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Re: MLB Regular Season: 2019
« Reply #150 on: June 04, 2019, 02:31:22 AM »
Oddly Gonzalez's closest comparable player pre-injury was Raul Mondesi. Post injury Gonzalez lined up with Walker twice. CarGo never had the arm strength of either player. I kind of like the Mondesi comp better. Walker was a legit five tool monster.

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« Reply #151 on: June 05, 2019, 11:48:37 AM »
Craig Kimbrel to Cubs. Could be a move that screws us but they needed to address the Bullpen. If Morrow does come back and you have Kimbrel/Morrow/Strop/Montgomery/Chatwood/Cishek/Edwards/Kintzler and that's potentially an elite pen. Even without Morrow it is dangerous and great. I'm happy with the move.

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« Reply #152 on: June 06, 2019, 12:51:03 AM »
The deal really strikes me as low risk in the grand scheme of things. $43 million, it's only money. Money sitting on a shelf can't win you more ball games. The only way a contract really hurts you is if a player is blocking a roster spot. For a pitcher, you either move him to a lower leverage spot, or he's probably hurt anyway.

Speaking of hurt relievers, the Phils have six of them now. Robertson, Neshek, Morgan, Dominguez, Ramos, Arano. Watching pitching staffs in 2019 is a blast.

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« Reply #153 on: June 06, 2019, 12:24:49 PM »
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« Reply #154 on: June 08, 2019, 04:39:51 PM »
I've become so cranky and old. There was a woman and her family sitting next to me at the Angels game. She was on her phone about 90% of the time. She'd look up people were cheering or the fan cam was on. Anyway, Tommy LaStella, Trout, and Ohtani hit consecutive home runs.
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« Reply #155 on: June 09, 2019, 05:57:06 AM »
So Callaway has let it be known that Met starting pitchers will be pushed to the 115-120'pitch limit from now on.  Matz threw 120 in 6 innings last night.  I'm sure this will end well.  Although I almost can't blame the guy with how terrible the pen is

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« Reply #157 on: June 13, 2019, 01:29:16 PM »
Ohtani hit for the cycle. He's the first Japanese born player to do that.
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« Reply #158 on: June 13, 2019, 02:05:09 PM »
I heard that earlier and was surprised.  I really would've assumed Ichiro did it at some point.  Saw some pieces on Ohtani while he was still in Japan, really hope to see him do well.
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« Reply #159 on: June 14, 2019, 12:13:56 AM »
Ichiro seems like the only other one who could've done it, unless two outfielders had simultaneous heart attacks while Hideki Matsui played.

This was just Ohtani's third career triple. Doubtless he will hit more in his career, but two players hit for the cycle in their careers with just two career triples. Eric Valent (Mets) and Bill Salkeld (Pirates). Otis Clymer made the most of his second and last career home run, hitting for the cycle that day.

Ty Cobb never cycled. 675 doubles, 276 triples, 110 home runs.

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Re: MLB Regular Season: 2019
« Reply #160 on: June 14, 2019, 12:04:40 PM »
The Red Sox have 6 homers tonight and we aren't even through the 5th.  Guess who they're playing?

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« Reply #161 on: June 15, 2019, 02:43:11 PM »
The Mariners traded Edwin Encarnacion to the Yankees

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« Reply #162 on: June 16, 2019, 12:54:09 PM »
EE wasn't a need but the Yankees gave up nothing for him, Seattle is picking up most of his $ this year, he kills Boston, and another AL contender would have traded for him if we didn't.  Lineup is gonna be a Murderer's Row if Judge and Stanton come back and hit like they should.

My only big concern here is that they might trade Clint Frazier, who just got sent down to AAA, for pitching.  I really like him and feel like he's too young and too good an athlete for his defensive struggles to be a forever thing.  They have a lot of other prospects they can use, Frazier is MLB ready, young, cost-controlled, and Brett Gardner will be gone after this year.  If he can get the errors under control I'm sure he can be a passable LF in time

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« Reply #163 on: June 18, 2019, 05:14:20 AM »
Actually, the player that the Mariners got back in the EE deal was someone they traded to the Yankees originally, so yeah. Yankees really didn't give up anything for EE.


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« Reply #165 on: June 20, 2019, 05:15:23 AM »
I just read that. Woah.

It has to suck for the players because it doesn't feel like you have a home game. It'd be cool to see the Rays and Jays play in Montreal.
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« Reply #166 on: June 20, 2019, 08:23:28 AM »
I finally went to a game at Tropicana a week ago.  I liked the area but that building is awful, it was a horrible combination of a stale shopping mall and a poorly maintained YMCA.

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« Reply #167 on: June 20, 2019, 08:27:50 AM »
I finally went to a game at Tropicana a week ago.  I liked the area but that building is awful, it was a horrible combination of a stale shopping mall and a poorly maintained YMCA.

I've been by there lots as I love North Beach at Fort De Soto and it is right at the same exit, but I've never actually been inside.

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« Reply #168 on: June 20, 2019, 11:35:27 AM »
I thought Tropicana was fine. I don’t need a luxury palace to watch a freaking baseball game. When you give the choice as $800 million of taxpayer money or the perfectly cromulent stadium that already exists, the answer should be obvious. The location is the real problem. You can’t count on half your fans commuting across the bay every weeknight.

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« Reply #169 on: June 20, 2019, 12:00:04 PM »
I agree with Al, the location is awful and truthfully was a poor decision even in '98 or when they thought about giving them a franchise.

This is not a good idea for MLB, if it isn't working out in Tampa/St. Pete and they think Montreal is more viable long term, just go.


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« Reply #170 on: June 20, 2019, 01:55:32 PM »
They actually started building in 1986. St. Petersburg and Tampa are in different counties, Pinellas County ultimately funded the project.

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« Reply #171 on: June 20, 2019, 02:13:11 PM »
Both the White Sox and Giants threatened to move there when they started building it.
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« Reply #172 on: June 22, 2019, 12:42:51 PM »
What makes the Astros turn into the .Mets when they play at Yankee stadium?  For such a great team they suddenly seem to forget how to play baseball when they get there

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« Reply #173 on: June 23, 2019, 10:18:06 AM »
Mickey Callaway reportedly had a confrontation with a reporter after today's horrendous late inning loss to the Cubs.  Apparently he called a a reporter a "motherfucker" and then Jason Vargas attempted to fight the reporter.  So yeah now we are reliving the early 90s era in Mets folklore.

Knowing how conscious Mets brass is of PR I would not be surprised to see Callaway fired over this.

And meanwhile the Phillies are on a free fall.  Can't see Kapler keeping his job if they don't turn things around soon

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« Reply #174 on: June 23, 2019, 01:24:37 PM »
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« Reply #176 on: June 25, 2019, 05:38:56 AM »
Stu Sternberg and the Rays held a press conference trying to push the two cities idea. This is 100% about trying to play St. Petersburg/Tampa and Montreal against each other and seeing who blinks first and finances a stadium. I think the Rays have destroyed their fanbase in the Tampa Bay area. Who would blame the locals for not supporting the team now?

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Re: MLB Regular Season: 2019
« Reply #178 on: June 29, 2019, 04:44:21 AM »
Of all the stadiums to emulate for the London series, Oakland wouldn't be the one I would have chosen.  Also, it's like 385 to center which lol.  I wonder if they want a lot of offense in this series?

Porcello should be first on the trading block, but who the fuck wants him?

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« Reply #179 on: June 29, 2019, 05:02:40 AM »
On pace for a 9 hour game.  So nothing surprising.

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« Reply #180 on: June 29, 2019, 06:17:21 AM »
Of all the stadiums to emulate for the London series, Oakland wouldn't be the one I would have chosen.  Also, it's like 385 to center which lol.  I wonder if they want a lot of offense in this series?

Porcello should be first on the trading block, but who the fuck wants him?
It’s shoehorned into a former Olympic stadium. What else could they do? Though I do have an idea where anytime they play in a non baseball stadium, they should drop home plate from a helicopter and build the field around it wherever it lands.

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« Reply #181 on: June 29, 2019, 09:58:17 AM »
I see that the Yankees and Red Sox setback baseball by decades by having such a high scoring game.
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« Reply #182 on: June 30, 2019, 02:48:37 AM »
They just need 11 more combined runs today to top the 2 game runs scored record of 46 between the two teams.

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« Reply #183 on: June 30, 2019, 03:33:43 PM »
It's not even the All-Star break and the Red Sox bullpen looks completely cooked.  Letting Kimbrel and Kelly walk wasn't the problem, it was not even bothering to replace them with anything approaching quality and just slapping a pen together with hope and spit. 

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Re: MLB Regular Season: 2019
« Reply #184 on: July 01, 2019, 02:23:15 AM »
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« Reply #185 on: July 01, 2019, 02:56:49 AM »
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« Reply #186 on: July 01, 2019, 03:15:32 AM »
Gonna be the stick-in-the-mud here but: meh.  It's become one of those things that was vaguely amusing at first but, like most everything else, the internet managed to drive quickly it into the ground

Also considering their total payroll Bonilla's payout is, what, barely 1%?  Not exactly a budgetary albatross for the team

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« Reply #188 on: July 01, 2019, 06:48:21 AM »
I think it colors Bonilla's career with the Mets a bit unfairly. The Mets traded for Bonilla before the 1999 season (shedding $4.5 million in payroll with Mel Rojas, who was cooked). Bonilla had a terrible 1999. But Bonilla had 3.5 good years with the Mets from 1992-95 and he was a net positive for the franchise on the field. The absurdity is the terms of the buyout. But I don't think it's really an indication of anything bad on Bonilla's part, apart from him aging.

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« Reply #189 on: July 01, 2019, 07:08:33 AM »
Bonilla was a good player. Growing up watching a good amount of Pirates baseball, back when living in PA, I was always a fan. More power to him for getting an awesome buyout at the end.


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Re: MLB Regular Season: 2019
« Reply #190 on: July 01, 2019, 08:22:52 AM »
Apparently Angels SP Tyler Skaggs passed away. Cause of death is unknown.

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« Reply #191 on: July 01, 2019, 08:41:02 AM »
I remember seeing Skaggs a fair amount with the DBacks and being disappointed when he was traded.  Always shocking when someone goes this young.  My first thought gravitated to the ex-Dbacks pitcher that got injured by his drone but then remembered that was Trevor Bauer after he was in Cleveland.  Skaggs was found in his hotel room so very curious what comes of this.

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« Reply #192 on: July 01, 2019, 11:06:38 AM »
Apparently Angels SP Tyler Skaggs passed away. Cause of death is unknown.

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« Reply #193 on: July 01, 2019, 11:53:26 AM »
Awful news.  Young guy who's best days on the mound may have been ahead of him.  I remember him as a highly regarded prospect who got set back a bit by TJ.  Looked like he'd been pitching decent so far this season.

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« Reply #194 on: July 02, 2019, 06:58:13 AM »
The Rangers and Angels will play tonight. From a practical standpoint, the Angels haven't enjoyed good starting pitching this year. Skaggs was possibly their most dependable starter and this makes things all the more difficult.

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« Reply #195 on: July 02, 2019, 01:25:45 PM »
Autopsy results are being withheld at the family's request til after the season.  Kind of points to the cause of death being the obvious one

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« Reply #196 on: July 02, 2019, 01:34:39 PM »
Autopsy results are being withheld at the family's request til after the season.  Kind of points to the cause of death being the obvious one
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« Reply #197 on: July 02, 2019, 01:38:10 PM »
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« Reply #198 on: July 06, 2019, 09:33:58 AM »
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