DODGERS NEWS/RUMORS Thread

Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by irish, Apr 4, 2022.

  1. Finski

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    RIP Queen Elizabeth II.
    She was a good soldier in WWII.
     
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    Did Lizzy play MLB?

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    Now Americans will want a queen too.
    But they will get a king.
     
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    ...and a shitload of unfunny court jesters, too.
     
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    Nice names...
     
  9. irish

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    fwiw…
    mlb approves pitch clock and bans shifts for 2023
    also limit on pickoff attempts and bigger bases

    LINK

    i agree with banning the shift, the other stuff is little league shit that’s completely unnecessary imo
     
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    It'll be great to see games decided by a pitcher walking in arun for taking an extra second to release the ball.

    Ostensibly, I'm for it, but if these umps are still in power, they'll fuck up these enforcements, too. They already call pitches five inches out of the zone as strikes. Who's to expect them to read a stopwatch either?
     
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    I don't understand banning the shift - learn how to hit better - is the defense not supposed to put themselves in the best possible situation to play better defense?
    Don't like the shift, bunt

    I like the pitch clock - some take too much time in between pitches

    bigger bases - I think they rounded off the edges of the bases to help with finger injuries (idk I could be making that up)

    limited pickoff attempts - is the limit two? If the limit is two (I heard that somewhere) then I fucking hate it. some pitchers throw their shitty pickoff move to setup the runner with their best pickoff move. plus after you throw two pickoffs, the baserunner is automatically gifted the next base essentially
     
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    The irony is that MLB thinks these changes will make more people tune in, go to games, and buy more merchandise. Nope, no way,and no.

    They've pussified the game so much, priced it out of reach, and split the media market up so much that they lost the kids 20 years ago. Ninety percent of the youth attending now wants to go viral while shit face and beating the shit out of another person.

    They killed the golden goose years ago.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing about the shift. This rule change rewards inferior hitters who can't learn to go the other way or lay down a bunt (I'm looking at you, Cody).
     
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    clearly in the minority here but i feel there should be some amount of randomness to balls put in play on the infield to lessen launch angle strikeouts for one
    sure its nice to think Cody would drop a bunt now and again, i say it in almost every game thread and for real why doesn't he???
    Max did it for a hit just the other day and it might actually help snap Cody out of it, whatever IT is after 3 years
    it would be nice if every player could learn to control the bat like FF does but there' only a handful of players i can recall in history that could do that named Carew, Boggs, Gwynn
    imo it makes the game less enjoyable if a ground ball has absolutely no chance to reach the outfield
    so launch angle till you drop and we don't care if you hit .220 days hopefully are coming to an end
     
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    fundamentals be damned
    saw a video the other day of ichiro laying down tons of bunts for hits
    fuck it, here it is…


    no excuse for cody, taylor— really anyone — not doing whatever they can to get on base more
    and, absolutely shameful that a guy like roberts — who laid down bunts frequently as a player— doesn’t encourage his players to at least try it
     
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    5 years ago WTF happened???
     
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    I guess the league figures if batters have not figured it out during the last 10 years, no adjustment will never happen.
     
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    won rookie of the year
    an mvp
    and a ws
    apparently doesn’t matter to him that he can’t hit his weight…
    as long as lemmings keep buying his jerseys
     
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