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The MLB Thread
« on: December 18, 2013, 02:38:46 pm »
I figured we could use one of these for baseball comments that don't necessarily pertain to the Nats or
 O's.  Or Angels?

I'll start with this:

  NEW YORK ? The New York Yankees were hit with a $28 million luxury tax bill, pushing their total past the $250 million mark since the penalty began in 2003.

 Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner said he hopes to get under the threshold next year, when it rises to $189 million.

 The Yankees are responsible for $252.7 million of the $285.1 million in tax paid by all clubs over the past 11 years.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/nationals/apnewsbreak-yankees-hit-with-28m-luxury-tax/2013/12/17/eac59e88-6777-11e3-997b-9213b17dac97_story.html

 

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Re: The MLB Thread
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2013, 04:54:44 pm »
doesnt vansmack already have a thread about baseball somewhere around here?  all he seems to care about is hot women, technology and baseball.

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Re: The MLB Thread
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2013, 05:33:45 pm »
doesnt vansmack already have a thread about baseball somewhere around here?  all he seems to care about is hot women, technology and baseball.
He once said he was qualified to be the Lexington correspondent for The Economist. He's a fascinating case study if you truly peer deeply into the Smack.
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Re: The MLB Thread
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2013, 12:42:25 pm »
He's a fascinating case study if you truly peer deeply into the Smack.

Many have tried.  Few have succeeded.
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Re: The MLB Thread
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2013, 12:43:21 pm »
Projected 2014 Halo's lineup:

CF Mike Trout
RF Josh Hamilton
1B Albert Pujols
DH Raul Ibanez
2B Howie Kendrick
3B David Freese
SS Erick Aybar
C Chris Iannetta
LF J.B. Shuck/Kole Calhoun

Average age?  Older than god.
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Re: The MLB Thread
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2013, 12:46:08 pm »
Many have tried.  Few have succeeded.
*nods knowingly*
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Re: The MLB Thread
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2013, 04:14:23 pm »

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Re: The MLB Thread
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2013, 04:27:44 pm »
Projected 2014 Halo's lineup:

CF Mike Trout
RF Josh Hamilton
1B Albert Pujols
DH Raul Ibanez
2B Howie Kendrick
3B David Freese
SS Erick Aybar
C Chris Iannetta
LF J.B. Shuck/Kole Calhoun

Average age?  Older than god.

And why do we care? 

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Re: The MLB Thread
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2013, 05:04:07 pm »
Projected 2014 Halo's lineup:

CF Mike Trout
RF Josh Hamilton
1B Albert Pujols
DH Raul Ibanez
2B Howie Kendrick
3B David Freese
SS Erick Aybar
C Chris Iannetta
LF J.B. Shuck/Kole Calhoun

Average age?  Older than god.

And why do we care? 
Cuz it's the MLB thread you big dummy.

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Re: The MLB Thread
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2013, 05:18:56 pm »
Projected 2014 Halo's lineup:

CF Mike Trout
RF Josh Hamilton
1B Albert Pujols
DH Raul Ibanez
2B Howie Kendrick
3B David Freese
SS Erick Aybar
C Chris Iannetta
LF J.B. Shuck/Kole Calhoun

Average age?  Older than god.

And why do we care? 
Cuz it's the MLB thread you big dummy.

Ok.  The angels will suck next year and many years to come. 

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Re: The MLB Thread
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2014, 03:19:52 pm »
Mark Mulder chose the Angels because "because he has an opportunity to compete for a spot in the starting rotation."

That says a lot more about the lack of quality in the starting rotation than any analyst has been able to eloquently discuss.
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Re: The MLB Thread
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2014, 01:42:13 pm »
A-Rod's suspension just about assures the Yankees will get Tanaka unless the Dodger's do something ridiculous.

They save almost $28 million dollars and are under the luxury tax threshold,  potentially doubling the savings.
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Re: The MLB Thread
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2014, 03:27:41 pm »
A-Rod's suspension just about assures the Yankees will get Tanaka unless the Dodger's do something ridiculous.

They save almost $28 million dollars and are under the luxury tax threshold,  potentially doubling the savings.

Yeah, that's fair.

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Re: The MLB Thread
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2014, 12:37:05 pm »
http://hochi.yomiuri.co.jp/baseball/npb/news/20140111-OHT1T00217.htm

My Japanese isn't very good, but it says the Yankees, Dodgers and Angels are the finalists to sign Tanaka.  I don't see how the Angels are in that conversation, really, but I guess it's a small glimmer of hope.
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Re: The MLB Thread
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2014, 03:52:06 pm »
The usual suspects.  He'll end up in pinstripes.