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edited July 2010 in Singularity Engine++
Schide wrote: »
All right, league set up on Yahoo, head-to-head. Draft date friday March 19 8:15 EDT. Can be changed if we get a better consensus.

League ID# 238249

Password: maxfactor

Open to all, let's try to get at least eight and have it be an even number.

Yahoo also has live stat tracking free this year, so that's nice.






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FROM WHEN WE WEREN'T AN EVIL SOULSUCKING EMPIRE


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TO WHEN WE ARE AN EVIL SOULSUCKING EMPIRE

WE OWN BASEBALL

AND NONE OF YOU FUCKS CAN CHANGE THAT*

Herein since we're bored as fuck until spring training, you talk about:
  • How great the yankees are
  • How much the yankees suck
  • trades
  • rumors
  • how much your team sucks
  • how much the nationals sucks
  • jesus fucking christ the nationals
  • why geebs may kill himself this year
  • why hope springs eternal for geebs every year

*please for the love of christ implement a salary cap

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  • MarthMarth Contemplative Kermit Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I'm not ready to think about baseball right now.

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  • altlat55altlat55 Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I want it to start tonight!

  • nateknatek Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
  • Zen VulgarityZen Vulgarity Ask me about Super Propane and Super Propane accessoriesRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    yes natek

    feast upon its glory

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  • STATE OF THE ART ROBOTSTATE OF THE ART ROBOT Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Kinda glad the Tigers got a pitcher and a pitcher prospect out of trading Granderson.

  • SchideSchide You have dreams Everybody watching at home has dreamsRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    What brilliant OP images we now have.

    Anyway, details on the impending Halladay/Lee/prospects trade(s).

    To summarize: (aka copy/paste)

    PHILLIES GET …
    RHP Roy Halladay (from Toronto)
    *RHP Phillippe Aumont (from Seattle)
    *OF Tyson Gillies (from Seattle)
    *RHP Juan Ramirez (from Seattle)
    $6 million cash (from Toronto)
    MARINERS GET …
    LHP Cliff Lee (from Philadelphia)
    BLUE JAYS GET …
    *C Travis d'Arnaud (from Philadelphia)
    *RHP Kyle Drabek (from Philadelphia)
    *1B/3B Brett Wallace (from Oakland)
    A'S GET …
    *OF Michael Taylor (from Philadelphia via Toronto)

    This is like the hugest trade ever. Two CY Young winners, some top frigging tier prospects, four teams. Dang.

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  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited December 2009
    apparently one of those players failed their physical

  • SchideSchide You have dreams Everybody watching at home has dreamsRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Huh.

    Well, I guess we'll just have to wait until the trade is finalized before we know the exact details then.

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  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited December 2009
    guess it was a false rumor, trade was just announced officially.

  • Zen VulgarityZen Vulgarity Ask me about Super Propane and Super Propane accessoriesRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    robothero wrote: »
    apparently one of those players failed their physical

    quiet with your lies

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  • humblehumble Registered User
    edited December 2009
    so are these prospects any good?

    for the jays obviously

    man i hope the phillies win the world series next year so Doc can get himself a ring

  • Cornell002Cornell002 Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Where are the "omfg Red Sox got John Lackey and will probably getting at least one of these guys: Beltre/Holliday/Bay/Gonzalez" posts?





    Cause, we are going to destroy the Yanks this year

  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited December 2009
    humble wrote: »
    so are these prospects any good?

    for the jays obviously

    man i hope the phillies win the world series next year so Doc can get himself a ring

    Drabek could potentially be a stud, but he had tommy johns recently

    Taylor was a stud last year although he is a big strikeout guy

    I don't know anything about the catcher

  • humblehumble Registered User
    edited December 2009
  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited December 2009
    although you guys dont have taylor anymore

  • humblehumble Registered User
    edited December 2009
    oh well

    i anticipate at least 3 more years of sucking terrible
    maybe more
    looks like we have a good crop of stud pitchers

  • SenjutsuSenjutsu fiddy too Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    So did Matsui sign with the Angels? I heard that somewhere

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  • SchideSchide You have dreams Everybody watching at home has dreamsRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    All three of the prospects the Blue Jays now have out of that deal are considered pretty good. Drabek is still very highly regarded, #2 on the Phillies top prospects chart as of last month. D'Arnaud was #4 on that list. (Taylor was #3). Brett Wallace was also up there for the A's and overall.

    So for getting prospects, you should be fairly pleased.

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  • humblehumble Registered User
    edited December 2009
    the only exciting part left is where Bay is going to sign

  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    It seems that the Nats are looking at any pitcher out there, with the intent of signing at least two starters before spring training, one of them possibly a #2 starter.

    They went and looked at Aroldis Chapman the other day and are talking about Joel Pineiro, Jon Garland and Jason Marquis as well.

  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited December 2009
  • ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    A sure fire upgrade from the guy who dominated both leagues over the last two years and has a 1.56 post season ERA.

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  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited December 2009
    Yep! The only way to upgrade from that is get a guy who was slightly more dominant (in the AL East too) and lock him up long term.

  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited December 2009
    but seriously though Cliff Lee was like my favorite non-Phillie and I really wanted to keep him.

  • ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    As I understand it Lee was looking for an even longer term contract and that's why he was traded.

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  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited December 2009
    Butters wrote: »
    As I understand it Lee was looking for an even longer term contract and that's why he was traded.

    He is looking for CC-type money, which I don't think the Phillies can afford. So instead of "renting" him for the year and then letting him walk, they moved him to replenish the farm and get Halladay for the next 4-5 years.

  • ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I heard CC length of contract but not quite CC money.

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  • Zen VulgarityZen Vulgarity Ask me about Super Propane and Super Propane accessoriesRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Senjutsu wrote: »
    So did Matsui sign with the Angels? I heard that somewhere

    Yes he did.

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  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited December 2009
    Butters wrote: »
    I heard CC length of contract but not quite CC money.

    Who knows, regardless if given the option of having Cliff Lee for 1 year, or probably slightly better than Cliff Lee for 4+ years, I'd take the latter.

  • ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    robothero wrote: »
    Butters wrote: »
    I heard CC length of contract but not quite CC money.

    Who knows, regardless if given the option of having Cliff Lee for 1 year, or probably slightly better than Cliff Lee for 4+ years, I'd take the latter.

    Yeah well you know what? You're gay.

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  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited December 2009
    These things happen

  • SchideSchide You have dreams Everybody watching at home has dreamsRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I think my favorite part of the Halladay deal is that I'll actually get to watch him pitch at least one game. I mean, when's the last time the Blue Jays had a nationally televised game? They might have had some at some point but I'll be damned if I can remember. Hell, if he's pitching a game here against the Pirates I might actually decide to go see a game for the first time in a few years.

    In other news, ESPN named Mariano Rivera its Cy Young of the decade. Which is just, well, another prime example of how closers are still overrated in the public perception.

    Don't get me wrong, Rivera is probably the best closer of all time, but he's been nowhere near the most valuable pitcher in that span. Now obviously they are factoring in his postseason work, which was mighty impressive, but then again he had every single year but one to display his work, whereas certain starters such as Halladay and Santana just haven't had much opportunity in the postseason, but if you wanted to look at a stat like WAR, (at least since they started keeping track of it in 02) they both have at least double the value of Rivera, as does Sabathia. And they've actually won the award. Even Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez still have at least a dozen more WAR in that span.

    Oh well, it's meaningless.

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  • ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Santana's had a fair amount of postseason appearances but Halladay hasn't had any at all.

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  • humblehumble Registered User
    edited December 2009
    blue jays games were on everyday

  • thanimationsthanimations Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    ESPN is dumb about baseball. MLB Network did a Prime 9 for the decade and I don't even recall Rovera being on the list. Randy was number 1 for them.

  • SchideSchide You have dreams Everybody watching at home has dreamsRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    humble wrote: »
    blue jays games were on everyday

    Wrong nation.

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  • humblehumble Registered User
    edited December 2009
    Schide wrote: »
    humble wrote: »
    blue jays games were on everyday

    Wrong nation.

    nope

    the right nation
    the best nation

  • RabidDeathMooseRabidDeathMoose Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Watching him pitch is... well it's a god damn clinic every time he steps on the mound. Even on his off days he still grinds out wins, with the jays no less.

    Edit - Well previously at least.

  • SchideSchide You have dreams Everybody watching at home has dreamsRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Oh screw you, ESPN! The Pirates got totally shafted.

    Blah blah blah, Yankees are the best team of the decade, whatever. But they named the EXPOS/NATIONALS as the worst team of the decade! That's ridiculous! The Pirates have clearly been the worst baseball team for the past 17 years, let alone the past decade. They give reasons like how the Expos moved and whatever, but come on.

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  • SchideSchide You have dreams Everybody watching at home has dreamsRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Cubs fans rejoice! He is gone, never to return!

    Cubs trade Bradley for Carlos Silva

    Surely now you will win the World Series next season.

    EDIT: Haha, holy shit, why in god's name is Silva making $12 million? That is just...wow.

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