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Profile: Bernie Pleskoff

Bernie Pleskoff has served as a professional scout for the Houston Astros and the Seattle Mariners.  He graduated from Scout School conducted by the Major League Scouting Bureau.  In addition to writing for Rotowire, Bernie is a weekly Saturday contributor on "Right Off the Bat" with Marty Lurie.  After the broadcast, Bernie can be heard on the internet at loveofthegameproductions.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Join Date: 6/26/2009 12:19:00 PM
  • Last on: 11/27/2013 4:15:00 PM

Recent Blog Posts

1/4/2013 9:13:00 AMit's Time To Start Thinking About Baseball
12/12/2012 12:59:00 PMHot Stove Thoughts-Royals-Rays Deal
12/12/2012 10:58:00 AMHot Stove Thoughts-Reds, Dbacks, Indians deal
7/10/2012 10:31:00 PMBernie On The Scene-At the All Star Game
7/8/2012 9:04:00 PMBernie On The Scene-At The Futures Game
5/18/2012 1:46:00 PMAt The Quarter Pole Of The Marathon
4/15/2012 10:33:00 AMReflections On A Sunday
3/13/2012 6:43:00 PMOn The Scene-Observing Yoenis Cespedes
3/7/2012 3:54:00 PMOn The Scene-Watching Yu Darvish
2/24/2012 2:15:00 PMBraun Decision And More
2/20/2012 5:00:00 PMCamps Are Open
2/8/2012 11:15:00 AMSpring Training Begins In Two Weeks-I'm Ready
1/25/2012 4:28:00 PMPrince and Other Matters
1/21/2012 1:42:00 PMLets Make A Deal Edition
1/6/2012 6:05:00 PMNews and Notes on The Baseball Front
1/1/2012 11:27:00 AMPadres Acquire A Major Bat
12/28/2011 7:50:00 AMCalm Ahead of the Storm?
12/17/2011 1:09:00 PMIf I'm A Reds Fan-I'm In Shock Today
12/12/2011 5:23:00 PMWhat's Cooking On The Ol Hot Stove
12/7/2011 3:44:00 PMBaseball Trade Updates-Wednesday
12/7/2011 2:11:00 PMMarlins Reel in Mark Buehrle
12/7/2011 9:59:00 AMThe Jose Reyes Era Begins In Miami
12/5/2011 8:19:00 AMRon Santo Elected To Hall Of Fame
12/5/2011 7:24:00 AMWinter Meetings Off And Running
11/7/2011 6:00:00 PMTurn On The Stove And Let It Heat Up
10/8/2011 11:35:00 AMPlayoff Baseball At Its Best
10/5/2011 4:55:00 PMOn The Scene-At the Dbacks Playoff Game
9/19/2011 7:44:00 PMLive From Chase Field
9/5/2011 6:23:00 PMLabor Day Notebook
8/30/2011 1:48:00 PMArizona Fall League Announces Roster
8/26/2011 6:21:00 PMCrucial Home Stand for Diamondbacks
8/22/2011 1:15:00 PMGetting Ready For The Bell Lap
8/16/2011 6:48:00 PMRandom Baseball Thoughts
8/6/2011 5:20:00 PMLooking Back At The Trade Frenzy
7/26/2011 9:11:00 PMRandom Thoughts on Losing Ugly
7/18/2011 6:04:00 PMA Great Game Deserves Great Races
7/12/2011 10:51:00 PMBernie On The Scene-The All Star Game
7/12/2011 9:12:00 AMOn The Scene At All Star Week
7/5/2011 11:04:00 AMHalfway Home
6/28/2011 4:24:00 PMIs It Tuesday Already?
6/21/2011 12:07:00 PMThings Are Heating Up
6/14/2011 6:18:00 PMTuesday Night At Chase Field
6/9/2011 11:21:00 AMSome Thoughts on Thursday
6/5/2011 9:35:00 AMIt's Not Early Anymore
6/1/2011 11:00:00 AMOf Fish and DBacks And Other Matters Of The Day
5/28/2011 8:30:00 PMThe First Year Player Draft-Some Preview Thoughts
5/24/2011 9:46:00 AMTuesday Morning Afterthoughts
5/20/2011 1:38:00 PMFriday Morning Edition
5/17/2011 5:36:00 PMTuesday Night Edition
5/13/2011 6:39:00 PMFriday Night Edition
5/9/2011 10:45:00 AMReflections On A Monday
5/6/2011 6:03:00 PMFriday Night Baseball Notes
5/2/2011 8:59:00 AMSo Much To Celebrate
4/25/2011 10:37:00 AMMLB Results Returning To Normal
4/19/2011 9:47:00 AMThe Changing Game Of Baseball
4/17/2011 8:46:00 PMSunday Night Weekend Wrap Up
4/15/2011 5:26:00 PMFriday Night Baseball Thoughts
4/12/2011 11:05:00 AMEarly Morning Baseball Thoughts-Tuesday
4/9/2011 9:14:00 PMA Cold And Rainy Night At Chase Field
4/5/2011 6:58:00 PMChecking In On Tuesday Night
4/1/2011 8:17:00 PMOpening With Drama
3/29/2011 6:25:00 PMSpring Training Notebook #6- Cactus League Final Edition
3/25/2011 12:40:00 PMSpring Training Notebook #5
3/18/2011 7:54:00 PMSpring Training Notebook #4
3/14/2011 6:52:00 PMChris Carter Has Some Kind Of Power
3/12/2011 6:29:00 PMSpring Training Notebook-Week #3
3/5/2011 6:04:00 PMSPRING TRAINING NOTEBOOK-WEEK #2
2/27/2011 4:38:00 PMSpring Training Notebook-Week #1
2/16/2011 2:42:00 PMCamps Are Open-Here's What I'll Be Watching
2/9/2011 3:15:00 PMOne Week Until Spring Training Begins
2/3/2011 6:24:00 PMBats and Balls Are On The Way
1/28/2011 10:57:00 AMTwo Weeks and a Few Days Until Spring Training
1/14/2011 5:40:00 PMSpring Training is Only A Month Away
12/19/2010 4:05:00 PMZack Grienke To The Brewers
12/9/2010 5:02:00 AMCrawford To The Red Sox Shocks Winter Meetings
12/8/2010 12:06:00 PMBaseball Winter Meetings-Wednesday Afternoon
12/8/2010 7:28:00 AMWinter Meetings-Wednesday Morning Edition
12/7/2010 6:20:00 PMBaseball Winter Meetings-Tuesday Evening Edition
12/7/2010 12:50:00 PMBaseball Winter Meetings-Afternoon Edition
12/7/2010 6:51:00 AMBaseball Winter Meetings-Tuesday Morning
12/6/2010 5:56:00 PMOn Location at Baseball's Winter Meetings
12/5/2010 9:14:00 PMI Don't Blame Jayson Werth
11/30/2010 6:15:00 PMLeftovers? Fall League Leftovers To Dish Up
11/19/2010 6:37:00 PMThrowing Some Wood On The Hot Stove
10/23/2010 5:59:00 PMMy Private Conversation With Bryce Harper
10/3/2010 8:51:00 PMEnd of Season Thoughts
8/30/2010 3:51:00 PMNow It's A Sprint Not A Marathon
8/11/2010 3:55:00 PMA Rough Night For Pitchers-And Me
7/28/2010 7:27:00 PMThere Goes Jhonnnnnny
7/18/2010 5:04:00 PMThe Good, The Bad and The Ugly
7/14/2010 6:59:00 PMThoughts At The Break
7/9/2010 3:52:00 PMCliff Lee to the ...Rangers
7/9/2010 12:55:00 PMCliff Lee to the Yankees?
7/7/2010 12:39:00 PMVenting-Is It An All Star Game?
7/1/2010 1:58:00 PMJust Talking To Myself About Baseball
6/27/2010 11:00:00 AMThe Indians Have Totally Mismanaged Matt LaPorta
6/23/2010 8:37:00 PM Stephen Strasburg- NL All Star?
6/18/2010 4:29:00 PMFriday Night Thoughts
6/14/2010 2:26:00 PMWhat A Great Weekend For Baseball
6/11/2010 2:57:00 PMThe Carlos Santana Era Begins
6/10/2010 7:49:00 AMIntroducing The Next Crop Of Stars
5/13/2010 12:15:00 PMThursday Notes on Baseball
5/7/2010 7:06:00 PMFriday Night Lights
4/30/2010 7:20:00 PMJust Catching Up On Baseball This Week
4/24/2010 5:38:00 PMWhat A Week For Sports Fans
4/18/2010 4:13:00 PMTwo Weeks In The Books-What Have We Learned?
4/11/2010 11:57:00 AMThoughts About Week One
3/30/2010 6:28:00 PMCactus League Venues-Baseball In Paradise
3/22/2010 3:06:00 PMThe Next Generation Of Great Pitchers
2/21/2010 5:29:00 PMJohnny Damon Lands in Detroit
2/19/2010 8:06:00 PMRussell Branyan Signs With Indians
1/21/2010 3:07:00 PMHere Are Some NL Guys On My Radar Screen
1/20/2010 5:58:00 PMThese AL Guys Are On My Radar Screen
1/14/2010 4:20:00 PMLots Of Interesting News On This Off-Season Thursday
1/11/2010 1:44:00 PMMark McGwire, Aroldis Chapman and Thoughts On A Busy Monday
1/6/2010 7:24:00 PMRed Sox Get Their Man To Play 3B
12/31/2009 7:35:00 PMThank You and Happy New Year!
12/30/2009 2:30:00 PMAdding Javier Vazquez Huge For Yankees
12/29/2009 1:53:00 PMJason Bay To Sign With The Mets
12/15/2009 1:01:00 PMBaseball's Landscape Is Getting Even More Interesting
12/13/2009 4:16:00 PMSorry-No Contract For You
12/10/2009 10:38:00 AMWinter Meetings Wind Down-Thursday in Indy
12/9/2009 6:42:00 PMCleveland Indians Get More Bad Injury News
12/9/2009 2:55:00 PMWinter Meetings-Wednesday Mid-Day
12/8/2009 11:42:00 AMWinter Meetings-Tuesday Blockbuster
12/7/2009 5:16:00 PMWinter Meetings-Early Monday Evening Thoughts
12/6/2009 10:20:00 AMBaseball's Winter Meetings Set To Begin
12/2/2009 6:34:00 AMIs Anything Cooking on the Ol Hot Stove?
10/28/2009 11:46:00 AMYankees Vs. Phillies-A Great Series--See My Point?
10/25/2009 1:28:00 PMManny Acta Hired By Indians
10/8/2009 3:36:00 PMPlayoff Previews-Philadelphia Phillies
10/8/2009 12:13:00 PMPlayoff Previews-Los Angeles Dodgers
10/8/2009 11:52:00 AMPlayoff Previews-St. Louis Cardinals
10/7/2009 3:56:00 PMPlayoff Previews-Colorado Rockies
10/7/2009 10:56:00 AMPLayoff Previews-Minnesota Twins
10/6/2009 11:08:00 AMPlayoff Previews-Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
10/4/2009 4:10:00 PMPlayoff Previews-Boston Red Sox
10/3/2009 2:38:00 PMPlayoff Previews-New York Yankees
10/1/2009 5:53:00 PMSome Thoughts About Eric Wedge
9/28/2009 5:59:00 PMYankees Earn Home Field in AL Playoffs
9/26/2009 6:23:00 PMNow It's A Sprint To The Finish Line
9/24/2009 10:39:00 AMIt's Been Quite A Week In Baseball
9/20/2009 9:01:00 PMMilton Bradley Is Suspended And Other Matters Of The Day
9/19/2009 10:47:00 AMThe Designated Hitter-Changing Of The Role
9/17/2009 12:54:00 PMAnd Down The Stretch They Come
9/12/2009 9:26:00 PMBaseball Keeper Prospects - Hold Em or Fold Em?
9/6/2009 10:31:00 AMA Lazy Sunday Afternoon- And I'm Still Thinking About Baseball
9/4/2009 2:12:00 PMHats Off To These NL Players-They Don't Get Much Recognition
9/3/2009 1:45:00 PMA Tip Of My Big Straw Hat To These AL Players
9/1/2009 2:12:00 PMSean Rodriguez is Player To Be Named Later to Rays for Kazmir
9/1/2009 1:18:00 PMContreras To Rockies, Mulvey To Diamondbacks in More Moves
9/1/2009 9:11:00 AMFeeling The Heat-Dodgers Make Late Moves
8/29/2009 10:39:00 AMSome Thoughts About The Baseball Headlines and Other Things
8/26/2009 9:06:00 PMThe Dog Days Of Summer
8/25/2009 3:08:00 PMArizona Fall League Rosters Announced-Loaded With Talent
8/23/2009 3:58:00 PMCatching Up On The Week In Baseball
8/22/2009 12:22:00 PM2009 Fantasy Baseball Busts - Can They Come Back In 2010?
8/18/2009 1:10:00 PMUnder The Big Straw Hat - No. 10: The MLB Draft - Is it Broken?
8/17/2009 9:32:00 PMStephen Strasburg signs with Washington
8/16/2009 7:35:00 PMThe Baseball Draft Clock Is Ticking - Stephen Strasburg Is Not Alone
8/15/2009 10:21:00 PMBaseball Thoughts on a Hot Summer Night
8/12/2009 8:18:00 PMYou'll Need A New Scorecard in Milwaukee
8/10/2009 10:56:00 PMRandom Thoughts As Another Baseball Week Begins
8/7/2009 6:26:00 PMTransition in Baseball Continues-Smoltz, Giambi Released, Pavano Traded
8/5/2009 1:28:00 PMMark Prior Cut by Padres and Other Tidbits
8/2/2009 4:49:00 PMUnder The Big Straw Hat - No. 9: Does Baseball Need A Salary Cap?
7/31/2009 1:46:00 PMVictor Martinez Now A Member Of Red Sox Nation
7/30/2009 9:38:00 AMUnder The Big Straw Hat - No. 8: Does the Cycle of Wait Until Next Year Prevail Forever?
7/29/2009 1:35:00 PMCliff Lee to the Phillies-Some Preliminary Thoughts
7/28/2009 6:02:00 AMGarko to Giants-Indians Add More Pitching
7/25/2009 11:30:00 AMThoughts About The Matt Holliday Trade-Albert Pujols Probably the Biggest Winner
7/22/2009 1:35:00 PMPirates Trade Adam LaRoche To Red Sox For Two Minor League Players-Any Significance?
7/21/2009 6:26:00 PMUnder The Big Straw Hat - No. 7: Factors That Could Impact the NL Pennant Races
7/20/2009 5:45:00 PMMets Reportedly Turn Down Offer For Halladay
7/18/2009 3:39:00 PMUnder The Big Straw Hat - No. 6: Factors That Could Impact the AL Pennant Races
7/14/2009 6:23:00 PMUnder The Big Straw Hat - No. 5: Watching The Cleveland Indians Implode
7/11/2009 10:39:00 AMWhat Did The Mariners Get For Yuniesky Betancourt?
7/10/2009 10:13:00 AMWhat I Heard And Saw At The Ballgame Last Night-Trade Rumors And Inept Play
7/9/2009 4:02:00 PMThe View From Under The Big Straw Hat - No. 4: The Designated Hitter Rule
7/6/2009 2:18:00 PMYou're The GM-Would You Make That Trade?
7/3/2009 1:28:00 PMView From Under the Straw Hat - No. 3 (If I Were MLB Commissioner)
6/30/2009 3:56:00 PMUnder the Big Straw Hat - No. 2
6/26/2009 9:56:00 PMThe View from Under the Big Straw Hat

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