Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Could we get Elway wrestling, Eisenhower playing quarterback, and Randy Savage as Supreme Allied Commander?
Is there any systematic account available of the changes over the years in player movement and roster utilization, both team to team and majors to minors, both the rules governing this stuff and the actual practices? I know in general terms that things have changed immensely since I was a newbie baseball fan about the same time you were. The tipping point for me came in 2010 when I realized that my Giants were allowed to leave a healthy season-long rotation starter (bad as he was) off the postseason roster. To me, that kind of move, while it might make strategic sense, really subverts the idea of a baseball “team” that we’re supposed to root for. Somehow I doubt that would have happened in 1962.
I’m not aware of their being any such account, but then, I’m a poor resource for that kind of information, since I don’t really study the research the other people do. Generally. I agree that. . .well, you didn’t EXACTLY say this, but. . .I agree that more restrictive rules would be appropriate in some areas. In a perfect game, should not be able to leave somebody who has been a key part of your team all year off your post-season roster unless he’s 80% dead. And I’m CERTAIN that I’m about to hear from somebody that we left so-and-so off our roster in 2007 or something. . ..
June 26 1987 at Yankee Stadium… Schiraldi gave up a walk, a bunt and a single to lose the game in the bottom of the tenth, 12-11. Dave Henderson batted for Gedman in the top of the 10th, which meant that Marc Sullivan caught the tenth. Wonder if that was the highest leverage inning of Sullivan’s “career?”
If Sullivan didn’t have leverage, he wouldn’t have had a career.
An injured Pedro coming in to relieve Bret Saberhagen in a high-scoring game after 3, and then proceeded to mow everyone down. That was beautiful to watch. Pedro recently talked about that for a few minutes in an hour-long podcast with Jonah Keri. Maybe someone can cue it up. Pedro is fascinating to listen to.
He is. I wonder if Pedro has perhaps the highest density of memorable games to total games pitched of anybody who has a Hall of Fame career?
Hey Bill, I was thinking about Derek Jeter. If he wasn’t a Yankee I would look at him and see that he likes beautiful women and baseball. (Not sure of the order) I would like and root for him. What can I do about this? Steve
Yeah, well, I have a neighbor who’s a real nice guy, too, but I don’t feel compelled to stand beside the sidewalk and applaud every time he goes out to pick up his newspaper.
I have also thought since I became aware of Voros McCracken’s papers on pitchers non-effect on batted ballsl that you were 90% of the way there with DER . If it makes you feel better, in this area you are Henri Poincare to Voros’ Einstein.
It was my childhood ambition to someday be compared to Henri Poincare.
John Elway had pretty impressive stats in his one minor league season with the Yankees. In 1982 at age 22, he had 185 plate appearances in low A with a .318 batting average, .432 on-base percentage, .464 slugging percentage. Who is the most promising baseball player (in minors, college) who never ended up playing because he pursued another career, be it football, poetry, or whatever else?
Highest density of memorable games for a non-HOFer with significant games pitched is probably Maglie, right? He wasn’t just in the right places at the right time, but at his peak whenever opportunity arose. I read a book a few years back that showcased the most memorable games. I’m pretty sure Maglie not only had more of them than anyone, but appeared in a stretch of something like four out of five.
I’ll take your word for it. It’s that, ,or cook up a formula. .. ..
The District Attorney
Posted: August 17, 2014 at 02:04 PM | 12 comment(s)
Login to Bookmark
You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.
: OTP 2016 August 22: Baseball has much to teach us about politics
(813 - 3:59pm, Aug 26)Last:
Johnny Sycophant-Laden ForaNewsblog
: Dodgers land Ruiz from Phillies | dodgers.com
(33 - 3:59pm, Aug 26)
Last: Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster playNewsblog
: Rangers pitcher Jeremy Jeffress arrested, records show
(19 - 3:45pm, Aug 26)
Last: RoyalsRetro (AG#1F)Newsblog
: Former Cy Young winner Éric Gagné signs with the Ottawa Champions
(3 - 3:24pm, Aug 26)
: OT - College Football offseason thread (February - August 2016)
(34 - 3:23pm, Aug 26)
Last: Lance Reddick! Lance him!Newsblog
: Votto ‘reaches out’ to Mays, Musial, Jeter
(6 - 3:21pm, Aug 26)
Last: gef, more dangerous than a monkey w/ a razor bladeNewsblog
: Jeff Francoeur is Still Employed by a Major League Team
(18 - 3:03pm, Aug 26)
Last: Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose TacosNewsblog
: White Sox GM Rick Hahn says talk of trade-deadline discord 'simply untrue'
(3 - 2:52pm, Aug 26)
Last: Moses Taylor, sex fowlerGonfalon Cubs
: What the FIP?
(7 - 2:07pm, Aug 26)
Last: Moses Taylor, sex fowlerSox Therapy
: It Gets Easier...But Not Easy
(2 - 1:47pm, Aug 26)
Last: Jose Remains The Most Absurd Thing on the SiteNewsblog
: Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 8-26-2016
(5 - 1:34pm, Aug 26)
Last: Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.comNewsblog
: Shelby Miller’s demotion likely to delay free agency
(9 - 1:06pm, Aug 26)
: OT: NBA Offseason Thread, July 2016
(1026 - 12:39pm, Aug 26)Last:
STIGGLES is more humble than you would understandNewsblog
: Astros analysis: Third baseman of the future has to be Alex Bregman - Houston Chronicle
(6 - 12:31pm, Aug 26)
Last: Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee)Newsblog
: Oakland A’s trade Marc Rzepczynski to Washington Nationals
(29 - 12:30pm, Aug 26)
Last: michaelplank has knowledgeable eyes