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Hamilton Samuels

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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #1170 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: Major League Baseball
« Reply #1171 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: Major League Baseball
« Reply #1172 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: Major League Baseball
« Reply #1173 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: Major League Baseball
« Reply #1174 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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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #1175 on: November 16, 2018, 06:24:41 PM »

throwing hundreds of millions of $$$ at a dead sport?

that might be a definition of being "a little bit stupid"

Hopefully for the Phillies and their fans sake baseball is not all dead, but only mostly dead.

RIP William Goldman
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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #1176 on: November 16, 2018, 06:53:26 PM »

throwing hundreds of millions of $$$ in a dead sport?

that might be a definition of being "a little bit stupid"

Hopefully for the Phillies and their fans sake baseball like is not all dead, but only mostly dead.

RIP William Goldman

The author of the Silent Gondoliers expressed his remorse at Goldman's impending death.
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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #1177 on: November 16, 2018, 09:48:21 PM »

throwing hundreds of millions of $$$ at a dead sport?

that might be a definition of being "a little bit stupid"

Hopefully for the Phillies and their fans sake baseball is not all dead, but only mostly dead.

RIP William Goldman

I see you still have a diminished capacity to comprehend what was clearly put forth.

You're brain is dead.

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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #1178 on: November 16, 2018, 09:59:11 PM »

throwing hundreds of millions of $$$ at a dead sport?

that might be a definition of being "a little bit stupid"

Hopefully for the Phillies and their fans sake baseball is not all dead, but only mostly dead.

RIP William Goldman

I see you still have a diminished capacity to comprehend what was clearly put forth.

You're brain is dead.

What you put forth?

you made it perfectly clear

1-Baseball is a dead boring sport

and

2-the Phillies hope to be only a little bit stupid this year.

As opposed to presumably the crushing penalty of Utley-level stupid they've labored under for years.

SSDD

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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #1179 on: November 16, 2018, 10:13:10 PM »

Sox resign WS MVP Pearce  1/6 deal.

 
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« Reply #1180 on: November 17, 2018, 10:07:45 AM »

throwing hundreds of millions of $$$ at a dead sport?

that might be a definition of being "a little bit stupid"

Hopefully for the Phillies and their fans sake baseball is not all dead, but only mostly dead.

RIP William Goldman

I see you still have a diminished capacity to comprehend what was clearly put forth.

You're brain is dead.

What you put forth?

you made it perfectly clear

1-Baseball is a dead boring sport

and

2-the Phillies hope to be only a little bit stupid this year.

As opposed to presumably the crushing penalty of Utley-level stupid they've labored under for years.

SSDD

With each post,office you're compounding your own stupidity, dope.
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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #1181 on: November 17, 2018, 11:58:25 AM »

Fox re-ups with MLB

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/15/sports/mlb-fox-tv-deal.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbaseball&action=click&contentCollection=baseball&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront

Major League Baseball and Fox Sports announced they had extended their national television rights agreement. The terms were not disclosed, but two people with direct knowledge of the deal said it was for seven years, through the 2028 season, and $5.1 billion.

That is a significant increase over the current deal with Fox, which expires after the 2021 season and was for eight years and $4.2 billion, according to the Sports Business Journal.
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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #1182 on: November 17, 2018, 05:19:55 PM »

700 mil

heh

Please stop with the ridiculous figures.

I have Met fams wanting to offer Machado 400.  Please.  Dont be an idiot.
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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #1183 on: November 19, 2018, 06:40:30 PM »

So I was watching Showtime's "Ray Donovan" last night, (a lot of bad acting but fun) and in a closing scene, after Ray beats the shit out of a bad guy with a baseball bat, he's asked by his daughter's fiancee, why he uses a wood bat, as studies have shown aluminum get at least 5% more distance.

and Ray answers, “Did Carlton Fisk use fucking aluminum when he won Game 6? No. Fucking wood.”

It cracked up.

 
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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #1184 on: November 20, 2018, 10:00:06 AM »

Big Maple leaving Seattle very tough to believe.
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