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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 10:51 am 
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the book on Yates say that he is much better in the first half of the season? OMG....can you imagine what the second half is going to be?


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 Post subject: Re: Yates
PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 12:48 pm 
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He has been pretty ugly so far.


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 Post subject: Re: Yates
PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 1:56 pm 
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Tyler Yates is a perfect example for why teams should not trade for aging relievers, even if you only give up something with as minimal upside as Todd Redmond.


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 Post subject: Re: Yates
PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 2:34 pm 
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bradf wrote:
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the book on Yates say that he is much better in the first half of the season? OMG....can you imagine what the second half is going to be?



Here's the book on Yates...

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 Post subject: Re: Yates
PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 6:05 pm 
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BBF wrote:
bradf wrote:
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the book on Yates say that he is much better in the first half of the season? OMG....can you imagine what the second half is going to be?



Here's the book on Yates...

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Wow ... BBF ... LOL - literally.


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 Post subject: Re: Yates
PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 6:45 pm 
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Dude....you REALLY need to thin out your library!!


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 Post subject: Re: Yates
PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 6:55 pm 
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I've been a big Tyler Yates fan since he was drafted and when the Pirates landed him i was really excited and i thought he would be a great addition, and last year he seemed to be but this year i'm about to give up on him. I wonder if he has an injury or something and he isn't letting on because a power pitcher like that with an injury at his age could mean the end. Just ask Billy Wagner what a difference an injury makes. He is the same style of pitcher.

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 Post subject: Re: Yates
PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 7:18 pm 
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I respectfully disagree, Colin. His velocity is still in the mid-90's but he doesn't have any movement, no quality 2nd pitch and no control. Wagner has all those things. A raw power arm is fine for a Rule 5 project, not for a veteran especially on a team like the Pirates.


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 Post subject: Re: Yates
PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 7:39 pm 
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Colin21 wrote:
I've been a big Tyler Yates fan since he was drafted

What? Tyler Yates was drafted by the Oakland A's in the 23rd round of the 1998 draft. Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't you 21 years old? That would mean that you've been following Yates's career since you were 11 years old, perhaps even 10 years old. So one of four things must be true:

(1) You paid a lot of attention to minor league professional baseball before you finished 5th grade;
(2) you were a big fan of the A's middling prospects during your pre-teens;
(3) you don't know who Tyler Yates is; or
(4) you're lying, or at least greatly exaggerating the truth.

Guess which one I think?

I'm sorry, but I don't buy you being a Yates fan "since he was drafted."

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 Post subject: Re: Yates
PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 8:03 pm 
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What do 95 mph straight fastballs right down the middle get you?


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 Post subject: Re: Yates
PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 9:11 pm 
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Willton wrote:
Colin21 wrote:
I've been a big Tyler Yates fan since he was drafted

What? Tyler Yates was drafted by the Oakland A's in the 23rd round of the 1998 draft. Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't you 21 years old? That would mean that you've been following Yates's career since you were 11 years old, perhaps even 10 years old. So one of four things must be true:

(1) You paid a lot of attention to minor league professional baseball before you finished 5th grade;
(2) you were a big fan of the A's middling prospects during your pre-teens;
(3) you don't know who Tyler Yates is; or
(4) you're lying, or at least greatly exaggerating the truth.

Guess which one I think?

I'm sorry, but I don't buy you being a Yates fan "since he was drafted."


Well i started following the Pirates in 1991 and i started following the rest of baseball very closely around 1994-1995 right before the strike.. Fantasy sports and video games had alot to do with me knowing about young players, but i wasn't aware of him when he was drafted but i was aware of him when he was in the minors for the A's and i really started to like him when he was in the Mets minor leagues before he got hurt. I pretty much knew all the majors and minors by the time i was 12 but i knew up with a computer in my house since 1996 and i was always real big into sports so thats what i was always looking up, before i googled everything i looked it up on yahoo. So there is a little info on me and my lame lame childhood.

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 Post subject: Re: Yates
PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 9:48 pm 
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Bucfan wrote:

Wow ... BBF ... LOL - literally.


I am humbled that I am able to live up to your picture-posting standards, master.


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 Post subject: Re: Yates
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Az Bucco fan wrote:
What do 95 mph straight fastballs right down the middle get you?

(1) Lots of free time.

(2) Early showers.

(3) Severe reduction in fan club membership.

(4) All of the above.


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 Post subject: Re: Yates
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Az Bucco fan wrote:
What do 95 mph straight fastballs right down the middle get you?


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 Post subject: Re: Yates
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bassoondirector wrote:
Az Bucco fan wrote:
What do 95 mph straight fastballs right down the middle get you?


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Ryan Ludwick? Is that you?

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