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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby columbia on Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:42 am

Phil Hughes to MIN.
3 years / $24M.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby Troy Loney on Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:22 am

Tigers trade Fister to the Nationals for a meager return. A RP, a relief prospect and a utility guy.

Wouldn't be surprised at all if Nationals have a huge bounce back season. That rotation is really good, Strasburg, Gonzales, Zimmerman, Fister and Detwiler.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:30 pm

http://espn.go.com/blog/sweetspot/post/ ... ux-respect
As you can see in this video, Maddux was always a bit coy about what made him so good. It was like he had discovered this great mystery but needed to keep it to himself. Teammates often talked about his encyclopedic knowledge of opponents or his ability to read into a batter's body language, but Maddux always played this down. I remember interviewing him once and asking something along those lines and he simply joked, "Well, if I told you I'd have to kill you." He then took a baseball and showed how he would change his grip or finger pressure for different pitches, but he had such a big smirk on his face that to this day I think he was simply screwing with me.


I remember seeing interviews like this when he played. It would be amazing to see him talk about baseball, anytime you saw him off the field, in the dugout or whatever, he was messing around. Then he's just genius level thinking on the field. I remember watching him pitching like a 2 hitter in the 6th or so one time. They show him in the dugout and he's standing in front of a couple of people practicing his golf swing. So hilarious.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby Beveridge on Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:35 pm

I couldn't stand the Braves in the 90s being a Mets fan (my grandpa), but I always respected the trio of Maddux, Glavine, and Smoltz. They were fun to watch, especially Maddux.

Shame they only pulled out 1 WS title in that time frame. Fire Bobby Cox :pop:
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:37 pm

The Mets are like the Capitals. For some reason you don't like them as a Braves fan, but its not like they're really going to do anything. :pop:

Actually through all of the 90s, I always kinda liked the Mets. I knew them better than any team other than the Braves or Pirates. scared
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby Beveridge on Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:39 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:The Mets are like the Capitals. For some reason you don't like them as a Braves fan, but its not like they're really going to do anything. :pop:


Sad but true.

My best memory of my Grandpa when it comes to baseball is him yelling at John Franco every save opportunity successful or not.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:42 pm

Have you read "The Bad Guys Won"? I was born in 86, so obviously I don't remember the World Series, but that book is awesome. I think its geared to a teenager more than an adult though. I feel like I remember some cheesy writing.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby Beveridge on Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:53 pm

I have not. I was born in 85 so I don't remember it either. I do know I have a VCR tape on the 86 series that I have probably watched 50 times but haven't heard of that book. Might have to check it out.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby Troy Loney on Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:59 pm

http://www.baseballamerica.com/majors/e ... lly-beane/

BA gives Billy Bean executive of the year for his platoon strategy....I think NH's pitching strategies are more creative and impactful to the on field product. Seems like Beane fleeced the Red Sox and Diamondbacks in the Cahill and Bailey trades. Turning one mediocre player and one injured player into multiple productive players was the key.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby Troy Loney on Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:12 pm

A's and Rays both acquire expensive closers today....odd use of financial resources by those teams.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby Rocco on Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:05 pm

Troy Loney wrote:A's and Rays both acquire expensive closers today....odd use of financial resources by those teams.


I eagerly await Baseball Prospectus writing a column about how closers are sound investments.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:24 pm

Rocco wrote:
Troy Loney wrote:A's and Rays both acquire expensive closers today....odd use of financial resources by those teams.


I eagerly await Baseball Prospectus writing a column about how closers are sound investments.


hopefully written by paul alexander, champion of the CLOSERS ARE SO VALUABLE, NERDS JUST DONT GET IT movement.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby MWB on Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:47 pm

Troy Loney wrote:A's and Rays both acquire expensive closers today....odd use of financial resources by those teams.


Not really much of an investment by either team. They are both basically a one year rentals.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby canaan on Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:49 pm

Ellsbury is getting paid...by the yanks. 7yrs, and more than crawford's 142mil as per espn
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby MWB on Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:53 pm

Do not like.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:57 pm

I wonder if tht means theyll be unwilling to spend on cano too.












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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby columbia on Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:58 pm

MWB wrote:Do not like.


They just can't resist the bad contracts.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby SolidSnake on Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:09 pm

BUY that championship NY
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby ulf on Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:33 pm

SolidSnake wrote:BUY that DL list NY
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby TheGhostofGoulet on Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:35 pm

If you enjoy reading stupidity on Twitter, you'll see that Ellsbury is a "trader."
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby TheGhostofGoulet on Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:28 pm

JCrasmick: Robinson Cano has agreed on 8-yr, $214M deal with #Mariners pending physical, source says.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby columbia on Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:29 pm

Wow.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby Rylan on Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:30 pm

That's it? He didn't get paid nearly like I thought he would.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby TheGhostofGoulet on Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:32 pm

Fake account, my bad.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby Rylan on Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:33 pm

:scared:
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