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Old 04-28-2017, 06:38 PM   #21
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For those whose teams are struggling, just be thankful you're not a Blue Jays fan.
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There may be light at the end of the tunnel. The Jays' AAA farm team, the Buffalo Bisons, are tops in the IL.
We have a group of teams who were expected to contend, but have been devastated by injuries, suspensions, and extremely disappointing performances from key players: Blue Jays, Giants, Mets, Pirates, and Royals. There is still a long way to go with 140 games or so yet to be played. All of these teams were rather optimistic about their chances given their roster construction.

The Blue Jays are definitely in a hole, but reality should set in for the Orioles and Yankees at some point.

It's funny, I remember Willie Mays getting off to a very slow start in 1962. Folks started wondering if he was slowing down. But he was incredible in the second half, winding up with 49 HRs, scoring 130 runs and driving in 141. I was just reading that Ralph Kiner got off to a very bad start in 1947 having only 4 HRs and hitting below .250 at the end of May. The Pirates were going to send him to the minors, but Hank Greenberg convinced them to wait. Kiner wound up hitting .313 with 51 Hrs that year.

Right now Bryce Harper is on pace to hit 59 HRs and have 184 RBIs. Eric Thames is on pace to hit 77 HRs with 134 RBIs. Does anyone really think Harper will be hitting .418 at the end of the year?
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As a native Washingtonian, born in 1950, and suffering through my youth with bad teams, then for 34 years no team, it is great to see a Washington team playing so well. Winning 9 out of 10 on the road in Atlanta, New York, and Denver was great. Just hope they can drive the Mets three games further into the cellar this weekend.
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It appears that Major League Baseball has expanded well beyond the point where there are sufficient numbers of major league ballplayers available to stock rosters. Quite a number of teams are just baaad
Silly me, the existing talent distribution is nothing new. From the beginnings there have been a small number of contenders, an equal number of teams around .500, and half the teams with little or no chance. Even poor teams usually have some stars and half a lineup of competent major leaguers.

Baseball is a game where the best teams lose a third of their games and the worst teams win a third. Talent levels are close enough that examples like 55-97 1938 St.Louis Browns sweeping a 3 game September series from the 99-53 World Champion New York Yankees happen every year.
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Congratulations to Anthony Rendon of the Nationals on the first 10-RBI game in 10 years. 6 for 6, 3 HR's, and should have had another rbi, except that Daniel Murphy didn't want to "rub it in" against the Mets. Final score, Nats 23, Mets 5.
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Which is worse, to be as bad as expected (Braves & Padres) or having the wheels fall off your contending season (Blue Jays & Giants)?

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/1...-bus-breakdown

At least the A's are chipping in with occasional moments and have some young guys to root for.
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I went to the aforementioned George F. Will quiz myself, and for all the incredible numbers on certain players, there was no mention of Pete Rose. He must be persona non grata because of his gambling issues. However, I did see Ken Griffey Jr. on there, another Reds player...
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I had a suspicion that the baseball gods would be angered by the Giants handing a 5-year, $90 million contract to Jeff Samardzija. Callously casting aside a farm system miracle in Matt Duffy virtually guaranteed that punishment would be swiftly meted out. Sure enough, the Giants with their $179 million payroll have been outperformed by the Oakland A's, who are spending $83 million and enduring another year of injury nightmares. (That's what you get for dumping Yoenis Cespedes, Billy Beane.) The Gigantes are one whole game ahead of the San Diego Padres, who are spending all of $73.7 million in payroll and attempting to compete in the National League without a pitching staff. (Whereas, the Giants decided to do without outfielders. Neither course should be expected to result in a competitive team.)

The poor Padres are also suffering from major injury woes. It appears that the baseball gods are still beating up A.J. Preller for having the hubris to attempt buying a pennant for a small market team. It is always difficult for baseball's small fish to compete, but if the gods are respected, they will bestow the random pennant or world championship on the long suffering fans of small market teams. The Padres may have to disembowel Preller and burn his entrails on the pitching mound of PetCo Park to appease the wrath of the gods. It is hard to tell, what with their commandments and laws being unwritten.
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A couple of articles from today's paper:

Did baseball's Steroid Era really ever end?, by Mark Zeigler...

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“These guys are much smarter today,” Conte says now. “This generation of players has learned from the mistakes of the past. Guys have realized that in order to be competitive, you have to use these drugs. And once they realized that other players are all doing it and they’re circumventing the testing and they’re getting away it, and they realize the financial gains far outweigh the penalties, you’ve seen what happened. It was only a matter of time.
“As they said in the 1990s, chicks dig the long ball. Well, players dig cash. They’ve discovered that the guys who hit home runs make the most cash.”
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Why are home runs being hit at record pace this season?, by Kirk Kenney...

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At the All-Star break, 3,343 home runs had been hit this season in the major leagues (15 of them from Scooter, by the way). That pace would produce 6,126 homers, which would not just break but obliterate the record 5,693 homers hit in 2000 season during the height of the Steroid Era.
At least this time around it’s the ball that’s suspected of being juiced and not the players (a topic addressed elsewhere today in these pages).
“There’s just something different about the baseballs,’’ Miami reliever Brad Ziegler said in a recent USA Today story. “I don’t have anything to quantify it, but the balls just don’t feel the same. It just feels different to me, a little harder, tighter than the past. ...
“Balls aren’t moving as much. And they’re being hit a long ways. Basically, it feels like every park is Colorado.’’
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That year, Baltimore’s Nelson Cruz led the majors with 40 homers. The most 40-homer seasons in history was in 2000 when 16 players did it. Nine players did it in 2015 and eight players last season.
This year, there were 24 players with at least 20 homers — led by the YankeesAaron Judge with 30 — and were roughly at a 40-homer pace at the All-Star break.
The surge in home runs has brought an even greater increase in strikeouts, which have gone up every year since 2006. There were a record 38,982 strikeouts last season. Hitters are on pace to surpass the 40,000 mark this year.
By comparison, there were 31,356 strikeouts in 2000 when the HR record was set.
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I'm inclined to believe that it is a combination of all of the things listed in the article, with new versions of steroids leading the charge.
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I'm inclined to believe that it is a combination of all of the things listed in the article, with new versions of steroids leading the charge.
Rob Manfred is wondering about the bats.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.c1c8886e078e

https://www.sbnation.com/mlb/2017/7/...ts-rob-manfred

I'm thinking that there a lot more guys throwing 96 MPH+. So, there are a lot more strikeouts, but when the ball gets squared up it is flying a lot farther. That and ballplayers seem to keep getting bigger, faster, and stronger. Willie Mays was 5'10" and about 175 lbs, but hit 660 home runs. Hank Aaron was 6'0", 180 lbs and hit 755. Aaron Judge is 6'7", 282 lbs. Giancarlo Stanton is 6'4", 245 lbs and has hit some mammoth shots. Bryce Harper is 6'3", 215 lbs. Notice a trend? Still, all these guys are very long way from catching Hank, Willie, and Barry Bonds.

BTW, this being Aaron Judge's age 25 season, significant improvement and a long career are unlikely. A Ryan Howard type arc is about the best that can be expected.

Here's a link to the active home run leaders list:

https://www.baseball-reference.com/l...R_active.shtml
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There may be light at the end of the tunnel. The Jays' AAA farm team, the Buffalo Bisons, are tops in the IL.
Well, so much for that. The Herd has gone 9-39 (or something like that) in the past few months.
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