MLB Offseason 2012

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  1. R. Star

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    Ugh... you know I always thought the home team should be in white, the road team in grey and leave it at that.... but even for alternate jerseys.... those are tacky as all hell.
     
  2. Ríu ríu chíu

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    ^ The worst thing about it is, that uniform was originally created by a fan who sent it in...

    (wouldn't be so bad if they were just wearing it once, but the Sox are wearing that abomination for every Sunday game this year!)
     
  3. Tom Hendricks

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    Part of Delmon Young's contract is tied to his weight, he can earn up to $600,000 more if he doesn't go over weight.

    http://deadspin.com/5978454/delmon-young-can-earn-600000-in-bonus-money-by-not-being-a-fat-mess

    The deal for the AL championship series MVP, announced Tuesday, calls for him to get on a scale on six occasions to be chosen by the team. He'll receive $100,000 each time he makes weight, according to details obtained by The Associated Press. The first three times, he must be 230 pounds or less, and the second three, 235 pounds or less.
     
  4. Tiny Timby

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    I hope they do public weigh-ins like for big UFC and boxing fights.

    And when he doesn't make weight, they play the loser horn from The Price is Right.

    In other content, here's an amazing article about just how calamitous this offseason has been for Rube:

     
  5. Ar-Pharazon

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    Sammy Sosa thinks the Cubs should have retired his number "a long time ago".
    Story

    He also thinks he & McGuire belong in the HOF.
    Story

    Hell of a way to break years of silence, with insane ramblings like this.
     
  6. Use of Time

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    Justin Upton and Chris Johnson will be traded to Atlanta for Martin Prado, Randall Delgado and two prospects.

    I'm pretty excited about an outfield with Heyward, B.J and Justin Upton. Wow.
     
  7. Tiny Timby

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    Holy crap. That's absolute highway robbery, Kevin Towers has lost his mind.
     
  8. Use of Time

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    Yeah, I mean I like Prado but he would have been a free agent at the end of the year anyway. Justin is only 24 years old which is crazy seeing as he has 5 years under his belt already. To get Chris Johnson too is ridiculous. Frank Wrenn is doing as well as John Scheurholz with about a half of the financial backing.
     
  9. Tiny Timby

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    Yeah, it's impossible to put into words just how astounded I am at how lopsided this deal was. The Braves are getting a star player with upside at a below-market deal with three years of control left, and all he gave up for him was two eminently replaceable non-commodities off their roster and three nothing prospects. The best piece going out here is Randall Delgado, for God's sake.

    Towers went full Rube. You never go full Rube.
     
  10. Use of Time

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    Well I really think the lynchpin was Martin Prado. Prado started the all star game at second base in 2010. Guys like him are valuable considering he has literally played every position on the field for Atlanta except pitcher/catcher. He's a solid two hitter with mid range power. The Diamondbacks outfield isn't all that bad at the moment with Kubel, Ross and Parra. I think they just tried to fill as many gaps as possible rather then keep a player who didn't want to be there.

    That being said I am very excited for the season. The Braves have six guys that will probably hit more than 20 HR's (Jupton, B.J., McCann, Freeman, Uggla and Heyward) Can you imagine how good this team could be if Uggla could find his swing. My only concern is that we really don't have a leadoff hitter and the 2-6 guys are going to strikeout often.
     
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  11. Ríu ríu chíu

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    Carl Pavano gets injured, as only Carl Pavano can. Linky
     
  12. Ar-Pharazon

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    I wonder why there's so much talk about the lead-off hitter. He's only guaranteed to lead off once.

    After that, he's as likely to bat third or fourth in an inning, at which point his speed isn't as important.
     
  13. Use of Time

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    True, but I'm less concerned with speed than I am with having some form of contact hitter at the top of the order to help set the table for the power of the lineup. I am thinking that Andrelton Simmons will hit leadoff with either Heyward or B.J. in the two hole. The rest is immaterial as long as they break up the right handed and left handed bats a little bit.
     
  14. RevDMV

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    Classic no leverage/options trade.

    Upton wanted out of town and had veto power, already turning a down a trade to the Mariners. Where he wanted to go was well known.

    Plus, Gibson had him in the dog house, and wanted him out.

    I think the Diamondback's did as much as they could with this one...
     
  15. Aragorn

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    Well who wouldn't turn down a trade to the Mariners? No playoff shot and your stats will drop like a rock because of the lineup around you. :lol:
     
  16. Tiny Timby

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    Shut her down, injury of the year.
     
  17. Use of Time

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    What a wate. Pavano was decent too.
     
  18. Tiny Timby

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    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.
     
  19. Ar-Pharazon

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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.

    Story

    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.
     
  20. Ríu ríu chíu

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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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