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2017 Fantasy Baseball draft strategy: Will Matt Harvey be back to normal? – CBSSports.com

Friday, February 24, 2017

Tommy John we know. Tommy John we can handle. When Matt Harvey had Tommy John surgery at the end of the 2013 season, it hurt coming off a Cy Young-caliber breakthrough, but it also felt just right, like the chapter you’re always tempted to skip in a story you’ve read time and time again. But this … thoracic outlet syndrome? That sounds super clinical and imposing … and obscure enough…

Baseball is over because Aaron Judge murdered it – SB Nation

Friday, February 24, 2017

I did not wake up today expecting to write about a spring training home run. Do you remember the first spring training homer from last year? You do not. No one cared by the next morning, and too much “HERE’S THE FIRST HOMER OF SPRING” is bad for your health. This damned homer, though. This damned homer. Start with Aaron Judge, who eats granite and juggles bears. He is a…

Speeding up Baseball – Allentown Morning Call (blog)

Friday, February 24, 2017

   Spring training games are beginning, and the weather here is feeling unseasonably springlike, so I’m starting to think seriously about another baseball season.    One thing I’m not looking forward to is the snail-like pace of some major league games, an issue that could be addressed rather easily if players and owners could come to agreements about it.    I see that they’re going to dispense with throwing four…

Ex-Chiefs safety Sanders Commings gets a baseball contract – NBCSports.com

Friday, February 24, 2017

Getty Images Former Chiefs safety Sanders Commings is attempting to join the exclusive club of players who have played in both the National Football League and Major League Baseball. Commings, a 2013 fifth-round pick who was limited by injuries to just two games with the Chiefs, has signed a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves organization. At 26 years old and having not played baseball since high school, Commings…

For Jake Peavy, baseball must take a back seat – ESPN

Thursday, February 23, 2017

8:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — After 17 professional spring trainings, Jake Peavy‘s instincts point him toward the comfort of a baseball diamond. He should be arriving bleary-eyed at the clubhouse with a cup of coffee at 7 a.m. and getting ready for a bullpen session rather than working out at his ranch in Alabama and coaching part time just up the…

In killing intentional walk, baseball loses a part of history, and gains nothing – Chicago Tribune

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The four-pitch intentional walk, a relic from baseball’s past used at declining rates in the modern game, died on Wednesday, when Major League Baseball and its Players Association agreed to replace it with an automatic walk triggered by a signal from the dugout. The curious part was its cause of death: It was sacrificed in the name of shorter games. That is curious, to say the least, because the intentional…

Homer Simpson to be ‘Inducted’ Into Baseball Hall of Fame – RollingStone.com

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Ask any person you know, and each of them will likely tell you a different favorite episode of The Simpsons. You’ll definitely get a lot from Seasons three through 10. One might say it’s the “Homerpalooza” episode that guest stars Sonic Youth, Cypress Hill, Smashing Pumpkins and Peter Frampton. Another will tell you it’s the Quentin Tarantino tribute/parody, “22 Short Films About Springfield,” and a few will probably drop a “Treehouse…

Baseball’s New Intentional Walk Scheme Is A Pointless, Off-Target Act Of Surrender – Deadspin

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred, in collaboration with his quisling associates in the players’ union, is apparently ready to do away with the normal and basic baseball act of four balls leading to a walk. He and they have agreed to a scheme by which the intentional walk doesn’t physically occur, but is simply motioned for from the dugout. Advertisement This is revolting, not just because Manfred is a…

One simple fix to speed up baseball: call more strikes – Chicago … – Chicago Tribune

Thursday, February 23, 2017

“He’s a looker!” When my Little League coach yelled that to our pitcher, we got the message loud and clear: The batter was waiting for a walk, so just throw strikes and make him hit his way on base. It was good advice then. It’s good advice now. If baseball really wants to fix its pace-of-game issues, they only need to make one simple change. Have the umpires call more…

Baseball’s New Intentional Walk Scheme Is A Pointless, Off-Target Act Of Surrender – Deadspin

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred, in collaboration with his quisling associates in the players’ union, is apparently ready to do away with the normal and basic baseball act of four balls leading to a walk. He and they have agreed to a scheme by which the intentional walk doesn’t physically occur, but is simply motioned for from the dugout. Advertisement This is revolting, not just because Manfred is a…

Baseball’s New Intentional Walk Scheme Is A Pointless, Off-Target Act Of Surrender – Deadspin

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred, in collaboration with his quisling associates in the players’ union, is apparently ready to do away with the normal and basic baseball act of four balls leading to a walk. He and they have agreed to a scheme by which the intentional walk doesn’t physically occur, but is simply motioned for from the dugout. Advertisement This is revolting, not just because Manfred is a…

One simple fix to speed up baseball: call more strikes – Chicago Tribune

Thursday, February 23, 2017

“He’s a looker!” When my Little League coach yelled that to our pitcher, we got the message loud and clear: The batter was waiting for a walk, so just throw strikes and make him hit his way on base. It was good advice then. It’s good advice now. If baseball really wants to fix its pace-of-game issues, they only need to make one simple change. Have the umpires call more…

How baseball can speed up games with one simple fix – Chicago Tribune

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

“He’s a looker!” When my little league coach yelled that to our pitcher, we got the message loud and clear: The batter was waiting for a walk, so just throw strikes and make him hit his way on base. It was good advice then. It’s good advice now. If baseball really wants to fix its pace-of-game issues, they only need to make one simple change. Have the umpires call more…

Major League Baseball Eliminates One of Its Most Annoying Rules – RollingStone.com

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Earlier this week, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred took a page out of Adam Silver’s book and said he is pursuing new ways to speed up the game of baseball. While he didn’t expect any big changes to be implemented immediately – he expressed disappointment in the MLB Players Association resisting “modest rule changes” – it turns out there will be a new rule in the upcoming season after all. Related Watch…

Baseball making big rule change to become marginally less boring – A.V. Club

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Baseball, long-regarded as America’s least interesting way to use bats, is looking to shake things up in an attempt to shorten its games, presumably to attract more younger viewers here in the go-go, Fast & Furious, Snapchatting, Bagel Bitesing 2010s. According to ESPN, Major League Baseball and the players’ union have agreed on a plan to change the rules on intentional walks, allowing team managers to simply signal from the…

2017 Fantasy Baseball draft strategy: When will we see Yoan Moncada? – CBSSports.com

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Every year, it seems, since Mike Trout opened our eyes to the potential of the midseason callup, the Fantasy Baseball world has pinpointed some eager hopeful to target in the umpteenth round, hoping he might make a similar impact.   In 2013, it was Wil Myers. In 2014, George Springer. In 2015, Kris Bryant actually ascended to the early rounds. Last year, you could say it was Byron Buxton, which didn’t…

College baseball: McNeese State has record-setting night in 32-4 win – NCAA.com

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

MONROE, La. – The McNeese baseball team posted a night for the record books against ULM on Tuesday night as the Cowboys broke five team school records and one individual mark in a 32-4 win over the Warhawks. The 32 runs scored on 29 hits are both single game records while a 15-run fifth inning that added to the blowout win also set a record. Individually, Ricky Ramirez…

Major Leage Baseball teams can now intentionally walk a batter without throwing a single pitch – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The players’ association has agreed to Major League Baseball’s proposal to have intentional walks without pitches this year. While the union has resisted many of MLB’s proposed innovations, players are willing to accept the intentional walk change. “As part of a broader discussion with other moving pieces, the answer is yes,” union head Tony Clark wrote Wednesday in an email to the Associated Press. “There are details, as part of…

Kris Bryant believes baseball’s fine just the way it is – Chicago Tribune

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Last May in Kauffman Stadium, White Sox reliever Tommy Kahnle came into a game in the ninth inning and threw a wild pitch on an intentional walk before serving up a game-winning hit. The Royals scored six runs in the ninth to win the game, and Kahnle’s inability to throw an intentional ball to catcher Alex Avila factored into the meltdown. “It just got away from me,” Kahnle said the…

UNO Privateers baseball upsets No. 2 LSU – WWLTV.com

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Photo: UNO Athletics Privateers Baseball  NEW ORLEANS – Playing in front of the largest crowd at Maestri Field at First NBC Ballpark since the facility was rebuilt in 2014, the University of New Orleans baseball team claimed a marque victory for its home field on Tuesday night with an 11-8 victory over No. 2 LSU. BOX SCORE PDF With the victory, the Privateers improve to 4-0 for the first time…