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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:34 am    Post subject:

Atlanta Braves designate Mike Foltynewicz for assignment after rough start

Foltynewicz was one of the best pitchers in MLB 2 seasons ago. Then he was throwing mid to high 90's gas....now his fastball often clocks less than 90 mph. If he cannot fix that, then I assume he is finished.

On another note, watching Kimbrel pitch last night, I think he may be finished. He was bad last year, and he was just terrible last night in his first outing this year....lost velocity and struggled to throw fastballs for strikes. Cubs owe him $16 Million per season through 2022!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:56 am    Post subject:

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Sean Doolittle: "Sports are like the reward of a functioning society".

Hard to put it much better. This raises the question: Do the American people deserve sports after their actions over the past few months?


Sports aren’t a reward, they are entertainment corporations. I have no problem if those corporations disappear completely. I have a good life without them. Remember, they need us, we don’t need them.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:57 pm    Post subject:

Sigh...

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:59 pm    Post subject:

Lots of pitching injuries already, and here's another...


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The #STLCards lose veteran starter Miles Mikolas for the season. He will undergo surgery to repair right flexor tendon.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:51 am    Post subject:

Cards and Brewers game called off today because of virus...
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:34 pm    Post subject:

The season is on the brink.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:28 pm    Post subject:

That Arizona bubble idea is starting to look better by the day....
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:55 am    Post subject:

Manfred quickly becoming a Goodell-level type of commissioner.

I am waiting for him to do something right, he botches everything he gets involved in.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:09 pm    Post subject:

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Manfred quickly becoming a Goodell-level type of commissioner.

I am waiting for him to do something right, he botches everything he gets involved in.


They won't reach 60 games at the current rate of postponed games.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:18 pm    Post subject:

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That Arizona bubble idea is starting to look better by the day....


Players refused and Arizona is hot af this time of the end year.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:01 pm    Post subject:

It looks like it's the Yankees year (league leading 6-1) and some Marlins ( it's always Florida) goons go out and party and possibly ruin the season.
This was the luckiest thing those Coward Astros could have happen to them.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:42 am    Post subject:

lakersken80 wrote:
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Manfred quickly becoming a Goodell-level type of commissioner.

I am waiting for him to do something right, he botches everything he gets involved in.


They won't reach 60 games at the current rate of postponed games.


Rumors are they are thinking of adding 4 inning quadruple-headers.

They can knock out 60 games in 15 days.

This also means that Joe Kelly’s suspension would be worth 32 games now.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:41 pm    Post subject:

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MLB pitchers with 20+ K and 4 or fewer hits allowed in first 2 games of season
1970 - Nolan Ryan (20 K & 3 H)
2019 - Mike Clevinger (22 K & 2 H)
2020 - Sonny Gray (20 K & 4 H)
2020 - Trevor Bauer (20 K & 4 H)
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:02 am    Post subject:

eddiejonze wrote:
It looks like it's the Yankees year (league leading 6-1) and some Marlins ( it's always Florida) goons go out and party and possibly ruin the season.
This was the luckiest thing those Coward Astros could have happen to them.


The only saving grace is if the Houston cheaters get really bad covid-19.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:56 am    Post subject:

Buck32 wrote:
eddiejonze wrote:
It looks like it's the Yankees year (league leading 6-1) and some Marlins ( it's always Florida) goons go out and party and possibly ruin the season.
This was the luckiest thing those Coward Astros could have happen to them.


The only saving grace is if the Houston cheaters get really bad covid-19.


That’s like saying you hope they get HIV/AIDS or cancer?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:10 pm    Post subject:

Not sure if this has been discussed yet, but if a pitcher throws a complete game no-hitter during a 7 inning Double Header game, is that still considered a "Complete" game or does he get an asterisk?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:41 pm    Post subject:

unleasHell wrote:
Not sure if this has been discussed yet, but if a pitcher throws a complete game no-hitter during a 7 inning Double Header game, is that still considered a "Complete" game or does he get an asterisk?


both. asterisk just indicates circumstances worthy of note, it doesn't lessen the value of the accomplishment. Fans do that.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:15 am    Post subject:

Sources: Indians trade ace Mike Clevinger to Padres
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:42 am    Post subject:

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The Oakland A's have acquired left-hander Mike Minor from the Texas Rangers for two players to be named later, sources tell ESPN. A's needed rotation help and get it with a trade for Minor, who's a free agent after this season.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:38 am    Post subject:

adkindo wrote:
Sources: Indians trade ace Mike Clevinger to Padres

As a Padres fan, I wasn't aware that being a baseball fan could be fun.. I've known nothing but pain, misery, and hopelessness my entire life. This is opening a whole new world to me
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:45 am    Post subject:

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adkindo wrote:
Sources: Indians trade ace Mike Clevinger to Padres

As a Padres fan, I wasn't aware that being a baseball fan could be fun.. I've known nothing but pain, misery, and hopelessness my entire life. This is opening a whole new world to me


You got him for much less than I thought, too. To me the Padres are now the clear 2nd-best team in the NL. Sets up the Dodgers and Padres on a collision course for a 2nd round best-of-5 series, if they can each get past the first round, which is of course no guarantee.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:50 am    Post subject:

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adkindo wrote:
Sources: Indians trade ace Mike Clevinger to Padres

As a Padres fan, I wasn't aware that being a baseball fan could be fun.. I've known nothing but pain, misery, and hopelessness my entire life. This is opening a whole new world to me


You got him for much less than I thought, too. To me the Padres are now the clear 2nd-best team in the NL. Sets up the Dodgers and Padres on a collision course for a 2nd round best-of-5 series, if they can each get past the first round, which is of course no guarantee.

I really hate the 2 out of 3 in the first round this year. That's truly a toss up, and it's like you get no reward for having a regular season. There's gonna be some crazy results for sure
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:54 am    Post subject:

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AY2043 wrote:
adkindo wrote:
Sources: Indians trade ace Mike Clevinger to Padres

As a Padres fan, I wasn't aware that being a baseball fan could be fun.. I've known nothing but pain, misery, and hopelessness my entire life. This is opening a whole new world to me


You got him for much less than I thought, too. To me the Padres are now the clear 2nd-best team in the NL. Sets up the Dodgers and Padres on a collision course for a 2nd round best-of-5 series, if they can each get past the first round, which is of course no guarantee.

I really hate the 2 out of 3 in the first round this year. That's truly a toss up, and it's like you get no reward for having a regular season. There's gonna be some crazy results for sure


Oh yeah. Anyone can lose a 3-game series. Even a 5-game series is random. A 3-game series? Utterly random.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:01 am    Post subject:

Marlins get Starling Marte. Blue Jays get Jonathan Villar.

An hour to go.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:21 am    Post subject:

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MLB analyst and former big league general manager Jim Bowden took to Twitter on Monday and declared San Diego Padres general manager A.J. Preller a "rock star" for what he pulled off over the past few days. It's hard to argue with that characterization.

Preller and the Padres spent the last four-plus years carefully stockpiling young talent to form baseball's top farm system. Over the last few days he dealt from the tremendous depth he built to fundamentally remake the Padres in stunning fashion with several enormous deals. The crazy part? Preller and the Padres didn't surrender any of their top four prospects and still likely possess a top-five system.

The Padres landed the top catcher (Austin Nola), and starting pitcher (Mike Clevinger) on the trade market, while also adding a veteran defensive catcher (Jason Castro), upgrading the designated hitter spot (Mitch Moreland) and getting bullpen help (Trevor Rosenthal, Austin Adams and Dan Altavilla). For all of that, they surrendered just one top 100 prospect, 22-year-old outfielder Taylor Trammell.

That's simply incredible, especially considering Nola, Clevinger, Moreland, Altavilla and Adams are all under team control beyond this season. This wasn't just about 2020-- most of the guys San Diego landed will be there for a while.



https://www.thebiglead.com/posts/a-j-preller-padres-trade-clevinger-winners-steal-deadline-prospects-01eh2phbs37p
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