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    2009 Major League Baseball Trash Talk Thread!

    With only about 3.5 short months to go before pitchers and catchers report, there should be some good junque out there about the forthcoming season. Let's hear it!



    Mike

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    Boy you started this early, but I just heard on the radio today that there are 89 days until spring training!!!
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    Looks like the Bravos gave up on Peavy. The Cubbies are still in the running for him, tho
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    Quote Originally posted by Planit View post
    Boy you started this early, but I just heard on the radio today that there are 89 days until spring training!!!
    Hey, I started the last two right after the WS and yes, there's only three short months to go before pitchers and catchers report!



    Anyways, what's the latest on where Sabathia's gonna end up?

    Oh yea, there is also a lot of buzz here with the Brewers signing a new Minor League agreement with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, their new Midwest League (Class 'A') affiliate here in Appleton.



    Mike

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    Word on the street is $140 million for 6 years with the Yankmees for C.C. - I don't know if he'll fit the NY mold. Whatever the case he is going to be a richer boy...as well as Texiera, Manny and a few others.


    Our local Class A team has changed affiliates. We have been a part of the Pirates organization for last 8 or 9 years and now we are with the Texas Rangers. This should be much better.
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    Quote Originally posted by mgk920 View post
    Hey, I started the last two right after the WS and yes, there's only three short months to go before pitchers and catchers report!



    Anyways, what's the latest on where Sabathia's gonna end up?

    Mike
    I think y'all will wind up with Kerry Woods as a free agent. He's a good pitcher when healthy. As for C.C., I have no idea. Wherever he winds up, he will be with a contender and being making a whole bunch of money.
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    Yankmees trying to buy another title

    CC = $160 million for 7 years
    or $22.86 million per year
    or $705,555.55 per game (32.5 games if he pitches every fifth day of the season)
    or $100,793.65 per inning (assuming he pitches 7 innings in those 32.5 games)
    or $33,597.88 per out (because there are 3 outs in an inning)
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    That's assuming he throws complete games huh? I heard on KNBR that the giants would at least try to go after him, but not at $160 mil asking price. God, we already have a bomb of a pitcher named zitto. I guess i will be bringing my brown paper bag yet again to games this year.
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    Has anyone else noticed that the Mets are the new Yankees? Except for the winning. Oh wait, no, it's the same...

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    Dodgers in talk with Furcal
    Wait the Braves are in talks with Furcal
    Braves verbally agree to a deal with Furcal = $30 mil for 3 years, option for 4
    No, the Dodgers sign a deal with Furcal = $30 mil for 3 years, option for 4
    Braves President John Scherholtz goes off on Furcal's agent
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    Quote Originally posted by Planit View post
    Dodgers in talk with Furcal
    Wait the Braves are in talks with Furcal
    Braves verbally agree to a deal with Furcal = $30 mil for 3 years, option for 4
    No, the Dodgers sign a deal with Furcal = $30 mil for 3 years, option for 4
    Braves President John Scherholtz goes off on Furcal's agent
    Schuerholz has gone as far as saying that the Braves will never sign another one of Arn Tellem's clients (not sure what that means for Pete Moylan, a Tellem client currently under contract). Furcal's first game back in the ATL with the Dodgers this season could be ugly.

    Frank Wren hasn't done too well this offseason - no Peavy, no Burnett, overpaid for Vazquez, and now this.
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    Tiger's signed Misy May-Treanor's husband to battle for the catcher position.
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    Quote Originally posted by Bubba View post
    Schuerholz has gone as far as saying that the Braves will never sign another one of Arn Tellem's clients (not sure what that means for Pete Moylan, a Tellem client currently under contract). Furcal's first game back in the ATL with the Dodgers this season could be ugly.

    Frank Wren hasn't done too well this offseason - no Peavy, no Burnett, overpaid for Vazquez, and now this.
    I have not liked any of Wren actions this off season except trying to get Peavy. A least Wren realized he was getting taken to the cleaners unlike the Vazquez trade.

    I was relieved that Furcal bolted, I was never a fan of his striekouts, lack of hustle and throwing errors. The Braves would have over paid for Burnett and his blister prone finger so I a happy he is in pin stripes.

    I thought the Braves needed pitching a big bat. They have tried for pitching but wheres the bat?

    It looks like another year with no Braves baseball in October.
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    Quote Originally posted by Brocktoon View post
    I have not liked any of Wren actions this off season except trying to get Peavy. A least Wren realized he was getting taken to the cleaners unlike the Vazquez trade.

    I was relieved that Furcal bolted, I was never a fan of his striekouts, lack of hustle and throwing errors. The Braves would have over paid for Burnett and his blister prone finger so I a happy he is in pin stripes.

    I thought the Braves needed pitching a big bat. They have tried for pitching but wheres the bat?

    It looks like another year with no Braves baseball in October.
    I was hoping y'all would get Furcal so my Cardinals could work out a deal to send Ankiel to y'all in exchange for Y. Escobar.
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    Quote Originally posted by Gedunker View post
    I was hoping y'all would get Furcal so my Cardinals could work out a deal to send Ankiel to y'all in exchange for Y. Escobar.
    I still remeber Ankiel from his last pitching preformance in 2000 in the NLDS. How many wild pitches did he throw?
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    Quote Originally posted by Brocktoon View post
    I still remeber Ankiel from his last pitching preformance in 2000 in the NLDS. How many wild pitches did he throw?
    Yeah, i remember -- you don't have to remind me. He did knock 25 HR this year, though.
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    I wasn't all that keen on getting Furcal unless he played 2nd and they left Yunel at SS. That may be the reason he decided to stay in LA so he could continue to play SS.

    Los Bravos need pitching, speed at the top of the order and defense in left and 2nd...as well as a bat. Maybe the CF rook/prospect (Bubba, is his name Anderson?) will help with speed.
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    Josh Anderson...speed demon, above average defense, very little power. The Braves really need to add some power somewhere in the lineup.
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    Quote Originally posted by Bubba View post
    Josh Anderson...speed demon, above average defense, very little power. The Braves really need to add some power somewhere in the lineup.
    Do you think that Tommy Hanson or Jordan Schafer will make the team this year? Hanson was unhittable in the AFL but I did not hear how Schafer did in Mexico or was it Venzula?

    The Braves could go after Ben Sheets, they are going to be a quality pitcher short on the DL.
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    Quote Originally posted by Brocktoon View post
    Do you think that Tommy Hanson or Jordan Schafer will make the team this year? Hanson was unhittable in the AFL but I did not hear how Schafer did in Mexico or was it Venzula?

    Schafer injured a finger in Mexico, which cut his winter ball season short - not broken, so he should be ready to go in February. He should be in the mix for a spot on the 25 man roster if he has his head screwed on straight this year. Hanson - maybe some spot starts in the first half, working into the rotation later in the season (I think I heard that possibillity a couple of weeks ago)..at the rate Wren is going, though, Hanson could end up having to be our #3 starter in April.

    Quote Originally posted by Brocktoon View post
    The Braves could go after Ben Sheets, they are going to be a quality pitcher short on the DL.
    We do need to replace Hampton somehow.
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    Teixeira moves yet again...

    The Yankees picked up Mark Teixeira for an 8-year, $180 million contract. D@mn them all. (disgruntled Rangers fan talking)

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    Quote Originally posted by TexanOkie View post
    The Yankees picked up Mark Teixeira for an 8-year, $180 million contract. D@mn them all. (disgruntled Rangers fan talking)
    Mr. Un-clutch...have fun with the New York press. Here's how the Yankees and that deal were summarized on another board:

    Texeira = Abreu + Giambi
    AJ Burnett = Carl Pavano
    CC Sabathia = a few trips to BK from eating his way out of baseball
    Joba Chamberlain = fat drunk
    A-Rod = Mr. April
    Jeter = old and declining
    Matsui = old and declining
    Damon = old and declining

    Yankees finish 3rd again this year....
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    Randy Johnson. 45 years old. $8 million for one year + incentives. Have the Giants gone completely insane? This is another Zito screw-up. Sabean is an idiot.

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    Go Git 'Em Tigers !!!

    Detroit Tigers!

    Last year's Hot Stove League predictions had the Detroit Tigers picked to win the World Series. Unfortunately for Tiger fans, we started very slow and never really participated in the pennant race. The defense was horrible, clutch hitting was non-existent, relief pitching was really bad. There were some bright spots, especially a team batting percentage that generally improved over the season.

    This year (2009) the Detroit Tigers will not be on anybody's list as an eventual World Series winner. That is fine with this Bear.

    Off-season moves include a shortstop, a catcher, and a healthy and strong starting pitcher. Hopefully, before the season kicks in, Detroit will shore-up their bullpen.
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    Even with much improvement, the Tige's play in the very-competitive American League Central. The Chicago White Sox and the Minnesota Twins both had great seasons last year....expect more of the same. Cleveland's Indians started slow but finished as one of the hottest teams in baseball. Kansas City's Royals are hoping that this is finally the year that they once again become competitive.
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    It's just Hot Stove Season......but its' time to say: Go Get 'Em Tigers!

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