Angel Oracle

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  1. Angel Oracle

    2019 PGA Tour Championship thread

    Andddd Danny Noonan dominates the 4th round and takes home the grand prize. X-man is runner-up, and well done on the hole-in-one yesterday.
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    Jhoulys Chacin

    He did have success with SD and Milwaukee in 2017 and 2018 after leaving here. But talk about falling off a cliff? 2018 - 15-8 record, 3.50 ERA, 1.16 WHIP 2019 - 3-10 record, 5.79 ERA, 1.55 WHIP
  3. Marsh’s .383 OBP is now second in the Southern League, just .003 behind the leader, at age 21. Let that sink in. Maybe 2020-ASB promotion to the parent club? Leadoff guy here until the power develops? Also has 17 for 22 SBs.
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    Players weekend uniforms

    The nicknames are cool for a weekend. The rest of it, not so much. One nice tribute: nine players throughout MLB are wearing “Love you Ty” instead of their chosen nickname.
  5. That had to be their reasoning. It sure wasn't his numbers through 2018. Interesting 2019 WAR stat: Gerrit Cole has pretty much the same WAR that Hosmer/Machado have collectively.
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    What is it that Eppler/Ausmus see in Garcia?

    "He wants the rightyyyy! The wiiiild thingggg. The grab your throat and choke thingggg!"
  7. I still don't get what the Padres were thinking. Machado was not a household name like Trout, Stanton, Betts, Verlander, etc. are. He is an immature hothead. He only had three .800+ OPS seasons through 2018, while playing in a great hitters' park. He only put up an .825 OPS after being rescued from the O's by a Dogs team with a deep lineup. $300 million? A true head scratcher
  8. But wait, there's more. They are making $53 million combined this season, and putting up a sub .800 OPS on average for each (.780 Hosmer, .805 Machado). This in the era of the HR and BB My sub .800 OPS prediction this season for Machado is gaining traction. He has a .483 OPS so far in August (74 at bats).
  9. Just think, they spent $444 million on two guys who quite frankly are decent/solid to maybe very solid (well, aside from Machado's maturity level) and nothing more.
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    Arm Mismanagement

    That is a good point. The pitchers as a group seem to have odd deliveries, nothing simple like Maddux had. Is a pitcher's delivery something they take into consideration, before bringing a pitcher aboard?
  11. The Padres were duped. Hosmer had ONE strong season in 2017 (OPS 60 pts higher than it had ever been), and before that decent/solid years. But nothing warranting 8 years/$144 million Just call him GMJ II.
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    On This Day in Baseball History

    Yesterday marked 30 years since Nolan Ryan struck out his 5000th career batter (Rickey Henderson), becoming the first ever to do so.
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    2019 PGA Tour Championship thread

    X-man's round was actually at least 2 shots better than the next best. Today, some struggles (+1 through 9), and the golfers are currently in a rain delay.
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    Trumped

    He is Mayor Quimby-esque.