FISH ON

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  1. Spring Training: Hey, let's implement a pitch clock to speed up the game so as not to lose the interest of the younger crowd...., let's put a runner on 2b in extras like they do in softball to speed up the game so as not to lose the interest of the younger crowd........let's limit the number of mound visits to speed up the game, so as not to lose the interest of the younger crowd,.......all under the guise of capturing the interest of the hand held device generation who'd rather post selfies outside the ballpark to show they were there, but not actually go watch because it's tooooo long.....so they try the juiced ball approach instead, How did that speed up the game? How did it affect attendance/  It didn't, attendance is down for the 4th consecutive year, 1.3%, however, revenues went up due to ticket price increases, why is this important?  It may impact other proposed changes, as well as those tried in the minors this season...Haven't see the data on those milb trials, but how many people want to see an ml game morph into a softball game in extra innings?

    Don't get me wrong, kids love the long ball, so do us old folk, but when it affects the game in the manner that it did, it's not good for the game as a whole.

    Can't wait to see what comes next, stay tuned.......

     

    BEST PRANK EVER MLB!!

     

        smh....

     

    on topic, how do you all feel about the ball change? Is it good for the longevity of the game?

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  2. Been holding Vlad since Aug 17th, 2015 in a dynasty...All he cost me was an Aaron Sanchez call up to replace a throw in player in a 2 for 1 deal, I'm still licking my wounds from being fleeced there (crossed-eyed emojii), can't imagine wasting a top 7 round pick in a start up dynasty much less a top 5 pick..sheesh, guys that know scouts are the toughest in determining a prospects long term value after only 1/2 a season as a 20 yr old here, huh? I gotta spend less time reading this drivel, it'll turn your mind into mush


  3. Lowe is 3-17 vs lhp in his short ml career..sss and all, it is what they do, platoons I mean....I get that 2 of the 3 were bombs, but 7 k's? Like it or not, it's what we've had to deal with for a looong time in fbb...he's young and talented enough to establish himself as a full time player, but he is still a rook, with no experience, sit back,take a puff and relax, now is not that time... 


  4. 48 minutes ago, Fiveohnine said:

    Odd that the #1 catcher in fantasy would sit out the first game after the break. Looks like it's just extra rest though.

    I wouldn't look too far into it as I believe Caratini is Yu's personal catcher? could be mistaken though....


  5. Muller needs to gain command of his stuff, 57 bbs in 95ip isn't going to cut it as a starter in the majors. The k's are nice, K9+, as is the ba against, .211, but those bb's..he's a flyball pitcher too, if that matters to some, I personally moved on in 1 of my dynasty's due to the command issues, as well as how deep that farm system is with potent arms.. Might regret it down the road, but after a few moves, I settled on Tarik Skubal over Muller...time will tell, but if Muller doesn't harness his stuff, could see him in a Haderesq type of role....

     

    Brett Conine, P hou, is putting in some good work in in the Carolina league. A little old for the level,22, but he was a 2018 draftee out of Cal St Fullerton. Deeeeep dynasty's take notice, he could be good if his secondaries continue to develop....

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  6. It's a fluid situation with these young arms, they  are going to monitor workloads on multiple sp's this season so it makes sense to shuffle the rotation ala LAD(minus the phantom il's with their sp's), so we will see some getting skipped or shortened starts, maybe see one or two go the opener route a turn or two, or even a 6 man during the dog dazes of summer in that effort....

    this really isn't the season to rely on their young arms going deep into the season and IP's due to that potential.  2020? I'm all in with that rotation..redraft leagues need to prepare for the inevitable... so dynasty/deep keepers will benefit the most stashing Lament,Strahm and Paddock....just my opinion...


  7. So what does this do for the goal of shortening game times? I mean, they're implementing a pitch clock, limiting mound visits, as well as making rp's face a set number of hitters before they can be relieved? And they change the ball so as to create more offense? ....lol wat?


  8. The fastball last night looked straight as an arrow, didn't see any movement on it at all. I don't remember it being that flat before, wonder if there's a mechanical issue that can be easily fixed(my dynasty hopes anyway).....well, that and his secondary's needing honing..seems more of a 2020 play......come back strong kid..


  9. I guess I see it more of a pitch selection/recognition  issue, not a swing issue. He's chasing pitchers' pitches out of the zone, which I have to admit IS impacting his swing, but to me that's not a swing thing, it's more an eye thing. I mean, chasing off speed stuff fading out of the zone and low, you're not going to be able to use that launch angle to get the ball in the air. He'll need to work more with his pops for that, and that'll take time. When he does settle the butterflies, I'm sure we'll see what others saw down on the farm, fingers' crossed as I passed on some good deals for him in my dynasty..


  10. Well damn, saw all the new posts and thought there was some more news on Tyler Ivey, nope, just  talking about team development and who's better at it....and while it's a great topic for conversation, it's one that would be better served in the appropriate thread, just not in a specific players thread(you know, since you did go off topic and all) or in a pm chat...again, it is a worthy discussion, very interesting, but you veered off of Tyler Ivey a while ago...and yup, I admit mine isn't about him in the first section, but someone did ask for you guys to take it to pm earlier(which was removed, and mine will be too) and that was ignored as well. I guess some need to be asked multiple times? thanks gentlemen....

     

    Someone mentioned Tyler's violent delivery, and the potential impact...it reminds me a little of Mad Max with the head movement and arm whip, which he obviously overcame. Time will tell on Tyler, but it's working now, and he is in good hands as far as his development goes. Love owning him in a dynasty and look forward to the finished product.

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  11. This is the new generation, the generation that were taught that spankings were a form of abuse and were urged to turn their parents in for such, and a lot of them did. They grew up with no discipline, hence the no respect attitudes, the I can do anything without taking responsibility for it..This is the participation generation that got trophies for showing up....

     

    There is middle ground here that has to be met in order for the game to evolve to draw the family's back to the ballparks, while protecting the players, and keeping the respect aspect still part of the game. Draw an acceptable line for celebrations that maintain a decorum of respect, that's all we old farts are asking, not total stoic behavior....and yea, no more intentional beanings, one will slip every once in a while, they are human after all...

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  12. If the new blood wants a new game, my idea is: hire Vince McMahon and create and new league, call it the UBL, ultimate baseball league, or a name voted on by those that are interested,, and set it up as a show if you want, to attract like minded viewers, and let them play...but you trying to make everyone accept your version by changing this game is kinda the same as you saying the old schoolers are forcing our game down your throats by keeping it as it's been for over a century, there's room for both, create your version and play on, everyone can be happy, no? 

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  13. 17th overall pick in 2013, kids' talent has always been there,  and he's improved, (albeit small improvements, but improvements nonetheless) every year sans his ba decline in 18. He's going to turn 26 soon so we can hope he'll continue to improve without playing time issues. Could this be his breakout season?...Stay tuned..


  14. 1 minute ago, 89Topps said:

     

    He didn't throw it towards the opposing teams dugout.

     

    Ahh, thank  you for that correction, but I still stand by my opinion about how unnecessary throwing the bat like that is...flip it, no issue.... I'll roll my wheelchair out the door and go take my metamucil....

     


  15. The answer is in where you draw the line on what's always been vs the new way of showboating. Hitters fist pump all the time on hrs, pitchers fist pump on key k's and key outs, it's always been that way.. recognize the difference and apply some simple logic to the huge difference you're ignoring when comparing a simple fist pump form both hitters and pitchers,(been that way for over 100 years)  vs throwing your bat at the opposing dugout after a hr in total disrespect. hell, a simple bat flip would've been ok there, but not throwing his bat at the other dugout....come on man.....he knew he had it coming, wasn't happy about it, but he surely knew it was coming...Keller didn't throw above his waist, he went for the spot where the least damage could be inflicted, just to send a message, again, as has been done for over 100 years...I'd be in agreement if Keller went after any other place besides his buttox....

     come on man, I've always had some respect for your posts and opinions, I could swear that I've seen you argue in favor of a warranted beaning during my 15 years on this forum, Anderson absolutely deserved his plunking, go watch the video....


  16. 12 minutes ago, Backdoor Slider said:

    Fish, if a P celebrates a K too wildly, in a game in April, should batters start chucking their bats at the pitchers legs? I mean, act like you’ve been there and stuff, am I right? 

    Flip the bat on me after a hr, my goal is to make you look foolish on a k in your next ab, throw the bat towards MY dugout after a hr? I'm drilling your a** every time, don't care what month it is..do it twice, the 2nd goes to your ear.. no matter what month it is, it's just not done and shouldn't be..there has to be a line, no? Why does the younger generation want to change the game that's been tried and true for over 130 years?..it's a respect thing that us old timers live by, unfortunately, it's a lost mindset, and look at society, as well as the entire world, yea, this new way of thinking changing everything is working just fine....but I digress.... 

    Is the goal Ultimate baseball? where anything goes?.

    Again, hit a hr, flip your bat, good on you, but throwing it towards the opposing dugout is going to cause retaliation period, stop acting surprised, it's been done since before you were a thought in your daddys mind, and will continue as long as there are people that respect the game...

     

     


  17. 26 minutes ago, Junkie Cosmonaut said:

     

    So you're for tossing a guy based on what he did in his previous AB, 2 innings beforehand? Do I have this right? 

    I'm for letting players police themselves, he deserved to be plunked for the way he threw his bat after his homer. Flip the bat if you want, but to throw it the way he did was a bit over the top, I mean, this is the middle of April, this game has no meaning, wait for a playoff game when the hr is a game winner, or something like that,. I realize the game is changing, but this is still MLB, not WWMLB, or worldbaseballleague with Vince McMahon as the commissioner...and he got plunked in the buttox,  the correct place to plunk a punk, as has been done for decades,,


  18. https://www.fantrax.com/player/02bwg/87t41mmtjn85cwn1/kyle-hendricks/ro6krkirjn85cwnc

    When you scroll down to his pre and post asb splits, you'll find that  April is his 2nd worst month as far as stats go. He's a career 2nd have stud: pre:  3.69era.. post: 2.66 era...He's proven that he can be very successful with his arsenal..Patience is warranted with Kyle for those that can be, those that can't will be visiting the rant and vent thread for a few more weeks.. 


  19. I'm no expert or anything, (didn't even sleep in a Holiday Inn Express), but my eyes see him having a line drive approach to the opposite field instead of the power stroke I thought I remembered him having earlier in his short career, not seeing him reaching the hr projections with that approach either... Can anyone shed some light? Has he always had that approach? I mean, I'll be happy with his numbers as a ci, but without the power, not so much as a starting 3b....anyway...