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Sonny Gray who has been arguably the best pitcher in the NL gets knocked out in the first giving up 6ERs - cards have been hitting the ball since last Saturday
 

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@CavsSimmy Manny Ramirez signs with the Sydney Blue Sox.
I'm not even going to lie to you.. I had no idea we even had a "professional" baseball league in Australia!

The eight-team Australian Baseball League plays a 24-game season in December and January each year. It is an alternative to winter leagues in the Caribbean and features local players, minor leaguers affiliated with MLB teams, and players from Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan.
Might have to get around it!
 

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I'm not even going to lie to you.. I had no idea we even had a "professional" baseball league in Australia!



Might have to get around it!
I'd road trip for a chance to see Manny again, though not quite THAT much of a road trip. A fascinating player, he was truly deserving of the term "Idiot Savant". At the plate, pure fearsome genius. Kind of a clown in every other aspect... of life.
(I certainly hope he plays the outfield.)
 

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I'd road trip for a chance to see Manny again, though not quite THAT much of a road trip. A fascinating player, he was truly deserving of the term "Idiot Savant". At the plate, pure fearsome genius. Kind of a clown in every other aspect... of life.
(I certainly hope he plays the outfield.)
I still can't believe Bob Hamelin won Rookie of the Year over Manny.

What a joke.

Bigger even than Mo Vaughn over Albert Belle for MVP.
 

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I'd road trip for a chance to see Manny again, though not quite THAT much of a road trip. A fascinating player, he was truly deserving of the term "Idiot Savant". At the plate, pure fearsome genius. Kind of a clown in every other aspect... of life.
(I certainly hope he plays the outfield.)
Road trip down under would be worth the flight, but plan on staying as long as they will allow. A month might do it.. spend one week in New Zealand, visit New Guinea once, and spend a week in Perth on the beach.. You might never come back...
 

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I hope he sticks around a bit down under. I'd be willing to make that my summer vacation next year.
 

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I still can't believe Bob Hamelin won Rookie of the Year over Manny.

What a joke.

Bigger even than Mo Vaughn over Albert Belle for MVP.
At least Hamelin out statted Manny....Kenny Lofton had a 50% WAR advantage on Pat Listach
 

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I hope he sticks around a bit down under. I'd be willing to make that my summer vacation next year.
Manny is all about the vegemite!
 

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MLB Trade Rumors had a retrospective on the Padres multiple dealings this deadline.. The following was offered w/r to the Indians portion of the trade..


I responded:

Cantillo is exactly the kind of prospect that can and does become the kind of pitcher the Indians covet.. and appears to be about the same situation as when, at the trading deadline in 2010, the Indians looked at their starting staff and decided.. we need to bring in a younger guy that we can have ready in a year or two.. So, the Indians, with an aging Jake Westbrook, sent him, some cash (to cover a trade bonus of some kind) to St Louis who sent another guy (don’t recall who) and Ryan Ludwick to the Padres..who sent Corey Kluber to the Indians.. The most common reaction by cleveland fans to the trade was

“Corey who?”

Corey made it to the MLs the following year (2011) for three starts.. Corey did a little better thing the following year (2012) by getting into a bit over ten starts..The only consistency was.. Kluber’s FIP surpassed his ERA.. Whoopty doo.. It was after being in the Indians system for two plus years.. that he had a coming out party..at his age 26/27 season… and that starts the rest of the story..

Cantillo is just like Corey.. not quite good enough to be considered a ML pitcher.. has some native ability to spin a ball.. has above average feel for finding and keeping whatever he’s throwing in the part of the strike zone (or just out of it) that he wants.. In short.. he’s a Cleveland kind of guy.. Cantillo may not find his way to the north coast until his age 24 year.. but, if he remains healthy.. works at his craft.. and learns from the Cleveland coaching staff.. watch out…

W/R to Quantrill?.. he’s just a flat out beast that will now be taught how to REALLY pitch.. He wouldn’t get that in San Diego..

Thoughts?..
 

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Pretty meh Padres debut for Clevinger.

Six innings, seven hits, one walk, two strikeouts, two earned runs.
 

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Pretty meh Padres debut for Clevinger.

Six innings, seven hits, one walk, two strikeouts, two earned runs.
And no support. He should feel right at home.

His start probably wasn't as good as it looks. Three Angels were thrown out running the bases.
 

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And no support. He should feel right at home.

His start probably wasn't as good as it looks. Three Angels were thrown out running the bases.
that should make him feel at home too - tho he used to be sitting in the dugout watching --- btw, one of then guys who replaced him looked like a mirror image of Clev
 

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