7/26: Big Maple Time

jon abbey

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Seems pretty safe that Mookie will end up first here:

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if it were up to the fans, 10 seconds from now.
Honestly I don't know if it's just because I pay so much more attention to the Yankees than any other team (in any sport) right now, but such a collectively stupid fan base.
 

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if it were up to the fans, 10 seconds from now.
There have been pitching issues all season, from Green having to go to the minors to get fixed to Tanaka losing a pitch for half the season to Ottavino's control. Just seems like the pitching coach should be able to pinpoint some of these issues.
 

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There have been pitching issues all season, from Green having to go to the minors to get fixed to Tanaka losing a pitch for half the season to Ottavino's control. Just seems like the pitching coach should be able to pinpoint some of these issues.
The Tanaka thing is probably the different baseballs, Syndergaard had the same issue with his slider until the last few games. I'm no Rothschild fan, but it's hard to know what to credit and what to blame him for, like any coach or manager.
 

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Honestly I don't know if it's just because I pay so much more attention to the Yankees than any other team (in any sport) right now, but such a collectively stupid fan base.
I'll just point out the "Has Mookie Peaked" thread (nice response by the way I lol'd) and note that every truly rabid fanbase (check out Patriots game threads as well) has enough overreaction and outlets like 'EEI or the FAN to often drown out the decent analysis.
 

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The Tanaka thing is probably the different baseballs, Syndergaard had the same issue with his slider until the last few games. I'm no Rothschild fan, but it's hard to know what to credit and what to blame him for, like any coach or manager.
Absolutely fair, I'm just wondering if Rothschild falls on the sword for the last week.
 

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The Tanaka thing is probably the different baseballs, Syndergaard had the same issue with his slider until the last few games. I'm no Rothschild fan, but it's hard to know what to credit and what to blame him for, like any coach or manager.
In my opinion, he has strengths and weaknesses. He's slow to assess and fix problems, he's rarely taken a pitcher from another team and improved them in anyway, and his (or Cashman's) philosophy on pitch selection seems to backfire for starters. On the other hand, homegrown pitchers seem to develop well under our system and I don't know how much credit he deserves. At the very least, I really don't it would hurt us to make a change. I always go back to Severino tipping pitches for practically 5 months.
 

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The pitching staff just needs to fix Paxton. Cone's analysis was right, Paxton was relying too much on pitching heat inside. Balance it out and once in a while throw heat upstairs.
 

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I would like to see the press conference after Cashman fires his choice for pitching coach. The whole baseball world would interpret it as a sign of panic. Fans can panic over a week of bad pitching. Baseball people are patient because they know slumps happen during the course of 162 games. You want to change pitching coaches, do it in the offseason.
Unless the Mets want to give up 82-year-old Phil Regan. He took over a month ago and the Mets’ team ERA dropped from 4.67 to 4.60.
 

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A lot of incompetence tonight, JD getting caught stealing earlier and Voit being thrown out at 3rd, now.
 

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Boston should have traded Mookie after the 4th, they missed their window.
 

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I would like to see the press conference after Cashman fires his choice for pitching coach. The whole baseball world would interpret it as a sign of panic. Fans can panic over a week of bad pitching. Baseball people are patient because they know slumps happen during the course of 162 games. You want to change pitching coaches, do it in the offseason.
Unless the Mets want to give up 82-year-old Phil Regan. He took over a month ago and the Mets’ team ERA dropped from 4.67 to 4.60.
Exactly. Overreacting to recent pitching woes by firing the coach mid-season would really diminish the irrational level of confidence I have in Cashman.

Edit: I would definitely go from 'overwhelmingly confident' down to 'extremely confident'.
 
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The pitching sucking is IMO is a coincidence that has them slumping while facing two of the most potent lineups in the league, so things look much worse than they really are. 2-3 weeks ago, Tanaka threw a CG for instance. The same thing with the other starters, they were doing good, and actually above-average.

And yes DJ :D
 

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At least it's fun putting a little doubt in Sox fans' minds for this one. After the Twins series, I naively think we always have a shot. But yea, doubtful we can take on 6 here.
 

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I expressed doubt at the beginning of the season that CC and Tanaka could still be expected to be aces at their ages. Now they both seem to be 'binary': when good they are still brilliant, but when bad, it's complete collapse and this trend may well accelerate, which is what happens with older players in a long season. It's looking highly unlikely we have the pitching to get deep into the playoffs.
 

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Let's see who the pitching staff actually is in the playoffs, we might have enough in the bullpen that starters only need to go three innings this year. It's been an uuuuuuuugly week certainly.
 

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Pressly gives up 3 runs before getting an out to blow a 3-2 lead for the Astros in the 8th, everyone has their issues.
 

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Let's see who the pitching staff actually is in the playoffs, we might have enough in the bullpen that starters only need to go three innings this year. It's been an uuuuuuuugly week certainly.
That's true, and my understanding that's plan B if an impact starter is not acquired before the deadline. Betances returning and Sevy (even for 3 innings) are real possibilities that can tilt the odds.
 

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"Mike Tauchman went 3 for 4 tonight and is 12 for 23 his last six games. He's 20 for 40 with 2 HR, 5 doubles, a triple, 14 runs and 11 RBI this month"
 

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is a starter going 3-4 innings every postseason start really a winning strategy? there are days off but that is that many more guys you're risking are not good, and there aren't THAT many days off.
 

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I mean, if your bullpen is:

Severino or German
Green
whoever Cashman gets at the deadline
Betances
Kahnle
Ottavino
Britton
Chapman

You could use 4 of those 8 to cover 5-6 innings every alternate game, and guys would get 1-2 days off between appearances.