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Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Familia had not suffered a blown save since July 30.
Why does Fangraphs hate the Mets?
Few players looked less like themselves against the high heat than Yoenis Cespedes this season. It’s always been something of a problem for Cespedes, but this year, that problem was exacerbated. Cespedes’ weakness appears almost identical to Mike Trout’s, and we know how the league responded to that. The league, maybe surprisingly, hasn’t responded quite the same way to Cespedes, but then again no two players are the same. Cespedes has another problem ...
Who are his best options?
Now, Utley’s case could impact if he misses two games next regular season. The Dodgers will decline his $15 million 2016 option, making Utley a free agent. However, he turns 37 in December and is coming off his worst season in which he hit .212 for the Phillies and Dodgers with just a .629 OPS.
The Dodgers could conceivably want him back at decreased pay, but as opposed to what would have been in his prime, Utley will not have a robust market.
Posted: October 28, 2015 at 06:10 AM | 26 comment(s)
In the future they should continue playing and put the radio broadcast on. To stop play isn’t fair to the players.
With the teams tied 1-1 in the fourth inning, an electronics failure cut the power to the primary and backup generators inside Fox Sports’ production compound, Fox Sports said.
The result: a four-minute outage in the game broadcast and a lot of confused baseball fans.
“The issue was immediately addressed, although it resulted in the audience missing one at-bat during the time ...
Posted: October 28, 2015 at 06:08 AM | 73 comment(s)
“This is a family, and we respect each other’s families,” Moustakas said. “This is one huge family, this organization, and when someone loses a family member, that takes priority over everything that happens. Baseball’s baseball. But family, things that happen like that, that’s something that is more important than baseball.”
Before the game, Yost conferred with bench coach Don Wakamatsu and catching coach Pedro Grifol about how to handle the situation. They all agreed to honor the family’s ...
Jacob deGrom will look to even up the series for the Mets while Johnny Cueto will try to give the Royals a 2-0 lead. And hopefully we can go to bed at a reasonable hour. Maybe.
8 PM. FOX. CHATTER UP!
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
The former Mets and Phillies center fielder told Colin Cowherd on “The Herd” Tuesday that, for $500,000, he hired private investigators to follow umpires to gather dirt on them. Dykstra then used the information to make sure he received favorable calls at the plate.
“Their blood’s just as red as ours,” said Dykstra, who spent 12 years in the majors. “Some of them like women, some of them like men, some of them gamble, some of them do whatever.”
Posted: October 27, 2015 at 04:33 PM | 59 comment(s)
dmittedly, going from being a major-league general manager to becoming a first-base coach is far from a typical career path.
But Ruben Amaro Jr., who served as general manager of the Philadelphia Phillies for eight seasons before being named first-base coach and outfield instructor by the Red Sox Monday, wasn’t interested in convention.
“I guess it is unusual,’’ allowed Amaro in a conference call with reporters. “But for me, I’ve always had kind of an itch to be back on the field. Clearly, I ...
Just in time for the World Series, MBA@Syracuse is taking a closer look at baseball’s predictive analytics. The article features three compelling graphics, including a brief history, sabermetrician’s tool kit, and side-by-side comparison of the Mets’ Yoenis Cespedes and Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez.
Posted: October 27, 2015 at 03:16 PM | 9 comment(s)
Which plays caused the widest swings in a team’s numerical chances at winning the World Series?
Posted: October 27, 2015 at 02:05 PM | 100 comment(s)
So, my numbers say the Mets and Royals are really, really evenly matched. Of course, those same numbers shat the bed in the LCS, so take them with your preferred quantity of sodium chloride.
Toni King said her father passed away peacefully at 87 in his Land Park area home. He was visited regularly by friends and former players whose careers he touched during a 41-year career as a regional scout for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Los Angeles Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies.
“He was like a second father to me,” said Sax, a former Dodgers second baseman. “He was a tutor to a lot of players, an unbelieveable man. He would work all of us out tirelessly to make sure we did things ...
Posted: October 27, 2015 at 12:09 PM | 0 comment(s)
If you’re still wondering how the Atlanta Braves are going to get fans to their new stadium way out on the outskirts of town — no, not how to get fans from their cars to the ballpark across a forbidding highway, but how to get fans there who don’t use cars at all — a partial answer may come today, when the Cobb County Commission is set to vote on buying buses for a $1.2-million-a-year shuttle bus system that is totally not just for the Braves, how could you even think that?
Though their unforgettable season came to a close on Friday, the Toronto Blue Jays remain ratings winners. Game 6 of the American League Championship Series between the Blue Jays and the Kansas City Royals delivered Sportsnet’s largest audience in network history with an average audience of 5.12 million viewers tuning in on October 23 to cheer on Canada’s team in their last game of the 2015 postseason. Overall, more than 12 million people watched some part of Friday’s broadcast – more ...
Milwaukee Sentinel, October 27, 1915:
George Foster, Bogus, Dined by Cincy Fans
A man who the police charge represented himself as George Foster, Boston American pitcher, did not go to the Latonia races last week with a jolly party as planned. The police held him, claiming that he had obtained money under false pretense.
Several fans and other sports, believing he was the noted ball player, arranged a party in his honor at the races. The man has been in the city several days, stopping at ...
The Greg Spira Memorial Internet Baseball Awards are dedicated to their creator, our friend Greg Spira.
Greg was a friend and a long-time Primate. If you haven’t voted yet you still have a few days.
Posted: October 27, 2015 at 06:46 AM | 2 comment(s)
Raul Adalberto Mondesi has never appeared in a major-league game. In fact, he has not yet played above Double-A. But the Royals are strongly considering adding him to their World Series roster, major-league sources say.
Mondesi, a switch-hitting middle infielder who turned 20 on July 27, presumably would replace outfielder Terrance Gore, who did not bat in either of the first two rounds and has only three at-bats since rejoining the Royals on Sept. 1.
Posted: October 27, 2015 at 06:27 AM | 50 comment(s)
In this corner, the NL Champions, starting Matt “Dark Knight” Harvey, the Amazin’ NY Mets!
And in this corner, having defended their AL title, starting Edinson Volquez, holding Home Field advantage, the Kansas City Royals!
8 PM, FOX. World Series. Game 1. Tell your friends and CHATTER UP!
Posted: October 27, 2015 at 05:46 AM | 1671 comment(s)
Monday, October 26, 2015
Hunter, taken by the Twins with the No. 20 overall pick in the 1993 Draft, finishes his career a .277/.331/.461 hitter with 353 homers, 195 stolen bases and 1,391 RBIs in 2,372 games.
Posted: October 26, 2015 at 10:26 PM | 58 comment(s)
Any owner with the patience of the owners in Houston or Kansas City couldn’t do better than having Ben Cherington in charge of baseball operations.
Posted: October 26, 2015 at 02:25 PM | 3 comment(s)
It’s a war on all those newfangled whippersnappers. If only those stupid kids knew as much as sports writers, every team would be in the World Series.
Posted: October 26, 2015 at 11:14 AM | 35 comment(s)
The premise sounds good. The intro is a little depressing.
In the next 10 days, we will crown the 16th World Series champion of the Aughts. (Note that this is not the 16th champion of the century; we must pedantically remind you that the new century did not start until January 1, 2001.)
This means four things:
1) You are old.
2) Life is passing you by at a pace that will grow more rapid and more depressing as the years go by.
3) Your existence is thus finite and should be savored at every ...
Posted: October 26, 2015 at 11:12 AM | 48 comment(s)
If only the Mets could move to a bigger market, they could increase payroll.
Forget, for a moment, the skyscrapers in the background of their iconic logo: The New York Mets, newly minted champions of the National League, are a quintessential mid-market success story.
Posted: October 26, 2015 at 11:10 AM | 2 comment(s)
Meet the Phillies new
Assistant General Manager. Matt Klentak
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