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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. lantaur

    lantaur Well-Known Member

    It will be interesting to see the month-by-month progress (or regress) of the Orioles when the season is over. I just read a story that said it will take until at least June for pitchers to start showing improvement under the Mazzone plan. Cabrera has been pitching better of late as has Rodrigo Lopez. Benson has been pretty steady. Chen has blown, but then again he sucked in Atlanta under Mazzone, too. Bedard is a mystery. He'll be interesting to track.
  2. leo1

    leo1 Active Member

    i don't know if this was raised earlier in this thread, but are any of the joe girardi haters ready to eat some crow? the marlins don't look so bad after all. no one's saying they'll challenge the mets for first place this year, but some of their rookies are starting to look legit -- josh johnson, willingham (though he just went on the DL), hanley ramirez, uggla.
  3. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Only an asshat douchebag like yourself would think the Reds are playing well.

    Adam Dunn does shit with runners on base, and the team's next clutch hit will be it's first.

  4. zimbabwe

    zimbabwe Active Member

    Reds got their first clutch hit.

    And the name is Dumas.

    (I could care less, too. But timing is everything.)

    Joe Blanton owns my M's.
  5. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Honestly, I forgot they were playing a business man's special.
  6. pallister

    pallister Guest

    Reds face the White Sox this weekend I believe. Haven't seen Cincy play all year. Do they really have the kind of team that could give Chicago problems?
  7. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    The Reds have a very solid club, except for maybe the bullpen.
  8. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    It really depends on the pitching matchups. Claussen goes Friday, Milton on Saturday and Harang on Sunday. Not sure who's going for the Pale Hose.

    The Reds hitting is so up and (mostly) down, it's embarassing. They can hit home runs wherever, but they can't play defense worth a lick. And while the starting pitching has shown tremendous improvement from the last few years, the bullpen is, at best, suspect. And you can't say it's from being overused.
  9. pallister

    pallister Guest

    If the rotation holds, Garcia, Contreras and Garland. Garcia's pitching terribly in the last month, Contreras hasn't lost since last summer and Garland's coming off a good outing against a potent Texas lineup.
  10. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member


    And by the way ... how's the treatment for multiple personality disorder going? :D
  11. Rick Ankiel is done for the year. Will the last one in the "Ankiel will someday put his act together" club please turn out the light on your way out the door?
  12. The Twins DFA'd Tony (real name Leocadio) Batista (and about time).

    What are the odds that the ex-Expo winds up with the Nationals? GM Bowden loves washed up ex-Expos.
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