Posted 12/18/2014 12:57:11 EST
It means it just got a little harder to become a major league ball player.
Parenthetically: great stuff, Moon, thoughout this thread.
Posted 12/17/2014 05:42:48 EST
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/wade-miley-clashed-with-the-d-backs-about-the-gluten-in-his-diet-214049345.html Silly stuff, Miley Dbacks clashed over gluten in diet. Are Sox gluten more »
Posted 12/16/2014 10:26:24 EST
Sox will bid for Scherzer but lose to Yanks, alas.
Posted 12/16/2014 08:01:25 EST
6 mil extra per year covers the charisma factor.
Posted 12/13/2014 12:40:31 EST
I guess I've given up on Buch becoming an ace. He has beautiful stuff, such pedigree on his offspeed pitches. When he is going out there every turn and getting in a groove he's as good as anyone and w more »
Posted 12/12/2014 10:22:59 EST
As much as we need a top pitcher, I wouldn't trade for Hamels. I don't want to give up what it would take to get him (Owens Swihart), and I'm not even 85% confident he would do well here.
Posted 12/12/2014 02:44:03 EST
Can't underestimate the value of defense after watching KCs run last season.
Posted 12/12/2014 01:54:10 EST
Trying to think optimistically about Miley trade, but I guess it's because, driving around out here in New Mexico, most of the major league games I can get on the radio involve the Diamondbacks, and i more »
Posted 12/12/2014 12:40:57 EST
As always on trades, time will tell on Miley for Webster and De La Rosa.
Posted 12/11/2014 09:12:03 EST
An ace is Kershaw, Scherzer, Bumgarner, Tanaka, off the top of my head, guys who basically dominate virtually every time they take the hill, and there are no where near 30 of them in all of baseball. more »
Posted 12/11/2014 08:29:24 EST
Scherzer. Pay the man.
Posted 12/10/2014 10:55:14 EST
Miley had a good year three seasons ago, and it's been all downhill since. Can't say I like the trade. He gives you innings but maybe you don't want him to give you innings because he's also giving th more »
Posted 12/10/2014 01:27:16 EST
1.4 whip, 4 era in the national league, no thanks. Masterson and Miley and no Lester? Feeling depressed.
Posted 12/10/2014 11:50:19 EST
Of course, we should have signed Lester last season at 6/120, but we offered 4/70 and then traded him. We desperately tried to get him back but too late. It's a good thing we didn't get him back at 6/ more »
Posted 12/08/2014 10:58:31 EST
Dang. Wanted him.
Posted 12/08/2014 10:55:17 EST
Just another unfounded rumor, I hope.
Posted 12/08/2014 08:58:56 EST
Do it. more »
Posted 12/06/2014 10:34:00 EST
Cool, happy birthday bosoxmal.
Posted 12/06/2014 07:01:05 EST
Tiant and Boyer borderline. I'm for raising the standard on HOF inductees, the standard has come down in recent decades. Like inducting that Cubs 2B guy, forget his name right now.
Posted 12/05/2014 10:35:46 EST
Cueto, Latos, or Samardj...
Posted 12/04/2014 08:38:34 EST
Except for Verlander maybe. He got $28 million a year extension at age 30 and promptly went out and had his worst season in 2014 since 2008. ERA up to near 4.00, hits against up, strikeouts down 2 per more »
Posted 12/04/2014 08:23:57 EST
Miller has been great past two seasons (but he got injured in 2013 and missed significant time). He has really come into his own as a reliever, but never pay that kind of money for any reliever, excep more »
Posted 12/04/2014 08:01:45 EST
Part of the reason it was Lester's best season is that last year really was the season of pitching in the ascendant. It's been trending that way, but last season the numbers on offense really took a d more »
Posted 12/03/2014 02:30:57 EST
Don't consider $150 million a bargain, and as much as I like Lester and want him to pitch for us, if he signs with the Yankees (mystery team) or the Cubs, and we ended up with Schrezer instead, I'd be more »
Posted 12/03/2014 01:29:12 EST
Well, Panda has charisma, that counts for something, look at Papi. Charisma shines in the spotlight. But take away the spotlight and that assessment is correct, he's a slightly above average 3rd basem more »
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