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#151 NinjaPenguin777

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:29 PM

He's always had the power. Strike outs are his big issue. Unfortunately the Rays just caught him at the wrong time

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#152 Methoes

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:04 PM

I want to add that Michael Morse is also on his Wheaties!!! Go M's!!!

#153 NinjaPenguin777

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:35 PM

And the 2 out runs continue to flow in for the Orioles. Must be their thing this year. 20 runs scored this series. 14 have come with 2 outs.

Shocking Breaking News. :roll:
Brian Roberts is injured again.


What a bullshit call at the end of the Rays game, but hey we don't need instant replay. They called Longoria out for passing Zobrist and he never passed him. The best part is none of the umpires were even looking at the baserunners. I LOVE umpires. Bunch of egotistical idiots ruining the game.

On a positive note, Roberto Hernandez looked very good today. Other than Adam Jones and Chris Davis he had the O's number for most of his start. Unfortunately the Rays just ran into Chris Davis at the wrong time

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#154 Steggy

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 04:13 AM

I am torn whether or not to drop Axford and pick up a free agent closer. He makes watching Brewers games terribly difficult. The once known Ax Man, is now the I cause fans to pull the plug on their TV to limit watching my bad self... Man.

#155 DNukem170

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 07:28 AM

Drop him last week. Who is available?

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:19 PM

From one of Roch Kubatko's posts yesterday:

Hernandez issued an intentional walk to Wieters. A fan at The Trop yelled, "You're walking the wrong guy!"


EDIT: Another reason to love Buck. Chris Tillman is supposed to be activated off the DL tomorrow. One of the possibilities in creating a roster spot is to DL Brian Roberts, but that would leave a short bench. Buck's response:

"What do you call a short bench? I've had five guys on the bench and thought I had a short bench. It depends who's on the bench, right?

"I'm sure there are some players who felt like we had a short manager."


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#157 tcrash247

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 03:29 PM

Phillies won and avoided the sweep, yay.

#158 n8rockerasu

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 04:55 PM

Yankees avoid the sweep as well thanks to home runs by Brett Gardner, Francisco Cervelli, and the pitching of two 40 year olds. Now if that doesn't sound like a recipe for a 100 win season, I don't know what does! \\:D/

#159 NinjaPenguin777

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 06:15 PM

Yankees avoid the sweep as well thanks to home runs by Brett Gardner, Francisco Cervelli, and the pitching of two 40 year olds. Now if that doesn't sound like a recipe for a 100 win season, I don't know what does! \\:D/


Your team looks real bad n8....real bad...And Jeter is out until May now. It just keeps getting better and better worse and worse for you guys



About Axford. If you can pick up anyone it would be better than Axford. Depends who's available though

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#160 pitfallharry219

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 06:17 PM

If you can pick up Fujikawa, I'd grab him. Marmol's time is short.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 07:00 PM

If you can pick up Fujikawa, I'd grab him. Marmol's time is short.



Already have fujikawa. Others are Rivera and jim Henderson.

Looking to drop axford for alburqurqe or ryan cook.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 07:03 PM

Mets are on pace for a billion runs this year.

My fantasy staff is nasty - Verlander, Cueto, CC, Bumgartner and Lincecum (assuming he bounces back - his 2.0 WHIP in his first start was not promising).

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#163 DNukem170

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 07:05 PM

Nice pre-game ceremony at OPACY. Good video tribute to Earl (especially considering the lack of interesting footage) and nice touch with the first pitch.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 08:32 PM

You're team looks real bad n8....real bad...And Jeter is out until May now. It just keeps getting better and better worse and worse for you guys


Yup. I seriously have zero expectations for this season. With the team's new sense of fiscal responsibility, I feel like they're just waiting on bad contracts to expire (A-Rod and Teixeira). People can say Jeter is overpaid, but at least he produces and doesn't slump for months at a time. Not to mention people come to the ballpark to see him. I don't think the same could be said for A-Rod and Tex.

I don't know what it is, but I've been so down on Teixeira since he came here. His average plummeted like a rock and it takes him FOREVER to get going. The "can't hit in April" thing is such BS. You're a professional. Show up ready to do your damn job. Overall, I feel like Jason Giambi was a better contract...which is really saying something.

In a way, I'm surprised the team doesn't look to just move Cano and get prospects for him. But I guess they figure they've gotta have one truly marquee player. They have to know that they're wasting his prime years though. In the long run, I think not overpaying for players will be better for the team...assuming that they have the scouting talent to figure out what players give will give you the most bang for your buck. But this transitional period is going to be a bitch! It's almost literally going to feel like A-Rod sucking the life out of the team until his contract is up.

If it wasn't for Rivera and Pettitte (likely) being in their last seasons, I probably wouldn't watch a game all year. Depending on how Jeter's year goes, I almost wonder if he'll decide to hang it up as well. It would almost be fitting to see them all call it quits in the same season. If the team isn't going to bother to contend, I don't think any of them should bother with it. They've got 5 rings. They don't need this crap.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 08:49 PM

Bases loaded, no outs, and the next four batters don't even get a ball out of the infield. *facepalm*

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 08:55 PM

Josh Hamilton going 0-4 and the Rangers winning in come from behind fashion was great.

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#167 NinjaPenguin777

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 09:12 PM

Josh Hamilton going 0-4 and the Rangers winning in come from behind fashion was great.


He has 8 strike outs in 16 ab's. Have fun with that 5 year contract LA


Yup. I seriously have zero expectations for this season. With the team's new sense of fiscal responsibility, I feel like they're just waiting on bad contracts to expire (A-Rod and Teixeira). People can say Jeter is overpaid, but at least he produces and doesn't slump for months at a time. Not to mention people come to the ballpark to see him. I don't think the same could be said for A-Rod and Tex.

I don't know what it is, but I've been so down on Teixeira since he came here. His average plummeted like a rock and it takes him FOREVER to get going. The "can't hit in April" thing is such BS. You're a professional. Show up ready to do your damn job. Overall, I feel like Jason Giambi was a better contract...which is really saying something.

In a way, I'm surprised the team doesn't look to just move Cano and get prospects for him. But I guess they figure they've gotta have one truly marquee player. They have to know that they're wasting his prime years though. In the long run, I think not overpaying for players will be better for the team...assuming that they have the scouting talent to figure out what players give will give you the most bang for your buck. But this transitional period is going to be a bitch! It's almost literally going to feel like A-Rod sucking the life out of the team until his contract is up.

If it wasn't for Rivera and Pettitte (likely) being in their last seasons, I probably wouldn't watch a game all year. Depending on how Jeter's year goes, I almost wonder if he'll decide to hang it up as well. It would almost be fitting to see them all call it quits in the same season. If the team isn't going to bother to contend, I don't think any of them should bother with it. They've got 5 rings. They don't need this crap.


Ugh I hate when I make a grammar error and I don't catch it in time. Then someone quotes me. Obviously meant "Your team"*

The Yankees could be in real trouble in the next few years. We'll see how Boston transitions out of it, but it could be worse than the Boston collapse. Your best pitcher is an overweight, overworked soon to be 33 year old. The rest of the pitching staff is either 40 years old or just not very good. The infield is old or broken everywhere but second base. Although I still think they sign Cano. Otherwise the Dodgers will just throw money at him and sign him. The outfield is made up of another 40 year old, a speedy white guy, and another guy on the wrong side of 30 who is already broken. I'm pretty sure everyone on the bench is over 35 and making absurd amounts of money.

Unless the Yankees go all Dodgers on free agents in the next few years it could be a real bumpy ride. Cashman hasn't exactly shown his prowess as a GM when he can't just throw money at the problems his team has. It may be in their best interest this year to trade away some of their assets if they fall out of the race early, but I see Yankee pride getting in the way and they will hold onto hope. Of course this is all perfectly fine with me. I've been waiting for this kind of year from the Yankees for years, but they just keep winning.

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#168 DNukem170

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:30 PM

Chris Davis to all pitchers: "You are all officially my bitches."

#169 pitfallharry219

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:36 PM

Chris Davis to his "trainer": "These steroids are working great!"

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:44 PM

He has 8 strike outs in 16 ab's. Have fun with that 5 year contract LA




Ugh I hate when I make a grammar error and I don't catch it in time. Then someone quotes me. Obviously meant "Your team"*

The Yankees could be in real trouble in the next few years. We'll see how Boston transitions out of it, but it could be worse than the Boston collapse. Your best pitcher is an overweight, overworked soon to be 33 year old. The rest of the pitching staff is either 40 years old or just not very good. The infield is old or broken everywhere but second base. Although I still think they sign Cano. Otherwise the Dodgers will just throw money at him and sign him. The outfield is made up of another 40 year old, a speedy white guy, and another guy on the wrong side of 30 who is already broken. I'm pretty sure everyone on the bench is over 35 and making absurd amounts of money.

Unless the Yankees go all Dodgers on free agents in the next few years it could be a real bumpy ride. Cashman hasn't exactly shown his prowess as a GM when he can't just throw money at the problems his team has. It may be in their best interest this year to trade away some of their assets if they fall out of the race early, but I see Yankee pride getting in the way and they will hold onto hope. Of course this is all perfectly fine with me. I've been waiting for this kind of year from the Yankees for years, but they just keep winning.


We'll be fine. The Yankees demise is overblown. There are some good prospects waiting in the wings and will be in majors in the next couple of seasons. It is true that this is going to be a rough year but most Yankees fans were already aware of this. Furthermore, 4 games do not make a season. Things will be back to normal next year. The Yanks simply reload... they do not rebuild.

#171 CaseyRyback

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:51 PM

He has 8 strike outs in 16 ab's. Have fun with that 5 year contract LA


He is all super sensitive too. He literally said that he had never heard the ballpark louder and shit all over people with a condescending comment. What a fucking baby.

As long you throw him the ball low and away, he will chase that shit all night and day. He can't lay off it.

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#172 DNukem170

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:53 PM

Chris Davis to his "trainer": "These steroids are working great!"


Davis has been huge his whole career.

It's just now he is actually making contact on a regular basis.

#173 Mana Knight

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:56 PM

Chris Davis GRAND SLAM!!
http://www.mlb.com/v...0130405_6929244

I was jumping w/ excitement.XD
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:58 PM

Chris Davis to his "trainer": "These steroids are working great!"


How many times have I told you... Wheaties is what making Davis tearing up the ball.

Same goes for Michael Morse. Go M's!!!

#175 NinjaPenguin777

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 01:14 AM

We've seen this before from hitters. As much as it is pissing me off, it is still impressive what Davis is doing. Whether or not he can keep pace with the top hitters all season will be the key.

Meanwhile Brian Roberts and Jeff Niemann are both injured and on the DL. No one even noticed that they left the DL

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 01:26 PM

At this point, I think Brian Roberts just needs to hang it up and hit the showers.
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#177 NinjaPenguin777

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 02:46 AM

Rays pitching is back on track. 19 straight scoreless innings. Liking what I'm seeing out of them. So many less strike outs which is always good for them. All the new guys look really good. Loney, Johnson, Escobar.

Bj finally got a hit for the Braves. Justin with the walk off. He likes ATL. Carlos Marmol is just awful.

Saw something I thought was hilarious. The Astros have 60 strike outs and 5 walks as a team this year. They had 3 walks the first game of the season. They are a real bad team. Their opponents have 18 walks and 30 strike outs against them.

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#178 kdiddy1989

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 06:16 AM

Poor Cubbies, the ending of that Braves Cubs game was awesome though.

#179 Methoes

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 06:27 PM

Michael Morse #5 HR - Tie w/ B.J. Go M's!!!

#180 pitfallharry219

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 06:43 PM

^ Justin Upton has 5. B.J. has gotten off to a decidedly slower start.

Jeff Samardzija has 10 strikeouts through four innings against the Braves.