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Sunday, January 04, 2015
Is it time for the Freak to move to the pen?
Right off that bat I ruled out five listed players whom I’m 100 percent sure cheated – slugging greats Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Gary Sheffield and Sammy Sosa, and pitcher Roger Clemens, who won a record seven Cy Youngs…
My final cuts, in this order, were Alan Trammell, Carlos Delgado, Edgar Martinez, Larry Walker, Don Mattingly, Jeff Kent, Mike Mussina, Tim Raines and Lee Smith…
Posted: January 04, 2015 at 11:12 AM | 15 comment(s)
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$400 million for a baseball stadium.
Lawyers for Cobb County government say their plan to borrow nearly $400 million for the new Atlanta Braves stadium without a public vote is legal, because the bond issuance isn’t considered “debt within the meaning of the Georgia Constitution.”
Posted: January 04, 2015 at 10:12 AM | 35 comment(s)
According to the Internet — and the Internet is never wrong — I am part of one of the most despised official electorates in the country.
Posted: January 04, 2015 at 10:11 AM | 9 comment(s)
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Dan Haren has informed the Marlins that his preference remains to pitch out West, and for a team that has Spring Training in Arizona. The 34-year-old California native had been weighing his options sinced he was traded to Miami from the Dodgers on Dec. 10.
If Miami cannot work out a trade, it is not clear yet if the 12-year big league veteran will retire.
Haren’s decision does not change the terms of the deal.
Posted: January 04, 2015 at 09:47 AM | 30 comment(s)
An interview with the next big thing.
Roch Kubatko runs through some Orioles outfield options.
Is he worth signing?
Last week, reports surfaced that the Los Angeles Dodgers were close to signing Tsao, now 33, to a minor league contract—a transaction that would hardly be notable if not for the fact that Tsao hasn’t pitched professionally since that 2009 season in Taiwan, a result of having been named in a match-fixing scandal in his home country. Tsao was banned for life from the CPBL despite a Taiwanese court having acquitted him of any charges.
Posted: January 04, 2015 at 09:09 AM | 0 comment(s)
Saturday, January 03, 2015
So Jerry Green didn’t vote for John Smoltz because of (wait for it)...Jack Morris!
Green Ballot: Craig Biggio, Roger Clemens, Randy Johnson, Edgar Martinez, Pedro Martinez, Mark McGwire, Mike Piazza, Tim Raines, Gary Sheffield and Alan Trammell.
It must be noted that I did not vote for John Smoltz, who is likely to make it.
Again, these votes involve personal opinion. I do not consider any of my votes to be frivolous.
Smoltz won 213 games, mostly as a starting pitcher, and saved 154 as a ...
Posted: January 03, 2015 at 10:35 PM | 22 comment(s)
The Schilling and Mussina vs. Smoltz debate has hit mainstream!
Given that Maurer was all but finished as a starter in Seattle, there’s no guarantee he can start with San Diego. He might simply not be up for it, or he might simply not be able to achieve a sufficient level of consistency. If Maurer can’t start, he can relieve, and he can relieve well, in a prominent role. But if Maurer can start? The A’s didn’t think Ross could start. Ross is, today, a big reason why the Padres think they could field a 2015 playoff team. The Padres no longer had much of a ...
Posted: January 03, 2015 at 07:01 AM | 0 comment(s)
Hanley Ramirez isn’t a utility player. It’s silly to list him as one.
Hanley Ramirez, Red Sox
Ramirez is a newcomer to this category. He has spent nearly his entire career at shortstop, playing 1,077 games at the position, while making only 98 appearances elsewhere—all at third base. That, however, didn’t stop the Red Sox from listing him as a left fielder after signing him to a four-year, $88 million contract this offseason.
It remains to be seen how exactly Ramirez will fare in the outfield, ...
Posted: January 03, 2015 at 06:51 AM | 8 comment(s)
He may have looked like “The Natural” when he debuted as a 19-year old with the Brewers, but in the end too much of what Sheffield accomplished came about in “unnatural” ways.
Posted: January 03, 2015 at 03:45 AM | 93 comment(s)
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Friday, January 02, 2015
Problem: The rights to Family Matters were originally owned by ABC, then CBS bought them. No way is that valuable series being sold to NBC. Sorry, not happening.
Problem: Peace in the Middle East would be amazing, ...
Which executives, managers and players will drive the MLB narrative in the coming season? Here’s a look at the 15 most interesting people in baseball heading into 2015:
1. Rob Manfred
After an extended run as Bud Selig’s most trusted aide, Manfred takes center stage in late January as baseball’s 10th commissioner. He’ll try to maintain the momentum that has made baseball a $9 billion industry while setting an agenda on pace of play, changes in the draft and free-agent compensation system, and ...
Posted: January 02, 2015 at 09:59 AM | 14 comment(s)
A look at the Braves top prospects. Rather than using stars for the ratings, it would be better is the writer used the standard 20-80 scouting scale.
Posted: January 02, 2015 at 09:26 AM | 10 comment(s)
John Tomase Tweeted his article with this lead in.
In my final column for the Boston Herald, I reveal my Hall of Fame ballot, so the Internet can tell me I’m a moron.
Posted: January 02, 2015 at 08:59 AM | 26 comment(s)
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Chicago Eagle, January 2, 1915:
Thirty-five deaths and 918 injuries were caused by baseball during 1914, according to figures made public by a sport writer who kept a tabulation of the season’s records.
Of the players who died from injuries 20 were hit by pitched balls, five were struck by bats, four were in collisions, four overexerted themselves, one was hurt sliding into a base, and one was killed in a fight.
Injuries to amateur players are classified as follows: Broken limbs, 314; ...
Smith and Denorfia are good, serviceable players.
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