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Offline HalfSmokes

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« Reply #175: April 09, 2016, 03:01:55 PM »
No sure them passing on a tub of lard negates extending posey and bumgardner

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« Reply #176: April 09, 2016, 05:20:45 PM »
Bumgarner takes Kershaw deep.

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« Reply #177: April 09, 2016, 05:25:16 PM »
That guy looked like Ron Darling (Dave Roberts?).

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« Reply #178: April 09, 2016, 08:34:53 PM »
No sure them passing on a tub of lard negates extending posey and bumgardner

That was not my point.

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« Reply #179: April 09, 2016, 09:55:34 PM »
Mets shut out 1-0 by the Phillies! Howard homered for the only run.  :hysterical:

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« Reply #180: April 10, 2016, 12:01:58 AM »
Kung Fu Panda exploded through his belt tonight on a swing and miss.

http://deadspin.com/oh-no-1770055220

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« Reply #181: April 10, 2016, 12:44:18 PM »
DeGrom will miss a start with Lat tightness. Also his velocity was down his first start.

http://espn.go.com/newyork/mlb/story/_/id/15175711/jacob-degrom-new-york-mets-miss-next-start-right-lat-tightness


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« Reply #182: April 10, 2016, 04:32:51 PM »
DeGrom will miss a start with Lat tightness. Also his velocity was down his first start.

http://espn.go.com/newyork/mlb/story/_/id/15175711/jacob-degrom-new-york-mets-miss-next-start-right-lat-tightness

Good. Just traded him.



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« Reply #183: April 11, 2016, 03:37:16 PM »
Mark Trumbo's defense in LF :lmao:

Just went into a slide to make a diving catch, when the ball was still 8 feet away. Ball bounced out for a ground-rule double.

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« Reply #184: April 11, 2016, 03:40:22 PM »
Mark Trumbo's defense in LF :lmao:

Just went into a slide to make a diving catch, when the ball was still 8 feet away. Ball bounced out for a ground-rule double.
Saw that. He also misplayed a pop up the inning before. Wind blowing but still.

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« Reply #185: April 11, 2016, 06:02:51 PM »
Some guy got 5 foul balls today at the Tigers game; gave them all to kids.


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« Reply #186: April 11, 2016, 06:11:32 PM »
Some guy got 5 foul balls today at the Tigers game; gave them all to kids.



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« Reply #187: April 11, 2016, 06:18:52 PM »
Perv
Could be. He was just on ESPN. Apparently he has caught over 200 balls in his lifetime. Sits behind home plate in the last row and gets lots of bounces off the back wall.

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« Reply #189: April 12, 2016, 02:15:07 PM »
Why do analysts think the  Sox are going to be so good this year?  Because they got Price and Kimbrel?  Hardly seems enough to drag them out of the dregs they've resided in the last two years. 

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« Reply #190: April 12, 2016, 02:17:44 PM »
Why do analysts think the  Sox are going to be so good this year?  Because they got Price and Kimbrel?  Hardly seems enough to drag them out of the dregs they've resided in the last two years. 
Also they expect that Pablo and Hanley will be merely kinda bad instead of historically all-time bad. I watched the Red Sox yesterday, Hanley looked pretty good at 1B and stretched to grab some bad throws.

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« Reply #191: April 12, 2016, 02:19:36 PM »
Also they expect that Pablo and Hanley will be merely kinda bad instead of historically all-time bad. I watched the Red Sox yesterday, Hanley looked pretty good at 1B and stretched to grab some bad throws.


well but he'll be hurt within the next month, you know that's coming.  I don't know, just thought it weird no on seems to think the Jays will do well or even the Yankees for that matter. 

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« Reply #192: April 12, 2016, 02:33:56 PM »
Also they expect that Pablo and Hanley will be merely kinda bad instead of historically all-time bad. I watched the Red Sox yesterday, Hanley looked pretty good at 1B and stretched to grab some bad throws.

The belt busting Pablo still looks pretty slick at 3rd too.

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« Reply #193: April 12, 2016, 02:56:28 PM »
Why do analysts think the  Sox are going to be so good this year?  Because they got Price and Kimbrel?  Hardly seems enough to drag them out of the dregs they've resided in the last two years. 
The offense looks very good this year.  They bit the bullet on Castillo and Sandoval, going with Shaw and Holt, and have generally been rewarded.  Add in Xander and Mookie, plus a healthy Pedroia and an Ortiz not showing a decline, and that is an extremely strong offense. Hanley seems to have adjusted well to 1st and is hitting.  Swihart figures to be above average for a catcher, and Bradley has had positive streaks too.  They scored 6 or more runs every game except 1 so far, when Hanley was sitting. Their weak link is mostly their starting pitching. 

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« Reply #194: April 12, 2016, 03:26:33 PM »
The offense looks very good this year.  They bit the bullet on Castillo and Sandoval, going with Shaw and Holt, and have generally been rewarded.  Add in Xander and Mookie, plus a healthy Pedroia and an Ortiz not showing a decline, and that is an extremely strong offense. Hanley seems to have adjusted well to 1st and is hitting.  Swihart figures to be above average for a catcher, and Bradley has had positive streaks too.  They scored 6 or more runs every game except 1 so far, when Hanley was sitting. Their weak link is mostly their starting pitching. 

But that is a very glaring weak link, don't you think?  Aside from Price (who we know in big moments can crumble) their pitching is really quite meh so that's what made me wonder why I've seen so many predicting them to win not just the AL East but the American League altogether, just seemed a huge stretch to me.  Of course now that means they'll win the World Series :lol:

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« Reply #195: April 12, 2016, 04:27:04 PM »
The offense looks very good this year.  They bit the bullet on Castillo and Sandoval, going with Shaw and Holt, and have generally been rewarded.  Add in Xander and Mookie, plus a healthy Pedroia and an Ortiz not showing a decline, and that is an extremely strong offense. Hanley seems to have adjusted well to 1st and is hitting.  Swihart figures to be above average for a catcher, and Bradley has had positive streaks too.  They scored 6 or more runs every game except 1 so far, when Hanley was sitting. Their weak link is mostly their starting pitching.
Should have traded for Hamels when they had the chance. I know what was reported as the asking price was high but based on what they got for him from Texas they could have made a trade.

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« Reply #196: April 12, 2016, 07:01:05 PM »
Holy crap, tonight is Jose Fernandez vs. Noah Syndergaard :shock:

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« Reply #197: April 12, 2016, 08:03:36 PM »
Holy crap, tonight is Jose Fernandez vs. Noah Syndergaard :shock:

Good matchup

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« Reply #198: April 12, 2016, 08:06:09 PM »
Jose Fernandez is terrible outside of Marlins Park.

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« Reply #199: April 13, 2016, 04:36:01 PM »
Looks like Kung Fu Panda went on the Fat Boy DL: https://twitter.com/trenni/status/720348684156801024