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2018 MLB Week 19 Aug 6-12

Old 08-06-18, 02:57 AM
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I was surprised a team like the Astros took a chance with Osuna. He is going to receive intense national media scrutiny as the Astros go deeper and deeper into the playoffs. Osuna's best destination would have been a team with zero playoff aspirations the next couple of seasons and a small media market, like the Padres or Reds.
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Old 08-06-18, 03:30 PM
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I guess ESPN must have missed the Yankees getting swept by the Red Sox this past weekend so they are going too show them again tonight against Chi. White Sox.
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Clearwater(Florida State League) won a game last night without getting a hit or BB because of the new stupid rule that places a runner at second base at the start of each half inning when ever a game goes extra innings. This according to ESPN .com .

I would rather see a tie game than them fucking around with the rules or just give minor league teams larger rosters.

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Clearwater(Florida State League) won a game last night without getting a hit or BB...
I wonder if that has ever happened before. Before this rule it could have happened with a series of errors, but it would be very unlikely.
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Sad news if you're a Red Sox fan:

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I wonder if that has ever happened before. Before this rule it could have happened with a series of errors, but it would be very unlikely.
I would hate too see a minor league pitcher have a perfect game through a scheduled 7 inning game and pitch into the 8 th inning with Rob Manfred's stupid extra inning rule.
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Clearwater(Florida State League) won a game last night without getting a hit or BB because of the new stupid rule that places a runner at second base at the start of each half inning when ever a game goes extra innings. This according to ESPN .com .

I would rather see a tie game than them fucking around with the rules or just give minor league teams larger rosters.
This change in the minors was about one thing and one thing only. Teams have iron-clad pitch count rules now they won't ever surpass for young pitchers. Since the minors are full of young arms, they didn't want 19-year-old relievers being forced to pitch back-to-back days and over their pitch limits.

From the rumors, MLB is not considering ghost runners for themselves.
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This change in the minors was about one thing and one thing only. Teams have iron-clad pitch count rules now they won't ever surpass for young pitchers. Since the minors are full of young arms, they didn't want 19-year-old relievers being forced to pitch back-to-back days and over their pitch limits.

From the rumors, MLB is not considering ghost runners for themselves.
I am fine with the rules for minor league baseball for the reasons you stated .. for MLB, I would not be opposed to a tie after some number of innings (say 12). But the key in the minors for sure is protecting arms.
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This change in the minors was about one thing and one thing only. Teams have iron-clad pitch count rules now they won't ever surpass for young pitchers. Since the minors are full of young arms, they didn't want 19-year-old relievers being forced to pitch back-to-back days and over their pitch limits.

From the rumors, MLB is not considering ghost runners for themselves.
I remember Mike Cuellar(ex-Orioles great) who would pitch 300 innings a season and then pitch winter ball.

Mike Marshall pitched over 100 games back in 1974(no arm problems,I don't know about later in his career).

Many a relief pitcher tries to throw every pitch at 150 mph and tries to strike out every batter and are often injured(even more so than starters) while throwing a very few pitches.

I would like too see that stats on pitchiing injuries because like I said seems like relievers are hurt just as much as starters.

In other injury news,Jacoby (Always on the DL) Ellsbury(NY Yankees) will be out for another six months.
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I would like too see someone start a new pro baseball league and pro rate the pay for pitchers. Pay them per inning pitched. I doubt if you would see pitchers begging to pitch one inning a game 2 or 3 times a week.
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I was surprised a team like the Astros took a chance with Osuna. He is going to receive intense national media scrutiny as the Astros go deeper and deeper into the playoffs. Osuna's best destination would have been a team with zero playoff aspirations the next couple of seasons and a small media market, like the Padres or Reds.
I’m sure part of it is an organization figuring they have the strength of leadership to keep a guy in line. We’ll see if they were right or if it was overconfidence or even arrogance.
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I remember Mike Cuellar(ex-Orioles great) who would pitch 300 innings a season and then pitch winter ball.

Mike Marshall pitched over 100 games back in 1974(no arm problems,I don't know about later in his career).

Many a relief pitcher tries to throw every pitch at 150 mph and tries to strike out every batter and are often injured(even more so than starters) while throwing a very few pitches.

I would like too see that stats on pitchiing injuries because like I said seems like relievers are hurt just as much as starters.

In other injury news,Jacoby (Always on the DL) Ellsbury(NY Yankees) will be out for another six months.
In my perspective, pitchers are now throwing at the limits of what the human arm can withstand. Today's breaking pitches put tremendous strain on any arm except the handful of genetic freaks with rubber arms (ala Nolan Ryan).

You don't get promoted anymore from the minors unless you have a great fastball and incredible breaking stuff. That wasn't true even 20 years ago, when pitchers were still mostly graded on results.

The pitch count mania is a terrible trend for MLB. There are definitely pitchers out there that could tolerate more pitches but teams are so afraid of pushing their elite arms. Considering how often pitchers today still break down, it's a foolish strategy that feels more and more like comfortable groupthink.

There is nothing magical about 100 pitches per start except that it has three digits. There is no real evidence that pitchers break past that point.

There is some evidence that inning totals over the season do have a major impact on a pitcher's health. That is why teams are even scaling back their ace starters from 230 innings to 200 innings.
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Jayson Werth" I took matters into my own hands and I called every team [but one], and tried to get a job. The only team I didn’t call? The Mets. I wouldn’t play for them."

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In my perspective, pitchers are now throwing at the limits of what the human arm can withstand. Today's breaking pitches put tremendous strain on any arm except the handful of genetic freaks with rubber arms (ala Nolan Ryan).

You don't get promoted anymore from the minors unless you have a great fastball and incredible breaking stuff. That wasn't true even 20 years ago, when pitchers were still mostly graded on results.

The pitch count mania is a terrible trend for MLB. There are definitely pitchers out there that could tolerate more pitches but teams are so afraid of pushing their elite arms. Considering how often pitchers today still break down, it's a foolish strategy that feels more and more like comfortable groupthink.

There is nothing magical about 100 pitches per start except that it has three digits. There is no real evidence that pitchers break past that point.

There is some evidence that inning totals over the season do have a major impact on a pitcher's health. That is why teams are even scaling back their ace starters from 230 innings to 200 innings.
Look at Chris Sale. He seemingly gets burned out at the end of every season and has nothing left in the tank for the playoffs.

Nowadays there is no real need to try to pitch a complete game .

I am just trying too say that relief pitchers should pitch more innings because it seem's like one inning of relief causes just as much harm as if he pitched 2 or 3 innings.


I can't recall long relievers going on the DL as much as the one inning reliever.
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Wow, that will be hard to top.
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Yeah that is pretty legit.
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Jayson Werth" I took matters into my own hands and I called every team [but one], and tried to get a job. The only team I didn’t call? The Mets. I wouldn’t play for them."

He ended up with the Louisville Stars following his cameo with Triple-A Tacoma.
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Kenley Jansen out a month with a irregular heartbeat

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Shit, that sucks. Hope he's alright.
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Phillies acquire Justin Bour from Marlins.
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Greg Holland still paying dividends for the Cubs.
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King Felix moved to bullpen.
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Not posting to take a jab at the fans of the Orioles, but this is from Twitter and shows how bad they've been and how good the Red Sox have been.


With the Orioles' loss today, they've been mathematically eliminated from the AL East race with 46 games remaining in the season, the most in the divisional era.

They also tie the 1962 Mets and 1932 Red Sox for the earliest date to be eliminated from the division/league race.
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