June 18, 2016

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 07:00 AM - 5 comments

Worst trade in baseball history based on immediate impact?

It's gotta be the White Sox trading for James Shields.

He's made three starts for the White Sox:

June 8: 2.0IP, 7ER
June 13: 5.0IP, 6ER
June 18: 1.2IP, 8ER

If you're doing the math (and you know I am), that's 21.81 ERA in his three starts.

He's given up more runs in those three starts than Clayton Kershaw has in 14 starts this season.

The start BEFORE he was traded (the one that the White Sox saw and thought, "Sure...we'd love to have him!") he gave up 10ER in 2.2 IP.

That means, his last four starts have been 11.1IP, 31ER (24.62 ER). That's more earned runs than Jake Arrieta has given up in his last 31 starts (going back to his start on July 2, 2015).

posted by grum@work at 11:31 PM on June 18

Chile just beat Mexico by a touchdown.

In the other football. I'm in shock.

posted by Goyoucolts at 12:05 AM on June 19

Literally zero added time at the end of 90 too. The Ref stopped the fight.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 01:17 AM on June 19

This is a "Wait a minute, strike that, reverse it" thing, right?

posted by Etrigan at 06:54 AM on June 19

I watched the last part of the first half of CHI v MEX and saw the second goal, then turned it on again towards the end of the second (at 6-0). I figured the TV tech managing the onscreen scoreboard made a typo but after the announcer mentioned it too I realized that one of my dreams was coming true.

I have nothing against Mexico as a country or any of its people but I do hate them as a soccer team! Does that make me a bad person? So be it.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:11 AM on June 19

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