2016 Opening Day 2.0 Live Blog
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Owen Watson
7:29
Contract analysis
Bork
7:29
Chavez will be the Pippen to Floyd's Jordan
Owen Watson
7:29
Then who is Rodman?
agam22
7:30
Braves? Phillies are clearly the worst. Who gives up 5 runs to the Reds in an inning?
Owen Watson
7:30
The Phillies bullpen: ¯\_(?)_/¯
CamdenWarehouse
7:31
Arrieta could turn back into the pumpkin he was in Baltimore
Owen Watson
7:31
We could argue Arrieta was a pumpkin because of Baltimore
LJS
7:32
Re: cubs weaknesses: other than Heyward - our outfield defense is pretty meh, no?
Owen Watson
7:33
Yes, that too. Schwarber is going to be an adventure in left
Which should be really fun.
Who_Is_Zorbist?
7:33
Rickard 2/2 with a 2b. Huge pickup by Baltimore in my view. All the kid does is hit.
Owen Watson
7:33
I am interested to see how this Hyun Soo Kim saga unfolds.
Bork
7:34
Rodman is Venditte. Dude is messed up.
Owen Watson
7:34
I consider it a high honor getting to see that dude pitch live.
So strange and awesome
George Harrison
7:35
What would you say the Astros biggest weakness is?
Owen Watson
7:36
Correa and Altuve are obviously awesome, but what does Valbuena do this year? Power first half/contact second, and neither was very productive. First base is a pretty big question mark too. I'm not sure I buy that Fister is going to be passable this year, either.
Dave
7:37
So, if Trout merely plays as an average player from now until he meets the 10 year service time requirement, does he make the HOF? I think he's a shoe in for a catastrophic injury, but if he just plays merely ok, he wouldn't make it.
Owen Watson
7:38
This would basically be Griffey Jr.'s career trajectory. And why is he a shoe-in for a catastrophic injury?
2014-2015 Royals
7:38
Are you more Jeff Sullivan when it comes to us or Dave Cameron?
Owen Watson
7:39
You're asking an A's fan how he feels about the Royals -- I tend to try to stay out of it, acknowledge that there is some weird mojo going on with them, and not put my foot in my mouth.
I continue to believe that Cleveland has the makings of a better team, but I've been wrong about that before in that division.
Hotep Votto
7:39
Arrieta going on 400 non pumpkin innings....
Bork
7:39
Schwarber in left or Trumbo in right? Which will be the greatest for the fan?
Owen Watson
7:40
I love this question. I am going to take Schwarber because he's likely to get more chances, and he'll juxtapose any terrible defense with prime bomb-hitting.
Hotep Votto
7:40
Rather watch Smyly than Kershaw. Am I a bad person?
Owen Watson
7:41
I don't think so! Upside is interesting, while consistent excellence has a terrible way of becoming boring for some reason.
7:42
Not that it's any less excellent, we just get used to it.
Kiermaier!
7:43
Well Bautista has had a tough two games on defense.
Who_Is_Zorbist?
7:43
Standing ovation for Rickard. Crowd chanting his name in 3rd at bat.
Owen Watson
7:43
Did they boo Kim when he was announced?
Greg
7:43
The back end of our rotation could turn into a dumpster fire in a hurry(Astros). LMJ injury is a bigger deal than anticipated and Fister continues to suck.
Owen Watson
7:44
That McCullers injury makes me sad.
senpaisanto
7:44
think Dave means shoe-in if he were to suffer one...
Owen Watson
7:45
Re: Trout, got it!
Dave
7:45
The Kirby Puckett candicacy
Poor Man's Rick Reed
7:45
Vin Scully reminds us, last year Kershaw had 301 strikeouts, 42 walks. Don't need any advanced metrics to appreciate his greatness (but those are so much fun too).
Owen Watson
7:46
I realize that every era has amazing players, but it does seem like we are really lucky to be baseball fans right now.
Aidan
7:46
Ump in Dodgers game seems erratic
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