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nihil67

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Daniel Schlereth finally pitches

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On 8/3 Schlereth finally made his first appearance for the Rookie League Missoula Osprey. He walked one, struck out 2, and threw a wild pitch.

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Barry Bonds?

Eric Byrnes is back on the DL and, if previous severe hamstring injuries can be any indication, he may be done for a month or longer.  While the current plan appears to be putting Conor Jackson in...

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Hot Stove NT 4.0

The NT stands for New Trades... it's a computer joke, sorry.Anyway... it was a busy week/weekend.The A's signed LF Emil Brown.  I'm guessing this is because they just traded for a lot of younger...

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Brandon Webb's Mechanics Reviewed by Chris O'Leary

My commentary from the Scherzer diary:"I found this awesome animated GIF on Baseball Think Factory.  The story is actually an interesting observation about the differences in Webb's delivery in '06...

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Max Scherzer's Mechanics

Browsing around Chris O'Leary's site, I came across a little blurb about Max Scherzer:"Max Scherzer (Mizzou) - 2/17/2006 Injury Risk Rating = Worse Than Average Over the weekend I came across an...

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Doug Slaten is injured

I think we all completely missed this after the season, but Doug Slaten underwent microfracture surgery after the season and is questionable for Opening Day.h...

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HS3: The Rise of the Trades

Continuing the Hot Stove series, the A's today traded another major league player for a smattering of young "talent".  They sent Nick Swisher to the White Sox for AA LHP Gio Gonzalez, A+ RHP...

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Hot Stove Part Deux

Looks like the other diary got locked, so I'll start up a new one.Stories that Josh Byrnes is offering Brian Anderson, Carlos Gonzalez, and Emilio Bonifacio for Dan Haren won't die.I still don't...

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3 Year Payroll Model?

Saw this piece on the East Valley Tribune site:  http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/story/102881The jist, as far as I can tell, is that they don't mind spending more this year because they are going...

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Fielding Bible Awards

The people at Fielding Bible gave out their 2007 awards.Somehow, Eric Byrnes won for LF.  He "was the Major League leader in left field in plus/minus (+28) as well as one of the leaders in Good...

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2008 Schedule Released

You can find it here.Very disappointing that the NL West Champs are starting their season on the road in Cincy.Interleague will be a bit of a joke as the huge draws of the Tigers, Royals, and A's...

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A-Rod: Things that make me happy yet worried

A-Rod opted out of his contract yesterday, leaving $72 million in guaranteed money in hopes that he can sign an even bigger contract and, possibly more importantly, get out from under the constant...

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News - Rizzo stealing (more) scouts, Esmerling Vasquez, Max Scherzer

We haven't been posting the news stories, but here's a piece I saw yesterday that has some good and bad:http://www.azcentral.com/members/Blog/NickPiecoro/9447Mike Rizzo has now hired away 3 scouts,...

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Most hated teams

So it was posted in the predict the World Series thread about listing your least favorite/most hated teams, but nobody ever posted the diary.  Keep it to baseball and hate away.Mine would go like...

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Predict the World Series [and general WS discussion]

...And win 3 years of the Eric Byrnes Show.  (The winner is required to watch every episode for the next 3 years)Red Sox vs. Rockies, in what will probably still be the lowest rated World Series in...

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Open Letter to Bud Selig and Phillip I. Kent

Gentlemen,Do you like baseball?  I do.  I know that there have been some issues with the integrity of the game lately, but I would like to "dicuss", to quote last night's broadcast graphic, one...

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NL Cy Young

Does Webb have a chance?  Which pitcher would you rather give the Cy Young to:A) 9.71 K/9, 2.65 BB/9, 0.46 HR/9, .203 BAA, 1.03 WHIP, 1.85 RA/Start, .281 BABIP, 28 Quality Starts, 6 Losses, 3 Tough...

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September Call-ups

9/1 is almost here and it's time to start getting a little giddy about those guys who are going to get a cup of coffee with the big league team.  The FO has all been fairly adamant in their stance...

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Carlos Gonzalez up to AAA

Carlos was called up to AAA yesterday and made the start in CF(?!) against Las Vegas last night.  He went 2 for 6 with a double, a run scored, and struck out once.Spring training is going to be...

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Two-Thirds the Size - Twice as Awesome

I hope everyone here is paying attention to the Little League team from Chandler that's playing in the Little League World Series.  This team's games are fun to watch as they feature a bunch of...

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Trade Talk - Royals?

Zack Grienke for Edgar Gonzalez and Alberto Callaspo.This one seems pretty simple.  The Royals get rid of a guy that they've decided can't cut it and we could also snipe a guy that the Dodgers...

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Trade talk - Detroit

The Tigers have put Marcus Thames on the DL and Craig Monroe his constantly missing or leaving games due a bad back.  They've called up Timo Perez (.608 OPS last year) to play some LF.If only the...

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Red Alert - Randy to miss a start

An AP story and ESPN report that Randy has tendinitis in his left forearm and will miss his next start, but isn't expected to go on the DL.  Edgar Gonzalez likely takes his spot.Good news, it's not...

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Jack Cust

The next in the series of getting rid of AzPhan entires... holy shit... how about former Diamondbacks bust Jack Cust getting it done over in Oakland?  Since coming over on May 6th, he's hitting...

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Strat-O-Matic

Does anyone else here play SoM on SportingNews?  Anyone play the old board game and not know you could play online at SportingNews?  I have 2 teams in leagues forming and 3 other credits......

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April DOES matter

HA.  Someone more bored then me pulled a whole bunch of really interesting numbers on how much April really does matter.  And it focuses on how much the Yankees are sucking, which is gold by...

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Random Thoughts

Do work... look at what the Dodgers have been doing...It was a hard choice.Anyway, I remember someone talking about Chin-Hui Tsao back when he was non-tendered... who was that?  8.2 scoreless IP to...

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Pitcher Categorization

There was a very good article over on Baseball Analysts a couple days ago:  http://baseballanalysts.com/archives/2007/01/categorizing_pi.phpIt links to a story in the Hardball Times by Dave...

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Worst trade?

As I sit and churn waiting for any drop of news on the Johnson deal, I wonder what everyone else would view as the worst deal in Diamondbacks history.  I would have put a more positive poll, but I...

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Non-Tender FA Pickings

The next batch of free agents hit the market last night when they weren't tendered arbitration offers by their current teams.  The big name is undoubtedly Marcus Giles, but here's the couple names...

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