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Thursday, August 04, 2016
All of us who have played baseball competitively know that some players are more difficult to play with than others. Our willingness to tolerate the more difficult personalities is balanced by how well the player performs and how much of an effort we see him putting into playing well. If the player is killing it on the field and helping our team win, we’ll tolerate much more of all the other stuff. If the player’s performance, however, isn’t what we expect, it doesn’t take very long to see him ...Read More...
On MLB Radio they were talking about him playing five hours of golf on a game day while he’s troubled by his calf problem. If true, I can see why the Mets organization and his teammates would be bothered.
Great, now Olympic venues will have to blow more money building a baseball stadium which will never get used again.
The OMNICHATTER was not approved as an Olympic Sport.
Hopefully it’s nothing, but these situations always make fans nervous. ...Read More...
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Gee, ya think?
Orioles fans must be pretty happy today.
Dumbest column of the day?
This guy must be a Royals fan.
This stinks…and I don’t even have him on any of my fantasy teams.
Since they are playing Phillies hitters, this can’t even remotely be true.
What trade deadline?
At this point, why not keep him? He doesn’t have to play every day.
Roster expansion is 28 days away. If the team can build any value by playing him, even if they only save a million or two, it’s still better than buying him out now.
Pittsburgh Gazette Times, August 3, 1916:
Okay, maybe he shouldn’t have done things that way, but it’s tough to get upset at a kid for wanting to watch Tris Speaker. ...Read More...
How can the writer make this claim? He can have his own opinion of what he things about Puig but he has no idea of the opinion of GMs. FYI, a player’s reputation has an impact on his value. This is particularly true when the player is not playing well.
MLB Pipeline updates its Top 10 minor league systems.
Zion did a great job on the first pitch.
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Disagree with Rovell. The fan deserved Joey’s scorn.
Hernandez’s zinger could have been worse. He could have compared Zaidi to LA Times sports columnists. Those guys, phew, they aren’t that bright.
MLB should just give them Harper, Fernandez, and Machado right now.
UPDATE: Ken Rosenthal updated his piece and apologized for getting the report wrong later last night.
The article seems unsure where he’ll play ... Left field?
The Day-After-Trade-Deadline OMNICHATTER
Toledo News-Bee, August 2, 1916:
Air conditioning is so ubiquitous in 2016 that I guess I never realized this would have been an issue back then.
Monday, August 01, 2016
Toronto Blue Jays acquire Francisco Liriano and two relievers to bolster pitching staff at trade deadline | National Post
They were busy.
An exchange of disappointments.
Angels deal Hector Santiago, Joe Smith, add veteran Ricky Nolasco, prospect Alex Meyer - The Orange County Register
Keeping hope alive!
Red Sox get back their closer at the trade deadline.
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