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Forum: The Pit 01-27-2015, 04:37 PM
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Posted By BrainDamage
For this specific topic I don't like taking away...

For this specific topic I don't like taking away the human element. More specifically I like that different umpires have different zones and will call borderline pitches differently (within reason,...
Forum: The Pit 01-26-2015, 08:57 PM
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Posted By BrainDamage
Will it make a significant difference in...

Will it make a significant difference in offensive numbers? Probably not, but I would think it would have some effect on them, though it's likely not large enough to really be noticeable on a...
Forum: The Pit 01-25-2015, 05:30 PM
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Posted By BrainDamage
Your guess is as good as mine. He's clearly...

Your guess is as good as mine. He's clearly talking about overshifts, so I would assume it'll be you can only have two infielders on either side of second base. That said, he's claiming eliminating...
Forum: The Pit 01-25-2015, 02:31 PM
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Posted By BrainDamage
The new commissioner has been in office for less...

The new commissioner has been in office for less than 24 hours and he's already off to a bad start. He's in favor of a pitch clock, wants to "inject additional offense into the game" by eliminating...
Forum: The Pit 01-19-2015, 04:30 PM
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Posted By BrainDamage
Agreed, I don't really get the logic behind...

Agreed, I don't really get the logic behind signing Scherzer and possibly trading Strasburg. A Zimmermann or Fister trade would make more sense since they're both free agents after this year, but...
Forum: The Pit 01-19-2015, 11:26 AM
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Posted By BrainDamage
This makes me sick. While Scherzer's contract...

This makes me sick. While Scherzer's contract will probably not be a good one (nothing official but it's looking like 7 years, $200+ million), the Nats' staff just got even more disgusting.
Forum: The Pit 01-09-2015, 07:52 PM
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Posted By BrainDamage
I know you're saying you don't think he was...

I know you're saying you don't think he was juicing, but I'm going to continue this discussion anyway because it's the offseason and there's nothing better to talk about :p: Biggio's season still...
Forum: The Pit 01-08-2015, 08:12 PM
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Posted By BrainDamage
Career numbers for Schilling and...

Career numbers for Schilling and Smoltz:

Schilling Smoltz
ERA 3.46 3.33
ERA- 80 81
FIP 3.23 3.24
FIP- 74 78
WHIP 1.14 1.18
K/9 8.60 7.99
BB/9 1.96 2.62
Forum: The Pit 01-07-2015, 08:36 PM
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Posted By BrainDamage
Very good Hall of Fame class this year. ...

Very good Hall of Fame class this year. Interesting that Smoltz got inducted in his first year and Schilling is stuck at 39.2%, you could make the argument that Schilling was just as good if not...
Forum: The Pit 12-22-2014, 10:55 AM
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Posted By BrainDamage
Check out the demo for the 2015 version, you can...

Check out the demo for the 2015 version, you can play up to either the trade deadline or All Star break (don't remember). Like I said, I liked the demo a lot more than the free '08 version so I went...
Forum: The Pit 12-21-2014, 05:46 PM
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Posted By BrainDamage
Guys, Out of the Park Baseball is awesome. ...

Guys, Out of the Park Baseball is awesome. Highly recommended. Couple of highlights from my first two seasons with the Mets:

1. Signed Stephen Drew for 1 year, $1,170,000, he put up 3.1 WAR so I...
Forum: The Pit 12-20-2014, 04:22 PM
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Posted By BrainDamage
If Kemp and Myers stay on the field the middle of...

If Kemp and Myers stay on the field the middle of that order is going to be dangerous, but the rest of the lineup isn't very good. Still, they were 8 games under .500 last year and Upton, Kemp, and...
Forum: The Pit 12-20-2014, 04:05 PM
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Posted By BrainDamage
It will. Also, he got permission to use adderall...

It will. Also, he got permission to use adderall this coming season.

Padres making moves. Outfield looks nice offensively, but defensively...not so much.

Also, I think I'm going to buy Out of the...
Forum: The Pit 12-17-2014, 07:53 PM
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Posted By BrainDamage
That's a bargain, especially if they play him at...

That's a bargain, especially if they play him at first.

Wil Myers to San Diego. Rays net five players between San Diego and Washington, San Diego also gets two prospects and Ryan Hanigan, Nationals...
Forum: The Pit 12-11-2014, 08:25 PM
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Posted By BrainDamage
This is insane, I can't remember a stretch of...

This is insane, I can't remember a stretch of offseason where there was this much activity. It seemed like every time I checked my phone today I had an update that someone had been traded or signed!
Forum: The Pit 12-11-2014, 12:09 AM
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Posted By BrainDamage
...

https://twitter.com/TBrownYahoo/status/542838284989124608

:p: Seriously though, who could even afford that outside the Yankees and Dodgers?

Winter meetings are fun:
Cubs talking to James Shields...
Forum: The Pit 12-10-2014, 07:58 PM
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Posted By BrainDamage
For what it's worth:...

For what it's worth: https://twitter.com/GordonEdes/status/542429176242765827

I think they should move him, they could use the prospects.
Forum: The Pit 12-10-2014, 07:37 PM
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Posted By BrainDamage
Scherzer (who will turn 31 during this coming...

Scherzer (who will turn 31 during this coming season) want's $200+ million guaranteed. Let's see what team is dumb enough to do that.

MLBTradeRumors says "The Phillies are believed to getting two...
Forum: The Pit 12-09-2014, 07:01 PM
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Posted By BrainDamage
For what it's worth:...

For what it's worth: http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/the-as-are-just-doing-what-the-as-have-to-do/


...Uh, Andrew Miller?
Forum: The Pit 12-08-2014, 07:59 PM
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Posted By BrainDamage
You could make the case that the Donaldson deal...

You could make the case that the Donaldson deal is not that bad (example here (http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/so-what-are-the-as-doing-anyways/)), but they probably could have gotten a better return...
Forum: The Pit 12-03-2014, 10:39 PM
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Posted By BrainDamage
I agree with the writer. For a better...

I agree with the writer. For a better explanation, this (http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/what-are-we-missing-about-nick-markakis/) article digs a little deeper into the advanced metrics.
Forum: The Pit 12-03-2014, 07:50 PM
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Posted By BrainDamage
Markakis to the Braves...

Markakis to the Braves (http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2014/12/braves-to-sign-nick-markakis.html).
Forum: The Pit 12-01-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4,806
Views: 63,702
Posted By BrainDamage
For what it's worth:...

For what it's worth: http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/so-what-are-the-as-doing-anyways/

I think the M's overpaid for Cruz. $14.25 million a year for the age 35-38 years of a player who had what seems...
Forum: The Pit 11-24-2014, 07:00 PM
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Posted By BrainDamage
Ramirez is apparently a done deal at 4 years, $88...

Ramirez is apparently a done deal at 4 years, $88 million with a $22 million vesting option for a fifth year.

MLBTradeRumors is saying the Giants offered 5 years, $95 million and were willing to go...
Forum: The Pit 11-17-2014, 10:49 PM
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Posted By BrainDamage
Six seasons, so they hit free agency after the...

Six seasons, so they hit free agency after the 2020 season. Actually, Kershaw, Tanaka, Andrelton Simmons and Starlin Castro all do as well. If those guys aren't signed to extensions beforehand...
Forum: The Pit 11-17-2014, 07:48 PM
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Posted By BrainDamage
Confirmed by Loria today, formal press conference...

Confirmed by Loria today, formal press conference is Wednesday. It's worth noting that he can opt out after 6 years, so if he continues to play like he did this year I would think he'll opt out and...
Forum: The Pit 11-13-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 4,806
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Posted By BrainDamage
You should be happy it's only a minor league deal.

You should be happy it's only a minor league deal.
Forum: The Pit 11-13-2014, 11:06 PM
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Views: 63,702
Posted By BrainDamage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yp6EMhXCVNs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yp6EMhXCVNs
Forum: The Pit 11-13-2014, 10:47 PM
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Views: 63,702
Posted By BrainDamage
To be fair, he put up 5.1 fWAR in 91 games. Only...

To be fair, he put up 5.1 fWAR in 91 games. Only 21 qualified position players had a better WAR over the full season.

He probably should have won, but this one was basically a coin flip in my...
Forum: The Pit 11-10-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4,806
Views: 63,702
Posted By BrainDamage
Jose Abreu won AL Rookie of the Year. In other...

Jose Abreu won AL Rookie of the Year. In other news, grass is green. NL Rookie of the Year to be announced momentarily.

Mets signed Michael Cuddyer to 2 years/$21 million. Everyone seems to hate...
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