The Baseball Show, pres. by Pepsi MAX: Split-finger fastball

In this week’s episode of The Baseball Show, presented by Pepsi MAX, SNY.TV’s Ted Berg and SNY analyst Bob Ojeda discuss the split-finger fastball, during which Ojeda explains the grip of the pitch, while looking at big-league pitchers who throw it well…


The Baseball Show will post each week here on MetsBlog and will feature a rotating group of experts breaking down the game with in studio demos and statistical analysis.






9 comments
twiggy10
twiggy10

If Miller would sign a 3 or 4 year deal at $1.5M should the Rangers do that? Could become a bargain, but I also don't know if Miller would sign that.

jqstave
jqstave

@twiggy10 I'd sign Miller in a heartbeat if that's what he wanted. No way he'd sign for that kinda term at that kinda money, sadly.

@jqstave @twiggy10 i think Miller and Fast will get bridge deals, 2yrs each at around $1.5m per, Etem will get a "show-me" 1 year deal i think. As for Step, i was thinking a multi-year $6m deal but i think we can add $0.5-1m to that thanks to the stupid O'Reilly deal

Adam Rabinowitz
Adam Rabinowitz

Maybe Sather should have looked ahead and not signed Dan Boyle to a 2 year contract? 



Adam Rabinowitz
Adam Rabinowitz

@Frank B @Adam Rabinowitz No looking ahead, is realizing next year cap squeeze could be tight and Sather not only paid a older player but gave him 2 years. If he had to have Boyle sign him for 1 year. 



Boyle comes off the books for next year's cap squeeze.

Would it have helped us if it was a one year contract for just last season? Absolutely.  Would Boyle have signed here for one year? Probably not.

Frank B
Frank B

If the talking heads are right Stepan will get in the 7 mi range and then Miller, Etem and Fast will resign their qualifying offers which were all under a mil per. So it appears the Rangers can accommodate all 4. We will have to see

mike desorbo
mike desorbo

Miller, Etem and Fast will all play on their QO, only Stepan will get big money.