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  1. . Funny money, I guess...If someone gave me...

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    Funny money, I guess...If someone gave me only $733K tomorrow, I know hundreds of rural places I'd retire to the day after that...

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  2. . Bizarre. Why offer Tank a contract in the...

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    Bizarre. Why offer Tank a contract in the first place? What, the Phillies wouldn't trade Domomic Brown for him straight up? C'mon.

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    Sticky: . I remember guys in the second half of the...

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    I remember guys in the second half of the season muttering about why Ozzie kept letting Blum PH, including me. Some smart-a said that Ozzie was a genius, and his show of confidence with Blum...
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    Sticky: . Cabrera, as a headcase with real talent,...

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    Cabrera, as a headcase with real talent, carries big upside and upsidedown risk. I certainly wouldn't give him salary and incentives that much exceeded $1.9 million. As for free-range lefty...
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    Sticky: . Sounds like definite Southwest side...

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    Sounds like definite Southwest side material...

    Re: Kris Bryant; Cubs GM Jed Hoyer per MLB.com’s Carrie Muskat:

    “We have a number of [other] guys who will be working at third [this...
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    Sticky: . Noesi is a definite compared to these guys....

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    Noesi is a definite compared to these guys.

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    Sticky: . RE: Tank. At age 26, you SHOULD be able to...

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    RE: Tank. At age 26, you SHOULD be able to look and swing like Popeye WITHOUT steroids. If he works out like Brian Downing did in the good old days, he might be great.

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    Sticky: . The White Sox agreed to terms on one-year...

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    The White Sox agreed to terms on one-year contracts with right-handed pitcher Hector Noesi, Javy Guerra and Nate Jones, avoiding arbitration with all three.

    Noesi's contract was for $1.95...
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    . LeBron's juggalos will follow. .

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    LeBron's juggalos will follow.

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  10. . Hey, any poster here would be thrilled for...

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    Hey, any poster here would be thrilled for the opportunity to have Charlotte girls swoon over him, starring for the Knights.

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    Sticky: . He still has more potential than Willie Mays...

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    He still has more potential than Willie Mays Aikens had.

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    P.S. On the signing of Anderson, Josh Fields is next.

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  12. . Josh Fields is next. .

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    Josh Fields is next.

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  13. . Would definitely be more entertaining to...

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    Would definitely be more entertaining to watch than the two present teams, who appear to be playing Flag Basketball.

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  14. If you Combined the Lakers and Knicks Roster, Would You Have a Good Team?

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    Please consider, if only in good humor. I'd see a lot of guys never playing more than 19 minutes a game, but with that as a good thing...

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    Sticky: . That was exactly what sources predicted his...

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    That was exactly what sources predicted his arbitration salary would be. If our spare OFers are one of Shucks or Campana (I can't imagine Bonifacio not taking starting 2nd base away from...
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    Sticky: . Strange; why would the As trade away top...

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    Strange; why would the As trade away top grade prospects for one year of Zob?

    Shuck is on the 40 man roster, so he's the most likely to break camp as 5th OF (assuming you count Tank AS an...
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    . The thing that has ALWAYS had me POed about...

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    The thing that has ALWAYS had me POed about that contract is that the season PREVIOUS to signing him long-term (2011) was not a good one either...:mad:

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    . Let us pray this is only the first step in...

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    Let us pray this is only the first step in trading his brother to the Giants or Yankees...or someone...for something right-handed.

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    Sticky: . I'd rather pay Chris Young or Ryan Vogelsong...

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    I'd rather pay Chris Young or Ryan Vogelsong $4.5 million guaranteed than Beachy or Billingsley. Remember, even Paulino got a guaranteed $2 million, and he was unproven. In my view, trading...
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    Sticky: . Hopefully, not in the elbow...

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    Hopefully, not in the elbow again...:rolleyes::eyebrow::p:cool::D

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    Sticky: . The last time the writers elected four guys...

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    The last time the writers elected four guys to the Hall of Fame was 1955. Look at some of your choices that year:

    Joe DiMaggio 223 votes 88.8%
    Ted Lyons 217 votes 86.5%
    Dazzy Vance 205...
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    Sticky: . At that clip he could be our DH against...

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    At that clip he could be our DH against lefties, making Tank truly expendable, for either another mobile 4th OFer, like Domonick Brown, James Jones, Travis Snider, a possible starter, like...
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    Sticky: . Maybe Hamels, Domonic Brown and Pettibone...

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    Maybe Hamels, Domonic Brown and Pettibone for Danish, Tank, Beck, Wendelken, Recchia, Bucciferro, Danks and Danks, Micah Johnson and Tim Anderson.

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  24. Thread: Matt Davidson

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    . Most troubling to me is that he was supposed...

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    Most troubling to me is that he was supposed to be a strike-out or line-drive-to-all-fields type hitter, yet only managed 18 doubles in 539 plate appearances last year. That's awful. If he hit...
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    Sticky: . I agree the chance the Rays offer Zob a $15...

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    I agree the chance the Rays offer Zob a $15 plus million QO for 2016 just to see if he rejects it so they can get a compensation pick is very low. That's why we have a chance to pick him up...
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