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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.
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Total Members Voted: 3

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


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Re: American League
« Reply #1170 on: December 11, 2018, 10:30:09 PM »

How many of the other projected 149 major league starters is Syndergaard better than?

And three years control at probably 25 mil...

For Andujar and fluff?
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Re: American League
« Reply #1171 on: December 11, 2018, 10:46:13 PM »

I'd say he's one of the top 10 pitchers in baseball. I'd also say that he might not have the world's greatest mechanics and has been hurt each of the last two seasons.
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Re: American League
« Reply #1172 on: December 12, 2018, 07:20:46 AM »

Was Edgar on the list of players/managers/execs for this particular committee to vote YES on?

Not sure he was.  BELLE was - might better use him for your point.

These new committees will certainly slant toward the Hall becoming more inclusive.

Like I said - hate the fact the committees even exist, if you so choose.
Martinez is still on the real ballot.
Well...there you go

The  committee is opining that

A-  Baines was better than you all think

and

B -  the Hall should be more inclusive, especially in class.
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Re: American League
« Reply #1173 on: December 12, 2018, 08:26:09 AM »

And "we're" opining that A & B are wrong.
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MrUtley3

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Re: American League
« Reply #1174 on: December 12, 2018, 11:11:38 AM »

Happ(y) to be back?

The lefty and the Yankees are in serious talks about a return to the Bronx, The Postís Joel Sherman confirmed, and the conversations appear to be nearing the finish line. The hangup is that Happ, 36, wants three years, while the Yankees prefer two.

The Post reported Tuesday night that the Phillies were gaining momentum in talks with Happ on a three-year deal.


https://nypost.com/2018/12/12/yankees-close-to-getting-j-a-happ-back/
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Re: American League
« Reply #1175 on: December 12, 2018, 11:26:30 AM »

It's not my money, but if I were the Yankees I'd give him the third year.
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Re: American League
« Reply #1176 on: December 12, 2018, 01:08:16 PM »

Sounds like Cashman upped his offer to 3 years.

Philles should go to 3 1/2.

heh
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Re: American League
« Reply #1177 on: December 12, 2018, 01:59:01 PM »

Good back and forth today on High Heat, between Chris Russo and Tony LaRussa re:  Baines
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Re: American League
« Reply #1178 on: December 12, 2018, 02:43:48 PM »

Good back and forth today on High Heat, between Chris Russo and Tony LaRussa re:  Baines

Heard it. Wish he would have asked LaRussa this, especially after LaRussa referenced statistics.

Um, Tony, how do you feel about being in the HOF, when you had all those players who used PEDs? Was your winning percentage as a manager as good as managers who never had those types of players? And Tony, now that MLB is taking money for gambling operations, should Pete Rose be allowed into the Hall?

Bottom line, I have no issue with guys like Baines in the Hall of Fame, since it's always been a kiss-the-writers'-asses situation. Just ask Eddie Murray and Dick Allen.

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Re: American League
« Reply #1179 on: December 12, 2018, 02:47:36 PM »

Keuchel and Morton. Where will they go?
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Re: American League
« Reply #1180 on: December 12, 2018, 02:56:11 PM »

Good back and forth today on High Heat, between Chris Russo and Tony LaRussa re:  Baines

Heard it. Wish he would have asked LaRussa this, especially after LaRussa referenced statistics.

Um, Tony, how do you feel about being in the HOF, when you had all those players who used PEDs? Was your winning percentage as a manager as good as managers who never had those types of players? And Tony, now that MLB is taking money for gambling operations, should Pete Rose be allowed into the Hall?

Bottom line, I have no issue with guys like Baines in the Hall of Fame, since it's always been a kiss-the-writers'-asses situation. Just ask Eddie Murray and Dick Allen.
Huh?  Eddie Murray's in the Hall-of-Fame and made it on the first ballot.  And was the opposite of a kiss the writer's ass type of guy. 
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Re: American League
« Reply #1181 on: December 12, 2018, 03:00:54 PM »

No, the writers hated him. Period. You'd have to admit that.

Bottom line, writers have no business being involved with the HOF. They are creating the news, then, not reporting it.

No integrity in the entire process.
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« Reply #1182 on: December 12, 2018, 03:07:20 PM »

Yes the writers hated him.  But they voted him into the Hall-of-Fame.  Your suggestion was that the writers were using their love/hate of certain players, you used Allen and Murray as examples, to keep them out of the Hall.  That wasn't the case with Murray.

And I agree.  I don't think news, i.e., Hall of Fame selection, should be made by people who are supposed to report on the news.
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Re: American League
« Reply #1183 on: December 12, 2018, 06:41:36 PM »

The "election" of Harold Baines to the Hall of Fame spear-headed by by an ex-employer, and former GM who traded for him, and a committee of players he played with, puts a huge magnifying glass on the massive conflict of interest and potential cronyism of  this cherry-picking selection process. While some conflicts exists in the 500+ members/voters of the BBWAA, they are redcuced by the size of the voing base and several elements of diversification and they are relatively conflict-free body, as attested that not more than 6% of the voters thought Baines was a HoF player. There are only a handful of players who have been denied votes, and largely on the grounds they were massive assholes.

and voting for the HoF is not making news per se, again reduced by the fact a minimum of 75% of the 500+ voters are required to share a like opiinion, And its a largely neutral/bias free assessment of a ballplayer's qualifications relative to other ballplayers, and certainly much more neutral and less conflicted than a former owner might be.
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Re: American League
« Reply #1184 on: December 13, 2018, 08:34:00 AM »

Brody must have missed the World Series

Mets give Familia 30 mil as Joe Kelly gets 25

Bring back Minaya and Team Latino reboot sure to follow

(Watch Ramos or Grandal be next)
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