Hot stove season is the best because we all get to play. Not just passively hoping for and dreaming of improvements to our favorite teams, but the armchair, semi-informed analysis we get to provide when details of negotiations become public. If something leaks, it leaks for a reason, and when contradictory information…
Hitters at the Mendoza Line are almost definitionally not very good, and players with poor averages usually don't hit a lot of home runs. You have to hit the ball to hit it out of the yard, after all. Lately, though, there have been more exceptions to those rules than ever before.
The latest cool baseball thing comes from Monday night's Orioles-Yankees game. Chris Davis fouled off a pitch from C.C. Sabathia, and the ball somehow found its way into Davis's jersey.
Chris Davis hit another home run Sunday, his fourth in as many days. He now has 37 on the season, which leads the league and ties Reggie Jackson's record for most home runs before the All-Star break.
J.J. Hardy mashed a three-run homer last night to lead the O's to an 8-5 win over the Blue Jays in Baltimore, with Chris Davis and Adam Jones adding round-trippers as well. The latter pair got into some hijinks on the way back to the dugout after Hardy's bomb, with Davis giving Jones a textbook wet willie.
It's July 1, the effective halfway point of the season, so it's time to take notice of what could be the American League's closest and most historic race. Miguel Cabrera has his batting eye on the first ever back-to-back Triple Crowns in baseball history. In his way is Chris Davis, himself right on the pace of a mark…
The Red Sox are surprising fans and pundits with their quick start in the AL East, though the Orioles cut into that lead thanks in part to a ninth inning Chris Davis homer that sparked a five run rally. Davis's performance so far this season has been impressive—to everyone but Boston fans, at least.
Chris Davis: four games, 9/15 on 18 plate appearances, four homers, .600 batting average, 1.600 slugging percentage, and 16 RBI, breaking the old record of 12 through the season's first four games. Now where can I get me some of that sweet, sweet monkey dust?