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  1. flavum

    '21 rules discussions

    Exactly. I don't know how they don't look at it as common sense. There's no common sense in wanting a man on 2nd base to start an inning. That's a gimmick, but I understand the need to not have 15+ inning games. So play the 10th and 11th like major leaguers, and if it's still tied, go to the coin flip, man on 2nd in the 12.
  2. flavum

    '21 rules discussions

    Been suggesting that myself for years. It turns over the lineup faster for the best players that play offense and defense. But they’ll never do it because of money.
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    Realistic expectation for Vaughn in 21

    You just never know. Let’s face it...the Twins and Sox are probably both low to mid-90s win teams. Is it possible one or two games in early April could be the difference? You’ll never be able to definitively prove it, but the answer is yes.
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    Realistic expectation for Vaughn in 21

    Agreed. They won’t do it, but considering the window of winning and the unknown CBA, service time be damned. Play the kid.
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    MLB 2020-21 off season catch all

    Forgot the Sox and Twins play all 19 games between May 11 and August 11.
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    Backup Catcher

    Sox also signed pitchers Marcus Evey and Sal Biasi. Who da fu...?
  7. So if it’s CBA as is, then no DH in the NL, no 7-inning double headers, no extra inning rule with man on 2nd, and five postseason teams per league with a one game knockout between wildcard teams. Cool.
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    MLB 2020-21 off season catch all

    Pedroia probably once thought he could get to 3000 hits someday. 1805. Good career. Joins David Wright in the “what could have been” Hall of Fame.
  9. I think they’ll be able to have a longer season. It’s about the Arizona issue and the vaccine rollout. Definitely ok with a May 1st start if they can end the season with 140+ games and fans in the stands.
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    MLB 2020-21 off season catch all

    The World Series was already going to end in November unless it's a sweep. Now maybe November 10th? Back to Arlington and San Diego.
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    Pitchers and Catchers Report

    Hard to believe the Sox will be working out in Anaheim two months from today, but nothing has changed yet. Hope the season is a go!
  12. Coming off a 60-game season, every team is going to have more than 5 starters. 6-man rotations might be common, but there certainly will be more pitchers getting 95-110 innings just by taking the load off younger starters that aren’t ready for 180+ innings.
  13. flavum

    Madrigal 3000 hits "very reachable"

    175 hits a year from age 24 to 40. Good luck. Get to 1000 by the 2026 all-star break and we’ll talk.
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    2021 Hall of Fame Ballot

    The difference...the first three were great ball players and probably would have put up Hall numbers without juicing. Palmeiro was a great hitter, but he made his bed. McGwire and Sosa were products of PEDs. Without taking them, they get nowhere close to the Hall. McGwire was breaking down by the mid-90s, and Sosa was good but not great with or without steroids.
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    2021 Hall of Fame Ballot

    Good list, but I would disqualify Cano and Arod, and I'm dumping Manny going forward. Among players that debuted after 1999, I'd add Ichiro, Sabathia, Molina, and probably Utley. I would want Roy Oswalt and Johan Santana reinstated on the ballot.
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    2021 Hall of Fame Ballot

    I think Ortiz will fare much better than Arod because of the timing of the failed test, and because of the supposed anonymous test in 2003. My too early 2022 ballot: Schilling, Bonds, Clemens, Rolen, Helton, Kent, Buehrle, Hudson, Ortiz, Rollins
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    2021 Hall of Fame Ballot

    Obviously, but they will get votes. Manny just got 28.2%, and he was suspended twice after testing started.
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    2021 Hall of Fame Ballot

    If Buehrle, Hudson, and Hunter were the only clear newcomers to at least consider, next year is quite the bumper crop of really good players. Arod, Ortiz, Rollins and Teixeira are probably the top 4, but here's who else will be on the ballot: Tim Lincecum, Justin Morneau, Joe Nathan, Jonathan Papelbon, Ryan Howard, Prince Fielder, Carl Crawford, AJ Pierzynski, Jake Peavy We're crossing over to the long career vs the high peak guys. I think they blew it with Johan Santana and Roy Oswalt falling off the ballot too soon.
  19. Hawk fired Tony 6/20/86
  20. Ask Stone if Katz is going to fix Spencer Adams just to see how he reacts.
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    The Wainwright to the Cards Thread

    Tomorrow feels like Wainwright day, one way or the other.
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    No HOF Players Elected in 2021

    493, but would have been well over 500 without 94/95 strike. He’ll be in before 2030 I’m hoping.