MLB 2022 Season

And you will KEEP having to listen to NICKELBACK until you win an effing game!!!

There's missing a call, and then there's this.

The umpire is just doing his part to counteract the effects of framing.

Maybe he was drunk.

According to ESPN Stats & Information research, Turner is a .254 career hitter after a 1-2 count against a lefty pitcher, and this season he is hitting .333 (5-for-15) in such situations.

Muncy, who had five RBIs in his return after missing 11 games because of left elbow inflammation, entered hitting .150 to Turner's .303.

I get it from a numbers perspective, but yeah it still just feels weird to make that call.

So they've definitely re-introduced juiced balls mid-season, right?

Also, I had no idea they used THIS MANY baseballs. Insane:

We need to go back to sandlot rules. If you hit a homer, great, but you gotta go get the ball.

Prederick wrote:

So they've definitely re-introduced juiced balls mid-season, right?

Also, I had no idea they used THIS MANY baseballs. Insane:

We need to go back to sandlot rules. If you hit a homer, great, but you gotta go get the ball.

I only casually tune in to Jays games once in a while, but I have noticed that balls I expected to die on or before the warning track, as they did early in the season, were leaving the park a lot more.

Thought it might just be the weather warming up. The humidor might have weird effects on the ball in non-Coors stadiums. Eno Sarris on the 3-0 Show part of The Athletic's baseball show has some interesting ball inferences.

My solution would be to just import Japanese baseball's, but that's not going to happen with MLB's stake in Rawlings.

I honestly didn't think players still dipped, till the camera awkwardly cut away from DJ LeMahieu taking a big one

We have a new record for earliest ejection from a game: the line-up card exchange.

Rat Boy wrote:

We have a new record for earliest ejection from a game: the line-up card exchange.

I hope the ump scorecard from yesterday was printed on the back of the lineup card.

I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop but for the moment the Yankees really are something else.

Yeah, I don't know exactly how much money Judge is going to get in arbitration, but I feel like "all of it" is a conservative guess.

Prederick wrote:

Yeah, I don't know exactly how much money Judge is going to get in arbitration, but I feel like "all of it" is a conservative guess.

I think Judge is actually a free agent after this season.

Just an all-around scary team. The way the Yankees develop good bullpen arms makes me jealous.

Roke wrote:
Prederick wrote:

Yeah, I don't know exactly how much money Judge is going to get in arbitration, but I feel like "all of it" is a conservative guess.

I think Judge is actually a free agent after this season.

Just an all-around scary team. The way the Yankees develop good bullpen arms makes me jealous.

Because of the delay Judge is going through arbitration right now. He is also a free agent at the end of the season.

I'm curious what will happen to Shohei next season (or this season), assuming he doesn't get injured from carrying his team on his back. I gather his contract ends this year, but would he then just be free to go anywhere? Can the Angels try to shop the rest of his contract somewhere before the season ends, or is that a thing?

Vector wrote:
Roke wrote:
Prederick wrote:

Yeah, I don't know exactly how much money Judge is going to get in arbitration, but I feel like "all of it" is a conservative guess.

I think Judge is actually a free agent after this season.

Just an all-around scary team. The way the Yankees develop good bullpen arms makes me jealous.

Because of the delay Judge is going through arbitration right now. He is also a free agent at the end of the season.

Oh, right. The lockout

But I assume this season has no bearing on the hearing.

fenomas wrote:

I'm curious what will happen to Shohei next season (or this season), assuming he doesn't get injured from carrying his team on his back. I gather his contract ends this year, but would he then just be free to go anywhere? Can the Angels try to shop the rest of his contract somewhere before the season ends, or is that a thing?

I think he has one more season of Team Control after this season?

They could trade him, but when you have two all-time players in Trout and Ohtani I think you try to win and risk having Ohtani walk when he can hit free agency. He's just too good and too spectacular to get enough in return.

There's been speculation on Juan Soto being moved in the next few years because it's hard to see Washington doing much and he's almost in the same situation to me? Thinking he'd be a good fit with the Jays I loaded up an MLB trade simulator and the dude's such ridiculous value right now a reasonable Soto trade is impossible unless 1)Strasburg is included as more or less dead salary or 2) The Jays clone Gabriel Moreno and include both in a deal.

Vector wrote:
Roke wrote:
Prederick wrote:

Yeah, I don't know exactly how much money Judge is going to get in arbitration, but I feel like "all of it" is a conservative guess.

I think Judge is actually a free agent after this season.

Just an all-around scary team. The way the Yankees develop good bullpen arms makes me jealous.

Because of the delay Judge is going through arbitration right now. He is also a free agent at the end of the season.

Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees avoided an arbitration hearing Friday by agreeing to a $19 million, one-year contract, a deal that leaves the slugger on track to become a free agent after the World Series.

Unable to agree to a long-term deal in talks that ended on opening day, the sides split the difference between the proposed arbitration figures they exchanged on March 22: $21 million by Judge and $17 million by the Yankees.

Here's what's weird. I'd almost accuse the Yankees of being chintzy, but baseball contracts have become so comical that I can actually understand their reticence, because Judge is 30 (was suprised to learn that) and is unquestionably going to be asking for a Pujols deal.

Yep, some team is gonna give him a 10yr deal, and just hope that his production in the first few years makes the dead money in the back half of the deal worth it.