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 Post subject: Re: 2018 MLB Thread
PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:10 am 
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Baseball sucks now :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:00 pm 
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Fuck that guy and fuck every idiot who pushed for him to get into the Hall of Fame.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:48 pm 
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I thought it had gotten past thinking that a guy with one awesome game and excusing his high numbers as "pitching to the score" should be in the HOF, but I guess not.

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 MLB Thread
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:44 pm 
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The Giants are .500. They've been .500 all season. They'll likely end the season around .500. They are a .500 team.

McCutchen and Longoria were good additions, but this team is just too old, too rickety and too far removed from 2010-2014 to make it out of the NL.

Posey just seems worn out, even though he's still a treat to watch. Bumgarner has suffered silly injuries in consecutive seasons, and now has a dangerously hittable fastball. He's a free agent after next season and unless he starts to flash signs of his old self, they'd be crazy to give him a long-term extension, especially with Cueto and Samardzija already crashing out.

One the plus side, Duggar, Suarez and Pudge's kid look like keepers, so this season isn't a complete bust. Slater can hit too and Panda/Hansen make for a versatile bench. Bullpen has also been stellar, save for last night.

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 MLB Thread
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On Verlander, Upton and his comeback.

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Time waits for no one: King Felix pulled from the Mariners rotation after over a decade.

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Rox bullpen once again implodes at the worst possible time.


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 MLB Thread
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Fuck José Ureña. What a fucking tool.

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This is great. Cutch summarizing a brawl.

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 MLB Thread
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:00 pm 
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Why would you wait until after the non-waiver deadline to conduct a fire sale?


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 MLB Thread
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:08 pm 
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Pokecheque wrote:
Why would you wait until after the non-waiver deadline to conduct a fire sale?


The Nats thought they were still in it! Not anymore. Besides, Murphy and Adams won't go for much, and I don't think Harper will move.

Giants in the same boat: thought they were a good week away from being back in it, held on at the deadline, then went downhill immediately after. McCutchen will likely go to a contender.

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They're saying on SXM Radio that Harper was put on waivers and claimed by the Dodgers, then pulled him back.

I'm guessing the Rox stick with what they have. If anything, they send someone down to make room for Matt Holliday, who's been busy working his way back up through the minors.


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 MLB Thread
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:28 pm 
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Pokecheque wrote:
They're saying on SXM Radio that Harper was put on waivers and claimed by the Dodgers, then pulled him back.

I'm guessing the Rox stick with what they have. If anything, they send someone down to make room for Matt Holliday, who's been busy working his way back up through the minors.


Just beat the damn Dodgers for me. Arizona and Colorado in the playoffs would be fun.

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