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Re: 2022 MLB Regular Season
« Reply #150: July 12, 2022, 09:14:22 AM »
Dodger stadium workers have voted to go on strike before the all-star game unless demands are met in advance

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/34227337/dodger-stadium-concession-workers-threaten-strike-ahead-all-star-game

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Re: 2022 MLB Regular Season
« Reply #151: July 12, 2022, 09:18:58 AM »
Dodger stadium workers have voted to go on strike before the all-star game unless demands are met in advance

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/34227337/dodger-stadium-concession-workers-threaten-strike-ahead-all-star-game
MLB will move it to Anaheim.

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« Reply #152: July 13, 2022, 05:48:49 PM »
Nice of MLB to offer MLB.TV at half price WHEN MORE THAN HALF THE SEASOM HAS BEEN PLAYED. Quite the bargain.

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« Reply #153: July 13, 2022, 05:56:09 PM »
Dodger stadium workers have voted to go on strike before the all-star game unless demands are met in advance

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/34227337/dodger-stadium-concession-workers-threaten-strike-ahead-all-star-game

Just let Howie hit a grand slam so people can clear out early

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Re: 2022 MLB Regular Season
« Reply #154: July 15, 2022, 01:52:52 PM »
Royals without 40 percent of their roster for Blue Jays series because of Vaccination status. They won the first game.

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Re: 2022 MLB Regular Season
« Reply #155: July 15, 2022, 05:40:08 PM »
It must be getting late - just looked at the 'latest news' section, on MLB.com. With the typeface they use, at first glance, I thought it read 'New duo tops latest Hitler Power Rankings...  '   ;)

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« Reply #156: July 15, 2022, 07:29:01 PM »
It must be getting late - just looked at the 'latest news' section, on MLB.com. With the typeface they use, at first glance, I thought it read 'New duo tops latest Hitler Power Rankings...  '   ;)
hey, one of those two is Juan Soto !

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« Reply #157: July 15, 2022, 11:11:13 PM »
Watching the Padres in their city connect uniforms makes we wish I was in Hawaii eating shave ice.

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« Reply #158: July 16, 2022, 06:24:17 AM »
Watching the Padres in their city connect uniforms makes we wish I was in Hawaii eating shave ice.

I have a very long list of things that make me wish the same.

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« Reply #159: July 17, 2022, 09:45:00 AM »
I have a very long list of things that make me wish the same.

You mean like seeing the written words "Hawaii" or "shave ice," even if not in combination?

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« Reply #160: July 20, 2022, 07:04:45 PM »
MLB.TV games are all free Thursday to Sunday if you have an MLB account. Except for the ones on other National broadcasts.

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« Reply #161: July 21, 2022, 04:56:17 PM »
So would the Angels trade Ohtani?  FA after next season.

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« Reply #162: July 27, 2022, 03:04:53 PM »
here's a vote against long-term extensions: Mike Trout has a chronic back issue:
https://www.ocregister.com/2022/07/27/angels-mike-trout-dealing-with-rare-back-condition/

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Trout’s injury was first diagnosed as back spasms when he left a game July 12. A week later, when the Angels placed him on the injured list, they announced it was rib cage inflammation. Frostad explained that the muscle spasms around the inflammation to protect it. Frostad said it’s technically a “costovertebral dysfunction at T5.”

“This is a pretty rare condition that he has right now in his back,” Frostad said. “(Dr. Robert Watkins), one of the most well-known spine surgeons in the country, if not the world, doesn’t see a lot of these. For it to happen in a baseball player, we just have to take into consideration what he puts himself through with hitting, swinging on a daily basis just to get prepared and then also playing in the outfield, diving for balls. Jumping into the wall, things like that. And there’s so many things that can aggravate it, but this doctor hasn’t seen a lot of it. And he’s one of the best in the country.”


Asked if Trout could miss the rest of the season, Frostad said: “We hope not. I don’t think we’re at a point where we’re going to make that decision. He’s going to have a follow-up here once we get back, and we’ll just kind of see what the doctor thinks at that point. But that really hasn’t been a discussion that we’ve had.”

Frostad added that the Angels will need to keep an eye on this indefinitely.

“Long-term, we do have to look at this as something that he has to manage not just through the rest of this season, but also through the rest of his career, probably,” Frostad said.

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« Reply #163: July 27, 2022, 03:11:02 PM »
here's a vote against long-term extensions: Mike Trout has a chronic back issue:
https://www.ocregister.com/2022/07/27/angels-mike-trout-dealing-with-rare-back-condition/

won't matter in the slightest-how many long term contracts work out to the benefit of the team and yet they still keep doling them out.

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« Reply #164: July 27, 2022, 04:10:54 PM »
won't matter in the slightest-how many long term contracts work out to the benefit of the team and yet they still keep doling them out.
Teams that care about winning regularly are shying away from these long term deals more and more.   Boras will hold out for the sucker teams willing to pay, but these mega long term deals are rarely a good baseball move, and should only really be considered if they have a good chance of winning something in the first half of the contract.   You can handle eating some years of a Mike Trout or Bryce Harper making 30-40 million a year while their walking around with a cane if you won a world series or made a few good playoff runs in the early years.   But every year that the Phillies or Angels finish out of the playoffs while these guys are in their prime, just makes these contracts awful as they age, even if they have some good individual seasons like they've had.

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« Reply #165: July 27, 2022, 04:15:49 PM »
Teams that care about winning regularly are shying away from these long term deals more and more.   Boras will hold out for the sucker teams willing to pay, but these mega long term deals are rarely a good baseball move, and should only really be considered if they have a good chance of winning something in the first half of the contract.   You can handle eating some years of a Mike Trout or Bryce Harper making 30-40 million a year while their walking around with a cane if you won a world series or made a few good playoff runs in the early years.   But every year that the Phillies or Angels finish out of the playoffs while these guys are in their prime, just makes these contracts awful as they age, even if they have some good individual seasons like they've had.
Look at it this way. If the Phillies did not have Harper (and Wheeler) they would be further down the standings each year with lower attendance. And fewer jersey sales.  Those things do matter.  Maybe later on his contract will be an anchor but not so much now.

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« Reply #166: July 27, 2022, 04:25:51 PM »
Look at it this way. If the Phillies did not have Harper (and Wheeler) they would be further down the standings each year with lower attendance. And fewer jersey sales.  Those things do matter.  Maybe later on his contract will be an anchor but not so much now.

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« Reply #167: July 27, 2022, 06:00:15 PM »
Mets handed out super contracts and are in first. We won with Max and Corbin. Dodgers have the smartest GM and hand them out like candy.

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« Reply #168: July 27, 2022, 06:25:26 PM »
Yeah if you just have unlimited money like the Mets and Dodgers the mega contracts are great ideas. Everyone else not so much.

We hit the jackpot with Max.

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« Reply #169: July 28, 2022, 11:21:44 PM »
New York Post says the Angels are listening to offers for Ohtani

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« Reply #170: July 29, 2022, 08:48:06 AM »
New York Post says the Angels are listening to offers for Ohtani
the difficulty is they are willing to trade him as a DH but are trying to keep him as a pitcher.

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« Reply #171: July 29, 2022, 09:34:27 AM »
the difficulty is they are willing to trade him as a DH but are trying to keep him as a pitcher.
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« Reply #172: July 29, 2022, 06:59:30 PM »
MLB TV is on sale for $24.99 rest of the season.  Or $19.99 for one team. I signed up to watch the “young” Nats rest of the season. You know like Maikel and Cesar. 

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« Reply #173: July 29, 2022, 07:03:53 PM »
Yeah if you just have unlimited money like the Mets and Dodgers the mega contracts are great ideas. Everyone else not so much.

We hit the jackpot with Max.
Plenty of teams with payroll above the Nats even with the bad Strasburg and Corbin contracts. The latter is gone in a couple of years. Plenty of room to pay Soto ($40’million is $23 million over what he gets this year and probably $20 million over what he will get in arbitration for 2023) and fill other slots. With inflation the luxury tax level will be going up. 

https://www.spotrac.com/mlb/payroll/

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Re: 2022 MLB Regular Season
« Reply #174: July 29, 2022, 08:58:35 PM »
Brayan Bello with a nice start tonight. Thru 6, 1 run. Bobby Dalbec with some nice d at 3rd. Meanwhile, TB has a Garza Jr. starting. Matt?