- Jul 8, 2003
Baseballs aren’t spinning the way they used to.
More than a month into the era of increased scrutiny on the application of prohibited sticky substances to major league baseballs, spin rates on fastballs have fallen about 4 percent, as strikeouts have decreased and on-base percentage has risen — midseason changes without parallel in decades.
Man Nats are phoning it in at this point.This doesn't surprise me. The Dodgers needed to replace one high priced pitcher because Bauer is taking a vacation, which by the way according to ESPN most team mates don't want him back, with another high priced pitcher..
Los Angeles Dodgers finalizing deal to acquire stars Max Scherzer and Trea Turner from Washington Nationals, sources say
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