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The Padres are offering major league players for Ramírez, a package that presumably would have to include one of two pitchers: prime setup man Scott Linebrink or ace Jake Peavy.

Hmm - bullpen dork, or ace starter? Which one do YOU want, Theo?

David RER (Frank Fiore), Wednesday, 29 November 2006 17:59 (fourteen years ago) link

Yanquis have secured their own Japanese pitcher bid; evaluations differ:

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2678036

Bill Weber (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 29 November 2006 20:45 (fourteen years ago) link

Rumor has it the A's are going after Piazza and maybe Cliff Floyd. I'm dubious about either rumor though.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Wednesday, 29 November 2006 21:14 (fourteen years ago) link

Post-Thanksgiving Disgust: Texas A&M 12 Texas 7

Post-Thanksgiving Delight: El Caballo + The Woodrow

boldbury, Wednesday, 29 November 2006 23:49 (fourteen years ago) link

reunited: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uh-WIUGKk98

bnw (bnw), Thursday, 30 November 2006 16:06 (fourteen years ago) link

God if Beckett could get his shit together so much of this would be easier.

Euai Kapaui (tracerhand), Friday, 1 December 2006 16:56 (fourteen years ago) link

Wait till the dude shits the bed this season before reharshing his buzz!

David RER (Frank Fiore), Friday, 1 December 2006 19:03 (fourteen years ago) link

MR GLAVINE, WHATS UP??

Omar M, Friday, 1 December 2006 19:37 (fourteen years ago) link

so apparently he's still a Met?

gm, Friday, 1 December 2006 20:50 (fourteen years ago) link

lol this would be awesome:

Shea at The Stadium?

Dec 1 - Shea Hillenbrand's agent tells the New York Post that the Yankees are interested in Hillenbrand, a right-handed hitter, as a first baseman.
"We are having discussions, and [the Yankees] are one of the teams in the mix," agent Dan Lozano told the newspaper. "We aren't as far along as we would like with all the teams but hopefully in the next couple of days we will have something."

Hillenbrand, according to the newspaper, might be willing to accept a two-year deal.

deep space nine (deep space nine), Friday, 1 December 2006 22:11 (fourteen years ago) link

Hillenbrand, according to the the newspaper, would be willing to play for a sandwich esp. one made with nice bread.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Friday, 1 December 2006 22:15 (fourteen years ago) link

Hillenbrand, according to the newspaper, would be ready an' willing to reach for the sun, so he can get him some loving before he's gone.

Matt Cibula (Formerly, the Haikunym), Sunday, 3 December 2006 03:09 (fourteen years ago) link

Sheehan (free articles) previews winter meetings:

http://baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=5735


http://baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=5738


Down Frank Catalanotto, up Frank Thomas and Royce Clayton. It's a close call whether the Jays' lineup or Fox News' lineup lists more heavily to the right.

Dr M (Dr Morbius), Monday, 4 December 2006 17:29 (fourteen years ago) link

If the Padres trade Peavy for anyone other than a young, cheap, star player, I will be pretty upset.

Michael (Oakland Mike), Monday, 4 December 2006 18:53 (fourteen years ago) link

Good point that has been lost in the shuffle of the "Where will Bonds end up?" bits:

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/unfiltered/?p=41

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Tuesday, 5 December 2006 00:37 (fourteen years ago) link

This thread title keeps reminding me of Dairy Queen. HOT EATS, COOL TREATS. And promotional cap day at the Metrodome.

Terry Ryan is coming to the realization that Santana-Bonser-pray for roof collapse is not the best strategy so he's going after FORMER ROOKIE OF THE YEAR! Jason Jennings.

nathan explosion (natepatrin), Tuesday, 5 December 2006 15:54 (fourteen years ago) link

i can't wait for the JD Drew to Boston announcement so i can drive to fenway and take a steaming shit in right field.

thebingo (thebingo), Tuesday, 5 December 2006 16:18 (fourteen years ago) link

Bingo, you say one thing about Drew being injury-prone, then I'm doing the same thing in your next bowl of cornflakes.

David RER (Frank Fiore), Tuesday, 5 December 2006 16:23 (fourteen years ago) link

eh, im not concerned really about that...as trot was injured all the time too. im concerned that he can't take the heat in this city. he's going to get eaten alive if he dogs it, like people say he does. just not the right fit.

i don't understand the red sox falling in love with Drew and Lugo. for some reason theo has had a boner about lugo for three years now.

thebingo (thebingo), Tuesday, 5 December 2006 17:28 (fourteen years ago) link

for some reason theo has had a boner about lugo for three years now.

http://www.nokahoma.com/lugo.jpg
http://www.nokahoma.com/lugo3.jpg

CAN YOU BLAME HIM?!?!??

garbled marvin, Tuesday, 5 December 2006 17:43 (fourteen years ago) link

injury-prone for Drew = mosquito bite on right elbow, out 4-6 weeks.

bnw (bnw), Tuesday, 5 December 2006 18:04 (fourteen years ago) link

Maybe the Cubs can convert him into a pitcher.

nathan explosion (natepatrin), Tuesday, 5 December 2006 18:52 (fourteen years ago) link

Hello Mr. Cardinal Fan - the dude BLEW OUT HIS KNEE. That's a sticky wicket to clean. And if it wasn't for him getting HIT ON THE WRIST WITH A PITCH (a thing that's done damage to men much meatier & tougher than brittle ol' JD), he'd have 140+ games to his credit over the past 3 years.

David RER (Frank Fiore), Tuesday, 5 December 2006 19:13 (fourteen years ago) link

haha 'Drew has the numbers but he's no gamer' makes Billy Beaners cry. The logic for replacing headcase Manny with glass-jaw J.D. is pretty iffy.

bnw (bnw), Tuesday, 5 December 2006 19:51 (fourteen years ago) link

Hello Mr. Cardinal Fan - the dude BLEW OUT HIS KNEE.

David RER (Frank Fiore), Tuesday, 5 December 2006 19:54 (fourteen years ago) link

I've got a macro for that shit set up, BTW. DON'T GO THERE.

David RER (Frank Fiore), Tuesday, 5 December 2006 19:54 (fourteen years ago) link

RUB ONE DIRT ON IT

bnw (bnw), Tuesday, 5 December 2006 21:09 (fourteen years ago) link

OK DUSTY

David RER (Frank Fiore), Tuesday, 5 December 2006 21:11 (fourteen years ago) link

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ys-mlbwmblog&prov=yhoo&type=lgns#drewboston

That's a lot of money, but it still seems like a better deal than Sorianos.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Wednesday, 6 December 2006 00:35 (fourteen years ago) link

Drew to Sox for 5/70. Dang. Still light years better than the Carlos Lee deal.

Is polyphonic around to comment on the Maddux signing?

turd burglary (turd burglary), Wednesday, 6 December 2006 00:38 (fourteen years ago) link

The Maddux deal is a good deal regardless of how much money they are paying him. Maddux should thrive in Petco.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Wednesday, 6 December 2006 00:46 (fourteen years ago) link

Plus it is for only $10m?!?! How could Ned Coletti not match that?

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Wednesday, 6 December 2006 00:56 (fourteen years ago) link

dude's not old enough for the dodgers.

deep space nine (deep space nine), Wednesday, 6 December 2006 00:58 (fourteen years ago) link

I think the only reason they didnt sign Maddux was because theyre going to throw a shitload of money at Schmidt and didn't want to risk giving up too much. Im kinda pissed the Dodgers didn't offer arbitration to get some draft picks out of it but apparently they were thinking Maddux would get $13-14M out of it. I think its a great signing for SD. Im gonna miss watching the guy pitch in person. There were some amazing games at Dodger Stadium in September.

Some interesting Drew projections:

http://tinyurl.com/yz3gb7

turd burglary (turd burglary), Wednesday, 6 December 2006 04:06 (fourteen years ago) link

Is polyphonic around to comment on the Maddux signing?

I mean, obviously I'm stoked. I don't think he's appreciably worst than Padilla or Wolf or Eaton and maybe is better than any of them, AND is only signed for one year. Then, maybe there will be more available pitching on the market when he retires.

The Padres have something like $25 million to spend. A rotation of Peavy, Young, Hensley, Maddux, Carillo could be the best rotation in the history of the franchise (not saying much), and they still apparently are interested in adding another starter.

Michael (Oakland Mike), Wednesday, 6 December 2006 07:53 (fourteen years ago) link

i've got a nice steaming shit all brewed up.

thebingo (thebingo), Wednesday, 6 December 2006 13:47 (fourteen years ago) link

ambiorix burgos to mets for brian bannister.

maura johnston (maura), Wednesday, 6 December 2006 15:42 (fourteen years ago) link

ambient burgers could be nice in a couple of years.

gerber meyerik, Wednesday, 6 December 2006 16:49 (fourteen years ago) link

big HUH from espn.com:

A source at the meetings said that St. Louis and Kansas City are both going hard after free-agent righty Miguel Batista.

Royals = when pigs fly?

Dr M (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 6 December 2006 18:00 (fourteen years ago) link

Apparently Dodgers just nabbed Jason Schmidt for some unspecified amount money.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Wednesday, 6 December 2006 18:34 (fourteen years ago) link

Three years/$47m apparently.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Wednesday, 6 December 2006 18:40 (fourteen years ago) link

I'm simultaneously gutted and elated.

Donkey Kong New York (Lee), Wednesday, 6 December 2006 18:44 (fourteen years ago) link

oh shit Mariners, what do you do now?

jelky (jergins), Wednesday, 6 December 2006 18:50 (fourteen years ago) link

CHAN HO, 10 YEARS, $90 MILLION.

Donkey Kong New York (Lee), Wednesday, 6 December 2006 18:59 (fourteen years ago) link

Poor Tony LaRussa

http://regulus2.azstarnet.com/blogs/images/1186.jpg

Mr. Que (Party with me Punker), Wednesday, 6 December 2006 19:09 (fourteen years ago) link

I have no clue what that's meant to imply.

Thermo Thinwall (Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 6 December 2006 20:56 (fourteen years ago) link

That's meant to imply Tony moonlights as a magical bunny wizard.

David RER (Frank Fiore), Wednesday, 6 December 2006 21:13 (fourteen years ago) link

Well, aside from the obvious.

Thermo Thinwall (Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 6 December 2006 22:12 (fourteen years ago) link

and the dead girl is Rick Ankiel's career

bnw (bnw), Thursday, 7 December 2006 00:14 (fourteen years ago) link

A's apparently got Piazza for one year $8.5m.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Thursday, 7 December 2006 00:55 (fourteen years ago) link

that is true

it's not an absurd move baseball-wise -- they still have two other short-season teams -- but the money being saved is a drop in the bucket

mookieproof, Wednesday, 21 December 2011 17:58 (nine years ago) link

australian baseball league all-star game is now on mlb network live

mookieproof, Wednesday, 21 December 2011 18:03 (nine years ago) link

Was it Dice-K (pre-posting) that one of the BP guys was claiming had some magical never-before-seen pitch?

milo z, Wednesday, 21 December 2011 20:37 (nine years ago) link

yeah that was the whole gyroball thing

cad, Wednesday, 21 December 2011 20:44 (nine years ago) link

world 8, australia 5

sydney blue sox dh tyler collins with a key three-run blast

mookieproof, Wednesday, 21 December 2011 20:58 (nine years ago) link

"I suppose it raises the Rangers rep over seas, but really outside of Hideo Nomo has any of these Japanese pitchers been really that good?"

Kazuhiro Sasaki was pretty good, but he was a reliever.

Alex in SFandbox, Wednesday, 21 December 2011 22:06 (nine years ago) link

i'm still waiting for that freakishly overpaid Yankees minor leaguer to get his second shot!

...or fold laundry? (J0n Arbuckle), Wednesday, 21 December 2011 22:06 (nine years ago) link

@rustindodd Royals believe addition of Betancourt as UTL guy could allow them to carry 8 relievers at times.

polyphonic, Thursday, 22 December 2011 00:02 (nine years ago) link

brian cashman and the yankees no longer have kei igawa to kick around, as his contract has ended. they also no longer have $46m loooool

career major league era: 6.66

mookieproof, Thursday, 22 December 2011 03:39 (nine years ago) link

that whole thing is weird -- he could've become a pretty okay bullpen pitcher, even just as a lefty/lefty guy

v-shasty, Thursday, 22 December 2011 03:44 (nine years ago) link

i think they honestly hated him, first because his suckiness pointed out their horrible blunder, then because he wouldn't just quit and go back to japan. i'm surprised they didn't send him to class a charleston

mookieproof, Thursday, 22 December 2011 03:54 (nine years ago) link

holy shit - i totally forgot about him!

sir thermo of thinwall, Thursday, 22 December 2011 05:50 (nine years ago) link

they could have traded him, right? (if they only agreed to eat a lot of salary) I'm sure a lot of teams would have at least worked the guy out.

...or fold laundry? (J0n Arbuckle), Thursday, 22 December 2011 14:39 (nine years ago) link

@rustindodd Royals believe addition of Betancourt as UTL guy could allow them to carry 8 relievers at times.

UTL guy? He can't even play his natural position!

...or fold laundry? (J0n Arbuckle), Thursday, 22 December 2011 14:39 (nine years ago) link

Beltran iz a Card.

sir thermo of thinwall, Friday, 23 December 2011 02:00 (nine years ago) link

LoMoMarlins Logan Morrison
Maybe u could hook me up w/ a sweet fedoras 2 disguise me? RT @Kevin_Goldstein: LoMo sure gets a lot of attention 4 a LF w/ a .330 OBP

Andy K, Friday, 23 December 2011 02:23 (nine years ago) link

that was so awes

v-shasty, Friday, 23 December 2011 02:31 (nine years ago) link

i was still holding out hope that the Giants would give in and sign Beltran. they give up Wheeler and lose Beltran and gain Cabrerra and Pagan, oh fucking boy.

Bee, Friday, 23 December 2011 06:21 (nine years ago) link

"Kazuhiro Sasaki was pretty good, but he was a reliever."

I completely missed that guy. If it is AL and specifically AL West, I probably don't know the players very well.

earlnash, Friday, 23 December 2011 08:21 (nine years ago) link

http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lwldj2cCgz1qk9es5o1_500.jpg

mookieproof, Friday, 23 December 2011 08:52 (nine years ago) link

http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lw1hepY9F61qisuj3o1_500.png

mookieproof, Friday, 23 December 2011 21:26 (nine years ago) link

LoMoMarlins
Just heard from my boy that Prince to Seattle is a done deal...

LoMoMarlins
Purple Rain & When Doves Cry are going to sound unbelievable this summer under the lights at Century Link Field youtube.com/watch?v=OjLG92…

omar (son), Friday, 23 December 2011 22:37 (nine years ago) link

lol, they are talking about Prince on MLB Network right now. Mitch thinks the Rangers, Larry picked the Dodgers and some guy named Dave picked the Brewers. don't know who that Dave guy is?

Bee, Saturday, 24 December 2011 01:59 (nine years ago) link

Dave:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/v/valleda01.shtml

Andy K, Saturday, 24 December 2011 13:41 (nine years ago) link

I bet Torrealba is really bummed about his 66 day ban in Venezuelan ball.

polyphonic, Monday, 26 December 2011 23:54 (nine years ago) link

A's on the move at last?

http://mlb.sbnation.com/2011/12/26/2661744/oakland-athletics-san-jose-new-stadium-christmas-present

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 27 December 2011 22:52 (nine years ago) link

With the stadium sitting in the shadows of the Atlantic Ocean, the organization feels it is only natural to display a couple of aquariums. What will make people take notice is where they are located.

Last Friday, two 450-gallon fish tanks were installed inside the wall behind the home-plate wall. They are positioned on the first- and third-base sides, and currently they are not filled with water.

The fish will be protected by shatter-proof glass, and the team has been ensured the fish will be safe.

"The reason this has never been done before, is not that it can't be done," Marlins president David Samson said. "It's because no one thought to do it."

In the early stages of building the ballpark, team owner Jeffrey Loria insisted to make the stadium mirror Miami.

After batting around ideas, it was decided to install aquariums.

polyphonic, Thursday, 29 December 2011 06:38 (nine years ago) link

With the stadium sitting in the shadows of the Atlantic Ocean, the organization feels it is only natural to display a couple of miami bass clubs. What will make people take notice is where they are located.

Last Friday, two 450 sq. ft clubs were installed inside the wall behind the home-plate wall. They are positioned on the first- and third-base sides, and currently they are not filled with miami bass dancers.

The clubs will be protected by shatter-proof glass, and the team has been ensured the dancers will be safe.

"The reason this has never been done before, is not that it can't be done," Marlins president David Samson said. "It's because no one thought to do it."

In the early stages of building the ballpark, team owner Jeffrey Loria insisted to make the stadium mirror Miami.

After batting around ideas, it was decided to install miami bass clubs.

Z S, Thursday, 29 December 2011 13:08 (nine years ago) link

:)

cad, Thursday, 29 December 2011 13:11 (nine years ago) link

"The reason this has never been done before, is not that it can't be done," Marlins president David Samson said. "It's because no one thought to do it."

hahah this is such an amazing quote

How many days after a period? Started by Tuomas in December 2011 (v-shasty), Thursday, 29 December 2011 14:42 (nine years ago) link

david samson on signing a free agent:

"The reason this has never been done before, is not that it can't be done," Marlins president David Samson said. "It's because no one thought to do it."

How many days after a period? Started by Tuomas in December 2011 (v-shasty), Thursday, 29 December 2011 14:43 (nine years ago) link

The first time a foul ball rattles off the aquarium I hope the fish go crazy

polyphonic, Thursday, 29 December 2011 20:11 (nine years ago) link

the team has been ensured the fish will be safe

mookieproof, Thursday, 29 December 2011 20:20 (nine years ago) link

crazy - like they panic and escape from their tank and start attacking horrified patrons?

sir thermo of thinwall, Thursday, 29 December 2011 20:44 (nine years ago) link

(all 200 of them)

sir thermo of thinwall, Thursday, 29 December 2011 20:44 (nine years ago) link

crazy - like they panic and escape from their tank and start attacking horrified patrons?

That works for me.

polyphonic, Thursday, 29 December 2011 21:20 (nine years ago) link

that aquarium idea is seriously one of the coolest things any MLB team has ever done, Marlins games are going to be so neat on TV

...or fold laundry? (J0n Arbuckle), Thursday, 29 December 2011 21:21 (nine years ago) link

bullpen shark tank - think abt it

j crunchwrap supreme, Thursday, 29 December 2011 22:03 (nine years ago) link

so crazy it just might work

cad, Friday, 30 December 2011 01:32 (nine years ago) link

yeah, i kind of like it

Bee, Friday, 30 December 2011 03:24 (nine years ago) link

put it in the batter's eye

mookieproof, Friday, 30 December 2011 03:37 (nine years ago) link

Sheehan's 10 predix for '12:


1. The Marlins won't get a playoff spot for their money.....

10. The Reds will win the World Series.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/joe_sheehan/12/20/predictions.2012/index.html?sct=mlb_t11_a1

Dr Morbius, Friday, 30 December 2011 15:49 (nine years ago) link

keith law interviewing with houston apparently

smh, Friday, 30 December 2011 16:09 (nine years ago) link

Greg Spira, sabermetrician and founder of the Internet Baseball Awards, died this week at 44.

Dr Morbius, Friday, 30 December 2011 18:21 (nine years ago) link

Carlos Quentin to the Padres for two prospects: Simon Castro and Pedro Hernandez.

Simon Castro, a 23-year-old right-hander, was ranked as the Padres third best prospect at this time last year by Baseball America. Neither he nor Hernandez, a 22-year-old lefty, made the top ten this year, though.

polyphonic, Saturday, 31 December 2011 19:09 (nine years ago) link

middle-aged request: mention all teams involved, cuz right now I have no idea who Carlos Quentin is.

Dr Morbius, Sunday, 1 January 2012 08:09 (nine years ago) link

dude was (v. briefly) the white sox's next superstar iirc

mookieproof, Sunday, 1 January 2012 08:28 (nine years ago) link

dude with good power and decent patience who was #5 in the mvp voting in '08, good year in '11, two mediocre years in between. should become a nice, forgettable 40 doubles per year guy in petco.

omar (son), Sunday, 1 January 2012 21:25 (nine years ago) link

He probably would have finished higher in '08 MVP voting if he hadn't missed around 30 games near the end of the season (temper-related wrist fracture).

Andy K, Monday, 2 January 2012 01:54 (nine years ago) link


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