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2019 MLB Season Thread

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21 minutes ago, Falconsfan567 said:

For as "horrible" as Fredi Gonzalez is as manager, he still has a winning record of 710-692. Even with the Marlins he was only 3 games under .500 at 276-279 and had seasons where they won 84 and 87 games. That's pretty amazing for the Marlins when you consider how horrible they've been for a long time now and that Don Mattingly has a 276-370 record with the Marlins. The Marlins haven't had a winning season since they fired Fredi. Maybe Fredi was better than we gave him credit for?

When did they blow it up? And who was it Fredi had on that team while he was managing?

nah to better than we gave him credit for.. hence why he hasn’t been given another opportunity 

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24 minutes ago, Falconsfan567 said:

For as "horrible" as Fredi Gonzalez is as manager, he still has a winning record of 710-692. Even with the Marlins he was only 3 games under .500 at 276-279 and had seasons where they won 84 and 87 games. That's pretty amazing for the Marlins when you consider how horrible they've been for a long time now and that Don Mattingly has a 276-370 record with the Marlins. The Marlins haven't had a winning season since they fired Fredi. Maybe Fredi was better than we gave him credit for?

I dont know about that. Fredi just wasnt good in game and he didnt connect with his players like a Snitker or Cox does. He'd probably be a good bench coach for an inexperienced manager or something. The Royals might take a look given Moore's well known love for people from the Braves system. I just dont see anyone else realistically. 

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32 minutes ago, TheTrue7 said:

When did they blow it up? And who was it Fredi had on that team while he was managing?

nah to better than we gave him credit for.. hence why he hasn’t been given another opportunity 

When haven't the Marlins blown it up? Every time you turn it around they're blowing it up.

This conversation is just silly now. Guess Mike Smith was a horrible HC because he's never gotten another head coaching gig? We all know Mike Smith is a good head coach for a team that needs to be built up. See how silly that argument is? What about John Farrell? He's got a World Series ring and he doesn't have a job. Terry Francona is considered one of the best managers in baseball but he went years and years without a job after the Phillies fired him before the Red Sox finally gave him another chance. Saying he doesn't have a job as "proof" of how bad he is is a lame excuse to dump on him. I'm not saying he's a good manager. Just saying that for as "horrible" as he is he still managed a winning record and has done better with the Marlins than anyone they've had since he got fired. He would probably be a good fit at a place like San Diego or Baltimore where there's no expectations.

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10 minutes ago, Falconsfan567 said:

When haven't the Marlins blown it up? Every time you turn it around they're blowing it up.

This conversation is just silly now. Guess Mike Smith was a horrible HC because he's never gotten another head coaching gig? We all know Mike Smith is a good head coach for a team that needs to be built up. See how silly that argument is? What about John Farrell? He's got a World Series ring and he doesn't have a job. Terry Francona is considered one of the best managers in baseball but he went years and years without a job after the Phillies fired him before the Red Sox finally gave him another chance. Saying he doesn't have a job as "proof" of how bad he is is a lame excuse to dump on him. I'm not saying he's a good manager. Just saying that for as "horrible" as he is he still managed a winning record and has done better with the Marlins than anyone they've had since he got fired. He would probably be a good fit at a place like San Diego or Baltimore where there's no expectations.

To the first paragraph, good point lol.. 

but man.. you can’t seriously view Fredi as a quality head coach.. after leaving Kimbrel in the pen.. no f’n way.

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Karma came quickly to the Cardinals.

They shouldn't have angered Anibal Sanchez, who didn't want to leave Atlanta.

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Giants have given permission to the Phillies to meet with Dusty Baker. Dusty is an adviser in the SF FO currently. 

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Kapler now meeting with the Cubs.

Former big leaguer Sam Fuld has declined opportunities to interview with 3 teams. Fuld is currently in the Phillies FO. He breaks down analytics and translates what's important to the Philly players.

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Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt has retired. He's gonna take an advisor role with the Dodgers. Bullpen coach Mark Prior is expected to be promoted to replace him.

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3 minutes ago, Falconsfan567 said:

Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt has retired. He's gonna take an advisor role with the Dodgers. Bullpen coach Mark Prior is expected to be promoted to replace him.

Good for Prior. Glad to see his coaching career taking off after his playing career was cut short.

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I just realized that Aaron Blair has been out of baseball since May of 2018, when he had shoulder surgery. Nobody ever picked him up again, and he's effectively retired at 27. He was the rare prospect that scouts and metrics people alike thought would be very good.

Situations like this explain why baseball prospect projection is such an inexact science. Blair had everything, at least on paper, right up until he suited up for us.

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3 hours ago, jidady said:

I just realized that Aaron Blair has been out of baseball since May of 2018, when he had shoulder surgery. Nobody ever picked him up again, and he's effectively retired at 27. He was the rare prospect that scouts and metrics people alike thought would be very good.

Situations like this explain why baseball prospect projection is such an inexact science. Blair had everything, at least on paper, right up until he suited up for us.

It should be noted the generosity of the Braves in this. They continued to pay for all of Blairs treatment even after he was released by the organization. They stood by him even after they deemed him unfit.

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On 10/17/2019 at 7:22 PM, Unknøwn said:

Automated umps still need some tweaking.

 

Looks like the automated ump is just fine. It's the strike zone that needs to be adjusted. The ball briefly traveled through the strike zone on it's way to being caught just over the ground. It was essentially an unhittable pitch. And it was a strike by the rulebook definition.

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