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Title: 2015 MLB Thread
Post by: Derk 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 (https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/adam-wainwright-placed-on-dl-with-possible-achilles-injury-160338387.html)
Title: Re: 2015 MLB Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on May 20, 2015, 01:21:17 AM
Class of 2015:  MLB Free Agency to be the priciest one yet...

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/10-degrees--breaking-down-mlb-s-upcoming-free-agent-class--the-greatest--and-most-expensive--ever-233810112.html
Title: Re: 2015 MLB Thread
Post by: Michael 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."

Fan Hit by Bat Has Life Threatening Injuries (http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/red-sox-fan-struck-in-the-head-by-broken-bat/)
Title: Re: 2015 MLB Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 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.
Title: Re: 2015 MLB Thread
Post by: moon111 on June 06, 2015, 06:40:20 PM
They should have nets.
Title: Re: 2015 MLB Thread
Post by: seahawk 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.
Title: Re: 2015 MLB Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on June 16, 2015, 11:17:45 AM
St. Louis Cardinals Investigated by F.B.I. for Hacking Astros (http://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.
Title: Re: 2015 MLB Thread
Post by: Derk on June 19, 2015, 10:21:50 AM
I think this attempt to get the Kansas City Royals voted to the all-star game (https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/how-royals-fans-have-turned-mlb-s-all-star-voting-into-anarchy-000837604.html) 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 (http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/ballot-stuffing-royals-fans-could-make-the-worst-hitter-in-baseball-an-all-star-starter-214052264.html) gets the start at 2nd base.

Title: Re: 2015 MLB Thread
Post by: Heroic Shrimp on June 19, 2015, 12:40:05 PM
I think this attempt to get the Kansas City Royals voted to the all-star game (https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/how-royals-fans-have-turned-mlb-s-all-star-voting-into-anarchy-000837604.html) 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 (http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/ballot-stuffing-royals-fans-could-make-the-worst-hitter-in-baseball-an-all-star-starter-214052264.html) 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.
Title: Re: 2015 MLB Thread
Post by: L K 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.
Title: Re: 2015 MLB Thread
Post by: Heroic Shrimp 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
Title: Re: 2015 MLB Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 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.
Title: Re: 2015 MLB Thread
Post by: bustaheims 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.
Title: Re: 2015 MLB Thread
Post by: Nik 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 (http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/mets/post/_/id/105897/its-bobby-bonillas-payday)
Title: Re: 2015 MLB Thread
Post by: Nik 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.
Title: Re: 2015 MLB Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on August 11, 2015, 02:33:30 PM
Nice fielding play...anyone sign her up?

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/gotta-see-it-padres-ball-girl-rocks-the-stadium/?row=0&row_ids=1617493 (http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/gotta-see-it-padres-ball-girl-rocks-the-stadium/?row=0&row_ids=1617493)
Title: Re: 2015 MLB Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on August 12, 2015, 03:40:48 AM
A day made in MLB history:

ESPN Stats & Info  @ESPNStatsInfo
Home teams were 15-0 on Tuesday, the first time that's happened in @MLB history on a day with at least 15 games (via @EliasSports).

https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/for-the-first-time-in-mlb-history--all-15-home-teams-won-061347277 (https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/for-the-first-time-in-mlb-history--all-15-home-teams-won-061347277)
Title: Re: 2015 MLB Thread
Post by: Boston Leaf on October 28, 2015, 07:38:32 AM
Really exciting way to start World Series.. Hoping this is a 7 game classic. Royals are never out of anything it seems
Title: Re: 2015 MLB Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on October 28, 2015, 07:48:09 AM
The Royals and the Mets engaged in the longest game ever in a World Series -- 14 innings -- with KC winning it in the bottom of the fourteenth on Eric Hosmer's sacrifice fly that drove in the winning run.  5-4 final Royals over the Mets.

One amazing game.


Source:  Sportsnet
Title: Re: 2015 MLB Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on October 28, 2015, 07:52:47 AM
Really exciting way to start World Series.. Hoping this is a 7 game classic. Royals are never out of anything it seems


If Game 1 was any indication, this should be an exciting WS.
Title: Re: 2015 MLB Thread
Post by: Boston Leaf on October 28, 2015, 08:00:30 AM
Really exciting way to start World Series.. Hoping this is a 7 game classic. Royals are never out of anything it seems


If Game 1 was any indication, this should be an exciting WS.

Agreed.. I heard Volquez dad passed away in the DR. They didn't tell him until after he was taken out. Although someone said he was told on way to park and family wanted him to pitch
Title: Re: 2015 MLB Thread
Post by: L K on October 28, 2015, 08:02:09 PM
The anthem singer drew out the end of the anthem in a yacht way.  Someone after from the broadcast made a comment saying 'boo, pick up the pace on a mic before it cut to commercial.  Hilarious but I agree.
Title: Re: 2015 MLB Thread
Post by: Joe S. on October 28, 2015, 09:47:24 PM
The royals are just ridiculous. Single you to death.
Title: Re: 2015 MLB Thread
Post by: Boston Leaf on October 29, 2015, 08:02:33 AM
so much for the aces of the Mets shutting down the Royals totally . Great contact hitters. Patient, opportunistic.. they just know how to win right now
Title: Re: 2015 MLB Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on October 30, 2015, 04:37:29 AM
Royals pitcher Johnny Cueto was superb in Kansas City's 7-1 drubbing of the Mets in Game 2, the complete opposite of his ALCS appearance against the Blue Jays at the dome.  Wonder what gives?

Some think that Cueto wasn't letting the batters in on hint of what he would throw next as opposed to his performance in T.O.
Dunno about that but he was virtually unbeatable to the Mets hitters.

Seems like everything the Mets Daniel deGrom threw at Royals' batters got batted in.  No way out here.  Some suggested deGrom was being too 'careful' not being 'flexible' enough in throwing in the same area too often.  As the announcers said, he failed to "expand" his pitches giving the Royals batters exactly what they were looking to hit.  Result:  disasterous.

I fully expect KC to win this WS.
 
Title: Re: 2015 MLB Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on November 21, 2015, 11:24:54 AM
Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals chosen by the BBWA as N.L. MVP.  Harper is the youngest player to have won the award.


Source:  TSN
Title: Re: 2015 MLB Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on January 08, 2016, 02:45:50 AM
War of words between Roger Clemens and Roy Halladay (two former Blue Jays), over steroids, PED usage, etc.:

Halladay, who spent parts of 12 seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays, made headlines on Wednesday when he slammed Hall of Fame eligible players Clemens and Barry Bonds.

Roy Halladay has responded on Twitter to allegations from Roger Clemens that he used amphetamines in the latest barb between the retired aces.

Roy Halladay   @RoyHalladay
I'll let my reputation speak for itself.

... he slammed Hall of Fame eligible players Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds.

Roy Halladay   @RoyHalladay
When you use PEDS you admit your not good enough to compete fairly!  Our nations past time should have higher standards!   No Clemens!  No Bonds!

Clemens' response:
(http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad239/fotogalri/CYFklnSUsAUDX4A_zps50men1nn.jpeg)


http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/halladay-clemens-trade-barbs-ped-allegations/
Title: Re: 2015 MLB Thread
Post by: Heroic Shrimp on January 08, 2016, 09:36:59 AM
War of words between Roger Clemens and Roy Halladay (two former Blue Jays), over steroids, PED usage, etc.:

Halladay, who spent parts of 12 seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays, made headlines on Wednesday when he slammed Hall of Fame eligible players Clemens and Barry Bonds.

Roy Halladay has responded on Twitter to allegations from Roger Clemens that he used amphetamines in the latest barb between the retired aces.

Roy Halladay   @RoyHalladay
I'll let my reputation speak for itself.

... he slammed Hall of Fame eligible players Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds.

Roy Halladay   @RoyHalladay
When you use PEDS you admit your not good enough to compete fairly!  Our nations past time should have higher standards!   No Clemens!  No Bonds!

Clemens' response:
(http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad239/fotogalri/CYFklnSUsAUDX4A_zps50men1nn.jpeg)

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/halladay-clemens-trade-barbs-ped-allegations/

That's odd;  it was my understanding that Clemens wasn't a fan of such accusations.
Title: Re: 2015 MLB Thread
Post by: L K on January 08, 2016, 01:05:24 PM
As much as Barry Bonds was a jerk, I find Clemens to be far more intolerable.