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12-18-2012, 04:35 PM
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Dickey's last stint in the AL he had an era of 4.62, and his last stint as a starter in the AL he had an era above 5. Admittedly I don't know enough about Dickey's career progression to really say for certain that he will be a flop, but I'm not as confident as I would be if we re-acquired Halladay or another long-time established ace. Still though, even if he regresses to a 3.50era 1.20whip 150k pitcher he is still a solid number 2/3 pitcher and a major major upgrade on what we had last season.
He didn't switch to being a knuckleball pitcher until 2007, and obviously it took him time to perfect. I have confidence that he'll do just fine for the Jays. He had good numbers with an otherwise mediocre Mets team.

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12-18-2012, 09:22 PM
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This isn't poetry. You don't need a line break every sentence. Keep it in on paragraph so your posts aren't keeping me from scrolling down forever...you think you can help me out here bud?
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It's true. Sorry, nameless1, but I've been tempted many, many times to say this to you. Why do you break up every single line that you write?
It has something to do with symmetry. For some strange reason, I think it looks better. It is easier for me to read too, because I find it hard to read in chunks.

I didn't know it was that annoying. The Kassian Train's post looked very angry. He needs a hug.

That poetry line got me laughing, because a lot of people say that I talk in iambic pentameter and I space my work like a poem. However, I myself hate poetry, and nobody ever liked any poems I have written.

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He didn't switch to being a knuckleball pitcher until 2007, and obviously it took him time to perfect. I have confidence that he'll do just fine for the Jays. He had good numbers with an otherwise mediocre Mets team.
I am more worried about the stats against the AL East, who he will see alot next year. The Yankees are still the Yankees, and the Red Sox should be a lot better this year (I blame Valentine).

He did very well last year (3-0, 1.87), and he had been good against AL East since 2010 (something like 8-1 and a mid 2 ERA), so maybe he really perfected the knuckleball and there is nothing to worry about.

There is still 162 games to play. We will know by then.

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12-18-2012, 10:41 PM
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It has something to do with symmetry. For some strange reason, I think it looks better. It is easier for me to read too, because I find it hard to read in chunks.
I found it neat and easy to read. I liked it.

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12-19-2012, 12:05 AM
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I found it neat and easy to read. I liked it.
Thanks for the support guys.
I really prefer to write this way, but I will keep my posts shorter now.

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12-19-2012, 12:30 AM
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Dickey's last stint in the AL he had an era of 4.62, and his last stint as a starter in the AL he had an era above 5. Admittedly I don't know enough about Dickey's career progression to really say for certain that he will be a flop, but I'm not as confident as I would be if we re-acquired Halladay or another long-time established ace. Still though, even if he regresses to a 3.50era 1.20whip 150k pitcher he is still a solid number 2/3 pitcher and a major major upgrade on what we had last season.
Dickey didnt have an unhittable knuckleball back then. He is not the same pitcher at all. if you look at his last 3 seasons he appears to still be improving as he masters the pitch.

His numbers might take a dip playing in the AL but his numbers indoors are godlike so playing in the dome might cancel that out. Also, the AL has not seen much of him (improved version) so there is a chance he just completely baffles hitters until they get use to his knuckleball.

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12-19-2012, 12:45 AM
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It has something to do with symmetry. For some strange reason, I think it looks better. It is easier for me to read too, because I find it hard to read in chunks.

I didn't know it was that annoying. The Kassian Train's post looked very angry. He needs a hug.

That poetry line got me laughing, because a lot of people say that I talk in iambic pentameter and I space my work like a poem. However, I myself hate poetry, and nobody ever liked any poems I have written.
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I found it neat and easy to read. I liked it.
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Thanks for the support guys.
I really prefer to write this way, but I will keep my posts shorter now.
Heh. It's better than writing in block paragraphs, but it still looks weird to me. I don't care to the point that you should stop posting like that though; I've always just wondered why you do it since it really does look like you're trying to turn your posts into poems or something.

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12-19-2012, 03:32 AM
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Heh. It's better than writing in block paragraphs, but it still looks weird to me. I don't care to the point that you should stop posting like that though; I've always just wondered why you do it since it really does look like you're trying to turn your posts into poems or something.
Unfortunately, none of my posts rhyme.
Someone here pointed it out to me before.
Must try harder here.

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Thanks for the support guys.
I really prefer to write this way, but I will keep my posts shorter now.
I only find it difficult to read in longer posts anyhow. But generally it's really nice and easy on the eyes.

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Heh. It's better than writing in block paragraphs, but it still looks weird to me. I don't care to the point that you should stop posting like that though; I've always just wondered why you do it since it really does look like you're trying to turn your posts into poems or something.
It's just the way he does it.
I find it pretty nice.
I can not duplicate it.
I suck at this.



Seriously though, that style of posting is really unique and I find it like a breath of fresh air. It might be the style of posting, but I can find nameless really relatable. Either way, might I say nameless1 is one of the posters I really respect and will listen to his/her opinion on here.

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Unfortunately, none of my posts rhyme.
Someone here pointed it out to me before.
Must try harder here.
Poems don't have to rhyme!

Anyway, on topic, good move for the Jays; I definitely have some high hopes for them next season! Hopefully they won't disappoint.

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12-19-2012, 05:49 PM
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Anthopoulous has made the right move, he saw that this year was the year to push for a championship since the Yanks and the Red Sox are fairly average this season, it's astonishing to think that the Orioles could be our stiffest competition in the AL East.

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Anthopoulous has made the right move, he saw that this year was the year to push for a championship since the Yanks and the Red Sox are fairly average this season, it's astonishing to think that the Orioles could be our stiffest competition in the AL East.
It's also great timing for the Blue Jays. Whether it's by accident or not, with the lockout going they've been able to grab and keep the headlines when they're usually irrelevant. This investment is going to pay back big time imo.

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It's also great timing for the Blue Jays. Whether it's by accident or not, with the lockout going they've been able to grab and keep the headlines when they're usually irrelevant. This investment is going to pay back big time imo.
This is a very underrated point.
Beeston and AA know that the lockout has produced more media coverage for baseball in this hockey market.
Shrewd business move...guarantee attendance at Rogers will spike considerably this season.

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Trading d'Arnaud really sucks, but if Dickey pushes them into a playoff spot then it'll be worth it.

Still not convinced the Jays are World Series material. If everyone bounces back, and plays to full potential, then possibly. Don't like/buy how there are such high odds on the team though; every year the team that makes the biggest, boldest moves is dubbed to be favourites, in every sport. Rarely does it pan out. I think expectations should be low for the Jays, because otherwise it'll just result in a lot of disappointment and anger from everyone in Toronto desperate for a winning team.

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Trading d'Arnaud really sucks, but if Dickey pushes them into a playoff spot then it'll be worth it.

Still not convinced the Jays are World Series material. If everyone bounces back, and plays to full potential, then possibly. Don't like/buy how there are such high odds on the team though; every year the team that makes the biggest, boldest moves is dubbed to be favourites, in every sport. Rarely does it pan out. I think expectations should be low for the Jays, because otherwise it'll just result in a lot of disappointment and anger from everyone in Toronto desperate for a winning team.
Big moves have panned out before for the Blue Jays, 92-93 was fueled by good trades, just not recently. Just look at the competition in the AL; Rangers lost Young and Hamilton which will affect their offense, Detroit went to the World Series but weren't that dominate all season and had a power outage against the Giants, Yankees lose a declining A-Rod for a majority of next season due to injury, Boston were worse than the Jays last year and haven't made a splash other than changing their manager, Baltimore is just becoming competitive again and can be caught. The Blue Jays should be the favorite to rep the AL in the world series.

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