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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Designated for Assignment ... Permanently

Earlier this month, Chase Utley, the longtime Philadelphia Phillies star and current Los Angeles Dodger, announced that he is playing his last season. One of the best second baseman of his era, he has, at 39, been relegated to a role player, frequently coming off the bench in tough situations.

NattyBoh Posted: July 28, 2018 at 04:09 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: chase utley, doug glanville, retired players, retirement tours

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Hall of Fame or Not, Chase Utley Was ‘The Man’ for Philadelphia

Wins above replacement — Baseball-Reference.com’s metric that attempts to gauge a player’s value over a typical replacement — credits Utley with 65.7 WAR, placing him among the top 100 position players ever.

Then again, several players with more WAR than Utley are not enshrined, including fellow second basemen Lou Whitaker, Bobby Grich and Willie Randolph.

Hank Gillette Posted: July 26, 2018 at 11:19 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: chase utley, hall of fame, philadelphia phillies

Monday, July 16, 2018

Is Chase Utley a Hall of Famer?

Jumping ahead somewhat to the meat of the argument…

According to Baseball Reference, Utley’s career 65.6 WAR ranks 15th all-time at his position, and is higher than Hall of Fame second basemen Jackie Robinson, Craig Biggio, Joe Gordon, Bobby Doerr, Johnny Evers, Nellie Fox, Billy Herman, Tony Lazzeri, Bill Mazeroski, Bid McPhee and Red Schoendienst.

Using that measurement, Utley has been more valuable than 11 of the 20 second basemen already in the Hall of Fame. Lou Whitaker, Bobby Grich, Robinson Cano and Willie Randolph are the only four second baseman ahead of him on that list that aren’t in the Hall of Fame. There’s obviously been a strong push for both Whitaker and Grich in the past. Cano’s case seemed rock solid, but took a troubling turn this season with his PED suspension.

In terms of Jay Jaffe’s respected JAWS formula, which he uses to determine a player’s Hall of Fame value, Utley scores a solid 57.4. That’s 11th among all second baseman, and just about the average for all 20 Hall of Famers at his position.

QLE Posted: July 16, 2018 at 10:24 AM | 75 comment(s)
  Beats: chase utley, hall of fame, jaws

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Dodgers’ Chase Utley, citing family, says he’ll retire at end of 2018

LOS ANGELES—Chase Utley will retire from baseball at the end of this season, capping a 16-year career that included a World Series championship with Philadelphia Phillies and an elder-statesman role with the Dodgers.

“I’m no spring chicken. My hair is going gray. There’s a lot of things letting me know it’s time,’’ Utley said.

The 39-year-old second baseman made his name with the Phillies, earning five All-Star berths and winning four Silver Slugger awards. He helped the team to a World Series title in 2008, combining with shortstop Jimmy Rollins as a standout double-play duo.

Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: July 14, 2018 at 12:05 AM | 60 comment(s)
  Beats: chase utley, dodgers, phillies

Friday, June 15, 2018

Deadspin: What Do We Think Of This Old Video Of An Umpire Handling An Extremely Pissed Terry Collins?

We need more of these umpire sound clips and less of A-Rod repeatedly exclaiming, “The Toddfather.”

The context is important. Utley’s notorious takeout slide in Game 2 of the 2015 National League Division Series nuked the right fibula of Mets infielder Ruben Tejada. Utley was suspended for the next two games of the series, and ultimately MLB instituted what has come to be called the Chase Utley Rule, essentially banning (but not eliminating) takeout slides. Syndergaard’s pitch in 2016 was assumed to be an effort at retaliation, even all that time later. Possibly it was just a wild fastball? Either way, as you can imagine, Terry Collins was quite pissed.

Maybe you have seen this next video before. I have not, and I find it absolutely fascinating. It shows the same sequence, but this time with clear audio of crew chief Tom Hallion interacting first with Syndergaard, and then a fuming Terry Collins: ...

So what do we think, other than that this is a very cool look at what’s being said in those blustery manager-umpire showdowns? I’ll admit, I always imagined the umpires saying #### like DON’T YOU ###### RAISE YOUR ###### VOICE AT ME I’M ###### IN CHARGE HERE TERRY! This is very much not that. What say you?

 


Tuesday, April 03, 2018

This 10-Year-Old Cancer Patient Chase Utley Met in 2006 Is Now His Teammate

Must have gotten some dust in my eye.

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eddieot Posted: April 03, 2018 at 10:01 AM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: cancer sucks, chase utley, dodgers, phillies

 

 

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