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  1. I would like to see MLB deaden the ball more and put further limits on the number of pitchers you can have on your roster. These have to happen together. If a team needed to get through a game with 2-3 pitchers instead of 4-5, the pitchers would have to be more efficient and pitch to contact. They could pitch to contact more easily if they weren’t worried so much about homers. The biggest problem in MLB, IMO, is there are too many pitches where nothing happens. Walks and strikeouts both stink. Throw the ball over the plate and let them put it in play. I don’t think this would happen overnight, but I’d like to see the game move in that direction.
    10 points
  2. I don't think those are handicapped seating.. so that's a good sign.
    10 points
  3. McTheKnife

    Colin Powell ded

    Wow! Wake up call for me. I, too, have Multiple Myeloma. I've been getting too comfortable around people and family that aren't masked and/or vaccinated. Even though I'm fully vaccinated,,my medical specialists have warned me time & again to act like I'm not. The antibody protection the vaccine produces dissipates quickly with those that are immunocomprised. I'm currently in 2 studies (John Hopkins & Leukemia - Lymphoma Society) that measures antibodies produced by the vaccines at different time stages. My 1st Pfizer gave me a small amount of antibodies but the 2nd one kicked it up to >250 U/ul. However at my 6 month lab draw it had fallen to 64 U/uL. Fortunately, my 3rd vaccine kicked way up to >2500 U/uL I feel safer from Covid but not entirely. Let's face it, we're all gonna die of something down the road. I just don't want it to be Covid, something I can control if I rationally approach it. Stay safe everyone!!
    9 points
  4. 9 points
  5. Swanson was the one guy I was sure would get canned once Perry got acclimated with the system. Nothing against the job Swanson did, more a case of believing the Minasian/Tamin combo would want to bring in their own guy. This is also the reason I said I didn't view the 2021 draft as Perry's - it was still Eppler's guys, and whatever scouting happened was done with those scouting principles in place. Looking forward to seeing who they bring in and how they handle the draft next season.
    8 points
  6. I was pleased with recent drafts, but I really can't get too caught up being bummed about anyone being let go at this point given the last decade of nothing really working.
    7 points
  7. So, the elite catching coach and the "elite" IF coach got axed -- clearly it was THEIR fault the defense was bad. They should have coached guys so they could overcome the horseshit defensive alignments
    7 points
  8. I think it would be easier to put the ball in play. The pitchers would want you to put it in play. For the life of me I don’t understand why people don’t like the shift. It doesn’t bother me at all. Let them stand where they want. They give up one thing and allow something else, and the net result is minuscule. As I said in another thread, the plummeting batting averages aren’t because of the shift. It’s because of strikeouts.
    7 points
  9. Almost twenty years on and I still get goosebumps watching this: my favourite ever baseball game. The best 9 minutes of your day coming up:
    7 points
  10. Hes got a point. I remember an episode of gilligans island, where the harlem globetrotters had to play robots. The robots ran the court for 3 quarters, just owning the globetrotters with all their data. But the globetrotters, led by Curly, were able to utilize their tricks in the 4th quarter, something the robots couldnt understand. And harlem won the game. And the castaways were still stuck on the island at the end of the episode. It was a good one.
    6 points
  11. Ray, because I'm always highly suspicious of magical one-year turnarounds in things like walk-rate or K-rate (his Ks have always been high, obviously--but his BB rate was so far below his career rates, that I'd be leery of giving him $100M+). Gausman. I worry that he'll be Bundy 2.0 (or maybe 3.0, if Cobb beats him to being 2.0...). I'm less concerned about a deal for Scherzer, Verlander, or even Kershaw, since those deals will probably be for much shorter periods of time, so they won't hamstring the Angels for years to come if they don't work out.
    6 points
  12. I don't know squat about the coaching abilities of either butterfield or molina. But this has a major scapegoat vibe.
    6 points
  13. Plus he's old and could fall off a cliff soon. Dodgers would get his blue eye, and we'd get his brown eye....
    6 points
  14. Oh fuck that. That was a complete fuck up by the 1st base umpire.
    6 points
  15. He's texting Minasian "hey so you see what the Eagles are doing right now? I want the opposite of that."
    6 points
  16. St1ck

    Trumped

    People have already logged in and taken the name DonaldTrump. Donald Trump’s social media app ‘Truth Social’ hijacked by fake account before launch | The Independent https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-truth-social-hacked-b1942671.html?amp
    5 points
  17. Bullpen game for the Dodgers tomorrow. Hopefully it doesn't go as well as the Braves' bullpen game tonight.
    5 points
  18. This time all catchers
    5 points
  19. You guys should diversify your soft drink line up by adding Cherry Coke.
    5 points
  20. Teams with mediocre rotations get away with a ton by having deep bullpens. A few years ago we saw epic playoff battles between WAS and HOU. It made everyone feel like you had to have 3 TOR starters to win. We're almost to the point where bullpens are pitching the same amount of innings as starters. Not quite, but close. It used to be 3 or 4 to 1 ratio. The cost per inning of a starter has become so high versus that of a reliever that you have to do the math and determine where the value is. I think leverage is of tremendous importance and undervalued as well. Shortening games at a fraction of the cost is huge. How much more does it cost to get a starter that averages a 3.8 era and 6.1 innings per start versus that of a starter who has a 4.3 era in 5 innings and a two to three relievers that have a 3.5 era for 1 inning every other or third game? AND you can grab like 9 relievers who might be able to do that and figure out pretty quick which 3 or 4 can at almost no cost. Or you can draft 20 pitchers who profile to do that in the future and have an entire renewable stable of them. And openers aren't the devil. just for kicks, here's another reason to understand how WAR works and know where the nits are even though it's of use. The Angels had the 8th best pen by WAR but 21st by WPA (which tells you what happened and accounts for leverage). Why? Because the Angels had one really good pen arm and the rest was meh at best. Every other guy we carted out in reasonably high leverage wasn't very good. Bullpens are all about depth. You don't even need to have a very good closer if you got six other guys to get you there. It's nice but not that critical. Imagine 5-6 guys out of your pen that give you about 300-350 innings. The Angels had about 650 innings from their pen this year and about 775 from their starters. So imagine that half of your pen innings came at a level commensurate with 2-3 starters who functions as a 1/2/3 in the rotation? What would it cost to get those 6 or maybe even 7 guys versus that spend on getting those three guys for your rotation?
    5 points
  21. At what point will the "Pujols is still dangerous" nonsense from the announcers end? Unless he is thrown a complete meatball, he can't do a damn thing anymore.
    5 points
  22. Mang can’t hammer like he used to and hopefully, he’s done screwing the Angels.
    5 points
  23. I can't say I didn't smirk a bit with this outcome but damn it would be nice to root for my team in the playoffs as opposed to rooting against another because they either gave us a bad beat at some point or they're a geographic rival who's org has run circles around us. At some point we're gonna run out of teams we don't hate even though we're not playing them.
    5 points
  24. 5 points
  25. 5 points
  26. "Chris Carpenter, the last Cardinal to win a Cy Young Award, has joined the Los Angeles #Angels in a role that will allow him to work with young pitchers on their mental skills and advancement toward the majors"
    5 points
  27. 5 points
  28. 2022 is a new year and the Angels have a shot, of course they do. They’re in much better shape than they were 5 years ago. That said, there’s not really a lot of reason to have much faith in the organization because it hardly ever does anything right or well. Sorry, that’s what’s we’ve seen for a long time. Hopefully the management staff in the front office and on the field does a better job pressing the right buttons. Until they do it - and they haven’t - it’s an open question. They’ve got a shot to finally turn it around tho. No need to pretend that they don’t.
    5 points
  29. Я бот, созданный Chcukster. Я не единственный.
    5 points
  30. I've got 9 will clark rookies. Willing to part with them for $1000. Fuck it. $900. $100 each. #Stealingfromme
    5 points
  31. I remember buying this card in the late ‘80s pointing to it in the glass and saying “I want to buy that Wally Joyner card.” And the shop owner said, “Kid, I think you’re the only one that would call that a Wally Joyner card.”
    5 points
  32. Tank

    A job for Inside Pitch

    I don’t think that’s possible.
    5 points
  33. Tank

    Joe Biden

    5 points
  34. 4 points
  35. Jay

    Liberal Utopia

    That shoplifting shit is unbelievable.
    4 points
  36. Osprey Scissorhands
    4 points
  37. One of the things I don't like about Maddon is that he seems to love the spotlight. Mike Scioscia never did. Whenever the networks did interviews in the dugout - Scioscia always had one of his coaches do it instead of him. I know that has nothing to do with managing, but it says something about the difference between the two. Maddon is the better interview and some fans love that stuff. It's one of the reasons I never liked Tommy Lasorda... because he's another guy who loved to make it about him. I could go on and on about why I like Mike Scioscia... from the way he handled the Nick Adenhart tragedy to way he dealt with problem players like Jose Guillen. And when he had his kind of players - he won. When he lost his autonomy, the Angels started to lose. It's funny because Maddon talked about playing 1985 style baseball... well, that was Mike Scioscia style baseball. Put the ball in play, force the issue on the bases, etc.
    4 points
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