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  • #61
    Originally posted by Francoeurstein View Post

    The 69-70 Orioles had 217 wins in 2 years... holy cow. Is that an ML record?
    The 1906-07 Cubs won 223 games. I suspect the Orioles 217 wins is second all time.
    Last edited by Honus Wagner Rules; 07-12-2017, 12:48 PM.
    Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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    • #62
      The Red Sox announced that they have activated struggling third baseman Pablo Sandoval from the disabled list and designated him for assignment.

      https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2017/...ssignment.html
      The Mets have the best, smartest fans in baseball.

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      • #63
        Fine with me.
        46 wins to match last year's total

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        • #64
          Originally posted by Blue387 View Post
          The Red Sox announced that they have activated struggling third baseman Pablo Sandoval from the disabled list and designated him for assignment.

          https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2017/...ssignment.html
          Perhaps the most predictable thing to happen this season. Dollars to donuts (lots of them) he's calling the Giants looking for a life preserver.
          “Well, I like to say I’m completely focused, right? I mean, the game’s on the line. It’s not like I’m thinking about what does barbecue Pop Chips and Cholula taste like. Because I already know that answer — it tastes friggin’ awesome!"--Brian Wilson

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          • #65
            Originally posted by KHenry14 View Post

            Perhaps the most predictable thing to happen this season. Dollars to donuts (lots of them) he's calling the Giants looking for a life preserver.
            KH,

            You and I saw Pablo at his best. He had the talent to be a perennial All-Star but he chose to be a lazy fat ass and eat his way out of baseball. What a waste. After his rookie season it looked like the Giants had a superstar third baseman. But it was not to be.
            Last edited by Honus Wagner Rules; 07-14-2017, 09:28 PM.
            Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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            • #66
              Originally posted by Honus Wagner Rules View Post

              KH,

              You and I saw Pablo at his best. He had the talent to be a perennial All-Star but he chose to be a lazy fat ass and eat his way out of baseball. What a waste. After his rookie season it looked like the Giants had s superstar third baseman. But it was not to be.
              Indeed Wags. If he was at 225lbs he'd be hitting .325 20 hr and 85 RBI and contending for a GG. Now he's out of a job. Sure, he'll still get paid, but it's a shame he will never be the player he could have been
              “Well, I like to say I’m completely focused, right? I mean, the game’s on the line. It’s not like I’m thinking about what does barbecue Pop Chips and Cholula taste like. Because I already know that answer — it tastes friggin’ awesome!"--Brian Wilson

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              • #67
                Originally posted by SamtheBravesFan View Post
                Fine with me.
                But what if comes back in T.B.S.O.H.L.?
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                • #68
                  Originally posted by Bothrops Atrox View Post

                  But what if comes back in T.B.S.O.H.L.?
                  The what? :P
                  46 wins to match last year's total

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by SamtheBravesFan View Post

                    The what? :P
                    The Best Shape Of His Life.

                    You know - what every single ballplayer says in the offseason after a bad year. Well, either that or "I have fixed some mechanics."
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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by KHenry14 View Post

                      Perhaps the most predictable thing to happen this season. Dollars to donuts (lots of them) he's calling the Giants looking for a life preserver.
                      Pablo Sandoval interested in reunion with Giants:

                      https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2017/...th-giants.html
                      The Mets have the best, smartest fans in baseball.

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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by Bothrops Atrox View Post

                        But what if comes back in T.B.S.O.H.L.?
                        He did that in 2011 and put up a 6.1 WAR season.
                        Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by Honus Wagner Rules View Post

                          He did that in 2011 and put up a 6.1 WAR season.
                          Yes - but we have heard multipe failed seasons since how he was in such better shape "this year."

                          Really - he was never nearly as good of a player as people thought. He had two all-star caliber seasons and a bunch of eh or worse. He was chunky and funny and had a cool name and nickname and had some big postseason moments. But I don't now why people kept expecting him to be really good again.
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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by Bothrops Atrox View Post

                            Yes - but we have heard multipe failed seasons since how he was in such better shape "this year."

                            Really - he was never nearly as good of a player as people thought. He had two all-star caliber seasons and a bunch of eh or worse. He was chunky and funny and had a cool name and nickname and had some big postseason moments. But I don't now why people kept expecting him to be really good again.
                            Sandoval was very talented. He wasn't a case of a average player who fluked to a couple great seasons. His rookie year at age 22 he hit .330 with 25 home runs. His rookie season tracked wirh what he did in the minors the season before. That Sandoval could really hit. His problem was that he was really lazy in terms of conditioning, he loved to overeat, had a hip injury, and he had two serious hand injuries. But most of his decline was due just to poor work habits. He had the talent to be great but he didn't work hard.
                            Last edited by Honus Wagner Rules; 07-17-2017, 10:36 AM.
                            Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by Honus Wagner Rules View Post

                              Sandoval was very talented. He wasn't a case of a average player who fluked to a couple great seasons. His rookie year at age 22 he hit .330 with 25 home runs. His rookie season tracked wirh what he did in the minors the season before. That Sandoval could really hit. His problem was that he was really lazy in terms of conditioning, he loved to overeat, had a hip injury, and he had two serious hand injuries. But most of his decline was due just to poor work habits. He had the talent to be great but he didn't work hard.
                              Yeah - I never used the term average. But I don;t think he was ever a great player. his one great season, he had a BABIP 50 points higher than his career average and 30 points higher than he ever would have again. He was an above average talent, yes. But some people thought he was/was going to be a true superstar. That was never Pablo - even the talent of the best version.
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                              • #75
                                The Red Sox announced that Sandoval has been released.
                                The Mets have the best, smartest fans in baseball.

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