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Houston, We have a problem

HINCH, LUNHOW, BANNED ,THEN FIRED

For the past couple of months the MLB has been conducting a very serious and deep investigation on the Houston Astros for accusations of sign stealings back in 2017, the year they won their first World Series. The people who were apparently involved the most were GM Jeff Lunhow, Manager A.J. Hinch, and former members of the Astros roster and now managers, Alex Cora and Carlos Beltran.

There has been many instances where other teams have complained about sign stealing by the Stros, as recently as this Postseason, opponents hear loud banging on trash cans, whistling from the dugout and even problems with lights that turn off or dim when certain pitches were thrown.

This doesnt stop there though, as investigators found out that Houston used a hidden camera to record the signs. They also found that they had been using scouts with binoculars and there are rumors of they possibly sending players to the weight room in-game to watch live replays of the signs.

After concluding, the MLB has already dished some very heavy punnishments to the Astros:

  • 1 year ban for both A.J, Hinch and Jeff Lunhow
  • 5 million dollar fine
  • No 1st or 2nd round draft picks for 2021 or 2022

Houston Astros owner, Jim Crane, quickly reacted by outright firing Lunhow and Hinch stating that: “Even though none of them condoned it [sign stealing] they didn’t do anything to stop it” and that they just needed to start over with a clean sleight. As for Cora, ESPN’s Jeff Passan decribes Cora’s potential future punnishment as “imminent” and “harsh”. As for new Mets manager Beltran, he won’t be punnished as the MLB didn’t punnish any players and he was a player at the time of Houston’s title season.

What do you think? Does this taint the Astros accomplishments?, Do you think the punnishments were fair? Let us know in the comments!! That was some Nonsense

Welcome 2020!! Let’s Make Some Nonsense Prediction!!

Welcome 2020!! Let’s Make Some Nonsense Prediction!!

                Happy New Years!! Make this year your year, make some nonsense happen!! Now speaking of Nonsense!! Let’s make some nonsense 2020 predictions and lets see how bad they’ll age as the years goes along.

NBA Nonsense 2020 🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀

  • Clippers will sweep the Lakers in the season series
  • Lakers will beat the Clippers in the playoffs
    • If the Clippers make it to the finals
  • Giannis will be MVP
  • James Harden & Russell Westbrook wont get pass the 2nd round, watch out for Utah
  • Ja Morant Rookie of the Year, Zion Williamson next year Rookie of the Year
  • Bucks/ Heat will come out the East
  • Lakers coming out the West
  • Knicks will have an amazing year in free agency

NFL Nonsense 2020 🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈

  • (My Personal Favorite) – Tom Brady’s retirement will overshadow the Super Bowl winner.
    • It will go something like this “Can you believe this Lamar Jackson runs the ball for 37 yards for this winning Touchdown in the Super Bowl, what a crazy ending, this is Nonsense!! Congratulations Lamar!! Taking over the league for Tom Brady, You know must be somewhere on island having a mamosa feeling great knowing that the future of the NFL is in great hands!!
  • OBJ leaves the Browns and signs with the Philadelphia Eagles
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) talks with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady prior to an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

MLB Nonsense 2020 ⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾

  • Yankees (nonsense) will lead the MLB in wins
    • A healthy Stanton and Judge, will be really nice
  • Red Sox will miss the playoff again
  • Washington Nationals will miss the playoffs, no repeat Cinderella Story
  • Mets & Phillies make the playoffs

Thank You For Reading!! Comment Some Nonsense!! 2020 Predictions!!

Happ! Severino! Tanaka! Lynn! Vs Detroit Tigers.

Happ! Severino! Tanaka! Lynn! Vs Detroit Tigers.

Does anybody want to talk about the White Sox series? Nope. Me either. Moving On. The Yankees (84-49) will be home for a 4-game series vs the Detroit Tigers (53-80). Approaching the last stretch of baseball, the Yankees sit 7.5 games behind the Red Sox but comfortably in the Wild Card. The Tigers could just be looking for a strong end to the season, currently they are losers of 5 straight.

Happ, Severino, Tanaka and Lynn are probably the best rotation the Yankees have at this moment. Happ and Severino being the strong “aces” while Lynn able to hold his own. Tanaka (include Sonny Gray and CC Sabathia) seems to the weak link of those four, the struggles are obvious and may be costly. But the glass could be half full in the sense that getting rid of this losses not may mean he will bounce strong in October.

Giancarlo Stanton, it feels like we are always talking about him, praising him, blaming him, taking selfies with him, is a Stanton world. Stanton is the brand name for the Yankees and he handles being the brand like non-other that’s why we do it, Stanton is great. Whether he is hitting homers on consecutive games or being walked is the only time that he gets on base, when talking about the Yankees we have to talk about Stanton. Now please, Stanton can you make it so we can talk about how fast a ball is traveling out of the park once it connects with you bat?

The Tigers may not have a lot to fight for except for self-improvement and maybe to look appealing for free agents. But the Tigers (and the White Sox) play a big role in fight between Red Sox and Yankees. 7.5 Games lead by the Red Sox they will look to extend vs the White Sox, who caught a fired as of late. Can you imagine if the White Sox can still 2 from the Red Sox and the Yankees can sweep the Tigers?

Nonsense Watch!!

  • Tanaka game 3? 9-5, stepping to the plate again. Still chasing that 10th win
  • Miguel Andujar 22 HRs Vs Gleyber Torres 22 HRs

What are your series predictions??

Can Tanaka get his 10th win against the White Sox!!

White Sox will go to New York for final 3 games of the series!! Yankees lead 3-0!!

               The White Sox were the team that the Yankees used to bounce back from a 5-game losing streak, including a sweeping by the Red Sox.  The Yankees were able to flip the switch and currently on a 4-game winning streak, 8-2 in the last 10 and still no return date for Judge.  Yankees are looking good, but not so good that all worries are gone.  6 game behind the Red Sox, anything could happen.

For whatever reason Masahiro Tanaka is struggling to get his 10th win of the season.  Tanaka has giving up 5 home runs in 10 games.  The Yankees pitching have been their weakness, Tanaka started hot in the season, at a point he was on 7 game winning streak.  Still, Lance Lynn and JA Happ have been great.  Sonny Gray is the only other guy that scares me when he starts more than CC Sabathia.

The White Sox are on a winning streak of their own after beating out the Tigers 3 games out of 4.  For the next 7 games is the Yankees and the Red Sox, who are the top teams in the American League.  But hey then they play Detroit again, so that’s a positive perspective. White Sox need to stay positive and avoid becoming batting practice for the slumping Red Sox.

It’s been 7 games since Giancarlo Stanton got a homer. With that in mind, at an unknown location, some analytical genius may be putting his money on a homer by Stanton. It’s interesting how it happens, that Stanton just disappears but then comes back and gets 2 to 3 in a short span and then goes back into hiding. But hey thank you Stanton, extremely hoping that you don’t go full ghost for a 7 game series.

It could be easy to say that this will be an easy sweep for the Yankees, but I can’t. The only am truly confident is game 1 where Tanaka is pitching, because he has to get his 10th win some day. Lynn had a fall against Miami, so have to hope that it doesn’t translate.

Lastly, am I the only person that gets a little scare every time CC Sabathia steps up? Still one of my favorite players, Sabathia is the embodiment of the Yankees swagger and possibly the end of that era. Sabathia is one of the greats.

Notes!! Predictions!! Nonsense

  • Gleyber Torres did not break in to the 20s – Wrong prediction. 100 Push-ups Owed!!
  • Tanaka needs his 10th win
  • CC Sabathia is 40 strikeouts from 3k!! 3 effing k!!
    • 2960 Strikeouts!! 1st among active players!!
    • 17th in all-time list!!

What are your predictions??

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Yankees take on the Orioles!! 100 Loses Nonsense or NonSense? The Orioles are the real winners!!

Yankees take on the Orioles!! 100 Loses Nonsense or NonSense? The Orioles are the real winners!!

Yankees are great, but everybody should be watching the Orioles and their race to 100 against the Red Sox.  As of August 23, 2018 the Red Sox are at 89 wins while the Orioles are at 90 losses.  When I was growing up one of the biggest lessons I learned from my brother (or he tried to teach me) was that I should aim to be the best at whatever I did.  Ironically, am pretty average in all I do but I have always aim to be the best that I can be.  (Get to the point).  The Orioles are aiming (maybe not by design) to be the worst team in baseball.

Watching a team lose is sometimes as exciting as watching them win.  Seriously, more people (not just football fans) are paying a lot more attention to the Cleveland Browns after they only won a single game in 2 seasons.  The Orioles are only 10 losses away from breaking 100 loses (this is too exciting).

The Twins back in 2016 got 103 loses, most impressive Astros loss 111 back in 2013 and they bounce back as 2017 World Series Champions.  Losing (not tanking) is not always a bad sign for the future.  By the way, since traded, Manny Machado hasn’t really done much, so Orioles may have dodge a bullet.

Nonsense Note:  The Orioles are not the Astros and plenty of teams have loss 100+ game and didn’t win the World Series years later.  But it creates a sense of hope and positivity for the team.  Right now Orioles could use all the positive vibes available.

MLB: New York Yankees at Miami Marlins

The Yankees with a 79-47 keep getting hit by the injury bus.  Aaron Judge has no time table and Aroldis Chapman has been the latest victim.  Regardless, only 9 games behind the Red Sox, only shows how strong and deep this team really is.  New acquisitions Lance Lynn and JA Happ have been pulling their own weight so no complaints there.  Even though Lynn got bested by the Marlins he had been on a good role.

Nonsense Alert!! Predictions!! Nonsense Watch!!Yankees@Orioles8.23

  • Game 1: Sabathia 7-4 vs Cobb 4-15

o   Honestly, Sabathia’s decline should be less apparent vs the Orioles, mostly because the Yankees have been great at bouncing back from loses.

  • Game 2: Happ 14-6 vs Ramirez 1-5

o   Happ is on a 4 game winning streak wearing the Yankee stripes.  With every game he plays (and wins) could be getting him pumped for an important role in the playoffs.

  • Game 3: Pitchers are unknown.

o   Gleyber Torres only has 3 home runs this month!! Playing the Orioles, he could break in to the 20s.

o   Would like to see the Yankees try out some the bullpen pitchers as starters (just for fun)

  • Game 4: Severino 16-6 vs Cashner 4-11

o   Severino needs to get back to top form!!

  • Nonsense Predictions

o   Torres breaks 20

o   Series 3-1

o   Orioles break 100 loses for the year.

Comment Your Series Predictions!! What are your thoughts on the Orioles (maybe) losing 100!! Comment Yankees Nonsense!!