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Everything posted by CentralChamps21

  1. CentralChamps21

    8/12 Gamethread: Tigers @ Sox, Norris v. Kopech

    @KrankinSox your gamethread
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    Situational Hitting - runner on 3rd and less than 2 outs.

    Another byproduct of such a low fly ball rate
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    2022 NFL Offseason thread

    Offensive line still sucks.
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    Fire Tony Chant

    Hah, I forgot Eloy was DH last night. No that doesn't make sense then.
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    Fire Tony Chant

    That's not a bad move. Have to upgrade your defense in the late innings with a 2 run lead.
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    White Sox 6 No Hit IP for Kopech Winner !

    Yes, the Sox won, but because the offense sucked, they had to burn their three best relievers backing up Kopech's 6 no-hit innings instead of being available to back up Gio tonight.
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    Menechino needs to be fired tonight

    Last five games: 34 singles, 10 XBH.
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    8/12 Gamethread: Tigers @ Sox, Norris v. Kopech

    Didn't watch the game but what a joke. Two fucking runs against a pitcher the Cubs released. The pitching staff deserves a real offense.
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    8/12 Gamethread: Tigers @ Sox, Norris v. Kopech

    Postgame EDM concert.
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    8/12 Gamethread: Tigers @ Sox, Norris v. Kopech

    That's about the best lineup you can have right now. Eloy LF, Pollock RF, Vaughn DH might make the outfield defense a tad better, but pretty close to optimal.
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    Boycott time (respectfully)

    I don't have any inside information, I'm just noting that it's extremely unlikely that so many players would coincidentally get so much worse at the same time. Organizational problems, whether in managing, physical conditioning, or both, is a much more likely explanation.
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    Cubs 2022 thread

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    Boycott time (respectfully)

    I think there's a point where the fan criticism becomes so pervasive that it becomes an embarrassment for the organization and I think today got us very close to that if not there.
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    Boycott time (respectfully)

    A whole phalanx of players don't suddenly start "not performing to expectations" at the same time by coincidence. There are clearly larger issues.
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    Abreu's contract - $ / fWAR - best value in MLB?

    Why would he want to come back to this mess?
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    Boycott time (respectfully)

    Better than he was at playing basketball at least.
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    By fWAR for 2022, Burger is at 0.82 per 500 PA, Moncada is at 0.38 per 500 PA, so Burger has been more valuable this year. That said, Moncada is still owed at least $47M after this season so he has to be given time to try to figure things out to try to build value with this team or as a trade chip. It's not like Burger is going to put them over the top between now and the end of the season. Moncada had a .663 OPS in July which is still nowhere near what is needed from him but at least he was trending in the right direction until the past week or so.
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    Petition for New Banner

    I think I have the definitive answer for the banner. The Sox traded away Nick Madrigal, a singles hitter who gets injured a lot. Since then, the entire team has become singles hitters who get injured a lot. Need to put Madrigal on the banner to reverse the curse.
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    8/10 at KC - Cueto vs. Bubic (7:10 start)

    OK, that explains why Pollock isn't in LF, but that still doesn't explain why it wasn't Adam Engel or even Leury Garcia rather than Sheets. Also, fuck you Pollock, grow a pair.
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    8/10 at KC - Cueto vs. Bubic (7:10 start)

    That's the wrong message to send a kid who's played all of 28 games above AA. The message should be that we expect excellent defense and whatever you give us at the plate is a bonus.
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    Tigers fire Avila

    I'll always remember him as the guy who traded away his own kid. Would have loved to have been a fly on the wall when he told his wife.
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    8/10 at KC - Cueto vs. Bubic (7:10 start)

    I'm sure we'll hear something about Pollock needing a day off.
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    8/10 at KC - Cueto vs. Bubic (7:10 start)

    Every time I see/hear the name Bubic it makes me think of a woman wearing an ill-fitting bra.
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    8/10 at KC - Cueto vs. Bubic (7:10 start)

    fWAR doesn't reward you for playing multiple positions but it does reward you for playing good defense at challenging positions. Even so, Leury had a .335 OBP last year so he was producing at the level of a regular SS/2B. Of course he has no other seasons above .317 and is sitting at .237 this season.