06-17-2008, 12:10 AM
Yeah, as of now, the top teams to beat in the National League are the Phillies and Cubs.
06-17-2008, 08:08 AM
Willie Randolph just got fired!!!!
06-17-2008, 08:53 AM
Wow. I was hoping they would let him finish out the season.
06-17-2008, 09:30 AM
I didn't expect him to get fired yet, I mean they won the game.
06-18-2008, 07:15 AM
Man Thames hit another homer last night tying a franchise records for five straight games with homers. His last eight hits have all been home runs.
Also congrats to Renteria for being the first Colombian player to reach 2,000 hits.
06-18-2008, 11:09 AM
Awesome. Well, now the Yankees are starting to get on a streak, hopefully, we don't go back to .500 or worse.
Originally Posted by pneumatic
06-19-2008, 05:10 AM
Did anyone hear about that guy that doesn't want to give Griffey his 600 home run ball back?
06-19-2008, 07:16 AM
Yeah, just like the day after it happened. He only gave his first name or some shit.
Why anything new with it?
06-19-2008, 12:27 PM
No but on ESPN.com there was an article about it and like 3 different people are telling him to give it back and Luis Gonzalez was saying how it feels to want those milestone balls because in the 2001 WS when he had that hit he never got the ball back or something.
06-19-2008, 01:10 PM
I see. I would have gave it back to be cool with Griff.
06-19-2008, 11:38 PM
Here is the listing of the 'ALL overpaid team' in baseball.
C: Ivan Rodriguez, Detroit, $12.38 million – From All-Star last season to platoon this year, Rodriguez’s bat has turned limp. He doesn’t get nearly the blame he deserves, because he’s 36 and catchers are supposed to age quickly, but that doesn’t explain: Why, exactly, did the Tigers pick up his ludicrous option instead of just buying him out for $3 million?
1B: Richie Sexson, Seattle, $15.5 million – With general manager Bill Bavasi fired Monday, the Mariners could finally cut ties with Sexson, the biggest mistake of Bavasi’s tenure. He’s been even worse than last season, striking out once every three at-bats, getting on base less than 30 percent of the time and slugging below .400. A disaster in every manner possible.
2B: Jeff Kent, Los Angeles Dodgers, $9 million – The first of many Dodgers on this list. Certainly not the most illustrious, though.
SS: Derek Jeter, New York Yankees, $21.6 million – He’s on pace for the worst year of his career by a long shot offensively, his defense is subpar even by his standards and he’s the third-highest-paid player in baseball. No amount of leadership can make that worth more than $20 million.
3B: Nomar Garciaparra, Los Angeles Dodgers, $9.52 million – Nope, he doesn’t take the cake, either, even though he’s had only 31 at-bats this season and more setbacks in rehab than Lindsay Lohan.
OF: Andruw Jones, Los Angeles Dodgers, $18.1 million – That honor goes to Jones, who came into camp looking like he’d spent his offseason interning in a Hostess factory and ended up on the disabled list, which protested because it was worried that it might break if he sat on it. Jones wouldn’t be the first to land on the All-Overpaid and All-Overweight teams simultaneously.
OF: The entire Los Angeles Angels outfield rotation, $54 million – For that much money, you figure Garret Anderson ($12.6 million), Gary Matthews Jr. ($9.4 million), Torii Hunter ($16.5 million) and Vladimir Guerrero ($15.5 million) can do better than the following rankings in left-field, center-field and right-field OPS; 23rd, 12th and 26th.
OF: Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle, $17.1 million – Much like Jeter, Suzuki lands here because his persona made it such that his team overpaid to keep him. Mariners manager John McLaren hopes a move to right field will invigorate Suzuki, whose average is still below .300 and can’t even eclipse a .400 slugging percentage.
DH: Gary Sheffield, Detroit, $13.3 million – Another close escape for the $23.4 million man, Jason Giambi. Instead we’re here to celebrate Sheffield’s fragility and another senseless Detroit contract for players nearing the ends of their career. Sheffield’s power is gone, and he didn’t have much else anyway.
SP: Carl Pavano, New York Yankees, $11 million – King of Bad Contracts, we crown thee.
SP: Barry Zito, San Francisco, $14.5 million – Zito is the prince, and his reign isn’t far off. He could lose 20 games. Batters are hitting .320 off him. He hasn’t struck out as many as he has walked. Five years, $101.5 million left on his deal? Heaven help the Giants.
SP: Jason Schmidt, Los Angeles Dodgers, $15.2 million – While the Dodgers’ deals aren’t as damaging long-term as others because the contracts are for shorter length, it only makes the egregious misses stand out more. Soreness crept back into Schmidt’s shoulder during his latest comeback attempt, and it stands to reason we’re not going to see him again this year – or, perhaps, period.
SP: Matt Morris, Pittsburgh, $10.03 million – What a retirement present.
SP: Mike Hampton, Atlanta, $15.98 million – This is the farewell to Hampton, whose eight-year, $121 million contract expires after this season (with the requisite $6 million buyout). In his honor, we present a poem:
Hamstring, elbow, Tommy John
Disabled list you’re always on
Mr. Hampton, you’re the best
Working on three years’ rest
RP: Eric Gagne, Milwaukee, $10 million – Ineffective first and injured now, Gagne is among the great casualties of steroid testing. No longer is he an intimidating figure with a terrifying fastball and changeup. No, with glasses and unkempt hair, he actually looks more like a geek.
RP: Danys Baez, Baltimore, $6.17 million – Of all the Orioles’ ill-fated relief signings two years ago – sorry, Jamie Walker and Chad Bradford are not worth multi-year deals, either – Baez stands out. He won’t pitch an inning this season.
RP: Derrick Turnbow, Milwaukee, $3.37 million – The Brewers should have just designated him for assignment before the season. Instead, they got 25 baserunners in 6 1/3 innings before they sent him to Triple-A, where he’s now trying to become a starter. He has walked 30 in 11 1/3 innings.
RP: Mark Prior, San Diego, $1 million – And to think, other teams wanted to offer him more. Seeing as this exceeds the minimum Prior was eligible to receive by about half a million dollars, it doesn’t make him overpaid, per se. At this point, though, signing Prior is like throwing away money, which is one of the sad stories of this era.
06-20-2008, 07:25 AM
I understand why Sheff is on there but Pudge? Come on man, he is still batting .271 this season so far and he throws more base runners out then anyone behind the plate.
06-20-2008, 05:02 PM
-Jeter voted most overrated player by his peers in Sports Illustrated poll:
When you think about Derek Jeter's career in pinstripes, four-time World Series champion, World Series MVP, eight-time All-Star and captain are all labels that may come to mind immediately. But when several players in the majors thought about Jeter, they slapped him with another tag: Overrated.
In a Sports Illustrated survey of 495 Major League Baseball players in its June 23 issue, Jeter was voted the most overrated with 10% of the vote. Struggling Giants lefthander Barry Zito was second at 9%, while Alex Rodriguez and Red Sox outfielder J.D. Drew were tied for third with 7%. Mets third baseman David Wright and Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis tied for fourth at 4%.
Being named the most overrated player in baseball by some of his peers didn't stop Jeter from going 2-for-3 Thursday and scoring the decisive run in the Yankees' 2-1 win over the Padres, completing a three-game sweep and extending the Bombers' winning streak to seven.
When the Daily News informed Jeter of the survey results, he shunned it altogether.
"I don't want to hear about it," Jeter told The News. "I don't want to hear about it, I don't want to talk about it. All negative stuff I don't want to talk about.''
06-22-2008, 06:26 PM
g-g-g-g-get that dirt off ya shoulda
Originally Posted by check two
06-22-2008, 08:31 PM