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A minor trade, and when do we hear about German? Also, it’s early, but a look at the HOF tracker.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Last week, with the official signing of Gerrit Cole, the Yankees designated Chance Adams for assignment.

Today they traded Adams to KC for a minor league infielder, Cristian Perez.

Perez, 21, is primarily a SS who has played a little at 2B and 3B. The righty hitter was at High-A Wilmington last season and hit .252-0-42 in 117 games. He stole 5 bases but was caught 10x.

Adams had some nice minor league seasons in 2016 and 2017 but had arm surgery and in the past two seasons hasn’t been the same. In 33 MLB IP (2018-2019) he is 1-2 with a ghastly 8.18 ERA (ERA+ 55).


So, when will MLB finally decide on German’s punishment for the domestic abuse incident? It’s taking long enough, isn’t it?


Only 50 ballots are known so far in the HOF vote, and I do see some surprises.

Now 50 is just 12.4% of ballots known, but neither Jason Giambi (an MVP, 440 HR) nor Paul Konerko (439 HR) have received a vote so far. I can see Giambi being snubbed due to BALCO and the steroids, but Konerko?

Raul Ibanez and Adam Dunn (462 HR) also have not received a vote so far, either.

Neither has Cliff Lee, or Alfonso Soriano (412 HR) for that matter.

Bobby Abreu is at 7.8%, Andy Pettitte 13.7%, enough as of now, to keep them on the ballot.

Andruw Jones (434 hr) 21.6%, Gary Sheffield (509 hr) 29.4%.

Showing that a lot of HR doesn’t matter to the voters anymore. 400 or 500 HR isn’t automatic anymore.

Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds are just shy of the 75%, both at 74.5%. Usually the votes that are NOT known about bring Clemens and Bonds further down.

As of now, and it’s still EARLY (vote announced 1/21), the three that WOULD get in are Derek Jeter (at 100% so far), Larry Walker (86.3) and Curt Schilling (82.4).

WS Game 3. Houston gets win they needed, 4-1.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Houston couldn’t afford to go down 0-3 in the WS and did not, beating Washington 4-1 in the first WS game in our nation’s capital since 1933.

Washington still leads the WS two games to one.

It’s the first time the road team has won the first three games of the World Series since 1996 (Braves/Yankees).

Twice, Jose Altuve doubled and scored for Houston. He was one of four Astros with 2 hits. The Astros, recognizing the need to win this game, used six pitchers.


San Diego filled their managerial void by choosing Jayce Tingler as their new manager.

ESPN may lose yet another broadcaster to the managerial reins. Aaron Boone to the Yanks in 2018, David Ross to the Cubs next year, and now Eduardo Perez is said to be the frontrunner for the Mets job.

Former Yankees coach Joe Espada, Houston’s bench coach, could be in line for the Giants’ job.

WS Game 2. Washington going home with 2-0 Series lead. Cubs choose Ross as mgr.

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The Washington Nationals, the biggest WS underdog since the 2007 Colorado Rockies (who got swept by Boston) are heading home after whipping Houston 12-3 in Game 2 last night.

In winning both games at Houston, Washington beat Gerrit Cole AND Justin Verlander. Verlander has now started six WS games in his career, and is 0-5.

Stephen Strasburg gave up a 2-run HR to Alex Bregman in the first inning, but nothing after that as he pitched six innings for the win.

Five different Nationals had two hits, as they banged out 14, including 3 HR.


The Cubs apparently have chosen ESPN broadcaster David Ross as their new manager, replacing Joe Maddon who has moved on to the Angels. Remember the surprise when the Yankees chose Aaron Boone two years ago? And Eduardo Perez (Tony’s son), an ESPN broadcaster, is still in the mix for some open managerial jobs, too.


The Arizona Fall League ends tomorrow, Friday. The Surprise Saguaros, which has some Yankees’ prospects, are 16-11, have clinched their division and will be playing in the Championship game on Saturday.  Stats for those prospects.

1B Brandon Wagner .212-2-21  19 games
C Donny Sands .188-1-7  14 games
CF Josh Stowers .121-1-3   19 games.
P Aaron McGarity 1-0, 0.87 9 games, 10 1/3 IP  14 K
P Glenn Otto  2-1, 1.35  5 starts, 20 IP,  20 K
P Daniel Bies 0-1, 4.50 10 IP, 14 K

 

 

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (67-63) lost 5-3 to LV. SS Gio Urshela 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. 2 hits, CF Devyn Bolasky.

R. Espinal 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 8 K. 3.20
Tarpley (L, 1-2, 2.73) 2 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Adams 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K. gave up 1 HR. 4.97
Lail 1 Ip, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.  gave up 1 HR.  5.90

AA: Trenton (72-60) won 8-3. LF Trey Amburgey 3 hits. RF Rashad Crawford 2 hits, HR, 4 RBI. CF Jeff Hendrix 2 hits, RBI. 3B Danienger Perez solo HR.

Nelson 4 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 3 W, 5 K. gave up 1 HR. 3.38
Hodson (W, 1-1, 6.97) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 k.
Diehl 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR.   1.50
Wivinis 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K.   6.08

High A: Tampa (66-66) scored 5 in the top of the tenth and hung on to win 7-5. RF Isiah Gilliam 2 doubles, RBI. 1B Ben Ruta 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Whitlock 3 Ip, 1 R, 2 h, 5 w, 3 K.  2.44
Sanmartin (W, 1-0, 0.00) 6 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 5 H, 0 W, 5 K.
Bristo 1 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR.  3.12

Low A: Charleston (59-69) lost 5-0, getting just two hits.

Martinez (L, 0-3, 5.49) 6 iP, 4 R, 6 H, 3 W, 1 K.
DeCarr 3 ip, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K   3.15

SWB may make the playoffs (they are one game back for a WC spot). Trenton will make it as a wild card. Tampa and Charleston are both not going to make the playoffs.

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (66-61) beat LV 9-1. 3B Gio Urshela 3 hits. 1B Ryan McBroom 2 hits, 2 RBI. DH Mike Ford 2 hits, double, HR, 3 RBI. RF Zack Zehner 2 hits, 2 RBI. SS Rey Navarro 2 hits.

King (W, 3-0, 1.33) 6 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 7 K.  King really coming on. Started yr. at Tampa.
Coshow 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 4 K.  5.30
Sosebee 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K.  2.70

KIng, 23, RHP. 3 levels (A+/AA/AAA) in 2018: 10-5, 1.87.

AA: Trenton (70-60) won 4-2. SS Wendell Rijo 2 hits. 3b Danienger Perez 2 hits, RBI.

Keller (W, 10-8, 3.54) 6 1/3 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 1 W, 8 K. Gave up 1 HR
Diehl (H, 3) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 1 K.   1.23
Wivinis (S, 3) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.

HIgh A: Tampa (64-66) lost 8-3. 1B Steven Sensley solo HR. CF Dom Thompson-Williams 2 RBI.

R. Garcia (L, 0-5, 4.83) 4 1/3 IP, 5 R, 3 ER, 6 H, 2 W, 6 K. gave up 1 HR.
A. Severino 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 2 W, 1 K.  10.80 (1st game A+, just up from Low A).
Weissert 2 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 W, 3 k. 3.86

Low A: Charleston (59-67) scored in the bottom of the 10th to win 2-1. DH Dermis Garcia 2 hits, RBI. 1B Chris Hess 2 hits.

Mauricio 6 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 5 K.   4.82
Higgins 2 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K.  2.91
Alvarez (W, 2-2,  1.08) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  1.08

Minor League Report.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: For all the talent here (Frazier, Wade, now Torreyes, Drury, Lind was here, was released, signed with Boston) the record (24-28) is a bit disappointing.  They lost 5-4 in 11. Drury 2 hits, RBI. Not too much in starting pitching. Sheffield just brought up recently, same with Swanson, Cessa on DL, Rogers good, others meh. Adams disappointing.

Swanson 5 1/3 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 1 W, 7 K. 5.06
O. Perez 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.57
Feyereisen 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 1.82
Gallegos (L, 0-1, 7.36) 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 2 H, 1 K.

AA: Trenton (32-21) lost to Reading 5-3. 3B Billy Fleming 2 doubles. 2B Bruce Caldwell 3 hits, RBI. LF Trey Amburgey 2 hits, 2 RBI. C Chace Numata 2 hits.

Tate 6 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 H, 2 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR. 3.64
Frare (L, 2-1, 0.75) 2 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 3 W, 0 K.
Reeves 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 2 K. 2.28

High A: Tampa (27-26) split a DH.

Regularly scheduled game: Won 3-0. CF Ben Ruta solo HR. SS Hoy Jun Park 2-run HR.

Nick Nelson 4 1/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 4 W, 7 K. 5.40
Sosebee (W, 4-2, 0.72) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Wivinis (S, 3) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.08

Makeup of 5/19 rainout: Lost 3-2. RF Ruta 2 hits. SS Park 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI.

Semple (L, 0-1, 6.75) 4 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 1 W, 2 K
Harris 3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1.80

Low A: Charleston (24-28) won 5-4 in the bottom of the ninth on a WP. SS Kyle Holder 2 hits. CF Leonardo Molina 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Orozco 6 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 4 K. 5.14
Bristo 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1.83
Zurak (W, 2-1, 3.00) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.

Minor League Report. Good day for Frazier, Bad Day for Coshow.

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AAA: SWB (22-27) lost 14-4. CF Clint Frazier 4 hits  (.350). 1B Mike Ford 2 hits, RBI. Justin Sheffield being brought back slowly after that tightness in his shoulder.

Sheffield 4 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 2 W, 4 K. 1.65. 75 pitches.
O. Perez 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.92
Lail, (BS, 2; L, 4-3, 2.88) 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Cortes 2 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR, 6.75
Coshow 1/3 IP, 7 R, 7 H, 1 W, 1 K. Gave up 3 HR. 4.91
Gallegos 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 9.00

AA: Trenton (31-19) won 6-5. LF Zach Zehner 2 hits, grand slam, 4 RBI. 1B Chris Gittens solo HR. CF Jeff Hendrix and RF Trey Amburgey 2 hits each.

Bollinger 5 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 3 W, 5 K. 1.44
Acevedo (W, 1-1, 2.03) 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Reeves 1 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.38

High A: Tampa off.

Low A: Charleston (23-26) won 3-1. 2B Oswaldo Cabrera 3 hits.

Lehnen (W, 3-3, 2.28) 6 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 4 W, 7 K.
Weissert (H, 1) 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 4 K. 3.00
Zurak (S, 2) 1 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K. 3.18