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MLB 2011 Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:49 am  

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Thought id start this off with only a few days until Spring Training begins for some teams.

Crazy offseason for us at fenway with Gonzalez and Crawford coming in, taking Ortiz up on his extra year, re-signing Beckett for four years, signing Jenks to whip Papelbon into shape, letting Beltre go amongst more.

It'll be nice to have Youk, Pedroia, Cameron and Ellsbury back aswell this season after the injuries they had last season.

Looking for a big year with the Yankees perhaps not being as strong with the signing of Andruw Jones and Russel Martin (god knows why they signed him with Montero in there) Soriano is a good pickup but Pettite retiring could cause a problem. Tampa have let quite a few players go like Crawford, Garza and Soriano whey they did rely on.

Looking forward to the new season though, and especially MLB.TV!
Re: MLB 2011 Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:05 pm  

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Oooh, where to start for the Jays? :)

I suppose the obvious place is the Silent Assassin (aka Alex Anthopoulos) offloading the worst contract in baseball. I mean, that right there is trade of the year, it's a no doubter. It does leave us a little short in the outfield, with Bautista likely to start at 3B. A lot will depend on how new signing Rajai Davis goes.

It's going to be a year where we wait and see what certain players do. Hill and Lind are looking to bounce back from average seasons. Arencibia is going in as starting catcher despite only making a handful of major league starts. Who knows what the Home Run king will do this year. Then there's the young starting rotation of Romero (26), Morrow (26), Cecil (24) Drabek (23) who I think are all nailed on, plus one of 3 guys in their mid 20's with little or no big league experience. I'll miss Marcum who is now a Brewer, but we have lots of talented young arms and we need to build our position prospects.

We also appear to have stacked out BP with closers. I'm hoping Jon Rauch is our main guy if only because he's a beast of a man. 6' 11" and covered in badass tats.

Anyways. I think we'll go just above 500, which in the AL East is a pretty decent finish when you're not pushing for the playoffs.

I did have the pleasure of meeting the new Jays manager John Farrell the other week. He's a dead ringer for Bruce Campbell. I had to fight the urge to say "Gimme some sugar baby" to him.

And just to make you guys a bit jealous... less than 6 weeks til I head down to Florida to catch me some Spring Training :)
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Re: MLB 2011 Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:20 am  

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We may miss out on playoffs this year. By far the toughest division in MLB. The Orioles lineup is scarily good, that along with the additions in Boston, it;s gonna be a long year.
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Re: MLB 2011 Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:05 pm  

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I swear the O's have stacked up this season just so that they don't finish bottom. That's how scary the AL East is.
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Re: MLB 2011 Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:11 pm  

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They may have added a lot of bats in Baltimore but what's their pitching like?
Re: MLB 2011 Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:28 pm  

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They may have added a lot of bats in Baltimore but what's their pitching like?


Not a patch on the other teams in the division.
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Re: MLB 2011 Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:21 pm  

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Who fancies a fantasy league?
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Re: MLB 2011 Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:22 pm  

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Who fancies a fantasy league?


I was hoping someone would suggest this :D
Re: MLB 2011 Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:10 am  
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I was hoping someone would suggest this :D



I can set one up. ESPN do a pretty good one. I will sort tonight and post details.
Re: MLB 2011 Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:40 pm  

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That'd be awesome.

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