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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2012)
« Reply #175: February 29, 2012, 02:53:33 PM »
I'm just going to call him Giant Stanton from now on.


I think I'll call him Cruz-Michael because it reminds me of George Michael.


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« Reply #176: February 29, 2012, 03:01:56 PM »
I think I'll call him Cruz-Michael because it reminds me of George Michael.

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Giancarlo Cruz sounds like the bad guy in a Sergio Leone movie


Re: MLB & Division Watching (2012)
« Reply #177: February 29, 2012, 03:20:46 PM »
How long until Harper tells us to call him Aron Max Harper?

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« Reply #178: March 01, 2012, 11:49:19 AM »
How long until Harper tells us to call him Aron Max Harper?

I could see him just going by "Harper" from here on out. 

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« Reply #179: March 01, 2012, 11:50:03 AM »
Cards extend Yadier Molina - 5/$75M.   Good deal for a 29 year old top catcher.


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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2012)
« Reply #180: March 01, 2012, 05:53:36 PM »
A story is starting to emerge about the Orioles that may have them involved in something shady in Korea.

http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/prospects/international-affairs/2012/2613037.html

The Korean pitcher they recently signed was apparently not very highly thought of by other teams.  The scout who recommended him has a history of signing players from that part of the world.  He apparently worked with Duquette before with the Red Sox when the Red Sox signed several guys to 6 and 7 figure contracts that ended up as busts.

Looks pretty shady. 

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« Reply #181: March 01, 2012, 07:30:18 PM »
how long before MLB takes over the Orioles?

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« Reply #182: March 01, 2012, 08:38:27 PM »
Grady Sizemore undergoes back surgery, out 8-12 weeks (or more)

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2012)
« Reply #183: March 01, 2012, 09:02:18 PM »
A story is starting to emerge about the Orioles that may have them involved in something shady in Korea.

http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/prospects/international-affairs/2012/2613037.html

The Korean pitcher they recently signed was apparently not very highly thought of by other teams.  The scout who recommended him has a history of signing players from that part of the world.  He apparently worked with Duquette before with the Red Sox when the Red Sox signed several guys to 6 and 7 figure contracts that ended up as busts.

Looks pretty shady.


What it looks like is they got snookered by the scout, who was getting a kickback from the family for pumping up the bonus.  The implication in the article is that he has a track record of convincing teams to ante up for guys who never make it.


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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2012)
« Reply #185: March 01, 2012, 09:16:32 PM »
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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2012)
« Reply #186: March 01, 2012, 09:20:27 PM »
Heh. I saw Dowdy pitch for Richmond this year.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2012)
« Reply #187: March 01, 2012, 09:36:09 PM »
They should suspend Dowdy's mom.

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« Reply #188: March 01, 2012, 09:48:13 PM »
They should suspend Dowdy's mom.

"Well Mr. Dowdy, you tested clean for PEDs, but we think you are menopausal"

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2012)
« Reply #189: March 02, 2012, 06:57:37 AM »
What it looks like is they got snookered by the scout, who was getting a kickback from the family for pumping up the bonus.  The implication in the article is that he has a track record of convincing teams to ante up for guys who never make it.

True, but this particular scout has worked with Duquette before.  This may go beyond the scout.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2012)
« Reply #190: March 02, 2012, 10:49:40 AM »
It doesn't.

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« Reply #191: March 02, 2012, 10:52:24 AM »
I thought Duquette had a history of this crap in Korea

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« Reply #192: March 05, 2012, 02:59:38 PM »
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/06/sports/baseball/judge-deals-a-financial-blow-to-mets-owners.html?_r=1&hp
 
Mets on the hook for $83 million and as much as $300 million more if they loose at trial

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« Reply #193: March 07, 2012, 08:46:22 PM »
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#Padres Brad Brach STRUCK OUT THE SIDE ON 9 PITCHES vs #Reds. its happened just 46 times in regular season history. ALL 9 WERE SWINGING Ks.

Must of been a sight to see.

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« Reply #194: March 07, 2012, 08:55:35 PM »
Must of been a sight to see.

didn't one of our guys (J-Zimm or Storen) do that last year?

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« Reply #195: March 07, 2012, 09:00:31 PM »
didn't one of our guys (J-Zimm or Storen) do that last year?

Yes, but not all nine pitches were swings and misses.

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« Reply #196: March 07, 2012, 09:16:23 PM »
Yes, but not all nine pitches were swings and misses.

Thanks.  Amazing nobody tried bunting off him like they did off H-Rod.

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« Reply #197: March 07, 2012, 09:17:10 PM »
Darvish is wowing the Rangers, I heard an interview with Napoli today who was absolutely gushing over him.  His debut today resulted in 2IP, 2H, and 3Ks.  He has 9 pitches, his catchers are going to have to an interesting time figuring out what to call and getting all the signs correct.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2012)
« Reply #198: March 08, 2012, 08:41:50 AM »
My roto league (AL only, dynasty) will have Darvish and James Shields available for drafting, with King Felix available is I throw him back (I can't keep him at $41; i only picked him up for the stretch drive).  I'm guessing Darvish goes for > $28, maybe as high as $35.  That would be second to Verlander.  Scarcity is a b!tch.

(I'll be chilling with Wilson at $9 and Beckett at $18)

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« Reply #199: March 08, 2012, 09:13:02 PM »
Darvish is wowing the Rangers, I heard an interview with Napoli today who was absolutely gushing over him.  His debut today resulted in 2IP, 2H, and 3Ks.  He has 9 pitches, his catchers are going to have to an interesting time figuring out what to call and getting all the signs correct.

Had one double smoked off the wall off him, and when asked about it after the game he said the batter had the wind at his back, thin air of zona, and no, the batter didn't "get him" or some such translation.  In short, he's highly competitive, hates giving up anything.  Strasburgesque.