Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Buschie Van Wagenen

2018 MLB Thread

Recommended Posts

ClouDOOM    17,067

The gloves are always off when it's the Yankees, you've been a fan for how long? You should know this! :P I'll throw bombs if I gotta!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
GhostMachine    1,036
50 minutes ago, damsher hatfield said:

Some asshat voted for Scherzer to deprive deGrom of the unanimous win.

Some other asshat is both getting laughed at AND reamed on Facebook for saying Scherzer should have won. (I'm one of those laughing at him.)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Meacon    22,400

220 innings pitched, 300 strike outs, and a WHIP of .90. I'm fine with deGrom winning, but let's not act like the guy voted for Ivan Nova or something. Scherzer still put together a ridiculously good year that would be Cy Young winning in any other year than this. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
GhostMachine    1,036

I think its a combination of Nationals fan (or Mets  hater) and someone who thinks wins-losses matter even if you're the best pitcher on a garbage team type situation, Meacon.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Meacon    22,400

I’m neither a National fan or Met hater, but I think it’s odd to mock or belittle someone for thinking Scherzer had a Cy Young type year.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Meacon said:

If you're going to grade Andujar's poor fielding against him, you absolutely have to count Ohtani DH'ing against him. 

Not really.  Strictly in terms of defense a guy who doesn’t field at all is more valuable than a guy who fields and actively hurts his team while doing so.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Meacon    22,400

Harold Baines and his 2800 hits would be in the Hall of Fame if he had played the outfield more and DH'd less. 

Andujar also didn't miss two months of the season. He also didn't strike out 33% of his at-bats. But I digress. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not Ohtani’s fault that voters are only now starting to realize that punishing guys for primarily DHing is stupid.  He was on pace to surpass Andujar in more offensive categories.  Can’t argue the strikeouts other than to say they’re sky high league wide with no signs of coming down.

Anyway, Andujar’s really good, but I think if he and Ohtani’s teams were flipped there would be no outcry from the NY media over who won the award.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've also got one of my friends who is a Red Sox fan kvetching about Alex Cora not winning Manager of the Year (Bob Melvin and Brian Snitker won).  "How can he not be Manager of the Year when he won 108 games in his rookie year?"

I don't understand the beef other than blatant homerism.  It didn't take an Einstein to run that team.  The award usually always goes based on whatever team exceeded expectations.  Not saying Cora isn't a good manager but that team was so stacked I'm fairly sure anybody in this thread could've gotten them to the playoffs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Meacon    22,400

“On pace to surpass” means he did not actually do it. Shouldn’t give out awards on projections. The list of guys winning based on projected stats is about as long as the list of DH award winners. 😛 

But yeah, I never got Yankee/Red Sox fans getting upset about their managers not winning manager of the year. Look at how much money you spent on that team. You better damn well win 108 games and the World Series. You’re not winning 90 games with change you found in the sofa like Tampa (...Bay!!!)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes but it's not like Ohtani's projections are based on an insignificant amount of playing time (though I do love joking about "on pace for" stats a week into the season), he only appeared as a hitter in 45 fewer games which is barely over a quarter of the season.  He did enough to at least make the argument he would've surpassed Andujar in HR and other categories.  Keith Law's the first guy to yell about small sample size and he voted Ohtani.

I think we can all agree though that the worst ballot belonged to Dick Scanlon of the Tampa Bay Ledger.  Not only was he the only ballot to leave off Ohtani, he also left off Torres in favor of Joey Wendle and Ryan Yarbrough.  Did he leave Ohtani off because he missed time?  No - he left him off because he "doesn't consider him a rookie" since he played at a very high level in another league.  Terrible.

Can't wait to see what that guy's HOF ballot looks like.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Shohei Ohtani was absolutely the right choice. Not only was just as good as Andujar (struck out a little more, got on base a little more). Had nearly the same number of home runs and pitched for a third of the season and was above average. He was more valuable of a player than Andujar.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
El TiBear Jew    1,675

So, so, so happy about DeGrom being Cy Young 😍

 

Marlins have new logo and colors (in spoilers bc of size)

Spoiler

Secondary%20Logo.png

Colors are listed officially as Caliente Red, Miami Blue, Midnight Black, and Slate Grey. Kinda sorta reminds me of the Heat's Vice jerseys 

Probably won't happen, but it'd be interesting to see an all-black road or alternate uniform that looked something like this

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Meacon    22,400

Christian Yelich is your 2018 NL MVP.

Mookie Betts is your 2018 AL MVP. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
damsher hatfield    9,305

Mike Trout has now been runner up 4 times. He's won 2 MVPs. He's been in the league for 8 seasons.

I think that's a pretty good track record.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Meacon    22,400
27 minutes ago, damsher hatfield said:

Mike Trout has now been runner up 4 times. He's won 2 MVPs. He's been in the league for 8 seasons.

I think that's a pretty good track record.

If only there was an award for "Best Player". He'd be a solid 6 or 7 time winner. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
GhostMachine    1,036
12 hours ago, Buschie Van Wagenen said:

I've also got one of my friends who is a Red Sox fan kvetching about Alex Cora not winning Manager of the Year (Bob Melvin and Brian Snitker won).  "How can he not be Manager of the Year when he won 108 games in his rookie year?"

I don't understand the beef other than blatant homerism.  It didn't take an Einstein to run that team.  The award usually always goes based on whatever team exceeded expectations.  Not saying Cora isn't a good manager but that team was so stacked I'm fairly sure anybody in this thread could've gotten them to the playoffs.

I'm a Red Sox fan, and I don't have a problem with Cora not winning it.  Bob Melvin absolutely deserved it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
damsher hatfield    9,305
1 hour ago, Meacon said:

If only there was an award for "Best Player". He'd be a solid 6 or 7 time winner. 

Depending on the year voters treat MVP like that. 

37 minutes ago, GhostMachine said:

I'm a Red Sox fan, and I don't have a problem with Cora not winning it.  Bob Melvin absolutely deserved it.

Wow did you lose a bet and have to spend the offseason saying you like Boston?

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Meacon    22,400

No joke on nothing, I like ‘em.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Me too. I think I'd like the blue one more if it had Marlins written across the shirt but it's still fine. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Maxx    17,319
19 hours ago, damsher hatfield said:

It's an upgrade. But another team wearing red and blue is boring. They had teal, why can't they go back to teal?

Yeah but this red is caliente 

  • Like 1
  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Similar Content

    • By Meacon
      It's out! I'm downloading it now. Probably won't play it until the morning. Woo hoo!
      I'll be carrying over my guy from MLB 14, that I carried over to MLB 15, but I am interested in the whole new scouting thing, so I'll probably create a closer or someone new to play with. Fingers crossed they fixed the online, so I don't have to share-play with my chums like last year.
    • By thatshortguy
      Here's a fun way to start the season.  I'm cherry-picking random headlines for each team:
      AL East!
      Baltimore knows how it's done:  Efren up, Hoes down.
      Red SAWX are hosting a snowboarding event next month in Fenway.  Somewhere, Dennis Boyd twitches.
      The Yanks are paying Ivan Nova $4.1 million because cripes everyone seems overpriced around here.
      Dickerson to the Rays, giving them exactly one and one half Desmond Jennings types.
      Tulo better work out as a good leadoff guy...'cause Drew Storen ain' stealing bases this year.
      AL Central!
      Noted underachieving team makes unexpectedly shrewd move, so long as nobody gets all aggro off the bench.
      Albert Belle will be an inductee into the Indians Hall of Fame, provided he's not in Fenway alongside Boyd.
      J.D. Martinez could cause Detroit to have its first arbitration hearing in 15 years.
      The Royals have two former Braves pitchers that I really liked and I still hate them.
      I'd post something about the Twins here, but really, they have done next to nothing that interests me.
      AL West!
      Astros' GM believes they're built "to go the distance", not realizing that every team will play 162 games regardless.
      Alliteration Alert Activated:  Angels Acquire Al Albuquerque
      With no beard rival to speak of, Josh Reddick once again slinks to the A's right field spot.
      Someone is honestly trying to suggest Nelson Cruz may not be the best DH option in Seattle. D. A. F. U. Q. Question mark.
      Texas' Dillon Tate manages to look in his 20s before the pitch, in his 30s during the stretch, and then like D-Von during the delivery.
      NL East!
      Atlanta's Freddie Freeman is selling his Georgia home, which is surprising because he's a known player still technically in Atlanta.  Also, I've realized that whiskey is not the best drink for a baseball season.  I've switched to everclear flavored with bleach.
      No link for Miami, just gonna say I'm confident Barry Bonds will be starting by the end of the year.
      The Mets signed arguably my favorite player in the majors.
      Andy Galdi goes from Google to Philly.  Inspired, Atlanta poaches Garrett Gruener from ask.com.
      BRONSON ARROYO IS STILL FINDING WORK!
      NL Central!
      Blockbuster deal sends Julio Tehran to the Cubbies and Jorge Solar to Atlanta.
      BRONSON ARROYO HAD MULTIPLE TEAMS INTERESTED!?
      Miller Park renovations included improved kids' area, more executive suites and cleaner suicide booths.
      Pittsburgh starting Jaso at first, firmly believe Starling Marte is just the man to play 162 in games left field.
      Just read all these stories about the Cardinals and then tell me they're not MLB's Patriots.
      NL West!
      The Diamondbacks are doing their best Dodger impression, complete with signing Howie Kendrick.
      Colorado getting ready to give CarGo the Big Papi Treatment.
      No sarcasm here:  Dodgers do classy thing.
      The Padres took Christian Bethancourt because mediocre catchers are like, their thing, man.
      MySpace founder offers to pay for Anthony Kiedis' Giants salary.
       
    • By Buschie Van Wagenen
      Opening Day has arrived! Time to get the new thread started. May as well toss some predictions in here:

      NL EAST
      1. Nationals
      2. Braves (Wild Card 1)
      3. Phillies
      4. Mets
      5. Marlins

      NL CENTRAL
      1. Reds
      2. Cardinals
      3. Brewers
      4. Pirates
      5. Cubs

      NL WEST
      1. Dodgers
      2. Giants (Wild Card 2)
      3. Padres
      4. Diamondbacks
      5. Rockies

      AL EAST
      1. Rays
      2. Yankees (Wild Card 2)
      3. Blue Jays
      4. Red Sox
      5. Orioles

      AL CENTRAL
      1. Tigers
      2. Indians
      3. White Sox
      4. Royals
      5. Twins

      AL WEST
      1. Angels
      2. Rangers (Wild Card 1)
      3. Athletics
      4. Mariners
      5. Astros

      Given the amount of media hysteria over the state of the Yankees currently, them making the post-season at all probably qualifies as the biggest "shock" of my predictions. But I do like their pitching and once Granderson and Teixeira are back I think there will be plenty of runs to go around. In all actuality forecasting the AL East this year is basically a crapshoot, much moreso than the other divisions. I can see all 5 teams finishing over .500 and it just being super competitive throughout.

      Wild Card
      -Braves over Giants
      -Yankees over Rangers

      Divisional Series
      -Nationals over Braves in 4
      -Dodgers over Reds in 5
      -Tigers over Yankees in 4
      -Angels over Rays in 4

      Championship Series
      -Nationals over Dodgers in 7 (MVP: Ryan Zimmerman)
      -Angels over Tigers in 6 (MVP: Albert Pujols)

      World Series
      -Nationals over Angels in 6 (MVP: Stephen Strasburg)


      AWARDS

      NL MVP: Bryce Harper
      NL Cy Young: Clayton Kershaw
      NL Rookie of the Year: Julio Teheran
      NL Comeback Player of the Year: Tim Lincecum
      NL Manager of the Year: Davey Johnson

      AL MVP: Mike Trout
      AL Cy Young: Justin Verlander
      AL Rookie of the Year: Jurickson Profar
      AL Comeback Player of the Year: Lance Berkman
      AL Manager of the Year: Joe Maddon
    • By Buschie Van Wagenen
      We didn't get an offseason thread going last year but whatever...after that great World Series it only feels appropriate to move on and get one started before too much else happens. Maddon to the Cubs, Molitor to the Twins, Rays still in the process of searching for their next manager,

      Nice day in Met land. Jacob deGrom won NL ROTY (Jose Abreu won the in the AL unanimously) and they signed Michael Cuddyer for 2 years, $21 million...the first "big signing" of the offseason. I like it. They badly needed a righty bat in the outfield. The contract is reasonable, the park plays to his strengths, and everything I've read suggests that he's a high character guy. He turned down the guaranteed $15.3 million qualifying offer so the Mets now need to surrender the #15 pick in the draft, that does hurt a bit but trading for an outfield bat probably would have proven to be even more costly.

      Speaking of qualifying offers, everybody declined for the third year in a row. Not too sure what David Robertson is thinking. He won't come close to getting $15.3 million a year on the open market. Nelson Cruz should be able to cash in though along with the obvious candidates like Scherzer, Lester, and Shields.
    • By thatshortguy
      Yeah, I'm taking liberties here...but I've never been able to start one of these and we're but a mere few month from pitchers & catchers reporting.

      Plus I'm the Commish of the fantasy leagues, so it makes sense.

      Miggy may miss the start of the season.

      Justin Upton ain't afraid of no Petco Park. (Side note: )

      Ned Yost will lead the Royals for at least one more year.

      Obligatory Braves story: Braves give Wandy Rodriguez a minor league deal, now have 50% of all starting pitchers in the Major Leagues.
  • Recently Browsing   1 member

×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. To learn more, see our Privacy Policy