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LONG DISTANCE MEMORIES
Just putting together some notes on Giancarlo Stanton’s 2014 home runs. Here’s some fun stuff (all info culled from ESPN Stats and Info Group’s Hittrackeronline.com):
Stanton’s average 2014 home run traveled 415.3 feet. No major leaguer who hit more than 20 homers had a longer average distance.
There were 50 home runs in all of Baseball that traveled at least 450 feet last season. Giancarlo hit 7 of them.
10 teams didn’t hit a single long ball that traveled at least 450 feet.
No other team had more than the Giants’ 5 and the Blue Jays’ 4.
The Angels, Dodgers, Cubs and Royals hit 3, and the Red Sox, Braves, D-Backs, Twins, Rockies, Brewers and Athletics hit 2.
Outside of Stanton’s 7, only 4 major leaguers hit as many as 2 homers of at least 450 feet: Michael Morse of the Giants, Edwin Encarnacion of the Blue Jays, Billy Butler…
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Marlins Bullpen Options Pretty Much Set
JUPITER, Fla. — The Marlins remained in the running for Francisco Rodriguez until the end, right up until K-Rod ultimately agreed to go back to the Brewers on a two-year, $13 million deal.
Miami stayed in talks with agent Scott Boras, at least through Wednesday. The Marlins’ initially were willing to offer a two-year deal in the $10 million range. It’s unclear if they moved much off that number.
Although Miami would have liked to add a proven veteran like Rodriguez to the back end of their ‘pen, the club is perfectly satisfied with the candidates already in camp.
And now that K-Rod is off the board, the Marlins are not likely to pursue either right-hander Rafael Soriano or lefty Phil Coke. At least not on a big league contract.
Had the Marlins signed K-Rod they would have had a safety net to close if Steve Cishek wasn’t available.
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