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  1. To replace their bitchy princess
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  2. I'd say this was the first time with this derby format that they've had actual trouble keeping up with the baseballs. Perhaps they need to go back to the old format. Don't put a strict time limit on it, just 10 outs. Maybe DO have a timer between pitches so we aren't waiting a ridiculously long time but long enough to allow the batter to crush one, we get to admire their handiwork, get the distance, and then go from there. Get rid of the head to head format until the finals. Keep the "if you hit a ball X feet you get a bonus" idea. Like hit five balls over 460 feet, you get an extra out. Five over 475, two extra outs. Five over 500, you just win right there (no not really). Sucks that the cameras gave you motion sickness but I can totally see how. Just shoddy work.
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  3. I'd say this nails it pretty well. Very few fans will get upset if they hear "12th round pick didn't sign and went to college instead." First round picks almost always sign and that's what most people care about at that point. 2020: All 2019: All 2018: 4 / 43 [guess they included comp balance picks here] 2017: 1 / 36 2016: 1 / 41 2015: 1 / 42 You get the idea. 2018 was a very weird outlier. All four were high school players. Of those four, one went to pitch in Japan instead (Carter Stewart, Braves, 8th overall), one went to college and moved up eight spots in this year's draft (worth it, I guess? Matt McLain, 2B), one went backwards (dropped 22 spots, ouch - JT Ginn, RHP), and the final one moved up by 17 spots in this year's draft (Gunnar Hoglund, RHP). 2017, the 1 was Drew Rasmussen who decided to continue his final year of college eligibility and ended up dropping five rounds. lol. Oddly enough he was the 31st overall pick in 2017 by the Rays, then went to the Brewers in the 6th in 2018, and ended up getting traded to the Rays this year. 2016, Nick Lodolo - high school pick - went from a 41st overall pick in 2016 to 7th overall in 2019. That's significant enough I would say. And in 32 innings in AA this year he is carving batters up. He may get arrested soon for that. 2015, Kyle Funkhouser, took his final year of college eligibility and dropped three rounds. So it's hit and miss for the players too, really. Big risk for them if they don't sign but sometimes it pays off.
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  4. Thank you guys for the insight.
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  5. In many places the education and family structure of whites is just as bad as blacks. We just dont talk about it. Appalachia is one of the greatest examples of this. 'The White Man' can keep themselves in power when they do all they can to ensure that other races dont achieve the same 'status' in society as the white man. Perception is power. What status? Can you tell me what a white person can do that a black man cant? Wish the white liberals would stop speaking for them. Isn’t that the definition of white privilege? If we are in a society where all races were treated equal then you'd have real comparisons. Black on black crime is not a white man's fault. But white on white crime isnt a black man's fault. Per FBI data from 2013: 2,491 murders of black people reported in the U.S. in 2013, 2,245 perpetrators (90%) were black and 189 perpetrators (7.6%) were white. Of 3,005 murders of white people, 2,509 perpetrators (83.5%) were white while 409 perpetrators (13.6%) were black. So ya. Don't believe the idiotic memes floating around the Internet. Of course there is white on white crime, the numbers back it up. White people generally surround themselves with the same race just as does the black community so the % of same race crimes are going to look similar. But that wasn’t my point. I’m taking about the % of crimes committed between the two races. Keep in mind that Blacks make up only 13% of the population. (2019) Black/White Murder/Manslaughter: 5,660/5,070 Robbery: 39,290/33,290 Here are some hate crime statistics. that go more into the issue. Since 1996-2019, Anti-Black hate crimes have gone down from 12.98% per 100k to 5.62%. per 100k. However, other race hate crimes have risen since 2014-2019 at a 2.60% per 100k mainly in the Jewish communities. It appears the numbers are improving for one race and that is great. White Americans may have needed a wake up from some systematically racist point of view. However, the problem could also stem from a prejudice caused by the high Black crime rates.
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  6. The Marlins should have gone Catcher in all 20 rounds , what do you think ?
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  7. You bring up a good point with the timeliness of the offense. Often times, this discussion gets pushed into the “luck” category and overall random nature of baseball. Obviously there’s a portion of “clutch” hitting thats random and chance/luck certainly plays a role. It also can be controlled to an extent by constructing your offense in a way where hitters with advanced approaches and overall hit tools are getting more ABs in those clutch situations By the nature of a typical lineup, your 5-7 hitters are going to get a lot of these ABs. Our current group of 5-7 hitters have been a mix of AAA guys and high K, somewhat decent big leaguers. When this is the case, your relying on 1–4 to hit a HR, or string together 2-3 hits in a row to score even a run or two. IMO, the focus this offseason needs to be complimenting this pitching staff with an offense that is much different that the current organizational philosophy. In addition to simply needing better hitters, this offense desperately needs more guys with better hit tools that can grind out at bats in the middle to bottom of the order and at least give you a chance with RISP and less than 2 outs. You score 4 runs a game with this staff, and you’re going to win a lot of games. We have to find a guy or two that has can grind out those tough AB’s rather than chase every slider down and away AB after AB, year after year (Alfaro).
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  8. Tbh very hard to get behind baseball’s draft compared to basketball or football. This is one of the reasons. Also the fact these prospects won’t make an immediate impact on the pro team like Tua did with the Fins Or Tyler Herro with the Heat. I think Khalil Watson was a great pick, and it seems everyone is happy with the picks, as am I. But it would just stink to hype up a player you took then lose him possibly to college ball again. There should be a rule where once a player declares for the draft, you can’t go back into college ball. Isn’t that how March Madness and CFB works? My b just hella curious also.
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  9. Boob Nightengale never changes
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  10. Really bad camerawork so far but hopefully they'll catch up on it.
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  12. My hopes and dreams were just crushed lol - Rich Waltz was hired by the Angels to be their new PBP guy.......no hopes of reuniting Rich/Tommy here 😞
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  14. 1A) Closer 1B) Catcher They should address this at the deadline in prep for next year. Richard Rodriguez and Gregory Soto are just starting to get going plus Jacob Stallings(Rodriguez’s catcher) and Eric Haase(Soto’s catcher) are good and in Stallings case, very good. 2) Manager Problem is that it’s going to be a Yes Man. I would love for them to call Fredi Gonzalez back or Ron Washington because they have experience developing young teams OR a true up and comer like Joe Espada, Mark Prior, Hensley Muelens, or Skip Schumacher. Buck Showwalter would be an awesome choice as well. 3) Hitting coaches Big time and they need to get it right. I would call Mark McGwire and see if we can convince to unretire to return to the bench. Maybe bring in Marcus Thames who’s the AAA manager for the Yanks. This goes for the entire organization top to bottom as well. - I’m going to create an entire thread on this and on this season’s outlook. I just need some time to go through who’s going to be available, stats, etc.
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