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  1. I thought Ricky has managed the pitching staff well so far. I'm not upset with his management except for putting EE in today. BTW, in theory we could trade for Joe Maddon.
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    Pitchers for game 3

    Agree. Also I really hate putting the nastier guys in first and then putting in easier guys after. Crochet should be later. I do like the idea of mixing up L/R on the opposition if possible. We have enough pitching to do it, which is why it's such a shame we can't rely on Rodon. We could go Foster for 2, Rodon for 2, Marshall the 5th, Bummer 6th, Heuer 7th, Crochet 8th, Colome 9th.
  3. He probably means for both teams??
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    Umpires embarassing themselves all year.

    I don't care about ESPN's k-zone. I am talking about robo umps. You put sensors at the middle of the plate. There is a 2D plane or "box" if you want to call it that is about 0.1mm thick at the center of the plate which is where the pitch is read. Then I would imagine the players would have to have sensors placed on their uniforms or maybe taped to their body or something. But then everyone has a strikezone as soon as they step into the box that registers in the middle of the plate.
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    Umpires embarassing themselves all year.

    Also re: this discussion there needs to be a system that automatically rules on check swings. IMO there should be some sort of light behind the plate where the ump is, and it lights up green for ball and red for a strike. If a play is dead there can be another signal, or maybe if the play is dead the light is solid, but if the play is live the light will blink. It would be nice if all of the players on the field knew immediately whether the pitch or swing was a ball or strike, and whether the play was live or dead, all of the time.
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    Umpires embarassing themselves all year.

    You don't need a full cube of a zone, just a 2D plane in the middle of the plate. We still need a full plate for plays at home and as the first point of fairness like fouling balls off of the plate etc. But the strikezone does not have to be a large cube.
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    Umpires embarassing themselves all year.

    Umps are dogshit this year, worse than normal. RoboUmps cannot come soon enough. Get these clowns out of there. I'm sick of watching them ruin the game and then make scenes on the field like their authority is somehow deserved. Technologically we as a human race have evolved to the point where we no longer need to rely on quacks like Joe West and Angel Hernandez for anything. Re: the strikezone, that is very easy. Put sensors in the exact middle of the 3-dimensional plate. Any pitch that knicks any part of the exact middle of the 3D plate is a strike. Keep in mind, as Hawk says, the batters box belongs to the hitter and he can still move around all he wants in it.
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    Need McCann and Grandal next year.

    McCann is going to be like this offseason's Wheeler in a way, where Realmuto is the clear #1 guy, but the years and total money he will be looking for will bring bidding down to only a handful of teams, but then McCann is the clearcut #2 guy, and he will demand much less money and fewer years, so he will be much more attractive and will have a lot of suitors. I expect the top of the catching market to be Realmuto, McCann, and Vazquez via trade, and most teams looking for a C will think McCann is the best fit, safest bet against a bad contract, and they will prefer a player they don't have to give up a haul for in a trade. Also it is not a given whether the Sox will offer James a QO. I would have said they wouldn't have before the season but now I'm not so sure. If the Sox make the QO he could accept it.
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    2021 Offseason Prediction: Who We Lose and What Will Be Our Needs?

    Even though I think the best course of action is to keep the young players, if the Mets choose to trade DeGrom after the ownership change, I wonder if we could offer enough without trading Crochet, Vaughn, Kelly, Stiever or Kopech. If we could trade for DeGrom and sign Stroman, that would be awesome for a lot of reasons, including the fact that we would still have impact SP very close to MLB ready. Cease + Dunning + Thompson/Dalquist/Vera + Lopez for DeGrom + Familia (salary dump incentive) Rotation: DeGrom - Giolito - Keuchel - Stroman - Crochet + Bullpen as 5th starter (because we have all these innings eaters now) AAA Rotation: Kopech - Stiever A Rotation: Kelly - 2 of Thompson/Dalquist/Vera When Kopech comes up, he piggybacks Crochet, and then after the season we trade a SP.
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    White Sox/A's-- Pre-series Discussion

    I agree. But the best part is that it puts us in the 2nd lesser bracket away from the Twins, Yankees, and Rays, which makes it easier for us to put up a AL Divisional Series Championship Banner and all the other banners that follow.
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    2021 Offseason Prediction: Who We Lose and What Will Be Our Needs?

    We will have it a lot easier now (in a bad way) than it would have been. Burr had TJ and he was looking good. Hamilton got hurt. Medeiros failed so far. Etc. a bunch of our relievers didn't work. Then Basabe was DFAs etc. The original roster crunch was a lot scarier because we were thinking there would be more guys on the 40 man. We are still looking at one though, but IMO probably not until the 2021-2022 offseason. I'm not sure how many players we will need to protect this year though. What's interesting about our 40 man is that so many of the guys on it are real strong contributors already. Usually 40 man rosters have a ton of weakness on them. We could probably take about 3/4 of our 40 man roster and compare it to the rest of the league, and in terms of both quality and youth, we have to have one of the top strongest rosters in baseball.
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    2021 Offseason Prediction: Who We Lose and What Will Be Our Needs?

    How does this help the player at all? IMO there's zero chance something like this makes it into the new CBA. They need to add trading of draft picks and revamp the QO system. I would do something like this, and make multiple QOs: #1 SP QO (e.g. $28M / worth 2 sandwich picks between 1st & 2nd); #3/mid rotation QO (e.g. $15M / worth 2 sandwich picks between 2nd & 3rd); #5 starter QO (e.g. $5M / worth 1 sandwich pick between 3rd & 4th); an all-star position player QO (e.g. $28M / worth 2 sandwich picks between 1st & 2nd), a starting position player QO (e.g. $15M / worth 2 sandwich picks between 2nd & 3rd), a bench player QO (e.g. $3M / worth 1 sandwich pick between 4th & 5th), a closer QO (e.g. $15M / worth 2 sandwich picks between 2nd & 3rd), a setup man QO (e.g. $7M / worth 1 sandwich pick between 3rd & 4th and 1 between 4th & 5th), and a middle reliever QO (e.g. $3M / worth 1 sandwich pick between 4th & 5th) As long as a team losing a player offered the appropriate QO and the player declined, that team would get a pick plus bonus pool cash. This adds more money to the draft as well which is good. But then no team ever loses a pick, so no matter what the team is or what the record is, no signing team ever loses a draft pick. That is what needs to happen. Also the arbitration system needs to change quite a bit as well.
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    2021 Offseason Prediction: Who We Lose and What Will Be Our Needs?

    Walks don't drive in runs unless the bases are loaded. I hate it when people act like walks are the same as a base hit. They are not. The contact from Madrigal is very nice when the ball gets through.
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    White Sox/A's-- Pre-series Discussion

    For all the choking and shitty managing and underachieving and etc., playing Oakland is pretty nice. And who gives a fuck about home field advantage when all the other series are in a bubble. What's nice is that if Eloy is at DH and Engel is in the OF, ideally Engel and Leury or Dyson, we have the players to play great OF defense in that park. I'm hoping Ricky lines us up for the defense but my guess is it'll be Eloy in LF and Mazara in RF. If there's one thing we should take away from past struggles in Oakland it's the Hawkism of "The first rule in baseball is catch the ball."
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    White Sox/A's-- Pre-series Discussion

    Game 163 was technically a regular season game.
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