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This has been the worst deal in the history of OMNICHATTER! for May 14, 2018

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Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 14, 2018 at 01:22 PM | 52 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 14, 2018 at 02:00 PM (#5671986)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS WIN OR LOSE TODAY?!
   2. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 14, 2018 at 02:37 PM (#5672025)
The ever-popular New York Yankees became the first MLB team to reach the 1 million home attendance milestone, benefiting a bit from a front-loaded home schedule to offset some lousy early-season weather. They lead the league in attendance at home & on the road. Without a dome, even!
   3. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: May 14, 2018 at 02:56 PM (#5672047)
Quintana doesn't appear to have pin point control today.
   4. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: May 14, 2018 at 03:23 PM (#5672071)
The ever-popular New York Yankees

in much the same way that Bubonic was the most popular plague of the Middle Ages.
   5. Bote Man Posted: May 14, 2018 at 03:24 PM (#5672072)
It must be 98 degrees in Chicago this afternoon.
   6. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: May 14, 2018 at 03:25 PM (#5672075)
Last HR wins.

It must be 98 degrees in Chicago this afternoon.

Mid-70s. But very humid, and wind probably blowing straight out.
   7. Bote Man Posted: May 14, 2018 at 03:27 PM (#5672080)
Mike Puma @NYPost_Mets
Dave Eiland on the idea Noah Syndergaard has underperformed: "He's spent, what, 2 1/2 years in the big leagues? So I don't know where all the expectations came from, I wasn't here for all that, but he is yet to do a whole lot at the major league level."
   8. Jess Franco Posted: May 14, 2018 at 03:52 PM (#5672110)
It must be 98 degrees in Chicago this afternoon.

Mid-70s. But very humid, and wind probably blowing straight out

Compared to the Braves last visit, everyone will take it.

Not that it matters to Ozzie.
   9. Panik on the streets of London (Trout! Trout!) Posted: May 14, 2018 at 04:07 PM (#5672125)
but he is yet to do a whole lot at the major league level."


and yet, he's outperformed Dave Eiland.
   10. Panik on the streets of London (Trout! Trout!) Posted: May 14, 2018 at 04:09 PM (#5672127)
Dave Eiland on the idea Noah Syndergaard has underperformed:


The Mets are the ones who have underperformed; Noah Syndergaard has been just fine. I wish he didn't get hurt last year, but aside from that there is really not much to quibble with about Noah since he came up.
   11. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 14, 2018 at 04:10 PM (#5672128)
Coley Harvey, ESPN Staff Writer

The Yankees today returned 3B Brandon Drury (blurred vision) from his rehab assignment, officially reinstating him from the 10-day disabled list and optioning him to Triple-A Scranton. His rehab assignment, which had been occurring both at Triple-A and Double-A Trenton, was slated to end this week.

Might take an injury to create a roster spot for Drury. Miguel Andujar has cooled off a bit from his torrid start, but his .754 OPS is still better than what Drury produced, so the burden will be on Drury to demonstrate that he is the better option going forward. Could happen, but I think Andujar is the better player, although we may not have seen what a healthy Drury could contribute.
   12. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: May 14, 2018 at 04:24 PM (#5672143)
Somebody needs to punch Jose Bautista in the face.
   13. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: May 14, 2018 at 04:41 PM (#5672156)
Have the Mets really underperformed? They are on pace for 85-86 wins. If anything, that might be better than expected at this point. It's mediocre team, with a mediocre payroll, with a mediocre GM.
   14. Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: May 14, 2018 at 04:43 PM (#5672157)
Moises Alou...Jorge Posada...Jameson Taillon!
   15. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: May 14, 2018 at 04:45 PM (#5672161)
Hate the head first slide into first.

Also, Almora is so slow, perhaps for him it actually is faster to get there that way...
   16. Panik on the streets of London (Trout! Trout!) Posted: May 14, 2018 at 04:48 PM (#5672166)
Have the Mets really underperformed? They are on pace for 85-86 wins. If anything, that might be better than expected at this point. It's mediocre team, with a mediocre payroll, with a mediocre GM.


I was more referring to last season when Noah + everyone got hurt. It is kind of ludicrous that the pitching coach is making like Noah could have been better since he came up. If you want to say the Mets haven't underperformed, I won't disagree with you. He won the only world series game he pitched in. He pitched great as a rookie, got CYA votes as a sophomore, and in the partial seasons he pitched in since then has been perfectly fine.

EDIT: also didn't give up any runs in the 1 game playoff vs SFG.
   17. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: May 14, 2018 at 05:00 PM (#5672175)
Syndergaard has been very good to excellent. If one wants to argue that he could be better, I wouldn't disagree because he certainly has as much raw talent as any pitcher in the league. But his performance today has certainly been very good and there isn't always a 1:1 relationship between talent and effectiveness.
   18. Panik on the streets of London (Trout! Trout!) Posted: May 14, 2018 at 05:09 PM (#5672186)
I think he could get better for sure but to argue that to date he has underperformed or in Eiland's words "not done a whole lot at the MLB level" is pretty crazy.

edited to quote exactly from eiland
   19. Bote Man Posted: May 14, 2018 at 05:23 PM (#5672196)
J. Baez cried out and fell backwards while tagging Culberson charging into 2B on a steal attempt. It was a performance worthy of a soccer player, but then he got up and completed the inning as if nothing had happened. Apparently Culberson's spikes grazed the outside of Javy's left foot. The trainer looked it over and he stayed in the game, not limping nor favoring the left foot.
   20. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: May 14, 2018 at 05:34 PM (#5672201)
Bryant up, based loaded, 2 outs, trailing by 1...
   21. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: May 14, 2018 at 05:35 PM (#5672202)
J. Baez cried out and fell backwards while tagging Culberson charging into 2B on a steal attempt. It was a performance worthy of a soccer player, but then he got up and completed the inning as if nothing had happened.

The guy was called out. What exactly would his incentive be there to fake something?
   22. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: May 14, 2018 at 05:36 PM (#5672204)
Still not clutch
   23. Jess Franco Posted: May 14, 2018 at 05:39 PM (#5672206)
That was interesting.

I actually think Drury is better short term, but Andújar is your future, and I don't see why he can't learn to take bad pitches for balls in the majors.

Sorry, Mr. Pipp.
   24. Jess Franco Posted: May 14, 2018 at 05:43 PM (#5672209)
The Braves look for real to me. The NL Central looks like the best division overall, the NL East ain't too shabby.
   25. stanmvp48 Posted: May 14, 2018 at 06:05 PM (#5672233)
NL West is 4-16 starting last Thursday.
   26. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: May 14, 2018 at 06:25 PM (#5672248)
The guy was called out. What exactly would his incentive be there to fake something?
Plus the fact, if you've seen even a second of Javy's local TV ads (car dealership, I think?), you know all too well that he is completely incapable of acting in any way, shape or form.
   27. Jess Franco Posted: May 14, 2018 at 07:07 PM (#5672261)
After today's win, the Braves have the third-best record in baseball.
   28. Astroenteritis Posted: May 14, 2018 at 07:08 PM (#5672263)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS WIN OR LOSE TODAY?!


Funny, I was thinking the same thing about the Astros, though if they lose, it will likely be by just not scoring any runs.
At least one of our teams will win.
   29. Jay Seaver Posted: May 14, 2018 at 07:15 PM (#5672267)
That NESN brought Johnny Gomes back for more this year is incomprehensible. I might genuinely prefer Steve Lyons.
   30. Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: May 14, 2018 at 07:33 PM (#5672277)
Really? I like Gomes. Yeah a bit too much McGritty Clutchiness but when he gets into the details he’s pretty good and he is amusing. I will go on a five state killing spree if they go to Lyons on any regular basis.
   31. Jay Seaver Posted: May 14, 2018 at 07:43 PM (#5672278)
He drives me up the wall. He spends 90% of the time saying really obvious things (or just repeating O'Brien), but in the deliberate, emphasize-every-word way that makes it sound like he thinks he's saying something profound. He also seems to go into games with three things he's going to say five times. He'll have one or two moments when he gets into interesting details, but the rest makes it not worth it.

Aside: HIT!

It doesn't help that, where Orsillo was really good at getting the best out of his partners, O'Brien tends to bring out the worst.
   32. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: May 14, 2018 at 08:09 PM (#5672287)
Manaea NOT impossible to score on for Red Sox! Mookie single, SB, wild pitch, single by Bennie, Red Sox playing small ball!
   33. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: May 14, 2018 at 08:10 PM (#5672288)
error, Hanley single brings in another. Sox up 2-1 now.
   34. Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: May 14, 2018 at 08:13 PM (#5672291)
Jay - I’m with you on O’Brien vs. Orsillo. That was such an unforced error. He should’ve been the Sox’ Scully (not as good natch). He should’ve been here for 50 years though. Local kid, trained by Joe Castiglione, loved by the majority of fans and as you note very good at getting the best out of people. He was someone that seems to be genuinely liked by people.

It’s funny because Lucchino often was the fall guy for the mistakes made by the org but from what I’ve read he was Orsillo’s biggest backer. I read somewhere that NESN wanted to boot Orsillo in 2012 and Lucchino put his foot down. I’m sure it’s not coincidental that the year Lucchino left Orsillo got punted.
   35. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: May 14, 2018 at 08:37 PM (#5672307)
Great, I walk away for 15 minutes and Porcello has shat the bed, Sox now down 4-2. This normal, average Porcello is not as fun as randomly awesome, not sure when he'll show up Porcello. Boo to this version of Porcello.
   36. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: May 14, 2018 at 08:42 PM (#5672308)
Did anyone see the play at the plate just now in KC? Hechavarria ran through a stop see him and was beaten by a mile, but he swerved around the tag (no slide), came nowhere near the plate, then turned around, dove for the plate with his right arm, pulled it back and touched home with his left hand while Perez was trying to tag his right arm.

Royals didn't challenge. Is there no limit to how far the runner can go from the plate in that situation? Could he have led Perez in a Benny Hill chase scene without ever being called out unless tagged?
   37. Jay Seaver Posted: May 14, 2018 at 08:47 PM (#5672310)
Mookie's a good enough baserunner to get caught in the rundown well.
   38. rconn23 Posted: May 14, 2018 at 09:00 PM (#5672316)
Rick Porcello's career has been something else. Highly touted prospect, good rookie year, then a whole lot of mediocre, one very good year, a great year, mediocre again, and ... this year. Great, but the inevitable regression has begun. Just weird.
   39. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: May 14, 2018 at 09:02 PM (#5672318)
Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: May 14, 2018 at 03:23 PM (#5672071)
The ever-popular New York Yankees

in much the same way that Bubonic was the most popular plague of the Middle Ages.


That made me laugh, even being a Yankee fan. Thank you, funny guy.
   40. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: May 14, 2018 at 09:16 PM (#5672328)
Red Sox determined to keep breathing, now down only 4-5.
   41. Jay Seaver Posted: May 14, 2018 at 09:28 PM (#5672335)
Red Sox also determined not to make it too easy on themselves.
   42. Jay Seaver Posted: May 14, 2018 at 09:41 PM (#5672344)
Ah, man, that looked good for Swihart. No such luck, though.

I'm really hoping something works out for him when someone picks him up after he's DFA'd to make room for Pedroia.
   43. Benji Gil Gamesh VII - The Opt-Out Awakens Posted: May 14, 2018 at 09:45 PM (#5672348)
Gomes is awful.

And I still feel like I'm owed a plausible explanation for them shitcanning Orsillo.
   44. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 14, 2018 at 09:55 PM (#5672359)
The Yankees surge to a half-game lead in the AL East, on an off day, no less. That's a full-game in the all important loss column, of course.
   45. Bote Man Posted: May 14, 2018 at 11:06 PM (#5672412)
Marty Brennaman is sitting in the SF Giants radio booth for an inning with Jon Miller, who prompted Marty to declare Joey Votto as "the best hitter in the history of [the Reds] franchise". I'm still picking my jaw off the floor.

edit: Now in the bottom of the 3rd the Real Marty Brennaman has emerged.
   46. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: May 14, 2018 at 11:17 PM (#5672436)
The Yankees surge to a half-game lead in the AL East, on an off day, no less. That's a full-game in the all important loss column, of course.

Just got back from dinner a few minutes ago and saw this. What a nice surprise.

OTOH the Red Sox at least have the consolation of not having been no-hit by Manaea this time around. Maybe next time.
   47. Bote Man Posted: May 14, 2018 at 11:27 PM (#5672448)
Could he have led Perez in a Benny Hill chase scene without ever being called out unless tagged?

Would pay money to see this.
   48. Bote Man Posted: May 14, 2018 at 11:30 PM (#5672450)
I'm really hoping something works out for him when someone picks him up after he's DFA'd to make room for Pedroia.

Mike Rizzo is on the phone now.
   49. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 14, 2018 at 11:31 PM (#5672452)
Now in the bottom of the 3rd the Real Marty Brennaman has emerged.
We only hurt the ones we love?
   50. Bote Man Posted: May 15, 2018 at 12:29 AM (#5672473)
José Peraza has now made 2 errors in the same inning at shortstop. Giants loaded the bases instead of being out of the inning.

edit: Mild-mannered reporter Kelby Tomlinson grounds out meekly to end the threat, so the error doesn't cost the Reds a run.
   51. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 15, 2018 at 12:32 AM (#5672475)
I see the Angels are 1 out from a win. But are they just toying with poor El Hombre?

EDIT: The Baseball Gods showed mercy.
   52. Bote Man Posted: May 15, 2018 at 02:13 AM (#5672487)
I'd just like to point out that Bartolo Colon sits at #9 on the leader board with a WHIP of 0.900

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