General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Discussion about other teams, non-cubs players, baseball history, sabr vs scouting, etc.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:49 pm

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:Justin Turner broke his wrist on a HBP today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24Vlt-lpVOY
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Postby The Logan » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:46 pm

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:Justin Turner broke his wrist on a HBP today.


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Postby TomtheBombadil » Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:54 pm



MLBTR wrote:Although nearly all of Kingery’s minor league action came at second, manager Gabe Kapler suggested earlier this spring that he could fill a super-utility role in the majors (via Gelb; subscription required).

“He can play in the big leagues at many different positions,” Kapler said. “He can play second base, he can play shortstop, he can play centerfield. There’s no doubt in my mind that he can handle third base. He can handle both corners. In theory, that’s an exciting role for Scott.”


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Postby Brian » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:35 pm

Clayton Richard is the Padres opening day starter. yikes.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Andy » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:29 pm

This is awesome.

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Postby Cubfanintheknow » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:33 pm

Andy wrote:This is awesome.



AWESOME! Props to Betts for totally playing along with the announcers.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:58 pm

This really needs to become a regular thing across the sport.
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Postby Bluescale » Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:53 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:This really needs to become a regular thing across the sport.


It should be a feature of MLB.tv. All players mic'd all the time, and as a subscriber, you get to choose which audio stream to listen to.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:16 am

Bluescale wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:This really needs to become a regular thing across the sport.


It should be a feature of MLB.tv. All players mic'd all the time, and as a subscriber, you get to choose which audio stream to listen to.

That kind of feature seems like it would fit in better on the facebook broadcasts...
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Postby The Logan » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:19 pm

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Postby Cubswin11 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:00 am

Salvador Perez tore his MCL carrying luggage and falling. He’s out 6-8 weeks.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby champaignchris » Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:19 pm

Rusty Staub passed away.

He was one of my favorite non-Cubs when I was a kid. Bright red hair. Smooth lefty swing. Played for the Tigers some, which was my grandpa’s team.

The guy lived a pretty amazing life off the field too, summed up well in this nice obit from ESPN:
http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/22953337/long-new-york-mets-hitter-rusty-staub-dies-73
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:42 pm

The longest trip ever:

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Postby SouthSideRyan » Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:22 pm

My greatest disappointment as a fan is we never got footage of Roast pursuing a streaker.
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Postby Post Count Padder » Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:27 pm

The Yankees announced on Friday that they’ve placed outfielder Aaron Hicks on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right intercostal muscle. He’ll join fellow outfielders Jacoby Ellsbury (right oblique strain) and Clint Frazier (concussion) on the disabled list. Outfield prospect Billy McKinney has been recalled from Triple-A in place of Hicks.


McKinney gonna make his big league debut
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Postby javy knows my name » Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:01 pm

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The Yankees announced on Friday that they’ve placed outfielder Aaron Hicks on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right intercostal muscle. He’ll join fellow outfielders Jacoby Ellsbury (right oblique strain) and Clint Frazier (concussion) on the disabled list. Outfield prospect Billy McKinney has been recalled from Triple-A in place of Hicks.


McKinney gonna make his big league debut


I think we might have a Vaunted Yankees situation here. I think they might disappoint quite a bit
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby CubinNY » Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:13 pm

javy knows my name wrote:
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The Yankees announced on Friday that they’ve placed outfielder Aaron Hicks on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right intercostal muscle. He’ll join fellow outfielders Jacoby Ellsbury (right oblique strain) and Clint Frazier (concussion) on the disabled list. Outfield prospect Billy McKinney has been recalled from Triple-A in place of Hicks.


McKinney gonna make his big league debut


I think we might have a Vaunted Yankees situation here. I think they might disappoint quite a bit

They are going to score too many runs to disappoint. I think the BoSox May be in that category.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby CubInOK » Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:00 pm



This would be sooo much better if it said "hit dongs."
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:13 pm

Oh cool. I have a new team to root against. The Cardinals/Giants of the AL:
https://www.yahoo.com/sports/twins-completely-overreact-orioles-bunting-beat-shift-one-hitter-225336945.html
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:43 pm

DiceMan4221 wrote:Oh cool. I have a new team to root against. The Cardinals/Giants of the AL:
https://www.yahoo.com/sports/twins-completely-overreact-orioles-bunting-beat-shift-one-hitter-225336945.html


So dumb. Shouldn’t you not be shifting in that situation then?
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:27 pm

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:
DiceMan4221 wrote:Oh cool. I have a new team to root against. The Cardinals/Giants of the AL:
https://www.yahoo.com/sports/twins-completely-overreact-orioles-bunting-beat-shift-one-hitter-225336945.html


So dumb. Shouldn’t you not be shifting in that situation then?


Dozier 'explained' that the Orioles didn't hold a runner on first and the Twins didn't try to steal, so the Orioles should have reciprocated when they shifted. To get upset over that situation(one hitter, you're up 7) trends pretty close to mental illness.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:29 pm

Rangers and Blue Jays, as a team, are making contact like Joey Gallo in the early going
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:22 pm

Random but I always thought fouls would be included in swinging strikes (swstr%) rate. Is that not the case?
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