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Re: Baseball 2012, 2013, The Thread
« Reply #300 on: May 02, 2013, 09:49:00 AM »
Annnnddddd now it feels like the late 90s, 2 games they get outscored 20 to 2.

I was all for the spread out interleague idea but these 2 and 2 series don't seem to be scheduled all that well.


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Re: Baseball 2012, 2013, The Thread
« Reply #301 on: May 02, 2013, 10:40:17 AM »
I wonder how much longer the Angels will enjoying paying Pujols 20-30 million a year for the next decade when he stopped hitting and has to DH because his foot hurts?  And he will need Tommy John surgery eventually on his bad elbow.   

The good thing about Pujols in St. Louis is we all pretty much ignore his current melt down and just have happy memories of him. 

Oh well, that is not our problem anymore.


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Re: Baseball 2012, 2013, The Thread
« Reply #302 on: May 05, 2013, 04:24:30 PM »
Halladay had zero control today, giving up 9 runs in less than 3 innings.  Now they say he has a sore shoulder.  Let's see, some of his bad outings have been due to illness, now a sore shoulder, getting a bit hard to believe the excuses....


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Re: Baseball 2012, 2013, The Thread
« Reply #303 on: May 06, 2013, 05:11:17 PM »
I forget... do we have any Braves fans here?

I was cleaning out some stuff from my parents house & came across a large Braves ring shaped paperweight I got back in 1995.  I can take a picture and post it here if anyone's interested in it. (I'll also post it in the Yard Sale thread.)


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Re: Baseball 2012, 2013, The Thread
« Reply #304 on: May 11, 2013, 09:03:06 AM »
Alex Cobb (Tampa Bay) became the first pitcher in MLB history to fan 13 batters without making it through five innings.

Cobb surrendered three runs on five hits and a pair of walks over 4 2/3 innings in the game, while also issuing a balk, hitting a batter and throwing a wild pitch. He generated an absolutely astounding 23 swings and misses on the evening, 21 of them coming on his changeup.


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Re: Baseball 2012, 2013, The Thread
« Reply #305 on: May 11, 2013, 10:15:26 AM »
Sadly, he plays for Tampa.


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Re: Baseball 2012, 2013, The Thread
« Reply #306 on: May 11, 2013, 03:12:44 PM »
Halladay owns up for playing hurt:

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/phillies/Roy-Halladay-apologizes-to-Phillies-fans.html

Just wish he would have had the surgery he is scheduled for now last fall....


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Re: Baseball 2012, 2013, The Thread
« Reply #307 on: May 23, 2013, 06:17:53 AM »
I love how pumped Koji gets after each inning.



I can't imagine how he'd react in the playoffs. But I hope to see it!

(I can't stop laughing at Victorino getting smacked.)


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Re: Baseball 2012, 2013, The Thread
« Reply #308 on: May 23, 2013, 06:37:04 AM »
I see him getting his hotel room door getting keyed shut on the next trip.


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Re: Baseball 2012, 2013, The Thread
« Reply #309 on: June 06, 2013, 01:31:04 PM »
How about that Dominic Brown, leading the NL in home runs...  Now if he could just learn to run to a spot and wait for the ball instead of always running to the ball, that would be even better.  But that seems to be a problem with a lot of outfielders these days.

And the Phillies are at 500, survived 2 games with terrible calls by the umpires:

I guess it's ok to slide feet first into the bag at 2nd and have your feet take out the guy throwing the ball, but if you slide in head first and your arm barely touches the leg of the guy after he throws the ball to first it's called interference.    :grr:

And if the pitcher misses his spot badly, ball doesn't hit the bat or the catchers glove, but hits and injures the home plate ump, it's some kind of magical foul ball called a strike....


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« Reply #310 on: June 30, 2013, 05:53:20 PM »
I just wanna say that Chris Davis is a stud!

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Re: Baseball 2012, 2013, The Thread
« Reply #311 on: July 02, 2013, 08:15:24 AM »
Just the rumors that Utley might be traded are depressing. 

I'd rather see Rollins go than Utley, they are sort of opposites in leadership ability.  Chase pretty much always fires up the team no matter how he is doing, Jimmy has a tendency to bring it down when he isn't doing well.

It's going to be hard to see the core of the 2008 team go, it was a nice run while it lasted.  Howard and Hamels are locked in for a few more years.  They are playing like crap at the moment but hope they can get back to normal.  Also hope they can hold onto Ruiz for a few more years.

Barring a miraculous turn around I doubt Charley will be back managing next year, not that you can blame him for what is going on, with his choices for who to bring in being what they are.  But his contract is up and simply not renewing it would be better than a mid season firing.


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Re: Baseball 2012, 2013, The Thread
« Reply #312 on: July 03, 2013, 05:31:46 PM »

I'd rather see Rollins go than Utley

Chase should be simple to move, b/c his contract expires after the season. Rollins' contract is another story; if his prior two seasons are an indicator, his option will vest in '15. I wouldn't classify his contract as an albatross, but I don't know of any suitors in need of a 34 year-old SS making eleven-million over the next two seasons.

On the other hand, we're open for business w/ the only untouchables being Braun, Segura, Gomez, and Luc.

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Re: Baseball 2012, 2013, The Thread
« Reply #313 on: July 04, 2013, 07:01:10 AM »


On the other hand, we're open for business w/ the only untouchables being Braun, Segura, Gomez, and Luc.

Yeah, they will need money to sign another old Cardinal starting pitcher as a free agent!

I think it will be a normal free agent time when strange teams like the Angels trade more young guys to get old payroll sponges. 


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Re: Baseball 2012, 2013, The Thread
« Reply #314 on: July 06, 2013, 07:55:19 AM »
I can see either the Dodgers or Yankees tossing money her way to be a relief pitcher.

After doing the gymnast move to deliver the ball, she threw a normal overhand toss.  She must have a lot of workout time on her hands.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVeo6QMcbW4&feature=player_embedded