***2020 MLB Thread: Nice swing bitch!***

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by teel, Jul 23, 2020.

  1. bro

    bro Hey Hermano
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  2. Truman

    Truman Well-Known Member
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    I had no idea

     
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  3. Boo MFer!

    Boo MFer! UCF has a clown car of talent at RB and WR.
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    Fuck this asshole.
     
  4. spagett

    spagett Got ya, spooked ya
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    Instead of admitting his mistakes and moving on from La Russa, Reinsdorf called in a favor to get his charges dropped
     
  5. steamengine

    steamengine I don’t want to press one for English!
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    :americafuckyeah:
     
  6. spagett

    spagett Got ya, spooked ya
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    Pop that ziti in the oven, god
     
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  7. MG2

    MG2 No judgement in brainstorming
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    In fairness to the Maricopa County people, La Russa is a Hall of Fame baseball person. He's legit. I probably would have dropped those charges, too.
     
  8. poor paul

    poor paul Well-Known Member
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  9. electronic

    electronic It’s satire!
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    Law & Order: HOF unit
     
  10. spagett

    spagett Got ya, spooked ya
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    If the man's legit, you must acquit
     
  11. Boo MFer!

    Boo MFer! UCF has a clown car of talent at RB and WR.
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    :ded:
     
  12. Upton^2

    Upton^2 blocked just a park away, but I can't really say
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    Brother
     
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  13. MG2

    MG2 No judgement in brainstorming
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    I'll take

    Bonds
    Clemens
    Helton
    Jones
    Kent
    Rolen
    Schilling
    Sheffield
    Wagner

    Not really sure why I'm drawing the line to exclude Sosa and Manny when I'm advocating for Bonds, Clemens and Sheffield, but here we are.
     
  14. bwi2

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    +Sosa and Manny over Kent for me
     
  15. bwi2

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    Also no disrespect to Michael Cuddyer but what exactly are the criteria such that a guy with 7 lifetime MVP vote points and 2 ASG appearances makes the ballot?
     
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  16. Champ

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    Andruw Jones
    Schilling
    Pettitte
    Helton
    Kent
    Rolen

    Rolen’s the odd man out if you include

    Bonds
    Ramirez
    Sosa
    Sheffield
    Clemens
     
  17. MG2

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  18. MG2

    MG2 No judgement in brainstorming
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    I really liked Smyly as an under the radar guy. When healthy, he's got intriguing stuff that has led to some high K totals.

    But I never thought he'd get anywhere close to $11M next year. That seems crazy in this market. Good for him after all he's gone through.
     
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  19. Where Eagles Dare

    Where Eagles Dare The Specialist Show On Earth
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    I hope my son can grow up to be a shitty LHP and make absurd amount of money for no other reason than he throws with his left arm
     
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  20. MG2

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    What's the word on when Soroka can come back?
     
  21. Boo MFer!

    Boo MFer! UCF has a clown car of talent at RB and WR.
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    It’s the Hall of Fame, not the Hall of Very Good!
     
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  22. cal

    cal BOATS
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    lasorda is the biggest “famous person” asshole i’ve ever met and the second biggest reason (bo jackson one) i became an angels fan... but my goodness even i can’t wish death on the man
     
  23. spagett

    spagett Got ya, spooked ya
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    I didn't
     
  24. spagett

    spagett Got ya, spooked ya
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    Playing the game the right way

    Abiding by the unwritten rules
     
  25. dblplay1212

    dblplay1212 Well-Known Member
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    I don't remember Bo with the Angels at all. Had to google it to make sure you weren't on crack. KC and CHW is all I remember.
     
  26. MG2

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    ouch. Kind of burying the lede there

     
  27. Charles DeMar

    Charles DeMar Smug Outlaw
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    Was just coming to post that, was busy trying to find a good gif for being confused first ;)
     
  28. bro

    bro Hey Hermano
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    Ouch
     
  29. Dr. Richard Cranium

    Dr. Richard Cranium I'm sorry, the card says Moops
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    Saw the list and had similar thoughts on Latroy Hawkins
     
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  30. bwi2

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    That career is much worse than I remembered it, he’d kill to have Cuddyer’s pedigree
     
  31. laxjoe

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    Surprised they didn’t go with super fine print with that second piece of info. Major bummer
     
  32. MG2

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    Also makes you wonder whether they knew this was going to happen when he tried to pitch in the playoffs and he just tried to gut through it, or whether this was caused by him trying to pitch injured.
     
  33. cal

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    wish we’d stuck with the name and logo to this day

    [​IMG]

    :ohgosh:
     
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  34. Tobias

    Tobias dan “the man qb1” jones fan account
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    i really want andruw jones to make the hall of fame.
     
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  35. MG2

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    The awesome CFs from that era need to come together and start a HOF of their own. Jones looks like he's got very little chance. Edmonds, Lofton and Bernie all got dumped off the ballot quickly. Beltran might not get in now because of the Astros' thing.

    Those guys were pretty good.
     
  36. Tobias

    Tobias dan “the man qb1” jones fan account
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    biased but andruw was a clear step ahead of all those guys and it is annoying that he wasnt first ballot much less fighting to even get in.

    if he had retired after atlanta before those years with the rangers/dodgers/yankees as a lardo kinda sullied his image, i don't think he woulda had an issue.
     
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  37. MG2

    MG2 No judgement in brainstorming
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    I think Jones, Edmonds and Beltran are about the same. I think there's a bit of a gap between them and then Lofton/Bernie. To each their own, though.
     
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  38. poor paul

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    think Lofton is a lot more like the first group than with Bernie.

    lots of great CFers in those days.
     
  39. tylerdolphin

    tylerdolphin My spoon is too big
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    Bernie was my favorite player as a kid and probably my favorite Yankee of that era. Not necessarily the best but very good and fun to watch. Plus he seems like a #1 guy.
     
  40. IowaHuskerFan3

    IowaHuskerFan3 I husk hard
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    I don’t know why, but I’ve never been a fan of Jeff Kent
     
  41. CC

    CC Waiting for moments that never come
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    He's an enormous asshole
     
  42. He said Vin Scully ‘talked too much’ just because Vin said Kent was benefitting from batting ahead of Manny Ramirez when we traded for him. No one talks shit about Vin. Fuck Jeff Kent
     
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  43. MG2

    MG2 No judgement in brainstorming
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    You are correct in terms of WAR. I think the other guys were just a level or two above Lofton at the plate, and Bernie's career is weird compared to a lot of others to the degree it's kind of undervalued by career WAR, IMO.
     
  44. Bankz

    Bankz I'm a sick guy
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    I just noticed this tag... just gave it a download.
     
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  45. MG2

    MG2 No judgement in brainstorming
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  46. Truman

    Truman Well-Known Member
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    They talk about pitchers using foreign substances. Thought youd be interested in the convo
     
  47. MG2

    MG2 No judgement in brainstorming
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  48. MG2

    MG2 No judgement in brainstorming
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    Yikes. There goes any shot at the HOF for him if he ever had one after the first PED suspension.

    That's kind of huge for NYM, though, in that it opens up more money.
     
  49. zeberdee

    zeberdee wheel snipe celly boys
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    where does that money go? mets keep it?