1. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Because I'm bored to death of NFL football, lol. (end disgruntled Falcons fan whining)

    We start the new season/thread with...

    - A-Rod banned for season (hopefully forever, lol)
    - Instant replay comes to our beloved game, forever questioning the umps (thankfully?)
    - Yankees use their infinitely large budget to buy every damn player (or move their big players) while other teams try to figure out how to survive...go figure.

    ...GO BRAVES!!!
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    01-12-2014 06:37 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    60minutes is going to cover the A-Rod thing after the fb game... The preview they ran of the interview with the founder of Biogenesis is quite damaging...

    Meanwhile, I hope my MN Twins can have a good year...
    01-12-2014 06:46 PM
  3. Fausty82's Avatar
    01-12-2014 07:05 PM
  4. taz323's Avatar
    Still have a little football left, but hey, come on Red Sox.
    01-13-2014 02:26 AM
  5. jburke82's Avatar
    I wish I could be excited about pitchers and catchers reporting, but Amaro has run the Phillies into the ground! Our biggest off season moves have been acquiring Marlon Byrd (who is old, was busted for PEDs, and already played for us years ago), adding a #5 starter, and extending Chooch's contract. We have gotten older than we already are....and that is tough to do!

    I have always followed the Orioles too (Cal Ripken was one of my favorite players when I was younger, and my Dad and I got to go to a bunch of O's games)...I may be following them even more now! Haha.
    01-13-2014 10:27 AM
  6. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Well surprise surprise! The yankees signed another astronomical contract!

    Masahiro Tanaka, New York Yankees agree to seven-year, $155 million deal - ESPN New York
    01-22-2014 04:15 PM
  7. pr1nce's Avatar
    Well surprise surprise! The yankees signed another astronomical contract!

    Masahiro Tanaka, New York Yankees agree to seven-year, $155 million deal - ESPN New York
    No surprise here. I think he was going to the Yankees all along. Some people are saying the Cubs were his second choice..you gotta be kidding.
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    01-22-2014 05:20 PM
  8. taz323's Avatar
    Well surprise surprise! The yankees signed another astronomical contract!

    Masahiro Tanaka, New York Yankees agree to seven-year, $155 million deal - ESPN New York
    annoying isn't it
    01-22-2014 08:13 PM
  9. phreddyl's Avatar
    annoying isn't it
    Not for me lol. I love the move. Off season complete.
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    01-22-2014 08:37 PM
  10. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    annoying isn't it
    Definitely.
    01-23-2014 09:12 AM
  11. pr1nce's Avatar
    Pitchers and catchers report in 2 weeks!!


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    02-01-2014 03:00 PM
  12. taz323's Avatar
    Pitchers and catchers report in 2 weeks!!


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    And counting
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    02-01-2014 03:01 PM
  13. phreddyl's Avatar
    I'm so very ready. So many players still unsigned. Should be interesting.
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    02-01-2014 03:26 PM
  14. pr1nce's Avatar
    I'm ready. I wish I was there with them.


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    02-01-2014 03:33 PM
  15. phreddyl's Avatar
    I'm ready. I wish I was there with them.


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    Me too. I always wanted to do a spring training vacation. It's on my bucket list. One day...
    02-01-2014 04:22 PM
  16. pr1nce's Avatar
    Me too. I always wanted to do a spring training vacation. It's on my bucket list. One day...
    Mine too.


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    02-01-2014 04:41 PM
  17. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    So after sitting down and looking at the arbitration of some of the braves players, I'm actually a little worried about some of the hesitance we've seen...

    - Heyward's asking price was off by $300k...that's like pocket change for his level of ability. Why the Braves sent that to arbitration over $300k is worrisome and will certainly not fill him full of confidence that he will be a leader within our team dynamic. Big mistake if you ask me...

    - Freeman was off by I think $1.5mil...this is a little more understandable, but you're talking about the core of our team here...he's developing into the player that will take over where McCann's role is empty now. Give him the damn money and quit being petty...this guy is supposed to be stepping up to lead our team.

    - Kimbrel's is really the only one I can actually agree on, and not to say he's not worth it at all, he definitely is...but everyone knew he'd be going to arbitration because he's asking for so much money.

    ...I don't like the politics of any game, but I took notice of this years arbitration because some of the moves were a bit weird.
    02-03-2014 09:51 AM
  18. pr1nce's Avatar
    So after sitting down and looking at the arbitration of some of the braves players, I'm actually a little worried about some of the hesitance we've seen...

    - Heyward's asking price was off by $300k...that's like pocket change for his level of ability. Why the Braves sent that to arbitration over $300k is worrisome and will certainly not fill him full of confidence that he will be a leader within our team dynamic. Big mistake if you ask me...

    - Freeman was off by I think $1.5mil...this is a little more understandable, but you're talking about the core of our team here...he's developing into the player that will take over where McCann's role is empty now. Give him the damn money and quit being petty...this guy is supposed to be stepping up to lead our team.

    - Kimbrel's is really the only one I can actually agree on, and not to say he's not worth it at all, he definitely is...but everyone knew he'd be going to arbitration because he's asking for so much money.

    ...I don't like the politics of any game, but I took notice of this years arbitration because some of the moves were a bit weird.
    I don't like the politics of the game. Unfortunately, it is now part of the game I guess I'm just old school!


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    02-03-2014 01:17 PM
  19. phreddyl's Avatar
    I thought the Heyward one was crazy. Almost embarrassing to go to arbitration over that amount of money. MLB should just tell them to meet in the middle and save the time and bad feelings.
    02-03-2014 07:11 PM
  20. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Some good news out of Braves camp (still surprised it took this long)...best part is no arbitration.

    Jason Heyward, Atlanta Braves agree to two-year contract - ESPN
    02-04-2014 11:42 AM
  21. pr1nce's Avatar
    Come on spring training!


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    02-06-2014 09:57 PM
  22. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Big move for the Bravos to start identifying the core players for our future...

    Freddie Freeman, Atlanta Braves agree to contract extension - ESPN

    ...this worries me about Heyward's 2 year contract though. It all but tells me that in 2 years, he'll be moving on.
    02-07-2014 09:14 AM
  23. taz323's Avatar
    Yeah, but a lot can happen in two years.


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    02-07-2014 09:40 AM
  24. pr1nce's Avatar
    Arizona Diamondbacks open spring training camp today.


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    02-07-2014 09:53 AM
  25. pr1nce's Avatar
    A-Rod is dropping his lawsuit. I don't think he had a chance to win the appeal anyway. He's gone!


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    02-08-2014 11:13 PM
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