MLB Offseason 2014-15: Wait, pitchers and catchers report WHEN?

Discussion in 'Sports and Fitness' started by Timby, Oct 30, 2014.

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  1. Corran Horn

    Corran Horn Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Haven't seen anything but I imagine so. I was talking more about the FO.
     
  2. Timby

    Timby Game ... OVER! Administrator

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    The Angels are doing the same thing the Nolan Ryan-led Rangers did. Don't forget, it was just a few years ago that Ryan blamed Hamilton quitting chewing tobacco for his struggles at the plate. Never mind the fact that he's, you know, a human being, not cattle.
     
  3. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    The Cubs will be using personal walk-up music this year, for players & possibly the manager.

    I wonder if Maddon's will be the Looney Tunes theme.

    The video board is all ready, the Ernie Banks bleacher coverings are on. They even started putting in concrete forms for the left field bleachers this weekend.

    I'm hoping for a "W" flag to complete the ensemble.
     
  4. Captain Clark Terrell

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    The Upton brothers have been reunited. This is starting to resemble the Enterprise crew always getting back together. Meanwhile, what the fuck are the Braves doing?

    --Sran
     
  5. Skywalker

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    I'm still not used to thinking of him as Melvin Upton after he'd gone by B.J. Upton for so long.
     
  6. Captain Clark Terrell

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    ^I've a hard time thinking of him as a professional baseball player given his struggles of the past 2-3 years.

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  7. Pondwater

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    I have no team!
     
  8. Use of Time

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    I'm fine with this. You don't need a closer when you aren't going to win and there was shockingly no money involved with shipping out BJ Upton which is truly amazing considering how bad that contract is. The Braves replace one expensive useless CF for a cheaper doppelganger (also useless) in Cameron Maybin.

    Nobody likes rebuilding but the Braves have replenished the farm system and unloaded bad money contracts this offseason. If you expected to see them compete this year, you are going to be disappointed. The other alternative is to throw money at journeyman "name" players like the Yankees and tread water indefinitely. The Braves are a couple years away but have time for their prospects to mature and will have money to spend in free agency.

    I think this needs to be repeated. The San Diego Padres just took on both B.J Upton and Craig Kimbrel's contracts in totality. Holy shit.

    (Update) Braves already DFA's Carlos Quinton. This was definitely a mutual back scratching trade to help each other clean out their rosters.
     
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