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Forum: BASEBALL Today, 12:59 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 4,222
Posted By mfw13
Looking at his splits, he's a much better pitcher...

Looking at his splits, he's a much better pitcher away from Cincinnati, which is good, and should thrive at PacBell.

I'm guessing this might be the end of the line for Hudson, since he's the...
Forum: BASEBALL Today, 12:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 529
Posted By mfw13
I would think Hudson is the next candidate to be...

I would think Hudson is the next candidate to be sent to the pen....
Forum: BASEBALL Yesterday, 06:10 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 2,875
Posted By mfw13
Who won the deal depends on if the Blue Jays make...

Who won the deal depends on if the Blue Jays make the playoffs and how far the go if they do.

The main prospect they gave up is Daniel Norris, who was their top prospect and in the top 25 overall...
Forum: BASEBALL Yesterday, 05:48 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 2,875
Posted By mfw13
BIG gamble by the Blue Jays. Despite having...

BIG gamble by the Blue Jays.

Despite having the best run differential in the AL at +100, they are only a .500 team, 7 games behind the Yanks and in 4th place in the Wild Card chase.

They gave...
Forum: BASEBALL Yesterday, 05:23 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 4,222
Posted By mfw13
It's an odd numbered year....I'll be happy if we...

It's an odd numbered year....I'll be happy if we just make the playoffs :D

And anyway, there's no guarantee the Blue Jays make the playoffs anyway...they're 7 games back of the Yankees and in the...
Forum: BASEBALL Yesterday, 02:31 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 4,222
Posted By mfw13
Price and Hamels both went to AL teams....me very...

Price and Hamels both went to AL teams....me very happy!
Forum: BASEBALL Yesterday, 02:28 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,813
Posted By mfw13
Problem being that Bolsinger is not a...

Problem being that Bolsinger is not a reliever...he's made only five relief appearances since 2011. The Dodgers could waste him by making him the long reliever, but if they try to turn him into a 1-2...
Forum: BASEBALL Yesterday, 01:27 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,813
Posted By mfw13
The funny thing is, after all the smoke and fire,...

The funny thing is, after all the smoke and fire, I'm not sure how much this helps the Dodgers this year, especially given how well Bolsinger has been pitching.

Assuming that that Latos and Wood...
Forum: BASEBALL Yesterday, 10:46 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,813
Posted By mfw13
All I can say is that John Hart must think VERY...

All I can say is that John Hart must think VERY highly of Olivera to be willing to give up both Peraza and Wood. Not to often you see two good young players traded for a 30-year-old who has never...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-29-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,813
Posted By mfw13
If the Dodgers get Wood, Peraza, Johnson, Latos,...

If the Dodgers get Wood, Peraza, Johnson, Latos, and Morse while giving up only Olivera and prospects, they are ripping the Braves off....either the information being bandied about is wrong, or John...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-29-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 92
Posted By mfw13
Which Topps football designs would you like to see used for baseball?

Was talking about this with some friends recently....

I'd like to see them use:

1956 Topps FB
1962 Topps FB
1979 Topps FB
1984 Topps FB

Thoughts?
Forum: BASEBALL 07-29-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,813
Posted By mfw13
True. But Frias is currently the 5th starter,...

True. But Frias is currently the 5th starter, which is irrelevant in the postseason, since teams only use four starters. I don't see how Kershaw, Greinke, Anderson, Latos is better than Kershaw,...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-29-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,813
Posted By mfw13
As a Giants fan, this doesn't bother me in the...

As a Giants fan, this doesn't bother me in the least (although it'll suck to see Morse in Dodgers blue). Latos is no better than the other guys the Dodgers are running out there and won't improve...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-29-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,097
Posted By mfw13
Will Ferrell....

Will Ferrell....
Forum: BASEBALL 07-29-2015, 01:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 896
Posted By mfw13
Personally, I think both Puig and Pederson are...

Personally, I think both Puig and Pederson are ranked too high. Both struck out three times against Gray tonight, and neither can hit offspeed stuff to save his life.

Pederson at least draws some...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-29-2015, 01:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 522
Posted By mfw13
And just to show how crazy baseball's rules are,...

And just to show how crazy baseball's rules are, Adam Warren got a save despite entering the game with a 19-5 lead.
Forum: BASEBALL 07-28-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By mfw13
Depends on the player. Pedro and Big Unit...

Depends on the player.

Pedro and Big Unit were considered locks, and their cards are valued accordingly. Biggio and Smoltz are borderline to many fans, despite being elected by the writers, so...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-28-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,107
Posted By mfw13
But that's simply not true. Otherwise, nobody...

But that's simply not true. Otherwise, nobody would get elected after the first ballot. If it was that that black and white, you wouldn't have situations like Blyleven or Rice...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-28-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,100
Posted By mfw13
Sometimes #@#@#@#@ happens. We all like to laugh...

Sometimes #@#@#@#@ happens. We all like to laugh at the excuses people come up with to avoid completing transactions, but in real life, people do have family emergencies...

I've been on Ebay for...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-28-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,101
Posted By mfw13
Exactly. The objection to sticker autos is...

Exactly. The objection to sticker autos is because in most cases they look hideously ugly...not simply because they are stickers.

Some of the best looking cards out there, for example, are last...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-28-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,107
Posted By mfw13
But both were stars before the steroid era ever...

But both were stars before the steroid era ever began. Thomas won his MVP's in 93 & 94, and Griffey was a star from the day his career started, in 1989.

Thome's is without a doubt an HOFer, but a...
Forum: HOCKEY 07-27-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 822
Posted By mfw13
Same old, same old....in order to justify the...

Same old, same old....in order to justify the cost of the license, they have to produce far more product lines than there is actually demand for, some of which are good, most of which are not. No...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-27-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 275
Posted By mfw13
I've bought quite a few cards over the years from...

I've bought quite a few cards over the years from sellers all over the world and never had any problems. If anything most other countries have postal services which are much more reliable than the...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-27-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 4,222
Posted By mfw13
Given the sample sizes, it could be argued that...

Given the sample sizes, it could be argued that both pitching equally well this season, since the statistical differences between the two (except K/9) are well within any margin of error.
...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-27-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By mfw13
That's nothing....when my wife and I were living...

That's nothing....when my wife and I were living in China, we'd come home to the states every 2-3 months and have 3-4 bins worth of stuff from EBay.
Forum: BASEBALL 07-27-2015, 01:10 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 4,222
Posted By mfw13
Only one game back of the Dodgers now, and 2.5...

Only one game back of the Dodgers now, and 2.5 games ahead of the Cubs for the 2nd Wild Card spot....
Forum: BASEBALL 07-26-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 330
Posted By mfw13
Is a Paige even possible? He was in Series Three,...

Is a Paige even possible? He was in Series Three, if I'm not mistaken, which I'm pretty sure wasn't released until after Paige died, in June 1982.
Forum: BASEBALL 07-26-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,234
Posted By mfw13
Obviously, it depends on how closely you are...

Obviously, it depends on how closely you are looking at the card. If you are looking at the card from 12 inches away, or with a magnifying glass or jeweler's loupe, you will see every imperfection. ...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-26-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 330
Posted By mfw13
Thanks for the compliment! Have about 10-15...

Thanks for the compliment!

Have about 10-15 others, including Mize, Slaughter, McCovey, Killebrew, Frank Robinson, Brooks Robinson, Rod Carew, etc.

My white whale is Roy Campanella....been...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-26-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 330
Posted By mfw13
In honor of the HOF inductions....my autographed Perez Steele collection

Here is the core of my signed Perez Steele collection....too bad Dick Perez stopped doing these....
Forum: BASEBALL 07-26-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,238
Posted By mfw13
Baseball tickets are cheaper than other sports,...

Baseball tickets are cheaper than other sports, but thanks to all the new stadiums and higher salaries, ticket prices are much higher than they were a generation ago.

Tickets than used to be...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-26-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,234
Posted By mfw13
Neither! Given that a PSA 8 card is...

Neither!

Given that a PSA 8 card is indistinguishable from a PSA 10 card to the naked eye, why would I pay 100x for a PSA 10, when I can get a PSA 8 of the same card which is just as good-looking?
Forum: BASEBALL 07-25-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,238
Posted By mfw13
The one inescapable fact is that baseball is a...

The one inescapable fact is that baseball is a slower-paced and more subtle game than the other sports. It produces a lot less "visual" highlights, but is the one sport in which the causal fan can...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-25-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 978
Posted By mfw13
This thread is a joke, right? Hunter is a...

This thread is a joke, right?

Hunter is a above average player, but he's not even close to being HOF-quality. I'd be very surprised if he even lasts on the ballot more than one year...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-24-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,339
Posted By mfw13
The problem is that when you have buyers in the...

The problem is that when you have buyers in the market who are not price-conscious, they distort the market for everyone else. This is especially true in an environment where using completed sales on...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-24-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,267
Posted By mfw13
How does it standardize the industry if the...

How does it standardize the industry if the grading is inconsistent and unreliable?

If a PSA 7 is a PSA 7 every day of the week and twice on Sunday's, then you have standardization.

But if a...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-24-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By mfw13
What you store them in less important than where...

What you store them in less important than where you store them.

1) Keep them out of the sun
2) Keep them someplace dry
3) Keep them someplace warm, but not hot (ideal room temperature 60-75...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-24-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,535
Posted By mfw13
That's a hopeful sign, but we all know Topps...

That's a hopeful sign, but we all know Topps loves to pull the bait and switch with their sell sheets :D
Forum: BASEBALL 07-24-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,267
Posted By mfw13
And this is why sending cards in for grading is...

And this is why sending cards in for grading is the biggest waste of money there is...you're paying for someone else's opinion...which may or may not agree with yours or anybody else's.

And since...
Forum: BASEBALL 07-24-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,535
Posted By mfw13
The design looks awesome....only question for me...

The design looks awesome....only question for me is whether or not there will be HOFers in the checklist.

So far, the 2015 Strata insert checklist has been much weaker (and more oriented towards...
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