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Friday, December 13, 2019

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 12-13-2019

Memphis News Scimitar, December 13, 1919:

Charles Comiskey, owner of the Chicago White Sox, expressed the belief [two days ago] that unless there was a change in the presidency of the American league and of the chairmanship of the national commission the league might not be in existence beyond next July 4.

“Conditions in the American league are awful, terrible,” was the way he put it. He insisted his faction had done everything possible at the New York meeting to settle the controversy amicably but that President Johnson and his supporters “refused absolutely to come to an understanding.”

This meltdown was over the Carl Mays sale from Boston to New York. Mays had walked away from the Red Sox and refused to play, Johnson suspended him indefinitely, and Boston sold Mays to the Yankees. Johnson said they could sell Mays because he was suspended, the Yankees sued and got an injunction allowing Mays to play, and basically the American League owners and Ban Johnson spent the next few months looking like that meme with a woman yelling at a cat.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: December 13, 2019 at 09:44 AM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: December 13, 2019 at 09:47 AM (#5908406)
Good pitching staff on today's Birthday Team, but Larry Doby isn't going to get much support from his fellow position players.

C: Matt LeCroy (0.4 WAR)
1B: Bill Everitt (9.5 WAR)
2B: Gleyber Torres (6.8 WAR)
3B: Hank Majeski (13.4 WAR)
SS: Dale Berra (5.5 WAR)
LF: George Shuba (3.0 WAR)
CF/Manager: Larry Doby (49.6 WAR)
RF: Bubba Morton (4.3 WAR)

SP: Fergie Jenkins (84.1 WAR)
SP: Non-Brewery Jack Taylor (35.0 WAR)
SP: Carl Erskine (13.7 WAR)
SP: Ricky Nolasco (13.5 WAR)
SP: Billy Loes (7.9 WAR)
RP: Lindy McDaniel (28.2 WAR)

Fun names: Spec Harkness, Leonidas Lee, Buckshot May, Scat Metha
   2. Der-K: at 10% emotional investment Posted: December 13, 2019 at 12:46 PM (#5908504)
Tb signs tsutsugo for 2/~12, plus a 20% posting fee
   3. Hank Gillette Posted: December 13, 2019 at 01:44 PM (#5908520)
Johnson said they could sell Mays because he was suspended…

This clause needs a “not” in it, I think.
   4. bobm Posted: December 13, 2019 at 07:44 PM (#5908609)
The Mets, [Yoenis] Cespedes and the MLBPA negotiated a restructuring of the $29.5 million the outfielder was owed in the final year of his contract, The Post’s Joel Sherman reported.

Cespedes was recovering from double heel surgery in May when he fractured his ankle on his ranch in May. The Mets investigated the circumstances of that injury, stopped paying the outfielder and filed a grievance, a source told Sherman. 

   5. puck Posted: December 13, 2019 at 08:36 PM (#5908615)
Tb signs tsutsugo for 2/~12, plus a 20% posting fee

That's not a lot, is there a projection for him? OPSes of .899 to 1.110 the last 4 seasons.
   6. PreservedFish Posted: December 13, 2019 at 08:45 PM (#5908619)
I don't get why they'd bury Lowe, who seems like a good young player. But the Rays are nuts, and they probably have some wacky scheme that perfectly maximizes Tsutsugo's abilities.
   7. Der-K: at 10% emotional investment Posted: December 16, 2019 at 04:28 PM (#5909074)
Avi Garcia to MIL, maybe for 2/20m
Adam Warren to NYY on a minor league deal - should see loads of minor league announcements in the next few days...
   8. JJ1986 Posted: December 16, 2019 at 04:51 PM (#5909086)
Rotoworld (with a real source) said Warren had TJ in September. Was that wrong?

Edit: I think he did and the reports of his games played incentives must be for 2021.
   9. Der-K: at 10% emotional investment Posted: December 16, 2019 at 04:56 PM (#5909089)
Yankees are basically paying him to rehab with them. Deal contains bonuses based on service time, plus an opt-out if he's not on the roster by September.
   10. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: December 16, 2019 at 05:48 PM (#5909114)
If the Yankees want to pay someone to rehab with them, David Robertson is available.
   11. Der-K: at 10% emotional investment Posted: December 16, 2019 at 10:02 PM (#5909159)
Warren signed a 2 year deal, it seems. That makes more sense.

Miley 2/15 w CIN
   12. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: December 17, 2019 at 08:44 AM (#5909189)
Reds currently have:

Sonny Gray
Luis Castillo
Trevor Bauer
Wade Miley
Anthony DeSclafini
Tyler Mahle

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