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Monday, January 26, 2015
More about Manfred’s plans.
Sometimes it’s a blessing when another team signs your player to a big free agent contract.
Pittsburgh Press, January 26, 1915:
It would seem young Farrell’s time with Little Rock was cut short because he couldn’t play. Farrell hit .143 and slugged .196 in 15 games with the 1915 Travelers. John Henry Williams, eat your heart ...Read More...
Sunday, January 25, 2015
While I agree that banning shifts and the implementation of a clock (instead of simply enforcing rules on batter and pitchers) aren’t needed, this is a little over the top.
Major league players are doing just fine financially under the current system. TV revenue is a huge part of the reason even mediocre players are getting big bucks. So, excuse me for thinking the players should stop whining about getting into the box or throwing pitches a little faster if it shortens an average game time that is out of hand. Returning the game to a more fan-friendly pace is an important step to keep the game growing. Somehow players from the past were able to gather their ...Read More...
Red Sox notebook: Following surgery, Mike Napoli feels refreshed and ready - Sports - The Boston Globe
This does not sound like a fun way to spend an off-season.
Mariners notebook: Zduriencik says `no favorite right now’ in spring shortstop battle between Miller and Taylor | Mariners Insider - The News Tribune
Bob Dutton runs down some Mariner news.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Flo from Progressive is not going to like this.
In case you were worried.
If this is all true, Ed Rogers (Deputy Chairman of Rogers Communications, which owns the Blue Jays) has an enormous amount to answer for, both in the court of public opinion AND to Major League Baseball.
This doesn’t sound too good.
Round is a shape…
i bet he is in the best shape of his life.
Long after retiring, Banks recalled the sweltering midsummer’s day in 1969 when he bubbled over in a phrase that became his trademark.
“We were in first place, and all the reporters were already in the locker room when I arrived at Wrigley for a game with the Cardinals,” Banks told The Arizona Daily Star. “I walked in and said: ‘Boy, it’s a beautiful day. Let’s play two.’ They all thought I was crazy.”...
“Ernie was the eternal optimist,” the former Cubs second baseman ...Read More...
Doug Melvin Develops Dementia;Local Fan Provides Diagnosis.
Friday, January 23, 2015
The most important event of the offseason!
Pittsburgh’s Josh Bell is #1.
Congrats to the nominees.
Is there a sexier topic?
The boy wonder.
Looks like another old guy is moving to Florida:
For a long time Dan Duquette was a pariah in baseball. Peter Angelos took a chance and brought him back. Although I understand Angelos’ desire to either keep Duquette in Baltimore or get significant return from the Blue Jays to let him go, I can’t see how forcing Duquette to stay in Baltimore will turn out to be a good outcome.
The Red Sox don’t feel a *need* to overspend on an ace right now.
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