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Twitter reacts to new MLB intentional walk rule

Well, he did it. Rob Manfred made a change and baseball has approved a dugout signal for an intentional walk instead of a pitcher tossing four “soft” pitches to the batter and will be effective this season. How did social media react to it? Well, we are glad you asked. ESPN’s Jayson Stark reported a couple weeks ago this would be brought to the Major League Baseball Players...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nationals only interested in one-year deal with Matt Wieters

The Washington Nationals are still interested in free agent catcher Matt Wieters, but only on a short-term deal.According to ESPN’s Jayson Stark, the Nationals do maintain an interest in Wieters, who remains unsigned even as pitchers and catchers report to spring training. However, Washington is unlikely to offer more than a one-year deal. Wieters would help the Nationals, and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB reportedly wants 30-second limit for managers to challenge umpire’s call

Sticking to the theme of “pace of play,” Major League Baseball’s latest objective to reduce time will go towards instant replay. According to ESPN’s Jayson Stark, “its first target is managers.”Stark passed along information via his sources that MLB wants a 30-second time limit for managers to decide whether to challenge an umpire’s call.“The current rules say that...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: MLB agrees to raise strike zone, make intentional walks automatic

Major League Baseball could see more dramatic rule changes as early as next season. The league’s competition committee agreed at owners meetings this week to raise the bottom of the strike zone to the top of the hitter’s knees and to allow pitchers to issue automatic intentional walks without throwing a pitch, sources told ESPN’s Jayson Stark. The changes, which still would...
Via NESN.com
May 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Why Samardzija’s rumored contract is a problem for MLB

Nothing that Jeff Samardzija has done in his career as a starting pitcher would indicate that he’s worth a five-year deal worth somewhere between $80 million-$100 million. Really, it’s not even close. This needs to be said because three reports/projections over the last few weeks have suggested that Samardzija will probably get something in that range. Back in November, Tim...
Via Sportsnaut
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

All of the possible AL Wild Card tiebreaker scenarios

We’re approaching another Game 162 that could be filled with complete and utter chaos in the American League. The Royals have already clinched the AL Central, while the Blue Jays and Rangers have healthy leads of 3 and 3.5 games respectively in their divisions. Similarly, the Yankees also have a 4.5 game lead for the first Wild Card, putting their playoff berth in good hands as...
Via The Outside Corner
September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies Nation: Episode 22 – Phillies Hot Streak and Jayson Stark

This week on Phillies Nation, Pat and Corey discuss the Phillies recent hot streak, in particular their success against team in playoff contention. ESPN columnist and stats guru Jayson Stark returns to the show to evaluate Jimmy Rollins as well as offer some interesting anecdotes from his new book “Wild Pitches”. Plus we have not one, but two, legendary Phillies pitches – Curt...
Via Phillies Nation
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Changes Coming To Phillies Organization

According to Jayson Stark of ESPN, the Phillies will be making many changes throughout the entire organization. He was on 97.5 The Fanatic yesterday with Mike Missanelli, and talked about the state of the Phils organization. He mentioned that, in addition to the changes, he believes that GM Ruben Amaro Jr is unsafe, despite David Montgomery saying that Amaro was not on the hot seat...
Via Phillies Nation
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Stark Talks About Phillies Lack of Movement at Deadline

Yesterday on 97.5 The Fanatic, Jayson Stark discussed the Phillies lack of dealing at the deadline and ripped Ruben Amaro for his inability to trade anyone. Stark said teams were pissed at Amaro for saying they weren’t aggressive enough when dealing with the Phillies. As Stark mentioned, several teams made blockbuster moves. It’s a must listen, and not because I co-host. But...
Via Phillies Nation
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Listen to Jayson Stark & Pat Gallen on 97.5 the Fanatic!

Our very own Pat Gallen is hosting a radio show with ESPN’s Jayson Stark every Monday from 6-7pm on 97.5 the Fanatic. It comes to you live from the Green Parrot Pub & Patio in Newtown, PA. Today is the first show, and we hope you’ll listen live. Jayson, of course, is the preeminent baseball writer. He’ll be giving his insights on the Phillies and the world of baseball....
Via Phillies Nation
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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