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  • Birthday 12/01/1982

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  1. It says that the Rays were in need of a DH, so they went out and got the best one they could to try to make sure they didn't lose the world series again this year. The cost was their 10th and 17th best prospects (Ryan and Strotman). That's all. It doesn't mean the Rays didn't think Ryan isn't a good pitcher, it was just the price that had to be paid to get one of the best hitters in baseball.
  2. That would be great. See. Was I serious, or sarcastic. The world may never know.
  3. It wasn't too far off from going over. I think Polanco thought it was gone too.
  4. Walks are good. They don't always add up to a run, but it's not an out!
  5. We'll see. There are still some trades out there that haven't been announced yet. Maybe he and Simmons are gone...? Now MLB trade rumors will be about all the deals that almost went through, but teams couldn't quite come to terms. Edit: Posted this before refreshing and reading the news that Pineda was not traded. My forum skills are rusty.
  6. I read somewhere (I can try to find a link to the quote) that Johnson didn't think Chase Petty was going to fall to them and that they were ecstatic when he did. So, that sort of thing can change a team's draft plan. After that, you pick the best players you can and the positions they play will sort themselves out.
  7. I was at that game too. That was such an amazing ending to that game. Definitely up there in terms of most fun I've had at a game. You can actually see me in the video with my arms raised up in the left field bleachers as my (now) wife watched some kid trip over the bleachers. Dozier had a great career and he was always fun to watch. I wish him luck in all his future endeavors.
  8. The first thing I thought about when I saw the headline was "Wait... they're not doing Zubazpalooza this year?" Fret not for your Zubaz. The Minnesota Twins got you covered.
  9. All I have to say is... Cheap Pohlads. They should have given him 93M (101M) with the option.
  10. Only a slight nit to pick. In 2009, when Sano, Polanco, and Kepler all signed, the money wasn't constrained. Teams were allowed to spend as much as they liked then. The bonus pool didn't start until 2012. So, the only constraint was really how much risk teams were willing to take on in the form of cash for signing rights for 16 year old players. But, I understand and agree with your argument. Also, I like the article. These are the fun articles to read during the offseason.
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