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Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 4-4-2018

Philadelphia Evening Public Ledger, April 4, 1918:

The hospital list in the Phils’ camp was increased yesterday afternoon when Mike Prendergast, the flinger from Chicago, sprained his ankle in an effort to jump from the grand stand to the ground. Mike was in good jumping form and had lots of technique, but a slippery step caused by some loose ice cream caused him to make a mess of it.

Not quite as strange as Vince Coleman getting rolled up in the tarp machine or Kevin Mitchell hurting himself while eating a cupcake, but this is one of the weirder injuries I’ve heard of.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: April 04, 2018 at 08:19 AM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: April 04, 2018 at 08:22 AM (#5647846)
Today's Birthday Team has more World Series-winning managers than star pitchers. If there's a roster that needs a College of Coaches, it's this one.

C: Ray Fosse (12.85 WAR)
1B/College of Coaches: Gil Hodges (44.93 WAR)
2B: Tom Herr (23.54 WAR)
3B: Scott Rolen (70.18 WAR)
SS/College of Coaches: Jim Fregosi (48.72 WAR)
LF: Joe Vosmik (20.43 WAR)
CF/College of Coaches: Tris Speaker (134.05 WAR)
RF: Bill Hinchman (13.62 WAR)

SP: 1950s Frank Smith (7.56 WAR)
SP: Eddie Watt (7.49 WAR)
SP: Martin Perez (5.82 WAR)
SP: Willie Ramsdell (4.45 WAR)
SP: Carlos Reyes (3.83 WAR)
RP: Louis Coleman (2.75 WAR)

Commissioner: Bart Giamatti
Owner: S. Lee Ross
Bench C: Mickey Owen (5.28 WAR)
Bench 1B: Mike Epstein (12.77 WAR)
Bench Utilityguy: John Hummel (11.74 WAR)
Bench OF: Cameron Maybin (12.25 WAR)
A less successful pitcher than his wife: Casey Daigle (-1.25 WAR)
Name contains all of the letters in "San Diego Padres": Odrisamer Despaigne (-1.52 WAR)
Not a TV judge: Joe Brown (-1.23 WAR)
Prospect washout: Brad Komminsk (2.15 WAR)
   2. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: April 04, 2018 at 09:49 AM (#5647879)
A less successful pitcher than his wife: Casey Daigle (-1.25 WAR)

Still one of the best players to come from my high school!
   3. Batman Posted: April 04, 2018 at 10:31 AM (#5647902)
Still one of the best players to come from my high school!
JT Chargois has a 0.00 ERA and 20.3 K/9 so far this year!
   4. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: April 04, 2018 at 10:42 AM (#5647908)
C: Ray Fosse (12.85 WAR)
1B/College of Coaches: Gil Hodges (44.93 WAR)
2B: Tom Herr (23.54 WAR)
3B: Scott Rolen (70.18 WAR)
SS/College of Coaches: Jim Fregosi (48.72 WAR)
LF: Joe Vosmik (20.43 WAR)
CF/College of Coaches: Tris Speaker (134.05 WAR)
RF: Bill Hinchman (13.62 WAR)


Bench C: Mickey Owen (5.28 WAR)
Bench 1B: Mike Epstein (12.77 WAR)
Bench Utilityguy: John Hummel (11.74 WAR)
Bench OF: Cameron Maybin (12.25 WAR)


That's a really nice set of position players. Has to be close to the best, no?

The pitching on the other hand...
   5. vortex of dissipation Posted: April 04, 2018 at 11:35 AM (#5647937)
Not a TV judge: Joe Brown (-1.23 WAR)


But is he a British guitarist/singer and close friend of George Harrison?
   6. Tom Nawrocki Posted: April 04, 2018 at 03:05 PM (#5648145)
Charlie Blackmon has signed a six-year deal with the Rockies, including two player options, which I guess means he basically has an opt-out after the fourth year. No word on the dollar figure.
   7. puck Posted: April 04, 2018 at 03:51 PM (#5648206)
Blackmon's deal doesn't seem too bad. I wonder if this was influenced by the slow market this season?

2019 is his age 32 season:

2018: $12 million + $2 million signing bonus, which basically replaces the $14 million arbitration-avoiding deal Blackmon signed in January;

2019: $21 million;

2020: $21 million;

2021: $21 million;

2022: $21 million Player Option;

2023: $10 million Player Option, subject to various bonuses and escalators.


The max 2023 could reach via incentives is $18 million, such as this: "If Blackmon has between 400 and 575 Plate Appearances in 2022, his 2023 salary escalates an additional $5 million"

Link to Blackmon extension article.
   8. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 04, 2018 at 03:58 PM (#5648212)
If Blackmon has between 400 and 575 Plate Appearances in 2022, his 2023 salary escalates an additional $5 million
But not if he has 576? That's bizarre.
   9. Tom Nawrocki Posted: April 04, 2018 at 04:02 PM (#5648217)
It doesn't seem like too much money, but I think it's too many years. He turns 36 halfway through the 2022 season, and is not likely to be worth $21 million at that point.

Then again, he's shown a terrific track record of broad-based growth - his WAR has literally increased every year he's been in the majors. I've never been a huge fan, in part because he comes across as such a goofball, but at this point, I think he's shown that his attitude and work ethic are pretty exemplary.
   10. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: April 04, 2018 at 05:07 PM (#5648278)
Not a TV judge: Joe Brown (-1.23 WAR)

Also not Joe L. Brown, GM who built the 1960 and 1971 championship Pirates teams, or Joe E. Brown, comedian in multiple baseball movies and father of Joe L. Brown.

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