Backdoor Slider

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  1. 2018 MLB Trade Rumors and Deadline Thread

    It’s being reported many places that Machado will be dealt before Friday. Jayson Stark also hinting hard that something is in place with Philly. We’ll see.
  2. 2018 MLB Trade Rumors and Deadline Thread

    I think most of us here want to discuss actual rumors, not some fan’s wildest dream. That said, can’t imagine Wheeler could draw just Frazier, let alone another cheap, controlled MLB player.
  3. 2018 MLB Trade Rumors and Deadline Thread

    1) I believe Machado is going there to play SS, not 3B. So I doubt it. 2) He’s Machado, but he’s still a 3 month rental. Don’t think he commands young MLB player PLUS prospects. That would be robbery if Orioles pull that off. Guessing it’s Medina plus a couple other prospects.
  4. 2018 MLB Trade Rumors and Deadline Thread

    I heard Sixto was off the table and deal likely centered around Adonis Medina.
  5. 2018 MLB Trade Rumors and Deadline Thread

    No, that won’t happen. It’ll be minor leaguers.
  6. 2018 MLB Trade Rumors and Deadline Thread

    Well...nothing to click. Could see this absolutely being true, but also have no idea how these clowns would have the scoop.
  7. Bryce Harper 2018 Outlook

    Lol this ain’t the first time mevins has posted an article that he thinks supports him, but he never read to the end. 😂😂
  8. Bryce Harper 2018 Outlook

    Bryce- .214/.365/.833 57/23/54/6 Gallo- .187/.296/.742 48/22/51/3 “Same season,” except Bryce is better in literally every single category, across the board. I get that Harper hasn’t been great. But some of us like facts here.
  9. Jose Ramirez 2018 Outlook

    Well, it’s official. 20/20 (technically 29 HR/20 SB) at the AS break. Simply unbelievable. I think we all would’ve signed up for that as his final season numbers.
  10. July Closer Thread 2018

    I’m not sure what it was about his 21 pitch 8th inning that inspired confidence in Scioscia, but I’ve never accused him of being very smart.
  11. July Closer Thread 2018

    Blake Parker in the 8th to face 3/4/5 hitters (and not a great start). JAnderson finished the 7th so no idea who would get potential save opp.
  12. Walker Buehler 2018 Outlook

    Article link included. Want to limit innings. May just be a move, as they have options. Sounds like 6-man rotation after the break seems like a real possibility.
  13. 7/14 - GAME DAY THREAD

    If Swihart wants more playing time, he sure isn’t doing himself any favors. What a blunder.
  14. July Closer Thread 2018

    To be fair though, you’re changing the scenario. It was asked specifically about teams trading their closers. Ashland, while abrasive, isn’t wrong.
  15. Mookie Betts 2018 Outlook

    It was longer than 10 days. He’s played 76 of the Red Sox 96 games to date.
  16. Mookie Betts 2018 Outlook

    I looooove Mookie. Probably more than a grown man should. Can we stop with the Trout stuff? Trout is the greatest player on the planet having one of the greatest seasons ever. In fantasy, let’s see where they end up.
  17. James Paxton 2018 Outlook

  18. The Home Run Derby "Curse"

    I’m in agreement. To me this is so obvious that I can’t believe people try to argue anything else. The HR Derby is full of guys with big 1st “halves.” The likelihood of duplicating that is not good. Yet people hang onto anecdotal evidence (REMEMBER ABREU!!) instead of looking at the whole picture. I think we could even run a test. Take the 8 top HR hitters who are not in the HR Derby and then measure their post-ASB numbers to their pre-ASB numbers. I’m pretty confident we’ll find a “collective” drop in ISO, total HRs, etc.
  19. The Home Run Derby "Curse"

    Definitely wasn’t going to be regression. Certainly was due to the derby. How many HRs was he going to hit in the 2nd half if he didn’t participate in the Derby?
  20. Philadelphia Phillies 2018 Outlook

    The early season meltdown by fans was fun. “Over his head.” Phillies should admit they made a mistake” after one game. 51-40. 1st place.
  21. 7/11 - GAME DAY THREAD

    This is looking good.