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Link Dump: January 5th, 2010
by: The Geeks on Jan 5, 2010 12:10 AM | Filed under: Link Dumps

[08:04 AM] New York Post: Magadan says Bay will fit in perfectly with Mets
[09:32 PM] Mets.com: Inbox: Dissecting the Bay aftermath
[09:14 AM] Amazin’ Avenue: New Year’s Eve Applesauce – More Bay reactions, 2009 Met defense, Aroldis Chapman update
[09:06 AM] Baseball Prospectus: The Year in Quotes: The Highs and Lows of 2009 by Alex Carnevale
[07:00 AM] New York Post: Bay-after: Mets seek starter
[05:10 AM] NY Daily News: Former teammate Sean Casey says New York Mets made right move signing Jason Bay
[10:45 PM] Newsday: My 2010 Hall of Fame ballot
[10:02 PM] Amazin’ Avenue: Ken Davidoff’s 2010 Hall of Fame ballot
[10:01 PM] Amazin’ Avenue: Rockies close to a deal with Olivo, could the Mets turn to Torrealba?
[09:38 PM] New York Times: The Mets Look to Canada
[07:13 PM] Sports Illustrated: Cards make $100M pitch for Holliday

Most headlines aggregated by SportSpyder.


650 Responses to “Link Dump: January 5th, 2010”

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  1. Comment posted by DL on January 5, 2010 at 9:10 pm (#1130851)

    oh shit tech might make this a game again

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  3. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 9:11 pm (#1130852)

    portis comes off so bad!

    he bitches about guys bitching in the media…..then destroys campbell 5 seconds after hmmmmmm

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  5. Comment posted by DL on January 5, 2010 at 9:13 pm (#1130853)

    what’s funny is both these guys probably won’t be with the team next year

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  7. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 9:15 pm (#1130854)

    portis is a punk lol

    good reads

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  9. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 9:16 pm (#1130855)

    iowa stole the steelers uni

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  11. Comment posted by DL on January 5, 2010 at 9:16 pm (#1130856)

    it was only a few yrs ago when portis and arenas were dc sports media darlings

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  13. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 9:18 pm (#1130857)

    oh yea dude

    wtf is wrong with arenas

    i heard him on the radio too after all this and he was really defiant and all THE HATERS GONNA HATE blah blah blah…i used to like him.

    the story about a possible tupperware container full of guns is fun

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  15. Comment posted by DL on January 5, 2010 at 9:20 pm (#1130858)

    i have no clue what’s up with gil

    he’s always been a weird dude, but it used to be weird in a good way. maybe all the time off from injuries plus the losing made him lose his mind or something

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  17. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 9:22 pm (#1130859)

    he tooled up!

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  19. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 9:22 pm (#1130860)

    he problem watch The Wire Box Set while injured and lost his mind

  20. Comment posted by dogcatcher on January 5, 2010 at 9:24 pm (#1130861)

    Re Bay’s Defense, I understand the Mets are adjusting data and think fenway hurt his range. When the classic was on TV, I noticed an overhead of LZF in Fenway and it was very small.

    But I dont understand why there isnt a park adjustment factor, and Bay cant be compared to other LFs whove played at Fenway…guess maybe that means Manny?

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  22. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 9:24 pm (#1130862)

    oooh

    supposedly matty iron nuts got an 8th year option too in that deal

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  24. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 9:25 pm (#1130863)

    dogcatcher i’ve tried to read a lot on Bay’s D at fenway and all that and i still dont know

    some systems use adjustments…some dont…its all over the place

    we’re going to find out, one way or the other

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  26. Comment posted by DL on January 5, 2010 at 9:26 pm (#1130864)

    why is there even a melvin mora thread on fugees

    lol too many two-time mets

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  28. Comment posted by tim on January 5, 2010 at 9:27 pm (#1130865)

    I have not heard the 8th year….they better have the bank to make albert happy..

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  30. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 9:28 pm (#1130866)

    that drucifer fellow is addicted to making threads

    he took the sherman one and just cut it up to a bunch of new threads and actually tricked me into thinking it was new info lol

    he makes them look so nice n easy to read…i cant imagine spending the time….he’s some old dude too, kinda funny

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  32. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 9:28 pm (#1130867)

    looking like brad smith there

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  34. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 9:29 pm (#1130868)

    Holliday deal a question of long and short

    Tuesday, January 5, 2010 | Feedback | Print Entry

    Matt Holliday’s deal is certainly a good one for the player; he gets a premium salary, averaging $17 million a year, covering his age 30-36 seasons, with a full no-trade clause, and gets to stay in the league where he has performed well and in a city where he’s going to see a few more playoff appearances, with an excellent chance at another ring.

    Matt Holliday

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    The short term offers great hope for the Cardinals, but what will they think of this deal in five years?

    You could do a lot worse.

    But given the lack of another clear bidder for Holliday’s services — you’ll have to forgive me if I put the Mystery Team in the same category as the Tooth Fairy and the homunculus — it’s even more impressive for Holliday and his agent, Scott Boras, to get this kind of annual salary.

    That’s because the Cardinals assume pretty significant risk with this contract in exchange for two short-term rewards.

    The first reward is that they are the very strong favorites to win the NL Central again in 2010 — even with the downgrade from Joel Pineiro to Brad Penny in their rotation — because they should get a full season of Holliday and improvement from Colby Rasmus and because no other team in that division is very good. And because the St. Louis core of Holliday, Albert Pujols, Chris Carpenter and Adam Wainwright is under control (including option years) through 2011, the Cardinals now look good for contention in that season, as well, with Cincinnati maybe the team most likely to challenge them by that point.

    The second reward, theoretically, is that they can at least argue to Pujols — whose contract is up after the 2011 option — that they have committed to build a contender around him long term. Ultimately, they’ll have to pay him a market salary or something close to it, but to the extent that winning matters to him, they are better positioned to argue that he has a chance to win if he sticks around.

    But yes, there’s a downside. The problem for St. Louis is the length of the deal. It carries Holliday, an awkward defender in left field (who does, however, rate well in most defensive metrics), into his mid-30s, by which point he likely will lose his defensive value and some of his offensive value, as well. But, assuming the Cardinals sign Pujols (and I believe they will), it also sets the team up to have $65 million or more committed to those four core players in 2012, after which St. Louis would have to pony up again to retain Wainwright or Carpenter. Remember: this for a franchise that has never started a season with a payroll above $100 million. Even with inflation, the Cardinals look to far surpass that in the near future.

    This means that St. Louis could be stuck constantly looking to find players to fill out its roster who perform well for below-market salaries. Most teams do this via the farm system, but the Cardinals have used their prospects as trade fodder and have one of the thinnest systems in the game.

    Rasmus projects as a star in center and won’t reach a seven-figure salary till 2012, but between him and 2009 first-rounder Shelby Miller, there’s little star power in the system, so by the midpoint of Holliday’s deal, the Cardinals are going to be left relying on prospects developing unexpectedly well (as Brendan Ryan did with the glove) or on their ability to find value players like Ryan Ludwick who can produce for the minimum or arbitration-controlled salaries.

    Of course, a pennant or two in the early part of the deal would make the contract seem well worth it to Cardinals fans. At least in the short term.

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  36. Comment posted by tim on January 5, 2010 at 9:29 pm (#1130869)

    man I’m all about th UMP45 and the AUG machine gun in MW2…..I could circumcise a gnat at a 100yds with the AUG..ya hearin me?

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  38. Comment posted by tim on January 5, 2010 at 9:32 pm (#1130870)

    kool, thanks dep. beers and hotdogs are gonna cost a fortune.

  39. Comment posted by dogcatcher on January 5, 2010 at 9:34 pm (#1130871)

    dogcatcher i’ve tried to read a lot on Bay’s D at fenway and all that and i still dont know

    some systems use adjustments…some dont…its all over the place

    we’re going to find out, one way or the other

    I have to admit, I was against this..but ya know what? He ours now and Im gonna root for him. I like what I read about his work ethic, and he’s a plus plus hitter.
    Has anyone seen his numbers in clutch and with men on last year? AWESOME…why isnt anyone talking/writing about that? Men on OPS .995, RISP 1.168!!! That’s Manny-like…Cameron?? .756 and .737 in same situations…but he’s basically the same hitter “just a few years older” if you believe the media..some idiot wrote an article saying he’s better

    What a joke…

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  41. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 9:35 pm (#1130872)

    man I’m all about th UMP45 and the AUG machine gun in MW2…..I could circumcise a gnat at a 100yds with the AUG..ya hearin me?

    lol

    you want to play tonight? i can go right now

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  43. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 9:36 pm (#1130873)

    I have to admit, I was against this..but ya know what? He ours now and Im gonna root for him. I like what I read about his work ethic, and he’s a plus plus hitter.
    Has anyone seen his numbers in clutch and with men on last year? AWESOME…why isnt anyone talking/writing about that? Men on OPS .995, RISP 1.168!!! That’s Manny-like…Cameron?? .756 and .737 in same situations…but he’s basically the same hitter “just a few years older” if you believe the media..some idiot wrote an article saying he’s better

    What a joke…

    i wanted holliday too but i’m in the same boat, bay is here and i’m happy. he’s an elite hitter and hopefully will play very well here.

    no one will give us love in the media till we make the playoffs again…we have the worst choker/loser label i’ve ever seen and ppl love it! fuck em all! FDW

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  45. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 9:40 pm (#1130874)

    heyman

    holliday’s 8th year vests at $17 mil if he finishes in the top 10 in MVP voting in the 7th year. #cardinals, #kingofthewinter

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  47. Comment posted by Future on January 5, 2010 at 9:44 pm (#1130875)

    Start of the third, 3-3 tie.

  48. Comment posted by bcuster on January 5, 2010 at 9:51 pm (#1130876)

    Start of the third, 3-3 tie.

    the future of north american hockey looks bright :)

    i am thankful i have the correct poackage for viewing

  49. Comment posted by bcuster on January 5, 2010 at 9:52 pm (#1130877)

    *package

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  51. Comment posted by TLC on January 5, 2010 at 9:53 pm (#1130878)

    That deal is too crazy for me

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  53. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 9:54 pm (#1130879)

    i like the MVP voting vest thing

    silly they dont allow “performance vesting” but allow that?

    sooooo a true hard cold fact = bad

    subjective jackass media tool voting = good

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  55. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 9:55 pm (#1130880)

    everyone observe how timmy talks shit and runs

    just observe

  56. Comment posted by bcuster on January 5, 2010 at 9:56 pm (#1130881)

    USA! USA! USA! USA! thank god for my package!

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  58. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 9:56 pm (#1130882)

    thank god for my package!

    lol

  59. Comment posted by bcuster on January 5, 2010 at 9:57 pm (#1130883)

    the clock ticks down… do you believe in my package???

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  61. Comment posted by Peter H on January 5, 2010 at 9:58 pm (#1130884)

    The two sides had previously discussed a seven-year deal worth roughly $16 million per, but Holliday was seeking more annual money than Jason Bay recently received from the Mets in his four-year, $66 million contract. This contract would pay Holliday more than $17 million on average for each of the seven seasons.

  62. Comment posted by bcuster on January 5, 2010 at 10:00 pm (#1130885)

    the last two times these teams met it went into shootout

  63. Comment posted by Athena on January 5, 2010 at 10:00 pm (#1130886)

    everyone observe how timmy talks shit and runs

    just observe

    Odd. And he sounded so confident.

    hmmmmmm. . . .

    ;-)

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  65. Comment posted by TLC on January 5, 2010 at 10:02 pm (#1130887)

    I invited Timmay to a dual last weekend and he didnt accept. I think he was practicing to get Dep good! Maybe he is dep good now?

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  67. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 10:02 pm (#1130888)

    lol

    i think he just has to clean a lot of poo

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  69. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 10:04 pm (#1130889)

    Odd. And he sounded so confident.

    hmmmmmm. . . .

    ;-)

    lol

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  71. Comment posted by TLC on January 5, 2010 at 10:12 pm (#1130890)

    Dep, I’m using the Grimus eating a boy avatar on Fugees

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  73. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 10:18 pm (#1130891)

    i saw that my friend, it pleased me

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  75. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 10:18 pm (#1130892)

    the lima gay kissing is tough to top though haha

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  77. Comment posted by tim on January 5, 2010 at 10:19 pm (#1130893)

    observe a full metal jacket round exiting your dome piece.

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  79. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 10:21 pm (#1130894)

    yea yea

    look forward to your next post in 40 minutes

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  81. Comment posted by TLC on January 5, 2010 at 10:22 pm (#1130895)

    I want to try to make a photoshop avatar involving Frenchy and a Delta Aircraft in the middle of lewd acts

  82. Comment posted by Athena on January 5, 2010 at 10:22 pm (#1130896)

    Heh!

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  84. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 10:22 pm (#1130897)

    i have no PS skillz, wish i did

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  86. Comment posted by tim on January 5, 2010 at 10:23 pm (#1130898)

    look forward to your next post in 40 minutes

    Stick and move..

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  88. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 10:24 pm (#1130899)

    guerilla posting campaign

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  90. Comment posted by tim on January 5, 2010 at 10:26 pm (#1130900)

    I was gonna say that, but I couldn’t spell it…

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  92. Comment posted by TLC on January 5, 2010 at 10:26 pm (#1130901)

    u all ever have the chance of eating at a chain called moe’s? It’s a burrito chain like Chipotle and La Salsa just not as good. They owe me my evening back.

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  94. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 10:26 pm (#1130902)

    me and my fancy northeast spelling

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  96. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 10:27 pm (#1130903)

    naw i dont think i’ve had that…heard of it

    mexican aint my thang

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  98. Comment posted by DL on January 5, 2010 at 10:29 pm (#1130904)

    moe’s is turrible

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  100. Comment posted by tim on January 5, 2010 at 10:29 pm (#1130905)

    spelling is not my strong point…

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  102. Comment posted by Future on January 5, 2010 at 10:29 pm (#1130906)

    I hate refs. Brutal call lets Canada get a late PP, get one goal, then score a minute later to tie the game and force OT. USA player Palmieri gets shoved into the goalie and is called for goalie interference.

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  104. Comment posted by tim on January 5, 2010 at 10:30 pm (#1130907)

    I loooove me some mexican food…..a good Mole and a Negro Modelo and I’m ‘aight

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  106. Comment posted by Future on January 5, 2010 at 10:32 pm (#1130908)

    Overtime is about to start. Come on USA. Please score and win this!

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  108. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 10:33 pm (#1130909)

    i like mexican women

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  110. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 10:33 pm (#1130910)

    hahaahahha american dad stole my favorite scene from rocky2…good stuff

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  112. Comment posted by TLC on January 5, 2010 at 10:36 pm (#1130911)

    i like mexican women

    How bout Guatemalan ladies?

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  114. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 10:38 pm (#1130912)

    lol

    i think i like all women

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  116. Comment posted by Future on January 5, 2010 at 10:41 pm (#1130913)

    CARLSON!!! USA WINS IN OT!

    USA USA USA USA USA!

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  118. Comment posted by Future on January 5, 2010 at 10:41 pm (#1130914)

    Everyone missed an absolutely amazing hockey game.

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  120. Comment posted by TLC on January 5, 2010 at 10:44 pm (#1130915)

    Even if I wanted to watch it, Moe’s basically holding me hostage right now

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  122. Comment posted by tim on January 5, 2010 at 10:44 pm (#1130916)

    has it been 40 mins et?

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  124. Comment posted by Future on January 5, 2010 at 10:47 pm (#1130917)

    Comment posted by TLC on January 5, 2010 at 10:44 pm (#1130915)

    Even if I wanted to watch it, Moe’s basically holding me hostage right now

    Moe?

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  126. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 10:47 pm (#1130918)

    has it been 40 mins et?

    you’re so vain!

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  128. Comment posted by tim on January 5, 2010 at 10:47 pm (#1130919)

    haha….chris is pooping.

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  130. Comment posted by tim on January 5, 2010 at 10:48 pm (#1130920)

    you’re so vain!

    “I bet you think this post is about you, don’t you?”

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  132. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 10:51 pm (#1130921)

    hahahahaha, so you want some or what? fo’ realz

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  134. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 10:54 pm (#1130922)

    ::crickets::

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  136. Comment posted by tim on January 5, 2010 at 10:55 pm (#1130923)

    Cannot tonight..I seriously played it a bunch this weekend….I’m hooked.

    I have to do exciting stuff like put laundry away, build a Fisher Price Kitchen for Chloe, and then walk the dog in 12 degree weather….oh, and throw out the Xmas tree….I’ll send it to ya, you can try to smoke it.

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  138. Comment posted by tim on January 5, 2010 at 10:56 pm (#1130924)

    ::crickets::

    3 mins….simmer.

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  140. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 10:57 pm (#1130925)

    dep dont do simmer lol

    its sol goode,…i can go watch some bones then

    oh, and throw out the Xmas tree….I’ll send it to ya, you can try to smoke it.

    lololol

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  142. Comment posted by tim on January 5, 2010 at 10:58 pm (#1130926)

    why was Jason Bay wearing a Rags sweater today?

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  144. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 11:01 pm (#1130927)

    i dont know man…cuz the mets can’t do anything normal. he’s canadian sooooo he loves hockey????

    or the mets are really making a play for the next winter classic at citifield and making trying to catch the NHL’s eye

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  146. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 11:01 pm (#1130928)

    the mets had a famous ranger alum present him with that today during the presser, if that’s all you were asking

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  148. Comment posted by Future on January 5, 2010 at 11:02 pm (#1130929)

    Yeah, a former Ranger gave him a jersey. From the same place in Canada or something. It was a brutally stupid move but whatever.

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  150. Comment posted by Future on January 5, 2010 at 11:05 pm (#1130930)

    1) The focus should have been on the Mets.
    2) The Mets-Rangers aren’t linked. More like Mets-Isles.

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  152. Comment posted by tim on January 5, 2010 at 11:05 pm (#1130931)

    No Isles jersey? ah well, can’t please em all.

    Gotta scoot…I’ll be itchin for a battle tomorrow….maybe we could team up and whoop some pre puber ass?

    see ya my man.

  153. Comment posted by DoctorK16 on January 5, 2010 at 11:05 pm (#1130932)

    Popping in for a minute. Miss you guys bad. Did the Cards really pay Holliday Beltran money? Glad we passed.

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  155. Comment posted by tim on January 5, 2010 at 11:06 pm (#1130933)

    good night as well fut….

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  157. Comment posted by tim on January 5, 2010 at 11:07 pm (#1130934)

    I don’t know about it either doc.

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  159. Comment posted by TLC on January 5, 2010 at 11:09 pm (#1130935)

    Hey Doc. Yeah, Holliday got Beltran money. Pujols is licking his chops.

  160. Comment posted by DoctorK16 on January 5, 2010 at 11:10 pm (#1130936)

    Pujols might the first 30 million dollar player. The Cards just took in the rear from Boras IMO.

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  162. Comment posted by DL on January 5, 2010 at 11:10 pm (#1130937)

    lol somehow iowa will lose this game after completely dominating most of it

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  164. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 11:11 pm (#1130938)

    yo docccccc

    yea boras is amazing…i dont know how he does it

    we would have had to pay MORE than that likely to get him, which is crazy

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  166. Comment posted by DL on January 5, 2010 at 11:12 pm (#1130939)

    wtf tech that was retarded

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  168. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 11:12 pm (#1130940)

    lata timtim

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  170. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 11:12 pm (#1130941)

    iowa should lose for dressing like them fag ass steelers

  171. Comment posted by Athena on January 5, 2010 at 11:13 pm (#1130942)

    Hi Doc!!

  172. Comment posted by DoctorK16 on January 5, 2010 at 11:17 pm (#1130943)

    Hey Athena and Dep. Boras must have pictures, who else was paying him that money?

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  174. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 11:19 pm (#1130944)

    a mystery team!!!! lol

  175. Comment posted by Athena on January 5, 2010 at 11:21 pm (#1130945)

    That mystery team likes to spend like drunken sailors! Fortunately for them, some other team tends to jump in an bail them out by overpaying.

    ;-)

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  177. Comment posted by TLC on January 5, 2010 at 11:22 pm (#1130946)

    Boras is just fucking amazing. People hate on him but he could get Adam Laroche 4 yrs and 50 mil

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  179. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 11:23 pm (#1130947)

    beltre is boras too right? that deal is amazing as well…

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  181. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 11:25 pm (#1130948)

    haha bones is so funny

  182. Comment posted by DoctorK16 on January 5, 2010 at 11:30 pm (#1130949)

    That Beltre deal smacks of desperation. Personally they should just keep Lowell cause I bet he out hits Beltre next year.

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  184. Comment posted by Future on January 5, 2010 at 11:31 pm (#1130950)

    Dep, the wife loves Bones. We got to meet Emily Deschanel at Comic-Con and she is gorgeous.

    But I love the show AND hate her character at the same time.

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