Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:43 pm

columbia wrote:You're a great American.


I can't hear you over my Freedom Concert CD.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby columbia on Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:43 pm

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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby Dickie Dunn on Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:44 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:
Factorial wrote:Shaf left out the part where he bought ticket to the TS show.


Ugh, no way. My sister-in-law (she's 24) is obsessed with her and worships the ground she walks on. I don't get it. carefully steps past Reagan bust to grab my Reagan coffee mug off the shelf


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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby Troy Loney on Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:40 pm

Headley signs a 4 year deal with the Yankees for $52M. Have to think that this is what Walker is looking at when he reaches FA.

Also, Dodgers gave McCarthy a 4 year deal. Just made the Liriano deal look that much better. He basically has the same baggage as Liriano and a smaller sample size of recent success.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby MWB on Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:44 pm

The Kemp deal is now up in the air after it was revealed he has arthritis in both hips. That would mess up the Rollins trade, and possibly the Myers trade.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby Troy Loney on Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:28 am

Looks like Upton is going to an "AL West team for young pitching". I would think the Mariners, the Rangers or Angels don't have the pieces for that trade. Oakland does with Gray and Parker...but that wouldn't seem to make sense to me.

Also a report that Tulowitzki to the Mets has some traction.

This has been an incredibly active offseason.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby Troy Loney on Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:02 am

Nevermind. Padres getting Upton.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby Kraftster on Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:19 am

Geeze. Didn't realize how active the Padres have been. What was up with that Myers trade? I can't figure out who the real piece in the deal was for Tampa?
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby Troy Loney on Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:27 am

Has to be Souza. The best pieces from the padres were probably Ross and Trea Turner and those two guys went to Washington for Souza
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby Kraftster on Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:56 am

Yuck.

And somehow the Padres held onto Renfroe through all of these deals.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby Troy Loney on Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:08 pm

And they just flipped Hanigan for Middlebrooks.

So they've added Kemp, Myers, Upton, Norris and Middlebrooks to a lineup that basically had nobody. It's essentially those five, Yonder Alosno, Gyorko and that guy that got from the Yankees for Headley. Overhauled the lineup and kept three of their best prospects, but it's easy to overhaul a lineup that was more or less a AAA one.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy on Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:04 pm

I'm kind of glad to see Middlebrooks go. Through no fault of his own Youk got pushed out because of him and he's been very blergh as a Sock


Funny seeing the Padres load up. They are the most irrelevant franchise in maybe all of sports
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby dodint on Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:12 pm

I took over for Middlebrooks in MLB 14: The Show in my first season. Chump.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby columbia on Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:56 pm

The Yankees are pretty desperate to shuffle Arod out of the lineup, so they acquired Garrett Jones.

http://www.nj.com/yankees/index.ssf/201 ... trade.html
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby MWB on Sat Dec 20, 2014 12:13 am

Fingers crossed
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby Idoit40fans on Sat Dec 20, 2014 6:53 pm

Going into pitchers and catchers reporting last year, the braves looked primed to contend for the division and were locking up their youngest and best players. Now they appear set for a rebuild. I wonder if they are just writing off the rest of upton's contract and setting up to compete the year after it expires and he never plays again.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby JS© on Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:07 am

Rebuild? But they just acquired Jason Grilli.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-l ... 02938.html

I'm not just amazed that he got a two year deal, but he somehow managed to get an option for a third. It's a team option, but an option nonetheless.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby columbia on Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:09 am

Great news for his publisher; those books will fly off the shelves in the Atlanta metro area.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby Troy Loney on Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:18 am

it's hard to see the braves as doing a full rebuild here. Seems like with the new GM they wanted to reorganize their assets or recenter their core. I think a true rebuild would have seen them move Kimbrel, a valuable closer has little value to a team in rebuild mode. Seems like they decided that Upton and Heyward weren't the lineup pieces they wanted to anchor with. The rotation looks really strong and they just need a few pieces to emerge for the lineup since they have Freeman.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Dec 24, 2014 11:03 am

Yeah their putching staff could very possibly be among the best again. The nats have the pitching and the offense though.

Teheran
Minor
Miller
Wood.

None of those guys are out of position in those rotation slots.

Im ok with the heyward trade. I would have rather he stayed and hes still young, but if he is just the player they have had, then they won that trade.

Upton trade seems to have been badly handled.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby Troy Loney on Wed Dec 24, 2014 11:14 am

The Upton trade seems like a concession that they had no interest in signing him and wanted to flip him now. That is a bad return. The only piece that seems significant is a pitching prospect that has already had major surgery.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Dec 24, 2014 11:16 am

Yeah, the timing is great less than a month after leaving beachy and medlen. I guess they are trying to get back to their total tommy john quota.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby canaan on Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:49 pm

Starling Castro has been questioned in a multiple shooting in the DR
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby MWB on Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:02 am

Baseball HOF list announced tomorrow. Didn't realize this:

Buster Olney, a former Baltimore Sun and New York Times beat writer who is an important voice for baseball information and commentary at ESPN, wrote in early December that he would not vote this year. His rationale: Because he is limited to 10 choices, he would have to leave off players he considered worthy – Mussina, Raines and Schilling, perhaps. By not voting, Olney will automatically increase the percentage of ballots on which those players appear, if only slightly.


There are a lot of worthy candidates this year that won't be voted because of the limit.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/spor ... ming-vote/
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby Mr. Colby on Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:31 pm

HOF Inductees: Unit, pedro, smoltz, biggio. Awesome class
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