Sep
02

Open Thread: Six in a row and ready for more

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(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Don’t cry, Dallas. Maybe one day you’ll be good enough to pitch on CC’s mound.

Seriously though, how awesome was the big guy today? It looked like Sabathia was throwing a low intensity bullpen session most of the afternoon; he could probably start again on Saturday. Six wins in a row and the magic number for a playoff spot is down to 21, which a chance to drop to 20 tonight if the Red Sox fall to the Orioles.

Here’s your open thread for the night. The Mets are going to get their asses kicked in Atlanta again, plus the Tigers and Twins will be on the MLB Network (depending on where you live). There are also various college football games going on as well. Chat about whatever you want; just don’t be a dick.

Categories : Open Thread
  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Open Thread: Six in a row and ready for more mo’

    Fixed.

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    Posnanski got outPosnanski’d, boom
    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/bl.....mlb-267008

    (Or maybe I’m still stunned because I saw that Posnanski’s latest column is apparently a discussion about Derek Jeter’s contract with KEN TREMENDOUS.)

    • http://twitter.com/simmonsclass Sam

      At least he got someone with an unbiased opinion to comment on the subject

  • drill me deep

    the pride of vallejo busted another rhymes with the mostest. that’s how they do it in 707. the most lyrical gangster since E40 out of Vallejo, the big man doing it again and again.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    • http://twitter.com/simmonsclass Sam

      That first part was sooooo close to being a sentence, yet so far

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Colorless green ideas sleep furiously.

        • Tom Swift

          Man, TSJC, you are one smart dude.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Make a sentence with as few words as possible, using these four words:

        Orange
        Train
        Window
        Horse

        You may not change number (you can’t make words plural), but you can play with parts of speech (hint: making things into proper noun’s helps). The sentence must make logical and grammatical sense. I’ve done it in four words.

        • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

          /English teacher’d

          • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

            :)

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          No one wants to take this challenge? WIMPS!

          • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

            Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo?

        • Hughesus Christo

          Window, train Orange Horse.

          Shout out to my buddy Window and my puppy Orange Horse.

        • Thomas

          Window, train Orange Horse.

          This assumes Window and Orange Horse are people, which makes you sound like a stereotypical Native American.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            If you can make the words proper nouns (as in, the names of people/places/etc.), though, it’s easy. Especially since “train”, “window”, and “horse” can all be used as verbs.

            Orange, horse Window Train.

            Train Horse, window Orange.

            And so on.

            • Thomas

              True, but Matt clearly says that you can do that. If you can’t the best I could come up with took six words.

              Horse, look a train window.

              This assumes “a” is a word that must be used (as it should) and that a person could talk to his horse (which is true).

          • Accent Shallow

            a stereotypical Native American.

            No, that’s my brother, Crazy Talk!

        • Not Tank the Frank

          The orange horse jumped through the train window.

          That’s a true story by the way.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Is it just me or does Melky always seem to play WAY too far towards LF when he’s playing CF?

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    BREAK UP THE METS!!!!!

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      No, seriously. Break up the Mets.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        In all my (short) years , the sentiment of Mets fans to “break up the core” is one of the most confusing things ever. It just doesn’t make sense, yet everyone thinks it’s what the Mets need to do to win.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Wait, the Mets have a core?

          Since when?

          • Accent Shallow

            As much of a dope as Minaya is, is it really his fault that neither Wright or Reyes has been as good/healthy in 2009/2010 as in 2008?

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    i love love the 1.5 game lead…

    :)

  • drill me deep

    it’s time to break up the core of the this Mets team ; The Mets need to do it to win.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Two genuine questions:

      1.) Who do you consider to be the “core”? Is it just Reyes and Wright? Is it also Beltran and Santana and KRod and Bay?
      2.) What exactly do you think you can get for these “core” players? Right now, on this market?

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        I’d say it’s Reyes-Wright-Beltran at this point? That’s what I usually think of.

        • Thomas

          I’d say that Santana and Bay are now in the core, since they are key pieces (you possibly could put Pelfrey in there).

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          This coming year is Beltran’s last, though. I don’t know if he’s “core” anymore, he’s on his way out.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

        Wright, Reyes, and Johan.

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        I dunno about others, but I consider the Mets core to be Reyes, Wright, Beltran, Santana, and Pelfrey. I mean, who knows what’s going on with Pelfrey, but he’s in there.

        • Not Tank the Frank

          Ahhh Pelfrey! He’s so easily forgettable!!!

          • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

            (furiously licks hand)

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUvg7Empjfg Captain Jack

        I’d say Wright, Beltran, Santana, Frankie, Reyes, and Bay…probably Davis and Pelfrey more so than Frankie and Bay

        Now, lets say hypothetically the Mets do decide to break up the core:

        For a player like David Wright I’d say a team like the Rangers who wants to break into baseball’s elite (Yankees/Rays/Red Sox/etc) would give a handsome package for him. They’re a talent machine and Wright is still pretty young, so it’d work for them. In all honesty if the Mets don’t have any interest in getting a catcher and a right fielder who can post an OBP north of .300 or a second basemen who can slug over .300 they should engage Texas in trade talks.

        Johan Santana? Depends on the team, there package that it’d take to acquire him would be a pretty big one, definitely more than what the Mets gave up. Since you’d have to pay what’s the left of the deal, I can only see the loser of the Cliff Lee sweepstakes being interested in him.

        Beltran? Probably not what he’s worth…he’s got a year left on the deal, if they aren’t going to maximize their chances of winning while he’s still signed they should deal him to San Diego or something and let him play for a team that doesn’t suck.

        Reyes? One of the more overrated players in baseball meaning Kenny Williams, Ned Colletti, and several other GMs would line up to overpay for him…that actually might not be a bad move.

        Players like Jason Bay and Frakie Rodriguez probably don’t have a whole lot of trade value on a market like this, but if they do decide to deal one of their four “core” guys with value they might be able to build a strong organization with Davis and Pelfrey still being pretty young and under team control for a while.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Johan Santana? Depends on the team, there package that it’d take to acquire him would be a pretty big one, definitely more than what the Mets gave up. Since you’d have to pay what’s the left of the deal, I can only see the loser of the Cliff Lee sweepstakes being interested in him.

          Santana’s got diminished velocity and is making 22.5M, 24M, 25.5M, and a 5.5M buyout.

          Unless the Mets are kicking in like 20-30M, they’re not moving him for anything but marginal prospects.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUvg7Empjfg Captain Jack

            Ehhh…he’s still putting up ERA+ numbers in the 130s and he’s still Johan Santana, someone would take him.

  • http://twitter.com/simmonsclass Sam

    Vick/Brunell would have been a fun matchup like 8 years ago, now they’re starting the 4th preseason game

  • PaulF

    I know It’s too early to think about next year, but I’m wondering which team, the Sox or the Rays, everyone thinks will be better next year.
    Personally I have no idea. Tampa will probably lose Crawford and Pena, but they a lot of young talent, like Desmond Jennings, coming up. The Red Sox have money coming off the books, but they need to replace or resign Beltre, Ortiz, and Martinez, their current 3-4-5 hitters, and rebuild the bullpen.
    So, what do you think?

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      the Yankees

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUvg7Empjfg Captain Jack

        Hot.

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

          It’s because of the sexy nerdglasses

          • ShuutoHeat (Passion>all)

            This.

      • PaulF

        I know, but who finishes second? I think it’s interesting to think about, even if you think the Yankees will win no matter what these teams do in the offseason.

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

          I was just kidding. I want to say the Red Sox just because the Rays are losing Crawford, but the Rays are dependent on their pitching and that’s not gonna change.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          I know, but who finishes second?

          Who cares, son? If you ain’t first, you’re last.

          /ReeseBobby’d

          • Not Tank the Frank

            And I’m also gonna need to know where your commode’s at.

            /Thatoneguy’d

          • Thomas

            I believe second place is just the team closest to the Yankees’ ass.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      It’s too early to predict.

      Sincerely,
      Joe Morgan

      Seriously, though, I think it’ll be like this year: all three big teams in the A.L. East will be relatively evenly matched. I wouldn’t be surprised at any combination of finishes. Gut feeling: Rays.

      • http://twitter.com/simmonsclass Sam

        It is going to come down to who is more consistent and wins the most games
        /Joe Morgan

        • Thomas

          You misspelled cosistent.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      I know It’s too early to think about next year, but I’m wondering which team, the Sox or the Rays, everyone thinks will be better next year.

      The Orioles.

      BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM, THAT JUST HAPPENED.

      Sincerely,
      Bret

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        I hope Bret’s pissed that the Orioles (I typed “Oriloles” like four times before typing that properly, ooooops) probably aren’t going to finish last and therefore be first overall in the draft.

    • Not Tank the Frank

      My Red Sox friend says (and he’s serious) that the Sox will move Josh Beckett – one of the Five Aces – to the bullpen to accommodate Cliff Lee. They will do this because, and allow me to paraphrase, Lackey’s stuff doesn’t translate to the bullpen while Beckett’s does.

      The Red Sox will then have Six Aces (not including HOF candidate Casey Kelly) and will hence be unbeatable.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        They will do this because, and allow me to paraphrase, Lackey’s stuff doesn’t translate to the bullpen while Beckett’s does.

        I just threw up in my mouth a bit.

        • seimiya

          Josh Beckett, longman.

          It has a good ring to it.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        You should probably kill your friend. Euthanize him.

        It’s the only sensible and humane option.

        • ShuutoHeat (Passion>all)

          Yes, for the good of the human gene pool and all humanity.

      • dan

        you must be kidding……………by the keely is already in the hal lalong w/lars and the guy w/brain surgery.

      • Kit

        I paused after reading, “they move Beckett–one of the five aces” and said, “Say whaaaaaaaaaaaaat?”

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        We’re all forgetting Doubront and Bowden. EIGHT ACES.

    • vin

      The Sox will be better. As you said they have money coming off the books, and the Rays will lose at least one of Crawford and Pena. Also, the Rays have had tremendous luck keeping their starters healthy (until very recently). They were similarly fortunate in 2008 and rode that to the WS. It’s a much different team if Crawford bolts, Garza gets injured, and Neimann & Hellickson struggle – for example.

  • drill me deep

    1.Reyes, Wright, Johan, Bay ,and krod. which amounts to a rebuilding process in the big apple, which any GM of a new york team would loath to admit.
    2.you may get a decent haul if the Mets are willing to eat some money which they almost have to in today’s economical climate.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      1.) Please use the reply button.
      2.) Even if you eat money, you’re not getting back prospects good enough to merit trading away Reyes, Wright, or Johan. You’re better off holding them and waiting for bouncebacks, their stock is too low.
      3.) Nobody’s touching Jason Bay or Frankie Rodriguez with a ten foot pole. You could pay their entire salaries and I still wouldn’t give you even a non-prospect for either one of them. They suck.

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        Really? If someone paid Jason Bay’s entire salary I’d happily give him a non-prospect. I mean, maybe not for the Yankees specifically, but in general. 2010 isn’t his true talent level. K-Rod no, but that’s because he’s a frigging douchebag who hasn’t been that good since 2008.

        • UncleArgyle

          I agree on Bay. Eat a shit ton of salary and lots of teams would be interested. I’ll say the “core mets” are Wright, Johan, Reyes, Pelfrey, Davis.

      • drill me deep

        1. as i stated you will a get ‘decent haul’ for the ‘core’ as i am operating under the assumption that if you have to trade him.

        2. someone will touch jason bay and frankie rodriguez with ten foot pole if you pay the entirety of their salaries. Not being able to forecast their performances and other teams needs next year, it makes it hard to gauge what you can get for them.

        so overall, you will get a decent haul for those mentioned above.
        would i do it? prolly not, you trade high , not low.

  • http://fmylife.com Bryan

    Why does this site say 28? Is it wrong?

    http://www.yankeesmagicnumber.com/

    No World Series sarcasm please.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      that’s probably for the division. The RAB magic number is “only” playoffs.

      • vin

        Yeah, it says the number is calculated relative to the “closest opponent.” Which would be for the division.

        “Take the number of games yet to be played, add one, then subtract the number of games ahead in the loss column of the standings from the closest opponent.”

  • Hughesus Christo

    Odds Vick is the starter in Philly by Week 7?

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Low. I don’t think Kolb will be that good, but I don’t think he’ll be bad enough to force that move.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Disclaimer: I don’t know shit about football.

        • Accent Shallow

          That’s ok, neither do Philly phans.

      • Hughesus Christo

        The fans will force it if Kolb is struggling.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          I doubt Kolb struggles, so I’ll say the odds Vick is the starter by Week 7 are 5%.

          Andy Reid may have 99 problems, but designing a passer-friendly offense ain’t one.

          • UncleArgyle

            If Phillys O-Line keeps playing like crap, Vick might be playing sooner than you think.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

              Touché.

          • daniel aka bryce harper

            IETC

      • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

        trust me, if he sucks ass by week 7, vick will be getting much more than the occasional wildcat playing time

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    They still do the chop at Braves games? Wow.

    • http://fmylife.com Bryan

      I actually have one of the foam “axes”. No joke.

    • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

      am i one of those people who loves the chopping?

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Apparently, haha.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Probably.

        The teams in sports I hate the most:

        1.) Boston Red Sox
        2.) New England Patriots
        3.) Boston Celtics
        4t.) Cleveland Indians
        4t.) Atlanta Braves
        4t.) Washington Redskins
        4t.) Kansas City Chiefs
        4t.) Florida State Seminoles

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          I’m sensing two distinct themes here…

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            No, just one theme. I hate racists.

            • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

              Haha, incredibly well played.

            • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

              TCWA (even to a Pats and Celtics fan).

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

                Fun Fact: The Atlanta Braves and Washington Redskins both began their sporting lives in the city of Boston.

            • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

              hahahahaha.

            • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

              Interrogative:

              If the teams changed their names to reflect the Native American tribes that lived in their respective areas and/or included less caricatured logos, would you change your stance?

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

                Yes.

                If the Cleveland Indians tomorrow changed their name to the Cleveland Buckeyes (or something else) they would immediately move from by “hated” list to my “irrelevant” list.

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

                  Oh, wait, my bad, I read too soon. I thought you were asking if they stopped using native mascots/names all together.

                  The answer to the ACTUAL question you asked is “no”. There’s no more sensitive way to endorse or approve or nuance Indian caricatures.

                  Fruit of a poisoned tree.

                  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

                    Got it; ignore my last post. Thanks.

                  • Thomas

                    Just to get this straight, you don’t like the Fighting Illini?

                    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

                      Nope.

                    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

                      Oh, and the North Dakota Fighting Sioux can go fuck themselves.

                    • Thomas

                      What about the Fighting Whites?

                      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fighting_Whites (safe, if you don’t about them)

                    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

                      The Fighting Whities is brilliant political satire. I approve wholeheartedly.

                  • drill me deep

                    along the same logic, don’t you hate being an American period.

                    neverminding the fact we trivialized vanishing cultures with sports logo and names. we did the vanishing in the first place. Manifested our destiny over the woes of others.

                    btw, when i think of the Chiefs , i am thinking of Nigerian Nightmare running over little guys on my nintendo tecmo superbowl.

                    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

                      btw, when i think of the Chiefs , i am thinking of Nigerian Nightmare running over little guys on my nintendo tecmo superbowl.

                      That. Okoye and Word were the shit.

                      Also, Butts-Butts-Early-Butts.

                    • Januz

                      Kansas City should be thought of in terms of the toughest guy in the history of the NFL……….. Fred “The Hammer” Williamson.

                • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

                  If a pro team named the Connecticut Pequots popped up tomorrow and featured a logo that was, say, a symbol from the Pequot language, you’d be cool with that?

                  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

                    Disregard, considering your last post.

                    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

                      Yeah, sorry for the confusion. I heard your comment differently than you were saying it and gave you a misleading response.

        • Salty Buggah

          Cleveland should change it’s name to the “Cleveland Natives” if they won’t change it to something completely different.

          • Januz

            Cleveland should copy Indiana……… Instead of being Hoosers they should call themselves Losers (They have not won since Jim Brown left (I can’t blame Lebron, Modell, Manny etc for leaving).

        • Januz

          Where are the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Florida Gators. Or is it politically correctness run amok?
          Here is my list.
          1: Dallas Cowboys
          2: Boston Red Sox
          3: Mutts
          4: Ohio State Buckeyes
          5: NY Rangers
          6: Baltimore Revens
          7: Cleveland Browns
          8: USC Trojans
          9: Washington Capitals
          10: Michigan Wolverines

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            I just dislike the Cornhuskers and Gators, I don’t actually hate them.

    • Brad Toughy

      Fun Fact: Deion Sanders brought the chop to Atlanta from Florida State when he gave baseball a whirl in the early 90s. I’ve got a Marlins/FSU fan who gets so pissed when the Braves do it when they play the Marlins.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        It’s my least favorite thing about Deion (who I like).

        My favorite thing about Deion, of course, is the Deion Sanders Hot Dog Express™.

        http://www.chriskula.com/misc/deion.jpg

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    SNY jut had something on the crawl saying UConn Football Preview. Here’s the UConn Football Preview:

    1. Good defense.
    2. Good running game.
    3. A QB who can’t throw a deep ball to save his life
    4. A good, not great season that ends in a middling bowl win.

    • Thomas

      Stewart Mandel of SI has UConn going to a BCS Bowl (Fiesta Bowl IIRC). I know they have an easy schedule, but that may be a touch optimistic.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Agreed; I still don’t think they’ll make that leap to the next level until they get a QB who can throw.

    • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

      Big East is weaaaak this year. Most analysts are either picking wildly or picking UConn because they have the best coach and are returning the most starters (18, I think).

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        I hope they do well, but I’ll believe it when I see it.

        Oh and West Virginia just scored again.

        • Thomas

          Hahaha.

          Pitt is definitely the best team this year.

          • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

            By the way, a guy I worked with for a few months SELECTED MESSAGES FOR THE INSTANT DAILY. I was in the presence of a god.

            • Thomas

              That you were.

              Always my favorite submission was: “What do you get if you walk by the School of Business to slowly? A DEGREE!”

              • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

                Haha, yes. I got in once. It was something along the lines of “I just saw my first ‘Good Ole Tom’ ad of the year. My return to school is now complete.”

        • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

          I’m with you. I’ve been so immersed in Yankeeland I haven’t even really perused the schedule yet. When is the Michigan game?

          • Thomas

            Sat. 3

            • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

              ooh. Thanks for the head’s up. Gotta make myself available.

  • seimiya

    What’s the fewest amount of games that has been played on a regular-season day (excluding the All-Star Game/Break)? It feels like this is a really small number of games to be played in a day.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      I remember numerous single-game days on the calendar throughout my baseball-watching life.

      • seimiya

        Wow. Really? I need to pay more attention.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          ESPN’s SportsCenter is so sad and lonely on those days.

          • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

            Someone on Twitter said that SportsCenter has become like TV in Idiocracy. I laughed.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

              Brilliant.

          • seimiya

            I haven’t had any TV (even basic cable) in months.

    • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

      i’m going to guess zero (day of 9/11)* cheating

      • seimiya

        :|

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        And June 6, 1944.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      I know on June 21 there were only three games, NYY/ARI, KCR/WAS, CIN/OAK. Dunno how to search for this sort of thing though.

  • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

    Does anyone have a picture of CC standing on the mound looking in at the catcher? I scrolled through a ton of google images to no avail.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      Can’t promise anything, and they have watermarks, but try Getty Images, Wire Images, etc.

    • seimiya

      daylife tends to be great (and more often than not, watermark-free), but most of the images of cc there are of him actually pitching, mid-throw, talking to Posada, etc.. maybe Zimbio?

      • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

        That’s the problem I was having. Motion shots. Thanks for all the suggestions. I’ll check em out.

    • ColoYank

      Does CC’s glove look wonderfully old-fashioned to anyone else? It would look about right on a pitcher during the 1940s. I’m just referring to footage I’ve seen.

      • Big Juan

        Not that I’ve noticed. He uses a pretty standard Nike glove IIRC.

        • ColoYank

          Look a little closer when they show his face shot as he’s getting the sign. It’s one very cool thing about a very cool dude.

  • ColoYank

    Do you trust my calculations?

    True fact: Tommy Kahnle has a 0.50 WHIP and 14.8K/9 at Staten Island.

    He’s a junior high schooler pitching in kindergarten. Or something.

    • Reggie C.

      Most definitely an interesting reliever prospect next season. He’ll probably pass Venditte on the Trenton roster by June of next season. Burawa’s another fire-baller who’s got the local-kid-thing in his favor. Go Red Men!

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    College football picks?

    I’ll say
    SEC: Bama
    ACC: Miami
    Big 10: Ohio State
    Big XII: Oklahoma (!?)
    Pac 10: Oregon State
    Big East: Pitt

    Title game is Bama v. Ohio State, with Bama winning it again.

    • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

      a&m will make noise in the big 12 this year. Think 2006 a&m team that went 9-3 and lost 3 games by 7 total points (im still bitter about that game in 06 vs OU when Fran decided to go for a FG down 4 with 2 minutes left….)

    • Reggie C.

      I miss the days when MIA was the biggest, baddest boy on the block. All those great NFL non-QB players that have come from that school can’t be ignored. Cant forget about Jimmy Johnson.

      I wanna see the Hurricanes back on top.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        You: preaching
        Me: the choir

        • ColoYank

          That’s precision and concision, my man!

          That’s why IETC.

    • Brad Toughy

      If Boise beats VaTech this weekend, is there any team they play that has a good chance at beating them? They’re already at 3 and I can’t see two other teams running the table in a major conference.

      In that case, does Boise go to the title game? Frankly I stop caring about college football after the conference championships.

      • Rick in Boston

        Boise still has to play Oregon State. Plus Nevada is usually a tough out. Boise always plays down to at least one team – maybe Utah State this year.

        • Brad Toughy

          Oregon State is a home game for them. I guess at Nevada will be their most likely loss after VaTech, but I don’t see them losing that game.

          Utah State was 4-8 last year and I don’t think they’re much better this year. If Boise wins this weekend, they probably run the table.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        If Boise beats VaTech this weekend, is there any team they play that has a good chance at beating them?

        Probably not.

        In that case, does Boise go to the title game?

        Yes, if they beat VT. I don’t think they will, though.

        • Januz

          Great game this Saturday which is OVERLOOKED because it is NOT ESPN. Oregon St vs TCU. Froggies are legit title contenders.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            Hey, Januz: Oregon State v. TCU is being televised by ESPN.

            • Januz

              I did not realize that. I thought Versus did Mountain West Games. When is that game on?

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder
                • Januz

                  Thank You, I am watching that game.
                  ps. OSU might have the toughest schedule in the country:
                  /04/10 vs. TCU Arlington, Texas 4:45 p.m. PT
                  09/18/10 vs. Louisville Corvallis, Ore. 2:30 p.m. PT
                  09/25/10 at Boise State Boise, Idaho TBA
                  10/02/10 vs. Arizona State Corvallis, Ore. 3:30 p.m. PT
                  10/09/10 at Arizona Tucson, Ariz. TBA
                  10/16/10 at Washington Seattle, Wash. TBA
                  10/30/10 vs. California (Homecoming) Corvallis, Ore. TBA
                  11/06/10 at UCLA Los Angeles, Calif. TBA
                  11/13/10 vs. Washington State (Dad’s Wknd) Corvallis, Ore. TBA
                  11/20/10 vs. USC Corvallis, Ore. 5:00 p.m. PT
                  11/27/10 at Stanford Stanford, Calif. TBA
                  12/04/10 vs. Oregon Corvallis, Ore. TBA

        • Januz

          Don’t forget TCU. If they beat Oregon St and at Utah, they could play for the title.

        • Brad Toughy

          Touche. I think they’ve got a good chance this weekend. Which is sad because I don’t think I could be convinced at the end of the season that they’re one of the top two teams in the nation, despite a possible undefeated season.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            Oh, I think Boise has a good chance, yes. I think they come up just short, though.

            Basically, between VT and Oregon State, I think they’re both good games but the Broncos lose one of them close.

    • Januz

      SEC: Florida
      ACC: VA Tech
      BIG 10: Ohio St (Arggggggggggg).
      BIG XII:Nebraska
      PAC 10: Oregon
      EAST: Pitt (Argggg).

  • vin
    • Big Juan

      Classic. That tweet was clearly sarcastic. No? ESPN has lost all legitimacy in my mind.

      • Januz

        ESPN Basically SUCKS. With one notable exception……….. College Football. Saturday the Nitts against Youngstown St, then at Alabama. We Are Penn St!

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Out of curiousity, Januz, did they not teach syntax at Penn State?

  • drill me deep

    a night without live Yankee baseball is definitely little lacking. The best part of watching Mets baseball tonight is seeing the Melkman!

    • ColoYank

      Did you name yourself for that character in “Little Shop of Horrors” that was played by Bill Murray – the one who got into the dentist’s chair so the doc (played by Steve Martin) could work on him?

  • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

    Liked this picture of Andy so I reused the graphic. Someone remember it for Braden vs. Pettitte next season.

    http://bit.ly/9A4e39

    • Carlosologist

      That looks really cool. Well done.

      • ColoYank

        Seconded. Very nicely crafted.

    • drill me deep

      nice pic, hypothetically if you see an attractive female or wearing a ‘get off my mound’ T-shirt .

      would you
      a. walk away, thus getting off her mound
      b. attempting to start a dialogue to further the cause of getting on her mound
      c. make her come over to step on your mound!

      • Accent Shallow

        d) chain her up in my basement

        • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

          “It puts the lotion on its mound…”

      • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

        I guess…..A?

      • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

        e) put my hands on her mound?

        • Carlosologist

          +100000000000000000000

          • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

            You’re like 12!!!! You shouldn’t get this joke!!! OUR YOUTH IS SO CORRUPTED.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

              I’m still not convinced that Carlosologist isn’t actually MSNBC’s Chris Hansen and this is all one big undercover sting.

      • seimiya

        d) Ask them (he or she) if they like Dallas Braden.

        if yes, walk away.
        if no, ask why you’re wearing the shirt.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    The Mets haven’t hit more than one homer in a game in their last 30 games. #lolmets

  • Jonathan

    Has anyone seen Jayson Stark’s column on the 2010 awards…holy shit. What an awful piece. Buchholz is 2nd in the AL Cy Young and CJ Wilson is 4th over David Price and Cliff Lee isn’t even mentioned. And he has Tim Hudson over Ubaldo and Josh Johnson in the NL. It’s just awful.

    • Carlosologist

      I’d ask for a link, but I don’t want to get any stupider.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      I actually agree with the Hudson one. He pitches more innings and allows fewer runs than Johnson or Jimenez.

      • Brad Toughy

        Agreed. Hudson lacks the flashy K numbers, but he’s been a rock for Atlanta this season.

        Don’t know if I’d put him above Johnson, but I’d definitely rank him higher than Jimenez.

        I’d probably go

        1. Wainwright
        2. Hudson
        3. Johnson

        • Brad Toughy

          Allow me to call myself stupid. Roy Halladay has got to be in the top three. I’d maybe even put him as number one.

          But in all seriousness, a lot of great choices this year.

    • drill me deep

      Price, CC, Buchholz and Felix are the top four candidates for me.
      although, i am still unclear as to what CY Young signifies as an award?
      1. the best pitcher ?

      2. the most valuable pitcher?

      as long as the yankees win the WS , the other stuffs are gravy i think.

      • Brad Toughy

        No Cliff Lee? No Liriano?

        • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

          The last month has probably knocked Cliff Lee out of the conversation. fWAR still loves him because of the ludicrously good K/BB and awesome FIP that goes with it, but he has been very ineffective for the past month.

          Liriano is an interesting case–fifth in bWAR, first in fWAR. Stick Jered Weaver in there too.

  • Big Juan

    Jayson Stark (http://twitter.com/jaysonst) just tweeted: “Nope. He hasn’t hit .300 as a Yankee. RT @hriefs A-Rod also has hit .300+ for 3 teams.”

    http://www.baseball-reference......al01.shtml

    /howlongdoesittaketolookthatup’d

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      He did it three times.

      THREE TIMES.

      I mean, I could forgive Jayson if ARod hit like .300 once and only got there by rounding up from .2995.

      He did it three times.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Wait, nevermind: Stark’s right. He’s talking about total batting average, not single-year batting average.

        ARod’s total BA as a Yankee is only .296.

        • Big Juan

          Ahhh. I jumped the gun.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            Yup.

            Fun fact, though: Not only is Manny the only active player to hit .300 for his career with three different teams, he has a .300/.400/.500 line for all three of them.

            He’s a metronome, yo.

            • Big Juan

              Yup. Say what you want but he’s probably one of the best right-handed hitters we’ve ever seen.

            • drill me deep

              heard this, Gary Sheffield is one of the two guys who drove in 100 runs for 5 different teams in the history MLB.

              not sure it’s a fun fact because the dude was always moody.

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

                Sheff actually drove in 100 runs for SEVEN different teams.

                • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

                  Sheff also has more walks than strikeouts in his career.

                  • Big Juan

                    Verdict.

                    Sheff is really good at hitting.

                    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

                      Sheff is a HOF hitter.

                    • Carlosologist

                      Sheff has never struck out more than 83 times in his career.

    • drill me deep

      I understand the faux pas, Jayson is most likely occupied with something significant such as in counting how many moles are in Chase Utley’s nether region… it happens.

  • Januz

    I can justify Buchholz winning the Cy Young with a 2.16 ERA, and if he gets 18 wins. If Hernandez can’t get over .500 winning% I can’t.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      That doesn’t make sense.

    • Big Juan

      I can justify it pretty easily.

      http://www.fangraphs.com/leade.....38;month=0

      • drill me deep

        Wins are a poor construct to represent what the value produced by a pitcher is. while it’s aspect of validity , it most definitely should not be valued greater than other parts of quantitative components such as whip, babip , FIP, etc,etc…

        with that said, it is slightly curious they pick the guy with the most wins in history to signify best pitcher award. like i said, i never know what these awards represents precisely due to its historical selections.

        • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

          if wins werent so important, then no one would care about 300 wins as a barrier to get to the HOF. Wins are an important stat. Should they be the deciding factor in the Cy-Young voting? no. Should they be allowed to be considered? yes

          • whozat

            That’s circular reasoning. You’re arguing that wins should be important in determining the Cy Young BBWAA voting because they’re important in the BBWAA Hall Of Fame voting.

            If the BBWAA is wrong to give them such disproportionate weight in the one case, that can’t be used to argue they should be given weight in the other.

            • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

              Not entirely circular. It could be said that wins shouldn’t matter on a season by season bases but when looking at an entire career they should be looked at.

              The core assumption of wins–the “winners” rise to the top–is actually somewhat there on the career level, but at the season level it most certainly is not.

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

                You know what else also rises to the top?

                All those other stats that don’t suck like wins and losses do.

          • mbonzo

            I definitely agree with you. A pitcher’s job is to get the team a win, not to lower his ERA. That said, it needs to be taken in to account the team the players are on, Felix’ job is not to have the most strikeouts or the lowest WHIP, its to give the team most quality outings. I think CC will be overlooked for an almost record setting amount of quality outings for the Yankees. Felix should have won last year, this is CC’s year. Let the disagreement begin.

    • Jose the Satirist

      I hope Felix doesn’t get another win this year but utterly dominates and still takes losses. I also hope CC wins 22 games but gets a bit lucky with run support. I just want to see the writers’ take.

    • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

      Number of starts with 7+ innings and 2 or fewer earned runs:

      Buchholz: 9
      Hernandez: 18

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    NL closer Manny Delcarmen imploding

    • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

      Watching Rockies games can really suck. Talk about the ultimate tease of a team…

    • seimiya

      The best part of this post is ‘NL closer Manny Delcarmen.’

  • Jerome S

    I’ve got my NL championship team as the Reds. Goodnite. Comments anyone?

    • Carlosologist

      I could see San Francisco sneaking in as the NL champs. They were my preseason pick for the NLCS winner, so I have to stick to it.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        I’ve got Yankees/Braves as the WS and I’m sticking to it!

        • Brad Toughy

          Great minds, sir. We’re going to party like it’s 1999.

          • Carlosologist

            And 1996! We get to celebrate at home.

            • Brad Toughy

              I picked 99 because we swept. 1996 started a little dicey.

              • Carlosologist

                Sweeps are boring. I like a little bit of drama in the World Series. It adds to the atmosphere, IMO.

          • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

            High-fives for both of you. Late 1990s 4eva

            • seimiya

              I hear the late 90′s were pretty good for the Yankees. I am always willing to return to that era.

    • Brad Toughy

      Reds have played well, but they’ve taken advantage of the NL Central’s collection of crap.

      12-4 vs Chicago
      7-2 vs Houston
      7-1 vs. Milwaukee
      8-5 vs. Pittsburgh

      I’m leaning towards Atlanta’s pitching taking them to the World Series because I don’t buy into the San Diego hype.

      • Carlosologist

        San Diego is in the midst of a potential season-ending slump. Seven games ago they were 6.5 up on San Francisco. Now they’re only up 3 and the Giants are playing really well now.

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

          Could just be a slump and they’ll recover.

        • Brad Toughy

          The Giants are just 7-9 in their past 16 games. Not like they’re taking advantage of San Diego’s slide.

    • drill me deep

      call me unoriginal, but i will goes with Phillies. they have three above average pitcher, the best prime time lineup in the NL.
      I can see Chapman gives them fit a la Marte style, but nonetheless i take the Phils in an Oct rematch with the yankees.

      • Brad Toughy

        I thought about that too. It’s very possible that both championship series are between East division opponents.

        Ultimately, I think the Braves are a better all-around team, with a much much better bullpen.

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

          I think if the Phillies make the playoffs, they’ll make the World Series again, unless the bats just go dead like they did for a month in May/June. Halladay/Hamels/Oswalt is just a nasty-ass front three.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      Good as any. I’m saying Braves but only because I’ve been saying that since before the season.

  • Carlosologist

    Fun hypothetical:

    If there were only one Cy Young Award, instead of two for each league, who would be the winner?

    • Carlosologist

      Oops, my wording was a bit off. It should read “,instead of one for each league,”

    • drill me deep

      too many variables, competition, DH, ballparks… but i would give it to an AL East Pitcher if all things are relatively equal, cuz let’s face it, this is one mofo tough division. you aint down with us, you prolly aint down at all.

    • Hughesus Christo

      Just go with Roy.

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    orioles have runners on 2nd and 3rd, 2 out against paplebon, down 6-4…

  • yankees1717

    completely random, but i remember reading a pat venditte interview where the interviewer asked him what he thought about people who said he would never make the majors. to this he said that he was just thankful to be playing the game he loves for a living, and while he would love to make the majors, if there are people who deserve it more than him he was happy for them. i found that an incredibly classy answer and i respect him much more after that comment. thoughts?

  • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

    The Jesus has surpassed Frank Thomas’s minor league career high in homers (18 at AA). Thomas did do it in only 105 games.

    Mike Piazza hit 23 in 125 games split between AA & AAA.

    Billy Butler hit exactly 18 over parts of 2 AAA seasons.

    Again. Indicative of nothing but interesting to me.

    • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

      Piazza 59.1 career WAR.

      Thomas 75.9

      So Jesus 135 career WAR sounds about right for The Jesus.

    • drill me deep

      i have been thinking about what Sterling signature call of the ‘divine one’ will be….

      it is Hiiiiiiiiigh , it is faaaaaaaarrrrr… Jesus has left the building?

      • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

        I think it’ll just be this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IONyLZn0pLI

        • drill me deep

          lol, one of the greatest film ever , but i do believe the correct nomenclature to be the ‘celestial inclined’ , nah, just give me a Caucasian!

        • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

          John: “It is high. It is far. Iiiiiiit is gone!”

          Suzyn: “Jesus!”

          John: “You said it, man. Nobody fucks with the Jesus!”

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    Please someone stop the beat writers on Twitter from talking about the Cy Young please please please.

    • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

      “And for those people whining about Felix’s run support: In his 10 losses, he has a 4.86 ERA. He’s not losing every game 1-0, folks.”

      ERA in losses:

      CC: 5.23
      Price: 4.97
      Buchholz: 5.20
      Greinke last year: 4.62

      • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

        also, ERA in no-decisions

        CC: 5.10 (30 IP)
        Buchholz: 1.10 (16.1 IP)
        Price: 3.24 (25 IP)
        Felix: 1.92 (65.2 IP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          also, ERA in no-decisions
          Felix: 1.92 (65.2 IP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

          Repeated for muthafuckin’ emphasis. That’s insane. On an even halfway decent offensive club, Felix wouldn’t be 10-10, he’d be 19-9.

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        And it’s just annoying that they’re pointing out Felix’s poor numbers against Texas to somehow prove he’s not good against good teams, but when people point out his utter domination against the Yankees, it’s ignored.

        • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

          Felix’s first W of the year he went 6.2 and gave up 2 runs. That was his worst pitched game of the year in which he got a win.

          It was the only game all year in which he went less than 7.1 and got a win.
          It was the only game all year in which he gave up more than one earned run and got the win.

          His ERA in wins is 0.87 and he averages 8.27 innings per start.

          • Brad Toughy

            Part of the reason I went 19-1-1 in Quality Starts this season and 14-5-2 in wins.

      • Brad Toughy

        Nobody said beat writers had to be smart. Chad Jennings is the only one I’ve really been impressed with.

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

          Ledger_Yankees is pretty good

          • Brad Toughy

            Unfollowed him in about 30 seconds. (Note: may be a slight exaggeration. It was probably a few days)

            • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

              Really? Huh. Why?

              • http://twitter.com/Brad_Toughy Brad Toughy

                Didn’t care for his humor and I figured I didn’t need to follow every Yankee beat writer to stay up to date on the team.

        • drill me deep

          Chad seem to be an intelligent and humble cat . He has a good sense of humor.

          • Brad Toughy

            I like him because he understands his job is to be a beat writer. Not a sarcastic wannabe comedian.

    • Tom Zig

      I wish I could but I am currently in Twitter penitentiary

  • xnyles

    Jesus walk up music could be “jesus walks” by kanye would be pretty cool.

  • drill me deep

    non sequitur, whom of the three would make the sickest Bond villain?

    1.Jack zduriencik
    2.John Maddon
    3.John Henry

    Please state your reasons as to why and the villain’s potential screen name.

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    this is a great pitt vs utah game

    i have 200 on utah

    plz win

  • Pat D

    http://sports.espn.go.com/bost.....id=5522275

    Five aces!! Don’t count ‘em out!!!!

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      Holy crap that really IS a Five Aces article (heh, Six Aces, if you want to include the part where they’re like CASEY KELLY IS COMING IN 2012!)…

      • rbizzler

        And Wakefield, don’t forget Wakefield.

  • PaulF

    Just lost Johan Santana and Scott Baker to injury a week before my Fantasy league’s playoff’s, where I’ll be the second seed. Any Ideas?

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      This is not a helpful or intelligent comment: Johan Santana strained his boob, basically. LOLMets.

    • Brad Toughy

      Depends on how deep your league is and what’s available. Some guys I’ve grabbed in recent weeks (in a very deep league) are Mike Minor, Barry Enright and Jake Westbrook.

      There may be better options if your league isn’t as deep.

  • rek4gehrig

    I hate day games…they interfere with work.