The Waker

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  1. Max Muncy 2018 Outlook

    Not to mention the 47.6% hard contact rate and 10.6% soft contact rate. The guy is EASILY their 2nd best hitter this season, including the new guys they traded for. He's only behind Machado and it's pretty hard to make an argument for anyone else at 2nd.
  2. Max Muncy 2018 Outlook

    Management seems to have completely changed their position on him since the slump. He was batting ahead of Bellinger and Kemp almost every day before. Now when he does start, it’s 7th. Frustrating because he seems to be back close to first half form. Kemp has been AWFUL last month but doesn’t seem to affect his spot. Yea he used to be great but he’s about to be 34 and disappeared for several years. Bellinger has a good couple of weeks and he’s batting cleanup. Doziers been pretty bad all year and he’s first. Muncy just lost all favor with management and it seems impossible to get it back absent homering every other game they put him in
  3. Yu Darvish 2018 Outlook

    So if someone has been holding him, you think now is the time to drop? Wut If someone still has him right now they probably need him. If he's worth dropping now then he should have been dropped weeks or months ago.
  4. 8/15 - GAME DAY THREAD

    You know it when you see it
  5. 8/15 - GAME DAY THREAD

    Yes, by hitting 2 homers against them the day after hitting 2 homers against them. Maybe he said something at some point who knows
  6. 8/15 - GAME DAY THREAD

    If you watched it and don’t think it was intentional you are being willfully blind
  7. 8/15 - GAME DAY THREAD

    It wasn’t just the reaction afterward. It was a straight 97 mph pitch nowhere near the plate but right at Acuna. It wasn’t a wild looking pitch.
  8. 8/15 - GAME DAY THREAD

    I don’t think the Braves will respond. To do so legitimizes it as a typical baseball cheap shot. This was far worse.
  9. 8/15 - GAME DAY THREAD

    Urena should be suspended 30 games. There needs to be a deterrent effect here. If Acuna is significantly hurt the Braves should file a lawsuit against Urena and the Marlins
  10. Max Muncy 2018 Outlook

    If he gets close to his to first half then I don’t see how they sit him for Bellinger or Dozier or whatever other OFer causes Bellinger to play 1st. Theres a reason he was batting 3rd and 4th for a while. It was just a horrible storm storm for Muncy the last couple of weeks. Goes into a terrible slump when the Dodgers get Machado, Dozier, and Turner back. But Machado is the only better hitter on the team if first half Muncy comes back.
  11. Max Muncy 2018 Outlook

    The dodgers need him to be good and in the middle of their order. No one else on the team has his power, except Machado and last year’s Bellinger. Hopefully they give him a full chance again after last 2 games.
  12. Max Muncy 2018 Outlook

    Very bizarre how they treated him. He was hitting 3rd and 4th in the lineup consistently when they traded for Dozier, which basically cost him half his starts no matter what. If you don’t trust the guy, why are you putting him in that spot in the lineup? And Dozier hasn’t been very good this season anyway. Very weird.
  13. Max Muncy 2018 Outlook

    Just because it doesn’t hurt some or most guys doesn’t mean it doesn’t hurt any. All it has to do is get in a guys head if he starts slumping after, even if it doesn’t mess with his swing. None of this is saying some noticeable regression from Muncy wasn’t probable (though his batted ball stats supported his numbers). But this hasn’t been regression. He’s lost the ability to be a major league hitter.
  14. Max Muncy 2018 Outlook

    Lol at calling that period “a couple of hot months”. He was maybe the top hitter in the majors those months if you ignore steals
  15. Max Muncy 2018 Outlook

    Can’t think of a better case for home run derby hurting someone. This wasn’t a regression to the mean. It was a complete loss of hitting ability. He was 4th in wOBA before all star break. And it was almost 300 AB’s worth of a sample. Now he can’t even hit the ball and or draw a walk to save his life.