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Nationals vs. Astros - The World Series

Washington in 7
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Washington in 6
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Washington in 5
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Washington in 4
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Houston in 4
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Houston in 5
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Houston in 6
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Houston in 7
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Total Members Voted: 3

Voting closed: October 23, 2019, 02:00:10 PM


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Re: American League
« Reply #1290 on: January 01, 2019, 09:46:26 PM »

Rubio tries to end MLB's Cuba deal:So last month Major League Baseball and the Cuban Baseball Federation reached a deal: A Cuban player may now freely sign with a U.S. team, and the Cuban federation will receive a fee of up to 20 percent of that player’s U.S. salary.

That’s the part Republican Florida Senator Marco Rubio calls an “immoral farce.” The deal stems from an Obama Administration ruling that Cuba’s baseball federation is not subject to the U.S. trade embargo against the Cuban regime. Rubio insists it is – and he wants President Trump to rule his way.

http://www.wlrn.org/post/rubio-wants-trump-sink-cuba-baseball-deal-he-endangering-cuban-players

The deal is a liberal plot:Although the Cuban partner of MLB and the union is named as the FCB, the FCB is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Castroite communist government of the island prison.

In a particularly smarmy ploy, in announcing their deal with the Cuban dictatorship, the baseball owners and union claimed that they entered into it to "end the dangerous trafficking of Cuban players who desire to play professional baseball in the United States" -- that is, to take away an incentive to defect.  (If talented Cubans, skilled at playing baseball, are prevented by the owners and the union from being paid to play baseball in America, they will have one fewer reason to leave the island.  Actually, the reasons to leave the massive Cuban gulag will remain;  but the baseball owners and union will have conspired with the regime in Havana to ensure that defectors who make it to America will be consigned to wash dishes for a living rather than to compete for professional baseball players' wages.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/01/major_league_baseball_bailing_out_cuban_government.html

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Re: American League
« Reply #1291 on: January 02, 2019, 01:54:19 PM »

consensus seems to be when the ball drops in Time Sq. tonught

Machado will emerge in pinstripes

and take out Anderson Cooper's knee

Yanks sign Tulowitzki.  May in fact be out on Manny.

I see them making a deal....maybe for a 1b.  Wonder what they would have given Pearce if he had put himself out there.
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« Reply #1292 on: January 02, 2019, 03:37:27 PM »

Seems they like Voit at 1st, not so much on Bird.

Still expect cash to make a big splash with Manny, but now they got to sell him on 3rd 

Trade Bird (and Gray?) and transition Andujar to 1st?
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Re: American League
« Reply #1293 on: January 02, 2019, 09:47:36 PM »

They have a lot of chiefs over there and some of them still love Greg Bird
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« Reply #1294 on: January 03, 2019, 11:56:37 AM »

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« Reply #1295 on: January 03, 2019, 02:42:21 PM »

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« Reply #1296 on: January 03, 2019, 04:48:30 PM »

Boston Red Sox Writer: The guy who is number one in post-season pitching for games, WHIP, ERA, and Saves, with the MOST INNINGS PITCHED, is NOT a HOFer.

https://www.telegram.com/news/20181222/bill-ballou-mariano-rivera-not-getting-this-writers-hall-of-fame-vote

And again, writers should not be voting for the HALL.
Particularly, the obvious home team supporters among them.
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« Reply #1297 on: January 03, 2019, 05:00:45 PM »

and yet despite that writer's opinion, 1 opinion of some some 500 opinions, the probability that Rivera gets named on about 99% of the remaining 499 HoF ballots is almost a certainty, and he will be enshtined as a Hall of Famer.

As it should be.

1 voter from a diverse population causes no harm 

One idiosyncratic voter from a neutral and largely non-conflicted/non-partisan body of 500 observers/writer/voters, is easily diluted by the diversity of the group,

As we recently saw 3 or 4 conflicted voters can easily sway a jury of 16.
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« Reply #1298 on: January 03, 2019, 06:59:05 PM »

Boston Red Sox Writer: The guy who is number one in post-season pitching for games, WHIP, ERA, and Saves, with the MOST INNINGS PITCHED, is NOT a HOFer.

https://www.telegram.com/news/20181222/bill-ballou-mariano-rivera-not-getting-this-writers-hall-of-fame-vote

And again, writers should not be voting for the HALL.
Particularly, the obvious home team supporters among them.

Ballou is not really a Red Sox writer - he writes for Worcester!

But here is where he illustrates that he is full of shit:
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My thought on the Hall of Fame is that it is more than numbers, that its members must have the kind of presence that would make somebody buy a ticket — not hometown fans, but general baseball fans — just to say they saw him play.

Rivera fits that description. He is a larger-than-life performer whose character is impeccable. He has had a long career, albeit in a role I do not value, a role I equate with a PAT kicker in football or a shootout guy in hockey.

If that's Ballou's view of the Hall of Fame and he thinks Rivera fits, then his decision to [inot[/i] vote for Rivera has nothing to do with whether Rivera belongs and everything to do with Ballou's wanting something to write about and a way to distinguish himself.

Ballou belongs in the Hall of Petulance.
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« Reply #1299 on: January 03, 2019, 07:43:58 PM »

Ballou's argument is that the closer's role has been overblown and is very limited.

He may be right in that regard, and probably accounts for that only six (I think) relievers have been elected to the HoF.

I'd vote for Rivera. Some guys deserve the Hall and Rivera is one of them.
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« Reply #1300 on: January 03, 2019, 07:45:40 PM »

Robertson inks two year deal with Philadelphia.

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/phillies-reportedly-sign-reliever-david-robertson-two-year-23-million-deal-184125107.html

Keeping an eye on Robertson vs Familia.  We chose.  Have to live with Jeurys.  Though he sure did look comfy as a 7th 8th inning guy.
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« Reply #1301 on: January 03, 2019, 07:47:04 PM »

Meanhile rumors build that Manny and Sox are serious.


Sox are white.

and Phillies considering Harper to go with Robertson.
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Re: American League
« Reply #1302 on: January 03, 2019, 08:29:05 PM »

If I were a degenerate gambler like Kiid, I'd bet on Harper winding up back with the Nationals.
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« Reply #1303 on: January 03, 2019, 08:58:44 PM »

Ballou's argument is that the closer's role has been overblown and is very limited.

He may be right in that regard, and probably accounts for that only six (I think) relievers have been elected to the HoF.

I'd vote for Rivera. Some guys deserve the Hall and Rivera is one of them.

That was the argument he presented, Banks, but it is not what he stated the Hall was about.

Using his own stated standard, he is just a dick.

Not to mention that it is not as if Mariano is the first one in, either.
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« Reply #1304 on: January 03, 2019, 09:09:53 PM »

Ballou's argument is that the closer's role has been overblown and is very limited.

He may be right in that regard, and probably accounts for that only six (I think) relievers have been elected to the HoF.

I'd vote for Rivera. Some guys deserve the Hall and Rivera is one of them.

That was the argument he presented, Banks, but it is not what he stated the Hall was about.

Using his own stated standard, he is just a dick.

Not to mention that it is not as if Mariano is the first one in, either.


Ballou's premise was ok, and worth discussing but his arguments were all over the place.

Single A rhetoric

Presumably he has not voted (or abstained) for closers for HoF in the past.

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