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Thursday, December 06, 2018

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 12-6-2018

El Paso Herald, December 6, 1918:

President Ebbets, of the Brooklyn club, is one who says there isn’t a thing in the talk of the St. Louis Cardinals being moved to Kansas City, and probably what he says will be endorsed by seven other National league club presidents…while [Ebbets] complimented Kansas City as a live burg he made it clear that it is not to his mind of major league caliber, even if the geographical location were not all against it. The burden of transportation is enough as it is, said Ebbets, without lengthening the trips necessary.

The times have changed, of course, but 100 years later Kansas City has a big league team and Brooklyn doesn’t. I guess the Mets play 10-15 miles from the former site of Ebbets Field, so there’s that.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: December 06, 2018 at 10:08 AM | 14 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: December 06, 2018 at 10:10 AM (#5794526)
A good Birthday Team today. The only real weakness is the back end of the starting rotation.

C: Gus Niarhos (3.1 WAR)
1B: Stan Hack (52.6 WAR)
2B: Tony Lazzeri (50.0 WAR)
3B: Harry Wolverton (11.4 WAR)
SS/Manager: Larry Bowa (22.8 WAR)
LF: Gary Ward (17.7 WAR)
CF: Adam Eaton (17.4 WAR)
RF: Lance Blankenship (6.7 WAR)

SP: Kevin Appier (54.7 WAR)
SP: Steve Bedrosian (14.6 WAR)
SP: Jose Contreras (13.2 WAR)
SP: Mike Parrott (2.0 WAR)
SP: Kevin Campbell (0.5 WAR)
RP: Jason Bulger (0.7 WAR)

Disastrous MLB debut: Mike Mayers (-1.3 WAR)
Fun names: Tun Berger, Turkey Tyson, Adam Hyzdu, Hack Eibel, Hap Morse
Tragic story: Jay Dahl (-0.4 WAR)
Umpire: Jocko Conlan
   2. Der-K: at 10% emotional investment Posted: December 06, 2018 at 10:51 AM (#5794542)
eovaldi reportedly to BOS, 4/67.5m
iwakuma to yomiuri
   3. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: December 06, 2018 at 11:03 AM (#5794549)
Speaking of Adam Hyzdu, the Pirates signed Lonnie Chisenhall for 1 year, $2.75M. His career may have been a major disappointment but he still has a cool name.
   4. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: December 06, 2018 at 11:07 AM (#5794551)
How many Birthday Teams have only one HOFer, that being the player with the third-most WAR on the team?
   5. Ziggy's screen name Posted: December 06, 2018 at 12:05 PM (#5794593)
Much has been made of number of rebuilding teams lately. Here's an hypothesis. We know that the marginal value of a win is not constant across teams. Maybe it has changed lately so as to be highly multi-modal. If a bunch of teams have a low value for marginal wins, and some (Cardinals, Yankees, etc) have a high one, we would get what we're seeing. Teams for whom wins aren't worth much would dump vets for underpaid kids. I'm not saying that that's what's doing it, but it could be. If the modes were sufficiently far apart, it would even make sense for teams on the fringes of content (Mariners, Diamondbacks) to trade their vets.
   6. crict Posted: December 06, 2018 at 12:06 PM (#5794595)
Jay Dahl was killed in a car crash. He was riding with Patricia Troutman, also killed in the crash. The third occupant was a minor league teammate of Dahl, Gary Marshall. For anybody interested, here's what happened to him.
   7. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: December 06, 2018 at 12:08 PM (#5794598)
eovaldi reportedly to BOS, 4/67.5m

That's a lot for a guy with one decent year in the last 4.
   8. PreservedFish Posted: December 06, 2018 at 12:12 PM (#5794600)
If you hop over to Fangraphs, they have him with three decent years in the last four. BABIP problems, naturally.
   9. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: December 06, 2018 at 01:03 PM (#5794644)
If you hop over to Fangraphs, they have him with three decent years in the last four. BABIP problems, naturally.

Still only 2 of last 4, 3 of last 5, since he didn't pitch at all in 2017 and had a 4.98 FIP in 2016.
   10. PreservedFish Posted: December 06, 2018 at 01:11 PM (#5794649)
I missed the fact that he missed a year.
   11. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: December 06, 2018 at 01:17 PM (#5794655)
Eovaldi's peripherals have always been great- a lot to dream on.
   12. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: December 06, 2018 at 03:07 PM (#5794719)
Indians sign Carrasco through 2022, club option for 2023. I haven't seen terms.

I guess that's one potential trading piece off the table.
   13. Der-K: at 10% emotional investment Posted: December 06, 2018 at 04:40 PM (#5794779)
Schoop to min for 1/7+
   14. The Yankee Clapper Posted: December 06, 2018 at 08:29 PM (#5794871)
The Twins also signed beloved former Yankee utility man/mascot Ronald Torreyes for $800K.

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