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Nationals vs. Astros - The World Series

Washington in 7
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Washington in 6
- 2 (66.7%)
Washington in 5
- 0 (0%)
Washington in 4
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Houston in 4
- 0 (0%)
Houston in 5
- 1 (33.3%)
Houston in 6
- 0 (0%)
Houston in 7
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Total Members Voted: 3

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


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josh

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Re: American League
« Reply #1980 on: July 08, 2019, 08:49:32 PM »

Season over, yet?

Struggling with the meaning of "is," are you? 2nd coming of Bill Clinton, huh?
Do you think it's going to change or are you just grasping at straws?
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Re: American League
« Reply #1981 on: July 08, 2019, 09:08:42 PM »

As I figured - Yanks, Sox battling for Zack Wheeler.
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Re: American League
« Reply #1982 on: July 08, 2019, 10:09:28 PM »

I haven't watched the HR Derby in severa;l years, but Vlad Jr. and Pederson was pretty good tv.
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Re: American League
« Reply #1983 on: July 08, 2019, 10:31:23 PM »

I haven't watched the HR Derby in severa;l years, but Vlad Jr. and Pederson was pretty good tv.

Sure was!

My picks for the Derby:
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Way to go! Your picks have been submitted.

Round 1 - Matt Chapman (1) vs. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (8)
Matchup Winner: Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Round 1 - Alex Bregman (4) vs. Joc Pederson (5)
Matchup Winner: Joc Pederson

Round 1 - Pete Alonso (2) vs. Carlos Santana (7)
Matchup Winner: Pete Alonso

Round 1 - Josh Bell (3) vs. Ronald Acuña Jr. (6)
Matchup Winner: Josh Bell

Round 2 - Winner of 1/8 vs. Winner of 4/5
Matchup Winner: Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Round 2 - Winner of 2/7 vs. Winner of 3/6
Matchup Winner: Pete Alonso

Final
Champion: Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Pick the player who will hit the longest home run in the 2019 HR Derby, as measured by Statcast
Josh Bell

Pick the distance of the longest home run hit in the 2019 HR Derby, as measured by Statcast
483

Pick the total number of home runs hit in the entire 2019 HR Derby by all 8 MLB players (221 in 2018)
247

Pick the total number of home runs hit by the winning MLB player in the entire 2019 HR Derby (45 in 2018)
51
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Re: American League
« Reply #1984 on: July 08, 2019, 11:13:22 PM »

We've seen it before - the most prodigious home run hitter in the early rounds falls in the final round. I had the right pair, but the wrong outcome. 5 feet off for the longest homer. Without the tie breakers in the semi-finals, my total was almost exact. I did not anticipate that they'd finish tied.

And Josh Bell?! What happened? My other failed match prediction.

Wait until next year!!
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Re: American League
« Reply #1985 on: July 08, 2019, 11:20:50 PM »

Season over, yet?

Struggling with the meaning of "is," are you? 2nd coming of Bill Clinton, huh?
Do you think it's going to change or are you just grasping at straws?

You should be more concerned with the lice in your beard, twit.
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« Reply #1986 on: July 09, 2019, 01:54:06 AM »

Season over, yet?

Struggling with the meaning of "is," are you? 2nd coming of Bill Clinton, huh?
Do you think it's going to change or are you just grasping at straws?

You should be more concerned with the lice in your beard, twit.

"Oh, dear! Josh accurately pointed out that what I said is full of crap. I guess I need to insult him."

You are so transparent, Piggy.

And, as with our last dispute, you do not have the courage of your convictions when given the chance to stick up for them.

The N.L. East is not the "best" division in MLB and you know it. Playing the rest of the schedule isn't going to change that, and you know that, too.

So, go back to making up shit about people. You know how to do that far better than you know how to defend your positions after you've expressed an opinion. (You're still far better than Ward at that. And Kiiid never really tries.)
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Re: American League
« Reply #1987 on: July 09, 2019, 10:21:59 AM »

I haven't watched the HR Derby in severa;l years, but Vlad Jr. and Pederson was pretty good tv.

I think the verdict is in -

use the new (juiced) ball for HR derby and go back to the other for game play.

Cool that Alonso made almost double his salary for one night's work (and for a guy like Guererro, it hurts a bit, though he will get his in time).

Pete giving to charity when he doesnt have much yet is a real nice touch.  A Met we can actually admire.  A unicorn more than a polar bear.
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Re: American League
« Reply #1988 on: July 10, 2019, 11:15:56 AM »

MLBPA: Baseball doing poor job promoting Betts

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/27159004/baseball-doing-poor-job-promoting-betts


MLBPA doing their job, promoting Betts. LOL


But I have to agree that MLB should always hype their stars as much as possible.
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« Reply #1989 on: July 10, 2019, 11:55:22 AM »

MLBPA: Baseball doing poor job promoting Betts

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/27159004/baseball-doing-poor-job-promoting-betts


MLBPA doing their job, promoting Betts. LOL


But I have to agree that MLB should always hype their stars as much as possible.
He should concentrate on performing better.this year. That would help.

And I don't just say that as his fantasy owner. No, wait. I only say that as his fantasy owner. That's what I meant.
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Re: American League
« Reply #1990 on: July 10, 2019, 04:01:45 PM »

the way its going MLB will find its platform to promote its product and stars will grow smaller as its core baby-boomer fans age and die off.

kids don't have the time or inclination or attention span to continually watch a 3 1/2 hr game

Promotion is great, but IMO MLB has to find a way to get more baseball into the game.

HRs and Ks are great within reason, but guys going 1st to 3rd and maybe getting gunned out by the RFer with a cannon is better.

A DP has more than 2X the entertainment value of 2 ks.

I might get rid of the shift, (or limit its use) and it would probably lead to more hits, more runs more possibility for action.

put more baseball back into the game.
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Re: American League
« Reply #1991 on: July 10, 2019, 04:21:45 PM »

Hail Mary trades in $$$fantasy

Sitting in second, down 9 points.  Trade deadline deals last night:


Give

Lourdes Gurriel Jr

Get

Ozzie Albee’s, Justin Upton


Give

Aaron Bummer, Brandon Nimmo  Wade Miley, Russ Martin, Robinson Cano

Get

Rick Porcello, James Paxton, Rpuggy Odor, Matt Carpenter, Kurt Suzuki, Luke Weaver
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Re: American League
« Reply #1992 on: July 10, 2019, 05:03:33 PM »

State of the game is that it can be more competitive, and the economics needs a fix:

https://amp.usatoday.com/amp/1690983001#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s
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Re: American League
« Reply #1993 on: July 12, 2019, 07:59:04 PM »

 Dwight Gooden remains a terribly sad story.
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Re: American League
« Reply #1994 on: July 12, 2019, 08:21:05 PM »

the way its going MLB will find its platform to promote its product and stars will grow smaller as its core baby-boomer fans age and die off.

kids don't have the time or inclination or attention span to continually watch a 3 1/2 hr game

Promotion is great, but IMO MLB has to find a way to get more baseball into the game.

HRs and Ks are great within reason, but guys going 1st to 3rd and maybe getting gunned out by the RFer with a cannon is better.

A DP has more than 2X the entertainment value of 2 ks.

I might get rid of the shift, (or limit its use) and it would probably lead to more hits, more runs more possibility for action.

put more baseball back into the game.


I remember a Star Trek Deep Space Nine episode where it was revealed that baseball was a dead sport on earth and nobody played it anymore. And moreover most people didn't even remember it.


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