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Re: Baseball 2012, The Thread
« Reply #120 on: July 11, 2012, 01:31:50 PM »
I know Tyrone Brooks, the Director of Player Personnel for The Pirates

I gave him a helluva 'Atta boy' for his role in getting the Pirates back to prominance

As for my beloved Phillies...I still think over .500 and 3rd place is a possibility


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Re: Baseball 2012, The Thread
« Reply #121 on: July 11, 2012, 01:58:56 PM »
I know Tyrone Brooks, the Director of Player Personnel for The Pirates

I gave him a helluva 'Atta boy' for his role in getting the Pirates back to prominance

As for my beloved Phillies...I still think over .500 and 3rd place is a possibility

Yeah, that's an amazing turnaround for that club, at least one team in PA is doing well...

2007 the Phillies were pretty far back much later, but they were helped by the Mets losing most of their games in September.  3 teams would have to tank to help this year.

Utley and Howard still don't have their swing back %100, so in a few weeks when they are hopefully back to normal and Halladay gets back we will see if they can put together a run.  The bullpen is such a mess though, those guys will have to do way better or bring in new guys.


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Re: Baseball 2012, The Thread
« Reply #122 on: July 11, 2012, 11:10:14 PM »


The most exciting thing to happen during the entire all-star break. I wanna see that in 3D!
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Re: Baseball 2012, The Thread
« Reply #123 on: July 13, 2012, 11:32:54 AM »
Er... what?




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Re: Baseball 2012, The Thread
« Reply #124 on: July 23, 2012, 03:30:37 PM »
Ichiro just traded to the Yankees for RHPs DJ Mitchell and Danny Fahrquar as well as cash.

I guess I hate Ichiro now.


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Re: Baseball 2012, The Thread
« Reply #125 on: July 23, 2012, 06:40:04 PM »
Ichiro just traded to the Yankees for RHPs DJ Mitchell and Danny Fahrquar as well as cash.

I guess I hate Ichiro now.

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Re: Baseball 2012, The Thread
« Reply #126 on: July 25, 2012, 02:03:17 PM »
4 games in a row Phillies win on their last at bat, 3 of them walk offs.

It's like the 2008 or 2009 team is suddenly back....


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Re: Baseball 2012, The Thread
« Reply #127 on: July 25, 2012, 02:19:15 PM »
Hanley to the Dodgers. Thank goodness the Sox didn't do something stupid & try to get that idiot back. 

On a brighter note, I got retweeted by sports writer & author Steve Buckley.



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Re: Baseball 2012, The Thread
« Reply #128 on: July 27, 2012, 09:57:20 AM »
I dont see anyone important or wonderful traded by the Tuesday trade day.   Well, Astros will end up trading all their players for boxes of doughnuts.


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Re: Baseball 2012, The Thread
« Reply #129 on: July 29, 2012, 06:11:28 PM »
Carl Crawford needs Tommy John surgery.

He wants to have the surgery now.  Upper management wants to hold off because "they need him in the lineup every day".

So...  they only play him 4 games a week and continually pull him in the 7th for defensive replacement?


That doesn't even get into how he was complaining about how butthurt he was about being dropped in the batting order by Francona last year and the next day Bobby V drops him in the order.


Oh but good news guys! Today upper management says they're going to let Crawford decide on surgery or not in another week!

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Re: Baseball 2012, The Thread
« Reply #130 on: July 29, 2012, 07:13:25 PM »
Somehow Detroit pulled off a win while Raburn was batting.  Figures that while I'm watching Olympic coverage is the one game this weekend the Tigers decide not to suck.
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Re: Baseball 2012, The Thread
« Reply #131 on: July 31, 2012, 11:11:32 AM »
Dodgers acquire OF Shane Victorino

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PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies traded two-time All-Star center fielder Shane Victorino to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday for relief pitcher Josh Lindblom and minor league pitcher Ethan Martin.

Philadelphia also gets a player to be named or cash for the 31-year-old Victorino, who can become a free agent after the season.

Victorino is batting .261 with nine homers, 40 RBIs and 24 steals. He helped the Phillies win five straight NL East titles and the 2008 World Series championship.

"We're excited to add an All-Star caliber player with postseason experience," Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said. "He plays the game with passion, gives us a top of the order bat from both sides of the plate, can steal bases and is solid defensively in the outfield."

Lindblom is 2-2 with a 3.02 ERA in 48 relief appearances for Los Angeles. The 25-year-old righty has a 2.91 ERA in 75 career games.

Martin, a 23-year-old righty, was the Dodgers' first round selection (15th overall) in the 2008 amateur draft. He's 8-6 with a 3.58 ERA in 20 starts this season with Double-A Chattanooga.

Victorino returns to the team that selected in the sixth round of the 1999 draft. He was a Rule 5 selection by the Phillies in 2004 from the San Diego Padres.

The switch-hitting Victorino batted .279 with 181 doubles, 63 triples, 88 home runs, 390 RBIs and 179 stolen bases in eight years with the Phillies. In 46 postseason games, Victorino hit .269 with six homers and 30 RBIs. He was a three-time Gold Glove Award winner.

Trading the popular Victorino could be the first of several cost-cutting moves the last-place Phillies make before the 4 p.m. deadline for trades without waivers.

Under baseball's new labor contract, the Dodgers will not receive a draft selection as compensation if Victorino signs elsewhere during the offseason.

I like it! Either, Kemp, and Victorino...not too shabby an outfield. I think it'll bring good energy and and some seasoned veteran (especially postseason) experience to the team, too.
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Re: Baseball 2012, The Thread
« Reply #132 on: July 31, 2012, 11:27:10 AM »
Just waiting to see if Pence is going, seems likely.  Don't know what the deal was with him this year, way more mistakes in the field than last year.  He should have a lot more RBIs, but failure to hit with guys in scoring position has been a problem with everyone on the team this year, so in that area he just caught the same sickness everyone else had.

It's been a love/hate relationship with Victorino, when he is on he is very good, but all too often he does stuff he shouldn't.  I won't miss the pop-ups with guys in scoring position, he did that way too often as well, and not just this year, it's been getting worse the last several years.

Edit: And the Pence deal is done, he goes to the Giants.
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Re: Baseball 2012, The Thread
« Reply #133 on: July 31, 2012, 12:12:57 PM »
Suck it AL teams! We got Breslow!


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Re: Baseball 2012, The Thread
« Reply #134 on: July 31, 2012, 07:12:56 PM »
The trades seemed to wake up the guys, they beat the Nats 8-0

Jimmy get's an inside the park home run.