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While I don't disagree with anything you said there, Kaiten, and I particularly agree with your point about how the DH needs to be eliminated, you don't want to take about the latest steroid issue in baseball? A-Rod's juicing some more.
While Barry Bonds did play his entire career in the NL, Hank Aaron did not. He played a couple years with the Brewers, which was an AL club until 90s. He broke Ruth's RBI record as a member of the Brewers. That being said, it doesn't really change your point all that much. I'm just being anal.
I did think it interesting no one was elected to the hall this year, even the guys they couldn't prove did steroids.
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I had a postscript to what I said!
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Zack Wheeler (Mets) is filthy. Remember the name, he will more than live up to the hype. I love his fastball location. He'll start the year in AAA, I expect him to come up sometime this year. A September call up, at the latest.
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Rough first inning for Stras. A much better second inning.
You're watching Spring Training baseball?
Yes, I watched the first four innings. Strasburg was pitching, on national TV. It was fun.
I saw the stats at the bottom on ESPN, but to actually watch Spring Training baseball? That's something I'd never do.
On other news, Granderson breaks his arm and is out for 10 weeks, but Jeter will be ready for the first spring training game on March 10th.
The highlights were on Sports Center. Be prepared, Nats hype is coming.
Yankees should be terrible this year. Not Astros terrible, but terrible by Yankees standards. Looks like an 80 - 85 win team, maybe with a few lucky breaks they'll get the second wild card spot. Granderson is overrated anyway. He's a strikeout machine, doesn't hit for average, and a defensive liability (-.07 dWAR). All he really does is hit for power. Robinson Cano is the only current Yankee I really like, and he might not resign.
I don't want to have to deal with more Nats hype.
The Yankees haven't really been that good since 2004. Sure, they won the 2009 WS, but they weren't a great team. The Yankees have lacked pitching and have been overreliant on HRs for the better part of a decade.
Now that Hank doesn't want to really spend, Cano might leave. Of course, if Cano does leave, then it's a sign that the Yankees won't be competing for the WS for years.
It's going to be a fun season
With so much money tied up in aging players, and bad contracts, the Yankees really aren't in any position to spend. They have the second highest pay roll, but not the talent to compete, and there farm system is a mess. Hank is right not to spend. He should give Cano a fair contract, he's one of the best in baseball. Otherwise they should concentrate on developing younger players.
As long as we don't have to hear about Strasburg every 30 seconds, I'm okay.
You'll have to hear about Harper every 30 seconds, Strasburg only every 35 seconds
A part of me was secretly glad to see fat Mike Trout.
Teixeira's sprained wrist was only supposed to keep him out two weeks, but now it's 8-10 weeks.
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Talking about Harper, I go to turn on Around the Horn, and before we get to see it, we're treated to having to endure a spring training game of Strasburg vs Halladay, where Halladay outpitched Strasburg, although it was only over a few innings.