• Drew

    [Comment From Rich I.]
    You’re the scouting director for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on the day of the 1999 amateur draft. You have a crystal ball and know what their respective careers would be through 2008. Do you pick Josh Beckett or Josh Hamilton?

    UH, lets see, a guy that never played for you or a quality pitcher.

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      I don’t think that’s exactly what he was asking. The fact that Hamilton had demons that forced him out of the game temporarily doesn’t mean the Rays would be forced to release him or let him walk if given a do-over.

      He’s saying, knowing that both Hamilton and Beckett would eventually become very good, All-Star caliber players but that they’d both struggle to stay healthy and on the field, who would you take?

      • Drew

        I hope so but thats not how it reads.

        • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Yes, it is how it reads. It’s phrased as a hypothetical. You’re acting like the future events that transpired are UNCHANGEABLE, which would make it a moot hypothetical, and hence, a gigantic waste of everyone’s time.

          Of course he’s asking “knowing what you know now, would you take Hamilton or Beckett PROVIDED THAT you could then choose to actually keep Hamilton rather than releasing him, armed with the knowledge that he’s likely to eventually pan out AND given the financial ramifications of taking and developing Beckett – namely, his early success will increase his impending contract demands in the middle of the decade, likely well before your team is competitive, and that he’ll also struggle with injuries.”

          And, while we’re on the topic, your retort was “UH, lets see, a guy that never played for you or a quality pitcher.” The fact that Hamilton never played for the Rays doesn’t change the fact that Hamilton is now a quality hitter, meaning that your retort really should have been “Hmm, a quality hitter who’s hurt and suspended a lot, or a quality pitcher who’s hurt a lot and now expensive… good question.”

          Come on, Drew, don’t be so obtuse about this.

          • Drew

            Okay bro I didn’t mean to offend you or him, I just felt that if he meant something else he could have worded it a little better. He did say given how their respective careers have went.. in which case we all know the answer to that. I guess I could’ve just let it go but I didn’t.. Either way, how great would it be if JH was patrolling our centerfield!?

            • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

              Either way, how great would it be if JH was patrolling our centerfield!?

              Probably not as good as you think. He’s not that great defensively, and his offensive totals are most definitely inflated due to Arlington.

              He’s better than Melky or Gardner, no doubt, but he’s probably not the stud he was made out to be by Peter Gammons and Rick Reilly slobbering all over him during the All-Star Weekend.

              • Mike Pop

                I heard his tears cure drug abuse though.

                Too bad he wasn’t in Texas with A-Roid….well A-Roid is still taking PED’s now cause he is a dirty cheater, and sells drugs to young innocent kids.

                • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

                  well A-Roid is still taking PED’s now cause he is a dirty cheater, and sells drugs to young innocent kids.

                  Nuh-uhn, no way. Nails Krzyzewski wouldn’t do that, okay?

              • Drew

                Dudebro, he nearly had 100 RBI by the break last ear. You wouldn’t consider it great to have him in our CF? (assuming he stayed straight)

              • jsbrendog

                no i agree but what he did in that hr derby was inhuman…esp seeing it from the stands, i was in awe.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan Rooting For Team D.R

    impacto deportivo is reporting that the yankees are going to trade alex rodriguez to the mariners for adrian beltre so far thats all they reported wtff is this a joke

    • anonymous

      its really not impressive when you break stories by just randomly guessing at shit

      • yankeefan91 Arod fan Rooting For Team D.R

        dumb fuck thats what i read heres the link its in spanish

        http://www.impactodeportivo.com.do/?op=displaystory&story_id=5602&format=html

        • anonymous

          huh? Yeh, I know the site. Thats who I was talking about. They were the ones who reported Manny signed with the Yankees back in January or something.

          • yankeefan91 Arod fan Rooting For Team D.R

            ma bad i though u said i made it up sorry :(

            • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside
            • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi aka The Morals Police

              Even if he mistakenly said you made it up you could kindly correct him without using that kind of language.

              • Mike Pop

                I hope it’s true. Beltre, Brandon Morrow, and Ichiro so we take on money.

                • Drew

                  Can someone try to translate that article? I used a free translator but it didn’t make much sense.

                • jsbrendog

                  just get rid of arod. ive said it since day 1. the day boston traded for him i went YES! then when it was nullified i went, meh, ok.

                  Then when we traded for him I went NO!!! then when he opted out i went YES! and Cashman said he did not want to sig him i said FUCK YES!!

                  then hank came in and signed him and i sai NO!!!! then when i saw contract details i said FUCK NO!!!

                  and here we are. and i still dont like it. blah blah he’s the best etc etc what he does for our lineup meh meh hoppity boppuity garbly garble whatever

                  imo. i know it will never happen because no one wants to even come close to paying him and its just stupid all around and it is obv completely made up but still…a man ca dream. get jim duquette back in the mets FO and offer arod for wright straight up and make the money match where they get paid equally and we’re set.

                • Mike Pop

                  Ya, I hear ya but I still want him on my team. I was stoked when he re-signed until I saw it was a 10 year. Then I cried myself to sleep and sucked my thumb.

                • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

                  jsb, when I was reading your rant, I kept thinking about Lois in the intro to “Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story”.

                  Where Lois is on the red carpet being interviewed by Asian Reporter Tricia Takanawa:

                  Lois Griffin: [drunkenly] When I heard… when I heard… that we were going to be in a movie, I was like, “Fuck yeah!”

                  Peter, Peter… GET ON! GET ON!

                • jsbrendog

                  i said get on.

              • yankeefan91 Arod fan Rooting For Team D.R

                sorry u right ur 100% correct

        • Mike Pop

          Lol @ dumb fuck.

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

          Call someone a “dumb fuck” again on this site, and you will be banned. That’s not open for discussion.

          • yankeefan91 Arod fan Rooting For Team D.R

            sorry ben it wont happen again

      • Drew

        LOL, This just in Via DrewNews; Derek Jeter was just aquired by the Mets for a future 7th rounder and 9 maple bats.

        • anonymous

          Probably asked for 15 bats but Omar is a tough cookie.

        • Mike Pop

          HAHAHA! That would be impossible because you can’t trade draft picks, dumby.

          • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            I believe you mean to say:

            That would be impossible because you can’t trade draft picks, YOU DUMB F#$%!!!!

            • jsbrendog

              this girl i had relations with, her iq was 85. she was a dumb F&#^@…..

              ::throw rotten tomatoes now::

              • Mike Pop

                Not to mention she slept with every guy in the hood.

          • Drew

            Hey man don’t hate the messenger, I’m just reporting what my news agency told me.

      • pat

        Hmm first griffey now arod, I wonder what edgar and jay buhner are up to.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan Rooting For Team D.R

    i translated it in english

    A change “bomb” is approaching in the Major Leagues.

    The New York Yankees are considering switching to this Friday at Alex Rodriguez Seattle Mariners.

    The business is big and complicated.

    In the immediate future, as reported to Impactodeportivo.com.do, the Yankees third baseman also receive andalusia Adrián Beltré.

    The source is close to the Yankees, and almost certainly will not confirm the news until everything is “tied.”

    The Yankees would feel bad about the many negative strands of Alex and the constant beating of the NY Press.

    Attentive to that news.

    • Mike Pop

      It’s true…damn.

    • Drew

      Disregard my request to translate the article.. Thanks Yankfan91

      • yankeefan91 Arod fan Rooting For Team D.R

        no problem drew

    • jsbrendog

      i believe that this could be rumnors the yankees are trading FOR adrian beltre and arod only comes up because it is in direct reaction to his injury and creates a serious issue when arod comes back.

      BUT if you can get beltre and arod is bakc before the trade deadline the you can lfip beltre to a contender coughcoughtwinscoughcough looking for a slugging 3b

      • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

        That’s not what the article says. It explicitly says that the Yanks will trade A-Rod for Beltre.

        Btw when will we all learn that Impacto Deportivo is not to be trusted?

  • Drew

    I know this isn’t an open thread, but is anyone going to watch China vs. Taipei tonight?

  • jsbrendog

    dear mo,

    please let this impactodeportivo trade rumor be right. and may mo save derek jeter’s range.

    thank you, your humble servant.

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Don’t hold your breath, jsb.

      Sometimes, the unanswered prayers are the best ones. The good Mo works in mysterious ways.

      • jsbrendog

        like having meaningless surgery to give other players hope they might be able to get a hit off him this yr?

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