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Sunday, March 29, 2020

Clayton Kershaw says possible December World Series would be a ‘little risky’

Clayton Kershaw believes Major League Baseball would be taking a risk if it pushed the World Series beyond Thanksgiving due to the on-going coronavirus shutdown.

In a radio interview this week, the Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander explained why he feels there’s a deadline that should not be crossed when discussing potential options to extend the 2020 campaign.

Short offseason create risks

Kershaw doesn’t just have an eye on the 2020 season. While the players are clearly determined to play as many games as possible in what will ultimately be a shortened season, he feels the deeper the season goes the more it will impact the 2021 season.

Someone’s about to get no help in his next contract negotiations…...

 

QLE Posted: March 29, 2020 at 12:29 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: clayton kershaw, world series

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Cabrera, Kershaw, Ramirez all have a lot to prove

Few players have been as consistently excellent at the plate as Miguel Cabrera in his prime.

That seems like a long time ago now.

Cabrera hit only 12 home runs last season and has just 31 over the past three years. He’ll turn 37 in April, and there are plenty of indications that the Detroit star is in the middle of a protracted decline. From 2005-13, Cabrera batted at least .320 eight times in nine seasons — and hit at least 30 home runs in all but one year.

At this point, the Tigers would probably settle for a 20-homer season and an average around .300. That would be a step up from last year, but it remains to be seen if Cabrera — whose big contract lasts until at least 2023 — is capable of halting this slide in production.

Like bread dough?


Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Dodgers’ Kershaw to start opening day for 9th time

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Clayton Kershaw will start the Los Angeles Dodgers’ opener against the visiting San Francisco Giants on March 26.

Manager Dave Roberts announced the decision on Monday.

Kershaw will extend his franchise record for opening day starts to nine. His streak of consecutive opening day starts was stopped last year when he began the season on the injured list with left shoulder inflammation and was replaced by Hyun-Jin Ryu.

This won’t turn out to be an Opening Day us Giants fans would have wanted, will it?

 

QLE Posted: March 10, 2020 at 01:17 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: clayton kershaw, opening day

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Fantasy Baseball All-Decade Team: Mike Trout, Justin Verlander, and the rest of the 2010s studs

The 2010s was a challenging decade for fantasy baseball managers, with pitchers and hitters each enjoying separate phases of league-wide dominance. As the league-wide plan shifted to drawing walks, increasing launch angles and avoiding risks on the basepaths, wise managers also shifted their priorities. With the decade coming to a close, let’s take a look at a team of players who dominated the fantasy landscape.

I will freely admit that I am not involved in fantasy baseball, and that the way they appraise players may not match my own- but does this list seem odd to anyone else in certain regards?

 


 

 

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