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  1. jtm

    vs. WHITE STOCKINGS, 5/21

    Agreed. And that was part of my point. If not coolbaugh then it’s the players. But something is wrong and it’s not working. I think after 2 seasons plus it’s no longer a rush to judgment that something is wrong (not that you said that it was a rush to judgment.)
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    vs. WHITE STOCKINGS, 5/21

    Point taken. And I was aware of these facts. So my question is (and I am legitimately asking, not being sarcastic) am I over concerned about strikeouts? I think I saw Os are 4th from last in most Ks in AL. In 108 outs recorded in Boston over the weekend, I think I saw Os k’d 39 times. That is over 36% of outs in 4 games.
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    vs. WHITE STOCKINGS, 5/21

    7 of 21 outs for Os are strikeouts. This team is consistently + 30% of outs are strikeouts. I am tired of hearing how Coolbaugh is preaching patience and on base. If he really is saying this to these hitters either they aren’t listening or aren’t capable of complying. Either way some change HAS to be made. They have 9 ks and I don’t think Davis has struck out once. Some change somehow has to be made.
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    vs. PHILLIES, 5/16 (12:05 PM Start)

    So basically winning 5 out of 6 was an aberration, this team still only scores when when they hit home runs, they strike out way too much, and the deconstruction should and will begin in about a month. Got it.
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    vs. ANGELS, 5/03

    Welp, now I can go to sleep. To coin a phrase, "Sad."
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    vs. ANGELS, 5/03

    I gotta say, if changes are not made after this road trip, either of players or coaches, I cannot see myself getting to a game this year, which might be the first time in my adult life. If the organization does not care enough make some kind of effort to change the path this team has been on since August of last year, I see no reason to give them my time or money. Getting no hit by a rookie or middle relief spot starter is like a nightly event now for this team.
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    vs. ANGELS, 5/02

    Caleb Joseph is offering absolutely nothing to this team right now. I would rather see Winn here backing up at this point to see what he can do. That was not an easy bounce to take but at this level, you have to stop that ball. Not to mention tripping over himself when the ball got through the umpire 2 innings ago.
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    vs. ANGELS, 5/01 (Sc0tt-Friendly)

    Interesting. Of course, Buck essentially lost his job with the Yankees in 1995 because he refused to fire Rick Down as his hitting coach. Steinbrenner was probably looking for a reason to fire Buck, but told him, fire Down and we can talk about a 2 year extension. Buck declined to fire Rick Down, then Steinbrenner sent out a press release saying Buck turned down a contract, so he is no longer manager of the Yankees. So if Buck has a say in this, I have doubts the Os will allow the Os to do what the Rangers did.
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    vs. ANGELS, 5/01 (Sc0tt-Friendly)

    Again, I'm not entirely quite sure how it could get much worse, so yeah.
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    vs. ANGELS, 5/01 (Sc0tt-Friendly)

    An exorcist might have the best luck.
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    vs. ANGELS, 5/01 (Sc0tt-Friendly)

    I'm not a big believer that hitting instructors make that much of a difference, nor do I like change for the sake of change, but at what point do you say to Coolbagh enough is enough. You simply cannot be the hitting instructor for a team that for about 4 straight months has averaged scoring 3 runs or less per game while striking out an average of 11 or 12 times. What the hell are they paying you for at this point? Might as well save some money somewhere because you aren't making anything better. And the only reason we know that is because it cannot get that much worse.
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    vs. ANGELS, 5/01 (Sc0tt-Friendly)

    5 innings, 1 hit. God this is so repetitive.
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    vs. ANGELS, 5/01 (Sc0tt-Friendly)

    Yeah, that is more maddening. Of course he isn't the only one. Edwin Encarnacion does it all the time as well. You would think being told one time "you can only appeal a no swing" would sink in at some point in time.
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    vs. ANGELS, 5/01 (Sc0tt-Friendly)

    I really like Sisco's upside, but has anyone noticed he is so reluctant to appeal the check swing? I have never understood why catchers do not ask for the appeal more often. What's the harm? They tell you "no swing." Sisco needs to get more aggressive in this area.
  15. My understanding is Davis got a therapeutic use exemption for a substance similar to Adderall that is not on the banned substance list. Would anyone be short of ecstatic if Davis just said eff it and try to cheat by taking the real thing? I mean to me it's a win win. Either he breaks out of it because he gets his mojo back (realistically or psychologically) by going back on Adderall, or he gets caught and then he is suspended for a year. Either way I don't have to watch the current version of the Chris Davis horror show.
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