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Cincinnati Reds 2021 (because we have to, I guess)

Discussion in 'Professional Baseball' started by Jaxbuck, Feb 28, 2021.

  1. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Guess we have to report for spring training


    I'm ready
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  2. Fungo Squiggly

    Fungo Squiggly Mortal enemy of all things Bucky Yahoo Pickem Champ Former Game Champion '18 Keeper League Champ '18 BPCFFB II Champ

  3. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    outscored 18-6

    Trailing 5-4 so far tonight

    Seems like they took the off season seriously and showed up in mid season form.
    So they've got that going for them
    which is nice
  4. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    FWIW, In 1988 me and my wife went to the All Star game in Cincinnati. During the game she asked: Why are the fans yelling "sailboat"? I told her they are chanting Sabo. It was probably funnier if you were actually there.....:lol:
  5. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Sabo = ttun turd
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  6. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    2-6 now with a -19 run diff

    That is the worst run diff in all of MLB so far. Second worst record.

    This is going to be a special season. You can just feel it.
  7. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Castellanos and Moose are worthless but that just means they fit in
  8. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Votto has COVID so there is another spot where league average could easily be replaced by league average....if only a farm system could produce guys who were even just league fucking average.
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  9. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Tied with Baltimore for most losses so far (11)
    Tied with Minnesota for worst run diff (-27)

  10. Jake

    Jake here we go again ‘17 The Deuce Champ '18 The Deuce Champ Fantasy Baseball Champ

    In between complete game victories, Tom Terrific was a fashion model.

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  11. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Looks like they will comfortably finish with worst record (7-19 or so) and worse run diff (-46) in the cactus League for 2021.

    Not that spring training means anything but for perspective on that -46 run diff, the next worst in Cactus play was -29. The worst over in Grapefruit was -34.

    This team is going to suck balls even by this team's standards.
  12. Honor&Glory

    Honor&Glory Paper,Rock, Scissors, Lizard, Spock!

    its what ownership wanted.
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  13. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    They should have a rule that forces ownership sales if a team doesn't maintain a certain winning % on a rolling 5 year basis or so.

    At the very least, peg ticket prices to winning.
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  14. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member


    I guess that's a thing in European soccer. If you suck, you end up being relegated to, I guess what constitutes the minors, and the best team from the minors moves up to take your spot. I don't know if any of this is true, but Cinci should get swapped out if they're going to suck balls every year.
  15. exhawg

    exhawg Mirror Guy Staff Member

    The problem is in the US the majors own the minors so relegation isn't an option. I guess I'll learn more about relegation in
    Ted Lasso season 2
    . The American sport that could handle relegation would be college football if you had four 16 team conferences and you replace the team that finishes last in each conference every season with the FCS team from the region that finishes first.

    I can't blame MLB owners from small markets for not spending money when the income disparity is so high between big and small market teams. It is their fault for not instituting an NFL or NBA style salary cap. The NFL has the most parity because they have a concrete cap where every team makes enough money to pay it out every season. It is more of a game of smart contracts and finding diamonds in the rough that they can draft low and get under contract for 4-5 years for cheap. The NBA soft cap is a little worse for parity, but if a team like the Cavs can have the highest salary/tax for a season or two and still break even the system seems to work. With the soft cap big market teams still have more ability to go over the cap, but a team over the cap can't go out and sign a big money FA and pays a shit ton of tax. In the MLB the average team salary is 73M and there are teams that pay double that. If you play in a small market and can't play moneyball you are going to suck forever.

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