BigPapi44

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  1. 1 minute ago, colepenhagen said:

    turned it but think they said they dont update inj during games?

    Thanks anyway.  If anyone hears anything please relay.  I suspect they would update something during the broadcast if the Nats disclose, but you are right they might not.  As a Jays fan, there's someone outside of the broadcast booth that does sometimes update if the team advises.  Fingers crossed. Wondering if it is his neck again.


  2. Not sure there is any guarantee that Kemp is anointed the DH.  It was a decent signing, probably just to see if he has anything left, if not they let him go.  For sure, he could get some ABs and run with the job, I just don't think we are anywhere close to that yet.


  3. 2 hours ago, The Big Bat Theory said:

    Another one though he is still a FA when he made this decision:

     

    Ya, I laughed a bit at this one when I read the RW blurb.  Tyson Ross was released, then waits, and when seemingly has no offers says "ya, I'm not playing either", in attempt to save face.  GL Tyson, your career is likely done.


  4. 23 minutes ago, notabot314 said:

    Any value to keeping Sale for any amount of time in contract leagues?  There were concerns before the surgery and now...idk...

    Value for next season and on-going? Absolutely.  While there's no guarantee that Sale returns to the same dominance as he did pre-injury, the reward is too high, imo, to just let him go for nothing.  There is a history of guys that have come back from TJS as strong or stronger, so for me, the risk is worth keeping him because if he does come back he's arguably a top 5 SP-ace.

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  5. 6 minutes ago, The Big Bat Theory said:

    Scott Kingery on the 10 day IL along with three other Phillies all for "undisclosed injuries" and we can read between the lines.   In the meantime Bohm could benefit with more playing time in spring training 2.0 and, if it takes a long time for Kingery to recover, into the real season.

    Looks like I spoke too soon. Of course, the caveat should have also been this is a truly unique season where outside the usual injuries that we have a pandemic. ha.  There may be an opportunity for some ABs from the get-go, provided they are not concerned about service time.  Again, I would suggest ppl read the articles in the Spencer Howard thread.


  6. 9 minutes ago, papaphunk said:

    Folks Thoughts on Bohm maybe DHing / Subbing in at 3rd Based a bit for the Phils in this abridged season ? 

    There are two good articles, you can find the links to them in the "Spencer Howard" thread.  They speak to how the Phils may use Bohm and Howard with service time considerations.  The GM, in the second piece, suggests that there are contingencies they will have to evaluate.  

    All that said, I think Bohm will be given some PA's this year but it's just speculation right now as to how many.  The Phils may opt to give Jay Bruce a number of at-bats, and on his weak side, platoon him with Bohm and/or give guys like McCutcheon and Realmuto days off from the filed but keep their bats in the lineup.  My best guesstimate is that Bohm won't see many ABs and will really have to force the issue by mashing in the games he does. Long-term though, he is good dynasty investment, imo.  Just my thoughts.


  7. 8 hours ago, mavsfan23 said:

    MLB.com stated in an article reviewing their 60 man roster, that Howard "will not open the season with the team because of service time considerations." Has anyone seen this from Phillies, or is this MLB.com speculating?

     

    Link to article https://www.mlb.com/news/phillies-player-pool-for-2020

    It's a possibility. That said, here are the thoughts from the GM from the Philadelphia Inquirer:

    https://www.inquirer.com/sports/phillies-covid-19-spencer-howard-alec-bohm-opening-day-roster-20200629.html

     

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  8. So for Fantrax, once he starts 5 games he should qualify for SP?  Is that everyone's belief using that site?  I am in a weekly league, so I am happy to use him in Util when he is in the lineup opposed to pitching, but he's much more valuable if you can use him as an SP the day he is scheduled to pitch.


  9. On 4/16/2020 at 10:19 PM, Redphan said:

    What good does this do to tarnish the man's legacy years after he died? I don't get it..it only brings sorrow to his family, friends, and fans. 

    Well, the NTSB report is important for a number of reasons.  It speaks to there not being an issue with the plane in terms of manufacturing, maintenance, etc., which you can appreciate could be significant on a number of levels depending on what caused the plane to crash.  At the end of the day, the Report concludes that drugs in the system and the way the pilot (Halladay) was operating the plane in the moments before the crash were the cause of same.  It's REALLY unfortunate. And I do understand the human element, but it is also the reality of the situation.  Many times loved ones 'want answers' when things like this happen.  It just sucks that in Doc's case, the answers are not what anyone would like to hear.  

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  10. The one of George Bell and Sele above took me back to when I was a kid.  This was before all televised games, so there is not a vid I could find of the full-on brawl, but the below has the clip (twice) of Bell with a whicked kick and punch after being hit by Bruce Kison in 1985.  Man, those mid-80's Jays teams were pretty exciting.  The clip is a more recent interview and provides his perspective as to why he did what he did.