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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2012)
« Reply #125: February 23, 2012, 10:41:51 AM »
howard also had a half hour press conference covered by MLB Network (and replayed for an hour and half consecutively) giving an update.  he gained a lot of weight. 

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« Reply #126: February 23, 2012, 10:48:06 AM »
If I cared about the fillies, I'd be pretty concerned that he's blaming the shift instead of looking at what he can do to improve.

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« Reply #127: February 23, 2012, 11:03:10 AM »
@JoeFrisaro

Priceless Ozzie moment. Reyes swings and misses first pitch off machine. Ozzie yells, "Don't be wasting our money."

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« Reply #128: February 24, 2012, 11:10:50 AM »
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Manny just asked if I was the video coordinator...our relationship can only go up from here.

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« Reply #129: February 24, 2012, 06:50:18 PM »
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« Reply #130: February 25, 2012, 02:23:42 AM »
Wow.  Josh Hamilton has no interest in giving a home town discount to the Rangers.  That surprises me.

Re: MLB & Division Watching (2012)
« Reply #131: February 25, 2012, 07:33:22 AM »
Wow.  Josh Hamilton has no interest in giving a home town discount to the Rangers.  That surprises me.

He's got to pay for his vices somehow.

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« Reply #132: February 25, 2012, 07:51:43 AM »
Wow.  Josh Hamilton has no interest in giving a home town discount to the Rangers.  That surprises me.

Why? It's not his hometown and he's been producing there, so they've gotten their money's worth

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« Reply #133: February 25, 2012, 08:15:58 AM »
Why? It's not his hometown and he's been producing there, so they've gotten their money's worth

Besides, someone will sign him and pay him what he's werth.

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« Reply #134: February 25, 2012, 09:59:50 AM »
Why? It's not his hometown and he's been producing there, so they've gotten their money's worth

It seems to me that Texas has done an awful lot to help him work through his problems.  Offered him way more support than they were required, stuck by him when he screwed up and done an awful lot in helping him resurrect what was a pretty moribund career.  I'm not saying he needs to sign a 5/10 deal, but I would have expected him to have a little more consideration than that.

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« Reply #135: February 25, 2012, 12:30:50 PM »
Besides, someone will sign him and pay him what he's werth.

well, he's a Carolina boy and we need a CF.  So do the Braves. 

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« Reply #136: February 25, 2012, 12:32:52 PM »
DPM - they showed no interest in signing him in advance of his walk year.  IF you don't have enough faith in Hamilton to sign him early, then to expect a discount once he is on the market is a stretch.

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« Reply #137: February 25, 2012, 12:39:56 PM »
Wow.  Josh Hamilton has no interest in giving a home town discount to the Rangers.  That surprises me.

We've got one of the few guys in baseball who says he wants to play here and actually means it (Zimmerman), the reality of it is that most guys just say that stuff with no conviction.

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« Reply #138: February 25, 2012, 12:59:28 PM »
well, he's a Carolina boy and we need a CF.  So do the Braves. 

He'll soon be more like a left fielder, though, right?

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« Reply #139: February 25, 2012, 01:16:02 PM »
He'll soon be more like a left fielder, though, right?

yes, I guess.  The Rangers last year played him in LF until the they prepped for the playoffs just to save his legs.   In the regular season, they went with Chavez and Gentry mostly, but in the playoffs they moved Hamilton to CF to get Murphy into the line up.

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« Reply #140: February 25, 2012, 01:25:57 PM »
I'm hoping for Hamilton to the Yankees for the entertainment factor

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« Reply #141: February 25, 2012, 01:45:59 PM »
We've got one of the few guys in baseball who says he wants to play here and actually means it (Zimmerman), the reality of it is that most guys just say that stuff with no conviction.

Absolutely. To hear Zimmerman say this week about how this situation is perfect for him (he likes the organization, likes the team, likes the city, the location, etc) was really refreshing.

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« Reply #142: February 25, 2012, 02:12:02 PM »
I'm hoping for Hamilton to the Yankees for the entertainment factor

No way, I'm think more LA or Miami.  Not enough good coke in NYC for that guy.

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« Reply #143: February 25, 2012, 02:25:46 PM »
DPM - they showed no interest in signing him in advance of his walk year.  IF you don't have enough faith in Hamilton to sign him early, then to expect a discount once he is on the market is a stretch.

I didn't realize that.  Well, in that case, go get your money, Josh.

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« Reply #144: February 25, 2012, 02:26:14 PM »
We've got one of the few guys in baseball who says he wants to play here and actually means it (Zimmerman), the reality of it is that most guys just say that stuff with no conviction.

No kidding.  ExtenZim!

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« Reply #145: February 25, 2012, 04:51:42 PM »
No way, I'm think more LA or Miami.  Not enough good coke in NYC for that guy.

I'm thinking pressure of NY media + recovering addict could be interesting

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« Reply #146: February 25, 2012, 04:57:46 PM »
http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/02/25/joel-zumaya-cuts-throwing-session-short/

Zumaya has hurt himself again. My shockedness is maximum.  :smh:

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« Reply #147: February 25, 2012, 05:00:36 PM »
http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/02/25/joel-zumaya-cuts-throwing-session-short/

Zumaya has hurt himself again. My shockedness is maximum.  :smh:


Outside of everybody, who could've seen this coming?

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« Reply #148: February 25, 2012, 05:03:29 PM »
Outside of everybody, who could've seen this coming?

Adele.

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« Reply #149: February 25, 2012, 07:40:55 PM »
I'm thinking pressure of NY media + recovering addict could be interesting

Better coke and speedballs in Miami, better whores in LA.