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Pick your Pony. 2011 National League Rookie of the Year

Poll ended at Sat Jul 02, 2011 6:46 am

Anthony Rizzo
0
No votes
Danny Espinosa
11
37%
Domonic Brown
1
3%
Dillon Gee
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3%
Craig Kimbrel
4
13%
Freddie Freeman
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No votes
Brandon Beachy
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33%
Dillon Gee
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Josh Collmenter
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Craig Kimbrel
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Total votes : 30

7/1 Venting, Cheering, Huff's Ding Dongs, and Dominion Day.

Postby wrveres » Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:46 am

Pick your Pony Previous Results.

How bout a little morning Metallica while you read? (i love the fact that spell checker has Metallica in its database) :-)

Happy Dominion Day, AKA, how little i know about the tree huggers to our north.
wikipedia wrote:Frequently referred to as "Canada's birthday", today marks the occasion of the joining of the British North American colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Province of Canada into a federation of four provinces (the Province of Canada being divided, in the process, into Ontario and Quebec) on July 1, 1867. Canada became a kingdom in its own right on that date, but the British Parliament kept limited rights of political control over the new country that were shed by stages over the years until the last vestiges were surrendered in 1982
8-o It took Canadians 115 years to earn their freedom? You know what would of removed about 114 years off this "Freedom Movement"? .... Bullets! Its just a bunch of trees!! The Brits would of just walked away! There's nothing there. Some bears, some fish, some otters, and lots and lots and lots .. of trees.

Im just kinda curious here, and way too lazy to research it myself. What kinda shakedown payments were you guys paying to the British Mafia for those 115 years? Serious question .. anybody know? :-]

Anyways ... Happy "Freedom Day" Canada. i guess.

Here's some more anniversaries for ya. Many of them more important. Like say Bruce Bochy's shot! Maybe today should be Bruce Bochy day.
Chris Jaffe
Day-versaries
    7,000 days since Randy Johnson walked 10 batters in one game, which ties his career high. His line on the day: 4.1 IP, 3 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 10 BB, 3 K.
    7,000 days since Rickey Henderson stole his 1,000th base, obviously the first, last, and only person to do that.
Anniversaries
    1963 Umpire Tom Gorman doesn’t know who is heckling him from the dugout, so he decides to thumb Don Hoak. Problem: Hoak is in the bullpen, 380 feet away. No matter—he’s been ejected so he’s got to leave
    1968 After 47.2 scoreless innings in a row, Bob Gibson gives up a run. It happens when backup catcher Bruce Edwards lets a ball get away from him for a wild pitch. After this play, Gibson goes 23 more innings in a row without allowing a run.
    1976 In an exhibition game pitting the Indians against the Toledo minor league team, Cleveland’s player-manager Frank Robinson gets in an argument with opposing pitcher Bob Reynolds. Being the tough kid from Oakland that he is, Robinson flattens Reynolds with a right-left combination, and is ejected.
    1979 Joe Morgan gets his first sacrifice hit since July 18, 1974
    1980 Jim Kaat becomes the last major league pitcher to last longer than nine innings with neither a strikeout or a walk allowed. His line: 9.2 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 0 K.
    1982 Earl Weaver moves Cal Ripken to shortstop
    1983 Tommy Lasorda manages his 1,000th game. His record: 564-436
    1985 Bruce Bochy, of all people, hits the only walk-off home run Nolan Ryan ever surrendered. SD 6, HOU 5 (10).
    2001 Vladimir Guerrero hits his first career grand slam. It’ll be his only one in Montreal.
    2004 Sammy Sosa hits his 10th and final walk-off home run.
Am I the only one that thinks California should have its own Division? Do what you need to with Seatlle, Arizona and Colorado, maybe combine them with Texas and Houston .. but California should have its own division. With the volume of baseball that’s played out here already, I think it would blow up rivalry wise. Just make sure all their AAA teams are in the state too. It would be huge!
Rob Neyer: As I'm sure you recall, a few weeks ago there was some loose (though highly enjoyable) talk about some significant MLB realignment, one aspect of which would require shifting a National League franchise to the American. And among the few candidates for such a shift, perhaps the most obvious is Houston, which could slide right into the American League West. One of the rationales for moving the Astros into the AL Central is more games with the Texas Rangers, supposedly the Astros' "natural rivals." Not everybody's excited about that prospect, though.
I hear Phil Hughes should be back soon.
;-7 Joe Pawlikowski: Without two key moves last year, the Diamondbacks probably wouldn’t find themselves in contention for a playoff spot. While the team’s offense, fourth in the NL in wOBA, has carried it most of the way to its 44-38 record, the other components are not as impressive. Their team defensive efficiency is right at the league average, so they’re not getting help much there. The starting rotation as a whole hasn’t fared particularly well, ranking 11th in ERA, 10th in FIP, and 14th in xFIP in the NL. But two pitchers are helping keep them afloat ...
WTF? Can somebody please explain Colorado's freakish fascination with scrubby 2B types? I dont get it. I admit it. I don't understand why they feel they need for 4 or 5 middle infield types on the roster at all times! Help please! WHIR!
Rockies acquired 2B Mark Ellis and cash considerations from the Athletics for RHP Bruce Billings and a player to be named later.
So much for first place. You should of taken my advice Derek and just procreated while you had the chance.
The Yankees have announced that Derek Jeter will play in two minor league rehab games this weekend before hopefully rejoining the club Monday when it begins its series against the Indians.
im so smart. i lit a candle, and it worked. ima light another one for Eric Bedard.
Florida’s Josh Johnson underwent an MRI Wednesday which revealed no structural damage in the ace’s right shoulder.
brilliant idea grey. i want in on some of those "hits".
Grey: (BTW, To all the Googlers who searched for Furbush and weren’t looking for a fantasy baseball site — howdy!)


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Todays Games

Postby wrveres » Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:48 am

Today's Games - Today's (ugh) Weather - Bullpen Report - Press Pass

Its arch rival weekend, and all the teams are tossing out their C options for starting pitcher ... :-t
Im expecting lots of runs as all those bats will be pumped to play against their arch rivals, and there is nothing but a bunch of dirtbags on the mound ... ;-7

Go Padres!
Mariners Suck!

Phillies (51-31) @ Blue Jays (40-42), 1:07pm
PHI: Kyle Kendrick (26, RHP, 4-4, 3.23)
TOR: Ricky Romero (26, LHP, 7-7, 2.74)

Giants (46-36) @ Tigers (44-38), 7:05pm
SFG: Madison Bumgarner (21, LHP, 4-9, 3.84)
DET: Brad Penny (33, RHP, 5-6, 4.66)

Cardinals (44-38) @ Rays (45-36), 7:10pm
STL: Jake Westbrook (33, RHP, 6-4, 5.32)
TBR: Wade Davis (25, RHP, 7-5, 4.32)

Marlins (36-45) @ Rangers (43-39), 8:05pm
FLA: Anibal Sanchez (27, RHP, 6-1, 2.82)
TEX: Alexi Ogando (27, RHP, 7-3, 2.87)

Brewers (44-38) @ Twins (34-45), 8:10pm
MIL: Yovani Gallardo (25, RHP, 9-4, 3.92)
MIN: Francisco Liriano (27, LHP, 4-7, 4.98)

Dodgers (36-46) @ Angels (42-40), 10:05pm
LAD: Hiroki Kuroda (36, RHP, 5-9, 3.10)
LAA: Tyler Chatwood (21, RHP, 5-4, 3.64)

D'backs (44-38) @ Athletics (36-46), 10:05pm
ARI: Joshua Collmenter (25, RHP, 4-4, 2.71)
OAK: Rich Harden (29, RHP, 0-0, undef)

Padres (37-45) @ Mariners (39-42), 10:10pm
SDP: Dustin Moseley (29, RHP, 2-7, 3.03)
SEA: Jason Vargas (28, LHP, 5-5, 3.88)

WhiteSox (40-42) @ Cubs (34-48), 2:20pm
CHW: Edwin Jackson (27, RHP, 4-6, 4.13)
CHC: Randy Wells (28, RHP, 1-2, 6.25)

Pirates (41-39) @ Nationals (40-41), 7:05pm
PIT: Charlie Morton (27, RHP, 7-4, 3.77)
WSN: Tom Gorzelanny (28, LHP, 2-6, 4.18)

Yankees (48-31) @ Mets (41-40), 7:10pm
NYY: Ivan Nova (24, RHP, 7-4, 4.26)
NYM: Jonathon Niese (24, LHP, 7-6, 3.67)

Indians (42-37) @ Reds (42-40), 7:10pm
CLE: Justin Masterson (26, RHP, 5-6, 2.98)
CIN: Bronson Arroyo (34, RHP, 7-6, 5.01)

Orioles (35-43) @ Braves (47-35), 7:35pm
BAL: Jeremy Guthrie (32, RHP, 3-9, 3.93)
ATL: Jair Jurrjens (25, RHP, 10-3, 2.07)

RedSox (46-34) @ Astros (29-53), 8:05pm
BOS: Tim Wakefield (44, RHP, 4-3, 4.54)
HOU: Bud Norris (26, RHP, 4-6, 3.36)

Royals (33-48) @ Rockies (39-42), 8:10pm
KCR: Danny Duffy (22, LHP, 1-2, 4.61)
COL: Juan Nicasio (24, RHP, 2-1, 5.08)
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Re: 7/1 Venting, Cheering, Huff's Ding Dongs, and Dominion D

Postby kab21 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:48 am

So far Espinosa deserves the ROY award but I think he's going to slow down a lot in the 2nd half. Although he could still win because his 1st half has been that good.

Kimbrel is so good that he's in the poll twice...
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Re: 7/1 Venting, Cheering, Huff's Ding Dongs, and Dominion D

Postby BronXBombers51 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:01 am

Possible starters today include Sanchez @Texas, Kuroda @Angels and Bumgarner @Tigers.

It's roto and I'm good in W, L and K but ERA and WHIP need serious work. I'm projected to be 23 IP over the limit so I could start all three, but I just don't know.
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Re: 7/1 Venting, Cheering, Huff's Ding Dongs, and Dominion D

Postby wrveres » Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:30 am

kab21 wrote:So far Espinosa deserves the ROY award but I think he's going to slow down a lot in the 2nd half. Although he could still win because his 1st half has been that good.
Kimbrel is so good that he's in the poll twice...
yeah the poll went hey wire on me, so i had to start a new thread. the old one became the cubs thread thingee.
i wonder who i left out? :-?
Sanchez @Texas,
i know he's been brilliant, but i pretty much sit everybody @Texas, and i am today. I hope he tosses a no hitter.
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Re: 7/1 Venting, Cheering, Huff's Ding Dongs, and Dominion D

Postby bigh0rt » Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:37 am

Dillon Gee-Unit is such a boss he gets listed twice in the poll.

Today is the day I make a stupid decision and potentially cost me my week... sitting Francisco Liriano vs MIL and instead spot starting Rich Harden vs ARI :-o hoping he's all turnt up and ready to fan bats... I only have 3 starts for the week left after this, and unfortunately won't get the Bedard vs SD gem I was banking on for Sunday.
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Re: 7/1 Venting, Cheering, Huff's Ding Dongs, and Dominion D

Postby wrveres » Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:48 am

bigh0rt wrote:Dillon Gee-Unit is such a boss he gets listed twice in the poll..

dammit. now i left two players out.

i left out Juan Miranda and Darwin Barney. I'll get em next time out.
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Re: 7/1 Venting, Cheering, Huff's Ding Dongs, and Dominion D

Postby bigh0rt » Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:15 am

wrveres wrote:
bigh0rt wrote:Dillon Gee-Unit is such a boss he gets listed twice in the poll..

dammit. now i left two players out.

i left out Juan Miranda and Darwin Barney. I'll get em next time out.

There should be 2 Options:
Dillon Gee
Field

And Gee should win unanimously.
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Re: 7/1 Venting, Cheering, Huff's Ding Dongs, and Dominion D

Postby DbacksRback » Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:10 am

I dont know if this is bush league but I have a week pitching line of:
3 wins, 42 k's, 1.45 era, .74 whip, 6 QS, 1 CG
He only has 1 win and 23 k's
I'm beating my opponent in all those cats (but close in era and whip) and he only has 2 starters left so I'm considering benching the 5 starters I have over the next 3 days. I just hate not having pitchers to follow during the night :-b

Through 7 starts this week my worst one was bedard with 7ip 3er
So what do you think about just benching all remaining starters even though its no fun?
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Re: 7/1 Venting, Cheering, Huff's Ding Dongs, and Dominion D

Postby AussieDodger » Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:28 am

I think the title of this is supposed to be "Domonic Day" as he will be the ROY for sure. ;-)
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