General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Brian » Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:04 pm

ah, well by winning percentage but the Cardinals (current 6) have the lease amount of wins.

What really made me think about it is I'd much rather the Cubs get the 3 seed than the 2 seed as I'd rather face the Cardinals than the wild card team that gets the 7 seed.
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Postby bukie » Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:05 pm

Brian wrote:ah, well by winning percentage but the Cardinals (current 6) have the lease amount of wins.

What really made me think about it is I'd much rather the Cubs get the 3 seed than the 2 seed as I'd rather face the Cardinals than the wild card team that gets the 7 seed.

Personally, I'd rather see the Marlins/Giants/Rockies/Phillies/Brewers/Reds/Mets than the Cardinals for even more games at Wrigley.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:40 pm

Cohen is a POS but MLB thumbing their nose at an uber billionaire who can literally write a check for the team in favor of another ownership group that will be leveraged up the ass seems like smart policy for long term growth.

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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Andy » Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:25 pm

Like all other owners, if MLB has assurances from Cohen that he wants to make buckets of money off the team more than he wants to win (i.e. he won't go crazy into the luxury tax), he'll be approved, and if not, he won't.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Cubswin11 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:39 am

Um, why would the MLBPA have agreed to this???? Tony Clarke is horsefeathering useless.

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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:34 pm

I haven't thought the consequences all the way through, but that strikes me as something that may be unfair across players(e.g. Bryant v. Happ), but ultimately not a negative on the whole for the player pool. For a point of comparison, last year there were 12 hearings, the combined difference between player asks and team offers was 10.5 million, and players won 5 of those hearings.
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Postby squally1313 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:44 pm

The replies to that tweet make it seem like that was a broad interpretation, and the actual tweak is that they aren't allowing counting stats to be considered, because obviously, which actually helps the players.
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Postby 17 Seconds » Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:16 am

altuve- .221/.288/.315
bregman- .263/.368/.465
correa- .269/.341/.389
springer- .240/.343/.487
gurriel- .260/.304/.445
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Postby PackLandVA » Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:22 am

17 Seconds wrote:altuve- .221/.288/.315
bregman- .263/.368/.465
correa- .269/.341/.389
springer- .240/.343/.487
gurriel- .260/.304/.445




Not an Astro, but don’t forget Yelich. He’s struggling without fans “distraction” in the stands.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Cubswin11 » Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:58 pm

If Cohen is going to go be hyper aggressive, trade Theo for some stuff

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Postby jersey cubs fan » Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:59 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:If Cohen is going to go be hyper aggressive, trade Theo for some stuff


I wouldn’t trust the TD Ameritrade guys dealing with Point72.
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Postby The Logan » Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:52 pm

I know everyone more or less hates Trevor Bauer, but his Bauer Bytes series on his Momentum youtube channel is great. It's just baseball players sharing stories and talking shop. It's like Dinner for Five but for baseball and I kinda love it.
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Postby NOLA » Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:46 pm



Maybe my bias is clouding my judgement, but...no. Just no way he’s a HOF manager, right?
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Rob » Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:12 pm

NOLA wrote:https://twitter.com/bnightengale/status/1309732196245102593?s=21

Maybe my bias is clouding my judgement, but...no. Just no way he’s a HOF manager, right?


He should get in the Hall of Fame.

He's currently 15th all-time in manager wins. 1,892 with a .532 winning percentage. And the next most wins for a non-white manager is Frank Robinson in 56th place with 1,065. The only guys ahead of him on the list who aren't in the HoF are Bruce Bochy (who just left the Giants last year) and Gene Mauch, who had a pretty rough .483 winning percentage.

And for as much crap as Dusty deservedly got during his time with the Cubs after his complaints about walks "clogging the bases" and his tendency to overwork his pitchers -- he's seemingly learned his lessons. Too little, too late for the Cubs of course. But while he isn't a cutting-edge sort of manager he seems perfectly willing to adjust his game as he learns more -- albeit he remains a few years behind the curve most of the time. It's not like he's still out there routinely throwing his pitchers 120+ pitches a game, though.

When you factor in his long career, Dusty Baker has been a notable part of baseball for north of 50 years. And he may have invented the high five. You can't keep a guy like that out of the Hall forever.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby soccer10k » Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:00 am

Bertz wrote:https://twitter.com/DickieV/status/1313625452683157506?s=19


I feel like this is a good time to point out that Dusty has a sterling postseason record when his team has a chance to close out a series.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby CoolHandLuke » Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:24 pm

soccer10k wrote:
Bertz wrote:https://twitter.com/DickieV/status/1313625452683157506?s=19


I feel like this is a good time to point out that Dusty has a sterling postseason record when his team has a chance to close out a series.


Yeah, but what's @OGSwaggerdick's record?
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Bertz » Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:01 pm



Agreed with this, I really like the no offdays Division Series. I'd keep this moving forward, maybe have 3 home games followed by two away games for the higher seed instead of 2-2-1? I think both changes probably shift the odds a little bit in favor of the higher seed.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby The Logan » Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:00 am

Holy crap, Tommy Pham was stabbed the other night.

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/301 ... -san-diego

Padres outfielder Tommy Pham is recovering and in "good condition" after being stabbed during an altercation Sunday night in San Diego.

Both Pham and the Padres confirmed the news to the San Diego Union-Tribune. Citing two people who talked to the veteran big leaguer, the newspaper reported that Pham left an establishment, saw two people whom he didn't know arguing near his car and eventually asked them to move.

Pham then was stabbed. No major organs were hit, and he needed stitches to sew up the wound.
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