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Posted - Jul 7 2019 : 3:23PM
I just heard that Christian Yelich had to pull out of the Homerun Derby due to a back injury and will be replaced by Chapman of the A's.

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Posted - Jul 7 2019 : 11:28PM
We have officially reached the All Star break. The Twins are definitely the biggest surprise. I predicted them to be a Wild Card team but they will win the AL Central. The Dodgers won't finish below .500 (one of my bold predictions) but I will predict they will choke (as always) in the playoffs. Unfortunately all the division races are over which is bad for baseball. The only good race in the NL Central.

As for the Phillies I predicted them at 93 wins and since backed off. I have them all the way down to 83 wins now. Aaron Nola has looked more like himself lately but the offense is inconsistent and the pitching is a joke. Vince Velasquez and Nick Pivetta need to be either sent to AAA or designated for assignment. With a poor farm system there is not much they can do to add a quality starter at the deadline.

 
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The Twins have had a fantastic first half, however, I wouldn't give them the division title just yet. The Cleveland Indians got hot (carrying a 6-game winning streak into the All-Star break) and currently sit 5.5 games back. That's a nice cushion for Minnesota, but certainly not insurmountable for Cleveland; mind you, it was only like three weeks ago the Indians were 10+ games behind the Twins.

In regards to the Dodgers, I'm fuckin' amazed by how good they are. I figured they'd win their division, but I didn't think they'd be "head and shoulders" above every other team in the National League like they had been the past two years. The franchise just keeps getting better-Cody Bellinger has suddenly become the best hitter in baseball not named Mike Trout and their starting rotation - all of a sudden - is outstanding. It's hard to imagine the Dodgers not making the World Series for the third consecutive year.

As for the lack of division races, the N.L. West is obvious. I don't expect the A.L. East (Yankees show no signs of falling) or A.L. West (Astros are clearly way better than their division rivals) to be close going into September, either. On the otherhand, I can see there being close races in the A.L. Central, N.L. Central and N.L. East come September. The N.L. Central has no great team in it, the Cubs, Brewers and Cardinals are underachieving while the Pirates and Reds aren't far behind. In the N.L. East, I can definitely see the Nationals putting some heat on the Braves, especially since Washington has essentially had the best record in baseball since late May.

Looking back at my predictions at the start of the season (posted on Page 19 of this thread), the only picks I'd take back at this moment are the Red Sox winning the A.L. East and the Cardinals winning the World Series.


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Posted - Jul 9 2019 : 3:01PM
Friends -

All Star Break.

In 15 major league seasons, Justin Verlander has never given up more than 30 home runs in any full season. THIS season he has given up 26 homers AT THE ALL STAR BREAK. So far, he has given up as many homers as he has walks.

A ROOKIE leads the majors with 31 homers at the break.

The Padres have three guys who are on pace to hit 40 homers this season. (And they would have had four if Fernando Tatis Jr. hadn't missed 35 games so far.) Last year they had no one hit even 30 homers for the whole season. The Pads are also on pace to have SIX guys hit 25+ homers this season. And all of this while playing in historically pitcher-friendly Petco Park. And all of this while the Pads are at the bottom of the league in team batting, in runs scored, and in RBIs, where they've been for most of their history. Meaning as a team they still can't hit, but suddenly they can hit HOME RUNS.

Nah, the ball's not juiced.

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Edited by - BSD on 7/9/2019 3:09:18 PM

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Posted - Jul 9 2019 : 11:10PM
I'm tired of hearing about all this talk if the balls are juiced or not. I don't care one way or the other. I don't think the balls are juiced, teams are implementing launch angle and all that analytic crap. Funny how in the All Star game pitching beat good hitting and the same will happen in the post season.

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Posted - Jul 9 2019 : 11:28PM
Friends -

Sixteen strikeouts for one team in an All Star Game.

Yeah, that's All Star hitting.

I don't think it is good pitching. I just think it is indicative of the current game and the current approaches at the plate.

It is either home run or strike out.

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Posted - Jul 9 2019 : 11:35PM
I agree with your disagreeing that the balls are juiced. Like you said, launching baseballs is what all of these guys are being trained to do now. And the way baseball commentators talk about "launch angle" and "exit velocity" during games now makes me:

Even if MLB actually has juiced the balls, their strategy ain't really working when it comes to increasing fan interest. I know that attendance league-wide is down like 10% and I'm guessing there hasn't been any improvement in TV ratings. And despite this "swing for the fences" style of play nowadays, there aren't any players even approaching 60+ home runs in a season. If there were one or two guys who could challenge the single-season HR records, that could actually be something that gets the nation's attention.

Edited by - Mass Facialties on 7/9/2019 11:35:54 PM


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Posted - Jul 9 2019 : 11:58PM
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MASS -

Most of the guys that were all the 55+ homer guys a generation ago were juiced themselves. That's the major difference that I see now. That's the main reason you don't see guys approaching those numbers now. And they all were free swingers who struck out a lot, just like all the players now. With one exception. Bonds would only swing at strikes. And he WOULD take walks. You can't get guys to take walks now. And the teams don't mind the strikeouts.

Besides, it's not the big power hitters hitting their homers, whether it's 45 or 65 homers in a seson that illustrates the new day in baseball. It's the guy who used to hit 15 to 20 homers AND bat .300 who is now hitting 25 to 30 homers, batting under .270, and striking out twice as much as that guy used to that is the new normal.

And the juiced baseballs.

Smile.

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Posted - Jul 10 2019 : 12:19AM
I do agree with you on either home run or strike out. Gone are the days of guys hitting for high average. I still think the pitching is good. You have guys coming out of the bullpen throwing 100+ even starters hurling it that hard. Pitchers attack the hitters' weakness and if guys are gonna try to hit a HR every at bat they will strike out more times than not so it is a combination. I will be shocked if we see high HR totals in the post season cuz that's when good pitching shuts down good hitting.

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Posted - Jul 10 2019 : 12:26AM
I agree, it does not have my attention. As you know the Phillies give up more homers than they hit so we don't see the crazy HR totals. I haven't watched the Phils lately. I peak in here and there but they are unwatchable. Idc if other teams hit homers cuz unlike the NFL (I watch all teams besides the Eagles) I don't watch any other baseball. Its the most localized sport. Teams that are beyond awful like Baltimore will get no ratings and I am sure the Phillies' ratings will go down. There are way too many games to keep interest. That's why with 16 games in the NFL its do or die every week.

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Posted - Jul 12 2019 : 10:43PM
What a great idea first game post All Star break the Phillies start their ace...oh wait that's what they should of done instead of starting trash aka Nick Pivetta. I'm down to 79 wins with this joke of a team.
 
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Posted - Jul 13 2019 : 12:14AM
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Uh, well, the lineup putting up 0 runs was a problem, too.

There are a lot of problems with the Phillies, but for me the the BIGGEST by far is the underachieving batting lineup. Segura, Harper, Hoskins and Realmuto are all producing far less than what was expected. Add to that a mediocre Cesar Hernandez and terrible Maikel Franco, it's no wonder the Phillies' offensive ranks are in the bottom half of the National League. Considering the team's upcoming schedule, it appears more likely that the Phillies will be sellers at the deadline rather than buyers.

 
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Posted - Jul 13 2019 : 1:48AM
In this day and age, the word unbelievable is so overused, but I think the term is applicable for what happened in Anaheim tonight:

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Posted - Jul 13 2019 : 9:32AM
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Friends -

Apart from the World Series Championship 17 years ago, this may have been the most emotional night in Angels' history.

From the strike that Skaggs' Mom threw, to Trout's monstrous first inning homer, to the pitchers holding it down for the no-hittter, to the guys all leaving their #45 jerseys on the mound after the game, it was perfect.

Hard not to be moved by the whole thing.

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Posted - Jul 13 2019 : 12:44PM
You can use so many adjectives to describe it. What an incredible feat in honor of their teammate.

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Mass now this is unbelievable!

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I tuned into to some of the Phillies game tonight, first time in a month that I watched 15-20 mins. Trash describes this team. Gabe Kapler is one gutless dude. Maikel Franco grounds out doesn't hussle and if he was would have been safe. Kapler keeps him in the game. The players run him. Too many times guys don't hussle and he does not bench them, its a joke...like the bullpen. These losers in the pen need to be DFA or in AAA. Eudray Ramos has been trash for years. Yanksal Rios more trash. Zach Eflin is trash too. I'm down to 75 wins now. I'll be shocked if I tune into 15-20 mins of game time for the rest of the season. I checked out a long time ago.
 
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LOL, I almost went to this game tonight. The Dodgers showed no signs of sluggishness despite their game up in Boston ending at 12:50 AM ET this morning. Remarkably, it was the Phillies who were sluggish and showing a lack of hustle. I figured Kapler would make it through this season regardless of how bad things got, but I'm not so sure now. Tonight's rout might be an indicator of how bad this 4-game Dodgers series will be, but it's really what happened before this series started tonight that sunk this Phillies season. Starting June 14 and ending yesterday (July 14), the Phillies played 25 straight games against NL East opponents. The record breakdown versus each opponent:

(2-4) Braves
(1-5) Nationals
(6-1) Mets
(1-5) Marlins

So, they went 10-15 over the past month.

Oh, by the way, the Braves are running away with the division. They won their fifth straight tonight and sit 7.5 games up on second-place Washington.


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Posted - Jul 15 2019 : 11:52PM
^ Good thing you didn't go! I hope Kapler is fired after the season cuz as of now they keep giving him a vote of confidence which is a joke. Like I said all the divison races are over except the NL Central...yawn...I'm ready for football. Oh and Vince Velasquez pitches tomorrow...more trash. Phillies will be below .500 by the weekend.
 
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Posted - Jul 16 2019 : 2:46PM
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That's why they have the wildcard. Plenty of teams still alive for those 4 slots. The season ends, you win one game, and , amazingly, are in the same position as the division winners. You don't have home field advantage which means squat in baseball.

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Posted - Jul 16 2019 : 10:57PM
^ Phillies will not make the second wild card. Have you seen the trash in their bullpen? They barely have anyone they can trade for someone decent and the starting pitching except for Aaron Nola is a dumpster fire. Plus they have the most clueless manger in baseball.
 
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Posted - Jul 17 2019 : 12:31AM
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I didn't reference the Fightin Phils. My point was runaway divisional races don't end the interest of fans who believe their team might eek out a wildcard spot. It's one of the reasons more teams will be buyers as we approach the trade deadline at the end of this month. You have a better idea than me as to whether the Phillies can hang on to the 2nd wildcard spot they hold at this exact moment in time. I know many of their fans aren't going to give up on the season in mid July. Look at the rest of the teams in the mix, they have plenty of flaws as well.

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Posted - Jul 17 2019 : 12:49AM
^ I think the runaway division races are bad for baseball. There are too many games to begin with and I think the causal fan doesn't care. I could care less myself plus I only watch the Phillies and well I haven't watched them much this season cuz I am not gonna waste time watching a bad team. I've always said baseball is the most localized sport. Most Phillies fans are fed up...at least talk radio was ablaze. I gave up on the Phillies season a month ago. I agree with you the other teams have flaws cuz the NL is below medicore beside the Braves and Dodgers. One of those flawed teams whether its the Brewers Cardinals etc will probably make a move better than the Phillies can assuming those teams (or others) have better prospects to trade to get value. That's why I don't see the Phillies in the mix for a playoff spot, other teams won't want to trade with them cuz of the lack of prospects the Phillies can offer. I also don't think a team would want Makiel Franco or Cesar Hernandez especially after Franco was benched for not hustling and dreadful numbers since June 1. I wish someone would trade for them cuz at this point Idk which player I hate more.

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Reports coming out today are that the Phillies gave GM Matt Klentack a three year extension BEFORE the season started. Well maybe they should have waited cuz at this point he deserves to be fired. All of the moves he made last off season have blown up in his face. The worst was David Robertson. Andrew McCuthen was a good move but he got hurt. Segara, Realmuto, and Haper have all under performed. He didn't address the starting pitching and its been a disaster all season. The Phillies are 266-315 under his watch. This ownership group is clueless. If somebody doesn't get fired after this season I guess they are telling fans they love being mediocre...that won't fly in Philly. I would clean house at season's end...Kapler, hitting and pitching coach. Klentack would be the fall guy next season although I don't trust him to hire a good manager so it might make sense to get rid of him too.
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Posted - Jul 18 2019 : 1:58AM
Tonight's 7:05 PM ET Dodgers-Phillies game just ended...at 1:42 AM ET. At around 8 o'clock, in the top of the 3rd inning, the game was stopped due to rain. It wasn't until 10:38 PM that the game started again. Phillies lost 7-2, managing just two hits (singles) in the game. The series wraps up later today with the fourth game...at 12:35 PM.

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^ And to make it even worse (I don't care wouldn't watch anyways) the game is on YouTube
 
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Posted - Jul 19 2019 : 3:20AM
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Yeah, I did not know about that. I was actually thinking about going to a bar for lunch to watch the game, but I ended up not having the afternoon free. I actually watched the first inning on my iPad; the picture quality of the YouTube broadcast was really good, but I'm still somebody who does not like to watch sports, TV shows and movies on a cellphone or tablet. Really, porn is the only thing I watch on my iPad.

As for the game, the Phils managed to win and split the 4-game series.


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Posted - Jul 19 2019 : 1:27PM
The Phillies added more garbage to their rotation today...Drew Smyly who was good a few years ago. He was cut by Texas last month after posting an 8.42 ERA in 51 1/3 innings. He opted out of his minor league deal with the Brewers. Great signing Matt Klentak. Smyly is the same guy as Eflin, Pivetta, and Velazquez. Trash being replaced with more trash.
 
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Excerpts from the article:

The late Roy Halladay has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

His widow, Brandy, delivered the speech and fought back tears as she spoke. The 40-year-old Halladay was killed in a plane crash in November 2017.

"I knew I was going to cry at some point. It's overwhelming the amount of people here today," she said. "I'm so grateful you're here. I can't tell you how many hugs I've gotten. They have extended so much love and friendship. I'm so grateful.

Congrats Doc! RIP

 
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He is enshrined with no team logo on his cap. I thought that was a first, but it turns out it's not. In fact, another guy inducted yesterday, Mike Mussina, also opted to be enshrined without a logo on his cap. There are now four players in the Hall with no logo, Catfish Hunter and Greg Maddux are the other two.


 
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Posted - Jul 23 2019 : 4:34AM
With all the losing lately, is their farm system getting any better?

One thing the Tigers might want to do is make their ballpark a little less "pitcher-friendly". Their best hitter right now, not to mention their most valuable trade commodity, OF Nick Castellanos, recently lamented Comerica Park's deep outfield:


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^ Nope. The farm system is as bereft of talent as it was under Dombrowski, which should be no surprise.

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Posted - Jul 26 2019 : 1:26PM
Believe it or not Detroit has fewer wins than Baltimore.

Here is an interesting stat about Manny Machado who I've always said you can't win with him and he doesn't contribute to wins even when he hits well. So far this season San Diego is 1-6 when Machado has three or more hits.

 
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Posted - Jul 26 2019 : 3:06PM
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Meh, I take that fluky stat with a grain of salt. What I do take seriously, though, is all the statistical categories he's better than Bryce Harper in this season: AVG (.274 versus .256), HR (25 versus 17), OPS (.856 versus .841) and WAR (2.8 versus 1.4). About the only category Bryce has got Manny beat in is strikeouts, where Bryce is third in MLB with 119 and Manny has 85. Mind you, the hitters Harper has around him on the Phillies are better than what Machado has with the Padres.

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Posted - Jul 26 2019 : 3:36PM
^ Meh...none of that matters cuz the bottom line is wins...Padres 48...Phillies 54. I'll take Harper over Machado 100 out of 100 times. Machado will never win in San Diego. He will collect his paycheck and continue to put up hollow numbers.

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Posted - Jul 26 2019 : 5:34PM
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Friends -

That is because Manny Machado doesn't pitch.

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Edited by - BSD on 7/27/2019 1:16:26 AM


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^ Maybe he would be a better pitcher but he is a dirty player so he would bean everyone. Speaking of pitching, last night Baltimore's Stevie Wilkerson become the first position player ever to record a save (saves became an official stat in 1969). The utility man had a 1-2-3 16th inning in which he threw breaking ball after breaking ball. Of the 14 pitches he threw none were faster than 54 mph.

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Posted - Jul 27 2019 : 1:13AM
PHILLY26 -

Dawg, you gotta open a window and get some fresh air.

You hate Manny Machado, we got it. You think he's a dirty player. Okay, you're not alone in that sentiment. A lot of folks think that. But to come in with some esoteric stat about Machado goin' 3 for 4 in a bunch of games that the Padres lose, and then try to extrapolate that out as some sort of illustration of Machado's worthlessness to the team effort is just weak. It's nonsensical. Machado is a better player than Bryce Harper. Period. He is this season, he has been for their careers. How they turn out comparatively at the conclusions of their careers remains to be seen.

But if you hate Manny Machado because he's so dirty, then by that logic you must really hate Chase Utley as well. Cuz Utley was consistently repped as one of the dirtiest players in baseball, BY OTHER PLAYERS, for the entirety of his career. With lots of evidence to support that view. And we all know that Philadelphia and Phillie fans sucked Utley's dick for 15 years.

Life's too short man, go get laid.

BSD


Edited by - BSD on 7/27/2019 1:41:38 AM

 
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"And we all know that Philadelphia and Phillie fans sucked Utley's dick for 15 years."

I liked him 'n all (his #26 home jersey is the last Philly sports player jersey I've ever bought), but I gotta admit the fan base's love for Chase has always been a bit over-the-top. On the other hand, I've always thought that Jimmy Rollins and Ryan Howard were overscrutinized and underappreciated by the fans.


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Posted - Jul 27 2019 : 11:02PM
My window is open now but I just feel hot air and frankly I don't care what you have to say. Tell me a time Machado won something...I'll wait. Don't tell me on the Dodgers either cuz he was traded there mid season. If you think he is better than Harper more power to you. Utley is my all time favorite player and played the game the right way.

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Posted - Jul 27 2019 : 11:07PM
Gabe Kapler needs to be fired. Sure the Braves are a solid team but damn the Phillies are just laying down in this series. Sure the pitching has been a trainwreck but someone has to take the fall for this season. It has to be Kapler and pitching coach Chris Young.
 
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I don't know, man, as I was watching the lefty pitch last night, I had flashbacks of Cole Hamels.

(He actually has pitched great in his first two starts. Granted, he was facing two of the more weaker National League lineups in the Pirates and Giants.)

Today was MLB's trade deadline day, by the way. As has become the case in this day and age, the majority of the trades were centered around obscure relief pitchers. Initial observations are that the Atlanta Braves did the most to improve their bullpen, with Detroit Tigers closer Shane Greene being their big get. And just when it looked like none of the juggernauts were going to make a big move, the Houston Astros agreed to trade for starting pitcher Zack Greinke from the Arizona Diamondbacks right before the deadline. They now have three starting pitchers with an ERA under 3.00: Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole and Zack Greinke. They have another starter, Wade Miley, who has an ERA just a slight tick over 3.00 (3.06, to be exact). So, needless to say, the Astros made themselves the overwhelming favorite to win the American League pennant. As for those other juggernauts...the Yankees didn't do anything to improve their starting rotation, while the Dodgers and Red Sox did nothing to bolster their bullpen.

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Castellanos will now be playing his home games in one of the more homer-friendly ballparks after he was dealt to the Chicago Cubs today.

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I have only seen him from highlights (as you know I am done watching them) but he has pitched well. Maybe he is better suited for the NL cuz the line ups aren't as deep.

My pick of the Astros to win it all it looking really good after acquiring Grenkie. If I was the Dodgers I would have given up top prospects for bullpen help to have a better chance to win the World Series. Dodgers billpen have blown five games the last two post seasons. Houston is the favorite to win it all and Atlanta could be a dark horse in the NL with the bullpen pieces they added.


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The Oriole Phanatic? The Met Phanatic? The Dodger Phanatic?


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Last shows why Gabe Kapler should be fired. He is an absolute moron. Knowing that he is short in the bullpen, how do you run out of pitchers?! He has shown since his time as manger he does not know how to utilize a bullpen. Zac Eflin pitched two scoreless innings and since he is use to starting he could have gone much longer and he lifts him for a pinch runner in Vince Velasquez. Are you shitting me? Okay Velasquez baled him out with a great throw home to gun a runner out but when you are in the thick of the Wild Card race Roman Quinn has no business pitching in the 14th inning. Kapler was waving the white flag. You really think Quinn is picth a few scoreless innings and who would have pitched next? On top of that the Phils had bases loaded so many times and failed every time. Harper, Hoskins, and Realmuto were a combined 2-18. Realmuto has been awful and so has the $330 million man. If Harper continues down this path in the coming years it will be one of the worst if not the worst signing in Philadelphia sports history. Oh and I hope they get rid of the Phanatic. I'm tired of that stupid thing getting in my way during games.
 
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Geez, you hate the Phillie Phanatic? Damn, man, you're like Mr. Negativity.

I actually had the pleasure of attending that crazy game Friday night...and, yes, I did stay for all of it-the last out was recorded at 12:36 AM EST. While it sucked that they lost 'n all, I gotta say it was one of the more dramatic regular season games I can remember attending; it'll certainly be one I remember years from now. With that being said, Kapler really botched things late (even before Roman Quinn was forced to take the mound for two innings) and I for one am frightened by just how much Bryce Harper is underachieving. As of right now, I'm thinking of only going to one more game this season...if Cole Hamels makes a start in one of the Cubs' games here in Philly (August 13-15), I plan on going to that game. He just made his first start off the injured list today, so if the Cubs' 5-man starting rotation stays the same, he will be starting the second game of that series on Aug. 14.


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^ Indeed I hate the Phanatic but not as much as Kapler and Klentak.

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Friends -

The Padres continue to be..., the PADRES.

At the deadline they traded Franmil Reyes who has 27 home runs so far this season, was a huge fan and media favorite, and was the most vibrant and popular personality in the clubhouse, for a player who is batting .230, in DOUBLE A minor league ball. Hasn't even seen Triple-A, let alone Major League pitching. .230 in Double-A.

Now the Pads did have a glut of outfielders, so it was determined that Reyes or Hunter Renfroe, (oh yeah, Renfroe LEADS the team with 30 homers), was gonna get traded. Why, you ask, did either Reyes OR Renfroe have to be traded since they've both been so productive this season?

Because two years ago the Padres gave outfielder Will Meyers $83 million dollars and he has been terrible since then. Meyers can't even make the lineup now. So now the Pads can't even GIVE Meyers and his contract away. So a much more productive outfielder had to go. But at least they were gonna get a pitcher for one of these productive outfielders, right? NOPE. That kid that can't hit Double-A pitching? An outfielder.

Five playoff appearances in 50 years of existence, none since 2006. The Pads have won 1 World Series Game, (two WS appearances), in 50 years of existence.

Petco is a beautiful ballpark in a beautiful setting downtown on the harbor in San Diego. I drive right by it at least four or five times a week. And I've been in it only three times in the last three years. (And that's only when the Phillies come in.) I wanna pull for the Padres, been tryin' for 40 years, but the futility and constant mismanagement has just worn me down.

And the beat goes on...

BSD

Edited by - BSD on 8/4/2019 10:16:30 AM

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