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Old 10-31-2019, 10:21 AM
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That “3B and <2” out play is basically a coin flip, and has been one for the past 50 or so years.

Speaking of stupid bunts, 2nd inning, 1st and 2nd, nobody out, Scherzer on the ropes after giving up a homer to lead off the inning and 2 more base hits after that, and A.J. Hinch gives Scherzer a free out.
50% chance is better than any other approach you can take in that situation.
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Old 10-31-2019, 10:54 AM
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50% chance is better than any other approach you can take in that situation.
I’m talking about the lack of execution on the play as a whole, not any particular strategy.

I think baserunner advancement is a major source of disconnect, not only in how often it should succeed, but also how much of a positive outcome it should produce when it does succeed.
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Old 10-31-2019, 11:22 AM
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Yes the Nationals are looking at some tough decisions after their parade (which I'm going to on Saturday).

The team is very close to the luxury tax. Rendon is a free agent, Strasburg is likely a free agent. Zimmerman comes off the books. Corbin is still due an enormous amount of money for many years. Scherzer is still on the books for 2 more seasons. There aren't really any good prospects in the minors. Robles, who was more hyped than Soto, seems to be a good defender and not much else. On the plus side, Juan Soto is everything Harper and Machado were supposed to be and is still making the league minimum.

You could see the argument for a tear-down and rebuild.
No way.

Strasburg is likely going to resign. Corbin just had his best season and is still only 29. Scherzer is still a pitching god. Zimmerman is not good anymore and is freeing up money. Robles is only 22 and just put up a 4.1 bWAR season - his glove is already there and his offense has nowhere to go but up. Rendon could potentially be lost.

Even with Rendon maybe leaving this team is still a force to be reckoned with in the NL.
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Old 10-31-2019, 11:28 AM
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What a fun World Series. Two hard-playing teams. Guys with personality *showing* personality, which this game desperately needs. Crazy umpiring calls. An ejection. Flashing. Beer guy.

I enjoyed it.
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Old 10-31-2019, 11:30 AM
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What a fun World Series. Two hard-playing teams. Guys with personality *showing* personality, which this game desperately needs. Crazy umpiring calls. An ejection. Flashing. Beer guy.

I enjoyed it.
I absolutely agree. It was a great series.
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Old 10-31-2019, 12:06 PM
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Did Eaton just make the trade for him even in this series alone? Not sure I've ever seen such a swing in a grade of a trade so quickly. He was huge this series.
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Old 10-31-2019, 12:10 PM
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Did Eaton just make the trade for him even in this series alone? Not sure I've ever seen such a swing in a grade of a trade so quickly. He was huge this series.
Yep. He was one of the three main contenders for MVP from the position players. Strasburg deserved the win, but Rendon, Soto and Eaton all deserved consideration.
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Old 10-31-2019, 12:21 PM
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Folks, please don't try calling Bryce Harper on his mobile phone today. He won't answer because he has no ring.
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Old 10-31-2019, 12:59 PM
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Ha, Bryce is getting raked over the coals this morning.

Ticket: $300

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Old 10-31-2019, 01:15 PM
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Yes the Nationals are looking at some tough decisions after their parade (which I'm going to on Saturday).

Yes, to have such tough decisions due to the same outcomes here.


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Did Eaton just make the trade for him even in this series alone? Not sure I've ever seen such a swing in a grade of a trade so quickly. He was huge this series.

Grades are subjective; they mean nothing. The White Sox have talent. It's time to show it as a team.
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Old 10-31-2019, 01:34 PM
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Interesting side note: when Gerrit Cole was interviewed after Game 7, he felt it necessary to preface his remarks with "I am not an employee of the Houston Astros" and had already taken off his Astros hat and replaced it with a Scott Boras hat. I don't think I've ever seen that before.
The idea of a Scott Borass hat nauseates me.
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Old 10-31-2019, 01:51 PM
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Or a guy who just lost the World Series and is extremely pissed off, knowing full well his manager basically blew it. He had every right to pack his stuff and walk right out given what his team has done over the last couple of weeks (especially what happened with their assistant GM).
Yeah, you're right... He had every right to be pissed and that was the most appropriate moment to display it. Screw all his teammates.
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Old 10-31-2019, 02:20 PM
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Yeah, you're right... He had every right to be pissed and that was the most appropriate moment to display it. Screw all his teammates.
Technically, they were no longer his teammates.
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Old 10-31-2019, 02:24 PM
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Technically, they were no longer his teammates.
And all of then understand the desire to get paid.
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Old 10-31-2019, 02:30 PM
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That “3B and <2” out play is basically a coin flip, and has been one for the past 50 or so years.

Speaking of stupid bunts, 2nd inning, 1st and 2nd, nobody out, Scherzer on the ropes after giving up a homer to lead off the inning and 2 more base hits after that, and A.J. Hinch gives Scherzer a free out.
I could not believe he called for a bunt there. Horrible time and situation to do that.
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