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    Sticky: Welcome aboard. Hopefully it will pick up around...

    Welcome aboard. Hopefully it will pick up around here with baseball on the verge of starting back up.
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    NL adopting DH this year

    https://www.bleachernation.com/cubs/2020/05/10/national-league-expected-to-add-designated-hitter-this-year/?fbclid=IwAR2EvpaXA3-EzVLIw8foKomOzQ9O6boSgE4_pGYllwMSgK1Q0wAltQ3PJvk


    I dislike the DH,...
  3. Thread: Ootp

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    I've never played OOTP, but I have played in some...

    I've never played OOTP, but I have played in some Diamond Mind run leagues. Lots of fun for sure.
  4. I remember him... but only vaguely. It's awesome...

    I remember him... but only vaguely. It's awesome that he went to med-school! Congrats! His efforts make him one of my favorite all time Cardinals with fewer than 75 AB's!
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    Great news!

    Great news!
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    Insulting someone who's sick... and at risk of...

    Insulting someone who's sick... and at risk of dying? You do you man... I'll leave it at that.
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    why are people pointlessly negative towards...

    why are people pointlessly negative towards someone gravely ill?

    Photographic posts are the norm now. People take pictures and post them. It is what they do.
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    Get well soon Jimmy Ballgame!

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/former-angels-standout-jim-edmonds-201448406.html


    I hope he comes through ok.
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    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/red-sox-sign-yairo-mu...

    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/red-sox-sign-yairo-munoz-121401567.html

    Yairo signed a minor league deal with the Red Sox. Glad he found a gig, but man he needs to work on his people skills.
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    There's absolutely nothing to talk about right...

    There's absolutely nothing to talk about right now.

    Watching sports television is just sad. It's either re-runs or covid discussion. There's no sports being played anywhere.
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    All baseball operations have been suspended. ...

    All baseball operations have been suspended. Seems like they could have proceeded with spring training, and said no fans allowed.
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    Could Carlos be pitching himself back into the...

    Could Carlos be pitching himself back into the closers role? I saw he gave up 6 runs yesterday.
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    Poll: It is indeed going to be more than we want. I'm...

    It is indeed going to be more than we want. I'm in the 8 mil per range.
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    As far as implementing it goes... you would need...

    As far as implementing it goes... you would need to start with a team like the one we have. A team with a bunch of extra starting pitching, and guys you want to minimize stress on.

    Reyes,...
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    It certainly would be an interesting idea. ...

    It certainly would be an interesting idea.

    There will be many times that opponents would have 9 or fewer base runners. So... two pitchers can get through the lineup with no help. So... if you...
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    Poll: Molina won't get pulled for bad play......

    Molina won't get pulled for bad play... especially since Knizner has been pretty poor so far this spring. Worst case is he's so bad, they decide to start Weiters 2 times a week.
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    We have discussed this... and I honestly think an...

    We have discussed this... and I honestly think an 8 man rotation where there are two starters for each game is in the future. They throw a little on short rest, but since they're probably maxing out...
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    Here's the 2 roster spots that I think might be...

    Here's the 2 roster spots that I think might be incorrect. Ravelo is dropping when he needs to be surging. He's shown no power so far, and a low average. If Fowler doesn't turn it around, he's...
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    My opinion on value of pitching staff. 1-5...

    My opinion on value of pitching staff.

    1-5 starters
    Closer
    Setup up man (8th inning)
    Lefty
    Long man (pitches in the 6th and 7th innings only)
    Everyone else

    So, if you have one of your top...
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    The problem is... typically the "long man" comes...

    The problem is... typically the "long man" comes in if a pitcher blows up. So, they're coming in trailing 6-0. That isn't a valuable use of one of our better pitchers.

    Now, if the plan is to...
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    The thing that scares me about putting Reyes in...

    The thing that scares me about putting Reyes in as the closer is his control issues. The one thing you do not want is a closer coming in and walking a couple guys. That's what drove us crazy about...
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    I just don't think long man is a valuable...

    I just don't think long man is a valuable position. I'd rather him get a shot at closing.
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    Ponce is looking really good… If he doesn’t get a...

    Ponce is looking really good… If he doesn’t get a spot in the rotation, he should be heavily used in the bullpen.
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    Poll: How good will it be to finally have an outfielder...

    How good will it be to finally have an outfielder who can hit? Ozuna just never really put it together for us. We have 3-4 outfielders that could put up .270/.360/.500 or better. O'Neill won't put...
  25. The MLB is simply looking out for their teams and...

    The MLB is simply looking out for their teams and owners. Heck... they are right now trying to use the Corona Virus to avoid punishing the Red Sox for the same crap.
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