Grading the Dodgers' five most recent international signees, in a fun way

The Dodgers announced on Tuesday the signing of five international prospects. I'm here to grade the signings.No, I'm not grading them on the strength of their baseball talents -- I've never heard of any of these guys before Tuesday. I'm grading them on the strength of their names.We can easily say there's no "80" name here like Pratt Maynard or Osiris...
Via Feelin' Kinda Blue
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Julio Lugo Leaning Toward Retiring After Caribbean Series

Julio Lugo is prepared to call it a career. Lugo, who was the Red Sox’ starting shortstop when they won the 2007 World Series, indicated to MLB.com that he’s leaning toward retiring after the Caribbean Series ends on Friday “It might be [the end], unless something comes that changes my mind,” Lugo reportedly said. “But I think this is going to be it for me.” Lugo sat...
Via NESN.com
February 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Power – What’s In a Name?

It’s always fun to play the “What if” game in sports. What if Neil O’Donnell hadn’t thrown two crucial interceptions in Super Bowl XXX? What if Jerry Meals had called Julio Lugo out instead of safe? What if the Penguins hadn’t drafted Mario Lemieux? What if the Pirates had drafted Matt Wieters instead of Daniel Moskos? Here’s one for the arena football fans in town...
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January 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Memorable Moments in Sports: Jerry Meal’s Blown Call in 19 Inning Game

We know so much has been made of the replacement refs in the past week or two. And rightfully so. However, let’s not forget that umpires in the MLB and referees in other sports make some pretty bad calls as well. This one is relatively recent but it deserves mentioning considering the illogical nature of the call. After the Braves and Pirates had played for seven hours and...
Via Unathletic
October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

While We’re Waiting… Lugo Deal Off, Ranking Recruits and Picking the ‘Best’ of the New Browns

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. No Lugo- “A little over a week ago, it was reported that the Indians had agreed to terms on a Minor League contract with veteran infielder Julio Lugo. He was to join the...
Via Waiting For Next Year
January 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Contract Retrospective: Lugo in Boston

In the hot news of the weekend, Julio Lugo‘s negotiations for what was probably a minor-league deal with Cleveland have broken down. Things were not always so bleak for Lugo. Lugo had some good seasons with the (then) Devil Rays in the mid-2000s, and after a 2006 in which he was traded to the Dodgers, he was in demand as a free agent middle infielder during the 2006-2007 off-season...
Via Fangraphs
January 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: January 22

Julio LugoAround the Farm (ATF) takes a quick look at some of the daily performances by Indians prospects. This is a special winter ball version of ATF that recaps all the offseason action by Indians players in the Caribbean Leagues.  The positions listed below are where the player was playing in the game.Here is the rundown of what Indians players in winter ball did yesterday....
Via Indians Baseball Insider
January 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Indian sign Julio Lugo

The Cleveland Indians have signed Julio Lugo to a minor deal with an invite to Spring Training, Dionisio Soldevila of the AP reports. Last season with the Braves, Lugo hit .136 avg in 136 plate appearances. In 2005, Lugo posted a career year with the Rays where he hit .295 in 616 plate appearances while posting a .362 OBP. That year he made $3.15mm. Image taken by Keith Allison and...
Via PRO Rumors
January 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Reports: Indians ink Lugo to Minor League deal

The Indians have reportedly signed Julio Lugo, adding the veteran infielder on a Minor League contract that includes an invitation to attend Spring Training with the Major League club.
Via indians.com
January 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Alex Gonzalez No Longer an Everyday Shortstop, May Make Sense as Backup for Red Sox

Former Red Sox shortstop Alex Gonzalez is a free agent and can still field the position well, but fans should be wary if their team pursues him as an everyday shortstop, according to ESPN. Gonzalez, whom Boston fans remember as the clean-fielding infielder who preceded Julio Lugo, is an even worse offensive player now than he was in 2006, if Keith Law's analysis is any indication...
Via NESN.com
November 07, 2011  |  Discuss

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