NLDS: Atlanta Braves vs. Los Angeles Dodgers. Kershaw to start on 3 days rest.

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#101 Posted by GameboyTroy (2454 posts) -
Congrats to the Dominicans on their win, 3-0 against PR, so no point in arguing. Proud of my squad, and now lets get ready for the MLB season to start. Master_Live
I'm glad that some Dominicans are on my home MLB team.
#102 Posted by Bobbles (11678 posts) -
Congrats to the Dominicans on their win, 3-0 against PR, so no point in arguing. Proud of my squad, and now lets get ready for the MLB season to start. Master_Live
Ricans are scum. My dad is example of this, f*ck him.
#103 Posted by X360PS3AMD05 (36296 posts) -
Well that was odd, i thought the teams who were off for like a week would play first and we'd end up with a Japan-DR final but whatever.........surprised it to the Dominicans so long to win one. As they say they won with their "JV team" ^ Reminds me of the article on Tony Pena Joe Po wrote and then in the comments someone says "He stepped down from the Royals cause he cheated on his wife with another married woman" I don't think race is the problem, people just come from dysfunctional environments and don't get any help, like in my case, but i will admit it does seem like a lot of Mexicans around here are ghetto.
#104 Posted by Master_Live (12318 posts) -

Hanley out 8 weeks

Chapman to go back to the bullpen

 

What an absolutely disastrous decision by the Reds. SOB Dusty Baker needs to be put out of his misery. Hey Dusty, you know why starting pitchers get $100 million contracts and relievers do not? BECAUSE STARTERS ARE MORE VALUABLE. They can pitch 6 innings or a complete game, relievers are dime a dozen. And Chapman F-U too, guy with no initiative, "I wanna be a closer", fine, so be it.

 

[QUOTE="Master_Live"]Congrats to the Dominicans on their win, 3-0 against PR, so no point in arguing. Proud of my squad, and now lets get ready for the MLB season to start. Bobbles
Ricans are scum. My dad is example of this, f*ck him.

Well, fathers who don't take care of business (if that if what you are referring to) are scum. We can agree on that.

#105 Posted by Oleg_Huzwog (21885 posts) -

On the plus side, this makes it harder for  Baker to destroy Chapman's arm.

#106 Posted by Master_Live (12318 posts) -
#107 Posted by Oleg_Huzwog (21885 posts) -

Problem: roster relies heavily upon high-priced aging injury-prone former stars

Solution:  trade for another high-priced aging injury-prone former star

#108 Posted by Ring_of_fire (15601 posts) -

Problem: roster relies heavily upon high-priced aging injury-prone former stars

Solution:  trade for another high-priced aging injury-prone former star

Oleg_Huzwog
They must not believe in the saying "trying the same thing more than once and expect different results is the definition of insanity".
#109 Posted by Master_Live (12318 posts) -
Angels are picking much of the tab, Yanks have been ravage by injuries and Cashman and Co. have been right on target keeping the payroll under 189 mill for next year so they can reset the tax hit. So lets be fair.
#110 Posted by Master_Live (12318 posts) -
#111 Posted by Oleg_Huzwog (21885 posts) -

Wainwright extend with Cards.Master_Live

Seems risky for a guy who hasn't really pitched like an ace since 2010.  But if he returns to ace form this season, his price on the open market next winter could have been higher, so I guess you could describe it as a calculated risk for St Louis.

#112 Posted by Master_Live (12318 posts) -
#113 Posted by Namgis (3510 posts) -
#114 Posted by Namgis (3510 posts) -

Over or Under,

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62 wins for the Astros this year?

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My vote, Under. Past 2 years, 106 and 107 loses.

#115 Posted by Master_Live (12318 posts) -
I would say under.
#116 Posted by Namgis (3510 posts) -
#117 Posted by Master_Live (12318 posts) -
Contracts are contracts, but I wonder if A-Rod comes back and truly sucks if he would be so ashamed that he would retire.
#118 Posted by Namgis (3510 posts) -

One would hope so. I have little faith he will. Been a .270 hitter the last 3 years, I don't see him getting to even that when he returns. All depends on his ego, if he truly is convinced he has a shot at the HR record, he'll stick around. Still got 5 years left on his deal and only 108 away from Aaron. $114 million is too much to pass up on too.

#119 Posted by Master_Live (12318 posts) -
Yep, and he would get no credit if he actually retired (not that he should) unlike, lets say, someone like Jeter who would be praised endlessly if he did something of the sort.
#120 Posted by Blabadon (23784 posts) -
Verlander in Detroit is awesome. Bring us Tigers fan a title man, it's been too long.
#121 Posted by Namgis (3510 posts) -

In a perfect world, I would want Jeter to move over to third and make A-Roid the everyday DH, if he's productive. Jeter has lost a step, but still getting it done at the plate. If Jeter were to retire after this season, continuing his recent success, he would be lauded for going out 'on top'. So many athletes linger long past their expiration date, and tarnish their reputation. I see #13 sitting at the top of that list soon.

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They really need to develop better infield prospects. Most of their talent is in the OF.

#122 Posted by yokofox33 (28406 posts) -

The Marlins are so terrible that they have Placido Polanco projected as their clean up hitter. Placido Polanco....

#123 Posted by Boston_Boyy (3812 posts) -

The Marlins are so terrible that they have Placido Polanco projected as their clean up hitter. Placido Polanco....

yokofox33

Relevant article

#124 Posted by yokofox33 (28406 posts) -

[QUOTE="yokofox33"]

The Marlins are so terrible that they have Placido Polanco projected as their clean up hitter. Placido Polanco....

Boston_Boyy

Relevant article

I do think the Marlins will suck, but Miami News Times has ZERO credibility. What horrible writing and journalism. Apparently the only important thing about a baseball player is homeruns, rbis, and batting average according to the author. What a frigging joke...

#125 Posted by CJL13 (19137 posts) -

http://deadspin.com/the-brewers-arent-allowing-fans-to-bring-their-own-por-464077483

Tragic.

#126 Posted by yokofox33 (28406 posts) -

What a start to the Marlins' year! One day before the start of the season we put 2/5 of our starting rotation on the DL with shoulder injuries (Nathan Eovaldi and Henderson Alvarez). Add to the fact Jacob Turner was sent down to the minors for sucking in ST and basically 3/5 of the projected starting rotation will be out for awhile. Ironically, those are the 3 pitchers we got back in trades last year. We sure know how to pick em! 110 losses here we come!

On the bright side, Jose Fernandez (one of the best pitching prospects in all of baseball) will be called up to start against the Mets next Sunday.

#127 Posted by PSP107 (11372 posts) -
Why is MLB opening with Rangers vs Astros anyway?
#128 Posted by Master_Live (12318 posts) -
Why is MLB opening with Rangers vs Astros anyway?PSP107
Because Astros are moving to the AL, sort of getting them welcome and started in the right track. Plus this is suppose to be a "rivalry" game.
#129 Posted by Boston_Boyy (3812 posts) -

Why is MLB opening with Rangers vs Astros anyway?PSP107
I don't understand why everyone doesn't just open on the same day.  The first game could be at noon in Washington D.C., so that the next 14 games could be stacked from there with all games beginning no later than 4:15 local time.  That or play 14 during the day/early evening and have a night cap on national TV.

#130 Posted by Master_Live (12318 posts) -
Tonight's game acts as a "Monday Night Football" game, you clear all out and showcase this opening game. Plus there are NCAA March Madness considerations. Florida/Michigan 2:10-4:55, Duke/Louisville 4:55-7:00, Baseball Tonight 7:00-8:00, then the game at 8:00.
#131 Posted by X360PS3AMD05 (36296 posts) -
Did I post that article about the Marlins suing their own fans? lol, and yes they should all be on the same day with Cincinnati being the first game.
SOB Dusty Baker needs to be put out of his misery. Hey Dusty, you know why starting pitchers get $100 million contracts and relievers do not? BECAUSE STARTERS ARE MORE VALUABLE. They can pitch 6 innings or a complete game, relievers are dime a dozen. And Chapman F-U too, guy with no initiative, "I wanna be a closer", fine, so be it. Master_Live
Fact! Yah know what, i'm kinda tired of hearing about the Marlins, how many other teams can say they have two WS titles in the past 20 years? They're fine, they shouldn't win another one for a while anyway and let the Cubs win one.
#132 Posted by Master_Live (12318 posts) -

Rangers defense sure looks great, Cruz and Kinsler screwing all over.

#133 Posted by yokofox33 (28406 posts) -

Astros winning it all this year.

#134 Posted by Put_in_Kitna (2547 posts) -

Astros winning it all this year.

yokofox33

#135 Posted by Master_Live (12318 posts) -

CC was laboring today, 86-89 on his fastball for most of the day but was able to creep to 92-93 a couple of times. 5 innings, 102 pitches.

#136 Posted by Master_Live (12318 posts) -
#137 Posted by GamerForca (7036 posts) -
Braves Home Run Derby standings through 1 1/3 inning: Freeman 1 Uggla 1
#138 Posted by Ring_of_fire (15601 posts) -
[QUOTE="GamerForca"]Braves Home Run Derby standings through 1 1/3 inning: Freeman 1 Uggla 1

I suspect Heyward will join them next inning. Him or J-Up.
#139 Posted by ps3theJT (1137 posts) -

Great Win for the Dodgers. Kershaw pitch great against the Giants as usual. A sub-2.00 ERA against the giants in his career. Even hit his first career homerun. 

#140 Posted by CJL13 (19137 posts) -

Well Axford still sucks.

#141 Posted by GamerForca (7036 posts) -
[QUOTE="GamerForca"]Braves Home Run Derby standings through 1 1/3 inning: Freeman 1 Uggla 1

So it's a three-way tie between Freeman, Uggla, and J-Up after 1 game.
#142 Posted by yokofox33 (28406 posts) -

I'm so happy I have Kershaw and King Felix leading my fantasy rotation.

#143 Posted by X360PS3AMD05 (36296 posts) -
Remember when people made a big deal out of the Panda losing weight? Dude always looked like a blimp to me IDK WTH they're talking about.......also Kershaw is the worst curtain call taker ever.
#144 Posted by PSP107 (11372 posts) -
Tonight's game acts as a "Monday Night Football" game, you clear all out and showcase this opening game. Plus there are NCAA March Madness considerations. Florida/Michigan 2:10-4:55, Duke/Louisville 4:55-7:00, Baseball Tonight 7:00-8:00, then the game at 8:00. Master_Live
NFL kick offs their season on Thursday nights.
#145 Posted by Oleg_Huzwog (21885 posts) -

I'm so happy I have Kershaw and King Felix leading my fantasy rotation.

yokofox33

How do you have both?  Is it only like a 4-team league?

#146 Posted by Master_Live (12318 posts) -
[QUOTE="Master_Live"]Tonight's game acts as a "Monday Night Football" game, you clear all out and showcase this opening game. Plus there are NCAA March Madness considerations. Florida/Michigan 2:10-4:55, Duke/Louisville 4:55-7:00, Baseball Tonight 7:00-8:00, then the game at 8:00. PSP107
NFL kick offs their season on Thursday nights.

Not my point. The point was that MLB clears the schedule for Opening Night like Monday Night Football is the only game that day.
#147 Posted by Master_Live (12318 posts) -

[QUOTE="yokofox33"]

I'm so happy I have Kershaw and King Felix leading my fantasy rotation.

Oleg_Huzwog

How do you have both?  Is it only like a 4-team league?

In a 12 team league you could had gotten Kershaw at the end of the 1st round, early 2nd plus get King Felix in the 3rd since some people were weary of reports about some elbow discomfort.
#148 Posted by Master_Live (12318 posts) -

I'm so happy I have King Felix leading my fantasy rotation.

yokofox33
Yeah, have him in 3 of my teams. Lets see how that elbow holds up.
#149 Posted by yokofox33 (28406 posts) -

[QUOTE="yokofox33"]

I'm so happy I have Kershaw and King Felix leading my fantasy rotation.

Oleg_Huzwog

How do you have both?  Is it only like a 4-team league?

10-team league. My offense isn't anything special though. Braun is really my only offensive star.

#150 Posted by PSP107 (11372 posts) -
[QUOTE="PSP107"][QUOTE="Master_Live"]Tonight's game acts as a "Monday Night Football" game, you clear all out and showcase this opening game. Plus there are NCAA March Madness considerations. Florida/Michigan 2:10-4:55, Duke/Louisville 4:55-7:00, Baseball Tonight 7:00-8:00, then the game at 8:00. Master_Live
NFL kick offs their season on Thursday nights.

Not my point. The point was that MLB clears the schedule for Opening Night like Monday Night Football is the only game that day.

Well MLB shouldnt do that considering there is a million games that need to be played in 162 season. There should of been more than one game before the Sunday night game.