***2021 MLB Thread: BACK***

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by teel, Mar 31, 2021.

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  1. MG2

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    I'm okay with the 3-man booth in this case because I don't think Ravech is good enough as a PbP guy to carry a 2-man crew. He's just not experienced enough at doing it.

    Of all the ridiculous things about ESPN, the lack of legit PbP talent in pretty much every sport outside of basketball is inexplicable considering all the live rights they own across college and pro sports. I don't have an issue with Ravech, but he's no different from Levy in the MNF booth. They're fine for what they've been doing at ESPN for decades, but just not experienced enough at PbP to be good in that platform. Fowler was able to transition in that way, but it took him years of not being very good at it in major moments before he got better.
     
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  2. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    TBS/TNT seriously has a deeper bench of pbp talent if you think about it
     
  3. teel

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    Seems like their best PbP talent is on the radio and they don't promote them in favor of bigger names, Boog Schiambi walked right out the door to the Cubs and he would have been great for SNB
     
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  4. dblplay1212

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  5. The Goat

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    I don't know why I decided to read the comments on that post. So many Tampons comments it is extremely cringy.
     
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  6. DeToxRox

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  7. The Goat

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    I will not enjoy this if it fucks with my Extra Innings by not having the game on there.
     
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  8. bwi2

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  9. ashy larry

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  10. ashy larry

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  11. Truman

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    Cardinals great, John Lester announced his retirement
     
  12. spagett

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  13. teel

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    He's a free agent, didn't have to go back to that team. BAD JOKE
     
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  14. Truman

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    I was today years old when I learned that Greg Maddox would literally piss on his teammates. What a POS scumbag

     
  15. MG2

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    I have faith that the owners have put enough into this proposal that the two sides can talk in the same room for at least 12 minutes before the players walk out and leak that the proposal was trash.
     
  16. Dr. Richard Cranium

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  17. Tobias

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    mrs met is single and ready to mingle :diddydatass:
     
  18. MG2

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    Shocking


     
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  19. bwi2

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    So judging by timestamp, I’m guessing we made it up to a marathon 14 minute bargaining session?
     
  20. MG2

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    What the hell does this "draft picks for teams that don't manipulate service time" thing? Why not just fix service time to avoid incentivizing orgs to manipulate it in the first place? Wouldn't that be a lot easier?

     
  21. fucktx

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    Yadier might be in a wheelchair by the time they actually play again
     
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  22. El_Pato

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  23. MG2

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    Seems very rare for teams to move fences back instead of in, but maybe that's just me thinking of Comerica, which has moved them in at least once or twice and is possibly doing it again.
     
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  24. Baron

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    Great American Ballpark should definitely do this. #Cincinnati Reds
     
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  25. bwi2

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    particularly surprising from Peter Angelos, who I’m shocked is giving up $36 in fan revenue per year to make the park more fair for pitchers
     
  26. Jimmy Mac

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    I’ve said this for years, every small market club should move the fences back, higher, and spend your cash on pitching.
     
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  27. Spontaneous Cumbustion

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    It would be really easy for the reds to take out rows in the left and right field seats if they wanted. Both are already elevated so they would just be pushing the wall back and making it higher. They won't do it though because Bob won't spend money on that.
     
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  28. MG2

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    The bigger the park, the less you need to spend on pitching. That's been Oakland's model for 20 years now.
     
  29. Truman

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    And still will have a 1.95 pop time
     
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  30. Jimmy Mac

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    True but if you spend the extra cash on an ace or 2 and play small ball you’re winning 90+ games in a big park.
     
  31. The Goat

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    What an abomination. Someone should be fired for these.
     
  32. bwi2

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    Ah yes, the storied Yankees - Marlins rivalry
     
  33. Gunners

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  34. NP13

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    They're not even Florida anymore
     
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  35. laxjoe

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    i don't even understand these hats
     
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  36. Willpépé

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    The only good thing about that hat is if you ever see someone wearing one in the wild, under no circumstances should you engage in conversation.
     
  37. jrmy

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    The preferred hat for the “but the Yankees are my favorite AL team” guy in your life
     
  38. The Goat

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    Only version of the hat I would respect.

     
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  39. Emma

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    So there's this reddit user that has been drawing Mike Trout every day until the lockout is over. S/he is currently on day 43. TMB and Reddit post formats are messed up, the drawing look better when clicked on. Some highlights:
























     
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  40. Charles DeMar

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  41. Charles DeMar

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    Yikes, interesting thread here; I wonder if Beltran’s niece is his source regarding the MLBPA and labor negotiations

    :gross: :booger::pffft:r u srs rite now




     
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  42. Andy Reocho

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  43. MG2

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    Correa switched to Boras as his agent. Curious on the rationale there in terms of the timing.
     
  44. dblplay1212

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    Wasn't liking the offers he was getting pre-lockout?
     
  45. MG2

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    I didn't listen to anything and it's ridiculous to complain that people are reading into a tweet his group put out.

    That said, the idea of not having faith in the leadership of this version of the PA doesn't make someone anti-labor. The leadership of the union has sucked for years. The reason this lockout is going to take forever is because the union is currently trying to erase 10+ years of bad decisions that put them in this hole. And everyone outside of the PA that was paying attention in real time during those decisions talked about how deep that hole was getting, and they did them anyway.
     
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  46. MG2

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    I'm wondering if it has more to do with perhaps his agents not wanting him to sign before Dec 1, and he now thinks that was a bad idea. According to most of the stuff I've seen, that was the message his reps were telling people while a lot of other guys were signing. No clue what the offers were, though, other than the Detroit one that seemed very low (10/$275M) based on the other deals being signed.
     
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  47. Charles DeMar

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    ICYMI

     
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