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    Quote Originally Posted by stringer bell View Post
    Three will be enough. Dickey's got this.
    ftfy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longstrangetrip View Post
    Nolasco's BAA on the road is .375. That means the average hitter against him on the road this year would be the greatest hitter of all time.
    Yup. Broke down his home/road 'against' slash lines in the game thread for his last start. It was pretty much Dozier 2014 with somewhat fewer walks, and Ruth's career slash line with somewhat fewer walks.

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    I missed his first at bat (though looking it up in gameday, he struck out)

    How big are the chunks of rust coming off of Mr. Morales?

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    Jack: thats why they brought in Nolasco and Hughes... Nolasco, Correia... They need to get back on track... Well.. Gibson and Deduno too... But Hughes has pitched really well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stringer bell View Post
    Two will be enough. Ricky's got this.
    Are you sure?

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    I don't care about the scores or the standings. This club is fun to watch. Everyday in every position there is something interesting happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    Debating what proportion blame goes to Nolasco himself and to you.
    I would allocate at least 5% to Nolasco.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thegrin View Post
    I don't care about the scores or the standings. This club is fun to watch. Everyday in every position there is something interesting happening.
    Scores and standings helps, but agreed this team is way more fun to watch than the last few teams

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    The Twins are fun to watch but the pitching is TOO much of an adventure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sconnie View Post
    Jack: thats why they brought in Nolasco and Hughes... Nolasco, Correia... They need to get back on track... Well.. Gibson and Deduno too... But Hughes has pitched really well!
    WAR is grain of salt material in this case, but...

    Hughes + Gibson = 3.0

    Nolasco + Deduno + Correia = 1.1

    Nolasco + Deduno + Correia + Pelfrey = 0.3

    Ok, maybe that last one was piling on, since he's out of the rotation, but still.


    Fans booing pickoff attempt of one of the more dangerous base stealers of the past decade. And then he goes on the next pitch. Toronto didn't get its rep as a great baseball town for nothing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    Tude plus movement on the fastball and another pitch that can be thrown for swing and miss strikes, even better.
    Plus a Rocket Arm... Speed that makes a whizzing sound and the ability to hit ball into a different zip code.
    A Skeleton walks into a bar and says... "Give me a beer... And a mop".

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    Those A T & T sales girls sure are loud around babies. I'm not getting my phone plan with them.

    Obviously they have to shout into their phones.
    A Skeleton walks into a bar and says... "Give me a beer... And a mop".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    Plus a Rocket Arm... Speed that makes a whizzing sound and the ability to hit ball into a different zip code.
    What about SPEED? SPEED + 'tude = SP'ude!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaBombo View Post
    What about SPEED? SPEED + 'tude = SP'ude!
    Perfect!!! I want players with Spude!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaBombo View Post
    WAR is grain of salt material in this case, but...

    Hughes + Gibson = 3.0

    Nolasco + Deduno + Correia = 1.1

    Nolasco + Deduno + Correia + Pelfrey = 0.3

    Ok, maybe that last one was piling on, since he's out of the rotation, but still.


    Fans booing pickoff attempt of one of the more dangerous base stealers of the past decade. And then he goes on the next pitch. Toronto didn't get its rep as a great baseball town for nothing!
    I just though Jack was funny, he got caught thinking while talking, where Bert and Dick wouldn't have gotten that far.
    WAR may be too small of a sample size to be accurate, but it reinforces just watching the games. Hughes is by far the best pitcher this year, Gibson and Nolasco are fine for back of rotation, Deduno is pitching poorly, but he can get you by as the swing man, Correia has been painfully bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    Those A T & T sales girls sure are loud around babies. I'm not getting my phone plan with them.

    Obviously they have to shout into their phones.
    And the clever World Cup ad with the bus stop passengers forming a penalty kick barricade to keep the old lady from being splashed was almost enough to get me interested in soccer.

    Then I remembered this...

    Oh, well. To each his own. In the US alone there are probably millions of soccer fans who would be bored out of their minds watching baseball.

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    There is really no way to simulate the game experience... You really have no choice but to throw Morales into the deep end and wait for him to swim out.

    The longer you wait the longer it will take. Kinda the same attitude I have with Santana in CF... Just play him until he can feel it.
    A Skeleton walks into a bar and says... "Give me a beer... And a mop".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    Perfect!!! I want players with Spude!!!
    'Tude... The Sixth Tool:



    "I see... 'tude-less players."

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaBombo View Post
    And the clever World Cup ad with the bus stop passengers forming a penalty kick barricade to keep the old lady from being splashed was almost enough to get me interested in soccer.

    Then I remembered this...

    Oh, well. To each his own. In the US alone there are probably millions of soccer fans who would be bored out of their minds watching baseball.
    The sport is definitely on the grow. Networks are actually fighting over the right to broadcast English Prem action these days.

    I admit I got hooked a few years ago... I used to love getting up Saturday mornings and turning a game on. I adopted Portsmouth as my team... Actually became a little rabid about it. Then they are got into financial trouble and they got relegated down to league Two and now it's like cheering for the Ft. Myers Miracle from Liverpool.

    I can't find a new team that suits me and I'm having a hard time getting back into it.
    A Skeleton walks into a bar and says... "Give me a beer... And a mop".

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaBombo View Post
    'Tude... The Sixth Tool:



    "I see... 'tude-less players."
    LOL... And he's talking with the guy who doesn't know he doesn't have Tude.
    A Skeleton walks into a bar and says... "Give me a beer... And a mop".

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