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Thursday, March 14, 2019

This year, Gabe Kapler using his gut to set Phillies’ lineup — here’s what that means

TAMPA, Fla. — With the Phillies’ lineup as deep and as talented as it’s been in a decade, fans can’t get enough of lineup chatter.

Who should lead off?

Is the two-hole still reserved for the Phils’ best hitter, as Gabe Kapler laid it out in 2018?

Usually, when my gut does the thinking for me, it means that I either already am violently ill or that I’m going to be…

 

QLE Posted: March 14, 2019 at 06:08 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: gabe kapler, guts, lineups, phillies

Thursday, March 07, 2019

Lineups will go to commissioner’s office first before being made public

Peter Gammons reports that, per MLB’s gambling deal with MGM Resorts International, each team’s lineup will first have to go to the commissioner’s office rather than the team’s own public relations office or to the media. MLB and MGM announced a partnership back in November. This development is presumably so MGM can set lines before everyone else gets access to the lineups. In the past, lineups have typically been posted a few hours before game time and sent out on social media by beat writers and/or the team.

According to Hank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle, lineups must be submitted to MLB for review at least 15 minutes before being released to the press and public. The league is citing integrity as the reasoning for that. In a statement, the league said, “We are updating a number of our procedures to reduce integrity risks associated with the expansion of sports betting in light of the Supreme Court’s ruling last May. One new procedure is that we now ask clubs to submit starting lineups in a uniform fashion in order to reduce the risk of confidential information being ‘tipped.’”

This reeks of a disaster in the making, doesn’t it?

 

QLE Posted: March 07, 2019 at 03:59 AM | 19 comment(s)
  Beats: commissioner's office, gambling, lineups

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

MLB Dream Team: Constructing the perfect lineup from the past 30 years

A photo found on Baseball Reddit has been making its way around Twitter where it’s instructing people to make a dream team from the past 30 years, with $33 of “fake money.”

There are some pretty legendary options.

NBC Sports California’s own Dallas Braden constructed his version of this dream team, so I decided to create my own that had a really good chance of beating his. Or one that could just beat his team altogether.

The full post includes a link to the available players and the rules- ladies and gentlemen, build your teams!

 

QLE Posted: January 30, 2019 at 04:26 AM | 40 comment(s)
  Beats: dream team, lineups

 

 

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