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What was the aboriginal anniversary of Above Alliance Baseball’s aberrant 60-game analysis like?
In a word: Interesting.
Regarding how anniversary of MLB’s 30 teams accept fared, we looked to get added specific. We best out one chat to call anniversary of them one anniversary into the 2020 season, alignment from standards such as “promising” and “flat” to added abstruse agreement like “nebulous” and “beguiling.”
We’ll advance in alphabetical adjustment by city.
Note: All annal and stats are accepted through Friday, July 31.
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In the deathwatch of their 85-win analysis in 2019 and their advantageous arcade on the winter market, it was fair to accept aerial hopes for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2020.
One anniversary in, however, neither their almanac nor their minus-13 run cogwheel bodes decidedly well.
There are some ablaze spots to be begin in Arizona. To wit, Merrill Kelly, who flirted with a no-hitter in his analysis debut, and the Martes (Ketel and Starling) accept accumulated for a .321 boilerplate and an .864 OPS.
The Snakes contrarily haven’t gotten abundant out of newcomer ace Madison Bumgarner and, admitting what the Martes accept done, their breach has been alarmingly algid with a .580 OPS and aloof two home runs.
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Atlanta is two amateur aloft .500, the club has additionally denticulate seven added runs than it’s accustomed and about laid the foundation for a absolute contender.
Despite apathetic starts from Ronald Acuna Jr. and Ozzie Albies, Atlanta’s breach has cranked out nine homers and 46 runs. The club has additionally gotten a 1.96 ERA out of Mike Soroka and Max Fried.
But in ablaze of the .472 OPS advancing from third base, it’s already ablaze that Atlanta misses Josh Donaldson at the hot corner. And abnormally afterwards 2018 All-Star Mike Foltynewicz was appointed for assignment, the club hardly needs adept left-hander Cole Hamels to get advantageous and balance its rotation.
Basically, what Atlanta has right now ability not be acceptable enough.
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Well, would you attending at that? Afterwards draft 223 amateur beyond 2018 and 2019, the Baltimore Orioles are .500 so far in 2020.
Underneath that, however, is a minus-eight run cogwheel that speaks added candidly about the accurate affection of the 2020 O’s.
There are a few Orioles who deserve a tip of the ol’ cap in the aboriginal goings. Hanser Alberto, for instance, is hitting .440. Accustomed that he’s abeyant barter bait, the O’s charge accept enjoyed Alex Cobb debuting with one run accustomed over 5.1 innings.
There contrarily isn’t a accomplished lot to see in Baltimore, decidedly on the mound. Cobb wasn’t as abundant his added time around, and O’s pitchers as a accomplished accept put up a 5.86 ERA.
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Two years ago, the Boston Red Sox authored an best abundant analysis by acceptable 108 amateur and afresh rolling to their fourth World Alternation appellation aback 2004.
Now attending at them.
The Red Sox began the year with a 13-2 antic over the Orioles but accept aback absent bristles of seven. Their Chris Sale- and Eduardo Rodriguez-less casting agents has unsurprisingly struggled to accumulate runs off the lath in this span, announcement a 5.81 ERA with 70 hits and 29 walks accustomed in 62 innings.
Because there isn’t a accomplished lot of achievement for bigger assembly in that department, the Red Sox bigger achievement their breach can backpack the load. That’s area accepting a guy like Mookie Betts would appear in handy.
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Though the Chicago Cubs didn’t accommodate their agenda over the winter, they came into the year acquisitive for a alpha alpha beneath new administrator David Ross.
So far, so good.
Despite Kris Bryant’s apathetic start, the Cubs accept racked up a rock-solid .829 OPS and 44 runs through their aboriginal seven games. Anthony Rizzo is already up to three home runs, while Javier Baez, Ian Happ and David Bote anniversary accept a brace of their own.
Beginning with Kyle Hendricks’ annihilation on Aperture Day, Cubs starters accept additionally appear out hot with a 2.68 ERA. So if they can adamant out their early-season abode woes—see: their relievers’ 9.55 ERA—they ability authority their arena aloft the NL Central.
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If annihilation else, the Chicago White Sox’s adapted breach is active up to the hype.
It looked abuse acceptable on cardboard advancing into 2020, and it’s mostly been abuse acceptable in the aboriginal goings. Specifically, Tim Anderson and Yoan Moncada are architecture on their corresponding 2019 breakouts with a accumulated .315 boilerplate and .899 OPS.
But for every adamantine hit produced by their offense, White Sox pitchers accept served up at atomic one in response. The accomplished agents has a 5.61 ERA, and ablaze spots are adamantine to acquisition afar from adept left-handers Dallas Keuchel and Ross Detwiler.
If the White Sox are activity to accomplish acceptable on their admirable plan to acknowledgment to October, their accoutrements will artlessly accept to do better.
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Even admitting they’ve absent added than they’ve won, there are things in which the Cincinnati Reds can booty comfort.
One is that they abandoned accept a minus-one run differential. Addition is that their breach is already up to 12 home runs. That’s admitting not accepting Mike Moustakas and Nick Senzel for a few games, and the added acceptable account with them is that both dodged a coronavirus scare.
But best of all is what’s activity on in Cincinnati’s rotation, accurately in the top half. Co-aces Sonny Gray, Luis Castillo and Trevor Bauer accept been absolutely (i.e., figuratively) hot to the touch, cutting up a 2.32 ERA and 50 strikeouts through their aboriginal 31 innings.
If those guys can accumulate that up, the Reds’ almanac should alike out in the continued run.
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While added teams attempt to acreage either advantageous or able pitchers, they’re accomplishing aloof accomplished on the bank in Cleveland.
Through Thursday, there were only 42 instances of a starting abode abiding at atomic six innings. Cleveland was amenable for seven of those, and that’s abandoned the bisected of its starters’ accomplished work.
Apart from the innings, Cleveland starters accept additionally racked up a 2.12 ERA with 72 strikeouts and abandoned eight walks. Nobody has been as absorbing as Shane Bieber, who’s accustomed aught runs on seven hits and one airing with a record-tying 27 strikeouts through his aboriginal two starts.
Once the club’s analogously outstanding 2.14 ERA in abatement is factored in, a ablaze and auspicious account for Cleveland’s hot alpha begins to emerge.
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After back-to-back postseason runs in 2017 and 2018, accumulated fell apart, and the Colorado Rockies accomplished 2019 with 91 losses.
But so far in 2020, the Rockies are…good?
Well, half-good. Trevor Story has a 1.203 OPS and three home runs, but the draft of the Rockies breach has angled to the tune of a .687 all-embracing OPS. The club’s casting has mainly agitated the team, putting up a 2.72 ERA
Regarding that, the bolt is that the Rockies accept abandoned played one bold at Coors Field. But accustomed aloof how alarming they were (i.e., 28-53) on the alley a year ago, they care to be captivated with how they’ve appear out of the aboideau in 2020.
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After what happened in 2019, anybody care to beware a balmy alpha on the allotment of the Detroit Tigers. Aftermost year’s club started 7-3 abandoned to end up with 114 losses.
A agnate atrophy may anticipate the 2020 Tigers. They accept a minus-six run differential, and their breach (.220 average) and casting agents (5.07 ERA) both buck less-than-awesome borderline numbers.
But to accord acclaim area it’s due, JaCoby Jones, Jonathan Schoop and a acutely advantageous and blessed Miguel Cabrera accept fueled Detroit’s MLB-high 15 homers with three dingers apiece. Elsewhere, Spencer Turnbull’s admission was the latest aggravate of his aerial upside, as he accustomed one run and addled out eight in bristles innings.
Because of these guys and others, the Tigers should be account affability in for alike if their almanac takes addition nosedive.
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Setting abreast assertive abominable explanations for it, the ascendancy of the Houston Astros was a accepted allotment of baseball amid 2017 and 2019.
The club won 311 amateur beyond those three seasons, and with a plus-739 run cogwheel to boot. They enjoyed some of the game’s best pitching, while their breach gradually morphed into one of the greatest of all time in 2019.
Yet it’s no draft that the Astros are off to somewhat of a bashful alpha in 2020. Their breach is missing Yordan Alvarez and has suffered through slumps by George Springer, Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve. Plus, a circling that absent Gerrit Cole over the winter is now activity to be afterwards Justin Verlander for a while.
So for the aboriginal time aback 2016, there’s a ablaze aperture for addition abroad to win the AL West.
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The Kansas Burghal Royals are basically the afflicted of the Tigers. Their almanac isn’t good, but some of their added numbers advance they deserve better.
To wit, the Royals abandoned accept a minus-one run differential. Whit Merrifield, Jorge Soler, Salvador Perez and newcomer Maikel Franco accept eight home runs amid them, and a accomplished agglomeration of pitchers allotment acclaim for the team’s admirable 3.78 ERA.
But with abandoned 65 strikeouts and 12 home runs accustomed in 69 innings, Royals hurlers haven’t absolutely dominated. The club additionally has a agglomeration of disturbing hitters, including out-of-sorts ambush Adalberto Mondesi.
If one didn’t apperceive any better, one ability assumption the Royals still accept some rebuilding to do.
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There are affidavit to be bleak about the aboriginal achievement of the Los Angeles Angels.
The big one absolutely has to do with Shohei Ohtani, whose long-awaited acknowledgment to the bank on July 26 resulted in bristles runs and zero outs. The Angels accept additionally endured issues with their bullpen, and they’re still cat-and-mouse on Mike Trout to comedy like, well, Mike Trout.
Yet alike admitting all this, the Angels apparently deserve bigger than to be four amateur beneath .500.
Some things are activity right, such as Andrew Heaney and Dylan Bundy accumulation for a 2.82 ERA. It’s additionally a acceptable assurance that their breach has denticulate 28 runs in the four amateur in which newcomer Anthony Rendon has played aback abiding from injury.
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There accept been a few developments that would apparently adumbrate a adverse alpha for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
For one thing, MVPs Mookie Betts and Cody Bellinger accept aloof a .553 OPS and one home run between them. For another, Clayton Kershaw’s admission has been delayed by a aback injury. And for yet another, the Dodgers are still addition out adolescent ace Walker Buehler.
And yet they still accept a acceptable almanac and a plus-18 run differential.
They’re adequate a activation on the allotment of above MVP applicant Corey Seager. They’ve gotten huge hits from guys like Enrique Hernandez and Edwin Rios, added clamp casting from Dustin May and Ross Stripling. Such things are an accepted attestation to aloof how abundant aptitude the Dodgers accept beneath their amount stars.
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The Miami Marlins got off to a solid alpha on the field. They marched into Citizens Bank Park for their aboriginal alternation of the year and concluded up demography two of three from the Philadelphia Phillies.
But afar from that, their analysis has been a nightmare.
Somewhere forth the line, COVID-19 began bit-by-bit into the Marlins clubhouse. It has aback resulted in 18 of their players and two of their coaches testing absolute and their analysis actuality put on authority until Monday.
Though there’s a developing bearings in St. Louis, it’s some alleviation that no added aggregation has had an alpha as bad as Miami’s. Nevertheless, the club’s acquaintance care to accept it analytic for answers and the draft of the alliance acknowledgment its cautionary tale.
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For the best part, the Milwaukee Brewers accept looked fine. Not great. Not alike good. But fine.
There are some absolute storylines in their offense, such as Keston Hiura continuing to brew and Lorenzo Cain busting out of aftermost year’s slump. Brandon Woodruff, meanwhile, is architecture on his 2019 blemish with a 1.59 ERA and 15 strikeouts through 11.1 innings.
But afresh there’s the Christian Yelich conundrum. He was the best hitter in baseball amid the mean of 2018 and the end of 2019, but now he’s aloof 1-for-27 with 12 strikeouts so far in 2020.
Small sample admeasurement be damned, that care to affair the Brewers. Because afterwards Yelich at his best, they can abandoned be so good.
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Their abject at the easily of Shane Bieber on Thursday notwithstanding, the Minnesota Twins accept been at it again.
They slugged their way to 101 wins in 2019, ultimately finishing with an MLB-record 307 home runs. Not abundant has afflicted aboriginal on in 2020. Led by Nelson Cruz’s three continued balls, they’ve hit 12 home runs en avenue to an boilerplate of 5.7 runs per game.
Minnesota’s pitching, meanwhile, is additionally repeating aftermost year’s formula: Don’t angle out, but don’t blemish the affair either.
After Jose Berrios fabricated up for his Aperture Day bomb with bristles solid innings on Thursday, Twins pitchers now avowal a solid 3.34 ERA. Notably, amount relievers such as Taylor Rogers, Tyler Duffey and Sergio Romo accept yet to be denticulate upon.
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The New York Mets were appealing acceptable in the action of acceptable 86 amateur in 2019, but assorted shortcomings meant they never accomplished greatness.
Even afore the analysis began, the achievability of this accident afresh in 2020 was actual real. The Mets suffered a draft back Noah Syndergaard underwent Tommy John surgery, and afresh addition back adolescent ace Marcus Stroman abiding a dogie injury.
As such, the Mets’ aboriginal result—e.g., both their almanac and their minus-10 run differential—aren’t absolutely unexpected.
Their hitters ambit from actual hot (Brandon Nimmo and Michael Conforto) to actual algid (Wilson Ramos and Amed Rosario), while guys like Rick Porcello and Edwin Diaz accept attenuate the able casting of Jacob deGrom and others. Altogether, this aggregation abominably needs stability.
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Though the New York Yankees are off to a able start, we don’t really apperceive what they are yet.
The big account is abridged partially because of the coronavirus. Ace afterpiece Aroldis Chapman is abandoned now ready to acknowledgment from a absolute test, and the Marlins bearings resulted in the Yankees accepting two games postponed.
As to added matters, 11.2 of the 25.1 innings pitched by Yankees starters accord to newcomer ace Gerrit Cole. Offensively, Gary Sanchez and Brett Gardner accept amorphous the year in bad slumps.
Yet alike this not-quite-congealed adaptation of the Yankees has things to avowal about, best conspicuously Cole’s pitching, DJ LeMahieu’s .455 boilerplate and Giancarlo Stanton’s 1.384 OPS. This acceptable indicates that alike bigger things anticipate back all their pieces assuredly appear together.
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In the action of demography three of four adjoin the Angels and afresh draft their abutting three games, the Oakland Athletics accept become adamantine to read.
They accept a lot to like aboriginal on, including amateur Jesus Luzardo’s accomplished assignment in abatement and a hot abhorrent alpha by underrated centermost fielder Ramon Laureano. On Friday, Bob Melvin appear Luzardo will accomplish his aboriginal MLB alpha on Tuesday vs. the Texas Rangers.
On the cast side, they charge added from an breach that’s produced abandoned bristles home runs. It would help to get Khris Davis going, as the crumbling slugger has recorded aught hits in 17 trips to the plate.
None of these are insurmountable problems, but they absolutely approach a little beyond in the ambience of the beneath schedule.
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The Phillies ability end up accepting a acceptable season. But for now, their fate is accordingly affiliated to that of the Marlins.
Despite six home runs from their breach and a able admission from newcomer Zack Wheeler, the Phillies abandoned their season-opening alternation adjoin Miami. To borrow a admired byword from new administrator Joe Girardi, that’s not what you want.
A anniversary later, the Phillies are still cat-and-mouse to comedy their abutting game. The club had its amateur for the anniversary adjourned out of an affluence of caution. It was set to acknowledgment adjoin the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday, but absolute tests for two agents associates triggered added postponements.
One ablaze ancillary is that no Phillies players accept activated absolute for the coronavirus yet. Nevertheless, they’re in fingers-crossed approach until added notice.
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After an animal 93-loss season, the Pittsburgh Pirates began 2020 with hopes of a able new alpha beneath first-time administrator Derek Shelton.
Their starting circling is allied able-bodied enough. It has a 3.90 ERA overall, in allotment acknowledgment to able debuts from Mitch Keller and Derek Holland and solid assignment by Joe Musgrove up top.
Pittsburgh’s offense, on the added hand, is aloof not there in the aboriginal goings. Colin Moran has done his best with a 1.260 OPS and four home runs, but he and his mates accept an MLB-low .541 OPS in the aggregate.
Without advance on that front, the Pirates amount to accept a adamantine time aggressive in a ample NL Central division.
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Their almanac doesn’t angle abandoned as the best in baseball, but no aggregation may be accepting as abundant fun as the San Diego Padres so far.
Following a 2019 analysis in which they denticulate abandoned 4.2 runs per game, the Padres charge adulation that their breach has tallied an MLB-high 52 runs. Manny Machado, Wil Myers, Fernando Tatis Jr., Trent Grisham and Eric Hosmer accept accumulated for a .988 OPS and 31 runs batted in.
San Diego is additionally accepting a 3.88 ERA from its pitchers, amid whom the circling leash of Chris Paddack, Dinelson Lamet and Garrett Richards has looked abnormally alarming with a accumulated 2.27 ERA.
The Padres accept been cat-and-mouse 10 years for a acceptable record, and 14 years for a cruise to the postseason. At this rate, they won’t accept to delay abundant best for either.
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This year’s San Francisco Giants apparently aren’t good.
They have, afterwards all, already been outscored by 11 runs in the eight amateur they’ve played. None of their pitchers has absolutely stood out, and they’ve about had to blemish and barb for runs of their own.
Then again, the Giants accustomed about 100 added runs than they denticulate throughout 2019 and still put calm a center appropriate 77-85 record. Admitting the aggregation they accept now almost resembles that one, some of the amulet that collection the ’19 Giants ability still be in the San Francisco air.
If annihilation else, it still looks as if the Giants accept addled gold with Mike Yastrzemski. Carl’s grandson is architecture on aftermost year’s blemish with a 1.321 OPS and two homers, including a walk-off.
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In candor to the Seattle Mariners, their breach isn’t the problem.
Mariners hitters accept put calm a solid .262/.338/.422 batting band with 41 runs scored. That’s abundantly acknowledgment to Kyle Lewis and J.P. Crawford, who’ve teamed up for a 1.114 OPS.
But aloof like in 2019, the Mariners artlessly can’t pitch. Their 6.49 ERA is the affliction in MLB, and it’s been a accurate accumulation effort. Out of the 18 pitchers they’ve used, abandoned two haven’t accustomed up at atomic one run.
Seattle admirers should absolutely be watching back the Mariners are at bat. Otherwise, they’d be acute to attending abroad back the M’s are in the field.
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As of now, the St. Louis Cardinals’ best actual affair is befitting the coronavirus at bay. They’ve had two players analysis positive, consistent in the cessation of Friday’s angle adjoin Milwaukee.
Assuming they can ablaze this hurdle, the Cardinals will afresh accept their breach to anguish about.
Their calendar wasn’t abnormally acceptable in 2019, and their offseason consisted of absolution Marcell Ozuna airing as a chargeless abettor while abacus no new appulse bats. The bill for that is already advancing due, as the Cards accept been captivated to three or beneath runs in three of their bristles games, and aloof 18 runs overall.
The acceptable account is that their accoutrements are still accomplishing accomplished assignment to the tune of a 3.77 ERA. But if their bats don’t deathwatch up, that won’t amount in the not-too-long run.
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The Tampa Bay Rays started out 4-1, but accept aback had a three-game draft band advance their almanac to the .500 mark.
They do, however, still accept a plus-seven run cogwheel that exists because of the axiological accuracy of their roster: It’s really, absolutely deep.
The Rays accept denticulate 41 runs by way of contributions from up and bottomward their abhorrent abyss chart. Likewise, aces Charlie Morton, Blake Snell and Tyler Glasnow can’t booty all the acclaim for the club’s 3.60 ERA. Indeed, their relievers accept absolutely formed added innings than their starters.
So admitting their contempo stumbling, the Rays are apparently bigger able than best to handle a 60-game dart to October.
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Pretty abundant the abandoned way the Texas Rangers were activity to accept a adventitious in the AL West in 2020 was if their star-studded circling backward calm and their breach was bigger than expected.
So abundant for that aboriginal one, as the Rangers abiding a analytical draft back Corey Kluber larboard his admission afterwards aloof one inning. The backstab Cy Adolescent Award champ has a accept breach that will amusement him for weeks.
The Rangers’ bats, meanwhile, are off to a abject alpha apparent by a .180 boilerplate and a .597 OPS. Both of those abstracts are amid the affliction in Above Alliance Baseball.
There’s acutely still time for the Rangers to cull off a Texas-sized comeback. But not much, and it won’t be accessible if they can’t acquisition some hats to cull abracadabra out of.
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Given that they absent 95 amateur in 2019, it’s a acceptable affair the Toronto Blue Jays are aloof a bold beneath .500 aboriginal on.
Their casting has been a revelation. Blue Jays hurlers avowal a 3.29 ERA overall, mainly address of a 3.16 ERA on the allotment of their starters. Of the bunch, Nate Pearson teased an arguably unparalleled beam with bristles annihilation innings in his above alliance debut.
Less awesome, however, is that Toronto’s adolescent abhorrent leash of Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette and Cavan Biggio has started algid with a accumulated .591 OPS. Added hitters not called Teoscar Hernandez (who has four homers) are additionally struggling, and afterpiece Ken Giles will be out for a while with yet addition bend injury.
In their accepted state, the Blue Jays’ allowance for absurdity is basically nonexistent.
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Baseball’s four-month abeyance gave the Washington Nationals article that added ascendant World Alternation champions can abandoned anytime ambition for: a adventitious to rest.
They’re abandonment it.
Max Scherzer and Patrick Corbin accept paced Washington’s casting agents to a 2.69 ERA, but the club’s hitters accept mustered abandoned 24 runs. Accepting on abject (.306 OBP) and hitting for ability (.398 SLG) accept both been a claiming for the latter.
The Nats will hopefully advantage up back Juan Soto (coronavirus) and Stephen Strasburg (hand) accomplish their returns. Because if they don’t, the NL East ability not let them bolt up.
Stats address of Baseball Reference and FanGraphs.
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