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Postby BaseballFann0008 » Sun Aug 28, 2005 9:56 pm

how embarassing


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Postby TheYanks04 » Sun Aug 28, 2005 10:00 pm

Nice of them to be equal opportunity pains in the a**es. We are 4-9 vs TB this year. It is th eleast they could do for us.
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Postby San D » Sun Aug 28, 2005 10:09 pm

If everything fell right....TB next year:

1 Lugo SS
2 Crawford LF
3 Huff 1B
4 Cantu 2B
5 Gomes DH
6 Baldelli CF
7 Upton 3B
8 Young RF
9 Hall? C

Man that's pretty darn good. Orvella, Borowski, and Baez are good for the pen. Imagine if they could sign a couple of FA's to go along with Kazmir.
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Postby TheYanks04 » Sun Aug 28, 2005 10:18 pm

Except their pitching staff will be Kazmir and a bunch of stiffs. Their bullpen will likely lose Baez at some point because they will trade him rather than pay him and the rest of their pen is pretty awful.

All hitting, no pitching has not helped the Rangers or the Os compete in their respective divisions. The Drays really have zero chance on their budget in the AL East of all places. The Yanks, Red Sox and Os are all big budget teams and there is virtually no shot of someone like TB taking out all 3 of them in any given year to say nohing of the Jays who also have a pretty decent team on a mid-scale budget.
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Postby baseball6791 » Sun Aug 28, 2005 10:34 pm

I think that TB has a chance to develop into a pretty decent ballclub in the future if they spend some $$$. They have a good group of young hitters, and Kazmir to anchor the rotation. If they would spend some money and get some FA pitchers they could compete.
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Postby TheYanks04 » Sun Aug 28, 2005 10:51 pm

They won't though. Not with the current ownership.
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Postby San D » Sun Aug 28, 2005 10:53 pm

Yeah, their payroll is barely more than A-Rod. If they were to ever decide to spend a little, now is the time. The pieces are in place.
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Postby Fireball Express » Sun Aug 28, 2005 10:57 pm

The Devil Rays seem to have gotten better since they traded for Borowski. He's been lights out in middle relief, owning the 8th inning. He's gotten little, if any press here at the Cafe. How about some props Jo Bo?!?! ;-D
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Postby baseball6791 » Sun Aug 28, 2005 11:06 pm

TheYanks04 wrote:They won't though. Not with the current ownership.


I agree, which is why much of the young talent there will go to waste. But, as San D said if there is ever a time for them to spend it is now.
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Postby Red Stripe » Sun Aug 28, 2005 11:24 pm

I agree with Yanks04, under the current ownership they won't be doing crap. They got some nice young talent, the hitting part of that talent will probably all be up next year while the pitching part of that talent still has a ways to go(Those couple of former Rice pitchers like Niemann and Townsend and I think theres a couple more decent pitchers in their farm system.) But with the ownership doing business the way it does, I don't see them doing crap until they get someone new to run it.
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