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

Winter Meetings Newsbeat

Thursday, December 08, 2016

JAYSON STARK ON THE WINTER MEETINGS: “I’M ONLY GOING TO REPORT INFORMATION THAT I AM CONFIDENT ABOUT”

That purpose is not necessarily be the first to report breaking news, but to get it right. For Stark, that involves staying calm, sane and “just making sure that I’m only going to report information that I am confident about.”

Not every reporter seems to stick to that mantra, especially with the competition in the building and the pressure social media brings to constantly be posting any morsel or piece of relevant information.

“I think there’s tremendous pressure on people in my business, in this environment, to feel like ‘wow, everybody else is tweeting stuff, I better tweet something,’” Stark said. “And I think that’s such a tremendous formula for how to get yourself in trouble and how to be wrong.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 08, 2016 at 01:30 PM | 21 comment(s)
  Beats: jayson stark, journalism, winter meetings

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Red Sox have chance to fill roster holes at Winter Meetings

The Red Sox could do just about anything.

Jim Furtado Posted: December 04, 2016 at 08:17 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: red sox, winter meetings

Nick Cafardo: Here are some scenarios that could develop at baseball’s Winter Meetings

Nick Cafardo takes on the Winter Meetings.

1. You could easily see the Red Sox and White Sox or Red Sox and Tigers hooking up on a megadeal. The Red Sox could easily pull off a Chris Sale-Jose Abreu trade if they’re willing to give up Andrew Benintendi or Yoan Moncada, as well as Jackie Bradley Jr., Eduardo Rodriguez, and Blake Swihart. They could pull off a Miguel Cabrera-Justin Verlander deal with the Tigers if they were willing to include the above players or add Michael Kopech. Why do it if you’re the Red Sox? They want to win now. Cabrera will always hit. Abreu is a proven 30-100 hitter. Sale is a tough-as-nails, 27-year-old lefthander. Verlander gives you performance and intestinal fortitude. You keep Moncada or Benintendi to play left field. You already have a young core with Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts, and you have Rafael Devers about two years away, if that, at third base. The White Sox also match up with the Nationals, Dodgers, Rangers, and Astros for Sale.

Jim Furtado Posted: December 04, 2016 at 07:59 AM | 15 comment(s)
  Beats: red sox, winter meetings

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Winter meetings would go on if MLB teams do not attend | Boston Herald

It will be just as popular as a Christmas without Santa Claus.

Jim Furtado Posted: November 30, 2016 at 10:29 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: winter meetings

 

 

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Sebastian
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 20 Feb. 2017: Baseball in a Time of Politics
(1803 - 11:55am, Feb 26)
Last: Like Flies On Sherbert

NewsblogCan Bud Black break the curse of Coors Field for Colorado Rockies pitchers?
(6 - 11:55am, Feb 26)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

NewsblogAZ Snakepit: If Zach Greinke were a Free Agent today, what would he get ?
(4 - 11:52am, Feb 26)
Last: shoewizard

NewsblogMets’ Duda, Who Had Back Trouble in 2016, Is Now Bothered by His Hips - The New York Times
(3 - 11:49am, Feb 26)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

NewsblogPosnanski | A Baseball Challenge!
(58 - 11:48am, Feb 26)
Last: Mellow Mouse, Benevolent Space Tyrant

NewsblogBehind MLB chemistry: How teams try to sniff out ‘bad guys’ | New York Post
(4 - 11:15am, Feb 26)
Last: PreservedFish

NewsblogFull Count » Year after his career-changing meeting, Drew Pomeranz has no interest in returning to bullpen
(1 - 10:03am, Feb 26)
Last: Rough Carrigan

NewsblogMLB views Las Vegas as 'viable market,' Rob Manfred says
(89 - 9:32am, Feb 26)
Last: You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR)

NewsblogRio Ruiz has dropped 30 pounds in 16 months, boosted his stock
(3 - 9:20am, Feb 26)
Last: Fernigal McGunnigle

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 2-24-2017
(19 - 9:03am, Feb 26)
Last: GGC for Sale

NewsblogTwins' Byron Buxton remembers the fun part of baseball
(3 - 8:35am, Feb 26)
Last: Joyful Calculus Instructor

NewsblogAre statheads “pro ownership?”
(35 - 7:39am, Feb 26)
Last: jmp

NewsblogOT - December 2016 NBA thread
(2548 - 1:37am, Feb 26)
Last: Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 2001 Ballot
(3 - 12:46am, Feb 26)
Last: OCF

Hall of MeritWillie Davis
(38 - 12:36am, Feb 26)
Last: OCF

Page rendered in 2.1368 seconds
60 querie(s) executed