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  • Nationals To Sign Patrick Corbin

    12/04/2018 2:46:49 PM PST · by TBP · 19 replies
    MLB Trade Rumors ^ | December 4, 2018 | Jeff Todd and Steve Adams
    The Nationals have agreed to a deal with veteran lefty Patrick Corbin, according to Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post (via Twitter). Corbin, a client of ISE Baseball, has landed a $140MM guarantee over a six-year term, Jon Heyman of Fancred tweets. Patrick Corbin | Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports Deferrals will reduce the true, present-day value of the deal, but it’s still a huge sum. Joel Sherman of the New York Post tweets that the deferrals will be relatively minor, though details aren’t yet known. There will not be an opt-out opportunity in the deal, Bruce Levine of tweets....
  • MLB seeks return of donation to GOP candidate (Hyde-Smith)

    11/25/2018 1:20:34 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 31 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 25, 2018 | ESPN
    Major League Baseball is requesting a return of a $5,000 donation to a Mississippi Republican candidate for U.S. Senate following her controversial comments and actions ahead of Tuesday's runoff election. Cindy Hyde-Smith has drawn scrutiny for saying at a Nov. 2 campaign event that she would attend a public hanging if invited. Further digging into Hyde-Smith's past has revealed a photo of her wearing a Confederate military-style hat in 2014 along with questions about the white private school she attended in the 1970s.
  • Mariners deny ex-employee’s accusations of racism toward Latino staff, players

    11/14/2018 5:32:48 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    Tacoma News Tribune ^ | November 12, 2018 | TJ Cotterill
    Lorena Martin was hired just over a year ago to fill a position unique to baseball. No other organization before the Seattle Mariners had a director of high performance in the baseball operations department. But on Monday, just over a month after the Mariners fired her, Lorena Martin posted a string of heavy comments to her Instagram and Twitter accounts, leveling accusations of racism and discrimination and specifically naming general manager Jerry Dipoto, manager Scott Servais and director of player development Andy McKay.
  • 2018-19 Top 50 MLB Free Agents With Predictions

    11/02/2018 5:53:08 PM PDT · by TBP · 21 replies
    MLB Trade Rumors ^ | November 2, 2018 | Tim Dierkes
    MLB Trade Rumors is proud to present our 13th annual Top 50 Free Agents list! For the entire list of free agents, plus the ability to filter by signing status, position, signing team, and qualifying offer status, check out our mobile-friendly free agent tracker here. New to MLBTR? You can follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, and download our free app for iOS and Android. MLBTR writers Steve Adams and Jeff Todd joined me in this collaboration, debating free agent contracts and destinations for many hours. We vetted these as much as possible, but...
  • Red Sox unsure on White House visit if invited by Trump

    11/02/2018 6:13:19 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 101 replies
    brietbart ^ | 11/01/2018 | AP
    1 Nov 20181,555 BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox say they haven’t decided whether they will visit the White House if invited by President Donald Trump. Manager Alex Cora said Thursday he wants to use the platform he has as a World Series champion in the right way. A native Puerto Rican, Cora has been outspoken about the need for help on the island since it was devastated by Hurricane Maria. The traditional White House visit has become increasingly partisan, with some players declining to make the trip because of their political views.
  • Hall of Fame slugger McCovey dies at 80

    11/01/2018 7:38:20 AM PDT · by DFG · 36 replies
    MLB.COM ^ | 10/31/2018 | Anthony Castrovince
    Willie McCovey, one of the great left-handed power hitters of all time, a first-ballot inductee into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1986 and a beloved member of the San Francisco Giants family, passed away peacefully Wednesday after a battle with health issues. He was 80 years old. Nicknamed "Stretch" for the long arms and legs attached to his 6-foot-4 frame, McCovey and fellow Hall of Famer and Alabama native Willie Mays comprised the core of San Francisco Giants teams that gave opposing pitchers The Willies. McCovey's pull power was so prodigious that the China Basin that sits beyond...
  • Giants legend Willie McCovey dies at 80

    10/31/2018 5:26:12 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 63 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | October 31, 2018 | Daniel Brown
    “If you pitch to him, he’ll ruin a baseball,’’ rival manager Sparky Anderson once said. “There’s no comparison between McCovey and anybody else in the league.” He was the National League rookie of the year in 1959, the league’s MVP in 1969 and the comeback player of the year in 1977 when he kicked off a late-career renaissance by returning to the Giants after a three-year absence. In all, McCovey was a six-time All-Star whose career home run total ties him with Ted Williams for 18th on the all-time list. Before Barry Bonds passed him, McCovey had more home runs...
  • Will World Champion Red Sox Visit White House? Alex Cora Says ‘We’ll Talk About It’

    10/29/2018 3:15:00 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 29 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | October 29, 2018
    BOSTON (CBS) – Will the World Series champion Boston Red Sox visit President Donald Trump at the White House? Manager Alex Cora said that decision has not yet been made. Cora was asked if the team would make the trip if invited during his postgame press conference. “We’ll talk about it later on,” Cora said. Earlier this fall, Cora was critical of Trump’s comments about Puerto Rico, the native country of the Red Sox manager. White House visits have been the source of controversy during the Trump presidency. Trump called off the Eagles’ Super Bowl visit when it became evident...
  • Red Sox Defeat Dodgers in Game 5 to Win World Series

    10/28/2018 8:30:17 PM PDT · by fhayek · 125 replies
  • What You Can Learn From MLB’s Mental-Skills Coaches

    10/28/2018 9:04:37 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 30 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 11, 2018 | Sue Shellenbarger
    The Chicago Cubs are one of 26 Major League Baseball teams to employ sports psychologists or mental-skills coaches. As in the workplace, the game’s great myth is that talent always wins. In reality, athletes’ hidden game, the mental one, can override some deficits in skill, says Bob Tewksbury, a former All-Star pitcher and current mental-skills coach for the San Francisco Giants. Players must develop the ability to block out distractions, says Mr. Tewksbury, author of “Ninety Percent Mental..." Ken Ravizza, a mental-skills coach for the Chicago Cubs, teaches players to stay aware of their mental state by imagining an inner...
  • Trump on Baseball

    10/28/2018 4:01:47 AM PDT · by be-baw · 42 replies
    Twitter ^ | October 27, 2018 | President Donald J. Trump
    Watching the Dodgers/Red Sox final innings. It is amazing how a manager takes out a pitcher who is loose & dominating through almost 7 innings, Rich Hill of Dodgers, and brings in nervous reliever(s) who get shellacked. 4 run lead gone. Managers do it all the time, big mistake!
  • Longest World Series game in history: Dodgers, Red Sox set a new record in Game 3

    10/27/2018 12:52:00 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 104 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | Oct 27, 2018 | Mike Axisa
    Game 3 was the 12th World Series game to go 12 innings and the fourth World Series Game to go 14 innings. It is the only World Series game to go 18 innings. Here are the longest World Series games in history by innings played: 2018 Game 3: Red Sox vs. Dodgers still playing in the 18th inning. 1916 Game 2: (Brooklyn) Dodgers beat Red Sox 2-1 in 14 innings. 2005 Game 3: White Sox beat Astros 7-5 in 14 innings. 2015 Game 1: Royals beat Mets 5-4 in 14 innings. Furthermore, Game 3 is also the longest World Series...
  • 3 am and Red Sox and Dodgers are still playing

    10/27/2018 12:01:32 AM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 44 replies
    Fox | 10/27/2018 3 am est | Self
    It is 3 am and the Red Sox Dodgers World Series Game Three is going into the 17th inning, a record for length by time and innings. Score 2 to 2.
  • Ratings for Red Sox-Dodgers World Series fall to four-year low

    10/26/2018 6:52:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 25, 2018 | Liz Roscher
    It seems like this World Series matchup between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers isn’t the ratings draw MLB was hoping it would be. The ratings for both Games 1 and 2 are down from their 2017 counterparts, and represent the lowest ratings for those games in at least three years. According to Sports Media Watch, Tuesday’s Game 1, played at 8 p.m. ET local time at Fenway Park, came in at an 8.2 rating and 13.76 million viewers. That’s a 6 percent drop in ratings and an 8 percent drop in viewers from 2017’s Game 1...
  • Slow and Steady Keeps Us Awake: Major League Baseball Can't Fix Its Pace of Play Problem

    10/26/2018 6:48:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 49 replies
    SI ^ | October 25, 2018 | Jon Tayler
    The first game of the 1916 World Series—otherwise known as the last time the Red Sox and Dodgers met in the Fall Classic—took two hours and 16 minutes to play. It was slow relative to that season as a whole (or so we can infer; average time of game for 1916 is unavailable, but over the previous five years, it clocked in at just under two hours), but it was a sprint compared to the marathons we’re enduring in 2018. A 136-minute contest would’ve placed in the 99th percentile of game lengths from this season and was 48 minutes shy...
  • 2018 World Series: Red Sox v. Dodgers, Live Thread

    10/23/2018 6:28:23 PM PDT · by Impy · 349 replies
    World Series All games on FOX. All times Eastern Tue., Oct. 23 8:09 p.m. @Boston Kershaw v. Sale Wed., Oct. 24 8:09 p.m. @Boston Ryu v. Price Fri., Oct. 26 8:09 p.m. @Los Angeles TPD v. Buehler Sat., Oct. 27 8:09 p.m. @Los Angeles TPD v. Hill Sun., Oct. 28* 8:15 p.m. @Los Angeles Tue., Oct. 30* 8:09 p.m. @ Boston Wed., Oct. 31* 8:09 p.m. @Boston *- if necessary
  • Socialist Bernie Sanders takes credit for Cuba escapee Yasiel Puig’s success #WorldSeries

    10/21/2018 5:19:29 PM PDT · by kevcol · 6 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 21, 2018 | Greg P.
    Anyway, elderly socialist Bernie Sanders is taking credit for Puig’s achievements this season over batting tips he gave the slugger back in March: Congratulations to @Dodgers and @YasielPuig! Looks like those pointers worked. — Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) October 21, 2018
  • Price pitches Red Sox into World Series

    10/18/2018 9:12:03 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 13 replies ^ | 19 Oct 18
    Now it will be the Red Sox, led by rookie manager Alex Cora, who represent the AL in the World Series, which will start on Tuesday night at Fenway Park against the Dodgers or Brewers. This is the first trip to the Fall Classic for Boston since 2013, which has a chance to win its fourth championship since that infamous 86-year drought finally ended in '04.
  • ALCS Game 5: Red Sox headed to World Series thanks to unlikely hero David Price

    10/18/2018 8:58:18 PM PDT · by Trump_the_Evil_Left · 44 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | October 18, 2018 | Jeff Passan
    HOUSTON – David Price picked the perfect time to book his first career playoff win as a starting pitcher. It sent the Boston Red Sox to the World Series. Arguably the worst postseason starter in baseball history, Price shut out a flat Houston Astros team for six innings Thursday night en route to a 4-1 victory in a pennant-clinching Game 5 of the American League Championship Series. The Red Sox, who won a franchise-record 108 games during the regular season, will host the winner of the Los Angeles Dodgers-Milwaukee Brewers National League Championship Series in Game 1 of the World...
  • Red Sox beat Yankees, advance to ALCS

    10/09/2018 9:02:11 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 113 replies
    Boton Herald ^ | 10 Oct 18 | Jason Mastrodonato
    There was no debating the better team all year, and there was no debating the better team in this series. The 108-win Red Sox entered the postseason with more questions than the SATs while the Wild Card Yankees looked like a team nobody wanted to face this October. And yet it was the Sox who looked like juggernauts by the time the American League Division Series was over at Yankee Stadium late Tuesday night. Rick Porcello earned his first win in a playoff start, Christian Vazquez hit his first home run since June 26 and Chris Sale pitched out of...