POSTSEASON NEWS/RUMORS Thread

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  1. Finski

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    They really blew it in 1992. That Blue Jays team caught lightning and really shouldn't have won more than game 6 ... which should never have happened anyway. The Braves offense took a huge dump in games 2-4. That was a tough series. I hated the Braves but I did NOT want to see Canadians win anything. Feckin Canucks.
     
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    I was going to respond to Rube, but you wrote what I wanted to post about in your response.
    Truly, what difference does it make if he is a mercenary?
    In the past, I would have a tendency to agree with Rube about paying the soldier.
    No doubt. I still have much left of that, praise all dieties.
    But the frustration of years of failures absolutely necessitates to go out and get the best money can buy, because the business here is baseball.
    And, even though there probably is a measure of fans who value loyalty over cold business, enough is enough. And if the FO making signings just to keep fans, who were never great fans anyway, if you have to "keep" them, isn't something I think they would do.
    I've always felt that "my strength is as the strength of ten, because my heart is pure" are some of the greatest words ever written...but it doesn't work in baseball.
    It is what it is.
    And when this type of dilemma comes up, and it previously has, I always, inevitably, remember this organization traded Jackie to the fucking Giants.
     
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    Some real gospel in here, BZoo.

    My dad used to tend bar work at DuPars in west LA (the old CalFed building, closed years ago; some of you old bastiges here might recall it). Campanis drank in that bar for most of the 60s, early 70s. He told my old man that the decision to trade JR to Frisco was the ONLY thing Walter O'Malley ever did that Campanis disagreed with. He said he nearly resigned over it. Of course, Al was usually roaring shitface in those days, at least at the bar.

    Business is business, so I get that. Purity of heart stopped being a baseball thing once Curt Flood got reamed by the owners in 1970. Since then, I think we'd all agree our innocence has eroded slowly, as the Grand Canyon was started because somebody left the water running...

    (pun on Curt Flood NOT intended, btw)
     
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    Gonna be interesting to find out who this LAD minor league player is, that sexually assaulted a hotel maid in Arizona....

    Team already under investigation for their international spending and now this.
     
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    So fucking stupid that people are making a big deal out of this. The woman did not want to press charges, so the Dodgers did their own investigation. Found enough evidence that they felt he did not deserve to play anymore with the club and was quickly terminated. I am still trying to figure out how the Dodgers were the bad guys here? MLB at the time was suspending dudes like 20 games for that shit if there was a criminal investigation and the Dodgers said, "yeah you done" even without criminal charges being filed. Not positive about this, but if she refuses to file charges and the Dodgers go about smearing his name, said player could probably bring on a hefty lawsuit against the club and MLB.
     
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    Once the media catches wind and the #metoo movement sinks it's teeth in, forget about it. But now that it's out I want names
     
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    Yeah...and in the light of what may be lurking looks like a case of the pot calling the kettle black.
     
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    Giants are setting their sights high with their GM search. Tried to poach David Stearns away from the Brewers only to have Milwaukee ownership turn them down(praise Jebus). Stearns would be a HUGE shift into a more analytical approach, which is something the Giants were rumored to be somewhat wary of. With a few other teams also in search of a new GM, it could make for an interesting contest for top talent... though it is the Orioles and Mets as the competition.
     
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    we should give them ned back
     
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    Hah! Nightenfail said he was the leading candidate right off the bat and like immediately after that, all the big name reporters said he was not even in the running for consideration.
     
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    lol nightengale
    how anyone can be so consistently bad at their job and remain employed...
     
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    "Are you an ex-gnat?"
    "Are you past your prime?"
    "Are you injury prone?"

    "Well, that checks all my boxes. Here's a 6 year offer, Mr Lincecum."
     
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    pretty cool

    Chase Utley's Dodgers teammates gave him a perfect retirement gift
    by Enrico Campitelli | NBC Sports Philadelphia — 5 hours ago

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    Chase Utley will not be on the Los Angeles Dodgers roster for their big National League Championship Series against the Milwaukee Brewers that begins tonight at Miller Park.

    This is expected but still something of a bummer for Philly fans who wanted to cheer on Chase one last time, hoping for a pinch-hit home run off the bench in a big spot to help his Hall of Fame cause.

    Alas, Chase will be watching the series like the rest of us but at least he'll have a comfortable rocking chair to enjoy it from.

    That's because Utley's Dodgers teammates continue to play up his role as the dad of the team by gifting him a good old rocking chair. If you're not familiar, Utley has played the mentoring role like a champ, particularly with Dodgers' youngster Kike Hernandez. They've got Father's Day T-shirts and everything.

    Check out the dope chair that includes both Phillies and Dodgers logos.

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    "The boys in blue made me my own personalized rocking chair. Thanks guys. #AmiThatOld?," Utley wrote as the caption.

    This is now the second-most famous chair in Utley lore. See No. 16 HERE in the list of 26 Times Chase Utley was The Man.
     
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    No reason that Dozier can't be benched for the WS and Utley given the shot at one last big moment.
    At least he would be fresh. :D
     
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    Oh to be a fly on the wall in Ned's interview with Peter Angelos a couple months back. Just all kinds of awfulness from every direction.
     
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    Did you hear the reason why the Mets are not going to take an analytical approach with their new FO? Apparently one of the Wilpon's fucking hates the analytical side of it and the idea of having a GM sit down and explain it to him would, "make him put a bullet in his head."
     
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    Giving Mets' fans ideas.
     
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    My thoughts exactly.
     
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    yeah as much as i wish some parts of the analytics weren't part of the game
    you truly put yourself at a disadvantage if you don't adapt
    i think limiting the degree of the shift would reduce the constant launch angle pressure
    make second base the imaginary wall that ss and third don't cross would work for me
     
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    Adam McCalvy had an article today detailing what could have been. The Dodgers and Brewers were close to deal on Aug 31s, 2016 that would have sent Ryan Braun to the LA in exchange for Puig, Brandon McCarthy and 2 prospects. The Dodgers walked away in the final minutes and in hindsight, it is a pretty good thing they did. Braun did end 2016 on a solid run and he could have been the difference maker the club needed to get by the Cubs, but nothing is for certain. If you remember, Puig was in AAA for a spell that year. Since the nixed deal, Puig has been the supremely better where he put up a better WAR this season alone than Braun has since that time. Not to mention the horrid contract still attached to Braun and who knows who the prospects were. Fun to think about, but I think I am glad it didn't happen.... though I will wonder what coulda happened in 2016.
     
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