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01-22-2013, 12:00 PM
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Jays sign sign INF Mark DeRosa to 1-year, $750K deal with $750K club option for 2014.

https://twitter.com/MLB/status/293764473800511489

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01-22-2013, 12:04 PM
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https://twitter.com/MLB/status/293764473800511489
I like it.

Known as one of the best clubhouse guys in the league, wily vet, position versatility etc.

Couldn't have done much better for 25th man.

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01-22-2013, 12:29 PM
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They also designate Sam Dyson.

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Solid signing

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good i like it, now R.A can have someone closer to his age he can relate a little more to than the young guys... thats important

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good i like it, now R.A can have someone closer to his age he can relate a little more to than the young guys... thats important
Are we just completely forgetting about old man Oliver?

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good i like it, now R.A can have someone closer to his age he can relate a little more to than the young guys... thats important
Wtf.

Do you mean like two old grandfathers in an oldage home?

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01-22-2013, 12:45 PM
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oh ya haha

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No hatred. It's just the way the game should be played and the character and value system of today's players. You can accept it, I won't.

This is the way the game should be played:
. When he got to the final day of the season, a doubleheader at Shibe Park in Philadelphia, Williams was hitting .3996, which rounded off to .400. Red Sox manager Joe Cronin gave Williams the option to play that day. Williams said if he couldn't hit .400 from the beginning to the end of a season, he didn't deserve it.

"I asked him about that final day,'' Gwynn said, "and he said, 'Hell yeah was I going to play.'''

Williams went 4-for-5 in the first game, the Red Sox overcame an 11-3 deficit to beat the A's, 12-11, and Williams raised his average to .404. He insisted on playing the second game, and he went 2-for-3 to finish the season at .406. In the doubleheader, with all the pressure of .400, he went 6-for-8. He was the first player to hit .400 since Bill Terry in 1930, and the first American Leaguer since Harry Heilmann in 1923.
... and the last.

Reyes was heading for free agency and while the game he mostly skipped was not crucial, it is a story of selfishness and a lack of class. Teddy ballgame's attitude is about 5000% higher than Reyes's.

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Wtf.

Do you mean like two old grandfathers in an oldage home?
no I mean it could be important for team bonding....... i'm sure R.A and his wife would rather go out to dinner with someone closer to his age instead of Brett Lawrie and his half naked girlfriend lmao!

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01-22-2013, 12:50 PM
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I like it.

Known as one of the best clubhouse guys in the league, wily vet, position versatility etc.

Couldn't have done much better for 25th man.
First sentence is true. Second, not so sure. Guy hasn't hit worth a darn the past few years.

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01-22-2013, 12:51 PM
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Wtf.

Do you mean like two old grandfathers in an oldage home?
Not all grandfathers are in old age homes. I live at Yonge and Eg despite my advanced years.

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First sentence is true. Second, not so sure. Guy hasn't hit worth a darn the past few years.
Won't matter.

He'll be lucky to get 50AB's. We'll have to come down with multiple injuries for him to see any action. He'll be useful in sacrifice situations, and as a defensive replacement if we're out of a ball game etc.

Bonifacio, Davis, Thole/Blanco will all come off the bench before him.

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01-22-2013, 01:14 PM
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Johnny Mac 2.0.

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01-22-2013, 01:43 PM
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I still want to see Johnny Mac come back as infielders coach at some point, start as a system coach when the time comes and see how he likes it.

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01-22-2013, 02:34 PM
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God damn, I wish I could hit at a .188 clip and sign a $750,000 contract for one year .

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God damn, I wish I could hit at a .188 clip and sign a $750,000 contract for one year .


that was nice

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God damn, I wish I could hit at a .188 clip and sign a $750,000 contract for one year .
You'd probably hit at .000 clip in the MLB.

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01-22-2013, 03:18 PM
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You'd probably hit at .000 clip in the MLB.
Yea, that's true. That's what I said, I wish I could hit .188. Wasn't making fun of DeRosa.

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01-22-2013, 03:51 PM
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Yea, that's true. That's what I said, I wish I could hit .188. Wasn't making fun of DeRosa.
I'd find a way to have a negative average.

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01-22-2013, 04:16 PM
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derosa was a decent hitter way back when
might he spot lind as rh dh occassionally?

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01-22-2013, 04:23 PM
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derosa was a decent hitter way back when
might he spot lind as rh dh occassionally?
Don't think theres a chance in that. Davis, Bonifacio even Thole/Blanco would be better options.

Even if we've got a ton of injuries, Gose, Sierra and Cooper are all better options as callups.

DeRosa isn't as good defensively or with the bat than Vizquel. AA's betting hes a hell of alot better in the clubhouse tho.

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01-22-2013, 05:52 PM
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Jays sign sign INF Mark DeRosa to 1-year, $750K deal with $750K club option for 2014.

https://twitter.com/MLB/status/293764473800511489
Meh, I don't like it. I feel like Jays have tried to this type of move too many times where they get some scrub player for his veteran presence and it just doesn't work (see: Kevin Millar and Vizquel).

It would have been nice to get a bit of a better infielder who could hit some lefties and play SS/3B well. DeRosa doesn't really play SS.

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They also designate Sam Dyson.
"Best stuff in the organization"

A totally laughable comment from back when Farrell said it and it looks even worse now. He was a completely pointless and baffling call-up and this DFA proves that. I don't think he will get claimed (if he does, it will only be because he has options left) because he has like no upside. He is not a backend reliever, not a starter, struggles to stay healthy... so yeah. He never should been added to the 40 man roster though.

It surprises me that DeRosa didn't get a minor league deal though because at least that way, Jays could add him on the 40 man during spring or when spring ends and not have to DFA Dyson because at least 3 spots will be opened with Hutch/Drabek/Perez hitting 60 day DL (and likely McGowan too).

I'd have DFA'd McGowan if it were me. Total waste of a spot IMO.

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01-22-2013, 06:44 PM
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Don't think theres a chance in that. Davis, Bonifacio even Thole/Blanco would be better options.

Even if we've got a ton of injuries, Gose, Sierra and Cooper are all better options as callups.

DeRosa isn't as good defensively or with the bat than Vizquel. AA's betting hes a hell of alot better in the clubhouse tho.
the omar visquel replacement

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not that he's an accredited media source, but Arencibia says on his twitter feed that the 1st-to-3rd pickoff move will now be called a balk.


Good. It was horsecrap that was allowed when basically any other similar fakeout move wasn't.

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