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Old March 11 2014, 08:59 PM   #601
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FOX has announced its baseball coverage lineups. Joe Buck, Harold Reynolds and Tom Verducci will be their A-team for this season; they're also going to do their studio coverage in-house again with Kevin Burkhardt as host and Frank Thomas, Gabe Kapler, CJ Nitkowski and Eric Karros as analysts. Ryan Field will be the fill-in host when Burkhardt is working for SNY. They'll also produce a Baseball Tonight competitor in MLB Whiparound Show with the same analysts and Chris Myers and Ryan Field hosting.

Ouch. I almost wish McCarver were back.
I enjoyed McCarver (before his stroke)
He had a stroke? I honestly didn't know that.

I will hereby temper all of the things I say about him.
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Old March 11 2014, 09:42 PM   #602
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He had a stroke? I honestly didn't know that.

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He didn't.
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Old March 11 2014, 09:51 PM   #603
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We've had that already since 1996. So how will this be any worse than Tim "Mojo" McCarver?

Tim has an album out, by the way. God, how I wish I was kidding.
Yep. Old man McCarver used to go on and on especially with the Cardinals and Phillies. I didn't mind all the love for the Cardinal but when it came to the Phillies
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Medlen's MRI revealed damage to his elbow ligament, so he's having further tests. If he's down, that leaves the Braves rotation with:

Minor (hurt)
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Wood
Garcia (old, shitty)

Ouch.
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Let us hope the offense will pick up the slack.
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Old March 11 2014, 09:56 PM   #604
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He had a stroke? I honestly didn't know that.

I will hereby temper all of the things I say about him.
He didn't.
Well, maybe you can explain slurred speech and memory problems.
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Old March 11 2014, 10:05 PM   #605
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He had a stroke? I honestly didn't know that.

I will hereby temper all of the things I say about him.
He didn't.
Well, maybe you can explain slurred speech and memory problems.
He was Abner Doubleday's personal catcher.
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Old March 11 2014, 10:18 PM   #606
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He had a stroke? I honestly didn't know that.

I will hereby temper all of the things I say about him.
He didn't.
Well, maybe you can explain slurred speech and memory problems.
Dude is 72 and was a catcher, which is historically a position prone to closed head injuries, which tend to have something of a negative impact upon one's cognitive abilities in later years?

I mean, sure, he was a shitty and terrible broadcaster and I'm glad he won't be on my television this season, but that's no reason to say he had a stroke.
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Old March 11 2014, 10:36 PM   #607
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He didn't.
Well, maybe you can explain slurred speech and memory problems.
He was Abner Doubleday's personal catcher.


It happened a couple years ago. He has gotten better each year since then. It may not have been made public, but it was apparent.

Much like Lee Corso.
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Old March 12 2014, 12:25 AM   #608
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What is going on with Ervin Santana? Last I heard it was either the Jays or the Orioles and he had a 5pm Sunday deadline and then the Rockies were in and now the Braves are apparently in.
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Old March 12 2014, 02:21 AM   #609
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What is going on with Ervin Santana? Last I heard it was either the Jays or the Orioles and he had a 5pm Sunday deadline and then the Rockies were in and now the Braves are apparently in.
Santana is basically this year's Michael Bourn, which is to say he got completely fucked by the 2011 CBA.
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What is going on with Ervin Santana? Last I heard it was either the Jays or the Orioles and he had a 5pm Sunday deadline and then the Rockies were in and now the Braves are apparently in.
Santana is basically this year's Michael Bourn, which is to say he got completely fucked by the 2011 CBA.
Please explain... this "fucked".
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Old March 12 2014, 01:12 PM   #611
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He didn't.
Well, maybe you can explain slurred speech and memory problems.
Dude is 72 and was a catcher, which is historically a position prone to closed head injuries, which tend to have something of a negative impact upon one's cognitive abilities in later years?

I mean, sure, he was a shitty and terrible broadcaster and I'm glad he won't be on my television this season, but that's no reason to say he had a stroke.
More accurately a TIA or a mini-stroke. Go back and listen to his coverage a few years ago... it happened.
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Old March 12 2014, 01:14 PM   #612
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Braves agree to a one year deal for 14 million with Ervin Santana. That is the move of a team that lost 3/5 of it's rotation in the first two weeks of spring training.
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Old March 12 2014, 02:33 PM   #613
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Braves agree to a one year deal for 14 million with Ervin Santana. That is the move of a team that lost 3/5 of it's rotation in the first two weeks of spring training.
I saw that.... eeesh, they are starting to look like the Yankees of last year
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Well, maybe you can explain slurred speech and memory problems.
Dude is 72 and was a catcher, which is historically a position prone to closed head injuries, which tend to have something of a negative impact upon one's cognitive abilities in later years?

I mean, sure, he was a shitty and terrible broadcaster and I'm glad he won't be on my television this season, but that's no reason to say he had a stroke.
More accurately a TIA or a mini-stroke. Go back and listen to his coverage a few years ago... it happened.
So because you say it happened, it happened. Got it.

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What is going on with Ervin Santana? Last I heard it was either the Jays or the Orioles and he had a 5pm Sunday deadline and then the Rockies were in and now the Braves are apparently in.
Santana is basically this year's Michael Bourn, which is to say he got completely fucked by the 2011 CBA.
Please explain... this "fucked".
Under the old CBA, free agents were divided into tiers based upon their performance (the Elias Sports Bureau, MLB's official stats-keepers, determined the classifications). Signing Type A free agents who were offered and declined salary arbitration would cause the signing team to surrender their first-round draft pick. This made sense, because Type A free agents were classified to be in the top 20 percent of players at their position.

Under the 2011 CBA, the Type A / B / C classifications were thrown out and replaced by a system called the one-year qualifying offer. Now, any player who receives a qualifying offer (the average of the top 125 salaries in the league) from his team, then turns it down, has first-round draft pick compensation attached to him. For a guy like Robinson Cano, a team obviously wasn't going to have an issue with surrendering its first-round pick. But players like Ervin Santana and Nelson Cruz, who are pretty much middle-of-the-road, get completely screwed under the new system, which is why Cruz didn't get picked up until a week before spring training and Santana only got signed yesterday.
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Under the old CBA, free agents were divided into tiers based upon their performance (the Elias Sports Bureau, MLB's official stats-keepers, determined the classifications). Signing Type A free agents who were offered and declined salary arbitration would cause the signing team to surrender their first-round draft pick. This made sense, because Type A free agents were classified to be in the top 20 percent of players at their position.

Under the 2011 CBA, the Type A / B / C classifications were thrown out and replaced by a system called the one-year qualifying offer. Now, any player who receives a qualifying offer (the average of the top 125 salaries in the league) from his team, then turns it down, has first-round draft pick compensation attached to him. For a guy like Robinson Cano, a team obviously wasn't going to have an issue with surrendering its first-round pick. But players like Ervin Santana and Nelson Cruz, who are pretty much middle-of-the-road, get completely screwed under the new system, which is why Cruz didn't get picked up until a week before spring training and Santana only got signed yesterday.
OK, got it. Thanks.
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