General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby David » Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:01 pm

so mark prior is tied for the most career bWAR of any yankees first round pick post jeter

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Postby Derwood » Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:04 pm

Unless Judge falls in a hole (or hangs out with some Cardinal players) he'll blow by that in the next season or two
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Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:05 am

It is insanely hard to draft good baseball players
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Postby davell » Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:19 pm

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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Bertz » Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:02 pm

davell wrote:https://twitter.com/mccoveychron/status/946413500003368960


Grant is easily the best person on baseball twitter and this is great even for him.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby davell » Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:20 pm

Bertz wrote:
davell wrote:https://twitter.com/mccoveychron/status/946413500003368960


Grant is easily the best person on baseball twitter and this is great even for him.


Yeah, we need to trade for him somehow.

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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby TomtheBombadil » Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:40 pm

I don’t know what Brisbee looks or sounds like. For some reason I read all his tweets in the voice and delivery of Ari Shaffir.
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Postby 17 Seconds » Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:34 am

TomtheBombadil wrote:I don’t know what Brisbee looks or sounds like. For some reason I read all his tweets in the voice and delivery of Ari Shaffir.


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Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:00 pm

TomtheBombadil wrote:I don’t know what Brisbee looks or sounds like. For some reason I read all his tweets in the voice and delivery of Ari Shaffir.


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Postby davell » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:10 pm



Love this man.
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Postby The Logan » Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:06 pm



This just makes me want Darvish a lot more.

Also Aaron Nola.
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Postby davell » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:00 pm

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Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:39 am

Morosi amongst others have tweeted today that MLB and the union will be meeting this week to go over pace of play things and changes are almost guaranteed to be coming. In general I’m against most of the proposed rough ideas (mound visit limits as an example) because I don’t think cutting a game 5-10 minutes matters but I’ll wait to cast judgement to see what they actually do.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby treebird » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:19 pm

dave cameron is leaving fangraphs to go work for the padres. i’ve always thought he was pretty terrible. i guess you just automatically qualify for these jobs if you work for fangraphs or bp long enough.
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:34 pm

Cameron has his blind spots like all of us, but most of the reason folks dislike him is that he could get obnoxious in how he communicated some ideas. I think he's a reasonably bright guy, if not one that has an overly specialized skill set for a MLB front office. That said, getting hired by AJ Preller is not exactly a huge feather in one's cap.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby champaignchris » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:35 pm

He’s way out ahead. Any pitcher with a decent change up will own him. Hard pass.
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Postby UK » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:42 pm

That's my dream 8 months from now with my son.
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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:46 pm

UK wrote:That's my dream 8 months from now with my son.


Congrats!
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Bull » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:30 am

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:
UK wrote:That's my dream 8 months from now with my son.


Congrats!

Kid can't handle my 20-month-old's heater.
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Postby SouthSideRyan » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:54 am

Ryne bhogg probably has a kid that age by now.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:17 am

Jeff Passan wrote a mostly good article about why the offseason has been so slow this season (yes, the free agency system and tanking small market teams has lowered demand greatly...no, it isn't collusion) which you can read here: https://www.yahoo.com/sports/heres-baseballs-economic-system-might-broken-224638354.html

But this part made me grin:
Recently, one of the best free agents available this offseason met with a friend, and he admitted something shocking: He was preparing to sit out until the middle of the season. The market for his services this winter was so thin, the offers so incompatible with his production, that he worried he was going to need an external force to compel teams to pay him what his numbers say he’s worth. Maybe it would take a playoff race.

I wonder who could have said that?!
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Regular Show » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:35 am

DiceMan4221 wrote:Jeff Passan wrote a mostly good article about why the offseason has been so slow this season (yes, the free agency system and tanking small market teams has lowered demand greatly...no, it isn't collusion) which you can read here: https://www.yahoo.com/sports/heres-baseballs-economic-system-might-broken-224638354.html

But this part made me grin:
Recently, one of the best free agents available this offseason met with a friend, and he admitted something shocking: He was preparing to sit out until the middle of the season. The market for his services this winter was so thin, the offers so incompatible with his production, that he worried he was going to need an external force to compel teams to pay him what his numbers say he’s worth. Maybe it would take a playoff race.

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I was thinking the exact same thing lol. No one else comes to mind in this FA class.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Cubswin11 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:50 am

I could see it being Moustakas or just it being nonsense Boras/an agent is spreading
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