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  1. SirPsychoSquints

    Covid and MLB

    What does an asterisk do? Everyone knows what this season is. If he hits .410 in 60 games, that will be clear in the record. Who cares if MLB says it "counts?"
  2. SirPsychoSquints

    Covid and MLB

    The travel aspect & reducing travel days (at least in the early going) are meaningful things though. Alternatively, they could just have all the games at the "home team's" park, which I think they're already doing in the first round? You could also do, say, 4 semi-bubbles. Run a quarter each...
  3. SirPsychoSquints

    8/5 — 27 days until tax reset

    Jinx. I guess I tuned in at the wrong time.
  4. SirPsychoSquints

    8/5 — 27 days until tax reset

    So - I'm watching on MLB.tv, and I'm getting the Sox audio but the Twins/Pirates video. Is it just me?
  5. SirPsychoSquints

    Covid and MLB

    None of these players should be traveling the country and then mingling with the general populations and then traveling the country. They should be doing something like what the Blue Jays were planning on doing at the Rogers Centre/Hotel.
  6. SirPsychoSquints

    Rosenthal: Mookie and LAD in agreement: 12/$365

    My main point was your bolded above, and so I pulled EVERY short guy who could be considered comparable - my point is that few short guys are great at ANY age, not that they drop off. I didn't pull only the anecdotes that supported my case - I pulled every short guy.
  7. SirPsychoSquints

    Rosenthal: Mookie and LAD in agreement: 12/$365

    So historical comps are useless, and we can just say short players age worse now?
  8. SirPsychoSquints

    Rosenthal: Mookie and LAD in agreement: 12/$365

    He has the 4th most oWAR over 2014-2019, which includes positional adjustments but not defensive value - he's also behind guys older than him and therefore more in their prime of their careers over this period. If you want to remove literally everything other than hitting (which I don't know...
  9. SirPsychoSquints

    Rosenthal: Mookie and LAD in agreement: 12/$365

    See my edits - there aren't a lot of stars in the first place of that height.
  10. SirPsychoSquints

    Rosenthal: Mookie and LAD in agreement: 12/$365

    What are you basing that on? Joe Morgan (5'7") was still great in his 30's, so he's probably the best anecdote. Willie Mays (5'10") isn't chopped liver either. Edit: Also worth pointing out that Mookie is the shortest player since integration to put up 40 WAR by the time he's 26 - an inch...
  11. SirPsychoSquints

    Covid and MLB

    Overlapping home games: Wed 7/29 (getaway game for Pirates) Tue 9/8-Wed 9/9 Mon 9/21-Thu 9/24 (Cubs @ Pirates, Yankees @ Jays 4 game series) That's it. 7/29 is easy, make Pirates a day game. The others, perhaps the Jays need to go to on the road for 6 extra games?
  12. SirPsychoSquints

    MLB 2020: We're Playing, but We Can't Agree on Anything

    I don't think Cashman knows anything more than what he's been told - his quotes are VERY wishy-washy. I missed a quote lower down: So they're distinguishing between employment-related injury and non - and again, it says "we will respect the privacy" and "we will not disclose" - none of it...
  13. SirPsychoSquints

    MLB 2020: We're Playing, but We Can't Agree on Anything

    What's the difference between a covid test and a torn labrum? Is there something in the CBA where the players have specifically given permission to disclose? And this older article says otherwise, so I suspect it's a question of what the PA & MLB have bargained, not HIPAA...
  14. SirPsychoSquints

    Covid and MLB

    6+? He had exactly 2 years above 5 in his career. On second look, his career WAR of 24.5 through age 25 is stronger than I was thinking - it's 60th in MLB history, right around Giancarlo Stanton, Ivan Rodriguez, Adrian Beltre, Derek Jeter. And also Grady Sizemore, Joe Torre, Hanley Ramirez...
  15. SirPsychoSquints

    Covid and MLB

    Maybe I'm quibbling with hyperbole, but I have trouble calculating more than, very generously, 15 WAR lost due to the position switch over his career. That'd still only get him to 53 career WAR, which isn't really a sure-fire HOF entry. The following are between 52 & 54 WAR since 1930: Fred...
  16. SirPsychoSquints

    MLB 2020: We're Playing, but We Can't Agree on Anything

    That’s not really how HIPAA works. https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-individuals/employers-health-information-workplace/index.html
  17. SirPsychoSquints

    MLB 2020: We're Playing, but We Can't Agree on Anything

    They're trying to keep the players relatively quarantined from the outside world anyways, right?
  18. SirPsychoSquints

    MLB 2020: We're Playing, but We Can't Agree on Anything

    In order, I'd prefer: Leave it alone. Very few games get extended extra innings, they're fun, no one forces you to stay there, etc. Just declare ties eventually. Do something weird that changes actual gameplay.
  19. SirPsychoSquints

    MLB 2020: We're Playing, but We Can't Agree on Anything

    I don't know. Theoretically fewer extra inning reduces injury threat to pitchers? It might also reduce demand for pitchers on the roster.
  20. SirPsychoSquints

    MLB 2020: We're Playing, but We Can't Agree on Anything

    Yes they are required to pay the 100% rate. The agreement is very clear that that part isn't subject to economic circumstances. The # of games is what was in the commissioner's hands and was (potentially) subject to economic circumstances.