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  1. I once saw him recommend keeping Alcides Escobar over Chris Sale. This was not when the latter was a young up and comer. It was either last year or the year before, I don't recall.
  2. May I ask what platform you're using to do this?
  3. Not sure how to get rid of that smiley face, but it's obviously not there in the actual release. As cool as that would be.
  4. Haven't been on here in a while, but this immediately made me think of y'all. Official MILB press release regarding pace of play regulations: For Immediate Release March 14, 2018 Minor League Baseball Announces Pace of Play Regulations for 2018 Minor League Baseball to begin extra innings with runners on base, mound visits to be limited, and Triple-A and Double-A to use 15-second pitch timers with no runners on base ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Minor League Baseball today announced rule and procedure changes aimed at reducing the length of extra innings games and the number of mound visits during a game throughout Minor League Baseball. In addition, the Triple-A and Double-A levels will use a 15-second pitch clock with no runners on base. The procedures, created in partnership with Major League Baseball, aim to reduce the number of pitchers used in extra innings and the issues created by extra innings games, including, but not limited to, shortages of pitchers in the days to follow, the use of position players as pitchers and the transferring of players between affiliates due to pitching shortages caused by extra innings games. “We believe these changes to extra innings will enhance the fans’ enjoyment of the game and will become something that the fans will look forward to on nights where the game is tied late in the contest,” said Minor League Baseball President Pat O’Conner. “Player safety has been an area of growing concern for our partners at the Major League Baseball level, and the impact that lengthy extra innings games has on pitchers, position players and an entire organization was something that needed to be addressed.” EXTRA INNINGS -At all levels of Minor League Baseball, extra innings will begin with a runner on second base. The runner at second base will be the player in the batting order position previous to the leadoff batter of the inning (or a substitute for that player). By way of example, if the number five hitter in the batting order is due to lead off the 10th inning, the number four player in the batting order (or a pinch-runner for such player) shall begin the inning on second base. Any runner or batter removed from the game for a substitute shall be ineligible to return to the game, as is the case in all circumstances under the Official Baseball Rules. -For purposes of calculating earned runs under Rule 9.16, the runner who begins an inning on second base pursuant to this rule shall be deemed to be a runner who has reached second base because of a fielding error, but no error shall be charged to the opposing team or to any player. PITCHER’S MOUND VISITS -Visits by coaches and position players will be limited based on the classification level. Triple-A clubs will be allowed six (6) visits per team, Double-A clubs will be allowed eight (8) visits per team, Single-A clubs will be allowed 10 visits per team and there will not be a limit on mound visits for Short Season and Rookie-level clubs. -These mound visit limits will apply whether the game is scheduled for seven or nine innings. -For any extra-innings played, each club shall be entitled to one additional non-pitching change mound visit per inning. -Official Baseball Rule 5.10(l), which governs mound visits by a manager or coach, remains in effect (i.e., a pitcher must be removed on the second visit by a manager/coach in an inning). Definition of Mound Visit: -A manager or coach trip to the mound to meet with the pitcher shall constitute a visit. A player leaving his position to confer with the pitcher, including a pitcher leaving the mound to confer with another player, shall also constitute a mound visit, regardless of where the visit occurs or the length of the visit, except that the following shall not constitute mound visits: a) Discussions between pitchers and position player(s) that (i) occur between batters in the normal course of play and do not require either the position player(s) or the pitcher to relocate; Visits by position players to the mound to clean spikes in rainy conditions; c) Visits to the mound due to an injury or potential injury of the pitcher; and d) Visits to the mound after the announcement of an offensive substitution. Cross-Up in Signs: In the event a team has exhausted its allotment of mound visits in a game (or extra inning) and the home plate umpire determines that the catcher and pitcher did not have a shared understanding of the location or type of pitch that had been signaled by the catcher (otherwise referred to as a “cross-up”), the home plate umpire may, upon request of the catcher, allow the catcher to make a brief mound visit. Any mound visit resulting from a cross-up prior to a team exhausting its allotted number of visits shall count against a team’s total number of allotted mound visits. 15-SECOND PITCH TIMER -Pitchers at the Triple-A and Double-A levels will be allowed 15 seconds to begin their wind-up or the motion to come to the set position when no runners are on base. -The pitcher does not necessarily have to release the ball within 15 seconds, but must begin his wind-up or begin the motion to come to the set position to comply with the 15-second rule with no runners on base. -With runners on base, the pitch timer will go from 15 to 20 seconds. -The timer shall start when the pitcher has possession of the ball in the dirt circle surrounding the pitcher’s rubber, the catcher is in the catcher’s box and the batter is in the dirt circle surrounding home plate. -The timer will stop as soon as the pitcher begins his wind-up, or begins the motion to come to the set position. -If the pitcher feints a pick off or steps off the rubber with runners on base, the timer shall reset and start again immediately. -Umpires have the authority to stop the pitch timer and order a reset. -Following any event (e.g., pick-off play) that permits the batter to leave the batter’s box, the timer shall start when the pitcher has possession of the ball in the dirt circle surrounding the pitcher’s rubber, and the catcher is in the catcher’s box. -Following an umpire’s call of “time” or if the ball becomes dead and the batter remains at-bat, the timer shall start after the next pitch or play. -Should the pitcher fail to begin his wind-up or begin the motion to come to the set position in 15 seconds with no runners on base, or 20 seconds with a runner on base, a ball will be awarded to the count on the batter. -Should the batter fail to be in the batter’s box and alert to the pitcher with seven (7) or more seconds remaining on the pitch timer, a strike will be awarded to the count on the batter. -The first 15 days of the season (April 5-19), will serve as a grace period, with players receiving warnings for infractions. Beginning April 20, rules will be enforced as written. “We feel that limiting mound visits and decreasing the amount of time between pitches with no runners on base will further improve the pace of play and make it a more enjoyable experience for our fans,” said O’Conner. ### About Minor League Baseball Minor League Baseball, headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, is the governing body for all professional baseball teams in the United States, Canada and the Dominican Republic that are affiliated with Major League Baseball® clubs through their farm systems. Fans are coming out in unprecedented numbers to this one-of-a-kind experience that can only be found at Minor League Baseball ballparks. In 2017, Minor League Baseball attracted 41.8 million fans to its ballparks to see the future stars of the sport hone their skills. From the electricity in the stands to the excitement on the field, Minor League Baseball has provided affordable family-friendly entertainment to people of all ages since its founding in 1901. For more information visit Follow Minor League Baseball on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
  5. Not according to this:
  6. Well the idea is that you'll draft more of them because with stud WRs there's really no reason to waste bench spots on WR who will never start for you. More lottery tickets = better odds
  7. He doesn't. But I'm wondering how much say Roman is going to have on this offense. I mean, you don't bring in a guy like Woodhead to not throw to him
  8. Was thinking the same thing as I read through the thread. HUGE Marshawn fan, but he's far riskier than most RB in my opinion, so taking a chance on his 'cuff(s) behind a top OL makes a ton of sense to me. Anyone have a sense of how the snaps/touches would break down should Beast Mode miss time?
  9. I'm just going into fantasy football mode (literally started reading last night), but the Titans are looking like a breakout offense to me, and I'll likely be heavily invested in Mariota & the rest of that offense. In addition to what you guys have already discussed, their offensive line is phenomenal as well. Lewan & Conklin are a premier set of tackles.
  10. While it's not an arm injury per se, a pec is definitely arm-related. Hope KPax is alright
  11. Ok, quick notes: First off, he looked really, really good. Perfect through four innings, and the walk he gave up (which came around to score the only run) he was totally squeezed on. It was pretty awful, the umpiring (I thought he got squeezed the whole game, but this PA was just awful). His command was sharp. More importantly, his mechanics looked synchronized and in-line; they definitely didn't the start before. His velocity was more 90-92, whereas it had mostly been 88-89 the start before. His curve had good break in both starts, but he commanded it way better in the second. His signature changeup was a non-entity in the first start, but looked good in the second. He really looked like a different pitcher. Obligatory GIF: And media session (let me know if you guys are able to play the audio or not):
  12. Sat pretty close to right behind the plate for yesterday's start, and I'll post some notes soon. He looked really sharp. But first...I have audio from his in-game Q+A (journalist perks!) with myself and a couple other media members that I wouldn't mind sharing with you guys. Anyone know how I can do that?
  13. Haven't gotten a chance to look into this start at all and didn't get to watch it (was watching Felix in Tacoma - which I'll be posting about at some point today), so not sure if anything looked different for him. I wouldn't worry TOO much though. It's a crazy year for pitching and he's been relatively consistent (in comparison to the rest of the SP crowd). But again, the only thing I know about yesterday's start was the box score.