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Old 01-26-2023, 06:17 PM   #17121
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Johan falling off the ballot in his first year is something I will never understand. Well, I do understand its that the voters are idiots but still it was outrageous.
Agreed. He's more of a Hall of Famer than 80% of that list that is still on the ballot. That's even probably a conservative number on my end.
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Old 01-26-2023, 06:28 PM   #17122
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Johan falling off the ballot makes no sense. 50 WAR and rarely had an ERA or IP over 3 or under ~220. I think writers only remember the half-year after the 134 pitch no-hitter that absolutely ruined him.
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Old 01-26-2023, 06:29 PM   #17123
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Seriously he was one of the best players in baseball for 5 years
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Old 01-26-2023, 06:30 PM   #17124
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Agreed. He's more of a Hall of Famer than 80% of that list that is still on the ballot. That's even probably a conservative number on my end.
A very high percentage of pitchers that are already in the Hall of Fame were either never the best pitcher in baseball or were for a shorter term than Johan Santana.
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Old 01-26-2023, 06:33 PM   #17125
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Put him and Dave Stieb in for the work Jon Bois did
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Old 01-27-2023, 12:27 AM   #17126
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The Royals are really fucking terrible at trades. The Red Sox are a bit better. So I get to bitch about the Royals front office (which I love to do - incredible dopamine) while being hyped about Mondesi in Boston (likewise).
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Old 01-27-2023, 01:48 PM   #17127
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There are 76 starting pitchers in the Hall of Fame and only 18 started their careers after MLB first expanded in 1961, so thatís 58 Hall of Fame starters before expansion and 18 in the 62 years since expansion. It doesnít add up. Not with how many teams and players are in the game today. Modern starting pitchers are held to too high a standard in my opinion. If youíre a small Hall of Fame person, thatís cool. Iím just saying I believe the standard is unfair and we need to better contextualize players in their era.
Axisa had a pretty good comment on HoF starting pitchers
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Old 01-27-2023, 01:59 PM   #17128
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Had no idea it was that few. Not sure why voters holding SP to a higher standard. It would be an even larger gap if they let the steroids bats in as there are multiple guys left out there and only Clemens as a SP.
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Old 01-27-2023, 02:57 PM   #17129
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And if they truly think steroids made enough of a difference to keep the best hitter of all time out, then pitchers from that era should be held to a LOWER standard.
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Old 02-11-2023, 07:11 PM   #17130
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Astros keeping Javier for 5 years at that price is annoying
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Old 02-14-2023, 03:37 AM   #17131
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They made the extra innings runner on second rule permanent. I donít like it.
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Old 02-24-2023, 07:13 AM   #17132
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The White Sox are handling this Clevinger situation so horribly
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Old 02-24-2023, 03:22 PM   #17133
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They made the extra innings runner on second rule permanent. I donít like it.
yeah they could have dropped that with the ending of infield shifting, if the intent was to have more scoring
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Old 02-24-2023, 03:35 PM   #17134
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The intent is to speed the game up. Regarding the runner on 2nd no one wants extra innings games besides some fans. Players, coaches, front office, media doesn't want to be there for 10 hours a day. I think they should have just started it in the 12th or so but what can you do.
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Old 02-24-2023, 03:40 PM   #17135
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I don't really care about the runner on second thing. I'd have been in on just having draws after the 12th or just give the win to the team with the higher aggregate score in the series they're playing. Regular season games don't need extra innings.
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Old 02-24-2023, 04:06 PM   #17136
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Draws would have been fine, can't say I have ever stuck around for extra innings barring the game being of actual importance
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Old 02-24-2023, 06:02 PM   #17137
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We don't do draws in AMERICA

(they should just do draws rather than the second base thing)
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Old 02-24-2023, 06:17 PM   #17138
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We don't do draws in AMERICA
there were two ties in the NFL just last season
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Old 02-26-2023, 10:44 PM   #17139
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I abhor the pitch clock. Whatever ADHD zoomer market they’re trying to target can fuck off.
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Old 02-27-2023, 03:24 AM   #17140
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Naa pitch clock is great. All the other rule changes are much worse.
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