Type: Posts; User: RockTheCell
Yeah . . . but . . . we had 3 hits. Yay, team! And listen, mister, that 1 walk? There's no way I'd give that up for a home run!!!
Being able to make a connection between baseball commentaries and little brats on a telco commercial . . . .
RTC :love: JD.
By the way, I've seen no one (here or elsewhere) point out that if...
Pretty much sums it up. Of course, rational thinking doesn't seem to stop most people from getting pissed off.
I totally understand, Monica. It was hard for me to see Buehrle go even though I understood why.
I don't think you're far off. But a .740 OPS would be higher than AJ's done in 6 of the last 9 seasons. Add Flowers upgrade on defensive value and save $7M . . . I'll take it.
The problem was he may have been an everyday player but he's become an everyday DH, and that's not a need the Sox have. (Whereas Texas does, and they've made it public that AJ is catcher/DH) I am...
DaSox pointed out the main reason -- a good OPS from the left side of the plate. Much needed. And we have to get over not standing someone. There were players in that clubhouse that couldn't stand...
There's parts of P4P's post that really strikes a bit of middle ground. Everyone should really re-read your post for a dose of objectivity.
It's OK to think it was time to let AJ go AND have...
First question: likely
Second question: definitely
No. You specifically asked "how is he (they) more worthy than AJ". The question answers itself. And no, they shouldn't be respected on the same level. I like AJ, but he's nowhere near the...
Did you really ask why Konerko was more worthy of something than AJ? Seriously?
If the Sox build a statue for AJ, that would be an embarrassment to the organization. Harold Baines was one of my favorite players and HE should have never had a statue, and he was a better player...
Yep. Honestly though, I'm not sure you couldn't get Kubel for a 'pen arm and a prospect. It shouldn't take ALL that much. Like I said, I've sort of been expecting him all winter.
That's one way.
The other is, and I know we're used to having our OF depth be guys like Wise, or Owens, or . . . . (insert random puke here), but there are actually teams out there who have...
Keep an eye on the Dbacks. They just signed Cody Ross. Where are they going to put him? I've thought all winter that it wouldn't surprise me to see Kubel end up here. Arizona is up to something.
And 3829 walks and 3829 homeruns.
^ this x 1000
Pitcher A, career (EJax)
Age = 29
He won't be $5M better than Flowers. I'm not sure he'll be better at all. Especially considering how bad his D has gotten. AJ can not move left-right anymore.
NOT ONE TEAM in baseball wanted to...
All the reports I saw said that PK was the guy that really wanted Swisher out of town.
I know. I hate consistent, high OPS guys who put up an OPS+ in the mid 120's for 6 out of 7 years
One thing regarding payroll: Don't forget, Konerko does NOT get paid $13.5M this year. He only makes $6.5M. $7M is deferred at $1M per from 2014-2020. Those numbers on Cot's spreadsheet are...
Maybe they asked Herm about Chavez and he said "Not even, I, the all-powerful Herm, can keep THAT man healthy."
Would have loved to add him, too. We couldn't afford to beat 1yr/3M?
But . . . wow. So far this winter the Yankees have lost players to the Pirates (don't blame them on that one), the WhiteSox,...
If they're intent on needing a LH bat (which I'd applaud), I'd rather add Chavez (Or Salty. Or Kubel. OR . . . ) than AJ. Not that I hate AJ, it's just time to move on and get...