Following Former Red Sox: 2013

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I think we can say that making him a starter was not the cause of this….. (wasn't he trending down towards the end of the previous season?
He walked 9 batters in September 2011 after walking 15 all season.  But getting to the point he's at now I'd expect has 1000 causes, and moving him to starter may or may not have been one of the things that pushed him in this direction.  
At this point, I'm not sure what he can do.  How do you fix full-onset Blass disease?  Dontrelle Willis is the only guy who comes to mind who seemed to recover from it.

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The Tigers added Omar Vizquel to their coaching staff. That seems like a perfect fit as a mentor for Jose Iglesias

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Bard has overcome it before. I wouldn't bet he does again, but he's certainly a living example of someone who did.

He wasn't this screwed up before.

He also still had his velocity then.


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Bob McClure has been hired as the new Phillies pitching coach.
The best part:
The Phillies had been looking for Rich Dubee's replacement since deciding not to renew his contract at season's end. Other candidates for the job included Randy St. Claire, Rafael Chaves, Bryan Price, Roger McDowell, Jeff Pico, Neil Allen, Reid Cornelius, Pete Vuckovich, and Carl Willis, according to sources.
Other than Bryan Price (and maybe not even him), did they interview anyone good?
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Thermos appointed executive director of MLBPA
The executive board of the Major League Baseball Players Association voted unanimously to appoint former player Tony Clark as the union's next executive director on Tuesday during its annual meeting in La Jolla, Calif. The final step in completing an orderly transition from the late Michael Weiner will be a vote by the general membership, which is expected to occur shortly.
During a conference call with reporters, Clark indicated that he expected to largely follow the direction charted by Weiner.
"Michael was a friend. Michael was an advisor. Michael was a mentor of mine," Clark said. "And the vision he laid out is the same vision we're going to continue."
Clark specifically mentioned "advancing players' rights" as part of continuing Weiner's legacy


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Former Sox #1 pick Caleb Clay has signed with Hanwha Eagles of KBL (Korean Baseball League):

It's a 1-year 300k (USD) deal. Hanwha had also signed the former Oriole Felix Pie as well. Just to note, each KBL team allows up to 3 foreign player signings each year. 

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According to Rotoworld old friend Chris McGuiness was DFA'ed today by Texas. Given the lack of in house 1B options I think he'd be worth a look. 


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RHRP Ramon S. Ramirez, Boston's end of the deal that sent Coco Crisp to the Royals 5 years ago, signs on in San Francisco for his 4th stint with the Giants. They've previously traded him once and released him twice. Both of the dumpings happened last season, which led to signing with the Rays.
Tyrone Biggums said:
According to Rotoworld old friend Chris McGuiness was DFA'ed today by Texas. Given the lack of in house 1B options I think he'd be worth a look. 
The Rangers ended up trading him to the Pirates.
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