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The 2019 MLB baseballs are juiced!

Duh.
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No way!
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They certainly were in England.
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I'm not sure, but I would love for them to be tested.
- 1 (33.3%)

Total Members Voted: 3

Voting closed: August 02, 2019, 06:02:50 PM


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josh

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Re: American League
« Reply #1095 on: November 10, 2018, 06:19:37 PM »

Cool stuff about JD helping other Sox hitters

But even THAT shouldnt get him 2 Silver Sluggers in one year.

Jeeeeeeeez

I foresee a rule change in the near future.

And none too soon.
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Re: American League
« Reply #1096 on: November 12, 2018, 07:23:47 PM »

Ohtani-San!!

Congrats to Osuna as well.

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Yankguy1

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Re: American League
« Reply #1097 on: November 12, 2018, 07:39:03 PM »

Ohtani-San!!

Congrats to Osuna as well.
Acuna.
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Re: American League
« Reply #1098 on: November 14, 2018, 08:16:08 PM »

So, Jake DeGromme is handed a Cy Young, and he did not even have the most wins on his team!

Fucking joke. BBWAA is LOST!!!
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Re: American League
« Reply #1099 on: November 14, 2018, 08:43:56 PM »

But he probably has his name mispelled more often than any other candidate.

I probably would have gone with Scherzer than deGrom.

But congrats to DeGromme and the Ray's Blake Snell.

« Last Edit: November 14, 2018, 08:46:27 PM by bankshot1 »
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MrUtley3

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Re: American League
« Reply #1100 on: November 14, 2018, 09:55:26 PM »

But he probably has his name mispelled more often than any other candidate.

I probably would have gone with Scherzer than deGrom.

But congrats to DeGromme and the Ray's Blake Snell.

Snell deserves his. Jake the Fake? Uh, no. A joke.
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Re: American League
« Reply #1101 on: November 15, 2018, 08:36:09 AM »

Nola gets zero second place votes

But a nice year for the up and comer.  Hope he sticks around a while
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Re: American League
« Reply #1102 on: November 15, 2018, 10:34:18 AM »

deGrom, Scherzer and Nola all faced the Sox this year, Sox won all 3 games, (all were 1-run games, only Scherzer took the L) and IMO Nola pitched the best game of the 3 NL starters.  He impressed me.
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Re: American League
« Reply #1103 on: November 15, 2018, 10:50:11 AM »

Without diving into numbers the way Kiid does, it strikes me that if these same voters were choosing in the AL in 2016, Verlander (or Kluber) would have gotten the nod over Porcello. 
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Re: American League
« Reply #1104 on: November 15, 2018, 12:10:03 PM »

just took a quick look (real quick) at '16, and the #s for Porello/verlander/Kluber were all close, (ERA, ERA+, WHIP) with Verlander and Kluber having having more Ks (but also more walks) than Verlander, Porcello's record of "22-4" was noticeably better and a real differentiator.

Porcello's CY win sort of reminds me of Bob Welch over Clemens in '90. IMO Clemens was the best pitcher in baseball that year, but its hard to ignore 27 wins.
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Re: American League
« Reply #1105 on: November 15, 2018, 12:59:12 PM »

Without diving into numbers the way Kiid does, it strikes me that if these same voters were choosing in the AL in 2016, Verlander (or Kluber) would have gotten the nod over Porcello.

Which confirms my opinion that the writers have no business creating the news and handing out awards in this sport or any other.
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Re: Betts American League MVP
« Reply #1106 on: November 15, 2018, 07:37:08 PM »

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/25288064/mookie-betts-beats-mike-trout-jose-ramirez-win-american-league-mvp



Mookie Betts couldn't draw up a dream season much more perfect than this: a batting title, a 30/30 campaign, a World Series championship and now the American League MVP award.
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Re: American League
« Reply #1107 on: November 15, 2018, 07:44:28 PM »

and Yelich snags the NL MVP

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/25288187/christian-yelich-milwaukee-brewers-named-national-league-mvp

Yelich topped fellow finalists Nolan Arenado of the Colorado Rockies and Javier Baez of the Chicago Cubs when the winner was announced Thursday. He received 29 of 30 first-place votes and 415 points. The other first-place vote went to New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom, the NL Cy Young Award winner, who finished fifth.
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Re: American League
« Reply #1108 on: November 16, 2018, 01:10:01 AM »

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/25278064/red-sox-reward-manager-alex-cora-extension-2021

1  year? I suspect the money was the bigger reason for the new deal - I hope he did very well.

I'm in favor of keeping him around. I wonder if the Yankees are giving an extension and raise to Aaron Boone!
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Re: American League
« Reply #1109 on: November 16, 2018, 05:05:28 PM »

Evil Empire 3?

If anyone had any doubt about Philadelphia Phillies owner John Middleton’s intentions this winter, he made it abundantly clear before leaving the Major League Baseball owners’ meetings.

“We’re going into this expecting to spend money,’’ Middleton told USA TODAY Sports. “And maybe even be a little bit stupid about it.’’

Middleton laughed, then said without smiling: “We just prefer not to be completely stupid."

But, oh, how they will be spending.

Yes, he is talking about you, Bryce Harper and Manny Machado.

The Phillies have just $68.9 million on the books in 2019, according to salary information obtained by USA TODAY Sports. That figure drops to $50.68 million in 2020 and plummets to $15.1 million in 2021.

“It’s exciting to contemplate what we may be able to do this off-season,’’ Middleton said. “We know the free agent class this year is really, really good.’’

Could they spend in excess of $700 million to land the two biggest fish in the free-agent sea?

“I don’t know who you’re referring to,’’ Middleton said, with a laugh. “But we will be spending.’’


https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/columnist/bob-nightengale/2018/11/16/phillies-free-agency-bryce-harper-manny-machado/2016945002/

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