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#41 nicksaviking

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 01:38 PM

 

Blackmon signed a nine figure deal into his mid to late thirties. It appears those predicting long term deals were dead may be incorrect.

 

Surely there will be more. But the Rockies are one of those teams that make three head scratching moves for every one non-awful move.


#42 Vanimal46

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 01:43 PM

Blackmon's contract breakdown:

2018: $12 million + $2 million signing bonus

2019-2021: $21 million

2022: $21 million Player Option;

2023: $10 million Player Option, subject to various bonuses and escalators.

Edited by Vanimal46, 04 April 2018 - 01:43 PM.


#43 Mike Sixel

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 04:08 PM

Ohtani with another home run. He was clearly trolling is this spring
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One of the best opening day rosters in years. Now go get 'em.


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Posted 05 April 2018 - 07:18 AM

The Milwaukee Brewers were down to their final strike, until they STRIKED back with back-to-back HRs on 2 pitches.


#45 ashburyjohn

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 08:50 AM

They seemed happy.

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 11:59 PM

Shohei Ohtani appears to be the real deal, folks. Three home runs this week, gets his second start on Sunday. Haven’t watched him pitch yet, but that swing is glorious. All big flies have been 400 footers past the center field fence. Hotchie motchie!

Edited by Pardon My Dinger, 07 April 2018 - 12:00 AM.

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#47 The Wise One

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 02:31 AM

 

Shohei Ohtani appears to be the real deal, folks. Three home runs this week, gets his second start on Sunday. Haven’t watched him pitch yet, but that swing is glorious. All big flies have been 400 footers past the center field fence. Hotchie motchie!

What does Joe Charboneau and Bob Hamelin have in common.Give scouting some time. They will figure out what they can do with Ohtani


#48 TheLeviathan

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 07:43 PM

That Rendon ejection today was pretty ridiculous.I hope the Nationals pursue that with the league office.


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Posted 07 April 2018 - 09:21 PM

That Rendon ejection today was pretty ridiculous.I hope the Nationals pursue that with the league office.


Yeah, Rendon didn’t say a word.
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#50 ashburyjohn

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 07:39 AM

Yeah, Rendon didn’t say a word.

Had to have been some prior buildup. Rendon was called out on strikes in the first inning, too; I didn't find video of that. The bat toss by itself is borderline, but no ump likes to be shown up.

 

OTOH that strike-three pitch when the ejection occurred looked pretty low. If the umpire is calling it that way to punish the batter for griping in the first inning, in effect daring him to say a word, well, I don't support that kind of umpiring.

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 09:41 AM



This is an inexcusable way to lose a baseball game.
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Posted 08 April 2018 - 10:18 AM

This is an inexcusable way to lose a baseball game.

Wait, the batter is permitted to run to first base immediately on a pop-up? This changes everything! :)

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 12:06 PM



This is an inexcusable way to lose a baseball game.

and there is the 1B supposedly deserving of so many Gold Gloves...
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Posted 08 April 2018 - 03:43 PM

Watching Ohtani pitch today. He is ridiculously awesome. And he has had about seven obvious strikes get called ball.

So far, 65 pitches, 5 IP, 10 Ks, no basewalkers allowed.

Edited by jimmer, 08 April 2018 - 03:46 PM.

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 04:15 PM

 

Wowza, JT Chargois v. Buster Posey with the game on the line.

 

Posey wins, 1-1 bottom of 8. Filthy pitch as well. 

 

Still, LA likes/trusts the cajun.

 

edit, doubleplay on the next guy, and JT out.

 

Hmm, miss that guy.

Edited by Monkeypaws, 08 April 2018 - 04:18 PM.


#56 Mike Sixel

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 04:26 PM

At least they have kinley instead....

Also, the dodgers appear to trust unproven guys. Way more than this squad does

Edited by Mike Sixel, 08 April 2018 - 04:40 PM.

One of the best opening day rosters in years. Now go get 'em.


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Posted 08 April 2018 - 06:05 PM

 



This is an inexcusable way to lose a baseball game.

 

LOLOLOL.

 

 

 

LOLOL.

 

 

 

lol.

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 10:59 AM

Jose Bautista signs a minor league deal with Atlanta, and will play 3B for their minor league team(s).

#59 PseudoSABR

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 11:20 PM

Alex Cobb has gotten knocked around (and that's putting it lightly) in his first two starts.Did signing late lead, at least in part, to such results?


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Posted 20 April 2018 - 11:04 AM

Taijuan Walker out for the year with TJ surgery. Big hit for Arizona but they at least have some depth.