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2014 MLB Season Thread - Page 90

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Originally Posted by Slopho View Post

I think the best thing about the Boston "situation" is that Peter Gammons has to shut his big mouth. I used to like him until he came down on Melvin Mora for throwing a "sucker punch" during a bean ball riot between the O's and Sox. I happen to run in to Tim Kurkjain at Montgomery Mall a couple of weeks ago.

^gammons was always a boston homer - stemming from his Boston Globe roots.

I remember hating Mora then they did that focus piece on him and his tons-o-kids that resulted from IVF treatments with his wife.



after that I rooted for him to get that next big contract .... he'll need every last penny to pay off all those simultaneous college tuitions.
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

All these jokers. Do the teams know their guy is in the appeals process before the suspensions are handed down? Have the A's and Giants known they were going to lose these guys for months now?
What do you guys think of Clemens making a little "comeback?" Stunt? Attention whore?
I can't help but wonder if his goal is to make an MLB appearance of any sort to push his HOF vote back another 5 years, hoping that the steroids storm clouds will have dissipated somewhat.

I have a soft spot for Clemens. What I think is strange is that all the people who "know" that Bonds was a HOFer before he cheated and those who "know" that McGwire or Palmeiro would have only made the Hall because of "chemical aid" don't have a black or white position on Clemens. I think he's a HOFer.

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^gammons was always a boston homer - stemming from his Boston Globe roots.
I remember hating Mora then they did that focus piece on him and his tons-o-kids that resulted from IVF treatments with his wife.

after that I rooted for him to get that next big contract .... he'll need every last penny to pay off all those simultaneous college tuitions.

DC has many homers, but my favorite memory of complete non-homerism comes from John Riggins back in 1998. The Redskins were gearing up the play the Minnesota Vikings and Riggins was asked if the Skins could win, Riggins responds "Not without a gatling gun!" Vikings 41 Skins 7.
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Holy crap, according to ESPN, Sawx working on a mega-trade with the Dodgers that could include Crawford, Punto, Adrian Gonzalez, and Beckett. WTF?
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The Gonzales part is really surprising, but the Crawford and Beckett parts make sense. And if they're going to give up Punto, they'd better get something really good in return.
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That's an awesome move for both teams. In reality, this Red Sox roster isn't going anywhere and they're saddled with horrible contracts for non-performing players. The Dodgers would have to take Gonzalez, as they're not really getting anything in either Crawford or Beckett but the possibility of potential. I think Crawford is going to be shutdown for the season and Beckett's all but a waste of space. They've been bereft of someone at first base for years now as well. In return, the Sox get rid of somewhere in the range of $250 million off their books. Sounds like a win win.
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Holy crap, according to ESPN, Sawx working on a mega-trade with the Dodgers that could include Crawford, Punto, Adrian Gonzalez, and Beckett. WTF?

Someone wake up Edina!!
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Someone wake up Edina!!

Please don't
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I think Crawford already underwent Tommy John. He's going to be done for a few minutes.
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Originally Posted by Slopho View Post

I think Crawford already underwent Tommy John. He's going to be done for a few minutes.

You're right. I just read he's going to be on the shelf until after the start of the 2013 season. They're basically just dumping his salary at this point.
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

In return, the Sox get rid of somewhere in the range of $250 million off their books. Sounds like a win win.

You're not supposed to take on salary & give up top young talent too. de la Rosa is a potential 1 or 2 in the rotation & Webster is the Dodgers's #2 prospect. I hope Kasten (& Colletti) were able to get money back too.
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Originally Posted by bcate3 View Post

You're not supposed to take on salary & give up top young talent too. de la Rosa is a potential 1 or 2 in the rotation & Webster is the Dodgers's #2 prospect. I hope Kasten (& Colletti) were able to get money back too.

They got one of the top 10 first basemen in the game. Plus the possibility of a decent starter and outfielder. And Nick Punto.
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For this to work wouldn't all players have to pass through waivers?? If I'm the Giants, why would I let this happen?
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Originally Posted by Slopho View Post

For this to work wouldn't all players have to pass through waivers?? If I'm the Giants, why would I let this happen?

I think the Dodgers won the claims on them, or at least some of them. I'm not sure if in a multiplayer deal you need to have everyone pass through.
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

I think the Dodgers won the claims on them, or at least some of them. I'm not sure if in a multiplayer deal you need to have everyone pass through.

Oh yes. If you make any trade after the deadline all the players have to pass though waivers. That the Dodgers won claims on a couple of players isn't surprising, but I don't know if its going to work.
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Originally Posted by Slopho View Post

Oh yes. If you make any trade after the deadline all the players have to pass though waivers. That the Dodgers won claims on a couple of players isn't surprising, but I don't know if its going to work.

I think it will. No one else will be interested in taking on anywhere near that much salary.
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