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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 8:49 pm 
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Speaking of the Astros, they just confirmed that Robbie Grossman is their CF of the (immediate) future.



And he just got sent down to Oklahoma City this week.


Yeah.

He'll get a second chance soon.

The AAAstros aren't deep enough to bury him and for having played <20 games at the AAA level and being forced to learn by trial by fire, a .553 OPS and 16/31 BB/K ratio isn't a total disaster for the 23 year old.

With some regular AAA PT he should be able to get comfortable, his contact & SB rates up and become a solid MLer.

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The Cards lost last night and the game got over at 3:14 in the morning! A rain delay in the 9th inning caused the late night. The Giants got to St. Louis and have a big series this weekend. Let's hope the Cards suffer from fatigue!

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Astros not playing by the rule book: sweeping the Angels and possessing the longest current winning streak in the majors....


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Wonder if the Dodgers and Angels might consider a Mattingly for Scoscia swap?

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Wow Yasiel Puig looks like a future star for the dodgers.

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Indians 'closer' Chris Perez is being investigated for apparently receiving a shipment of marijuana at his home.

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How well do you know the rules of baseball?

I'm not even going to attempt the quiz because I fully admit that I don't care, but this was interesting, and it did explain my experience at a recent MiLB game....

http://espn.go.com/sportsnation/quiz/_/ ... -mlb-rules

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Luckily, though, we did find 32 courageous folks who were willing. Some of them wondered afterward why they'd ever gotten themselves into this mess. But when the results were in, here was the verdict:

• We had 20 of the most astute players in the game take the quiz. Their average score: 5.5 out of 10.

• Four coaches and one manager (John Farrell of the Red Sox) joined the fun. They averaged 6.6 out of 10. Farrell represented America's managers in exemplary fashion. He got nine out of 10.

• And seven of us media know-it-alls tried our luck -- six ESPN baseball "geniuses," plus Twins broadcaster (and longtime former player) Dan Gladden. You'll be shocked to learn our average score was a spectacular 4.4. Then again, we were dragged down a little by our otherwise-all-knowing friend, Aaron Boone, who somehow got one out of 10. (Full disclosure: I took this thing, too – and put a "6" on the old scoreboard. I'll take it.)

Marazzi told us he considered six out of 10 to be a "passing" grade. By that measure, only 13 of the 32 participants passed -- eight players, two coaches, our designated manager and two media "geniuses" (including this author, he slipped in there nonchalantly).


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Number of correct answers on our 10-question quiz:

Players

Brad Ziegler (D-backs), 10
David Ross (Red Sox), 9
J.J. Putz (D-backs), 8
Andrew Bailey (Red Sox), 8
Justin Morneau (Twins), 7
J.J. Hardy (Orioles), 7
Evan Longoria (Rays), 6
Daniel Hudson (D-backs), 6
Glen Perkins (Twins), 5
Chad Durbin, 5
Jayson Werth (Nationals), 5
Adam Dunn (White Sox), 4
Jimmy Rollins (Phillies), 4
Greg Burke (Mets), 4
Jeremy Guthrie (Royals), 4
Elliot Johnson (Royals), 4
Skip Schumaker (Dodgers), 4
Josh Collmenter (D-backs), 4
Michael Young (Phillies), 3
Sam Fuld (Rays), 3


Manager/coaches

John Farrell (Red Sox), 9
Bob Geren (Mets), 8
Terry Steinbach (Twins), 6
Tom Foley (Rays), 5
Derek Shelton (Rays), 5


Media

Dave Schoenfield (ESPN.com), 7
Jayson Stark (ESPN.com), 6
Tim Kurkjian (ESPN), 5
Doug Glanville (ESPN), 5
Dan Gladden (Twins), 4
Jerry Crasnick (ESPN.com), 3
Aaron Boone (ESPN), 1


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Just as the Bucs are getting started in Seattle the As just put up four in the fourth against Bailey. Oakland up 4-0 (our old friend Brandon Moss doubled in the first run).

C'mon Oakland put these bastards down.


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This is why you stockpile arms.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/blog/bal-dylan-bundy-to-undergo-tommy-john-surgery-thursday-morning-20130626,0,5197794.story

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Geez, didn't waste much time getting him ready to go under the knife after the setback. Wonder how close he was to getting it when he initially went down.

Don't know how much you can blame the Orioles there. He got a lot of publicity for throwing 280 pitches in a weekend while in HS so was likely damaged goods when they took him. He's young at least.

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The Carlos Marmol era in Chicago has finally come to the end. You started to think that it was simply never going to happen.


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Also Cubs-related, Starlin Castro has a .582 OPS this season.


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I know,,,,crazy in Chitown.... :D :D


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Not to diminish the great information that's been posted in this thread recently, but guys......

John McDonald just got DFA'd by the Indians.

Should we pick him up?!?!?!

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Houston's top pitching prospect Jarred Cosart had a no-hitter going into the seventh in his big league debut. Broken up by a Ben Zobrist single.


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Houston's top pitching prospect Jarred Cosart had a no-hitter going into the seventh in his big league debut. Broken up by a Ben Zobrist single.


His line after 7: 81 PC, 2 K, 1 H
After 8: 91 PC, 2 K, 2 H

Despite reports of 'control problems' (high BB rates), it looked like he could be something as he was posting a sub-4.00 ERA (3.29) in the PCL. He was also sporting a 9 K/9 rate.

The really funny thing is that according to reports the 'Stros made the decision to send him back down after this start already.

Wonder if they're reconsidering now? :D

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Jose Veras came extremely close to blowing it for Cosart. Allowed a run after a lead-off walk and two hits put runners on the corners for Tampa before Longoria worked a long count but K'ed looking.


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Cosart finished with more BBI's (3) than K's (2)!

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Houston's top pitching prospect Jarred Cosart had a no-hitter going into the seventh in his big league debut. Broken up by a Ben Zobrist single.


I was at this game last night. Cosart had a great debut and the fans in St. Pete (ESPN seems to believe that the Rays play in Tampa) gave him a nice ovation for his effort. David Price had an impressive outing in a complete game loss where 70 of his 87 pitches were strikes.

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I was at this game last night. Cosart had a great debut and the fans in St. Pete (ESPN seems to believe that the Rays play in Tampa) gave him a nice ovation for his effort. David Price had an impressive outing in a complete game loss where 70 of his 87 pitches were strikes.


My grandparents used to live in St. Pete 7-8 years ago. Spent a week there in the Summer for about five consecutive years. I wish I could think of what part of town they lived in ... all I can remember is that their road dead-ended into a busy street and there was a (rather bleak) shopping mall and movie theater across from it. Fairly short drive to the beaches of Madeira, Indian Rocks, etc. If by chance you know where this might be let me know because it is now really bugging me.

Anyway, went to one game at Tropicana. Despite the exterior of the dome being a eyesore when driving, I really enjoyed the stadium. This was of course when the Rays were still terrible so extremely cheap tickets were easily gad. Would love to go back now.


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