• Will Alex Rodriguez ever be in the hall of fame?

    Best answer: It depends on how closely they look at his association with drugs. If they consider that, it might be a toss up, but if they overlook it, I think he's a shoe-in.
    Best answer: It depends on how closely they look at his association with drugs. If they consider that, it might be a toss up, but if they overlook it, I think he's a shoe-in.
    10 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Do u get a bit depressed when you see the NBA and NFL guys earning huge contracts like $140 million, when you or I probably earn $9 per hr?

    Best answer: Nope. They have talent I don't have. No sense getting wound up over it.
    Best answer: Nope. They have talent I don't have. No sense getting wound up over it.
    11 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Has anyone ever played baseball?

    Best answer: no, all those MLB millionaires on 30 teams and countless minor league teams have only been pretending to play baseball for the last 125+ years..
    Best answer: no, all those MLB millionaires on 30 teams and countless minor league teams have only been pretending to play baseball for the last 125+ years..
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • MLB Shohei Otani?

    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Why do the Indians always blow it?

    2017 Blow 2-0 lead to Yankees ALDS 2016 Blow 3-1 lead to Cubs World Series 2007 Blow 3-1 lead to Red Sox ALCS 1999 Blow 2-0 lead to Red Sox ALDS 1997 Blown save in Game 7 of World Series 2013 Shutout by Rays Wild Card 2001 2-1 lead to Mariners ALDS 1998 2-1 lead to Yankees ALCS
    2017 Blow 2-0 lead to Yankees ALDS 2016 Blow 3-1 lead to Cubs World Series 2007 Blow 3-1 lead to Red Sox ALCS 1999 Blow 2-0 lead to Red Sox ALDS 1997 Blown save in Game 7 of World Series 2013 Shutout by Rays Wild Card 2001 2-1 lead to Mariners ALDS 1998 2-1 lead to Yankees ALCS
    9 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Where do you think Japanese superstar, Shohei Ohtani, will sign?

    Best answer: If you heard Joel Sherman last night on MLB network he made the case that the most likely place Otani will go could be the Yankees because he wants to pitch and hit. Sherman pointed out that the new CBA with more off days and how the Yankee schedule is configured would be the best fit. Yankees have consecutive... show more
    Best answer: If you heard Joel Sherman last night on MLB network he made the case that the most likely place Otani will go could be the Yankees because he wants to pitch and hit. Sherman pointed out that the new CBA with more off days and how the Yankee schedule is configured would be the best fit. Yankees have consecutive Monday off days which are the norm in Japan and Otani could pitch Sunday games be off Monday and Tuesday and DH Wed-Fri be off Sat before starting Sun. Rangers are also strong contenders but whoever it will be will most likely be an AL team so he can hit and pitch both. It would not be so productive to pitch in NL and then only be avaiable to pinch hit the other days.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Jamie Moyer had a 25-year pitching career and was about 50 when retired, so why do people say Yu Darvish and Jake Arrieta are over-the-hill?

    Best answer: Just because one player plays to an unusually high age, doesn't mean that other players aren't well into their decline before that age. Jamie Moyer was a unique pitcher. He never threw hard enough to get batters out with a fastball, he relied on precise pitch placement, off speed pitches and changes of... show more
    Best answer: Just because one player plays to an unusually high age, doesn't mean that other players aren't well into their decline before that age.

    Jamie Moyer was a unique pitcher. He never threw hard enough to get batters out with a fastball, he relied on precise pitch placement, off speed pitches and changes of pitch velocity to fool batters. He didn't strike out very many batters but the changes in pitch velocity meant that when batters hit the ball they didn't get solid contact so he got enough ground balls and fly balls to get batters out and be modestly effective. He also typically did not pitch deep into the game and run up high pitch counts. his role was to get 6 solid innings and keep the game close enough for the offense and bullpen to do the rest.

    Because he didn't throw hard, didn't throw as many pitches, and his arm lasted a lot longer. He also didn't decline as fast since his skill was never based on throwing hard. So losing a few MPH off his fastball as he aged didn't change his ability to get batters out because he had never relied on velocity to get outs in the first place.

    And add the fact that he was left handed which is rarer so teams are more willing to keep him around longer because they have to take what they can get for left handed pitching.

    Oh, and Moyer played for lousy teams for much of his career and was a fan favorite with the nice-guy image. So when you have lousy teams that will do anything to sell tickets and a fan favorite player who will play for a relatively low salary (and isn't terrible), there's a good chance the team will offer him contracts longer than what a contending team would offer to a declining player who is past his prime.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • In a softball game, when should an umpire call safe?

    scenarios when a batter or runner is called safe
    scenarios when a batter or runner is called safe
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • A baseball team played 35 games and won 4/7 of them.?

    How many games were won? How many were lost?
    How many games were won? How many were lost?
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Can you be a fat/overweight baseball player and still be good?

    Best answer: You got to be fit to be good. Yes, but you don't have to be fit to be a baseball player. Don't worry about looks, but stamina.
    Best answer: You got to be fit to be good. Yes, but you don't have to be fit to be a baseball player. Don't worry about looks, but stamina.
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How do you like my idea to help speed up MLB games?

    Instead of the pitch clock, how about this? If a batter takes too long on a timeout, charge him a strike. If a pitcher takes too long between pitches, charge him a ball. The only exception to this rule would be to allow them extra time to try to walk off an injury.
    Instead of the pitch clock, how about this? If a batter takes too long on a timeout, charge him a strike. If a pitcher takes too long between pitches, charge him a ball. The only exception to this rule would be to allow them extra time to try to walk off an injury.
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Does the MLB have parity in its league better now than in past baseball ?

    Best answer: Well, let's see...in the past few years the Giants, Cubs, Astros, Royals and Phillies have all won the Series. What do you think?
    Best answer: Well, let's see...in the past few years the Giants, Cubs, Astros, Royals and Phillies have all won the Series. What do you think?
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Do you think the Los Angeles Dodgers should've won the World Series?

    Best answer: No. Dodgers only won 3 games. 4 wins are required.
    Best answer: No. Dodgers only won 3 games. 4 wins are required.
    13 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Jim Palmer or Tom Seaver?

    Best answer: They were remarkably similar for their career if you look at their 162-game averages. Palmer's was 17-10 with a 2.86 ERA while Seaver was 16-11 and 2.86. Seaver averaged one more start while Palmer averaged one more appearance and one more complete game. Seaver had a slightly lower WHIP and more strikeouts,... show more
    Best answer: They were remarkably similar for their career if you look at their 162-game averages.
    Palmer's was 17-10 with a 2.86 ERA while Seaver was 16-11 and 2.86.
    Seaver averaged one more start while Palmer averaged one more appearance and one more complete game.
    Seaver had a slightly lower WHIP and more strikeouts, but Palmer played in the AL his entire career and faced lineups featuring a DH for the bulk of it.
    It comes down to personal preference but I think Palmer was more of a big game pitcher than Seaver -- he was 8-3 in the postseason compared to Seaver's 3-3 mark -- and he was so smooth on the mound. His delivery appeared to be effortless. I'd go with Palmer.
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • What is former baseball player Pete Rose doing now?

    Best answer: Negotiating with Satan to be inducted into the HOF after his death. Looks like Satan will get the best of that deal.
    Best answer: Negotiating with Satan to be inducted into the HOF after his death. Looks like Satan will get the best of that deal.
    9 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Is Ken Griffey Jr. The Greatest Seattle Mariners Icon Ever?

    Best answer: Edgar Martinez is close, but Junior is tops.
    Best answer: Edgar Martinez is close, but Junior is tops.
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Who was the better overall baseball player, Frank Robinson or Roberto Clemente?

    Best answer: I'm a little surprised that someone would choose Clemente over Robinson. The Pirates star had a cannon for an arm -- I saw him throw a ball from the right field corner in Wrigley Field to 3rd base on the fly to nail Jim Hickman of the Cubs -- but Frank Robby is the only man to win the MVP award in both leagues... show more
    Best answer: I'm a little surprised that someone would choose Clemente over Robinson.
    The Pirates star had a cannon for an arm -- I saw him throw a ball from the right field corner in Wrigley Field to 3rd base on the fly to nail Jim Hickman of the Cubs -- but Frank Robby is the only man to win the MVP award in both leagues and one of just 14 players in MLB history to win a Triple Crown.
    Clemente hit for higher average but Robinson had a higher OBP and slugging percentage. Robby also scored more runs, hit more homers, drove in more runs and, amazingly, stole more bases than Clemente.
    Clemente was a perennial Glove Glover but Robinson was so much better as a hitter that Roberto's glove work does not give him an edge.
    It's not even close.
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago