MLB 2017 Baseball Discussion

Discussion in 'Sports' started by JoetheShow, Feb 20, 2017.

  1. JoetheShow

    JoetheShow She uses Tangerines Premium Member

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    Spring Training is underway. The WBC is coming up. The 2017 season will soon follow and we now live in a world where the Cubs are a possible juggernaut.
     
  2. Fool's Requiem

    Fool's Requiem Is that a pro Genji?! Premium Member

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    We also live in a world where Cleveland actually spent money in the offeseason.
     
  3. The Eye in the Sky!

    The Eye in the Sky! That guy eating pie Moderator Premium Member

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    I'm scared to live in a world where David Ortiz is retired.

    Sure with Chris Sale now our ace, we probably only need 3 runs a game to win but still.
     
  4. Jon

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    It's ok. Hanley Ramirez is your new DH and Pablo Sandoval is your #5 hitter! Because John Farrell is your manager.

    John Farrell is the baseball version of Claude Julien. The biggest difference? Julien is actually a good coach. Farrell is an awful manager. Should have been fired years ago. His team doesn't respect him. The fans don't respect him. He needs to go, and I don't understand how he's still here...
     
  5. Tubby23

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    At least none of you support the Rockies like me....
     
  6. shortkut

    shortkut idea man Moderator Premium Member

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    two words: gary sanchez
     
  7. JoetheShow

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    The Braves have Bartolo Colon and RA Dickey. Those don't sound like good moves but they've piqued my interest in addition to watching our prospects come up throughout the year.

    Also, I think Matt Kemp has a good year.
     
  8. The Eye in the Sky!

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    You may see 95 losses this year but you may also see Nolan Arenado hit 95 HRs. That guy is very good and doesn't strike out much.
     
  9. Jon

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    I am in the impossible position in our fantasy league of having Lucroy and Sanchez. I may have to keep them both... but then I lose one of my pitchers I want to keep. If Lucroy was eligible at 1B in ESPN, it'd be a no brainer...
     
  10. Fool's Requiem

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    At the very least, Atlanta games might be an interesting watch.
     
  11. Tubby23

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    Very true that is the only good thing about this season, maybe that and Ian Desmond
     
  12. BigDaddy

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    I feel bad for Rockies fans. No one can pitch at Coors Field. But yeah, at least you can watch Arenado kill it. Also, I'm hoping for the best for Greg Holland with them. He's a good dude.
     
  13. Tubby23

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    Yeah I was pretty pleased with the signing of Holland, I suppose the endless frustration of being a Rockies fan is we will never be a World Series contender because let's be honest no good starting pitcher is ever going to decide in free agency "I'm going to move to Coors Field"
     
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  14. shortkut

    shortkut idea man Moderator Premium Member

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    I may be willing to trade a draft pick for one of your extra keepers
     
  15. Jon

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    I'm willing to move one of the catcher's for a pick. Couple people interested in one or the other, which is nice. I feel like the Braves. SELL SELL SELL!
     
  16. Tubby23

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    Franco's inside the park home run was almost comical
     
  17. derflaupnoxin

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    I'm expecting a mediocre season from my Phillies this year. Hoping they can reach .500 for the first time since 2012
     
  18. Fool's Requiem

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    Mediocre is better than what they've been over the past ~5 years.
     
  19. Tubby23

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    Phillies to go .512 (83 games)