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Old 07-31-2017, 07:39 PM
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As a Yankee fan, I don't mind the Gray trade, but I hated the Jaime Garcia pickup. They gave up two nice minor league arms for a mediocre rental. Littell was a young arm putting up some impressive numbers in the minors.

Have fun w/ Jaime! He will frustrate the hell out of you!! I don't know how many times I watched him pitch 4-5 innings of dominant baseball and then implode around the 6th. Probably the reason he has been traded 3 times since December of last year!

I still think your Yankees can make a real run at it this year!!
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KC should have been sellers, now they'll get nothing when Hosmer and Moose leave. Add in Vargas, and KC could have rebuilt a depleted farm system.
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Old 08-01-2017, 08:13 AM
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Kind of shocked the Indians didn't do much.

So how do you all feel about moves your team did or didn't make?
The market was stupid this year. The Indians tried to do something, but Darvish wouldn't waive his no trade clause to Cleveland. Zach Britton's price tag was an arm, leg, and a right nut, while Brad Hand's price tag was the other arm, other leg, and a left nut.

Joe Smith is putting up some very solid numbers this year, the best of his career. We loved him when he was in Cleveland before, and are glad to be getting him back. He helps bolster the pen from a RH standpoint, and spells Shaw from appearing as much (thank goodness; hate Shaw). He's also married to Allie LaForce, a local sports sideline reporter who went national with CBS. She's gorgeous and a nice consolation prize since the Tigers took Kate Upton... errr... Justin Verlander off the market.

The Tribe will be more active during the waiver trading period. They would like to add a LH arm in the pen I'd assume, and a bench bat.


The Dodgers made a lot of moves, but did they really get better? Darvish is having a pretty sub-par year, and the two lefties they got have quite a few flaws.

The Yankees won the day with the Gray trade. We'll see how their lineup holds up the rest of the season.

The Royals made some sneaky good moves recently, but I do think they should have sold - unless there is some confirmation that maybe these guys might stay.

I'm surprised the Pirates didn't move more pieces like Cutch or Cole.

Overall, I thought it was a pretty uneventful trade deadline.
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Have fun w/ Jaime! He will frustrate the hell out of you!! I don't know how many times I watched him pitch 4-5 innings of dominant baseball and then implode around the 6th. Probably the reason he has been traded 3 times since December of last year!

I still think your Yankees can make a real run at it this year!!

I'm guessing they took that into consideration when they traded for him. Yankees really only need their starters to go 5 innings or so (sometimes less), with the bullpen they've put together.

I also wonder if they might have backed off in acquiring him if they had made the Sonny Gray trade earlier.
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Old 08-01-2017, 11:53 AM
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I'm guessing they took that into consideration when they traded for him. Yankees really only need their starters to go 5 innings or so (sometimes less), with the bullpen they've put together.

I also wonder if they might have backed off in acquiring him if they had made the Sonny Gray trade earlier.
Very valid point on the 5 inning thing, The Yankees have one hell of a bullpen!
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The Dodgers made a lot of moves, but did they really get better? Darvish is having a pretty sub-par year, and the two lefties they got have quite a few flaws.
Darvish is 18th in starter fWAR and striking out nearly 10/ 9 innings. I wish my pitchers could have such subpar years!
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Indians acquire Jay Bruce for Low A Ball pitching prospect Ryder Ryan.

Helluva move by the Tribe.
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Old 08-09-2017, 11:24 PM
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After all my negative post about the Cardinals and their sloppy play this year, stating they have no chance to make the playoffs....

Tonight our season was saved, tonight we had the Rally Cat!!

In 2011 the Rally Squirrel appeared twice in the Division Series and we went on to win it all!

Tonight the Cardinals were down 5-4 with Yadier Molina at the plate and the bases loaded.. All the sudden a cat ran out on the field and caused a delay in the game. When play resumed Yadi hit the first pitch into the stands for a Grand Slam and the Cards hung on for the win.

http://www.stltoday.com/sports/baseb...9a08e4b7e.html
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Scott,

EVERY restaurant on the Hill needs to send a pan of lasagna to Kaufman Stadium addressed to Dayton Moore, as a note of " Thanks " for his doing little to improve KC for a playoff run.

Our play has helped the Cards back into some contention, and is putting KC out of the picture.

The Royals should have been sellers, but the Brass wanted to keep the band together for one last show. Instead of selling, I don't see KC making the playoffs and will be left with nothing come FA time. KC could have rebuilt their farm system, but grossly overestimated the team instead. Now, KC is set a good 5 years back, and that's assuming their draft picks and re-tread ( value as the Brass likes to say ) players produce. BTW, KC is horrible in evaluating draft talent, or grooming draft picks for the bigs, or both.

This is very frustrating as most other playoff teams made significant moves that KC was not in a position to make. And how Escobar continues to hold the gig at SS is beyond me and most of KC fans.

Gone are the days of 5 innings and let the pen take over. That MO may work a year of two, but is hardly a recipe for long term success.

It's hard to complain after back to back Series appearances, and winning one.

But it's also hard to sit back and watch the team piss away the future like they have done.
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Lou,

I still don't think my Cardinals are good enough to make it this year, but they did have a good series against your Royals. The Rally Cat was probably the most enjoyable moment of our season so far. I just think by the end of the season it's going to be the Cubbies in first. Just way to much talent on that team.

To be honest I don't think it matters who wins the NL Central this year, I just don't see any one getting past the Dodgers. I have never seen a team play so great over such a long stretch of time like this.

Good luck to your Royals man, I think they still have a chance!
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