Old Faces, New Places

Discussion in 'Around the League' started by Greeney03, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. SDSUBaseball Go Blues!

    Good call greeney.


    PFF, I get what you are saying about Hoyer. So far he has been pretty honest, but Moorad is the owner and has the final word. He has been anti-incentive bonus dating back to his time with the D-Backs and he has more or less said he wouldnt give them out. He claims "pay-roll certainty", but I dont really buy that. Really, you are just making players earn their money, like the NFL and the NFL has a pretty strong business model for being profitable and a good product.

    To me, it makes no sense, but he is the boss :laugh:
  2. Sure the owner has the "final" say, but there is a reason to have a GM, and if your GM wants to go with a short term incentive deal, then you as an owner better respect his decision since that's why you hired him. If not, then fire him and do it yourself
  3. SDSUBaseball Go Blues!

    If you are an owner who has rules, you most likely hired a GM that plays by your rules or agrees with them. You dont just fire him and do it yourself. Like you said, there is a reason you hired the guy. You hire someone who shares your pholosophy and will execute your plan because you have bigger picture things to worry about. Things are very different in a situation like Boston, where Theo has free reign to do pretty much whatever he wants.

    So with that in mind, I wouldnt expect to see any incentive driven contracts in San Diego.
  4. Yes and that philosophy is that they don't prefer to give them out but it's not a deal breaker depending on the situation.....
  5. Greeney03 Administrator

    Line for Mujica yesterday:

    Mujica(L, 1-1) 1.0 2 H 2 R 2 ER 0 BB 0 SO 1 HR 4.91

    He also gave out a clutch HR late.

    Hmmmm typical Mujica..
  6. Some things don't change :laugh:
  7. Greeney03 Administrator

    Jake Peavy pitches 3-hit shutout as White Sox squeeze Indians 1-0

    With Jake Peavy in mind, Friday starter Phil Humber was pushed back a day in the rotation and Gavin Floyd was moved up to face the Cleveland Indians today on four days rest. With Peavy still in comeback-rehab mode, the White Sox braintrust wanted Humber available in the bullpen.

    Just in case.

    “We’re protecting our butts — you can say that,” Guillen said before the game.

    There was no need to worry.

    Making his second start since last July, Peavy, the 2007 National League Cy Young winner, was in Cy Young form against the AL Central-leading Indians, pitching a three-hit shutout to lead the Sox to an important 1-0 victory. Peavy allowed three hits, walked none and struck out eight, including four of the last five batters he faced.

    ‘‘It means the world to me me,’’ Peavy said. ‘‘I feel so blessed for the opportunity after you struggle to come back. More important, it’s a 1-0 win, a great win for the boys.”

    The Sox finish their two-game set with the Indians tonight.

    ‘‘It was a huge win for us,”
    said designated hitter Adam Dunn, whose sacrifice fly in the first inning provided the only run Peavy needed. ‘‘I haven’t seen Jake throw like that in two, three years. He’s got his arm strength back and he’s got his
    velocity.’’

    Peavy (1-0) had very good movement on a fastball that touched 94 mph in the ninth inning, moved it around in the strike zone and had command of a good changeup. He pitched ahead in the count and moved his fastball around in the strike zone.

    “I tip my hat to this man,” Guillen said. “To come back, a Cy Young
    winner [with a guaranteed contract], he came back to help this ballclub. This guy went all over
    the U.S. seeing doctors, making
    rehab assignments to do what you
    saw today.’’

    Indians right-hander Justin Masterson (5-2) was almost Peavy’s equal. He held the Sox to five hits in eight innings.

    Center fielder Brent Lillibridge made the defensive play of the game, catching Orlando Cabrera’s fly to the warning track on the run.

    Pierre gave the Sox a spark to open the first, slapping a double down the left-field line, advancing to third on Omar Vizquel’s single
    to right and scoring on Dunn’s sacrifice fly.

    The Sox also got the leadoff man on in the second and third but didn’t score. Gordon Beckham and Pierre left A.J. Pierzynski (single) in scoring position in the second, and Vizquel (walk) was thrown out stealing on a 3-2 called strikeout pitch to Dunn.

    Lillibridge hustled out a double to lead off the fifth, setting up a promising opportunity for the Sox to add to their 1-0 lead, but Lillibridge was thrown out trying to steal third after Beckham chased a pitch out of the strike zone for strike three.

    “One of the weaknesses of this team is we’ve done a poor job of getting the ball in the strike zone,’’ hitting coach Greg Walker said Wednesday. “It’s hard enough to get a strike, much less swinging at balls. That said, there are a lot of pitchers who give you the illusion of it being a strike.

    ‘‘But if we have one overall failure as an offensive team, it’s the quality of pitches that we swing at.”

    Peavy fanned Michael Brantley and Asdrubal Cabrera to end the game. He threw 111 pitches.

    ‘‘It was fun to be out there and have that closer mentality,’’ Peavy said. ‘‘It’s your game.’’

    http://www.suntimes.com/sports/base...shutout-as-white-sox-squeeze-indians-1-0.html
  8. jacs Member Since '05

    Hopefully he can stay healthy
  9. That was a great start for Peavy. Good for him.
  10. Greeney03 Administrator

    Rizzo had 2 hits, drove in 2 RBIs today. He's now batting .429 in ST.
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