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Ammat The Ankh
Sep 7, 2010

If it's one thing I can't stand, it's people bunting.


Continuing from the last thread, the Astros should give up all their best prospects for George Kontos and Hunter Strickland. Oh and Johnny Cueto too maybe.

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Senf
Nov 12, 2006

I'VE GOT SUNSHINE,
ON A CLOUDY DAY.


Or Sonny Gray.

ego symphonic
Feb 23, 2010



Brutal way to lose a game. It was the guy's first major league at bat too. https://twitter.com/rcarlson85/stat...335615337500673

Joey Freshwater
Jun 20, 2004

Hunt the Ball.

Champions of Swagger


Grimey Drawer

Dickey maybe not broken? He's pitched three pretty good games in a row. Didn't get the win yesterday but also didn't give up 2 runs an inning *AHEM*

Poque
Sep 11, 2003



Chief McHeath posted:

Like, what can be done during those four days that can't be done any other time during the season?

Resting your 4-5 injured opening day starters without having to play games in the meantime?

Popete
Oct 6, 2009

This will make sure you don't suggest to the KDz
That he should grow greens instead of crushing on MCs

Grimey Drawer

It's the polite way of saying, try not to suck.

Kevlar v2.0
Dec 25, 2003



Chief McHeath posted:

I hate the "team X needs to figure things out over the all star break" crap.

Like, what can be done during those four days that can't be done any other time during the season?

"Hmmm. Perhaps we could get better at pitching, hitting and fielding!" thought the cunning new front office employee.

Last year, the Cubs had lost 9 of their last 11 games going into the ASB, then went on a 10-game winning streak shortly afterwards. It gives the players much-needed rest, something the Cubs missed a month of last season by playing into November, and it can act like a reset button.

Comptroll The Forums
Apr 25, 2007

DON'T HURT MY FEE FEES!

Yeah, but isn't everybody else just as rested?

What the Cubs should do is play hooky and forfeit a few games, then go on a ten game winning streak. Just repeat the cycle until they're the winningest team in baseball. Hell, why hasn't anybody else thought of this before?

Mike_V
Jul 31, 2004

Let's* go Blackhawks! The Blues and Red Wings suck.

Matheny remains the most strategic manager

quote:

In the midst of the pitching change, Mike made a double switch that - SURPRISE! - didn't make much sense. Piscotty came in to the game in the pitcher's spot, moving Jose Martinez to first base, and taking Voit out of the game. To recap: Voit, who is actually a first baseman, was removed from the game as part of a defensive switch, in favor of a man who is not actually a first baseman... Right on cue, Martinez made an error on the first ball in play.

Popete
Oct 6, 2009

This will make sure you don't suggest to the KDz
That he should grow greens instead of crushing on MCs

Grimey Drawer

Matheny's overwhelming quality that assures he'll be a fan favourite is that he is overtly Christian. He'll have to do something really bad like lose to the Cubs in the NLCS before people have had enough.

iospace
Apr 20, 2020




Grimey Drawer

Mike_V posted:

Matheny remains the most strategic manager

NiceGuy
Dec 13, 2006
Probation
Can't post for 15 hours!


So, it's international signing day. Anybody else get any shiny new prospects? The Red Sox have already coughed up 6.1 mil for 3 players but I guess they're pretty good so that's cool I suppose.

edit: bad math.

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Sydin
Oct 29, 2011

The new coffee delivery sensation that's sweeping the nation!



Mike_V posted:

Matheny remains the most strategic manager

It's the little things to enjoy that assuage me from the fact that the Cubs are actually bad this year and will continue to be bad up to and after the ASB.

Kevlar v2.0 posted:

Last year, the Cubs had lost 9 of their last 11 games going into the ASB, then went on a 10-game winning streak shortly afterwards. It gives the players much-needed rest, something the Cubs missed a month of last season by playing into November, and it can act like a reset button.

Last year the Cubs were very, very good before having a terrible June/early July, which was a direct result of playing something like 26 games in a row and it was very clear they were tired and needed a chance to refresh. This year the Cubs were bad to start the season, the Cubs are still bad, and I don't see how getting a couple days off is going to change that.

Hubbardologist
Jan 19, 2007

Secretly force socialism, communism and imperialism types of government onto the people of the United States of America.


Not MLB but the indy league team near where I grew up had an interesting end to their international series versus the Cuban team, wherein Yoenis Cespedes' half-brother was called for interference at second, and the entire Cuban coaching staff proceeded to get ejected from the game. Final score, Rockland 6, Cuba 5, 2 outs.

https://www.canamleague.tv/video/54...s-cuba-incident

The Berzerker
Feb 24, 2006

treat me like a dog


Jays sent Grilli to the Rangers with some cash for Eduard Pinto.

fast cars loose anus
Mar 2, 2007

Your 2017 World Series MVP


Hubbardologist posted:

Not MLB but the indy league team near where I grew up had an interesting end to their international series versus the Cuban team, wherein Yoenis Cespedes' half-brother was called for interference at second, and the entire Cuban coaching staff proceeded to get ejected from the game. Final score, Rockland 6, Cuba 5, 2 outs.

https://www.canamleague.tv/video/54...s-cuba-incident

Kicking dirt on the umpires makes me laugh every time

It's so petty

Inspector_666
Oct 7, 2003

benny with the good hair


NiceGuy posted:

So, it's international signing day. Anybody else get any shiny new prospects? The Red Sox have already coughed up 6.1 mil for 3 players but I guess they're pretty good so that's cool I suppose.

edit: bad math.

I can't keep up with the IFAs at all, at least until they're playing regularly in one of the minor league systems, but here's the BA top-50 list, along with the singing teams: http://www.baseballamerica.com/inte...iRY9kJQ1Qb8G.97

Just from scrolling, it looks pretty spread out but Sox, Yankees, and Jays look like the "big" names?

Inspector_666
Oct 7, 2003

benny with the good hair


I hate having to play the Astros but it's worth it for this:

https://twitter.com/_dadler/status/881578392981786624

Rand alPaul
Feb 3, 2010

Everyone has been traded to the Padres


Hubbardologist posted:

Not MLB but the indy league team near where I grew up had an interesting end to their international series versus the Cuban team, wherein Yoenis Cespedes' half-brother was called for interference at second, and the entire Cuban coaching staff proceeded to get ejected from the game. Final score, Rockland 6, Cuba 5, 2 outs.

https://www.canamleague.tv/video/54...s-cuba-incident

that's hilarious.

Salvor_Hardin
Sep 13, 2005

Coming in the club with that fresh shit on with something crazy on my arm


Boston just used up the entire month's worth of BABIP luck burying Toronto today.

Chief McHeath
Apr 23, 2002


NiceGuy posted:

So, it's international signing day. Anybody else get any shiny new prospects? The Red Sox have already coughed up 6.1 mil for 3 players but I guess they're pretty good so that's cool I suppose.

edit: bad math.

The Reds traded signing pool money for Nick Longhi, who MLBPipeline.com has as the Red Sox #9 prospect, so it looks like they'll be spenders.

Longhi plays 1B/COF slashing .262/.306/.401 in AA as a 21, almost 22 year old. IIRC the Reds spent wildly last year so I like that the approach this go-round.

Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

The Blue Jays season is most likely spiritually over now.

Ice Fist
Jun 20, 2012

^^ Please send feedback to beefstache911@hotmail.com, this is not a joke that 'stache is the real deal. Serious assessments only. ^^


Hubbardologist posted:

Not MLB but the indy league team near where I grew up had an interesting end to their international series versus the Cuban team, wherein Yoenis Cespedes' half-brother was called for interference at second, and the entire Cuban coaching staff proceeded to get ejected from the game. Final score, Rockland 6, Cuba 5, 2 outs.

https://www.canamleague.tv/video/54...s-cuba-incident

lol I don't think I've ever seen umpires get chased off the field and basically cancel the game.

Rand alPaul
Feb 3, 2010

Everyone has been traded to the Padres


Ice Fist posted:

lol I don't think I've ever seen umpires get chased off the field and basically cancel the game.

MLB needs more Cuban managers in my opinion.

bawfuls
Oct 28, 2009

VIVA PUIG


Rand alPaul posted:

MLB needs more Cuban managers in my opinion.
Puig should manage in another 10-15 years

The Berzerker
Feb 24, 2006

treat me like a dog


Hand Knit posted:

The Blue Jays season is most likely spiritually over now.

It's OK, they've only got the Yankees and Astros for the next week...

BasicFunk
Feb 26, 2011

How's your Funkentelechy?


Joey Freshwater posted:

Dickey maybe not broken? He's pitched three pretty good games in a row. Didn't get the win yesterday but also didn't give up 2 runs an inning *AHEM*

He's been a lot better since Tyler Flowers started catching him.

Dingleberry Jones
Jun 1, 2008
If I'm posting a new thread, it means there is a thread already posted and I failed at using the forum search correctly

Hand Knit posted:

The Blue Jays season is most likely spiritually over now.

Good. gently caress the Blue Jays for breaking Freddie Freeman's hand. (Yes, I'm blaming the entire team )

Luigi Thirty
Apr 30, 2006

Emergency confection port.


Rays M Kevin Cash is day-to-day with a fractured ankle suffered while jogging this morning according to the Rays twitter.

Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

The Berzerker posted:

It's OK, they've only got the Yankees and Astros for the next week...

There are worse things than being firmly in a position to sell. It was a jerk move for Atkins and Shapiro to steer the team into a position where they had to rebuild, but now that their there the right move is still to rebuild.

Inspector_666
Oct 7, 2003

benny with the good hair


AL voters turned in a good All-Star ballot.

OF: Judge, Springer, Trout
1B: Smoak
2B: Altuve
SS: Correa
3B: Ramirez
C: Perez
DH: Dickerson

Would have liked to see Gary at catcher, but it's not like Perez only made it because of ballot stuffing or anything.


EDIT: Also Zack Cozart is getting a donkey.

Inspector_666 fucked around with this message at Jul 2, 2017 around 23:20

bawfuls
Oct 28, 2009

VIVA PUIG


Corey Seager is clearly the best SS in the NL but at least that one guy gets a donkey from his teammate. Never change All Star Voting.

Maybe Corey will get to start the game a bunch when he's old, over the hill, and undeserving based on name recognition

Poque
Sep 11, 2003



NL:

C: Posey
1B: Zimmerman
2B: Murphy
3B: Arenado
SS: Cozart (!)
OF: Blackmon
OF: Harper
OF: Ozuna

Smoak getting in in the AL is just the perfect Mariners moment

Kirios
Jan 25, 2010

All rise for the AL

M. V. P.


Dallas Keuchel and Lance McCullers made the all star game.

Where's Marwin Gonzalez and Chris Devenski...

Pancakes
May 21, 2001

I'm glad that this is an environment where you feel free to fail.



Yadi as the backup catcher. I'll never complain about more All-Star selections for Yadi. Other than him I assume maybe CarMart and that's it for the Cardinals.

E: Yep. Viva el Gallo!

Luigi Thirty
Apr 30, 2006

Emergency confection port.


Corey

Poque
Sep 11, 2003



lmao no Cub batters got in, not even as a reserve

who the gently caress is going to be our lone attendee? please make it CJ

Pancakes
May 21, 2001

I'm glad that this is an environment where you feel free to fail.



Poque posted:

lmao no Cub batters got in, not even as a reserve

who the gently caress is going to be our lone attendee? please make it CJ

Wade Davis.

Poque
Sep 11, 2003



Pancakes posted:

Wade Davis.

Should've been CJ

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bawfuls
Oct 28, 2009

VIVA PUIG


Justin Turner is hitting .388/.473/.565 with elite defense but he's not even a reserve

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