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mojicianIf the Seahawks went to court, they might be able to sue Lynch for damages relating to his strike as well as to void the contract. Could you imagine all the Lynch jerseys that are not going to sell because of the hold out?13 min 33 sec ago
Bat571DJ left the game Saturday with a "wrist contusion" apparently from a fielding play. He had handled the last two plays in the inning.18 min 34 sec ago
mojicianOf course, the court remedy of voiding the whole contract would only be desirable if Lynch's contract was burdensome to the Seahawks. The Hawks can quickly be rid of a striking Lynch without court by trading him to some other team for a football prospect. It is probable that plenty of teams would take a flier on Lynch in hopes of sweet talking him back to dat action, or by granting him a concession on his contract.19 min 20 sec ago
mojicianUnder the NFL, Player's union collective bargaining agreement, strikes and hold outs are strictly forbidden, and teams can go straight to court and bypass NFL arbitration law if there is a strike. I think the Seahawks could go to court and have a good case for voiding Lynch's entire contract for material breach if he continues his hold out into the regular season.24 min 9 sec ago
benihanaSore wrist - Ryan Divish ‏@RyanDivish "People asking about DJ Peterson being pulled from his game with Jackson. @CHarris731 says he took a ball off the wrist in the field."34 min 39 sec ago
GLSDJ has been out of the Jackson lineup for a few days now. He was pulled after 1 AB on Saturday. Anyone know what happened?1 hour 19 min ago
Gordon GrossKivlehan is 3rd in the Southern League in ops. Behind some dude named bryant, and another good prospect in Lamb. He's getting better every week. I get mad at the Ms for not moving DJ to first... but maybe that's because Pat won't let em. I still think he should be in the OF though. Nice having system bats, I won't lie. Just don't rush em.3 hours 40 min ago
moethedogMLBTR has it that the Cubs rejected a Yankees bid on Ruggiano. Initeresting. Are they looking at a better bid by someone else? Could be. He's a RHB OF'er worth getting. Franklin might do it straight up.4 hours 57 min ago
bsrDept of Who Knew? Per Wikipedia: Benjamin Isaac Broussard (born September 24, 1976) is an American professional baseball first baseman. He is currently a musician, and still plays baseball in Mexico City, Mexico, for the Diablos Rojos and the Long Island Ducks in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball ... Broussard has released two full-length music albums. The first, his self-titled album, was released in 2005. The second, Renovated, was released in 2009. He was also featured on the album, Oh Say Can You Sing?, a compilation of different Major League Baseball players singing their favorite songs. On that album Broussard sang U2's With or Without You. He is now a full-time musician.12 hours 41 min ago
Bat571vR ABs = 21414 hours 34 min ago
Bat571Now, about platoon splits. Some guys don't seem to have them. Patrick Kivlehan in 71 G at Jackson, covering 259 ABs - Overall = .317/.389/.510/.899, vL = .311/.392/.511/.903, vR = .318/.389/.509/.898. That is the closest I have ever seen for that many ABs (vL = 45, vR =24). He has become some kinda hittter! Walking 10.2% and K'ing 18.8% as well. Can you really ask for more?14 hours 34 min ago
Bat571When he first came up, he was able to do it - I'm hoping he can rediscover how.15 hours 6 min ago
Bat571We'll just have to see what Mr. Ackley does when pitchers adjust. When he was pulling off, the books was away,away. Now that he's staying on the ball and obviously seeing it well, they'll start busting him and moving his feet. If HoJo can get him through that by helping him keep his hands in and scorch a few down the RF line while not pulling off, then the skills change will start to show - he'll see the ball more consistently and his walk rate should increase and his Ks go back down to his minors numbers. IF ......15 hours 15 min ago
Bat571Matt - I think we are seeing the same things - by keeping his head still and his shoulder closed, he IS seeing the ball better. If he CAN continue to do so, then it will start to show up as a skills change. It hasn't yet, but as he gains confidence, it either will, or he'll start pulling off again and the ball will no longer be seen as clearly, and he'll go back to OPSing .640.15 hours 30 min ago
bsrPut it this way, you can be a snake businessman and get results, and in a competitive field like pro sports...(most) sins will be forgiven for a winner. Nothing terribly wrong with this type of behavior for a F500 exec, it's not like Jack is an ambassador negotiating peace in the Middle East here. But when you don't get results to outweigh the bad behavior...it doesn't look so good.15 hours 36 min ago
bsrWeren't the Yanks all upset a few years back about Z backing out of the Lee for Montero deal last minute when he got Smoak on the line from TX? It's the same snakey behavior as this article is citing. I mean, you can view this all as a vast conspiracy / gamesmanship attempt against the downtrodden M's...or you can take it at face value and see it as Z being called out repeatedly by many sources for being a bush league executive. (With both his peers and his subordinates -- sure he might be a good drafter but that's not about relationships.)15 hours 41 min ago
bsrI don't read the Rosenthal article as an indictment of the ownership group, I read it as a critique of Z. "Rival executives" know what any Mariner GM has to deal with behind the scenes, the situation has been the same for decades. If they thought Z was a decent guy making his best effort to overcome well-known challenges, I can't see why they'd sling mud at him publicly like this. I think we are seeing another indicator, in line w/ Baker's reporting, that Z is an unliked guy and a weak GM. Of course the piece could be off base, but OTOH when's the last time we heard anything good about Z? Where there's multiple plumes of smoke...15 hours 54 min ago
SABR MattLOL...interesting how we came to opposite conclusions even though we're both seeing the same guy and both encouraged with the better looking ABs right now. I'm just not seeing big changes in the component stats that would suggest that there's a real skills change in the works. Makes me think he's seeing the ball real well right now but whatever mechanical changes he's made aren't likely to last.15 hours 56 min ago
Bat571Is that going to be enough to carry lineup weight from LF? Well, he's still better suited in my mind to 2B, but Cano answers that question both ways - Ackley won't displace him, but Robbie hits so well he gives some room for a lighter bat in LF.16 hours 9 min ago
Bat571Ackley: the hitting is real - he looks like he did when he first came up and was putting up decent numbers, before Wedge tried changing him. Whether it's sustainable is a whole different matter. he's tinkered so much with things since he came up, I'm surprised he's back striding into the ball and getting solid, shoulder-driven wood on it. I'd say if he can keep his focus for a few more weeks, pitchers will start pounding him and we'll see if he can keep his shoulder in still. If so, he may be able to be the hitter he should be, a doubles, gap-to-gap hitter with good speed; a perfect #2 or a #6-7 to keep rallies going. A hitter in AAA threatening his job would, in my opinion, help him keep his focus and get him to keep attacking the ball. But HoJo seems to have gotten into his head enough I have some hope.16 hours 10 min ago