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Author Topic: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)  (Read 335200 times)

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1380 on: December 09, 2011, 10:35:36 AM »
So where will Prince Fielder end up, anyone want to make a guess?

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1381 on: December 09, 2011, 11:10:16 AM »
If Prince goes to the Cubs then the NL Central is suddenly very competitive between the Cubs, Cards and Brewers

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1382 on: December 09, 2011, 03:44:23 PM »
If Prince goes to the Cubs then the NL Central is suddenly very competitive between the Cubs, Cards and Brewers

I heard that rumour too and if it happens I just hope they don't give him an 8 year contract like Soriano.

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1383 on: December 11, 2011, 02:43:52 PM »
NL MVP Ryan Braun reportedly tests positive for PEDs

http://www.jsonline.com/sports/brewers/135386013.html

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1384 on: December 13, 2011, 08:47:30 PM »
Furcal signs a 2 year extension with the Cards, plus there are lots of smaller moves around the MLB.

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1385 on: December 13, 2011, 10:52:27 PM »
Looks like Kelly Shoppach is returning to the Red Sox. This probably means that Captain Tek is done in Boston.

With Salty and Lavernaway, the Sox now have a pretty good catching trio.

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1387 on: December 14, 2011, 08:15:24 AM »
Somehow, Tim McCarver has been elected to the broadcasters wing of the Hall of Fame.

This is the most ridiculous election I've heard of.

McCarver is right down there with Joe Morgan as the worst broadcaster ever

http://www.hannibal.net/opinions/x652776706/Diamond-Dirt-Tim-McCarver-is-not-a-Hall-of-Famer

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This is nothing more than a circumstantial election to the hall of fame.

McCarver just happened to broadcast many postseason and significant games over the years and I guess that’s what got the attention of those who elect the recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award.

Hopefully next year a real broadcaster, a broadcaster who has done his job with excellence, will be elected.

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1391 on: December 20, 2011, 07:41:24 AM »
Texas is my guess

I expect Darvish to do a lot better in MLB than Dice-K, Irabu etc.

Not only is he physically bigger than other Japanese pitchers (remember he's only half Japanese) but his parents met whilst at college in the USA, so he's likely to be more attuned American language and customs.


EDIT - Rangers win right to talk to Yu

http://espn.go.com/dallas/mlb/story/_/id/7371152/texas-rangers-acquire-rights-negotiate-yu-darvish

(NB - found this out after my original post)
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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1392 on: December 29, 2011, 03:17:38 PM »
Red Sox trade for A's closer Andrew Bailey

http://m.espn.go.com/mlb/story?storyId=7397557

A replacement for Pap

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1393 on: January 06, 2012, 02:08:19 AM »
Crazy Carlos Zambrano is off to Miami from the Cubs, who end up having to pay 15 of the $18million he is owed this year (that is right out of the Villa Park trading school), in return we get Chris Volstad. Might be worth it in the end!

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1394 on: January 06, 2012, 08:39:51 AM »
Price has still not signed anywhere.

The Washington Natinals now look like favourites for his services