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Re: MLB Regular Season: 2019
« Reply #250 on: August 06, 2019, 07:28:06 AM »
Yeah. Sorry if I said that and it sounded like I was ragging on the Marlins. I was more trying to say that the Marlins haven't managed to equal the trade value for Yelich so far. I figured people seemed good, but getting there is still a process.

Will say though, it is interesting to see all the very young and good talent around the league. They all seem to be great talents (or at least the ones I pay attention to).

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Re: MLB Regular Season: 2019
« Reply #251 on: August 07, 2019, 05:48:41 AM »
I also feel like Stroman probably thought he was going to a pennant race and now he has to go to the Mets. Ouch.
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Re: MLB Regular Season: 2019
« Reply #252 on: August 07, 2019, 06:17:54 AM »
I just looked at the NL standings.  Fuckin' Miami is only 17 games out of a playoff spot.  What the hell?

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Re: MLB Regular Season: 2019
« Reply #253 on: August 08, 2019, 01:19:35 AM »
The National League apart from the Braves and Dodgers is unbelieveably mediocre this season. The Phillies are in a playoff spot despite playing like absolute shit at times.

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Re: MLB Regular Season: 2019
« Reply #254 on: August 09, 2019, 01:33:59 PM »
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Re: MLB Regular Season: 2019
« Reply #255 on: August 10, 2019, 11:14:37 AM »
Aristides Aquino has homered in 4 straight games for the Reds. He's already hit 2 homers so far tonight.

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Re: MLB Regular Season: 2019
« Reply #256 on: August 10, 2019, 11:34:50 AM »
Make it 3. Dude just murdered a ball.

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Re: MLB Regular Season: 2019
« Reply #257 on: August 11, 2019, 02:51:33 AM »
The Cleveland Indians fell as far as 11.5 back of the Twins back in June. A win today creates a tie for first place in the AL Central.

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Re: MLB Regular Season: 2019
« Reply #258 on: August 12, 2019, 12:08:11 PM »
Gleyber Torres is a certifiable Oriole murderer.  Hits a solo HR in game 1 of the double header, then 2 more in the nightcap.  Yankees already had the all-time record for most HR against an opponent in a season coming into these games and have hit 7 more today

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Re: MLB Regular Season: 2019
« Reply #259 on: August 13, 2019, 01:26:31 PM »
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Re: MLB Regular Season: 2019
« Reply #260 on: August 14, 2019, 08:24:25 AM »
The Yankees went 17-2 against the Orioles this season

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Re: MLB Regular Season: 2019
« Reply #261 on: August 14, 2019, 11:16:32 AM »
How did the Orioles do on Sundays?
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Re: MLB Regular Season: 2019
« Reply #262 on: August 14, 2019, 04:20:14 PM »
No way did the Orioles win two games.
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Re: MLB Regular Season: 2019
« Reply #263 on: August 15, 2019, 12:01:29 AM »
Both of them were on the opening weekend, FWIW.

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Re: MLB Regular Season: 2019
« Reply #264 on: August 15, 2019, 08:20:55 AM »
Somehow 2B Jurickson Profar has managed 100+ games for Oakland while hitting .205 with a 73 OPS+ and -0.6 WAR... seriously, Oakland can't find any other body to play 2B for them?

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Re: MLB Regular Season: 2019
« Reply #265 on: August 16, 2019, 01:43:50 AM »
Bryce Harper's grand slam was the moment of the year thus far for the Phillies. Three in a row for the Phils and though they have been maddingly inconsistent, they could have a run in them yet. The team is slowly patching their bullpen with average but still better than before relievers like Blake Parker, Mike Morin and now Jared Hughes. I can't see how they can expect to make it past a first round matchup with the Dodgers, but it at least makes for an exciting August/September.

The Cubs are percentage points out of first in the Central and still in position for the wild card, but this loss certainly seems to have brought the defeatist attitude from the fans. They look nowhere near the team from 2016 that looked poised to dominate for half a decade.

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Re: MLB Regular Season: 2019
« Reply #266 on: August 17, 2019, 02:01:20 AM »
I'm fairly certain the world needs Bill Walton to call every baseball game.

https://www.mlb.com/cut4/bill-walton-calls-white-sox-game-from-broadcast-booth

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« Reply #267 on: August 17, 2019, 03:45:09 AM »
Bryce Harper's grand slam was the moment of the year thus far for the Phillies. Three in a row for the Phils and though they have been maddingly inconsistent, they could have a run in them yet. The team is slowly patching their bullpen with average but still better than before relievers like Blake Parker, Mike Morin and now Jared Hughes. I can't see how they can expect to make it past a first round matchup with the Dodgers, but it at least makes for an exciting August/September.

The Cubs are percentage points out of first in the Central and still in position for the wild card, but this loss certainly seems to have brought the defeatist attitude from the fans. They look nowhere near the team from 2016 that looked poised to dominate for half a decade.

They did the same thing yesterday losing in the ninth. The Dodgers and Astros are basically the teams the Cubs should've been. Joe is getting nearly all of the blame, but I think more blame should be put on Theo for some of his choices he's made and not selling high on guys that have minimal value now like Russell, Schwarber, and Almora. Kris Bryant is still very good, but doesn't seem like that elite player he should've been and I don't think he's gonna stay in Chicago when he hits FA, so I'd dangle him in trades in the offseason if it continues to get bad.

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Re: MLB Regular Season: 2019
« Reply #268 on: August 17, 2019, 04:29:16 AM »
I'm fairly certain the world needs Bill Walton to call every baseball game.

https://www.mlb.com/cut4/bill-walton-calls-white-sox-game-from-broadcast-booth

That's fantastic.  I was watching a Padres broadcast recently where Walton was being interviewed.  He was there because his band was playing at the park that night and it was a whole story of him starting as a roadie for this group and working his way in.
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Re: MLB Regular Season: 2019
« Reply #269 on: Today at 07:16:15 AM »
Bryce Harper's grand slam was the moment of the year thus far for the Phillies. Three in a row for the Phils and though they have been maddingly inconsistent, they could have a run in them yet. The team is slowly patching their bullpen with average but still better than before relievers like Blake Parker, Mike Morin and now Jared Hughes. I can't see how they can expect to make it past a first round matchup with the Dodgers, but it at least makes for an exciting August/September.

The Cubs are percentage points out of first in the Central and still in position for the wild card, but this loss certainly seems to have brought the defeatist attitude from the fans. They look nowhere near the team from 2016 that looked poised to dominate for half a decade.

They did the same thing yesterday losing in the ninth. The Dodgers and Astros are basically the teams the Cubs should've been. Joe is getting nearly all of the blame, but I think more blame should be put on Theo for some of his choices he's made and not selling high on guys that have minimal value now like Russell, Schwarber, and Almora. Kris Bryant is still very good, but doesn't seem like that elite player he should've been and I don't think he's gonna stay in Chicago when he hits FA, so I'd dangle him in trades in the offseason if it continues to get bad.
They did trade Jorge Soler. The difficulty is that most teams are also aware if a player has peaked, so it's hard to play that game anymore. Still, I would've expected those players to improve. I wonder how much of it ties into the juiced ball so drastically changing the game the last three years. Certain teams (Astros, Dodgers, Yankees) and their analytic departments adjusted quickly. I think some analytic teams may have been left behind.

And since I mentioned it, let me complain about home runs again. We know the ball is juiced. AAA baseball switched the baseballs they use and in ONE YEAR the home run rate spiked 60%. This is not good nor particularly entertaining baseball.

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« Reply #270 on: Today at 08:39:23 AM »
I was watching some of the broadcast last night and Buster Olney mentioned that Maddon is upset about the shift to analytics in the game and that situational strategies mean nothing anymore.  In all honesty he sounds like a guy who's mentally checked out of managing at this point.

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Re: MLB Regular Season: 2019
« Reply #271 on: Today at 01:25:22 PM »
Sale is shut down for the season and the spectre of Tommy John is floating around.  It's like last season used up this team's lifeforce or something.

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Re: MLB Regular Season: 2019
« Reply #272 on: Today at 05:04:36 PM »
Bryce Harper's grand slam was the moment of the year thus far for the Phillies. Three in a row for the Phils and though they have been maddingly inconsistent, they could have a run in them yet. The team is slowly patching their bullpen with average but still better than before relievers like Blake Parker, Mike Morin and now Jared Hughes. I can't see how they can expect to make it past a first round matchup with the Dodgers, but it at least makes for an exciting August/September.

The Cubs are percentage points out of first in the Central and still in position for the wild card, but this loss certainly seems to have brought the defeatist attitude from the fans. They look nowhere near the team from 2016 that looked poised to dominate for half a decade.

They did the same thing yesterday losing in the ninth. The Dodgers and Astros are basically the teams the Cubs should've been. Joe is getting nearly all of the blame, but I think more blame should be put on Theo for some of his choices he's made and not selling high on guys that have minimal value now like Russell, Schwarber, and Almora. Kris Bryant is still very good, but doesn't seem like that elite player he should've been and I don't think he's gonna stay in Chicago when he hits FA, so I'd dangle him in trades in the offseason if it continues to get bad.
They did trade Jorge Soler. The difficulty is that most teams are also aware if a player has peaked, so it's hard to play that game anymore. Still, I would've expected those players to improve. I wonder how much of it ties into the juiced ball so drastically changing the game the last three years. Certain teams (Astros, Dodgers, Yankees) and their analytic departments adjusted quickly. I think some analytic teams may have been left behind.

And since I mentioned it, let me complain about home runs again. We know the ball is juiced. AAA baseball switched the baseballs they use and in ONE YEAR the home run rate spiked 60%. This is not good nor particularly entertaining baseball.

It's actively harming the game for me. The homers are so diluted, it might be harder to tell who is good at them than during the juiced up players era.