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Re: Around the MLB 2016 Edition 

Post#1181 » by Schad » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:57 am

http://deadspin.com/rougned-odors-new-deal-with-the-rangers-includes-two-ho-1793867821

Gotta say, I like Rougned Odor more now. Not only did he want a pony in his contract, he wanted two, and got them.
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Re: Around the MLB 2016 Edition 

Post#1182 » by Schad » Sat Apr 1, 2017 11:03 pm

http://deadspin.com/christian-bethancourt-has-officially-made-the-padres-ro-1793927239

This will be fun to watch. It's been a subject of debate for some time: whether those strong-armed position-to-pitcher conversions could be two-way players, saving a roster spot along the way. It's not a wholly new concept (Brooks Kieschnick had a brief time in the sun as a backup OF/reliever), but Bethancourt's probably the perfect test subject, as his secondary role as a good defensive backup catcher means that he's a part-timer anyway on a generally consistent schedule. Also, you don't need to worry about his bat degrading with the extra workload, because Bethancourt can't hit anyway. Can take some inspiration from cricket in that regard, as competent batsmen/bowlers are a common and indeed necessary feature.

Chances are he'll fail at both, but it could be fun. Insofar as anything involving the relievers/backup catchers of the Padres can be fun.
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Post#1183 » by JaysRule15 » Tue Apr 4, 2017 5:15 am

Sigh, EE continues to rake in Texas. Going to be tough to watch him with the Indians.
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Re: Around the MLB 2016 Edition 

Post#1184 » by The_Hater » Tue Apr 4, 2017 4:43 pm

Schad wrote:http://deadspin.com/rougned-odors-new-deal-with-the-rangers-includes-two-ho-1793867821

Gotta say, I like Rougned Odor more now. Not only did he want a pony in his contract, he wanted two, and got them.


He's really, really good. I feel he was far less heralded than Profar, Andrus, Gallo but passed them quite easily.
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Post#1186 » by Wo1verine » Thu Apr 6, 2017 8:23 pm

Cecil today: 0 IP, 2H, 2BB, 4ER :nod:
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Post#1187 » by JaysRule15 » Fri Apr 7, 2017 11:13 am

Wo1verine wrote:Cecil today: 0 IP, 2H, 2BB, 4ER :nod:


Always feels like Cecil takes a good two months into the season getting wrecked before deciding to properly pitch. Then he'll rattle off like 25 scoreless innings lol.
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Post#1188 » by phillipmike » Fri Apr 7, 2017 12:42 pm

STL mefia already calling out Cecil;

http://www.stltoday.com/sports/columns/jose-de-jesus-ortiz/ortiz-cecil-pulls-disappearing-act-at-the-worst-time/article_745459e4-06be-5126-bf47-c45b2b631b24.html

I really like him. Hopefully he can bounce back. But im glad we didnt touch that contract; most i would have done was 21M over 3 years.
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Post#1189 » by Wo1verine » Fri Apr 7, 2017 3:38 pm

phillipmike wrote:STL mefia already calling out Cecil;

http://www.stltoday.com/sports/columns/jose-de-jesus-ortiz/ortiz-cecil-pulls-disappearing-act-at-the-worst-time/article_745459e4-06be-5126-bf47-c45b2b631b24.html

I really like him. Hopefully he can bounce back. But im glad we didnt touch that contract; most i would have done was 21M over 3 years.

Wish our media wasn't so whipped and called out our players :lol:
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Re: Around the MLB 2017 

Post#1190 » by phillipmike » Fri Apr 7, 2017 4:17 pm

Orioles Sign Edwin Jackson

April 7: Jackson passed his physical, and the Orioles have now announced the deal.


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Post#1192 » by JaysRule15 » Sat Apr 8, 2017 12:15 pm

Dang, was hoping we could get Castro back from the Rockies after they DFA'd him. He still has potential to be a solid reliever.
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Post#1193 » by Schad » Sun Apr 9, 2017 3:43 am

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Post#1194 » by Skin Blues » Sun Apr 9, 2017 4:19 am

Stupid Phillies, wasting half of their April runs in one inning.
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Post#1195 » by ldnk » Sun Apr 9, 2017 1:05 pm

How is Michael Saunders capable of hitting a triple?
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Re: Around the MLB 2017 

Post#1196 » by Geddy » Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:22 am

Turned on Sunday Night Baseball and saw that Syndergaard was pitching. Changed the channel because I'm still not able to move on yet.
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Post#1197 » by rapstarter » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:02 am

JaysRule15 wrote:Sigh, EE continues to rake in Texas. Going to be tough to watch him with the Indians.


Looks like Eric Thames is the one that got away. Just hit his 7th homer, now averaging 1.50 OPS
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Post#1198 » by BigLeagueChew » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:06 pm

“Unbelievable. I want to hug him forever,” - Russell Martin on Bautista
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Post#1200 » by So_Fresh » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:28 pm

Former Jay Eric Thames!

AB 49
AVG .408
HR 7
RBI 12
SLG .959
OPS 1.459

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