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Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 2-8-2019

Toledo News-Bee, February 8, 1919:

Buck Weaver points out that as he has a better fielding and batting average than Eddie Collins, who gets $15,000 a year from the White Sox, he’s entitled to a $2000 increase. Buck may be a better hitter and fielder, but Eddie has a million average in coaxing skill.

It takes a remarkable amount of chutzpah for a good but not great player to demand a raise because he’s better than Eddie Collins. If it really went down that way, it couldn’t have gone over well in the clubhouse.

He didn’t get the $2,000 raise, but Buck did negotiate a deal to become the second-highest paid White Sock. Collins still made more than Weaver because Charlie Comiskey was no dummy.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: February 08, 2019 at 09:56 AM | 20 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: February 08, 2019 at 09:57 AM (#5813613)

C: Charlie Householder (2.1 WAR)
1B: Bob Oliver (4.3 WAR)
2B: Buddy Blattner (4.1 WAR)
3B: Bert Haas (4.6 WAR)
SS: Joe Cassidy (1.9 WAR)
LF: Hoot Evers (12.8 WAR)
CF: Bug Holliday (18.1 WAR)
RF: Willard Marshall (20.0 WAR)

SP: Fritz Peterson (21.2 WAR)
SP: Aaron Cook (15.7 WAR)
SP: Joe Black (4.3 WAR)
SP: Fred Blanding (8.9 WAR)
SP: Jim Parque (2.6 WAR)
RP/Baseball Operations Analyst: Burke Badenhop (4.0 WAR)

Manager: Joe Maddon
Any time of the day is a good time for: Felix Pie
Fun names: Costen Shockley, Cookie Cuccurullo
Señor Wences's favorite ballplayer: Mauro Zarate
Top Prospect/Violent Felon: Matt Bush
   2. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: February 08, 2019 at 10:00 AM (#5813614)
This might be the most cromulent birthday team ever. Not good, not bad, just meh.
   3. stanmvp48 Posted: February 08, 2019 at 10:10 AM (#5813618)
Didn't Buddy Blattner do the TV game of the weak with Dizzy Dean for a while? Before Pee wee
   4. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: February 08, 2019 at 10:10 AM (#5813619)
The roster is so meh I forgot to write a blurb about it.
   5. caspian88 Posted: February 08, 2019 at 10:13 AM (#5813620)
Despite being a capable reliever for multiple recent seasons, I have never heard of Burke Badenhop.
   6. oscar madisox Posted: February 08, 2019 at 10:14 AM (#5813622)
Peterson was more than "meh," if the events of spring 1973 are taken into account. Who doesn't enjoy a good old-fashioned wife swapping.

   7. Rennie's Tenet Posted: February 08, 2019 at 10:15 AM (#5813623)
I think Fritz Peterson used up all the zing for the day.

Edit: Coke to the former Oscar Madisoy.
   8. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: February 08, 2019 at 10:15 AM (#5813624)
Who doesn't enjoy a good old-fashioned wife swapping.

Typically, the wives frown on it.
   9. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: February 08, 2019 at 10:20 AM (#5813630)
Despite being a capable reliever for multiple recent seasons, I have never heard of Burke Badenhop.
Man, they aren't kidding that everyone is a reliever these days. What teams have you pitched capably for, Caspian?
   10. SoSH U at work Posted: February 08, 2019 at 10:22 AM (#5813632)
Buck Weaver points out that as he has a better fielding and batting average than Eddie Collins, who gets $15,000 a year from the White Sox, he’s entitled to a $2000 increase. Buck may be a better hitter and fielder, but Eddie has a million average in coaxing skill.


It's possible Buck didn't have access to Baseball Reference during his negotiations with Chuckie C., but he did not have a better fielding percentage than Collins, and it wasn't even close.

   11. GGC Posted: February 08, 2019 at 10:23 AM (#5813633)
5. caspian88 Posted: February 08, 2019 at 10:13 AM (#5813620)
Despite being a capable reliever for multiple recent seasons, I have never heard of Burke Badenhop.


I'm a Red Sox fan, he was on the team in '14, and I barely recall him. Maybe Sugar Bear has a point about the anonymity of relievers.
   12. Tom Nawrocki Posted: February 08, 2019 at 10:26 AM (#5813636)
Typically, the wives frown on it.


I presume the wives were asked for their opinion before it all went down.
   13. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: February 08, 2019 at 10:32 AM (#5813640)
Collins batted .276 in 1918, Weaver .300. That was the only time Weaver outhit Collins while they were teammates (1915-1920). During those years, Collins outhit Weaver .319 to .284.
   14. Mike Webber Posted: February 08, 2019 at 11:02 AM (#5813662)
In 1953 ABC-TV began the Game of the Week with the outrageous former Cardinals pitching star Dizzy Dean announcing alongside a little-known ex-infielder, Buddy Blattner.


SABR Bio Project Blattner by Warren Corbett

I find Corbett's bio project entries consistently excellent.

Blattner was also half of the first broadcast team for the Royals in 1969 with Denny Matthews. Matthews is still doing the same job today.
   15. WKRP in Cincinnatus Posted: February 08, 2019 at 12:04 PM (#5813699)
I remember when Felix Pie was going to create quite the outfield crunch for the Cubs in 2005 or 2007, given all-star Corey Patterson was already in center.
   16. AndrewJ Posted: February 08, 2019 at 12:05 PM (#5813701)
Who doesn't enjoy a good old-fashioned wife swapping.

At one point Matt Damon and Ben Affleck were attached to an HBO original movie about the Peterson/Kekich trade.
   17. AndrewJ Posted: February 08, 2019 at 03:46 PM (#5813784)
   18. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: February 08, 2019 at 04:16 PM (#5813793)
I've heard of Burke Badenhop, because his name is "Burke Badenhop". More generically named members of, for example, the 2015 Reds bullpen, such as J.J. Hoover, Ryan Mattheus, and Pedro Villarreal are not so lucky.
   19. bbmck Posted: February 08, 2019 at 04:54 PM (#5813812)
Most games pitched for each franchise 2014-18:

352 - Cody Allen
349 - Dellin Betances
327 - Kenley Jansen
325 - Pedro Strop
305 - Kelvin Herrera

296 - Jeurys Familia
288 - Brad Brach
276 - Tony Sipp
272 - Aaron Loup
272 - Tony Watson

270 - Jose Alvarez
257 - Adam Ottavino
253 - Hunter Strickland
249 - Andrew Chafin
246 - Alex Wilson

246 - AJ Ramos
243 - Jeremy Jeffress
239 - Hector Neris
235 - Trevor Rosenthal
232 - Ryan Pressly

231 - Matt Barnes
208 - Alex Claudio
195 - Brad Hand
193 - Alex Colome
191 - Nick Vincent

185 - Blake Treinen
184 - Raisel Iglesias
180 - Arodys Vizcaino
165 - Dan Jennings and Jake Petricka
160 - Ryan Dull

A who's who of who's that.
   20. Der-K: at 10% emotional investment Posted: February 10, 2019 at 12:23 PM (#5814093)
Last night, I had a dream in which I was trying to convince someone that Melky Cabrera and Lonnie Chisenhall were basically the same player. (Note: I don’t tend to dream about baseball.) Wake up and see that the Pirates signed Melky, after having already signed Lonnie.

Tonight, I plan to dream that Bryce Harper and Manny Machado are basically Ron Acuna.

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