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 Post subject: Re: Dbacks to install humidor at Chase Field
 Post Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:57 am 
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Humidor update

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Hazen said the Diamondbacks this week stored the first batch of baseballs in their new humidor, an early step toward getting the climate-controlled device ready to be rolled out next season. He said balls need a “two-week incubation period” before testing can begin.


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 Post subject: Re: Dbacks to install humidor at Chase Field
 Post Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:14 pm 
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Diamondbacks on track to unveil humidor in 2018

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 Post subject: Re: Dbacks to install humidor at Chase Field
 Post Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:00 pm 
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Well, lets hope it helps keep our pitchers pitch counts down and they are stronger later in the season.


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 Post subject: Re: Dbacks to install humidor at Chase Field
 Post Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:44 am 
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Now that it is installed, will MLB make them use it all season? My guess is yes.


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 Post subject: Re: Dbacks to install humidor at Chase Field
 Post Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:56 am 
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I believe so.

It never made sense to me to install and begin use MID SEASON last year.

But once they go with it, they will probably stick with it.

And this could be a precursor to uniform storage throughout baseball.

I have been learning that the storage of balls around the league varies so greatly and in some cases has clear impact on how the ballpark plays. It might really be the balls that are the biggest factor.

For example if balls were to be stored in a non temperature controlled area in a ballpark in a city that gets very hot in the summer, those heated balls would tend to fly further.


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 Post subject: Re: Dbacks to install humidor at Chase Field
 Post Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:25 pm 
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Would MLB need MLBPA approval to implement that kind of control over balls league wide? I think it may be a good idea. However, how much of a temperature and humidity difference makes what kind of difference in play? During typical days over the course of a season temperatures and humidity could vary by 10-12 degrees and 10-15% in any given city. I wouldn't be surprised if the affect on balls would be negligible in those cases, but it would be an interesting study. Maybe it would come down to just how finite MLB wants to be in leveling the playing field.


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 Post subject: Re: Dbacks to install humidor at Chase Field
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:38 pm 
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Really good write-up from the D'backs subreddit on the effects of the humidor and how it'll benefit us more than "them":

https://www.reddit.com/r/azdiamondbacks ... e_humidor/

TLDR: With the humidor in place, our pitchers should be better rested for each of their appearances and perform better overall, not just because the ball doesn't carry as far, but because they simply aren't pitching tired.

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 Post subject: Re: Dbacks to install humidor at Chase Field
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:23 pm 
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wedge wrote:
Really good write-up from the D'backs subreddit on the effects of the humidor and how it'll benefit us more than "them":

https://www.reddit.com/r/azdiamondbacks ... e_humidor/

TLDR: With the humidor in place, our pitchers should be better rested for each of their appearances and perform better overall, not just because the ball doesn't carry as far, but because they simply aren't pitching tired.


This is what I've been saying. The biggest benefit is less wear and tear on our pitchers. It's hard to keep those boys healthy !


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 Post subject: Re: Dbacks to install humidor at Chase Field
 Post Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:13 am 
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shoewizard wrote:
wedge wrote:
Really good write-up from the D'backs subreddit on the effects of the humidor and how it'll benefit us more than "them":

https://www.reddit.com/r/azdiamondbacks ... e_humidor/

TLDR: With the humidor in place, our pitchers should be better rested for each of their appearances and perform better overall, not just because the ball doesn't carry as far, but because they simply aren't pitching tired.


This is what I've been saying. The biggest benefit is less wear and tear on our pitchers. It's hard to keep those boys healthy !


This will be extra important this year given the Banda trade, which leaves us with literally no starting depth until Miller returns in June. And that's assuming Miller returns in June and is ready to help.


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 Post Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:36 am 
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well.....Archie could still be a SP if something really goes wrong in spring, and they are probably thinking Taylor Clarke can fill in once the season starts if they need a guy over the first couple of months.

Beyond that it's Shipley or bust for immediate depth. Maybe Duplantier has a great first 2 months and they turn to him early. It's possible.


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shoewizard wrote:
well.....Archie could still be a SP if something really goes wrong in spring, and they are probably thinking Taylor Clarke can fill in once the season starts if they need a guy over the first couple of months.

Beyond that it's Shipley or bust for immediate depth. Maybe Duplantier has a great first 2 months and they turn to him early. It's possible.



Jim mentioned Matt Koch, too.

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 Post subject: Re: Dbacks to install humidor at Chase Field
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shoewizard wrote:
well.....Archie could still be a SP if something really goes wrong in spring, and they are probably thinking Taylor Clarke can fill in once the season starts if they need a guy over the first couple of months.

Beyond that it's Shipley or bust for immediate depth. Maybe Duplantier has a great first 2 months and they turn to him early. It's possible.


Moving Archie at this point seems a non starter. It would create a huge hole in the pen and wouldn't be worth it, IMO. His value is in the pen. I'd rather throw Shipley or something else out there 1 day a week than destroy what Archie has going in the pen.


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98dback wrote:
shoewizard wrote:
well.....Archie could still be a SP if something really goes wrong in spring, and they are probably thinking Taylor Clarke can fill in once the season starts if they need a guy over the first couple of months.

Beyond that it's Shipley or bust for immediate depth. Maybe Duplantier has a great first 2 months and they turn to him early. It's possible.


Moving Archie at this point seems a non starter. It would create a huge hole in the pen and wouldn't be worth it, IMO. His value is in the pen. I'd rather throw Shipley or something else out there 1 day a week than destroy what Archie has going in the pen.


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