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 Big Huggy
Joined: 5/3/2008
Msg: 101
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Okay, our boy wonder GM, Jon Daniels, has been ripped here lately for his trades. We got rid of Edinson Volquez to the Reds for Josh Hamilton....so we traded the ERA leader in the NL, who is 7-1, for our centerfielder of the future, who is leading in all triple crown categories right now.....can you really be ripped for that? Now, the Chris Young/Adrian Gonzalez for Phil Nevin/I can't remember spare pitcher trade to the Padres was stupid....oh, the Gagne trade to BoSox for Gabbard/Murphy is working out well for us...and time will tell on the Texiera trade to Atlanta....those players in return are all still in the minors right now. So, he's made a couple of bad ones, and he's made a couple of good ones....I think our anger should be directed more at Tom Hicks....although I am trying to get a job with the Rangers, so maybe I should be a little more tolerant of him......
 asheel_heel
Joined: 4/7/2006
Msg: 102
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Posted: 5/23/2008 8:40:12 AM
The White Sox are riding an 8 game winning streak, including the back half of a 7-3 road trip. 3 game sweeps of an unimpressive Giants team and the inexplicably light hitting Indians.
I really appreciate the short term success but unless Cabrerra/Swisher/Thome /Konerko start hitting at least their weight, it's bound to be short term. You can't have 4 starters batting less than .220.
 redsoxchic27
Joined: 9/6/2007
Msg: 103
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Posted: 5/23/2008 1:00:01 PM
Grand freakin slams from drew and lowell in the same game haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa to every idiot who thinks only ortiz and manny hek
lp the redsox!!!!!!!!!1 and in da same game!!! & game winning streak but we are in oakland and we have issues with harden so we shall see tonight
go sox!
 Uncle Fist
Joined: 12/18/2006
Msg: 104
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Posted: 5/23/2008 7:31:24 PM
Shìt! Valverde just took a line drive off the noodle.
 musicfan1980
Joined: 3/23/2008
Msg: 105
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Posted: 5/23/2008 7:56:23 PM
Cubs are now the only team in baseball that has not had a 3-game losing streak all season. :) Snapped a 2-game skid tonight with a huge 12-3 win over the Pirates.
 redsoxchic27
Joined: 9/6/2007
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Posted: 5/24/2008 5:02:13 PM
ugggh I neevr know why we have issues with oakland grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
 musicfan1980
Joined: 3/23/2008
Msg: 107
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Posted: 5/24/2008 6:32:52 PM
Thanks to Arizona's loss today, we now have the best record in the NL & if Boston loses tonight, we'll have the best record in the majors! GO CUBS GO!!!!
 sunset_Grill
Joined: 5/15/2008
Msg: 108
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Posted: 5/24/2008 7:18:47 PM
The weather's finally breaking in NY, and the varsity's getting their sea legs...four in a row and counting!
 redsoxchic27
Joined: 9/6/2007
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Posted: 5/25/2008 1:09:05 PM
If you curse us Im coming after you lol
 musicfan1980
Joined: 3/23/2008
Msg: 110
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Posted: 5/25/2008 2:03:50 PM
Alfonso Soriano is so ****in' overrated..and this is coming from a Cubs fan.
 sunset_Grill
Joined: 5/15/2008
Msg: 111
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Posted: 5/25/2008 6:18:44 PM
Five in a row and counting

Just a little bead of sweat in Beantown?
 musicfan1980
Joined: 3/23/2008
Msg: 112
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Posted: 5/25/2008 7:24:20 PM
Arizona should be kickin' themselves for letting Carlos Quentin get away. He's leading the AL in homers & hit a walk-off shot tonight to beat the Angels.
 redsoxchic27
Joined: 9/6/2007
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Posted: 5/26/2008 8:20:10 AM
oh please I love my sox and all but im use to losing so since 2004 this is all weird to me lool
 Kaos86
Joined: 3/7/2007
Msg: 114
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Posted: 5/26/2008 9:54:25 AM
Tigers 19 runs on Saturday.
Tigers 1 run on Sunday.

Ugh!
 Korrrosive
Joined: 1/17/2008
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Posted: 5/26/2008 7:57:20 PM
The Blue Jays should take some lessons from the Devil Rays. Let's just tank for 6 or 7 straight years and finish last and emerge with some draft talent. The talent the Jays have right now is amazing, especially the pitching, although, there is no chemistry in the lineup. Of course as I say that, they've won 5 in a row.
 blondblueyed
Joined: 8/23/2005
Msg: 116
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Posted: 5/27/2008 8:16:15 AM
Somebody pinch me, smack me upside the head or something! The Space Time Continuum has been disrupted and I have been thrust into an alternate 2008 (think “Back To The Future”). As of this moment the Rays have the best record in the majors and it is almost the end of May. I will be doing my Snoopy dance until I get knocked over. Since there is no snoopy icon....this will have to do.



Okay, our boy wonder GM, Jon Daniels, has been ripped here lately for his trades. We got rid of Edinson Volquez to the Reds for Josh Hamilton....so we traded the ERA leader in the NL, who is 7-1, for our centerfielder of the future, who is leading in all triple crown categories right now.....can you really be ripped for that?


Sure, you can. If there is one thing I have learned it is that no matter what someone will find something to complain about. Believe it or not there are still many Devil Ray fans that want Maddon to be axed, this team has never been at the top in the division past the first week in April but the manager is crap!


Hicks....although I am trying to get a job with the Rangers, so maybe I should be a little more tolerant of him.


Don’t get me started on him!

Got to see Hamilton in the game last night, I can’t tell you how good it is to see him playing again. There is a nice write about him on the Rays website and the announcers were talking about him and they did an interview. If that boy can stay on track you should see some spectacular things from him in the future.



Arizona should be kickin' themselves for letting Carlos Quentin get away. He's leading the AL in homers & hit a walk-off shot tonight to beat the Angels.


I can’t speak for anybody else, but I think AZ is doing just fine.


Tigers 19 runs on Saturday.
Tigers 1 run on Sunday.

Ugh!


Isn’t that always the way, Baseball Gods one day and Bush Leaguers the next!



The Blue Jays should take some lessons from the Devil Rays. Let's just tank for 6 or 7 straight years and finish last and emerge with some draft talent.


You’re being kind .......................try 10!

Just as a dose, of reality on this day last year the only team playing over .500 was Boston. Today, the only team not batting .500 is NY and they are just slightly under, so it appears for the moment anyway that we have a competitive division.

How about that Scott Kazmir? 10 K’s = free pizza!
 asheel_heel
Joined: 4/7/2006
Msg: 117
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Posted: 5/27/2008 1:39:05 PM
How to win when you team's not hitting-
Pitch the ball low and over the plate.

Over the last turn through the rotation, the White Sox have given up 1, 3, 2, 2 & 3 runs. They won 3 of the 5, thanks to last night's outburst-6 runs!- Wow (Took 12 innings, though).

But they've given up only 29 HRs all year (Oakland's the only other team giving less than 40) and their walk totals are top 5.

Force the other team to play small ball and you'll usually have a chance in the end.
 musicfan1980
Joined: 3/23/2008
Msg: 118
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Posted: 5/27/2008 6:11:51 PM
Arizona is not doing fine....0-6 recently against both the Cubs & Marlins who are both leading their divisions. They're taking advantage of a weak NL West, but struggling outside their division.
 blondblueyed
Joined: 8/23/2005
Msg: 119
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Posted: 5/27/2008 8:27:52 PM

Arizona is not doing fine....0-6 recently against both the Cubs & Marlins who are both leading their divisions.



Oh, I don’t know, perhaps if I were the DBacks I might be worried about the Cubs and Fish if I had more than 9 upcoming games against them out of over a 100 that are left to play. Now, if they get down to the end of August and need every win they can get they might be worried before that final match up against the Fish. I would bet like most teams at the moment they figure they will worry about them if/when they meet in the post season and concentrate on the 100+ games that are left in general.



They're taking advantage of a weak NL West,


I find it amusing the NL West being called a weak division due to the Backs domination yet the same thing is said of the NL Central Division (or any division) when the teams are relatively close in the standings. Kind of funny how that works, though it always seems to depend, of course, on where your team falls into the categories.


struggling outside their division.


Since the majority of your games are played within your own division that is where you need to get a good amount of wins in order to make the post season, no? Last time I looked you still had to win your division to be the division champion and be guaranteed a spot in the post season, unless they changed it this year and I missed the announcement on ESPN. Again, it all depends on which argument you choose to use as it is also supposedly “bad” if you can beat teams all over the league but struggle within your own division. So, I still think being in the top of your division is where you want to be first and foremost, that's still the idea, that's still a good thing ...........yea, I think that’s right. Perhaps the fans of a team that has won oh, let’s say 15 division titles so far can help me out here as to whether it is a good thing to win in your own division.


On that note, go Mariners!
 redsoxchic27
Joined: 9/6/2007
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Posted: 5/27/2008 10:54:14 PM
crap dice k may not be all right damnit. Oh well injuries happen!!!!!!! Manny hit 499 so closeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. Anyways tampa bay will fold . Even if hell freezes over and somehow they make the playoffs they wont get any farther.
 musicfan1980
Joined: 3/23/2008
Msg: 121
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Posted: 5/28/2008 4:50:48 PM
I'm pleased with the early returns on the NL All-Star Voting ballot...there is a Cub in the top 5 in every category, which is NUTS!!! But i'm glad to see that we are getting respect from around the country for having the major's top offnese.
 musicfan1980
Joined: 3/23/2008
Msg: 122
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Posted: 5/28/2008 8:20:02 PM
Another come from behind win for my Cubbies!!!! We should've won it in the 9th off Saito but i'm glad Soriano sent the Wrigley Field fans home happy.
 blondblueyed
Joined: 8/23/2005
Msg: 123
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Posted: 5/28/2008 8:23:33 PM
Waving brooms in Chicago.


They're singing ...
Go, Cubs, go
Go, Cubs, go


Hey, Chicago, what do you say
The Cubs are gonna win today.

Go, Cubs, go
Go, Cubs, go
 yeswho
Joined: 12/27/2007
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Posted: 5/28/2008 10:36:03 PM
Everything is going great in TAMPA, EVEN LEFT FIELDBALLBOY MAKES 5 ON WEB GEMS. MAYBE MANNY HITS 500 ON THURSDAY.
 Unclaimed_Meat
Joined: 3/30/2008
Msg: 125
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Posted: 5/30/2008 6:40:16 AM
Hey Tampa,
I'll trade ya Boof for Garza ?
What's the deal with low attendance at the Ray's games ?

Go Twins !!

Actually I like Young (Delmon), so I'm not complaining.
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