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(02-26-2017 11:59 AM)stever20 Wrote:  so should I be giddy that Harper's 1st AB of the year= a homer?

I would recommend not having any emotion this early in spring training. There's one thing I want from the Giants players, and that is health. Otherwise I couldn't care less
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(02-26-2017 01:12 PM)flyingswoosh Wrote:  
(02-26-2017 11:59 AM)stever20 Wrote:  so should I be giddy that Harper's 1st AB of the year= a homer?

I would recommend not having any emotion this early in spring training. There's one thing I want from the Giants players, and that is health. Otherwise I couldn't care less

If it was nearly anyone else I'd agree with swoosh. But for Harper, who struggled last year and seems like he really thrives on confidence, if I was stever I'd probably feel like this is a good way to get him in the right frame of mind for the season. Maybe not giddy, but pretty happy.
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Nats with a great signing today- picking up Joe Blanton. last 2 years 14-4 with a 2.65 ERA. Nice move for the pen.
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(02-28-2017 12:21 PM)stever20 Wrote:  Nats with a great signing today- picking up Joe Blanton. last 2 years 14-4 with a 2.65 ERA. Nice move for the pen.

absolutely agree. Can't believe they got him for $4 million. Not really sure what the rest of baseball was doing, but clearly they were all asleep
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um, from the absolutely 100% totally predictable file....

David Wright is hurt.
https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2017/02/d...ement.html
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(02-28-2017 12:21 PM)stever20 Wrote:  Nats with a great signing today- picking up Joe Blanton. last 2 years 14-4 with a 2.65 ERA. Nice move for the pen.

Just saw this and came here to post but y'all beat me to it. I was kind of baffled the Dodgers didn't go after him. Some folks just remember a couple of bad patches during the post season but the guy was nails all year long. You're gonna love this guy.
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(02-28-2017 12:49 PM)Brookes Owl Wrote:  
(02-28-2017 12:21 PM)stever20 Wrote:  Nats with a great signing today- picking up Joe Blanton. last 2 years 14-4 with a 2.65 ERA. Nice move for the pen.

Just saw this and came here to post but y'all beat me to it. I was kind of baffled the Dodgers didn't go after him. Some folks just remember a couple of bad patches during the post season but the guy was nails all year long. You're gonna love this guy.

yeah this made no sense for the Dodgers
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(02-28-2017 12:45 PM)stever20 Wrote:  um, from the absolutely 100% totally predictable file....

David Wright is hurt.
https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2017/02/d...ement.html

i love the 'predictable file' posts
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(03-02-2017 10:20 AM)flyingswoosh Wrote:  
(02-28-2017 12:49 PM)Brookes Owl Wrote:  
(02-28-2017 12:21 PM)stever20 Wrote:  Nats with a great signing today- picking up Joe Blanton. last 2 years 14-4 with a 2.65 ERA. Nice move for the pen.

Just saw this and came here to post but y'all beat me to it. I was kind of baffled the Dodgers didn't go after him. Some folks just remember a couple of bad patches during the post season but the guy was nails all year long. You're gonna love this guy.

yeah this made no sense for the Dodgers

Well, I wouldn't go that far. It's a numbers game. The Dodgers have roster congestion and their depth is crazy. They needed to add a middle/late relief guy and they were looking around while Blanton was still available. They liked Romo about as much or more than Blanton and they got him for less than what the Nats paid for Blanton. Now, whether it pans out or not, we'll see. I'm not sure I would have signed Romo over Blanton but I understand the thought process.
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(03-02-2017 11:23 AM)Brookes Owl Wrote:  
(03-02-2017 10:20 AM)flyingswoosh Wrote:  
(02-28-2017 12:49 PM)Brookes Owl Wrote:  
(02-28-2017 12:21 PM)stever20 Wrote:  Nats with a great signing today- picking up Joe Blanton. last 2 years 14-4 with a 2.65 ERA. Nice move for the pen.

Just saw this and came here to post but y'all beat me to it. I was kind of baffled the Dodgers didn't go after him. Some folks just remember a couple of bad patches during the post season but the guy was nails all year long. You're gonna love this guy.

yeah this made no sense for the Dodgers

Well, I wouldn't go that far. It's a numbers game. The Dodgers have roster congestion and their depth is crazy. They needed to add a middle/late relief guy and they were looking around while Blanton was still available. They liked Romo about as much or more than Blanton and they got him for less than what the Nats paid for Blanton. Now, whether it pans out or not, we'll see. I'm not sure I would have signed Romo over Blanton but I understand the thought process.

you're right, "no sense" is a bit hyperbolic, but I really thought they'd sign him. Romo is solid, but he's injury prone and you do not want him pitching to lefties.
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