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MLB 2018-19 Offseason Thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Elliotte Friedman, Oct 4, 2018.

  1. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    They really didn't have a choice with Jeter, and he was already there when they realized how bad he was. If your pitching is suspect to begin with you can't give away extra outs all over your infield. Tanaka is going to give up the HRs. The key is to limit the baserunners ahead of them. a left side of Machado & Andujar makes everyone else worse. Maybe they can hit their way to being worth it, but there's likely a better way.
  2. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Jeter was an average fielder for much of his career and then declined. Teams have been putting big hitters who were questionable fielders at third base since forever, and if the Yanks get Machado, which I doubt, I bet he'd wind up there.
  3. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Machado is an excellent third baseman, but he's not that bad at short.
  4. John B. Foster

    John B. Foster Well-Known Member

    Don't really know where to put this, but I started following this account a week or so ago:

    He/she has some really interesting images of old-school baseball.
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  5. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Tinker and Evers hated each other and literally did not speak to one another for most of their careers.
  6. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Notice the guy on the left
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  7. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    IIRC and it wasn’t that long ago, Jeter had a good arm, a solid glove and was well positioned. He couldn’t go to his left and lacked range. Machado would get crushed in NY. Wrong attitude for Yankee fans. He can be an awesome hitter when he gives it all, but he loses focus and concentration when he doesn’t want to be bothered.

    they need a shortstop but they need starters more
  8. John B. Foster

    John B. Foster Well-Known Member

    Babe Ruth, Bill Carrigan, Jack Berry, Vean Gregg. From 1916. Great picture.
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  9. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

  10. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Two managers being announced in the next day or two. David Bell by Reds, Brad Ausmus by Angels.
  11. Jake from State Farm

    Jake from State Farm Well-Known Member

    Ausmus should do better the second time around
    Having Mike Trout doesn't hurt
  12. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    Angels made it official today with the Ausmus hiring. I'm sure a lot of Tigers fans are snickering at that. Of course, I was snickering when the Mets hired Terry Collins and they went to the World Series with him.

    A bunch of people on social media slamming the hire pointing to his tenure in Detroit. And then others point to managers like A.J. Hinch and Terry Francona who didn't do all that well in their first managerial opportunity and excelled later. We'll see on this one.
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