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About rick99gtp

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  1. Baseball doesn't need a mercy rule. The Orioles need TALENT.
  2. It's even worse than I thought. According to Baseball Reference it's 6.9%. In 2002, we didn't have this kind of starting pitching problem. The horrific 6-14 start and then going on to win 99 games after that, whatever it was, was amazing. I enjoyed every second of the post-season and winning it all. It's just not happening this season, in my opinion. I'm all for winning a wild card spot. I'm interested to see what Eppler and Co. do this coming week.
  3. A shot at what exactly? A wild card spot? Well, of course we have a shot. But, for me the real question is, do we have a shot at winning it all. In my opinion, and I assume many on this board, no, we don't have a real shot at winning the World Series this year. 7% if you go by what some online sources have said. "So, you're saying there's a chance." However, that doesn't mean we shouldn't look into acquiring a good controllable starting pitcher for the future. This high that we're on right now - remember that things always have a way of evening out. I don't want it to, but at some point between now and the rest of the year, we're going to have another slump of some sort. No matter which way you look at it, this team is an average team. However the trades are made, I just hope they are made for the future and not what has happened over the past two weeks or so.
  4. I drove all the way home from work shaking my head. RIP Tyler. You were an inspiration to me and my son. Thank you for everything. You'll be greatly missed.
  5. Our 1-5 record matches the Boston Red Sox, who are 2018 World Series Champions. I guess we are 2018 World Series Champions? Am I doing this right?
  6. His current stats converted into 162 games: 551 PA, 88 R, 140 H, 31 2B, 1 3B, 35 HR, 92 RBI, 13 SB, 1 CS, 57 BB, 156 SO Andujar's: 658 PA, 93 R, 184 H, 48 2B, 2 3B, 29 HR, 96 RBI, 2 SB, 1 CS, 29 BB, 113 SO
  7. The pitcher throws the ball and the catcher catches it. It's not pitching, at all. For me, it's not the amount of time the intentional walk takes. The bottom line is that it is such a rarity and a non-exciting play overall. Remove it.
  8. The intentional walk is just the pitcher and catcher playing catch. The wild pitch during an intentional walk has to be such a rarity. Not only that, but it's just not an exciting play. Take it out. If you leave the rule in, then maybe force the catcher to squat during the intentional pitch. That way it appears to be an unintentional intentional walk.