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NC State Outfielder Makes A Great Catch

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NC State Outfielder Makes A Great Catch

Posted on 28 February 2013 by Bill Ivie

The one thing that Full Spectrum Baseball will always bring you is baseball.

Not always Major League Baseball.  Not always American Baseball.  Not always Professional Baseball.  But we will always strive to bring you baseball in every way possible.

Today, I stumbled onto a video of an amazing catch by NC State center fielder Brett Williams.  The video is below:


Video courtesy of the ACC Digital Network on YouTube

Now that’s baseball.

Bill Ivie is the editor here at Full Spectrum Baseball
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Mets Asking To Avoid The Rules

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Mets Asking To Avoid The Rules

Posted on 25 January 2013 by Bill Ivie

It has become very apparent that the new Collective Bargaining Agreement in Major League Baseball is going to impact free agency, just ask Michael Bourn and Kyle Lohse.

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In a strange twist, however, rumor has it that the New York Mets are asking for an exemption to the draft pick compensation rule in order to pursue Bourn.  The team controls a pick within the top 10 picks of the 2013 first-year player draft, which it would have to sacrifice to sign a player that has the compensation tag attached to them.  A sacrifice that the team does not want to make.  The team has filed a request with the Commissioner’s Office to have that requirement waved for them in the interest of signing the speedy outfielder.

The question here is raised: what makes the Mets so special?

Sure, the team has been playing poorly and Bourn would drastically improve a floundering franchise.  The team could help themselves a lot by signing Bourn and securing a pick high in the draft.  So could a lot of other teams in baseball.  The draft pick compensation clause was developed for this specific reason.  Teams have a choice, develop their own talent and grow towards the future or delve into free agency and bring home a proven commodity.

The New York Mets want to have their cake and eat it too.  This is not high school anymore and a letter from Mommy is not going to get you out of gym class.  The rules are in place for this exact reason.

If Major League Baseball approves a move of this nature, it is opening a Pandora’s Box that would allow many teams to seek protection from rules that they feel are not applicable to them.

Then again, I guess the Brewers and Ryan Braun have already established that precedent.

Bill Ivie is the editor here at Full Spectrum Baseball
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The Payoff Pitch And Reckless Kelly

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The Payoff Pitch And Reckless Kelly

Posted on 16 March 2012 by Bill Ivie

This Saturday, Ivie League Productions brings you The Payoff Pitch.

An internet radio broadcast, Full Spectrum Baseball presents The Payoff Pitch is hosted every week by Jay Ferraro and Ben Nisman.  The two actors break down all things baseball and fantasy baseball in the hour long show every Saturday and Sunday.

This week, Robert Ford from 610 Radio in Kansas City will join the guys to talk about the young Royals and why they fully believe it is “Our Time”.  Robert will bring a live report from Arizona and talk Spring Training, Alcides Escobar, Salvador Perez and much more.  You can follow Robert Ford on Twitter by clicking here.

In addition to Ford, the guys will be joined by Reckless Kelly.  Austin roots-rock band Reckless Kelly is beloved among fans worldwide for combining deep, meaningful songwriting, instrumental mastery and a wild spirit of irreverence, rebellion and genius — and for its philanthropy. Through its Reckless Kelly Charitable Youth Foundation, the band created and co-produces the Celebrity Softball Jam, now a signature event that brings together friends from the worlds of music and sports to celebrate America’s pastime and benefit Austin-area youth. The fourth annual mega-event is set for Sunday, April 22, at The Dell Diamond in Round Rock, Texas. www.recklesskelly.comwww.rkcsj.com

Listen to the show, live, at 9 am eastern time by clicking here.

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Welcome to Full Spectrum Baseball

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Welcome to Full Spectrum Baseball

Posted on 18 January 2012 by Bill Ivie

Come on in, have a seat, and look around.

Full Spectrum Baseball has arrived!

 

The site you are currently reading, and hopefully coming back to, has been built to bring together a team of great writers with one common trait.  They love the game of baseball.

You will find over time that this group will be very fantasy baseball focused.  You will find breakdowns of all things Fantasy related here on an almost daily basis.  From top ten lists to roster analysis to breakdowns of who to pitch, ditch, hit or sit, you will find it here.

Just like Sham-Wow – THAT’S NOT ALL…

We have a group of writers that will bring you news and notes from around baseball.  Opinion pieces on all 30 teams, minor league prospects and division rivalries will find their way to Full Spectrum Baseball.  If it is baseball related, you are likely to find it here.

Every Saturday and Sunday at 9am Eastern Time, you will find Jay Ferraro and Ben Nisman hosting Full Spectrum Baseball presents The Payoff Pitch on Blog Talk Radio.  Check them out, subscribe to them using iTunes, and give them a call to ask anything you wish about baseball.

So come by every day for new material, read it, share it with your friends, comment on it…tell us we’re wrong if you think we are.  We welcome your thoughts, your questions, and your knowledge.

Thanks for reading.

Bill Ivie is the co-founder of Full Spectrum Baseball and the founder of Ivie League Productions.

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