The Rule 5 Draft produces few competent major leaguers.
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by: Henry Druschel — Hardball Times 5 Dec
In the fate of the 2018 Red Sox, we find a case of Dave Dombrowski déjà vu.
Boston Red Sox
... about $2.5 million higher than at the start of the 2018 season. But when the Red Sox faltered in 2019, Henry fired Dombrowski with 19 games left in the season. H ...
... threw 257 innings with a 60 ERA- and led the Padres to the NL pennant. (The Marlins, by contrast, went 54-108.) Liván Hernández was the only player on the team ...
by: Frank Jackson — Hardball Times 2 Dec
Tyler Skaggs' death was only the latest to befall active Angels.
Los Angeles Angels
... just two appearances, he was back at Class D, this time with the Quad Cities Angels of the Midwest League. There he hit his stride as well as a number of opposi ...
by: John Paschal — Hardball Times 27 Nov
This Thanksgiving, let's be thankful we can say you're welcome.
... in his one big league at-bat, Turkey made contact. He sent a soft pop-up to Braves third baseman Connie Ryan, who settled under it for the first out of the inn ...
by: Chris Bouton — Hardball Times 26 Nov
Thanksgiving and America's Pastime mesh surprisingly well.
San Francisco Giants
... he first, the Haverlys scored their only two runs of the game off Keefe. The Giants tied the game in the bottom of the first and scored another seven runs, easi ...
by: Kenneth Kelly — Hardball Times 22 Nov
Considering baseball through the lens of game design.
Los Angeles Dodgers
... pitching tracking data and run expectancy tables. The only reason Kershaw’s Dodgers haven’t won a World Series in the seven consecutive years they’ve won the NL ...
by: Greg Simons — Hardball Times 20 Nov
How to keep up with the baseball action back home from the other side of the planet.
St. Louis Cardinals
... to do that day. However, with my move down under, the schedule changed. The Cardinals were playing the afternoon of October 12 in St. Louis, a 3 p.m. local time s ...
by: Joe Distelheim — Hardball Times 19 Nov
It's not Tegwar, but it's cheaper. Your list of favorite players is certainly as good as this writer's.
... ubs, mostly intact since their 2016 World Series win, had drubbed the Quad-A Marlins the previous day and now had to deal only with an obscure rookie left-hander ...
Tampa Bay Rays
... mage of him will be as the gabby unofficial spokesman for the players at the Rays’ exhibition game in Cuba in 2016. He took the occasion to chide the Obamas f ...
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