2016 Opening Day Live Blog
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PiratesFans
6:38
No faith Ray Searage to keep the Liriano magic going? Or simply that Stroman and Archer will be better, even if Liriano is good?
Paul Swydan
6:38
More that Stroman/Archer will be better. Liriano will be fine.
deDoom
6:38
Osuna has come out and said he wants to close, which is so weird with his 3 plus pitches
Paul Swydan
6:39
Young guys say what the organization wants them to say. When they don't, there's usually consequences - like seeing Liriano start on Opening Day instead of Cole because he had the gall to complain about his salary.
Sam Clifford
6:39
Hopefully next year, when Dickey is gonezo.
Jay
6:40
I agree on Osuna. If he goes to start, it would most likely mean a stint in the minors. How would that affect his free agency considering he becomes available at 26 years old.
Paul Swydan
6:40
It doesn't have to mean that at all. They just have to be creative about it.
Sam Clifford
6:40
Yea -- it's not like Osuna came out and said he wanted to close/come out of the 'pen until AFTER the organization put him there. When asked if he'd like to start, he said "maybe in a year or two..."
Paul Swydan
6:40
Exactly.
Trainman
6:41
Looks like stroman getting ready to pitch the 9th
Paul Swydan
6:41
StromanK
6:42
Big Bank StromanL
Big Bank StromanK
Shirtless George Brett
6:42
Its especially interesting that a team with such a limited rotation would relegate one of their better starter prospects to the bullpen.
Paul Swydan
6:42
Well they also didn't have many good relief pitchers either.
Paul Swydan
6:44
Thanks Adam.
Anonymous
6:44
Is Paul having a stroke?
Paul Swydan
6:44
I am not.
It was a reference to Big Bank Hank, one of the members of the Sugarhill Gang, the first rap group.
Or, the first popular rap group, depending on how you want to delineate things.
Jason in Dallas
6:44
Over/under on innings this season for Stroman - 180ip?
Paul Swydan
6:44
I'll take the over.
Ryan
6:45
I'm watching the Jays feed because the Rays feed is slower for whatever reason, but this reminds me. FG should do another run at the fan rankings for broadcasts. I use that thing religiously.
Paul Swydan
6:45
Tell Carson!
He's on the Twitters.
The Dude of NY
6:45
Actually, it's StromanKKKKK tonight.
Jake M
6:45
Some good work from Dana eveland. An unlikely sentence
Paul Swydan
6:45
Every dog has their day.
The Dude of NY
6:46
The nice thing about StromanK is you can add Ks to the end for every strikeout he gets (with the exception of 3 strikeouts, obviously).
Paul Swydan
6:46
Well I was right about Dickerson hitting the first Rays home run. Half credit?
Bad Hermit
6:46
Have you seen the movie Dope?
Paul Swydan
6:46
I not only have seen it, I own it. Awesome movie.
The Dude of NY
6:47
Please explain why Carson thinks Milwaukee is getting a WC spot.
Paul Swydan
6:47
He tweeted an explanation on Saturday.
Blerick
6:47
While you're at it, tell Carson I say: Hello
Paul Swydan
6:47
No promises.
Blerick
6:47
dingerson
LudeBurger
6:47
It's April, which is great. But it's still just April.
Joe
6:47
You were so close!!
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