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  1. JMaest Member

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    ^ I could totally see, realistically, the Yankees being in on Garza. I really could. Theo and Bryan are close friends and a package that makes sense for both teams could definitely be made.
  2. DBurchHero Ninja Cashman

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    Its hard for , these days, for a pitcher to NOT be worth 3 million dollars... Going 0-35 and giving 200 IP is worth 3 million dollars.
  3. JMaest Member

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    I could easily do that. Where's my $3M?
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    figured they would have started this by now and not wait until christmas...
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    Bet you couldnt, lol. You have to be somewhat successful to reach 200 IP
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    Oh I missed that part. I was focusing on the 0-35 record! That's more in my wheelhouse... ;)
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    You would probably play the Royals or Orioles at least once.. come on man
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  8. JMaest Member

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    Yeah but I'd be focused on the record. It'd be fastballs down the middle all day.
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    Cy Young's record?
    Most losses in a career I mean..
  10. JMaest Member

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    Exactly.

    I'd also have the record for quickest ejections and most batters hit in one game. It's clear I'd be pitching against the Red Sox at least a couple of times... ;)
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    Hit Josh Beckett for me..
  12. JMaest Member

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    Lol. Can you imagine Sterling calling the game:

    Sterling: JMaest has a 2-0 count on Scutaro and looks like he's ready. Wait a second. He's looking into the Boston dugo--Oh my goodness, I don't believe it. Can you believe that? I don't have the words. He just drilled a pretty good fastball into the dugout right at Josh Beckett's left cheek. How do you like that? Fastest fastball he's thrown all season and it went straight across the side of Beckett's face.

    Waldman: John that fastball was clocked at 97 MPH. He must have really had a power surge because his fastball hadn't been above 60MPH all season.

    Sterling: You just can't make this stuff up Suzyn. Anyway the count is now 3-0 on Scutaro...
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    Michael Kay: See Ya !
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    By Zach Links [December 24 at 3:34pm CST]
    3:34pm: The Rays' interest in Posada isn't strong, says Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times. According to Topkin, Posada figures to be, at best, among the club's fallback options if other moves don't go as planned.
    11:38am: Recently, we learned that Jorge Posada would like to continue playing in 2012 if he can find the right situation. There appears to be interest in the veteran as the Rays, Orioles, and Phillies have inquired on Posada, the catcher's father told Javier Maymi of ESPNDeportes.com (Spanish link).
    Sources told Maymi that the Rays are interested in exploring the possibility of signing Posada as a reserve first baseman, designated hitter, and backup to Jose Molina. The Rays already have Jose Lobaton and Robinson Chirinos to support Molina and even though both catchers suffered injuries over the winter, they are expected to be fine heading into Spring Training.
    The Phillies would also be a curious fit for Posada with Jim Thome already providing a power bat against right-handed pitching. As for the Orioles, they reportedly didn't have much interest in Posada a month ago as they were seeking someone who could catch every day if necessary.
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    By Luke Adams [December 25 at 9:00am CST]
    There are four teams talking to free agent Japanese right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma, according to Joe Stiglich of the Bay Area News Group (via Twitter). The Athletics, who won the bidding on Iwakuma last winter but couldn't work out a contract, are one of the four, says Stiglich.
    The Rakuten Golden Eagles posted Iwakuma a year ago, but ultimately re-signed him after the righty was unable to agree to a deal with the A's. Oakland bid about $19.1MM for the right to exclusively negotiate with Iwakuma, but were reluctant to commit the type of salary the pitcher was seeking on top of the posting fee.
    Iwakuma has now reached free agency, so the Sosnick-Cobbe client can sign a contract with any MLB club. Besides the A's, the Twins may be one of the four clubs involved. They placedsecond in the Iwakuma bidding last year, and were said to have him on their radar last month. Perhaps the Orioles are in as well -- Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun wrote this week that Dan Duquette is "exceptionally well-versed in international players," and the O's havetargeted arms such as Tsuyoshi Wada and Wei-Yin Chin since the new GM's arrival.
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    From MLB.com:

    The Tampa Bay Rays appear to have interest in signing free-agent catcher/designated hitter Jorge Posada, according to a report from ESPN Deportes.

    Posada could serve as a backup at first base, DH and catcher, the story states, which potentially would give the Rays a 36-year-old starting catcher in Jose Molina and a 40-year-old reserve in Posada. During the 2011 season, the final year of a four-year, $52.4 million deal with the Yankees, Posada played just six innings behind the plate.

    There is still a decision to be made by Posada, who is drawing interest from the Orioles and Phillies according to the same report, as to whether he will return for the 2012 campaign or retire. Posada has a .273 average with 275 home runs and 1,065 RBIs in 1,829 career games played over 17 years. He was a major contributor to four Yankees World Series championship teams, producing 11 postseason homers and 42 RBIs in total.

    I'd hate to see Jorge sign with another team, especially one the Yanks would have to play 18 times, but who am I to tell the guy what to do, right?

    That said, I do believe signing on somewhere else for one or two more sub-par years wouldn't do much for his legacy in this game.
  17. irish whiskey

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    i too would prefer not to see him in another uni
    felt the same way about bernie
    certain guys belong in one uni
    doesn't matter that not a yankee fan
    he, bernie, jeter and mo were the core of those great late 1990/early 2000 teams
    as a fan of baseball i want him to go out a yankee
    but i agree with you
    we have no right to tell him what to do
  18. JMaest Member

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    I like this. I think it's really up to the individual and what he cares about more than anything else. If Jorge still wants to play then he's definitely earned that right to do so. I would hope, like Bernie, he cares about his legacy just a little bit more than that but I don't think it's a negative if he still feels he has something to offer.
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    By Ben Nicholson-Smith [December 29 at 3:08pm CST]
    The Orioles have had several conversations with Joe Saunders' representatives, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun (on Twitter). Legacy Sports represents the left-hander, who is a Falls Church, VA native.
    Saunders, 30, posted a 3.69 ERA with 4.6 K/9, 2.8 BB/9 and a 44.5% ground ball rate in 212 innings this past season. He has averaged 200 innings per season since 2008 without striking out more than five batters per nine innings in any of the past four seasons. The former 12th overall pick had an average fastball velocity of 89.6 mph in 2011.
    The Rockies, Marlins, Red Sox and Tigers also appear to have some interest in Saunders, who was non-tendered by the Diamondbacks earlier in the month. Saunders and Jeremy Guthriewould provide the Orioles with a pair of solid but unspectacular innings eaters atop their rotation. Tsuyoshi Wada, Tommy Hunter, Zach Britton, Brian Matusz and Dana Evelandare other possibilities for Baltimore's rotation.
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    ^ Not a bad pickup.

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