January 4, 2020 at 12:49 pm #118317
…and that he is still the most hated man in Washington, DC.
Not that he will probably reach Atlanta, but I wonder how the reaction would be as many still remember the infield fly rule play, though it was really on the umpire…January 7, 2020 at 4:04 pm #118575January 7, 2020 at 4:30 pm #118587
Brian, are we all suffering déjà vu?January 7, 2020 at 5:10 pm #118595Euro DandyParticipantFree
I guess the 3-batter minimum will be Mejia’s demise. He’s so useful otherwise.January 7, 2020 at 9:13 pm #118602Derek ShoreParticipantPaid - Annual
Good read on a former Cardinals player development staffer: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/i-have-to-do-this-west-seattle-woman-helps-major-league-baseball-players-to-keep-their-eyes-on-the-ball/January 8, 2020 at 8:53 am #118615January 10, 2020 at 10:50 am #118939
Outfielder David Peralta and the Arizona Diamondbacks are in agreement on a three-year, $22 million contract extension, a source familiar with the deal tells ESPN. He was due to be a free agent after this season.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 10, 2020January 10, 2020 at 11:07 am #118947January 10, 2020 at 4:25 pm #119024January 10, 2020 at 7:08 pm #119035mudvilleParticipantPaid - Annual
Dick (‘Don’t call me Richie’) Allen. Supposedly, there were times when he stepped to the plate he was so inebriated that he could hardly stand up. Then, he would proceed to crush a 500 ft HR.January 11, 2020 at 8:42 am #119067
Tommy Pham has made $12 million since being traded by the Cardinals. I’m very interested in seeing how much their mulit-year extension offer was worth.January 11, 2020 at 9:02 am #119070
This has come up a number of times in the past. The Cards reportedly offered Pham two years, $4 MM, which he felt disrespected him. By going year-to-year with the Rays instead, including winning an arbitration hearing in year two, he ended up getting $4.67 MM for those same two years (2018-2019). Had he lost the 2019 case, however, he would have made $4.067 over those two years – pretty much the same as the supposed earlier StL offer.January 11, 2020 at 9:07 am #119073
I do not get the point made in the Tweet below. Seems if Pham was betting on himself, he would have gone to hearing again to maximize his 2020 salary. Perhaps the Padres paid his asking price up front, though that would be surprising – especially since MLB Trade Rumors estimated his value this season at $8.6 MM. Wonder why Pham did not go for $8.6?
Tommy Pham continues to prove by betting on himself he can make a salary ever closer to what his production is worth. https://t.co/xYPPdPZB5GJanuary 11, 2020 at 10:32 am #119087
Brian, does a potential injury factor into this? The Padres were said to be concerned about his elbow before finalizing the trade.January 11, 2020 at 10:34 am #119088
I have no idea what may have been discussed between Pham’s agent and the Padres. They could have brought up his vision. Who knows? However, there must not be too much of a concern about his elbow if an NL team took him on in trade, since he has to play in the OF in 2020. I can’t believe the Padres would bring him in if there was a risk of having a Marcell Ozuna arm in left field. 😉January 11, 2020 at 6:34 pm #119178Minuteman3ParticipantFree
I think the Pads may have been waiting to see if that zipper on his lips was working.January 21, 2020 at 3:49 pm #120292gscottarParticipantPaid - AnnualJanuary 21, 2020 at 11:14 pm #120350LACardFanParticipantFree
The Goldschmidt deal has probably caused DeWitt to tell Mo he is no longer allowed to trade for MOTO batsJanuary 23, 2020 at 11:39 am #120479Minuteman3ParticipantFree
Nothing to do with former Cards but I couldn’t find a good thread to place this on. just ran across it on YouTube. If you go to the 2:50 minute mark in the link you will see a crane collapse that killed 3 men while attempting to install the roof at Miller Park in Milwaukee on July 14, 1999. I had never heard of this but it sure must have done a lot of damage in addition to taking 3 lives: The link is:January 23, 2020 at 1:15 pm #120482mudvilleParticipantPaid - Annual
As I understand it the original operating engineer who was responsible for operating that crane refused to do the work of lifting that structure saying it was too windy and the crane couldn’t withstand the force added by the wind. The wind continued and the work was getting behind schedule, so the contractor searched for, and found, an operating engineer on the West Coast who was willing to take a chance and operate the crane with the wind blowing. Tragic.January 23, 2020 at 1:21 pm #120483January 23, 2020 at 1:42 pm #120484LoganAlpha30X7ParticipantFree
I’m not even going to try to pronounce that catchers name…January 23, 2020 at 2:04 pm #120485
I found a pronunciation guide to that guy’s name: Gi-li Gi-lao Gong-KuanJanuary 23, 2020 at 2:06 pm #120486
A good Scrabble score!January 24, 2020 at 10:03 am #120543gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
This was a nice offseason that led to a great year.
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