OT: MLB Thread XLIV

Discussion in 'New York Rangers' started by Fugazy, Dec 5, 2019.

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  1. Cassano rent free

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    The downside of the HR or bust team, as fun as 2017 was.
     
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    No arguments here. I wanted that team to fall down a well before we found out about this.

    Most unlikable team in sports. They make the Patriots look like a scrappy babyface.
     
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    Here's another thing that gets me. People want the Astros to apologize.

    They knew exactly what they were doing and they did it for three years.

    What are they supposed to say? "Oopsie boopsie?" I don't wanna hear it.
     
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    No answer to your question really, but OT, but I visted Philly proper with the family a few weeks back. Holy crap, it felt driving in the suburbs! No traffic or congestion and drivers are POLITE and COURTEOUS (whaaaaaa?!?). The one asshole in 3 days I encountered who jumped an All Way stop sign was of course from New York. Also there are no kids in the city proper it was so strange. Ppl were fawning over my little kids with huge smiles as we walked around the city. It felt like I was in the movie Children of Men.
     
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    Yeah, Philly is just about the friendliest place I've ever been. No idea where the reputation comes from.
     
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    The problem with this coming to fruition is that shitbag of a commissioner Manfred will start handing out suspensions, increasing them with each case, so not everyone is going to get their chance at justice. Because Manfred and the MLB did a terrible job with this. Go listen to their responses to the questions about the buzzers...none are denying it and because they were given immunity they are using the MLB’s garbage investigation as their defense. This is worse than what Pete Rose did...this is even more embarrassing for the sport.

    f*** you Jim Crane, the organization should be ripped out from underneath you for those garbage answers today.
     
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    The Yankees didnt hit in Houston. But lets not ignore that they lost every game in Houston. Houston won and that required them hitting the ball. In a tight game, the cheating can be all the difference in the playoffs. So yes I still feel very slighted as a Yankee fan.
     
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    You have that right.
     
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    I will happily criticize my team when it is warranted. I am in agreement with you that the Yankees were and still are too HR or bust. They were better last year due to guys like DJLM.

    But the longer a game goes that is tied or close, anything can happen when you have the lineup the Yankees have. I mean go look at the game they were down in Yankee stadium to the Asteriks in 2017...they started their comeback in the 6th or 7th...forget which inning...Judge hits the HR and they gained momentum. That is my issue with it still. Thats why I still feel cheated. The playing field was not even in Houston. They sure weren’t hitting but if the playing field is even and BOTH teams arent hitting then it can go either way. Maybe they still lose but now we will never know. Maybe they win the ALCS and lose to the Dodgers but again we will never know. Its a f***ing joke. These players are getting off easy. They got their playoff bonuses, their contract extensions. Making millions. None of them are truly remorseful.
     
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    The Astros are a marvel, really.

    Think about how unlikely it is to assemble a group of 25+ guys who are all actual garbage.
     
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    Would you? For 1.5-2 years of Betts? The Mets aren't going to give him 300-400M as an extension.
     
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    Has this been confirmed or only rumored?
     
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    lmao at the MLB trying to change the subject with the new rule changes. f*** you and your weakass response to the cheating. I hope it hurts where it counts.
     
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    Well it's not like attendance could get any worse :laugh:
     
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    Not 'confirmed' but pitchers dont just magically increase their spin rate by 500 RPM.
     
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    Houston's "apologies" today were hysterical. Absolute trash organization :laugh:
     
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    Astros aren't the only team doing that.
     
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    Are you concerned at all that Cole got bump from that stuff?
     
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    Yes and I would bet almost anything he's less effective for the Yankees.

    He was always a good pitcher but his K rate and ERA+ absolutely ballooned in Houston.
     
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    Yup.

    He was pretty damn good before getting to Houston though so not too worried.
     
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    If every team in MLB doesn’t take advantage of this and when Houston visits give the first 20k fans a mini garbage can to bang on while the Astros bat, they’re missing out.
     
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    Didn't they show a catcher with tar on his shin guards rubbing it onto the ball before tossing it back to the pitcher? I believe the general response to that was that the catcher is allowed to randomly rub shins with tar/dirt on it and then randomly touch the ball too which might happen to get some tar rubbed on it, all legal as it is only the pitcher who can't do anything of the sort. If true, I'm not sure why every team isn't doing this.
     
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    well, they are from Texas, what do you expect?
     
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    I really hope Justin Verlander reads the room and never comments on anything ever again lol
     
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    I'd very tempted but I do admit the financial terms are a bit daunting. So yeah I'd probably end up passing when all is said and done. I just happen to love Betts and so wasn't thinking too much about the money when I made my original comment.
     
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