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Re: Around the MLB 2016 Edition 

Post#21 » by The_Hater » Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:53 am

$200 million for a 7.06 ERA. And people are complaining about Dickey!
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Re: Around the MLB 2016 Edition 

Post#22 » by zilby » Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:26 pm

Sure glad the Orioles gave up on Jake Arrieta right now, huh.
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Re: Around the MLB 2016 Edition 

Post#23 » by Raps in 4 » Sun Apr 24, 2016 2:06 am

Orioles are winning the WS this year. Calling it now.
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Re: Around the MLB 2016 Edition 

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Re: Around the MLB 2016 Edition 

Post#25 » by The_Hater » Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:29 pm

Raps in 4 wrote:Orioles are winning the WS this year. Calling it now.


I'll take that bet and predict that the Orioles will miss the playoffs. Great offense but they might have the worst pitching staff in all of baseball.
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Re: Around the MLB 2016 Edition 

Post#26 » by The_Hater » Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:01 pm

David Price average fastball velocity:

2012: 95.5
2014: 93.3
2016: 91.7

I think we might have dodged a $200 million bullet. I suspected his contract would look bad for 3-4 years but perhaps all 7?
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Post#27 » by Raps in 4 » Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:05 pm

Santoki wrote:http://www.tsn.ca/mlb-statistically-speaking-patience-pays-off-for-rasmus-1.477914

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Re: Around the MLB 2016 Edition 

Post#28 » by Skin Blues » Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:42 pm

The_Hater wrote:David Price average fastball velocity:

2012: 95.5
2014: 93.3
2016: 91.7

I think we might have dodged a $200 million bullet. I suspected his contract would look bad for 3-4 years but perhaps all 7?

This is misleading because you're comparing just April to all 6 months of the previous seasons. David Price average fastball velocity during first 4 starts of the season:

2013: 92.4
2014: 92.4
2015: 92.7
2016: 91.7

Yes, it's a bit slower (overall it's barely lower than what he was at 2 or 3 years ago). And that includes his 89.9 MPH opening day in Cleveland which was first postponed and then played the following day in 1°C with a wind chill below freezing. Price has been excellent this year skills-wise, and the only problem has been poor luck on balls in play. Not saying he was worth $200M+ but he's certainly still looking every bit as good as he did last year.
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Re: Around the MLB 2016 Edition 

Post#29 » by The_Hater » Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:44 am

Joe Girardi wants to ban defensive shifts. How dare teams read hitting charts and move their players accordingly he says! What's his plan to fix this? Create little boxes for every defensive player to play inside? And if a player cheats outside his box early what happens then, you start handing out ground rule doubles?

This idea is about as well thought out as that presidential candidate talking about building a wall.
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Re: Around the MLB 2016 Edition 

Post#30 » by Skin Blues » Thu Apr 28, 2016 3:40 pm

The_Hater wrote:What's his plan to fix this? Create little boxes for every defensive player to play inside? And if a player cheats outside his box early what happens then, you start handing out ground rule doubles?

It's not difficult, just say two infielders must be on either side of second base. There are already rules for what happens when a defensive player is not in a legal position (catcher not directly behind home plate, fielder with a foot in foul territory), and it is a balk. Not that I think banning shifts will do much to help the game, but the implementation is about as simple as it gets.
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Re: Around the MLB 2016 Edition 

Post#31 » by Fairview4Life » Fri Apr 29, 2016 3:26 am

John Farrell just intentionally walked Jeff Francoeur tonight.
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Re: Around the MLB 2016 Edition 

Post#32 » by LBJSeizedMyID » Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:09 pm

Dee Gordon now suspended 80 games for taking two banned substances.

http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/mlb/miami-marlins/article74611177.html
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Re: Around the MLB 2016 Edition 

Post#33 » by Santoki » Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:26 pm

LBJSeizedMyID wrote:Dee Gordon now suspended 80 games for taking two banned substances.

http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/mlb/miami-marlins/article74611177.html


Colabello now has someone to join him in the support group. I wonder if Gordon will have an exclusive where he shows his ability to turn on the waterworks.
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Re: Around the MLB 2016 Edition 

Post#34 » by Mr Swagtastic » Sun May 1, 2016 12:20 am

Saw a rumor on a Seattle Mariners telecast saying that Toronto and Cincinnati are discussing a Joey Votto for Drew Hutchison, Justin Smoak, D.J. Davis and Sean Reid-Foley. I guess Toronto wants to power itself to a league championship series. My thing is we need pitching first and foremost
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Re: Around the MLB 2016 Edition 

Post#35 » by Fairview4Life » Sun May 1, 2016 12:23 am

Mr Swagtastic wrote:Saw a rumor on a Seattle Mariners telecast saying that Toronto and Cincinnati are discussing a Joey Votto for Drew Hutchison, Justin Smoak, D.J. Davis and Sean Reid-Foley. I guess Toronto wants to power itself to a league championship series. My thing is we need pitching first and foremost


With Votto, Donaldson, Bautista, EE...we don't really need pitching. At least, the guys we have are fine.
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Re: Re: Re: Around the MLB 2016 Edition 

Post#36 » by Mr Swagtastic » Sun May 1, 2016 12:33 am

Fairview4Life wrote:
Mr Swagtastic wrote:Saw a rumor on a Seattle Mariners telecast saying that Toronto and Cincinnati are discussing a Joey Votto for Drew Hutchison, Justin Smoak, D.J. Davis and Sean Reid-Foley. I guess Toronto wants to power itself to a league championship series. My thing is we need pitching first and foremost


With Votto, Donaldson, Bautista, EE...we don't really need pitching. At least, the guys we have are fine.


My only problem is will the brass pay to keep EE and Jose Bautista? That deal is a homerun easily considering your getting Votto locked up until 2024. I think The Jays need to go after a legit 4th or 5th starter and Sanchez back to the pen
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Re: Around the MLB 2016 Edition 

Post#37 » by CrookedJ » Wed May 4, 2016 8:38 pm

Some classy sportsmanship from the biggest **** of MLB, Buck Showalter... at least he did it to the Yankees.

Had the grounds crew tarp the field after the O's BP so the Yankees wouldn't get any!

Orioles manager Buck Showalter has the reputation of being an expert at gamesmanship and somebody who searches for the slightest ways to gain a competitive advantage.

So when the Camden Yards grounds crew rolled out the tarp after the O’s were done taking batting practice before Tuesday night’s Yankees-Orioles game, it meant the Yankees weren’t going to take BP on the field that was dry.

A scheduled early batting practice session Tuesday had been scrapped and the Yankees were coming off a day of rest Monday.

Clearly, the Yankees weren’t pleased with what many believed was Showalter’s latest ploy to get an edge. That doubled when not a drop of rain fell the rest of the night.

“They hit and they’re covering the field,’’ manager Joe Girardi said in the middle of a session with the media in the third-base dugout prior to the game.


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Re: Around the MLB 2016 Edition 

Post#38 » by TheDoctor » Wed May 4, 2016 9:18 pm

I'm really busy between work and Raptors playoffs and only catching bits of the Jays here and there, but just looked at the standings and thought, wow...

2015 AL playoff teams:
14-13 Royals
13-15 Jays
9-18 Astros
8-16 Yankees

That's pretty wacky.
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Re: Around the MLB 2016 Edition 

Post#39 » by The_Hater » Thu May 5, 2016 7:26 pm

Mr Swagtastic wrote:Saw a rumor on a Seattle Mariners telecast saying that Toronto and Cincinnati are discussing a Joey Votto for Drew Hutchison, Justin Smoak, D.J. Davis and Sean Reid-Foley. I guess Toronto wants to power itself to a league championship series. My thing is we need pitching first and foremost


Improving the team via pitching or hitting has the same net result. The team could definitely use more LH hitting and the lineup hasn't been overly productive so this would address two issues.

It's very unlikely that both EE and Bats will both be back regardless so a trade like this would in part help support the loss of one or both.
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Post#40 » by -MetA4- » Thu May 5, 2016 10:50 pm

Mr Swagtastic wrote: That deal is a homerun easily considering your getting Votto locked up until 2024.


How is that a "homerun"? Votto will turn 33 this year and is going to be paid $25 mill per year until he's 40. 4-0. He's also been complete trash this season. The fact that he's "locked up until 2024" is a BAD thing, not a good thing. You think he's still going to be an elite hitter at age 37, 38, 39, 40? He may not even be elite anymore at 35, let alone those back end years.

That deal would be the most anti-Shapiro move of all time.

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