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hutch

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Re: Orioles....part 2?
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2013, 10:35:46 pm »
come on now..who wouldn't want to play for the Yankees before retiring..over continuing with the O's?

the Yankees are the Yankees.. if you love baseball and you know even a little bit about the game you gotta be interested in being a Yankee


although building that new stadium was the most stupid thing i have ever heard of.. talk about pissing away tradition.
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atomic

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« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2013, 12:56:32 am »
come on now..who wouldn't want to play for the Yankees before retiring..over continuing with the O's?

the Yankees are the Yankees.. if you love baseball and you know even a little bit about the game you gotta be interested in being a Yankee


although building that new stadium was the most stupid thing i have ever heard of.. talk about pissing away tradition.

I am sure Roberts would have preferred being an Oriole.  He didn't have a choice as the Orioles didn't want him.

shemptiness

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« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2013, 08:42:23 am »

I am sure Roberts would have preferred being an Oriole.  He didn't have a choice as the Orioles didn't want him.

You know for a fact that they didn't want him?  For $2M plus incentives?  I'm reading that the O's were never given a chance to counter.

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« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2013, 08:52:00 am »
not sure why the old thread was locked, i don't generally even look in the sports thread.  and it wasn't butt locked via my phone as i force the forum into WAP mode in my browser.
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« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2013, 02:14:24 pm »
not sure why the old thread was locked, i don't generally even look in the sports thread.  and it wasn't butt locked via my phone as i force the forum into WAP mode in my browser.

And it wasn't my secure server link either....
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shemptiness

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« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2013, 02:30:58 pm »
It was locked - just like Mr. Angelos' cash box.

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« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2013, 06:59:37 pm »
Danny Valencia for David Lough.  Looks like we have another candidate for left field.

Lough to replace McLouth? 
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« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2013, 12:52:20 pm »
come on now..who wouldn't want to play for the Yankees before retiring..over continuing with the O's?

It's not like the Yankees are expected to contend this year, though.  Can't blame him since he wasn't coming back......but I asked my wife to throw out her Roberts t-shirt anyway.

hutch

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« Reply #23 on: December 19, 2013, 12:53:51 pm »
come on now..who wouldn't want to play for the Yankees before retiring..over continuing with the O's?

It's not like the Yankees are expected to contend this year, though.
  Can't blame him since he wasn't coming back......but I asked my wife to throw out her Roberts t-shirt anyway.

huh? really? 

i hear you on throwing out the roberts shrt... any self-respecting fan should do that...

StoneTheCrow

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Re: Orioles....part 2?
« Reply #24 on: December 19, 2013, 01:21:13 pm »
Depends on how they finish their off season acquisitions.  As things stand, I wouldn't expect them to be even as good as they were last year.

atomic

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« Reply #25 on: December 19, 2013, 02:34:13 pm »
Depends on how they finish their off season acquisitions.  As things stand, I wouldn't expect them to be even as good as they were last year.

You mean we won't do as well as when we had Arrieta and Freddy Garcia as our starters?  I find that hard to believe.

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« Reply #26 on: December 19, 2013, 03:22:43 pm »
Two Balfour tidbits, courtesy of CSNBayArea.com:

*He met his wife when he went in for surgery on a torn rotator cuff in 2005. Angie Balfour worked as an assistant to the orthopedic surgeon who performed the operation.

*When they were teammates with the Brewers? Triple-A Nashville club, Balfour saved R.A. Dickey from drowning in the Missouri River. Dickey, now with the Blue Jays, was trying to win bets that he could swim across the river at Council Bluffs, Iowa, and got caught in the current. Unable to swim back to shore, Dickey did manage to get close enough that Balfour could reach out and pull him from the water.

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« Reply #27 on: December 19, 2013, 04:30:13 pm »
Two Balfour tidbits, courtesy of CSNBayArea.com:

The guy is crazy.  I love watching him.  I've seen him get in so many near fights on the mound by his antics that he has reached the "I'm going to watch this guy no matter what because you never know what's going to happen" stage, and it usually has nothing to do with the game. 

http://wapc.mlb.com/play?content_id=27602403
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vansmack

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« Reply #28 on: December 19, 2013, 10:50:53 pm »
Balfour dealing "serious jeopardy" due to injury discovered in physical.
 
http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/12/19/grant-balfours-deal-with-orioles-in-serious-jeopardy-due-to-issue-with-physical/

Knowing Angeles and his history,  it's probably his accent.
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Re: Orioles....part 2?
« Reply #29 on: December 20, 2013, 04:09:56 pm »
Plan B - Rodney.  Although they won't pay him $10M per season, will they?
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