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FLC review request[edit]

It's been over a month since the List of Major League Baseball players with a .400 batting average in a season was nominated for FL. So far, only one user has commented. If a few more folks from our baseball community can give it a quick look and some input, that would be great. Cheers! —Bloom6132 (talk) 10:29, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

Problematic Kinston Eagles dab page[edit]

Kinston Eagles is a disambiguation page, and the final three links on that page all point to Carolina Mudcats#Franchise history. Those final three links cover a time period from 1962 to 1984. However, very little history of any Kinston Eagles teams is provided in the Carolina Mudcats article. The Kinston Eagles page itself was a redirect to a Kinston Indians page prior to February 23, when Kinston eagle changed it into a DAB page and redirected the Kinston Indians page, which had a lot of useful information, to the Carolina Mudcats article. This is a very discombobulated and non-ideal arrangement, so I'd like to get suggestions on how this might be better organized. Lepricavark (talk) 14:08, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

This was the result of a previous conversation with a larger scope regarding baseball in Kinston, but also the lineage of MiLB teams. It looks to me that at least all of the Kinston teams from 1978 to 2011 (Blue Jays, Eagles, Indians) should be combined into one article titled Kinston Indians. Kinston teams played continuously during that period which suggests they are the same franchise. A second article may be Kinston Expos covering that team's 1974 season and the Eagles' play from 1925 to 1973. Again, this looks like a continuous franchise. Hat notes may be used to direct readers to other versions of the Eagles covered in different articles. The two other Kinston teams (Highwaymen [1922] and Robins [1921]) may be combined into a third article or left separate depending on their relationship. Of course, during this process, content would need to be rescued from those pages that now redirect. Pinging @Kinston eagle: in case he doesn't see this. NatureBoyMD (talk) 14:55, 7 March 2017 (UTC)
The 1978 Kinston Eagles were a Carolina League expansion team. That team became the Kinston Blue Jays who became the 1986 Kinston Eagles who became the Kinston Indians who became the Carolina Mudcats. It is all the same franchise. There is no reason to have a Kinston Indians page since the Mudcats are the same team. If you feel the Kinston Indians page had a lot of useful information for the Mudcats page, feel free to move that info there. It's all still in that page's history. Just keep in mind that everything prior to 1978 belongs to earlier franchises. Everything from 1962-1974 belongs to the Kinston Expos page which is what that franchise was named when it was ultimately dropped from the Carolina League. Kinston eagle (talk) 15:57, 7 March 2017 (UTC)
Ok, so the bottom two being linked to the Mudcats makes sense, although it seems like much of the information from the Kinston Indians page was about teams prior to the 1987–2011 Indians, and that information could have been preserved elsewhere. I also don't understand why the Kinston Expos page is redirected to the Carolina Mudcats page if they aren't really connected. Shouldn't the Kinston Expos have a separate article? And I find it curious that the Wilson Tobs article makes almost no mention of any connection to Kinston. Lepricavark (talk) 16:22, 7 March 2017 (UTC)
Yes it should. I don't know who did that or why. Kinston eagle (talk) 18:04, 7 March 2017 (UTC)
The Kinston Expos page has been a redirect since you redirected it back in 2007. I'm not quite sure what to do with that page. Lepricavark (talk) 20:28, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

Importance rating for MLB team season articles[edit]

Are MLB season articles suposed to be given a low-level or mid-level importance rating? Doe it differ from one article to the next? I've seen a fair amount of both levels. Lepricavark (talk) 18:32, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

I would assume that teams that made the playoffs would have a higher importance level than teams that did not. Spanneraol (talk) 19:08, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

Nick CastellanosNicholas Castellanos – Per [1], "In all official ways, the Tigers said, starting third baseman would be referred to as Nicholas – not Nick – Castellanos". I figured I could move the page myself, but I'd prefer to do it this way, with consensus. There's a discussion on the player's ralk page. RobDe68 (talk) 17:11, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

DSL Orioles[edit]

Today the Orioles announced that they are going with one DSL team instead of two. Should we delete the second roster template or redirect it to Template:Dominican Summer League Orioles roster. They may expand in the future back to two teams but who knows? Thanks for yall's input. NYGiantsfan1991 (talk) 20:33, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

I'd go for deletion. Can easily be recreated if they go back to two teams. Spanneraol (talk) 22:23, 10 March 2017 (UTC)
Yeah I agree with deletion. – Muboshgu (talk) 22:49, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

Duplicate Articles[edit]

So the 2017 World Baseball Classic is ongoing, but there are duplicate articles regarding the Pools like in the case of Pool B and another article with an identical name. Can anyone do something about that? –Zacchaeusbarbour (talk) 22:06, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

Where's the duplicate? That first link is to 2013's Pool B. Lizard (talk) 22:11, 10 March 2017 (UTC)
I just now realized this, I changed the links to show what I meant. Whereas Pool A has a line in between, the rest don't; I had to change the sections to say that. Zacchaeusbarbour (talk) 22:46, 10 March 2017 (UTC)
Also, I've removed your speedy tags from the WBC pool redirects because you didn't provide any explanation for why the pages should be deleted. Lepricavark (talk) 22:25, 10 March 2017 (UTC)
Sorry, I rushed it to delete the articles. Zacchaeusbarbour (talk) 22:46, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

I have an idea (regarding postseason coverage)[edit]

Okay, how about this; what if, like the case of the NFL, NBA, and NHL playoffs, we consolidate everything into one article. The article will be called 2017 Major League Baseball postseason, and will be divided into American League and National League halves. Does anyone like this idea?–Zacchaeus (talk) 23:03, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

I find those three articles to be barely manageable. I prefer the way we do it. – Muboshgu (talk) 23:40, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

Secret Nine Baseball[edit]

Greetings I'm seeking help for Secret Nine Baseball article, can anyone suggest sources and content?Sir.Leyenda (talk) 15:17, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

@Sir.Leyenda: I'd recommend taking another look at the OffBeat Magazine article and gleaning more information from it (being careful not to plagiarize). A quick glance at the article turns up details about a few different games played in 1931, as well as a scheduled game in 1932. How about mentioning the episode of Armstrong and his bodyguards 'playing' ball? As for sources, I've had a difficult time turning up much for the minor league negro team articles I've worked on (Nashville White Sox, Nashville Stars, & Nashville Cubs). Your best bet may be to try to turn up the Louisiana Weekly article mentioned in the article. Perhaps your school's library could help locate it. Let me know if I can do anything else to help. NatureBoyMD (talk) 05:16, 27 March 2017 (UTC)