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Old January 26 2013, 12:17 AM   #256
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Carl Pavano gets injured, as only Carl Pavano can. Linky
Shut her down, injury of the year.
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Old January 26 2013, 12:45 AM   #257
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What a wate. Pavano was decent too.
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Old January 26 2013, 01:27 AM   #258
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I think the Diamondback's did as much as they could with this one...
Trading Justin Upton for Randall Delgado, some garbage prospects and a one-year experiment of Martin Prado at third isn't any sort of a positive for the Diamondbacks. Towers is pretty clearly selling out to win now, otherwise he'd have spun Upton and Bauer off for better prospects, instead of immediate contributors. A competent GM probably would have drawn the line at Andrelton Simmons, or maybe Kris Medlen.

That is a messed-up organization right now.
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Old January 26 2013, 10:44 PM   #259
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They've officially banned the "fake to third/throw to first" pickoff move.

Apparently, "The collective bargaining agreement allowed MLB to implement the change after a one-year wait". Stupid CBA has more holes than Swiss cheese.

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This has to be one of (if not THE) stupidest rule changes of all time. What, they didn't have any real issues they needed to address this off-season?

I don't think anyone ever fell for that move, and if they did, they're dumber than a box of baseballs.

I remember it was a favorite move of Rick Sutcliffe, and it was more for giving the announcers something to laugh about than a serious strategic move.
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Old January 27 2013, 12:02 AM   #260
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Landon Powell (currently catching in the Mets minor league system) just lost his 5 month old daughter to a disease called 'Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis'. Link
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Old January 27 2013, 12:07 AM   #261
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There's something kind of wrong about using the word "linky" when walking about a father losing his daughter.

Just saying.
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Old January 27 2013, 12:08 AM   #262
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Okay, I fixed it.
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Old January 27 2013, 04:51 AM   #263
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I think the Diamondback's did as much as they could with this one...
Trading Justin Upton for Randall Delgado, some garbage prospects and a one-year experiment of Martin Prado at third isn't any sort of a positive for the Diamondbacks. Towers is pretty clearly selling out to win now, otherwise he'd have spun Upton and Bauer off for better prospects, instead of immediate contributors. A competent GM probably would have drawn the line at Andrelton Simmons, or maybe Kris Medlen.

That is a messed-up organization right now.
Agreed, though there has clearly been no love lost between management and Upton since Colangelo left. Upton's attitude has been a huge problem the last two years. To be honest, his ass should have been gone in July, but nothing materialized.

Upton for Prado and prospects is a lopsided deal by itself. Everyone here knew Upton would have had better numbers if he had tried last year. Upton AND Johnson??? Granted, Johnson is a pretty shitty 3B but, WTF Kevin? You could have at least tried to get another decent player out of this deal.
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Old January 27 2013, 10:59 PM   #264
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I'll take three years of Upton for one year of Prado. Especially since the Braves had no intention of signing him to a long term contract for some reason. Prado will be a Yankee or a Red Sox in 2014.
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Old January 28 2013, 01:46 AM   #265
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Now I'm hearing A-Rod may be out for the whole season. Attempting to give a crap...
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Old January 29 2013, 04:32 AM   #266
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The Phillies signed Yuni to a minor-league contract with a non-roster invitation to spring training. They outrighted Michael Martinez and let Ty Wigginton walk, so there's a very real chance he gets a roster spot and legitimate playing time.

Is it bad that even though I really like Jimmy Rollins, I want him to get hurt for a couple of weeks just so I can see a left side of the infield of Yuni and Young, with Delmon Dogg in left field? I so desperately want to see grounders to shortstop result in runners gaining two, maybe three bases.

Edit: Oh shit, they signed Chad Durbin, too. What the fuck is Rube smoking?

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Old January 29 2013, 06:00 AM   #267
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^Yikes. The 2013 all feet-for-hands team.

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Now I'm hearing A-Rod may be out for the whole season. Attempting to give a crap...
That's ok, you still 4 more years after this one to watch him physically decline. .265 BA, 15 HR, 63 RBI - that contract is looking like more of a bargain by the day.

That team is an old timer's day waiting to happen. Sure they'll mop up with the KC's and Minnesota's of the world, but I can't picture them finishing higher than 3rd in their own division.
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Old January 29 2013, 06:38 AM   #268
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That team is an old timer's day waiting to happen. Sure they'll mop up with the KC's and Minnesota's of the world, but I can't picture them finishing higher than 3rd in their own division.
I've said this earlier, but the AL East has never been more winnable in the last 20 years than it is right now -- the Yankees are gutting themselves in order to hit the goal of Project 189, and the Red Sox are a Dumpster fire. Tampa Bay is pretty solid, the Blue Jays obviously went all-in on winning now and have the pieces to do so (although AA's penchant for mediocre relievers will never stop confusing me) and who knows what the hell to expect from the Orioles ... the 2012 season was goofy as hell.
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Old January 29 2013, 08:35 AM   #269
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Now I'm hearing A-Rod may be out for the whole season. Attempting to give a crap...
That's ok, you still 4 more years after this one to watch him physically decline. .265 BA, 15 HR, 63 RBI - that contract is looking like more of a bargain by the day.

That team is an old timer's day waiting to happen. Sure they'll mop up with the KC's and Minnesota's of the world, but I can't picture them finishing higher than 3rd in their own division.
It's pretty much a given in baseball that the players in their 20's are underpaid and compensate by being over paid in their 30's and 40's.

The same thing pretty much is already happening to Pujols. Sure he had a good season, but it was nothing stellar compared to the bar he already set for himself.

Honestly I see A-Rod suffering a lot of boobirds in the coming years.
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Old January 29 2013, 12:12 PM   #270
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The Angels are going to pay for that Pujols deal in a few years similar to what the Yanks are going through with A-Rod. Ridiculously long contract for a guy already in his 30s who will be a $30M a year shell of his former self in the second half of it.

Big guys tend not to age as well either.
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