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  1. tntoriole

    A lot of player movement coming

    I just don’t see it as “not adjusting”. I think he has experienced a change in his own swing mechanics that have converted him from someone who was the top homerun producer in baseball into Geronimo Gil. This is not a matter of figuring out what the pitchers are doing and “adjusting”...this is a career ending catastrophic meltdown of ability that is irreparable, imho. Yes, well there came a time when Ken too could no longer perform...was that a matter of him “not adjusting”? no, it was, in his case as with many, aging that changed his power and bat speed. With Davis, it is not aging, but it could be some other factor tnat has ruined his coordination, his eye hand processing, his mechanics...whatever it is, it has eliminated his power stroke for good, in my view. Pitchers “figuring him out” had nothing to do with it. They throw him just as many hittable pitches now as they did then (probably more because they are increasingly finding that it doesn’t matter if you make a mistake, he still can’t hit it). If Singleton had said it was Davis having a major meltdown in his stroke and not functioning as a power hitter, fine..but he suggests subtly that it is just a matter of “not adjusting” to what pitchers are doing ..and I don’t agree with that assessment at all.
  2. Either way...it is usually pretty hard to see any team with a starter team ERA north of 5 ending up anywhere close to .500.
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    A lot of player movement coming

    Singleton is a biased Yankee. What has made the league pitchers able to adjust is that his bat speed has declined so much that he generates no homers on the exact same mistake pitches that he hit for 53 homers. Were the pitchers just dumb back then and not able to “make adjustments” to keep Davis from sending mistakes out of the ballpark? If there had been some adjustment available in that season, it would have been made. Pitchers make mistakes all the time, no matter how good they are. Davis used to hit a fair number of those mistakes out of the ballpark. Now he gets mistake pitches and never hits them out and just hits them to lazily to the outfield. If Davis changes, it will be because he can no longer hit home runs even off batting practice pitches, not because of any brilliant adjustments of the league pitchers that Ken Singleton alone has picked up on.
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    A lot of player movement coming

    If they were anywhere remotely close to winning this year, he would still be out there every day. Buck needed it to get to this disaster point before he was willing to bench a veteran.
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    Jones Trade Expectations

    If we wanted to resign him, we would be just as likely to do so after trading him. Get a prospect. Avoid the QO.
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    Chowda vs Crab Cakes - June 13th

    Just watched the MLB.com replay of Sale ejection. It was the NESN announcers who yet again play into this constant theme of Red Sox players are always right when they have a beef....this in the face of the clear evidence of the strike locator on their own broadcast screen that showed the pitch was way outside..not even close...but they said “oh I think he has a legitimate beef...oh, so do I.”...this is where the entitlement of Red Sox and Yankee fans come from....our announcers likely would say...particularly Palmer...”the pitch was clearly outside, he has nothing to beef about”.
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    Chowda vs Crab Cakes - June 13th

    Shoulder could potentially be worse.
  8. Funny...but I might have said MTA did it to make sure the bus NEVER hits anything...lol
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    Chowda vs Crab Cakes - June 13th

    It did not look to me like he grabbed his elbow...he immediately put his other arm up under his armpit nearer the shoulder.
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    Chowda vs Crab Cakes - June 13th

    That injury to Bleier I just saw the replay...looked like his pitching shoulder...maybe even a dislocation given the immediacy of his reaction. Hope for the best, a spasm perhaps, but it looked very dire to me on that replay.
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    Jones Trade Expectations

    He will take the QO, imho.
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    vs. RED SOX, 6/12

    I am going Saturday...my son in law is a Marlins fan...we may have the whole Yard to ourselves...lol
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    vs. RED SOX, 6/12

    Jeter and Tom Brady. And Big Papi.
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    vs. RED SOX, 6/12

    This is just one teally bad group of baseball performers. No homers anymore, still with terrible at bats, starting pitchers, though marginally better, still suck, the bullpen is very erratic with absolutely no shutdown quality any longer and the defense is really not good.
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    vs. RED SOX, 6/12

    I think over years it leads to umpires subtly thinking the Red Sox are more often right than they actually are and it leads to less aggravation to just go with the cultural team favs...like the Patriots get in football as well.
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