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and here's Cliff Lee's August...

5-0
39.2 innings
2 earned runs.

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and here's Cliff Lee's August...

5-0
39.2 innings
2 earned runs.

30t6p3b
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Jesus Did Not Come to Save The Bronx.

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After months of hype, discussion, and lobbying, Jesus Montero has finally joined the New York Yankees. With rosters expanding for September, the Yankees have called their top prospect up to join the big club, and the rumblings are that he’ll be in the line-up tonight, serving as the DH against Jon Lester in Boston. That might seem like quite a way to make a debut, but Montero is viewed as quite a talent – as one team official told Joel Sherman, “By the playoffs, he will be our best DH option.

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Jesus Did Not Come to Save The Bronx.

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After months of hype, discussion, and lobbying, Jesus Montero has finally joined the New York Yankees. With rosters expanding for September, the Yankees have called their top prospect up to join the big club, and the rumblings are that he’ll be in the line-up tonight, serving as the DH against Jon Lester in Boston. That might seem like quite a way to make a debut, but Montero is viewed as quite a talent – as one team official told Joel Sherman, “By the playoffs, he will be our best DH option.

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Brett Lawrie is going to be the most popular blue jays since robbie alomar. smiley: laugh

I swear the heaxs out here are PLOTTING.
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Brett Lawrie is going to be the most popular blue jays since robbie alomar. smiley: laugh

I swear the heaxs out here are PLOTTING.
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I LOVE that kid laugh.gif his game, his demeanor, his intensity. Jays got a lot of money, that could possibly be a four team race next year.
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I LOVE that kid laugh.gif his game, his demeanor, his intensity. Jays got a lot of money, that could possibly be a four team race next year.
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Is Craig Kimbrel the NL ROY?

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Craig Kimbrel continues to build on his ridiculous rookie season. While he’s been mentioned as a popular Rookie of the Year Award candidate, Kimbrel notched his 41st save last night — a rookie record — which should only increase his candidacy in the voters’ eyes. The save stat may be criticized in the advanced stats community, but the BBWAA voters still seem to hold the save in high regard. Last season, for example, Neftali Feliz won the award based on his high saves total despite finishing behind Brian Matusz in WAR. It wasn’t an egregious error, but it goes to show that the save still matters to the voters. With Kimbrel reaching heights no other rookie closer has reached before; has he all but locked up the National League Rookie of the Year Award?

Based on recent trends — especially in the American League — there’s a really good chance the NL R.O.Y. race is already over. While few rookies are actually thrust into the closer role — likely due to their manager preferring someone with a “closer mentality

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Originally Posted by Proshares

Is Craig Kimbrel the NL ROY?

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Craig Kimbrel continues to build on his ridiculous rookie season. While he’s been mentioned as a popular Rookie of the Year Award candidate, Kimbrel notched his 41st save last night — a rookie record — which should only increase his candidacy in the voters’ eyes. The save stat may be criticized in the advanced stats community, but the BBWAA voters still seem to hold the save in high regard. Last season, for example, Neftali Feliz won the award based on his high saves total despite finishing behind Brian Matusz in WAR. It wasn’t an egregious error, but it goes to show that the save still matters to the voters. With Kimbrel reaching heights no other rookie closer has reached before; has he all but locked up the National League Rookie of the Year Award?

Based on recent trends — especially in the American League — there’s a really good chance the NL R.O.Y. race is already over. While few rookies are actually thrust into the closer role — likely due to their manager preferring someone with a “closer mentality

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This is not the giants year. Too many injuries to overcome.
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This is not the giants year. Too many injuries to overcome.
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Originally Posted by Osh Kosh Bosh

Brett Lawrie is going to be the most popular blue jays since robbie alomar. smiley: laugh

I swear the heaxs out here are PLOTTING.

Was B.L in the Brewers system before being traded for Shaun Marcum or am I mistaken?

For those without the beer googles on, is it at all possible that the Brewers catch and surpass the Phillies for best record in the NL if they take 3/4 this coming weekend and somehow sweep the Cards as well?
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Originally Posted by Osh Kosh Bosh

Brett Lawrie is going to be the most popular blue jays since robbie alomar. smiley: laugh

I swear the heaxs out here are PLOTTING.

Was B.L in the Brewers system before being traded for Shaun Marcum or am I mistaken?

For those without the beer googles on, is it at all possible that the Brewers catch and surpass the Phillies for best record in the NL if they take 3/4 this coming weekend and somehow sweep the Cards as well?
KYRIE 2 EFFECTS SIZE 12 DS for 190 shipped. AIR JORDAN 11 Concords size 11.5 DS 390 shipped. AIR Jordan 4 TORO REDS size 11.5 DS 390 shipped. DS KD4 size 11.5, DS Kobe V size 11.5, and Lots of...
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KYRIE 2 EFFECTS SIZE 12 DS for 190 shipped. AIR JORDAN 11 Concords size 11.5 DS 390 shipped. AIR Jordan 4 TORO REDS size 11.5 DS 390 shipped. DS KD4 size 11.5, DS Kobe V size 11.5, and Lots of...
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Originally Posted by Osh Kosh Bosh

Brett Lawrie is going to be the most popular blue jays since robbie alomar. smiley: laugh

I swear the heaxs out here are PLOTTING.

Was B.L in the Brewers system before being traded for Shaun Marcum or am I mistaken?

For those without the beer googles on, is it at all possible that the Brewers catch and surpass the Phillies for best record in the NL if they take 3/4 this coming weekend and somehow sweep the Cards as well?


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Originally Posted by Bryscooplaygrifhold

Quote:
Originally Posted by Osh Kosh Bosh

Brett Lawrie is going to be the most popular blue jays since robbie alomar. smiley: laugh

I swear the heaxs out here are PLOTTING.

Was B.L in the Brewers system before being traded for Shaun Marcum or am I mistaken?

For those without the beer googles on, is it at all possible that the Brewers catch and surpass the Phillies for best record in the NL if they take 3/4 this coming weekend and somehow sweep the Cards as well?


yes
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Yesterday I got to watch a rookie pitcher stroll through this horrific Orioles lineup (Hellickson had like 75 pitches going into the ninth sick.gif ), and today I'm watching a guy who was one of the most promising young left handers out there (Matusz) top out at 90 mph and get chased in the second. I'm a longtime supporter, but this is just an awful, awful baseball club.
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Yesterday I got to watch a rookie pitcher stroll through this horrific Orioles lineup (Hellickson had like 75 pitches going into the ninth sick.gif ), and today I'm watching a guy who was one of the most promising young left handers out there (Matusz) top out at 90 mph and get chased in the second. I'm a longtime supporter, but this is just an awful, awful baseball club.
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You gotta hope that whoever replaces MacPhail has put finding out what's happening to their arms as his top priority.

Edit:  Beckett out after 3.2, right leg injury.
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You gotta hope that whoever replaces MacPhail has put finding out what's happening to their arms as his top priority.

Edit:  Beckett out after 3.2, right leg injury.
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Walk off Brett Lawrie, the legend continues...
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Walk off Brett Lawrie, the legend continues...
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Will Pitching Sink the Diamondbacks in October?

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Major League Baseball’s surprise team may run out of luck in the playoffs. After finishing dead last in the NL West last season, the Diamondbacks currently lead the division by seven games, and look poised to enter the postseason. While their hitting and fielding have both been solid this season, the pitching has been the real reason for the Diamondbacks’ turnaround. Led by one of the worst bullpen performances we’ve seen in recent years, the Diamondbacks finished last in pitching WAR in 2010. This season, the Diamondbacks have improved to roughly league average due to breakout performances by Ian Kennedy and Daniel Hudson. Still, those performances may not be enough to lead the Diamondbacks to victory in October.

A quick look at the FanGraphs team pitching leader board reveals the obvious. Of the eight projected playoff teams — the current division leaders, plus the Atlanta Braves and Boston Red Sox — the Diamondbacks currently rate eighth in pitching WAR, dead last among playoff teams. When you break it down into starters vs relievers, the Diamondbacks don’t fare all that well either. The Diamondbacks’ bullpen rates fifth among the eight playoff teams, while the starting pitching still puts the D-Backs in last.

Pulling up WAR leader boards for starters is somewhat misleading, however, considering teams go to a three man rotation once the playoffs begin. A look at the individual pitching leader boards reveals somewhat of a surprise. Outside of the Philadelphia Phillies’ “Big Three,

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Will Pitching Sink the Diamondbacks in October?

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Major League Baseball’s surprise team may run out of luck in the playoffs. After finishing dead last in the NL West last season, the Diamondbacks currently lead the division by seven games, and look poised to enter the postseason. While their hitting and fielding have both been solid this season, the pitching has been the real reason for the Diamondbacks’ turnaround. Led by one of the worst bullpen performances we’ve seen in recent years, the Diamondbacks finished last in pitching WAR in 2010. This season, the Diamondbacks have improved to roughly league average due to breakout performances by Ian Kennedy and Daniel Hudson. Still, those performances may not be enough to lead the Diamondbacks to victory in October.

A quick look at the FanGraphs team pitching leader board reveals the obvious. Of the eight projected playoff teams — the current division leaders, plus the Atlanta Braves and Boston Red Sox — the Diamondbacks currently rate eighth in pitching WAR, dead last among playoff teams. When you break it down into starters vs relievers, the Diamondbacks don’t fare all that well either. The Diamondbacks’ bullpen rates fifth among the eight playoff teams, while the starting pitching still puts the D-Backs in last.

Pulling up WAR leader boards for starters is somewhat misleading, however, considering teams go to a three man rotation once the playoffs begin. A look at the individual pitching leader boards reveals somewhat of a surprise. Outside of the Philadelphia Phillies’ “Big Three,

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Originally Posted by Osh Kosh Bosh

Walk off Brett Lawrie, the legend continues...


he made one of the nicest double plays i've seen in a while against the yankees.

he's going to be pretty good
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Originally Posted by Osh Kosh Bosh

Walk off Brett Lawrie, the legend continues...


he made one of the nicest double plays i've seen in a while against the yankees.

he's going to be pretty good
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Tigers wont stop

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Tigers wont stop

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