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Chicago White Sox star Tim Anderson backs new manager Tony La Russa after 1-on-1 meeting
"So the teams are rolling every wants having calls every day players out and there are still a number of unsigned free agents. How about this one. Scott casimir has agreed to terms with the san francisco giants on a minor league deal. He has not pitched in the big leagues since two thousand sixteen. He's thirty seven years old. They reported this yesterday. What i heard was is that in. His bullpen sessions. Fastball velocity was clocked up to ninety two ninety three miles per hour and you look at kasmir career. Typically you see him Pitch better when he gets his velocity up. That's always been the key. Barometer for him. is his fastball. Velocity a love this from tim anderson. The white sox shortstop met with tony larussa after one on one meeting as you know a lot of people who criticized the white sox for the hiring russa tim. Anderson is invested. His quote was the drive to want to win I'm behind him. A hundred and ten percents
Fresh update on "minor league" discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"You and carl seem to love. Carlos and people were site for george springer to sign. His new contract is the astros cheating scandal officially over and forgotten. I never even got tabu. It's not over. I just. I don't really have a problem. Separating like i carlos correa since he was an amateur excuse me since he was playing in the minor leagues. And you know no george springer. I think they're both great guys have obviously known alexkor for longtime what's college with his brother. Joey and i can separate it. Where on one hand you can say. I know we feel like those guys are good guys and on the other hand yes. They participated in that and yes. They paid a price and yes. The legacy of the two thousand seventeen astros is always going to be affected all right tomorrow. We'll start the american league central previews now that we're done with the national league east and thanks today to paul severino to timberlake taylor. Thanks for listening. Stay safe and.
Kevin Mather Resigns as Mariners President
"Kevin Mather is now the former Seattle Mariners president and C E O Matter, resigned yesterday following a layman tone deaf apology for remarks he had made earlier this month. I'm a suburban Rotary club Breakfast. My commentary focused on Mathers startling Public commission about manipulating the service time of young prospects by keeping them in the minor leagues longer in order to gain an extra year of control. However, mother also used his platform to, among other ugly foe pause, denigrate the poor English skills of foreign players and suggest that Kyle Seager, the franchise is best player was overpaid. Throwing a pair of 2018 sexual harassment claims A wrongful termination settlement at all we can say is
Tim Tebow retires from professional baseball after five years in Mets' minor-league system
"Five years, Tim Tebow is saying goodbye to professional baseball. The former Heisman winning quarterback turned outfielder announcing his retirement yesterday in a statement through the New York Mets, Tebow rose through the ranks of the Mets minor league system, going back to 2016 on the verge of making the MLB roster in 2019 until a season ending injury to his hand to Bo. Thank the Mets in a statement saying I loved every minute of the
MLB News: Jay Bruce to sign with New York Yankees
"To terms with Jake area on a one year contract. Mets reliever set Luego need surgery to repair a bone spur in his right elbow, so he won't throw for six weeks before being evaluated. Former Met Matt Harvey signed a minor league deal with the Orioles and the Yankees gave outfielder Jay Bruce a minor league contract in Melbourne. Serena Williams Ash
Staten Island Yankees lose MLB affiliation
"Staten Island Yankees are no more. The announcement came a few months back that the minor league team was going to lose its affiliation, but it was made official yesterday. Major League Baseball removed the Staten Island single a club from its list of minor league teams. That team never quite generated the money needed to keep it going. Borough President Jimmy Otto says he hopes to be able to make an announcement about baseball, continuing its Staten Island's minor league stadium. In the next 4 to 8
Unmasking a Killer, Pam Hupp
"On tuesday december twenty seventh two thousand and eleven russ area called nine one one to report that he had just discovered his wife forty two year. Old betsy farah had killed herself as you just heard. He was in hysterics crying. Unable to breathe he called nine one one expecting police. Ems to come to his aid. What he wasn't expecting was that no one who arrived on scene. That night would believe that. Betsy had committed suicide. They believe that her fifty five stab wounds told a different story and this belief this version of events would lead to more than ten years of absolute hell for rough area. This is quite possibly the craziest case we have ever heard of and apparently agrees because renee zellweger just got cast as the lead in an upcoming film based on this case when we think of evil or manipulative women. A few immediately come to mind. We have jodi arias casey anthony. Eileen worn ose and more recently. Laurie valo by the end of this episode. You'll have another name to add to this list pamela. up pamela. Newman was born on october tenth. Nineteen fifty-eight indulge in missouri in a devout catholic home. Her mom was a schoolteacher working at a local school and her father was a longtime employee for union electric happily backed by the union by all accounts it was an idyllic childhood. Pam was known as being kind vivacious and extremely playful beautiful with long flowing blond hair and an infectious laugh. It was very hard not to like her for high school. She attended riverview gardens in saint louis. She was popular and a member of the cheerleading squad. If you ask any of her former classmates what they remember about pam they almost all say one of three things. She wasn't that great at school but she loved to party and she was one hundred cent boy crazy. Her popularity allowed her to frequently date. She began to go steady with an attractive softspoken boy. Who was a star athlete exceptional student and member of the national honor society. A couple of weeks after going to their senior prom together a pregnancy test confirmed pam spheres most likely due to her stringent catholic upbringing. She knew what had to happen. They had to get married resenting the fact that her friends were enjoying college life pam said at home in a dingy dark apartment with her daughter while her husband were too long hours to provide for their small family. The resentment grew to be far too much in the marriage dissolved. After only six years soon after the divorce pam met markup he was attractive also softspoken and played minor league baseball for the texas rangers. The two became almost immediately enamored with one another and married rather quickly. Mark ended up not being drafted by the major league so he became a carpenter. The pair soon welcomed a baby boy and moved to florida in nineteen eighty nine not finding a great deal of happiness or success in the sunshine state. They moved back to missouri buying a home in the city of o'fallon with marks carpentry skills and plump savings account. The two began to flip homes in the area meaning steady income and a regular paycheck. Pam went to work at a local state farm insurance office. Betsy faira was the very first person who greeted her
Pedro Gomez, longtime ESPN baseball reporter, dies at 58
"You didn't play the game, but he wrote about it and talked about it was well respected. Steve, we've lost a good one. Oh, man, I was I was rocked. When I heard this news yesterday, The baseball world was rocked the former San Jose Mercury News writer and Long time ESPN Baseball correspondent Pedro Gomez died suddenly yesterday afternoon at his home in the Phoenix area. At the age of 58 covered the A's for both The Sacramento Bee in the center is a Mercury News in the 19 nineties, was a national baseball writer for the Arizona Republic from 97 03 until he joined the ESPN is a baseball reporter and did that job marvelously for the last 18 years, survived. By his wife, Sandra, two sons and a daughter. One of those sons, 26 year old Rio is a minor league pitcher for the Boston Red Sox out of the University of Arizona. Um, accolades the words of support for his family that he left behind coming in from all over baseball, including many baseball players, and this is unusual, Astros third baseman Alex Bregman, said Pedro Gomez, a great man. Brewers outfielder Christian yell, It said. Heartbreaking news always enjoy the conversations every time he'd come through the clubhouse, and Giants left hander Alex Wood said. He was one of the kindness and most genuine people you would ever come across in our game. We were all better off for knowing him. Personally and professionally. Howard Bryant, the longtime baseball author, said when he was a 24 year old, covering high school sports for the Oakland Tribune, he was assigned. Today's White Sox game had never been In a major league clubhouse or press box before the game was tied 11 in the ninth. Dennis Eckersley comes in, gives up a two run homer to lose the game. The headline the next morning said it blows another save AIDS lose well, he hadn't blown the safe. Tony LaRussa Rance in the clubhouse that ex morning and starts yelling Who the F is Howard Bryant. And nobody spoke up on his behalf until Pedro Gomez did. He didn't know Howard Bryant at all. And he said, Tony, Jesus, you know, we don't write the headlines. Leave the kid alone. Why are you embarrassing him? That was Pedro
Pedro Gomez, ESPN baseball correspondent, dies at 58
"From the baseball world this morning Long time ESPN Major League baseball correspondent. Pedro Gomez has died. His son Rio Gomez, is currently a pitcher in the Red Sox Minor league organization. No cause of death has been reported. Pedro Gomez was just 58 years old. And with
Alive: The Drew Robinson Story
"Jeff where does the story of drew robinson began. The story. Drew robinson begins on magic moment lane in las vegas jeff passan is in mlb insider for espn and his work on the story of drew robinson is up now on espn plus it was just all those those little tiny amazing details down to the name of the street that he grew up on that drew me to him. As a person has a character and his story and he was precocious. What's the first thing people think about you guffaw. I did my best to try to lighten the situation with people. I tried to make people laugh. And i thought that i was good at that. He was the kid youngest of three children who would go next door and sneak through his neighbors doggy door and steal their treats so he could bring him back to this menagerie of animals that he had in his house. There were dogs that were cats. They had a pet in a cage and drew is the kid who would tape his feet to a bicycle and go on a trampoline in his backyard and just bounce around without any care his sister brittany used to hate having him around because drew would take off all of his clothes. Run outside and start riding a bike and her friends would say your brothers naked again. He was also an incredible baseball player and from a very young age even though he wasn't big even though he wasn't strong he had the actions. That coaches look at. And say this kid ever fills out. He is going to be something else but when drew was at that age where he needed to tell his feelings to someone where where he needed to explain that he had this. Lingering doubt in his mind that would never go away regardless of the situation. Whether it was with baseball whether it was with school with friends with family there is always something air pushing him toward this negativity that he just could not escape from can think back to. When i was twelve years old playing little league. I was a kid every single time i struck out i would come in and slam. My bad slammed my helmet kreil time. Because i thought that i had to be perfect in every aspect of my life in terms of the scouting report on drew robinson war his best attributes. He had a lot of power. you know. he's left handed hitter. He ended up hitting that growth spurt. Six foot one hundred ninety pounds. Just a beautiful swing gap the gap power. That was gonna grow into something more if his body filled out and when it did man like he was an actual prospect. I fly all get to right field at that splashdown run for drew. Robinson being a prospect in las vegas in two thousand ten pablo was no small thing. There was a player who had left high school and gone to play junior college ball named bryce harper. Yup and there was a player at bonanza high school. One of the rivals of silverado were drew named kris bryant. So this was a pretty historic high school class and drew wound up making all state. Shortstop and teams were really intrigued. Not just by the power but by his versatility to he played shortstop but they thought he projected his second baseman third baseman. Maybe an outfielder. The possibilities of what drew robinson could be as a baseball player were endless. So scouts were noticing the power versatility and in two thousand ten drew graduates from high school and get drafted. He gets drafted by the texas rangers in the fourth round. And it's a huge moment for him but it doesn't translate in the end jeff too. Big league play what happens. Well he took a while to get to the big leagues. And you know we've seen bull durham and we understand kind of on a surface level. What the minor leagues are like. But for drew it was truly agree. I knew i was beard. Don't get me wrong. But in the moment i was still like. Don't mess this up. I wouldn't allow myself to understand. That mistakes are just mistakes. It doesn't define who. I was
Brewers' Sara Goodrum becomes first woman to serve as minor-league hitting coordinator
"Brewers have promoted Sarah Good drum to minor league hitting coordinator. Brewers. VP of minor league operations Tom Flanagan says to their knowledge should be the first woman to hold that position in a major league organization. Good drums. Official new title with the Brewers is coordinator for hitting development. And
Former Boston Red Sox Coach, PawSox Manager Ron Johnson Dead At 64 From Complications From COVID-19
"Member of the Red Sox. Former coach Ron Johnson has died from complications of covert 19. He had a short stint in the major leagues, is a player but is likely better known for his work in the minor leagues, is a manager for 25 years. He was also the first base coach with the Big League team in 2010 and 11 Ron Johnson. Was just 64 years old named paramedic of the year.
Boston Red Sox Hire Bianca Smith as First Black Female Coach in Professional Baseball
"The sky's the limit for Carol Universities, groundbreaking assistant athletic director Beyond the Smith is breaking barriers by becoming the first black woman to coach and professional baseball. She's been hired by the Boston Red Sox organization to coach their minor league team. Her first challenge, Getting to know everyone have earned their personalities and that's how we'll actually be able to approach them as a coach, so getting to know them. That is going to be the first hurdle. I can't just jump in and start giving them instruction. When I have no idea what kind of person I'm working with athletic director at Cara University. My shoelace says he knew big things were going to be happening for her. She you know, had her priorities lined up. Melissa Barkley WTMJ news.
Red Sox hire first Black woman to be pro baseball coach
"Make history CBS is Matt Piper tells us why the Red Sox have hired Bianca Smith, the first black woman to coach in professional baseball history. The 29 year old would be a minor league coach in Fort Myers, Florida. Smith played softball at Dartmouth College in previously worked in athletic departments at Case Western Reserve University and Carroll University. In November. The Miami Marlins named Kim in general manager making her MLB's first female G M. That Piper
"minor league" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"I don't know if jonathan luke roy is number one he probably is not but he has to have had just one of the most poorly time for agencies in history of or roy. Yeah i think i wrote about that. At one time. Like the way his career was sequenced and his earning opportunities. Just really did not line up at all for him. Got you got nine. Batters faced from erik kratz. You've probably not picking pitched a couple of weeks. I definitely was not that did not mind. Andrew velasquez was on my board multi position guy. Twenty six years old was with the orioles. Now at the yankees. Anyway we could go on but we won't. This was fun as always gives us a little something extra to route four in pay attention to in trash talk each other about throughout the year and gives us a reason to be excited about some players who probably would escape our notice if they were not on our minor league free agent team so our best to them into all the minor league free agents. And let's hope there is actually a minor league season for people to play in but also that there is a big league season for some of these guys to get a shot. Yeah amen to that all right so thanks again to everyone for listening in twenty twenty we hope that you continuous ning and enjoying in twenty twenty one happy new year to everyone else and to make thank you happy new year to you too. Ben okay..
"minor league" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"Position including pitcher and catcher first base and he has big lake experience. And i guess he would be the first or second utility option for minnesota going into next season so hoping that he continues his streak and can get another big lick his not hit particularly well in his piccoli playing time but only two hundred plus plate appearances so i certainly not me. Not me okay. Well with my final pick. I am going to a union. Martin was reliever with the giants who has reasonably good velocity. You know he pitched well a double a he had like a a three fifth balloon. A little in two thousand eighteen when he wants to aaa. He has made various sailing of note. Sections for our prospects lists. He was like ninety three to ninety seven on the last prospects for the royals that he made an pitched well out of bullpens last year. Which i imagine will be his role in san francisco where as i previously stated. They are keen to see what they have with a bunch of guys. He's twenty five. He has a really fast arm. So i suspect that he will get some opportunity. How long that opportunity will last. I suppose we'll determine how good of a pick this is but it is the pick that i'm making with my final peck. All right well we did it. I don't know how. I feel about my picks. I feel like you stole some i wanted. I feel like there's some guys still on my board who i wanted just as much as the guys i took and i don't know if i made the right call or not. Do you want to name anyone else. You were considering just so that. If they pin out we look like at least we thought about sure i had like thirty five guys on my initial list and took some of them and i took some of them and they're quite a few on there that i'm sort of minting not finding room for yeah. There are a couple. Like i thought about on the position players side. I looked at a jose good. Who's a catcher for seattle. My looked at bath in court who has a minor league deal with philly. I still think optimistically that they might end up bringing realmuto back and i think there are other guys ahead of both in court on the league side. Even though they're catching death is not good public. Think orders like testing catching time away from francisco. Mahia in don't right now which should make everyone nervous about. Francisco may feel. But i don't know that it makes you especially confident in beth in courts thought about him. I thought about macs more off. Who has been a recent picking. These drafted him last year. Thought about him again. So i thought about that because you know i think that there's he. There's some possibility that he gets bench. Infield reps for saint. Louis that exists about jose siri who has a minor league deal with houston. I don't know what's going on with their outfield. You know they clearly have is in house who are better than siri. But they also have this whole to fill with springer probably leaving in radic and so but he's just not been able to to stick anywhere he's been in a bunch of organs but never been able to actually stick anywhere. I think that he's just in his own way. A lot of the time you took some of my guys looking. I'm looking down my list. You took some of my guys. I've thought about a jared robinson who says nice velocity in his Have a deal with the mets. I thought about trae pack. Yep yeah who has a deal with oakland and like throw strikes and has four pitches but doesn't have great velocity and rotation is healthy probably no role but their rotation is often not thought about him. Yeah who are some of your guys. Let's see well. I seriously considered with my last pick their. I wonder whether you considered him felix. I thought about it felix's on regions list. I considered it. Because one disappointment of twenty twenty season was we did not get to see felix make a comeback which i know would have been a bit bittersweet for you as a mariners fan seeing him pitch for another team but it was kind of intriguing like he made four solid spring training starts like sub to er a more strikeouts in innings pitched and it seemed like he was probably going to get a chance maybe for a rotation spot and given the way things worked out atlanta certainly needed starters set various times in the year and an arms of some sort and so i wish we had seed. What felix could've done in supposedly. He's still interested in pitching. So i don't know. I thought about it just because i wanna root for him but i don't know if he'll actually get shot or if he'll be good enough to stick even if he does get a shot. I had all of those thoughts. And then i thought to myself you know what's the what's the real link of emotional attachment. I still have my phantom in seattle. That like really grabs me and it's felix and so that i thought what if it's bad it's just gonna make me sad and there's going to be enough reason to be twenty twenty one. I don't need another. I don't need another one. So i decided to be optimistic and look if wouldn't it be great. If felix is fabulous twenty twenty one. He latches on somewhere and he has a renaissance and the euro way to has done him well and he is just fantastic and then we can feel silly for not having greater faith in. That'll be so nice so there's no downside here for me. Yeah so. There are some other recognizable names. A thought of shopping. Miller is this list and kyanne. Braxton and fernando abbad and bonifazio who was Only twenty seven with tigers this year. Who else ryan butter. Buncha relievers like butter has been good pretty effective on the whole but he's also sort of lougee or has been in the past and so what's the ceiling. They're playing timewise and listen is on. This list. is the lead decided not to do that. For sorta similar reasons zach l'hotel who could for the twins in two thousand nineteen and i think salmon. I talked about this spring. Because he's like a cruise ship obsessive like he he spends his whole offseasons cruising with his family. Yeah and i actually. I emailed his agent earlier. This offseason to see. If i would want to talk to us about what he's doing this year like is he still cruising despite covid or has he found some of their way to spend his off season. I was thinking. Wow what if he's not cruising for the first time and he's just like getting in shape and throwing because one thing we wondered about is how do you keep your in shape on a cruise ship is running on the deck or something. So who knows. Maybe if he's land lubber this winter it might actually benefit him or who knows. Maybe he's still trying to cruise anyway. His agent did not respond to that email unsurprisingly. But he's only twenty five. And i think he had some elbow issues but that about him. And some other relievers like david. Hess and sean gilmartin the name. Cross my mind but didn't do it. Derek rodriguez who's with the rockies. Now son of john brennan mccurry who is in the astor system and was is with the angels now might have more of a shot. Luke pharrell the reliever. Who's been with the royals in reds and cubs and most recently the rangers and is now at the twins couple like former prospects who are still bouncing around like dylan cousins. Who was with the phillies. Now the brewers former second rounder got a little big league action. Only twenty six nick williams the former phillies second rounder. He was With the reds and the cubs. I think he's still a free agent. Jonathan lacroix is on this list. Roy jonathan mccray only thirty four. He with the red sox and phillies last year. But what a trajectory johnson luke race career has taken. But you never know backup catchers can sometimes hang around forever like erik. Kratz paid off for you last year's draft. He's much older than jonathan mccray although perhaps better preserved so yeah i guess i guess that's about all i had luis ortiz another reliever type. Joseph odem who is with the mariners briefly this year bingo vado so anyway lots of names were on my initial cut here and for all. I know you could take the best ten names that i didn't draft them. They might be just as good as the ten that did draft but hope for the best. Yeah i aircraft was like my one good. Here's a random catcher who's gonna get some time and that that proved to work. Plus we got to learn that aircraft seems like a deeply good human being so in that respect it was one of my better picks but have..
"minor league" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"And so i'm hoping that will continue for at least one more season. He's still only thirty one years old. I think that is a good pick. He was santa. lefty. Yeah i guess hoping competing with sam clay. Oh playing time. So i i like it when there is a little potential competition between draft picks. It makes it more exciting. Okay well i with my next pick i am going to take. I want to say first of all. I'm so pleased with how little if deviated from my board last year i got. Oh ben do you remember. I got thrown for a loop and it never recovered after baggy and pick just killed me. Okay so with my next pick. I'm going to take michael. Noah you know i i should know how to say his name. You know who is a reliever. He has a minor league deal with the phillies. He is another one of these guys. Who has sort of bounced around and has been you know he was. I think originally sent by and has gone to the royals and the white sox and this pick is being motivated by a of different things the first of which is that he and i don't know if this is a good dress strategy or not been. This might prove to be the smallest of small samples but like i've been watching him. Pitching leedom has pitched pretty well for us down in the dominican winter league it is all of twelve in two-thirds innings but he has pitched to one three. Era he has struck out. eighteen has only walked four. He's you know he's a reliever who is going to philly team that was truly terrible and while his recent big league experience with the white sox nothing to write home about You know. I'm betting on turn around. Yeah it's been a while since we've seen him in the matrix. I guess it's been a few years so that sort of concerned me but you still around. You still pitching still got that name in former prospect pedigree and still some stuff. i guess. So it's an interesting one all right for my next one. I think i'm going to take yet another reliever. I'm gonna take now bill chris mutt okay. I love what. I could steal from though in a couple for me here today already so. Chris was with the cardinals this past year. He made his major league debut for them. Got into not a whole lot of action but six games pitched pretty well in those games and he has signed with the padres and he's a twenty six year. Old right hander. Just turned twenty six shares. A birthday with me which gave me some affinity for him and he has also pitched pretty well in the dominican winter league as well so i'm hoping that that carries over and i don't know exactly what the padres spend picture will look like for all i know. Aj prowler will go. Trade for signed for three closers. And and chris will have no chance to pitch in that penn but like his track record in his youth and hopefully he'll have an opportunity. Can i say something that might be considered a take. Your i think chris not has sneaky starter potential for the padres and twenty twenty one. And you're gonna say that's absurd. Their rotation est act and that is absolutely true. But here's what i have to say. I think that like to nelson lameta still kind of hurt. And i think that more hone was often piggybacks in his usage last year which could change this year granted. But i think that like if they're looking around and they're like who amongst our guys could come up and start for us a timer to when these dudes are hurt. And they don't wanna bring up gore and they're like if y'all knew casey which i would be because you should be joy casey. Even though he is a fellow italian i think they might look to cruise and be like yo come out for starter shoes so i think that this is a good pecking. You did well from your lips to tingler ears. I love the stick. I don't know whether it's absurd or not. But i hope you're right. Okay so i. I'm going to continue the reliever train if only because i want to see it happen and so i'm hoping that i am like helping to Actualized by putting this on my minor league slash vision board for the year. But i am going to take former outfielder. Anthony ghosts okay. Anthony ghost is currently with cleveland. I believe on a minor league deal. He has just very little control to speak of but he has some crew easy power stuff and so i just i want to see it. He was terrible to watch us an outfielder but has been much more intriguing. Since he moved to the mound. And i am taking anthony. Yeah okay so. I i thought of him. I don't really know what he was up to last year. It's like one of those cases. Where is he still trying to do. A two way thing as he completely converted what his stuff look like. I have no idea. But i like the story and That would be cool so like. I don't know what it necessarily look like in twenty twenty that when eric wrote about him for the others of note in the cleveland system which like he was not a prospect. He was not prospect eligible. He had exhausted. His prospect eligibility is outfielder but he was touching one hundred in the spring of twenty nineteen and he has a good curve ball but he also like i said just very poor control he had struck out nine five and two thirds innings before everything got shut down so i guess that was the spring. I'm looking at springs list so anyway. it's intriguing. I have no idea what it looks like right now. All right well you reference the end pick from last year. That screwed you up. And that was alexandra key. Enwright who i took with my second overall pick last year and you and sam as i recall were interested in him too and and so that sort of screwed up your draft board as it turns out that pick did not pay off for me because he got zero playing time and i do not know why he was very appealing to me. Because he had incredible numbers for the rockies in aa in two thousand nine hundred he had a one point five three era with almost eleven strikeouts per nine than he continued to pitch just as well in the arizona colleague and it seemed like he was perfectly positioned for big league job and he did not get one he was at colorado's alternate site throughout the year. And i don't know if they were injury issues or performance concerns or what but he is with a new organization now he has signed with the marlins and i would hope that the marlins will recognize the talent here or at least the talent that the numbers from twenty nineteen suggested and seems. Like if you're with the marlins that should be a good opportunity to get some innings. I would hope even though the marlins windsor better days than they used to see still should be some openings in that bullpen. And i would hope that don mattingly and qiming see what i saw last year and so i'm going to do it again. And maybe he will burn me for a second consecutive year but maybe this will be the year that that pick pace off. I just remember it. Throwing my entire draft into chaos. I made several panicked pigs. Although my my panic picked immediately after this was yaacob bonus who was one of my guys who actually igli titus o. You never know what you can't get too upset about any pick in this draft because even the good picks could very easily not pan out and the next one that you get instead could pay off even better. So gin is Only twenty five. He turned twenty five in november. And i'm hoping that this will be the okay. I respect it with my next pick. I am going to take. I've been googling while you were knocking. And now i'm going to go off draft board ever so slightly and i don't know if it's the right thing to do or not but i'm going to do it ben. Kay we're going to be bold. I m taking connor. joe okay. Who signed a minor league deal with the rockies Who plays he plays midfield. He plays some outfields The rockies rudderless and directionless but my endeavour to do something here. I am not deterred by his negative forty six. Wrc with the giants he ended up with the dodgers he did better in the minor leagues for the dodgers and i think that he has some legitimate power and he will get to play in cores. He's a non roster invitee for spring training and so Hey i am going to be excited about the slugging and the miners rather than being terrified by the wrc plus in the majors. And i am going to take qatar. Joe now is employed by the colorado rockies who are just the weirdest organization. Yeah they really are. Just no telling. I mean the iraqis you might think. Will there be some playing time to go around..
"minor league" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"I guess in recent years to sort of remake make his personal with data. We love guys who are interested in data and he signed major league deal with the rangers. Who are having a very strange off season of competing and not competing. They're like dinger's baseball team of competition. But i imagine that a guy like ato gets a fair amount of leeway probably out of the bullpen although he has starting experience. I have gone with joe ghetto. I also enjoy saying his name. Scott good strong syllables I look i didn't win. The made the minor league Free agent draft last year. But i won the name draft because in addition to yacob bonus i had scourn off stock. And that's the best name in the on the planet. really nacho. sam. Baseball joe is not as good a name but i am. Optimistic will be a much better. Pick skirt offer isn't sick. Maybe it's sickener. If i don't know which is the better having it's marvelous either way all right. We'll ghetto was high on my list to it. Gave me some pause that he has not pitched above double a. and wasn't particularly good when he did but again i mean for all i know he was great at this alternate site last year. Who knows what he was up to in at the major league contract always move up the board. Wouldn't it be funny if we had a way. Better draft this year with much imagination. We have to reconsider. Our entire approach to base ends up being true. I know there's More and hopefully there's more time for players to get promoted. Let's hope but all right. Although i guess you know i i don't know whether i think we talked at some point about whether it would be good or bad for our hit rate when it came to minor league draftees because on the one hand shorter season so you'd think director but also bigger and more turnover and guys opting out and just fluid rosters so on the whole. Obviously it suppressed playing time. But maybe it didn't hurt our actual rate of finding big leaguers. Okay i am going to take dwight smith junior. Dwight smith junior is a twenty eight year old outfielder. He has been with the blue jays in the orioles in the big leagues for the last four years and he has now signed with the red's not a major league deal but he is young enough and hopefully i guess the the reds will be depleted enough. That he will still some playing time there. He's more of a corner guy. I guess he's played one game in center in the big leagues. So that doesn't help. And in his brief playing time he is not hit. Like a corner guy. He has a ninety three ot ps plus career. In oh just a little bit more than a full season's worth of combined playing time but he's young enough. He's got enough of track record that i hope he can find his way into the reds outfielder picture in two thousand twenty one. I respect this pick. He was in the next for me as well. Yeah i think he did well here. Okay i am going to now start to engage in one of my longstanding at by that you mean last year strategies of taking a catcher. You just always need catchers. I am taking actually one of. I believe sam's from last year. I'm taking tyler. Hyneman your next on my board who is Was recently in the last. Two seasons has seen major league time with the giants. And the marlins has found his way to the cardinals. And this was you know if you if you look at his Production in the major so far it has spent you know not incredibly impressive. He had a very nice five game sample with the marlins in two thousand nineteen where he had one. Thirty w or c. plus but then in slightly more playing time with the giants last year was pretty underwhelming. This pick was driven. I'm gonna say largely by the depth situation at the big league level. We know the cardinals will famously unless they re signed yati will be without yacht ear. Molina i think right now jason. Martinez has heinemann projected as a bench player for the so. And mostly i just am not much of a believer in andrew Kisner i think that he is not very good and that there is opportunity for heinemann at playing time here just based on that alone so yeah i will take him like cer- can't hit and also the defense seems kind of spotty to me so i just i'm content with this. No i think it's a good pick. And i wish i had moved him up a spot on board now. I thought i could wait when we're around. But i couldn't and yeah i mean i guess i still sort of expect yati to be back in saint louis. There just hasn't been much movement there. And i know there has been interest from other teams so that might not happen. But there's such a long history between those two that i would think that maybe the cardinals will work something out. But even if they do. I mean he's thirty eight and Maybe equal not be as durable as he has been in the past and so heinemann could get some playing time even if yadi is back so i think it's a smart pick so i am envious that you've got him all right for my next pick. I think i'm going to go. Sort of the pedro strope route again. And i'm going to take louis. Avalon is in that same genre of something reliever who has been everywhere and has been pitching in the big leagues for a long time. So i've gone has been in the big leagues for the last nine seasons. And he was with the yankees. This past year only pitched in ten games but pitched fairly well in those ten games and she's been with What seven teams. I think in the big leagues or six. I guess so far. And he is now signed with the nationals. So i think he had some shoulder issues of some sort last year that have contributed to his only appearing in ten games for the yankees and also there the yankees and they had a bunch of relievers the nationals as we have already covered not typically a bastion of great relief. Work so talk so fast. So i'm hoping that everyone can sneak in there. you know. Up until this pandemic shortened season. He'd been a fairly reliable source of thirty to forty to fifty to sixty innings a year..
"minor league" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"Have storytellers responsible for the sport. Who grappled with it and engage with it honestly and i do think we've gotten a lot better about that. Although there have been some you know. Every year this time of year there are a couple of notable examples with like. We have some work to do for you. Don't we yeah. And i don't know if the public shaming aspect of that is helpful or not it seems like the pre search out there says the public shaming is not like a particularly useful tactic when it comes to changing people's minds. And you know. I don't know if that just camps down on debate or makes people be even more set in their ways or not but yeah. I think it can be valuable at times like even if it's just you know someone's bad. Ballot is like the twitter main character of that day that everyone's dunking on flake. If you know maybe someone sees that and thinks oh. Why is this ballot drawing so much attention to stay in. Maybe at some opinion. I also hold that i should also visit or maybe not. Maybe you think it's an okay opinion but maybe that attention makes people question things that they thought. So i think we're going to be having these conversations anyway and the fact that we're doing it through the hall of fame. Yeah it's maybe giving this a institution in this body a little too much power or authority. You can care about baseball history or not on your own. You can look up players on your own but it is something that a lot of people care about and it's going to be something that people continue to talk about so if we do have the opportunity to help shape that debate in some way then i guess that can be a good thing but we'll see how we feel in a year or seven years. Whatever it is that it's our turn. I i'm proactively nervous you well don't worry about it yet. What can go wrong between now and then that would prevent you from having to make that decision. So maybe you'll be bailed out by something even worse. Who knows all right. So let's move on to the business of the day. This is one of our favourite episodes to do every year. And i think it's One of the favorites for people to listen to improbably. I don't know that there's any other baseball. Podcast or podcast. In general that would have a tradition like drafting minor league free agents who are generally like anonymous invisible and no one cares at all and the fact that we care so much about this. I hope it's endearing there other people who were probably like what in the world. Why do they do this every year. Why would i wanna listen to this. And i can understand that too but we always enjoy this exercise so just reviewing last year's results sam cleaned our clocks. Oh yeah sure dead mine more than yours. But sam one so the way this works for people who need a refresher have been with us through this exercise before we draft minor league free agents which is a particular class of free agents generally players who have been in the minors or with one organization for several years and they're still not on a forty man roster and they are freed and they're able to send a deal with another team now it's a way of encouraging player movement and turnover and not having certain players locked in with a single organization for their entire careers so at a certain point. They've served enough time in the minors they get to be free agents and so this is a different from major league regents but sort of the same in the sense that they are now able to sign with anyone out there on the open market there are also manrique free agents who have not been stuck in the same system for six years but they were just on a minor league contract in the preceding season so when that contract expires they become minor league agents. And so these players are less famous and less accomplished than the major league agents. Everyone pays attention to but the market works in some similar ways so we draft minor league free agents. We pick ten piece. There's a big list that comes out from courtesy of baseball america every year and we draft from that list. And it's all about playing time. We are trying to pick minor league free agents. Who will actually be big leaguers. The following season and we get credit for each plate appearance or batter faced. And we adamo up and the person who drafts the most combined plate appearances and batters faced wins the minor league free agent draft so sam won handily last year. He ended up with four hundred eighty eight combined. Pa plus bef and of course this is in a shortened season so that's pretty impressive total and he actually hit on eight of his ten picks which is pretty impressive because this can kind of be a crap shoot so to hit on eighty percent. That is really good. He got great work from jose. Marmolejo sts and kyle again and matt harvey and and others like. That's the other thing we enjoy about this list. Every year is that it's a mix of lots of players we've never heard of lots of like surprisingly prominent players. You have heard of who are on this list and then other players who were big leaguers like eight years ago and are somehow still around and you haven't thought of them for years until you see their name on the list of league regents. So sam had a mix of those and he ended up with four eighty eight. You ended up with one. Seventy seven aaron wealth. Not as terrible as total of ninety four. I hit on only two players. I am very embarrassed by this showing. So it's been a while since i've won one of these things. I'm kind of questioning my process here at one dress in two thousand fifteen in two thousand sixteen and had just been shut out since then. So don't know if experience is actually improving the here or maybe it's just not improving me as much as everyone else. Or maybe it's all chance who knows but not feeling confident entering the stripped. I think that it is a tricky exercise. There is so much luck involved. I do think there is good drafting to be had but i do think a lot of it comes down to fluky stuff that we can't control and that was probably true in two thousand twenty more than any other year and so i applaud. Sam's drafting acumen. I will use my position as second-placed encourage you the third place finisher to let yourself off the hook van. Thank you yes. I was trying to make excuses in my own mind. You know i was pretty happy about my call stewart. Pick and feel good about that. It looked like he was in line for an orioles rotation spot could have really helped team and then he opted out of the season because he was in the high risk category type one diabetic and certainly can't blame him for not playing during the pandemic season. But that hurt me. But if not to make excuses because i think i did a pretty poor job on the whole regardless that might have made me look a little more respectable if he played out the season but on the whole. Just not a showing. And we've always gone back and forth on what the best approach to this draft is and what type of player do you want to pick and you can listen to episode fifteen ninety from this september. When seven i talked to justin hollander the mariners assistant. Em if you wanna get a sense of how teams tend to approach this. As just looking back the fifteen combined players we picked last year. Who did make the major so on the whole we hit on half of our picks collectively we picked thirty guys. Fifteen of them had some big league playing time. And twelve of those fifteen had previous service. Time so i mean that seems to be a pretty reliable way to go here is to pick players. Who have been in the big leagues before past performance past results. No.
"minor league" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"Supporters i make rally vandross and i enjoined does always by ben. Leuenberger's the ringer ben. How're you. I am relieved that we have reached the last episode of two thousand twenty. And the last day of tony yet. You may be hearing this in twenty twenty one different world. We are recording this on new year's eve and boy it's been a year. It's been difficult to do this podcast at times this year. But i think we're glad that we've done it and we hope that the listeners glad that we've done it. It was just tough to talk about baseball for a lot of this year. Both for reasons involving baseball and reasons not involving baseball at all. But somehow we managed to muddle our way through one hundred fifty plus episodes of this thing despite having less baseball than usual. And i think it was good. We talked about a lot of things that we probably should have talked about more before and along with the rest of the world. We were forced it encouraged to have conversations that maybe we hadn't had as often as we should have. An that was good for. The show was not always easy to talk about her. Easy to listen to but i think it was a good direction for the show to go in and i hope that people enjoyed what we did this year and hopefully we kept it light and silly and fun and frivolous times too because i know that we all needed that. I think that we all needed that. We all needed. You know it's just nice to know. I was gonna talk to someone route three times a week to week however many times a week was a year where conversation was relieved. Welcome and valuable even when it was uncomfortable as it was necessarily as you said at times. So yeah we just really appreciate everyone hanging out and sticking with us and i hope that you next year which is in twelve hours or whatever as we're recording this salt lake it magically turns over the clock strikes midnight wherever you are but hopefully we're in for year was a better health than more baseball. An everyone sort of renewing their efforts to take care of one another and we hope that we can be a background noises. Everybody does that so yeah we were just reading a pretty touching post interface group from a listener named joe who was reminiscing about a year ago when he was listening to the last minor league free agent draft while his wife was going through some serious health issues and fortunately she is okay but at the time he said it was somewhat comforting to listen to something just sort of silly and yet fo- serious as the menu free agent trafton. We heard from a lot of people this year. Who said similar things and know a lot of people found it more difficult to listen your probably both because baseball wiscon- for long stretches of the year and because we had no commutes sin it was just harder to find time to listen to podcasts. But for those of you who stuck with us or with us or are with us now we really appreciate it and it has been great to get your emails in your tweets in your comments and all of that just to know that we're not talking into the void here that people are listening and as you said it has been nice to be able to afford to talk to you or sam or whoever else. We're talking to fat this year because we all act a little structure even though we're all worked from home people anyway and so in a way we were prepared for this lifestyle and had to adapt less but it was still strange not to go outside much or see people much and so this was an even higher percentage of my social interaction than it is in a typical year. And so i appreciate it all the more shush happy new year to everyone listening and we hope that it actually is a happy new year and not just something we say so we are here to do another minor league free agent draft today. The time has come again. The eighth annual minor league free agent draft before we get to that just wanted to follow up briefly on the conversation. We had with less time about the hall of fame because creek calcaterra wrote something in his newsletter cup of coffee which is actually available to also. I will link to if you wanna check it out and craig sort of renounced the hall of fame or at least the part of the hall of fame that has plaques and gets to decide who the great baseball players are and craig is not the first to to take this stance there other people who have decided to stop voting for the hall of fame for various reasons. Jeff passan a few years ago. I think in his case it was largely about the lack of transparency in the ballots. Or maybe some of the moralizing and 'gate-keeping about pd's and all of that and other people have turned their backs on the hall of fame for other reasons joshi and because but seaway got in and he felt that sort of tarnished the placer or made the debates that we have about hall of fame worthiness sort of silly and craig decided to do this for somewhat similar reasons but really i think just. He didn't want to cede the authority to decide who the greats are to this institution. I think he hates the museum aspects of it and preserving the history and all but as he noted. We don't necessarily need the hall of fame or the baseball writers association of america to pass judgement on who the players are and who is not deserving. And also i think that as we do he finds the conversations that we have about the hall of fame increasingly sticky in. We got into this with jay west time. All of the.
Dodgers get pitcher in 3-way trade with Rays, Phillies
"In baseball. The Dodgers have acquired left handed pitcher Garrett Kleven juror from Philadelphia in a three way deal. Also involved was Tampa Bay Dodgers will send minor league infielder Dylan Paulson and a player to be named later or cash to Tampa Bay in the race. We'll send a left handed pitcher Jose Alvarado to Philly.
How MLB's Decision To Eliminate Dozens Of Minor League Teams Is Affecting Communities
"With with dozens dozens of of minor minor league league teams. teams. Those Those communities communities were were stunned stunned in in cities cities big big and and small. small. These These teams teams are are as as much much a a cultural cultural identity identity as as they they are are a a fun fun and and inexpensive inexpensive family family outing. outing. Dave Dave Mystics Mystics of of West West Virginia Virginia Public Public Broadcasting Broadcasting takes takes a a look look at at one one team team left stranded by the MLB reorganization. On most summer nights, Rod Blackstone can be found behind home plate at Appalachian Power Park in Charleston, West Virginia, riling up the crowd and tossing pieces of toast into the stands after the opposing team's batter, strike out. Since the early nineties. He's been coming to games and is known simply as the toast Man. Now, Charleston's team may be toast. MLB through the West Virginia power a curveball when it announced it was not one of the teams that would be part of the 120 team Minor league lineup next season. Three other squads from West Virginia were also thrown out. Of the 42 teams that will lose M O B affiliation 18 or in the Appalachian region. Blackstone a. K a. The toast man used to work in politics but now works for the power. He says the contraction is a disservice to communities like Charleston, which is hosted a minor league team for most seasons dating back to 1910. It's harder to swallow. And when you look at how there is now a large, gaping hole In this region of the country. That has been expelled from the major league minor league system. When Major League Baseball announced the reorganization, officials said one of the aims was to cut down on travel times between games and also ensure the facilities are up to date. Elster still hasn't sunk in for many people. Charleston's mayor Amy Goodwin, says catching games Appalachian Power Park has always been a go to for families. My kids grew up in that stadium. My kids know that that is something fun for them to Diogo. What? Whether you're a baseball fan or player or not, Goodwin says. The community has long rallied around the team in the ballpark, and vice versa. Not only the trolls have along Andre, really robust history of baseball, But this stadium and this place Great so much happiness. Local officials are still sorting out with the economic fallout will be Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau CEO Tim Brady says it's not just those who worked at the stadium who will be affected. It's the hotels were team stay and the restaurants and bars frequented by fans in the surrounding area. So one small change to a local economy like this, which is really a living organism effects. Much. Broader than just right there within the stadium, the team commission the Visitors bureau to conduct an economic impact study a year ago, it found the power brings in more than $3 million each year in Charleston, The ballpark wasn't built in a suburb or often, interstate. Ready, says it was designed to rejuvenate part of downtown. But in Charleston, a concerted effort was made to build the ballpark in the warehouse district to help spur development over there, and you've seen that you've seen bars and restaurants. And high rise apartment buildings spring up around the ballpark. While the owners of the West Virginia Power promised baseball will be back next season. It's unknown. What league will be a part of It's almost guaranteed, though not to be the attraction that has been at least not without a major league affiliate for NPR news. I'm Dave message.
Manny Ramirez, 48, Brings His Bat to the Sydney Blue Sox
"48 Year old 12 time Major League Baseball All star Manny Ramirez will play for the city blue socks. The Australian Baseball League with season set to begin on Thursday. Ramirez, who's been suspended twice for violating baseball's drug policy. Has played in the minor leagues, China and Japan since his major league last at bat for Tampa in
James McCann, New York Mets Reportedly Closing in on 4-Year, $40M Contract Agreement
"In on a deal with free agent catcher James McCann, he said to be worth around 40 million bucks over four years, the Mets gave lefty reliever Jerry Blevins a minor league contract, local college
Major League Baseball issues invites for minor-league affiliates; here are teams that didn't make cut
"Officially reducing its affiliated minor league teams from 160 to 120. Meaning each major league club now has four minor league teams. Most of them had five before with the elimination of one short season Rookie league team per major league club. Along with some significant restructuring the giant today's tripling of double a clubs remains same Sacramento in Richmond, Virginia, for the Giants, Vegas and Midland, Texas. For the A's. The giant's new high A affiliate is in Eugene, Oregon, replacing San Jose. While San Jose is now the low a replacing Augusta, Georgia. The A's new high
"minor league" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast
"Same in number three. We're going to dive into some minor league baseball conversation. This is a topic that i haven't seen a lot of traction out there of course because it's not at the front of everybody's mind i know there was something going on across the country within the past week or so that everybody sat a lot of attention on the news. People are covering it and even sports are involved. So they're stuff going on out there that has taken away from conversation that behind the scenes has continued to take place because here we are transitioning into the second week of november and looking at the calendar things are going to be twenty twenty one very quickly here and i say things meaning like calendar years of sports right so like basketball. They played through the new year but with the extension the bubble all of that. It's come out recently that they are going to come back and start december twenty second so they were start right before christmas going into next year hockey still having a conversation around what's going on and minor league baseball is having very similar conversations because if you guys have been listeners here for a few months now we discussed a lot of this before. This past season started during the corona virus. Shutdown in the break into what's happening but minor league baseball has basically been purchased or will now be owned by major league. Baseball is the simplistic way to put it. Because as of right now major league baseball doesn't operate minor league baseball like within the logistics. And all of that stuff. Well that is now changing. In thousand twenty hundred twenty one and the minor league baseball headquarters down in florida will be dispersing disbanding. They will no longer be an organization and essentially what has happened is direct of minor. League teams are now putting together a team or a committee to negotiate with major league baseball directly to figure out the new structure or the new plan because the disconnect from the minors to the majors in regards to quality of life and cost of living cost of payment wages. All of that stuff just continued to widen to where i think big picture. This is certainly a good thing for major league baseball. But let's get into some notes some news. I may jump around here a little bit. Because you know i was talking to some people and took notes throughout the conversations and tried to put them all together here in the one outlined so to speak to best communicate them to you guys out there but the long short of it is minor league baseball moving forward and this part is pretty much agreed on now. Of course they can't release it because all right let me just go here. So one hundred and twenty minor league teams will be the standard moving forward. There will be a low a team a high a team a double eighteen and a triple a. Team now thirty organizations four levels of minor league baseball one hundred and twenty minor league teams now. How many are there currently. It depends on if you're counting rookie baugh if your accounting spended extended spring training but on the sheer level just say rookie ball in mid a are two levels that will be cut cleanly from the minor league system now. What does this mean for the number of players and this is something that is part of the conversation and the exact answer isn't known but it looks like there will be about twenty five to thirty players on each level and in past history or past organizations. There were a limit as to the number of players. You could have at a certain level but they would sort of manipulate the data day in and day out to the point where yes twenty five people could be on the roster but twenty seven or twenty eight guys would travel with the team and then after a series or a game they. Would you know injured list sick list. Whatever it was they would get guys filtered in so i think major league baseball's kind of take taking a look at that on if they can just have a different level of or any anybody under thirty any number of people under thirty could be there because they're not going to and this is again through conversation none of this is concrete and none of this is one hundred percent reporting factual. It's just what i'm hearing through. The grapevine and through the rumors circuit is thirty players per team. So you're looking at one hundred twenty guys per organization for teams right but there may be an additional thirty. What they're going to call a complex team so essentially this spring training complex will be able to have an additional thirty guys to make up a team which gives you right around one hundred fifty players per organization for the minor leaks now. Quick math quick numbers you look at the yankees phillies say they have seven minor league affiliates currently at the very minimum each level twenty five guys per level time seven one hundred and seventy five and again you have injured lists. You have guys manipulating roster. So you're looking at probably just under two hundred guys per organization that will now be going down to right around one fifty whether it's one fifty five one forty five. Nobody really knows exactly where that number is going to fall. But we're gonna have four teams plus spring training complex team essentially and then thirty players per team so one hundred and fifty guys or four teams in an extended spring training. Those numbers are pretty much agreed to. Those numbers are pretty well set. So that's that's not where the continued conversation is being hat here over the next couple of weeks where the conversation is being had is who are those one hundred and twenty teams going to be because currently like i mentioned if they're six or seven. You're looking at thirty teams hundred eighty. Let's call it two hundred for even math current teams affiliated with major league baseball teams. So you're looking at fifty two. I don't know seventy five eighty again. If we're using round numbers of teams that are going to go from major league baseball affiliation to either out of business or connected to something completely different and they they determine the one hundred twenty teams until they figure out the economic plan for twenty twenty one moving forward because all of these teams have been run independently and ben governed by themselves in regards to ticket prices sizes travel in the team. You know whether it's airplane.
"minor league" Discussed on Death, Sex and Money
"Now you're not throwing baseballs in in a training mode right now When you think about throwing baseballs and and being out there on the pitcher's mound like. Do, you miss it. Oh. Yeah tons. Yeah I. It's it's been really hard especially because you know baseball started back up again like it's happening now and it's on TV, and so I've been watching some of the game and I'm watching a lot of my former teammates and some of my friends out there competing like yesterday. One of my longtime teammates made his Major League debut and you know I'm very happy for him. But at the same time like Tam like I wish I wish I was out there to like making my debut So I it's it's been. It's been very frustrating and I it's I'm definitely sad you know that to not be competing 'cause that's why I love to do. So at twenty eight. Have you looked back at yourself as a junior in college and thought? Have signed. that. contract. Yeah I mean it's A. Good Question I. Mean It's It's always been a dream of mine to play baseball I in the big leagues and so I don't really have any regrets I mean, it's been. It's been a really hard pass You know there's a lot of things that. Have Gone my way necessarily. But at the end of the day I don't regret playing baseball professionally I it's it's been. You know I'm. Very. Cliche and I really like cliche. But you know chasing your dream is something that I feel a lot of value in I mean I, you know I have I have the opportunity to go work. You know they'll get a quote unquote real job whenever I'm done. So I still can't play baseball I feel that you know. I should. That's Mitch check since I spoke with them. He's left. Colorado, and moved to Florida with his girlfriend. He's no longer getting that weekly stipend from the twins but he has started going back to the gym to get in shape for next season. That's sex money is a listener supported production of WNYC studios in New York. I'm usually based at the studios of the investigative podcast reveal in emoryville Calif... Annabel Bacon produced this episode. The rest of our team includes Katie. Bishop Happy Yellow Duke Emily Boutin Andrew Done special thanks to Garrett Rush House for his help. On this episode. The Reverend John Lure and Steve Lewis wrote our theme music. I'm on twitter at Anna's sale. The show is at death sex money on twitter facebook and Instagram, and if you're not already subscribed sign up for our weekly newsletter at death sex money, dot org slash newsletter. Thanks to Ronnie Cardinal in Hayward California who is a sustaining member of depth sex and money join Ronnie and support what we do here by going to death sex money dot org slash donate. The pandemic up ended a lot of Mitch's plans. But he says there's one way that his career has prepared him for a big setback like this baseball especially is a sport where failure is the norm rather than the exception like if you're a hitter and you're batting average is three hundred, you're getting hit thirty percent of the time, which means that seventy percent of the time you're getting out failing and so. In a three, hundred hitter is among the best hitters you know in baseball I mean, that's Like the benchmark for really really good bitter. And so Failure, is is something that happens every day you gotta you gotTa. Get used to it. You gotTa pick yourself back up and go get him the next day. Look out for the next episode in our game. Changer series, coming on Friday I'm ANA sale and this is death sex and money from WNYC NYC..
"minor league" Discussed on the memory palace
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"The ample time between the action in that most ambling American Games. To pass time in what was once truly America's pastime. Waxing poetic if you're into that, we're filling dead air if you're not. With the biography of some better speculating, say on whether the rookie just brought up to Boston was ever going to reach the heights predicted for him by some Scout, who I seen him at fourteen track down a long fly ball that got lost in the lights in the summer. Bugs at some ball fueled out by the water tower like he was made for it. You likely would've been told. He led the League in triples at pawtucket. Indus-. You would have been told wrong. It is spelled pawtucket. But it is pronounced pawtucket. The W is silent maybe in the. pawtucket perfect for freshening up any Nanto based dirty limerick. And the difference in pronunciation is a kind of Shibboleth. If the broadcaster often former player pronounces it right then you know. He passed through town on his way up. Or maybe grew up near there like me. Spend summer nights in the grandstands. Or in the box seats just a few rows down if your parents could spring for the extra couple of bucks to get a little closer to the field. Hotdogs and peanut shells, and hey, batter batter. Pitcher not ability at your all that. He probably cut a couple of holes in milk jug in the local tradition. Cut One for a string. In another to make a kind of door, so you could lower your jug down over the edge of the DUGOUT. Hoping player would reach into that jug to find a baseball and a pen. so He'd signed it and send it back up. You were fishing for autographs, hoping to real in a good one some future star take it home with a Souvenir Cup. Which always celebrated thirty three in a game that took place in that Stadium Nineteen eighty-one. The longest one in baseball's long history. Maybe you've heard of pawtucket for that. I worked there one summer the last before I left for college, the first one I had my own car. He rolled out the tarp during rain delays swept up a lot of popcorn. WHO's down spilled beer scooped ice cream into little plastic helmets, which sounds fun, but was murder on your wrists. One time on my way to work I was cutting through the players parking lot when one of the pitchers called out to me. He was leaning against the door of his truck. He started asking me questions about school. And when I was into whether had a girlfriend, the whole thing lasted a couple of minutes in at the end, he said something I don't quite remember, but in my head all these years later. It was some version of hold onto sixteen as long as you can. and. That's still holds up as far as advice goes. Spent most of the season concession stand on the first base side that faced the field. Angle to be there. The biggest stands in the main concourse downstairs were intense men by young adults who seem too old to be working there still, but who live for baseball season. And spent home stands hazing new kids and figuring out WHO's apartment. They were drinking at that night and talking trash and talking about plans for their lives that never seemed to reach beyond the city limits. It was all out for me at the time. And so I found my footing in the stand upstairs. You'd had its perks. You couldn't see the game, but you could hear it. which was great. Sometimes, there is a breeze. And he usually closed down around the seventh inning. which meant I got to leave early? which was the real selling point? Did have a girlfriend. Made Friends who had cars to? Who can meet me out after work? And I knew then as now that there are only so many summers. And I. Tell You this in poor went out for the pawtucket Red Sox. Not because it was the place that I worked one summer. But because it was one of those places, one worked in the summer. And there are other minor league teams. In cities I I knew because I heard some play by play. Guy mentioned them when I was a kid. I knew Toledo as the home of the mud hens Chattanooga is the home of the lookouts Durham as the home of the Bulls. In sometimes, those teams get bought. Get moved to cities with. More generous tax rebates. Looking to seize their place on the map to be a minor league city. The drew up the plans for the ballpark in Pawtucket, the nine hundred thirty S. It was the mayor's pet project. There was an old pond that had dried up when the factory boom at the turn of the previous century had rerouted pawtucket waterways. So it was just weeds in rocks and mud. The mayor McCoy pictured open fields for kids for people finishing their shifts the mills. In the center of it all would be, stadium. World. Class facility. With enough seating to lure professional football team to this thriving industrial town. Toast Championship boxing. It would be an architectural marvel. Who the largest lead roof, every built sure to be an internationally recognized symbol of this city on the rise. But they couldn't build in. AFTER YEARS OF EXCAVATION ROCK And landfilling. The found the former pond was still to pond like. The ground was too soft to support. The weight of their ambitions in the plan fell apart, but in new deal administrator pulled it off the scrappy and revise the plan. Wasn't quite as grand, but it employed hundreds of men for years. Masons and painters, teamsters, men who sanded wooden bleachers and bolted them into place. In a fixed to plaques to the wall. One identifying the stadium as works Progress Administration Project Thirty, eight thousand four hundred twenty three. In another, dedicating it to the memory of mayor Thomas, p McCoy. died before he could see completed. was dedicated in June of Nineteen forty-six. More than a decade after they first broke ground, there were brass bands. Ben Addictions from local clergy performances organized around a theme of International Cooperation so inspiring during that first postwar summer. There were contests and fuelled games for ten thousand kids. Though there weren't nearly enough seats in the new stadium for all of their parents to watch. Instead of some twenty thousand. It seemed about five. It's smaller roof was architecture landmark. But it could keep the modest crowd in shade. McCoy stadium was grand enough to host the world, heavyweight championship or an NFL team. That was something to be proud of. On a summer evening in peacetime. Trying to spot your kid on a field flanked by factories. Not knowing that those factories would be shuttered before most of those kids grew up for the textile industry would move to the American south and a couple of decades. Overseas after that. But it was big enough for baseball. I for the PUCK. Slater's named after the industrial spy turned industry giant, who I put the town on the map, and since nineteen sixty six, the pawtucket red sox. Which kept it there? Engage generations of people in the fourth largest town in the small state in the Union, the point of pride. Hometown whose name meant something? Give them a place to work or place to sit after work. The hot dog and a beer. Ice. Cream scooped into plastic helmet. While the kid went fishing for autographs. And so today we remember the pawtucket Red Sox. Soon to be the worst red sox. In! Remember that there are.
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"Is this Jeff Passan or is it jet passing? This is Jeff, Passan but Jeff Passan may actually have been right except like a week or so early. Maybe Jeff. Passan isn't. MLB INSIDER FOR ESPN jet passing. Is someone on social media pretending to be jeff who incorrectly tweeted last week that the league in players had reached an agreement. Jet Passan actually deemed me to apologize. That's actually really nice. It was. He's a he or she don't know. Let's not not all trolls don't know who who Jeff Passan's but jet said it was intended for my friends and I didn't realize ten thousand likes later. The as many people were going to see it. So, Jeff talks between the Union and the League of heated up as the clock is ticking down, there's been a lot of back and forth with you, reporting that the owners are preparing a new offer, but let's back up to last week when they before their last offer, which had huge pay cuts for the stars. The players soundly rejected it then on Sunday night. Mlb Pa submitted a counter proposal to the league. What did they ask for? In that deal was really the opposite of what the owners had proposed earlier in the week, MLB had proposed an eighty two game schedule with significant pay cuts that were on a gradient and grew larger for the players who are making more money. This was a total nonstarter for the players who have been sticking with this notion of having pro-rated salaries paid in full, so the players on Sunday came back with not just full pro rated salaries, but over one hundred fourteen games in a season that would run all the way through the end of October so that there would be a postseason in November which we have never seen before. It was. Not Quite as radical as the owners proposal was to the players, because it included things like potential deferrals and a little tiny, give back, and saying hey will have expanded playoffs through two thousand, twenty, one as well, but this was never going to be the type of proposal that the owners would consider. Let alone except. So, what are the owners counteroffer? Well, the owners having countered yet, but what they've done is they've discussed the possibility of going back into this March twenty sixth agreement that they have with the players and utilizing some of the language in there really as a Cudgel, this language essentially gives rob Manfred the commissioner, the right to make the schedule for the two thousand twenty season. Now it's after good faith discussion with the players, but it says that a schedule can be made, and it has to include economic feasibility it has include a health and safety. It has to really include all of. Of these different things that could make it viable in major league baseball's mind, the most viable way to pay players a full prorated salary that they desire is to do so over a schedule of about fifty games. Give or take a few, and that doesn't seem like a lot because it's not, but it's also the thing that is going to leverage these discussions in one of two ways Meena. It's either going to get baseball back on the field in two thousand twenty, or it's going to get baseball on a courtroom arguing over legal ease in over the enforceability of these provisions. So one hand they said all right. We'll go back to the pro rated salaries that you guys have been clamoring for that. You claimed we all agreed to back in March, but on the other hand we might end up playing significantly fewer games correct and the reason for that according to the owners. Is that every game that they play this year? They are going to lose money now. This is a contention with which the MLB Players Association vehemently disagrees, and it has been seeking out documentation to support this idea whether it's television contracts, sponsorship agreements projections internally from clubs on what their revenues would look like as well as what they would. Would have to pay out both to players to employees and two others. They're looking essentially Meena for receipts, and the League has yet to provide that sort of information, because well, that sort of information for a long time has been privileged and I think there are some teams that are afraid that if they give up too much information, it's going to give too much leverage to the players in the future to understand how the finances work exactly, and you know if you're a team. That's looking to make as much money as you can. You don't want the people who can take the most money from you knowing exactly what your hand
"minor league" Discussed on Coronavirus + Sports
"Let's go back to November of two thousand nineteen. Mlb and Minor League baseball remained in a stance as they were on a new professional baseball agreement. Replacing the one set to expire at the end of this year then came a proposal. One that would drastically change the landscape of Minor League Baseball thus cutting the major league affiliations of forty two teams in the lower levels of the minors mostly short season and rookie ball teams. Here's MLB commissioner. Rob Manfred arguing. The strain minor league creates on the players. Inadequate showers tiny locker rooms. No place for players to eat no place for players to work out travel. That is not acceptable for professional players. Bus Rides long six eight ten hours and trust me in a lot of cases. It's not on a luxury cruise liner. It's on a school bus. We think are Minor League. Players need to be paid better. You want to maintain the status while we can maintain the status quo. But we'RE GONNA maintain it with one hundred and twenty franchises. That are functional. You don't have a one hundred sixty functional franchise but as Minor League Baseball look to find its feet and remained defiant against this proposal then came cove in nineteen bringing a totally new type of storm as ice latest cover story written by Robert Sanchez deals with exactly this. We talked to senior editor Jason Shorts. Who Work with Robert on the piece to tell us more about joining us. Now is senior editor Jason Schwartz Jason. Thank you so much for joining us. Louis could be her Jason Fascinating insightful. Piece from Robert Sanchez. Which you can now read. Sl DOT COM. Let's let's paint a picture. I to our listeners who may not be familiar with the world of Minor League Baseball pandemic aside. How do these clubs exist and what is their affiliation to Melby right so there are one hundred sixty minor league baseball clubs Across the country are affiliated with Major League clubs. You know you get your AAA AA single a rookie league in sort of alphabet soup down there all sorts of SINGLE-A clubs but the idea is this is where tomorrows mobile be players trained today. I'M COMING THROUGH THE SYSTEM. Get Ready For the big leagues. What are some of the attendance numbers in a minor league game so it really varies But by and large they've been pretty good lately. We've seen over the years. Minor League baseball turned into really a sustainable business last year. Was I believe the fifteenth consecutive year with more than forty million fans and there were forty one and a half million which was up million from the year before. So we've really seen that minor league clubs. In addition to featuring baseball prospects have really developed a business model based on in game entertainment. Heaven you know crazy promotions and races and all you know all this other stuff going on around the game to get fans in the door and it's been very successful absolutely soccer. Being my first sport I always connected to lower league. Soccer in many ways specifically from the hyper local perspective and given the hyper local attraction how important is minor league baseball to communities around the country. Would you say we've seen teams in all sorts of places Become big parts of their community. And that's one of charming things about Minor League Baseball. Is You've got minor league teams relatively big cities like Charlotte North Carolina Sacramento California. And also you know towns across across this great land the prairies Etcetera Etcetera In small towns where you know maybe a thousand people go to a game. But it's you know a big part of what goes on locally in the summer let's focus on the pandemic and how the miners have been affected due to. Albee's cost cutting plans as the piece obviously talks about what were the first piece of news that impacted the miners as Cova nineteen. Hit right so right now. The the minor leagues are really getting hit with a one two punch so before even the pandemic Existed Major League. Baseball was trying to renegotiate the status of its agreement with a minor league baseball. There's this thing called the professional baseball agreement that basically governs allies hundred. Sixty affiliates basically relate to the major league baseball clubs that That provide their players. It was time to renegotiate it. Major League Baseball had proposed a plan that reportedly can lead to the limitation of some forty two affiliations. Which probably mean elimination for a two clubs? It'll be tough to stay in business without those affiliations and all sorts of other matters. Boil DOWN TO SAVING Major League Baseball. Some money they say making it easier to develop prospects in more modern away and ultimately give much greater control over the minor league system retried now sorber crazy quilt patchwork of local ownership etc etc teams. Make these deals to be affiliated with clubs in different cities in. Mlb released when something much more top down that that was part one participant endemic which is blown apart business model for for reasons. You Can Imagine. Wow so you know even before the pandemic In a way minor league I if it was a box those already going kind of down and then suddenly Cova nineteen head and it's in its knees. I imagine. Yeah it's sort of soon. Nami on top of earthquake But Yeah I mean so major league baseball we know. Obviously attendance provides a lot of revenue. But it's really the TV deals that are really what drives a lot across professional major professional sports NBA MLB NFL. Whatever Minor League Baseball obviously those? Tv deals don't exist so teams are totally dependent on gate on attendance to make a revenue if you can't have fans in the seats that's just devastating. Your Business Model right as you read the piece you know I it. It's full of information based on a survey which indicated some real eye winding statistics. What are some of the most revealing numbers? Would you say Rob Sanchez writer? Who wrote this piece have been talking about? How can we capture? What Minor League? Baseball is going through right now. Because just common sense tells you you look at the landscape and go boy you know. Some of these teams are going to be in trouble It'll be real surprising if everyone makes it through so we were wondering how they might be affected so we sent a survey out to all one hundred sixty affiliated minor league clubs and ask them a few different questions not too many. 'cause we went to get responses but one of them was on a scale of one to ten. Please tell us how you think revenue lost this year will affect your ability to operate next year and in the future. Both for your club and for other clubs. You know the old sort of like how will you do? How will your neighbors do And answers we got back. We're pretty startling. Twenty four hundred sixty eight teams that replied which were pretty happy with that response. Rate Gang Sixty eight team so little more than a third told us on a scale one to ten. They're above a seven concerned about their ability to continue operating next year. So that's pretty. High level. Twelve clubs gave us a ten out of ten. That worried about their concerns. Twelve out sixty eight clubs that replied and it wasn't just the lower level once I was to AAA clubs thirteen. Aa Ones and that's especially startling. Double as the level where a lot of the prime prospects are really developed in you. Sort of think. Those franchises being established in a lot of cases And when we asked about other teams numbers were even more startling. Twenty six of the sixty eight teams told us that they're concerned. Level for other teams around them was a ten out of ten. Seventy about three quarters of the teams tell us it was above seven out of ten so the broad takeaway was everyone's worried about teams going out of business. Some clubs are worried about themselves. Going out of business. But everyone's worried about other clubs go now business as well another two big things. We took away from. Our survey was more than half. The teams told us that they had already furloughed or laid off staffers. That was in late April so wouldn't be unreasonable to think that those numbers are even higher now And we saw that fifty five of the sixty eight teams it replied. So that's eighty one percent which is pretty startling. High number had applied for and received P P loans as part of the bailout efforts. Robert did follow up interviews with several of the teams that replied and the thing we heard. Is You know these loans were getting from the government you know. They're nice though bias. A few weeks bias on you know eight weeks may be that if we don't start to get revenue coming in get people in the doors. It's GONNA be a big trouble for us. We'll return after the short messages. This is Jon. Wertheim if you like this show and our sports illustrated podcast. There's another show. We think you should check out. It's called against the rules against the rules. Bestselling author and journalists. Michael Lewis's searing could fairness in every aspect of American Life. Financial Markets Newsrooms sports arenas courts of law and more in season. Two now in full swing. He examined the role of coaches in society. It wasn't that long ago that we only had coaches and sports. Now they're everywhere. There are life coaches and death coaches. You can hire a code to improve your executive skills your online dating performance. Even your charisma but coaching has also become an odd source of unfairness. 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"minor league" Discussed on Only A Game
"League Park in Nineteen Ninety Major League. Baseball owners looked at minor league baseball and said wait a second. Why are we putting so much of the bill? If they're having success and the two sides almost walked away from each other it got bad enough there every December. There's a winter meetings where everyone in baseball professional gets together and that year they actually went to their separate cities. They didn't they couldn't even get together. Cooler heads prevailed and a deal was reached and that kind of led to. I would say almost thirty years of detente. It really hasn't been a contentious argument until we get to here in twenty four all right so let's set the scene for what happened ball on the one hand. Minor League teams had a pretty good two thousand eighteen season. Attendance was up spirits. Were High Right. Yes absolutely on the other hand. Federal Appeals Court allowed. A class action lawsuit that alleges that Minor League players are being paid less than minimum wage. And this could cost Major League baseball quite a lot of money right. Oh absolutely and there's in essence a minor league player right now has to show up in February or early March. They may get paid from June to September even though they're required to be there from February to maybe October major league. Baseball is facing some potential for You Know Court liability there and major league. Baseball has already come out and said for next year that they are raising salaries For Minor League players. They have said one of the reasons that they want to cut. The number of teams is the idea that would allow them to pay those remaining players more than they do under the current system and that leads to the proposal. Mlb made in October in a nutshell. What would that proposal to Major League? Baseball proposal was going to go from one hundred and sixty to one hundred twenty. That means that every major league teen would have four ticket buying clubs low a high a AA AAA as you might imagine the the reception from Minor League Baseball upon hearing the proposal to cut one fourth of their membership was we are strongly vehemently an utterly opposed to such a plan so both sides met at these winter meetings to talk about this. Describe that scene for me. I've been going to winter meetings for close to twenty years and I would describe it as probably the frostiest winter meetings that I've ever been a part of and to be honest at the winter meetings. There wasn't a whole lot of progress. Made what Minor League Baseball realized after. That was the the best hope of winning. This negotiation was to win the battle of public opinion and win the battle of political pressure. And so there was a pretty intensive lobbying campaign afterward where you saw. Us representatives from all around the country mayors governors all kind of trying to turn up the temperature put pressure on major league baseball to back away from this one twenty point then everything changed right right so then of course. The Corona virus forced teams to send players home from spring. Training Opening Day was postponed and even if Major League baseball returns without fans in the stands. Minor League teams likely won't so what does that leave these minor league clubs for revenue almost nothing. They'd had a normal off season. They had staffed up to be ready for what they thought was going to be a very successful season. They had bought all their allow their merchandise and all that they're going to sell this year and then right before the season starts where in the off season. You don't make almost anything. I mean the the minor league teams make their money. When people walk through the gates. They bought a ticket. They're gonNA buy a hat. They're going to buy a beer. They're going to buy a hotdog. All of that money just was turned off right before it started. So how did that change this conversation? It dramatically up ended it. I would say we went from having public pressure and political being. Mlb's strongest weapon in this negotiation and on both ends. The air almost immediately went out of the balloon. I there are bigger things going on in the country right now obviously not to diminish this. But they're just are and on top of that minor. League baseball is a sales driven. Business will not having that schedule not having that certainty when someone says to you. Are you really going to be here next year? That adds more difficulty and really adds more epidermis on the minor league side to get to a deal where there is no similar time pressure for Major League Baseball and now it looks like Mlb is going to get what it wants right. I mean there is no deal yet but there seems to now be much more of an acceptance on the minor league side that it is going to be a hundred twenty full season affiliated clubs but MLB is publicly professing to ensure that these cities that currently have affiliate baseball have baseball whether it's going to be an independent professional league or whether it's the Summer Wood Bat League where college players where they come to play in the summer so baseball can survive if you have a stadium and you have an operator who knows what they're doing. A lot of these cities baseball will survive. I don't want discount though. You are GonNa lose something because Vladimir Guerrero Juniors now playing for Toronto but it wasn't that many years ago that he was playing the Appalachian League and so any way around that league of of really small towns. You had the chance to see a guy who's going to be one of the biggest stars in baseball. That part's going to be taken away. And there is something that I- romanticize about that because it's formative of my baseball fandom so when Ted torn out. Gm of the Clinton Lumber kings tells the Des Moines Register that MLB is using the Cova nineteen crisis to force. These changes through. Is He right is he? Overstating it the way I've had to put to me is if you were trying to design a way to ensure that this plan went through. You couldn't do something much more effective than what the corona virus has done this happened. We're talking last October. It may be something like no. I'M GONNA fight to the last degree to save my team being affiliate baseball. Well if that owner gets to June of this year and they're looking at their balance sheet and there's a plan in this where they continue to have baseball going forward in an economically sustainable way and potentially there's compensation which may help to be honest. Pay Some of the sponsors and all that you aren't you owe money right now. That may sound a whole a whole lot. Different now because we've gone through an almost unimaginable circumstance..
"minor league" Discussed on GSMC Sports Podcast
"So one of my favorite things in sports is minor league for motions. Now if you don't know any of the controversy going on with minorly minor league system in general So there there is a movement going on with the MLB where they could cut ties with a bunch of minor league teams to kind of save money so minor leaguers can get their base pay. Raise a little bit and stuff like that and they're gonNA cut teams based on attendance base on facilities based on a lot of different factors. I mean these put out a list of all the teams that could get cut if things don't change or if whatever the league congress's it and I really don't like this. I mean none the teams that I enjoy are going to get affected by this by this new thing but I know a lot of teams that we're kind of in the mill nowhere and the people in that region. The only thing they have is a myrlie baseball team. So for instance I live in Greenville South Carolina. I MEAN WE HAVE ATLANTA TWO HOURS DOWN GET CHARLOTTE. Two hours up so pro. Professional sports never will come to the state of South Carolina. Because you have Atlanta right there. You Got Charlotte there. There's no reason to really build in South Carolina because we're close enough to two different mar to other markets. So we're not going to get a professional team. So we kind of lean on minor league. Baseball teams or mayerling teams and gentleman. We have three minor league hockey teams in the state. We five Marley baseball teams. I believe So we kind of lean on minor league teams and college teams of course because the South so minor league baseball teams are very important especially for smaller communities. I mean it gives them an identity the same identity that Atlanta has with the braves or same identity that Saint Louis has with any of their teams even with the Bowel Hawks. With of the xfl there there is a sense of identity. There and mayerling. Baseball brings that sense of identity to a much smaller scale. Level and taking away teams will be travesty. But my favorite thing about Minor League Baseball is the insane. Promotions Marketing Promotions. That they try to get people to come to games and I found one. That was fantastic so recently. The Pensacola Blue Wa. Who's will they announced that they will have a legalize Marinara night. And you heard me correctly. I said Marinara not not. I don't know what else do you think So this will be on April twentieth. Twenty twenty so if you don't know April twentieth is a very special date to some to a very specific demographic of the country who enjoys a certain certain hobby that may or may not be legal in your state depending on where you live. And they're kind of making fun of it with legalize Marinara night. Which is legalized Marinara night? It will be a pasta thing night. They will have pasta in the concession stands. They'll let people. I think there is a make your own pasta. Stand or something like that. There wasn't really that much information. I'm just kind of reiterating what I've heard on radio stations up but I couldn't find any actual like ridden information about the night but that's fantastic so that got me to thinking. What are the best myrlie promotions that I could find and there's not really a comprehensive list but I found this one top ten from two thousand sixteen so I thought I read through it might as well? So we'll start with the lake county captains. They had a good grief night. What's the good grief? Night is a Charlie Brown theme night. So this is an Indian class. A affiliate they wore Charlie Brown. Sal Jerseys which is basically just the Charlie Brown Shirt Baseball Jersey. They won so kind of the bad. The downside of it is they won. Charlie Brown will never win. We doing number nine. Staten Island Yankees. They had a pan then a path and venditti bowel bobble arms so they had a bobblehead. The head didn't bobble arms. Did I'm just looking at it. It's it's so. It's a dual bobble armed. Both arms have baseball in Bobble is Funny Charlotte Knights. They had space jam nine. Everybody loves space jam. They had Mugs Muggsy bogues there to celebrate the film so Yeah Charlotte. They had a goal space. Jam night the altoona curve had a jar Jar binks jerseys which they had Jersey that literally had George Harp pinks face on it which star wars nine is always a promotion for minor league baseball teams. Because a Lotta people. I don't know if you know this lot. People like Star Wars even with doesn't matter how you feel about the new movies or not people like star wars no matter what so Star Wars Knights are always big because people like dressing up and doing that stuff. It's a lot of fun but they had jerseys. That had George binks face on it which depending on who you are you not like that but they. It's just a funny looking dirty. Please look it up then. Portland Sea dogs. Ate a field of dreams game. They dont throwback 1926 Portland Eskimo Jerseys. Which by the way Portland. Eskimos is a fantastic name. A players enter the field from a makeshift cornfield. That's pretty awesome. They lost the game but it did go to fifteen innings which is a great length frey game devoted to field of dreams which that reminds me that there is there actually are going to be playing a game at the actual field of dreams in Iowa this season. It's going to happen long July or something like that I mean. They tried their best. They made their own Cornfield for people to run out of. I go rough. Riders had an eight bit in arcade night. So they They had arcade machines all over the concourse for people to play. And the team took the field in Gameboy jerseys which these are actually pretty nice. Jerseys I would love to have one of these. These are actually pretty dope so yeah that that's a cool night. Game nights are always pretty big. The Stockton ports had asparagus. Spare US night. Usually we talk about food in the minor leagues. We're talking about things like pancake wrapped around a hotdog. That's deep fried and Taba cheeseburger but Stockton's just home to the class a affiliate of the as it's also a major hub for asparagus growth in the United States. So they had. They had the annual asparagus festival so they had a night and they had jerseys with asparagus on them and it looks so cheap but so great at the same time the Brooklyn cyclones. They headed to salute to Seinfeld night. Where they had. They had a second spinner bobblehead. Which if you don't know what the episode is is the second spinner. Look it up. Can't really describe it very well to you. But that's pretty great. Love and Seinfeld related night the California Carolina League all-star Break Midway Classic. They played on a hey. They had a Homerun Derby on an aircraft carrier which is just great players. Were knocking home. Runs into the actual ocean. And Yeah. That's just a cool thing to do just to have it on a battleship and stuff like that the Fresno Grizzlies had Taco truck throwed out. Which is an annual event where the Fresno Grizzlies every year? They do this they become the Fresno Tacos or something that they unveil new poncho inspire Taco caps and a whole other line of foods and they have like Taco themed juries and stuff like that and it's pretty great so those are the top ten from twenty sixteen. I couldn't find I couldn't really find in a more recent one for some reason. Minor League baseball is fantastic. The promotions are great. Everything about it is fantastic. If you have a local minor league baseball team please go to it. Because they deserve everything especially if they have great nights like that. I know in my notes. I also have the Jacksonville Jumbo shrimp which crate name. They had of Charles Bobblehead night say honored the Ford of the former Florida School for the deaf blind student. And they also had a fanny pack. Giveaway that's GonNa be this year in September so if you're going to Jacksonville Jumbo shrimp game could that fanny? Pack in September Charles Bobblehead The Chicago dogs will have a Mike Ditka bobblehead night where Mike Ditka will actually manage the team on opening night which is a great that is also a great promotion right there so minor league baseball male of it. Eleven a lot a lot lot a lot of a lot. I don't know how to say it anymore but it is great but when we return it's time for second edition of Bracket Mania. We'll be talking about Disney films. Sixteen Disney films and we're going to narrow it down to one the only Disney movie. You will ever have to watch ever again so when we come back.
"minor league" Discussed on The Lead with Jake Tapper
"A minor league baseball team is now apologizing to congresswoman Alexandria Causey of Cortez after the Fresno, grizzlies airmen Memorial Day video at the game yesterday in which the congresswoman is depicted among, quote, enemies of freedom. CNN Sunland Safadi is joining me now from Capitol Hill. What can you tell us about this video Sunland have very this, a video that was shown at the Fresno, grizzlies games in between there doubleheader games on Monday evening? The whole video is about three minutes long in it's pretty much a classic Memorial Day video that you would likely see it any baseball park plane a Memorial Day. But there is certainly a very controversial part this video. The video featured patriotic images over the words of a speech by former president Ronald Reagan, and specifically when he was in his speech talking about enemies of freedom. It showed the congresswoman's pitcher congresswoman Cossio Cortez's pitcher alongside Fidel Castro. Oh, came Jong own and others cures..
"minor league" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"Yeah you just don't look back well i mean especially now after this past off season kinda got their own problem worry about but i think to be honest i think the minor league grind is almost like a badge of honor it's like okay like this like even you know even being in majorly after sheer like guys acknowledge it like it's not like guys in the big leagues forget how brutal the minor league is can be sometimes but how many granted out just get here kinda just get your it'll be better yeah but i think it's more of a badge of honor everyone had to go through it to get there you know whether you sign for a big bonus or not you're still making very little on a on a monthly basis so it's i think it's more seen as a badge of honor to guys that actually made it through and got to the big league level and i mean what it's not it's not like once you get to that level i just feel like i mean the the consensus is probably well it's not really your problem and it's not so they they got out there there they got their own things to worry about and i mean there's no fault to them for not doing awareness 'cause they're not in it anymore it's not it's not necessarily their problem ken rosenthal tweeted an article today that was quoting some major league players anonymously who were i guess some supportive of of union leadership tony clark but also some less supportive of of tony clarkin there is the perspective that he put out there that a lot of people think that tony clark should get some more legal support now i don't know exactly what you want to do with a lot agree down the road graduating and coming back to work in baseball on the labor side but try to fight for the rights of the players that your teammates with renting exactly where i wanted to go my ultimate goal would to work for the players union at some point that's pretty much exactly where like to go in camp this year talking with council manager it was the player for the union he and i had very interesting conversation.