March/April 2024 MLB Gamethread

Wingack

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I think the Astros miss the playoffs this season. New manager, pitching injuries, suspect bullpen outside of Pressly and Hader.
Don't forget they have Abreu. He is just suspended these first two games, and they absolutely could have use them.

I still think they could miss the playoffs. I like Texas and Seattle a lot.
 

DeadlySplitter

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Mookie is just insane. He's even playing shortstop now. I know this topic has been beaten into the finest pulp known to mankind at this point, but just truly unbelievable and unforgivable that the Sox let this guy go. Even more twisted that two of the players acquired for him are now in the Yankees org. Pathetic all around.
I really think the Red Sox convinced themselves he'd age like McCutchen and didn't want to go above 300M for him (if that offer is even real - the only offer I know for sure is confirmed is 8/200 when he was in arbitration).

The series of events where COVID got him to avoid free agency is terrible timing, but think Dodgers would have signed him anyways.

If Henry really wanted to get under the tax / bail out some of Price deal and mandated the trade due to that solely, then yeah, screw him. But I really think what has turned out to be a gross misevaluation was at play.
 

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The 1st inning home run by Jose Ramirez last night moved him into sole possession of 5th place on Cleveland's all-time list. By the end of the season, he should pass Manny Ramirez and there's a very good chance he passes Albert Belle as well, with only Jim Thome ahead of him. Aside from Earl Averill and Hal Trosky (whose career was cut short by migraines) Cleveland's greatest hitters have spent significant portions of their careers with other teams, so by the time Jose retires, he'll widely be considered the greatest position player in franchise history.

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cromulence

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The 1st inning home run by Jose Ramirez last night moved him into sole possession of 5th place on Cleveland's all-time list. By the end of the season, he should pass Manny Ramirez and there's a very good chance he passes Albert Belle as well, with only Jim Thome ahead of him. Aside from Earl Averill and Hal Trosky (whose career was cut short by migraines) Cleveland's greatest hitters have spent significant portions of their careers with other teams, so by the time Jose retires, he'll widely be considered the greatest position player in franchise history.
I was there for the first one of his career at Yankee Stadium. At the time it was just annoying to give up a homer to this kid playing shortstop who had terrible numbers. Looks better in retrospect.
 

Sad Sam Jones

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I was there for the first one of his career at Yankee Stadium. At the time it was just annoying to give up a homer to this kid playing shortstop who had terrible numbers. Looks better in retrospect.
I saw a lot of him when he was a shortstop in AA. I don't think anyone saw the power developing. My hope was that he could show enough before Lindor reached Cleveland to secure a super-utility role on the basis of defense and stealing bases.
 

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Phils up 3-2 on a Stott bases loaded single, chasing Fried.

The bases were loaded after Nick Castellanos took a 2-2 pitch almost dead center for ball three, and then walked on the next pitch.

I don't think I've ever seen a worse call by an umpire.

Even the Phils announcers were calling it "fortuitous".
 

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Poor angel fans. They are getting bludgeoned by the o’s

9 runs given up in the 6th with still no outs
 
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Sad Sam Jones

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I certainly don't follow the A's very closely but their roster doesn't even seem very interesting from a diehard prospect infatuation POV. They're terrible at every aspect of the game unless you count Langalier's work behind the plate. Today they had Kyle McCann catching and Cleveland stole six bases (including double-steals twice).

It definitely ensured that every Guardian got off to a good start this season. Oakland looked flat out scared to challenge the great David Fry today.
 

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Giants had the worst defense in MLB last year in terms of errors. They picked up Matt Chapman and Nick Ahmed (6 gold gloves between them). Now they probably have the best fielding left side of the infield in MLB. Both making spectacular plays today.
 

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Giants had the worst defense in MLB last year in terms of errors. They picked up Matt Chapman and Nick Ahmed (6 gold gloves between them). Now they probably have the best fielding left side of the infield in MLB. Both making spectacular plays today.
You jinxed it!
 

LogansDad

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Very interested to see Yamamoto's second time through the order tonight. I know it was a short outing last time, but he seems to have completely dropped the cutter his first time through tonight, only throwing it once, after throwing it nearly 25% of the time last time out. Will be looking to see if he starts mixing it back in.