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Re: Agree

Post by EREmpireStrikesBack » Tue Jun 07, 2005 2:39 pm

I'll cut Tiffee some slack. Throughout the minors and everyother time he has played at the majors it has been predominantly at 3B. But yes, their fielding has been kinda weak as of late. If that is because of the injuries or what, I don't know. But yes, we will see Jacque Jones at 1B. Gardy said not against Estes (he's a lefty), but probably the next game because he can't DH Lew going against an NL team and he wants both Jacque & Lew in the game. I'd have to agree with him, they have been some of hte most consistent bats on the team and with Morneau out for a little while longer at least, Jones can't be that much worse than Tiffee at 1B. <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... lasses.gif ALT="8)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p>Elk River AA State Champions- 2001 Boys & 2004 Girls</p><i></i>

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Re: Agree

Post by koren808 » Tue Jun 07, 2005 8:48 pm

And another fantastic inning from Radke...<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :rolleyes --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... s/eyes.gif ALT=":rolleyes"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br><br>Those watching the game can see why I think the BOB is the best ballpark in the majors. And why can't the D'Backs start Alex Cintron? He's the future of the D'backs.<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START ;) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... s/wink.gif ALT=";)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p>-------------------<br><br>"75 percent of the world is covered by water. The rest is covered by Smoot." --Fred Smoot<br></p><i></i>

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Re: Agree

Post by packerboy » Wed Jun 08, 2005 12:26 pm

It is a nice park.<br><br>But I dont like looking at the people sitting behind home plate from the CF camera. Although the blonde was OK.<br><br>Nice win. You give up 8 but score 9. Thats a bonus for the win column. <br><br>Lets stay hot. <p></p><i></i>

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Re: Agree

Post by koren808 » Wed Jun 08, 2005 9:20 pm

Haha, watching the game and Royce Clayton is batting. With his dreadlocks and his beard, he looks like one of those Egyptian pharoahs.<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :lol --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... /laugh.gif ALT=":lol"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br>Little known fact, I've met Royce, on a driving range in Florida of all places, and since he has been one of my favorite players.<br><br>Torii is on fire, and Johan can hit! What a start for the offense. <p>-------------------<br><br>"75 percent of the world is covered by water. The rest is covered by Smoot." --Fred Smoot<br></p><i></i>

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Re: Agree

Post by EREmpireStrikesBack » Wed Jun 08, 2005 10:06 pm

Haha, maybe they should teach Johan how to play 3rd so they can have his bat on the days he doesn't pitch. <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... lasses.gif ALT="8)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p>Elk River AA State Champions- 2001 Boys & 2004 Girls</p><i></i>

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Re: Agree

Post by Newguy99 » Wed Jun 08, 2005 10:35 pm

Grab the fire extinguisher cause the Twins are HOT! My new prediction, the Wild Card will come out of the Central. <p></p><i></i>

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Wild Card

Post by Hillfan » Thu Jun 09, 2005 9:08 am

I must agree on the Wild Card. I'll be surprised if it doesn't come out of the Central this year.... <p></p><i></i>

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Re: Wild Card

Post by packerboy » Thu Jun 09, 2005 9:36 am

And it will be the Twins.<br><br>Crack out a homerun, shout a hip hoorah. Hey, these guys can hit. About time. <br><br>Let's stay hot. <p></p><i></i>

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Re: Wild Card

Post by koren808 » Fri Jun 10, 2005 7:27 am

How cool would it be if neither the Red Sox, Yankees, or Cubs didn't make the playoffs? Then the media can take an unbiased look at every team and not be obsessed with these three.<br><br>Though they probably will still talk about why they didn't make it as opposed to talking about why the Twins, Orioles, Chi Sox, and Angels made it.<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START >: --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... ns/mad.gif ALT=">:"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br><br>However, I still think the Red Sox will make it, and the White Sox won't, and neither will the Yankees. <p>-------------------<br><br>"75 percent of the world is covered by water. The rest is covered by Smoot." --Fred Smoot<br></p><i></i>

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Re: Wild Card

Post by ChrisK » Sat Jun 11, 2005 9:36 pm

Right koren808, they'd be talking about the poor ratings baseball playoffs were getting because none of the 'marquee' teams were in.<br><br>I'm with you on the Red Sox making it and Yankees not, but the White Sox have a very good chance right now. They have the best record in baseball and while they have to cool down at some point, if they play .500 ball the rest of the season, they'll still win 90+ games. With all the injuries, the Twins really haven't been firing on all cylinders yet so I see the Twins catching the Chisox at some point in the season but it could end up going nip and tuck till the end with both teams making the playoffs. <p></p><i></i>

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Re: Wild Card

Post by koren808 » Sat Jun 11, 2005 10:52 pm

I think that the White Sox are a good team, but I see the Red Sox surging to get the wild card in September, and the O's winning the division. I'm not sold on thier offense, and there is no way Garland is gonna keep up this torrid pace. <p>-------------------<br><br>"75 percent of the world is covered by water. The rest is covered by Smoot." --Fred Smoot<br></p><i></i>

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Re: Wild Card

Post by EREmpireStrikesBack » Sun Jun 12, 2005 11:52 am

Anyone else see that the Twins have the best batting average with runners in scoring percentage? If they keep that up, how can anyone bet against them especially with the starting pitching they have?<br><br>Also, if the Yankees don't win 11 of the final 17 games in June, Cashman had better start trading away guys for prospects and see how much of that inflated payroll he can get rid of. If they don't start their playoff push now, they are seriously done. They can't count on their senior citizens to help them make up 5 games in September, it just isn't going to happen. I hope they make it to the playoffs this year, but I hope even more that when they are out of it, they accept it and start planning for the future. Also, don't get rid of Torre no matter what. <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... lasses.gif ALT="8)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p>Elk River AA State Champions- 2001 Boys & 2004 Girls</p><i></i>

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Re: Wild Card

Post by koren808 » Sun Jun 12, 2005 3:21 pm

<!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>Also, don't get rid of Torre no matter what.<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--><br>I don't see why Steinbrenner would even consider getting rid of him. Cashman, maybe, but there is a reason why the Yankees were the best team in baseball in the late 90's-early 00's. Just give Torre a <!--EZCODE ITALIC START--><em>team</em><!--EZCODE ITALIC END-->, and not an all-star roster, players like what Paul O'Neill used to be. In my opinion, he is one of the most underrated Yankees ever. <p>-------------------<br><br>"75 percent of the world is covered by water. The rest is covered by Smoot." --Fred Smoot<br></p><i></i>

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Re: Wild Card

Post by EREmpireStrikesBack » Sun Jun 12, 2005 4:42 pm

<!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>In my opinion, he is one of the most underrated Yankees ever<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--><br>Torre or O'Neil?<br><br>I think that both are. Those are the kind of teams that I liked the best, the hard working ones with the guys like O'Neil, Williams, Martinez, Rivera, Jeter, Cone, Stanton, Pettitte, Girardi, Nelson, Boggs and I even kinda liked Knoblauch. But I think Cashman should be the first to go (management wise) if someone has to be fired. He tried to build a team full of 30 year old superstars and that just doesn't work. Especially when they are all washed up after 3 years. I wish I could be the GM for the Yanks for just 1 year, they would look so different, but they would be a much better team and the payroll would be cut in half. But that's just a dream... <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... lasses.gif ALT="8)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p>Elk River AA State Champions- 2001 Boys & 2004 Girls</p><i></i>

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Re: Wild Card

Post by koren808 » Sun Jun 12, 2005 10:10 pm

I meant O'Neill, but Torre is too. What the Yankees need are some prospects for the future. They got 2 prospects off the top of my head, Cano and Wang, both who are in the bigs because of injuries and now in the starting lineup or rotation. In 3 years, half the guys on the team will retire. They'll be left with A-Rod, Jeter, and Cano as hitters, and everyone else could be new. <br><br>Back to the Twins series, how does the Twins staff allow 6 home runs to HEE SEOP CHOI!?!<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START >: --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... ns/mad.gif ALT=">:"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> He single handedly won the 2 games for the Dodgers. <p>-------------------<br><br>"75 percent of the world is covered by water. The rest is covered by Smoot." --Fred Smoot<br></p><i></i>

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Re: Wild Card

Post by EREmpireStrikesBack » Sun Jun 12, 2005 10:51 pm

<!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>What the Yankees need are some prospects for the future.<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--><br>Exactly! The only Top 100 prospect they have is Eric Duncan who is a 3B. They have said that he will be traded because of ARod. Beyond him, Cano & Wang they have next to nothing because of all they have given up in trades. That's why I think that once they are out of it, they should become major sellers at the trade deadline and try to get as many young guys as they can. Also sign younger free agents. The Yankees in 2 years are screwed the way they are going right now. Their age is starting to show this year, imagine how bad it will be in 2 years. <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :eek --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... ns/eek.gif ALT=":eek"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... lasses.gif ALT="8)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p>Elk River AA State Champions- 2001 Boys & 2004 Girls</p><i></i>

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Re: Wild Card

Post by koren808 » Mon Jun 13, 2005 10:11 pm

I have the odd feeling that Cano is gonna just explode either at the end of this year or next year, and be the third best hitter in the lineup. I don't know why, but my prediction is that Robinson Cano will make the All-Star team, and do it with his stats, and not his pinstripes.<br><br>And what happened with this thread? All of a sudden this is at the top (after posting this, maybe not this post, but others are), and all of Newguy's predictions are gone.<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :p --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... tongue.gif ALT=":p"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> Am I going crazy, or did the Hacker Strike Back?<br> <p>-------------------<br><br>"75 percent of the world is covered by water. The rest is covered by Smoot." --Fred Smoot<br></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://p074.ezboard.com/bmnhs.showUserP ... oren808</A> at: 6/13/05 10:12 pm<br></i>

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Re: Wild Card

Post by EREmpireStrikesBack » Mon Jun 13, 2005 10:35 pm

Damn, all my good stats are gone! <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :eek --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... ns/eek.gif ALT=":eek"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> I see Cano as another Jeter more or less. I think he'll be a good average hitter, 17 HR power and drive in runs. Also play the stellar D.<br><br>If it was the damn hacker again, I'm gonna start searching for him cuz I wanna beat him up. <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... lasses.gif ALT="8)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p>Elk River AA State Champions- 2001 Boys & 2004 Girls</p><i></i>

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Re: Wild Card

Post by Newguy99 » Tue Jun 14, 2005 4:02 pm

Koren I got love for ya buddy but I couldn't disagree with ya more about Cano, he is just average. Go Twins, let's sweep the Giants. <p></p><i></i>

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Re: Wild Card

Post by Newguy99 » Wed Jun 15, 2005 12:53 pm

Looks like it's gonna be Santana vs. Peavy Sunday at the dome, should be a good one. 1 down 5 to go on the homestand. <p></p><i></i>

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Re: Wild Card

Post by EREmpireStrikesBack » Wed Jun 15, 2005 3:35 pm

Is there any better team than the Twins in extra innings this year? I swear that I have never seen them lose yet <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... lasses.gif ALT="8)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p>Elk River AA State Champions- 2001 Boys & 2004 Girls</p><i></i>

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Re: Wild Card

Post by Newguy99 » Wed Jun 15, 2005 3:41 pm

the Twins do have a nice extra innings record but they have lost. I wanna say they lost to Cleveland 2 times in extras. Go Twins! <p></p><i></i>

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Re: Wild Card

Post by koren808 » Wed Jun 15, 2005 10:21 pm

<!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>Looks like it's gonna be Santana vs. Peavy Sunday at the dome, should be a good one.<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--><br>There's a 1-0 game for ya. I think that this could be a potential Cy Young vs. Cy Young matchup. Obviously Peavy has to pass some NL pitchers (D-Train, etc.), but I think its possible. <p>-------------------<br><br>"75 percent of the world is covered by water. The rest is covered by Smoot." --Fred Smoot<br></p><i></i>

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Re: Wild Card

Post by BabyBlueFan4Life » Fri Jun 17, 2005 8:33 pm

No more Peavy v. Santana. Peavy's start got moved back to Monday due to an injury to Adam Eaton. It's too bad that would have been a great matchup. <p></p><i></i>

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