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Discussion about other teams, non-cubs players, baseball history, sabr vs scouting, etc.
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Postby NonProfitCow » Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:02 pm

Well, it was a fun season I guess.

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Postby jersey cubs fan » Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:39 pm

Wrong thread
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:18 am

Don't call it a comeback yet but Shintaro Fujinami is looking good this year:



He was Ohtani's peer even considered better by some, came out strong as a teen in the NPB, did some cool stuff, and then sometime in maybe 2017 or 2018 got the yips. He got demoted and, when finally looking to come back this Spring tested positive for COVID. Good news on that front is he is starting games and has zero TJs to Ohtani's 1...A realised Fujinami is arguably the most talented non-MLB pro pitcher out there, he's expressed a desire to prove himself worthy before coming to the MLs (after King 5 MLers maybe) so hopefully he does...IIRC earliest he could be posted was like 2023 anyway at 29
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:04 am

Speaking of the NPB and COVID...they had their first postponement yesterday..

https://jballallen.com/npb-has-1st-viral-postponement/

One player tested positive, hadn't been in contact with the team since 7/7
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Postby Derwood » Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:49 pm

Mike Yastrzemski (1.0) and Shane Bieber (1.1) have already hit the 1.0 fWAR plateau.
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Postby PackLandVA » Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:13 pm

Well then I've been "calling people out on strikes" pretty much my entire life!!
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You hate to see it lol
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:12 am

Padres call up Patino and James Kaprielian is finally in the show with the A's
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Yeah. Dustin May looks crazy impressive so far.

I posted some sick Tyler Glasnow gifs a little while ago and I love watching all these clips. I think it all took off with Yu Darvish and overlays of his pitches synced up a few years back. We really should just create a PitchingNinja Thread at this point.
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Postby abmillis » Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:28 pm

Remember how the White Sox traded Tatis Jr for James Shields? They give Cubs fans crap for trading Eloy to them for Q, but at least Q was pretty good in 17 and has been at least ok ever since (even if not living up to expectations). They gave up a guy who looks like an absolute superstar in the making for James Shields to put up this line:

2016: 22 starts, 6.77 ERA/6.93 FIP, -1.9 bWAR
2017: 21, 5.13/5.83, 0.3
2018: 33, 4.53/5.09, 1.6

all while paying $21 million/year
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Postby Regular Show » Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:20 pm


Oh man, that's a tough one...
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Zach Binney, an epidemiologist at Oxford College of Emory University, suggested that even a minor delay to begin the playoffs could help. A three-day quarantine could be put in place at the end of the regular season, outside or inside the team’s postseason locale, with no contact between teams. A four-day period of games with extra care could follow, including careful masking.

“Thereafter, consider bubble established and proceed a la the NBA or NHL is right now,” Binney said.


Whether you want to call it a controlled environment or a bubble, it's really important that MLB setup a proper system for the playoffs now where players can be monitored. The NBA bubble in Orlando is actually doing really well and Adam Silver has done the best job of any sports commissioner IMO.

MLB and Rob Manfred need to follow their example and start working on this now.
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Postby Derwood » Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:57 pm

I don't think there have been any issues in the NHL playoffs either
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Postby WrigleyField 22 » Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:58 pm

Interesting article re the short season (with good Cubs centric reference)
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/ba ... ll-season/
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Postby Regular Show » Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:54 pm


I think he might have the best stuff of any pitcher in baseball.
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