Discussion in 'Sports and Fitness' started by Timby, Oct 28, 2020.
That's why they get the tests first and next the vaccine, essential workers don't cha know.
Cards to acquire Nolan Arenado...
This thread should be renamed, "The Hot Stove League"
Respectively submitted, @Timby
Spring-training is just around the...corner.
ESPN and the local ABC station in Philadelphia are reporting that the Phillies have a new 2-year, $28 million deal with Didi Gregorius. Didi's performance last season was one of the bright spots in an otherwise underwhelming 2020 for the Phils.
Well...there goes that rumor that the Red-Legs were gonna sign him,
Reds didn't have a shot after the salary dumping that went on this off-season.
Dustin Pedroia announced retirement today. Sad that Machado tore up his knee and ended his career a few years early; guy was fun to watch and always played all-out (which contributed to the injuries, I'm sure). Was expected, as he had stopped trying to come back, and just had to wait out the guaranteed contract until now I guess, and the Sox need the roster spot. Too bad, had he stayed healthy, he'd have had a HOF discussion at least; the guy could play, and was a monster when he was healthy.
In a prime example of "metrics" run amok, Brian Kenney has Reggie fucking Jackson as the number 1 rightfielder of the divisional era (1969-present) of MLB. Except for 500+ homers and three homers in a World Series game, Reggie might be the worst rightfielder ever. A .260 hitter; a horrible fielder; a lousy base runner. 'Nuff said.
Hank and Ichiro might have a thought about that...
Hank Smith and Ichiro Valdez? Two of the all-time greats right there.
Not to mention the all-time record of 2597 strikeouts, about double the number of times he walked.
Do you have a source on this? Last I can recall Kenny talking about Reggie Jackson, he was slamming him as a mid-range Hall of Famer, and that was maybe ... eh, five or six years ago?
I saw it with my own eyes on the MLB Network show "Top Rightfielders Right Now." He and Bob Costas showed their lists for top rightfielder since 1969 - Costas had Hank Aaron number 1.
Holy cow. Trevor Bauer, three years, $102 million to the Dodgers, with an opt-out after each season.
Remember when Kirby Puckett and Rickey Henderson became baseball's first $3 million players? Now you can't even get a fifth-starter with a high ERA who can't get past five innings and has a career losing record for that much.
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