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Baseball Thread IV

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Evil Bastard (aka Chris_L), May 28, 2006.

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  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    No, the one in L.A.
  2. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Then that is a funny reference. Made me chuckle. Nice job.
  3. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Hey Moddy,

    It seems Shawn Hill might be a keeper after all. Gave me a Win and Quality Start today.
  4. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    I hope he brings you much success. He looked very good. So did Bill Bray, the man whose spot is no longer taken up by Joey Eischen.
  5. Chelsea Cooley looked good too.

  6. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Well, once Clemens comes back, I have some decisions to make. Right now my 10-pitcher staff leads our league in wins/quality starts (even though my team sits in 8th place). But it'll be tough to have to drop someone. Even Saito gave me a save today.
  7. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    I'm sure they would. And I don't know enough about the Blue Jays in the early '90s to have an opinion on Cito.

    But I'll still be very curious to see if Randolph's high opinion of himself matches his acumen come playoff time.
  8. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    We'll they did win back-to-back World Series with him at the helm. Then again, maybe they were "soft" World Series championships.
  9. nafselon

    nafselon Well-Known Member

    Look at their lineup, bench and rotation. Those Blue Jays teams were as potent as any World Series champion in any era.

    1992 Lineup

    C: Pat Borders
    1B: John Olerud
    2B: Roberto Alomar
    3B: Kelly Gruber
    SS: Manuel Lee
    OF: Devon White
    OF: Joe Carter
    OF: Candy Maldonado
    DH: Dave Winfield

    Jeff Kent and Derek Bell were the top two on the bench until they traded Kent for David Cone

    Starting Rotation
    Jimmy Key
    David Cone
    Jack Morris
    Juan Guzman
    Todd Stottlemyre

    Dave Stieb
    David Wells
    Pat Hentgen
    Mike Timlin
    Tom Henke

    The 1993 team was even better IMO. They added Rickey Henderson, Paul Molitor and Tony Fernandez to the offense and added Dave Stewart and Al Leiter to the pitching staff.
  10. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    I am so freaking sick of Angels manager Mike Socialist:

    -Darin Erstad, consistently one of the worst hitters in the majors, goes .091 in 33 minor league rehab at bats - 3 singles - and is rumored to be activatyed AND starting tonight in center field for the Angels.

    -Jared Weaver is 3-0 with a 1.86 era and a WHIP of 0.72(!). And *he* is the one going to be sent down when Colon comes off his rehab. Only Socialist would send down your most effective starting pitcher.

    -Garret Anderson is completely shot as a premier major leaguer. Yet there he is, every day in the 3 or 4 hole. Can't run, doesn't walk, doesn't hit for power. Basically a singles hitter. Yet Socialist will not upset the cart and place him down in the order where he should be.
  11. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    Poindexter, don't forget calling up Howie Kendrick, only to sit him on the bench before going back to Salt Lake, where he batted .517 (15 for 29) upon his return. He's batting .407 in Triple-A this season.
  12. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    He got a limited number of at bats (23 I think) and didn't do much.

    To be honest with you, of all the crap the angels have done with personnel, that one didn't bother me as much.

    Kendrick is in the same mold of so many other Angel hitters: (supposed) high batting average, no plate discipline, no power. The angels have too many of those hitters already - Figgins, Kennedy, Cabrera, Erstad and now Anderson.

    Of course, hitting .400 is another thing.

    The angels seem to be clear. Second base is Kennedy's and they aren't giving the spot to Kendrick until they are completely out of it for 2006.

    But promoting a .091 player (who is shot) and keeping down a .407 young player is pure Stoneman/Scioscia.
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