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12-30-2012, 07:11 PM
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He could easily be making quite a bit this offseason since I believe he's on arbitration.

Yup arbitration eligible for the first time after 2013 season.

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12-30-2012, 08:56 PM
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I'd do naughty things to every person in Miami to get Giancarlo Stanton on my team.


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12-31-2012, 12:46 PM
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I'd trade for Stanton but only if he promised to go back to Mike lol.

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12-31-2012, 06:06 PM
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Ethier may be on the move:

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Hearing Mariners have progressed in trade talks for a hitter. Indications it's Ethier. Multiple players involved.

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01-01-2013, 08:35 AM
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mlb network is running 2012 stuff all day today.

right now, they're doing "top 10 regular season games of 2012". why game 3 of the alds is #4 is beyond me but it's still baseball instead of none.

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01-01-2013, 09:54 AM
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that infield fly rule call looks worse every time i see it.

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01-01-2013, 05:39 PM
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Indians sign Brett Myers to use as a starter.

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01-01-2013, 06:04 PM
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another groundball pitcher who gives up a lot of baserunners. who knew?

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01-01-2013, 06:28 PM
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umpires are such ****ing babies. jesus christ, all we need is a couple of couches, some coffee mugs and whoopi goldberg and we got "the view".

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01-01-2013, 07:43 PM
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Royals signed Endy Chavez and Miguel Tejada yesterday.

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01-03-2013, 11:45 AM
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Royals signed Endy Chavez and Miguel Tejada yesterday.
Thought he retired. Was a heck of a player in his prime.

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01-03-2013, 01:28 PM
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Ethier may be on the move:
I think it's been well advertized that I think Ethier is not very good.

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01-03-2013, 02:21 PM
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Jason Frasor signs with Texas. 1yr deal.

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01-03-2013, 06:32 PM
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Arizona very much open again to talking about trading Justin Upton w/other teams, and not surprisingly, their specific demands have changed.
Kevin Towers continuing his mission of putting together one of the worst off-seasons ever.

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01-03-2013, 09:37 PM
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I think it's been well advertized that I think Ethier is not very good.
He's very good when used properly, and that's against right handed pitching. I know I pointed out how good he is against righties last time we talked about this, but I'll do it again here:

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The appeal to keeping Ethier is obvious. He might only do one thing well, but he’s really, really good at it: crushing righty pitching. Copying myself from a few weeks, ago, “even last year, when he struggled for months at a time, he had the 7th highest wOBA against righties of any other player, better than Josh Hamilton or Giancarlo Stanton or Joe Mauer or Chase Headley. Over the last three years, he’s 9th; over the last five, he’s 7th.” That’s not just good, it’s elite, and considering that there’s more righty pitching than lefty pitching in baseball, there’s considerable value to that. As I’ve begged for over the last four years or so, if you just accept he’ll never hit lefties and find him a decent platoon partner, his overall line will make him look like a star and we’ll all be happy to sit back and watch him rake. That’s the kind of player that’s very difficult to give up.
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01-04-2013, 12:12 AM
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Ethier is basically a quicker version of Garrett Jones, who costs about 6 times as much.

Seattle would be making a huge mistake in trading for a guy who's going to be making roughly $17 million a year and needs to be used situationally. He can't hit lefties any better than a replacement player could.

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The Yankees claimed Russ Canzler today. What the hell is a Russ Canzler?

It sounds almost like Kinsler....that was about the extent of my excitement.

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01-04-2013, 02:33 PM
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Anybody catch Bill James on Clubhouse Confidential? Hilarious.

Kenny: "Fred McGriff, HOF or no?"
James: "Sure, why not?"

(awkward silence)

Kenny: "Craig Biggio, you have him in your top 5 all-time 2B, right?"
James: "I probably do. I like players that do a lot of things."

(more awkward silence)

I don't know if he was just messing with Kenny or if he doesn't understand how to expand upon answers without being prompted.


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01-04-2013, 02:50 PM
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Torri Hunter saying some things he shouldn't say, again.

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01-04-2013, 03:13 PM
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Anybody catch Bill James on Clubhouse Confidential? Hilarious.

Kenny: "Fred McGriff, HOF or no?"
James: "Sure, why not?"

(awkward silence)

Kenny: "Craig Biggio, you have him in your top 5 all-time 2B, right?"
James: "I probably do. I like players that do a lot of things."

(more awkward silence)

I don't know if he was just messing with Kenny or if he doesn't understand how to expand upon answers without being prompted.
He is a misanthropic ******* in almost any interview I've ever seen. Just terrible on TV really. It's why I love him so much.

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39 days, folks.

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01-04-2013, 05:40 PM
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He's very good when used properly, and that's against right handed pitching. I know I pointed out how good he is against righties last time we talked about this, but I'll do it again here:



http://www.mikesciosciastragicillnes...de-value/15148
Well, yes, that's very true. But, even when used properly, platoon players don't carry as much value against their every day counterparts. I'm speaking in that sense.

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01-04-2013, 06:57 PM
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The only Giants news since what feels like the world series win was the whole Sergio Romo thing in Vegas. That's not good to get bad news like that, even though it sounded pretty harmless for the most part. Still, having a lapse of judgement in that situation is disconcerting.

Can't wait till the new season. It feels like once Pitchers and Catchers report, things really start getting exciting in terms of anticipation, and I already know I'm going to at least 3, on paper, good games at AT&T this year.

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The Yankees claimed Russ Canzler today. What the hell is a Russ Canzler?

It sounds almost like Kinsler....that was about the extent of my excitement.
He has decent power. Maybe he can have a good impact like Jayson Nix.

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