.327/.383/.455 with a nifty 129 wRC+ and a sick b-boy presence.
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Posted by Scott Lewis under No. You're A Slow News Day, Shoppin' on May 09, 2013
Posted by Scott Lewis under No. You're A Slow News Day on Feb 26, 2013
I often think about how helpful it would have been to have some pointed guidance on my way out of high school and into a post-secondary education. I probably would have used all of that money I borrowed for purposes other than having cool new jeans, a massive record collection, and living in a permanently altered state. Anyway, I’m not here to talk about the past, I’m here to talk about the future. If you’re a high school student looking for a career in baseball, then we have something for you.
MLB Trade Rumors is offering guidance in the form of advice via front office executives from 17 Major League Baseball clubs. Tim Dierkes asked general managers and assistant general managers to answer one question: What is one piece of advice would you give to a high school student who hopes to work in baseball operations one day?
The responses range from predictably nebulous (“Play baseball until someone tears the jersey off your back” – Dan Duquette) to pragmatic (“[Do] not get too specific when planning college courses. I believe it is important to be able to write well, speak in front of a group or crowd and be able to articulate your thoughts and compose a defensible argument when discussing any topic” – Rob Antony). For every “follow your passion” clichéd response (seriously, Jerry Dipoto said that) there are two suggestions to develop and focus on analytical skills.
Posted by Drew Fairservice under No. You're A Slow News Day, Washington Nationals on Jan 25, 2013
The Washington Nationals prepare to enter the 2013 season as the best team in baseball. But they still face the toughest decision of this or any offseason: who gets to join the Nationals Ballpark Presidential Race?
Posted by Drew Fairservice under HardBall Talkin', No. You're A Slow News Day on Dec 19, 2012
Taking the whole “absurd slapdash animation thing” to a whole new level. High water mark or low level desperation? I’m not yet convinced. Also: probably racist. And homophobic. And factually inaccurate.
Posted by Scott Lewis under No. You're A Slow News Day on Dec 11, 2012
Taking a break from trading potential franchise cornerstones, Dayton Moore added a few bodies to the fold in Kansas City on Tuesday. The Royals have signed outfielder Willy Taveras and relief pitchers George Sherrill and Dan Wheeler to minor league contracts, via the club’s official Twitter account.
Taveras has not played Major League Baseball since 2010 when he appeared in 27 games for the Washington Nationals, in addition to stints in Triple-A with affiliates of the Rangers, Phillies, and Braves. The speedy outfielder was out of baseball in 2012, having last played with the Rockies’ Triple-A affiliate in Colorado Springs.
Sherrill made just two appearances with the Seattle Mariners in 2012 before undergoing elbow surgery. He holds a career ERA of 3.77 and has struck out 320 batters in 324.1 innings. Wheeler pitched briefly for the Cleveland Indians last season, mostly to disastrous results, but was exiled to the minors and eventually released.
All three are expected to receive invites to spring training. There’s not much here, although, Sherrill could prove to be a nice pick up if he bounces back from Tommy John surgery.
Posted by Scott Lewis under HardBall Talkin', No. You're A Slow News Day on Dec 10, 2012
Okay, so maybe that headline is a bit of an exaggeration. We all know that those wetsuits don’t offer much in the way of flattery. Still, I’m not going to let a chance at posting a photo of Josh Beckett relaxing on a paddle board while his wife does all the work go by.
Posted by Scott Lewis under No. You're A Slow News Day on Nov 07, 2012
You may recall an incident from late April that saw former 1st overall pick Delmon Young getting himself arrested in New York on account of allegedly assaulting a man outside of his hotel and uttering some anti-Semitic remarks. Fast forward nearly eight months later and Tony Aiello of CBSNewYork reports via Twitter that Young has plead guilty to aggravated harassment. Aiello also reports that Young must complete ten days of community service and attend a program at the Museum of Tolerance.
You didn’t think Delmon Young would walk, did you? Delmon Young never walks.
The Detroit Tigers have indicated that they have no intention of bringing Young back next season. Young finished 2012 with a .267/.296/.411 triple slash line to go along with 18 home run while serving as the team’s primary DH. It’s fathomable that a team may mistakenly lob considerable dollars at him this offseason on the heels of a strong showing in the postseason where he hit three home runs and finished with a very un-Delmon .313/.365/.542 showing.