2016 Opening Day Live Blog
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august fagerstrom
12:46
why do we have to boo people on Opening Day
hi everyone
The Dude of NY
12:47
Opening day has me exited like this.
Wily Mo Money Mo Problems
12:47
Could you please explain the Pirates' lineup construction to me? I realize that the analytics support moving Cutch to the 2 hole, but it seems to be coming at the expense of moving Freese to 3. A top 4 of Jaso, Harrison, McCutchen, and Marte just seems like it *has* to be more productive, but am I looking at this wrong?
august fagerstrom
12:48
Freese batting 3rd is a bit odd.
12:49
McCutchen hitting second definitely seems like the right move. Surprised 3-5 isn't some combo of Marte, Polanco, Cervelli, Harrison
12:50
Marte should probably be third. He's a class above the rest of those guys. After Jaso-McCutchen-Marte it probably doesn't matter much.
12:51
Then again the reason why they moved McCutchen out of the third spot was because of the "most times coming to bat with 2 outs and nobody on" thing so maybe they're just rebelling against the 3-hole by sticking David Freese there
12:52
goodness gracious that John Jaso hair
jj
12:52
Is there somewhere where I could go to read about what the ideal lineup construction is?
august fagerstrom
12:54
Which game are you most excited about today?

Cards-Pirates (21.5% | 53 votes)
 
Jays-Rays (32% | 79 votes)
 
Mets-Royals (32.8% | 81 votes)
 
Cubs-Angels (lol) (13.8% | 34 votes)
 

Total Votes: 247
The Dude of NY
12:54
You should run a poll about which game today people are most excited to watch.
august fagerstrom
12:54
done!
12:55
I'd be pretty surprised if it wasn't Mets-Royals. Tough to beat a WS rematch
Otis
12:56
If John Jaso could hit lefties the way he hit righties, are we talking All-Star Caliber player?
august fagerstrom
12:57
Career 127 wRC+ vs. RHP
That's like a .350 wOBA
So that's like Prince Fielder
12:58
About what he's projected for this year.
Still no defense, and he's up against all the best first baseman
Would be a real good bat. Good player. But he'd still be all bat, and he wouldn't be the best bat.
Colin
12:59
Liriano to Carpenter, first pitch, what do you got: Takes a ball? Takes a strike? Swings away?
august fagerstrom
1:00
I'm saying takes a ball. Fastball, missed low and away
Otis
1:01
If the Cleveland Indians got league average pitching, how bad are we talking for their team?
august fagerstrom
1:02
League average projected SP WAR is about 13 WAR, so that chops 4 wins off. Think they'd still actually be projected for the best record in the division. They'd be like 1 WAR above the White Sox. That surprises me. I would've thought bad
Feels like it'd be worse
Who_Is_Zorbist?
1:02
Highlight play of the year is provided by whom?
august fagerstrom
1:02
Andrelton!
Maxwell
1:02
RE: Poll - Stroman v Archer is enough to elicit more excitement from me than the WS rematch. Love those dudes.
august fagerstrom
1:03
True. Story behind Mets-Royals will be cool though
Jafo
1:03
So is Pollock really cooked for the whole year? And if he is, is Socrates the answer?
august fagerstrom
1:04
Sure doesn't seem good. Same thing that cost him an entire season in 2010
And the fact that he "hopes" to play this year certainly isn't encouraging
Seems a Brito/Owings platoon is what they're planning on now, but I wouldn't be surprised if they brought in someone like Michael Bourn just because
1:05
Not sure that makes them any better but seems like something that could happen. They said they'd explore veteran options of guys who didn't make OD rosters
Michael
1:06
Who's up first for my Braves once Aybar is traded......Swanson or Albies??
august fagerstrom
1:06
Albies is 19
so
1:07
Swanson. Though it's far from certain that Swanson's up this year. He's never played a game above low A
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