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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2018)
« Reply #650: September 13, 2018, 03:55:04 PM »
Mets to activate David Wright on the 29th to play one game at 3b.  He’s expected to retire afterwards

Update: if I'm reading this correctly, by retiring Wright forgoes the final two years of his contract.  If he had simply been placed on the physically unable to perform list he'd still get paid.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2018)
« Reply #651: September 15, 2018, 03:25:11 PM »
Mets to activate David Wright on the 29th to play one game at 3b.  He’s expected to retire afterwards

Update: if I'm reading this correctly, by retiring Wright forgoes the final two years of his contract.  If he had simply been placed on the physically unable to perform list he'd still get paid.

He’s a team player. I hope Zim is paying attention.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2018)
« Reply #652: September 15, 2018, 03:39:23 PM »
He’s a team player. I hope Zim is paying attention.

If he is, he’ll see wright retiring leaving millions on the table

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2018)
« Reply #653: September 15, 2018, 04:49:24 PM »
He’s a team player. I hope Zim is paying attention.

According to Wilpon he is going on the physically unable to perform list. The Mets would then keep paying him but they get 75% reimbursement from insurance.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2018)
« Reply #654: September 15, 2018, 04:51:54 PM »
According to Wilpon he is going on the physically unable to perform list. The Mets would then keep paying him but they get 75% reimbursement from insurance.

Oh. So since it’s an insurance claim they’d need a verifiable medical reason instead of just “he’s lost it”.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2018)
« Reply #655: September 15, 2018, 09:23:04 PM »
Marlins are barely going to crack 800,000 total attendance for the season, if at all.

For reference, the Nats are well over 2 million and even absolute bottom of the barrel teams get about 1.5 mill.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2018)
« Reply #656: September 15, 2018, 11:05:30 PM »
Oh. So since it’s an insurance claim they’d need a verifiable medical reason instead of just “he’s lost it”.

I thought he had spinal stenosis?  If he does, that would definitely be a verifiable medical reason.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2018)
« Reply #657: September 15, 2018, 11:20:28 PM »
Marlins are barely going to crack 800,000 total attendance for the season, if at all.

I'm sure the attendance for Inter Miami, the city's new MLS team, blow the Marlins' out of the water.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2018)
« Reply #658: September 16, 2018, 05:49:36 AM »
I thought he had spinal stenosis?  If he does, that would definitely be a verifiable medical reason.

Sorry, I meant as a way to apply this to Zim.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2018)
« Reply #659: September 17, 2018, 11:27:25 AM »
Sorry, I meant as a way to apply this to Zim.

Ah, I'm with you now.  :thumbs:

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2018)
« Reply #660: September 19, 2018, 07:28:27 PM »
Sox/Yanks on ESPN.   Sox can clinch.    Guess the Oreos are out of it.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2018)
« Reply #661: September 19, 2018, 07:39:22 PM »
There were so many commercials at the half inning that I forgot the baseball game was on.


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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2018)
« Reply #663: September 19, 2018, 08:26:55 PM »
Price is in post-season form.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2018)
« Reply #664: September 21, 2018, 02:14:53 PM »
Addison Russell has been placed on administrative leave following a detailed description of domestic abuse, written by his ex wife. Questions of abuse first surfaced a year or two ago when his ex wife's friend alleged on Instagram that Russel had been abusive to his ex while they were still married, but Melissa Reidy (the former Mrs Russell) declined to cooperate with the MLB investigation. She's since changed her mind and released a fairly lengthy blog about it.  https://lifewithmelis310373032.wordpress.com/author/lifewithmelis310373032/


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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2018)
« Reply #665: September 21, 2018, 02:46:26 PM »
Jeff Banister out as Rangers manager. Nightingale also speculating Showalter will be dismissed at the end of the year, too.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2018)
« Reply #666: September 21, 2018, 04:46:29 PM »
Jeff Banister out as Rangers manager. Nightingale also speculating Showalter will be dismissed at the end of the year, too.
Jeff Banister was good and a good guy. Definitely not his fault the team is rebuilding.

I know a lot of players hate playing for Showalter, but he got things done with that incredible bullpen 5 or 6 years ago.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2018)
« Reply #667: September 26, 2018, 12:01:33 AM »
Brewers about to get within 1/2 game of Cubs.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2018)
« Reply #668: September 27, 2018, 05:46:49 AM »
Brewers about to get within 1/2 game of Cubs.
How about the Brewers picking up Yelich and Cain late last offseason?  I have always liked Yelich and I'm not surprised he is an MVP, but Cain has also been great.  Those two moves definitely worked out.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2018)
« Reply #669: September 27, 2018, 09:30:13 AM »
Hope the Dodgers can hold off the Cards.

Caught some Vegas talk radio yesterday. They were just blasting Dave Roberts for his handling of the pitching staff. Said he was a nice guy but needed to go.

Maybe the Nats can trade Martinez for him?

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2018)
« Reply #671: September 29, 2018, 10:27:24 AM »
Marlins looking to "relocate" home run statue.

https://www.mlb.com/news/marlins-eyeing-options-for-sculpture-location/c-296467676
should put in a canal so someone fishing can see the Marlin jump out of the water.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2018)
« Reply #672: September 29, 2018, 04:06:20 PM »
Marlins looking to "relocate" home run statue.

https://www.mlb.com/news/marlins-eyeing-options-for-sculpture-location/c-296467676

The middle of Biscayne Bay sounds appropriate.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2018)
« Reply #673: September 29, 2018, 05:09:35 PM »
The middle of Biscayne Bay sounds appropriate.

What? Not enough arms for you?

I keep the freaker and play an homage to Esther Williams after every Marlins home run.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2018)
« Reply #674: September 29, 2018, 08:35:43 PM »
Christian Yelich is 1 HR from the NL lead (Carpenter) and 3 RBI off the NL lead (Baez) after his 2 run homer in the 3rd inning tonight. He leads the NL in Batting average by 12 points.
He has a game and a half to win the Triple Crown.