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long4willie

  • joined Apr 23, 2008
  • last login Aug 19, 2014
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Is now the time to sell high

As the playoff teams look to bolster their rosters and as the Bucs chances become slim and slimmer each day, who would the Bucs be able to sell high on? I am a firm believer of building up the MIL...

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Trades for future success

I would like to suggest that for this trade deadline, the Pirates stay put with the current club (minus maybe a RP) and look to fill the holes in their minor league system such as 1B. There are...

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Phils to sign another old timer - AJ

Accoring to ESPN for 16 mil/1 year. Let the brow beating begin. I for one think this will work out better for the Bucs this year and some younger pitchers will get their chance for sure. Thanks...

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Does the manager make a difference

I asked this question last year and with all the discussion about firing the manager, I ask it again. How many wins will a manager give a team over the year? If I recall from last year, it wasn't...

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Countdown to end the streak

Charlie- Great win tonight - #65. Anyway to setup a count to 82 (or more) since this will be the year the curse will be lifted (no jinx, no jinx, no jinx)? Really enjoy your blog and the...

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Cubbies 5 year plan starts at 1B

Interesting that the Cubbies go after a 1B to start their rebuild, Epstein and Hoyer believe Rizzo has the bat to build around, even as a first baseman, which should keep him healthy and in the...

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Mets willing to trade Jon Niese

He's a big lefty (6 foot 4) and he's only 26. What's not to like. He has battled injuries (muscle in his side last year) but last year came up with a 2 seamer to use instead of his cutter, which...

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Jonathan Sanchez to KC - Melky to SF

KC trades Melky Cabrera to the Giants for Sanchez and Double-A pitcher Ryan Verdugo.  I'm not sure Melky didn't have one of  Garrett Jones'  years, but who knows.  Maybe Sanchez's left arm will...

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Matty Alou - Rest in peace

I loved watching Matty Alou drag a bunt or slap a pitch past the 3rd baseman.  He was always a tough out.  You will be missed as the memories of those winning days are missed by all of us today.

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Thirty four games left - how many more wins

With 34 games left, 20 away and 14 at home, the Bucs are 30-31 on the road, so this should be an advantage for them (30-37 at home) with a little over a month to play. Last year, the Pirates won 40...

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Neil Walker's year so far - good or bad

So looking at Walker's first half and seeing the comments on this site, it seems to be the consensus that Walker is having a bad year.  I'm somewhat confused by the fact that he has 59 RBI's which...

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Big RH 1B in AA with the Ariz Dbacks

The Pirates are very thin at first base and could use some depth.  Paul Goldschmidt is a sleeper that the Arizona front office has finally noticed, but are they totally convinced that he can hit in...

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Even in the loss column - only 1 game out of FIRST place

I really just wanted to write that and see it after so many painful years, near the All Star break, and only 1 game out of first place.  While I certainly didn't see this coming, whether it has...

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Maybe the scouting department has discovered the key

So management loves big  tall pitchers and that is what they now draft or trade for.  But the rest of the team is realy different, especially the callups of late.  I live in CA so I don't get to...

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The Bucs at .500 - but let's get real

I, like so many other Bucco fans, am ecstatic over the Buc's play this year.  If they finish .500 that would be a great feat and if they somehow win their division, that would be fabulous.  But...

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Ryan Vogelsong's has finally made it in SF

  Great article on Ryan and his tough road at the majors, minors, and Japan leagues.  It looks like he has finally figured it all out at the age of 33.  It's a great story on perseverence and...

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Jorge Cantu and Scott Kazmir designated for assignment

  Pads dropped Cantu yesterday so I'm not sure if this has been discussed, but with interleague games coming up, Cantu would fit nicely as the Buc's DH, instead of the current limited options. ...

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Jumpin Jack Flash out of 2nd chances in Seattle

Jack Wilson is in hot water with the M's.  According to the article at ESPN, Jack who is learning a new position at 2nd this year, made back to back errors trying to turn an inning ending DP with...

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My prediction - Bucs win out - pick 6th in draft

I predict the Bucs will win the rest of their games and end the season with a 26 game win streak.  This will give them a 74-98 record for the year and will drop them to the 6th spot in the next...

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Kemp's Agent says go, firing managers, Freddie choking in pennant race

   Matt Kemp's agent wants Kemp traded: According to this source (the LA Times), Matt Kemp's agent wants to have Matt Kemp find a new team.  This has been a very rocky relationship between Kemp...

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How to turn around a 13-46 away record in 2011

I was curious how other teams learn to win on the road.  I know that it has been stated that young teams find it difficult to record wins on the road.  If that is true, why?   Is it commom for most...

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Buck Showalter's magic show

About a month ago, I questioned whether the hiring of Buck Showalter would cause the O's the number one draft pick.  Well thus far, they are undefeated in 4 games and leading tonight.  So how can...

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Will Buck Showater cost the O's the #1 pick next year?

If Buck Showater becomes the new manager at Baltimore, will he be able to turn them around the second half, consequently costing them the number 1 pick next year.  If so, I believe this will make...

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Meek as closer

I know it is early and its only ST, but Meek seems to be the man.  Anyone see a trade in the future of Capps?  It appears that Meek has really found the strike zone and can bring the heat.  Not...

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So how much is too much

If the article by Jason Stark is accurate (see below) regarding what the Bucs want, among others, for Jason Bay and the X-Man, I can see why they are still here. Bay: The Pirates are asking for...

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Another loss caused by Tracy

Again tonight, Tracy allowed another starting pitcher the chance to let the game get away after a galiant effort to give the Bucs a chance to win.  Am I the only one that thinks Tracy knows nothing...

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Forgotten past

Since it appears that the new manager's philosophy is to forget the youth movement for a year, why not sign Richard Hidalgo for 5 mil for 1 year.  Though probably not an upgrade in right, we might...

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Youth movement - Right

What happened to the youth movement?  Last time I checked 30 and 40 somethings were not considered youthful in baseball.  There are great players in their early to mid 20s, such as Miguel Cabrera...

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