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Re: Juan Soto, Yankee
« Reply #75: April 03, 2024, 11:07:17 AM »
https://theathletic.com/5383787/2024/04/03/juan-soto-yankees-padres-contract/

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“You cannot be selfish. You have to think about the guys who come in behind you,” Soto said. “That’s what Judge did (in opting to test free agency). He made a great deal. Corey Seager, Ohtani, all these guys are setting the market for the guys after them. And if I were to take anything down there (with what the Nats offered) it would make it different, tougher for guys coming up.”

“Setting the market” is popular agent-speak, and Soto is represented by Scott Boras, one of the game’s most powerful –and controversial– agents. There is a faction of executives who believe Boras wields perhaps too much influence over Soto, that believe he has significant input on, for example, where Soto should hit in the batting order and what Soto should say to the media.

Said a San Diego source: “He’s been fully Boras-ized.”

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Re: Juan Soto, Yankee
« Reply #76: April 03, 2024, 11:51:03 AM »
https://theathletic.com/5383787/2024/04/03/juan-soto-yankees-padres-contract/

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It does stand out. Odds of being a Met may seem to be rising.

Also, the supposed necessity of being a catalyst for setting the market may seem tenuous at best given the uniqueness of age and skill set. It’s kind of like Ohtani who seemed to be an outlier that didn’t reset this year’s market as much as seeming to fill a unique niche.

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Re: Juan Soto, Yankee
« Reply #77: April 03, 2024, 11:51:42 AM »
Soto has been hitting, though. And won a game with a perfect throw from RF to catch a runner, in the 9th, at the plate.

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Re: Juan Soto, Yankee
« Reply #78: April 04, 2024, 08:15:03 AM »
No surprise that he wasn't a fit for Darnell Coles.

I really hope that Coles doesn't mess up James Wood, who has a similar power and patient lefty approach as Soto. 

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Re: Juan Soto, Yankee
« Reply #79: April 04, 2024, 01:39:54 PM »
It does stand out. Odds of being a Met may seem to be rising.

Also, the supposed necessity of being a catalyst for setting the market may seem tenuous at best given the uniqueness of age and skill set. It’s kind of like Ohtani who seemed to be an outlier that didn’t reset this year’s market as much as seeming to fill a unique niche.

He will be a Yankee.

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Re: Juan Soto, Yankee
« Reply #80: April 09, 2024, 03:17:59 PM »
Heading up to NYC tomorrow and have tix for tomorrow’s Yankees-Marlins game. Looking forward to seeing Soto again, even in his ugly new uni.

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Re: Juan Soto, Yankee
« Reply #81: April 09, 2024, 04:08:50 PM »
 :thumbs:
Heading up to NYC tomorrow and have tix for tomorrow’s Yankees-Marlins game. Looking forward to seeing Soto again, even in his ugly new uni.

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Re: Juan Soto, Yankee
« Reply #82: April 10, 2024, 02:14:42 PM »
He will be a Yankee.
and retire as a Yankee with a NY cap in Cooperstown.

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« Reply #83: April 10, 2024, 02:23:51 PM »
and retire as a Yankee with a NY cap in Cooperstown.

And potentially with only one World Series ring

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Re: Juan Soto, Yankee
« Reply #84: April 12, 2024, 06:41:37 AM »
https://theathletic.com/5383787/2024/04/03/juan-soto-yankees-padres-contract/

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Remember when Ian Desmond didn’t want to take a team friendly deal?

Our guy Juan Soto has embraced American capitalism. Can’t blame him.

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Re: Juan Soto, Yankee
« Reply #85: April 14, 2024, 02:01:09 PM »
Saw him in Yankee Stadium Wednesday night. He received his Silver Slugger award in a pre-game ceremony. Kind of tough seeing him in pinstripes. The Yankee fans definitely appreciate him. There were loud cheers and applause every time he came up to bat. He’s made an impact on that fan base already.

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« Reply #86: April 19, 2024, 10:54:34 PM »
Hit his fifth tonight. MVP season so far.

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Re: Juan Soto, Yankee
« Reply #87: April 19, 2024, 11:03:44 PM »
Wow...that's amazing - and I love having on-site reporting from an OG Nats fan  :clap:
Saw him in Yankee Stadium Wednesday night. He received his Silver Slugger award in a pre-game ceremony. Kind of tough seeing him in pinstripes. The Yankee fans definitely appreciate him. There were loud cheers and applause every time he came up to bat. He’s made an impact on that fan base already.

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« Reply #88: April 19, 2024, 11:20:18 PM »
Monster shot tonight 

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« Reply #89: April 20, 2024, 12:39:02 AM »
No way this guys ever getting out of New York.

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Re: Juan Soto, Yankee
« Reply #90: April 20, 2024, 10:30:28 AM »
No way this guys ever getting out of New York.
I still would love to see Henry pay whatever it takes to have him play for the BoSox. I am with Blue911. It's a better park for him.

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Re: Juan Soto, Yankee
« Reply #91: April 20, 2024, 10:35:31 AM »
Told you all that he was going to thrive in NYC and then get a big time contract. 

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« Reply #92: April 20, 2024, 12:23:14 PM »
Told you all that he was going to thrive in NYC and then get a big time contract. 

13/$650 million might not be out of the question.

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Re: Juan Soto, Yankee
« Reply #93: April 24, 2024, 10:35:51 AM »
Juan Soto strikes out looking on a seven-pitch at bat with every pitch outside the zone:

https://x.com/SamLuckiniESM/status/1782932971701301511

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Re: Juan Soto, Yankee
« Reply #94: April 24, 2024, 11:01:05 AM »
I only counted six pitches.  Should have swung his bat.  He and everyone knows the umpires are bad. You TAKE your chances.

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Re: Juan Soto, Yankee
« Reply #95: April 24, 2024, 11:19:45 AM »
Juan Soto strikes out looking on a seven-pitch at bat with every pitch outside the zone:

https://x.com/SamLuckiniESM/status/1782932971701301511
used to be with Wade Boggs that umps knew he saw the strike zone better than them, that he never chased a ball even if it was just out of the strike zone, and that he would not cheat, so anything he didn't swing at, they called a ball.

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Re: Juan Soto, Yankee
« Reply #96: April 24, 2024, 12:00:48 PM »
I only counted six pitches.

Yeah, me too...seven without swinging would have likely accounted for two true outcomes...not sure you can do that...

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Re: Juan Soto, Yankee
« Reply #97: April 24, 2024, 12:49:40 PM »
it had to be six, Luckini is wrong. I found one other video that also showed just six pitches and here's the chart (ball one is almost off the chart)


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Re: Juan Soto, Yankee
« Reply #98: April 24, 2024, 01:04:04 PM »
used to be with Wade Boggs that umps knew he saw the strike zone better than them, that he never chased a ball even if it was just out of the strike zone, and that he would not cheat, so anything he didn't swing at, they called a ball.

That's our own Eddie Yost. (Fourteen years as a player, then came back to coach the expansion team for Gil Hodges) If a pitch was close but Yost did not swing, it was a ball. Led the AL in walks six times. Lifetime 1600 walks to 900 strikeouts.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/y/yosted01.shtml


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Re: Juan Soto, Yankee
« Reply #99: April 24, 2024, 01:32:34 PM »
That's our own Eddie Yost. (Fourteen years as a player, then came back to coach the expansion team for Gil Hodges) If a pitch was close but Yost did not swing, it was a ball. Led the AL in walks six times. Lifetime 1600 walks to 900 strikeouts.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/y/yosted01.shtml


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