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  1. 5 points
    I give you the worst home run footage of all time:
  2. 4 points
    I assume this is sarcasm, but I'll respond anyway. People were complaining about him striking out too much (and to some extent that he wasn't walking much) when he was destroying the ball for Winston-Salem. His approach seems to have changed based on early numbers in Birmingham. He has more walks with Birmingham (5) than he had in about twice as many PA with W-S (4). His K rate is much lower (16.3% vs. 23.8%) in AA. We're obviously dealing with a small sample size, but it's a good sign that he is improving in some ways while the other numbers aren't coming as easily as they did in A ball. I understand looking at box scores everyday and getting caught up in a small slump and noticing batting average because it's visible in every box. Madrigal I get worried about, but Robert will be a good player. Maybe he has a shot to be a great one, too.
  3. 2 points
    All bunting does there is slightly increase your chance of tying the game, but it does not meaningfully increase your chance of winning the game bc You just put a bullet in the belly of your chance to score multiple runs. And that’s with a successful bunt. 99% of major-league players have no business trying to lay down a bunt at all. Quite frankly we should see players bunting as often as we see a straight steal of home. That’s how rare it is for the stars to align making it the best strategy available.
  4. 2 points
    If he has TJ I'm cutting my loses now tbh. I'm not paying him in 2020 to keep him around so we can see if maybe he could pitch when it should absolutely be go time for the team.
  5. 2 points
    First AA Homer for La Pantera
  6. 2 points
    Right, my critiques are more specifically how they setup that narrative not the story arc itself. It just needed more time to show. It would be fine as a wikipedia page, it just didn't work within thrones where there has been such dedicated character and world building.
  7. 2 points
    I do like this very much. I love the 80's. Good early 80's song.
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  9. 2 points
    I‘ll just say this: The mental gymnastics some people are willing to do to knock Madrigal are pretty amazing.
  10. 1 point
    Kubat 26 yo lhp. Third start at AA. All seven innings. gives up first run so 21ip 14h 1r 0w 17k. Could we get some info on his stuff? Could we pretty please have a late bloomer on our hands who becomes something?
  11. 1 point
    Exactly my thoughts, I would much rather McCann catch our younger guys
  12. 1 point
    Probably one of those lazy articles they put out for clicks. Anderson, Moncada, and arguably McCann/Giolito have been more valuable this year
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  14. 1 point
    Also, someone may have pointed this out already, but LOL at Jaime telling Tyrion he never cared about the people... Didn't he kill the Mad King precisely to save the people? wtf?
  15. 1 point
    Damn, you beat me to it
  16. 1 point
    I sure wish I had a dragon to ride to a bathroom whenever violent diarrhea hits me.
  17. 1 point
    Daenerys has been many things in this series. She's been impulsive, compassionate, and cold as ice. Has she ever done anything to indicate she's insane? (No, she hasn't). I can buy your "yeah, she has always been evil" argument, but you lose everyone when you say she's insane. She has no history of being insane.
  18. 1 point
    I don't like mixing sports but vaughn really is a value question for me. I think players like Pete Alonso are probably underrated in team building - but on the other hand alonso was a below slot second rounder. Rhys Hoskins was in the 5th round. Goldschmidt in the 8th(?). Bellinger in the 4th. You had Seth Beer in the late first/comp rounds. (things that teams with player dev can do). And then lets look at college 1b drafted top 15 in last several years: Pavin Smith - a .342/.427/.570 hitter as JR in college, is now a 23 year old in AA hitting .223/.320/.402 Evan White - a .373/.453/.637 hitter as JR in college, is now a 23 year old in AA with a .769 OPS. And Evan is considered a plus plus defender that could maybe pass in outfield. So, teams have accurately stayed away, especially from rh hitting 1b, but ones that did seem worth it have struggled once they hit AA. Advanced bats, power and contact! But there wasn't much more to tap into, they were pretty much developed, which can destroy college hitting but may not mean a thing for pros. Now, Pavin Smith and White at the time were no where NEAR Vaughns reputation for hitting. But I really worry about the idea that a player like vaughn doesn't have more to tap into to get better as the competition increases, and instead just is what he is so the production atrophies and you just hope you are still getting at least an .800 OPS 1b. And you could fish that out of later rounds unless you are the white sox and you get Gavin Sheets. Edit: I forgot to mix the sports - but it's comparable to running back. Vaughn may be gurley/elliott, but guys that good are plucked later quite a bit.
  19. 1 point
    Arya's been on a suicide mission since season 1. She realized she has a purpose in the same episode Dany realized she no longer had a purpose. Is symbolism lost on all of you? I blame M Night Shyamalan. Everyone wants textbook story's with a twist now.
  20. 1 point
    There's a lot of butthurt people that are mad it's not ending the way they wanted it to. What was Tyrion's famous line - "If you think this has a happy ending, you haven't been paying attention." If Dany's arc makes no sense, it's a pretty crazy coincidence that legions of fans have been predicting it for years.
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  22. 1 point
    So you expected the ruler who has the mad king in her genes and who’ve you’ve seen execute people like Tarly’s family just be the happy and great ruler in the end? They have been hinting at this turn all throughout the series. Where have you been? It’s an overall message about how power corrupts and she basically became Cersei all over again. Meanwhile, the best ruler would be the guy who doesn’t want the throne and won’t get corrupted by it as a result.
  23. 1 point
    Yeah, well.. that's just like, your opinion, man.
  24. 1 point
    No it does not. All he calculates is expected runs scored. He is not calculating the likelihood of scoring just one run. Bunting decreases the possibility for a big inning skewing the expected runs down, but if your goal is to score just ONE run, bunting increases that.
  25. 1 point
    So you bunt the runners over, and now you’ve taken the bat out of the hands of your hottest hitter who will surely be walked to set up another double play situation
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