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MLB Offseason 2018: Harper, Your Herald Boras Sings

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16 minutes ago, DMC said:

Well, for the time being there's certainly room.  You can shift Judge and Stanton on DH duties and have Frazier as the other corner as long as Hicks can man center.  When Hicks can't is, hopefully, a few years out, so really no need to worry about it now.  Frankly if this becomes an issue I expect they'll just keep Hicks at center for far too long - like Bernie except at least Hicks has an arm.  Pretty awesome arm at that.

I have a sneaking suspicion they are going to have to give Andujar time at DH too.

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1 minute ago, Arch-MaesterPhilip said:

I have a sneaking suspicion they are going to have to give Andujar time at DH too.

Most certainly.  And Sanchez, and Voit.  There's enough DH time to go around.  And based on these past couple months, probably good to shift it around to try and keep everyone healthy.

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3 minutes ago, DMC said:

Most certainly.  And Sanchez, and Voit.  There's enough DH time to go around.  And based on these past couple months, probably good to shift it around to try and keep everyone healthy.

I miss the days when there was one DH to be honest, because if there are so many a guy like Frazier might as well be sent to AAA if he still has options where he can actually play or be used as trade bait.

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15 hours ago, DMC said:

Well, the Cards had Rick Ankiel, who def had that type of breakdown.  As for general sports:  David Duval.

Asked my Dad, it was Glenallen Hill. And the story was even weirder than I thought, as in addition to arachnophobia and nightmare, there was sleepwalking involved. Per Wiki:

During his early career, Hill was forced to go on the disabled list after suffering injuries during a sleepwalking incident. Hill, an arachnophobe, had a nightmare about being attacked by spiders and in the process went sleepwalking to try to get away. When he woke up from the incident, he had cuts all over his hands and feet due to walking across shards of broken glass from a table he knocked over and also fell down a flight of stairs. His teammates began calling him "Spiderman" afterwards.

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35 minutes ago, James Arryn said:

Asked my Dad, it was Glenallen Hill. 

Ah.  I recall Hill from when he was on the Giants.  Do not recall his breakdown or issues.

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1 hour ago, DMC said:

Ah.  I recall Hill from when he was on the Giants.  Do not recall his breakdown or issues.

Main Hill memory I have is the homerun he hit for the Cubs that landed on a rooftop across from Wrigley...

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It's all fun on the South Side right now. Tim Anderson wins AL Player of the Month, and the White Sox have two straight days of walk off wins :)

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So it's May and the Twins have the best winning percentage in MLB. Didn't see that one coming, especially when you consider some of the guys we're missing.

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1 hour ago, Tywin et al. said:

So it's May and the Twins have the best winning percentage in MLB. Didn't see that one coming, especially when you consider some of the guys we're missing.

They even took one game in the Bronx. Progress!

 

ETA: Just saw a crazy stat about Joey Gallo. He’s the first player to ever hit 100 homers before his 100th single.

Edited by Ramsay B.

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15 hours ago, Ramsay B. said:

They even took one game in the Bronx. Progress!

We were looking past the pathetic Yanks, taking three of four from the superior Astros. And last night we smashed the blue birds 9-1.

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ETA: Just saw a crazy stat about Joey Gallo. He’s the first player to ever hit 100 homers before his 100th single.

There’s a weirder Gallo stat, but I can’t remember it ATM. It’s something like he just hit his first sacrifice run or pop up out. Something that shouldn’t take over four seasons to happen.   

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I don’t care what the spreadsheets say, Joc needs to be an everyday player 

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Man, after a quarter of the season it is time to acknowledge the extent to which Cody Bellinger is tearing it up.  Looked up Trout's 23 yo season (not sure but I think Cody's July 13 bday usually qualifies as 23), and he should match that as long as he stays healthy.  Hell, even though it's very unlikely Cody's gonna keep up this pace, he has a fighting chance to match Harper's magical age 22 season in 2015.

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The Yanks, or the B-Bombers, just took two out of three from the Twins and the Rays.  HIcks is on his way back and Didi is actually progressing ahead of schedule.  They'll eventually get Betances back too, probably around the ASB.  But I don't know about especially Sevy, or even Judge or Stanton - who should be doing stuff at this point but they never give the press anything.  All in all, it'd be pretty cool if they can stay in the thick of it without their ace and two of the 10 best hitters in the world.  Plus, they got a handful of young high-octane pitchers in the minors that could makeup excellent reinforcements come July.

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It will be nice if Chad gets his groove back too, as he looked great today. I assume Judge will be back around early to mid-June. The others who knows?

Red Sox have unsurprisingly woke up, while the Mariners are in a free fall. The April dust has settled.

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You know who’s not a Yankee? Hyun-Jin Ryu. He’s a Dodger, and also the best person in the world.

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Andujar officially done for the year as he’s opting for surgery. Obviously a tough break for the kid. In Gio we trust. 

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The rich get richer. Miggy is back, baby!

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