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2015 MLB Thread
« on: April 26, 2015, 09:05:13 PM »
I didn't see a new thread for 2015, so I figured I'd start one.

Unfortunately, some bad news. Adam Wainwright is probably done for the season with an Achilles injury sustained coming out of the batter's box after popping the ball up on the infield. Link

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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2015, 07:53:59 AM »
Brett Lawrie's bat split apart and hits a woman in the stands.

"It was violent," he said of the impact to her forehead and top of her head. "She bled a lot. A lot. I donít think Iíve ever seen anything like that."

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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2015, 11:24:50 AM »
A jagged broken bat can cause more damage than even a flying ball.

Terrible. Just a terrible thing to happen. Hopefully her condition improves and there's no long-term problems.

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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2015, 06:40:20 PM »
They should have nets.
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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2015, 12:00:34 AM »
They should have nets.

They do. They run about 20-25 feet on each side of the plate.

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« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2015, 11:17:45 AM »
St. Louis Cardinals Investigated by F.B.I. for Hacking Astros

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The F.B.I. and Justice Department prosecutors are investigating front-office officials for the St. Louis Cardinals, one of the most successful teams in baseball over the past two decades, for hacking into the internal networks of a rival team to steal closely guarded information about player personnel.

Investigators have uncovered evidence that Cardinals officials broke into a network of the Houston Astros that housed special databases the team had built, according to law enforcement officials. Internal discussions about trades, proprietary statistics and scouting reports were compromised, the officials said.

The officials did not say which employees were the focus of the investigation or whether the teamís highest-ranking officials were aware of the hacking or authorized it. The investigation is being led by the F.B.I.ís Houston field office and has progressed to the point that subpoenas have been served on the Cardinals and Major League Baseball for electronic correspondence.

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« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2015, 10:21:50 AM »
I think this attempt to get the Kansas City Royals voted to the all-star game thing is pretty amusing.

What would be more amusing is that the ploy costs the AL the game, and KC makes it back to the World Series and they lose again because they didn't have home field advantage. :)

It will be interesting to see where this goes, particularly if the worst hitter in MLB gets the start at 2nd base.


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« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2015, 12:40:05 PM »
I think this attempt to get the Kansas City Royals voted to the all-star game thing is pretty amusing.

What would be more amusing is that the ploy costs the AL the game, and KC makes it back to the World Series and they lose again because they didn't have home field advantage. :)

It will be interesting to see where this goes, particularly if the worst hitter in MLB gets the start at 2nd base.

If I'm Omar Infante, I'd be absolutely mortified to get voted into the all-star game.  People in Kansas City might think this is great, but it's really going to bring a lot of negative attention to their players they'd likely rather not have to face.
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« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2015, 09:43:59 AM »
Jose Tabata is a pile of garbage.  Max Scherzer had a perfect game in the 9th inning.  He had two outs.  He had two strikes.  And a pitch that is barely off the plate he stands in there and drops his elbow and draws a HBP.

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« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2015, 10:33:17 AM »
Jose Tabata is a pile of garbage.  Max Scherzer had a perfect game in the 9th inning.  He had two outs.  He had two strikes.  And a pitch that is barely off the plate he stands in there and drops his elbow and draws a HBP.

Wow, you weren't kidding, he goes out of his way to make sure he gets hit by that pitch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhe7yJEaNoc
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« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2015, 06:10:33 PM »
Jose Tabata is a pile of garbage.  Max Scherzer had a perfect game in the 9th inning.  He had two outs.  He had two strikes.  And a pitch that is barely off the plate he stands in there and drops his elbow and draws a HBP.

Wow, you weren't kidding, he goes out of his way to make sure he gets hit by that pitch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhe7yJEaNoc


Thought I noticed too.  It wasn't like Scherzer's pitch was off.  Guess Tabata figured he wasn't going to give him (Scherzer) a perfect game.  Being no-hit was more than enough.

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« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2015, 07:54:24 PM »
Jose Tabata is a pile of garbage.  Max Scherzer had a perfect game in the 9th inning.  He had two outs.  He had two strikes.  And a pitch that is barely off the plate he stands in there and drops his elbow and draws a HBP.

The ump shares some of the blame here. He should have called the play as a foul ball or even called Tabata out instead of a HBP, since Tabata intentionally put himself in a position to be hit.
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« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2015, 02:21:55 PM »

Sore about retained money in the Kessel deal? The Mets have to pay Bobby Bonilla, who last played baseball for them in 1999, 1.3 million a year for the next 20 years.

http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/mets/post/_/id/105897/its-bobby-bonillas-payday
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« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2015, 02:56:01 PM »

Fresh after adding Johnny Cueto the Royals have made another big move by trading two prospects for Ben Zobrist.

Pretty relevant to the Jays as the Yankees were said to be pretty interested in him filling their awful hole at 2B.
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