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Tuesday, May 12, 2015
I bet Clayton Kershaw would like to provide all the game balls.
“If you’re playing on turf and a guy hits a screaming one-hopper to the shortstop, it’s going to have a huge scuff on it. Certain pitchers can create an advantage with that, so that’s why they throw those baseballs out,” Wilson said.
Posted: May 12, 2015 at 06:54 AM | 0 comment(s)
Matt, drink a lot of water and embrace the napping lifestyle. You are welcome.
“It was a combination of dehydration and fatigue and those symptoms are not something we’re overly familiar with in terms of dealing with them,” Mozeliak said. “When you’re hearing somebody is dehydrated and someone has dizziness your assumption is get them back with fluids and they’ll be fine. Clearly it was something more than that. … It just felt like it was in his best interests in terms of long-term ...
Posted: May 12, 2015 at 06:50 AM | 5 comment(s)
If things don’t turn around in the next month, Beane will start selling off, which will mean the talent will match the record.
No team is diverging from their BaseRuns expectations at anything near the rate that the A’s are. Instead of being 12-21, BaseRuns actually expects that the A’s would be 18-15 at this point, a .539 expected winning percentage that would have them as the 11th best team in baseball. No other team in baseball is underperforming their BaseRuns record by more than three ...
Posted: May 12, 2015 at 06:30 AM | 0 comment(s)
Some life from the Red Sox. I tried watching the game but I had to tap out at 12:30 AM. 11 innings and a 3:57 game time is too much to overcome.
Posted: May 12, 2015 at 06:23 AM | 1 comment(s)
No, this isn’t from The Onion.
All-time home run king Barry Bonds is working on a lawsuit against MLB regarding his claim of collusion by teams that prevented him from obtaining a playing job following the 2007 season, people with knowledge of the case said.
Bonds has long contended that a collusion of MLB owners effectively ended his career following the ‘07 season, when he set the career home run record.
Posted: May 12, 2015 at 06:21 AM | 162 comment(s)
I can see how this could be a problem.
Odor has seen 399 pitches this year, according to Brooksbaseball.net, 254 of them are outside the zone. He’s put swings on 90 of those pitches. Most troublesome is that he’s missed on 36 of those swings, a rate of 40 percent.
It’s one thing to be a bad ball hitter or a free swinger. But if you are going to do that, you have to make more contact. Both his swing rate on pitches outside the zone and his swing-and-miss rate on pitches on pitches outside ...
Posted: May 12, 2015 at 06:19 AM | 0 comment(s)
The gritty, gutsy, scrappy underdogs are attracting some attention:
After hammering the Rays 11-5 on Monday in a five-homer outburst that included Rodriguez’s eighth, the Yankees are 21-12 and owners of the best record in the American League. Maybe you dreamed of an under .500 season; maybe you dreamed of Rodriguez getting released in July, the Yankees finally just eating his contract; maybe you dreamed of Joe Girardi losing his cool one evening and going on a Hal McRae-like rant in his postgame ...
Monday, May 11, 2015
The Mount Rushmore for BTF: Chris Truby, Mike Piazza, Madeline Albright, and Frank Tanana.
And Mike Crudale.
So I picked my own four for each club, and then ranked the 30 sets of four. Here they are, from the best to the fourth-best (in my opinion) for each franchise:
1. Giants: Willie Mays, Barry Bonds, Christy Mathewson, Willie McCovey
2. Yankees: Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mariano Rivera (see below)
3. Cardinals: Stan Musial, Rogers Hornsby, Albert Pujols, Bob Gibson
4. Red ...
Posted: May 11, 2015 at 10:10 PM | 135 comment(s)
BP’s first mock draft.
1. Arizona Diamondbacks – Garrett Whitley, OF, Niskayuna HS (N.Y.): The Diamondbacks haven’t come close to finalizing this decision, as I’ve been told they’re debating names like Dansby Swanson, Dillon Tate, and even Tyler Stephenson. Right now I believe the choice is Whitley though—for a number substantially lower than the $8.6 million dollars the slot comes with, and with three potential 60 tools, it’s not as massive a reach as some might believe.
2. Houston ...
Posted: May 11, 2015 at 01:48 PM | 8 comment(s)
The Red Sox have been brutal the last two weeks. The starting pitching as been bad; the offense has been non-existent. Many of my friends and coworkers think the season is over. So do a bunch of writers. Deep breaths, lonnnnnnng deeeeeeep breaths. The Red Sox have some issues but things will get better. All is not lost.
Posted: May 11, 2015 at 01:41 PM | 68 comment(s)
Why did the American League succeed where its predecessors (or, in the case of the Federal League, successor) failed? And how did this series of competing leagues driving each other out of business give way to the coalition of the National and American Leagues that form Major League Baseball as we know it today?
Posted: May 11, 2015 at 10:12 AM | 4 comment(s)
Watching the Rockies lose night after night might seem like punishment to some. For others, six-hour, 90-mile training rides on a bicycle would seem like suffering.
Jerry Schemmel does both, but he considers both to be blessings.
The Rockies radio announcer is training to hold up his end of a two-man team in the Race Across America (RAAM), a seven-day transcontinental bike race beginning June 20. Schemmel will be paired with Brad Cooper, who has completed seven Ironman triathlons, on the ride ...
Posted: May 11, 2015 at 10:05 AM | 4 comment(s)
Pineda’s strikeouts were evenly split between his fastball and his slider and equally split between the left- and right-handed hitters in the Orioles’ lineup.
Pineda averaged 92.6 mph with his fastball, his second-best velocity this season (he averaged 93.0 in his previous start). He’s averaging that same 92.6 in his past three starts. His fastball averaged 90.7 mph in his first four starts.
Posted: May 11, 2015 at 08:17 AM | 0 comment(s)
Pittsburgh Press, May 11, 1915:
[Bob] Fisher worked the ancient hidden ball trick on Douglass Baird yesterday, but the Pirate coacher was just as much to blame as the recruit. As a matter of fact, this old ruse should be prohibited by law. It is not baseball, and the fans don’t like to see it, no matter who works it.
False. The hidden ball trick is fantastic, and if you don’t want to get tricked, you should pay attention.
“I was very happy,” he said of his outing, which improved his record to 5-0 with a 2.72 ERA (identical to Harvey, who is 5-1) and an unfathomable (unless you consider the other-worldly Bartolo Colon) 54/3 strikeouts/walks ratio. “Today is Mother’s Day and I’m happy my mother got to watch the game in the Dominican Republic. I love my mom.”
Posted: May 11, 2015 at 06:33 AM | 18 comment(s)
I bet there are still players taking steriods. I bet there were players who took them in the ‘60s and ‘70s.
“What bothers me is the hypocrites,” Segui said. “I see them on TV sometimes criticizing people who took steroids. I say, ‘What a minute . . . maybe the public doesn’t know what you did, but I know what you did.’ Those are the ones that bother me. Just keep your mouth shut.”
Posted: May 11, 2015 at 06:14 AM | 5 comment(s)
“It’s really a small miracle that I got back here because it was a whole, big, long, ugly process,” Hamilton said. “I feel like the Lord had his hand on it to get me back here. I feel like I’m in the place I’m supposed to be in now.”
Sunday, May 10, 2015
McCarthy: What were you going to say, Mike? That the throw was a bar of soap that Garcia threw to home plate?
Schmidt: Well, he did kind of throw it a little… I don’t know… are you allowed to say, a little bit…
Schmidt: …girlish, so to speak?
This is sexist for a very obvious reason, one which was apparent to all three members of the broadcast booth once the words left Schmidt’s mouth. In fact, Stairs seemed to know what Schmidt was going to say when he interjected ...
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