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2 minutes ago, Hov34 said:

i know the history - as i said, Brusdar has been on my dynasty teams for yrs. so does Bloom. i'm asking what an MRI would show that would be new news of unstretchability, leading me to think it a ploy

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3 minutes ago, wikkidpissah said:

i know the history - as i said, Brusdar has been on my dynasty teams for yrs. so does Bloom. i'm asking what an MRI would show that would be new news of unstretchability, leading me to think it a ploy

Agreed, I meant Boston brass, not you.  I assumed you knew how to use Google.

 

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25 minutes ago, wikkidpissah said:

i know the history - as i said, Brusdar has been on my dynasty teams for yrs. so does Bloom. i'm asking what an MRI would show that would be new news of unstretchability, leading me to think it a ploy

Years? Did you pick him up out of little league?

guy has pitched 9.2 innings in the mlb

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33 minutes ago, NREC34 said:

Years? Did you pick him up out of little league?

guy has pitched 9.2 innings in the mlb

minors rosters, dood

 

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nobody can say this off-season has been lacking in farce

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Any of these Asian imports going to make an immediate impact?  Is the Cincy OFer the most likely to make an impact this season?

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29 minutes ago, bigmarc27 said:

Any of these Asian imports going to make an immediate impact?  Is the Cincy OFer the most likely to make an impact this season?

Corona Virus is gonna do a lot of damage

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32 minutes ago, bigmarc27 said:

Any of these Asian imports going to make an immediate impact?  Is the Cincy OFer the most likely to make an impact this season?

I like Yo####omo Tsutsugo better than Shogo Akiyama in fantasy.  Tsutsugo brings more power potential but his strikeouts may make him a AVG liability.  He'll be better in OBP leagues.  I don't see Akiyama helping in multiple categories; he's had poor SB% in Japan so I doubt he'll be a speed threat over here. 

Neither Tampa or Cincinnati are ideal landing spots in terms of guaranteed playing time.  Tampa PAs are always a crap shoot and the Reds have a lot of platoon options.

 

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14 hours ago, Anarchy99 said:

62 years ago today, Ted Williams became the highest paid player in baseball history . . . earning at the time a staggering $125,000 a year. Gerrit Cole holds that distinction now at $36 million a year. That’s 32 times the rate of inflation since then. 

He was forty in 1958. I can't imagine a forty year old in today's game being the highest paid player. 

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30 minutes ago, Encyclopedia Brown said:

He was forty in 1958. I can't imagine a forty year old in today's game being the highest paid player. 

The thing that separated Teddy Ballgame far more greatly from today's players is that, at least once and i believe more, he returned money to the Sox that he didn't feel he'd earned.

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On 2/6/2020 at 10:10 AM, Gally said:

Pitching strategy is one of the biggest flaws of Roberts and it gets magnified in the post season.  You can get away with it in the regular season when series are shorter (3 or 4 games) and teams aren't in a position to see a pitcher more than once in a week.  Roberts tends to extend his bullpen in the playoffs and move away from regular season usage (using Jansen for more than an inning).  This has a lot more adverse affects in the playoffs because batters get to see relief guys more often in a shorter period of time.  It helps take away some of the advantage that short relief guys have. 

 

Roberts is a decent regular season manager but he is not a good post season manager. 

I've been banging this can for awhile.  Was talking with my Dad about the moves they've made and as much as we like Joc and Verdugo, cutting down on the amount of players avail for Roberts to tinker his lineups with is a plus. 

In for relief pitching, not only does he take away the advantage as you mention but he wears out his pen in the playoffs as well.  He also gets caught up in things like trying to make Kershaw a hero and ends up causing more harm.

 

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14 hours ago, Encyclopedia Brown said:

He was forty in 1958. I can't imagine a forty year old in today's game being the highest paid player. 

Bonds was 2nd in 2005, age 41.  Behind A-Rod

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4 minutes ago, B Maverick said:

Bonds was 2nd in 2005, age 41.  Behind A-Rod

Steroids are a hell of a drug.

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9 minutes ago, B Maverick said:

I've been banging this can for awhile.  Was talking with my Dad about the moves they've made and as much as we like Joc and Verdugo, cutting down on the amount of players avail for Roberts to tinker his lineups with is a plus. 

In for relief pitching, not only does he take away the advantage as you mention but he wears out his pen in the playoffs as well.  He also gets caught up in things like trying to make Kershaw a hero and ends up causing more harm.

 

You're giving him too much credit.  He'll platoon a garbage bench player with a slugger if the righty/lefty book tells him to.

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On 1/30/2020 at 9:45 AM, TheIronSheik said:

Giants kicking the tires on Hunter Pence.  Getting the old crew back together.

Giants - "What's up Panda?"

Sandoval - "You son of a #####.  I'm in."

Kicked it enough that they signed him. Wonder what Linecum is up to?

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15 hours ago, Eephus said:

Yo####omo

Not gonna lie, I chuckled to myself while inserting various banned 4-letter words in here

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1 hour ago, Bull Dozier said:

You're giving him too much credit.  He'll platoon a garbage bench player with a slugger if the righty/lefty book tells him to.

Sadly hoping hes learning.  Stopped sitting Max and Belli.  We can only hope.

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This is unreal:

@JonHeyman

Red Sox are still seeking a top-10 #MNTwins prospect in addition to Graterol. Thus far, Twins are saying no. #Mookie

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40 minutes ago, BeTheMatch said:

This is unreal:

@JonHeyman

Red Sox are still seeking a top-10 #MNTwins prospect in addition to Graterol. Thus far, Twins are saying no. #Mookie

The Twins should say no. They're only getting Maeda, he's not worth THAT much. The Dodgers are getting Betts, it's on them to save this.

Would be crazy if it all fell apart over Brusdar's injury.

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@AndrewMarchand

Jessica Mendoza has resigned as a Met advisor and will no longer be on Sunday Night Baseball. She will remain on ESPN, doing weekday games, among other things.

Bummer, she was really good on SNB.  

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7 hours ago, Bull Dozier said:

You're giving him too much credit.  He'll platoon a garbage bench player with a slugger if the righty/lefty book tells him to.

:yes:

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4 hours ago, facook said:

@AndrewMarchand

Jessica Mendoza has resigned as a Met advisor and will no longer be on Sunday Night Baseball. She will remain on ESPN, doing weekday games, among other things.

Bummer, she was really good on SNB.  

Hmm - I didn't really like her much.   :shrug: 

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7 hours ago, BeTheMatch said:

This is unreal:

@JonHeyman

Red Sox are still seeking a top-10 #MNTwins prospect in addition to Graterol. Thus far, Twins are saying no. #Mookie

Dear Boston Red Sox,

 Go #### yourself.

 

Yours in Christ,

The Minnesota Twins

 

 

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So the Astros used an Excel algorithm called the code breaker to steal signs during the game and then relay them in. 

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7 minutes ago, shadyridr said:

So the Astros used an Excel algorithm called the code breaker to steal signs during the game and then relay them in. 

They were the best in baseball AND at sign stealing. #017Champs

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I have not watched the whole Hinch interview yet (have it recorded) but from what I’m reading, apparently when asked about using buzzers he did not deny it and deferred to the mlb report. 

I feel like they did it and are hoping it never comes out. 

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12 minutes ago, NREC34 said:

I have not watched the whole Hinch interview yet (have it recorded) but from what I’m reading, apparently when asked about using buzzers he did not deny it and deferred to the mlb report. 

I feel like they did it and are hoping it never comes out. 

And like I said earlier, I don't really see the difference between using buzzers or a garbage can to relay the signals. 

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Just now, shadyridr said:

And like I said earlier, I don't really see the difference between using buzzers or a garbage can to relay the signals. 

Idk man. Buzzers seem like on another level to me and if it comes out maybe they give the Astros the death penalty or something lol. 

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1 minute ago, shadyridr said:

And like I said earlier, I don't really see the difference between using buzzers or a garbage can to relay the signals. 

...well, for starters - a buzzer requires some sort of power source, whereas garbage cans are inanimate objects. 

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1 minute ago, otb_lifer said:

...well, for starters - a buzzer requires some sort of power source, whereas garbage cans are inanimate objects. 

This is technically true!

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18 hours ago, BeTheMatch said:

This is unreal:

@JonHeyman

Red Sox are still seeking a top-10 #MNTwins prospect in addition to Graterol. Thus far, Twins are saying no. #Mookie

The Twins should not even pick up the phone if it rings with a 617 area code. Getting a starter would be good, but there are arguments on both sides of that trade. Bullpen is an increasingly important role when starters are limited to 5-6 innings in today's MLB.   

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1 hour ago, Skipdog77 said:

Red Sox are pathetic. 

That’s the optics. I get why they traded Betts but at this point I also don’t get why they don’t just nix the whole deal. Nobody in Boston wants Verdugo, he’s doomed to fail here. The Red Sox themselves don’t seem to want Graterol anymore. Start from scratch.

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13 minutes ago, fruity pebbles said:

That’s the optics. I get why they traded Betts but at this point I also don’t get why they don’t just nix the whole deal. Nobody in Boston wants Verdugo, he’s doomed to fail here. The Red Sox themselves don’t seem to want Graterol anymore. Start from scratch.

Probably because no one would want to trade with them ever again.

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What's the scoop with Jessica exactly?  I am not a big fan of female answers (Doris Burke, for example, is a must-mute for me because sometimes I throw-up listening to her and then my dog has to clean it up), but I thought Jessica was exceptional, a rising star.

This news really surprised me, what gives?

 

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9 minutes ago, Rodrigo Duterte said:

What's the scoop with Jessica exactly?  I am not a big fan of female answers (Doris Burke, for example, is a must-mute for me because sometimes I throw-up listening to her and then my dog has to clean it up), but I thought Jessica was exceptional, a rising star.

This news really surprised me, what gives?

 

Imo she was the weak link of the 3 announcers :shrug:

David Cone is awesome on YES Network. They should get him. 

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15 minutes ago, Rodrigo Duterte said:

What's the scoop with Jessica exactly?  I am not a big fan of female answers (Doris Burke, for example, is a must-mute for me because sometimes I throw-up listening to her and then my dog has to clean it up), but I thought Jessica was exceptional, a rising star.

This news really surprised me, what gives?

 

I thought she was ok, but I was surprised they let her work for the Mets and announce. She had player access for interviews, that’s gotta be a conflict of interest. Also she had a bad Fiers take with a snitches get stitches problem. 

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47 minutes ago, bigmarc27 said:

I thought she was ok, but I was surprised they let her work for the Mets and announce. She had player access for interviews, that’s gotta be a conflict of interest. Also she had a bad Fiers take with a snitches get stitches problem. 

I get the conflict of interest -- makes sense -- but to have it all go down (with both organizations) at the same, smells to me.  Ditch the Mets gig and all's well.  But ESPN, who you know loves to have a woman in the both and point to it, demotes her on top of it?  Seems like there's something more to it, like maybe your latter point.  I'd love to know.

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Jessica was let go because she had the nerve to criticize Mike Fiers. 

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47 minutes ago, NREC34 said:

Jessica was let go because she had the nerve to criticize Mike Fiers. 

This.  They made the press release make it sound like it was already in the works but I doubt it.  @shadyridr it did say in the release Cone is a possibility to pair with ARod and maybe Vasgergian (or he might be gone too).

I am generally pretty chauvinist when it comes to female announcers (the lady who does the 9:00 CFB game for espn is particularly bad).  But I don't mind Burke and I loved Jess.  Knows her stuff, not afraid to criticize, and not trying too hard to be either one of the guys or anything else.  Just being herself.

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So if Betts goes back to Boston, I’m sure no one will have hard feelings, right?

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16 minutes ago, TheIronSheik said:

So if Betts goes back to Boston, I’m sure no one will have hard feelings, right?

Definitely not Price :lol:

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Just now, TheIronSheik said:

Mookie Betts to the Dodgers. I did not see that coming. 

I don’t see Price’s name mentioned. Oof. 

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