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  • Dave McNally to be TRADED??

    The Orange County Register is reporting that Angels ace pitcher Dave McNally could be on the trading block. When asked for comment Angels management would neither deny nor confirm the report. However a source close to management revealed the Angels will be looking at offers over the next week and if the right offer comes along the star pitcher could be moved as part of a substantial draft pick package.
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    • Originally posted by buppers View Post
      I don't think you screwed up at all. Just feel free to contact me ANYTIME you have that impulse again. Don't let the rest of these owners influence you, just keep doing what you think is best

      Ed
      It's not that big of an issue as I had a lot of spare change to hand out. Giving up next year's 3rd rounder was potentially pretty shortsighted though.
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      • --I thought you disagreed with me on raking Morton as the 2nd best Expo rookie pitcher this year?
        Mark, those top secret rookie discussions should never be mentioned in the threads!

        I took a second look, and the other guys K/BB ratios were enough better to swing me his way. As usual, you were right the first time while it took me more study to reach the same conclusion.:atthepc
        You see, you spend a good deal of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time. J. Bouton

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        • Originally posted by leecemark View Post
          --Its easy to see why he was overlooked while active, although he was at least a minor star. He played for losers outside of the media spotlight and had the low BA, high OBP, good power (for his position anyway) profle that has only come to be fully appreciated in recent years. You'd think he'd have his fans amoung the sabermetric crowd now though. Similar type of player to Jimmy Wynn and Darrell Evans, although not quite Wynn's peak or Evans longevity. He was not a particularly good defensive player either. His best years at SS he was no more than average and he moved to 3B fairly early.
          --I definately did draft him with an eye towards resigning him when he hits the market. He gives me 3 pretty good years just when Cardenas goes in the tank, but I wouldn't have taken him in the first without the re-sign value.
          All good and valid points. Harrah was high on my list, but of course my list was simply wishful thinking this year. He was an excellent pick. I have to surmise that Evans was somewhat overlooked in his day as well, same explanation, although his power helped him to gain some notoriety during his playing days.
          You see, you spend a good deal of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time. J. Bouton

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          • Live Draft Update

            What time on Friday....and what time zone...details?

            Also, any possibility of getting an updated DMB file prior to the draft? Thanks and good luck to all


            "I want all of you rookies to line up in alphabetical order by height." Casey Stengel

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            • --The live draft is scheduled for 8PM EST tomorrow. However, the live portion is only to take us to the end of the 2nd round, so if you've already made your picks for that round (or if the round is complete) then the 8 hour clock will go into effect from then til it wraps up on the 13th. Of course the more of us who are present and get things moving along the better. I'll get a new file sent out tonight.

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              • --The Redbirds select SS Bill Russell

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                • HC take Bob Johnson.
                  "The numbers are what brought me here; as it appears they brought you."
                  - Danielle Rousseau

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                  • --Curse you Mac:grouchy. JW, unless Johnson was your man as well I'll take the deal now.

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                    • This was another tough choice, but seeing as I pick again in 9 turns, a man can pray, can't he? Then again, Russell went right after my last pick, so all I'll do is shed a tear if the next guy I want goes right after this pick. In the end, it came down to much better resign value than the next guy, very good offensive production, and a left handed bat.

                      With the 28th overall pick in the 1969 Rookie Draft, the Athletic Club of Appletonia selects....



                      Oscar Gamble

                      In recent news from the AC front, manager Stan Musial declared that Appletonia will run an "afro policy", penalizing each player that doesn't don the signature fro, $100 dollars a week. Gamble's secret was quickly pilfered by his new teammates.
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                      AL East Champions: 1981 1982
                      AL Pennant: 1982
                      NL Central Champions: 2011
                      NL Wild Card: 2008

                      "It was like coming this close to your dreams and then watching them brush past you like a stranger in a crowd. At the time you don't think much of it; you know, we just don't recognize the significant moments of our lives while they're happening. Back then I thought, 'Well, there'll be other days.' I didn't realize that that was the only day." - Moonlight Graham

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                      • LOL... love the hairdo, Oscar! How did he ever fit that under a baseball cap?
                        "The numbers are what brought me here; as it appears they brought you."
                        - Danielle Rousseau

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                        • Originally posted by mac195 View Post
                          LOL... love the hairdo, Oscar! How did he ever fit that under a baseball cap?
                          As I recall, his cap just sort of floated on top of all the hair!

                          Nice pick, Dude, and I'm really surprised Oscar lasted this long. He has one of the highest resign values of the players in this draft, I think, as well as some decent seasons the first six years.
                          You see, you spend a good deal of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time. J. Bouton

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                          • --The proposed deal between JW and I was a pretty small one and I won't hold up the draft awaiting confirmation. The Knights select RHP Ron Klimkowski.

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                            • Positional shortages

                              --I see 7 teams still needing a primary cacther. There are only 5 catchers not under contract with as many as 300 PA. One of those is still available in this draft, so if you are one of those 7 you might consider that as the talent starts to run thin. The other spot at which there is going to be a crunch is SP. Using 168 IP as the mimimum baseline for a SP I see 18 openings on our rosters. There are only 11 unsigned pitchers who achieve that mark. Two of which are still available in the draft. Of course its possible to fill those spots by switching out spare parts, but if you want a regular then you'll need to addrees that soon.
                              --The other positions all have enough bodies to go around. In many cases they are no more than warm bodies, but some team let them play in real life. The joys of expansion:cap:.

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                              • Originally posted by catcher24 View Post
                                As I recall, his cap just sort of floated on top of all the hair!

                                Nice pick, Dude, and I'm really surprised Oscar lasted this long. He has one of the highest resign values of the players in this draft, I think, as well as some decent seasons the first six years.
                                That's another reason I decided to go with Gamble, as I myself was a bit surprised he was still avaliable. I'm assuming it's because the other expansion teams are expecting to compete in 70, 71, 72, and I"m shooting for later.
                                AL East Champions: 1981 1982
                                AL Pennant: 1982
                                NL Central Champions: 2011
                                NL Wild Card: 2008

                                "It was like coming this close to your dreams and then watching them brush past you like a stranger in a crowd. At the time you don't think much of it; you know, we just don't recognize the significant moments of our lives while they're happening. Back then I thought, 'Well, there'll be other days.' I didn't realize that that was the only day." - Moonlight Graham

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