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The winter meetings are underway in San Diego. The off-season has been relatively quiet so far. It is uncertain whether there will be deals at the winter meetings or just a lot of discussion.
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We just saw Gaylord Perry pass away, one of many guys who thrived in the era of no pitch limits. When guys could throw 300 IP in 5 of 6 years (Perry did it ages 30-36 with 'just' 280 one year) and had 6 more 200 IP seasons left in his arm after that (!!). I could go antidotal on it but I prefer raw data.
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There was much more to him than the spitball.
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And here's the new Hall of Fame ballot...
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I made a Data Table. I intend to share.
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Sign my name
Hold my breath
Sing my heart out
Beat my chest for, my babe
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And these are the dates one needs to know.
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With the World Series over it is now time to turn back the focus onto the Blue Jays. One of the biggest questions this off season is what to do with the catching situation. Let's debate the possibilities.
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The Houston Astros are the 2022 champions, and they won in 2017 as you may recall. Dusty Baker has his second World Series ring, and this one has most certainly punched his ticket to Cooperstown.
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Is this not the matchup some of us anticipated, and some of us dreamed of, when the post-season began? On the one hand, a powerhouse that comfortably cruised to the the best record in the league, facing off with a squad whose season didn't take off until they replaced their manager halfway through?
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And then there were four. Astros and Yankees, Phillies and Padres.
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And then there were eight. First team to win three games advances.
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Let's sail the windy seas of Accountancy, and crunch a few numbers.
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What happened? it happened, that's all. It happened like a car wreck or a rape or an aneurysm in the brain, an arbitrary punishment selected by an unseen God for an unknown reason which could have happened to John or Joe or George Bush or the St. Louis Cardinals, but which sought out the Toronto Blue Jays and sat upon their shoulders with wings of iron.
  --- Bill James, The 1988 Baseball Abstract
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This is now the Boss Thread, at least until I drop the Report Card. Like an anvil on my foot.
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