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31 minutes ago, Ransack said:

This sport will be way better when Boras dies.

**** man that's ****** up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I agree with you though.

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7 hours ago, Unkn0wn said:

Houston is being picked apart. They've lost 3 coaches on their staff to promotions and Fast changes FO's. Jays hired their hitting coach as bench coach, Angels hired their bullpen coach as pitching coach and the Cardinals hired their assistant hitting coach as their own hitting coach. 

And they lost Alex Cora the previous year. When you're good this is what happens. But k26dp makes a good point, could be that Jeff Ludlow is difficult to work with and guys want out of that environment.

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This is why I wanted Mike Zunino so bad!! But if the Braves can't have him then I'm glad he landed with my favorite AL team.

 

For the Rays, the addition of Zunino gives them a catcher with light-tower power and premium defensive skills. However, Zunino pairs those highly desirable traits with enormous strikeout tendencies and questionable on-base skills. He’s coming off a season in which he hit just .201/.251/.406 with 20 homers, but he’s also only a season removed from a vastly superior .251/.339/.509 output and a career-high 25 homers. Over the past three seasons, Zunino is a .223/.300/.462 hitter with with 57 home runs in 1032 plate appearances. The average and OBP might not jump out, but when adjusting for the Mariners’ pitcher-friendly home park, that level of production rates at about seven percent better than the league-average hitter and nearly 20 percent better than that of a league-average catcher (by measure of OPS and wRC+).

Defensively, Zunino threw out a career-best 35 percent of would-be base thieves in 2018, and he perennially ranks among the league’s best in terms of pitch framing. He’s received well above-average marks in Baseball Prospectus’ Fielding Runs Above Average for catchers in each of his Major League seasons, and he’s controllable for the next two seasons. If the Rays feel they can curb Zunino’s alarming 34.2 percent career strikeout rate, perhaps they believe there’s some yet-untapped upside in the 27-year-old. If not, he’ll nonetheless give them a strong throwing/framing backstop with more power than just about any catcher in the game.

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3 hours ago, Falconsfan567 said:

Do you really believe that Mike Rizzo and those front official people are that good? That if the ownership would get their nose out of it?

I think Rizzo is pretty good. Not perfect, but good enough to have won a championship by now I think.

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17 minutes ago, K26dp said:

I think Rizzo is pretty good. Not perfect, but good enough to have won a championship by now I think.

Do you believe the ownership is the reason for all the managerial changes that has caused issues in the clubhouse that has negatively affected the on field product? Rizzo has made some terrific moves as GM. They've had a lot of talent the last 5 years.

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8 hours ago, Falconsfan567 said:

Do you believe the ownership is the reason for all the managerial changes that has caused issues in the clubhouse that has negatively affected the on field product? Rizzo has made some terrific moves as GM. They've had a lot of talent the last 5 years.

I think that is a group fail. 

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