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    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/201...2_a3&eref=sihp

    hilarious
    1. The more I learn, the more convinced I am that many players are over-rated due to inflated stats from offensive home parks (and eras)
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    All I can say is: Huh
    “There can be no higher law in journalism than to tell the truth and to shame the devil.” Walter Lippmann

    "Fill in any figure you want for that boy (Mantle). Whatever the figure, it's a deal." - Branch Rickey

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    • #3
      So if the Dodgers sign Ryu Hyun-jin they have to pay his Korean team $25.7 million and then also pay Ryu's contract. Wow.
      Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Honus Wagner Rules View Post
        So if the Dodgers sign Ryu Hyun-jin they have to pay his Korean team $25.7 million and then also pay Ryu's contract. Wow.
        It's the same process that Darvish, Matsuzaka, and others have gone through.
        San Francisco Giants, World Series Champions in 2010, 2012, and 2014!!!

        "Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts" ~ Albert Einstein

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        • #5
          don't forget the overpayment they made for an unpolished Cuban last year

          something like twice the contract of Cespedes for half the player

          and the desperate and disastrous trades they made for Victorino, Blanton, Ramirez, Crawford, Becket etc etc etc that sunk them into a 8 game deficit by year end

          you can spend all the money you want

          you need to spend it wisely and on players with charachter

          keep spending
          1. The more I learn, the more convinced I am that many players are over-rated due to inflated stats from offensive home parks (and eras)
          2. Strat-O-Matic Baseball Player, Collector and Hobbyist since 1969, visit my strat site: http://forums.delphiforums.com/GamersParadise
          3. My table top gaming blog: http://cary333.blogspot.com/

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          • #6
            Originally posted by 9RoyHobbsRF View Post
            don't forget the overpayment they made for an unpolished Cuban last year

            something like twice the contract of Cespedes for half the player

            and the desperate and disastrous trades they made for Victorino, Blanton, Ramirez, Crawford, Becket etc etc etc that sunk them into a 8 game deficit by year end

            you can spend all the money you want

            you need to spend it wisely and on players with charachter

            keep spending
            Sadly I think I agree with you! They seem to be spending for the sake of spending.
            "A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz." ~Humphrey Bogart

            No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference. ~Tommy Lasorda

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Rich the Giants fan View Post
              It's the same process that Darvish, Matsuzaka, and others have gone through.
              Indeed... Nothing to see here. Spend spend spend...... Like Zito? One of the worst contracts in baseball?
              Last edited by StanTheMan; 11-11-2012, 05:32 AM.
              "Herman Franks to Sal Yvars to Bobby Thomson. Ralph Branca to Bobby Thomson to Helen Rita... cue Russ Hodges."

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              • #8
                Originally posted by StanTheMan View Post
                Indeed... Nothing to see here. Spend spend spend...... Like Zito? One of the worst contracts in baseball?
                hey without zitos win the giants would have been eliminated this post season.

                but still of course a bad deal. bad deals happen all the time there is no guarantee for anything in baseball. the dodgers certainly need to improve their farm system if they want to compete. just spending didn't work for the cubs and mets (not anymore since wilpon is broke and the cubs have epstein but they used to do it) and won't work for the dodgers.

                but let's not juge the dodgers already. they are only one year removed from the broke ownership. it will take some time to field a good team. we will see if they are going to succeed.
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                • #9
                  Let's not judge the Dodgers... Is addressed to whom?
                  "Herman Franks to Sal Yvars to Bobby Thomson. Ralph Branca to Bobby Thomson to Helen Rita... cue Russ Hodges."

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                  • #10
                    9royhobbsrf: don't forget the overpayment they made for an unpolished Cuban last year

                    the hated dodgers signed yasiel puig for $42M million... upon the recommendation of scouting director logan white... who... wait for it... wait for it...

                    had never seen puig play in a game.

                    "he's got a lot of pluses - power, speed, arm ... he's still a lot of a work in progress. he's a very intriguing player ... we don't have anybody in the system that can square a ball up like he does."
                    -ned colletti, los angeles general manager
                    "you don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. just get people to stop reading them." -ray bradbury

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                    • #11
                      That's pretty funny... Never saw him play? Don't remember that part. Ridiculous.
                      "Herman Franks to Sal Yvars to Bobby Thomson. Ralph Branca to Bobby Thomson to Helen Rita... cue Russ Hodges."

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by stantheman View Post
                        indeed... Nothing to see here. Spend spend spend...... Like zito? One of the worst contracts in baseball?
                        .... Championship
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by 9RoyHobbsRF View Post
                          don't forget the overpayment they made for an unpolished Cuban last year

                          something like twice the contract of Cespedes for half the player
                          On what grounds to you call Puig half the player that Cespedes was?

                          Their last seasons in Cuba

                          Cespedes: .424/.667 OBP & SLG, 1.2 K/BB ratio
                          Puig: .430/.581 OBP & SLG 1.3 K/BB ratio

                          Cespedes has a power advantage, but he's 6 years older and in his power prime. I'm excited about Puig.

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                          • #14
                            We get it, you hate the Dodgers.
                            My top 10 players:

                            1. Babe Ruth
                            2. Barry Bonds
                            3. Ty Cobb
                            4. Ted Williams
                            5. Willie Mays
                            6. Alex Rodriguez
                            7. Hank Aaron
                            8. Honus Wagner
                            9. Lou Gehrig
                            10. Mickey Mantle

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                            • #15
                              Personally I see the Dodgers as a serious threat in 2013. Throwing a bunch of guys together mid-season often doesn't work out, but they have a whole off-season to add parts, and an entire spring training to see them gel. If the Dodgers spend wisely, they'll be a serious force in MLB for the next several years. Give any team an economic advantage like that, and they'll be tough to beat. Money doesn't buy championships, but it gives you a leg up on the opposition from the get-go.
                              San Francisco Giants, World Series Champions in 2010, 2012, and 2014!!!

                              "Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts" ~ Albert Einstein

                              "Royals wear crowns, but Champions Kiss the Ring" ~ Jeremy Affeldt

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