Wednesday, September 24, 2014

2014 Spirit Base: 461-470

#461 - Dallas Keuchel
I didn't realize Keuchel is from Tulsa and went to the University of Arkansas (where my wife currently works) until making this card. I'll probably take a special interest in him going forward.

#462 - Jason Vargas
Not a lot of pitcher fielding shots so far. So here's one.

#463 - Collin Cowgill
Is it better to just write something stupid like this or to have nothing written at all?

#464 - Hanley Ramirez
It's saying a lot that he's one of the least-detestable Dodgers.

#465 - Henderson Alvarez
I hope Alvarez throws another no-hitter on the final day of the season again and starts making it an annual thing.

#466 - Martin Maldonado
I really hate the lighting inside Miller Park. Every shot there looks kind of dead and lifeless.

#467 - Danny Santana
I had zero knowledge of his existence until making this card. I needed to replace Pedro Florimon after noticing he was released by the Twins in May.

#468 - Jacob deGrom
I'm guessing it'll be either deGrom or Billy Hamilton to win the NL Rookie of the Year. Could be another Puig/Jose Fernandez situation, though at about half the volume.

#469 - Masahrio Tanaka
Speaking of ROY debates, I wonder if it'll be Tanaka or Abreu in the AL. There's obviously the Yankee factor to contend with, but since Tanaka spent a good chunk of time on the DL, maybe Abreu edges him out. THIS is your Puig/Fernandez for 2014.

#470 - Craig Gentry
More bunting!


  1. Florimon wasn't released until last week. Actually he was waived and claimed by the Nats, but same difference.

    1. Yep, you're right. I forgot the specifics but remembered looking at his season on Baseball Reference and noticing that we wasn't much of a factor on the big league roster. Looks like he was around through June though only had 86 plate appearances.