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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 1-29-2013

El Paso Herald, January 29, 1913:

Effort is being made by the Chicago White Sox, the Cincinnati Reds and the St. Louis Browns to secure the services of [Jim] Thorpe.

Toledo News-Bee:

Garry Herrmann is almost sure that Jim Thorpe…will join the Cincinnati club. It is perfectly natural the Indian should go with the Reds.

Richmond Times Dispatch:

It was learned yesterday on what is believed to be reliable authority that James Thorpe…is under contract to the Pittsburgh National League baseball club to play first base the coming season. The contract was signed by Thorpe last fall, after which the Redskin continued to compete in amateur athletic contests.

Strike one, strike two, and strike three. Thorpe eventually signed with the Giants, where he served as an expensive benchwarmer/pinch runner.

Dan Lee is a Big Hunk of Neufchâtel Posted: January 29, 2013 at 06:24 AM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dugout, history, jim thorpe

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   1. Dan Lee is a Big Hunk of Neufchâtel Posted: January 29, 2013 at 06:35 AM (#4357171)
Today's Birthday Team features Bill Voiselle, the pride of Ninety-Six, South Carolina and greatest ballplayer ever to wear #96.

C: Alex Avila
1B: Dick Burrus
2B: Steve Sax
3B/Manager: Bill Rigney
SS: Hack Simmons
LF: Mike Aldrete
CF: Bill Krieg
RF: Hank Edwards

SP: Jason Schmidt
SP: Bobby Bolin
SP: Bill Voiselle
SP: Jair Jurrjens
SP: John Habyan
RP: Brian Edmondson
   2. Dag Nabbit is a cornucopia of errors Posted: January 29, 2013 at 08:26 AM (#4357206)
   3. Dan Lee is a Big Hunk of Neufchâtel Posted: January 29, 2013 at 09:00 AM (#4357223)
Hopefully I'll be able to get Birthday League II: Electric Boogaloo (January 29-February 25) underway today, but no guarantees. If not today, it'll be up and running tomorrow.
   4. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 29, 2013 at 09:36 AM (#4357264)
Strike one, strike two, and strike three. Thorpe eventually signed with the Giants, where he served as an expensive benchwarmer/pinch runner.


So the Giants were the original MYSTERY CLUB?
   5. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 29, 2013 at 11:10 AM (#4357359)
Minor league deals:

P Freddy Garcia to the Padres
P Scott Atchison and P Michael Wuertz to the Mets
OF Juan Rivera to the Yankees
IF Jeff Baker to the Rangers
OF Chris Dickerson to the Orioles
C Ronny Paulino to the Mariners
OF Ryan Sweeney to the Red Sox
C Jesus Flores to the Dodgers
C Yorvit Torrealaba to the Rockies
P Chad Qualls to the Marlins
P Robert Coello to the Angels
P Brian Bass and OF Joe Mather to the Phillies
   6. Chicago Joe Posted: January 29, 2013 at 11:14 AM (#4357361)
It is perfectly natural the Indian should go with the Reds.


Nothing like a racist pun.
   7. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: January 29, 2013 at 12:47 PM (#4357459)
Hey, what does it mean when a player signs a minor league deal with a $1.3MM (or whatever) base salary? All of it is guaranteed even if never spends a day in the majors?
   8. JJ1986 Posted: January 29, 2013 at 12:49 PM (#4357463)
P Scott Atchison and P Michael Wuertz to the Mets


Your new 7th and 8th inning setup men.
   9. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 29, 2013 at 01:12 PM (#4357487)

Hey, what does it mean when a player signs a minor league deal with a $1.3MM (or whatever) base salary? All of it is guaranteed even if never spends a day in the majors?


If he makes the big league club, he earns $1.3 million (or the pro-rated version if he gets called up later in the year or whatever). Lots of vets sign "split contracts" that pay them one rate if they are a minor leaguer, but another rate if they are a big leaguer.
   10. Der-K is now fully whelmed! Posted: January 29, 2013 at 01:36 PM (#4357509)
Agreed, Retro. I think what you're seeing, Dock, is sloppy reporting/wording.
   11. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: January 29, 2013 at 01:44 PM (#4357519)
Got it. Thanks guys.

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