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#61 DaneykoIsGod

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 12:48 PM

Strasburg was filthy. If this Harper kid is half as amazing as that SI article made him out to be, the Nats could have a Tampa-like turnaround in their future.
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Posted 11 June 2010 - 11:45 PM

Strasburg was filthy. If this Harper kid is half as amazing as that SI article made him out to be, the Nats could have a Tampa-like turnaround in their future.


yeah but the rest of their system doesn't have near the depth Tampa did. They've got a few guys there now like Lannan and Desmond, but they don't have great prospects being blocked by other great prospects like Tampa did and still does. Plus Harper won't be around for at least 2-3 years anyway
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Posted 24 June 2010 - 10:42 PM

How 'bout them Rangers huh B )
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Posted 24 June 2010 - 11:00 PM

Hamilton is hitting like crazy, Vlad Guerrero and Colby Lewis are looking like terrific offseason pickups for them, and converting C.J. Wilson into a starter has really worked out well too. As a whole, their bullpen and lineup (despite Smoak not having a huge impact... yet) rank near the top in the AL. Their starting rotation could use some work though; after Lewis and Wilson there isn't much to like (Hunter has been good I guess, but hes due for some regression).

Good for Texas though, I hope they win that division. I originally picked Seattle to win it.... um, yikes. No comment on that right now.
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Posted 24 June 2010 - 11:05 PM

Vlad has got beaned more than once. Hamilton is........... on a hot streak.

Its early I know, but I gotta appreciate at least one TX team doing ok (Houston blows)

Mets ticking on nicely, hope it continues....

We won't beat you with our pitching, we WILL beat you with our bats.....

All good lol, play ball.......
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Posted 24 June 2010 - 11:06 PM

Hamilton is hitting like crazy, Vlad Guerrero and Colby Lewis are looking like terrific offseason pickups for them, and converting C.J. Wilson into a starter has really worked out well too. As a whole, their bullpen and lineup (despite Smoak not having a huge impact... yet) rank near the top in the AL. Their starting rotation could use some work though; after Lewis and Wilson there isn't much to like (Hunter has been good I guess, but hes due for some regression).

Good for Texas though, I hope they win that division. I originally picked Seattle to win it.... um, yikes. No comment on that right now.


let's just wait until August though when it gets really hot there. I still (maybe blindly) believe in the Angels
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Posted 24 June 2010 - 11:16 PM

Vlad has got beaned more than once. Hamilton is........... on a hot streak.

Its early I know, but I gotta appreciate at least one TX team doing ok (Houston blows)

Mets ticking on nicely, hope it continues....

We won't beat you with our pitching, we WILL beat you with our bats.....

All good lol, play ball.......


Its too bad they pretty much can't add any payroll with their ownership transfer though. A top 3 of, say, Oswalt-Lewis-Wilson with their already strong lineup and bullpen would make them pretty scary. If they don't mind trading in-division they could go all out for Cliff Lee though, perhaps. That would make them even scarier since hes better than Oswalt. I still think a more likely scenario is them going after someone cheap like Brett Myers, whose been great for the Astros this year and is finally suppressing the longball.

re: the Angels - DH, yeah I'm not counting them out by any stretch, though they have been pretty mediocre all around so far. Losing Kendry Morales (how silly was that, btw?) hurts too.

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 11:28 PM

yeah that Morales thing is what really made me think they won't do it this year, but really who knows at this point. They always do find a way to get it done even though I'd probably be more afraid of Texas in the playoffs. If ANA couldn't do it last year with Morales and Guerrero and the team of destiny thing with Adenhart, then I'm really not afraid of them as a Yankee fan
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Posted 25 June 2010 - 12:19 AM

Its too bad they pretty much can't add any payroll with their ownership transfer though. A top 3 of, say, Oswalt-Lewis-Wilson with their already strong lineup and bullpen would make them pretty scary. If they don't mind trading in-division they could go all out for Cliff Lee though, perhaps. That would make them even scarier since hes better than Oswalt. I still think a more likely scenario is them going after someone cheap like Brett Myers, whose been great for the Astros this year and is finally suppressing the longball.

re: the Angels - DH, yeah I'm not counting them out by any stretch, though they have been pretty mediocre all around so far. Losing Kendry Morales (how silly was that, btw?) hurts too.


Interesting point there lol. Astros pitching ain't too shabby. It's their offense that needs some help. With Berkman, Lee, and Pence they've got some good hitters, they just need some back-up. You know, someone to put the ball in play.
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Posted 25 June 2010 - 12:31 AM

Interesting point there lol. Astros pitching ain't too shabby. It's their offense that needs some help. With Berkman, Lee, and Pence they've got some good hitters, they just need some back-up. You know, someone to put the ball in play.


Yeah the Astros biggest problem is they have no offense. Like, really, none. Even their best hitter, Hunter Pence, has only been a bit above average this year. Everybody else has been just awful, including Berkman and Lee. Maybe Jason Castro and Chris Johnson will give them a bit of a shot in the arm.

Actually, their biggest problem is reluctance to rebuild. Hopefully they finally get a clue and start doing so. Trading Oswalt would be a start. Unfortunately they are stuck with Lee at a ridiculous price for another 2 years.

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 09:46 AM

I'll actually be hoping the Mets can whip the Twinkies while Detroit wipes up the Braves!!!

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 09:56 AM

Yeah the Astros biggest problem is they have no offense. Like, really, none. Even their best hitter, Hunter Pence, has only been a bit above average this year. Everybody else has been just awful, including Berkman and Lee. Maybe Jason Castro and Chris Johnson will give them a bit of a shot in the arm.

Actually, their biggest problem is reluctance to rebuild. Hopefully they finally get a clue and start doing so. Trading Oswalt would be a start. Unfortunately they are stuck with Lee at a ridiculous price for another 2 years.


the problem is that Drayton McClane thinks that the team will do what it did with Beltran five years ago and suddenly go on a great run. Unfortunately, Clemens, Pettite, and Beltran aren't there and Berkman looks shot
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Posted 25 June 2010 - 04:38 PM

the problem is that Drayton McClane thinks that the team will do what it did with Beltran five years ago and suddenly go on a great run. Unfortunately, Clemens, Pettite, and Beltran aren't there and Berkman looks shot

That Beltran trade pissed me off big time. Houston has to rebuild. It also hurt when Biggio retired, he had like over 3000 career hits IIRC.

Berkman, I agree looks disinterested. I wouldn't be surprised if he demands a trade a-la Oswalt.I don't know Lance's contract status.

Sometimes you just have to tubula rasa and start over. Finance isn't a problem for the Astros, they have tremendous fan support.
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Posted 25 June 2010 - 08:58 PM

Wow, the no hitters just keep on coming. This time its Edwin Jackson, who walked 8 batters (!!) and threw 149 pitches (!!!!). Wow.

A.J. Burnett did something similar vs the Padres 9 years ago; 9 walks and 129 pitches and nailed down the no hitter.

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 09:00 PM

I have Dallas Braden and Edwin Jackson on my fantasy team. I didn't start either of them for their respective no-no's and perfecto's.
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Posted 25 June 2010 - 09:12 PM

Wow, the no hitters just keep on coming. This time its Edwin Jackson, who walked 8 batters (!!) and threw 149 pitches (!!!!). Wow.

A.J. Burnett did something similar vs the Padres 9 years ago; 9 walks and 129 pitches and nailed down the no hitter.


I wonder how Edwin Jackson feels about it. I know A.J. is pretty embarrassed by his no-no.

Hilarious that it is Tampa on the wrong end of it again.

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 09:17 PM

I wonder how Edwin Jackson feels about it. I know A.J. is pretty embarrassed by his no-no.

Hilarious that it is Tampa on the wrong end of it again.

Embarrassed? Granted, it isn't the best game of his life, but a game with 9.0IP/1WHIP, 0ER, and 0h is nothing to be embarrassed about.

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 09:28 PM

Embarrassed? Granted, it isn't the best game of his life, but a game with 9.0IP/1WHIP, 0ER, and 0h is nothing to be embarrassed about.


9 walks in a game is pretty bad. It's not something a pitcher wants his no hitter to be remembered by.

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 06:21 PM

9 walks in a game is pretty bad. It's not something a pitcher wants his no hitter to be remembered by.

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9 walks and zero hits still probably equals 0 runs, so I'm sure he'd take it every game lol. Nothing to feel bad about
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Posted 04 July 2010 - 12:51 PM

Wow, Joey Votto didn't make the All Star Game but Ryan Howard did? Lol please, Howard hasn't been on Votto's level this year.

And how does Omar Infante, the utility infielder of a .721 OPS, make it? What?

Josh Willingham has the 2nd best wOBA among all outfielders in baseball this year, yet he didn't make it; pretty big snub there too.

Whatever, the whole voting system/manager selection crap is a joke anyway.
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