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Friday, June 05, 2015
Lord take me now, because I will never see anything more awesome than this.
Three videos at the link, including one of the switch-hitting Blake Swihart having to run back to the dugout to grab his lefty batting ...Read More...
If my memory isn’t faulty, I also remember some commentary about Eovaldi’s lack of deception in his motion, which means hitters get a better view.
Jon Heyman’s Sunday notes column on Friday.
Why not call them both up? Urshela has hit .276/.327/.475 in 500 AAA PA. The Indians third basemen have collectively hit .230/.270/.383. Why not try to help their pitchers with improved defense on the left side?
Best spot for Angels star Mike Trout to hit? Not as easy to figure out as 1-2-3 - The Orange County Register
Lineup talk and the greatness that is Mike Trout.
Toolshed: 2015 Major League Baseball Draft preview | MiLB.com News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball
Listing the top prospects. Here’s an explanation of how the slot system works.
There is a new freak in town.
The OMNICHATTER was never meant to save anyone
Is Lindor really ever going to be a good hitter? Regardless, Cleveland’s shortstops have a .509 OPS, ranked 29th in OPS, so far this year. Their Off Runs (Fangraphs) at shortstop sit at #27 with -11.0 runs. Overall, their shortstops rank 29th with -0.6 WAR. In other words, their shortstop play stinks anyway, so why not bring up Lindor now?
Pirates starter Charlie Morton’s mechanics sound again at last, and the results prove it | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
If Morton pitches well this season, the Pirates may beat the Cardinals.
Jayson Stark with a nice article about Joe Maddon’s decision to bat his pitcher 8th.
Debacle? It was a loss. Despite their inconsistent play, despite their breakdowns, despite their failures to play up to expectations, this team has enough talent and, more importantly, time (5.5 back of first) to right the ship and win the division.
El Paso Herald, June 5, 2015:
Thursday, June 04, 2015
I don’t want to set the OMNICHATTER on fire….
Some Hall of Fame draft history.
Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun left the team Wednesday to travel to California to undergo a second cryotherapy procedure on his troublesome right thumb.
Pittsburgh Press, June 4, 1915:
The Cubs did have new stands in 1916, but it didn’t happen the way the writer expected.
How much of the change is due to a shift in philosophy? It makes sense for teams to look for more defense at shortstop and catcher when offense drops.
Righty Lance McCullers, the rookie with lightning, was the one still searing that 96 mph so late in the game, in just his fourth big league start. The 21-year-old kid’s first complete game since high school — and the first nine-inning complete game of his life — was so near….Hinch on Wednesday went to the mound before Davis stepped in, as suspenseful a moment as any pitch itself. Closer Luke Gregerson was warm in the ‘pen, with McCullers’ chance to go the distance in the balance....Read More...
Are the Cubs really moving Bryant to the outfield?
The Marlins didn’t like Lake’s showboating.
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Sale was dominant. Joey Gallo was overmatched in his three AB vs. Sale before homering off Zach Duke.
Mark Trumbo and Vidal Nuno to the Mariners. Wellington Castillo, and Double-A prospects Jack Reinheimer and Gabby Guerrero to the D’Backs.
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Tanaka is back.
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