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#51 ScubaSteveAvery


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Posted 21 April 2011 - 09:11 AM

He's outpitching his peripherals, but I'd still take him over Lackey right now.

#52 mabrowndog


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Posted 26 April 2011 - 08:19 AM

The sun will rise, the sun will set, and Carl Everett will still be an asshole.

Arrested for assault with deadly weapon

#53 Lose Remerswaal


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Posted 26 April 2011 - 09:51 AM

I'm surprised (and pleased) that the headline refers to him as an ex-Met.

#54 24JoshuaPoint


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Posted 26 April 2011 - 10:05 AM

That is some good stuff right there. Tampering with a witness??

#55 robssecondjob

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 10:21 AM

A slightly more in-depth article on Carl Everett's arrest:

http://www2.tbo.com/.../news-breaking/

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 11:29 AM

Brandon Marshall wannabe

#57 Prodigal Sox

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 11:31 AM

That is some good stuff right there. Tampering with a witness??

Was he trying to get him to agree that dinosauers didn't exist?

#58 SoxScout


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Posted 27 April 2011 - 11:34 PM

This kid is turning out to be rather insane.

ARLINGTON -- Double-A Frisco outfielder Engel Beltre has been suspended indefinitely by the Texas League for his role in an altercation with fans after Tuesday's game in San Antonio.

The suspension will likely be for 10 days. Beltre will be assigned to extended spring training in Arizona until the suspension is over.

The altercation occurred moments after the Roughriders' 7-6 loss that saw manager Steve Buechele and pitching coach Jeff Andrews ejected from the game in the top of the ninth inning.

San Antonio led, 7-5, with two outs in the ninth when a possible three-run home run by Roughriders designated hitter Mike Bianucci was overturned and changed to a ground-rule double. Instead of an 8-7 lead, the Roughriders ended up getting just one run and the next batter popped out to end the game.

That's when the altercation broke out between Roughriders players and a group of unruly fans. Beltre allegedly threw a plastic trash can into the stands. Two fans were arrested and Beltre has been suspended. He is the only Roughriders player expected to be suspended, but the Rangers are still looking into the matter.

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110427&content_id=18325778&vkey=news_tex&c_id=tex

Last year: http://deadspin.com/#!5555475/minor-leaguer-incites-bench+clearing-brawl-in-middle-of-home-run-trot

Edited by SoxScout, 27 April 2011 - 11:35 PM.


#59 Goosfraba

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 06:06 PM

This kid is turning out to be rather insane.


http://mlb.mlb.com/n...ws_tex&c_id=tex

Last year: http://deadspin.com/...f-home-run-trot


He's only 21, still time to be straightened out before he starts attacking fans with machetes and trying to set them on fire.

#60 mabrowndog


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Posted 11 May 2011 - 07:01 PM

Utility infielder Kevin Frandsen, who played 17 games for the PawSox last year before getting caught in a roster crunch and claimed off waivers by the Giants, has been suspended 50 games after testing positive for ritalinic acid.

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Ritalinic Acid, or Methylphenidate, is a psychostimulant drug commonly used for treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. The drug stimulates the central nervous system, helping to increase alertness and combat fatigue.



If he actually has ADD and got railroaded over this, that would really suck.

#61 mabrowndog


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Posted 23 May 2011 - 06:11 PM

Hold your laughter, but the Braves have signed Julio Lugo to a minor league contract pending a physical.





#62 teejay1324

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 06:37 AM

Lenny DiNardo is back with the A's, he signed a minor league deal and reported to their triple-A team. And less importantly, the sandwich shop/sports bar I work at has temporarily renamed our Esposito an Italian style sandwich as the Lenny Dinardo while the Bruins play the Lighting and Lenny called the bar yesterday to thank us for giving him a sandwich for a bit.

#63 sfip


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Posted 28 May 2011 - 06:52 AM

2 of the 25 face each other in Atlanta today. Arroyo vs. Lowe.

#64 worm0082


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Posted 29 May 2011 - 01:43 AM

Got this in my work email the other day.

I am very pleased to announce that Douglas P. MacNeil will be joining the Human Resources staff as Director of Human Resources effective May 23, 2011.

Doug was formerly Director of Employment and HR Operations at Health Alliance Hospital, an affiliate of UMass Memorial Health Care where he had responsibility for recruitment, benefits, HRIS, Compensation and Payroll functions. Prior to his work at Health Alliance Hospital, he served as the Recruitment Manager at Children’s Hospital Boston. Doug comes to us with a strong foundation in recruitment, customer service, HR systems and processes, performance management, HR metrics and both labor and employee relations. He has received his certification as an HR Generalist from the Society of Human Resource Management and is an AIRS certified recruitment specialist. Doug is in the process of completing his MBA from the University of Massachusetts, Isenberg School of Management. And yes, for those of you who might recognize the name, from June 1991 to April 1993, Doug was a professional baseball pitcher for none other than The Boston Red Sox. Please join me in welcoming Doug to our Human Resources team.


Guy never made it past Single A

http://www.baseball-...id=macnei001dou

Edited by worm0082, 29 May 2011 - 01:52 AM.


#65 Adrian's Dome

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 02:17 AM

Old pal David Pauley picked up the win against the MFY earlier today. Pitched a few innings against them the last two days without giving up a run.

#66 Lose Remerswaal


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Posted 31 May 2011 - 07:52 AM

Dusty Brown called up by

Spoiler


You had to look to see where he was, didn't you?

Edited by Lose Remerswaal, 31 May 2011 - 07:53 AM.


#67 mt8thsw9th


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Posted 31 May 2011 - 09:44 AM

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helping to increase alertness and combat fatigue.



If he actually has ADD and got railroaded over this, that would really suck.


I'd imagine he's a little shell shocked over this.

#68 vadertime

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 12:53 PM

Manny Delcarmen released by the Mariners after posting a 5.14 ERA in AAA.

http://www.rotoworld...manny-delcarmen

#69 OBPercent1

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 04:27 PM

Manny Delcarmen released by the Mariners after posting a 5.14 ERA in AAA.

http://www.rotoworld...manny-delcarmen



And then picked up by the Rangers looks like they have the pennant tied up now



http://www.rotoworld...manny-delcarmen

#70 mabrowndog


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Posted 04 June 2011 - 07:52 AM

Astros release Bill Hall and his $3M deal after he puts up a .224/.272/.240/.512 line in 158 PA.

#71 AardsmaToZupcic

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 03:36 PM

Curt Schilling was just on stage at E3 showing off 38pitches new game, Reckoning's he seemed awful nervous talking about it on stage.

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#72 TheYaz67

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 03:27 PM

Nice piece on the "Amazin Avenue" site, detailing how Bay lost his ability to hit for power, and how the stats say it might not be coming back, since he can't seem to punish the fastballs he once feasted on....

Bay Power Drop Off

Just another case of Theo having a knack for knowing when to move on....

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 09:28 AM

Nice piece on the "Amazin Avenue" site, detailing how Bay lost his ability to hit for power, and how the stats say it might not be coming back, since he can't seem to punish the fastballs he once feasted on....

Bay Power Drop Off

Just another case of Theo having a knack for knowing when to move on....



Yeah, except word has it he hits bomb after bomb into the upper decks during Batting practice. seems to me he just needs a change of scenary. I think Citi Field has gotten into his head

#74 mabrowndog


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Posted 08 June 2011 - 10:46 AM

Yeah, except word has it he hits bomb after bomb into the upper decks during Batting practice. seems to me he just needs a change of scenary. I think Citi Field has gotten into his head


You're kidding, right?

Batting practice results carry no value whatsoever as a prediction tool. Pitches are usually thrown by coaches (aka ballplayers who were never that good, retired eons ago, or both) tossing harmless stuff in the low-mid 80's at best, and often right in the batter's wheelhouse. No mid-upper 90's fastballs, no funky arm angles, no late break or sink. Just straight garbage which, if located properly, a hitter can cream with the sweet spot.

BP is used primarily to keep a batter's body and muscles limbered up, and keep his swing mechanics and hand-eye coordination sound. To a lesser extent it's an opportunity to work on situational/directional hitting fundamentals (bunting, hitting behind the runner, taking outside pitches to the opposite field), and instill some measure of confidence and relaxation through making solid contact. It has never been meant to precisely replicate actual game conditions.

Edited by mabrowndog, 08 June 2011 - 10:47 AM.


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Posted 08 June 2011 - 10:59 AM

You're kidding, right?

Batting practice results carry no value whatsoever as a prediction tool. Pitches are usually thrown by coaches (aka ballplayers who were never that good, retired eons ago, or both) tossing harmless stuff in the low-mid 80's at best, and often right in the batter's wheelhouse. No mid-upper 90's fastballs, no funky arm angles, no late break or sink. Just straight garbage which, if located properly, a hitter can cream with the sweet spot.

BP is used primarily to keep a batter's body and muscles limbered up, and keep his swing mechanics and hand-eye coordination sound. To a lesser extent it's an opportunity to work on situational/directional hitting fundamentals (bunting, hitting behind the runner, taking outside pitches to the opposite field), and instill some measure of confidence and relaxation through making solid contact. It has never been meant to precisely replicate actual game conditions.


read the article though.... the argument is about exactly what your saying BP is used for

#76 URI


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Posted 08 June 2011 - 11:09 AM

Maybe I'm missing something, but isn't the article about how he can't catch up to 90+mph fastballs, especially inside, anymore?

I mean, maybe his point is that he's having trouble with flat tosses coming in 10-15mph slower, grooved because of CitiField. I just didn't see it in the article anywhere.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 11:44 AM

That is like saying you can pick super models if they were in the fat chick sorority house because you were killing it with girls there last night.

#78 RedOctober3829


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Posted 08 June 2011 - 04:27 PM

Padres call up Anthony Rizzo per Gordon Edes.

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 09:48 AM

Bill Hall going to the Giants.

The Giants, reacting swiftly to the loss of second baseman Freddy Sanchez, will sign free-agent infielder Bill Hall, according to a major-league source.

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#80 vadertime

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 01:02 PM

Willy Mo Pena called by Diamondbacks. Amazingly, he's still just 29.

http://www.rotoworld...

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 01:57 PM

Willy Mo Pena called by Diamondbacks. Amazingly, he's still just 29.

http://www.rotoworld...


Had a ridiculous .363/.439/.726 triple slash in AAA.

#82 absintheofmalaise


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Posted 21 June 2011 - 04:22 PM

And Julio Lugo has been put on the Braves 25 man roster. I guess this was the major news that there have been rumors about. Is Nomar the only one they've missed lately?

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 10:50 PM

Had a ridiculous .363/.439/.726 triple slash in AAA.


And he homered in his first game in the bigs since 2008.

#84 bsj


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Posted 22 June 2011 - 09:14 AM

And he homered in his first game in the bigs since 2008.


And struck out twice. Of his nine swings, five of them missed the ball entirely, while two went for fouls.

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 11:09 AM

And struck out twice. Of his nine swings, five of them missed the ball entirely, while two went for fouls.

Even the home run looks familiar:

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A waist-high 93.5 mph four-seam fastball grooved over the center of the plate is the type of pitch Pena can hit.

#86 repole

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 01:51 PM

He hit what is apparently the third longest home run ever hit at Comerica last night to put the DBacks up 7-6 in the 8th. Amazingly, it was off a curve ball (a hanger admittedly).

I know Wily Mo was a bit of a polarizing player around these parts, but there are few things I enjoy in sports more than watching him swing as hard as he can and connect on a pitch.

Edited by repole, 25 June 2011 - 01:52 PM.


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Posted 26 June 2011 - 02:12 AM

He hit what is apparently the third longest home run ever hit at Comerica last night to put the DBacks up 7-6 in the 8th. Amazingly, it was off a curve ball (a hanger admittedly).

I know Wily Mo was a bit of a polarizing player around these parts, but there are few things I enjoy in sports more than watching him swing as hard as he can and connect on a pitch.


I remember him hitting the transparent plexiglas panels high over the CF wall in Toronto, he's the only player I can remember doing that. He might have the strongest pure swing in MLB.

For all the guy's failings as a baseball player, I agree with you that there's few things more exciting than seeing him absolutely launch one. He's got to put on some kind of a show in BP.

#88 TheYaz67

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 07:32 AM

He's got to put on some kind of a show in BP.


Straight out of the linked article....

"I didn't move too much," deadpanned Tigers left fielder Casper Wells, who homered and doubled in the loss. "I've seen him hit balls like that. He was on a rehab stint when I was in low A and I saw him hit batting practice. He was unbelievable."



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Posted 26 June 2011 - 10:59 AM

In 13 games from May 22 to June 20 (6 before a DL stint, 7 after) Hanley Ramirez was 3-for-24 with 11 Ks while batting in the 2, 5, 6, 9 and leadoff spots. Since moving to cleanup under new manager Jack McKeon, he's 7-for-16 in four games.

After winning his first 5 starts, Justin Masterson is 0-6 in his last 11. This despite going at least 6 innings while allowing 2 runs or less in 7 of those 11 games. His overall ERA is 2.98 with a 2.14 K/BB.

After starting off June 2-for-30 with 13 Ks in his first 9 games, Jason Bay is 14-for-37 with just 7 Ks in his last 9 games (.378/.395/.514/.908). But not so fast... it really boils down to being fortunate enough to bat just about as often vs LHP (18 PA) and RHP (19 PA) over that stretch. His splits have been extreme all season (.302/.397/.453/.850 vs .216/.287/.269/.555) and this recent "hot streak" isn't much different. Against LHP: 10 H, 1 TR, 1 HR, 1 BB, .556/.579/.833/1.412; vs RHP: 4 H, .211/.211/.211/.422.

Derek Lowe has one win in his last 13 starts dating back to April 20.

The Pirates DFAd Dusty Brown yesterday, and the Phillies released J.C. Romero.

Edited by mabrowndog, 26 June 2011 - 11:36 AM.


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Posted 28 June 2011 - 07:46 AM

Indians promote Chisenhall, at the expense of Adam Everett, who was traded by the Sox for Carl (no relation) Everett.

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 04:39 PM

Taylor "The Other" Buchholz, who was briefly the Sox' property over the winter before being DFA'd and snagged by the Mets, "will remain on the DL with depression/anxiety for the foreseeable future". He was originally sidelined with shoulder fatigue.

ESPN-NY

#92 repole

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 10:38 AM

http://www.thepostga...ad-wily-mo-pena

Nice piece on Wily Mo, including this gem of a line:

"I'm just like a bottle of wine," Wily Mo says. "The older I get, the better I get."



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Posted 08 July 2011 - 10:23 PM

Jason Bay just butchered a long drive to the left field wall by Pablo Sandoval. He went back to the track and then started feeling for the wall far far too soon because the warning track is wiiiiide. Poor Bay. Cost a run.

#94 WenZink

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 02:53 PM

Former Sox SS, Don Buddin, dead at 77.

I guess I'm one of the few that actually saw Buddin work his "magic" in the infield. When I first became a Sox fan, as a kid, Buddin was the scapegoat for all that was wrong with team -- ranging from incompetence to racism. Fangraphs has a surprisingly insightful obit on Buddin, including the fact that Buddin actually demonstrated excellent range at SS, while booting so many of the easy plays.

http://www.fangraphs...n-boston-booed/

Rest in peace, Mr. Buddin.... and sorry about that time I booed you, but I was only 6 and was easily influenced.

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 05:10 PM

Braves left side of the infield today: Julio Lugo at third, Alex Gonzalez at short.

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 12:03 PM

Braves left side of the infield today: Julio Lugo at third, Alex Gonzalez at short.


Lugo 2011 is karmic revenge for the version of Edgar Renteria that the Braves got, compared to what the Red Sox got from him. I feel no sympathy for them.

#97 Brianish

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 01:29 PM

Manny DC released by the Rangers:

http://twitter.com/#!/Evan_P_Grant/statuses/91211069552459777

Edited by Brianish, 13 July 2011 - 01:30 PM.


#98 vadertime

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 02:43 PM

Manny DC released by the Rangers:

http://twitter.com/#!/Evan_P_Grant/statuses/91211069552459777


this might be it for him. 2nd time he's been released from AAA this year.

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 05:23 PM

At least in exchange for poor ol' MDC we got Chris Balcom-Miller, who is currently getting pummeled in AA for Portland. For once, the people screaming to sell high on MDC in 2007-2008 were right.

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 07:40 AM

this might be it for him. 2nd time he's been released from AAA this year.

The NESN story on his release said he chose to sign a AAA contract with Seattle despite having a major league offer on the table from an NL team. Oops.

I hope he can get himself straightened out and stick somewhere.