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AskDRB #17: Do we need Robot Umps?

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Also, what are some smart shopping choices for the Rays do in Free Agency?

MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at Seattle Mariners Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Being an umpire is a tricky job. Basically you are constantly questioned, every decision is gonna be disliked by a large and loud group of fans, and occasionally you get smartass bloggers trying to pitch the idea that their job should be automated.

That being said: if the human element is a part of sports, then the natural symbiotic relationship with fans second guessing of those decisions will be the natural order of the world. One cannot exist without the other.

Qs:

  • How do the Rays get better in 1-run games?
  • Should the Rays take a look at the newly released Josh Hamilton? (only if that look is at his stats showing a sharp decline)
  • What vet 1B/DH options should the Rays be looking at for Free Agency?
  • Could Mitch Moreland be a smart buy-low candidate for the Rays?
  • Is Chris Archer still the Rays ace going into 2017?
  • Do the Rays need to upgrade defensively in the outfield?
  • Jake Bauers talk, timeline, and will he be replacing Souza in RF sometime next season?

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Publicado por DRaysBay em Quarta, 24 de agosto de 2016