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Old 10-26-10, 11:37 PM
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^Reviews on Amazon have been pretty good. I might pick it up. Seems to go through the day-to-day life of a non-superstar player. Sounds interesting.

I've been reading that writers want Joba Chamberlain traded. I don't get why you would do that. Tell me where they can get a better 25 year old 7th inning reliever? Yeah he had his ups and downs this season but he pitched very well in August and September and pitched pretty well in the playoffs too. The back end of the bullpen should stay the same.
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Will the Yankees carry on as normal (payroll) without George overseeing the operation?
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Will the Yankees carry on as normal (payroll) without George overseeing the operation?
Yes. Big Stein hasn't really been in the picture for a few years now. Things really shouldn't change.
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Old 10-27-10, 08:54 AM
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Lee's wife probably did this as a first negotiation chip... money talks peeps..


but i still dont think Lee comes to NY
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Dbacks get Trammel, Baylor and Nagy as coaches for Kirk Gibson's staff. At least they are filling the coaching staff with talented people.
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Old 10-27-10, 11:50 AM
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That's a good start for a team 20 years ago. No idea how it'll work coachingwise.
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That's a good start for a team 20 years ago. No idea how it'll work coachingwise.
considering the results the Dbacks have had the past few years, could it be any worse?
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considering the results the Dbacks have had the past few years, could it be any worse?
I think it's a nice bunch of coaches. They were all winners, so hopefully they can pass on that attitude to their players. Baylor is a very good hitting instructor, but you didn't mention what role he will be playing.
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Baylor is hitting coach, Trammel is bench coach, Nagy is pitching coach. Baylor has his work cut out for him with Reynolds.
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Baylor has his work cut out for him with Reynolds.
Reynolds strikes out an amazing amount, but he hits for power. K's don't seem to matter much anymore to hitters, so as long as he hits 30+ HR and drives in 100RBI, that's what you need him to do. The .198 BA is atrocious though. He can get away with hitting .240-.250 if he puts the other numbers up. I don't think Baylor would try to get him to make more contact though to cut down on the K's. Probably just work with him on pitch selection/identification.
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no. he needs to not strike out more than his batting average. and he needs to not strike out more than 200 times.
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no. he needs to not strike out more than his batting average. and he needs to not strike out more than 200 times.
All batters are striking out more. They just don't care about Ks in the major leagues anymore. I wouldn't teach hitting that way, but it seems to be the trend that Ks don't matter. I was always taught with 2 strikes, you choke up on the bat and just try to make contact. You'll rarely see a modern power hitter do that with the exception of a few like Pujols. I have seen him get a slap single with 2 strikes after swinging from his heals the other 2 strikes.
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It seems appropriate to mention it here--I was blown away by the graphic concerning Vladimir Guerrero during last night's telecast. The fact that he's never struck out 100 teams in a season is astounding--even his high of 95 Ks took place when he was just 23 years old.
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one of the best bad ball hitters of all time, imho
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Yanks and Girardi agree on 3 year deal. $3 mil per year with incentives for winning each level of the playoffs. Breaking news I know.
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The Twins picked up Jason Kubel's option for next year, but not Nick Punto's, so if anybody is in need for a terrible hitting average infielder that likes to slide into first, now's your chance.
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Happy days, the Punto era is finally over.

I wonder if the Giants would be willing to talk a Sandoval trade during the offseason? They clearly have no use for him. And he seems like a guy made for the DH.
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Happy days, the Punto era is finally over.

I wonder if the Giants would be willing to talk a Sandoval trade during the offseason? They clearly have no use for him. And he seems like a guy made for the DH.
That would be a great trade for the Twins. Bring the Panda to the Twin Cities. What would the Giants want in return?
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Well we already declined Punto's option, so there goes that asset.
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Well we already declined Punto's option, so there goes that asset.
Don't get too excited, this is probably just step one in giving him a 3 year deal for less money.
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Supposedly Kenny Williams wants to trade Carlos Quentin to the Cards for Colby Rasmus. I like Carlos. He's a big bat, but his durability long term concerns me. I don't know much about Rasmus, but he looks like a pretty good young player with some power. I'm guessing if it went through, he'd stay in center and they'd shift Rios to right.
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Supposedly Kenny Williams wants to trade Carlos Quentin to the Cards for Colby Rasmus. I like Carlos. He's a big bat, but his durability long term concerns me. I don't know much about Rasmus, but he looks like a pretty good young player with some power. I'm guessing if it went through, he'd stay in center and they'd shift Rios to right.
This would be great if the White Sox could get him. Rasmus is younger, cheaper, and less injured. He has pissed off Larussa for some reason. I'd like it if the Pirates got him (yes, I'm one of the two or three Pirates fans here) but they don't have enough to trade with the Cardinals.
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Supposedly Kenny Williams wants to trade Carlos Quentin to the Cards for Colby Rasmus. I like Carlos. He's a big bat, but his durability long term concerns me. I don't know much about Rasmus, but he looks like a pretty good young player with some power. I'm guessing if it went through, he'd stay in center and they'd shift Rios to right.
I did a search for this rumor and it appears all the sources for this one are based out of Chicago. If the White Sox want Rasmus, it will take a lot more then Quentin to get it done.

All the talk about the Cards dealing Rasmus center around his relationship w/LaRussa last year. The thing is, the Cards have to keep Rasmus (or have guys like Him) who are cheap everyday players if they hope to balance that with a potential Pujols extension.

I don't see Rasmus going anywhere unless a team bowls them offer with an offer they can't turn down. This isn't like the Rolen/Glaus swap a couple of years ago where the Cards made a deal of comparable talent just to get rid of someone who was creating headaches for the team.


Edit to add: Quentin made 3.2 million last year, Rasmus $400k. And the Cards have control over Rasmus for a longer period of time.
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Do the Cards have a bunch of salary coming off the payroll this year? They have to deal with Pujols and they did have Lohse still on the roster (overpaid). IF they trade Rasmus, they're going to expect young players (with potential) in return, White Sox are going to add something for that to happen. Their minor league system isn't that stocked.
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Yeah, Carlos for Rasmus doesn't make any sense.
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