2017 MLB Season

Discussion in 'Baseball' started by Leonardfan, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. Carolina Speed

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    I've been wanting to post more about Freeman, just haven't had the time lately. Thanks Freethinker. I've mentioned before that Freeman's stats are better than Jim Thome's at this point in his career and Thome went on to hit over 600 HR's.
     
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  2. Leonardfan

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    Freeman is out for 10 weeks now - probably won't be back until August. He was hit by a pitch and fractured his wrist. In the same game Kevin Pillar called a Braves pitcher a f_ggot and has been suspended two games by the MLB. Also, in that game Jose Bautista displayed that supposed Latino emotion again that BSPN just drivels over and says is good for the game which it is not. He hit a HR and proceeded to stare down the pitcher and than do an obnoxious bat flip. Luckily white Braves 2B Jace Peterson gave him a talking to as did catcher Kurt Suzuki. Bautista is a real annoying presence in baseball and I have no doubt that he did do PEDs when you look at his career numbers.

    https://www.si.com/mlb/2017/05/18/eric-oflahrety-jose-bautista-blue-jays-braves-benches-clear-video
     
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  3. Freethinker

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    Of course I jinxed Freeman by writing that glowing post about him. Darn fluke injury :BangHead::BangHead:
     
  4. Carolina Speed

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    Mike Trout showing the East Coast why he's the best player in MLB., is 2 - 2, D, HR, 3 RBI,SB and 2 BB's. against the NY Mets! Trout has now reached base in 38 of 40 games! I can't say it enough, we are witnessing the most complete player in the history of MLB! This man does it all, all the time! What's more, is that he's doing it on a terrible team. It's mind blowing to think what he would do if he were on a team on a team like Colorado, Arizona, or Washington!
     
  5. Carolina Speed

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    HR's last night:
    Trout, LAA. 15th, now shares the league lead!
    Harper, WAS. 14th
    Conforto, NYM. (2) 13th
    Lamb, ARZ. 12th
    Bour, MIA. 12th
    Blackmon, COL. (2) 11th
    Rizzo, CHI. 9th
    Trout is now tied or leads the league in HR's, BA., OBP., SLG., OPS., and OPS+!...and of course WAR!
     
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  6. BonnieBlue

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    Interestingly, HR and K rates are both at historic highs thus far in 2017. The modern day batter is swinging for the fences like no time in history.
     
  7. Carolina Speed

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    I don't know about the rest of the league, but Mike Trout's K's are down 3% this year and he's swinging at the first pitch 15% more, laying off the high pitches and he's at a higher BA. and is hitting more HR's. I posted some of these stats on the MT thread. A lot of interesting articles on how and why MT keeps getting better on a terrible team. Barring catastrophe, we are witnessing quite possibly the greatest MLB player of all time. Ty Cobb is my all time favorite player and I consider him the best and one of the most intelligent players, though I could easily argue for Ruth, but Trout is Cobb with more power. (BTW, Cobb had power and was a genius!), he just happen to play in the dead ball era)
     
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  8. DixieDestroyer

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    A$$wipe groidian Braves "security" takes ball from young White kid. These untermenschen always get an attitude when given any semblance of "power". :shakehead:

    Thankfully, the Braves are going to give the youngster a signed ball. :)

    http://es.pn/2qYwkGN
     
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  9. Leonardfan

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    I saw that. Imagine if the security guard was white and the man and kid were black. Think of the fake racism cries that would be coming from everywhere.
     
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    Standard cultmarx hypocrisy & contrived "uproar".
     
  11. Carolina Speed

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    Trout smashes his MLB leading 16th HR 443ft. today against the Marlins!
    Harper hit his 15th HR last night!
    I'm loving that these two men are the most dominant players in MLB! Plus Kershaw, Kuechel, and Strasburg dominating the pitching scene.
     
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