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MDFitness1975

  • joined Mar 23, 2012
  • last login Jul 09, 2014
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Wild Card Game Starting SS?

Given Hurdle's infatuation with small samplpe sizes, maybe Mercer's big day on Sunday gets him the start on Tuesday. Personally, I'm torn. Really torn. If It was Latos starting, I think I'd be...

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Post-Season Bullpen Question

So lets say the season ended today. And the Bucs go with a 6-man bullpen for the playoffs. Melancon, Watson, Wilson and Gomez are locks. You have to add 2 more out of Grilli, Mazzarro and...

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September 1 Expansion

So if this is basically the every day line-up for argument’s sake once Marte returns (kinda intriguing I might add)…… Marte LF Walker 2b Cutch CF Pedro 3b Byrd RF Jones 1b Martin C M...

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Lambo or Tabata? The Final Word....

Right Field has been a hole all year (outside of maybe April when Travis Snider was hitting the ball pretty well). It has led to much debate about what the best solution is. It was also brought...

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J-Mac and Barmes

Enough is enough. It’s time to move on, right? Let’s start with J-Mac – he will NEVER be a reliable starting pitcher. Even when he was throwing 94-95 mph, he had trouble going more than...

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So Does AJ Put One Between Votto's Shoulder Blades?

Just curious, do you think AJ will plunk Votto (or Phillips or Bruce or whoever) this weekend? And do you think he should? Long-story short, I think he should and he will. Though I wouldnt do...

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After 30 years of spinning the positive....

....I think I may have officially (hopefully temporarily) lost hope. I get it, it's early. And last year's start was comparably bad (tho this one feels, and apparently numbers-wise is, even...

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Dan Lebetard said Marlins will deal Stanton

My question is, would a package of Taillon, Polanco and say Holmes and Dilson Herrera be enough, is it maybe a little too much, and would u want the Bucs to pull the trigger on a deal like that? To...

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Are drastic changes really necessary?

With ZERO off-season acquisitions, is this line-up good enough to compete for a play-off spot next year? LF Marte RF Snider / Tabata CF Cutch 1b Jones / GabySanchez 2b Walker 3b Alvarez c...

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Quick Double-Shot of Hope After a Soul-Crusher

Blowing leads of 6-1 and 9-5 to the Cubs while only 2 games back in the wild card chase on September 16 may go down as one of the biggest gut-punches over the past 2 decades of gut-punch-filled...

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I have seen the future, and half of us will be happy

I whine about Hurdle and his inexcusable decisions as much as anyone, but by this point it has become clear that the primary reason for the "collapse" is not lack of talent or too much bunting -...

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Even Hurdle Can't Save An Addict

After watching every pitch of last night's game, I said to myself for the first time in my 28 years of being a Pirates Fan, "I just dont know if I can do this anymore." Primarily because of...

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RATIONAL EXPLANATION PLEASE

I just dont understand why the Pirates dont take EVERY advantage of expanded September rosters. We've seen 2 19-inning games in a one-year period. And plenty of other extended extra inning...

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Next Year's Rotation - A Crazy Thought?

AJ and JMAC have really been the only 2 starters that have pitched the entire year, and both seem to have lost some MPH on their fastball. JMAC in particular rarely seems to go above 92 anymore. S...

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A Legit Under-the-Radar Rotation Option?

I found this blurb from Jayson Stark's new Rumblings column interesting: Meanwhile, Benedict, the man who turned Charlie Morton into Roy Halladay Jr. last year, has helped the well-traveled Rick...

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Win the next 2, and then THIS will matter

Obviously with the colossal choke job that has taken place (led by our heroes, AJ and Cutch, who truly have failed when it matters most), this may not matter unless we win the next 2, but how do...

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Cutch Analysis - The Elephant in the Room

So am I the only one worried a little about Cutch? A slump is one thing. And of course to keep up the pace he was on for the first 4 months would have been nearly impossible. But forget the fact...

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Potential Phillies Blockbuster

Now that the Phils have locked up Cole Hamels long-term for big bux (140 mil), they most likely will be looking to dump some salary heading into the deadline. I heard a guy on Philly radio say...

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Realistic Shortstop Options for the Second Half

Barring an unforeseen trade for a shortstop, for the remainder of the second half it looks like we really only have 3 realistic choices. Below is a quick overview of their YTD stats: -Clint...

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Catchin' a Break v Phils

A month ago, I would have guaranteed we would have to go up against Halladay, Hamels and Lee in this week's 4-game series v. the Phils. But with Halladay on the DL, and both Hamels AND Lee...

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Jones v Tabata

I was just curious if there was anybody out there who beleives that Jose Tabata has more overall value than Garrett Jones? I know that Jones is a disaster v lefties and a below average defensive...

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Catchin' a break v. BrewCrew

I typically check the probable starting pitchers prior to each new series, seemingly always disappointed that the Bucs never seem to miss the other team's Aces. To my delight it looks like we're...

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Cole v. Bauer v. Bundy

For the record, I know it's still early, but I was curious to see how G. Cole was doing so far in comparison to Bundy and Bauer, 2 guys taken right after him. Also for the record, if I was GM I...

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Time for an easy change?

With the offense far beyond "struggling" - yes it's only mid-May, but to have the lowest total runs scored in all of major + minor league baseball certainly constitutes a reason to worry a little -...

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Another Pedro rush-job by the organization?

Am I the only one that got a little worried with Hurdle's somewhat bold proclamation that moving Pedro to the clean-up spot was not a short-term plan, and that he's there for "the long haul"? ...

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What was so wrong with Spanky-Sluggo and other quick thoughts

Admittedly, these random thoughts may be impaired by minimal sleep and maximum frustration after staying up the past 2 nights to watch every pitch. I'm 36, so I was at my sports-obsession peak...

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