Let Ichiro Pitch!


The news just came in that perennial All-Star and should-be Hall of Famer Ichiro Suzuki is set to join the Miami Marlins:   Source: #Marlins indeed closing in on Ichiro, as @craigmish reported. Deal expected to be one year in Continue reading

Thus Ends the Ben Zobrist Dream


Ben Zobrist is a very hot trade commodity, and of course we know that the Tampa Bay Rays still had Yunel Escobar and probably some other guys who could play middle infield. But Billy Beane is nuts…   The #Athletics Continue reading

BBWAA Elects Roughly Half of What it Should Have to Hall of Fame

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Today, it was announced that the BBWAA elected Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz, and Craig Biggio to the Hall of Fame.  No problem.  They are all very deserving of enshrinement.  It is the self-congratulatory sanctimony of the writers that Continue reading

The Struggles of Selecting Hall of Famers

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Year after year, the hall of fame election draws all sorts of debate and discussion.  The rules are terrible.  Someone sells their ballot to Deadspin.  Players who everyone thinks should be in are left out.  PEDs are discussed again.  It’s Continue reading

A Day to Be Thankful


Happy Thanksgiving to one and all from all of us here at World Series Dreaming. Today is the day that we are supposed to sit back and remember what we are thankful for. As a whole, we generally do not Continue reading

Ryan Theriot Should Probably Just Stop Talking


Ryan Theriot, was once a beloved figure around Wrigleyville. With his hustle and grit, he was instantly a fan favorite; especially with the ladies. Even after he left the Cubs organization, and traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers, he still Continue reading

Ahem…About that World Series


So while the Cubs were upstaging the main event, there was a very exciting Game Seven going on in Kansas City.  Anno thought the Royals would win.  I said the Giants would win, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it Continue reading



Anno just wrote that he says the Royals will win the World Series.  Since I have my own rooting interests and I favor the Giants, let’s just say… Giants win. Wouldn’t be surprised if it went the full seven, though. Continue reading

A World Series Preview, From August

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The World Series (sans the Chicago Cubs) is set to begin Tuesday. The American League Champion Kansas City Royals will be hosting the National League Champion San Francisco Giants. While the Cubs are not playing, they are happy to be Continue reading

Thank You Paul Konerko


The city of Chicago is about to say goodbye to one of the best players in the long history of Chicago baseball. Overshadowed by the retirement of New York Yankee legend and Hall of Fame shortstop Derek Jeter, Paul Konerko‘s Continue reading