Marty Lurie Talks San Francisco Giants Baseball

Posts from — July 2006

Hall Of Fame Special 07/30/06

with Marty Lurie

Segment one : Live with Bruce Jenkins
Segment two : Marty speaks with Fergie Jenkins
Segment three: Interview with Bruce Markusen
Segment four : Marty talks to Tracy Ringolsby
Segment five : Short interview with Gary Carter

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July 30, 2006   No Comments

Inside Baseball Saturday Night 07/29/06

Inside Baseball with Marty Lurie & Shooty Babitt – Trade Deadline: Was that the last start for Zito in a A’s uniform? Top Team of the League: Detroit?, Soriano: Going to the White Sox or Twins?, Oakland back in first place: Angels making it a close one

Segment one : Marty, Shooty & Bruce Magowan.
Segment two : Marty, Bruce & Shooty.
Segment three: Marty, Robert Buan, Bruce & Shooty.
Segment four : Marty, Robert Buan, Bruce & Shooty.
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July 30, 2006   No Comments

Check Out Runs Differential Before Making Trades

As the clock ticks closer to the July 31st trading deadline certain questions come to mind for virtually every team in the league.

Do we need to shake up the team? Are we in the race? Are we trying to load up for the postseason? Are we gearing up for next year?

Normally I don’t like to get bogged down in statistics, but there is one that I feel accurately gives guidance when weighing those questions.

Runs scored minus runs given up.

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July 30, 2006   No Comments

Twins join Spanish radio: A look at Spanish.

The Minnesota Twins started broadcasting some
of their home games in Spanish language radio
with ex Cuban great Major League
player Tony Oliva at the microphone.

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July 28, 2006   No Comments

Inside Baseball Saturday Night 07/22/06

Inside Baseball with Marty Lurie & Shooty Babitt – Possible trade rumors: bye-bye Zito, bye-bye? Second half of the season: who needs to breakout for Oakland, Alex Rodriguez: Is New York getting to “E.Rod”? Is Frank Thomas Oakland’s MVP so far?

Segment one : Marty & Bruce Magowan.
Segment two : Marty, Bruce & Shooty (on location in California’s Central Valley).
Segment three: Marty, Bruce & Shooty.
Segment four : Marty, Bruce & Shooty.
Segment five : Marty, Bruce & Shooty.

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July 24, 2006   No Comments

Bonds, Past and Future; Isn't it time to come clean?

Marty; There is a lengthy article in today’s New York Times, captioned “Loyalty to Bonds Is Mystifying and Misplaced”. It is personally timely. Last evening, at the dinner table with five very articulate, highly opinionated, grossly intelligent, liberal in the best sense of that abused word, close friends, I was subjected to withering criticism for my “too moralistic attitude towards Bonds”.

The unanimous opinion of the five, two of whom are fervent Giant fans, was that the continued federal interest in pursuing Bonds was overkill, unworthy of the money spent and energy expended. Bonds wasn’t a bank robber, a rapist, a child abuser. He may have been a knowing steroids user but he was not doing anything illegal and many others were as guilty of using performance enhancing drugs. The possibility of criminal charges other than perjury was not then under discussion

Click below for more of Ed’s excellent article. Marty

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July 23, 2006   No Comments

It's Not Who You Get, It's Who You Have

With all the wheeling and dealing expected to take place over the next week by teams in serious playoff contention, the key to getting to play October baseball lies not with the flashy new additions, but with the players remaining on the team.

No matter how the A’s add to their line up the most important hitters during the final two months are Mark Ellis, Frank Thomas, Nick Swisher, Eric Chavez, and Bobby Crosby.

Without significant improvements from Ellis, Crosby, and Chavez the A’s will find it very difficult to win the West.

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July 22, 2006   No Comments

A's – Giants All Star Team Would It Win The World Series?

Is an All Star team made up of this year’s A’s and Giants capable of winning the World Series?

Before I answer the question these are the ingredients I am looking for in my team.

Two dominating starting pitchers who can pitch effectively through the end of October.

Three hitters having career seasons.

Speed at the top of the line up.

A four man ‘pen including a closer who is lights out.

A defense that makes all the routine plays plus an occasional great one.

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July 22, 2006   No Comments

Inside Baseball Saturday Night 07/15/06

Inside Baseball with Marty Lurie & Shooty Babitt – A’s vs. Red Sox: a good test for Oakland?, Rangers or Yankees: who has a better pitching staff?, Angels bouncing back: Trouble for the A’s?, Trade Deadline: Time to get a Starting Pitcher?

Segment one : Marty & Shooty.
Segment two : Marty, Jeff Passan (National Baseball Writer for YAHOO! Sports) , Robert Buan & Shooty.
Segment three: Marty, Shooty & Robert Buan.
Segment four : Marty, Shooty & Robert Buan.

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July 17, 2006   No Comments

Trading Deadline Looms Ahead

Batter Up July 16th, 2006

Perhaps the most exciting time during the regular baseball season occurs around the all star break when the contenders contemplate which trades might improve their clubs.

With the long summer ahead pitching becomes a priority. Without a deep bullpen and reliable starting pitching the road to October becomes very precarious.

The AL West is such a close race that one or two key players will tip the balance.

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July 16, 2006   No Comments