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Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 12-4-2013


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Dan Lee prefers good shortstops to great paintings Posted: December 04, 2013 at 06:44 AM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Dan Lee prefers good shortstops to great paintings Posted: December 04, 2013 at 06:56 AM (#4610276)
A word of advice: Do not mess with the Birthday Team's fourth starter. His big brother has been known to beat the holy living crap out of people.

Don't say I didn't warn you.

C: Billy Bryan
1B: Ray Sanders
2B: Tadahito Iguchi
3B/Manager: Harvey Kuenn
SS: 1901-1905 John Farrell
LF: Jesse Burkett
CF: Carlos Gomez
RF: Shano Collins

SP: Bob Shawkey
SP: Jerome Williams
SP: Dolly Gray
SP: Joe Corbett
SP: Gustavo Chacin
RP: Lee Smith

Fun Name: Biff Schlitzer
   2. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 04, 2013 at 11:02 AM (#4610349)
Paulie Konerko back to the White Sox. As a player, not a coach.
   3. Random Transaction Generator Posted: December 04, 2013 at 11:04 AM (#4610350)
Has this been the busiest pre-new-year hot stove period ever?
I can't believe how many players are moving around right now.
   4. Mike Webber Posted: December 04, 2013 at 12:24 PM (#4610416)
Great Tweet by Ricky Oropesa of the Giants with a pic showing Cano and Granderson's reaction to the Ellsbury contract.
   5. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 04, 2013 at 02:34 PM (#4610556)
Tigers have called a 3:30 Presser. Probably to announce they've traded Miguel Cabrera to the Yankees for prospects.
   6. base ball chick Posted: December 04, 2013 at 03:10 PM (#4610610)
i think bugs bunny demonstrated the slow ball best of all
1 2 3 strikes yer out 1,2,3 strikes yer out 1 2 3 strikes yer out
   7. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: December 04, 2013 at 03:13 PM (#4610612)
Tigers have called a 3:30 Presser. Probably to announce they've traded Miguel Cabrera to the Yankees for prospects.

Or to the A's, for a package including Brett Anderson?
He asked, hopefully.
   8. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: December 04, 2013 at 03:19 PM (#4610618)
Obviously Cabrera has expressed displeasure at the notion of being moved to first base, and therefore the stage was set for today's trade of Cabrera for Ryan Howard and Cody Asche.
   9. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 04, 2013 at 04:49 PM (#4610708)
DFAed:

DET - IF Dixon Macahdo
OAK - Indy League star P Andrew Werner
   10. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 04, 2013 at 06:19 PM (#4610761)
I'll do a full analysis in the spring, but here is a comparison of real contracts vs. contracts handed out in the simulation I did a few weeks back:

Jacoby Ellsbury
Sim: 7/$120 + $10 mill option
Real: 7/$148 + $21 mill option

Brian McCann
Sim: 6/$110
Real: 5/$85

Salty
Sim: 4/$48
Real: 3/$21

Scott Kazmir
Sim: 2/$20 + $10 mill vesting option
Real: 2/$22

Joe Nathan
Sim: 2/$15 + $7 mill option
Real: 2/$20 + $10 mill option

Ricky Nolasco
Sim: 3/$33 with $12 million vesting option
Real: 4/$49

Jhonny Peralta
Sim: 3/$28 with $10 mill club option
Real: 4/$53

Marlon Byrd
Sim: 2/$12
Real: 2/$16

Carlos Ruiz
Sim: 2/$12
Real: 3/$26

Tim Hudson
Sim: 1/$10
Real: 2/$23

AJ Pierzynski
Sim: 2/$14
Real: 1/$8.25

Dan Haren
Sim: 4/$48
Real: 1/$10

Jason Vargas
Sim: 3/$27
Real: 4/$32

Phil Hughes
Sim: 3/$24
Real: 3/$24

Cano got 10/$230 in our sim.
   11. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: December 04, 2013 at 07:07 PM (#4610786)
OAK - Indy League star P Andrew Werner

I saw one of that guy's starts with the Padres. He looks both completely unathletic and completely unimposing. This is common for hitters (see Matt Adams) but stood out for a guy who goes out to the mound inning after inning. He's like an overweight Kirk Reuter.

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