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  1. Robert Crawford

    2020 MLB Season

    There are going to be a lot of players signing for normal below market prices. The teams with a smart and patient GM will be able to pick up some good players at bargain prices.
  2. Robert Crawford

    2020 MLB Season

    I used to love him when he was the Cardinals third baseman back in the Bob Gibson days. Dude has to be in his 80's now.
  3. Robert Crawford

    2020 MLB Season

    By the way, the decision to not use Jansen as the closer for the remaining WS games was an organizational decision. If you think Roberts made that decision on his own then I don't think you're paying attention to how these teams heavily into sabermetrics operate today. Decision-making floats...
  4. Robert Crawford

    2020 MLB Season

    Urias only threw 27 pitches so I don’t agree with you especially considering you don’t have a reliable closer. IMO, Roberts had no choice but to stick with a very effective Urias that got 7 outs on just 27 pitches.
  5. Robert Crawford

    2020 MLB Season

    I don't think Roberts got any smarter as I think the game plan was for Urias, if effective was to finish the game, especially because of Jansen's ineffectiveness as a closer in these playoffs. Sabermetrics drives the top teams in MLB. The Dodgers were victorious because they were deeper and...
  6. Robert Crawford

    2020 MLB Season

    It's not entirely Cash's fault. He's taking the flak for the organization. The Rays GM and metric guys should be up there answering questions in the postgame as they're the ones issuing the game plan to Cash.
  7. Robert Crawford

    2020 MLB Season

    Yeah, but wasn't Roberts criticized for doing the same thing in regard to scripted pitching changes when they lost those two WS series? Anyhow, this time it worked out fine for Dodgers, but I think scripted pitching changes are here to stay for a while because the Dodgers were just better at...
  8. Robert Crawford

    2020 MLB Season

    Aren't the Dodgers doing the same thing with scripted pitching changes?
  9. Robert Crawford

    2020 MLB Season

    I'm happy that Kershaw is having a strong WS as I hate when players with great careers get badly stained when they don't have postseason success.
  10. Robert Crawford

    2020 MLB Season

    I want this black eye for MLB as it serves the commissioner right for not punishing the players by not making the Astros ineligible for the post season in 2020.
  11. Robert Crawford

    2020 MLB Season

    It's getting closer.:laugh:
  12. Robert Crawford

    2020 MLB Season

    What do you expect from other fanbases, love and kisses?
  13. Robert Crawford

    2020 MLB Season

    It would be hilarious if that team wins it all as it would illustrate to MLB they need to be careful in expanding the playoffs when a team with a sub-500 regular season record can will it all. I don't mind expanding the playoffs by a few teams, but having 16 teams is ridiculous.
  14. Robert Crawford

    2020 MLB Season

    The Rays were a better team than the Yankees this season.
  15. Robert Crawford

    2020 MLB Season

    We’re all different when it comes to how we enjoy sports and entertainment.
  16. Robert Crawford

    2020 MLB Season

    Seriously, I hate the remaining four teams in the playoffs so my baseball season ended on Friday. I won't be watching any baseball games until next year which is similar to the NBA playoffs.
  17. Robert Crawford

    2020 MLB Season

    Anyhow, go Dodgers!:D
  18. Robert Crawford

    2020 MLB Season

    You’re not sorry because you’re a Yankees hater so continue to rub salt into Yankees fans wounds.
  19. Robert Crawford

    2020 MLB Season

    R.I.P. Whitey Ford one of the greatest Yankees as another sports hero from my youth leaves us.:(
  20. Robert Crawford

    2020 MLB Season

    Which SD was as they finished in second while St. Louis did too, but with a worse winning percentage.
  21. Robert Crawford

    2020 MLB Season

    SD had the better record so it makes sense if played in SD.
  22. Robert Crawford

    2020 MLB Season

    It's been a rough year for me. I was as big of a Cardinals fan as I was a Yankee fan back in the day. I even rooted against the Yankees during the 1964 WS. That 1968 WS broke my heart as I can still remember Curt Flood losing that ball in the sun. When Gibson and Brock retired I was done as...
  23. Robert Crawford

    2020 MLB Season

    My favorite baseball player of all-time has died from cancer. Bob Gibson was my boyhood sports idol. May he R.I.P
  24. Robert Crawford

    2020 MLB Season

    I think most serious baseball fans including Cubs fans know that Bartman wasn't the real culprit for that Cubs playoff loss.
  25. Robert Crawford

    2020 MLB Season

    This will be negotiated with the PA so I expect some kind of compromise, but you never know with these negotiating parties. It's not like they have a partner relationship like they do in the NBA in which the owners, commissioner and players work together as partners.
  26. Robert Crawford

    2020 MLB Season

    I have to admit that I've been a fan of baseball fights.:blush:
  27. Robert Crawford

    2020 MLB Season

    Let's be clear, the reason why they're changing the playoff format is for more TV money due to extra playoff rounds. It's the reason why I think seeing a 144 game schedule is out of the question, perhaps 154 games might be doable, but again, it's going to come down to economics for both the...
  28. Robert Crawford

    2020 MLB Season

    MLB has really become a regional sport in which the local TV ratings are doing much better than the national broadcasts. As a Yankees fan, I hate watching them on Fox or ESPN. My overwhelming preference is on the YES Network and I'm pretty sure it's like that for most baseball fans in regard...
  29. Robert Crawford

    2020 MLB Season

    Let me be clear, I don't have a problem with many of the rule changes like some of you have with them. I don't like this playoff format as is when there is a 162 game schedule because it dilutes the importance of the regular season and finishing with the best record as possible. I'm in favor...
  30. Robert Crawford

    2020 MLB Season

    Of all the rule changes this is the one I dislike the most because it makes the 162 game schedule less significant. Why should a team/owner go all out to win a division when it's possible you can win it all by just being one of eight teams in your league to make the playoffs. IMO, Manfred...