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2019 MLB Season

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Patrick_S, Mar 19, 2019.

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    My thoughts exactly! That just made my day to see that on my phone just earlier.
     
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    Now the long break from sports until March!

    looking forward to next baseball season!
     
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    Hinch was interviewed by the Mad Dog (Chris Russo) yesterday before game 7, and Hinch said he wouldn’t have argued if Turner wasn’t called out. While the rule may have been interpreted correctly, the ump shouldn’t have made the call
    (Turner ran straight to the base, it was an inaccurate throw, and Turner was maybe a foot inside the line). The Nationals saved the bacon of Holbrook and baseball (maybe Holbrook shouldn’t get any more playoff games going forward).
     
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    Congratulations to the Nationals- amazing run to the trophy (3 comeback wins in elimination games). I wasn’t rooting for either team, but it’s poetic justice that they won due to their getting hosed over that ticky-tack call, and the crew chief wanted to bait Martinez into an ejection.
     
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    Do Astros fans blame Hinch for the loss because he never brought in Cole in the 7th inning?
     
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    As an Astros fan in the Houston area, I don’t, though I think a few fans tweeted as much. The Astros weren’t going to score again anyway, and Harris had been the go-to stopper in situations like that all during the post season. The game was not lost IMO due to any pitching moves Hinch made. The real pitching story was that in the games the Nationals won, the Astros could not hit their pitching.
     
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    The final game of the WS finally drew a sizable audience. I think many people just don't watch until it's a potentially final game, as the ratings were quite low until games 6 and 7 when one team could potentially clinch the series.

    2019 World Series: Game 7 (FOX) (8-11 p.m.) 5.6/24 rating; 21.19 million viewers
     
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    Nope. Hinch wasn't at the plate, hitting for the 'stros. :)

    - Walter.
     
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    The national media is killing Hinch.
     
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    Poor job by Cole after the game- making a statement that he’s not talking to the press as an employee of the team. Gerrit needs enlightenment on how to handle losing, and what doesn’t come off to the public.
     
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    Hinch implied that he was not going to use Cole if the team was behind in the game. This is where I second guess him (bringing in Harris instead of Osuna is debatable- Harris allowed a HR the night before). MLB Radio’s Steve Phillips likes to say holding a deficit is crucial to winning or losing. Bringing in Cole to start the 8th to keep it a 1 run game might have had a different result.
     
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    Congratulations to the Washington Nationals!

    Was he talking to the press in the locker room or the interview tables? If that, when is a player not actually in the game ever get asked to do that? Anyway, the thing I didn't like is Cole wearing a hat afterwards with his agent's logo on it.
    _______

    I loved this article in WaPo today by Thomas Boswell, referencing "Damn Yankees."

    Pay attention to the Washington Nationals’ victory parade Saturday. Make sure those who ride in those cars and sit on that stage appear young and hearty.

    Because if instead Anthony Rendon, Howie Kendrick, Juan Soto, Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and 20 others appear to be elderly men, we will know they truly sold their souls to pull off this once-in-a-century triumph.


    A great read, IMO, If you're so inclined:
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/nationals/nationals-magic-world-series-win/2019/10/31/67671ab2-fb4b-11e9-8906-ab6b60de9124_story.html

    As a Dodger fan, this quote had me:

    Sometimes the baseball gods seem to say, “You’ve done enough. You deserve this. So, here’s a little help.”
    --Thomas Boswell, in today's Washington Post

    It was the bottom of the 9th inning in Game 5 of the NLDS against Washington. 2 outs. Our rookie catcher Will Smith came up. He pounded a pitch that sounded like a sure thing -- a home run -- so much so that the Dodger bench jumped the railing and was ready to pounce on him. But all of a sudden the ball just fell...it seemed like it was swatted down--six inches short of a division series game winning home run, into the glove of a Washington National.

    As happy as I am that the Nationals won the WS this year, I still have that ache in my being for my Dodger team trying to win (getting close to going for over ten years) and then two years in a row getting to the WS and losing and then falling short this year. By 6 inches. Not this year, Dodgers. What if?
     
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    Mets will hire Carlos Beltran to be the next manager
     
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    Ugh. Fucking Van Wagenen
     
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    I can’t help but think that the owner hired an under-qualified guy to be the GM. The Cano/
    Diaz trade never made sense to me, especially when you consider that they’re paying an aging Cano his whole contract. That contract, and Cespedes’s money (over/under is April 30th of next year when he’s injured again) will hamstring the team against improving it.
     
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    Well, Beltran is cheap as he's only getting about a 1M per year to manage the Mets.
     
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    The speculation from some in the media is Strasburg will get a 7 year deal from a team,
    and a number that someone is throwing around
    is $238 million. This is wishful thinking by the media- Strasburg isn’t getting a deal like this.
    He’s 31, and teams have slowed down on giving players over 30 this many years. My prediction is a deal closer to 5/$175 million.
     
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    I think he gets at least six years and that Cole gets 7-8 years.
     
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    Yes I can see giving Cole 7 years- he’s younger, and he’s had a better year than Strasburg.
     
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    I think Strasburg stays with the Nationals at 6/200M.
     

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