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Old 06-29-2012, 10:15 PM   #501
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R.A. Dickey rebounded from his rough start last Sunday to throw a gem tonight versus the Dodgers.

8 innings 3 hits 0 ER 1 BB and 10 Ks.

That should get him the starting nod for the N.L. in the All-Star game.
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Old 06-29-2012, 10:57 PM   #502
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The Diamondback's Aaron Hill hit for the cycle for the second time this season (12 days apart), becoming just the second player to hit for 2 cycles in the same season since 1900....Brooklyn's Babe Herman (1931) is the only other player to achieve this mark.
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The Diamondback's Aaron Hill hit for the cycle for the second time this season (12 days apart), becoming just the second player to hit for 2 cycles in the same season since 1900....Brooklyn's Babe Herman (1931) is the only other player to achieve this mark.
Still rock my Hill Jays' jersey, happy for him!

My fav. Hill moment is still him stealing home against the Yanks

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Hope this is better than your other prediction last year (I posted it on this thread but you seemed to be completely silenced on it).
Yeah, because we are never wrong about a player or prediction. Sorry bro.
Trumbo baffled me with how much he progressed from last year to this year.

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Trout can be what Ichiro was doing for infield hits. Trout doesn't slap it but he was clocked running from home to first in 3.53 seconds! We finally have our leadoff hitter since Figgins left us. We don't need a power hitter per se but if he is anything like Rickey Henderson as a lead off (or Jeter), we have something really special. Trumbo, Trout and Hunter in the outfield leaves very little room for Bourjos and Wells. DH? Morales is starting to really heat up there. Wells making $21 million this and next year puts the Angels in a tough spot but they are also getting Trout at a rookie salary so it all works out for the time being.
Yeah, I know Trout's got some wheels. But I was just wondering how much pop he can produce later. If he can hit 25-30 homeruns, that would be studly. Anymore would be ridiculous.

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I just can't get too excited about rookies or young players in baseball. It's such a "yeah, but how long can you keep it up" type sport. Hell, I just started considering purchasing a Verlander jersey last year. I'll be interested if either Harper and Trout are hitting over .300 in September. I'll be impressed if they're any good 3 or 4 years from now. For every great rookie season you can find more than half that none of us have ever heard of.
I understand that completely, but Harper and Trout are insane. Harper will become a premier power hitter, and Trout is going to mix speed, some power to get a high average, bunch of steals and runs.

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R.A. Dickey rebounded from his rough start last Sunday to throw a gem tonight versus the Dodgers.

8 innings 3 hits 0 ER 1 BB and 10 Ks.

That should get him the starting nod for the N.L. in the All-Star game.
Dickey baffles me too. A knuckleballer with this many K's, and this high of a success...filthy.
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:41 AM   #505
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R.A. Dickey rebounded from his rough start last Sunday to throw a gem tonight versus the Dodgers.

8 innings 3 hits 0 ER 1 BB and 10 Ks.

That should get him the starting nod for the N.L. in the All-Star game.
Very well could be. Since Cain pitched the same night with less than stellar results.
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Old 06-30-2012, 10:30 AM   #506
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Dodgers are sucking pretty awesome right now. What is this, 4 out of 5 games they have been shut out? Very nice!
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Old 06-30-2012, 10:56 AM   #507
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Dodgers are sucking pretty awesome right now. What is this, 4 out of 5 games they have been shut out? Very nice!
The Dodgers are struggling right now. Without Kemp they have no bat really but hopefully that is about to change. They have a deal in place to land Carlos Lee. That would be a huge upgrade over Lonely.

http://rotoworld.com/player/mlb/2734/carlos-lee
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The Dodgers are struggling right now. Without Kemp they have no bat really but hopefully that is about to change. They have a deal in place to land Carlos Lee. That would be a huge upgrade over Lonely.

http://rotoworld.com/player/mlb/2734/carlos-lee
The word is, Carlos Lee is leaning towards rejecting the trade.
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Still rock my Hill Jays' jersey, happy for him!

My fav. Hill moment is still him stealing home against the Yanks

Thanks for posting the whole video and not just the stealing home part. Excellent example of why baseball is just as enjoyable on a pitch by pitch basis as it is in the highlight reels.

Once I get to a real computer you get some rep, sir.
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Thanks for posting the whole video and not just the stealing home part. Excellent example of why baseball is just as enjoyable on a pitch by pitch basis as it is in the highlight reels.

Once I get to a real computer you get some rep, sir.
I repped him yesterday but I want to see how he did it from the other angle. The actual telecast replay would be opposite.
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:10 PM   #511
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The one player on the Tigers that is my whipping boy is Ryan Raburn.

No matter where they put him in the field, he manages to make some of the clumsiest plays I've ever seen.

I've seen fat 12 year old kids play more graceful in the field.

He used to be a streaky hitter, who would get on a roll once in a while and justify his major league existence.

Now that is also a thing of the past....he must be Jim Leyland's secret lover, because I don't know of any other reason he is not playing Triple A baseball right now.

In 164 at bats this year, Rugburn is batting .177 with 1 HR and 10 RBIs.
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The baddest man in baseball went yard again a few minutes ago.

Miggy blasted his 17th HR on the year against the Twins a bit ago.

Another awesome year for Miggy....he's a lot more than simply a power hitter.

.321 average, 105 hits, 25 doubles, 17 HRs, 66 RBIs, and a .936 OPS.

I found his wallet outside the ballpark the other day:

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OAKLAND, Calif. -- The biggest compliment David Ortiz received for his 400th career home run might have come during the Boston Red Sox slugger's next at-bat.

As Oakland Athletics public address announcer Dick Callahan mentioned Ortiz's milestone while introducing him in the sixth inning Wednesday, the home crowd rose to give him a standing ovation.

Ortiz became the 49th player in major league history to reach 400 home runs. He's among eight active players with at least 400 and becomes the second player this season to reach the milestone. White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko accomplished the feat in April, also in Oakland.
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More yardwork for Miggy tonight.

Make that a .323 average with 18 HRs and 68 RBIs on the season.
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Justin Verlander hurled his 5th complete game of the season tonight.

9 innings 4 hits 1 ER 1 BB 7 Ks.

9-5 on the year with 128 Ks, a WHIP of 0.95, and a 2.58 ERA.
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Nice comeback win for the Tigers this afternoon.

Prince Fielder with an Earl Weaver Special....a three-run homer in the 8th inning to give the Tigers the lead.
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Nice comeback win for the Tigers this afternoon.

Prince Fielder with an Earl Weaver Special....a three-run homer in the 8th inning to give the Tigers the lead.
Better comeback by the WS last night. Anyone else see AJ score? He would be a starting LB on the Broncos with hits like that!

Plus the WS Sweep the Rangers today for the SWEEP!
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Tigers win their 5th straight game to go into the All-Star break with a 44-42 record.

Prince Fielder and Delmon Young are both smashing the ball right now.
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Tigers win their 5th straight game to go into the All-Star break with a 44-42 record.

Prince Fielder and Delmon Young are both smashing the ball right now.
This is exactly what they needed.

They have a tough schedule to open the second half, but if Cleveland, Toronto and Baltimore play like they normally do, that leaves 7 home games against the Angels and White Sox and an away series against Boston for the remainder of July. If they can take 6 of those 10, and 6 or 7 of 9 from BAL, TOR and CLE, that's like 56-48, which is a solid record.
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After a slow start, Prince Fielder has been picking it up.

He'll probably end up batting .300 with 30 HRs and 120 RBIs.

He's batting .299 with 15 HRs and 63 RBIs after today's game.
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Angels record their league leading 13 shoutout for the season. Weaver looks to start another All Star game with a 10-1 record and under 2.00 ERA. Only Sandy Koufax, in the last 50 years, have done 10 wins and under 2.00 ERA by the All Star break. Niiiiice!
Brad Mills gets called up today to go 5 innings and no runs to go 3-0 for his lifetime. All 3 wins are against the Orioles.
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There are 13 players with higher first half OPS than Cabrera so I'm not sure he's getting this title you're giving him without a discussion. And even with the discussion, he's probably not getting it.
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There are 13 players with higher first half OPS than Cabrera so I'm not sure he's getting this title you're giving him without a discussion. And even with the discussion, he's probably not getting it.
Because "baddest man in baseball" sounds like it would be an award given based on first half performances of one season, and not an entire career thus far.
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There are 13 players with higher first half OPS than Cabrera so I'm not sure he's getting this title you're giving him without a discussion. And even with the discussion, he's probably not getting it.
That's my opinion....and of course I'm biased.

I posted that after he smacked another HR, so I was geeked up.

I'll still take his stick in the lineup over anyone else.

And please don't tell me there are 13 bats you'd rather have in the lineup than Miggy's....that is a discussion that I could easily partake in.

The biggest reason his OPS is down a little this year is because he is not taking as many walks.

If I need a big hit, that's who I want in the batter's box coming up.

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It's amazing to me that a dude his size at 6'4 and 240 pounds has hit over .320 for 7 of the last 8 years.

Albert Pujols is a little bit smaller, but hit over .320 for 7 straight seasons in his prime, which is pretty incredible as well.
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