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2020 Major League Baseball Postseason

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When push comes to shove, Cashs' decision to pull Snell last night was asinine. Stats can't read the moment
and the human element.
He overreacted to a weak single to center. He got what he deserved.
 
I know we hate LA and the big-spending teams, but I really am happy to see Kershaw get his ring.

Regarding Snell, he hadn't pitched more than 5.2 innings during any start this season. He went more than 6 just twice during the 2019 campaign. Tough for me to criticize the move to pull him.

Choosing to bring in Anderson, on the other hand, is a very questionable move.
 
FWIW, I think Kevin Cash is one of the best managers in the game. He's one of the few truly innovative managers in the game. He's openminded, gives others within the organization a voice and is strong and respected enough as a leader to get his players on board with his decisions.

I mean, there isn't a manager who's done more with less. Outside of LF, did the Rays have a talent advantage at any other position?

Hindsight is always 20/20. Obviously I didn't like that he pulled Snell early but I have to respect that he rode with what got him there. He yanked starters early all year long. Shoot, he yanked Morton early of Game 7 against the Astros in the ALCS.

FWIW, Snell's velocity did decline in the 6th. Small sample and I doubt it figured into the decision making process but it did decline. The Rays just really value that 3rd time through the lineup thing....
 
John Naylor finishes the postseason with the highest BA / OBP / SLG / OPS
 
FWIW, I think Kevin Cash is one of the best managers in the game. He's one of the few truly innovative managers in the game. He's openminded, gives others within the organization a voice and is strong and respected enough as a leader to get his players on board with his decisions.

I mean, there isn't a manager who's done more with less. Outside of LF, did the Rays have a talent advantage at any other position?

Hindsight is always 20/20. Obviously I didn't like that he pulled Snell early but I have to respect that he rode with what got him there. He yanked starters early all year long. Shoot, he yanked Morton early of Game 7 against the Astros in the ALCS.

FWIW, Snell's velocity did decline in the 6th. Small sample and I doubt it figured into the decision making process but it did decline. The Rays just really value that 3rd time through the lineup thing....

Honestly to even win with their payroll and whatnot on paper, you have to have a very well run organization. Cash is still a pretty young coach and honestly I felt he did a great job as the Indians bullpen coach when we had him.

People are calling for him to get fired which is a bad overreaction at the end of the day. He has done overall a great job and I think next season he will adjust somethings and grow as a coach. Its not like he cannot get them back to the playoffs again. He will have a very similar roster in 21. I think it's only Mike Zunino that will be a free agent and sincerely if I was advising him, I would tell him to resign with Tampa. Morton has his vesting option (which i havent checked to see if it will go into effect or not)

Homestly if Tampa could spend, they are the team that could use a Carrasco type from a trade, but that isn't there usual style of move.
 
John Naylor finishes the postseason with the highest BA / OBP / SLG / OPS

I'm really excited about him and his future. Plus as a bonus he is great friends with Franmil and of course has a brother that will be up in a few years. Should develop some great chemistry.
 
I know we hate LA and the big-spending teams, but I really am happy to see Kershaw get his ring.

Regarding Snell, he hadn't pitched more than 5.2 innings during any start this season. He went more than 6 just twice during the 2019 campaign. Tough for me to criticize the move to pull him.

Choosing to bring in Anderson, on the other hand, is a very questionable move.

Liked this for the Kershaw comment. Same reason that I hope Mike Trout manages to finally find some success. It is absolutely a crime against baseball how the Angels have managed to squander the first nine years of his major league career.
 
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