Talk Vikes and Other MN Sports Talk Vikes and Other MN Sports

Forums  Register  Login  My Profile  Inbox  Address Book  My Subscription  My Forums 

Photo Gallery  Member List  Search  Calendars  FAQ  Ticket List  Log Out

RE: MLB General Information PT 4

 
Logged in as: Guest
Users viewing this topic: none
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [Other Minnesota Sports] >> Minnesota Twins >> RE: MLB General Information PT 4 Page: <<   < prev  2 3 [4] 5 6   next >   >>
Login
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
RE: MLB General Information PT 4 - 6/27/2013 9:42:11 AM   
Mr. Ed


Posts: 87711
Joined: 7/14/2007
From: Minne-so-ta
Status: offline
Mercer, Pirates beats Mariners for 6th win in row
SEATTLE (AP) -- Another key hit by Jordy Mercer gave the Pittsburgh Pirates their season-high sixth straight win.
Mercer hit a go-ahead single with two outs in the ninth inning and the Pirates beat the Seattle Mariners 4-2 on Wednesday.
Mercer has come up big for the Pirates in several clutch situations. He's batting .391 with runners in scoring position with a home run, six RBIs and three walks.
"I guess I have a knack for coming up with big hits in big spots," Mercer said.
The Pirates improved to 48-30 - they are 18 games over .500 for the first time since 1992, their last winning season. With the victory, Pittsburgh wraps up a 7-2 road trip to Cincinnati, Anaheim and Seattle.


Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/mlb/gameflash/2013/06/26/48592/index.html#recap#ixzz2XQaAxm54


One of the best records in MLB. And this is with at least 3 key starters hurt.

_____________________________

Escape while you can!
Post #: 76
RE: MLB General Information PT 4 - 6/27/2013 10:14:08 AM   
SoMnFan


Posts: 94902
Status: offline
Well, at least we're not the Pirates.

"Hey Twins ....Who are you guys"?
"Not the Pirates"
See? It still works.

_____________________________

Work like a Captain.
Play like a Pirate.
Post #: 77
RE: MLB General Information PT 4 - 6/29/2013 11:44:03 AM   
SoMnFan


Posts: 94902
Status: offline
DENVER -- Michael Cuddyer and Jhoulys Chacin kept rolling and stopped the Colorado Rockies from sliding in the standings.
Cuddyer homered to extend his hitting streak to 25 games, Chacin pitched eight scoreless innings and the Rockies beat the slumping San Francisco Giants 4-1 on Friday night.
Wilin Rosario also went deep and Jordan Pacheco had three hits for the Rockies, who moved within three games of Arizona in the NL West despite having lost eight of 10 entering the day.
Cuddyer's streak is the longest in the majors this season and extended his franchise record. He has reached base safely in 44 straight games, also a club record.
"Cuddy's so locked in right now, I don't know if you can swing the bat any better than he is right now," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. "He's doing damage, too, when he gets his hits. He's been huge."
Cuddyer, who signed as a free agent before last season, has helped carry the team through injuries to Troy Tulowitzki and Dexter Fowler. Cuddyer is hitting .381 with six home runs and 18 RBIs during his streak.
"I haven't changed anything, I haven't done anything different," he said. "Balls have just been falling, things have been going my way. I'm not really worried about the streak, it's just pitch to pitch, at-bat to at-bat, evaluate the situation and try to execute. It doesn't matter if you have a hit streak or not, that's your goal every time you step to the plate."
Cuddyer flied out to left in the first inning before connecting in the third. He worked the count to 2-0 before hitting a 79 mph cut fastball just over the scoreboard in right to give the Rockies a 3-0 lead. Rosario followed with a blast to left to make it 4-0.
"Cuddyer was the big mistake tonight," Giants starter Barry Zito said. "Going low and just throwing a backdoor cutter up in the zone instead of keeping it down. Rosario, he hit a good pitch."

_____________________________

Work like a Captain.
Play like a Pirate.
Post #: 78
RE: MLB General Information PT 4 - 6/29/2013 4:37:55 PM   
SoMnFan


Posts: 94902
Status: offline
26
Cuddy picks up a hit again today!
Keep it going Micheal!
 
 

_____________________________

Work like a Captain.
Play like a Pirate.
Post #: 79
RE: MLB General Information PT 4 - 6/29/2013 6:21:12 PM   
SoMnFan


Posts: 94902
Status: offline
AL Central Trade Deadline News
From Keri


An underachieving team full of stars, a fringe contender hanging around, two also-rans with heavy incentive to sell, and a post-blockbuster team in limbo. Don't sleep on the AL Central as the trade deadline approaches, or even five weeks before.
DETROIT TIGERS
The Tigers are tied for the worst winning percentage in the majors in extra-inning games, dropping to 2-8 in those contests after Thursday's 10-inning loss to the Angels. The temptation, then, would be to say that Detroit's problem is its bullpen. But that's not entirely right.
The closer spot has certainly been a problem. The expected Opening Day closer, rookie Bruce Rondon, has spent the majority of the season in the minors. His replacement was Jose Valverde, summoned to claim the job for no other tangible reason than he was once a good closer — even though everything from velocity trends to declining peripherals to the horror show that was last year's playoffs should have inspired the Tigers to run in terror. The good news is Valverde has been exiled to Triple-A and isn't likely to throw any more high-leverage innings in the big leagues this season. And the bullpen mates he left behind are actually pretty good. Joaquin Benoit is the team's new closer, bringing his excellent slider-changeup combo and near-4-to-1 strikeout-to-walk rate to the role. The pen's biggest asset has been Drew Smyly. FanGraphs' Dave Cameron did an excellent job breaking down what Smyly has meant to the Tigers this year. The gist? He's been an old-school fireman, coming into games based less on the inning and far more on the situation, often when Detroit needs to escape a jam. Since Smyly's pedigree until this year was primarily that of a starting pitcher, manager Jim Leyland has had no problem using Smyly for multiple innings at a time, which has worked out great.
Still, the Tigers are reportedly hot on the trail of a new closer, and that's fine. There's an argument to be made that eighth-inning guys have it tougher than closers do when it comes to matchups, and that your top setup man should thus be an elite arm. Whatever your philosophy, acquiring another quality reliever to handle the ninth would bump Benoit back to the eighth, and suddenly give the Tigers one of the best bullpen trios in the majors. Given how few weaknesses the lineup has (Victor Martinez started the season terribly but is now starting to hit) and the rotation being the best in the big leagues, giving up decent young talent to bolster the ninth makes sense.
They're on pace for fewer than 90 wins, they've dropped three in a row, and they're one Indians winning streak away from having their first-place status disappear. But given how much star talent they have, the Tigers are still my pick as the best team in baseball. Another arm, combined with some expected positive regression, and their record will start to reflect that.
CLEVELAND INDIANS
Only the Brewers, Padres, Jays, Astros, and Orioles have garnered worse fielding-independent pitching than the Indians. This was very much expected. Even with the acquisitions of Michael Bourn and Nick Swisher over the winter, the Indians' pitching figured to disappoint, likely leaving Cleveland to another mediocre season.
What people didn't expect was for Cleveland to sit just 2½ games out of first place just before the halfway point of the season, even with several pitchers struggling badly. Or that the bigger problems would lie in the bullpen, not the rotation. After brief dalliances with Carlos Carrasco, Trevor Bauer, and Brett Myers that all ended poorly, the Tribe is now trotting out Justin Masterson, Corey Kluber, Ubaldo Jimenez, and Scott Kazmir as their top four starters, with Zach McAllister hopefully back within the next month. And it's actually kind of working. Masterson has bounced back nicely from his mysteriously lukewarm 2012, posting a career-high strikeout rate. Kluber's been a hugely pleasant surprise, striking out more than five batters for every one walk. And while Kazmir has experienced his share of struggles, starts like Wednesday's, when he took a no-hitter into the seventh, would have seemed unthinkable at the start of the season given he'd made exactly one start in 2011 and 2012 combined.
The bullpen is another story. Chris Perez was unfathomably bad (6.17 FIP) before landing on the DL. His previously reliable replacement, Vinnie Pestano, has seen his fly ball tendencies come back to bite him with nearly two homers allowed per nine innings. Lefties Nick Hagadone and Rich Hill have both walked the world, as has righty Matt Albers. In a nutshell, Cody Allen, Bryan Shaw, and Joe Smith have fared well, and everyone else has been lousy to downright terrible.
If you're hankerin' for someone like Jonathan Papelbon, slow your roll. First, the Indians will need to make an honest assessment of their team and the likelihood of a playoff run; even though they're hanging close to the Tigers, the talent gap between the two teams is substantial. They also need to acknowledge the possibility that their rotation's relative competence might be fool's gold, and that a real contender probably needs to do better than Jimenez, Kazmir, and whoever they decide to plug into the rotation's fifth spot. The best-case scenario would have the Indians acquire a capable starting pitcher who'd actually offer at least a couple years of service time, so that the team could benefit beyond what may well turn out not to be a playoff season.
KANSAS CITY ROYALS
In 50 games under former hitting coach Jack Maloof, the Royals averaged 4.0 runs per game. In 26 games under his replacement, George Brett, the Royals have scored 3.7 runs per game.
We bring this up not to besmirch Brett or his methods, but rather to point out that — acknowledging relatively small sample sizes here — KC's hitting woes run deeper than whoever's supervising the cage. Royals hitters rank 27th in walk rate and 20th in on-base percentage, problems that have persisted for a long, long time. Which is a damn shame, because the offseason acquisitions of James Shields and Ervin Santana have worked out brilliantly, at least in the short term.
Longer term, there's a good chance they'll regret sending away top outfield prospect Wil Myers in the Shields deal, given the big right-hander is set to become a free agent at the end of next season, while Myers won't be eligible to bolt until after the 2019 campaign. There'll probably be some temptation to go to the well again and try to trade more young talent for win-now help, especially with the Royals already boosting their payroll significantly and the likely increased pressure on GM Dayton Moore and manager Ned Yost to produce a winner now that that's happened. That would be a mistake. The Royals have too many lineup holes and are likely too far behind the AL's elite to make a playoff run this year. But if they insisted on giving it a go, here's a suggestion: Nate Schierholtz. He's put up better numbers this year than any of KC's regulars (.289/.339/.555), he'd be a huge upgrade over David Lough as the better half of a right-field platoon, he'd offer one more year of affordable team control after this one, and he probably wouldn't cost an arm and a leg.
MINNESOTA TWINS
They should be sellers. The question is, whom will they be willing to sell?
The Twins already did some aggressive selling over the winter, trading Denard Span and Ben Revere for young starting pitching, in the hopes of addressing what's been their biggest weakness since … not long after Johan Santana left, really. Picking through what's left, you've got:
• Joe Mauer, who's not going anywhere.
• Justin Morneau, who'd have fetched an orgy of great prospects a few years ago but is now an injury-prone, below-average hitter with three home runs making $15 million in his last year before free agency.
• Ryan Doumit, a replacement-level DH who occasionally fakes catching.
• Mike Pelfrey, who owns a 6.11 ERA.
• Glen Perkins, who's emerged as one of the most dominant relievers in the game. But you get the sense that the Twins won't want to trade him.
Other than a spare arm or two, that leaves Josh Willingham as the most likely piece of trade bait. Problem is, it's a year too late. Willingham put up huge numbers in the first year of his three-year, $21 million deal. But instead of recognizing that a 33-year-old outfielder wasn't going to do much to help the playoff chances of a team at least two or three years away from contention, the Twins held onto him for another year. Heading into Thursday's game, he was hitting just .219/.352/.393, making him a marginal trade commodity compared to where he was a year ago. Don't be surprised if the Twins stay fairly quiet between now and July 31 …
CHICAGO WHITE SOX
… the White Sox, on the other hand? Get ready for some deals.
With Rick Hahn wielding a very different management philosophy than his predecessor used to, there's a sense that the White Sox will be far more proactive in cashing in veterans to rebuild what's still a weak farm system. Alex Rios would instantly become one of the best players on the market if Chicago does plan to deal him. Ditto for Jake Peavy, assuming he can make it back from a rib fracture and string together a strong start or two before the deadline. But there are hidden gems here, too, led by Jesse Crain, who owns a 0.52 ERA and a 4-to-1 strikeout-to-walk rate, and leads all major league relievers in Wins Above Replacement.
With the minor league pipeline so barren, they needn't be picky about the types of prospects they'd acquire, either. Starters to eventually slot in behind Chris Sale, infielders, outfielders … the Sox need it all, and have a golden opportunity to fill some of those needs right now.

_____________________________

Work like a Captain.
Play like a Pirate.
Post #: 80
RE: MLB General Information PT 4 - 6/30/2013 10:45:25 AM   
SoMnFan


Posts: 94902
Status: offline
Hey Miggy Cabrera ... Little tip for ya .....
Don't mock a guy who can throw a hundy miles an hour.
Don't do it.
Then none of this would happen. Or at least wait and mock him when you're leaving town, moron.

_____________________________

Work like a Captain.
Play like a Pirate.
Post #: 81
RE: MLB General Information PT 4 - 6/30/2013 11:38:04 AM   
Steve Lentz


Posts: 35154
Joined: 7/19/2007
From: Omaha
Status: offline
Rockies: Cuddyer's streak at 26
Michael Cuddyer extended his hitting streak to 26 games Saturday with a first-inning RBI single, continuing not only the longest streak of the year in the Majors but also the longest in Rockies history. Cuddyer also has reached base safely in 45 straight games, also the longest in the Majors this season.


Always a favorite of mine. Love seeing him succeed again.

_____________________________

" I believe empathy is the most essential quality of civilization"
Post #: 82
RE: MLB General Information PT 4 - 6/30/2013 9:55:27 PM   
Steve Lentz


Posts: 35154
Joined: 7/19/2007
From: Omaha
Status: offline
Cuddyer extends his hitting streak to 27 games.

_____________________________

" I believe empathy is the most essential quality of civilization"
Post #: 83
RE: MLB General Information PT 4 - 7/2/2013 8:04:16 AM   
Mr. Ed


Posts: 87711
Joined: 7/14/2007
From: Minne-so-ta
Status: offline
Forgive Bobby Bonilla for celebrating a bit more than most when the calendar flips to July 1. [Bonilla] got a check for $1,193,248.20 [on Monday], just as he will every July 1 through 2035. That's due to a deferral clause from when the Mets bought out the final year of Bonilla's contract before the 2000 season. The deal was signed by the Marlins in 1996, but Bonilla was traded to the Dodgers in the 1998 blockbuster that involved Gary Sheffield and Mike Piazza. Bonilla was later flipped to the Mets. He then only played 60 games in 1999, hitting .160/.277/.303, so the Mets saw fit to get rid of him before the 2000 season instead of paying him $5.9 million that year. And now they'll be paying him a bit more than four times that -- just stretched out over 25 years.

_____________________________

Escape while you can!
Post #: 84
RE: MLB General Information PT 4 - 7/2/2013 8:17:51 AM   
CPAMAN

 

Posts: 36324
Joined: 3/17/2009
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: Mr. Ed

Forgive Bobby Bonilla for celebrating a bit more than most when the calendar flips to July 1. [Bonilla] got a check for $1,193,248.20 [on Monday], just as he will every July 1 through 2035. That's due to a deferral clause from when the Mets bought out the final year of Bonilla's contract before the 2000 season. The deal was signed by the Marlins in 1996, but Bonilla was traded to the Dodgers in the 1998 blockbuster that involved Gary Sheffield and Mike Piazza. Bonilla was later flipped to the Mets. He then only played 60 games in 1999, hitting .160/.277/.303, so the Mets saw fit to get rid of him before the 2000 season instead of paying him $5.9 million that year. And now they'll be paying him a bit more than four times that -- just stretched out over 25 years.



Unbelievable stupidity!

_____________________________

Lots of Christopher Columbus statues available on ebay.
Post #: 85
RE: MLB General Information PT 4 - 7/2/2013 8:26:49 AM   
Mr. Ed


Posts: 87711
Joined: 7/14/2007
From: Minne-so-ta
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: CPAMAN

quote:

ORIGINAL: Mr. Ed

Forgive Bobby Bonilla for celebrating a bit more than most when the calendar flips to July 1. [Bonilla] got a check for $1,193,248.20 [on Monday], just as he will every July 1 through 2035. That's due to a deferral clause from when the Mets bought out the final year of Bonilla's contract before the 2000 season. The deal was signed by the Marlins in 1996, but Bonilla was traded to the Dodgers in the 1998 blockbuster that involved Gary Sheffield and Mike Piazza. Bonilla was later flipped to the Mets. He then only played 60 games in 1999, hitting .160/.277/.303, so the Mets saw fit to get rid of him before the 2000 season instead of paying him $5.9 million that year. And now they'll be paying him a bit more than four times that -- just stretched out over 25 years.



Unbelievable stupidity!



One of the best agent deals ever constructed.

One of the dumbest contract a team could ever agree to.

_____________________________

Escape while you can!
Post #: 86
RE: MLB General Information PT 4 - 7/2/2013 9:25:28 AM   
Mr. Ed


Posts: 87711
Joined: 7/14/2007
From: Minne-so-ta
Status: offline
International signing day. And apparently, you can buy some "pool money" from other teams.

9:11am: The Rangers acquired pool money from the Marlins, tweets Soldevila. The Marlins have the sixth-largest pool at $3,395,200, and were expected to be willing to part with some of it. The Rangers can acquire up to half of their pool amount, which comes to $971,350, but they have to do it by acquiring slot values.

8:32am: The Rangers signed shortstop Yeyson Yrizarri for $1.375MM, according to Ben Badler of Baseball America. The 16-year-old was born in Venezuela and raised in the Dominican Republic. BA ranks him seventh, while MLB.com has him 23rd. The Rangers also signed Dominican outfielder Jose Almonte for $1.8MM, tweets Dionisio Soldevila of ESPN Deportes. Badler kept Almonte outside of his top 30, noting that he "has been the subject of rumors regarding his potential bonus that seem to wildly outstrip his value as a solid but not premium prospect." MLB.com ranked him 13th.

BA notes Yrizarri is a nephew of former big leaguer Deivi Cruz. His stock rose quickly in recent weeks; Yrizarri has "gap power for now" and may wind up an above-average defender at second or third base. MLB.com has much praise for Almonte's bat, while Badler is more skeptical.

The Rangers have $1,942,700 in bonus pool money, so they're $260,950 over their amount with these two signings even if they acquire the maximum of $971,350.


_____________________________

Escape while you can!
Post #: 87
RE: MLB General Information PT 4 - 7/2/2013 12:11:59 PM   
sixthwi


Posts: 18119
Joined: 12/17/2007
From: Packerland
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: Mr. Ed

International signing day. And apparently, you can buy some "pool money" from other teams.

9:11am: The Rangers acquired pool money from the Marlins, tweets Soldevila. The Marlins have the sixth-largest pool at $3,395,200, and were expected to be willing to part with some of it. The Rangers can acquire up to half of their pool amount, which comes to $971,350, but they have to do it by acquiring slot values.

8:32am: The Rangers signed shortstop Yeyson Yrizarri for $1.375MM, according to Ben Badler of Baseball America. The 16-year-old was born in Venezuela and raised in the Dominican Republic. BA ranks him seventh, while MLB.com has him 23rd. The Rangers also signed Dominican outfielder Jose Almonte for $1.8MM, tweets Dionisio Soldevila of ESPN Deportes. Badler kept Almonte outside of his top 30, noting that he "has been the subject of rumors regarding his potential bonus that seem to wildly outstrip his value as a solid but not premium prospect." MLB.com ranked him 13th.

BA notes Yrizarri is a nephew of former big leaguer Deivi Cruz. His stock rose quickly in recent weeks; Yrizarri has "gap power for now" and may wind up an above-average defender at second or third base. MLB.com has much praise for Almonte's bat, while Badler is more skeptical.

The Rangers have $1,942,700 in bonus pool money, so they're $260,950 over their amount with these two signings even if they acquire the maximum of $971,350.



So how can they go over their bonus pool money? 

_____________________________

The generation who would change the world is still looking for its car keys.
Post #: 88
RE: MLB General Information PT 4 - 7/2/2013 12:25:46 PM   
Mr. Ed


Posts: 87711
Joined: 7/14/2007
From: Minne-so-ta
Status: offline
@keithlaw Orioles acquire Scott Feldman and Tony Clevenger from the Cubs for Jake Arrietta, Pedro Strop, and int'l bonus slots

_____________________________

Escape while you can!
Post #: 89
RE: MLB General Information PT 4 - 7/2/2013 1:42:19 PM   
Mr. Ed


Posts: 87711
Joined: 7/14/2007
From: Minne-so-ta
Status: offline
In a swap of relievers who had been designated for assignment, the Cubs announced they have acquired Matt Guerrier from the Dodgers for Carlos Marmol and Chicago's fourth international signing bonus slot. That slot is worth $209,700 in pool money, announced the Dodgers, who had a pool of $2,112,900. The Cubs acquired $388,100 in pool money from the Orioles minutes ago, so Chicago still adds $178,400 to their pool.


I would imagine trading "pool money" slots will be going away soon. That just seems to favor the deep pocket teams,while tight-ass owners like the Marlins spend little or no money.

_____________________________

Escape while you can!
Post #: 90
RE: MLB General Information PT 4 - 7/2/2013 1:44:19 PM   
Mr. Ed


Posts: 87711
Joined: 7/14/2007
From: Minne-so-ta
Status: offline
Wow. Not a surprise.

[i]Numbers Show That MLB Interleague Play Isn’t As Popular As We Were Led to Believe


It has been one of the key moments in Bud Selig’s tenure, created barstool debates throughout the country, and until this year, hasn’t had enough information to say definitively how popular it really is.
The topic is interleague play in Major League Baseball.
Since Bud Selig and the owners agreed that having a smattering of games that sees the National and American League teams competing in the regular season, the chorus from the league has been simple: interleague, while controversial to the purist, is a fan favorite.
Since it started in 1997 interleague games had drawn an average of 33,285 through 2012, or 12 percent higher than traditional intraleague. Selig and the league—first to highlight that they had, indeed, made the right decision in 1997, and then to promote its legacy—have touted interleague’s popularity.
The problem has always been that interleague occurred in two short series, first in May that surrounded Memorial Day and later in the season when a longer stretch is played in July. The limited number of games, one of which took advantage of the 3-day weekend, and the others around summer when weather is at its best and kids are out of school, never really spoke wholly to how popular interleague might be over a long stretch.
That all changed this season. When the Astros moved to the AL West, and the AL and NL were confronted with 15 teams a piece, it was decided that “daily interleague” would be across the calendar. While the number of interleague tilts and when they are played do not occur daily, since Opening Day when the Angels played the Reds in Cincinnati, interleague has peppered baseball’s schedule.
Leading into July, there had been 182 interleague games played. This included the “Rivalry Week” games that spanned Memorial Day to Thursday, May 30th. These games which see match-ups such as the Yankees and Mets, Reds and Indians, White Sox and Cubs, Dodgers and Angels, have indeed been the most popular. But, when we look at intraleague to interleague across what is now the middle of the 2013 season, it shows that interleague lags behind, not ahead of intraleague play, when it comes to attendance.
The 182 interleague games through June have seen an average paid attendance of 28,691 compared to 28,664 for intraleague, a difference of just 27 per game in favor of interleague. But, remember, the Rivalry Week started on Memorial Day, a Monday of a 3-day weekend, thus skewing numbers in favor of interleague. When normalizing that Memorial Day Monday to be in line with other Mondays throughout the season, interleague attendance drops to an average of 28,426 or an average of 239 less per game than intraleague sees.
While the rest of the season is yet to be played, the numbers compellingly show that interleague is not as popular as the past numbers have been said to be. It’s not that the “rivalries” aren’t popular, they are (they averaged 30,876 across the Rivalry Week in May this year), but rather balanced interleague throughout the season pulls in pretty much the same crowds as traditional interleague has.
None of this is to say that interleague should be removed. What it does say is don’t use those past numbers as propaganda to say how much more popular interleague is since it came into place in 1997. As the numbers now show, it’s pretty much a wash. Enjoy it for what it is, not some monumental popularity shift added to the regular season.


_____________________________

Escape while you can!
Post #: 91
RE: MLB General Information PT 4 - 7/2/2013 1:44:43 PM   
twinsfan


Posts: 55026
Joined: 12/21/2009
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: Mr. Ed

In a swap of relievers who had been designated for assignment, the Cubs announced they have acquired Matt Guerrier from the Dodgers for Carlos Marmol and Chicago's fourth international signing bonus slot. That slot is worth $209,700 in pool money, announced the Dodgers, who had a pool of $2,112,900. The Cubs acquired $388,100 in pool money from the Orioles minutes ago, so Chicago still adds $178,400 to their pool.


I would imagine trading "pool money" slots will be going away soon. That just seems to favor the deep pocket teams,while tight-ass owners like the Marlins spend little or no money.

I can't believe tradinig pool money exists at all.  Teams appear to be using it just as if they were trading draft picks.

Is this a new thing?  Never heard of it until yesterday.

_____________________________

55% of Republicans think the Earth is 5,000 years old. All kinds of people believe all kinds of crazy things. You just gotta move on, man.

-James Carville - 12/15/20 - The Beat with Ari Melber
Post #: 92
RE: MLB General Information PT 4 - 7/2/2013 1:46:04 PM   
twinsfan


Posts: 55026
Joined: 12/21/2009
Status: offline
I will stand by interleague play only because it will allow me to someday see every stadium.  My wife is all for traveling to watch the Twins.....but other teams?....not happening.

_____________________________

55% of Republicans think the Earth is 5,000 years old. All kinds of people believe all kinds of crazy things. You just gotta move on, man.

-James Carville - 12/15/20 - The Beat with Ari Melber
Post #: 93
RE: MLB General Information PT 4 - 7/2/2013 1:47:18 PM   
Mr. Ed


Posts: 87711
Joined: 7/14/2007
From: Minne-so-ta
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: twinsfan

quote:

ORIGINAL: Mr. Ed

In a swap of relievers who had been designated for assignment, the Cubs announced they have acquired Matt Guerrier from the Dodgers for Carlos Marmol and Chicago's fourth international signing bonus slot. That slot is worth $209,700 in pool money, announced the Dodgers, who had a pool of $2,112,900. The Cubs acquired $388,100 in pool money from the Orioles minutes ago, so Chicago still adds $178,400 to their pool.


I would imagine trading "pool money" slots will be going away soon. That just seems to favor the deep pocket teams,while tight-ass owners like the Marlins spend little or no money.

I can't believe tradinig pool money exists at all.  Teams appear to be using it just as if they were trading draft picks.

Is this a new thing?  Never heard of it until yesterday.




I believe it is a new thing. And is being taken advantage of.

< Message edited by Mr. Ed -- 7/2/2013 1:48:23 PM >


_____________________________

Escape while you can!
Post #: 94
RE: MLB General Information PT 4 - 7/2/2013 3:05:22 PM   
Mr. Ed


Posts: 87711
Joined: 7/14/2007
From: Minne-so-ta
Status: offline
The White Sox have announced that Jim Thome has joined the team's front office as a special assistant to general manager Rick Hahn. Thome will consult with Hahn and assistant GM Buddy Bell, work with the club's Major League staff and players, and also travel to the team's minor league affiliates to evaluate player performance.

_____________________________

Escape while you can!
Post #: 95
RE: MLB General Information PT 4 - 7/3/2013 8:47:25 AM   
SoMnFan


Posts: 94902
Status: offline
Papeldouche once again opens mouth inserts foot.
Says Puig doesn't belong in AS game
He's been a huge story the first half. Put him in.
Funniest part ... PD calls him a part-time player.
Yep, just like you, one-inning-a-night idiot.

_____________________________

Work like a Captain.
Play like a Pirate.
Post #: 96
RE: MLB General Information PT 4 - 7/3/2013 8:52:30 AM   
Mr. Ed


Posts: 87711
Joined: 7/14/2007
From: Minne-so-ta
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: SoMnFan

Papeldouche once again opens mouth inserts foot.
Says Puig doesn't belong in AS game
He's been a huge story the first half. Put him in.
Funniest part ... PD calls him a part-time player.
Yep, just like you, one-inning-a-night idiot.


Puig's one of the main reasons LAD is now only a few out of first, after being left for dead a month ago.

_____________________________

Escape while you can!
Post #: 97
RE: MLB General Information PT 4 - 7/3/2013 10:43:24 AM   
Mr. Ed


Posts: 87711
Joined: 7/14/2007
From: Minne-so-ta
Status: offline
When you have money to burn.........


The Dodgers have designated Carlos Marmol for assignment, according to Peter Gammons of the MLB Network (on Twitter). Gammons reports that the Dodgers were only interested in the international bonus slot they acquired in the deal, not in retaining Marmol as a member of their bullpen.

_____________________________

Escape while you can!
Post #: 98
RE: MLB General Information PT 4 - 7/3/2013 10:53:20 AM   
twinsfan


Posts: 55026
Joined: 12/21/2009
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: Mr. Ed

When you have money to burn.........


The Dodgers have designated Carlos Marmol for assignment, according to Peter Gammons of the MLB Network (on Twitter). Gammons reports that the Dodgers were only interested in the international bonus slot they acquired in the deal, not in retaining Marmol as a member of their bullpen.

What a joke.  They better fix that or it's gonna turn into the NBA (acquiring expiring contracts, etc.).

_____________________________

55% of Republicans think the Earth is 5,000 years old. All kinds of people believe all kinds of crazy things. You just gotta move on, man.

-James Carville - 12/15/20 - The Beat with Ari Melber
Post #: 99
RE: MLB General Information PT 4 - 7/3/2013 10:54:48 AM   
Mr. Ed


Posts: 87711
Joined: 7/14/2007
From: Minne-so-ta
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: twinsfan

quote:

ORIGINAL: Mr. Ed

When you have money to burn.........


The Dodgers have designated Carlos Marmol for assignment, according to Peter Gammons of the MLB Network (on Twitter). Gammons reports that the Dodgers were only interested in the international bonus slot they acquired in the deal, not in retaining Marmol as a member of their bullpen.

What a joke.  They better fix that or it's gonna turn into the NBA (acquiring expiring contracts, etc.).



Agreed. While the player gets his $$$, this whole buying / trading bonus $ is a crock.

_____________________________

Escape while you can!
Post #: 100
Page:   <<   < prev  2 3 [4] 5 6   next >   >>
All Forums >> [Other Minnesota Sports] >> Minnesota Twins >> RE: MLB General Information PT 4 Page: <<   < prev  2 3 [4] 5 6   next >   >>
Jump to:





New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts




Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.5.5 Unicode