MLBTR Live Chat Transcript By Simon Hampton | May 6, 2023 at 10:00am CDT Click here to read a transcript of this morning’s live chat with Simon Hampton.
Sid Bream Speed Demon
Kellenic seems to have figured it out, which probably sucks for Mets fans to see a 23 year old doing well. Just proof that only the generational guys can come up and be good before 21.
And just wait til PCA becomes a fixture in center for the Cubs. And for a two month rental of Javy Baez!
30 questions in 90 minutes… 5 having to do with the Yankees. Sounds about right for a Simon Hampton chat.
A couple snarky replies thrown in there for good measure.
Can MLBTR have someone else do these chats?
You could feel his pain having to suggest Yoshida could win the Rookie of the Year over Volpe. “should 29-year-olds who’ve been a pro for years (albeit not in the US) be eligible for Rookie of the Year?” Really should have been… Volpe should get it, but we may have to refer to Volpe as Anthony “Runner up to Rookie of the Year” Volpe.
Yoshida is obviously in the convo… but my dark horse is Esteury Ruiz. At this point I’m inclined to say “Volpe who?” but he can interject himself into the running, for sure.
Hunter Brown has quietly been rolling, and his spot is secure with injuries (Luis Garcia, etc). Ruiz will steal, but some of his counting stats are dependent on that offense behind him.
run- I could be wrong but I swear I heard HOU was going to limit Hunter’s innings. Then again, this was in ST and perhaps the outlook has changed. Since I feel like he will still be limited (110, 120+ innings?) this would hamper my expectations of him winning the ROTY. No doubt he has the talent, but will he get the necessary time? A story worth watching, for sure.
Brown was my pick and I’m sticking with it.
I think everybody (including Simon) does a fine job. Every chat is only as good as the questions posed, and this particular chat was at 2, 3AM in Hawaii. I can’t imagine there were too many participants asking too many pertinent questions at this particular time slot…?
Agreed. All the mlbtr chat hosts have great insights and are well-coached, SH included. The questions they get are skewed heavily to a few big popular market teams, but they do an excellent job of spreading the discussion to all teams/topics, no matter the dominant paradigms of the day.
That said, I wish though that they’d just talk about Tatis’ owning the Dodgers, 24/7
Tatis = 1st player with two multi-homer games against Kershaw. Awesome!
@M Are you still mad he broke up with your sister? Clearly you’re not happy w/ him. It is your choice to join the chat as it is your right to post your opinion. So stop joining his chats….. All good…..except replying to your own post?
As for the question he posted @Yoshida, it’s been around since Ichiro. You should know that…Yet you twist it to agree with your narrative (hence my sister q)?
FWIW, I don’t they should be allowed….Oh well, my beer is still cold….
This one belongs to the Reds
Definitely a large market bias but that is baseball media as a whole. We all know why.
It’s not so much a bias as it is a sheer volume thing. I try to spread it out but the fact the Yankees are in a bad spot tends to bring more questions on them. And I guess the fact it’s still a morning ET chat means the participants will be fairly East Coast dominant
I visited Karachi Pakistan one time. I was offered $50 for my Yankees hat by a local who couldn’t pronounce ‘baseball’ correctly.
The Yankees draw a crowd. That’s just how it is. Stay in there and keep pitching. All the best.
That guy got owned by Simon, solid retort. That said, two 5 minute breaks in between q’s is a lot.
The five minute breaks were due to long responses. I suspect Scott isn’t a very fast typer.
Dr. Van Nostrand
Simon’s novice opinions are about as interesting to listen to as an orchestra of didgeridoos.
The podcast is also boring, to say the least. The most entertaining aspect of it thus far has been Timmy D’s “guest appearance”. His sensitive voice and hilarious lisp left me in stitches!
Again with the didgeridoos, Doc?
Heh heh heh heh!
Dr. Van Nostrand
Sorry, I had to get it in once more… that’s what she said!
Doc, you’re being a dick.
Dr. Van Nostrand
I’ll just mute it. Buh-bye.
How exactly would MLB justify not allowing a player like Yoshida to be eligible for Rookie of the Year? Baseball settled that issue when it began awarding ROTY honors to former Negro League stars—and the Negro Leagues are now officially “major leagues.” Is Jackie Robinson’s award at risk now?
NO ONE is looking to revise/change history. C’mon…. ?
Was a huge Ichiro fan before he got to MLB, but even then wasn’t sure how the ROY was awarded to him.
It’s just that Yoshida has been a professional for @7 seasons….Nothing against him at all, but it may be time for a change to that rule.
Dr. Van Nostrand
By MLB rules, Ichiro was a rookie.
Unless you’re willing to confer equal status to the NPB, his selection was legit.
I know Ichiro’s selection was by the rules. My personal take was that maybe given all his experience, maybe, just maybe…that’s all
It’s an MLB award, not a world baseball award. If it’s your first season in MLB you are a rookie.
Mark P the goat chatter