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- Dec 1, 1999
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- Tony D.
If Judge went to San Diego, at that dollar amount, that would have sealed the Padres fate of very limited or no success. They couldn’t have made that work.Some reports say the Padres offered 10/400M to Judge.
If Judge went to San Diego, at that dollar amount, that would have sealed the Padres fate of very limited or no success. They couldn’t have made that work.
How Hal Steinbrenner closed the deal with Judge:Some reports say the Padres offered 10/400M to Judge.
I was basing my comment on Machado and Tatis Jr- I forgot about Soto. I don’t see how they can afford to get/keep pitching while they’re paying the position players. My guess is they’re going to have a revolving door of a multitude of farm hands. This won’t work.They're probably anticipating for Soto to leave via FA after 2024 -- he's got Boras as his agent afterall. OR they could always turn around and deal Soto away to restock their farm if things start looking bad in 2023...
They also seemed to make the biggest offer to Turner as well before this.
I hope for the sake of the team and fans they can build a complete team (I doubt they’ll be able to).The Padres finally got somebody this hot stove season to take their money as Xander Bogaerts signed with them for 11/275M.
I hope for the sake of the team and fans they can build a complete team (I doubt they’ll be able to).
They do have some hefty salaries coming off their books vs 2022. No more Wil Myers and Eric Hosmer (each of whom made over $20M/year) and some other smaller, but still significant, salaries. Extending Musgrove ate some of those savings, but there still seemed enough to pay Bogaerts and Soto and most of the raises, etc for the rest.
Guess they probably figured they need to push all in for 2023 while they still have Soto, Darvish, Hader, et al and the Dodgers seem likely enough to regress some... and maybe having Bogaerts will allow Tatis Jr to stay (more) healthy and performing (near enough) 100% all year (in OF instead)...
Still, they probably could use at least 1 more decent SP for the middle-to-back-end of their rotation...
The electronic strike zone will be used in all 30 Class AAA parks in 2023, sources told ESPN, seemingly another significant step toward the implementation of the technology at the big league level in the near future.
The Automatic Balls and Strikes system, commonly referred to as ABS, will be deployed in two different ways. Half of the Class AAA games will be played with all of the calls determined by an electronic strike zone, and the other half will be played with an ABS challenge system similar to that used in professional tennis.
Each team will be allowed three challenges per game, with teams retaining challenges in cases when they are proved correct. MLB's intention is to use the data and feedback from both systems, over the full slate of games, to inform future choices.
There has to be a home plate ump- stuff like checked swings, catcher’s interference calls, things like that.Buster Olney of ESPN is reporting the following:
Frankly, the ABS system can't come fast enough for me as I'm sick and tired of the inconsistent strike zone of umpires. There will still be a home plate umpire.
Good question. I read where there’s going to be experimentation- some games will be all ABS, and other games will have the ump, 3 challenges per team that ABS will be used to confirm or change the call the ump made (I would think the umps would hate this).Maybe it's ben written somewhere, but does the umpire call out what ABS indicates? He gets that info and then says it like he was making the call or what?
While I understand people’s frustration with umpire’s inconsistencies with the strike zone, and some of those guys are jerks, I think it would be sad to for all intents and purposes eliminate the umpire from the game of baseball- they are part of the tradition of the game.Technology over humanity...maybe, maybe not so fast, IMO.
Technology over humanity...maybe, maybe not so fast, IMO.
While I understand people’s frustration with umpire’s inconsistencies with the strike zone, and some of those guys are jerks, I think it would be sad to for all intense and purposes eliminate the umpire from the game of baseball- they are part of the tradition of the game.