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« Reply #25 on: April 05, 2012, 06:56:42 am »
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Ok, Phils, don't disappoint again.
They will, this is Braves season.

I wish that were the case, but it isn't. Their pitching isn't consistent enough to make up for their offensive inconsistencies. Hanson will only win between 10-15 games, Hudson is old enough that every season is going to be a crapshoot and he's already injured, Beachy is largely an unknown quantity over a full season, and Jurrjens had a great year last year but his 2010 season was quite bad. Kimbrel is obviously one of the best relievers in the game but that can only dig you out of so many holes. When half your lineup is batting .250 and even those guys can't stay healthy, it doesn't bode well.

However I will say this. The Braves are extremely consistent in that over the last 4 or so seasons they've gone on an unbelievable hot-streak at some point in the year. Last year it was in the middle of the season, in 2010 at the end until they got into the playoffs and bombed, and 2009 it was coming down the stretch until the last two weeks and they blew it. If they can get hot right before the playoffs as opposed to a month out, then we'll talk.

I don't know how anyone who has been a Braves fan for any length of time can be optimistic. I mean this was the team that absolutely dominated the NL for a decade, had one of the top 5 pitchers of all time (alongside two other HOFers), and only got one ring out of it....
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« Reply #26 on: April 05, 2012, 12:14:21 pm »
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Go Yanks! Smiley
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« Reply #27 on: April 05, 2012, 06:57:41 pm »
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The Indians and Blue Jays are locked in the longest opening day game by innings in Opening Day history.
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« Reply #28 on: April 05, 2012, 07:23:43 pm »
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The Indians and Blue Jays are locked in the longest opening day game by innings in Opening Day history.

And won by the Jays. Cheesy
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« Reply #29 on: April 05, 2012, 09:27:47 pm »
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It was a pretty good Opening Day for the 2012 MLB Season.  I was able to watch the majority of the Dodgers vs. Padres game this evening with Vin Scully as the announcer.  I'm looking forward to what Friday will bring us.  I'll be able to catch the Kansas City Royals vs. Los Angeles Angels matchup with the Angels debut of Big Al.  I'm also hoping the Cardinals can go into Milwaukee and show Milwaukee who's boss.
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« Reply #30 on: April 09, 2012, 11:11:16 am »
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Pirates take 2 of 3 from the Phillies?  mitty might be onto something Wink
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« Reply #31 on: April 09, 2012, 12:20:28 pm »
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Last year, the Giants were 55-9 when scoring at least four runs. This year, they're 0-3.

At least Zito is starting today!
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« Reply #32 on: April 09, 2012, 12:25:53 pm »
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« Reply #33 on: April 09, 2012, 12:36:46 pm »
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He'll be the MVP of the Pacific Coast League this year.
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« Reply #34 on: April 09, 2012, 02:14:28 pm »
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he won't play in the Pacific Coast League this year
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« Reply #35 on: April 09, 2012, 02:27:00 pm »
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In that case, I hope the middle infielder the Giants trade him for has an on-base percentage above .300.
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« Reply #36 on: April 09, 2012, 06:50:56 pm »
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Barry Zito renaissance this year.
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« Reply #37 on: April 09, 2012, 09:33:37 pm »
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« Reply #38 on: April 09, 2012, 10:28:07 pm »
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loldarvish. The only reason he got a win today was because he was facing the putrid Mariners with a AAA starter that Texas ate for lunch.
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« Reply #39 on: April 10, 2012, 01:27:49 am »
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Wins are the worst thing.
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« Reply #40 on: April 10, 2012, 04:24:33 am »
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     I remember the Chronicle predicting that the Giants would win the NL West. Gotta love hometown papers.
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« Reply #41 on: April 10, 2012, 08:35:28 am »
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Wins are the worst thing.

no, Saves
http://www.grantland.com/blog/the-triangle/post/_/id/23416/blowing-up-baseballs-most-dangerous-stat
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« Reply #42 on: April 10, 2012, 10:07:59 am »
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Of course, Philadelphians are panicking.
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« Reply #43 on: April 10, 2012, 10:14:02 am »
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Of course, Philadelphians are panicking.

They'll be throwing sh**t on the field when they get back home Smiley
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« Reply #44 on: April 10, 2012, 10:15:46 am »
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Of course, Philadelphians are panicking.

They'll be throwing sh**t on the field when they get back home Smiley

That's the thing: we are home now.
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« Reply #45 on: April 10, 2012, 10:36:06 am »
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Of course, Philadelphians are panicking.

They'll be throwing sh**t on the field when they get back home Smiley

That's the thing: we are home now.

I just saw that.....I'd suggest bullet proof vests be a give-a-ways....  Smiley
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« Reply #46 on: April 10, 2012, 12:21:10 pm »
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Wins, saves and RBIs are the holy trinity of useless stats.
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« Reply #47 on: April 10, 2012, 01:53:53 pm »
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I propose we create a separate thread for the Giants and Phillies fans to bitch about their team's inability to go 162-0 and win the World Series every year.

Also, it would have been great if Ozzie has praised someone nobody has heard of, like Islam Karimov.
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« Reply #48 on: April 10, 2012, 06:43:06 pm »
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Jason Bay makes 18 million dollars a year.  I really wish baseball did not have guaranteed contracts....Ugh.
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« Reply #49 on: April 10, 2012, 09:03:42 pm »
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Jason Bay makes 18 million dollars a year.  I really wish baseball did not have guaranteed contracts....Ugh.

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