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Reply #140 on: November 02, 2015, 03:21:57 PM

The thing is baseball does just fine. It's still one of the most popular sports in the USA. It's just not the NFL, which is a freakshow by comparison.

And the MLB shouldn't be held to that standard. It's different. It does well locally in a lot of markets, and it produces massive TV revenues and attendance because of how many games they play. It's the background noise of the summer, while NFL is the sound and fury of the Fall/Winter.

There's absolutely nothing wrong with baseball not being a national sport, or the World Series not drawing like an NFL game. Baseball is starting to join the 20th century, and maybe in 50 years they'll join the 21st. Long after the NFL has already imploded under a pile of flags, CBAs, scandals, and terrible QB play.

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Reply #141 on: November 12, 2015, 08:01:03 PM

Braves just traded Simmons to the Angels for Aybar and some pitching prospects.

Fans are...salty.

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Reply #142 on: November 12, 2015, 11:32:10 PM

I like Aybar, he's a hella SS. Real clutch
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Reply #143 on: November 13, 2015, 08:03:13 AM

To be fair, I love the move. Simmons was one of the most frustrating hitters with the best glove I've ever seen. He was Picasso in the field, and Andy Warhol at the plate.

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Reply #144 on: December 11, 2015, 02:51:38 PM

Cubs are signing Jason Heyward. Enjoy all that. You'll love hearing how baseball stat-heads tell you he's the most amazing outfielder ever because of his defense while he hits 15 home runs a year and you're paying him $180M+

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Reply #145 on: December 11, 2015, 02:58:26 PM

Yeah, I just heard about that. Thing is, he can hit 15 homers and have great defense on this team. It's not like they NEED power - everybody in their lineup hits for 10+ homers.  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly? The projected lineup with him in center and hitting 2nd is pretty scary - I'd have taken his 23 stolen bases and .293 average in that spot, because right after him you'd have Rizzo (31 HR), Bryant (26 HR) and Schwarber (16 HR in only 69 games). With Zobrist at the top of the order, his .279 batting average is a HUGE upgrade over Fowler in the leadoff spot, setting the table for all that beef behind him.

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Reply #146 on: December 11, 2015, 03:06:56 PM

Cubs are signing Jason Heyward. Enjoy all that. You'll love hearing how baseball stat-heads tell you he's the most amazing outfielder ever because of his defense while he hits 15 home runs a year and you're paying him $180M+

I'll stick with Kevin Pillar.  Decent OBP (.314), 12 HR, WAR of 5.2 and a salary of $512K.  The WAR numbers are mostly related to his defence, which is excellent.

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Reply #147 on: December 11, 2015, 03:14:22 PM

Yeah, I just heard about that. Thing is, he can hit 15 homers and have great defense on this team. It's not like they NEED power - everybody in their lineup hits for 10+ homers.  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly? The projected lineup with him in center and hitting 2nd is pretty scary - I'd have taken his 23 stolen bases and .293 average in that spot, because right after him you'd have Rizzo (31 HR), Bryant (26 HR) and Schwarber (16 HR in only 69 games). With Zobrist at the top of the order, his .279 batting average is a HUGE upgrade over Fowler in the leadoff spot, setting the table for all that beef behind him.

Yeah you don't need the dingers. You need hitters, and Heyward can do that assuming that hitch in his swing doesn't get ice cold at the wrong time, or if pitchers realize you can pitch him inside and he's got no answers.

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Reply #148 on: December 11, 2015, 03:25:45 PM

I'm actually a shitton more worried that the best pitcher we've signed was Jon Lackey. Our rotation is on the old side and Lackey really choked in the playoffs against the Cubs. I'd feel much better if we had some young arms like the Mets do.

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Reply #149 on: December 11, 2015, 04:29:17 PM

Also, Cardinals fans are absolutely LOSING THEIR SHIT on Twitter over this, so even if he hits .200, it'll still be worth it.  why so serious?

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Reply #150 on: December 11, 2015, 04:57:35 PM

Cubs are signing Jason Heyward. Enjoy all that. You'll love hearing how baseball stat-heads tell you he's the most amazing outfielder ever because of his defense while he hits 15 home runs a year and you're paying him $180M+

I'll stick with Kevin Pillar.  Decent OBP (.314), 12 HR, WAR of 5.2 and a salary of $512K.  The WAR numbers are mostly related to his defence, which is excellent.

The Jays totally stumbled in to Pillar. He was penciled in as the number four outfielder at the start of the year.

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Reply #151 on: December 11, 2015, 06:49:51 PM

Also, Cardinals fans are absolutely LOSING THEIR SHIT on Twitter over this, so even if he hits .200, it'll still be worth it.  why so serious?

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