18 Burst results for "Chris Bryant"
"chris bryant" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"I felt bad for the player more than I did the team because I feel like this is someone who should have absolutely been in the big leagues already. But because of the timing of all this, he may lose an entire, he may lose, say, three and a half months of service time this year. We don't even know when he's going to be in the big leagues again. Or for the first time, and if you're the Orioles, in their front office, who knows if they'll decide to slow play this thing after he comes back and maybe begin to affect his free agency another year because there's no doubt they slow play this. Jesse, when you look at his numbers in the minor leagues. And this is someone who's a touted prospect. He's not someone who came out of left field this year in surged up and suddenly emerged, this year, in the minor leagues, 11 starts 56 innings, 80 strikeouts, 80 strikeouts in 56 innings, 14 walks. So a walk every four innings, one Homer and a two O 9 ERA, but the Orioles held in past the day in the minor leagues past the date where, you know, to the degree that he's going to have his free agency backed up by a year. They held him past the arbitration date. So even if he's a super tune, that opportunity's out the window, and it stinks, and I'm not suggesting that he would have not gotten hurt in the big leagues, but he earned the right to be in the big leagues. He earned the right to be accruing that service time as he goes through this injury. What do you think? Well, you know, I covered the lock out and wrote a lot about all the issues. And at the end of the lockout, when they made their agreements, I talked to both sides, especially on the union side, about some of these things they tried to fix, right? But it's not completely service time manipulation isn't completely fixed. Neither is the idea of taking, right? The incentives and talking to a lot of players aren't there enough for a player to automatically be brought up at the beginning of the season. The team can't say no to the incentive of the extra draft picks. It's just not enough. Now you talk to people on the union side. It's a start, right? They've made some progress, but I guarantee you, grace is going to be a name that goes on a list that over the next 5 years is going to grow and they're going to say, look at this guy. Look at this guy. Look at this guy. This problem is not fixed. Just like in my opinion, the moment the lockdown ended when the reds and the a's dump salary and dump players, that those teams go on a list and then in four years from now they're going to say, look at all these teams that we're taking, taking isn't fixed and neither is service time manipulation. So all this gives ammo for the next time around and people might say, well, why did they fix it this time around? And even Scott Boris told me, sometimes it's baby steps. Sometimes it's just introducing the problem to the world. Taking was never discussed, never handled in any way. At least they've addressed it in some way. Service time manipulation was never addressed. Now they've at least addressed it. They've opened the door for it. Now, if that list grows, there's more of those guys in four years from now, then they will attack it even further. And so I guess it is baby steps, but the steps take every 5 years to make progress on, and Grayson might be the first guy on that list. Because we did see a few other guys make it, right? We saw Bobby wouldn't make it torkelson make it. To start the season, but this is a guy that didn't and it'll be remembered. A 100%, if the Orioles wanted to do the right thing. If they want to do the right thing in this moment, put them on the big league roster, put them on the major league injured list. And to let him accrue service time as he comes back. That's not happening. Oh, I know. I know, but if the aura is pushed back in this conversation, oh, that's not what, oh, really? Then put in on the big league roster, put them on the big lead in your list. It's not going to happen, but I think something that they need to think about and you saw this firsthand in the relationship between the cubs and Chris Bryant is the long-term effects that it can have. I've been thinking about this theory because, you know, the 2016 cubs in the aftermath, they've been a fascinating topic conversation like why didn't they do more with what they had with the talent they had with that core that was young. And one of the factors is just one. I'm not saying it's the major factor that I believe affected this team was that service time manipulation with Bryant because I think it affected the relationship between the team and the player. And I think it began to build in some cynicism among that core group. Are you buying?.
"chris bryant" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"More than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than a 120 countries I'm Anna George this is Bloomberg Bloomberg opinion informed perspectives and expert data driven commentary on breaking news Well it's now 9 20 a.m. here in the City of London time to check in with puberty pinion where our opinion column is Chris Bryant has a new piece out to making the point that bad behavior has increased since the pandemic and we should stop acting badly towards one another Chris Welcome to the program I mean you started off on the Oscars slap that was one issue but I mean I noticed it too And you've done a lovely piece about how people have perhaps lost some of their social skills and we're all a lot angrier Indeed I mean I normally spend my time writing about business and finance and so perhaps to write about the issue of whether people should be nicer to one another might seem a little trite But in all honesty there could be nothing more important than being nicer to one's fellow human beings And unfortunately I think the pandemic has not helped in that regard We have obviously been stuck at home mostly for a couple of years not seeing as many people really only with our own immediate family perhaps And such isolation I think ultimately is not very good for people in the sense that when we are now reentering society and going about our daily life again people have forgotten how to behave towards one another And it's showing up not Dustin isolated incidents like the Will Smith one But in data So for example people are acting out on airplanes a huge spike in incidents of people getting in big arguments often with the flight attendants clearly that has something to do with mask wearing But it's not just that So for example in the United States the traffic fatalities are absolutely soaring and obviously there are lots of reasons for that but one of this one of them is that people are behaving more recklessly driving faster There's an increase in alcohol use and so forth All of which one can tie back to the pandemic Chris is there any sign that this is just a blip and it will sort of go back to normal after we've all got used to society reopening and talking to each other in a normal sense or do we think this is a more sort of structural change in people's behavior Well I think it's a mixture isn't it I mean clearly the pandemic isn't the only factor here and there's lots of things going on society which are working to make people angrier and I'm speaking for example about the political polarization that we're seeing and also the kind of media that people consuming the fact that people are online more where people are inherently seemingly more aggressive And yes I do hope that as we go back to normal inverted cons That things will get better and we're seeing sign for example that the incidence rate of aggressive behavior on the airlines is going down slightly as people learn to fly more And yet I do think that really it's time we step back and perhaps public education campaigns can help here just to remember how to treat one another because it seems awful doesn't it The start of the pandemic we were clapping for healthcare workers and we were praising retail workers for keeping our shelves stocked And now people are going into supermarkets and in hospitals and being abusive towards these workers who obviously play an absolutely vital role in our society Yeah and you raise I mean really serious issues Level of drunkenness at football matches in the UK going up more sexual assaults I mean this is serious stuff but having said that there were warnings from health professionals that this could happen Certainly when it comes to children a lot of concerns around kids socialization So in some sense it's perhaps no surprise you're right We should have a kind of campaign in order to bring people back into social norms I think that's right and I am worried too about children because clearly you know education has been severely disruptive and there are reports that I couldn't find too much hard data on this that misbehavior by children has increased And I don't think that would surprise anybody would it Children are at home for such a long period of time And that's why I must say that I am personally pro get rid of getting rid of masks when that's possible as quickly as when that safe to.
"chris bryant" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"And I'm joined as always by Ben Lindbergh of the ringer. Ben, how are you? I'm doing well, a little relieved to reach the end of an eventful week. Apologies to Tyler Anderson and Luke Voight, but there haven't been any additional huge moves that we have to discuss today, although we did get a few tidbits about deals that we already discussed. Apparently, a significant chunk of Freddie Freeman's contract with the Dodgers is deferred over 2028 through 2040, which is not unusual for the Dodgers, but evidently brings the real value of the deal down to about a 140 million, which is basically what the braves were reported to have offered him over 5 years instead of 6, so makes it even more curious, really. We talked about that a little last time with the different tax rates in Georgia and California and how he ended up not really making much more money than he would have by taking that brave still. Seems like if anything, he may have made less in present day dollars. So that whole situation, it's just surprising that it played out that way. And there's a big buster only feature about it in which Freeman is not quoted, but Chipper Jones is extensively quoted and other sources and really sounds like this was not what Freeman set out to do or necessarily wanted to happen in things just played out this way. Yeah, I mean, well, I guess we should say like Chipper Jones also works for the priest. Yes, he does. There's that to consider. I mean, I think that Freeman had been pretty clear from the jump that he wanted 6 years. I know that the deferral kind of complicates how we interpret that, but it sounds like he wanted 6 and Atlanta never offered him that. They didn't really reach out that extensively over the off season prior to the lockout or even in the days following it. So I don't know man he gets to decide where he wants to go and if feeling like he was in demand was important to him and he felt badly about not being offered that 6 year and he felt like he should have been maybe treated differently. Like I can't begrudge him that I don't know. The whole TikTok of this is like not super interesting to me. I think it's interesting from the braves perspective because you had this franchise icon and you had to make a decision about whether you wanted to retain him. I think the fact that they did not try to do that more aggressively before they knew for sure they could trade for Matt Olson is weird? Yeah. One thing in that story, it sounds like that deal came together incredibly quickly. Cut off talks with Freeman and then suddenly and thoughtless just like text that Billy beans what do we have to give you for bed also? And then that came together very quickly and then the extension came together even more quickly. So yeah, no one knew that it was going to work out that way. It's just like the 6th year it seems like it was mostly a principle thing maybe. He felt like he deserved a 6 year I understand why and the praise for whatever reason we're not willing to go there as it turned out I don't know that he ended up making more money with the 6 years than he would have with the 5 year offer he had on the table but as we discussed previously like it all worked out fine from a lot of perspectives, the braves got a great first baseman. Freddie Freeman got a good deal and gets to go to a good team near his hometown, so it all worked out okay, it's not a disaster or anything, but it just doesn't seem like either party really saw things playing out this way right up until the moment when it actually happened. Yeah, it is fascinating in that respect but yeah, what a weird bit of business. And the other detail that came to light. So according to Patrick Saunders, Denver post beat writer for the rockies, Chris Bryant contract does not contain an opt out clause, it does as was previous reported contain a no trade clause. So Chris Bryant can not opt out of the rockies and the rockies can not opt out of Chris Bryant. So we'll see if this lasts he did say that he plans to be there for the full 7 years. I would imagine that everyone who signs a contract probably plans to be there. But sometimes those plans go awry, but it will be tough for each side to extricate themselves from the situation. Hopefully the need won't erase. Also, there was a press conference, I guess, and he was introduced and he was asked whether the rockies could contend for the playoffs and he says, of course, and he noted I have never been on a losing team in my big league career, which is debatable because he was on the 2021 cubs and that was a losing team in fairness to him. I guess they were only three games under 500 when they actually traded him. And he didn't finish the year with them. So he could say, well, maybe we would have been a winning team if I had been there all year and they hadn't traded everyone. So I guess that kind of counts. But what else is he going to say? I mean, when you ask the new acquisition, can this team contend? Well, yeah, of course they're going to say that. And maybe they actually believe it. But we talked yesterday about how maybe winning or being on the best team would not be the number one item on our wish list or our top criterion when deciding where to go. And we don't know how Bryant values that, but I didn't know yesterday that I mean, he already kind of had the best possible outcome for winning. He won a World Series. The most exciting World Series that he possibly could have won. He was 24 years old. He wanted MVP that year. He broke the cubs curse, even got an assist on the World Series anything play. So I don't know whether that means he feels like, well, I checked off that box and now I can just go where I want to play and where I make money and where I'm happy, or whether that gives you a taste for winning and it's like, oh, this is just what it's going to be like. From now on and I want to recapture that I but there's no way that you can top that probably to win a World Series for the cubs after forever and do it as a start player with the organization you came up with. I mean, even if he had gone somewhere, if he had gone to some other team that was more likely to win a World Series over the life of this deal, I don't know that the thrill of that could compare to the first time for him. So that makes it even less essential in my mind. Again, don't know whether he thinks of it that way, but that's how I would be thinking of it. Yeah. Yeah, I think a lot of the, he is such an interesting sort of case in that regard because I would imagine that if you were to sort of chart their trajectory of how much you care about being able to win versus not in a good player's career that the longer you're in the league without having one, the more winning matters to you, right? I bet, oh, this is such a sad example, but I bet if you had asked like 2015 Felix Hernandez does winning matter to you, he would have been like, yes. I very much like to win, right? And he had such a bright start to his career both in terms of the personal accolades that he accrued and the success of his team. And so I wonder for him if he's not going to say in the press conference, we're not going to win. Like that, you know, he's not going to say that, but he might be kind of clear eyed about what the road is to the rockies contending and be sort of at peace with that being a bit more winding than it might have been if he had gone to other teams because of that early career success, both as I said personally and then within the context of the cubs. So I don't know, he's an interesting test case..
"chris bryant" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"With no guarantee required as an aside that those players clocks are not monkeyed with, which I think is kind of a funny part of this. And also only if the player in question meets very specific. There's literally an award winner. Right. Right. Which benefits us greatly in their time of is an award winner in their period of when we pay the least. So it's just I'm not indifferent to the idea that there are teams that have different financial resources than other teams, but the idea that we need to constrain spending to this degree in order to let the rays feel good baseball team is ludicrous, we've seen the counterfactual in action. Yeah, and just to quote Joe again, we don't even have to have him on the show. We can just quote him. Everyone subscribe to the choshi and baseball newsletter, but what you were saying, Craig, about how the gaps just don't seem that huge. I mean, they are huge in some respects, but they're not huge in the sense that they wouldn't actually change the bottom line, all of that much Joe writes if the owners were to accept all of the player's numbers today, and I haven't double checked his math here, but assuming he has this race. It would cost them perhaps $440 million in 2022 almost certainly less given the many free agents who have already signed, rising to perhaps 610 million in 2026, it would return overall player pay in 2022 to less than what it was in 2018 when it peaked at 4.55 billion and lock in a rate of rise over the next 5 years that will almost certainly lag the growth in revenues, the player's current proposals on financial issues are already a win for the owners. They're just carving up marginal dollars right now the differences between the two sides max out at about 4% of the league's projected revenue in 2022 and lower percentages than that as the deal wears on and lead revenues rise. So I'm not saying that each side shouldn't have its best interests at heart of course. But the fact that we could potentially lose games over what is ultimately a small amount and would still lead to a situation that is more favorable to the owners than it has been in the past, I think Joe said we're arguing over 55 45 57 43 or something in terms of revenue split potentially. I don't want to lose games over that. And I don't know if I'm even in the camp that says, oh, this would be a death blow to baseball if we were to lose games again this year, we did an episode last week about how that hasn't historically been true really when it comes to work stoppages that have cost games and MLB and other sports. And the situation may be different now. But regardless, it's not good. It's not going to help baseball grow. It's not going to make people feel any better about baseball. And ultimately, there is something to that just when it translates to revenue. I mean, if you're the owners and you're thinking we want to preserve every possible edge here and not give an inch because this many million are at stake. Well, how many millions are at stake long term when you're driving fans away, even if it's just for a year or two or three, but could potentially be long-term and if there's just the stinks surrounding baseball, what does that do to your product? What does that do to your revenues? I know a lot of those revenues are locked in at least for a while, but you know those big TV deals are not going to last forever as people keep cutting the cord and if you were people are interested in baseball. And so I don't want to see that happen over things like this. I want it to be resolved somehow without saying, hey, players just accept whatever because I want baseball to be played on March 31st, I want the other side to say, hey, we should maybe give a little here or there. Just so that we could actually have baseball played and everyone can feel good about it because everyone benefits from a healthier sport that is actually operating as it's supposed to operate. Yeah, I mean, I don't think this will be a death blow, even if games are missed, but there's no arguing that it would be a self inflicted wound. And it's really just a debate of how serious that wound is. But I did want to touch on the service time aspect, because this has been something I focused on for a while now. And I think it's a really interesting thing because you can't legislate against bad faith. And that's essentially what the players union is trying to address. And I've had these arguments over the years for people say, it's allowed by the CBA, which is not true. That's why it's called manipulation. It's not allowed by the CBA, but it is a gray area in which teams are trafficking, and they're allowed to push the envelope and I also want to reiterate that. The Chris Bryant ruling was specific to Chris Bryant and very specifically said it was not ruling on instances of this in the future. So it does not apply. It's still not legal, even after the Chris Bryant arbitration ruling. But when teams are willing to operate in those gray areas, you can't, you know, when someone is quote unquote ready for the majors, is in some level in the eye of the beholder. And requires a level of honesty of the people who make that decision and that's the people who have proven that they will lie about when someone is ready for the major for their own benefit. So it's very difficult to pin that down if you're the PA. So that's one aspect of it. The other aspect of the league's offer in terms of trying to address this problem, by the way, we're all trying to find the guy who did this, right? We're trying to address this problem. I mean, if the league wanted to, it could tell the general managers and front offices, we're going to require you to act in good faith. And we're going to investigate this. And if we don't actually think and this would, again, require the league to be honest. But if we don't think you did, we're going to penalize you, right? That's an option they have at basically any given time. But they're not doing that. They're instead farther in this through a CVA in exchange for some other tradeoff that'll get them more money. But regardless, they are saying we're making them move, we've incentivized teams to stop doing this in this very convoluted way that's not actually helpful and is actually beneficial to us. So we're doing that..
"chris bryant" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"They were not giving away pitches, and that is, like, it sounds so simple, like, of course, but teams generally don't work like that. There's always this guy. Gosh, we can't not play Cody Bellinger because he's a former MVP. He's so talented. What are we going to do? We just have to keep running him out there and having him be one of the worst players in baseball. Even the good teams have those kind of roster spots that they don't know what to do with. A player who's making $20 million that they don't want to cut, but they can't quite figure out yet. The Giants just didn't have that this year. They're guys that maybe could have been like that like Brandon Crawford Evan Longoria were really productive and levers if they were iffy. They were swapped out with relievers who weren't, if he. And it was just a very ludicrously deep roster in so many respects. So you have this really deep roster, and I think that one of the things, and they were good at this prior to 2021, it didn't hit in quite the same way that it did in this season. But this team was very adept at trying out guys, right? You know, they brought in dudes who either were blocked in their previous organization or hadn't quite performed like expected to see if they could tweak them a little bit and then see if they did better, and they had a number of those guys on the roster this year. And so you get the impression that San Francisco can manufacture depth, even if they didn't necessarily have it going into the off season, you know, last November, but they are going to potentially lose some of their important pieces from this year. So Kevin gausman is a fridge, and Chris Bryant Brandon bell, these little fanny Alex wood, Donovan solano, Lilith goes on from there. So I'm curious what your expectations are in terms of how they are going to approach the off season. Do you expect any of those guys to return? Do you think that they will be in the market for other free agents? Will they just keep trying to find the next lemont way junior? What do you anticipate their approach to this off season is going to be? I do think that branded bet will be back. You know, there's always a chance that some teams gonna throw, I don't know four years 5 years out of some goofy. Seems unlikely given that he's 34. Yeah, no, you can't dismiss the possibility that another team is going to go goofy, but assuming everyone's rational here, I do expect ran about to be back that he fits on a shorter term deal, which is what the franchise would prefer. You know, he's been around. He fits the philosophy. I expect him to be back. Chris Bryant a little bit more of a wildcard because he's got Boris's agent, his market's going to develop slowly in which there's going to be the CBA that messes with it. Gaussian, I think has a pretty good shot of coming back. Donovan solano almost zero chance because tyro Estrada basically does everything he does, but better. So it's going to be an off season where they will have money to spend. They don't have a lot of guaranteed money even after extending branding Crawford even if they extend the qualifying offer to belt and pick up posey's option and all these kind of high priced moves. They'll still have like a 100 million to spend or something like that. So they'll get goofy, I think with some pitchers who are dented cans, but also have a track record. I'm not sure Justin Verlander, but Noah syndergaard, I think would make a lot of sense for them in a lot of ways. A guy like Max Scherzer, who even though he's got an extra month in his arm, he wouldn't require a three year deal. So they'll be able to play around. I do think that they'll give a longer term offer at least at Osman, and maybe to Brian. But they got money to spend, they'll figure it out, I think. Yeah, I should say. Built will be 34 next season. He's not yet 34. He is going into his age 34 season. Bryant seems like he is just really meshed well with the organization and the fans there. I would not be surprised to see him come back. Like he is a good organizational fit, and they seem to really like him. Absolutely. And it seemed a little bit more obvious like after they got him and two weeks in, it's like, oh my gosh, this guy is perfect for the he kind of scuffled in September both offensively in defensively. But I think if the Giants are going to give out a 9 figure contract to a free agent, it's going to be someone who gives them options, not just in 2022 but in 2025. And Bryant is as close to that as you're probably going to find on the open market. I could see the Giants being skeptical of course Seeger. You have Corey Seager, and then he's a shortstop and then maybe later in the contract to use a second baseman and then maybe even further down the road as a first baseman. You can see that progression going a certain way, whereas Bryant, yeah, he's third base he's first base he's, center field, he's left field, he's a floor wax he's a dessert topping, like, you know, all of that, he's just very, very versatile in a way that allows the Giants to mix and match around him, which is what they value. They value that flexibility. Yeah, that makes sense. They'll pick up posey's option, right? You know, they will, if they don't work on an extension, like that might be, you know, because the option I don't remember exactly, but it's close to 20 million. It's 22, yeah. Yeah, so they might say, okay, let's do two for 36 for sure. But, you know, Buster Posey's got new twins, like at the home, he's got older, twins at home like he has four kids, and lousy with twins..
"chris bryant" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"The 2016 and LDS cubs, who were fearing having to go back to Chicago for Game five with the Giants instead to stage a dramatic ninth inning rally. The even year Magic ran out. Leaving our orange and black hearts broken. But here in 2021, the Giants are having a season for the ages. It's a two run single for Wade and the Giants have gone ahead coming in to score. His belt. Weight is right behind him, and it is a two run double for Evan Longoria and the Giants come from behind and beat the Rockies and they have swept the series. And the hearts of Giants fans are once again full. These guys are winning the hearts of the Bay Area. They've won ours as odd year. Magic is brewing with the orange and black Oh, and he cubs. Thanks for this guy on its way and for the facing of the second deck Mammoth home run by Chris Bryant to put the Giants ahead. One Nothing. Giants Cubs. Live from Wrigley Field. This is San Francisco Giants Spaceballs Giants and the Cubs won last time. The Giants have won the first two games of the series at Wrigley, and they have won the first five games of the road trip and in fact six in a row, going back to the rubber match of the series with the Dodgers last Sunday. The Giants remain 2.5 ahead of the Dodgers in the National League West. The Dodgers won again against the Padres last night in L. A. I'm John Miller with Dave Fleming. We'll bring you the Giants and Cubs right after a full pre game show. Hi John Handler with the handle the Union Square hotel.
"chris bryant" Discussed on WGN Radio
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"chris bryant" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"Is Chris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs and Marly Rivera the short time ago. Right now, let's go back to Corey's field. We joined Marley and Buster Olney. Thanks, Deb. So Marley earlier today we got word that our colleague Tim Kurkjian has been nominated to get the Baseball Writers Award at the Baseball Hall of Fame. I apologize. I was really hoping I could talk to him tonight, and I could ambush him with his whole topic before we get started. But I get to talk to you about Tim. How cool is this? It's amazing, and not only that it was funny because we were talking about it during the meeting and someone goes. Who is going to vote against him. Cartoon like there isn't a writer in baseball alive who would never support this nomination. It's amazing Buster and so well deserved a long time coming. What are the odds? He's going to cry during his speech? Because it's about 110%. You know what, Buster? We know him so well and that's what makes him special because that moment is going to be so very, very special to him. Be there in front of all his fears and his colleagues and to be able to talk about his family, which is where we know he's going to lose it. No question about it. All right. You were down the field. You're talking to a bunch of players. What's everyone excited about for tonight's game? I think number one to see Otani pitch and it was really interesting like they're all like I want to face Soltani. I want to face Soltani. I talked to Nolan Arado about it. KB about it. He's like I hope that I get to face and so it's really interesting how they're looking forward to it, but mostly talking about being on the same team as people that they always play against. So Nolan's line was like I'm finally going to get to play with Fernando Tatis Jr and not see him rounding third base, so I thought It was really interesting that they all want to play with each other. So looking forward to facing Otani and playing with each other. It was interesting to me today. There's so many questions about whether or not Otani would be okay to pitch tonight after looking so gas during the home run Derby look part of the reason why Otani so different than anybody else is. He's been able to manage that. I didn't think there was any question that he would be okay to be in tonight's game, and a lot of people are saying Maybe it was the best thing that could have happened that he did not move on that we didn't have to see him really, really struggle towards the end, particularly when We saw what the polar bear was doing. I mean, there was no chance right that Peter also was going to lose. So it was good that Otani was out early. It's what I've heard a lot, But Otani doesn't even take BP muster. We know this. This man knows his body. He's going to be absolutely fine. Here's a fin, um, for.
"chris bryant" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"They're only hitting 2 13 off him, but his strikeouts per nine has gone from basically 13 down to nine. That's a big drop off. I'll give you another guy, I think was cheating. Shane Beaver. Yeah, I think he's alive and he's already hurt. Yes, He's hurting out too. I know. So I don't know how the Indians have held like, Let's just stay within 4.5 games. They got a good manager that he knows his personnel. They still but you're right. I mean Ramirez at third. I mean, you know, I look at him. He's their piece of rod producers. They're only like scary offensive player right? And they used to have a lot of good stuff on that team. If I'm in Cleveland Indian fan and you gotta get rid of guys like Bauer. And you know other people on that team. You've got to be sick to your stomach. I mean Lindores on another team right now. He should have species have always been a career Indian to me. I mean, there's certain guys are built for certain franchises. He's on New York. He's starting to get better now. He was a net. I signed with New York fund for awhile, right, But I mean Cleveland, I mean, really look at the White Sox opposition. In that division. They should walk away with this thing. Now, if you're looking at things except for the injuries, though, You can't and the facts. I mean, they're not This was big to beat Tampa about 500 team and one of them and they want to series against the Blue Jays to Yeah, it kind of puts the rest like the old beat. Good teams. Yeah, that's not true. No, they were 500. They are doing great underworld. And if you're a lefty in your pitching against them, you should back out of the life. And you're right. I mean, my God, if we would 31 31 4. It's crazy, isn't it? I mean, Julia, and then you know what And I've heard this and this is the truth. If you've heard debt And you've been playing it all along. You're rich man. If you heard that, and you want to start playing now, do not because that could turn in a heartbeat. Yes, it could, but I mean, like there's there's really nothing flukey about it. I mean, if you look at all their numbers Not just the wind like they pound lefties. I mean, they just do that, you know, And this is without let Robert in the line up without a lawyer in the lineup, and it's It's amazing and I'll give this if the White Sox lose. It's going to be because of their catching, but I'll give grand doubt credit. You want to use the on base percentage. He's the first guy in history that's making over $70 million Okay, who's never hit over to 60 that figured out a way to get on base where everybody says, Get off the 1 50 hitters back, you know, but you've got to worry about defense. It was good to see him throw somebody out the other day. And can the cops continue to do that? Are the big guys like Grizzle. Bryant wasn't good to see him get hit with a pitch the other day, Contreras has got to hit better. I mean, these guys, They think they quit hitting for Homer's Contreras to me. Carm should be a 2 80 hitter. And he's a to 30 hitter. Doesn't he sweep for the home run by its swing it for the whole bias, For sure. I mean, like hobby is going to be Harvey again. There's probably no changing that. But I mean, you know, so I think a lot of these, especially the Latin players, the Cuban players. I think they come over here accomplished dinners. And then they go with the launch angle and naked, taught things here and they see the T. V and they see the home runs and they see the way they make money and things change. Yes, they have that old expression, right? You can't you know, you know you don't walk off the island and no and hobbies got that profile of, um I'm here to I've got this big, powerful swing and I swing hard, and that's what I'm going to do. And the undisciplined this like it makes him a somewhat limited offensive player. But who are you taking Brian? Terrorism? I love result. But I'm sorry, right? You've got to take Brian. Totally agree. If you can't keep both So long, everybody 100%. I agree. I mean, I'm sorry. I love look what Anthony Rizzo brings to the table is very important. But he can be replaced. Totally agree Chris Bryant playing five positions, hardly screwing up. I thought they were nuts, The player and all these positions. It's only made them better and made them more money. I think Alright, We're going to get you some ponies. Jim Miller is going to join us. Come on, E. That's right. We got best plays Mike. He's got something for you for the weekend for the U. S open, So don't go anywhere. We're coming right back on the odds. Couple presented by prop swap. This is the.
"chris bryant" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"League baseball protocols banning the use of video in games. Baez, who regularly watches his prior at that, between innings, said, quote. To be honest, it sucks because I make my adjustments during the game. I watch my swing. I watch where the ball went where the contact was. I met. I'm really mad that we don't have it. Unquote buys is hovering around the Mendoza line still, and he struggled for much of the shortened season. Buyer Cell. Major League Baseball should lift restrictions on in game video next year. No, I'm mad to manage Javi bias because he's also my fantasy team, and he has been brutal. So is Chris Bryant should lift the restrictions. So A team got caught cheating. Using technology and here's the thing and maybe I am going to take the baby away. I'm an old school grumpy old man when it comes to my baseball Hey, William wasn't like I knew the works. You might just deal the bro go old school watching the baby should have changed your batting stance of the start of the Maybe That's the problem. Maybe it's not the technology. Maybe it's your approach at the plate that I like Javi, too. But can you stop playing Mr Mendoza and start playing like the Nlm. BP, can it You're supposed to be, if not for the Cubs, not for your family, if not for Chicago for my fantasy team. Please hit a sore spot there. Sorry about that. You're really got in there with the Lakers Game three victory over the Rockets last night LeBron James past former Laker Derek Fisher for first all time in playoff wins with a staggering 162, he said after the game. It's a distinction he quote never dreamed of. By or sell. Bill LeBron will past 200 career playoff wins before all is said and done. Oh, you're making me do math. That's 38. He needs 38 more five seasons is called. It's called eight wins season. Wow. I mean the next year or two, he could easily rack up. Right, 13 to 16..
"chris bryant" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"But he had got the shot Do is risk on Tuesday and this Tuesday night game and then the doubleheader Wednesday they were hoping yesterday with the day off, he would be able to be back in Line it today, but, uh We'll see what they decided upon after him getting to the ball park and doing some drills this afternoon, so should be determined. Okay, it feels like one of the more optimistic stories that has built of late has been the performance of Craig Kimbrel. Is there cautious optimism inside that clubhouse Or is there some really feeling here? That he has found his stuff? I think there's a real feeling for sure. The way that it's it's slowly built up just swinging. This is are the biggest thing that everybody's been really encouraged by on and I think there would be more Cautious optimism that this was a guy who had been a proven closer is one of the best to ever do it. But that certainly helped with the optimism of that he's getting back to being that guy. So yeah, a lot of optimism. Surrounding him lately, for sure. Taylor McGregor joining us on Waddle and Sylvie, the field reporter for the Marquis Network in the Chicago Cubs in half has looked amazing in this shortened season. So far. He's been at the top the lineup since Chris Bryant has been out and he looks the most comfortable in that spot at the top the lineup do you think there's a chance that he stays there? I do think there's a chance we'll see that I would say, though within the thing that's been encouraging is the way he looked in every part of the lineup. I mean, he's basically spend pleasant to just about every hole in the light out whether it was a starter or consider, and he's consistent, which I I asked David about that the other day of how much you watch that as a manager just lighting a guy at different rules because you think different pitches and the role gets tweaked a little bit, but within unable to stay so consistent, and I think that's a testament to who he is. And the hitter that he's developed it to really the end of last year in early fifties, and so I'm not going to light that leadoff spot, but I do think there's a chance he stays there. And no matter where where the Cubs seem to slide him into, he sounds success. So that's encouraging. You have been fantastic on the flipside of the coin. Hobby bias has really struggled. What have you seen from Hobby this season? Well, I think the thing of with hobby is he's a free swinger aren't right. So he is going to be a guy who gets up there and crisis going his way out of what he is feeling at the plate if there's been any encouragement On Tuesday, the most amount of pitches per plate appearance. Up there the most that he had seen this season, so I kind of liked that patients from him. And we'll see where he continues to go. But he's not a guy that I worry about, because he's again of a proven major league hitter. So sometimes guys go through these things that you always talk to him. They don't know how they get into it. They don't know how to get out of it. So I'm not worried about him. I think he'll be able to find Himself eventually tell him before he lets you go interested on your own personal thoughts on the changes in Major League baseball, the seven inning double headers and the new rules with regard to extra innings. Yeah, the extra any cruel when they first Said announced that they were going to do that. I was a little bit skeptical, but I will tell you what the first time I believe it was against the Pirates that we saw that play out. It was energy to the game and I felt that all the planes felt it so I was on board..
"chris bryant" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"There for a little bit behind the eight ball club if you're starting your to yell eight to ten weeks behind time yeah no offense you don't ever have to try to generate some offense you know they're out of production it's the best in the league but I will say this Terry Francona find complaint since taking over running the Cleveland Indians there indeed every year but I love it I think on paper particularly with a clean slate thank god Donald yeah that might be the peace that like it just don't work for any September last year the twenty what do you think about Chris Bryant leading off for the cubs Danny get away from that that the baseball that you and I in your call grew up with like you're looking for that guy that doctor near Dayton a leadoff spot you're looking for Ralph Garr that guy that can run those guys they're very far and few in between right now I'd like to eat it's great baserunner he's one of the best athletes all that you need to place probably six positions that you really had to have a list it's in a database for you want to get your best players as many batch you can't get on the basis first of thirty can score on the cap it's not that bad of an idea your work for it there's a last year got him going so I mean it's different it's a different approach but I think you'll have a look thank you can the cubs that depend upon Kimbrell this year yes and I think that's one thing I'm I'm I'm your call I'm bullish on him this year because it's impossible to get your record all kind of simulate games collection your college all that there is no way that you could have no spring training virtually no April and no man and scrap on the uniform and go out there couple of appearances in the minor leagues if you're ready to go you're gonna see a better Craig Kimbrel and I will be surprised if he's not one of the savior's internationally I'm always on him he found backs.
"chris bryant" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Story in tonight eight in the Toronto rather eight shutout innings gave up just three hits he has now been lifted with the blue jays having the tying run on base in the bottle I think you still with that one nothing lead but Carter the only RB I of the afternoon in the seventh the Orioles a cover behind me taking a five three lead on the Orioles hunter Alberto entrainment CD with the RB guys that put Baltimore on top red Sox the six a four three lead on the angels in the ninth wells on their way to a win there'll be two on the Tigers comes with the Reds five three Chris Bryant a Chicago Homer in the seventh math and that's still flooded three seven bidding in Miami apply for Braves lead on the fish after five no score between the Rangers brewers top the fifth which the Indians three twins one no score in Chicago with the white Sox hosting the ace for thinning score at bush the pirates rope for three on the cardinals NFL preseason note jets get back one defensive back but lose another markets me practicing today that Tramaine Johnson goes down with a hamstring chiefs quarterback Pat Papa homes can't wait for season opener he's especially excited about his club's young receivers McCall Hartman and Darwin Thompson it's all about them understand the office I mean the talents there of course you see it every single day you see them go out there and make special place we want them to understand exactly what they have to do each and every single play and I mean they're sort of pick it up faster and faster as as it goes on and I've seen it from Darwin ME McCall since the the OCA started when the falcons expect wide receiver Calvin Ridley back at practice he said hamstring issue there's one out Anthony Miller dealing.
"chris bryant" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"To. Starla game. Chris Bryant with Jim Shays over there. Good. All WGN. Ask for the axe handle bad. He's gonna ask for Brian spach, but Belgium probably won't change the way he's hitting his sixteenth last night, this raises that question, Fred is it that, that are as Brian just hat is in the group and more than that, amaze me wonder, why are you messing around and even batting practice. Right bad. Why would you do anything out of your norm right now? You're hotter than a pistol front depot stove. You're right now on the number leading probably the player of the month for me if he's not tied with, with balancer where the big April also. Why would you do this unless it's got nothing to do with the bat. It's he's in the groups he feels like he's really an group. He's not moving around live. There's a lot of movement. He's very quiet last nineteen games Bryant twenty eight four fifty one eight twenty to ten homers, Twenty-three RBI sixteen walks and just fourteen strikeouts. In the last nineteen games three three two three seven seven six. What do you do with the string bean Edwards, Schroer? We're talking about the cubs leadoff hitter. I don't know base four times yesterday. You know, one thing Joe men get a move that thing around until it goes goes comb. Joe man's expression after the Edwards Bach. He just turned around to drink as Lord. Really? Yeah. Here's even a pitch. The hell's going on three three seven seven inch Murphy. Fred back, a flasher, he has peon.
"chris bryant" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Right? And it's also at the Batum at an air shape to make it easier is not round like most bats are it's more of a oblong shaped so it fits more comfortably in your hand and your pressure points and Flynn. So it flares out towards the bottom of the bottom. She goes to worry about your finger being off the bat and onto the handle. Because your finger firmly and comfortably fits around the bottom of the bat. I'm surprised by the end of the year. You'll probably see more than half the players in baseball using this bad like an accident. Yeah. All right. So here's why was stunned after the game, the WGN channel nine they have the quick two minute down on the field interview with quote unquote star the game, sometimes they don't have this. But this was Chris Bryant crisper. He'll be ready talk for you. I you know, very, you know, quiet low key guy and he's. Then this was interested in the answer that the fact that he had in Cincinnati. The dodgers had been in a little Vincent. The dodgers dodgers had been in Cincinnati and the cubs, then get in their last Tuesday and Bellinger Korea deli. The star of the league current MVP front runner dodgers had left one of those bats behind. Okay. Rumer in the bat rack or whatever. And well, we'll let Kris Bryant tell the story. But evidently, Brian, try out this bat, maybe in B P. So the dodgers rolled in Cincinnati before we left, one.
"chris bryant" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Me is a baseball fan. When I watch Chris Bryant, there's only one paycheck Kris Bryant can't hit. And that's a high letter high fastball that if they're gonna call and more often, I mean if I'm pitching against him. I would never throw it. There are times when I'm watching a cubs game where the pitch is on its way. And I can tell Chris Ryan's gonna hit a Homer because you just see where it is. If it's at could you believe what was it last year? It was last year beginning of last year where they had the Sunday night game against the cardinals. And he talked to Alex Rodriguez, and he told Rodriguez exactly where he liked to pitch of saying to myself. Why would you do that? Don't tell everybody where you like to pitch. They'll never throw it to you. They're giving free scouting advices for other teams. He shouldn't have done that. Because he said he actually likes it inside and a little bit little bit above the knees on the inside part of the plate later that game. He had all run where the pitch went exactly there. I don't want to the poll questions after coming in second for Machado should the White Sox. Have gone after Harper. Fifty five percent said yes. Forty five dollars. That's not bad. That's that's almost fifty fifty. And who was the better player? Sixty eight percent of the people said Bryce Harper is a better player. Dow Felix you heard right. I said earlier Scott Miller from Bleacher report, he was out with BUSTER all the and he said that he talked to a high ranking executives. There was involved with all the stuff. He said one of these guys you the players goal for forage. They'll help you win at certainly not Bryce Harper because Manny Machado can help you with defense. Bryce can't. He's one of the worst outfielders. He he's one of the worst outfielders statistically baseball last year. Yeah. And then what makes Machado great rates that he plays? Good defense. And he's he's a good offensive player as well. Right. Yeah. It's it's interesting. It's really interesting. I wonder if it wasn't for Manny Machado antics during the playoffs if he would have gone more love during this off season. Yeah. I wonder. Two. There were teams that said, listen, we're not going after all just because of all the way the way he acted a fool in the playoffs and the World Series. We come back a couple of other things before right here. Top of the hour here on ESPN one thousand. Tropicana.
"chris bryant" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"What if the answer looks questions? The only thing I've been able to come up with. Arbitration means and it's called binding arbitration. Right. Both sides submit their number the Iraqis submitted twenty-five or whatever the player. Aaron Addo submitted thirty or whatever. But before they got to that point, they agreed because if you go to the judge the arbiter, yeah, it's one or the other. Can't split the baby and half as they say Solomon and say twenty seven point five thirty at twenty twenty-five, but it sounds treason. One every year. Every year an arbiter. Decided what your pay would be hopefully a fair, right? And just arbiter. Right. So Chris Bryant of what would he get this year? How much you would have gotten years past while from Ann Arbor? Well because he had an off year. Let's get it off. But if you had a great year in other words, you'd be paid off of what you did last year only. Yeah. Now, I know. Oh the agents and the union they would never have it. Then the owner of the only thing I can come up with where he would be equitable where every year second year guy. What her second year guys at had numbers? Like you've been getting richer gonna grant by as an early part of his career. Twenty-five thirty million. VP nets Jerry has a bad year. Ten million? It makes so much sense. It'll never happen is right used to say, but it would be something that both sides. You know, what that would just save everything? Everybody's headaches. And he makes perfect sense. It would be like the market would give you, but you still, but you still own the players rights for certain number. Yeah. Oh, okay. Oh, yeah. But you don't hold them down to five hundred and fifty grand a first year seven hundred grand a second year if their second guys an MVP candidate. Here's your seven hundred thousand dollars. Yeah. What twenty-five okay? We'll see he made some good money this year just trying to help Luke, Luke. A better idea. Let us know next week. A little baseball baseball. Everybody out on the field of play hot stove. Mark next. Covers the cops on Fred Somma, facades convention back in a flashy as he and one.
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"The tweeted on wednesday borough is eligible to return today in the cubs closer told reporters and feeling good and ready to return he's coming back from a back injury the cubs plays morris d may third baseman chris bryant on the ten day disabled list retroactive to june twenty third with left shoulder inflammation red starter matt harvey was able to piece together six two thirds of one run ball tuesday to help lead the reds through five three win over the braves the former mets as manage just two strikeouts but gave up six hits but five of them being single's orioles bullpen armed darren o'day exited tuesday's game against the mariners with apparent hamstring injury corey kluber had his shortest major league outing ever the writing known as kluber where just one and two thirds against the saint louis cardinals he gave up six runs including a three run home run does martinez i'm dan strafford and this has been your fantasy sports radio network news update fantasy sports radio network keyword fantasy.