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Offline whytev

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2016)
« Reply #26: March 05, 2016, 03:47:41 AM »
Pretty obvious grievance if the Yankees try to option the best closer in baseball, since any minors prep time is included as major league service time. I wonder if Manfred took service time into account? I doubt he wanted to reward the Yankees for dumpster-diving on a domestic abuser.

That's actually where my thoughts were going. How close to the most time without rewarding the Yankees did he get? Pretty close!

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« Reply #27: March 08, 2016, 11:37:27 AM »
Orioles might have the worst outfield defense in baseball this year...but the best infield defense.

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« Reply #28: March 08, 2016, 11:46:10 AM »
Orioles might have the worst outfield defense in baseball this year...but the best infield defense.

gotta think that chris davis contract will kill them when they need to re-sign machado

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« Reply #29: March 08, 2016, 11:54:11 AM »
gotta think that chris davis contract will kill them when they need to re-sign machado

same as harper- you can't make all of your plans dependent on resigning a guy that you likely won't be able to

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« Reply #30: March 08, 2016, 12:04:14 PM »
same as harper- you can't make all of your plans dependent on resigning a guy that you likely won't be able to

fair point

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2016)
« Reply #31: March 08, 2016, 01:33:14 PM »
Orioles might have the worst outfield defense in baseball this year...but the best infield defense.
Reminds me of arguments I had with NYY fans back in the late 70s.  Red Sox had terrific outfield defense, with Evans and Lynn and Yaz at least some of the time instead of Rice, but poor defense with Butch Hobson, Rick Burleson, Jerry Remy, and George Scott.  Yankees had a lousy outfield defensively, I think with the corpse of Roy White along side Mickey Rivers and Lou Pinella, but had terrific infield defense with Nettles, Randolph, Chambliss, and some guy whose name escapes me ;) .  Infield matters more. 

Butch Hobson I think had over 30 errors in 1978, mostly thrown by Scott, who made Sandoval look like Ghandi in terms of his physique at that point.  Hobson had bone chips in his throwing arm and it would lock up when he threw.  After the '78 team blew its lead, Zimmer finally replaced Hobson for the last week or two with Jack Brohammer (what a great name! ), who could field, and put Bill Lee back in the rotation after fighting him all season. They made up 4.5 games on the NYY to set up the 1 game playoff.

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« Reply #32: March 08, 2016, 04:04:16 PM »
JCA what happened in that one game playoff

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« Reply #33: March 08, 2016, 04:24:29 PM »
JCA what happened in that one game playoff
Drawing a blank right now . . .  I remember I think there was a ball hit to right and Pinella lost it in the sun. Sox had runners on, so I figure they scored and tied it up in the 8th.  Am I missing something? 

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« Reply #34: March 08, 2016, 06:41:41 PM »
Orioles might have the worst outfield defense in baseball this year...but the best infield defense.

Don't their outfield and infield have basically the same surface area?


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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2016)
« Reply #36: March 09, 2016, 10:54:53 AM »
http://deadspin.com/red-sox-prospect-fractured-hand-in-fight-with-roommate-1763584555
:smh:

I hope Kopech saved his signing bonus because he's going to be out of baseball faster than Brien Taylor.  True cement head.

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« Reply #37: March 10, 2016, 02:43:30 PM »
http://deadspin.com/old-man-swears-at-cloud-1764083204

Old goose does not like the modern game much

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« Reply #39: March 11, 2016, 08:08:18 PM »
Desmond is 6-13 in Spring Training

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« Reply #41: March 12, 2016, 02:19:19 PM »
Uh oh Baltimore: https://twitter.com/Orioles/status/708732159666688001

If it's serious, I wonder if Wieters knew he couldn't pass a physical and that's why he took the QO?

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« Reply #43: March 12, 2016, 02:30:59 PM »
Their version of Ryan Zimmerman...

Minus the long term investment

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« Reply #44: March 12, 2016, 06:12:10 PM »
If it's serious, I wonder if Wieters knew he couldn't pass a physical and that's why he took the QO?
Finalized a trade in my AL fantasy league on Thursday, Yan Gomes ($12) for Josh Reddick ($14) because, hey, I also have Wieters. :(

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« Reply #45: March 12, 2016, 07:23:05 PM »
If it's serious, I wonder if Wieters knew he couldn't pass a physical and that's why he took the QO?

He signed with the team that fails people on physicals.

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« Reply #46: March 12, 2016, 07:42:00 PM »
He signed with the team that fails people on physicals.

He signed an offer not conditional on a physical

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« Reply #47: March 12, 2016, 07:49:33 PM »
He signed an offer not conditional on a physical
And now Angelos--"Curses! Foiled again!"

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« Reply #48: March 12, 2016, 08:02:25 PM »
He signed an offer not conditional on a physical

I know. I was just thinking of the irony.