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#1 integralsmatic   Everyday should be Harvey Day CAGiversary!   5277 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:04 PM

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yeah I know its the nationals. I just plucked the first picture I saw.
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#2 vrs1650   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1039 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:26 PM

We'll see how the Nationals hold up if they lose Gio for 9 to 10 starts.
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#3 Methoes   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   616 Posts   Joined 2.2 Years Ago  

Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:29 PM

The AL West welcomes Houston Astros. Now, they'll be the punching bag for that division.

Go Seattle Mariners!!!

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:52 PM

Hoping that the Orioles can make it to the World Series this year and WIN!
They did good last season!
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#5 FloodyFloats   Cagtastic CAGiversary!   401 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 08:59 PM

Its the dodgers to lose!!! :bouncy:

best of luck to the astros :hot:


#6 GhostShark   The Drunken Whaler CAGiversary!   3143 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:43 PM

We'll see how the Nationals hold up if they lose Gio for 9 to 10 starts.


If they lose him at all. As far as I know, this essentially means nothing unless they force said players to take a drug test.

That being said, I believe the Nationals are the best team going into the season, but who knows if that will last.
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#7 CaseyRyback   Your New Nightmare! Super Moderators   24061 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:07 PM

If they lose him at all. As far as I know, this essentially means nothing unless they force said players to take a drug test.

That being said, I believe the Nationals are the best team going into the season, but who knows if that will last.


Pretty sure if they know you possessed them they can suspend them. Rick Ankiel got popped that way at least that what mlb network said.

#8 tonyv4   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2296 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:50 PM

Let's go Oakland! hoping for another great year! Let's go A's!

#9 GhostShark   The Drunken Whaler CAGiversary!   3143 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:05 PM

Pretty sure if they know you possessed them they can suspend them. Rick Ankiel got popped that way at least that what mlb network said.


Upon reading the policy on wikipedia (take that for what it is), reasonable cause is needed for a drug test, but tests can only be done during the season. So, going by that, I think it is safe to say that these players will probably be tested at some point.
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#10 Icegaryen   Stuart and the Ave CAGiversary!   575 Posts   Joined 4.2 Years Ago  

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:49 AM

I don't understand the sudden Braves bandwagon. Sure, they acquired Upton but also gave up Prado in the process. Both players have identical 3.9 WAR average from last three years of play. Plus, in the last two years, 3B became the scarcest position in baseball (besides C of course) . I can't help but to think that going after Bourn and retaining Prado would have been much better.

Fully expecting 3 teams from the AL West making the play offs. Oakland winning the division and Texas + Anaheim for the wild cards. Seattle and Houston are jokes.

#11 GhostShark   The Drunken Whaler CAGiversary!   3143 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:57 AM

While I don't necessarily disagree with three teams making the playoffs in the AL from West, I find it hard to fathom the A's winning the division. Yes, I know they came out of nowhere last year, but the WAR just doesn't add up. However, it didn't last year, but the division is going to be different this year with the Houston LOLstros.
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#12 NinjaPenguin777   LEO CAGiversary!   5824 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:27 AM

If they find evidence that they bought PED they can suspend them as well. Happened with a few guys already.

A's and O's will not repeat the performance they put on last year. Way too flukey and lucky. The A's have a better chance than the O's do.

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#13 AvengedBacklog   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8401 Posts   Joined 3.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:23 AM

AL East should be really interesting this year if the O's can play solid again. O's, Sox, Rays, and Yanks battling it out should make for great baseball!

#14 pacifickarma   Master of Orion CAGiversary!   2112 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:50 AM

I love my A's, but I wish they were a bit more solid up the middle.

#15 integralsmatic   Everyday should be Harvey Day CAGiversary!   5277 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:06 AM

I don't understand the sudden Braves bandwagon. Sure, they acquired Upton but also gave up Prado in the process. Both players have identical 3.9 WAR average from last three years of play. Plus, in the last two years, 3B became the scarcest position in baseball (besides C of course) . I can't help but to think that going after Bourn and retaining Prado would have been much better.

Fully expecting 3 teams from the AL West making the play offs. Oakland winning the division and Texas + Anaheim for the wild cards. Seattle and Houston are jokes.


They will platoon Johnson and Francisco and if Johnson continues to improve and rake....I dont think 3b will a problem. They are pretty strong every where else. Plus their rotation will carry them far in to the season.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:02 AM

AL East should be really interesting this year if the O's can play solid again. O's, Sox, Rays, and Yanks battling it out should make for great baseball!


I predict the Blue Jays will be more competitive than the Red Sox. Particularly if their starting rotation can actually stay healthy.

#17 AvengedBacklog   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8401 Posts   Joined 3.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:26 PM

I'm still not sure what to make of the Jays this year. While I don't expect the Sox to really make the playoffs I think after last year it can't get any worse.

#18 pitfallharry219   Salty milk & pennies CAGiversary!   11136 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:29 PM

Chris Carpenter is likely out for the year, and his career may be over due to his nerve damage in his right arm.

General manager John Mozeliak said Tuesday that Carpenter has renewed numbness and some bruising in his right shoulder and hand. He will get an additional medical evaluation, but Mozeliak says Carpenter is unlikely to pitch again.



#19 KillerRamen   OMG Lilac PSP! CAGiversary!   3248 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:57 PM

That's really sad about Chris Carpenter. It really sucks that he's missing 2013, but I hope he's able to come back. :cry:
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#20 n8rockerasu   Shhh...I'm Invisible CAGiversary!   14857 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:24 PM

I feel like this is at least worth putting in here. I thought about making a thread for it, but you know "celebrity death", "hero worship", blah blah. But yeah, the woman who inspired "A League of Their Own" passed away today. Definitely a great contributor to the sport of baseball. Also interesting to read that she never played for the Rockford Peaches as the film portrays.

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#21 captainenforcer   CAG in Training CAG in Training   160 Posts   Joined 2.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:35 PM

Sorry everybody, but with the addition of Torii Hunter and the return of DH Victor Martinez, the Detroit Tigers are destined to win the World Series this year!

No matter what happens, I just can't wait until summer. Sitting in the sun, watching baseball, with a nice cold beer. Good luck to all teams! Go Tigers!

#22 MSUHitman   Checkmate Arcade Co-Host CAGiversary!   12039 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:08 PM

Chris Carpenter is likely out for the year, and his career may be over due to his nerve damage in his right arm.


I don't understand why the Cardinals don't throw a 1-year offer at Lohse, no one else is beating down his door.

#23 pacifickarma   Master of Orion CAGiversary!   2112 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:17 PM

Any opinions on Jed Lowrie? I don't know much about the guy, or if he's worth the good prospects the A's dealt for him.

#24 Icegaryen   Stuart and the Ave CAGiversary!   575 Posts   Joined 4.2 Years Ago  

Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:51 AM

Any opinions on Jed Lowrie? I don't know much about the guy, or if he's worth the good prospects the A's dealt for him.


Eh Peacock is projected to be a back of the rotation arm. 4.41 BB/9 and 4.26 FIP are ugly for AAA - the only positive is 9.3 K/9. Stassi is a back up catcher in the making, had potential but injuries brought him down.

The trade is more like Carter + fringe prospects for Lowrie and a bullpen arm. Lowrie will be an ultimate utility man for the A's and Carter will hit homers for Houston.

Any guesses on Bourn's contact? I'll go with the Rangers grabbing him for 3/33m - player opt out options for both years.

#25 CaseyRyback   Your New Nightmare! Super Moderators   24061 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:13 AM

Looks like Braun is tied to Biogenesis according to Yahoo

http://sports.yahoo....-235650670.html

#26 Arikado   ...Like Clockwork CAGiversary!   1483 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:36 AM

Any guesses on Bourn's contact? I'll go with the Rangers grabbing him for 3/33m - player opt out options for both years.


No thanks, I'd rather save the money and keep the pick. Roll with a Martin/Gentry platoon.

No idea on the years or the dollar amount, but I'll guess Mariners or Mets.

#27 tonyv4   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2296 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:31 AM

Any opinions on Jed Lowrie? I don't know much about the guy, or if he's worth the good prospects the A's dealt for him.


I just hope he can stay healthy. I wasn't a big fan of Carter anyways. I see him as inconsistent at times. He can hit HRs sure, but it didn't appear that Oakland had him in their future plans.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:17 PM

Looks like Braun is tied to Biogenesis according to Yahoo

http://sports.yahoo....-235650670.html


About time. I wonder if he gets sued by the collector that he dragged through the mud.

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#29 mykevermin   Queen of Scotland CAGiversary!   36320 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:08 PM

Can't wait for this season. I hope Dusty Baker can show some fucking guts as a manager, since the Reds are far too talented to get knocked out in the NLDS again.

And I'm even stoked about 2014 already, too: Billy Hamilton.
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#30 kill3r7   MiNd ThE GaP CAGiversary!   4372 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:02 PM

This should prove to be an interesting year for Yankees. Lots of guys are coming off injury riddled or subpar seasons. Time will tell.
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