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  1. 2 minutes ago, FishFan95 said:

    What happened to Yelich? He is barely better than league average now. While I firmly believe that we lost that trade badly, would still having Yelich even elevate the Marlins to where they need to be?

    Back and leg injuries from carrying that team.

  2. 5 minutes ago, mystikol87 said:

    Sure, but those players are also a lot harder (see: more expensive in terms of talent) to acquire.

    We have a lot of that talent available to spend, man.

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  3. 5 hours ago, FishFan95 said:

    To be fair they did quickly make changes to the catcher collision rule when it went against the mediocre Marlins in 2014 during a regular season game against the Reds.

    They did.

    Because a young, high-profile player (Stanton) was involved. His perfect throw got negated.

  4. 51 minutes ago, rmc523 said:

    It'd be nice to have a synced up view to show where he was when the ball went over, but at the very least he looked to be at least halfway between 2nd and 3rd already by the time the ball had landed, at which point I think he should be given 2 bases from where he was when it went out, which would be scoring.  Had he not passed second when it went over, I'd be ok with putting him at 3rd, because you can't assume he'd have scored from there.

    Yeah that view isn't great. But he was definitely very near third.


    Rays have just been eliminated.

  5. 5 hours ago, rmc523 said:

    I honestly don't know what happened/what play you're referring to, as I haven't watched any baseball in months, but it's the Rays, the league won't care.


    If the roles were reversed and the Red Sox got hosed, there'd be a press conference and the rule changed the next day.

    During the regular season, absolutely.


    This, however, happened on a national stage. The rule changes occur under two circumstances.

    1. National Stage

    2. High-Profile Player / Team


    My examples, and I'll admit some "apples to oranges" stuff here. First for #2:

    No more home plate collisions. Buster Posey getting injured was the catalyst for this. Catchers got trucked for years, got hurt, and said "it's part of the game." Nowadays, young, high-profile star on a team that just won the World Series gets hurt? "We better change the rule." Brett Hayes got absolutely hammered in September of 2010 (ya know, the reason we went after Nyjer Morgan!). Nobody cared. "Part of the game."


    Now example for #!:

    Sliding rules into bases. For years and years and years, takeout slides occurred at second base to prevent double plays. Players got injured for many years. "It's part of the game." Chris Coghlan slides hard into second and breaks Jung Ho Kang's leg in September of 2015. "Well that's unfortunate." Chase Utley slides hard into second and breaks Ruben Tejada's leg in the NLDS, a national stage. "WE HAVE TO CHANGE THIS RULE, NOW."


    In the NFL, it's similar. Patriots vs Chiefs in the AFC Championship a few years ago. The rule hasn't yet changed, but it got everyone talking - Patriots won the coin flip, marched down the field and scored a touchdown. Mahomes didn't get a shot to try and tie it. For years and years and years, it was simply, "it sucks ... but it's how the game goes." As soon as this happened in a game where the winner gets to go to the Super Bowl, AND against a young and high profile superstar, "maybe we should change this rule ..."


    This will, at the very least, get a lot of discussion this off-season, and "how can we make this better?" It's a play that should involve umpire discretion.


    Here's the play in question:



    Yandy Diaz started at first base and was already at third base by the time the ball bounced over. That's where the umpires ended up putting him. He would have very obviously scored on this, because he was on the run with the pitch as well.

    Kiermaier would have possibly ended up at third but wouldn't have been the worst thing ever if they placed him at second.

    This really needed to be an "umpire's discretion" situation.

  6. Just now, SonOfJack said:

    I agree on both Sierra and Brinson likely being non-tendered. I think they'll non-tender Cooper also.

    When is the deadline for arbitration / contract tendering? Might be worth waiting for the CBA getting finalized if we can, see if DH becomes universal. Then Cooper could be tendered a deal then traded.

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