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by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 3479
Views: 184181

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

The slippery slope argument is a non-starter because no one is as bad at anything in baseball as pitchers are as hitters. Even playing late-career David Ortiz in center field isn't as bad relative to league average as pitchers are at the plate*. My personal preference is for NL baseball because I'm ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 3479
Views: 184181

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

What's the logistical difference between four 8-team divisions (plus a bunch of wildcards) vs. eight 4-team divisions (a la the NFL) with fewer wildcards? The big benefit from the 8 team divisions in the proposed schedule is that it takes a big bite out of travel costs. You could do eight 4 team di...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 3479
Views: 184181

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

What's the logistical difference between four 8-team divisions (plus a bunch of wildcards) vs. eight 4-team divisions (a la the NFL) with fewer wildcards? The big benefit from the 8 team divisions in the proposed schedule is that it takes a big bite out of travel costs. You could do eight 4 team di...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 3479
Views: 184181

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

jersey cubs fan wrote:Doubleheader playoff games is a terribly stupid idea


If you absolutely have to do best of 3 I think that's a good option to get closer to the one game atmosphere, but you don't need to do it at all. Just do the single game elimination.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 3479
Views: 184181

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

That is functionally the proposal that appears to have at least some momentum/interest from MLB: https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories ... Postseason
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Morrow to the DL; Hancock stays up
Replies: 22
Views: 707

Re: Morrow to the DL; Hancock stays up

I learned my lesson mocking the classic "Sammy strained his back from a sneeze" after I pinched a nerve between my shoulders from a sneezing fit and was basically in constant pain for a week. I make fun of this and I'll probably stumble and fall out the window when getting dressed. I real...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2017-18 Bulls Thread - Fly the Tank W
Replies: 735
Views: 33246

Re: 2017-18 Bulls Thread - Fly the Tank W

This might be anti-big-man bias, but I'm struggling to see a best case scenario for Bamba where he's better than the 3rd best player on a championship caliber team. Like Spongeworthy, when you get the chance to draft this high I think you need to spend it on a guy who could be Option A or B on a tit...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 567
Views: 14516

Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Confirmed we drafted the next Kinsler

by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: soccer soccer soccer
Replies: 2041
Views: 75749

Re: soccer soccer soccer

The full Mark Geiger Experience on display 30 minutes in.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: soccer soccer soccer
Replies: 2041
Views: 75749

Re: soccer soccer soccer

this is all Sergio Ramos's fault
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: soccer soccer soccer
Replies: 2041
Views: 75749

Re: soccer soccer soccer

for the seasoned soccer fans: your thoughts on senegal's second goal? i've never seen a sub score a goal in that fashion almost immediately after coming into a game. I haven't watched as much soccer as some others, but to me that seems like an extreme fluke. Some of the announcers/studio guys were ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: soccer soccer soccer
Replies: 2041
Views: 75749

Re: soccer soccer soccer

Derwood wrote:Is Colombia any good? They're the closest thing to a rooting interest I have in this tournament


Yes, they're favored to win this group, and they could give a good game to their likely first knockout opponent(England or Belgium). They made it to the quarterfinals in 2014 and lost close to Brazil.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: soccer soccer soccer
Replies: 2041
Views: 75749

Re: soccer soccer soccer

by Transmogrified Tiger
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: soccer soccer soccer
Replies: 2041
Views: 75749

Re: soccer soccer soccer

What is wrong with you people rooting for Mexico did you see landon donovan on instagram? I did, and that Bocanegra and a few others gave him the business over it too. The 60 minutes of bunkering and gamesmanship plus a cameo from Marquez are an excellent example why I’d never pull for them to win ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: soccer soccer soccer
Replies: 2041
Views: 75749

Re: soccer soccer soccer

What is wrong with you people rooting for Mexico
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Manny Machado Thread
Replies: 387
Views: 26726

Re: The Manny Machado Thread

Has Machado *really* beyond a shadow of a doubt proven he can not play SS? Defensive stats like UZR and DRS require multiple (2-3+) years of sample rather than a couple months...I definitely prefer Harper by a huge margin but view Machado as a stud too. This year makes 3 of 4 years(not so coinciden...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: soccer soccer soccer
Replies: 2041
Views: 75749

Re: soccer soccer soccer

the angle by the Peruvian keeper on that goal, woof
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Manny Machado Thread
Replies: 387
Views: 26726

Re: The Manny Machado Thread

I guess I'll ask it this way: is anyone here looking it as a "Harper or bust" kind of situation? Like, would it be a huge disappointment/downgrade to have to "settle" for Machado instead? I will admit to less than 100% rationality, but I would be bitterly disappointed with Macha...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Manny Machado Thread
Replies: 387
Views: 26726

Re: The Manny Machado Thread

So why does Fangraphs seemingly not view there to be a huge difference between their value offensively (again, minus Harper's bat horsefeathers bonkers 2015)? This largely seems like, as mentioned, the appeal of Harper's ceiling more than anything. Which, hey, makes sense! I just don't think signin...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Manny Machado Thread
Replies: 387
Views: 26726

Re: The Manny Machado Thread

Sammy Sofa wrote:
Transmogrified Tiger wrote:when you get the chance to pay a jillion dollars for a guy to either be your 2nd best 3rd baseman


This seems even more debatable.


I will cut you
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Manny Machado Thread
Replies: 387
Views: 26726

Re: The Manny Machado Thread

when you get the chance to pay a jillion dollars for a guy to either be your 2nd best 3rd baseman or punt SS defense entirely when you have multiple other options there, you gotta do it
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 567
Views: 14516

Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:2018 Bonus Pool Remaining (all top 10 rounds)Including 5% Overage: $592,155.00 Under Budget

TT, that last line is what you're looking for, right?


Sure is, thanks!
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-15-18
Replies: 30
Views: 787

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-15-18

Hrubes20 wrote:Duncan Robinson has been really, really good the past month or so.


Last 5 starts: 28 IP, 24 H, 7 ER, 35/2 K/BB, 0 HR, 3 HBP

Yeah that'll play
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: soccer soccer soccer
Replies: 2041
Views: 75749

Re: soccer soccer soccer

Suarez hit side netting on a chance so wide open that I thought he scored and so did the person updating the score graphic. Egypt has kinda gone toe to toe with Uruguay in terms of possession and chances, without Salah too. Exciting for their prospects of beating Russia and Saudi Arabia to get out ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: soccer soccer soccer
Replies: 2041
Views: 75749

Re: soccer soccer soccer

Suarez hit side netting on a chance so wide open that I thought he scored and so did the person updating the score graphic. Egypt has kinda gone toe to toe with Uruguay in terms of possession and chances, without Salah too. Exciting for their prospects of beating Russia and Saudi Arabia to get out o...

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