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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Agent Scott Boras wants panel to rule on readiness of players prior to end of spring training

My opinion? Well, you know how some people are “on your side”, but you really, really wish they weren’t?...

Baseball agent Scott Boras wants “panels” consisting of baseball experts to help decide if a first-year player is worthy of making the team out of spring training…

“The union or somebody may come in and say they’ve made a claim that this player is major league-ready, and to place him in the minor leagues would not be appropriate from a skills standpoint. Then, all of a sudden, it’s subject to review by a panel like former managers and [other] baseball experts,” Boras said. “It’s up to the owners and the MLBPA to make sure they address this so it’s not brought down to a level of representation of players.”

In other words, Boras doesn’t want to be the one advocating for his clients to make a team—as he did with [Kris] Bryant during spring training…

Boras was reminded that this panel would essentially be making baseball decisions instead of front offices.

“The minute we have service measurements, we’re telling a team what to do,” Boras said…

Boras also has strong opinions about defensive shifting. He’s against it, for the defender’s sake. He believes it forces players to grasp jobs they haven’t been trained to master.

The District Attorney Posted: April 22, 2015 at 11:16 AM | 100 comment(s)
  Beats: cba, rookies, scott boras, shifts

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Calcaterra: A’s rookie Mark Canha did the “Bull Durham” cliche thing after his debut

Whaddaya know? Meat wrote it down.

This morning in the recaps I noted that I had never heard of A’s rookie Mark Canha. Now I am certain to never, ever forget him, because he is an instant legend.

No, not because he went 3-for-5 with two doubles and four RBI in his debut (though that’s awesome) but because he dropped the “Bull Durham” “Good Lord Willin’ . . .” cliche speech in the postgame interview, basically word for word.

JE (Jason) Posted: April 09, 2015 at 09:45 AM | 142 comment(s)
  Beats: athletics, baseball movies, bull durham, rookies

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Baseball America: Top 20 Rookies for 2015

I’ve been watching a ton of games this spring. (Thanks MLB.TV!) I’ve seen most of these guys multiple times. Although more than a few of them have been impressive, Russell is the guy who impressed me the most. Syndergaard is the guy who left me with the biggest question marks.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 18, 2015 at 08:18 AM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: rookies

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Seven rookie pitchers ready to make an impact this MLB season - MLB - SI.com

I’m not sold on Syndergaard, especially this year. After watching him get visibly flustered the other day, it might be a good idea for him to deal with the tough pitching environment of Las Vegas a little longer. On the other hand I’ve been impressed with Carlos Rodon. I look forward to watching him pitch a little more this spring.

Saving the best for last, the 22-year-old Syndergaard was ranked right around the tenth-best prospect in baseball by BA (11), MLB.com (10) and BP (9) coming into this season and is widely considered the future 1A ace of the Mets in partnership with Matt Harvey. The only question is when he will join the big league rotation, which is already overstuffed heading into the season: Harvey is joined by 2014 Rookie of the Year Jacob deGrom, lefty Jonathon Niese, righty Zack Wheeler, veteran Bartolo Colon and sixth man Dillon Gee.


 

 

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