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Wednesday, October 14, 2015
“I know she’s as knowledgeable as a lot of people who are in GM jobs right now,” Bowa said. “Being a woman is not going to be a problem for her. She is well respected in the game of baseball because of how smart she is and how well she listens.”
Posted: October 14, 2015 at 06:26 AM | 83 comment(s)
“It’s got the makings of a really, really good story here if it plays out the way we want it to,” Gibbons said on Tuesday prior to the team’s off-day workout. “I don’t think it really surprises anybody that knows him, that’s been around him. He’s got a great arm, he’s got great stuff — whatever you want to call it.
“But there’s something different about him, too. He’s smart, he’s intelligent. He’s one of those guys that everybody gravitates to because he makes you ...
Posted: October 14, 2015 at 06:23 AM | 6 comment(s)
“We’ve got our horse going,” Lucas Duda said of deGrom.
Travis d’Arnaud, who will catch deGrom Thursday, sounded extremely confident in the right-hander.
“It’s because of what he’s done since the day he’s been here,” d’Arnaud said of the 2014 Rookie of the Year. “He’s got the perfect personality for this moment. He’s a simple man who likes to keep things simple and just go out there and pitch. He’s been stellar for us all year.”
If you’re fortunate enough to own an ace, you must first hope he’s available for the biggest game of the year. One way to ensure such a result is to refrain from using your ace as a long reliever a couple of days beforehand, especially with a six-run lead and a knuckleballer who could pitch until Thursday, if necessary.
John Gibbons, Toronto’s manager, can say what he wants, but it’s clear he didn’t believe in R.A. Dickey or his ace, David Price.
Jeff Banister, on the other hand, is all in ...
Posted: October 14, 2015 at 06:11 AM | 9 comment(s)
SERIES TIED 2-2.
WINNERS TO ALCS.
4 PM: Rangers (Hamels) at Blue Jays (Stroman), FS1
8 PM: Astros (McHugh) at Royals (Cueto), FS1
Posted: October 14, 2015 at 12:22 AM | 724 comment(s)
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
There’s no well-known statistic we can use to quantify bad bullpenning. But as the Grinder would say, “What if there was?” After the 2009 season, former Baseball Prospectus author and quantitative consultant Tim Kniker developed a managerial reliever-use rating system, which he dubbed Bullpen Management Above Random. BMAR’s purpose is simple: It’s a way of assessing how closely each manager lined up his best relievers with his team’s highest-leverage relief opportunities. ...
As if playoff baseball isn’t great enough. The Arizona Fall League started play today.
Posted: October 13, 2015 at 08:41 PM | 1 comment(s)
someone nuked the last one, so here’s a video that would be funny, except, as DSPN puts it:
If Bradley’s correct, and Pierce got lost on the field because he was so concussed that he just didn’t know where he was, then what was funny yesterday is now actually pretty terrifying.
I hope this doesn’t put too much stress on his grandfather’s heart.
Steven Matz might have been too young to fully appreciate what transpired when New York’s two Major League teams met in the 2000 World Series. But the Long Island native certainly has some fond memories of the 2006 postseason, when his beloved Mets fell one win shy of returning to the Fall Classic.
“I don’t really remember what I was thinking back then, but I do remember watching it and thought it was pretty awesome,” Matz ...
Posted: October 13, 2015 at 03:48 PM | 14 comment(s)
The result: rankings that combine fan opinions with an objective measure of how well teams turn your dollars into wins. Ultimately, it all counts.
Affordability (11.3%): Price of tickets, parking and concessions
Coaching (3.2%): Strength of on-field leadership
Fan relations (25%): Courtesy by players, coaches and front office toward fans, plus how well a team uses technology to reach fans
Ownership (13.1%): Honesty; loyalty to core players and the local community
Players (14.6%): ...
His team won all four games. You’ll have to read the article to get the specifics.
When Cole Hamels starts Game 5 of the AL Division Series on Wednesday in Toronto, it will be the fifth start of his career in which his team has a chance to close out a postseason series. It will, however, be his first win-or-go-home start. A look at Hamels’ previous performances in series-clinching opportunities:
Posted: October 13, 2015 at 01:56 PM | 0 comment(s)
This is good news for Braves fans but bad news for Fangraphs and prospect junkies like me. Good luck, Kiley!
Posted: October 13, 2015 at 01:51 PM | 4 comment(s)
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Posted: October 13, 2015 at 01:44 PM | 10 comment(s)
Rock Island Argus, October 13, 1915:
The Boston Americans are the world’s champions of 1915. The Red Sox defeated Philadelphia Nationals by a score of 5 to 4 today in a game which was nip and tuck until the finish. Philadelphia took the lead only to be tied and Hooper finally clinched it for the American league champions by smashing a home run into the right center stands.
It was the second World Series title for the Sox in four years, and they had a couple more left up their sleeve before Harry ...Read More...
4:30 PM: NLDS Game 4 (Cubs lead 2-1, advance to NLCS with win), Cardinals (Lackey) at Cubs (Hammel), TBS
8 PM: NLDS Game 4 (Mets lead 2-1, advance to NLCS with win), Dodgers (Kershaw) at Mets (Matz), TBS
Posted: October 13, 2015 at 06:21 AM | 874 comment(s)
Monday, October 12, 2015
“Do you have to explain that one? He’s pretty good,” manager Don Mattingly said about Kershaw. “No matter if we’re down 2-1 or up 2-1, we feel like he’s the right guy.”
Posted: October 12, 2015 at 09:44 PM | 12 comment(s)
To be fair, Terrance Gore never made a “football move.”
Astros manager A.J. Hinch challenged the play, sending the umpiring crew to a replay review. They determined that after sliding in safely, Gore’s foot popped off the bag for a brief moment, and that he was therefore out because the third baseman’s wrist (which I guess is part of the glove?) was still pressed against Gore’s body. If you watch the GIF above enough times, you can see why the umpires reversed the call, and you can even ...
It’s evident Harold has never seen Greg K man the hot corner in Central Park.
I’m not sure what happened in Harold Reynolds’ mind when he went from “Laser beam foul ball into the stands” to “Canadians can’t catch baseballs because it’s cold, or something.”
I guess he’s not a team player.
Outfielder Leonys Martin has weakened his always shaky status with the club by failing to report to the Arizona Instructional League as planned.
The Rangers included Martin in a group of players sent to Surprise, Ariz., on Wednesday to continue workouts during the post-season and be ready if needed. Team can change rosters at all times during the post-season.
General manager Jon Daniels said Martin apparently was upset at being left off the roster for the ...
Posted: October 12, 2015 at 10:13 AM | 9 comment(s)
If only ONE player gets hurt, the rules need to be changed!
What matters is that players get hurt, and while you can’t make rules to eliminate all injuries, you can certainly work to eliminate injuries caused by other players when they deliberately behave in certain ways. It doesn’t really make sense that baseball, as a sport, would leave the door open to vicious takeout slides at second base. It doesn’t go with everything else, especially now that we’ve mostly gotten rid ...
Posted: October 12, 2015 at 09:54 AM | 23 comment(s)
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