2017 Opening Day Live Blog Extravaganza
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Eric A Longenhagen
10:27
But you're right, he has great stuff. Some have a future 6 on the breaking ball and changeup.
10:28
Sliding catch by Matt Joyce in foul territory. Slid into the Angels bullpen's thermos of coffee.
wizard
10:28
If I could go back to Graveman, though, this is a big difference for him, no? Do you see this development as auguring a breakout season?
Eric A Longenhagen
10:29
It is, he was 91-94 last year. If he's 94-97 with sink that's a different guy.
Anita Koch
10:30
I'm watching baseball, basketball, and the Canada-USA match in the curling world championships. What a life.
Eric A Longenhagen
10:31
HAAAAAAARRD!
That's what they yell, right?
Tim
10:31
Hey Eric is the Oneil Cruz hype legit? 6'8 3B are pretty rare. He's going straight to Low-A
Eric A Longenhagen
10:32
He's stunningly huge. I have never seen an infielder this big. He's 6'7 or 6'8 and playing 3B. He was 6'4 as an amateur. He hit two, well-struck opposite field fly balls when I saw him Saturday.
10:33
But -- and I can't believe I'm saying this -- it takes him forever to bend to the ground and get his glove down there. And I just don't know how to evaluate that.
10:34
Danny Espinosa pops up, runner stranded on first. We're bottom 2 and scoreless in Oakland.
Black Walder
10:34
Who do you like more of the young A's duo- Cotton or Manea?
Eric A Longenhagen
10:34
Cotton.
Eli
10:35
Thoughts on JD Davis?
Eric A Longenhagen
10:35
arguably an 8 arm, got a lot of big league reps this spring due to the WBC guys from Houston being away and the coaching staff came away impressed.
10:36
Ricky Henderson just now on A's broadcast: "I'm so proud of myself."
And wearing sunglasses at 7:36pm local time. He's a god.
Da Bum
10:40
Thor with a blister injury and next start is pushed back ... and so it begins for the Mets.
Eric A Longenhagen
10:41
Stephen Vogt homers, turned on a full count 90mph fastball on the inner half. 1-0 OAK
Jimes
10:42
I'm gonna ask a question about an milb player selected at random. Tell me what you know about him
Eric A Longenhagen
10:42
Okay
104 exit velo on the Vogt finger
Dylan
10:43
Do you believe in Stephen Vogt Eric???
Eric A Longenhagen
10:43
Vogt looks like my cousin-in-law, Mark.
10:44
Plouffe GIDP strands Lowrie. End 2, 1-0 OAK
Matt
10:45
I hope Vogt's finger didn't achieve a 104mph exit velo
Eric A Longenhagen
10:45
Same.
Da Bum
10:45
Wait, Angels are playing and no Trout post yet? I know it's only one game but are you worried about Fangraphs love of Trout beginning the down slide?
Eric A Longenhagen
10:46
Fun fact: Trout was almost drafted #4 overall to Pittsburgh. Tony Sanchez's willingness to cut a deal played a huge role in his selection.
Dan
10:46
My random player is Rando Moreno
Eric A Longenhagen
10:47
Your random player's name is Rando? My dentist's name is Crentist.
Hamdsome Rando.
Frank
10:48
If Chapman doesn't push Alonso out through Healy, does a good start from Maxwell in AAA push him out by moving Vogt to 1st?
Eric A Longenhagen
10:48
A very itneresting question that I don't have an answer for at the moment.
Next cuban
10:48
Any thoughts on Luis Robert?
Eric A Longenhagen
10:49
I'm in. Power/speed, body has improved since he defected.
PL
10:49
Jose Canseco in the A's booth for those with access to MLB.tv
Eric A Longenhagen
10:49
Jose Canseco "My phone number is out there and I still get a lot of crank calls."
10:50
Get a new number, Jose.
filihok
10:51
Eric, crazy assumption that Canseco doesn't enjoy the crank calls
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