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Baseball Fever Policy

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This announcement describes the policies pertaining to the operation of Baseball Fever.

Baseball Fever is a moderated baseball message board which encourages and facilitates research and information exchange among fans of our national pastime. The intent of the Baseball Fever Policy is to ensure that Baseball Fever remains an extremely high quality, extremely low "noise" environment.

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And a group of forum specific super moderators. The role of the moderator is to keep Baseball Fever smoothly and to screen posts for compliance with our policy. The moderators are ALL volunteer positions, so please be patient and understanding of any delays you might experience in correspondence.

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This document was based on a similar policy used by SABR.

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Participation on Baseball Fever is available to all baseball fans with a valid email address, as verified by the forum's automated system, which then in turn creates a single validated account. Multiple accounts by a single user are prohibited.

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Participants at Baseball Fever are required to adhere to these principles, which are outlined in this section.
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h. The netiquette described above (a-g) often uses the term "posts", but applies equally to Private Messages.

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It is considered appropriate to post a URL to a page which specifically and directly answers a question posted on the list (for example, it would be permissible to post a link to a page containing home-road splits, even on a site which has advertising or other commercial content; however, it would not be appropriate to post the URL of the main page of the site). The site reserves the right to limit the frequency of such announcements by any individual or group.

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c. Move the thread. If a member makes a post about the Marlins in the Yankees forum it will be moved to the appropriate forum. This is the case 3% of the time.

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  • #31
    I wish to reiterate my opinion that Sun Trust Park should have been built with a roof.
    The Mets have the best, smartest fans in baseball.

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    • #32
      Well it wasn't, so you'll just have to deal with it.
      46 wins to match last year's total

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      • #33
        So was last night a lot of bad luck? I noted the 12th and Kemp's almost-inevitable failure but I went back to fake The Show baseball after that.
        46 wins to match last year's total

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        • #34
          Freddie to miss 8 weeks with a fractured left wrist.

          Damn.
          Rest in Peace Jose Fernandez (1992-2016)

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          • #35
            And James Loney was signed real quick. Still hoping to shoot for 70 wins, buuuuuuut... yeah. Just waiting for two months for the trade deadline. By then, we'll see if one of the minor league pitchers is ready.

            Dansby for RoY is shot, Freddie for MVP is dead, so... trades and 70 wins is what's left.
            46 wins to match last year's total

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            • #36
              He was with the Mets last year when the Mets lost Lucas Duda for a few months. Loney showed some brief glimpses of power (especially against the Marlins) but Collins kept playing him until he got overexposed because he likes the veterans. If you put him in a platoon at first base, he might be a useful piece. Just don't use him all the time.
              The Mets have the best, smartest fans in baseball.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Blue387 View Post
                He was with the Mets last year when the Mets lost Lucas Duda for a few months. Loney showed some brief glimpses of power (especially against the Marlins) but Collins kept playing him until he got overexposed because he likes the veterans. If you put him in a platoon at first base, he might be a useful piece. Just don't use him all the time.
                He's the definition of a replacement player.
                Rest in Peace Jose Fernandez (1992-2016)

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                • #38
                  He is pretty much going to be used all the time unless Snitker wants to give starts to Jace Peterson instead. All they've got left is him and Rio Ruiz.

                  So yeah, hope for 70 wins by sheer luck and a decent prospect or two at the trade deadline.
                  46 wins to match last year's total

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                  • #39
                    This injury is like... it's like the Braves offense is an electric car running out of power, you have no backup and you have to push it to the nearest charging station. You've got something left, but the engine is shot for now.
                    46 wins to match last year's total

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                    • #40
                      Not to spam, but it just occurred to me we may even see attendance take a slight hit. I can't imagine even the most casual Braves fan paying money to just tour the park and having to rally around Matt Kemp.
                      46 wins to match last year's total

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                      • #41
                        I've been trying to guess how many games the Braves might win over the next two months, and while I don't expect April of last year... I'll have to figure it out.
                        46 wins to match last year's total

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                        • #42
                          The Braves have acquired right-hander Enrique Burgos from the Diamondbacks in exchange for cash considerations. Burgos, 26, was designated for assignment by Arizona earlier this week.

                          https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2017/...ue-burgos.html
                          The Mets have the best, smartest fans in baseball.

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                          • #43
                            Eeeeeh. Nothing special.
                            46 wins to match last year's total

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                            • #44
                              Braves acquire Matt Adams from the Cardinals:
                              https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2017/...att-adams.html
                              The Mets have the best, smartest fans in baseball.

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by Blue387 View Post
                                Braves acquire Matt Adams from the Cardinals:
                                https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2017/...att-adams.html
                                Enjoy.....
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