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General Major League Baseball Discussion

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El Dildo

 

Someone gonna make a '13 topic?

you should do it.

 

whoever smelt it dealt it!

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I Love Anna Kournikova

I say just rename this one.

 

I feel for Yu Darvish. Though it didn't seem like he took it too hard. Pitched a helluva game.

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darthYENIK

 

Someone gonna make a '13 topic?

you should do it.

 

whoever smelt it dealt it!

Usually we just change the title to reflect the season. Or at least, that's what I think we should do. Hell, we should probably just take the dates away and just name it "The Baseball topic".

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JOSEPH X

Change the title to "Who's on first."

 

Not sure who to follow this season, my loyalty usually rests with what my favourite colour is at the start of the season. Think I might go with Baltimore because I've just recently watched all five seasons of The Wire in a seven day binge.

 

Debating whether to get live "out of market" (?) games on my xbox from MLB TV. We can only get baseball by subscribing to ESPN over here in the UK.

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Pagelzilla
Someone gonna make a '13 topic?

you should do it.

 

whoever smelt it dealt it!

Usually we just change the title to reflect the season. Or at least, that's what I think we should do. Hell, we should probably just take the dates away and just name it "The Baseball topic".

How do I change the title of the topic? I've never done that before.

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gta_player5
Someone gonna make a '13 topic?

you should do it.

 

whoever smelt it dealt it!

Usually we just change the title to reflect the season. Or at least, that's what I think we should do. Hell, we should probably just take the dates away and just name it "The Baseball topic".

How do I change the title of the topic? I've never done that before.

Request a topic name change. I would just PM a mod or led-by and provide them with your reasoning for the name change.

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darthYENIK
Someone gonna make a '13 topic?

you should do it.

 

whoever smelt it dealt it!

Usually we just change the title to reflect the season. Or at least, that's what I think we should do. Hell, we should probably just take the dates away and just name it "The Baseball topic".

How do I change the title of the topic? I've never done that before.

PM this guy...

 

http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showuser=23604

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Pagelzilla

Thanks, guys. Request sent.

 

Damn Brewers nearly blew a 7-2 lead at Wrigley yesterday in the bottom of the 9th. Hopefully they keep their composure tonight

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darthYENIK

The Angels just hit in 9 runs in the 1st inning, including a grand slam by Mike Trout. I think they finally knocked something loose.

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darthYENIK

If it weren't for censorship, this would've gone down as a line almost as famous as "Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth."

 

 

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Shogun Of Japan

www.reddit.com/r/japansports - nice sub where i get npb stuff

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ATastyCookie

This place is dead sad.gif Wish there were more MLB lovers out there

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El Dildo

I'm still here.

 

but the MLB season is so long that it's hard to talk about it every single day.

there's a lot of games left to be played before anything really starts shaking up.

 

here's a great article that's been making the rounds in the Midwest:

http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/51937226/ns/sports-baseball/

 

it's about how Albert Pujols f*cked up and how the Angels suck tounge2.gif

 

 

Look: He is 33 years old, just beginning a $240 million contract, and he’s playing for an overpriced and kind of dreadful team that looks like it was built by a rotisserie baseball beginner who ran out at the last minute and bought three fantasy baseball magazines. He looks hurt. He looks tired. He looks out of place. He looks … well, truth is, who is even looking anymore?

 

Miguel Cabrera, who for years had to deal with being kind of a poor-man’s Albert, won the Triple Crown, something Pujols could never quite do. He’s the one who inspires awe now. St. Louis, the team and town he had come to represent, has gone on without him, and the Cardinals have the second-best record in baseball. And Pujols is not even the most exciting or interesting player on his own team.

 

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gtamann123

 

I'm still here.

 

but the MLB season is so long that it's hard to talk about it every single day.

there's a lot of games left to be played before anything really starts shaking up.

 

here's a great article that's been making the rounds in the Midwest:

http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/51937226/ns/sports-baseball/

 

it's about how Albert Pujols f*cked up and how the Angels suck tounge2.gif

 

 

Look: He is 33 years old, just beginning a $240 million contract, and he’s playing for an overpriced and kind of dreadful team that looks like it was built by a rotisserie baseball beginner who ran out at the last minute and bought three fantasy baseball magazines. He looks hurt. He looks tired. He looks out of place. He looks … well, truth is, who is even looking anymore?

 

Miguel Cabrera, who for years had to deal with being kind of a poor-man’s Albert, won the Triple Crown, something Pujols could never quite do. He’s the one who inspires awe now. St. Louis, the team and town he had come to represent, has gone on without him, and the Cardinals have the second-best record in baseball. And Pujols is not even the most exciting or interesting player on his own team.

Yeah I have a feeling the Pujols contract is going to become a huge lag on the Angels especially since they are going to want to lock up Trout for the long term. I've heard it said he may ask for 10Y/$300M but that's just a rumor. And it will obviously be harder to lock him up to a deal like that with pujols contract being the big white elephant in the room.

 

If Miguel Cabreara can continue to produce even 75% of what he is doing now for 5-8 more years he will go down as one of the greatest hitters in the history of the game and possible first ballot hall of famer. How many years does he have left on his deal? I think this is his 10th year in the league already... But he is only 30 YO. So if he can get 5 more years of production atleast 75% of his current output and then 50-60% in his last 5 years he will retire at 40 and god knows what his numbers will look like.

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I Love Anna Kournikova

Anyone see Angel Pagan's walk off inside the park home run? I was going crazy right when he hit it. One of the most exciting things I have seen in a baseball game.

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gta_player5

 

Yeah I have a feeling the Pujols contract is going to become a huge lag on the Angels especially since they are going to want to lock up Trout for the long term. I've heard it said he may ask for 10Y/$300M but that's just a rumor. And it will obviously be harder to lock him up to a deal like that with pujols contract being the big white elephant in the room.

It's not simply Albert Pujols' contract that may burden the Angels. Josh Hamilton's contract is massive. If his poor stats thus far continue and he continues to make up excuses, that will have to be viewed as one of the worst contracts in baseball, as well. Currently, the combination of Pujols and Hamilton are hitting .235 with 16 home runs, 48 RBI, an OPS of .715 and 85 strikeouts to 36 walks. You get all that for only $33 million this season! Look at their contracts, though. Those numbers cannot continue for the sake of that team's payroll. By the fifth and final year of Hamilton's contract, he will be 36, Pujols will be 37 and they will combine for $58 million in payroll. Their contracts are so heavily back-loaded it will make it difficult for the Angels to spread money around to other players like Mike Trout and Mark Trumbo.

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gtamann123
Yeah I have a feeling the Pujols contract is going to become a huge lag on the Angels especially since they are going to want to lock up Trout for the long term. I've heard it said he may ask for 10Y/$300M but that's just a rumor. And it will obviously be harder to lock him up to a deal like that with pujols contract being the big white elephant in the room.

It's not simply Albert Pujols' contract that may burden the Angels. Josh Hamilton's contract is massive. If his poor stats thus far continue and he continues to make up excuses, that will have to be viewed as one of the worst contracts in baseball, as well. Currently, the combination of Pujols and Hamilton are hitting .235 with 16 home runs, 48 RBI, an OPS of .715 and 85 strikeouts to 36 walks. You get all that for only $33 million this season! Look at their contracts, though. Those numbers cannot continue for the sake of that team's payroll. By the fifth and final year of Hamilton's contract, he will be 36, Pujols will be 37 and they will combine for $58 million in payroll. Their contracts are so heavily back-loaded it will make it difficult for the Angels to spread money around to other players like Mike Trout and Mark Trumbo.

Yes it's ridiculous that they would give two players such massive deals. Unless their ownership has money pouring through their nostrils. They are both great players but its hard for me to think they are worth it especially because they are both getting up there in age especially Pujols.

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gta_player5

Currently the LA Angels and the LA Dodgers have a combined payroll of $358,468,159 and their combined record is 44-56. If you average out their payroll you get $179,234,080 which would be good for the third highest payroll behind the Yankees and the Dodgers. All that money and, so far, neither team is higher than third place in their respective division, the Dodgers are actually in last place in the NL West. THE NL WEST. Also, rumors are suggesting that Don Mattingly will be fired soon. I don't blame them for doing so at all. The Dodgers have not been in the playoffs with Mattingly as manager and have not been since 2009, Joe Torre's second to last year as manager. The Angels owner, Arte Moreno, has said that's there's zero chance that Mike Scioscia will be fired during the season. The Angels have also not been to the playoffs since 2009.

 

I'm a born and raised New York Yankees fan, but I've never seen two teams with more talent and payroll doing so poorly. It's incredible.

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gtamann123

I guess it just goes to show that big money players don't necessarily buy wins. It's more about getting the correct pieces together and players that compliment each other well. How do you suppose the Rays spent $150 million less than the Yankees and still won the Division 2 out of 3 years and made it into the playoffs 3 out of 4? My Twins also had some pretty good years in the 2000s while still spending very little and playing in the lowest revenue generating stadium in the league. And now they are spending much more than they were before and have a great ballpark. Yet we suck ass but hey atleast we are doing better than those damn white sox.

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ATastyCookie

Pujols hitless so far in Cards-Angels series. biggrin.gif

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El Dildo

that's funny.

I was just coming here to post the same thing.

 

and LA booed his ass.

oh I loved it. pretty soon they're gonna' be selling his jersey back to the team shop.

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darthYENIK

You guys are so butt hurt. Pujols doesn't have many hits in most series.

 

In more brighter, inspirational news...

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El Dildo

apparently you don't understand what the word "butthurt" means tounge2.gif

 

user posted image

 

we don't need him to win, but he needed us.

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darthYENIK

You're butthurt because you don't need him, yet you hate him, and can't stop hating him because he left you. Just like an ex-girlfriend, if the Angels bought out his contract and the Cardinals signed him, you'd jump on his dick, so fast, regardless of how he's playing, because of the history.

 

He's never said a bad word about the Cardinals, even had the Angels wear Stan Musial memorial patches for batting practice during that series. But you still hate him because he left you. Half the posts from you in this thread for the past year and a half is about him.

 

You're butthurt, just admit it.

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El Dildo
you hate him

no I don't.

 

so much for your premise...

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darthYENIK

If anything, you not hating him strengthens the butthurt argument. It means that you irrationally wish him to fail, and relish the fact that he does. The reason most likely being that you feel rejected by a man you love. Just like the hypothetical ex-girlfriend.

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El Dildo

 

If anything, you not hating him strengthens the butthurt argument.  It means that you irrationally wish him to fail, and relish the fact that he does.  The reason most likely being that you feel rejected by a man you love.  Just like the hypothetical ex-girlfriend.

I'm sorry, did I accidentally stumble into the wanna-be-psychologist thread?

is this the debates forum?

 

you can leave your armchair psycho-analysis at the door.

it's just sports. it's not serious business rolleyes.gif

 

Albert was our man. he betrayed it.

now we root for him to strike out. do I hate him? no. he just made a poor decision and now it's fun to make fun of him for it. should I really have to explain this??

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darthYENIK

tounge.gif

 

What a comeback for the Angels tonight. Their pitching is just horrible. I don't trust anyone who is currently in the starting rotation, with the exception of Weaver. I really wish they could have pulled in Greinke in the off-season. Hamilton, although the hero of the night, is no substitute for a reliable starting pitcher.

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El Dildo

I really wish they hadn't changed the All Star Game to make it about homefield advantage in the World Series.

and not because the AL won; the NL won the last 2.

 

but it's just stupid.

all these silly decisions they make towards the end of the game because now they're supposed to try and win it. why wouldn't Rivera just close the game in the 9th?

 

ugh.

stupid rule. can we please go back to the best overall record = homefield??

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