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2021 MLB General thread
« on: January 03, 2021, 01:23:58 PM »
MLB really needs to fix their offseason. The least exciting of the big four.

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Re: 2021 MLB General thread
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2021, 07:29:40 PM »

Nobody gets elected to the Hall of Fame which isn't the worst thing in the world. Other than the steroid guys the best candidates are probably Scott Rolen, Andruw Jones and Curt Schilling and Rolen and Jones should go but aren't exactly all-time legends and Schilling, well, I hope he's forever on the outside looking in.
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Re: 2021 MLB General thread
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2021, 07:29:40 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2021, 07:40:18 PM »

Nobody gets elected to the Hall of Fame which isn't the worst thing in the world. Other than the steroid guys the best candidates are probably Scott Rolen, Andruw Jones and Curt Schilling and Rolen and Jones should go but aren't exactly all-time legends and Schilling, well, I hope he's forever on the outside looking in.

Schilling asked for his name to removed from the ballot for his final year.

This is like Michael Scott withdrawing from consideration for the corporate job.

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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2021, 08:05:41 PM »
Schilling asked for his name to removed from the ballot for his final year.

This is like Michael Scott withdrawing from consideration for the corporate job.

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« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2021, 11:48:25 AM »

This really has been the off-season to have money to spend. The trade for Nolan Arenado, as well as the one for Lindor, were not just ones where elite players got moved but ones where the returns were pretty unimpressive. Not only did Colorado not get any of the Cardinals' top prospects, they gave St. Louis 50 million dollars.

Just unreal.
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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2021, 02:58:27 PM »

Looks like Bauer is a Dodger.
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Re: 2021 MLB General thread
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2021, 03:40:15 PM »

Looks like Bauer is a Dodger.

With what is essentially a 2 year 85M contract

There is 3rd year at 17M but he has opt outs after both the 1st and 2nd years.

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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2021, 04:05:55 PM »

Looks like Bauer is a Dodger.

With what is essentially a 2 year 85M contract

There is 3rd year at 17M but he has opt outs after both the 1st and 2nd years.

I don't get it at all. Bauer had a great year but before that he's been pretty good at best for the most part and his great year was 11 starts. And the Dodgers are stacked in the rotation to the extent that this either means they'll have to pay David Price to pitch somewhere else(which is something I'd like the Jays to be in on) or they move someone like Dustin May into the bullpen when he really should be starting.

What a weird rationale for bringing on board one of the least likable people in MLB at great expense.
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Re: 2021 MLB General thread
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2021, 08:23:17 PM »

Looks like Bauer is a Dodger.

With what is essentially a 2 year 85M contract

There is 3rd year at 17M but he has opt outs after both the 1st and 2nd years.

I don't get it at all. Bauer had a great year but before that he's been pretty good at best for the most part and his great year was 11 starts. And the Dodgers are stacked in the rotation to the extent that this either means they'll have to pay David Price to pitch somewhere else(which is something I'd like the Jays to be in on) or they move someone like Dustin May into the bullpen when he really should be starting.

What a weird rationale for bringing on board one of the least likable people in MLB at great expense.

Yeah David Price for free is something I would be down for. 

I?m glad the Jays didn?t pull the trigger on that contract for Bauer.  His career is not realizable and he is absolutely not the best pitcher in baseball.  That and he?s a political hot potato

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Re: 2021 MLB General thread
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2021, 12:13:58 PM »
Good no Bauer.
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« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2021, 06:43:52 PM »

MLB announced they're moving the All-Star Game out of Atlanta to protest Georgia's new restrictive voting laws.
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Re: 2021 MLB General thread
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2021, 07:58:10 PM »
Good decision.  The Republicans have been jawing back at Delta for their criticism.  I’m not sure that they care about economic consequences anymore

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Re: 2021 MLB General thread
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2021, 08:09:27 PM »
Almost 40k fans maskless at the rangers game. Good on you mlb and Texas. You show that virus that you won’t be scared off. ‘Murica!!

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« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2021, 08:40:37 AM »
Almost 40k fans maskless at the rangers game. Good on you mlb and Texas. You show that virus that you won’t be scared off. ‘Murica!!

I like that the governor refused to throw out the first pitch because of the bs in Georgia. Nothing like a temper tantrum from a 63 year old man.

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« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2021, 03:47:14 PM »
MLB moving the All-Star Game to Denver. Home Run Derby should be interesting in the mile high air.

https://www.mlb.com/news/rockies-denver-to-host-2021-mlb-all-star-game