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 Hairyducked Idiot » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:16 pm

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Wild Card Round - (if you’re gonna get all upset and stop reading when I say best-of-three



I'm all upset and stopped reading. Everyone stop trying to screw up a good playoff format.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Sammys Boombox » Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:27 am

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:
Sammys Boombox wrote:
Wild Card Round - (if you’re gonna get all upset and stop reading when I say best-of-three



I'm all upset and stopped reading. Everyone stop trying to screw up a good playoff format.


The realignment is going to force a different playoff format, so... Not saying you have to agree with mine, your premise...
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:47 am

Sammys Boombox wrote:
Hairyducked Idiot wrote:
Sammys Boombox wrote:
Wild Card Round - (if you’re gonna get all upset and stop reading when I say best-of-three



I'm all upset and stopped reading. Everyone stop trying to screw up a good playoff format.


The realignment is going to force a different playoff format, so... Not saying you have to agree with mine, your premise...


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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Regular Show » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:23 am

WrigleyField 22 wrote:I definitely prefer consistency across leagues, but if there was a big desire for a middle ground, I like the proposal where the DH is tied to the SP, so when he exits its NL rules. Gets rid of most the bad at bats while leaving lots of the strategy part.


This is a good compromise. I've never heard of this proposal, but I like it. So I don't really like the DH, but I'm pretty pissed off that not having the DH in the NL cost us Ohtani.

The #1 concern/change I want is an automated strike zone and taking that responsibility away from horsefeathers blind Umps. This Cubs offense would be much better with some form of an automated strike zone IMO.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Regular Show » Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:43 pm

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2386 ... r-lands-dl

Giants closer Hunter Strickland apologized to his team and fans and said he'd consider anger management counseling three days after injuring his hand punching a door in frustration after a blown save against Miami..."I think that obviously my anger in these moments have gotten the best of me and caused stupid decisions, so I don't think I should be this angry person," Strickland said. "I think focused is the better word. We do have to be focused and locked in, focused on getting those outs.


Last season he threw at Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper three years after he homered off Strickland in the 2014 NL Division Series.


I don't like Strickland and think he's a jerk, but maybe anger management counseling will help him be less of a jerk. I picture this guy when I think of him:

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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Forgotmyoldlogin » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:25 pm

Is every playoff race already settled in the AL? I kind of feel like they are.
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Postby Liam Neeson » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:52 pm

Forgotmyoldlogin wrote:Is every playoff race already settled in the AL? I kind of feel like they are.


Pretty much. Its Yankees or Red Sox for the East and some crappy battle between the Mariners and the Angels for the 2nd WC.
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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:03 pm

As Matt Clapp has said, the only amusing thing about the AL would be seeing James Paxton eliminate one of Boston or New York in the Wild Card game.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby champaignchris » Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:26 pm

As of about two weeks ago it looked like there was at least a chance for the Indians to piss away the AL Central to the Twins or Tigers. But they’ve won 10 of 15 and suddenly look pretty solid there.
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Postby Janelle-Alexis » Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:52 pm

JudasIscariotTheBird wrote: How long would it take after the DH is instituted league-wide until people are clamoring for shortstops to have their ABs covered by guys with Dadbods who can't field?


Yeah, how long before we get to see an all-Javy defense and a lineup of 260 lb guys hitting 110 mph line drives.

For years I've wanted the All-Star Game to change to select the 8 best fielders in the league on defense, and the 9 best hitters regardless of position. Now I kinda want to see it every day.
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Postby soccer10k » Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:07 am



So in almost four fewer seasons (he only played 40 games in 2011), Trout has more bWAR since 2008 than any other player. Kershaw is second among all players with 60.1

He's also first in fWAR in that span, with 61.2. Second is also Kershaw at 58.9. Next best position player is Votto with 54.9.

If you extend it to 2007, Cano and Beltre pass him in bWAR. But in fWAR you have to extend it to 2006 for Cabrera to pass him, and even then he's only at 62.1.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby mul21 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:45 pm

Not that it means anything but how is Joey Votto not in the top 5 for ASG voting at 1B? Jose Martinez is in front of him? Oh hell no.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:17 pm

mul21 wrote:Not that it means anything but how is Joey Votto not in the top 5 for ASG voting at 1B? Jose Martinez is in front of him? Oh hell no.


No one hates Joey Votto more than Reds fans.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:19 pm

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mul21 wrote:Not that it means anything but how is Joey Votto not in the top 5 for ASG voting at 1B? Jose Martinez is in front of him? Oh hell no.


No one hates Joey Votto more than Reds fans.

I was at the DH games there on Memorial Day weekend and the Reds fans by me were very loud about how much they hated him and how they liked Billy Hamilton more.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Derwood » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:26 pm

Reds fans are really awful. Hilarious that Cincy is considered a baseball town
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Duke Silver » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:52 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:No one hates Joey Votto more than Reds fans.


Derwood wrote:Reds fans are really awful. Hilarious that Cincy is considered a baseball town


Derwood wrote:Am I not allowed to complain about Kris Bryant’s funk because he won the MVP? That’s the logic we are working with here
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:06 pm

Man, I'm all for a good Derwood moment, but that's more than a bit of a stretch.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Duke Silver » Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:08 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:Man, I'm all for a good Derwood moment, but that's more than a bit of a stretch.


You're right; Joey Votto's never even won anything in Cincinnati.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:12 pm

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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Duke Silver » Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:18 pm

I'm sorry, but it's absolutely a Derwood moment.

He essentially said, "I just want to yell about our MVP, alright!?" and then in his very next post he made fun of Reds fans for hating their own MVP.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:25 pm

He just talked about griping about Bryant's long slump, which most people here have at some point or another (or at least made fun of it/him) vs. some chumps in Cincinnati HATING Joey Votto and preferring baseball freakshow Billy Hamilton instead.

Granted, maybe Derwood actually thinks Bryant is a bum and Tyler Colvin is his favorite player....but I doubt it.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:27 pm

Holy horsefeathers; Colvin is alive and hitting .286 .340 .405 .745 in AA this year.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Derwood » Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:53 pm

I’m baffled that someone as smart as Duke is conflating my Bryant and Votto statements
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:13 am

Sammy Sofa wrote:Holy horsefeathers; Colvin is alive and hitting .286 .340 .405 .745 in AA this year.

how did he get back in the SEC?
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