2019-20 MLB Offseason

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Re: 2019-20 MLB Offseason

Post by A_B » Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:22 pm

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I think it’s good. I think injuries actually make teams better.
Well I guess it cant hurt. Wait...
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Re: 2019-20 MLB Offseason

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Post by tennbengal » Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:25 am

It does not.

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Re: 2019-20 MLB Offseason

Post by mister d » Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:56 pm

Feels like “confirming a treatable cancer”. Hopefully.
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Re: 2019-20 MLB Offseason

Post by Johnny Carwash » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:49 pm

There was a stretch in the 80's when like 60% of all active athletes were named some variant of Dwayne.
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Re: 2019-20 MLB Offseason

Post by sancarlos » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:51 pm

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It says this tweet is been deleted. So now of course I want to know what it said.
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Post by Sabo » Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:37 am

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I remember when Alfonseca came up the majors that some scout commented he should be twice as good as Mordecai Brown.

I wonder if the scout is still employed.
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Post by sancarlos » Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:35 am

Funny, I was just reading about Brown the other day. His handicap really helped his breaking ball. I wonder if Alfonseca found his hand an advantage.
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Re: 2019-20 MLB Offseason

Post by mister d » Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:08 pm

Yup. I played in HS with a kid who had lost parts of two fingers and it gave him natural tailing movement.
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Re: 2019-20 MLB Offseason

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Post by Rams Fanny » Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:19 pm

Lost in yesterday's news cycle was the agreement between Directv and SportsnetLA to carry Dodgers games in Socal, LV, and Hawaii. I'm no Dodger fan but it was frustrating having their games blacked out when there was no possible way to watch them. This will be a huge boon for local bars as most of them use Directv and there are lots of LAD fans in town.
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Re: 2019-20 MLB Offseason

Post by brian » Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:47 pm

Bryce Harper donates $500,000 to relief efforts in Las Vegas and Philadelphia.

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Post by A_B » Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:50 pm

I hear he is also making a donation to Washington, but it's spread over 33 years.
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Post by L-Jam3 » Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:52 pm

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I hear he is also making a donation to Washington, but it's spread over 33 years.
Are you confusing him with Bobby Bonilla?
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Post by A_B » Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:52 pm

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A_B wrote:
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I hear he is also making a donation to Washington, but it's spread over 33 years.
Are you confusing him with Bobby Bonilla?
The offer the Nationals made him last year would have paid him until he was 60.
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Post by L-Jam3 » Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:55 pm

Gotcha.
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Re: 2019-20 MLB Offseason

Post by A_B » Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:47 pm

TIL that the Mariners have had one home rainout in their history...and the game was in Fenway.

(I was also reminded that the Kingdome had to be shut down.)
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Post by brian » Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:50 pm

I don’t know if this is true but I thought I saw Las Vegas has the minor league record for longest active streak without a rainout. I do know the last one here was 1983.
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Post by Giff » Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:38 am

Was he aiming for an imaginary Astro?
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Re: 2019-20 MLB Offseason

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Re: 2019-20 MLB Offseason

Post by EdRomero » Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:04 am

I'm just glad the window wasn't on the Yankees and charged the mound after being hit.

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Re: 2019-20 MLB Offseason

Post by mister d » Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:10 am

I remember Mr. Virtuous calling out the slide that later led to the brawl when it happened.
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Re: 2019-20 MLB Offseason

Post by wlu_lax6 » Tue May 12, 2020 6:56 am

Does the MLB short 82 game summer season mean the death of pitchers hitting?

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Post by A_B » Tue May 12, 2020 7:35 am

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Does the MLB short 82 game summer season mean the death of pitchers hitting?
The proposal yesterday seemed to indicate that.
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Post by brian » Tue May 12, 2020 9:30 am

About damn time if so.
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Post by sancarlos » Tue May 12, 2020 2:08 pm

Sad!
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Tue May 12, 2020 2:49 pm

Yeah I am more pro pitchers hitting. I just think strategy is more interesting when you have to decide to let him go another inning or bring in a bat or do you let him struggle to finish an inning so you can get a bat in. Makes up for the 1 or 2 early at bats where a pitcher is swinging. Also MLB players were generally strong ball players growing up...they can take swings.

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Post by brian » Tue May 12, 2020 2:50 pm

Why not just have there be an automatic out in the lineup in the 9 spot. That would be exciting too and speed the game up considerably.
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Post by A_B » Tue May 12, 2020 2:54 pm

wlu_lax6 wrote:
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Yeah I am more pro pitchers hitting. I just think strategy is more interesting when you have to decide to let him go another inning or bring in a bat or do you let him struggle to finish an inning so you can get a bat in. Makes up for the 1 or 2 early at bats where a pitcher is swinging. Also MLB players were generally strong ball players growing up...they can take swings.
Except my eyeballs tell me they aren't good at it.

Madison Bumgardeners career batting stats. He's considered a good hitting pitcher (mostly for power reasons I suppose).
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Post by brian » Tue May 12, 2020 2:59 pm

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Post by Giff » Tue May 12, 2020 3:08 pm

When the Astros moved to the AL, I was one of those who really hated it due to the DH. Happy to report it took maybe three innings to figure out I was incorrect.
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Post by mister d » Tue May 12, 2020 3:40 pm

Bumgarner is considered "a really good hitting pitcher" and with that line he'd have to be the greatest defensive catcher ever to play in the majors. As far back as the 80s teams were punting on 9 spot hitting (Gooden was a better lefty hitter but they wanted to make sure his wrist/hand weren't exposed), so with 35 years of infinitely greater specialization, its well past time. And anyone who fights it is clearly anti-semetic.
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Post by degenerasian » Tue May 12, 2020 4:54 pm

If there are no differences between leagues, and teams cannot travel far, why even have leagues this year?

I would suggest 3 divisions of 10, West, Central and East.

Top 2 in each division get in plus 8 wild cards, have 6 one game playoffs , the semifinal winners join the other 6.
For this one year, maybe you can get a world series matchup that is normally not possible.
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Post by DSafetyGuy » Tue May 12, 2020 6:10 pm

I've also heard some people say that most of the strategy of the pitcher hitting is out of the game because the majority of the moves are automatic. A widespread adoption of pulling starters prior to the third time through the lineup would make them even more so.
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