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  1. My Punishment Proposal For Players Who Test Positive For PEDs

    http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/23512723/robinson-cano-seattle-mariners-suspended-80-games-violating-joint-drug-agreement is titled "Mariners' Robinson Cano suspended 80 games by MLB." Michael Kay said that the only way to eliminate PEDs is to give a lifetime ban for a first positive test. I have a proposal that is not a lifetime ban, but is much bigger than the current 80 games. I propose that after a first positive test, players can never make more than the MLB minimum. Therefore...

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    05-22-18 07:29 AM Go to last post
  2. Wildcard Teams, Length of Games, & Radical Change Suggestion

    I don't think it's fair for a one-game playoff deciding which of the 2 wild card teams make it to the divisional best-of-five series. My suggestion is to have a best-of-three series. 3 days (Tues/Wed/Thurs) in a row at the #1 seed's home ballpark. This is to eliminate any extra travel issues. The revenues generated for all games are equally divided between the 3 organizations. The wildcard team with the better record is the "home team" for the 1st & 3rd games. Consequently, both divisional...

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    05-21-18 05:43 PM Go to last post
  3. Legalized Sports Betting and MLB

    With the recent SCOTUS decision and the prominence of New Jersey in the discussion, I think this is threadworthy. Here is some material: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/14/us/politics/supreme-court-sports-betting-new-jersey.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/22847790/nba-mlb-preparing-profit-supreme-court-ruling-new-jersey-gambling-case

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    05-16-18 10:15 AM Go to last post
  4. Too early to start talking about the one game playoff?

    I personally think with Cano out, the playoff teams are already set in the AL. The only question is weather or not the Yankees or Red Sox face Ohtani. I’d still take the Yanks or Sox at home against Ohtani in a one game playoff, but by no means am I confident. Very possible that a 100 win team gets bounced in the Wild Card round, whether it be against Verlander, Ohtani, or Paxton.

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    05-15-18 03:03 PM Go to last post
  5. 2013 MLB Draft Redo, Judge vs Kris Bryant

    So far the only All Stars to come out of that draft are Kris Bryant, Aaron Judge, and Corey Knebel. Should also be noted the Yankees have first rounders Clint Frazier (#5 overall) and Billy McKinney (#24 overall) still in the organization. Kris Bryant and Aaron Judge are pretty similar players at this point, but gun to my head I’d still probably take Bryant.

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    05-12-18 09:07 PM Go to last post
  6. Poll: Who has a better year in 2018 Gray/Price

    A month in and David Price and Sonny Gray have both been disappointments to say the least Gary 27 IP, 1-2, 6.67 ERA, 1.926 WHIP, 4.5 IP per start Price 37 IP, 2-4, 5.11 ERA, 1.405 WHIP, 5.3 IP per start So which one "turns it around" and has a better year. The answer to this question might have a lot to do with which team wins the AL East this year.

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    05-05-18 02:35 AM Go to last post
  7. MLBPA files grievance against the Marlins, Rays, A's and Pirates


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    03-14-18 04:58 AM Go to last post
  8. What team won the World Series the year you were born?

    What team won the World Series the year you were born? You don't have to say the year, just the team. For me it is the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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    03-04-18 05:15 AM Go to last post
  9. Ex Yankees Prospect Dustin Fowler suing whitesox for his injury


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    03-03-18 04:47 PM Go to last post
  10. Proof: The balls are juiced

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/x-rays-of-mlb-baseballs-provide-further-compelling-evidence-that-the-balls-are-juiced/ar-BBJLeC9?ocid=spartanntp Basically they have proven that the ball is different in a variety of ways and that the change occurred in 2015. Wonder what everyone thinks of this?

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    03-01-18 08:53 PM Go to last post
  11. Todd Frazier signs with the Mets

    The Mets just signed Todd Frazier to a two $17 million deal. Since he made $13 million last year, the Mets got him at a good discount. I liked Frazier, a NJ homeboy. Given David Wrights health Problems Todd should provide good insurance at third. Way to go Todd. I wish you well Andy

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    02-07-18 04:31 PM Go to last post
  12. Ken Giles gearing up for big time 2018

    “The past is the past, I mean I have to learn from my experiences. It was my first time though, I mean nothing is going to be perfect, nothing is going to be great as always, but at the very end we came up on top and that’s all that mattered. I am just going to learn from my experience and make the best out of it,”-Ken Giles

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    02-01-18 11:30 AM Go to last post
  13. Hall of Fame Results

    What a joke. While Roger Clemens, Mike Mussina, and Curt Schilling will be sitting on the outside looking in, Jack Morris and Trevor Hoffman will be inducted this summer. This is supposed o be about baseball’s biggest stars. Really?

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    01-26-18 09:45 PM Go to last post
  14. 2018 Nyyfans Yahoo FBB

    Season starts early this year. Wanted to toss this out there.... are we on again? If so I’m in. We should make it roto instead of cats this year!

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    01-26-18 05:14 PM Go to last post
  15. Best Names In Baseball

    There are some great ones out there, but this guy goes to the front of the line: https://www.sbnation.com/mlb/2018/1/8/16863844/dick-lovelady-richard-kansas-city-royals-minor-league

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    01-23-18 12:05 AM Go to last post
  16. Plane Registered To Roy Halladay

    Involved in deadly crash in the Gulf of Mexico. Story developing.

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    01-20-18 01:01 PM Go to last post
  17. Loria agrees to sell Marlins to Sherman/Jeter group. Jeter to take the role of CEO.


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    12-22-17 01:26 AM Go to last post
  18. Evan Longoria Traded To The Giants

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" tw-align-center ><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Full deal: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rays?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Rays</a> send Longoria and cash considerations to <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Giants?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Giants</a> for Christian Arroyo, Denard Span, Stephen Woods, Matt Krook.</p>&mdash; Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) <a href="https://twitter.com/TBTimes_Rays/status/943524818988818432?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 20,...

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    12-21-17 02:49 AM Go to last post
  19. Former Tigers Morris amd Trammell elected to Hall of Fame

    Former Detroit Tigers Jack Morris and Alan Trammell were selected by the Modern Era Committee.

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    12-14-17 08:48 AM Go to last post
  20. Red Sox prospect Daniel Flores dead at age 17

    Red Sox Prospect Daniel Flores dead at age 17 https://mobile.twitter.com/alexspeier?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor Trying to edit title to be more proper and descriptive.

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    11-10-17 08:23 AM Go to last post

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