27
FEB
2015

Johan Santana, No Thanks.

What do the Blue Jays need right now? A left fielder. What did they get? A broken down, soft-tossing left hander. Go Jays! With all do respect to former two time Cy Young winner Johan Santana, he ain’t what he used to be. However, he is what the Blue Jays would like him to be....
26
FEB
2015

Saunders Injury More Costly Than You Think

I other news, Michael Saunders was in good spirits at the start of spring training. His calm, and generally quiet demeanor is a much needed balance to the lively, spark plug that is Jose Reyes, and upbeat, cheerleading styles of Russell Martin. He’s the quiet player’s role model,...
24
FEB
2015

The Zaun Factor

I like Zaun. I honestly do. That doesn’t mean I don’t know what he is, or how he is, it just means that, all things being equal, I do respect what he’s done in the game and find him personable, honest, and—despite what anyone might think considering his comments...
10
FEB
2015

Lets Talk India

In a few days I’ll be off to India for my international MBA sanctioned business trip. I’ll tour some local and multinational businesses, including KPMG and Ford India. I’ll see the sights, meet the local government officials in charge of vetting international...
08
FEB
2015

Feb 7th

2015. I’m a little late for posts about new years resolutions, but I feel like that’s what this is. Maybe that’s what every post is when you take a long time to write posts—a post about how you resolve to write more posts. Grad school sucks the life out of you...
15
JAN
2015

My Brother = Sober for 9 Years

Hey everyone. I just wanted to let you know that my brother, Brak Hayhurst, has been sober for 9 years as of today, January 15, 2015     Many of you have read about him in The Bullpen Gospels or Out Of My League and write to ask how that is going. Well, here is your...
10
DEC
2014

Drive, Accomplishment, and Striking a Balance

People ask me, “why are you back in school instead of pursuing some kind of baseball related job? You don’t really want to be a business man when you could be around the game, do you?” They list off a litany of reasons for why I should be back in baseball, any part of baseball....
09
DEC
2014

Bullish on Masterson and His Value Upside

I’m bullish on the prospect of the Red Sox signing Justin Masterson, and  I think Justin Masterson should dig it as well. He’s going to get a lot of run support, the upgrades to infielding make Boston a nice match for a sinker-baller, and he’ll be reunited with John Farrell. For...
07
DEC
2014

Advice For Baseball Job Seekers

  A little while back an individual who was about to hatch from the business world and flutter into the real world asked me about getting a job in the baseball world. He’d sent out all his resumes, and, after months of anxious perseverating over whether his childhood dream...
05
DEC
2014

Zduriencik Made Saunders Trade Inevitable

Last night, on TSN, I was asked if the JA Happ for Saunders trade was a good deal, or, considering that Happ was one of the Jays’ most dependable pitchers going down the stretch in the second half of last season, if the Jays didn’t give away too much with him. Rationale:...