Monday, December 5, 2016

ROBERT E. McCABE MAGAZINE POWER RANKINGS

MAJOR LEAGUE POWER RANKINGS 

CINCINNATI, OH (McC.COM) - Listed below are the first Power Rankings of season 31. The rankings are a statistical combination of the following team stats; Wins, Runs scored, OPS, WHIP, ERA, and Fielding Percentage.
TOP 10
Rank
Franchise
Owner W L
1 St. Louis Cardinals slurie2001 56 25
2 Cincinnati Reds cpintens 48 33
3 Washington D.C. Nationals Saffron 50 30
4 Atlanta Braves merott 51 30
5 Houston Astros bballer2117 52 28
6 Milwaukee Brewers brentcnb 45 36
7 San Diego Padres jgarron 49 32
8 Arizona Diamondbacks yoker70 42 38
9 Minnesota Twins optistrat 44 36
10 Baltimore Orioles GuerillaZen1 43 37
THE NEXT 5
Rank
Franchise
Owner W L
11 New York Yankees tomcecil 49 32
12 Cleveland Indians bbwinksdaddy 46 35
13 Oakland Athletics troutis 40 40
14 Seattle Mariners mark3313 42 39
15 Kansas City Royals TenaciousTYT 44 37
THE BEST of the REST 
Rank
Franchise
Owner W L
16 New York Mets basebalguru 41 39
17 Toronto Blue Jays dimestoregin 39 42
18 Detroit Tigers patrickkm 40 41
19 Richmond Virginians spintens 38 42
20 Florida Marlins lido9613 38 42
21 Pittsburgh Pirates sportbanker 33 47
22 Texas Rangers goldenbaer88 30 50
23 Anaheim Angels captain10a 36 44
24 Chicago Cubs mikemiele 40 40
25 Colorado Rockies axtell 37 43



WHERE ARE THEY NOW

Clarence Finley
Clarence Finley
none
none
Age: 38B/T: L/L
Born: Vancouver, BC
Position(s): LF/1B/DH
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Clarence Finley is the McCabe Magazine “Where Are They Now” featured player, the first overall amateur draft pick of the Arizona Diamondbacks in season 10 which completed the first decade of the league. Finley had an outstanding 20 year pro and 15 year major league career where he collected numerous awards which included 1 MVP, 1 World Series ring, 5 Silver Slugger (CF) awards, 3 All-Stars, and 2 Gold Gloves (CF). He spent his first 16 years in the Diamondbacks organization and the last four with the Boston Red Sox.

Finley now 40 retired after season 29, and in his view, with a lot of juice left. In his final season in Boston at the age of 38, he played in 142 games with 543 at bats, 17 Home Runs, 85 RBIs and a 304 batting average. He left Boston in season 30 via free agency and wasn’t offered a contract by any club and decided to retire. 

Born in Vancouver, British Columbia and grew up in Blaine, Washington which is a 1 hour 22 minute drive down the Trans-Canadian highway where he went to high school with his younger brother Ivan James Finley. Clarence's dad was a huge Seattle Mariners fan and named Clarence’s younger brother after Ivan James a Mariners All-Star first baseman who played eight seasons (1-8) for Seattle. Ivan J. Finley still lives in Blaine where he’s the high school baseball and hockey coach.

We found Clarence on his 150 acre estate located on Banks Island in British Columbia. He also own homes in Arizona and North Carolina, but prefers Canada’s westernmost province, defined by its Pacific coastline and mountain ranges. Finley says he loves nature areas like Glacier National Park where he enjoys hiking and riding the bike trails, as well as camping. His estate has a nine-hole golf course, two Olympic size swimming pools, one indoor one outdoor, batting cage, and a bowling alley. On the northern banks he has a permanent lift-up boat dock where he stores his 89 foot 27 M 2003 Gulet sailboat. The retired player brags about his investments he’s made during the course of his baseball career, “I was the first major investor in the snoring device Zyppah, the liquid sealant Flex Seal, and the Bosley hair loss system.” Finely also has a charitable foundation in Vancouver and a scholarship program at the University of  British Columbia where he met his present live-in girlfriend, Rebecca Victoria Hardy. The 27-year-old from Mannheim was named Canada’s Next Top Model in 2007. After an hour ride on a golf cart throughout his estate and snacking on Northwest Pacific salmon, we sat down on the back patio with a bottle of Oregon Pinot Noir to catch up on the latest news with the retired slugger. Finley told us he and Ms Hardy have been living together for six years and they both enjoy the outdoors and the night life in Vancouver. Finley “I have picked up 18 pounds since retirement, the dining in downtown Vancouver is absolutely fantastic.” He says he’s been offered several television and radio play-by-play jobs and he has a contract on his desk for a reality TV series featuring himself and Rebecca. “I’m not sure if that’s something I really want to do.” We asked Finley about a story in the Seattle Times that reported him attempting to buy The Vancouver Canadians, a minor league baseball team that plays in the Northwest League an affiliated of the Toronto Blue Jays. The story indicated that Finley would buy the club under one condition that he be allowed to be a player/manager for the club. However, after receiving the terms and structure of the deal, the Northwest League commissioner vetoed the sale. We quickly realized that was a sore subject with Finley, he became visually upset and shouted “ DAMN RIGHT I CAN STILL PLAY, what the hell you guys come all the way up here for anyway, I’ve only been retired 18 months. Get off my f***king property and stop taking pictures of my woman, your magazine ain’t nothing but a gossip rage anyway.” Rebecca was able to calm Finley down and he apologized for his behavior. However, later that evening I overheard her telling Finley she felt uncomfortable around the crew due to our inappropriate questions regarding her taste in men in terms of older 40 and up or young strong 20-year-olds. She also took exception to my creepy staring at her every move. At that point Finley thanked us for coming, the interview was over and we were asked to leave.

The bottom line is Clarence Finley is doing quite well in his retirement. He has a beautiful home and a gorgeous live-in girlfriend. After our visit we learned that the baseball field at his high school in Blaine Washington was named in his honor and the first episode of “Clarence and Rebecca” will air this fall on Fox FX. Congratulations to the couple and we will see you all again in the next issue of “WHERE ARE THEY NOW!”



Rebecca Victoria Hardy, professionally known as Reby Sky /ˈrɛbi/, is an model, radio, actress, television personality, photographer, dancer, professional wrestler who is currently dating former major league baseball player Clarence Finley. Wikipedia


Sunday, November 20, 2016

SINGLE SEASON TEAM STATS 30 AND COUNTING

ALL-TIME SINGLE SEASON TEAM STATS
30 Seasons of Team Stats


TEAM ALL-TIME SINGLE SEASON
Team Season Wins 
Rank Franchise Season W L
1 San Diego Padres 20 116 46
2 Florida Marlins 9 115 47
3 San Diego Padres 27 112 50
3 Anaheim Angels 25 112 50
5 San Diego Padres 19 111 51
5 Anaheim Angels 24 111 51
7 Minnesota Twins 11 110 52
7 Kansas City Royals 20 110 52
9 San Diego Padres 21 109 53
9 Arizona Diamondbacks 16 109 53
Single Season Team Batting 
Team Season Runs Scored
Rank Franchise Season AB R HR RBI OPS
1 Toronto Blue Jays 28 5790 1148 378 1123 0.920
2 Houston Astros 28 6026 1140 293 1109 0.898
3 Colorado Rockies 20 5905 1107 334 1079 0.883
4 Boston Red Sox 2 5919 1103 292 1068 0.887
5 Boston Red Sox 10 5873 1080 339 1058 0.883
6 Kansas City Royals 18 5792 1061 245 1026 0.850
7 Minnesota Twins 7 5919 1058 275 1040 0.846
8 New York Yankees 1 5748 1054 311 1016 0.877
9 Philadelphia Phillies 2 5859 1051 270 1014 0.864
10 Boston Red Sox 4 5853 1049 337 1011 0.875
Team Season Home Runs 
Rank Franchise Season AB H HR RBI AVG
1 Toronto Blue Jays 28 5790 1714 378 1123 0.296
2 New York Yankees 3 5752 1613 362 977 0.280
3 Boston Red Sox 10 5873 1678 339 1058 0.286
4 New York Yankees 5 5690 1576 338 913 0.277
5 Boston Red Sox 4 5853 1676 337 1011 0.286
6 Boston Red Sox 12 5795 1612 335 950 0.278
7 Colorado Rockies 20 5905 1759 334 1079 0.298
8 Toronto Blue Jays 23 5729 1620 333 918 0.283
9 Boston Red Sox 16 5868 1687 329 1006 0.287
10 Toronto Blue Jays 21 5765 1619 327 957 0.281
Team Season Hits
Rank Franchise Season AB H 2B 3B OBP
1 Houston Astros 28 6026 1822 349 48 0.376
2 Colorado Rockies 26 5918 1812 274 34 0.368
3 Colorado Rockies 3 5852 1775 279 34 0.368
4 Boston Red Sox 2 5919 1771 330 33 0.373
5 Boston Red Sox 15 5852 1770 284 19 0.374
6 Colorado Rockies 20 5905 1759 230 40 0.363
6 Colorado Rockies 17 5928 1759 278 50 0.356
6 Kansas City Royals 19 5860 1759 264 45 0.375
9 Boston Red Sox 5 5907 1748 326 19 0.364
10 Minnesota Twins 5 5993 1747 292 32 0.347
Single Season Team Pitching 
Team Season ERA
Rank Franchise Season CG SHO W L ERA
1 San Diego Padres 27 8 4 112 50 2.63
2 Florida Marlins 9 7 4 115 47 2.89
3 San Diego Padres 29 13 3 106 56 2.96
4 San Diego Padres 20 6 3 116 46 3.09
5 San Diego Padres 24 2 0 94 68 3.11
6 San Diego Padres 26 5 2 100 62 3.13
7 San Diego Padres 30 8 2 89 73 3.13
8 Florida Marlins 13 2 0 105 57 3.14
9 San Diego Padres 28 14 6 101 61 3.17
10 San Diego Padres 19 3 1 111 51 3.19
Team Season WHIP
Rank Franchise Season W L BB SO WHIP
1 San Diego Padres 27 112 50 388 1026 1.08
2 San Diego Padres 26 100 62 422 1052 1.12
3 San Diego Padres 20 116 46 435 1125 1.13
3 San Diego Padres 19 111 51 386 1126 1.13
3 San Diego Padres 21 109 53 433 1082 1.13
6 San Diego Padres 30 89 73 401 1033 1.14
6 Anaheim Angels 25 112 50 425 1119 1.14
8 Florida Marlins 9 115 47 433 1103 1.15
8 San Diego Padres 29 106 56 435 1033 1.15
8 San Diego Padres 24 94 68 410 1028 1.15
Team Season Strikeouts 
Rank Franchise Season W L ER BB SO
1 Chicago Cubs 1 97 65 613 456 1233
2 Atlanta Braves 27 88 74 550 460 1229
3 Atlanta Braves 25 94 68 572 447 1221
4 Cleveland Indians 10 107 55 578 480 1219
5 Toronto Blue Jays 7 88 74 759 482 1214
6 Chicago Cubs 11 96 66 715 483 1212
7 Texas Rangers 3 92 70 787 544 1210
8 Atlanta Braves 30 93 69 566 471 1204
9 Chicago Cubs 2 103 59 634 446 1203
10 Philadelphia Phillies 16 69 93 721 496 1200
STAT of the DAY

30 and Counting Team Stat

Team All-Star Appearances 

Which team had the most players selected to the midsummer classic during the 30 seasons in the Robert E. McCabe Major Leagues? I'm glad you asked that question, listed below you will find each team All-Star total appearances.

Top 10 
Rank Team Franchise Total
1 San Diego  Padres 105
2 Toronto  Blue Jays 92
3 Anaheim Angels 79
3 Chicago Cubs 79
5 Florida Marlins 78
6 Boston  Red Sox 76
7 Minnesota Twins 74
8 Cincinnati Reds 72
9 Colorado  Rockies 69
10 Arizona  Diamondbacks 68
The Next 10
Rank Team Franchise Total
11 New York  Mets 61
11 Kansas City Royals 61
13 Houston Astros 59
14 St. Louis Cardinals 56
15 Oakland Athletics 55
15 Richmond/New Orleans  Virginians/Zephyrs 55
17 Detroit  Tigers 54
18 Los Angeles  Dodgers 52
19 Milwaukee  Brewers 51
20 Texas Rangers 50
The Rest 
Rank Team Franchise Total
21 Pittsburgh  Pirates 49
22 New York  Yankees 48
23 Cleveland  Indians 46
24 San Francisco  Giants 44
24 Baltimore  Orioles 44
26 Tampa Bay  Rays 41
27 Washington D.C. Nationals 40
28 Philadelphia  Phillies 39
29 Atlanta Braves 38
30 Chicago  White Sox 35
31 Rochester Broncos/Red Wings 32
32 Seattle  Mariners 30









Monday, November 14, 2016

SEASON 31 PREVIEW

ROBERT E. McCABE SEASON 31 PREVIEW ISSUE 


Colorado Springs, CO (McC.COM) – Welcome to season 31 and to McCabe Magazines season preview issue. We would also like to welcome the four new owners, bballer2117 (Houston Astro’s), tomcecil (New York Yankees), bbwinksdaddy (Cleveland Indians), and mikemiele (Chicago Cubs) to the best baseball league and owners on the whatifsports website, welcome aboard.

The World Champions

After examining all of the baseball rosters, organizations, and speaking with several baseball insider’s and front office personnel we are going to peg the Houston Astro’s as season 31 World Series Champions. The season 31 World Series will be a rematch of last year’s fall classic. However, this year we see the Astros getting their revenge and knocking off the Richmond Virginians the defending champions, four games to three. The Astros have played for the American League pennant five consecutive years and this year they will get their payoff, winning it all for the second time in five years. They beat The San Diego Padres in season 26 to capture their first world title. The best team from top to bottom in the American League is the boys from south Texas. This club features five All-Stars; Lastings O'Brien (P), Blake Henson (C), Magglio Palacios (1B), Richie Brush (3B), Alex Salas (CF), three gold glove award winners Wilin Diaz (2B), Palacios (1B), Salas (CF) and one Silver Sluggers Pascual Fuentes (LF). Their biggest threat for the Astros in the American League will come from the Washington Nationals; however the Nationals will fall short of winning their 2nd world championship in three years.

Last year the Virginians bolted from the wildcard fifth seed to win its second championship in team history, four games to three over the Astro’s. They feature three all stars Bengie Encarnacion (P), Burke Diggins (C), Luis Eovaldi (SS) and one Silver Slugger award winner Eovaldi (SS). Although they are clearly the best team in the National League we feel they don’t have the horses to compete with the Astros or the Nationals if they advanced to the World Series.

The Playoff Picture

In the American League the Astros will beat Washington for the American League pennant, and in the senior circuit the Virginians will handle the New York Mets to win their second consecutive National League pennant and third overall. The division winners in the American League will be the Minnesota Twins, Washington Nationals, the Astro’s, and the San Francisco Giants. In the National League the titleholders will be the Cleveland Indians, the New York Mets, Richmond Virginians, and the San Diego Padres. The wildcard winners will be the New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, Cincinnati Reds, and the Atlanta Braves.   

We look forward to another exciting season, enjoy, and good luck to all.


Season 31 Prediction
AL North W L NL North W L
Minnesota Twins 96 66 Cleveland Indians 97 65
Toronto Blue Jays 94 68 Cincinnati Reds 92 70
Milwaukee Brewers 82 80 Chicago Cubs 79 83
Chicago White Sox 63 99 Detroit Tigers 64 98
AL East W L NL East W L
Washington Nationals 98 64 New York Mets 88 74
New York Yankees 95 67 Pittsburgh Pirates 86 76
Baltimore Orioles 65 97 Rochester Broncos 73 89
Boston Red Sox 64 98 Philadelphia Phillies 63 99
AL South W L NL South W L
Houston Astros 102 60 Richmond Virginians 98 64
St. Louis Cardinals 93 69 Atlanta Braves 91 71
Texas Rangers 81 81 Florida Marlins 72 90
Kansas City Royals 80 82 Tampa Bay Rays 60 102
AL West W L NL West W L
San Francisco Giants 87 75 San Diego Padres 96 66
Los Angeles Dodgers 83 79 Seattle Mariners 84 78
Oakland Athletics 78 84 Colorado Rockies 72 90
Anaheim Angels 76 86 Arizona Diamondbacks 70 92


McCabe Magazine Season 31 MVP


Allie Chisenhall
Allie Chisenhall
Richmond
Virginians
Age: 25B/T: R/R
Born: Charlotte, NC
Position(s): RF/1B/LF/DH
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McCabe Magazine Season 31 Cy Award Winner


Moose Martin
Moose Martin
Minnesota
Twins
Age: 34B/T: R/R
Born: Scottsdale, AZ
Position(s): P (SP1)
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McCabe Magazine Season 31 Rookie of the Year


Paul Decker
Paul Decker
Colorado
Rockies
Age: 22B/T: L/R
Born: Edwardsville, IL
Position(s): LF/CIF/2B/RF/DH
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McCabe Magazine Season 31 Firemen of the Year 


Pedro Manuel
Pedro Manuel
San Diego
Padres
Age: 34B/T: R/R
Born: Los Teques, VE
Position(s): P (ClA)
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Monday, November 7, 2016


TO PAT, OUR FOUNDER AND COMMISSIONER


Before we unveil our season 30 owner of the year award winner we here at McCabe Magazine would like to take this time to send our prayers and deepest condolences to Pat and the McCabe family. At this difficult time in your life, I pray that God will grant you the serenity and peace that you need to get through this. Stay strong and know that you are remembered in our thoughts and prayers.

2 Corinthians 5:1 - For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

SEASON 30 OWNER/ORGANIZATION of YEAR

Listed below you will find the Robert E. McCabe Magazine Owner/Organization of the Year Award Winner and our Owner Power Rankings. This year we at McCabe Magazine will award organizations bonus points for winning the World Series and Pennant at each level. In addition, the owner will receive points for total wins at every level, winning the Division title, and for making the playoffs as a 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 club. 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. 

Season 30 Robert E. McCabe League Owner of the Year Award winner is a SIX (6) time winner of the Award, and that owner is Saffron of the Washington Nationals. The Nationals have a total of 563 organizational wins, 350 playoff bonus points, for an organization total of 913 points.

Franchise Owner Level Wins Lost Playoff Pen/WS
Washington D.C. Nationals Saffron ML 92 70 100
Washington D.C. Nationals Saffron AAA 103 41 50 50
Washington D.C. Nationals Saffron AA 105 39 40 20
Washington D.C. Nationals Saffron High A 96 48 30 30
Washington D.C. Nationals Saffron Low A 119 25 20
Washington D.C. Nationals Saffron Rookie 48 28 10
Total 563 251 250 100
Washington D.C. Nationals Saffron  Total 913





This Washington National Owner has won the American League East Division Title and the Owner of the Year Award 6 consecutive years which is an Owner Award records.  The 6 Awards moves him into first place on the overall award winners list, moving him one ahead of patrickkm of the Detroit Tigers who has collected a total of 5 Owner of the Year Awards.

Past Owner of the Year Award Winners
Owner of the Year Awards
Franchise
Season 

Saffron
Saffron
Saffron
Washington D.C Nationals
Washington D.C Nationals
Washington D.C Nationals
Season 30
Season 29
Season 28

Saffron
Washington D.C Nationals
Season 27

Saffron
Washington D.C Nationals
Season 26

Saffron
Washington D.C Nationals
Season 25

patrickkm
Detroit Tigers
Season 24

captain10a
Anaheim Angels
Season 23

captain10a
Anaheim Angels
Season 22

egw18
Philadelphia Phillies
Season 21

patrickkm
Detroit Tigers
Season 20

yoker70
Arizona Diamondbacks
Season 19

chisox378
Cleveland Indians
Season 18

patrickkm
Detroit Tigers
Season 17

patrickkm
Detroit Tigers
Season 16

patrickkm
Detroit Tigers
Season 15

Bonus Points for Total Wins and Playoff Teams

Each team will receive one point for each win and BONUS POINTS as followed: ML Playoff Team 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.

Bonus Points for World Series and League Pennant


ML World Series winner 100 points, ML Pennant winner 75, AAA World Series winner 50 points, AAA Pennant winner 30, AA World Series winner 40 points, AA Pennant winner 20, High A World Series winner 30 points, High A Pennant winner 15, Low A World Series winner 20 points, Low A Pennant winner 10, Rookie World Series winner 10 points, and Rookie Pennant winner 5.

Season 30 Owner Rankings
TOP 10
Rank Team Owner Total Points
1 Washington D.C. Nationals Saffron 913
2 Richmond Virginians spintens 801
3 Cincinnati Reds cpintens 756
4 Seattle Mariners mark3315 726
5 Toronto Blue Jays dimestoregin 676
6 Kansas City Royals TenaciousTYT 673
7 Milwaukee Brewers brentcnb 666
8 Colorado Rockies axtell 660
9 New York Mets basebalguru 591
10 Detroit Tigers patrickkm 580
THE NEXT 10
Rank Team Owner Total Points
11 Houston Astros runnrun 573
12 St. Louis Cardinals slurie2003 550
13 Philadelphia Phillies daddiothree 544
14 Chicago White Sox kgrffth 535
15 San Francisco Giants wylie717 535
16 Oakland Athletics troutis 525
17 Los Angeles Dodgers Arte 522
18 Anaheim Angels captain10a 513
19 Cleveland Indians Fantasy Frea 479
20 Pittsburgh Pirates sportbanker 473
THE FINAL 12
Rank Team Owner Total Points
21 Arizona Diamondbacks yoker72 430
22 New York Yankees Jeter2022 413
23 Baltimore Orioles GuerillaZen3 403
24 Atlanta Braves merott 394
25 Florida Marlins lido9615 381
26 San Diego Padres jgarron 340
27 Tampa Bay Rays rsskfs25 330
28 Chicago Cubs bobkordecki 306
29 Texas Rangers goldenbaer90 278
30 Rochester Broncos ajaxx90 212
31 Boston Red Sox pat007ohmss 192
32 Minnesota Twins optistrat 143