Post anything related to baseball. If it doesn't fit in the Yankees Discussion forum, it fits here.
Since there have been a couple queries about message boards for other teams in the past couple days, I thought it might be useful to have some sort of list of good fan sites around the MLB.
My goal is to have only two or three sites per team--it's not meant to include every forum out there. I also prefer to post forum sites over blogs, although if a blog has a game thread or is really, really good, I'll include it. Thanks for all the suggestions!
Please see this thread for details: http://forums.nyyfans.com/showthread.php?p=5924926#post5924926. :)
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So you want to see the Yankees, ay? Are you frustrated by the lack of quality seats available from the Yankees Box Office or Ticketmaster, don't want to take out a second mortgage to buy...
I decided to start a Mets thread because there have been a collection of smaller Mets threads in ATM and I think it would be best if we just had a larger thread to cover all things Mets.
Two things about them strike me today...
1. Pelfry looked pretty good last night.
2. I have a feeling the Mets fans across the nation are beginning to sweat a little bit because right now the Braves are mashing.
Ok. Go ahead, start discussing.
I apologize for increasing the number of individual team threads here, but I feel like the Twins shouldn't be left out of the mix. Seen as underdogs in a division with names like Sabathia, Carmona, Verlander, Willis, and Buehrle, they were pretty much counted out as soon as Santana was dealt away. However, all is not lost. Following acceptable outings by veteran Livan Hernandez and Boof Bonser, phenom Francisco Liriano threw four innings of no-hit ball against the Orioles just now. I guess...
Welcome back. Please continue.
2008...lets get the ball rolling.
From Rotoworld today:
The Pirates also signed BHKim...imagine being cut over that guy....
Football is absolutely destroying baseball in terms of popularity. Only the die hard fans will pay attention to baseball over the next month, and the playoffs have been taking a beating for a number of years.
Putting your postseason on TBS is basically admitting defeat.
How can baseball regain some of its popularity?
- Leave the season at 162. (I'd like 150, but hey)
- All-Star game is based off a complete season and happens AFTER the WS. The league that wins gets some sort of...
The Mariners knew all about Josh Lueke's 96-mph fastball when they acquired him from the Texas Rangers in the Cliff Lee deal. But Mariners executives insisted they knew nothing before the July 9 trade about the 25-year-old minor leaguer facing felony charges in a rape and sodomy case in which he later pleaded no contest to a lesser charge.
However, new information appears to contradict the Mariners' original version of events. Former Mariners pitching coach Rick Adair said he told general...
As an Oriole fan, this has been a tough year. But I am greatly encouraged by the statement that Peter Angelos put out yesterday. Here is the link and a couple of paragraphs, but it is worth reading the full article.
I am glad Mr. Angelos has spoken out and promised a bright future, and this was definitely needed at this time in the history of the Baltimore Orioles.
Another year, another watching the scoreboard thread.
Strasburg's apparently going to start for the Nationals on Tuesday.
Let me make this abundantly crystal clear:
First, the Devil Rays will not will the American League Eastern Division, or be the wild card team, or move out from the cellar.
From my experience living in Florida and watching the Florida Marlins accumulate talent from 1998 to 2007, I can notice when a team is heading in the right direction.
The Devil Eggs, oops Devil Rays have begun the process of making good choices:
trading for Kazmir
holding onto Carl Crawford and Rocco Baldelli...
Wild Card Leaders.
People seem to like it in JC, so we'll see how this goes in here. We'll start with this.
I don't expect him to make the Hall of Fame, but I'm wondering what percent of Hall of Fame voters you think will vote for Johnny Damon the first year he is eligible?
It's over for these clowns. Please comment on this being the worst year for umpiring in recent memory. Thank you and have a nice evening.
Great offense, good bullen, spottiest starting pitching of any contender in baseball.
Padilla has looked much better in his past two starts, but they desperately need Kershaw, Billingsley, and Kuroda to be consistently legit.
Lefthand-hitting, basestealing, leadoff-type outfielders born within a nine-month span in 1982-83.
Gardner has been valued at 7.1 Wins Above Replacement (WAR) and counting over the past two seasons (2.2 and 4.9+).
Bourn has been valued at 7.4 WAR and counting over the last two seasons (4.3 and 3.1+).
As of today...
.319 BA (3rd)
32 HRs (1st)
92 RBIs (1st)
.326 BA (1st)
31 HRs (T-2nd)
I know it's early but you know some pitchers will be in the race from now to the end of the season. So I start it now.
CC: 2-0, 19 IP, 2.84 ERA, 18 SO, 0.737 WHIP
King Felix: 1-0, 20.1 IP, 3.10 ERA, 18 SO, 1.131 WHIP
Jered Weaver: 2-0, 19 IP, 2.84 ERA, 21 SO, 0.895 WHIP
Brett Anderson: 1-0, 12 IP, 0.00 ERA, 10 SO, 1.000 WHIP
Halladay: 3-0, 24 IP, 1.13 ERA, 21 SO, 0.958 WHIP
Figured at 23-16 the Blue Jays could use a thread. I am pretty surprised they are doing this well considering their team ERA is 9th in the AL and their team batting avg is 12th (but 2nd in AL with Rays in runs scored). What do people expect them to finish? I kinda figured they would get around 75 wins but now I'm starting to wonder....
This guy is something else huh..with that press conference :)
So I figure Manny will be around for another 2-3 years before no one will want him anymore...am I off?
First ballot HOF?
He really is a dolt:
Enjoy retirement, Lou.
EDIT: Sorry, title should have said 'after' today's game.
This saddens me deeply as I was named for him. I was also fortunate to see his 3rd no-hitter and 12th and final one-hitter.
He is the greatest Cleveland Indian in history.
May God be with him and his family and let's hope and pray he wins another one!
Apparently pitched 2 more scoreless innings since this article and struck out 5 batters in a row in a game.
Stephen Strasburg 'probably' needs Tommy John surgery, will miss 12 to 18 months
Rookie phenom Stephen Strasburg will "probably" miss at least one year and perhaps the entire 2011 baseball season after undergoing Tommy John surgery to replace the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, General Manager Mike Rizzo said. After one of the most electrifying beginnings to a baseball career in memory and after validating the massive hype that trumpeted his arrival, Strasburg...
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