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    Starters ERAs

    My bad, must have missed that one Ill try to do better moving forward. Thanks for that update though, i think he could be another very large difference maker.
  2. Interesting, I actually thought the date was much deeper into the season, good to know thanks for the clarification. If i'm understanding this correctly then to avoid all of this the date in question would be about 50 days in from opening day then, correct?
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    Starters ERAs

    Reminder, JC Ramirez also due back this summer as i recall, isnt he? I hadnt heard anything since ST.
  4. Basically everyone here agreed that this was a 500-ish team that might have a shot at wildcard contention if everything broke right. Nothing has broken right but maybe the pen and now we want to dump everyone and basically be SLC and IM debbie downer? Strange times, lol
  5. What is the benefit of it? Is this team going further with him than without him? Is there a reason to start his clock now for an at best 500ish season? Its just too early to make knee jerk reactions in my opinion.
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    Bour's strikeout pitch in the ninth

    A valid point of course, but there has to be some recourse, whereas today there is none. At least it gives something even if it isnt perfect. Plus it would force the umpire into an effort to be more consistent and inline with the robot rather than this guy likes it low this guy high this guy who knows. As with any challenge there would have to be guidelines, it would have to be done before the next pitch or something. It isnt perfect, but its something, which is more than we have today.
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    Bour's strikeout pitch in the ninth

    i disagree he hadnt called it, i agree it was way outside, but its moot, he called it there
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    Bour's strikeout pitch in the ninth

    Of course, but this has been my position on robot umps for a long time actually. Im just using last night as an example. I dont think they should replace live umps, ever in fact, but the option should be there in important situations even on balls and strikes whereas today you cant even ask the ump about it for some silly reason.
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    Bour's strikeout pitch in the ninth

    2-1 count third inning no one on no score ball is close enough batter should have protected, basically everything last nights Bour pitch was not.
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    The Angels Mount Rushmore....

    Ive been hesitant to answer this one as 4 is really rough. My first though was Ryan, Baylor, Vlad, Salmon. Grich, Downing came to mind... and of course Trout But really it makes little sense to not have Trout on it at this point and as much as it pains me to do so i would have to add Trout over Salmon. How some of you can not put Baylor on this disturbs me though.
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    Bour's strikeout pitch in the ninth

    if you go robotic you fix the strike zone too with an electronic box. In this case there is zero assistance, and zero recourse. That needs to be addressed and the robot doesnt do that. Who to you go to to challenge the robot for example? Leave umps in the game just expand the review rules to allow for challenge of balls/strikes in important spots of the game rather than this nonsense that you cant argue them at all.
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    Bour's strikeout pitch in the ninth

    It wouldnt be on anything borderline or in a low impact situation but this one was egregious and in a horrific spot in the game, and yet the Halos had no recourse of any kind. As you say it would be called a ball by any standard, but it wasnt.
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    Bour's strikeout pitch in the ninth

    Agreed, people thinks its an absolute, its not. The idea that you cant actually challenge these though is just silly, it isnt like they cant get that as wrong as anything else.
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    Bour's strikeout pitch in the ninth

    If thats what you got form that, i dont know what to tell you. There is a big difference between slight adjustments and balls that far off, thats where VAR helps. If its close at all, the player should adjust... this is not an example of that. Youre not going to argue shit on or near the black for example, nor are you going to argue even the same call in a scoreless game on a 2-1 count in the third. The situation matters.