Friday, April 18, 2014



Listed below you will find the McCabe Magazine Owner/Organization of the Year Winner and our Owner Power Rankings. The owner with the highest winning percentage at every level at the end of the regular season and bonus points for winning the division and for making the playoffs (wildcard). The Owner with the most points will receive the McCabe Magazine Owner of the Year Award. We here at McCabe Magazine feel that a good owner should maintain a solid farm system and a winning major league ball team. His big league club should be in position to win the division and one or more of the lower level squads should be in position to capture a minor league World Series title. The Owner of the Year should field competitive teams at every level.

Bonus Points and Winning Percentages 

The Power Rankings are a combine total of each teams (RL, Low A, High A, AA, AAA, ML) winning percentage. Each team will receive one point for each win and BONUS POINTS as followed: ML Division Winner 100 points, Wildcard 75, AAA Division Winner 50 points, AAA Wildcard 30, AA Division Winner 40, AA Wildcard 20, High A Division Winner 30, High A Wildcard 15, Low A Division Winner 20, Low A Wildcard 10. Rookie Division Winner 10, and Rookie Wildcard 5.

Note: Tiebreaker total wins.     


Season 21 Robert E. McCabe Owner of the Year is egw18 of the Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies have a total of 530 organizational wins and 225 playoff bonus points.

 Philadelphia Phillies Organization

Organization  Owner Level Wins Bonus Points
Philadelphia Phillies egw18 ML 98 75
Philadelphia Phillies egw18 AAA 86 50
Philadelphia Phillies egw18 AA 97 40
Philadelphia Phillies egw18 High A 91 30
Philadelphia Phillies egw18 Low A 105 20
Philadelphia Phillies egw18 Rookie 53 10
Philadelphia Phillies egw19 530 225
Philadelphia Phillies egw20 Total 755

Top 10
Rank Organization  Owner Total Points
1 Philadelphia Phillies egw18 755
2 Anaheim Angels captain10a 693
3 Toronto Blue Jays dimestoregin 658
4 New York Yankees ARomano 647
5 Richmond Virginians sylemark 643
6 Kansas City Royals TenaciousTYT 642
7 Detroit Tigers patrickkm 627
8 Chicago Cubs mitt0110 620
9 Arizona Diamondbacks yoker72 594
10 St. Louis Cardinals 421werd 579
The next 5
Rank Organization  Owner Total Points
11 Milwaukee Brewers brentcnb 576
12 Washington D.C. Nationals Saffron 544
13 Colorado Rockies axtell 534
14 Chicago White Sox kgrffth 516
15 San Francisco Giants wylie717 513
The Rest
Rank Organization  Owner Total Points
16 Cleveland Indians Fantasy Frea 495
17 Baltimore Orioles bourboncask 485
18 New York Mets basebalguru 453
19 Oakland Athletics jefepwnzer 440
20 Florida Marlins lido9615 431
21 Pittsburgh Pirates nbaker12 424
22 San Diego Padres jgarron 423
23 Cincinnati Reds cpintens 418
24 Los Angeles Dodgers Arte 413
25 Tampa Bay Rays rsskfs25 411
26 Atlanta Braves bigsammich 387
27 Seattle Mariners toothdoc9 381
28 Minnesota Twins optistrat 350
29 Texas Rangers goldenbaer90 336
30 Rochester Broncos coinguy 229
31 Boston Red Sox pat007ohmss 224
32 Houston Astros ajaxx90 203

Tuesday, March 25, 2014



League MVP and Cy Young Award Selections

Toronto, CN (McC) - With the season coming to a close, the staff here at McCabe Magazine would like to post our All-Pro Team and postseason awards. There are several worthy candidates for McCabe league Most Valuable Player (MVP), and after hours of deliberation our choice is Tampa Bay’s 24 year-old Quilvio Mendez (LF). This former Rookie of the Year (ROY) and 2 time Home Run Derby champ has 55 Home Runs, 154 RBIs, 285 BA, and 24 Stolen Bases.

Quilvio Mendez
Tampa Bay
Age: 24B/T: R/R
Born: Yamasa, DO
Position(s): LF/1B/RF
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Our League Cy Young award winner is San Diego right-hand starter Moose Martin. Martin has a league leading 26 wins, 1.08 Whip, and a 2.70 ERA. He is also a former ROY, 2-time All Star and a back to back 20 game winner.

Moose Martin
San Diego
Age: 24B/T: R/R
Born: Scottsdale, AZ
Position(s): P (P)
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McCabe League All-Pro Team


Hersh Mays
Age: 29B/T: L/R
Born: Lytle, TX
Position(s): C
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Third Base

Trey Robinson
Age: 32B/T: R/R
Born: Swannanoa, NC
Position(s): 3B/MIF/OF
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Second Base
Quinton Bryne
New York
Age: 26B/T: R/R
Born: Robstown, TX
Position(s): 2B/CIF/OF/DH
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First Base
Steve Sterns
White Sox
Age: 28B/T: S/R
Born: Bartlett, TX
Position(s): 1B/DH
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Short Stop
Manuel Hernandez
Age: 26B/T: L/R
Born: Puerto Plata, DO
Position(s): SS/IF/OF/DH
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Quilvio Mendez
Tampa Bay
Age: 24B/T: R/R
Born: Yamasa, DO
Position(s): LF/1B/RF
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Diego Hernandez
Age: 32B/T: S/R
Born: Oakland, CA
Position(s): CF/IF/OF/DH
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Barry Henley
Kansas City
Age: 30B/T: L/R
Born: Trail, BC
Position(s): RF/CIF/2B/LF/DH
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Designated Hitter 
Desi Cruz
Blue Jays
Age: 23B/T: S/R
Born: Nagua, DO
Position(s): DH/1B/COF
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Starting Pitcher
Moose Martin
San Diego
Age: 24B/T: R/R
Born: Scottsdale, AZ
Position(s): P (P)
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Middle Relief

Juan Azocar
New York
Age: 28B/T: L/L
Born: Santo Domingo, CU
Position(s): P (SuA)
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Clark Dillon
Age: 32B/T: R/R
Born: Boston, MA
Position(s): P (ClB)
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MLB Notes and Stuff

The San Diego Padres have won 100+ games for the 5th year in row. Tony Cortes, Mets Leftfielder is not listed as an MVP finalist. The Chicago Cubs are in position to win the division for the first time since season nine (9). They lead the defending champs, Detroit Tigers by one (1) game with one to play. The Atlanta Braves are in first place in the NL South, a position this organization hasn't seen since season one (1). The New York Mets won the NL East by 3 games after winning an amazing 100. The Boston Red finished last in the AL East after finishing first in the division 7 times in the last 10 years. The Toronto Blue Jays have won the AL North for the 4th year in a row, and 6 out of the last 8 years. The Kansas City Royals won the division by 2 games over the St. Louis Cardinals by finishing the season with a 11 game win streak.  

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


Major League Power Rankings

The power rankings are an average of the following team statistics; Wins, OPS, Runs Scored, ERA, Runs Allowed, and Fielding Percentage. 

Power Rankings Top 10
Rank Team Owner W L
1 Toronto Blue Jays dimestoregin 49 32
2 Kansas City Royals TenaciousTYT 44 37
3 Tampa Bay Rays rsskfs23 45 36
4 San Diego Padres jgarron 56 25
5 Oakland Athletics jefepwnzer 50 31
6 Colorado Rockies axtell 48 33
7 New York Mets basebalguru 50 31
8 Chicago Cubs mitt0108 42 39
9 Milwaukee Brewers brentcnb 48 33
10 Baltimore Orioles bourboncask 52 29
The Next 5
Rank Team Owner W L
11 Arizona Diamondbacks yoker70 47 34
12 St. Louis Cardinals 421werd 49 32
13 Detroit Tigers patrickkm 41 40
14 Washington D.C. Nationals Saffron 40 41
15 Atlanta Braves bigsammich 45 36
The Best of the Rest
Rank Team Owner W L
16 Richmond Virginians sylemark 41 40
17 Philadelphia Phillies egw18 46 35
18 Anaheim Angels captain10a 40 41
19 Los Angeles Dodgers Arte 41 40
20 New York Yankees ARomano 37 44

STAT of the DAY

Hitting Stat
Batting Average verse Left-Hand Pitching
Rank Franchise Owner AVG OPS
1 Kansas City Royals TenaciousTYT 0.307 0.880
2 Pittsburgh Pirates nbaker10 0.294 0.798
2T Colorado Rockies axtell 0.294 0.860
4 Houston Astros ajaxx88 0.291 0.849
5 Chicago White Sox kgrffth 0.284 0.786
5T Anaheim Angels captain10a 0.284 0.778
5T St. Louis Cardinals 421werd 0.284 0.758
8 Tampa Bay Rays rsskfs23 0.283 0.833
8T Texas Rangers goldenbaer88 0.283 0.793
10 Boston Red Sox pat007ohmss 0.282 0.830
Batting Average verse Right-Hand Pitching
Rank Franchise Owner        AVG        OPS
1 Detroit Tigers patrickkm 0.289 0.802
2 Oakland Athletics jefepwnzer 0.288 0.781
3 Colorado Rockies axtell 0.286 0.851
4 Milwaukee Brewers brentcnb 0.284 0.811
5 New York Mets basebalguru 0.281 0.821
5T Kansas City Royals TenaciousTYT 0.281 0.787
7 Toronto Blue Jays dimestoregin 0.278 0.854
8 Houston Astros ajaxx88 0.276 0.792
9 Anaheim Angels captain10a 0.275 0.765
10 San Francisco Giants wylie715 0.274 0.763
Pitching Stat
Batting Average Allowed verse Left-Hand Batter
Rank Franchise Owner OAV OBP
1 San Diego Padres jgarron 0.214 0.270
2 Tampa Bay Rays rsskfs23 0.234 0.309
3 Arizona Diamondbacks yoker70 0.241 0.295
4 Detroit Tigers patrickkm 0.249 0.323
5 Atlanta Braves bigsammich 0.249 0.327
6 Oakland Athletics jefepwnzer 0.251 0.312
6T Chicago Cubs mitt0108 0.251 0.322
8 Richmond Virginians sylemark 0.258 0.309
9 Kansas City Royals TenaciousTYT 0.265 0.324
9T Washington D.C. Nationals Saffron 0.265 0.342
Batting Average Allowed verse Right-Hand Batter
Rank Franchise Owner OAV OBP
1 San Diego Padres jgarron 0.229 0.302
2 Kansas City Royals TenaciousTYT 0.234 0.303
3 Chicago Cubs mitt0108 0.236 0.299
3T Detroit Tigers patrickkm 0.236 0.312
5 Baltimore Orioles bourboncask 0.237 0.295
6 Richmond Virginians sylemark 0.241 0.309
7 Oakland Athletics jefepwnzer 0.242 0.305
8 Atlanta Braves bigsammich 0.242 0.303
8T New York Mets basebalguru 0.249 0.322
10 Los Angeles Dodgers Arte 0.250 0.316

Saturday, February 8, 2014



The Best Player Ever in Baseball, Cortes or Garcia? 

East Rutherford, NJ (McC) - The second decade in the Robert E. McCabe league saw the emergent of some great stars and the dominants of the National League West division during the regular season, and most notable the post-season. When talking about stars in the decade, that conversation starts and ends with the best players ever to lace up a pair of spikes, 8 time MVP Tony Cortes and 6 time Cy Young award winner Vince Garcia. Cortes (396 HR, 1457 RBI, 340 BA) is our decade MVP, Garcia (199 wins, 2.65 ERA, 115 CG) gets the Cy Young for the decade, and our Fireman of the decade is Cedrick Hollins (472 Saves). The only question left is "who is the best player ever?" Is it Cortes or Garcia? I was ready to name Cortes the best of all time until I took a real good look at the career of Garcia. I'm leaning towards the everyday player Cortes, but who could go wrong with either choice.

The best division in baseball during the decade has to be the National League West. That division has won the NL pennant 7 of the 10 years. Our runner up is the American League East with 6 pennants. The NL West had 3 of the 4 teams win 90+ games every year since season 17, and in season 19 the top three teams in the division won an amazing 100 games. Our team of the decade is the San Diego Padres. The Padres has the best record in baseball the last 3 years and 4 out of the last 5, they have played in 5 World Series in the decade, winning 3.        

The All Decade Squab for Season Two

Hersh Mays (251 HR, 624 RBI, 302 BA) is a 4 time All-Star and has won the Silver Slugger (C) award twice.   

Hersh Mays
Age: 29B/T: L/R
Born: Lytle, TX
Position(s): C
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Don Bagley has a 334 lifetime batting average which puts him 3rd on the all-time list behind our decade MVP Tony Cortes (340 BA), and Hall of Famer Placido Ortiz (335 BA). He won the Rookie of the Year in season 13, 4 time Silver Slugger (1B) award winner, and 3 time All-Star. 
Don Bagley
Age: 31B/T: S/R
Born: French Camp, MS
Position(s): 1B
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This former 1st round selection (2 overall) won the Rookie of the Year and MVP (2 time MVP) in the same year. He is a 8 time All-Star, 8 time Silver Slugger award winner (5 at 2B), and a World Series Winner. Career stats; 447 HR, 1248 RBI, 300 BA.

Homer Henry
Kansas City
Age: 33B/T: S/R
Born: Rock Falls, IL
Position(s): LF/1B/2B/RF/DH
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George Brantley won the season 20 MVP, has appeared in 6 All-Star games, a home run derby champ, 7 time Silver Slugger award winner (6 at 3B), and won a World Series Ring in season 15 with the Oakland Athletics.  

George Brantley
Age: 34B/T: L/R
Born: Benton, AR
Position(s): 3B/IF/OF/DH
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Mark Crosby has 2 World Series Rings, 5 All-Stars appearances, 2 Gold Gloves, and 2 Silver Slugger awards at shortstop.

Mack Crosby
San Diego
Age: 29B/T: R/R
Born: Coronado, CA
Position(s): SS/3B/2B
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What more can we say about this first ballot Hall of Famer, 9 time MVP, 12 time All-Star, and 2 time World Series winner. He has the best career batting average of all-time at 340, and the signal-season record of 396 (season 15) when he flirted with batting 400 for the season. 11 Silver Slugger awards, 2 Gold Gloves, 1 All-Star MVP. Career stats: He is number one on the all-time career list in Runs Scored (1,682), BA (340), OBP (467), OPS (1.089), Stolen Bases (747), and Walks (1,471). He is 2nd on the all-time list with a 621 Slugging Percentage, 2nd on the list with 211 Intentional Walks, and 3rd on the career Triples list with 91.    

Tony Cortes
New York
Age: 34B/T: R/R
Born: Barahona, DO
Position(s): LF/CIF/2B/OF/DH
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Diego Hernandez is the best center-fielder of the decade with 10 All-Star appearances, 7 time Gold Glove (CF) winner, 7 Silver Slugger (CF) awards, all in his 10 year major league career.

Diego Hernandez
San Francisco
Age: 32B/T: S/R
Born: Oakland, CA
Position(s): CF/IF/OF/DH
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This first ballot Hall of Famer is a 3 time MVP, and 9 time All-Star. 6 time Sliver Slugger award winner, 2 time Home Run Derby winner, and a All-Star MVP. He is first on the all-time career Slugging Percentage list with a 651, and ranked 2nd all-time in OPS (1.034), and 2nd all-time in Triples (95).  

Philip Priest
Age: 34B/T: R/R
Born: Carrollton, KY
Position(s): RF/1B/LF/DH
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Designated Hitter

Ablullah Beckham is our DH of the decade. He is a 6 time All-Star, 4 time Silver Slugger (DH), and a 2 time Home Run Derby Champ. 37 year-old Beckham is presently assigned to the Milwaukee Brewers AAA affiliate where he is batting 343 and hoping to get one more shot at the bigs. This once King of the DH during his career made $45 Million during his 15 years as a pro is now making the minor league max of 55k, and in our opinion should just ride off into the sunset. Sticking around in the minors, where can win a batting title against inferior pitching will only hurt his chances to be elected into the Hall. Career stats; 405 HR, 1146 RBI, 316 BA.        

Abdullah Beckham
Age: 37B/T: R/R
Born: Manchester, MI
Position(s): C/DH
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Right-hand Starter

Garcia, another first ballot HOF is the most dominating pitcher of all-time. Some of my colleagues say he's the best player ever. The most amazing stat is his all-time career leading 115 (5 in season 21) complete games. That stat leads the 2nd place pitcher, and our left-hand starter of the decade  Luther Abercrombie (72 CG) by 23 and counting. He is a World Series winner, 8 time All-Star, and 6 time Cy Young award winner. Career records: He's number 1 on the career list in the following categories;  complete games (115), Shutouts (32), Whip (1.01), and Winning Percentage (.734). Second on the career list with a 2.68 ERA, and 3rd with a 219 BA allowed.

Vince Garcia
Age: 31B/T: R/R
Born: Lincoln, ME
Position(s): P (SP3)
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Left-hand Starter

Luther Abercrombie is another career stat stuffer. He has been around for 21 years and a major leaguer for 20. This back to back World Series winner in seasons 2 and 3, is a 8 time All-Star, 2 time Cy Young award winner, and is the all-time career wins leader with 305. He is also the career leader in strikeouts (3,984), Inning pitched (4,531.7), and games started (683). He is 2nd on the list with 21 shutouts, and complete games (72). He also has a No-Hitter in season 19 to his credit.

Luther Abercrombie
Age: 39B/T: L/L
Born: Newark, NJ
Position(s): P (SP2)
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Cedrick Hollins is our pick as the Closer of the decade. He is the all-time ERA (2.50) leader, a 8 time All-Star (7 this decade), back to back Fireman of the Year wards in seasons 17 and 18, and a All-Star MVP. He is 2nd on the career batting average allowed list (216), 3rd on the career Whip list (1.09), and 3rd in Saves with 469. Honorable Mention: Skeeter Brown the all-time career Saves leader (525), 7 time All-Star (only 3 this decade), 1 Fireman of the Year, and a World Series winner in season 13 with the San Diego Padres.  

Cedrick Hollins
New York
Age: 35B/T: R/R
Born: Wrightsville, GA
Position(s): P (ClA)
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Next Issue: McCabe Magazine Season 21 Power Rankings