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#151 TheYaz67

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 08:19 AM

Box score of the week – Bronson Arroyo – 1 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 3 HR.

So who was the last pitcher to give up 3 HRs while getting no more than 3 outs? That would be Arroyo of course, on June 24, 2008.

Arroyo is "leading" the NL in homers – he has given up 40 so far (Pujols has only hit 34)....

I suspect if he was still pitching in the AL East, that number would be closer to 50 or 60 HR allowed. I wonder what the regular season record is in that category?

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 08:36 AM

I suspect if he was still pitching in the AL East, that number would be closer to 50 or 60 HR allowed. I wonder what the regular season record is in that category?

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#153 TheYaz67

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 08:55 AM

Thanks for that Lose.

That means he's got a shot at Lima's NL record of 48, assuming he gets 3 more starts. He has made more starts for the Reds than anyone else this year (29) and has managed to not give up a tater in only 8 of those games amazingly. The recent game was the 4th time this season he gave up 3 HR, and he also gave up 4 in one game.

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 01:41 PM

Time to Panic, Leskanic

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 01:51 PM

A .33 is pretty god damn high

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 02:24 PM

Time to Panic, Leskanic

A .33 is pretty god damn high


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Posted 14 September 2011 - 02:53 PM

A .33 is pretty god damn high


Understatement.

I ran one of those BAC calculators (i know, but it's just an estimate) and if he was drinking for three hours straight he'd need about nine beers and nine shots to get that 'high'. BEFORE you pick up your daughter. I don't really see any other explanation other than 'I was drinking all day.'

#158 TheYaz67

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 12:00 PM

That means he's got a shot at Lima's NL record of 48, assuming he gets 3 more starts. He has made more starts for the Reds than anyone else this year (29) and has managed to not give up a tater in only 8 of those games amazingly. The recent game was the 4th time this season he gave up 3 HR, and he also gave up 4 in one game.


Well, he gave up a magnificent 4 home runs last night (the game that eliminated them from postseason contention officially), so he's at 44, and slated to start 2 more game.

C'mon 49 home runs allowed! He's so close he can almost taste the record....

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 06:57 AM

There's an interesting piece in the Times explaining Casey Kotchman's better year at the plate: times

This past off-season,

Kotchman met in California with the doctor who performed his laser eye surgery in 2004. He underwent four treatments to loosen his tear glands.“They extracted them out of my lower eyelids,” Kotchman said, “so it was almost like popping a pimple.”

The procedure was painful — and, considering the gunk that oozed from his eyelids, a bit gross. But it cleared Kotchman’s vision, and he signed a minor league deal with his hometown Rays, who had lost first baseman Carlos Pena to free agency.

Kotchman played one game in the minors and was summoned to Tampa Bay when Manny Ramirez retired. He has stayed ever since, an unlikely contributor to an unexpected contender.



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Posted 21 September 2011 - 11:20 AM

Al Nipper is now the Tigers minor league pitching coordinator

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 09:57 PM

IBAF Baseball World Cup taking place here in Panama.

Panama vs. Puerto Rico. Panama leading 4-2 in the top of the 8th. Up for Puerto Rico: Cesar Crespo.

#162 OttoC


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Posted 05 October 2011 - 10:36 AM

I'm surprised that no one had mentioned that there have been seven home runs hit in these playoff games by former Red Sox players--J. Damon, K. Shoppach x2, V. Martinez, A. Beltre x3.

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 03:01 AM

Congrats to Mike Lowell (1994 Chatham A's) and Eric Wedge (1988 Y-D Red Sox) on being selected for the Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame. They'll be formally inducted November 19 at the Monomoy Theater in Chatham.

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 06:45 PM

Phil Plantier is expected to be named the new hitting coach of the Padres tomorrow according to Rosenthal. I wonder where Greg Blosser is now?

#165 vadertime

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 06:27 PM

Tom Brunansky named Rochester's (AAA of Twins)new hitting coach.

http://mlb.mlb.com/n...rtnerId=rss_mlb

#166 Frank, Fenway

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 08:48 PM

Wily Mo heads to Japan?

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#167 Lose Remerswaal


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Posted 29 November 2011 - 08:32 AM

RJ back at AAA for the Orioles.

Which moves another former Red Sox, Gary Allenson, elsewhere TBD

Edited by Lose Remerswaal, 29 November 2011 - 08:32 AM.


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Posted 29 November 2011 - 12:00 PM

Ex-MLB player settles insider charges
By Todd Wallack | Globe Staff
November 29, 2011

A former Major League Baseball infielder who played briefly for the Red Sox has settled allegations that he committed insider trading, regulators said.

Jeffrey S. Richardson, who played three seasons in the majors, including 15 games with the Sox, allegedly bought stock in Genesis Energy LP, of Houston, in 2007 after learning from an inside source that the company was on the verge of acquiring several energy-related firms.

He tipped off two family members and a friend about the deal, the Securities and Exchange Commission alleged.

The SEC charged Richardson with insider trading, accusing him and his associates of collectively making a profit of $88,026. To settle the allegations, Richardson agreed to give up the profits, plus $21,534 in interest, and pay a civil penalty of $88,026. The settlement is subject to court approval.

Richardson, 46, played with the Cincinnati Reds in 1989, the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1991, and the Sox in 1993, according to Baseball-almanac.com.

He had a .176 career batting average and batted just .208 in 24 at-bats with the Sox. He lives in Grand Island, Neb.

Richardson told the Omaha World-Herald it was cheaper to settle the case than to contest it.

“We don’t feel like we did anything wrong,’’ he told the paper.

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#169 Rice4HOF

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 10:48 AM

No link, but I heard directly from a very close source, that Matt Stairs is interviewing at NESN to partner up with Eck and Rice for Sox baseball games next season.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 05:17 PM

Grumpy old friend Takashi Saito signs with the Diamondbacks. Saito has now had three effective and mostly healthy seasons in relief since receiving platelet injections in his elbow as an alternative to Tommy John surgery.

#171 JimRiceHOFer

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 10:38 PM

Mike Cameron to Natstown

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20111219&content_id=26197140&vkey=news_was&c_id=was

The Nationals have agreed on a Minor League deal with outfielder Mike Cameron. Manager Davey Johnson said that he is looking for power off the bench and Cameron, who will turn 39 on Jan. 8, could be one of his answers. Besides coming off the bench, Cameron could platoon with Roger Bernadina in center field.

This season, Cameron played for the Red Sox and Marlins and hit a combined .203, with nine home runs and 27 RBIs. He is best remembered for being traded from the Reds to the Mariners as part of the deal that sent Ken Griffey Jr. to Cincinnati after the 1999 season.

#172 mabrowndog


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Posted 23 December 2011 - 09:26 PM

Bob "Steamer" Stanley to serve as pitching coach for the Blue Jays' AAA club in Las Vegas.

Good for him.


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Posted 12 January 2012 - 06:48 PM

I assume Theo counts.

Bloomberg Sports, a leader in analytics, announced a partnership with the team on Thursday to design a new player-evaluation system for the baseball operations department.

It will include video and a statistical database and have mobile capabilities. It will presumably be the central place where Cubs personnel will file reports – scouting, background, medical – on their own players, opponents and potential draft picks and international signings.


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We look forward to developing a customized program that utilizes the most advanced and efficient technology available in the marketplace today to facilitate quicker, easier and more accurate access to all the sources of information we use to make baseball decisions."


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Posted 19 January 2012 - 02:31 PM

After the Yu article, the notes include old friend, 49 year old Jamie Moyer, signed a mL deal with the Rockies, according to Boston.com

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 05:18 AM

After the Yu article, the notes include old friend, 49 year old Jamie Moyer, signed a mL deal with the Rockies, according to Boston.com


49 year old coming off Tommy John surgery Jamie Moyer. Jesus. Just the fact any team would take a flier on him is staggering.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 08:52 PM

Denny Reyes signs a MiL deal with the O's. https://twitter.com/#!/mlbtrben/status/160536168008654848
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Posted 21 January 2012 - 04:31 PM

49 year old coming off Tommy John surgery Jamie Moyer. Jesus. Just the fact any team would take a flier on him is staggering.


He's gonna be the first to top Julio Franco's bid for being the first ML player with an AARP card.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 04:04 PM

Dustin Richardson ain't walking in that door.

At least not for 50 games.


According to reports, Richardson, 28, tested positive for a whole list of things: amphetamine, Letrozole and metabolite, Methandienone metabolite, Methenelone and metabolite, and Trenbolone and metabolite. Wow, now that's a violation I've ever seen one. Only if he's signed by a major league team, Richardson will be able to serve his 50-game suspension immediately.


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Posted 26 January 2012 - 05:23 PM

http://www.mlbtrader...an-wheeler.html

Wheeler is signed to a minor league deal with the Indians. Do we still a pick for him? Kinda lost track on that. I know even in the old one we only got a pick if he made the ML roster but even if he does do we get a pick at all?

#180 Brianish

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 05:24 PM

Dustin Richardson ain't walking in that door.

At least not for 50 games.


I like that we STILL got the better side of the Andrew Miller deal.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 10:09 AM

http://www.mlbtrader...an-wheeler.html

Wheeler is signed to a minor league deal with the Indians. Do we still a pick for him? Kinda lost track on that. I know even in the old one we only got a pick if he made the ML roster but even if he does do we get a pick at all?


Nope. Same thing happened last year when the Rays signed Felipe Lopez (Type B) to a minor league deal.

And how big a moron is Wheeler for declining the Sox' arbitration offer? He pretty much flushed a minimum of $3 million guaranteed money down the toilet.

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#182 MakMan44


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Posted 27 January 2012 - 11:16 AM

Nope. Same thing happened last year when the Rays signed Felipe Lopez (Type B) to a minor league deal.

And how big a moron is Wheeler for declining the Sox' arbitration offer? He pretty much flushed a minimum of $3 million guaranteed money down the toilet.


Over estimated the market. Either that or he had a hand shake agreement to turn it down if he was a Type B free agent, which he was least before the new CBA.

#183 sittingstill

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 09:48 PM

And how big a moron is Wheeler for declining the Sox' arbitration offer? He pretty much flushed a minimum of $3 million guaranteed money down the toilet.

Brian MacPherson implies pretty strongly that Wheeler wanted to get the hell out, at whatever cost.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 12:13 AM

Over estimated the market. Either that or he had a hand shake agreement to turn it down if he was a Type B free agent, which he was leaIst before the new CBA.


If memory serves, they agreed at the time his contract was signed that the Sox would offer arb, and he would turn it down. Except the new CBA did not garner a pick for him anyway. He may very well have been ruing that agreement from the time the new CBA went into effect.

edit - the absence of the supplemental pick is new as a result of the ml level deal. The lack of a compensatory pick is a result of his low FA rating and the new CBA. And wrt his feelings upon leaving, from a secondarily linked article off your first:

"Boston, I feel like, is still an option," he said. "I'll definitely keep that in mind. I hope they do make a phone call on my behalf and see where we're at."

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 07:33 PM

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Yankees sign MDC to a MiL deal. Holy crap I hope gets to the majors with them, although I doubt it. Lighting him up would be sweet justice for all the trouble he caused the Sox over the years. Hopefully that happens in ST but we'll see.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 12:54 AM

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Yankees sign MDC to a MiL deal. Holy crap I hope gets to the majors with them, although I doubt it. Lighting him up would be sweet justice for all the trouble he caused the Sox over the years. Hopefully that happens in ST but we'll see.


What trouble is that, exactly? Manny Delcarmen put up a 120 ERA+ in 6 years playing for almost no money in Boston. What more do you want from a minimum wage back of the bullpen reliever?

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 08:00 AM

Him and Oki will have good times in Scranton.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 08:58 AM

What trouble is that, exactly? Manny Delcarmen put up a 120 ERA+ in 6 years playing for almost no money in Boston. What more do you want from a minimum wage back of the bullpen reliever?

Yeah, no shit. MDC was a hometown kid with a tremendous attitude who took a prominent role in local charitable causes and community leadership in spite of his youth. Combine this with his performance and there's absolutely no grounds whatsoever to bitch about him. I'm 100% certain that while the Sox FO projected a higher ceiling for him, not a single scout or exec past or present is thinking the team didn't get far more than their money's worth or that he "caused any trouble."

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 11:33 PM

No link, but I heard directly from a very close source, that Matt Stairs is interviewing at NESN to partner up with Eck and Rice for Sox baseball games next season.

Almost 2 months later, lost in the excitement of Jenny Dell replacing Heidi, this was confirmed by NESN yesterday: http://www.nesn.com/...dcast-team.html

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:51 AM

Him and Oki will have good times in Scranton.

Of all the years to be in Scranton, it would be the year where they aren't even IN Scranton. That schedule's going to be enough of a pain for a minor leaguer, but for a former major leaguer it really has to rub salt in the wound.

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 12:00 AM

The Orioles have agreed to sign left-hander Casey Fossum to a minor league deal, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun tweets.

Astros infielder Angel Sanchez cleared waivers and will be a non-roster invitee at Spring Training, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart tweets.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 03:36 PM

Infielder Brent Dlugach has signed with the Tigers according to his Twitter feed. "Heading to spring training at my home away from home again ... Glad to be back with the Tigers," he said. Dlugach, 28, hit .222/.284/.343 in 236 plate appearances with the Red Sox's Triple-A affiliate last season after spending the first seven seasons of his career in Detroit's farm system. He has three big league plate appearances to his credit, coming back in 2009.--MLB Trade Rumors.com

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 09:37 AM

Brad Penny to the land of the rising sun.

http://sportsillustr...l?sct=mlb_t2_a3

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 11:11 AM

Brad Penny to the land of the rising sun.

http://sportsillustr...l?sct=mlb_t2_a3


I expect shares of Shakey's Pizza to trade briskly when the Asian markets open on Monday.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 04:22 PM

Conor Jackson signs a minor league deal with the Rangers.

Alex Cora signs a minor league deal with the Cardinals.

Anibal Sanchez wins his arb case. He'll make $8M (FLA offered $6.9M).

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 04:27 PM

Bill Hall just signed a minor league deal with the yankees..... He can opt out if he isn't on the Major league roster April 4th and is incentive laden to around 600K

#197 JimRiceHOFer

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 11:17 AM

Jose Canseco to try comeback in Mexico

http://espn.go.com/m...can-league-team

"Back in baseball I knew I would play this year you just gotta believe in your dreams," Canseco wrote Sunday on Twitter. "Leave on redeye tonite to start spring training with AAA Quintana Roo Tigers tomorrow . Team won league championship last year."

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 04:39 PM

Oki Failed his Physical and was released by the yankees

#199 Brianish

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 10:42 AM

After failing his physical with the Yanks, Oki has returned to Japan.

The Softbank Hawks announced today that they sign Hideki Okajima to a one-year deal. He was also assigned the number 62.


http://yakyubaka.com...hideki-okajima/

Here's hoping he's happier there than he looked to be his last couple of years here.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 05:30 PM

The Orioles have released pitcher Dennys Reyes for failure to report to camp, according to Rich Dubroff of CSNBaltimore.com


That'll teach him not to show up