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Clockwork Orange
04-23-2007, 10:47 PM
The Man-Child takes one out to straightaway center!!

http://www.sethspeaks.net/princefielder.jpg

:notworthy

-Slap-
04-23-2007, 10:49 PM
The Man-Child takes one out to straightaway center!!

http://www.sethspeaks.net/princefielder.jpg

:notworthy

That was a freaking moon shot to dead center!

I love watching that kid.

:strong:

SouthStndJunkie
04-23-2007, 11:04 PM
Move over Albert, you've got company. A-Rod hits his 2nd of the night and #14 of the month to tie the Major League record for homers in April.

Simply unbelievable. Is it too early to start talking about A-Rod possibly legitimizing the single season home run record?

Dude is on fire. I find myself rooting for the guy......and I am not a Yankees fan.

Clockwork Orange
04-23-2007, 11:10 PM
Alert the media! JJ Putz finally gets a save opportunity!! ;D

RhymesayersDU
04-23-2007, 11:57 PM
I'm going to laugh so hard if A-Rod does something special (has a career year, breaks a record of some sort, etc) and yet the Yankees miss the playoffs.

Yankee fan's collective head will explode.

Clockwork Orange
04-24-2007, 12:06 AM
Make it two for the Man-Child!! :~ohyah!:

-Slap-
04-24-2007, 12:10 AM
Make it two for the Man-Child!! :~ohyah!:

That one didn't travel quite as far, but it was even higher.

:strong:

http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/2837/050625princefieldervmedij9.jpg

azbroncfan
04-24-2007, 01:31 AM
I hear AROD's new nickname is MR APRIL.

Taco John
04-24-2007, 03:44 AM
That's Mr. Rod to you... ;)

MechanicalBull
04-24-2007, 12:07 PM
King Felix is on the DL

The Seattle Mariners (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/teams/sea/) placed ace right-hander Felix Hernandez (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/7487/) on the 15-day disabled list on Monday, shelving their hard-throwing 21-year-old until at least May 4.
http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-mariners-hernandez&prov=ap&type=lgns

NaptownChief
04-24-2007, 12:11 PM
I hear AROD's new nickname is MR APRIL.



If he keeps this up for a little longer his new name will be Mr Best Player Of All Time in a few years.

NaptownChief
04-24-2007, 12:12 PM
I had JJ Hardy pegged for a breakout year coming in and it looks like it might be happening. He busted his 6th dong last night. I drafted him in 2 of my 3 leagues and my only regrets is not getting him in all 3.

-Slap-
04-24-2007, 01:53 PM
I had JJ Hardy pegged for a breakout year coming in and it looks like it might be happening. He busted his 6th dong last night. I drafted him in 2 of my 3 leagues and my only regrets is not getting him in all 3.

Good call, but I'm surprised you had to draft him. I took him real late in an NL Only draft, so he started the year on the waiver wire in 95% of mixed leagues.

PatsWin2002
04-24-2007, 01:58 PM
He busted his 6th dong last night.

:saywhat: Yikes!

What league are YOU watching? ;D

Rock Chalk
04-24-2007, 02:02 PM
Andy Pettite is the main allure to NY at this point for Clemens. He could come to Boston and finish where he started and win one here.

I still think he'll pitch for the Astros first, but the fact remains that he could tilt the biggest rivalry in sports one way or the other - and that scares me. And it should scare Yankees fans too, but they're too arrogant to understand it. :)

Man, Im torn on the Clemens deal. Dude still has great stuff but ****, Im tired of the damn games.

Id rather he just get it over with and go to one of the two evil empires of the east.

NaptownChief
04-24-2007, 02:28 PM
Good call, but I'm surprised you had to draft him. I took him real late in an NL Only draft, so he started the year on the waiver wire in 95% of mixed leagues.



I probably wouldn't have had to in the two leagues that I got him...picked him in the 23rd and final round of one and something like the 21st in the other. The one league I didn't get him was an auction league that had position limits and I got stuck with Carlos Guilen and Jhonny Peralta trying to run up prices.

MechanicalBull
04-24-2007, 05:22 PM
Griffey was sidelined for a couple games with inflammation of the colon. That just sounds horrible. I feel so bad for this guy in his early years he was on pace to be one of the greatest players ever and then all his injuries occured. Nothing bad was ever brought up about him like steroids or hgh, he has just had some real bad luck.

He went from a sure fire HOFer to borderline and now with his past couple seasons believe he is a lock again for the Hall of Fame.

Clockwork Orange
04-24-2007, 06:42 PM
K-Rod blows the save as the Angels blow a 7-0 lead, Tigers go up 8-7 on a 2 run bomb from Magglio Ordonez.

OrangeShadow
04-24-2007, 06:46 PM
ouch^

Clockwork Orange
04-24-2007, 06:56 PM
Double blown save as Jones gives up one in the 9th. 8-8 going to extras.

MechanicalBull
04-24-2007, 08:34 PM
Blue Jays | Ryan moved to 60-day DL
Tue, 24 Apr 2007 08:54:50 -0700
Jordan Bastian, of BlueJays.MLB.com, reports the Toronto Blue Jays (http://www.kffl.com/team/70/mlb) moved CL B.J. Ryan (http://www.kffl.com/player/5107/mlb) (elbow) to the 60-day disabled list Monday, April 23.

That has to hurt for some fantasy teams, right Taco? ;D

OrangeShadow
04-24-2007, 08:36 PM
jones you douche!!!!!

Clockwork Orange
04-24-2007, 08:57 PM
I don't have Ryan on any of my teams, but I managed to snag Jason Frasor in one league right after Ryan got hurt.

Free closer. Bonus. :~ohyah!:

-Slap-
04-24-2007, 09:07 PM
Oh HELL yeah!

0-2 pitch and red hot Rich Hill hangs a breaking ball. Prince smashes it into the right field bleachers with the wind blowing straight in.

:)

Clockwork Orange
04-24-2007, 09:07 PM
Rich Hill just had his 19 inning shutout streak snapped by the Man-Child.

http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2006/writers/tom_verducci/04/11/sleeper.formula/t1_fielder.jpg

That's three in the last two for the young man. :notworthy

Clockwork Orange
04-24-2007, 09:09 PM
Scott Kazmir was looking pretty good until he threw away a comebacker that allowed Matsui to reach. Posada drove him in, Phelps drove Posada in and all of a sudden a 2-1 lead is a 3-2 defecit.

Crap.

-Slap-
04-24-2007, 09:12 PM
Gotta love the way he hits lefties with such power. I actually think I might have underestimated his ceiling. He's only 23.

-Slap-
04-24-2007, 09:13 PM
Scott Kazmir was looking pretty good until he threw away a comebacker that allowed Matsui to reach. Posada drove him in, Phelps drove Posada in and all of a sudden a 2-1 lead is a 3-2 defecit.

Crap.

Damn.

Clockwork Orange
04-24-2007, 09:25 PM
Damn.

If there's a positive in that, it's that both of the runs that scored were unearned.

OrangeShadow
04-24-2007, 09:28 PM
damn sox bullpen imploded. tavarez wasnt much help

Clockwork Orange
04-24-2007, 09:31 PM
Rockies lack of offense screws Aaron Cook. He pitched 7 shutout innings at Shea tonight and won't get a decision because the Rockies couldn't give him a single run of support.

Future Rockies closer, Manny Corpas, worked a scoreless 8th, by the way. :yep:

Clockwork Orange
04-24-2007, 09:32 PM
Carl Crawford with a grand slam takes Kazmir off the hook!

http://detroit.tigers.mlb.com/images/2005/06/04/HWE5Tcgo.jpg

-Slap-
04-24-2007, 09:36 PM
Carl Crawford with a grand slam takes Kazmir off the hook!

http://detroit.tigers.mlb.com/images/2005/06/04/HWE5Tcgo.jpg

Unfortunately, he didn't make it out of the top of the sixth, so he won't get the W.

Perhaps Automatic Al Reyes will ring up another save, though.

Clockwork Orange
04-24-2007, 09:38 PM
Unfortunately, he didn't make it out of the top of the sixth, so he won't get the W.

Perhaps Automatic Al Reyes will ring up another save, though.

I know, but at least he won't take the L. He pitched well enough against that tough Yankee lineup tonight that he didn't deserve a loss.

Yikes, the wind screwed roto owners of Alfonso Soriano there. If the wind isn't blowing straight in, Soriano's got his first homer as a Cub.

MechanicalBull
04-24-2007, 09:40 PM
The Mets better do something here in the bottom of the 9th after that debacle against Atl yesterday.

Edit:nevermind, inning ending double play by Alou. Extra Innings here we come.

Clockwork Orange
04-24-2007, 09:53 PM
Tulowitzki with an RBI triple in the 10th to give the Rox a 1-0 lead.

Here comes Fuentes.

Clockwork Orange
04-24-2007, 10:00 PM
Fuentes blows his first save of the year. A 2 out, 2 strike pitch is hit out of the park by pinch hitter Damion Easley.

This Rockies team just can't do much right these days.

Hercules Rockefeller
04-24-2007, 10:03 PM
Damn Fuentes

-Slap-
04-24-2007, 10:16 PM
Carlos Quentin with his first homer of the season. 2-0 Snakes in Unit's first start of the season.

Clockwork Orange
04-24-2007, 10:19 PM
Jeremy Affeldt is a ****ing loser.

-Slap-
04-24-2007, 10:19 PM
Unit serves up a cock high fastball to Adrian Gonzalez and the game is tied 2-2.

Clockwork Orange
04-24-2007, 10:39 PM
Speier balks the potential winning run to 3rd.

It's enough to make a grown man weep.

WABronco
04-25-2007, 12:14 AM
Glad I went with Adrian Gonzalez over Frank Thomas for my last UTIL spot...yowza he's lookin' good right now.

-Slap-
04-25-2007, 12:20 AM
Glad I went with Adrian Gonzalez over Frank Thomas for my last UTIL spot...yowza he's lookin' good right now.

Can you imagine the numbers he would be putting up if they had found a place for him in Texas?

Clockwork Orange
04-25-2007, 12:22 AM
Can you imagine the numbers he would be putting up if they had found a place for him in Texas?

I'm willing to bet they'd be better than the .224 with 0 HR & 3 RBI that Mark Teixeira has put up so far this season.

Pendejo
04-25-2007, 03:27 AM
Can you imagine the numbers he would be putting up if they had found a place for him in Texas?

Hah! The Madres walked all over the Rangers in that deal. They got a young first baseman who should win the next 10 NL Gold Gloves...a very good starting pitcher, and T. Sledge for a nut job, and Aki Otsuka. (Aki enters games to Hell's Bells as an homage to Trevor Hoffman.)

As it turns out Baloney t!ts is a Rangers fan and thought that they made out ok on the deal.

Adrian will put up fine numbers in Petco with that sweet swing of his. He'll hit for average and solid power...to all fields...as he's legit. Unlike I tripped and separated my shoulder/if you moved the fences in 40 feet that one would have been gone Nevin/Klesko.

Bronco LB 59
04-25-2007, 03:55 AM
Hah! The Madres walked all over the Rangers in that deal. They got a young first baseman who should win the next 10 NL Gold Gloves...a very good starting pitcher, and T. Sledge for a nut job, and Aki Otsuka. (Aki enters games to Hell's Bells as an homage to Trevor Hoffman.)

My only minor complaint about that deal is I wish San Diego would have kept Aki and shipped Linebrink to Texas instead. I miss his Corky's Pest Control commercial.

Bronco LB 59
04-25-2007, 04:00 AM
Carlos Quentin with his first homer of the season. 2-0 Snakes in Unit's first start of the season.

I was shocked that the least impulsive and fickle manager in my longtime keeper league dropped Quentin yesterday. I have #3 waiver priority, hopefully I claim him with the Phil Hughes smokescreen on Yahoo!

Bronco LB 59
04-25-2007, 04:04 AM
Future Rockies closer, Manny Corpas, worked a scoreless 8th, by the way. :yep:

Fuentes is my #2 closer and I'm going to pick up Corpas as insurance as soon an open spot becomes available.

Hogan11
04-25-2007, 09:52 AM
Maholm was a monster last night...a three hit, complete game. :thumbs:

I love playing the Astros...they're the only team my Buccos totally own thus far this year. Hopefully Duke gets back on track tonight.

TheChamp24
04-25-2007, 01:25 PM
Hah! The Madres walked all over the Rangers in that deal. They got a young first baseman who should win the next 10 NL Gold Gloves...a very good starting pitcher, and T. Sledge for a nut job, and Aki Otsuka. (Aki enters games to Hell's Bells as an homage to Trevor Hoffman.)

As it turns out Baloney t!ts is a Rangers fan and thought that they made out ok on the deal.

Adrian will put up fine numbers in Petco with that sweet swing of his. He'll hit for average and solid power...to all fields...as he's legit. Unlike I tripped and separated my shoulder/if you moved the fences in 40 feet that one would have been gone Nevin/Klesko.

Wasn't Adrian first drafted by the Marlins? I remember when he got drafted people were questioning the Marlins because the experts didn't think he was worth the #1 overall pick that year.
Indeed, he was drafted by the Marlins who then traded him in a deal that got them....Ugueth Urbina. lol
And jesus did the Padres rob the Rangers in that deal. No wonder the Rangers are horrible. They trade away guys for nothing. lol

Also, what the hell is with your last sentence there?

And another thing, maybe by mid May the Rockies will have 10 team homeruns...its so pathetic watching them hit while the pitching is outstanding.

Pendejo
04-25-2007, 01:40 PM
Also, what the hell is with your last sentence there?


It was an esoteric sentence referring to Phil Nevin and Ryan Klesko's penchant for hurting themselves, and staring in disbelief as their fly balls drifted softly into the waiting gloves of outfielders a step or two in front of the warning track.

TheChamp24
04-25-2007, 01:42 PM
It was an esoteric sentence referring to Phil Nevin and Ryan Klesko's penchant for hurting themselves, and staring in disbelief as their fly balls drifted softly into the waiting gloves of outfielders a step or two in front of the warning track.

It made my brain hurt because it didn't make sense

TheChamp24
04-25-2007, 01:48 PM
Holy ****! The Rockies hit a homerun! Mabry with a 3 run bomb to right, and its 6-0 Rockies! Wow, I'm speachless.

Clockwork Orange
04-25-2007, 02:05 PM
Matt Holliday isn't hitting many home runs early on, but he's damn sure still hitting.

TheChamp24
04-25-2007, 02:21 PM
Holy cow someone woke Taveras up! 3-4 today, 2 runs and a RBI!

MechanicalBull
04-25-2007, 02:35 PM
Good job today Mets. Way to go. Given up 10 runs already and the game is only half way over.

TheChamp24
04-25-2007, 02:49 PM
11 runs now as Helton is 4-4 with 2 doubles, 3 RBI's and a couple runs scored. Gotta love that guy.
Mets announcers did talk about poor Rockies ownership, I liked how they talked about the Rockies team and fans though. Said that in the 90's, they didn't think anybody loved their team more than Rockie fans, but now thats gone away with some poor decisions and very unsuccessful seasons. They think that they got some promising young guys to maybe turn it around and get the fans back.

Disco Man
04-25-2007, 03:24 PM
http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20070425&content_id=1929526&vkey=news_chc&fext=.jsp&c_id=chc
More great news for Cub fans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Clockwork Orange
04-25-2007, 10:13 PM
CC Slobathia butchers my ERA this evening. :moody:

Hotwheelz
04-25-2007, 10:43 PM
Peavy with 9 SO's in a row.

TheChamp24
04-25-2007, 10:47 PM
Holy ****, 9 K's in a row? Wow, just wow.

MechanicalBull
04-25-2007, 10:52 PM
Bonds with another dinger. The way he is going the record will be broken in about a month or so.

Pendejo
04-25-2007, 11:44 PM
Holy ****, 9 K's in a row? Wow, just wow.

Listening on the radio "Call a real cop" thought he got jobbed out of tying the record with 10 K's in a row.

He's done throwing tonight...with a pedestrian 16 K's.

It's up to the Bully now.

Clockwork Orange
04-25-2007, 11:47 PM
Geez, Peavy, save some of that for next week when you're in my lineup.

I traded for him this week and have him as a two start pitcher next week. :~ohyah!:

Clockwork Orange
04-26-2007, 12:12 AM
Peavy won't get a W for his gem as Trevor Hoffman blows the save. :nono:

-Slap-
04-26-2007, 12:27 AM
Bonds with another dinger. The way he is going the record will be broken in about a month or so.

Not really.

755 clean home runs weigh more than X number of tainted ones.

http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/1134/satterwhiteaaronky7.jpg

Pendejo
04-26-2007, 12:39 AM
Peavy won't get a W for his gem as Trevor Hoffman blows the save. :nono:

Jake has struck out 16 batters in a game each of the past two seasons. He hasn't won either of them. The Madres have scored a grand total of 3 runs combined between the two games.

Things just don't seem to come together when Peavy tosses a gem. He got hammered by Pujols and the cards last year only to get the win after the MAdres bats showed up in force. Even last Thursday...he was deadly going into the fifth, but got hit pretty good after that. But the Madres had already staked him to a 7-0 lead...and poured it on after the score was 7-5.

Cripes...it's frustrating.

I'm pretty sure that last season Peavy had the worst run support of any starter in the Bigs...which is a big part of his less than "jake" won/loss record a year ago.

Taco John
04-26-2007, 01:07 AM
I traded for him this week and have him as a two start pitcher next week. :~ohyah!:


The definition of happiness - a two start ace. :)

-Slap-
04-26-2007, 01:18 AM
Some young players who might be making roto and real life impacts soon:

SP Tim Lincecum (Giants) who is just destroying hitters in AAA. He still has some command issues to work out, though.

3B Ryan Braun (Brewers) would have made the team out of spring training, but he's a butcher with the glove. Crushing the ball in the minors and the Counsell/Graffinino platoon @ 3B is an offensive black hole in the Brewers lineup.

OF Felix Pie (Cubs) has already been called up and was playing regularly when Soriano was out. Expect him to stick and get the lion's share of ABs in CF with Soriano moving to LF. Five tool player. His BA should be higher right now, too. I've seen him hit the ball hard right at people a couple times already. Big time talent.

Taco John
04-26-2007, 01:27 AM
3B Ryan Braun (Brewers) would have made the team out of spring training, but he's a butcher with the glove. Crushing the ball in the minors and the Counsell/Graffinino platoon @ 3B is an offensive black hole in the Brewers lineup.



hmmm...

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/7856

-Slap-
04-26-2007, 01:45 AM
Ryan Braun (http://mlb.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?player_id=460075)

Born in Mission Hills, CA, but he rejected the douchebags from Kennedy and went to high school at John Elway's (and my) alma mater, Granada Hills.

Rake at the plate, butcher in the field.

http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/6715/ryanbraunsmyo7.jpg

Bronco LB 59
04-26-2007, 02:39 AM
Some young players who might be making roto and real life impacts soon:

SP Tim Lincecum (Giants) who is just destroying hitters in AAA. He still has some command issues to work out, though.

I have watched Lincecum in person during three of his four starts this season. He's so good his worst performance was a no-hit 6 and 1/3 inning performance on Monday evening, a game in which he walked six and hit-a-batter. He does have command issues (throws a lot of four-seamers high in the zone), but his Triple-A opponents aren't a suitable challenge for him. He's ready, he will have his great games, but he'll also go through his hard knocks when his control is gone.

He's listed at 5-11, but I think he's more like 5-9. He's so fun to watch. I love his old school, Bob Feller-like windup and delivery that his father patterned after watching Sandy Koufax on tape. The best player in the 06 draft fell to #10 to the Giants because scouts didn't think he would last over the long-term because of his frame and mechanics.

Here's a video of Lincecum I posted on You Tube:

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Bronco LB 59
04-26-2007, 02:49 AM
3B Ryan Braun (Brewers) would have made the team out of spring training, but he's a butcher with the glove. Crushing the ball in the minors and the Counsell/Graffinino platoon @ 3B is an offensive black hole in the Brewers lineup.

The third basemen taken in the first five picks of the 05 draft are quite a trio (Gordon, Zimmerman, Braun). Braun is not the only Brewer at Triple-A Nashville to keep an eye on.

Check out Yovani Gallardo:

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=Yovani%2520Gallardo&pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=451596

Here is a video I put on You Tube of Ryan Braun knocking in a run during the 06 Arizona Fall League

<object width="425" height="350"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/FKpt_pI7eRA"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/FKpt_pI7eRA" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350"></embed></object>

-Slap-
04-26-2007, 02:53 AM
Cool stuff. Do you agree with me that Phillip Hughes is not quite ready for prime time?

Clockwork Orange
04-26-2007, 02:57 AM
I'll put Lincecum next to Andrew Miller on the "Guys the Rockies could have taken instead of future #4 starter Greg Reynolds" list.

Bronco LB 59
04-26-2007, 03:06 AM
Cool stuff. Do you agree with me that Phillip Hughes is not quite ready for prime time?

Talking to a person who used #1 waiver priority on Hamels in a Yahoo keeper league in 06, I currently don't have a waiver claim on Hughes even though I have #3 priority.

One would have to stretch to knock Hughes' numbers in the minors, but I just don't like the circumstances surrounding the call up. The Big Apple is expecting Hughes to step in and pitch like Ron Guidry.

-Slap-
04-26-2007, 03:08 AM
Talking to a person who used #1 waiver priority on Hamels in a Yahoo keeper league in 06, I currently don't have a waiver claim on Hughes even though I have #3 priority.

One would have to stretch to knock Hughes' numbers in the minors, but I just don't like the circumstances surrounding the call up. The Big Apple is expecting Hughes to step in and pitch like Ron Guidry.

Way I hear it, this is a directive straight from Steinbrenner. Those work out about 3% of the time.

:~ohyah!:

Bronco LB 59
04-26-2007, 03:18 AM
I'll put Lincecum next to Andrew Miller on the "Guys the Rockies could have taken instead of future #4 starter Greg Reynolds" list.

It was an economic motivated reach just like the Padres did with Tim Stauffer in 03 with the #4 pick. He has a 1.89 ERA in three starts with Double-A Tulsa. Good pitcher, but lacks the raw stuff you'd like to have with the #2 overall.

Even though it was a bad move by O'Dowd, I still love the Rockies system.

Taco John
04-26-2007, 03:22 AM
So am I an idiot for holding onto Brett Meyers?

Clockwork Orange
04-26-2007, 03:24 AM
It was an economic motivated reach just like the Padres did with Tim Stauffer in 03 with the #4 pick. He has a 1.89 ERA in three starts with Double-A Tulsa. Good pitcher, but lacks the raw stuff you'd like to have with the #2 overall.

Even though it was a bad move by O'Dowd, I still love the Rockies system.

Yes, the knock on him has been that he doesn't miss any bats.

He could turn into a pretty solid starter, but I just think that you should go for someone with a chance to be an impact player when you're drafting 2nd overall. Especially when you consider that they could have also gone for Evan Longoria and possibly filled the black hole called 2nd base that's never been properly addressed.

-Slap-
04-26-2007, 03:29 AM
So am I an idiot for holding onto Brett Meyers?

No. Only idiots are releasing him.

He'll replace Gordon as closer or wind up back in the rotation by the end of May. They didn't give him a three year $25.5 million extension in the off season to pitch the seventh inning.

Clockwork Orange
04-26-2007, 03:36 AM
Speaking of possible closers, I implore you all to keep an eye on Manny Corpas (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=28522). He's already vaulted over the craptacular LaTroy Hawkins for the job as 8th inning set up man and is just a Brian Fuentes injury or trade away from being the Rockies closer.

I've been impressed with this kid since he made his debut last year. He's been the Rockies best reliever so far this season.

-Slap-
04-26-2007, 03:50 AM
Speaking of possible closers, I implore you all to keep an eye on Manny Corpas (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=28522). He's already vaulted over the craptacular LaTroy Hawkins for the job as 8th inning set up man and is just a Brian Fuentes injury or trade away from being the Rockies closer.

I've been impressed with this kid since he made his debut last year. He's been the Rockies best reliever so far this season.

I grabbed him and dropped Rafael Soriano on one NL squad, but I've got Raffy handcuffed to Wickman on my other NL team, so I'm not going to mess with that. Manny's only owned on 3% of CBS squads right now, but that will change soon enough. That 0.77 ERA and 9/2 K/BB ratio will start attracting notice, regardless of his role.

MechanicalBull
04-26-2007, 09:02 AM
Way I hear it, this is a directive straight from Steinbrenner. Those work out about 3% of the time.

:~ohyah!:

According to radio up here in NY they are looking for Hughes just to get one maybe two starts and then go back into the minors and wait until next year. Then go back with Wang, Petite, Mussina, Igawa, and Pavano(nobody knows why he is getting multiple chances anymore)

Yankee fans are hoping that Hughes does well and eventually they put Igawa as long relief. Eventhough it's only April but as a Met fan it's great seeing the Yanks lose games 9-7 and so on.

Hogan11
04-26-2007, 10:30 AM
Despite Torres blowing another lead and 16 innings to get it done, the Bucs prevail yet again! Okay, maybe it's just because they're playing Houston..but so what?

Going for the sweep today...LET'S GO BUCS!!

-Slap-
04-26-2007, 10:37 AM
Despite Torres blowing another lead and 16 innings to get it done, the Bucs prevail yet again! Okay, maybe it's just because they're playing Houston..but so what?

Going for the sweep today...LET'S GO BUCS!!

Don't blame Torres. It was the Buccos awful defense that betrayed him again. Two of his three blown saves this year can be directly attributed to defensive lapses.

Hogan11
04-26-2007, 10:54 AM
Don't blame Torres. It was the Buccos awful defense that betrayed him again. Two of his three blown saves this year can be directly attributed to defensive lapses.

That's somewhat arguable but nevertheless, here's hoping thing's get smoothed out with the bullpen soon....anything that'll prevent another appearance of John "Way Back" Wasdin is something I'm totally in favor of.

Hogan11
04-26-2007, 07:18 PM
Break out the brooms! SSSWWWEEEEEEEPPPPP!!!! :thumbs:

With second place secured at the moment and the Buccos @ .500 despite being poor in various stat catagories, I'll take it. Things could be worse, they could be the Cubs, Rockies and even the Yankees at this point...can't say that too often at all.

Bring on the Reds!

BTW....fake blood or not, Curt Schilling is still an ahole.

WABronco
04-26-2007, 07:37 PM
Wow 4/5 from Oakland...HOLY FREAKIN CRAP

B-Love
04-26-2007, 07:44 PM
Break out the brooms! SSSWWWEEEEEEEPPPPP!!!! :thumbs:

With second place secured at the moment and the Buccos @ .500 despite being poor in various stat catagories, I'll take it. Things could be worse, they could be the Cubs, Rockies and even the Yankees at this point...can't say that too often at all.

Bring on the Reds!

BTW....fake blood or not, Curt Schilling is still an ahole.

Hogan, I type this from the Spring Hills Suites Hotel right across from PNC Ballpark.

I went to both games though I did not see the Buccos win either game. I made it through 15 Innings and then had to leave. Saw Laroche's game winner in a bar last night.

I left todays game after Bayliss did a helluva job relieving Armas. Bases loaded, no one out, and he got out of it unscathed.

Had to leave todays game for a work meeting. I got a $9 ticket, and saw 6 Innings.

Great ballpark, and I'm more of a Buccos fan today!!!

Hogan11
04-26-2007, 07:49 PM
Hogan, I type this from the Spring Hills Suites Hotel right across from PNC Ballpark.

I went to both games though I did not see the Buccos win either game. I made it through 15 Innings and then had to leave. Saw Laroche's game winner in a bar last night.

I left todays game after Bayliss did a helluva job relieving Armas. Bases loaded, no one out, and he got out of it unscathed.

Had to leave todays game for a work meeting. I got a $9 ticket, and saw 6 Innings.

Great ballpark, and I'm more of a Buccos fan today!!!

Very nice B! We always stay at the Hilton when we go down there across the Clemente bridge from PNC, but I have lobbied the group before to no avail about that hotel.

Make sure to hit HiTops before you leave the area....It's right across from PNC and they have some great scenery there, trust me :thumbs:

http://www.hi-topsusa.com/home.html

Sassy
04-26-2007, 07:57 PM
Great scenery huh :devil:

Hogan11
04-26-2007, 08:01 PM
Great scenery huh :devil:

I'm sure you'd agree with that as well as they always seem to have their fair share of GQ bruisers manning the bar and door....someone has to watch out for the girls I suppose.

B-Love
04-26-2007, 08:24 PM
Very nice B! We always stay at the Hilton when we go down there across the Clemente bridge from PNC, but I have lobbied the group before to no avail about that hotel.

Make sure to hit HiTops before you leave the area....It's right across from PNC and they have some great scenery there, trust me :thumbs:

http://www.hi-topsusa.com/home.html

It's $189 per night, which is OK with my company picking up the tab, and it really is a great location.

And my room has two double beds and a pullout couch, so three people can bunk up for about $60 per person. Not bad for a great location.

-Slap-
04-26-2007, 08:45 PM
That's somewhat arguable but nevertheless, here's hoping thing's get smoothed out with the bullpen soon....anything that'll prevent another appearance of John "Way Back" Wasdin is something I'm totally in favor of.

Actually, I think I probably just tuned in to see a couple bad instances of bad defense behind him. You're right, though, Torres struggled again today. If he doesn't get it together, they might turn to Capps.

Crowpointer
04-26-2007, 09:36 PM
Grand Slam Wily Mo ! Sox up 5 to 2 in the eighth. Huge Shot.

Pendejo
04-26-2007, 09:49 PM
A three run homer for Adrian Gonzalez to start off tonight's tilt against the D-Backs. He hit this one to left center...which he does in PetCo as well. He's definitely legit.

Also...Crowpointer...I really liked Wily Mo when he was with the Reds, but haven't followed him since he got dealt for Arroyo. We all know how well Bronson pitched for the Reds last year. Is Wily Mo getting a good deal of at bats? I think he has a ton of upside.

(Edit: Re: Adrian Gonzalez. I think that it was Bronco LB52 who relayed this to me. He went to a q and a session with Kevin Towers in spring training, and KT compared Adrian to Wally Joyner. I think AG will turn out to be better. Gonzalez's 7 home runs, and 23 RBI in April are new Madre records.)

PatsWin2002
04-26-2007, 10:08 PM
Red Sox win. Papelbon throwing gas again.

Taco John
04-26-2007, 10:29 PM
I've about had it with Torres... A blown save in the last 3 of 5 attemps with a total of 6 earned runs in 9 innings pitched... Ouch. He was looking like gold for awhile, but something isn't right.

-Slap-
04-26-2007, 11:59 PM
A three run homer for Adrian Gonzalez to start off tonight's tilt against the D-Backs. He hit this one to left center...which he does in PetCo as well. He's definitely legit.

Also...Crowpointer...I really liked Wily Mo when he was with the Reds, but haven't followed him since he got dealt for Arroyo. We all know how well Bronson pitched for the Reds last year. Is Wily Mo getting a good deal of at bats? I think he has a ton of upside.

(Edit: Re: Adrian Gonzalez. I think that it was Bronco LB52 who relayed this to me. He went to a q and a session with Kevin Towers in spring training, and KT compared Adrian to Wally Joyner. I think AG will turn out to be better. Gonzalez's 7 home runs, and 23 RBI in April are new Madre records.)

Gonzalez has the proper pedigree. I believe he was the top pick in 2000.

Taco John
04-27-2007, 03:23 AM
Carlos Quentin has a lot of kinks to work out... He's 1 for 18 over the last week. That's horrible!

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070421/capt.9c92fadfaf3a4541a54cc5bfb8d387c9.diamondbacks _giants_baseball_cagn106.jpg


I'm not ready to give up on him yet... But he's not going to be starting until he can show some production.

OrangeShadow
04-27-2007, 07:11 AM
spectacular outing by beckett, 5-0 baby, and another save for THE POPE!

TheChamp24
04-27-2007, 10:23 AM
Gonzalez has the proper pedigree. I believe he was the top pick in 2000.

And to think the Marlins traded him to get Ugueth Urbina, and then the Rangers traded him to get a decent relief pitcher and a below average starting pitcher. The Rangers deal was HORRIBLE. My god, Young, Sledge and Gonzalez for Eaton and Otsuka(is that right?).

Crowpointer
04-27-2007, 11:59 AM
.

Also...Crowpointer...I really liked Wily Mo when he was with the Reds, but haven't followed him since he got dealt for Arroyo. We all know how well Bronson pitched for the Reds last year. Is Wily Mo getting a good deal of at bats? I think he has a ton of upside.

(.)

He' playing more as of late with Coco hurt (oblique muscle?). The writers were over him(Wily Mo) the other night because he dropped an easy fly ball against the Jays that led to a big inning. I like him as well although I was sad to see Arroyo go . They could use him Sunday when they have "batting practice" Tavarez slated to go.

Hogan11
04-27-2007, 07:38 PM
I've about had it with Torres... A blown save in the last 3 of 5 attemps with a total of 6 earned runs in 9 innings pitched... Ouch. He was looking like gold for awhile, but something isn't right.

He's struggling sure, but I do think he'll get back to last season form if they let him work out his troubles....it's not all the D behind him letting him down at this point. The main pressure is coming inadvertingly from Setup Man/Closer of the future Matt Capps and his 0.73 ERA methinks. The club has a bit of a roll going and whether or not Tracy let's Torres work things out in the midst of that remains to be seen.

-Slap-
04-27-2007, 08:04 PM
And to think the Marlins traded him to get Ugueth Urbina, and then the Rangers traded him to get a decent relief pitcher and a below average starting pitcher. The Rangers deal was HORRIBLE. My god, Young, Sledge and Gonzalez for Eaton and Otsuka(is that right?).

Ugie was sentenced to 14 years in prison (http://www.cbc.ca/canada/montreal/story/2007/03/28/urbina-sentenced.html) recently for his part in an assault on five workers at his ranch in Venezuela. I had always heard he was a bad guy.

Clockwork Orange
04-27-2007, 09:40 PM
Man, Matt Holliday is just raking right now.

-Slap-
04-27-2007, 09:44 PM
Oswalt and Cappy are throwing gems at each other.

Clockwork Orange
04-27-2007, 09:49 PM
Miguel Cabrera is hurting. He's 2-4 with a bomb tonight, but I watched his last at bat and he's really laboring up there.

-Slap-
04-27-2007, 09:58 PM
Carlos Quentin has a lot of kinks to work out... He's 1 for 18 over the last week. That's horrible!

The list of young players kicking me in the balls across my various rosters is long. Quentin, Gordon, Paulino and LaRoche are prime offenders right now, but they're not alone.

Clockwork Orange
04-27-2007, 10:04 PM
JJ Hardy with a 2 run double to give the Brewers a 3-1 lead.

Oswalt has to be wondering who he has to blow to get some run support.

Pendejo
04-27-2007, 10:08 PM
JJ Hardy with a 2 run double to give the Brewers a 3-1 lead.

Oswalt has to be wondering who he has to blow to get some run support.

He'd be in line behind Jake Peavy.

-Slap-
04-27-2007, 10:13 PM
Josh Beckett is 5-0. The only other Red Sox pitchers to go through April 5-0 are Babe Ruth and Pedro Martinez.

Clockwork Orange
04-27-2007, 10:14 PM
Despite the fact that he's hurting, they haven't pulled Miggy out of the game.

Playing with fire there. Every time he swings and misses, he's got a big grimace on his face.

I'd really hate to see this end up being something that hampers him all season as he tries to play through it.

Clockwork Orange
04-27-2007, 10:16 PM
Troy Tulowitzki with his first bomb of the season. :~ohyah!:

TheChamp24
04-27-2007, 10:50 PM
Good lord the Rockies offense still blows monkey balls.
And Ryan Speier freakin served up a MEAT pitch there to Andruw Jones. It probably was like Home Run derby for Andruw there.
This team apparently has tons of holes when I thought it might not be so bad. I knew the bullpen was questionable but this is horrible.

TheChamp24
04-27-2007, 11:16 PM
Man is Hurdle horrible at managing his pitchers IMO. I guess it doesn't help when they serve up meatballs left and right to hitters. But man, he'll waste his pitchers til he has no one left sometimes.

Taco John
04-28-2007, 12:50 AM
Just wanted to eat my plate of Josh Beckett crow for OrangeShadow's benefit... I stated my doubts about the guy earlier in this thread, and now the kid is dealing...



http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/Globe_Photo/2006/07/18/1153231276_2419.jpg

TheChamp24
04-28-2007, 01:11 AM
I want to add I hope the Rockies go on a losing streak so Hurdle gets his ass canned. The guy is horrible at managing pitching and obviously cant help his hitters get out of funks.

Clockwork Orange
04-28-2007, 01:14 AM
Nice three save week so far from JJ Putz after having zero save opportunities the first three weeks. :thumbs:

-Slap-
04-28-2007, 01:46 AM
Mariano Rivera owners, who probably all want him dead by now, must have loved those four earned runs he gave up in 1/3 of an inning in a non-save situation tonight. Mo's ERA is resting comfortably @ 12.15 now.......ROFL!

Clockwork Orange
04-28-2007, 01:52 AM
Joel Zumaya isn't exactly making Todd Jones owners worry right now and that's saying something because Jones hasn't exactly been lights out in his last few outings.

As I watched Akinori Otsuka strike out the side for the save tonight, I was wondering why in the hell the Rangers are wasting their time with Eric Gagne when they've already got this guy.

-Slap-
04-28-2007, 02:32 AM
Joel Zumaya isn't exactly making Todd Jones owners worry right now and that's saying something because Jones hasn't exactly been lights out in his last few outings.

As I watched Akinori Otsuka strike out the side for the save tonight, I was wondering why in the hell the Rangers are wasting their time with Eric Gagne when they've already got this guy.

Rodney has been tagged with four losses, too. The Tigers bully is struggling mightily right now.

I have no idea what Texas is doing, but neither do they. I'm just glad I've got Akinori well represented across my teams.

Hogan11
04-28-2007, 02:51 AM
Is Torres starting to scare you fantasy guys yet?

BTW, Snell & Gorzelanny are being great thus far....not much into the fantasy thing, but I imagine that both must've been available on the somewhat cheap. Especially Gorzelanny, who was the biggest question coming out of ST and has thus far been arguably the most solid guy in the rotation.

Keep piling up the divisional wins Boys!!....two more against the Reds and then come three against the Cubs....I love it when the Bucs play the Cubs only because it means I'll get at least one of those games on TV via WGN.

Pendejo
04-28-2007, 02:53 AM
Hoffman blew his second save in a row tonight. He was perfect at the break last year...then proceeded to blow three or four games in a row.

Hopefully he'll regain control of his pitches from here on out. Having a 4-2 lead on the Dahyers going into the 9th and losing is as bad as getting beat by the Fade, or Red Wings in overtime.

Yipes!

-Slap-
04-28-2007, 02:58 AM
Is Torres starting to scare you fantasy guys yet?

BTW, Snell & Gorzelanny are being great thus far....not much into the fantasy thing, but I imagine that both must've been available on the somewhat cheap. Especially Gorzelanny, who was the biggest question coming out of ST and has thus far been arguably the most solid guy in the rotation.

Keep piling up the divisional wins Boys!!....two more against the Reds and then come three against the Cubs....I love it when the Bucs play the Cubs only because it means I'll get at least one of those games on TV via WGN.

Gorzelanny is a horse on one of my NL Only teams. Torres definitely needs to get his act together, but he was much better in the second half last year, so maybe he's just off to a slow start again.

Bronco LB 59
04-28-2007, 03:00 AM
Hoffman blew his second save in a row tonight. He was perfect at the break last year...then proceeded to blow three or four games in a row.

Hopefully he'll regain control of his pitches from here on out. Having a 4-2 lead on the Dahyers going into the 9th and losing is as bad as getting beat by the Fade, or Red Wings in overtime.

Yipes!

Hoffman has a lifetime pass from me. He'll come around.

Hogan11
04-28-2007, 03:06 AM
Gorzelanny is a horse on one of my NL Only teams. Torres definitely needs to get his act together, but he was much better in the second half last year, so maybe he's just off to a slow start again.

Even with the first pitch homer tonight, I'm still not very concerned about Torres at this point. From what I read however, Tracy is starting to place him on a very short leash....again, Capps 0.73 ERA may have something to do with that.

Gorzelanny is on the mound tomorrow....I'm so happy he's doing as well as he's doing. If only Duke could get himself straightened out, life would really be sweet for us Pirates fans. Hey, I'm enjoying all this while I can! !Booya!

Pendejo
04-28-2007, 03:08 AM
Hoffman has a lifetime pass from me. He'll come around.

I agree. Better now than later. The last two have been terrible disappointments though. He's clearly just missing with his pitches...which happens from time to time. I know he's actually hit 90 on the gun this year, and his fast ball is routinely around 88 which is solid when he can locate his change up which is still lethal.

Losing to the D-Backs when Peavy K's 16, and the Dahyers when leading 4-2 in the 9th sucks almost as much as being Baloney t!ts.

These blown saves are wreaking havoc on my prediction for how many games the Madres will win this year.

-Slap-
04-28-2007, 03:21 AM
Even with the first pitch homer tonight, I'm still not very concerned about Torres at this point. From what I read however, Tracy is starting to place him on a very short leash....again, Capps 0.73 ERA may have something to do with that.

Gorzelanny is on the mound tomorrow....I'm so happy he's doing as well as he's doing. If only Duke could get himself straightened out, life would really be sweet for us Pirates fans. Hey, I'm enjoying all this while I can! !Booya!

Zach had a two game stretch that was so bad it made my eyes bleed, but then bounced back with a solid effort the other day. Thankfully, I steered clear of him after last season's disappointing performance.

What I really need is for Paulino and LaRoche to get it together. Looks like Paulino is slowly figuring it out. I was hoping LaRoche could expand on last season's stellar second half, but he's killing me right now.

Bronco LB 59
04-28-2007, 03:33 AM
Is Torres starting to scare you fantasy guys yet?

Torres led the NL in appearances last season with 94! He scared me coming into the season.

BTW, Snell & Gorzelanny are being great thus far....not much into the fantasy thing, but I imagine that both must've been available on the somewhat cheap. Especially Gorzelanny, who was the biggest question coming out of ST and has thus far been arguably the most solid guy in the rotation.

David Littlefield has done his share of head scratchers, but the development of that staff is a feather in his cap. It's probably the second best thing on his resume next to acquiring Jason Bay.

OrangeShadow
04-28-2007, 06:57 AM
bwhahahaha the yanks pen will be spent my may

MechanicalBull
04-28-2007, 09:39 AM
bwhahahaha the yanks pen will be spent my may

Yeah 3 of them are on pace to have over 100 appearances this year. You got to love seeing Torre come out and yank Rivera after 1/3 inning last night.

MechanicalBull
04-28-2007, 10:25 PM
Another one for Bonds.

WABronco
04-28-2007, 10:31 PM
And Jeff Weaver is ****ing horrible...

elsid13
04-29-2007, 10:20 AM
And Jeff Weaver is ****ing horrible...

He is a tease. One day he looks like Cy Young Candidate, the next he looks like Double A pitcher

Hogan11
04-29-2007, 10:48 AM
Hey Slap, you were saying about the Pirates sloppy defensive play? ugh.
Maholm was great his last time out, so here's hoping they get back on track and stay in second after today's outing.

MechanicalBull
04-29-2007, 11:50 AM
STL reliever Josh Hancock dies in car accident game is cancelled tonight between Cards and Cubs.

Clockwork Orange
04-29-2007, 05:16 PM
Troy Tulowitzki just turned the 13th unassisted triple play in major league history. !Booya! :notworthy

This kid is starting to hit since he's been moved up to the 2nd spot in the order, too.

Clockwork Orange
04-29-2007, 06:50 PM
Matt Holliday with a walk off two run bomb to center field.

There's the power we've been waiting for. :thumbs:

OrangeShadow
04-29-2007, 06:52 PM
2 out of 3 from NY, ortiz hit a absolute BOMBBBBBB to right and pap got another save.

TheChamp24
04-29-2007, 08:13 PM
Nice walkoff homer by Holliday, and seriously, Helton is AMAZING. 1-1 today with 5 freakin walks. He has 24 walks now in 24 games, hitting .390 and an OBP of over .500.
Just needs to get some more pop, get some homeruns and doubles to drive in some runs, and also get some more runs scored.

Clockwork Orange
04-30-2007, 08:09 PM
Boom goes the Man-Child. !Booya!

Smelvin
04-30-2007, 08:19 PM
Tim Lincecum on Sunday v Colorado Springs:

6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 14 K's in 81 pitches

In 5 starts at AAA Fresno: 31 IP, 0.29 ERA, 49 K's

Also...Matt Cain leads all MLB SP's with a .109 BAA (12 H in 35 IP)

The Giants are on the verge of fielding the best pitching staff in the NL for years to come....

-Slap-
04-30-2007, 08:51 PM
Any word on when they're going to bring Lincecum up?

Bronco LB 59
04-30-2007, 08:58 PM
Any word on when they're going to bring Lincecum up?

Hopefully after Russ Ortiz serves up nine earned runs in two innings during his next start.

Yesterday, Lincecum fanned seven straight batters and had recorded ten straight outs by strikeout at one point.

-Slap-
04-30-2007, 09:06 PM
Hopefully after Russ Ortiz serves up nine earned runs in two innings during his next start.

Yesterday, Lincecum fanned seven straight batters and had recorded ten straight outs by strikeout at one point.

I've got him on my weaker NL Only team. I wanted to add him to the other one today after this week's rosters set, but somebody beat me to him.

-Slap-
04-30-2007, 09:11 PM
People keep sending me trade offers for Jose Reyes. Who, in their right mind, would trade Jose Reyes away from their roto team right now?


Prince Fielder now on pace for 39 bombs. If Ned Lost would stop batting Greg Counsell (I love the guy, but come on) leadoff, Prince would be on pace for well over 100 RBI, too.

http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/7152/princefielderju5.jpg

Bronco LB 59
04-30-2007, 09:12 PM
I've got him on my weaker NL Only team. I wanted to add him to the other one today after this week's rosters set, but somebody beat me to him.

Keep an eye on Yovani Gallardo of Milwaukee (33 Ks in 23 IP) as well. The Brewers are playing so well and still they have a big-time bat (Ryan Braun) and arm on the way to help. Last year I bet on them to win the World Series, but I haven't done it this year:(

Have you been keeping an eye on Hunter Pence? He's look like a 20 HR-15 SB guy and looks like Houston is going to give him the starts in CF.

Smelvin
04-30-2007, 09:13 PM
No word as of yet.

The problem is, as much as people want to rip on Morris and Ortiz, they are pitching well. I personally have little faith in Ortiz, and think he's s a mirage, but his velocity is back in the low 90's and he has much better movement on the FB. He really does look like the Ortiz that won 15+ games every year between '99-'04 . We'll see how long it lasts.

What I really hope they do is move either Morris or Lowry for a young bat. Morris to NYY would make some sense. The Yanks can afford the remaining $16M over two years, he's battle tested, could handle the NYY spotlight...would be a good fit for them considering their current rotation and they could probably get him (and his contract) for nothing more than prospects or a guy like Melky Cabrera.

Lowry carries much more value becuase he's younger and signed to a very reasonable contract. I would love to see them move him to a team desperate for young pitching with MLB experience...maybe to TB for Baledelli? NYM for Milledge? KC for Teahen? Tor for Rios? I know the Jays talked in the preseason about moving Rios for a SP. The names that were discussed were Blanton and Penny. Perhaps Lowry would get it done?

The Giants are completely void of young position player talent...have nothing in the minors other than Villalona...who's probably atleast 3 or 4 years away. Seems like it would make sense to use Lowry (or Sanchez) to acquire someone who is more than a stop gap like the rest of their offense is.

And most importantly, it would open up a spot for Lincecum.

-Slap-
04-30-2007, 09:17 PM
Keep an eye on Yovani Gallardo of Milwaukee (33 Ks in 23 IP) as well. The Brewers are playing so well and still they have a big-time bat (Ryan Braun) and arm on the way to help. Last year I bet on them to win the World Series, but I haven't done it this year:(

Have you been keeping an eye on Hunter Pence? He's look like a 20 HR-15 SB guy and looks like Houston is going to give him the starts in CF.

Snagged Pence on one team. I had Braun for awhile, but his Dave Kingmanesque defense is probably going to keep him down for a bit longer.

-Slap-
04-30-2007, 09:22 PM
Lowry carries much more value becuase he's younger and signed to a very reasonable contract. I would love to see them move him to a team desperate for young pitching with MLB experience...maybe to TB for Baledelli? NYM for Milledge? KC for Teahen? Tor for Rios? I know the Jays talked in the preseason about moving Rios for a SP. The names that were discussed were Blanton and Penny. Perhaps Lowry would get it done?

IMO, Milledge would be your best bet. The Mets seem eager to move him and the Jurassic rotation will begin to break down again, just like last year.

Forget Tampa Bay. They've notoriously difficult to bargain with and Baldelli sells tickets for a team that struggles at the gate.

Teahen would be a great acquisition, but I think even the hapless Royals might somehow realize Teahen/Gordon/Hunter will form a potent heart of the order in 2008.

Toronto is unlikely to deal Rios unless somebody knocks their socks off with an offer they can't refuse.

Jens1893
04-30-2007, 09:25 PM
Speaking of the Mets rotation ... is Pedro supposed to pitch this season?

Smelvin
04-30-2007, 09:30 PM
I agree about Milledge. He's the kind of guy the Giants desperately need. A bona fide athlete..power/speed...someone who brings excitement.

It almost makes too much sense.

Clockwork Orange
04-30-2007, 10:16 PM
Jake Peavy picks up where he left off by striking out the side in the 1st inning.

MechanicalBull
04-30-2007, 10:32 PM
Speaking of the Mets rotation ... is Pedro supposed to pitch this season?

Believe last I heard was August or at least after the All Star Break.

Bronco LB 59
05-01-2007, 12:42 AM
Snagged Pence on one team. I had Braun for awhile, but his Dave Kingmanesque defense is probably going to keep him down for a bit longer.

Braun has committed just one error through a month, and Counsell/Graffanino have yet to hit a home run as a platoon. It's going to happen in the next month or so.

-Slap-
05-01-2007, 12:50 AM
Braun has committed just one error through a month, and Counsell/Graffanino have yet to hit a home run as a platoon. It's going to happen in the next month or so.

That's encouraging. It was basically his defense that got him sent down at the end of spring training, so he must be working hard to improve.

B-Love
05-01-2007, 09:58 AM
IMO, Milledge would be your best bet. The Mets seem eager to move him and the Jurassic rotation will begin to break down again, just like last year.

Forget Tampa Bay. They've notoriously difficult to bargain with and Baldelli sells tickets for a team that struggles at the gate.

Teahen would be a great acquisition, but I think even the hapless Royals might somehow realize Teahen/Gordon/Hunter will form a potent heart of the order in 2008.

Toronto is unlikely to deal Rios unless somebody knocks their socks off with an offer they can't refuse.


Slap and LB,

How big are the leagues you guys play in?? Half of the up and comers you guys bull**** about can't sniff roster spots in the league I'm in. I play in a 10 man league, with a 26 man roster, plus 2 DL spots. Max 280 players and none of these guys can sniff rosters spots. They're just not valuable enough.

And it's not because we're hanging on to over the hill veterans who should've been put to pasture long ago.

I guess you guys must play in larger leagues (16 teams, etc.) Or the league format I guess.

I just can't find roster room that makes any sense to put one of these up and comers on them.

B-Love
05-01-2007, 10:00 AM
I'm not talking about the Teahen's and Baldelli's, cause those guys do make some rosters, but it's the up an comers you guys very knowledgable about. They just don't pan out in fantasy value to me.

B-Love
05-01-2007, 11:32 AM
The former Mets employee who is ready to take down some Major League players with him, in this new steroids scandal, lives 1 mile from me.

I don't recognize the guy, as I was curious to see if he was one of the guys at my gym, who made unrealistic muscle strides in a short time. Every gym has those guys who look mortal in January and freakish in June.

Dude worked for the Mets from 85 to 95, and then started dealing roids right after his employ with the Metropolitans.

Slap he's a Pol.

Clockwork Orange
05-01-2007, 08:22 PM
Vlad The Impaler with a first inning grand slam. :yayaya:

http://www.taipeitimes.com/images/2005/09/04/20050903204306.jpeg

-Slap-
05-01-2007, 08:32 PM
Slap and LB,

How big are the leagues you guys play in?? Half of the up and comers you guys bull**** about can't sniff roster spots in the league I'm in. I play in a 10 man league, with a 26 man roster, plus 2 DL spots. Max 280 players and none of these guys can sniff rosters spots. They're just not valuable enough.

And it's not because we're hanging on to over the hill veterans who should've been put to pasture long ago.

I guess you guys must play in larger leagues (16 teams, etc.) Or the league format I guess.

I just can't find roster room that makes any sense to put one of these up and comers on them.

Sometimes we're talking about mixed leagues (all MLB players in the roster pool) and sometimes we're talking about AL Only and NL Only leagues. In split leagues, your player pool is divided in half, so guys who wouldn't make a mixed league roster can be quite valuable on an AL Only or NL Only team.

-Slap-
05-01-2007, 08:34 PM
The former Mets employee who is ready to take down some Major League players with him, in this new steroids scandal, lives 1 mile from me.

I don't recognize the guy, as I was curious to see if he was one of the guys at my gym, who made unrealistic muscle strides in a short time. Every gym has those guys who look mortal in January and freakish in June.

Dude worked for the Mets from 85 to 95, and then started dealing roids right after his employ with the Metropolitans.

Slap he's a Pol.

He's probably a Belorussian like Romo. Everybody wishes they were Polish.

OrangeShadow
05-01-2007, 08:51 PM
peep the new avy suckas!

B-Love
05-01-2007, 09:23 PM
He's probably a Belorussian like Romo. Everybody wishes they were Polish.

LMAO!

Breck Bronc
05-01-2007, 10:16 PM
Phil Hughes, in the middle of a no hitter, appears to have been injured and is now getting pulled 8 outs away from the No No.

Can Texas get no-hit twice in less than 3 weeks?

Clockwork Orange
05-01-2007, 10:18 PM
That's a shame. A no-no in the 7th inning and it looked like he tweaked his hammy.

Clockwork Orange
05-01-2007, 10:22 PM
Willy Tavares is 11-23 with 4 BB's and 10 runs scored in the last 5 games, so what does Clint Hurdle do tonight? He benches him in favor of 83 year old Steve Finley.

Times like these are when my sig is more infuriating than it is humerous.

elsid13
05-01-2007, 10:58 PM
Paps and BoSox bullpen blow one tonight, they just didn't have it and wasted a nice outing by Schilling. BTW what the deal with Mike Piazza, guy looks like he lost 50 pounds since last season. He almost stick like.

Clockwork Orange
05-01-2007, 11:04 PM
Matt Holliday with an opposite field bomb into the wind in San Fran.

I'm sure gonna miss him.

Clockwork Orange
05-01-2007, 11:37 PM
Add a three run double to Holliday's evening.

Hope you took him early and often in your roto/fantasy drafts. :~ohyah!:

Hotwheelz
05-01-2007, 11:47 PM
CY with a shut-out.

OrangeShadow
05-02-2007, 08:12 AM
Pap just didnt have it last night, his fastball was only 92-94. Oh well some nights you just dont have it

elsid13
05-02-2007, 05:03 PM
Pap just didnt have it last night, his fastball was only 92-94. Oh well some nights you just dont have it

I'm not really worried about last night, the things happen. Manny does really need to start hitting soon

Taco John
05-03-2007, 12:31 AM
Looks like the Yankees have sloved all of their problems...

Marty Miller Fired (http://yankees.lohudblogs.com/2007/05/02/breaking-news-miller-fired/)

Smelvin
05-03-2007, 07:41 PM
Russ Ortiz to the DL. Hasn't been officially announced, but there is strong speculation that Tim Lincecum will start this Sunday, on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball.

OrangeShadow
05-03-2007, 07:47 PM
5 mother****ing runs in the first inning! :cuss:

lol sox score 5 in the second

Smelvin
05-03-2007, 08:07 PM
Brian Sabean just confirmed it...Lincecum to start Sunday v Cole Hamels on National TV.

Clockwork Orange
05-03-2007, 08:09 PM
Sweet, I've got Lincecum stashed on my bench one one team. If he looks good, he's in my lineup for next week.

WABronco
05-03-2007, 08:14 PM
Brian Sabean just confirmed it...Lincecum to start Sunday v Cole Hamels on National TV.

Yeaaaa boy! I have both of them on my roster! CHA CHING

MechanicalBull
05-03-2007, 08:20 PM
Daisuke and his era are not helping me at all tonight.

Clockwork Orange
05-03-2007, 08:30 PM
Jesus Christ, players are too sensitive these days. There was a collision at the plate in the Blue Jays/Indians game, Phillips gets up barking at the runner, Barfield, Delucci steps in to defend his teammate, the benches & bullpens empty before order is restored.

Someone gets Phillips a maxipad already. Whatever happened to good old fashioned hard nosed baseball?

MechanicalBull
05-03-2007, 08:35 PM
Jesus Christ, players are too sensitive these days. There was a collision at the plate in the Blue Jays/Indians game, Phillips gets up barking at the runner, Barfield, Delucci steps in to defend his teammate, the benches & bullpens empty before order is restored.

Someone gets Phillips a maxipad already. Whatever happened to good old fashioned hard nosed baseball?

I didn't see it but that's one of the things I love seeing in baseball. A runner barrel over a catcher to try and score and finding out if the catcher held on to the ball or not.

Clockwork Orange
05-03-2007, 08:38 PM
I didn't see it but that's one of the things I love seeing in baseball. A runner barrel over a catcher to try and score and finding out if the catcher held on to the ball or not.

I agree. He was blocking the plate, what's the runner supposed to do? Go around him? It's not like Barfield came in high on him or threw an Albert Belle-esque forearm to his head, he did what he's supposed to do and went through him.

Hitters these days are already way, way hypersensitive, don't tell me catchers are going the same direction.

-Slap-
05-03-2007, 08:52 PM
I was glad my youth baseball days ended before they outlawed running into the catcher.

Clockwork Orange
05-03-2007, 08:56 PM
I was glad my youth baseball days ended before they outlawed running into the catcher.

I got spiked at least a half dozen times playing 2B & SS in my little league days. Never once did it occur to me to get up and have a hissy fit about it.

-Slap-
05-03-2007, 09:03 PM
I got spiked at least a half dozen times playing 2B & SS in my little league days. Never once did it occur to me to get up and have a hissy fit about it.

I played catcher for a couple seasons and I used to simply get lower than the guy charging me. Flipped this fat kid ass over teakettle one time. He definitely wished he would have slid. I had a severe case of rooster ass on the field at all times.

:clown:

Clockwork Orange
05-03-2007, 09:15 PM
I played catcher for a couple seasons and I used to simply get lower than the guy charging me. Flipped this fat kid ass over teakettle one time. He definitely wished he would have slid. I had a severe case of rooster ass on the field at all times.

:clown:

I wasn't a good enough player to be a red ass, I was happy just to be on the field wherever they put me. :)

The only time I ever got close to that was the time I got plunked three times in one game. Once in the leg, once in the ribs and the worst one of the all, in the wrist. The pitcher wasn't trying to hit me, he (like a lot of little league pitchers) just had zero control. He could throw fairly hard, so someone decided that qualified him to be a pitcher.

-Slap-
05-03-2007, 09:30 PM
I wasn't a good enough player to be a red ass, I was happy just to be on the field wherever they put me. :)

The only time I ever got close to that was the time I got plunked three times in one game. Once in the leg, once in the ribs and the worst one of the all, in the wrist. The pitcher wasn't trying to hit me, he (like a lot of little league pitchers) just had zero control. He could throw fairly hard, so someone decided that qualified him to be a pitcher.

I had great velocity and terrible control. Drove my dad crazy with my inability to consistently throw strikes. If I felt like the ump was squeezing the plate on me, it was all over my face, which only made them pinch me harder. I had that epiphany long after I gave up baseball.

Pendejo
05-03-2007, 10:18 PM
I wasn't a good enough player to be a red ass, I was happy just to be on the field wherever they put me. :)


I hear that.

I've always felt that Fat Dante Bichette modeled his game after my little league career...a la...legit warning track power, and a penchant for throwing the ball backwards.

Clockwork Orange
05-03-2007, 10:20 PM
I hear that.

I've always felt that Fat Dante Bichette modeled his game after my little league career...a la...legit warning track power, and a penchant for throwing the ball backwards.

Bichette happens.

http://www.thephoenix.com/SoxBlog/content/binary/dante_1.jpg

TheChamp24
05-04-2007, 12:46 AM
It really bugged me in little league that you couldn't run over the catcher. I mean, a couple times I had nothing to do, and I tried to run around him but ended up getting hurt on my own for doing that.
I do remember my freshman baseball team in high school, our 3B got spiked really bad, there were 2 long, kinda deep cuts on his shin(I'm talking like 3 inches here) and his sock was torn, and instead of acting all hissy, the next time he was up, he got plunked and no mercy was on him on the base paths.
I also do remember one time I was playing 2nd base, and with a runner on first, a grounder was hit to short, I get on the bag at 2nd, get the out, and as I'm throwing to first my arm hits the runner, and the guy is safe at first, and I go screaming to the ump that he hit my arm, and the ump was like "uh, did it hurt? Forget about it." And I was like, whatever man, I knew it should've been an automatic double play, but obviously the ump didn't.

WABronco
05-04-2007, 01:36 AM
Phillips is a little bitch. "HEY YOU SCRATCHED MY SHIN GUARDS!!!" He runs like one too...

Taco John
05-04-2007, 01:45 AM
Bichette happens.

http://www.thephoenix.com/SoxBlog/content/binary/dante_1.jpg



Now that, there, is a baseball player...

Taco John
05-04-2007, 01:55 AM
Per KFFL:
May 3 ESPNews reports Philadelphia Phillies RP Brett Myers is expected to close games while CL Tom Gordon (shoulder) is unable to pitch.



Oh hell yeah! This is the answer to my prayers right now. My bullpen has been thrashed since BJ Ryan went down, Bob Wickman's back acting up, and Torres going south. I picked up Matt Capps, and Mike Gonzalez to pick up the slack (along with Isringhausen who has been solid), but I need a serious boost to close the saves gaps that I'm experiencing. This is just what the doctor ordered.

If I can only get Capps and Gonzalez to kick into gear with a save contribution each week apiece, that would be fabulous.

Dammit... You'd think drafting BJ Ryan and Wickman early, and dropping Isringhausen into the group, you'd be set for the season. My bullpen has been like a house of cards that I'm constantly having to babysit... Ha!

Taco John
05-04-2007, 02:01 AM
What's the backstory on Tim Lincecum? I'm not familiar...

-Slap-
05-04-2007, 02:21 AM
Per KFFL:
May 3 ESPNews reports Philadelphia Phillies RP Brett Myers is expected to close games while CL Tom Gordon (shoulder) is unable to pitch.

Oh hell yeah! This is the answer to my prayers right now.


http://www.orangemane.com/BB/showpost.php?p=1565340&postcount=582

;)

Jens1893
05-04-2007, 02:23 AM
What's the backstory on Tim Lincecum? I'm not familiar...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Lincecum

MechanicalBull
05-04-2007, 02:45 PM
Big Z isn't looking that good right now. 4 earned runs in the first inning.

-Slap-
05-04-2007, 03:15 PM
Big Z isn't looking that good right now. 4 earned runs in the first inning.

This has to be the most up the **** salary drive in history.

Clockwork Orange
05-04-2007, 03:34 PM
On the flipside, can anyone get Derrek Lee out right now?

MechanicalBull
05-04-2007, 05:31 PM
On the flipside, can anyone get Derrek Lee out right now?

He is batting .422 after today's game. Soriano is starting to hit now as well.

Clockwork Orange
05-04-2007, 09:29 PM
Kei Igawa continues to annoy roto/fantasy owners. He allowed more home runs (3) than he had strikeouts (2) tonight. He got clipped for 8 ER in just 4 innings.

MechanicalBull
05-04-2007, 09:37 PM
Well what do you know? I checked out the Yankee game earlier and it was 5-0 NY in the first and now I turned it back on only to find out Seattle put up an 8 spot in the top of the 5th to make it 14-8 Mariners. Gotta love seeing the Yankee pitching become a disaster when you're a Met fan.

Tonight it's John Maine vs Randy Johnson should be good. Maine is pitching lights out so far this year. Maine is 4-0(3-0 on the road) with a 1.35 era. Think I heard today that the last time the Mets lost in Arizona was in 2004. I'm probably jinxing them tonight Ha!

Clockwork Orange
05-04-2007, 09:52 PM
JJ Hardy extends his hitting streak to 15 games and smacks his 7th bomb of the year.

Clockwork Orange
05-04-2007, 10:17 PM
The Man-Child didn't like Hardy pulling ahead of him in home runs, so he blasts his 7th of the season, too. :~ohyah!:

MechanicalBull
05-04-2007, 10:25 PM
The Man-Child didn't like Hardy pulling ahead of him in home runs, so he blasts his 7th of the season, too. :~ohyah!:

Beat me to it. I can't say anything bad about him. Hope he continues to tear up the league for many years.

WABronco
05-04-2007, 10:37 PM
Well what do you know? I checked out the Yankee game earlier and it was 5-0 NY in the first and now I turned it back on only to find out Seattle put up an 8 spot in the top of the 5th to make it 14-8 Mariners. Gotta love seeing the Yankee pitching become a disaster when you're a Met fan.

Tonight it's John Maine vs Randy Johnson should be good. Maine is pitching lights out so far this year. Maine is 4-0(3-0 on the road) with a 1.35 era. Think I heard today that the last time the Mets lost in Arizona was in 2004. I'm probably jinxing them tonight Ha!

yeaaaa BURN YANKEES BURN

WABronco
05-04-2007, 10:40 PM
Damon just f'ed up his hammy again. BURN YANkEES BURN

Crowpointer
05-05-2007, 06:51 AM
Man I hate watching when the Sox play in the Metrodome. I still remember the shot Papi hit last year that that hit the speaker on the roof and they didn't give him a HR. Luckily tonight no speaker when he blasted into the upper deck for all they needed. In Laws in town today for my oldest's first Communion.

TheChamp24
05-05-2007, 01:51 PM
I remember when Ortiz was a Twin, and from 1997 on til he became a Red Sox, he was supposed to become this great player. Never did it, and all of a sudden in Boston he becomes a great hitter who comes up clutch in games.

WABronco
05-05-2007, 03:02 PM
Seattle had Ortiz, Lowe, and V-Tek in their org in the mid-to-late 90's, I believe.

Cool.

Clockwork Orange
05-05-2007, 05:33 PM
Perhaps a bit early, but Chien-Ming Wang is perfect through six innings.

Bronco LB 59
05-05-2007, 05:42 PM
Has anybody picked up Billy Butler? He was the best pure hitter in the minors. Only 21 and has as impressive as a minor league hitting track record as you'll find for someone of that age.

I will go out on a limb here and say Butler is going to be the Manny Ramirez of his generation.

Clockwork Orange
05-05-2007, 06:03 PM
Wang still perfect through 7 innings.

Clockwork Orange
05-05-2007, 06:22 PM
Broussard hits one out to break up the perfect game, no-no & shutout.

WABronco
05-05-2007, 06:23 PM
That was a boring ass no-hitter for a while there. Wang is just boring...I'd love to have him in Safeco, but he is just blehhhh.

OrangeShadow
05-05-2007, 06:35 PM
Man I hate watching when the Sox play in the Metrodome. I still remember the shot Papi hit last year that that hit the speaker on the roof and they didn't give him a HR. Luckily tonight no speaker when he blasted into the upper deck for all they needed. In Laws in town today for my oldest's first Communion.

i remembet that shot man,it was sweet

OrangeShadow
05-05-2007, 06:39 PM
Seattle had Ortiz, Lowe, and V-Tek in their org in the mid-to-late 90's, I believe.

Cool.


your partially right. They got tek and lowe for heaclif slocumb(sp?) back in 96
Ortiz was signed as a free agent in either 02 or 03 i dont recall which

WABronco
05-05-2007, 06:43 PM
We traded David Arias to Minne in '96 or '97.

OBF1
05-05-2007, 06:49 PM
Can a guy get any love for Barry Bonds here? 10th of the season, 744 for his career. Going to pass Aaron by the All Star break.

He must still be on the juice the way he keeps hitting them out.

-Slap-
05-05-2007, 06:59 PM
I'll save my love for Hank Aaron. He played the game the right way, and, unlike B*rry, he was a winner (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/MLN/1957.shtml).

http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/3257/461776a877da17b6mni4.jpg

TheChamp24
05-05-2007, 07:32 PM
Seattle had Ortiz, Lowe, and V-Tek in their org in the mid-to-late 90's, I believe.

Cool.

I'm pretty sure they had Varitek and Lowe, but not sure about Ortiz. I know Ortiz was a Twin from 1997-2002.

Still doesn't compare to the Expos though. The team they could've had, oh boy.

WABronco
05-05-2007, 08:22 PM
Nah we had Ortiz in the low minors...his name was David Arias at the time.

In other news, M's RP Julio Mateo busts his wife's lip open at the team hotel, and then gets optioned to AAA today. Hopefully they just release his worthless ass. Every bad-boy before him has found his way out of Seattle in recent years, so I can't wait until that happens again.

Boy does he suck.

MechanicalBull
05-05-2007, 08:37 PM
Nah we had Ortiz in the low minors...his name was David Arias at the time.


You're right. From the Sox official site it looks like Ortiz was in the Mariners organization from 93-96 and then went to Minn in 97. I remember him playing in Minn and being ok but nothing great like what he turned out to be in Boston.

TheChamp24
05-06-2007, 12:04 AM
You're right. From the Sox official site it looks like Ortiz was in the Mariners organization from 93-96 and then went to Minn in 97. I remember him playing in Minn and being ok but nothing great like what he turned out to be in Boston.

Yeah, he was just average IMO at Minnesota, I think he always was regarded as having high potential, but never showed it really in Minnesota. He had a decent year his final year, but it wasn't anything special really. His first year in Boston was good, but then the next year he really exploded.

And how bout the Rockies actually winning a series on the road? Its the Reds, but this is a team that was 5-10 on the road heading into the series, 2 in a row on the road, 7-10 now on the road. A sweep will get these kids rolling I think, and they are finally starting to hit. Taveras is over .300 now, Troy is coming along, Ianetta as well, Holliday and Helton are on fire. I don't expect a very big year, but I just want at least a .500 team this year, I think that will continue the progress they made last year and hopefully, if the team keeps together, they can maybe contend for a wild card or division next year.

-Slap-
05-06-2007, 12:11 AM
It was one of super GM Terry Ryan's few missteps. For a franchise as power starved as Minnesota has been over the lasy 15 years, I couldn't believe they flat out released a guy who was at least a 20+ home run guy.

Clockwork Orange
05-06-2007, 03:16 PM
Two at bats, two bombs for the Man-Child.

http://www.sethspeaks.net/princefielder.jpg

KABOOM, KABOOM!! :~ohyah!:

Jens1893
05-06-2007, 03:19 PM
If he keeps this up you owe Slappy a cut of your winnings, Clockwork. :)

Clockwork Orange
05-06-2007, 03:22 PM
If he keeps this up you owe Slappy a cut of your winnings, Clockwork. :)

I owe Slappy a cut regardless. I shudder to think what my teams would look like without his guidance.

-Slap-
05-06-2007, 03:23 PM
Two at bats, two bombs for the Man-Child.

http://www.sethspeaks.net/princefielder.jpg

KABOOM, KABOOM!! :~ohyah!:

That's it. I need to order my Prince T-shirt today.......:strong:

Clockwork Orange
05-06-2007, 03:30 PM
Roger Clemens is a Yankee. He's in the booth talking to the YES announcers about it right now.

Hogan11
05-06-2007, 03:32 PM
Two at bats, two bombs for the Man-Child.

http://www.sethspeaks.net/princefielder.jpg

KABOOM, KABOOM!! :~ohyah!:

Screw that guy....send Capps in there to deal on him again.

j/k..but I really am beginning to detest these goofs from Mildew town

Clockwork Orange
05-06-2007, 03:35 PM
Wow, Prince just missed the hat trick by a couple of feet.

-Slap-
05-06-2007, 03:36 PM
A couple feet away from number three!

ROFL!

Pendejo
05-06-2007, 03:59 PM
"Call a real cop" went seven strong today...striking out 10, and not allowing an earned run...lowering his era to 1.75. The Madres actually managed to score 3 runs for Peavy getting him a much deserved win.

MechanicalBull
05-06-2007, 04:16 PM
Pitt with a 4 run 7th to tie it up with the Brewers. I don't see the Pirates going anywhere this season as usual but I see them as being a thorn in everyones sides in the NL Central.

Hogan11
05-06-2007, 04:29 PM
Pitt with a 4 run 7th to tie it up with the Brewers. I don't see the Pirates going anywhere this season as usual but I see them as being a thorn in everyones sides in the NL Central.

The Pirates may surprise you yet...I'll still give them a shot, not solely because I'm a Pirates fan but because I'm not impressed by anyone in the NL Central period.

-Slap-
05-06-2007, 04:48 PM
The big man scoring the go ahead run from second on a hard hit ball to center!

How did your boy Capps like that one, Hogan?

Hogan11
05-06-2007, 04:51 PM
The big man scoring the go ahead run from second on a hard hit ball to center!

How did your boy Capps like that one, Hogan?

I'm nervous if I'm the next batter.............

Hogan11
05-06-2007, 04:52 PM
Well, this sucks.

TheChamp24
05-06-2007, 04:55 PM
Good lord, Fogg is so horrible. Today, 55 strikes, 50 balls. I mean, seriously, how do you have a job when you have that strike to ball ratio?

TheChamp24
05-06-2007, 05:09 PM
Argh, Atkins missed a hanging breaking ball by a mile there for the strikeout. I'm starting to think maybe give Atkins a day off, the guy is trying to pull everything from what I've seen.
Atkins has been a huge disapointment I think so far in the year. Only hitting .270 with 2 homeruns and 14 RBI's.
hopefully Mabry can come up big with a huge 2 out hit here to make things closer...

Well, Mabry got walked, so in came a run, Carroll grounds out to end the inning, 3 runs in though to make it 5-3. Hopefully they can squeak out a win here, need the bullpen to come through and the offense to come through as well.

TheChamp24
05-06-2007, 05:36 PM
Argh, Matt Holliday sometime just makes my head hurt. A pitcher throws back to back walks, runners on 1st and 2nd 1 out, and you swing at the first pitch, hitting into an inning ending double play?
Thats another thing too, I think he's hit in like 10 double plays already this year. Its amazing to me how much he's hit grounders this year.

MechanicalBull
05-06-2007, 07:59 PM
I love it how for like the past week or so up to yesterday or early this morning espn has been hyping tonight's game between SF and Phi with watch Bonds chase history. It was reported earlier today that Bonds is taking the night off. :rofl:

SouthStndJunkie
05-06-2007, 08:08 PM
The Tigers won their 7th straight game today. They whooped KC 13-4. The Tigers had six doubles, a triple and four homers today.

I am worried about Joel Zumaya's finger injury though....he could be out for a while.

Clockwork Orange
05-06-2007, 08:11 PM
I love it how for like the past week or so up to yesterday or early this morning espn has been hyping tonight's game between SF and Phi with watch Bonds chase history. It was reported earlier today that Bonds is taking the night off. :rofl:

Heaven forbid they have to talk about the matchup of two exciting young pitchers. You know, because all baseball fans really care about are home runs.::)

Clockwork Orange
05-06-2007, 08:16 PM
Oof, Lincecum is greeted rudely. A single from J-Roll and a homer from Shane Victorino.

Welcome to the bigs, kiddo.