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Friday, November 07, 2014
Great player. Can’t stay healthy.
Tulowitzki, meanwhile, is one of the best players in baseball when he’s healthy. He proved that once again this year, posting an absurd .340/.432/.603 batting line with 21 homers and 52 RBIs in 91 games. Ah, but it’s that last part that matters most with Tulo. Is he healthy enough to depend on?
Since 2010, Tulowitzki has averaged 106 games per year. In other words, he’s missed roughly a third of the Rockies’ games over the past five years. But injuries might ...
Posted: November 07, 2014 at 08:03 PM | 2 comment(s)
Before the steroids
Alex Rodriguez Haiku
Made me smile not wince
Edit: Link updated. Jim.
Posted: November 07, 2014 at 05:35 PM | 30 comment(s)
An “evil” Alex Rodriguez urinated on the floor of his cousin’s home to send a message and mark his territory, Yuri Sucart’s wife told the Daily News Thursday in an explosive interview.
Carmen Sucart, whose husband, Yuri Sucart, is A-Rod’s estranged cousin and alleged steroid mule, blasted Rodriguez for accusing her deathly ill husband of trying to extort the troubled Yankee superstar.
More general manager news.
Sanriku Railway Co. and food giant Nestle Japan Ltd. announced Nov. 6 that they have teamed to form an amateur baseball club in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, to invigorate the region still rebounding from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake….
To be called Sanriku Tetsudo Kit Dreams, the team will be made up of 29 players from Sanriku Railway staff members and local residents living near the railway lines.
Miyako Mayor Masanori Yamamoto was named manager of the team ...
Posted: November 07, 2014 at 01:51 PM | 0 comment(s)
Six years is pretty funny. Should an agent really start off the free agent season by trying to scare off teams?
Talked to Sandoval’s agent, Gustavo Vasquez. Sandoval wants at least 6 years. At 28, length of deal more important than last
As I scrolled through my Facebook feed early Monday, an unusual photograph stopped me cold. It was an image of four names written in pencil on a yellowed slip of paper.
These were the names:
Larry Doby. Don Newcombe.
Roy Campanella. Jackie Robinson.
Were those … autographs? Yes. Yes, they were.
Mind – blown.
What was this? Four men who helped eradicate baseball’s color barrier, all famous and accomplished, all with autographs on this one slip of paper.
Doby, the first ...
Posted: November 07, 2014 at 11:09 AM | 9 comment(s)
Originally Harper, Pujols and Adam Jones were going to go too, but obviously they/their agents/their teams decided otherwise. All games will be on MLB.tv and MLB Network
Jeff Beliveau, Rays
Jerry Blevins, Nationals
Chris Capuano, free agent
Randy Choate, Cardinals
Jeremy Guthrie, Royals
Tommy Hunter, Orioles
Hisashi Iwakuma, Mariners
Mark Melancon, Pirates
Franklin Morales, free agent
Hector Santiago, Angels
Matt Shoemaker, Angels
Jose Veras, Astros
Tsuyoshi Wada, Cubs
Posted: November 07, 2014 at 10:44 AM | 12 comment(s)
Stemming from his arrest this past September, Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera has been charged with resisting arrest.
Posted: November 07, 2014 at 10:32 AM | 1 comment(s)
Twelve players selected in the first three rounds of the 2008 draft are free for the first time to seek an opportunity with a new organization, including first-rounder Kyle Skipworth (Marlins), supplemental picks Zach Collier (Phillies) and Jeremy Bleich (Yankees), second-rounders Xavier Avery (Orioles), Destin Hood (Nationals), Kenny Wilson (Blue Jays) and Derrik Gibson (Red Sox); and third-rounders Zach Stewart (Reds), Stephen Fife (Red Sox), Kevin Eichhorn (Diamondbacks), Ryan Chaffee ...
Posted: November 07, 2014 at 08:24 AM | 33 comment(s)
El Paso Herald, November 7, 1914:
Jimmy Archer, the Cub catcher, is probably the most bunged [sic] up ball player in the big leagues. Even before his recent accident when he broke his arm by running into a concrete wall in Brooklyn, he had the record.
James Archer, humble employee for a cooperage shop, fell into a vat of boiling sap and scarred his good right arm nearly to the bone…his throwing arm is permanently bent and stiffened at the elbow…The forearm is deeply ridged and scarred from the ...
Position American League National League
Catcher Yan Gomes, Cleveland Indians Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants
First Base Jose Abreu, Chicago White Sox Adrian Gonzalez, Los Angeles Dodgers
Second Base Jose Altuve, Houston Astros Neil Walker, Pittsburgh Pirates
Shortstop Alexei Ramirez, Chicago White Sox Ian Desmond, Washington Nationals
Third Base Adrian Beltre, Texas Rangers Anthony Rendon, Washington Nationals
Outfield Jose Bautista, Toronto Blue Jays Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh ...Read More...
Posted: November 07, 2014 at 07:26 AM | 31 comment(s)
Alexei Ramirez is a good, all-around shortstop signed to a reasonable contract. If a team like the Mets wants him, they will have to pony up something good.
Ramirez’s contract is considered a strong selling point for the White Sox if they do entertain a deal. He’s making a modern-day bargain of $10 million in both 2015 and 2016. The Cuban native has missed just 22 games in the last five seasons out of 810 games possible (an average of 156 played per year). Ramirez made the All-Star team for ...
According to Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles, the Dodgers will hire former major league outfielder Gabe Kapler as their farm director.
Kapler will fill the vacancy created when De Jon Watson left the Dodgers to become the Diamondbacks senior vice president of baseball operations in late September. The hiring doesn’t come out of nowhere, as ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick first reported news of the possibility last week.
Kapler has strong ties to new Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew ...
Thursday, November 06, 2014
There are warning signs along the roads dating back 15 years, but this offseason will be like any other. People will drive on past and step on the gas. Max Scherzer will become the 15th pitcher to sign a $100 million contract – OK, yes, it’ll be more like $200 million – and Jon Lester will join him with a nine-figure deal, too. And the fan bases in two cities will be filled with hope, because the fans aren’t writing the checks with all those zeroes, and seven years of one of the best ...
We have the dynamics for a fascinating offseason in place.
Joe Maddon skipped town to sign with the Cubs on a five-year, $25 million contract, so the Rays need to find a new manager. They’re going to initially try to select one from a list of eight candidates, but according to earlier reports, they are going to check out at least 12 potential managers before making a decision.
Those initial eight candidates, courtesy of the Tampa Bay Times’ Marc Topkin:
Posted: November 06, 2014 at 05:01 PM | 32 comment(s)
In the next part of this article, we’ll walk through the latest DRA estimate, showing Derek Jeter made approximately 450 fewer successful fielding plays that an average-fielding shortstop playing in his place would have fielded and converted into outs. Jeter played 2,674 defensive games at short. A player playing nearly every game per season, say, 150 games, plays 6 games a week, so Jeter played close to 450 “weeks” at short.
The easiest way, then, to put Derek Jeter’s defense into ...Read More...
Michael A. Humphreys
Posted: November 06, 2014 at 03:48 PM | 47 comment(s)
hall of fame
I get that Buchholz isn’t reliable. Right now, the Sox only have unreliable starters. I don’t see how getting rid of the only one with *any* track record of being a quality starter improves their situation.
Posted: November 06, 2014 at 02:58 PM | 12 comment(s)
This doesn’t sound that crazy. I’ve heard about other teams having something similar. I expect it’s a value system where a GM can quickly call up a number with the current estimated value for every player in baseball.
(Perhaps a little buried in all of the Maddon love over the past few days was that there appeared to be some sort of Dr. Frankenstein experiment going on in Tampa right before he departed.
“I think you need to balance it between the human being and the number,” Maddon said. ...
Posted: November 06, 2014 at 01:10 PM | 5 comment(s)
New York Evening World, November 6, 1914:
Another problem confronts the owners of the Yankees. Arrangements have not yet been made with the Giants for the use of the Polo Grounds next year, and inasmuch as the club’s new grounds at Kingsbridge have not yet been completed, President Farrell is likely to be up against it for a ball park in 1915.
The Yankees’ new grounds weren’t completed until 1923. The new ballpark was in the Bronx, but it wasn’t in Kingsbridge.
And, therefore, is not available.
Alfonso Soriano announced his retirement from baseball in a radio interview with Hector Gomez of Z101 in the Dominican Republic on Tuesday.
The 38-year-old spent 16 seasons with the New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs, hitting .270/.319/.500 with 412 home runs in more than 8,000 plate appearances. The Dominican native finished his career where it started—in the Bronx—and struggled through his worst offensive season since 2000 ...
Will Edwards really be more than a back-ender of a rotation?
The Cubs’ best hope for a front-line starter from their farm system is right-hander C.J. Edwards, whose prospect status has surged dramatically since the Rangers signed him as a 48th-round Draft pick from a South Carolina high school in 2011. Edwards came to Chicago in the Matt Garza trade during a 2013 season in which he led the Minors by averaging 12 strikeouts per nine innings.
Posted: November 06, 2014 at 07:06 AM | 18 comment(s)
Here’s another team “not shopping” but “willing to listen”. (Wink, wink.)
First things first: The Oakland Athletics do not plan to trade third baseman Josh Donaldson, according to major-league sources.
The A’s would listen if teams inquired on pitchers such as right-hander Jeff Samardzija and lefty Scott Kazmir. However, they will not shop either and are adamant about keeping Donaldson, who is under club control for four more years, sources say.
Tangotiger’s Fan Scouting Report gives him below average numbers for his defense. Are the Astros overestimating Conger’s defense? I haven’t watched Conger closely enough to form an opinion. What do our Angels fans think?
The moderately-misleading quote rings true, as does most everything on FanGraphs. So how does it apply to Conger? Well, in his two most recent seasons — the ones in which, you’ll recall, he framed phenomenally — he racked up a combined…1172.1 innings. That’s barely a full ...
Posted: November 06, 2014 at 06:40 AM | 1 comment(s)
I get where Cameron is coming from. I don’t see, however, how opening up a hole at the top of the Reds rotation really offsets what they’d be getting in his proposed deal.
Posted: November 06, 2014 at 06:37 AM | 63 comment(s)
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