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Locutus
June 7, 2005, 04:16 PM
Anybody like baseball here? Baseball is not one of my favourite sports but I follow it! Me be because there is no NHL this year:(. Anyways Interleague games are going on now. Very Exciting!

Did you know that Boston Red Sox offered Adam Gilchrist of Aus, a tryout to see if he can bat as a baseball player?

April 08,2005
I have read it at the following source: (The story is kind of old so you have to buy to get the whole reports but there is sneak preview)
cricket365.com link>> (http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/bostonherald/819420481.html?did=819420481&FMT=ABS&FMTS=FT&date=Apr+8%2C+2005&author=JEFF+HORRIGAN&desc=BASEBALL%3B+RED+SOX+NOTEBOOK%3B+Foulke+doesn% 27t+cry+for+NY%27s+Rivera)

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Edited on, July 4, 2005, 3:24 PM GMT, by reverse_swing.
Reason: Instead of posting very long URLs verbatim, use a shorter text link

Akib
June 7, 2005, 07:50 PM
I follow baseball..... JAYS ALL THE WAY!!!!!

Locutus
June 8, 2005, 07:47 AM
Me too! Jays won last night 6-4 beating the Cubs.

Faceoff
June 8, 2005, 08:44 AM
I love my rangers. They are in the first place in AL west.

Locutus
June 8, 2005, 09:21 AM
Yea, Rangers always had huge batting lineup but their pitching sucked for last few years. But they seem to be doing well this year.

Akib
June 8, 2005, 05:15 PM
Yup Rangers are doing better with out A-Rod who is destroying hte AL with all his HR. Jays are 3rd i think after Orioles and Red Sox. We are ahead of the Yankees though.

cricman
June 8, 2005, 05:35 PM
The yanks will come back. After we get clemens all will be fine.

Locutus
June 9, 2005, 09:30 AM
Yesterday A-rod made history by becoming first player to reach 400 home runs before reaching age of 30. WOW!

Fazal
June 9, 2005, 10:53 AM
Me a Orioles Fan.

They are doing great so far. But still 2/3 of the season is still left.

I am just crossing my finger....

Akib
June 9, 2005, 03:19 PM
What do you mean by we get clemens. Like traded for him or just beat him????

Locutus
June 9, 2005, 03:53 PM
I never heard any news about Yankees getting Roger Clemens

Fazal
June 17, 2005, 08:02 AM
The latest rumor is they are trying to get Griffy from Reds

Locutus
June 17, 2005, 08:52 AM
Ken Griffy Jnr.

Mahir
July 4, 2005, 04:10 AM
Well, the Midsummer Classic is here, within a week, and I think its a decent time to start making predictions about who will make it into the postseason, how the teams are doing at the midway mark, your favourite teams. In essence, make this thread a place to talk baseball.

I will start off with some random thoughts on next Sunday's All-star game :

The roster's been announced yesterday... which pitcher would you like to start the game for AL and NL ? My choice : Roy Halladay for AL, Dontrelle Willis, obviously, for the NL.

Edited on, July 4, 2005, 3:21 PM GMT, by reverse_swing.
Reason: Thread merged.

Locutus
July 4, 2005, 08:43 AM
There is a topic already on MLB. I posted it few weeks earlier. It is called "MLB(Major League Baseball)".

Mahir
July 4, 2005, 10:16 AM
oh sorry...well the mods will do the rest ;)

Edited on, July 4, 2005, 3:21 PM GMT, by reverse_swing.
Reason: Done.

cricman
July 4, 2005, 08:40 PM
Originally posted by Logen
I never heard any news about Yankees getting Roger Clemens

They'll Trade Cano and probalbly Pavano for him.

AllStargame starters: NL: Clemens, AL: Santana

Postseason predictions

East: Yankees/ RedSox
Central: White sox
West: Angels
WildCard:Yankees/ RedSox

NL
East: Nationals
Central: Cardnials
West: ??? maybe Giants if Bonds comes back
WildCard: Second Team in the east: Mets/braves/Marlins/Philles: I Pick Mets

World series: Yankees beat Nationals

Edited on, July 5, 2005, 1:43 AM GMT, by cricman.

Akib
July 4, 2005, 09:33 PM
I believe the AL east is withing anyones range. The only exception is Tampa Bay. You cna't just say Yankees and Red Sox, as both are getting beat by Baltimore and Toronto.... It all depends on who gets a winning streak and when....

As for the others I agree with you...

Locutus
July 5, 2005, 07:04 AM
Yes, AL East will interesting to watch as 4 out of 5 teams are over .500 and they all are 5 or less games behind first place.
Hoping that Jay's bat comes alive somethimes soon, as well as Koskie. Toronto has a good chance in next couple of weeks to make a big move becase they are playing most of lower ranked teams and Boston, New York Yankees, Baltimore will be playing against each other mostly, in this month.

Mahir
July 5, 2005, 07:55 AM
Originally posted by Logen
Yes, AL East will interesting to watch as 4 out of 5 teams are over .500 and they all are 5 or less games behind first place.
Hoping that Jay's bat comes alive somethimes soon, as well as Koskie. Toronto has a good chance in next couple of weeks to make a big move becase they are playing most of lower ranked teams and Boston, New York Yankees, Baltimore will be playing against each other mostly, in this month.

The Jays bats ARE alive, and trust me, Koskie's absence hasnt been felt at all. I hope you have kept track of the Jays games recently, since something is missing from your knowledge range.

If the RedSox, the Yankees and Baltimore play against each other mostly, why wont the Jays do the same being in the same division. I would like to point out that the Jays and the other teams in AL Ease face each other 19 times in the season, and the Jays have more than 50% of those divisional games still left. The way MLB schedule works, its this heavy flow of divisional games by the end of the regular season is what plays the most crucial role in determining who will reach the playoff from each division.

Akib
July 5, 2005, 08:21 AM
Its good we are facing Yankees, Red Sox and Orioles. Jays play horrible against lower ranked teams yet we can beat the higher ranked ones.

Locutus
July 5, 2005, 08:24 AM
1st- I have kept track of the Jays all season long.
2nd- Wells hitting .261 (capable of batting in the .300s)
Hinske .241 Hudson .253
Non have more more than 40 RBIs, forget about the home runs and batting average with runners-in-scoring-position. I admit though they have scored lot of runs lately (aginst the Yankees and Tampa but it is not consistence).
3rd- I said jays have a good chance of making big move because they are playing lower ranked teams for next few week. But NY Yankees, Baltimore and Boston who are in the same division as Jays, are playing mosty against each other in this MONTH. So what ever the outcomes are between those series, Jays will win as far as the standing goes.
By they way Jays have been doing very well against their division teams, so you don;t have worry about who will do good when the season comes near ending.

Mahir
July 5, 2005, 11:39 AM
Originally posted by Logen
By they way Jays have been doing very well against their division teams, so you don;t have worry about who will do good when the season comes near ending.

thats more like a Jays fan!

the thing about wells, he's had a very slow start, but has come along nicely, and the guy has hit .350+ in June! What else you want from him. He's not being very productive, true...but he leads the jays in major hitting categories.

And would you not like to have around 10 guys having RBIs in the 30s by mid-July, or would you prefer a couple players nearing 70-80 RBIs and the rest are around 20 ?

Akib
July 5, 2005, 01:26 PM
Wells started the season badly and thats why his statistics are down. Once he gets rolling Jays should be winning more.

cricman
July 5, 2005, 01:59 PM
I thought canadiens didn't like baseball.

Locutus
July 5, 2005, 03:52 PM
Sorry, But it is Canadians not Canadiens.
Canadian ---- People from Canada
Canadiens---- A name of hockey team from Montreal, Canada.

Mahir
July 5, 2005, 05:13 PM
well, "canadiens" also stand for the french term (for males) of "canadians". For females, its "canadiennes"

Mahir
July 11, 2005, 07:17 AM
the injury to Roy Halladay is surely going to haunt the Jays. It's time J.P. Ricciardi makes a bold move, and gets a top-notch pitcher immediately if the Jays are to stay in contention.

Too bad Halladay going to miss out the All-Star Game starting job, barring a potential showdown between Halladay for AL and Carpenter for the NL as the starting pitching for the All-star game.

Akib
July 11, 2005, 08:59 AM
Yes... Halladay injury is gonna hurt us... Carpenter was a former Jay too before he was released. I am hoping we get a trade for a good pitcher... We just got swept by the Rangers and our pitchers really didnt do that well.

Locutus
July 11, 2005, 09:00 AM
yeah, Bad luck for the Jays and Hallayday. He is out of 4-6 weeks. I am expecting to be out for more than that.

cricman
July 11, 2005, 11:04 AM
If i were the Jays or Mets i'd Trade for Barry Zito. Oakland is actually doing well right now but they did Trade Hudson and Mulder in the winter, so those teams wanna show that there serious they should go make a Move for him.

Locutus
July 11, 2005, 11:40 AM
not Worth it.

cricman
July 11, 2005, 11:46 AM
I'd trade for Barry Zito in a heart beat. I don't get the Jays they can release Chris Carpenter yet they can keep guys like Pat Hentgen last year.

There season is done w/o halladay. They shoud Trade the players they know that won't resign with them. They made the same mistake with delgado last year and i'm sure they'll do it again.

They should get rid of players like wells. Who when they become free agents they'll leave for the big bucks.

Edited on, July 11, 2005, 4:50 PM GMT, by cricman.

Mahir
July 11, 2005, 12:08 PM
trade wells ? and who do you want in return ? wells trade was never in the scenario, and never will be in the near future. Wells is one of those "untouchables" in the team. If you mentioned Eric Hinske, yes, a much more understandable option. Toronto needs a stud hitter in their line-up, and wells is filling up that spot rite now, not necessarily how well he was expected to be.

and getting zito is nothing but a gamble. He will either do the job well, or he wont contribute anything. Thats how a typical Barry Zito season goes.

Akib
July 11, 2005, 12:47 PM
Yup Zito goes from a Cy Young contender a few years back to horrible bad this year. And speaking about Carpenter.. Who knows what happened to him. He just got better outside of toronto.

Locutus
July 11, 2005, 01:13 PM
Eric Hinske will be traded pretty soon. That is for sure. They will try to get a pretty good pitcher. Aron Hill is doing awsome as a rookie; he will take Hinske's spot. You can't trade Wells, he is the building point for Toronto.
Carpenter sucked when he was with the Jays. They knew this guys has good future but they were getting tired of him as he go injured many time. Blue Jays were very patient with Carpenter but he was going to nowhere; therefore they had to trade him.
Letting Delgado go was a good choice; this guy was eatting up most of the payroll.

Akib
July 11, 2005, 01:48 PM
Delgados salary in toronto is just a little bit less than what Rogers payed for the Skydome.. What would you rather have a MAssive stadium that is refurbished or a guy who can bat and field and thats it. Although Delgado was my favourite player I think it is right he left.

Mahir
July 11, 2005, 02:28 PM
The Blue Jays organization simply couldnt keep Delgado for money. 'nuff said.

Also, Carpenter was struggling with a nagging injury during his last days with the Jays. I am happy for him. He's a new home now, and look! the guy's going to start the All-star game tomorrow for the NL. Mark Buerhle is going for the AL.

Locutus
July 12, 2005, 07:57 AM
Last night home run durby was awsome. Some records have been set. And poor show the Canadian; Jason Bay. He went with a DUCK!

cricman
July 12, 2005, 12:19 PM
It wasn't fun. Abreu was awesome but it's not a home run derby when you have guys like choi and Bay. I'd rather see A-rod, Manny or even sosa even thogh he has 9 hr's he still loves putting on a show. If you evr watch an baltimore game come early for batting practice to watch sosa. He always hits 500 ft + HR's for the fans.

Akib
July 12, 2005, 01:25 PM
Abreu was crazy... He had more homeruns in the first round than he does the whole season.

Mahir
July 13, 2005, 01:42 AM
The Canuck kid did look like a poor duck in a big bay. Like paatihash in Bay of Bengal! And Tony LaRussa didnt even use him in the All-star game!!! Francona on the other hand cleared his bench, although Hillenbrand and Posednik didnt get any at-bats (but got to do some fielding in the end).

Well, the sense of any touch of exhibition is long gone from the All-star game nowadays, as this one really does count. Ask the Red Sox nation about the home-field advantage during last year's World Series against the Cardinals.

cricman
August 2, 2005, 09:50 PM
anyway i hope he just took a drink or some pills that are not steriods. But if i'm wrong well at least i can laugh at him



http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/03/17_ap_steroids/images/getty52440505schilling_large.jpg

Edited on, August 3, 2005, 2:55 AM GMT, by cricman.

Edited on, August 3, 2005, 2:56 AM GMT, by cricman.

Fazal
August 10, 2005, 02:26 PM
Originally posted by cricman

http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/03/17_ap_steroids/images/getty52440505schilling_large.jpg
Edited on, August 3, 2005, 2:56 AM GMT, by cricman.

Fande Poria Boga Kande Re... Say Good Bye to any hope of induction to HOF.

Tigers_eye
August 11, 2005, 03:20 PM
hated the yankees - too cocky - too much money involved, but after the red sox win last year they are on the top of the hatred list.

After Palmero's incident hate MLB. Starting from sosa, bonds to Mcgwire all cheaters. But don't hate the game itself.

Edited on, October 21, 2005, 2:17 PM GMT, by Cats_eye.

Tigers_eye
October 20, 2005, 04:40 PM
What a series. Astros are roaring. White sox are waiting. I like Astro cause of their pitching staff. Pettite, Clemens, oswalt and Lidge. Berkman, Bagwell, Biggio will take it to the white sox.

Fazal
October 21, 2005, 09:06 AM
Originally posted by Cats_eye
hated the yankees -

Me too.:lol:

Now whoever wins, I don't care.