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  • dxmnkd316
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    Unreal to think about a triple crown winner not being a shoo-in.

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  • Spartanforlife4
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    The ASG jerseys were just as awful on the field as they were in the pictures. Hopefully that was a one year experiment.

    But the player mic provided some fun:

    https://twitter.com/majorleaguegifs/...351110148?s=21

    At the beginning of the game they made the argument that what Ohtani is doing right now is more impressive than what Ruth did, because after Ruth went to the Yankees he started to give up pitching and mostly played outfield. In an absolute sense that’s true, but it’s missing the context that Ruth didn’t even have the option to do what Ohtani is doing. I guarantee if Ruth could have been a DH back then he would’ve tried a similar arrangement. Given the advances in the game, what Ohtani is doing is more impressive, but he’s also not out in the field five days a week and then on the mound the next.

    The MVP race will be interesting. Vlad could end up with the triple crown and still lose to Ohtani if he stays consistent to his first half performance.

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  • Kepler
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    LOL

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  • dxmnkd316
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    First derby I watched since I attended in Minnesota.

    Espn sucks fucking *** at cameras and graphics. It couldn't have been worse.

    I was sad to see Ohtani get bounced. His swing was just too good. Seemed like he was on autopilot to pound balls to the gaps. Probably better he didn't keep going and ruin his swing anymore than this already did.

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  • Kepler
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    Alonzo defends his derby title.

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  • The Sicatoka
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    Originally posted by Slap Shot View Post
    'All your baseball cards came to life': The night, 50 years ago, when 22 Hall of Famers played in an All-Star Game for the ages
    You hope a club house attendant or ball boy got something signed by at least one clubhouse.

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  • JF_Gophers
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    Twins only 15 games out at the break. Good job!

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  • Kepler
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    Mets fandom right now.

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  • Slap Shot
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    'All your baseball cards came to life': The night, 50 years ago, when 22 Hall of Famers played in an All-Star Game for the ages

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  • The Sicatoka
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post

    There actually is something to this, it happened with Seaver and Gooden too. Nobody expects you to be the ace. There are many, many pitchers to whom that is an unalloyed blessing. Koosman and Darling and now Stroman seem to be extremely happy just being "wow this guy is amazing and he's only their 2!"
    Not a Mets guy ... was Viola a "happy to be the two-slot" guy also after Minnesota or was he the Mets staff ace?

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by SJHovey View Post

    Berrios might actually thrive as a Met. Here in Minnesota he was expected to be deGrom. In NY, that role has been taken.
    There actually is something to this, it happened with Seaver and Gooden too. Nobody expects you to be the ace. There are many, many pitchers to whom that is an unalloyed blessing. Koosman and Darling and now Stroman seem to be extremely happy just being "wow this guy is amazing and he's only their 2!"

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  • unofan
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    Cubs have lost 11 straight since their no hitter. They are definitely sellers at this point.

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  • The Sicatoka
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    Originally posted by SJHovey View Post

    Berrios might actually thrive as a Met. Here in Minnesota he was expected to be deGrom. In NY, that role has been taken.
    Exactly.
    Berrios is misslotted being in the Twins rotation.

    He's not "Spahn and Sain*", he's more "and pray for rain".


    *"Scott and Deshaies"?

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  • SJHovey
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post

    I like them more than starting AA relievers on 2 days notice (a thing we actually did this year).

    It sounds to me like Berrios is high risk / high reward and that's not what we need. We need Jamie Moyer to soak up 7 innings every fifth day and give up 3 or 4 runs and then we take our chances.

    Berrios might actually thrive as a Met. Here in Minnesota he was expected to be deGrom. In NY, that role has been taken.

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by JF_Gophers View Post

    Do you like high pitch count SO pitchers? He'll give you 5 innings every time. Sometimes you'll get more!

    Last night: 106p, 7in, 10k
    I like them more than starting AA relievers on 2 days notice (a thing we actually did this year).

    It sounds to me like Berrios is high risk / high reward and that's not what we need. We need Jamie Moyer to soak up 7 innings every fifth day and give up 3 or 4 runs and then we take our chances.


    Last edited by Kepler; 07-07-2021, 12:05 PM.

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