Proud fans of a 128-year old tradition

It is currently Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:44 pm

All times are UTC - 4 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 34 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: It is Free Agency Eve
PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:46 am 
Offline
 Profile

Joined: Sat Apr 26, 2008 9:52 pm
Posts: 145
...for once in my adulthood, I want to be excited for Free Agency Eve. Just once do I want to read a 'breaking news' alert scroll across the news ticker on ESPNews that says:

"Pirates sign LHP C.C. Sabathia to 6-year $120 million deal"


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: It is Free Agency Eve
PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:47 pm 
Offline
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Sun Apr 27, 2008 2:14 pm
Posts: 385
Just once you wanted the great pumpkin to arrive
Image
Just once you wanted to kick that ball
Image
Just once you wanted the coyote to catch the roadrunner
Image
Just once in your life you wanted to see a Republican mayor of Pittsburgh
Image

_________________
Image


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: It is Free Agency Eve
PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:27 pm 
Offline
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Sat Apr 26, 2008 6:18 pm
Posts: 5060
Location: Scotch Plains, NJ
Eric Bowser wrote:
...for once in my adulthood, I want to be excited for Free Agency Eve. Just once do I want to read a 'breaking news' alert scroll across the news ticker on ESPNews that says:

"Pirates sign LHP C.C. Sabathia to 6-year $120 million deal"

As exciting as that headline would be, it likely would not make the team much better. To use a car analogy, putting new expensive tires on a Pinto does not change the fact that the car is still a Pinto. The money spent on such a luxury is better invested in Research and Development, i.e. scouting and player development, until we have a better core product.

_________________
"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong."
~H. L. Mencken


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: It is Free Agency Eve
PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:40 pm 
Offline
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Sat Apr 26, 2008 7:54 pm
Posts: 941
Eric Bowser wrote:
...for once in my adulthood, I want to be excited for Free Agency Eve. Just once do I want to read a 'breaking news' alert scroll across the news ticker on ESPNews that says:

"Pirates sign LHP C.C. Sabathia to 6-year $120 million deal"


I'm fairly certain that the Yankees' offer will dwarf those numbers, but whoever else would offer C.C. 6 years/$120mil deserves the scorn and ruin that would rain down upon his organization — especially after the way the Brewers abused him down the stretch.

_________________
I woke up with a clown's hand in my pants. That's what I did today.

Small ball is the hobgoblin of small minds.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: It is Free Agency Eve
PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:40 pm 
I'm with you Eric. I can't wait for that day. Until they are in a position to make the big signings, that doesn't mean they should be silent in their efforts.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: It is Free Agency Eve
PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:33 pm 
Offline
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Sat Apr 26, 2008 7:54 pm
Posts: 941
NY Post is speculating that the Yankees' opening bid — opening bid — for Sabathia will be 6 years/$150 million.

http://www.nypost.com/seven/11132008/sp ... 138398.htm

Anyone doubting that Li'l Hankie's gonna go Godzilla on the free agent market this off-season?

_________________
I woke up with a clown's hand in my pants. That's what I did today.

Small ball is the hobgoblin of small minds.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: It is Free Agency Eve
PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:48 pm 
Offline
 Profile

Joined: Sat Apr 26, 2008 4:22 pm
Posts: 2495
LtCol Kojak Slaphead wrote:
Anyone doubting that Li'l Hankie's gonna go Godzilla on the free agent market this off-season?


Given the condition of the their farm system, the average age of key players, and a barren FA list (outside of Sabathia of course), this could be the closest I'll ever get to witnessing the Hindenburg's triumphant touchdown at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in 1937.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: It is Free Agency Eve
PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:55 pm 
Offline
User avatar
 WWW  YIM  Profile

Joined: Sat Apr 26, 2008 7:24 pm
Posts: 4170
Location: Zelienople, PA
Argentum wrote:
Given the condition of the their farm system, the average age of key players, and a barren FA list (outside of Sabathia of course), this could be the closest I'll ever get to witnessing the Hindenburg's triumphant touchdown at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in 1937.



That works at so many differant levels... ;)

ZM

_________________
Someone tell Votto... rbis are good


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: It is Free Agency Eve
PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:07 pm 
Offline
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Sat Apr 26, 2008 4:52 pm
Posts: 5218
Location: Pittsburgh
Eric Bowser wrote:
...for once in my adulthood, I want to be excited for Free Agency Eve. Just once do I want to read a 'breaking news' alert scroll across the news ticker on ESPNews that says:

"Pirates sign LHP C.C. Sabathia to 6-year $120 million deal"

And the headline at the end of the season would read, "Bucs Lose 90 again".

_________________
"Enjoy every sandwich." - Warren Zevon


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: It is Free Agency Eve
PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:39 pm 
Offline
 Profile

Joined: Sat Apr 26, 2008 9:52 pm
Posts: 145
If you think Sabathia can be a great pitcher for the first 4 years of the deal, Pirates would have him anchoring the rotation in 2011 when the team is supposed to be ready to contend. The team is going to lose 90 games in 2009 but in 2010, the team should be ready to be quite competitive and be at or slightly over .500 so that's why you invest now with a good player like Sabathia and play all the good young talent like McCutchen, Walker, and LaRoche.

Teams like the A's and Indians won't waste 3-4 years to move up a McCutchen, guys either have it or don't.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: It is Free Agency Eve
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 3:30 am 
Offline
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Mon Jun 16, 2008 4:06 pm
Posts: 1540
Eric Bowser wrote:
. The team is going to lose 90 games in 2009 but in 2010, the team should be ready to be quite competitive and be at or slightly over .500]either have it or don't.


Yeah, sure we haven't heard that one before! :lol:


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: It is Free Agency Eve
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:16 am 
Offline
 Profile

Joined: Sat Apr 26, 2008 4:22 pm
Posts: 2495
Eric Bowser wrote:
Teams like the A's and Indians won't waste 3-4 years to move up a McCutchen, guys either have it or don't.


Teams like the A's and Indians also won't pay $25 million a year to one player either. Neither should the Bucs.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: It is Free Agency Eve
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:59 pm 
Offline
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Sun Apr 27, 2008 2:14 pm
Posts: 385
Eric Bowser wrote:
so that's why you invest now with a good player like Sabathia and play all the good young talent like McCutchen, Walker, and LaRoche.

ImageImage
Eric Eric Eric....you're reading the wrong material....try reading this. Have you forgotten what this business is about? It's entertainment man, not about winning..too much risk involved to invest like that and make a profit.

_________________
Image


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: It is Free Agency Eve
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:48 pm 
Offline
 Profile

Joined: Sat Apr 26, 2008 9:52 pm
Posts: 145
BH - Oh, I know this team is never going to commit money to build or keep a winner on the field at PNC Park. The business model doesn't make sense for the current ownership to do it, not when they can use the $10 million in profits to pay down their debt and keep some for themselves. It really is disgusting how MLB, MLBPA, and Nuttings have killed baseball in Pittsburgh.

The attendance numbers in 2009 are going to be miserable. A bad economy coupled with another terrible baseball team and playing for a record no one wants to be associated with.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: It is Free Agency Eve
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:16 pm 
Offline
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Sun Apr 27, 2008 2:14 pm
Posts: 385
Eric Bowser wrote:
BH - Oh, I know this team is never going to commit money to build or keep a winner on the field at PNC Park. The business model doesn't make sense for the current ownership to do it, not when they can use the $10 million in profits to pay down their debt and keep some for themselves. It really is disgusting how MLB, MLBPA, and Nuttings have killed baseball in Pittsburgh.

The attendance numbers in 2009 are going to be miserable. A bad economy coupled with another terrible baseball team and playing for a record no one wants to be associated with.


Disgusting, you bet. But what can a fan do? Support the disgust or dont support. The true weak fans keep supporting when they know full well that they are being screwed.

_________________
Image


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: It is Free Agency Eve
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:04 pm 
Offline
 Profile

Joined: Sat Apr 26, 2008 7:30 pm
Posts: 6229
And one trick ponies fade into the sunset.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: It is Free Agency Eve
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:12 pm 
Offline
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:01 pm
Posts: 7256
Az Bucco fan wrote:
And one trick ponies fade into the sunset.


Or keep blabbering the same shit story time after time after time....

_________________
I say keep the $50 and ban him anyway...

For those jumping ship, we'll keep the bandwagon warm for you...


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: It is Free Agency Eve
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:34 pm 
Offline
 Profile

Joined: Sat Apr 26, 2008 4:26 pm
Posts: 3006
nad69dan wrote:
Az Bucco fan wrote:
And one trick ponies fade into the sunset.


Or keep blabbering the same shit story time after time after time....


Dear God, he is still here?


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: It is Free Agency Eve
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:43 pm 
Offline
 Profile

Joined: Sat Apr 26, 2008 4:26 pm
Posts: 3006
LtCol Kojak Slaphead wrote:
NY Post is speculating that the Yankees' opening bid — opening bid — for Sabathia will be 6 years/$150 million.



Close. Anthony McCarron of the New York Daily News says the offer is for six years and $140MM.

So even Eric's dream scenario didn't stand a shot in hell.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: It is Free Agency Eve
PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 7:07 am 
Offline
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Sat Apr 26, 2008 7:54 pm
Posts: 941
BBF wrote:
LtCol Kojak Slaphead wrote:
NY Post is speculating that the Yankees' opening bid — opening bid — for Sabathia will be 6 years/$150 million.



Close. Anthony McCarron of the New York Daily News says the offer is for six years and $140MM.

Refreshing to see the Yankees being fiscally responsible for a change. :lol:

_________________
I woke up with a clown's hand in my pants. That's what I did today.

Small ball is the hobgoblin of small minds.


Top
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 34 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 4 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot] and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group  
Design By Poker Bandits