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    Re: 2018-19 Off-Season Hot Stove

    Quote Originally Posted by realmofotalk View Post
    I hate the new 3 batter minimum rule that is going into effect next year. If the Dodgers end up losing a game on a runaway inning because one of our shitty relievers gives up consecutive hits or walks a batter on 4 pitches and the rule says our manager can't pull him from the game, I swear I will quit being a fan. That isn't baseball.

    This reminds me of all those fagget ballot measures (e.g. a ban on grocery plastic bags) we get in this state every election year that only a Giants fan would support.
    Quote Originally Posted by HollywoodLeo View Post
    I think I'm in the minority but I like it.

    LOOGYs are a stupid waste of time.

    I still remember the time Bruce Bochy brought in Eddie Oropesa to intentionally walk Bonds and then pulled him.
    I agree with both of these opinions. I hate LOOGYs but I think the rules are a little drastic.


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    Re: 2018-19 Off-Season Hot Stove

    Quote Originally Posted by realmofotalk View Post
    That's an extreme example. If our righthanded reliever can't get the first two batters out, and a dangerous lefty is coming to bat, why shouldn't we be allowed to bring in a LOOGY? Baseball is a game of percentages. This shitty rule is like forcing you to go for it on 4th down in your own territory when you want to punt.
    I don't think that comparison flies.

    Teams almost never go for it on 4th down in their own territory.

    Bringing in a LOOGY to face a left handed bat in the middle of an inning isn't anywhere close to that automatic.

    And yeah, my example was extreme but I hate it just as much when they bring in someone to face one batter regardless.
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