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    Quote Originally Posted by WilyMoROCKS View Post
    Yanno, if I was the manager, I'd be calling Javier into my office and peeling the paint for a stupid, idiotic comment like this.
    Sophocles: "no one loves the messenger who brings bad news"

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    WMR: No one loves the mediocore--AT BEST--back-up catcher who purports to make roster decisions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
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    Re: Javier Valentin overawed by Volquez

    Quote Originally Posted by princeton View Post
    Sophocles: "no one loves the messenger who brings bad news"
    More like 'its the first day of spring training idiot, everyone is rough around the edges right now. go run some laps and get in shape'

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    Re: Javier Valentin overawed by Volquez

    TRF: never entrust the feeble minded to deliver a message not written down.
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: Javier Valentin overawed by Volquez

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    TRF: never entrust the feeble minded to deliver a message not written down.
    bwahahahahaahah
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"


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    Re: Javier Valentin overawed by Volquez

    Quote Originally Posted by WilyMoROCKS View Post
    Yanno, if I was the manager, I'd be calling Javier into my office and peeling the paint for a stupid, idiotic comment like this.


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    Re: Javier Valentin overawed by Volquez

    "The only thing you know about pitching is you can't hit it. Get back behind the plate unless you want the medic to carry you back to the dugout." -- Bob Gibson
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    Re: Javier Valentin overawed by Volquez

    Quote Originally Posted by dabvu2498 View Post
    "The only thing you know about pitching is you can't hit it. Get back behind the plate unless you want the medic to carry you back to the dugout." -- Bob Gibson

    bullpen or Bob Gibson or whatever

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    Re: Javier Valentin overawed by Volquez

    Quote Originally Posted by princeton View Post
    bullpen or Bob Gibson or whatever
    Based on the "sources" of this info (present company excluded, of course), I'd say that your comment here summarizes how I feel about Javy's comments perfectly.
    When all is said and done more is said than done.

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    Re: Javier Valentin overawed by Volquez

    Quote Originally Posted by Screwball View Post
    I dunno. That Prayfer Rane guy is in pretty high demand around baseball...
    Well in April I am fine if they run Prayfer Snow out there as well. Plus there is often not a need for a 5th guy for a few weeks.

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    Re: Javier Valentin overawed by Volquez

    oh I figure that Valentin is a great source-- he was probably looking forward to seeing the boss's big off-season acquisition, but then compared to the other Reds' arms, this kid's curveball apparently looked like it was thrown by a 9th grader

    curveball was supposedly the Difference for him. He had no curve, got shelled at the upper levels, then finally found it for a year and blossomed. Now, perhaps he's completely lost it -- hopefully, temporarily. Makes you think of Ryan Wagner, who threw the Brigadoon of Sliders for exactly one season. Never threw it like that before, never found it again. It happens.

    got lots of work to do.
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    There's no reason for people to be mad by Javy's comment. He was just speaking his mind. He's not the manager and he won't be making any final decisions about the makeup of the team, so who really cares?

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    Re: Javier Valentin overawed by Volquez

    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    Well in April I am fine if they run Prayfer Snow out there as well. Plus there is often not a need for a 5th guy for a few weeks.

    Harang
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    P. Snow is asking for way too much money. Even teams like the Angels and Dodgers can't afford his contract. The New Yorks and Red Sox could make a run at him, and of course he'll give the Indians the hometown discount.

    I suspect Krivsky will be up to his same tricks from last year. Look for him to try and bring in the always elusive Prayfer Frostbite.

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    Re: Javier Valentin overawed by Volquez

    I don't really care if a kid shows up with rust on his curve. That could be a distant memory in three weeks.

    I might worry if his heater lacked giddyup or movement, but that's not what we're hearing.
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    Re: Javier Valentin overawed by Volquez

    Quote Originally Posted by princeton View Post
    oh I figure that Valentin is a great source-- he was probably looking forward to seeing the boss's big off-season acquisition, but then compared to the other Reds' arms, this kid's curveball apparently looked like it was thrown by a 9th grader

    curveball was supposedly the Difference for him. He had no curve, got shelled at the upper levels, then finally found it for a year and blossomed. Now, perhaps he's completely lost it -- hopefully, temporarily. Makes you think of Ryan Wagner, who threw the Brigadoon of Sliders for exactly one season. Never threw it like that before, never found it again. It happens.

    got lots of work to do.
    I love quoting Bob Gibson:

    "A curve ball is not something you can pick up overnight. It took me years to perfect mine."
    When all is said and done more is said than done.


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