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    • What a bum! Non-prospect, obviously
    • Haha, I heard that - but ironically she had done the EXACT same thing, either during the Rangers or Indians series, so this time I was prepared for what she meant lol.
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    • Absolutely, arguing the merits of the strategy is completely fair. That is very different than the post I responded to, which was trying to psychoanalyze Hyde and some of his players. That gets us into subjective territory rather than evidence based discussion. So far the matchup strategy seems to be working but there may come a point in time it doesn't. I appreciate you called our some concerning trends that we can then track as the season progresses. Based on the track record so far, I am giving Hyde and staff a long leash to see how it plays out. Last year, Baker, Perez, and Bautista were all very strong down the stretch. That being said, using Cano up five was a weird decision.  I can only think that Hyde wanted Cano to get work with an off day coming up. I am quite certain though that it wasn't in reaction to Baumann giving up the walk, as Cano would have been warming up well before that point. 
    • She was terrible on the call for the Sabol homerun yesterday. It went something like “Santander back towards the wall, he turns and it’s off the top of the wall! *5 second pause* The Sabol homerun makes it a 7-2 ball game” I was listening thinking the ball was off the wall and in play, stuff like that just happens far to often with her or Garceau on the radio, where you’re just sitting there wondering what just happened. 
    • Yep, I had that wrong. It was Veen over Kjerstad, and you were not alone. 
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