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Old 03-05-2020, 12:34 PM   #151
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I get it but Bregman has a classic short path to the ball swing. Tucker's is so unorthodoxed, that is what gives me pause for concern with him. I cant imagine the big league pitchers cant find a hole in it and attack it. Luhnow raved that his hand eye coordination made up for it. Im hoping he becomes another Hunter Pence!!!! Goofy paid off for him in spades.


Man Iíve always had trouble with Tuckerís swing. He arm bars and tends to sweep through the zone. Seems very inefficient like you said compared to Bregmans. They do compare Tucker to Ted Williams because of their similar swings. Different era and velocity though. Ready to see him produce for us this year.




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And on another note...
Where the hell did Dave go?


They are celebrating North Minute Maid opening up and their new mascot ďNorbitĒ

*edited... thought you said Dale not Dave


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Man Iíve always had trouble with Tuckerís swing. He arm bars and tends to sweep through the zone. Seems very inefficient like you said compared to Bregmans. They do compare Tucker to Ted Williams because of their similar swings. Different era and velocity though. Ready to see him produce for us this year.




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I was reading where Baker refers to him as a long lever guy because his swing is so long. He said guys like that need a lot of reps to get their timing right.
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I was reading where Baker refers to him as a long lever guy because his swing is so long. He said guys like that need a lot of reps to get their timing right.


Totally. I could see someone with a swing like that getting out of sync quick and being more of a rhythm hitter.


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Old 03-05-2020, 12:43 PM   #155
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WooHoo, Tucker got himself an avg with a 1st inning double!


lol he heard us. 2 run home to opposite field now.


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lol he heard us. 2 run home to opposite field now.


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They are celebrating North Minute Maid opening up and their new mascot ďNorbitĒ

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That's even funnier
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Old 03-06-2020, 03:55 PM   #158
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First cuts today... Cristian Javier optioned not a bad deal though, he will be on the short list when we need a starter.

Tucker was 3 for 3 yesterday.

Josh James, Frambler, and Abreu pitched great yesterday. James and Abreu have been out standing so far


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Josh James, Frambler, and Abreu pitched great yesterday. James and Abreu have been out standing so far


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All three of those guys have top of the line "stuff". James and Framber just have to find the strike zone a little bit more. Walks have been their nemisis so far. James supposedly did a lot of work in the off season to correct a mechanical/technique issue that will get him delivering more in line with the plate. So far it looks like it is working. Abreu out of the pen should be able to replace Harris in my opinion.
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All three of those guys have top of the line "stuff". James and Framber just have to find the strike zone a little bit more. Walks have been their nemisis so far. James supposedly did a lot of work in the off season to correct a mechanical/technique issue that will get him delivering more in line with the plate. So far it looks like it is working. Abreu out of the pen should be able to replace Harris in my opinion.
I think if James wins #5 then they will send Abreu to RR to continue his development as a starter. Strom had a quote in a PC something like, "He's a starter."

Wouldn't be surprised if he grabs a bullpen role later in the season though. Just don't think they will break camp with him there.
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I think if James wins #5 then they will send Abreu to RR to continue his development as a starter. Strom had a quote in a PC something like, "He's a starter."

Wouldn't be surprised if he grabs a bullpen role later in the season though. Just don't think they will break camp with him there.
I get that but man would I like him to make the team out of camp.
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Judge is out indefinitely with a broken rib. Awesome. Joe Buck was probably giving him a massage. Lmao
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Totally. I could see someone with a swing like that getting out of sync quick and being more of a rhythm hitter.


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Can you translate that into fan speak?
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Old 03-07-2020, 06:47 AM   #164
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Can you translate that into fan speak?


Similar to Jim Furyk the golfer they both have un orthodox motion by adding something thatís out of the norm to a swing. When you do something different than most it may work for you, but it can tend to lead itself to getting out whack faster or take more reps to master. Like mentioned above just not as many long lever guys around like in the past. Tucker has certainly mastered it for the most part though.


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Old 03-07-2020, 07:18 AM   #165
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Todayís game is on mlb network at noon
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Man Iíve always had trouble with Tuckerís swing. He arm bars and tends to sweep through the zone. Seems very inefficient like you said compared to Bregmans. They do compare Tucker to Ted Williams because of their similar swings. Different era and velocity though. Ready to see him produce for us this year.




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Uggghhhh. This. Itís fundamentally terrible. But seems to have produced results at every lower level. But it kills me.
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Old 03-08-2020, 01:40 PM   #167
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Not good. Letís hope itís nothing major


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Yea, not good
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Old 03-08-2020, 03:12 PM   #169
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Tricep tenderness
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Old 03-08-2020, 07:23 PM   #170
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Old 03-09-2020, 12:27 PM   #171
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Mild lay strain for Verlander. Will be shut down and TBD if he will miss opening day right now.


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Old 03-09-2020, 01:29 PM   #172
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Sounds like the same injury Verlander dealt with in 2015. At least he should know how his body will respond. His recent interview said it would take a miracle for him to pitch opening day


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Old 03-17-2020, 02:52 PM   #173
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Verlander is having groin surgery and will be down for 6 weeks.
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Verlander is having groin surgery and will be down for 6 weeks.
Shouldnít matter too much with the season being delayed
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Old 03-17-2020, 03:35 PM   #175
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Verlander out 6 weeks, season delayed at least 8 weeks...I’m hoping that is how it works out
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Verlander is having groin surgery and will be down for 6 weeks.
I guess the triceps tenderness migrated south.
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I guess the triceps tenderness migrated south.

Was thinkin' the same thing... That's S T R E T C H--->>
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Old 04-22-2020, 04:22 PM   #178
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Well no surprise here, Boston got little more than a slap on this wrist:

http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/...iCt?li=BBnbfcL
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Old 04-22-2020, 04:36 PM   #179
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Cora didnít know about it in Boston 🙄🙄😂😂😂
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Poor video guy was made the scapegoat up there. No one else knew anything.


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"The league determined that the Red Sox scheme resulted in part because Watkins was tasked with both scouting and decoding opponentsí signs and working as video replay system operator. Watkins, according to the report, denied using the replay system to decode signs in real time. Investigators determined, however, that Watkins used the system to update pitcher-catcher sign sequences that no longer aligned with his pre-game scouting. Heíd then forward the new sequences to players."

"In September 2017, the Red Sox were fined an undisclosed amount by the league office for using an Apple Watch to aid in a system that viewed, decoded and relayed to the dugout catchersí signs."

If I'm understanding this correctly...

Houston used electronics to relay upcoming pitches to the dugout, so the dugout could relay the upcoming pitch to the batter.

Boston used electronics to relay what signs meant what pitch to the dugout, so a runner on second could relay the upcoming pitch to the batter.

So the main difference between the two is that one system (Houston) could be used at all times, and the other system (Boston) could only be used when a runner was on second base? Seems like acting like Houston's system was the greatest travesty in baseball history vs. acting like Boston's system didn't really matter is a bit, well, you know...
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Look, I know your team can do no wrong so before I brought this up, I researched throughout the day to see if the media angle was overly tilted (because of that thing that happened).

I cant find a astros response to why they blocked the sell of the WS ring for auction/charity but here is the story. Seems like a tone deaf culture issue in that organization but decide for yourself:

https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/a...relief-effort/


On a side note, I didnt realize the bottom of the ring had "earned history" inscribed on it. Sure enough, lots of history in that astros season.
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Old 05-01-2020, 07:12 AM   #183
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Astros announced refunds or credit to season ticket holders for first 3 months thru May....

Accounts will be credited in June....still no decision on a season or not

My guess is that no fans will allowed in this year
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Old 05-11-2020, 03:30 PM   #184
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MLB has plans to start the season WITHOUT FANS around July 4 weekend...
82 game schedule...
universal designated hitter...

no interleague games

Sucks
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