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2020 MLB Running Thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Elliotte Friedman, Jul 24, 2020.

  1. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    I'm going to guess they have to.
    What's going to be funny is when teams in arbitration say, "Yeah, but you only hit eight homers this year. That's a 231% decrease from last year."
  2. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    That's actually a big deal because it's telling. Diaz is a 24-year-old Puerto Rican infielder who logged through several minor league seasons before getting a shot last year. He probably banked a nice signing bonus as a second-round draftee in 2014, but he hasn't even played a full MLB season yet. So his lifetime earnings since the signing bonus are probably negligible. The definition of a fringe player. And he's out.

    Re: Cardinals, I think only one of the four positive tests announced today was from a player.
  3. Splendid Splinter

    Splendid Splinter Active Member

    Boy, oh boy, does this sport have a history of having some really terrible commissionaires.
  4. maumann

    maumann Well-Known Member

    I'm trying to name one good one. Giamatti might have been a great one had he not died. He seemed to be the only one who actually loved the game instead of the money it brought in.
  5. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    This is very presidential.
  6. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

  7. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    Fay Vincent at least wasn’t afraid to call the owners a bunch of entitled asshats.
  8. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    The timing of Diaz's decision makes a little more sense now that the Marlins are reportedly going to start playing again Tuesday. He was facing the prospect of going back to sharing a locker room, transportation and the field with teammates who may have been exposed to the many other teammates who tested positive.
  9. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

  10. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    I thought young people didn’t have any problems with this thing.
  11. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    "But it's just the flu..."
  12. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    Trumpist thought progression:
    1) It’s the flu.
    2) It’s not as dangerous as driving.
    3) Testing is overrated.
    4) Positive test % is not a good indicator of the magnitude of the virus.
    5) Only old people get sick, and they deserve to die.
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