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#1 biggentleben

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Posted 06 April 2016 - 12:52 PM

We don't have one yet, so here's your thread for all things NOT Twins-related...

 

First, to start...Clayton Kershaw - still f'ing good.

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Posted 06 April 2016 - 12:55 PM

Also, Noah Syndergaard - still really f'ing good. When you average 92 MPH with your slider, I mean, how are you supposed to succeed against that? 

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Posted 06 April 2016 - 01:19 PM

Everyone's late round fantasy target, Trevor Story, has 3 HRs in his first 2 career games. He probably won't hit for a real high average, but I wonder if 30 HRs is possible. I think I'd take that from my rookie shortstop.


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Posted 06 April 2016 - 03:17 PM

Right when I mention Noah Syndergaard, Fangraphs created an article about him. We may be on the verge of watching a very special career. Hopefully his health remains in tact so we can see him at his full potential. 


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Posted 06 April 2016 - 03:25 PM

 

Everyone's late round fantasy target, Trevor Story, has 3 HRs in his first 2 career games. He probably won't hit for a real high average, but I wonder if 30 HRs is possible. I think I'd take that from my rookie shortstop.

Now make that 4 HRs in his first 3 career games. 


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Posted 06 April 2016 - 03:52 PM

 

Right when I mention Noah Syndergaard, Fangraphs created an article about him. We may be on the verge of watching a very special career. Hopefully his health remains in tact so we can see him at his full potential. 

A 95 MPH slider? In terms of must watch pitchers, he's right there with Kershaw, Fernandez, and Nolasco right now.

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Posted 06 April 2016 - 10:13 PM

The Padres have opened the season with three games scoring ZERO runs, with a .120 batting average. Yikes.


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Posted 07 April 2016 - 12:44 PM

 

The Padres have opened the season with three games scoring ZERO runs, with a .120 batting average. Yikes.

Wow, I heard they had a bad start, but wow.  Not only a .120 batting average, but a slash line of .120/.138/.130, .269 OPS.  10 singles, 1 double, and 2 walks in 94 plate appearances.  I think they are at "full strength" too (at least, no hitters on the DL right now).

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Posted 07 April 2016 - 04:19 PM

The Braves are AJ Pierzynski's defense away from being 2-0 instead of 0-2 against the high and mighty Washington Nationals.

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Posted 08 April 2016 - 04:25 PM

Kyle Schwarber has a torn ACL from his outfield collision yesterday. That's one of the worries when you have guys who aren't natural outfielders playing out there.

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Posted 08 April 2016 - 04:32 PM

Kyle Schwarber has a torn ACL from his outfield collision yesterday. That's one of the worries when you have guys who aren't natural outfielders playing out there.


Tough blow for the overwhelming WS favorites... my best friend is a diehard Cubs fan and is currently drinking to forget about this situation.

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Posted 08 April 2016 - 04:42 PM

 

Tough blow for the overwhelming WS favorites... my best friend is a diehard Cubs fan and is currently drinking to forget about this situation.

The Dexter Fowler re-signing looks really good for them now. They still have three above average outfielders, plus Javier Baez could play in the OF when he comes back too. They'll definitely still score a ton. 

 

With the Cubs' depth, does this really affect their WS odds that much?


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Posted 08 April 2016 - 04:48 PM

The Dexter Fowler re-signing looks really good for them now. They still have three above average outfielders, plus Javier Baez could play in the OF when he comes back too. They'll definitely still score a ton.

With the Cubs' depth, does this really affect their WS odds that much?


I don't think all that much. Coming from my buddy they have Soler to fill the immediate need. They could also put Bryant out there and have either Baez or Zobrist take over 3B.

Still, watching Schwarber destroy a baseball is a lot of fun. Sucks we won't get to see that this season.
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Posted 08 April 2016 - 09:41 PM

Cardinals hit 3 pinch hit home runs off of the Braves tonight. Never been done before in major league history.

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Posted 09 April 2016 - 01:44 PM

Our old friend, Mike Pelfrey, made his first start of the season for the Tigers this afternoon. 3.2 IP, 6 ER.

 

The only thing that would have made this a more enjoyable debut would have been if he gave those runs up to a team other than the Yankees.


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Posted 09 April 2016 - 01:58 PM

I just came across this odd fact...

 

The Padres' all-time home run champ is Nate Colbert with 163 homers.

 

That's... Holy good god almighty, that's friggin' pathetic.

 

The Padres joined MLB in 1969. This is their 47th season.

 

Even the Marlins and Rays have guys with career numbers higher than that.

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Posted 09 April 2016 - 02:26 PM

 

I just came across this odd fact...

 

The Padres' all-time home run champ is Nate Colbert with 163 homers.

 

That's... Holy good god almighty, that's friggin' pathetic.

 

The Padres joined MLB in 1969. This is their 47th season.

 

Even the Marlins and Rays have guys with career numbers higher than that.

Bonds hit more than that in one season, didn't he? :)

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Posted 09 April 2016 - 11:46 PM

WTF is Nate Colbert?

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#19 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 10 April 2016 - 12:01 AM

WTF is Nate Colbert?

That's why I said.

#20 Mike Sixel

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Posted 11 April 2016 - 12:00 PM

there is a pretty cool article on Fangraphs, where a hitter describes what he was thinking in his 4 ABs......it is also pretty revealing about the difference between pitchers a team knows well, and ones it does not.

 

http://www.fangraphs...-vs-cincinnati/

 

There's always next year, or the next, or maybe by the time I'm Chief's age, I guess....