Not to be outdone by the Maine Bean Suppahs, the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp will be having Cathartic Scream Night on June 24th. I wonder if they will hand out complimentary foam earplugs. They’ll be playing Durham that night.
What do you think? Would Cheap Arte hold up agreement on the CBA over a few million bucks? The negotiating parties seem to be going sideways a little bit. The numbers are getting closer about the league minimum salary, the competitive balance tax, and the pre-arb bonus pool. Broader issues such as the international draft and changes to the qualifying offer get proposed and rejected in broad strokes. The Opening Day will now be no earlier than April 14. Cathartic scream anyone? Speaking of which, ESPN is expected to offer a five year deal to Joe Buck.
Apparently the Apple TV+ Friday night doubleheaders will have interactive bells and whistles for the young demographic, but no in game wagering at first.
The Rockies fired Director of Research and Development Scott Van Lenten six months after they hired him. This is the result of major disagreement over what his role would be going forward. Translation: They weren’t going to give him the resources to work with that he initially thought they would. This is reminiscent of the Derek Jeter dispute with the Marlins.
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As Jeremiah Jackson advances up the minor league ladder he continues to display power but his strikeout rate grows ever more alarming. At least he realizes that he needs to do something about that. Jordyn Adams has a similar problem and is trying to address it with a simplified swing featuring a shorter path to the ball. His leg kick is gone.
We have some minor league camp video courtesy of Jeff Fletcher.
Thirty people voted in the Angels Mount Rushmore of Stupidity Poll and Buzzie Bavasi ran away with it. The Wells and Hamilton acquisitions also scored quite well in a tie for second place. Making Donnie Moore pitch came in fourth place.
Photo credit: Rex Fregosi
Just got approved for a loan….No worries about $6.50 Gas for me. Big A here I come!
Preservation of their full pay checks and hallowed service time is now forcing the players into a condensed schedule and probably a record numbers of blown elbows, shoulders, hamis and other body parts.
With all the makeup double headers and elimination of some off days. I bet more teams will adopt the six man rotation.
Yeah, this is the point I was making below…
Okay so if Moreno actually does want to spend who do you think they will sign or trade for?
They wasted 3 months for this. I am sorry but having money doesn’t make you smart. It actually makes you stupid. These billionaire owners are full of crap. If I ran a business the way these idiots do that business would have folded long ago.
Can I get a FUCK YEAH?!?!
LETS SIGN SOME DUDES
3-RP, 1-SP, 1-SS and OF depth.
Hell NO to Correa!!!!
Union votes YES,
Was never in doubt 🙂
Ya, me neither 🙄
awesome – next questions
Can’t wait to see your pics, Rex!
We are hoping your schedule is WIDE OPEN!
Jon Heyman says union votes yes!!!
Wait for official confirmation before you start dancing. But looks good
Let the disappointment begin!!!!!
If they agree, spring games could start on the 17th, with opening day on April 5th
The double-headers to reach 162 games would be 9 innings. Not seeing any talk about games on off-days now
Make it happen! I want to see the caravan of Angel FA signee’s come tomorrow.
Moreno won’t sign anyone. He is too upset about the Skaggs crap and the stadium garbage.
Hey Eeyore, I see you are in mid season form.
Ready to be disappointed again. At least this will take my mind off of the world coming to an end.
…and the sticky substance from Harkins Inc.
It is ridiculous. Never heard of any owner with this much legal problems.
Frank McCourt says hello
I wish McCourt still owned the Dodgers. They would have no fans and suck.
I hope it gets settled soon because mlb.com is sooooo boring now.
No one is more bored than the hosts who have to spend hours talking with nothing to talk about.
I am shocked that I’m the only one who voted for “no pinch runner for Morales”. I guess it must not have happened.
I certainly know that the date that such an event is alleged to have happened upon does not exist. You can ask Designerguy to show you the calendar.
you don’t want to gut the lineup
Breaking news: the two sides have agreed on a resolution to the International draft question. This is promising.
Still talking about 162 games being possible with double-headers and games on off-days.
Games on off-days is a terrible idea. In fact, it is King in the court of bad ideas.
I can’t imagine how the players would agree to this. Yes, it means a little bit more money, but it is at the increased risk of injury and other bad things. MLB players need rest in the season. It is as simple as that. If you want to lengthen the season a couple of weeks I would be okay with that, though you risk foul weather in Eastern cities… But that is still preferable to eliminating off-days.
Also; the Angels pitching is already thin enough, we don’t need to hurt our chances more by taking away off-days.
I don’t disagree.
I think it’s more likely they will tack a series or two on to the end of the season in October and add some double headers rather than take away off days.
Hope you are right…
but Double-Headers hurt us as well. Thin pitching gets punished in Double Headers…
Would love to see MLB schedule double-header days. MLB washed them out years back due to lost revenue, tickets fees were combined. Nothing better than stretching out at the Big A enjoying some suds and watching baseball on a summer afternoon. Even without a pitch clock.
please! no 7 inning games!
Exactly! 7-innings takes me back to Pony League.
And no runner starting at 2nd base in extra innings, I hope.
ISTR that the owners dropped the ghost runner in one of their early proposals.
Just heard there’s some actual movement about the international draft issue. Maybe this is a crack in the wall.
To be fair to Donnie, it wasn’t even really a bad pitch. Hendo just managed to get to it.
True. But ask yourself, would Percy or Frankie have risked that AB with a little soft off-speed pitch (even if it was down in the zone)? Percy would have challenged him with the heat, and Frankie would have done the same, if not used his filthy slider.
Donnie Moore was not the person you wanted in that crucial situation.
That’s why I never blamed Donnie, just Gene Mauch.
Yeah, in retrospect keeping Witt in was the winning move.
That was the Gene’s major fault.
But he only finished 4th in the Mt Rushmore Dumb dumb poll.
Because Buzzie was even dumber.
I blame….. trAdition