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Postby HOOTIE » Tue Aug 21, 2007 10:25 pm

Bonds probably is the most hated guy in sports. But why? He's a saint compared to Michael Vick.

Guess who leads the AL in complete games? Never guess.

Jeff Weaver

Mr. Clutch, David Ortiz, has a .989 ops. But in late & close, he's got a .808 ops, with no hrs and 7 rbis. Guess he forgot his wheaties this year. Where are those clutch lovers when you need them?

Guess who has the most AL hrs in August?

Raul Ibanez

Hughes/Bailey were the poster arms in spring training. I love Lincecum. In a keeper or as a irl gm, i take Lincecum over any of them. Anybody with me?

Why is Clay Buchholz so unnoticed in keeper fantasy leagues?

Arod is the hands down MVP, even if NYY miss the playoffs. Anybody disagree?
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby hail2mex » Tue Aug 21, 2007 10:51 pm

Halladay leads Weaver in Complete games (5 to 3). I believe you meant that Weaver leads the AL in shutouts, which to me is even more shocking.
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Postby AllStar215 » Tue Aug 21, 2007 10:59 pm

When it comes to the AL MVP, Arod comes to mind in a second...Magglio Ordonez is having a fantastic season also...I wouldn't call Arod a lock for MVP if Yankees don't make the playoffs...
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby DevilDriver » Wed Aug 22, 2007 2:05 am

HOOTIE wrote:Hughes/Bailey were the poster arms in spring training. I love Lincecum. In a keeper or as a irl gm, i take Lincecum over any of them. Anybody with me?


If I was a real-life gm, I'd take Hughes over Lincecum pretty easily.
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Postby Yoda » Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:30 am

HOOTIE wrote:Bonds probably is the most hated guy in sports. But why? He's a saint compared to Michael Vick.

Guess who leads the AL in complete games? Never guess.

Jeff Weaver

Mr. Clutch, David Ortiz, has a .989 ops. But in late & close, he's got a .808 ops, with no hrs and 7 rbis. Guess he forgot his wheaties this year. Where are those clutch lovers when you need them?

Guess who has the most AL hrs in August?

Raul Ibanez

Hughes/Bailey were the poster arms in spring training. I love Lincecum. In a keeper or as a irl gm, i take Lincecum over any of them. Anybody with me?

Why is Clay Buchholz so unnoticed in keeper fantasy leagues?

Arod is the hands down MVP, even if NYY miss the playoffs. Anybody disagree?


Vick is a scumbag who deserves anything he gets.

Lincecum is the best rookie pitcher on the planet. Hughes and Bailey have a couple of years on him but you can't teach a kid how to throw 98 MPH. As I predicted, his post AS numbers are outstanding:

52.1 IP, 38 H, 4 HR, 21 BB, 53 K, 2.92 ERA, 1.13 WHIP

If not for Hennesey allowing two inherited runners to score last night, then his ERA would be even lower than that. He will continue to get better and as he learns how to pitch, he will become an elite pitcher.
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Postby RocketsDWM » Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:13 am

Why is Ortiz struggling? Try playing with a torn meniscus and a bad shoulder...
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby Morrison8312 » Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:24 am

RocketsDWM wrote:Why is Ortiz struggling? Try playing with a torn meniscus and a bad shoulder...


Yeah he's having a good year considering how much pain he's in.

I know most Sox fans hated the Drew deal when it got signed but did anyone picture him slugging under .400? And even worse, Rick Ankiel having 1 less HR than him :-P
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby Bloody Sox » Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:47 am

- Bonds was the most hated guy in sports, because he's a complete A-hole. Vick is now the most hated man in sports, because he is completely evil.
- Totally agree on A-rod. He's far and away the MVP even if the Yanks miss the playoffs (because they'll be very close if they don't make it). This will be the first MVP he deserves.
- I think I'd take Lincecum over Hughes in fantasy long term, mostly because he pitches in the NL. In real life... hmmm... tougher call.
- Those ignoring Clay Buchholz in keeper leagues are dumb.
- Papi is fighting through a nasty injury, plus late-and-close is not quite the same as walk-off/game-winning hits which I attribute more to clutch. He'll be there when the pressure ratchets up.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby acsguitar » Wed Aug 22, 2007 1:33 pm

Troy Tulowitski deserves ROTY for his defense and offense but won't win it because sports writers love the long ball
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby Bwanna » Wed Aug 22, 2007 4:35 pm

acsguitar wrote:Troy Tulowitski deserves ROTY for his defense and offense but won't win it because sports writers love the long ball

Yup. His defense won't help him (in ROY voting) and Braun's severe lack of D won't hurt him. Sad, but true.

Although if Troy keeps up the pace he's been on over the last few weeks, he might sway some.
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