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This Month in Baseball - July
« on: July 01, 2018, 12:35:16 PM »
That contract will never look good.

So we're coming up on the All-Star break.  What major moves will be made at the end of the month?  Stay tuned!

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Re: This Month in Baseball - July
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2018, 09:04:23 AM »
Shane Victorino retired.  Thanks for the homer in the '13 ALCS bro.

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Re: This Month in Baseball - July
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2018, 12:58:10 PM »
I figured he’s been retired
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Re: This Month in Baseball - July
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2018, 12:19:36 AM »
Shane Victorino was a Rule 5 pick twice. The Padres gave him a trial in 2003, sent him back to the Dodgers. The Phillies selected Victorino in 2005. Victorino didn't make the team, the Phils offered him back to the Dodgers and the Dodgers declined. The Dodgers also non-tendered Jayson Werth after 2006. Straight up gave away two of the Phillies' starting outfielders that beat them in consectutive LCS's. But I digress. Anyway, 2005 was the first year I did scorekeeping for Baseball Info Solutions. I saw Victorino's breakout minor league season up close. He would hit a home run in his first at bat and hit a bunt single the next. Only 24 years old, power and speed, it was obvious the Phillies had something. Victorino won International League MVP, got a spot in the Phillies lineup and had a career.

2008. Victorino hit a grand slam off Sabathia in the second inning of game two and the Brewers were never in the series after that. Game four he hit the home run off Cory Wade in game four that tied the game. Everyone remembers Matt Stairs' home run, but without Victorino's home run that one doesn't happen. He hasn't played in two years, I think he was effectively retired but it's nice to reminisce about a player who provided a ton of good memories.

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Re: This Month in Baseball - July
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2018, 05:52:36 PM »
Jennry Mejia has a better chance of playing on the Mets next season than David Wright.
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Re: This Month in Baseball - July
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2018, 10:48:29 AM »
Jesus Aguilar didn't make the all star game roster. I'd say MLB should be ashamed but that's the same business that's held onto a guy's lifetime ban well over a half century after he went into the ground.

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Re: This Month in Baseball - July
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2018, 01:35:37 PM »
Mike Zagurski got DFA by the Brewers. Can't say he didn't deserve it but I really have an irrational hate of them.
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Re: This Month in Baseball - July
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2018, 12:59:51 AM »
Jesus Aguilar didn't make the all star game roster. I'd say MLB should be ashamed but that's the same business that's held onto a guy's lifetime ban well over a half century after he went into the ground.
Aguilar is tied for sixth in the National League among first basemen in WAR, never played enough to qualify for a batting title and just started leading the league in slugging percentage yesterday. How many players do we want in this thing?

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Re: This Month in Baseball - July
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2018, 01:38:03 AM »
I purchased a ticket to the Futures Game in Washington by the way. It will be my first time checking out that ballpark.

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Re: This Month in Baseball - July
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2018, 11:49:12 AM »
Jesus Aguilar didn't make the all star game roster. I'd say MLB should be ashamed but that's the same business that's held onto a guy's lifetime ban well over a half century after he went into the ground.
Aguilar is tied for sixth in the National League among first basemen in WAR, never played enough to qualify for a batting title and just started leading the league in slugging percentage yesterday. How many players do we want in this thing?

I know he wasn't famous last year but thanks.

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Re: This Month in Baseball - July
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2018, 12:12:17 PM »
Game 1 of a double header between the Phillies and Mets was won by the Mets when Wilmer Flores hit a walk off home run in the 10th. That gave him 10 career walk off RBI. He now leads the Mets for most career walk off RBI.
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Re: This Month in Baseball - July
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2018, 01:03:24 PM »
I purchased a ticket to the Futures Game in Washington by the way. It will be my first time checking out that ballpark.

It's a wonderful stadium. Just a pain in the ass to get to.

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Re: This Month in Baseball - July
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2018, 01:02:05 AM »
I purchased a ticket to the Futures Game in Washington by the way. It will be my first time checking out that ballpark.

It's a wonderful stadium. Just a pain in the ass to get to.
Driving, metro or both? I'm planning on metro.

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Re: This Month in Baseball - July
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2018, 12:13:57 PM »
Yay, Aguilar and Segura won the final vote!

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Re: This Month in Baseball - July
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2018, 01:45:08 PM »
Diamondbacks getting beat up so bad by the Rockies that I turned the game on in the 4th inning and Diamondbacks have a position player pitching.
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Re: This Month in Baseball - July
« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2018, 11:44:50 AM »
PAY MOOKIE

At-bat of the year right there.

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Re: This Month in Baseball - July
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2018, 04:35:08 PM »


Just play this on loop above his plaque in Cooperstown in about 20 years.  It wasn't like the last pitch was a meatball either; he golfed ball four over the Monster.

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Re: This Month in Baseball - July
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2018, 12:08:26 AM »
I hope fans soon appreciate how good Mookie Betts is. He may be the second best player in the game.

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Re: This Month in Baseball - July
« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2018, 04:35:49 AM »
Chase Utley press conference this afternoon. There could be a retirement announcement coming. Brace yourselves, because I will sound the Hall of Fame drum for him.

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Re: This Month in Baseball - July
« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2018, 05:35:36 AM »
Chase Utley press conference this afternoon. There could be a retirement announcement coming. Brace yourselves, because I will sound the Hall of Fame drum for him.

I dunno if I'd go that far mostly due to the injuries he accrued but I wouldn't be like, "OMG Worst Ever," either. He put up a 125 OPS+ from 2004-2014 with a 61.9 WAR including 5 years of MVP caliber production.

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Re: This Month in Baseball - July
« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2018, 07:38:45 AM »
The Brewers are playing like it's the second half of the season or something.

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Re: This Month in Baseball - July
« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2018, 02:18:44 PM »
So chances that Jacob deGrom is the first Cy Young winner with a losing record? Still ton of time left but certainly possible.  Will baseball "purists" lose their shit or has the tide finally turned on wins for pitchers?

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Re: This Month in Baseball - July
« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2018, 02:26:32 PM »
I went and saw the Padres/Cubs game today and 70%+ of the crowd were Cubs fans. Every Cubs player that stepped up to the plate got an ovation. About four years ago I saw the Padres/Dodgers play each other and I don't remember it being as bad.
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Re: This Month in Baseball - July
« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2018, 02:28:40 PM »
Feels good to see the Yankees doing so well....and still being 4.5 back.

The NL as a whole just seems aggressively mediocre this year so far.  But the real trash of the league seems to be in the AL.

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Re: This Month in Baseball - July
« Reply #24 on: July 15, 2018, 10:44:00 PM »
So chances that Jacob deGrom is the first Cy Young winner with a losing record? Still ton of time left but certainly possible.  Will baseball "purists" lose their shit or has the tide finally turned on wins for pitchers?

He could end up with less than 10 wins and a well below 2.00 ERA. That's insane to think about.
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Re: This Month in Baseball - July
« Reply #25 on: Today at 11:44:26 AM »
Really bland lineup for the Derby this year aside from Harper.  If he goes out early so do the viewers.

Justin Verlander seems like the happiest man alive.  Not that I blame him.

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Re: This Month in Baseball - July
« Reply #26 on: Today at 02:06:56 PM »
That was an enjoyable Derby. Every matchup was close. Schwarber with 55 bombs.