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Hoping to be able to go to 10+ Giants and 10+ A's game this season

will be at hopefully all A's games that involve the red sox pimp.gif

and giants game are a must. love that park, man
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Hoping to be able to go to 10+ Giants and 10+ A's game this season

will be at hopefully all A's games that involve the red sox pimp.gif

and giants game are a must. love that park, man

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My A's games are free,so I can't say no laugh.gifpimp.gif
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Brewers are idiots for doing that deal anyway. A team going nowhere at the minors and majors for the next three years or so but decide to give him out of all people four years? Especially with almost every GM at the meetings voicing health concerns?

I wouldn't give Archie Bunker for that waste of space but that's neither here nor there.
Bradley is the obvious horse. But I'm also keeping an eye on Shipley and Zeke.

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will be at hopefully all A's games that involve the red sox pimp.gif

and giants game are a must. love that park, man
I'm down with the X, JBJ, Middlebrooks movement.
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Tony LaRussa goes into the Hall of Fame without wearing a logo on his cap. I'll take it smokin.gif
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Funny how writers won't vote for guys who allegedly did PEDs but will vote for managers who benefited from the steroid era!
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Funny how writers won't vote for guys who allegedly did PEDs but will vote for managers who benefited from the steroid era!

+1

managers who no doubt knew it was going on
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Funny how writers won't vote for guys who allegedly did PEDs but will vote for managers who benefited from the steroid era!

+1

managers who no doubt knew it was going on

I'm sure La Russa knew what was going on in Oakland


I'm glad he's in but still
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It's not LaRussa holding back these steroid users from the Hall of Fame. Can't hold that against him. If he has spoken out against them then that's an issue of hypocrisy on his part, but it's out of his hands.
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Doesn't that make his numbers tainted though?
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The Hall of Fame isn't a house of purity (obviously). It ought to remember baseball for what it was and is, not how it should be.

The only thing that taints LaRussa's numbers is his management of the bullpen.
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It's not LaRussa holding back these steroid users from the Hall of Fame. Can't hold that against him. If he has spoken out against them then that's an issue of hypocrisy on his part, but it's out of his hands.

i think it's more hypocrisy on the writers' part

it's why the writers need to realize the entire game is "tainted" and dirty. to assume who benefited from PEDs and who didn't is totally naive on their part.
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The Hall of Fame isn't a house of purity (obviously). It ought to remember baseball for what it was and is, not how it should be.

The only thing that taints LaRussa's numbers is his management of the bullpen.

I'm not questing his induction but it's very hypocritical to not vote for the players but vote for the mangers who benefited from the Steroid Era!

I just want Barry in HOF


& Pete Rose but that's anther issue
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Solid deal for the Rays to land Balfour for 2 years, $12 mil. Wish him the best.

I really wish Billy would take a shot on Morales. I know it won't happen, but I think he would be a nice bat to add.
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Fernando Renner Rodney likely to the O's as we play musical chairs with closers.
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I'm sure La Russa knew what was going on in Oakland


I'm glad he's in but still
Certainly with the way he micromanages. I'm willing to label him with a control freak personality.
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You'll find me at Citi Field regularly.

All that Shake Shack gonna destroy your boy's abs.
April 2nd, I'll be at Citi to watch Gio vs. whoever the Mets #2 is. Hoping it's Wheeler.
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April 2nd, I'll be at Citi to watch Gio vs. whoever the Mets #2 is. Hoping it's Wheeler.
Likely Niese to start the season, IMO. Until Wheeler grasps better control/command, which Sal Licata believes will never happen. Something like Colon - Niese - Wheeler - Gee - Mejia.

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article/mlb/around-the-horn-bartolo-colon-key-to-mets-rotation?ymd=20140121&content_id=66894350&vkey=news_mlb
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I still wish ya'll traded for Tulo. He'd swag out in those uni's smokin.gif
Hell nah......He cant stay healthy. That contract along with how injury prone he is = Death, lol
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An assist in 5 of the last 8 games. Cooled off scoring.
Did Matheny ever provide an official explanation on Shelby Miller's lack of use in the postseason?
Nope, and he probably never will. I think we did the best we could with who we had out there. I mean, who would have know the wacha was gonna do what he did? Honestly, i think the emergence of wacha in the post-season is what kept shelby from getting into the game. (partly). i also think they figured arm fatigue was coming into play....but IDK why he kept him in the bullpen.
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Hell nah......He cant stay healthy. That contract along with how injury prone he is = Death, lol
Nope, and he probably never will. I think we did the best we could with who we had out there. I mean, who would have know the wacha was gonna do what he did? Honestly, i think the emergence of wacha in the post-season is what kept shelby from getting into the game. (partly). i also think they figured arm fatigue was coming into play....but IDK why he kept him in the bullpen.
Kolten Wong movement. Been on board since day one.

3 Cardinals questions
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/3-questions-st-louis-cardinals-fans-asking-spring-192800414--mlb.html

5 key players
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/st-louis-cardinals-5-players-set-exceed-expectations-220800428--mlb.html

Holliday on Peralta
http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/10326684/matt-holliday-st-louis-cardinals-ok-jhonny-peralta-teammate

Shelby mystery
http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/10318860/shelby-miller-st-louis-cardinals-not-dwelling-playoff-use
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is kolten wong still allowed to set foot inside the city of st louis? srs nerd.gif
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Jon Lester: Red Sox 'No. 1 priority'
Updated: January 23, 2014, 7:14 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

Lester: 'Absolutely' Will Take Discount To Stay

BOSTON -- Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester, who is eligible for free agency after the 2014 season, emphatically stated Thursday that his desire is to remain with Boston, and he expressed a willingness to take a discount in order to do so.

"These guys are my No. 1 priority,'' Lester said during media availability at the Boston Baseball Writers' Association of America awards dinner. "I want to be here 'til they rip this jersey off my back.

Red Sox lefty Jon Lester said Thursday, "I want to be [in Boston] 'til they rip this jersey off my back."
Lester said he not only expects to have to take a discount in order to sign an extension with the team, but he is willing to do so.

"It's like Pedey [Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox second baseman]. He left a lot of money on the table to stay here. That's what he wanted to do. I understand that. That's my choice, that's his choice.

"I understand that to stay here, you're not going to get a free-agent deal. You're not going to do it. You can't. It's not possible. You're bidding against one team. I understand you're going to take a discount to stay. Do I want to do that? Absolutely.

"But just like they want it to be fair for them, I want it to be fair for me and my family.''

Lester said he has not yet spoken with general manager Ben Cherington regarding an extension, but said he was confident the Red Sox understood his desire to stay in Boston. He said he hoped the sides could reach an agreement in spring training, but he set no deadline.

"I would hope they want me to stay here,'' Lester said. "Hopefully, we can get something done. When the time comes, we'll worry about it. If it's spring training, if it's during the season, the offseason the next year, these guys are my priority. We're going to listen to them first, and we'll see where we're at.

"Anytime you get in this situation, I think that's everybody's goal, to reach some type of ground in spring, and that way, everybody's relaxed, everybody's in the same place, so when the season starts, you can just worry about baseball.''

Lester was paid $11.625 million last season in the final year of a five-year, $30 million extension he signed just before the 2009 season. The Red Sox exercised a $13 million 2014 club option. He is represented by Aces, the same agency (Seth and Sam Levinson) that represented Pedroia.

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Made it easier on Cherington to leverage between a long-term deal for Lester and developing Owens, Webster.

Garza to Brew Crew is reportedly not finalized. Medical issue is not the holdup.

Possible Marlins extension for Stanton.
http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/01/23/marlins-interested-in-signing-giancarlo-stanton-to-an-extension/

Forget bullpen help, Cashman considering Drew. My initial guess was Sox, Yanks, Mets in that order of likelihood.
http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/01/23/report-the-yankees-are-now-considering-going-after-stephen-drew/
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I"m glad Sox fans have such a good memory. Considering 90% of them wanted him gone laugh.gif guess winning cures everything. Now he's a stand up guy because he'll take less money?

Outstanding!
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I"m glad Sox fans have such a good memory. Considering 90% of them wanted him gone laugh.gif guess winning cures everything. Now he's a stand up guy because he'll take less money?

Outstanding!
I would consider letting Lester walk. Shrugs. I don't find him to be irreplaceable like Kershaw or JV. Not even in the same breath. It all comes down to how much Cherington believes in Webster and Owens leading the line into 2020.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2014/01/17/jon-lester-negotiations-will-interesting/UFv3Y1amoH9MgpKqIROPqK/story.html

http://www.providencejournal.com/sports/red-sox/content/20140123-jon-lester-i-want-to-be-here-until-they-have-to-rip-this-jersey-off-my-back.ece
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Did you guys know that Chipper Jones caused a forest fire the other day?



Cant help but giggle a little it.
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I thought there was a joke in there somewhere, but wow, the guy really started a forest fire.
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Well Smokey is pissed.

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I thought there was a joke in there somewhere, but wow, the guy really started a forest fire.
Retirement doesn't treat athletes well. Too much free time.
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isnt that some kind of crime? (assuming that he doesnt own the forest behind his house too)...the dudes who accidentally started the wildfires in CA got charged with a crime no?
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