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MLB Offseason Thread
« on: September 30, 2019, 03:01:25 PM »
The Angels, Padres, Giants, Royals, Cubs, and Pirates have managerial openings.
There are rumors Joe's going to end up with the Angels cause he spent so much time there and he owns a house in Long Beach.


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Re: MLB Offseason Thread
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2019, 05:31:44 AM »
Mickie Callaway will not return as Mets manager. Would love Girardi but I would guess he will go to the Cubs

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Re: MLB Offseason Thread
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2019, 06:37:34 AM »
It sounds like David Ross has a good shot at the Chicago job.  Jon Heyman thinks he's the favorite, he's already in the organization, and he'll be cheap. 

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Re: MLB Offseason Thread
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2019, 05:45:09 AM »
I take back my bitching about Girardi cause I like him more than Ross the more I think about it. Ross feels like the MLB equivalent of the Bulls signing Fred Hoiberg but he has far less coaching credentials than Hoiberg had.

Also, Joe Maddon is expected to be named manager of the Angels this week. Joe/Trout is scary enough, but I'm interested into seeing how Joe is with Shohei Otani.

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Re: MLB Offseason Thread
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2019, 02:38:27 AM »
Gabe Kapler is no longer the manager of the Phillies.
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Re: MLB Offseason Thread
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2019, 03:09:17 AM »
Joe Maddon is the Angels manager. Hopefully they can put together a rotation.
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Re: MLB Offseason Thread
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2019, 12:57:13 AM »
Sounds like Joe Girardi is the new manager of the Philadelphia Phillies.

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Re: MLB Offseason Thread
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2019, 05:51:46 AM »
NXT wrestler Jayce Tingler to manage the Padres.
https://www.mlb.com/news/jayce-tingler-to-be-padres-manager

Really we couldn't get Dusty Baker or someone with actual experience?
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« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2019, 01:14:49 AM »
Tingler's hire is getting positive reviews from the hive I follow on Twitter. He's managed a few seasons in the minors and he's served on major league coaching staffs so it's not the same as hiring someone like Brad Ausmus. Time will tell but I think this is a strong rookie hire.

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Re: MLB Offseason Thread
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2019, 06:15:19 AM »
Carlos Beltran looks like the new Mets manager.

The Baseball HOF announced the Ford Frick nominees (for broadcasters). Familiar names include Hawk Harrelson, Pat Hughes, Joe Castiglione, Dewayne Staats, Mike Shannon. I'm hoping though that this is the year Jacques Doucet gets the honor. He is the current French announcer for the Blue Jays and worked for the Montreal Expos in that capacity for their entire tenure.

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« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2019, 06:23:05 AM »
Beltran apparently wants .Terry Collins as his bench coach. That got a legit laugh out of me. He was just fired two years ago!

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« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2019, 12:48:13 PM »
And two years later after Beltran is let go, Terry can take his place.
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« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2019, 05:15:39 PM »
Carlos Beltran looks like the new Mets manager.

The Baseball HOF announced the Ford Frick nominees (for broadcasters). Familiar names include Hawk Harrelson, Pat Hughes, Joe Castiglione, Dewayne Staats, Mike Shannon. I'm hoping though that this is the year Jacques Doucet gets the honor. He is the current French announcer for the Blue Jays and worked for the Montreal Expos in that capacity for their entire tenure.

I want to see Hawk in while he’s still alive. Hawkisms are great. I know he’s polarizing, but as a White Sox fan he made watching someone outside of Chicago feel like he was watching with someone. Homer announcers deserve a spot.

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« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2019, 03:20:44 AM »
They essentially set up the system where local announcers are considered every three years (this year being one).

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« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2019, 08:10:38 AM »
If they weren't going with a more experienced manager I think Beltran was a great hire by the Mets.  Heard numerous stories from his time as a special assistant with the Yankees of him helping hitters make adjustments at the plate or pitchers when he noticed them tipping pitches.  Incredibly well respected among the players, especially the young guys from Latin America

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« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2019, 03:06:57 AM »
If Joe Castiglione gets the nod, I hope he mentions the specials that week at Shaws Supermarkets during his induction speech.

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« Reply #20 on: November 10, 2019, 02:45:45 PM »

Padres got new unis.
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« Reply #21 on: November 10, 2019, 02:49:17 PM »
They’re the pirates now?

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« Reply #22 on: November 11, 2019, 02:17:23 AM »
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« Reply #23 on: November 11, 2019, 01:13:23 PM »
Pete Alonso wins NL rookie of the year.

Yordan Alvarez wins AL rookie of the year

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Re: MLB Offseason Thread
« Reply #25 on: November 12, 2019, 06:22:45 AM »
That the Astros have enjoyed the best road record in baseball over the last five years suggests that this is a very broad issue.

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« Reply #26 on: November 13, 2019, 09:43:28 AM »
Jacob deGrom wins 2nd straight Cy Young

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« Reply #27 on: November 15, 2019, 12:35:49 AM »
Digging into Awards season...

-Every writer had Trout/Bregman or Bregman/Trout as their top two. No other players snuck in.

-Four writers gave J.T. Realmuto (deserved, IMO) downballot votes. None of them were Philly writers. Freddie Freeman got a 2nd place vote from Tracy Ringolsby in Colorado.

-Kirby Yates got a fourth place Cy vote.

There are a handful of individual ballots that are a little puzzling, but overall the writers really got this one right.

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« Reply #29 on: November 18, 2019, 09:55:15 AM »
There's been a ton of proof so far, but that clip doesn't show much. I've never been in a dugout, so I don't know if they all have a table and a garbage can in them like that or not, but nothing there proved anything. There was no monitor there, just table and a garbage can.
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« Reply #30 on: November 18, 2019, 01:20:01 PM »


Brewers got new threads too.
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« Reply #31 on: Today at 02:53:26 AM »
I saw some articles a few months ago about how the Astros are the dynasty the Chicago Cubs should've been. With them being exposed as cheaters, those articles didn't age well. I don't think there will be a Yankees type dynasty anytime soon in MLB. There's too much parity and the one thing MLB has over NBA and NFL is unpredictability in the postseason. Like no one thought the Nationals would win the World Series, same with Cleveland making the series and the Royals making it two years in a row.

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« Reply #32 on: Today at 05:47:40 AM »
Teams can dominate over a long period of time in the regular season. But I think those late '90s Yankees teams fooled us into thinking the postseason isn't as random as it actually is.