Like us on Facebook


Follow us on Twitter





Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 21
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Brooklyn
    Posts
    41,471

    MLB to crack down on illegal substances used to alter pitches

    Guess there is a lot of belief that the correlation between higher RPM and spin rates is coming from artificial substances

    https://www.newsbreak.com/news/22723...ign-substances

    Don't know if it made a difference today but Bauer had noticeably lower spin rates on all his pitches than he has had in previous starts.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Central Iowa
    Posts
    6,072
    In cold weather, a better grip for pitchers is a safety factor for hitters, but in weather like this, it is just unfair.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    3,949

    MLB to crack down on illegal substances used to alter pitches

    Yankees are about to hate that cole deal


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Los Angeles County, CA
    Posts
    46,167
    Couple weeks ago there was a tweet that said they are prepared to embarrass some of the games best pitchers... everything has been super tame so far.

    They took Kimbrels hat and ever since he's basically been the same guy, striking out half the batters he's faced and avoiding hard contact for the most part.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    32,439
    https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/m...incidence/amp/

    If Bauer is using a substance to boost his spin rate, the man is a total hypocrite after going out of his way to criticize pitchers and teams publicly for it before. Its a one-game sample size, though. Let's see how spin rates of marquee pitchers like a few starts in.


  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Los Angeles County, CA
    Posts
    46,167
    Quote Originally Posted by mightybosstone View Post
    https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/m...incidence/amp/

    If Bauer is using a substance to boost his spin rate, the man is a total hypocrite after going out of his way to criticize pitchers and teams publicly for it before. Its a one-game sample size, though. Let's see how spin rates of marquee pitchers like a few starts in.
    He basically told everyone he was gonna do it and took home a CY with it lol

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Bloomington, IL
    Posts
    6,019
    Quote Originally Posted by mightybosstone View Post
    https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/m...incidence/amp/

    If Bauer is using a substance to boost his spin rate, the man is a total hypocrite after going out of his way to criticize pitchers and teams publicly for it before. Its a one-game sample size, though. Let's see how spin rates of marquee pitchers like a few starts in.
    He constantly told MLB it was going on and their response was basically "We don't give a ****" Smart move on his part to join the party and net himself a Cy/big contract. Now it looks like he was able to use it his benefit and possibly finally get them to do something about it.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    South Dakota
    Posts
    17,396
    knew there had to be a reason for Bauer to go from decent to stud.....certainly wasn't just his sparkling personality
    gotta love 'referential' treatment

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Posts
    8,099
    Quote Originally Posted by Sofnr View Post
    He constantly told MLB it was going on and their response was basically "We don't give a ****" Smart move on his part to join the party and net himself a Cy/big contract. Now it looks like he was able to use it his benefit and possibly finally get them to do something about it.
    Hats off to him.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Brooklyn
    Posts
    41,471
    https://twitter.com/BaseballDoesnt/s...29707490238465

    Maybe Bauer shouldn't have been so open about using substances and talking about wanting a level playing field. His spin rate is down significantly since MLB started paying more attention.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Brooklyn
    Posts
    41,471

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Brooklyn New York
    Posts
    23,306
    Canít wait for the increase in injuries and HBP.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    If Trump can become president with no political background then I don't understand why I need a resumť

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Posts
    8,099
    Quote Originally Posted by metswon69 View Post
    https://twitter.com/BaseballDoesnt/s...29707490238465

    Maybe Bauer shouldn't have been so open about using substances and talking about wanting a level playing field. His spin rate is down significantly since MLB started paying more attention.
    He already got paid, so I doubt he cares.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    1,477
    Quote Originally Posted by Zmaster52 View Post
    Canít wait for the increase in injuries and HBP.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    I believe the HBP is already the highest it's been before the crack down...

  15. #15
    OhSoSlick's Avatar
    OhSoSlick is offline Formerly RCSownsU - PSDs Sexiest Fireman
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    A Firehouse
    Posts
    36,666
    Fascinating insight from @PeterMoylan on MLB's enhanced foreign substance policy for pitchers [emoji3578]


    Really good listen. 4 minutes.

    https://t.co/9R5TVxkkGc

    Sent from my SM-G981U using Tapatalk
    He is talking about the one and only, pure trash: Ereck Flowers

    Quote Originally Posted by cowboyskilla View Post
    His stern face can give that impression but I don't feel that's the case. New York isn't an easy place to play at, so honestly I can see his confidence at an all-time low for him.

    I don't think he's a bust. I think he just needs the right motivation to pick himself up & play harder.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •