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    Major League Baseball - 2018 Season

    The baseball thread was going pretty well at the time of the crash, let's hope that it gets going just as well this time around.

    Saw the Angels got a shutout on the Rockies, Barria had a great game.

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    Yankees on a 17-1 run, in the toughest stretch of their season. In their past 4 series, they swept a current wild card team (Angels) and went 3-1 against the defending Champs and current division leaders (Astros), at their ball parks. Then they came home to sweep another division leader (Indians) and take over the AL East & best record in baseball from their most hated rival (Red Sox). Like Andre guzzling 4 jobbers in a squash match, but it was the ELITE of the American League.

    Season will be over by the All Star Break. August will be nothing but phantom injuries and minor league call ups, so everyone is rested to main event October.

    Trade deadline will be boring in the Bronx, because there will be no one available who is a big enough improvement to justify giving up the prospects. Maybe they package some prospects with Ellsbury and half the money left on his contract, for rosin bag, 1/2 pack of stale cigarettes and 7 oddball beers that have been floating in a cooler for 2-3 weeks.

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    It was a hell of a start for the Red Sox but they're looking less consistent now. Just when you think that win over the Yankees could be a corner turn they immediately turn around and lose to Toronto. Oh well.

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    Red Sox back to winning ways after dropping a couple against the A's.

    That rain delay seemed to mess things up for the Mets, 12-1 is real one-sided.

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    If Ohtani finishes as a top 20 AL hitter and top 20 AL pitcher, is that good enough to be MVP? I think it’s an interesting question because we’ve never seen anything like him before. If he does both things good but not great, in my eyes he’d still have to be in the convo because he does both.

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    I'd go with Top ten and if The Angels make the playoffs. Although I guess Trout will steal some votes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by comfortablynumb View Post
    If he does both things good but not great, in my eyes he’d still have to be in the convo because he does both.
    I think I'd agree with that, sounds fair enough to me.


    Also, what a game for Cleveland, eh?

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    Got to ask our Mets fans how they're feeling at this stage of the season? I know early on there was a fair bit of confidence....

    Meanwhile it feels like the Red Sox are absolutely flying right now.
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    Gone quiet in here. But I've got a question, so I'm going to be optimistic that someone might check it out and answer.

    Do baseball games generally sell out? Or are they the sort of thing that if you find yourself free with a couple of hours before the game you can buy a ticket at the gate, on the day?

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    Most baseball games don't sell out in most markets, you're lucky to get over 30K for an avg game. Weekends are a bit harder. Course, there's tickets sold.. but yeah, you could find a seat to most games. Even a Yankee/Red Sox game.

    I'm too depressed about the mets to even want to talk baseball lol.

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    Thanks for the info, that's good to know.

    If you can stomach it I'd be interested in hearing why people think it's gone wrong for the mets. I drifted away from baseball for a few weeks (just didn't find the time) and before I knew it their record had turned to shit.



    Orioles seem to be hurting right now too, as do the Reds and Royals.

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    Down to historically bad hitting and really overworked bullpen coupled with injuries. Before the 3 game winning streak, the Mets were scoring about 1.5 runs a game and before last night had lost the last 5 Degrom starts when he only gave up a total of 6 runs. it was that bad.

    To me, it was part coming back down to where they are. 11-1 start was never sustainable. They're not the worst team in the league but they're also not a playoff team imo.

    Whereas I think the Orioles, Reds and Royals are some of the worst teams in baseball for a multitude of reasons.

    The DH rule is gaining more support apparently. I don't know if i have enough energy to push back on it.. mainly because teams don't/ can't/don't know how to bunt anymore so the style differences of of the whole thing is becoming moot.
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    The Mets, since 2000 have also had horrible training and are consistently plagued with injuries. In 99-2001, they were supposed to have the big four pitching staff that all got hurt, and then traded away. Then the Beltran debacle, then Wright, and the new pitching staff and Cespedes. It is comical how the Mets always see, to be injured and then get traded away to HUGE success elsewhere.

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    They also recently don't take charge of their players. Jay Bruce is clearly injured, in the worst slump of his entire career and he was like I don't want to go on the DL... its not up to you! So stupid.

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