***2019 MLB Thread: Couldn’t be me! Wouldn’t be me! Shall not be me!***

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by teel, Mar 28, 2019.

  1. Tex

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  2. swiggs

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    His throwing accuracy is outstanding
     
  3. Truman

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    Chris Duncan passed away from brain cancer today. :tebow:

    Edmonds in the booth and he’s getting choked up.
     
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  4. dblplay1212

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    Damn the pop time on this had to be insane. Don't normally see a fast guy thrown out by getting tagged on the leg, much less after a shitty pitch.

     
  5. Emma

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    Grandal got ahold of one 442ft
     
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    :raiseit:
     
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  7. bro

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    Lol Phillies
     
  8. The B1G Kucktis

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    We deserve the embarrassment
     
  9. Vinegar Strokes

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  10. dblplay1212

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  11. Gunners

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    The Braves are destroying the optimism of the district
     
  12. Truman

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    Christian Fucking Yelich!!!!!
     
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  13. Emma

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    The Yelich trade was bad
     
  14. Degausser

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    "Hottest team in baseball"
     
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  15. Gunners

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    Nats have stupid commentators and had Bryce Harper, besides that I think they have an incredible passive fanbase and humble players. You have to manufacture a reason to hate the current group.
     
  16. Degausser

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    They're my favorite team's biggest rival recently. That's reason enough. I really really hate them.
     
  17. Truman

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  18. poor paul

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  19. Emma

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    Cherry picked stat of the day

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  20. teel

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    Anybody know anything about this prospect

     
  21. Willpépé

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    I hope they keep this ball forever.
     
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  22. Truman

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    cubs brewers getting chippy
     
  23. poor paul

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    what happened?
     
  24. Truman

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    Russell got drilled in the head. Clearly accident. Joe yelling at Houser. Then the brewers kind of imploded that inning.

    Wasn’t a huge deal. Looked like it was gonna escalate more than it did
     
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  25. Emma

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    Fuck Russell
     
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  26. Emma

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    Our almost hired as a FedEx worker and former top prospect Tyrone Taylor just got his first RBI and hit

    /endtweet
     
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  28. Truman

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    This Bryan ROYnolds guy we’ve heard so much about went 3-17 this weekend w 5ks and 0BBs


    What’s the big deal??

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    Hottest team in baseball since September 8 :smugdog:
     
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  31. Luka

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    only in Boston can you win a WS and get fired less than a year later
     
  32. 49ers169

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    I think it is more they don't want to lose Romero to another team and think that highly of him. Certainly not Dombrowski's fault for the breakdown of this season.
     
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    Don’t ruin this with logic
     
  34. Luka

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  35. MG2

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    I've never heard of Romero. What's in his resume that's so good?

    And I don't think Dombrowski has done that good of a job there, either, so I don't think this is some terrible thing. He dealt farm guys but that's not a big deal because they won the title and you do what you have to do. He didn't replenish the system, though, and it's basically the same as he did in Detroit. When all the big boys around the league are spending like them while doing much better developing, that's a problem.
     
  36. 49ers169

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    He is the top guy considered within the organization from a talent evaluator perspective and was the lead guy in getting Devers and Moncada when they initially signed, as well as many of the efforts to increase the international presence.

    Related to Dombrowski has he done exceptional? No he is considerably behind someone like Theo, but he won the AL East every year he was here up until this year and also won a WS. Played it well in the prospects he traded, albeit the returns were sometimes lackluster (i.e. Pomeranz).

    As for replenishing the system it is what it is. He seems to have hit on Casas although really early there. Houck looks like he will help in some fashion and Groome has never really gotten it going. However it was always going to be difficult to get it significantly revived without trading key pieces as they haven't had a ton of capital to work off of.

    But I think most saw it was coming this year. Pretty significant crossroad year trying to figure out what to do with Betts and he was always a short-term gap replacement.
     
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  37. MG2

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    I don't want to say he did a bad job, and don't think he necessarily deserved to get fired. That team is kind of up against it $$ wise, though, and some of those signings look rough.

    I can see why ownership for a team like Boston would look at what a team like the Dodgers are doing right now and think they're not maximizing the return as far as building up the entire organization, though. I think DD kind of lives in that old school world where there are teams who are going for it and teams that are rebuilding. Teams like the Dodgers right now are kind of proving you can do both at the same time at a high level.
     
  38. MG2

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    As a Tigers' fan, it does feel ridiculous that Dombrowski got fired after winning a WS while dumb fuck Al Avila just got an extension for finishing with the worst record in baseball for the second time in his four years.
     
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  39. 49ers169

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    Touche and that I think is probably the perspective of the Sox ownership. I mean when they brought him in it was very clear it was WS or bust and do it at almost any expense possible. Which he succeeded however this year has been ugly in a variety of ways, mainly starting with the pitching which was a weak link in Detroit if I recall correctly.

    Just makes it pretty difficult from a GM perspective and honestly pretty split reaction with most thinking he got an unfair shake. And almost everyone hated the hiring initially.
     
  40. MG2

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    He built a rotation of Verlander, Scherzer, Sanchez, Fister and Porcello, so that went pretty well. The bullpen was always an issue for a variety of reasons (some his fault, some just dumb luck).

    In general, I think Dombrowski's lack of analytic understanding kept him from being able to build up the second half of the roster for a lot of his teams like teams like the Dodgers, Astros and Yankees have in recent years. Last year ended up good for the Sox, but part of that is the starters who ended up pitching in relief. The teams he built in Detroit in 2012 and 13 were absurd from 1-10, but 11-25 always seemed to bite them in the ass.
     
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  41. Cornelius Suttree

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    Manaea today: 7 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 10 SO/2 BB. Vs Detroit, true. But really nice to see nonetheless
     
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  42. The Goat

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    Devers and Moncada were top IFA prospects that most could see were high quality players in the making. The resume has to be better than that.
     
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    I worded it poorly as that wasn't some great talent find, however the majority of the international play is building relationships and he is the only guy left in the organization after the talent departures that is very good in that area.
     
  44. MG2

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    Was there a lot of chatter that he would be in play elsewhere as a GM if this move wasn't made?
     
  45. MG2

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    This is a really cool story if you subscribe to The Athletic

     
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  46. 49ers169

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    There were rumblings around May/June when Henry made that obscure quote about the construction of the team that Romero, and others, were potentially looking elsewhere if this were to be the same next year.

    Whether it is at GM I don't know but wouldn't have been surprised if he was putting feelers to Arizona/Chicago or the like.

    Based on the stuff that has filtered out seems like it is a stop gap for now so who knows.
     
  47. Charles DeMar

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    Can anyone share it/spoiler it?

    Regardless, I imagine Verlander will be hooking up rookie Abraham Toro with something nice after Toro hit a 2-run HR with 2 outs in the top of the 9th of his recent no-hitter.
     
  48. MG2

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    Story on The Athletic about Dombrowski described what I was talking about last night with ownership not liking what they're seeing about Dombrowski's overall process compared to teams like the Dodgers, Astros and Yankees, and even suggested they were unsure of him moving forward during last season to the point that Dombrowski really had to battle to get the Sale contract done. Seems really weird they would commit that kind of money to Sale and Eovaldi on the recommendation of a GM they didn't trust.
     
  49. Cornelius Suttree

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    Reynolds and Yaz both in the lineup tonight let's goooo
     
  50. dblplay1212

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    Ugh now Tauchman out for the year. Hopefully Stanton comes back next week as planned.