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6 hours ago, Unknøwn said:

Kelly Johnson had an interesting story about his retirement. He said he had lengthy convos with Coppy after 2016 about being the teams primary PH in 2017. KJ was coming off a .268/.328/.459 with 9 HR as the Mets primary bench guy. KJ said Coppy called him late in the offseason and said we're going with Chase d'Arnaud because he's the better player. d'Arnaud had 8 ABs for that 2017 team before being released. KJ retired became it was Atlanta or bust for him. 

Another brilliant Coppy move. Anyone that thinks Chase d'Arnaud at any point of his career was a better player than Kelly Johnson is a complete dumb***.

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9 minutes ago, AUTiger7222 said:

Another brilliant Coppy move. Anyone that thinks Chase d'Arnaud at any point of his career was a better player than Kelly Johnson is a complete dumb***.

The ego and hubris that a lot of these GM's and front office types possess is mind boggling.

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Just now, Unknøwn said:

Arizona is flirting with the worst record in MLB history. Theyve set the modern record for consecutive road loses at 23. Theyre on pace to lose 117, the record is 120.

Wow what team actually let them win a road game?!

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2 minutes ago, tl;dr said:

Wow what team actually let them win a road game?!

Sad thing is they haven't won a road game since that day in Atlanta. They won 4 in a row from DC to Cincy on the road and then won 2 of 3 from Atlanta. 0-23 since. 

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4 minutes ago, Unknøwn said:

Sad thing is they haven't won a road game since that day in Atlanta. They won 4 in a row from DC to Cincy on the road and then won 2 of 3 from Atlanta. 0-23 since. 

In peak Atlanta fashion we caught them at the worst time 

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MLB announced the first ever MLB Draft Combine will take this place in June. The event will be June 21-28th. Players will take part in drills as well as medical assessments. They'll also be given training to better understand what awaits them as they begin their journey. They will then be broken up into teams and participate in a tournament that will crown Gold, Silver and Bronze medals. The combine will feature 100 of the top college and high school prospects. MLB Network will carry the tournament. 

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What is the deal with the Kansas City Royals? They started the season 16-9. Then lost 11 straight games to reach 16-20. They then turned it back around and went 13-6 to reach 29-26. Now they've hit the skids again going 2-11 in their last 13 to a mark of 31-37. Crazy.

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Yu Darvish is lobbying for MLB to adopt the Japanese baseball. Multiple players have said the balls in Japan are easier to grip without any substance. Our old nemesis Kenshin Kawakami also came out and said the balls are so different in the US it was tough to adjust. 

 

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4 hours ago, AUTiger7222 said:

The Tampa Bay Rays have really hit the skids. They've lost 6 straight, 4 via walkoff fashion (3 in extras) and fallen out of 1st place.

They called up Wander Franco last night trying to find a spark. 

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37 minutes ago, Unknøwn said:

They called up Wander Franco last night trying to find a spark. 

Yep. He'll make his MLB debut Tuesday against Boston. But the offense isn't the big worry with the Rays at the moment. The pitching has disappeared. They've allowed 34 runs during their losing streak. That's nearly 6 runs per game. Hard to ask an offense to consistently score 6 plus runs per game. Rays have lost 3 games during the stretch where they've scored 7, 5, and 5 runs. That should win most games.

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31 minutes ago, Unknøwn said:

Acuna still leads the NL in voting. He has 1.5M votes. Ozzie still leads 2B. Vlad Jr leads MLB with 1.7M votes.

This 4 game series would be a great time for Acuna to become the hottest hitter on the planet again.

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