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Topic: ~2022 MLB Thread~

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ELA

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~2022 MLB Thread~
« on: February 10, 2022, 03:22:53 PM »
Hey the sides agreed to a draft lottery and a universal DH today, so baby steps?

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Re: ~2022 MLB Thread~
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2022, 09:48:56 PM »
They really aren't far on much.   I could see some shortened season, certainly a abridged spring.

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Re: ~2022 MLB Thread~
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2022, 09:58:40 PM »
They really aren't far on much.  I could see some shortened season, certainly a abridged spring.
In 1990 they reached an agreement March 14, had a three week Spring Training and started April 9.

I might be slightly off on those dates, but they are roughly correct.

I could certainly live with a 148 game season, that knocked off two weeks of playing in snow

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Re: ~2022 MLB Thread~
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2022, 08:03:30 PM »
What irks me is that the teams are still actively, enthusiastically selling full-priced spring training tickets.  

Assholes.
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Re: ~2022 MLB Thread~
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2022, 01:24:11 PM »
The players I know all think ST is far too long.  

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Re: ~2022 MLB Thread~
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2022, 02:25:31 PM »
The players I know all think ST is far too long. 
Maybe I'll just be accused of knowing nothing about baseball, which is true, but I can't understand why spring training would need to be very long at all. 

I don't see baseball as requiring the level of team cohesion of a football, or basketball, or soccer, etc. 

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Re: ~2022 MLB Thread~
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2022, 02:39:13 PM »
I'm told that 60 years ago, a lot of players showed up having done little to stay in shape, so there was a need for that aspect, conditioning.  Nowadays, nobody shows up except in top shape, no one (and they are still sore for a week or so).  I think it's mostly for the minor leaguers now to get some time to show their stuff.  The major leaguers play little, work on some basics to stay sharp.  

I know when I was 25, I could get in pretty good shape in a week, easy.  I can't do anything like that now of course.  But they all say it lasts too long today, the are ex major leaguers.

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Re: ~2022 MLB Thread~
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2022, 03:48:09 PM »
Yeah the pitchers need to get stretched out, but that's about it.  With all of the data and video they have, they don't really need to see minor leaguers prove they deserve a spot either

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Re: ~2022 MLB Thread~
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2022, 06:14:00 PM »
Pitchers used to work on bunting, and of course that tricky play covering first base.

Steve Avery old me that he would throw hard between starts in the regular season, I had thought they rested the second day entirely, and then threw some long toss maybe, and then on day three maybe a sim inning.

How many bunts happened last year?  How many complete games?

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Re: ~2022 MLB Thread~
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2022, 06:26:39 PM »
I'm told that 60 years ago, a lot of players showed up having done little to stay in shape, so there was a need for that aspect, conditioning.  Nowadays, nobody shows up except in top shape, no one (and they are still sore for a week or so).  I think it's mostly for the minor leaguers now to get some time to show their stuff.  The major leaguers play little, work on some basics to stay sharp. 

I know when I was 25, I could get in pretty good shape in a week, easy.  I can't do anything like that now of course.  But they all say it lasts too long today, the are ex major leaguers.
i know that's hyperbole (or maybe just a joke that wooooshed), but there's 0 chance that no one shows up out of shape. in every sport i follow, there is always at least 1 player you were counting on that shows up out of shape. and that's with all the offseason babysitting teams do.

having said that, outside of curling, pool, and golf, baseball is probably the sport it's least imperative to be tip top shape coming in.

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Re: ~2022 MLB Thread~
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2022, 07:26:22 PM »
Isnt there supposed to be a players strike happening?

Sorry if this has been already discussed.
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Re: ~2022 MLB Thread~
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2022, 07:44:17 PM »
Isnt there supposed to be a players strike happening?

Sorry if this has been already discussed.
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Re: ~2022 MLB Thread~
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2022, 08:36:47 PM »
Isnt there supposed to be a players strike happening?

Sorry if this has been already discussed.
Yeah, this is about how accurate your posts are.
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Re: ~2022 MLB Thread~
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2022, 08:48:01 PM »
Yeah, this is about how accurate your posts are.
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