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12-28-2012, 02:40 PM
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He's got interesting arm action coming out of the 2-3 slot. Similar to Loup. Very deceptive. Fun to watch. For whatever reason I didn't remember Key. I was only 5 years old afterall , so that probably had something to do with it. The only players I truly remember when I was little were Alomar, Carter and Guzman.
Honestly at 10 the only reason I liked him was probably because a family member liked him but who knows.

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haha they just brought up the great neutral site games that were randomly played in the '92-'93 season.

The Leafs would definitely give up a gate to go play the Senators in Hamilton today

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12-28-2012, 02:52 PM
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haha they just brought up the great neutral site games that were randomly played in the '92-'93 season.

The Leafs would definitely give up a gate to go play the Senators in Hamilton today
I remember we played an "away game" against Chicago somewhere like Hamilton.

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12-28-2012, 02:57 PM
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Is it just me or was the music they used for that World Series moment flashback thing the same music that got used in the dubbed Japanese Iron Chef shows?

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12-28-2012, 03:04 PM
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woo concussion!

But no one cares (also he had a torn rotator cuff and no cared about that either)

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12-28-2012, 03:12 PM
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Key's last start as a Jay but I have a feeling we may see him again in this series.

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That splitter is so nasty.

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12-28-2012, 03:29 PM
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So like...is anyone going to watch tomorrow? They may as well just skip to game six lol

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12-28-2012, 03:55 PM
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So like...is anyone going to watch tomorrow? They may as well just skip to game six lol
So the jays win it in 6... Wow thanks a lot you ruined the rest of the series for me... Lol jk jk. But seriously **** you

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12-28-2012, 04:08 PM
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we won?
i missed it again

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Not much going on so thought I'd post this for those who don't know his story.



New throwing technique pays dividends for Delabar

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Steve Delabar's remarkable journey to the Major Leagues is more reminiscent of a Hollywood script than a real-life story.

It was just over three years ago that Delabar's career was left for dead when he suffered a fractured right elbow while pitching for the Brockton Rox of the independant Can-Am League. The injury was so severe that Delabar required a metal plate and nine screws to help it heal.

The future looked bleak and Delabar abandoned all hope of one day reaching the big leagues, but all of that changed when Delabar began working out at an academy called Players' Dugout in Elizabethtown, Ky., and was introduced to a workout program that would end up changing his life forever.

"As far as my professional baseball career, it was basically over," Delabar recently said. "There wasn't much I could do at 26, 27 years old. 'Hey, guys, I've never been above high [Class] A. Do you want to give me a Major League job?' It doesn't work like that.

"I did the program because I was going to teach the program. With a broken elbow, I didn't know if I was going to play again. I just wanted to teach this program and help these kids at our academy, and sure enough, it helped me."

Shortly after suffering the devastating injury, Delabar returned home and spent some time as an assistant coach at a local high school.

There had been talk around town about the velocity program, and Delabar wanted to see it for himself. He began working out with his friend and former instructor Joe Newton with the goal of eventually passing along the knowledge of the program to his athletes.

The workout focused centreed on acceleration and deceleration of the arm. It used a variety of weighted balls to strengthen the arm and shoulder while subsequently increasing arm speed at the same time.

What happened next, though, was completely unexpected --
Follow the link at the top to read the whole story.

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12-28-2012, 06:35 PM
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Imagine if the Marlins signed Fielder instead of Reyes

Bonifacio
Cabrera
Bautista
Fielder
Encarnacion
Lawrie
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Lind
Arencibia

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12-28-2012, 07:47 PM
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Imagine if the Marlins signed Fielder instead of Reyes

Bonifacio
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Fielder
Encarnacion
Lawrie
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Lind
Arencibia
Where is Lind playing exactly? SS or 2B from what I can figure from that lineup. Izturis on the bench to let Lind play the field? I prefer Reyes really

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12-28-2012, 07:58 PM
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Where is Lind playing exactly? SS or 2B from what I can figure from that lineup. Izturis on the bench to let Lind play the field? I prefer Reyes really
Fielder at SS obv.

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Fielder at SS obv.
Nah, I'm sure they'd make Fielder the closer. All that mass has to translate into velocity, right? Isn't that how physics work?

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12-28-2012, 08:21 PM
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Nah, I'm sure they'd make Fielder the closer. All that mass has to translate into velocity, right? Isn't that how physics work?
I think you're right! No wonder Valverde had all those saves a couple years ago!

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12-28-2012, 09:02 PM
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cant see this happening:

The Blue Jays and Rangers have been Matt Garza's most ardent trade suitors and could again be interested in acquiring the right-hander if Garza shows he's in good health during Spring Training. I'd think that Texas might still be in the mix but Toronto's rotation seems set unless the Jays don't think Ricky Romero can return to form.
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/1...os-dbacks.html

poor mets

The Mets are scouring the market for relief help, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com (on Twitter). Incumbent closer Frank Francisco had minor elbow surgery earlier this month, but he is expected to be ready in time for Spring Training.
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/1...lpen-help.html

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cant see this happening:

The Blue Jays and Rangers have been Matt Garza's most ardent trade suitors and could again be interested in acquiring the right-hander if Garza shows he's in good health during Spring Training. I'd think that Texas might still be in the mix but Toronto's rotation seems set unless the Jays don't think Ricky Romero can return to form.
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/1...os-dbacks.html

poor mets

The Mets are scouring the market for relief help, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com (on Twitter). Incumbent closer Frank Francisco had minor elbow surgery earlier this month, but he is expected to be ready in time for Spring Training.
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/1...lpen-help.html
Frasor and Lyon will be Mets then. As for Garza there is no way the jays are in on him. At most that's a rumour to try and expand his value. Unless the jays are trading a reliever to the Cubs for him LOL. Romero and Happ as long men? That would be quite the depth

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cant see this happening:

The Blue Jays and Rangers have been Matt Garza's most ardent trade suitors and could again be interested in acquiring the right-hander if Garza shows he's in good health during Spring Training. I'd think that Texas might still be in the mix but Toronto's rotation seems set unless the Jays don't think Ricky Romero can return to form.
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/1...os-dbacks.html
Based on what AA has pulled this offseason.. I believe this.

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Based on what AA has pulled this offseason.. I believe this.
If that's the case someone is being traded. I don't see that happening.

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Not much going on so thought I'd post this for those who don't know his story.



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Follow the link at the top to read the whole story.
The cool side note is after the surgery and when he started his journey back, he got a tattoo of a baseball seam on the scar left behind from the operation.

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Nah, I'm sure they'd make Fielder the closer. All that mass has to translate into velocity, right? Isn't that how physics work?
Isn't that how it worked for Ruth??

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The league average strikeout rate in 2012 was 19.8% (of all plate appearances). Marco Scutaro had the lowest strikeout rate among qualified hitters this year (7.2%) while Jose Reyes was second (7.8%).
Read more at http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/#RVDBeqcJdAxh9rgX.99

alright

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The league average strikeout rate in 2012 was 19.8% (of all plate appearances). Marco Scutaro had the lowest strikeout rate among qualified hitters this year (7.2%) while Jose Reyes was second (7.8%).
Read more at http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/#RVDBeqcJdAxh9rgX.99

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Now we just need to get rid of Arencibia and we rid ourselves of the 2 strikeout machines that hampered us offensively last year in JPA and Kelly Johnson.

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