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Posted: August 22, 2019, 10:53 AM Post
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KeithStone53151 said:
https://twitter.com/EvanDrellich/status/1164528500302319616

Apparently Astros security blocked a specific reporter from the clubhouse during Justin Verlander's post game interview. Very interesting argument here.


Technically I don't think the Astros can do that. Verlander can choose not to answer the guy's questions but Astros can't block him from entering the room.

"Dustin Pedroia doesn't have the strength or bat speed to hit major-league pitching consistently, and he has no power......He probably has a future as a backup infielder if he can stop rolling over to third base and shortstop." Keith Law, 2006


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Posted: August 22, 2019, 11:18 AM Post
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homer said:
KeithStone53151 said:
https://twitter.com/EvanDrellich/status/1164528500302319616

Apparently Astros security blocked a specific reporter from the clubhouse during Justin Verlander's post game interview. Very interesting argument here.


Technically I don't think the Astros can do that. Verlander can choose not to answer the guy's questions but Astros can't block him from entering the room.


I checked out the guys twitter and he has trolled Verlander pretty hard for a while. Just idiot stuff. Even so...just ignore or dont answer his questions.


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Posted: August 22, 2019, 12:15 PM Post
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homer said:
KeithStone53151 said:
https://twitter.com/EvanDrellich/status/1164528500302319616

Apparently Astros security blocked a specific reporter from the clubhouse during Justin Verlander's post game interview. Very interesting argument here.


Technically I don't think the Astros can do that. Verlander can choose not to answer the guy's questions but Astros can't block him from entering the room.


I checked out the guys twitter and he has trolled Verlander pretty hard for a while. Just idiot stuff. Even so...just ignore or dont answer his questions.


You're right, the troll keeps putting out stuff that is partly true and adding a ridiculous spin to the story. Verlander refused to answer the questions of a Detroit Free Press reporter because of what Verlander calls unethical reporting the guy did.


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Posted: August 22, 2019, 12:21 PM Post
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homer said:
KeithStone53151 said:
https://twitter.com/EvanDrellich/status/1164528500302319616

Apparently Astros security blocked a specific reporter from the clubhouse during Justin Verlander's post game interview. Very interesting argument here.


Technically I don't think the Astros can do that. Verlander can choose not to answer the guy's questions but Astros can't block him from entering the room.


I checked out the guys twitter and he has trolled Verlander pretty hard for a while. Just idiot stuff. Even so...just ignore or dont answer his questions.


From what I gather, according to the rules he should be allowed in there...but i personally think this was the correct and best possible result. JV made an effort to try and let that press company know he didn't want that guy there and to have someone else show up. Naturally, they ignored his request and ignored JV's side of the story in the article. Clearly this media guy is simply a jerk, I don't blame JV at all for not letting him in. It's a one off situation, he doesn't face Detroit that often. And a fine is probably whatever to JV considering his salary. So yes JV and the Astros were wrong to not let him in according to the rules...but really they did the right thing...in my opinion anyway.


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Posted: August 22, 2019, 6:14 PM Post
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From what I gather, according to the rules he should be allowed in there...but i personally think this was the correct and best possible result. JV made an effort to try and let that press company know he didn't want that guy there and to have someone else show up. Naturally, they ignored his request and ignored JV's side of the story in the article. Clearly this media guy is simply a jerk, I don't blame JV at all for not letting him in. It's a one off situation, he doesn't face Detroit that often. And a fine is probably whatever to JV considering his salary. So yes JV and the Astros were wrong to not let him in according to the rules...but really they did the right thing...in my opinion anyway.


His "effort" was having his agent call once on Wednesday around noon and leaving a voicemail. How is the Detroit paper supposed to send another reporter to an away game 8 hours before it starts? Then the agent called again on Thursday...which was the day after the whole episode.

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Posted: August 23, 2019, 11:32 AM Post
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Apparently, the Astros have a long history of this kind of thing:

https://twitter.com/EvanDrellich/status ... gr%5Etweet

"Dustin Pedroia doesn't have the strength or bat speed to hit major-league pitching consistently, and he has no power......He probably has a future as a backup infielder if he can stop rolling over to third base and shortstop." Keith Law, 2006


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Posted: August 25, 2019, 8:35 AM Post
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https://www.mlb.com/news/yankees-offense-falls-short-against-dodgers

Muncy added some spice to the proceedings by acknowledging that while Gardner's slide had shaken him up, there was also a fair amount of what he called "a little soccer in there." Muncy believed that if he sold the play, the umpires would halt Torres and send him back to third base, which is exactly what happened.

"If I'm acting like I was hurt, they have to stop the play," Muncy said. "It's more just hoping they call it. If I get up and act like I'm not hurt, [Torres is] safe at home plate. One of those things. He still got me good, it still hurt, so it wasn't entirely fake, but there might have been a little acting class in there."


Muncy admitted to faking an injury to stop a run from scoring. Doing it is one thing. Admitting to it right after the game is another. I don't think you can or should suspend a guy for that but it's not a great look.


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Posted: August 25, 2019, 12:25 PM Post
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I didnt see a replay and the article didnt answer it clearly enough for me, but did Torres never stop, or break for home when he saw muncy go to the ground or when he started pretending hes a soccer player?

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Posted: August 25, 2019, 1:10 PM Post
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I didnt see a replay and the article didnt answer it clearly enough for me, but did Torres never stop, or break for home when he saw muncy go to the ground or when he started pretending hes a soccer player?


Looks like he was rounding 3rd and went when he was laying on the ground. I don't think it was ever shown if completely stopped. However, the home plate ump very clearly was calling time well before he scored. By high school rules, yes, an ump can stop play with runners in motion if there is an injury he deems worth stopping for. However, I'm 99% sure that's not how MLB works.

Like so many things in baseball, you can be upset at Muncy for faking all you want, but the umpires let it happen. Really, it's on them. To me, it's the same as when a batter calls time as the pitcher starts his motion. He can call time all he wants, but it's up to the ump to give it to him and almost all the time they do. Then everyone gets mad at the batter when really the ump is who you should be mad at.


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Posted: August 27, 2019, 4:06 PM Post
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Keon Broxton has been suspended two games for throwing equipment and making contact with umpire Manny Gonzalez on Monday night against the Yankees.

Broxton has appealed the suspension and will be available to the Mariners until that appeal is heard. The 29-year-old outfielder has struggled to a .173/.241/.286 batting line in 217 plate appearances this season between the Mets, Orioles, and M's.

SOURCE: Mark Feinsand on Twitter
Aug 27, 2019, 4:38 PM ET


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I was just perusing some stats today and the Dodgers lead all of baseball in sacrifice bunts. And by a bit. Also up there are the Rockies and Nationals. All 3 teams are also in the top 10 in the league in runs scored per game. That's not meant to be any sort of promotion of bunting on my part but I just found it interesting.


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Posted: August 29, 2019, 1:19 PM Post
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I was just perusing some stats today and the Dodgers lead all of baseball in sacrifice bunts. And by a bit. Also up there are the Rockies and Nationals. All 3 teams are also in the top 10 in the league in runs scored per game. That's not meant to be any sort of promotion of bunting on my part but I just found it interesting.


The bunt is alive and well!

While bunting gets a bad name in the game today, it still is plenty useful. Wish the Brewers did it a bit more in certain situations.

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Posted: August 29, 2019, 2:43 PM Post
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I was just perusing some stats today and the Dodgers lead all of baseball in sacrifice bunts. And by a bit. Also up there are the Rockies and Nationals. All 3 teams are also in the top 10 in the league in runs scored per game. That's not meant to be any sort of promotion of bunting on my part but I just found it interesting.


2 of the Dodgers sac bunts are from non-pitchers. I think they just get a ton of guys on base when their pitchers are batting and their pitchers are really good at bunting.

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Verlander still complaining about the new baseballs?

"Dustin Pedroia doesn't have the strength or bat speed to hit major-league pitching consistently, and he has no power......He probably has a future as a backup infielder if he can stop rolling over to third base and shortstop." Keith Law, 2006


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Boston says Adios to Dave Dombrowski...

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2019/09/ ... owski.html


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Boston says Adios to Dave Dombrowski...

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2019/09/ ... owski.html


Wow, they are seemingly quick on the trigger. But with a high payroll come high expectations. That's where I think the Brewers Front Office has a built-in excuse. Payroll limitations can be used to explain away losing. Not so in Boston.

At least now we know what will be dominating the baseball media over the days and weeks ahead.


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Boston says Adios to Dave Dombrowski...

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2019/09/ ... owski.html


Wow, they are seemingly quick on the trigger. But with a high payroll come high expectations. That's where I think the Brewers Front Office has a built-in excuse. Payroll limitations can be used to explain away losing. Not so in Boston.

At least now we know what will be dominating the baseball media over the days and weeks ahead.



Not surprising in the least that he was fired, just the timing is a little weird. There have been rumblings that he wouldn’t be back next year. Dinosaur GM’s are going by the way side. Look for Boston to hire one of the Brainiac GM’s, Bloom Falvey Antonetti Porter Even possibly Billy Bean. There won’t be an shortage of seekers, that’s for sure.


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Look for Boston to hire one of the Brainiac GM’s, Bloom Falvey Antonetti Porter Even possibly Billy Bean. There won’t be an shortage of seekers, that’s for sure.


All those names could well be targets for Boston.
So could Stearns as he already engineered a quick rebuild/ retooling...

Time will tell to see where Boston ends up..


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Posted: September 09, 2019, 10:48 AM Post
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Brew crew 92 said:
Look for Boston to hire one of the Brainiac GM’s, Bloom Falvey Antonetti Porter Even possibly Billy Bean. There won’t be an shortage of seekers, that’s for sure.


All those names could well be targets for Boston.
So could Stearns as he already engineered a quick rebuild/ retooling...

Time will tell to see where Boston ends up..


Wouldn't surprise me to see them take a look at Matt Arnold. Part of a few successful rebuilds already, and experience in the AL East with Tampa.


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Posted: September 09, 2019, 10:55 AM Post
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If you look at Boston's roster...Betts is about to leave, Sale has been extended and is seemingly not as effective, their farm is absolute trash. The state of that franchise is not very good...and only going to get worse in the near future. This is what happens when you make TheoDombrowski your GM/president of baseball ops.


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