Author Topic: Following the Minor League Teams  (Read 24985 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Elvir Ovcina

  • Posts: 5552
Re: Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #125: January 20, 2022, 10:42:38 PM »
hey, he broke in as a third baseman. Maybe somebody should tell Kieboom to train with him?

Broke in?  Broke in?  Dude won 2 MVPs while playing 3B!  Maybe Kieboom just needs to drink a case of Yuengling nightly and he'll be a .340-hitting extra-base hit machine.  (Or if he decides to limit it to team flights, Wade Boggs is also an acceptable outcome; either way, Kieboom needs to drink more.  A lot more.)

Offline JCA-CrystalCity

  • Global Moderator
  • ****
  • Posts: 41667
  • Platoon - not just a movie, a baseball obsession
Re: Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #126: January 21, 2022, 08:34:55 AM »
Broke in?  Broke in?  Dude won 2 MVPs while playing 3B!  Maybe Kieboom just needs to drink a case of Yuengling nightly and he'll be a .340-hitting extra-base hit machine.  (Or if he decides to limit it to team flights, Wade Boggs is also an acceptable outcome; either way, Kieboom needs to drink more.  A lot more.)
Incredible that he moved back across the diamond in 2012 & 13 after 3 year as a 1B and DH.  You just don't pick up a more difficult defensive position like that at age 29. 

Yes, Kieboom needs to drink more and put on 40-60 pounds (miggy listed at 249).

Used to drink at CCSP when the Marlins were in town ~15 year ago.

Offline Smithian

  • Posts: 11719
  • Sunshine Squad 2024
Re: Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #127: April 07, 2022, 03:46:13 PM »
https://twitter.com/FXBGNats/status/1512106422133215232

FredNats lineup should be pretty solid.

Offline imref

  • Moderator
  • ***
  • Posts: 44057
  • Re-contending in 202...5?

Offline KnorrForYourMoney

  • Posts: 16279
  • pissy DC sports fan
Re: Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #129: April 17, 2022, 11:39:00 PM »
The AAAA affiliate lost a tough one in Pittsburgh today, 5-3

Offline JCA-CrystalCity

  • Global Moderator
  • ****
  • Posts: 41667
  • Platoon - not just a movie, a baseball obsession
Re: Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #130: April 18, 2022, 09:11:36 AM »
The AAAA affiliate lost a tough one in Pittsburgh today, 5-3
but it is good to see some progress.  Robles hit a ball hard and took a walk.  I'm thinking that he may have a shot at becoming a major leaguer when he's 25 or so. Corbin, on the other hand, I don't know why a guy his age sticks around.  He must have a Jacoby Ellsbury-type contract where he gets paid only if he doesn't retire.

Offline Smithian

  • Posts: 11719
  • Sunshine Squad 2024
Re: Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #131: April 26, 2022, 06:35:15 PM »
Senators have won 7 of 8

Offline imref

  • Moderator
  • ***
  • Posts: 44057
  • Re-contending in 202...5?
Re: Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #132: April 26, 2022, 10:25:03 PM »
Senators have won 7 of 8

Senators and Fred-Nats have been very good

Offline Smithian

  • Posts: 11719
  • Sunshine Squad 2024
Re: Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #133: April 26, 2022, 10:54:40 PM »
Senators and Fred-Nats have been very good
Pleasant change from last year.

There are a few older guys who are off to good starts, but the teams aren't overloaded with guys too old for their leagues.

Offline welch

  • Posts: 16980
  • The Sweetest Right Handed Swing in 1950s Baseball
Re: Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #134: May 09, 2022, 05:03:52 PM »
From a quick glance at Rochester's stats:

- Cavalli in a trough

- Clippard drops ERA to 5.11

- Garcia, Tres B., Nick Banks (?) hitting well

- Donavan Casey bumping along at .230.

https://www.milb.com/rochester/stats/?playerPool=ALL

Offline JCA-CrystalCity

  • Global Moderator
  • ****
  • Posts: 41667
  • Platoon - not just a movie, a baseball obsession
Re: Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #135: June 07, 2022, 01:05:02 PM »
IS there a handy listing of players who must be added to the 40 man roster or exposed to Rule 5 at the end of the year?  I think both Irvin and Theophile are in that boat. 

Offline welch

  • Posts: 16980
  • The Sweetest Right Handed Swing in 1950s Baseball
Re: Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #136: July 30, 2022, 02:13:10 PM »
Wilmington dropped both games in yesterday's double-header, both shutouts. Fell a half-game into 4th place, at 14 - 14, about 2.5 games behind the Yankee affiliate Hudson Valley. That's in the second half of the season. Finished the first half in second place, 35 - 30.

Offline imref

  • Moderator
  • ***
  • Posts: 44057
  • Re-contending in 202...5?
Re: Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #137: July 30, 2022, 06:08:32 PM »
6 total losses for the farm yesterday

Online Natsinpwc

  • Posts: 26463
Re: Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #138: August 04, 2022, 01:03:26 PM »
Rochester game is currently on MLB TV. Of course they are losing.

Online Natsinpwc

  • Posts: 26463
Re: Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #139: August 04, 2022, 01:24:32 PM »
Rochester game is currently on MLB TV. Of course they are losing.
Down 5-0 in the 5th. Sterling Sharp knocked out in the 4th.

Offline imref

  • Moderator
  • ***
  • Posts: 44057
  • Re-contending in 202...5?

Offline Elvir Ovcina

  • Posts: 5552
Re: Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #141: September 20, 2022, 03:48:42 PM »
Harrisburg manager Tripp Kiester has been fired.

https://thenatsreport.com/09/20/2022/quicknotes/quick-notes-nationals-parted-ways-with-their-double-a-manager-tripp-keister-per-sources/

He's been with the org a long time - the 11 years the article cites sounds right to me.

I'm sure Watson will replace him with someone from that noted player development machine and perennial contender in Arizona, though, so that's good news.

Offline imref

  • Moderator
  • ***
  • Posts: 44057
  • Re-contending in 202...5?
Re: Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #142: February 02, 2023, 12:36:49 PM »
Nats announce farm system staffs for 2023.

Via nationalsprospects.com - asterisk is new assignment. Delino DeShields is the big new name.

ROCHESTER
Manager – Matthew LeCroy
Hitting Coach – Brian Daubach
Pitching Coach – Rafael Chaves
Athletic Trainer – Eric Montague
Strength/Conditioning – Mike Warren
Developmental Coach – Billy McMillon
Performance Analyst – Daniel Minter

HARRISBURG
Manager – Delino DeShields
Hitting Coach – Tim Doherty*
Pitching Coach – Joel Hanrahan*
Athletic Trainer – Don Neidig*
Strength/Conditioning – Ryan Grose*
Developmental Coach – Oscar Salazar
Performance Analyst – Samantha Unger

WILMINGTON
Manager – Mario Lisson
Hitting Coach – Micah Franklin*
Pitching Coach – Mark DiFelice
Athletic Trainer – Kirby Craft*
Strength/Conditioning – Brandon Pentheny
Developmental Coach – Mark Harris
Performance Analyst – Paul Sirena

FREDERICKSBURG
Manager – Jake Lowery
Hitting Coach – Delwyn Young
Pitching Coach – Justin Lord*
Athletic Trainer – Jacob Meyer*
Strength/Conditioning – Nathan Sier
Developmental Coach – Carmelo Jaime
Performance Analyst – Josh Freligh

FLORIDA COMPLEX LEAGUE
Manager – Luis Ordaz
Hitting Coach – Ender Chávez
Pitching Coach – Franklin Bravo
Athletic Trainer – Nitfrancis Marrero
Strength/Conditioning – RJ Guyer*
Developmental Coach – Destin Hood
Complex Athletic Trainer – Cesar Roman

DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE
Manager/Field Coordinator – Sandy Martinez
Hitting Coach – Alex Valdez
Hitting/Outfield/Baserunning Coach – Freddy Guzman*
Pitching Coach – Edwin Hurtado
Assistant Pitching Coach – Feliberto Sanchez*
Infield Coach – Rafael Ozuna
Outfield Coach – Emiliano Alcantara
Athletic Trainer – Miguel Cabrera
Strength/Conditioning – Santo Del Rosario
Latin American Training Coord. – Manny Moore
Tryout Assistant – Anthony Rosario

Online Natsinpwc

  • Posts: 26463
Re: Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #143: February 02, 2023, 02:06:18 PM »
Didn’t know Destin Hood was in the organization. 

Offline JCA-CrystalCity

  • Global Moderator
  • ****
  • Posts: 41667
  • Platoon - not just a movie, a baseball obsession
Re: Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #144: February 05, 2023, 04:51:57 PM »
Quote
The Guardians have a reputation of drafting — and otherwise acquiring — pitchers with plus command, then jumpstarting the quality of their raw stuff. The extent to which that’s true — ditto the extent to which the Cubs are looking to follow that model — is something that neither seems particularly anxious to confirm (or deny). Hawkins did allow that it is a sound strategy.

“I think it’s accurate to say that guys who have good feel, and know how to pitch, project to be performers in the major leagues,” he told me.” From there, helping them get better stuff is the lever we’re pulling.”
https://blogs.fangraphs.com/sunday-notes-carter-hawkins-compares-the-cubs-and-cleveland/

Interesting to compare pitching development philosophies.  The Guardians have been fantastic for a long time. It seems they focus on finding guys with good command and then working on their pitches to improve their stuff.  My impression of the Nats has been sort of the opposite, but I'll defer to others who follow this more closely.  To me, it seems like the continuous story of almost every pitcher in the organization, especially the cheap free agents, has been to find guys who throw hard but may have big walk rates.  I'm sure there's a lot of other teams that emphasize hard throwing, but I found this point about the Guardians and the direction the Cubs are moving in to be interesting.

Online Natsinpwc

  • Posts: 26463
Re: Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #145: April 04, 2023, 09:05:23 AM »
It’s nice that MLB tv is offering minor league games. Except you need the separate First Pitch app which is not available on Roku. Don’t feel like watching on my phone. Not sure how it works on a laptop.

Online Natsinpwc

  • Posts: 26463
Re: Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #146: April 04, 2023, 10:08:47 AM »
So I guess you can set a favorite minor league team and those games will Mysteriously pop up on the MLB Tv. We shall see.

https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/milbtv-games-are-finally-sort-of-coming-to-television/?amphtml

Online Natsinpwc

  • Posts: 26463
Re: Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #147: April 04, 2023, 02:48:10 PM »
Well I installed the First Pitch app on my phone and logged in with same email as my MLB TV account. Buy can’t watch the Rochester game. Says I am not eligible. Have sent them a troubleshooting email. Not sure why things need to be so complicated.

Offline machpost

  • Posts: 668
Re: Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #148: April 04, 2023, 02:58:36 PM »
Well I installed the First Pitch app on my phone and logged in with same email as my MLB TV account. Buy can’t watch the Rochester game. Says I am not eligible. Have sent them a troubleshooting email. Not sure why things need to be so complicated.
I had the same issue and they make it very hard to figure out. After Googling it, I found this page: https://www.mlb.com/news/milb-on-mlb-tv-faq-2023

Instructions to activate MiLB.tv with an existing MLB.tv account are about midway down. You basically log into your MLB.tv account, then click on this link: https://www.mlb.com/commerce/redeem/milbtv

Online Natsinpwc

  • Posts: 26463
Re: Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #149: April 04, 2023, 03:24:40 PM »
I had the same issue and they make it very hard to figure out. After Googling it, I found this page: https://www.mlb.com/news/milb-on-mlb-tv-faq-2023

Instructions to activate MiLB.tv with an existing MLB.tv account are about midway down. You basically log into your MLB.tv account, then click on this link: https://www.mlb.com/commerce/redeem/milbtv
Thanks.  I actually found the email they sent with my subscription and clicked a link there and it works.  Same thing I guess.  Can watch on laptop and phone.