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Question: World Series  (Voting closed: October 24, 2017, 11:59:40 PM)
Astros in 7 - 0 (0%)
Astros in 6 - 2 (50%)
Astros in 5 - 0 (0%)
Astros in 4 - 0 (0%)
Dodgers in 4 - 0 (0%)
Dodgers in 5 - 0 (0%)
Dodgers in 6 - 1 (25%)
Dodgers in 7 - 1 (25%)
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« Reply #19395 on: March 11, 2018, 11:12:32 PM »

Get those posers out of the "ace" hole.

Syndergaard-Arrietta 4 times this year would be cool.
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« Reply #19396 on: March 12, 2018, 07:35:31 AM »

Took my annual trek to Goodyear for a Tribe Spring Training game. Brewers have a catcher named Jett Bandy, which struck me as not so much the name of a baseball player as the name you would give to a baseball player if you were writing a novel about baseball. The also have a player named, swear to God, Kylo Wren. I heard it, and saw it on the scoreboard. Having sworn to God I will admit the possibility the kid's name is actually Kyle Wren and i neither hear nor see as well as i once did. But still.

Carlos Carrasco was in mid season form - big cheers for striking out the side in large measure because it won a food dehydrator for a guy three sections over. Also, Tribe got over a bases loaded no out jam by the first triple play I have seen in person since I was part of one about 45 years ago in Little League. Left before the top of the ninth and so did not see the scrubs blow the game.
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« Reply #19397 on: March 12, 2018, 02:51:05 PM »

Get those posers out of the "ace" hole.

Syndergaard-Arrietta 4 times this year would be cool.

If "Thor" ain't too thore and thitting on the DL, and if Arrietta can be ready in time for the season.
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« Reply #19398 on: March 12, 2018, 03:11:14 PM »

Yeah, he looks sore

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« Reply #19399 on: March 15, 2018, 11:42:22 AM »

This would cause me some consternation, and call into question the "root for laundry" Seinfeld within me:

https://www.thegoodphight.com/2018/3/14/17119386/buster-olney-bets-the-farm-bryce-harper-is-coming-to-the-phillies-or-nats

...if it happens.
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« Reply #19400 on: March 15, 2018, 12:47:50 PM »

Should be deported:
https://www.si.com/mlb/2018/03/14/astros-danry-vasquez-domestic-violence-video-lancaster-barnstormers

Sad how the girl stays and continues to take the beating.

Like bankshot staying here and continuing to take the beatings.

Just sad.
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« Reply #19401 on: March 15, 2018, 01:49:09 PM »



Look who's in CF!

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« Reply #19402 on: March 15, 2018, 01:59:38 PM »

How can that graphic be made bigger?
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« Reply #19403 on: March 15, 2018, 02:01:50 PM »

https://sports.yahoo.com/mlb-overrated-team-yadier-molina-aroldis-chapman-headline-list-204520263.html

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« Reply #19404 on: March 15, 2018, 02:02:40 PM »

Kemp and Bautista are "kick a guy when he is down" votes.
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« Reply #19405 on: March 15, 2018, 02:13:05 PM »

https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/the-opt-out-clause-is-evolving/

As it’s been reported, Arrieta signed with the Phillies for three years and $75 million. This is the breakdown:

2018: $30 million
2019: $25 million
2020: $20 million
Pretty straightforward. The contract is front-loaded. Additionally, Arrieta can opt out after the 2019 season, if he wants. That would mean he effectively signed with the Phillies for two years and $55 million. All of that looks fairly normal, in this day and age. What’s particularly interesting is the new twist. While Arrieta has an opt-out clause, the Phillies can also void that opt-out clause. And it’s voiding through a contract extension, that would pay Arrieta $20 million in both 2021 and 2022. Those salaries could go up to $25 million each, if Arrieta makes enough starts over the next two years. And those salaries could go up to $30 million each, if Arrieta finishes high enough in the Cy Young voting. This is a structure we haven’t seen before.

Arrieta signed for three years and $75 million. This might end up being two years and $55 million. Or it might end up being five years and $115 million, or $125 million, or $135 million. There are a lot of ways for this contract to go. And what the Phillies have basically done is give themselves some extra protection.

Consider the example of a more familiar contract. The Red Sox gave J.D. Martinez an opt-out. The Red Sox actually gave J.D. Martinez more than one opt-out, but, anyway. The opt-out, on its own, works well for the player, and it works against the team. Opt-out clauses in general are a way for teams to give more value to players without those values coming in the form of salary. They can be important for teams worried about approaching the competitive-balance-tax threshold. For Martinez, if he’s bad, he gets his guaranteed money. But if he’s very good, he can choose to re-enter the free-agent market. In theory, Martinez would only opt out if he stood to earn more money from a new deal. This is why such clauses are player-friendly. If Martinez were in position to opt out, the Red Sox would like to still have him. The team loses out on good seasons, putting a cap on a contract’s upside.


Smart move by the Phillies.
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« Reply #19406 on: March 15, 2018, 02:13:52 PM »

How can that graphic be made bigger?


Right click it, and open in a new tab.
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« Reply #19407 on: March 15, 2018, 02:28:02 PM »

That doesn't work with the browser that I'm using.  No big deal.
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« Reply #19408 on: March 15, 2018, 08:05:06 PM »

This would cause me some consternation, and call into question the "root for laundry" Seinfeld within me:

https://www.thegoodphight.com/2018/3/14/17119386/buster-olney-bets-the-farm-bryce-harper-is-coming-to-the-phillies-or-nats

...if it happens.

I would prefer he remain with the Nats.
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« Reply #19409 on: March 15, 2018, 08:07:45 PM »

How can that graphic be made bigger?


Here, Mr. Yank.
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