***2020 MLB Thread: Nice swing bitch!***

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by teel, Jul 23, 2020.

  1. spagett

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    Did Houston lose?
     
  2. bro

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    Indeed
     
  3. spagett

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    Just now catching up

    Didn't know that the Astros lost
     
  4. poor paul

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  5. spagett

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    That's great that there are now metrics for umpires that are becoming more well known

    Hope this holds them accountable, because it sure seems like a buddy system
     
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  6. Charles DeMar

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    wow, seems like they should only pick from like the top 20. But at least there’s no Angel, Cowboy Joe, or Ron Kulpa
     
  7. bwi2

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    Diaz is pretty bad from a personality perspective, although apparently just average from an accuracy one
     
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  9. Charles DeMar

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    Uncle Charlie in another game 7 would be amazing, but doubt the Dodgers let it get that far

     
  10. MG2

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    It's kind of weird they're doing the traditional travel off days for the WS after not doing that to this point, but I'm assuming both teams are pretty happy about it.
     
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  11. ashy larry

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    just read the Rays’ prorated payroll (28mm) is roughly equivalent to betts’ and kershaw’s prorated salaries

    there’s definitely a wrong team to pull for this series (unless you’re dodgers fan or the rays sent your team home this postseason)
     
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  12. MG2

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    The Rays could spend more if they wanted. Not to the level (or anywhere close) of the Dodgers, but they could spend more and don't. And, on a lot of levels, it allows them to do the things they like to do.

    Not saying people shouldn't root for the Rays. I'm just not into the payroll thing.
     
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  13. danny2430

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    While I partly agree with this, having the worst rated home plate umpire is a pretty bad look
     
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  14. bro

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    Dodgers have also pulled about a half-dozen guys out of the trash bin (Turner, Muncy, Hernandez, Taylor) and their entire starting rotation is homegrown (Kersh, Buehler, Urias, Gonsolin, May). More homegrown guys: Seager, Bellinger, Will Smith, etc
     
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  15. ashy larry

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    i’m not mad at it if that’s how you have to rationalize pulling for the team with 5x the payroll
     
  16. ashy larry

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    you guys do have a lot of homegrown studs. hate you
     
  17. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    TIL user ashy larry is Jerry Reinsdorf
     
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  18. bwi2

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    On one hand, the Rays should be commended for their roster construction; on the other hand, I think it’s reasonable to back teams that don’t build their rosters around minimizing the slice of the revenue pie that players take home
     
  19. ashy larry

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    do the rays even generate revenue
     
  20. steamengine

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    Just trying on some things for size don’t mind me
     
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  21. bwi2

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    No clue how realistic Forbes valuation are, but they have the Rays as one of the least profitable teams...with only $68 million in operating income last year (although that’s been as low as $8 million as of a few years ago, and I can’t imagine it looks good this year, although they’ll be one of the least affected teams).
     
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  22. MG2

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    Second one needs work, IMO
     
  23. MG2

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    Does that count revenue sharing/national TV?
     
  24. bwi2

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    I think so - it represents about half of the team’s valuation.
     
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  25. MG2

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    That's surprisingly low, then. Especially with the national media and tech deals they've done in recent years that were reportedly worth a ton for each team of late.
     
  26. poor paul

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    I mean, the Rays actively try to undermine player salary so it's incredibly rational to root for the team that pays players. I'm not saying who anybody should root for but I think it takes more salary rationalization to root for the Rays.
     
  27. dtx

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    i’m surprised the rays even paid snell even though that’s a ridiculously team friendly deal
     
  28. poor paul

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    they just bought out what was going to be incredibly high arbitration salaries and spread it out over multiple years.

    they've done that to a bunch of guys throughout the years.
     
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  29. ashy larry

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    fuck the owners across the board. i’m not really rooting for the front offices tho. i’m rooting for the 25 guys that collectively make what kershaw/betts make. it’s your classic david vs Goliath setup

    also- the dodgers have quite a bit more cheddar to throw around anyways
     
  30. dtx

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    he’s going to fetch a nice archer deal in a few years

    hate the rays
     
  31. dblplay1212

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    Hard to say the Rays are David when they had the 2nd best record in baseball. Sure, they go about it another way, but it's not like they are some Cinderella team making a crazy run.

    Just be honest, you're rooting for the Rays bc they didn't beat your team. I readily admit that's why I'm rooting for the Dodgers. Fuck the Rays imo.
     
  32. ashy larry

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    yea obv our series is the main reason I’m not pulling for the dodgers. im a very serious fandom cop and there’s a right team to pull for if your team didn’t get sent home by either is all I’m sayin. no further questions.
     
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  33. ashy larry

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    first and foremost i’m team #National League so it’s a bit complicated. means discrepancies ultimately tipped the scales in the Rays’ favor
     
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  34. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    Yeah the Rays aren't some Cinderella story that has snuck up on everyone. They are pretty much Gonzaga at this point. Might be working with less resources, but they've been good for a long time.

     
  35. Boo MFer!

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  36. tylerdolphin

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    I don't really have a problem with the Rays and rooted for them against the Astros like any reasonable person. But I desperately want to see Kershaw have a few great starts this WS and shake that monkey and win the WS.

    I don't really care about the payrolls TBH.
     
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  37. tylerdolphin

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    I'm guessing everyone at the alternate site gets a uniform? I doubt he's on the actual roster.
     
  38. Boo MFer!

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    It’s still real to me, damnit.
     
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  39. ashy larry

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    you can be the best team in your league and still be an underdog in the World Series. this dodgers team is historically good. that’s a weird take.

    the david v goliath point was in reference to their resources
     
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  40. dtx

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    franco would probably hit better than anyone not named randy in the rays lineup right now
     
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  41. MG2

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  42. ohhaithur

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    MLB.com is ready
     
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  43. TC

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    Dloldgers
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  44. laxjoe

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    :crossedarms::tebow:
     
  45. steamengine

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    How many teams made it in both leagues :smug:
     
  46. Boo MFer!

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    No Wander, and Sherriff over Alvarado is interesting.

     
  47. dtx

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    brett phillips and hunter renfroe

    :blech:
     
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  48. Boo MFer!

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    Yeah, but Phillips dances better than you!
     
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  49. bro

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