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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #150: March 31, 2013, 12:08:49 PM »
I feel sorry for the announcers,  hard to elevate opening night when one team is throwing the season

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« Reply #151: March 31, 2013, 12:15:44 PM »
I feel sorry for the announcers,  hard to elevate opening night when one team is throwing the season

Bud and his cap on draft budgeting scheme have left teams no other option.

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« Reply #152: March 31, 2013, 12:16:04 PM »
All true.  Still, it's surprising that they couldn't do better.  They have some SP depth.  Maybe they should trade some of it for a better fill-in shortstop.

They could do better... but they shipped Dee Gordon off to the minors.

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« Reply #153: March 31, 2013, 12:24:17 PM »
Former first round pick 3B - Zack Cox was DFA'd by the Marlins today. Wouldn't hurt the Nats to kick the tires and add him as depth at AAA this year.

Only 23, might still have some ability left in him.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #154: March 31, 2013, 01:31:21 PM »
Bud and his cap on draft budgeting scheme have left teams no other option.

Don't tell that to HalfSmokes, who thinks Bud is a good commish.

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« Reply #155: March 31, 2013, 01:33:52 PM »
Don't tell that to HalfSmokes, who thinks Bud is a good commish.

Show me a better one,  besides,  isn't the point if a draft to have better players drafted before lesser players?

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #156: March 31, 2013, 01:38:55 PM »
Forgive me for thinking that teams that actually care about the draft should be rewarded a little bit and not have to be stuck with some draconian version of a slotting system that gives no room for variation.

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« Reply #157: March 31, 2013, 01:42:04 PM »
I've always assumed drafts should be about spreading talent to teams that need it the most,  not about teams wondering if the can afford a given pick

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #158: March 31, 2013, 05:02:54 PM »
Yankees DFA Clay Rapada. He has a shoulder injury (brusitis) and he's headed to the 15 Day DL. But he's the definition of a lefty specialist, any interest?

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« Reply #159: March 31, 2013, 05:08:43 PM »
Yankees DFA Clay Rapada. He has a shoulder injury (brusitis) and he's headed to the 15 Day DL. But he's the definition of a lefty specialist, any interest?

Another team will claim him before he gets to us.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #160: March 31, 2013, 06:02:08 PM »
Interested to see the 'Stros new threads tonight. Other than that (and besides it being the first game) this game holds no weight really.

Houston will be terrible. However it's great to have baseball back. :cheers:

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« Reply #161: March 31, 2013, 06:05:46 PM »
Stros before hos

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #162: March 31, 2013, 06:50:16 PM »
I've always assumed drafts should be about spreading talent to teams that need it the most,  not about teams wondering if the can afford a given pick

It should be an opportunity to improve with top talent.  When you impose the crazy slotting system MLB has, you place limits on that potential for improvement.

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« Reply #163: March 31, 2013, 07:18:29 PM »
It should be an opportunity to improve with top talent.  When you impose the crazy slotting system MLB has, you place limits on that potential for improvement.

When you have guys demanding $15 million and a major league contract,  you place limits, no other sport has a problem with the concept of the best players being drafted first

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #164: March 31, 2013, 08:20:36 PM »
I hope Houston isn't as bad as everyone is predicting this season.  I like Bo Porter and I hope they do well.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #165: March 31, 2013, 08:28:44 PM »
Nice throw by Jason Castro.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #166: March 31, 2013, 09:17:16 PM »
jeez, the astros' payroll is 18.7 million.  How is that even possible?  That said, Bo Porter>>>>>

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #167: March 31, 2013, 09:22:55 PM »
Two run triple by our old friend J-Max.

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« Reply #168: March 31, 2013, 09:42:54 PM »
Nelly muffs a Ronny Cedeno hit in the outfield, causes another run to score. And now Altuve drives in Cedeno. Houston up four nothing.

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« Reply #169: March 31, 2013, 10:24:28 PM »
Three run bomb by Ankiel off Derek Lowe.

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« Reply #170: March 31, 2013, 10:34:42 PM »
Three run bomb by Ankiel off Derek Lowe.
I can't believe Texas is running him out there. Better to sign Chris Young or almost anybody else. I mean seriously Yunesky Maya is better than that guy.

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« Reply #171: March 31, 2013, 10:44:43 PM »
Nice defensive play by Dominguez.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #172: March 31, 2013, 10:57:52 PM »
Go Maxwell!

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #173: March 31, 2013, 11:20:31 PM »
http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/43470394/

Interesting Article on Riggleman

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2013)
« Reply #174: March 31, 2013, 11:41:42 PM »
STROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS S

Sorry I was getting drunk with some Stros fan friends. Just FYI, STROSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

Oh and 5 of their 8 RBIs were from Maxwell and Ankiel. Plus Maxwell scored another run