Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher
Repoz
Editor - Baseball Primer

Syndicate

Baseball Newsstand
— All the News That's Fit to Link

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Keith Law - ESPN (Insider) - Phillies effectively reload their farm system with Cole Hamels deal

Here is Law’s overall assessment of the deal.

Ultimately, the Phillies got two highly regarded but flawed position player prospects, a high-probability starting pitching prospect who has a chance to be a solid No. 3, and a pair of depth arms. That’s a good mixture of quantity and quality for Hamels, exactly what they should have tried to get in this franchise-altering opportunity.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 30, 2015 at 08:52 AM | 36 comment(s)
  Beats: cole hamels, phillies, rangers

Rangers Get a New Ace in Cole Hamels

I picked the wrong night to go to bed early.

Was this haul really worth waiting for? Don’t get me wrong but, although they got a lot of bodies, I’m not sure they got the really high-upside guy they were holding out for. Williams has been pretty good in Double A but he’s just OK. Alfaro, despite his placement on prospect lists, looks overrated to me. Thompson is the best pitcher of the lot and he grades out as a middle of the rotation guy, at best. Time will tell, of course.

After months of ...

Read More...
Jim Furtado Posted: July 30, 2015 at 08:41 AM | 43 comment(s)
  Beats: cole hamels, phillies, rangers


Mets-Brewers nix deal for Carlos Gomez | MLB.com

What a mess.

Brewers manager Craig Counsell informed Gomez of a deal that—pending medical approval—would have sent him to New York in exchange for starting pitcher Zack Wheeler and infielder Wilmer Flores, who teared up upon learning of the trade during the Mets’ 7-3 loss to the Padres. Several hours later, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson broke the news that “there is no trade.”

A source confirmed early Thursday morning that the Mets nixed the deal due to concern over Gomez’s right hip. The ...

Read More...
Jim Furtado Posted: July 30, 2015 at 08:25 AM | 17 comment(s)
  Beats: brewers, mets

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

OMNICHATTER 7-30-2015

INSERT JOKE ABOUT THE METS SITUATION HERE… OMNICHATTER

(Seriously, that was weird)

Gamingboy Posted: July 29, 2015 at 11:51 PM | 116 comment(s)
  Beats: mlb, omnichatter

Baseball’s Anti-Trust Exemption: Its Uncertain Scope

While many fans are aware that baseball is generally exempt from antitrust law, fewer realize that courts have adopted widely divergent views regarding the extent to which MLB’s operations are actually shielded from the law. For instance, just because MLB is generally immune from antitrust law does not mean that a court would necessarily give the league free reign to engage in anti-competitive practices in areas completely unrelated to professional baseball (such as if, for example, MLB ...

Read More...
RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 29, 2015 at 11:17 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: anti-trust exemption, athletics, legal, san jose

For Randy Johnson, Dominance didn’t come easy

“On the bright Sunday afternoon of March 18, 1984, Randy Johnson took the mound for the University of Southern California at Arizona State University’s Packard Stadium.

He was among the most interesting collection of sports figures ever assembled on a college baseball field.

The game featured two players who would break the major leagues’ single-season home run record (one still holds it). One would become an NFL linebacker and head coach, another would eventually be a major-league manager. ...

Read More...
ReggieThomasLives Posted: July 29, 2015 at 07:14 PM | 30 comment(s)
  Beats: arizona, asu, barry bonds, big unit, hall of fame, hof, randy johnson, usc

Mets Continue to Act Like Small-Market Team | FanGraphs Baseball

Just finished Frank Cashen’s book. There wasn’t a lot of insight and way too much filler. I did not come away with the impression that Cashen liked the Wilpons much.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 29, 2015 at 11:35 AM | 54 comment(s)
  Beats: mets

Giants miss out on first place — lose 5-2 - San Francisco Chronicle

“There’s a lot of baseball left, and there’s no point in looking at the standings because they don’t mean anything right now,” manager Bruce Bochy said. “The game goes on through September, and there’s a lot of work to do. We’ve been through this.”

Jim Furtado Posted: July 29, 2015 at 11:33 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: giants


PawSox intensify pitch for Providence stadium

When do they start passing around stacks of money to Rhode Island’s elected officials? Historically it’s the most effective way to screw over taxpayers, especially in that state.

The Pawtucket Red Sox have invited business, government, media and real-estate developers to travel with managing partner Larry Lucchino to Durham, North Carolina, on Aug. 5, to meet elected and business leaders there, including the owner of the Durham Bulls Triple-A baseball team, and to attend a Durham Bulls game.

...
Read More...
Jim Furtado Posted: July 29, 2015 at 11:16 AM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: stadium deals, stadium financing

The Moore the Merrier: Dayton Lands Ben Zobrist, the Perfect Piece for the World Series–Hopeful Royals «

Rany Jazayerli likes what the Royals are doing.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 29, 2015 at 11:14 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: royals

WHAT NATS’ TRADE FOR PAPELBON SAYS ABOUT THEIR FAITH IN STOREN

Of course, they know him best.

If the Nats truly were confident in Storen, they would show it.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 29, 2015 at 08:57 AM | 15 comment(s)
  Beats: drew storen, nationals

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 7-29-2015

Pittsburgh Gazette Times, July 29, 1915:

Two fights with the umpire marked [yesterday’s Federal League] double-header between Brooklyn and Kansas City…

In the first contest Umpire Corcoran called two Brooklyn runners safe on what [Kansas City] contended was a perfect double play. The argument which followed was punctuated with fisticuffs by George Stovall, manager of the locals, and he was sent to the club house. In the second game Lee Magee, manager of the Brooklyn team, objected to a decision ...

Read More...
Commissioner Gordon Shumway (Dan Lee) Posted: July 29, 2015 at 08:13 AM | 19 comment(s)
  Beats: dugout, fights, history, umpires

Nationals trade for closer Jonathan Papelbon | MLB.com

Storen reacts like expected. Storen and Papelbon have one thing other thing in common, neither of them are team first players.

Storen didn’t sound like a guy who was happy about the change.

“All I’m going to say is, I’m aware of the move and I’ve talked to Mike about it. I’ve talked to my agent about it,” Storen said. “We’ve had some ongoing discussions. Until those have progressed, I’m just going to leave it at that. No comment for now. But as the situation goes, I’ll keep you guys posted.”

...Read More...
Jim Furtado Posted: July 29, 2015 at 07:04 AM | 30 comment(s)
  Beats: drew storen, jonathan papelbon, nationals

Troy Tulowitzki says trade caught him by surprise, hopes to revive career with Blue Jays - The Denver Post

Yes, it was naive.

“I felt like I got blindsided a bit. I thought I was in the loop, in the conversation,” Tulowitzki said in his first comments since the deal went down. “So it definitely caught me by surprise. I was shocked and it caught me off guard. I think maybe I was a little naive to think I would be so connected to the (trade) process.”

Jim Furtado Posted: July 29, 2015 at 06:49 AM | 20 comment(s)
  Beats: blue jays, rockies, troy tulowitzki

OMNICHATTER 7-29-2015

The Properly Inflated OMNICHATTER

Gamingboy Posted: July 29, 2015 at 06:47 AM | 108 comment(s)
  Beats: mlb, omnichatter

Report: A potential Cubs — San Diego Padres trade still in the works

Stalin Castro in San Diego? That sounds like another disappointment for Padres fans.

According to ESPN writer Jim Bowden, the Cubs still have interest in Padres No. 2 pitcher Tyson Ross and closer Craig Kimbrel. Ross is 6-8 with a 3.45 ERA and 132 strikeouts, while Kimbrel has 29 saves with a 2.73 ERA this season.

Bowden said Chicago would give up a lot for the two pitchers. The Cubs would have to offer shortstop Starlin Castro, minor league pitchers C.J. Edwards and Pierce Johnson, and minor ...

Read More...
Jim Furtado Posted: July 29, 2015 at 06:45 AM | 59 comment(s)
  Beats: craig kimbrel, trade rumors, tyson ross

MLB.com : Royals’ amazing play.

Omar Infante fields Roberto Perez’s grounder and backhand flips to Alcides Escobar, who barehands and throws to first for the out.


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia suspended 162 games | MLB.com

Dumb, dumb, dumb.

Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia has been suspended 162 games for testing positive a second time for a performance-enhancing substance, Major League Baseball announced Tuesday. Mejia’s suspension is effective immediately.

Mejia, 25, had not allowed a run in 7 1/3 innings this season. He missed most of the year due to an 80-game suspension for his first positive test.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 28, 2015 at 07:45 PM | 46 comment(s)
  Beats: jenrry mejia, mets

Top 25 MLB players 25 and under | MLB.com

You will never guess who is number one.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 28, 2015 at 06:31 PM | 21 comment(s)
  Beats: rankings

2015 midseason Top 100 Prospects rankings | MLB.com

MLB Pipeline has updated their Top 100.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 28, 2015 at 06:30 PM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: prospects


Baseball Hall of Fame to eliminate some inactive voters

BOOM!

Until now, the electorate has included people who have been active members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America for 10 consecutive years at any point.

The Hall says in a statement “BBWAA members previously holding Hall of Fame voting privileges who are no longer active in the game and are more than 10 years removed from active status will have the opportunity for annual reinstatement, based on their coverage of the game in the preceding year.”

Repoz Posted: July 28, 2015 at 04:37 PM | 72 comment(s)
  Beats: hall of fame

Ben Zobrist to Royals: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction | Bleacher Report

The Oakland Athletics have traded infielder Ben Zobrist to the Kansas City Royals in exchange for pitchers Aaron Brooks and Sean Manaea on Tuesday, the Royals confirmed.

Jane Lee of MLB.com added the A’s will also send cash to the Royals in order to offset Zobrist’s salary.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 28, 2015 at 03:37 PM | 18 comment(s)
  Beats: athletcs, ben zobrist, royals, trades


Braves Take Unorthodox Approach to Overhaul

A year after Arizona gave Toussaint a $2.7 million bonus as the 16th overall pick in the 2014 draft, the Braves assumed about $10 million owed to Arroyo to get Toussaint for themselves.

Arroyo is unlikely to throw a pitch for the Braves; Gosselin was included so the Diamondbacks would get something, besides financial relief, in return.

Clearly, the Braves believe it is more than $10 million. And it should be no surprise that Hart found a way, within the system, essentially to buy a prospect. ...Read More...

Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: July 28, 2015 at 02:54 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: braves, prospects

Philadelphia Phillies want “best” offers for Cole Hamels by Wednesday

The Philadelphia Phillies have told several teams interested in acquiring Cole Hamels that they’d like to get their “best” offers by Wednesday, sources told ESPN.com.

The team would then make a decision about where—and whether—to trade him.

The Phillies have continued to speak with a large number of teams—a group known to include the Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants, Houston Astros, Arizona Diamondbacks, New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox—about Hamels.

...
Read More...
Jim Furtado Posted: July 28, 2015 at 01:48 PM | 14 comment(s)
  Beats: cole hamels, phillies

Source: Jonathan Papelbon will be traded | Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia

“Papelbon will be traded[emphasis added],” a baseball source with knowledge of the situation told CSNPhilly.com on Tuesday.

The question is where?

And when?

Jim Furtado Posted: July 28, 2015 at 01:07 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: jonathan papelbon, phillies

Automated Strike Zone Gets Test Run - BaseballAmerica.com

This will be interesting.

There has been a lot of talk about the benefits and drawbacks of automated umpires for calling balls and strikes. Advocates and skeptics. But on Tuesday night in the independent Pacific Association in a game between the San Rafael Pacifics and Vallejo Admirals, everyone will get to see an automated strike zone in action in a professional game.

The two-game automated umpire trial is the brainchild of former big league outfielder Eric Byrnes, who will serve as the ...

Read More...
Jim Furtado Posted: July 28, 2015 at 01:02 PM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: technology, umpires

Page 18 of 184 pages ‹ First  < 16 17 18 19 20 >  Last › | Site Archive

 

 

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
danielj
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogAs Kiermaier emerges, should Rays seek long-term deal? | Tampa Bay Times
(1 - 8:32am, Sep 04)
Last: Commissioner Gordon Shumway (Dan Lee)

NewsblogBat Flipping Draws Shrugs in South Korea But Scorn in America
(71 - 8:31am, Sep 04)
Last: Lassus

NewsblogBack to School: The Science Behind Toronto Flamethrower Marcus Stroman’s Rapid ACL Recovery «
(11 - 8:29am, Sep 04)
Last: Random Transaction Generator

NewsblogOTP - September 2015: Making Sense Of The Republican Presidential Race: It's Like Major League Baseball In August
(522 - 8:05am, Sep 04)
Last: Fancy Pants Handles lap changes with class

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 9-4-2015
(1 - 7:44am, Sep 04)
Last: Commissioner Gordon Shumway (Dan Lee)

NewsblogSomeone Appears To Be Trying To Hoax The Marlins President Out Of His Job
(11 - 7:41am, Sep 04)
Last: Hysterical & Useless

NewsblogJapan Times: Taguchi hopes to realize dream of managing in U.S.
(3 - 3:46am, Sep 04)
Last: esseff

NewsblogOT - September 2015 College Football thread
(73 - 1:30am, Sep 04)
Last: Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams)

NewsblogOT: NFL/NHL thread
(12840 - 12:29am, Sep 04)
Last: Quaker

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 9-3-2015
(80 - 12:23am, Sep 04)
Last: Joyful Calculus Instructor

NewsblogOT: Soccer August 2015
(646 - 12:09am, Sep 04)
Last: The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB)

NewsblogMatt Williams Defends Bullpen Management.
(53 - 11:40pm, Sep 03)
Last: bobm

NewsblogMike Mussina's Hall of Fame case is strong, so why aren't voters buying it?
(148 - 11:18pm, Sep 03)
Last: Misirlou is too lofty, and grabs up all the light

NewsblogBloop Hits: Warren Zevon and Bill Lee | FOX Sports
(21 - 11:10pm, Sep 03)
Last: stevegamer

NewsblogThe Race for Last Place
(29 - 11:07pm, Sep 03)
Last: bbmck

Page rendered in 0.7751 seconds
192 querie(s) executed