Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher
Repoz
Editor - Baseball Primer

Syndicate

Giants Newsbeat

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Giants pick ousted Phillies manager Gabe Kapler to succeed Bruce Bochy

SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants have found Bruce Bochy’s successor.

The club agreed to terms on a three-year contract with former Philadelphia Phillies manager Gabe Kapler, who is set to become the team’s next manager. Kapler will be officially introduced at a press conference on Wednesday at Oracle Park.

Kapler emerged from a pool of at least nine candidates and was one of three who received at least two interviews for the chance to hold a job last manned by Bochy, a three-time World Series champion. The other finalists were current Astros bench coach Joe Espada and Tampa Bay Rays bench coach Matt Quatraro.

“Probably the key thing that we were looking for and the most important trait if we could summarize it in one sentence for the next manager was somebody who was capable of building trust and relationships with both players and the front office,” Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi said on a conference call with beat writers.

Ever feel like the transit commissioner on SimCity 2000?

 

QLE Posted: November 13, 2019 at 12:07 AM | 21 comment(s)
  Beats: gabe kapler, giants, managerial search

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

MLB free agency: Pros, cons for Giants signing pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu

The Giants have their new general manager in Scott Harris, and are expected to announce their next manager this week. Their next move will be reshaping the roster.

San Francisco refuses to use the word “rebuild,” often leaning on a “reload” instead. Harris, who was an essential part to the Cubs becoming contenders again, said at his introductory press conference Monday that the Giants’ goal is to soon be competitive again after three straight losing seasons.

But how soon? The Giants’ farm system is on the rise, and they have seen the effects of having an aging roster the past few seasons. In free agency, however, they could hold onto their top prospects while also adding proven talent.

One free agent that MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand recently pegged to the Giants is a name president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi is well familiar with. Should the Giants pursue Dodgers free-agent pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu?

 

QLE Posted: November 12, 2019 at 01:01 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: giants, hyun-jin ryu, rumors

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Giants name Scott Harris General Manager

Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: November 10, 2019 at 05:22 PM | 6 comment(s)
  Beats: giants, scott harris

Saturday, November 09, 2019

Giants won’t have any tax concerns as they dive into free agency

SAN FRANCISCO—You almost needed an accounting degree to fully understand all the offseason moves the Giants made two years ago.

The trade for Evan Longoria included nearly $15 million coming back from the Rays. The Pirates covered $2.5 million of Andrew McCutchen’s salary. When Tony Watson walked into the Scottsdale Stadium clubhouse a few days into spring training, he did so on a complicated contract that was structured to keep the Giants under the competitive balance tax line.

The CBT was mentioned often by team officials for a couple of years and was constantly lingering in the background, a penalty that colored many of the organization’s moves. That’s still the case for several teams around baseball—most notably the Red Sox, who might trade superstar Mookie Betts because of payroll concerns—but as the Giants enter Farhan Zaidi’s first full offseason in charge, they at least know they don’t have payroll concerns.

After paying the tax for three consecutive seasons, the Giants dipped just under in 2018 and didn’t come close last year. While exact numbers are not available to the public, the Giants were estimated to have a tax number of about $177 million, according to Cot’s Contracts, putting them well below the $206 million threshold. They’ll open this offseason with even more breathing room.

Mind you, if both the players they made qualifying offers to accept them, that breathing room will go away rather quickly…..

 

QLE Posted: November 09, 2019 at 12:31 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: free agency, giants, luxury tax

Thursday, November 07, 2019

Giants pare list of managerial candidates to Gabe Kapler, two bench coaches

The Giants’ managerial search is down to three candidates, and though the club hopes to make the hire soon, team officials do not feel bound by a deadline, The Chronicle has learned.

The finalists are former Phillies manager and Dodgers farm director Gabe Kapler, Astros bench coach Joe Espada and Rays bench coach Matt Quatraro. Royals quality-control coach Pedro Grifol, one of the first to interview, is no longer under consideration.

Six of the eight teams that had managerial openings have filled them, leaving only the Giants and the Pirates. The Pittsburgh search has been delayed by the hiring of a general manager and team president.

So, does that give them time for another round of interviews, or two?

QLE Posted: November 07, 2019 at 12:51 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: gabe kapler, giants, joe espada, managerial search, matt quatraro

Friday, November 01, 2019

Sources: Giants down to three candidates in search for new manager

SAN FRANCISCO—A year ago, Larry Baer and the Giants ownership group had to wait until the end of the World Series to get a chance to hire their man. This time around, it’s Farhan Zaidi, last offseason’s big hire, who has had to be patient.

But Zaidi and the Giants appear to be zeroing in on a new manager.

According to league sources, the Giants are believed to have narrowed their search to former Phillies manager Gabe Kapler, Royals quality control coach Pedro Grifol and Astros bench coach Joe Espada, who is coming in for a second in-person interview now that Houston’s bid for a title is over.

The Giants talked to Espada on the phone early in a search process that kicked into gear in the week after Bruce Bochy’s final game. Before Game 3 of the World Series, he flew from Houston to San Francisco for several hours of interviews before catching a late afternoon flight to Washington D.C.

Wait a minute- “quality control coach”?

QLE Posted: November 01, 2019 at 01:29 AM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: gabe kapler, giants, joe espada, managerial search, pedro grifol

Thursday, October 31, 2019

AP Sources: Dodgers bench coach Geren interviewed by Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers bench coach Bob Geren is among those who have interviewed for the San Francisco Giants managerial position that was left vacant when Bruce Bochy retired following the season.

Geren met with the team last week, and former Phillies manager Gape Kapler and Astros bench coach Joe Espada also are under consideration. Two people with direct knowledge of the search, speaking on condition of anonymity because the names weren’t made public, confirmed those men had been considered. In addition, Giants coaches Ron Wotus and Hensley Meulens received interviews and so did Oakland Athletics coach Mark Kotsay.

The 44-year-old Kapler was fired Oct. 10 after two seasons in Philadelphia and a 161-163 record. With Bryce Harper their blockbuster acquisition, the Phillies finished 81-81 for their first non-losing season since 2012.

With the World Series over, let the mad rush of hires for open positions begin!

 

 

QLE Posted: October 31, 2019 at 12:49 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: bob geren, giants, managerial search

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Gabe Kapler gets second interview with Giants

Craig Mish of SiriusXM is reporting that the San Francisco Giants, currently in search of their next manager, are going to interview Gabe Kapler for a second time this week.

Kapler, recently fired after two disappointing years in Philly, worked under Giants President of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi when both were with the Dodgers front office. Which, frankly, seems like the only real positive on his resume.

I realize we’re in the age of managers who are supposed to do the bidding of the front office so, if the front office knows and likes the managerial candidate really well like Zaidi apparently knows and likes Kapler, I get that Kapler might be a top choice. But I also don’t see anything from his time at the helm of the Phillies that suggests he’d be the best guy to manage the Giants whether they try to reload and win soon or whether they mount a major rebuild.

 

 

 

QLE Posted: October 29, 2019 at 12:20 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: gabe kapler, giants, managerial search

Friday, October 25, 2019

MLB rumors: Giants to interview Astros bench coach Joe Espada in person

It’s beginning to look more and more like Farhan Zaidi might have found his man.

The Giants’ search for a new manager has featured a number of candidates—from A’s quality control coach Mark Kotsay to Cubs first base coach Will Venable—interviewing to replace legendary manager Bruce Bochy. One name that has become prevalent in recent days is Astros bench coach Joe Espada.

Zaidi reportedly interviewed Espada over the phone since the Astros currently are playing the Nationals in the World Series. Espada appears to check most of the boxes for Zaidi, and the Astros bench coach is flying to San Francisco on Thursday. during Houston’s off day, for an in-person interview, MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reported.

Espada, 44, hasn’t managed in the big leagues yet, but he has worn just about every other hat. He has been a bench coach, a third base coach and an infield coach in the majors, as well as a hitting coach and an infield coach in the minors. He also managed in the Puerto Rico Winter League and has been a coach in the World Baseball Classic.

So, will he have to give a teaching demonstration, or will he merely need to present on his current research?

 

QLE Posted: October 25, 2019 at 01:25 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: giants, joe espada, managerial search

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Giants’ Mike Yastrzemski not taking anything for granted after breakout year

SAN FRANCISCO—The Giants never talked of rebuilding in 2019, preferring instead to put the focus on being competitive as long as possible. But if you asked team officials for their true feelings, the sense was always that this past season was a transition year to 2020 and beyond.

In that respect, there might not have been a greater development over the course of the season than the emergence of outfielder Mike Yastrzemski. He can be Farhan Zaidi’s Northern California version of Chris Taylor or Max Muncy, older prospects who also flourished when given the opportunity to prove that they were everyday big leaguers.

Yastrzemski isn’t looking at it that way, though.

“I’m trying to take the offseason and understand that there’s a lot of work to be done still,” Yastrzemski said at the end of his first season. “It’s never being satisfied with where you are. You can’t take it for granted. It’s a time to get healthy and to get stronger and better.”

 

 

QLE Posted: October 24, 2019 at 01:12 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: giants, mike yastrzemski

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

MLB rumors: Mark Kotsay entered Giants manager interviews as favorite

As the Giants watch the World Series from home, their search for a new manager continues. Replacing a legend like Bruce Bochy won’t be easy, but president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi can’t wait forever.

Interviews have begun, and the favorite coming into the process might be someone who would just have to switch sides in the Bay Area. The Athletic’s Andrew Baggarly reported Monday that “word around the industry is that [Mark] Kotsay entered this process as a favored candidate.” One source also told Baggarly that he would be surprised if the Giants didn’t hire Kotsay.

NBC Sports Bay Area’s Alex Pavlovic first reported on Oct. 9 that the Giants would interview Kotsay, who currently serves as the A’s quality control coach.

Kotsay, 43, had a 17-year MLB career where he spent four seasons—2004 through ‘07—as an outfielder for the A’s. Zaidi was a baseball operations analyst in Oakland when Kotsay played for the A’s.

For those curious as for how one of the managerial searches that has not been resolved yet seems to be going.

 

QLE Posted: October 22, 2019 at 01:04 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: giants, managerial search, mark kotsay

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Do Giants’ Buster Posey, Johnny Cueto have two of worst MLB contracts?

The Giants ended the 2019 MLB season with the 13th-worst record in the league at 77-85, but the fifth-highest payroll at $178.5 million. A large chunk of that went to a pitcher who only appeared in four games this season.

Johnny Cueto has pitched in just 13 games the past two years after undergoing Tommy John surgery, and also has earned $21 million in each of those seasons. Cueto, 33, will be paid another $21 million by the Giants in 2020, too.

He isn’t the only aging Giant that will earn a large chunk of change next season. Michael Ginnitti of the contract expert website Spotrac lists two Giants in his 10 toughest MLB contracts for 2020. Joining Cueto on the list is catcher Buster Posey.

For the fifth straight season, Posey, who mainly batted in the middle of the Giants lineup this season, saw his power numbers dip to a staggering career low. The former NL MVP only hit seven home runs this year—actually up from five in 2018—but drove in just 38 runs and had a .368 slugging percentage.

So, how many rival contracts could we argue have this honor?

QLE Posted: October 16, 2019 at 01:29 AM | 23 comment(s)
  Beats: buster posey, contracts, giants, johnny cueto

Sunday, October 13, 2019

MLB rumors: Giants to interview ex-Phillies skipper Gabe Kapler for open managerial position

For the first time in more than a decade, the San Francisco Giants are on the hunt for a new manager. Future Hall of Famer Bruce Bochy retired at season’s end, vacating a position he had occupied since 2007. Over the interim period, he won three World Series titles and finished with a 1,052-1,054 regular-season mark.

It’s unclear who Farhan Zaidi, now in his first full offseason as the Giants’ main decision maker, will hire when all is said and done. But we are gaining insight into who Zaidi intends to consider.

On Saturday, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reported that Zaidi and the Giants will interview former Philadelphia Phillies manager Gabe Kapler. Kapler, dismissed earlier in the week, is familiar with Zaidi from their shared time together in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization.

Well, this could get interesting…..

 

QLE Posted: October 13, 2019 at 12:07 AM | 33 comment(s)
  Beats: gabe kapler, giants, managerial search, rumors

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Which managerial opening is the most desirable?

As we wait for tonight’s NLCS to kick off — a preview on that will be up later this morning — let’s talk about all the managerial openings, shall we?

With the Dodgers giving Dave Roberts their vote of confidence last night — and none of the remaining playoff teams being even close to likely to can their current skipper — we seem to be locked in at eight openings: Mets, Phillies, Pirates, Cubs, Giants, Padres, Royals, and Angels.

Which one is the most desirable? My take on the pros and cons of each gig

So, which of these jobs would you take if you had the choice?

 

QLE Posted: October 12, 2019 at 12:09 AM | 18 comment(s)
  Beats: angels, cubs, giants, mets, padres, phillies, pirates, royals

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

RIP to our friend, Bob Tufts

In 2009, he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. He underwent pill-based and liquid chemotherapy and reached a recovery point at which he could undergo and autologous stem cell transplant. As of May 2010, he was in almost complete remission.[citation needed]

Tufts was a patient advocate and founder of My Life Is Worth It. He was an active speaker and frequently tweeted about issues regarding the need to involve patients more in the healthcare process.[citation needed]

Tufts died on October 4, 2019, from an infection brought on by complications from a stem cell transplant on August 23.[9][10] He was 63.

I was surprised to run across his “In Memoriam” on bb-ref and I hadn’t seen any mention on BBTF, so forgive me if I’m doubling up.


Giants hoping healthy offseason will help get Buster Posey back on track

SAN FRANCISCO—The familiar faces kept coming through the center field wall. Cody Ross and Pat Burrell popped out, and soon came Marco Scutaro and Gregor Blanco and Barry Zito and so many others who have been part of championship runs. It ended with Tim Lincecum, who drew the loudest ovation on the final day of the Giants season.

Bruce Bochy watched it all from the infield, marveling at how many old friends had gathered in one place. A few feet away, so did Buster Posey.

“I haven’t seen a lot of those guys in a long time,” Posey said an hour later. “Hopefully with 2020 coming up, we’ll get to see more of them at some point next year.”

The reunion of that 2010 championship team will have the same effect on Posey. It will also be another reminder of just how long he’s been doing this. Most of his teammates during those championship runs have long since retired. Bochy just rode off into the sunset. Pablo Sandoval’s future is uncertain after Tommy John surgery. Madison Bumgarner very well could be elsewhere next February.

 

QLE Posted: October 09, 2019 at 01:29 AM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: buster posey, giants

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

MLB rumors: Giants managerial candidate Raul Ibañez not ready for role

SAN FRANCISCO—Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi has done a good job of keeping his managerial preferences from being known outside Oracle Park, but there was one name that came up often over the past seven months. That man apparently does not want to manage.

The Los Angeles Times reported that Raul Ibañez will not pursue managerial vacancies this offseason. The Dodgers special assistant was said to be high on Zaidi’s initial list when Bruce Bochy announced his retirement, sources have told NBC Sports Bay Area.

Ibañez told the Times he would like to manage at some point but “it’s not the right time for me.”

One candidate down, who knows how many to go.

 

QLE Posted: October 08, 2019 at 12:46 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: giants, managerial search, raul ibanez

Sunday, October 06, 2019

Giants working to get GM in place as search for new manager begins

SAN FRANCISCO—As he sat at the podium Tuesday and talked about all the work ahead of him, Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi laughed while telling a story about 2014. Zaidi was a rising star in the industry and had just been hired by Andrew Friedman, a similar talent, to serve as general manager of the Dodgers.

“There was a lot of talk that this seems like a game of title inflation,” Zaidi recalled. “‘Nobody ever needed a president and a GM before, how’s this going to work?’ I feel in five years baseball has come a long way because there’s a tremendous amount of alarm that we don’t have a GM at this point. I think it shows the evolution of front offices and how sophisticated, and at times complex and involved, running a baseball operations department is.”

Giants officials got that sense every time they walked into Dodger Stadium in recent years. To get to the visiting clubhouse you have to walk past the old clubhouse, which now houses the organization’s massive analytics department. Baseball operations has become big business, and the Giants—who mostly have had the same group in place for a couple decades—plan to keep up.

After being somewhat coy about the process during the season, Zaidi came out Tuesday and made it clear he will hire a general manager. He called it a high priority and said he would move as quickly as possible, but insisted “there’s no favorite, let alone somebody who has either (the GM or manager) job in the bag.”

Sincere question:

Is it actually needed to have both a president of baseball operations and a general manager, and, if so, is it just a matter of “complexity” vaguely, or due to actual specific needs?

 

QLE Posted: October 06, 2019 at 12:59 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: farhan zaidi, general managers, giants

Friday, October 04, 2019

Twitter: An Update for Bob [Tufts’s] Followers

Today the surgical staff & many others involved in Bob’s care have told us that sadly the infection has spread, and there is nothing more they can do medically. In accordance with Bob’s living will and wishes to observe Jewish medical ethics we are making him as comfortable as possible.

As always, Suzanne Israel Tufts & I thank you for your support, your prayers, & your love for our big guy. He knows you all have been pulling for him. For now the 3 of us are spending as much time together as possible watching the ballgame.

To my dear, sweet father:
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Terrible news for one of our own. Best wishes to his family.

Lowry Seasoning Salt Posted: October 04, 2019 at 11:41 AM | 43 comment(s)
  Beats: bob tufts, giants, primates, royals

Giants prospects Joey Bart, Heliot Ramos could start 2020 in Triple-A

SAN FRANCISCO—Mike Yastrzemski was a hell of a find, and the Giants feel good about what they saw from Tyler Beede, Logan Webb, Tyler Rogers and others late in the year. But as they try and build a contender, the best developments in 2019 came at much lower levels.

For the first time in a decade, the Giants have a group of high-end prospects coming through the system, and a couple could arrive as early as next year. Joey Bart and Heliot Ramos finished the season in Double-A, and president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi said on this week’s Giants Insider Podcast that both will enter spring training with “the opportunity but not with a guarantee of starting the season in Triple-A.”

Being in Sacramento in April would put Bart, a 22-year-old catcher, and Ramos, a 20-year-old outfielder, in position to debut next season.

“They’re going to have to earn that (promotion to Triple-A) and then we’ll see where things go from there,” Zaidi said. “One thing that we really wanted to emphasize and create a culture of this year was you earn your way through the system and there’s no fixed timetables. Guys will be moved on merit and be given opportunities. That’s true for guys that might be perceived as org guys and it’s also true for the top prospects.

Something to watch for, particularly for those of us lucky enough to live in a AAA city.

 

QLE Posted: October 04, 2019 at 01:09 AM | 12 comment(s)
  Beats: giants, heliot ramos, joey bart, prospects, triple a

Friday, September 27, 2019

Why Brian Sabean decided to hire Bruce Bochy as Giants manager in 2006

It wasn’t the most celebrated of moves at the time, but Brian Sabean followed his gut and the Giants history was forever altered.

After Felipe Alou retired as Giants manager following the 2006 season, Sabean, then Giants general manager, had to make the decision of who would lead his franchise into their next era. A quick talk with Padres general manager Kevin Towers showed Sabean that the ideal candidate might be available that offseason.

Bruce Bochy had spent 12 years managing the Padres, piloting the team to the 1998 World Series where they lost to the juggernaut New York Yankees. With the Padres undergoing a regime change, Sabean acted to get the guy he wanted to lead the Giants: Bruce Bochy.

“Everybody inside the division going back to when San Diego had a full deck in regards to a major league team, knew this guy was a difference-maker,” Sabean told KNBR’s “Murph & Mac” on Thursday. “If you looked at the ’98 [Padres] team, and the cast of talent and characters on that team, if it hadn’t been for the Yankees they win the World Series. So he was known industry-wide, including his convention to be able to handle pitching staffs and more so bullpens.”

Wait- Kevin Towers had a good idea?

 

QLE Posted: September 27, 2019 at 01:13 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: brian sabean, bruce bochy, giants

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Giants, Rockies set record for most pitchers used in a game

Last night’s Rockies-Giants game started normally enough, with Madison Bumgarner going seven innings. The game itself lasted sixteen innings, though, and by the time it was over the teams had set a new record for most pitchers used in a game with 25. Twenty-five!

Part of that total was attributable to an early, unexpected exit by Rockies starter Jeff Hoffman, who was hit in the knee with a line drive in the fourth inning and was ultimately diagnosed with a bone bruise. Part of it was because of the game’s seven extra innings.

It’s something when you live on the West Coast, are out at midnight to help someone return from the airport- and the game still isn’t over when you return….

 

QLE Posted: September 26, 2019 at 12:17 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: giants, pitchers, rockies

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Giants tie pitching record in 15-inning win over Red Sox at Fenway Park

Caught in the Mike Yastrzemski mania at Fenway Park on Tuesday night was a Ferris wheel of pitchers taking their turn in the Giants’ 7-6 win over the Red Sox in 15 innings.

Around and around they went.

Logan Webb started on the hill for the Giants and went five innings before Andrew Suarez took over. Nathan Eovaldi was the first man up for Boston before they went with Colten Brewer. And that was just the start to the marathon of pitchers stepping on and off the mound.

In total, the Giants and Red Sox combined to use 24 pitchers, tying an MLB record, according to ESPN Stats and Info. The Giants broke their franchise record by using 13 pitchers in one game, which tied an MLB record as well.

Hopefully, the pitching conga line will start to slow down, but I have my doubts…..

 

QLE Posted: September 19, 2019 at 01:22 AM | 22 comment(s)
  Beats: giants, pitchers, red sox

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Barry Zito reveals why he rooted against Giants in 2010 World Series

Imagine rooting against your employer after they paid you $18.5 million.

That’s the story Barry Zito is telling.

According to The San Francisco Chronicle, Zito revealed in a new memoir that he rooted against the Giants in the 2010 World Series because they left him off the playoff roster.

“It was really hard to admit,” Zito told The Chronicle’s Ann Killion.

“Yes, my regular-season record was below-average, but what’s that got to do with anything?”

 

QLE Posted: September 17, 2019 at 12:52 AM | 63 comment(s)
  Beats: barry zito, giants, world series

Carl Yastrzemski’s Grandson Mike to Make Fenway Park Debut

Giants rookie outfielder Mike Yastrzemski will play on the same field his grandfather played on during his 23-year career when the Giants face the Red Sox this week at Fenway Park.

Yastrzemski, who is the grandson of Red Sox Hall of Famer and 1967 AL MVP Carl, got his first Big League action in late May. San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said Mike will play all three games of the series that starts Tuesday, according to Ron Kroichick of the San Francisco Chronicle.

He is batting .265 for the season with 19 home runs and 51 RBIs.

A little squib, for those of us interested in family lineages…..

QLE Posted: September 17, 2019 at 12:35 AM | 27 comment(s)
  Beats: carl yastrzemski, family, fenway park, giants, mike yastrzemski

Page {e2c518d61874f2d4a14bbfb9087a7c2dcurrent_page} of {e2c518d61874f2d4a14bbfb9087a7c2dtotal_pages} pages {e2c518d61874f2d4a14bbfb9087a7c2dpagination_links} | Site Archive

 

 

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Ray (CTL)
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT- Soccer Thread- October 2019
(520 - 3:09am, Nov 20)
Last: manchestermets

NewsblogOT - NBA Thread, Start of the 2019-2020 Season
(945 - 2:04am, Nov 20)
Last: If on a winter's night a traveling violation

NewsblogOT - Catch-All Pop Culture Extravaganza (November 2019)
(126 - 1:07am, Nov 20)
Last: What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?

NewsblogOT - November* 2019 College Football thread
(320 - 12:37am, Nov 20)
Last: calming him down with his 57i66135

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 11-19-2019
(22 - 11:47pm, Nov 19)
Last: What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?

Sox TherapyGumbo Limbo, Mookie Betts and “Not My Money”
(52 - 10:15pm, Nov 19)
Last: Darren

NewsblogRob Manfred’s plan to destroy minor league baseball
(107 - 10:06pm, Nov 19)
Last: Meatwad

NewsblogPASSAN: Astros exec suggested using cameras to spy in '17, sources say
(139 - 9:23pm, Nov 19)
Last: The Duke

NewsblogRyan Thibs’ Hall of Fame Tracker
(98 - 8:56pm, Nov 19)
Last: My name is RMc and I feel extremely affected

Hall of MeritMock 2020 Modern Baseball Ballot
(64 - 2:47pm, Nov 19)
Last: cookiedabookie

Hall of Merit2020 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion
(231 - 1:44pm, Nov 19)
Last: rwargo

NewsblogThe next step in the new Rangers Way just unfolded in the Dominican Republic as they seek ways to separate from competition
(1 - 8:18am, Nov 19)
Last: The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott)

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 11-18-2019
(44 - 11:58pm, Nov 18)
Last: KJOK

NewsblogA's GM David Forst says bullpen improvement main priority for 2020
(3 - 11:09pm, Nov 18)
Last: Jose Canusee

Gonfalon CubsRegrets
(114 - 10:35pm, Nov 18)
Last: Walt Davis

Page rendered in 1.7570 seconds
164 querie(s) executed