Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Are YOU A Believer in Gary?

In the short period of time that Gary Sanchez has been in the league, he has received a ton of hate for just about everything he does. The Austin Romine/Miguel Cabrera incident, bad defense, not hustling on a close play, and of course his atrocious year at the plate. 

Gary had great years in 2016 and 2017, and I'm a firm believer that he'll get it back together in 2019. Now Sanchez is injury free and has a full season of Yankees baseball laid out in front of him. Many people thought Gary would out hit Judge and Stanton last year, but he hit a minuscule .189 in 89 games. The power wasn't missing though, as he would've been on pace to hit well over 30 home runs if he had played a full season.

This is just one of the many Gary Sanchez cards I've picked up over the past few weeks. I'm hoping to show the rest in future posts, but one can only write so much about Gary Sanchez.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Collecting Once Again

I have decided that the year or so break that I took from collecting was long enough. I went to my first card show in years on Sunday and I had a blast. I didn't end up buying any cards (just browsed), but I ended up getting O'Neil, Singleton, and Cone on my jersey which is coming along very nicely.


I'm hoping to get some more posts this week (and hopefully beyond), and I'd love to reconnect with whoever is left of this community.

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Saturday, September 8, 2018

Ending This Blog, Starting A New Project

I've been writing this blog for a long time. It's been almost exactly 4 years, which is pretty crazy to think about. I've come to the point the content that I write is pretty boring, bland, and repetitive. Every now and then I'll get a fresh idea, but it's nothing like when I was writing 3 years ago, when I would write every single day. I starting back up again at the beginning of 2018, but it just didn't feel the same.

Will I ever write on this blog again? Probably. Most likely when I get back into baseball cards, which I'm sure is bound to happen sometime soon.

I started another blog on wordpress

https://coronathepug.com/


And I can't wait to write about my other hobby/passion; animals. 

It would mean a great deal if you could all give it a follow.

Thanks!

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Is The Pressure Of New York Too Much For Stanton?

I wouldn't know how to answer that question. It's obvious that Stanton has gotten off to a terrible start in pinstripes. It seems all he does is strike out. In fact, he's the first player in the live ball era to have multiple games with 0 hits and 5 strikeouts EVER. Stanton is already being put in the history books! 

I understand it's only April 8th, but Stanton has been having some really really bad games. I don't think it's the end of the world yet, but I definitely am worried. I also think it's time to move Stanton down in the lineup. 


Drury got off to a hot start, but just like half the team, he was placed on the DL because of blurred vision. Andujar stepped in his place and he's been struggling, but he's only had a handful of games in the majors so I'm not too worried.

Sabathia was also placed on the 10 day DL, but he'll be missing only 1 start which is great news. You can't expect Sabathia to start 30+ games anyways.

Surprisingly, Tanaka is still healthy and dealing. 

Needless to say, it's been an opening week from hell for the Yankees. Oh, and they head to Fenway now.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Boone Or Bust

The first two games went great for the Yankees; Stanton showed off his power, Wade and Austin came up clutch, and of course the pitching performances. Then came Betances. As expected he blew the game. That was Boone's first mistake; leaving Betances in too long. Then the very next day he decides to intentionally walk Donaldson, someone who was struggling all series and had a weak shoulder, to pitch to Justin Smoak. Robertson eventually gave up a grand slam to Smoak and that was the game. It's safe to say Boone has already made a few very questionable decisions. 

Girard's binder was better I guess.

On the bright side, Sonny Gray looked good even though he only went 4 innings. I think now that he's settled into New York he's going to have a big year. 

I only own two Sonny Gray autos, one of them being his first bowman autograph. 

The second one is an inceptionized auto from 2016 bowman inception. For whatever reason he's wearing #72 on this card, compared to #2 in the original card. Fishy Topps business.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Ronald Acuna: The Real Deal?

There has been so much hype surrounding Ronald Acuna and the Braves. Acuna had a ridiculous year in AA and AAA, and then continued his hot hitting in the Arizona Fall League. He eventually rose to the #2 overall prospect right behind Ohtani. He didn't make the major league roster due to the extra year of service time, but come mid April there's no doubt that he'll be in Atlanta. 

His card prices have also sky-rocketed, rising to nearly $600 for a BASE chrome auto. He hasn't even played a major league game yet and his prices are already higher than Lindor, Bryant, and many other solidified stars. Fortunately for me, I bought in at a good time and it's sure been fun watching his prices rise. 


Do you think these prices are reasonable for someone for someone who hasn't even reached the majors yet? Do you believe in the hype surrounding him?

Friday, March 30, 2018

Another Gem For Severino

Yesterday was opening day and Severino was lights out, allowing only 1 hit through 5.1 innings. Severino is certainly capable of putting up cy young numbers and he showed that yesterday. Stanton stole the show from Sevy though, hitting 2 home runs in his first game as a Yankee. Today I decided to show off two more of my favorite Severino's. 


It's sure going to fun watching Severino the rest of the season