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Off-season baseball moves

Discussion in 'Sports Board' started by IrishCorey, Dec 9, 2019.

  1. kp

    kp Well-Known Member

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    Wow! Good letter
     
  2. Don Ballard

    Don Ballard Well-Known Member

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    A number of changes since that letter was written and not all good by any means!
     
  3. kp

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    I hear you Don, but in hindsight how could anyone argue with the way the letter laid out the situation?
     
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    No disagreement in that respect Kp!
     
  5. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    Well as JO'Co predicted, it's not just the Astros who are cheating with the whole stealing signs deal...

    The Boston Red Sox used their video replay room to steal signs from opposing pitchers and catchers during their 2018 World Series championship season, according to a report published Tuesday by The Athletic.

    Citing three anonymous people who were with the Red Sox in 2018, The Athletic reported that Boston players would visit the replay room to decipher their opponents' sign sequence and then relay the information to the dugout.

    Someone from the Red Sox dugout would then communicate with a baserunner, who would use body movements to relay pitch information to the batter.

    Report: Red Sox used replay room to steal signsReport: Red Sox used replay room to steal signs
     
  6. IrishCorey

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    It appears that Mr Cora might be the poisoned apple in all of this.
     
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  7. George Krebs

    George Krebs Well-Known Member

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    Playing by the rules seems to be a big problem in Boston sports.
     
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  8. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    Arbitration season is coming up...Astros will be going to the mat with their star Center Fielder, George Springer, they are about 5 million apart.
     
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    No Dodger moves. It looks like they will go with the kids again.
     
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  10. George Krebs

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    Springer is one of my favorite players. I like everything about his game.
     
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  11. JO'Co

    JO'Co Well-Known Member

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    The Strohs have several of my favorite players: Springer, Altuve, Verlander etc...
     
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  12. IrishCorey

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    MLB drops the hammer. Astros Manager AJ Hinch, and their GM are suspended for a year. The team is fined 5 million dollars. Additionally, the franchise loses their 1st and 2nd round pics in 2021 and 2022 I believe.

    There's also a rumor out there that Mr Cora is about to get the hammer dropped on him by MLB and it may be brutal.
     
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  13. JO'Co

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    The Dodgers have resigned one of my least favorite former Dodgers: Alex Wood. When the situation calls for courage, he can usually be found hiding behind the water cooler.
     
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  14. Terry O'Keefe

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    Commissioner Rob Manfred says Major League Baseball plans to use a computerized camera system to call balls and strikes in spring training games this year, expanding the sport's implementation of "robot umpires."

    Manfred announced MLB's plans Wednesday during an interview with Fox Business Network, saying that the "camera-based system" will be "more accurate than a human being standing there."

    "We believe over the long haul it's going to be more accurate," Manfred said. "It will reduce controversy in the game and be good for the game."

    MLB: No plans to strip Astros, Red Sox of titles
     
  15. George Krebs

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    So the Yankees were eliminated by cheaters in 2017 ( Astros ) 2018 ( Red Sox ) and 2019 ( Astros ). Those championships have no validity whatsoever. Manfred is a gelding who is going to do nothing.
     
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  16. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    Wait a minute, there have been no allegations that the Astros cheated in 2019, we beat you guys fair and square.
     
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    When were the buzzers alleged to be used? Was that in 2017?
     
  18. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    The whole buzzer thing has been debunked.
     
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    The whole response to this thing is just sickening. Immunity and agent released 'apologies' is just not enough. This is teetering on a historic black mark for the sport.
     
  20. George Krebs

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    Everything the Astros and Red Sox have accomplished in at least three years has to be questioned. MLB had better step up.
     
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