MLB 2022 Season

Rat Boy wrote:

So apparently Tommy Pham of the Reds slapped Joc Pederson of the Giants on the face during BP over a... fantasy football dispute.

According to Pederson Pham accused him of hoarding players... By using an IL spot, while Pham was also using an IL spot.

Just the dumbest thing.

Heard a scary stat on the Ballpark Dimensions podcast. The Red Sox have a better run differential than the Blue Jays.

Roke wrote:

Heard a scary stat on the Ballpark Dimensions podcast. The Red Sox have a better run differential than the Blue Jays.

It's all very weird.

Chicago's got an atrocious run differential but is .500. Pittsburgh's run diff is comically terrible, but they're somehow not the worst team in the game.

Roke wrote:
Rat Boy wrote:

So apparently Tommy Pham of the Reds slapped Joc Pederson of the Giants on the face during BP over a... fantasy football dispute.

According to Pederson Pham accused him of hoarding players... By using an IL spot, while Pham was also using an IL spot.

Just the dumbest thing.

@EvanWebeck wrote:

Pham said there was “too much money on the line” and “he was messing with my money”

“I’m a big dog in Vegas. I’m a high roller at many casinos.”

Oh this is that DUMB sh*t.

Edit: Wrong thread. Go Astros!

Is there an NCAA Baseball thread yet? The postseason is here!

Roke wrote:

Heard a scary stat on the Ballpark Dimensions podcast. The Red Sox have a better run differential than the Blue Jays.

Oh they definitely do. That's expected considering how many of the Blue Jays wins have come from 1 run games.

Fedaykin98 wrote:

Edit: Wrong thread. Go Astros!

Is there an NCAA Baseball thread yet? The postseason is here!

We generally piggyback in the NCAA Football thread because it's most of the same people rep'ing their schools. Or there's an Other Sports thread.

This is, I repeat, the dumbest sh*t.

Joc Pederson was waiting for us after the game, with receipts from his group text exchange with Tommy Pham. He sent a GIF of three weightlifters with Giants, Dodgers and Padres logos superimposed on them. The Padres guy collapsed under the weight of his dumbbell. (1/)

It's a shame this is drowning out Giants manger Gabe Kapler's decision not to take the field during the national anthem to protest the direction the country's going in after the Uvalde mass shooting.

Not the hero we need, but certainly the one we deserve.

Prederick wrote:

This is, I repeat, the dumbest sh*t.

Joc Pederson was waiting for us after the game, with receipts from his group text exchange with Tommy Pham. He sent a GIF of three weightlifters with Giants, Dodgers and Padres logos superimposed on them. The Padres guy collapsed under the weight of his dumbbell. (1/)

Impossibly, it's getting dumber.

“Trout is the worst commissioner in the history of fantasy sports.” — Tommy Pham.

The fantasy football story that just won’t end now involves Mike Trout, who is scheduled to have a press conference tomorrow.

Prederick wrote:
Prederick wrote:

This is, I repeat, the dumbest sh*t.

Joc Pederson was waiting for us after the game, with receipts from his group text exchange with Tommy Pham. He sent a GIF of three weightlifters with Giants, Dodgers and Padres logos superimposed on them. The Padres guy collapsed under the weight of his dumbbell. (1/)

Impossibly, it's getting dumber.

“Trout is the worst commissioner in the history of fantasy sports.” — Tommy Pham.

The fantasy football story that just won’t end now involves Mike Trout, who is scheduled to have a press conference tomorrow.

Oh man, it keeps getting better.

Oh, finally Mike Trout gets national sports coverage.

If you're not watching Jomboy's MLB breakdowns, you really, really should be.

Like a foul-mouthed Seinfeld sketch.

It's a shame he's a filthy Yankees fan but Jomboy is a treasure.

Josh Donaldson hurt New York Yankees didn't publicly support him after revealing himself to be a racist douchebag

"I think that was tough to hear, for sure, just for the simple fact that I pride myself on being a good teammate, and everywhere I've went, every organization that I've been a part of, minus Oakland, has offered me extensions, has wanted me to stay back," Donaldson said during batting practice Wednesday.

"They've showed that they wanted me a part of their team. Obviously it didn't work out that way," he said. "And that's just the business end of it. And also everywhere I went, I've won. I think part of winning is having good team chemistry, and I've taken pride everywhere I've went I've always tried to help people try to get better."

Josh Donaldson wrote:

I don't understand why my largely racist employer in my largely racist industry didn't support my blatantly racist comments. Are we really just going back to dog whistles now!?

Not at all surprised that Judge has 20 HRs already this season, but was SHOCKED to discover he's batting .303.

EDIT: Giancarlo's batting .285?!?!? Well, I'll enjoy it while it lasts.

The Yankees should not be allowed to have nice things. They should wallow in self pity like the rest of us.

Prederick wrote:

Not at all surprised that Judge has 20 HRs already this season, but was SHOCKED to discover he's batting .303.

EDIT: Giancarlo's batting .285?!?!? Well, I'll enjoy it while it lasts.

.316 now...

Joe Maddon is out in LA, which isn't surprising because they've got a $190M payroll and a sh*ttier record than Minnesota ($138M), Tampa Bay ($86M) and Cleveland ($68M).

Kinda seems like an overreaction. I know the 'Maddon is a genius strategist' stuff has taken a hit since he left Tampa, but still. It's not like he's the reason one of the best players of all-time just had an 0-26 streak or whatever. Too bad Arte Moreno won't fire himself.

It is amusing, though, that they've got 2 hall-of-fame talents and some pretty decent people surrounding those two and haven't don't anything. Reminds me of the 90's Mariners, which had Griffey, ARod, Randy Johnson, Edgar Martinez and a handful of other decent players and were decidedly mediocre.

I don't know if I agree with it, but when you lose 12 or 13 in a row I guess you gotta do something.

billt721 wrote:

It is amusing, though, that they've got 2 hall-of-fame talents and some pretty decent people surrounding those two and haven't don't anything. Reminds me of the 90's Mariners, which had Griffey, ARod, Randy Johnson, Edgar Martinez and a handful of other decent players and were decidedly mediocre.

I think that's harsh, I mean, they had that legendary win in '95, and at least made the playoffs in '97 before the core got broken up.

The Angels have had exactly two winning seasons and one playoff appearance since 2014, and they've had Trout since 2011

Prederick wrote:

The Angels have had exactly two winning seasons and one playoff appearance since 2014, and they've had Trout since 2011

Jeez. What's the short list of best baseball players like Trout who never had any rings to show for it like Trout?

Edit: Besides Ken Griffey Jr.

It's not even the rings for me, the MLB playoffs are a random number generator. It's the "since becoming a starter in 2012, he's been on 3 winning teams and had a single playoff appearance."

Since 2012, again, the Royals have made the World Series TWICE. Pittsburgh (PITTSBURGH!) has had three playoff apperances and four winning seasons. The Reds haven't been this pointless, and none of them had one of the greatest talents in MLB history on the roster.

Prederick wrote:

It's not even the rings for me, the MLB playoffs are a random number generator. It's the "since becoming a starter in 2012, he's been on 3 winning teams and had a single playoff appearance."

Since 2012, again, the Royals have made the World Series TWICE. Pittsburgh (PITTSBURGH!) has had three playoff apperances and four winning seasons. The Reds haven't been this pointless, and none of them had one of the greatest talents in MLB history on the roster.

Blue Jays had the longest non-playoff streak in the MLB and broke that. Trout has done nothing but be a perennial MVP every single healthy season and has one playoff appearance to his name.

Prederick wrote:

Joe Maddon is out in LA, which isn't surprising because they've got a $190M payroll and a sh*ttier record than Minnesota ($138M), Tampa Bay ($86M) and Cleveland ($68M).

What I thought was ironic was that the Phils finally fired Girardi, then immediately swept the Angels (including a 10-0 pasting), leading to Maddon's firing.

@JeffPassan wrote:

The Angels turned to Nickelback walk-up songs to end their losing skid. The baseball gods struck back after their ears started bleeding. The streak is now at 14 losses in a row after a 1-0 loss to the Red Sox, with Mike Trout still sidelined and day-to-day with a groin injury.