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by Bertz
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: MLB Imposes 60 Game Season, Spring Training 2.0 Starts in 7 Days
Replies: 104
Views: 3700

Re: MLB Imposes 60 Game Season, Spring Training 2.0 Starts in 7 Days

There's been some speculation that Mike Trout might opt out of 2020 season, and this quote certainly makes it seem like that's a possibility: https://twitter.com/espn/status/1279105582205722624 Meanwhile...uhh Joe: https://twitter.com/BNightengale/status/1279085563031650304 Update: Boob deleted his...
by Bertz
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Summer Camp 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 1236

Re: Summer Camp 2020

by Bertz
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 2708
Views: 83299

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)



Thread on another T Cell study out of Sweden (at least I think it's another one, apologies if this is the same one Kyle posted like a week ago)
by Bertz
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 2708
Views: 83299

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

While Arizona and the southeast are in full on nightmare mode, the places that were already hit are really starting to clear up. Illinois is now done to 25 deaths a day over the last week with only ~2.5% of tests coming back positive. New York is down to 12 deaths a day and is close to dropping unde...
by Bertz
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 37654
Views: 2010233

Re: Politics & Current Events

Looked this morning and unless I'm missing something Trump's disapproval rating is currently the highest it's been since the tail end of 2017 when the fight over the ACA was wrapping up: https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/trump-approval-ratings/?ex_cid=rrpromo His approval is a little better, a t...
by Bertz
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 37654
Views: 2010233

Re: Politics & Current Events

Looked this morning and unless I'm missing something Trump's disapproval rating is currently the highest it's been since the tail end of 2017 when the fight over the ACA was wrapping up: https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/trump-approval-ratings/?ex_cid=rrpromo His approval is a little better, a ti...
by Bertz
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 2708
Views: 83299

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

There seems to be a genuine undercurrent of, "well, this what they/we deserve for being so dumb!!!!" to the doom bonerism now that's just beyond exhausting, and reasoning. It's become almost impossible to have real discussion in most places because it's a contest of who can blame the Repu...
by Bertz
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Summer Camp 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 1236

Re: Summer Camp 2020

In the Athletic this morning they said the FO basically wants to wait til closer to opening day and see the level of attrition before decide whether those last ten spots will go to more prospecty types or more to veterans floating around.
by Bertz
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: MLB Imposes 60 Game Season, Spring Training 2.0 Starts in 7 Days
Replies: 104
Views: 3700

Re: MLB Imposes 60 Game Season, Spring Training 2.0 Starts in 7 Days

Summer Camp would have been better than ST 2.0. https://twitter.com/MLBastian/status/1277392430816526336 To me, the two surprises are the inclusion of Chris Morel and the exclusion of some arms like Abbott. The latter is probably more of a "not yet" since they've only confirmed 50 of the ...
by Bertz
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1967
Views: 250554

Re: Minor League Musings

Keith Law had an article in The Athletic today about how teams are going to develop minor leaguers this year. Basically what you expect (heavy focus on mechanics and conditioning, lots of Zoom calls), but thought this was interesting re: the 60 man roster Another NL exec speculated that “almost ever...
by Bertz
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cubs TV broadcast rights
Replies: 456
Views: 56608

Re: Cubs TV broadcast rights

My money would be one what was probably going to happen pre-Covid... it will happen on opening day. Yeah, there's an even bigger appreciation for live sports now than there was before. Even if it was iffy whether they'd agree pre Covid (which I doubt) it's a slam dunk now. I heard CBS lost multiple...
by Bertz
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: MLB Imposes 60 Game Season, Spring Training 2.0 Starts in 7 Days
Replies: 104
Views: 3700

Re: MLB Imposes 60 Game Season, Spring Training 2.0 Starts in 7 Days

does anyone think the cubs might try to run the rooftops? can they pass it off as a bar/restaurant and run it under those guidelines? I would imagine so. I believe I saw that if Chicago stays in Phase 4 Wrigley can operate at 20% capacity. I think the big question would be whether the rooftops woul...
by Bertz
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 2708
Views: 83299

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

Here's something I've been wondering about and finally some research is coming out: https://www.reddit.com/r/COVID19/comments/hdxwf5/intrafamilial_exposure_to_sarscov2_induces/ They've proven the existence of some people whose immune system defeats the virus without needing to produce specific anti...
by Bertz
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: MLB Imposes 60 Game Season, Spring Training 2.0 Starts in 7 Days
Replies: 104
Views: 3700

Re: MLB Imposes 60 Game Season, Spring Training 2.0 Starts in 7 Days

does anyone think the cubs might try to run the rooftops? can they pass it off as a bar/restaurant and run it under those guidelines? I would imagine so. I believe I saw that if Chicago stays in Phase 4 Wrigley can operate at 20% capacity. I think the big question would be whether the rooftops woul...
by Bertz
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: MLB Imposes 60 Game Season, Spring Training 2.0 Starts in 7 Days
Replies: 104
Views: 3700

Re: MLB Imposes 60 Game Season, Spring Training 2.0 Starts in 7 Days

I would expect that the DH doesn't affect Schwarber much this year. I think it would take both Souza and Heyward being really good to make Schwarber the primary guy. Happ and Caratini are the guys I think this most likely does something for. My expectation for Happ is that he can really hit, but isn...
by Bertz
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: MLB Imposes 60 Game Season, Spring Training 2.0 Starts in 7 Days
Replies: 104
Views: 3700

Re: MLB Imposes 60 Game Season, Spring Training 2.0 Starts in 7 Days

I wanted the DH, and for just this shortened season wanted the expanded playoffs, but I'm more than happy to give those up for the owners getting pantsed like this. I don't like Craig Edwards but this puts it pretty succinctly:

by Bertz
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Social
Topic: General Chit-Chat thread
Replies: 3690
Views: 327366

Re: General Chit-Chat thread

by Bertz
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Video Game Thread
Replies: 1918
Views: 191876

Re: Video Game Thread

Everything about it looks fantastic, but horsefeathers, it seems like it would be an absolutely miserable experience to play. Yeah, I have it ordered and on the way, but I know I'm going to be a miserable ball of stress the whole way stress through it. I'm just not built for horror games. Truly inc...
by Bertz
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: 80 game season with expanded playoffs, starting in July
Replies: 211
Views: 8731

Re: 80 game season with expanded playoffs, starting in July

I assume this afternoon's hoopla is mainly so the owners can pull back on some of the other financial incentives (e.g. the Playoff Money) in order to move up to 66 games. I assume there'll either be an agreement tomorrow or a bunch of whining all weekend before a sudden agreement on Monday.
by Bertz
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 2708
Views: 83299

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)



I assume this is closer to snake oil than not? For instance "up to" is doing a lot of work in that tweet. That said, if something like this is at least fairly effective, that'd be huge.
by Bertz
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency Thread 2020-2021
Replies: 58
Views: 7570

Re: International Free Agency Thread 2020-2021

The purpose of a draft is like 90% salary suppression, 5% competitive balance, and 5% ratings. Given that the MLBPA already agreed to capped salaries for like an omelette bar or some horsefeathers, I have 0 issue with an international draft at this point.
by Bertz
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: 80 game season with expanded playoffs, starting in July
Replies: 211
Views: 8731

Re: 80 game season with expanded playoffs, starting in July

Bertz wrote:It's happening



Or maybe more getting closer than actually done


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