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« Reply #75: June 03, 2022, 11:00:43 AM »
Girardi fired. His buddy appointed interim manager. SMH.

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« Reply #76: June 03, 2022, 11:04:24 AM »
Is it Girardi’s fault the GM built a team that can’t pitch or play defense?

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« Reply #77: June 03, 2022, 11:09:20 AM »
Is it Girardi’s fault the GM built a team that can’t pitch or play defense?
No but he is a poor manager and handles the pitching staff poorly. In general they seem unmotivated and ultimately that reflects on the manager. He didn’t seem tied into the analytics either. It’s tough when you don’t have the greatest reliever of all time.

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« Reply #78: June 03, 2022, 11:10:49 AM »
Bruce adds another body to his count.

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« Reply #79: June 03, 2022, 11:26:11 AM »
Wow, didn't even realize how poorly the Philthies were doing. I mean, they're not our special brand of bad but still, they're too talented to stink so much.

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« Reply #80: June 03, 2022, 11:29:28 AM »
Wow, didn't even realize how poorly the Philthies were doing. I mean, they're not our special brand of bad but still, they're too talented to stink so much.


As many know on here, my mom is a Phillies fan. I called her this morning and she said "who the heck is the interim manager?". When we talk baseball, she loves to tell me that at least I expected the Nats to suck barnacles this year, but the Phillies were supposed to contend. I'm guessing the Phillies are going to interview Kevin Long for the vacancy.

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« Reply #81: June 03, 2022, 11:33:21 AM »

As many know on here, my mom is a Phillies fan. I called her this morning and she said "who the heck is the interim manager?". When we talk baseball, she loves to tell me that at least I expected the Nats to suck barnacles this year, but the Phillies were supposed to contend. I'm guessing the Phillies are going to interview Kevin Long for the vacancy.
Wouldn't they just have installed him as interim manager then?

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« Reply #82: June 03, 2022, 11:34:35 AM »
Bruce adds another body to his count.
With many more to go. 

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« Reply #83: June 04, 2022, 09:06:47 AM »
Dodgers paying $47 million luxury tax for last year.

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« Reply #84: June 04, 2022, 06:18:44 PM »
Max bitten by mutt...(that's his pet pooch, not... ;) )

https://www.mlb.com/news/max-scherzer-gets-dog-bite-on-throwing-hand

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« Reply #85: June 05, 2022, 06:27:15 PM »
The Angels have now lost 11 in a row.

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« Reply #86: June 05, 2022, 06:49:40 PM »
Orioles shut down Grayson Rodriguez with a right lat strain, he may be done for the season. He's the overall #1 pitching prospect in the MLB.

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« Reply #87: June 05, 2022, 07:06:02 PM »
The Angels have now lost 11 in a row.
They gave up 26 runs to the Phillies in Three games. Phillies were middle of the pack NL offense and just lost Jean Segura. Also Rendon did not play so I suppose he is hurt again.

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« Reply #88: June 05, 2022, 07:28:13 PM »
Trout is on a 0-22 run.

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« Reply #89: June 07, 2022, 10:53:53 AM »
https://blogs.fangraphs.com/the-astros-ink-yordan-alvarez-to-a-long-term-extension/

Through 2028.  $115 Million.  Price for 3 free agent years of a DH? $26 million per. Deal cut 3+ years before free agency. 

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« Reply #90: June 07, 2022, 11:18:38 AM »
https://blogs.fangraphs.com/the-astros-ink-yordan-alvarez-to-a-long-term-extension/

Through 2028.  $115 Million.  Price for 3 free agent years of a DH? $26 million per. Deal cut 3+ years before free agency. 
Since 2019, with a minumum of 900 PAs, he has the second highest wRC+ in baseball. And this season, he's cut down on strikeouts. If the Astros believe this is the real Alvarez, then this is a great deal. Id even argue he may be underperforming this season due to a .271 BABIP. Dude crushes the ball, but does so with an approach that isnt greedy or off-balance.

I think a better discussion would be someone explaining why Juan Soto is worth 15-25 million AAV more when they are virtually the same at the plate.

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« Reply #91: June 07, 2022, 11:36:05 AM »
Since 2019, with a minumum of 900 PAs, he has the second highest wRC+ in baseball. And this season, he's cut down on strikeouts. If the Astros believe this is the real Alvarez, then this is a great deal. Id even argue he may be underperforming this season due to a .271 BABIP. Dude crushes the ball, but does so with an approach that isnt greedy or off-balance.

I think a better discussion would be someone explaining why Juan Soto is worth 15-25 million AAV more when they are virtually the same at the plate.
the article notes Soto's barrels numbers are taking a hit this year relative to Alvarez, which are peaking.

Let's face it - Soto needs a bounce-back in his numbers probably bigger than last year in order to maintain the narrative of being the next Ted Williams.  Some of those extreme comparables are dropping because, even as he performs in line with expectations (last year), there's less of a possibility that the estimates are on the low side. 

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« Reply #92: June 07, 2022, 12:10:48 PM »

I think a better discussion would be someone explaining why Juan Soto is worth 15-25 million AAV more when they are virtually the same at the plate.

Not really a question of worth. It’s what Soto could get on the free agent market with Boras as his agent versus a guy who by most accounts just accepted a team friendly deal without testing the market.  Like comparing any Soto contract to Acuna. With Soto so far it’s all talk and mostly fed by Boras.  He won’t get AAV like they have been talking.

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« Reply #93: June 07, 2022, 04:15:05 PM »
The Angels fired Maddon... WOW!

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« Reply #94: June 07, 2022, 05:28:35 PM »
The Angels fired Maddon... WOW!

lot of evidence he kinda sucks as a manager

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« Reply #95: June 07, 2022, 05:32:06 PM »
Could be that he's a bad manager, but I also think it takes the right GM and front office to work with him. He had it in Tampa for sure. To a large degree in chicago, too. Maybe not as much in LA.

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« Reply #97: June 07, 2022, 05:50:02 PM »
Could be that he's a bad manager, but I also think it takes the right GM and front office to work with him. He had it in Tampa for sure. To a large degree in chicago, too. Maybe not as much in LA.
Probably more the front office/owner

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« Reply #98: June 07, 2022, 05:50:28 PM »
lot of evidence he kinda sucks as a manager
Lot more evidence he doesnt

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« Reply #99: June 07, 2022, 05:57:12 PM »
Lot more evidence he doesnt

i'd take him over davey but i don't think he's the golden goose people hail him as