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Old December 14 2012, 01:10 AM   #151
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Cubs sign Anibal Sanchez for 5 / 75.

WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU HOYER
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Old December 14 2012, 02:10 AM   #152
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Well, it's official: Kevin Youkilis is now a Yankee.
Just a reminder of what Kevin Youkilis will look like now that he has to shave that amazing beard:
He already shaved the beard while with the Whitesox. Kept the 'stache.
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Old December 14 2012, 02:21 AM   #153
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Dempster signs with Boston.

Oh well. He's the one guy I would have like to see back with the Cubs.
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Old December 14 2012, 02:37 AM   #154
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Dempster signs with Boston.

Oh well. He's the one guy I would have like to see back with the Cubs.
He can take his stupid, terrible impression of Harry Caray (which is really an impression of Will Ferrell doing an impression of Harry Caray) to Boston.

I have a feeling the Cubs made it clear that they wouldn't promise not to trade him again, since his only real value to them would be as a deadline trade chip.

ANIBAL SANCHEZ WHAT THE FUCK
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Dempster signs with Boston.

Oh well. He's the one guy I would have like to see back with the Cubs.
He can take his stupid, terrible impression of Harry Caray (which is really an impression of Will Ferrell doing an impression of Harry Caray) to Boston.
Dempster's version was better than Derek Holland's...
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Old December 14 2012, 05:16 PM   #156
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Cubs sign Anibal Sanchez for 5 / 75.

WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU HOYER
It may be out of Hoyer's hands. Sanchez likely going back to Detroit, or possibly a third team. Cubs are reportedly no longer in the running.
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Old December 14 2012, 05:53 PM   #157
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Cubs sign Anibal Sanchez for 5 / 75.

WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU HOYER
It may be out of Hoyer's hands. Sanchez likely going back to Detroit, or possibly a third team. Cubs are reportedly no longer in the running.
THANK FUCKING GOD.

Detroit, thank you for saving the Cubs from themselves.
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Old December 15 2012, 01:45 AM   #158
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Word getting out that the Dickey trade may be him to Toronto for J.P. Arencibia, straight up.

No way. I mean, the Mets are crazy and all, but no way.

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Old December 15 2012, 02:40 AM   #159
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The Mets initiated a smear job campaign against Dickey earlier this week; his departure was sealed.

The trade is sounding marginally better for the Mets, as it's now being reported that d'Arnaud will be the centerpiece of the deal, but it's still a crapshoot. If he's healthy, he's the best catching prospect in the minors and one of the best position player prospects overall. He's an excellent hitting prospect, does pretty much everything except walk (and that's more a function of killing the minors than a bad approach), and he's a legitimate good defensive catcher.

On the other hand, he missed the second half of last season with what was reported as a torn PCL in his knee, suffered in a baserunning collision. Knee injuries and catchers do not go together well, and at first or right d'Arnaud's prospect value is a shell of its former self.
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Old December 16 2012, 04:22 PM   #161
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The Mets initiated a smear job campaign against Dickey earlier this week; his departure was sealed.
Is there a team in baseball that you don't accuse of smear campaigns?
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Old December 16 2012, 06:00 PM   #162
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^It's his thing, he doesn't bother the customers and he pays for whatever he breaks.
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Old December 16 2012, 07:46 PM   #163
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The Mets initiated a smear job campaign against Dickey earlier this week; his departure was sealed.
Is there a team in baseball that you don't accuse of smear campaigns?
Dickey reportedly bitched about the Wilpons dragging their feet on his extension at a Christmas party; within hours his name was in trade talks and there were "sources" within the Mets organization saying that there were concerns about his arm and his knee. It wasn't a Larry Lucchino hatchet job, but there was definitely an element of a smear campaign going on.
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Old December 16 2012, 08:08 PM   #164
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^ Maybe there really are concerns about his arm and knee?

As for his contract: RA's said that he doesn't want to leave the Mets. So I admit I do wonder why he didn't ask his agent to accept whatever contract they offered him.
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Old December 16 2012, 08:13 PM   #165
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^ Maybe there really are concerns about his arm and knee?
Not in any tangible sense. Dickey is a unique case in that he was born without his UCL, so there really aren't any case studies about his longevity. Despite being 38, it is entirely possible and I would say probable that he pitches well into his mid-40s, given that the knuckleball is a relatively low-stress pitch.

In any event, there were never any concerns about his health until the press suddenly "learned" about them after his behavior at the team holiday party. Connect the dots.

As for his contract: RA's said that he doesn't want to leave the Mets. So I admit I do wonder why he didn't ask his agent to accept whatever contract they offered him.
Because the Mets' offer was insultingly low for a guy who has had three consecutive lights-out seasons and is the reigning Cy Young winner? The dude is 38 and this is his one chance to get a big payday and secure his family's finances for a long time to come. There's no reason he should just take whatever lowball the Mets give him.
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