Here’s the Jays’ rotation:

Hyu-Jin Ryu
Chase Anderson
Tanner Roark
Matt Shoemaker
Trent Thornton

Here’s the Padres’ rotation:

Chris Paddack
Garrett Richards
Zach Davies
Joey Lucchesi
Dinelson Lamet

This is why, when asked recently, if I prefer Nate Pearson to MacKenzie Gore, why I said I like both equally. I love MacKenzie Gore and have drafted him, but who has the easier path to innings? Put aside those teams’ respective aces. Say what you want about Zach Davies, Garrett Richards, Joey Lucchesi of the Rigatoni Crime Family, Dinelson Lamet, and I’ve said plenty, but Trent Thornton, Shoemaker, Roark, Chase Anderson are a goofy mess. Shoemaker injured himself reading about how he is injury-prone. Even in regards to their two respective aces, Ryu is less likely to stay healthy for even a shortened season. Pearson’s sliding into that rotation in the landmark case of sooner vs. later. Any hoo! I just wanted to put it out there that I think both will see innings, and this isn’t about which one I like better, while I make it about which I like better for 2020, but MacKenzie Gore is going to need an injury to get in the rotation or, and this ‘or’ is the size of Kanye’s ego, starters piggybacking this year, in what will be a weird year. Minor leaguers will be a part of the major league team, whether they want to or not (of course they want to). With no conceivable minor league season, Gore should be with the Padres in some form. So, what can we expect from MacKenzie Gore for 2020 fantasy baseball and what makes him a great dart throw?

Here’s what a few of our prospect guys have said about MacKenzie Gore, first up, Hobbs, “Gore came equipped with a 60-fastball, 60-curveball, 60-slider and 60-changeup out of high school with plus-control. That profile has been backed up by a 12.0 K/9 and 2.6 BB/9 across 183 innings in the Minor Leagues, including a 2.56 ERA/1.01 WHIP. This arm is tremendous, with potential to debut in 2020. Love Gore in dynasty formats, and can see him being a key guy to draft or scoop up in even shallower keeper leagues with five-plus slots to play with. Unlike Grey who plays with himself.” Okay, not cool and unnecessary. Here’s what Prospect Itch said in his top 25 prospects for 2020 fantasy baseball, “I’m going to like Gore late in 2020 draft champions leagues because I think he’ll get 80 plus MLB innings, while still hating Grey.” What’s with the prospect guys!? Gore is in my top 100 starters, and Podcaster Ralph, who knows a thing or two about prospects too, says Gore is the best pitching prospect he’s ever seen. Honestly, I can’t remember a 21-year-old with four pitches rating out at 60-grade. That seems, as they say, effin’ terrific. He could be as good as Paddack this year. Will he? As kinda alluded to above, I think the shortened season might actually hurt Gore, which is why I diversified recently to Pearson. In a full season, the Padres’ rotation has more chances to make room for Gore, but in a shortened season, Gore might be a 3-IP guy who sees a game or two a week. There’s value in that, but much less than a guy being relied on to go 5+ IP. Still, of course, one hundred percent, I love MacKenzie Gore and would grab him in the last rounds for a dart throw. Speaking of 3-IP guys, Rudy’s doing a draft right now of the greatest single player seasons ever, and he alerted me to Mark Eichhorn’s 1986 season. He went 14-6/1.72/0.96/166 in 157 IP. Doesn’t sound amazing until you realize he started zero games! 157 innings and not one start?! Oh, and he only appeared in 69 games! What in the holy what. Eichhorn should never again be confused with Finkle.

 
  1. galica says:
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    Grey!!!!

    This a spectacular dart throw report!

    a. These keep getting better and better! So, now I love Gore. Thanks!

    Would you drop any of the following in a 5×5 RCL for 2020 to add Gore?

    1. Freddy Peralta
    2. Michael Kopech
    3. Emilio Pagan
    4. Dylan Carson (in the OF)
    5. Trent Grisham (currently a bench bat)

    I already have Pearson because I love him too, maybe I shouldn’t have too much good stuff.

    b. MLB quote of the day for April 4, 1988

    ‘He died so young. He was one of the nicest guys that came into the game in my time playing. It’s too bad he ran out of time, but that’s the way life is.’

    Jorge ‘George’ Antonio Bell Mathey, the first player in MLB history to hit 3 HRs on opening day!! Ha, and all 3 homers hit off Bret Saberhagen! The second homer was an offspeed pitch away, which Bell just yanked over the left-center field wall. He was wrong-footed, fooled but somehow was able to muscle it out.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • baby seal says:
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      Yes, Pagan, I told you that like a week or two ago!

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        Agreed. Pagan is just a ratio boon in RCLs and speculation on vulture SVs. out of that list he’s the drop.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ante!

      Thanks!

      A. Hmm…Pagan, yeah

      B. Wait? Who died so young? Bell? Then who is saying this?

      • Dave D says:
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        One of the funniest things I ever saw is at a ANA/TOR game in1985. I was in the stands behind the LF foul pole about ten rows. Somebody pulls one, Bell goes back over rail to rob a HR, but a fan reaches out and swats his glove. No call. Clearly interference. Jorge/George goes apeshit, curses at fan, protests to no avail. Poor Bell. Great spectator moment.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, the days before replay

      • galica says:
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        Grey!!

        The quote is Jorge’s for sure. I think he was referring to the passing of either…

        1. Tony Fernandez
        2. Damaso Garcia

        My gut says #2.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, that’s a confusing quote… But I like it, mysterious!

          • galica says:
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            Grey!!

            Thanks, man! Added Gore. The team now looks like this…

            Alfaro
            Olson
            Moustakas
            JRam
            Lindor
            Walker
            Mondesi
            Dozier
            Akiyama
            Peralta
            Schwarber
            Soler
            Mallex Smith
            Bench – Madrigal

            SP – Gore, Kopech, Peralta, Giolito, SGray, Lynn, Odorizzi, Ray, Pearson
            RP – Hand, Yates
            IL – Jordan Hicks

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

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              Looks good, man!

  2. lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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    test – no comments – logged in from pc

    • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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      Hi Grey i’m sure you are aware the server still has Kungflu

      • baby seal says:
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        Damn, so weird this issue is persisting for others… FWIW Grey, still fine on my end…

        Maybe the server is just saving room for my comment size and throttling everyone else?

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          FACTS!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, thanks, Baby Seal! It’s an issue for me on mobile too

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yup, it’s a problem for me too until I restart server in morning

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, we’re still having problems…Until they fix problems, we’re kinda at their mercy, but I keep bugging them

  3. baby seal says:
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    C’mon Grey, we all know Garrett Richards already tore his UCL in his backyard!

    “Unlike Grey who plays with himself.” LOL!!!

    I want Gore > Pearson!!!

    Agree, they’re both worth the dart. Not a huge difference between the two, as you said above, at least in terms of what you can reasonable expect from them in 2020.

    I think Gore is the “safer”/better pitcher and actually has more upside for IP. Think Pearson has perfect skillset to be a follower this year. 2 pitch guy. Gore has a Luzardo-like repertoire. These two guys are my fav long-term pitching prospects right now!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seriously? It sounds like something Garrett Dicks would do

      Middler!

      Yeah, maybe on Pearson, I’m willing to throw a dart at either right now tho as you said after I said it after you might’ve said it

      • Dave D says:
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        It seems Garrett could benefit from wearing protection.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

      • baby seal says:
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        Can’t believe Teoscar is still on the board in round 12!!

        Very happy you haven’t auto’d half your picks like last time. Looks like an Albright team! The last one was trash, sorry…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Your team is a mess, wha’ happened, seal?

          • baby seal says:
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            How is it a mess??

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Your team isn’t good, I’m sorry, you went off the reservation badly — I’m messing with you! I haven’t looked at your team

              • baby seal says:
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                ROFL, that’s what I figured!!

                This is what I get for throwing a compliment your way!

                Thought you were going to say bc of deGrom…

                $10 league… why not. Got Starling Marte at 58, so it worked out great lol.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Marte that late? Wow…I think it’s fair to say no one knows how to draft a team with one position player and only 2 OFs needed

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I’m winging it, taking guys I like

  4. krazyivan says:
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    If Minor League baseball is cancelled then what is alternative for elite arms like Gore? Simulated games?

    • Coolwhip

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      likely yeah. If not with the team, they’d have sim games or intersquad-type games is my guess… no way they all just sit on the shelf.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, they’ll be at facility working out, ready to go if needed and the roster will be bigger is my guess

      • baby seal says:
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        I was thinking they do facility, exhibition games, and then they all play Fall and Winter ball to make up for lost time. Would do something like that if I was a GM trying to save $$

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They’re gonna adjust service time

  5. Sam says:
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    I have houser, musgrove, lucchesi, and Caleb Smith… which would you drop any for Pearson or gore or hold?
    Thanks for keeping us entertained!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for now

      No problem!

    • baby seal says:
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      Drop Smith for Gore! Why not? YOLO, right?

  6. Sam says:
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    I have musgrove, lucchesi, Caleb Smith , and josh James towards the end of my rotation… which should I drop for Pearson? For gore? Or hold?
    Thanks for keeping us entertained!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      See above

  7. Chucky says:
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    Rank: Gore, May, Cease, Civale and Burnes. 2020 and beyond.

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      2020: Cease, Gore, Civale, May, Burnes
      beyond: Gore, May, Cease, Civale, Burnes

      • baby seal says:
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        There’s one name that doesn’t belong in this group. Guess who

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gore, May, Cease

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        If you mean 2020 only, they’re all ranked — I gave you beyond 2020

        • baby seal says:
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          Sounds like you have a new series: [insert: position name]

          Starting Pitcher Ranks And Beyond!

          What’s the “Beyond” part, Grey? IDK, that’s the beauty of it!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            IDK is always a beautiful way to start any sentence

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              test

            • baby seal says:
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              I’ve heard, that’s your favorite thing to say on the podcast! haha

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Haha

    • baby seal says:
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      2020: Cease, Gore, May, Burnes, Civale

      Beyond: Gore, May, Cease, Burnes, Civale

      Burnes has a lot of work to do, but he at least has one NASTY pitch to work with… can see a path for success w/ him. Civale is just not…. good

      • Why hate on Civale? Because of the last year’s low strikeout rate in 10 starts in 57 IP? He will have low ratios even with an increase to last years extremely low numbers, and will surprise in QS counts. He is a great complement to high strikeout high ratio pitcher, e.g. R. Ray, C. Archer, etc.

        ConSealer you just hating.

  8. Coolwhip

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    Okay so my takeaway is: Richards is Gore’s path to innings. And Ryu, Shoe, Thornton is Pearson’s path to innings, although there is also Shun Yamaguchi who might get starts in TOR.

    • Coolwhip

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      Well actually Anderson too in Pearson’s favor, LOL… he hasn’t completed 160 innings his entire career… so theres that too.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yup, Pearson has more paths

      • 183414 says:
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        Won’t have to this year. With Manfred as commissioner, might see 100 innings tops.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that sounds about right

  9. Dave D says:
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    Joe Thornton’s son, Trent, has pretty good stuff . If he ever gets better command could be a break out. No reason to believe that until it happens though. I agree on Pearson vs Gore. Mainly Gore has better competition. Of course when Garrett Richards gets hurt again his window will open. That should be by about August 10. I think Pearson has a more direct path as of now. At least if the NWO cartel allows a shortened season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, exactly, better competition in San Diego…I don’t mind Thornton, but he’s far from a sure thing

  10. Coolwhip

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    With July opening being discussed, here’s what MLB should do to get people back in and earn some goodwill for a marketing win.
    – spring training part 2 in mid-june
    – opening day on July 4 with big national tribute “usa, usa. we will persevere. sports is back”
    – no fans in stands
    – first 2 weeks free on MLBtv, and lift blackout restrictions for the season

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, yes and yes — hopefully

    • Dave D says:
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      I vote for fans going into stands upon signing a liability waiver. Time to allow people to assess risk and make their own decisions. It’s probably about the same risk as getting on the 405 or I-95 at any given time to get to/from the stadium. Could be fatal, maybe not your fault if you die, but an assumed risk most of us take. Just ask Nick Adenhart.

      • Coolwhip

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        In general I agree, but a car crash is not contageious, and someone breaking the law driving drunk isn’t necessarily an assumed risk. Yes attendees can sign a waiver, but is their family signing a waiver too, are they part of the decision process? Its a bit more complex. That said… it’s been proven now that outdoor transmission is not a major factor and a majority is indoor via climate-controlled air circulation, etc, mostly in aided-living/nursing homes. I think it should start with no fans, and slowly increase capacity based on climate of city. Elderly probably need not apply, unfortunately.

        • Cram It says:
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          That was favorite point hoax propagators were trying to make at the beginning. X amount die from cancer, X amount die from abortions. That’s great, but those things aren’t contagious!

          • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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            That comparison is a false equivalency but it wasn’t just “hoaxers” who used that it used all of there main stream media anderson cooper and dr sanjay gupta even made the comparison at one point.

            i think they should start with no fans, then move to opening with open seats. not sure how they would manage bathrooms at the stadium they are always crowded and a mess then have the air hand dryers blowing microbes all over the place .

            Have at i but I’m sure not going to a ball game anytime soon

            • Cram It says:
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              The KBO is playing games with no fans. I agree with this. I’m surely not interspersing with large crowds until I’m comfortable.

              • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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                Yeah I like the cardboard cutouts………maybe they can have a promotion you send you picture in and they make a cardboard cutout of you to put in a seat for a small charity donation.

                • Cram It says:
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                  Haha. And how about those cheerleaders?!

                  • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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                    Yeah a carpenters dream flat as board hard as a nail!

                    lol

                    • Cram It says:
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                      Bwahahaha. Nice.

          • Dave D says:
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            If you wanna go hide behind you mothers apron, do it Cram!

            Some of us are not fear based and would take risks like landing on Normandy or fighting at Gettysburg to protect the freedoms you give up (that many thousands of men have died for) under the guise that we’re all receptacles for deadly viruses. This shit has been forecast in science fiction for seventy years as a form of population control. There’s a point at which a lockdown is bullshit and we’re well beyond it. My children are missing out on school, sports, friendships, church, karate, dancing, visiting family. What is that worth? How long are we supposed to hide to protect the unhealthy? Why is staying indoors the answer? We are in bullshitsville. Maybe its time to segregate the country into Red vs Blue. Dems can all hide indoors. Repubs and Libertarians can go on life as usual and we can drop the rhetoric.

            • Cram It says:
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              You say lockdown, like we’re in prison. No one is forcing you to stay indoors. You can go outside, I go outside. I’m sorry I don’t feel like my freedoms are being taking away. I care about the human race on the whole, not just your inability to get a tattoo.

              • Dave D says:
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                My concern is mainly with my kids not being able to learn at school, socialize, go to church, take music lessons, dance lessons, karate lessons, have or attend birthday parties. I can’t go surfing because the beach where I go is closed. Cant go to my gym that I pay $50/mo for. Cant get a new license for anything in my state indefinitely because it on a “public health emergency” hold. Nah, no restrictions. It’s all my limited thinking.

                • Cram It says:
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                  There are restrictions on a lot of things, in every day life, even when it’s not a public health emergency. Where’s the outrage about your freedoms there? Or is it that they just don’t affect you personally enough?

                  “Sign, sign, everywhere a sign
                  Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind
                  Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?”

                  • Dave D says:
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                    I’m all for certain restrictions like not allowing you to masturbate in my driveway. I think most, if not all , would be horrified by that and want it restricted. You’re projecting hypotheticals on me which is no mans land. I’m not against restrictions, but I feel the state and federal governments should not be now imposing fines on individuals or businesses for doing what they did without question two months ago. Advising or recommending is one thing. But it speaks volumes to me when liquor stores are officially labeled essential businesses, but churches are ordered closed under threat of fines or imprisonments for parishioners and clergy. Beaches too are closed almost everywhere for sunbathing and even surfing or walking in many places. It has nothing to do with public health. Going to the liquor store for booze, cigs, vape being ok but AA meetings closed speaks volumes. Politicians want to spread vice and unhealthy and ways and inhibit a healthy mind/ body spiritual grounding

                    • 183414 says:
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                      Spot on !!!

                    • Cram It says:
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                      A patron going in and out of a liquor store wearing a mask, is not the same as hundreds of people congregating at a beach. Sorry you can’t see the distinction.

                    • Dave D says:
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                      Yeah, one is wide open space with fresh air, the other is enclosed space with recirculated air. One is healthy, builds vitamin D, and the immune system. Yeah the other causes heart disease, diabetes, domestic disputes. “Social distancing” is also possible at a churc(or beach) is it not?

                    • Cram It says:
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                      Hypotheticals? I’m talking about every day, ubiquitous restrictions. You’re talking about nonsensical examples, like public masturbation, which isn’t a restriction, it’s actually a law. Either way, you’re upset that you can’t go surfing, because you like to, but you can get alcohol, which I’m guessing you don’t like.

              • baby seal says:
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                LOL, “not just your inability to get a tattoo.”

                hahahahaha

        • 183414 says:
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          Outdoor transmission, is a minimal risk, not just not a major factor.
          I’m elderly, with cancer, and 5 stents…..no one is taking away my constitutional rights regardless of how they want me to live.
          I walk 10 miles a day and do 100 push ups a day. But I need not apply because, why ?
          The day I follow march in line with obedient sheeple is the day my life is over.

          • Awesome Andrew! Had a feeling you’ve been through some challenges just by the way you stand up for what you believe. You got me so motivated I’m gonna go mow the backyard in the heat – fight on Ed!

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              Thanks Smitty. Grew up without any material things. But was taught to respect my elders, and you can accomplish anything with hard work. Had my uncle shot and killed along with his daughter in law when he was 52 and she was 21. He finally had made it in life.
              Year later, my aunt was murdered. Had my god daughter killed at Semester At Sea on the way to the Taj Mahal, weeks after her 22st birthday.
              No pity parties for me.
              Agree with Dave. Men and women sacrificed their lives for our freedom, liberty, and our republic.
              I worked hard during my life and have enjoyed the benefits.
              This b.s. talk about shutting down “senior citizens” is fascistic, infantile, and sheer idiocy.
              If a store that I wish to do business with requires that I wear a mask I can agree or not. Otherwise I will never wear a mask when outside, and pick up golf balls every day as I walk along the golf course, despite the golf ball infected with the corona virus . haha
              Don’t know if I live another day, week, month, year, or 10 years; but won’t be listening to edicts ( not laws) in violation of my constitutional rights, as long as I’m breathing.
              Country has turned into chicken little sheep, afraid of their shadow.
              Newsflash, everyone will die. Some courageous, and some woke and wussy.

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                Great points AE!

              • Right on, hard work and sacrifice! Agree with you and DD on having the right to make “choices” moving forward. Like picking up infected golf balls!
                Hey, truly sorry for your losses Andrew, wow can’t even imagine

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          I was a trial lawyer for most of my adult life. Know the U.S. Constitution like the back of my hand, as well as all cases where it’s been been challenged.
          The constitution was created in large part for times like these, when autocrats and totalitarian power hungry napoleons seek to disregard the constitution. No one can take away your Bill of Rights. Hadn’t happened in our 250 year history w/out dire circumstances to those who tried.
          You want to stay indoors; not work, wear masks, gloves, and hazmat suits, be my guest. Not I nor millions of other freedom loving hard working americans.
          1 thing FDR said which I agree with, was the only thing to fear, is fear itself !!

          • Cram It says:
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            Serious question, exactly which amendment of the Bill of Rights is being violated as it pertains to whatever restrictions you disagree with?

              • Cram It says:
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                Thanks, Lenny. Even this is pretty non-specific to exactly what the infringement is upon, except maybe religious institutions. In short, it doesn’t address whatever the hell the “my constitutional rights to go surfing” are screaming about.

                • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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                  An example is cancelling the NY state primary was unconstitutional Federal court overrulled…..also the right to free assembly is problematic, in PA the restriction of trade with a non public “secret” waiver process is in the courts.2nd amendment issues…use of drones to monitor people … .there are lots of issues. i’m no legal expert but there has been many examples of overreach…..

                  not too mention the hypocrisy factor.and in many case the very politicians who banned surfing, haircuts, and walking driving to NYC parks were doing all those things

                  • Dave D says:
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                    Great points, LDM!!!

            • Dave D says:
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              Processing of Pistol permits in my state is suspended so the 2nd amendment right of buying a handgun for self defense is suspended. That’s one.

        • Dave D says:
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          There is a point at which your children’s development may be permanently affected adversely to protect the elderly. I want to protect eldery too. My parents are both in that 80+ group, for example. High risk people can stay at home. We can provide supports for them rather than lockdown every one. There is nothing rational about it. It’s a population control tactic plain and simple. If you study human motivation its easy to see.

          • Cram It says:
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            Yo, I agree there is a friction point, where weighing the health of the masses vs the economic and standard of living of the masses comes to a head. I’m not in a position to know what’s best regarding that, I’m just a civilian. I just don’t get the angle you guys come from regarding your Constitutional freedoms being eroded. That we’re all being sheep and those in power are using this to control us. I think that’s the extreme view of it, so we can agree to disagree on that aspect.

            • 183414 says:
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              No protests allowed. No work allowed for most. No assembly. No religion. Read up on the entire Bill of Rights, and how it would ever be possible to abridge said bestowed rights.
              But abortions up until birth are essential and promoted.
              Dangerous criminals freed from prisons, and hard working men and women arrested and PUT IN JAIL , for attempting to work.
              Give me a break !!

              • Cram It says:
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                I could rebut how these things are not covered when there is a threat to public safety, but you’re the expert. Religion hasn’t been made extinct. You can still pray and read your bible.

                • Dave D says:
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                  I don’t claim to be an expert, I just claim my rights individually. Many of the so called experts are corrupt and have very self serving narrow-minded narcissistic agendas (Fauci-Gates -Newsom to name a few).

                  I think the main difference is that you trust this government shutdown and that those influencing it are well-intended and benevolent. I am 100% convinced otherwise. Look at what happened in the 20th century in Soviet Russia, Maoist CCP China, Nazi Germany. They all took that top down “we know best” approach and used it to kill 100 million plus. The same thing is rolling out now IMO.

                  You trust centralized power, I mistrust

                  • baby seal says:
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                    Comparing this to Soviet Russia or Nazi Germany is a MAJOR stretch…

                    It seems you have forgotten the original idea of the shutdown? For the healthcare system. That is the main reason. It’s really that simple.

                    I agree w/ your sentiment — that we need to start seeing progress on ending the current situation soon. Responsible, healthy adults should be given that choice. We cannot shutdown an entire economy to help a small %. “The cure should not be worse than the disease.”

                    100% agree with all of that. I’m just willing to be patient about it.

                    My ears are up, though. I hear you on the BOR. Someone needs to say it.

                    • Dave D says:
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                      I have not forgotten “the original idea of the shutdown” was to allegedly not overwhelm hospital. Clearly that didn’t happen in 99% of the country. It’s certainly not happening in most places (any?) currently yet they are still shutdown. Deductive reasoning should lead you to the conclusion that since we are still shutdown anyway, you have been lied to and deceived. Two weeks, two months, two years. If the rules kept changing in a sporting event you’d cry foul. But it is happening with your reality and you don’t protest?

                • Dave D says:
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                  But your argument is like saying Christians could pray in the coliseum in 150 AD before being thrown to the lions or Jews could pray or have shabbat in a concentration camp. You seem to know little about religion. A Catholic mass includes the Liturgy of the Eucharist and Profession of Faith that are necessarily social and community experiences. The holiest day this year (Easter)was canceled by the governor.

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              Cram, I just wanted to say how much I appreciate your reasonableness. May not always agree with you, although I generally I do, but always appreciate your civility.

    • baby seal says:
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      100% agree, for once! ;-)

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        HAHAHA

  11. 183414 says:
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    Seems like another dart /plug for Cy Young Pearson. Sounds like he should go before Ryu. haha

    Granted, he’s on a team with as porous a pitching staff as there is anywhere in baseball. However, If Manfred keeps sitting on his ass as golfers walk hand and hand down all the fairways, I doubt he’ll get much play in a 60-75 game season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If Gore, Pearson and Ryu are all in an OD rotation and guaranteed 120 IP, it’s a toss up on value

      • 183414 says:
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        I’d still draft Ryu long before Gore and Pearson.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, same

      • 183414 says:
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        Unfortunately there are no guarantees in life.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Death, taxes and Bud Black not knowing how to manage

          • 183414 says:
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            Death yes, Bud Black 2nd…..haha

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

          • 183414 says:
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            Taxes we can get around; Bud Black….nope.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              True!

  12. There he is! OK he is a bit behind Pearson (only 21 IP in AA) but Mack is poised for the long term. Pearson has that FB/SL filth and prolly has a quicker path to IP, but I can see Gore being valuable too IF he gets the oppo. Beautiful delivery, with his arsenal and a little more polish he may be an early selection in ’21 drafts
    Thanks Grey, you da man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem!

  13. Otters of Boyztown says:
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    Sure but did you see wat the baby seal was wearing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re a horn dog for sea creatures and need to be stopped

      • Horn dog! LOL!

  14. BBHHI says:
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    Grey;

    Why am I the only fan who doesn’t trust Eduardo Rodriguez?

    I had him last year and he stunk for quite a good portion of the year….yea he turned it around and got on a roll, but truthfully between on all the injury marred years and the wonky knee….I really think we’ve seen the best that E-Rod has to offer and he’s headed down a dwindling performance road, where small sample improvements make speculators just keep on investing.

    • Grey

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      His Ks are solid, walks aren’t bad and his ground balls went up (not literally)…Doesn’t seem like a bad low-end #2 to high-end #3

      • baby seal says:
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        He’s a #4! #3 only if you got 2 studs ahead of him.

        E-Rod as your 2…? I will pray for you.

  15. David says:
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    Dynasty league, 5×5, with OBP replacing AVG. Which side would you prefer, Merrifield/Buehler or Story/Olson? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story

  16. Funny how true fear almost always manifests itself in the form of attacking the argumentor rather than the argument.

    *adjusts cup*

    *spits out a seed*

    *swings out of his shoes/strikes out*

    *winks at a little kid on the way back to the dugout*

    We still baseball here right…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      *wearing a N95 mask where my cup goes* What’s that?

  17. Operating in the Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Deep cover

  18. krazyivan says:
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    Picked up a share of Gore. Thanks Grey.

    Finishing up cleaning the garage listening in the 8th, game 2 of ‘69 WS. Davey Johnson was a slick fielding infielder for the Birds then-pretty cool that he went in to Manage the Mets in their hey day.

    I was going to ask you who you thought was a better Mets team, ‘69 or ‘86? Offensively, the latter version was far superior, but the Amazin Mets had such incredible pitching-Nolan Ryan and Tug McGraw were one of the best 1-2 righty/lefty punches out of the bullpen.

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