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#2894350 - 12/06/17 04:00 PM Official MLB 2018 Thread
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It's been over a month since the 2017 season ended, so let's take a look ahead to the 2018 MLB season...

Yankees introduce Aaron Boone as manager: Brian Cashman's big gamble meets the media

Derek Jeter: Any Giancarlo Stanton talk to this point 'just speculation'

And will it be back to the future for Rafael Palmeiro?

Rafael Palmeiro, 53, says 'no doubt' he can make it back to MLB

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#2894351 - 12/06/17 04:01 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Geoff Grace]
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And of course...



GO DODGER BLUE!!! thu

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#2894363 - 12/06/17 05:58 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Geoff Grace]
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Originally Posted By: Geoff Grace

And will it be back to the future for Rafael Palmeiro?
Rafael Palmeiro, 53, says 'no doubt' he can make it back to MLB


guess he's still in touch with his dealer. rolleyes
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#2894367 - 12/06/17 06:09 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: davedoerfler]
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looking ahead here in the nation's capital...

Nationals announce hiring of Dave Martinez as new manager
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#2894396 - 12/06/17 10:33 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: davedoerfler]
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We are at that interesting point in the offseason where the dominos are lined up ready to fall, someone just needs to push the first one. It might be Otani, Stanton, or JD Martinez . . . one big transaction happens and then many others follow. Until that first one, it's just a lot of "what ifs." Might have to wait a few more days until the GMs get together.
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#2894401 - 12/06/17 10:41 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Adan]
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Padres fans are on pins and needles hoping, waiting, praying that Ohtani might actually sign with us.
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#2894403 - 12/06/17 10:46 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Bobadohshe]
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And Hosmer.
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#2894405 - 12/06/17 10:51 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Geoff Grace]
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When Jamie Moyer retired, I had to finally admit that OK, maybe I wasn't going to be an MLB star after all.
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#2894547 - 12/07/17 10:49 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: MathOfInsects]
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Originally Posted By: MathOfInsects
And Hosmer.


That guy doesn't get the respect and recognition he deserves. Like Paul Goldschmidt.
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#2894553 - 12/07/17 11:03 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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Jake Arrieta and Todd Frazier are both free agents. Braves should try to sign Frazier. Arrieta should look to the American League, where batters haven't faced him for years.
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#2894589 - 12/07/17 02:12 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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I don't know how I totally missed this story.

Ex-Braves GM John Coppolella permanently banned; team loses prospects

This is going to put a serious hurt on their minor league development for the next 5 years or so.
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#2894592 - 12/07/17 02:36 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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Originally Posted By: Synthaholic
This is going to put a serious hurt on their minor league development for the next 5 years or so.


Damn. That completely sucks for Braves fans.
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#2894601 - 12/07/17 03:27 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: MathOfInsects]
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Originally Posted By: MathOfInsects
And Hosmer.


Not a great idea for the Padres right now.
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#2894605 - 12/07/17 03:34 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: davedoerfler]
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Originally Posted By: davedoerfler
Originally Posted By: Synthaholic
This is going to put a serious hurt on their minor league development for the next 5 years or so.


Damn. That completely sucks for Braves fans.


However, they signed Alex Antholpoulos. Good things are in store.
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#2894805 - 12/09/17 07:37 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: drawback]
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Let's take a moment to feel sorry for Giancarlo Stanton, who appears will not be able to play for his favorite team, the Dodgers, because they can't take on his salary. He may instead have to toil in obscurity with the Yankees.

But seriously, it looks like he will only waive his trade clause for a team that's already a winner (which is why he rejected the Giants). Whatever team he goes to, he's going to most likely put them over the top. It seems almost unfair.
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#2894811 - 12/09/17 08:14 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Adan]
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OTOH, I love it when an inexpensive team of mostly home grown players takes down the big boys when it counts. Irony, thy name is baseball.
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#2894827 - 12/09/17 10:29 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: drawback]
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I've been thinking the exact same thing since the final out of the WS.

Even though I was disappointed (mainly for the LA fans) at the outcome of Game 7 and I've never been an Astros fan, I kinda dug the fact that the three teams that spent the most dough- Dodgers, Cubs & Yankees - all fell short of the championship.

The whole money/corporate/ player mercenary state of baseball - Pujols was the tipping point for me , they would have erected a statue outside of Busch next to Musial had he stayed - basically has ruined my deep love for the game. Now, I do watch the post season and enjoy the close games but I'm nowhere near the fan I was. I literally lived and died with the Cardinals for 50 years ! Now I'm fairly indifferent to it all.

With regard to Stanton- jeez aren't the Yankees still paying off A-Rod's contract ? cry wink
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#2894829 - 12/09/17 10:34 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Dave Ferris]
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I'm a Padres fan so I haven't paid much attention to MLB in a couple decades.

I eternally hate the Dodgers but its really just a jealousy thing. i'm ok with that.
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#2894831 - 12/09/17 10:54 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Dave Ferris]
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Originally Posted By: Dave Ferris

The whole money/corporate/ player mercenary state of baseball - Pujols was the tipping point for me , they would have erected a statue outside of Busch next to Musial had he stayed - basically has ruined my deep love for the game.


This is why Padres fans worship and revere our legendary Tony Gwynn. A man who turned down more lucrative contracts to play his entire hall of fame career with SD. It's not something we may ever see again in baseball.
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#2894840 - 12/09/17 11:41 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Bobadohshe]
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Speaking of Southern California baseball:

Shohei Ohtani agrees to sign with Angels

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#2894842 - 12/09/17 11:46 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Dave Ferris]
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Originally Posted By: Dave Ferris

With regard to Stanton- jeez aren't the Yankees still paying off A-Rod's contract ? cry wink


I dunno about that but the Yankees are going to be a very good team for quite a few years now, I believe, if the Stanton deal goes through. They thought they would get Ohtani, now with him out of their reach they are going all in on Stanton.
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#2894851 - 12/09/17 12:14 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Bobadohshe]
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Originally Posted By: Bobadohshe
Originally Posted By: Dave Ferris

The whole money/corporate/ player mercenary state of baseball - Pujols was the tipping point for me , they would have erected a statue outside of Busch next to Musial had he stayed - basically has ruined my deep love for the game.


This is why Padres fans worship and revere our legendary Tony Gwynn. A man who turned down more lucrative contracts to play his entire hall of fame career with SD. It's not something we may ever see again in baseball.


There were actually a few of them. Robin Yount & Paul Molitor were both heavily enticed to leave Milwaukee. Chipper Jones could have made a lot more money by leaving the Braves - not that he was hurting, but baseball players value their worth by the size of their contracts these days. There are no longer players willing to take a pay cut to remain with the team they loved, like Phil Niekro. But yeah, Tony Gwynn was special. He could have put up even better numbers in Yankee Stadium, with it's short right field.

Speaking of Yankee Stadium, I don't think Giancarlo Stanton would have gone to the Yanks if they were still in the old Stadium, where sure homers in other parks died in front of the warning track.

I remember reading an economist's comparison of the contract proposals to Pujols from the Cardinals and Angels and he concluded that Albert was worse off financially with the Angels, due to California taxes and other factors. I thought it was a boneheaded move on his part from a strictly baseball perspective.
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#2894853 - 12/09/17 12:20 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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Seen on Twitter:

The Red Sox have reconstructed the Green Monster after hearing the Yankees acquired Giancarlo Stanton




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#2894854 - 12/09/17 12:24 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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#2897469 - 12/22/17 04:30 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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#2908621 - 02/10/18 06:29 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: harmonizer]
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#2908642 - 02/10/18 10:28 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Geoff Grace]
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Originally Posted By: Geoff Grace


I'm trying to decide if this is a good thing . . .

I'm inclined to say no.


Edited by Synthaholic (02/10/18 10:30 PM)
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#2908673 - 02/11/18 06:54 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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Originally Posted By: Synthaholic
Originally Posted By: Geoff Grace


I'm trying to decide if this is a good thing . . .

I'm inclined to say no.


From which point of view?
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#2908774 - 02/11/18 02:36 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: drawback]
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I'm trying to decide if this is a good thing . . .

I'm inclined to say no.


From which point of view?



I donít think itís a good deal for the Cubs. He seems too easy for hitters to figure out. And 6 year contracts for pitchers rarely work out, especially for fireballers.
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#2908993 - 02/12/18 10:50 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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As a Cubs fan, I'm wary of this deal, mostly because it seems like six years is too long of a contract.

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#2909005 - 02/12/18 11:14 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: KenElevenShadows]
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As far as Darvish somehow tipping pitches during the World Series, remember there has been a change in coaching in Chicago. If anyone can improve this, it's Jim Hickey, reunited this year with Joe Maddon. Long-term contracts aren't generally a good idea for a team unless there are mechanisms like front-loading, incentives, etc but I also understand Darvish signed for about $40M less than he was looking for. This must have worked both ways.
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#2918244 - 03/30/18 04:22 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: drawback]
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#2918258 - 03/30/18 07:23 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: MAJUSCULE]
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not yesterday for Washington/Cincinnati, which got postponed a day due to inclement weather. Scherzer struck out 10, including 7 in a row, looking towards 3rd Cy Young award season in a row. Great start for that. cool
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#2918624 - 04/01/18 06:08 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: davedoerfler]
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I just heard about this. RIP to one of my childhood baseball heroes:

In memory of Rusty Staub, one of the most underrated players in baseball history

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#2918820 - 04/02/18 04:29 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Geoff Grace]
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Originally Posted By: Geoff Grace
I just heard about this. RIP to one of my childhood baseball heroes:

In memory of Rusty Staub, one of the most underrated players in baseball history

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Le Grand Orange. As good a player as Rusty was, he was an even better human being.

http://www.qchron.com/editions/central/m...82f39c7e06.html
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#2918830 - 04/02/18 05:13 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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thu

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#2927392 - 05/16/18 04:32 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: KenElevenShadows]
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My Braves are in 1st place, with the best record in the National League! Who woulda thunk it? Second baseman Ozzie Albies is tied for the major league lead in homers, and Nick Markakis is leading the league in hitting.

Oh happy day!
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#2927400 - 05/16/18 05:29 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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Happy for you, Synthaholic. Let's see where we are 4 months from now, that's what is important. wink
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#2927415 - 05/16/18 08:05 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: davedoerfler]
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And Albies does it again tonight, hitting a triple for his Major League-leading 30th extra-base hit, and being driven home by Ronald Acuna, Jr.

They are the two youngest position players in MLB.

Nobody thought the Braves would finish higher than 5th in their division this year. Only the Yankees and Red Sox have better records.
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#2938158 - 07/16/18 08:15 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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#2938160 - 07/16/18 08:38 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Geoff Grace]
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Originally Posted By: Geoff Grace


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#2938194 - 07/17/18 07:26 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: davedoerfler]
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Originally Posted By: davedoerfler
Originally Posted By: Geoff Grace


twothumbs


Go Bryce. thu

While I'm not a huge MLB fan, I do root for my home team. Go Nats. grin

Also, I work within walking distance of the stadium. Of course, we are innundated with MLB all-star stuff. laugh cool
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#2938381 - 07/18/18 08:56 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Geoff Grace]
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The Cardinals are fools if they donít hire ex-Card Joe Girardi to manage.

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#2939621 - 07/26/18 08:47 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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A question for the ages:

Bartolo Colon, Hall of Famer? Maybe it's not so crazy
http://sports-ak.espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/24191231/bartolo-colon-hall-famer-maybe-not-crazy


Yeah, itís kinda crazy.
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#2943134 - 08/14/18 11:21 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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Speaking of "for the ages," not in 82 years, not your typical walk-off:



Cubs stun Nats on Bote's walk-off slam

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#2943218 - 08/14/18 08:22 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Geoff Grace]
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Originally Posted By: Geoff Grace
Speaking of "for the ages," not in 82 years, not your typical walk-off:



Cubs stun Nats on Bote's walk-off slam

Best,

Geoff


Here it is, condensed. Fantastic!

https://twitter.com/cubs/status/1028989554508816384?s=21
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#2943495 - 08/16/18 09:39 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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Did this:




Ölead to this?



It sure looks that way. The pitcher has a suspect history. He should be suspended, as should Don Mattingly, pained as I am to say it about my all-time favorite player.
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#2943513 - 08/16/18 11:01 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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Re the beaning of Acuna, it definitely looks intentional to me. I feel there are inadequate consequences imposed on baseball players (and their teams) who injure or risk injuring another player, either deliberately or via reckless endangerment.

Roger Clemens should have been ejected from game 2 of the 2000 World Series, suspended for the rest of the series, and the Yankees should have been forced to play the rest of that World Series without replacing his roster spot. (Clemens threw half a shattered bat with a jagged end at Piazza, when he was halfway to first base, and Clemens claimed he thought it was the ball).

LA Dodgers' Utley should have been suspended for the rest of the postseason after he broke Ruben Tejada's leg in the 2015 playoffs. He was originally suspended 2 games only, but then even that was appealed and overturned. IMO, the Dodgers should also have had to play the rest of the postseason without filling Utley's roster spot.

There should be a real consequence to the offending player and their organization.

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#2943515 - 08/16/18 11:08 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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Originally Posted By: Synthaholic
The pitcher has a suspect history. He should be suspended, as should Don Mattingly


Certainly it was intentional, the pitcher can spout out whatever bullshit he wants, he's lying. I'm not sure Mattingly green lighted it though. It was a rogue move, same as Hunter Strickland intentionally hitting Bryce Harper in 2017. Watch the catcher in the video. If he knows the batter is going to get hit, he would pop up. The catcher doesn't move.
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#2943569 - 08/16/18 04:21 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: davedoerfler]
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OK, so now Urena has been suspended 6 games for hitting Acuna. So he has to miss one start. facepalm
I guess it's more of a financial punishment, as he won't get paid for 6 games, even though he wouldn't be playing anyway. idk
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#2943764 - 08/17/18 05:43 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: harmonizer]
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Originally Posted By: harmonizer
Re the beaning of Acuna, it definitely looks intentional to me. I feel there are inadequate consequences imposed on baseball players (and their teams) who injure or risk injuring another player, either deliberately or via reckless endangerment.

Roger Clemens should have been ejected from game 2 of the 2000 World Series, suspended for the rest of the series, and the Yankees should have been forced to play the rest of that World Series without replacing his roster spot. (Clemens threw half a shattered bat with a jagged end at Piazza, when he was halfway to first base, and Clemens claimed he thought it was the ball).

LA Dodgers' Utley should have been suspended for the rest of the postseason after he broke Ruben Tejada's leg in the 2015 playoffs. He was originally suspended 2 games only, but then even that was appealed and overturned. IMO, the Dodgers should also have had to play the rest of the postseason without filling Utley's roster spot.

There should be a real consequence to the offending player and their organization.


This pitcher was suspended for 6 games. Basically one start. Not enough.

I agree about Clemens. Not sure about Utley. Tejada has to position himself correctly to not get hurt. Iím of the Ty Cobb attitude when it comes to hardball. I thought Utley slid hard but not illegally.
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#2943766 - 08/17/18 05:48 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: davedoerfler]
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Originally Posted By: davedoerfler
Originally Posted By: Synthaholic
The pitcher has a suspect history. He should be suspended, as should Don Mattingly


Certainly it was intentional, the pitcher can spout out whatever bullshit he wants, he's lying. I'm not sure Mattingly green lighted it though. It was a rogue move, same as Hunter Strickland intentionally hitting Bryce Harper in 2017. Watch the catcher in the video. If he knows the batter is going to get hit, he would pop up. The catcher doesn't move.


If Donny Baseball didnít know about it I imagine heíll be pissed. Itís disrespectful to him if one of his players feels he can go rogue.
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#2943777 - 08/17/18 09:19 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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Originally Posted By: Synthaholic
....I thought Utley slid hard but not illegally.


I agree that the Utley slide was not in the same category as Clemens throwing half a fractured bat. My problem with the Utley slide was where he slid. The point at which he made contact with Tejada was past 2nd base, and far to the side of it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laZsu7hq3W8

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#2943966 - 08/19/18 09:35 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: harmonizer]
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Originally Posted By: harmonizer
Originally Posted By: Synthaholic
....I thought Utley slid hard but not illegally.


I agree that the Utley slide was not in the same category as Clemens throwing half a fractured bat. My problem with the Utley slide was where he slid. The point at which he made contact with Tejada was past 2nd base, and far to the side of it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laZsu7hq3W8


Actually, re-watching it reminds me that he started his slide past the base. Clearly illegal. I had remembered it as just hard-nosed baseball, which Iím a fan of.

Anyone remember the Carlton Fisk-Thurman Munson plate collision? Lol!
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#2944817 - 08/24/18 11:09 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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This is so cool. Zoom in and touch any ZIP code to find out the breakdown of fans, based on Facebook data.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/04/24/upshot/facebook-baseball-map.html

Then check out the excellent article:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/04/23/upshot/24-upshot-baseball.html

I had no idea that the Angels, White Sox and Padres had such small fan bases, or that the Rangersí was so large. My assumption was that half of Texas were Astros fans. The Mets, and especially the Athletics are justÖsad.
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#2944859 - 08/24/18 02:09 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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Originally Posted By: Synthaholic

I had no idea that the [.....] Padres had such small fan bases,


We have the distinct geographical disadvantage of being hemmed in by an ocean to the west, a desert to the east, and a different country to the south. (also losing for a long long time)
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#2944890 - 08/24/18 04:30 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Bobadohshe]
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Originally Posted By: Bobadohshe
Originally Posted By: Synthaholic

I had no idea that the [.....] Padres had such small fan bases,


We have the distinct geographical disadvantage of being hemmed in by an ocean to the west, a desert to the east, and a different country to the south. (also losing for a long long time)


Yeah, they point that out in the article, but I never had really thought of that before. I guess the Marlins are in a similar situation.

Whatís funny is that when you click ZIP codes even up in Alaska, itís still Yankees and Red Sox dominating, with some Mariners fans thrown in.
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#2947225 - 09/08/18 01:36 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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The Braves are pissing me off.
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#2947276 - 09/08/18 09:07 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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fortunately for you as a Braves fan, the entire division sucks. The Braves would not be in first place in any other division in baseball. That, however, does not matter. The Braves are in first place in their division. Good for you.
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#2947363 - 09/09/18 09:52 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: davedoerfler]
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Braves bullpen is awful.

Where is Bryce Harper going to land? Yankees, aiming for that short RF porch?
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#2947393 - 09/10/18 07:51 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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Originally Posted By: Synthaholic
Where is Bryce Harper going to land? Yankees, aiming for that short RF porch?


Dunno. I really hope Washington lets him sign elsewhere. Nats are solid in the outfield without him, and can use that money where it is needed at other positions. He is a fan favorite however, puts people in the stands, so if the Nats do sign him for stupid money I won't be surprised.
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