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Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Jun 27, 2022 4:30 pm

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Postby CubinNY » Wed Jun 29, 2022 3:09 pm

Lol, Mike Trout caught his pitcher tipping pitches last night against the Sox. The problem is no one told the pitcher until after the game.
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Postby UMFan83 » Wed Jun 29, 2022 10:23 pm



If true holy crap.
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Postby XZero77 » Wed Jun 29, 2022 11:16 pm

UMFan83 wrote:https://twitter.com/GottliebShow/status/1542255823769833472

If true holy crap.


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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Cubswin11 » Wed Jun 29, 2022 11:34 pm

UMFan83 wrote:https://twitter.com/GottliebShow/status/1542255823769833472

If true holy crap.

I mean he should be barred from being an agent if that’s true. That’s negligence regardless but especially if the player was wanting to sign/stay somewhere and he never was told about an offer and guided to a different spot.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby soccer10k » Wed Jun 29, 2022 11:46 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:
UMFan83 wrote:https://twitter.com/GottliebShow/status/1542255823769833472

If true holy crap.

I mean he should be barred from being an agent if that’s true. That’s negligence regardless but especially if the player was wanting to sign/stay somewhere and he never was told about an offer and guided to a different spot.


What would be Close’s motivation for doing this? Some sort of collusion with LA? The two offers were pretty similar (I’ve heard when factoring in taxes, Atlanta’s was more) so it’s not like he’d get some sort of huge bump in commission for the deal.
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Postby UMFan83 » Thu Jun 30, 2022 12:00 am

soccer10k wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:
UMFan83 wrote:https://twitter.com/GottliebShow/status/1542255823769833472

If true holy crap.

I mean he should be barred from being an agent if that’s true. That’s negligence regardless but especially if the player was wanting to sign/stay somewhere and he never was told about an offer and guided to a different spot.


What would be Close’s motivation for doing this? Some sort of collusion with LA? The two offers were pretty similar (I’ve heard when factoring in taxes, Atlanta’s was more) so it’s not like he’d get some sort of huge bump in commission for the deal.


Yeah maybe getting kickbacks from the Dodgers for steering him that way?
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Postby minnesotacubsfan » Thu Jun 30, 2022 3:05 am

Like sounds like collusion, def smells like a kick back or some other benefit
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Thu Jun 30, 2022 3:10 am

The only innocuous explanation that makes sense to me is Close sticking to an arbitrary timeframe in the name of not being seen as a pushover. E.g. Freddie says he wants to make his choice on Day X, Close tells teams final offers due by 5 PM on Day X-1, on Day X-1 at 7 PM Braves say wait we found more money under the couch cushions, Close says no too bad we gave you a deadline and it passed.
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Postby Tryptamine » Thu Jun 30, 2022 2:11 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:The only innocuous explanation that makes sense to me is Close sticking to an arbitrary timeframe in the name of not being seen as a pushover. E.g. Freddie says he wants to make his choice on Day X, Close tells teams final offers due by 5 PM on Day X-1, on Day X-1 at 7 PM Braves say wait we found more money under the couch cushions, Close says no too bad we gave you a deadline and it passed.


That sounds like Close not wanting to sound like a pushover and does nothing for Freeman at all. It would once again be an agent acting in his own best interest over his client's.
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Postby Tim » Thu Jun 30, 2022 2:22 pm

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/100 ... em-in-2024

(summary: rob manfred says mlb will likely introduce automated strike zone system in 2024)

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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Thu Jun 30, 2022 2:52 pm

Tryptamine wrote:
Transmogrified Tiger wrote:The only innocuous explanation that makes sense to me is Close sticking to an arbitrary timeframe in the name of not being seen as a pushover. E.g. Freddie says he wants to make his choice on Day X, Close tells teams final offers due by 5 PM on Day X-1, on Day X-1 at 7 PM Braves say wait we found more money under the couch cushions, Close says no too bad we gave you a deadline and it passed.


That sounds like Close not wanting to sound like a pushover and does nothing for Freeman at all. It would once again be an agent acting in his own best interest over his client's.


Most likely yes, but there's probably shades of gray. What if in my example it's actually 1 AM on Day X that the final offer comes from Atlanta, as one hypothetical. The idea is that in order for Close to reflect his client's wishes(in this case on decision timing), he may have to create ultimately arbitrary limits to ensure all the logistics are in order, and that creates room for there to technically be a time where Atlanta sends an offer(whether that's a detailed contract or a text message with years/dollars) that is after that limit but before Freeman deciding or signing with LA.

Or maybe he's getting a kickback from the Dodgers. I'm mostly just thinking out loud.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby CubinNY » Thu Jul 28, 2022 12:09 am

cl smooth wrote:https://twitter.com/theathleticmlb/status/1552368546348507137

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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby TomtheBombadil » Fri Jul 29, 2022 11:33 pm

What an insane talent this guy is:



Also hitting .254/.349/.486 with 21 HRs

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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby TomtheBombadil » Mon Aug 08, 2022 6:18 pm

https://blogs.fangraphs.com/jacob-degrom-is-back/

I don’t know if you saw it in that first smash cut, but in addition to that pristine location, deGrom’s slider topped out above 95 mph; his first slider to Contreras was 95, and he hit 95.7 earlier. His average slider velocity yesterday was the same as 2021 AL Cy Young winner Robbie Ray’s average fastball velocity in 2022. He’d be in the 57th percentile league-wide for velocity among starting pitchers — if that were how fast he threw his fastball.

It’s a slider! He’s three ticks clear of any other starter there (Zack Wheeler comes in second). He throws his slider 1.5 mph faster, on average, than Emmanuel Clase. He throws it three mph harder than Edwin Díaz and with similar movement, and Díaz has used a slider-first approach in putting up the best relief season in the majors this year.

The Braves swung at 20 sliders yesterday. They came up empty on their first 18 (!) attempts. Michael Harris II fouled two of them off in deGrom’s last inning of work. They were ineffectual foul balls, pulled and topped; per Statcast, they traveled a combined seven feet before hitting the ground. That was the best the Braves managed against his slider.




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Postby NOLA » Mon Aug 08, 2022 9:07 pm

Love this. I wish we were good again and had things like this.

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