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Don't mean to jinx them but TB pitchers have been PERFECT today. Pitching a PERFECT GAME.

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We gave up Cashner for 2 17 year old kids. I don't get it. should have gotten way more than that.

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C'mon Hangout! Gotta stay awake, gotta try and shake off this creeping malaise !

 

 

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Eshelman is fun to watch. His picture is next to the definition of junkballer in the dictionary, but he works fast, knows how to pitch and the command is mostly excellent

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Just now, scOtt said:

C'mon Hangout! Gotta stay awake, gotta try and shake off this creeping malaise !

 

 

I’m at the game. It’s very hard to stay awake. 

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1 minute ago, mrbig1 said:

We gave up Cashner for 2 17 year old kids. I don't get it. should have gotten way more than that.

That's the hope, that they're REALLY good 17 year olds. Boston gave one of them $275,000. :noidea:

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1 minute ago, eddie83 said:

At least this game is moving fast.  

I always hope for long games. More time to watch baseball.

 

I get lots of baseball the next couple weeks. Going to day shift to learn a new machine.

 

6am... UGH!

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10 minutes ago, scOtt said:

I meant to ask, who's on the radio with Melewski? Gregg Olsen?

Bordick.  

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5 minutes ago, scOtt said:

C'mon Hangout! Gotta stay awake, gotta try and shake off this creeping malaise !

 

 

Absolutely my favorite Pink song! I used to be able to play most of that.

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19 minutes ago, SteveA said:

Category A:  Some people are disappointed we couldn't get more.   Or that we didn't at least shop him around more to see if we could have gotten a bit more.  Even realizing there are more starting pitchers out there to be dealt with more value than Cashner, this seems like a pretty low haul.

Category B:  Faith that Elias & Sig wouldn't make a deal unless they got good value so they trust them.

Atomic:   We should be trading FOR guys like Cashner and maybe we can put together a team that can compete for the wild card next year.

I'm mostly in Category A, although I hold out hope that maybe Koby Perez saw something in these guys and they could turn out to be diamonds.    

I read most of the comments, and I think this is a good summary. While I wasn't counting, I think those in Category A are the clear majority.

Several posters were critical of Elias making trading Cashner so early, eliminating teams that will try but fail to acquire higher-value starters and might then lower their sights to Cashner later in the month.  

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