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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Former Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel apologizes for 2017 cheating scandal

Former Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel spoke at SoxFest 2020 — the Chicago White Sox version of FanFest — on Friday and apologized for the Astros cheating scandal when he was on the team in 2017.

He also intimated that sign-stealing was widespread throughout the 2017 playoffs, pointing out that most teams’ pitchers and catchers were using multiple signs even when no runner was on base and able to see the signs from the catcher.

“When there’s nobody on base, when in the history of Major League Baseball has there been multiple signs?,” Keuchel told a group of reporters. “You can go back and watch film of every team in the playoffs, there were probably six of eight teams using multiple signs. It’s just what the state of baseball was at that point in time. Was it against the rules? Yes it was. And I personally am sorry for what’s come about the whole situation. It is what it is and we’ve got to move past that. I never thought anything would have come like it did. I, myself, am sorry, but it’s we’ve just got to move on.”

Keuchel said the Astros didn’t steal signs every game in 2017 and sometimes, even when they did, it didn’t work.

In other words, he’s sorry he got caught…..

 

QLE Posted: January 25, 2020 at 12:44 AM | 13 comment(s)
  Beats: astros, dallas keuchel, dirty rotten cheaters

Monday, December 02, 2019

Five Best MLB Free-Agent Bargains

Part of the fun in the early offseason is the optimism teams have about signing the franchise-changing free agent. The rumor mill could lead you to believe two dozen clubs have a genuine shot at signing Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg or Anthony Rendon.

That isn’t reality. But there’s still hope for teams that don’t want to dole out nine-figure contracts to free agents. DJ LeMahieu (two years, $24 million) and Josh Donaldson (1 year, $23 million) were perhaps the two best signings last winter. Both signed for less than 10% of one (1) Bryce Harper or one (1) Manny Machado.

So where are there bargains to be found this winter? Let’s have a look.

So, are these the best options of this nature, and, if not, who is?

QLE Posted: December 02, 2019 at 09:57 PM | 19 comment(s)
  Beats: avisail garcia, corey dickerson, dallas keuchel, didi gregorius, free agents, yasiel puig

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Dallas Keuchel calls out Phillies management after handcuffing Phillies hitters

Skipping ahead to the pertinent section:

The Phillies had starting pitching needs, not to mention a need for a left-hander, and were mentioned throughout the winter and spring as a potential landing spot for Keuchel. In actuality, however, the Phils showed little interest in Keuchel and he signed a one-year, $13 million contract with the Braves, who have won 91 games and are days away from wrapping up their second straight NL East title.

After the game, Keuchel called out Phillies management when he was asked if the Phils’ lack of interest in him fueled any extra motivation leading up to the start.

“I mean, if you don’t come calling what is there for me to be mad about?” he said. “I think a lot of those guys over there in the front office are second-guessing themselves, and, I mean, I would too.”

Keuchel, 31, won the American League Cy Young Award with Houston in 2015 and was an All-Star in 2017. Despite his resume, he lingered on the free-agent market last winter as teams were leery of his declining strikeout numbers and rising hits totals.

So, what do we make of these comments?

 

QLE Posted: September 12, 2019 at 04:23 AM | 22 comment(s)
  Beats: dallas keuchel, phillies

 

 

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