Recent content by Danny_Darwin

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    Deadspin is Burning

    Never thought I'd say this, but I genuinely miss the comments.
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    2020 MLB Hall of Fame News and Notes ... Is it Dewey's time???

    Does he get to go in a different plaque room if he gets a larger percentage of the vote?
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    2020 MLB Hall of Fame News and Notes ... Is it Dewey's time???

    Which of course is why they never made the playoffs or won a World Series with that configuration.
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    2020 MLB Hall of Fame News and Notes ... Is it Dewey's time???

    The alleged pro-NY bias isn't really a thing in HoF voting, unless I missed the induction ceremonies for Jorge Posada, Paul O'Neill, Bernie Williams, David Wells, and David Cone. Or unless you are arguing that Rivera also wouldn't be deserving if he spent his career in Kansas City?
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    2020 MLB Hall of Fame News and Notes ... Is it Dewey's time???

    Sosa is assumed as a user, but the actual evidence of that is weaker for him than it is for a few of those other names. He never tested positive and isn't named in the Mitchell report. He was reportedly on the 2003 list, but so was David Ortiz and plenty of Sox/Ortiz fans will rush to point out...
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    2020 MLB Hall of Fame News and Notes ... Is it Dewey's time???

    Clemens Bonds Jeter Schilling Rolen Walker Ramirez Sheffield A. Jones Sosa I'll loosely predict Whitaker, Murphy, and Mattingly get in via the not-the-VC vote
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    MLB Free Agent Predictions

    Cheaper alternative to JD at DH would be my guess
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    Deadspin is Burning

    I don't read every single post, but don't they usually do the thing that the G/O people wanted Deadspin to do, which is connect whatever they're writing to games, even if just for appearances? But I guess they also cover toys and some other gaming-adjacent cultural stuff.
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    Deadspin is Burning

    I meant more in general than because of that post. They tend to Stick To Games over there, but who knows.
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    Deadspin is Burning

    I got a chuckle out of this before becoming more than a bit concerned that Kotaku might be next :unsure: https://kotaku.com/lets-talk-about-sports-video-games-1839504970
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    2019 WS - Nationals vs. Astros - Gamethread

    This sporting year, the Blues, Raptors, and Nats are all first-time champs. And first-time champs with extensive histories of postseason futility at that. EDIT: forgot UVA!
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    Red Sox Hire Chaim Bloom As Chief Baseball Officer

    The Nationals’ decision - if it was indeed their decision - not to re-sign Harper wasn’t part of some austerity plan to get under a certain dollar amount though; they still handed out a huge deal to Patrick Corbin in the same offseason (and were prepared to sign both). If the Red Sox trade...
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    2019 NLDS - Nationals vs Dodgers - Gamethread

    Granted, I didn’t see the game, but I’m not sure how Martinez’s move to bring in Corbin was all that different from how Cora managed his bullpen last year - other than the results, of course. I also don’t think having Scherzer tonight and Strasburg for Game Five is the worst position to be in...
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    2019 NLDS - Cardinals vs. Braves - Gamethread

    The Cardinals have always been like this, not sure why anyone would be surprised.
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    JD and the opt out

    So there you have it: the opt-out benefits the team.