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  1. Rice4HOF

    Joey Votto: Hall of Famer?

    I think if he’s not in on the the first ballot, he makes it in year 2. Honestly surprised that there’s this much uncertainty about it. Voters are much smarter than they were even 10 to 20 years ago. OBP matters.
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    What was Bloom's best acquisition?

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    8/22/2023 Against the Astros of Houston

    It was a strike. That white box isn’t accurate. View:
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    July MLB thread

    The simple explanation is parity. Slightly more complex explanation involves math, but when only 2 teams win >60% of their games and only 3 <40%, this sounds about right. Imagine flipping a coin 10 times, multiple times. Most of the time you’re going to get between 4-6 tails. The odd time...
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    Tanking vs. whatever it is the Sox are doing

    I think we're in total agreement here. I'd rather be competitive and fall just short all the time, then suck and win it all once very 40 years or whatever. Pre 2004 I hated that we hadn't won in my lifetime, but I think I enjoyed watching baseball a lot more than I would have as a Royals/Pirates...
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    Tanking vs. whatever it is the Sox are doing

    A slightly different question: Would you rather (A) almost always be competitive but never win, or (B) win occassionally and usually be non-competitive? Poster child for A is the Red Sox from say 1972 to 2003. No Championships, but 8 playoff appearances, and 8 other 2nd place finishes while...
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    A’s have signed a binding agreement to purchase land for a future ballpark in Las Vegas.

    1978… I still have this baseball book that just listed the A’s without a city name, which indicates how close to reality it almost became: View:
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    Umpires refuse to work Taunton Little League Games

    I umpire at a fairly high level, and I would be happy if just the coaches would have to take a baseball rules course before being allowed to coach. I can put up with fans yelling or booing, I just ignore that crap. But the number of coaches - some who were ex-players, either in the minors or...
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    May MLB News

    Also.. surprisingly (?) the Yankees have added him to the MLB roster and DFA’d Aaron Hicks.
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    Sox Sign OF Adam Duvall to 1 year deal

    I’m thinking Yu becomes the starting SS with Kiké to CF, and Dalbec is there as a pinch bat to hit for Yu late in the game. Once that happens, Kiké finishes game at SS and Refsnyder/Tapia move to OF. So Dalbec isn’t likely to play much middle infield.
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    Baseball Is Broken (off the field/labor relations etc.)

    MLB to stream games for free for teams impacted by Bally Sports:
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    2023 World Baseball Classic

    No. The MLB adopted a variation of the WBSC (the FIFA of baseball) rule that has been in place since the mid 2000s. Pretty much every league - at youth, amateur, college, semi-pro - levels everywhere outside the US had been using it for over 10 years before it came to the MLB. It was even used...
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    2023 World Baseball Classic

    How can you stream it in Houston? Asking for a friend.....
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    Let's Talk About MLBTV

    To get through spring training, you can create a 7 day free trial. JUST REMEMBER TO CANCEL before the last day so you don't get charged full price. On the 8th day create a new account with a new email address, rinse and repeat.
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    Baseball Is Broken (on the field, proposed rule changes, attendance, etc.)

    That was a very long response. I don't necessarily disagree with anything you said. But I know that at some point, there's going to be a tie game in the 9th with a runner on 3rd base, and a pitcher is going to be called for a balk, and everyone is going to shit on the umpire (similar has...
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    Baseball Is Broken (on the field, proposed rule changes, attendance, etc.)

    Wait. An umpire is deemed to be shitty because he's enforcing a rule that is literally his job to do?
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    2023 Offseason Moves

    Last time we signed someone out of Indy ball, all he did was hit a grand slam on the first pitch he saw in the majors. And a game winning home run at a Fenway opener, and the winning home run in the first game played after that Patriot's Day game, so.....
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    Let's Talk About MLBTV

    oooh... I'll have to check out SlickDeals and save a couple more bucks. Thanks for the tip!
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    Let's Talk About MLBTV

    And if you're not a t-mobile customer, there are a lot of them who aren't baseball fans and will sell you their code for $10 or so. Source: I've been finding these on reddit/ebay/etc the last few years and saving lots of $$$! On that note, if anyone here is a t-mobile customer and for some...
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    What does 2023 look like?

    I feel like peope generally underestimate turnover. All teams are similar. Since we're comparing the 2021 ALCS team, I took a look at that year's Champions, the Atlanta NL franchise. Gone from the guys who were on their postseason roster are: Hitters: Freeman, Swanson, Soler, Duvall, Pederson...