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2019 Spring Training News

Discussion in 'MLB Discussion' started by DeadlySplitter, Feb 20, 2019.

  1. DeadlySplitter

    DeadlySplitter Member SoSH Member

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    The first spring training game between Seattle-Oakland is tomorrow, so it's time to transition from the offseason thread, IMO.

    And what perfect timing... Lowrie is hurt again.

    Mike Puma‏Verified account @NYPost_Mets 57m57 minutes ago
    Jed Lowrie is dealing with left knee soreness, Mets are limiting his activity.

    Mike Puma‏Verified account @NYPost_Mets 10m10 minutes ago
    Jed Lowrie says he will likely have an MRI tomorrow. Knee discomfort began in recent days as he was ramping up baseball activity.
     
  2. DeadlySplitter

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    Josh Harrison got a really low deal from the Tigers - just 1 year, 2M, up to 3M possible.

    Jon Heyman‏Verified account @JonHeyman 2h2 hours ago
    Josh Harrison: 2M guaranteed plus 1M incentives on tigers deal. strong defender is expected to start at 2B, and he grabs one of the remaining MLB deals.
     
  3. DeadlySplitter

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  7. Ale Xander

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    Heard on 99.3 Ft. Myers radio that (1st opinion) is that it's torn and it's a no earlier than 2020 return after TJS.
     
  8. Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat

    Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat has big, douchey shoulders Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    That sucks. I love watching him play.
     
  9. InsideTheParker

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    Oh, what I shame. I really like Perez. Will they be looking for another catcher now? Because I believe the Sox have a spare.
     
  10. DeadlySplitter

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    Heyman reporting his season is basically over. of course we saw Vaz take most of another year to get arm strength back.

    Jon Heyman‏Verified account @JonHeyman 47m47 minutes ago
    Breaking: Tommy John surgery has been recommended for Royals star catcher Salvador Perez. He is expected to have the surgery next week, and would be back for the 2020 season.
     
  11. bosockboy

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    That would be a terrific opportunity for Swihart.
     
  12. The Gray Eagle

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    We should loan him to KC for this season, soccer style.
     
  13. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    Martin Maldonado is still a FA, Heyman said KC was talking to him already.
     
  14. mauidano

    mauidano Mai Tais for everyone! SoSH Member

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    Pretty much the heart and soul of their team. A fan favorite for KC. Huge loss. We didn't even get time to start the Tommy John Pool for 2019 and a couple guys are down. What a really tough thing for a player to have to endure.
     
  15. LogansDad

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    Oh man, that's terrible news on Perez. Such a fun player to watch, hope he can be reasonably close to full strength again next year.
     
  16. SemperFidelisSox

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    Not news, but Vlad Guerrero Jr looks like a sumo wrestler.nNo way that body holds up as he ages, never mind 162 games. He’s listed at 250 and he’s only 19. He’ll be a DH by 25.
     
  17. jon abbey

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    Yeah, I heard the 'Panda' comparison made today. He wasn't a very good defender already, maybe they'll move him to 1B.
     
  18. Scoops Bolling

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    Yeah, the Blue Jays need to have him live with a personal trainer or something, because keeping that body under control is going to be really hard. Miggy managed to maintain his agility for a few years before the Venezuelan home cooking brought him down, but Vladdy Jr. looks like an even tougher case. Sending him down to AAA and a likely shitty diet is not going to be the way to get that regime in place.
     
  19. Imbricus

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    Somehow, this feels appropriate:
     
  20. YTF

    YTF Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Maybe he should ought to try a vegetarian diet for a while. Worked wonders for Prince Fielder.
     
  21. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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  22. SemperFidelisSox

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    Vlad Jr out 3 weeks with a strained oblique muscle. Shocking.
     
  23. crow216

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    You're saying that it's a fake injury? Why on earth would VGJr even play along??
     
  24. splendid splinter

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    Since Semper wrote a few posts up that there was no way Vlad’s body would hold up over the long haul with his poor conditioning, I think he’s saying it’s no surprise he strained an oblique.
     
  25. crow216

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    Ah. I thought it was a comment on Toronto faking the injury for service time.
     
  26. jon abbey

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    Los Angeles Angels‏Verified account @Angels 12m12 minutes ago

    Verified account 11m11 minutes ago

    Jo Adell underwent imaging today on his right ankle and left hamstring. Results confirm grade 2+ right ankle sprain and grade 1+ left hamstring strain. A general timeline for return to play is 10-12 weeks.

     
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  28. Ford Frick's Asterisk

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    If it's true they're bringing him in to play center instead of right, I wouldn't bet on him being any better. It would also be a likely factor in why he couldn't get a better deal earlier in the off-season.

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  29. Lowrielicious

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    Whitesox vs Dodgers game on just now.
    Bottom of the 4th inning with dodgers hitting.
    Play by play:
    K
    SS throwing error
    HR
    HR
    (Pitching change)
    SS throwing error
    SS fielding error
    K
    HR
    K
     
  30. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    Wow, that is gorgeous symmetry, 3 HRs, 3 SS errors, 3 Ks. Like a baseball haiku...
     
  31. jon abbey

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    Chris McCosky‏ @cmccosky
    Michael Fulmer has been shut down temporarily. Team is saying only that they need to refine his lower body mechanics
     
  32. cromulence

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    I'm guessing you're finally off the bandwagon? So glad they never went through with a trade for him - I never got the appeal.
     
  33. jon abbey

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    Yeah, heh, another case where the front office knows way more than I do. He was really impressive in 2016 and the first 2/3 of 2017, but he hasn't been the same since late that season.

    Pitchers are such a crapshoot in general, I'm glad my actual job doesn't involve trying to evaluate and predict them.
     
  34. jon abbey

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    No one seems to know what happened yet, but AJ Hinch just went ballistic on Angel Hernandez and got tossed one pitch into today's game.
     
  35. DeadlySplitter

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    Harper was hit on the ankle today, but sounds like it will be the minimum contusion / day-to-day.
     
  36. DeadlySplitter

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    http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/26276898/hinch-tossed-says-ump-known-overreaction

     
  37. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    Hehe that is awesome.
     
  38. The_Powa_of_Seiji_Ozawa

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  39. jon abbey

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    Verified account 30m30 minutes ago
    Tigers just announced that Michael Fulmer has been recommended for Tommy John surgery after undergoing MRI and consulting with Dr. James Andrews. He's seeking a third opinion.
     
  40. Cumberland Blues

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    So now do we need to add "refining lower body mechanics" to the list of TJ warning signs?
     
  41. RIrooter09

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    Speaking of which, are we doing the TJS contest this year?
     
  42. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Always fun, feel free to start it!
     
  43. DeadlySplitter

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  45. VORP Speed

    VORP Speed Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Good deal. They love his bat and he’s a reasonable defender at 2B or corner OF.
     
  46. Danny_Darwin

    Danny_Darwin Member SoSH Member

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    Rosenthal reports the Brewers are talking deal with Kimbrel. Yikes if that happens.
     
  47. Hendu for Kutch

    Hendu for Kutch Member SoSH Member

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    What's their plan with him this year? His minor numbers were pretty eye-popping for a MI.
     
  48. bosockboy

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    Yikes for...? The NL Central?
     
  49. Plympton91

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    Why can’t we get relievers like that.
     
  50. Danny_Darwin

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    That’s what I meant, yes.
     

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