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  1. They would seem to not be too convinced by Baumann.
  2. In the long term certainly. But then so are high cholesterol, being overweight, having a bad diet, not getting enough exercise, etc. etc. A smoker in this day and age knows very well the risks and smokes conscious of those risks as well as the other health risks any human being faces. Same should go with Covid. I go play a sport with 20 people I know knowing there's a small chance one could have a high viral load and transmit it to me outdoors through sweat or spit or whatever such that I catch the illness in a bad way, and even possibly die, but I know the risks when I make my decision to go out and play. I just think that different people are comfortable with different levels of risk and I certainly won't begrudge the people who are into sacrificing and minimizing risk as much as possible their decision, because the fact is the virus is out there and it will be a threat until the vaccine comes out or until medicine proves to be consistently effective (we already may be there, to some extent, in fairness, with dexamethasone). Anyways was just being a bit pedantic I guess because that portrayal of the virus struck me as a little laissez-faire, in the end I agree with Tony that the season absolutely should go on, that the players are not putting themselves at any special additional risk, that there shouldn't be an issue finishing out the season (though surely we'll continue to see localized breakouts in MLB cities throughout the season which could force tinkering with the schedule), only thing I would maybe add is that I wouldn't begrudge a certain player who is much more risk-adverse for sitting out the season and forfeiting his salary, even if it's not what I would personally do.
  3. Covid can be extremely light, ie, and in the majority of cases it is so, or even completely asymptomatic, but it is a dangerous illness in that it kills more than a usual flu and also can cause organ failure and long-term organ damage. It's not to be taken lightly by anyone, as people in their 20s have died from it or had permanent organ damage. That is an exception, I know, but, it seems, that if you get a big enough viral road it is a real monster of an illness, or if you have the right underlying symptoms. While it is not a death sentence it can be, given the right conditions. I am out there living my life, taking moderate risks like playing a team sport with over 20 other people I know the other day, despite being a smoker, so I do agree that life must go on with precautions, but I think it's important to note that while the majority of cases are like yours or your wife or even lighter, that does not mean that there aren't much greater risks or that this is the worst case scenario by any means. If you had been infected with a higher viral load maybe you would have ended up like the 20 somethings that have died of it, or like a friend of mine who despite being only 31 and not a smoker suffered permanent lung damage.
  4. I want minor league baseball back ASAP so our prospects can keep progressing. That's what really saddens me about this all, the dead year for them all and for our rebuild as an organization. As for the MLB I don't miss it at all, it would be nice to get it back so Mountcastle, Díaz, Hays, Kremer, etc. have a proving ground to go to but that is all that it would interest me for.
  5. I'm going to need to see Lowther perform at the major league level to dispel the demons of the past that are Garrett Olson, Tyler Wilson (remember that fangraphs article that made us think there was something special about his 5 pitch mix and that he might make it?), Brad Bergesen, Josh Towers, etc. etc.
  6. I feel like Bundy's hype at its peak was as big was Weiters was, and while I was a bit young when McDonald hype was going on I feel like he would rival that...he was rated BA #1 prospect, and I'm not sure I have experienced hype as strong as that for Bundy in 2012. Maybe McDonald beats him, but if he does I would put Bundy 2nd on that list, probably Weiters and Machado 3rd and 4th.
  7. Wouldn't the occam's razor supposition just be that he was using PEDs before and he's using them again?
  8. I can't really tell how to read this post, being facetious?
  9. Some of those projections for when players are called up seem really, really conservative. Would be really surprised if Yusniel Diaz for example gets called up one month into the 2021 season, and if he does, it's probably because he flopped.
  10. I thought Sedlock would for sure get in there. Oops.
  11. Would put a healthy wager on it being #1.
  12. Still holding out hope that he gets tried as a starter at some point down the road. If not late inning reliever is not a bad floor at all, is it?
  13. Flash- bd

    BP Top 10

    They also have Yusniel below McKenna after ranking him 1st last season. Smacks of incoherence.
  14. I could've sworn that Luis Gonzalez did the same thing (using the same tool, starting with a s and ending with an oids).
  15. The organization is probably just praying he does something stupid off the field that allows them to void his contract. Only real hope.
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