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Old 02-24-2014, 05:31 PM   #1
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The MLB Thread

aka Jeter's Farewell Tour

aka The Year A-Rod Shut The Hell Up & Finally Took What He Had Coming


Figured we could get this started about now. Just under a month until the (pointless?) official season opener with the Diamondbacks & Dodgers on the other side of the planet.

we make baseball history this year, a home plate collision rule officially being implemented in the book, though with one significant exception.

http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/10...ns-1-exception


and by the end of it we'll see if Mike Trout winds up signing a 5, 6, or even maybe 10 year (or more?) contract with the Angels, the latter of which will possibly become the largest deal in league history (yet still way, waaaaay less horrible than Ryan Howard's albatross).
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  • Old 02-24-2014, 05:44 PM   #2
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    Re: The 2014 Major League Baseball Season

    If I was Trout I wouldnt sign for more than 5 years. That makes him a FA again at 26, which is toward the beginning end of baseball's prime.
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    Old 02-24-2014, 06:15 PM   #3
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    Re: The 2014 Major League Baseball Season

    yea from what I read earlier today, the Trout rumor is 6 years/$150M. I don't know why any player would want to sign a double digit years contract when that young.
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    Old 02-24-2014, 06:16 PM   #4
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    Re: The 2014 Major League Baseball Season

    Dodgers in 6.
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    Old 02-24-2014, 06:25 PM   #5
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    Re: The 2014 Major League Baseball Season

    Shouldnt this thread be titled Bud Selig's 2014 Major League Baseball Season?
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    Old 02-24-2014, 07:08 PM   #6
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    Re: The 2014 Major League Baseball Season

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    Shouldnt this thread be titled Bud Selig's 2014 Major League Baseball Season?
    oh god right, even if the Phillies miraculously got into the playoffs, the best news about this year would still be Selig's retirement
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    Old 02-24-2014, 07:09 PM   #7
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    Re: The 2014 Major League Baseball Season

    Bud Selig Presents: The 2014 MLB Season, or How I Learned to Intervene From Roger Goodell
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    Old 02-25-2014, 07:47 AM   #9
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    Re: The 2014 Major League Baseball Season

    Really getting that itch this time of year for baseball to fire up. Sick of the winter and snow, sick of seeing my Knicks suck the big one, sick of all the Red Sox fans rubbing last year in my face. I'm excited for the Yankees this year as I think for the first time in a while, things legitimately could go either way for them. This new lineup is unproven together, which makes the games much more compelling in my eyes. If things work out, I can see them making the ALCS.

    Dodgers should be a serious threat out West. Love Kershaw, that contract is huge but I think it's one of the few examples where such a contract is deserved. They've become my NL team since Donny Baseball took the reigns there, I think they were right to give him an extension.
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    Old 02-25-2014, 09:22 AM   #10
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    yankees!!!!
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    Old 02-25-2014, 10:17 AM   #11
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    Re: The 2014 Major League Baseball Season

    I know the Twins aren't gonna tear it up this year Probably battle the Sux for last. But still excited as hell, one just cause it's baseball, and two to see how some of the signings and prospects play out.
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    Old 02-25-2014, 11:51 AM   #12
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    I know the Twins aren't gonna tear it up this year Probably battle the Sux for last. But still excited as hell, one just cause it's baseball, and two to see how some of the signings and prospects play out.
    Buxton should be really fun to watch. any word on where he starts the season?
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    Braves in 2014. Here's to hoping BJ gets his swing back and Uggla gets hit by a meteor.
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    Re: The 2014 Major League Baseball Season

    pirates completely botched this offseason, see yinz again for the playoffs in 2034
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    Reds are entering the season seriously underrated.
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    gNats!!!!1!
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    Re: The 2014 Major League Baseball Season

    Cubs might actually see some prospects this year at some point. So that's interesting I guess.
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    Re: The 2014 Major League Baseball Season

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    Braves in 2014. Here's to hoping BJ gets his swing back and Uggla gets hit by a meteor.

    He seems to want to edge in on the market of hitting the most HRs while maintaining the lowest batting average that the likes of Adam Dunn and Mark Reynolds have cornered so long.
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    Old 02-25-2014, 02:35 PM   #19
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    Old 02-25-2014, 04:39 PM   #20
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    He seems to want to edge in on the market of hitting the most HRs while maintaining the lowest batting average that the likes of Adam Dunn and Mark Reynolds have cornered so long.
    You meant to say Carlos Pena.
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    Re: The 2014 Major League Baseball Season

    Declare MLB Opening Day a national holiday. It's def debatable, but as a baseball fan I'm on board

    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/pet...liday/3XNmgfBb
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    Old 02-25-2014, 08:47 PM   #22
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    Unfortunately it'll never happen because if Kickoff Sunday isn't declared a national holiday for football, MLB doesn't have a shot.
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    Old 02-25-2014, 09:01 PM   #23
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    But it is our NAtional pastime!!!
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    That's correct. I'd have no problem with Opening Day being a national holiday.
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    Samies. Northing more American than baseball
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    Unfortunately it'll never happen because if Kickoff Sunday isn't declared a national holiday for football, MLB doesn't have a shot.
    Or the day after the Superbowl
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    Royals make the playoffs this season.
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    Re: The 2014 Major League Baseball Season

    Started getting back into baseball last year after about a 19 year absence. Even went to a AAA game. Still having trouble finding a team to root for. I used to be a huge Astros fan when I was a kid, but that club is in shambles. Never cared for the Rangers. The Cubs were my dads team, so there's some sentimentality attached to them. I'm drawn to the Red Sox mainly due to the Liverpool FC connection, but who isn't a Boston fan these days.

    Thinking the best thing would be to get MLB.tv and hopefully a team will grow on me

    Either way, I'm excited for the new season. Also excited to be getting back into a sport from my childhood.
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    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/pet...liday/3XNmgfBb
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    Or the day after the Superbowl
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