Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback



All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher
Editor - Baseball Primer


Dave Dombrowski Newsbeat

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Red Sox’ Rick Porcello has met expectations, but in a different way

“You can’t really dwell on those sort of things or, for me, rest my hat on the fact that I’m pitching to that caliber . . . It’s kind of an uneasy feeling,” said Porcello. “I don’t want to get complacent and be like, ‘I’ve done this now. I’ve arrived. Now I can stop.’ As appreciative as I am of that recognition, I can’t allow myself to think like that. I would maybe be overlooking things that I really need to stay focused on and that have allowed me to be sharp up to this point.”

That mind-set has driven Porcello in a way that has allowed him to reach this point, and that the Sox hope will allow him to anchor their hopes of a run deep into October.

Jim Furtado Posted: October 06, 2016 at 06:22 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: dave dombrowski, red sox, rick porcello

Sunday, August 28, 2016

How model for Yankees’ vision shows lightning-rebuild hope | New York Post

OK, they both traded for prospects. Other than that, where is the similarity?

Jim Furtado Posted: August 28, 2016 at 10:27 AM | 57 comment(s)
  Beats: dave dombrowski, tigers, yankees

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

No, the Tigers-Red Sox day game on Thursday is not part of a conspiracy theory

The baseball schedule can be tough, especially come August, but some in Boston believe this is more than just some bad scheduling luck. At least one columnist, Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald, suggests that the day game in Detroit on Thursday may have something to do with the Tigers former relationship with Sox’ president Dave Dombrowski:

The Red Sox tried to get the Tigers to push the start time back to late afternoon or evening when the times were set in the offseason. Major League Baseball said the Tigers could start the game whenever they wanted to, and Detroit refused to accommodate the Sox.

The Tigers have some prior history of Thursday afternoon starts. Another part of their history is that Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski was relieved of his duties as Detroit general manager last summer.

Is this some kind of a less-than-fond farewell card from the Tigers? Al Avila, bumped up to GM after serving as Dombrowski’s assistant, said yesterday that he doesn’t set game times. A request to speak with another Tigers executive yesterday went unanswered.

Silverman acknowledges that “maybe this has nothing to do with Dombrowski,” but still calls it a “bush league move.”


RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 16, 2016 at 09:35 AM | 62 comment(s)
  Beats: dave dombrowski, make up games, red sox, tigers

Sunday, July 31, 2016



BBTF Partner

Support BBTF


Thanks to
Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim
for his generous support.


You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 2016 October 24: Breitbart Radio Exclusive: Curt Schilling Joins Breitbart News Rotation Weekdays 9AM to 11AM ET
(919 - 1:54pm, Oct 28)
Last: BDC

NewsblogHow Roberto Perez overcame Bell's palsy to become an unlikely World Series hero
(2 - 1:54pm, Oct 28)
Last: Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) This is why baseball is so white
(56 - 1:52pm, Oct 28)
Last: Oren Thal

NewsblogWrigleyville bars are already packed with Cubs fans | FOX Sports
(29 - 1:52pm, Oct 28)
Last: What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 10-28-2016
(18 - 1:51pm, Oct 28)
Last: Bote Man

Sox TherapyThe Post Mortem Continues - The Rotation
(14 - 1:35pm, Oct 28)
Last: villageidiom

NewsblogOT: NBA 2016-17 Preseason Thread
(362 - 1:32pm, Oct 28)
Last: Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim

Newsblog2016 World Series Game 3 OMNICHATTER
(22 - 1:28pm, Oct 28)
Last: zonk

NewsblogThe Strange Story of Why Belize is Full of Chicago Cubs Fans
(4 - 1:02pm, Oct 28)
Last: Bote Man

NewsblogJoe Buck explains why calling World Series at Wrigley will be his career highlight | FOX Sports
(13 - 1:00pm, Oct 28)
Last: spycake

NewsblogPadres GM A.J. Preller addresses suspension |
(6 - 12:54pm, Oct 28)
Last: spycake

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 10-27-2016
(18 - 12:54pm, Oct 28)
Last: Hysterical & Useless

NewsblogIndians weighing Carlos Santana starting in left field; Cubs can’t do the same with Kyle Schwarber - Indians - Ohio
(18 - 12:51pm, Oct 28)
Last: Ron J

NewsblogJose Altuve voted Sporting News MLB Player of the Year for 2016
(15 - 12:32pm, Oct 28)
Last: Menin Aeide

Hall of Merit2017 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion
(117 - 11:59am, Oct 28)
Last: Kiko Sakata

Page rendered in 1.2773 seconds
60 querie(s) executed