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Shohei Brotani (formerly LA Hombre) Posted: July 22, 2021 at 02:18 PM | 32 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Shohei Brotani (formerly LA Hombre) Posted: July 22, 2021 at 02:21 PM (#6030051)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS LOSE TODAY?!
   2. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: July 22, 2021 at 04:16 PM (#6030068)
Don't look now, but the Tigers are beginning to resemble an actual baseball team: seven straight wins since the break, and a 38-27 record since May 7 (when they were 9-24).
   3. The Yankee Clapper Posted: July 22, 2021 at 05:31 PM (#6030075)
Yermin Mercedes has returned to the White Sox Triple-A team:
In a bizarre turnabout, the White Sox announced to reporters that Mercedes is in uniform and on their Triple-A club’s active roster for tonight’s road game in Durham … In a new Instagram post of a phoenix rising, Mercedes writes that his dream is to be an established Major Leaguer and that he owes it to his family, the White Sox organization and his fans to continue working toward that goal. “I love everybody, I’m back,” he wrote at the end of his post.
Anyone can have a bad day.
   4. The Duke Posted: July 22, 2021 at 07:15 PM (#6030082)
Tampa going for jugular. Yanks need Gallo now
   5. The Yankee Clapper Posted: July 22, 2021 at 07:19 PM (#6030083)
Nelson Cruz to Rays for RHPs Joe Ryan & Drew Strotman, their #10 & 17 prospects.
   6. phredbird Posted: July 22, 2021 at 08:10 PM (#6030086)

dylan carlson leads off the game with a home run, then follows in the third with a bloop double.

after goldschmidt strikes out, arenado launches a homer to left center.

3-0 cards ...

it's early. keep scoring, chaps.
   7. cardsfanboy Posted: July 22, 2021 at 08:15 PM (#6030087)
Kim is looking pretty good one time through the lineup at least.
   8. cardsfanboy Posted: July 22, 2021 at 08:24 PM (#6030088)
Spoke too soon. Second time through the lineup with two outs, the Cubs score two runs.
   9. salvomania Posted: July 22, 2021 at 08:24 PM (#6030089)
Breaks his scoreless streak at 20-some innings....
   10. The Duke Posted: July 22, 2021 at 08:28 PM (#6030090)
2 months of Cruz for a lot of prospect value - is the other guy in the trade valuable? Cruz will re-sign with twins in offseason so it’s all goodness for them.
   11. cardsfanboy Posted: July 22, 2021 at 09:14 PM (#6030091)
Bader having a couple of nice days. On both sides of the field. That was a nice catch. I get it's not as spectacular as the side diving or going deep catches, but I was pretty positive that was going to drop. (They say it was 172 feet he had to run to make that catch, that seems like a lot)
   12. Walt Davis Posted: July 22, 2021 at 09:40 PM (#6030092)
Since when is a team's #10 and #17 prospects "a lot of prospect value." Twins will be lucky to get 4 career WAR out of the pair of them. Ryan did bubble up to #98 on BA's pre-2020 list and is having a nice season at AAA. He's also 25 already. Strotman is 24, has a career-high 58 IP this year, doing OK with lots of walks.
   13. Walt Davis Posted: July 22, 2021 at 10:00 PM (#6030094)
Just for comps:

1. For all I or anybody else knows, Joe Ryan is about to become the next deGrom. He has a 11.8/1.6 K/BB at AAA this year and is 12.8/2.1 for his career, you'd think that might have grabbed more prospect hound attention that #10 in a system.

2. But if we look at all pitchers who debuted in the majors in 2014, 10 of them have made it to 8 WAR; another 10 have made it to 5 WAR; another 10 made it to 3 WAR.

A few of those were pretty big prospects (Robbie Ray, Stroman, Aaron Sanchez) and I assume quite a few more made the top 100 but there are plenty of Ryan types here. Chase Anderson never made a top 100, debuted at age 26, has 175 starts and 9 WAR -- the Twins would be ecstatic with that. That's the realistic upside. The expectation is more like Jesse Hahn (probably not that good) who never made a top 100, has bubbled up almost every year from 2014-21, has 50 career starts, 311 IP and 1.9 WAR. The realistic downside is never making the majors.

It's a perfectly good trade for the Twins. You hope to collect enough guys like this and hope for a Chase Anderson and maybe the big surprise. Ryan's peripherals suggest he's a good guy to place some hope in. It's also a good trade for the Rays -- if you get worried about what a Joe Ryan might become, you'll never make a trade.
   14. phredbird Posted: July 22, 2021 at 10:03 PM (#6030095)

i was curious on that bader catch about where the 2B was, since bader had to run so far.

but it was a great play.

oh dang. a walk with two out. why can't we just have what we want when we want it?

   15. phredbird Posted: July 22, 2021 at 10:05 PM (#6030096)

wow, reyes strikes out the last batter on a really nasty pitch to mariznik (sp?).

cards win!!!

good night and good luck.
   16. Shohei Brotani (formerly LA Hombre) Posted: July 22, 2021 at 10:40 PM (#6030098)
In a 1-run game, Adam Eaton made a nice play and a great throw to gun down one hustle double, made a sliding stop to keep another double into a single, and then the Angels turned a double play. None of the infielders the Angels had been playing in right field would have made the plays Eaton did. If they hadn't signed Eaton, it would have been another blown lead.
   17. Shohei Brotani (formerly LA Hombre) Posted: July 22, 2021 at 11:02 PM (#6030101)
The Angels pull one out! They win scoring just 3 runs or fewer for just the third time this season.
   18. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: July 23, 2021 at 12:00 AM (#6030102)
NY pitcher throws 4! wild pitches in the 10th, giving the Red Sox a chance to have the runner from second score easily after the first 2, then 2 more after a Xander walk and a sac fly by Renfroe wins it. That is one ugly win, but Red Sox fans will take it!
   19. Howie Menckel Posted: July 23, 2021 at 12:34 AM (#6030103)
Stats By STATS
@StatsBySTATS
·
24m
The Yankees' Brooks Kriske is the first pitcher in MLB history to throw 4+ wild pitches in a single extra inning.
   20. The Yankee Clapper Posted: July 23, 2021 at 01:04 AM (#6030105)
Kenley Jansen making the 9th inning exciting again. Started with a 3-1 lead, leaves trailing 5-3.
   21. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: July 23, 2021 at 01:07 AM (#6030106)
Well, that Kenley Jansen inning was a slow moving train wreck. There were several spots where anyone else would have been pulled. But closers gotta close and closers don't get pulled until they've lost the game. He got killed by his defense being slow on fielding a grounder, but he also just pitched horribly.
   22. Howie Menckel Posted: July 23, 2021 at 09:45 AM (#6030123)
ladies and gents, meet your CLEVELAND GUARDIANS !
   23. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: July 23, 2021 at 11:04 AM (#6030137)
Is it just me, or is that an unbelievably crappy name for a sports team? I can't even put my finger on why.
   24. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: July 23, 2021 at 11:04 AM (#6030138)
I was kind of hoping they would go back to one of their old names, like Blues or Spiders.
   25. John DiFool2 Posted: July 23, 2021 at 11:16 AM (#6030140)
As a native Clevelander (who hopes to catch some Sox games in late Aug. there), that name blows big hairy festering chunks.
   26. Ziggy: social distancing since 1980 Posted: July 23, 2021 at 11:20 AM (#6030141)
I was kind of hoping they would go back to one of their old names, like Blues or Spiders.


+1

But expecting MLB to do something stupid will rarely disappoint you.
   27. Howie Menckel Posted: July 23, 2021 at 01:46 PM (#6030178)
Cleveland Rocks

was that so hard?
   28. Karl from NY Posted: July 23, 2021 at 01:58 PM (#6030179)
Guardians totally has the vibe of being the output of a corporate marketing committee focus group. It feels completely fake, baseball teams don't guard anything and neither does Cleveland.

They couldn't go with Spiders though. If a casual fan has heard of the old Spiders at all, they know them as the losingest team ever.
   29. Tom Nawrocki Posted: July 23, 2021 at 02:06 PM (#6030184)
Cleveland Rocks

was that so hard?


That name is more or less already taken.
   30. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: July 23, 2021 at 02:31 PM (#6030189)
Guardians totally has the vibe of being the output of a corporate marketing committee focus group. It feels completely fake, baseball teams don't guard anything and neither does Cleveland.
But think of the potential for co-marketing with Marvel.
   31. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: July 23, 2021 at 02:52 PM (#6030193)
If a casual fan has heard of the old Spiders at all, they know them as the losingest team ever.

That's why the '62 Mets changed their name to the New York Totallynotloserssoshutthehellup.
   32. rr: cosmopolitan elite Posted: July 24, 2021 at 04:16 AM (#6030240)
Wikepedia:

The Hope Memorial Bridge (formerly the Lorain–Carnegie Bridge) is a 5,865-foot-long (1,788 m) art deco truss bridge crossing the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio. The bridge connects Lorain Avenue on Cleveland's west side and Carnegie Avenue on the east side, terminating just short of Progressive Field. Four pairs of statues designed by sculptor Henry Hering and architect Frank Walker – officially named the Guardians of Traffic[3] – stand on pylons at each end of the viaduct, symbolizing progress in transportation.[4] On July 23, 2021, the Cleveland Indians announced that they will change their name to the Cleveland Guardians at the end of the 2021 season, in honor of the Guardians of Traffic.[5]


The new logo reflects the statue.

“We are excited to usher in the next era of the deep history of baseball in Cleveland,” team owner and chairman Paul Dolan said in a statement. “Cleveland has and always will be the most important part of our identity. Therefore, we wanted a name that strongly represents the pride, resiliency and loyalty of Clevelanders. ‘Guardians’ reflects those attributes that define us while drawing on the iconic Guardians of Traffic just outside the ballpark on the Hope Memorial Bridge. It brings to life the pride Clevelanders take in our city and the way we fight together for all who choose to be part of the Cleveland baseball family. While ‘Indians’ will always be a part of our history, our new name will help unify our fans and city as we are all Cleveland Guardians.


-wkyc.com

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