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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

If I remember right Heyward was offered more money by the Cardinals but the Cubs included opt outs.

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Kevlar v2.0
Dec 25, 2003



Kershaw was pretty tough on himself after the loss.

bewbies
Sep 23, 2003

This Red Text Is Brought To You By The Fact That Paul Stastny Had To Go To FUCKING WINNIPEG To Get A Shot At A Stanley Cup.

P.S. Missouri is full of nothing but meth and so am I.


Fun Shoe

mcmagic posted:

Why do teams ever give opt out clauses. It's literally impossible for them to work out in the team's favor...

its the same reason teams offer no movement clauses or release clauses: the player is willing to take less money in salary in exchange for some more options later on. teams love saving money on salary, so

Inspector_666
Oct 7, 2003

benny with the good hair



Oh wow that is absolutely brutal

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

"I saw Dallas Keuchel....THERE'S A BEARD!!!!!"


Broken Cake

I just realized something - George Springer, World Series MVP, had a Golden Sombrero in Game 1. Has that ever happened before?

mcmagic
Jul 1, 2004

This user's quality posts are paid for by the Lowtax Spinal Relief Fund.


Inspector_666 posted:

Oh wow that is absolutely brutal

If his team could've hit a little he would've been the hero last night. 4 shutout innings on 2 days rest is no joke.

Poque
Sep 11, 2003

START ALMORA
EVERY DAY


I didn't realize that Bregman was drafted as a result of the compensatory pick after Brady Aiken hit the fan, it all worked out after all

the popes toes
Oct 10, 2004

10 bucks says I'm safe

Poque posted:

I didn't realize that Bregman was drafted as a result of the compensatory pick after Brady Aiken hit the fan, it all worked out after all

Speaking of it all worked out after all:

Kirios
Jan 25, 2010

All rise for the AL

M. V. P.


Brady Aiken looks awful so far too so it's even more of a great decision.

Inspector_666
Oct 7, 2003

benny with the good hair


the popes toes posted:

Speaking of it all worked out after all:



I cannot believe that whole thing is a true story, it's amazing.

Some people are just loving made to play baseball. Gattis took 4 years off from playing, then went back to college and hit .403 with 11 homers.

Sydin
Oct 29, 2011

Have I whined about the Cubs yet ITT? If not press F5
The Cubs are the worst team in baseball and Joe Maddon should be fired and furthermore,



Not to pile misery on the Dodgers but Kershaw has an opt out after 2018 and I have to wonder if it's a ring in 2018 or bust for the Dodgers convincing Kershaw not to jump ship ring chasing. He is going to be 30 next year.

Carlosologist
Oct 13, 2013

Revelry in the Dark


the first catch of the offseason

https://twitter.com/mlbtraderumors/...126719785930753

the popes toes
Oct 10, 2004

10 bucks says I'm safe

gently caress the Angels

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

Inspector_666 posted:

I cannot believe that whole thing is a true story, it's amazing.

Some people are just loving made to play baseball. Gattis took 4 years off from playing, then went back to college and hit .403 with 11 homers.

That was his first year back and he was drafted in the 23rd round that same year. He took 4 years off baseball came back for 1 year and was drafted, that's insane.

Kirios
Jan 25, 2010

All rise for the AL

M. V. P.


the popes toes posted:

gently caress the Angels

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

Off season sucks

KIM JONG TRILL
Nov 29, 2006

GIN AND JUCHE


Poque posted:

I didn't realize that Bregman was drafted as a result of the compensatory pick after Brady Aiken hit the fan, it all worked out after all

Astros reaping the benefits of running their franchise like a sweatshop.

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

Onward to pie!


Astros: We're concerned about Aiken's UCL so we're pulling our offer

The World: You're full of poo poo and just being cheap assholes

Aiken: Yeah! *tears UCL*

3DHouseofBeef
May 10, 2006



all-Rush mixtape posted:

I just realized something - George Springer, World Series MVP, had a Golden Sombrero in Game 1. Has that ever happened before?

I figured for sure Reggie Jackson would have, but the closest he got was 3K's in Game 3 of the 1973 WS.

Inspector_666
Oct 7, 2003

benny with the good hair


Popete posted:

That was his first year back and he was drafted in the 23rd round that same year. He took 4 years off baseball came back for 1 year and was drafted, that's insane.

It's also a great reminder that you can't tell somebody's mind state from looking at them. I mean, that seems extra dumb coming from me, who is 6' 1" and pretty gregarious and suffered from clinical depression too, but you look at a dude like Gattis and never in a million years would I think he had to check himself into a psych facility for suicidal thoughts.

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

Onward to pie!


I'm glad the Astros got Gattis a ring even though I hated the trade for him at the time

He's an adorable husky lad with a great nickname and the bat looks like a tiny stick in his hands

bewbies
Sep 23, 2003

This Red Text Is Brought To You By The Fact That Paul Stastny Had To Go To FUCKING WINNIPEG To Get A Shot At A Stanley Cup.

P.S. Missouri is full of nothing but meth and so am I.


Fun Shoe

gattis looks like the kind of guy who could build a boat

iospace
Apr 20, 2020




Fun Shoe

Popete posted:

Off season sucks

Kirios
Jan 25, 2010

All rise for the AL

M. V. P.


Intruder posted:

Astros: We're concerned about Aiken's UCL so we're pulling our offer

The World: You're full of poo poo and just being cheap assholes

Aiken: Yeah! *tears UCL*

The Astros were so vindicated by that move that I'm surprised it still gets brought up.

Carlosologist
Oct 13, 2013

Revelry in the Dark


gently caress the offseason Iím gonna be so bored

I mean thereís basketball but itís just not the same as my first love, baseball

iospace
Apr 20, 2020




Fun Shoe

Carlosologist posted:

gently caress the offseason Iím gonna be so bored

I mean thereís basketball but itís just not the same as my first love, baseball

May I interest you in the glorious sport of hockey as well?

e: I wish basketball started a couple months later, namely so its playoffs would start a week or two after the NHL's does. Right now it's MLB playoffs -> Heart of the NFL season -> March Madness -> Heart of both NHL and NBA seasons -> summer doldrums until MLB starts heating up.

Inspector_666
Oct 7, 2003

benny with the good hair


Carlosologist posted:

gently caress the offseason Iím gonna be so bored

I mean thereís basketball but itís just not the same as my first love, baseball

You'll get to spend all winter arguing about whatever ends up happening re: Tanaka's opt-out!

Kirios
Jan 25, 2010

All rise for the AL

M. V. P.


Man it's really hard for me to give a gently caress about the NFL right now. i just want to get to the 2018 season right now.

Is this what being a big baseball fan is like?

jit bull transpile
Jan 6, 2012



Gary’s Answer

Congrats Astros.

We hired Actual Elementary School Student David Stearns away from the stros to be our gm so hopefully he brought some of the magic with him.

MrMidnight
Aug 2, 2006

Jesus, I like him very much, but he no help with curveball.


Cubs fans...is it normal to re-watch every single highlight, post game interview for hours on end???

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

MENTALLY
DEFEATED


Grimey Drawer

Inspector_666 posted:

I cannot believe that whole thing is a true story, it's amazing.

Some people are just loving made to play baseball. Gattis took 4 years off from playing, then went back to college and hit .403 with 11 homers.

I'm happy for guys like Beltran and the young guys like Altuve and Correa, but I think I'm happiest for Gattis. He's had a rough life and I'm sure that ring means the world to him for what it represents.

Explosionface
May 30, 2011

We can dance if we want to,
we can leave Marle behind.
'Cause your fiends don't dance,
and if they don't dance,
they'll get a Robo Fist of mine.


Pillbug

Kirios posted:

Man it's really hard for me to give a gently caress about the NFL right now. i just want to get to the 2018 season right now.

Is this what being a big baseball fan is like?


MrMidnight posted:

Cubs fans...is it normal to re-watch every single highlight, post game interview for hours on end???

Yes to both of these

the popes toes
Oct 10, 2004

10 bucks says I'm safe

From the what the hell department

LaRussa is a Red Sock

http://mlb.nbcsports.com/2017/11/02...cial-assistant/

bewbies
Sep 23, 2003

This Red Text Is Brought To You By The Fact That Paul Stastny Had To Go To FUCKING WINNIPEG To Get A Shot At A Stanley Cup.

P.S. Missouri is full of nothing but meth and so am I.


Fun Shoe

Offseason doldrums? NFL unwatchable? Hockey and soccer not good enough for you? I'm going to run a goon be-a-player in Out-of-the-Park 18 for anyone interested. Once I get the final kinks out of the setup worked out I'll post a signup thread, hopefully later this week. So, if you're interested start thinking about what kind of fake baseball player YOU want to be!

Poll question for anyone interested: would you all prefer to do a modern game, or historical? If historical, what era? Reminder: the farther back we go, the fewer players we can inject without breaking the game.

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

bewbies posted:

Offseason doldrums? NFL unwatchable? Hockey and soccer not good enough for you? I'm going to run a goon be-a-player in Out-of-the-Park 18 for anyone interested. Once I get the final kinks out of the setup worked out I'll post a signup thread, hopefully later this week. So, if you're interested start thinking about what kind of fake baseball player YOU want to be!

Poll question for anyone interested: would you all prefer to do a modern game, or historical? If historical, what era? Reminder: the farther back we go, the fewer players we can inject without breaking the game.

I'm down for this, do a modern game.

IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

You're tense, I'm calm. You apply excessive force, I
*snap*
OHHHH HECKUMS


Definitely modern

Poque
Sep 11, 2003

START ALMORA
EVERY DAY


MrMidnight posted:

Cubs fans...is it normal to re-watch every single highlight, post game interview for hours on end???

No. It's normal to rewatch them for months on end.

Grittybeard
Mar 29, 2010


bewbies posted:

Poll question for anyone interested: would you all prefer to do a modern game, or historical? If historical, what era? Reminder: the farther back we go, the fewer players we can inject without breaking the game.

I'd vote 80s if it doesn't break the game too much. If it does then just go modern.

G-Hawk
Dec 15, 2003



Yikes:

One thing I did not include in the Correa story: He revealed that he injured his right thumb in #Astrosí walkoff celebration in Game 2 ALCS.
Correa said he received numerous injections in thumb, revealing series of needle marks. Still had .866 OPS in playoffs and .817 OPS in WS.

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Inspector_666
Oct 7, 2003

benny with the good hair


bewbies posted:

Offseason doldrums? NFL unwatchable? Hockey and soccer not good enough for you? I'm going to run a goon be-a-player in Out-of-the-Park 18 for anyone interested. Once I get the final kinks out of the setup worked out I'll post a signup thread, hopefully later this week. So, if you're interested start thinking about what kind of fake baseball player YOU want to be!

Poll question for anyone interested: would you all prefer to do a modern game, or historical? If historical, what era? Reminder: the farther back we go, the fewer players we can inject without breaking the game.

gently caress


YES


Modern era please. Also is there a way to host the pages on an actual webserver so we can go look at stats/details without having to ask you specifically?

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