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Saturday, April 18, 2015
Although I play Dynasty League Baseball now, I still think the same way when I watch a good (or bad) defensive play.
Posted: April 18, 2015 at 10:18 AM | 1 comment(s)
Will Colon move to the AL to DH when his pitching days are over? He’s clearly a winner at the plate.
Bartolo Colon’s teams are 11-1 whenever he collects a hit. They’re an unblemished 6-0 when he drives in a run. Nobody’s perfect. But Colon’s teams are close to perfect whenever he puts on a batting clinic, even if that clinic has been closed most of the time.
Posted: April 18, 2015 at 10:10 AM | 0 comment(s)
Everyone was in a tizzy!!!
There was no hypothetical man in the bleachers with binoculars causing controversy in the White Sox game against the Tigers on Friday at Comerica Park.
It was a hypothetical challenge that had everyone in a tizzy after a 2-1 Sox loss to the Tigers.
Posted: April 18, 2015 at 10:07 AM | 5 comment(s)
Jon Heyman covers a bunch of different things.
Posted: April 18, 2015 at 10:00 AM | 0 comment(s)
If he’s physically ready to play, I would think his agent would be pushing to have him activated. If he is, it looks like the Angels need to either activate him or release him.
Posted: April 18, 2015 at 08:12 AM | 0 comment(s)
Friday, April 17, 2015
The job of sabermetricians is done.
This unconventional strategy is emblematic of the cutting edge of modern, in-game sabermetrics. With every team from the small-market Rays to the moneyed Dodgers now employing a host of analysts, all the obviously beneficial tactical techniques are already in use. All that remains are the scraps. So even as the tactics have become unconventional, the margins have become thin and the advantages minute. For clever front offices like the Rays, negotiating the ...
Posted: April 17, 2015 at 07:53 PM | 4 comment(s)
Bryant went hitless with three k’s in his first game. He did make some nice plays in the field and cured cancer during infield warm-ups in the 5th inning.
Posted: April 17, 2015 at 07:47 PM | 0 comment(s)
When it comes to producing MLB stars and Hall of Famers, in particular, some states have a leg up. So just which of the best ball player-producing states could claim the best fantasy lineups of all time?
Well done, Mariners.
Safeco Field (Seattle Mariners)
Some of the craft beers available:
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Northwest Brewing Joker Amber Ale
Black Raven Trickster IPA
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Iron Horse Brewing Irish Death
Spire Dark & Dry cider
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Schooner Exact King Street Brown
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Posted: April 17, 2015 at 01:14 PM | 31 comment(s)
Longoria is also the franchise leader in HR. Braun and Wright need 21 to catch Yount and Strawberry.
Posted: April 17, 2015 at 01:06 PM | 41 comment(s)
Leading off…..Roberts…..John Roberts….
For the first time in four decades, the U.S. Supreme Court will have an opportunity to reconsider baseball’s notorious exemption from antitrust law. On Wednesday, the city of San Jose, California filed an appeal with the nation’s highest court, asking it to overturn professional baseball’s nearly century-old immunity from the Sherman Antitrust Act.
The appeal is the latest step in the litigation surrounding the Oakland A’s proposed move to San ...
How much is the taxpayer on the hook for in this deal?
Don’t expect the new $135 million spring training complex for the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros to be a carbon copy of Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter.
Bridgeport Evening Farmer, April 17, 1915:
The Brooklyn club will celebrate tomorrow its twenty-fifth birthday, as it was on April 18, 1890, that the Dodgers played their first game in the National League, losing to Boston by a score of 15 to 9. This was a bad start, but the Brooklynites copped the pennant their first year out.
The Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers: April 18th’s Birthday Team.
Yasiel Puig is taking the game more seriously.
SAN JOSE—With a simple toss from about 15 feet away, Bryan Stow brought a huge roar from the crowd Thursday night before the San Jose Giants home opener. Stow, the Giants fan who was nearly beaten to death four years ago outside Dodger Stadium, reached a major milestone in his recovery when he threw out the ceremonial first pitch. He did so while enjoying every minute of his special night.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
let’s just recognize the Dodgers paid $2.75 million (Webb’s salary) for the pick. You might say they were also getting Webb as a reliever and Ward as minor-league catching depth, but Webb was released by the Dodgers on Monday, even after accepting his assignment to Triple-A. It was an odd situation, as Webb was a somewhat competent reliever, but the Dodgers’ front office felt it was content with its reliever depth in the high minors.
What the Dodgers clearly valued was the draft pick. ...
Joyful Calculus Instructor
Posted: April 16, 2015 at 11:22 PM | 1 comment(s)
Even bigger than the Addison Russell news!
The Cubs will promote top prospect Kris Bryant to the Major Leagues for tomorrow’s game against the Padres, reports Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago (on Twitter)...
the Cubs opted to delay Bryant’s promotion by 12 days in order to extend their control over the phenom for an additional season.
I say let them climb the fences, they’re only doing jobs Americans don’t want to do.
Pros to changing the rule
It would be something that came up about .0004% of the time. We could go an entire season or two without a player even attempting it. Then, when the stars align and a ball is hit just right in the perfect spot at the appropriate ballpark: magic. Pure, unadulterated magic.
It would happen infrequently enough that baseball would essentially be adding something as rare as a perfect ...
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