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Questions with Dado

I decided I'm starting a new series on questions for my dad because he's the best.  But seriously, if you're ever in need of a trivia team member, ask him and you won't be disappointed.  Which makes it so sad how terrible my brother, sister, and I are.  

I'll randomly ask him questions and he always seems to know the answer.  On all topics.  It's gotten to the point when a question comes up with friends I'll always say, "I'll ask my dad."

So I'm going to share a tiny bit of his knowledge with you!

First up:

Date: September 3, 2015
Subject: disabled lists


hey dado,

question:  what's the point of having 7 day, 15 day, etc. disabled lists?  i understand putting them on the disabled list allows for someone else on the roster, but i don't understand why they need to put a time on it...

fire away :)


good question, you ought to call that into guys on MLB network on SiriusXM.  They can talk a subject to death.   I think these times are sort of arbitrary, probably negotiated in the contract between the owners and the players.  I know the 7 day applies to concussions, that's kind of new.  The 15 day guys are still counted on the 40-man roster, but there's a 60-day DL that does not count on the 40-man roster.   It becomes a strategy issue, like yesterday a reporter on MLB tv was talking about the Yankees' 1st baseman, Teixeira.  He has a bone bruise that they thought he would recover in four or five days, so they didn't put him on the list.  Now he's not healed and they have had this gap in their active roster, playing one man short. 

I haven't answered your question - I think it prevents you from just shuttling people back and forth for competitive advantage. 

p.s. This idea came as a result of this email.  He didn't know I would be posting it....


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