Monthly Archives: September 2013

Sometimes You Feel Like a Nut: The Jhoulys Chacin Story

  by Brian Kluepfel Five years ago, Jhoulys Chacín was the star pitcher for the Modesto Nuts of the California A-League. His play there got him noticed, and by 2009 he was no longer a Nut, but a Colorado Rockie—a … Continue reading

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The Miracle Kid from Guanare?

From Venezuela’s heartland, and site of a national myth/miracle, comes a promising left-hander.  by Brian Kluepfel Tonight we once again are focused on a 22-year-old—this time left-handed pitcher Martín  Perez, born in the Los Llanos town of Guanare.  What’s in … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Wilmer Flores

by Brian Kluepfel Happy Birthday, Wilmer Flores Do you remember where you were on your 22nd birthday? Wilmer Flores always will. After being drafted by the Mets at the tender age of 16, and moving slowly up the minor-league ladder, … Continue reading

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