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  1. 7 minutes ago, gbill2004 said:

    There's a way to manage this. Postpone a couple series now and make it up later on with a couple double headers. Marlins might need to play all their games on the road this season or find another home Park like the Jays. 

    The only way to manage this was a bubble city or a few, like the NBA is doing. MLB players refused and thought traveling around was a good idea. This can’t work this way.

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  2. 3 hours ago, FootballFan101 said:

     

    It's true Fenway's not a great place for HR, but it is a phenomenal place for batting average and runs because of the Green Monster. 

    Going into this year for his career, Betts had 

    .319 BA, 65 HR, 318 R, 253 RBI in 394 career games at Fenway

    .285 BA, 74 HR, 293 R, 217 RBI in 398 career road games

    So, yes, I could see HRs going up slightly for him at Dodger Stadium, but I think runs, RBIs, and especially batting average will get worse without Fenway.  Also I don't see the 25-30 stolen bases he used to get prior to last year coming back either.  Lastly, aside from obviously Coors Field (where the Dodgers only play 4 games), there's a ton of pitcher's park in the NL West and AL West overall where he'll be playing all his games this year.

    Personally, I don't expect Betts to be a top 20 fantasy player this year, and it wouldn't shock me if he's not top 40 either..  If Betts does end up being a top 20 player, I'll definitely come back here and admit I was wrong at the end of the year, but that's the way I feel after owning Bettis last year.

    Every player rater I see from 2019 says he was a top 15 player last season. If you were disappointed with .295/29/16 and 135 runs, your expectations were the problem, not the player. But we can agree to disagree. 

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  3. 10 minutes ago, FootballFan101 said:

    I'm glad I don't own any shares of Mookie Bettis this year.  [...] I could not possibly have been more disappointed in Betts last year.  If Betts had just performed at his 3 year averages, I would have won the league.

    Now that Betts is moving to a much worse hitters park and has the nice big fat contact, along with the likelihood that the stolen bases will never come back, I'm totally out on Betts this year, given that his ADP barely dropped at all from last year.  He'll still likely be a big contributor in runs scored, but overall I don't think he'll be close to first round production.  If he bounces back to his 2016-2018 level, he'll be someone else's success story, not mine. 

    I don’t think you read the post directly above yours. All parks aren’t equal for all hitters.

  4. On 7/4/2020 at 6:38 PM, The Big Bat Theory said:

    Meanwhile, back to Freddie:

    I hope it doesn't get any worse for him.  But it doesn't look like he will be back to baseball any time soon.

     

    On 7/5/2020 at 1:44 PM, The Big Bat Theory said:

     So no way can I see him baseball ready by the 24th.  He will be fortunate if he is even cleared to come back and start a belated spring training by then.

    Meanwhile from this AM:

     

     

    On 7/15/2020 at 10:38 PM, The Big Bat Theory said:

    Will he play this season?  He could at some point barring set backs.  Will he be ready for opening day just 10 days from now?  My opinion.  No how no way.  Zero percent chance. 

     

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  5. There seems to be some thought this could be a false positive. He can come back after two straight negatives in 24 hours. 
    Is it possible he misses a couple weeks? Sure. Also possible he’s back this weekend (he’s asymptomatic so no physical affects once he can return).

    “When or if he’ll be back this season...” 😂😂😂

    I see things haven’t changed. Welcome to the boards, @Nix 

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  6. 2 hours ago, The Big Bat Theory said:

    More teams are NOT in the playoffs.  That was a proposal that looked like it might get accepted but from what I read the final agreement just calls for the usual 10 teams making the playoffs again this season.  After FanDuel posted the below they just went on to cite the exact same playoff rules from last year to the letter including just the 10 teams with NL and AL Wild Cards having the one game and out thing as usual then first round of 5 games before the remaining rounds of 7 games.   Same old same old in other words.

    He didn’t say more teams are in the playoffs. He said more teams in the playoff race. Which is true. There’s 60 games left and everyone is tied for first. Unlike the usual marathon, where great teams have time to distance themselves, anything can happen. Going to be a sprint to those playoff spots. 

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  7. 1 hour ago, JE7HorseGod said:

    I think Scherzer articulated the case better than Snell.

    There are a lot of people who just say, "the players are greedy, they want more money" I think it's not the worst thing in the world to hear why that's a misrepresentation of the case from a star player if it's expressed well, as I think it is in this case.

    No doubt. It’s just not the forum. It drums up a lot of negatively as well. Social media is not the place for any type of nuanced discussion. 

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  8. 1 hour ago, JE7HorseGod said:

    Trevor Bauer is just kinda Looney Tunes and I tend to tune out whatever he says.

    But I agree Snell should have known better.

    Yeah Bauer is goofy, but he’s vocal and has a presence. But even the Scherzer statement. He’s not wrong, but STOP NEGOTIATING THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA. KEEP IT BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. Nothing good comes from this. Tony Clark should really have control of this so there’s a unified voice. 

     

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  9. Owners are billionaires and even if they lose money this year, they will make it back over the coming years.

    Players are millionaires (some). But you need to think about the 40-man roster, not just those top 15 superstars when forming your opinion. Yes, Bryce Harper and Mike Trout will be fine. But how many 32 year-old 4th OFs and middle relievers, or 26 year-old career minor leaguers, are simply trying to make, for some of them, their last bit of money in this career? This cannot be overstated. Players have a small window to make their money. This isn’t true of owners.

    All that said...some of these players speaking out are really, really dumb. Guys like Snell and Trevor Bauer need to understand that many people are emotional, not logical. And while I agree with them that they shouldn’t be taking another pay cut here, many just hear “millionaires whining about money.” Take the temperature of the room, guys.

    They’re actually strengthening the owners’ position in two ways:

    1- You see it here and on social media. “Shut up and stop whining and play.” They’ve painted themselves the bad guys. The owners didn’t do that.

    2- I’m in a union. They’re weakening their stance, as they are making it clear there is not a unified front. The owners want nothing more than a split amongst the players.

    I want to back the players badly, and of course still am, but they continue to shoot themselves in the foot. 

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