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  1. So, you're saying that you would rather draft the guys that turn out rather than those that don't, right? (smacks forehead) Wow, wish I had thought of that.
  2. I don't know about that, but if you mean they don't leap to a drastic conclusion a month into a GM's first season before he has even had a draft, I think the percentage is more like 99%.
  3. I do not count minor league games. I also do notg count spring training, college, high school, or little league. Ridiculous.
  4. Well, the Orioles could use a center-fielder.
  5. Maybe he didn't like hockey, eh?
  6. No assumption is involved. By rule, if in the umpire's judgment the player had a chance at catching it, call the out. Even a small chance. To call it a double would be only if in the umpire's judgment there was absolutely no chance the ball could be caught. If the play's in doubt, call the out. The batting team should never be rewarded for interference.
  7. Just sayin'. Sometimes a guy either has a brain fart or just doesn't know the rules. If he fails to run to first base and gets thrown out, no runs score, even if they crossed the plate before the out was made.
  8. In fact, if the ball stays in play and they throw him out at first base, the game is over and no runs score if there were two outs.
  9. I think that it discredits neither Baines nor WAR, but rather the committee.
  10. I'm pretty sure that New Mexico isn't in the Pac-12.
  11. Number5

    Keegan Akin 2019

    Sid might have been 220 in high school. 😁
  12. Thanks, FRobby. I knew TA's version didn't ring true.
  13. Don't worry, he wouldn't enjoy that.
  14. He's probably trying to save his professional reputation. He was economic adviser to the Baltimore Orioles when they signed the worst contract in history. He needs to get it out there that the signing was very much against his recommendation and advice. The man needs to be able to find work.
  15. If you're talking about Gaylord Perry, that sure was a greasy fork! 😁
  16. On the contrary, it seems to me that wildcard is accurately pointing out that we have some utility infield depth in the minors in addition to Villar, Martin, and Alberto in the majors. None of them carry the Rule 5 restrictions, except Martin. This is not to mention the outfielders we have in the minors and Trumbo on the IL. The only reason to keep Jackson on the 25-man roster all season, in view of the other middle infielders and outfielders that we have, would be if we believed him to be much more than a utility player. That would be a loose definition of talent, IMO.
  17. Yes, once he is sent back he is no longer under rule 5 restrictions and can be sent to the minors. Then, and only then, can the drafting team work out a trade with the originating team and send the player to the minors. The rule states this very clearly. Not sure why you want to make the words mean something other than what they say, but they definitely cannot trade for him and send him to the minors without first passing him thru waivers and then offering him back to the originating team.
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