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FaGalde according to ESPN box score.
Also Cecil returned to the norm. lol
Gorman has hit the ball hard and his hit was pretty well struck.
Jim Edmonds just said that he didn’t pay attention to the majority of the Astros situation because he said he honestly wasn’t surprised.
That was wind aided.
Also the wind was blowing in on that. It hung up a good long while.
I know how we like to bring up the wind down in Florida aiding long balls. Makes some look like ST Mark McGwire’s. lol this wasn’t the case here.
Turner pretty much saying what a small portion of us have said for a couple years. He’s out of touch and a bone head.
At least the All-Star game will be fun to watch. lol the Astros will get one player but it’s going to be damn awkward knowing that almost everyone in each dugout dislikes you and your team. lol
Oh and btw does that mean Dusty and his staff are going?
No need to Put Pederson in any trade discussion currently because we got Miller. This was the type of guy they wanted the last couple offseasons.
Could see Edman and Miller more about hedging bets on a couple players bounce backs. If Edman plays a lot and Miller more than he usually does it likely means it’s either due to injury or a couple of bats we depended on didn’t pan out.
Miller is a Lefty bat of the bench and spot starter against Righties. That’s what he should be.
He Won’t be playing much OF. Guy only made 12 starts there last season.
This guy should be an off the bench bat he didn’t hit well in that role last year It appears he could be more of insurance.
You know if they go to 7 teams there’s a real possibility a team under .500 makes it.
Marlins 2016 79-83
Braves and Mets 2014 79-83
It’s just a terrible idea. About the only thing that would come out of it is that it would be a shorter season possibly but you can see the flawed theory in that as well. More teams in the hunt they think gets you better attendance in September to make up for those lost games. Baseball is going up against school and the NFL amd College Football in Septemebr. NFL and College does draw people away from baseball. I don’t think some ho hum under .500 team is going to draw any more than a thousand fans or so to make up for it.
And the March Madness aspect to it is just stupid! People pay attention to march madness to the basketball pools and affiliation to a college involved. Baseball isn’t like that and will never be. I don’t understand why Manfred and likely some owners are trying to make baseball something that it isn’t. It’s not NBA, NHL or football or college basketball and you aren’t drawing in then
If you wanted meet at the middle (not that I want to) then add a 6th team and have a two 1 game Wild Cards. I buy that a heck of a lot more than this craptastic scheme.
I’ve said this time after time. Manfred is ruining the game. He’s a virus!
I’m sure Mr. Dewitt would be happy about this.
I’m going to be in the area for the Padres series and want to take my friend and his son and my nephew. Only issue I have is I’m not sure of the schedule for all of them. Friend has work and a new 1 year old along with his other kids and my nephew plays baseball as well. My brother doesn’t know the schedule yet.
Don’t worry though. I’m sure they’ll be plenty of cheap tickets on Stubhub. lol
He’s got a bit of a hole in his swing sometimes that I think is going to get exposed and he’ll have to adjust because the league will.
I like the super sub idea for him. He may very well regress a little bit at the plate in the 2nd season but I think this role suits him well and it allows him to observe a little more and maybe think his way through stuff. Switch hitter who subs for Carp against lefties and plugs holes due to injury. Wong was relatively healthy last season and had a fairly consistent season. So I wouldn’t totally bank on him in 2020. Plus the questions in the OF.February 10, 2020 at 11:50 am in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2019-2020 #121919
Well technically we’ve got a couple days to trade Urias. I mean he fits the Regnifo mold doesn’t he and he’s not on the 40 man.
It’s likely a pipe dream but you have a feeling Bowtie and his buddy are kicking the tires a bit. Does make for interesting discussion.February 9, 2020 at 11:09 pm in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2019-2020 #121858
The Pederson trade to the Angels has fallen through and I believe the Dodgers have too many players on the 40 man now. So they got to be rid of someone.February 9, 2020 at 9:50 pm in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2019-2020 #121852
Joc Pederson trade is off. There was some mutual interest no?
He had plenty of opportunity to lead off and do something and he didn’t. So I don’t want to hear it! He hit better when he was in the lower part of the order.
He might want figure out his mojo on the road because he flat out didn’t have it last year away from busch 3. Also he might want to find his gap stroke again because that was lacking as well.
I think Shildt will put him in positions to succeed but he needs to change some of his approach. Old habits die hard.February 7, 2020 at 10:28 pm in reply to: MLB rumors: Cubs trading Kris Bryant to rival Cardinals? #121704
The only way they’ll trade Bryant this season is if they get blown away by an offer before spring training or the cubs just implode and they deal him right before the deadline to Atlanta.
We can talk about the questions in re the OF all day long, but the bottom line may be that DeJong is the most critical player for offensive success in 2020 behind Goldy.
And that should scare you right there.
Guy hacks way too much to be relied on as a major offensive contributor. Until he figures that out and can hit .250 he’ll be a player you’ll love for stretches and will infuriate you at the the other 60% of his plate appearances.
And we did nothing to address the offense in the offseason. Brilliant!!!
Dodgers are in my top 3 for sure. Fans are about as obnoxious as they come.
However I don’t think you’ll be lucky enough for them to miss the postseason.
Adams deal is a minors with ST invite.
Interesting take. They were a poor team last year, so you believe that Moustakas, Castellanos, Miley and Akiyama are enough to push them 20 games forward from last year?
You forgot the addition of Trevor Bauer and the deadline last year and Strop today. That move for Bauer was made for a 2020 run at a playoff spot.
And I think a 13-15 game improvement could be enough with the lack of impact moves by the top 3 teams of last season.
They do have Suarez out until the beginning of the season. Shoulder injuries are tricky. So maybe they struggle out of the game but they can shift a guy like Senzel to Infield. Which might be why they aren’t so keen on dealing him right away.
Also consider the Cubs and the addition of a new skipper might inject some life into the lineup and that pitching. Right now I’d say those are the top 2 teams.
Vaguely and there a reason why that is. lol
Reds see a weakness within the top 3 teams and are trying to take advantage. They should be the favorite unless they just get decimated by injuries.
It didn’t help Bader last season that he was virtually unplayable vs. Lefties. That has to change or he’ll play himself out of a role. Doesn’t matter how good that D is. Regardless he needs to step his game up at the plate regardless in 2020.
College baseball coach John Altobelli his wife and daughter who played with Kobe’s daughter are confirmed dead. Altobelli coached Jeff McNeil in college.