July 2024 news and notes

nattysez

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Ale Xander

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Also started in the MIF for the US in the 2023 World Baseball classic just 15-16 months ago.
 

The Gray Eagle

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I REALLY wanted us to sign Montgomery this offseason. I was sure that if we signed him and key players like Story, Casas, Grissom, Giolito and Whitlock all stayed healthy, we would have a winning record.

Montgomery's got a 6.44 ERA in 65.2 IP so far.

I still think he's a good pitcher, despite his bad numbers in 13 starts this year.
His contract for next year has already vested for at least $20 million, probably more, on the club end-- Montgomery could opt out if he wanted to but I highly doubt he would at this point.

If Montgomery starts 10 games this year, his 2025 contract option will vest at $20 million. If he makes 18 starts the vesting option is worth $22.5 million, and if he makes 23 starts or more it vests at $25 million.
Montgomery can also opt out of the deal for 2025 if he makes 10 starts in 2024.
If he came back healthy and Arizona wanted to dump his contract, I would still take him on the Red Sox, but I have already been massively wrong on him once this year already. Thank god Breslow didn't listen to me or other fans this winter.
 

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13 players have hit 2 grand slams in a game. 4 Red Sox have accomplished this feat. Can you name them?

Red Sox - Jim Tabor, Rudy York, Nomah, Bill Mueller
Orioles - Jim Gentile, Frank Robinson, Chris Hoiles
Everyone else - Tony Cloninger (Braves), Tony Lazzeri (MFY), Jim Northrup (Tigers), Robin Ventura (White Sox), Fernando Tatis Sr (Cardinals), Josh Willingham (Nationals)
 

joe dokes

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13 players have hit 2 grand slams in a game. 4 Red Sox have accomplished this feat. Can you name them?

Red Sox - Jim Tabor, Rudy York, Nomah, Bill Mueller
Orioles - Jim Gentile, Frank Robinson, Chris Hoiles
Everyone else - Tony Cloninger (Braves), Tony Lazzeri (MFY), Jim Northrup (Tigers), Robin Ventura (White Sox), Fernando Tatis Sr (Cardinals), Josh Willingham (Nationals)
I know 2 RedSox and one other who was a pitcher.
 

nattysez

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Completely random, but Javy Baez came to mind today and I decided to check in on him. Turns out he's been on the DL since June 11, but is nearing a return. Here's a tough paragraph explaining why "the Tigers need him back:"

Báez is hitting .183 with one home run and a .456 OPS in 53 games this season, but in his absence, the replacement shortstops — Ryan Kreidler and Zach McKinstry — have a .145 batting average with one homer and a .431 OPS in 20 games. Also, Báez is the best defender of the three shortstops.
3/$73m left on his Tigers deal after this season. Woof.
 

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