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The stove is hot. Mut, Bradford and Tomase are talking about the reports of David Ortiz’ retirement announcement, as well as their thoughts on the trade the Red Sox made for closer Craig Kimbrel
those ages. Of those, three (Dempster, A.J. Burnett and Bronson Arroyo ) are active and just turned 35. Another ( Ted Lilly ) is active and just concluded his age 36 season. Of the remaining 43 pitchers, how did the group do in terms of remaining durable at ages 36
transformations to contenders. Aside from the 2006-07 Cubs, who spent wildly (most notably on Alfonso Soriano and Ted Lilly ) in free agency, the other teams typically made their most significant leaps through improvements of players who were already
offseason ( Barry Zito , Jeff Suppan, Gil Meche and Jason Schmidt – along with the one pitcher to truly earn his keep, Ted Lilly ), it is entirely possible that the Sox wouldn’t have been a World Series team without Matsuzaka. In 2008, he was the
Sox have been victimized by nine complete game shutouts. That first year there were three (Gil Meche, Jason Schmidt , Ted Lilly ). In '06 Scott Kazmir managed the feat. Felix Hernandez did it in '07, while James Shields claimed his agains the Sox in
The Cubs have four starters under contract ( Carlos Zambrano : 5 years, $91.5M; Ryan Dempster : 4 years, $52M; Ted Lilly : 4 years, $40M; Carlos Silva : 4 years, $48M) on deals of four or more years, though they acquired Silva in a trade this past
that he had confrontations with both Shea Hillenbrand and Ted Lilly : From a lot of people who don’t know him, I expected that ..... that. It’s not something you want to let slide. Ted Lilly , guys have been shown up before when they take the ball from the guy on the
feat only 179 pitchers have accomplished in baseball history. Additionally, Beckett is just one win away from tying Ted Lilly for 20th in active wins (116). As if Beckett needs anything else going for him, no team has a lower batting average
The Dodgers have Chad Billingsley and Clayton Kershaw (another Cy Young sleeper) at the top of the rotation, and Ted Lilly , Jon Garland and Hiroki Kuroda are all swimming safely in the “perfectly serviceable” end of the pool. There is no Adrian Gonzalez, but Andre Either and Matt Kemp both need to have bounce-back years for Don Mattingly . What to watch: For my
the Sox decided to make a starter such as Daisuke Matsuzaka or Felix Doubront available, the fact that Westbrook and Ted Lilly are off the market could only help them. That was the actual news at the GM Meetings. As for the rumors related to the Red Sox, broken down position-by-position: CATCHER –Depending on what happens with the catching market — and foremost, whether
allow 5 or fewer baserunners. The others were the Cubs' Ted Lilly (versus the White Sox) and the Orioles' Jeremy Guthrie ..... 1952. Out of those 16 such games in the last 58 years, Lilly and Roy Halladay have each done it twice