Off Day Open Thread

Chat about baseball here.  Just not about A-Rod.  Or cheating.  Or not cheating.  On the field or off. Or the Sox.  Or the Yankees.  Let’s go outside the division.  There are other teams out there!

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  • Baseball open thread you say? It’s not an off night for me, I will be attending opening night for my beloved, just a step above american legion league playing ability, NEW HAVEN COUNTY CUTTERS!!! Tonight
    Let’s go Cutters.

    Shawn May 31, 2007, 5:16 pm
  • lets chat about Giambi going to the DL now for his foot. They are gonna evaluate him again in 3 weeks. Do we get to complain about injuries yet?

    sam YF May 31, 2007, 5:22 pm
  • No Sam, you don’t, the injuries were to your pitchers, pitching hasn’t really been your problem, your super star lineup that was supposed to easily score 1000 runs is your problem.
    Giambi might not be on the DL if he hadn’t injected horse hormones in to his butt for 10 years, can’t really claim injury there.
    SF said no Yankees and Red Sox in this thread.

    LocklandSF May 31, 2007, 5:26 pm
  • Open Thread, Sweet!
    Ok not sure if you guys know what Scoresheet is, but it’s a form of simualation baseball (fantasy baseball.) Anyway I pulled off this trade today, thoughts:
    I got Johan Santana and Lastings Milledge (My team was missing an up and coming rapper)
    Tulowitzki, Iannetta, Ian Stewart, Carlos Quentin and Jeremy Bonderman
    Have at it!

    Triskaidekaphobia May 31, 2007, 5:35 pm
  • Sorry didnt see the no Yanks or sox.
    Although i will say that pitching has most definately been our problem this year. Hitting has failed us lately…

    sam YF May 31, 2007, 5:36 pm
  • Trisk – I’ve been shopping Clemens in my fantasy league for a week now with no offers.

    jp-sf May 31, 2007, 5:43 pm
  • No worries Sam, I was just busting your balls, sorry if that sounded harsh.
    Trisk, I have heard about Scoresheet, you’re hardcore man. The regular real season isn’t enough for you huh?

    LocklandSF May 31, 2007, 5:46 pm
  • Lockland, yeah it’s really cool. It’s the closest you can possibly get to being a GM without being one. Every Monday you get the results for the week, you can actually play each game via a link on the site play by play.
    It’s a miracle I am still married! I am in 3 leagues, plus the YFSF league, I coach HS baseball and play softball on Sunday’s. I check for divorce papers daily!

    Triskaidekaphobia May 31, 2007, 5:53 pm
  • JP the guy in my league that has Rocket is a Sox fan. I have been trying to get him all week to no avail!

    Triskaidekaphobia May 31, 2007, 5:56 pm
  • Trisk:
    Scoresheet looks totally cool. Back in the day I was a hardcore rotisserie geek – I played in a keeper league for about 13 years, just getting out two seasons ago. We drafted down to A-ball; we had a farm squad of 8 players (multiply that by 12 teams and we went 96 deep into the AL farm system). My knowledge of the depths of team’s farm systems was scary (and pathetic). Nowadays I have lost a good deal of that knowledge. We actually drafted David Ortiz as a Twins farmhand (his name at that time was David Arias). And I acquired Barry Zito right after he was drafted by the A’s, as a minor leaguer throw-in to a deal when I had a little leverage over my trading partner, one of my best moves ever.
    Scoresheet looks like the type of game I would have loved to play, but alas I don’t have the time. Drat.

    SF May 31, 2007, 5:59 pm
  • Scoresheet actually takes less time then normal fantasy baseball. You submit your lineup and rotation and you let the simulator take over.
    We draft minor leaguers as well. Here is my roster:

    Triskaidekaphobia May 31, 2007, 6:04 pm
  • Does it take defense into account? I am assuming yes, otherwise why would you draft Adam Everett!?!

    SF May 31, 2007, 6:15 pm
  • How bout those Devil Rays? I would love to play in front of literally hundreds of fans every night…

    jp-sf May 31, 2007, 6:17 pm
  • Yes each player gets a defensive ranking. Sort of like + or minus, but with a number given. You can also tell it who you want to steal, who you want to bunt and what inning, defensive replacements. It’s really cool.
    here’s a link to the rules

    Triskaidekaphobia May 31, 2007, 6:20 pm
    Not sure if any of you use Slingbox, but seems typical of MLB.. probably want you to buy that crap..

    Lar May 31, 2007, 6:50 pm
  • Ok, I am violating my own rule for this one:
    NEW YORK – Jason Giambi will be sidelined at least three weeks and possibly far longer after tearing tissue in the arch of his left foot while rounding the bases on a home run.

    SF May 31, 2007, 8:24 pm
  • SF why have rules then? LOL

    Triskaidekaphobia May 31, 2007, 8:37 pm
  • Good question, Trisk. I suppose I should have qualified the post with “no Yankees or Sox unless we find out one of them injured themselves jogging around the bases on a home run trot”. Can’t make this sh*t up, right?

    SF May 31, 2007, 8:46 pm
  • Ok well since we are breaking rules….
    Here’s the sunny side of this. This means Melky will play every day. Now I don’t think Melky is a superstar, but I think he brings a little excitement to this team. I would imagine he plays all the OF positions and rests one of the 3 old, I mean wise men on a daily basis. Expect to see him all 3 games in Beantown, since all 3 (5) Boston starters are righties. Minky will place 1B all 3 also.
    Anyway can we put Giambi in the same pile with Pavano and call it a day?

    Triskaidekaphobia May 31, 2007, 8:53 pm
  • Here in the good old Philippines, they’re showing the Giants – Mets game.
    Hmmm. Nice. Matt Cain vs. El Duque.

    Rain SF May 31, 2007, 9:01 pm
  • zzzzzzzzzzzzzz
    how long before pitchers and catchers report?

    dc May 31, 2007, 10:25 pm
  • Top-posted the Giambi story.

    attackgerbil May 31, 2007, 11:38 pm
  • Other Baseball Content.
    Fear the Twins.
    Ortiz and Ponson finally out of the rotation, Silva maybe too, they’ve finally pulled some kids up from Rochester. Georgie’s goobers in Tampa can only drool about the talent train Terry Ryan consistently puts together (and then inexplicably blocks with worthless veterans for the first 2 months. See 2006, Castro & Batista.)
    And for some good yucks & perspective (& thoughtful analysis), read Aaron Gleeman’s blog, or Twinkietown. Midwestern sensibilities are a refreshing change from the usual fare up here. They can rip you a new one and it just seems like a pleasant conversation. Their stadium is the most wretched, miserable excuse for a stadium ever built. The manager makes Torre & Little look like tactical geniuses. Too many of the local fans are frontrunners who only show up when the team is winning. The (vastly wealthy) owner actually tried to contract the team.
    All they do is… just find a way to freakin’ win.

    Jim in CT SF May 31, 2007, 11:57 pm
  • Cleveland over Detroit in 2 OTs. Lebron scores 48, including 29 of his team’s last 30. (!)
    Cavs 3, Pistons 2. Ms. Gerbil is from Detroit. I am walking on eggshells right now.

    attackgerbil June 1, 2007, 12:37 am

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