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Turd_Ferguson
10-20-2011, 08:18 PM
rzepczynski and then Motte. Come on Cards!

brncs_fan
10-20-2011, 08:20 PM
Scrabble. I love it.

Big K right there!

Turd_Ferguson
10-20-2011, 08:21 PM
German for his second at bat since september.. good job washington

bombay
10-20-2011, 08:21 PM
Good to see Torrealba go down. Rockies fans know he is dangerous.

bombay
10-20-2011, 08:21 PM
Three more outs.

brncs_fan
10-20-2011, 08:22 PM
Let's go get some more runs Cards

bombay
10-20-2011, 08:27 PM
Albert pins Cruz to the wall. Two out.

bombay
10-20-2011, 08:31 PM
Berkmang on, it would be nice to see a big fly from Holliday.

bombay
10-20-2011, 08:35 PM
Hope Motte gets those same pitches for strikes. Ball four, two on.

Let's go DeScalso.

brncs_fan
10-20-2011, 08:36 PM
Holliday walks, Descalso up.

Turd_Ferguson
10-20-2011, 08:37 PM
I was hoping Kinsler would watch that one roll past him too

brncs_fan
10-20-2011, 08:37 PM
Its Motte time!

Turd_Ferguson
10-20-2011, 08:39 PM
Give em the heater Ricky

brncs_fan
10-20-2011, 09:19 PM
Ugh

crawdad
10-21-2011, 01:58 PM
Agreed. He's home, and he's due. He was upset about being pulled in the 4th the other day, so maybe that will be his inspiration.

Hey, do you remember the Red Lion in Champaign?

Yep, I sure do, only went there a time or two but I remember.

Disappointed in Cards loss but that's baseball, we will win two in Texas!

bombay
10-22-2011, 03:36 PM
Cardinals bats need to wake up tonight.

It'll be nice to have an extra big right handed bat in the lineup in Craig.

The Red Lion spawned a lot of great bands. Ones that got well known, like REP and Cheap Trick, but also One Eyed Jacks, The Finchley Boys, Slink Rand Band, Duke Tomato, Champaign, etc. Lots of good music. I thought you were probably in that demographic.

bombay
10-22-2011, 08:46 PM
ho hum

If Albert had only talked to the press after game two.

brncs_fan
10-22-2011, 08:56 PM
Come on Yadi!

brncs_fan
10-22-2011, 09:19 PM
Pujols is a giant among people that are average size or smaller tonight.

brncs_fan
10-22-2011, 09:40 PM
http://mlb.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/pMLB2-11556278dt.jpg

bombay
10-22-2011, 09:54 PM
Albert becomes the 1st guy to ever have hits in 4 consecutive innings in a world series game - singles in the 4th and 5th, homers in the 6th and 7th. He had 5 RBI.

bombay
10-22-2011, 10:04 PM
Albert hits his third HR of the night. Hope he doesn't speak to the jackels again tonight.

strafen
10-22-2011, 10:19 PM
Albert becomes the 1st guy to ever have hits in 4 consecutive innings in a world series game - singles in the 4th and 5th, homers in the 6th and 7th. He had 5 RBI.

He's just awesome!:thumbs:

bombay
10-22-2011, 10:54 PM
The blithering idiots at espn are now declaring the Cardinals the team to beat, after every single one of them had been on Texas' bandwagon. They had forgotten, seemingly, that Albert hit in the middle of the lineup. Now they're forgetting that he's surrounded by a number of very good if not great hitters. Fat Elvis, Holliday, Freese, etc. Simpletons, one and all.

bombay
10-22-2011, 11:10 PM
David Freese has a 13 game post season hitting streak going.

SPORTSWRITER
10-23-2011, 02:52 AM
I've been a Cardinals fan all of my life, and tonight's performance by Albert Pujols is the best single-game performance I've ever seen by any player!! GO REDBIRDS, TWO MORE WINS AND YOU'RE WORLD CHAMPIONS!!

Vegas_Bronco
10-23-2011, 07:03 AM
National fan: how does your team make it to the WS comitting this many errors? And yes we paid our home grown umpire...just to rub in some extra seasoning.

crawdad
10-23-2011, 08:06 AM
Cardinals bats need to wake up tonight.

It'll be nice to have an extra big right handed bat in the lineup in Craig.

The Red Lion spawned a lot of great bands. Ones that got well known, like REP and Cheap Trick, but also One Eyed Jacks, The Finchley Boys, Slink Rand Band, Duke Tomato, Champaign, etc. Lots of good music. I thought you were probably in that demographic.

I saw Slink Rand and One Eyed Jacks at the Morgue in Decatur.

crawdad
10-23-2011, 08:10 AM
Wasn't it a Japanese Admiral that said "I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve"

That is what the media and its pundits did with Albert!

Go Cardinals!

bombay
10-23-2011, 03:36 PM
Hope Edwin Jackson has a good start in him. He's a fly ball pitcher, which doesn't bode well for that ballpark, but I think I read that he's 3-0 there lifetime, with an era of around 3. Go Cardinals!

bombay
10-23-2011, 06:30 PM
Ugly 1st, but it could have been worse.

brncs_fan
10-23-2011, 06:33 PM
Ugly 1st, but it could have been worse.

We survived. Now it's our turn.

Co Cards!!!

bombay
10-24-2011, 02:40 PM
Schumaker in CF tonight.

bombay
10-24-2011, 02:49 PM
Cardinals lineup: Furcal ss, Craig rf, Pujols 1b, Holliday lf, Berkman dh, Freese 3b, Molina c, Schumaker cf, Punto 2b. Carpenter p <!-- google_ad_section_end -->

campocorto
10-24-2011, 06:51 PM
From Troy Renck's twitter

Best throw I saw Holliday make was a 50-yard out in Broncos bubble one January.. Shanahan turned head and dropped expletive

https://twitter.com/#!/TroyRenck/status/127924831684526080

brncs_fan
10-24-2011, 09:54 PM
That was an absolute atrocity of a game by the Cardinals tonight. Their body language sucked most of the night and their play resembled it.

We got two more at home and they are both must wins.

Rulon Velvet Jones
10-25-2011, 08:16 AM
TitleTown, USA.

crawdad
10-26-2011, 08:27 AM
That was an absolute atrocity of a game by the Cardinals tonight. There body language sucked most of the night and their play resembled it.

We got two more at home and they are both must wins.

I am with you on the body language thing! They seemed uninspired and Matt was disappointing. 1 for 12 with RISP.

bombay
10-26-2011, 01:18 PM
Game 6 postponed until Thursday.

bombay
10-27-2011, 02:46 PM
Furcal
Schumaker
Pujols
Berkman
Holliday
Freese
Molina
Punto
Garcia

Kinsler
Andrus
Hamilton
Young
Beltre
Cruz
Napoli
Gentry
Lewis<!-- google_ad_section_end -->

bombay
10-27-2011, 04:20 PM
Go Cardinals!

bombay
10-27-2011, 06:38 PM
Excellent infield rotation as the Cards get the dp on Lewis bunt attempt.

bombay
10-27-2011, 07:02 PM
Card's infield defense saving Hi-Mays ass to this point.

bombay
10-27-2011, 07:23 PM
Salas replaces Garcia to start the 4th, and Holliday drops an easy flyball to start the inning. Salas flubs one, and the Rangers get an unearned run on two errors. Then Salas settles down and strikes two guys out and the third guy pops up and Holliday catches it. Texas up 3-2, but it should be worse. They've blown some chances.

bombay
10-27-2011, 07:49 PM
Cards have 4 errors, Rangers have 4 runs. This looks like the mid-July Cardinals.

bombay
10-27-2011, 07:52 PM
Holland warming up for Texas. Big break for the Cardinals if they can win this game, and Washington uses him tonight.

brncs_fan
10-27-2011, 08:10 PM
The Cardinals are proving everyone right who said they have no business being in the palyoffs.

bombay
10-27-2011, 08:33 PM
Tie game. I guess tejas doesn't belong either.

bombay
10-27-2011, 08:35 PM
Bases loaded for the Cards, the rangers releivers can't throw strikes, Jon Jay at the plate in a tie game.

bombay
10-27-2011, 08:36 PM
Holland has warmed up at least three times. Bodes well for tomorrow night.

bombay
10-27-2011, 08:38 PM
Holland in the game. 0-15 Jay due. I'd bring in Craig to hit.

Jay swings at ball 1. Idiot! dribbles the ball back to the pitcher.

bombay
10-27-2011, 08:50 PM
The Big Band Theory is on TBS.

hookemhess
10-27-2011, 08:59 PM
I can't even articulate what this means if we win. I grew up a Rangers fan and going to Rangers games. We were always a horrible franchise, but as a kid going to pro baseball games is fun no matter what. This just blows my mind that we're even in the world series, and 9 outs away!

PS Pretty much all that can be applied to the Mavs, which was equally amazing for us fans.

bombay
10-27-2011, 09:56 PM
As hard as they try, the Cardinals have been unable to give this game away.

bronco militia
10-27-2011, 10:02 PM
They just gave it away again

Popps
10-27-2011, 10:09 PM
Ugh.

bombay
10-27-2011, 10:09 PM
Bed time. I suppose I'll find out tomorrow.

24champ
10-27-2011, 10:22 PM
Bed time. I suppose I'll find out tomorrow.

How can you go to bed at this juncture of the game?

bronco militia
10-27-2011, 10:25 PM
9-9 what a game!

brncs_fan
10-27-2011, 10:27 PM
The Cardinals are going to give me a heart attack...

brncs_fan
10-27-2011, 10:35 PM
All we need now is ONE RUN. Lets do this CARDS!!!!!!!!!!

brncs_fan
10-27-2011, 10:40 PM
FREESE WITH A WALK-OFF HOME RUN!!!!!!!

Natedog24
10-27-2011, 10:41 PM
Holy crap that was one incredible game of baseball.

vonqkilla
10-27-2011, 10:44 PM
Holy crap that was one incredible game of baseball.

I cant believe what happened.

Tebowesque... Lol

Tebow Tebow Tebow TEBOW!!!!!

That was just wild though.

brncs_fan
10-27-2011, 10:47 PM
http://www.sports-logos-screensavers.com/user/St_Louis_Cardinals9.jpg

Popps
10-27-2011, 10:49 PM
Hell yea.

brncs_fan
10-27-2011, 10:50 PM
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/iF5jhYCnj-g" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

bombay
10-27-2011, 10:52 PM
Can't see how Texas recovers.

MileHighMagic
10-27-2011, 10:57 PM
Wowza!

Vegas_Bronco
10-27-2011, 11:28 PM
Pinch me frees and tebow...Im unworthy!

Damn near the best week of sports I've had in 10 years!

broncocalijohn
10-28-2011, 12:05 AM
That was one sweeeet game. I love Napoli and think the Angels are complete morons for trading him and keeping .180 hitter Mathis but Cards are reminding me of the 2002 Angels. Down 3-2 with a "never say die" attitude in Game 6. Only means Cards take it 4-1 in Game 7.

crawdad
10-28-2011, 07:39 AM
That was the most incredible game! I gave up on them in the 7th inning and told myself, these guys don't want it and Texas does! Boy was I wrong! These guys have been incredible resilient all year!

Advantage Cards especially with pitching and injuries to Cruz and Napoli.

(John, I had Napoli on my Fantasy team this year and he had a great year)

bendog
10-28-2011, 08:39 AM
http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ucomics.com/pe111023.gif

crawdad
10-28-2011, 10:01 AM
Cute!

bombay
10-28-2011, 01:47 PM
Kinsler
Andrus
Hamilton
Young
Beltre
Napoli
Cruz
Murphy
Hamilton<!-- google_ad_section_end -->

Cards lineup not released yet, Carpenter will start. Holliday is replaced on the roster by Adron Chambers.

Rulon Velvet Jones
10-28-2011, 02:01 PM
Rangers haven't lost b2b games since late August. They're resilient as hell. I wouldn't feel so great about Carpenter on short rest, especially at the end of a season. Hard to imagine he goes more han 5 IP.

bendog
10-28-2011, 02:04 PM
Please God, just let Holliday bungle another OF catch. Off his head would be very much appreciated.

bombay
10-28-2011, 02:08 PM
Theriot 4; Craig 7; Pujols 3; Berkman 9; Freese 5; Molina 2; Furcal 6; Schumaker 8; Carpenter 1.<!-- google_ad_section_end -->

campocorto
10-28-2011, 02:15 PM
Please God, just let Holliday bungle another OF catch. Off his head would be very much appreciated.

Holliday (wrist) has been taken off the active roster. He has been replaced by Adron Chambers, a rookie with eight career at-bats.

bendog
10-28-2011, 02:17 PM
thanks. I didn't see that on cnnsi this morning.

bombay
10-28-2011, 02:32 PM
Meaningless information: the last road team to win a world series game 7 was the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates. Home teams have since won 8.

bombay
10-28-2011, 04:06 PM
Go Cardinals!

Turd_Ferguson
10-28-2011, 06:07 PM
Go Cardinals!

That a boy YADI!

Broncoman13
10-28-2011, 09:43 PM
Pujols "Tebowing" after winning the world series!!!! Perfect!

Many of the old timers know I lived in Houston for a long time.... Lance Berkman is a great man and a great player. Glad to see them win after all the drama last night!

Turd_Ferguson
10-28-2011, 09:49 PM
Well now i have watched my teams win 2 superbowls and 2 world series! Awesome!

Popps
10-28-2011, 10:36 PM
Well now i have watched my teams win 2 superbowls and 2 world series! Awesome!

Same here.

:strong:

Now, if the Blues could just step it up at some point before I die.

crawdad
10-29-2011, 05:33 AM
Yadier Molina played a great series and Lance Berkman really got some key hits in the series but David Freese is incredible. Texas has nothing to be ashamed of. They are an excellent team and "good pitchin' always beats good hittin'" The Cards hitters were just better that Texas' good pitching. 41 walks will kill you!

strafen
10-29-2011, 07:14 AM
Well now i have watched my teams win 2 superbowls and 2 world series! Awesome!Are you a Red Sox fan too? :D

Me too.
Ok, on a serious notr.
I called one of my best friends to congratulate him for the Cards victory in the WS. I told him I've felt I owed him one when in 2004 my Red Sox beat them.

By the way, great series, it was awesome. Texas played great, they deserved to win, they just came up a bit short...

Popps
10-29-2011, 10:55 AM
My bad, actually 3 WS wins for my Cards in my life. (82). That's the one I remember the fondest, though this one was nuts.

brncs_fan
10-29-2011, 01:41 PM
http://a57.foxnews.com/img.foxnews.com/static/managed/img/fn-latino/sports/660/371/WS%20Game%206%20Part%206.jpg
http://i.huffpost.com/gen/381071/thumbs/r-WORLD-SERIES-large570.jpg
http://www.grandslamsports360.com/images/products/small/PATCHBBSTLWS11.jpg

brncs_fan
10-29-2011, 01:42 PM
http://revude.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/rangers_cardinals_world_series.jpg

bombay
10-29-2011, 02:09 PM
The Cardinals join the Yankees as the only teams that require more than two hands for their world series championship rings.

bombay
10-29-2011, 03:36 PM
http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=19962065&topic_id=&c_id=mlb&tcid=vpp_copy_19962065&v=3


View from the dugout as the Cardinals win.

Gort
10-29-2011, 05:48 PM
The Cardinals join the Yankees as the only teams that require more than two hands for their world series championship rings.

i heard after the game, LaRussa signed on to be spokesman for Depends brand adult diapers.

when they asked McGwire if this was true, he pleaded the 5th so as not to incriminate himself.

bombay
10-29-2011, 06:29 PM
http://www.d-two.net/?p=995


A good desktop wallpaper for Cardinals' fans.

bombay
10-29-2011, 06:58 PM
http://www.nydailynews.com/cmlink/nydn.CoverContent?newsletter=true&ctype=back&cdate=20111029&dt=landscape_315_450<!-- google_ad_section_end -->

crawdad
10-30-2011, 08:16 AM
i heard after the game, LaRussa signed on to be spokesman for Depends brand adult diapers.

when they asked McGwire if this was true, he pleaded the 5th so as not to incriminate himself.

Haters gonna hate, I guess??

SimonFletcher73
10-30-2011, 09:36 AM
All the Rangers needed was Frank Viola.

Gort
10-30-2011, 09:56 AM
Haters gonna hate, I guess??

the Cards are the Yankees of the NL.

LaRussa was a douchebag in Chicago. he was a douchebag in Oakland. he's still a douchebag in St. Louis. it's hard to root for douchebags.

would have been a much nicer story for a team like Texas which has never won a WS to win it.

bombay
10-30-2011, 12:33 PM
http://www.stltoday.com/sports/baseball/professional/article_b93477f1-9330-5071-9b94-c57705bb1ecb.html


World Champs celebrate.

bombay
10-30-2011, 12:49 PM
An inspirational ditty that a Cardinals fan who calls himself Kennyboyerfan posted on a Cardinals board before game 6 against the Astros in the 2004 NLCS.



NOT TODAY

Busch Stadium is not our house.

So I will not waste your time this morning talking about the importance of the Cardinals protecting our house in Game 6 of the NLCS. I will not broach the obscentity of seeing Houston players spilling champagne on our living-room carpet.

Busch Stadium is not our house.

It's much more important than that. It's where many of us watched our first game, caught our first foul ball, begged for our first autograph.

It's where Gibby ruled the mound, where Brock ran like the wind, and where Ozzie made all the folks go crazy.

It's where the El Birdos dominated, where Sutter struck out the last batter of 1982, where Mike Shannon has worked since the joint opened in 1966.

The Ol' Redhead managed there. Stan the Man played his harmonica there. The White Rat led us back to glory there. This is where Gussie drove the Clydesdales, where Willie McGee tracked down fly balls, where Joaquin Andujar summed up his philosophy of life in one simple word: Youneverknow.

This is where Big Mac smacked No. 70, where Tommy Lawless flipped his bat, where GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY...BRUMMER'S STEALING HOME!!!!!!!

This is where the greatest St. Louis team in Busch Stadium's history performed. That's right, the 2004 Cardinals. They had the best home-record, the best record in baseball. Right on that field.

Ted Simmons played there. Kenny Boyer managed there. And a beloved old man in a bright red jacket told a mournful nation why it was good and right to play baseball after Sept. 11. My friends, Jack Buck's coffin rested on that field. Daryl Kile pitched his last game there. And many of cannot walk into that stadium without thinking of loved ones who are no longer with us.

Not today. We don't lose today.

Not against the Houston Astros. Not against a pitcher named Pete Munro. Not against a wild-card team. Not in Busch Stadium.

No, it's not our house. It's simply the place where our memories congregate, where our baseball dreams are stored, where the voices of millions of fans and the ghosts of seasons past await their call to arms.

Folks, it's time to wake 'em up.

bombay
10-30-2011, 01:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJFMYlKdMz8&feature=player_embedded#!



Cardinals highlight video with great audio.

El Guapo
10-30-2011, 01:10 PM
Congrats to the cards and the fans... I'm just now coming off my rage of losing.

Go Rangers!

bombay
10-30-2011, 01:15 PM
Congrats to the cards and the fans... I'm just now coming off my rage of losing.

Go Rangers!


Total class. That was one tough team you had.

El Guapo
10-30-2011, 01:16 PM
Appreciate it. It really was a great series, although I would of had more fun watching it if my team wasn't playing (instead of crapping my pants every inning).

bombay
10-31-2011, 10:19 AM
LaRussa retired this morning.

24champ
11-02-2011, 12:00 AM
It's over! Frank McFraud agrees to sell the Dodgers!


http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ltp3wiJA9n1qmkj8f.gif



http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lsyyl8tLC11qmkj8f.gif

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Rohirrim
11-02-2011, 08:46 AM
Yeah. Go Dodgers!

Let's pool our money. ;D

bombay
11-04-2011, 11:15 AM
Bob Forsch died last night from a heart attack. He was 61.

RIP

crawdad
11-04-2011, 03:54 PM
I remember Bob well witnessed his no-hitters! RIP

broncocalijohn
11-04-2011, 04:00 PM
Bob Forsch died last night from a heart attack. He was 61.

RIP

Bob Forsch was a good pitcher in the 70s and 80s. Was it the Cards and Astros he played for? Forsch brothers Bob and Ken if I remember correctly.

http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/cardinals-star-bob-forsch-dies-61-14882618

My answers were answered. Didnt know he threw out the opening pitch for last week's game 7.

bombay
11-06-2011, 01:36 PM
http://vimeo.com/31675320


Ron Washington's game 7 pregame speech. Definitely NSFW! Or if kids are around. Or if you're offended by really bad languauge.

bombay
11-13-2011, 05:20 PM
Former Cardinal catcher Mike Matheny is their new manager.

It's his first managing job at any level. I like it.

bombay
11-13-2011, 07:51 PM
Stauss' article.

http://www.stltoday.com/sports/baseb...ce=twitterfeed (http://www.stltoday.com/sports/baseball/professional/cardinal-beat/cards-hire-matheny-as-manager/article_59a7b250-0e4c-11e1-a0d3-0019bb30f31a.html?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed)



It is not known whether the Cardinals will announce plans for Matheny’s coaching staff Monday; however, it is believed that Maloney will be promoted to the major-league staff. Mozeliak has expressed a desire the past two years to begin promoting more minor-league personnel onto a major-league staff that remained relatively static under La Russa.


Oquendo, first-base coach Dave McKay and pitching coach Dave Duncan have expressed a desire to remain with the club regardless of the next manager’s identity. Duncan is the only coach from La Russa’s staff signed through next season. His contract includes an option for 2013.



No mention of Petini or Big Mac. Kind of interesting. Good for Maloney. He's more than paid his dues in the minors.<!-- google_ad_section_end -->

OBF1
11-13-2011, 08:23 PM
WOW..... how far has baseball fallen in America??? The entire 2011 basball thread has 1/2 the amount of posts as Denver playing KC game day thread. Can not wait to see the results of the Ice Capades season thread.

bombay
11-14-2011, 06:11 PM
Well, the thread for the last game the Cardinals played in had about 1,700 replies.

http://tippingpitchers.com/f7/world-series-game-7-carpenter-vs-harrison-heart-2011-world-series-champs-80947/index68.html

So I suppose it depends on what forum is of interest. Good luck with your ice capades thing.

The game before that had about 2,300 replies.

http://tippingpitchers.com/f7/w-world-series-game-6-garcia-vs-lewis-7-05-gdt-heart-80941/index93.html


This thread about stuff not important enough to get it's own thread has 23,000 replies.


http://tippingpitchers.com/f7/stuff-not-important-enough-get-own-thread-71023/index876.html


Odd.

OBF1
11-14-2011, 07:29 PM
Sorry... I thought I was talking about the orangemane. I am sure there other sites that get more hits than this one.

bombay
11-14-2011, 08:04 PM
Well, I kind of fixated on this remark you made... "WOW..... how far has baseball fallen in America??? "... whichdidn't mention the mane, and seemed to focus on the declining interest in baseball. So my point was I suppose it matters where you are seeking that interest. Obviously more interest in baseball on a Cardinals board than a Broncos board.

SouthStndJunkie
11-15-2011, 01:40 PM
NEW YORK -- Justin Verlander breezed to the AL Cy Young Award on Tuesday in a unanimous vote after the Detroit Tigers' ace won the pitching version of the Triple Crown.

houghtam
11-15-2011, 02:24 PM
NEW YORK -- Justin Verlander breezed to the AL Cy Young Award on Tuesday in a unanimous vote after the Detroit Tigers' ace won the pitching version of the Triple Crown.

First unanimous decision in 5 years. Now about that MVP....

Gort
11-15-2011, 02:47 PM
finally some REAL baseball news.

the cartoon Oriole bird is back for 2012! :)

http://www.baltimoresun.com/media/photo/2011-11/252111720-15073606.jpg

http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/bal-orioles-uniforms-1115,0,652236.story

El Guapo
11-15-2011, 04:34 PM
Maybe they'll win now! best of luck.

bombay
11-16-2011, 12:35 PM
Rumor among St Louis media types Pujols will re-sign by Friday.

SouthStndJunkie
11-17-2011, 12:57 PM
Left-hander Clayton Kershaw won the NL Cy Young Award on Thursday, becoming the first Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher to be so honored since Eric Gagne in 2003 and the first Dodgers starter to win it since Orel Hershiser in 1988.

SouthStndJunkie
11-17-2011, 12:57 PM
Rumor among St Louis media types Pujols will re-sign by Friday.

I hope so....I like to see players like that stick with one team their entire career.

broncocalijohn
11-17-2011, 02:10 PM
Sorry... I thought I was talking about the orangemane. I am sure there other sites that get more hits than this one.

So baseball has fallen in America based on football fans forum concerning the Broncos? Can't wait for the stats on this one to back up your claim. Bombay, don't bring logic into the thread. We shall now be receiving neg reps from Dimitri. Reps, it is serious business. :wiggle:

broncocalijohn
11-17-2011, 02:13 PM
Left-hander Clayton Kershaw won the NL Cy Young Award on Thursday, becoming the first Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher to be so honored since Eric Gagne in 2003 and the first Dodgers starter to win it since Orel Hershiser in 1988.

While no longer a Dodgers' fan, he deserved the award in a tough 4 man race for it. Im just happy Erik Aybar got an AL Shortstop Gold Glove (when was the last time someone not named Jeter received it?) but wish Trumbo got the ROY award in the AL. Pitchers and hitters should have separate awards. Football and hockey to watch and no care right now about basketball. BUT, I love when spring training comes around!

Gort
11-17-2011, 02:49 PM
BTW, in other "Bud Selig is the worst commissioner in the history of MLB news", the planned sale of the Astros is now contingent on the new owner agreeing to move the Astros to the AL.

that's what happens when you let a used car salesman from Milwaukee run your league.

broncocalijohn
11-17-2011, 03:05 PM
BTW, in other "Bud Selig is the worst commissioner in the history of MLB news", the planned sale of the Astros is now contingent on the new owner agreeing to move the Astros to the AL.

that's what happens when you let a used car salesman from Milwaukee run your league.

The league is giving the guy $70 million for the move. Personally, I hate this reallignment to 15 teams each league. Just move a team (that has 6 teams in the division) and move it within their League. Inter league all season isnt exactly horrible but I think coaches like to work on hitting for their pitchers as little as possible and May and June is it and then they are done (unless they are going to the World Series). At least the AL West can feast on a crappy team within their new division. This also gives Rangers and Astros a good rivalry.

SouthStndJunkie
11-21-2011, 12:47 PM
NEW YORK -- Detroit's Justin Verlander has become the first starting pitcher in a quarter-century to win a Most Valuable Player award, adding it to his Cy Young Award last week.

That kicks ass....well deserved by JV.

First starting pitcher to earn the MVP award since Roger Clemens back in 1986.

houghtam
11-21-2011, 01:05 PM
NEW YORK -- Detroit's Justin Verlander has become the first starting pitcher in a quarter-century to win a Most Valuable Player award, adding it to his Cy Young Award last week.

That kicks ass....well deserved by JV.

First starting pitcher to earn the MVP award since Roger Clemens back in 1986.

Eckersley won it in '92.

SouthStndJunkie
11-21-2011, 02:59 PM
Eckersley won it in '92.

Ooops....I meant starting pitcher.

SouthStndJunkie
11-22-2011, 01:36 PM
NEW YORK -- Milwaukee's Ryan Braun won the NL Most Valuable Player Award on Tuesday after helping lead the Brewers to their first division title in nearly 30 years.

DBroncos4life
11-22-2011, 02:54 PM
NEW YORK -- Milwaukee's Ryan Braun won the NL Most Valuable Player Award on Tuesday after helping lead the Brewers to their first division title in nearly 30 years.

Matt Kemp got F'd.

80smith
12-07-2011, 07:22 PM
Buehrle agrees to four-year deal with Marlins

Pending a physical, MLB.com has confirmed Mark Buehrle has agreed to a four-year, $58 million contract with the Marlins on Wednesday

More here

http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20111207&content_id=26121258&vkey=news_cws&c_id=cws

NNNNNOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You will be missed Mark.

elsid13
12-07-2011, 07:29 PM
Just saw the new Marlins uniforms, and they are horrible.

TonyR
12-07-2011, 07:32 PM
Buehrle agrees to four-year deal with Marlins


Massive overpay. And that's no knock on Buehrle, he's just not worth that kind of money.

elsid13
12-07-2011, 07:47 PM
Massive overpay. And that's no knock on Buehrle, he's just not worth that kind of money.

Marlins are doing that with all their FA targets. I wouldn't be surprised if we see a fire sell in couple of years down there.

houghtam
12-07-2011, 08:09 PM
Marlins are doing that with all their FA targets. I wouldn't be surprised if we see a fire sell in couple of years down there.

Yeah when you're a team like the Marlins, you have to overpay to get anyone good. Detroit was like that for a long time before Pudge Rodriguez came aboard.

SoCalBronco
12-07-2011, 08:59 PM
Massive overpay. And that's no knock on Buehrle, he's just not worth that kind of money.

I'm not sure what his value is monetarily, but it is massive. He's very underrated, an innings-eater and if he had better run support, would have a great record. Mark will be missed in Chicago. He's my favorite player and I'm very sad that the spending that was wasted last year on Dunn and others basically prevented us from making even a competitive offer to Buehrle. Buehrle is Mr. White Sox (along with Paulie). It is a real shame to see him go. But I wish him all the best.


I wish you nothing but success, Mark. You deserve the best.

strafen
12-07-2011, 09:17 PM
NEW YORK -- Detroit's Justin Verlander has become the first starting pitcher in a quarter-century to win a Most Valuable Player award, adding it to his Cy Young Award last week.

That kicks ass....well deserved by JV.

First starting pitcher to earn the MVP award since Roger Clemens back in 1986.

He deserved it and more importantly, he earned it. :thumbsup:
JV is solid!

broncosteven
12-07-2011, 10:13 PM
I'm not sure what his value is monetarily, but it is massive. He's very underrated, an innings-eater and if he had better run support, would have a great record. Mark will be missed in Chicago. He's my favorite player and I'm very sad that the spending that was wasted last year on Dunn and others basically prevented us from making even a competitive offer to Buehrle. Buehrle is Mr. White Sox (along with Paulie). It is a real shame to see him go. But I wish him all the best.


I wish you nothing but success, Mark. You deserve the best.


Some of my favorite pitching memories are of Mark. Sad day.

I think he has a couple quality years left and he will eat innings for the Marlins like Socal said.

broncocalijohn
12-07-2011, 11:52 PM
Some of my favorite pitching memories are of Mark. Sad day.

I think he has a couple quality years left and he will eat innings for the Marlins like Socal said.

If that is all you got for Buerhle right now, then Marlins overpaid. Innings eaters are/were guys like Jon Garland. Mark was much more than that but not so sure recently. Marlins get Reyes but now are shopping Ramirez because of the position move? They better keep looking for offensive talent to help Mark out.

Rulon Velvet Jones
12-08-2011, 04:58 AM
**** CJ Wilson.

OrangeCrush2724
12-08-2011, 07:05 AM
Marlins are doing that with all their FA targets. I wouldn't be surprised if we see a fire sell in couple of years down there.

Fire sale suck. But with a ring, it hurts less. ;D

24champ
12-08-2011, 08:37 AM
Pujols to the Angels. 10 year 250 million dollar contract.

Rohirrim
12-08-2011, 08:44 AM
Angels!? Last I heard, he was going to stick with the birds. Nice chunk of change.

Drunk Monkey
12-08-2011, 08:45 AM
Pujols to the Angels. 10 year 250 million dollar contract.

lol no way they get their money back on that one. He is 32 (maybe older) and they give him 250...

Shotgun Willie
12-08-2011, 08:55 AM
lol no way they get their money back on that one. He is 32 (maybe older) and they give him 250...

yup 32 in January

bendog
12-08-2011, 09:14 AM
O'Dowd better pull his head out. Wigginton and Lopez. I'm ok with the Feedlot Boys' business model of locking up young guys for their early careers in exchange for financial security 'just in case,' but if they don't get some pitching nobody will ever do what Tulo and CarGo did. He couldn't pull the trigger on Volquez, who is of questionable value anyway, then he ships Street. If he likes his young pitching so much, he damn well better have some quality arms in the bullpen.

TonyR
12-08-2011, 09:22 AM
Pujols to the Angels. 10 year 250 million dollar contract.

Stupid, stupid, stupid. This is the Yankees' mistake with A-Rod all over again.

broncocalijohn
12-08-2011, 10:03 AM
**** CJ Wilson.

Praise CJ WIlson. He is going to great weather , his home and a great team. Of course he left a very good team in Texas but maybe like MightySmurf, Texas couldnt close the deal. As for Pujols, that came out of right field. We have 2 guys that can play 1st base really well and not sure what we do on that but we just picked up the best player in baseball. I just don't know the exact details on paying someone $25 million a year from 38 to 41 years olf age.

I will probably get neg repped from Bombay and Mike but don't hate the fan, hate our new GM.

Rolandftw
12-08-2011, 10:13 AM
Crazy that the Angels really spent that much money. Sure a lot of Cardinals fans are sad to lose Pujols, but they won't be sad 5-7 years from now.

TheChamp24
12-08-2011, 10:14 AM
I'm shocked Pujols left the Cards. Kind of makes me dislike him a little bit now.
That said, 10 years is ridiculous. Nearly every huge, long year contract like that becomes a huge burden.
Todd Helton
Alex Rodriguez
Two names there that got huge deals and now are getting paid large amounts for average production.

broncocalijohn
12-08-2011, 10:18 AM
I'm shocked Pujols left the Cards. Kind of makes me dislike him a little bit now.
That said, 10 years is ridiculous. Nearly every huge, long year contract like that becomes a huge burden.
Todd Helton
Alex Rodriguez
Two names there that got huge deals and now are getting paid large amounts for average production.

I can refute this as a homer for the fan that got the goods but I do agree. I would rather have Pujols stay in St. Louis and have his legacy like Stan Musial has done. We will take to him like we did Torii Hunter but the upside in not only ticket sales (which is pretty nice already at 3 million), it brings more fans watching the Angels, getting more players in the All Star game, exposure again, etc. Maybe we are spoiled here with Weaver sticking to his home team and Wilson coming back home. Add one incredible HOF first baseman and I need to just be happy we are in the receiving end of someone who lost a little of his legacy. Luckily, the Cards are a great baseball city and will recover from this. Maybe trade for Kendry Morales or Mark Trumbo?

TonyR
12-08-2011, 10:23 AM
Crazy that the Angels really spent that much money.

Particularly for two guys on the wrong side of 30. And history suggests that Wilson will disappoint. Took on way too much risk. This is the kind of crap the Yankees used to do before they finally decided to let Brian Cashman do things his way.

24champ
12-08-2011, 10:26 AM
Stupid, stupid, stupid. This is the Yankees' mistake with A-Rod all over again.

Anaheim Angels gave Pujols a no trade clause as well. So they are stuck with him until he is 42.

TheChamp24
12-08-2011, 10:29 AM
I can refute this as a homer for the fan that got the goods but I do agree. I would rather have Pujols stay in St. Louis and have his legacy like Stan Musial has done. We will take to him like we did Torii Hunter but the upside in not only ticket sales (which is pretty nice already at 3 million), it brings more fans watching the Angels, getting more players in the All Star game, exposure again, etc. Maybe we are spoiled here with Weaver sticking to his home team and Wilson coming back home. Add one incredible HOF first baseman and I need to just be happy we are in the receiving end of someone who lost a little of his legacy. Luckily, the Cards are a great baseball city and will recover from this. Maybe trade for Kendry Morales or Mark Trumbo?

Trumbo is going to be irrelevant fast. He had homeruns, but his overall stat line was junk.
Angels team is pretty stacked right now, but man they'll be hurting in a few years IMO. Already are paying Vernon Wells $26 million to hit .210.

broncocalijohn
12-08-2011, 10:52 AM
Particularly for two guys on the wrong side of 30. And history suggests that Wilson will disappoint. Took on way too much risk. This is the kind of crap the Yankees used to do before they finally decided to let Brian Cashman do things his way.

Wrong side of 30? How old do you think Pujols is? He is 31 (at least I hope that is his real age). As for Roland thinking the Cards will be happy not to have him in 5 to 7 years, what a stupid thing to say. They will miss him in those 5 to 7 years! That is a ton of seasons to make your team top notch (which is what the Cards were). I might not like this come 7 yers from now but I hope the Angels bank away the money that he brought them in championships, jersey sales, ticket revenue, etc.

Trumbo is going to be irrelevant fast. He had homeruns, but his overall stat line was junk.
Angels team is pretty stacked right now, but man they'll be hurting in a few years IMO. Already are paying Vernon Wells $26 million to hit .210.

I wouldnt call Trumbo fast but his Offensive numbers were not junk. He was a rookie and he was 2nd in Rookie voting. He improved a ton with runners in scoring position in the 2nd half of the season. He has pop and his contract is light so hopefully he plays 3rd base and we finally have someone that hits HRs at 3rd since Glaus. We have Trout, Boujous, Hunter and Wells in the outfield. Not bad mix of very young and old. Wells will produce this year. No way he is another Gary Mathews "Steroids" jr.

bombay
12-08-2011, 10:59 AM
Pujols OPS has declined for 4 consecutive seasons. Of course, when the decline started, it was at an incredible 1.114. Last season, it was .905.

TonyR
12-08-2011, 11:01 AM
Wrong side of 30? How old do you think Pujols is? He is 31 (at least I hope that is his real age).

If he hasn't peaked already he will within a year or two. Great player but the cost and length of the contract are a bit absurd. I actually think the Wilson signing was worse. The Yankees are desperate for a #2/#3 type starter and immediately bowed out of both the Wilson and Buehrle sweepstakes when they saw how ridiculous the contract demands were. That should tell you something right there, although I think Wilson will fare better in CA than he would have in NYC. I think he's another Barry Zito type signing waiting to happen. He's just not all that good.

brncs_fan
12-08-2011, 11:03 AM
Wrong side of 30? How old do you think Pujols is? He is 31 (at least I hope that is his real age). As for Roland thinking the Cards will be happy not to have him in 5 to 7 years, what a stupid thing to say. They will miss him in those 5 to 7 years! That is a ton of seasons to make your team top notch (which is what the Cards were). I might not like this come 7 yers from now but I hope the Angels bank away the money that he brought them in championships, jersey sales, ticket revenue, etc.


You really think Pujols is going to be puting up the numbers at ages 37-39 to warrant $25 mil per year?

As a Cardinals fan who fell in love with Pujols his rookie year I am sad to see him go. However, if that is what it was going to take to keep him in STL then I am ok with him going elsewhere. I will always have the last 10 years and 2 WS Championships.

Anaheim giving him that deal, with a no trade clause, is asinine.

TheChamp24
12-08-2011, 11:12 AM
I wouldnt call Trumbo fast but his Offensive numbers were not junk. He was a rookie and he was 2nd in Rookie voting. He improved a ton with runners in scoring position in the 2nd half of the season. He has pop and his contract is light so hopefully he plays 3rd base and we finally have someone that hits HRs at 3rd since Glaus. We have Trout, Boujous, Hunter and Wells in the outfield. Not bad mix of very young and old. Wells will produce this year. No way he is another Gary Mathews "Steroids" jr.

Trumbo didn't deserve the #2 voting in the ROY. Hosmer in less games had a better line than him.
He doesn't hit for average.
He doesn't get on base, a horrible .291 OBP. Thats dreadful.
He strikes out a ton.
I mean, if you think Trumbo is going to become a perennial player and count on him to be in the lineup for years to come, think again. I'd almost guarantee he's at best a backup in 2 years.

broncocalijohn
12-08-2011, 11:18 AM
Trumbo didn't deserve the #2 voting in the ROY. Hosmer in less games had a better line than him.
He doesn't hit for average.
He doesn't get on base, a horrible .291 OBP. Thats dreadful.
He strikes out a ton.
I mean, if you think Trumbo is going to become a perennial player and count on him to be in the lineup for years to come, think again. I'd almost guarantee he's at best a backup in 2 years.

I dont take anything away from Hosmer and got to see him play when we faced the Royals but to say he is a backup based on his first season in the big leagues is assinine. The only way he is a backup is if that is at first base and cannot handle 3rd base. Like i stated, Trumbo got better in the 2nd half. First half could not drive someone in at 2nd unless it was a homerun. Look at some of the good Angels players over the years, their rookie year cant be like Kendry Morales, Wally Joyner or Tim Salmon.


By the way, these moves just really irks 24Champ as his Dodgers are becoming the Angels step child once again. Actually, only the LA media has had them as top billing over the Angels the last 9 seasons.

BroncoLifer
12-08-2011, 11:46 AM
How old do you think Pujols is? He is 31 (at least I hope that is his real age).

Well, as you allude to in your post, quite a few people (and teams) think he is actually older than he claims to be. I personally have no idea if it's true or not but that's another potential risk.

bombay
12-10-2011, 01:11 PM
Cardinals re-up Furcal. 2/$14

bombay
12-10-2011, 05:51 PM
Ryan Braun tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. 'Roids. Fifty game suspension.

DBroncos4life
12-10-2011, 08:07 PM
Ryan Braun tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. 'Roids. Fifty game suspension.

Thank god they named him MVP over Kemp!

Gort
12-11-2011, 08:14 AM
Ryan Braun tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. 'Roids. Fifty game suspension.

of course he plays for the Milwaukee Seligs.

Selig did everything in his power to prevent the names of 'roided up Pink Sox players from being named in that steroids report a few years ago, though we now know that lots of them were on the stuff. but they didn't face the immediate scorn many others did because their names came out long after the furor had died down. nice to see karma paying back Selig in spades.

broncocalijohn
12-11-2011, 09:39 AM
Ryan Braun tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. 'Roids. Fifty game suspension.

Not sure if he will admit when he used it but a nice gesture on his part is to give up the MVP award a give it to Kemp.....after Kemp does his drug test. What a huge black eye for MLB. What a ****head!

DBroncos4life
12-11-2011, 11:42 AM
Not sure if he will admit when he used it but a nice gesture on his part is to give up the MVP award a give it to Kemp.....after Kemp does his drug test. What a huge black eye for MLB. What a ****head!

He failed a month before he was named MVP and the MLB still allowed him to win the award. What a joke.

TonyR
12-13-2011, 09:57 AM
Major League clubs have until 5 p.m. tomorrow to submit a posting bid for Japanese right-hander Yu Darvish.

And all signs point to the Yankees sitting this one out.

Although Yankees scouts are high on the 25-year-oldís ability, the total cost of landing Darvish is considered too high even for the Yankees.

According to MLB sources, it could take close to $30 million to win the posting process. The same source indicated Darvish will then want a five-year deal in the area of $75 million.

Thatís more than $100 million for a pitcher who has done very well facing hitters in Japan, but those hitters arenít major league caliber.

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/yankees/bombers_not_high_on_pricy_yu_WfmwB2iYykdKAoRK5boyr K#ixzz1gR13hdw8

SouthStndJunkie
12-13-2011, 03:31 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2073676/Baseball-lothario-Derek-Jeter-gives-basket-signed-swag-night-stands.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

Baseball lothario Derek Jeter gives a basket of signed swag as a send-off to his one-night stands

80smith
12-31-2011, 05:59 PM
White Sox Acquire Padres Pitchers In Exchange for Quentin.

The White Sox will receive minor league pitchers Simon Castro, a right-hander, and Pedro Hernandez, a left-hander

More here. http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/12/31/white-sox-acquire-padres-pitchers-in-exchange-for-quentin/

SoCalBronco
12-31-2011, 06:21 PM
White Sox Acquire Padres Pitchers In Exchange for Quentin.

The White Sox will receive minor league pitchers Simon Castro, a right-hander, and Pedro Hernandez, a left-hander

More here. http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/12/31/white-sox-acquire-padres-pitchers-in-exchange-for-quentin/

Why the **** did we give Danks Buehrle's money? Don't tell me age...because Mark has a rubber arm and can easily go another 3-4 years.

80smith
12-31-2011, 06:28 PM
Why the **** did we give Danks Buehrle's money? Don't tell me age...because Mark has a rubber arm and can easily go another 3-4 years.

? All I know is that I'm pissed that the sox let Mark go!

houghtam
12-31-2011, 07:13 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2073676/Baseball-lothario-Derek-Jeter-gives-basket-signed-swag-night-stands.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

Baseball lothario Derek Jeter gives a basket of signed swag as a send-off to his one-night stands

Read the comments below the story. Proof (as if we needed it) that women are just as base and shallow as we men are.

TonyR
01-14-2012, 08:32 AM
Two huge moves by the Yankees last night, adding Pineda and Kuroda to the rotation.

http://espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/story/_/id/7460527/new-york-yankees-al-east-best-adding-michael-pineda-hiroki-kuroda

http://espn.go.com/mlb/hotstove11/story/_/id/7460555/just-new-york-yankees-upgrade-their-starting-rotation

broncocalijohn
01-14-2012, 08:38 AM
**** the Yankees. Still loving the Angels pitching staff. There will be a lot of pressure on Pineda being that young and in NY.

elsid13
01-14-2012, 10:28 AM
What ****ing steal by the Yankees. I'm so pissed that Red Sox didn't get that deal.

TonyR
01-14-2012, 01:08 PM
What ****ing steal by the Yankees. I'm so pissed that Red Sox didn't get that deal.

You think so? I thought it was actually a pretty fair trade. Montero has huge potential and Noesi could be good as well. Yanks needed starting pitching, Mariners needed a hitter. Could be a win-win.

houghtam
01-14-2012, 01:11 PM
Tigers?

Hello.

Requiem
01-14-2012, 01:50 PM
You think so? I thought it was actually a pretty fair trade. Montero has huge potential and Noesi could be good as well. Yanks needed starting pitching, Mariners needed a hitter. Could be a win-win.

I think both teams made out well, but I'd give the slight edge to the Yankees. I've been a Mariners fan all my life, and have supported this team through many measures -- including a lot of the past trade fiascos, but I don't feel that this is one of them.

Montero is going to be solid for our team, but the problem is he doesn't have a position. He is likely going to be our DH and maybe spell Olivio at C on occasion. He could play 1B on occasion, but that is where Justin Smoak is, and I don't think we can give up on his bat potential just yet.

Seattle is obviously putting pieces together for years down the road and the best thing is that we still have a lot of great pitching (Beaven, Hultzen, etc.) even with Campos and Pineda being dished.

The only grief with this trade is that we didn't get a "proven" big league bat out of the deal immediately, but I didn't expect that we would. (Although Montero could be absolutely awesome hitting.) Relying on such a young player to hit consistently in a DH role is a mighty tough task.

Guess we'll see how they plan to use him.

SouthStndJunkie
01-17-2012, 04:37 PM
Tigers?

Hello.

DETROIT -- Tigers star Victor Martinez could miss the entire 2012 season after injuring his left knee during offseason conditioning.

The Tigers said Tuesday the 33-year-old Martinez tore his left ACL last week. An MRI on Monday in Lakeland, Fla., revealed the injury. The slugging designated hitter will be evaluated again next week, but the team fully expects Martinez to need surgery.

SouthStndJunkie
01-17-2012, 04:38 PM
That ****ing blows....only January and you lose one of your top players for the year.

houghtam
01-17-2012, 07:01 PM
That ****ing blows....only January and you lose one of your top players for the year.

Yep. IMO they need to sign someone like Damon who can give you 100 games at DH.

TonyR
01-24-2012, 01:40 PM
Tigers sign Fielder.

http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/7498284/detroit-tigers-reportedly-land-prince-fielder-214m-offer

houghtam
01-24-2012, 01:42 PM
Tigers sign Fielder.

http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/7498284/detroit-tigers-reportedly-land-prince-fielder-214m-offer

Huge.

bendog
01-24-2012, 01:45 PM
he can buy a lot of food with that.

SouthStndJunkie
01-24-2012, 01:47 PM
Holy ****....wonder what happens to Miguel Cabrera?

elsid13
01-24-2012, 01:51 PM
I didn't know Detroit was in the running for him.

bendog
01-24-2012, 01:51 PM
Holy ****....wonder what happens to Miguel Cabrera?

left field?

I didn't see this coming.

WolfpackGuy
01-24-2012, 01:56 PM
Odd signing.

I guess one of them is going to be DH'ing a lot with Martinez out unless Cabrera can play third again.

houghtam
01-24-2012, 01:59 PM
Odd signing.

I guess one of them is going to be DH'ing a lot with Martinez out unless Cabrera can play third again.

Yeah, DH or 3rd. I don't see it as an odd signing at all; it actually gives them quite a bit of flexibility.

houghtam
01-25-2012, 01:51 PM
Cabrera is moving back to his old position.

http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/7502736/miguel-cabrera-detroit-tigers-move-third-base-prince-fielder

broncocalijohn
01-25-2012, 08:30 PM
Holy ****....wonder what happens to Miguel Cabrera?

Probably drinking somewhere.

houghtam
01-25-2012, 09:03 PM
Probably drinking somewhere.

Awww, too soon. :)

Seriously though, the guy had a problem with alcohol abuse, but he admitted it, sought help, and got through this year without incident. Hopefully he keeps on keeping on (for his own personal benefit, not just because I'm a Tigers fan).

SouthStndJunkie
01-25-2012, 10:20 PM
I've watched Miguel Cabrera play in a good portion of his games the last 4 years and think he is one of the best hitters I've ever seen.

There isn't a hitter in baseball that I'd take over him right now, and that includes Albert Pujols.

houghtam
01-25-2012, 11:30 PM
I've watched Miguel Cabrera play in a good portion of his games the last 4 years and think he is one of the best hitters I've ever seen.

There isn't a hitter in baseball that I'd take over him right now, and that includes Albert Pujols.

I agree, and he's 5 years younger than Pujols. And us Tigers fans aren't the only ones who think that, if you read the story.

Tigers have the best 3-4 combo in baseball right now. If Austin Jackson can shave 30-40 strikeouts off his total this season and Avila keeps playing like he did last year, this is going to be something special.

I can't imagine what next year's going to be like when V Mart comes back.

bendog
01-27-2012, 09:37 AM
I agree, and he's 5 years younger than Pujols. And us Tigers fans aren't the only ones who think that, if you read the story.

Tigers have the best 3-4 combo in baseball right now. If Austin Jackson can shave 30-40 strikeouts off his total this season and Avila keeps playing like he did last year, this is going to be something special.

I can't imagine what next year's going to be like when V Mart comes back.

They will be slow in the middle of their order (-:

Seriously, I found this article hilarious but not in a good way

http://www.denverpost.com/paige/ci_19832044

houghtam
01-27-2012, 09:45 AM
They will be slow in the middle of their order (-:

Seriously, I found this article hilarious but not in a good way

http://www.denverpost.com/paige/ci_19832044

LOL Jamie Moyer? Yeah I thought that article was pretty funny too, especially the part where they said he won 20 games in 2001. Yeah, that was 10 years ago...when he was 40.

And as far as the speed goes, I think they might have gotten faster than they were last year by adding Fielder and losing V Mart. How sad is that? :rofl:

bendog
01-27-2012, 09:54 AM
They are literally betting their starting pitching on a guy with a broken neck and a guy less than 12 mos off of Tommy John surgery.

I wouldn't be down on them, except I still think that if they'd offered to offset a few million of street's salary they'd have Volquez, and if they really just wanted to dump salary, why'd they dump street to the padres who very probably will have a better W_L record than the Rox? That burns me.

Please God, let Cuban buy the Dodgers. I need relief.

Gort
01-30-2012, 03:15 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/skip-schumaker-baseball-card-features-rally-squirrel-not-190252048.html

bendog
01-30-2012, 03:18 PM
nice

SouthStndJunkie
02-17-2012, 11:51 AM
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- After 19 seasons in the majors -- 17 of them with the Boston Red Sox -- knuckleballer Tim Wakefield will announce his retirement from baseball Friday afternoon.

The 45-year-old Wakefield will walk away with 186 victories with the Red Sox, just six short of the team record shared by Cy Young and Roger Clemens. He picked up his 200th career victory late last season.