2016 Opening Day 2.0 Live Blog
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Owen Watson
7:16
Re: Jays rotation, it's the big question, right? Can Happ carry it over to this year, Estrada went down, Dickey is Dickey
It does not inspire confidence
Art Vandelay
7:16
Owen how stoked are you for the Sale/Hill beatdown?
Owen Watson
7:16
SO excited
7:17
I have this feeling deep in my chest that the A's could be really awful again this year.
If the starters don't overperform, it could get really ugly
G
7:17
How do you use the MLBtv quad box with an Apple TV ?
Owen Watson
7:17
I don't know! I'm a quadbox rookie, unfortunately
Who_Is_Zorbist?
7:18
Donaldson and Bautista swinging K's. Smyly's nasty.
Anonymous
7:18
Later craig
Sam C
7:18
Cheers, Craig.
pkersh
7:18
tyro here. can someone explain to me why it's better to have, say, half a dozen decent pitchers than 3 outstanding ones? i understand injuries and other mishaps, but is there something else?
Owen Watson
7:19
Jeff wrote a great article about not having bad players -- basically raising a team's floor. It's a good read, I'll try to find it
andrew
7:19
Don't count hill and the a's out yet.
Owen Watson
7:20
I never do, and I try to remember that it's really hard to judge the A's like you judge other teams. But I have A's fan PTSD, in a way.
Bork
7:20
Jays rotation could potentially have darkhorse cy young candidate Gavin Floyd so they are fine
Owen Watson
7:20
My face just made a very unconsciously ugly look
Minty
7:21
What happens to the Jays offensively if EE and Bautista leave? Seems like it puts Donaldson on an island.
Owen Watson
7:21
Ryan Goins, baby!
LJS
7:21
is that a good way to talk about the Cubs rotation and bullpen, as well (the raised floor, I mean)? I have a panic-prone friend...
Owen Watson
7:22
Yes. The Cubs are currently ridiculous in most every way
Who_Is_Zorbist?
7:22
Double Longo. He's on fire.
Owen Watson
7:23
How are we feeling about a possible Longo rejuvenation? I'm not feeling great, but I just like him for some reason.
Bork
7:23
April Dickey is in full effect
Owen Watson
7:23
Throw knuckleball faster
Kvn
7:23
Figure Jesse Chavez gets the nod before darkhorse CY Young candidate Gavin Floyd?
Owen Watson
7:23
I would very much hope so. I like Chavez!
Brandon
7:23
The Braves are the worst
Owen Watson
7:24
I can confirm
Guesto
7:24
I'm continually disappointed by Tyson Ross' stuff. Yet, Andrew Cashner always one ups him when it comes to disappointing me more. The Padres, man.
Yordano
7:25
Do the cubs have any weak points? Lineup is fire. Rotation is steamy. Bullpen is warmish.
Owen Watson
7:26
If you really want to nitpick and think negatively, Lackey could come back to earth, Hendricks could fail to continue his positive trends, and the back of the rotation could fail. But even with regression from those guys, they're still incredible.
Matt
7:26
How far off is the ESPN strike zone? Any early data on it?
Owen Watson
7:27
Not sure about data yet, but I hate it so much. I think one of the worst things about it is that your mind can't help but be influenced by it.
Guesto
7:27
T/F: Kevin Kiermaier produces at least one more 6+ win season during his career.
Owen Watson
7:28
False! Defensive metrics fluctuate like crazy and the walk rate is baaaaad
7:29
That being said, still an awesome defender and a league average bat, which rules, whether it's 4.0 WAR or 5.5
Colin
7:29
Anyone not listening to Vin Scully is doing themselves an injustice, just called Adrian Gonzalez the butter and egg man because he always delivers.
Owen Watson
7:29
WOO that's good
2015 Nationals
7:29
Do we have any weak points?
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