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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 11-20-2018

New York Tribune, November 20, 1918:

Jake Daubert, first baseman of the Brooklyn Nationals, has gone to the civil courts with a case which the National Commission denied…the Brooklyn idol has entered in the Supreme Court of New York County a claim for $2,150 against the Brooklyn baseball club of the National League.
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His alleged claim is based upon what is known as an “ironclad” contract of organized baseball. During the days of the Federal League the Brooklyn club signed Daubert to a five-year, supposedly unbreakable contract calling for a salary of $9,000 per annum.

Daubert, with the other players of the Brooklyn club—indeed, with all the other players of organized baseball—was notified that after September 1 last his services would be no longer required…Daubert’s five-year contract had from September 2 to October 14 yet to run, and it is for this period that he demands remuneration.

This seems like something that would be easy money - and a terrible PR move - for Daubert. As you might imagine, the Dodgers weren’t thrilled with Jake. They settled out of court and shipped him to Cincinnati over the offseason just in time for Daubert to win a World Series ring.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: November 20, 2018 at 09:47 AM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: November 20, 2018 at 09:49 AM (#5789534)
A decent Birthday Team today featuring a good outfield and a shutdown bullpen.

C: Lou Berberet (3.8 WAR)
1B: Jay Johnstone (16.5 WAR)
2B: Alex Arias (1.9 WAR)
3B: Joe Sommer (2.9 WAR)
SS: George McBride (21.0 WAR)
LF: Ray Powell (7.7 WAR)
CF: Rick Monday (33.1 WAR)
RF: J.D. Drew (44.9 WAR)

SP/Manager/Owner: Clark Griffith (61.4 WAR)
SP: Leon Cadore (19.3 WAR)
SP: Dan Casey (18.7 WAR)
SP: Larry Benton (17.2 WAR)
SP: Andy Coakley (8.2 WAR)
RP: Greg Holland (11.4 WAR)
RP: Cody Allen (8.9 WAR)

Commissioner: Kenesaw Landis
Fun names: Swat McCabe, Lino Urdaneta, Rugger Ardizoia, Augie Prudhomme
   2. JJ1986 Posted: November 20, 2018 at 10:09 AM (#5789542)
Adrian Beltre announces his retirement.
   3. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: November 20, 2018 at 10:43 AM (#5789570)
Beltre deserves a first-ballot induction to the HOF and a nice pat on the head.
   4. SoSH U at work Posted: November 20, 2018 at 11:12 AM (#5789597)

Adrian Beltre announces his retirement.


Depriving us of seeing the first player who was both the game's youngest and game's oldest player.

More important, it deprives us of a Beltre-filled baseball world. I didn't think anyone would ever pass Brooks as the third baseman on my starting nine of all-time favorite players, but damn if Adrian didn't pull it off.
   5. PreservedFish Posted: November 20, 2018 at 11:24 AM (#5789605)
What a shame. Such a wonderful and enjoyable player.
   6. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: November 20, 2018 at 11:29 AM (#5789611)
SS: George McBride (21.0 WAR)

Very funny. I commented on Everett Scott's putrid "hitting" yesterday, and McBride was one of the guys tied with him for 4th worst career OPS+ (min 5000 PA). Now McBride shows up.

Was Neifi Perez born tomorrow?
   7. Chris Fluit Posted: November 20, 2018 at 12:23 PM (#5789661)
2B: Alex Arias (1.9 WAR)

I have fond memories of Alex Arias. He was the surprisingly effective shortstop on my MLB Showdown 2000 team thanks to his 93 OPS+ in '99 and defensive numbers that were buoyed by a fielding percentage 20 pts higher than the league average.
   8. Chris Fluit Posted: November 20, 2018 at 12:50 PM (#5789680)
Beltre, Mauer, Utley- it's been quite the season for high profile retirements
   9. Der-K: at 10% emotional investment Posted: November 20, 2018 at 02:24 PM (#5789747)
should be a lot of marginal talents on the move as teams lock in their 40 man rosters today tin advance of the rule 5 draft

colten brewer to BOS for 2b esteban quiroz (steamer loves the latter)
rumor: 3b christian villanueva might head to japan
   10. Rennie's Tenet Posted: November 20, 2018 at 05:48 PM (#5789839)
Rick Monday's birthday one day after Billy Sunday's.
   11. Dr. Vaux Posted: November 20, 2018 at 05:56 PM (#5789841)
That's amazing!

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