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The Mets are among five teams that have agreed to allow the use of their pitchers taken in the 2014 draft to be involved in a study that is being run in accordance with MLB and the players association, as well as the American Sports Medicine Institute. While the Mets are involved in the pilot year, those in charge of research hope to eventually expand to all minor league pitchers and each team. [...]
Jeff Dugas is also trying to answer that question as well. A surgeon at Andrews Sports ...
Posted: May 03, 2015 at 06:34 PM | 3 comment(s)
tommy john surgery
Dan Hirsch has updated the Baseball Gauge, which IHMO is right up there with baseball-reference and fangraphs as a baseball encyclopedia.
Posted: May 03, 2015 at 02:10 PM | 0 comment(s)
Where was the Statcast on Nelson Cruz’s second homer?
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In my area regular little leagues are dying as many hands-on parents are pulling their kids in favor of the travel teams.
Posted: May 03, 2015 at 11:18 AM | 104 comment(s)
Friday night, Alex Rodriguez hit home run No. 660, tying Willie Mays to become No. 4 on the all-time list. Now he has his sights set on the Babe, at No. 3 with 714.
Which is quite the coincidence, since it was 100 years ago this May 6, at the Polo Grounds in Manhattan, that Babe Ruth hit his first major-league home run — against the Yankees.
Ruth, a burly young left-handed pitcher then playing for the Red Sox, was the first batter in the top of the third inning. He turned on the first pitch ...
Posted: May 03, 2015 at 09:13 AM | 49 comment(s)
A very good look at the impact of the luxury tax.
The more realistic approach for the players, then, is likely to be focusing their efforts on raising the luxury tax threshold. While the players could obviously simply agree to a more substantial set of predetermined increases to the threshold, they may be better off attempting to have the payroll limit established each year based on a fixed percentage of MLB’s estimated overall league revenues. This would help the players avoid seeing their ...
Posted: May 03, 2015 at 09:02 AM | 2 comment(s)
I’m still surprised the Mets haven’t worked to obtain a glove-first shortstop. I’m a fan of Reynolds but he seems to fit better as a utility guy.
The Mets GM made this point Thursday after another game-changing error by Flores resulted in a third straight Met loss, when he announced the call-up of Herrera to play second, with Murphy moving over to third until David Wright comes back in another week. For now, Flores, with seven errors in 22 games, remains at short, but only because Alderson wants ...
Posted: May 03, 2015 at 08:43 AM | 6 comment(s)
A few tidbits, including more stuff from Pedro’s new book.
The odds of two games ending in such fashion on the same day were probably far greater than anything spectators saw in the Kentucky Derby or the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight. Baseball wins again.
Earl Weaver believed the best place to start a young pitcher is long relief. I know long relievers are out of vogue but it seems to me having a young guy start his career there, especially when you want to limit innings, still is a good idea.
White Sox general manager Rick Hahn has said Rodon’s 2015 innings are scarce resource. The franchise has a tried and true program for keeping pitchers healthy and therefore isn’t going to run Rodon’s inning count up to 180. But Rodon could still move ...
Posted: May 03, 2015 at 08:10 AM | 0 comment(s)
Injuries suck. Luckily the Cubs didn’t have to add two more guys to their list.
“It’s a scary moment. They were both giving a lot of effort on that play,” Arrieta said. “It was a little out of their reach. One of those unfortunate things where two guys are going kind of (all) out to make a play. We’re thankful that they’re both OK.”
Saturday, May 02, 2015
Cost to market A-Rod’s home run milestone? $6,000,000. Cost to make your organization look like petty, cheap jerks? Priceless.
Posted: May 02, 2015 at 03:25 PM | 61 comment(s)
An interesting observation from Felipe Alou, via Pedro Martinez. I wonder how this would stand up to a higher sample.
Tough luck for Hanigan. He was doing a nice job for the Red Sox.
And he adjusted to a night in which he didn’t have his best fastball. He recorded just three strikeouts, his lowest total for the season, and he threw his slider more frequently than usual. As per Brooks Baseball, he threw 18 sliders out of his 93 pitches, a 19.4 percent rate. In his first four starts, he threw just 7.7 percent sliders, according to Fangraphs.
“You’re not always going to have your best stuff,” Harvey said. “Tonight, fortunately enough, we got it done.”
Posted: May 02, 2015 at 07:40 AM | 5 comment(s)
Friday, May 01, 2015
As expected, Homer Bailey’s 2015 season is over and he will undergo ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction in his right elbow, better known as “Tommy John” surgery.
Reds medical director Dr. Timothy Kremchek will perform the surgery next Friday in Cincinnati. Recovery from Tommy John surgery typically takes one year, meaning the Reds expect Bailey to return sometime next season.
Bailey, who turns 29 on Sunday, missed the end of 2014 with a right elbow flexor mass injury and had surgery to ...
He can now retire to pursue he’s lifelong dream - hunting and killing Zack Greinke.
Carlos Quentin, who’s been playing at Triple-A for the Mariners after being released by the Braves last month, has decided to retire at age 32.
Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that Quentin left the Tacoma team Thursday after going 3-for-17 in five games.
Atlanta acquired Quentin from San Diego as part of the Craig Kimbrel trade, but his inclusion was strictly to help balance out the money and the ...
Right now, I think Betts is the better ballplayer. For all the significance of Bogaerts simply being in the majors at such a young age—younger than Betts was at debut—the facts are that we’ve had a pretty good look at him, and he is, right now, about an average major-leaguer. And right now, in my assessment, Betts is better than that. (Another month of Betts’ slump might make me reconsider.) I’m taking the better now player, even if he is short and doesn’t have the ...
Surely, knocking off Jim Breuer would even things out?
A study done by the dating app The Grade shows men and women who support the Yankees are liked more than Mets fans, per Chris Perez and Natalie O’Neil of the New York Post:
Photos posted by Yankees fans were “liked” 46 percent of the time while Mets fans only have a 38 percent “like rate,” according to the study.
The study is based on 400,000 “swipe interactions” from 6,000 app users who listed sports teams as an ...
Posted: May 01, 2015 at 01:46 PM | 26 comment(s)
Because draft picks are not eligible to be traded for 12 months from their signing date, the Padres and Nationals are not allowed to confirm that Turner has indeed already been traded, and he remains in the Padres organization at this time. However, it’s public knowledge that Turner will be changing organizations mid-summer, creating an awkward situation where the Padres are stewarding another team’s asset. As I wrote after the trade was made and Turner was unofficially revealed as the ...
I wonder if they’ll play “Seven Nation Army” every five minutes to make Orioles players feel at home.
Moving the series was a monumental task, but one the Rays have been able to execute under the leadership of VP of Operations Rick Nage, team President Brian Auld, and VP of Sales Brian Richeson. Nafe said the air has been like post season play, with sudden mobilization to make the series happen.
Tickets are general admission for the weekend, lower-bowl only, and according to Brian Auld the ...
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