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    Will There Be MLB in 2020?

    The owners want the players to accept more concessions than they agreed to in March. The players don't want to. So the owners will execute the March agreement - in which players get paid pro rata per game and Manfred decides how many/when games are. It doesn't seem so complicated to me. The...
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    MLB Considering Radical Ideas To Get Season Started (UPDATE: Arizona/Florida Division Realignment)

    Once family members start visiting then you'll infect everyone again. This isn't doable without the players being sealed off from the outside world. Maybe the family is sealed in with them.
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    MLB unilaterally raising minor league minimum pay levels

    I agree. I can see how my comment might imply the opposite.
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    MLB unilaterally raising minor league minimum pay levels

    You're implicitly assuming the players are working for 40 hours. I'm not sure that's valid.
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    2020 MLB Hall of Fame News and Notes

    The argument is basically that his JAWS of 117.8 is higher than anyone other than Ruth (123.4) or Walter Johnson (126.6), with era adjustments/competition overcoming those deficits plus the fact that he might have accumulated another 10 WAR/ 5 JAWS if he had kept playing, as opposed to Ruth &...
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    2020 Schedule Thread

    They could have said "the game will not be in Mexico City" or "the game will be in Miami" or "a different game will be in Mexico City," but none of these reports say that.
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    2020 Schedule Thread

    To be clear - that can be a denial of the report, without explicitly saying the game WON'T be there. They might not have decided yet.
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    2020 Schedule Thread

    Potential opening nights: Chiefs hosting: Patriots, Texans. 49ers hosting: Seahawks, Packers
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    2020 MLB Hall of Fame News and Notes

    Note, oWAR includes value for defensive position but NOT defensive value. If he hit exactly the same but played an average RF instead of abysmal SS, he'd have similar WAR to his current rating and about 240 fewer runs of positional value, which would knock his oWAR down to around 72, around...
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    2020 MLB Hall of Fame News and Notes

    What Core said. Also, framed in your terms only, who was a better hitter at their peak? Probably Edgar. His 185 OPS+ in 1995 led the league and is higher than Ortiz's best season (173 in half a season or 171 in a full season). It also is, again, more heavily weighted towards OBP than Ortiz's...
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    2020 MLB Hall of Fame News and Notes

    One game in their prime isn’t really how we determine hall of fame worthiness - I’m not in front of my computer for the next little while, I’ll see later what it looks like. Given that they had similar hitting stats and Ortiz took longer to ramp up, he probably had a higher peak.
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    2020 MLB Hall of Fame News and Notes

    It's the naive reading, you have to enter playoff heroics and intangibles to catch David up...
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    2020 MLB Hall of Fame News and Notes

    Ortiz batted .342/.375/.500 vs. Rivera in his career (40 PA), including .333/.333/.500 in the postseason (6 PA).
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    2020 MLB Hall of Fame News and Notes

    Not counting those still on the ballot, this appears to still be true.