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Sox Therapy: We Still Know Nothin’

No I didn’t go anywhere, why do you ask?

So the Sox are a couple weeks into the season and so far…I don’t think we know anything particularly new.  When the season began I felt this was an 83-79, third place team.  I like the offense but I had concerns about a few of the down order hitters and I was more troubled about the bullpen than most people.  I was confident in Craig Kimbrel of course but 41 year old guys are always question marks, Junichi Tazawa has slowed down badly in three of the ...

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Jose Remains The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: April 21, 2016 at 11:59 AM | 74 comment(s)
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Newsblog: 2016 New York City Softball Game

Looks like it will be August 20th this year.

Shooty is obsessed with the latest hoodie Posted: April 01, 2016 at 09:33 AM | 104 comment(s)
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Newsblog: The Top 175 MLB Prospects for 2016 - Minor League Ball

Edit: The linked spreadsheet should be useful if you have a minor league draft coming up.

John Sickel’s Top 150. It came out a few days after my simulation league’s minor league draft so it didn’t help me this year. If you haven’t had your draft yet check it out. Also, here’s an Excel sheet of most of my prep work. If you haven’t had your draft yet, I’m positive it can help you.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 30, 2016 at 08:43 AM | 12 comment(s)
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Newsblog: Harvey had blood clot in bladder, will start Opening Day - NY Daily News

Let it flow, Matt!

After hours of speculation about his “mysterious” medical condition, Matt Harvey was cleared to pitch Opening Day after passing a “big” blood clot. The Mets ace said that the blood clot developed after a bladder infection, likely because he does not use the restroom often enough.

“I guess the main issue is I hold my urine in for too long instead of peeing regularly, so I guess I have to retrain my bladder to use the restroom a little bit more instead of holding it ...

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Jim Furtado Posted: March 29, 2016 at 10:35 AM | 38 comment(s)
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Newsblog: Irish athletic trainer makes most of A’s internship - San Francisco Chronicle

From what I read, a few beat writers probably do the same thing each spring.

“I like it, I’m impressed!” she said. “On the plane on the way over I was looking at ‘Baseball for Dummies,’ trying to understand the rules. I think I was annoying everyone the first game with all my questions — but after one four-hour game, you sort of get the gist of it.”

Jim Furtado Posted: March 28, 2016 at 09:36 AM | 11 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: 2016 Hall of Merit Election Results: Griffey Jr., Mussina, Smoltz and Sheffield elected!

Ken Griffey, Jr., Mike Mussina, John Smoltz and Gary Sheffield join the Hall of Merit as the Class of 2016!

Griffey was named on the top of 21 of the 26 ballots cast, leading the way with 619 of a possible 624 points.

Mussina finished second with 551 points - he was in the top four on 22 ballots. Smoltz finished 3rd with 522 points, top four on 19 ballots. Sheffield secured the last spot with 459 points, he was named on all but one ballot and was top four on 15 of them.

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JoeD has the Imperial March Stuck in His Head Posted: December 21, 2015 at 10:36 PM | 20 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Mock Pre-Integration Hall of Fame Ballot 2016

Players

Bill Dahlen
Wes Ferrell
Marty Marion
Frank McCormick
Harry Stovey
Bucky Walters


Executives

Doc Adams
Sam Breadon
Garry Herrmann
Chris Von Der Ahe

See full candidate descriptions here

Vote for zero to four candidates

DL from MN Posted: October 30, 2015 at 02:17 PM | 60 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1910 Ballot

For 1910, each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 4 November 2015.

Anyone can vote, even if you do not normally participate in Hall of Merit discussions. If have never participated in an MMP election, just post a preliminary ballot in the discussion thread by 3 November 2015.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

 

DL from MN Posted: October 21, 2015 at 02:17 PM | 22 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1909 Results

Congratulations to Ty Cobb on his first MMP award.

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Tyrus Cobb	116	8	5
Eddie Collins	111	8	3
Honus Wagner	107	8	0
John H Lloyd	90	8	0
Chrs Mathewson	87	8	0
Mordecai Brown	84	8	0
Tris Speaker	67	8	0
Orval Overall	43	5	0
Sam Crawford	41	6	0
Napoleon Lajoie	28	4	0
Donie Bush	24	3	0
Frank Smith	20	3	0
George Gibson	8	1	0
Pete Hill	8	1	0
Frank Baker	6	1	0
DL from MN Posted: October 09, 2015 at 10:54 AM | 8 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1908 Discussion

The Cubs beat Detroit again in the World Series.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Honus Wagner		56.7		11.5
Napoleon Lajoie		35.3		7.9
Roger Bresnahan		26.8		5.9
Joe Tinker		33.0		7.9
Matty McIntyre		33.0		5.9
Tyrus Cobb		35.4		6.1
Mike Donlin		31.1		6.0
Tommy Leach		29.7		4.8
Hans Lobert		32.3		5.1
Art Devlin		23.5		4.3
Fielder Jones		32.6		4.8
Sherry Magee		25.5		4.7
Johnny Evers		29.3		5.6
Johnny Kling		22.9		3.9
Fred Clarke		27.8		4.8
Bobby Wallace		21.7		6.3
George Stovall		21.8		4.2
Doc ...
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DL from MN Posted: July 27, 2015 at 04:14 PM | 29 comment(s)
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