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Re: MLB Topics
« Reply #271 on: August 26, 2019, 09:41:44 pm »

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« Reply #273 on: October 18, 2019, 07:22:58 pm »

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« Reply #274 on: October 21, 2019, 12:53:23 pm »
I can see MLB deciding to apply the Arizona Fall League model for all levels of MLB-affiliated player development.
They could build a complex of 5 or 6 baseball fields in a few different locations and run games day and night. MLB staff could then monitor their prospects without needing to travel much themselves.
MLB likely sees no value in minor league players taking frequent multi-hour bus rides and consuming dubious nutrition. MLB could better control how prospects' non-game hours are spent.
MLB surely would have no qualms about abandoning minor league cities and towns around the country.

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« Reply #275 on: October 22, 2019, 12:12:58 pm »
If I had the cash for a MLB team, I would like to own my minor league teams to keep my triple AAA teams close to home but far enough away to expand my fan base and try to get stadiums that mirror the big league footprint for better evaluation.

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Re: MLB Topics
« Reply #276 on: December 23, 2019, 10:52:18 am »
NEW YORK Computer plate umpires could be called up to the major leagues at some point during the next five seasons.

Umpires agreed to cooperate with Major League Baseball in the development and testing of an automated ball-strike system as part of a five-year labor contract announced Saturday, two people familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.


https://www.foxnews.com/sports/computer-plate-umps-allowed-in-new-labor-deal

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« Reply #277 on: January 25, 2020, 11:20:31 am »
This story makes my 52 year-old heart happy!

[url]https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2020/01/bartolo-colon-not-ready-to-retire.html/url]

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« Reply #278 on: January 31, 2020, 08:01:29 pm »
Under the category of amazing productivity,
https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/walshed01.shtml
this guy had 79 complete games over a two year period.
In all 4,858 regular season pitching starts in MLB 2019, only 45 complete games were thrown.
Could it be that long, rattly train rides were good therapy for pitchers' shoulders and elbows?

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« Reply #279 on: February 12, 2020, 06:33:24 pm »
Lit up by the 2017 Astros, he [Mike Bolsinger] never pitched in MLB again. Now hes suing.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/02/11/lit-up-by-2017-astros-he-never-pitched-mlb-again-now-hes-suing/

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« Reply #280 on: February 13, 2020, 01:01:04 pm »
Lit up by the 2017 Astros, he [Mike Bolsinger] never pitched in MLB again. Now hes suing.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/02/11/lit-up-by-2017-astros-he-never-pitched-mlb-again-now-hes-suing/

I think he has a case.  We hosted Jake Dunning when he played for the Alaska Goldpanners out of a Florida community college.  fast forward to a Giants-Pittsburgh game.  He gets lit up and demoted with that turns out to me his last MLB outing.  I expect this is a pretty common situation for pitchers on the edge.

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« Reply #281 on: February 13, 2020, 03:13:12 pm »
Lit up by the 2017 Astros, he [Mike Bolsinger] never pitched in MLB again. Now hes suing.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/02/11/lit-up-by-2017-astros-he-never-pitched-mlb-again-now-hes-suing/

I think he has a case.  We hosted Jake Dunning when he played for the Alaska Goldpanners out of a Florida community college.  fast forward to a Giants-Pittsburgh game.  He gets lit up and demoted with that turns out to me his last MLB outing.  I expect this is a pretty common situation for pitchers on the edge.

I don't think he has a case at all. Certainly, it's possible his performance was negatively affected by the Astros doing whatever.

Of course, he had a 5.49 ERA heading into that game. And had pitched at below replacement level in 2016, and 2014. He was worth 1.2 WAR in 2015. So it's also possible he wasn't very good.

That he pitched better in the minors later that year is basically par for his course.

ERA

2014
Minors: 3.93
Majors: 5.50

2015
Minors: 2.31
Majors: 3.62

2016
Minors: 4.64
Majors: 6.83

Yes, the difference was more drastic, but given his MLB performance in 2014 and 2016, and up to that start in 2017 was poor, he probably just wasn't that good.