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Old 07-01-2018, 08:45 PM   #351
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Whatever the story, the headline isnít going to be, ďExcellent Pitching Coaching in Cinncinnati Fixes Harvey.Ē Trust me, Iím not a fan but I live in the area. The Reds havenít done wonders for any pitcher in an extremely long today time.

I'm not sure that's true with Darwin as the pitching coach.
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Old 07-01-2018, 08:53 PM   #352
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Break out the brooms, is this Atlanta team for real or do we just really suck? :P

I'm pretty sure your pitching is the suck.
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Old 07-01-2018, 09:12 PM   #353
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I'm pretty sure your pitching is the suck.


SP has been great.. RP and hitting.. a mixed bag for sure, mostly thesuck!
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Old 07-02-2018, 04:06 AM   #354
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Don't know if anyone does MLB DFS here, but I swept all the FD single entries today in the $1-$10 range. Also 9th in the grand slam. $3800 on $28 in entries. I usually do the $25 single entry also but didn't today

Well done! I don't recognize those contests (Fan Duel? I play DK), but I recognize the money. Way to go.
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Old 07-02-2018, 01:09 PM   #355
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I would have to think that, "Not needing to worry about the fucking NY media" would be at the top of the list.

This wasn't a media problem. If he's "fixed", it's because he was lazy and/or apathetic during his last year+ here once faced with the inability to throw 97 anymore.
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Old 07-02-2018, 07:46 PM   #356
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"And that's how 'Turn the Clock Ahead' Night died a lonely, ignominious death."
Maybe, maybe not - it was a throwback to the first time they did "turn ahead the clock night" 20 years ago.
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Old 07-03-2018, 10:53 AM   #357
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What is a good web site to visit to see trade rumors and call ups and completed trades?

Something where the info isnt buried.
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Old 07-03-2018, 11:53 AM   #358
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Old 07-04-2018, 10:57 AM   #359
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THANK YOU!

Exactly what I was looking for. Great resource.
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Old 07-04-2018, 11:02 AM   #360
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Would Yario Munoz and Dakota Hudson be enough for Baltimore? Shoot, throw in Wong or Gyorko.

Or Moose from KC. I imagine he would be cheaper to acquire.
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Old 07-07-2018, 09:16 PM   #361
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Could we feasibly have a showcase game called pitchers vs. hitters?
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Old 07-15-2018, 09:02 AM   #362
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Matheny fired.

I cannot figure out why they dont hire Oquendo.
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Old 07-15-2018, 09:26 AM   #363
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Matheny fired.

I cannot figure out why they dont hire Oquendo.


Finally!


Hiring Oquendo was my first thought as well, he seems like a logical fit.
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Old 07-15-2018, 10:10 AM   #364
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Make it so, I want the Cards to stick to the Cardinal way and what better way than to hire a guy from the inside. One less big name for FA's to choose from.
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Old 07-18-2018, 08:12 AM   #365
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Old 07-18-2018, 09:45 PM   #366
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Cardinals need to sell

MLB: Manny Machado traded to Dodgers after All-Star Game
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Old 07-18-2018, 09:52 PM   #367
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Old 07-18-2018, 09:58 PM   #368
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Or maybe not.

Report: Manny Machado deal between Orioles, Dodgers may have hit a snag
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Old 07-18-2018, 10:24 PM   #369
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So LA gives up their #4, #27, and #28 prospects along with 2 other lower tier guys for Machado, for a couple months. My lower level OOTP projects never turn out. So if it is part works to tip the scales, then so be it.
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Old 07-23-2018, 10:39 PM   #370
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I've had it with this Cardinals team. Guy throws a no hitter through 7 innings and our shitty bullpen blows another game. Terrible base running by Pham and Molina as well as leaving in Morris to lose the game.


I can't stomach this team anymore until they make some moves.
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Old 07-23-2018, 10:48 PM   #371
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I don't know, seemed like a good game to me.
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Old 07-23-2018, 11:07 PM   #372
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I've had it with this Cardinals team. Guy throws a no hitter through 7 innings and our shitty bullpen blows another game. Terrible base running by Pham and Molina as well as leaving in Morris to lose the game.


I can't stomach this team anymore until they make some moves.

This team is as bad or worse than last years sad sack bunch. 500 talent will net you 500.
If Mo doesnt make some moves before the deadline, he needs to go.
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Old 07-23-2018, 11:12 PM   #373
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This team is as bad or worse than last years sad sack bunch. 500 talent will net you 500.
If Mo doesnt make some moves before the deadline, he needs to go.


We need a DEEP clean. There are too many to name, but my list also includes Carlos Martinez.
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Old 07-23-2018, 11:22 PM   #374
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We need a DEEP clean. There are too many to name, but my list also includes Carlos Martinez.

Yep. At this point Im ready to be a seller. Get some young bats to go with those young arms. Martinez is easily replaced and would get a big haul.
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Old 07-23-2018, 11:26 PM   #375
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How about ten years of mediocrity in St. Louis?

Come on, I've done 30+ years, it'll be a breeze!
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Old 07-24-2018, 12:19 AM   #376
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After the way those motherfuckers kept throwing at Ramirez in the playoffs a few years ago, I'm down for 50+ years of mediocrity in St. Louis.

"The Cardinals Way" my fucking ass.
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Old 07-24-2018, 07:05 AM   #377
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The Cards do need a switch in philosophy as the "Cardinal Way" is a tired and obsolete methodology. It was fantastic when it was working but baseball has moved away from that style. Plus it makes it hard when the Front Office can't hack into other teams system and steal their scouting reports
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Old 07-24-2018, 09:01 AM   #378
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Come on, I've done 30+ years, it'll be a breeze!


I've had enough pain with our hockey team.
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Old 07-25-2018, 11:54 AM   #379
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Old 07-25-2018, 11:55 AM   #380
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What is a good web site to visit to see trade rumors and call ups and completed trades?

Something where the info isnt buried.

I need a site that shows movie ratings, actors, and aligns everything in a easy to use database, preferably on the Internet.
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Old 07-27-2018, 09:38 AM   #381
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Kind of cool that the Braves got Venters back from the Rays.

Also some talk about legislating against the shift. I don’t know what the correct way to handle it would be, but it will just continue to grow. Between this and pitching changes I think there’s room for improvement.
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Old 07-27-2018, 10:32 AM   #382
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Kind of cool that the Braves got Venters back from the Rays.

Also some talk about legislating against the shift. I donít know what the correct way to handle it would be, but it will just continue to grow. Between this and pitching changes I think thereís room for improvement.

I think we need a specific mark on the field where all players must stand. Expecting players like Joey Gallo to figure out how to lay down a bunt is pretty unreasonable.
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Old 07-27-2018, 10:51 AM   #383
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Did anyone see Olbermann's report on the statistical analysis on shifts? It actually increases offensive output.

The real problem is, the type of offensive output that it increases - walks and HRs. If part of the issue is the lack of action (balls in play and on-field action), then there's an argument for doing something about shifts. If the argument is that shifts are stifling offense, that's technically not true. The more drastic the shift alignment, the higher the offensive output.

Baseball's issue is that statistical analysis has proven that hitting the ball in the air is the better strategy because it increases HRs. This is essentially the equivalent to basketball moving to an extreme 3-point strategy. Hitting the ball on the ground is the equivalent to low post play. You don't score as much per possession/AB as if you throw up a bunch of 3s/hit the ball in the air.
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Old 07-27-2018, 03:34 PM   #384
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I think it's inevitable that we'll end up with more house rules that reduce efficiency but make the game more fun.
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Old 07-27-2018, 04:37 PM   #385
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Old 07-29-2018, 03:58 PM   #386
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No hitter alert. The Braves, Newcomb is 3 outs from no hitting the Dodgers. The game is on TBS.
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Old 07-29-2018, 04:20 PM   #387
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Old 07-29-2018, 04:23 PM   #388
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Old 07-29-2018, 04:24 PM   #389
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So close. SNLA had a bunch of great close ups of him before he threw those pitches. You could tell his breathing was way up, he was totally pumped up and ready. Would have been cool to see that get finished off.
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Old 07-31-2018, 04:37 PM   #390
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Old 07-31-2018, 04:43 PM   #391
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Orioles should be a fun team to watch the rest of the year. (where is the vomit emoji?)
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Old 07-31-2018, 04:59 PM   #392
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Orioles should be a fun team to watch the rest of the year. (where is the vomit emoji?)


Does it feel like you've just now hit that point? Cause I got some bad news for you.
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Old 07-31-2018, 05:36 PM   #393
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The Rangers suck this year, but it looks like Beltre will retire as a Ranger.
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Old 07-31-2018, 07:04 PM   #394
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Only trade we make is getting rid of Pham? Seems like an odd trade to me. (my guess is due to him speaking out against the management)

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Old 07-31-2018, 07:51 PM   #395
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Only trade we make is getting rid of Pham? Seems like an odd trade to me. (my guess is due to him speaking out against the management)

Seems like Shildt is a company man. They paid Fowler all that money and want him to play so he plays. Holland and Pham talk about the brass and they are gone. Not necessarily a bad thing could never figure out mathenys management strategies like Alydemys Diaz being in the minors or where Gyerko was going to play. At least Shildt seems to be putting out a consistant lineup. Martinez seems to be the most likely next one to go.

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Old 07-31-2018, 08:16 PM   #396
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fwiw, I don't hate the Braves pick up of Gausman from the O's.

The prospects they sent back weren't awful but they weren't high end either.
That seems like a reasonable price to pay in this case.
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Old 07-31-2018, 08:19 PM   #397
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The Rangers suck this year, but it looks like Beltre will retire as a Ranger.

8 years as a Ranger, does he go in as a Ranger since he spent more time not a Ranger than he did as one?
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Old 07-31-2018, 09:44 PM   #399
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Seems like Shildt is a company man. They paid Fowler all that money and want him to play so he plays. Holland and Pham talk about the brass and they are gone. Not necessarily a bad thing could never figure out mathenys management strategies like Alydemys Diaz being in the minors or where Gyerko was going to play. At least Shildt seems to be putting out a consistant lineup. Martinez seems to be the most likely next one to go.


Yeah that was my take as well. I do like consistency with Shildt, but we are not a playoff team, 2019 could be huge and we needed to move more imho. Now, that doesn't mean we didn't try and couldn't get much, but I would have moved Fowler for a rookie league nobody.


I wanted more of a youth movement to see what we had the rest of the season, then dig into the pocketbook and go out and add to this SP staff.
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Sonny Gray is turning into the 2018 version of Ed Whitson, knocked out of the box in the 3rd by Baltimore. So glad the Yanks picked up Happ.
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