MLB Discussion - 2012 Season

Discussion in 'Sports and Fitness' started by tomalak301, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. Starbreaker

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    Oh, that post was probably about Clemens. The whole thing is silly. He's not getting in anytime soon.

    If it goes to a one game playoff, you gotta run Medlen out there.
     
  2. R. Star

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    Heh, you don't have to sell me on Chipper. He's a true old school player. Only thing I'm not sure of is if he's a first ballot or not. There is going to be a huge back log of people with HoF numbers but with some link to steroids in the next 5 seasons of voting. This will slow down the entry of people who really deserve to get in since the votes are gonna be rather divisive.
     
  3. Use of Time

    Use of Time Commodore Commodore

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    You know, all this kerfluffle about shutting down Strasburg is going to be much ado about nothing when they have an 11 game lead in September. The Nationals are leaving the Braves in the dust and my dear Bravos just can't seem to ever beat them. I'm about 10 days away from going all in on my prediction for a Nationals/Angels World Series.
     
  4. tomalak301

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    Another Bay Area baseball Player has been suspended for Testosterone. I guess the Bay Area is so used to the Steroid controversy but this sucks.
     
  5. R. Star

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    Personally I think it's good that mlb seems to be taking the substance abuse bit seriously now.
     
  6. Starbreaker

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    So they basically need to start testing anybody having an abnormally good season
     
  7. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Why don't they just test everybody, whether they are having a great year or they suck?

    League-wide, majors, minors, rookie league, everyone.
     
  8. Scout101

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    They SHOULD. Several times at random over the year. Wonder how much of Colon's big season last year was that 'magic' platelet transfusion he got, and how much was just good old fashioned juicing...
     
  9. Use of Time

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    The simple answer is the recently signed CBA. Testing is a hot button issue in MLB and it took a lot just to get the current testing policy approved.
     
  10. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    ^ Yeah, I was thinking it would be something like that.
     
  11. Alidar Jarok

    Alidar Jarok Everything in moderation but moderation Moderator

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    The concern is with the playoffs.

    Although a dominant regular season usually leads to stagnation before the playoffs.
     
  12. Use of Time

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    Yeah, I know. They want to run him out there until the end of August and basically rest him until October. A few people have been up in arms saying he should be out there every start so they have a better chance at winning. I'm just saying they should coast into the playoffs as the NL East champs even without him in September.
     
  13. Alidar Jarok

    Alidar Jarok Everything in moderation but moderation Moderator

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    No, it's about giving him full rest before next season. They have no plans to play him in the playoffs. And he wouldn't be as effective in the playoffs anyway because, even in their off days, pitchers need to keep with their pitching routine.
     
  14. Use of Time

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    Wow, I just looked it up you are right. Holy shit that is unbelievable. The franchise finally has a dominate team and they are going into the playoffs without their ace. :eek: They are going to have some pissed off fans. Making the post season is no given next year. Maybe they should listen to DeRosa after all.
     
  15. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    ^ Those same fans would be pissed off if Strasburg got injured again and had to sit out another year.
     
  16. Use of Time

    Use of Time Commodore Commodore

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    Tommy John is a crap shoot. It's not a perfect science. He could blow out his arm in his second start next year. You just don't know. Strasburg is not hurt right now. They are being a little overprotective if you ask me.
     
  17. Timby

    Timby LIKE LIGHTNIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING Administrator

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    Bartolo Colon tested positive? I wasn't aware gravy was a banned substance. [​IMG]
     
  18. Use of Time

    Use of Time Commodore Commodore

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    Timby can you do me a favor. Your avatar is very distracting, yet I always chuckle when I look at it. What is the story on that thing. Who is she?
     
  19. Timby

    Timby LIKE LIGHTNIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING Administrator

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    The lady depicted is Sabrina Brimhall, who participated in Season 8 of Hell's Kitchen on FOX, in 2010. She was a particularly catty, fussy lady and wound up aggravating everyone in sight, resulting in Chef Gordon Ramsay dismissing her from the competition in Week 11 due to her being batshit crazy. The avatar comes from a segment in which she openly despised her teammates on the female team, and ranted her ass off.

    "That bitch:"
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  20. Use of Time

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    God, that's great.
     

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