MLB Thread - 2022

kingsboi

Hall of Famer
The highest annual average ever on top of of all the years. The Nats proposed deal was the most money ever but at a lower average/year.
I suppose the last time a Nats player that declined a big pay day a result was a World Series trophy so it could happen again if the Nats hit on their draft picks
 

SLAB

Hall of Famer
Farhan in the booth a couple days ago justifying his deadline and saying he believes in a playoff possibility with a couple good weeks is absolutely hilarious.
 
How in the world is that team even possible?! I guess for the Giants struggles, I can look at the Angels who somehow have it worse despite having two of the biggest names in baseball.
Whenever someone talks about the Giants and Angels in the same breath, I always end up having flashbacks to that stupid monkey...

It was a...

FREAKING.

STUFFED.

MONKEY.

and it worked...:mad::mad::mad:
 
2002 is a painful sports year. Of all the teams that have beaten my teams in playoffs scenarios, I think I hold the hardest grudge against the Angels.
If we're talking about holding a grudge against a single TEAM, then, yes, I hold the hardest grudge against the Angels.

If we're talking about holding a grudge against a STUFFED ANIMAL, then, yes, I hold the hardest grudge against that stupid monkey.

But, if we're talking about holding a grudge against a single INDIVIDUAL, then, yes, this idiot takes the cake, and will always take the cake...

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Even after I die.
 
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Joey Bart remembering how to baseball is big. Not that it really matters though seeing as this team will play a distant third fiddle to LA and SD for the foreseeable handful of seasons.
Yeah, he's starting to get his K rate somewhat in control and he's shown that he just nails the ball when he makes contact. Dude absolutely has some elite elite power, especially for a catcher.

What's interesting is he hasn't taken a BB in the 2nd half of the season, but has his K rate to 29.7% as opposed to 43.6 in the first half. So I wonder if they're just having him relax his approach and just say "Go swing away" rather than try to be a super plate discipline guy and get yourself in bad 2 strike counts all the time.

Regardless, big 2 months for Joey Bart. His defense is already good, just need to have some confidence that his stick is playable heading into next year.