17 Burst results for "Kenta Maeda"
Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"kenta maeda" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"A future injury by being sufficiently built up, but not so much that you are engaging in injury in the early going. Right. And of course, if that rationale. Hey, maybe we don't need so many games, maybe there are other ways to do drills and practices that's sort of a rationale that has been brought up as a reason to remove minor league teams and downsize the miners and I don't think that's a great thing for the sport as a whole. So even if it's a case of this is more efficient or there are ways that we could replicate this without playing games, it's also good to play games even though spring training games can be a bit dull after the initial thrill of it wears off, maybe more interesting this year than usual, what with all the rules changes, but still, if you're in the area, you want to go see those games. It's good to have baseball games available. In order to ensure the health of the sport of baseball, it is good to play baseball games and have baseball teams playing them. Yeah, and the local economy here in Arizona and benefits for it. Build more stadiums for owners way. Just like chill. I'll take bad traffic in the valley if servers here can get tips. That's fine. Yes. And if players can make at least minimum wage, that'd be nice too. So wouldn't it? I wanted to say just prompted by that kenta maeda pitch tipping pitch come incident. That brings to mind something else that's happening to this spring, which is that pitchers in some cases are calling their own pitches, which is a possibility we discussed back on episode 1725 that was a lot of episodes ago, but that was before this specific implementation of the device was permitted. And now it's being tested the spring with an eye toward potentially approving it for regular season play, and it's really interesting, I think, and we've seen a lot of pictures doing it. Corbin burns and Shohei Ohtani and Alex Cobb and Joe musgrove before he broke his toe and Luis severino and Max Scherzer, who has previously said he doesn't think pitch should be legal, although he acknowledges that it helps. And severino called calling his own pitches the greatest thing of all time. So it seems to be getting rave reviews from the pitchers who have tried it and it seems like we will start to see this and I have mixed feelings, I think, about this happening on a widespread basis. Of course, there's always been some calling of pitches by pitchers and stories about Greg Maddux doing it and Zach cranky doing it. It's not even a story. It's not like apocryphal. You can see that cranky doing it. And footage in past games. But obviously it was tough to do that. Really? When the hitters could see exactly what you were doing and hear what you were saying and pitch come, not supposed to work like that unless Tony Walters has the volume too high. What do you think the implications of this will be or would you want to do it if you were a pitcher? What are the drawbacks and possible advantages here? I mean, I suppose that if it is properly communicated, you continue to avoid getting crossed up, right? Like that would be, you want to, it's always good for the catcher and the pitcher to be on the same page because if they're not bent they get crossed up. And then all kinds of nonsense can happen. So there's that piece of it. If there is any change in how you are feeling as a pitcher, like the midst of a start and you don't want to use a mountain of it, you can address that. Like if you get up there and you're like, oh, my feel for my sliders and what I thought it was, then you know that you're calling your own pitches, but like catchers notice things like famously. They're like no toers, you know? Yeah. And you can just tell your catcher like, hey, got up here. It doesn't feel right. Don't want to throw that one as much. I feel like it should be a collaborative project, right? I think that I see there being benefit in a picture being able to impart to his catcher like, hey, here's how I'm feeling stuff up here, and then they catch her being able to be like, here's how I see it playing. I don't feel like too much better than one in that scenario. It doesn't have to be a binary, right? It's a classic process. And I do wonder which part of the battery would have a better evaluation of the pitcher's stuff that day, right? Because the picture is the one throwing the pitches and knows how that feels coming out of the hands. But the catcher is maybe a little less biased about it. Less motivated, reasoning, going on there and less irrational exuberance, right? So you're right, maybe having both seems like better than having either one. And they still have that. It's not, again, it's not like all of the pitches have to be called by the catcher or by the pitcher. It can still be collaborative and the pitcher can just call some pitches. That's happened in the spring. It's just some pitchers will have used it sparingly during certain outings. So it doesn't have to be a 100% either way. And I mean, it feels like sort of an inversion of what the natural order of things has been, but I'm pro pitch come in general. I think has worked great. And I see some of the advantages, which, first of all, there's the pitch clock, right? So that's added time pressure. If you're worried about having to shake off calls and let's say you're down to your last few seconds and you don't have the time to spare and risk a shake off or have to commit to throwing a pitch you don't really want to throw, then the pitcher can do it. And I don't know exactly how the pitcher and the catcher will navigate that like figuring out I'm going to call this one. The pitcher overruled the catcher or the catcher will just see that the pitcher is doing it, right? But there's just less time to spare in general. So if you're down to the wire and the clock is ticking, then the pitcher can just set it and it doesn't have to be a back and forth. So I think it makes more sense with the pitch clock than it would without. I do think catchers can pick up on some things, pictures can't, not just about the stuff, but maybe they're paying closer attention to the hitters. They're seeing how a hitter reacted to something. They're seeing how they're standing in the box, how they're set up, right? That sort of thing that might be harder to pick up from the mound. And I guess it depends also who's been studying the hitters and prepping for this start. Now, on the one hand, catchers have it hard now because they have to handle so many different pitchers. On a staff at any given time or over the course of the season or in a single game, right? So if they have to not only know each pitcher stuff and then game plan for those pictures, that's a large cognitive load, I suppose in those catchers. And so if the pitchers were doing the bulk of that, maybe that would be a load off the catcher's mind. I don't want to further erode catcher responsibilities because we love catchers. We're already, we've already taken so much from them then. Yeah. We're about to take so much more. Potentially, right? I guess you could say preventing the running game might take on added importance for catchers and back picks being a part of the strategy now, but if we have robo ups or even a challenge system, you know, that's been the concern if we go to full robo ups, then it won't really matter how you receive pitches anymore. And that would be a big difference.
Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"kenta maeda" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"Hello. So we got a couple of big team previews for you today and just a little while. We will be talking to fabiano DIA of the athletic about the Los Angeles Dodgers followed by Sahara Sharma. Also of the athletic on the Chicago Cubs, not too much to talk about before then probably because there hasn't been any big breaking news or wind breaking news like the kind that we talked about last time. That's so great. Yeah, I had worse on that episode than that one. Yeah, it was both an all time high and an all time low. Land of contrast, know what I was going to say was like, if all he had broke was wind, we wouldn't have had to talk about it. That would not have been newsworthy. Eddie Dodgers fans who were just joining us here don't know what we're referring to. We're talking about top of our previous podcast to the admission by former Dodger. He charted during the 2020 LTS. So if you want to reminisce about the days when Hernandez was with the Dodgers, if that was a successful postseason and who knew what he overcame to win that ring, so check out episode 1975 for that, but you know, it's not a word that improves upon hearing it more, you know? No. There are words that do. There are songs that do you know sometimes you hear a song on the radio and you're like, garbage song. And then you hear it four more times, and love it, you know? I think there's a whole thing about this, right? The familiarity effect or whatever. Right. Charted not on that list. Charted, not charting. Kill me. There's no really delicate way to say it. I mean, I guess they're euphemisms out there, perhaps, but it's interesting because Justin Turner, another former dager who prompted that confession by kiker Hernandez. I mean, he gave him an out, right? I mean, he said, you know, when Kiki Hernandez started explaining what happened, Justin Turner was like, so you're saying you misjudged a fart and kicker ninjas was what I'm saying is. That you spelled out exactly what happened there. What happened was there had previously been no poop in the pants, and then after that, at least some amount of poop in the pants. Yeah, special surprise. So special. One thing that did happen in spring training where a lot of weird stuff happens is that kenta maeda was not just tipping his pitches in the typical way, but tipping his pitches via in a start against the rays. So making his second spring start coming back from Tommy John surgery, apparently catcher Tony Walters had the pitch come dialed up so high, perhaps unintentionally, that the ray of hitters could hear every pitch that was called a pitch. As could the plate umpire. And yet maeda threw two squirrel settings, struck out two, walked one, and he didn't even know that this was happening. And it just came to their attention. Apparently, the umpires said, ESPN said a conversation with the umpires after the second inning tipped off twins manager Rocco baldelli. So I don't know whether the umpires brought that to his attention. I don't know whether that would be within their purview to tell one team that, hey, your pitch come device is tipping all your pitches or not or whether something they said tipped. Off, so to speak. But the point is, the braised knew everything that was coming and they still could not muster much offense against maida. And it's spring training and it's two innings and we don't need to make too much of that. But it just brings me to mind about all of the studies about sign stealing and the baking scheme seemingly not paying as many dividends as you would think and everyone wonders why and part of it was just that you didn't have a 100% reliability. They weren't always banging correctly, but also it's just very hard to hit pitches thrown by major league pitchers, even if you know what's coming. It's tough and also knowing what's coming sort of disrupts your routine in a sense because you don't normally know what's coming. So I don't think we can read too much into two spring training innings, but so another tiny little unreliable data point to suggest that merely knowing what's coming is not sufficient to actually produce against those pitches. Which doesn't mean that we're saying they'll be cheaters, you know, we're not saying that. We're in fact saying, why if the moral case against it isn't compelling to you, perhaps the practical case of it not helping that much will make the risk reward tip away from it, you know? We're finding so many ways to use that word here. Ben, you were like, there's no big news. Uh oh. I don't know that it's big news. Okay? I want a caveat this by saying, could be fine. Doesn't mean it is anything. It's spring. You know, they're cautious, but I do want to tell you. You know who left the second ending of Friday's game was right knee discomfort. Do you know who it is? I don't Vladimir gray or junior. So I'm just saying, it seems like it's not a big deal. That's what this says, right? I'm reading it now on Aaron. Now I'm feeling a little bad for making you worry. But they did remove him. They were like, don't take any chances, you know? Well, I'm worried just because of the many injuries, including knee injuries, one of which we're going to talk about on the Dodgers segment and we lamented the wave of entries on our last episode. It actually it made me wonder, is there a better way where we could do spring training, even maybe without playing so many games or something? I think you have to have drills and guys have to get up to game speed and everything even if they're in pretty good shape and pitchers have to get ramped up, but what if there were a way to not play so many games and just throw your bullpens and take your batting practice and maybe intense batting practice and all sorts of practice, but fewer actual games just to minimize injury, but then I was thinking of all the reasons why that's probably not a good idea. For one thing, it's a spectator experience and people in Florida and Arizona like to go watch spring training games and things like to sell tickets to them. And it's hard to replicate the in game experience just in terms of intensity, even if it's spring training and it's not very intense. It's still a little bit different from a scrimmage or view on a backfield or in a batting cage somewhere. And also this spring with all the new rules changes and everything you kind of have to see how that plays out in a game setting to get acclimated to it. But I do wonder like if we ever do get to a point where spring training is shortened somewhat and maybe pictures just get built up in some other way without actually subjecting players to all of these scenarios where there may be more likely to get injured because it's just such a bummer when that happens before the season even starts. Yeah, it's such a funny balance we have to strike. It's like you want it's like the Goldilocks approach to baseball.
Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"kenta maeda" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"Ballistic over pine tar. And yeah, and if you don't know what Todd's referring to, find that on YouTube and check out the color of his uniform there. One of the great moments in baseball history. All right, Todd, good to see you again. And we'll talk to you next week. Great to be back. Thank you, guys. Bleacher tweets already buster bleacher tweets for a Friday Mark su who at Mark su who writes in with pitchers calling their own pitches are catchers wearing an earpiece. I was trying to imagine how it can be audibly replit relayed to the catcher without the batter hearing it while still not blocking the catcher's ability to hear. Right, and Mark sent that question in and then yesterday in the twins game came to my Ada was facing the Blue Jays, and that's exactly what happened. The Blue Jays, no, excuse me, it was a Tampa Bay Rays. The Tampa Bay Rays hitters could hear every pitch call that was being made by kenta maeda, relaying that to the catcher. So an adjustment needs to be made there. Spring training baby. Trevor dunning at Montana met rates in. Now that the AL and NL have the same DH rules, do you think there should be one MVP per year and not two? Nah, I still, I mean, because in the end, the AL in the NL are going to be distinct. We have the champion of the AL plays the champion, the NL and the World Series, for example. So I'm still keeping two MVPs. Last one for the week, Gregory gosnell at Carl's junior 9 9 8 two rates in any chance the yanks send ikf to lag to open the door for volpi, cheap rental would affect the luxury tax next year. Well, I actually sent Gavin Lux. He wouldn't affect Gavin Lux's status next year. In other words, you've been essentially get a guy for one year. We talked in the podcast with Alden the other day that the Yankees and Dodgers actually had conversations during the off season about ikf as a Dodgers look for some depth in their infield. They wound up settling on Rojas. Who knows? Maybe that'll happen. As we talked about the other day, the money potentially, because Ikea is making $6 million this year, that potentially could be a factor. There was my Ron burgundy moment lad LA Dodgers duh, thanks for writing everyone. Hashtag bleacher tweets on Twitter. We'll be back next week. All right, that's it for today, my thanks to Sarah rabby Todd, Sarah Taylor. I have a great weekend everybody. Thanks for listening. Stay safe and remember, hating inequality
Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"kenta maeda" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"I mean, he just is sort of a prototypical number three hitter. And so I don't want to say this is a make or break season because I think he's still only 24 years old, but he's in a position where if healthy, he's going to be the primary first baseman. And if not healthy, they're going to have to do some roster shuffling because they've traded the other primary first basement in arrive. There is some browser shuffling that was speculated about that hasn't yet taken place. I wonder, do you think that max Kepler is long for the twins? He's been a rumored trade target for much of the off season and given some of the other moves that you mentioned bringing in Michael a Taylor signing Gallo. Is he viewed as having been made redundant on the roster? Is there much interest there? I've been assuming my name for years now, but especially if this off season even going into the off season I looked at, you know, with all the left handed bats, we just talked about kilowatt, they had a rise, Trevor Lawrence, Matt wallner, Nick Gordon. It goes on and on. I just thought Kepler hasn't been productive for a couple years. He's 30. He's making, I think, 8 and a half million. It seemed like a natural trade candidate. And then they went out and signed Joey Gallo, who skill set wise is pretty similar, and I thought, well, this means Kepler is going to be traded immediately. And now we are two months later, and I no longer think he's going to be traded. Certainly by opening day, I think they like the idea of Kepler and Gallo and left buxton and center with Michael Taylor working in there just for the defense alone. There's some optimism, I guess, like there is with many left handed hitters that the shift limitations are really going to elevate them. I'm pretty skeptical about that when it comes to Kepler just because he hits a lot of weak grounders or routine grounders and a lot of pop ups. So I don't know that that's going to affect him that much. But I also just think the twins said from the beginning of the off season on and off record, like we're not just trying to dump his $8 million sour. We think he has actual value. We think we can get that value. And so it's easy to now connect the dots and say they just didn't get the value they thought and so instead of dumping them, they're just going to keep all the outfield depth they can. But yeah, I'm not a huge believer in Kepler as a bounce back or breakout candidate just because we've seen this story play out. I feel like every fantasy article with sleepers or breakouts for like 5 years has said, well max Kepler can't continue to hit two 20 for the rest of his life and it turns out he sort of can. Whenever a team season is derailed by injuries to the extent that the twins was last year, I think sometimes there can be clamoring for, oh, we need to do something differently. We need to change our medical staff or trade our training techniques, have the twins done anything along those lines or talked about changing anything doing anything differently or have they just concluded it's just one of those fucky things because that can be the explanation too. So they fired their head trainer and they brought in a guy named Nick paparazzo who's been the Oakland a's trainer for years and years and actually going way back was with I'm assuming it was the devil raise at that point. He was the rehab coordinator for Rocco baldelli when Barack Obama was on the disabled list at that point for the devil right. So they have not overhauled but the top trainer has been replaced. I mean, just from a kind of projecting standpoint or roster standpoint, hopefully people are getting the hint here as we talk about this, that there are just so many injuries with them. And I've just found it, it's so difficult to try to project anything for any of this. Whether you look at the lineup, the rotation, there are three or four guys seemingly at every corner of the roster that you can look at who either are question marks to be healthy this year or just missed a huge chunk of time last year, and the twins have tried to compile as much depth as they can. We talked about Michael Taylor, they kind of did the same thing with Kyle farmer as a backup infielder. They brought in Christian Vasquez to be the new catcher, which means the old starting catcher, Ryan Jeffers, is now a high end backup. So they've tried to do all that. And I do think if they can stay even reasonably healthy, just sort of not have horrible luck with health, that can be worth, I don't know, 5, ten wins compared to last season on its own, but it's just so difficult to kind of wrap your head around that or your hands around that and be specific with how many wins and losses it actually means because who knows without Kerala. Who knows what Byron bucks and who knows with all kinds of guys that we've talked about someone like Tyler malley is the same thing. He made two starts for the twins last year. He's quote unquote healthy, but I'm skeptical on that too. It seems like a cop out at times, at least from my point of view to tell fans, you know, the injuries and health are going to be the biggest factor for this season regardless of the moves they've actually made. But I do kind of think that is true. And maybe we can just continue the injury train and use this as a way to start to talk about the rotation, which has had its own issues. What is the current state of kenta maeda? Kenta maeda was at twins fest last week and basically said he's fully healthy. There was some thought to bringing him back as a reliever in September of last year. They ultimately opted not to do that. And so by the time he reports the camp, I think he'll have over 18 months since Tommy John surgery, the hope is that he's going to be a full-time member of the starting rotation. He said he's a full goal for camp, which would obviously be huge for them. I mentioned Tyler Maui is sort of in the same boat in
Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"kenta maeda" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"Exactly, right? Yeah. And we're people in podcast guests like Fernando Paris, who still extremely fun to talk to you. Sorry about my intro, you are immersed in baseball culture again, but it has not rubbed you of any of your personality fortunately. Maybe it's because the giant not your typical baseball culture. At least traditionally. So just a joy to have you on again and hopefully we can do it again, not years later. I hope so too, it is always very fun chatting. It's very nice to meet you, Meg. Nice to meet you too. All right, I forgot to give you today's past blast earlier in the episode, so before I clock out for the week, let me give you that in a few follow-ups. As always, this comes from Richard hershberger, saber historian, author, researcher, writer of strike for the evolution of baseball, a book that I hope some of you will be picking up. This is episode 1864, so today's past blast, of course, is from 1864, and this is a brief excerpt from the Brooklyn eagle on June 16th, 1864. It says Eureka versus empire clubs, Miller was its second and Benson at first, when jewett hit a high ball which burrows the Eureka pitcher could easily have held on the fly. Had he done so, however, only one player would have been put out. Therefore, for strategical reasons, he muffed it and picking the ball up quickly through it to third base, and it being forwarded rapidly to second, both the men that were forced to run to those bases were put out. You've probably picked up on which scenario this is describing Richard Wright's. This is the infield fly play. My name for the play that the modern infield fly rule abolishes under the modern rule, the umpire would have called this an infield fly, putting the batter out automatically, and the runners would have remained safely at their bases. This rule was not yet imagined. Burrows by intentionally muffing the ball forces the runners off their bases, but with such a late start that he is able to turn a double play. This was not a trick play, plays such as the hidden ball trick, rely on the runner not paying attention. This is not the issue with the infield fly play, the runners have no way of knowing ahead of time whether the Fielder will catch or drop the ball, so they don't know whether to run or stay at their bases. This was a difficult play for the Fielder. It was easy to misplay, resulting in no apps at all. So it was admitted as skillful play when executed successfully. As a final note, he says everything you think you know about the reasons for the infield fly rule is wrong. This is too big a subject for one minute, but he sends me a link to a deep dive he did for saber on the origin of the infield fly rule, which I will link on the show page. It appears to have been legal during a period from about 1859 when tagging up became a thing to maybe the mid 1870s or so, but it's hard to pin down Richard told me the language of momentarily held is not the most transparent. This is why it is misunderstood today. You wouldn't pick up the intent from reading the rules. I figured it out by doing my research the hard way, sifting through reporting for interesting discussions. It wasn't a whole lot more transparent at the time. Nick young in later years in his capacity as NL secretary and later president would put out bulletins in the spring with official interpretations of various rules, this one featured pretty frequently. This is a dead giveaway that it wasn't being enforced consistently. The modern language was implemented in 1895, I think. It also is not a triumph of clarity, but it was good enough that people, especially umpires, figured it out, and going earlier, Nick young as an umpire called it in 1872. There is a lot of consensus building and how the game is played that this not always show up in the rules right away or even ever, Richard also adds that he believes the infield flight called in the 2012 NLCS was absolutely correct. Okay, as promised a few follow-ups, we talked recently about the play that the Cardinals pulled off where Nolan Gorman just ran right through second with the bases loaded instead of sliding in, so that he would not break his momentum there. He would be safe at second and the runner who was on third could score, and we thought this is smart. Why doesn't everyone do it? Well, there is one reason which Connor pointed out to us the big concern about running through second is if the field are going to the bag steps through the bag and there's a huge collision. The cards did it against the cubs a couple weeks ago and the runner very nearly ran over Nick madrigal. The short stopper second basement continuing through the bag when catching the ball is fairly common, and you're only doing this on a bang bang play, therefore increasing the likelihood of a collision. All it takes is one big collision before you have an issue. Could point Connor enjoyed that play, hope to see it more, but also would prefer for runners and infielders not to injure each other. Now, most of you probably heard that on Wednesday, the Astros pulled off two immaculate innings in the same game against the same three batters, very fun fact, Luis Garcia had the first immaculate ending, that's three strikeouts on 9 pitches, film Eton had the second, and better yet they did it against the same three batters, each of them, Nathaniel Lowe, Ezekiel Doran, and Brad Miller, and his Sarah langs tweeted this is the first time on record there have been two macula innings on a single calendar date, let alone in the same game or by the same team. So that's pretty amazing, but Patreon supporter Jeffrey asks a different question, he noted I just watched Luis Garcia pitch an immaculate inning and then strike out the first batter in the next inning on three pitches as well. Unfortunately, he then struck out the following batter on 5 pitches, what's the record for number of consecutive strikeouts on three pitches recorded by one pitcher, so he had an immaculate inning and a third essentially. And that actually is the record within one game dating back to 1988, which is when pitch by pitch data started, Garcia was the 7th to have four consecutive three pitch strikeouts in a single game after Andy ashby in 1991 Jesus Sanchez in 1998, Matt Clement 2003, Francis galiano, 2012, Craig kimbrell, 2017, and kenta maeda, 2018. However, the record holder, if we count multiple outings, appears to be Tony Watson on April 2nd and 6th of 2014 and all star season for him, he had 5 consecutive strikeouts strung across those two games on three pitches each. Thank you to Lucas apostolis of baseball prospectus for looking that one up and you can check out a blog from Ben Clemens at fangraphs for more on three pitch strikeouts that will be linked on the show page. Listener Peter said, last week I watched the Red Sox at angels game on June 9th. I thought the bottom of the third was interesting, Nick pavetta was pitching, he struck out Otani and then struck at Stassi, the third batter was well she did not strike out but hit a soft grounder toward first, pavetta was coming off the mound in that direction and made a one unassisted put out at first. I was excited because I was under the impression that this is all happened in 9 pitches, three per batter, so my first thought was that this should qualify as some kind of special version of an immaculate inning since the pitcher threw 9 pitches and made three outs without any assistance from a Fielder. I went back to watch it again, it turned out I had missed a ball making it a ten pitch inning still. I wonder how you feel about it, suppose it was a 9 pitch inning. Do you feel such an inning should count as an immaculate inning because the pitcher did it himself? Strikeouts and unassisted put out is that immaculate because he didn't really rely on the defense behind him. Good question, but I would say no. I think an immaculate editing is specifically about three strikeouts on 9 pitches. It's not just about doing it yourself or you could have a much shorter in where you had a bunch of unassisted put outs or whatever..
Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"kenta maeda" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"Regression some plexiglass principle will come into play here, similarly with the twins take a huge step back and maybe you just imagine that there will be some springboard action back into respectability. But yeah, no barrios and kenta maeda, having had Tommy John surgery in September. I know it was the brace type of Tommy John surgery that in theory has a quicker recovery, but really just no rotation to speak of here. I mean, I like Joe Ryan. There are other arms there, but you can't go into a season with that rotation and realistically expect to content. So I don't know what they have up there sleeves and how much more they are willing to spend and whether they'll be active in trades or sign one of the bigger remaining starters. But it does seem like there's more work to do here. But it is at least encouraging that they have retained the services of Byron buxton. So I think the only other team maybe that we need to touch on right now, I guess is the marwin and we talked a little bit about the Marlins recently when the rumors were circulating about the sandy Alcantara extension that is now official. And in addition to that, they have signed Avi silic Garcia and they have traded for Jacob stallings from Pittsburgh. So this is sort of what we said last time that they had the pitching, and now it's about spending and or trading from depth to put together a lineup. And that is what they are attempting to do now. So obviously, Garcia has signed a four year $53 million contract, which maybe is bigger than people had projected for Abby silk Garcia. But the marwan is just meet a lot of offensive help. They need, I guess they need a catcher who can help their young pitchers and stallings who just won a gold glove is certainly that. It's like, I guess if you can't go get pictures, well, in the Marlins case, they don't need to in the twins case they do, but hey at least if you have buxton out there, he will save you some runs in center, like the twins run prevention is a lot better when Byron buxton is on the field. And you would think that the marwin bringing along a young pitching staff it is probably helpful to have someone like stylings. They're not going to be a huge help offensively, but he's not a bad hitter for a catcher. So that's kind of what they needed to do. They needed to either spend money as they did with Garcia, or they needed to trade from their pitching stockpile as they did trading Zach Thompson to Pittsburgh to get styling. So this was sort of the playbook, and they're not there yet either, but it is a start to making this a more balanced roster. Yeah, and you know, I think that while the options here around catcher are just bad across the league, like his ability, like you said to be sort of a consistent defensive force for them is really good. And when you look at the alternatives, this seems fine. You know, I don't think that they really were going to play in the yawn gum space. And I think that it's defensible to say we want someone younger, who can kind of come along with the staff and the only way to really do that is in trade because I don't know, can I interest you in a Roberto Perez? I mean, I know that he has signed now. But I think that this is a better option there. And then you look to the extension and it's like we're identifying the pieces of this roster who are going to contribute when we're really ready to contend and I think that contrast one of them. So I don't know, I like it for Miami, I think that they are gonna get in a spot where they have to spend more even than they did with Garcia, but I don't know. Seems fine. All right, so we've covered the major moves, say I know that we haven't gotten to everything. There's no way we could. There were many reliever moves, the Giants made some pitching moves and brought some guys back and got Alex Cobb and maybe we will get to some of those other moves during the long cold winter months with no transactions. And there's been other interesting news too that presumably we will talk about. Next time there's a proposal about a 14 team playoff format with a draft lottery, so there are things to discuss about that and friend of the show Bradford William Davis has an interesting report up about MLB using multiple models of baseball. This past season, who is surprised by that, but still good to have it documented. So lots more to discuss next time we will be talking about either the beginning of the lockout or the miraculous resolution to avoid the lockout. One of those two things, but we have plenty to talk about next time and then the last show of the week in lieu of talking about the hot stove we will talk about stove leak again. So is this a good model for the off season? I know a lot of people have made jokes about, hey, we should have a lock out every off season. And I know they're just kidding, and obviously we don't actually want that. But is this good is the envy that baseball fans feel about watching NFL for agency NBA free agency and saying, hey, super exciting, day or two here. That's basically what we've had in MLB..
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"Why? Yes. Is going to be okay. I think you know he's mostly going to be fine in because the red flags that you're looking for when someone is struggling. When you say you as a struggling, he's still pretty darn good, like he's still been a net positive for the team. You worry about the guys who start chasing all of a sudden you worried about the guys who they're starting to swing and miss a lot. They're starting to cheat on the fastball because the fats not quick enough to catch up with that 95 mile per hour heat and that will expose him to the breaking balls to the off speed stuff. Uh, he didn't happen You saw when Aaron Roland was like a strong hitter. And then he wasn't It's that kind of transition where all of a sudden they can't lay off a certain pitch and yesterday he doesn't have that he's you know. Still, he's got a really, really strong strike zone judgment. He's not cheating on pictures out of the zone. He's just, you know, not hitting the ball of finding the hits that he used to. I don't know if you'll be a top 10 and PT finisher again. I think he's got a little bit more ceiling than this Grand Brisby the athletic on your first place, San Francisco Giants. How are you feeling about starting pitching right now? Give me give me a scale of 1 to 10 on the freak out scale right now. That's a good one. So can being a good sized freak out. This is 6.5. I mean, you know, Gossman is not feeling you with the confidence that he was in the first half of the season. DeSclafani. I don't think his injury is going to be that serious. And maybe the rest will do him. Good. Cueto is going to come back soon. Alex Wood has been fine Logan Web I apparently is Jake Dacron. Now, whatever like that, you know this all works. I think it's just a little You should be a little concerned because the backup plan is what came along The The backup plan is adult Tyler Chatwood, Uh, you know, maybe someone in triple A the fact that plants aren't as exciting as getting these five guys healthy Once you get in the postseason, you can maybe move one of them to be like that. You smell a petite or Kenta Maeda. Maybe Alex would come in for 234 innings at a time in relief of a right handed starter. That's cool, but you just got to get there and it's it's Quite a government for the next month. Yeah, no, no doubt about it. I mean, the schedule coming up is not going to be kind, however, doesn't it feel like we've been saying that for at least a month and a half? Yes, Yes, And it, uh, you know, at one point, you have to say I get that the Brewers kind of slipped on a banana peel. And that's what the Giants won that series. But they keep winning the series against the first place teams against the contending teams that the wild card teams we beat the Brewers. The Dodgers twice the age the Astors at one point You know, this was the week that the power rankings came out again and the Dodgers were on confidence. One point You have to be really impressed with the Giants continuing to beat who had teams on the road at home, they just keep eating them. Yeah, absolutely. Grant. It is interesting. I was listening to a conversation earlier today with Papa in London that I liked, which was about this line change and the pinch hitting and you get all the pinch hit home runs and you get the late dramatics and what not, and sometimes you end up in an 11 inning game, and Tyler Chatwood has to come to the plate. If that rule runner on second in the extra innings if that goes away, um next year does the Giants philosophy also suddenly go away? I don't think so. I think it's been successful enough to even when you have that. You know, there might be more games were you're in the 14th inning and you say whoops. And I think that's okay. Because really How many 14 inning games can you expect? Even under the old rules? I remember there was a year more than 2016. Maybe were the Giants kept playing 14 15 16 inning games. It was hilarious. But you know, this strategy wouldn't have worked as well. But that's just not common. There are aren't that many 14 15 16 inning games, So I think that the strategy is working. Be aggressive. I mean, when you've got like Lamont way junior pinch hitting for Darren Rough, Darren Rough has been good against right handers this year. He's been good against everyone, but it's like a trust the process moment and how are you going to complain about the results when they keep doing what they're doing? Tuesday. August 31st is only eight days away. That's the day when the Giants Creamsicle orange will go seven to know where you sitting on this topic. Oh, you know, you didn't forget it. I'm not a superstitious man. I just don't want to be the one that causes them to lose. So you know, it's like I'm not superstitious and yet Okay. Maybe I won't shave my beard when they're in the postseason, But I'm not superstitious. I'll just You know all this look like a little bit of of the vagrant until the World Series is over. They look a little better each time, Don't they? Just a little bit. A little bit, but I'll tell you in 2014 I put a YouTube video. I said Royals fans give me $5000, and I'm gonna shave this beard like Get together Get a bunch of u 5000 you with $1 Each and all soup is beard. The Royals will will win. No one did it And you know I'm $5000 poor, but the Giants have another championship. Oh, I think I think we'll take it. Uh, even even at the expense of your bank account. Graham Brisby, the athletic. Hey, I don't know if we've done this before, and I forgot to mention it before you came on. But I'd love to do the big finish with you tonight even know what that is. Do I have done it before, And I'm always willing to do it again. Oh, my gosh. Very, very exciting. It's Grand Brisby.
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"The next conference have e. c. you in it i mean and look. The bearcats have had a tough time times winning at. Ecu that a really good team. Two years ago mixed last. They lost it easy. You like you know but still there's is there a. Is there a school. That cincinnati has been aligned with a conference that has felt more not big time than ecu. so okay. if i'm swapping out kansas state for e cu you yes let's do it into a degree. Cincinnati beggars cannot be choosers. I was on a radio. Show today hosted by mike pratt and dan essel which first of all i don't belong on radio show we're talking about two legends but they had me on to talk about the reds and you got mike pratt and dan. This'll why do you want to talk to me about the reds. But mean those guys ask you to come on i say yes and at the end of the conversation mike does color on kentucky basketball broadcasts. He said you know going to happen with. And i kind of gave the standard answer which was like i don't know but i think they're better position. Now for whatever's next and they were five years ago because of the investment in the football program the stature the football program the success of the football program. those things weren't there in two thousand sixteen and the follow up question was what what would what do you think. What do you think the most desired outcome would be for uc. And i said well you mean in terms of like what would the people at the school want. What would fans want. What would supporters want. And mike said yeah and i said i believe and i could be dead wrong about this. I believe if number one it was up to uc and they were playing to the home crowd and doing what most bearcat fans wanted and they could shoehorn themselves in any conference in the country. I believe and i could be dead wrong about this. That if they had their way. And if most bearcats supporters fans and ucla lum's had their way that the most desirable landing spot would be the acc. And if you could get west. Virginia to go with you. You create the one thing about college conferences from an old fashioned standpoint as i still believe their their best. When there's some sort of geographic commonality and there's more geographic commonality believe with most of the schools in the acc. Then you know the schools that will be left over from the big twelve and my response was you could create a corridor of pit west virginia cincinnati louisville that you kind of have this stronghold on you know basically up the ohio river four schools located pretty cloistered close to one another and adding degrees evaluation basketball adding degrees value in football and but you know from cincinnati perspective. I think that would be everybody's most ideal fit now in life. You don't get your most ideal fit but yeah i mean look the remaining schools in the big twelve. Let's be honest if you're a college. Football fan are you. Are you getting worked up about watching you know west virginia play kansas getting all excited about oklahoma state texas tech. Somebody who loves college football college basketball. I mean if it's on and there's nothing else okay if there's a good gambling line sure but i'm not you know it's not appointment television oklahoma. Footballs been appointment. Television clemson. Footballs been appointment a lot of appointment college football and basketball programs and mostly. We should be talking about football because it's driving the bus here. I don't know that there's many appointment television games match ups or just individual schools in the big twelve if you take away. I won't even necessarily clue texas in that certainly oklahoma but most definitely not for the most part k. State and iowa state. I had a nice resurgence under matt. Campbell we're late for break. Twenty nine away from six more of your phone calls. Joey votto spoke today. Jonathan india's at tear rolled his eyes rolling. Your eyes at me or joey votto joey votto did he say something offensive. Did he say something made you mad. No he was boring. Well joey votto will boris next. And we go back to paul brown stadium in ten minutes. Twenty five away from six sports updates and service of kelsey chevrolet home of lifetime powertrain protection and guaranteed credit approval from their family to yours for life kelsey chef dot com reds and twins tonight. Tyler molly kenta maeda seven ten tonight. Seven hundred wwl w nicotiana not back yet. Joey votto back in the starting lineup. He talked with reporters today about those who counted him. Outs- prior to the season. I thought about this a bit. And i've had i've had one poor year in my career. Nineteen hard for me to count twenty. Because i really true. I started off in twenty pretty similar. Talent started this year and obviously playing. Just i played. I think fifty games two hundred. Something played appearances. it's really hard for me to to say i had a four year in twenty. You know and so this is. This is the continuation of of of of twenty as far as being written off. You know a lots of great players have had a down year loss. You know my my favorite of all time. Ted williams had a poor year asks for said he would take pay cut and then came back and form while the following year. It's kind of what i'm doing right now minus the pay cut so so So there's Joey votto now. Terence said that was boring. I didn't think that was boring. I thought it was honest. I thought it was reflective. I thought it was slightly revealing in it it did Service a reminder. Perhaps everybody has a bad year. Joey so far here in two thousand twenty one not having a bad year here is he is back in the red starting lineup tonight. Betting fourth against the minnesota twins the beginning long stretch. This is kind of the trial of nick crawl to a degree here. Because you know there's a report today that the reds made some contact with the nationals. About trade turner. They looked into trading for kris bryant and putting him in center field and there's a variety of reasons why deals don't come to fruition but at the end of the day the message that was sent by the front office was we think we've made our team better but we really like our chances based on guys coming back from injury and the schedule getting softer. Okay may work. we'll find out schedule certainly is softer a apparently are very much on the verge of getting some of these guys back but does that line of thinking result in this team getting to the postseason. That's what they're going to be judged by. We said this on friday that it was fair to kind of feel a little bit underwhelmed by what they didn't do it the deadline. It was fair. As and i. Because i feel both things. It was also fair to to feel. This team still has some upside but at the end of the day. We're going to look back at the end of the year if they fall just short and wonder about things like the offseason and what they chose to do it. The deadline and it very much felt like the deadline. They looked at their team. Currently constructed then looked at the players who are coming back from injury and then looked at the schedule and said we like our chances without making a significant move beyond the.
"kenta maeda" Discussed on Mo Egger
"Also on the defensive side of the ball in that unit which apparently is having its way with. This vaunted bengals offense well okay so now it's it's caused. I think among some fans some a small degree of concern about well. What if what if borough struggles early. What if they're not hitting their stride week one. Okay well guess what that defense. They've gone all in on the defense. Now it's not like they've brought in a whole bunch of like in their prime established all pro caliber players but baloi. They've spent some money in boy. They've turned over the personnel. And they've pretty much told lou. Ruma egos big boy. You've had a couple of years to sort of craft the defense in your own image. The dead weight of a carlos dunlap gone the weight. If you want to call it that of gino atkins gone. They proactively made the decision to not go overboard. Trying to keep kara lawson and they brought in a capable replacement. At least we all think and trey hendrickson. They decided to go with a quantity over quality and the secondary minus william jackson. The third or i should say. The absence of william jackson third. They've had a couple of years to pull this defense enough out of the muck and change. Its its personnel. To the point that you ought to be able to win some football games with this defense. Even when joe boroughs not at his best. And if you can't do those things if you're worried about the passing game and you're worried about borough and you're worried about the chemistry and you're worried that it's going to cost his team in the short term as we wait for the offense to round into form. Okay fine the good news is number one that running back that everybody a year ago screamed they had to have you got him. He ought to help you survive and that defense that they've had now two years to spend turnover and and craft and the defensive coordinator image that defensive coordinator they had to bring back. Well guess what that side of the ball should be better. I oh wait a minute. I'm not sure they're going to be well then if they're not in. Somebody's going to be held accountable. Guess what. I'm trying to say here is the excuse making the rationalization for struggles there over those are thing of the past and i don't think you hear that coming from the bengals but if you believe that this is going to be a nine win team and you may not. I think it's address seven eight. Maybe nine win team but if you think this is a nine one team if you think they're sort of flying under the radar a little bit too much in terms of being a playoff team. You're doing that. Yes mostly based on joe borough but you're also doing that. Based on the fact that the bengals football team are going to be better and when as a football team your better you should be able to overcome an area underperforming. A key player getting hurt or one part of the team. Not being quite what you needed to be. At the outset of the season this should be a better running team. This year mixon's healthy. He's on his contract. The offensive line is supposed to be improved and there is the realization. You can't have joe borough throw at sixty one times. If the run game is not better. We got problems and defensively. They've had a couple of years to raise it from one of the worst ever in the history of the franchise to something marginal something middle the pack lou. Animas had a couple of years. This front office has had a couple of years and they've thrown more than a couple of dollars at it if you can't start getting results from your defense this year. Then what are we doing. I would love to hear that. Joe borough was just lighting. Everybody up training camp would love to hear it but there's a decent chance at least at the beginning of the season. That's not going to happen. So then the question is. Do you trust the rest of the team. People who have expressed extraordinary amounts of optimism. And i'm pretty optimistic about this team. I've been crushing hitting the over on the bengals since march but that optimism should be based on more than joe borough. It should be based on other areas of the team being better. And if you can't count on the run game being better why did you give joe mixon. Forty eight million bucks and if you can't count on the defense to be better. Then why did they go through. All these moves that they've gone through on that side of the ball for the last two off seasons. And why is luanna remote still here. Seventeen after three phone numbers always five one three seven four nine fifteen thirty eight six six seven two three seven seven six. Your phone calls are much welcome today. We go to paul brown stadium coming up in just about twenty five minutes. Meanwhile the reds take on the twins tonight. At great american ballpark and we start to get some answers. We start to get some answers. Starting tonight i will tell you what the questions were next on. Espn fifteen thirty twenty after three espn fifteen thirty on allegra carmelo anthony signing with the lakers tarrant hemp for him. So he's going to be on the same team with russell. Westbrook lebron's james. Anthony davis who throws a ball at who in practice i by the way reds and twins tonight. You will hear a little bit later on from david bell from jonathan india the reigning national league rookie of the month and joey votto is wealthy. Reigning national league player of the month quickly. The starting lineup. If you were holding out. Hope that nick has the honest would be in it. He is not in the starting lineup tonight. And i've seen nothing to indicate that he is going to come off the injured list time for tonight's game you want the you want the lineup against kenta maeda. You want it now. Usually i get it at the bottom of the hour. We want it now. I just okay. Fine india winker farmer again. Batting third schroeck is in right field offers five day on sunday centers boras hitting seven to third base barnhart behind the plate and Tyler molly is only seven ten tonight. I have to against the twins. Twelve thirty five tomorrow. And then the the pittsburgh pirates actually play somebody. Besides the milwaukee brewers this week actually play. The reds are taking a little brief break from their fifty six game series against milwaukee this year to come to cincinnati. So so that's good really quick here. We and i know this is not a criticism of anybody. Because i know. I've done but over the course of the first four months of the baseball season we spent a lot of time wondering what are the reds going to do at the trade deadline. What position will they be. There were times when it looked like it would make sense for them to be quote unquote sellers there were times when it looked quite definitively like it made all the sense in the world for them to really go for it. As it turned out they weren't sellers. I'm not sure you could say they really went for it. They gave up relatively little in exchange for guys that they believe can improve the team's biggest weakness no real issue with that strategy whatsoever but they also made a statement by what they did they kind of made a bit of a statement by neither buying or selling the statement was quite simply number one. We believe in the team that we have as currently constructed number two. We believe that what we add can bolster this team just enough number three. We believe in getting the guys back who are injured and then producing and we believe that the schedule is going to be easy enough that we're going to be at least able.
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"kenta maeda" Discussed on The Points League
"But I think this is a power move by Kaiser, you know, slinging his dog around to 6 extra 6 inch extra inches of dawn to assert some dominance here. I like it 85 bucks is a shit ton. That's going to move the market a bit more than I thought. For reals is still, you know, he's always been cheap. I assume he's still cheap. He's probably what, 16 bucks or something like that from a keeper perspective. So there's a little bit of that thrown in, which probably warrants a bit of a higher price. I think this dovetails into what Tom's at a crossroads this week in particular, I think we all kind of see that. I personally, you know, I've been an advocate for Tom to keep fighting. I think when you have arguably the best player or a top three player on the injured list, who's going to come up, going to back after the all star break, you know, you can really be a shot in the arm. And you got Castillo, who's actually been pitching well over the last month, month and a half. I like Tom's team, I like it a lot more now. 85 bucks is a lot, but I like, you know, barrios for sure. You know, Brian is definitely having to come back here that a lot of people thought he would. I was trying to bid on him a little bit low at the draft myself. So I like that move. Pretty good move. Yeah. We're pretty good move. I was just going to chime in. Yeah, I think it's an interesting move. With burritos, he's getting a start tonight. For Tom, I think he's in, I mean, both feet and Johnny are pretty much in must win situations from here on out. They really need to go something like 8 and three. Really at least 8 and three. I think to get the four seed. And they're going against each other this week, as you mentioned. So it's really do or die. I think this is a move that Tom could make and if he gets in the trouble and you can also kind of apply this to the move that Johnny made this weekend for Nick pavetta and kenta maeda is that if we get a couple weeks down the road and it doesn't work out, they can resell these guys. Sure. You got to keep mine in the second round of match ups weeks 12 and weeks 11. Tom has already beaten and Acuna sauce wagon. So he's beaten ten big wins. What's that? Those are big wins. Those are big wins, so he has, you know, gower coming up. He has Vijay coming up. He's got Matt coming up. I believe. So, you know, if he takes care of business this week, 8 and three, like you said, it's doable.
ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"kenta maeda" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"The freaking waiver wire with, like Brian Goodwin and Jake Lamb and Billy Hamilton. So it's been fun to watch. And I think the Russo is basically saying, Hey, Adami, and you've stunk so far this year, it's time to step up and and show why we acquired you and and to the point that you just brought up Chuck about Gavin sheets. He unlike the other guys, He's a former second round pick. It's only three games. I get it, but he just looks the part. He looks like a kid. Oh, kid had yes. So the thing with Gavin has always been he can hit. He can draw walks. He's six ft. 5 200 something pounds. Where's the power? The power just wasn't showing up. And when you are six, ft five you play for a space and you do not hit for power. You don't exactly Fly through the minor leagues. It was and it's funny, the pandemic just mess things up. I think if I get this in my head correctly, I think it was two years ago. I think it was in Birmingham. He started showing some power. And the pandemic happens and there's really nowhere really for him to go. He played in the alternate site, but now he's they always said when he wasn't having the power that it was going to come. It was going to come Would rather have the power and, uh, I would rather have no power and plate discipline for a guy this size, then a guy the size power, No plate discipline. So now he's got the power. We will see. I can tell you that Frank Thomas and eyes again who know a lot more about hitting than I do. We're very impressed with his swing. He can go the opposite way. Uh, if he starts pulling the ball up here Oh, my goodness. So let's see what happens here with Gavin Sheets. You know, today tends to be a day when you mentioned Mercedes to look and Oh, look, the league adjusted. Um he was adjusting back a little bit. That Oh, Mercedeses down. He got cool. I think What we need to do today is sort of. If you're a Sox fan appreciate him because at the beginning of the season when you didn't know how the team would respond without two of its best players and a break you not getting off to a fast star that for a while, there he carried you And I think it's important here when you look back on the season in the success, Sure, the pitching but also I think a lot of Sox fans the tip of the cap to your mean Mercedes. If Mercedes didn't do what he did. I'm not sure this act will be in the first place right now. Or maybe they're tied or a game up on the Indians. I mean, he helped them win several games. And I think if Moncada hadn't gotten hurt, he'd still be here. He doesn't have a lot of position, versatility, and Han told Mercedes LaRussa told Mercedes you'll be back and he's going to be back. This is a question of when he was starting to come out of his slump. Um, but you know, this is a teams trying to win a division not develop players. This is this is win now Mode and so he just got squeezed. It was a roster squeeze situation with Mercedes. He will be back, and I'd like to Think that when he comes back, he'll have a lot more of that confidence at the plate that we saw in April because it was lacking a little bit. It was starting to come back, but I mean, I did. What I love about this team is just decides the fact that they're in first place. And they're fun to watch. There's so many stories, the stories all around the diamond, and he certainly one of them looking back on the sweep of the of the twins. What you make of the Josh Donaldson comments towards Lucas Giolito and all that took place there. Alrighty. So here we go. Um, how long we got, uh, as long as you need to give it to us. What did Ozzie say behind the scenes? That's really what I'm trying to get out. What did Ozzie say behind the scenes? So he was the guy? What he says is so funny. You know, Ozzy is his old school and after there's so many layers to this story, so it's like, uh, his old school. He didn't I don't wanna speak for Ozzy. I'll speak for me. Um, the thing that got me with Donaldson was he just called out He didn't call out Lucas Giolito. He called out every single pitcher in Major League baseball, including his entire pitching staff. Because we don't know exactly who's doing it. But enough pictures are doing it. He was using the foreign substances that you know in the same game. You had Kenta Maeda, who seemed to be really struggling with his grip and with his location and control. So that was not the right move. And I also want to give a shout out and thank you. To Josh Donaldson. Because you know what he did He try to wake up his Twins team. He woke up the White Sox because the White Sox were struggling offensively for about a week. Eight days. They scored. 28 runs in three games after Donaldson did that, and what that showed me was. Who's got the better will more talented team but also who's got the more United team? What team is going to know when things Could go South are going to take this thing north, and when things go south will go further South and further south. That's what's going out with the twins. The White Sox. What do they do? They sweep them to get behind Lucas Giolito. I can tell you that this confrontation that Donaldson said happened in the parking lot after the game was not exactly how Downton described it. In fact, I think some of the twins players were telling him to get back on the bus after he was having this conversation with Lucas. I like Josh's. Allison is a player. I've said in the past. I'd love for the White Sox to sign him, but he can be a little too much. And when a team is going good, and you got too much, Josh Johnson, that's great. Things are not going good. And you got too much. Josh Johnson. That's the problem. So what happened then? I mean, they were saying, Get on the bus. What do you hear happened? I don't know what happened. I just heard that they told him to get back on the bus. Okay? And I think this happened to Josh Donaldson wanted to say something and maybe confront Lucas Giolito. And then he stood up to Lucas Giolito and saw six ft. 6 260. On mountain of a man who realized, you know, maybe I shouldn't confront him. I needed maybe Not be as my thoughts and feelings about this confrontation. I might have to back off a little bit. Might. That might be a better thing to do? Total papo of what he said he did, then? Yeah. I mean, I want to say Tola Po, but he made, he told a story That is not the fault. Was told he did not tell the full story. I was not there, but I was told he did not tell the full story of what happened. Okay. Last question for you last at at dinner. I was dining, believe it or not, with the Sox fan. And I made a bet about grand all making the All Star game, he says. Grandal will make the All Star game I said no. Now that he's not starting And we bet a good bottle of booze. So what do you think? Well, I mean, I have not looked at the competition fully to know who he's up against. Do you know off the top of your life? I think Gary Sanchez has an opportunity. But I mean, you know what Gary Sanchez won't be there over grand dollars. I mean, I know he's got all the home runs in a high on base..
ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"kenta maeda" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"But the point is, though, is that both are very entertaining. There is no doubt. But what Donaldson again? I'm a Sox fan. Of course I'm going to be against him. I don't I don't look at it with And 24. Career hits behind us again. Just so he knows just so we're clear. I don't know You know his side, but he didn't probably never saw as you play. Ozzy was not up there to hit as he was a really good baseball players. The glove man. That's what Danny Glover Yes, he was. They also had over 1600 career hits. Josh Donaldson has As Josh Donaldson have. He's got 1119. Yes. Ozzy 16 43 think Donaldson will catch house at some point. Probably It's gonna be caused 35. So I don't he may not. But like, what does that really mean? Because Donald's has been a Bigger impact player. During his best years and as he never was. Yeah, I mean, that year that he won the M v p 41 123 and 2 97 with a 3 71. On base percentage 5 68 slugging a 9 39 0 P s. That's pretty freaking good. Well, you know, as far as the main point of this with Donaldson talking about There is this sticky stuff with GL leader was like no more sticky stuff that I mean, That's fine. He wants to say that, but I think that's pretty obvious that many pictures and probably including Giolito is probably use Spider Attack. Use something because we've talked about this already kept last month about what just happened with Max Scherzer, right? He's taking any kind of against Girardi. Yes, just anything to try to get a grip on the baseball so that so If the Lido sensitive to that listen most pictures, I think gives you something to try to get a grip on the baseball. Yeah, the shares. Her one was intriguing because it was the third time in three innings. Yeah, Joe was get him. That guy checked and that stuff that was over the top. Here's It was fun. Here's the key, though. The kids that we beat their ass yesterday. Yes, you did. And sitting by the way, you know what a quality start. Looks like. Watch these yesterday and six home runs to that was fun, like, just start hitting home runs. All of a sudden you don't have to worry about ballparks like a jet stream. That's right. Turn the lights on and off a guaranteed rate on and off. On and off with the fireworks. You loved it, Mike in Orland Park. Hey, Mike. What's up, kid? How are you? How are you? Hey, Mike. I'm good. Thanks. You know, we were talking about like this as a like a white fact that you would like Lucas Giolito and Josh Donaldson. The thing that I find kind of ironic with this is I don't see Josh Donaldson going down to his clubhouse into his pictures. We're probably using a sticky stuff and calling them out. You know, he's got this list of like 150 pitchers are any of them kept my ADA Jose burials. I mean, I don't understand where he's going with this, because this seems like to be a problem, and all the clubhouse is not just with the white facts. It probably is in every clubhouse, but he's certainly not going to go public and appreciate the call against his own guys. Rivalry. Be great. If it was it was well, and that leads to the question like you know, are his are his teammates annoyed with him because he's really the guy who put a face. On the players like, Hey, we're sick and tired of this, at least for the hitters because, like with Gerrit Cole issue when he started this, whatever it was three weeks said that stuff to Rizzo didn't put a name on it. He called out Garrett Coal specifically. Did you know that kind of like got the Anthony made him more genius and that got the ball rolling. And so now you wonder because As our colleges point out, Kenta Maeda had his lowest been right against the White Sox all season the other night, so It seems like everybody's doing it. But again. They're dividing the hitters in the pictures. All right. Just remember one thing, man. You got to see what I would tell Giolito. Don't punch down. Don't punch down. You don't have to stay at your level. Your the team's in first place Minnesota is holding is just barely with Kansas City in last place. Don't worry about it. Don't punch down. You're the best. They're the White Sox urine first on the home of the eye Jacks on the White Sox network. T L R right the honest sponsorship deal. Ever. Next? Yes. Chicago's home for sports. This is Cap and G. Hood on ESPN 1000. Swaddle and Sylvie, But I'm more interested in UFO information that I am NBA information. Okay? You introduce you at your word, Understand? What's up? First of all, I wish that maybe 28 years ago, the aliens would have abducted John packs and the Bulls will be a lot better right now believes has been abducted yesterday. I think it's less likely than likely, but minds are open to a lot of different. My mind is open to plenty of things. I'm looking at this strictly from a logical perspective. 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KOA 850 AM
"kenta maeda" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Stepping on third and going around the horn. Unbelievable finish our oldest Chapman with his 16th save of the year, he had worked himself into a spot. But the Yankees hold off the A's 2 to 1. Toronto seven, Baltimore four As Bo Bichette had a couple of R B I s T Oscar Hernandez went two for five with a run batted in. Trey Mancini continues his good year for the Orioles home run number, 13. He R 13. He drove in a run. Kansas City seven, Boston three As in a losing cause, Kiki Hernandez and Rafael Devers hit homers for the Red Sox. But what Mary Field hit his sixth for the Royals drove in a couple 100 Does your three for five with a double in an RB Mike Minor gets win number 66 and two thirds two runs allowed. With six strikeouts in that ballgame for the Royals starter, Houston continues its winning ways, beating the White Sox yet again, 82 to 7 of the nine starters in the lineup for Houston had at least one R B I. Carlos Korea banged out his 14th home run of the year made a winner of Lance McCullers Jr. Who goes to four and one He gave up just two runs on two hits over six innings Minnesota four Texas to Byron Buxton, coming back recently for the Twins off the aisle, it is 10th home run of the year, drove in a couple As Kenta Maeda won his third ball game of the season in the say want to Hansel Robles, his sixth of the season, a couple of games going on And it is Tampa Bay in Seattle, playing another tight one. That one is 22 in the 10th inning. Those two teams battle back and forth. Of course, the Rockies will be taking on the Mariners up in the Pacific Northwest, and it's another tight one. Tigers and Angels down in Southern California there in the eighth, and that game is tied at three Rockies fall to the Brewers by account of 76 we look ahead. And it is brought to us by points. But the fast and easy way to bet on sports, download the points bed app now and use code baseball to get to risk free bets up to $2000 Rockies off tomorrow, so we'll look at a couple of other matchups in the major leagues. AZ and Rangers. Frankie Monta US against Kyle Gibson. The fine started for Texas on that point sped up. The money line has the A's of minus 1 21, Texas Plus 1 12 with the game run total of 8.5. Cleveland at the Cubs. A volley against AL zero point spread out money line cubs minus 1 45 and the Indians plus 1 33 for that interleague matchup. Brewers seven Rocky six, Jack has more scores on the clubhouse show next on the KO Iraqis radio network. Here's.
FanGraphs Fantasy Baseball
"kenta maeda" Discussed on FanGraphs Fantasy Baseball
"Who's going to be featured on our watch party this week when we watch absolute washington atlanta patrick corbin at anderson. We get to watch somebody who's struggling that we want to analyze in corbin and someone who's been a you know pitching very well and anderson eager to see how he's doing you take andrew oracle dorm. Okay would you take either of snow or casteel. Two guys that If we do maybe on thursday and we'll do a by lower. Let go for pitchers and obviously both those guys would be on their. Would you take either of them for linda for. Let's just assume in this case if you're trading door you hit on some late shortstop stuff so where you're fine. They're like you got joey wendell. Who's that you've got josh. Ross you hit on something to where you can afford to give up this piece but you do need some pitching do speculate on these studs who are struggling their faces off. Throw strasbourg in there to any of those three would you take furlan door I think i would take his studio. And snell i definitely would not take strasbourg. Okay now. let's flip it real quick here your training for lindores And now you're trading some of your Some of your higher end or early successful stuff. Would you train. Chris bassett furlan door basset hound. I have been in the past. I did not get a lot of bassett this year. If you get a lot. But but i am basset hound. And he's been pitching really well again. Yeah no i think i would hold onto bassett. Bassett has the best strikeout rate of his career. Best walk rate of his career It out three twenty one year a to ninety one x statement he. He's deserve even better than what he's had. His whip is at one. Flat is great. Yeah no bassett okay. I think that that's a fair. Take their for sure. What about This one's hard because like he's like rich rod where i think he's getting trail. I was gonna say the and kennedy who has been a great closer but it just seems so time limited with him that i don't think you can train it again. I could get lindores for him one about last one here. What about sorry. I'm strong. I don't know go hitter pitcher here. Go pitcher okay. What about minoa. What about the spicy new on the block here. Or i think i would go It's a really fair offer there and and you. You're pitching great. You bought manila. Just because if you heading you you obviously go. Lindores doesn't mean as much as i like noah. I think he could be just a real difference. Maker and fantasy. And i'm super bombed. That didn't get any Pickups on him this week ligament knees. He's young pitcher who hasn't thrown a lot of innings in the majors or triple a. An throw so hard you under like you know. He's one pit one pitch away from getting out being on the or something. So and you goal in door but That's really intriguing. I think that's like one of those win win situations. I agree angry. If everything sets up for the teams in question it'd be really nice to To see how that trade goes down there nor from minoa. Let's move on to another guy with a ton of expectation supposed to integrate lineup. People really like him. Although i will say there was a little turn of the tide on him when When they started to add pieces that he would move down the lineup. And that's kevin bizarro. Now he is on the i l. at this point so we're talking about him any different scope of the other guys because the price is going to be cheaper being on the island. I'm not even sure if you wanna buy. I did want at least bring him up though because he's been he's been really brutal sitting too old five three fifteen. Three fifteen did not stunned. they're his. Vpn slug are the exact same three homers two steals in his one hundred and fifty one plate appearances again on the i l. with a cervical. Spine ligament sprain which sounds awful aka a sore neck. Apparently that's what says you know. There's just a fancy way for it but it sounds like a significant sore neck is is cameo somebody you buy low right now. Because i don't know that the price could be any lower at this point if you can afford to take on a injured asset is he somebody. That intrigues you at all. Not really i mean. There's nothing in the profile. That makes me super intrigued by busy right now. No it'd be a blind bet. You can't find those underlying numbers that are like oh this is gonna turn your ear buying on previous year success and just faith that he could turn it around. There's no magic number in there. Therefore you yeah i mean if the price is low enough and really it's not like dropping him in a league i might be interested to pick them up But because of me and it's only because he's what lay quadruple eligible this. Yeah i think so. He went in the twenty first round of a memorial day. Able he was on the i l. Already yes he got put on the i l. on mainly when he just doesn't seem like it's not supposed to be an injure injury that keeps them out super long lanky like there's a chance he's back mid june But i mean yeah. There's not much in the bro striking out. Thirty one percent of the time. He's got the you know. Were swing strike rate of his short career I mean he is making a fair amount of zone contact but he's swinging outside the zone more than he has his first two seasons It hasn't been his barrel percentages like twelfth percentile The exit velocity numbers are mediocre which is not something we necessarily expected from a guy like video share Yeah not much there. That i'm super Super intrigued by the moment. So yeah i generally don't buy folks arjan the i l. so i don't know that i would. I don't. I don't think. Oh i mean like if you have an open i'll spun. He's on the wire. Yeah sure yeah. I think something like that is about all all you would do right now and just stash him and and see what's what down the line but i don't even know Which is great. But that does keep the ob high and should keep his s opportunities there but We gotta get healthy and in playing at this point by the way. I'm looking at the draft board for memorial day and somebody has bg. Oh bell and another guy that we're gonna talk about on this list and two guys that i could talk about. I almost put goldschmidt on for the first base one and they have goldschmidt and they have patrick corporate the by piloting so. This guy went full by this year. Eighty of the earlier. I mean really did though. He has Lemay hill story Sonny gray who hasn't been amazing dig a couple of by guys. He has cedric molin to and thirteenth round. Joey wendell we talked about who's been great but he bought kenta maeda in the nineteenth round. Which feels like. I l guys the that sits at least three. That's true that's like that's an you can't really do. It is a twelve tamer. Oh yes please. Sacked to know about too many guys. Yeah because you can't really do that especially the memorial day leagues because there's less time yup to a cruise to hats too many like i get going for but i wouldn't if i was gonna do the bilo team it has to be bilo guys that are playing at least absolutely each got too many guys that are that are playing right now overall and then Listened to show me all the feeble that hit us up on twitter for that low c league that you threat dished though is so we like greatly appreciate all right. This next guy is automatic. Get let go for me. But we'll see what you think Just in mason off brutal start this year. I don't see anything that makes me want to get. The underlying numbers are good on justice. And say that about him. Dude you're biased. This is a homer. Pick for sure really would by this guy. This just mesa okay. I have a fantastic. I'll pick them up. Put him on on my fan grass team. I guess with this justin mason guy. But i'm not putting on all my teams justin. I just don't know about them..
WGR 550 Sports Radio
"kenta maeda" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"But you know, like Kenta Maeda. It seems to me It is an awful lot of starting pitchers that we ranked really well. They're not having good seasons. All right. And, you know, I'm in my wits, then with Luis Castillo, man, but my kids. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, my a to his last three outings give up three runs in each. He's not. He hasn't gone six innings in a game since April. 7th. Strike operating almost there like I'm trying to figure out what's wrong with him. And if it's something to buy low on, and there's like no spin right there, there's no exit velocity, either. So it's a lot of bad luck with Babbitt. So hidebound of 3 46 fastball, velocity is down. That it is up. Swinging Kay wait rate. Wow, that's like the lowest in five years. Is something wrong with my Ada is he would he, like? Let's go back to a list of the pictures that were taken in top 20 year who are doing poorly? Is made of someone you would buy on. You know, I now wonder whether this injury could have tied to some of his lackluster stats. I did make the case to buy low on him a few weeks ago. And I am now wondering whether this is an even more golden opportunity to do so because people are gonna be really running for the hills. After this. I have a hard time believing that he is done as a fantasy contributor. I have to think that even accounting the miss time he puts in top 40 started numbers from this day forward. Well, it's not top 20, and we had him all rank in the top. 20 guys old love them and where members always says something I listened. So like I was like, Okay, there's something I'm missing here and now it's like, all right, well, this is just unheard off. Like, how is my hated doing this? Look, Castillo yesterday I mean, it's another five run outing. It's like when is this going to stop here? The 11 strikeouts in that game earlier, and I thought, OK, he's fine. Now. All a gift was a three run homer. Something's wrong. Castillo like at what point do you give up? You're the one who wins your leagues and the moral days next week. We always say, Don't look at your standings in real life or in fantasy until Memorial Day and you know, and by the way, no show next Monday. I think it's Tuesday instead, but Like At what point do we just say? Our cat enough of like Patrick Corbin, enough of Castillo and my Ada when you get to that point, Yeah, There's no one size fits all answer to this one. But because you mention Memorial Day, That is a time where you've got to be making these rash decisions. I used to describe it back in the day. I mean, we're talking over a decade ago. That you want to invert the draft order that you did, And that's how much patients you should have over the players. So your 25th round player you're gonna need to be as patient as you can. That means all the way through the year and your last round pick you'd be completely impatient. Let him go weak one. I would say that most players nowadays with how fluid values are on our roles are and especially in the pitching side. Eight weeks is really enough to make a judgment. Don't you think I haven't? It's very hard for me to take make the case to just cut Luis Castillo outright, but we have to adapt. We have to adjust our expectations from and it's very hard for me to make the case he gets back in the top 25 because the velocities down It's been consistently down has been bouncing around outing over out, and that bothers me quite a bit. Neither fastball or change of is getting the job done. I'm concerned, hey, has lost his past six starts. And there's nary a quality start in there, in fact, has won the entire season out of 10. I would like to buy lied like to keep him on my bench where I can. I'm not dropping because like I feel like I'm in last near rain whipping most of my leagues because I had the same cast of characters. This is the danger in Ross during so many of the same players in your league's, You know your roster, yell it everywhere. Well, you're gonna have a problem. Your roster Castillo. I've called Hendricks. I've Corbin in multiple leagues. It was nice to see Wayne Wright and Davis do what they did last night. Have them both in labor with David's. Yeah, That's I was. Well, you have to be an elite without a bench and and all. Yeah, and and and he has been standard. Nobody's sticking around Zach Davies or Corbin Orcas because there has to be on the most drop us. Let me check that out. I just probably You're right like this. Here's the tough part about it, though..
The Points League
"kenta maeda" Discussed on The Points League
"Other people have had him for April and then in May, he goes down, or in June, he goes down. And then he comes back in August and does well as the 5th starter. It's hit or miss on the colors. Yeah, I think with my view of my colors long term is he has a really good curve ball I think his biggest struggle is just going to be accumulating innings and that was kind of the reason I was because I basically gave Matt free rein. Whoever he wants, I'll give them to you. Because there's like 6 pictures I could have given away and I knew I couldn't keep all of them. But I think dusty baker will give mccullers every opportunity to succeed this year. It's a walk here for him, but this is a guy who's never went above a 140 innings. It's a guy who I think really struggles going through the third time of the order. So I wasn't upset to see Lance mccullers be the one selected. I would have been okay. He chose someone else, but no tears lost here. I wanted him to I want a gallon to compliment Bieber for the next two or three years. And I think he'll do that. I mean, Zach galland right now for most rankings does not go below 15. On any of the major sites. He's a top 15 pitcher and I think there's opportunity for him to get into the top ten. I don't think he's as good as Bueller. I know Johnny. Johnny texts me right after the trade and we kind of did a little comparison, but I don't think gallon has that ceiling. But I think he's going to be more reliable than Bueller because he doesn't have to deal with the Dodgers not letting him go over certain things cap whereas I think the Diamondbacks would just be like just do whatever the fuck you want. We'll throw you out there for 220 innings. So he was my primary target of the off season. The 2021 off season. So I was happy to get him back, but at the same time, I don't feel like Matt got an awful deal. I think there's resell value in JD Martinez, especially if he gets dealt from the Red Sox, which I do think will happen. I don't think he's going to completely fall off a cliff. I think age relatively gracefully, but I don't think he's going to flirt with 600 points a season anymore. I think he's going to be in the low 500s. So a good player, but a player that I was absolutely willing to part with. The last trade that I've got on here is the trade between Tom and Vijay, which was kenta maeda and Gavin Lux for Tyler glass now in $19. My 80s only $11 and looks as two. And maeda is coming off of a tremendous season for the twins. You know, him moving from the Dodgers to Minnesota in which Minnesota basically let him pitch through this extending, which he really wasn't allowed to in LA for probably one of the most exciting pitchers to watch on TV, which is Tyra glass now with his velocity and his curveball. Any thoughts or takes will take away on this deal?
Twins' Kenta Maeda takes no-hitter into 9th inning
"Going to the ninth inning right now. In Minnesota. Kenta Maeda through eight innings has a no hitter. He has struck out 12. His pitch count is at 1 13. He has walked two batters tonight. The Minnesota Twins, giving him an insurance run there in the bottom of the eighth inning. So again three Nothing Minnesota made a working on a no hitter will keep you posted on this throughout the ninth inning again, Minnesota leading Milwaukee three Nothing.