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    Depressing to think that that football season is over, but at least the Pats are back in the Super Bowl.

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    Go Padres!

    (By that, I mean, don't be last this year! :P)
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    Well, I am glad for Fielder, he hit his jackpot and will have several years of DHing ahead of him after his in the fielding years are over (likely sooner than later due to his weight). Also, I am most happy that he is not in the National League! OTOH, we'll have to see what the effects of that signing are on the Tigers for the long term (will it preclude other potentially wise future signings of good journeyman players?).

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    The Tigers scare me now. The already have the best pitcher in the game, and now they got a killer combo with Cabrera- Fielder.

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    Is this the greatest Tiger duo since Cobb/Crawford?

    We may need BUN to weigh in on that.
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    Quote Originally posted by WSU MUP Student View post
    Is this the greatest Tiger duo since Cobb/Crawford?

    We may need BUN to weigh in on that.
    Maybe Kaline/Cash.
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    Quote Originally posted by hilldweller View post
    The Tigers scare me now. The already have the best pitcher in the game, and now they got a killer combo with Cabrera- Fielder.
    So you don't think the Royals are a threat?

    Tigers should win this weaker division, nobody else seems to be ready for a big year.
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    Quote Originally posted by Planit View post
    So you don't think the Royals are a threat?

    Tigers should win this weaker division, nobody else seems to be ready for a big year.
    I didn't realize how much they're paying Fielder though.. no way is he worth what he's getting as the one-dimensional player that he is. Plus, what are they going to do when Victor Martinez comes back next year? Vmart/Cabrera/Fielder- only one of those guys can DH

    I was liking what the Red Sox were doing this offseason until they traded Marco Scutaro. Now I don't know what to think. SS is too critical of a position to leave as a question mark with unproven players IMO.

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    The Prince

    Hey, it's not my money, though one could argue that huge contracts lead to higher costs to take a family to a major league baseball game. That said, I would be an idiot to not like the Prince Fielder deal. The Tigers were already a solid threat to win their division. Now we are a threat to win the World Series. Great line-up, good pitching staff, power. Missing ingredient is speed, though Jim Leyland (from Toledo's suburb of Perrysburg) is not a running manager.

    My take on "the why" of the Fielder deal: Texas was going to take Prince and those dudes are a threat to the Motown Boys going to the big dance.

    Hot stove season is here! Go Tigers!

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    PITCHERS AND CATCHERS REPORT!!!

    For most clubs, today is the official start of Spring Training and the 2012 MLB season.

    Happy Happy Joy Joy
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    Quote Originally posted by Planit View post
    PITCHERS AND CATCHERS REPORT!!!

    For most clubs, today is the official start of Spring Training and the 2012 MLB season.

    Happy Happy Joy Joy
    Agreed, baby! As the olde Tiger Town tune went, "We're all behind our baseball team.....go get'em, Tigers."

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    Quote Originally posted by Planit View post
    PITCHERS AND CATCHERS REPORT!!!

    For most clubs, today is the official start of Spring Training and the 2012 MLB season.

    Happy Happy Joy Joy
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    March 28th....


    Then I have to wait until September to see my Reds win the division.
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    Red Sox pitchers and catchers report in three days. Now pass the beer and fried chicken bucket.

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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    March 28th....


    Then I have to wait until September to see my Reds win the division.
    I will be watching your beloved Reds on March 3rd on opening day of Spring Training.

    Last year's opening day was a little cold; the high was only in the mid 60's...I had to wear jeans and long sleeves.
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    The Giants pitchers and catchers report to Scottsdale AZ tomorrow.

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    Say it ain't so bubba

    The Braves had their first injury of the season - already.

    Tommy Hansen hit his head on the steering wheel of his car when it blew a tire - thank goodness it wasn't his arm.
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    Quote Originally posted by Planit View post
    The Braves had their first injury of the season - already.

    Tommy Hansen hit his head on the steering wheel of his car when it blew a tire - thank goodness it wasn't his arm.
    Aw, man, first thing I thought when that story broke was "here we go again."

    Plus, Chipper showed up looking like an offensive lineman instead of a third baseman...
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    Quote Originally posted by Bubba View post
    Aw, man, first thing I thought when that story broke was "here we go again."

    Plus, Chipper showed up looking like an offensive lineman instead of a third baseman...
    Probably a good thing the Braves kept Prado. What is the over/under he is on the DL before June?
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    Quote Originally posted by Brocktoon View post
    Probably a good thing the Braves kept Prado. What is the over/under he is on the DL before June?
    That pic does kind of scream "mid-April pulled hamstring when waddling from first to second on a line drive to the gap" - I'm hoping it's just a really bad camera angle. Realistically, I'm guessing the Braves will be happy if they can rest him some and get 400 or so quality plate appearances.
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    Quote Originally posted by Bubba View post
    Plus, Chipper showed up looking like an offensive lineman instead of a third baseman...
    He swears he's not fat - blames a gust of wind for that photo:

    http://blogs.ajc.com/atlanta-braves-...y-for-chipper/
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    Ryan Braun is the luckiest guy in the world.. still guilty as hell though.

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    Quote Originally posted by hilldweller View post
    Ryan Braun is the luckiest guy in the world.. still guilty as hell though.
    Your quote reminds me of this. Not a Yankee fan but still a great movie and a great ball player.

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    Quote Originally posted by hilldweller View post
    Ryan Braun is the luckiest guy in the world.. still guilty as hell though.
    Just saw a segment on the Worldwide Leader with the results of a poll and 49 states felt that his reputation was still tainted.You can guess the lone state that didn't feel that way. Regardless what he said yesterday, I believe he's a juicer.
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    I love spring training but the ticket prices are getting silly. If I want to go see the Giants and sit in the infield the ticket price is $41...to watch major leaguers try not to get hurt, a pitcher work the same pitch over and over and a bunch of guys that will be selling insurance in 4 years after the 5th inning.
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