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Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Some good stuff in this week’s column.
Posted: September 08, 2015 at 10:33 AM | 4 comment(s)
tommy john surgery
...because the state refused to pay for that delayed pedestrian and shuttle-bus bridge that is set to leave Braves fans walking along the side of a highway to get to games for at least the stadium’s first season. The bridge itself is projected to cost $9 million (though nobody apparently really thinks it can be built for that amount), plus another $3.5 million is needed to upgrade a parking deck that it would connect to. Right now nobody knows where the money will come from…
On the one ...Read More...
The Yankees announced on Monday that starter Nathan Eovaldi has right elbow inflammation and will be shut down for two weeks. Eovaldi was evaluated by head team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad and underwent an MRI at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, which revealed the inflammation.
On Sunday, Yankees manager Joe Girardi had touched on his pitchers’ health during a discussion about Matt Harvey and the Mets. Eovaldi wasn’t one he was worried about.
“We have pitchers that I don’t have concerns ...
Posted: September 08, 2015 at 10:20 AM | 1 comment(s)
The question is, did the Phillies hire MacPhail to replace the group or to join it? The assumption in the local and national media was that MacPhail’s hiring was the first step in an inevitable rebuilding of the front office. But when you consider Gillick’s involvement in MacPhail’s hiring and his steadfast defense of Amaro’s job performance as general manager, it is hard to eliminate the possibility that the Phillies ended up hiring a guy whose vision already aligns with their own, and thus a ...
Posted: September 08, 2015 at 10:14 AM | 25 comment(s)
Philadelphia Evening Public Ledger, September 8, 1915:
Fred Clarke, for 16 years manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates, handed in his resignation to President Barney Dreyfuss this morning. It was regretfully accepted.
Clarke’s resignation did not come as a surprise to the followers of the team [in Pittsburgh], as it is known that for years Mrs. Clarke has been averse to her husband leaving the farm in Kansas to come East for the baseball season.
With apologies to Joe Biden, this was a big frickin’ ...Read More...
“I feel blessed to have been able to play this game for so long and see so many places along the way,” he said. “It’s been a lot of fun.”
The OMNICHATTER never leaves in the 7th inning (although sometimes it doesn’t go up until the 7th inning…)
Posted: September 08, 2015 at 08:32 AM | 291 comment(s)
Monday, September 07, 2015
Regressed wins are useful, but I think it’s worth considering that assessing the performance of managers isn’t one of those situations: The context of their decisions is nearly everything. A bad manager can cost his team real, actual, printed-in-the-newspaper wins. That shouldn’t be ignored in favor of a broader, context-neutral look at their performance.
Posted: September 07, 2015 at 10:08 AM | 44 comment(s)
Interesting stuff.The BIS defensive stuff cannot compare to defensive analysis generated by the FIELDf/x (or whatever they are calling it) stuff. I wish this data was more readily available to public analysts.
I think the most important thing to take away from this discussion is that there can be a fairly large difference between team infield UZR which uses every GB, and the total of the individual UZR’s which uses only those plays in which no shift was relevant to the outcome of the play. As ...
Posted: September 07, 2015 at 08:11 AM | 3 comment(s)
“Staying in the present is hard to do,” Coghlan said. “Nobody does it perfectly — I don’t at all. It’s a natural tendency for humans to worry and to doubt and to fear and have anxiety about the future. But I think as I’ve gotten older I’ve learned to take those thoughts captive and to try and really challenge myself to stay more in the moment of, ‘OK, today is what I’ve given. I’m going to try to do the best I can do today and not worry about tomorrow.’ And then when tomorrow comes do the ...
Posted: September 07, 2015 at 07:10 AM | 0 comment(s)
Some info about how the international slotting system works.
Critics say such teams are “gaming” the system and want rules overhauled when MLB’s collective-bargaining agreement is renewed after the 2016 season. But proponents argue teams will always exploit rules.
Posted: September 07, 2015 at 07:02 AM | 1 comment(s)
If not for running into the video board, MLB statcast estimates that the homer was going 495 feet. That makes Bryant’s shot the longest of the 2015 season for anyone in the majors. Here’s the top 10:
1. Bryant on Sunday, 495 feetRead More...
2. Michael Taylor, 8/20, 492.8
3. Jonathan Schoop, 8/26, 484.5
4. Nelson Cruz, 4/29, 482.7
5. Josh Donaldson, 4/23, 481.2
6. Hanley Ramirez, 6/21, 480.5
7. Giancarlo Stanton, 6/23, 478.6
8. Giancarlo Stanton, 5/16, 478.4
9. Giancarlo Stanton, 6/5, 478.4
10. Kris ...
Kahrl suggests a way out of this mess.
Does that put him in danger? Yes and no. Pitching always puts a pitcher at risk. But an arm is not a gas tank, so let’s remember he isn’t gassed or running on empty. For that, you should credit the Mets for the care they have exercised in managing his workload this season. The Mets haven’t had him pitch on four days’ rest in consecutive turns since May. While he’s slightly better than the MLB average in pitches per batter faced (3.73 vs. 3.79), ...
Matt Harvey, Scott Boras, and Dr. James Andrews were unavailable for comment.
But some advanced defensive metrics rate Trout as average, in part because he doesn’t always get the best jumps or run the most efficient routes, an assertion that baffles and bothers Angels Manager Mike Scioscia.
“We have overhead [cameras] that read jumps, and he’s off incredibly quick,” Scioscia said. “From a scouting perspective, there’s no question this guy is one of the best center fielders in our game. The ...
Clearly someone isn’t a Boras client ...
Manager Craig Counsell said ... that Garza was being removed from the rotation so that the team could look at some of its younger pitchers the rest of the season.
Garza was livid when asked about the move.
“It’s (expletive),” he said. “It’s not my decision. I didn’t get much say. It’s completely taken out of my hands. That’s it. I didn’t have any say at all.
“They do things differently here, I don’t know. But I’ll be here for the next ...
Sunday, September 06, 2015
Throwing baseballs 100 mph is not a natural activity, and every single pitch Harvey or anyone else throws comes with risk of arm injury. But one thing Harvey did say pretty definitively on Saturday is that he feels great. And the numbers back that up: Over his last six starts, Harvey has a 1.32 ERA in 41 innings with 42 strikeouts against only three walks. If he’s feeling any lingering effects of the surgery that cost him all of 2014, he’s not showing any signs of it whatsoever.
And again, ...
Posted: September 06, 2015 at 06:57 PM | 24 comment(s)
In May 1947, he had four at-bats five days after diagnosis.
Of course, he still had his appendix.
Musial had just gone 1-for-4 on May 7 in Brooklyn when he then let the team know about the stabbing pain near his stomach. The Cardinals’ first baseman was sedated and flown back to St. Louis to meet with the team doctor, Dr. Robert Hyland. According to reports from the time and later recounts in books and Bob Broeg columns, Hyland diagnosed Musial with appendicitis and tonsillitis. Hyland, ...
There is almost a whole month left. A lot can happen in a month.
*Boras said he did a study of pitchers who had never thrown 200 innings in a season and then had Tommy John surgery and then ramped up to approximately the 200-inning level in their second full season after returning.
The four pitchers that Boras cited were Shaun Marcum, Josh Johnson, Jarrod Parker and Kris Medlen. All experienced complications, Boras said. All but Marcum had a second Tommy John.
In contrast, Boras said, the Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg and Jordan Zimmermann built their ...
Posted: September 06, 2015 at 06:59 AM | 65 comment(s)
The Mets should go through on this because they have stockpiled enough starting pitching to envision perennial competition without Harvey. Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz, Jon Niese and Noah Syndergaard fronting a rotation to kick off 2016, with Zack Wheeler working to return midseason? Yup, that’d work … assuming the Mets score runs more like August and September and less like April through July.
And the best way to beef up that offense, what with rentals Yoenis Cespedes, Kelly Johnson and Juan ...
Posted: September 06, 2015 at 06:53 AM | 5 comment(s)
Saturday, September 05, 2015
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