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#21 FlauerPauer

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 12:37 PM

When do you guys think Brent Rooker is going to get his chance? Been crushing AAA lately.

 

Really like Arraez. He may end up being a key piece in a trade moving forward.

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 12:37 PM

 

Cave is like 25 and already has grey in his beard. Yikes. 

I'm 32 with plenty of grey in my beard, and also bald

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#23 MNT1996

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 12:37 PM

Cave is just a liability at this point


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Posted 22 June 2019 - 12:38 PM

 

Cave is like 25 and already has grey in his beard. Yikes. 

 

He's quite a distinguished 25.


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Posted 22 June 2019 - 12:39 PM

cave should borrow sano's new bat.

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 12:39 PM

Sano should not be bashed for his defense on the near-triple play. As PDX said he played it correctly. His responsibility during a rundown is to stay at least a few feet toward home plate from third base. If he's standing on the bag it creates a potential opening for the runner in the rundown to get back to the base. If anything it should have been Polanco or even Rosario backing up Sano at the base.

 

 

 

Edited by Nine of twelve, 22 June 2019 - 12:40 PM.

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#27 MNT1996

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 12:40 PM

 

cave should borrow sano's new bat.

 

I think Rooker should borrow Cave's spot on the roster

Edited by MNT1996, 22 June 2019 - 12:40 PM.

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 12:40 PM

Sano goes deep again?

 

 

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 12:41 PM

No walks Jose!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


#30 operation mindcrime

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 12:44 PM

I'm 32 with plenty of grey in my beard, and also bald

You should by a wig from that guy in Goodfellas!!! :)

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 12:46 PM

 

You should by a wig from that guy in Goodfellas!!! :)

Maureys, Wigs !!!

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 12:46 PM

Warning, nitpick alert:

On the unusual play in the bottom of the first Dicknjack referred to the contact between Merrifield and Astudillo as possible obstruction. This is incorrect. Interference is when a baserunner illegally interferes with a fielder or a ball in play. Obstruction is when a fielder illegally obstructs a baserunner's progress. It may not seem like a big deal but these guys have been involved with baseball in one way or another for probably 100 years between them. They are ostensibly professionals. I don't think it's too much to ask for them to use correct terminology.

Thank you for indulging me.

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 12:48 PM

 

Warning, nitpick alert:

On the unusual play in the bottom of the first Dicknjack referred to the contact between Merrifield and Astudillo as possible obstruction. This is incorrect. Interference is when a baserunner illegally interferes with a fielder or a ball in play. Obstruction is when a fielder illegally obstructs a baserunner's progress. It may not seem like a big deal but these guys have been involved with baseball in one way or another for probably 100 years between them. They are ostensibly professionals. I don't think it's too much to ask for them to use correct terminology.

Thank you for indulging me.

I believe this is the second time you have correctly pointed this out. If only Dickbert would lurk the game thread.

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#34 MNT1996

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 12:48 PM

Polanco is just a hitting machine

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 12:49 PM

CROM!!!!!!!
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Posted 22 June 2019 - 12:51 PM

 

CROM!!!!!!!

CJ Cron has as many RBI through yesterday's game as Mauer had for the entire 2018 season.

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#37 Nine of twelve

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 12:52 PM

 

I believe this is the second time you have correctly pointed this out. If only Dickbert would lurk the game thread.

Hey, thanks for paying attention! Yes, it's the second time recently. Unfortunately I have trouble restraining myself from pointing out mistakes that should not be made.

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 12:53 PM

Ran an errand so missed Sano's blast. He must read this site, because he followed our advice to a T(D) -- let a couple balls go by, then swing. Works every time.

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 12:54 PM

Cron should have been standing on first base. Infield fly was called so he did not have to be in position to try to advance to second. A major leaguer should know that. I'll give him a break that it was a brain cramp but I'll bet he'll be reminded about that in the dugout.

Edit: see post #37.

Edited by Nine of twelve, 22 June 2019 - 12:56 PM.


#40 MNT1996

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 12:55 PM

Back to wasting opportunities i see




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