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post #2386 of 4040
last year finally turned my wife into a bitter redsox fan. lol8[1].gif

I'm still optimistic that the AL east will turn into a cluster f*ck of all sub 90 win teams though icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

last year finally turned my wife into a bitter redsox fan. lol8[1].gif

I'm still optimistic that the AL east will turn into a cluster f*ck of all sub 90 win teams though icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

I would say there is a somewhat-realistic chance of that happening. Might become a Toronto fan.
post #2388 of 4040
My joy for going to opening day has waned a bit. It'll be the tigers 5th game means either Porcello or Smyly and not JV.
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Originally Posted by bdeuce22 View Post

My joy for going to opening day has waned a bit. It'll be the tigers 5th game means either Porcello or Smyly and not JV.

kinda wish everyone would hold their #1s for home openers...
post #2390 of 4040
The Tiger's starting pitching staff has been outstanding. Truly, this is a good omen about this season.
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Originally Posted by clarinetplayer View Post

The Tiger's starting pitching staff has been outstanding. Truly, this is a good omen about this season.

How do you think Sanchez and Porcello will turn out?

I'd put Scherzer at #3 of #2s in AL:

J.Johnson>Sale> Scherzer>CJ Wilson

Johnson will get hurt which makes Max #2.

National League gets a little more interesting:

Latos
Cliff Lee
Greinke
Medlen
Bumgarner
G. Gonzalez


IMO Overall #1s are:
Verlander
Darvish
Strasburg
Sabathia
Kershaw
F. Hernandez
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Are you projecting Darvish as the number 2 or basing that off last year? Because CC was better than him last season.

post #2393 of 4040
I think mad max will have a great year. When he is on his stuff is electric. He averaged 11K per 9 last year.

The tigers staff is crazy
post #2394 of 4040
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

Are you projecting Darvish as the number 2 or basing that off last year? Because CC was better than him last season.

Projecting. And only slightly ahead of CC.

I used to use last year, then I learned better.

e.g. Trout and Verlander are equal value.

Darvish and CC are a super value because they won't go till the 4th round unless someone really reaches. The ideal situation would be 12/1...
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Originally Posted by bdeuce22 View Post

I think mad max will have a great year. When he is on his stuff is electric. He averaged 11K per 9 last year.

The tigers staff is crazy

Prob is when he's on...

I took him a couple of years ago when I figured he was the next big thing.

And last year likewise. He was really bad the 1st half, so I dropped him.

Then during the second half he was one of the 10 best pitchers in baseball. Fuck me.
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Originally Posted by Steve B. View Post


I would think most in Cincy would feel as you feel. Broxton is good, but he's not Chapman.

IMO Dusty Baker is an idiot. He ruined Jason Schmidt and Robb Nen's arms, and cost The Giants the World Series with his famous walk to the mound in Anaheim.

 

I'm still very torn on Baker. He is not well liked in Cincy, despite the recent success. I'm still pissed about how he managed our starting pitching in the series against the Giants last season  in the NLDS. Much more credit (and deservedly so) goes to Walk Jockety and ownership for making some moves and being willing to spend some money.

 

Dusty is a players manager, not a game manager. He is at his best motivating players behind closed doors and we really don't get to see that. His track record of ruining young pitchers terrifies me, although I do think he has gotten better. Having a strong bullpen certainly helps with this.

 

 

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Not really, but OK.

 

I could argue this both ways. I would argue that a dominant closer is a crucial component to most Championship teams (at least since the 90's). Blown saves have a psychological effect on a team that cannot be measured by statistics.

 

On a pure innings basis, you are 100% right of course. A closer just has a lot more appearances and handles the 9th (or jams), which are a different animal from the 3rd inning.

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Originally Posted by bdeuce22 View Post

Yankees will not make the playoffs.

Yankees are in trouble. No doubt about it. If it was the middle of the season I might argue that Cano could carry them for awhile, but starting like this out of the gate is difficult to do.

 

The upside is that it should be easier to get tickets to the company box icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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Originally Posted by RedLeg View Post

Yankees are in trouble. No doubt about it. If it was the middle of the season I might argue that Cano could carry them for awhile, but starting like this out of the gate is difficult to do.

The upside is that it should be easier to get tickets to the company box icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

I'd really like to see them deal Cano to some big spending contender for prospects. Possibly Granderson as well. No one in their right mind would take on Tex's contract. Its just time to clean house and start over.
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

Its just time to clean house and start over.

Common theme in your posts, huh? laugh.gif
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Originally Posted by Neo_Version 7 View Post

Common theme in your posts, huh? laugh.gif

these days, yeah
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