MLB 2023 Season: Rangers are going hunting for Snakes

Discussion in 'Sports and Fitness' started by Timby, Mar 30, 2023.

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  1. Corran Horn

    Corran Horn Vice Admiral Admiral

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    But PCA is coming up to the big club today. A new era begins?
     
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  2. Ar-Pharazon

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    Is the minor league season over? I doubt he gets much playing time with the club still after a playoff spot and all the OF's we have. Maybe a defensive sub.
     
  3. Corran Horn

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    Some notion that Candelario is injured slightly...
     
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  4. Timby

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    The AAA season isn't over, but it's winding down.

    I don't think PCA projects as the superstar that the Cubs thought they were getting anymore--he looks like a serviceable player with a lot of speed, but he has a very troublesome strikeout problem and from what I saw of him here in Iowa, he has a Javy Baez issue of swinging at pitches in a different ZIP code--but given that the Cubs are in a tailspin, it can't hurt to get him some at-bats in the majors.
     
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  5. Ar-Pharazon

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    If this is true, it would make some sense, as Candy has been scuffling for a while after the hot start as a Cub.
    Belli can stay at 1B with Madrigal at 3B, Tauchman can be spelled by PCA and Patrick Wisdom can park cars.


    How fitting that PCA was part of the Baez trade. Still, he's young and hopefully they can coach him out of the swing-at-everything mode.

     
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  6. Timby

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    It's true to at least a certain extent, since Candelario left yesterday's game with what was called "back tightness."

    But, this is the Cubs, and given how much they love to obfuscate things, he secretly got mauled by a werewolf or some shit like that.
     
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    Ashley Crow, the mom from Little Big League, is Pete Crow-Armstrong's mom.

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  8. Ar-Pharazon

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    I watched Candelario miss a couple routine grounders at 3B that went under his glove over the last couple weeks. Like he was unable to bend down that far and I thought "Madrigal would have gotten those because he's short", though only 4" shorter (seems much shorter).

    Lower back soreness especially can make any movement difficult and even pure torture.
     
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  9. Timby

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    I have a compression fracture in my T12 disc. Believe me, I know.
     
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  10. Ar-Pharazon

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    That's other level shit. I just have stiffness and muscle pain a lot of the time.
     
  11. Timby

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    Former Brewers head David Stearns, as long expected, is the new president of the Mets.

    Stearns but allowed to spend money on paper looks like a pretty good situation, but I can't imagine Cohen will get out of the way.

    Edit: Also, fuck David Ross. Direct quote: Pete Crow-Armstrong "will get some at-bats, but we're not developing players right now." Go jack off to old guys some more, Grandpa Rossy. Keep on trotting Drew Smyly out there and see how well that works out for you.

    Christ, I do not understand why Ross hates rookies so much.
     
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  12. cardinal biggles

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    Why bother breaking them in when you can have Pittsburgh break them in for you and then pick them up when Nutting wakes up on the wrong side of the bed and decides to start trading people?
     
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  13. Ar-Pharazon

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    Could be a team thing. Maybe there aren't enough advanced metrics on the rookies? Everything is about the metrics y'know, that's why they hired Ross instead of a guy that thinks for himself.
     
  14. Aragorn

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    Max Scherzer done for the regular season with a muscle strain, and would be unlikely to pitch in the postseason.
     
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    Fuckers took their own sweet time calling the Yankees/Redsox game. A poncho only goes so far. :mad:
     
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  18. Timby

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    In somewhat surprising news, the Red Sox fired general manager Chaim Bloom.

    Because it's the GM's fault that the owners ordered the trade of Mookie Betts and decided to start pinching pennies.
     
  19. cardinal biggles

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    Well, the owners can't very well fire themselves, can they?
     
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