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99ct last won the day on April 27 2006

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  1. Are There Three Internal SP Candidates

    The frustrating thing is that, to fill 3 spots successfully, it would really take more like 5-7 candidates.
  2. Is Manny a 5 tool player?

    Yeah, sorry, I equate "unspectacular" with "pretty average," as you call it. We're on the same page.
  3. Is Manny a 5 tool player?

    I don't think he's a true 5-tool player, but then again, very few are. Of the skills you listed, Manny's batting average is pretty unspectacular - although his OBP is pretty good, and maybe you should replace BA with OBP in your list of 5 tools. Moreover, baserunning is average at best, IMO. He makes blunders, and doesn't really steal enough bases to compensate. That said, his power and glove are far above average, IMO, so he's still a very valuable player ... but perhaps not that diversified
  4. The Case for Justin Verlander (Pros / Cons)

    The deal-breaker for me is giving up prospects. The salary is obviously unattractive, but you might be able to talk me into taking the contract (easy to say from my position). Its the part where we presumably have to give up a prospect in exchange for the contract that I am opposed to. Maybe a second tier prospect and they throw in some $? Doubt they'd do it though.
  5. We get Tim Beckham...and its a good pick up

    (I mentioned OBP because speed on the basepaths, even if he had it, wouldn't do much good if he can't get on)
  6. Youre right that, by now, we know that Miley and Ubaldo are awful. But at the same time, we managed to hang around the wildcard until August. From here on out, its a short season left to play, and as the number of remaining games dwindles, the opportunity for a "lucky outcome" increases.
  7. We get Tim Beckham...and its a good pick up

    What do people think of Rickard's speed? To me he looks about average, and his OBP isnt real great either. A little hot streak is welcomed, but I dont really see him as anything more than a 4th OF.
  8. vs. TIGERS, 8/06

    I feel like I'm walking on eggshells. I still remember how pumped I was when we hit 5HRs in the first against the Astros last year, and Wade Miley still got blown out. Silly me for thinking we'd be the ones blowing the Astros out...
  9. That was such a well-pitched game. Not hard to throw 95 in the 8th when your pitch count is so low. For Miley, that would have been about 2 outs in the 4th!
  10. We get Tim Beckham...and its a good pick up

    If they're so smart, why did they use the #1 pick on him?
  11. We get Tim Beckham...and its a good pick up

    I didn't notice this the first time, but did the Tigers' pitcher do the "pointing straight up to indicate a pop up" on Castillo's HR?
  12. We get Tim Beckham...and its a good pick up

    Roy, my recollection is that Buck's statement was before the Beckham trade...did he say JJ would start again since the trade?
  13. Edwin Jackson

    I know. Apparently I have jinx power.
  14. Edwin Jackson

    E-Jax looking a bit more like himself at Wrigley today.
  15. Orioles acquire Brallan Perez

    This has crossed my mind too - it's not like it's a totally dumb idea to pick them up from other organizations. I think some downsides, though, include the fact that it's highly unlikely any top international players will be "sold," so we're always dealing in sleepers