Monday, September 29, 2014

2014 Spirit Base: 511-520

#511 - Gerardo Parra
I'm glad to see Parra out of the NL West. He always seemed to do well against the Giants and nobody else.

#512 - David Carpenter
Looking at Carpenter's numbers, he didn't pitch that much worse in 2014 than he did in 2013. That is unless you look at his ERA which nearly doubled (1.78 to 3.45). Basically it looks like for as good as his luck was last year it was conversely bad this year. Baseball gods and whatnot.

#513 - Miguel Gonzalez
Not that Miguel Gonzalez. No, not that one either. The one that's been a solid rotation piece for the AL East champs, just like everyone predicted.

#514 - Will Middlebrooks
Middlebrooks has been a bust since his rookie season and it looks like the Red Sox might be looking for his replacement this offseason.

#515 - Wesley Wright
Maybe the Cubs can get him a hat that fits next season.

#516 - Jake Petricka
Show of hands: who can pronounce his last name correctly?*

#517 - Jay Bruce
Bruce looks like a Ken doll or something here.

#518 - C.C. Lee
C.C.'s back in Cleveland!

#519 - Matt Belisle
I'm kind of on the fence about the Rockies' pinstripes. I guess they work if they're not going to start embracing purple more.

#520 - J.D. Martinez
What a break for J.D. Released by the Astros just before the season starts, then signs with AL favorite Tigers and proceeds to have a career year.



  1. I would love it if the pinstripes stayed the full time the main home uniform and the purples became the main road uniform and the blacks were brought out on special occasions and/or Sundays. I could do without the road grays. I never have liked them.

    1. They should definitely embrace purple, especially since the Diamondbacks dropped it years ago.