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Forum: BASEBALL Today, 05:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 487
Posted By mfw13
Still....not much of a prospect if you are going...

Still....not much of a prospect if you are going to be starting your age 23 season in high-A. You're looking at someone who is going to be 25-26 when and if he reaches the majors.....
Forum: BASEBALL Today, 04:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 487
Posted By mfw13
McGehee is a low-cost stopgap, nothing more,...

McGehee is a low-cost stopgap, nothing more, until a better solution is found.
Forum: BASEBALL Today, 12:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 487
Posted By mfw13
A 4.09 ERA and 1.26 WHIP as a 22-year-old in...

A 4.09 ERA and 1.26 WHIP as a 22-year-old in high-A isn't much to write home about....
Forum: BASEBALL Today, 12:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,430
Posted By mfw13
The problem is that unless you live in the Upper...

The problem is that unless you live in the Upper Midwest/Northeast, there are very few, if any, decent card shows.

If you want to get an idea of how different the hobby is west of the...
Forum: BASEBALL Yesterday, 10:34 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 7,806
Posted By mfw13
I think there are a couple of factors to...

I think there are a couple of factors to consider:

#1 - Sabean generally does not like to make a big splash in the offseason. Instead he waits until midseason, when he has more information about...
Forum: BASEBALL Yesterday, 10:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,430
Posted By mfw13
It's gotten to the point where EBay has made...

It's gotten to the point where EBay has made selling so risky and unpleasant that's its probably much easier to simply send your stuff to a consignor and let them deal with all the problems.....
Forum: BASEBALL Yesterday, 12:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 860
Posted By mfw13
What I really want to go back to is good card...

What I really want to go back to is good card design that is visually appealing.

All the focus on prospects and "hits" has led to crappier and crappier card designs, to the point that pretty much...
Forum: BASEBALL 12-18-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By mfw13
1999 SP Signature... Perez Steele...

1999 SP Signature...

Perez Steele postcards.....
Forum: BASEBALL 12-18-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 860
Posted By mfw13
Already have....

Already have....
Forum: BASEBALL 12-17-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 7,806
Posted By mfw13
It's a slight overpay, but not an egregious one,...

It's a slight overpay, but not an egregious one, and it's one that the Giants can easily afford.

Keep in mind that chemistry has been very important for the Giants, and that Romo is part of a...
Forum: BASEBALL 12-16-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 788
Posted By mfw13
Read the 25 other threads about receiving a...

Read the 25 other threads about receiving a damaged card from Topps....
Forum: RACING, GOLF & OTHER SPORTS 12-16-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,544
Posted By mfw13
You've already got one epic quality control...

You've already got one epic quality control fail.....Jack Colback's name is spelled "Coleback" on his relic & auto cards, DESPITE being spelled correctly on his base card.

Way to go Topps! You've...
Forum: RACING, GOLF & OTHER SPORTS 12-16-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,544
Posted By mfw13
You've already got one epic quality control...

You've already got one epic quality control fail.....Jack Colback's name is spelled "Coleback" on his relic & auto cards, DESPITE being spelled correctly on his base card.

Way to go Topps! You've...
Forum: BASEBALL 12-15-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 681
Posted By mfw13
During the 1960's/1970's Topps partnered with...

During the 1960's/1970's Topps partnered with A&BC (American and British Confectionary) to produce soccer cards, often using similar designs to Topps baseball/football cards from those years.
...
Forum: BASEBALL 12-14-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 7,806
Posted By mfw13
I don't think Sabean is necessarily going to give...

I don't think Sabean is necessarily going to give up on 2015, but he's not going to do anything stupid (like signing Headley to an inflated contract) either. When you are coming off three World...
Forum: BASEBALL 12-14-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 7,806
Posted By mfw13
When looking at the Giants' lack of activity,...

When looking at the Giants' lack of activity, remember one simple fact...Sabean is not just thinking about 2015.

To start with, next year's free agent pitching class (likely to include Price,...
Forum: BASEBALL 12-12-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,256
Posted By mfw13
I'm a set-collector who collects primarily based...

I'm a set-collector who collects primarily based on design and eye-appeal, and so far nothing has caught by fancy except possibly Topps Finest.

Won't collect Heritage this year, since I'm not a...
Forum: BASEBALL 12-12-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,104
Posted By mfw13
Yes.....three quarters of a win per season is a...

Yes.....three quarters of a win per season is a HUGE upgrade.....
Forum: BASEBALL 12-12-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,104
Posted By mfw13
McCarthy is NOT an upgrade over Haren. 1)...

McCarthy is NOT an upgrade over Haren.

1) McCarthy can't stay healthy (last year was his first ever with 25+ starts).
2) McCarthy gives up lots of hits (even during his nice run with the Yankees...
Forum: BASEBALL 12-11-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,991
Posted By mfw13
It's not that nobody has any advice....its that...

It's not that nobody has any advice....its that there have already been tons of threads regarding Topps and damaged cards.....do a little research......
Forum: BASEBALL 12-11-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,104
Posted By mfw13
How exactly do you figure that? McCarthy is...

How exactly do you figure that?

McCarthy is replacing Haren....no significant difference.
Rollins is replacing Ramirez....slight downgrade.
Kendrick is replacing Gordon....slight upgrade.

As...
Forum: BASEBALL 12-11-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,104
Posted By mfw13
You must be wearing rose-tinted glasses..... ...

You must be wearing rose-tinted glasses.....

Rollins has been a below-average offensive SS his entire career (97 OPS+), whose numbers have been boosted by playing in Philadelphia and will be hurt...
Forum: BASEBALL 12-11-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,104
Posted By mfw13
Does anybody have a clue what the Dodgers are doing?

Can anybody figure out what the Dodgers are doing?

Trade Dee Gordon....acquire Howie Kendrick....thus relegating Alex Guerrero back to the bench.

Don't sign Hanley, then trade for Jimmy...
Forum: BASEBALL 12-11-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 225
Posted By mfw13
This for a guy with a cumulative 0.9 WAR over the...

This for a guy with a cumulative 0.9 WAR over the past two seasons....
Forum: BASEBALL 12-10-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 2,652
Posted By mfw13
How are you going to get 3-4 great years from a...

How are you going to get 3-4 great years from a guy who has NEVER had a great year? 2014 was his ONLY year with an ERA under 3.20 and a WHIP under 1.20.

Lester is a solid #2, but he's no ace.....
Forum: BASEBALL 12-10-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 2,391
Posted By mfw13
Any Dodger.

Any Dodger.
Forum: BASEBALL 12-10-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 7,806
Posted By mfw13
I think the Giants will be fine even if they...

I think the Giants will be fine even if they don't sign a big name. Wouldn't be surprised at all if Sabean tried to swing a trade for a proven 3B like Longoria or Beltre, although I'm not sure the...
Forum: BASEBALL 12-10-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 2,652
Posted By mfw13
Agreed that you have to have decent starters in...

Agreed that you have to have decent starters in order to keep your team in the game until you can go to your bullpen. But I think there is currently a "bubble" when it comes to perceived front of the...
Forum: BASEBALL 12-10-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 2,652
Posted By mfw13
I gotta be honest and say that this is a bit much...

I gotta be honest and say that this is a bit much for a pitcher of Lester's quality. He's good (maybe $20 million/year good), but not that good.....

What's interesting is that both the Giants and...
Forum: BASEBALL 12-10-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 15,753
Posted By mfw13
And distributors are middle-men.....cut them out...

And distributors are middle-men.....cut them out of the supply chain and the hobby would be no worse for wear....

My point is that no individual collector is forced to pre-order anything.

Many...
Forum: BASEBALL 12-09-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 15,753
Posted By mfw13
Nobody has to pre-order products...personally, I...

Nobody has to pre-order products...personally, I would never buy anything until I saw the checklist and knew which cards were redemptions....
Forum: BASEBALL 12-09-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,186
Posted By mfw13
Because those numbers are a product of Kaat's...

Because those numbers are a product of Kaat's longevity, not his greatness. In actuality, he was a barely above average pitcher (108 ERA+) who only got Cy Young votes in 1 out of his 25 years and...
Forum: BASEBALL 12-09-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By mfw13
Don't underestimate how much time and effort it...

Don't underestimate how much time and effort it takes to run your own business. This is not something you can do successfully while holding a full-time job elsewhere. It will take all of your time,...
Forum: BASEBALL 12-08-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,129
Posted By mfw13
Part of the problem is that nobody really knows...

Part of the problem is that nobody really knows what cards of prospects are actually worth, which makes it hard for Topps to decide what is appropriate compensation.

People like to point to...
Forum: BASEBALL 12-08-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,186
Posted By mfw13
As another "small Hall" guy, I'd have to agree...

As another "small Hall" guy, I'd have to agree with the Veteran's Committee. While a lot of the players on this year's ballot were very good players, none of them were GREAT, and for me, the Hall of...
Forum: BASEBALL 12-05-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,148
Posted By mfw13
Easily. Because without all the extra HR he...

Easily.

Because without all the extra HR he hit using steroids, Sosa is barely in the discussion. Probably ends up with right around 450-500 HR and a BA < .270, with average to below average...
Forum: BASEBALL 12-05-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,148
Posted By mfw13
Personally, I think he's an idiot..... And...

Personally, I think he's an idiot.....

And it all depends on your definition of a Hall of Famer.

For example, my ballot this year would have only six guys on it.....Bonds, Clemens, Johnson,...
Forum: VINTAGE 12-04-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 454
Posted By mfw13
1968 Topps 3D Roberto Clemente 1967 Topps...

1968 Topps 3D Roberto Clemente
1967 Topps Action All-Stars Set
1959 Bazooka Johnny Unitas, Jim Brown
Forum: BASEBALL 12-04-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,148
Posted By mfw13
Not true at all, given that closers often enter...

Not true at all, given that closers often enter the game with a two or three run lead. Even if they enter the game with a one-run lead and then "fail" by giving up a run, the game is still tied.
...
Forum: BASEBALL 12-03-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 3,987
Posted By mfw13
Bottom line for me is that whatever...

Bottom line for me is that whatever Bonds/Clemens/Sosa/McGwire/Palmiero did, it wasn't against the rules of baseball at the time. So it can't be held against them, ex post facto style....
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