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Everything posted by BleedRedsRed

  1. Seriously, Siri and Alexa are going to be the end of us all.
  2. The stance and height of the hitter definitely has to be taken in to consideration but I don't see any reason the tracking system can't be programmed to make that happen.
  3. Yeah sorry double that for both teams totals. 5 minutes, God forbid.
  4. There is an average of 146 pitches in a baseball game. I don't think any significant number of people are going to notice a game running two minutes longer...
  5. Why? If they gave the home plate umpire an ear piece, how would you even know?
  6. This is pretty much all I need to see to make my decision about the role of the home plate umpire. http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/anatomy-of-a-really-bad-call/
  7. The game is played by the players... Not meaning to get super deep or anything but human beings are biological, sentient robots basically. Umpires are there to help with pace of the game and to allow spectators to follow events within the game, not decide what is and what is not a strike.
  8. Yeah, there is no legitimate objection to a refined robo ump system, so long as the science of the tracking is proven to be 99.5 percent correct. You can still have a home plate umpire, he makes some judgement calls on check swings, tag plays at the plate and relays the balls and strikes calls as he is fed through an ear piece. Seems simple enough to me. There is virtually no difference and no one would even be able to tell. It seems pretty silly to consider officials as variables. In this day and age the role of an umpire is to be a convenience to the fans, not a part of the game
  9. Have teams been using special shifts against Pujols lately? The Stros are playing a deep left side shift against Albert. Correa just threw him out on a ground ball from shallow left field pop up territory. First time I can recall ever seeing that and holy hell is it sad. Poor guy only has 35 XBH this season. I really hope he decides to retire soon but there's no way he gives up so close to 3000 hits and 2000 rbi even if it drops him below a .300 career avg.
  10. So let's say he keeps this up and hits another 6 or 7 HR in the last couple weeks, where is he going in drafts next year?
  11. It's pretty shocking. Too bad the Cards didn't call him up much earlier in the season. They'd probably have that wild card locked down. Super jealous I did 't get this guy on in my keeper league
  12. Just walked the last two batters to load the bases with no outs @ 115 pitches... Time for the dice!
  13. Back in there tonight. Let's hope he hasn't cooled off.
  14. Lined up for 2 starts vs KC and Detroit. Pretty easy matchups even if W's aren't too likely. Best decently available streaming option as far as I can tell, plus he offers a bit more H2H flexibility since should be going Mon/Saturday so he can be dropped for a last ditch effort Sunday add.
  15. Fractured thumb attempting a bunt I just wish it had happened a couple weeks ago so that he could take a DL spot.
  16. Season's on the line here. I am currently up in slugging .573 to .566 and if I win the category I clinch a playoff spot. My opponent is starting Nunez and I have Pedroia. Should I start Pedroia who has good history vs Severino or just send him to the bench and hope Nunez doesn't do too well?
  17. Looks like Clippard is now the backup closer in Houston.
  18. Everybody running him out tonight? It's encouraging to hear he was looking good on rehab but I always seem to get bit in the a** when I start guys coming off a DL stint.
  19. Of course I wish Nolan well since watching him play D is so much fun but I wouldn't mind a few days off and a couple rest days down the stretch for McMahon to get some 3B starts.
  20. Joe had 34 games with 1 hit in that streak. As legendary a hitter as he was, taking walks wasn't really his specialty.
  21. Might definitely be hurt now. Just made the last out at first and seemed to tweak something when he hit the base.
  22. There's always the hope that he can make it 5 innings and Bettis gets shelled harder.
  23. He has definitely upped his power game as the season has gone on but you could also say "7 HR in his first 116 AB... 12 in 187 since." Probably best to leave out the 4 HR Game altogether.
  24. Couldn't agree more, I love watching him pitch because of his combination of skill and fierce personality. The game took a big blow from losing both JoFer and Yordano who also brought that dynamic to the mound. Hopefully his antics remain on the diamond and social media like Richard Sherman and he stays out of trouble off the field. His going back to Duke to graduate while rehabbing from his knee surgery is a good indication to me that he has a good head on his shoulders.
  25. He hit another one Marte brought back last night. I have always thought he has a solid shot at being a 15-20 HR a year guy with his home park. Power was sapped the past couple years from wrist injury and the low HR total in the minors could just be a combination of different balls at AAA and working on a specific approach. https://www.mlb.com/video/must-c-marte-robs-homer/c-1677480783?tid=11493214 It's too bad for Schebler (I think Duvall is a far safer bet as far as job security goes) but Winker is really the kind of hitter the Reds need in front of Votto, a guy who ca
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