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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby Idoit40fans on Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:48 am

I agree that catcher is the most important position, but I would never build around a position as vulnerable to wear as that one.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby MWB on Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:34 am

Brian Cashman not happy with Arod, shockingly:

"You know what, when the Yankees want to announce something, [we will]," Cashman told ESPN New York. "Alex should just shut the f--- up. That's it. I'm going to call Alex now."
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby columbia on Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:36 am

"An F-bomb, from Cashman."
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:45 am

Arod is awesome. I love that he's just going to sit there and take their money through the rest of this contract. I hope that nothing can be proven with the PED case.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby MWB on Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:27 am

columbia wrote:"An F-bomb, from Cashman."


:lol:

I really just wish they'd cut him and pay him. Honestly, what do they have to gain by keeping him around? The minuscule chance that he can be productive? Not worth it. Cut him and show him that he's such an ass that you're willing to pay him to not be around.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby Rocco on Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:20 pm

Dylan Bundy is out for a year after TJ surgery.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:26 pm

Rocco wrote:Dylan Bundy is out for a year after TJ surgery.


LONG TOSS. LONG TOSS.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby Rocco on Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:29 pm

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:
Rocco wrote:Dylan Bundy is out for a year after TJ surgery.


LONG TOSS. LONG TOSS.


OMG THE PIRATES ARE AWFUL THEY WON'T LET BUNDY DO HIS THROWING SO THEY TOOK THE INFERIOR COLE INSTEAD!!11

It's still early but it's looking like the Pirates made the right call out of Cole/Bauer/Bundy.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:30 pm

MWB wrote:
columbia wrote:"An F-bomb, from Cashman."


:lol:

I really just wish they'd cut him and pay him. Honestly, what do they have to gain by keeping him around? The minuscule chance that he can be productive? Not worth it. Cut him and show him that he's such an ass that you're willing to pay him to not be around.


Are they recouping insurance money with him hurt? Thats the only reason I can imagine they'd be keeping him.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby MWB on Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:39 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:
MWB wrote:
columbia wrote:"An F-bomb, from Cashman."


:lol:

I really just wish they'd cut him and pay him. Honestly, what do they have to gain by keeping him around? The minuscule chance that he can be productive? Not worth it. Cut him and show him that he's such an ass that you're willing to pay him to not be around.


Are they recouping insurance money with him hurt? Thats the only reason I can imagine they'd be keeping him.


I think he has to be out for a full year before they can collect any insurance.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby canaan on Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:40 pm

Teixera out for the year as well.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby canaan on Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:16 pm

Marmol finally got DFA'd
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby TheGhostofGoulet on Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:27 pm

canaan wrote:Marmol finally got DFA'd

Go get 'em Neal, the Pirates love taking on former closers and making them good again.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby MWB on Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:20 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:Are they recouping insurance money with him hurt? Thats the only reason I can imagine they'd be keeping him.


Arod, or someone smart who gave the idea to him, thinks that's what they're planning to do:

According to the source, Rodriguez thinks the Yankees are deliberately slowing his return to their active roster in the hope they can have him declared medically unfit to play this season, enabling them to recoup 80 percent of his $28 million salary through insurance.


http://espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/story/_ ... ing-source

It's pretty funny how much Cashman clearly hates Arod.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby columbia on Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:38 pm

I bet Torre is :popping: every day over this.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby thehockeyguru on Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:55 pm

Looking at the Yanks lineup today. Man are they bad. Is that the norm now?
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby MWB on Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:00 pm

Bad players, but good enough record to be in the playoffs, as of right now. Granderson, Jeter, Tex, and ass-hat are all injured, so not the best looking group out there right now.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby thehockeyguru on Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:03 pm

MWB wrote:Bad players, but good enough record to be in the playoffs, as of right now. Granderson, Jeter, Tex, and ass-hat are all injured, so not the best looking group out there right now.


Tex is done for the year too isnt he? I cant see them sticking around much longer. Boston should win that division easily.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby MWB on Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:10 pm

Yeah, Tex is done. Granderson is really the only one I expect to come back and contribute. Yanks will fall off as the season goes on, but I expect Toronto, TB, and Baltimore to all put up a good fight. Toronto finally figured things out and they just got Reyes back.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby MWB on Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:44 pm

Joel Sherman cleared up some of the Arod insurance stuff:

For what it is worth, there is a theory that the Yankees do not want A-Rod on the field because they would receive 80 percent of his $28 million 2013 contract – about $22.4 million -- back if he were to not play this year.
That is incorrect. The way the Yankees policy works is they only get 80 percent if Rodriguez retires due to an injury and never plays again. For this season, the insurance is for roughly $7 million to $9 million, and they get a piece of that for any games missed this year due to his hip ailment.
Thus, it hardly makes sense for them to try to slow Rodriguez down from returning based on that amount money for a multi-billion-dollar corporation. In fact, you can argue the opposite, the Yanks would want to get him on the field as quickly as possible so that he can break down, never play again and they could recoup 80 percent of what remains on his deal, which at this moment is roughly $100 million for the next 4 1/2 seasons.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby MWB on Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:03 am

This story never ends. Now Arod is saying he doesn't know when he'll be ready:

"I'm not sure when I can come back," A-Rod is said to have told general manager Brian Cashman and team president Randy Levine on the three-way call. "It could be in July. It could be in August. It could be I won't be able to play at all this year."


My guess is that when Cashman talked to Arod he said, "Listen, a bag with $5 million will be delivered to your house if you don't come back this year. We'll add another $5 million if we never see you again."
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby columbia on Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:05 am

He's going to spend the summer in Central Park:

Spoiler:
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In all seriousness: they do need to figure out a way to get rid of him.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:34 pm

It's impressive how solid of a play-by-play commentator Vin Scully is at the age of 85.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby MWB on Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:59 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:It's impressive how solid of a play-by-play commentator Vin Scully is at the age of 85.


:thumb:

I remember watching the NBC game of the week 30 years ago with him and Joe Garagiola. Don't think he's missed a beat.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Sat Jun 29, 2013 11:58 pm

MWB wrote:
shafnutz05 wrote:It's impressive how solid of a play-by-play commentator Vin Scully is at the age of 85.


:thumb:

I remember watching the NBC game of the week 30 years ago with him and Joe Garagiola. Don't think he's missed a beat.


Agreed. I'm a softie for old-timers, but he is incredibly sharp and always has his statistics on hand.
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