Friday, April 23, 2010

The B-List Lite: 4/22

The Tribe leaves Minnesota with a win on Mitch Talbot's gem, and today's game recap features:

  • Mighty Mitch Talbot, your (gulp) "ace"
  • A contrast in Perez Stylings
  • Why Asdrubal Cabrera is 4/5th the leadoff hitter Denard Span is
  • Andy Marte, hitting hero!
  • Everybody hits!
  • "Neener neener!"
  • A Managerial Head-Scratcher
There are very few places to watch Andy Marte do ... anything, but only one place to read The B-List.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Top Five Things Lamer than the Indians' Offense

The Cleveland Indians were shut down for the second consecutive night.  They are 6-1 in games in which they have scored a THIRD RUN.  They are 6-8 overall, meaning that there have been SEVEN games in which they have scored TWO OR FEWER RUNS.  That's fully HALF OF THEIR GAMES.  That is really, really, really, really bad.

I wanted to describe the Indians' offense as The Lamest Thing in the World, but alas, I was able to find at least 5 things lamer.  However, these things aren't a LOT lamer, and in some cases we're splitting hairs.

The B-List Lite: 4/21

The Tribe has never won in Target Field, and today's game recap features:

  • Francisco Liriano's command ... of the umpire
  • David Huff's blunderbussery
  • The least-likely infield hit ever
  • The Worst Plate Appearance in the World!
  • Grasping at Straws
  • Faint praise
  • Advice for Matt LaPorta
There are lots of places to watch a pitch put up more than 1 Witt Point per inning, but only one place to read The B-List.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Believe it: Shin-Soo Choo is the Indians' Best Player

I made a comment last week that Shin-Soo Choo has supplanted Grady Sizemore as the Best Player on the Cleveland Indians.

Is this really a controversial statement?

Consider this fine piece by Paul Cousineau.  He beat me to the punch, although I had originally beaten him to the punch, except I am more of a lout.  (I didn't write the piece last week, nor this weekend, nor before now.  Mea culpa.)

Here's the angle I meant to take on it: I claim that Shin-Soo Choo might now be a better player than Grady Sizemore EVER WAS.

The B-List Lite: 4/20

The Tribe opens the Target Field Era with a loss, and today's game recap features:

  • Kevin Slowey's masterful command
  • Justin Masterson's sloweyful command
  • An excellent night from the bullpen
  • The return of Russ Branyan!
  • Guess if he struck out!
  • Some very, very, very, very ...
  • ... very, very, very bad defense
  • Pronk smash!
There are lots of places to watch run-scoring wild pitches AGAIN, but only one place to read The B-List.

Monday, April 19, 2010

The B-List Lite: 4/16 - 4/18

The Tribe sweeps the ChiSox, and today's game recaps feature:

  • The development of Tofu Lou Marson
  • The progression of Jake Westbrook
  • The returns of Chris Perez and Asdrubal Cabrera as useful players
  • The one-man offense
  • Making fun of the White Sox' "offense"
  • Lamenting the Cleveland "offense"
  • Mitch Talbot's gem
  • Around the bullpen
There are lots of places to watch all five guys in your rotation post consecutive Quality Starts, but only one place to read The B-List.