Oscar Mercado is Gone (A Story of The 2022 Cleveland Guardians)

Laley23 GOAT
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Tue, Jun 21, 2022 4:35 PM

My prayers have been answered. 

And with that, I am finally able to get on board with 2022, so starting a thread of its own.


Jose is also back tonight from injury. Franmil and Civale also back, batting 6th and pitching, respectively. 


Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 152 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jun 21, 2022 7:08 PM

Did he sleep with your wife or something?

BRF Senior Member
11,621 posts 94 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jun 21, 2022 7:11 PM

Wow! Mercado designated for assignment. 

Meanwhile, Guards have won 15 of 19. 

Go Tri…….oops…..Guardians.

BRF Senior Member
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Tue, Jun 21, 2022 7:12 PM
posted by Ironman92

Did he sleep with your wife or something?

LOL

Seems pretty harsh the way presented.


BR1986FB Senior Member
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Tue, Jun 21, 2022 7:22 PM

Tribe's been a pleasant surprise. Would be nice to see it continue until September.

iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
9,465 posts 92 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jun 21, 2022 8:33 PM

For being the middle of the season, big series.

33,369 posts 124 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jun 21, 2022 10:57 PM
posted by Ironman92

Did he sleep with your wife or something?

He sucks and I’ve wanted him to stop playing and taking up a roster spot for about 3 years now. 


Ironman92 Administrator
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Tue, Jun 21, 2022 11:07 PM

Replaced a negative WAR guy with another negative WAR guy

33,369 posts 124 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jun 21, 2022 11:14 PM
posted by Ironman92

Replaced a negative WAR guy with another negative WAR guy

Who?


Ironman92 Administrator
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Wed, Jun 22, 2022 7:47 AM
posted by Laley23

Who?


Franmil

He might get going a mash some HR but not a good baseball player


BR1986FB Senior Member
27,923 posts 117 reps Joined Feb 2010
Wed, Jun 22, 2022 8:00 AM

First place. Didn't think I'd be saying those words this year.

33,369 posts 124 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jun 22, 2022 8:25 AM
posted by Ironman92

Franmil

He might get going a mash some HR but not a good baseball player


He was away from team. He didn’t replace Mercado in the sense we kept him up over Franmil. This is aimed at more the guys like Aquilar, Diaz, Nolan Jones, Palacios, etc.

But yeah, Franmil is having a bad year so far. He’s also posted positive WAR the other 3 seasons he’s had in the bigs and is a .250-.270 hitter who gets to 30 HRs easily when healthy. That’s not a bad player at all, and WAY better than Oscar Mercado, 


birddog23 Senior Member
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Wed, Jun 22, 2022 1:59 PM
posted by Ironman92

Replaced a negative WAR guy with another negative WAR guy

Reyes over Mercado 7 days a week and it’s not even close


Ironman92 Administrator
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Wed, Jun 22, 2022 3:43 PM
posted by birddog23

Reyes over Mercado 7 days a week and it’s not even close


I’m just say that this year they both suck….Reyes actually sucked more. Reyes a glacier on the bases and no defense. Doesn’t matter, neither get on base enough to even consider base running.

I completely understand the feeling as a Reds fan.


33,369 posts 124 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jun 22, 2022 4:02 PM
posted by Ironman92

I’m just say that this year they both suck….Reyes actually sucked more. Reyes a glacier on the bases and no defense. Doesn’t matter, neither get on base enough to even consider base running.

I completely understand the feeling as a Reds fan.


I'm not here to defend Franmil's season. Even with a hammy injury excuse, he has been shit. But he has enough of a track record to think he will rebound. His 162 average is 35 HR, .255 AVG, 89 RBI, .484 SLG, .803 OPS. And that is with this awful 1/3 of a season bringing a lot of those numbers down. I am not sure Reyes can improve much on what he has been, but entering his prime at age 26 right now he should be able to at least sustain it for the next half a decade+. 

33,369 posts 124 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jun 22, 2022 11:52 PM

Holy shit, what a win!

Gardens35 Senior Member
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Thu, Jun 23, 2022 3:49 PM

Without a juiced ball we'll get to see how good Franmil isn't.

33,369 posts 124 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jun 23, 2022 4:27 PM

Tito just cost them a chance at a win. Super frustrating lineup made worse by an inexplicaple use of pinch hitters and runners. Maybe his worst managed game all year. 

Gardens35 Senior Member
5,888 posts 38 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jun 23, 2022 5:27 PM

Yep. When Reyes was standing on 2b as the potential winning run he should have been lifted for a pinch runner. One out later when he was standing on 3b as the potential tying run he should have been lifted for a pinch runner. We saw how that turned out.



Baldelli hadsome questionable coaching moments himself.

33,369 posts 124 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jun 23, 2022 5:33 PM
posted by Gardens35

Yep. When Reyes was standing on 2b as the potential winning run he should have been lifted for a pinch runner. One out later when he was standing on 3b as the potential tying run he should have been lifted for a pinch runner. We saw how that turned out.



Baldelli hadsome questionable coaching moments himself.

That was only like the 3rd worst decision!

  1. I know Tito is set in his ways...but FFS stop benching out best guys (Naylor and Kwan today) in these types of games. Give them days off vs the Royals and Tigers...not the team battling you for 1st
  2. Bases loaded and no outs. You have to pinch hit Kwan or Palacios (whoever you didnt pinch run with) and Naylor for Clement and Maile. Instead, we went back-to-back-to-back Mendoza line guys
  3. Franmil has to be pinch run for in the above situation. Not just for running -- which cost them the tying run -- but for defense. As he missed a pretty routine fly next inning (didnt hurt them)


So incredibly frustrating. When Clement walked to the box I was so angry. Then when Maile followed I was appoplectic. 

Gardens35 Senior Member
5,888 posts 38 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jun 23, 2022 6:13 PM

I don’t disagree with any of that!

AND, it was left to Straw.

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