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View Poll Results: Javier Baez's Insane Tag

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  1. #16
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    Baseball needs more showmanship so I don't have anything against it. That said, one day he's not going to make that catch and he's going to look very foolish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffy25 View Post
    I'm not a fan.

    I like Javy and his passion. But I think you look dumb when you pre-celebrate things.

    All it takes is one time where the play doesn't get completed.

    That said, I wish Javy was a Cardinal

    No Chance in hell

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    Quote Originally Posted by metswon69 View Post
    Baseball needs more showmanship so I don't have anything against it. That said, one day he's not going to make that catch and he's going to look very foolish.
    People are acting like he does this every time.

    I would wager strong money Baez will never, over the duration of his career, attempt and whiff on a no look tag.

    If he attempts it it's because he knows he can execute it in that particular moment. If you've watched him play, even in as small a sample as this past October - the guy does whatever the **** he wants out there.


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    Quote Originally Posted by turnaround3 View Post
    People are acting like he does this every time.

    I would wager strong money Baez will never, over the duration of his career, attempt and whiff on a no look tag.

    If he attempts it it's because he knows he can execute it in that particular moment. If you've watched him play, even in as small a sample as this past October - the guy does whatever the **** he wants out there.
    Never said he did it all the time but just like fielders take for granted routine ground balls sometimes so could Baez trying to make the swipe tag without looking the ball all the way into his glove and tagging the runner.

    Knowing you can execute it means ****. Players know they can execute more routine plays than what Baez is attempting to do and still don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metswon69 View Post
    Never said he did it all the time but just like fielders take for granted routine ground balls sometimes so could Baez trying to make the swipe tag without looking the ball all the way into his glove and tagging the runner.

    Knowing you can execute it means ****. Players know they can execute more routine plays than what Baez is attempting to do and still don't.
    I love the play. But i will say if this was something he started doing on a consistent basis it would make me nervous. Fortunately this is the only time he's ever done it that i've seen. Not once in a MLB game has he tried it. So I see no reason to be concerned about him hurting my team. He really is supernatural with the glove.

  6. #21
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    If you watch closely it is a **** tag.


    Kristaps Porzingis
    Stronger than most 15 year old girls.

  7. #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by KnicksorBust View Post
    If you watch closely it is a **** tag.
    Yea, they showed it as #1 play of the week over here and each time I see it, the more I see it's such a bad play. There was actually nothing cool about it.

    Making a bad tag isn't any better just because you didn't look.

  8. #23
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    He does this all the time, only a big deal now because of the circumstance.

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    agreed, he nearly missed the guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJBASEBALL22 View Post
    agreed, he nearly missed the guy.

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    He probably made it that close on purpose for dramatic effect because as turnaround says, it's basically impossible for this guy to make a mistake on this kind of play...

  11. #26
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    So much salt in here, lol.

  12. #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by One Nut Kruk View Post
    He probably made it that close on purpose for dramatic effect because as turnaround says, it's basically impossible for this guy to make a mistake on this kind of play...
    Finally someone gets it.

    "there's no shines in my shinebox"

  13. #28
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    I normally don't like cockiness in a player, but I really like Baez. I do think it can be good for the game.

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    Perfectly fine for a WBC game or spring training game.

    Imagine him doing that during a close MLB playoff game. We would see a whole different set of reactions in these threads.

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