Official 2010 Baseball Thread

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    If there were any chance of Uggla coming to sf, I'd be over the moon. But we would be asking Sandoval to step down. I'm keepin Uribe no matter what. Sanchez or Uggla would play third tho and Uribe plays short. If i'm gonna lose a guy, it would be sandoval, not uribe. But Uggla's not gonna come here and the Panda is gonna get back on track so it's gonna be fine.
     
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    Yeah, and last year I was suggesting that instead of offing Cain, you simply pick up a decent mid-range bat that wouldn't cost and arm and a leg.

    I'm not exactly sure what you added from last year dollar-wise, but it wasn't a whole hell of a lot.

    The whole point is that you were trying to get rid of the one thing you needed in the playoffs...a stellar arm.

    You can sneak into the playoffs much easier than you can get all the way through them.
     
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    Giants may bring up another stud bat. Highl touted and highly productive AAA kid named Brandon Belt. Clubbing all kinds of homers, triples and doubles down there. They say he could be as good as Buster Posey. That would be great at first base! Then we could move Huff to Left Field.
     
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    Anybody have an educated guess as to who's going to sign Cliff Lee? MLB trade rumors says that Cashman is meeting with Lee today... but god I hope he doesn't go with the Yanks.

    Can't believe Jeter won a Gold Glove this year. :doubt:
     
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    Jeter's defense this season was not his best. His fielding pct was great, but his range is falling off. His UZR, the stat that measures how your defense prevented runs vs. allowed runs, was the worst of his career. Something like negative 4.5.

    There HAD to be a better SS this season in the AL.

    Far as Lee, it's kind of cliche' at this point to say NY, but there's only a couple teams that are going to pay what he demands. I don't necessarily count out Philly, but it's a LONG shot.

    Truth, I've heard of your boy in the minors. He's comin' on. I hope he does well for you. I'm hoping we let Werth go and move on to Dominic Brown.
     
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    Hey Truth, check this out:

    Just like I was saying!

    Scott Boras is looking for Matt Holliday money for Jayson Werth | HardballTalk

    :lol: He drives a hard bargain!!

    What a waste of money that's going to be!!!
     
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    If teams would just play a little hardball for once with these slimy agents, they could actually drive the prices down to reasonable numbers. Instead they're so afraid of losing them that they bend over and take it from these agents, especially Scott Boras.

    These teams should confer among themselves and secretly agree that no one gets paid more than 10 million a year. Players only make ridiculous amounts of money when owners are willing/dumb enough/desperate enough to get screwed by these agents.

    Werth for more than 10 million? insane. "Going market" my ass! Doesn't the economy affect baseball at least a little?

    Scott Boras has screwed the Giants with no lube of any kind, with his right leg and boots still on with the criminal contract of Barry Zito. I imagine he's raped owners all over the country similarly. But you can't blame him one little bit. Only the puppets dressed in suits, labeled owners.
     
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    This statement by Boras is an insult to everyone's intelligence. He's lying his ass off!!!
    Werth hit 5th for the slugging and dangerous Phillies in the tennis court known as Citizens Bank Park. He had a solid season with 27 homers and 85 rbi. He had good players on base in front of him all year.
    So for Boras to say that a guy who has never driven in 100 runs even in his career high 2009 is going to have better numbers in a different park just because he moves up 2 spots in the lineup? I never knew such affrontery!!! Lies I say and off with his head!!

    This is a plug to other teams that would bat him 3rd. Oviously he's not plugging Philadelphia to resign him because they know Werth's worth. They know he's not going to bat 3rd over Utley so he's trying to pull the wool over other potential suitors. Slick move Scotty!

    If he leaves the phillies, he'll certainly be going to a team that is offensively inferior with less protection and more difficult surroundings in which to homer. Unless it's New York or Colorado, his numbers will certainly drop off. Could he drive in 100 runs and hit 30 homers? The answer is yes. But that's not what Boras said. Boras said he "will" drive in 100 runs and hit 30 homers. Even though he's never had that combination in his entire career. He hit 30 or more homers just once in 8 years and never drove in 100 runs. Slick move Scotty!

    Boras must really think we're idiots. He knows the owners are idiots, he's been eating them for breakfast for 15 years. [​IMG]
     
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    I don't know, he might have a point about the RBI's if moved up in the lineup.

    You have to figure with Utley and Howard hitting in front of you, you're left fighting for scraps by the time you get to the plate.

    Something I'm sure Boras will conveniently leave out also, is Werth's sub-Mendoza Line avg. with runners in SCORING POSITION this year.

    So even WITH Utley and Howard batting ahead of him, he screwed HIMSELF out of getting to 100.
     
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    Yankees are gunna go all the.........

    oh wait.

    :(
     

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