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What is rarer: Timmy's 14Ks or Roy's No-No

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What is rarer: Timmy's 14Ks or Roy's No-No

For Halladay, I looked for all complete game no hit shutouts with the pitcher allowing no more than one walk. From 1950+ there were 57 such games. For Lincecum, I looked for complete game shuouts with no more than one walk and at least 14 strikeouts. There were only 34. ---Rally (the person behind B-refs WAR numbers) What a great game 1 match up in the NLCS

Post Season Discussion - Rangers vs (Devil) Rays Lee vs. Price

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Post Season Discussion - Rangers vs (Devil) Rays Lee vs. Price

I am going going to create a new Fanshot for tonight's game and post some full threads once the champion series start back up on Saturday

Royals prospect Robinson Yambati, also right-handed, reportedly touched 98 during the Arizona...

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Royals prospect Robinson Yambati, also right-handed, reportedly touched 98 during the Arizona Rookie League but didn't have that same velocity when I saw him.

Keith Law Insider

Royals fans, demanding all of the TL list! Of the position players who missed the 20, I would say...

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Royals fans, demanding all of the TL list! Of the position players who missed the 20, I would say Derrick Robinson probably came closest to making the list, and people generally like him better than Clint among Northwest Arkansas Robinsons. He obviously gets noticed for his speed, but he showed better aptitude for the game this year and could be a top of the order threat if he walks more. He looks like he could be at least a fourth outfielder, though. He's almost two years younger than Orlando, who is a similar player but also started to figure it out this year. Both can be game changers on the bases and in the outfield, so it's just a question of how much they'll hit. Giavotella, on the other hand, you can be pretty sure he'll hit but the question is whether his game will play at higher levels. It's effort over skill in most aspects for Giavotella, and his swing can get big at times though he rarely has a bad at-bat. He's aggressive at the plate and in the field and hits a lot of balls in the air but doesn't have the power to get away with that approach. Wouldn't be surprised to see him reach the big leagues, but I would expect it to be as a bench player.

Will Lingo Baseball America Texas League Chat

The Mets will begin interviewing candidates to be their next general manager early next week. The...

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The Mets will begin interviewing candidates to be their next general manager early next week. The team announced Thursday that it had received permission to interview Rick Hahn, the White Sox’ assistant general manager, and Allard Baird, the Red Sox’ director of professional scouting. They have also scheduled an interview with the former Diamondbacks general manager Josh Byrnes.

Mets move forward with GM search Imagine Allard as GM of the Mets!

I'll probably write this up later today, but I saw Jason Adam on Tuesday for 3 innings, and if he'd...

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I'll probably write this up later today, but I saw Jason Adam on Tuesday for 3 innings, and if he'd thrown like that in front of some scouting directors this spring he would probably have been a first-rounder.

Keith Law

M"s have asked for & received permission to interview Royals bench coach John Gibbons for manager's...

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M"s have asked for & received permission to interview Royals bench coach John Gibbons for manager's job, sources say.

Aviles also thrived hitting in the No. 2 hole later in the season, especially behind speedy leadoff...

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Aviles also thrived hitting in the No. 2 hole later in the season, especially behind speedy leadoff man Jarrod Dyson - that combination at the top of the order certainly will give manager Ned Yost and general manager Dayton Moore something to consider all off-season. "Having Dyson in the leadoff spot is incredible," Aviles said. "He makes pitchers so worried. They're constantly looking over at him if he's on first. You're going to get good pitches because of that. It's dynamic. They're more worried about getting him off the bases rather than pitching to me. "I love hitting No. 2, too. It's my favorite spot in the order, hands down. I hit there the first time in Triple-A in 2007. I loved it. I feel the most comfortable there."

Fox Sports KC -- A good sign: Aviles looks like his former self Jason Kendall, you're on notice, Mike Aviles wants the #2 hole!

Matt (KC): Kind of surprised to see Shelby ahead of Myers. Was that a tough choice? Will Myers get...

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Matt (KC): Kind of surprised to see Shelby ahead of Myers. Was that a tough choice? Will Myers get some top 5 love in Carolina League as well? Jim Callis: It was a tough choice, another one you could easily argue for either side. If people thought Myers would catch in the big leagues, I think it would have been very easy to put him at No. 2. But that sounds doubtful, so I went with Miller, who was spectacular down the stretch. I'll take the potential No. 1 starter over the stud corner outfielder.

Jim Callis

After the game Zack Greinke told me he’s gone back to trying to strike people out. That plan worked...

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After the game Zack Greinke told me he’s gone back to trying to strike people out. That plan worked nine times in this game. That’s three innings with no pressure on the defense and this defense could use no pressure. Zack said most of the season he’d been trying to get ground balls. Pitching to contact (letting the other guy hit it) put less stress on him physically and allowed him to go deeper into games. On the other hand, someone’s got to catch those groundballs and the Royals defense has made the most errors in the league. (I said that, he wouldn’t … the guy’s trying to be a good teammate.) As I’ve said before: this is a dilemma. Does Greinke strike people out and turn the ball over to the bullpen sooner? Or pitch to contact and turn the ball over to his defense? He’s finished in 2010 and couldn’t say what approach he’d use in 2011. It might depend on who his teammates are. I’ll say this: The guy isn’t just up there chucking it. He’s smart, articulate (which he doesn’t always show on camera) and he’s given this some thought.

Judging the Royals Sept. 30 Recap Lines up pretty well with the numbers, I thought it had to be intentional how much his GB% jumped up after the first two months of the season were "normal" 40% GB Zack.
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