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2023.06.03 07:04 RD4200 A couple vintage ballpoint Bic pen autos.

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2023.06.03 06:46 sfgbot POSTGAME THREAD: Orioles @ Giants, 6/2. Join the Giants game / baseball discussion and social thread!

Postgame Thread 6/3/2023

Final Score: Orioles 3, Giants 2
Purpose of this thread


Description Length Video
Bullpen availability for San Francisco, June 2 vs Orioles 0:07 Video
Bullpen availability for Baltimore, June 2 vs Giants 0:07 Video
Fielding alignment for Baltimore, June 2 vs Giants 0:11 Video
Fielding alignment for San Francisco, June 2 vs Orioles 0:11 Video
Starting lineups for Orioles at Giants - June 2, 2023 0:09 Video
The distance behind LaMonte Wade Jr.'s home run 0:12 Video
LaMonte Wade Jr.'s home run through bat tracking data 0:09 Video
Measuring the stats on Gunnar Henderson's home run 0:11 Video
Analyzing Gunnar Henderson's home run through bat tracking 0:09 Video
Breaking down Dean Kremer's pitches 0:08 Video
Dean Kremer's outing against the Giants 0:23 Video
Breaking down Logan Webb's pitches 0:08 Video
Logan Webb's outing against the Orioles 0:22 Video
LaMonte Wade Jr. hammers a solo homer to right field 0:24 Video
Ryan O'Hearn grounds an RBI single up the middle 0:17 Video
Jorge Mateo dribbles an RBI infield knock 0:25 Video
Giants fans cheer as the Splash counter hits 100 0:46 Video
Orioles nab Wisely at home after a single from Davis 0:24 Video
Yastrzemski's RBI double 0:19 Video
Giants challenge a safe call on a Mateo steal attempt 0:30 Video
Gunnar Henderson drills a go-ahead home run in 7th 0:25 Video
Crawford robs Rutschman of a hit with a stellar play 0:19 Video
Brett Wisely takes a homer away from Aaron Hicks 0:25 Video
Nominate your Player of the Game (POTG). Upvote your choice if it's posted, or add your own!
For more off-topic fun, check out /SFGSocial!
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2023.06.03 05:52 SnakeBot POSTGAME THREAD 6/2 - Braves (33-24) @ D-backs (35-23)

Line Score - Game Over

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB
ATL 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 7 1 6
AZ 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 0 4

Scoring Plays

Inning Event Score
B1 Lourdes Gurriel Jr. doubles (16) on a line drive to left fielder Eddie Rosario. Geraldo Perdomo scores. Corbin Carroll scores. 2-0
T2 Eddie Rosario homers (6) on a fly ball to right center field. 2-1
B3 Christian Walker doubles (12) on a sharp ground ball to left fielder Eddie Rosario. Corbin Carroll scores. 3-1
T7 Eddie Rosario homers (7) on a fly ball to left center field. 3-2


Description Length Video
Bullpen availability for Arizona, June 2 vs Braves 0:07 Video
Bullpen availability for Atlanta, June 2 vs D-backs 0:07 Video
Fielding alignment for Arizona, June 2 vs Braves 0:11 Video
Fielding alignment for Atlanta, June 2 vs D-backs 0:11 Video
Starting lineups for Braves at D-backs - June 2, 2023 0:09 Video
Eddie Rosario: Home Run Statcast Analysis 0:14 Video
An animated look at Eddie Rosario's home run 0:09 Video
Measuring the stats on Eddie Rosario's home run 0:14 Video
A deep dive into Eddie Rosario's home run 0:09 Video
Breaking down Merrill Kelly's pitches 0:08 Video
Merrill Kelly's outing against the Braves 0:23 Video
Breaking down Charlie Morton's pitches 0:08 Video
Charlie Morton's outing against the D-backs 0:20 Video
Lourdes Gurriel brings in two runs with a double 0:22 Video
Eddie Rosario hits a solo home run to right-center 0:25 Video
Ronald Acuña Jr. is caught stealing after a review 0:29 Video
Corbin Carroll makes a nifty diving snag in center 0:22 Video
Lourdes Gurriel and Nick Ahmed get Matt Olson out 0:29 Video
Christian Walker swats an RBI double to left field 0:29 Video
Eddie Rosario swats a solo homer to left-center field 0:30 Video
Merrill Kelly K's eight Braves in seven innings 0:49 Video


Winning Pitcher Losing Pitcher Save
Kelly, M (7-3, 2.80 ERA) Morton, C (5-6, 3.62 ERA) Castro (6 SV, 2.13 ERA)
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2023.06.03 02:54 Smmoove Orlando Magic 2023 Draft Workout Tracker

Just like last season, this thread will keep track of who we work out as draft workout season gets underway.
I will endeavor to keep it updated as news comes in, but please feel free to drop any names/links in the comments and I will add it to the list.
Big shout out to everyone who helped out in the comments last year!
NOTE: Crossed out names have since withdrawn from the draft pool
Name College Position Height Wingspan Class Age TS% 3PA 3P% FT% Source Stats
GG Jackson South Carolina Forward 6'9 7'0 Fr 18 47.4% 170 32.4% 67.7% Source Stats
Jordan Walsh Arkansas Forward 6'7 7'2 Fr 19 51.3% 72 27.8% 71.2% Source Stats
Jett Howard Michigan Guard 6'8 6'9 Fr 19 56.2% 212 36.9% 80% Source Stats
Enrique Freeman Akron Forward 6'7 ? Jr 22 62.4% 3 33.3% 61.6% Source Stats
Craig Porter Jr. Wichita State Guard 6'2 6'4 Sr 23 55.5% 102 36.3% 68.5% Source Stats
Trey Jemison UAB Center 6'10 7'2 Sr 23 58.5% 1 0% 64.4% Source Stats
Patrick Gardner Marist Center 6'11 7'2 Sr 24 57.3% 149 38.3% 67.7% Source Stats
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2023.06.03 02:19 Tdknoll The DEI duo of Michael Waltrip and Dale Jr. with an RCR driver with a #3 in it at the front…

The DEI duo of Michael Waltrip and Dale Jr. with an RCR driver with a #3 in it at the front…
This is season 2 I am in, which means this Daytona 500 takes place on February 15, the same date Earnhardt won his first 500 six years prior on that same date. Dear God, what must be going through AB, Wally, and Benny’s minds at this moment? STORYLINES GALORE! #DoItForDale
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2023.06.03 00:58 Sohakmet Weekly Salt Discussion: N'Zap 85

Ayo, new patch dropped. Are you all enjoying missile rain down your gullets through all the diaper decos flailing around in your matches? I sure hope you are, because people will keep trying to pull it off for a good while. Me? Nah. I'm over here just making these posts and then going back to my dormant state until some new bullshit pops up again. Perhaps with the new patch you all decide that the next weapon should be Annaki Nova and all the TIMMIES THAT KEEP USING IT THINKING THAT IT'S SOOO GREAT BECAUSE INKJET. Woah, was that a slip? Let's talk about the N'Zap before I lose my cool.


Range: 50/100
Damage: 28/100
Fire Rate: 75/100
Points for special: 180p
Sub weapon: Suction Bomb
Special: Tacticooler
Special Notes: Gun


The N-ZAP '85 is a shooter with excellent ink efficiency and rapid-fire capability! And, um... its power is certainly... adequate. Sorry - I hate to say anything negative, but this weapon doesn't pack the biggest punch. But that's OK! It's fast enough to send your enemies scrambling... and that's when you hit 'em with the Suction Bombs. Fire up the Tacticooler to energize your squad for a big push, and you've got a nimble loadout that's built for teamwork. It's what makes the dream work!


The closest we'll ever get to this legend
THIS WEAPON IS FUCKING BORING! OK? IT'S BORING. Sheldon tried his best to keep himself from saying something negative about this weapon, but I'm here to do exactly this. IT FUCKING BORES ME TO DEATH.
My ceph, it's a gun that does absolutely nothing special. It throws a normal ass bomb, it paints relatively well, with a relative decent spread and range and takes 4 shots to kill. It's like if you wanted to play a Jr. but didn't want to go full support, but also kiiind of play aggresive like with a splattershot? It's boring. That's what it is.
Like, seriously. How can you mains even manage to endure this? I suppose that the only thing that this thing really has going for it is deploying the Tacticooler, which, btw, you all seem to like calling it juice, while I'm over here calling it [insert energy drink of preference here(tm)] for obvious reasons. You send that shit and then you're flying all over the map. Cooler gives you that sweet caffeine and sugar rush needed to woomy someone to death by screaming in their ears or whatever with the added benefits of ignoring the passage to the next life and also keeping all your special bar, because why not?? So out of the, I don't know, 5 possible minutes in a match where you're trying to maintain yourself awake you have a small portion that is actually quite fun to play as. I much rather prefer playing the '89, but the reason for that will be reserved for when that happens... eventually.
No major saltyness towards the weapon in general other than trying to keep myself awake when playing it, but uhhh, the bomb spam is really annoying... specially on tower. I suppose that this one will be one I leave to you to comment on personal grievances as I only remember someone is playing this weapon on my team when the game is almost over, for better or for worse.
What should be done next? Leave your suggestions in the comments and also leave your own experiences with/against this weapon.
Last Week: Octobrush
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2023.06.03 00:54 PhilsTriangle [USA-NJ][H] N64, NES, SNES, Pokemon 3DS XL Console, Gameboy Console CIB, DSi Console, Playstation, PS2, Sega, SMS, and Xbox 360 [W] PayPal, Venmo

Hey everyone, here's a few pictures of my N64 Games, 3DS XL Console, GBA Console, GBA Games I have for sale . There's a lot listed below that is not pictured so just let me know what you are interested in and I can provide additional pictures.
Prices do not include shipping unless "shipped" is noted. Shipping is $4 for 1 game (1st Class in a Padded/Bubble Wrapped Envelope). An additional $1 per game (if weight exceeds 12 oz). I only accept PayPal via Friends & Family or Venmo F&F, however I do have 295+ confirmed transaction on this board.
Consoles + Accessories Gameboy Original (CIB; unused condition; even the batteries are unopened) - $300 shipped or BO GBA Wireless Adapter (AGB-015) - $20 shipped GBA to Gamecube Adapter (DOL-011) - $25 shipped Gameboy OEM Clam Shells (lot of 32) - $75 shipped Nintendo 3DS XL Pokemon X & Y Limited Edition Console + Luigis Mansion Dark Moon (loose) - $300 shipped Nintendo 64 OEM Gray Controller - $25 Nintendo 64 OEM Controller Pak (NUS-004) - $13 shipped Nintendo 64 GameShark - $25 Nintendo 64 Performance Memory Card - $10 shipped Nintendo 64 OEM Transfer Pak - $20 shipped Nintendo DSI (TMNT Decals) w/ Charger - $50 shipped Sega GameGear Super Wide Gear - $22 shipped Sega Master System w/ hookups + controller (small crack/break in console shell) $125 + shipping Super Nintendo Snes Jr Console (console only; tested) - $90 shipped
N64 Games 007 World is Not Enough (ex-rental) - $14 1080 Snowboarding - $11 Backstage Assault - $12 Blast Corps - $18 Excite Bike 64 - $15 Flying Dragon - $30 F-Zero X - $40 Jet Force Gemini - $13 Madden Football 64 - $5 Mario Kart 64 - $42 MRC Multi Championship Racing - $10 Mystical Ninja Featuring Goemon (ex-rental) - $85 Namco Museum 64 - $12 NBA Jam 99 - $11 NFL Blitz 2001 (torn label) - $18 NFL Quarterback Club 2000 - $5 Pokemon Snap - $20 Pokemon Stadium - $35 San Francisco Rush - $15 San Francisco Rush 2 - $18 Star Wars Episode 1 Racer - $10 Star Wars Rogue Squadron - $14 Super Mario 64 - $38 Superman - $15 Super Smash Brothers - $45 Magical Tetris Challenge - $25 The New Tetris - $30 Tetrisphere - $12 Tony Hawk Pro Skater - $12 Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 - $21 Top Gear Overdrive - $11 Toy Story 2 - $20 Turok Dinosaur Hunter - $12 Virtual Pool - $13 Waialae Country Club - $6
N64 Manuals/Strategy Guides Duke Nukem Manual - $10 Flying Dragon Manual - $40 Silicon Valley Space Station Manual - $50 Super Mario 64 Nintendo Power Player's Guide - $18
NES Games Adventure of Bayou Billy - $7 Anticipation - $5 Bad Street Brawler - $13 Battle Chess (CIB) - $32 Battle of Olympus - $16 Blades of Steel - $9 Defender 2 - $10 Dragon Warrior (CIB) - $70 Dragon Warrior II -$60 Dragon Warrior - III - $120 Dragon Warrior IV - $160 Excite Bike - $11 Exodus Ultima - $11 Faxanadu - $12 Fester's Quest - $10 Final Fantasy - $25 Gauntlet II (label wear) - $10 Golf - $3 Gotcha - $7 Ghost 'N Goblins - $15 Greg Norman's Golf Power - $14 Gyruss - $9 Hydlide - $9 Iron Sword - $8 Little League Baseball - $12 Magic of Scheherazade (CIB) - $65 Mach Rider - $8 Metal Gear (w/ worn box) - $80 Mike Tyson's Punch-Out - $40 Paperboy - $16 Pinball $7 The Punisher - $27 Rad Racer II - $7 Renegade - $10 RBI Baseball 2 - $10 Road Runner - $16 Spy Hunter - $6 Super Glove Ball - $7 Superman - $21 Super Mario Bros. - $15 Super Mario Bros./ Duck Hunt - $7 Super Mario Bros. 2 - $24 Super Off-Road - $12 Super Sprint (Tengen) - $7 Super Team Games - $9 Tetris - $12 Tetris 2 -$9 Tiger-Heli - $5 Tiny Toon Adventures 2 Trouble in Wackyland - $16 To The Earth - $5 Toobin (Tengen) - $20 Top Gun - $5 Top Player Tennis - $9 Vindicators - $10 Winter Games by Epyx - $6
NES Manuals Anticipation Manual - $5 Captain Skyhawk Manual - $5 Dance Aerobics Manual - $5 Friday the 13th Manual - $16 Golf - $5 Gotcha Manual - $7 (crease) Hogan's Alley Manual - $9 Iron Sword Wizards & Warriors II Manual - $7 Life Force Manual - $10 (some damage to an interior page) Sesame Street 1 2 3 - $7 Super Team Games - $7 Tiger Heli - $3 (water damage)
Gameboy (cart only) Batman - $24 Dr. Mario - $10 Star Wars - $11 Super Mario Land - (top of label is faded) - $20 Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 - $30
Gameboy Color (cart only) All-Star Baseball 2000 - $5 Mary Kate & Ashley's New Adventures - $4 Men in Black The Series - $7 Pacman Special Color Edition - $14 Rugrats the Movie - $7 Shrek Fairy Tale Freak Down - $7 Smurf's Nightmare - $10 Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 - $6 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 - $6 Yu- Gi- Oh Dark Duel Stories - $10
GBA (cart only) 007 Everything or Nothing - $7 A Series of Unfortunate Events -$4 Backyard Baseball - $5 Backyard Baseball 2006 - $7 Backyard Baseball 2007 - $7 Backyard Football - $8 Backyard Football 2006 - $4 Backyard Football 2007 - $5 Battleship / Risk / Clue - $6 Bratz - $4 Butt Ugly Martians: BKM Battles - $5 Cars - $5 Cartoon Network Speedway - $6 Catz - $5 Cho Makaimura R Super Ghouls N Ghost ( Japanese Import) - $95 Shipped Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2 - $4 Dogz - $6 Dora Explorer's Pirate Pig's Treasure - $4 Dragon Ball Z Supersonic Warriors - $20 Earth Worm Jim - $16 ESPN Great Outdoor Games Bass 2002 - $5 Fantastic 4 Flame On - $3 Finding Nemo - $5 Fire Pro Wrestling - $11 Frogger's Journey - $6 Hot Wheels Stunt Track Challenge - $3 Hot Wheels World Race - $5 Incredibles Rise of the Underminer - $6 Jimmy Neutron Attack of the Twonkies - $4 Jimmy Neutron Jet Fusion - $3 Lord of the Rings The Two Towers - $10 Lost Vikings - $25 Lizzie McGuire: On the Go - $3 Madagascar & Shrek 2 - $5 Madagascar Operation Penguin - $6 Madden 2005 - $5 Mario Kart Super Circuit (torn label) - $21 Monster Jam Maximum Destruction - $6 Namco Museum - $6 Oddworld Munch's Oddysee - $12 Pong Asterios Yar's Revenge - $4 Power Rangers Dino Thunder - $8 Quad Desert Furty - $3 Road Rash Jail Break - $10 Shark Tale - $4 Spirit Stallion of the Cimarron - $5 Star Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones - $5 Star Wars The New Droid Army - $5 Super Mario Advance (worn label) - $17 The Incredibles - $3 Top Gear GT Championship - $10 Yu-Gi-Oh Double Pack 2 - $13 Yu-Gi-Oh Eternal Duelist Soul - $12 Wario Land 4 - $45 WWF Road to Wrestlemania - $10
Nintendo 3DS (loose) Transformers Dark of the Moon Stealth Edition - $7
Nintendo DS Games (cart only unless noted) Avatar The Last Airbender - $13 Backyard Sports Rookie Rush - $4 Bionicle Matoran Adventures - $6 Club Penguin - $4 Happy Feet - $4 Mario Hoops 3 on 3 - $10 Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 - $10 Megaman Starforce Dragon - $95 shipped Metroid Hunters First Hunt - $6 Namco Museum DS - $8 Nintendo Dogs: Chihuahua & Friends - $6 Nintendo Dogs: Dachshund & Friends (CIB) - $10 Nintendo Dogs: Lab & Friends - $6 Ping Pals - $3 Plants vs Zombies - $10 Ratatouille - $5 Ridge Racer DS - $8 Shrek Superslam - $5 MySims - $5 MySims Kingdom - $5 Spectrobes - $5 Spiderman 3 - $8 Star Wars II The Original Trilogy (LEGO) - $6 Super Money Ball Touch & Roll - $6
Nintendo Gamecube Games (CIB unless noted) ATV Quad Power Racing 2 (missing manual) - $9 Cars - $8 ESPN Winter Sports 2002 - $6 Madden 2003 - $5 Madden 2005 - $6 Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2 - $8 Spongebob Squarepants: Lights Camera Pants - $16 WWE Day of Reckoning 2 (missing manual) - $25 WWE WrestleMania X8 (missing manual) - $12
Nintendo Wii Games (all have cases) All-Star Cheer Squad - $5 Cabelas Big Game Hunter 2010 (CIB) - $8 Call of Duty Black Ops (CIB) - $9 Carnival Games (CIB) - $6 Chuck E Cheese Party Games (Missing Manual) - $10 Country Dance (CIB) - $8 Deal or No Deal (CIB) - $5 Guitar Hero III Legends of Rock (CIB) - $19 Hannah Montana Spotlight World Tour (Sealed) - $8 Major League Baseball 2K12 (CIB) - $10 Thrillville Off The Rails (CIB) - $5 Wii Music - $6 Wii Sports (Disc & Manual) - $20 Wii Sports Resort (CIB) - $30
Playstation PS1 Games (CIB unless noted) 007 Tomorrow Never Dies - $7 A Bug's Life (GH) - $7 Action Bass - $6 Ball Breakers (sealed) - $10 Bass Championship - $7 Battle Arena Toshinden (GH) - $14 Bushido Blade - $36 Crash Bandicoot Warped (GH) - $13 Fighting Force - $20 Gran Turismo 2 (GH) - $12 Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone - $13 IHRA Drag Racing - $5 Inspector Gadget: Gadget's Crazy Maze - $8 MediEvil (missing manual) - $35 Missile Command - $6 Monster's Inc (GH) - $9 Nascar Heat (CIB) - $7 NBA Live 2000 - $8 NBA Shootout 98 - $9 NFL Blitz 2000 - $15 NHL 98 - $8 NHL Faceoff 97 (GH) - $5 Parasite Eve - $75 Parasite Eve (missing demo disk) - $60 PlayStation Underground Jampack Fall 2001 - $9 Q* Bert - $10 Resident Evil Director's Cut (GH) - $30 Rugrats Search for Reptar (GH) - $17 Rugrats in Paris: The Movie - $12 Soul Blade - $23 Star wars Dark Forces (unoriginal jewel case) - $13 Syphon Filter 2 (GH) - $10 Tecmo Super Bowl - $20 Tiger Woods 99 - $8 Tony Hawk Pro Skater (GH) - $10 Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 (GH) - $12 Triply Play 99 - $8 Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 2nd Edition - $8 World Cup 98 - $12
Playstation 2 PS2 Games (CIB unless noted) 007 Everything or Nothing - $7 007 Nightfire - $9 Ace Combat 4 Shattered Skies (GH) - $8 All-Star Baseball 2005 - $5 Ben 10 Protector of Earth - $9 Bully - $22 Clock Tower 3 - $70 Crash Bandicoot The Wrath of the Cortex (GH version) - $10 Crash Bandicoot The Wrath of the Cortex - $12 Devil May Cry (GH) - $7 Enter the Matrix - $10 Eragon - $6 Family Feud - $5 Final Fantasy X (GH) -$9 Frogger the Great Quest - $7 Godfather the Game - $14 God of War (2 Disc Set) - $12 Guitar Hero II - $7 Guitar Hero III Legends of Rock - $9 High Heat Major League Baseball 2004 - $5 Hobbit - $10 Karaoke Revolution Party - $8 Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol - $5 Madden 2003 - $5 Madden 2007 - $5 Madden 2008 - $5 Midway Arcade Treasures - $11 MLB 07 the Show - $5 MLB Slugfest 2004 - $11 Nascar 2001 - $5 Nascar Thunder 2003 - $7 NFL Blitz Pro - $10 Onimusha 3 Demon Siege - $21 Pinball Hall of Fame - $5 Pirates - The Legend of Black Kat - $12 Red Dead Revolver - $17 Rise of Kasai - $8 Silent Hill 4 The Room (Factory Sealed) - $325 shipped Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith - $9 SSX Tricky (missing manual) - $19 Summoner - $10 Teen Titans - $22 Theme Park Roller Coaster - $8 Time Crisis 3 - $23 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell - $6 Ty the Tasmanian Tiger - $11 Warriors of Might & Magic - $10 Wheel of Fortune - $7 Yu-Gi-Oh Duelists of the Roses - $22
PS3 Band Hero - $6 Call of Duty Black Ops - $10 Call of Duty World at War -$11 Crysis 2 - $7 Fifa Soccer 11 - $5 Guitar Hero 5 - $11 MLB the Show 10 - $4 MLB the Show 11 - $4 NCAA Football 11 - $9 Sports Champions - $5
Sega 32X (all cart only) Primal Rage - $50 Virtua Fighter - $24 Virtua Racing - $20
Sega Dreamcast Games (disc & manual only***; do not have original cases unless noted CIB) Centipede - $7 Plasma Sword Night of Bilstein - $50 Psychic Force 2012 - $25 Ready 2 Rumble Boxing - $12 Rippin Riders - $5 Sega Bass Fishing - $8 Sega Rally 2 Championship - $12 Speed Devils - $15 Sword of Berserk: Gut's Rage (game only) - $65 Trick Style - $7 Zombie Revenge - $30
Sega Game Gear (cart only) Columns - $5 Sega Genesis (cart only unless noted) Aladdin (cart + manual) - $10 Boogerman A Pick & Flick Adventure (cart + manual) - $20 John Madden Football (cart + manual) - $20 Mortal Kombat (cart + manual) - $12 Prime Time NFL Football starring Deon Sanders (cart +manual) - $9 Shining Force (Case & Cart) - $75 Shining Force 2 (cart only) - $55 Sonic the Hedgehog (cart + manual) - $13 Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (cart + manual) - $12 Sonic & Knuckles (cart only) - $25 Streets of Rage (cart only) - $22 X-Men (cart + manual) - $15
Sega Master System (Mostly CIB; ask me to check manual) Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars - $28 California Games (missing manual) - $20 Choplifter - $18 Ghostbusters - $25 Great Baseball - $10 Monopoly - $10 Parlour Games - $10 Pro Wrestling - $14 Rocky - $17 Space Harrier (missing manual) - $18 Shinobi (includes map; missing manual) - $30
Super Nintendo (SNES) Games (cart only) Aeroacrobat - $9 Best of the Best Championship Karate - $8 Brandish - $85 Brett Hull Hockey - $7 Bulls vs Blazers - $4 Capcom MVP Football - $7 Captain Commando - $175 Cliffhanger - $9 College Slam - $7 Donkey Kong Country - $20 ESPN Baseball Tonight - $4 Family Feud - Final Fantasy Mystic Quest - $17 Football Fury - $20 Harley's Humongous Adventure - $15 Magic Johnson's Super Slam Dunk - $6 Mickey's Ultimate Challenge - $12 MechWarrior 3050 - $17 Monopoly - $5 Ms. Pacman - $12 NCAA Basketball - $5 Nickelodeon GUTS - $16 Ninja Warrior - $130 NFL Football - $5 Pit Fighter - $8 Romance of the Three Kingdoms II - $20 Soldier's of Fortune (rental sticker on label) - $25 Stanley Cup Championship -$6 Street Fighter II - $15 Super Caesar's Palace - $4 Super High Impact - $5 Super Soccer - $9 Super Star Wars Return of the Jedi - $16 Terminator 2 Judgement Day - $15 Top Gear - $15
Xbox 360 (CIB) Assassin's Creed - $6 Battlefield Hardline Deluxe Edition - $10 Battlefield 3 Limited Edition - $6 Fifa Soccer 10 - $5 Fifa Work Cup South Africa 2010 - $5 Grand Theft Auto V - $10 Injustice Gods Among Us - $5 L.A. Noire - $7 Left 4 Dead 2 - $11 Mafia II - $10 N3 Ninety-Nine Nights - $20 Nascar The Game 2011 - $9 NBA 2K12 - $5 NHL 10 - $3 NHL 14 - $6 Pocket Bike Racer - $5 Red Dead Redemption - $9 Saints Row - $10 Saints Row The Third - $5 Skate 3 - $6 Virtua Tennis 4 - $9
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2023.06.03 00:40 SnakeBot GAME THREAD: Braves (33-23) @ D-backs (34-23) - 6:40 PM

Braves (33-23) @ D-backs (34-23)

First Pitch: 6:40 PM at Chase Field
Team Starter TV Radio
Braves Charlie Morton (5-5, 3.59 ERA) BSSE 680 AM
D-backs Merrill Kelly (6-3, 2.83 ERA) BSAZ 98.7 FM , KQMR (ES)
MLB Fangraphs Baseball Savant Reddit Stream IRC Chat
Gameday Game Graph Strikezone Map Live Comments Libera: ##baseball

Line Score - Game Over

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB
ATL 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 7 1 6
AZ 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 0 4

Box Score

2B Perdomo 4 1 2 0 0 0 .285
DH Marte, K 4 0 0 0 0 2 .278
CF Carroll 3 2 1 0 1 2 .288
1B Walker, C 3 0 1 1 0 0 .254
LF Gurriel Jr. 3 0 1 2 0 1 .310
3B Rivera, E 3 0 0 0 0 1 .333
C Moreno 3 0 0 0 0 1 .283
SS Ahmed 2 0 1 0 1 1 .228
RF McCarthy 3 0 0 0 0 2 .193
Kelly, M 7.0 5 2 2 3 8 100-68 2.80
Adams 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 15-7 2.25
Castro 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 15-12 2.13
RF Acuña Jr. 4 0 1 0 0 2 .323
1B Olson 2 0 0 0 2 1 .231
3B Riley, A 4 0 1 0 0 1 .262
C Murphy, S 4 0 1 0 0 2 .285
PR Hilliard 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246
DH d'Arnaud 4 0 0 0 0 1 .279
LF Rosario, E 4 2 3 2 0 0 .251
2B Albies 3 0 0 0 1 1 .248
SS Arcia, Or 4 0 1 0 0 0 .312
CF Harris II, M 3 0 0 0 0 2 .170
Morton, C 7.0 6 3 3 2 9 99-68 3.62
McHugh 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 7-6 3.38

Scoring Plays

Inning Event Score
B1 Lourdes Gurriel Jr. doubles (16) on a line drive to left fielder Eddie Rosario. Geraldo Perdomo scores. Corbin Carroll scores. 2-0
T2 Eddie Rosario homers (6) on a fly ball to right center field. 2-1
B3 Christian Walker doubles (12) on a sharp ground ball to left fielder Eddie Rosario. Corbin Carroll scores. 3-1
T7 Eddie Rosario homers (7) on a fly ball to left center field. 3-2


Description Length Video
Bullpen availability for Arizona, June 2 vs Braves 0:07 Video
Bullpen availability for Atlanta, June 2 vs D-backs 0:07 Video
Fielding alignment for Arizona, June 2 vs Braves 0:11 Video
Fielding alignment for Atlanta, June 2 vs D-backs 0:11 Video
Starting lineups for Braves at D-backs - June 2, 2023 0:09 Video
Eddie Rosario: Home Run Statcast Analysis 0:14 Video
An animated look at Eddie Rosario's home run 0:09 Video
Measuring the stats on Eddie Rosario's home run 0:14 Video
A deep dive into Eddie Rosario's home run 0:09 Video
Breaking down Merrill Kelly's pitches 0:08 Video
Merrill Kelly's outing against the Braves 0:23 Video
Breaking down Charlie Morton's pitches 0:08 Video
Charlie Morton's outing against the D-backs 0:20 Video
Lourdes Gurriel brings in two runs with a double 0:22 Video
Eddie Rosario hits a solo home run to right-center 0:25 Video
Ronald Acuña Jr. is caught stealing after a review 0:29 Video
Corbin Carroll makes a nifty diving snag in center 0:22 Video
Lourdes Gurriel and Nick Ahmed get Matt Olson out 0:29 Video
Christian Walker swats an RBI double to left field 0:29 Video
Eddie Rosario swats a solo homer to left-center field 0:30 Video
Merrill Kelly K's eight Braves in seven innings 0:49 Video


Winning Pitcher Losing Pitcher Save
Kelly, M (7-3, 2.80 ERA) Morton, C (5-6, 3.62 ERA) Castro (6 SV, 2.13 ERA)
Game ended at 8:52 PM.
Remember to sort by new to keep up!
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2023.06.03 00:02 jthomas694 [Game Thread] 15 South Carolina vs Central Connecticut State - Game 2 of the Columbia Regional - 6/2 at 7PM ET

NCAA Baseball on CollegeBaseball
15 South Carolina (39-19) vs Central Connecticut State (36-12)
Founders Park, Columbia, South Carolina - 7:00 PM ET
Television: ESPN+
STREAM? WHERE IS THE STREAM? HOW IS IT HARD TO GET ME A STREAM?: I do not have a stream, if someone has one, I’ll put it in here - but to be completely honest, ESPN+ is only $9.99 a month and it will be worth it this month if you like college baseball (IMO It’s always worth it as I bundle it with Disney+ and Hulu and use it for out of market NHL games - Let’s Go Rangers! - But I digress)
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Game One: NC State 5-Campbell 1
Winner of tonight’s game will play NC State tomorrow, 6/2 at 6PM ET
Loser of tonight’s game will play Campbell tomorrow, 6/2 at 12PM ET in an elimination game
Starting Pitchers
South Carolina: James Hicks, r. JR, RHP, 7-1, 3.61 ERA
Central Connecticut State: Jake Neuman, JR, LHP, 6-2, 4.65 ERA
South Carolina Starting Lineup:
Spot in Lineup Player Name Position L/S Player Number BA OBP SLG%
1 Will McGillis DH R 6 .286 .466 .740
2 Braylen Wimmer SS R 3 .290 .397 .534
3 Ethan Petry RF R 20 .376 .468 .748
4 Cole Messina C R 19 .311 .427 .642
5 Talmadge LeCroy 3B R 5 .286 .424 .422
6 Michael Braswell 2B R 7 .248 .402 .579
7 Gavin Casas 1B L 52 .249 .369 .353
8 Will Tippett CF S 13 .196 .304 .320
9 Dylan Brewer LF L 10 .245 .404 .444
Central Connecticut State Starting Lineup
Spot in Lineup Player Name Position L/S Player Number BA OBP SLG%
1 Dan Hussey DH L 24 .274 .366 .532
2 Brady Short 2B L 5 .323 .426 .418
3 Aidan Redahan 3B L 30 .333 .442 .458
4 Jeff Nicol C R 7 .311 .436 .519
5 Jimmy Sullivan LF L 32 .308 .396 .531
6 Michael Torniero CF R 2 .336 .392 .431
7 Joe Rios RF R 12 .275 .364 .500
8 Josh Taylor 1B R 26 .190 .320 .619
9 Elliott Good SS R 3 .310 .384 .408
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2023.06.02 23:59 CazOnReddit Alright, Let's Talk About the 3rd Pick & a Potential Siakam Trade With Portland

Alright, Let's Talk About the 3rd Pick & a Potential Siakam Trade With Portland
So have you heard that the Blazers are looking to shop around the 3rd pick and Anfernee Simons for a star forward? Yeah, let's finally get into this.
The Blazers lucked themselves into a rather unique position, both with the pick they got - having jumped from 5th to 3rd in the draft - and with the team who managed to get the 2nd pick being the Charlotte Hornets who are likely to draft forward Brandon Miller over G League Ignite guard Scoot Henderson, with Scoot seemingly falling to 3.
This would make Scoot the 2nd young guard the Blazers recently drafted and their 3rd under 25 guard to play next to Dame...if they weren't trying to shop the pick around.
They have a perfect opportunity to finally do a rebuild...and yet, here we are with yet another rumor about the Blazers trying to build around Dame and get him the help they've left him without for...what, 8 seasons and counting? Like the Rockets who are alleged to be interested in moving the 4th pick, I don't think the Blazers really should be trying to do a two timelines, pseudo rebuild while contending around Lillard.
I also don't think the package they can put together is as great as it's often hyped up to be. As we'll get into, a package around Anfernee and the 3rd pick plus a player or pick or two is quite decent in a vacuum but it certainly isn't good enough to get to get you that Top 10-15 player in the league who can singlehandedly win you a series - if not, a championship. It certainly isn't enough to outbid the likes of the Jazz or, more significantly, the Thunder who may opt for a splash in the offseason as their core develops into a young, hungry playoff team with some greater veteran presence around them.
I'm just going to say it: If Portland really is saying "time's up" and putting together one last effort to compete against Dame, they need to do more than get Siakam, O.G., Karl-Anthony Towns or whichever star's name pops up in rumors leading up to the draft. Not to say those players won't improve the team, but none of them - and yes i'm including Siakam - are good enough to elevate a former lottery team like the Blazers over the past 2 seasons to a Top 3 seed, let alone guarantee a championship.
A duo of Siakam and Dame, Dame and KAT, etc. can be part of one's core championship team but they need the right supporting pieces around them in order to win. To put it mildly, the not have that. Jusuf Nurkic has seen significant regression as a defender and the bench is one of the few to make the Raptors bench look like a bastion of basketball greatness. It shows on the floor and statistically, and it's a large reason why the Blazers have been one of the worst defensive teams in the league over the past, one of the worst when it comes to rebounding and in general being near the bottom of the Western Conference before they pulled the plug on their most recent season in an attempt to tank for a Top 4 pick.
If the Blazers are actually going to commit to Dame, they need to engage in a paradigm shift this offseason. Rework the starting 5, the bench and go all-in getting Loyalty McLoyal the team he should have had around him for years instead of endlessly running it back with minor tweaks to who his #2 is.
That means either getting your pick back from the Bulls and shopping the 4 firsts/3 swaps you can or removing the protections and dealing out the 3/3 you would have to improve the roster. Don't just get Siakam, KAT or whoever and set them up to fail with Damian because it's not fair to either player to put them in that situation.
Go after Buddy Hield, see if Myles Turner or Clint Capela are going to be available, or if the Wolves are desperate enough to sign and trade Naz Reid to recoup some assets after the costly Gobert trade - if not, try signing him with the full MLE. And you don't stop there! However they plan to shake up the roster in this hypothetical scenario, they need to significantly improve the center position/rotation and their bench to give Dame an actual chance of winning a ring with what few years left they have in his prime.
Also fire Chauncey Billups, he's a bottom 3 coach and the only reason I can't say he is not the worst is because I can't say the Raptors coach will be objectively worse/better without knowing who will head either team. He isn't 3rd, that's for sure.
But anyway that's the Blazers prerogative. What exactly could the Raptors see in a potential pick that, presumably, revolves around Pascal Siakam?
Since I can be a bit of a wordy writer, i'm going to add some TL;DR sections for each playepick discussed in this little piece for those that want a quick breakdown.
Note: This is not a trade proposal; this is a compilation of the assets and players who could be included in a trade for Pascal Siakam. Additionally, this is not an endorsement of trading Pascal Siakam, etc. in a deal with the Portland Trailblazers.
Anfernee Simons
The main player who's been the subject of a contentious discussion between Blazers fans and Raptors fans. Whether you think he's overrated, underrated or somewhere inbetween, it is undeniable that Anfernee Simons would have to be included in the trade at minimum.
I can't speak for the Blazers and I won't pretend to speak for all Raptors fans so let me just say this: I like Anfernee Simons. He's one of the more exciting players in the league under 25 even if he doesn't have the same ceiling as a guy like Zion or fellow player nicknamed "Ant" Anthony Edwards.
A borderline All-Star guard with a combination of shooting prowess and explosiveness, he had a breakout season in 2021/22 when Dame went down due to an injury and thus became the Blazers lead point guard in his absence. He's a genuine 3-level scorer who can splash from outside, pressure the rim for a high-flying dunk and he's effective in the midrange too. If nothing else, it cannot be overstated how nice it would be for this team to have another player who's a reliable, 38.7% from 3 volume shooter on a roster so thoroughly lacking in outside shooting
And before you say it, yes, Anfernee Simons is a point guard. This isn't a case like CJ where his skillset is that of a 2 who can do some playmaking but shouldn't run your offense, Simons does have some issues with dribbling the air out of the ball before making a pass, but he is a point guard. He isn't a typical point, operating more as a shoot-first point like Lillard, but he's still capable of cracking out a notable number of assists while getting buckets; he dished out 6 dimes a game with nearly 28 points in the games he's played without Dame as the lead point.
All 11 of them last year.
Yeah, you might have seen some posts or stats online of what Simons has done without Damian Lillard; in his breakout season of 2021/22, the Anferno was putting up a similar number of assists and cracked 20 points per game, albeit over a more significant sample size of 30 games. And in 2022/23, Anfernee Simons put up 27.9/2.9/5.7 (2.4 turnovers so an AST/TO of 2.38:1 which is solid) while shooting a staggering 41% from 3 on 11 3s.
Those numbers are impressive in a vacuum; his true shooting of 62% is especially notable. However, they require some context and should be taken with an enormous grain of salt.
For one, it's a very small sample size over a lengthy period of the season where teams haven't had to plan for Simons to be the main guard to focus their defense on. He's still the 2nd option so it's not like there's no film watching or the like, but if Anfernee Simons permanently becomes the lead point guard of a team, opposing teams will gameplan around him and his weaknesses more significantly than the very few times where he's asked to be the lead ballhandler in Dame's absence.
His 2021/22 stats, while still a limited overall sample size, do suggest he'll be able to dish out a similar number of dimes as the lead guard (Dame had been ruled out due to injury during the season so teams did have to gameplan around the Ant for a large portion of the season instead of a handful of games scattered throughout the season) and he still has room to grow as a playmaker but once again, it was only a sample size of 30 games so it is hard to draw much out from the games he played.
Speaking of drawing conclusions from said sample size: Yes the Blazers went 4-7 within that 11 game sample size - and bear in mind this sample included games where the Blazers were still trying to contend while facing a variety of teams i.e. not every team was a playoff or contender. That isn't great, however, Ant was generally not the main reason they lost since the 2022/23 Blazers as a whole were pretty terrible all year, even before they blatantly tanked. The same is also true of his breakout year when the Blazers lost Lillard due to injury, they just weren't a good team.
If there is a point of contention around Simons that one can draw from his past 2 seasons, it's his defense's bad.
It's really bad.
He's improved this season on that end to the point where i'd say he's a better defender than Dame - even if his overall defensive rating doesn't support this, the eye test does - but that's like saying Spencer Dinwiddie is a better defender than Trae Young. While Chauncey Billups hasn't been doing either one of Portland's guard any favors, it doesn't change the fact that being better than one of the worst defenders in the league is not an accomplishment to be proud of. All coaching issues aside, Simons is still a notable negative on that end of the floor. He has a propensity for losing his man via ball watching, he's not great at closing out on the perimeter and he's not a lane disruptor by any means. It's not impossible for him to improve as a defender - he's 6'3 with a 6'9 wingspan and much of his defensive weaknesses come from a lack of discipline - but as of right now when his shots aren't falling he's a major liability on the court and his flaws on defense were not well hidden when paired next to another notably poor defender in Dame.
There are a couple of other habits that Simons needs to address - he could stand to be less trigger happy as a scorer and work more on his playmaking given all the promise he's shown in that area - but that's the main issue with Simons. He's a very skilled guard with a similar approach to the game as Dame on both ends of the floor. And we all know Dame isn't locking down the opposing team's point.
Does Anfernee Simons seem like he'll become a guard on the level of Dame? No but that's a ridiculously high bar to hold him to, especially with the limited opportunities he had and will continue to have when he's behind Dame in the guard pecking order. Anfernee is a good player who often shows glimmers of true greatness on offense but whose defense (or lack thereof) is going to require very careful teambuilding to limit exploiting said defense in the playoffs. Perhaps he'll need to be the full-time point to fully achieve his potential as a playmaker but while he doesn't scream All-NBA caliber, he's someone you can easily see eking out a couple of All-Star nods at his peak and is, at worst, a staring-caliber guard. As for whether he can be the lead of a championship contender...we'll get to that when we talk about the pick he'd come with.
TL;DR - Anfernee Simons is an intriguing young player with upside as an explosive, shoot-first PG but one whose poor defense does mean the team's starting lineup/bench has to be built around carefully to account for his current (and likely ongoing throughout his career) weaknesses.
3rd Pick
It's whomever is left from Scoot Henderson or Brandon Miller. Maybe you trade down to 4 for some more assets if you're a believer in Amen Thompson, maybe you take Amen if you think he's the best player available and the Rockets won't negotiate for Scoot/Miller but yeah, it's one of those three via the 3rd overall pick.
Before we get into the players, I do want to briefly mention that I actually did a post a while ago on a different sub going over trades involving the 3rd pick and to put it bluntly: The 3rd pick has good value but it doesn't have as much value on its own and trades involving the 3rd pick for an All-Star or even All-NBA caliber player are very rare.
The closest trade to what the Blazers would want in return was in 2000 where the Atlanta Hawks traded the 3rd overall pick to the Vancouver Grizzlies along with Brevin Knight and Lorenzen Wright for Shareef Abdur-Rahim and the 27th overall pick. That 3rd pick turned out to be future HoFer Pau Gasol but no one knew he'd become that at the time. As for what the Grizzlies gave up for the pick, Shareef Abdur-Rahim was not a perennial All-Star nor was he an All-NBA level player. He was a solid player that became an All-Star in his debut season for the Hawks...and that was his only All-Star appearance.
With that in mind, it is a bit wild that it's so commonly suggested that Simons and the 3rd pick alone should be enough to acquire an All-NBA talent like Siakam, especially with how much inflation we've seen in trades for players of that caliber of late or even players who are a step below. Concerns about his contract expiring lowering his value are baffling, as if a team's front office wouldn't talk to him about an extension before making such a trade. Moreover, it's not like the Raptors need to deal him out when they can simply re-sign him in 2024.
Now this year, when Scoot Henderson or Brandon Miller could be up for grabs, the 3rd pick has a lot more value given how highly praised those players are, so let's put aside the debate on what is fair for Siakam for a moment and talk about the presumed 3rd overall pick, Scoot Henderson.
The 2nd best player in a draft class containing the best prospect since LeBron James. He's projected to go 3rd because Charlotte is allegedly interested in taking Brandon Miller at 2nd but we'll touch on that later. For now, let's talk Scoot:
  • Henderson is a freakish athlete and a terrific floor general; he racked up an average of 6 assists a night on an AST:TO ratio of 1.94:1 and is a strong option on offense due to his abilities as a slasher
  • His usage as the G-League Ignite's offense, be it ball screens or handoffs, displayed his ability to break down a team's defense
    • To delve deeper into his production as an offensive guard, his percentage rate of ball screens (43.7%) is only matched or surpassed by 7 players across the entire NBA. 7!
  • Despite the athleticism, Scoot is generally good at controlling the ball and not turning it over due to careless mistakes driving to the basket
  • For a guard, he's a pretty solid rebounder and, if nothing else, he puts in the effort on defense even if he's not necessarily someone who screams "Future DPoY"
  • Intangibles are hard to really quantify but Scoot is the definition of someone who "has that dog in him" and he's someone you trust down the stretch to make the right move
  • He puts in effort on defense but he's only 6'2 with a 6'9 wingspan and, well he's no Kyle Lowry when it comes to taking charges or the like
  • His shooting is...a work-in-progress; he tends to default to long 2s which he isn't great at making (38% overall), his free throw percentage is only 75% and his 3-point shooting is a measly 31% off the dribble
Needless to say, there's a lot to like about Scoot; if Victor wasn't in this draft, he'd easily go #1 overall. He's often compared to Derrick Rose or even Russell Westbrook as this uber explosive guard who can seriously pressure the rim while generating solid passes for his teammates which is a good comparison though one obviously hope his outside shooting pans out more like Curry or Trae than Russ or Rose.
Losing Siakam would obviously hurt the team in the short term but as far as what Scoot brings, there is a lot of upside to him that would raise the ceiling of the team in the long run. His ability to get to the rim, combined with his athleticism would make him the perfect guard for a team that thrives in transition like the Raptors. He would also have chemistry with another player the Raptors have been rumored to be interested in/may take at 13 in Leonard Miller as they played on the same team but we'll talk about the 13th pick's potential prospects another time.
For now, let's go over one of the problems with trading for Scoot Henderson if he is still on the board, besides the obvious hypothetical of "he might never become a player as good as the one you're giving up" or "what do you do with Fred when you brought in Scoot and Simons" because what you're really asking is this: Is a backcourt of Scoot/Simons the team's guard duo of the future?
This brings me to my big problem with a “trade for Simons + 3” trade if the 3rd pick does end up being Scoot: A backcourt of two undersized guards, one of whom is unproven against NBA competition on defense and the other of whom has been one of the worst guard defenders in the league is not a duo of guards you can build a contender around in the long-term unless both of them become significantly improved defenders. Or at the very least, it's a duo that has historically not led to notable championship contention.
Blazers fans would know this well given their team has only had one year where they weren’t the in the NBA’s basement as far as defensive ratings go, be it with CJ or Anfernee as Lillard’s sidekick; the furthest they ever got with either was the Western Conference Finals and the best their defense has even been was 10th. Every other season, the Trailblazers defense has been amongst the worst in the NBA. Part of those Blazers teams' failures can be attributed to bad coaching, but a more significant portion of the blame be laid at the feet of Dame being a bad defender and undersized who has been paired with bad, undersized guards throughout much of his career.
You can get away with one bad defender or a starter who’s undersized for their position on a championship-caliber team which, if you’re rebuilding by trading away Siakam, that is what you’re hoping to take a step back for. As an example, Dirk Nowitzki wasn’t known for being a lockdown defender and yet the Mavericks won their first and only championship to date with Dirk as the weak link on defense. He was also a phenomenal offensive talent whose weaknesses on defense were mitigated by how much momentum he was able to generate for his team but I digress.
You can get away with running several smaller players for a limited time to force mismatches on offense with the right lineup. The Warriors dynasty comes to mind, where Golden State would close games using their “Death Lineup”. However, that lineup revolved around 4 Hall of Famers (Klay, Dray, Steph, Igoudala) where Steph is the lineup’s weakest link on defense, and this is before we acknowledge that they were able to include yet another HoFer in Kevin Durant to replace Harrison Barnes in a different incarnation of the Death Lineup from 2017 onward.
For that matter, it's not wholly impossible to win a championship with a duo of small guards - the Pistons repeated in the 89/90-90/91 with 6'3 Joe Dumars and 6'1 Isiah Thomas and the Bad Boy Pistons were contenders throughout the 90s - but it is damn near impossible if your lead guards are bad defenders. Whatever can be said about Thomas' various off-court controversies, notably with him being found liable for sexual misconduct during his stint heading a woman's basketball team a la the New York Liberty, he was a phenomenal defender, as was Dumars.
Hell, the Raptors won in 2019 while having Fred VanVleet and Kyle Lowry share the floor a fair amount of time in the Finals though it is once again worth noting that both were terrific defenders at the time. Even if one wouldn't call their efforts All-Defense caliber, they were both positives on that end of the floor.
Historically speaking, you cannot be a championship-caliber team with two of your starters being undersized negatives on the defensive end barring them being surrounded by generational defenders or said starters being generational offensive players who can make up for how many points you’re giving up on the other end of the floor.
Simons is a gifted scorer with good playmaking but is a truly sorry defender. Scoot Henderson is a talented passer but is undersized for the position and how he fares defensively with teams hunting him as the smallest player on the court will remain to be seen. But with neither of them likely to be a Dumars/Thomas-level defender and the offensive capabilities for one of them being the main question mark as to how good a player they could become, having both of them as the foundation to your team's backcourt seems to cement the duo's future as a non-contending entity.
Let's put this into perspective with some statistics: Of the past 40 years, the only championship to ever be won by a team with what could be considered a bad regular season defensive rating was the 2000/01 Lakers. That team had two generational talents in Shaq and Kobe, and that season is itself an outlier when compared to the rest of the Shaq/Kobe Lakers era that it shouldn't even count. All other championship teams were at least 12th or higher for their season with most championship teams being in the Top 5 in defensive rating.
By the by, in case you're wondering: That team who had 12th in defensive rating was the 1995 Rockets led by the generational talent in Hakeem Olajuwon and said rating had a lot to do with untimely injuries to the 95 Rockets core. That team they still managed to have the 7th best offensive rating in the league despite Drexler's absence for much of the season is a testament to Future Raptors Retiree Hakeem's skills as the best big man of the late 80s, early-to-mid 90s. Are we noticing a pattern here?
Even if we ignore the question about what to do with Fred, the question of what the Raptors backcourt looks like is far more pertinent if it is going to involve some combination of Scoot Henderson and Anfernee Simons with, presumably, Gary Trent Jr. and another guard coming off the bench for relief. Is a backcourt of Anfernee Simons and Scoot going to turn this team into a Top 3-6 offense for the season without plummeting this team's defense off of a cliff? And if you don't think so, when do you move one of them to open up the 1 or the 2 for another player?
This is a question the team will likely have to answer once they've seen how Simons and Scoot fit togethefit with the rest of the roster; I don't see a 3-team draft day deal where Simons or the 3rd pick are moved elsewhere barring that aforementioned moving down to 4th and I don't see this team without Siakam/with Scoot and Simons being a serious contender for several years even if they do pan out. But it is a question that has me concerned in regards to how this team will function when it's developing a dynamic duo of players who will be picked apart in the playoffs barring one of them turning into a terrific defender.
Whatever else one can say about Point Scottie or even Scottie Barnes when he was crammed into the starting Shooting Guard position for much of the year, it is hard to argue that having either Scottie or Trent & Simons/Scoot as your backcourt makes way more sense defensively even if having both Scottie and Scoot complicates matters on the offensive end since neither are great shooters and Trent's defense is a touch overrated at time due to is propensity to gamble for steals.
All this being said, it's not out of the realm of possibility that Henderson becomes an All-Defense-caliber player or for Simons to a climb out from the deep hole he's dug for himself as one of the worst defenders in the league, and Scoot is still a phenomenal talent. These concerns should be noted, but they shouldn't serve to deter from selecting him 3rd if such a trade were to go down. As a prospect, there's very few players in this draft class who could serve to singlehandedly raise the floor and the ceiling of this team in the long run.
Speaking of other players, however, it should be acknowledged that Scoot isn't the only potentially available player at 3; while all accounts suggest the Hornets prefer Brandon Miller at 3, Scoot is the best player available at 2 and there's no guarantee the Hornets draft for fit. So here's a quick rundown of Miller and a player the Blazers have recently worked out, Amen Thompson:
  • Brandon Miller is a 6'9 forward (boo, we have enough of those!) who can shoot (yay, we need more of that!) and has some notable playmaking upside even if his decision-making can be questionable at times. He's a player you could see as either a #1 or a high level #2 option on a championship team though he's not the most switchable guy on defense and you have the usual rookie concerns i.e. "he needs to get the NBA body to thrive". He's gotten a lot of comparisons to Paul George but i'd say his playmaking is further ahead from what PG13 was as a prospect.
  • Amen Thompson is someone I talked about in the trade for the 4th pick & he's a very interesting player. A high ceiling, low floor player with unreal athleticism, a 6'7 lead guard who's arguably the best passer in the draft class but has serious questions about the competition he's faced in OverTime Elite/his shooting being as bad as it was. Think Ja Morant but with defense and, again, at 6'7 with a much longer wingspan.
I feel like the trade makes more sense if the Raptors were to go for Amen or Miller but we won't know who the Hornets will chose on draft night until the day of & ideally you'd trade down for 4th to get Thompson plus assets if you're sold on Amen. Plus like I said, it is possible that Scoot does become a good or even great defender so one might not have to worry about choosing between him and Ant down the line.
TL;DR - Scoot is an amazing prospect but his pairing with Simons could be a major problem in the future if both don't improve defensively. Ironically, the 3rd pick becomes simultaneously more valuable for other teams/less valuable for the Raptors if it's Scoot and vice-versa if it's Miller due to those concerns. Thompson is a wildcard at 3 depending on who has the pick/how willing the Rockets are to trade up to 3rd.
Nassir Little
Portland is reluctant to deal out Sharpe. We can debate on whether or not it's fair value for an All-NBA caliber player like Siakam, how much his contract being expiring should affect a deal (we'll ignore the fact that he can be extended by Portland and that any front office making a trade like this should be doing their due diligence by speaking to Pascal Siakam beforehand) or how good Sharpe actually was as a rookie overall instead of solely focusing on that stretch where the Blazers let him do whatever because they were tanking but regardless, the Blazers seem intent on keeping him. Fair enough, Masai is likely aiming for more than Anfernee and 3 - especially for the reasons listed above if it is Scoot Henderson - but Sharpe is likely a hard sell for the front office even if they are going all-in i.e. they want to keep at least one young guy on the roster for the long-term.
That being said, there's still the matter of salary matching, and that's where one of Nassir Little or Sharpe has to come in (They're not going to move Nurkic in the deal for Siakam unless they have something lined up for their center situation i.e. tampering for Naz Reid); the only way for the Blazers to neatly absorb Siakam into their cap with just Simons is by renouncing their rights to Jerami Grant and they need to re-sign him/move him to the 3 (Grant is a really bad rebounder for a PF; the man is a career 4 RPG) if they are serious about competing with Dame.
So...yeah, Nassir Little. Little is what people think O.G. is: A good defender who is often injured, Little is a solid 3 & D wing who, unlike Anunoby, has never played more than 55 games for a given season. Granted, 2019/20 and 2020/21 were shorted to 72 seasons but regardless, injuries have hampered the 23 year-old in the same way that Otto Porter Jr.'s potential was sapped due to a career-long battle with injuries. Still, when considering his age and production, his newest contract ($28M/4 years) is amazing value when he's healthy.
But much like Otto (who I think technically could be sent in such a deal due to the rules around incoming/outgoing salaries), the question of when he's available is a common one. Little is a good young player but one whom you shouldn't get your hopes up about changing the team's direction.
TL;DR - A little salary (sorry) is needed for the deal to happen on draft night & Nassir would be a decent choice for forward depth off the bench. One will have to carefully factor in injury concerns when evaluating the team's depth.
Keon Johnson
So like I said, Sharpe is likely to be ruled out. I debated if I should cover him at all but i'm honestly not sold on Shaedon as a prospect and we've already met the quota for rants with the "Simons/Scoot frontcourt will be exploited" talks. That said, I don't think the Raptors would settle for just Simons and the 3rd pick or the 3rd pick plus assets from a 3rd team were Anfernee moved due to the aforementioned backcourt issues with Simons and Scoot. For now we have Keon Johnson.
Fun fact: When the Raptors were expected to draft 7th in the 2021 draft, Johnson was a common player mocked for the 7th pick.
He wound up going in the 20 to the Clippers (via the Knicks in a trade) who eventually fleeced the Blazers in a deal including him for Norman Powell.
Keon Johnson...hasn't really done a whole lot thus far. He was noted for having an impressive vertical of 48" at the 2021 combine which broke a previous record, he's a terrific athlete and he's about the same age as Scottie so he lines up with a rebuild or retool around Barnes...
...and that's where the positives end. Like I said, Keon hasn't demonstrated all that much on either team he's been on. For a guard, he's not a great ball handler, he isn't a good shooter, he's got decent size and the speed to be a good defender from 1-3 but his potential on that end does not All-Defense caliber. He'd be a throw-in that you'd hope can develop over time, likely spending a lot of time in the G-League because as of right now, he isn't going to be a significant contributor on either end.
TL;DR - Keon is on a rookie deal so you'd be taking a flier on him/betting on your development bringing out the best in him if he were included.
Other pick(s): As far as immediate draft capital goes, the Blazers have the 23rd pick in this draft, which is around the range where players the Raptors have been rumored to be interested in/interviewed (Bilal Couliby, GG Jackson) would likely be available. There's been some speculation that the Blazers could send this pick to the Bulls so they can get their owed pick back from Chicago but nothing concrete has come out regarding whether the Bulls would settle for that vs. hoping the Blazers make the 1st round and lose so they can get a pick in the 16-20 range.
That said, the future pick owed to the Bulls is where things get tricky if the Raptors did want a future 1st: The Blazers pick is protected until 2028. It is technically possible for them to offer a swap in 2029 but without the protections being removed on the Bulls-bound 2024 1st (The 2029 pick cannot be moved due to the Stepien Rule), any future draft capital would need to come in the form of the 2023 trade deadline's currency of choice: Second round picks.
Some of the notable 2nds include:
  • A 2024 2nd that could come from the Hornets or Wolves
  • A 2028 Warriors 2nd
  • This year's second via the Hawks which is 45th
  • The Blazers own 2nd in 2028
Not that these are a good substitute for a first-rounder but with the Blazers draft capital being restricted and the CBA's changes to 2nd round contracts, it's better than no future firsts if the 2023 Knicks pick is considered a bridge too far.
TL;DR - There is some interesting draft capital here beyond their own 1sts, especially if the 23rd pick is available in a deep draft like this, but ideally one would want a future 1st from the Blazers rather than a handful of 2nds given Dame's limited window.
I was originally going to talk about the 4th overall pick too but this got a bit lengthy so I made that into a separate post. As far as the 3rd pick package, in some ways it's better than one surrounding the 4th pick because Simons is a flatout better player than any one the Rockets would send back but it's also worse when you factor in Simons or Scoot's respective ceilings vs some of the potential prospects that could come in a 4th pick package?
You're getting significant depth at the guard position if it is Scoot/Simons but there's a huge question mark as to how good the defense will hold up with two undersized guards, one of whom is a bad defender, will hold up in the playoffs.
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2023.06.02 23:48 FriarBot [Game Thread] Chicago Cubs (24-31) @ San Diego Padres (26-30) 6:40 pm (Friday, June 2)

Chicago Cubs (24-31) @ San Diego Padres (26-30) Friday June, 2 6:40 PM

Pick-The-Stick Top 10

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1 ritchrock 184 51 +1
2 Hammond89 180 56 +2
3 Yungbillcosbii 178 56 +4
4 bbatardo 177 55 -3
5 camarobh 173 54 +4
6 ChipsB 168 54 0
7 Nandobatflips 167 52 -4
8 M57drew 165 56 +5
9 jrobertson2204 164 49 -4
10 Dull_send 163 51 +6

Team TV Radio
CHC Marquee Sports Network 670 The Score
SD San Diego Padres KWFN 97.3,XEMO 860 (es)

Starting Pitchers

Team Pitcher Record ERA IP H ER BB SO WHIP
Jameson Taillon 0-3 8.04 31.1 42 28 11 32 1.69
Michael Wacha 5-1 3.45 57.1 49 22 14 49 1.10

Starting Lineups - Season Stats

# Player Pos. Avg AB H 2B HR RBI # Player Pos. Avg AB H 2B HR RBI
1 Nico Hoerner 2B .285 200 57 8 4 26 1 Xander Bogaerts SS .257 206 53 8 7 20
2 Dansby Swanson SS .265 211 56 12 5 23 2 Fernando Tatis RF .253 154 39 8 9 23
3 Ian Happ LF .278 194 54 15 4 22 3 Juan Soto LF .259 189 49 14 10 26
4 Seiya Suzuki RF .293 150 44 9 6 19 4 Manny Machado 3B .231 156 36 7 5 19
5 Mike Tauchman CF .355 31 11 1 0 4 5 Jake Cronenworth 1B .206 194 40 8 6 20
6 Christopher Morel DH .282 71 20 3 9 15 6 Gary Sanchez C .364 11 4 0 2 4
7 Trey Mancini 1B .253 150 38 5 3 17 7 Matt Carpenter DH .184 114 21 9 4 24
8 Patrick Wisdom 3B .213 160 34 6 14 28 8 Rougned Odor 2B .200 85 17 5 4 17
9 Yan Gomes C .270 111 30 1 6 19 9 Trent Grisham CF .192 172 33 13 5 14

Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cubs 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 4 1
Padres 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 0

Box Score

1 Hoerner 2B 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 .286 .733 1 Bogaerts SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 .257 .738
2 Swanson SS 4 1 3 1 0 1 1 .274 .801 2 Tatis Jr. RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .253 .779
3 Happ LF 4 0 0 1 0 2 3 .273 .797 3 Soto, J LF 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 .257 .907
4 Suzuki, S RF 3 0 0 0 1 2 3 .288 .859 4 Machado, M 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .226 .642
5 Tauchman CF 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 .333 .841 5 Cronenworth 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .203 .686
6 Morel DH 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .270 .992 6 Sánchez C 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250 .788
7 Mancini 1B 4 0 0 0 0 4 3 .247 .658 7 Carpenter DH 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .179 .659
8 Wisdom 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .207 .805 8 Odor 2B 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 .216 .723
9 Gomes C 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .263 .717 1-Kim, Ha 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .717
9 Grisham CF 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 .190 .667
Totals 30 2 4 2 5 13 17 Totals 27 1 4 1 2 7 9
HR: Swanson (6, 5th inning off Wacha, 0 on, 1 out). 2B: Odor (6, Taillon).
TB: Hoerner; Swanson 6. TB: Bogaerts; Odor 3; Tatis Jr.
RBI: Happ (23); Swanson (24). RBI: Bogaerts (21).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gomes; Suzuki, S. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Tatis Jr.; Machado, M.
Team RISP: 0-for-5. GIDP: Bogaerts.
Team LOB: 6. Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 4.
E: Tauchman (2, fielding).
DP: (Wisdom-Hoerner-Mancini).
Cubs Pitchers IP H R ER BB K HR ERA Padres Pitchers IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
Taillon 5.2 3 1 1 0 3 0 7.05 Wacha 4.2 3 2 2 5 8 1 3.48
Hughes 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 4.50 Cosgrove 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Merryweather 0.2 1 0 0 1 2 0 4.30 Wilson, S 1.2 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.57
Alzolay 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.25 Hill, T 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.75
Leiter Jr. 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.78
Totals 8.0 4 1 1 2 7 0 Totals 9.0 4 2 2 5 13 1

Scoring Plays

Team Inning Play CHC SD
CHC ▲ 3 Ian Happ grounds into a force out, second baseman Rougned Odor to shortstop Xander Bogaerts. Nico Hoerner scores. Dansby Swanson out at 2nd. Ian Happ to 1st. 1 0
CHC ▲ 5 Dansby Swanson homers (6) on a fly ball to left field. 2 0
SD ▼ 6 Xander Bogaerts singles on a ground ball to third baseman Patrick Wisdom. Rougned Odor scores. 2 1


Highlight Duration
Jameson Taillon fans Manny Machado with a sweeper 00:12
Michael Wacha fans eight through 4 2/3 innings 00:55

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2023.06.02 23:05 NationalsBot GAME THREAD: Phillies (25-31) @ Nationals (24-32) - June 2, 2023

Phillies (25-31) @ Nationals (24-32)

First Pitch: 7:05 PM at Nationals Park
Team Starter TV Radio
Phillies Zack Wheeler (4-4, 3.60 ERA) NBC 10 WIP, WTTM1680 (ES)
Nationals Josiah Gray (4-5, 2.77 ERA) MASN WJFK
MLB Fangraphs Baseball Savant Reddit Stream IRC Chat
Gameday Game Graph Strikezone Map Live Comments Libera: ##baseball

Line Score - Game Over

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB
PHI 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 1 0 7 12 0 8
WSH 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 8 11 1 6

Box Score

RF Thomas, L 4 1 1 1 1 0 .283
2B García, L 5 2 2 1 0 1 .273
3B Candelario 4 2 2 3 0 1 .269
DH Meneses 3 0 2 1 1 0 .305
LF Dickerson 3 0 1 1 0 0 .275
LF Garrett, S 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263
1B Smith, Do 4 0 0 0 0 2 .264
C Ruiz, K 4 0 0 0 0 1 .232
SS Abrams 4 1 1 0 0 1 .236
CF Call 3 2 2 1 1 0 .214
Gray, Js 5.1 6 4 4 2 4 94-58 3.09
Edwards Jr. 1.0 3 2 2 0 2 20-14 3.28
Harvey, H 0.2 1 0 0 1 1 16-9 3.33
Thompson, M 0.1 1 1 0 1 0 11-7 4.08
Finnegan 1.2 1 0 0 0 1 34-20 4.56
LF Schwarber 5 1 2 0 0 1 .166
2B Stott 4 2 2 0 1 0 .288
DH Harper 4 0 0 0 1 2 .292
RF Castellanos, N 5 2 4 5 0 0 .311
PR Guthrie 0 0 0 0 0 0 .118
SS Turner 5 1 1 0 0 2 .235
C Realmuto 5 0 0 0 0 0 .249
CF Marsh 3 1 2 1 1 0 .282
1B Clemens 4 0 0 0 0 2 .244
3B Ellis 3 0 1 0 1 1 .250
3B Sosa, E 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254
Wheeler 3.2 8 7 7 1 3 90-58 4.33
Vasquez 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 22-14 1.35
Marte, Y 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 14-9 7.94
Hoffman 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 23-14 0.84
Brogdon 1.0 1 1 1 1 1 19-10 3.54

Scoring Plays

Inning Event Score
B1 Jeimer Candelario doubles (16) on a fly ball to left fielder Kyle Schwarber. Lane Thomas scores. 1-0
B1 Corey Dickerson out on a sacrifice fly to center fielder Brandon Marsh. Jeimer Candelario scores. 2-0
B2 Alex Call singles on a ground ball to right fielder Nick Castellanos. CJ Abrams scores. 3-0
B2 Jeimer Candelario doubles (17) on a sharp fly ball to right fielder Nick Castellanos. Alex Call scores. Luis Garcia scores. 5-0
B2 Joey Meneses singles on a line drive to left fielder Kyle Schwarber. Jeimer Candelario scores. 6-0
T4 Nick Castellanos homers (6) on a fly ball to right center field. 6-1
B4 Luis Garcia homers (5) on a fly ball to left field. 7-1
T6 Nick Castellanos homers (7) on a fly ball to center field. Bryson Stott scores. 7-3
T6 Brandon Marsh singles on a ground ball to left fielder Corey Dickerson. Trea Turner scores. 7-4
T7 Nick Castellanos singles on a ground ball to center fielder Alex Call. Kyle Schwarber scores. Bryson Stott scores. Bryce Harper to 3rd. 7-6
T8 Kyle Schwarber grounds into a force out, fielded by shortstop CJ Abrams. Brandon Marsh scores. Edmundo Sosa out at 2nd. Kyle Schwarber to 1st. Throwing error by shortstop CJ Abrams. 7-7
B8 Lane Thomas singles on a fly ball to center fielder Brandon Marsh. Alex Call scores. 8-7


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Bullpen availability for Washington, June 2 vs Phillies 0:07 Video
Bullpen availability for Philadelphia, June 2 vs Nationals 0:07 Video
Starting lineups for Phillies at Nationals - June 2, 2023 0:09 Video
The distance behind Nick Castellanos's home run 0:15 Video
Analyzing Nick Castellanos's home run through bat tracking 0:09 Video
Breaking down Zack Wheeler's pitches 0:08 Video
Measuring the stats on Luis García's home run 0:14 Video
Visualizing Luis García's swing using bat tracking technology 0:09 Video
Breaking down Josiah Gray's pitches 0:08 Video
Measuring the stats on Nick Castellanos's home run 0:15 Video
Josiah Gray's outing against the Phillies 0:25 Video
Analyzing Nick Castellanos's home run through bat tracking 0:09 Video
Jeimer Candelario swats an RBI double to left field 0:27 Video
Corey Dickerson hits a sacrifice fly to center field 0:20 Video
Alex Call smacks an RBI single up the middle to right 0:22 Video
Jeimer Candelario drives in two runs with a double 0:34 Video
Joey Meneses slaps an RBI single to left field 0:17 Video
Nick Castellanos hits a solo home run to right-center 0:29 Video
Luis García smacks a solo home run to left field 0:29 Video
Zack Wheeler gets C.J. Abrams to strike out swinging 0:07 Video
Nick Castellanos smacks a two-run home run to left 0:29 Video
Brandon Marsh slaps an RBI single to left field 0:17 Video
Nick Castellanos brings in two runs with a single 0:30 Video
Nick Castellanos racks up two homers and five RBIs 1:29 Video
Brandon Marsh scores on an error, tying the game 0:53 Video
Lane Thomas bloops an RBI single to center field 0:18 Video


Winning Pitcher Losing Pitcher Save
Finnegan (3-2, 4.56 ERA) Brogdon (2-1, 3.54 ERA)
Game ended at 10:26 PM.
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2023.06.02 22:43 griffskry Where would the Nuggets be if Jerami Grant re-signed after the 2020 season?

After the Nuggets' bubble run, the top priority that offseason was re-signing Jerami Grant, who played a massive role in the Nuggets' success that year. The Nuggets offered Jerami a 3 year, $60 million contract. In this timeline -- much to the shock of everyone in Denver -- he denied the offer and instead signed with Detroit on the same exact deal (he wanted the chance to play for one of the only black head coaches at the time and wanted a bigger role). But for this thought experiment, let's pretend that Jerami decided to stay in Denver. Where would the Nuggets be now? Would they still be fighting for their first championship?

1.) Roster Changes

The most obvious change in the roster is that we would not have Aaron Gordon. And without the need to trade for AG, Gary "Gary Harris" Harris and promising rookie (at the time) RJ Hampton would've remained on the roster. When the Nuggets traded for AG at the deadline of the 2020-21 season, the Nuggets were underperforming expectations with a record of 26-18 (5th in the West). A big part of the reason for the Nuggets' struggles was the lack of an athletic, lengthy defender who could guard multiple Jerami Grant. So, Grant re-signs and the Nuggets' lineup would look something like this: Jamal Murray, Gary Harris, Michael Porter Jr., Jerami Grant, Nikola Jokic, Paul Millsap, Monte Morris, Will Barton, PJ Dozier, Bol Bol, RJ Hampton, Isaiah Hartenstein, Zeke Nnaji, Vlatko Cancar, and Facundo Campazzo. Does this team still start 26-18? I don't think so.

2.) Comparing Jerami and AG

While Jerami and AG played similar roles in the Nuggets' system, they are very different players. Jerami is a better perimeter shooter and a more efficient playmaker than AG. AG is more athletic, a better slasher, and a more efficient scorer than Jerami. AG can play in the corner or the dunker's spot, whereas Jerami normally sat on the perimeter and cut. On defense, both are good, lengthy defenders who can guard multiple positions and disrupt shots. Jerami is a slightly better rim protector than AG, but overall AG is a better defender. All things considered, AG is clearly a better fit on the Nuggets and I would rather have him, but Jerami is still a really solid player.

3.) Record Changes

With Jerami in the starting lineup, it's safe to assume the roster would have a lot more continuity and therefore more success to begin the 2020-21 campaign. If we look at the 2019-20 Nuggets' record through 44 games, they were 30-14 and tied for 3rd place in the West -- that is the baseline for this team (as much of the roster is the same). But we can assume that they would have more chemistry built from the bubble run, and I think a more accurate prediction for their record would be ~ 34-10, good for 1st in the West. Would Jerami Grant being on the team cause some sort of butterfly effect that would prevent Jamal's injury? Impossible to say, so let's just assume that Jamal would still tear his ACL. The Nuggets with AG finished the 2020-21 season after Jamal's injury with a record of 12-5, and I expect the record with Jerami would look similar. In this hypothetical, the Nuggets would finish the 2020-21 season with a record of ~ 52-20 (shortened season). They would get the 2nd seed, setting the Nuggets up for a date with the 7th seed Lakers in the 1st round.

4.) Playoff Outcomes

Not too much would change from here. I still think the Nuggets would beat the Lakers in the 1st round and lose to the 3rd seed Suns in the 2nd round. Now, had the Nuggets been good enough to take the 1st seed from the Jazz (also 52-20), things get interesting. Moving past the Grizzlies in the 1st round is a given, and they have a much better chance of making it out of the 2nd round against the Clippers without Kawhi. They might still lose to the Suns in the WCF, but the narrative around the Nuggets and Nikola Jokic would've shifted. Instead of Jokic being seen as "not having playoff success", the narrative would be that he took his team to the WCF without his co-star. The following 2021-22 season may have looked much the same, and let's assume they still lose to the Warriors in 5. The media would not have the same argument against Jokic winning his 3rd MVP, and he likely would've won it (assuming his stats would be similar with Jerami Grant as they were with Aaron Gordon).

5.) Where would the Nuggets be today?

This is tricky, as AG had an All-Star caliber season alongside Jokic in 2022-23. I don't think that Jerami would be that good. It's hard to say what Jerami would look like today after his 4th season in Denver. This also brings up other questions, such as would Tim Connelly stay? Would Gary Harris still be here instead of KCP? Would Bruce Brown and Christian Braun still be on the roster? I would guess that Gary would still be here, Connelly would still leave, and Bruce Brown would still be signed in the absence of Will Barton. And the Nuggets could very well have ended up with the 1st seed again. Would they have the same success against the Suns or Lakers with a perimeter-oriented power forward? If I had to guess, the Nuggets may have had a longer series against both teams, but they still would be capable of coming out on top.

So, would the Nuggets still be in the Finals today? I'm not sure and this is my best guess. This was my ADHD project for the day, I decided to put a lot more energy than necessary into this post lol. But it's a fun thought experiment and I would be curious to hear your thoughts.
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2023.06.02 22:34 MadelineWuntch Defending The Draft: Denver Broncos

When unfortunate sporting historians of the future look back on the Denver Broncos 5-win 2022 NFL season there will be a lot said of Mr Unlimited’s rather limited performances and Nathaniel’s inability to hack it as a head coach and rightly so.
However, I think it’s important to at least mention the Broncos strange love affair with the medical room. 21 players took a trip to IR, multiple key starters fell victim to season ending injuries including Tim Patrick, Garett Bolles and Javonte Williams.
And in spite of all of the depressing dog doo-doo the Broncos lost by a single score an astounding 8 times. So that’s something right?
Moving into 2023, General George Paton hired his alternate namesake and former Saints Head Coach Sean Payton for the princely sum of pick 29 in the 2023 NFL Draft (Denver also sent a 2nd rounder in 2024 and received a 3rd rounder in 2024).
Only a few weeks after the appointment of Sean Payton the NFL entered its Free Agency period which led to some big changes at Mile High.
15 players were let go to sign elsewhere around the league but not an awful lot in terms of quality.
Dre’Mont Jones, DE - Seattle Seahawks (3 year, $51 Million) Dre’mont grew into a solid contributor for Denver but I’m glad the Broncos didn’t re-sign him for the money Seattle has. By far the most talented to leave the team in free agency but only a very slight miss.
Calvin Anderson, T - New England Patriots (2 year, $7 Million) Not a splashy name by any means but Anderson knew his role and performed well when called upon, A solid backup with starter experience.
Andrew Beck, FB/TE - Houston Texans (2 year, $6.25 Million) Beck is another reliable contributor who seems to have joined a number of former Broncos in moving to Houston recently. A former Salute to Service Award winner.
Mike Boone, RB - Houston Texans (2 year, $3.1 Million) Boone is a fantastic option to have for Special Teams play, however he lacks real quality when running the ball. There was optimism when he initially signed in Denver but that appears to have fallen to the wayside as he moves on rather silently.
Graham Glasgow, G - Detroit Lions (1 year, $2.75 Million) The Broncos offensive line has been offensive to watch for years. Glasgow however has been one of the bright spots, especially when he played at centre at parts in 2022.
Brandon McMacus, K - Jacksonville Jaguars (1 year, $2 Million) The last member of the Super Bowl 50 winning team has left Dove Valley. In a somewhat surprising but expected move if you look at his declining performances Denver only recently moved on from McManus. It was the right time but it sure is a sad sight to see.
De’Shawn Williams, DE - Carolina Panthers (1 year, $1.75 Million) Losing both Jones and Williams is a slight concern in terms of depth. Although Williams isn’t as productive as his former teammate he’s certainly a steal for the Panthers as a rotational/back up. He’s arguably serviceable as a starter as well and knows the defensive staff in Carolina very well.
Eric Saubert, TE - Miami Dolphins (1 year, $1.68 Million) I forgot Eric was even on the team, his receiving qualities aren’t much to go crazy for with 15 recs and 148 yards on a career best 2022 season and his run blocking isn’t fantastic either albeit it is his stronger game.
Billy Turner, T - New York Jets (1 year, $1.5 Million) Billy was a sad loss back in 2018 when he first left for Green Bay. However he couldn’t really get started and spent large parts of the season on IR.
Latavius Murray, RB - Buffalo Bills (1 year, $1.3 Million) Latavius is the biggest loss for Denver in my opinion. The only member of the team who showed passion, drive and self respect throughout his short lived time in Colorado. The Bills have a solid contributor who will definitely fit the pound the rock ethos.
Chase Edmonds, RB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1 year, $1.1 Million) We never got to see what Chase could do in Denver and maybe that’s a good thing if his seasons with Miami are anything to go by. I’m sure he’ll do well in Tampa’s pass heavy offence as a backup catching back.
Eric Tomlinson, TE - Free Agent Most of you have probably never heard of Eric Tomlinson and there's a good reason for that. He’s also still without a team after signing with the Texans for 15 days back in March.
Darius Phillips, CB - Houston Texans (1 year, $1 Million) Darius got a few snaps on defence but spent most of his time on special teams, a rather average contributor by any metric but does have a fair amount of starting experience in the league.
Brett Rypien, QB - Los Angeles Rams (1 year, $1 Million) Broncos fans love this guy. He’s not good at football in a practical sense and he’s likely not going to help the Rams secure any wins but he’s a really smart dude and most likely a future coach. Not to mention its fun to say “Let ‘Em Ryp” if he does ever play.
Corliss Waitman, P - New England Patriots (1 year, $1 Million) There is no chance this man will be playing for the Patriots in 2023. Punting for Denver should be quite easy compared to most of the league but Waitman set out to prove us all wrong on that one. Easily the worst punter I’ve seen in Denver for a good few years.
Lamar Jackson, CB - Kansas City Chiefs (1 year, $1 Million) Lamar didn’t really get an opportunity to feature in Denver, I’m fairly sure he’ll be a camp body in KC as well so there’s not much to add on this one.
Although we let a lot of players leave, I think we managed to re-sign the most important of all the players with contracts expiring.
Alex Singleton, MLB (3 year, $18 Million) I’m telling you now, this man is elite. His season started a little slow but he came to town with 21-tackles (19 solo) against Divisional Rivals the LA Chargers. He did a similar thing in week 15 vs the Rams where he totalled another 20 tackles.
Overall I think Singleton is starting to peak and turn into a real force in this league.
Kareem Jackson, S (1 year, $1.3 Million) Kareem has far exceeded the expectations Broncos fans had for him when he joined from Houston in 2019. Initially as a corner and later taking over a strong safety Jackson has been brilliant, his heavy hitting style has made him a fan favourite and I’m pleased to see him back yet again.
Cameron Fleming, T (1 year, $2.3 Million) Fleming was a decent enough back up for the team in 2022 that unfortunately ended up starting more than everyone would have wanted. He’s a great depth addition to bring back, let's hope it remains a depth option though.
With so many departures comes a long list of new faces for the Broncos. 13 new players joined in free agency and whilst some are better than others there’s certainly been a clear direction that Sean Payton is heading in. big men, very big men.
Mike McGlinchey, RT - (5 year, $87.5 Million) I’ve been a big McGlinchey fan since the days of his nasty Notre Dame O-Line, where he lined up alongside Quenton Nelson. Mike’s play for the 49ers whilst good has had some rather concerning points with his lack of success vs speed rushers being the overwhelmingly obvious. We’re reaching a point where McGlinchey is living off of his college performances much like Jadeveon Clowney is still renowned for “the hit”. I do believe mcGlinchey will look like a hall of famer in comparison to every Broncos Right Tackle of the past 10 years and I do believe he’ll be successful in what the Broncos want to do which is run the ball down your throat. Denver has stability at both tackle positions and that’s only going to be a positive.
Ben Powers, G - (4 year, $52 Million) The quickest path to the quarterback is the straightest. It’s important Wilson is protected from the interior of his pocket and Ben certainly has powers in that department. I don’t think it would be an understatement to call Ben Powers elite in pass pro and whilst his run blocking seems to be improving it's not fantastic. Nonetheless I think this is very similar to the McGlinchey situation where we’ve slightly overpaid but the team will have a massive upgrade at Guard.
Zach Allen, DE - (3 year, $45.75 Million) I like Allen but the concern for me here is this past year was a career year for him, and with such a small sample size of good but not elite play I struggle with the idea that he will repeat his 2022 success in 2023. His contract doesn’t appear to be overly friendly either with $19 Million in 2024 cap scheduled in the books along with half of his 2025 salary guaranteed as well.
I don’t think he’ll be a bad signing, his familiarity with DC and former Broncos HC Vance Joseph will be a good thing but for the 3rd signing in a row, and perhaps the most egregious the Broncos have overpaid for their man.
Jarrett Stidham, QB (2 year, $10 Million) I like this move a lot, Stidham is a high end back up who can provide enough of a threat to Russ that he can win games in Denver if called upon. In reality he’s a backup but a back up you can certainly have confidence in.
Chris Manhertz, TE (2 year, $6 Million) I liked the Stidham signing, I love the Manhertz signing. He’s not flashy and he isn’t going to show up anywhere with big stats, however Manhertz has consistently been an elite blocking tight end for years and its players like him that make the difference on short yardage situations.
Samaje Perine, RB (2 year, $7.5 Million) This seems to be another Sean Payton inspired move. Initially Perine was never thought of as a back who could catch out of the backfield but his year spent with Cool guy Joe Burrow in Cincinnati has shown he’s more than capable of being that guy. Working in a committee alongside Javonte Williams should bring success to this lifeless Denver offense in 2023.
Michael Burton, FB (1 year, $1.3 Million) Burton has played for Sean Payton before and that will be incredibly useful for obvious reasons. Burton has been a blocking fullback for most of his career but has shown the ability to run and catch when called upon. I like this move and its a clear upgrade on Beck.
Tremon Smith, CB/Returner (2 year, $5 Million) If Smith is only going to be a returner then I think Denver have once again overpaid for a player coming off a bad year in a position declining in value. I do think Smith can rebound and have the type of year he’s been having since 2018. Not to mention there isn’t a chance Smith can be anywhere near as bad as Montrell Washington had been in 2022.
Riley Dixon, P (2 year, $3.5 Million) Riley was drafted by Denver in 2016 before being traded to the Giants a few years down the line. Despite the advantageous altitude in Denver, Dixon wasn’t a very good punter for the team in his 2 seasons. However, in a move that shows how bad this team really has been Dixon will still be a big improvement over Corliss Waitman and thus this needs to be considered an upgrade.
Marquez Callaway, WR (1 year, $1.1 Million) Former Sean Payton disciple Callaway reuniting in Denver is a good thing from my perspective. During Payton’s last season in New Orleans Callaway managed to put up 6 touchdowns in 46 receptions. The Broncos have a busy WR room but its a room that is yet to be healthy together so this move makes sense from all angles.
Kyle Fuller, C (1 year, $1.1 Million) I don’t expect Fuller to see the field unless there’s another injury disaster as he’s arguably 3rd on the depth chart. I’m glad the team have started to add some much needed depth but there’s also a solid chance that Fuller doesn’t Fill out the roster in 2023.
Following free agency most Broncos fans felt the team needed some further reinforcements but with so few picks available to start the 2023 NFL Draft many were left wondering what kind of magic George Paton could cook up to fill the team with contributing players.
#63: Marvin Mims, WR (Oklahoma) I don’t think anybody foresaw the Broncos trading up in the 2nd round to take a wide receiver. And whilst it's not a huge need, especially with the depth addition of Marquez Callaway in free agency, I do think it's a very good pick.
K.J. Hamler has failed to stay fit and this all but spells the end for his time in Denver in my opinion. It’s no wonder the Broncos front office couldn’t resist the opportunity to take a player with 4.38 speed and a 2-year college average of 20 yards per reception. I can see his ability to line up anywhere coming in very handy in a high motion Denver offense.
What I find spectacular about Mims is his ability to genuinely do everything. He can take the top off a defense, take screens in space for first downs, and generally play well in the short, medium and long game. There'll be some minor concerns over a Oklahoma running limited route trees but given Payton’s creativity and the likelihood of being moved around to capitalize on speed mismatches I don’t really feel those concerns are overly warranted.
#67: Drew Sanders, LB (Arkansas) I think Sanders has a real shot of being the best player selected in the 2023 NFL Draft when we look back in a few years time. He was a 5-star recruit at Alabama before transferring to Arkansas in 2022. Nick Saban has since said last summer that Sanders “probably would have started” for Alabama in one of the deepest pass rushing units in college. Ultimately he starred for the Razorbacks where his athletic prowess, versatility and toughness helped him notch up 9.5 Sacks (2nd in SEC) and 103 tackles.
His ability to play inside and outside will delight Vance Joseph who will end up using him very heavily in blitz packages from both the edge and middle linebacker positions. Ultimately we’re relying on a player's superior athletic abilities to give him the edge until he learns the nuances of NFL football.
His tackle consistency vs the run needs heavy improvement if he wants to be a 3-down player for Denver at either the edge or inside linebacker positions. Part of his problem so far has been a tendency to bite on fakes and misdirections and although his athleticism has managed to shine through at the College level it won’t be as successful at the NFL level.
#83: Riley Moss, CB (Iowa) Moss, in theory, has everything you would look for in an NFL corner with the exception of real top end speed. He’s tall and rangey with good tackling instincts but there are some shortcomings which will likely affect his NFL future as a cornerback. Moss typically leaves a bit too much cushion in zone coverage which can lead to explosive receivers leaving him in the dust. In man coverage he’ll often leave the underneath to compensate for his lack of top end speed; his aforementioned tackling skills at least thrive here.
His run support is likely going to make him a real runner for the slot corner position in zone packages but his shortcomings may also lead to Vance Joseph wanting to move him to safety eventually. The biggest advantage he has going forward is his versatility otherwise he may end up as a special teams contributor only.
#183: JL Skinner, S (Boise State) Drafted predominantly for his size, Skinner stands at 6’4, hits hard and plays to his strengths. Against the run Skinner performs admirably and has fantastic angles when pursuing the runner. In coverage he’s equally as solid with the ball skills to force interceptions and pass breakups.
I can only see Skinner on a trajectory to the top and I'm excited to see him in Denver. Ultimately it will be his responsibility to cover Travis Kelce, Michael Mayer and Gerald Everett twice a year.
#257: Alex Forsyth, C (Oregon) I think the Broncos wanted to draft a center, I don’t believe that man was supposed to be Alex Forsyth. Whilst he’s good value for the 7th round, I imagine they would have rather had the opportunity to take John Michael Schmitz or Joe Tippmann. I’m not sure how this pick is going to work out. On one hand I can see him being part of the same dominant force that allowed his backs ro average 5 yards per play in Oregon but on the other hand he’s a penalty machine much like Garrett Bolles was to start his career.
Overall I think the Broncos did the best they could with the selections they had. It would have been nice to see a tackle for the first time in 6 years or another running back to support Javonte and Samaje.
My concerns with the class is that although they're talented they weren't all the biggest needs this off season.
I can see all of them with the exception of Forsyth becoming a contributing level talent with Denver and over the course of their rookie contracts.
Ultimately this is how I see the roster breaking down:
QB: Russell Wilson, Jarett Stidham, Ben DiNucci HB: Javonte Williams, Samaje Perine, Tony Jones jr. FB: Michael Burton WR: Jerry Jeudy, Tim Patrick, Courtland Sutton, Marvin Mims jr, Marquez Callaway TE: Greg Dulcich, Adam Trautman, Albert Okwuegbunam, Chris Manhertz OT: Garett Bolles, Mike McGlinchey, Cam Fleming, Isaiah Prince, Quinn Bailey IOL: Ben Powers, Quin Meinerz, Lloyd Cushenberry, Alex Forsyth, Luke Wattenberg, Kyle Fuller. DL: Zach Allen, Jonathan Harris, Eyioma Uwazurike, Jonathan Cooper, D.J. Jones, Mike Purcell LOLB: Randy Gregory, Baron Browning MLB: Alex Singleton, Josey Jewell, Drew Sanders, Justin Strnad, Jonas Griffith ROLB: Nik Bonnito, Aaron Patrick CB: Pat Surtain II, Damarri Mathis, Riley Moss, K’Waun Williams, Tremon Smith FS: Justin Simmons, Jamar Johnson, Caden Sterns SS: JL Skinner, Kareem Jackson
K: TBD P: Riley Dixon R: Tremon Smith LS: Mitchell Fraboni
There’s probably one big name missing here and that’s K.J. Hamler, who I think will get cut or traded before week 1.
Moving forward into 2023 and the 2024 off season there are a few positions Denver still need to worry about. There’s huge question marks over the ability of Russell Wilson and whether he still has the ability to play at the highest level.
We’ve also got question marks at running back with Javonte Williams coming off a huge injury. Our WR room has a lot of unknowns after Courtland Suttons failure to rediscover his form after his ACL injury whilst teammate Tim Patrick is also recovering from the same injury suffered this past season.
The offensive line still needs addressing as Lloyd Cushenberry often gets bullied in the trenches and Garrett Bolles may revert under another new offensive line coach, so far Mike Munchak is the only man to get a respectable tune from the former first round pick.
Moving on to defense and there’s less issues but still big weaknesses. I’d like to see us invest more in the defensive line and outside linebacker positions with Cooper, Bonnito, Browning and Gregory all relatively unknown in a Broncos uniform.
Ultimately if I had to narrow it down the focus going forward needs to be on center, defensive end and quarterback if things will russ doesn’t improve.
Ultimately there was a lot to like about the Broncos off season changes and everything seems to be pointing towards a more successful, creative team in 2023. We look to have added steel where it mattered across the offensive line and signing Sean Payton could prove to be the biggest acquisition of the all.
Ironically, this series is called defending the draft and that’s what I’ve struggled to do here the most. I like the class, I think there’s some high impact players there for sure, but I’ve come away wishing we’d filled some other key areas a little bit better. Ultimately you can’t always have the board fall as you want it and it’s a huge improvement from the classes John Elway managed to put together.
Thank you for reading my Denver Broncos draft/off season review. I filled in as a last minute replacement so hopefully this manages to hit the right spot for everyone.


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2023.06.02 22:18 No-Visit455 Team management help

Team management help
What would you do in this situation? Do I keep playing the live and wait till my prime acuna is 20/20 or just play the live series always
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2023.06.02 21:20 stanleyparable222 Michael Porter Jr is averaging 8.3 rebounds/g in the playoffs that's 2.8 more rebounds/g than the regular season. Only two players [Looney and Tillman] has a bigger increase of rebounds in the playoffs.

MPJ had 13 rebounds in game 1 of the finals [and ended with a team-high +20], he's been great on the glass for the Nuggets.
He's had 7 double-doubles so far [6th most] v. 3 in the regular season [maybe didn't want to do too much after his surgery].
The 8.3 rebounds/g is also his career-high [regular season and playoffs], pretty remarkable for his first season back.
Top 5 [min. 5 reb/g]:

Name Playoffs reb/Reg reb Increase in the playoffs
1.Kevon Looney 13.1/9.3 +3.8
2.Xavier Tillman 8/5 +3
3.Michael Porter Jr. 8.3/5.5 +2.8
4.Kevin Durant 8.7/6.4 +2.3
5. Karl-Anthony Towns 10.2/8.1 +2.1
Xavier Tillman is the only outlier he went from 19.3 minutes per game to 30.5 minutes in the playoffs.
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2023.06.02 17:10 r3dsca Obscure subreddit posting - The Branding Issue of Democrats from the 90s to Now

This was posted in the AngryObservation subreddit (that I stumbled on two seconds ago)
Essay posted by u/dcmetro7
Democrats have a branding problem : AngryObservation (

Democrats have a branding problem

😴 Long Observation 😴
I was inspired by u/Randomuser1520 's post about the Democratic Party's seemingly weak bench of future potential presidential nominees.
A lot of the problems trace back to 2016, but I'd argue the Democrats' branding woes go back even further. Think all the way back to the last time the Democrats had a consistently strong electoral record as a party -- the 90s, where the only truly bad year for Ds was 1994. Bill Clinton had successfully rebranded the party under the 'Third Way' label that Dems at any level could embrace and benefit from, and he had a clear successor in Al Gore. But Gore loses narrowly in 2000, and the problems for the Dems' brand begin.
'Yes We Can'
After 9/11, the electorate supports Bush and they support war. Dems' brand takes a hit and they lose the 2002 midterms. In 2004, John Kerry is successfully painted as an out-of-touch Ivy League liberal, disengaged from 'real America.' Dems lose and their brand suffers further.
But by the end of Bush's term, most Americans are disillusioned with Dubyaism. They wanted change, and one man promises to lead them to it with posters that proclaim 'HOPE' and cries of 'Yes We Can,' heralding in a new age of politics. Barack Obama and the Democrats are swept into a trifecta in Washington.
And we certainly got a new age of politics. When Obama was inaugurated, pundits speculated about the 'emerging Democratic majority', and how the GOP may literally go extinct in ten years. By the end of Obama's second term, those same pundits are surveying the absolutely decimated state of the Democratic party at all levels of power. Dems had lost the Senate, the House, most governorships, and most state legislatures. Control of the state legislatures makes the GOP's hold on the House even stronger. Control of the Senate effectively leads to control of the Supreme Court.
While Obama certainly can't be blamed for everything the GOP threw at him, I feel like it's safe to say his rebranding of the Democratic party failed in the long run. The 'Party of Hope' was sunk into the quagmire of a slow economic recovery, some of the most cynical politicking ever, and some of the most dysfunctional White House-Congress relationships in the history of the country. Obama's signature healthcare legislation would languish in the 30s approval-wise until after he left office. By 2015, no one was talking about the Democrats as the Party of Hope anymore. Even the guy who designed the original 'Hope' poster said he was frustrated by the lack of progress under the Obama admin. I'd argue that the Republicans were responsible for the clear majority of this dysfunction, but if their goal was to muddy the waters between the parties, they succeeded. And with the Tea Party, they were better at rebranding themselves even when they were in the opposition.
And none of this was helped by the face that Obama seemed extremely reluctant, even uninterested, in stepping into the role of party leader. Congressional Democrats were frustrated at the way he kept his distance from them, making it hard to solidify the policy goals they'd implemented in his first term. This article ( sums it up well, with this prescient quote sticking out:
In interviews, nearly two dozen Democratic lawmakers and senior congressional aides suggested that Mr. Obama’s approach has left him with few loyalists to effectively manage the issues erupting abroad and at home and could imperil his efforts to leave a legacy in his final stretch in office.
And sure enough, Obama's legacy was in peril before he even left office.
'Stronger Together'
In 2016, Democrats didn't plan for a primary, they planned for a coronation. Hillary Clinton had been locking up all the support she could get from the Democratic establishment while Obama was serving his second term. Biden would seem like the clear establishment successor, but by the time he was able to turn his attention from VP duties to the primary he realized Hillary had completely boxed him out. She had already corralled all the big donors, operatives, and endorsements into her corner, and Joe was checkmated before he even sat down to the board. Thus, he turned down the opportunity, likely burying his long-nurtured presidential ambitions.
But then the coronation gets bumpy. Sanders challenges her from the outside, and immediately begins putting her on the spot as to why she's running. In other words, what does she envision for the Democratic brand? Hillary herself doesn't know. Is it a third term of Bill (whose star was starting to fade among everyone whose name doesn't rhyme with Shames Scarville), a third term of Obama (whose Hope posters have since become landfill), or an all-new thing?
To Hillary's credit, she couldn't portray herself as a total break from the past, both because she had been was strongly anchored to the national political landscape for the last thirty years, and because she could hardly attack Obama's record too harshly. In the end, she also struggled to brand both herself and the party. Consider the slogans most associated with her campaign; 'Forward Together' and 'Stronger Together' sound like the slogans of a centrist third party with no concrete policy ideas. They just attempted to project a feeling of unity onto a people who were united only, if the candidacies of Sanders and Trump meant anything, in the feeling that 'establishment' politicians like HRC had failed. And, of course, 'I'm with Her' was barely a rebrand at all, simply associating the party with its uncharismatic yet seemingly unstoppable frontrunner.
In the meantime, Trump had done the opposite, rebranding himself and the GOP as the party of 'America First populism.' What that meant exactly in terms of policy seemed to change from day to day But as a brand, as a forceful statement of intent, it worked, especially when contrasted with a seemingly rudderless HRC campaign that failed to answer the age-old question: 'Why are you running for president?'
'For the People'
After the 2016 fiasco, the Democrats were decimated and leaderless. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had passed his leadership position to Chuck Schumer and passed on soon after Trump took office. Tim Ryan led a mutiny against Nancy Pelosi, blaming her in part for the party's plunge from ascendance to irrelevance in the House. Hillary Clinton disappeared into the woods of Chappaqua. Obama started making a docu-series for Netflix. Joe Biden entered semi-retirement and wrote a book.
But in all of this, they found something they had been lacking. A brand.
Not the one they would have preferred, but one that would work nonetheless for winning elections. House Dems would embrace the (once-again) vague slogan of 'For the People' ahead of the 2018 midterms, but the aim was clear. The Democrats were now the Opposition; the Anti-Trump party.
Trump's approval rating was not just low, but incredibly sticky. People tended to have very firm opinions on him, and so his approval rating barely escaped the 35-45% range, with him almost hitting 50% before the pandemic hit. Thus, running on opposition to Trump would be fine electorally. In 2018, the Democrats had a blue wave year based mostly on opposition to Trump, retaking the house. Ironically, a big policy motivator for voters was backlash against the GOP's effort to repeal and replace Obamacare -- a promise that had driven Republican electoral gains since the bill was passed into law. Republican branding and messaging had been so successful that, for the better part of the decade, people trusted them to 'fix' the ACA until the very last minute before the replacement was signed.
'Battle for the Soul of the Nation'
But the problem remained for 2020 -- who would lead them? This was a difficult decision even before the pandemic. And Democratic primary voters were treated to a veritable buffet on angles on how to rebrand the party to beat Trump.
Should the party embrace democratic socialism under Sanders, or heavy consumer advocacy under Warren? Should it embrace a young, charismatic up-and-comer like Harris, Buttigieg, or O'Rourke or someone just as 'establishment' as Hillary, like Michael Bloomberg? Old-school liberalism with the Klob? Whatever Andrew Yang was doing?
But as the polls drew near, the Democrats seemed to conclude that beating Trump was simply more important than charting a new course for the party. If they could get elected or rebrand, they'd choose the former. And so all the other more moderate candidates dropped out to consolidate the vote around Biden, as the safe, expected pick who could stay the course. Biden and his surrogates began adopting the slogan 'Battle for the Soul of the Nation,' an epic and apocalyptic phrase that is still fundamentally reactive in tone, implying that the biggest motivator to vote for Democrats that fall was not to pass any specific agenda, but to put a stop to the GOP's plans.
Biden wouldn't govern in this way, but he would campaign this way -- as the normal, capable candidate who could lead the country's post-covid recovery in opposition to Trump's perceived incompetence. Biden won, but Democrats didn't get nearly the boost they wanted from covid, and House candidates underperformed Biden nationally, leading to a surprising loss of seats in the House. And after the effort to throw out the election failed, Trump left office with severely damaged standing with independents. The anti-Trump brand had delivered Dems a trifecta; now it was time to use it; hopefully to establish a new brand for a new decade.
'Building Back Better'
Upon taking office, Biden and the Dems lay out their agenda; the 'Build Back Better' plan, which centers on a three-pronged approach; a pandemic relief bill, an infrastructure bill, and a social policy bill. Passing such plans will involve all 50 Senate D's on board in some cases, and a bipartisan filibuster-proof majority of 60 senators in other cases.
People laugh, think back to 2010, and begin arguing whether a prediction that the GOP will control 55 Senate seats by 2023 is too conservative. Nancy Pelosi is trying to manage a mere five-seat majority in the house. Mitch McConnell, who once feasted on the Democrats' lost hopes the way a hungry turtle devours a plate of juicy strawberries, still held enough sway in the Senate to hold up any significant policy not related to budget reconciliation. Even then, Schumer must wrangle mavericks like Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema. Dramatic divisions still rip across the fabric of American society. But then, something truly strange happens.
The 117th Congress ends up being one of the most productive sessions ever.
Whether or not you think any or all of the 117th's acts were good policy, it's undeniable that this was an unusually politically efficient session, especially considering the last decade of hardball politics. Bipartisan majorities drive the infrastructure act, a gun control act, a tech-manufacturing promotion act, and even a somewhat-legalization of same-sex marriage nationwide. Plus, Schumer and Pelosi navigate their tiny majorities toward passing partisan priorities, like the pandemic relief act and the scaled-down Build Back Better social policy bill, rebranded as the Inflation Reduction Act or IRA. McConnell drops his trademark stonewalling and collaborates with Biden on the bipartisan bills, and 'Yea' votes roll in even from deep red states -- Republican senators from Mississippi, West Virginia, and North Dakota get these bills over the line. Bipartisanship returns to Congress in fleeting glances -- something that I feel confident in arguing absolutely no one expected Biden or the Dem leaders to be able to do.
Of course, no one has forgotten 2010, and 2022 looks to be another rough year. Inflation soars, and Biden's approval rating drops. Dems brace for impact. The Dobbs ruling happens, but polls repeatedly suggest that the economy is the top issue on voters' minds, and they don't like Biden's handling of it.
But while these things are true, they ignore a crucial factor -- the GOP is embroiled in an identity crisis of its own. The leader of the party is claiming to be the legitimate president of the United States, which is a bit of a hard issue to ignore. Trump loyalists beat out 'establishment' Republicans in the primaries, and bring their hard promotion of the MAGA brand to the general elections. And they lose.
I think it's fair to say that the GOP lost most of the key races of the 2022 midterms, rather than Democrats winning them. Swing state Republican parties chose candidates who adhered so closely to a brand so toxic that independents still chose the Democrats, even in some cases where they were dissatisfied with the party. Republicans who have managed to establish a brand for themselves -- DeSantis, Kemp, and DeWine among them -- soar, while the Trumpiest candidates fall flat. McConnell remains in the minority, and McCarthy becomes the head of a very, very dysfunctional family.
Will Brandon's Rebrand Stand?
So, coming off an unusually strong midterm, where does the party go in 2024? Probably, as u/Randomuser1520 said, back to Biden. When your party wins one of the most fiercely contested elections in American history, has a productive legislative session, and then massively overperforms in the midterm, you don't usually change horses regardless of what approval polling says. If Biden were just 10 years younger and the health concerns were off the table, there would be no question in anyone's mind who to nominate.
The establishment and progressive wings of the party seem to be behind him if he runs, meaning challenges will only come from real outsiders like Marianne Williamson and Robert Kennedy Jr. The DNC will probably work to make those challenges as unviable as possible.
2024 is tricky to predict. Trump is favored on the Republican side, and as said before, his brand is so toxic that Biden can probably glide to reelection barring any massive economic downturns or serious health problems. I won't get too much into 2024, because it seems pretty clearly on the path to becoming another referendum on the GOP's brand, not the Democrats'. Biden's second term (and the rest of his first term) may be defined as much by implementation of the legislation they passed during the 117th as much as by new legislation, if not more.
So the question becomes this -- where does the party go in 2028? Or, in other words, what will Democrats take away from the Biden presidency, and how will Biden shape the party's brand going forward? Who they choose to lead the party next will tell, and Biden's presidency may already be laying out a blueprint.
In his 1996 State of the Union address, Bill Clinton declared 'the era of big government is over,' essentially conceding that Reagan and his vision of a small role for the federal government in domestic affairs had won out for the time, and that Democrats would need to work within that political reality in order to win elections. Obama's efforts to change that status quo resulted in an avalanche of backlash from Tea Partiers, self-proclaimed champions of fiscal conservatism. Hillary Clinton's failed campaign strategy arguably rested more on that understanding of the political climate than anything else, causing her to miss a series of growing frustrations with Reaganism at times channelled by Sanders and, at times, Trump -- at decimation of the manufacturing sector, at the growing gap between rich and poor, at China's seemingly unstoppable three-decade rise at the expense of the U.S.
Biden's approach to American industry and government is a strong repudiation of Reaganism, based around the idea that it is the government's job to fortify and guide the economy in ways that are necessary where the free market has little incentive to. It argues that the issues of infrastructural decay, manufacturing decline, and the growing need for green energy in the face of climate change will only be solved if the government directs the power of the private sector towards those goals at great upfront cost. And free trade, long held as the unassailable source of America's prosperity, must now only be employed in moderation -- if the U.S. has to arguably break international law to lure foreign investment into the U.S. through generous subsidies, it will be worth it, even if it earns the fury of our economic partners. This may be the groundwork of Bidenism.
These plans may fail. The money may be wasted by incompetent or corrupt administrators and the American people may become even more jaded at the thought of big government. But movement within the GOP may suggest a broader shift in the American mind towards this kind of economic interventionism is already in progress. Promising to reverse the decline of manufacturing through tariffs and other measures would have been political anathema twenty years ago, but it has become a core Republican plank. Florida Republicans' punitive measures towards Disney and the GOP's growing support for government action against Big Tech companies suggests openness towards not just using state power to guide the economy, but also to reshape the social landscape by manipulating the private sector. It may well be that the era of small government is over.
I've sorted some potential 'brands' and some of the people who might be nominated in 2028 / become party standard-bearers should the Democrats go in that direction. These lists aren't exhaustive; I'm just trying to establish a general vibe.
The 'Biden Blueprint': Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg, Gina Raimondo
These are members of the Biden admin who have been given great power (and great piles of money) to enact the legislation of the 117th. If American sentiment towards big government changes as quickly as I think it could, a Cabinet secretary could have a decent shot in 2028. Harris would be the natural successor as the VP, but Transportation Sec Buttigieg and Commerce Sec Raimondo, who were empowered to implement much of the Infrastructure Act and the CHIPS Act respectively, could become standard-bearers for this new vision of technocratic governance if they administer these programs well (and in a way that makes headlines). If Energy Sec Granholm were a natural-born citizen, she would definitely fit here as well, considering how much power the IRA gave her department.
The 'New New Deal': Amy Klobuchar, Catherine Cortez Masto, Mark Kelly, Tammy Duckworth, Raphael Warnock
Liberal senators who are capable of working across the aisle to achieve compromise could be a strong bet if Democrats want to recreate the success of the 117th Congress in the future. There's always an argument that effective legislators won't necessarily make for effective executives, but these choices would help with Democrats' goal of rebranding the Democratic party as the party you vote for if you want Washington to function properly and anticipate constituents' needs. Such a ticket could brand itself as the path to bipartisan yet assertive solutions on familiar and emerging issues like immigration reform, federal protection for abortion, the housing shortage, and the drug crisis.
The 'Bulwark': Roy Cooper, Laura Kelly, Andy Beshear
I'll admit that when I began writing this post, I had a more favorable opinion of the above three governors and politicians like them as presidential nominees and the potential 'future of the party.' I no longer feel as strongly about them, however, because I don't believe they do enough to change the brand of the Democrats and the political environment as a whole. These governors are best known for winning races in red states; for holding the line against the most conservative policies while finding areas of compromise, especially on kitchen-table issues.
But this brand of Democrat is fundamentally reactive, even defensive -- it assumes that most of the job will be obstructing right-wing legislation from a red legislature. In other words, it is a kind of strategy you use when you're trying to hold ground, not gain it. It works well when your opponent's brand is toxic (as the GOP's has been since 2016), but this I suspect this brand of 'competent normality' will struggle if the opposition ceases to actively repel voters. If Trump and his acolytes continue to hold a strong grip on the party through 2024 and beyond, this brand may not be a bad bet short-term, but long-term Democrats want to be the ones establishing the rules of the game, not just beating your opponent at theirs. That's what a successful political brand does. While Dems in similar situation should definitely look to these governors for guidance in running their campaigns (and hopefully, their administrations), I would caution at this point against basing the national party's brand on their model.
I think somewhere between these three groups lies a successful path forward for the Democrats that towards becoming the dominant party in U.S. politics at the federal level. There are some other interesting currents in the party; like how Democratic governors like Whitmer, Evers, and Walz have rebuilt D strength the Midwest after a rough 2010s, and how Western Dems like Jared Polis, Mary Peltola, and Marie Gluesenkamp Perez have found unexpected electoral stength by embracing a form of libertarianism. However, these currents may be regional, and Democrats shouldn't necessarily try to nationalize every idea that works in one part of the country. Creating different regional 'flavors' of Democrat would be necessary to keep the party relevant in all parts of the country.
Regarding the 2020 primary runners-up, I don't think most of the visions laid out then work post-2024, and for this reason I tend not to give too much weight to current Democratic primary polling, because it assumes these same people would be running again.
Assuming Biden ends his term without catastrophe, I don't think the party needs to place all their faith in a young, charismatic Obama wannabe like O'Rourke or Swalwell, nor does it need to drastically pivot to the center, nor does it need to proclaim itself the party of 'outsiders,' nor does it need to give the reins to the progressive wing. If everything goes right, they can remain ideologically where they are now (roughly) and establish a solid brand for the first time in a generation.
The Democrats been losing the branding war since the days of Nixon. They may currently have all the tools they need right now to change that, and set the expectations for the next fifty years of politics. Let's see how they do.
This is my first big write-up, so I almost certainly missed some stuff and made some assumptions. Let me know what you think.
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2023.06.02 15:56 WinesburgOhio Zero-time All-Stars whose numbers are retired

This list was put together by u/TringlePringle a while ago, and I just stumbled across it again. Below are the guys in alphabetical order (thanks to TP again) with a brief description of why their numbers have been retired.
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2023.06.02 14:00 Blooper_Bot Tailgate Party - Friday, June 02

Braves @ D-backs - 09:40 PM EDT

Game Status: Warmup

Links & Info

Probable Pitcher (Season Stats) Report
Braves Charlie Morton (5-5, 3.59 ERA, 57.2 IP) No report posted.
D-backs Merrill Kelly (6-3, 2.83 ERA, 63.2 IP) No report posted.
Braves Lineup vs. Kelly, M AVG OPS AB HR RBI K
1 Acuña Jr. - RF .429 .858 7 0 0 0
2 Olson - 1B .000 .000 6 0 0 2
3 Riley, A - 3B .500 1.667 6 1 1 1
4 Murphy, S - C 1.000 3.000 1 0 0 0
5 d'Arnaud - DH .000 .333 2 0 0 2
6 Rosario, E - LF .000 .333 4 0 0 1
7 Albies - 2B .200 .967 5 1 3 1
8 Arcia, Or - SS .000 .000 6 0 0 1
9 Harris II, M - CF .000 .000 2 0 0 1
10 Morton, C - P - - - - - -
D-backs Lineup vs. Morton, C AVG OPS AB HR RBI K
1 Perdomo - 2B .000 .000 2 0 0 0
2 Marte, K - DH .286 1.158 7 1 2 3
3 Carroll - CF - - - - - -
4 Walker, C - 1B .400 1.400 5 1 2 0
5 Gurriel Jr. - LF .143 .286 7 0 0 0
6 Rivera, E - 3B - - - - - -
7 Moreno - C - - - - - -
8 Ahmed - SS .333 .833 6 0 0 0
9 McCarthy - RF .500 1.500 2 0 0 0
10 Kelly, M - P - - - - - -
NLE Rank Team W L GB (E#) WC Rank WC GB (E#)
1 Atlanta Braves 33 23 - (-) - - (-)
2 New York Mets 30 27 3.5 (103) 3 +0.5 (-)
3 Miami Marlins 30 28 4.0 (102) 4 - (-)
4 Philadelphia Phillies 25 31 8.0 (99) 9 4.0 (102)
5 Washington Nationals 24 32 9.0 (98) 12 5.0 (101)

Division Scoreboard

OAK 0 @ MIA 4 - Final
PHI 4 @ WSH 7 - Top 7, 1 Out
TOR 1 @ NYM 0 - Bottom 3, 0 Outs
Last Updated: 06/02/2023 09:22:41 PM EDT, Update Interval: 5 Minutes
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2023.06.02 13:00 sfgbot Gameday Thread 6/2/23 Orioles (Kremer) @ Giants (Webb) 7:15 PM

First Pitch: 7:15 PM at Oracle Park
Team Starter TV Radio
Orioles Dean Kremer (5-2, 4.58 ERA) MSN2 98 Rock
Giants Logan Webb (4-5, 2.75 ERA) NBCSBA KNBR, KSFN (ES)
Game Preview
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Line Score - Game Over

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB
BAL 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 4 0 2
SF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 1 5

Box Score

1B Wade Jr. 4 1 1 1 0 1 .271
3B Davis, J 3 1 1 0 0 1 .282
RF Yastrzemski 4 0 1 1 0 0 .262
LF Haniger 4 0 1 0 0 1 .239
DH Sabol 4 0 0 0 0 3 .254
SS Schmitt 4 0 1 0 0 1 .322
C Bailey 3 0 0 0 0 2 .310
PH Conforto 1 0 0 0 0 1 .249
SS Crawford, Bra 1 0 0 0 1 1 .196
CF Slater 1 0 0 0 0 1 .357
2B Wisely 1 0 1 0 1 0 .190
2B Flores 0 0 0 0 1 0 .233
Webb 7.0 4 3 3 1 6 97-74 2.85
Rogers, Ty 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 9-8 1.86
Brebbia 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 11-7 3.80
2B Frazier 4 0 0 0 0 1 .240
C Rutschman 4 0 0 0 0 1 .283
RF Santander 4 0 0 0 0 2 .271
RF McKenna 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246
LF Hays 4 1 1 0 0 1 .310
DH Henderson 4 1 1 1 0 1 .203
CF Hicks, A 2 1 0 0 1 0 .205
1B O'Hearn 3 0 1 1 0 0 .283
3B Urías, R 3 0 0 0 0 1 .252
SS Mateo 2 0 1 1 0 0 .231
Kremer 6.0 5 2 2 2 6 100-61 4.43
Coulombe 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 15-9 2.08
Cano 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 19-11 0.90
Bautista, F 1.0 1 0 0 0 3 16-11 1.29

Scoring Plays

Inning Event Score
B1 LaMonte Wade Jr. homers (8) on a fly ball to right field. 1-0
T2 Ryan O'Hearn singles on a ground ball to center fielder Brett Wisely. Austin Hays scores. Aaron Hicks to 3rd. 1-1
T2 Jorge Mateo singles on a ground ball to catcher Patrick Bailey. Aaron Hicks scores. Ryan O'Hearn to 2nd. 1-2
B3 Mike Yastrzemski doubles (10) on a line drive to right fielder Anthony Santander. J.D. Davis scores. 2-2
T7 Gunnar Henderson homers (6) on a fly ball to right field. 2-3


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Bullpen availability for San Francisco, June 2 vs Orioles 0:07 Video
Bullpen availability for Baltimore, June 2 vs Giants 0:07 Video
Fielding alignment for Baltimore, June 2 vs Giants 0:11 Video
Fielding alignment for San Francisco, June 2 vs Orioles 0:11 Video
Starting lineups for Orioles at Giants - June 2, 2023 0:09 Video
The distance behind LaMonte Wade Jr.'s home run 0:12 Video
LaMonte Wade Jr.'s home run through bat tracking data 0:09 Video
Measuring the stats on Gunnar Henderson's home run 0:11 Video
Analyzing Gunnar Henderson's home run through bat tracking 0:09 Video
Breaking down Dean Kremer's pitches 0:08 Video
Dean Kremer's outing against the Giants 0:23 Video
Breaking down Logan Webb's pitches 0:08 Video
Logan Webb's outing against the Orioles 0:22 Video
LaMonte Wade Jr. hammers a solo homer to right field 0:24 Video
Ryan O'Hearn grounds an RBI single up the middle 0:17 Video
Jorge Mateo dribbles an RBI infield knock 0:25 Video
Giants fans cheer as the Splash counter hits 100 0:46 Video
Orioles nab Wisely at home after a single from Davis 0:24 Video
Yastrzemski's RBI double 0:19 Video
Giants challenge a safe call on a Mateo steal attempt 0:30 Video
Gunnar Henderson drills a go-ahead home run in 7th 0:25 Video
Crawford robs Rutschman of a hit with a stellar play 0:19 Video
Brett Wisely takes a homer away from Aaron Hicks 0:25 Video


Winning Pitcher Losing Pitcher Save
Kremer (6-2, 4.43 ERA) Webb (4-6, 2.85 ERA) Bautista, F (15 SV, 1.29 ERA)
Game ended at 9:46 PM.

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2023.06.02 12:00 NewYorkMetsBot2 Mets PREGAME THREAD - Friday, June 02

Blue Jays @ Mets - 07:10 PM EDT

Game Status: Pre-Game

Links & Info

Probable Pitcher (Season Stats) Report
Blue Jays Chris Bassitt (5-4, 3.80 ERA, 66.1 IP) No report posted.
Mets Justin Verlander (2-2, 4.80 ERA, 30.0 IP) No report posted.
Blue Jays Lineup vs. Verlander AVG OPS AB HR RBI K
1 Springer - RF .385 1.044 13 1 2 5
2 Bichette - SS .000 .143 6 0 0 3
3 Guerrero Jr. - 1B .167 .334 6 0 0 0
4 Belt - DH .333 .666 3 0 0 1
5 Chapman, M - 3B .050 .336 20 1 1 10
6 Merrifield - 2B .208 .490 24 0 0 7
7 Varsho - LF .333 1.167 3 0 0 1
8 Kirk - C .000 .000 2 0 0 0
9 Kiermaier - CF .091 .258 11 0 0 5
10 Bassitt - P - - - - - -
Mets Lineup vs. Bassitt AVG OPS AB HR RBI K
1 Nimmo - CF - - - - - -
2 Lindor - SS .333 1.000 9 1 1 1
3 McNeil - 2B - - - - - -
4 Alonso - 1B - - - - - -
5 Baty - 3B - - - - - -
6 Marte, S - RF .000 .167 5 0 0 1
7 Vientos - DH - - - - - -
8 Canha - LF - - - - - -
9 Alvarez - C - - - - - -
10 Verlander - P - - - - - -
NLE Rank Team W L GB (E#) WC Rank WC GB (E#)
1 Atlanta Braves 33 23 - (-) - - (-)
2 New York Mets 30 27 3.5 (103) 3 +1.0 (-)
3 Miami Marlins 29 28 4.5 (102) 5 - (-)
4 Philadelphia Phillies 25 31 8.0 (99) 9 3.5 (102)
5 Washington Nationals 24 32 9.0 (98) 12 4.5 (101)

Division Scoreboard

OAK @ MIA 06:40 PM EDT
PHI @ WSH 07:05 PM EDT
ATL @ AZ 09:40 PM EDT
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2023.06.02 11:00 TigersBot Game Day Thread - Friday, June 02

Tigers @ White Sox - 08:10 PM EDT

Game Status: Pre-Game

Links & Info

Probable Pitcher (Season Stats) Report
Tigers Reese Olson (0-0, -.-- ERA, 0.0 IP) No report posted.
White Sox Mike Clevinger (3-3, 4.56 ERA, 47.1 IP) No report posted.
Tigers Lineup vs. Clevinger AVG OPS AB HR RBI K
1 McKinstry - RF - - - - - -
2 Baddoo - LF .000 .333 2 0 0 1
3 Báez, J - SS .333 .666 3 0 0 0
4 Torkelson - 1B - - - - - -
5 Maton, N - 3B - - - - - -
6 Haase - C - - - - - -
7 Cabrera, M - DH .250 .808 24 1 5 5
8 Ibáñez - 2B - - - - - -
9 Marisnick - CF .500 1.000 2 0 0 0
10 Olson - P - - - - - -
White Sox Lineup vs. Olson AVG OPS AB HR RBI K
1 Anderson, Ti - SS - - - - - -
2 Benintendi - LF - - - - - -
3 Robert Jr. - CF - - - - - -
4 Jiménez, E - RF - - - - - -
5 Moncada - 3B - - - - - -
6 Vaughn - 1B - - - - - -
7 Grandal - C - - - - - -
8 Sheets - DH - - - - - -
9 Gonzalez - 2B - - - - - -
10 Clevinger - P - - - - - -
ALC Rank Team W L GB (E#) WC Rank WC GB (E#)
1 Minnesota Twins 30 27 - (-) - - (-)
2 Detroit Tigers 26 28 2.5 (105) 8 6.0 (102)
3 Cleveland Guardians 25 31 4.5 (102) 9 8.0 (99)
4 Chicago White Sox 23 35 7.5 (98) 10 11.0 (95)
5 Kansas City Royals 17 39 12.5 (94) 11 16.0 (91)

Division Scoreboard

COL @ KC 08:10 PM EDT
CLE @ MIN 08:10 PM EDT
Last Updated: 06/02/2023 05:53:18 PM EDT, Update Interval: 5 Minutes
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