Sunday, July 15, 2012

Mizzou Baseball Diaspora: Phil @ ASG, More Rash Words, Minor Showdown & a Panegyric

This is the picture I found when I googled panegyric.
It has nothing to do with Max Scherzer or Mizzou Baseball.


Daily Notes: Largely a Panegyric to Max Scherzer (
...It’s possible that the author would take some interest in Scherzer, owing to how he (i.e. Max Scherzer) has posted a 4.72 ERA but only a 3.72 FIP and only a 3.28 xFIP and then only a 3.08 SIERA — that last figure representing the fourth-best such mark among the league’s 97 qualified starters...


♦ The first match up between the Danville Braves of Blake Brown and Eric Garcia vs. the Pulaski Mariners of Blake Holovach turned out to be not so great for all three recently drafted Tigers:

D-Braves Sink Mariners, Sail to 2-1 Win (
Entering tonight's game, Pulaski Mariners starter Blake Holovach hadn't allowed an earned run all season. But the D-Braves broke that streak Saturday night. The Braves scored two runs on seven hits to defeat the Mariners 2-1 in the first game of this three game series at American Legion Post 325 Field.
Blake Brown went 0-for-4 in the game; Garcia did not play.

Covering the Bases: Trevor Coleman (
T-Bones catcher Trevor Coleman often makes trips to the mound during the game to talk to pitchers. But what do they talk about? In the latest installment of “Covering the Bases,” Coleman explains his three basics for talking to a pitcher during a game.

1. Know the pitcher

“A lot of talking to the pitcher is knowing the pitcher and knowing how he’s going to react to what you’re going to say. There are different personalities within the pitching staff. Some guys might need motivation, some guys need you to calm them down, and some guys may need you to slow them down because the game gets going a little quick for them...


Bradley on ASG: "boarderline overwhelming" (
Former MLB All-Star and current MLB Players Association employee Phil Bradley joined the Bald Faced Truth with John Canzano to share some of his memories of the game. He started his career at the young age of twenty four with the Seattle Mariners. Bradley would go on to be one of only two players in Mariners franchise history to record a career batting average of over .300 (the second player being Ichiro Suzuki). In the first night game ever played at Wrigley Field, Bradley blasted the first home run ever seen in the dark at the Cubs historic venue. The Home Run would later be for nothing as the game got rained out and no winner was decided.

Click HERE for AUDIO of the interview


Top prospect Rash declines MLB contracts, opts for Missouri (The Maneater)
Negotiations between Rash and Philadelphia never panned out, though. According to a report from the Des Moines Register, Rash’s family asked for an $800,000 signing bonus, but the Phillies could only offer $500,000 and $120,000 for college.

“That was way below where we valued his college experience,” Rash’s father, Mike, said in the report.

Alec Rash, out of Adel-Desoto-Minburn High School where he also played football and basketball, stands 6 feet, 5 inches and has a pitch arsenal featuring a fastball that has been marked at 95 miles per hour. Rash’s draft profile describes him as “very athletic, but still very raw, more of a project who will have to work on his mechanics and improve his command.”
Signing deadline passes; Rash headed to Missouri (Columbia Tribune)
Mike Rash said the family requested $800,000 during negotiations. He said the Phillies countered with an offer of $500,000 plus $120,000 for college.

"That was way below where we valued his college experience," Rash's father said.

Rash said the family met with officials from the Phillies four times.
Phils officially cut ties with second-round pick (
Assistant general manager Marti Wolever said he wasn’t “overly disappointed” about not getting a deal done with Rash, a 6-5 righthander.

“We’ll get an extra second-rounder next year,” he said. “We liked [Rash], but he didn’t pitch well this summer. We made a fair offer. He’s going to school.”

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