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    Random Baseball Thoughts

    - Is health a skill? To or at a point?

    - The following bullpen arms should get some shot to start within the next 2-4 seasons:

    Aroldis Chapman

    Andrew Miller - The first two are a combo of arm health, size, arm strength, development of the secondaries, and major improvements at repeating an athletic delivery.

    Dellin Betances - Same as the first two but RH. Really looks good this year.

    Jake McGee? - Big, throws hard, and still uses the full windup as a reliever. Was a starter in the minors. Throws hard.

    Brett Cecil?

    Zac Britton - Hard lefty sinker has shown some improvement this year out of the pen. Youngest guy on this list unless it's Warren.

    Adam Warren?

    I'm sure there's more, just got tired of looking around.

    - Justin verlander is a case of watching a former elite fastball elite SP adjust to live with merely a good to very good one. I think he has the pitches to do it.

    - With the Wil Myers creating a fear of losing all the years of a premium bat prospect, what about trading struggling but still well regarded former top prospects for SP talent? Seems like a really long shot but might actually make sense somewhere.

    Iunno...other stuff baseball.

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    In the entire history of baseball there are only 17 instances of a pitcher throwing at least 30 innings in a season with more than 10 strikeouts per walk. Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley has the two best strikeout-to-walk ratios in baseball history at 18.33-to-1 in 1989 and 18.25-to-1 in 1990. That’s amazing, as were the seasons listed above from Koji Uehara last year, Sergio Romo in 2011, and Mariano Rivera in 2008. Yet what Doolittle is doing right now for the A’s makes those look like nothing special.

    Oh, and Doolittle now has the second-best strikeout-to-walk ratio of all time among pitchers with 100 or more career innings at 6.64, behind only Uehara at 8.90. Five years ago he was a Triple-A first baseman hitting .267 with an .811 OPS for the A’s affiliate in Sacramento.
    He's at 50:1 now. He walks .25 per 9 lol
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    Remember last year, Gato, when I was like Hm Cubs should go after Andrew Miller...
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    Quote Originally Posted by WOwolfOL View Post
    Remember last year, Gato, when I was like Hm Cubs should go after Andrew Miller...
    I was on board! I like what the Red Sox have done with him. He's a FA after this season.

    What else...

    I want steroids in baseball just so we can get those late 30s/early 40s productive guys again. It suuuuuuuucked to see how Roy Halladay completely fell off a cliff.

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    Pitchers are weird.

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    Health could be considered a skill to a certain extent. There are certainly playing techniques and training exercises that are a skill to perform and do contribute to health/longevity. Although for the most part I would consider health an attribute, and not as much a skill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SenorGato View Post
    Pitchers are weird.
    Very weird

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    I like baseball.
    We’re pointing out that these statistics breed false narratives, and we value the truth. This isn’t about replacing old numbers with new numbers, or attempting to dissuade anyone from enjoying the aesthetics of the game. It is simply about telling the average fan about the reality of what actually happened on the field. The “Holy Trinity” of baseball statistics fail at this most basic task, and so they are not worth deifying any longer. - Dave Cameron

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    TS there are my thoughts, sorry for sidebar sir. TY sir

    This goes out to some gentleman for review. Strength of core 2.5/5

    Core:

    Los Angeles Dodgers/Pittsburgh Pirates Under 8
    Miami Marlins/Atlanta Braves Under 7
    Cincinnati Reds/Milwaukee Brewers Under 8
    Kansas City Royals/Chicago White Sox Under 7

    First additions (final for post):

    San Francisco Giants/Philadelphia Phillies Under 8
    Atlanta Braves over Miami Marlins
    Texas Rangers/New York Yankees Under 9

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    Quote Originally Posted by RMT View Post
    TS there are my thoughts, sorry for sidebar sir. TY sir

    This goes out to some gentleman for review. Strength of core 2.5/5

    Core:

    Los Angeles Dodgers/Pittsburgh Pirates Under 8
    Miami Marlins/Atlanta Braves Under 7
    Cincinnati Reds/Milwaukee Brewers Under 8
    Kansas City Royals/Chicago White Sox Under 7

    First additions (final for post):

    San Francisco Giants/Philadelphia Phillies Under 8
    Atlanta Braves over Miami Marlins
    Texas Rangers/New York Yankees Under 9
    I don't get this?

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    Baseball is tight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RMT View Post
    TS there are my thoughts, sorry for sidebar sir. TY sir

    This goes out to some gentleman for review. Strength of core 2.5/5

    Core:

    Los Angeles Dodgers/Pittsburgh Pirates Under 8
    Miami Marlins/Atlanta Braves Under 7
    Cincinnati Reds/Milwaukee Brewers Under 8
    Kansas City Royals/Chicago White Sox Under 7

    First additions (final for post):

    San Francisco Giants/Philadelphia Phillies Under 8
    Atlanta Braves over Miami Marlins
    Texas Rangers/New York Yankees Under 9

    The core held true. Core value was >10-1. All permutations within the of core held true. No group of additions held true.

    Members, without objection as I can not post in my own thread, in order to document baseball picks I will be posting here for a very LIMITED period of time. All the best, all the glory to HaShem alone
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    Quote Originally Posted by SenorGato View Post
    I want steroids in baseball just so we can get those late 30s/early 40s productive guys again.
    I've long been in favor of the MLB (perhaps along with other major sports entities) studying the effects of PEDs so they can be used in a safe way instead of in the shadows under the guidance of untrained 'trainers'.
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    The second post of picks to some gentleman for review:

    Strength of core 2.5/5

    Core:

    Miami Marlins/Atlanta Braves Over 7
    Houston Astros/Oakland Athletics Under 8
    Tampa Bay Rays/St. Louis Cardinals Under 7

    First addition:

    Washington Nationals over the Colorado Rockies

    Second additions (final for post):

    Los Angeles Dodgers over the Pittsburgh Pirates
    Baltimore Orioles over the Los Angeles Angels
    St. Louis Cardinals over the Tampa Bay Rays
    New York Mets/Seattle Mariners Under 7½

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