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Old June 26 2014, 04:50 PM   #346
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Re: 2014 MLB Season: How Many Pitchers Will Die For Our Sins?

^ And of course the Padres make a convenient target, because it's "fun" to insult a team that doesn't win every single fucking game.
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Old June 26 2014, 05:14 PM   #347
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^ And of course the Padres make a convenient target, because it's "fun" to insult a team that doesn't win every single fucking game.
The Padres have, by far, the worst offense in the league (they're barely north of the Mendoza line as a team), and got no-hit twice in a year by a guy who hasn't had an ERA+ above 78 since 2011. It was like Lincecum was throwing against the El Paso Chihuahuas. That lineup is extraordinarily bad. From a certain perspective, it's a shame they have Seth Smith; it'd be interesting to see how dismal they could get otherwise.

Edit: I mean, c'mon, this is just hilariously bad, as in "this is not a Major League offense" bad:



We're allowed to laugh at them.

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Old June 26 2014, 05:44 PM   #348
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Calm down Francis, all said in jest.
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Old June 26 2014, 06:23 PM   #349
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It's not like they no-hit the Marlins. Now they're a questionable "major league" team.
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We're allowed to laugh at them.
And they're allowed to have fans.
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We're allowed to laugh at them.
And they're allowed to have fans.
And I'm allowed to laugh at those fans (while feeling sorry for them), too. When you're that bad, it's funny.
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^ Says the Cubs fan.
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Old June 26 2014, 09:36 PM   #353
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^ Says the Cubs fan.
I laugh at and mock the Cubs, too.

Because if I couldn't laugh at them, I'd cry.
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Old June 27 2014, 08:32 PM   #354
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^ And of course the Padres make a convenient target, because it's "fun" to insult a team that doesn't win every single fucking game.
The Padres have, by far, the worst offense in the league (they're barely north of the Mendoza line as a team), and got no-hit twice in a year by a guy who hasn't had an ERA+ above 78 since 2011. It was like Lincecum was throwing against the El Paso Chihuahuas. That lineup is extraordinarily bad. From a certain perspective, it's a shame they have Seth Smith; it'd be interesting to see how dismal they could get otherwise.

Edit: I mean, c'mon, this is just hilariously bad, as in "this is not a Major League offense" bad:



We're allowed to laugh at them.
Is the owner trying to Major League them or something??



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Old June 28 2014, 11:40 PM   #355
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^ And of course the Padres make a convenient target, because it's "fun" to insult a team that doesn't win every single fucking game.
The Padres have, by far, the worst offense in the league (they're barely north of the Mendoza line as a team), and got no-hit twice in a year by a guy who hasn't had an ERA+ above 78 since 2011. It was like Lincecum was throwing against the El Paso Chihuahuas. That lineup is extraordinarily bad. From a certain perspective, it's a shame they have Seth Smith; it'd be interesting to see how dismal they could get otherwise.

Edit: I mean, c'mon, this is just hilariously bad, as in "this is not a Major League offense" bad:



We're allowed to laugh at them.
Is the owner trying to Major League them or something??

It's really hard to put into words just how horrible Kevin Towers' reign as GM was for the team ... and then just how much gasoline Josh Byrnes poured on the fire that Towers started. And now that Byrnes is out, Larry Beinfest has emerged as a candidate for the job.
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Old June 29 2014, 04:26 PM   #356
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I read a story on ESPN that said under Byrnes, the Padres' payroll nearly doubled...

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/wire?...lb&id=11120069

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Padres pitching is so bad that they're literally giving anybody a shot at starting. I think they let that T-Rex out there last week.
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Old June 29 2014, 06:40 PM   #358
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And now that Byrnes is out, Larry Beinfest has emerged as a candidate for the job.
Isn't Binefest Jeffrey Loria's son-in-law? I remember reading that somewhere after he got into a shouting match with Joe Girardi in 2006, when the latter was the Marlins' manager. Girardi was actually fired during a post-game meeting, but cooler heads prevailed, and he was kept until the end of the season.

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Old July 5 2014, 05:04 AM   #359
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Samardzija & Hammel dealt to the A's.

So, how many more fucking years before the Cubs are gonna win now? 2015 isn't looking good at all.

Trader Theo has to keep some good veterans. How much is he gonna overpay for a front line starting pitcher when he realizes he needs one?

Or is he gonna go Florida Marlins and field a triple-A team?
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Samardzija & Hammel dealt to the A's.

So, how many more fucking years before the Cubs are gonna win now? 2015 isn't looking good at all.
Eh, there's a lot of potential there. The return they got from Oakland is really, really good -- Addison Russell is one of the top infield prospects in baseball (and his arrival will finally move Castro to 2B), and Straily is a good piece even if he's old. McKinney is a long way away. But they still have Baez and Bryant ripping things up in the minors, too.

Trader Theo has to keep some good veterans. How much is he gonna overpay for a front line starting pitcher when he realizes he needs one?

Or is he gonna go Florida Marlins and field a triple-A team?
If you're going to pay $20 million for a frontline starter, you don't give it to Jeff Samardzija, who despite his numbers this year just isn't a #1 ace. You go all-in next winter on some combination of Scherzer / Lester / Shields and try to flip one of your top prospects to Tampa Bay for Price (although Friedman turned down a straight-up deal of Russell for Price, so I have no idea what Tampa's looking to get anymore). Samardzija had made it clear that he had no intention of staying in Chicago given that he turned down a $17 million / year deal last month, and Hammel was always meant as a "pray he's really good for half a season so we can get a return on him" signing.
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