It sounds like the draft is a jumble.
Apparently, Roberto Perez can catch the ball.
The job of sabermetricians is done.
This unconventional strategy is emblematic of the cutting edge of modern, in-game sabermetrics. With every team from the small-market Rays to the moneyed Dodgers now employing a host of analysts, all the obviously beneficial tactical techniques are already in use. All that remains are the scraps. So even as the tactics have become unconventional, the margins have become thin and the advantages minute. For clever front offices like the Rays, negotiating the ...
Bryant went hitless with three k’s in his first game. He did make some nice plays in the field and cured cancer during infield warm-ups in the 5th inning.
When it comes to producing MLB stars and Hall of Famers, in particular, some states have a leg up. So just which of the best ball player-producing states could claim the best fantasy lineups of all time?
Well done, Mariners.
Safeco Field (Seattle Mariners)
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Longoria is also the franchise leader in HR. Braun and Wright need 21 to catch Yount and Strawberry.
Here are some realistic expectations.
I will surely watch the game. Just so I don’t miss it, which inning will he walk on water?
Bring on the DH!
Leading off…..Roberts…..John Roberts….
For the first time in four decades, the U.S. Supreme Court will have an opportunity to reconsider baseball’s notorious exemption from antitrust law. On Wednesday, the city of San Jose, California filed an appeal with the nation’s highest court, asking it to overturn professional baseball’s nearly century-old immunity from the Sherman Antitrust Act.
The appeal is the latest step in the litigation surrounding the Oakland A’s proposed move to San ...
How much is the taxpayer on the hook for in this deal?
Don’t expect the new $135 million spring training complex for the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros to be a carbon copy of Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter.
Rafael Soriano is available.
Bridgeport Evening Farmer, April 17, 1915:
The Brooklyn club will celebrate tomorrow its twenty-fifth birthday, as it was on April 18, 1890, that the Dodgers played their first game in the National League, losing to Boston by a score of 15 to 9. This was a bad start, but the Brooklynites copped the pennant their first year out.
The Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers: April 18th’s Birthday Team.
Jeter isn’t playing for the Yankees this year?
(Ten) million dollar arm, ten cent head.
Yasiel Puig is taking the game more seriously.
SAN JOSE—With a simple toss from about 15 feet away, Bryan Stow brought a huge roar from the crowd Thursday night before the San Jose Giants home opener. Stow, the Giants fan who was nearly beaten to death four years ago outside Dodger Stadium, reached a major milestone in his recovery when he threw out the ceremonial first pitch. He did so while enjoying every minute of his special night.
The Kris-Bryant-Possible-Debut-Day OMNICHATTER
let’s just recognize the Dodgers paid $2.75 million (Webb’s salary) for the pick. You might say they were also getting Webb as a reliever and Ward as minor-league catching depth, but Webb was released by the Dodgers on Monday, even after accepting his assignment to Triple-A. It was an odd situation, as Webb was a somewhat competent reliever, but the Dodgers’ front office felt it was content with its reliever depth in the high minors.
What the Dodgers clearly valued was the draft pick. ...
Even bigger than the Addison Russell news!
The Cubs will promote top prospect Kris Bryant to the Major Leagues for tomorrow’s game against the Padres, reports Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago (on Twitter)...
the Cubs opted to delay Bryant’s promotion by 12 days in order to extend their control over the phenom for an additional season.
I say let them climb the fences, they’re only doing jobs Americans don’t want to do.
Pros to changing the rule
It would be something that came up about .0004% of the time. We could go an entire season or two without a player even attempting it. Then, when the stars align and a ball is hit just right in the perfect spot at the appropriate ballpark: magic. Pure, unadulterated magic.
It would happen infrequently enough that baseball would essentially be adding something as rare as a perfect ...
It’s coming. I just hope we get all of it.
Someone ought to move that team to San Jose!
April 17, 1979, was not exactly the night they hit rock bottom: the A’s would lose 99 more games that year on their way to a 54–108 record, to date the most losses in the franchise’s 114-year history. They would finish with the second-worst record (a game above the 109-loss Blue Jays), lowest whole-season attendance (306,763), most errors, and the lowest batting average in the AL.
But the scene that empty April night drew coverage around the ...
Because La Stella is putting them through hell-a.
Here we go.
Maybe the Addison Russell watch can start a little sooner than we think. According to Carrie Muskat, the Cubs “other” elite prospect will be playing 2B and batting 2nd for Iowa…
We could downplay this but in recent Cubs history under this front office, a change in position has often signaled that a promotion is at least under consideration in the near—not distant—future. Could that be the case with Russell as well?
Maybe. But ...
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