MLB 2023 Season: Rangers are going hunting for Snakes

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  1. Timby

    Timby o yea just like that Administrator

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    In 1993, absolutely (136 ERA+ to Smoltz's 111, with half of Smoltz's homers allowed and only 43 walks to Smoltz's 100 in the same number of games started).

    Neagle was better than Smoltz in 1997 and Millwood smokes him in 1999, too.
     
  2. Aragorn

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    Wow, Rangers up 8-2 in the top of the fourth.
     
  3. Timby

    Timby o yea just like that Administrator

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    I was not expecting the Rangers to jump all over Javier like that. He's been a postseason beast the last few years (0.82 ERA in 22 innings) and the Rangers came in and just beat the hell out of him.

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    Not anymore. Six teams (Cubs, White Sox, Brewers, Twins, Cardinals, Royals) are blacked out on MLB.tv in the entire state of Iowa, and YouTube TV dropped MLB Network, so I only see games that are on a national broadcast (so, Fox or ESPN). But I've seen enough clips to know that Boog Sciambi sucks, Joe Girardi sucks even more, Rick Sutcliffe is a drunk moron, and Jim Deshaies has to be going out of his mind with the three-man booth bullshit. Edit: You know Marquee Sports Network is a clown show of an organization when Len Kasper resigns from calling the television broadcasts of one of the most popular teams in the country to go call the White Sox on radio.
     
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    Spider Dirty Old Man Premium Member

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    Astros were a HORRIBLE home team this year. This doesn't surprise me at all. I'm pretty sure Dusty won't be returning, so new manager time in Houston again soon.
     
  5. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Admiral Premium Member

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    Rangers were good at home, til the Astros came in for the ALCS.

    Weird post-season so far. All three 100+ win teams out before the CS. Rangers winning the ALCS 100% on the road. Phillies really should have finished the D-Bags off, but it could go either way now.

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    I don't hate Boog and JD, but they really are corporate brown-nosers, maybe more than any team specific announcers. I actually kinda like Girardi, at least he has some actual knowledge of the game. Boog has a great radio voice tho, to go along with his radio face & body ;)
     
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    Congrats to Texas and Bruce Bochy on his 4th visit to the World Series. What a legend that guy is. As for the Rangers, I'm rooting for them, but I'm really rooting for a Rangers/DBacks world series. Garcia had a legendary ALCS.
     
  7. Aragorn

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    Bob Melvin is leaving San Diego to manage San Francisco, where he played for three seasons.
     
  8. Ar-Pharazon

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    I wonder if SD can find a guy that can keep the Three AmEGOs under control.
     
  9. Timby

    Timby o yea just like that Administrator

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    An 84-win team is going to the World Series.

    Rangers / Diamondbacks? I'm praying for Meteor. At least the Phillies had an utterly insanely charming roster of himbos and beefy lads.
     
  10. Chaos Descending

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    The Diamondbacks shut up a few haters tonight. Wow!
     
  11. Timby

    Timby o yea just like that Administrator

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    Fox executives are probably popping Maalox like it's candy right now. The ratings for the World Series are going to be rough; Phoenix and Arlington aren't exactly huge media markets.
     
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    Don't care. I am in it for the sport, not the economics.
     
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  13. Timby

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    I guess I have to cheer for the Diamondbacks, since I'm an NL guy at heart, and it would be nice to see Longo finally get a ring after having a career of quietly being very good, and I don't think he has too many more years left in the tank (he just turned 38 this month ... I turned 39 in July ... Jesus Christ). And he got revenge on the Phillies for 2008 in the process.
     
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    The MLB has a new world challenger the United Baseball league with F-U money. It is a new baseball league in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. They just had their first draft class...

    https://www.baseballunited.com/news...ric-draft-new-dubai-based-professional-league

    DUBAI, UAE (October 24, 2023) – Dubai-based Baseball United announced today the official results of the league’s first-ever Player Draft. Eighty players were selected, with 20 picks for each of the league’s founding franchises – the Mumbai Cobras, the Karachi Monarchs, and the league’s two UAE-based franchises, the Wolves and Falcons. The inaugural Draft was dominated by former Major League Baseball (MLB) players, with 91% of the first four rounds and 45% of the overall Draft selections having played at the MLB level.

    Selections included former New York Yankees stars Robinson Cano and Didi Gregorius – both drafted by the Wolves – and three-time World Series Champion, Pablo Sandoval, drafted by the Falcons. Four-time MLB All-Star, Bartolo Colon, and four-time Gold Glove winner, Andrelton Simmons, were also among the top picks. Of the 80 total players drafted, 56 were originally drafted by MLB teams, with others playing in Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball League (NPB), the Mexican League (LMB), the Dominican Republic Professional Baseball League (LIDOM), and other high-level international leagues.
     
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    Hopefully we're done hearing about Mattress Mack's bullshit for a while.
     
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    Bryce Harper fails again. Hard to believe he's not 19 any more.
     
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    Huh? :confused:
     
  18. Ar-Pharazon

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    Dusty Baker is retiring. A .540 winning % as a manager, plus a few pitcher's careers go with him into the sunset.


    This is the second time 2 wildcard teams made it to the same WS.
     
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    This was briefly added to the Wikipedia article about owners of the Houston Astros. :lol:

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