The Official Baseball Thread v4.0 (2009)

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  1. Kickback

    Kickback Proud father Administrator Super Mod News Staff

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    Did the Yankees buy a 2009 World Series?
    Did J.C. Romero really get the short end of the stick, or is he a dipshit cheater?
    Does anyone really care where Jason Giambi plays next year?
    Tampa Bay = fluke?
    Will the Rockies ever not suck?

    DISCUSS!
     
  2. Toyzaremine

    Toyzaremine Well-Known Member

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    people still watch baseball? lol
     
  3. FreshDebesh

    FreshDebesh <b><font color=brickred>oye chak de phatte!</font> Veteran

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    Hopefully the Dodgers sign Manny and move onto getting whatever pitching is left. If Torre can somehow convince Pettitte not to wait for the Yankees, that would be awesome.
     
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    Wow, the Rays picked up Pat the Bat Burrell yesterday. I think it's a great move for them.
     
  5. RodimusDawg

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    I just hope Carlos Quentin doesn't do another bone headed self inflicted injury.

    And as for the Yankess buying out the World Series? If you had the money wouldn't you?:scalper 
     
  6. Tenebrouser

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    According to the ratings, people don't watch the NBA either.
     
  7. Liokaiser

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    We're going to miss him here. :(  Losing J.C. Romero for 50 games is going to hurt big time.
     
  8. Tim Formas

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    Kickback starts the thread without a mention on how Jason Marquis will lead the Rockies to the World Series? :lol 
     
  9. gonzo23

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    I'm a little frustrated that the sox continue to do nothing to get some more proven starters into the rotation! White sox, that is!
     
  10. Tim Formas

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    Give them time. The offseason is a little different this year, in that most teams are waiting for the top tier players to get signed before the rest of the signings and trades start to happen. With signings like Bradley and Burrell this week, the hitters market should start to pick up soon as they've set the going rate.
     
  11. Mega-con

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    Let the piling on begin... I'm a Rangers fan, circa 1981, when I attended my first Rangers game.

    I really hope we can workout some type of deal with Boston for some young pitching with young catching going to them. :wink: 
     
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    hockey is my main sport to play and watch but I haved watched a few baseball games over the years.

    Tampa is definitely a fluke just like the Tigers (and I am from Michigan *sigh*)

    New York can buy everyone they want but they won't buy a championship, it hasn't worked for a few seasons eh?

    just my two cents
     
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    I love to watch hockey. Go Wings!

    But, I come from a baseball family, so it's practically in my DNA.
     
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    I am a Diehard Red Wings fan! sweet!

    One of these days I will make a thread and post all the stuff I have for them
     
  15. Tenebrouser

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    1. TB is no fluke. They'll be even better this year. The wins might not bear it out because the division will be tougher, but their line-up will produce more runs and their starting pitching should be really good. I am concerned about their bullpen though. They were great last season, but can they repeat it?

    2. Detroit's pitching was abominable last season, but they still have an owner who is willing to spend and lose money to win. I think they'll be better this season and be more like the Detroit of a couple years ago.
     
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    Looks like Giambi's going back to Oakland.

    1 year-$4 million deal with club option for 2nd year. Probably awaiting a physical before final confirmation.

    Holliday and Giambi are definite upgrades to the offense. Now if they could get a pitcher (BEN SHEETS)...
     
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    Get your hands off my Sheets.
     
  18. Predaking

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    Mets are moving too slow to address the holes in their rotation. Getting Lowe is a must and another starter like Sheets would place the rotation as one of NL's best. Unfortunately Omar only knows how to play games and wait things out. Not getting Manny may be Mets' undoing this year too. I just don't see how Mets can produce the same # of runs as 2008. Wilpons are stupid to not want Manny. I just hope they'll sell the team to a guy like Mark Cuban cuz they don't spend like a big market team sometimes.
     
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    I hope the A's make plenty of moves before the season starts. But right now I'm comfortable with what they have going into the season.
     
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    Carl Povano to the Tribe? Eh, couldn't hurt. Wasn't a huge contract ($1.5 million, I heard) so if he sucks it won't be a big hit... he's generally been a pretty good pitcher when he can stay on the field, so let's all hope and pray shall we?:D 
     

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