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Posts posted by Mikewastaken

  1. 10 hours ago, kidtwentytwo said:

    he's fallen to the 11th round in online championships the past two days (20 drafts, 12 team 5x5 no IL).  Honestly, I thought it'd be more.  

    If you're drafting in a league with an IL I think he's approaching bargain territory. He's still allowed to toss the ball! I think the fact he's not totally shut down is a significant indicator as to the severity of the injury and his ability to ramp back up.

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  2. 21 hours ago, jmcampbe11 said:

    For context, Gallen and Syndergaard are both supposed to be back around roughly the same time. Just something to think about when drafting. I'm not saying if both players were healthy that Gallen wouldn't be drafted higher, just trying to put things in perspective. I've personally moved him down to the Luzardo range in my rankings. 


    It's all speculation but I would think there is less variability about what Gallen will offer upon his return than Syndergaard. In other words I have more confidence Gallen is going to resemble his old self and resume production more quickly.

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  3. So I'm actually relieved by this. Definitely a preferable injury than to ligament or tendon and I would think a more predictable recovery. My only concern is that once he comes back he'll still have to bat in games. Friggin MLB. 🙄

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  4. 34 minutes ago, charger_ss24 said:

    What I want them to address is the continual rising of cost to attend a game. Contracts continue to increase and owners won’t eat that cost so they will recoup the money by rising the costs for everything. Soon, only the rich will be able to attend a game.

    While at the same time the league is squeezing minor league affiliates which is how so many more people get exposed to live baseball, and how the next generation of fans is cultivated and connects with the next generation of major leaguers. It's incredibly shortsighted.

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  5. What is the level of confidence that Rob Manfred appreciates the danger to the sport posed by a work stoppage? I have not been overly impressed with his performance as chief steward of the game. He is in a unique position to dictate how this all goes.

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  6. 8 minutes ago, Ecofolux said:

    I'm a little confused. Why are the Yankees not playing? Just for more testing? It could take up to a week to test positive, what is postponing 1 game going to do?

    Because the Phillies might have caught it from the Marlins. They will probably postpone the whole series unless the testing comes back ASAP

  7. 1 minute ago, MSkibisky said:

    I think it's pretty clear that the actual playing baseball part of it isn't the issue. It's what they do when they aren't playing baseball.

    Assuming everyone who has played so far showed up with a clean slate we frankly don't know if playing baseball is conducive to spread or not. But we're about to find out.

  8. 18 minutes ago, AnonymousRob said:

    I really, really hope that's not true. And if it is, they need to face severe consequences and MLB needs to shut down this season. That would be extraordinarily unacceptable. 

    The question in my mind is whether they 1) broke MLB protocol or 2) there was no MLB protocol in place to begin with for what happens after a positive test. So either the team screwed up royally, or the MLB protocols are incredibly, dangerously bad.

    If it's the latter I do believe there may actually be implications for the sport beyond this season. What if the players decide they don't want to keep playing amid this obviously unaddressed and potentially deadly risk? 

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  9. I caught some of an interview a few weeks ago in which he admitted he didn't prepare enough last year and said he was recommitting to prep work and getting back to basics this year. Who knows if he can stave of Father Time for another year but I think he might be undervalued a bit at this point. 

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