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2019 MLB Thread
« on: January 23, 2019, 06:33:40 PM »
I am not doing a poll!

Declare your allegiance in your first post in the thread!


Hot stove has been lukewarm this off season.
Top 3 FAs (Harper, Machado, Kimbrell) still unsigned.

HOF...Smith (deserved) and Baines(??) get in through back door
Rivera, Halliday, Edgar and Mussina get in
If Mussina gets in, why not Schilling? TAC stat comparison coming soon.

Can the Sox repeat? Mookie "avoids" arbitration with a 1 yr/$20mil deal.

Enjoy Peter Gammons while he is still alive. There is NO ONE better in ANY sport.

Harold Reynolds is growing on me like a fungus.


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Re: 2019 MLB Thread
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2019, 09:30:38 PM »
I have not followed MLB closely for several years... so with that I say... Peter Gammons is still alive? Dang just looked him up, he is only 73. He looked 73 twenty years ago.

I am fond of Harold Reynolds, mainly because he is a former Mariner.

Speaking of... in 2019 the Mariners extend their streak of being the team with the longest playoff drought in the 4 major sports leagues.

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Re: 2019 MLB Thread
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2019, 12:15:55 AM »
Yankees fan since birth.
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Re: 2019 MLB Thread
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2019, 11:43:28 AM »
There's been a discussion the past few days about the HOF class in the 2017 thread (for some reason):  https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=49536.175

I'm the youngest of five kids.  My father was born in Brooklyn.  All of my siblings were born on Long Island, and that's where the family lived until the late 1950s.  Almost immediately after the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles, my family moved from NY to CA (and then briefly back to NY before moving again to CA.  I came along in 1967, and some of my earliest memories are of watching Dodger games with my dad -- including the 1974 World Series, which was only two months before he died.

Needless to say, I bleed DODGER blue!!!

The Sox will or should be favored to repeat.  Did they lose anyone more significant than Joe Kelly?

The Dodgers will win the NL West again.  The Padres and Giants are trash, and the Diamondbacks seem to be having a fire sale despite being better than the Dodgers most of last season.  Only the Rockies seem likely to challenge the Dodgers.  No one else in the NL concerns me, so I think we'll have another season where whoever wins the AL pennant will be significantly favored over the NL winner.

The MLB Network is great, and I like (or at least don't dislike) pretty much all of their anchors.  Pedro Martinez and Harold Reynolds (in particular) do a great job breaking things down.
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Re: 2019 MLB Thread
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2019, 02:16:13 PM »
YANKEES FAN FROM BIRTH. First game - 1979, Season ticket holder - 1998. Dad born in Brooklyn (not much of a sports fan), but my grandfather was a diehard Yankees fan. Born and raised on Long Island, you had two choices - Mets or Yanks. Despite the Mets being the better team in the mid-80s and early-90s, I stayed true to the Yanks. SO glad I wasn't swayed.

Favorite players (from when I first saw them) - Reggie Jackson, Don Mattingly, Derek Jeter, Aaron Judge.

2019 we take down the Red Sux and bring the WS trophy back home to the Bronx where it belongs. 10 years is way too long for this franchise.

In all seriousness though, its going to be tough for the Yankees to get to the World Series. Pitching has to be better, and we need more consistency from Stanton. And I really wish they would have moved lazy boy Sanchez. I can't stand that guy. He was a lazy bum in the minors, got reprimanded, worked to get right, and now here we are in the majors, and he did the same damn thing. Should have cut ties. Sure, I'll be happy if he catches decently, hits 30-35 homers and hits close to .300. I still don't want him.

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Re: 2019 MLB Thread
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2019, 05:28:51 PM »
Dodgers fan since birth!  Three WS in a row baby, let's get it!

Miami's new look is interesting, but not enough to make me a fan.

AZ is getting turf this year.  That will be interesting to watch.

Some minor league teams have changed their names and look for this year too.
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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2019, 08:47:03 PM »
Brewers, Brewers, turning up the heat!

Just passed the one year anniversary of acquiring NL MVP Christian Yelich.

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« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2019, 08:34:29 PM »
Let's go Reds!!  :metal :metal :metal
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« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2019, 08:55:37 PM »
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Re: 2019 MLB Thread
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2019, 09:03:12 PM »
The 2019 TAC Family Summer vacation is set!

2015: Dodger Stadium
2016: Coors Field Denver
2018: AT&T Park San Francisco



2019: Petco Park San Diego!!!!!!!!!!!!




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Re: 2019 MLB Thread
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2019, 11:19:51 AM »
Let's go Reds!!  :metal :metal :metal

I'll be pulling for them -- specifically, Yasiel Puig (when they're not playing the Dodgers).  I have a bet with a co-worker that Puig will hit more homers this year than Bryce Harper.
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Re: 2019 MLB Thread
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2019, 09:20:06 AM »
The 2019 TAC Family Summer vacation is set!

2019: Petco Park San Diego!!!!!!!!!!!!

Been to Petco a couple of times. I like it. I love San Diego. You guys will have a great time. Leave an entire day for the San Diego Zoo. Its so big, trust me, you'll need all day. Make sure to take some tours of the various ships that are docked. Pretty cool stuff. I felt the Gaslamp District is a little overrated.

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Re: 2019 MLB Thread
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2019, 12:29:07 PM »
RIP Frank Robinson.....one of the greats.

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« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2019, 01:42:51 PM »
RIP Frank Robinson.....one of the greats.

Damn...he sure was!  Still the only player to win the MVP in both the NL and the AL, and twelve straight seasons at the start of his career with 20+ HR (followed by a 15 HR season and then six seasons with 19+ HR per year!).  Unquestionably among the best of the best in MLB history.
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« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2019, 10:26:17 PM »
I've been to Petco once, it's weird how it's right in the middle of downtown.  We're not used to that in L.A.
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Re: 2019 MLB Thread
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2019, 10:41:15 AM »
RIP Frank Robinson.....one of the greats.

Amen.

Really looking forward to baseball season this year.

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« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2019, 08:51:01 PM »
Does anyone really believe this?

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/report-multiple-mlb-teams-offering-harper-over-dollar30m-per-year/ar-BBTJmeX?li=BBnba9I

I don't doubt it.  He wants the high annual salary AND an extremely long-term deal.  Teams are willing to give him the former but not the latter, and certainly not both.
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Re: 2019 MLB Thread
« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2019, 08:55:32 PM »
Right, Heyman doesn't address the years in his reporting. He's a puppet for Boras.

He's obviously not getting the contract he's looking for, so lets float that a number of teams are offering $30M. I call bullshit.
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