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Kalapse last won the day on August 5 2020

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  1. Kalapse

    Who would you have hired?

    So it can live on here in posterity:
  2. Kalapse

    Tony La Russa named Manager

    So just checking in. Looks like Fathom has reached the acceptance stage. I commend you, man. I'm dying to get there too.
  3. Kalapse

    Tony La Russa named Manager

    You could have spent without hiring TLR, if they spend this offseason it'll be spun that way but nothing was stopping them from spending with Sandy Alomar as the manager.
  4. Kalapse

    Tony La Russa named Manager

    Whelp, I honestly can't think of a positive side to this. Sorry guys.
  5. Kalapse

    Offseason Targets

    To hold up Nick Madrigal's .376 OBP as some kind of indicator that he's going to get on base a lot in the future is disingenuous, that came with a .036 ISOd (OBP-AVG), if he were actually any good at getting on base he'd have a .400 OBP with a .340 batting average. A 12% BB rate being the backbone of a .376 OBP is sustainable, a .340 average propping it up is not. Madrigal proved he was good at only 1 thing last year and that's hitting singles, he was bad at everything else a baseball player is asked to do on the field. He could absolutely get better and have a high BB rate in the future but last year was no indication that it's going to happen.
  6. Kalapse

    Offseason Targets

    This is not how you use OBP
  7. Kalapse

    Tony La Russa named Manager

    Definitely not feeling any better.
  8. Kalapse

    Tony La Russa named Manager

    No shit, I don't love him either but I'm getting a lot more comfortable with Hinch the closer we get to a TLR signing. If this was the purpose of involving LaRussa's name in this then it worked.
  9. Kalapse

    Tony La Russa named Manager

    Yes, this is what I'm getting at. Ricky allowed his guys to do it then threw at Contreras, what's TLR going to do in those situations? I have a think I know what Hinch would do.
  10. Kalapse

    Tony La Russa named Manager

    I know it's not a pre-requisite for winning but I'd prefer my manager get along with the players. Yes, Billy Martin. I do not care. There's zero reason to bring any friction into the clubhouse beyond a manager with a firmer hand than Ricky.
  11. Kalapse

    Tony La Russa named Manager

    One of the greatest players of all time doing occasionally isn't exactly a 1:1 comparison. I was also legit asking, I suspect he doesn't love them but I don't know that.
  12. Kalapse

    Tony La Russa named Manager

    Anyone know TLR's take on batflips? The Sox are having a TA batflip bobblehead day next year, that style of play and flare is a signature of this team.
  13. Kalapse

    Tony La Russa

    So you didn't actually read any of it, you're just assuming that it's nothing?
  14. Kalapse

    Mazara and Right Field Thread

    I don't hate Jackie Bradley Jr. he's still elite defensively (tied Robert for highest OOA among outfielders last season) and could fit as the strong side of a platoon with Engel. The problem is someone might pay him based on his 2020 offense which was a clear outlier. If the price was right he'd be a nice fit as a defense first approach to the position.
  15. Their owner is a "meddler" so maybe they'd be open to trading their extremely well respected manager of 1 year for some trash. Yes, I hear you and I'm with you.