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Old 04-19-2012, 12:07 PM   #126
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Babe Ruth did it ****faced.
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:36 PM   #127
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Babe Ruth did it ****faced.
AND after being a great pitcher!

...while being a chain smoker, womanizer, fatass who didn't work out in the offseason.





Side question: How is John Kruk not in the HOF?
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:40 PM   #128
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My Cardinals are off to a 7-3 start.
Hell ya! It's only going to get better when Carp comes back and Waino gets back into form.
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Old 04-19-2012, 01:08 PM   #129
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AND after being a great pitcher!

...while being a chain smoker, womanizer, fatass who didn't work out in the offseason.





Side question: How is John Kruk not in the HOF?
Because he didn't get to bat against old white crackers every day who had dead arms from pitching all the time.
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:16 PM   #130
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Because he didn't get to bat against old white crackers every day who had dead arms from pitching all the time.
...who threw a gray ball into a strike zone twice as large as it is today from a pitcher's plate up to 10" higher than it is today.
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:27 PM   #131
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Because he didn't get to bat against old white crackers every day who had dead arms from pitching all the time.
so the OM now allows racist comments.
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:11 PM   #132
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so the OM now allows racist comments.
Ban me for it, Whitey Ford.

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Old 04-19-2012, 05:18 PM   #133
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Ban me for it, Whitey Ford.

I'm a saltine cracker.
I'm just waiting for TonyR to somehow turn that into a Tebow discussion.

Too late.

Oops.
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:00 PM   #134
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Curtis Granderson is on a roll so far tonight.

3 HRs in the first 4 innings of the Yankees game.
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:03 PM   #135
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Kemp knocks another one. Dodgers beat the Brewers. Now they're 10-3.
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:44 AM   #136
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I'm just waiting for TonyR to somehow turn that into a Tebow discussion.

Too late.

Oops.
I'm thinking you might be the only person who has any idea what the **** you're talking about. And even that's questionable.
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:45 AM   #137
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Curtis Granderson is on a roll so far tonight.

3 HRs in the first 4 innings of the Yankees game.
The Grandyman, the Grandyman can! (for those who don't know, that's what Yankees radio guy John Sterling calls him)
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:23 AM   #138
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:19 PM   #139
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Does anyone got a first baseman they can trade to the Dodgers?
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Old 04-20-2012, 01:01 PM   #140
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To be fair, didn't Matt Holliday's average drop about 20 points from 2010 to 2011? Part of it could be that the guy hitting after him wasn't performing as well. I mean he still hit like .295 or whatever but his HR and RBI were down, and 20 points is 20 points.

Who's hitting after him right now? Kendrys Morales? That's a big dropoff from Holliday to Morales.
It's unfair to point out that Albert's chase rate has gone from under 20% to over 30% in the last few years? I don't think you read the post. Anyway, Berkman was the Cardinals #4 hitter more often than Holliday last year, and he had a great season. Not that it has anything to do with what I posted.
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Old 04-20-2012, 01:39 PM   #141
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The only reason why the Cardinals even considered keeping Pujols is because he was a hometown treasure. From a pure competitive standpoint, it didn't make any sense.


They already got his best years on an eight-year, $116 million deal. It made no business sense to pay him twice the amount for diminished play.

They used the money left over to get Carlos Beltran, still an All-Star caliber player, on a short-term, low-risk deal.Not only are they well-equipped to compete for a title this year, their farm system might have more top-flight prospects than any system right now.

They will probably let Lance Berkman walk after this year because they have two capable young 1B in Matt Adams and Allen Craig who are capable of putting up a .900 OPS for a dirt-cheap salary.

2B Kolten Wong, the club's 2011 first round pick, is developing into a well-rounded player that can hit for average, get on-base, hit for extra-base power and run. He looks like a perennial All-Star at the keystone sack and he will be a starter at some point next year.

OF Oscar Taveras is a Vladimir Guerrero-type who is going to compete for batting titles. He hit .386 in the Midwest League last year! His bat control is uncanny. Its amazing how he squares up the ball with the barrel over and over. Houston GM Jeff Ludnow once said "he's the type of player that will sell tickets one day."

And then you have Shelby Miller, a big bodied Texan who some liken to Matt Cain. He's just a phone call away at Memphis and profiles as a No. 1-2.

And he might not even be their highest ceiling pitcher because they also have fireballin' Carlos Martinez and his high-90s fastball.

The Cards might be in the best position than any organization in baseball. They are loaded!
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Old 04-20-2012, 01:43 PM   #142
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The only reason why the Cardinals even considered keeping Pujols is because he was a hometown treasure. From a pure competitive standpoint, it didn't make any sense.


They already got his best years on an eight-year, $116 million deal. It made no business sense to pay him twice the amount for diminished play.

They used the money left over to get Carlos Beltran, still an All-Star caliber player, on a short-term, low-risk deal.Not only are they well-equipped to compete for a title this year, their farm system might have more top-flight prospects than any system right now.

They will probably let Lance Berkman walk after this year because they have two capable young 1B in Matt Adams and Allen Craig who are capable of putting up a .900 OPS for a dirt-cheap salary.

2B Kolten Wong, the club's 2011 first round pick, is developing into a well-rounded player that can hit for average, get on-base, hit for extra-base power and run. He looks like a perennial All-Star at the keystone sack and he will be a starter at some point next year.

OF Oscar Taveras is a Vladimir Guerrero-type who is going to compete for batting titles. He hit .386 in the Midwest League last year! His bat control is uncanny. Its amazing how he squares up the ball with the barrel over and over. Houston GM Jeff Ludnow once said "he's the type of player that will sell tickets one day."

And then you have Shelby Miller, a big bodied Texan who some liken to Matt Cain. He's just a phone call away at Memphis and profiles as a No. 1-2.

And he might not even be their highest ceiling pitcher because they also have fireballin' Carlos Martinez and his high-90s fastball.

The Cards might be in the best position than any organization in baseball. They are loaded!

Good stuff. Wong is killing it in Springfield. I haven't heard much about Tavaras yet, but yeah, the Cards have really built up the farm system over the past 4 or 5 seasons.
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Old 04-20-2012, 01:46 PM   #143
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Not to dogg Pujols, he is arguably the best hitter since Ted Williams and I would never count him out. It's just business.

Why pay $240 million for him when you get .900 OPS production at the same position from two cost controlled guys like Craig and Adams?

There's a reason why the Redbirds have 11 world championships. Pujols is not going to make or break this franchise.
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Too bad Craig and Adams aren't going to put that up.
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Good stuff. Wong is killing it in Springfield. I haven't heard much about Tavaras yet, but yeah, the Cards have really built up the farm system over the past 4 or 5 seasons.
Good read on Taveras right here:






http://www.stltoday.com/sports/baseb...720019f26.html
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Old 04-20-2012, 01:54 PM   #146
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Too bad Craig and Adams aren't going to put that up.
Craig posted a .917 OPS in 75 games last year.


Adams has torn the cover off the ball at every professional stop. He owns a .318 career average in the minors. Nobody doubts his bat. His big problem is positional versatility because he is a big, fat ass.

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Matt Kemp has been raking this year....another HR in the first inning tonight.

8 HRs and 20 RBIs already this season.
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:12 PM   #148
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Alex Rodriguez cleared the fences for the 631st time, passing former teammate Ken Griffey Jr. to take over fifth place on the career list.
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Old 04-21-2012, 01:09 PM   #149
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Texas looks like they are going to be tough to beat this year.

They are 12-2 on the year and have fisted the Tigers in the last 2 games.
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White Sox' Humber is perfect through 8.
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