2011 MLB Discussion Thread
Posted 01 January 2011 - 07:57 PM
Posted 02 January 2011 - 07:42 AM
Posted 02 January 2011 - 02:29 PM
Better them than the Phillies though. Sadly a lock for the NL East unless some miracle happens.
As for actual news, read in the paper last night that it appears Derrek Lee is heading to the Orioles.
Posted 02 January 2011 - 05:43 PM
Posted 02 January 2011 - 05:50 PM
Posted 02 January 2011 - 08:13 PM
Posted 02 January 2011 - 10:37 PM
The rangers will win the AL west again because Seattle and LA have done all. That's coming from an Angels fan.
Posted 03 January 2011 - 07:32 PM
Looks like the Rangers are going to nab Beltre. I guess that means that Young is either going to move to first or DH. I hate that they have to move Young again, but Beltre should help solidify that defense and he plays in a park he can hit out of. I know he sucked in Seattle, but if he can play good defense and produce timely offense it is a good gamble. That said, they still are going to pay him way too much money. This offseason has been way out of line with they way it should be as far as contracts go.
Posted 04 January 2011 - 05:53 PM
My bold prediction: The Giants miss the playoffs. Torres and Kung Fu Fatass regress, Posey improves to become a bona fide superstar, but they don't hit enough over the course of a season to get it done.
Posted 04 January 2011 - 06:26 PM
Now only if Ryan Howard fully recovers from his off season surgery.
Posted 05 January 2011 - 07:38 PM
Posted 05 January 2011 - 07:52 PM
Alomar and Blyleven get the call.
And McGwire, Palmeiro, and Bagwell didn't. I think we know how 'roiders are going to be voted on now. Personally, if they have the right numbers for the Hall, they should eventually be voted in maybe 5 or 10 years down the line.
Posted 05 January 2011 - 08:49 PM
I don't mind if steroid users get into the Hall, but those that probably wouldn't have got there without usage should definitely be looked upon differently.
Barry Bonds and Alex Rodriguez, for example, would have been Hall of Fame players, no matter what. Both have worlds of talent, and in the case of Bonds, he was a Hall of Famer before he allegedly took steroids. He already had multiple MVP awards and great numbers. I do hope that such guys don't go first ballot, though. Being a first ballot HoF is the highest honor in baseball, and they should not receive it.
McGwire, on the other hand, was probably not going to be a Hall of Famer caliber player. Maybe, he would have been a fringe guy, like a Dave Kingman. And that's only if he would have gotten healthy, which he might not have done without steroids. The voters have definitely taken that into consideration, seeing as his vote totals actually continue to decrease. If this was all about steroids, you would probably see his numbers slowly increase. I really don't think he will ever again, and that's the right thing, at least not via the writers. He might get some sympathy down the road.
Posted 06 January 2011 - 01:01 AM
Also while I don't buy his story 100 percent, everyone ignores that Tejada was found out to be a dirty player. He may have thrown his teammate under the bus, but when all is said and done the person he threw under the bus pleaded guilty for using performance enhancing drugs. It might just have been blind luck, but it isn't like he pinned his bad test on someone who has turned out to be clean.
Posted 08 January 2011 - 07:20 AM
Posted 10 January 2011 - 11:18 PM
I want to see that sweet swing of Buster Posey, a most likely beardless Brian Wilson, and Lincecum's wild delivery. I also want to see Renteria get hurt in the first month with the Reds, Uribe fail as a Dodger, on a side note Giants and Dodgers are starting the season this year on Thursday March 31st on ESPN.
I have a question, does anyone else visit MLBtraderumors.com everyday just to get baseball news and read baseball discussions?
Posted 10 January 2011 - 11:42 PM
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Posted 14 January 2011 - 12:59 PM
If you can get the saves leader from last year, you get him.