The MLBPA has taken the first steps toward unionization of the minor leagues. This should be interesting.
Michael Lorenzen is scheduled to be back soon. He just allowed six earned runs including two homers in 3 2/3 innings in Salt Lake City over the weekend. The Angels released Jesse Chavez yesterday.
Clay Holmes came off the injured list for the Yankees in time to be available in the series against the Angels.
The Red Sox just designated Hirokazu Sawamura and Austin Davis for assignment. The Reds designated Max Shrock aka Nosferatu for assignment.
Justin Verlander sustained a calf injury on Sunday and will undergo an MRI. Tony Gonsolin is on the injured list with a right forearm strain.
The Cubs will place Justin Steele and Adrian Sampson on the restricted list because they can’t enter Canada.
Infielder Ryan Goins cleared waivers. The Braves outrighted him to the minors.
Bartolo Colon wants to play in one more winter league season and then call it quits.
The Diamondbacks released relief pitcher Chris Devensky.
The Philadelphia Phillies are hiring a Quantitative Analyst Associate.
Photo credit: Rex Fregosi
Cade Cavalli was just shut down with shoulder issues…. man, the Nationals have their own burial ground to ponder….
Kyren Paris to the Trash Pandas.
Perry has been aggressive with the promotions.
Wow how many infielders does that make for RC? With Neto, Soto, Maitan, JJ & now Kyren Thats going to require Andy to do a lot of shuffling.
Then again, who really cares about watching the young phenoms play when I can get one of these:
I’ll take two, one for each hand.
When warming up, I swing 3 bat!
I wonder if one or more of those guys is moved soon. JJ could go back down a level.
JJ not showing in the game or on the bench for the Trash Pandas. Maybe he did get moved down?
My bad. JJ is in the outfield.
RC would sweep a series with the major league club.
I was thinking “what the heck does Rancho Cucamonga have to do with anything?” Then I finally realized RC = Rocket City bka Huntsville.
Can someone please fill me in on the Nosferatu reference? I am not following.
In the old silent German Dracula ripoff entitled “Nosferatu” the vampire was played by a guy named Max Schreck.
Hahaha thank you. I knew was Nosferatu was (only because of Rick and Morty), but did not get Max Shrock.
I was sure that the name can’t be real (what kind of real people are named “Max Terror”?) but apparently, his name really was Max(imilian) Schreck! :O
Braves claim Chavez as I suggested in the game thread last night. Go back to where he liked pitching. He sucked for us and the Cubs but had a 2.11 ERA for the Braves in between.
Max Shrock? Wasn’t he one of the villains in Batman Returns?
This morning I have a smile on my face. JackFrost reminded me that all those loud skanks fans at the stadium last night paid a premium price to a season ticket holder, just to see their high hopes and pinstripe dreams crushed.
I just commented on that. That’s not how it works, there were still tickets available to purchase on StubHub, tickpick and gametime after last nights start time and we’ll into the game. Fees eat into any profits usually anyway. It’s simple supply and demand. Tickets get released and bought up if people want (even with tiered pricing). 100% of third party ticket sales don’t go to MFY fans (I know because I’m an Angels fan and bought off a site that’s not Ticketmaster). I even know angels fans that are yankee fans too (originally I guess) and they wear NY gear to the games. The average MFY fans tend to be louder than your average Halo Honk too.
So the season ticket holders are not making a killing on Yankees fans. Well then, I can only hope the Yankees lose again today!
I don’t believe that most of those skanks fans were or are willing to wait until the 2nd or 3rd inning in order to grab the cheaper seats.
Those “premium” game seats are usually bought well in advance of game time. But yeah, if you are willing to miss some of the game you can get discounted seats. Most are not willing to do it though…
Agreed. Co-worker is a Yankee fan. His Father-in-Law is a Dodger fan. They bought premium seats for tonight’s game first day tix went on sale.
There isn’t much waiting for tickets to go down after a game starts but that is a strategy. Tickets for yankee games are (I believe) $25 min plus fees on the ball park app. But StubHub and others have tickets for as little as $7 plus fees right now. That normally doesn’t happen.
I’m sure some season ticket holders sell, or split games with friends/family and they are fans of the opposing team(s), and everything else that’s been mentioned. Yankee games are premium by definition anyway. A game against the white sux on a Monday is normally $5 on the angels site.
I was telling Yack the other day that I got 4 tickets at $2 each (ALL-IN WITH ALL FEES INCLUDED) on Ticpick. He didn’t believe me. Add in a helmet nachos and parking and I spent $30 bones.
Also, the Angels are so bad this season the prices went way down. In a year they were competitive and at least in the hunt for playoffs these prices would not be seen..
Except in 2002, where we had the loudest fans in each of the series.
If the MiLB unionizes, I can see the owners cutting back on one more team each. The Owners have brought this down on their selves by not taking care of their investments. I don’t like Unions in the Public Sector and I don’t care if they are in the Private sector, but I have no sympathy for the Owners on this vote.
Agreed across the board. Had the owners simply paid the players for Spring Training and given them decent food and apartments the players go along with the program without wanting to rock the boat. And it costs them only pennies.
Private sector unions are nice ways of revenue sharing. Plus they still have to care about the financial health of their industry and the quality of work they produce. Hence I generally like unions in the private sector even though my personal experience in one was pretty bad.
Yeah, the two P sector unions I was in were pretty much a license to not give 2 shits and still get a raise every year… maybe some folks really high up in the union cared about damaging the company to the point that we all lost our jobs, but I doubt it. It also made it really hard to earn a promotion… suck or no suck, you just waited a few years till it was your turn to move up.
It is so easy to dislike the Asstros, Red Sox and the Yankees. Sign Stealing teams yet the Manfraud only punished the Asstros and the Red Sox because the Yankees are the premier franchise. It is really fun to beat all 3 of these teams, Red Sox for cheating, PE$DS, knocking us out of the playoffs 3 times, Yankees because of George, being the top Dogs (Although we did knock them out in their prime in ’02) for so long, and the dislike of New Yorkers and New York. Asstros because they were and still are Slime Balls for being cheaters and because they are always good now for 8 years.
FOUR times, not three. ’86, ’04, ’07, and ’08.
Too soon. 86′ still leaves a mark on my soul.
I agree. I was there for the Donnie Moore game.
We also knocked out New York in ’05 when Magic came in and saved the day. That Skanks team was not chopped liver.
Photo I took in the wake of the win. Great day at the ballpark.
awwww… Los Angeles Times…. remember newspapers? Remember journalism?
awwwww… Budweiser … remember crappy beer? Yeah? Well, it still exists. 😛
Good morning, bright eyed and bushy tailed are we after an exciting win over those Damned Yankees. Going for win number 2 over the Yankees and 5 overall, looks like we can kiss the Lotto Five goodbye, because the team has come together. Looking forward to game two and hoping to strike out the new Bronx Bomber every at bat he has.