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Re: League Chatter

Postby FutilityInfielder » Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:12 pm

Well I've placed my obligatory couple of bids. Doesn't look like I'll be getting anybody this round.

I have to say, win, lose or draw, it has been a very interesting auction this year. The season might prove to be anticlimactic after all of this. Now, if my Pirates could just have a winning season .... ;-D
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Postby RedSoxNation04 » Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:01 pm

Boomer, my condolences on VMart....
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Postby OneLoveBoomer » Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:59 pm

RedSoxNation04 wrote:Boomer, my condolences on VMart....


Yeah, bummer. Only question is will I waste a pre-season roster spot on another catcher, or just waiver wire thereafter. We'll see.
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Postby Bwanna » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:24 am

Yeah, that stinks. Sorry about that.
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Postby OneLoveBoomer » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:26 am

Bwanna wrote:Yeah, that stinks. Sorry about that.


We all have an equal chance of it happening before the start of the season. Drafting an injury-ish guy like VMart, I only increased that chance anyway.

Here's to no more of it for my team!
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Postby wrveres » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:20 pm

OneLoveBoomer wrote:
Bwanna wrote:Yeah, that stinks. Sorry about that.


We all have an equal chance of it happening before the start of the season. Drafting an injury-ish guy like VMart, I only increased that chance anyway.

Here's to no more of it for my team!

It happened to me last year with Wainright, and we all saw how that turned out. Maybe it's a good omen.

On that note, I'm stoked about Pineda for 10 bucks. I had him budgeted at 15 before the move to the Bronx. The best part... he doesn't have to face the Yankee's
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Postby Third Day » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:45 pm

wrveres wrote:
OneLoveBoomer wrote:
Bwanna wrote:Yeah, that stinks. Sorry about that.


We all have an equal chance of it happening before the start of the season. Drafting an injury-ish guy like VMart, I only increased that chance anyway.

Here's to no more of it for my team!

It happened to me last year with Wainright, and we all saw how that turned out. Maybe it's a good omen.

On that note, I'm stoked about Pineda for 10 bucks. I had him budgeted at 15 before the move to the Bronx. The best part... he doesn't have to face the Yankee's


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The Yankees get Michael Pineda, a young starter with front-of-the-rotation potential and five years of team control remaining, although he's not quite the finished product his superficial stats in 2011 might indicate. Pineda has a plus-plus fastball and plus slider, both capable of missing bats right now. His slider is very hard both in velocity and in break, mostly vertical, and he is pretty consistent with his ability to throw it down and away to right-handers. The fastball is fairly straight, which has made Pineda somewhat fly ball-prone -- good in Safeco Field, less good in the Bronx -- and his changeup remains fringy, so he's still somewhat susceptible to better left-handed bats. He's a physical monster, listed at 6-foot-7 and 260 pounds, built like he can handle 220 innings a year, and if he can keep the ball in the park should slot in as an excellent second starter behind CC Sabathia, eventually taking over the No. 1 spot as Sabathia nears the end of his contract. There's a caution, however: Don't be surprised if Pineda's 2012 looks a lot worse than his 2011 with the change in ballparks, loss of Seattle's great defense behind him, and shift to a tougher division.
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Re: Re: League Chatter

Postby ayebatter » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:49 pm

wrveres wrote:

On that note, I'm stoked about Pineda for 10 bucks. I had him budgeted at 15 before the move to the Bronx. The best part... he doesn't have to face the Yankee's


He's a nice buy at $10, but he does have to pitch in Yankee Stadium. ;-)
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Re: League Chatter

Postby wrveres » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:23 pm

Oh I know who he is. He was the pride of my minor league system when I played keeper. I've been reading on him for a couple years now, and I fully expect some regression, but not much.
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Re: League Chatter

Postby wrveres » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:25 pm

Hey, how'd you guys forget about victorino
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