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Offline Natsinpwc

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Re: World Baseball Classic.
« Reply #50: March 09, 2023, 10:12:36 AM »
Netherlands are 2-0 in their pool so looking good. Boeggarts 3 for 4 and Profar 2 for 3.  Unfortunately the Shark went 0 for 4. 

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Re: World Baseball Classic.
« Reply #51: March 09, 2023, 10:18:48 AM »
Netherlands are 2-0 in their pool so looking good. Boeggarts 3 for 4 and Profar 2 for 3.  Unfortunately the Shark went 0 for 4. 
JurPro can help himself some by having some good games. I suppose he may need to bail on the Netherlands if he gets signed during the tournament.

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« Reply #52: March 09, 2023, 02:58:27 PM »
JurPro can help himself some by having some good games. I suppose he may need to bail on the Netherlands if he gets signed during the tournament.

He's trash.  He's managed to go from a five-tool switch-hitting SS prospect to a guy best suited as a mediocre LF.  Having a career year at 29 doesn't change that. 

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« Reply #53: March 09, 2023, 03:36:38 PM »
He's trash.  He's managed to go from a five-tool switch-hitting SS prospect to a guy best suited as a mediocre LF.  Having a career year at 29 doesn't change that. 
I wouldn't spend good money, and I'm guessing most teams won't, but he could help himself if he still looks like a guy who can hit. Might convince somebody to roll the dice on "figured it out" rather then "got lucky" as an explanation for last year's offense.  Now, were the Nats to sign him, I'd be [annoyed] because I'd rather give regular reps at this stage to one of our potential 4th outfielder quality guys and not make the kind of commitment he wants, but for some other team, he might just be another high variance guy they hope to optimize on.

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« Reply #54: March 09, 2023, 03:42:26 PM »
I wouldn't spend good money, and I'm guessing most teams won't, but he could help himself if he still looks like a guy who can hit. Might convince somebody to roll the dice on "figured it out" rather then "got lucky" as an explanation for last year's offense.  Now, were the Nats to sign him, I'd be [annoyed] because I'd rather give regular reps at this stage to one of our potential 4th outfielder quality guys and not make the kind of commitment he wants, but for some other team, he might just be another high variance guy they hope to optimize on.

He alternates decent years and awful ones.  For a 30-year-old corner outfielder, that's not worth much at all.  There's not much upside for a team like the Nats: the best you can hope is he plays up to a contract and you can trade him for a lottery ticket.  More likely he's this year's Nelson Cruz.

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« Reply #55: March 10, 2023, 09:47:34 AM »
Funny to see Tommy Edman leading off for Korea and Lars Nootbar leading off for Japan. The Cards factor makes me want to root against both. Goldschmidt and Arenado on USA so running out of teams.

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« Reply #56: March 11, 2023, 09:48:44 AM »
Pool A in Taiwan could end up with all 5 teams at 2-2.

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« Reply #57: March 11, 2023, 03:08:06 PM »
Joey failed to get the runner home from 3B with one out in his first AB.

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« Reply #58: March 11, 2023, 03:29:37 PM »
Impressive perfect four innings by Julio Urias. Only 44 pitches. I think he is limited to 60?

Joey up again this inning.

Edit. Single to CF. Nice hitting.

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« Reply #59: March 11, 2023, 03:37:37 PM »
….and scores the first run of the game.

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« Reply #60: March 11, 2023, 04:26:24 PM »
Another hit for Joey.

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« Reply #61: March 11, 2023, 05:04:26 PM »
crowd is really into this game.

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« Reply #62: March 11, 2023, 06:04:02 PM »
Great game. Shame it ended on a terrible strike three call

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« Reply #63: March 11, 2023, 06:59:29 PM »
Great game. Shame it ended on a terrible strike three call
I was looking at gameday and the first pitch was a strike but called a ball. Guess the guy threw too fast to see.

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« Reply #64: March 11, 2023, 07:00:33 PM »
crowd is really into this game.
When the USA plays Mexico it’s going to be like one of those soccer matches where the crowd is 80 percent for Mexico.

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« Reply #65: March 12, 2023, 12:46:31 PM »
Big upset as USA beats Great Britain. Next up is Mexico for the USA.

Pool A did end up with all 5 teams tied. Cuba and Italy advance the on tiebreakers.

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« Reply #66: March 12, 2023, 03:02:23 PM »
Team USA clearly being kind to GB - game far more one-sided than the scoreline suggests. Team GB became ever more wayward as the game progressed. USA get revenge for 1938... ;)

Oh - Team GB clearly sparing no expense on their uniform jerseys... :hysterical:

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« Reply #67: March 12, 2023, 05:17:30 PM »
On the off-chance that Australia loses to the Czechs, I imagine South Korea will try to run up the score against the PRC to advance on the run differential.

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« Reply #68: March 12, 2023, 05:24:16 PM »
Down by two runs, Darnell Sweeney pimps his 2-run home run. Unfortunately, the ball doesn't actually leave the park.

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« Reply #69: March 12, 2023, 05:24:31 PM »
On the off-chance that Australia loses to the Czechs, I imagine South Korea will try to run up the score against the PRC to advance on the run differential.
From what I read the tiebreaker is runs allowed divided by outs recorded. Probably to prevent what you just said.

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« Reply #70: March 12, 2023, 05:27:49 PM »
This game is quite the pitchers duel.

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« Reply #71: March 12, 2023, 05:48:42 PM »
From what I read the tiebreaker is runs allowed divided by outs recorded. Probably to prevent what you just said.
Well, then, let's hope Australia wins so I don't have to do any math.

I was rooting for The Netherlands to advance in the other pool.

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« Reply #72: March 12, 2023, 06:22:53 PM »
Well, then, let's hope Australia wins so I don't have to do any math.

I was rooting for The Netherlands to advance in the other pool.
Yea they looked in control after the first two games but then blew it.

I’m not sure if that was the first tiebreaker or just kicked in because there were five teams.

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« Reply #73: March 12, 2023, 10:42:06 PM »
Joey, Joey, Joey. 

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« Reply #74: March 12, 2023, 11:06:10 PM »
Joey deuces wild.

2 for 2.
2 runs.
2 RBIs.