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    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Ryan Westmoreland, a 19-year-old outfielder and Rhode Island native widely considered to be the best position prospect in the Red Sox system, is scheduled to undergo brain surgery Tuesday for an unusual congenital condition that carries significant risk of neurological damage and is potentially life-threatening.

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    • Re: 2009 MLB Thread, Part II: Claimed Off The Waiver Wire

      Originally posted by Priceless View Post
      Marlins ownership: "We'd like to keep our payroll no more than 40 million for the next 70 years. Can we just move to the AL East permanently? Pretty please?"

      Braves ownership: "Frankly, we're tired of losing to the freakin Nationals. We'd like to move to the NL Central so we can beat up on the Pirates and Brewers all year long."

      Mets ownership: "We're still ****ed at Carlos Beltran. No comment." EDIT: Really? You can't say p i ssed? Weak.

      Nationals ownership: "We have Strasburg."

      Phillies ownership: "I think we're cool where we are. Just don't let the Yankees in here."
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        From the "Never in a million years" Department:

        http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=4994845

        Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro flatly denied that the internal discussions have taken place. "Lies," he said. "That's a lie. I don't know who you're talking to, but that's a lie."

        The talk may well echo, in the end, another blockbuster deal that was discussed but never consummated many years ago: Executives of the Red Sox and Yankees once famously discussed a trade of Ted Williams for Joe DiMaggio.
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        • Re: 2009 MLB Thread, Part II: Claimed Off The Waiver Wire

          That's like arguing a trade of Ted Williams for Dom Dimaggio.

          Howard is inferior in every respect to Pujols. Howard is even older than Pujols.
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          • Re: 2009 MLB Thread, Part II: Claimed Off The Waiver Wire

            Originally posted by Terrierbyassociation View Post
            That's like arguing a trade of Ted Williams for Dom Dimaggio.

            Howard is inferior in every respect to Pujols. Howard is even older than Pujols.
            even then gm littlefield and the pirates didn't want howard for kip wells
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            • Re: 2009 MLB Thread, Part II: Claimed Off The Waiver Wire

              Originally posted by mookie1995 View Post
              even then gm littlefield and the pirates didn't want howard for kip wells
              Kip Wells was awesome to see when he first came up, before he got Barry Zito's fastball.

              Same goes for Kris Benson.
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                Howard is older than Pujols? Why was I thinking that he was young, like 25 years old?
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                  Originally posted by bigblue_dl View Post
                  Howard is older than Pujols? Why was I thinking that he was young, like 25 years old?
                  Because he made it to the majors late because 1) he went to college first, not signing a pro contract until he was 21 years old 2) he was blocked at first base by Thome.

                  The dude won the ROY award and then a month later turned 26.

                  Albert Pujols is about 2 months younger. To put in perspective, the same year Howard was drafted, Pujols made it to the big leagues.

                  This is a complete non-story, unless the Cardinals were stupid.
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                    The committee already has made good on Selig's promise by discussing a radical form of "floating" realignment in which teams would not be fixed to a division, but free to change divisions from year-to-year based on geography, payroll and their plans to contend or not.
                    The honesty of clean, unbridled cynicism. Gotta love it.

                    Just have the Yankees and Red Sox play 162 RS games. That would solve everything.
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                      Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                      The honesty of clean, unbridled cynicism. Gotta love it.

                      Just have the Yankees and Red Sox play 162 RS games. That would solve everything.
                      In tough economic times, it would go a long way towards helping ESPN slash their travel budget.
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                        The Nationals have released Elijah Dukes, expected to be a starting outfielder. What do you want to bet that he did something stupid........again.
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                        • Re: 2009 MLB Thread, Part II: Claimed Off The Waiver Wire

                          Originally posted by Hammer View Post
                          The Nationals have released Elijah Dukes, expected to be a starting outfielder. What do you want to bet that he did something stupid........again.
                          He got 2 hits off me in AAA in The Show.

                          Great run down by the Mets. They can't get the guy out, so just step on him instead.

                          Oh, and Rangers manager Ron Washington tested positive for cocaine.

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                            So now we've got to be careful when we ask if a manager is on crack after he makes a bone-headed move.
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                              Originally posted by Priceless View Post
                              Oh, and Rangers manager Ron Washington tested positive for cocaine.
                              That's interesting considering Josh Hamilton is on his team. You'd think you could learn from that guys mistakes.
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                              • Re: 2009 MLB Thread, Part II: Claimed Off The Waiver Wire

                                Originally posted by JF_Gophers View Post
                                That's interesting considering Josh Hamilton is on his team. You'd think you could learn from that guys mistakes.
                                Can you say "team-building activity"?
                                Having a clear conscience just means you have a bad memory or you had a boring weekend.

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