Now tied for third best batting average in the AL!

Still going, huh? The season, I mean.

Yep. It would seem that way. And for Alex Rios, it’s been going pretty terrifically well, thank you very much– not that I, or anyone else around here, gives a fuck. You finally got your wish, Alex!

Um… yeah. That’s all I got.

Scuttlebutt

Couple things from Shi Davidi: in one tweet he tells us that Brandon Morrow will be making two more rehab starts at New Hampshire, because… why would they rush him at this point?  In another he says that the team reports Brett Lawrie is improving, and that he’ll look to get into some rehab games at Dunedin later in the week.

Gregor Chisholm tweets that Jose Bautista resumed swinging the bat today, but noted that there’s still no timetable for his return.

Lastly, for your between-inning viewing pleasure, here’s today’s episode of Getting Blanked…

TV: Sportsnet

And now the lineups, by way of the live box score at theScore.com. And for those of you who’ll be out and about, be sure to follow all the action on your phone or tablet with Score Mobile

Toronto Blue Jays

R. Davis LF
K. Johnson 2B
E. Encarnacion DH
D. Cooper 1B
Y. Escobar SS
M. Sierra RF
O. Vizquel 3B
J. Mathis C
A. Gose CF

C. Villanueva RHP

Chicago White Sox

A. De Aza CF
K. Youkilis 3B
A. Dunn 1B
A. Rios RF
A. Pierzynski DH
A. Ramirez SS
D. Viciedo LF
T. Flowers C
G. Beckham 2B

J. Peavy RHP

 

Image via Andy Lyos/Getty.

Comments (187)

  1. Ya. I liked Alex Rios. Sorry everyone.

  2. (Also, that’s not the White Sox record.)

  3. yay the jays on regular tv and then have to see that ugly wiggling fuck youk.might have to watch something else.

    • Youk looks like a spastic fucktard. Least favourite player of all time. Just seems like a total fucking douche in addition. Spastic fucktard.

  4. Wait, so why does Rios get booed again?

  5. “A winning catcher.”

  6. Nice Yescobar. Nice.

  7. i miss the oblivious gazelle.

  8. Someone needs to get David Cooper a moped for going around the bases.

  9. Jeez, Cooper is a slow fuck. Jus sayin.

  10. and zaun says toronto is the most expensive city to live in north america. well either zaun is a fucktard which is plausible or the indexes for cities are full of shit. yes t.o. condos are small and overpriced but there are outside spots from the core and what about new york?really. i will take the zaun is a fucktard with no teeth

  11. Why is Vizquel still on this team? Is he not below replacement level at this point?

  12. At the game tonight

    Carlos is mowing down the sox.

    • I’m worried that oakville isn’t going to get full value out of his Flex pack.

      • I did get great value tonight with Sierra first HR. a gem pitching performance by Carlos V, Very goodbullpen pitching tonight.

        Delabar is an interesting guy to watch. I saw the radar gun at 95 mph. 4 K’s in 1 inning.

        Some timely hitting by Cooper…

        The team deserved a win like that tonight.

        It’s game like tonight that remind me why Iam a baseball fan & will renew my Flexpack.

        There was a few white sox fans around us. Somewhat annoying but generaly more polite than red sox fans.

        There was a Youklis fan who kept shouting Yooook throughout th game.
        Also a few rows of French quebecois.

  13. So Cooper is on a 20 HR pace right now.

    Small sample size of course, but 20 HR and an average around .290 is not half bad.

    He’s slow as anything, but if he can keep his average up around .300 and pop 15 to 20 HRs, why wouldn’t we give him a longer look?

    Hell, Olerud played 1b for years on average alone and we loved him.

    Never been a Cooper fan, but why wouldn’t it be worth a shot at this point?

  14. Sadly there’s been lots of talk regarding the 2013 season already. All the delicious talk of AA getting a chance to spend more of Rogers millions got me to thinking just how much additional cash AA would be able to pry out of dead Ted’s cold lifeless hands. Obviously being very bored I figured I’d have a look.

    Looking at the roster for 2013 and making some assumptions for the 2 arbitration eligible players in Rasmus and Happ the Jays payroll for 20 spots is already at $72.8 million. Players with little service time like Lawrie I’ve given slight raises to 500k which should be close the minimum next year. The 20 spots on the roster include d’Arnaud as backup catcher and Hechavarria at 2nd. That leaves 5 roster spots – 2 starters, 1 left fielder and 2 bench players. One bench player would be your utility infielder. The other would possibly be a 5th outfielder or right handed platoon mate for Lind at DH.

    The 20 rosters spots would be

    Outfield: Bautista, Rasmus, ????? (3)
    Infield: EE, Hechavarria, Esocbar, Lawrie, JPA (5)
    DH: Lind (1)
    SP: Morrow, ?????, Romero, ?????, Alvarez (5)
    RP: Janssen, Santos, Lincoln, Oliver, Loup, Delabar, Happ (7)
    Bench: Davis, d’Arnaud, ?????. ????? (4)

    The $72.8 million does not include money for guys like McGowan or other injured players. As you can see you’re already approaching 2012′s payroll levels with 5 spots still to fill.

    In 2012 the Jays spent roughly $95.43 million on MLB payroll ($83.7), amateur ($8.8) and international spending ($2.9). Going forward the Jays will get roughly $6.0 million to spend in the 2013 amateur draft plus another $3.0 million in international spending. Assuming they max out their draft pick money again that puts them at $81.8 million with 5 roster spots to fill.

    Now for the real question. Just how much is Rogers going to increase the payroll by in 2013? In a previous post I figured they could fill 2 of the starter spots (1 via trade, 1 free agent) and one in the outfield for roughly $30 million. That would leave just the 2 bench players. One could be someone like Sierra and the other would likely come from outside the organization to be your utility guy. Call that another $2-3 million in total if the utility guy is actually someone half decent.

    In total you’d be looking at $105 million of MLB payroll and $114 million of total player spending before accounting for injured players of which there is a few in McGowan, Litsch, Drabek, Hutchison and Perez. I estimate these guys would be owed roughly $5 million in total.

    The $110 million figure would put the Jays in roughly 10th spot for 2012 payroll totals but possibly lower for 2013 totals. You would have to go back to 2001 to find the Jays up that high again.

    Of course there’s no guarantee that the Jays will spend nearly that much in 2013. That would be a record amount when you factor in all player spending though I’m not sure if you adjusted amounts for inflation if that would remain the case. One last thing you should remember is that under the CBA certain teams no longer qualify for revenue sharing. According to Jayson Stark at ESPN the Jays were beneficiaries of revenue sharing to the tune of roughly $35 million as late as 2009. If that is in fact true, then under the new CBA they already lost $9 million of that in 2012 and are supposed to lose another $9 million for a total of $18 million this year. For those that no longer qualified for revenue sharing the amount was to be phased out by 25% per year. The next question is does the massive gains in TV ratings and YTD gain of 26.3% in gate attendance overcome the lost revenue sharing money? Or does it matter? Many believe (MLB for one) that Rogers makes much more money off the Jays than advertised. Is there enough revenue already in place that an increase in expenses along with a loss of some existing revenues won’t make a difference to Rogers management? I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

    https://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=tlGuOwsSqqOBS4H6hAg-Q_Q&output=html
    http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/page/rumblings120113/why-yankees-red-sox-spending-big
    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/columns/story?columnist=stark_jayson&page=rumblings091119
    http://remarque.org/~grabiner/laborfaq.html

  15. fucking stupid baserunning again

  16. Is it wrong that that hilarity just made my night? I mean, at least we got a run out of it.

  17. priceless. KJ looked like an old man by the end of that

  18. Tried to post this once already but the links I included for reference and to show where I got the numbers from were too many so the post was awaiting moderation which usually means it doesn’t get shown. If it does sorry for the double post. I can try and post the links if anyone actually cares.

    Sadly there’s been lots of talk regarding the 2013 season already. All the delicious talk of AA getting a chance to spend more of Rogers millions got me to thinking just how much additional cash AA would be able to pry out of dead Ted’s cold lifeless hands. Obviously being very bored I figured I’d have a look.

    Looking at the roster for 2013 and making some assumptions for the 2 arbitration eligible players in Rasmus and Happ the Jays payroll for 20 spots is already at $72.8 million. Players with little service time like Lawrie I’ve given slight raises to 500k which should be close the minimum next year. The 20 spots on the roster include d’Arnaud as backup catcher and Hechavarria at 2nd. That leaves 5 roster spots – 2 starters, 1 left fielder and 2 bench players. One bench player would be your utility infielder. The other would possibly be a 5th outfielder or right handed platoon mate for Lind at DH.

    The 20 rosters spots would be

    Outfield: Bautista, Rasmus, ????? (3)
    Infield: EE, Hechavarria, Esocbar, Lawrie, JPA (5)
    DH: Lind (1)
    SP: Morrow, ?????, Romero, ?????, Alvarez (5)
    RP: Janssen, Santos, Lincoln, Oliver, Loup, Delabar, Happ (7)
    Bench: Davis, d’Arnaud, ?????. ????? (4)

    The $72.8 million does not include money for guys like McGowan or other injured players. As you can see you’re already approaching 2012′s payroll levels with 5 spots still to fill.

    In 2012 the Jays spent roughly $95.43 million on MLB payroll ($83.7), amateur ($8.8) and international spending ($2.9). Going forward the Jays will get roughly $6.0 million to spend in the 2013 amateur draft plus another $3.0 million in international spending. Assuming they max out their draft pick money again that puts them at $81.8 million with 5 roster spots to fill.

    Now for the real question. Just how much is Rogers going to increase the payroll by in 2013? In a previous post I figured they could fill 2 of the starter spots (1 via trade, 1 free agent) and one in the outfield for roughly $30 million. That would leave just the 2 bench players. One could be someone like Sierra and the other would likely come from outside the organization to be your utility guy. Call that another $2-3 million in total if the utility guy is actually someone half decent.

    In total you’d be looking at $105 million of MLB payroll and $114 million of total player spending before accounting for injured players of which there is a few in McGowan, Litsch, Drabek, Hutchison and Perez. I estimate these guys would be owed roughly $5 million in total.

    The $110 million figure would put the Jays in roughly 10th spot for 2012 payroll totals but possibly lower for 2013 totals. You would have to go back to 2001 to find the Jays up that high again.

    Of course there’s no guarantee that the Jays will spend nearly that much in 2013. That would be a record amount when you factor in all player spending though I’m not sure if you adjusted amounts for inflation if that would remain the case. One last thing you should remember is that under the CBA certain teams no longer qualify for revenue sharing. According to Jayson Stark at ESPN the Jays were beneficiaries of revenue sharing to the tune of roughly $35 million as late as 2009. If that is in fact true, then under the new CBA they already lost $9 million of that in 2012 and are supposed to lose another $9 million for a total of $18 million this year. For those that no longer qualified for revenue sharing the amount was to be phased out by 25% per year. The next question is does the massive gains in TV ratings and YTD gain of 26.3% in gate attendance overcome the lost revenue sharing money? Or does it matter? Many believe (MLB for one) that Rogers makes much more money off the Jays than advertised. Is there enough revenue already in place that an increase in expenses along with a loss of some existing revenues won’t make a difference to Rogers management? I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

    • Honestly, I think Alvarez being in the bigs is a waste of time. He needs time in the minors to develop another pitch, to learn it’s ok to throw a ball in an 0-2 count, and to develop his change a little more (it looks MLB average most of the time in my eyes).

      Morrow, ????, Romero, Villanueva, ???? is what I see, personally.

      • Actually, I’d use Villanueva as the 5th starter.

        • Personally I have no problem with that. You’d just have to increase payroll by another $4 or $5 million to cover the difference in their salaries. I am just ball parking rosters at this point. Same can be said of getting a free agent to play 2nd and have Hechavarria be your utility guy or a veteran to back up JPA and leave d’Arnaud in the minors for another year. Lots of scenarios that’s for sure.

          • For sure. I’d look at a line-up/batting order like:

            LF: Sierra/FA (7)
            CF: Rasmus (2)
            RF: Bautista (4)
            3B: Lawrie (1)
            SS: Escobar/Hechavarria (Escobar 6)
            2B: Escobar/Hechavarria (Hech 9)
            1B: Encarnacion (3)
            C: Arencibia/d’Arnaud (8)
            DH: ???? (5)

            Bench: d’Árnaud/Arencibia, Davis, McCoy/FA, Lind/FA

            Your bullpen looks solid.

    • Nice breakdown manimal.

    • Very interesting post. I didn’t realize the gate receipts of around 40 million in 2010 was almost equal to revenue sharing from mlb

      I think the team revenue was above 100 million.

  19. I’m back from my weekend in Pittsburgh, which didn’t end very well. I went to the park early, so I could go to the merchandise store and buy my Travis jersey. But the young woman working there pretended she didn’t know what I was talking about and said she’d never even heard of Travis. I tried to explain to her that Travis is the star of the Pirates but she kept trying to sell me a jersey for someone named McCutchen.

    Anyway, by the time I took up my position in the right field seats, and unrolled my Travis poster, the Pirates were already in the field. But the fellow playing right wasn’t Travis. At first I was worried Travis may be injured. I asked the gentleman beside me if he knew whether Travis was injured but he said “”Who’s Travis?”. I was astounded by this question and assumed he must not know much about baseball, so I stood up and showed him my life size Travis poster. “Our young stallion!” I replied and it was about then that some lout sitting behind me started yelling “Sit down, asshole!”. It was as I turned around to see who shouted when the beer cup hit me. And soaked my Travis poster! I looked around to look for the hooligan, but people were shouting things like “Sit down fuckface!”. My poster of Travis was soaking wet, and I was still worried that he may be hurt so I turned toward the dugout and began yelling “Travis, are you hurt Travis? Have you been injured?” Travis obviously was unable to hear me as he didn’t come to the steps of the dugout as I’d hoped and instead this security guard, a large hostile coloured fellow, grabbed me by the arm and began pulling me toward the aisle. Another of these ruffian fans grabbed my Travis poster as I went by and began ripping it up.

    I tried to explain to the security guard that I was worried about Travis, but he didn’t seem to care about me or about Travis, and tossed me out the door of the stadium! You can bet I’ll be writing to the Pittsburgh Pirates about my rude treatment, and also about them not playing Travis. Future Hall of Famers should not be sitting on the bench while these lesser-lights play in their place. I’m also writing to Travis, to tell him that I didn’t leave the park voluntarily and that I would never do that to him. He’ll be outraged when he hears of my treatment and will probably want to become pen pals with me.

    • lol!!

      I also wrote to Paul Beeston asking that Travis name be put on the wall of excellence in lf next to george bell.

      • That’s a wonderful idea obout the Wall of Excellence. It would be good if Stoeten had a separate thread where we could all share our feelings about Travis, and each of us say how Travis has changed our lives and touched our hearts. Perhaps a special photo gallery too. I have many, many pictures of Travis which I would share?

  20. Nice Gose.

  21. Buck & Ashby > Buck & Tabby

    Buck seems less senile when his partner isn’t spewing gibberish.

  22. Horseshit call on the interferance

  23. That was a bullshit umpshow call on Rajai – the possible irony of the situation is if he was called out because he “froze” with his bat is that I think he tried to just hold his pose to AVOID interfering with Flowers – at least that was my interpretation of what I saw

  24. I’m a catch, on stolen base attempts you often make contact with the batter, usually an arm on the follow through, but I even once put a ball right off of the helmet of the batter. There was no intent by Rajai to interfere. Horseshit call

  25. Big K right there.

  26. Fuck me, we gotta re-sign Villanueva. He’s saved our ass this year

  27. Why do they still do the wave??

    • I think the Wave is making a general comeback – seen it at Yankee Stadium, Fenway, Citizens Bank, AT&T on the odd occasion

    • Because it’s awesome for the 2 types of demographics that fill the SkyDome: Kids and drunks.

  28. If I’m Carlos V, and we live in a world in which the likes of Frasor, Oliver, Coco, F-Francisco, and Rauch command an annual comp of $3-4m, then with all due respect my bullpen days are over, and the bidding this winter starts at 3 years at $7m per.

    Any takers?

    • I get the feeling many here feel he’ll simply automatically re-sign with us for whatever we feel is fair. The ‘free’ part of free agent hasn’t sunk in yet.

    • He just might be a younger, healthier version of Marcum who was one of the pitchers Stoeten mentioned in his other post. Both don’t throw all that hard yet still manage to generate plenty of strikeouts. We know Villanueva can pitch in the East just as Marcum showed, so why not try and resign him? The fact that he’s coming from mostly relief might get you a bit of a discount. He’ll only be 29 next year. He knows the city and the team so that’s another bonus in our favour that should help overcome the usual free agent concerns with coming to Toronto.

      • I’m all for it. I love his stuff and his makeup, and I’d hope for a home team discount if it comes to that. Toronto would hopefully be a plus in his mind, not a negative.

        • You would have to believe that would be the case if everything you read about how well the players are actually treated here is true. Being exposed to that environment and the relationships he’s made the last couple of years should certainly help. Quite frankly with the pitching situation being what it is if I am AA I am forgetting my rule about not trying to negotiate during the season.

        • CV is a pretty good pitcher. Definitely one of the top five on the jays staff. I would have no problem with him being 5th starter next year although I am a bit concerned about his durability. He actually is quite similiar to marcum stuff wise and in terms of durability concerns. Its like the jays got a cheaper marcum along with lawrie.

  29. atta boy Moiiiiises

  30. Moises! Man is killing in bigs. Looks like a better hitter in bigs than in PCL

  31. 4th Commandment – Thou Shalt not miss Stinkers

  32. Well at least Gose is making contact now, either with his bat or his body

  33. Has Lyon got a year left? Or is he UFA at the end of this year?

  34. so possibly next year our batting lineup will include Bautista, Encarnacion, Escobar, Sierra and Hechavarria, our starting pitching Romero, Villanueva and Alvarez, and Santos will be our closer with Perez getting the hold. Ay! Yay! Yay! Que alinamiento tan latino!

  35. Fuckin Ashby cursed him.

  36. oh that truly blows

  37. oopps

  38. We have room service for Mr. Dunn.

  39. Beauty toss.

  40. Thank you very much!

  41. Shall we walk these (Kenny Williams bad faith, preinjured player trading assholes) off?

  42. Janssen was due, I guess.

  43. A nasty pitch wasted.

  44. Wonder if AA has looked into getting RHP Yovani Gallardo from the Brewers. Looking at the depth charts for controllable #1 or #2 starters he’s one of the few that you might be able to pry away from a team that is kind of in limbo. He’ll be 27 in 2013. He is under control until the end of 2015 during which he will be paid at a fairly reasonable price. In 2013 he’ll make $7.75 million, in 2014 $11.25 million and in 2015 which is a team option year, he’ll make $13 million.

    While I won’t go so far as to consider him an ace he’d certainly be a great #2 to slot behind Morrow. I’d even be willing to part with someone like Syndergaard for him.

  45. Fuck, Mathis, should’ve blocked both of those. Get it together.

  46. Delbar does seem to have a good splitter.. Why do we hate him again?

  47. Just your typical 4 strikeout inning.

  48. 4 outs in an inning–and it looked like they were making Mathis catch with 1 arm tied behind his back.

  49. 4k inning from Delabar! Pretty nice. He’s definitely going to be fun to watch with the all or nothing stuff he brings lol.

  50. I’d love if Dunn and Pyrzinski got drunk tonight and tried to do the Edgewalk without a harness.

  51. Troy Tulowitski doesn’t even like baseball. That’s why I drafted Ricky Romero instead. Troy called me last night and told me he doesn’t like baseball or euchre.

  52. If there’s one thing about Gose that’s sort of impressed me it’s plate discipline.

    Now steal.

  53. Yes, time to steal

  54. Bullshit. Gose was safe.

  55. He was safe. Umps are on their knees blowing the game.

  56. How can an ump that fucking close to the play miss it so badly?

  57. Eric who?

  58. Dont know who the batting coach was back when Rios was here but someone at Chicago has evidently told him to stop with the uppercut swing. Who would’ve known?

  59. Delabar > Thames

  60. Travis pinch hit! He struck a fly ball to the left fielder for an out, but the important thing is that he hasn’t been hurt. We can all breathe easier now.

  61. I just got home and tuned in. What a treat to see that not only can Delebar be dominant but Tabby is also elsewhere.

  62. Don’t steal, they’ll walk EE

  63. That Sucking Lemons commercial can fuck off anytime.
    What in the fuck do these commercial guys think?
    Jeez some of this inane shit pisses me off.

  64. You beauty, Eddie.

  65. Casey Janssen with a funny footnote to Rajai’s Catch yesterday: “yeah I was watching it and doing everything I could, pulling the fence back and then saw a glove come over the top”

    haha, pulling the fence back. I remember seeing Janssen from that camera angle along the fenceline and it looked like he was stretching – so that is a little trick they try down there. Good job Casey.

  66. Come on Cooper scooper

  67. The Chinless One delivers big time!!!

  68. Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhooooooooooooooooooo

  69. Good. Suck on that, Hawk Harrelson, Joe Cowley, etc.

  70. COOPAH!

  71. Another line drive!

  72. Fucking Pooper Scooper! Good job!

  73. Yeah! The Chinless Wonder strikes again!

  74. Man, I feel like we haven’t had a walk-off in FOREVER.

  75. Faster than a three-legged turtle, able to leap the chalk line, hits speeding bullets for line drives, its Super Cooper

  76. Travis stayed in the game after he pinch hit. Let’s all stay in the thread and follow Travis in the Pirates game! That’ll be great!

  77. ughhh only Roger Millions could make me want Sam Cosentino back

  78. Who in hell is Roger Millions?
    Wonder what happened to Ambrogio?

    • pretty sure Ambrogio is gone with a TJ injury – has to extend his arm soooo far with microphone, the elbow was eventually going to pop, (plus with August vacations and post-Olympic breaks for some on-air types I am guessing they are just spreading around the work – Millions has covered series when the Jays go into Minnesota I think (just like the Vancouver guys like ?Murphy? cover Seattle and some West Coast series))

      • Funny, I haven’t seen Ambrogio since his tweet about Romero’s gonna be next for surgery.
        Coincidence?

        • oh, he’s been on since then, and even an interview with Romero as I remember – but definitely seems like “less” time than before, but maybe that is just part of the rotation

    • “see we are totally putting more MILLIONS into the team”
      – Cheap Fuck Rogers

  79. Lind could certainly take interview lessons from Cooper if nothing else.

  80. David Cooper, professional hitter.

  81. Oh, the game is over and Travis just had the one at bat. But what a fine at bat it was for our hunk of manliness! He struck the ball to the leftfielder and it was just misfortunate that his struck ball was captured by the fielder.

  82. ladies and gentlemen the great Roger Millions:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DikFNHqytVg&feature=related

    • I could work on getting to like him, possibly.

    • Jesus, wikipedia is trying to tell me Roger Millions has a M.S. in physics from Caltech.

    • Having listed to Roger Millions call Saskatoon Blades games in my youth and then having the occasional misfortune to see him on TV as the Flames guy, I can see he is one of the worst commentators in professional sports. He’s TV’s equivalent of Steve Simmons.

  83. Great game, two in a row. Holy shit was Delabar dealing. When’s the last time we had someone in the ‘pen that could pull that off. Maybe Santos I guess, otherwise Francisco for the half season he didn’t suck? Before that?? It just feels good to see a little example of the high ceiling talent AA likes to try and collect.

    Nice to see Sierra continue to hit and finally take a walk. Cooper’s looking solid. If he can get his BB% up closer to what it is in AAA, I’m fine with him at first base next year, PROVIDED that’s due to laying down cash for a couple starters by FA or trade.

  84. Nice, too bad Jansen got hit for a HR, but watching the 6ks from Delabar made up for that. And Cooper, the Enigma, I think he could hit, but man he can’t run.

  85. Ok anyone know if fangraphs has stats on “clutch” hitting? Cooper has got to be one of the better batters in that regard.

    • Cooper hits .375/.444/.750 in “high leverage situations” according to FG.

      Although, that counts for… 9 plate appearances.

  86. I have really enjoyed watching David Cooper and Moises Sierra go to work at their craft. In the back of my mind though, from the organization’s perspective, they are Randy Ruiz II & III. Maybe it will help that they’re quite a bit younger than Randy was when he made his brief splash.

  87. lol@Farrell for slapping Rajai out of the way twice during that interference call in the fifth…sorry just catching up on the pvr.

  88. Fuck Alex Rios.

    May he kiss Andy Stoshits ass till both motherfuckers come Blue Jay white and blue.

  89. I see with the Yankee fans gone, attendance is back down to 16,000. Tampa levels.

    • Jays are still up 5000 tickets per game, have fun trolling. highest attendance has been since 2008.

    • Monday night. Roof closed. Storm brewing. White Sox. Out of contention. Fuck the Stankees… and you.

  90. So here’s a question: which teams are at the end of a contention cycle and could possibly be looking to dump players in order to reload/rebuild?

    All I can see is:
    Philadelphia (still questionable, though they did dump a lot)
    Miami (already been dumping)
    Milwaukee (they pythag a lot better than they are, so perhaps they’re not ready to throw in the towel, but I’m not sure how they expect to contend soon after losing Fielder and Greinke in less than a year; then again other than their starters who on that team does anyone want? Do you want to take on Braun’s contract, especially after the PED episode?)
    Colorado/Minnesota?????

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