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Yeah, I'm sorry. I know there's a contingent of folks trying to get "Chad" adopted as a nickname for Machado, but I just dondon't see it happening, at least not on the OH. Seems to be way more nays than yays when folks discuss it or react to it.

There is a contingent of one person. And no, it's not going to happen.

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(APRIL 13th)

I don't think anyone is really worrying.

Per the Sun:

People shouldn't be hitting the panic button on Manny Machado after he collected just one hit through the first week of the season. But if they are, there's an easy way to walk them back to reality.

Machado is making contact very good contact when he is up. That he has one hit to show for it is one of those early-season anomalies that simply being in the lineup every day will easily rectify

Manny Machado is hitting the ball as hard as anyone in the game, so don't worry about his production yet.

Every ball Manny Machado has hit is over 100 mph this year, according to MLB data.


Although it will take a much longer sample size for me to legitimately say, "Good call on your part," I do think that Machado is starting to settle in this season, both on defense and offense.

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(APRIL 13th)

Although it will take a much longer sample size for me to legitimately say, "Good call on your part," I do think that Machado is starting to settle in this season, both on defense and offense.

From the day that was written, Manny has hit .308/.373/.600 in 18 games.

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Jeff Sullivan at Fangraphs did a nice breakdown on his improving eye Monday:


In the second half of last week, he did not swing at ANY pitches out of the strike zone.

I'm skeptical his eye is improving. He obviously can't see the first baseman's glove from all the way across the diamond.

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