General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby CubinNY » Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:57 pm

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soccer10k wrote:So if Kyler Murray enters the NFL draft, gets picked and signs with an NFL team, do the A's get a comp pick as if he didn't sign?


No, but the NFL team that drafts him will forever be mocked for taking a 5'10" QB

And Kyler Murray will likely be more wealthy than if he stuck with baseball.
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:34 pm

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/ ... edirect=on

“If you’re throwing 102 and can’t be seen, what about all these other guys I’ve seen who are good and throw 88 and 90?” Friedman asked. “They’re not going to be seen or go to college.

“Showcase ball and travel ball is expensive. Not everyone can afford it. And that means not everyone can afford to be seen. Maybe this way we could break down some barriers and help people get noticed in the process.”

At least for some of the prospects who have submitted footage to Friedman in recent months, the publicity has helped them connect with college and pro scouts. Both independent league pitchers Friedman mentioned have signed, with the Milwaukee Brewers and Baltimore Orioles.
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Postby Brian » Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:44 pm

MLB wants to go back to 15 day DL and go to 15 day requirement for optioned players to stay down.

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2584 ... ing-option
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Postby Cubswin11 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:08 pm

Brian wrote:MLB wants to go back to 15 day DL and go to 15 day requirement for optioned players to stay down.

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2584 ... ing-option

Since we never seemed to take advantage of it, I’m fine with it I guess. This horsefeathers with the Dodgers and Brewers especially with how they are always shuffling guys around.
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Postby Brian » Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:14 pm

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Brian wrote:MLB wants to go back to 15 day DL and go to 15 day requirement for optioned players to stay down.

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2584 ... ing-option

Since we never seemed to take advantage of it, I’m fine with it I guess. This horsefeathers with the Dodgers and Brewers especially with how they are always shuffling guys around.


Yeah I'm okay with trying to limit the pitcher shuffling games, but this also feels like something they are putting out there so they can concede it later in labor negotiations.
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The Cubs’ transaction list under Epstein and Hoyer reads like a work of fiction, a wish-fulfillment list composed in hindsight.

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Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:49 pm

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And then everyone immediately proceeds to blow Jeff Frye because baseball is bad and doomed.
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Postby big ball chunky time » Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:50 pm

what the horsefeathers
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:59 pm

Holy horsefeathers. Who called, "Bill James goes on a murderous rampage" as the big offseason news?
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:13 pm

I would normally like it, but I have a hunch that Addi had something to do with this, and I'm off that train.
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:56 pm

That was way more funny and dead on than it should have been. Also there are a way more Pokemon than I remember (at least 782)
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Postby David » Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:14 pm

i'm always shocked when i remember hideo nomo's brief tenure as a cub/iowa cub
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Postby Derwood » Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:20 pm

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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby David » Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:24 pm

i feel like mentioning the 58mph base line like this is more than a little silly considering his arm was in tatters but whatever, here's an article on driveline and kyle zimmer

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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby cl smooth » Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:27 pm

TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:https://twitter.com/sung_minkim/status/1091711084816257024


I guess he was playing in an exhibition game against other retired ball players.

And let’s talk about that behind the back catch from the right fielder.
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Postby big ball chunky time » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:00 pm

David wrote:i'm always shocked when i remember hideo nomo's brief tenure as a cub/iowa cub


holy horsefeathers you're right
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Postby David » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:11 pm

TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:
David wrote:i'm always shocked when i remember hideo nomo's brief tenure as a cub/iowa cub


holy horsefeathers you're right


i mainly only remember it because i had my hopes crushed when he didn't even get a call up and i spent all of spring training imagining him dominating for us like he did in LA
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