2016 AL Wild Card Live Blog
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Jeff Sullivan
7:04
I always want to see this
Bork
7:04
Why don't more teams take flyers on fringe RP like Biagini in the rule 5 drafts?
Carson Cistulli
7:05
Among the players who find success follow the Rule 5 draft, relievers are probably overrepresented.
Minty
7:05
Do hip issues generally heal over the offseason?
Carson Cistulli
7:05
Relievers and maybe backup catchers?
Jeff Sullivan
7:05
We don't know what's actually wrong. The Jays examined him but word won't be public until the playoffs are over, I'm sure
Cameron
7:05
Will Jason Grilli see this game?
Jeff Sullivan
7:05
Well hopefully he's there
BK
7:06
this is the best called strike audio of any broadcast all year
Carson Cistulli
7:07
Biagini posted the lowest FIP of his professional career this season, having never previously pitched above Double-A.
Jeff Sullivan
7:07
Michael Bourn looking a lot more Bourn-y. Stretching, 2-2, bottom 7
Nick
7:07
Biagini: Best rule-5 pick ever?
Carson Cistulli
7:07
Roberto Clemente was pretty strong. Josh Hamilton.
7:08
Johan Santana
Matt
7:08
What is determined as "success" in rule 5 drafts? not everyone is Dan Uggla. Weird typing that in a positive note, even as a Marlins fan
Jeff Sullivan
7:08
Someone you actually want to keep
Jeremy
7:08
Are both teams just swinging for the fence at this point
Jeff Sullivan
7:08
"at this point"?
Eric A Longenhagen
7:08
Shane Victorino, Ender Inciarte...
Thames
7:09
Do they sign Take Me Out to the Ball Game during the stretch in Toronto? Or do they have some bizarre Canadian tradition, like a musical salute to maple syrup?
Jeff Sullivan
7:09
a single verse of soulDecision's Faded
Vic Romano
7:09
Hector Rondon has been a pretty strong Rule-5 guy.
aspergillus fumigatus
7:10
odubel herrera!
Carson Cistulli
7:10
Regarding Joey Bats and Rule 5:
"The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted José Bautista in the 20th round of the 2000 Major League Baseball draft from Chipola College. After playing in Minor League Baseball in the Pirates organization through 2003, the Baltimore Orioles selected him in the Rule 5 draft and carried him on their Opening Day roster. He made his MLB debut with Baltimore on April 4, 2004. The Tampa Bay Devil Rays claimed him off waivers on June 3. Twenty-five days later, the Kansas City Royals purchased him from Tampa Bay. The Royals then traded him to the New York Mets on July 30 for Justin Huber, who then traded him minutes later to Pittsburgh with Ty Wigginton and minor leaguer Matt Peterson for Kris Benson and Jeff Keppinger.[8] This series of transactions made him the first and only player to appear on five different Major League rosters in one season.[9]"
BDF
7:10
Gotta say, just logging into this chat now and it's like stumbling into a Kenneth Goldsmith poem.
Bill
7:10
Reverse platoon strategy actually was used in Game 7 of a World Series (1924). Senators started Curly Ogden and switched to George Mogridge after two batters.
Darth NateR
7:11
I have to say the best thing about Fangraphs Audio is I can read all the staff comments in this chat in their respective voices and pretend like you are all here with me and that I am not watching this game all alone. You are all my friends, especially Carson.
Jeff Sullivan
7:11
If it makes you feel better, we are also alone
Carson Cistulli
7:11
All so alone.
continents de la mort
7:11
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Jeff Sullivan
7:11
Alone. All one.
Stewie
7:11
"Not everyone is Dan Uggla." Understatement of the chat so far.
Jeff Sullivan
7:12
But imagine if everyone were
What if we were all Dan Uggla
Givens still pitching, Givens still dominating. Tulo the victim this time
Carson Cistulli
7:12
Peak Uggla would have been a pretty good fit for either of these teams.
Mike Hunter Pence
7:12
T Shirts would cease to exist in favour of sleeve monsters
Barry
7:12
I'm Dan Uggla
Carson Cistulli
7:12
I am Dan Uggla.
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