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  1. SirPsychoSquints

    MLB unilaterally raising minor league minimum pay levels

    I agree. I can see how my comment might imply the opposite.
  2. SirPsychoSquints

    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.
  3. SirPsychoSquints

    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 &...
  4. SirPsychoSquints

    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.
  6. SirPsychoSquints

    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...
  8. SirPsychoSquints

    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...
  9. SirPsychoSquints

    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...
  11. SirPsychoSquints

    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.
  13. SirPsychoSquints

    Celebrating What Is

    The highest win totals of any team over any 10 season period (not bound by calendar decades) 126 NE, decade ended 2016 126 NE 2012 125 NE 2019 124 NE 2015 124 NE 2013 123 NE 2018 123 NE 2017 123 NE 2011 123 SF 1998 122 NE 2014 121 NE 2010 121 SF 1997 121 SF 1996 120 SF 1993 120 SF 1992 119 SF...
  14. SirPsychoSquints

    2020 NFL Rule Changes

    I don't think that's accurate. I think the point is simply - OK it's 4th and 15! Have at it!
  15. SirPsychoSquints

    2020 MLB Hall of Fame News and Notes

    Gwynn was primarily 3rd, Jeter 2nd and 1st, Molitor 1st (and 3rd), Boggs 1st and 2nd and 3rd, Clemente 3rd.
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    2020 MLB Hall of Fame News and Notes

    Ha - MLB Most PAs per game (min 2000 G, debuted since 1930) 4.59 Jeter 4.53 Molitor 4.50 Rollins All others below 4.50. MLB Most ABs per game (min 2000 G, debuted since 1930) 4.09 Rollins 4.08 Jeter 4.04 Molitor All others below 4.00.
  17. SirPsychoSquints

    2020 MLB Hall of Fame News and Notes

    Kirby Pucket was at 1.29 but only had 1,783 games. DiMaggio was at 1.28 but only had 1,736. Altuve is at 1.26 (infinitesimally ahead of Jeter) in his first 1,243 games. 8 guys are ahead of Gwynn who debuted pre-1930.
  18. SirPsychoSquints

    The Athletic: The Astros stole signs electronically in 2017 part of a much broader issue for Major League Baseball

    More like Marwin Gonzalez and Brian McCann, but your point holds.
  19. SirPsychoSquints

    2020 MLB Hall of Fame News and Notes

    She says that 14-15 players deserved her vote, and, in part, she voted for Pettitte but not Clemens because she thought Clemens would get in without her vote but was worried about Pettitte. Or something.