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The 2020 Baseball Season - Things to Come

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by jim1961, Jul 19, 2020.

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    Astros ended “moneyball”?

    I’ll guess he’ll be back within 5 years.
     
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    He pioneered a lot of what is happening today, but I guess he realized hes just spinning his wheels at this point and that there are other GMs/franchises that do it better and have passed him up. This hopefully makes it a lot easier for the Astros within the division for years to come, depending on the next hire and since ownership never spends money.
     
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    Ran him out of town
     
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    The Dodgers lost. At least there is that.
     
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    They were still winning 97 games a year with virtually zero overpaid players.

    The randomness of the post season results is just that. Has nothing to do with the system he built.

    he’s either bored... or he’s angling to take over another team. Apparently the Red Sox requested permission this past year before they hired Bloom. They’ve never been able to let go.
     
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    WSJ has a very good article on this today. Beane co-chairs a special interest fund that will merge with the Red Sox (and Liverpool) ownership group and go public. So Beane will own a part of the Red Sox, creating a conflict of interest.

    So the word is he will work with that group on other sports properties, especially in soccer, that they own or might buy.

    You have to suspect eventually that will lead him back to the Red Sox directly.
     
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    Dude just loves to have his ego massaged.
     
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    Lol **** Bauer.
     
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    Watching the fraudgers get worked on is a great feeling.
     
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    GO BRAVES!
     
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    #533 J.R., Oct 13, 2020
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    Dodgers nearly comeback but lose 8-7
     
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    Very few people actually read the book and know what "moneyball" even is.
     
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    it’s about getting fat kids to switch fielding positions.
     
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    Key-Offseason Dates:

    October 28: Players can file for free agency / A.J. Hinch and Jeff Luhnow reinstated by MLB.

    November 1: Deadline to extend a Qualifying Offer to free agents / Free Agency begins at 4:01pm Central.

    November 2: Finalists for major MLB awards announced

    November 3: Gold Glove winners announced

    November 9: Rookies of the Year announced

    November 10: Managers of the Year announced

    November 11: Cys Young winners announced / Deadline to accept or reject Qualifying Offer

    November 12: MVPs announced

    November 16: 2021 Hall of Fame ballot announced

    November 20: Deadline to add Rule 5-eligible players to the 40-Man Roster.

    December 2: Deadline to tender a contract to arbitration-eligible players.

    December 6-10: Winter Meetings in Dallas (or, more likely, Zoom)

    December 10: Rule 5 Draft

    http://www.astroscounty.com/2020/10/thursday-morning-hot-links_29.html
     
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