Recent content by jon abbey

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    2019 NLCS - Nationals vs Cardinals - Gamethread

    Can I vote for the Knicks?
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    ALCS Game 3: Cole vs. Severino

    The overall pitching approach has worked, the offense has scored 1 run in the last 16 innings and hence they have lost two games. It's possible that the pitching will fail them over the rest of the series, and obviously any team would rather lead with Cole/Verlander or Scherzer/Strasburg if...
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    2019 NLCS - Nationals vs Cardinals - Gamethread

    Cool, what term are we using for the two titles Manny Ramirez was a part of in Boston? Going down this road is ridiculous.
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    ALCS Game 4: Postponed Until Thursday

    Boone confirms Tanaka in game 4, 'likely' Paxton in game 5.
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    Managing Carousel 2019

    Yeah, I don't think we're disagreeing on anything here, and I'd even add that Maddon brings some legitimacy to a team currently dealing with the Skaggs aftermath, which a neophyte manager wouldn't bring.
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    Managing Carousel 2019

    Yeah, this ties into what I'm saying, I think MOY is an anachronistic award that probably should be abolished, it's like Trainer of the Year at this point. I'm not saying it's an easy job to do well, but it's really hard for an outsider to disentangle what the manager is doing and what the front...
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    Managing Carousel 2019

    He was certainly the manager when those things happened, the question is how much of it was him and how much the front office telling him what to do. The evidence in the intervening years leans a lot towards it being the front office mostly, but again I will let our resident TB fan explain that...
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    ALCS Game 4: Postponed Until Thursday

    Paxton moving up to game 5 in NY as opposed to game 6 in HOU is probably better for him, the short RF wall is better for him than the short LF wall.
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    2019 ALCS - Yankees vs. Astros - General Gamethread

    And four of those starts now have been against HOU.
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    2019 ALCS - Yankees vs. Astros - General Gamethread

    Game 6 would be the bullpen game, Cole and Severino would still be on 3 days rest for game 6 as those games will not be pushed back unless there is a second rainout here (not expected).
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    Managing Carousel 2019

    No he didn't, no he didn't, and it's not too clear, respectively. If you want @VORP Speed to illuminate you on his tenure in TB, I'm sure he'd be happy to.
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    ALCS Game 4: Postponed Until Thursday

    HOU announces that Greinke and Verlander will go in games 4 and 5, game 6 looks like it will be a bullpen game for both teams if it gets there.
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    ALCS Game 3: Cole vs. Severino

    Strongly disagree with this. He pulled Paxton at the exact right time, they couldn't afford to give up any more runs there. The problem was that he trusted the offense too much and didn't account enough for the fact that the game could go extra innings even if his bullpen did well. He needed to...
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    Managing Carousel 2019

    Cole will take the biggest offer but I have been saying for a while I think the Angels are the faves. I don’t think Maddon being there will have any effect either way, I think it’s debatable at this point if he is anything special as a manager or just an experienced name.
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    ALCS Game 3: Cole vs. Severino

    Yankee pitching has allowed 14 runs in 6 postseason games against two top 4 MLB offenses, even without German/Betances. It’s all on the offense, they’ve been shut down two straight games.