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HarryDemeanor
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(02-17-2017, 12:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by sf2fanatic

Baseball is back. Ready for Kersh to carry the team again. Big year for him as far as contract wise too right?

Kersh is carrying this team to the promised land.
Beckx
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(02-17-2017, 12:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by HarryDemeanor

Kersh is carrying this team to the promised land.

a high draft pick?
Last edited by Beckx; 02-17-2017 at 12:56 AM. Reason: i'm sorry
HarryDemeanor
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(02-17-2017, 01:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Beckx

a high draft pick?

The disrespect.
Silver Arrows
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(02-17-2017, 03:07 AM)

Originally Posted by Beckx

a high draft pick?

Will be hilarious in hindsight to see this conversation when both the Doyers and Buccos eventually flame out for different reasons
XiaNaphryz
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(02-17-2017, 03:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by HarryDemeanor

Kersh is carrying this team to the promised land.

The 8th inning of a postseason game?
HarryDemeanor
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(02-17-2017, 04:24 AM)
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The hits just keep coming.
Carpe Libertatem
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(02-17-2017, 04:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by HarryDemeanor

The hits just keep coming.

Just like against Kershaw in the playoffs
HarryDemeanor
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(02-17-2017, 04:54 AM)
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I'm just setting myself up for this shit.
Silver Arrows
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(02-17-2017, 02:07 PM)

Originally Posted by HarryDemeanor

I'm just setting myself up for this shit.

.
BigAT
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(02-17-2017, 02:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by HarryDemeanor

I'm just setting myself up for this shit.

Much like Kershaw sets up hitters in the playoffs.
Beckx
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(02-17-2017, 02:29 PM)
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I remember the day Harry quit gaf like it was today.
Silver Arrows
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(02-17-2017, 04:03 PM)
Something that isn't the roast of HarryDemeanor:

Source Brad Brach won his arbitration. Requested $3.05M. #Orioles offered $5.25M. First loss in arbs by Oís since í95. Had won 9 straight.

https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/st...20689353879554
RampagingSoul
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(02-17-2017, 04:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Silver Arrows

The Yordano Ventura you never knew

Yep, read that article the other day. Man... the feels never stop.
Beckx
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(02-17-2017, 04:09 PM)
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Cutch is a good dude

I'm not gonna lie. I Googled my own name more than a few times this off-season to see if there was any news. It was hard not to when just about every conversation I had with friends, family and even strangers started with them asking me, ďSo, whatís the latest?Ē

Truth was, I didnít know any more than anybody else. But there were times when the rumors got so intense and the stove got so hot that I would look down at my phone, almost expecting it to ring.

Cutch, youíve been traded.

Itís always the things that havenít happened yet that scare us the most. The fear of the unknown. And I honestly didnít know where I was going to play baseball in 2017. There was no communication between the front office and me during the off-season Ö but thatís normal. Players arenít consulted in trade talks. Thatís not how the business works.

All I knew was that I wanted to keep playing in Pittsburgh. I wanted to finish what I had started here. I knew that I hadnít played up to my capability last season, and that I had to use this off-season to get better. And I wasnít going to let rumors distract me from doing that. I wasnít going to get caught up in all the noise. As far as Iím concerned, until that phone rings and Iím told otherwise, Iím a Pittsburgh Pirate for life.

I dreaded that phone call for weeks ó months, really.

Thankfully, it never came.

RampagingSoul
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(02-17-2017, 04:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Beckx

Cutch is a good dude

Yeah, I can't even imagine how that feels with all the uncertainty of what team you could be on... The only thing close to that feeling I've felt is through my cousin being a baseball player, jumping around to different teams, trying to find somewhere that sticks and stands by him with him being unsure if he'll get on a MLB roster and stay or not.
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CosmicQueso
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(02-17-2017, 04:42 PM)
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I want to go to the SDSU baseball opener today but it looks like the heavens are going to piss on all of us all day.
BFIB
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(02-17-2017, 05:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Beckx

Cutch is a good dude

I feel bad for his treatment. Takes a lesser deal for the team, goes through some shit years, team was probably one big piece from WS contention, owner doesn't do his part and go a little out of the comfort zone to get it done.

Cutch has one down year, the team still has solid pieces, but it's all Cutch's fault. Then he's on the trade wire, ends up not being traded.
sf2fanatic
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(02-17-2017, 05:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by CosmicQueso

I want to go to the SDSU baseball opener today but it looks like the heavens are going to piss on all of us all day.

BAD DAY to do anything today in Cali.


Meaning more pot holes on the streets. Scust
CosmicQueso
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(02-17-2017, 05:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by sf2fanatic

BAD DAY to do anything today in Cali.


Meaning more pot holes on the streets. Scust

I know. It sucks. Baseball is so tantalizingly close.
sf2fanatic
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(02-17-2017, 05:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by CosmicQueso

I know. It sucks. Baseball is so tantalizingly close.

Yup.


Speaking of baseball, any word of fantasy baseball this year again?
Malo
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(02-17-2017, 06:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by sf2fanatic

Yup.


Speaking of baseball, any word of fantasy baseball this year again?

Enron renewed the league.

Tyler Austin is out at least 6 weeks with a fractured foot. Not a big loss, he was probably going to start the year in AAA due to the signing of Carter.
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Sanjuro
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(02-17-2017, 07:05 PM)
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Baseball. I can feel it, deep down in my plums.
BFIB
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(02-17-2017, 07:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sanjuro

Baseball. I can feel it, deep down in my plums.

Don't you mean the Boston Beans?
darkside31337
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(02-17-2017, 07:36 PM)
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lets go rays


lets go mets
sf2fanatic
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(02-17-2017, 07:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Malo

Enron renewed the league.

Tyler Austin is out at least 6 weeks with a fractured foot. Not a big loss, he was probably going to start the year in AAA due to the signing of Carter.

Ok cool thx. Time to check the yahoo fantasy app
BFIB
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(02-17-2017, 07:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by darkside31337

lets go rays


lets go mets

Wut.
Malo
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(02-17-2017, 08:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by darkside31337

lets go rays


lets go mets

Go away.
Silver Arrows
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(02-17-2017, 08:28 PM)
So, /r/baseball have been doing a list of the top 100 players going into 2017 as voted by the sub. Each team gets one voting rep. There's a lot of recency bias and maybe some overrating of rookies (Especially towards the back half of the list, but here is the top 25:

1 Mike Trout
2 Clayton Kershaw
3 Kris Bryant
4 Josh Donaldson
5 Mookie Betts
6 Manny Machado
7 Jose Altuve
8 Max Scherzer
9 Corey Seager
10 Bryce Harper
11 Paul Goldschmidt
12 Noah Syndergaard
13 Nolan Arenado
14 Chris Sale
15 Francisco Lindor
16 Anthony Rizzo
17 Buster Posey
18 Joey Votto
19 Carlos Correa
20 Madison Bumgarner
21 Corey Kluber
22 Robinson Cano
23 Miguel Cabrera
24 Freddie Freeman
25 Johnny Cueto

The introduction on how they rated players, and the players who had just missed, are here.

I am surprised at Donaldson being ranked so high.
HarryDemeanor
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(02-17-2017, 09:23 PM)
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Personal bias aside, I agree with number one.
sf2fanatic
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(02-17-2017, 09:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Silver Arrows

So, /r/baseball have been doing a list of the top 100 players going into 2017 as voted by the sub. Each team gets one voting rep. There's a lot of recency bias and maybe some overrating of rookies (Especially towards the back half of the list, but here is the top 25:



The introduction on how they rated players, and the players who had just missed, are here.

I am surprised at Donaldson being ranked so high.

Hopefully Yahoo is rank like this so i can keep Goldie, Altuve and Archer again..
Silver Arrows
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(02-17-2017, 09:31 PM)

Originally Posted by HarryDemeanor

Personal bias aside, I agree with number one.

It was never in doubt.
RampagingSoul
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(02-17-2017, 09:57 PM)
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Peter Moylan resigned with Royals on a minor-league deal with invite to spring training.

He was pretty solid for us last year and it's a minor league deal so I don't mind at all.
Carpe Libertatem
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(02-17-2017, 10:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by Silver Arrows

So, /r/baseball have been doing a list of the top 100 players going into 2017 as voted by the sub. Each team gets one voting rep. There's a lot of recency bias and maybe some overrating of rookies (Especially towards the back half of the list, but here is the top 25:



The introduction on how they rated players, and the players who had just missed, are here.

I am surprised at Donaldson being ranked so high.

It continues to amaze me how underrated Matt Carpenter is

He's a top 20 position player and top 25 overall since he came into the league in 2012 (in a lot fewer PA than a lot of people above him). Ranked 75 on that list and was left off a top 100 by MLB last year (I think)
HarryDemeanor
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(02-17-2017, 10:12 PM)
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It's hard to measure real talent vs. devil magic.
Windu
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(02-17-2017, 10:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by BFIB

Don't you mean the Boston Beans?



Braves from 1883 to 1906.

(Braves have had some odd names).

Boston Bees (1936 - 1940)
Boston Rustlers (1911)
Boston Doves (1907 - 1910)
Boston Beaneaters (1883 - 1906)

Edit: also this definitely is a St Louis Cardinals name:

St. Louis Perfectos (84-67 W-L, 1899)

Not so perfect with those 67 losses.
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XiaNaphryz
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(02-18-2017, 12:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by Sanjuro

Baseball. I can feel it, deep down in my plums.

So can this guy! Look how excited he is for Spring Training!

sf2fanatic
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(02-18-2017, 12:51 AM)
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Is Corran making another ketchup theme thread again? I enjoyed the last one
Silver Arrows
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(02-18-2017, 12:55 AM)

Originally Posted by sf2fanatic

Is Corran making another ketchup theme thread again? I enjoyed the last one

no
sf2fanatic
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(02-18-2017, 12:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by Silver Arrows

no

Lol plz. Blue Jays make the playoffs too
Silver Arrows
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(02-18-2017, 12:59 AM)

Originally Posted by sf2fanatic

Lol plz. Blue Jays make the playoffs too

that isn't in doubt

ketchup is ass
sf2fanatic
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(02-18-2017, 01:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by Silver Arrows

that isn't in doubt

ketchup is ass

But it made magic last year. It ended the even year
XiaNaphryz
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(02-18-2017, 01:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by sf2fanatic

But it made magic last year. It ended the even year

And now can begin the odd year pattern!

Every year pattern would be preferable of course.
Silver Arrows
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(02-18-2017, 01:03 AM)

Originally Posted by sf2fanatic

But it made magic last year. It ended the even year

It has outlasted it's usefulness.
Malo
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(02-18-2017, 01:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by Silver Arrows

that isn't in doubt

ketchup is ass

Perm ban this man.
sf2fanatic
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(02-18-2017, 01:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by XiaNaphryz

And now can begin the odd year pattern!

Every year pattern would be preferable of course.

Romo looked nice in his new Doyer uniform yesterday. He also looked happy too.



Stay safe up there in northern cali, peeps.
Silver Arrows
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(02-18-2017, 01:35 AM)
each player's walk up music, if you care

reminder mark trumbo is a Thrice fan, and I am too
Lexxism
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(02-18-2017, 01:52 AM)
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Yup, we need another ketchup thread. Corran do it!
BFIB
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(02-18-2017, 02:18 AM)
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Mustard never gets its due!

Except from me.
DUFFMCWALIN
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(02-18-2017, 02:29 AM)
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God damnit Corran don't do it.
BFIB
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(02-18-2017, 04:10 AM)
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Wait, shouldn't one of Cubs Gaf make the thread?

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