Recent content by mt8thsw9th

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    Brusdar Graterol

    I have a friend who's a beat writer for the Twins, and the consensus is there was little chance he stuck in the rotation, and his long term success in the majors is as a reliever. Maybe they're wrong.
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    Betts/Price to LA for Verdugo/Jeter Downs/TBA

    Preemptive sour grapes?
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    The Athletic: The Astros stole signs electronically in 2017 part of a much broader issue for Major League Baseball

    I heard McCullers Jr elbow screech when this signing was finalized.
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    The Athletic: The Astros stole signs electronically in 2017 part of a much broader issue for Major League Baseball

    Honestly if this is actually part of the punishment levied by the MLB, bravo.
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    January 2020 General NBA Game Thread

    Really happy to see Fultz have a great game in LA.
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    4G Android phone megathread

    In the hell freezing over category I’ve gotten so sick about a number of things about iOS that I’m likely getting a Galaxy s10e. The iPhone XS is the worst phone I’ve owned in a decade and things have really dropped off since the 4 (and Cook’s Apple’s notebook issues are beyond the pale and I’m...
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    Kimbrel to Cubs

    Me neither. Link?
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    Rosenthal: Sale extension 5 years, $145 million

    Is that just flying open on his follow-through, i.e. his arm action is a bit slower but he's leaning right? I'm not sure the hitter is going to be watching for a small difference there when he's probably focusing on his arm. As long as his arm angle isn't completely off, and he's not not...
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    2018-19 Offseason Thread

    Machado has zero, and he'd be in the Orioles lineup next year if he wasn't rushed, for whatever that's worth. Granted I'm not making a 1:1 between them as Devers isn't quite on Machado's level, but his pedigree isn't too far off (both peaked in the BA top 20, Machado #11, Devers #18; BP 8 and...
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    2018-19 Offseason Thread

    So did you watch Devers this postseason and think to yourself, "you know where this guy needs to be for his age 22 season? AAA"? A touch ironic given Machado's career arc, and his REAL need to work on his plate discipline heading into his age 22 season. Rafael Devers' BB% is higher than...
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    Expanding pro U.S. sports to Mexico?

    Yup. As someone who has been to Mexico City many times, the assumption that it’s a lawless murder capital is completely unfounded (security issues can be real but I’d imagine people can afford security detail). I mean unless you are forcing them to live in an extremely dangerous part of the...
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    Jayson Tatum Needs His Own Thread

    Are you implying that Pierce added zero wins to those teams and simply kept mediocre teams from being even worse?
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    Finn: Red Sox Potentially Changing Radio Broadcast Approach

    This is actually great news. Whenever I'm consuming a format which uses one fewer sense than television, the one thing I crave is people yelling over each other when a live event needs to be described to me in detail. I've already changed all my conferences at work to "talk radio style", so this...
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    Hall of Fame Ballot: 2019 Induction

    Hey, don't you look forward to the Veteran's Committee's backlash to the stats movement? Expect a lot more borderline players while they pwn the sabrz. I'm half expecting David Eckstein to make it in.