General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

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Postby OleMissCub » Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:40 pm

UMFan83 wrote:*grumpy traditionalist rant*

UGH - looks like MLB is going to start mimicking the NBA and start having teams wear quirky uniforms with unrelated color schemes. I don't mind it once in awhile but its like every time I turn on an NBA game these days the teams are wearing different colors. I don't know why it bothers me so much but it does.

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/312 ... w-uniforms

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The article says that 7 other teams will be unveiling their city connect uniforms this year including the Cubs on June 12


It’s hard to fvck up a Red Sox uniform but they just did. smh

I’m sure Raisin likes those colors tho
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Postby Brian » Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:43 pm

I'm glad and I hoped for this when Nike took over MLB jerseys. I know I'm probably in the minority but I welcome some variety in the Cubs jerseys.
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:50 pm

Brian wrote:I'm glad and I hoped for this when Nike took over MLB jerseys. I know I'm probably in the minority but I welcome some variety in the Cubs jerseys.

I'm so sick of the dark blue pajamas and the grays.

I also think these unis are pretty good
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Postby champaignchris » Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:51 pm

Irrelevant Dude wrote:https://twitter.com/Nationals/status/1379461416625836032?s=20
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Couldn’t help but notice that our old friends Lester and Schwarber were two of the Nats put in the IL due to COVID.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:54 pm

Banedon wrote:https://twitter.com/vincebaseball/status/1379887993029152769


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Postby SpongeWorthy » Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:54 am

I’ve been saying the dodgers are dirty for years how deep does the rot go???
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Postby The Logan » Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:12 pm

SpongeWorthy wrote:I’ve been saying the dodgers are dirty for years how deep does the rot go???


I mean on one hand, Bauer is def cheating and should be punished. On the other, he pretty much called this out back in 2018 and mlb did nothing and then said "ok I'm going you do it too and I'm going to win the cy young" and he did. So like... He's doing exactly what he set out to do which was even out the playing field and take away advantages from others who are also cheating?

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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:21 pm

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SpongeWorthy wrote:I’ve been saying the dodgers are dirty for years how deep does the rot go???


I mean on one hand, Bauer is def cheating and should be punished. On the other, he pretty much called this out back in 2018 and mlb did nothing and then said "ok I'm going you do it too and I'm going to win the cy young" and he did. So like... He's doing exactly what he set out to do which was even out the playing field and take away advantages from others who are also cheating?

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On a third hand, MLB hammering Bauer while ignoring every other pitcher is by far the funniest outcome and the one we should actively root for.
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Postby sweetpeteman » Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:14 pm

Dexter tore his ACL, could be a career ender at this point.

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Postby Irrelevant Dude » Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:01 pm

sweetpeteman wrote:Dexter tore his ACL, could be a career ender at this point.

Might as well bring him back to the Cubs next year on a cheap deal. If the team is gonna suck, at least do it with guys we like.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby CubinNY » Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:02 pm

I wish I knew how to link the video of Acuna beating out a routine grounder to SS. He's worth 1 WAR after just 9 games.
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Postby Bertz » Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:21 pm

CubinNY wrote:I wish I knew how to link the video of Acuna beating out a routine grounder to SS. He's worth 1 WAR after just 9 games.




The one thing keeping him from being NL Mike Trout was contact, and early on his K rate is down to 15%. He's incredible.
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Postby Proven Veteran » Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:21 pm

Bertz wrote:
CubinNY wrote:I wish I knew how to link the video of Acuna beating out a routine grounder to SS. He's worth 1 WAR after just 9 games.




The one thing keeping him from being NL Mike Trout was contact, and early on his K rate is down to 15%. He's incredible.


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Postby TomtheBombadil » Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:56 pm

Bertz wrote:
CubinNY wrote:I wish I knew how to link the video of Acuna beating out a routine grounder to SS. He's worth 1 WAR after just 9 games.




The one thing keeping him from being NL Mike Trout was contact, and early on his K rate is down to 15%. He's incredible.


He is incredible and just to show how amazing Trout is: there’s like 40 points in OBP between Trout and normal Acuna. Hell, Trout is currently slashing .414/.564/.828
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Postby Bertz » Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:41 pm



Ben Lindbergh has been pretty compelling in laying this out as the best way to fix the strikeout problem. So even if that's wrong, it's certainly worth the experiment.
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Postby Andy » Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:54 pm

Moving the mound back certainly strikes me as less objectionable than banning shifts and all the other inane rule changes or proposals of the last couple of years.
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Postby Andy » Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:17 pm

Apparently the Atlantic League will also experiment with the Len Kasper-approved tying of the DH to the starting pitcher. That's interesting.
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Postby Irrelevant Dude » Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:35 pm

Andy wrote:Apparently the Atlantic League will also experiment with the Len Kasper-approved tying of the DH to the starting pitcher. That's interesting.

Damn, I thought that was my idea. I guess Len had it first.
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Postby Irrelevant Dude » Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:43 pm

Andy wrote:Moving the mound back certainly strikes me as less objectionable than banning shifts and all the other inane rule changes or proposals of the last couple of years.

I'm cool with moving the mound back and restricting shifts.
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Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:06 pm

Andy wrote:Apparently the Atlantic League will also experiment with the Len Kasper-approved tying of the DH to the starting pitcher. That's interesting.
Its really pouring salt in the wounds when your pitcher gets touched up early. Im not a fan of this one much.
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Postby Irrelevant Dude » Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:12 pm

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Andy wrote:Apparently the Atlantic League will also experiment with the Len Kasper-approved tying of the DH to the starting pitcher. That's interesting.
Its really pouring salt in the wounds when your pitcher gets touched up early. Im not a fan of this one much.

I'm intrigued by the idea, but the drawbacks may be too large to overcome. If a pitcher gets injured in the first inning, now it's a double-whammy because the team loses both their starting pitcher and DH. They could add a provision to exclude for injuries, but that still doesn't help when a pitcher is getting shelled early in the game. If that team loses their DH, they have also lost some of their ability to potentially score runs and get back into the game, which makes for a less exciting game overall.
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:17 pm

You can still pinch hit for a pitcher folks. I would be shocked if whatever criteria for 'SP getting shelled' had significantly different numbers in terms of comebacks between AL and NL anyway. Yes you will have to be mindful of who is in the DH spot, that is a feature in valuing defensive capability and not a bug. It also promotes SP durability and kills off things like the opener that devalue SP and would otherwise turn pitchers into NFL running backs, which indirectly promotes more balls in play/fewer Ks as well.
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