The Big orange Guy's Top 5 Injuries of 2010

Pitchers and catchers have finally reported.  The stories are already making headlines.  Albert Pujols did not get an extension.  Miguel Cabrera had an interesting night with the law, Ken Griffey is back as a consultant, the Mets' ownership and Be »»

The Big Orange Guy's Top 5 Discussions - Is Andy Pettitte a Hall of Famer?

Last week, Andy Pettitte announced he would be retiring from baseball as opposed to returning for his 17th season in major league baseball.  In his 16-year career with the New York Yankees and the Houston Astros, Pettitte's career record is 240-138 »»

The Big Orange Guy's Top 5 Puerto Rico Baseball Trivia Facts

The week between Christmas and New Year's Eve is usually one of the heaviest traveled weeks in the U.S.  This week, I have found myself on the island of Puerto Rico.  As I have mentioned many times in the past, in my articles, one of the biggest sp »»

The Big Orange Guy's Top 5 Plan B Pitchers

So, Cliff Lee is now part of the Phab Phor in Philly.  He sent shock waves through the major leagues by signing with his former team.  What happens now is the question for the Yankees, Rangers and anyone else looking for a pitcher not through a tra »»

The Big Orange Guy's Top 5 Introductions to the Carolina League

As I am sure you can figure out from my writings, I have strong feelings about minor league baseball.  Working in minor league baseball for five years, you grow to love the atmosphere of the minors and knowing that the players you may be watching to »»

The Big Orange Guy Remembers The Top 5 Picks of the 2001 Amateur Draft

As we get ready for the 2011 baseball season, I want to look back 10 years ago to the 2001 Amateur Draft.  The first round consisted of 44 players, with 26 of them playing in the major leagues in the past ten years.  Those players drafted in the fi »»

The Big Orange Guy's Top 5 Promotions of 2010

As a former minor league baseball employee, I always looked forward to coming up with interesting and new promotions or giveaways.  I worked for teams that were very strict and rigid in their thoughts.  It was their way or no way at all.  I also w »»

Big Orange Guy's Top 5 Veteran's Committee Nominees

It was announced yesterday that 12 people were nominated by the Veteran's Committee for election into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.  There is a 16 member committee that will each vote, with the results to be announced at the Winter Meetings on »»

The Big Orange Guy's Top 5 - Worst World Series Ratings Ever

Did you hear that thud?  That was the sound of the executives of FOX jaws hitting the ground when they realized that the World Series would feature Texas versus San Francisco.  Now, this does have the Number 5 market (Dallas Ft. Worth) against Numb »»

The Big Orange Guy's Top 5 - Mistakes of Omar Minaya

Living in New York, there are so many sports teams for us to talk about and watch.  We have four newspapers that have a daily sports section, two regional sports networks, two all-talk sports stations and many characters to go around for everyone. »»

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