Dec
09

Sunday Night Open Thread

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Here’s your open thread for this fine evening. The late NFL game is the Lions at the Packers, plus the Knicks are playing as well. Use this thread to unwind and talk about whatever you like. Enjoy.

Categories : Open Thread

93 Comments»

  1. Matt says:

    Dodgers with a $250M+ payroll next season? I would not be surprised, the off-season is still young

  2. Big Member says:

    big member is here for part 2 of his offseason analisation. yeserday, i acuired secret news from my inside souces that cano wont give yanks a home town discount. well folks big member was not surpised. its oblivious that robie is an underachiver he never runs to bases and only hits when he feels like it. he ashamed yanks during the home run derby and pays with no grit. mike axisa has already analised a potentional cano to cardinals trade but i have better solution….

    Cubs get: Robinson Cano
    Yankees get: Alfonso Soriano

    for those of you who are not true yankee fans or jsut have memory problems, soriano was a great yankees player before “genious” cashman traded him to the cubs for arod. why the sorgasm big member? thats because soriano hit 32 HR and 108 RBIs last year. what did alex do? Oh yeah 18 HR and 50 RBIS. good job cashman.

    well back to the trade. mike says that cardinals would want robie. well the last time i checked cubs and cards had a rivary and cubs would lunge at the oportunity to get robbie.

    wow big member but that gives a hole in 2b….not. soriano used to play great at 2b for yanks. he wont have a problem switching back to 2b if joe asks him nicely. if yanks dont geta chance to sign a RF, soriano can just play 2b on the oufield grass. granderson is pretty fast and can cover most of CF/RF and soriano will use his OF expertise to help him out.

    finaly, alfonso can convince his brother rafael to come back and pitch for the yanks for a smaller salary. rafael would jump at the chance of playing with his brother and it would only take a few million to sign him.

  3. Terry says:

    I’ll take the other scenario with the Cardinals instead. Been there, done that with Soriano. That was a great trade at the time. Arod was near the top of his game at SS.. Moved to 3B to appease Jeter.

  4. Pat D says:

    The Giants are topping themselves by being both Jekyll and Hyde multiple times in the same game!

  5. The Real Greg says:

    And the Dodgers agreed to a contract with Ryu Hyun-jin. 6 years $36 million. Otherwise known as pocket change

  6. Alkaline says:

    Alright. How ridiculous is this. I lost in NBA 2k13 to a guy because he had Reddick who made TWENTY 3pters (32 attempts). This is why I can’t find any sports games I like.

  7. Any other Knicks fans around these parts?

  8. Jacob says:

    The Knicks are playing D like it is last season or the year before, PICK IT UP AND SMACK THE SHIT OUT OF THEM.

  9. Kvothe says:

    Heyman reporting that Mark Reynolds close to signing with Indians. Looks like we “win” Youk. woo.

  10. Jacob says:

    Carmelo continues to not make shots, started in miami I do believe.

    • he didn’t play against Miami.

    • Andy Pettitte's Fibula (formerly Manny's BanWagon) says:

      Even when he’s not shooting well though, he still gets to the line. He has a bunch of stitches in his left hand too which may be affecting his stroke.

      • Jacob says:

        Yea the guy is playing amazing this year and possibly but he was also missing the other night before the stitches.

        • Andy Pettitte's Fibula (formerly Manny's BanWagon) says:

          Looks like he finally realized there’s more to basketball that just scoring.

          He’s not a great pure shooter anyway, more of a slasher.

          • Jacob says:

            I remember being a stupid little kid(yes it was only three years ago don’t ruin it) being super upset about the trade even though melo is and was my favorite player, I loved galo and how he represented the italians

            • Andy Pettitte's Fibula (formerly Manny's BanWagon) says:

              I felt the same way. I thought Gallo was gonna develop into a poor man’s Dirk Nowitski.

              He’s above average and still pretty young but nowhere near that level.

  11. The Real Greg says:

    According to Ken Rosenthal, the two other teams interested in Youkilis are the Mariners and surprise, surprise, the Dodgers.

  12. cnp6 says:

    mlbtr confirms the Indians signed Reynolds…1/$6

  13. Jacob says:

    That is some class right there from ty lawson going over to kidd and apologizing for that elbow.

  14. RetroRob says:

    Dodgers also sign pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu today for $36M over six years. They won the posting rights for him at about $26M, so a $62M investment.

    • Andy Pettitte's Fibula (formerly Manny's BanWagon) says:

      At least the idea that the Yankees are trying to buy championships should be put to rest with the Dodgers going buck wild.

  15. Jacob says:

    I am really surprised by how the nuggets are 10-10 this year.

    • Andy Pettitte's Fibula (formerly Manny's BanWagon) says:

      With all that young talent, you’d think any year now they’d make a move to become one of the better teams in the west.

      • Mike HC says:

        It is not like they have any elite talent though. Just a bunch of young, good players. Solid team, not one of the best though.

        • Andy Pettitte's Fibula (formerly Manny's BanWagon) says:

          Yeah but I would have thought that guys like Gallinari, Lawson, McGee and Anthony Randolph would have taken the next step to become closer to All Star caliber players to go along with Iguodala and Faried, who is a beast.

          They all have seemed to have reached a little bit of a plateau though they’re all still pretty young

          • Mike HC says:

            I don’t really see any of them taking the next step to stardom. A couple of them could surely blossom to all star level, but even an occasional all star player is not propelling them to the elite in the west.

            • Andy Pettitte's Fibula (formerly Manny's BanWagon) says:

              They definitely don’t have that one go-to superstar to carry them at this point.

          • Jacob says:

            Yeah they have some real good talent that alot of teams should be envious of, if even 3 of those players can put it together I smell a dynasty

  16. Tom says:

    Apparently the Royals are close to trading Wil Myers to the Rays for James Shields and Wade Davis (and there may be some additional players involved)

    I know the Royals want pitching, but they trade one of the top prospects (and potentially the best hitting prospect in the minors) for 2 years of Shields and a reliever? While Wade Davis is talked up as a starter, by the advanced stats he was one of the worst starters in baseball his last 2 full years as a starter.

    Seems awful light on the Rays side of the deal.

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