Since the advent of the wild card in '95 ten WS winners have failed to make the playoffs the following year. Since 2002 nine of seventeen have failed, four of seven since the additional WC spot was added.
I did not analyze each situation but I was amazed at the more recent higher percentages...
If Pedroia is healthy, then one catcher is gone if they sign a RHH 1B to platoon with Moreland. They could start the season with Swihart as the platoon partner, and fill later in the season if he doesn't produce offensively.
If the score remains tied after the first extra inning, then the runner should start at third in the second extra inning. If that results in a continuing tie game after one inning, then every subsequent inning starts with the bases loaded. The runners on first and second can be any player not in...
So given the information we had last weekend that talks were heating up, does the report from Kayata imply that the Red Sox and Marlins are in agreement on a trade?
It's 12.5mm for the option in 18 minus $1mm for the buyout.
Team option years when picked up are not included with any calculation from the guaranteed years on the contract. They are the salary for that year minus buyouts for that year plus applicable bonuses.
Article XXXIII in the CBA covers...
I was thinking about the Sox from 14 to midseason 15. WS victory, then injured veterans, prospects struggled. Quick fall from grace for a champion. SF took a little longer, but surprised me (in Giants' territory).
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