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    They Got Him!!!

    Rockies signed Jeff Manship yesterday to a minor league deal.

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    I was wondering which inconsequential signing would invoke Dave to creating one of these threads...

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    C'mon, Dave just wanted to make the thread more fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    I was wondering which inconsequential signing would invoke Dave to creating one of these threads...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    I was wondering which inconsequential signing would invoke Dave to creating one of these threads...
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    Rockies signed RHP Jeff Manship to a minor league contract.
    Manship was limited to 12 games with the Twins last season, but posted a 2.91 ERA in 80-plus innings at the Triple-A level. The deal is expected to include an invite to spring training. Nov 23 - 9:22 AM DON'T LOOK LIKE YESTERDAY TO ME!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top Gun View Post
    Rockies signed RHP Jeff Manship to a minor league contract.
    Manship was limited to 12 games with the Twins last season, but posted a 2.91 ERA in 80-plus innings at the Triple-A level. The deal is expected to include an invite to spring training. Nov 23 - 9:22 AM DON'T LOOK LIKE YESTERDAY TO ME!
    for some reason MLBtraderumors reported yesterday. Either way, there was never a thread and this is an important signing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    I was wondering which inconsequential signing would invoke Dave to creating one of these threads...
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    You should be thanking me when this thread alone buys you a new Mercedes.
    Start clicking. I look forward to seeing the keys to that new Mercedes in 2064.
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    Manship

    Before we get too excited about May and Meyer: Remember that Jeff manship was once touted as having the "best curveball in the organization" and some upon hearing that started envisioning the second coming of Bert Blyleven. Wait till he hangs one out in the thin air of Denver or their triple A affiliate Colorado Springs (By the way - Go CC vs. Gophers tonight in hockey)

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    So the scrubs on the 28th/29th (Did the Red Sox outsuck us?) best pitching team are good enough for the 30th best. I am so glad Manship is gone!! He was my least favorite last season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strumdatjag View Post
    Before we get too excited about May and Meyer: Remember that Jeff manship was once touted as having the "best curveball in the organization" and some upon hearing that started envisioning the second coming of Bert Blyleven. Wait till he hangs one out in the thin air of Denver or their triple A affiliate Colorado Springs (By the way - Go CC vs. Gophers tonight in hockey)
    You're right, it's far more fun to sit around nervously wondering whether Meyer or May will turn into Manship than get excited about them.

    The only similarities between them is that they all have names that start with M.

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    Another victory by the Boras Agency

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    I was wondering which inconsequential signing would invoke Dave to creating one of these threads...
    Pageviews baby, pageviews.

    You should be thanking me when this thread alone buys you a new Mercedes.
    Start clicking. I look forward to seeing the keys to that new Mercedes in 2064.
    You left a "2" off the front of "2064".

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    Quote Originally Posted by strumdatjag View Post
    Before we get too excited about May and Meyer: Remember that Jeff manship was once touted as having the "best curveball in the organization" and some upon hearing that started envisioning the second coming of Bert Blyleven. Wait till he hangs one out in the thin air of Denver or their triple A affiliate Colorado Springs (By the way - Go CC vs. Gophers tonight in hockey)
    Good point, except for the part where you forgot to mention that Manship was awful at every level of the minors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by strumdatjag View Post
    Before we get too excited about May and Meyer: Remember that Jeff manship was once touted as having the "best curveball in the organization" and some upon hearing that started envisioning the second coming of Bert Blyleven. Wait till he hangs one out in the thin air of Denver or their triple A affiliate Colorado Springs (By the way - Go CC vs. Gophers tonight in hockey)
    Good point, except for the part where you forgot to mention that Manship was awful at every level of the minors.
    What was the highest he ever made it up the organizational rankings? Did he even crack the Twins top 20?

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    Quote Originally Posted by strumdatjag View Post
    Before we get too excited about May and Meyer: Remember that Jeff manship was once touted as having the "best curveball in the organization" and some upon hearing that started envisioning the second coming of Bert Blyleven. Wait till he hangs one out in the thin air of Denver or their triple A affiliate Colorado Springs (By the way - Go CC vs. Gophers tonight in hockey)
    While I expect at least one of May or Meyer to bust it should be pointed out that Manship barely broke 90mph. He made it to the majors because he had a great curveball but that will only take you so far.

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    Manship did/does have a very sharp curveball... but no one had him in the same category prospect-wise as May or Meyer or Gibson. And, I think he can still be a solid back-of-the-rotation starter, and he'll get a starting opportunity with the Rockies. He's a tremendous person, down-to-earth, so I'll never understand the dislike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs View Post
    Manship did/does have a very sharp curveball... but no one had him in the same category prospect-wise as May or Meyer or Gibson. And, I think he can still be a solid back-of-the-rotation starter, and he'll get a starting opportunity with the Rockies. He's a tremendous person, down-to-earth, so I'll never understand the dislike.
    The dislike has nothing to do with him being a great guy or not, it has to do with him being a not so great pitcher. It's not personal.

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    Good, do not have to worry about him pitching for the Twins.

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