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Everything posted by calmunderfire

  1. It was blatant that he was targeted twice in the past 70 games.
  2. He was once hit 50 times in a season. And lead the league 7 times in HBP. I've never heard of him before, but logic would probably dictate that this guy was standing directly on top of the plate.
  3. Papelbon just did it. He's been blatantly targeted twice now in like a 60 or 70 game span.
  4. It's the American League it is the pitcher's responsibility to drill there best guy if you intentionally drill our best guy. The DH rule protects Ventura. So you destroy Cain and then it stops.
  5. HBP stats don't tell the whole beanball story. HBP is part of baseball. Majority of HBP's are unintentional outcomes when a pitcher loses control. Also, a guy could be hit 20 times a season. Another could be hit 6 times per season. But the guy who was hit 6 times could have been targeted intentionally far more than the guy who was hit 30 times. If you stand right on top of the plate like Anthony Rizzo you get drilled by accident. That's what happens when your toe is 3 inches from the inside corner.
  6. Agreed. I would have preferred if Manny hadn't stormed the mound solely because of the indefinite suspension. Would gets back to the point of the thread. Our pitchers need to drill somebody in the letters. Preferably Cain and Homser. And maybe do it a couple times because we're not ****ing around with this hitting our best players stuff.
  7. Good post. Manny is far and away the #1 target. 1. He's the best player on the team. 2. Jones is too respected around the league to be plunked. 3. Chris Davis is just too damn big to be plunking like that.
  8. One of the best mound rushes I've ever seen calmly walks toward mound, blocks punch, lands a few punches and then massive DDT takedown. Well done.
  9. The umpires and league have allowed it to spiral out of control. It's up to the players to police Ventura. And the most effective way to do that is to drill Cain repeatedly until Ventura either stops beaning people or is released.
  10. Well then Cain goes on the DL and Ventura gets ostracized. You can't just let people sucker you.
  11. That would make sense if they were both at fault. But Ventura is clearly in the wrong here. He bears the responsibility. He's intentionally hitting people while unprovoked. Everybody sees it.
  12. No they say hey this is what happens when our pitcher keeps drilling the opposing teams best player. That's how to handle it. You drill our best we go high on yours. See how quickly that ends it.
  13. The league obviously can't reign in Ventura. So let Cain do it. The rule should be this: drill our best player and Cain takes one to the upper back. See how Cain likes that. See how the Royals and Ned Yost like that. Ventura stops that crap real quick then.
  14. Who cares of Buck gets tossed. He doesn't play in the games. Just have somebody drill someone. Let them know, stop hitting our best players.
  15. Don't you guys ever tire of opposing teams beaming our best players? They do it every single year. And our pitchers do nothing. All they do is just sit around and suck on it.
  16. Can't remember us going up high on somebody in retaliation.
  17. Its not done. They threw at our best player. Nah, screw that.
  18. That's why somebody who blows like Ubaldo or some middle relief guy should drill people.
  19. I don't like how Manny handled it. Yea if it's a 1 game suspension just rush the mound. But it's going to be lengthy. In addition, we need to stop letting people drill our best players. Year after year guys go after Davis, Jones, Machado. Our pitchers have completely failed to protect them. Only they throw the baseball.
  20. I don't like them throwing at our best player in two separate consecutive AB's. And now he's going to be suspended for a handful of games, maybe more. We're winning big now. Sad thing is we're pussies when it comes to beanball retaliation. I've watched the O's get drilled over and over and over through the years and all we do is jog to first. And then our pitchers never back our guys up, never. The most we'll do is wait to 2 outs and bases empty and then throw at somebody's calf. That's all we ever do. Destroy somebody. It needs to be done.
  21. You thinking about Harper who is a FA the same year. I can't think of anybody who would get a larger deal in the near future.
  22. That's what the word is now. And Angelos is not willing to spend that much. Machado also apparently shut down negotiations in 2013. Like I've been saying all along. He's going to completely and totally destroy any previous baseball contract. He will easily become baseball's highest paid player ever with ease. But they said he doesn't hit like Cabrera or Trout or Pujols. Blah, blah, blah. Were they free agents at 26 years old? No they were not.
  23. Of course he's not. He hasn't had the chance to prove greatness at SS. He just doesn't had the chance to log enough games at the position to see what he can or can't do. Sort of like an elite level boxer who was destroying everybody, but ducked by the best and never given his chance because everybody else was in such fear. Was Marvin Hagler a great fighter? Yes he was, but took forever to get his chance to prove it because everybody was running completely scared. Similar to Machado. He's a great defensive player and would be a great defensive player, but he simply hasn't been given his chance. And no I do not consider this to be a chance. He needs hundreds of games at the position.
  24. You can't possibly dispute that he has more raw natural talent than Hardy.
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