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 Posted: Thu Aug 26th, 2021 02:23 pm
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Watching the Mets struggle yesterday and and then seeing Walker pitching well only has like 70 pitches in the 7th inning, a runner gets on and here comes Luis Rojas to take him out because the book says so, the relief pitcher comes in and the lead goes away and the Mets lose.....

My question is, the Baseball Manager has been so stripped of power to do anything they don't make the lineups anymore, most  decisions in game are probably made by the suits so what is the point of having them around..

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 Posted: Thu Aug 26th, 2021 03:19 pm
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I am expecting the role of baseball manager to change - especially since computers are now allowed in the dugouts. Instead of managers being mostly former baseball players, I am expecting "computer nerds" who pay close attention to sabremetrics, pitcher/batter matchups, and all of the other stats that we are bombarded with during telecasts to take over the managerial role. Baseball will be changed into a real-life Dungeons & Dragons-like simulation.

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 Posted: Thu Aug 26th, 2021 03:24 pm
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Big Garea Fan wrote: I am expecting the role of baseball manager to change - especially since computers are now allowed in the dugouts. Instead of managers being mostly former baseball players, I am expecting "computer nerds" who pay close attention to sabremetrics, pitcher/batter matchups, and all of the other stats that we are bombarded with during telecasts to take over the managerial role. Baseball will be changed into a real-life Dungeons & Dragons-like simulation.

Baseball is almost there as a role playing game with the turn based battle systems so you might be right.

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 Posted: Thu Aug 26th, 2021 04:40 pm
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The current game won't last 25 more years. People are going to get tired of either a HR or Strikeout. I've played fantasy since 1998. Up until about five years ago, a pitcher who had more than one strikeout per inning was a luxury. Now almost every pitcher does that.



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 Posted: Thu Aug 26th, 2021 05:48 pm
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I think Gabe Kapler has done a great job. He has a lefty lineup and a righty lineup. He will make the switch during the game depending on the pitcher. He has pulled the closer when he thinks they don't have it that day. His pitchers rarely are allowed to go pass 6 innings. Unless its a blowout Crawford and Posey are the only ones to play the entire game. After 9 innings the Giants normally only have 1 pinch hitter left.

I am also surprised the Mets haven't fired their manager.



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