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  • Jimjamesak
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
    55 WAR seemed borderline but I did not know how other C stack up. He is 11th and 9 of the 10 above him are in. Only Torre isn't and he spent much of his career at 1B.

    Seems to me he should be in if he was a decent defensive C. I have no idea -- he's not in any way a memorable player to me, but I am not much of an AL fan.
    Not memorable?

    Well played Mauer…

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  • Deutsche Gopher Fan
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    The person who wrote that dumb fan piece kepler linked is gonna having some serious tears if he gets in first ballot.

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  • JF_Gophers
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
    55 WAR seemed borderline but I did not know how other C stack up. He is 11th and 9 of the 10 above him are in. Only Torre isn't and he spent much of his career at 1B.

    Seems to me he should be in if he was a decent defensive C. I have no idea -- he's not in any way a memorable player to me, but I am not much of an AL fan.
    His easiest comp is buster posey who a lot of people think is a shoe in for the hall, and he leads him pretty much everywhere except world series wins.

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  • Slap Shot
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    He won 3 gold gloves I believe. He'd probably had been more memorable if not for the Twins doing absolutely nothing in his 4 post-season appearances.
    Last edited by Slap Shot; 01-23-2024, 04:20 PM.

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  • Kepler
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    55 WAR seemed borderline but I did not know how other C stack up. He is 11th and 9 of the 10 above him are in. Only Torre isn't and he spent much of his career at 1B.

    Seems to me he should be in if he was a decent defensive C. I have no idea -- he's not in any way a memorable player to me, but I am not much of an AL fan.
    Last edited by Kepler; 01-23-2024, 04:14 PM.

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  • Deutsche Gopher Fan
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    Originally posted by JF_Gophers View Post

    Lol. Technically correct I guess, but totally missing the point. Haters gonna hate.
    Nolan Ryan wouldn’t be in the hall if he wasn’t a pitcher I guess. lol

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  • JF_Gophers
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    Originally posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post
    I think he’ll get it.

    Handy and I know a guy who hates Mauer. Just hates him. Last week, he texted me “Mauer wouldn’t even be considered for HOF if he wasn’t a catcher”

    …..
    Lol. Technically correct I guess, but totally missing the point. Haters gonna hate.

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  • Deutsche Gopher Fan
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    I think he’ll get it.

    Handy and I know a guy who hates Mauer. Just hates him. Last week, he texted me “Mauer wouldn’t even be considered for HOF if he wasn’t a catcher”

    …..

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  • JF_Gophers
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    Originally posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post
    3 hours until we find out the new HOF class.

    if Mauer makes it, he’ll be the first player who was born in the 1980s elected
    Since he will have a pretty high percentage, based on revealed votes. Even if he falls short, he's a good bet to get in soon. Which makes me less anxious about it.

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  • Deutsche Gopher Fan
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    3 hours until we find out the new HOF class.

    if Mauer makes it, he’ll be the first player who was born in the 1980s elected

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  • Spartanforlife4
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    Originally posted by Bronco View Post
    If the Tigers, Wings, and Pistons could all be on Prime, then I don't see how cable exists in Michigan. You can get a 15 dollar sub to Prime, then a 10? sub to ESPN+ and cover basically all games.
    You already don’t need cable to watch them if they’re on the local broadcast. The Bally App is like 20 a month. ESPN+ won’t actually get you anything because it blacks out local markets. And you still need cable to get games on ESPN or Fox Sports apps because those require cable log ins, so national games wouldn’t be available for ESPN or FS1 or TNT and the like.

    Plus it definitely won’t be rolled into the Prime subscription. It might be discounted at first but it’ll for sure be an add-on, so it’s really 15 for Prime plus 15-20 for Detroit pro sports.

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  • Russell Jaslow
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    Originally posted by Bronco View Post
    If the Tigers, Wings, and Pistons could all be on Prime, then I don't see how cable exists in Michigan. You can get a 15 dollar sub to Prime, then a 10? sub to ESPN+ and cover basically all games.
    But you can bet those streaming prices will start going up as they continue to spend money on sports rights. Just like the streaming TV providers are now no longer that much cheaper than cable/satellite.

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  • Bronco
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    If the Tigers, Wings, and Pistons could all be on Prime, then I don't see how cable exists in Michigan. You can get a 15 dollar sub to Prime, then a 10? sub to ESPN+ and cover basically all games.

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  • Russell Jaslow
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    Originally posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
    Amazon invests in Diamond Sports as part of bankruptcy restructuring of Bally.

    Still not clear what will happen beyond this season for the NBA and NHL, but for at least five MLB teams they will be available on Prime this year. Detroit, KC, Miami, Milwaukee, and Tampa all have their direct to consumer rights purchased by Amazon for this season.

    I've seen some celebrate this because it means no more Bally, but I'm not sure how much this actually changes. It's still Diamond sports producing and unless Amazon offers a lower add-on price, this actually became more expensive for fans because now they'll need Prime on top of their local sports sub.
    I read that the plan is still have all the games available through cable/satellite.

    So, don't know what the longterm plans are for Amazon, but for now, it appears to be a straight investment deal.

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  • Spartanforlife4
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    Amazon invests in Diamond Sports as part of bankruptcy restructuring of Bally.

    Still not clear what will happen beyond this season for the NBA and NHL, but for at least five MLB teams they will be available on Prime this year. Detroit, KC, Miami, Milwaukee, and Tampa all have their direct to consumer rights purchased by Amazon for this season.

    I've seen some celebrate this because it means no more Bally, but I'm not sure how much this actually changes. It's still Diamond sports producing and unless Amazon offers a lower add-on price, this actually became more expensive for fans because now they'll need Prime on top of their local sports sub.

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