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Re: 2017 MLB News & Tidbits Thread

Postby Topps » Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:22 pm

Angels made a couple of trades yesterday:

Acquired Justin Upton from the Tigers for P Grayson Long and PTBNL

Also acquired Brandon Phillips from the Braves for minor league C Tony Sanchez.
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Postby cardinalfan4life » Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:52 pm

chevyman58 wrote:The Astros pulled off a blockbuster trade just before midnight Thursday, acquiring Justin Verlander from the Detroit Tigers. The Astros sent right-hander Franklin Perez (No. 3 Astros prospect, per MLBPipeline.com), outfielder Daz Cameron (No. 9) and catcher Jake Rogers (No. 11) to the Tigers.



10 years ago this would be a huge trade for the Astros, does Verlander have anything left in the tank?
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Postby chevyman58 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:00 pm

cardinalfan4life wrote:10 years ago this would be a huge trade for the Astros, does Verlander have anything left in the tank?


Absolutely, her name's Kate Upton. And I have already volunteered to personally welcome her to the Great State of Texas.

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Postby R27 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:26 pm

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chevyman58 wrote:The Astros pulled off a blockbuster trade just before midnight Thursday, acquiring Justin Verlander from the Detroit Tigers. The Astros sent right-hander Franklin Perez (No. 3 Astros prospect, per MLBPipeline.com), outfielder Daz Cameron (No. 9) and catcher Jake Rogers (No. 11) to the Tigers.



10 years ago this would be a huge trade for the Astros, does Verlander have anything left in the tank?

After a few years of down velocity, he's gotten it back up to before his ab injury a few years back. Came out 3.24 ERA over his last 18 starts, 3.49 ERA his last 24 starts (he's made 28 this season). He's got plenty in the tank for this year, next year, and the year after that. Great pickup by the Astros. He and Keuchel and Lynn at the top of that rotation next year will make a nice pairing.

And chev, I think Kate's emptying the tank, not filling it. ;)
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Postby cardinalfan4life » Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:26 pm

Yeah...that's why I asked if he has anything left chevy, any single man would love a few rounds with Kate Upton...Id be uh...willing to take the risk if I was a pro athlete
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Postby chevyman58 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:49 pm

With their 5-3 victory over the Tigers today, the Indians set an AL record with 21 consecutive victories, passing the 20 that the A's established 15 years ago. Cleveland moved into a tie with the 1935 Cubs for the second-longest winning streak in baseball history. There is one more historic team to chase down, the Major League record is 26 straight achieved by the 1916 Giants
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Postby chevyman58 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:52 pm

Jose Altuve is the just fifth player since integration (1947) with at least four consecutive 200-hit seasons, joining Ichiro Suzuki (2001-10), Michael Young (2003-07), Wade Boggs (1983-89) and Kirby Puckett (1986-89).
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Re: 2017 MLB News & Tidbits Thread

Postby chevyman58 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:49 am

Sheesh ............ how many Postseason managers does that make now ????

Joe Girardi OUT as Yankees Manager .................
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Postby R27 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:58 pm

The 4th, 5th, and 6th best teams in baseball this season have or will replace their manager this offseason.

At this point, more postseason teams have replaced their managers than non-postseason teams.
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Re: 2017 MLB News & Tidbits Thread

Postby cardinalfan4life » Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:08 pm

cardinalfan4life wrote:10 years ago this would be a huge trade for the Astros, does Verlander have anything left in the tank?


Um, I think hes answered my question..9-0 since trade with a young verlander like e.r.a....Houston wouldn't be here without him.
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Postby R27 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:39 pm

cardinalfan4life wrote:
cardinalfan4life wrote:10 years ago this would be a huge trade for the Astros, does Verlander have anything left in the tank?


Um, I think hes answered my question..9-0 since trade with a young verlander like e.r.a....Houston wouldn't be here without him.

The Astros have won every game that Verlander has ever pitched in for them. Not too shabby.

When's he finally going to get Kate down the aisle? At this point haven't they been engaged longer than they've dated? :lol:
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Re: 2017 MLB News & Tidbits Thread

Postby chevyman58 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:34 pm

WT# is up with Sammy Sosa ??? Dude just keeps getting whiter & whiter & whiter!

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/sammy-sosa ... 18598.html

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Re: 2017 MLB News & Tidbits Thread

Postby Tulcard » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:58 pm

New lead singer for Queen.... :D
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Postby Topps » Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:29 pm

Derek Lilliquist joined the Nationals as their new pitching coach yesterday
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Re: 2017 MLB News & Tidbits Thread

Postby Tulcard » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:41 pm

Tony LaRussa has joined the Red Sox front office:

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