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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #25: January 27, 2013, 08:08:46 PM »
Will Derek Jeter have more or less range than a fire hydrant?

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #26: January 27, 2013, 09:46:31 PM »
A-Rod could miss the entire seanson per Cashman.  Awensome.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #27: January 28, 2013, 09:07:13 AM »
http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/2013/01/more-loria-behavior-criticized-dolphins-heat-canes-chatter.html

Awesome article on Loria.  Some highlights -
-he picks who gets sent down to the minors based on whether or not he likes them
-is extremely devoted to his incompetent trainer
-gives motivational speeches to the team

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #28: January 28, 2013, 09:12:08 AM »
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“Everyone knows he does it,” the player said of Loria demoting players. “It makes it hard to play. Every time you come into the clubhouse after a bad outing, you’re thinking, ‘Oh, [bleep]! Is Loria going to send me down because he’s [angry] tonight, just because Loria’s in an [expletive] mood?’

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/2013/01/more-loria-behavior-criticized-dolphins-heat-canes-chatter.html#storylink=cpy


somehow I don't see them ever landing another big free agent absent an astronomical overpay

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #29: January 28, 2013, 09:59:52 AM »
somehow I don't see them ever landing another big free agent absent an astronomical overpay

Doesn't that work in Loria's favor?

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #30: January 28, 2013, 10:05:00 AM »
Doesn't that work in Loria's favor?

he'll be able to offer fair market value for years without having to worry about it being accepted

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #31: January 28, 2013, 10:13:35 AM »
he'll be able to offer fair market value for years without having to worry about it being accepted

That sounds familiar :stir: :poke: :mg:

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #32: January 29, 2013, 04:59:10 PM »
Charlie says he's going to bat Demon fifth. At this point I think the whole Philadelphia Org is trolling their fans

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #33: January 29, 2013, 06:37:39 PM »
Crashburn Alley has been blasting the Phillies lately. It's been glorious.

Even Nats fans should follow that guy.

http://crashburnalley.com/2013/01/24/failure-in-philadelphia/
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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #34: February 07, 2013, 05:59:57 PM »
David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting that Brian McCann looks doubtful tonbe ready for opening day. Smart move to let Ross walk.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #35: February 08, 2013, 03:19:48 PM »
Barry Zito just said he'd be open to a contract extension

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #36: February 08, 2013, 04:18:43 PM »
Barry Zito just said he'd be open to a contract extension
For what he's worth?  Would it be fair of him to insist on negative pay to balance out the last 6 years?

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #37: February 09, 2013, 11:19:42 PM »
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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Boston Red Sox outfield prospect Bryce Brentz accidentally shot himself in the leg while cleaning a handgun two weeks ago, general manager Ben Cherington said Saturday.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #38: February 10, 2013, 01:26:53 PM »
this isn't the gun laws thread.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #39: February 10, 2013, 01:36:55 PM »
We may need a Darwin awards thread.  Elijah Dukes deserves honourable mention.

this isn't the gun laws thread.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #40: February 13, 2013, 03:16:08 PM »
Dustin McGowan has been shut down. New record.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #41: February 14, 2013, 04:44:46 PM »
Things that make Lintyfresh happy: when the ZiPS computer projection system says that the #1 player most comparable to Jason Kipnis, stats-wise, is Felipe Lopez.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #42: February 16, 2013, 05:10:52 PM »
I could see it after his second half last year.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2013)
« Reply #43: February 19, 2013, 02:42:28 PM »
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/mlb/news/20130219/baltimore-orioles-adam-jones-buck-showalter/?sct=uk_wr_a1

Verducci on the O's chances of repeating last year's surprising success.  Short version - not likely.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #44: February 20, 2013, 07:24:10 AM »
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/mlb/news/20130219/baltimore-orioles-adam-jones-buck-showalter/?sct=uk_wr_a1

Verducci on the O's chances of repeating last year's surprising success.  Short version - not likely.


Put this in the wrong thread and moving here.  Pretty good article on the O's from Verducci.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #46: February 20, 2013, 11:19:57 AM »
Surprised the Astros didn't snap up Mike Carp from the Mariners.

If you're going to be bad... you should run about every single waiver wire guy through your camp/roster to see if anyone might be a surprise.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #47: February 20, 2013, 12:03:01 PM »
I've heard Carp's name from a couple of people this offseason, including my buddy who lives in Seattle who claims the Mariners will "regret" letting him go. What's the deal here? I see nothing special from his history, and I don't know what a team's going to do with a LH1B who can't hit RHP (.241/.323/.398 in 470 PA).

Why is he such a popular name for baseball geeks?

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #48: February 20, 2013, 12:56:40 PM »
I've heard Carp's name from a couple of people this offseason, including my buddy who lives in Seattle who claims the Mariners will "regret" letting him go. What's the deal here? I see nothing special from his history, and I don't know what a team's going to do with a LH1B who can't hit RHP (.241/.323/.398 in 470 PA).

Why is he such a popular name for baseball geeks?

I don't really have an answer. He just passes my eye test for whatever reason.

He just has the look of someone that "should" do well.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #49: February 20, 2013, 01:43:42 PM »
Carp to Boston makes some sense.  I think the Carp fans look at his ISO in AAA going from .174 to .259 to .307 with a 10% walk rate from 2009 - 2011 (age 23 - 25) and think that if you can get him to a fair ballpark, the power can emerge.  He clearly took a step back last year, but his 2011 in the majors was above average.  He does have reverse splits in the majors, but I don't know (haven't pulled) his minor league splits.   Boston clearly wants to see if he can beat out Nava and/ or Overbay as a lefty bat to pair with Gomes and Napoli.  This made a bit more sense before Overbay was signed.  It is just cash, so why not?