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|Date On||Date Off||Transaction||Days||Games||Side||Body Part||Injury||Severity||Surgery Date||Reaggravation|
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|2013-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)||I hate the Yankees, but man am I fascinated by their pitching staff. What Hiroki Kuroda is doing at his age isn't done by very many, is it? It seems to me like scares related to Sabathia are just media-microscope foolishness -- shouldn't the real narrative be that the surgery was relatively minor and the velo might be a case of him taking it easy, a'la Verlander, until he and the weather warm to the season? And whither Ivan Nova? I'm dying to see the arsenal addition, but they took the opportunity to skip him.|
(smallflowers from (undisclosed black site))
|Hey smallflowers, thanks for joining us. Yeah, Kuroda has had a great career since coming to North America. His age 33-38 seasons compare well with those of another former Yankees hurler, David Cone. As for the media stuff, that seems to happen sometimes in New York. BTW, while looking up Cone's numbers, I realized he's younger than Jamie Moyer. (Geoff Young)|
|2013-01-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)||Do you think some writers will hold a grudge against Glavine next year due to his imput on the 1994 Major League Baseball strike and drug testing as a players' union representative ? |
(19braves77 from Pensacola. FL)
|I voiced this opinion last night on Twitter. I think there's something to it, if you go back and look at the low votes for Ted Simmons, Joe Torre and more recently David Cone. Curt Schilling, a JAWS-approved candidate, himself noted that he felt his low vote share (38.8%) in part reflected his activity as a player representative who didn't do enough to combat PEDs during his time. For once, I agree with him.
Will it be enough to keep Glavine out? Possibly on the first ballot given the crowd of candidates, the tenor of the electorate, and the precedent of not all 300-game winners making it on the first try (Gaylord Perry, Don Sutton and Phil Niekro had to wait). He'll get his plaque eventually, though. (Jay Jaffe on the Hall of Fame)
|2013-01-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Piggy-backing on Bill (New Mexico)'s question. Do you think Morris' late-career overlap with Clemens affect his balloting? Which if any of the following contemporary pitchers would you rank as "better" or "about equal to" Morris' career or peak performance? David Cone, Dennis Martinez, Saberhagen, Steib, Tanana, Bob Welch. Any others who stick out in your mind as "about equal?"
(BR from NYC)
|I feel that Dennis Martinez and Dave Stieb were better pitchers than Morris. Saberhagen would have been the best of the group were it not for injuries. (Dan Evans)|
|2012-01-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Were you a little surprised that Kevin Brown got so little support last year on the ballot? I can't imagine a lot of people standing up for him in a veteran's committee meeting in future decades.|
(Brian from DC)
|Brown, David Cone, Dwight Gooden and Orel Hershiser all had disconcertingly short stays on the ballot. I do think all of them will have at least some proponents in a VC-like panel situation, particularly because their postseason accomplishments will get closer looks.
Gooden's actually the strongest of those candidates. In fact - holy smokes, I just realized this - he's above the standard at 52.1/38.1/45.1, because he had 16.7 WARP through his first two seasons. (Jay Jaffe's Hall of Fame Special)
|2012-01-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)||If Morris does get in, should Rick Reuschel hit him with a steel chair during his acceptance speech and steal his plaque?|
(MrWorkrate from Raleigh, NC)
|David Cone and Dwight Gooden have dibs. Reuschel is well below both of them now, actually more in Morris country, JAWSwise (again, because we moved away from an ERA/FIP-based driver). (Jay Jaffe's Hall of Fame Special)|
|2011-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Has there ever been such a drastic meltdown from such a reliably productive hitter like the one we've seen from Adam Dunn? He just looks completely overmatched.|
(Lespaul1 from Charlotte)
|I'm afraid we're witnessing history when it comes to Dunn. I can't think of a batter who's fallen so far, so fast without going out a window. Watching him in this Yankees-White Sox series, he's defeated the moment he steps into the batter's box. Terrible body language. The appendectomy may have played a part but I think his problems are at least 90 percent mental (not 90% half-mental - that's Emma Span's book, which you should buy).
Plenty of pitchers have gone that route, though. David Cone comes to mind. (Jay Jaffe)
|2011-06-20 14:00:00 (link to chat)||Who's the most surprising player you can create a convincing HoF argument for? Triple-bonus points if his first name's "Tony" and his surname's "Fernandez".|
(JT from Exhibition Stadium)
|Rick Reuschel does unusually well on the JAWS scale. Prior to Bert Blyleven's election, Big Daddy rated as the second-best eligible pitcher despite relatively unassuming raw numbers (214-191, 3.37 ERA, 3 All-Star apperaances, no Cy Young votes. Stayed very useful late into his career.
That said, I can make better *arguments* for guys like Orel Hershiser, David Cone and Dwight Gooden, all of whom fell just short of 200 wins but had Cy Youngs and rings to their credit. I can make a better argument for Kevin Brown, but it's hindered by his being named in the Mitchell Report, not to mention his 2004 postseason shame. (Jay Jaffe)
|2011-01-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Kevin Brown only got about 2% of the vote, and John Olerud got less than 1%. I know neither of them are clear choices...in fact, they're probably not Hall of Famers. But both are close enough that they deserved a few years of discussion, right?|
(John from Atlanta)
|I agree, but the precedent with guys like David Cone, Dwight Gooden, Orel Hershiser and Will Clark going one and done on the ballot certainly suggested this was a possibility. (Jay Jaffe)|
|2010-03-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Which baseball annoucers are your favorites?
I enjoy the rapport between Hawk Harrelson and Steve Stone quite a bit and the Red Sox guys (Orsillo and Remy) are fun too.|
(JG Ballard from Vermillion Sands)
|Vin Scully is my favorite, hands down. Great bit from the Sons of Steve Garvey site yesterday (http://www.sonsofstevegarvey.com/2010/03/vin-scully-on-bill-veeck-and-colored.html) about Scully telling a story about racism, Bill Veeck, and the flight of major league spring training facilities to Arizona.
I'm no Michael Kay fan, but I really like Ken Singleton on the Yankees games, and enjoyed David Cone while he was around. Al Leiter is decent too. I don't mind Krukow and Kuiper for the Giants, even though they're "the enemy" to a Dodger fan. For national games, I'm really eager to hear more of Jon Sciambi on ESPN, because he's a friend of BP and because I like what I've heard. (Jay Jaffe)
|2008-12-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Will, any clue as to what we can expect from Jeremy Bonderman this year? Any comps out there? |
(don from ann arbor, MI)
|Kenny Rogers is the closest comp pitching-wise, tho David Cone is close. I think he'll come back and essentially be a bit behind where he was until mid-season. It might, in the long run, be a good thing since even handled smartly, he has a lot of innings on a young arm. The more I think about Bonderman, they more I really like the Kenny Rogers comp for his career, except maybe longevity. (Will Carroll)|
|2008-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)||What's your favorite / most entertaining baseball fight? Pedro vs. Zimmer was interesting, as was Ventura vs. Ryan. But for my money, it doesn't beat Pedro Guerrero throwing a bat at David Cone after getting hit with a curveball! Who fights after getting hit with a curveball?!? And how insane do you have to be to heave your bat at the pitcher!?!|
(mymrbig from New Orleans)
|I was talking to Marc Normandin about the 80s book earlier, and reminiscing about the time that Indians' manager Pat Corrales went after Dave Stewart - and tried to get his with this inept karate kick. (Steven Goldman)|
|2009-10-16 13:00:00||NLCS Game Two/ALCS Game One||Pedro was always a very creative and intelligent pitcher. It wasn't just the heat. Of course, some creative and intelligent pitchers can't survive the loss of heat -- look at David Cone. It's great that he's been able to adapt despite all the injuries. (Steven Goldman)|