HoF Smoltzy v2.0: FUCK

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  1. Buzz

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    Yeah we seem to be walking a lot. I figured our OBP had to be up there. Lots of guys for us are being patient and drawing walks. Exciting given the power our 1-5 guys have.

    Also this is a good article from Bowman today. Snit basically saying he wanted to see Ozzie's improvements from the left side before moving him to the top. Whatever

    https://www.mlb.com/amp/news/ozzie-...aves-vs-degrom.html?__twitter_impression=true
     
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  2. jplaYa

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    I’d like to see GOAT start 75% of his games in LF and let Ender come in during leads in the 8th/9th after GOAT’s third or fourth AB for defense.
     
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  3. Where Eagles Dare

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    With Camargo in the line up, Flow stroking it and BMac being OK when he's back healthy, out 1-8 is sooo much better than where we left off last year.

    We don't have gross massive holes (tired Kakes, Ozzie, Dansby, Ender) like we did to end 18.
     
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  4. JeremyLambsFace

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    Diamondbacks pitching staff (not including Greinke and Kelly who we don't have to face) looks pretty shoddy outside of Robbie Ray and Greg Holland so far. And even Robbie Ray has been pulling a Newk so far this year and pitching too deep into counts to finish a 6th inning.

    And we get Fried and Touki starts. Should be a fun series.
     
  5. Where Eagles Dare

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    We had some damn good patience vs deGrom
     
  6. Buzz

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    We did. The umpire behind HP also called a great game unlike Bellino Thurs. Bellino made the game about him and penalized our hitters time and time again for displaying great patience. I'm still salty af about that game. He completely altered that game with his ridiculous strike zone. Having plate discipline, drawing walks and working counts is part of our strategy. He took the bat out of players hands time and time again calling strikes on balls that were virtually unhittable. Fuck him.
     
  7. Gin Buckets

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    In other news, Kevin Maitan has 4 hits in 32 ABs so far this season in the minors. Despite small sample size, this irrationally gives me a sense of relief.

    It’s weird because I’m not rooting for the kid to fail at all, but know it would sting a lot more if he all of the sudden was the top ranked prospect in the minors.
     
  8. Buzz

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  9. CUtigers86

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    Career:

    Player 1 - .287/.336/.388/.724. 3 straight gold gloves, 1 time all star, Top 10 in steals NL last 2 seasons.

    Player 2 - .278/.343/.453/.796 more power numbers than player 1, no steals contribution, strikes out significantly more than player 1 in significantly less ABs

    I think we all know who these players are. Ender should not be leading off right now, but it’s hilarious how beloved player 2 is to the point that people here want to remove a gold glove caliber defender in a premium position and shift our best hitter over to a more demanding defensive position to open the door for player 2 to get more ABs.

    If anything, Inciarte is ok batting 8th until he picks things up, Camargo is a fine bench player and Culberson may warrant more ABs.
     
  10. Where Eagles Dare

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    Now do the catching prospect that was taken from us
     
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  11. Drown ‘Em

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    8-20 with 2 doubles and 4 rbis for a small but cool .400/.500/.900 slash.
     
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  12. Where Eagles Dare

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    What his name? I just remember he was another guy that hurt losing
     
  13. Drown ‘Em

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    Abrahan Gutierrez in the Phils organization.
     
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  14. Where Eagles Dare

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    [don't argue with Ender's mom using years old stats to justify her son is still a good hitter]
     
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  15. Where Eagles Dare

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    Gross he went to Philly
     
  16. Drown ‘Em

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    Yep, and still not 20 yet...
     
  17. Where Eagles Dare

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    Damn he had a solid year in Rookie ball in 2018
     
  18. Drown ‘Em

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    Yep, losing him hurt, but losing him to the Phils sucks even more than to almost anyone else.
     
  19. Sterling A

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  20. CUtigers86

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    You are the baseball savant that suggested batting Ronnie lead off and shifting the entire lineup around for a .200 hitter that has barely played the OF.

    I’m just trying to help you avoid looking like an ass.
     
  21. Where Eagles Dare

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    [don't respond to the guy using 4 year old stat lines and absurdly small sample sizes whilst capping for a guy OPSing 550]
     
  22. CUtigers86

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    Ok, this year’s sample size says “GOAT” is batting .200, striking out 36% of the time, and not our best option defensively in the outfield so... you’re still dumb.

    Stick to figuring out how to order an Uber at games and work up to managing/GM work
     
  23. FightingCock

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    What the hell guys? Goat has proven to be the better hitter overall. Ender is without a doubt a better fielder. It's ok to want different things in our lineup. Chill the hell out
     
  24. JeremyLambsFace

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    Ji Hwan Bae was the one I thought would hurt but he hasn't been great for the Pirates so far
     
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  25. Where Eagles Dare

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    Dude just keeps responding to himself.

    It's weird
     
  26. Sterling A

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  27. JeremyLambsFace

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    Just a PSA for the thread, you calculate K-rate by dividing strikeouts by plate appearances, not at-bats
     
  28. Room 15

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    Just noticed that Machado has been playing att 3b this year. Wasn't part of his demands that he got to play SS? Maybe that was overblown
     
  29. JeremyLambsFace

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    I think he was cool with it because it meant he was playing with Tatis Jr on the left side of the infield.
     
  30. Where Eagles Dare

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    Saw that on highlights too and was wondering.

    Guess someone talked sense into him
     
  31. Where Eagles Dare

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    He's racist and hates Bae
     
  32. Where Eagles Dare

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    Have to be a pretty big idiot to do this
     
  33. CUtigers86

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    How big of an idiot would you have to be to want Ronnie batting lead off 1-10?

    Figured i’d ask an idiot himself.
     
  34. Where Eagles Dare

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    Come Saturday night...

    Is Touki in the Bull Pen? Seems like he's gonna be the guy vs Fried. Expect both of them to dominate AZ.

    I want Soroka in the pen too come mid May. Give him a "light" year in the majors inning wise
     
  35. JeremyLambsFace

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    I’d expect Touki to go down before going to the pen tbh
     
  36. Where Eagles Dare

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    He was just brought up to be into the Pen, but Newk shat himself
     
  37. JeremyLambsFace

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  38. clemsontyger04

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    Dmx just hates Goat. Was against him playing 3rd over Flaherty last year as well.
     
  39. Where Eagles Dare

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    :roll:

    This DMX poster picks fucking awful favorites. Almost as bad as Tobias
     
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  40. Tobias

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    the next braves take i have that is wrong will be my first
     
  41. Where Eagles Dare

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    That was a helluva move right there. Needs to pull some strings with our pen (Kill JV)
     
  42. Where Eagles Dare

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    Ace or Ace killer? 1st deGrom, next??

    Corey Kluber vs. Julio Teheran - Friday
     
  43. Where Eagles Dare

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    Ender had 0 DRS so far and his other advanced defensive metrics are shit and way down from his normal levels. SSS tho, especially for UZR
     
  44. Louis Holth

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    Having dmx blocked is so nice
     
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  45. Gregor

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    I think they'll leave Touki stretched out until the rotation sorts itself out. We've already demoted 50% of the opening day starters and Folty is still making rehab starts. Thank God for Gausman, Fried and ......ACE!
     
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  47. Baseballman86

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    JD about to copy Ronnie and win it this week
     
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  48. JeremyLambsFace

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    2 out of 3 ain't bad
     
  49. Clown Baby

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