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Offline blue911

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #100: March 23, 2013, 10:43:05 AM »
Wilson Valdez signs with the Marlins. I guess their quest for crappy players didn't end when they cut Figgins.

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« Reply #101: March 24, 2013, 08:08:23 PM »
Angels trade Vernon Wells to the Yankees. Pending physical. Yankees are responsible for $13M of the $42M owed for 2013/14 seasons. As far as I can tell the Angels receive nothing in return.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #102: March 25, 2013, 09:14:27 AM »
Marlins opening day tickets now listed on Groupon.


http://www.groupon.com/deals/gl-miami-marlins-1-6


I guess signing Wilson Valdez didn't excite the Marlin's fan. Can't please some people

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #103: March 25, 2013, 09:30:34 AM »
Marlins opening day tickets now listed on Groupon.


http://www.groupon.com/deals/gl-miami-marlins-1-6


I guess signing Wilson Valdez didn't excite the Marlin's fan. Can't please some people


$45 to sit behind home plate.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #104: March 25, 2013, 09:31:22 AM »
Doesn't groupon act as a high interest loan to struggling businesses- are the marlins that desperate for cash?

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #105: March 25, 2013, 11:10:21 AM »
Marlins opening day tickets now listed on Groupon.


http://www.groupon.com/deals/gl-miami-marlins-1-6


I guess signing Wilson Valdez didn't excite the Marlin's fan. Can't please some people



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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #106: March 25, 2013, 12:49:17 PM »
Marlins opening day tickets now listed on Groupon.


http://www.groupon.com/deals/gl-miami-marlins-1-6


I guess signing Wilson Valdez didn't excite the Marlin's fan. Can't please some people


What was that Marlins blog we invaded a couple years ago? He posted something idiotic, Nats fans commented on his blog, and he went nuts and even did a blog post directed at Nats fans.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #107: March 25, 2013, 01:58:23 PM »
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Lohse agrees to deal with Brewers

Kyle Lohse finally has a new baseball home.


Lohse has agreed to a three-year, $33 million contract with the Milwaukee Brewers and will undergo a physical today, a major league source confirmed to FOXSports.com. The deal also includes roughly $1 million in performance bonuses over the three years.

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http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/kyle-lohse-milwaukee-brewers-agree-to-multiyear-deal-032513

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #108: March 25, 2013, 02:07:34 PM »
Jeff Suppan Jr.


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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #109: March 26, 2013, 07:28:25 PM »
Blue Jays option Ricky Romero to class A Dunedin.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #110: March 26, 2013, 09:07:34 PM »
Blue Jays option Ricky Romero to class A Dunedin.
Good grief. His career is in freefall. Hopefully he can figure it out down there.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #111: March 26, 2013, 11:25:18 PM »
Blue Jays option Ricky Romero to class A Dunedin.

Good grief. His career is in freefall. Hopefully he can figure it out down there.

I think it's what they did with Doc Halladay as well.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #112: March 27, 2013, 01:33:31 AM »
I think it's what they did with Doc Halladay as well.

Yep, and the Tigers did the same with Dontrelle Willis. I think Halladay was 24 and Dontrelle 26. Romero's 28 which makes it a lot different IMO

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #113: March 27, 2013, 02:32:02 AM »
Yep, and the Tigers did the same with Dontrelle Willis. I think Halladay was 24 and Dontrelle 26. Romero's 28 which makes it a lot different IMO

We sent Lannan to AA back in 2010. :D

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #114: March 27, 2013, 12:41:45 PM »
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« Reply #115: March 27, 2013, 12:44:19 PM »
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Fox Sports announces Tim McCarver will not work past the 2013 season.
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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #116: March 27, 2013, 12:49:16 PM »
Yep, and the Tigers did the same with Dontrelle Willis. I think Halladay was 24 and Dontrelle 26. Romero's 28 which makes it a lot different IMO


if they want to change his delivery, aren't the coaches who are the most used to that (as opposed to tweaking) at that level? I've always heard a focus on instruction as being a reason for demoting a player to A ball as opposed to AAA

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« Reply #117: March 27, 2013, 01:21:41 PM »
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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #118: March 27, 2013, 01:58:52 PM »
if they want to change his delivery, aren't the coaches who are the most used to that (as opposed to tweaking) at that level? I've always heard a focus on instruction as being a reason for demoting a player to A ball as opposed to AAA

I would expect the Minor League Pitching Coordinator to be the lead. Dunedin is probably a better facility than Manchester (AA) or Buffalo (AAA). Weather is also a factor. It's really unusually to see a pitcher with his experience get a rebuild. Especially since he didn't have a funky delivery to begin with ala Dontrelle. I wonder why John Farrell didn't push for this yet Dirk Hayhurst did last year.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #119: March 27, 2013, 02:40:29 PM »
Morosi from Fox Sports on Romero.  The relevant part for Nationals fans:

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Romero underwent arthroscopic elbow surgery during the offseason, so the Blue Jays probably could have placed him on the disabled list under the guise that Romero’s issues are physical in nature. They didn’t. And they deserve credit for that. To send Romero all the way to the Florida State League is to suggest he is mired in mechanical/mental limbo — the place that demands a holistic, painstaking escape plan.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #120: March 27, 2013, 03:10:22 PM »
Morosi from Fox Sports on Romero.  The relevant part for Nationals fans:

Of course Morosi totally misses that Romero has 4 years of service time so either the Blue Jays use his option or lose it forever.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #121: March 27, 2013, 03:16:59 PM »
By optioning Romero the Blue Jays also gain another year of service time.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #122: March 28, 2013, 05:25:53 PM »
Jonny Venters to Dr. Andrews

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #123: March 28, 2013, 07:03:04 PM »
Johan Santana has re-torn his anterior capsule of the left shoulder. Same thing that caused him to miss 2011. Second surgery is a "strong possiblity." At 34 this is probably the end for him.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #124: March 28, 2013, 07:09:18 PM »
Johan Santana has re-torn his anterior capsule of the left shoulder. Same thing that caused him to miss 2011. Second surgery is a "strong possiblity." At 34 this is probably the end for him.
So basically, he lost a year to injury, came back, pitched a no-hitter, and then he's gone again.

Weird ending to a good career.