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Friday, February 22, 2019

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 2-22-2019

Pittsburgh Press, February 22, 1919:

Under Charley Herzog and Christy Mathewson, the Cincinnati Reds used the “hit and run” system of play extensively, even though it failed to bring results.
...
Now comes Pat Moran, who says that he does not care very much for the play, and who will use it only when it is plain that it should not be set aside. Pat says it’s a great play when you have the men you can make it, but when you haven’t that kind of players, what’s the use?

Coincidentally (or not), the 1919 Reds won 96 games and the World Series.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: February 22, 2019 at 01:13 PM | 15 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: February 22, 2019 at 01:15 PM (#5817389)
Not a strong Birthday Team. Daniel Nava is second in career WAR among position players. Today's team is recommended if you like Mariners and Pilots pitchers.

C: Bill Baker (1.3 WAR)
1B: Casey Kotchman (7.5 WAR)
2B: Kelly Johnson (17.9 WAR)
3B: Russ Johnson (2.6 WAR)
SS: Johnny Lucadello (1.0 WAR)
LF: Daniel Nava (8.3 WAR)
CF: Eric Yelding (-1.7 WAR)
RF: Joe Lefebvre (3.8 WAR)

SP: Clarence Mitchell (23.4 WAR)
SP: Steve Barber (17.3 WAR)
SP: Jumbo McGinnis (8.9 WAR)
SP: German Marquez (8.7 WAR)
SP: Brian Duensing (6.2 WAR)
RP: J.J. Putz (13.1 WAR)
RP: Kazuhiro Sasaki (3.7 WAR)

#####: ##### Tebeau
Fun names: Pat Hilly, Rocky Gale
Fun player: Ryne Duren
Manager: Sparky Anderson
Umpire: Bill Klem
   2. Tom Nawrocki Posted: February 22, 2019 at 01:28 PM (#5817392)
In his last 17 starts last year, German Marquez was 9-3 with a 2.47 ERA, and hit .303. People are excited about that Rockies rotation.
   3. puck Posted: February 22, 2019 at 02:21 PM (#5817408)
And Jon Gray is in the best shape of his life! Supposedly added 25 lbs of muscle.
   4. sanny manguillen Posted: February 22, 2019 at 02:26 PM (#5817412)
Today's starting lineup would have been a good Triple A lineup back before the farm system.

This is my annual thanks to Dan Lee for doing the Dugout every day, especially through the months where there are no games.
   5. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: February 22, 2019 at 03:28 PM (#5817428)
This is my annual thanks to Dan Lee for doing the Dugout every day, especially through the months where there are no games.

Concur, enthusiastically!
   6. Qufini Posted: February 22, 2019 at 03:33 PM (#5817431)
Ervin Santana to the White Sox on a minor league deal ($4.3 million if he makes the team)
Marwin Gonzalez to the Twins on a 2-year $21 million deal
   7. SandyRiver Posted: February 22, 2019 at 03:54 PM (#5817440)
BBRef gives Duren 5.8 WAR (as a pitcher - minus 0.8 as a "batter"), so a bit better than RP#2. He had terrible vision, even with his Coke-bottle bottom eyeglasses. One MiLB scouting report quipped, "Duren could throw the ball through a brick wall, if he could see the wall." His warm-up routine upon entering the game was to throw as hard as he could, in the general direction of home plate. Seeing a rocket launcher firing pitches that hit 10+ feet up the wall behind the plate must've impressed some batters. Had 2 decent seasons in NY before his walk rate began to resemble his IP.
   8. Ziggy: social distancing since 1980 Posted: February 22, 2019 at 04:08 PM (#5817446)
I've seen worse teams. They've got a member of the (Japanese) hall of fame.
   9. The Yankee Clapper Posted: February 22, 2019 at 04:25 PM (#5817453)
Baseball has returned, albeit of the Spring Training variety, with the MLB Network broadcast of A's @ Mariners. Ichiro's 2-RBI an obvious portent of a dominant season.
   10. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: February 22, 2019 at 04:32 PM (#5817456)
And I'm working remotely today! Just turned on the game. This makes me happy.
   11. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: February 22, 2019 at 04:43 PM (#5817462)
...although whoever keeps blowing that bugle (????) really needs to stop.
   12. JJ1986 Posted: February 23, 2019 at 02:40 PM (#5817601)
Tim Tebow looks really ####### thick for a baseball player.
   13. The Yankee Clapper Posted: February 23, 2019 at 08:31 PM (#5817637)
The Kieboom brothers are both on the field for the Nationals. Could be an explosive combination if both come through this season.
   14. The Yankee Clapper Posted: February 23, 2019 at 08:49 PM (#5817640)
Sure enough, Spencer Kieboom blasts a 3-run HR.
   15. Der-K's emotional investment is way up Posted: February 23, 2019 at 11:17 PM (#5817650)
Hanley Ramirez to CLE (minor league deal)

Agree on Tebow.

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