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    Sticky: Yes you would. That WS victory would be a distant...

    Yes you would. That WS victory would be a distant memory if he crapped the bed a year or so after signing a huge long term contract. Everybody would be pulling their hair out and screaming at the top...
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    Sticky: Interesting poll on Scherzer. Is Scherzer...

    Interesting poll on Scherzer.


    Is Scherzer worth $200 million over six years?
    Yes, he's a bonafide ace
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    No, he will turn 31 next year and has peaked
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    Maybe, depends on a team's...
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    Sticky: Check the three year average. Hunter was right...

    Check the three year average. Hunter was right there with Cespedes in every cat except Cespedes averaged 7 more hrs. Hunter actually blew YC away in BA. They were only 1 RBI apart .
    But I do believe...
  4. Thread: Happy Holiday !

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    Happy Holiday !

    Merry Christmas to all of you and your families . And may you have a safe, happy and healthy New Year !
    Lets put all of our differences aside and think about all the men and women that won't be able...
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    Sticky: Thing is the top three as it stands is as good as...

    Thing is the top three as it stands is as good as most. As said IF we did get to the WS there is really no need to go with four starters. Even in the playoffs. The fourth starter can be short/long...
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    Sticky: Hitters are a much safer bet. But we are talking...

    Hitters are a much safer bet. But we are talking about one of the best for several years. Not a pitcher that has only done it a couple of years. At least with Cabrera we can put him at DH down the...
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    Sticky: I hope to GOD there is a mystery team. I want...

    I hope to GOD there is a mystery team. I want them stuck with a bad contract. If he was 27-28 years old different story. But he's going to be 31 shortly after the season starts . Anything more than 3...
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    Sticky: I hope the Dodgers / Yankees blow us out of the...

    I hope the Dodgers / Yankees blow us out of the water with an offer.
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    Sticky: I agree. He's usually at 100 pitches by the fifth...

    I agree. He's usually at 100 pitches by the fifth or sixth inning. Wish I had a dollar for every 3-2 count.
    And I'm not using just complete games to compare. Scherzer has had a much short starting...
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    Sticky: My bad as far as Shields . I forgot he played for...

    My bad as far as Shields . I forgot he played for TB in 2011. I was thinking he pitched for KC. A team that only won 71 games. I stand corrected.
    But over their full career Scherzer 1 complete...
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    Sticky: Ahoda - I hear what you are saying but look at...

    Ahoda - I hear what you are saying but look at the three years s and compare. The numbers aren't that far off across the board. Yes Sherzer is two years younger but Shields has played for bad teams ....
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    Sticky: In my opinion it looks like teams don't want to...

    In my opinion it looks like teams don't want to give either pitcher the length on a contract. I also think Shields will sign first and for less than he is asking. The options for both are getting...
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    Sticky: Shields is looking for the same years and money...

    Shields is looking for the same years and money Lester got. He just turned 33. He's averaged 31 starts in his 8 years and played for some now so good teams. Him and Scherzers numbers are fairly close...
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    Sticky: I agree with both of you. I wasn't going to talk...

    I agree with both of you. I wasn't going to talk about him anymore but couldn't resist chiming in. My real only problem signing him long term is what happens to MOST when they start getting a little...
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    Sticky: I would love to see the Tigers take a chance on...

    I would love to see the Tigers take a chance on Brandon Beechy. He was non tendered.
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    Sticky: Analytics site says Tigers will finish 86-76,...

    Analytics site says Tigers will finish 86-76, just ahead of the Indians at 85-77


    It's true, the AL Central has gotten a whole lot tougher this off-season.

    But for what it's worth, the Detroit...
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    Sticky: Sure sounds like the Yankees are out. Seems like...

    Sure sounds like the Yankees are out. Seems like Mr Scherzer is running out of options. I hope the Tigers make him squirm . We don't need him. If he ends up back with the Tigers at what we offered...
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    Sticky: I'm with you ! Screw him. We discovered him and...

    I'm with you ! Screw him. We discovered him and this is the thanks. No loyalty unless there are $ involved. Can't wait to see how bad somebody gets burned. It won't be this year or maybe not next...
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    Sticky: I hope he signs with an NL team. He'll get one or...

    I hope he signs with an NL team. He'll get one or maybe two at bats. Because he won't make it past the fifth or sixth inning . He is NOT worth that much money . Too much of a gamble at his age.Lets...
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    As said above Simon started really well but fell...

    As said above Simon started really well but fell of the last 7-7 starts or so. He pitched deep into games.Threw close to 200 innings. And was always around the plate. Big guy . Never really got...
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    I really like this trade. Cespedes is a good...

    I really like this trade. Cespedes is a good outfielder with a great arm. He also hits in the clutch. Look at the RBI he had in his short time in Boston. I was listening to a Red Sox station today...
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    Sticky: Kemp and 31 million to the Pads for Grandal ....

    Kemp and 31 million to the Pads for Grandal . Nice deal for the Pads.
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    Sticky: Baltimore is now interested in both Byrd and...

    Baltimore is now interested in both Byrd and Cespedes. I'm not concerned about what we aren't doing. We really have no way of knowing who we are going after. I'm just going to wait and see. DD did...
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    Sticky: I agree. The 144 was more than fair.Or something...

    I agree. The 144 was more than fair.Or something in that range. I hope I'm wrong but look what happened after Verlander got his money. We'll never see that pitcher we saw a couple of years ago. I...
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    Sticky: The Red Sox have eight outfielders but only three...

    The Red Sox have eight outfielders but only three worth owning. Victorino is always hurt ,Nava a decent lefty bat but nothing special. Bradley is a very good fielder but can't hit. Cespedes and Betts...
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