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Offline Joshpr

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #125 on: May 24, 2011, 09:35:49 pm »
Heh

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #126 on: May 24, 2011, 09:40:31 pm »
Twins just broke a 4-game losing skid -- they're streaking again!

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #127 on: May 25, 2011, 03:13:53 am »
I can't believe I beat joshpr to this important breaking news:


Puertorican former White Sox infielder Alex Cintrón retires

http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/05/24/veteran-infielder-alex-cintron-opts-for-retirement/

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #128 on: May 25, 2011, 08:43:30 am »
who's the guy in the pic?

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #129 on: May 25, 2011, 08:52:29 am »
who's the guy in the pic?

Looks like everyone's favorite CFer, Rob Mackowiak.

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #130 on: May 25, 2011, 09:24:49 am »
I think you are right.  And that was an all too often look from Robby

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #131 on: May 25, 2011, 01:35:06 pm »
I decided to take a gander at the standings today -- man, the AL is one big pile of suck.   Just one team that is more than 5 games above .500.

Wild card - just 4.0 games back...

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #132 on: May 25, 2011, 03:39:23 pm »
That'll change once inter league starts...

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #133 on: May 25, 2011, 04:15:29 pm »
What do you mean by that? Interleague has already begun since we faced the Dodgers.

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #134 on: May 25, 2011, 04:51:55 pm »
Twins just broke a 4-game losing skid -- they're streaking again!

So much for the streaking Twinkies as they're shut out by Seattle 3 - 0:

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2011_05_25_seamlb_minmlb_1&mode=wrap

This season the Twinkie's record is now 5-13 at Target Field.  The Humpdome home field advantage is long gone.

BTW, where are the "when are they going to fire Gardy" columns?  There sure were plenty of 'fire Ozzie' stories both locally and nationally when the White Sox were the cellar dwellers in the AL Central.  So why is the press going easy on the genius Gardenhire when his team has the worst record in MLB playing at a .333 clip?


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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #135 on: May 25, 2011, 05:43:32 pm »
This season the Twinkie's record is now 5-13 at Target Field.  The Humpdome home field advantage is long gone.

Wondered last year when that would happen. Kinda fridgid up there in Norse country

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #136 on: May 25, 2011, 07:26:14 pm »
You beat me bad Andy, I saw that when I was reading up when I got home. He was playing superior league down home for his hometown last year

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #137 on: May 26, 2011, 03:11:24 pm »
tough loss for the defending World Champions:

UPDATE: Buster Posey is out for the year with a fractured bone “in his lower left leg”

http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/05/26/buster-posey-broken-leg-and-torn-ligaments-brandon-belt-called-up/


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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #138 on: May 26, 2011, 09:04:18 pm »
Almost the end of may... and Cleveland has the best record in baseball... who'd have seen that coming?

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #139 on: May 26, 2011, 09:11:40 pm »
Still don't think they can sustain it.  But even if they do, the only thing the Sox need to do to win the division is beat up on them.

I'm keeping my eye on Detroit, they strike me as the Sox real competition.

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #140 on: May 27, 2011, 10:27:06 am »
We have the Injuns number so far this year.  I'll bet it is just one of those quirky baseball things with no explanation.  Bad news for them though. 

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #141 on: June 01, 2011, 04:45:19 pm »
I didn't think there was a worse Chicago team than the Sox this year but I think the Cubs are winning that title.  I know they've been decimated by injuries but they were pretty terrible even before that.  Boy are they bad.

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #142 on: June 01, 2011, 05:06:04 pm »
Twins are sinking like a rock and the Cubs are challenging Houston for last place in the NL.  Now if only the Yankees would start sucking wind....

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #143 on: June 01, 2011, 05:48:28 pm »
It seems like every other day it's kablooey late in the game for the Twins or the Cubs and until recently, the Sox.

But for the Cubs and Sox, it's not quite as bad as it seems (not to say "good", just "not horrid"). Here's the ranking of teams by blown saves, which is kind of surprising. There are two teams, LAA and StL, ahead of MIN on that score, and both are strong contenders currently.

http://espn.go.com/mlb/stats/team/_/stat/pitching/sort/blownSaves/type/expanded/order/true

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #144 on: June 01, 2011, 08:29:12 pm »
Wow...a unbelievably classy move by Barry Bonds:

Barry Bonds to pay college bills for kids of beaten Giants fan

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big_league_stew/post/Barry-Bonds-will-pay-college-bills-for-Bryan-Sto?urn=mlb-wp7656

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #145 on: June 01, 2011, 08:59:17 pm »
Twins lose again. 

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #146 on: June 01, 2011, 09:22:44 pm »
Here's the ranking of teams by blown saves

Check out the numbers for Quality Starts on the basic stats rankings.  Northside Failures are trailing the pack by a good-sized margin.

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #147 on: June 02, 2011, 10:27:43 am »
Here's the ranking of teams by blown saves

Check out the numbers for Quality Starts on the basic stats rankings.  Northside Failures are trailing the pack by a good-sized margin.

Quality starts...they should have a stat like that for position players.

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #148 on: June 03, 2011, 12:03:15 pm »
Saw on MLB Network that the Tribe staff ERA over last 8 games is 8.22. Have kind of been waiting for that staff to falter.

Even if you look at their stats for the entire month of May, not that impressive. They're down there with some fairly not-good teams.

Unless they're going to buck the "less offense everywhere" trend (for instance, the only game where any team has scored 10 runs and lost this year is the season opener vs. the Sox, compare that to 5 or 10 years ago), they need to shore up that staff, or continue to hit, and a lot. A real lot.

http://espn.go.com/mlb/stats/team/_/stat/pitching/split/41

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #149 on: June 03, 2011, 12:21:48 pm »
I think they will continue to hit.  But there's no way that pitching staff is going to hold up throughout the season.

AL Central is a race between the Sox and Tigs.  Sox better take 2 of 3.  I'm conceding the Jackson v. Verlander game on Saturday.

 

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