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2018 MLB Regular Season Thread! Current thread batting average: .420

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3 hours ago, Doctor Detroit said:

Turner actually leads all NL shortstops in WAR. He should be there over Story for a number of reasons. 

5 tool player having a 5 tool season.

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21 hours ago, trident said:

Can't complain about them, but I went Segura and Aguilar.  I still can't believe that they put Trea Turner in the final vote.

First vote update:

American League
1. Jean Segura, Mariners
2. Andrew Benintendi, Red Sox
3. Giancarlo Stanton, Yankees
4. Eddie Rosario, Twins
5. Andrelton Simmons, Angels

National League
1. Jesus Aguilar, Brewers
2. Brandon Belt, Giants
3. Max Muncy, Dodgers
4. Trea Turner, Nationals
5. Matt Carpenter, Cardinals

Not bad, though Stanton is too high.

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3 minutes ago, East Coast Bias said:

Piscotty :excited:

Oakland playing decently these days. I look forward to their blockbuster deal at the deadline landing Tyson Ross or JA Happ.

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9 minutes ago, Hilts said:

Oakland playing decently these days. I look forward to their blockbuster deal at the deadline landing Tyson Ross or JA Happ.

Tough loss.

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2 hours ago, East Coast Bias said:

Tough loss.

the Astros have gotten a couple of the weirdest walk-off hits in this or any other season.

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How much money is Harper costing himself, or is he? I really can’t fathom a team giving him what he wants after what he’s shown this season. At least for the last couple months. 

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4 hours ago, Grahamburn said:

How much money is Harper costing himself, or is he? I really can’t fathom a team giving him what he wants after what he’s shown this season. At least for the last couple months. 

Boras will come out and say that he was playing hurt all year which caused the bad average.

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Rays minor league team is having a little promotion  I’ve never been more proud to be a fan:

 

 

 

Want free things without doing much work? Well you're in luck!

 

Riverwalk Stadium will be Millennial friendly on Saturday, July 21st with a participation ribbon giveaway just for showing up, napping and selfie stations, along with lots of avocados

 

 

 

:lmao: 

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Wait....napping is a millennial thing?

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Insulting an entire fanbase seems like a good way to get more fans to the game

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4 minutes ago, shadyridr said:

Insulting an entire fanbase seems like a good way to get more fans to the game

Entire? 

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On 7/10/2018 at 9:10 PM, East Coast Bias said:

Tough loss.

Nice series even with this loss. Took 3/4 from Houston and have won 19/24. 53-41 on the season. Still a mile back in any playoff picture. 

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59 minutes ago, Hilts said:

Nice series even with this loss. Took 3/4 from Houston and have won 19/24. 53-41 on the season. Still a mile back in any playoff picture. 

The Oaklands have quietly put together a nice season and can at least see the wild card from where they are now.  They've beaten up on AL Central opponents but are under .500 within their division. 

I don't think they're in a position to be a buyer this month but they don't have many obvious assets to sell either.  I guess Treinen is a good sell-high candidate but he's under team control for two more years.

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1 hour ago, Hilts said:

Nice series even with this loss. Took 3/4 from Houston and have won 19/24. 53-41 on the season. Still a mile back in any playoff picture. 

Agree. Was another nice comeback today. I'm not sure how they can make up 6 games. They have 10 left with Seattle and probably have to win 7 or more of those to get back in it. 

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1 hour ago, Epic Problem said:

Entire? 

AN entire not THE entire

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On 7/9/2018 at 8:36 AM, Doctor Detroit said:

Kluber v Severino on Thursday :popcorn: 

You can't figure out baseball Suzyn

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1 hour ago, shadyridr said:

AN entire not THE entire

What fans?

Tampa per game attendance rankings among all 30 MLB teams:

2018 - 29

2017 - 30

2016 - 30

2015 - 30

2014 - 30

2013 - 30

2012 - 30

2011 - 29

2010 - 22

2009 - 23

2008 - 26

2007 - 29

2006 - 29

2005 - 30

2004 - 29

2003 - 29

2002 - 28

2001 - 28

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27 minutes ago, Hilts said:

What fans?

Tampa per game attendance rankings among all 30 MLB teams:

2018 - 29

2017 - 30

2016 - 30

2015 - 30

2014 - 30

2013 - 30

2012 - 30

2011 - 29

2010 - 22

2009 - 23

2008 - 26

2007 - 29

2006 - 29

2005 - 30

2004 - 29

2003 - 29

2002 - 28

2001 - 28

Its their minor league team

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Just now, shadyridr said:

Its their minor league team

They don't rank all that high either. There just isn't a big following for the franchise from majors to minors. 

It's a funny stunt. Minor League teams do weird stunts. And who doesn't like naps?

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Mariners rotation getting really thin, really quick.

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4 hours ago, East Coast Bias said:

Agree. Was another nice comeback today. I'm not sure how they can make up 6 games. They have 10 left with Seattle and probably have to win 7 or more of those to get back in it. 

I think if a team is within single digit games behind at the ASB, they're still in the race, sort of. 

Oakland's run differential is better than Seattle's.  The Mariners have been defying Pythagoras all season but I still don't believe in their pitching staff.  One thing in their favor is that the right to lose a post-season game on the road is more important to Seattle than any other MLB contender.  They don't have much talent to trade but that won't stop Di Poto from trying.

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10 hours ago, Capella said:

Rays minor league team is having a little promotion  I’ve never been more proud to be a fan:

 

 

 

Want free things without doing much work? Well you're in luck!

 

Riverwalk Stadium will be Millennial friendly on Saturday, July 21st with a participation ribbon giveaway just for showing up, napping and selfie stations, along with lots of avocados

 

 

 

:lmao: 

https://twitter.com/TWEsq/status/1017244705560649728

Cobra Chicken‏ @TWEsq Jul 12

Y’all should do a “Boomer Night” where the price of admission and all concessions are deferred to the patrons of the next 3 games.

:oldunsure::oldunsure:

 

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7 minutes ago, Eephus said:

I think if a team is within single digit games behind at the ASB, they're still in the race, sort of. 

Oakland's run differential is better than Seattle's.  The Mariners have been defying Pythagoras all season but I still don't believe in their pitching staff.  One thing in their favor is that the right to lose a post-season game on the road is more important to Seattle than any other MLB contender.  They don't have much talent to trade but that won't stop Di Poto from trying.

Paxton possibly needing a backiotomy after tonight would really expose that pitching staff. Let's all hope it doesn't happen though because Big Maple is the best and also probably the best chance of either of these teams at handing the AL East runner up a devastating wild card loss.

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I feel sorry for Byron Buxton and all Byron Buxton owners

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Derek Dietrich isn't starting against a RHP today.  Maybe a blockbuster is in the works.

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Mookie Betts At Bat from last night with an absolute clinic on how to stay alive against a pitcher he historically has struggled against (.161 BA).

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21 hours ago, Eephus said:

I feel sorry for Byron Buxton and all Byron Buxton owners

We might have to consider that Buxton’s upside might be closer to Cameron Maybin than it is to Tris Speaker. 

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Chapman out of AS game, still not Snell. Morton instead. 

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14 minutes ago, shadyridr said:

Chapman out of AS game, still not Snell. Morton instead. 

Snell in for Kluber 

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Posted (edited)

Buxton had an 893 OPS with 24 XBHs and 13 steals in the 2nd half last year. I think most thought that was his bust out but with the contact issues and all the injuries, this is gonna be a lost year. Too bad because he’s one of the best CFers I’ve ever seen, and his skills across the board look elite at times. 

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37 minutes ago, Doctor Detroit said:

We might have to consider that Buxton’s upside might be closer to Cameron Maybin than it is to Tris Speaker. 

A poor mans JBJ 

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Billy GD Hamilton!

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46 minutes ago, heckmanm said:

Billy GD Hamilton!

As awesome as the catch was, it way cool to see the reactions of his teammates, especially Gennett and Peraza. They were hopping up and around like crazy. 

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13 hours ago, Doctor Detroit said:

We might have to consider that Buxton’s upside might be closer to Cameron Maybin than it is to Tris Speaker. 

130 year old Speaker is better at staying in the lineup than Buxton

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9 minutes ago, Encyclopedia Brown said:

Mike Matheny fired. 

Good

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Just now, Eephus said:

Good

The big rumor on the Twitters is Joe Girardi will be named the new manager after the All-Star break. 

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7 hours ago, Encyclopedia Brown said:

Mike Matheny fired. 

Nice news dump. Late Saturday night pre ASG. 

I was surprised he survived last offseason.

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