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Re: General MLB News (2024)
« Reply #50: April 16, 2024, 09:29:24 AM »
The Rockies used Kyle Freeland, their top pitcher, as a pitch runner last night. He injured his arm/shoulder sliding into home.
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« Reply #51: April 16, 2024, 12:10:37 PM »
Rangers are calling up Jack Leiter.

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Re: General MLB News (2024)
« Reply #52: April 17, 2024, 11:13:49 AM »
Divisions with no team under .500:

AL East
NL Central

Division with no team above .500

AL West

Teams with surprising start but won't sustain current pace:

Yankees - 12-6
Guardians - 12-5
Royals - 11-6
Tigers - 10-7
Pirates - 11-7



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Re: General MLB News (2024)
« Reply #53: April 17, 2024, 03:02:39 PM »
Divisions with no team under .500:

AL East
NL Central

Division with no team above .500

AL West

Teams with surprising start but won't sustain current pace:

Yankees - 12-6
Guardians - 12-5
Royals - 11-6
Tigers - 10-7
Pirates - 11-7

Not sure why you include the Yankees.  Not going to keep up their 12-3 start but they seem a 90 win team to me.  They have a dude named Soto.

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« Reply #54: April 17, 2024, 06:25:52 PM »
Not sure why you include the Yankees.  Not going to keep up their 12-3 start but they seem a 90 win team to me.  They have a dude named Soto.

The baseball preview magazine I got predicted the Yankees to win the AL East. I just don't think they will keep up near the 12-6 pace. I don't think their starting pitchers will hold up with Cole hurt. Judge will heat up but I'm not impressed with their overall lineup. I did see they came back in the 9th today.

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Re: General MLB News (2024)
« Reply #57: April 19, 2024, 10:39:30 PM »
It could be worse. The white Sox have been shut out seven of their first 19 games.

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Re: General MLB News (2024)
« Reply #58: April 21, 2024, 11:14:31 AM »
Yankees announced that radio announcer John Stirling is retiring immediately due to health concerns. He's 85. The team will hold a ceremony to honor him on Saturday.  That's not good.

I saw some stats on Sterling: He has called 29.5% (5,420) of all Yankee games in team history, and nearly half (211) of their playoff games. He has been their radio voice for 64 years.

They plan to use fill-ins the rest of the season and then WFAN and the Yankees are expected to name a permanent replacement next offseason. Man, I’m worried Charlie Slowes could be a candidate as he has roots in New York…

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« Reply #59: April 21, 2024, 11:43:23 AM »
Yankees present Stirling with a big screen TV as a gift during yesterday's ceremony:

https://x.com/granthpaulsen/status/1782050492241068091

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Re: General MLB News (2024)
« Reply #60: April 21, 2024, 01:15:23 PM »
After their 10-4 start, the Dodgers are in danger of falling to being a .500 team with a loss today.

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« Reply #61: April 21, 2024, 02:01:14 PM »
Also fun fact: if the Dodgers lose to the Mets today, no team in the NL West will have a winning record.

And currently, no team in the AL West has a winning record, though that could change tonight if the Mariners and/or Rangers win.

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« Reply #62: April 21, 2024, 02:03:34 PM »
Roberts' seat has to be getting warm.

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« Reply #63: April 22, 2024, 02:21:21 PM »
Aaron Boone ejected for a fan yelling at the ump (the ump thought it was Boone).

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« Reply #64: April 22, 2024, 02:54:00 PM »
Must have been a Red Sox fan
Aaron Boone ejected for a fan yelling at the ump (the ump thought it was Boone).

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Re: General MLB News (2024)
« Reply #66: April 25, 2024, 03:16:46 PM »
https://blogs.fangraphs.com/walker-to-memphis-do-i-really-feel-the-way-i-feel/

Baumann with yet another great reference in his headline. 

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Re: General MLB News (2024)
« Reply #67: April 26, 2024, 05:34:38 AM »
Average MLB fan age now down to 64 - sorry - 44...Just a bunch of nippers, then... ;)

https://www.mlb.com/news/mlb-younger-fans-growing-youth-participation

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Re: General MLB News (2024)
« Reply #68: April 26, 2024, 08:16:35 AM »
Average MLB fan age now down to 64 - sorry - 44...Just a bunch of nippers, then... ;)

https://www.mlb.com/news/mlb-younger-fans-growing-youth-participation
there was a time maybe 10+ years ago we did a survey of the demographics on WNFF at its most active period. There was a bi-modal distribution of the age of active members, with one mode in the 18-24 age bracket and another in the 45+ category. Heavily male orientation. The joke was "WNFF - where men over 45 can talk to younger men ages 18+."


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Re: General MLB News (2024)
« Reply #71: April 30, 2024, 12:04:13 PM »
Seems Castellanos should have been involved in that game somehow.
Paul or Nick?  Seems more like something Paul would have ordered. Maybe had Joey Gallo do it.

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« Reply #72: April 30, 2024, 12:04:49 PM »
Paul or Nick?  Seems more like something Paul would have ordered. Maybe had Joey Gallo do it.
Nick getting the hit instead of Trea

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Re: General MLB News (2024)
« Reply #73: April 30, 2024, 12:44:35 PM »
Nick getting the hit instead of Trea
I was thinking more about the guy serving the prison time.

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« Reply #74: April 30, 2024, 12:53:52 PM »
I was thinking more about the guy serving the prison time.
usually though Castellanos is at bat when announcers tell disturbing stories. :)