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Post#41 » by Otis Driftwood » Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:37 pm

Last night's game... finished the last 5 innings this morning with no spoilers. Wow!

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Post#42 » by bluejerseyjinx » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:29 pm

In 10 days, Cubs at Cardinals. Can't wait !!!
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Post#43 » by FNQ » Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:16 pm

Jung-Ho Kang is having his visa blocked.

I dunno how Pirates fans feel, but I can't help but be happy. 3 DUI's, a sexual assault claim.. would be in jail if he weren't an athlete, and he seems like he belongs there
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Post#44 » by Otis Driftwood » Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:40 pm

To those who hate Rougie... you're welcome.

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Post#45 » by FNQ » Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:50 pm

Otis Driftwood wrote:To those who hate Rougie... you're welcome.

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I have him in like 90% of my fantasy teams... guy's a stud
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Post#46 » by Otis Driftwood » Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:28 pm

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Otis Driftwood wrote:To those who hate Rougie... you're welcome.

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I have him in like 90% of my fantasy teams... guy's a stud


After Beltre he's my favorite Ranger. I love his game. And he's still scratching the surface of how good he can be. Plays his ass off every single play. Clearly made some bad decisions in last year's ALDS. He will learn from them. He's the heart of this team.
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Post#47 » by Otis Driftwood » Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:36 pm

And - as I like to say...

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Post#48 » by Otis Driftwood » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:13 pm

How two horses helped the Rangers seal a 6-year deal with Rougned Odor ... no, seriously
http://sportsday.dallasnews.com/texas-rangers/rangers/2017/03/30/done-deal-rangers-announce-rougned-odors-6-year-extension-thursday?_ga=1.215467671.1200588707.1472593646

It may have taken a dog-and-pony show, but the Rangers have their second baseman of the future officially locked up.

Scratch that. It just took ponies.

Rougned Odor has signed a six-year contract extension, the club announced Thursday.

And according to SportsDay's Evan Grant, a pair of horses helped the Rangers seal the deal with Odor.

It is expected to be worth $49.5 million in guaranteed money, SportsDay's Evan Grant reported Saturday. The contract, which goes into effect this year, also will include a club option for 2023 that could take the value of the deal to $62 million.

On the market, Odor's deal is undervalued. Jason Kipnis, also a second baseman, signed a six-year deal with Cleveland three years ago for $52.5 million. Center fielder Kevin Kiermaier, who has 10 more days of service than Odor, signed a six-year deal worth $53.5 million earlier this month.
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Post#49 » by bluejerseyjinx » Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:32 am

Otis Driftwood wrote:How two horses helped the Rangers seal a 6-year deal with Rougned Odor ... no, seriously
http://sportsday.dallasnews.com/texas-rangers/rangers/2017/03/30/done-deal-rangers-announce-rougned-odors-6-year-extension-thursday?_ga=1.215467671.1200588707.1472593646

It may have taken a dog-and-pony show, but the Rangers have their second baseman of the future officially locked up.

Scratch that. It just took ponies.

Rougned Odor has signed a six-year contract extension, the club announced Thursday.

And according to SportsDay's Evan Grant, a pair of horses helped the Rangers seal the deal with Odor.

It is expected to be worth $49.5 million in guaranteed money, SportsDay's Evan Grant reported Saturday. The contract, which goes into effect this year, also will include a club option for 2023 that could take the value of the deal to $62 million.

On the market, Odor's deal is undervalued. Jason Kipnis, also a second baseman, signed a six-year deal with Cleveland three years ago for $52.5 million. Center fielder Kevin Kiermaier, who has 10 more days of service than Odor, signed a six-year deal worth $53.5 million earlier this month.
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Post#50 » by Otis Driftwood » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:22 pm

bluejerseyjinx wrote:What do you expect out of Cole Hamels this year?


I'm expecting 15-18 wins and him chewing up innings like normal. I still think that the end of last season where he would lose his release point and never find it again was an a anomaly. At least I hope so. Because from the ASB on, he had some awful games.

I think he, Yu and Perez are setting up nicely at the top of the staff. I'm hoping that what I hear about Perez' experience in the WBC is true. He spent a lot of time around King Felix trying to learn what he could and all indications are he has some different perspectives that should pay off for him and the Rangers. If he really does trust his fast ball the way I read he does, then he could be line to have a breakout season.
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Post#51 » by Cactus Jack » Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:50 pm

Otis Driftwood wrote: He spent a lot of time around King Felix trying to learn what he could

That's a good start! :wink:
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Post#52 » by bluejerseyjinx » Sat Apr 1, 2017 2:22 am

Cactus Jack wrote:
Otis Driftwood wrote: He spent a lot of time around King Felix trying to learn what he could

That's a good start! :wink:

Who's King Felix? Never heard of him.
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Post#53 » by Otis Driftwood » Sat Apr 1, 2017 2:52 am

bluejerseyjinx wrote:
Cactus Jack wrote:
Otis Driftwood wrote: He spent a lot of time around King Felix trying to learn what he could

That's a good start! :wink:

Who's King Felix? Never heard of him.


Not gonna do your homework...
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Post#54 » by Cactus Jack » Sat Apr 1, 2017 2:53 am

bluejerseyjinx wrote:
Cactus Jack wrote:
Otis Driftwood wrote: He spent a lot of time around King Felix trying to learn what he could

That's a good start! :wink:

Who's King Felix? Never heard of him.

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And you call yourself a baseball fan??? :roll:
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Post#55 » by Cactus Jack » Sat Apr 1, 2017 3:13 am

bluejerseyjinx wrote:
Cactus Jack wrote:
Otis Driftwood wrote: He spent a lot of time around King Felix trying to learn what he could

That's a good start! :wink:

Who's King Felix? Never heard of him.

That's Strike one, bud!

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Post#56 » by bluejerseyjinx » Sat Apr 1, 2017 4:57 am

I didn't know Seattle had a baseball team, lol.
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Post#57 » by bluejerseyjinx » Sat Apr 1, 2017 4:59 am

Otis Driftwood wrote:
bluejerseyjinx wrote:
Cactus Jack wrote:That's a good start! :wink:

Who's King Felix? Never heard of him.


Not gonna do your homework...

You could have played along. :wink:
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Post#58 » by Otis Driftwood » Sat Apr 1, 2017 11:32 am

bluejerseyjinx wrote:
Otis Driftwood wrote:
bluejerseyjinx wrote:Who's King Felix? Never heard of him.


Not gonna do your homework...

You could have played along. :wink:


You are a Cardinals fan. Go to hell.

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Post#59 » by RaoulDuke79 » Sat Apr 1, 2017 7:15 pm

King vs Keuchel on Monday night, Jack!

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Post#60 » by bluejerseyjinx » Sun Apr 2, 2017 12:52 am

Otis Driftwood wrote:
bluejerseyjinx wrote:
Otis Driftwood wrote:
Not gonna do your homework...

You could have played along. :wink:


You are a Cardinals fan. Go to hell.

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Gee, I hope your kidding.

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