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    Random Thoughts

    Jerry Hairston is the Corey Patterson Dusty Baker dreamed of.

    Brandon Phillips is like the 66th best team in college basketball.

    I'd like to see the stat that correlates veteran presence with wins.

    How many presences does one team need?

    Just keep telling yourself that Edinson Volquez is nothing like Jack Armstrong.

    In at least one division, fourth place is still last place.

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    I'm glad Felipe Lopez and Wily Mo Pena play for someone else.

    I would take the current Austin Kearns over the current Griffey in RF.

    I wonder what nicknames the players have for Dmitri Young's midriff.

    I would prefer to see Edinson Volquez not pitch in the ASG.

    The current Jeff Keppinger has very limited range in the field.
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    Wow Bcubb we are on the same page today, I just hope that it is not the page under the kitty litter box.

    Just keep telling yourself that Edinson Volquez is nothing like Jack Armstrong.
    When I heard that Volquez had made the team, Jack Armstrong was my first thought, beats me why. Youth correlation I guess.

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    Re: Random Thoughts

    Armstrong hurt his arm that year ...
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    Re: Random Thoughts

    Just keep telling yourself Josh Hamilton is not the next Mickey Mantle in case Edinson Volquez is the next Jack Armstrong.

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    Re: Random Thoughts

    This kid has an attitude, I don’t think such misfortune will happen to him.

    See it in Volquez’s eyes or when he is chewing that gum on the mound, he has that "I am" and "I will" attitude of an athlete.

    Armstrong looked to me like he belonged in a business suit when watching him pitch, this kid Volquez is a ball player.

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    Re: Random Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by Spring~Fields View Post
    This kid has an attitude, I don’t think such misfortune will happen to him.

    See it in Volquez’s eyes or when he is chewing that gum on the mound, he has that "I am" and "I will" attitude of an athlete.

    Armstrong looked to me like he belonged in a business suit when watching him pitch, this kid Volquez is a ball player.
    Spring, you can't really be this old.....watched Armstrong pitch.....are you kidding me?

    He is certainly a pitcher who is showing signs of NOT being a 30 start competitor at this point in his career. But I think that is to be expected.

    It is going to be interesting (now that my best friend Corey is a nech player) to watch what happens to Volquez and Cueto come the end of August. Can they hold up?

    Anyway, I think the point of your thread is a very good one. The field is certainly not a level one. However, it also shows that MAJOR league baseball consists of one 6 team division......the rest is all fodder (or the Minor leagues) from which, for a year or two apiece, a team is chosen to show up in the standings with the big boyz......it's your turn Rays, enjoy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by red-in-la View Post
    Spring, you can't really be this old.....watched Armstrong pitch.....are you kidding me?
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    Re: Random Thoughts

    Alright I keep trying. I don't get the college basketball comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homer Bailey View Post
    Alright I keep trying. I don't get the college basketball comment.
    I think BCubb is referring to BP being shut out of the ASG. In college basketball only 65 teams are selected to go to the March Madness. So, BP is the "66 team"... close but no cigar.
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    Re: Random Thoughts

    trade Cordero to the Rays
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    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85 View Post
    trade Cordero to the Rays
    I like this plan.
    Go Gators!

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85 View Post
    trade Cordero to the Rays
    Capital idea. Cordero and Griffey for cash. That's the ticket!
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    Re: Random Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by Spring~Fields View Post
    This kid has an attitude, I don’t think such misfortune will happen to him.

    See it in Volquez’s eyes or when he is chewing that gum on the mound, he has that "I am" and "I will" attitude of an athlete.


    Armstrong looked to me like he belonged in a business suit when watching him pitch, this kid Volquez is a ball player.
    Is there a metric for that? If there isn't, many on this board would claim it doesn't exist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheelhouse View Post
    Is there a metric for that? If there isn't, many on this board would claim it doesn't exist.
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