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Title: National League
Post by: Administrator on July 30, 2018, 11:21:57 AM
Discuss the state of the National League this year.
Title: Re: National League
Post by: FlyingVProd on August 03, 2018, 10:25:26 PM
Los Angeles has the best baseball team, the Dodgers, the best basketball team, the Lakers, and the best football team, the Rams.

And the best new boxers are coming from California. 

http://maciasboxingteam.com/

Salute,

Tony V.
Title: Re: National League
Post by: bankshot1 on August 03, 2018, 10:43:53 PM
Well East coast teams are are fun
I really like to clap and cheer 
And the Southern teams with the way they hit
They knock me out when I'm down there
Title: Re: National League
Post by: josh on August 03, 2018, 11:28:39 PM
Los Angeles has the best baseball team, the Dodgers, the best basketball team, the Lakers, and the best football team, the Rams.

And the best new boxers are coming from California.

http://maciasboxingteam.com/

Salute,

Tony V.

Must be some new definition of "best" being used, Tony, because it sure doesn't align with any of the old ones.

The Dodgers have the 5th best record in their league, with 4 or 5 teams ahead of them in the AL, as well. They are barely ahead of the next team in their division and may be tied with them before the end of the night.

The Lakers? Hahahahaha! They finished behind the Clippers. 'Nuff said.

The Rams were much improved last year. They managed to finish only 3rd in the NFC. And who knows how long they will stay in LA this time?

Title: Re: National League
Post by: Yankguy1 on August 15, 2018, 09:47:25 PM
Save Billy Hamilton, Bader on the Cardinals might be the fastest player in baseball. He's a blur.
Title: Re: National League
Post by: UNO on August 18, 2018, 03:18:44 PM
Save Billy Hamilton, Bader on the Cardinals might be the fastest player in baseball. He's a blur.


Have you seen the Mighty Roman Quinn, yet?
Title: Re: National League
Post by: josh on August 18, 2018, 03:33:53 PM
Save Billy Hamilton, Bader on the Cardinals might be the fastest player in baseball. He's a blur.


Have you seen the Mighty Roman Quinn, yet?

Bader's tied for fourth, according to StatCast, while Quinn is tied for 9th. Byron Buxton is 1st, ahead of Hamilton and Trea Turner, who are tied for 2nd:
https://baseballsavant.mlb.com/sprint_speed_leaderboard?year=2018&position=&team=&min=10 (https://baseballsavant.mlb.com/sprint_speed_leaderboard?year=2018&position=&team=&min=10)

Rajai Davis is tied for 24th. He's 38. Only one person over 28 is above him. Albert Pujols is at the bottom, a couple slots below Yadier Molina.
Title: Re: National League
Post by: kiidcarter8 on August 18, 2018, 07:38:17 PM
Today's quiz (not given by Jeff Passan)


12 players have spend their entire career with the same MLB team, minimum ten big league seasons

Now give me the top 5, based on number of years
Title: Re: National League
Post by: josh on August 18, 2018, 09:23:55 PM
Today's quiz (not given by Jeff Passan)


12 players have spend their entire career with the same MLB team, minimum ten big league seasons

Now give me the top 5, based on number of years

Cal Ripken is one of them.

Duh. Yaz has to be one of them.

Kaline. Walter Johnson.

Did Musial make it? I know he lost time to war, like Ted Williams did.
Title: Re: National League
Post by: josh on August 18, 2018, 09:35:52 PM
Today's quiz (not given by Jeff Passan)


12 players have spend their entire career with the same MLB team, minimum ten big league seasons

Now give me the top 5, based on number of years



Now I know the correct answer.

And your number is wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong.

Unless you meant to include the word "active" in your post, of course.
Title: Re: National League
Post by: Yankguy1 on August 18, 2018, 09:41:41 PM
Brooks?
Title: Re: National League
Post by: josh on August 18, 2018, 09:45:20 PM
Today's quiz (not given by Jeff Passan)


12 players have spend their entire career with the same MLB team, minimum ten big league seasons

Now give me the top 5, based on number of years



Now I know the correct answer.

And your number is wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong.

Unless you meant to include the word "active" in your post, of course.

In which case, Mauer would be one of them. Yadi, whom I mentioned earlier for his speed, is another. And King Felix is a third.

Pedey is up there. Don't know if he makes it

But again, I am almost certain it is more than 12, given the constraints you listed.
Title: Re: National League
Post by: bankshot1 on August 18, 2018, 09:55:21 PM
just 12 guys on the same team for 10+ years can't be right.

Sox LF from 1939-1989 take up 3 spots.
Title: Re: National League
Post by: josh on August 18, 2018, 09:57:02 PM
just 12 guys on the same team for 10+ years can't be right.

Sox LF from 1939-1989 take up 3 spots.

Like I said - he has to have meant active players. That way, while it is more than 12, 12 would be close.
Title: Re: National League
Post by: Yankguy1 on August 18, 2018, 09:58:50 PM
 Tony Gwynn. Bob Gibson. Ernie Banks. Mel Ott. Mickey Mantle.
Title: Re: National League
Post by: Yankguy1 on August 18, 2018, 10:00:07 PM
George Brett. Robin Yount.
Title: Re: National League
Post by: kiidcarter8 on August 18, 2018, 10:04:10 PM
just 12 guys on the same team for 10+ years can't be right.

Sox LF from 1939-1989 take up 3 spots.

Like I said - he has to have meant active players. That way, while it is more than 12, 12 would be close.

lol

Tony Gwynn.....

heh
Title: Re: National League
Post by: bankshot1 on August 18, 2018, 10:09:37 PM
Gehrig, Rizzutto, Berra, Joe D, Mantle, Whitey Ford, Jeter
Title: Re: National League
Post by: josh on August 18, 2018, 10:29:01 PM
There are 18 over TWENTY years if we mean all players, instead of active.
Title: Re: National League
Post by: kiidcarter8 on August 18, 2018, 10:33:08 PM
current players........

Need 12

then a top 5
Title: Re: National League
Post by: bankshot1 on August 18, 2018, 10:48:36 PM
the constant about kid is he's too dumb to understand he asked a flawed and incorrect question.

He heard it, didn't question it, believed it, and just repeated it.


Title: Re: National League
Post by: josh on August 19, 2018, 01:25:03 AM
current players........

Need 12

then a top 5

So, any 12, not just the top twelve. And you don't know how many there are.

Where did you get this one from?

Dustin Pedroia in top five
Joe Mauer in the top five
King Felix in the top five
Yadier Melina in the top five
David Wright, top five if he counts.
Ryan Braun
Joey Votto
Brett Gardner
Alexei Ramirez
Clayton Kershaw
Homer Bailey
Player to be named later

Would Andre Ethier have counted in June? Does David Wright count now? I listed Pedey, but does he count?
Title: Re: National League
Post by: kiidcarter8 on August 19, 2018, 04:53:51 PM
Alexei Ramirez?
Title: Re: National League
Post by: kiidcarter8 on August 19, 2018, 04:56:30 PM
 Ethier hasnt played this year

I think they gagged on Pedroia and his 3 games played this year though that wouldnt explain why they included Wright

With Pedey it is 13.

2 missing from Josh's list
Title: Re: National League
Post by: Yankguy1 on August 22, 2018, 10:29:42 PM
As you said, Mr. Utley, Roman Quinn can fly.
Title: Re: National League
Post by: josh on August 23, 2018, 04:31:59 AM
Alexei Ramirez?

Now I have to figure out who I meant!

Back to the drawing board..

Title: Re: National League
Post by: luee on August 24, 2018, 05:27:44 AM
Homerism in NYC. How is Jacob Degrom a Cy Younger? Cherry pick the ERA and exclude wins. Thor on the Mets is 9-3 JD is 8-8. Every media outlet is pushing JD. Two pitchers with teams in pennant drives have won 15. 25 pitchers in the NL have won more than 8.
Title: Re: National League
Post by: kiiidcarter8 on August 24, 2018, 11:05:01 AM
I think Ryan Zimmerman is one of the missing quiz answers.  Surprised you all missed that one. 

Lots of good NL story lines.  Sorry to see Mats lose yesterday.  That was pivotal.  But still plenty alive.
Title: Re: National League
Post by: josh on August 24, 2018, 07:18:41 PM
I think Ryan Zimmerman is one of the missing quiz answers.  Surprised you all missed that one. 

Lots of good NL story lines.  Sorry to see Nats lose yesterday.  That was pivotal.  But still plenty alive.

Here, let me help.

I saw Zimmerman, after I had already posted my choices.
Title: Re: National League
Post by: kiiidcarter8 on August 24, 2018, 09:09:53 PM
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I think Ryan Zimmerman is one of the missing quiz answers.  Surprised you all missed that one. 

Lots of good NL story lines.  Sorry to see Nats lose yesterday.  That was pivotal.  But still plenty alive.

Here, let me help.

I saw Zimmerman, after I had already posted my choices.

Help?
Title: Re: National League
Post by: luee on August 25, 2018, 01:50:39 AM
Clayton Kershaw, also Berra played a few games with Mets.
Title: Re: National League
Post by: josh on August 25, 2018, 02:45:49 AM
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I think Ryan Zimmerman is one of the missing quiz answers.  Surprised you all missed that one. 

Lots of good NL story lines.  Sorry to see Nats lose yesterday.  That was pivotal.  But still plenty alive.

Here, let me help.

I saw Zimmerman, after I had already posted my choices.

Help?

Yes.

You clearly wanted your words reposted.

I reposted them, again.
Title: Re: National League
Post by: kiidcarter8 on August 25, 2018, 08:26:50 AM
OK, Alexei
Title: Re: National League
Post by: Yankguy1 on August 28, 2018, 09:01:54 PM
Nola is brilliant. He throws any pitch in any count in any situation. Remarkable.
Title: Re: National League
Post by: Yankguy1 on August 28, 2018, 09:24:47 PM
That said, the Phillies aren't ready yet. They play terrible defense, run the bases poorly and have a crummy bullpen. Tonight Kapler has to stay with a clearly gassed Nola.
Title: Re: National League
Post by: kiidcarter8 on August 28, 2018, 10:21:17 PM
Or should have.......


NATS hangin in
Title: Re: National League
Post by: Yankguy1 on August 28, 2018, 10:26:52 PM
I still think they'll find a way into the post-season. I'm a fool.
Title: Re: National League
Post by: UNO on August 29, 2018, 09:31:17 AM
Nola is brilliant. He throws any pitch in any count in any situation. Remarkable.

He's the Cy Young.

That said, the Phillies aren't ready yet. They play terrible defense, run the bases poorly and have a crummy bullpen. Tonight Kapler has to stay with a clearly gassed Nola.

The bullpen is better than you think, but the defense has been bad all year. Young team.
Title: Re: National League
Post by: UNO on August 30, 2018, 07:40:50 AM
As you said, Mr. Utley, Roman Quinn can fly.

https://www.mlb.com/video/statcast-quinns-quick-triple/c-2443749883 (https://www.mlb.com/video/statcast-quinns-quick-triple/c-2443749883)

Fly, Roman, fly!

Not many hit the ball to left center in that park and get a triple.
Title: Re: National League
Post by: josh on September 02, 2018, 02:32:51 PM
Lester vs. Nola - should be a great game!
Title: Re: National League
Post by: kiidcarter8 on September 02, 2018, 06:29:06 PM
Loving these new Mets

Syndergaard goes nine.

Good team next year.
Title: Re: National League
Post by: Yankguy1 on September 12, 2018, 03:52:31 PM
Mr. Utley informed me couple of weeks back that the Phillies bullpen is "better than you think."  I admit he might be right because I think the Phillies bullpen is among the worst I've ever seen.  They couldn't possibly be that terrible and thus they're likely "better "than I think. Nobody there throws a first-pitch strike.  Just dreadful. 
Title: Re: National League
Post by: UNO on September 13, 2018, 04:46:09 PM
Kapler Gene Mauched his pen.

Plus, the hitting coach will be fired (Steinbrenner solution #3), which is where the issues have been for the last month and a half.

Encouraging season for the Utes. Now, with a $69million payroll, entering next season, sign Machado and Harper, and trade for another starter.
Title: Re: National League
Post by: josh on October 03, 2018, 11:55:38 PM
Red Sox vs. Yankees in the American League forum - http://forums.escapefromelba.com/index.php?topic=2.600
Astros vs. Indians in its own forum - http://forums.escapefromelba.com/index.php?topic=68.0

Dodgers vs. Braves in the Major League forum - http://forums.escapefromelba.com/index.php?topic=6.0
Title: Re: National League
Post by: FlyingVProd on October 27, 2018, 01:47:40 AM
The Dodgers need to get the runners in when they get runners on base, especially with no outs, they need to bunt, and do sacrifice flies, etc, to get the runners in. Buehler did a great job pitching tonight, but the Dodgers need to get runs, they cannot afford to leave runners on base, they need to get those runners in. Every swing does not need to be a home run, sometimes a bunt is all you need.

And the same with Ryu, and Kershaw, they pitch great, but the Dodgers need the batters to get runs in. They cannot be champions of the world if they keep leaving runners on base, they need to get those runners in.

Salute,

Tony V.
Title: Re: National League
Post by: FlyingVProd on October 27, 2018, 02:41:10 AM
The Dodgers need to get the runners in when they get runners on base, especially with no outs, they need to bunt, and do sacrifice flies, etc, to get the runners in. Buehler did a great job pitching tonight, but the Dodgers need to get runs, they cannot afford to leave runners on base, they need to get those runners in. Every swing does not need to be a home run, sometimes a bunt is all you need.

And the same with Ryu, and Kershaw, they pitch great, but the Dodgers need the batters to get runs in. They cannot be champions of the world if they keep leaving runners on base, they need to get those runners in.

Salute,

Tony V.

Maeda is amazing, these Dodger pitchers are awesome. They need for the Dodger batters to get more runs.

Salute,

Tony V.
Title: Re: National League
Post by: FlyingVProd on October 27, 2018, 03:35:21 AM
The Dodgers need to get the runners in when they get runners on base, especially with no outs, they need to bunt, and do sacrifice flies, etc, to get the runners in. Buehler did a great job pitching tonight, but the Dodgers need to get runs, they cannot afford to leave runners on base, they need to get those runners in. Every swing does not need to be a home run, sometimes a bunt is all you need.

And the same with Ryu, and Kershaw, they pitch great, but the Dodgers need the batters to get runs in. They cannot be champions of the world if they keep leaving runners on base, they need to get those runners in.

Salute,

Tony V.

Maeda is amazing, these Dodger pitchers are awesome. They need for the Dodger batters to get more runs.

Salute,

Tony V.

And the Dodgers win! Great job by Muncy with his walk off home run.

It would have been cool if they could have given Utley an up at bat in the World Series, he helped them to get there.

Salute,

Tony V.
Title: Re: National League
Post by: bankshot1 on October 27, 2018, 03:37:02 AM
Great win for the Dodgers

Enjoy it Tony
Title: Re: National League
Post by: kiidcarter8 on October 27, 2018, 12:53:30 PM
Dodgers have Kershaw and Buehler one more tiime each at least

Makes for potential drama, to be sure.

But can Clayton even be near-usual Clayton vs this lineup?

As is often the case the aces may be secondary players....
Title: Re: National League
Post by: FlyingVProd on October 28, 2018, 04:00:11 PM
I thought the Dodgers were going to win last night when Puig hit the home run, but they lost. 

We will see what happens tonight. I am sure it will be an exciting game. I do not expect the Dodgers to go down easy, and they still have a chance of winning the World Series. They can pull off the Dodger miracle of 2018. Boy, these Red Sox are tough.

Salute,

Tony V. 
Title: Re: National League
Post by: FlyingVProd on October 28, 2018, 11:26:15 PM
Well, at least the Dodgers brought the World Series to Los Angeles.

Congrats to the Red Sox.

Salute,

Tony V.
Title: Re: National League
Post by: UNO on October 28, 2018, 11:31:35 PM
Hot stove is on.

Where does Harper land?
Title: Re: National League
Post by: bankshot1 on October 29, 2018, 12:24:55 AM
Well, at least the Dodgers brought the World Series to Los Angeles.

Congrats to the Red Sox.

Salute,

Tony V.

and congratulations to you Tony for your team, and your grace and manners after a tough loss.

Title: Re: National League
Post by: UNO on October 29, 2018, 10:26:36 PM
We will see:https://www.yahoo.com/sports/phillies-vegas-favorite-sign-bryce-harper-manny-machado-191336215.html (https://www.yahoo.com/sports/phillies-vegas-favorite-sign-bryce-harper-manny-machado-191336215.html)
Title: Re: National League
Post by: josh on October 29, 2018, 11:14:16 PM
Well, at least the Dodgers brought the World Series to Los Angeles.

Congrats to the Red Sox.

Salute,

Tony V.

The series was more even than the 4-1 result would suggest.

And making it to the Series two years in a row is hard!

Good season for the Dodgers and it would not surprise me to see them back again in 2019.
Title: Re: National League
Post by: FlyingVProd on March 27, 2019, 07:11:55 PM
On the issue of Dodger games, the games need to be shown on regular television, such as KTLA channel 5. And the Rams games are broadcast on Jack FM, I think that the Dodger games should be broadcast on Jack FM as well.

I am a huge Dodger fan, and I want to be able to watch the games on television, and it would be nice to be able to listen to the games on FM radio.

Salute,

Tony V.
Title: Re: National League
Post by: FlyingVProd on April 03, 2019, 01:08:13 AM
I just watched the Dodgers game tonight on KTLA channel 5, they did great.

Ryu pitched a great game, and Bellinger did a great job with a grand slam home run. 

The Dodgers are doing better on bringing runners home once they get on base, that was something that Dave Roberts has to work on, and he needs to do bunts and sacrifice flies to advance the runners and to get them home. It is frustrating when runners get left on base, they need to get those runners home.

The Giants got a home run, which scored a couple of runs, and then they loaded the bases and got a walk in run, and then a base hit which scored a couple of more runs, but the Dodgers shut them down with a great double play.

The Dodgers won 6 to 5.

Salute,

Tony V.
Title: Re: National League
Post by: luee on April 24, 2019, 07:18:57 AM
Bryce Harper has to be the most overrated ballplayer in the history of the sport. A .249 hitter!
Title: Re: National League
Post by: kiidcarter8 on April 24, 2019, 09:30:59 AM
.278 career.

Title: Re: National League
Post by: kiidcarter8 on May 06, 2019, 11:15:11 AM
Its all over now in the NL

Mets land Wilmer Font from Rays.
Title: Re: National League
Post by: josh on May 06, 2019, 05:59:32 PM
Its all over now in the NL

Mets land Wilmer Font from Rays.

He's elite!
Title: Re: National League
Post by: kiidcarter8 on May 16, 2019, 02:10:23 PM
My God - Dave Martinez just needs to go.

2nd and 3rd one down, Conforto up......  Nats with 4-1 lead.

Davey boy........ walk the man.
Title: Re: National League
Post by: kiidcarter8 on May 19, 2019, 07:12:24 PM
So on the night the NY Mets likely fire their overmatched manager - I ask again - how is Dave Martinez still employed?
Title: Re: National League
Post by: Yankguy1 on May 20, 2019, 12:19:32 PM
I think the Nats' management, wisely or not ,is giving Martinez a break because of their injuries.  The Mets management likely won't do the same for Calloway despite his missing Cespedes and Lawrie and the clear appearance that Cano would rather be doing anything but playing baseball.
Title: Re: National League
Post by: kiidcarter8 on May 21, 2019, 11:02:42 PM
After all that....

Mets just 5.5 out
Title: Re: National League
Post by: Yankguy1 on June 23, 2019, 04:48:30 PM
It seems every bullpen in the NL East is terrible.
Title: Re: National League
Post by: HamiltonIII on June 23, 2019, 09:52:37 PM
Bryce Harper has to be the most overrated ballplayer in the history of the sport. A .249 hitter!

No, that would be Phil Rizutto.
Title: Re: National League
Post by: FlyingVProd on July 23, 2019, 11:54:28 PM
Dodger Stadium to undergo $100-million renovation this off season

https://www.latimes.com/sports/dodgers/story/2019-07-22/dodger-stadium-outfield-renovation

Video with Vin Scully narrating...

https://youtu.be/VgmEg--a32Y

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A winning team needs a winning ballpark.

Go Dodgers!

Salute,

Tony V.
Title: Re: National League
Post by: Yankguy1 on September 03, 2019, 10:28:15 PM
Nats and Mets just played the most incredible game ever.
Title: Re: National League
Post by: josh on September 03, 2019, 11:41:11 PM
Nats and Mets just played the most incredible game ever.

Ok. I will go find it to watch!

Thanks!
Title: Re: National League
Post by: kiidcarter8 on September 04, 2019, 08:39:20 AM
Dodger Stadium to undergo $100-million renovation this off season

https://www.latimes.com/sports/dodgers/story/2019-07-22/dodger-stadium-outfield-renovation

Video with Vin Scully narrating...

https://youtu.be/VgmEg--a32Y

-------

A winning team needs a winning ballpark.

Go Dodgers!

Salute,

Tony V.

Winning has been the PROBLEM, T Man.,

Can they break through?

BUEHLER is the key.
Title: Re: National League
Post by: kiidcarter8 on September 13, 2019, 10:20:24 PM
Ok... so Mets facing LAD in a key series, hoping to take 2 of 3 and lose just one game max on MIL, CHI this weekend

So Alonso SITS

And Calloway leaves lefty in to face lefty killer Taylor, already down 3 runs.

Of course we will rally late (loaded bases just after that).....but to no positive end.
Title: Re: National League
Post by: josh on October 01, 2019, 11:08:50 PM
3 of us picked Washington. Kid picked Milwaukee and lost.

Time for the next one!

Title: Re: National League
Post by: kiidcarter8 on December 05, 2019, 06:07:16 PM
So Braves get Hamels for Keuchel

Meh.

Mets add the true pro Jake Marisnick.  Deep team.  Astros get a lefty reliever, salary relief and a kid OF who may be something in 5 years