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Regarding Schilling, he belongs in if you base it solely on what he did as a player. And if they kept players out for being douchelords, there are several who would not be in. Most notably, Ty Cobb. I don't like his views, but he should  be inducted. 

 

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2 minutes ago, GhostMachine said:

Regarding Schilling, he belongs in if you base it solely on what he did as a player. And if they kept players out for being douchelords, there are several who would not be in. Most notably, Ty Cobb. I don't like his views, but he should  be inducted. 

 

I'm related to Ty Cobb!

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Mets promote quality control coach Luis Rojas to manager and will sign him to a multi-year deal.

Rojas managed in the Mets minors for six of the last eight seasons, is very popular with the players (many of whom he's already managed), and he is said to be analytically inclined.  Given the circumstances it's the best option for them.

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Just wikipedia'd ROjas to see who he is, half brother to Moises Alou, found this jewel on Moises' page:

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Instead, Moisés Alou revealed that during the baseball season, he'd urinate on his hands to toughen them up.

 

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Our generation in 50 years will shake their fists at younger ballplayers and talk about how back in our day a real ballplayer wouldn't be afraid to piss on his own hands to get better at baseball.

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Feels like Bonds and Clemens will get in, but on the final year of eligibility.  Schilling probably gets in next year or the one after, regardless of him being a terrible person outside of baseball.

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Kris Bryant loses his service time grievance, he will not be granted his 12 days of service time he lost out on when the Cubs sent him to Triple A to "work on his defense" after hitting .425 with nine home runs in spring.  As such he will continue to not be eligible for free agency until after 2021 and his agent has signaled that he will not be signing an extension with the Cubs.

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7 hours ago, B-li Manning said:

Kris Bryant loses his service time grievance, he will not be granted his 12 days of service time he lost out on when the Cubs sent him to Triple A to "work on his defense" after hitting .425 with nine home runs in spring.  As such he will continue to not be eligible for free agency until after 2021 and his agent has signaled that he will not be signing an extension with the Cubs.

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10 hours ago, B-li Manning said:

Dusty Baker is the new manager of the Astros.  That's a good additional punishment for them.

Dusty gets a lot out of his teams, he hasn't really had a bad stretch in his career.

Also here's a breakdown of their 2017 sign stealing done to the best of one fan's abilities. What I find most intriguing are the extremely low numbers for Altuve and also that they had a better record in the games in the lower 50% of bangs than the upper 50%.

http://signstealingscandal.com/

Additionally, on the topic of Kris Bryant. It's definitely not if, but when he'll get traded now. Their owners brought a championship to the North Side and now seem content to bilk that organization for every last penny they can.

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Bryant never had a chance in hell of winning the grievance and I’m sure he and his agent knew it from the beginning.  But it was more about sending the message to other players encouraging them to “fight the system”.

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Dodgers/Red Sox in "deep talks" about a Mookie Betts trade. Maybe it doesn't get done by the start of the season but it appears like it could be fairly likely. 

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Yeah I don't know if the production you'd get from Lindor or Mookie over the next 5 years is going to exceed that of Lux over the same span. They'll be finishing up their primes/declining and Lux will be firmly in his prime.

Dodgers are super rich in prospect talent, they keep the farm system strong despite always competing. It's hard when that's the case to justify anything but a July trade as a result of guys getting injured.

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Spring Training is a cruel tease in a way.  I absolutely love the first Mets' spring training home game...I'll go as far as to DVR if it's a weekday.  Turning on SNY and being greeted by Gary, Keith, and Ron for the first time in almost five months...seeing baseball being played in the Sun while I'm in the northeast winter.  Even though 95% of the game is gonna be played by dudes who won't make the team, it's just such a guilty pleasure.

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6 minutes ago, B-li Manning said:

Spring Training is a cruel tease in a way.  I absolutely love the first Mets' spring training home game...I'll go as far as to DVR if it's a weekday.  Turning on SNY and being greeted by Gary, Keith, and Ron for the first time in almost five months...seeing baseball being played in the Sun while I'm in the northeast winter.  Even though 95% of the game is gonna be played by dudes who won't make the team, it's just such a guilty pleasure.

It lasts like three weeks too long. The first two weeks or so you’re just ecstatic to have baseball of any kind back, but by the end of week two you want it to count and mean something. I’ll still take it over nothing and college baseball tournaments start soon so yay!

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