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Old 06-01-2014, 09:34 PM   #151
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Mark Buehrle is off to a great start with the Blue Jays this season, winning his 10th game of the season already.

10-1 with a 2.10 ERA.

I don't like the White Sox, but Mark Buehrle should still be pitching for them, as he is one of those players that should have played his entire career with one team.

At least it looks like Paul Konerko will finish his career with the White Sox.
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Cardinals finally brought up Oscar Tavares. He homered yesterday in his first big league game.
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Mark Buehrle is off to a great start with the Blue Jays this season, winning his 10th game of the season already.

10-1 with a 2.10 ERA.

I don't like the White Sox, but Mark Buehrle should still be pitching for them, as he is one of those players that should have played his entire career with one team.

At least it looks like Paul Konerko will finish his career with the White Sox.
If Sale doesn't win the Cy Young this year, id like to see Buehrle win it.
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If Sale doesn't win the Cy Young this year, id like to see Buehrle win it.
Sale's start after his injury is freakin incredible.
7 starts, a whopping 8 earned runs in 45 1/2 innings. 27 base runners total. Straight videogame numbers.

His WAR is already 1.8 for the year. To put that in perspective, he is tied for 7th in the AL for pitchers in WAR, and every starter has at least 3 straights on him, if not more.

As for the future, I see Buerhle getting wins, but I think his ERA will start to normalize into the upper 2.00/low 3.00 at least and with his low strikeout total, I just don't see him beating out Darvish, Tanaka, Felix, or Sale.

What is really mind boggling is that Dallas Kuechel somehow has a WAR of 2.9.

Also, Konerko needs to retire. Same with a lot of guys who are trying to stick out their careers too long, same for Jason Giambi.

As for the Rockies, ugh. What makes matters worse is technically they are still in the race for a playoff spot after 2 months. I gotta admit they our outperforming expectations, and honestly give them props, but the Rockies are just incredibly streaky. Its insane. The incredibly awesome home record and the incredibly horrible road record signify that the problem is their inability to do squat on the road. They need to set ties with Morales and bring up one of their young pitchers. Probably Butler or Winkler, maybe Matzek.
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Cardinals finally brought up Oscar Tavares. He homered yesterday in his first big league game.
You mean Taveras?
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MLB Draft is happening right now.

Who will the Mariners take at #6? We don't know. Hopefully someone good.
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The Yanks better hit on their pick tonight. The farm system is recovering from the WTF session that was last year but we need more.
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Blue Jays appear to be for real.
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Chris Sale is such a stud.

Edit: I just jinxed him....ugh. This is a bad inning.
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Chris Sale is such a stud.

Edit: I just jinxed him....ugh. This is a bad inning.
Not for Mike Trout (Grand Slam) and the Angels.

Down 5-0 in the 8th and tie it on the G.S. then win it a few batters later with 3, 2 out singles. A's and Rangers loss so Angels get one game closer.

Tomorrow is Little League Day for us at the Stadium. CJ Wilson for the win...and sweep.
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I too am in shock at what the SF Giants are doing. .667 really
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I think 2021.
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I think 2021.
That is one contract I am glad the Yankees stayed far away from.
You do not pay ace money for a #3.
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Old 06-11-2014, 12:38 AM   #166
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I was looking through some box scores tonight and realized that Albert Pujols is batting .245 this season.

Pujols has got 15 HRs and 35 RBIs, but he did most of his damage in April and batted .234 in May.

He's only 34 years old....there have been rumors that he's really older than 34, more like 37 or 38 years old.

I root for Pujols to do well, as I used to really enjoy watching him rake, but have been surprised at his quick decline these last few seasons.

He's playing like someone who is 37 or 38 and not 34 years old, but injuries will do that as well.

I don't get the chance to watch him all the time, playing on the west coast....what do you guys who get to see him more often think?

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Max Scherzer outdueled Chris Sale yesterday in a matchup of stud pitchers.

The Tigers beat the White Sox 4-0, but both pitchers were outstanding.

Max Scherzer pitched a complete game shutout....9 IP 3 hits 0 ER 3 BB 8 Ks.

Chris Sale pitched 7 innings and gave up 5 hits 1 ER 0 BB with 10 Ks.
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Max Scherzer pitched a complete game...
First of his career. As good as he's been I was surprised by that fact.
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I was looking through some box scores tonight and realized that Albert Pujols is batting .245 this season.

Pujols has got 15 HRs and 35 RBIs, but he did most of his damage in April and batted .234 in May.

He's only 34 years old....there have been rumors that he's really older than 34, more like 37 or 38 years old.

I root for Pujols to do well, as I used to really enjoy watching him rake, but have been surprised at his quick decline these last few seasons.

He's playing like someone who is 37 or 38 and not 34 years old, but injuries will do that as well.

I don't get the chance to watch him all the time, playing on the west coast....what do you guys who get to see him more often think?

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He was nowhere near worth signing for as much money as the Angels offered him. That was dumb move #1.

But for Pujols, take a look at 2010 to 2011. Yes, he had injuries in 2011, but maybe that should also be brought to attention. His power dipped, his walk rate nose dived, all his numbers fell down. Of course he had a monster postseason, which probably helped look over the decline of his 2011 season.
2012 was like 2011 for Pujols.

Of course last year was just injuries.

The thing that surprises me the most? Is the drastic decline in batting average and walks. We are talking about a guy who routinely, and easily, had more walks than strikeouts. Guys are pitching to him more now, he's not able to take advantage, and he's also swinging at more balls now.

This is a guy who 5 years ago, I said, even with a decline, could post up 3,500 hits, 600+ homeruns, 2,000+ RBI's, etc. Now? I'm not sure about any of that to be honest.
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Pujols is nothing like we saw in St. Louis and we won't see most likely unless he goes back to his April and beginning of May hitting. He can't hit with guys in scoring position. Looks like Hamilton is back to what we saw in Texas but two big contracts need two big studs. Add Trout to the list once his contract kicks in and that is a lot of money tied to 3 hitters (Wilson and Weaver taking a chunk from the pitching rotation). Getting $6 million production while paying at least $20 million won't help the club. He is going to be with the Angels for a long time. I am still sick of the Gary Mathews Jr. contract.
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He was nowhere near worth signing for as much money as the Angels offered him. That was dumb move #1.

But for Pujols, take a look at 2010 to 2011. Yes, he had injuries in 2011, but maybe that should also be brought to attention. His power dipped, his walk rate nose dived, all his numbers fell down. Of course he had a monster postseason, which probably helped look over the decline of his 2011 season.
2012 was like 2011 for Pujols.

Of course last year was just injuries.

The thing that surprises me the most? Is the drastic decline in batting average and walks. We are talking about a guy who routinely, and easily, had more walks than strikeouts. Guys are pitching to him more now, he's not able to take advantage, and he's also swinging at more balls now.

This is a guy who 5 years ago, I said, even with a decline, could post up 3,500 hits, 600+ homeruns, 2,000+ RBI's, etc. Now? I'm not sure about any of that to be honest.
Word....his loss of batting average has been drastic.

I thought just like you....that Pujols was a lock for getting in the general vicinity of most of the milestones you posted.
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I know it's too early to tell, but I like what I've seen out of 22 year old rookie SS Eugenio Suarez for Detroit.

He was a single shy of hitting for the cycle today.

He's was only called up 8 games ago, but he's batting .400 with 3 HRs and 6 RBIs.

I'm sure Suarez will level off, but I like the panache and confidence he plays with for a 22 year old rookie....he doesn't look like he's scared of the moment, he looks like he's been ready for it to arrive.

Detroit desperately needs a shortstop, so hopefully this kid will shine.

Now to shore up the awful bullpen....at the moment, the entire bullpen is comprised and chocked full of unpredictable butt clenching **** stains.

No lead is safe....even today, the bullpen tarnished what should have been an easy 11-3 win into a 12-9 slop fest....and that was without Joe Nathan coming into the game to fully crank it up to Level 10 on the tight sphincter scale.

The Tigers need Joe Nathan to get it together....dude has been money for years, especially against the Tigers and they sign him and he comes in like a Trojan Horse and implodes the reliever situation.

I guess you roll the dice when you sign an almost 40 year old relief pitcher to a 2 year deal for $20 million....one of these days, he was bound to get old and hit the wall. On the bright side, his stuff still looks decent, so hopefully it's a confidence issue and not an issue of him not being able to still pitch at a high level. Plus, he's had some poor defense and flukey plays screw him a few times, so we'll see....I'm not writing Nathan off yet.
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Kansas City is ass throttling Detroit again tonight.

The Royals torched Max Scherzer for 10 earned runs.

If the Royals win this game (they should, up 10-3 in the 6th inning), they will take over first place in the American League Central Division.

This current rut Detroit is in is the first real bump in the road for Brad Ausmus as the manager....I'll be interested to see how he handles it and how the team responds.
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Masahiro Tanaka looks like the real deal for the Yankees.

In 14 starts this season: 11-1 with a 1.99 ERA. 99 2/3 innings pitched and an awesome 113K/16 BB ratio.

A WHIP of 0.95 and opponents are batting .216 against him.

That's an impressive start to a MLB career.
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