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Roll Tide last won the day on June 12 2014

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  1. According to Bob reference it’s 2021 https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/v/villajo01.shtml
  2. Roll Tide

    Do you support rules limiting defensive shifts?

    So the violation would be for more than 2 infielders on either side of second when pitcher starts his motion. And ends when the ball is contacted or the ball passes the hitter. I would suggest something similar to an automatic walk. The hitter is awarded first and forces any batter necessary 1 bag forward. No team has any options..... the encroachment causes a dead ball situation. they could draw a line from the second base bag in yellow to the outfield grass
  3. IMO Villar had a good season2.7 WAR in 2018. I think they could get a nice haul for him. At 27 he may be young enough to lead the way on the rebuild. He's controlled through 2021 Id like to see him get back to his 2016 .370 OBP.
  4. Roll Tide

    Do you support rules limiting defensive shifts?

    And I've been a certified NFHS high school softball official. So I think nderstand how to read a line up card. I understand MLB rules and I know that they want to make an adjustment....this the conversation. No sense arguing that things should be left alone because. Change is likely coming. I'm not agreeing or disagreeing that a change needs to be made. I suggested a rule change that seems simple and holds 2 infielders to ge on each side of second. It would be easy to police by umpires and MLB officials. I said you could challenge...but all they really need is a box official or one per game in New York to watch such things and call a violation to. The crew chief if it's committed. The cost to MLB is negligible and won't cause a long challenge.
  5. Roll Tide

    Do you support rules limiting defensive shifts?

    http://thaymanhinhhtcvn.com/43807-mlb-lineup-card/ Notice in the photo to the right of the players name is a column for position. Unless you've never seen a Lineup card I'd say your being argumentative??? Either way a manager would report changes to the home plate umpire as needed. i know the rule ....I was just suggesting a possible change that was fairly simple. If you don't want to discuss it then just avoid the thread.
  6. I was a sidearm pitcher in high school and the coach hated it despite the fact that I was effective.
  7. Roll Tide

    Do you support rules limiting defensive shifts?

    He would be whatever position that he's listed at on his line up card. If he was replaced the inserted player becomes that guy.. same on a double switch. It's not that hard. In what scenario would you want your 1B or 3B playing in the spot of the SS or 2B. You wouldn't if you were required to have two guys on each side of second. IMO ...the rule would ge easy to inforce by the home plate umpire and could be subject to a challenge in the instance of a player moving before contact with the ball.
  8. Roll Tide

    Do you support rules limiting defensive shifts?

    I’d like to see rules that prevented heavy shifts. ie.... SS can be no further right than the 2B bag and visa-versa for the 2B. Regardless of positioning the 3B and 1B cant be on the 2B side of their middle infielder.
  9. Roll Tide

    Luke’s 2018 Rule 5 Draft Preference List

    Yeah why didn’t he replace Narvaez on the dudes list? Blier was a nice pick up by Dan Duquette.
  10. I don’t expect us anywhere but in the bargain bin. Im really surprised that Elias is not working the nontendered list. As far as free agents I’m sure glad Peter is out of the loop. I have no doubt he’d be talking to Adams Jones about 3/54 and a possible 2-3 year deal for Markakis at 15 per.
  11. Roll Tide

    Luke’s 2018 Rule 5 Draft Preference List

    I guess it’s possible to get a pitcher with the first and select a guy like Martin as our 2nd choice. Not much to lose if he doesn’t get selected except $100k. Which is not much in baseball ⚾️...
  12. I was a teenager at the time and it looked like they finally had a replacement for Eddie. There were selling the average and home run numbers on the Astrodome. Saying a lot of his fly outs would be gone here.
  13. The Glenn Davis trade? It turned out bad but I was really excited at the time. Perhaps the Orioles should avoid players with that last name.
  14. Roll Tide

    Thoughts about David Hess in 2019?

    I'm certainly not ignoring the 10+ era starts ....also was he on an innngs or pitch limit? I really have no idea and that might explain the 4 innng stuff.
  15. I suspect that your going to be disappointed. Even if they do add a player or two they are going to be February signings from the bargain bin. Part of the plan includes the high draft picks that come from finishing at or near the bottom.