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And the owners counter with 32 games that the players play for minimum wage, 2 teams make the playoffs, and they can change that whenever they want. WHY ARE THE PLAYERS TRYING TO KILL BASEBALL?!?!?!?!
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Postby Cubswin11 » Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:40 am

In a shortened season I like the value in the Rays, Nats, Cubs, Phillies, Padres, Rockies and Jays to varying degrees.

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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:35 am

Cubswin11 wrote:In a shortened season I like the value in the Rays, Nats, Cubs, Phillies, Padres, Rockies and Jays to varying degrees.


I've never made baseball WS bets. I think I might start.
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Postby Bertz » Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:31 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:In a shortened season I like the value in the Rays, Nats, Cubs, Phillies, Padres, Rockies and Jays to varying degrees.



Honestly pretty much that entire chunk from the Cubs through the Rangers looks pretty solid
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I haven't listened to this one. I plan on getting around to it later.
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Postby SouthSideRyan » Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:02 pm

I took the Angels at 14-1 to win the AL about a month ago. I agree with Bertz that Cubs thru Rangers seem like nice plays. I'm pretty surprised these haven't tightened up.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:26 pm

SouthSideRyan wrote:I took the Angels at 14-1 to win the AL about a month ago. I agree with Bertz that Cubs thru Rangers seem like nice plays. I'm pretty surprised these haven't tightened up.

Yeah I’m surprised most teams aren’t more clustered between like +800 to +2000 or so. At the same time with a shortened season, larger playoff and more variance idk how you bet the Dodgers and Yankees at those numbers.
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:41 pm

ZiPS has the Rangers with 4 players/positions with 2+ fWAR, and 3 of those are SP at age 32+. I know a short season increases randomness but I don't see it with them, especially since they aren't in a 2019 AL Central situation in terms of the division.
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:41 am

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:ZiPS has the Rangers with 4 players/positions with 2+ fWAR, and 3 of those are SP at age 32+. I know a short season increases randomness but I don't see it with them, especially since they aren't in a 2019 AL Central situation in terms of the division.

...not that I'm disagreeing with your overall point, but isn't a shortened, disrupted season exactly the type of season a 32+ SP should thrive in?
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:44 pm

JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:
Transmogrified Tiger wrote:ZiPS has the Rangers with 4 players/positions with 2+ fWAR, and 3 of those are SP at age 32+. I know a short season increases randomness but I don't see it with them, especially since they aren't in a 2019 AL Central situation in terms of the division.

...not that I'm disagreeing with your overall point, but isn't a shortened, disrupted season exactly the type of season a 32+ SP should thrive in?


Maybe, sometimes 32+ SP go downhill because they run out of steam during the year. Sometimes it's that they just aren't as good regardless. They also have the biggest hill to climb to peak fitness/performance level(which hurts them here) so I'm guessing there isn't a big swing either way.
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That’s...really impressive. For those that don’t want to do the math, this goes back to 1902.
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Postby NOLA » Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:10 am

UMFan83 wrote:https://twitter.com/passonjim/status/1274824479898664961?s=21

That’s...really impressive. For those that don’t want to do the math, this goes back to 1902.

What’s as odd is that they only won 2 titles and reached only a handful of playoff appearances for 118 years of that stretch.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Regular Show » Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:29 am


Huh...

Who names their kid "Dad"?
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby UMFan83 » Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:37 am

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You can actually do this without repeating a teammate:

2019 Nationals: Kurt Suzuki
2018 Red Sox: Drew Pomeranz
2017 Nationals: Will Harris
2016 Cubs: Dexter Fowler
2015 Royals: Jeremy Guthrie
2014 Giants: Marco Scutero
2013 Red Sox: John McDonald
2012 Giants: Barry Zito
2011 Cardinals: Matt Holliday
2010 Giants: Joe Martinez
2009 Yankees: Robinson Cano
2008 Phillies: Matt Stairs
2007 Red Sox: J.C. Romero
2006 Cardinals: Scott Spiezio
2005 White Sox: Jermaine Dye
2004 Red Sox: Mark Bellhorn
2003 Marlins: Ivan Rodriguez
2002 Angels: Jose Molina
2001 Diamondbacks: Randy Johnson
2000 Yankees: Andy Pettitte
1999 Yankees: Mariano Rivera
1998 Yankees: Jorge Posada
1997 Marlins: Kevin Brown
1996 Yankees: Derek Jeter
1995 Braves: Greg McMichael
1993 Blue Jays: Al Leiter
1992 Blue Jays: John Olerud
1991 Twins: Scott Erickson
1990 Reds: Chris Hammond
1989 Athletics: Mark McGwire


Edit: looking at OP list, I didn’t know Rickey was
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UMFan83 wrote:https://twitter.com/passonjim/status/1274824479898664961?s=21

That’s...really impressive. For those that don’t want to do the math, this goes back to 1902.


couldn't you do something similar for most teams?
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:42 am

That’s the rangers stadium? I thought it was a big 12 field house.
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Postby UMFan83 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:04 am

Thought it was interesting reading today that the Chicago Dogs of whatever independent league they are in are going to have a season that starts in 8 days and they are planning on having fans at their home games in Rosemont. Tickets are on sale and everything for the first home game on July 7th
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