"People always say they want to assign roles, or relief pitchers would like to know their role," Ausmus said. "But you’ve got to earn a role. It’s as simple as that. And roles aren’t handed out. You’ve got to earn them. Joakim Soria earned the role as a closer. He did it, produced that way, and he did a very good job for us while he was here. If somebody steps up and shows that they can pitch in a certain slot, we’ll put them there. But at this point, I don’t know that we’ve seen that."Brad Ausmus, per Jason Beck http://beck.mlblogs.com/2015/07/31/wilson-gets-chance-amidst-bullpen-anarchy/
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I don't save stuff. I was kidding the guys before the game today, I don't even ask for an autographed ball by anybody, because you can't read the names on it. I've got all kinds of baseballs, you don't know who they are. I don't need an autographed ball from my team or any other team.Postgame press conference
"After the All-Star break, Trout hit .324/.479/.539. The average and slugging percentage are superlative. The on-base percentage is wondrous. Since 1961, only three players – Barry Bonds, Edgar Martinez and Frank Thomas – have produced at those triple-slash levels over a full season." Apples to Apples Jeff...http://sports.yahoo.com/news/mlb-season-awards--al-mvp-once-again-comes-down-to-cabrera-vs--trout-132142070.html#more-id
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"The way he's been swinging the bat, it's pretty hard not to play him." -- Jim Leyland on Delmon Young, who will start in LF in the National League parkhttp://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121020/SPORTS0104/210200389
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How can a team with Miggy Cabrera (5.5 WAR), a red-hot Austin Jackson (4.2 WAR) and slugging Prince Fielder (2.9 WAR) be only 11.7 wins above replacement for hitting and defense? If you do some quick adding, you will see that just those three combine for 12.6 WAR. Answer: When you give 456 plate appearances to Delmon Young (-1.0 WAR), 430 more to Brennan Boesch (-1.4 WAR) and 214 to Ryan Raburn (-1.9 WAR), well, you are not helping out the cause much.Joe Blogs: Fun with WAR