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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Tue 16 Jul, 2013 06:09 pm
Quote:
MLBPA: Bans Likely Served In 2014

As rumors swirl that Major League Baseball is close to dispensing punishment in the Biogenesis case, the head of the players' association said it's possible the players involved would not serve their penalties until the 2014 season.

Michael Weiner, the union's executive director, said he expects MLB to present its findings to the players' association "within the next month."

Given the potential length of an appeal process for the players involved, Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun, Nelson Cruz and the other principal players in the Biogenesis investigation could be in limbo into the offseason.

Weiner also said the commissioner's office isn't bound by the terms of the joint drug prevention and treatment program -- which calls for 50- and 100-game suspensions and a lifetime ban for three failed drug tests -- because the players involved in the Biogenesis case did not fail tests and are being investigated for "non-analytical" reasons.
(espn)
Ragman
 
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Reply Tue 16 Jul, 2013 06:15 pm
@Region Philbis,
A-fraud, alas, we hardly knew 'ya!
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Wed 17 Jul, 2013 06:53 pm
while I was without a computer, the royals finally got rid of Frenchy.

(tico and I once debated his merits or lacking of such. it seems I win)

but now it seems that all of his pizza buying fan antics whilst visiting in Oakland have got him another job. across the bay.

what the hell are the Giants thinking?

(maybe they give him melky's old locker and tell him to call the numbers inside...)

"Francoeur, 29, signed a minor-league deal with San Francisco a few days ago after being designated for assignment by the Royals. He went 4-for-18 (.222) in four Triple-A games in an effort to get acclimated to left field after playing right his entire career. Francoeur hit .208/.249/.322 (56 OPS+) in 59 games before being cut loose by Kansas City."

http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/blog/eye-on-baseball/22747641/giants-activate-santiago-casilla-add-jeff-francoeur-to-roster
Ticomaya
 
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Reply Thu 18 Jul, 2013 02:21 pm
@Rockhead,
Rockhead wrote:
(tico and I once debated his merits or lacking of such. it seems I win)

Did we really? And was I in support of his merits? And if so, what the hell was I thinking?
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panzade
 
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Reply Thu 18 Jul, 2013 02:52 pm
Last time I noticed he was a fat and sassy Brave. What the hell happened?
Rockhead
 
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Reply Fri 19 Jul, 2013 06:03 pm
@panzade,
he developed a sucking problem and was made an ex-brave...

here's an interesting statistic that's kinda skeery.

one in three current major league pitchers has undergone Tommy John surgery...

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/study-124-current-mlb-pitchers-undergone-tommy-john-011100585.html

wow.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Fri 19 Jul, 2013 08:52 pm
@Rockhead,
Quote:
one in three
it's getting to be almost as routine as a flu shot.
i myself have had a little right elbow discomfort lately, and half-jokingly told jes i could use a tommy john...

R(too many hanging sliders)P
Rockhead
 
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Reply Fri 19 Jul, 2013 08:55 pm
@Region Philbis,
you have white castles there?

royals win 1-0 over the tiggers.

Ervin Santana was brilliant...
panzade
 
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Reply Fri 19 Jul, 2013 11:02 pm
@Rockhead,
2 hitter over 7 I believe
Rockhead
 
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Reply Fri 19 Jul, 2013 11:04 pm
@panzade,
never even had a sweat going.

a nice piece of pitching against goliath...
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Fri 19 Jul, 2013 11:29 pm
I'm not quite sure how he did it, but the Diamondbacks have named Ticomaya as their new official mascot person...

http://sports.yahoo.com/video/d-backs-mascot-040600857.html
panzade
 
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Reply Fri 19 Jul, 2013 11:37 pm
@Rockhead,
That's Senor Ticomaya to you Bub!!
Rockhead
 
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Reply Fri 19 Jul, 2013 11:45 pm
@panzade,
actually, tico looks more like this...

http://cdn2-b.examiner.com/sites/default/files/styles/image_content_width/hash/d7/f7/d7f780e88b12d9cf28dc2287d18b71f8.jpg?itok=KRTISRk3

(I don't think his wife lets him play with the pitchfork anymore...)
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panzade
 
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Reply Sat 20 Jul, 2013 11:04 am
Anybody see highlights from the Dodgers game?
Senor Puig was increible.

He nailed a runner at third with a wicked throw from right center which the ump called safe. Then he smashed into the wall in right field to catch a pop-up

This guy plays with abandon and elan.

I'm afraid he's not going to play for very long; what with injuries and such.
Ragman
 
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Reply Sat 20 Jul, 2013 11:52 am
@panzade,
His throw's are so accurate from the outfield, it makes you wonder whether or not if he can pitch from the mound, too.

Catch him playing while you can
he's no flash in the pan
playing with abandon and élan
ask the Dodgers
who's their man?
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sat 20 Jul, 2013 01:30 pm
@Ragman,

that throw was down-right Dave Parkeresque.

the kid's got a cannon...
Ragman
 
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Reply Sat 20 Jul, 2013 03:30 pm
@Region Philbis,
I wuz' thinkin' a bit more parochially...Dewy Evans-ish!

Same ball-park, huh?

Frikkin Ump is a chump, as clearly after Puig's throw the 3b tagged the runner on the calf or ankle before he slide into the bag attempted a hand tag on the bag.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sat 20 Jul, 2013 08:00 pm
@Ragman,

live speed it was a close play.

i think before long, those will be subject to a quick video review -- maybe from a 5th ump sitting in front of a monitor...
Rockhead
 
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Reply Sat 20 Jul, 2013 08:03 pm
@Region Philbis,
I agree...

the Royals got the human version of J Verlander tonight.

holding on 6-5 headed for Holland...
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sat 20 Jul, 2013 08:09 pm
@Rockhead,

verlander's been pretty ordinary this year.
ditto sabathia...
 

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