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#1 RUSHHEAD666

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 01:13 AM

I'm so pumped!!!  Spring Training games are starting!!   A's Mariners tomorrow!!
I wish my A's could have signed an ace or two but alas I am still happy!
Hope my guys can get the wild card again!

For those of you who play fantasy baseball are you going to take a risk and draft Vlad Jr.???? Hell yes I am!!!

Geddy and I talked about his Blue Jays and how they are going to keep Jr down until May.  Let's just say Geddy was not too happy about that.
You wouldn't believe what he told me.
I will keep that private.
So not me!  LOL!

Anyway, I can't wait for the 2019 Season!

Where the hell is Harper going?  I pray it's not with the Vagiants.  Jezzzzussss.

GO A'S!!!

Get that new stadium built in the Howard Terminal!!!  GOOD KARMA!!!!

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 06:09 AM

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 21 February 2019 - 01:13 AM, said:

I'm so pumped!!!  Spring Training games are starting!!   A's Mariners tomorrow!!
I wish my A's could have signed an ace or two but alas I am still happy!
Hope my guys can get the wild card again!

For those of you who play fantasy baseball are you going to take a risk and draft Vlad Jr.???? Hell yes I am!!!

Geddy and I talked about his Blue Jays and how they are going to keep Jr down until May.  Let's just say Geddy was not too happy about that.
You wouldn't believe what he told me.
I will keep that private.
So not me!  LOL!

Anyway, I can't wait for the 2019 Season!

Where the hell is Harper going?  I pray it's not with the Vagiants.  Jezzzzussss.

GO A'S!!!

Get that new stadium built in the Howard Terminal!!!  GOOD KARMA!!!!

I wont be taking Vlad Jr. as he is a keeper in both the leagues I play. If Harper goes to SF, dont stress! They would only sign him to a short term deal, and they will not contend in the next 2-3 years.

Oakland is going to be great this year once again - underrated lineup and beastly bullpen. Laureano and Chapman underrated, and I think Olson will settle in somewhere between his 2017 bonkers output and the minor letdown of 2018.

Meanwhile, my Pirates are remarkably frustrating to follow. We have a decent rotation, but it incredibly frustrating that we do absolutely nothing in free agency. Tampa looks like big spenders in comparison to us! Meanwhile, the rest of the division (with the exception of Chicago but they are still good) is trending upwards.

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 09:14 AM

In other news, the Dodgers offload the thuggish Manny Machado for $300 million to the Black Hole of Baseball, West Coast Edition (aka San Diego).  After what we saw from Manny in the 2018 World series, Dodger fans are saying good riddance.

Machado’s October will be remembered, but mostly for the wrong reasons. He emerged as baseball’s leading heel. In the NLCS, he intentionally ran over the foot of Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar, for which the league fined him $10,000. He countered accusations that he doesn’t always play hard by telling Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, “I’m not the type of player that’s going to be ‘Johnny Hustle.’” In Game 3 of the World Series, he confirmed that self-assessment by standing and admiring a ball he was certain he’d hit for a home run, winding up only on first base after it struck the wall.

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 09:21 AM

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Get that new stadium built in the Howard Terminal!!!  
It's about time!

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 09:32 AM

The Jays are keeping Vlad Jr. down so they can control his rights for an extra year.


Doesn't matter. It's a Yankees world and you all suck.


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Posted 23 February 2019 - 03:53 PM

View Postgoose, on 21 February 2019 - 09:14 AM, said:

In other news, the Dodgers offload the thuggish Manny Machado for $300 million to the Black Hole of Baseball, West Coast Edition (aka San Diego).  After what we saw from Manny in the 2018 World series, Dodger fans are saying good riddance.

Machado’s October will be remembered, but mostly for the wrong reasons. He emerged as baseball’s leading heel. In the NLCS, he intentionally ran over the foot of Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar, for which the league fined him $10,000. He countered accusations that he doesn’t always play hard by telling Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, “I’m not the type of player that’s going to be ‘Johnny Hustle.’” In Game 3 of the World Series, he confirmed that self-assessment by standing and admiring a ball he was certain he’d hit for a home run, winding up only on first base after it struck the wall.

See ya.


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Pads still haven’t learned their lesson after Matt Kemp.  Plus, it’s very hard to hit homers at a pitchers park like Petco.  Oh, and clown boy still has yet to sign with Philly or any team.

On the bright side for me, no more of Scioscia and his “turn the page” crap.  Even if Ausmus has a bad record going back to Detroit, a team they’ve owned in the Trout era.

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 04:00 PM

View Postgoose, on 21 February 2019 - 09:14 AM, said:

In other news, the Dodgers offload the thuggish Manny Machado for $300 million to the Black Hole of Baseball, West Coast Edition (aka San Diego).  After what we saw from Manny in the 2018 World series, Dodger fans are saying good riddance.

Machado’s October will be remembered, but mostly for the wrong reasons. He emerged as baseball’s leading heel. In the NLCS, he intentionally ran over the foot of Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar, for which the league fined him $10,000. He countered accusations that he doesn’t always play hard by telling Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, “I’m not the type of player that’s going to be ‘Johnny Hustle.’” In Game 3 of the World Series, he confirmed that self-assessment by standing and admiring a ball he was certain he’d hit for a home run, winding up only on first base after it struck the wall.

See ya.

What's the Over/Under on how fast the San Diego press and fan base starts calling for Punk Machado's head on a platter?

1 Season?  :P

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 04:01 PM

What's the over/under this year on Kershaw's IP?     If it was 100, I'm not sure I'd take the over.

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 05:57 PM

View PostPrincipled Man, on 23 February 2019 - 04:00 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 21 February 2019 - 09:14 AM, said:

In other news, the Dodgers offload the thuggish Manny Machado for $300 million to the Black Hole of Baseball, West Coast Edition (aka San Diego).  After what we saw from Manny in the 2018 World series, Dodger fans are saying good riddance.

Machado’s October will be remembered, but mostly for the wrong reasons. He emerged as baseball’s leading heel. In the NLCS, he intentionally ran over the foot of Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar, for which the league fined him $10,000. He countered accusations that he doesn’t always play hard by telling Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, “I’m not the type of player that’s going to be ‘Johnny Hustle.’” In Game 3 of the World Series, he confirmed that self-assessment by standing and admiring a ball he was certain he’d hit for a home run, winding up only on first base after it struck the wall.

See ya.

What's the Over/Under on how fast the San Diego press and fan base starts calling for Punk Machado's head on a platter?

1 Season?  :P

Do they even care down there?

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 06:09 PM

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View PostPrincipled Man, on 23 February 2019 - 04:00 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 21 February 2019 - 09:14 AM, said:

In other news, the Dodgers offload the thuggish Manny Machado for $300 million to the Black Hole of Baseball, West Coast Edition (aka San Diego).  After what we saw from Manny in the 2018 World series, Dodger fans are saying good riddance.

Machado’s October will be remembered, but mostly for the wrong reasons. He emerged as baseball’s leading heel. In the NLCS, he intentionally ran over the foot of Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar, for which the league fined him $10,000. He countered accusations that he doesn’t always play hard by telling Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, “I’m not the type of player that’s going to be ‘Johnny Hustle.’” In Game 3 of the World Series, he confirmed that self-assessment by standing and admiring a ball he was certain he’d hit for a home run, winding up only on first base after it struck the wall.

See ya.

What's the Over/Under on how fast the San Diego press and fan base starts calling for Punk Machado's head on a platter?

1 Season?  :P

Do they even care down there?


Maybe a handful....

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 06:22 PM

Bryce Harper hahahahahahahaha!  The Philly fans here (we are halfway between Pittsburgh and Philly and also in the Baltimore and Washington blackout areas :(  )  have been chomping at the bit for weeks to get Harper signed.  Every day there are rumors on the news, he's coming, he's coming!  The latest was yesterday when a jet belonging to the Phillies owner was seen in Las Vegas, where Harper lives.  It would be great for Philly if he does come!  He played a few times in Harrisburg ( Nats minor league team) when he was rehabbing from injuries but we didn't go because it was a rugby scrum with so many people there.

I agree with TX Rush on the Pirates!  Good pitching, but no money to do much with in free agency.  The heart of the team still seems to be Francisco Cervelli, who is their catcher that gives like 1000 percent.  He has been been injured and come back so many times it's hard to believe.  He is from Venezuela and what's going on now has to be rough on him.

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 06:28 PM

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 23 February 2019 - 04:01 PM, said:

What's the over/under this year on Kershaw's IP?     If it was 100, I'm not sure I'd take the over.
Seriously, knowing Kershaw's penchant for injury and suspect post-season record, why give him a 5-year $87 trillion (or abouts) contract?

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 07:36 PM

Its definitely a risk, but there's only one franchise in professional sports that follows Branch Rickey's old maxim about getting rid of a guy one year too early rather than one year too late when it comes to franchise icons, and that franchise's owner apparently has to pay for sex.

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 01:56 AM

 laughedatbytime, on 23 February 2019 - 07:36 PM, said:

Its definitely a risk, but there's only one franchise in professional sports that follows Branch Rickey's old maxim about getting rid of a guy one year too early rather than one year too late when it comes to franchise icons, and that franchise's owner apparently has to pay for sex.
Such a weird world.

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 11:58 AM

 edhunter, on 23 February 2019 - 05:57 PM, said:

 Principled Man, on 23 February 2019 - 04:00 PM, said:

 goose, on 21 February 2019 - 09:14 AM, said:

In other news, the Dodgers offload the thuggish Manny Machado for $300 million to the Black Hole of Baseball, West Coast Edition (aka San Diego).  After what we saw from Manny in the 2018 World series, Dodger fans are saying good riddance.

Machado’s October will be remembered, but mostly for the wrong reasons. He emerged as baseball’s leading heel. In the NLCS, he intentionally ran over the foot of Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar, for which the league fined him $10,000. He countered accusations that he doesn’t always play hard by telling Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, “I’m not the type of player that’s going to be ‘Johnny Hustle.’” In Game 3 of the World Series, he confirmed that self-assessment by standing and admiring a ball he was certain he’d hit for a home run, winding up only on first base after it struck the wall.

See ya.

What's the Over/Under on how fast the San Diego press and fan base starts calling for Punk Machado's head on a platter?

1 Season?  :P

Do they even care down there?

Slightly more than Marlins fans about Stanton.

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 10:51 AM

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Enjoy your overrated clubhouse cancer, Philly.

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 12:19 PM

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Enjoy your overrated clubhouse cancer, Philly.
Idiotic contract.  :facepalm:

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 05:25 PM

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Enjoy your overrated clubhouse cancer, Philly.
Idiotic contract.  :facepalm:
I disagree.  I was hoping he'd be a Cub.

Jason Heyward.  Now that was an idiotic contract.  Harper's AAV is only a couple more million than Heyward's.  He's more than a 3 WAR player, much more; his defensive metrics killed hisvWAR, and those still need a ton of work; he'll average 5+ WAR over the next seven years.

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 05:38 PM

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View Postgoose, on 01 March 2019 - 12:19 PM, said:

View Postinvisible airwave, on 01 March 2019 - 10:51 AM, said:

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Enjoy your overrated clubhouse cancer, Philly.
Idiotic contract.  :facepalm:
I disagree.  I was hoping he'd be a Cub.

Jason Heyward.  Now that was an idiotic contract.  Harper's AAV is only a couple more million than Heyward's.  He's more than a 3 WAR player, much more; his defensive metrics killed hisvWAR, and those still need a ton of work; he'll average 5+ WAR over the next seven years.
Your addiction to numbers has clouded your ability to see the obvious.  :P

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 05:40 PM

View Postgoose, on 01 March 2019 - 05:38 PM, said:

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 01 March 2019 - 05:25 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 01 March 2019 - 12:19 PM, said:

View Postinvisible airwave, on 01 March 2019 - 10:51 AM, said:

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Enjoy your overrated clubhouse cancer, Philly.
Idiotic contract.  :facepalm:
I disagree.  I was hoping he'd be a Cub.

Jason Heyward.  Now that was an idiotic contract.  Harper's AAV is only a couple more million than Heyward's.  He's more than a 3 WAR player, much more; his defensive metrics killed hisvWAR, and those still need a ton of work; he'll average 5+ WAR over the next seven years.
Your addiction to numbers has clouded your ability to see the obvious.  :P
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