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2017 MLB Season Thread

Discussion in 'Other Sports Forum' started by Unlucky 13, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Club Member

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    I agree. Had he not suffered a variety of horrible injuries, his career would have been longer and he might have been a shoo in. For him to get such little consideration is weird.

    Kerry Wood falling off after one ballot is not weird. He was never going to get in. But again, injuries ruining what could have been a great career. He only had the few awesome years though. To his credit he stuck around a long time doing what he could after he wasn't able to be a starting pitcher any more.
     
  2. Ray Finkle

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    Santana was a very good pitcher but I don't think he's a HOFer, his career was just too short unfortunately. He's 100 all time in WAR on BR site and his stats are similar to those of Scherzer, Wainwright, Price, Cliff Lee, Jon Lester, Cole Hamels, Ron Guidry, Jim Maloney, Josh Beckett and Roy Oswalt. Again very good pitcher but yeah no issue with him falling off the ballot after a year.

    I have an issue with Hoffman being in the HOF, without the save stat there's no way he's in and there's a pretty good argument to be made that Billy Wagner was the better RPer, again if you take away the save stat.
     
  3. Vertical Limit

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    Anyone got a bag of chips to trade for Realmuto and Bour?
     
  4. Boik14

    Boik14 Admin Club Member Retired Administrator

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    The mets rejected Matz Dom Smith and a top 10 organizational prospect for Castro and Realmuto
     
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    Vertical Limit Senior Member

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    Offer jeter a bag of Ruffles - cheddar cheese. He may say yes
     
  6. Vertical Limit

    Vertical Limit Senior Member

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    Oh and add tebow with that bag.
     
  7. Vertical Limit

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    Im going to be following the Brewers this coming season.
     
  8. Unlucky 13

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    I hope they and the turds in St Louis beat up on one another all year long!
     
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    Anyone who doesnt like the Nats, Braves or Philthies is ok in my book haha
     
  10. Unlucky 13

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    Even though they suck, I think I'll always root against the Braves, after they bullied the rest of the NL for so long.
     
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    Yeah, thats a really reasonable contract for Darvish. Gives the Cubs a rotation of Lester/Darvish/Quintana/Hendricks/Chatwood, and pushes Montgomery to the pen as the long man. Yu will likely be wearing down by the end of the deal (he turns 32 this season), but the window is now, so reinforcing the rotation was huge. And aside from a couple of middle relievers, the entire club is signed/under control through at least 2020. And there's payroll room for an attempt at Bryce Harper next Winter too.

    Cannot wait for the opening series in Miami (sorry Marlins fans)!

    Now we'll see where Jake Arrieta ends up. He had a terrific run with the Cubs, but the magic is gone, and he's probably not going to get it back. Still, hoping he goes to Minnesota instead of the Brewers.
     

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