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Friday, March 06, 2020

Rendon, Betts, Cole among baseball’s big offseason movers

Anthony Rendon won a World Series in Washington and then left the Nationals to join Mike Trout and Albert Pujols with the Los Angeles Angels. Gerrit Cole went to the New York Yankees to try to put them over the top.

Mookie Betts, the 2018 AL MVP, and two-time Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber were shipped out by cash-cutting teams.

It’s been an active offseason for some of baseball’s biggest names.

There were a few, like World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg and Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez, who decided to stick with the same teams. But for those who didn’t, here’s a scorecard to help you keep track of the offseason comings and goings

For those who’ve lost track of the major deals of the off-season, the list again, in summary form.


Thursday, March 05, 2020

Playoffs or die, b***hes! Dallas Keuchel’s mom sets the tone for 2020

Jumping ahead to the section of interest:

Keuchel’s mom looked over the entire room of White Sox representatives and provided a rally cry for ages.

“Playoffs or die, b***hes!” 

How did the room react? Just like you’d expect.

“Everyone cheered,” said pitcher Dylan Cease.

 

 

QLE Posted: March 05, 2020 at 12:39 AM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: dallas keuchel, mothers, profanity

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

 

 

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