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    Cubs to promote 2014 1st rounder, Kyle Schwarber temporarily to DH for 6 upcoming interleague games. Schwarber was a catcher in college but the Cubs apparently want his bat in the majors despite his catching not quite being where it needs to be.
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by TCB 6-4-3 View Post
    Cubs to promote 2014 1st rounder, Kyle Schwarber temporarily to DH for 6 upcoming interleague games. Schwarber was a catcher in college but the Cubs apparently want his bat in the majors despite his catching not quite being where it needs to be.
    He's no Tony Cruz.
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by John D View Post
    He's no Tony Cruz.
    Why would we promote a hitter for interleague play when we can use it an an opportunity to get Kozma more ABs!
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by CheapSeats View Post
    Oz: You are now in charge of the Kozma watch. We will be expecting regular updates on the ongoing clash of the titans - Kozma vs. Haper.
    Kozma Watch!

    After his K today he's down to .268 and Harper put up a HR, 1B, 2B and BB yesterday for 8 TBs, bringing him to 155.

    This may actually not be that sporting afterall...
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by Oz-iz-God View Post
    Kozma Watch!

    After his K today he's down to .268 and Harper put up a HR, 1B, 2B and BB yesterday for 8 TBs, bringing him to 155.

    This may actually not be that sporting afterall...
    Kozma does - indeed - watch many pitches.
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    This clip of Felix Hernandez's kid firing a ceremonial first pitch is just awesome.

    http://deadspin.com/felix-hernandezs...hit-1713057033

    That kid has better form than I've ever had.
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by Oz-iz-God View Post
    That kid has better form than I've ever had.
    Hopefully you atleast step towards your target when you pitch. Also, I hope you don't wear tight-rolled skinny jeans while you pitch either.
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    On the photo above--my dad called to tell me that the father caught the ball all the while holding his son. The play was ruled by the umpires, upon replay review, that the batter was out on fan interference.
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    He's not just holding the baby. He's feeding the baby. Kid is noshing on a bottle dad is holding in place, while stealing an out from an all star 1B. Impressive.
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    Without watching the video I'm going to go ahead and assume that Adrian acted like a little bitch.

    It's a shame when those two teams play someone has to win.
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by Speedy G View Post
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    Like.A.Boss
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    Ryne Sandberg has resigned as Phillies manager. Says he wasn't forced out, just couldn't handle losing or something.
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by Speedy G View Post
    Ryne Sandberg has resigned as Phillies manager. Says he wasn't forced out, just couldn't handle losing or something.
    Wasn't going to do anything other than lose with Howard and Utley shells of their former selves. And that's not even mentioning the pitching.
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by 85cards View Post
    Wasn't going to do anything other than lose with Howard and Utley shells of their former selves. And that's not even mentioning the pitching.
    Amaro is the guy that has to go.

    Difficult to imagine Hamels is still a Phillie, until you realize Amaro is still the GM.
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by Speedy G View Post
    Ryne Sandberg has resigned as Phillies manager. Says he wasn't forced out, just couldn't handle losing or something.
    Something about rats and sinking ships?
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by Speedy G View Post
    Ryne Sandberg has resigned as Phillies manager. Says he wasn't forced out, just couldn't handle losing or something.
    That's a weird reason considering he didn't resign when he was a player.
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by Migratory Redbird View Post
    Something about rats and sinking ships?
    Ryno and the Phillies just never clicked.

    Not as a player.

    Not as a manager.
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    Stanton broken hand, out 4-6 weeks. No HBP or anything. Might have happened on a swing. No ASG/HR derby. Bummer.
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    You have to be a strong bastard to break your hand on a swing. I bet that wasn't so bad when it happened, but I'm sure his next ab was brutal.
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    Hamate bone.

    As a person that bought big on Stanton 2 years ago and now have him on every fantasy team I have, I feel like my taste were just shot on the track. The power won't be back this year. The hamate injury is a season killer even if it's early. The strength just doesn't come back.
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by Oz-iz-God View Post
    Hamate bone.

    As a person that bought big on Stanton 2 years ago and now have him on every fantasy team I have, I feel like my taste were just shot on the track. The power won't be back this year. The hamate injury is a season killer even if it's early. The strength just doesn't come back.
    That will break the hearts of the folks who run the home run derby. I wish they'd just get rid of it altogether.
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by Sonicblast12 View Post
    You have to be a strong bastard to break your hand on a swing. I bet that wasn't so bad when it happened, but I'm sure his next ab was brutal.
    His bat speed would be enough to put a small animal in orbit.
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by Sonicblast12 View Post
    You have to be a strong bastard to break your hand on a swing. I bet that wasn't so bad when it happened, but I'm sure his next ab was brutal.
    Cardinal pitching sawed him off several times. I wonder if one of those jam shots did it.
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by TCB 6-4-3 View Post
    Cardinal pitching sawed him off several times. I wonder if one of those jam shots did it.
    That's a legitimate question. They were getting WAY into his kitchen.
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    Maybe this is why it always seems like Matheny is playing with a 21 man roster

    http://m.mlb.com/cutfour/2015/06/28/...dbpr=241544156
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by TCB 6-4-3 View Post
    Cardinal pitching sawed him off several times. I wonder if one of those jam shots did it.
    News report says it happened Friday night against the Dodgers.
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    Mets' rookie Steve Matz became the first pitcher ever (or at least since 1914) to drive in 4 runs in his major league debut. He was 3-3 with a double and also got the win going 7+ allowing 2 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks striking out 6. Hometown kid; grew up on Long Island.
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    Long live the DH -- not!
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by Migratory Redbird View Post
    News report says it happened Friday night against the Dodgers.
    I assumed he was wondering if the Cards started what ended up being a cumulative effect.
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by John D View Post
    Ryno and the Phillies just never clicked.

    Not as a player.

    Not as a manager.
    You have to wonder if the Cubs saw something no one else did when they passed On the "obvious" choice of Ryno for one of the dozen managerial openings that has come up since he retired.
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    Shame about Stanton.
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    Carrasco just lost a no hitter after 8 2/3.

    Joey Butler gets the 0-2 knock.
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    This dude is just so good for baseball...

    http://ftw.usatoday.com/2015/07/jose...andez-rehabbed

    Welcome back, Jose. Please please please please stay healthy.
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by Oz-iz-God View Post
    This dude is just so good for baseball...

    http://ftw.usatoday.com/2015/07/jose...andez-rehabbed

    Welcome back, Jose. Please please please please stay healthy.
    That's pretty awesome. Here's an great Jose Fernandez GIF.

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    I heard he signs autographs for hours and hours.
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by TCB 6-4-3 View Post
    That's pretty awesome. Here's an great Jose Fernandez GIF.

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    I believe I openly wept in last year's 'other games' thread when his TJ was announced.

    I pretty much stopped working for 6 innings and watched the Marlins today just to see him play. The guy's just constantly smiling. Oh yeah, and he even went yard.

    Him, Stanton, Harper and Trout are the guys in the game I'd pay to watch play right now with Arenado, Simmons, Machado, Kershaw and Scherzer in a tier behind them. A healthy Harvey is in that group as well but he's not quite back yet. Bryant, Correa and Pederson may get there as well.

    Apart from Kershaw and Scherzer, I believe every guy in that group is 25 or younger. The wave of talent in baseball right now is extraordinary.
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    45 feet in the left blinker goes on and Dee Gordon has no chance.

    Missed ya, Jose...
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    The Mariners turned a 3-6-2 triple play

    http://m.mlb.com/cutfour/2015/07/26/...-2-triple-play
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    So in honor of my fascination with Jose Fernandez gifs, it seems only fair to put this one here.

    Just....how?

    EDIT: Well crap - I can't embed it.

    http://www.gfycat.com/MeagerImpureLaughingthrush

    Here - Carlos Martinez doing whiffle-ball stuff.
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by Oz-iz-God View Post
    So in honor of my fascination with Jose Fernandez gifs, it seems only fair to put this one here.

    Just....how?

    EDIT: Well crap - I can't embed it.

    http://www.gfycat.com/MeagerImpureLaughingthrush

    Here - Carlos Martinez doing whiffle-ball stuff.
    I don't see how it's physically possible to throw that kinda stuff. That pitch is 96 MPH! How does it even have time to move like that??
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by GoCrazy View Post
    I don't see how it's physically possible to throw that kinda stuff. That pitch is 96 MPH! How does it even have time to move like that??
    The Magnus effect does some cool shit...

    The short answer is lots and lots of RPMs...
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    Minor league team loses after forgetting to touch home plate on what would have been a home run giving them the lead in the top of the 9th

    http://m.mlb.com/cutfour/2015/07/27/...te-on-home-run
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by Oz-iz-God View Post
    The Magnus effect does some cool shit...

    The short answer is lots and lots of RPMs...
    Peavey is about the only guy I can think of who could get that kind of run with that velocity. Freakish.
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    I am convinced that Mike Trout is actually impossible to get out if he doesn't feel like getting out.

    Kenley Jansen is the hardest guy in baseball to hit right now. He gets Trout to a 1-2 count and Trout proceeds to foul off 5 or 6 straight pitches before he finally works the count full and blasts a down and in fastball out of the park.

    It's unreal. How the hell does the guy ever make an out?

    He genuinely rattled Jansen, who then gave up a 440 foot strike to Pujols that just hooked foul.

    Mike Trout is not human.
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    Starling Marte threw out Phillips, the tying run, for out #2 in the ninth, then made a tough diving catch w/ two men on for out #3.

    http://m.mlb.com/news/article/140266...tellar-defense
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by Oz-iz-God View Post

    Mike Trout is not human.
    Albert Pujols used to not be human, once.

    Mike Trout is a very scary hitter right now. Wish we had someone like that. Just one.
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by The Iguana View Post
    Albert Pujols used to not be human, once.

    Mike Trout is a very scary hitter right now. Wish we had someone like that. Just one.
    I really thought we might get one of those guys this year.

    A David Green for Jack Clark trade would solve much.
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by The Iguana View Post
    Albert Pujols used to not be human, once.

    Mike Trout is a very scary hitter right now. Wish we had someone like that. Just one.
    I was watching that game and Kenely was in shock the Angel commentators as well as a footnote they mentioned that Pujols was batting just 230 in July after tearing it up in June. I guess the slumps are getting longer for Albert
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