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Title: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Snaggletiger on March 15, 2022, 05:34:49 PM
Spring Training is finally underway.  I saw a schedule, and the Angels, or somebody, was playing the "Guardians".  I stared at that one for a minute before it dawned on me that this is the Indians new, woke name. 

Baseball is going to look a little different this year, with quite a few rules changes, the most notable of which, is the Universal DH. I know we had some discussion on that a couple of years ago, and I was in favor of it, while most of you were not.  I think a lot of the argument against it centered around more strategy being required of managers.  I get that, but this ain't your daddy's baseball anymore.  There is almost zero strategy involved.  Bunting, steals, moving players over is sadly, a thing of the past.  Now, it's every pitcher throws 95-100, and every hitter comes out of his shoes on every swing. It's a 400 foot bomb, or hang another K sign on the outfield wall.  But I digress.

Looks like the pitch clock is coming in as well.  14 seconds with the bases empty, and 19 with runners on.

I did scan over an article, but I believe it confirmed that the idiotic shifts are null and void. If that's the case, Thank you Haysus.

Got a hand full of big time free agents still out there.  Carlos Correa is going to make someone happy.  May be back in Houston again.  Freddie has a lot of suitors, but I think someone is going to do something stupid and pay him too much for far too long.  He's about to be 33, and yes, he's playing damn good.  But I'm betting we're going to see an Albert Pujols situation play out again.  Hey, I hope the man gets his $$$.  Love everything he did for the ATL.  He was the face. But that's the nature of the game these days.

One guy that might put a team over the top is Nick Castellanos (sp?) Dude was a hitting machine last season.  What I read was that he wants to get back near home and has a lot of interest in the Marlins, but that franchise has a long way to go.

On the home front, according to the updated roster, if the season started today, the Braves would have Adam Duvall, Ronald Acuna, Jr. and Marcel Ozuna in the outfield.  I thought Ozuna was done after he and the Mrs. couldn't stop beating the shit out of each other with household objects.  Guess not.

I also read that Atlanta was serious about going after Justin Verlander, but that wasn't going to happen.  That makes me hap hap.  Glad to see they understand they need a true, proven #1 starter.  They have the sticks.

Thoughts?  How is your club looking?   
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: CCTAU on March 15, 2022, 07:15:06 PM
“Baseball is gonna look a little different this year..”
Not for some of us….

Although it is sad that Freddie won’t spend his career with the bravos. Makes what Chipper did all that more special.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Snaggletiger on March 15, 2022, 09:30:25 PM
Yeah, I would have thought Freddie would be a lifer, but that’s been the exception rather the norm for some time now in pro sports.  Go back to Joe Montana, Brett Favre, Albert Pujols, Tom Brady...hell, even Michael Jordan.  The list is long.  Not that Freddie is in that rarified air, but he’s definitely a Hall of Famer.

On another note.  Obviously I’ve been living under a rock, or I just plain forgot.  Max Scherzer is a Met?  How did I miss that?
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: GH2001 on March 16, 2022, 07:46:20 AM
Yeah, I would have thought Freddie would be a lifer, but that’s been the exception rather the norm for some time now in pro sports.  Go back to Joe Montana, Brett Favre, Albert Pujols, Tom Brady...hell, even Michael Jordan.  The list is long.  Not that Freddie is in that rarified air, but he’s definitely a Hall of Famer.

On another note.  Obviously I’ve been living under a rock, or I just plain forgot.  Max Scherzer is a Met?  How did I miss that?

The lockout news over shadowed that move right after.

The Freddie situation is very similar to puljols as jarhead can prob attest. Cards took some heat I imagine from many well intentioned but emotional fans. But in the end you can’t overpay an aging star with an “emotional contract”. Cards haven’t won a ws since but they’ve been in the thick of it all almost every year since. The angels? Not so much.

Freddie leaving sucks but it’s part of the game. He wanted too much for his age. Anything past 5 years makes zero sense and takes him almost to 40. Braves said the same about josh Donaldson and let him walk too. That was a good move. Braves get Acuna and ozuna back and now bring in Matt Olson - who is honestly just about Freddie’s equal on production. He’s only 26 and they just locked him into 8 years. I’m strangely ok with it all this soon. If fans can get past their affection for Freddie, this is an extremely good team. Better on paper than the World Series lineup. 

I like that the Freddie “staying or going” drama is now removed from the Braves. Now the Dodgers, Sox or Yankees can overpay for him like those teams often do.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Buzz Killington on March 16, 2022, 08:41:56 AM
Fucking Stacey Abrams.

I'd love to see Freddie come to Chicago, but that won't be happening.  We will get nothing again and like it.
Marcus Stroman will join Kyle "Doc" Hendricks along with a few guys that will end up with 6+ eras.  But it's ok that they will give up a bunch of runs, because this batting lineup will average at least 2.11111 runs a game. 

If you need me, I will be over here wearing my 2016 World Series Champs memorabilia.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Buzz Killington on March 17, 2022, 09:38:55 AM
And just like that, things have changed.  Cubbies sign Seiya Suzuki from the Japanese beisbol league for $85M over 5 years.  Now we should be a solid contender for 3rd in the NL Central!
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Snaggletiger on March 17, 2022, 10:10:29 AM
And just like that, things have changed.  Cubbies sign Seiya Suzuki from the Japanese beisbol league for $85M over 5 years.  Now we should be a solid contender for 3rd in the NL Central!

His family makes a mean motorcycle.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Snaggletiger on March 17, 2022, 11:25:05 AM
Freeman signs a 6 year deal with the Dodgers averaging $27 million per year.  I read it was the 3rd straight year the Dodgers have signed someone to a $100 million plus contract.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: AUTiger1 on March 17, 2022, 03:51:17 PM
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Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: GH2001 on March 18, 2022, 01:09:14 PM
Freeman signs a 6 year deal with the Dodgers averaging $27 million per year.  I read it was the 3rd straight year the Dodgers have signed someone to a $100 million plus contract.

Once the Braves, Sox and Yankees bailed out of the freeman charade - Dodgers had total leverage to actually pay him what he’s worth. Worked out well for everyone really.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Snaggletiger on March 23, 2022, 12:29:43 PM
As I referred to earlier with regard to Max Scherzer to the Mets, and me apparently taking up residence under a rock, another move went right over my head.  The Braves signed long time Dodgers reliever/closer, Kenley Jansen.  Hate to get someone at 35 years old in that role, but despite a few bumps in the road, he's always been a very effective closer.  Don't know if that will be his role, but I'd kind of like to have him as an option to Will Smith.  Smith got the job done, but I had zero confidence any time he took the bump.  Just not a closer to me.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Buzz Killington on March 23, 2022, 01:10:23 PM
As I referred to earlier with regard to Max Scherzer to the Mets, and me apparently taking up residence under a rock, another move went right over my head.  The Braves signed long time Dodgers reliever/closer, Kenley Jansen.  Hate to get someone at 35 years old in that role, but despite a few bumps in the road, he's always been a very effective closer.  Don't know if that will be his role, but I'd kind of like to have him as an option to Will Smith.  Smith got the job done, but I had zero confidence any time he took the bump.  Just not a closer to me.
I need to know who is going to be the closer...had them both on my fantasy team last year.  Which one should I dump?
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: AUJarhead on March 23, 2022, 02:10:10 PM
If you need me, I will be over here wearing my 2016 World Series Champs memorabilia.

And we are also 5 full seasons removed from their last championship, so you can bitch about the Cubs now.

Of course, when you guys win the WS this year, you won't be doing much bitching anyway.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Snaggletiger on March 23, 2022, 02:17:28 PM
And we are also 5 full seasons removed from their last championship, so you can bitch about the Cubs now.

Of course, when you guys win the WS this year, you won't be doing much bitching anyway.

Oh shit.  Some way too early, Spring Training reverse karma mojo smack.  I like it.   
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Snaggletiger on March 23, 2022, 02:37:45 PM
I honestly don't recognize most of the names on the Cubbies roster.  Certainly not the who's who it was 5 years ago.  But then, they seemed to go the way several teams have gone lately with the complete tear down/rebuild, like the Stro's, Braves and Red Sox.

I noticed they picked up a couple of former Braves hurlers in Chris Martin and Drew Smiley.  Martin is a big, 6'8" middle reliever who gave us some solid innings.  He's also a decent front man for Cold Play when he's not on the bump.  Drew Smiley was quietly 11-4 last year, but an ERA well over 4.00.  He could be a good 5th day starter in the rotation.

Picked up Andrelton Simmons as well, but that may just be giving him a shot to revive his career.  Great SS, but hasn't hit a lick in quite a while. 

So Buzz, are any of these no-names some hot prospects that you guys are looking to build around?
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Buzz Killington on March 24, 2022, 08:38:00 AM
I honestly don't recognize most of the names on the Cubbies roster.  Certainly not the who's who it was 5 years ago.  But then, they seemed to go the way several teams have gone lately with the complete tear down/rebuild, like the Stro's, Braves and Red Sox.

I noticed they picked up a couple of former Braves hurlers in Chris Martin and Drew Smiley.  Martin is a big, 6'8" middle reliever who gave us some solid innings.  He's also a decent front man for Cold Play when he's not on the bump.  Drew Smiley was quietly 11-4 last year, but an ERA well over 4.00.  He could be a good 5th day starter in the rotation.

Picked up Andrelton Simmons as well, but that may just be giving him a shot to revive his career.  Great SS, but hasn't hit a lick in quite a while. 

So Buzz, are any of these no-names some hot prospects that you guys are looking to build around?

Watch out for Bucky LaGrange.  I hear he's got a solid hold on the 2nd base job.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Sr38Dcui9U
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Snaggletiger on March 24, 2022, 10:15:55 AM
Looks to me like the Cards line up will pretty much mirror what they put on the field in 21'.  Molina, Arenado, Edman, DeJong and Goldy on the infield.  I see Bader and O'Neil are back in the outfield as well. A lot of the same faces in the starting rotation, including Wainooooooo....

BTW, when the Cards and Mets play, if Waino and Scherzer ever match up, I may find a way to go.  That's bucket list level shizit for me.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: AUJarhead on March 24, 2022, 01:33:10 PM
Snags, it will also be the last year you get to watch Waino and Molina.  Both said this is pretty much the last ride for them.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: AUTiger1 on March 25, 2022, 11:27:34 AM
Baseball!  Baseball!  We talking about Baseball?!

I went and looked at our starting rotation and my god!  Chris Holt and Darren Holmes (pitching coaches for the O's since no one has ever heard of them.) have their work cut out for them and will be earning their salaries this year.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: AUJarhead on March 25, 2022, 12:41:58 PM
Baseball!  Baseball!  We talking about Baseball?!

I went and looked at our starting rotation and my god!  Chris Holt and Darren Holmes (pitching coaches for the O's since no one has ever heard of them.) have their work cut out for them and will be earning their salaries this year.

And when they play the Cubs in the World Series you can say...

Sorry, just couldn't do it.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Snaggletiger on March 25, 2022, 12:44:14 PM
And when they play the Cubs in the World Series you can say...

Sorry, just couldn't do it.

Yeah, even I couldn't go there.










Especially when everyone knows the Cards and Astros are already penciled in for a great 7 game series.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: AUJarhead on March 25, 2022, 12:44:57 PM
Especially when everyone knows the Cards and Astros are already penciled in for a great 7 game series.

I loathe you.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Snaggletiger on March 25, 2022, 02:20:28 PM
I loathe you.

Why, because you think the Cards will take it in 5?
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: AUJarhead on March 25, 2022, 02:39:48 PM
Why, because you think the Cards will take it in 5?

4.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Snaggletiger on March 25, 2022, 02:54:23 PM
4.

Break out the brooms.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Snaggletiger on March 26, 2022, 09:22:25 AM
So I’m watching ESPN this morning.  I see the scroll, and it says, “Rays get Harold Ramirez from Chicago.”

I thought, okay.  Then it said....

“Cubs get a 30 year old minor leaguer in the deal.”

That was it.  I chortled audibly.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: AUJarhead on March 28, 2022, 07:10:15 AM
Pujols coming back. 1 year, 2.5M as a dh
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: GH2001 on March 28, 2022, 02:01:30 PM
Pujols coming back. 1 year, 2.5M as a dh

As DH, that's not a bad deal really. And lets him finish back home.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Buzz Killington on March 28, 2022, 04:22:07 PM
So I’m watching ESPN this morning.  I see the scroll, and it says, “Rays get Harold Ramirez from Chicago.”

I thought, okay.  Then it said....

“Cubs get a 30 year old minor leaguer in the deal.”

That was it.  I chortled audibly.

Yes!  We back baby!  Championship!!!!!!!1
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: AUJarhead on March 31, 2022, 08:58:42 AM
Everyone talking about the Cards scoring 29 yesterday, and nobody worried about them giving up 8.  Sigh.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Buzz Killington on March 31, 2022, 10:00:44 AM
Everyone talking about the Cards scoring 29 yesterday, and nobody worried about them giving up 8.  Sigh.
They can outscore the Astros and take them in 5 at least...maybe 4.

You don't have to worry about pitching when your offense is that good.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Snaggletiger on March 31, 2022, 10:28:00 AM
They can outscore the Astros and take them in 5 at least...maybe 4.

You don't have to worry about pitching when your offense is that good.

^^^This right here^^^

Although, I do think the Stros and Cards World Series match up will go 6.  Damn, I'm really looking forward to that series. Can we just skip the regular season and get to it?
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Buzz Killington on March 31, 2022, 10:47:32 AM
^^^This right here^^^

Although, I do think the Stros and Cards World Series match up will go 6.  Damn, I'm really looking forward to that series. Can we just skip the regular season and get to it?
I vote for it
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: AUJarhead on March 31, 2022, 02:15:53 PM
^^^This right here^^^

Although, I do think the Stros and Cards World Series match up will go 6.  Damn, I'm really looking forward to that series. Can we just skip the regular season and get to it?

With Pujols, I think we can take them in 3.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: GH2001 on April 01, 2022, 09:03:16 AM
This thread and all comments in it are a complete waste of time. ESPN hath anointed the Dodgers as the greatest assembled team of all time and dave Roberts guaranteed a World Series. I wish I were actually kidding. 
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Buzz Killington on April 01, 2022, 09:04:51 AM
This thread and all comments in it are a complete waste of time. ESPN hath anointed the Dodgers as the greatest assembled team of all time and dave Roberts guaranteed a World Series. I wish I were actually kidding.

Just wait until the Cards punk that ass in the NLCS.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: GH2001 on April 01, 2022, 10:08:02 AM
Just wait until the Cards punk that ass in the NLCS.

Would rather them than the store bought Dodgers - but now Jar hates us both.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Snaggletiger on April 01, 2022, 11:26:45 AM
Just wait until the Cards punk that ass in the NLCS.

Werd!!!
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Snaggletiger on April 01, 2022, 11:30:28 AM
This thread and all comments in it are a complete waste of time. ESPN hath anointed the Dodgers as the greatest assembled team of all time and dave Roberts guaranteed a World Series. I wish I were actually kidding.

I heard Dave Roberts on The Dan Patrick Show.  He's a great interview, BTW.  He did "guarantee" a WS, but he followed it up with, "That's the goal.  That's the focus."

But yeah, ESPN is splooging all over them selves about the Dodgers.  Their line up pales in comparison to the mighty Cards.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: AUTiger1 on April 04, 2022, 12:37:30 PM
And when they play the Cubs in the World Series you can say...

Sorry, just couldn't do it.

I appreciate the effort! 
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Buzz Killington on April 04, 2022, 01:29:45 PM
Drafted Goldschmidt on my fantasy team last night, so he's destined to have a career worst year!
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: AUJarhead on April 06, 2022, 01:46:55 PM
Drafted Goldschmidt on my fantasy team last night, so he's destined to have a career worst year!

So one of two things will happen.

1) He will blow his knee out tomorrow, and be done for the year.
or
2) I'll send you a STL hat.  You want Red or Blue?
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Buzz Killington on April 06, 2022, 02:03:44 PM
So one of two things will happen.

1) He will blow his knee out tomorrow, and be done for the year.
or
2) I'll send you a STL hat.  You want Red or Blue?
I'm partial to blue.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Snaggletiger on April 06, 2022, 02:51:07 PM
They were doing a preseason show from the booth right outside Truist Park last night.  I was eating that shizzit up.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: CCTAU on April 06, 2022, 03:45:36 PM
They were doing a preseason show from the booth right outside Truist Park last night.  I was eating that shizzit up.

I live about 25 minutes north of there. I have only been inside the stadium for a college football game...
I did eat at Wallburgers in the battry once...does that count?
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Snaggletiger on April 06, 2022, 03:52:25 PM
I live about 25 minutes north of there. I have only been inside the stadium for a college football game...
I did eat at Wallburgers in the battry once...does that count?

It counts for more than I've done.  I still haven't been.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: GH2001 on April 06, 2022, 05:02:59 PM
It counts for more than I've done.  I still haven't been.

Im staying in the battery complex in June for teh Def Leppard/Poison/Crue concert there. Gonna get wild. But at least I won't get mugged by guys selling fake Bravos merchandise and Sams Choice Waters from Rotting Coolers on the sidewalk like Turner Field.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: CCTAU on April 07, 2022, 01:38:17 AM
Im staying in the battery complex in June for teh Def Leppard/Poison/Crue concert there. Gonna get wild. But at least I won't get mugged by guys selling fake Bravos merchandise and Sams Choice Waters from Rotting Coolers on the sidewalk like Turner Field.
Ahhh…the memories.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Buzz Killington on April 07, 2022, 08:44:57 AM
Im staying in the battery complex in June for teh Def Leppard/Poison/Crue concert there. Gonna get wild. But at least I won't get mugged by guys selling fake Bravos merchandise and Sams Choice Waters from Rotting Coolers on the sidewalk like Turner Field.
Fulton County Stadium scoffs at those wannabees.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: AUJarhead on April 18, 2022, 05:12:15 PM
Pujols got a shot at 700?  He's at 681.  Hit one in the first homestand, and then another yesterday in Milwaukee.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Snaggletiger on April 19, 2022, 02:30:02 PM
Pujols got a shot at 700?  He's at 681.  Hit one in the first homestand, and then another yesterday in Milwaukee.

He's averaged almost 18 a year over his last 5 seasons. So yeah, 700 is very doable. That would be an incredible milestone to go out on.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Snaggletiger on April 21, 2022, 05:48:56 PM
Being that the Braves are playing much like they did for 60%, or 239/427th of the season last year, I’ve been a little disinterested so far.  I’m watching some, and always checking on the score if I’m not watching.  But the other night against LA is another reason I’m having trouble getting semi-chub about the game.  I turn it on and the Braves are down 1-0.  Early innings, and they have a runner on 2nd with nobody out.  Austin Riley at the plate.  Strikes out on a swing that would have disabled a tank.  Next batter, same thing.  Last batter, mighty swing trying to hit the Hollywood sign.  Pop up to the infield.  Runner never even advanced.

The home run or nothing approach to the game is maddening.  There is no coaching.  There is no skill at the plate.  Doesn’t matter the situation, just swing for the fences.  Even the announcers have that same mentality.  They constantly talk about, “Well, if Ozzie can get a hold of one here….”.  They’re still using those goofy ass shifts and putting everyone on one side of the infield.  Just bunt the F’n ball to the opposite side.  You’re on.  But no.  That would mean I have to do something other than come out of my cleats with a gargantuan swing.

Maddening.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Snaggletiger on April 26, 2022, 03:41:56 PM
The 7-9 Cubbies, and 7-10 Braves open a series tonight.

Two Care Bears pillow fighting.

Pew Pew Pew
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Buzz Killington on April 26, 2022, 05:08:17 PM
The 7-9 Cubbies, and 7-10 Braves open a series tonight.

Two Care Bears pillow fighting.

Pew Pew Pew
It will be a most ripping victory
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Snaggletiger on April 26, 2022, 05:32:14 PM
It will be a most ripping victory

Son, I'm only gonna' tell you this one time...
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Snaggletiger on April 28, 2022, 11:26:22 AM
Pew Pew Pew
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 04, 2022, 03:30:49 PM
We suck!!!


That is all.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: AUJarhead on May 06, 2022, 12:24:06 PM
So about a month in, here are some standings:

Cards (15-10) sit 2.5 back from the Brewers.
Cubs (9-15) are 8 back from Milwaukee

And the Reds, if you aren't paying attention, are 3-22 (.120 winning percentage), and are serious contenders to break the Spiders record of futility (20-134 or about .149).  We're all rooting for you, Cincy!

Barves sitting at 12-15, and 6.5 back from Pond Scum.

Dodgers leading the West by 1/2 game on the Padres.

Over in the AL, The O's are tied with the Red Sox.  So that's great for Baltimore, but not so much for the BoSox.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: eagleair89 on May 06, 2022, 10:23:12 PM
Yankees win.

That is all.

( and if you haven't seen the braves in their new park, well you're just a putz.....wonderful wonderful venue....eapecially for a WS Game 4😁😁😁)
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: CCTAU on May 07, 2022, 01:33:09 AM
Yankees win.

That is all.

( and if you haven't seen the braves in their new park, well you're just a putz.....wonderful wonderful venue....eapecially for a WS Game 4😁😁😁)

Meh. I quit going around the time mlb woke up.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Buzz Killington on May 09, 2022, 08:55:50 AM
Well, the good news is that I have lots more free time this year.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 09, 2022, 11:18:28 AM
Well, the good news is that I have lots more free time this year.

We're only 3 games under .500, so things are really looking up.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: AUJarhead on May 09, 2022, 01:32:27 PM
Well, the good news is that I have lots more free time this year.

Really going to make you happy when you realize that baseball season goes right into college football season...
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Buzz Killington on May 09, 2022, 02:32:34 PM
Really going to make you happy when you realize that baseball season goes right into college football season...
Thanks for that.  Looks like I'll be getting a bunch of those big yard projects done this year on Saturdays too.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: AUJarhead on May 10, 2022, 01:51:06 PM
Early June seems late for the first Cards/Cubs series of the year.  On the schedule, it shows a handful of day/night double headers in Wrigley, with a "rescheduled from 4/4" comment (on 6/4)  and rescheduled from 4/6 (on 8/23).

Were those games originally set for opening weekend, and then got moved because of the lock out?
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Buzz Killington on May 10, 2022, 01:59:17 PM
Early June seems late for the first Cards/Cubs series of the year.  On the schedule, it shows a handful of day/night double headers in Wrigley, with a "rescheduled from 4/4" comment (on 6/4)  and rescheduled from 4/6 (on 8/23).

Were those games originally set for opening weekend, and then got moved because of the lock out?
I believe so
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 17, 2022, 12:27:12 PM
I'm getting back on my Braves soap box again.  They either need to fire hitting Coach, Kevin Seitzer, or Snitker needs to demand a different approach at the plate.  They've struck out 16 times in each of the last two games.  They lead MLB in strikeouts.  These are professional players....with uniforms and everything.

I love Chip Caray and pretty much the whole crew.  It's like listening to the Auburn broadcast team.  Just feels like family.  I love the familiarity.  But I've gotten sick of the approach.  I've said it several times above.  Every inning, it's, "If we can get a blast here....". "Just need a couple on and a deep one...".  And that's echoed by whoever is color commentating. It's like that's the attitude of the whole organization, maybe baseball to a certain extent. 

Every pitcher throws 97.  Every batter comes out of his cleats on every swing.  How about a sacrifice bunt?  How about hitting it to the right side to move a runner on second over?  Why not put the hit and run on where the batter has to make contact regardless? 

It's getting hard to watch.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: AUJarhead on May 17, 2022, 04:44:41 PM
Maybe you need to sacrifice a chicken or two?
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 17, 2022, 05:15:02 PM
Maybe you need to sacrifice a chicken or two?

Bats, they are sick. I cannot hit curveball. Straight ball I hit it very much. Curveball, bats are afraid. I ask Jobu to come, take fear from bats... He will come.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: AUJarhead on May 18, 2022, 09:42:24 AM
Bats, they are sick. I cannot hit curveball. Straight ball I hit it very much. Curveball, bats are afraid. I ask Jobu to come, take fear from bats... He will come.

Well 3-0 isn't terrible.  I mean, we can't all be Cubbies.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 25, 2022, 03:03:57 PM
Right at 25%, or 372/915ths of the season played.  Honestly, no real surprises, other than maybe the Mets, sitting there with an 8 game lead without deGrom and Scherzer.  But then, the East looks to be brutal again this year.  The Braves are playing just like last year, struggling to reach .500.  They made the right acquisitions late last year, and got hot at the perfect time.  They weren't the best team, but they played in a shitty division, and had things come together late. 

The Brew Crew are doing exactly what they've done for what seems like the last decade.  Teh Cards look like they can keep pace, but that's not the greatest overall division either.  Cubbies playing a little better, going 6-4 in their last 10.

Dodgers and Padres are probably the class of the NL.  They've certainly spent the money to get there. 

In the AL, it appears to be the usual suspects.  The Yanks (30-13) have destroyed it early, while the Rays (25-17) just seem to always be right within striking distance.  That has slowly become an incredibly consistent franchise.  Houston hasn't fallen off, and the Angels may finally have a decent ball club, sitting at 27-17.

It's still early, and I'm still having trouble getting chub over a team that wins 1, loses 2, wins 2, loses 2.....
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Post by: Snaggletiger on May 25, 2022, 05:21:44 PM
Out of the SEC tourney with a whimper.  3-1 loss to the 12th seed, Kentucky. 
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: AUJarhead on May 25, 2022, 11:03:50 PM
Out of the SEC tourney with a whimper.  3-1 loss to the 12th seed, Kentucky.

That game sucked so bad, it deserves to be bitched and moaned about like it’s an mlb game.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 26, 2022, 12:12:58 PM
That game sucked so bad, it deserves to be bitched and moaned about like it’s an mlb game.

What do you mean, it deserves to be......oh wait....I see what you did there.


I was in a hurry.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: AUJarhead on June 01, 2022, 01:04:05 PM
June 1:

Braves, 10.5 back at 23-27.

Cards, 3 back at 28-21.
Cubs, 11 back at 20-29.

Waino pitches a gem last night, 7ip, 2 H, 0 R, 10K...  and gets a no decision because in the 8th, Cards give up 2.  At least Pujols walks it off in the 10th.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 06, 2022, 09:50:45 AM
The Red Birds are about to take over first in the Central. 7-3 in their last 10. The Braves go on a 7-3 run as well, and finally get a game over .500 for the first time this year.  However, the Mets went 8-2 in that same stretch, so we lost a game. 

The Reds started playing better after that epically bad start, but now have won more games (18) than the Royals. (17)

BTW, Joey Votto is an incredibly funny interview.  He was on Dan Patrick's show again last week.  Patrick asked him what was the worst walk-up music he'd ever heard.  Votto said for a short time, he was using the SNL skit with Will Ferrell.  Got my tight pants on.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 15, 2022, 11:29:06 AM
I saw a strange headline.  Apparently, Yadi puts out more than any player in history.


Congrats????
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 21, 2022, 02:28:08 PM
I bitched about this to Jar/Buzz last night, but my tighty whities are still in a bunch.  The Braves did win with a walk off single last night, but to hear the post-game announcers say, “Snitker pushed all the right buttons”, gives me the gout.

If you have a tie game in the bottom of the 8th, you get your first two men on with no outs.  The two fastest guys on the team, BTW.  Your second place hitter at the plate.  One of the best closers in the game ready to pitch the 9th.  FOR GAWD SAKE, sacrifice the runners over.  You have 2nd and 3rd with one out and a simple fly ball basically gives you the game.  A ground out to the right side gives you the game.  You think any of that ever crossed Snitker’s brilliant baseball mind?  Hell no.  Bam….shot to the shortstop.  Double play.  Next batter, fly out that would have given you the game.

This is not football, where you holler WTF are you doing continuing to rush 3 while they’ve scored 35 straight points on you.  It’s not basketball where you complain that we’re taking way too many outside shots and need to get the ball inside.  This is Baseball For Dummies 101.  But, I guess the fans didn’t come to see you do something boring like bunt.  It’s swing so fucking hard at every pitch that you spin around and hit the ump with the bat. 

I’ve been on this soap box this entire season.  It’s not going to change.   

Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Buzz Killington on June 21, 2022, 03:09:24 PM
I bitched about this to Jar/Buzz last night, but my tighty whities are still in a bunch.  The Braves did win with a walk off single last night, but to hear the post-game announcers say, “Snitker pushed all the right buttons”, gives me the gout.

If you have a tie game in the bottom of the 8th, you get your first two men on with no outs.  The two fastest guys on the team, BTW.  Your second place hitter at the plate.  One of the best closers in the game ready to pitch the 9th.  FOR GAWD SAKE, sacrifice the runners over.  You have 2nd and 3rd with one out and a simple fly ball basically gives you the game.  A ground out to the right side gives you the game.  You think any of that ever crossed Snitker’s brilliant baseball mind?  Hell no.  Bam….shot to the shortstop.  Double play.  Next batter, fly out that would have given you the game.

This is not football, where you holler WTF are you doing continuing to rush 3 while they’ve scored 35 straight points on you.  It’s not basketball where you complain that we’re taking way too many outside shots and need to get the ball inside.  This is Baseball For Dummies 101.  But, I guess the fans didn’t come to see you do something boring like bunt.  It’s swing so fucking hard at every pitch that you spin around and hit the ump with the bat. 

I’ve been on this soap box this entire season.  It’s not going to change.   

It's all ball bearings launch angles and exit velocity now.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 21, 2022, 03:23:56 PM
It's all ball bearings launch angles and exit velocity now.

And that's another thing, you young whipper snappers.  Give me the batting average, HR's and RBI's.  Tell me about his stolen bases, doubles, walks and sacrifices.  I don't even know what WISP and FLISP and LGBTQLMNOP mean.  That ball came off his bat at 112 m.p.h. 

Your point?  Did he get a hit?
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: GH2001 on June 21, 2022, 04:42:49 PM
I bitched about this to Jar/Buzz last night, but my tighty whities are still in a bunch.  The Braves did win with a walk off single last night, but to hear the post-game announcers say, “Snitker pushed all the right buttons”, gives me the gout.

If you have a tie game in the bottom of the 8th, you get your first two men on with no outs.  The two fastest guys on the team, BTW.  Your second place hitter at the plate.  One of the best closers in the game ready to pitch the 9th.  FOR GAWD SAKE, sacrifice the runners over.  You have 2nd and 3rd with one out and a simple fly ball basically gives you the game.  A ground out to the right side gives you the game.  You think any of that ever crossed Snitker’s brilliant baseball mind?  Hell no.  Bam….shot to the shortstop.  Double play.  Next batter, fly out that would have given you the game.

This is not football, where you holler WTF are you doing continuing to rush 3 while they’ve scored 35 straight points on you.  It’s not basketball where you complain that we’re taking way too many outside shots and need to get the ball inside.  This is Baseball For Dummies 101.  But, I guess the fans didn’t come to see you do something boring like bunt.  It’s swing so fucking hard at every pitch that you spin around and hit the ump with the bat. 

I’ve been on this soap box this entire season.  It’s not going to change.   

You tell em Uncle Rico.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Snaggletiger on July 13, 2022, 05:24:44 PM
I thought for sure that AU1 would be all up in here since, for the first time in 57 years, his Baltimore Glory Holes are kicking some ass.  9 in a row now, and I believe above .500.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Buzz Killington on July 13, 2022, 05:29:36 PM
I thought for sure that AU1 would be all up in here since, for the first time in 57 years, his Baltimore Glory Holes are kicking some ass.  9 in a row now, and I believe above .500.
In case you've missed it...and judging by the attendance you have...the Orioles are threatening to climb out of the cellar.  Actually they are at 47-47 now though. 
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: AUJarhead on July 14, 2022, 09:57:46 AM
In case you've missed it...and judging by the attendance you have...the Orioles are threatening to climb out of the cellar.  Actually they are at 47-47 now though.

Going to be fun watching them play the Braves in the WS.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Snaggletiger on July 14, 2022, 10:28:20 AM
Going to be fun watching them play the Braves in the WS.

I will do some Karma Cutting up in this bitch.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Buzz Killington on July 14, 2022, 10:45:40 AM
Going to be fun watching them play the Braves in the WS.
Braves have to get by the Cheatin' Cards first
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Snaggletiger on July 14, 2022, 11:25:06 AM
Braves have to get by the Cheatin' Cards first

Everyone does. 
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Kaos on July 16, 2022, 11:52:10 PM
I don't watch much any more.  I have read the complaints about the All-or-Nothing nature of at-bats here.  Hits, bunts, steals, sacrifices mean little because everybody is swinging out of their shoes. 

On that note, the 2022 Atlanta Braves have hit more home runs prior to the All Star Break than any Braves team in history. 
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Snaggletiger on July 17, 2022, 02:33:05 PM
I don't watch much any more.  I have read the complaints about the All-or-Nothing nature of at-bats here.  Hits, bunts, steals, sacrifices mean little because everybody is swinging out of their shoes. 

On that note, the 2022 Atlanta Braves have hit more home runs prior to the All Star Break than any Braves team in history.

Dodgers manager, Dave Roberts, was on the Dan Patrick Show Friday.  Patrick addressed it with him, saying I don't want to sit through a 3 hour game to watch 4 home runs and 30 strike outs between the two teams.  Roberts told him he hated it too, but that's the way the game is played now.  And even the players' agents are telling them that home runs get you the big $$$.  Not batting average.  Not RBI's.  Not doubles. Not steals.

I was like, well you're the damn manager.  You can't tell any of your players to sacrifice a player over?
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Kaos on July 17, 2022, 04:22:31 PM
Dodgers manager, Dave Roberts, was on the Dan Patrick Show Friday.  Patrick addressed it with him, saying I don't want to sit through a 3 hour game to watch 4 home runs and 30 strike outs between the two teams.  Roberts told him he hated it too, but that's the way the game is played now.  And even the players' agents are telling them that home runs get you the big $$$.  Not batting average.  Not RBI's.  Not doubles. Not steals.

I was like, well you're the damn manager.  You can't tell any of your players to sacrifice a player over?

Play the “right way” and you’ve got multiple problems. 

1) Managers make a fraction of what players do.  And they know it.  Can’t risk alienating the egos in the clubhouse by asking them to put the team first. 
2) ESPN.  How do ego-driven players make the fat stacks and sell the most merchandise.  Getting that face on ESPN.  Hitting bombs.  Espn isn’t going to show a perfectly executed bunt. They will show some jackhole launching one into the seats. 
3) if you manage the “right way” you not only risk alienating the clubhouse. You also make it difficult for the team to attract big-name players, the kind that put fans in the seats.
4) Fans.  Most only have a superficial understanding of the game.  They don’t give a shit about seeing bunts or runners moved over.  They want to see fireworks.  Hell, I’ve even heard casual fans complaining over a pitching duel and a 1-0 win. 
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: AUJarhead on July 20, 2022, 07:49:36 AM
Braves have to get by the Cheatin' Cards first

We may be cheatin' but we aren't anti-dentite.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: GH2001 on July 21, 2022, 09:26:07 AM
home runs get you the big $$$.  Not batting average. 

Paging Bryce Harper and Shoehorn Ohhtony.....
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: GH2001 on July 21, 2022, 09:27:43 AM
Play the “right way” and you’ve got multiple problems. 

1) Managers make a fraction of what players do.  And they know it.  Can’t risk alienating the egos in the clubhouse by asking them to put the team first. 
2) ESPN.  How do ego-driven players make the fat stacks and sell the most merchandise.  Getting that face on ESPN.  Hitting bombs.  Espn isn’t going to show a perfectly executed bunt. They will show some jackhole launching one into the seats. 
3) if you manage the “right way” you not only risk alienating the clubhouse. You also make it difficult for the team to attract big-name players, the kind that put fans in the seats.
4) Fans.  Most only have a superficial understanding of the game.  They don’t give a shit about seeing bunts or runners moved over.  They want to see fireworks.  Hell, I’ve even heard casual fans complaining over a pitching duel and a 1-0 win.

Plus he was referencing Dave Roberts. If you know of his style even remotely, you know why. I find the dude worthless. Any idiot could manage that collection of talent in LA to a playoff birth.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Snaggletiger on July 28, 2022, 10:03:09 AM
Trade deadline coming up.  Rumors are the Braves may move Ian Anderson to try and upgrade the starting pitching.  Plus, Adam Duvall is now out for the season, so they will most likely try to land an outfielder. 

Looks like long time Cubbie favorite, Willson Contreras, will be heading out of town.  I would hope they'd do him a solid and get him to a contender.

Any moves you see coming?
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Buzz Killington on July 28, 2022, 10:21:49 AM
Trade deadline coming up.  Rumors are the Braves may move Ian Anderson to try and upgrade the starting pitching.  Plus, Adam Duvall is now out for the season, so they will most likely try to land an outfielder. 

Looks like long time Cubbie favorite, Willson Contreras, will be heading out of town.  I would hope they'd do him a solid and get him to a contender.

Any moves you see coming?
It's that time of year where the Cubs trade off their best players for some magic beans and a broken cappuccino maker.
Hearing rumors that Contreras and Robinson may be traded to the Mets for a few of their lesser prospects.  Sounds about right to me.
Also another rumor that Ian Happ is on the trading block.  Kind of surprised they didn't want to throw him in on the Mets trade...especially if the Mets have a working ice maker to sweeten the deal.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Snaggletiger on July 28, 2022, 11:41:35 AM
It's that time of year where the Cubs trade off their best layers for some magic beans and a broken cappuccino maker.
Hearing rumors that Contreras and Robinson may be traded to the Mets for a few of their lesser prospects.  Sounds about right to me.
Also another rumor that Ian Happ is on the trading block.  Kind of surprised they didn't want to throw him in on the Mets trade...especially if the Mets have a working ice maker to sweeten the deal.

Your cappuccino and ice maker comments made me go off on a tangent.  Watching an episode of Andy Griffith the other day.  It was about the two guys running a crooked shooting gallery booth at the fair.  Andy caught them and made them give him the gun with the proper sights.  He's winning everything on the shelf, and asks Helen what she wants next.

The Percolator.

Damn it!  Do you know how much money I've wasted at fairs trying to win a freakin' percolator? 
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Buzz Killington on July 28, 2022, 01:25:29 PM
Your cappuccino and ice maker comments made me go off on a tangent.  Watching an episode of Andy Griffith the other day.  It was about the two guys running a crooked shooting gallery booth at the fair.  Andy caught them and made them give him the gun with the proper sights.  He's winning everything on the shelf, and asks Helen what she wants next.

The Percolator.

Damn it!  Do you know how much money I've wasted at fairs trying to win a freakin' percolator?
I'm surprised they didn't have folks shootin each other
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Snaggletiger on July 28, 2022, 02:52:18 PM
I'm surprised they didn't have folks shootin each other

What was so funny was Andy asking him if the gun was a .22.  Nothing like a little live ammunition to liven up a fair.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Kaos on July 28, 2022, 08:08:53 PM
What was so funny was Andy asking him if the gun was a .22.  Nothing like a little live ammunition to liven up a fair.

.22, .23   whatever works.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: AUJarhead on July 29, 2022, 08:17:22 AM
Any moves you see coming?

I want Putin as the Cards new GM.  Trading a chick convicted of weed possession for an international arms dealer (and to top it off, the team you're trading her to has people in jail for the same thing).

Rumors here in the Lou of Sato.  But we need pitching.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Snaggletiger on August 11, 2022, 11:24:54 AM
Roughly 50 games left in the regular season.  As expected, the Dodgers have the best record in MLB.  Not expected, are the Mets having the 2nd best record, ahead of the Yankmee's and Astros.  The Bravos are 20 games over .500 and 7 games back.  We have owned the Mets in recent years.  Now, we're their bitch.  The two have another series coming up in a few days.  If we don't get off our asses, we could be double digit games behind.

Meanwhile, the Phillies are creeping up, having gone 9-1 in their last 15 1/2.  I was told there would be no math.

Cards playing steady and holding the lead in the NL Central. Probably going to have to take the division, because there are teams with better records who will get the wildcards.  Plus, I can see the Padres, (12 games over .500) doing heavy damage down the stretch with the addition of Soto.

With Ozzie Albies being out indefinitely, and now Orlando Arcia out with a hammy, the Braves brought up a young guy, Vaughn Grissom, to play second. 21 years old.  He was putting up sick numbers at Double A, and in his first game last night against the Red Sox, he was 2-4 with  a HR, 2 RBI and a stolen base.  It's one game.  He may go 2 for his next 57. But this is one good looking athlete.  If he pans out anything close to where Michael Harris, another 21 year old, is playing, this team could be set for a long time. 

Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Snaggletiger on August 11, 2022, 12:08:24 PM
Cubbies and Reds in the Field of Dreams game tonight.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: GH2001 on August 11, 2022, 01:00:11 PM
Roughly 50 games left in the regular season.  As expected, the Dodgers have the best record in MLB.  Not expected, are the Mets having the 2nd best record, ahead of the Yankmee's and Astros.  The Bravos are 20 games over .500 and 7 games back.  We have owned the Mets in recent years.  Now, we're their bitch.  The two have another series coming up in a few days.  If we don't get off our asses, we could be double digit games behind.

Meanwhile, the Phillies are creeping up, having gone 9-1 in their last 15 1/2.  I was told there would be no math.

Cards playing steady and holding the lead in the NL Central. Probably going to have to take the division, because there are teams with better records who will get the wildcards.  Plus, I can see the Padres, (12 games over .500) doing heavy damage down the stretch with the addition of Soto.

With Ozzie Albies being out indefinitely, and now Orlando Arcia out with a hammy, the Braves brought up a young guy, Vaughn Grissom, to play second. 21 years old.  He was putting up sick numbers at Double A, and in his first game last night against the Red Sox, he was 2-4 with  a HR, 2 RBI and a stolen base.  It's one game.  He may go 2 for his next 57. But this is one good looking athlete.  If he pans out anything close to where Michael Harris, another 21 year old, is playing, this team could be set for a long time.

They've been their bitch for like 10 weeks of the last 25 years. They are still the nasty ass mets. Sept and Oct are what matter.

Do we honestly think Lindor, Scherzer and DeGrom are going to ALL stay healthy through to the World Series?

Bravos will get Albies back at some point and should be in a good spot to get that wildcard then it gets real. I do not expect them to win it all....thats hard to do back to back, but I also don't expect the Mets to stay hot. Especially not enough to beat the Dodgers. Mets went on a tear to start the season, then the Braves went on one to close it to 1.5 games around the all star break. Now the Mets are on another one. Its ebb n flow. I do worry more about the Phillies than I do the Mets just because a playoff spot is on the line there. Braves just need to get in the dance. Let the Mets and Yankees blow their loads in the regular season.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Buzz Killington on August 11, 2022, 02:23:04 PM
Cubbies and Reds in the Field of Dreams game tonight.
A huge battle to see who can stay out of last place in the Central. 
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: AUJarhead on August 11, 2022, 02:34:43 PM
A huge battle to see who can stay out of last place in the Central.

Pirates have that shit locked down.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: GH2001 on August 11, 2022, 03:14:30 PM
Pirates have that shit locked down.

Sucks because I like their setup on the river with PNC Park across the bridge from downtown. One of the better ones ive been to.
Title: Re: The Post Lockout 2022 MLB Thread
Post by: Snaggletiger on August 11, 2022, 03:28:05 PM
Pirates have that shit locked down.

There's still time.