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

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

    Originally posted by bigblue_dl View Post
    I don't know exactly how this works, but it seems like you completely kill any shot of a team doing like Tampa did a couple years ago, coming out of no where to go to the World Series. I think that would be a bad thing.
    Well, they probably wouldn't come out of nowhere. The promotion/relegation system speaks to the origins of the leagues more than anything else. You also wouldn't see clubs settle for the basement for a reset as well.

    The thing about promotion/relegation is it as much a financial system (selling and purchasing of players) as it is a team caliber regulator.

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

    Originally posted by gounhwildcats View Post
    Because he's only been in the majors for a relatively short time. He was stuck behind Jim Thome a long time, before the Phils realized it was time to bite the bullet and get Howard into the lineup.
    Again, it's not just being stuck behind Thome. For the most part the thing was him playing college ball and not even starting minor league baseball until he was 21.

    That's where it all starts re: the belief that Pujols seems older.

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

    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's only been in the majors for a relatively short time. He was stuck behind Jim Thome a long time, before the Phils realized it was time to bite the bullet and get Howard into the lineup.

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

    http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/ar...ing-rotations/

    Interesting read.

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

    And I'm not so sure Florida would like having to spend like a Premier side. They'd be better off in League II.

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

    Originally posted by UMDBulldogHockeyIsKing View Post
    Premier League:

    New York Yankees
    Boston Red Sox
    Tampa Bay Rays
    Minnesota Twins
    Detroit Tigers
    Anaheim Angels of Los Angeles, Southern California, Western U.S., Earth
    Texas Rangers
    Seattle Mariners
    Philadelphia Phillies
    Florida Marlins
    St. Louis Cardinals
    Chicago Cubs
    LA Dodgers
    Colorado Rockies
    SF Giants

    Relegation: Everybody else. Two divisions for each league. with 8/7 East/West split.
    I don't know exactly how this works, but it seems like you completely kill any shot of a team doing like Tampa did a couple years ago, coming out of no where to go to the World Series. I think that would be a bad thing.

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

    Originally posted by Hopkinja View Post
    Why don't we just have a major league and a premier league with relegation between the two?
    Premier League:

    New York Yankees
    Boston Red Sox
    Tampa Bay Rays
    Minnesota Twins
    Detroit Tigers
    Anaheim Angels of Los Angeles, Southern California, Western U.S., Earth
    Texas Rangers
    Seattle Mariners
    Philadelphia Phillies
    Florida Marlins
    St. Louis Cardinals
    Chicago Cubs
    LA Dodgers
    Colorado Rockies
    SF Giants

    Relegation: Everybody else. Two divisions for each league. with 8/7 East/West split.

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

    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.
    Why don't we just have a major league and a premier league with relegation between the two?

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

    Originally posted by bigblue_dl View Post
    Can you say "team-building activity"?
    Poor Len Bias.

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  • bigblue_dl
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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"?

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

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

    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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