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ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Jun 20, 2022 - 4:18am

 Skydog wrote:

And the video CC spells his name wrong, Buck-Os can't get any respect.


Cywinski
Jackson Muchlinski? lol
I'm actually impressed that it came up with Cywinski. I wonder if that's higher up in the database of surnames so that's what it defaulted to.

It didn't even try to render "You never know what you're going to see and you've just seen it!" ...the AI bot is probably still trying to parse that into English.

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Posted: Jun 20, 2022 - 3:34am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
*tips hat, grumbles*
 
And the video CC spells his name wrong, Buck-Os can't get any respect.
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Posted: Jun 19, 2022 - 10:00pm

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Different pitchers, I assume.


Yes, 3. I had to check that it wasn't two, because I missed the first one. It's pretty impressive because a guy might have one pitcher figured out but these 3 different pitchers, he's dialed in.

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Posted: Jun 19, 2022 - 7:13pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

*tips hat, grumbles*




Different pitchers, I assume.
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Posted: Jun 19, 2022 - 5:01pm

*tips hat, grumbles*


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Posted: Jun 19, 2022 - 10:14am

Ladies & Gentlemen, Riley Greene has entered the house.
{#Good-vibes}


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Posted: Jun 19, 2022 - 7:14am

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Posted: Jun 19, 2022 - 4:34am

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Posted: Jun 17, 2022 - 7:33am

Getting ugly in Motown.
I think the fans are now just understanding that the team isn't just bad but the rebuild that started in 2015 or '17 is a failure. 
They are calling for heads understandably but  they forgot the heads were rolled last year.
Last Aug they fired 2 asst GMs, the head of minors player development, and about 25 scouts.
They promoted 2 analytics guys to asst GM, hired new minors player development people etc etc.They have been poaching from the Dodgers mostly but other teams to.
Also got a Cuban baseball pro to run an international scouting office with a good budget etc
Okay you get the idea.
But when they hired AJ as manager the Dec before that was when the changes started and the heads got rolled 8 months later.
No more heads to roll.
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Posted: Jun 16, 2022 - 7:07am

laugh/cry
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Posted: Jun 15, 2022 - 5:55pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
 Skydog wrote:

Clemens #21 on the mound for los Tigres today.
2nd baseman Kody that is. Yep been another one of those today.

I've seen the Giants come back from an 8-run deficit at home against the Dodgers in the 8th and 9th innings. If they'd needed more, they could have scored more. So for a team to throw in the towel with 9 outs remaining? I'd be pissed. Sure, sure, got to focus on the playoffs. But play the game in front of you. I'd be okay with throwing position players if no arms remain in the bullpen (declared starters excused, I suppose), but this makes-sense-on-paper stuff would drive me nuts if I sat down in the 6th inning with a $14 beer and they brought in a rookie from literal left field and said "throw as slow as you can."
 
I know what you mean but the Tigers are truly a M*A*S*H unit, the most injuries by far in the majors.
9 starting pitchers have been on the IL plus bullpen guys. And Eduardo just left the team for an undisclosed personnel reason.
They gave Tommy John a locker in the clubhouse, he's cutting 'em up left and right.
That's just the pitching staff, infielders and outfielders dropping like flies. 
Kody would never had made the team if not for the injuries. Not being silly fan-boy, these injuries have been of a historical nature.

Heck man, the 1st base coach is out for 6 weeks with a broken foot, didn't get out of the way soon enough. 

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Posted: Jun 15, 2022 - 5:24pm

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Clemens #21 on the mound for los Tigres today.
2nd baseman Kody that is. Yep been another one of those today.



I've seen the Giants come back from an 8-run deficit at home against the Dodgers in the 8th and 9th innings. If they'd needed more, they could have scored more. So for a team to throw in the towel with 9 outs remaining? I'd be pissed. Sure, sure, got to focus on the playoffs. But play the game in front of you. I'd be okay with throwing position players if no arms remain in the bullpen (declared starters excused, I suppose), but this makes-sense-on-paper stuff would drive me nuts if I sat down in the 6th inning with a $14 beer and they brought in a rookie from literal left field and said "throw as slow as you can."
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Posted: Jun 15, 2022 - 4:47pm

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Totally a Moneyball thing. The out is too valuable to risk and they're right: a good pickoff play is a huge disaster for the batting team; that's what makes it interesting. Defensive indifference vs Stolen base — if the pitcher is hesitant to throw over because it might be called a balk, that's defensive indifference to me. And that's boring.


Meanwhile, the team from da Nortside has lost eight in a row. 
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Posted: Jun 15, 2022 - 2:53pm

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I've noticed that there are fewer steal attempts in recent years, and only a few teams seem to employ it on a regular basis anymore.  I guess there is more emphasis on long-ball with all the power hitters, but it's still odd.  In the 1970s-'80s it seemed that base-stealing was much more of a National League thing: the Reds, Dodgers, Cardinals, and Pirates in particular.  NL pitchers tended to take less time as well back then - not sure why - they didn't seem to walk around the mound between pitches as much as their AL counterparts.  Maybe it was the difference of not letting a batter get comfortable as opposed to making him impatient.


Totally a Moneyball thing. The out is too valuable to risk and they're right: a good pickoff play is a huge disaster for the batting team; that's what makes it interesting. Defensive indifference vs Stolen base — if the pitcher is hesitant to throw over because it might be called a balk, that's defensive indifference to me. And that's boring.
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Posted: Jun 15, 2022 - 1:38pm

There are 7 teams with winning percentages below .400, including 3 in the NL Central. That seems like a lot. There are 15 teams below .500, including 4 in the AL West.
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Posted: Jun 15, 2022 - 1:22pm

Clemens #21 on the mound for los Tigres today.
2nd baseman Kody that is. Yep been another one of those today.
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Posted: Jun 15, 2022 - 12:28pm

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So now the assumption is that steals are interesting so let's jack those numbers back up, and pickoff attempts are boring so let's limit those? Steals aren't exciting unless they're risky. Have these people ever watched a baseball game without leaving in the 7th inning?

I've noticed that there are fewer steal attempts in recent years, and only a few teams seem to employ it on a regular basis anymore.  I guess there is more emphasis on long-ball with all the power hitters, but it's still odd.  In the 1970s-'80s it seemed that base-stealing was much more of a National League thing: the Reds, Dodgers, Cardinals, and Pirates in particular.  NL pitchers tended to take less time as well back then - not sure why - they didn't seem to walk around the mound between pitches as much as their AL counterparts.  Maybe it was the difference of not letting a batter get comfortable as opposed to making him impatient.
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Posted: Jun 15, 2022 - 11:40am

So now the assumption is that steals are interesting so let's jack those numbers back up, and pickoff attempts are boring so let's limit those? Steals aren't exciting unless they're risky. Have these people ever watched a baseball game without leaving in the 7th inning?
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Posted: Jun 15, 2022 - 6:52am

Today is like a Saturday with the MLB schedule.
Game times at 1, 2, 3:30, 4, 7, 8, & 10pm.
No reason not to catch a game OR two today.
And I don't want to hear any of those lame excuses about jobs and families.  
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Posted: Jun 13, 2022 - 6:06pm

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I've been watching the NL West, at one point the last place D-Backs were at .500.
Both coasts are doing great, the Yankees are just nuts so far. 
Tigers fans wanted Kapler a few years ago. It wouldn't have fit then but now Detroit is arriving in the 21st century with player analytics  and minor league player development.
They may make it by the half-century mark.


I'm pretty sure the BoSox would strongly consider Gabe Kapler when Alex Cora moves on. Kapler was very popular in Boston as a player and also as a manager of their single-A team.

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