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MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Topic Start: January 09, 2017, 04:44:27 PM »
44 year old Manny Ramirez signed a deal to play in Japan.

Continued from 2016 thread: http://www.wnff.net/index.php?topic=33800.925

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #1: January 09, 2017, 05:16:01 PM »
44 year old Manny Ramirez signed a deal to play in Japan.
does that restart his waiting period for the HoF?

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #2: January 09, 2017, 05:17:25 PM »
does that restart his waiting period for the HoF?

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #3: January 09, 2017, 05:27:56 PM »
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8th all time in OPS.  Of the 10 players with the most similar offensive stats, 4 are not HoF eligible right now (Pujols and Cabrera are active, Ortiz just retired, and I think Thome is not yet on the ballot), 1 is Gary Sheffield, and 5 the rest are in the HoF (Frank Thomas, Jimmy Foxx, Ted Williams, Ken Griffey, and Mickey Mantle).  But for the PEDs, this guy is a no brainer.  Actually, he was a no brainer, and the PEDs just proved it.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #4: January 09, 2017, 07:35:55 PM »
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If it weren't for the PEDs, I'd say he'd be a lock

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #5: January 09, 2017, 07:40:36 PM »
If it weren't for the PEDs, I'd say he'd be a lock

Just Manny being Manny, no reason to keep him out

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #6: January 09, 2017, 07:43:59 PM »
If it weren't for the PEDs, I'd say he'd be a lock

However   ...   he did.      If Pete Rose hadn't bet on baseball, he'd be in.   

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #7: January 09, 2017, 08:48:43 PM »
Just Manny being Manny, no reason to keep him out

 :hysterical:

However   ...   he did.      If Pete Rose hadn't bet on baseball, he'd be in.   

Well, if Piazza got in...

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #8: January 09, 2017, 08:51:02 PM »
:hysterical:

Well, if Piazza got in...

Piazza is a baseball establishment/writers sweetheart/darling.    They only made him wait to make it look legit.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #9: January 09, 2017, 08:58:12 PM »
Piazza was never busted either, right? Manny's not getting in.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #10: January 09, 2017, 09:53:58 PM »
Piazza was never busted either, right? Manny's not getting in.

He admitted to using though? Yeah, Manny actually failed a test, so I don't see it happening, but was more :stir: the pot.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #11: January 10, 2017, 06:48:57 AM »
Piazza is a baseball establishment/writers sweetheart/darling.    They only made him wait to make it look legit.

And pudge?

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #12: January 10, 2017, 08:36:27 AM »
He admitted to using though? Yeah, Manny actually failed a test, so I don't see it happening, but was more :stir: the pot.
two times. Didn't he have a positive with the Dodgers and miss a playoff, then get suspended again when he finished with the Rays?  I think the view of Verducci and a lot of other voters is that they think positives after the testing protocol was introduced in '04 or '05 are disqualifiers, while ones before that are more the "everyone is doing it so we can't ban them all" violations. 

Seriously, Manny may think that, once Bonds and Clemens get in, he has a better shot, so restart the clock (again, I don't know if NPB restarts the clock). 

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #13: January 12, 2017, 09:15:51 PM »
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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #15: January 12, 2017, 10:29:56 PM »
A bargain for that cannon

So like $30,000 per K? 

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #16: January 12, 2017, 11:12:04 PM »
So like $30,000 per K?
But he will swing hard. And when he connects oh boy! Best eighth hitter in MLB. Or maybe 9th now?


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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #18: January 17, 2017, 08:10:49 PM »
I saw the list and noticed McCovey (I have his rookie card).     Like most on the pardon list, I figured he had a possession with intent to distribute charge.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #19: January 17, 2017, 08:47:03 PM »
I saw the list and noticed McCovey (I have his rookie card).     Like most on the pardon list, I figured he had a possession with intent to distribute charge.
Much worse. Crossed the IRS!

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #20: January 17, 2017, 08:50:35 PM »
Much worse. Crossed the IRS!

Willie should have called the number on the commercial that'll take care of that stuff for ya.


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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #22: January 22, 2017, 11:21:31 AM »
Yordano Ventura of the Royals has passed away due to a car accident.

Former top prospect Andy Marte also passed away, in a separate wreck.

[Edit - comments now have a separate thread - http://www.wnff.net/index.php?topic=34818.0 - RIP.]

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #23: January 23, 2017, 08:40:33 PM »
Dodgers acquired Logan Forsythe for Jose de Leon.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #24: January 23, 2017, 09:16:23 PM »
Dodgers acquired Logan Forsythe for Jose de Leon.
Wow, big FU to the Twins, who didn't want de Leon for Dozier.