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  1. Jeez. And Thor got immediately injured the year he showed up looking like that. Hope the added bulk doesn't hinder his swing and cause some kind of core or lat injury.
  2. I don't know. The NFL seems to have figured out a way for coaches and QBs to communicate without it being hacked. I'm not a tech expert, but I assume MLB could figure out a way to make that communication secure.
  3. How would some kind of numerical communication be confusing for players who speak different languages?
  4. The watch thing would probably be scoffed at by baseball purists, but when you take a step back and think about it, is having a catcher type in a code on his wrist really any more ridiculous looking than wagging fingers in his crotch?
  5. I'm not a Stros fan, and don't follow Bregman. Just saw a couple cool things it looked like he did with younger fans, that's all.
  6. Yea, I don't know why it would need to be some kind of buzzer/tapping/morse code system. We have more sophisticated tech than that. I kind of liked the idea of some kind of Apple watch, device.
  7. You're right. The catcher could still indicate where he wants the pitch to be though. Just add a digit to the code. 172 means fastball, down and away, 2 inches off the plate.
  8. I feel like you're ignoring the fact all this information is currently being communicated using basically hand signals. Is there really information I could communicate to you via hand signals that I couldn't conceivably communicate to you using some kind of electronic device?
  9. I saw a suggestion pitchers & catchers could just wear some type of Apple Watch type device. And I don't think the communication needs to be THAT complicated. Each pitcher has 2, 3, maybe 4 pitches and there are, what, 9 zones a pitcher will throw a pitch? That's a 2 digit signal. 11 means fastball up and away. 29 means breaking ball low and in. 37 means change low and away. Etc.
  10. It's such a shame because Bregman really seemed like a good dude. I'm no Astros fan, but some of the stuff with him helping kids with their swings and stuff like that was really cool.
  11. One of those guys I'm so happy I rostered last year and will gladly let someone else pay the price this year. .406 BABIP.
  12. Yes, technically he should lose SP eligibility, but that would be lame and not fun and no one should be arguing in favor of it.
  13. Just a guy to throw on your sleeper list or maybe keep an eye on during ST. He'll probably be available for basically free in most drafts.
  14. Also, a deep dive article in that thread... https://www.pitcherlist.com/going-deep-tyler-beede-has-flashed-some-promise/
  15. I look at valuing Ohtani (on ESPN) like this. If we're using those projections, that's almost dead on what Javi Baez gave you last year (minus the positional value). Maybe Ramon Laureano might be a better comp? Although he was a little lighter on the RBIs. Pitching-wise, that's almost exactly Anthony DeSclafani. So, where to draft him. At an ADP of 53, that would be roughly Whit Merrifield, Vlad Guerrero Jr, Giancarlo Stanton, Lucas Giolito range? Would you trade one of those players for Ramon Laureano and Anthony DeSclafani if you didn't have to burn the extra roster spot.