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Forum: BASEBALL 01-30-2016, 12:26 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,390
Posted By VeedonFleece
Which has no bearing on his ranking as a prospect.

Which has no bearing on his ranking as a prospect.
Forum: BASEBALL 01-19-2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,184
Posted By VeedonFleece
I was merely addressing your '.258 is a bad...

I was merely addressing your '.258 is a bad hitter' post. Apparently you meant to say '.258 is a slightly-better-than-league-average-hitter,' but carried on your attack on the NL regardless.

Edit:...
Forum: BASEBALL 01-19-2016, 07:11 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,184
Posted By VeedonFleece
American League (so including these otherworldly...

American League (so including these otherworldly DHs that the NL badly needs) batting average in 2015 was .255. NL was .253 by comparison. There are an awful lot of bad hitters out there...

Edit:...
Forum: BASEBALL 01-18-2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,184
Posted By VeedonFleece
My new favourite poster. Edit: Special kudos...

My new favourite poster.

Edit: Special kudos for this... I think the stance on the DH in the AL is softening.
Forum: BASEBALL 01-16-2016, 10:08 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,675
Posted By VeedonFleece
If Chris Davis can get 7/161 there is no way...

If Chris Davis can get 7/161 there is no way Cespedes should take 3/60, even with two opt outs.
Forum: BASEBALL 01-16-2016, 07:01 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 1,786
Posted By VeedonFleece
The Captain runs him close!

The Captain runs him close!
Forum: BASEBALL 01-14-2016, 09:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 841
Posted By VeedonFleece
Anyone remember the play where...

Anyone remember the play where pitcher-turned-outfielder Rick Ankiel held outfielder-turned-pitcher Jordan Schafer at 3rd on what would routinely be a sac fly?
...
Forum: BASEBALL 01-14-2016, 04:46 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,151
Posted By VeedonFleece
2001 by a distance. Games 4, 5 and 7 were all...

2001 by a distance. Games 4, 5 and 7 were all classics. Never expected to see a WS played on SaveMeTheGum's birthday, but this one ended that day.

My most abiding memory is the quick-witted Yankee...
Forum: BASEBALL 01-14-2016, 04:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,184
Posted By VeedonFleece
This post deserves more appreciation.

This post deserves more appreciation.
Forum: BASEBALL 01-13-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 922
Posted By VeedonFleece
Obviously it's impossible to compare...

Obviously it's impossible to compare like-for-like but Bradman's 99.94 average in Test cricket was achieved in just 52 games. Now cricket takes five days to baseball's three hours but 52 is still a...
Forum: BASEBALL 01-13-2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 922
Posted By VeedonFleece
He might well be but the level of competition was...

He might well be but the level of competition was pathetic really. Still is. Cricket is a dying sport in many ways. It'll never expand beyond the few remaining remnants of Britain's colonial past......
Forum: BASEBALL 01-13-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 922
Posted By VeedonFleece
When Bradman was in his pomp, there were even...

When Bradman was in his pomp, there were even fewer nations playing test cricket than there are now. Basically, he played a lot against England, a few times against South Africa, another few times...
Forum: BASEBALL 01-13-2016, 09:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 922
Posted By VeedonFleece
That's right.

That's right.
Forum: BASEBALL 01-13-2016, 08:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 922
Posted By VeedonFleece
You could be forgiven for thinking baseball is...

You could be forgiven for thinking baseball is more popular in Britain if you base your judgement solely on the number of people (nearly said morons) wearing friggin' Yankees caps!
Forum: BASEBALL 01-13-2016, 05:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 922
Posted By VeedonFleece
NFL and MLB can't be compared. NFL is probably...

NFL and MLB can't be compared. NFL is probably ten times more popular, if not more, although I believe you are correct about bringing a game over here, though continental Europe (Amsterdam or Rome,...
Forum: Off Topic 01-11-2016, 09:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,050
Posted By VeedonFleece
It's definitely a generational thing. We old 'uns...

It's definitely a generational thing. We old 'uns should be grateful - it would be much harder for a true artist such as Bowie to become established in these days of manufactured garbage. He'd still...
Forum: Off Topic 01-11-2016, 04:01 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,050
Posted By VeedonFleece
Woke up to this awful news. This country lost the...

Woke up to this awful news. This country lost the greatest artist it has ever produced.

RIP Thin White Duke.
Forum: BASEBALL 01-07-2016, 08:52 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,792
Posted By VeedonFleece
Thank God that sort of thing could never happen...

Thank God that sort of thing could never happen in the NFL. Bonds should burn in Hell!
Forum: BASEBALL 01-06-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 5,743
Posted By VeedonFleece
I'm no expert on when players started using,...

I'm no expert on when players started using, unlike certain members of this forum, but Clemens had won five Cy Young Awards before he arrived in NY. How many borderline HoFers can say that?
Forum: BASEBALL 01-03-2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 682
Posted By VeedonFleece
My ballot is headed by two of the most notorious...

My ballot is headed by two of the most notorious 'cheats' of the steroid era. The reason Sosa doesn't make the cut isn't because of a corked bat either.

Even if you ignore the PED/corked bat...
Forum: BASEBALL 01-02-2016, 08:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 784
Posted By VeedonFleece
I've not had it for the last couple of years,...

I've not had it for the last couple of years, purely due to the time difference, but I think it would still be great value even if they charged double.
Forum: BASEBALL 01-02-2016, 04:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 682
Posted By VeedonFleece
Barry Bonds Roger Clemens Ken Griffey jr ...

Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Ken Griffey jr
Mike Mussina
Curt Schilling
Mike Piazza
Jeff Bagwell
Alan Trammell
Tim Raines
Larry Walker
Forum: BASEBALL 12-31-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 5,743
Posted By VeedonFleece
If the HOF was invented tomorrow, I'd be fine...

If the HOF was invented tomorrow, I'd be fine with keeping out the steroid guys. However, it's been around for 80 years and is already populated by many who don't really belong in there for one...
Forum: BASEBALL 12-30-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 5,743
Posted By VeedonFleece
Lofton falling off the ballot at the first hurdle...

Lofton falling off the ballot at the first hurdle was a crying shame. He's in my HOF!

I'd love somebody to explain how Brock is better than Raines when you see their numbers side-by-side like that.
Forum: BASEBALL 12-30-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 5,743
Posted By VeedonFleece
Who is overrating walks compared to hits? I could...

Who is overrating walks compared to hits? I could just as easily say you are underrating them. If you believe that WAR overvalues them, how much do you think it overvalues them by?
Forum: BASEBALL 12-30-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 5,743
Posted By VeedonFleece
I'll not take exception to everything you say,...

I'll not take exception to everything you say, since I agree that Raines is essentially a borderline candidate, though he makes my list.

I don't get the quoted, though. Here's the top 30 in BB:
...
Forum: BASEBALL 12-30-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 5,743
Posted By VeedonFleece
A fair number of previously eligible voters...

A fair number of previously eligible voters (~100?) were culled after last year's voting. The majority of those were 'private ballot' types, so I'd expect the revealed numbers to be a little closer...
Forum: RACING, GOLF & OTHER SPORTS 12-18-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,654
Posted By VeedonFleece
Surprised this thread hasn't had any very recent...

Surprised this thread hasn't had any very recent updates! I really hope Guardiola doesn't sully himself by taking over in the summer.

You can spin it whatever you want Tones, but there were two...
Forum: BASEBALL 12-16-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 3,995
Posted By VeedonFleece
Excellent point. Ray Schalk is another whose HOF...

Excellent point. Ray Schalk is another whose HOF credentials I don't think any of us is in a position to question.
Forum: BASEBALL 12-16-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 3,995
Posted By VeedonFleece
In particular order: Barry Bonds Roger...

In particular order:

Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Ken Griffey jr
Mike Mussina
Curt Schilling
Mike Piazza
Jeff Bagwell
Alan Trammell
Forum: BASEBALL 12-11-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 4,888
Posted By VeedonFleece
I'm not ready to crown the Cubs. I'm hoping they...

I'm not ready to crown the Cubs. I'm hoping they only win 85 games!
Forum: BASEBALL 12-11-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 4,888
Posted By VeedonFleece
How do you know they didn't offer Baez for...

How do you know they didn't offer Baez for Kiermaier?

It's a good day for the Cubs. Be happy.
Forum: BASEBALL 12-11-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 4,888
Posted By VeedonFleece
I know. My 'damn' was because I didn't want him...

I know. My 'damn' was because I didn't want him going to the Cubs, especially when I thought he'd cost more. That's why I'm left hoping it turns out badly.
Forum: BASEBALL 12-11-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 4,888
Posted By VeedonFleece
Damn. Hope it turns out to be a disaster.

Damn. Hope it turns out to be a disaster.
Forum: RACING, GOLF & OTHER SPORTS 12-09-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,654
Posted By VeedonFleece
Cue rare 'Tones is happy' post...

Cue rare 'Tones is happy' post...
Forum: BASEBALL 12-09-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 740
Posted By VeedonFleece
I actually agree with Wolves, for possibly the...

I actually agree with Wolves, for possibly the first time ever. Lind IS a platoon player. Simply can't hit lefties. 213/259/327 for his career against them.
Forum: BASEBALL 12-09-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 740
Posted By VeedonFleece
I'm all for voting with your wallet where...

I'm all for voting with your wallet where warranted but I support ownership/management on this. The team has to be gutted. It's not like Attanasio has sat on his cash in the past.
Forum: BASEBALL 12-09-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 740
Posted By VeedonFleece
I did qualify my initial statement by saying they...

I did qualify my initial statement by saying they could perhaps have held on until June. I don't have a problem with doing it now though.
Forum: BASEBALL 12-09-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 740
Posted By VeedonFleece
I don't disagree but I think you were expecting...

I don't disagree but I think you were expecting too much for Lind. He's not really worth anything.
Forum: BASEBALL 12-09-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 740
Posted By VeedonFleece
I think we've been spoiled recently. After not...

I think we've been spoiled recently. After not making the postseason since '82, and fielding teams between 2001-04 arguably worse than will be sent out next year, things haven't gone too bad really....
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