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Re: MLB Offseason Thread
« Reply #150 on: January 16, 2020, 06:18:28 AM »
They can just vacate it.

Anyway, if these rumors about Astros players wearing buzzers that told them what pitch was coming are true, they should all be banned for life. That kind of cheating is way too far.


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Re: MLB Offseason Thread
« Reply #151 on: January 16, 2020, 06:23:52 AM »
The same person is claiming Gleyber Torres used one too.

Ultimately that exposes one of the biggest issues in all this. The Astros (and Red Sox, they were fined in 2017) aren't the only teams who cheated. They're the only teams who got caught. It's possible any team that was good in 2017-18 was stealing signs.

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Re: MLB Offseason Thread
« Reply #152 on: January 16, 2020, 06:25:20 AM »
Also, if MLB doesn't have a method for making sure players don't have anything hidden under their uniforms, they certainly aren't capable of seeing if a pitcher is loaded up with Vaseline or something.


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Re: MLB Offseason Thread
« Reply #154 on: January 16, 2020, 06:44:35 AM »
The same person is claiming Gleyber Torres used one too

Link?   :'(

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Re: MLB Offseason Thread
« Reply #155 on: January 16, 2020, 06:46:37 AM »
They can just vacate it.

Anyway, if these rumors about Astros players wearing buzzers that told them what pitch was coming are true, they should all be banned for life. That kind of cheating is way too far.

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Re: MLB Offseason Thread
« Reply #156 on: January 16, 2020, 07:02:49 AM »
The same person is claiming Gleyber Torres used one too

Link?   :'(
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Re: MLB Offseason Thread
« Reply #157 on: January 16, 2020, 07:42:18 AM »
The same person is claiming Gleyber Torres used one too

Link?   :'(
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Doesn’t seem real. Account was deactivated before that “tweet.”

EDIT: photoshopped by a Red Sox fan. Fuck that dude.

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Re: MLB Offseason Thread
« Reply #158 on: January 16, 2020, 08:56:38 AM »
Here's the question, The manager and GM both got year long suspensions that basically will be life long bans because no one will hire them. The players clearly were participating. Shouldn't the players be suspended also? The "just following orders" excuse really doesn't hold much weight.

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Re: MLB Offseason Thread
« Reply #159 on: January 16, 2020, 09:39:55 AM »
Jessica Mendoza sure has a whole lot of integrity for the game. Blame the whistle blower!

https://ftw.usatoday.com/2020/01/mets-jessica-mendoza-calls-out-mike-fiers-for-exposing-astros-cheating-scandal

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Re: MLB Offseason Thread
« Reply #160 on: January 16, 2020, 09:43:27 AM »
Hey Mike Trout is trending on Twitter
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Re: MLB Offseason Thread
« Reply #161 on: January 16, 2020, 09:54:03 AM »
The banging noise system was bad enough. That really took some of the blame out of the players hands. That's kind of a "if you want to use it, it's there" type cheating system. This players wearing buzzers bullshit takes it up a whole other notch. That shows they were completely complicit.

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Re: MLB Offseason Thread
« Reply #162 on: January 17, 2020, 12:35:36 AM »
The same person is claiming Gleyber Torres used one too

Link?   :'(
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Doesn’t seem real. Account was deactivated before that “tweet.”

EDIT: photoshopped by a Red Sox fan. Fuck that dude.
My apologies then. I shouldn't have spread it.

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Re: MLB Offseason Thread
« Reply #163 on: January 17, 2020, 04:11:44 AM »
The banging and whistling stuff was hilarious and I've been mostly indifferent to it. But wearing vibrating patches feels like a few steps too far. Too dirty to be fun.

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Re: MLB Offseason Thread
« Reply #164 on: January 17, 2020, 06:59:22 AM »


I can't believe a guy can be that big, and jump around like he does what a great athlete!

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Re: MLB Offseason Thread
« Reply #165 on: January 17, 2020, 08:36:41 AM »
https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/28503160
Jack McDowell says Tony La Russa had a camera inserted in the Gatorade sign in the outfield when La Russa coached the White Sox in the '80s

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Re: MLB Offseason Thread
« Reply #166 on: January 17, 2020, 09:37:17 AM »
This is why Al Gore invented the internet via a series of tubes all those years ago:

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I meant to post it this morning and never got around to it.
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Re: MLB Offseason Thread
« Reply #167 on: January 18, 2020, 09:07:04 AM »
that lenny dykstra reply:



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Re: MLB Offseason Thread
« Reply #168 on: January 20, 2020, 09:27:41 AM »
Braves signed Felix Hernandez

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« Reply #169 on: January 21, 2020, 10:49:21 AM »
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Re: MLB Offseason Thread
« Reply #170 on: January 22, 2020, 02:06:18 AM »
Honestly, could there be a more depressing way to celebrate a championship?

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Re: MLB Offseason Thread
« Reply #171 on: January 27, 2020, 12:54:17 AM »
Does not feel real. I can’t recall an athlete near this level dying this young in my lifetime.
This sparked my curiosity. What legendary athletes died as young as Kobe? I looked at the Baseball Hall of Fame and came up with a list. Sorted by age at death.

1. Ross Youngs (30 years, 195 days)- Bright's disease
2. Addie Joss (31 years, 2 days)- Meningitis
3. Josh Gibson (35 years, 30 days)- Brain Tumor
4. Ed Delahanty (35 years, 245 days)- Drowning
5. Mike "King" Kelly (36 years, 312 days)- pneumonia
6. Roberto Clemente (38 years, 135 days)- Plane Crash
7. George "Rube" Waddell (37 years, 170 days)- Tuberculosis
8. Lou Gehrig (37 years, 348 days)- amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
9. Arky Vaughan (40 years, 174 days)- drowning
10. Roy Halladay (40 years, 177 days)- Plane Crash


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Re: MLB Offseason Thread
« Reply #172 on: January 27, 2020, 01:09:49 AM »
Los Angeles being accused by other people of possibly stealing signs as well as the rich history of playing throughout the 60s on a raised mound makes their cries of injustice hilarious.

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Re: MLB Offseason Thread
« Reply #173 on: January 27, 2020, 05:51:54 AM »
Here's the question, The manager and GM both got year long suspensions that basically will be life long bans because no one will hire them.

a little late in responding, but i'd be surprised if they weren't back in baseball within 5 years, probably 3.


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Re: MLB Offseason Thread
« Reply #174 on: January 27, 2020, 06:36:02 AM »
Ludnow tanked the Astros and got high draft picks. He isn't a genius. Maybe he'll have an advisory role.

AJ Hinch won't get another job because they'll be too much scrutiny wherever he goes.
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Re: MLB Offseason Thread
« Reply #175 on: January 28, 2020, 04:45:17 AM »
Astros hired Dusty Baker.     Smart choice to take a veteran experienced manager with his own legacy and would never be painted as the type to use technology for his advantage. Probably still has an AOL email.

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Re: MLB Offseason Thread
« Reply #176 on: January 28, 2020, 11:52:49 AM »
Watching the ‘80s Cardinals documentary on MLB Network. Generally I like the talking heads and the topics, but I find they are really lousy at building and replaying game drama.

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Re: MLB Offseason Thread
« Reply #177 on: January 29, 2020, 12:45:58 AM »
The Pirates traded Starling Marte to the Diamondbacks. Not a bad move in a vacuum. Marte is 31, a three win player so trading him from a bad team isn't really going to hurt them that much. I look at the Pirates and I see a team that isn't great, but has some interesting young players that could be decent pieces. More talent than the typical rebuilding team. But then I realized that described the Pirates for much of the aughts as well.

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Re: MLB Offseason Thread
« Reply #178 on: January 30, 2020, 08:43:02 AM »


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Re: MLB Offseason Thread
« Reply #179 on: January 30, 2020, 09:48:08 AM »
I was expecting a breakdown of the results of the pitches with the trash can bangs. I would love to see their slash lines as a team on known signaled pitches.
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« Reply #180 on: January 30, 2020, 01:00:05 PM »
I'm guessing the banging was for breaking pitches.  Would be interesting to see charted how well guys hit against certain pitches, and on certain counts.

If it's 3-2 you're probably sitting on a breaking pitch, but if you know it's coming that's a HR on a silver platter

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Re: MLB Offseason Thread
« Reply #181 on: January 31, 2020, 12:56:12 AM »
Curtis Granderson announced his retirement. Three All star teams, 344 home runs. Wonderful player and human being.

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Re: MLB Offseason Thread
« Reply #182 on: January 31, 2020, 01:34:22 AM »
Curtis Granderson announced his retirement. Three All star teams, 344 home runs. Wonderful player and human being.

Probably could've approached 390 HR & 175 SB if he'd had a chance to make it to the majors at 21-22 years old and play full time. Easy 20-20 player, peaking at 40 HR ability, who was a 3-4 win player with a few 6-7 years but I always enjoyed watching him even when he was with the Yankees and Mets.

His 23 Triples(!) in 2007 will probably be a future trivia answer too.

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« Reply #183 on: January 31, 2020, 04:12:18 AM »
Curtis Granderson announced his retirement. Three All star teams, 344 home runs. Wonderful player and human being.

Probably could've approached 390 HR & 175 SB if he'd had a chance to make it to the majors at 21-22 years old and play full time. Easy 20-20 player, peaking at 40 HR ability, who was a 3-4 win player with a few 6-7 years but I always enjoyed watching him even when he was with the Yankees and Mets.

His 23 Triples(!) in 2007 will probably be a future trivia answer too.
It already is. There are four players in MLB history to have a season of 20/20/20/20 in doubles, triples, homers and stolen bases. Granderson and Jimmy Rollins both did it in 2007. The others are Willie Mays (1957) and Frank "Wildfire" Schulte (1911).

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Re: MLB Offseason Thread
« Reply #184 on: February 04, 2020, 07:20:06 AM »
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Re: MLB Offseason Thread
« Reply #185 on: February 04, 2020, 08:55:29 AM »
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Re: MLB Offseason Thread
« Reply #188 on: February 04, 2020, 12:27:38 PM »
Those small market Red Sox making fiscally responsible moves.  I didn't want to watch a perennial MVP candidate in the prime of his career anyway.

The only bright side is if this takes most/all of Price's contract off the books.

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« Reply #189 on: February 04, 2020, 12:39:52 PM »
Damn.

Does Boston even have a manager yet?

Hey, good for the Yankees!  I've been wanting to see a Yankees-Dodgers WS my entire life, maybe we'll finally get it

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« Reply #190 on: February 04, 2020, 02:56:31 PM »
Damn.

Does Boston even have a manager yet?

Hey, good for the Yankees!  I've been wanting to see a Yankees-Dodgers WS my entire life, maybe we'll finally get it

Even with Betts and Price, the Sox were no threat to the Yankees.

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Re: MLB Offseason Thread
« Reply #191 on: February 05, 2020, 03:15:31 AM »

Man when Dave Roberts wakes up, he's going to be slightly miffed that Ross Stripling is gone.

No really this is such a bad trade for the Dodgers. Stripling is so good during the postseason.
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« Reply #192 on: February 05, 2020, 03:20:46 AM »
Dodgers were already making the playoffs.  I really don't think this improves their odds of a WS that much.  I mean Kershaw AND Price pitching postseason games.  What could possibly go wrong there?
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« Reply #193 on: February 05, 2020, 07:08:09 AM »
Damn.

Does Boston even have a manager yet?

Hey, good for the Yankees!  I've been wanting to see a Yankees-Dodgers WS my entire life, maybe we'll finally get it

Even with Betts and Price, the Sox were no threat to the Yankees.
So you have the Red Sox. Third place but good pieces, maybe the second best player in baseball on their team. Fuck it, trade Betts because fans love payroll flexibility!

Meanwhile the Angels have Mike Trout. They finished fourth. But instead of throwing in the towel they extend Trout, sign Anthony Rendon, trade for Dylan Bundy, trade for Ross Stripling and Joc Pederson. I don't know where I would project them. But each year they take a flawed roster and can make it as good as can possibly be.

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« Reply #194 on: February 05, 2020, 08:03:13 AM »
Dombrowski fucked this team with those needless extensions, but the owners still had to sign off on them.  Then they are about to get popped for sign stealing and go and piss off the fanbase by trading their next face of the franchise.  2018 was just two years ago, right?

I do wonder that if this team stumbles out of the gate and aren't sniffing playoffs they just completely blow it up and try to deal JD Martinez, JBJ and whoever else at the deadline and truly hit the reset button.  It'll be really hard to trade Sale and Eovaldi given their durability issues (again, thanks Dave).

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« Reply #195 on: February 06, 2020, 01:38:16 AM »
This is saddest day to be a Red Sox fan since last day of 2011 season. I don't blame people who say they want to quit rooting for them because the owners have quit on us. Why, all of a sudden, is the most successful franchise of the past 15 years (that makes money hand over fist) acting like they're a second tier rebuilding franchise? Fuck John Henry, Larry Lucchino, and Tom Werner.

And I think they're absolutely blowing things up in the near future. Also it's been weeks since Cora got fired and they still don't have a manager. Just get bad bad vibes around The Sox. At least The Celtics are fun.

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« Reply #196 on: February 06, 2020, 02:12:30 AM »
It’s so sad to see you Red Sox fans suffer like this,  it’s like you guys got kicked out of first class on the plane and now have to sit in economy with the likes of the Twins and the Tigers and Diamondbacks,  it’s so tragic and heartbreaking to watch these fans be treated like regular people.   Thoughts and prayers.

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« Reply #197 on: February 06, 2020, 02:16:59 AM »
Even Mets fans don't deserve this kind of indignity tbh.

One of the rumors/theories I've heard is that the owners are being thrifty cause of the boondoggle with the new ballpark for the Triple A Team in Worcester. Which seems weird.

It's like after 20 years of a successful loving marriage, you find out your partner is a GD idiot out of the blue.

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« Reply #198 on: February 06, 2020, 02:30:43 AM »
It’s like complaining about the same partner who helped you experience joy and had 4 amazing kids and then one day, you find out that maybe for a couple years you need to leave your large palatial estate and live in a 3 bedroom condo and now your kids are worthless and you’ve never been happy and you wish they would die in a fire.

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« Reply #199 on: February 06, 2020, 02:10:38 PM »
Now the deal is being held up because the guy Boston is getting from the Twins (Graterol) has medical issues. Fits right in on this team.

Oh, and the other guy (Verdugo) may have allegedly filmed and posted to Shapchat players sexually assaulting a 17-year old.  Fantastic.