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Discussion in 'Sports' started by devo2002, Sep 25, 2019.
Lifelong Mets fan?
Seriously though, what did you think about Bobby Valentine's years at the helm?
We liked him on the Rangers though they didn't do much.
I refused to believe that Daryl Strawberry was a drug addict when kids would mention it when I was 6 or so in 1989.
I liked Bobby Valentine, he lead the Mets to a world series and seemed to be an all around good guy. Getting walloped by the Yanks in the subway series stung a bit though.
I was going to concede you were correct, but Yanks are having a good few weeks with the Astros being outed as cheaters and their largest rival, the Sox, letting go of their star player and firing the coach. Yanks acquiring Arenado would be a fitting finish to this wild off-season, but I don't see that happening.
A bit of a surprise there, but Dodgers makes relative sense - for the Dodgers side of the deal, less so for the Red Sox.
Not sure what they're thinking to be honest, just shedding costs?
yea, reset the luxury tax penalties.
I'm just glad the Angels didn't get him. They've been making some big moves, infield and coaching.
With the Astros likely to be worse this season, it may be the A's year for the AL west. We'll have Montas and Fiers as our aces, our new kids Luzardo and Puk in the rotation, Petit, Bassit, Blackburn, Diekman, Gossit, Holmes, Soria, Trevino, Wendelken, etc.
And the baddest man in the biz as our closer, Liam Hendriks.
Those 30 blown saves from last year will be a fluke (highest in the majors).
That would awesome to see, to say the least.
Oh snap, might not be too late for the angels!
We had 97 wins and 30 blown saves last year.
If we'd cut that number in half, we would have had 112 wins.
I don't need to tell you what 112 wins means!
Our pitching this year is gonna be incredible.
The Angels ruined their future when they signed Pujols to that stupid money contract at the age of 31 . Mike Trout has probably been the best player in baseball for the last 9 years , but the Pujols lunacy has meant they couldn't build a team.
As for Houston , no idea what will happen , baseball is a funny game , Oakland might very well win 110 games in 2020 , then again , they might lose 80 games .
Seriously , for sentimental reasons , it would be wonderful to see Cleveland or Milwaukee have a good run .
Today's trivia question . Which team has the highest win total for one year , two years , three years , four years , five years ...all the way to ten years ? Same team . As always , no peeking . The winner gets an attaboy .
I’m going Angels or Yankees.
Edit: Cardinals have me rubbing my chin, too. So I guess nevermind.
Sorry , no .
The angels problem isn't payroll, lack of payroll, or inability or unwillingness to pay more. It's just that almost everything they do just doesn't fucking end up working out.
Yeah, well, Rendon on third.
La Stella, second.
Stassi and Castro behind the dish.
Pujols still at first. Couple young guys behind him.
Bedrosian...many other good pitchers.
Joe Maddon at the helm.
It's not gonna be 2019, for better I'm sure.
That's the Cubs problem. Bunch of money on Lester who is aging out. Bunch on Brandon Morrow who stays hurt. Then of course Jason Heyward who was a flop(hitting wise).
Baseball is a funny game . Alex Rodriquez was supposedly the best player in the game , except Seattle then Texas traded him away and got much better the next year . Of course anyone who really understands the game knows that Ivan Rodriquez was really the best player in the game from about '98 until maybe '08 . His performance with the Marlins in '03 is almost unmatched in modern baseball , he took a decent team with young pitching to a WS title , then took an undermanned Detroit team to the brink of one in '06 . As Joe Morgan said of him , he is the best player in the game , he changes the other team's strategy , you simply don't bunt or run when Pudge was behind the plate . Hell , you never took him on coming to the plate , he would always win that battle .
Sorry , rambled there , point is , give me a great catcher , Buster Posey comes to mind when healthy , a decent staff , two bangers and a decent shortstop , I'll take on anyone .
So, so true.
I thought we were gonna pick up our old vet, Steven Vogt but it appears we've held off.
Same for Lucroy but we could still make a move on him.
We have two young studs at the position now and they both look good.
This has been the quietest offseason for the A's that I can remember, and every non tender or trade we made was a good one with no criticism.
That also rarely happens, mostly because Billy Beane is unconventional. We all howl about losing the Cespedes/ Donaldson/ Samardzjia/ Reddick type characters that are the spirit of the team.
Then a couple years later, we see that he was right.