Jeff Passan

Jeff Passan



MLB Insider, @ESPN. Write for Seen on TV. Author, The Arm. Husband, father, Elmo impersonator, not Jett. 📣

Kansas City
Joined on April 21, 2009

We looked inside some of the tweets by @JeffPassan and here's what we found interesting.

Inside 100 Tweets

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Tweets with videos
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112. in country United States and category Writer

470. in category Writer

In his last six games, Colorado outfielder Charlie Blackmon is 17 for 23 (.739) with two HR, eight RBI, 10 runs, four walks and no strikeouts. Through 17 games, he's 34 for 68. While Blackmon is hitting .500, the batting average in MLB this year: .233, even lower than in 1968.

Ramon Laureano’s suspension for charging the Astros’ dugout, as @susanslusser said, is for six games.

Quoted @MarlyRiveraESPN

MLB is considering a 20-game suspension for Astros hitting coach Alex Cintrón and a 5-game suspension for A's outfielder Ramón Laureano, club sources told ESPN.

The league has, as Marly suggested, given Alex Cintron a 20-game suspension.

Stephen A forever

Baseball needs a postseason bubble.

Last week, one team president put it very clearly: "Our only chance is to start planning a postseason bubble." While the talks are preliminary, as @BillShaikin reported earlier, they're real, and they've got a significant amount of backing around the sport.

Major League Baseball has had preliminary discussions about holding its postseason in a bubble-type format, sources familiar with the conversations told ESPN. Early details on why MLB is embracing the bubble and what it could look like, at ESPN:

I have Madison Bumgarner as the sixth pitcher to go on the injured list today. That’s 56 pitchers on the IL for non-COVID reasons through the first 18 days of this season, according to the fine folks of ESPN Stats & Info. First 18 days of 2019: 24 First 18 days of 2018: 19

Cleveland Indians pitcher Mike Clevinger went out with teammate Zach Plesac in Chicago on Saturday night in violation of team protocol, sources tell ESPN. Clevinger was scratched from his scheduled start Tuesday against the Cubs and will quarantine. He flew with the team Sunday.

Ramon Laureano to ESPN on Astros hitting coach Alex Cintron: “I regret charging him because he’s a loser. (A suspension) is understandable, but I hope it’s not that many games.” Discipline is coming, and Cintron, sources said, faces a lengthy suspension:

Houston Astros hitting coach Alex Cintron made a vile comment to Oakland A's outfielder Ramon Laureano regarding his mother, prompting a benches-clearing melee Sunday, Laureano tells ESPN. Cintron denies talking about Laureano’s mother. News at ESPN:

In the end, the Mets traded Anthony Kay, who's already a serviceable major league pitcher, and Simeon Woods-Richardson, who scouts really like and think can be a good major league starter, for 11 games of Marcus Stroman on what wound up being a third-place team.

Mets starter Marcus Stroman has opted out of the 2020 season. He has accrued enough service time to reach free agency this winter. He'll do so not having thrown a big league pitch this year.

The wonderfully talented folks at ESPN have translated the Fernando Tatis Jr. story into Spanish, and you can read it here: Also, just because outtakes are fun, here is Tatis' impersonation of @EJerezESPN's legendary home run call. It's pretty spot-on.

Six minutes of Fernando Tatis Jr. being awesome is exactly what you need to brighten your day.

This is about family, country, team, sports and all of the things we hold dear. It’s also about a 21-year-old who is the most exciting damn baseball player in the world. ESPN Cover Story on Fernando Tatis Jr. and what he carries in pursuit of greatness:

John Mozeliak says one player tested positive today. OF Lane Thomas

Around baseball, teams have a sense of which others are doing the best with coronavirus protocols — often based on how they’re treated on the road. The Indians are universally respected for their vigilance. And sitting a pitcher as good as Plesac illustrates how serious they are.

Can confirm that the Indians sent home starter Zach Plesac after he violated team rules by leaving the hotel to go out in Chicago, as The Athletic reported. Cleveland has been extremely stringent with protocols, and this action is a warning to their players — and perhaps others’.

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