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(Rosenthal) Personal news: I am undergoing back surgery tomorrow. Had surgery for scoliosis when I was 17 and need additional work done, so you won’t hear from me for a while. Goal is to be back by Opening Day - in the best shape of my life!

(Rosenthal) Personal news: I am undergoing back surgery tomorrow. Had surgery for scoliosis when ...

The chronic effects of carrying baseball journalism on your back

Goal is to be back by Opening Day - in the best shape of my life!

Good shit Ken.

WHOS GOING TO BREAK THE NEWS OF THE 85 FREE AGENT SIGNINGS??

Edit: will be Heyman "vubz sign fee agent jf martez"

K. Rosenthal is a sleeper breakout candidate this year

The Toronto Bluejays will retire #32 on Opening Day; will also wear a #32 jersey patch for the entire season to honour the late Doc Halladay

The Toronto Bluejays will retire #32 on Opening Day; will also wear a #32 jersey patch for the en...

Watching Doc pitch as a kid completely spoiled my expectations for starting pitchers. It’s crazy to think back about how much he dominated game-in-game-out and then realizing he was even doing it against almost dynasty-level Yankees and Red Sox teams.

I think all fans of AL East teams can agree to this, there was a time when the standings of the division were established even before the season started (Yankees - Red Sox - Blue Jays - Orioles - Rays. Every damn year). When playoffs were simply out of the question, getting to watch Roy Halladay (and others, like Delgado) made me proud to be a Blue Jays fan.

R32PECT

100% the right move by the Jays. Now make with the statue.

I thought you might be exaggerating a bit, I didn't remember that order repeating exactly, year after year. But wow... 1998-2005 it was exactly that, except for a Toronto visit to 5th place in 2004.

And for Halladay's 12 years in Toronto:

NYY was 1st place 10 times BOS was 2nd place 10 times TOR was 3rd place 8 times BAL/TB was 4th/5th 9 times

He has spoken.

He has spoken.

They have risen!

Amen

Praise be

Yankees acquire Russell Wilson in trade with Rangers

Yankees acquire Russell Wilson in trade with Rangers
Yankees acquire Russell Wilson in trade with Rangers

So Tim Tebow can't even say he's the best QB in the grapefruit league.

Cashman so bored he’s trading for QBs

Huge underachiever in Texas. Didn’t add anything to the team. Glad to see him go

At least one New York team cares about their QB situation.

[Rotoworld Baseball] Report: JD Martinez 'fed up' with Red Sox

[Rotoworld Baseball] Report: JD Martinez 'fed up' with Red Sox

JD... you may not have to much market left

I’m all for players getting the most money, but some free agents this season are seriously overvaluing themselves. Martinez is crazy if he ever thought he was gonna get 7 years and $210M.

How can you be fed up with the only team that has made you an offer? If I was a Red Sox fan I wouldn’t even want this cancer on my team. He is going to be washed up in a couple of years anyway.

At this point I would pull the offer. Fuck em. Let him try getting what we gave him somewhere else never mind the 200 he was looking for.

Angry that a team isn't outbidding themselves? Fuck off.

It's a good thing that I have no power because this would piss me off to the point of not even letting Borass near the clubhouse regardless of what it cost me with my other players.

*BTW I almost always take Boris side in getting his clients the most money he can. I am almost always shitting on Sox ownership for dirty shit they have done. But getting angry at a team that offered you the most money because you had unrealistic expectation is beyond ridiculous.

[Heyman] top mlb exec dan halem responded to boras: "if mr. boras spent as much time working on getting his players signed as he does issuing inflammatory & unsubstantiated statements to the press, perhaps the events of this off-season would be different."

[Heyman] top mlb exec dan halem responded to boras: "if mr. boras spent as much time working on g...

This is getting officially ugly fast. Shots are now being fired on all sides on public record.

It's sad. I was only 1 when the '94 strike happened so I wasn't following baseball yet and thus can't speak on behalf of the fans who DID go through it. But if you look back, it was more than just a season and change that was lost. Entire legacies changed. Fred McGriff was didnt get to have that extra bit of playing time to get to 500 home runs, an arbitrary mark that would have landed him in Cooperstown by now. Tony Gwynn's near .400 season was cut short. Frank Thomas's magnum opus ended abruptly. The fans were stripped from seeing Matt Williams give Roger Maris a serious run for his money. The greatest Expos team ever didn't get the chance to make Montreal proud on the biggest stage. The best White Sox team we've seen in decades weren't allowed to attempt to end the south side's drought. I know I'm missing way more. THERE WAS NO WORLD SERIES. Baseball is a game rooted in history and the strike put a halt to so much potential history being written by so many of the game's prominent authors of the era.

A strike today would put a pause to the stories eventual inner-circle Hall of Famers are in the process of molding for themselves. Mike Trout and Clayton Kershaw don't deserve to have that ugly gap in their (so far) perfect careers. So much has been written about how young the game has become...those young stars don't deserve to lose critical developmental time and on the other hand, these teams shouldn't have to lose a chunk of a critical year of control because of this. Aging legends like Miguel Cabrera, Albert Pujols, Adrian Beltre, CC Sabathia...they've done so much in their careers to where they deserve to end their time with us putting up whatever numbers they may put up on their own terms, whether those numbers are good or bad the rest of the way.

Maybe I'm being over dramatic but I think the fact that we're all here in this internet community talking about the sport shows that we're all somewhat romantic about it, some to different degrees than others. Who knows, maybe a strike might only last a couple weeks and won't really make a difference...but the other scenario is just plain scary to think about.

We're having a strike aren't we :(

The Boras hate cannot be underestimated.

[DiGiovanna] As Shohei Ohtani left Japan for U.S. last week, he told Kyodo News: "I slept really well last night, although I haven't been having good dreams lately. I dreamt I was grounding out to the right fielder."

[DiGiovanna] As Shohei Ohtani left Japan for U.S. last week, he told Kyodo News: "I slept really ...

lmao

Ah yes, grounding out to Stephen Piscotty. I could see how that might be a nightmare to him.

It's not gonna happen, Shohei, because you're fucking fast.

The Little League special.

Unless he's DHing or playing the OF, which the Angels have hinted at is entirely possible.

(Rosenthal) #Mets in agreement with free-agent 3B Todd Frazier on two-year, $17M contract, sources tell The Athletic. Pending a physical.

(Rosenthal) #Mets in agreement with free-agent 3B Todd Frazier on two-year, $17M contract, source...

Did you guys know he is actually from Toms River NJ?

Good for the Mets. They wanted him, and they got him. I wish all MLB love stories could play out that way.

Steven Matz is from Stony Brook and commuted from his parents' house to pitch in the World Series at Citi Field. The Mets drafted Matz from Ward Melville High School as well as 2016 first round draft pick Anthony Kay who also went to the same school.

We did a thing

MLB The Show 18 - First Look Gameplay Trailer

MLB The Show 18 - First Look Gameplay Trailer

I think the clip with Babe at the end means that we can make our RTTS players alcoholic for an attribute boost.

"I refuse to drop $60 - again - and get hopelessly invested in my Diamond Dynasty team, hit the ~1750 rating mark where it becomes a lagswitch fest or you're just getting matchmade with people in Asia so the connection is unpayable, break a controller, and swear off The Show forever. This is the year I stop."

sees this

pre-orders

looks at the BenQ monitor he bought specifically for the low input lag so he could pull fastballs

questions life choices

Holy shit they finally got Babe's rights.

I assume this is similar to other Show trailers where every single shot is demonstrating a new feature and we have to wait for the breakdown video that explains what half of them are.

Try one of these subthreads