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  1. 9/7/17 - Cowboys @ Broncos

    I don't think he's hurt. Dallas is down by 18 and the running game hasn't really worked when they've tried it, so Zeke isn't getting anything.
  2. David Johnson 2017 Season Outlook

    Ha, you didn't finish reading, did you?
  3. David Johnson 2017 Season Outlook

    I don't usually use Wiki as a source, but I've checked elsewhere and this seems to be accurate: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Injured_reserve_list The relevant part... "Starting in 2012, the NFL and the NFLPA reached an agreement allowing one player placed on injured reserve to be brought back to the active roster.[3] Provided that the player was on the final 53-man preseason roster (A rule exempted for the 2012 season), and that the injury is deemed to keep this player unable to practice or play football for an estimated six weeks, the player may be allowed to practice after Week 6, and be activated to play after Week 8.[4] As of 2017, teams may now return two players from injured reserve after Week 8.[5]"
  4. David Johnson 2017 Season Outlook

    Sorry guys. We can't have a "Where Zeke should have been drafted." debate in this thread. Back to the DJ discussion...
  5. Bryce Harper 2017 Outlook

    Many posts have been rendered invisible. Political/social commentary, belittling comments, name calling, off-topic nonsense, and game commentary. You fellas have had quite a day. Keep it respectful. Keep it civil. Keep it relevant. If general baseball topics crop up you can express an opinion, but not for two pages of bickering and snarky comments. Agree to disagree and move on.
  6. Edwin Encarnacion 2017 Outlook

    True but I don't think that's the problem. His K rate has about doubled this year. It doesn't matter how small the field is...not striking out is a prerequisite to hitting home runs.
  7. Edwin Encarnacion 2017 Outlook

    Well, I'm hoping that his April cold streak with be over soon. After all, it's now April 53rd... I'd have to look at stats to remember what season I'm thinking of, but I do remember a long cold streak that convinced me that he was over-rated. I also remember that he roared back and made everything all better. While worst case is always possible, I'm still very confident that he'll get on track.
  8. Kevin Pillar 2017 Outlook

    Sigh...you guys know better. As soon as you start expressing political opinions or disdain for an entire generation, you should know that you're well out of bounds. I'm sure there are plenty of forums on the internet that would welcome your sage opinions on political correctness, but this isn't one of them. We'll unlock the thread shortly, but anything posted that's not directly and specifically related to Kevin Pillar's performance on the field will be removed.
  9. 5/1 Gameday Thread

    Travis 2 for 3 with a double. I doubt I'm the only one who has him in my lineup due to an off day for my real 2B. Yay...
  10. 5/1 Gameday Thread

    I'm missing something I'm sure, but why is Judge batting 6th? Castro 4th?
  11. Hernan Perez 2017 Outlook

    Enough bickering over ABs. For what it's worth, however, saying "His manager said he'd get 500+ ABs" is NOT the same as saying "He'll get 500 ABs". Misrepresenting what someone said is a great way to make a small disagreement into a two page argument. At this point, anyone can read what was written and, in the unlikely event that they care, can decide for themselves who was right. Consider this an official moderator advisory that the discussion regarding number of innings is closed. ^^^^After further reflection it was decided to make the argument invisible. Leaving it up my inspire more replies so...best not.
  12. If you look at paragraph 5(b) of the standard MLB contract it does specifically mention "motorcycle racing" as a banned activity. It also includes a catch-all prohibition against participating in sports that present a substantial risk of injury. Remember that these provisions are written and approved by lawyers from both sides, so the language is carefully written and words are precisely chosen. "Motorcycle racing" is not the same as "Riding a motorcycle". "Sports" is different from "Off road travel". In order to void his contract he would have to violate a clause that explicitly proscribes an activity he was participating in. Also, individual contracts are frequently modified to be more liberal or restrictive depending on the team and the player. He may have been given permission to ride motorcycles, or he may have agreed to avoid them completely. No way to know unless someone in the organization leaks the actual terms of his contract.
  13. Greg Bird 2017 Outlook

    http://m.mlb.com/player/595885/greg-bird
  14. Greg Bird 2017 Outlook

    You've mentioned my status as a moderator twice, so even though I agreed to disagree I want to try this one more time. I actually said that you are a reasonable person but that you were quibbling about semantics: "Given the context, I think the meaning of "solid contact" was clear to any reasonable person who isn't interested in quibbling about semantics." Please read that sentence carefully. It says that a reasonable person (YOU) would only argue about my statement if they were interested in quibbling about semantics (Which is what I suggested you were doing). There is no way to make that sentence imply that you're not reasonable, unless you ignore the last part. There was no personal attack. As far as your question, I never said that he hasn't "crushed any". I was responding to someone who had said that 4 long fly balls were an encouraging sign. I disagreed, because I don't believe that a player who can hit a HR ball 450 feet (big swing, solid contact) is necessarily getting on track when he starts hitting balls 330 feet (big swing, less than solid contact (<--phrased a little differently. Better? ). So far this season Bird has an average exit velocity of about 88 MPH, which is well above league average but not great. What really caught my eye, however, was his average launch angle of 23.6 degrees. That's extremely high. In fact, I checked a few dozen players and only found two with a higher number than that. Most were much lower with many in the 10 to 15 degree range. Either he's got one of the most extreme uppercut swings in baseball or his bat frequently impacts the ball's lower hemisphere, driving it upward. If that's the case then a real improvement would be an increase in his LD% and a slight uptick in exit velocity, along with a reduction in that launch angle. The last word on this is yours. What do you think?
  15. Greg Bird 2017 Outlook

    The characterization of your argument as "quibbling" isn't a personal attack. I'm also not aware of any source that has, as a definition, anything regarding the phrase "solid contact". I'll just agree to disagree that only solid contact from a power hitter can result in a warning track fly ball or one that just squeaks over the fence. I'm not encouraged by Bird having 4 long fly balls. I'd be a lot happier to see the K rate go down and his batted ball profile contain more line drives.