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Old 11-17-2017, 05:42 PM
ls7plus ls7plus is offline
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On yesterday's MLB show announcing the AL and NL MVP, Tom Verducci made a very interesting poing about Judge: His "launch" (or swing/uppercut) angle increased from 13% before the All-Star break to 20% for his nearly invisible, just short of two months period following that point. This made him extremely vulnerable to fastballs in the upper portion of the strike zone, as would be perfectly expected (it is in fact tremendously hard to hit a high fastball utilizing a swing that employs a substantial uppercut). When Judge got hot again in September, that launch/uppercut angle of his swing decreased. This is a very smart kid who will undoubtedly be made aware of this info (if he is not already) and use it to his advantage next year.

May he do well,


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Old 11-18-2017, 10:13 AM
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Anyone interested in participating in a 2018 Judge HR/K Board (10x10) next season.

By a square for $ x.oo.

After the squares are sold, randomly assign a range of HRs for each column on x-axis and a range of strikeouts for each row on the y-axis.

The HR columns could be 0-10, 11-20, 21-30, 31-40, etc up to 91-100.

The K rows could be 0-30, 31-60, 61-90, 91-120, etc up to 271-300.

In addition there would be a Calcutta pool where you could bet any amount on which square would be winner before the season starts.

The Board Pool would be winner take all with one bet per square.

The Calcutta pool could be divided if more than one bet is placed on the winning square. If however Judge hits 88 HRs and strikes out 88 times and there is no Calcutta winner, either those funds could be returned to the bettors or rolled over to a 2019 Board.

Note: This Post is not a solicitation to participate or an expression of willingness to coordinate and manage such an endeavor. Consider it virtually imaginary.

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Over*700* successful B/S/T transactions completed in 2012-18.
Over 500 sales with satisfied Board members served.
Thank you all.

All my cards are centered, some are just cut incorrectly.

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Old 11-18-2017, 10:26 AM
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Default Can u say Joe Charbeanu

Good luck on the Judge investment?? How can I short him??
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Old 11-18-2017, 11:12 AM
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Sell his cards to a collector like me.
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Old 11-18-2017, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by JMANOS View Post
Good luck on the Judge investment?? How can I short him??
Safer to wait until he ends up in a Vanguard Index Fund
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