I mentioned yesterday that if “Moneyball” makes a bunch of dough that Hollywood — being what it is — will likely try to go back to that well as many times as it can. One candidate would certainly be the Tampa Bay Rays story, working off of Jonah Keri’s “The Extra 2%.” But really, there are many potential baseball/business combinations just ripe for some good old fashioned story-tellin’.
Over at BaseballNation today, Grant Brisbee outlines several possibilities, complete with excerpts from the screenplays. My favorite: The Boston Red Sox story: “Moneyball II: Now Featuring Money … How an underdog team used smarts and a crap-ton of money to persevere.”
Go for the lols, stay for the lols.
Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the Padres will place outfielder Franchy Cordero on the 10-day disabled list and activate outfielder Hunter Renfroe from the DL on Monday.
Cordero, 23, has been slumping, batting .140 with four extra-base hits in 47 plate appearances dating back to May 11. The Padres noticed that the forearm issue has been affecting his swing in recent games. Manager Andy Green said, “It was something where he could swing a certain way to manage it. But swinging that way was not him.”
Renfroe, 26, has been out since mid-April due to inflammation in his right elbow. He hit .200/.281/.440 in 57 PA prior to landing on the disabled list. Renfroe played in 10 rehab games with Triple-A El Paso.