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The 2023 Baseball Season - Things to Come

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by jim1961, Nov 6, 2022.

  1. Marshall Bryant

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    I know there have been changes in Cuba's acceptance of Cuban Born MLB players, but are they accepting ex-patriots on their National Team now?
     
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    357? Where’s the WTF gif?
     
  4. Marshall Bryant

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    They must be anticipating the return of the DEAD BALL. What's that in METERS? ~109?
     
  5. Joe Joe

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    Twins acquiring another CF in Michael A. Taylor from Royals.

    Buxton hurt already or is he a Chas upgrade?
     
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    best news of the offseason
     
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  7. Joe Joe

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    Blue Jays assemble a great defensive OF. Move in fences such that Alvarez throwing people out at home will be as valuable as their rangy LF (Springer, Vashon, or Kiermaier)
     
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    Probably said make the wall 119 meters, but the contractor used yards
     
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    Didn't realize just how long Mondesi has been around now, and just how unimpressive his career has been. Can't stay healthy or take a walk.
     
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    Why are they making the bases larger?
     
  13. Snake Diggit

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    To make stealing bases easier.
     
  14. Tomstro

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    Guilty or not, I guess Clevinger’s career is over.
     
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    I see.

    why are they limiting pickoff throws to first?
     
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    I thought the larger bases was for safety. More space for a runner and fielder to not step on each other. Limiting pickoffs is mostly about MLB's efforts to speed up the game. It will add some interesting strategy. A pitcher can still throw over a 3rd time but if they don't pick off the runner, the runner is awarded 2nd base.
     
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    yeah I figured it had to do with viewer impatience. I actually like that they are getting rid of the shift. Batting averages will go up a little and good defensive players at 2b will be a necessity again. I think.
     
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    Are the distances between bases gonna change with the bigger bases?
     
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    Bases are increasing by 3 in. So I would guess that means the bases will be 4.5 in closer
     
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    Correct, but only 1st-2nd and 2nd-3rd
     
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