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  1. Is it already a foregone conclusion that Mancini won’t be back by next year? Mountcastle looks comfortable at the plate but I’m not sure he’ll remain an outfielder, and none of the others are proven commodities yet. I like these guys, and even if Mancini comes back it’s still a B grade, maybe a B- without him. It just remains to be seen which of these Not Ready For Primetime Players can stick it out for 400+ ABs.

  2. 1 minute ago, Can_of_corn said:

    I'm waiting for OFFNY  to make a specific comparison.

    Yeah, that’s not my specialty unless we’re talking about obscure metal bands from the late ‘80s / early ‘90s. Not a particularly useful area of expertise. 

  3. 35 minutes ago, Frobby said:

    Didn’t Lupica have some sort of plagiarism scandal a few years ago?    I used to like him as a panelist on The Sports Reporters.

    Did he? I remember he was let go from the New York Daily News some years ago but I thought they just didn’t agree on a new deal. 

  4. 1 hour ago, Philip said:

    Hey, TJ McFarland has been doing ok for himself. ATM hes part of the Oakland Pen and earning his money, so 84 Mph is ok.

    Sure, not a knock, I just meant the mop-up role. I know T.J.’s more likely to be productive than Davis at this point. Then again, the same could probably be said of B.J. Surhoff, K.K. Downing or P.G. Wodehouse. 

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  5. 2 hours ago, Frobby said:

    There is zero chance of Davis getting cut unless having a 162 game season next year is a certainty.    COVID is terrible but the O’s saved about $14.5 mm this year compared to what they would have paid Davis if they had cut him prior to the season.   Turns out that what we all thought was a sunk cost wasn’t completely sunk after all.    I’d like to think we will be in a position to play a full season next year, but who knows?

    Excellent point about the potential salary savings if Covid affects next year’s schedule. That had not occurred to me. 

  6. 9 minutes ago, survivedc said:

    How has it not worked? One team was irresponsible and as of now we have 2 others that have tested positive. This isn’t some crazy widespread thing. Let’s relax and let this play out, more players are wearing masks, as they should and hopefully will be more responsible. 

    Aside from artificial crowd sounds, starting a runner on 2nd in extra innings, where more than half the teams make the playoffs, and the home run champ might hit all of 20 bombs? Yeah, I guess it’s been just fine. 

  7. The only upshot of this is getting to hear Ben some more. 

    Look, everything about this year is a Dumpster fire. Not just this baseball year, but 2020 as a whole. There isn’t much bad news that really surprises me at this point, so when we hear next month that Kjerstad has quit baseball to dedicate his life to engineering a more potent form of glysophate, I doubt I’ll even blink. 

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  8. I think I like the idea of fake crowd noise even less than no crowd noise. 

    All I know is that I’m going to kill it this year during “Guess The Attendance”

  9. 23 hours ago, billw76 said:

    😂😂 it definitely does, but it's really easy to use so it's not a PIA

    I’m also a long-time customer of PIA and can recommend its efficacy and value. 

  10. 5 hours ago, Ripken said:

    I chatted with his wife briefly last year at a baseball tournament Nick's son and my son were playing in.  Let's just say, I know where some of Nick's money went...  :leaving:

    Lip sync lessons while he trained for the “We Won’t Stop” video?

  11. Here’s my problem with this season — if you can play some games, and keep the players safe, then sure, I welcome the distraction and would love to see some baseball. But what I dread is that charade of a postseason. Seriously, just skip it this year. Play an extra 15 games or so, but I would never want playoffs beginning in mid-June in a normal season, and no drama surrounds any team’s formidable two-month climb to victory. The only thing dumber would be an All-Star Game shoehorned in four weeks into the season. 

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