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Re: 2020 Official Baseball Season Thread

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:17 am
by Gil Dobie
CAA Flagship wrote:
Gil Dobie wrote:Twinsfest at Target Field this weekend. Justin Morneau selected for the Twins Hall of Fame. Does the MLB team in your area have an event where you can meet players, buy memorabilia, walk around the bowls of the stadium, etc
*bowels - as in shit tubes :coffee:
I was on the shitter when I posted that.

Re: 2020 Official Baseball Season Thread

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:54 pm
by JoltinJoe
89Hen wrote:I just saw that the Rangers are building a new stadium. The life expectancy of major sports venues is ridiculously short. :ohno:

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The new stadium is going to have a retractable roof, so fans don't have to sit in the Texas heat and watch a ballgame.

The old stadium is going to be used by an XFL team and soccer clubs.

Re: 2020 Official Baseball Season Thread

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:26 pm
by Gil Dobie
JoltinJoe wrote:
89Hen wrote:I just saw that the Rangers are building a new stadium. The life expectancy of major sports venues is ridiculously short. :ohno:

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The new stadium is going to have a retractable roof, so fans don't have to sit in the Texas heat and watch a ballgame.

The old stadium is going to be used by an XFL team and soccer clubs.
Twins needed a retractable roof but went with open air. Rains everytime I've been there on a week night, games delayed or postponed. I've switched to only going to weekend games, can't handle getting home at 2am from a 7pm start baseball game. And then there are the snow days in the spring and cold in the fall.

Re: 2020 Official Baseball Season Thread

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:12 pm
by Gil Dobie
Mookie Betts trade:

Dodgers get: Mookie Betts, David Price, cash (all from Boston)
Red Sox get: Alex Verdugo (from Dodgers), Brusdar Graterol (from Twins)
Twins get: Kenta Maeda (from Dodgers)

Re: 2020 Official Baseball Season Thread

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:19 pm
by 89Hen
Gil Dobie wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:12 pm
Brusdar Graterol
Is that a new drug to treat plaque psoriasis and bipolar disorder?

Re: 2020 Official Baseball Season Thread

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:27 pm
by Gil Dobie
89Hen wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:19 pm
Gil Dobie wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:12 pm
Brusdar Graterol
Is that a new drug to treat plaque psoriasis and bipolar disorder?
100 mph pitching prospect, injury prone with the Twins.

Re: 2020 Official Baseball Season Thread

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:49 pm
by SunCoastBlueHen
I read some rumors saying the Phillies have expressed interest in Kris Bryant (no relation to Kobe). That would certainly pique my interest if it came to fruition.

Re: 2020 Official Baseball Season Thread

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:52 pm
by Gil Dobie
SunCoastBlueHen wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:49 pm
I read some rumors saying the Phillies have expressed interest in Kris Bryant (no relation to Kobe). That would certainly pique my interest if it came to fruition.
How many World Series would the Phillies win with Kris Bryant in the next 15 years?

Re: 2020 Official Baseball Season Thread

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:10 pm
by UNI88
Gil Dobie wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:52 pm
SunCoastBlueHen wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:49 pm
I read some rumors saying the Phillies have expressed interest in Kris Bryant (no relation to Kobe). That would certainly pique my interest if it came to fruition.
How many World Series would the Phillies win with Kris Bryant in the next 15 years?
16 or 17.

Re: 2020 Official Baseball Season Thread

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:04 pm
by SunCoastBlueHen
Gil Dobie wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:52 pm
SunCoastBlueHen wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:49 pm
I read some rumors saying the Phillies have expressed interest in Kris Bryant (no relation to Kobe). That would certainly pique my interest if it came to fruition.
How many World Series would the Phillies win with Kris Bryant in the next 15 years?
:tothehand:

I was never predicting Phillies championships. I'm only hoping for relevance at this point.

Re: 2020 Official Baseball Season Thread

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:12 pm
by Gil Dobie
SunCoastBlueHen wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:04 pm
Gil Dobie wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:52 pm


How many World Series would the Phillies win with Kris Bryant in the next 15 years?
:tothehand:

I was never predicting Phillies championships. I'm only hoping for relevance at this point.
I was fishing for 93

Re: 2020 Official Baseball Season Thread

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:39 pm
by AshevilleApp
Tigers sign Cameron Maybin to a 1 year contract. Won't get them to the playoffs, or anywhere close, but a good move all the same.

Re: 2020 Official Baseball Season Thread

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:21 pm
by Gil Dobie
AshevilleApp wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:39 pm
Tigers sign Cameron Maybin to a 1 year contract. Won't get them to the playoffs, or anywhere close, but a good move all the same.
Baby Steps

Re: 2020 Official Baseball Season Thread

Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:13 am
by SunCoastBlueHen
Wander Franco, the Ray's 18 yr old phenom, is scheduled to make his Spring Training debut today. :thumb:

I got to see the kid play in a minor league game last summer and he hit the ball on nose every time up. He also looked very smooth at the SS position. He is easily the highest touted prospect to ever come up through the Rays organization and I'm excited to see what he can do at the big league level. If he is going to break into the bigs this year, however, he might have to transition to 2B as the Rays already have a good shortstop in Adames.

Re: 2020 Official Baseball Season Thread

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:17 am
by AshevilleApp
With the NCAA tournament and other events cancelled already, can we expect MLB to postpone opening day? Will Corona stop what WWII couldn't?

Re: 2020 Official Baseball Season Thread

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:23 am
by AshevilleApp
AshevilleApp wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:17 am
With the NCAA tournament and other events cancelled already, can we expect MLB to postpone opening day? Will Corona stop what WWII couldn't?
And the answer is a resounding yes. I checked the Tigers site just after posting the above and the news greeted me. :ohno:

Re: 2020 Official Baseball Season Thread

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:58 am
by CAA Flagship
A delay is good news for the Yankees. They have a lot of people injured at the moment.

Re: 2020 Official Baseball Season Thread

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:00 pm
by GannonFan
Phils were actually having a somewhat decent Spring Training - sure it's all for naught now.

Re: 2020 Official Baseball Season Thread

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:32 am
by AshevilleApp
With spring high school and college baseball postponed or cancelled this year, I wonder how this will effect the MLB draft? Teams will miss an entire season of evaluation before making their choices.

Re: 2020 Official Baseball Season Thread

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:28 am
by Ivytalk
MLB now discussing trying to salvage the full 162-game season by playing into November.

That’ll really juice those soft fall attendance numbers. :roll:

Re: 2020 Official Baseball Season Thread

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:01 am
by 93henfan
Listening to WIP in Philly, Al Morganti had a pretty good idea.

With the season potentially running into November or December, playoff and World Series games would have to move to neutral sites with playable conditions (southern or domed venues).

Why not hold the World Series in Japan?

Re: 2020 Official Baseball Season Thread

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:52 am
by CAA Flagship
93henfan wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:01 am
Listening to WIP in Philly, Al Morganti had a pretty good idea.

With the season potentially running into November or December, playoff and World Series games would have to move to neutral sites with playable conditions (southern or domed venues).

Why not hold the World Series in Japan?
No

OUR stadium workers and vendors, and the businesses outside of stadiums need the traffic. Japan will get their Olympics next year. No need to jump through hoops for them just because they got Pearl-Harbored by the virus.

Re: 2020 Official Baseball Season Thread

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:04 am
by SDHornet
CAA Flagship wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:52 am
93henfan wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:01 am
Listening to WIP in Philly, Al Morganti had a pretty good idea.

With the season potentially running into November or December, playoff and World Series games would have to move to neutral sites with playable conditions (southern or domed venues).

Why not hold the World Series in Japan?
No

OUR stadium workers and vendors, and the businesses outside of stadiums need the traffic. Japan will get their Olympics next year. No need to jump through hoops for them just because they got Pearl-Harbored by the virus.
This.

And :lol: @ MLB games in November and/or December.

Re: 2020 Official Baseball Season Thread

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:05 am
by 93henfan
It would make a really boring sport potentially exciting.

Re: 2020 Official Baseball Season Thread

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:40 am
by UNI88

93henfan wrote:It would make a really boring sport a little less boring.
FYP :D

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