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Offline mimontero88

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #300: July 15, 2017, 11:44:40 AM »
Would love to know who left more on the table.
http://247sports.com/Bolt/Red-Sox-DFA-Pablo-Sandoval-100611237

Per Jon Morosi, Josh Hamilton is your man.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #301: July 15, 2017, 01:03:05 PM »
Whats funny is there was a rumor out that the Red Sox asked about Todd Frazier who is hitting .001 better than Sandoval.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #302: July 15, 2017, 04:31:15 PM »
The Red Sox also released Alan Craig a couple weeks ago.   The funny situation for them now is Rusney Castillo.  He's having a heck of a year in AAA, was the AAA All Star game MVP.  His cost is around $38MM/ yr for the next 3 years, plus about $4MM remaining this year. That's a bit high for a guy who is unproven in the majors, but he has 6 years of control.  However, that's not the real problem financially.  normally, a guy like that, the Sox could eat half his contract and he'd be valuable in trade.  The reason Red Sox can't bring him onto the 40 man roster or even eat half his contract is because it will trip them over the luxury tax threshold. In the minors, he is not a counted towards the luxury tax.   If they eat salary and trade him, or just bring him up,  that puts them over the luxury tax threshold.   They either have to bust the threshold in another deal, making his contract just more water over the dam, or sit tight with him until next year, when they will undoubtedly be over the cap. 

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #303: July 15, 2017, 07:54:22 PM »
Would love to know who left more on the table.
Josh Hamilton

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #304: July 15, 2017, 07:55:09 PM »
I have Montero on ignore.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #305: July 16, 2017, 09:45:02 AM »
Everyday I only check two scores


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Did the Balmorons lose


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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #306: July 16, 2017, 09:56:09 AM »
I have Montero on ignore.
I'd ignore me too :D

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #307: July 16, 2017, 07:58:58 PM »

Yankees and Red Sox on ESPN's Sunday Nigh Baseball tonight.

What a treat...ya never see that matchup anymore...


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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #308: July 16, 2017, 10:13:36 PM »
Nelson Cruz got hit by Derek Holland today and pretended to charge the mound.  They were long-time teammates and buddies in Texas.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #309: July 17, 2017, 04:00:43 PM »
Nelson Cruz got hit by Derek Holland today and pretended to charge the mound.  They were long-time teammates and buddies in Texas.
Did you see the Korean baseball clip of the batter charging the mound?

https://twitter.com/ShtBallPlayrsDo/status/886067179174731779

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #310: July 17, 2017, 04:10:33 PM »
Did you see the Korean baseball clip of the batter charging the mound?

https://twitter.com/ShtBallPlayrsDo/status/886067179174731779

Cruz's was nowhere near as good as that one. :)

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #311: July 17, 2017, 04:40:24 PM »
The batter is lucky the pitcher didn't deliver a straight right.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #313: July 18, 2017, 06:30:55 PM »
JD Martinez is now a DBack.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #314: July 18, 2017, 07:21:02 PM »
Astros' Carlos Correa out 6-8 weeks with a torn ligament in his thumb.  Brutal.

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Correa is in the midst of the best year of his young career, hitting .320 with 20 home runs and 67 RBI.


http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2720078-carlos-correa-to-undergo-surgery-on-thumb-injury-expected-to-miss-6-8-weeks

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #316: July 19, 2017, 12:44:30 PM »
Kris Bryant left today's game after a head-first slide ends in apparent thumb injury.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #317: July 19, 2017, 04:31:38 PM »
Remember when people were sweating cause the Braves were 7.5 back. yeah 12 back now heading to play 4 against the Dodgers at Chavez Ravine and then 3 more against the DBacks. they are doneski.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #318: July 19, 2017, 04:43:28 PM »
Remember when people were sweating cause the Braves were 7.5 back. yeah 12 back now heading to play 4 against the Dodgers at Chavez Ravine and then 3 more against the DBacks. they are doneski.
I was never sweating it. I was openly mocking the Braves fans I know that thought they could make a run at the division. I did think there was a shot they could make a push for the wild card when they had a decent finish before the break.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #319: July 19, 2017, 07:10:10 PM »
Kris Bryant left today's game after a head-first slide ends in apparent thumb injury.

Now reporting a sprained left pinky finger...

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #320: July 19, 2017, 07:44:22 PM »
Charlie Blackmon removed from game during at-bat. Maybe hamstring. No word from Rockies.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #321: July 19, 2017, 08:46:36 PM »

J.D. Martinez hit on left wrist swinging at a pitch...2nd AB as a D'back...

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #322: July 19, 2017, 08:54:52 PM »
J.D. Martinez hit on left wrist swinging at a pitch...2nd AB as a D'back...
Initial report is a contusion.  X-rays are negative and he's considered day-to-day so hopefully they dodged a bullet.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #323: July 19, 2017, 09:07:17 PM »
Astros' Carlos Correa out 6-8 weeks with a torn ligament in his thumb.  Brutal.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2720078-carlos-correa-to-undergo-surgery-on-thumb-injury-expected-to-miss-6-8-weeks
That's a big hit to the Astros' lineup but they're a lot like us in that they're deep enough to absorb the blow.