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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Regular Show » Wed May 09, 2018 2:45 am

James Paxton wanted to top his 16K game (that the Mariners blew). Well, he did it by throwing a no-hitter. When he's on and fully healthy he is arguably one of the top 5 pitchers in the game. He only struck out 7 people in this game. Did it under 100 pitches too!

https://www.mlb.com/news/james-paxton-t ... -275847096
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Wed May 09, 2018 3:39 pm

We didn't deserve Ichiro

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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby bukie » Wed May 09, 2018 7:55 pm

We're now over a month into the season, and the NL is 28-15 against the AL and neither Baltimore nor Texas has played any interleague yet.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby sweetpeteman » Wed May 09, 2018 9:27 pm

Your current NL batting leader: Matt Kemp.
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Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Thu May 10, 2018 1:37 am

sweetpeteman wrote:Your current NL batting leader: Matt Kemp.
Braves are Murderer's Row right now
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Postby bukie » Thu May 10, 2018 1:50 am

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sweetpeteman wrote:Your current NL batting leader: Matt Kemp.
Braves are Murderer's Row right now

What does that have to do with Matt Kemp?
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Thu May 10, 2018 2:24 am

bukie wrote:
We Got The Whole 9 wrote:
sweetpeteman wrote:Your current NL batting leader: Matt Kemp.
Braves are Murderer's Row right now

What does that have to do with Matt Kemp?

I think his point is that it is May.
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Postby sweetpeteman » Thu May 10, 2018 2:33 am

DiceMan4221 wrote:
bukie wrote:
We Got The Whole 9 wrote:Braves are Murderer's Row right now

What does that have to do with Matt Kemp?

I think his point is that it is May.


I think his point is that Matt Kemp is back on the Dodgers.
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Postby SouthSideRyan » Thu May 10, 2018 2:45 am

DiceMan4221 wrote:
bukie wrote:
We Got The Whole 9 wrote:Braves are Murderer's Row right now

What does that have to do with Matt Kemp?

I think his point is that it is May.


I'm pretty sure his point was he forgot they traded him.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Thu May 10, 2018 6:18 am

horsefeathers, I did
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby David » Thu May 10, 2018 2:12 pm

so i kept hearing all this talk about the cubs regretting not re-signing arrieta and how he's doing great in philly and i looked at his numbers and...uh...no?

i mean i guess he hasn't given up many runs outside of getting shelled by the marlins, but he's not striking anyone out and he's still walking a lot of guys
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu May 10, 2018 2:14 pm

David wrote:so i kept hearing all this talk about the cubs regretting not re-signing arrieta and how he's doing great in philly and i looked at his numbers and...uh...no?


This is a perfect example of Dave Attel's "drinking = time travel" bit.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby David » Thu May 10, 2018 2:20 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:
David wrote:so i kept hearing all this talk about the cubs regretting not re-signing arrieta and how he's doing great in philly and i looked at his numbers and...uh...no?


This is a perfect example of Dave Attel's "drinking = time travel" bit.


lmao

nah i was overhearing it at a restaurant as recently as 2 days ago.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu May 10, 2018 2:29 pm

That person was probably the victim of vacation drinking, too.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby David » Thu May 10, 2018 5:05 pm

this is horsefeathering stupid

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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Banedon » Thu May 10, 2018 5:21 pm

Well that's one way to go....

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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby PackLandVA » Thu May 10, 2018 5:48 pm

David wrote:so i kept hearing all this talk about the cubs regretting not re-signing arrieta and how he's doing great in philly and i looked at his numbers and...uh...no?

i mean i guess he hasn't given up many runs outside of getting shelled by the marlins, but he's not striking anyone out and he's still walking a lot of guys


It’s really not about this year. I mean, he could be pretty good and it wouldn’t be shocking. The issue with Jake is how will he fare over the years of th me contract and will his production justify the dollars.

Good move in letting him walk.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby champaignchris » Thu May 10, 2018 10:04 pm

Kelvin Herrera has a 14 to zero K/BB rate over 13.2 innings.

That's pretty good.

He's probably pitching himself onto a contender by the deadline and then to a pretty nice contract in the offseason.
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Postby Bull » Fri May 11, 2018 1:28 am

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SouthSideRyan wrote:There are more teams in the AL Central at .500 or below (5) than there are in the entire NL(4)
A week ago my brother sent me a blurb that that division was 23-53 against teams outside the division. I can't imagine that has gotten much better.

Yeah, but they are .500 against teams in the division, sooooo...
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Bryant's Disco Ball » Fri May 11, 2018 2:21 am

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David wrote:so i kept hearing all this talk about the cubs regretting not re-signing arrieta and how he's doing great in philly and i looked at his numbers and...uh...no?

i mean i guess he hasn't given up many runs outside of getting shelled by the marlins, but he's not striking anyone out and he's still walking a lot of guys


It’s really not about this year. I mean, he could be pretty good and it wouldn’t be shocking. The issue with Jake is how will he fare over the years of th me contract and will his production justify the dollars.

Good move in letting him walk.


If he pitches well this year, he's only got two years left after this one. It's really not going to be a big deal at that point. The reason the narrative is out there about the Cub regretting not signing him is that Yu has been disastrous so far and the two are going to be compared to each other for the next six years.

So long as Yu turns out OK for the first four seasons of his contract, all is well.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Omar » Fri May 11, 2018 3:29 am

David wrote:this is horsefeathering stupid



Yeah I don't understand this. Chase field is a fine facility, it would be a waste of money to move the team.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Tim » Fri May 11, 2018 3:31 am

Omar wrote:
David wrote:this is horsefeathering stupid



Yeah I don't understand this. Chase field is a fine facility, it would be a waste of money to move the team.

Maybe they just don't want the dodgers swimming in the pool after clinching anymore.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Fri May 11, 2018 5:02 am

they’re probably trying to get the horsefeathers away from tgi fridays
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Omar » Fri May 11, 2018 5:17 am

For the Cubs/D'Backs series I went to last year, the immediate surrounding blocks of Chase Field are sort of a dump/dead. One big appeal of a Scottsdale move could be to create that "Wrigelyville" / "Ballpark Village" feel outside the stadium. Not worth it though.
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