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Jeffrey Todd
2:39
Would seem a fairly safe record.
I assume this is real, b/c if it was fake, it would probably be a much cooler name, like Highpoint McMullin.
Or maybe that's just what coaxed me into believing it ...
Frank
2:40
Are Profar and Gallo talented players whose careers have been harmed by the Rangers' reluctance to advance and play them?
Jeffrey Todd
2:40
The Rangers weren't shy about throwing Mazara and Odor in there.
Suntrust No-Park
2:41
What is average parking price for MLB?
Jeffrey Todd
2:41
Too much. Take public transportation.
Wait .... is there public transportation out there? Not a fan of suburban parks, personally.
Teffrey Jodd
2:41
Will Ryne Sandberg get another shot managing in the major leagues?
Jeffrey Todd
2:42
Given the way it ended, and his general enthusiasm level for the job ... I'd bet against it.
Cashman
2:42
Girardi seems to be at a slight risk with the new direction of the org wouldn't you agree?
Jeffrey Todd
2:42
Possible. But more likely they'd not pursue a new deal after the year than fire him mid-season, I'd guess.
Jeffs to the left
2:43
What's the prevalence of the manager / GM combo in MLB? Do managers spend much time in the war room these days?
Jeffrey Todd
2:44
Different team to team, I think. Seems that, say, Buck Showalter is fairly involved. I suspect most of them have a voice of some kind in player decisions, esp in the season, but I tend to view the manager as an extension of the front office with responsibilities for in-game and MLB talent management. Others have primary responsibility for evaluating who to put on the roster and even in large part how they should be used.
Erik
2:44
He actually allowed 510 runs total that season
Frank
2:44
Most innings pitched in 1958. Spahn 290. Thanks for playing Jeffrey.
Jeffrey Todd
2:45
My knowledge of baseball minutiae is hardly encyclopedic, sorry.
Mark Reynolds
2:45
What happens when Wally Pipp, er I mean Ian Desmond comes back?
Jeffrey Todd
2:45
34yo Reynolds doesn't seem a perfect analogue for Gehrig, but ...
tdanella
2:45
any tips to become a sports writer?
Jeffrey Todd
2:46
Y'know, I spoke to a law school class recently and I told them essentially this: Pursue something you actually, really are interested in and know about. It's pretty easy to tell when someone is BS'ing their way through a topic when they don't have those things.
Chris
2:46
Btw you just missed having to go head to head with Klawchat!
Jeffrey Todd
2:47
This is our standard time. Keith is obviously scared of the head to head match up. BRING IT LAW!
Suntrust No-Park
2:47
There is only buses.
Jeffrey Todd
2:47
oof
2:48
Nothing quite like riding the subway/metro/whatever to a game with a whole pack of fans, even when it is delayed and overpacked and sucky.
Mlbtr fan
2:48
What's the best part of your job? I eventually wanna become a sports writer any tips
Jeffrey Todd
2:49
See above on the latter. As for the former, obviously I love and enjoy baseball. Best part for this stage of my life -- young kids and lots of interest in other things -- is that I get to work from home and have the ability to modify my schedule as need be (because Steve and I help each other out, along w the other guys).
Ed-C
2:50
Jeff - disagree with your Girardi comment. The rumors in the circle here is Girardi will walk away from the managers job to watch his kid play!
Jeffrey Todd
2:50
Not sure how that is in conflict with what I said, but ok.
Jeffs to the left
2:50
Speaking of... What happened to all of the good baseball names; i.e. Skippy, Babe, Farmer, Hack, Tug, Tub, Tuffy??^^
Jeffrey Todd
2:51
Gorkys, Bartolo, Hipalito, Mookie.
Just a few I enjoy ...
Frank
2:51
The Rangers weren't shy about throwing Mazara and Odor in there. Oh, non-answer??
Jeffrey Todd
2:52
No, I was suggesting that they surely would have given more time earlier to Gallo if they thought he could handle it. They were going to with Profar before the massive injury; he's a different case altogether.
I thought that was fairly clear.
Roastmaster
2:52
You are getting pelted with negativity today, so I figured this would be a nice time to say thank you for taking the time for these chats! I am sure the vast majority of us here all greatly appreciate that you share your thoughts with us regularly.
Jeffrey Todd
2:52
Thanks, but I'm not sensing much negativity. (Well, Frank did seem a bit testy.) Just good old fashioned banter.
Joey Buttafuco
2:52
Baseball is better now that David Ortiz is gone. Agree or completely agree?
Jeffrey Todd
2:52
Wut?
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