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Malo
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(03-30-2017, 08:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by claviertekky

Guy strikes out too much.

Maybe he'll get traded to Detroit Tigers as they love power hitters.

If he hits 30+ homeruns, I'll take the 200k's.
radioactivez0r
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(03-30-2017, 08:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by krpiper

Well....Twins fan so.....100 losses here we come!

Oh come on, maybe a SECOND player will play out of his mind, or at least slightly above average, and we'll only hit 90 losses. My money's on um...is Kepler still on the roster?
bigmase84
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(03-30-2017, 08:52 PM)
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May the spirit of Roberto Clemente bless us this year!

Let's Go Pirates! #RaiseIt
BumRush
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(03-30-2017, 08:52 PM)
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Wheeler in the rotation!
zulux21
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(03-30-2017, 08:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by Choomp

Ken Rosenthal 2017 award predictions: http://www.foxsports.com/mlb/gallery...senthal-033017

MVP:
AL - Francisco Lindor
NL - Bryce Harper

Cy:
AL - Jose Quintana (he also predicts he gets traded to the Astros at some point)
NL - Clayton Kershaw

Manager of the Year
NL - DBacks Torey Lovullo
AL - Stros AJ Hinch

ROY
NL - Josh Bell
AL - Andrew Benintendi

Comeback Player of the Year
NL - Kyle Schwarber
AL - Pablo Sandoval

Executive of the Year:
Jeff Luhnow of the Astros

Biggest name traded at the deadline:
Zach Britton(he also expects Quintana, McCutchen, Braun, and possibly Hosmer to be moved too)

would be interesting if quintana wins the cy young.
at the very least it should be fun watching people figure out that Quintana is the better pitcher between Quintana and Sale and without being in Sale's shadow anymore it will be far more obvious :P

if only he could get some run support :(
Beckx
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(03-30-2017, 08:58 PM)
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Bucs' likely starting rotation leaving spring:

Cole
Taillon
Nova
Kuhl
Glasnow

It's funny because this rotation could be amazing, or Cole could disappoint again, Taillon have a sophmore slump, and Glasnow not be ready for the bigs yet. But exciting!
Sigma722
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(03-30-2017, 09:12 PM)
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Go Royals!

Got my opening day tickets, and ready for another WS run!
Sarcastic Poster
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(03-30-2017, 10:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dominican Power

Can't wait until Machado is donning a Yanqui uniform. A Rod is gonna seal the deal.

pls no. He's the new Adrian Beltre, but better at a younger age.

Honestly I think Duquette is a good GM but the way our team is constructed, we have huge glaring weaknesses and a tiny window of contention before it blows up.
Dominican Power
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(03-30-2017, 10:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sarcastic Poster

pls no

Honestly I think Duquette is a good GM but the way our team is constructed, we have huge glaring weaknesses and a tiny window of contention before it blows up.

It's gonna happen.
Malo
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(03-30-2017, 10:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sarcastic Poster

pls no. He's the new Adrian Beltre, but better at a younger age.

Honestly I think Duquette is a good GM but the way our team is constructed, we have huge glaring weaknesses and a tiny window of contention before it blows up.

Y'all ready to spend $400 million plus? Because that's what it's going to take to sign him.

Yankees are going to have a shit ton of cash to spend that offseason and Machado fills a clear a need.

Enjoy these last two seasons with him!
Frozenprince
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(03-30-2017, 10:45 PM)

Originally Posted by BumRush

Wheeler in the rotation!

I give it a week.
Sarcastic Poster
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(03-30-2017, 11:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dominican Power

It's gonna happen.

Probably yeah. That Machado/Harper offseason is gonna be mental money-wise.

Originally Posted by Malo

Y'all ready to spend $400 million plus? Because that's what it's going to take to sign him.

Yankees are going to have a shit ton of cash to spend that offseason and Machado fills a clear a need.

Enjoy these last two seasons with him!

It's cool, at least we have that super deep farm sys.....oh wait.

Other than Machado, Britton is the only other player we'd get a decent haul for.

Oh well, it's nice to have a top 10 player anyway. I see dark clouds in the O's future though.......
Silver Arrows
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(03-30-2017, 11:52 PM)
Paid Rogers shill says that LF and 1B for Jays is not that bad, even though anybody with half a functioning brain can tell you otherwise and it can go south real fuckin' fast

This is what happens when the team owners control the media arm as well, kids.
BigAT
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(03-31-2017, 12:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mortemis

That new thread smell. Silver Arrows isn't the top poster yet!

It was a nice run while it lasted.

DireStr8s
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(03-31-2017, 12:03 AM)
Go Nationals!

I promise no drunk posting this season.

Which means you may never hear from me again.
Sanjuro
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(03-31-2017, 12:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by BigAT

It was a nice run while it lasted.

I can't go anymore.
Corran Horn
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(03-31-2017, 12:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by BigAT

It was a nice run while it lasted.

Must post...more...gifs....ahh nvm.
Dmncnby2k9
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(03-31-2017, 12:20 AM)
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The show peeps, how u liking it??
Sarcastic Poster
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(03-31-2017, 12:24 AM)
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I'm really really down on the O's pitching lineup.

Tillman is okay and out until mid April.
Gausman is good but should never be your #1 starter.
Bundy is #2 starter on the opening day roster and has played about 100 mediocre ML innings and has been serving up meatballs all spring so far.
Wade Miley is plain bad.
Ubaldo is fucking terrible.

That's really unacceptable for a $170m roster.
claviertekky
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(03-31-2017, 12:25 AM)
Ballpark doesn't help either for the O's.

Still makes you wonder about Ubaldo and his run when he was with the Rockies.
Sarcastic Poster
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(03-31-2017, 12:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by claviertekky

Ballpark doesn't help either for the O's.

Still makes you wonder about Ubaldo and his run when he was with the Rockies.

Yeah, I have no idea how he got under 3 ERA in that ballpark.
manzoman96
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(03-31-2017, 12:43 AM)
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As a Phillies fan I'll just be watching to see the young guys play this year.
ReAxion
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(03-31-2017, 12:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by Silver Arrows

This is what happens when the team owners control the media arm as well, kids.

This is what happened to the media in San Diego, too. Padres bloggers do the best work now, with virtually no access.

  • The team hired the local paper's Padres writer, who's covered the team since before they were in the majors, as team historian.
  • The guy who replaced him at the paper now posts to the paper's site what are nearly identical articles to what gets posted by said team historian on padres.com
  • The team ended its relationship with the independent border blaster sports station for a crappy local FM station with far less range, and they have never covered sports before. You used to be able to listen to a Padres game on the radio well north of LA. On clear nights, truckers north of Fresno would call in to the postgame.
  • The crappy local FM station hasn't broadcast ST games except on its HD radio partner, and nobody has an HD radio.
  • The CEO who oversaw all of this was fired immediately when it was found out that ALLEGEDLY a) he was cooking the books on attendance numbers in order to trigger a bonus in his contract or ALLEGEDLY b) he was doing trade-outs on in-ballpark advertising in exchange for goods and services for himself. And we're probably never going to find out which because nobody will go on the record because of how embarrassing that is.

None of this really matters at the moment because there are zero stakes to this team, nothing to scrutinize them for. They're tanking for the next 3 seasons... if they stick to the plan. But they sure as hell set themselves up well for a soft landing if the plan ends up in disaster.
HarryDemeanor
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(03-31-2017, 01:09 AM)
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I've stumbled upon a spoiler for the end of the season. Shield your eyes if you don't want to see this outcome.

3N16MA
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(03-31-2017, 01:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by zulux21

would be interesting if quintana wins the cy young.
at the very least it should be fun watching people figure out that Quintana is the better pitcher between Quintana and Sale and without being in Sale's shadow anymore it will be far more obvious :P

if only he could get some run support :(

He was never better than Sale. However he is very good and could have the better season.
Grover Cleveland
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(03-31-2017, 01:17 AM)
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Plus side of Dombrowski trading the Sox entire farm system for two pitchers from the White Sox?

I got the best AAA team in history in town now
Beckx
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(03-31-2017, 01:18 AM)
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you are already struck out

Silver Arrows
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(03-31-2017, 01:19 AM)

Originally Posted by HarryDemeanor

I've stumbled upon a spoiler for the end of the season. Shield your eyes if you don't want to see this outcome.

looks pretty typical tbh
evil solrac v3.0
(03-31-2017, 01:30 AM)
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Our new lord and savior Gary Sanchez will strike down heathens and unbelievers.
The council ( and my body) is ready.
17 Seconds
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(03-31-2017, 01:39 AM)

Originally Posted by claviertekky

Ballpark doesn't help either for the O's.

Still makes you wonder about Ubaldo and his run when he was with the Rockies.

pitchers break constantly, i wouldn't speculate too much
Sanjuro
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(03-31-2017, 01:40 AM)
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I feel like this season starts off the "Fire Girardi" narrative.
timetokill
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(03-31-2017, 01:41 AM)
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Seager for MVP and Dodgers World Series champs 2017

book it!
Windu
never heard about the cat, apparently
(03-31-2017, 01:51 AM)
so about that first exibition game at Suntrust Park tomorrow.

http://www.ajc.com/news/traffic/brea...gyWW2WZfyN6jI/

no one is going to make it.



http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthre...#post233079264

RIP Atlanta.

Leave now if you want to make it to the July 4th game.
Malo
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(03-31-2017, 01:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by Sanjuro

I feel like this season starts off the "Fire Girardi" narrative.

Don't see it but he is in the last year of his contract.
chicagocubsfan
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(03-31-2017, 02:13 AM)
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Really weird seeing no Tal's hill in Houston.
Line_HTX
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(03-31-2017, 02:17 AM)
Damn, that rundown of the brand new center field might actually make me go to a game for real. Love Torchy's Tacos and that view looks great.
PROh1bited
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(03-31-2017, 02:22 AM)

Originally Posted by Silver Arrows

Paid Rogers shill says that LF and 1B for Jays is not that bad, even though anybody with half a functioning brain can tell you otherwise and it can go south real fuckin' fast

This is what happens when the team owners control the media arm as well, kids.

Ffs Shi....

Yep. Smoak, Upton and Carrera ain't that bad.
Beckx
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(03-31-2017, 02:46 AM)
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The baseball gods are so angry at Queso's team swapping antics they unleashed a plague of bees on the Padres today.
Malo
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(03-31-2017, 02:46 AM)
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Ken Rosenthal

Sources: Molina three-year extension with #STLCards will be between $55M and $65M.
17 Seconds
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(03-31-2017, 02:55 AM)
it's not like that's going to cripple them or anything, but it's very un-cardinal like to pay for past performance. they'd have been better off giving kelly a shot and saving that money for a potentially historic free agent class. then again, it's yadi. their fans would probably flip if he left.
CosmicQueso
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(03-31-2017, 02:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by Beckx

The baseball gods are so angry at Queso's team swapping antics they unleashed a plague of bees on the Padres today.

Yes! Let's get biblical with the shitshow that is the 2017 San Diego Padres!! Break out the locusts!! They already have jered weaver, what else could happen?
Chris R
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(03-31-2017, 02:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by Line_HTX

Damn, that rundown of the brand new center field might actually make me go to a game for real. Love Torchy's Tacos and that view looks great.

Which rundown where?

I'm totally going to Houston for a game next month, I need to know where to sit
17 Seconds
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(03-31-2017, 02:58 AM)
i just saw the padres 1-3. holy shit, how does that even happen? i understand losing with purpose, but that is impressive.
BFIB
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(03-31-2017, 02:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by Malo

Ken Rosenthal

Sources: Molina three-year extension with #STLCards will be between $55M and $65M.

Rumors circulating that the Cards will send Carson Kelly to the White Sox for Quintana.
17 Seconds
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(03-31-2017, 03:00 AM)

Originally Posted by BFIB

Rumors circulating that the Cards will send Carson Kelly to the White Sox for Quintana.

who are the first 2 pieces?
Malo
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(03-31-2017, 03:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by BFIB

Rumors circulating that the Cards will send Carson Kelly to the White Sox for Quintana.

Going to have to send a lot more than Kelly.
BFIB
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(03-31-2017, 03:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by Malo

Going to have to send a lot more than Kelly.

It's gonna cost a LOT.
CosmicQueso
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(03-31-2017, 03:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by 17 Seconds

i just saw the padres 1-3. holy shit, how does that even happen? i understand losing with purpose, but that is impressive.

Bask in the glory.

On the plus side, I know I'll get tickets off StubHub dirt cheap, and after a couple ballast point sculpins who really gives a shit who wins.

I am going to bathe in the awful.

I saw a lot of the 1987 Angels as a kid. That was a bad baseball team. This? This is going to be some next level shit.

Okay look, I'm using that Padres Star Wars gif as a Padres lose gif. Yes. This will make me happy, and is more appropriate for said gif.
Line_HTX
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(03-31-2017, 03:03 AM)
OH GOD, THE BEES. NOT THE BEES!! AHHHHH!!!



Originally Posted by Chris R

Which rundown where?

I'm totally going to Houston for a game next month, I need to know where to sit

It was a pre-game interview on the Astros broadcast where they showed what they replaced the hill with. There's 4 levels of food, and you can even sit down on the field where it's like you're in the bullpen. I hope they guide the viewer again on Opening Day.

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