Awhile ago, there was a discussion on the blog about if MLB players could improve their defense. It seems safe to me to say that they can, only the overwhelming majority simply choose not to do that. Nimmo focused specifically on workouts targeted to make him a better center fielder. "We’ve worked a lot on [...]
If you've been reading this blog for awhile, you know my feelings about Dusty Baker as a manager. Here's a snippet from 2019: IN PRAISE OF AN EX MANAGER – Dusty Baker is rarely thought of as one of the best managers in recent history but you’ll forgive me if that’s where he rates in [...]
Back in the day, it was hard to get mainstream reporters to say anything remotely bad about the owners. Mike Vaccaro doesn't let the players off but it's clear who he's giving the largest share of the blame. Of course, no one bears a greater burden of the shame than Rob Manfred, baseball’s loudest carnival [...]
What follows is a Twitter exchange about Noah Syndergaard not paying on a lease during the pandemic. This is a couple of days old but these days I see things when I see them. Hope the lack of timeliness doesn't detract from the overall message. Amidst a fundamentally uninteresting dispute over an apartment lease, the [...]
Friend of the site John Coppinger was among the many who weighed in on the Matt Adams signing yesterday. Here's what he said: The Mets made a curious “Friday news dump” depth signing, as they have added first baseman Matt Adams on a minor league deal. snip So they can stash Smith on the roster [...]
Really nice piece by Martino. And if you think Doug Melvin is uninspiring, it could have been our first base coach, instead.
I hear from Mets fans who think their farm system has been a problem, but the team's 2011-13 drafts have already produced 22 big leaguers plus a few other players they traded for major-league value, and the system still has a lot of potential in starters and up-the-middle position players. 1. David Peterson, LHP (ranked [...]
Hey, it only took seven years but someone is questioning the pitch calling and who's responsible.
Plawecki allowed 3 HR and approximately 3,000 feet of balls in the air