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  1. I sure hope it is not the next contending team. They have great heart, are scrappy and seem to be giving their best, but those good qualities will only take a team,so far. Now if they had more talent, then those above mentioned good qualities can push such a team to the top. I suppose the ruling on this shortened year as to how to decide draft picks will be whatever is most advantageous to the Yankees. I would be very very surprised if it did not, somehow favor them.
  2. Bleier, while not a great major leaguer, IMO was very decent. When he came in for quite a period of time, did reasonably well. Also, he is a LHP which usually carries a premium. I hope we get a young prospect at any level in the organization.
  3. They are cutting the game to 7 innings because everyone knows that the virus only spreads during the 8th and 9th innings of a baseball game.
  4. Yes, he is for sure a not good catcher, but to come up with a roster with this small amount of talent is as if it was intentional. Really hard to do it by chance. Mercifully, it is a short season this year.
  5. This is funny. For years when people put down a player on this board, he comes up with an excellent performance that very night or the next day. Reverse psychology.
  6. Not being a local person over there, I am not sure, but from what I gather, Davis is still hitting from Center to Left Field much of the time So he has lost the reflexes to identify a pitch quickly enough to turn on it and hit it with power to Rightfield. He appears to not be striking out as much so far, so that is an improvement. I am rooting for him to end his career with reasonably good seasons, if not up to a par of his really good Power Seasons.
  7. And winning the Series at Fenway is no small feat for any team.
  8. Yahoo sports is not dancing. Usually when 2 teams are tied in the standings, they put it in alphabetical order. Well, Yahoo sports of course listed the Yankees above the Orioles.
  9. I hope the league is using the 10 Run Rule.
  10. This society has gone down the slippery slope so far that you cannot even believe a ST box score. That goes right along with not trusting the News, or Advertising, or Politics, or Businesses, or most anything. The point is not that this one is a trivial thing, but that it happened at all. Lying so permeates this society so much that you almost have to stop taking in data to your brain for fear that it is Spam. And never repeat it, or it is likely you have been made a liar. This has gotten to the point where it is no longer funny, if it ever was, because a society cannot function anywhere near efficiently with endless Spam. i
  11. Yes, as the years go by, the endurance, or lack thereof for MLB players would be funny if it were not so pitiful. Are there no Bob Gibsons left in MLB?
  12. Yes, Earl loved Eddie and if for no other reason than Earl loved 3 run HR, and Eddie loved hitting 3 run HR from either side of the plate. What glorious memories||||||||||||||||||.
  13. Sounds like BS to me. Get the shovel out time.
  14. I think that by this year he will have made the mind change from a SP to a Reliever. That had to have been a big deal, mentally as well as physically. But with his pedigree, I am pulling for him.
  15. The 60 game schedule gives me some real hope for the Starters and other Positions for that matter. A short schedule can cover a multitude of sins, and with a 60 game success, maybe it will carry over to 2021.
  16. Yes, I say that it smacks of school yard ball when even girls used to participate, and out play some of the boys, I might add. As to the obsession to speed the game up. When you folks have lived as long as I have, you just might realize that life is/has been one big RUSH. Baseball was the one place where I could sit back, have a beer and some popcorn and for a few minutes not have a care in the world. If I really wanted to participate, I could always scream at the ump. I hope they still allow that.
  17. Baseball is something that is very unpredictable. Just when you think that you have it all figured out, you do not. But I do not think that lumbering DH, 1B , RF types are going to get this franchise to the promised land. While they are part of the entire puzzle, they do not usually have the impact an equally talented pitching staff does. So I would have gone for more pitchers before the Kjerstad types.
  18. Makes one wonder how the game of baseball grew in popularity to be the absolute #1 most popular sport for years and years, with the winner of the American League playing the winner of the National League in the WS. Now more and more diluting of talent with ever more teams in the playoffs, and still clamoring for more. Maybe fans were much more discriminating back then, and would not accept lowering the talent standards for it.
  19. Just leave the best sport ever invented, ALONE. As for extra innings, a huge part of the success of Baseball is the methodical strategy employed. The world is hustle and bustle, running to its own doom. Let baseball be the escapism it has always been. If its working for goodness sake, do not change it.
  20. I have been a Trey fan from the first time I knew anything about him, not only for his baseball ability, but also his character makeup. In my experience, when cancer has spread to the lymph nodes the outcome is oftimes not good, but from here on it is up to the doctors and his Maker. May the Lord bless you now and always,Trey.
  21. Trey has no lack of prowess defensively at his real position, 1st base. At Notre Dame he was league average there. But if a mis conception is repeated often enough the masses will believe it.
  22. Although I guessed the 2020 season would be cancelled. if there is baseball in 2020, this scenario sounds like a very reasonable outcome for this situation. For flu generally, it tapers down in relation to the weather heating up.. Maybe we will get lucky and that will happen with this virus.
  23. I do not know what the thinking is these days, but it used to be that in at least the first part of Spring Training it was considered that Pitchers were more ready than hitters, a broad generalization, because it is up to the hitters, especially the premier hitters. It was also said, only half joking, that the likes of Musial, Williams, etc. could get out of a sick bed on Christmas Day and mash the ball.
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