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  1. Gdiguy

    Justin Turner and COVID

    I cancelled my mlb.tv subscription tonight (or I guess to be more accurate, cancelled the auto-renewal for next year). I'm in complete agreement with what a number of you posted - this is completely ridiculous and unacceptable, and I think I'm done.
  2. Gdiguy

    Cy Young and MVP races

    I think DeGrom had a decent shot, but his recent poor injury-shortened start may have ended that Though it's kind of amazing how different the bWAR vs fWAR leaderboard is; on Fangraphs, Fried is 8th, a full .6 WAR behind Darvish (which is like a 25% difference in the shortened year). I agree...
  3. Gdiguy

    Red Sox make scouting department cuts

    Well primarily because sports teams until recently haven't really been run as 'businesses'; when they were running massive profits, the argument was 'well, we have to keep spending below the luxury tax, because it's very punitive and also we lose draft picks'. Spending on scouting is an area...
  4. Gdiguy

    2020 NCAA Football

    GA State freshman QB out for (at least) this year due to covid-related heart condition (don't explicitly state Myocarditis, but seems likely?) https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/29703982/georgia-state-qb-mikele-colasurdo-diagnosed-heart-condition-linked-covid-19
  5. Gdiguy

    2020 NCAA Football

    I don't think this had been explicitly posted here before, but it makes a lot of sense with what we've been discussing above https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/29633697/heart-condition-linked-covid-19-fuels-power-5-concern-season-viability
  6. Gdiguy

    Covid and MLB

    The thing is, that method penalizes the team that played less games; the initial idea was to try to avoid that Now, maybe MLB will change its though process now that it seems that the outbreak teams lax adherence to distancing policies were the cause of their games getting cancelled.. but it's...
  7. Gdiguy

    Covid and MLB

    Agreed - I hate defending MLB, but if anything, the fact that two teams have apparently had outbreaks that didn't spread either to umpires or the other teams they played is actually a positive for MLB's overall implementation
  8. Gdiguy

    Covid and MLB

    I don't want to be too negative, because I agree with the overall point, but - the thing is, MLB should be able to do massively better than the national average. That 2% average number includes a ton of people who are at way higher risk due to their living situation (prisons, nursing homes) or...
  9. Gdiguy

    Covid and MLB

    I'm kind of confused by that attitude Like - first of all, can't he still opt-out? If you don't feel it's safe, opt out. I have much more sympathy for the 'essential' workers who will actually be terminated if they refuse to work (a lot of chatter in the academic faculty twitter-verse today...
  10. Gdiguy

    Covid and MLB

    The false positive test rate is very low (in the real world, it's probably lower than the rate of human error in mixing up or mislabeling samples or mis-entering results); but yeah the false negative rate is quite a bit higher for a variety of reasons
  11. Gdiguy

    Covid and MLB

    This is the height of silliness - "There has never been an American League or National League season in which one team played more than five fewer games than the rest of its counterparts." - yeah, and there's never been a 60 game season or a 16 team postseason due to a pandemic either. Sometimes...
  12. Gdiguy

    Covid and MLB

    I'm surprised with how many people are being a bit strict with respect to the options being 'follow the season plan' and 'cancel everything' I dunno; I guess I went into this with the notion that (1) this 'season' was kind of an exhibition season anyway and so who really cares if a team skips 2...
  13. Gdiguy

    Covid and MLB

    Oh I agree with you - I think the season should've been cancelled a long time ago. But if "we" (as a society) had decided 3 weeks ago that we were going ahead with it, I'm not really sure why the entirely predictable event of a team having an outbreak would change that plan until people actually...
  14. Gdiguy

    Covid and MLB

    The season over talk is a bit over the top I think - this was not unexpected, and honestly until a player either winds up hospitalized (or worse) I don't think we're going to see anything close to season-level stuff. Just make your peace with the fact that this 'season' is going to be a...
  15. Gdiguy

    Washington Football Team Name Change

    That shirt is kind of great - it’s like what a Russian spy in a parody movie would wear (or equally someone in a low budget movie that didn’t want to worry about copyrights, so they could drink a can of ‘Beer’ and wear their ‘football team’ jersey This is really incredible
  16. Gdiguy

    Following Former Red Sox 2020 Edition

    Story with a bit more on the Bard signing - https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/18/sport/daniel-bard-earns-spot-on-rockies-roster-spt-intl/index.html
  17. Gdiguy

    Stanford Cutting 11 Varsity Sports Programs

    Yeah, I think that's a big part of it The other thing I do wonder is how bad their non-athletic budget projections look as well. I'm sure that a huge fraction of their tuition revenue comes from overseas students, which may be way down in the next couple years for obvious Trump-y issues (and...
  18. Gdiguy

    Covid and MLB

    Freeman's wife apparently posted on twitter that he's actually been hit pretty hard https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/29409316/freddie-freeman-four-braves-players-test-positive-coronavirus
  19. Gdiguy

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

    Yep this is hilariously dumb - close the training facilities where surface transmission is rare, and instead lets have everyone just wandering around Arizona and Florida bored now. Yep, that’ll definitely fix it Also it’s setting a standard for the actual season that one case is a full...
  20. Gdiguy

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

    I've been barking up this tree for months now - the idea of having a real "2020 season" is ridiculous. Just throw the towel in and do monthly tournaments or something where if one team has to drop out for a week it doesn't matter, they can pick up the next week or next month and come back in. I...