General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Derwood » Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:05 am

Mariners and Astros are in a (by percentage) first place tie in the AL West

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Mariners RD: +19
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Agony and Ivy » Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:15 am

Derwood wrote:Mariners and Astros are in a (by percentage) first place tie in the AL West

Astros RD: +126
Mariners RD: +19


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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

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Arrieta has lost all control after being beat by the Brewers.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby OleMissCub » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:47 am

Trout already has 5.7 WAR. That puts him on pace to set the record, which is currently held by Ruth at 14.1
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby champaignchris » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:29 pm

OleMissCub wrote:Trout already has 5.7 WAR. That puts him on pace to set the record, which is currently held by Ruth at 14.1


And six games out of the playoffs. Hopefully that on-paper mediocre Seattle team comes down to earth a bit and Trout has a chance at a playoff run. Baseball is better when its best players are in the playoff chase and this is pretty easily the Angel’s best team in 4 or 5 years even without Ohtani.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby CubInOK » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:20 pm

champaignchris wrote:
OleMissCub wrote:Trout already has 5.7 WAR. That puts him on pace to set the record, which is currently held by Ruth at 14.1


And six games out of the playoffs. Hopefully that on-paper mediocre Seattle team comes down to earth a bit and Trout has a chance at a playoff run. Baseball is better when its best players are in the playoff chase and this is pretty easily the Angel’s best team in 4 or 5 years even without Ohtani.

The Astros are still in the AL West.
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Postby David » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:29 pm

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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:34 pm

Very surprised Collins wasn’t able to work “I killed fiddy men” into his rant.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:48 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:Very surprised Collins wasn’t able to work “I killed fiddy men” into his rant.


Oh, [expletive] you. That's good.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby mul21 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:50 pm

Here's another baseball player who's hateable.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/m ... 698215002/
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Derwood » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:53 pm

At least he lead with a gay slur. Gotta start strong
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby PackLandVA » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:03 pm

Is Freddy Freeman Joey Votto, only younger? And not as annoying?
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Andy » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:13 pm

PackLandVA wrote:Is Freddy Freeman Joey Votto, only younger? And not as annoying?

Freeman has a bit more power, but yeah, that's a good shorthand description.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:14 pm

Votto's been pretty awesome ever since he embraced going full heel.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby champaignchris » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:39 pm

CubInOK wrote:The Astros are still in the AL West.


I was thinking in terms of the second WC spot. Which the Angels are currently 6 games out of.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Regular Show » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:29 am

PackLandVA wrote:Is Freddy Freeman Joey Votto, only younger? And not as annoying?


I wouldn't compare Freddy Freeman to Joey Votto just yet. Remember when posters here started calling KB "The RHH Joey Votto" lol. Hyperbolic much...
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby toonsterwu » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:43 am

holy crap Juan Soto is good. he's had enough time that some sort of book on him should be forming, and yet he keeps producing. There's so many young, talent offensive guys in the minors, but honestly, i think it's Juan or Vlad Jr. at the top of the list when focusing just on offense, and that's including a bunch of guys I like, from Eloy to Gleyber to Acuna to Robles and so forth.
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Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:01 am

toonsterwu wrote:holy crap Juan Soto is good. he's had enough time that some sort of book on him should be forming, and yet he keeps producing. There's so many young, talent offensive guys in the minors, but honestly, i think it's Juan or Vlad Jr. at the top of the list when focusing just on offense, and that's including a bunch of guys I like, from Eloy to Gleyber to Acuna to Robles and so forth.
Insane that just last year he was an 18 year old in rookie ball. They promoted him in hyperspeed. And fg only has him as a 50 FV... lol, probably gonna need to reevaluate that.

Steamer projections for the dude are otherworldly for a guy with a little more than 300 PA beyond rookie ball.
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