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Postby great gretzky » Thu Jun 30, 2005 8:39 pm

from someone who has spent a fair amount of time in both cities, other than the nudie bars, washington is more fun (IMO) and the fan base is better. maybe that and a relatively healthy nick johnson has something to do with it? and not traveling to puerto rico all the time ...
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Postby wrveres » Fri Jul 01, 2005 1:55 am

and he won me 5.00 ..

Congrats Chad On the record, and ..

Thanks Mookie. :-) (You even went so far as to make me get a prison bitch name, so you know I am enjoying this.)

Mookie4ever wrote:Trade announcement.

So that wr can bid on crappy Jerome Williams, he has traded Mota ($9) to Trans for equally crappy Chad Cordero ($7).

wr gets $2 out of the deal.

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wrveres wrote:and what exactly is stopping Cordero from getting 30sv's and 70k's ...

just curious?

Frank Robinson, Luis Ayala.

Zach Day, Tomo Ohka, Loaiza :-D .

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wrveres wrote:I'll agree with Kimchi that Cordero is the only thing stoppping Cordero.

Its certainly not Ayala. He will make a decent setup man, but the gig is Corderos.

Frank Robinson is old school, and he is just doing what old school managers do. Motivate your players by letting it be known that their job is not secure. Especially the young kids.

I'll lay 20.00 right now to anybody, that Cordero has more K's than Mota at seasons end. I'll lay another 5.00 that says Chad will be within 5 saves of Mota, if he doesn't have more.

I never said that Chad wouldn't get Ks.

But I will take the save bet. $5.00 that Chad will not get within 5 saves of Mota. B-)

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Postby Mookie4ever » Fri Jul 01, 2005 10:57 am

Sweet wr. I just made $20 in a bet with KC that you would be obnoxious about Cordero's record :-D

As for digging up old predictions, how about these...all from one post:

wrveres wrote:My thoughts on my hitters ..

Now JD Closser has a little rookie risk sure, but come on, its fricking Colorado!! Ever hear of Garret Atkins? What about Holliday? Clint Barmes anybody?
All Undated. Even for a 1°°. Even in a keeper league? 8-o
Has everybody forgotten the Coors effect?
This is frickin' roto right?
To be honest with you, this is the first draft I have ever been in where there the Colorado Rockies did not get swooped up. In total, only (4) Rockies were even drafted. 8-o FOUR 8-o 8-o
Only Todd Helton 39°°, went for more than 7°°
I am shocked by that fact! Shocked!
I can only say this, I hope that the dice fall that way in my money leagues, I really do. ;-)

Either way ...
When JD travels away from the friendly confines of Colorado, I have a Catcher eligible guy who plays everyday. Brandon Inge's sole purpose is to be a 2°° backup for three positions in a daily league. What a sweet bonus that one of those positions just happens to be catcher. Zero keeper value.

19°° - 1B ... Justin Morneau
11°° - 1B/OF ... Shawn Green

Well since we are making 5°° wagers .. I got another one. "Who wants to bet me that Justin Morneau hits 35 jacks this season? (Barring injury of course) 5°°anybody? A bit over priced sure, but I love the kid. I just do. Sorry! I will probably have him on many rosters this season, and I would have gone 25°° ..
I got a spurned Shawn Green to fill in nicely on Justin’s day of rest. You guys know Shawn Green right? In the last 7 years, he has only missed 25 games, and only 11 of those games were missed over the last 5 years. Yes, that includes Yom Kippur! As a matter of fact, during Shawn’s stay in that pitchers haven, Chavez Ravine, he averaged .280/101/32/102/13 for the boys in blue and they rewarded him buy paying their division rival to take him away.
Now Shawn gets to take his gig to the batter friendly BOB? The fact he plays OF too is a huge bonus. Look for him on my roster everyday ... 11°° ... :-°

9°° - 2B/SS/3B ... Juan Uribe
1°° - OF/2B (soon) ... Jerry Hairston

A wonderful infield utility in Juan Uribe. He plays 3 positions and should bat #2 in a daily league. Perfect! Mookie! I would have went 11°°
Now Jerry Hairston could end up being my steal of the draft (no pun intended) for years to come. I figure that once Dusty gets a taste of what a badly needed leadoff hitter can do for him, he will have no qualms about benching Walker and playing him at 2B for at least five games. An even better scenario would be 25 games.
I will take the cheap steals for the next 5 years.
Thanks Guys ;-D

Guess I picked the wrong bet - I should have taken the Morneau bet but I didn't want to bet against the Canadian kid.

Still, good call on Cordero. I guess that it's true that even a blind squirrel finds the occasional nut.

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Postby wrveres » Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:27 pm

I sure hope KC wasn't stupid enough to take that bet ...

and um ...

You forgot to pick your name. :*)
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Postby kimchi_chigae » Fri Jul 01, 2005 3:52 pm

wrveres wrote:I sure hope KC wasn't stupid enough to take that bet ... really think i would make any bet with mookie? i don't want to lose money.

i'm concerned about him. sitting at the bottom of the standings all this time is doing something to the guy.

please wr...don't upset mookie anymore...i'm afraid what he might do next.

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Postby George_Foreman » Fri Jul 01, 2005 4:32 pm

reznorsboy wrote:Last year he had 14 saves 8-o

last year he was only the closer for the last half. 8-o

and look at the save%. he did great last year, too. people were all excited about mota and (perhaps more correctly) bj ryan, but it was cordero i targeted in my drafts, and hot damn! it's paying off. :-D

and while i'm here, i'm curious as to why mookie would highlight shawn green in his, uhhh, "showcase" of wr's predictions. :-) sure, green had a slow start, but has anyone see the guy's june splits? he's hitting better than .300 with 8 homers and 25 drivin in. granted, he goes on hot streaks like this, but history tells us that this is far more indicative of what he'll do the rest of the way than his first two months (combined ~.265 with 4 homers and 20 drivin in. :-P ). overall, his numbers are downright respectable and more likely to get better than worse as the year progresses.

but back to chad cordero. nice going on the record, and perhaps the most attractive aspect of him is the fact that frank robinson is willing to play him three days in a row (it's happened before tonight) meaning he'll get more of the save chances the nat's do produce. and while another 60 save ops in july, august, and september would be something of a stretch for them, they should have at least 20 more the rest of the way without difficulty, meaning chad has a very good chance to finish with 45 saves with the potential for even more.
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