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  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South PhillyPosts: 11,539
    Cliffy6745 wrote:
    No gaslight anthem for me either, box office at the venue only takes cash, didn't feel like lookng for a ATM and heading back. Tickets were $28 there though, less expensive than with live nation fees, keep that in mind

    We might actually be heading back to the days when people stood in line for tix the day of the show.

    Think I'm gonna do this tomorrow night if I don't head down to DC.
  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South PhillyPosts: 11,539
    Cliffy6745 wrote:
    The Fixer wrote:
    capps for wilson ramos. you've got to be kidding me. what the hell are the twins thinking?

    That's insane. Last I heard they wouldn't give up Ramos for Cliff Lee, now they give him up for Capps. Huh?

    That is insane. Crazy talk, actually.
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 30,697
    Cliffy6745 wrote:
    The Fixer wrote:
    capps for wilson ramos. you've got to be kidding me. what the hell are the twins thinking?

    That's insane. Last I heard they wouldn't give up Ramos for Cliff Lee, now they give him up for Capps. Huh?


    FAIL on the Washington Nationals part. And to top that off Strasburg heads to the 15 day DL.
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  • You'd think the Dodgers would have learned when they traded Carlos Santana for Casey Blake. I don't know much about the 2 guys they gave up for Podsednik, but I just can't see giving up 2 prospects for a player like Podsednik, a 4th OF type
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 28,633
    Cliffy6745 wrote:
    The Fixer wrote:
    capps for wilson ramos. you've got to be kidding me. what the hell are the twins thinking?

    That's insane. Last I heard they wouldn't give up Ramos for Cliff Lee, now they give him up for Capps. Huh?


    FAIL on the Washington Nationals part. And to top that off Strasburg heads to the 15 day DL.

    Fail on the Nationals? They robbed the Twinkies.
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 28,633
    Who gets traded today?
  • neilybabes86neilybabes86 Posts: 16,057
    i post on the board of a band that doesn't exsist anymore .......i need my head examined.......
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 28,633
    Dunn on his way to Chicago?

    http://twitter.com/cst_sox/status/19914514798
  • The FixerThe Fixer Posts: 12,802
    Cliffy6745 wrote:
    Who gets traded today?

    I don't think many big names move today. I'll say Lilly is the biggest.

    Berkman to yanks will happen in august. no one will claim that contract on waivers
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 28,633
    The Fixer wrote:
    Cliffy6745 wrote:
    Who gets traded today?

    I don't think many big names move today. I'll say Lilly is the biggest.

    Berkman to yanks will happen in august. no one will claim that contract on waivers

    Yeah, I hear that. With Capps costing a catching prospect like Romine, I don't see the Yanks getting much done unless the price comes way down on some.
  • The FixerThe Fixer Posts: 12,802
    keith law. gotta love the dig at the pirates


    The Twins overvalued Matt Capps
    July, 30, 2010Jul 3011:12AM ETEmail Print Comments The Minnesota Twins seem to have sold low on Wilson Ramos while overvaluing the "SV" column on Matt Capps, a capable reliever who'll help their pen, but is neither what they really needed nor so good that he'll be worth more than an extra win the rest of the year.



    Capps, who was non-tendered by the Pittsburgh Pirates this winter and quickly signed by Washington -- raising the question of whether Pittsburgh could have had Wilson Ramos now had they kept Capps another eight months -- has an above-average fastball with plus-plus control, walking just 38 men unintentionally in 317.2 major-league innings. He pitches heavily with the fastball, as neither his slider nor change is plus. The Twins value control in pitchers more than most clubs, and I think he becomes their best reliever, regardless of whether they close him or use him to set up.



    But the value of a reliever even over a year and a third -- which is how long Capps has until he's a free agent -- isn't that high, since it only covers maybe 80 innings, and Capps will be expensive as he hits arbitration this offseason with what should be over 100 saves on his resume. Giving up a potential everyday catcher with six years of control left, even if the Twins don't have room for him, is a high price to pay given what Capps will give them and will cost through the end of 2011.



    Ramos' stock has slipped since the offseason -- it's fair to say the Twins should have moved him the moment they signed Joe Mauer to an extension, after which Ramos' value began to drop -- and his lack of secondary skills have become more problematic as, for the first time in his career, he hasn't hit. It's surprising, as he has strong hands and excellent hand-eye coordination, but if you don't walk and don't have above-average power, you must generate value through contact and batting average. Behind the plate, he has a strong and accurate arm and has nailed 45 percent of opposing basestealers in the minors, while his receiving is adequate and game-calling needs work. He's also had a lot of trouble staying healthy (he suffered a broken finger and partially torn hamstring in 2009) and is big enough that he may not be able to catch long term. With all those flaws, however, he's at least a catching solution in the short term for Washington while earning the minimum salary, and it's possible the dip in his average this year is just a half-season aberration. Left-hander Joe Testa is an organizational arm who might have value as a lefty specialist, as he's limited them to a .167 average with just 5 extra base hits in 218 PA across his career. It's a great return for Washington on a guy they picked up off the scrap heap this winter, and Ramos gives them an insurance policy if neither Derek Norris (who broke his hamate bone last October) nor Jesus Flores (who injured his shoulder last May and still hasn't returned) develops as expected.
  • gregkitefangregkitefan Posts: 1,115

    I'm curious if you even read the article.
    You decided to place it here and in the Red Sox thread.
    He is shitting on the Sox, but really he is shitting on baseball much more.
    The average time of the Yankee games is extremely long also.
    I ask again did you even read the article or just the title.
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  • normnorm I'm always home. I'm uncool.Posts: 31,138
    You'd think the Dodgers would have learned when they traded Carlos Santana for Casey Blake. I don't know much about the 2 guys they gave up for Podsednik, but I just can't see giving up 2 prospects for a player like Podsednik, a 4th OF type

    our scumbag, worthless piece of shit owners are divorcing so they are spending no money so colletti does the best with what he can which isn't great to being with
  • neilybabes86neilybabes86 Posts: 16,057

    I'm curious if you even read the article.
    You decided to place it here and in the Red Sox thread.
    He is shitting on the Sox, but really he is shitting on baseball much more.
    The average time of the Yankee games is extremely long also.
    I ask again did you even read the article or just the title.


    i read the article and posted it for the boston fans and baseball fans in general...whats the problem?
    i post on the board of a band that doesn't exsist anymore .......i need my head examined.......
  • The FixerThe Fixer Posts: 12,802

    I'm curious if you even read the article.
    You decided to place it here and in the Red Sox thread.
    He is shitting on the Sox, but really he is shitting on baseball much more.
    The average time of the Yankee games is extremely long also.
    I ask again did you even read the article or just the title.

    simmons is a tool. every sport is longer than they were back in the 70s and 80s. the NFL games especially with all the commercials
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 28,633
    Edwin Jackson to the White Sox. Is this Hudson to Dbacks, Jackson to Nats and Dunn to White Sox?

    This fucking sucks, I have so much work to get done but can't take my eyes off MLBTR.
  • The FixerThe Fixer Posts: 12,802
    ChiSox going after brett myers.

    man, kenny williams is an animal
  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South PhillyPosts: 11,539
    Rangers get Guzman. Damn. They're really trying to make a push.
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 28,633
    Rangers get Guzman. Damn. They're really trying to make a push.

    Just put that in your thread. yeah, they are busy. Kind of annoying with this whole bankruptcy thing.
  • The FixerThe Fixer Posts: 12,802
    T-minus 24 hours

    phils could sure use some bullpen help. especially a lefty. romero isn't a true specialist...and he walks way too many guys for my liking
  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South PhillyPosts: 11,539
    The Fixer wrote:
    T-minus 24 hours

    phils could sure use some bullpen help. especially a lefty. romero isn't a true specialist...and he walks way too many guys for my liking

    Everybody walks too many guys for my liking.
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 28,633
    Ohhhh boy

    •The Rays are convinced that the Yankees will acquire Dunn, Peter Gammons told WEEI.com. Gammons suspects that if the Nationals trade Dunn, the Yankees will acquire him.
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 28,633
    Exact quote

    "The Tampa Bay people are absolutely convinced that one way or another there's going to be a huge deal with the Yankees and they're going to end up with Adam Dunn. I don't know if it will or not, but I would say if Adam Dunn's going anywhere, it would probably be to the Yankees."
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 28,633
    And this contradicts that.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/hardball/ ... bUs1h6L2YI

    They will take on salary but don't want to give up prospects.
  • The FixerThe Fixer Posts: 12,802
    I still think it's gonna be berkman

    Rizzo is an idiot
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 28,633
    The Fixer wrote:
    I still think it's gonna be berkman

    Rizzo is an idiot

    Yeah, probably just tampa being paranoid.
  • The FixerThe Fixer Posts: 12,802
    Cliffy6745 wrote:
    The Fixer wrote:
    I still think it's gonna be berkman

    Rizzo is an idiot

    Yeah, probably just tampa being paranoid.

    question is...once dunn/berkman gets moved, will the other team be willing to overpay for the player that's left?

    I love this shit
  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South PhillyPosts: 11,539
    Cliffy6745 wrote:
    And this contradicts that.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/hardball/ ... bUs1h6L2YI

    They will take on salary but don't want to give up prospects.

    Yeah, why would Washington just get rid of Dunn for shitty prospects? There's still a chance they might sign him long term, so why would the Nats worry about paying Dunn the rest of this year? Detroit doesn't want Dunn, or any other team in a playoff race? Don't understand why Tampa wouldn't want him.
  • The FixerThe Fixer Posts: 12,802
    also, gotta be fair. Rizzo has asked a lot in trades. might not seem realistic to me, but he did just turn matt capps into a starting catcher for next year.

    still can't believe that trade for the twins. just awful
  • The FixerThe Fixer Posts: 12,802
    Cliffy6745 wrote:
    And this contradicts that.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/hardball/ ... bUs1h6L2YI

    They will take on salary but don't want to give up prospects.

    Yeah, why would Washington just get rid of Dunn for shitty prospects? There's still a chance they might sign him long term, so why would the Nats worry about paying Dunn the rest of this year? Detroit doesn't want Dunn, or any other team in a playoff race? Don't understand why Tampa wouldn't want him.

    I actually think dunn fits a lot better into the yanks lineup than the rays. In fact I don't like him for tampa at all. They already have two LH, middle of the order guys in pena and joyce. Then again, I love matt joyce...I think he's ready to be a borderline all star type player
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