Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand
Baseball Newsstand
— All the News That's Fit to Link

Friday, April 06, 2018

Brewers lose closer Corey Knebel to hamstring injury during blowout loss | CBS Sports

Corey Knebel, Milwaukee’s All-Star closer, suffered a potentially serious looking hamstring injury while getting some work in during the blowout loss. He collapsed after throwing a pitch and had to be carried off the field.



Thursday, April 05, 2018

Passan: What Charlie Blackmon’s deal says about the present and future of baseball

Passan takes a look at the Blackmon contract in the context of the slow winter market.

The question, of course, becomes less about Blackmon in that case and more about where the dollars that in the past might have gone to him go. Because over the last few offseasons, teams have made it abundantly clear the answer is not older players.


Facebook Broadcast of Mets Game Runs Into Glitches and Complaints

The Mets-Phillies game was the first of the 25 games set to be aired on Facebook — one per week — and the early feedback was largely negative. Fans quickly voiced their displeasure with the newfangled broadcast and its glitches, and not just because they couldn’t watch their teams as they normally would: the Mets on SportsNet New York and the Phillies on Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia.

Bored Posted: April 05, 2018 at 11:21 AM | 43 comment(s)
  Beats: facebook, mets, phillies

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 4-5-2018

Philadelphia Evening Public Ledger, April 5, 1918:

Fielder Jones, among others, holds that Babe Ruth, the Red Sox pitcher, is the most formidable batsman in baseball. The leader of the Browns takes full cognizance of the well-known prowess of Tyrus Cobb, but he insists that Ruth is a more dangerous and harder hitter and that if his efforts were confined to outfielding and hitting he would prove one of the greatest batsmen in the history of the game.

People at the time probably thought Jones had ...

Read More...
Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: April 05, 2018 at 09:39 AM | 17 comment(s)
  Beats: babe ruth, dugout, history


Dodgers have no answer for pitcher Patrick Corbin in 3-0 loss to the Diamondbacks | LAT

The Dodgers have played seven games this season. They have scored one run or fewer in four.

The lineup longs for the return of All-Star third baseman Justin Turner as he recuperates from a fractured wrist. The malaise extends from Chris Taylor (.574 on-base plus slugging percentage) at the top of the lineup to Corey Seager (.414 OPS) and Puig (.476 OPS) in the middle to Logan Forsythe (.291 OPS) at the bottom.

After Kenley Jansen blew a save on Monday, the offense scored only one run during ...

Read More...

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Baseball America - Best Tools In The Minors

Best Defensive Outfielder

Victor Robles, OF, Nationals
Cristian Pache, OF, Braves
Brett Phillips, OF, Brewers
Magneuris Sierra, OF, Marlins
Braden Bishop, OF, Mariners

The greats make everything look easy, and Victor Robles makes the difficult task of playing center field look remarkably sol. With elite speed, a big arm and amazing natural reflexes and reads, Robles takes care of everything in center field in all directions to give the Nationals a future Gold Glove candidate. Christian Pache ...

Read More...
Jim Furtado Posted: April 04, 2018 at 02:46 PM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: prospects


Tommy Pham Waited Forever to Make It. Now, He’s Got Plenty to Say About His Journey.

“You can’t ##### about it, because if you ##### about it, you f—- up the team,” Pham says. “But I put up an .824 OPS and a 1.4 WAR in 150 at bats. Times that by four—if anybody did that their rookie year, baseball goes crazy over them.

“They said, ‘We believed you could do it all along.’ That’s the thing that’s so mind-boggling. I said, If that’s the f——-’ case, then why was I f——-’ demoted to Triple A? If that’s the case, why the f—- was I batting in the eight ...

Read More...
Perry Posted: April 04, 2018 at 09:19 AM | 52 comment(s)
  Beats: cardinals

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 4-4-2018

Philadelphia Evening Public Ledger, April 4, 1918:

The hospital list in the Phils’ camp was increased yesterday afternoon when Mike Prendergast, the flinger from Chicago, sprained his ankle in an effort to jump from the grand stand to the ground. Mike was in good jumping form and had lots of technique, but a slippery step caused by some loose ice cream caused him to make a mess of it.

Not quite as strange as Vince Coleman getting rolled up in the tarp machine or Kevin Mitchell hurting himself ...

Read More...
Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: April 04, 2018 at 08:19 AM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: dugout, history, injuries

Shohei Ohtani belts first major league homer in Angels’ victory | OC Register

Your daily Shohei update.

Just over 48 hours after Ohtani The Pitcher had a breakthrough performance, Ohtani The Hitter delivered a three-run homer as part of three-hit game.

Ohtani pitched six innings to pick up the victory on Sunday, retiring 14 of the last 15 hitters after all three runs came on one bad pitch.

Then on Tuesday, in his first game at Angel Stadium, he belted a homer and then blistered two other singles. He’s now 4 for 9 in two games as the team’s designated hitter.


Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Baseball Therapy: Bunt, Joey, Bunt! - Baseball Prospectus

A theoretical exercise that doesn’t really tell us anything.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 03, 2018 at 02:05 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: bunting, joey gallo

LOC: Branch Rickey Scouting Reports Now Online

The collection includes about 1,750 baseball scouting reports from the 1950s and 1960s, documenting Rickey’s skill in analyzing various aspects of a player’s game and identifying some of the greats. The Rickey Papers are online at loc.gov/collections/branch-rickey-papers/about-this-collection/.

The digitization of the Rickey Papers is part of a larger effort to make historical materials available online. Other newly digitized collections include the papers of U.S. Presidents James ...

Read More...
BDC Posted: April 03, 2018 at 01:02 PM | 24 comment(s)
  Beats: archives, branch rickey, scouting reports

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 4-3-2018

Washington Times, April 3, 1918:

Dissensions are sprouting in the ranks of Pat Moran’s Phillies. Several players complain that Colonel Baker has not spent any of the money obtained in the Alexander-Killifer deal in strengthening the team, and that they will not long remain with a minor league organization.

Pat Moran is doing the best he can with the material he has, but he refuses to talk of the future.

Moran’s future was better than the Phillies organization’s future. The manager’s contract ...

Read More...
Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: April 03, 2018 at 11:07 AM | 13 comment(s)
  Beats: dugout, history

This 10-Year-Old Cancer Patient Chase Utley Met in 2006 Is Now His Teammate

Must have gotten some dust in my eye.

link text

eddieot Posted: April 03, 2018 at 10:01 AM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: cancer sucks, chase utley, dodgers, phillies


Monday, April 02, 2018

MLB.tv’s Quad Box Disappears For Now

This is a bummer.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 02, 2018 at 07:22 PM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: mlbtv

Neon Deion tweets

Somebody tell me who this catcher is so i can make sure he has brand new gear for his next game. Please Please. This is incredible. And I want to meet him. #Truth

Check out the embedded video from Tony Austin.

Stormy JE Posted: April 02, 2018 at 04:24 PM | 15 comment(s)
  Beats: awesome, heart, high school baseball


What we learned about Ohtani’s arm in first start

His stuff is impressive.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 02, 2018 at 12:30 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: angels, shohei ohtani


MLB to warn Phillies regarding pitching change

THEY HAVE BEEN WARNED!!

The Phillies will receive a formal warning from Major League Baseball for making a pitching change in the third inning Saturday night in Atlanta without having left-hander Hoby Milner warmed up and ready to enter the game, a source said Sunday.

MLB is still reviewing the incident, but it believes umpire Jerry Layne handled the situation appropriately given the circumstances.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 02, 2018 at 12:11 PM | 67 comment(s)
  Beats: gabe kapler, phillies

Twins win with 2 Dozier HRs, Berrios shutout | MLB.com

You can’t bunt against the shift?

This is dumb.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 02, 2018 at 10:31 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: twins

Two Truths and a Lie: The Hidden Forces That Affect How Catchers Perform at the Plate - The Ringer

Tyler Flowers and big questions about catchers.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 02, 2018 at 10:13 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: catching, sabermetrics

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 4-2-2018

Washington Times, April 2, 2018:

Art Wilson, formerly a Cub catcher now with the Boston Braves, on the third trial caught a baseball dropped by an aviator, who was passing over the ball ground at Miami, Fla., at a rate of eighty miles an hour. The ball was dropped by Roger Humphreys. Humphreys and Wilson were some time ago players on a Three-Eye League team.

They had heard of catching a ball thrown from the Washington Monument, but agreed that no one had ever caught a ball from an aeroplane. ...

Read More...
Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: April 02, 2018 at 09:52 AM | 12 comment(s)
  Beats: dugout, history

Apr. 14, 1931 - Scenes at a Yankees vs Red Sox Game, NYC (real sound)

Scenes at a baseball game at Yankee Stadium taken on April 14, 1931 in New York City. These films were taken with early Movietone sound cameras.

ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: April 02, 2018 at 09:35 AM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: history, yankee stadium

OTP 2018 Apr 2: This Opening Day, keep baseball pure—and keep the politics out of it

In a year when American culture seems to be dissolving before our very eyes in the shadow of a political discourse that often seems as turbid as it is abhorrent, there’s always baseball.

I grew up the daughter of a man who loved baseball; over the years my Mom learned to enjoy it just as much. My dad played it, listened to it, watched it, collected cards of players he admired. I can’t even pinpoint my first baseball experience, such is the way the entirety of the game enveloped around and ...

Read More...

Sunday, April 01, 2018

Papke: Twins angry after Orioles bunt against shift in 9th

It’s never too early in the season for the “unwritten rules” to rear its ugly head…

We already knew that bunting for a hit with a no-hitter in progress is against baseball’s so-called “unwritten rules.” This, however, was only a one-hitter.

What’s more, the Twins were putting their shift in action against Sisco, meaning they clearly still saw merit in going out of their way defensively to prevent the catcher from getting on base. If Minnesota feels justified in doing that, why is Sisco ...

Read More...
Stormy JE Posted: April 01, 2018 at 08:44 PM | 36 comment(s)
  Beats: bunting, idiotic philosophies, orioles, shift, twins, unwritten rules

Shohei Ohtani picks up victory for Angels in his mound debut | OC Register

OAKLAND — Just like Shohei Ohtani and the Angels had been saying all along, spring training means nothing.

A rough spring had prompted plenty of questions about the Japanese superstar’s readiness for the majors, but his performance in his first outing as a big league pitcher no doubt eased many concerns from outside the organization.

Ohtani pitched six innings in the Angels’ 7-4 victory over the Oakland A’s on Sunday afternoon, completing his historic season-opening series.

LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 01, 2018 at 07:26 PM | 38 comment(s)
  Beats: #bandwagon, angels, shohei ohtani

Page 4 of 130 pages ‹ First  < 2 3 4 5 6 >  Last › | Site Archive

 

 

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Andere Richtingen
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogESPN's top 50 players
(20 - 6:22am, Apr 22)
Last: Leroy Kincaid

NewsblogOTP 2018 Apr 16: Beto strikes out but is a hit at baseball fundraiser
(1217 - 5:58am, Apr 22)
Last: You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR)

NewsblogOT - Catch-All Pop Culture Extravaganza (April - June 2018)
(33 - 4:23am, Apr 22)
Last: Drexl Spivey

NewsblogWhite Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar in critical condition after suffering ruptured aneurysm
(8 - 3:45am, Apr 22)
Last: ptodd

NewsblogOT - 2017-18 NBA thread (All-Star Weekend to End of Time edition)
(2365 - 2:09am, Apr 22)
Last: f_cking sick and tired of being 57i66135

NewsblogLook at the size of this WEEKEND OMNICHATTER!, for April 21-22, 2018
(125 - 1:42am, Apr 22)
Last: Perry

NewsblogNYTimes: Now Batting in Class AA: Biggio, Bichette and Guerrero
(6 - 12:11am, Apr 22)
Last: Random Transaction Generator

NewsblogBryan Price dismissed as Reds manager | MLB.com
(97 - 10:02pm, Apr 21)
Last: Panic

NewsblogWhy the drop in home runs in 2018? Major League Baseball had better hope it’s the weather.
(12 - 9:43pm, Apr 21)
Last: Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network)

NewsblogCallaway says Harvey might not make his next start after performance in 12-4 loss to Braves
(5 - 9:22pm, Apr 21)
Last: Adam Starblind

NewsblogAngell: Night Moves
(3 - 8:12pm, Apr 21)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

Sox TherapyAre The Angels A Real Team?
(18 - 7:57pm, Apr 21)
Last: Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine

Hall of Merit2019 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion
(106 - 6:31pm, Apr 21)
Last: Kiko Sakata

NewsblogOT: Winter Soccer Thread
(1542 - 6:13pm, Apr 21)
Last: AuntBea calls himself Sky Panther

Gonfalon CubsHome Sweet Home
(67 - 4:24pm, Apr 21)
Last: Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington

Page rendered in 0.4863 seconds
191 querie(s) executed