NL CENTRAL PREDICTATRON 2019

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Maclaughlin just said “folks you’re gonna love him” as it went to the post-game crew

Karl Malone, Saturday, 30 March 2019 03:54 (three months ago) link

christian yelich is on fire

Karl Malone, Saturday, 30 March 2019 23:24 (three months ago) link

*shakes fist*

YELIIIIIICH

Karl Malone, Sunday, 31 March 2019 18:27 (three months ago) link

This might have been the greatest trade in Milwaukee Brewers history

frogbs, Sunday, 31 March 2019 18:28 (three months ago) link

only other players to HR in first 4 games:

Willie Mays, Mark McGwire, Nelson Cruz, Chris Davis and Trevor Story.

Karl Malone, Sunday, 31 March 2019 18:33 (three months ago) link

he's been absolutely on fire since like...august 2018?

Karl Malone, Sunday, 31 March 2019 18:34 (three months ago) link

And a walk-off double...He's obviously already clinched another MVP.

clemenza, Sunday, 31 March 2019 21:26 (three months ago) link

On base all 5 times

frogbs, Sunday, 31 March 2019 22:16 (three months ago) link

lolcubs

mookieproof, Sunday, 31 March 2019 23:55 (three months ago) link

I don't remember the STL announcers being as annoying/repetitive as they are on the call for the Goldschmidt homers.

Michael F Gill, Monday, 1 April 2019 02:39 (three months ago) link

i am going to LOVE him in st louis!

Karl Malone, Monday, 1 April 2019 02:53 (three months ago) link

you guys are REALLY not gonna make team threads? so weird

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 1 April 2019 03:10 (three months ago) link

in this age of robot umpires, all sense of boundary has been erased and we just mingle around to different food stands, watching baseball

Karl Malone, Monday, 1 April 2019 03:43 (three months ago) link

cubs scored 28 runs in the rangers series and still went 1-2

na (NA), Monday, 1 April 2019 14:43 (three months ago) link

Opposite: Jays held the Tigers to 6 runs in 4 games (only 3 runs in the regulation 36 innings) and went 2-2.

clemenza, Monday, 1 April 2019 16:37 (three months ago) link

33 pitches in the first for waino; 14 of them strikes : /

mookieproof, Monday, 1 April 2019 17:39 (three months ago) link

yadi is playing 3B

mookieproof, Monday, 1 April 2019 21:59 (three months ago) link

Says something for the Reds to give up two weekend home games soon against the Cardinals to play in Mexico. I do hope they break out the 'Los Rojos' uniforms they used last year.

earlnash, Monday, 1 April 2019 23:48 (three months ago) link

With the injury to Hunter Greene, it just ads to the bad luck and ineptitude the Reds have had developing pitching. Reds have pretty bad luck drafting and developing starting pitching for decades, even just average ones.

They had one short window when they had Cueto, Bailey and Mike Leake (who was drafted and went straight to the big leagues) and other than that Brett Tomko (who was traded for Griffey) and not all that hot going back to the late 90s. I think the next best self drafted and developed starter by the Reds you have to go back to Tom Browning in the 80s.

There cannot be that many clubs that have done worse and this is the primary reason the Reds have been mostly terrible for 25+ years.

earlnash, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 22:19 (three months ago) link

I picked those four guys as they had at least had a couple seasons as a league average starter. Still that is only 4 starting pitchers in like 30 years developed out of the draft! Not good.

earlnash, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 22:35 (three months ago) link

Freddy Peralta today: 8 IP, 11 K, 0 BB. not bad

frogbs, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 18:50 (three months ago) link

fire joe morgan maddon

mookieproof, Friday, 5 April 2019 02:55 (three months ago) link

Reds slow start has to be causing some grumbles already in the front office and fan base, especially with FC Cincy absolutely packing the joint everytime they play and the Reds drawing like the Dayton Dragons.

https://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/mlb/reds/2019/04/02/reds-set-new-low-attendance-record-great-american-ball-park/3339552002/

earlnash, Sunday, 7 April 2019 12:07 (three months ago) link

to be fair, the dayton dragons have sold out every single home game for like 20 years

mookieproof, Sunday, 7 April 2019 18:16 (three months ago) link

haha, yeah! i went to a game there once, it was excellent

Karl Malone, Sunday, 7 April 2019 18:19 (three months ago) link

holy shit, there was a season highlight by bader just now, i'll try to post a clip when i see one. he played a machado hit to deep CF off the wall so perfectly, it was incredible. he grabbed it off the bounce with one fluid motion from glove to the throw, which was a perfect strong throw to 2B. the play would have been close, but no one was there to make it (should have been paul dejong but he wasn't covering because 99.999% of the time there's no chance to make that play in the first place.

Karl Malone, Sunday, 7 April 2019 18:28 (three months ago) link

yadi just passed curt flood and ken boyer for 8th place in career hits for the Cardinals.
some future Yadi trivia: wIth another 254 hits, he’ll pass Rogers Hornsby for 3rd all-time for the Cardinals in hits, with 2111. Could happen as early as late-2020 season, or early 2021 season.

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Sunday, 7 April 2019 19:41 (three months ago) link

If this were a renaissance painting what would it be called? pic.twitter.com/EroGuK7W69

— Sean Lahman (@seanlahman) April 7, 2019

Andy K, Sunday, 7 April 2019 19:55 (three months ago) link

is that clint hurdle trying to hold back puig? smh

mookieproof, Sunday, 7 April 2019 19:58 (three months ago) link

One thing lost in the melee was that towering shot Josh Bell hit to center yesterday. That was a heck of a blast.

Derek Dietrich seems like a pretty nice waiver pickup for nothing, as it does seem he can hit a bit and at least stand in a few positions ok with a glove.

earlnash, Monday, 8 April 2019 16:03 (three months ago) link

“Everybody In” includes Cubs limited partner Betsy DeVos. pic.twitter.com/NUbhw7oVSy

— Paul Sullivan (@PWSullivan) April 8, 2019

mookieproof, Monday, 8 April 2019 19:13 (three months ago) link

2-3x a year I put a Cards game on mlb.tv and say "CHRIST, IT'S McCARVER" before switching feeds.

KM, is Fowler going to lose his starting job? Need to know for the reverse fantasy team.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 9 April 2019 02:41 (three months ago) link

he should lose it, but he probably won't fully lose it until May. It's too bad, because even the version of Jose Martinez that isn't hitting well is probably better overall than Fowler (even though he's somehow even worse at fielding than Fowler), and if Tyler O'Neill ever gets a chance to figure out how to not strikeout 35% of the time he could be very good. but he's a veteran and everyone likes him and he has two years left on his contract, so. today on the broadcast, the announcers enthused about how fowler has been unlucky, and how he has the 3rd highest line drive rate in MLB at the moment. so people are looking for reasons to keep him in. if he manages to provide even a brief glimpse of a good string of at bats, he'll buy himself another month or two

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 9 April 2019 02:47 (three months ago) link

i feel bad for fowler, he seems like a good guy and he had to deal with so much bullshit when he came over the the cardinals

na (NA), Tuesday, 9 April 2019 14:49 (three months ago) link

cardinals are extending matt carpenter ('s contract)

mookieproof, Wednesday, 10 April 2019 19:59 (three months ago) link

Carpenter is solid, be handy if the DH were to happen in 2020-21.

earlnash, Wednesday, 10 April 2019 22:05 (three months ago) link

Mythical NL cardinals DH spot is reserved for J. Martinez, imo

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Thursday, 11 April 2019 01:06 (three months ago) link

Trevor Richards threw a really nice game for the Fish tonight until they lost it on a couple of Great American bonus HRs in the bottom of the 8th for the Reds.

earlnash, Thursday, 11 April 2019 01:46 (three months ago) link

what a shocking development

Tyler Glasnow in Pittsburgh: 5.79 ERA, 5.8 BB/9, 71 ERA+
Tyler Glasnow in Tampa Bay: 3.34 ERA, 2.7 BB/9, 123 ERA+ pic.twitter.com/cGeEJSe0hh

— Baseball Reference (@baseball_ref) April 11, 2019

mookieproof, Thursday, 11 April 2019 21:56 (three months ago) link

as he intended, he made the highlight reel

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Sunday, 14 April 2019 14:41 (three months ago) link

Reds had an outfield of Matt Kemp in left, future first baseman Jesse Winker in CF and Puig in right. That has to be one of the slowest/worst coverage combos in left and center in the league. Winker is SLOW and cumbersome. Dude is like young Kent Hrbek.

earlnash, Sunday, 14 April 2019 19:21 (three months ago) link

I was wondering why Puig was trending right now. I guess he needs that bobblehead money.

This piece on him on the LA Times today is pretty good:

https://www.latimes.com/sports/dodgers/la-sp-yasiel-puig-dodgers-legacy-reds-20190414-story.html

It says a lot about him that he was so reckless while with the Dodgers and has recently said he wasn't trying hard during his time there, whereas now with the Reds he is.

John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt, Sunday, 14 April 2019 20:34 (three months ago) link

Red's running out a bizarro Spring Training split lineup tonight against Kershaw.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D4N9-PSW4AEoyF_.jpg:large

earlnash, Monday, 15 April 2019 23:24 (three months ago) link

6 RBIs for Yelich already

frogbs, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 02:24 (three months ago) link

6 of his 7 HRs vs the Cardinals this year, just brutal

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 02:44 (three months ago) link

well, Goldy's got 5 vs. the Brewers :)

frogbs, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 02:52 (three months ago) link

or maybe 4. the bum

frogbs, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 02:53 (three months ago) link

Ryne Sandburg had the similar type of absence, walked away in 1994 and was out of baseball in 95 before coming back.

earlnash, Thursday, 27 June 2019 00:20 (two weeks ago) link

craig counsell has a good disappointed face

mookieproof, Saturday, 29 June 2019 00:50 (two weeks ago) link

pirates with some nice stats-padding tonight

'maybe colin moran is actually good!'

mookieproof, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 02:48 (two weeks ago) link

Puig made a helluva game-winning baserunning play just now

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 02:34 (two weeks ago) link

yeah that was a weird way to lose. looked like a beer league softball play.

frogbs, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 02:37 (two weeks ago) link

Puig has had a couple of crazy games against the Brewers on the basepaths.

The one play earlier in the game when Puig was going into second and the throw was on time but Arcia wanted NOTHING to do going in hard to tag him.

Reds are kind of in a put up or shut up position on this season. They seem by the numbers to be perhaps better than their record and possibly capable of making a move, but they seem to not be able to get past 3 or 4 below .500. Offense seems to be coming together just as the bullpen is starting to fall apart.

earlnash, Thursday, 4 July 2019 02:28 (one week ago) link

two yadi related things:

- the cardinals broadcaster referred to him as "the hall of famer" earlier in tonight's game
- he is having an awful season. his plate discipline is awful (3.3% BB%), which means his OBP is awful (.288), his power is non-existent (.109 ISO), which all means his OBP is unplayable (.658)

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Thursday, 4 July 2019 04:26 (one week ago) link

OPS at the end, not OBP

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Thursday, 4 July 2019 04:26 (one week ago) link

division standings are funnier than ever today

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 4 July 2019 13:48 (one week ago) link

Reds have an off day on Friday, that's something that has to be pretty rare to happen.

earlnash, Friday, 5 July 2019 02:22 (one week ago) link

Bucco comeback w/ 5 in the 9th to tie Brewers 6-6

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 6 July 2019 02:53 (one week ago) link

alas for nowt as they lose in the 10th, having to pinch-hit a pitcher (Musgrove) with the tying run on second

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 6 July 2019 03:23 (one week ago) link

couple days ago they ph'd with pitcher steven brault, who is batting .381/.381/.429 and it worked

in any case, smh

heard yelich was pumping balls into the allegheny in HR derby practice

mookieproof, Saturday, 6 July 2019 03:38 (one week ago) link

Reds going with Kluszewski-era sleeveless jerseys today. Puig and Dietrich lookin doubleplusgood with the bare arms

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 7 July 2019 18:21 (one week ago) link

Is this the correct "Cubs Hate" thread?

Amazing. Todd Ricketts, Cubs co-owner & RNC finance chair, apparently failed to tell @AssessorCook that he tore down his old house & built a bigger one there (& the old Assessor never checked it out). He’s effectively dodged thousands in prop. taxes since https://t.co/VNKi1CtJJj

— Kim Bellware (@bellwak) July 9, 2019

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 20:03 (one week ago) link

hope he can afford to pay the backtaxes and the slap on the wrist he might be facing

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 20:46 (one week ago) link

Phil Ervin went 6 for 6 last night for the Reds football game against the Rockies 17-9.

Coors Field...it does a batting average good!

earlnash, Sunday, 14 July 2019 12:20 (three days ago) link

https://www.mlb.com/news/six-hit-game-c266043102

Pretty good names on that list.

The Schnozz did it...Ernie Lombardi

Jimmie Piersall

Kirby Puckett

Chone Figgins

earlnash, Sunday, 14 July 2019 12:43 (three days ago) link


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