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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Anyone has any questions...I’m stuck about five kilometers from the epicenter. Public transportation out of city shut down, and food quickly flying off the shelves of grocery stores. Can’t go out in public without a mask. Chinese air force will bombard city with bleach tonight between 5-9 p.m. Chinese New Year travel plans all cancelled...heck, the WHO is probably going to declare an emergency today, which means most countries will lock down flights in and out of China.
  2. https://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/for-petes-sake/article251395808.html On Reddit, a fan wrote: “Yeah the Tigers series was the opportunity to right the ship. Instead, The ship exploded, caught on fire, got nuked, sank to the bottom of the ocean, and then was attacked by Cthulhu.” Miss 2 of their 3 lefties, Lynch (rookie) and Danny Duffy... FRI, 2 p.m. Keller vs. Giolito FRI, 7 p.m. J.Junis vs. Kopech SAT, 6 p.m. Minor (LHP) vs. Rodon (LHP) SUN, 1 p.m. B.Singer vs. Dylan Cease Read more here: https://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/for-petes-sake/article251395808.html#storylink=cpy
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    Steve Stone / Yoan Moncada's "Lack of Effort and Interest"

    https://theathletic.com/2592901/2021/05/16/something-needs-to-be-done-royals-manager-mike-matheny-heated-at-game-deciding-replay-against-white-sox/?source=freedailyemail
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    Steve Stone / Yoan Moncada's "Lack of Effort and Interest"

    Or Grandal...or the mostly garbage bench and OF options, followed up by “we’re the best so no point in constantly questioning or second guessing TLR or Hahn.”
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Probably because Covid is 4-6X deadlier...especially if you account for the new strains in India, South Africa, Brazil, Nepal, etc. Australia had a strong initial response and still won’t have open borders until the middle of 2022. India is undercounting or overwhelmed to a factor of 4-6 times publicly announced numbers, and will end up conservatively with 1.2-1.8 million dead at the slow rate things are going with vaccine production and distribution. Remember, 70% of the world’s drugs are manufactured in India, and the Chinese halted flights of the critical vaccine ingredients into the supply chain for a number of weeks in order to protect their own pilots/crews/country-wide permeable borders.
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    5/16/21 Games

    Or Mendick. That said, the jury’s also a mixed bag on Heuer and Burdi, to name just a couple. Codi still has a lot of time to right the ship. So far, Crochet looks like a success, and Bummer is one of the best 19th round picks in recent MLB history. Ruiz might be a thing, even. And heck, even Foster has looked better in recent appearances. Personally expecting more value out of Burger at third base as long as he can stay on the field and continue t produce offensively. AA will be a heckuva lot more interesting with the arrivals of Cespedes and then Colas in 2022.
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    Steve Stone / Yoan Moncada's "Lack of Effort and Interest"

    Looks like he was tagged on the back before he could reach over Gallagher’s glove to get the plate...90% think he’s out. So they all know they caught a break and avoided extras after watching Moncada get gunned down with a perfect Merrifield throw on the fly.
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    Madrigal.

    It’s going to take a Yermin like run out of Mendick to unseat Madrigal IMO...and TLR envisions him as that complementary glue piece like Eckstein.
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    Madrigal.

    How much rope did Gordon Beckham receive during a time when we were expected to compete every year?
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    White Sox #1 in Power Rankings @ MLB, TA Cover Shot

    Moncada, Robert and Vaughn 3 of Top 35 fWAR for players 26 and under. Of course, no TA, Abreu, Jimenez, Mercedes... For qualified pitchers, Cease #24, Giolito #59, Keuchel #61. Expanding out to 30 IP, you get Rodon and Lynn 20-21, Cease 27, Giolito 85, Keuchel 93 out of 122 total in that screen. Dylan Cease #28, Dane Dunning #30, Michael Kopech at #36 if you move screener all the way down to 20 IP. Kopech current pace puts him at around 105-106 IP for full season...I think PTAC was pushing for 120.
  11. https://www.mlb.com/news/mlb-power-rankings-after-week-6 Demoting KC for taking 2/4 on road (almost 3) against Sox but losing other two or three (part of 11 game streak) is a bit dubious, but okay. 1) White Sox (No. 3 last week) The White Sox are 8-2 over their past 10 games and are starting to take a little bit of a command in the AL Central, though the Indians are holding their own with a firm grip of second place. The Sox have the best run differential in baseball at +61 and own the best record in baseball at 24-15, a .615 winning percentage. Chicago has also won five straight games started by Dylan Cease, including Sunday’s 4-3 win over the Royals. Cease is 2-0 with a 1.67 ERA in those five games (five earned runs in 27 innings). Twins #23 (get Happ and Shoemaker, miss Jose Berrios again), Yankees #7, Cardinals #8, Orioles #27...next four series.
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    Steve Stone / Yoan Moncada's "Lack of Effort and Interest"

    Moncada 33rd out of 163 qualified players, 1.3 fWAR. Pace approximately 5.2-5.3 fWAR. What could he do if NOT so lazy and so many Twinkies and all those reggaeton/gold chains weighing down on the basepaths? And TA, #17 with a bullet.
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    The Makings of a Juggernaut?

    Sure, that's (built-in) assuming a healthy Robert and/or Jimenez are eventually added back to the line-up, certainly makes sense.
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    The Makings of a Juggernaut?

    Yeah, and a 99-63 pace without Robert and Jimenez. But I'm not sure we would actually be favored right now over 3 teams in the AL East, the Astros and maybe even the A's. Jimenez and Robert swing the balance enough to make us the favorites, IF IF IF we can get the bullpen straightened out and roles solidified by the second half of the year.
  15. I wouldn't expect Sheets to start out with more than a 600-650 OPS in RF. Which leaves him basically a little bit below Eaton, and probably a notch lower defensively. Not to mention the salary investment in Adam this year. That said, Engel is going to be under pressure to hit as well as play defense, since we're missing those two pivotal cogs in our offense.
  16. We will not see Seby Zavala this year, barring a ton of injuries.
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    The TLR Manager Thread

    The Blue Jays and Astros are each scarier than the Angels...
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    White Sox winner

    Cleve now with runners on 2nd/3rd, two outs in 6th, clinging to a 3-2 lead. Defense letting down M’s.
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    White Sox winner

    Looked at my phone while out for an “escape” walk...GameDay app says Mercedes, out/s. Then trying to figure out what kind of play Merrifield made to gun down Moncada. Oh no, we’re going to screw it up in extras, Hendriks doesn’t do well in tie games, etc. Or we’ll send Ruiz or Marshall out there. Remembers the best opportunity with Davis’ offspeed stuff is a Grandal is walk or WP. At the same time, nearly, the A’s were scoring against the Twins in a similar wild pitch scenario to take the 7-6 lead in the top of ninth. Positive, Minnesota fans spared another extra innings heartbreaker. And thank God for TA.
  20. Typical BAD contact you don’t want there...
  21. Thought they jinxed the inning by showing someone in the crowd with a Josh Phegley jersey, lol. Staumont not available?
  22. Holland at 33 pitches and counting.
  23. Why does every single game come down to Leury in key situations? Barely made contact.
  24. That was center cut, just a bit high...have to make contact somehow.
  25. Have to take advantage here. Stating the obvious, lol.
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