When you have a .198/.320/.279 slash line, it’s not a great idea to request a trade.
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Graphic designer Mark Avery-Kenny clearly had some fun when he created Major League Baseball logos with a Star Wars theme. Here is a sampling of some, including the Royals. All 30 logos can be found on his Instagram account
Gambit always fails.
Last winter, Matt Murphy noticed that a bunch of teams were signing veteran closers to good-sized contracts, even though the clubs already had impressive young closers-in-waiting. Was this merely fealty to Proven Closers run rampant? Or was something else going on?
Murphy focused on the A’s and found something else. Something really interesting. Murphy found that paying a veteran now means saving millions of dollars later, because your impressive young closers-in-waiting, ...
Who does Bautista want them to bring in, Drax the Destroyer??
Toronto was 38-24 and in first place by six games on June 6, but the Blue Jays have gone 22-26 since then and general manager Alex Anthopoulos did nothing at the trade deadline yesterday.
Several veteran players talked publicly about their unhappiness with the lack of moves, led by closer Casey Janssen telling Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com:
For us not to do anything, most of us had some ideas that we were going to improve this club a ...
Thus ends Colvin’s Saberhagening.
The Giants have designated [Dan] Uggla and [Tyler] Colvin for assignment, tweets Alex Pavlovic of the Mercury News…
Uggla struggled mightily in his short time in San Francisco, failing to register a hit in 12 plate appearances while striking out six times (to go with three errors in the field). Of course, that is a continuation of his difficult time this year and last in Atlanta. Since the start of 2013, the 34-year-old has slashed .171/.291/.326 over 694 plate ...
Rk Team (1st) Pts
1 Florida State (56) 1543
2 Alabama 1455
3 Oklahoma (3) 1382
4 Oregon (1) 1314
5 Auburn 1271
6 Ohio State (1) 1267
7 UCLA 1085
8 Michigan State 1050
9 South Carolina (1) 1009
10 Baylor 965
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It has not been a good summer for former Yankees outfielders accused of sexual impropriety.
A Nassau County jury convicted a former player for the Yankees, Rosendo “Rusty” Torres, Thursday of sexually abusing a girl at his baseball clinic in Plainview several years ago.
The jury of nine women and three men acquitted Torres, 65, of Massapequa of charges that he sexually molested another girl who attended the clinic, which he ran from 2008 to 2012 while he was employed by Town of Oyster ...
I estimate only 10-12 Primates care about the NBA, but with our own thread, we won’t detract from what this site is really about: the history of Algeria?? ####### seriously??? #############…
Ahhh… that’s better.
And what about the VORP of Geddy Lee?
... Have you ever looked at the decline (% wise) of nicknames historically? Seems to me like they are way down - unless made up for show now days (“King’ James LeBron). Jeter, Trout, etc., are not referred by nick names now…....any thoughts? An aside, one of my aunts had a family nickname back in the day, and her husband of like 30 years of marriage, called my mom to ask what her real name was ....... we used to be named and defined by our nick names, now ...
He better not do anything, 2010 is when I released him.
Once upon a time Andy Marte was one of the best prospects in baseball… But wait, his story may not be over quite yet. Marte is now 30 years old and has spent this season playing at Triple-A for the Diamondbacks, who just called him up to the majors for his first big-league action since 2010.
Marte was having a great season at Triple-A, hitting .330 with 13 homers and an .898 OPS in 102 games.
This was a baseball trade, yes. Mozeliak dumped the unproductive Craig’s salary and essentially filled out Matheny’s lineup card by clearing the RF spot for hotshot prospect Oscar Taveras.
Mozeliak sacrificed Kelly’s talent and future growth potential in exchange for a hardcore veteran competitor with vast big-game experience that includes 16 postseason starts, 104 postseason innings, and two World Series-clinching wins.
But this was also a move that attacked the team’s creeping lethargy....Read More...
As Gov. Chris Christie prepares to cap off his trip to New Hampshire tonight with a fundraiser at a minor-league baseball game, the Democratic National Committee has released a online video taking a swing at the Republican governor’s handling of New Jersey’s economy.
The clip is modeled after an old-time newsreel — the kind that would have been shown in movie houses when Babe Ruth ruled the baseball diamond in the 1920s.
It notes that under Christie — a possible candidate for the ...Read More...
Chicago Eagle, August 1, 1914:
One of the luckiest home runs on record was registered at Newark recently when Deininger was given credit for one on a fly ball that was actually caught by an outfielder and held…Willie Zimmermann [sic] backed up against the low left field fence to take a drive from Deininger. As he froze onto the ball he fell over the fence. He held on to the ball though rendered unconscious, but the umpire couldn’t see it, and permitted the home run.
I imagine that would have ...Read More...
The OMNICHATTER was not traded at the deadline.
“I wasn’t willing to do it. That’s just the way it is. We’ve put too much into this. Our fans have suffered too much for 10 years (for us) to try to get to a point where we’re competitive. We are now, and we’re going to get better.
“This group of kids will get better. We’re not finished. We’ve got Paxton coming back. We’ve got Taijuan eventually. We have a lot of nice pieces. It isn’t just a couple. I think that’s very important.”
Baseball America gives snapshots of the prospects who were recently traded.
How Stephen Drew ended up in New York.
Someone is not happy with the Pirates standing pat at the trade deadline.
Nice rundown of the motivations behind the Cardinals deals.
The players the Phillies have aren’t very appealing.
“Not disappointed,” Amaro said. “More surprised that there wasn’t more aggressive action from the other end. We have some pretty good baseball players here.”
But there seemed to be a clear difference of opinion there. The Phillies look at a roster with Cliff Lee, Jonathan Papelbon, A.J. Burnett, Marlon Byrd, Antonio Bastardo and others and see players who can help contending teams. That might be true, but other teams looked at those players ...
Rosenthal’s take of yesterday’s trading frenzy.
A nice recap of all the deals.
Press on, Lee.
Cliff Lee walked off the mound during his start against the Nationals today, indicating that he was dealing with elbow discomfort. The veteran has experienced the same injury that just cost him two months — a flexor pronator strain — according to a tweet from MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki…
Lee is owed $25MM next year and his deal includes a $27.5MM club option for 2016 (with a substantial $12.5MM buyout).
But who wants to watch Astros games anyway?
It turns out that big local TV contracts aren’t always good news for teams either. That has turned Selig’s mood quite sour.
When a regional sports network agrees to pay millions of dollars to an MLB team, that RSN has two principal ways to recoup that investment: (1) sell ads during the game broadcasts; (2) charge a carriage fee to the cable and satellite operators in the region who want to carry the RSN. But what happens when the cable and ...
Apparently hoping no one will notice…
On a busy non-waiver Trade Deadline day around Major League Baseball, the Twins took care of some in-house business.
The team announced Thursday afternoon that it signed catcher Kurt Suzuki to a contract extension through the 2016 season with a vesting option for ‘17.
Suzuki will earn $6 million in 2015 and ‘16.
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