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BadKarma
2011-04-23, 15:13
Yeah that's uh .... damn. And wtf at Price pitching like a boss through eight then falling apart in the 9th.

Seriously Rays, do not throw this one away today I am already pissed off enough at the goddamn Pens.




All us Tampa posters should get together and go to a game and act inappropriate in public. We can call it FailFest '11: Rays edition.

Which one? Taking a nosedive after winning 7 in a row or losing 7 in a row before winning 7 in a row.

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Demosthenes11
2011-04-23, 15:17
everyone watching fox? the freak on the mound

BadKarma
2011-04-23, 15:19
everyone watching fox? the freak on the mound

Why bother? We know what result will be. Double digit strikeouts and a no decision.

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Kyo
2011-04-23, 15:25
A Sox fan bitching about the yanks spending money? Shocker.

BadKarma
2011-04-23, 15:37
A Sox fan bitching about the yanks spending money? Shocker.

A southerner niggin? Shocker :3

Akiyama
2011-04-23, 17:28
Why bother? We know what result will be. Double digit strikeouts and a no decision.

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Not today it seems. Dunno who these Braves are, what with taking pitches and not sucking ass.

Demosthenes11
2011-04-23, 18:18
inc 2010 giants "we cant score runs OH HERES 15 IN ONE GAME cant score runs again"

Akiyama
2011-04-23, 18:19
at least they didn't lose 2-1 with Lincecum pitching like a boss? he just wasn't on today.

Skirkle
2011-04-23, 18:22
inc 2010 giants "we cant score runs OH HERES 15 IN ONE GAME cant score runs again"
sup

Demosthenes11
2011-04-23, 18:48
that was the pattern at the end of the season last year. Game 1: lose 1-0. Game 2: Win 2-1. Game 3: Win 13-2. Every. fucking. series.

Moss
2011-04-23, 18:51
that was the pattern at the end of the season last year. Game 1: lose 1-0. Game 2: Win 2-1. Game 3: Win 13-2. Every. fucking. series.

Yup. Just can't win a WS like that.

Cephius
2011-04-23, 20:35
A-rod, MVP. Book it.

Kyo
2011-04-23, 21:11
Yanks put on a little spanking display.

Headspace
2011-04-23, 21:48
Money well spent

K-ROLD

Skirkle
2011-04-23, 22:42
http://i54.tinypic.com/205cqhw.gif

archibaldcrane
2011-04-24, 01:19
Since signing his extention, Braun is 5-9, 4 runs, 6 RBIs, 2 homers.

Like a boss.

And he's reached base every game this season.

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Soa
2011-04-24, 09:56
Since signing his extention, Braun is 5-9, 4 runs, 6 RBIs, 2 homers.

Like a boss.

And he's reached base every game this season.

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Now he just needs to keep that up for another 20 years or so.

BadKarma
2011-04-24, 10:23
Now he just needs to keep that up for another 20 years or so.

Ryan Braun does not age. He bathes in ambrosia.

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Akiyama
2011-04-24, 11:23
Ryan Braun does not age. He bathes in ambrosia.

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You should probably get rid of your sig, yo. Went out without a whimper. Oh, they did say "CAN YOU HEAR US" that one game.. but I think that's the most life they had, yeah? lol

Also, your avatar makes me lol. gg Crawford.

archibaldcrane
2011-04-24, 12:02
Now he just needs to keep that up for another 20 years or so.

Going to be the greatest Milwaukee baseball player of all time. Hank Aaron can suck it.

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*Shinzon*
2011-04-24, 13:30
Johnson thru 5 again with the nono fourth time this year already.

BadKarma
2011-04-24, 13:38
You should probably get rid of your sig, yo. Went out without a whimper. Oh, they did say "CAN YOU HEAR US" that one game.. but I think that's the most life they had, yeah? lol

Also, your avatar makes me lol. gg Crawford.

Dont you dare speak ill of the king.

Soa
2011-04-24, 14:44
Dont you dare speak ill of the king.

If the Flyers had someone a tenth as good as him they wouldn't be on the brink of elimination at the hands of the fucking Sabres. Seriously its embarrassing.

BadKarma
2011-04-24, 15:01
If the Flyers had someone a tenth as good as him they wouldn't be on the brink of elimination at the hands of the fucking Sabres. Seriously its embarrassing.

If the flyers had someone as good as him they would have won 65 games.

Akiyama
2011-04-24, 17:25
God damn Fredi Gonzalez has TERRIBLE bullpen management. Where's O'Flaherty? Where's Sherrill? Where's Venters? You leave a guy in there that hasn't even been on the big league roster for a while, all the way through bases loaded situations?

Maybe the Marlins bullpen last year wasn't the most talented, but perhaps early in the year, they were just managed poorly. At least Bobby would have hooked the guy before it went from 5-2 to 6-5, lol. Fucking rage.

Alderaan
2011-04-24, 18:19
McLouth with a 2-run single in the 10th!

Bregor
2011-04-24, 18:55
You should probably get rid of your sig, yo. Went out without a whimper. Oh, they did say "CAN YOU HEAR US" that one game.. but I think that's the most life they had, yeah? lol

King Henrik is a beast. Period. The rest of the Rangers, however...

BadKarma
2011-04-24, 20:53
Oh btw. Sup sox, hottest team in baseball.

Headspace
2011-04-24, 21:13
GOD DAMMIT

K-ROLD

Skirkle
2011-04-25, 11:18
God those Phillies are so old and creaky, they have no power anymore, their pitchers better be as good as everyone thinks they are because this offense will be lucky to score 3-5 runs per game
This was never sarcastic in tone

archibaldcrane
2011-04-25, 16:00
GOD DAMMIT

K-ROLD

ARE YOU READY FOR BREWERS REVENGE HEADSPACE?

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Headspace
2011-04-25, 16:58
ARE YOU READY FOR BREWERS REVENGE HEADSPACE?

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No.

It's going to be awful.

Headspace
2011-04-25, 20:09
http://www.matthewcnicklas.com/images/me-gusta.png

Eliseos
2011-04-25, 20:20
http://hfr-rehost.net/thumb/http://self/pic/c402af1b3da0ed7314a6efbd507da7f0dd90d38c.jpeg

archibaldcrane
2011-04-25, 22:37
Rhinox will back me in saying that I'm proud we won the game 5-3 after Narveson was pulled.

And holy shit Braun. Hide yo wives.

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Trichocyst
2011-04-25, 22:45
This is how I feel right now:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npTE1p9-gYs

Lee didn't make many mistakes tonight, only the five hits, but the Dbacks made him pay. The offense needs to be put into a life machine:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zs6T9wtjQMA

Headspace
2011-04-25, 22:52
Rhinox will back me in saying that I'm proud we won the game 5-3 after Narveson was pulled.

And holy shit Braun. Hide yo wives.

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Garbage time HR.

PADDING STATS

FNH
2011-04-26, 14:49
someone just dropped chase utley in my fantasy league should i use my waiver claim or just wait?

Moss
2011-04-26, 15:48
I would, especially if you have an open DL slot

*Shinzon*
2011-04-26, 15:56
Speaking of which there's a bunch of guys in our BG league not paying any attention to their teams.

Skirkle
2011-04-26, 16:04
Does it count if I'm paying attention and still failing miserably because I have no idea how to play fantasy baseball?

Cephius
2011-04-26, 16:04
Speaking of which there's a bunch of guys in our BG league not paying any attention to their teams.

I'll be honest, I'm not in love with the format. I really prefer Yahoo's head-to-head style with less players.

Moss
2011-04-26, 16:23
Does it count if I'm paying attention and still failing miserably because I have no idea how to play fantasy baseball?

Do you... not understand how the points are calculated?


I'll be honest, I'm not in love with the format. I really prefer Yahoo's head-to-head style with less players.

ESPN has h2h too. I played a few years of h2h, last year was my first roto league. I like them both for different reasons so I usually just do one of each.

*Shinzon*
2011-04-26, 16:42
Does it count if I'm paying attention and still failing miserably because I have no idea how to play fantasy baseball?

naw that's cool, everyone has to start sometime lol. I just mean there's like 2-3? guys who actually havent even updated rosters. Also don't feel bad, there's a couple of guys who are new to the fantasy baseball stuff.

For next year, why don't we do both a H2H and Roto? I've never done H2h but as long as people are actually interested and it doesn't take 8 years to set up the league I'll do both. Maybe I'll take the time to check out the Yahoo system too, I used to play fantasy baseball there, but used ESPN since that's what we used last time. I mean the systems can't be that different.

Aksannyi
2011-04-26, 16:47
Even though there is a fantasy thread (isn't there?) I was tempted to join up this year but I felt apprehensive because I don't really know how it all works. Maybe next year I'll hop on and play with you guys though, if it's okay to have a newb.

Melena
2011-04-26, 16:52
Everyone's a noob at one point. Only reason I'm used to roto style is about 18 years ago I did fantasy baseball with my dad and it was a roto league. Good old days where everyone called the commish and got ten minutes to leave a message on the answering machine your moves for the week.

Akiyama
2011-04-26, 16:55
I'd be fine with doing H2H and Roto next year. And people not checking their team is a common thing, lol. I check every day/every other day.. but I can see how it'd get annoying/boring.

As for noobs.. nah. Just go out and pick your favorite players, lol. It's no big deal.

And fuck less players. 12+ players or bust. I'm in a 10 team league with another forum I'm on and oh my god it's brutally easy. I'm like 23-7-1 H2H over there right now, lol

*Shinzon*
2011-04-26, 17:27
Idk what you did to your team but not only did you kick me out of first but I've lost like 12 points over the last two weeks lol. Also yea I know what you mean about people not checking, I check once a night but that's cuz I like to watch some of my guys play, started to watch since I got the free mlb.tv thing with the show. I just get annoyed like, with some guys who have had guys on the dl since the start of the year and havent made any roster moves at all lol. It's like, why sign up? :<

Melena
2011-04-26, 17:35
I'm still playing catchup from a horrible 2 first couple of weeks in the league. Keep bouncing between 5th and 7th right now.

Cephius
2011-04-26, 18:21
I'd be fine with doing H2H and Roto next year. And people not checking their team is a common thing, lol. I check every day/every other day.. but I can see how it'd get annoying/boring.

As for noobs.. nah. Just go out and pick your favorite players, lol. It's no big deal.

And fuck less players. 12+ players or bust. I'm in a 10 team league with another forum I'm on and oh my god it's brutally easy. I'm like 23-7-1 H2H over there right now, lol

I dunno, maybe I'm just used to standard lineups. It just seems to make sense having your offense be the 8 positions and a utility player. Having 13 offensive players just seems weird. Again, maybe it's just me.

EDIT: I also usually do 12 team leagues as well, which seems just right in terms of people not being able to get absurdly good teams

Akiyama
2011-04-26, 18:56
Idk what you did to your team but not only did you kick me out of first but I've lost like 12 points over the last two weeks lol. Also yea I know what you mean about people not checking, I check once a night but that's cuz I like to watch some of my guys play, started to watch since I got the free mlb.tv thing with the show. I just get annoyed like, with some guys who have had guys on the dl since the start of the year and havent made any roster moves at all lol. It's like, why sign up? :<'

Don't think I did anything really special. Benched a guy, started another.. moving them around, but nothing really massive in pick-ups. Oh.. I picked up Sam Fuld. He's been win. But it's early so don't sweat it, lol


I dunno, maybe I'm just used to standard lineups. It just seems to make sense having your offense be the 8 positions and a utility player. Having 13 offensive players just seems weird. Again, maybe it's just me.

EDIT: I also usually do 12 team leagues as well, which seems just right in terms of people not being able to get absurdly good teams
Well, if you have 8 offensive positions + a UTIL.. the shit on the waiver wire would be too good for a 12 team league, honestly. Basically.. add 4-5 offensive guys per team in our league to the waiver wire, and that's what we'd see in the free agency pool. :/ Just too absurd. That's why people usually do 3-5 OF spots, plus the 2B/SS and 1B/3B slots.

Cephius
2011-04-26, 19:02
Well, if you have 8 offensive positions + a UTIL.. the shit on the waiver wire would be too good for a 12 team league, honestly. Basically.. add 4-5 offensive guys per team in our league to the waiver wire, and that's what we'd see in the free agency pool. :/ Just too absurd. That's why people usually do 3-5 OF spots, plus the 2B/SS and 1B/3B slots.

Are you in one of those leagues? I'm looking at the hitter waiver wire in my other yahoo league and there's not much. Travis Haffner, Pat Burrell, Wilson Betemit are really the only decent guys available

Soa
2011-04-26, 19:10
Having two leagues sounds good, maybe then I'll actually be able to sign up before all the spots are taken. Actually last year I could have joined, but didn't because I knew I'd miss the draft.

I missed one of my drafts this year and I got Tommy Hanson, Jorge De La Rosa, Joel Hanrahan, and 5 middle relievers. I shit you not the team I got was that bad.

Akiyama
2011-04-26, 19:36
Are you in one of those leagues? I'm looking at the hitter waiver wire in my other yahoo league and there's not much. Travis Haffner, Pat Burrell, Wilson Betemit are really the only decent guys available
I'm in the 12 man Roto BG league and our free agency pool is lol because our rosters are larger.

@Soa: I actually have Hanson and De La Rosa on a team. Not too awful.

Kyo
2011-04-26, 23:40
Soriano blows another game for the starters, wasting 9 mil must feel good.

Moss
2011-04-26, 23:58
Idk what you did to your team but not only did you kick me out of first but I've lost like 12 points over the last two weeks lol. Also yea I know what you mean about people not checking, I check once a night but that's cuz I like to watch some of my guys play, started to watch since I got the free mlb.tv thing with the show. I just get annoyed like, with some guys who have had guys on the dl since the start of the year and havent made any roster moves at all lol. It's like, why sign up? :<

Yeah, if you can't be bothered to check then you shouldn't have signed up.

I was just behind you in 2nd place with my autodraft team, lol. Then some of the guys remembered that they aren't very good players. Alex Gordon has been money though.

FNH
2011-04-27, 01:06
alright put in my claim on utley hopefully i'll get him when he clears on thursday, but I am #8 in the order. :/

Boyiee
2011-04-27, 13:32
http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Roy+Oswalt+NLCS+Press+Conferences+D98f9zx1clil.jpg

lol

Skirkle
2011-04-27, 13:33
:*(

Akiyama
2011-04-27, 13:39
I think he's got family in one of the towns hit hard by the tornadoes so it's understandable that he's taking a leave.

Kyo
2011-04-27, 13:42
PANIC BUTTON IN PHILLY.

Skirkle
2011-04-27, 14:26
PANIC BUTTON IN PHILLY.
http://www.amoeba.com/dynamic-images/blog/Charles/ren-stimpy-red-button.jpeg

Honestly, any circumstance in which Kyle Kendrick might start a game is a good excuse to push it.

Boyiee
2011-04-27, 14:40
I think he's got family in one of the towns hit hard by the tornadoes so it's understandable that he's taking a leave.

I immediately thought he had cancer

Demosthenes11
2011-04-27, 15:55
Honestly, any circumstance in which Kyle Kendrick might start a game is a good excuse to push it.

Isn't that a nascar driver?

..please don't read that as I know nascar drivers

Skirkle
2011-04-27, 16:01
TOO LATE

Skirkle
2011-04-27, 16:01
I would rather have Kobayashi pitch for Oswalt than Kendrick.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nKKqPOiJxI

Demosthenes11
2011-04-27, 16:02
I would rather have Kobayashi pitch for Oswalt than Kendrick.

should get the rock on the mound throwing some serious heat

archibaldcrane
2011-04-27, 16:15
Goddamn you trolling ass Headspace.

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Headspace
2011-04-27, 16:16
feel the heat coming off the Cuban missiles

K-ROLD

Soa
2011-04-27, 16:28
I would rather have Kobayashi pitch for Oswalt than Kendrick.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nKKqPOiJxI

Can we send Baez and Herndon with him too, pretty please?

Moss
2011-04-27, 19:46
Nice to see the real Tommy Hanson show up today and mow down the Padres.

Braves to .500, Chipper with 21 RBI already.

Skirkle
2011-04-27, 21:04
Can we send Baez and Herndon with him too, pretty please?
Pen should be (assuming everyone gets healthy)
Kendrick
Bastardo
Romero
Stutes
Contreras
Madson
Lidge

Demote Herndon, send Baez away/into space. We need one long reliever to come in for delays/injuries, not three.

pohibaba
2011-04-28, 18:46
Flanked by high-profile attorney Gloria Allred, a father on Wednesday accused Atlanta Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell of directing gay slurs at fans in the stands before a game at San Francisco's AT&T Park.
Justin Quinn, who was at the game Saturday with his twin nine-year-old girls, said in a news conference at Allred's Los Angeles law office that McDowell also made "vulgar sexual gestures" toward fans who had gathered in the outfield stands during batting practice.
Quinn claims McDowell shouted at three fans, "Are you a gay threesome?" before making a lewd gesture with a baseball bat.
Quinn says people angrily pointed out to McDowell that there were kids around, and he is said to have responded by saying, "Kids don't f***ing belong at the baseball park."
The Braves' pitching coach then allegedly walked toward Quinn and his daughters with a bat saying, "How much do you think your teeth are worth."
McDowell has not commented on the allegations. The 50-year-old has been the pitching coach for the Braves since 2006 after pitching in the majors from 1989 to 1996.


Now he can go hang out with his best friend John Rocker and stay the fuck out of San Francisco.

Moss
2011-04-28, 23:45
Now he can go hang out with his best friend John Rocker and stay the fuck out of San Francisco.

probably just a misunderstanding

Akiyama
2011-04-29, 02:27
Now he can go hang out with his best friend John Rocker and stay the fuck out of San Francisco.

who caaaares. He's always looked like a douchebag to me, to be honest, but he's a bench/pitching coach, so I don't really give a fuck, lol.

*Shinzon*
2011-04-29, 08:55
Lol srsly?

ATLANTA -- The Georgia State Patrol says Atlanta Braves pitcher Derek Lowe has been charged with drunken driving.

State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright says a trooper stopped the 37-year-old Lowe's vehicle about 10 p.m. Thursday on an Atlanta street.

Wright says that during the course of the traffic stop, the trooper detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage and administered a field sobriety test and Lowe was arrested.

Wright says Lowe declined to take a breath test. He says Lowe was charged with DUI, reckless driving and failing to maintain lane. He was released, and Wright didn't know if Lowe had an attorney.

Lowe could not immediately be reached for comment. A team spokesman did not immediately return a telephone call.

Lowe is 2-3 this season with a 3.21 earned run average.

Akiyama
2011-04-29, 12:08
Lol wow. Bobby Cox retires, and the Braves turn into the Bengals. Awesome news.

Cephius
2011-04-29, 12:08
It's amazing how many athletes are that dumb. Make millions of dollars, don't bother calling a cab or a limo.

Demosthenes11
2011-04-29, 12:11
something something IM RICH BITCH something something

Akiyama
2011-04-29, 12:15
Yeah, but here's the thing; Lowe's making a shit ton of money and isn't even good. He's been average at best with the Braves, lol. So it's not like he's super famous for being awesome in Atlanta. Now he goes and gets a DUI? God damn what a moron. Bobby Cox would skin him alive.

Melena
2011-04-29, 12:20
According to ESPN, police are saying he was racing before he got pulled over. Fucking dumbass.

Akiyama
2011-04-29, 12:24
Wow, rofl. Yeah, way to go Lowe! Start off with a couple decent starts, suck shit for a couple more, and go race like a boss!

I'm looking forward to him getting suspended.

Cephius
2011-04-29, 12:39
He certainly hasn't been the greatest pitcher around Atlanta but he does throw 200 innings every year with a near-4.00 ERA.... there's some value in that. Like any sinkerballer he gets murdered if he doesn't have good stuff on a given day. Beyond stupid to go out drinking though... and you know he'll get off with a slap on the wrist and a few days of suspension.

archibaldcrane
2011-04-29, 12:43
According to ESPN, police are saying he was racing before he got pulled over. Fucking dumbass.

Sometimes a nigga's gotta race.

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Akiyama
2011-04-29, 12:44
He should be punished harder. And I know he'd be better off if the Braves could get him some runs. He was also good to end the year last year, but worth his contract? That's my problem.

Good point Ceph.

Demosthenes11
2011-04-29, 13:30
be happy you have lowe and not barry fucking zito

Moss
2011-04-29, 17:04
He certainly hasn't been the greatest pitcher around Atlanta but he does throw 200 innings every year with a near-4.00 ERA.... there's some value in that.

This. Extremely durable.

Moss
2011-04-29, 17:04
be happy you have lowe and not barry fucking zito

yeah this too

Akiyama
2011-04-29, 17:26
Still, I didnt know durable really meant 'good'. He's not worth what ATL's paying him, that's for damn sure

*Shinzon*
2011-04-29, 17:34
Well at least he's still pitching. You coulda been stuck with Ollie Perez.

Akiyama
2011-04-29, 17:35
I guess there's a bright side to everything?

Cephius
2011-04-29, 17:45
Still, I didnt know durable really meant 'good'. He's not worth what ATL's paying him, that's for damn sure

With all the injuries around baseball and just how hard it is to develop and maintain starting pitching these days... guys who can go out and pitch every 5 days will make a LOT of money even if they're just mediocre. Fangraphs had Lowe's value higher than guys like Erwin Santana, Phil Hughes, Brett Cecil, James Shields and Trevor Cahill last year. Still not worth his salary though

Akiyama
2011-04-29, 17:47
God know. At least last year, Shields had one of his worst years ever. Hughes had a great first half, slipped in the second.. I think Santana was hurt to start the year? Cahill and Cecil.. A's and Blue Jays respectively I think? Don't know enough about them to really make a call.

but I can see how Lowe would be worth more than the other guys, lol.

Cephius
2011-04-29, 18:37
Ozzie Guillen tweets during a game = suspended 2 games and fined. Lowe arrested for DUI = scheduled to make his next start. Great message for the kids out there.

*Shinzon*
2011-04-29, 18:41
Seriously, they suspended him? That's crazy lol.

archibaldcrane
2011-04-29, 21:18
Braun/Fielder b2b homers in the first? Feels good man. Braun first to 10 HR.

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Skirkle
2011-04-30, 08:48
Phillies saved up all of their offense for last night. :(

Eliseos
2011-04-30, 20:52
Shocker: tie it up in the 9th only to have the bullpen blow it in the bottom half.

Cephius
2011-04-30, 23:35
Sometimes we complain about the strike zone because we think it's bad, sometimes because it makes us feel better, and sometimes because OH MY GOD SOMEONE TELL HIM THE STRIKE ZONE DOESNT EXTEND INTO THE LEFT BATTERS BOX

http://www.brooksbaseball.net/pfxVB/cache/zoneplot.php-pitchSel=all&game=gid_2011_04_30_tormlb_nyamlb_1&sp_type=1&s_type=7.gif

Akiyama
2011-04-30, 23:47
Holy fucking shit that is BAD, lol. gg Wally Bell. Fucking troll.

Melena
2011-05-01, 00:12
Anyone watch the giants game? Sanchez's line after two innings. 1hit 5 walks 2hbp 1 run unearned. How the fuck we won today I'll never know. Oh there was also a caught stealing that wound up with an error.

Byrd
2011-05-01, 03:21
I'm starting to think there's a good chance the Mariners won't lose 100 games.

Then again, I'm paying far more attention to college baseball right now than MLB, so maybe I'm just looking at their record and the win streak and being overly optimistic.

Soa
2011-05-01, 10:33
Anyone watch the giants game? Sanchez's line after two innings. 1hit 5 walks 2hbp 1 run unearned. How the fuck we won today I'll never know. Oh there was also a caught stealing that wound up with an error.

Yeah I actually watched that game, how Sanchez only let in 1 run is beyond me. The Nats are exceptionally bad this year hitting with RISP, hitting below .200 as a team I believe.

*Shinzon*
2011-05-01, 10:38
I think part of that is no Zimmerman and Adam Laroche has been complete ass this year. I shoulda gone with my gut and took Ike Davis instead -_-

Skirkle
2011-05-01, 12:20
Yeah I actually watched that game, how Sanchez only let in 1 run is beyond me. The Nats are exceptionally bad this year hitting with RISP, hitting below .200 as a team I believe.

cuz of jayson werth

Demosthenes11
2011-05-01, 14:57
giants going for the record of stealing games in a roadtrip. They have a winning record this roadtrip yet I can only count 1 game they really should have won. Fast black man on base now and they should steal another one

Demosthenes11
2011-05-01, 14:59
jinx fuck.

hire pudge to the police force because he is the only one that can catch black men stealing in DC

Aksannyi
2011-05-01, 15:00
Lol.

*Shinzon*
2011-05-01, 21:59
That made sense collins. This faggot Byrdak hasn't worked in any clutch spot and you have Krod up, don't use him. Howard gets a hit and THEN YOU BRING KROD IN? GENIUS.

Gregorio
2011-05-01, 22:39
I found out Osama was killed about the same time as Howard hit the RBI single. It was a very exciting 10 seconds for me.

Now if only the Mets lose then 2 of the worst things to hit NYC will go down in one night.

Viq
2011-05-03, 21:23
No-hitter for Francisco Liriano against the White Sox.

archibaldcrane
2011-05-03, 21:25
No-hitter for Francisco Liriano against the White Sox.

He was 1-4 with an Era over 8 going into this start. It's his first career complete game.

And he only struck out 2 lol. 6 walks.

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Demosthenes11
2011-05-03, 21:54
a no-hitter is a no-hitter

*Shinzon*
2011-05-03, 21:56
He was 1-4 with an Era over 8 going into this start. It's his first career complete game.

And he only struck out 2 lol. 6 walks.

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See that last blast by Dunn? When it's meant to be it just is. That's a hit any other day, especially since they always overshift on him. Crazy he hit it right at the guy.

Akiyama
2011-05-03, 21:59
Didn't AJ throw one with like.. 9 walks?

*Shinzon*
2011-05-03, 22:06
Yea I think that sounds about right.

Saga
2011-05-03, 22:20
Edwin Jackson threw something like 134 pitches and walked 6 or 7 in his no-no last year. Still counts, dudebroman.

Headspace
2011-05-03, 22:28
Armando 6/2 nevar forget

K-ROLD

archibaldcrane
2011-05-03, 22:38
Not saying it doesn't count lol, im not retarded.

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Moss
2011-05-03, 23:31
god my fantasy offense is atrocious. thanks autodraft!

toqabowl
2011-05-04, 01:11
goddamn white sox...

jmc
2011-05-04, 07:01
This is why you don't run on the field.....my buddy PJ with the hit. (he's been waiting 3 years to actually tackle someone lol)

http://youtu.be/VgfDKRNT654

pugnax179
2011-05-04, 07:03
must feel good to shut em down so quick for running on the field

jmc
2011-05-04, 07:11
must feel good to shut em down so quick for running on the field

Would've been better with a taser.

But since we don't carry them in Boston (and since it's a security guard and not a cop), this is highly acceptable instead lol

But yea, he was pumped all night after the hit lol

Gregorio
2011-05-04, 09:16
I really want to get one of the zoowithroy ride the lightning shirt. Been out for a while, but still priceless.

http://images.thrillist.com/files/images/pieces/129653/screenshot2010-05-11at1.48.48pm_list_inset_conv.png

Eliseos
2011-05-04, 09:18
Morgan and Greinke back today/tonight, sounds good man.

Skirkle
2011-05-04, 09:20
I really want to get one of the zoowithroy ride the lightning shirt. Been out for a while, but still priceless.

http://images.thrillist.com/files/images/pieces/129653/screenshot2010-05-11at1.48.48pm_list_inset_conv.png

ZWR had a post today that his Eat Shift shirt is now banned at CBP or something. I have that shirt; I think I'm going to wear it at the next game I go to and see if anyone says anything.

*Shinzon*
2011-05-04, 14:22
Apparently the Giants are kicking the tires around Jose Reyes. This shit has been talked about all year and literally makes no sense for the Mets to even consider. Everyone is dead set on Reyes asking for a 7 year deal identical to the one Crawford signed. Yet Reyes has talked about wanting to stay in NY and could at this point easily be persuaded to take a hometown discount in terms of years if you pay the man what he's worth for say 4 years. Meanwhile the Giants would apparently need to build a package around Jonathan Sanchez or the prospect Wheeler, while we have no one to fill SS offensively.

This Wilpon shit is ridiculous, how can you even consider going into a rebuilding mode when you have a team like phils in the division expanding pay roll to make room for worthy players, and the Yankees across town. For fuck sake sell the team.

/rant off.

Melena
2011-05-04, 15:33
Besides Reyes, who do the mets have to build around? The starting pitching is horrible, the relief pitching is horrible, Beltran is being held together mcgeyver style with bubblegum and duct tape in the hopes of unloading him by the trade deadline. There's just way too many holes to try to fill through free agency, even if they convince Reyes to take 4-5 years at 15m a year to be worth it.

*Shinzon*
2011-05-04, 16:38
That's the point really. They're just gonna blow up the team now, to save the Wilpon's money so they can settle or pay of enough debt to keep the team. Meanwhile they'll have sent the team into a rebuilding that is going to require investments to be made by paying top draft picks and the signing of FA who are going to demand substantial money to match other teams in the division. At the same time they'll have alienated fans who tolerate the rest of the team to support their favorite players and be bleeding money because you're in a division that is increasing payroll and building solid long term teams. You can't have a NY spending 60m on payroll and expect fans to come to the park or watch the games on TV, then trade away your home grown talent the fans love so much and run a successful franchise.

Skirkle
2011-05-04, 17:38
stop giving me reasons to make fun of the mets

i mean

keep giving me reasons to make fun of the mets

jmc
2011-05-05, 01:05
this red sox game WON'T FUCKING END

Melena
2011-05-05, 01:13
God the comments on espn about the possibility of reyes going to the giants is hillarious. So many idiot fans saying zito & whiteside (while eating the zito contract) is good for both teams.

BadKarma
2011-05-05, 01:14
this red sox game WON'T FUCKING END

Ive been waiting for the walk off homerun.



Fucking Mike Cameron and his shitty luck

Melena
2011-05-05, 01:15
That's the point really. They're just gonna blow up the team now, to save the Wilpon's money so they can settle or pay of enough debt to keep the team. Meanwhile they'll have sent the team into a rebuilding that is going to require investments to be made by paying top draft picks and the signing of FA who are going to demand substantial money to match other teams in the division. At the same time they'll have alienated fans who tolerate the rest of the team to support their favorite players and be bleeding money because you're in a division that is increasing payroll and building solid long term teams. You can't have a NY spending 60m on payroll and expect fans to come to the park or watch the games on TV, then trade away your home grown talent the fans love so much and run a successful franchise.

Well I do agree on that. NY fans are fickle. But the mets are screwed either way. They either give Reyes a lt contract and pray to god they get lucky in cheap FA and that reyes doesn't get injured again, or trade Reyes and piss off the fans. It's really a lose lose for them.

BadKarma
2011-05-05, 01:21
MOTHERFUCKING SHIT

jmc
2011-05-05, 01:23
MOTHERFUCKING SHIT

FUCK THE MLB GODS

BadKarma
2011-05-05, 01:25
FUCK THE MLB GODS


I WANT FUCKING SLEEP FOR MY RAMMSTEIN CONCERT TOMORROW

Viq
2011-05-05, 01:29
It's cool for me. Nothing like 3:00 in the afternoon baseball on a midweek holiday.

Moss
2011-05-05, 01:35
Hudson throws an absolute gem, McLouth reaches base 8 times out of 8 PAs, Uggles gets over the Mendoza line with 3 hits

Braves gettin TOASTY

Boyiee
2011-05-05, 13:53
Announcers on YES just jinxed AJ's no hitter. They said there hasn't been a hit, showed the 0 on the scoreboard, and boom next pitch is a hit.

Not that I feel Burnett is capable of it and could have done it today, but I'm sure he'll blow the game now since he is AJ.

edit: Hey look, there is another hit in the same inning and now the score is tied. Fucking AJ. Next batter will hit a 2R HR I'm sure.

edit2: Ok, called the blown lead but there wasn't a HR... yet.

Boyiee
2011-05-05, 15:05
And the Yankees lose. Who woulda thought they'd lose a game with Burnett pitching, and both Arod and Jeter not starting.

Trichocyst
2011-05-05, 22:12
Went to the first game of the year tonight with my girlfriend. We met up with her friends who were there at freaking noon to start drinking. On a work day.

Eliseos
2011-05-06, 15:13
Went to the first game of the year tonight with my girlfriend. We met up with her friends who were there at freaking noon to start drinking. On a work day.

Baseball fans are the best fans.

The brewers current 6 game losing streak has seen them score only 7 runs, and are batting 2-36 w/ RISP. Overall team batting average is .176.

Skirkle
2011-05-06, 16:23
Oswalt might go on the DL. Kyle Kendrick pitching tomorrow.

http://i.imgur.com/3N37B.gif

Trichocyst
2011-05-06, 16:52
Kyle Kendrick pitching tomorrow.

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lfx562m8lN1qchp48.gif

Soa
2011-05-06, 18:19
Kyle Kendrick pitching tomorrow.


http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSuuKw4vKykjjSlB2qUJ2_NtStbf8Vza 3CTxum9BlnUFheymKqz&t=1

Bregor
2011-05-06, 18:38
Kyle Kendrick pitching tomorrow.

http://www.davidbadgerow.com/images/deal_with_it_crab.gif

Headspace
2011-05-06, 18:38
Inc perfect game

K-ROLD

Trichocyst
2011-05-06, 19:48
This is a Jimmy Rollins misplay away from being a major pitcher's duel. Cliff Lee's MO lately is give up 3-4 runs, strike out double digits, no run support. Maybe Derek Lowe should go drunk racing more often.

Soa
2011-05-06, 19:52
Flyers gonna get swept, Phils gonna get no hit.

Lee has 16k's through 7 innings but also like a billion pitches so no chance to challenge the record. Thanks Jimmy.

Trichocyst
2011-05-06, 19:59
Why, if Lowe is clearly limping around, have they not gone and gotten him out of there?

This is a weird game.

archibaldcrane
2011-05-06, 21:00
Brewers are getting perfect gamed by Jaime Garcia through 7.1. Brewers have been legendarily bad the past week.

Fml

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archibaldcrane
2011-05-06, 21:01
Nevermind, McGahee walk and Betancourt single break it all up while i was posting.

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Melena
2011-05-06, 21:16
Giants again showing that they are one of if not the classiest organizations out there with Willie mays 80th birthday.

Headspace
2011-05-06, 22:17
Now that the Brewers are the last place team, i'm officially rooting for them to win the next two games against the Cardinals

Headspace
2011-05-07, 15:10
Cordero.

K-ROLD

Bregor
2011-05-07, 15:30
HAVE ONE RUN LEAD

DON'T USE K-ROLD

insanitywolf.jpg

Headspace
2011-05-07, 15:52
Cordero is the Ryan Franklin of closers.

Wait...

Soa
2011-05-07, 16:13
Chase Utley went 5-7 with two HR's in his first rehab game. Hopefully this news will be enough to get me through Kyle Kendrick's start tonight without heavy drinking.

Skirkle
2011-05-07, 16:40
Chase Utley went 5-7 with two HR's in his first rehab game. Hopefully this news will be enough to get me through Kyle Kendrick's start tonight without heavy drinking.
lol, no

Skirkle
2011-05-07, 17:19
Can't watch the game, but Verlander hasn't allowed a baserunner in 7.1 innings against the Jays.

Actually as I was typing this, he just allowed a walk. Oh well.

Alderaan
2011-05-07, 17:34
Julio Teherán, Atl's 20 year old top pitching prospect is making his major league debut tonight against the Phills.

Haven't seen the kid pitch yet, minus some youtube vids, so should be exciting.

Soa
2011-05-07, 17:41
Julio Teherán, Atl's 20 year old top pitching prospect is making his major league debut tonight against the Phills.

Haven't seen the kid pitch yet, minus some youtube vids, so should be exciting.

He'll probably throw a shutout since we can't ever hit rookie pitchers ever. At least the Braves gave him a cupcake pitching match up for his debut to build his confidence.

Trichocyst
2011-05-07, 17:42
I was going to say the exact same thing.

Melena
2011-05-07, 17:45
Verlander with a no no. 1 BB in the 8th inning away from being perfect.

Kyo
2011-05-07, 17:46
Verlander completed the no hitter, just that one walk away from a perfecto.

Skirkle
2011-05-07, 18:01
He'll probably throw a shutout since we can't ever hit rookie pitchers ever. At least the Braves gave him a cupcake pitching match up for his debut to build his confidence.

/Worley'd

Alderaan
2011-05-07, 18:14
Braves have always struggled against KK and so far tonight it looks no different.

archibaldcrane
2011-05-07, 18:46
Jeses. Gallardo had a no-no through 7 on the same day Verlander completes one?

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Saga
2011-05-08, 00:03
Do you guys think this year close to topping the "Year of the Pitcher" last year? Or not until someone on the A's staff throws a perfect game? FFS, Brad Penny had a no-no through 6 or 7 or something retarded in one of his recent starts.

Boyiee
2011-05-08, 18:09
There was some stats I saw earlier comparing the first x amount of games this season to the last 2 years.

This year the ERA, BA and a few other stats are all the lowest of the 3 years (this far into the season). So to this point, this is the best year of pitching from an all-around point of view, and league wide. Some bullshit about more pitchers throwing breaking balls on 3-0 3-1 3-2 counts when hitters for years have been trained that it'll be a fastball.

Demosthenes11
2011-05-08, 18:28
giants hopefully getting back to world champion swag.

once panda gets back, maybe we can make derose or fontenot our SS and get tajada the fuck out of the lineup.

Soa
2011-05-08, 20:59
There was some stats I saw earlier comparing the first x amount of games this season to the last 2 years.

This year the ERA, BA and a few other stats are all the lowest of the 3 years (this far into the season). So to this point, this is the best year of pitching from an all-around point of view, and league wide. Some bullshit about more pitchers throwing breaking balls on 3-0 3-1 3-2 counts when hitters for years have been trained that it'll be a fastball.

I also saw that there are more regular starters injured right now than ever before, and a larger percentage of All Star caliber players are slumping out of the gate than usual. I'm sure it will even out eventually.

Akiyama
2011-05-08, 22:08
Thanks for the couple of wins, Phillies. See ya again...sometime soon.

Eliseos
2011-05-09, 21:52
Greinke getting a little offensive help after a dreadful road-trip. Hopefully this gets the offense going for the home-stand.

Also one of the better double-play turns I've ever seen:

http://milwaukee.brewers.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2011_05_09_sdnmlb_milmlb_1&highlight_content_id=14645257&c_id=mil

archibaldcrane
2011-05-09, 23:12
Greinke getting a little offensive help after a dreadful road-trip. Hopefully this gets the offense going for the home-stand.

Also one of the better double-play turns I've ever seen:

http://milwaukee.brewers.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2011_05_09_sdnmlb_milmlb_1&highlight_content_id=14645257&c_id=mil

http://gif.mocksession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/BAREHANDBACKHAND.gif.pagespeed.ce.I-hQtr_XRy.gif

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Melena
2011-05-10, 11:39
Jesus fucking christ, I now have 5 people on the DL in my BG league. Should have named myself Podunk Disabled Sluggers

Moss
2011-05-10, 11:45
You can change your team name!

Akiyama
2011-05-10, 18:59
Fuck Nate McLouth and his shitty play in CF. Seriously. I hate the Braves defense.

Skirkle
2011-05-10, 19:02
So Halladay vs. Josh Johnson is "Let's see how many mistakes I can make and still pitch my way out of it because my opposing offense is kind of inept anyway." I admit I was sad when Halladay gave up a hit in the first inning.

Soa
2011-05-10, 19:04
So Halladay vs. Josh Johnson is "Let's see how many mistakes I can make and still pitch my way out of it because my opposing offense is kind of inept anyway." I admit I was sad when Halladay gave up a hit in the first inning.

Greg Dobbs

Akiyama
2011-05-10, 19:12
I wish MLB-N had the Marlins/Phillies game so I could watch that instead of McLouth and Freeman bumbling around with the ball. Oh, and Uggla still being anemic lol

Skirkle
2011-05-10, 19:16
I wish MLB-N had the Marlins/Phillies game so I could watch that instead of McLouth and Freeman bumbling around with the ball. Oh, and Uggla still being anemic lol

Halladay just walked Johnson, you may be lucky you're not

Soa
2011-05-10, 19:18
I wish MLB-N had the Marlins/Phillies game so I could watch that instead of McLouth and Freeman bumbling around with the ball. Oh, and Uggla still being anemic lol

Neither pitcher has looked all that great. The Phillies left bases loaded two innings in a row without scoring, and Halladay has been a bit wild which cost him a run. At least we've managed to run JJ's pitch count up really high so he'll probably be gone after 6.

Akiyama
2011-05-10, 19:38
Halladay just walked Johnson, you may be lucky you're not

Nah, McLouth bobbled a ball that would have been a 3rd out, so the Nats promptly hit a 3 run bomb, and then the next inning after the Braves get one back, Werth hits another 3 run bomb... so I wish I was watching JJ vs Halladay lol

Trichocyst
2011-05-10, 20:32
Looks like Halladay is gonna take the loss on an unearned run in the 8th.

Soa
2011-05-10, 20:56
Looks like Halladay is gonna take the loss on an unearned run in the 8th.

What a shitty game, Halladay completely outpitched Johnson tonight and got the loss. I knew something like this was gonna happen after stranding the bases loaded two innings in a row. At least we know Utley will be back by the end of the month. With him back and Domonic Brown having rediscovered his swing we might actually have a decent offense again soon.

Skirkle
2011-05-10, 21:09
we might actually have a decent offense again soon.

lol

fren.
2011-05-11, 21:00
Lackey: 8.01 ERA

Good signing there, Theo. Almost as good as giving Ramiro Pena Jose Iglesias $8mm :lol:

Bregor
2011-05-11, 21:08
Lackey: 8.01 ERA

Good signing there, Theo. Almost as good as giving Ramiro Pena Jose Iglesias $8mm :lol:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/images/03/04/p1_pavano.jpg

fren.
2011-05-11, 22:11
Girardi is a fucking idiot.

Soria comes in, throws 8 pitches, 7 of them are balls. Has Gardner bunt on a 3-1 count. After bunting already failed two innings prior. Goddamn moron.

fren.
2011-05-11, 22:16
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/images/03/04/p1_pavano.jpg

Daisuke Matsuzaka rhp
6 years/$52M (2007-12)

6 years/$52M (2007-12)
posted by Seibu Lions 11/06, with Boston submitting high bid of $51,111,111 to Seibu to acquire negotiating rights with Matsuzaka for 30 days
signed by Boston 12/06
$2M signing bonus
07:$6M, 08:$8M, 09:$8M, 10:$8M, 11:$10M, 12:$10M

John Lackey rhp
5 years/$82.5M (2010-14), plus conditional 2015 option

5 years/$82.5M (2010-14), plus conditional 2015 option
signed by Boston as a free agent 12/16/09
$3.5M signing bonus
10:$18M, 11:$15.25M, 12:$15.25M, 13:$15.25M, 14:$15.25M

Bregor
2011-05-11, 22:19
http://thesportshernia.typepad.com/blog/images/2007/08/24/giambi_wet_hair.jpg

Akiyama
2011-05-11, 23:06
You really doing the contract game, fren? As a Yankee fan? Lol. You so silly.

http://www.eworldpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/derek-jeter1.jpg

http://riveraveblues.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/163702408.jpg

Akiyama
2011-05-12, 00:41
Also hope no one was holding onto Kendry Morales in fantasy. He's out for the rest of the year, lol.

fren.
2011-05-12, 01:12
http://thesportshernia.typepad.com/blog/images/2007/08/24/giambi_wet_hair.jpg

145 OPS+ as a Yankee, failure.


You really doing the contract game, fren? As a Yankee fan? Lol. You so silly.


Yea because being a Yankee fan means I can't call out other GM's - especially a guy like Epstein, whose FA track record sucks dick* - on shittastic signings. Lackey's performed far worse than Burnett and isn't comparable to the Jeter signing at all.

*Lugo, Scutaro, Cameron, Wheeler, Jenks.

Bregor
2011-05-12, 01:57
145 OPS+ as a Yankee, failure.

2006: $20.4 million, 2007: $23.4 million, 2008: $23.4 million

You can look up his offensive stats for those years which range from palpable for a statue at 1B to downright lol, but needless to say he was grossly overpaid.

You can call out Theo all you want but the same goes for all big spending teams. The more you pay guys, the bigger the successes and failures of those signings. We could play this same game with the Mets, Cubs, Dodgers, Angels, etc.

Gregorio
2011-05-12, 02:26
Also hope no one was holding onto Kendry Morales in fantasy. He's out for the rest of the year, lol.

I was. :(

I also had a few people offering me trades for him which I turned down because I was really looking forward to him killing it in my Utility spot.

Demosthenes11
2011-05-12, 02:36
GIANTS

Moss
2011-05-12, 03:28
Also hope no one was holding onto Kendry Morales in fantasy. He's out for the rest of the year, lol.

DL slot so doesnt really matter, but waste of a fairly high draft pick iirc. Yay autopick /wrists

fren.
2011-05-12, 11:09
2006: $20.4 million, 2007: $23.4 million, 2008: $23.4 million

You can look up his offensive stats for those years which range from palpable for a statue at 1B to downright lol, but needless to say he was grossly overpaid.

So three sub-par years mostly due to injuries and he still was an elite masher. Point proven. No shit he was grossly overpaid, when you're dealing with nine-figure contracts, chances are the dude is overpaid.

It's not like they made some guy who's rocking a sub 110 OPS+ for his career the highest paid player in his position or anything.


You can call out Theo all you want but the same goes for all big spending teams. The more you pay guys, the bigger the successes and failures of those signings. We could play this same game with the Mets, Cubs, Dodgers, Angels, etc.

Except Theo's success record in FA isn't good, at all.

Cephius
2011-05-12, 11:15
I'm not going to get into the debate about contract failures of big market teams but if you think a player who hit .260/.404/.521 with 209 homers during his tenure with the team belongs in the same category as a Dice-K, Pavano, Igawa, Coco Crisp or whoever you are pants-on-head retarded.

Also Giambi tanked right after he left the Yankees so you could even argue that the Yankees got the most out of that contract by having him for most of his prime and not the "some prime years and also through his 40s" bullshit like they have with A-rod. You can't just say "oh they paid him $23m during his last year that makes it bad deal" while ignoring the fact they paid him $10m in 2002 to hit .314/.435/.598.

Demosthenes11
2011-05-12, 11:16
you are wrong anyways, but NOBODY GIVES A FUCK SO SHUT THE FUCK UP.

Let's talk about the giants' 5 game winning streak instead. I mean 6 once matty ice pitches this afternoon

Melena
2011-05-12, 11:56
I was. :(

I also had a few people offering me trades for him which I turned down because I was really looking forward to him killing it in my Utility spot.

I should pick him up on waivers to add to the 6 people I have currently on the god damn fucking DL right now.

Gregorio
2011-05-12, 13:20
I should pick him up on waivers to add to the 6 people I have currently on the god damn fucking DL right now.

Haha...a kid in my league drafted Santana, Utley, and Cueto without realizing all 3 were starting the season on extended DLs. He also has Mauer and Hamilton. Now that's an impressive DL.

Melena
2011-05-12, 13:23
I'm on a 4 year streak in my money leagues of having 3+ on the DL at once. I've got Sandoval and Zimmerman on the DL right now in my money league and Neftali Perez just came off the DL. My offense has been choking bad lately though. It's like i'm fielding a full team of Carl Crawfords.

archibaldcrane
2011-05-12, 14:03
So, Prince hit his 200th homer yesterday, and this fucking douche at Miller Park self-titled "The Happy Youngster" caught the ball - he's caught like 50 homers in his life, and likes to hold balls for ransom and be a general douche about it.

http://www.millerparkdrunk.com/baseball/milwaukee-brewers-baseball/exclusive-pathetic-losers-demands-for-fielders-200th-homerun-ball/

Yes, he has a fucking website so he can jerk himself off in public. http://www.happyyoungster.com/

http://www.happyyoungster.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/images/tnick80500.293164942_std.jpg


The child impersonator is well known among the ballhawk community and gained national scorn (http://deadspin.com/5257475/rookie-millionaire-versus-obsessive-super-fan-+-who-ya-got) when he produced a list of demands for then Florida Marlins' rookie Chris Coghlan on his first career homerun ball. The Marlins' star eventually got his ball, but admitted that Yohanek was a real douchebag about it.
"He wasn't the most polite or respectful guy about the whole process," Coghlan said Thursday. "He told me he goes around a lot and catches these balls and holds them for ransom — even though he doesn't say that he does, it seems that way."
Oh and guess what? He's a cop.

fren.
2011-05-12, 14:52
I'm not going to get into the debate about contract failures of big market teams but if you think a player who hit .260/.404/.521 with 209 homers during his tenure with the team belongs in the same category as a Dice-K, Pavano, Igawa, Coco Crisp or whoever you are pants-on-head retarded.

Also Giambi tanked right after he left the Yankees so you could even argue that the Yankees got the most out of that contract by having him for most of his prime and not the "some prime years and also through his 40s" bullshit like they have with A-rod. You can't just say "oh they paid him $23m during his last year that makes it bad deal" while ignoring the fact they paid him $10m in 2002 to hit .314/.435/.598.

How the fuck did I forget Coco.

Eliseos
2011-05-12, 14:58
So, Prince hit his 200th homer yesterday, and this fucking douche at Miller Park self-titled "The Happy Youngster" caught the ball - he's caught like 50 homers in his life, and likes to hold balls for ransom and be a general douche about it.

http://www.millerparkdrunk.com/baseball/milwaukee-brewers-baseball/exclusive-pathetic-losers-demands-for-fielders-200th-homerun-ball/

Yes, he has a fucking website so he can jerk himself off in public. http://www.happyyoungster.com/

http://www.happyyoungster.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/images/tnick80500.293164942_std.jpg


Oh and guess what? He's a cop.

If I see that mother fucker at a game in the next couple of weeks, he's going to get a punch in the face and a trip down some stairs.

Demosthenes11
2011-05-12, 17:34
Let's talk about the giants' 5 game winning streak instead. I mean 6 once matty ice pitches this afternoon

psychic

*Shinzon*
2011-05-12, 19:07
Man it figures beltran is having a huge year in his walk year lol. At least we'll get a half season out of it. He's looked great at the plate all year. He might actually be able to play for 3 more years if he keeps hitting like that.

Byrd
2011-05-12, 19:15
Man it figures beltran is having a huge year in his walk year lol. At least we'll get a half season out of it. He's looked great at the plate all year. He might actually be able to play for 3 more years if he keeps hitting like that.

About the one thing I did right in the BG Fantasy League draft this year was pick up Beltran.

Bregor
2011-05-12, 19:32
You can't just say "oh they paid him $23m during his last year that makes it bad deal" while ignoring the fact they paid him $10m in 2002 to hit .314/.435/.598.

Does that mean we have to wait until a contract is over to judge it? If so then let the John Lackey hate begin, October 2014. I mean, he could put up Cy Young-caliber numbers in 2013 and be a steal for all we know.

The length of the Giambi contact was precisely why it was a bad deal. Take away that '02 season and his Yankee career looks a little less savory. Even if he managed to maintain high OBP and ISO numbers into the costly portions of his deal, a seven-year contract for a guy with "old player" skills, zero defense and even less baserunning was a bad idea any way you slice it. Not Dice-K bad, but that's not exactly fair either.

Anyway, in summation, I pretty much hate all long-term contacts since the risk of injury and regression increases exponentially. And every team has free agent signings that make no sense as soon as the ink is dry. I still wake up in a cold sweat in the middle of the night seeing:

http://cubbiescrib.com/files/2010/04/soriano-afraid-running-wall.jpg
http://www.midwestsportsfans.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/milton-bradley-chicago-cubs.jpg
http://www.thecubsbrickyard.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/kosuke-fukudome.jpg
http://www.chicagotribune.com/media/alternatethumbnails/story/2008-08/41779795-22180842.jpg
http://shop.sportsworldcards.com/ekmps/shops/sportsworld/images/chicago-cubs-neifi-perez-99-upper-deck-2006-series-i-ii-baseball-trading-card-42174-p.jpg
http://mlb.mlb.com/images/2005/11/29/r48C5sPl.jpg

Cephius
2011-05-12, 19:44
Does that mean we have to wait until a contract is over to judge it?

That's exactly what I'm saying, why would you judge a contract before it's complete? That's like judging a trade right after it's made, it's a popular thing to do but it's also incredibly pre-mature.


If so then let the John Lackey hate begin, October 2014. I mean, he could put up Cy Young-caliber numbers in 2013 and be a steal for all we know.

I'm not getting into this whole debate, but if Lackey put up two Cy-caliber years wouldn't it validate the contract? That's my point.


The length of the Giambi contact was precisely why it was a bad deal. Take away that '02 season and his Yankee career looks a little less savory. Even if he managed to maintain high OBP and ISO numbers into the costly portions of his deal, a seven-year contract for a guy with "old player" skills, zero defense and even less baserunning was a bad idea any way you slice it. Not Dice-K bad, but that's not exactly fair either.

Overpaid, sure. Bad, for a guy who put up those numbers? No. You can't just cherry pick certain years and say it makes the contract as bad as those other guys. Yes, he was slow on the bases and a poor defender. He was also a 1b, and his production was above league average for that position. You can say he was paid too much all you want, but it's not like he didn't produce. He's in the same boat as Soriano is with the Cubs really... good numbers, just really overpaid.

Bregor
2011-05-12, 19:56
That's exactly what I'm saying, why would you judge a contract before it's complete?

Well, fren bashing the Lackey signing was what got this whole kit 'n' caboodle started.


He's in the same boat as Soriano is with the Cubs really... good numbers, just really overpaid.

You don't have to play nice, Soriano has been an average LF at best ever since he got to Chicago. :(

*Shinzon*
2011-05-12, 20:53
He was on pace to hit 56 hr at the start of the year, I hope he does it. Gogo soriano.

Gregorio
2011-05-13, 02:29
So since the fantasy baseball thread has kinda fallen off and this thread is a lot more active I'll propose this question here.

Managers vetoing trades in fantasy baseball - for or against it?

Recently my league has been in an uproar over trades. How it currently works is that if 5 people object (which IMO is too few since it's a 14 man league) then it goes to the commissioner for review where he can approve or deny it. He hasn't denied any trades so far which a few people are pissed about, but I completely agree with. How I see it, the only reason to deny a trade is if there is obvious collusion or it's an EXTREMELY unbalanced trade for some reason. A trade I made earlier in the season is still being bitched about because it had 7 objections and still approved [the trade was Scutaro, Papi, Lincecum to him, Fielder, Alexi Rameriz, Liriano to me], but there's a lot of internal issues that are hard to explain here since everyone in my league knows each other (one asshole objects to EVERY trade, a few objected because they were after Lincecum, others don't like each other, etc).

My position is that I'm completely against it (especially anonymous vetos that exist in my league) and that is the reason why we have a commish. I don't think anyone should have the option to tell me how I manage my team, especially when they can veto a trade without offering a legitimate reason other than "I don't want him to beat me when I play him". Does this come up in anyone elses leagues? Even including football ones?

Demosthenes11
2011-05-13, 13:53
giants should have 8 runs by now...super unlucky

Melena
2011-05-13, 14:20
So since the fantasy baseball thread has kinda fallen off and this thread is a lot more active I'll propose this question here.

Managers vetoing trades in fantasy baseball - for or against it?

Recently my league has been in an uproar over trades. How it currently works is that if 5 people object (which IMO is too few since it's a 14 man league) then it goes to the commissioner for review where he can approve or deny it. He hasn't denied any trades so far which a few people are pissed about, but I completely agree with. How I see it, the only reason to deny a trade is if there is obvious collusion or it's an EXTREMELY unbalanced trade for some reason. A trade I made earlier in the season is still being bitched about because it had 7 objections and still approved [the trade was Scutaro, Papi, Lincecum to him, Fielder, Alexi Rameriz, Liriano to me], but there's a lot of internal issues that are hard to explain here since everyone in my league knows each other (one asshole objects to EVERY trade, a few objected because they were after Lincecum, others don't like each other, etc).

My position is that I'm completely against it (especially anonymous vetos that exist in my league) and that is the reason why we have a commish. I don't think anyone should have the option to tell me how I manage my team, especially when they can veto a trade without offering a legitimate reason other than "I don't want him to beat me when I play him". Does this come up in anyone elses leagues? Even including football ones?

I don't mind the whole vote to veto as i've had in a couple of money leagues one asshat conceding and giving away his few top players to his friend. But yea so long as it's done anon, people will bitch for the sake of bitching on every trade.

pohibaba
2011-05-13, 19:33
Verlander went 5.2 innings with a no-hitter after throwing one his last start. Pretty impressive.

Trichocyst
2011-05-13, 21:41
Happy Xmas, Phillies.

Akiyama
2011-05-13, 21:44
Dan Uggla fucking blows. And don't get me started on that "right down the middle strike that wasn't called a strike' call. Ugh. Those type of losses make me rage.

Trichocyst
2011-05-13, 21:46
The Phillies had no business winning that game, lol. What a wild game.

Headspace
2011-05-13, 22:29
MVottoP

K-ROLD

FNH
2011-05-14, 02:31
Dan Uggla fucking blows. And don't get me started on that "right down the middle strike that wasn't called a strike' call. Ugh. Those type of losses make me rage.

no shit. he is my 2B on my fantasy team. Funny how Im beating the dogshit out of everyone in my work league lol.

Akiyama
2011-05-14, 03:50
I wanted to draft him, but went another direction after he was taken ahead of me and I've been in first for a while even without him and his 'below the mendoza line' average. It's amazing how a player can bash the Braves every year, and then you get that player on your team and he fucking blows, lol. I've got Prado at 2B in both of my leagues since he's 2B/3B/OF and I can play him in a lot of spots.

FNH
2011-05-14, 14:41
I wanted to draft him, but went another direction after he was taken ahead of me and I've been in first for a while even without him and his 'below the mendoza line' average. It's amazing how a player can bash the Braves every year, and then you get that player on your team and he fucking blows, lol. I've got Prado at 2B in both of my leagues since he's 2B/3B/OF and I can play him in a lot of spots.

This was my first fantasy draft and first year to really pay attention to baseball so I didn't know what I was getting, he was just the highest ranked 2B when I got him. I do have Utley on DL off waivers so hope he can produce.

Saga
2011-05-14, 19:01
Semi off-topic but is there a way to see who the announcers are for Fox sports? Sheer curiosity, I'm watch sox/yanks now and just want to know who's calling the game.

Akiyama
2011-05-14, 19:27
Joe Buck and Tim McCarver I'm sure. So you're not missing much.

Also, Jorge Posada is a pussy. An hour before the game, he was set to bat 9th, and he refused to do that, took himself out of the lineup and 'pitched a hissy fit'

*Shinzon*
2011-05-14, 20:20
Semi off-topic but is there a way to see who the announcers are for Fox sports? Sheer curiosity, I'm watch sox/yanks now and just want to know who's calling the game.

The last few times the Mets were on fox in prime time afternoon games it was Matt Vasgersian who does MLB the show and McCarver.

Saga
2011-05-14, 20:35
Is it consistently the same pair of announcers each Fox sports game? Or a different pair each broadcast? I wish they lumped it in with the game information. Lineups, pitchers, game time and announcers.

Vagrant
2011-05-14, 21:24
Joe Buck and Tim McCarver I'm sure. So you're not missing much.

Also, Jorge Posada is a pussy. An hour before the game, he was set to bat 9th, and he refused to do that, took himself out of the lineup and 'pitched a hissy fit'

Pretty much all Posada is good for now is whining. His bat has gone to hell so he can't hit for crap aside from the occasional home run so he's a poor excuse for a DH now and he always sucked behind the plate so you can't put him back there. Guys getting 13 million for the year you play where they tell you to and you bat where they tell you to. Spoiled brat.

Akiyama
2011-05-14, 21:52
Is it consistently the same pair of announcers each Fox sports game? Or a different pair each broadcast? I wish they lumped it in with the game information. Lineups, pitchers, game time and announcers.
Well, they usually have regional games (west coast, sometimes the Braves are on like against the Phillies and so on) so they'll send different teams out to different games. If the Yanks/Red Sox are playing, it's nearly always Buck and McCarver.. and Joe Buck usually pairs with McCarver if he's calling a game that week as it is.


Pretty much all Posada is good for now is whining. His bat has gone to hell so he can't hit for crap aside from the occasional home run so he's a poor excuse for a DH now and he always sucked behind the plate so you can't put him back there. Guys getting 13 million for the year you play where they tell you to and you bat where they tell you to. Spoiled brat.

Agreed. I haven't liked Posada in forever, and now he's coming out with 'my back was stiff.' Yeah.. sure. That and you were whining like a pussy.

Cephius
2011-05-14, 21:54
It was his wife saying that which is even more of a bitch move. Haven't heard his side of the story yet, though.

Posada's been pretty awful this year but he was solid last year even despite the bad catching defense. Some guys just fall off a cliff, not surprising it happened to the 39 year old catcher-turned-DH

Akiyama
2011-05-14, 22:15
Yeah, you know it's bad when a Yankee fan even admits how big of a bitch move something is.. lol. I saw his wife say that and just rolled my eyes.

Gregorio
2011-05-14, 22:21
All lies...old man Posada took the night off because there was a Murder She Wrote marathon that he wanted to catch and his DVR was full.

Its going to be interesting to see if they put him in the 9 spot tomorrow and how he reacts.

Cephius
2011-05-14, 23:18
The postgame was a shitshow really, Posada contradicted himself (got on cashman for making a statement mid-game then said he never told them about his back issues) and I still don't know why Cash made a statement in the middle of the game.

Moss
2011-05-15, 00:30
So since the fantasy baseball thread has kinda fallen off and this thread is a lot more active I'll propose this question here.

Managers vetoing trades in fantasy baseball - for or against it?

Recently my league has been in an uproar over trades. How it currently works is that if 5 people object (which IMO is too few since it's a 14 man league) then it goes to the commissioner for review where he can approve or deny it. He hasn't denied any trades so far which a few people are pissed about, but I completely agree with. How I see it, the only reason to deny a trade is if there is obvious collusion or it's an EXTREMELY unbalanced trade for some reason. A trade I made earlier in the season is still being bitched about because it had 7 objections and still approved [the trade was Scutaro, Papi, Lincecum to him, Fielder, Alexi Rameriz, Liriano to me], but there's a lot of internal issues that are hard to explain here since everyone in my league knows each other (one asshole objects to EVERY trade, a few objected because they were after Lincecum, others don't like each other, etc).

My position is that I'm completely against it (especially anonymous vetos that exist in my league) and that is the reason why we have a commish. I don't think anyone should have the option to tell me how I manage my team, especially when they can veto a trade without offering a legitimate reason other than "I don't want him to beat me when I play him". Does this come up in anyone elses leagues? Even including football ones?

Late response, but this has been a problem in some of my leagues before. I have been the commish for a friends money league(football) the past few years and it is a thankless job. There is at least one trade that starts a shitstorm every year.

I had to make our league commish-veto only, otherwise people get veto happy and knock down every trade that isn't perfectly even.

I have found your view to be correct: let the trade go unless there is obvious collusion/very unbalanced. Multiple times as commish I have really wanted to veto trades because someone was getting raped, when it actually ended up helping them even if it was due to sheer luck.

*Shinzon*
2011-05-15, 09:21
The postgame was a shitshow really, Posada contradicted himself (got on cashman for making a statement mid-game then said he never told them about his back issues) and I still don't know why Cash made a statement in the middle of the game.

I don't think he had a choice really. Apparently Posada had a huge outburst about the whole situation. He refused to talk to anyone and only came up with the excuse after the game. Not to mention that I think Cashman wanted to suspend him and then pursue the breach of contract. But Cashman himself doesn't appear to have the power he used to in the organization and was probably told not to suspend him immediately. If I was cash though I'd do it and make an example out of Posada, because that's some straight bullshit. You're hitting 160 on the season and have the balls to complain? lol. Make an example out of posada now and save yourself headaches in the future with Jeter and others.

Trichocyst
2011-05-15, 15:28
Not that I should complain too much about a first place team, but fuck this Phillies offense.

Akiyama
2011-05-15, 15:57
How did Halladay get beat by a guy barely hitting around .200?

Skirkle
2011-05-15, 17:25
Not that I should complain too much about a first place team, but fuck this Phillies offense.
Philly fans are the only ones who think the team is performing poorly, too. I get confused seeing them at the top of power rankings (lolpowerrankings) because I can't believe they're the best team in the league right now.

Dan Uggla isn't a Gold Glover and Silver Slugger, but against the Phils he is.

Akiyama
2011-05-15, 17:30
Philly fans are the only ones who think the team is performing poorly, too. I get confused seeing them at the top of power rankings (lolpowerrankings) because I can't believe they're the best team in the league right now.

Dan Uggla isn't a Gold Glover and Silver Slugger, but against the Phils he is.

Dan Uggla, surprisingly enough, has made a lot of good defensive plays this year. Hell, I'd say his defense has been better than his offense, which is not why I'd want Dan Uggla. I want a .270ish BA with a ton of homers/RBI with mediocre fielding. Fuck Dan Uggla.

And the Phillies are winning all these games with an average offense. Imagine when Utley gets back, lol.

Trichocyst
2011-05-15, 17:58
My big fear is that Utley rushes back and spends a long time playing hurt with below average results. Uggla always seems to mash the Phillies. Halladay was so concerned about walking him that he grooved a fastball in the happy zone. Another loss where he didn't pitch too poorly and got a complete game. Hope Lee pitches well tomorrow. He needs a win in a bad way.

I'm concerned about the team's offense while being happy they're still winning a lot of games. I'd like to see it improve before it costs them in the standings in a serious way with the Marlins and Braves not going away.

Soa
2011-05-15, 18:28
Not that I should complain too much about a first place team, but fuck this Phillies offense.

I read that our pitchers actually have better numbers overall than our 5-8 hitters, and that our LF, 2B, and Catchers are ranked worst in MLB offensively. That combined with half our bullpen being on the DL and our starters not exactly being historically great makes me wonder how the hell we have such a good record.

Skirkle
2011-05-15, 18:46
We played the Astros, Mets, and Padres for most of April, that's probably why.

Akiyama
2011-05-15, 18:55
Well, while the Phillies have their problems, the Braves offense isn't exactly lighting shit on fire like people thought it would. Heyward's been a mixture of good for a stretch, then awful, then hurt, and while Prado is picking up the pace now, he struggled early on too. Chipper's been a breath of fresh air (though he sat today for his knee, guessing it's going to be an ongoing thing since it is Chipper), McCann's played like shit.. Uggla we've covered, and Alex Gonzalez.. just ugh. I like him for his glove. Fuck his bat.

But seriously. Every team out there has some major problems and the fact the Phillies have the record they do with their bullpen being a mess and their offense being mediocre is a sign that once it starts to roll.. they'll probably run away with the East.

Headspace
2011-05-15, 23:15
K-FOLD

K-ROLD

Moss
2011-05-15, 23:41
Well, while the Phillies have their problems, the Braves offense isn't exactly lighting shit on fire like people thought it would. Heyward's been a mixture of good for a stretch, then awful, then hurt, and while Prado is picking up the pace now, he struggled early on too. Chipper's been a breath of fresh air (though he sat today for his knee, guessing it's going to be an ongoing thing since it is Chipper), McCann's played like shit.. Uggla we've covered, and Alex Gonzalez.. just ugh. I like him for his glove. Fuck his bat.

But seriously. Every team out there has some major problems and the fact the Phillies have the record they do with their bullpen being a mess and their offense being mediocre is a sign that once it starts to roll.. they'll probably run away with the East.

Trollin so hard man. McCann hasn't provided much power but dude is still hitting .300. Gonzalez has provided as much as you can expect out of him: .260 BA with decent pop and great defense. Uggla has always been a slow starter, at least he has still provided power despite not hitting for average, including carrying the offense against Halladay.

I don't expect the Phils to run away with anything. As much room as the Phillies have to improve, so do the Braves.