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  1. 10 minutes ago, Members_Only_76 said:


    I watched from the 27 min mark to when they switched to the playoff expansion topic.


    what other guy, the guy doing the interview? Not sure.

    Ruocco has been in Yankees PR for years and actually stepped in to do play by play last year when Michael Kay was out following throat surgery. He also does play by play for the Nets. I imagine he'll take over for either John Sterling or Michael Kay, whoever leaves first.

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  2. This discussion is probably worth a big ole caveat that if a player or staff comes down with COVID-19 all bets are off. MLB players and employees are probably 99th percentile for air travel and though not at huge risk personally if carrying the virus could spread it far and wide very quickly.

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  3. 1 hour ago, Backdoor Slider said:

    Who is without insurance? We had a mandate put in that forced everyone to purchase insurance.

    purchase insurance or pay a penalty. And that was ruled invalid so there is currently no consequence to not having insurance. Other than not having insurance, obviously

  4. 3 hours ago, rando said:

    The sooner this virus is officially declared by WHO to be a pandemic, the better it will be for our everyday lives. It will end large quarantines and isolation. Staying clean and social distancing will become the norm. The longer we are in non-pandemic limbo, the more inconvenient it will be for everyone since we'll still be trying to stop a global outbreak (let's not kid ourselves we're there). People can take this lightly all they want, but there are a lot of fat Americans with bad lymph systems and other major pulmonary and heart issues, and lots of them sitting in stands for games. It might be best for people with elevated risk to keep themselves away from the most crowded places like mass transit, theaters, and stadiums for a while. But to each their own. I'd rather take it too seriously and be mocked, than not seriously enough and suffer meaningful medical consequences.

    don't forget "without insurance"

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  5. Just now, SuperJoint said:

    This sounds like it could be legit bad. I own "0" shares of Sale anywhere but he is one of the best current-era pitchers imo and I watch him every chance I get. I think unfortunately we've seen the best of him at this point.

    I think regardless of the specific diagnosis here, you're right that we've seen his best.

  6. 3 minutes ago, rabaak said:

    Every year its the end of the world... Y2K


    I get kinda of ticked off when people lump Y2K with Hysteria that did not pan out.  There was no crisis because a lot of people worked really hard and got the job done (for years).

    Y2K was a ticking time bomb that people were discussing long before the term Y2K entered the popular vernacular.  It is estimated that the US spent in excess of 100 billion and years to fix the problem.

    The unknown on Dec 31, 1999 was did we miss something?? Was there some corner of technology we forgot to look at?? Fortunately, most events were minor.  Be thankful that that the problem was tackled on a global scale before the problems could occur.


    I think the same is true here. It's a rapidly spreading bug that is significantly deadlier than the flu. If its impact is mitigated it's gonna because a lot of people put a lot of time and effort into mitigating it. I think it's too soon to say if it'll have an impact on games. Right now there's probably a small but non-zero chance. Japan has cancelled school across the entire country so it's no joke. A lot of people are banking on warm weather but this is a novel disease so we don't know exactly how it is going to behave. Malaysia is seeing a spread of cases and it's in the 80s there.


    tl;dr; ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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  7. 58 minutes ago, jmcampbe11 said:


    ...but he can't really play ANY of those positions. Andujar is basically a full time DH at the age of 25 with no hope of ever getting better in the field. The underlying numbers also suggested that his 2018 offensive numbers are unsustainable. 

    That said, I agree with other person who responded to you questioning what the Mets would do with him. They already have positionless players like Dom Brown and JD Davis. Not sure how Andujar would fit in unless they decide to tank defense. 

    I agree on that point but I still think for fantasy purposes he could be very useful. 

  8. 32 minutes ago, jmcampbe11 said:


    Is it really that ridiculous of an ask? As you said, Andujar can't even crack the Yankees infield. Very overrated plyer IMO and Matz is still relatively young and under control. Maybe the Mets have to to include another piece, but I don't think it's nearly as outlandish as you're making it out to be. 

    Andujar could potentially have eligibility at 3B, 1B and OF this season and lord knows the Yankees will have the injuries to play him. Given the possible discount due to no position and the shoulder injury I think he could be someone to target as a super-utility type who forces the issue with his bat. IE the opposite of overrated.

  9. 17 minutes ago, Fuzzy_Slippers said:

    Sale is basically over the bout of pneumonia. It can be relatively mild, which appears to be the case for Sale. He's just a couple weeks behind. I would be more concerned if his arm was barking. 

    I get what you're saying. Seriously though pneumonia can sap your endurance, cause weight loss, etc so it's further cause to fade him IMO. There are effects that can linger. 

  10. 40 minutes ago, OaksterDan said:

    Also, DFAing Ellsbury didn't get him off the Yanks' books.  They voided his contract without pay after DFAing him, because he supposedly underwent a medical procedure without their approval, which was a breech of contract.  Or something of that sort.  Last I heard he was appealing that decision, not sure what came of that.  The contract is otherwise guaranteed and they'd still have had to pay him after DFAing him.  The Sox do not have the option of DFAing and not paying Pedroia unless they claim he somehow breeched his contract.  

    This was also a thing at the tail end of Alex Rodriguez's contract in the context of his PED suspension. That relationship was repaired somewhat before the end but you really only see it when teams and players are at odds. I don't even think there's been much serious talk about the O's trying to get out of Chris Davis' contract. Either they cut him and pay him or keep him and pay him. 

  11. 38 minutes ago, hgh22 said:

    I own him in a dynasty for $30 it's impossible to trade him right now. The narrative in the industry that he is not the same player away from Camden was proven out last year in a lot of folks' minds, I dont think he even has remotely the same name value as he did 18 months ago. 

    Hoping he gets more comfortable and has a better team around him, but definitely concerned he lost some upside leaving Baltimore. 


    Depending who you can get for him or how far he drops I think this makes him a potential target for non-owners.

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