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    Rolling NY Spring Training Game Thread

    Thanks. Jesus, that’s embarrassing, half tempted to change my title temporarily to Michael Kay for this.
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    Rolling NY Spring Training Game Thread

    Wow, I missed dingers like those. Prodigious power from Gittens, always enjoyed how hard he hits the ball. A few years ago, second best average EV in baseball, including minors, behind only Gallo. Should be said, I hate that kind of delivery by Zack Hess, strictly from a pitcher’s perspective...
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    Rolling NY Spring Training Game Thread

    I’m all for ripping Kay, especially of late as you say, but I’m not sure I’d choose this example to do so. As much as MM fulfilled this role down the stretch like you noted, the Cole-Chirinos combo in 2019 resulted in the following for Gerrit in 69 innings pitched: 1.57 ERA, 114 K, and 11 BB...
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    Rolling NY Spring Training Game Thread

    Absolutely a majestic shot by Sanchez. Near dead center, over the batter’s eye. The pitch to do so had no movement but that is a special brand of strength, from your catcher no less.
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    2020/21 UEFA Champions League: The Road to Istanbul (Not Constantinople)

    Vous adorez le voir ! Pique carelessly unable to clear to lead to that brace is a wonderful parallel to Barça on the whole the past several months.
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    Benintendi to Royals for Franchy Cordero, Mets RHP prospect Josh Winckowski, and 3 PTBNLs

    Since 1901, I found a few careers that parallel Cordero’s, through the first four seasons: At least 315 PAs through that time, Cordero’s career total, an AB/SO ratio worse/less than 2.6, close enough to Cordero’s 2.58, and all had to be done by age 25 at latest, which was Cordero’s age in 11/16...
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    Benintendi to Royals for Franchy Cordero, Mets RHP prospect Josh Winckowski, and 3 PTBNLs

    Agreed and done. All posts from the old and locked thread about this trade have been moved to this one.
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    RedSox have been in serious trade talks with multiple teams about OF Andrew Benintendi

    Trade talks and posts have all been moved to the proper thread here.
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    Nolan Arenado traded to St. Louis

    Very impressive, let’s see how close this turns out to being right. At the bare minimum, this alone is insanely cool.
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    2021 BBHoF Ballot

    Fuck Abreu being under 10%. Unfucking real. Despite 151 fewer plate appearances, reached base 24 times more than Gwynn; also exceeds names like Lajoie, Brock, Clemente. Only Abreu and David Wright have 5 seasons of 40+ doubles, 20+ homers, 15+ SB. I’m not even going to get into how bothered I...
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    Hank Aaron has passed away

    View: The lowest trine of Henry Aaron’s career is worthy of a section of its own of just how good it is historically. As Craig mentions, by WAR, it’s 30.7. Flawed a stat as it may given inconsistencies in evaluating fielding...
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    MLB Offseason 2020 News & Notes

    Jays today: Signed Kirby Yates and a guy who can help Curb E8s.
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    2021 Playoffs: SoSH Predictions

    Bills over Colts Seahawks over Rams Buccaneers over Football Team Ravens over Titans Saints over Bears Steelers over Browns — Chiefs over Ravens Bills over Steelers Packers over Buccaneers Saints over Seahawks — Chiefs over Bills Packers over Saints — Packers over Chiefs; Rodgers MVP, 41-35.
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    Mets trade for Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco

    View: Full trade, per sources: To Mets: Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco. To Indians: Amed Rosario, Andrés Giménez, Josh Wolf, Isaiah Greene. @Ken_Rosenthal — New Yorkers underpaying Indians has been a thing for a while now.