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Chris Tillman will be scratched from Sundays start. Dealing w muscle issue in abdomen. Gonzalez will start.
Tillman said soreness on left side but not his oblique. Expects to pitch in few days. Markakis downplayed MRI. Said neck better today.
Markakis said doctors have told him they don't think neck stiffness is anything serious, so he's not worried. #orioles
Mentioned this as a discussion point a couple weeks ago, seems like a good time to re-ask... is gausman:mussina, bundy:mcdonald? (In terms of hype, potential and reality)
edit: to clarify, i am not trying to suggest that Bundy will be a bust.
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This seems incredibly early and unfair. If Gausman is Mussina I'd be ecstatic. If Bundy was McDonald I'd be disappointed. No reason to start boxing in our expectations for either when neither is close to establishing themselves. That way, if Gausman ISN'T Mussina you won't be disappointed, and if Bundy struggles for a year or two you won't immediately find yourself writing him off as another bust (though I am sure many fans with little patience would)
I've always been thinking Bundy = Lincecum and Gausman = Cain in terms of reliability/stuff.
But the McDonald/Mussina thing may actually make more sense.
In terms of hype it's definitely Bundy/McDonald and Gausman/Mussina. Bundy/McDonald were both top prospects whereas Gausman/Mussina are/were around 20.
It's terms of actual skills I don't think any of them are that identical. Bundy is almost a combination of McDonald and Mussina in that he has all the physical tools but he's also suppose to be advanced in knowing the finer aspects of pitching. Gausman's arsenal (fastball/changeup) is different from the other three who all had/have good breaking balls.
I always wonder which of the two types of careers I would prefer out of a player, 4-5 years of pure dominance and 2 Cys before falling off a cliff (though its certainly very possible that Lincecum will bounce back) or a decade+ of being very, very good, but never quite truly elite (I assume Cain will sustain this level of play for at least a few more years). I would definitely take either of those careers for either of our guys, obviously
Five outs from international indignity. Just five outs stood between the United States, a team loaded with $141 million worth of players, losing to Canada, a team that had shut down the upper-tax-bracket stars with four pitchers with the combined career Major League win total of ... one. Only five more outs, and Team USA would be relegated to a last-place finish in Pool D of the World Baseball Classic, an embarrassment that would force the Americans to win a qualifying tournament in 2016 just to gain admission to the next WBC, along such baseball superpowers as Israel, France, Great Britain and Thailand.
And then one man saved America. Saved the tournament, at least on this soil. Saved Bud Selig from a miserable next 10 days. Saved Marlins Park, site of the second round, from thousands of empty seats.
It was the same man who first came to mind of Team USA manager Joe Torre two days earlier when he was asked which player, after being around this group for almost a week, most impressed him.
"Adam Jones," Torre said. "The way he goes after it is impressive. He wants it."
Five outs from international indignity. Just five outs stood between the United States, a team loaded with $141 million worth of players, losing to Canada, a team that had shut down the upper-tax-bracket stars with four pitchers with the combined career Major League win total of ... one. Only five more outs, and Team USA would be relegated to a last-place finish in Pool D of the World Baseball Classic, an embarrassment that would force the Americans to win a qualifying tournament in 2016 just to gain admission to the next WBC, along such baseball superpowers as Israel, France, Great Britain and Thailand. Maybe Burkino Faso joins the fun.
Schoop and the Netherlands in a do or die game against Cuba this morning. Starting now on MLBN.
3rd game in 4 days against the Pirates as the Orioles head back to Bradenton. Then off tomorrow (intrasquad game).
Netherlands lead 4-2 after 4. Schoop is 0-1 with a sac bunt and a walk.
Just waiting on one person to sign up for the fantasy league. Not 100% sure who we are waiting on, but if you could sign up today, that would be great.
David Ortiz is likely to miss at least the first few weeks of the season as both his heels continue to bother him.
Yankees may have found their replacement for Mark Teixeira.
They have asked the retired first baseman Derrek Lee whether he would come out of retirement, according to a person with knowledge of the talks who asked to remain anonymous.
As of Sunday night there was no deal pending, the person said, but Lee was interested and the situation could always be revisited.
After Mark Teixeiras wrist injury, the Yankees were in talks with the retired first baseman Derrek Lee, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.
The travel line-up today:
Britton and Ayala will also pitch.
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Schoop with a single in the 7th.
And caught stealing.
And Schoop thrown out on a hit and run.
All this rinky dinky small ball crap in the WBC is really pissing me off
"Maryland football: Where everybody gets hurt and the starting left tackle has an existential crisis."
Whether you like Passan or not, he CRUSHES Joe Torre in this article for almost costing the US the game yesterday.
From Yahoo! Sports: Despite Joe Torre managing as though the analytical breakthroughs of the last 20 years never happened, Team USA turned into Team USA before advancing to the next round of the World Baseball Classic.
Schoenfield ripped him too.
My favorite part:
Down 2-0 in the fourth, Torre then bunted again with two on and no outs. The bunt "worked" when Green hesitated on Zobrist's bunt down the third-base line and Zobrist beat the throw to first. How rare is a bunt when trailing by two runs? Torre managed the Yankees from 1996 to 2007 and the Yankees had 13 sacrifice bunts when down two runs -- one by a pitcher, three by Miguel Cairo and the others by weak hitters other than two by Derek Jeter in 2004. In other words, Torre almost never bunted in that situation. It's like Torre was watching all the small ball played by the Asian teams and forgot he has the best lineup in the tournament. If Green makes the play, the U.S. scores only one run that inning instead of two. Good outcome, but the wrong call.
They call this the World Baseball Classic and Sunday's United States-Canada game certainly qualifies as a classic, with a David-versus-Goliath storyli
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Fangraphs Top 100:
3. Dylan Bundy
15. Kevin Gausman
57. Jonathan Schoop
The Top 100 prospects list is extremely challenging -- much more difficult to do than the Top 15s. Trying to intertwine the best prospects from 30 different
Was at Dick's yesterday. They had a pretty nice selection of Nike gear for the O's. I picked up an orange dri-fit t-shirt.
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