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The Yankee approach offensively was a disgrace the last few days, everyone trying to hit a homerun every atbat and no nous or critical thinking seemingly going on. Boone has to hope things improve or his job could be under threat.
 

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MLB is the American sport I watch the least, But happy to have it back. My Mets have started well. Problem is, injury will no doubt hit at some point as always.
 

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The Yankee approach offensively was a disgrace the last few days, everyone trying to hit a homerun every atbat and no nous or critical thinking seemingly going on. Boone has to hope things improve or his job could be under threat.
Yes this approach to having to better the home run record from last year.......I hate it, don't even worry about it.

I just feel like the roster construction is....one dimensional.
 

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What a start by the Mariners. Going to see them Monday night against Cleveland
 

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Red Sox lost again, Yankees lost the series to the White Sox yesterday. Both teams should be worried now especially with Tampa pulling away in the AL East.
 

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Aaaaaand, the Mariners are shit again. Swept twice in a row.
 

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Seems like a few of the Red Sox playeers and manager Alex Cora are skipping the trip to the White House.

In January, Cora was outspoken about his native Puerto Rico's need for relief after Hurricane Maria killed an estimated 2,975 people there. At the time, Cora indicated that he would consider skipping the visit to the nation's capital in response to Trump's handling of the hurricane, and Cora officially announced Sunday that he would not attend.

Among the Red Sox players opting out of Thursday's trip are Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts, Jackie Bradley Jr., Rafael Devers, Sandy Leon, Eduardo Nunez, David Price, Christian Vazquez and Hector Velazquez. Roughly 20 other players will attend the ceremony at the White House.
http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/26705101/cora-says-red-sox-clubhouse-divided
 

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@Carolina Red what do you think about the Rays potentially becoming a two cities team and don't you think that it's a first step to move to Montreal who is a far bigger market and iirc wants to see a franchise finally replace the Expos?
 

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@Carolina Red what do you think about the Rays potentially becoming a two cities team and don't you think that it's a first step to move to Montreal who is a far bigger market and iirc wants to see a franchise finally replace the Expos?
Florida is always so fickle with its pro sports teams. It seems like the ideal place, but for some reason the stands are always empty.

That said, Montreal played a split home schedule in the last years before they moved to DC... they split time between Montreal and Puerto Rico. It didn’t work then, and I doubt it’ll work now.

Either move to Montreal or don’t.
 

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Florida is always so fickle with its pro sports teams. It seems like the ideal place, but for some reason the stands are always empty.

That said, Montreal played a split home schedule in the last years before they moved to DC... they split time between Montreal and Puerto Rico. It didn’t work then, and I doubt it’ll work now.

Either move to Montreal or don’t.
Agreed and the fact that it's officially studied by the Rays tells me that they are seriously thinking about simply moving like the Expos did. But from what I have read Tropicana field is one of the worst place in american sports
 

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Agreed and the fact that it's officially studied by the Rays tells me that they are seriously thinking about simply moving like the Expos did. But from what I have read Tropicana field is one of the worst place in american sports
Oh dude.. it sucks.


It honestly reminds me of the shit dome that Montreal used to play in.
 

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As deep as the squad is, I don't think we'll pass the century mark. Only if the AL contenders (Yankees, Astros, & Twins) keep pushing us we might try and play for home-field advantage.
 

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i love remembering when the tigers had verlander scherzer porcello price on the same team and got swept in the first round
 

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Is this the first time MLB has gone across the pond? The fact they've sent over Red Sox and Yankees tells me they're really banking on the UK interest. Definitely will be seeing more of this I imagine, similar to NFL. Difference being, NFL usually sends over shitty teams like the Raiders and Jags.
 

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Is this the first time MLB has gone across the pond? The fact they've sent over Red Sox and Yankees tells me they're really banking on the UK interest. Definitely will be seeing more of this I imagine, similar to NFL. Difference being, NFL usually sends over shitty teams like the Raiders and Jags.
The only other time I could imagine it happening was if we sent teams over for USO trips in WW2.
 

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How common is a whopping like this?
You do get the odd game. You either have pitching duels which are interesting, but to a new audience incredibly boring, or you get like today, more like batting practice and you don't do that with a team like this Yankee team. They like hitting.