Ragman
 
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Reply Sun 24 Apr, 2011 04:15 pm
@jespah,
What do you mean no catching superstar? What would you call Joe Mauer? Putting his recent injury aside, he's considered by many as the best offensively as well as defensively.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Sun 24 Apr, 2011 05:21 pm
@jespah,
Also, Brian McCann (Atlanta Braves) is an an All-star catcher. His vision problems (blurry in one eye after Lasik surgery) have been corrected. His defense seems to be improving, too.
jespah
 
  1  
Reply Mon 25 Apr, 2011 06:00 am
@Ragman,
Yes but in fantasy it's all about offense -- at least the way that we play it. Catchers haven't been highly rated in a while, even Mauer.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Fri 13 May, 2011 06:29 am

it's very telling that tito jiggered the rotation so that dice would not have to pitch @ yankee stadium this weekend...
Ragman
 
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Reply Sat 14 May, 2011 05:36 pm
@jespah,
I wasn't aware the thread was about fantasy. Not saying that to be fresh or anything. I know quite a bit about sports, but next to nothing about fantasy sports except that it exists. It's one less addiction (along with online gambling) in which I've gotten involved. thankfully.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Sat 14 May, 2011 05:37 pm
@Region Philbis,
Game just started and I'm watching Beckett pitch now. He gave up back-to-back hits to start off but he just got Texiera out now. 0-0 in the first.

Love it....he's throwing his high and inside heat on A-rod,. That'll keep him in his slump (.188).
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sun 15 May, 2011 04:50 am
@Ragman,

beckett has been his old dominant self just about every start this year.
last night the O came through for him in a big way.
a sweep tonight would finally get us to .500 ...
Stormwatch
 
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Reply Sun 15 May, 2011 05:15 pm
@Region Philbis,
Shhhhh......don't say it too loud!
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 16 May, 2011 06:27 am
@Stormwatch,

s'ok...

http://www.nt-cleaning.co.uk/clipart/ani_man_sweep.gif
Joe Nation
 
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Reply Mon 16 May, 2011 07:09 am
@Region Philbis,
Yea!

Joe(is that too loud?)Nation
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Ragman
 
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Reply Tue 17 May, 2011 10:29 pm
Daisuke Matsuzaka will be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained elbow tomorrow according to Terry Fracona. Righthander Michael Bowden was recalled from AAA Pawtucket.

Aceves will be the starting pitcher on Saturday against Chicago in his place in the order.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Fri 3 Jun, 2011 06:10 am
@Ragman,

facing tommy john surgery, he may have pitched his last game in a red sawx uni -- next year is the last year of his contract.

more later...
Ragman
 
  1  
Reply Fri 3 Jun, 2011 05:52 pm
@Region Philbis,
Yeah, I heard about that. Wonder why the powers-that-be didn't propose this long ago. I'll bet my last dollar it was diagnosed but kept quiet.

So far Aceves doesn't look like the starter who can fill in properly.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jun, 2011 06:25 am
@Ragman,

at the time of the injury, it didn't seem that serious.
dice is famous for keeping the team in the dark when he's hurt.
with lackey back, aceves will go back to the 'pen...

so assuming he's pitched his last game for us, here are his stats --
49 wins, 30 losses, 105 games started, 622 2/3 innings pitched (a little under 6 innings per start),
4.25 ERA, 1 complete game, 569 hits allowed (64 dingers), 301 walks, 568 K's.

$51,111,111.11 posting fee.
$52,000,000.00 (6 year) contract.

he never lived up to the hype that preceded his arrival from japan.
for the most part, he pitched like a back-of-the-rotation starter.
he had the annoying habit of loading the bases with no outs and somehow escaping with minimal damage.

after surgery, he should be able to resume his career.
but i wonder if a team would be willing to take a chance on him...
Ragman
 
  1  
Reply Sat 4 Jun, 2011 06:28 am
@Region Philbis,
Let's hope it isn't the Sawx looking to re-sign Roll-the-Dice-K after his op.

Lackey ...hmmmm. He's well again? How can you tell?
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jun, 2011 06:30 am
@Ragman,

Quote:
How can you tell?
can't... but apparently he's starting on sunday...
jespah
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jun, 2011 06:34 am
@Region Philbis,
Forever more, a disappointment should be called a Daisuke.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jun, 2011 06:35 am
@Region Philbis,
My sad prediction: within 4 innings and he'll be riding the pine again. I'd love to be wrong.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jun, 2011 06:44 am
@Ragman,

we'll see.
he did say the elbow felt better after getting a cortisone shot last week...
Ragman
 
  1  
Reply Sat 4 Jun, 2011 07:52 am
@Region Philbis,
Cortisone shots are a treatment of last resort. Sooner, rather than later, a surgery is in order.
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