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Offline BrandonK

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Re: 2015-16 Offseason Discussion and News
« Reply #150: December 16, 2015, 02:05:21 PM »
So Chase Utley is gonna be LA's second baseman going into the season with Micah Johnson as the potential guy of the future? Huh. I dunno why they'd trade Peraza.


Seems dumb to me, but they must really like Montas.

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Re: 2015-16 Offseason Discussion and News
« Reply #151: December 16, 2015, 02:07:13 PM »

Seems dumb to me, but they must really like Montas.
So Peraza has been traded twice in one year in two baffling deals. I don't know why Atlanta traded him for Hector Olivera to begin with and I don't get why Los Angeles traded him just now.

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Re: 2015-16 Offseason Discussion and News
« Reply #152: December 16, 2015, 03:49:54 PM »
So Chase Utley is gonna be LA's second baseman going into the season with Micah Johnson as the potential guy of the future? Huh. I dunno why they'd trade Peraza.

They still have Hernandez, no?

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Re: 2015-16 Offseason Discussion and News
« Reply #153: December 17, 2015, 07:11:45 AM »
So Chase Utley is gonna be LA's second baseman going into the season with Micah Johnson as the potential guy of the future? Huh. I dunno why they'd trade Peraza.
They got a good pitcher out of it.  Frankie Montas will probably start in the rotation from Day 1.

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Re: 2015-16 Offseason Discussion and News
« Reply #154: December 22, 2015, 01:41:18 PM »
I guess this could go here: Smoltz is jumping in the big FOX booth, taking the place of Reynolds and Verducci.

http://mlb.nbcsports.com/2015/12/22/report-harold-reynolds-tom-verducci-out-john-smoltz-in-as-fox-lead-announcers/

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Re: 2015-16 Offseason Discussion and News
« Reply #155: December 22, 2015, 02:00:13 PM »
I guess this could go here: Smoltz is jumping in the big FOX booth, taking the place of Reynolds and Verducci.

http://mlb.nbcsports.com/2015/12/22/report-harold-reynolds-tom-verducci-out-john-smoltz-in-as-fox-lead-announcers/

I think I'm the only person in the world who liked Reynolds :(  I can't say I can recall much about Smoltz as a broadcaster which leads me to believe he'll be as boring as Verducci was :(

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Re: 2015-16 Offseason Discussion and News
« Reply #156: December 22, 2015, 02:05:39 PM »
I think I'm the only person in the world who liked Reynolds :(  I can't say I can recall much about Smoltz as a broadcaster which leads me to believe he'll be as boring as Verducci was :(

I like Reynolds on MLB Network.    As far as the rest of baseball, if it ain't the Nats, I ain't watchin' it.

Offline skippy1999

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Re: 2015-16 Offseason Discussion and News
« Reply #157: December 22, 2015, 02:18:42 PM »
I like Reynolds on MLB Network.    As far as the rest of baseball, if it ain't the Nats, I ain't watchin' it.

I watch a lot of the late night games, or at least have them on in the background but those aren't Fox games but it just dawned on me, they keep shuffling the deck in that booth but keeping the worst one-Buck  :evil:

Offline BrandonK

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Re: 2015-16 Offseason Discussion and News
« Reply #158: December 23, 2015, 01:02:31 PM »

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Re: 2015-16 Offseason Discussion and News
« Reply #159: December 23, 2015, 02:04:44 PM »
Whatever happened the Cardinals "hacking" scandal? This is all I found: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2587689-rob-manfred-comments-on-investigation-into-cardinals-hacking-scandal
So you also saw that FanGraphs comment thread? I think waiting for the FBI is a big part of it.

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Re: 2015-16 Offseason Discussion and News
« Reply #160: December 23, 2015, 02:07:34 PM »
So you also saw that FanGraphs comment thread? I think waiting for the FBI is a big part of it.

Yup. The one guy tossed around a lost 1st rounder. I doubt that now. We'll see

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Re: 2015-16 Offseason Discussion and News
« Reply #161: December 24, 2015, 07:48:52 PM »
I met Adam Wainwright Tuesday night at a restaurant in St Simon's Island, Georgia.  I was having dinner with a friend of his from high school and she introduced me.  I was pumped

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Re: 2015-16 Offseason Discussion and News
« Reply #162: December 24, 2015, 08:24:52 PM »
I met Adam Wainwright Tuesday night at a restaurant in St Simon's Island, Georgia.  I was having dinner with a friend of his from high school and she introduced me.  I was pumped

St. Simons was a great place, though I confess I havent been there in 40 years...

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Re: 2015-16 Offseason Discussion and News
« Reply #163: December 24, 2015, 08:25:35 PM »
St. Simons was a great place, though I confess I havent been there in 40 years...

They probably have electricity and indoor plumbing now.

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Re: 2015-16 Offseason Discussion and News
« Reply #164: December 24, 2015, 08:33:08 PM »
They probably have electricity and indoor plumbing now.

I knew I should have waited...

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Re: 2015-16 Offseason Discussion and News
« Reply #165: December 24, 2015, 08:43:40 PM »
I knew I should have waited...

That would have been really bad for your bladder.

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Re: 2015-16 Offseason Discussion and News
« Reply #166: December 29, 2015, 12:34:45 PM »
The Yankees now boast the makings of what could be the most imposing bullpen in baseball, having acquired hard-throwing left-hander Aroldis Chapman from the Reds on Monday in exchange for four Minor League prospects.

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Re: 2015-16 Offseason Discussion and News
« Reply #167: December 29, 2015, 01:33:00 PM »
The Yankees now boast the makings of what could be the most imposing bullpen in baseball, having acquired hard-throwing left-hander Aroldis Chapman from the Reds on Monday in exchange for four Minor League prospects.
Could be? No, it is.

Offline HalfSmokes

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Re: 2015-16 Offseason Discussion and News
« Reply #168: December 29, 2015, 01:43:58 PM »
Could be? No, it is.

Could be unless you want to pretend reliever performance is consistent

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Re: 2015-16 Offseason Discussion and News
« Reply #169: December 29, 2015, 01:44:33 PM »
Could be unless you want to pretend reliever performance is consistent
Find me a more consistent reliever than those.

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Re: 2015-16 Offseason Discussion and News
« Reply #170: December 29, 2015, 01:56:09 PM »
The Yankees now boast the makings of what could be the most imposing bullpen in baseball, having acquired hard-throwing left-hander Aroldis Chapman from the Reds on Monday in exchange for four Minor League prospects.
The Washington Nationals had five aces in their rotation last year.

Offline HalfSmokes

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Re: 2015-16 Offseason Discussion and News
« Reply #171: December 29, 2015, 01:57:20 PM »
Find me a more consistent reliever than those.

that's the point, relievers aren't consistent either on an individual level or as a group. If you think that it's definitely the best, then you're saying relievers are predictable 

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Re: 2015-16 Offseason Discussion and News
« Reply #172: December 29, 2015, 02:08:13 PM »
The Washington Nationals had five aces in their rotation last year.

Roark >>>>> Max

Offline NJ Ave

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Re: 2015-16 Offseason Discussion and News
« Reply #173: December 29, 2015, 05:12:36 PM »
that's the point, relievers aren't consistent either on an individual level or as a group. If you think that it's definitely the best, then you're saying relievers are predictable 

Mediocre relievers aren't consistent. The best relievers ARE consistent. And now they have THREE of the best relievers in the game (three of the top, what, 5-6?). I don't know what's hard to understand. Maybe their ERAs vary a little bit because 1 additional bad outing per year can make a big different in so few innings, but for the most part the top relievers in the game are shut-down guys for many years at a time.

Kimbrel has had 5 straight years with ERAs between 1.01 and 2.58
Chapman 4 straight years between 1.51 and 2.54
Jansen 5 straight years between 1.88 and 2.85
Uehara 4 straight years between 1.09 and 2.52
Papelbon 9 of 10 years beween 0.92 and 2.94


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Re: 2015-16 Offseason Discussion and News
« Reply #174: December 29, 2015, 10:42:57 PM »
I think Betances could wear down this year because of his workload the last 2 years, but Miller and Chapman should be elite barring injury and Betances certainly should be dominant. Will be fun to watch for sure.