2016 Opening Day 2.0 Live Blog
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Craig Edwards
5:40
oof
NotPeteRose
5:41
What do you think of Pittsburgh as 24:1 long shots in Vegas before the season started? I was in Vegas and was tempted.
Craig Edwards
5:42
To win the series? I don't gamble so grain of salt, but I would think most futures bets to win the WS aren't good ones given that the odds for most teams aren't great even when the playoffs start.
5:43
Comeback player of the year candidate Ian Desmond up with bags loaded
Gary Guy Yeti
5:43
Trout is a Jersey guy. And after reading about him in depth he seems like someone who would love to play for his hometown team. Any chance the Phillies have the money to make it happen when Trout hits free agency?
Craig Edwards
5:44
We are still a ways away, but there's no reason to think the Phillies won't have the money to sign whoever they want unless a Dodgers/Yankees decide they have to have him.
blurb
5:44
aledmys diaz - do you think he can be better than league average?
Craig Edwards
5:46
League average, like 2 WAR. I think that is possible. Average defense and below average offense at short would get him there. I don't think anybody has seen his best because it has taken him a while to get adjusted, but his ceiling likely isn't super-high.
LudeBurger
5:46
what is your favorite MLB team, Craig?
Craig Edwards
5:46
Cardinals
Nolan
5:46
I'm watching King Felix implode. He didn't look sharp even before this. Can we officially say the Mariners wasted his peak?
Craig Edwards
5:47
they tried at least-just didn't make great decisions-i mean we have probably seen his best already, and that is insanely good. There is not reason to think he won't remain effective and very good though
John
5:47
Comeback player of the year candidate Ian Desmond strikes out with the bases loaded
termel sledge
5:47
Any other FG writers joining tonight?
Craig Edwards
5:47
yes there are more people coming for the evening games.
Anonymous
5:48
Comeback player of the year: Clayton Kershaw. He didn't even win the Cy Young last year!
Trainman
5:49
Man Tillman was dominating and now it could be a bullpen game depending if they are able to restart the game.
e
5:49
Trumbo stole a base. What an opening day.
The Dude of NY
5:49
Who would have guessed that Rich Hill would be an opening day starter in 2016?
Craig Edwards
5:49
it is quite the comeback
Jared
5:49
Felix doesn't look that bad. Command a little off, but stuff still has a lot of movement
Doug Lampert
5:49
Felix's fifth inning wasn't all his fault, there was some terrible glove work behind him.
squawk
5:49
Names? Not all fg writers are created equal.
Craig Edwards
5:50
I believe Owen will show up at some point.
Horn Please ThankYou
5:50
Well, for today at least I take back all of my snark about Hellickson (and apply it instead to the Reds offense)
dude
5:50
With Pollock out, give me a win number for the D-Backs this year and a small explanation
Craig Edwards
5:51
80? Pollock is a huge loss. Jeff wrote about this today, but I also think the Dbacks really want to win soon so we'll see what happens if they get off to a slow start.
blurb
5:51
was their a reason the reds didn't start the 1st game this year? i was surprised by that
Craig Edwards
5:51
not sure
Trainman
5:53
The best starter besides stroman in torontos starting rotation will be:
Craig Edwards
5:54
That's a good question. I'm not a total believer when it comes to Sanchez, so probably Happ, although it would be nice if Hutchison figured things out in AAA
dude
5:54
Sopranos, Breaking Bad, Wire. Rank them
Craig Edwards
5:54
Wire, Breaking Bad, gap, Sopranos
Poor Man's Rick Reed
5:54
Billy Hamilton is such a huge tease. I tune in to as many at bats of his as possible because it is so much fun when he gets on base. Alas, only to my repeated disappointment.
Craig Edwards
5:54
if he could successfully bunt or something, he would be really valuable
Nate
5:55
I just tuned into this Mariners-Rangers game, has it been super sloppy, or was that just a brief 5-10 minute span?
Craig Edwards
5:55
it was pretty clean before then.
Anonymous
5:55
Gap confirmed for 3rd best show on TV per Craig Edwards
Sam C
5:55
No Estrada??
Craig Edwards
5:55
Not over Happ, who will be close to average.
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