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Discussion in 'MLB Baseball Forum' started by JohnU, Mar 6, 2018.

  1. JohnU

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    Tanking is of course hard to quantify. If for example, the Reds decide they can sign Bailey or Cueto, choose one, trade the other ... then Bailey essentially is out for 2 years, doesn't pitch, comes back uneffective ... then they spend 3 years filling in with 4A bad pitchers ... see where I am headed here? It isn't all intentional and sometimes there just isn't the same emphasis on what is needed.

    But I agree ... the rent-a-winner is bullshit and fans sooner or later will get tired of buying WADE DAVIS jerseys in the pro shop.

    I think we blame the front office too much sometimes. Rosters are sometimes more luck than skill for small markets.
     



  2. Mitziman

    Mitziman i know you don't like to hear the truth, but...

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    Well that' the kiss of death.....lol......But I do like your thinking.

    Our starting pitching has some concerns after Lester and Hendricks......
    The hitting looks to start coming around....
    And Baseball tonight was just talking about a Machado trade for Addison Russel and two minor league pitchers ..........Now that would be interesting.

    I don' think we've played up to our potential.....yet.......
     
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    The Brewers are still the team to fear.
     
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    Can't have a floor without a ceiling and the big money teams haven't been willing to agree to a cap/ceiling. Nor will they agree to revenue sharing that would also raise the floor.
     
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    A rare thing happened in St. Louis last night . . . . . Cardinals pitchers pitched well for the entire game.
     
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    The BrewCrew have a nice lineup with Shaw,Braun,Yelich.....And now that Thames is off the dl,it just made that team even stronger on the offensive side.......

    So far their pitching has been decent,but in the long run,I just don' see them hanging in there.......
     
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    Cards are like 18-22 in last 40...pathetic.

    8-10 in June...freaking awesome...
     
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    Cardinals might be tanking this season whether they wanted it or not.

    9-1 against the Reds
    29-34 against everyone else

    Carmart is a mess. Wacha is out for maybe a month. This team is probably going to finish well below .500
     
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    Clayton, Unfortunately I have to agree with you and this is so frustrating for a team that has owned the NL Central for most of the past decade.
     
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    BOOOOOOOOM!

    The 19th come from behind win so far this season breaking up a no hitter in the 7th with a homer and finishing the game in the 9th with another homer

    Jesus Aguilar

    And the Red's have beaten the Cub's 2 games in a row wow nice
     
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    Your Brewers are certainly playing good baseball lately, that's for sure.
     
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    My Pirates have dropped 4 straight. :doh:
     
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    John, Congratulations on your Reds sweeping the Cubs!

    It couldn't have come at a better time for my Cardinals as we continue to breathe on a respirator trying to stay in the hunt.
     
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    Pirates almost snatched defeat from the jaws of victory again. Thankfully Vasquez struckout the side in the bottom of the 9th.
     
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    Cardinal Fans: Why don't I have that comfy and cozy feeling about tonight's game?

    Maybe it's because we have Martinez, whose pitches have been all over the place lately, going against a guy named Mr. Kluber, I don't know.
     
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    attention Pirates management, your backup catcher had 5 errors tonight!
    Why is he still on the roster???? Pretty sure that you can find someone else somewhere?
    :L:L:eek:
     
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    Box score only shows 2. I didn't see the game, so I don't know what you're talking about???