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Thursday, October 16, 2014
Wainwright vs. Bumgarner. FS1. 8 PM. Game 5. Giants advance to WS with win, Cardinals force series back to STL with win.
Seriously thinking of changing my handle to Lorenzo Cain’s #1 Fan. Dude is fun to root for.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Will Rob Manfred get indicted for lying under oath?
It’s Jeff Sullivan, with GIFs, talking about defense on Fangraphs. Read it.
Congratulations to the Royals and their fans!
Joe Posnanski ponders Ned Yost and, inter alia, the recent history of Royals managers:
And in Atlanta.
An Andrew Friedman postmortem.
While in Philadelphia…
Meet the new geek in charge. He’s going to need some luck. As Baseball America’s John Manual commented on Twitter “Friedman left at right time. Several years of rough drafts have left farm system thin. Dodgers have several more high-end prospects.” The Rays could have tough times on the horizon.
Milwaukee Journal, October 15, 1914:
I imagine he won that money back betting on the World Series ...Read More...
Mark Saxon’s excellent take on why this happened.
Besides falling short of expectations, I bet this has as much to do with Colletti’s departure.
Potential Yankees target Kenta Maeda might not be posted, according to reports in Japan - NY Daily News
Who isn’t a potential Yankees target?
Although I’m already a walking zombie from watching late-night playoff games, I still wish some AFL game were available on television.
In the wake of the Dodgers’ acquisition of Andrew Friedman, an argument that teams should never pay up for a general manager no matter how brilliant they are.
At 4 PM: The Orioles fight for their lives while the Royals attempt to make the World Series for the first time since 1985 on TBS!
At 8 PM: The Giants go for the 3-1 advantage while the Cardinals aim to tie it up on FS1!
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
The Orioles are in deep doo-doo.
Can it get much weirder?
Toledo News-Bee, October 14, 1914:
Konetchy isn’t famous, but he was one of the better first basemen ...Read More...
“Quisenberry led Major League relievers that season with 129 innings, his fewest innings in a four-year stretch.
I would hate the idea that my front office is spending time worrying about the dimensions of the ...Read More...
He certainly has done all he could do in his three seasons with the Padres. I assume. I mean, who knows? If you told me with conviction that the Padres folded five years ago, I would probably believe you.
To combat sleep apnea. This sounds deeply unpleasent. And I certainly hope it does a little better than ‘reducing the chances’ for him continuing to have the issue.
Duo of Game 3s because of the rain!
8 PM: Orioles (Chen) at Royals (Guthrie), KC leads series 2-0. TBS.
Monday, October 13, 2014
“The goal each and every season,” MLB spokesman Mike Teevan told me via email, “is to have the most deserving Umpires working Postseason games.”
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