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MLB 2012 Season

Discussion in 'Sports Board' started by Arms Akimbo, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. Arms Akimbo

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    It's opening day! Unfortunately I have no car for the next 3 weeks so this will be the first opening day I do not attend in 4 years. I'm saddened that the best starter the Pirates have to offer for opening day is Erik Bedard, but I'm optimistic he'll improve by moving to the NL and not having to face either the Yankees, Red Sox, Rays, or Blue Jays every week. I'm hoping he'll be somewhere in the mid to low 3.00 range by the end of the year.
     
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    I am going to Opening Day for the Rangers tomorrow. Cannot. Wait.
     
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    Got a day off, and I'm watching the Red Sox/Tigers game. Rock.

    Here comes the Bobby V era in Boston. Not really sure how it's gonna turn out, but hopefully it'll start out better than last year.
     
  4. Luke 217

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    Most retarded Cubs fans will hold signs, placards and chant "Its Gonna Happen",,, but I got news for you feckless retards.. Not this year. Shit, there ain't hope for the next 2-3 years.

    And what kind of manager has Dempster as the number 1 starter over Garza?
     
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    Nice to see Verlander being his usual dominant self. Unfortunately, it looks like Valverde already doesn't have the same luck playing with fire as he had last year. Also, very encouraged by Austin Jackson's first game and spring season. Should be fun watching the Cabrera-Fielder show every day.
     
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    Jesus, Detroit is just laying the smack down.
     
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    I very much enjoyed listening to the game today.

    Kinda pissed I paid $125 for mlb.tv so I could watch the Tigers from Colorado and they still black out games on the major networks. Would've been fine if Fox's coverage wasn't regional. That's some bullshit.
     
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    I did not enjoy the updates I kept recieving on my phone today. Fister, indeed.
     
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    Prince Fielder and Cabrera earned their money for the Tigers today!
     
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    And Cabrera kept it going today as well. Fuck, the Boston bullpen needs to not suck the entire season.
     
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    This is the first time in a decade I have believed the following two sentences:
    1) The Red Sox starting pitching is mediocre.
    2) The AL champ is unlikely to come out of the East
     
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    I cannot believe the following:

    Ryan Dempster outpitched Strasberg, Garza outpitched Gio Gonzales, and yesterday Samardzija pitched 9 innings, didn't walk anyone, and got the win.
    And the Cubs still lost the series. I love me some Kerry Wood, but him and Marmol shit the bed this weekend.
     
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    I wouldn't crown the Tigers or Angels or Rangers just yet. It's easy to pick on the Sox because their weakness is so concentrated, but it's really hard not to win a bunch of games when you roll out Ellsbury-Pedroia-Gonz-Ortiz-Youkilis-Crawford every day. The Angels lineup and defense aren't really that great (pitching is ridiculous, though), and the Tigers are benefiting primarily from a bad division. Yeah they got Fielder, but he's not that huge of an upgrade over V-Mart, and they've got a lot of regression candidates.

    Also, that infield defense...

    As for the Rangers, they've got a couple of question marks, but if those question marks do well (Ogando, Darvish, Hamilton's health), they are obviously super dangerous.
     
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    Just Ozzie being Ozzie...

    <a class="postlink" href="http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/7791970/ozzie-guillen-miami-marlins-return-city-answer-questions-fidel-castro-comments" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/77919 ... o-comments</a>

    The Cubans can protest all they like, but you can't boycott a game you weren't really going to in the 1st place!
     
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    The Pirates won two of three against the Phillies and are tied for second least runs allowed so far. So naturally they move down a spot in ESPN's Power Rankings.
    http://espn.go.com/mlb/powerrankings

    Meanwhile the Brewers go 1-2 and move up a spot.

    Gotta love it.
     
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    The Mariners have figured out that the best way to be effective hitters is to not jam the bats up their asses. Darvish looked remarkably human. I only say that because Japanese pitchers generally blow the doors off of everybody until hitters have seen them a couple of times.
     
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    Had to do something to try and calm the cuban population, and 5 games isn't shit. I doubt it helps much.
     
  19. Nom Chompsky

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    Kinsler locked up for 5/75.

    Considering he's probably Texas' best player, I think they got a pretty good deal.
     
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    Darvish held together remarkably well. That was a LOT of pressure.
    Hamilton is playing like he's got something to prove...and to be honest...he does.
    Kinsey!

    I wish Napoli would find his bat, but kudos for working the pitcher and drawing the walks.