Tom Verducci

Info & Stats: SI Senior Sportswriter and Fox Sports Analyst

All Topics: MLB Playoffs | Dodgers advancing to NLCS | Pitching starters on short rest | Corey Kluber pitching Game 5 vs. Yankees | Kluber has full rest | Would be shocked if Kluber has a bad Game 5 | The actual baseball | Ball changing second half of 2015 season | Dodgers are super dangerous

Oct 10th 2017

Tom on pitching starters on short rest: “I think it’s a terrible idea.”



Sept 12th 2017

All Topics: 2017 Los Angeles Dodgers | Dodgers losing their 11th game in a row last night | Still not worried about the Dodgers | Dodgers love hitting the ball in the air | Dodgers hitters are vulnerable to high fastballs | Clayton Kershaw needs to calm things down | Cleveland winning 19 straight by blowing their opponents out | Gary Sanchez’s raw power reminds him of  a young Mark McGwire’s | Chicago Cubs don’t look good | Theo Epstein’s revelation of character mattering in the clubhouse

Tom on the Cleveland Indians 19 game win streak: “This is a team that hasn’t been full strength.”



June 7th 2017

All Topics: Scooter Gennett’s four home run game last night | Chicago Cubs recent play | Theo Epstein | Epstein learning clubhouse chemistry mattered in 2011 | Steroids piece | Ken Caminiti steroid piece back in the day | Caminiti receiving a lot of blow back from the players back then | Steroid use back in the day | When Caminiti started using steroids | Caminiti having no clue how to use steroids when he started

Tom on the Houston Astros: “Best team in baseball the way they’re playing.”



Oct 26th 2016

All Topics: Cleveland winning Game 1 of World Series | Corey Kluber’s movement last night | Indians are a worse-case scenario for the Cubs in a few ways | Cubs are easy to run on | Jon Lester’s inability to pick off runners | Kyle Schwarber’s a natural born hitter |

Tom on Jon Lester’s inability to pick-off a runner: “He just physically can’t do it.”



Oct 28th 2015

All Topics: World Series: KC vs. NY Mets | Game 1 of the World Series was an absolute classic | Edinson Volquez’s father passing away | Volquez not knowing about his father while pitching | Not sure exactly when Volquez found out about his father | Huge for KC to get that Game 1 win | Mets starting pitchers pitching more than they ever have is important | Mets having a two run lead in the 6th | Carlton Fisk story | Fisk’s home run changing television and sports | Technical difficulties last night

Tom on Game 1 of the 2015 World Series: “Absolute Classic.”



Feb 5th 2013

All Topics: His article on Alex Rodriguez and Tony Bosch | Explains who Tony Bosch is | PED’s | A former employee of Bosch’s clinic taking notebooks on players alledgedly using PED’s | Alex Rodriguez alleged involvement with the clinic | A-Rod could be tied to 19 substances | A-Rod’s regiment | How legitimate are the documents? | Melky Cabrera’s fake website | A-Rod feeling like there is a conspiracy to end his career | Why isn’t Alex out in front of this? | Why would Alex use PED’s again? | Insecurity | MLB trying to clean up the sport | USADA | These notebooks could help drug testers | A-Rod’s world | Rodriguez talking with Katie Couric | Bosch isn’t even a doctor | Bosch’s father being connected to Manny Ramirez’s drug use | Lance Armstrong | Doesn’t agree with the Bosch clinic being the East Coast BALCO | BALCO was very sophisticated |

Tom on what Alex Rodriguez allegedly bought from a Florida wellness clinic: “Well, according to these documents he is tied to as many drugs and supplements I’ve ever seen one person tied to.”



Dec 14, 2010:

On the 2010 Free Agent market: “The Red Sox got better and the Yankees missed out on the one guy they really wanted.”



Jun 29, 2010:

Topics: 2010 MLB Season | Carlos Zambrano placed on the restricted list | Zambrano will not be back before All-Star break | Zambrano will be in the bullpen when he returns | Trading stomach aches for headaches | Zambrano going to dinner with Ozzie Guillen | Robinson Cano | Cano goes from good to great player | Cano one of the 10 best players in the game | Pitch counts | Matt Kemp | BJ Upton | Upton incident | Evan Longoria did the right thing | Upton may need a change of scenery


Jan 12, 2010:

Topics: Riveting interview Mark McGwire did with Bob Costas | What Mark McGwire may be suffering over to be so emotional about it | How his interview and admission came across | If he was admitting his career was a sham or not | Pure definition of cheating | Why he may have made the decision now | Motivation for his decision to finally come clean | Should just come out and own it | McGwire in front of Congress | Reaction to McGwire outside of St. Louis | Possible to expect more admissions or not | Voting for the Hall of Fame implications.


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