Thanks for the awesome suggestions everyone. Hopefully we have a second quality series against the red birds!
I'm late, but consider Taco Cantina down the street!!
The role of MLB managers is seriously overblown. IMHO, they can do way more to hurt the team than to help it. With that said, Snitker should probably have a good shot, if only thanks to the Braves over performance.
In terms of managerial decisions, yeah the effect is overblown. A lot of those decisions are effectively made by the staff behind him. What Snitker is good at is what's important, good and compassionate leadership.
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So maybe chill out about Allard after his first 10 major league innings. Yes, he doesn’t have great FB velocity but that’s not a surprise and he’s been scouted as having excellent command which just hasn’t been on display yet. Give the kid a break he’s only 20 years old
Ever since we've started appearing to compete again, people have had no tolerance for failure. If this season had gone like the rebuild had planned for it to, Allard would be able to work things out and struggle like our guys did last year.
Does Snit get credit for this too? Genuinely curious if those with a better sense of bullpen management than I believe he's been better or not, or if its purely the caliber of relief in his arsenal
He's done a great job of not using Sam Freeman and Peter Moylan. He still keeps bringing Biddle in to face lefties, though, which never seems to work.
So are we going to like him again for a few days until he has another horrible start at home? :P
This start wasn't all that great either, but we're stuck with him for now and we might as well enjoy the insane shit like this.
Not gonna lie guys I'm actually in tears. This is the best win of this season. Nothing even compares.
Also would like to take this opportunity to say a big FUCK YOU to the ESPN booth who said that Christian Vazquez was on the bench. Those guys literally have no idea what's going on.
Our back-up catcher currently is Dan Butler. The risk Cora took by having Renda pinch-run for Leon cannot be overstated. And it fucking won us the game. WHAT A SKIPPER!
I legitimately think Matt looked at the red sox player list and saw "Velasquez" and misread it.
It was nice to hear A-Roid slip up and say "we" when referring to the yankees, only to have to watch them get walked off later.
This is not cool
I've heard the least about Bryse. Anything you can tell me to make me excited about him? I feel like I'm pretty up to date with the farm team but I just haven't read up on him.
RHP projected to be a great reliever out of high school but recently turned starter, started the year in A+ before being promoted to AA and now AAA, which shows a lot of faith in his improvement from the braves development team.
Fastball/slider pitcher with a power sinker touching 95 generating lots of ground balls and a slider that can be spun tight or sweep like a slurve (kinda like folty), and has a fine changeup.
He turns 21 in December but given his extremely rapid rise through the minor leagues we could possibly see him tried out in the majors this year, if not definitely next year.
if I'm reading this correctly though, O'Day won't be available this season. Still stuck with two of Moylan, Jackson, Freeman
Moylan was just put on the DL, Freeman has been there for a day or two. We're free for now
Did I miss something? Since when do we call homeruns "dongs?" I mean pretty blatant. Next we're gonna just start calling them dicks. "Take a look at Ronald's 10 inch penis! And by 10 inch penis I obviously mean his 400 foot home run!"
What do you got against dicks?
Who the hell walks a pitcher 3 times?
Folty was wild and probably rattled after getting taken deep by the first batter of the inning
Venters I've got nothing, he just couldn't throw strikes to him
Biddle has such extreme reverse splits it's almost like he has the yips when facing lefties (apparently including pitchers)
These aren't reasonable excuses for walking a pitcher 3 times but it might explain it a bit
Fitting that JBJ strikes out to end the game. Literally the last person I want with the bases loaded and 2 outs
Mitch Moreland rotting on the bench...
I would have gone further. The Indians name isn’t long for things either.
I love the chief, I love the Indians name and highly doubt anyone truly felt racially demeaned by it. But at the same time, I recognize the world is changing and those that want it changed are extremely vocal and unlikely to shut up. Ultimately it is an unnecessary distraction
It's good that you're not offended and you highly dobut that anyone else is. Because that's what's important.
I wish I knew what it was like to have an awesome owner
EDIT: forgot a word
I wish I knew what it was like to have an owner
Jesus christ yall. He's a 26/27th man utility guy who can handle center field your expectations are too high. You can't expect to have starter quality players at all 8 positions 162 games a year.
Bench players are used every day, man. These things matter.
And Shelby wasn't as bad as compared to De La Rosa.
The saddest (or amazing, depending on how you view it) part of this entire pitching story is that Alex Avila had two innings of 1 hit ball allowing no runs.
I really think the Rox were just being kind and swinging away at everything, especially since nobody wants to be struck out by a position player...like Parra
Because nobody wants to spend $100 million on a corner outfielder.
that's where you're wrong, kiddo
I haven't seen the incidents in question, but from this description this all sounds very straightforward and sensible; not like Lott's tweet at all. Why would the translator be allowed to be there without the person for whom he's supposed to be translating?
E: Hello, oblivion
Gibbons doesn't need to be there for Oh to talk to Martin through the translator, but the umpires are saying the translator can't be out there without Gibbons.
There needs to be something for base running during the ASB, like thr home run derby, but fun.
I'd wanna see Javi, Franky and Michael Taylor all compete.
Throw in Josh Harrison and Rajai Davis!
Not really, Minter doesn't have a power curveball (or any curveball for that matter) like Kimbrel does
AJ has an extremely comparable cutter/slider. Much faster than kimbrel's curve with wicked movement and deception, and he can throw it for strikes. The comparison of a lefty Kimbrel is actually great.