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Is Tarpley going to be one of those guys that reminds me of Dan Duquette’s “deals” for the next ten years?  I hope not. 

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Hunter mentioned it. Said there was another pitcher they gave up for Snyder that is pitching in the bigs. Did catch the name.

2 minutes ago, BohKnowsBmore said:

I'm surprised they didn't mention that Tarpley was an Orioles draftee, 3rd rounder who was dealt for Travis Snider...

 

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So do they use givens as a set up, and go back to Wright for another save? Or is givens going 2 innings I wonder?

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3 minutes ago, Moose Milligan said:

Yeah, that was a strike.

Can't believe that ball Rickard hit got out.  I thought it was going off the wall.

It's a short-ish fence to right there, but it REALLY is a wind tunnel going that way.

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Twice using Givens in the 8th seems like an aggressive signal that the team isn't going to have a traditional closer, but I'm not sure it's the right move.  Feels like it's trying to make a point.

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Just now, OsFanSinceThe80s said:

It's the short porch.

I dunno why it's always been called a porch at Yankee Stadium.  You never hear it called a porch in any other park.

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1 minute ago, OldNewGuy said:

Hunter mentioned it. Said there was another pitcher they gave up for Snyder that is pitching in the bigs. Did catch the name.

 

On the radio I assume?

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Just now, BohKnowsBmore said:

Twice using Givens in the 8th seems like an aggressive signal that the team isn't going to have a traditional closer, but I'm not sure it's the right move.  Feels like it's trying to make a point.

Should be matchup based not innings based.

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3 minutes ago, BohKnowsBmore said:

I'm surprised they didn't mention that Tarpley was an Orioles draftee, 3rd rounder who was dealt for Travis Snider...

They did on the radio.

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1 minute ago, OldNewGuy said:

Hunter mentioned it. Said there was another pitcher they gave up for Snyder that is pitching in the bigs. Did catch the name.

 

Yeah, Steven Brault for the Pirates.  Two big league pitchers for Travis Snider. 

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Just now, Moose Milligan said:

I dunno why it's always been called a porch at Yankee Stadium.  You never hear it called a porch in any other park.

Really, I feel like I have heard "short porch" at numerous stadiums.

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2 minutes ago, tntoriole said:

Is Tarpley going to be one of those guys that reminds me of Dan Duquette’s “deals” for the next ten years?  I hope not. 

The Beckham trade and giving the Rays Tobias Myers is probably to come back to haunt the Orioles.

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