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Same lineup as yesterday

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Aug 25, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Curtis Granderson CF
Eric Chavez 3B
Russell Martin C
Raul Ibanez DH
Ichiro Suzuki LF

RHP Hiroki Kuroda

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85 Responses to “Same lineup as yesterday”

  1. CountryClub August 25th, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Someone tell Girardi that Martin is hitting under .200 and that he especially stinks against righties.

  2. CountryClub August 25th, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    RMike,

    The majority of the players you listed are near or over age 30. And a few others have major makeup/injury concerns. Not really players you want to sign to 5-7 yr deals. And none of them are as good as Gonzo.

    It’s probably more likely the sox go after a couple of players via trades and then try to extend them. Someone like J Upton jumps to mind (although he has his own question marks).

  3. blake August 25th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    yup…..Sox will probably go hard after Upton….they’ve already tried once before.

  4. Jerzz August 25th, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Miguel Montero, Nick Swisher, Josh Hamilton, Zach Greinke, Melky Cabrera, RA Dickey, Edwin Jackson, Hiroki Kuroda, Jonathan Broxton, Brandon League, Brian McCaan, David Wright, Jake Peavy, Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson, James Shields, Dan Haren, Martin Prado, Shin-Soo Choo, Nelson Cruz, Hunter Pence, Matt Garza, Phil Hughes, Ubaldo Jiminez, Josh Johnson, Tim Lincecum, Edinson Volquez, Brian Wilson

    —————

    Most of the guys on the list are not difference makers, but will be paid like it. Pretty much all of them will be over 30 except for a couple of guys. I wouldn’t trust the majority of these guys with a long-term deal anyway. The only guys from that list I’d think about a long-term deal for are Cano, Wright, and McCaan.

    They’ll be hard pressed to replace Gonzalez. His contract wasn’t terrible at all.

  5. blake August 25th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    3 outs from a 4 game lead….go A’s

  6. CountryClub August 25th, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    I’m a loss column guy, so I prefer to think of it as 3 outs from a 5 gm lead.

  7. 4time August 25th, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    With Middlebrooks, they won’t be in on Wright. With Pedroia, they don’t need Cano.

    So basically, they’re back to looking at risky outfielder contracts like Hamilton, Melky, Swisher, Cruz, Choo, Pence, etc. and over 30, good not great pitchers like Shields, Haren, Peavy, etc.

    Lucky for us, there is no Verlander, King Felix, J. Upton, Strasburg, Longoria, Kemp, Braun, Tulo, Stanton, Price, etc. out there for them to binge on with their saved $$$.

    Honestly, the prospects they got back would scare me more, as they have more pieces to trade for a guy like that.

  8. CountryClub August 25th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Martin is hitting .180 with a sub .600 OPS vs righties. By all means, bat him 7th.

  9. Joe from Long Island August 25th, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    this a big time trade, with big time opportunities for each club. but, opportunities are only good if you take advantage of them.

    if dodgers aren’t careful, they could become the Yankees of the 1980′s. if red sox aren’t careful, they could be the mets of the 1990′s.

    personally, I think red sox look to spend this winter. the alternative is a lot of tv sets tuned to something other than nesn.

  10. Barry August 25th, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Why is Melky listed among the potential premier players? This guy is marginalized by both his ability and his character.

  11. blake August 25th, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    “Martin is hitting .180 with a sub .600 OPS vs righties. By all means, bat him 7th.”

    I think the only reason they are doing that is so there is a slightly less chance of getting LOOGY’d late in the game….you can’t have Granderson, Chavez, Ibanez, and Ichiro all hit in a row like that…..all Acta would have to do is bring in a lefty and game over.

  12. b_widmer2 August 25th, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Way to go A’s!

  13. CountryClub August 25th, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    I think the only reason they are doing that is so there is a slightly less chance of getting LOOGY’d late in the game….you can’t have Granderson, Chavez, Ibanez, and Ichiro all hit in a row like that…..all Acta would have to do is bring in a lefty and game over.

    ——————

    Oh, I’m sure that’s the reason. doesn’t make it any easier to swallow. Plus, if Girardi pinch hit for ibanez and Chavez when he was supposed to, it wouldn’t be a real issue.

  14. LGY August 25th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    I don’t think anyone, maybe not even the Red Sox, right now know what they will do with all their new found payroll flexibility. It will be a very interesting winter to see what direction they go in.

    I also can’t help but think how different things would be if they signed Holliday like many of us expected them to do.

  15. LGY August 25th, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Looking at that list maybe the Sox target Swisher to help turn around their clubhouse.

    Also there is something kind of hilarious imaging Hughes in a RS uniform.

  16. blake August 25th, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    “Oh, I’m sure that’s the reason. doesn’t make it any easier to swallow. Plus, if Girardi pinch hit for ibanez and Chavez when he was supposed to, it wouldn’t be a real issue.”

    True….but nobody on the bench is really lightin the world on fire against LHP…..jones stinking is really hurting their flexibility.

  17. blake August 25th, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    I think Cherington will go all out for J. UPton..

  18. Villa Nova-Ya August 25th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Didn’t Hughes grow up a Red Sox fan? :)

    Gonna have to wrap my head around musical players, I guess, but I have to tell ya, I do not want to see some of my fav Yankees in red stockings.

  19. blake August 25th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Even in the tough times I ran into so many wonderful people that were so awesome I’m Greatly appreciative to all of you #redsox nation fans — Josh Beckett (@beck19bb)

    Beckett joined twitter…..fun.

  20. PacoDooley August 25th, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Just stopping by to say how frustrated I am to see that Boston-LA deal go through. Why on earth would LA eat all that money AND send actual prospects back in return? As a straight salary dump (and a personality dump in Beckett) LA should have offered little if any actual quality in return unless Boston agreed to eat a lot of Crawford’s deal.

    This is bad news for NY (obviously) for what it means in terms of competition from a team that looked to be burdened for years to come. But it also means that LA and its new found cash won’t be as big a competitor for free agents etc.

    I just wish NY could have gotten ahead of this curve and found a way to send A-Rod to LA…

  21. blake August 25th, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Rays lost 2 of 3 against the As now they play Texas. Yanks need to take advantage…..run off 4 of the remaining 5 against the Indians and Jays and the lead could push back to 5 or 6

  22. bruceb August 25th, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    don’t think anyone, maybe not even the Red Sox, right now know what they will do with all their new found payroll flexibility. It will be a very interesting winter to see what direction they go in.

    It gives them the opportunity to buy young and add talent and energy to the three established stars they have in their lineup: Ellsbury, Pedroia and Ortiz. Brian Cashman will never have that kind of flexibility because he is tasked to provide a winning team each and every year. Imagine the uproar there would be if the Yankees had made this kind of trade?

  23. Nick in SF August 25th, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    How different would the Sox look today if Manager Girardi had not sent one Scott Proctor into Game 162 of our 2011 schedule vs. the Tampa Bay Rays?

  24. blake August 25th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    LA didnt want Arod….who is 37 and hurt…..they eanted prime age Agon anf thats why it happened

  25. blake August 25th, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    How different would the Sox look today if Manager Girardi had not sent one Scott Proctor into Game 162 of our 2011 schedule vs. the Tampa Bay Rays?”

    You never know …..joe is a seer

  26. Yank 97 August 25th, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Buster_ESPN
    Dodgers official on notion that LA overpaid in this deal:”It’s hard to get players like this,and sometimes you have to stretch to get them.”

  27. Eroc August 25th, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    I actually don’t think this trade is bad for LA at all.

    Gonzalez is obviously going to be a premier player again back on the WC. Signed to a very reasonable talent for a player of his caliber, only through age 36, not 40.

    After seeing what happened to Burnett in PIT, it’s not unreasonable to think Beckett can be very good back in the NL. Still has good stuff, only in his early 30s, lots of big game/postseason experience.

    Crawford has been better since he came off the DL. He wanted to play in LA to begin with but the Angels didn’t offer what he wanted. Still probably has 2-3 prime years left.

    Don’t look at the trade based on what these guys did in Boston. LA is looking at what they can do in a new environment, new league, laid back situation. I don’t think they saw Beckett/Crawford as albatrosses.

  28. The Return of Stoneburner August 25th, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    blake August 25th, 2012 at 3:53 pm
    yup…..Sox will probably go hard after Upton….they’ve already tried once before.

    ******

    And so will probably the Rangers – who hold the greatest card of all – switch hitting SS who is 19 and in AA in Profar – add to that Olt, Perez, and Martin – and the Sox and Yanks cannot compete if the Rangers become serious about going after Upton if they lose Hamilton to FA.

  29. CountryClub August 25th, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    15 of the Rays next 19 are against TX, NY & Balt. Rough stretch.

  30. Yank 97 August 25th, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Buster_ESPN
    High-ranking rival exec on Cherington’s trade with LAD:”Is it possible for the GM of a team that’s below .500 to win executive of the year?”

  31. The Return of Stoneburner August 25th, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Dodgers got Adrian Gonzales to pair with Kemp and Ramirez – all under contract – and kept Zach Lee and Joc Pederson – it is not a total disaster for LA – but they do have to sign Kershaw longterm at some point – - – -

  32. Nick in SF August 25th, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Who knows, it could end up being a win-win trade. But I’m hopeful it will be lose-lose.

  33. blake August 25th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    A source says #Dodgers were so concerned how Beckett would fit into clubhouse they plan to “crate” him. Smart. This is Peter Gammons. — Fake Peter Gammons (@FakePeteGammons)

  34. The Return of Stoneburner August 25th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Yank 97 August 25th, 2012 at 5:01 pm
    Buster_ESPN
    High-ranking rival exec on Cherington’s trade with LAD:”Is it possible for the GM of a team that’s below .500 to win executive of the year?”

    ******

    No, it is not possible. His team still s*cks on the field and that is all that matters as of now – - – this is just GM day dream talk about spreadsheets, bean counters, flexibility – when in the end – all that matters is wins and championships

  35. blake August 25th, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    “And so will probably the Rangers – who hold the greatest card of all – switch hitting SS who is 19 and in AA in Profar”

    Except there is no way they are trading Profar

  36. blake August 25th, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Im not his biggest fan….but how can Billy Beane not win exec of the year?

  37. The Return of Stoneburner August 25th, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    blake August 25th, 2012 at 5:04 pm
    “And so will probably the Rangers – who hold the greatest card of all – switch hitting SS who is 19 and in AA in Profar”

    Except there is no way they are trading Profar

    ********

    I live in the Dallas area – and while Profar is as close to untouchable as can be outside of a Mike Trout, Kershaw, Harper and a few others – as the Rangers see it.

    But, there are whispers down here he could be moved in the right deal – more likely for a pitcher to replace the Cliff Lee void.

    Still, Olt, Perez, and Martin, among others, can interest the DBacks – especially if Andrus become expendable – do the Rangers get back a Tyler Skaggs in a deal – don’t know – but Jon Daniels, down here, is expected to be very busy. It comes down also to whether the Rangers see Upton as the type of bat to go after if/when Hamilton bolts. There are also others who are still upset Fielder was not pursued.

  38. The Return of Stoneburner August 25th, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    And speaking of Upton and the Rangers – here is from mlbtraderumors (did not read this before my last post):

    It’s likely that the Rangers will pursue a trade for the Diamondbacks’ Justin Upton this offseason. Upton would join Mike Olt and Jurickson Profar as a part of the team’s future offensive core. Of course, Texas will be facing the potential losses of Josh Hamilton and Mike Napoli as free agents and Nelson Cruz will be entering his final year under contract. In a deal for Upton, the D’Backs would likely have interest in shortstop Elvis Andrus.

  39. The Return of Stoneburner August 25th, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    The thing is – if the Rangers want Upton – they can have him and can offer the best package – - – -

  40. rm August 25th, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    The intensity of the Yankees-RedSox rivalry has to diminish now that the Red Sox are in rebuilding mode. Hopefully it will be replaced with an increased intensity for the Yankees-Dodgers rivalry as they start playing each other regularly in October in the near future.

  41. The Return of Stoneburner August 25th, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    The Red Sox won’t regret trading Josh Beckett when they had the chance. Even though this winter’s available pitchers aren’t necessarily elite, there are plenty of more attractive options than Beckett. Three of the big free agents: Zack Greinke, Ryan Dempster, and Anibal Sanchez, haven’t upped their value since being traded and their prices could sink. Dan Haren and Ervin Santana could be available if the Angels decline their options and pitchers like Gavin Floyd and Justin Masterson could be on the trade block.

    ********

    Meh – all have warts – most teams are always looking for pitching – they are still going to have to overpay for any of the above – even if it is a little overpay.

  42. blake August 25th, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    So he trades Reddick for a closer that misses mkst of the year…..trades Lowrie for another closer that cant even stay in the big leagues…..builds no rotatiin depth….and has to trade his best player to rebuild cause his team sucks so bad and Buster’s “exec” thinks Cherington should win an award? You cant maje this stuff up.

    G. LOVE needs to start a fake Buster account….hes worse than Gammons

  43. blake August 25th, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    “The thing is – if the Rangers want Upton – they can have him and can offer the best package – – –”

    Sure if they want to part with those guys…..cant see them trading Profar though

  44. kd August 25th, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    this trade officially anoints theo epstein as worst executive of the year

    this trade was all about cleaning up theo’s mistakes

  45. The Return of Stoneburner August 25th, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    blake August 25th, 2012 at 5:14 pm
    “The thing is – if the Rangers want Upton – they can have him and can offer the best package – – –”

    Sure if they want to part with those guys…..cant see them trading Profar though

    ********

    Probably right – but Profar is touchable in the right deal – maybe it is more for pitching – and the DBacks have some arms

  46. Jerkface August 25th, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    I think the Rangers will deal Andrus

  47. The Return of Stoneburner August 25th, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    kd August 25th, 2012 at 5:15 pm
    this trade officially anoints theo epstein as worst executive of the year

    this trade was all about cleaning up theo’s mistakes

    ******

    I also think it is an indictment of John Henry (aka Arliss Howard) and Larry Lucky Charms

  48. austinmac August 25th, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    If the Rangers are willing to give Andrus for Upton, that’s that. They may still sign Hamilton.

  49. The Return of Stoneburner August 25th, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Jerkface August 25th, 2012 at 5:17 pm
    I think the Rangers will deal Andrus

    *****

    Again – probably right – they want little to do with Boras on that one and Andrus is at good value right now with still two years before FA I believe.

  50. yankfan August 25th, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    no matter how you slice it, the red sox got a huge get out of jail free card and they are gonna be able to reload this offseason and next offseason

  51. 4time August 25th, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Webster, De La Rosa, and Lavarnway for Upton

  52. Tar August 25th, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Getting Gonzalez is a big for the Dodgers. Not only is he a very good ball player but, being Mexican and playing in LA is going to bring in a whole lot of new and young fans. That part of the trade is genius

    I’ve just realized this trade might be a nightmare scenario for Yankee fans. A plus plus trade for both the Sox and the Dodgers. :mad:

  53. blake August 25th, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    “I think the Rangers will deal Andrus”

    Id keep them both.

  54. PittsburghYankeeFan August 25th, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Ortiz will leave. Maybe to the Yankees (ha, ha) but more likely to Texas or Anaheim. Maybe the Jays offer him 2-3 years and he goes.

    Ellsbury is not signing with them–they will trade him in the offseason or by next July 31.

    They burnt a lot of their trade chips over the past 2-3 years for the likes of AGon, Bailey, etc.

    The sentiment is interesting, but expecting this team (now far worse than the Rays) to now compete year after year with the Yankees for the foreseeable future is delusional.

  55. Tyler August 25th, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    The Sox still have to invest smartly this offseason. If they do that, this trade will look great. I guess Crawford could return to Tampa form and Beckett become a good pitcher again, but I still don’t understand why LA would take them on AND give up pretty good prospects/Loney. If they took those 2 terrible contracts I would have given them peanuts back…

    It seems like Cherington had leverage in this trade somehow which he shouldn’t have had.

  56. PittsburghYankeeFan August 25th, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Love the Upton talk.

    Ya think he’ll get along with Bobby V for more than 15 minutes? I’ll bet they’ll already be at each other’s throats in the hall before the introductory press conference.

  57. blake August 25th, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    “Webster, De La Rosa, and Lavarnway for Upton”

    Dbacks dont really need pitching prospects….if they took a pitcher I think theyd want an established guy
    «

  58. Tabbert August 25th, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    The National League playoffs are going to be something else. A lot of people ( not on here) seem to think that the dodgers are a lock for the world series. But… the cards offense is better and that team is starting to get REALLY hot at the right time. Then you throw in the braves, nats, and possibly the giants. Wow. I really think that the cardinals will be representing the NL in the world series once again. I honestly don’t think anyone is close to the NATS… but if strass is a non-factor then that opens everything up for every team in the NL. It’s a shame that berkman has been hampered with so many injuries this season. The cards offense is already pretty beast.. cant imagine where they would be if they had berkman of last year still with them.

  59. CountryClub August 25th, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    The rangers will trade andrus. They aren’t moving Profar.

  60. Bronx Jeers August 25th, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    I’ve just realized this trade might be a nightmare scenario for Yankee fans. A plus plus trade for both the Sox and the Dodgers.

    ——————–

    It is a tough pill to swallow. I hate that the Sox are getting mulligans on those contracts.

    The only redeeming quality is the increased odds of Mattingly finally getting a ring.

  61. Tar August 25th, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    “It seems like Cherington had leverage in this trade somehow which he shouldn’t have had.”

    I agree. I’m starting to think that the Dodgers wanted Gonzalez so much that cost was secondary. This is not only about winning baseball games but the fans of LA as well. The Angels are probably pissed off right now.

  62. Tyler August 25th, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    If Lavarnway is a good enough piece to put in a package for Upton, Gary Sanchez should be able to get you Felix straight up…. I have seen zero from Lavarnway that makes him look like anything other than a AAAA player.

  63. Tar August 25th, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    “It seems like Cherington had leverage in this trade somehow which he shouldn’t have had.”

    I agree.
    I’m starting to think that this trade was as much about winning the fans of So. Cal as it is about winning baseball games. Gonzalez is a difference maker in that market.

    The Angels must be pissed.

  64. Tyler August 25th, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Tar-

    There definitely has been a culture change at Chavez Ravine. I don’t know if they are being too smart about their acquisitions but money is no issue at that team which is kind of scary considering that market size. Unless they are willing to literally have a 300 million payroll, I just don’t see how taking Crawford and Beckett was smart regardless of a return to form. Crawford can become exactly what he was in Tampa and he’s still overpaid.

  65. UnKnown August 25th, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Let’s keep increasing that lead baby. Take the next 2 games in the next 24 hrs. and NYY is back ahead of the Rays by 5 games.

    That is the type of cushion that I like. 6 to 8 game lead would even be better but that will come after the Rangers beat up on the Rays and the Yanks take care of the Jays early next week.

  66. Tar August 25th, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Sorry about that. this phone is being screwy.

  67. Tabbert August 25th, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    The Red Sox might have freed up a lot of money… but every player in baseball knows the drama surrounding boston now. It’s going to be hard for them to be able to go out and get lucrative free agents to come play for them. With the added wild card spot in both leagues and the amount of competitive teams we have year in and year out… there will be a lot of teams upping payroll and breaking the bank to get them to the next level. If you are a free agent would you sign with boston? OR Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Oakland, maybe even seattle? There are just so many young up and coming teams that have built a great system and seem to have a lot of positive energy going forward. Boston just seems like a black hole at this point. I don’t care how many people they have traded… there is just this bad stinch about that entire boston situation now. Their fans are ruthless, very hard on their players, the media is just as bad, management has been pretty god awful, oh and that whole thing about not giving out full no trade clauses. Boston will have to pay WAY over market value to land any players of substance at this point.

  68. Tyler August 25th, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Tabbert-

    Very good point. Freeing up money is great but it will ultimately come down to how they spend that money. If they go out and say, give James Shields 100 million would this trade really look that good? All they’d have then is a few prospects and the same money problem.

  69. kd August 25th, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    maybe a little premature, but who catches for the yankees next year?

    not sure if you can go with stewart and a aaa catcher who’s been hurt all year? martin on a one year deal or make a trade?

  70. Against All Odds August 25th, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Probably Martin on a one yr and try to find a solid back-up. Seems like they are bidding time until Romine is ready to go.

  71. The Return of Stoneburner August 25th, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    On July 18, 1993, the Padres, seeking to unload their high-priced veterans, dealt McGriff to the Atlanta Braves for prospect Vince Moore, Donnie Elliott and Melvin Nieves.

    ——

    A .300 BA hitting 1b who hits HRs for three top prospects – it has happened before – clear away all the Beckett and Crawford talk – which the Dodgers have the resources to write off it appears – this deal for them is a McGriff type trade – and Sox are the ’93 Padres – a desperate franchise seeking to unload their high-priced veterans – in the end McGriff was the best player traded in that deal and turned out – will AGon be the same here???

  72. blake August 25th, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    If they trade Andrus then I want him

  73. Against All Odds August 25th, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    blake August 25th, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    If they trade Andrus then I want him

    ———————–

    :) hell yea

  74. m August 25th, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Wassup, Yankee People!

    Been out of the loop a bit, but dang, the Sox dumped that awful Crawford contract.

    Beckett and Gonzalez will fare well with the Dodgers. Crawford’s elbow is all messed up I thought?

    Can’t wait to hear Ortiz rip the club for not having heart or some BS like that.

  75. The Return of Stoneburner August 25th, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Joel Sherman ?@Joelsherman1
    Word “brave” used lots but imagine bravery needed to get in rocket to moon, walk on surface when no one had done that b4. RIP Neil Armstrong

  76. Benny Blanco August 25th, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    remember when Agone said “I’m here to beat the yankees!” Not any more. LOL

  77. blake August 25th, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    RT @BloggingBombers Martin on the trade: “We’re just not going to have as many four-hour games with Josh Beckett not throwing. That’s good.” — Mike Axisa (@mikeaxisa)

  78. blake August 25th, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    When Vin Sculley tells his back stories about Beckett….will they involve Popeyes and Bud light?

  79. kd August 25th, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    what’s up m?

    benny,

    we’ll see gonzo in the world series! he can talk that trash then

  80. The Return of Stoneburner August 25th, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    In honor of the trade – one more time:

    http://www.nesn.com/2011/01/20.....story.html

  81. m August 25th, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Blake, the espn writeup said Beckett’s going from the home of Dunkn Donuts to the land of In-n-out.

    Oh, yeah.

  82. Bret The Hitman August 25th, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Brian Cashman could have offered Robinson Cano and Alex Rodriguez at the trade deadline. That trumps Agon and Crawford + Beckett but Alex would have blocked that deal. The Dodgers proved how aggressive they are right now by adding all those bad contracts. You can bet they called the Yankees or the Yankees had the same read on them as Cherington. Bad contracts are worse if the player won’t waive his no trade clause.

  83. m August 25th, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    kd,

    Nothing much.

    A-gon tried his hardest to be a leader, but he never quite fit in that clubhouse.

    Crawford’s mental health just got a big lift. Out of that crazy nation.

  84. Tabbert August 25th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Man… if The angels lose the next two games to the tigers they could be in some trouble. They would trail the A’s by 5 games in the loss column and the A’s are about to play a 4 game set vs the Indians. If the A’s go 18-18 the rest of they way.. that would put them at 87 wins. The angels would have to go 21-15 starting today. So, if they lose these next two to the tigers, they would have to play at a even higher clip. They have 6 more against the rangers, 7 against the A’s, a series against the white sox, another series vs the tigers, then a couple series vs the mariners, and one with the royals. That’s not a easy schedule by any stretch. Sure.. they can help themselves by just beating the A’s head to head, but they are going to have to play at a very high clip if they expect to surpass em.

  85. UnKnown August 25th, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    This LLWS Championship game is NUTS

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