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#21 of 40 OFFLINE   Aaron Silverman

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Posted December 06 2013 - 11:54 AM

I like how the Cano signing was announced about 5 minutes after a slew of reports that Jay-Z had torpedoed the entire negotiation by demanding an extra year. :)


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#22 of 40 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted December 06 2013 - 12:40 PM

I like how the Cano signing was announced about 5 minutes after a slew of reports that Jay-Z had torpedoed the entire negotiation by demanding an extra year. :)

 

:laugh:

 

I know--right?  The M's say they'll do 8 years $200-Million...but would consider stretching to 9-years $225-Million and the Mariner's owner explodes, stomps out and shuts down the talks after Jay-Z says they'll only accept 10-years, $250-Million.

 

And then they quickly agree on 10-years, $240-Million.

 

Crazy.


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#23 of 40 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted December 06 2013 - 01:45 PM

It's hard to believe the Winter Meetings haven't even started yet.

 

The Phillies are apparently shopping around Jonathan Papelbon. 


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Posted December 07 2013 - 12:16 PM

Here's some good news for the BoSox. :)

 

http://espn.go.com/b...-sox-agree-deal

 

And it looks like Beltran is a Yankee.

 

http://espn.go.com/n...45-million-deal


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#25 of 40 OFFLINE   Aaron Silverman

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Posted December 09 2013 - 11:45 AM

You can never have too many expensive players over the age of 35! :)


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Posted January 12 2014 - 09:51 PM

A-Rod is out for the entire 2014 season.

 

But today's important news is just one month until pitchers and catchers report!  :biggrin:


There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted January 13 2014 - 07:38 AM

and A-Rod?



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Posted January 13 2014 - 09:37 AM

I know this will be a very unpopular opinion here because of the fans that post in this head but the A-Rod suspension seems over the top. He really should have only gotten 50 games but Bud is just being Bud.

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Posted January 13 2014 - 11:50 AM

I'm a fan that posts in this thread.

 

And I would have preferred that A-Rod had gotten 50 games.  And, frankly, I don't know why he got such a lengthy penalty when others have not.  I've never really understood that.  I'm surprised it's allowed under the CBA.


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Posted January 16 2014 - 06:24 PM

Well the day so many of the posters here in the HTF baseball threads has arrived, the expansion of replay has begun.

 

http://espn.go.com/m...ded-replay-2014

 

There are some limits to what can be reviewed and umpires will not be able to trigger a review until the the 7th inning. 

 

Here are some of the plays that will now be reviewable. 

 

In addition to home runs, expanded replay was unanimously approved by MLB owners for the following plays:

• Ground-rule double
• Fan interference
• Stadium boundary calls
• Force play*
• Tag play
• Fair/foul in outfield only 
• Trap play in outfield only
• Batter hit by pitch
• Timing play
• Touching a base (requires appeal)
• Passing runners
• Record keeping

*Except fielder's touching of second on double play

 

Somewhere there is an ex Tigers pitcher that is sad that this day came several years too late. 


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#31 of 40 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted January 16 2014 - 08:33 PM

Ugh.

 

I'm telling you, it's not going to be good.

 

And this:

 

• Force play*
 

*Except fielder's touching of second on double play

 

is shameful.  Putting in writing that you are not going to selectively ignore one rule while enforcing the rest. 


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#32 of 40 OFFLINE   Aaron Silverman

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Posted January 17 2014 - 11:56 AM

Welcome to the 1980s, Major League Baseball!

Mike, the reason that they aren't allowing review of "neighborhood" plays at second is because they're afraid (quite reasonably IMO) that it would encourage more collisions, which they're trying to reduce. (The next thing they're working on is some kind of ban on collisions at the plate. . .we'll see what they come up with, I guess.)
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Posted January 17 2014 - 01:21 PM

Mike, the reason that they aren't allowing review of "neighborhood" plays at second is because they're afraid (quite reasonably IMO) that it would encourage more collisions, which they're trying to reduce. (The next thing they're working on is some kind of ban on collisions at the plate. . .we'll see what they come up with, I guess.)

 

Maybe the players could just sit around a card table in the clubhouse and play Strat-O-Matic baseball.  They might be even less likely to get hurt that way.  speechless-smiley-034.gif


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Posted January 20 2014 - 11:46 AM

I prefer Replay to Strat-O-Matic. :P


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Posted January 22 2014 - 09:26 AM

And the Yankees reportedly win the Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes!  Seven years $155M.

 

I sincerely wish him the same amount of success as his countryman Daisuke Matsuzaka.  :biggrin:


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Posted January 22 2014 - 11:18 AM

Everything except the ring!

 

You know who's REALLY pissed off about this? Yu Darvish!


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Posted March 02 2014 - 12:02 PM

Yaz scores the first run for the Orioles in today's O's/Red Sox spring training game in Fort Myers.

 

"Yaz" as in Michael Yastrzemski (grandson of Carl Michael Yastrzemski).

 

I always wondered why my parents named me Michael rather than Carl.  :laugh:


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Posted March 06 2014 - 03:20 PM

Mike,

I wasn't sure where to put this Red Sox news story.  Please feel free to move it if necessary.

 

:(

 

http://espn.go.com/b...infant-son-died



#39 of 40 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted March 06 2014 - 05:23 PM

So sad.

 

Just the worst kind of nightmare for any family.


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Posted March 06 2014 - 05:24 PM

In other news, Jeter gets his first hits of spring training...a solid single and double against the Phillies today. 


There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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