2017 Opening Day Live Blog Extravaganza
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TJB
3:15
A real rocket for Arenado's first hit of the year.
Paul Swydan
3:16
(Translation: It was a blooper that barely got over second base.)
RK
3:16
Speaking of those Odor type "perks," how are they handled from a luxury tax perspective? Do they have to assign a dollar value to them? If not, what's to stop a team from just buying mansions for players instead of paying them salaries?
Dave Cameron
3:16
Yeah, they have to get a quantified value and taxed the same as cash.
Though it would have been great if TEX was over the luxury tax threshold and had to send a pony to MLB to pay the 50% tax.
Jim
3:16
Get the rock pile seats, then go eat in the restaurant down the 1st base line. It's like having a box seat for $5.
Paul Swydan
3:17
Yup. Or even cheaper, just go get a normal hot dog and stand behind home plate. Unless you don't like standing, I guess.
Jack
3:17
But couldn't teams undervalue what they are giving the players?
Dave Cameron
3:17
Teams don't get to be the ones to put the value on it.
3:18
Adam Lind
Welcome to Washington
Lorcan
3:18
holy bad goatee Lind
anonymous
3:18
ADAM LIND let's go
Shirtless George Brett
3:18
Adam Lind. Now way
Jack
3:19
So some administrator at the MLB headquarters had to take the time to figure out how much a pony costs
Dave Cameron
3:19
MLB's econ department is huge.
Kristen
3:19
Darvish v. Kluber has to be the best OD matchup, right?
TJB
3:19
Since I will probably only be able to say this about seven times this year: Gerardo Parra got on base!
Lorcan
3:20
Did the rangers not have to buy the horses? Wouldn't it be as simple as just the amount on the horse receipt?
Dave Cameron
3:20
Yeah, my guess is they just said "these horses cost X, so we want X added to your last offer."
I doubt the Rangers actually bought them and transferred ownership.
Josh R
3:20
Junior Guerra out of game in Milwaukee. Anyone hear why?
Z
3:21
Strained quad for Guerra according to the announcers
Dabo Dabo Sweeney
3:21
Tried bunting - got hurt.
Sonny
3:21
I'm picturing Patrick Bateman looking down at a business card 'MLB Econ Dept. Livestock Div' and just going to pieces
Dave Cameron
3:21
If you strain your quad trying to bunt, I think you're doing it wrong.
John
3:22
It's a good thing they have Tommy Milone to fill in for him!
Toasty
3:22
why is "horse receipt" so funny to me
Dave Cameron
3:22
Tommy Milone is pitching on Opening Day is a sure sign you're not a winner.
Rigoletto
3:22
JD Drew thinks that is a perfectly reasonable injury.
Paul Swydan
3:22
Rigoletto wins.
Seattle206
3:22
God damn....Of Course Adam Lind hits a home run the first moment he is NOT a Mariner.
Paul Swydan
3:23
JBJ double + error / triple.
Dave Cameron
3:23
Not a very good turn on the DP opportunity at second for Villar.
Paul Swydan
3:23
McCutchen had a hard time picking it up off the ground.
Dave Cameron
3:23
He's an interesting hitter, but he's not very good defensively.
JTT
3:24
If there were an "All Cistulli team". They'd be pretty good right? I can only think of Charlie Blackmon, jose Ramirez, corey kluber and mookie betts but I'm sure there are more. Could he have a playoff caliber team?
Dave Cameron
3:24
Joc Pederson. Garrett Richards.
Paul Swydan
3:24
Yes, it would. Fringe Five successes was his THT Annual piece this past year, btw.
The Hamburglar
3:24
Are you doing a split screen Dave, or switching between games?
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