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« on: December 18, 2012, 08:41:54 PM »
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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2012, 08:43:30 PM »
In R.A. Dickey trade, NY Mets get big-time prospect in catcher Travis d'Arnaud in return

No one doubts that the kid can hit. His 16 home runs in 379 at-bats in Triple-A Las Vegas last season were inflated by the video game quality of the Pacific Coast League, but d’Arnaud’s bat excites every scout, coach and manager.

By Andy Martino / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Monday, December 17, 2012, 11:25 PM


Super prospect Travis d'Arnaud, a catcher, is the centerpiece of the R.A. Dickey trade.

Toronto Blue Jays' Travis d'Arnaud takes an at-bat during a spring training baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and the Toronto Blue Jays, Monday, March 5, 2012, in Lakeland, Fla.

d'Arnaud hits .333 in the minor leagues in 2012.

When you have a young catcher with a bat this thrilling, you cannot help but wonder about his defense. You ask yourself if he will be devoted to his most important job, collaborating with a pitching staff. You hope that there’s a little Brad Ausmus in there with his Jorge Posada.

Dusty Wathan did not wonder for long. In 2008, as manager of the Williamsport Crosscutters, the New York-Penn League affiliate for the Philadelphia Phillies, he was responsible for Travis d’Arnaud, the first-round pick in his first full professional season.

Five years ago, no one knew how coveted the 19-year-old would soon become. No one could have dreamed that he would be traded for two Cy Young Award winners before catching a major league pitch — from Philly to Toronto for Roy Halladay in 2009, and from the Blue Jays to the Mets Monday for R.A. Dickey.

But Wathan did know that d’Arnaud arrived in Williamsport with a precocious ability to balance his two jobs. “He didn’t take his offense to his defense,” Wathan recalls. “That is when you can tell when a guy is young that he is going to be a good catcher.”

The Mets have made a significant wager that Wathen, and the many others who consider d’Arnaud one of the game’s top catching prospects, are correct. General manager Sandy Alderson agreed to trade the reigning Cy Young Award winner for a package centered around d’Arnaud and 20-year-old righthander Noah Syndergaard, an exciting talent but one who is several years away from sniffing Queens.

Slow down for a moment. The Mets. Traded. R.A. Dickey. A popular, successful player, who was willing to remain in New York for a below-market contract extension. It should not be glossed over.

So: This is a high-stakes deal, and a large measure of Alderson’s New York legacy rests on 23-year-old Travis d’Arnaud.

No one doubts that the kid can hit. His 16 home runs in 379 at-bats in Triple-A Las Vegas last season were inflated by the video game quality of the Pacific Coast League, but d’Arnaud’s bat excites every scout, coach and manager. If no one is quite projecting a career like that of his childhood hero, Mike Piazza, few scouts see anything less than a very good major league hitter.

So what of his catching? One talent evaluator who has seen d’Arnaud many times in the minor leagues offered a measured evaluation.

“He’s got power,” the evaluator said. “He’s a bat guy, an offensive catcher. He’s OK back there. Look, he’s always been a baseball rat. He’s a really good kid, and he’ll be OK.”

Said another evaluator in an email: “Not a great arm. Works well with his staff.”

Wathan, who managed d’Arnaud again in 2009 for Single-A Lakewood, is a believer in all aspects of the young man’s game. “You could not ask for a better kid,” Wathan says. “One of my personal favorites. He comes from a great family.”

That family includes older brother Chase d’Arnaud, an infielder in the Pittsburgh system, and Wathan sees Chase’s example as important to Travis. It must be something, the skipper figures, because the catcher showed up at the New York-Penn League with a certain attitude and accidentally took it with him when he left for a higher level.

“Late in the year, we were very much in the race, and Travis got promoted,” Wathan says. “It wasn’t the same. Let’s just say that whoever we got to replace him was no Travis d’Arnaud.”

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/mets/mets-play-catch-arnaud-dickey-trade-article-1.1222442#ixzz2FPInxWU4
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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2012, 04:38:53 AM »
In R.A. Dickey trade, NY Mets get big-time prospect in catcher Travis d'Arnaud in return

No one doubts that the kid can hit. His 16 home runs in 379 at-bats in Triple-A Las Vegas last season were inflated by the video game quality of the Pacific Coast League, but d’Arnaud’s bat excites every scout, coach and manager.

By Andy Martino / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Monday, December 17, 2012, 11:25 PM


Super prospect Travis d'Arnaud, a catcher, is the centerpiece of the R.A. Dickey trade. WOW! didnt see this coming at all....but Mets should have kept him, the past 3 seasons he was the best pitcher as far as ERA and IP. But i know Joey your a long time Met fan, you're not happy with this trade. d 'Arnaud is a top prospect plus i thnk he got some pop in him,we'll see comes March. At least you guys still have David Wright, as for us Rangers fan, we lost a big bat and i mean a productive one in Josh Hamilton, first it was Michael Young, one of my fave all time next to Biggio of the 'Stros now "Ham", its a joke and insane for the Rangers fun, I come to the ballpark maybe about 12 times a year or more but to see them not on the field wont be the same anymore...and the bad part about this deal was he decided to go with the division rival team, the Angels of all the team...WOW! painful to see but Rangers had their chances, they are almost like the Astros, couldn't hang on the the big name players when they have them....

Toronto Blue Jays' Travis d'Arnaud takes an at-bat during a spring training baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and the Toronto Blue Jays, Monday, March 5, 2012, in Lakeland, Fla.

d'Arnaud hits .333 in the minor leagues in 2012.

When you have a young catcher with a bat this thrilling, you cannot help but wonder about his defense. You ask yourself if he will be devoted to his most important job, collaborating with a pitching staff. You hope that there’s a little Brad Ausmus in there with his Jorge Posada.

Dusty Wathan did not wonder for long. In 2008, as manager of the Williamsport Crosscutters, the New York-Penn League affiliate for the Philadelphia Phillies, he was responsible for Travis d’Arnaud, the first-round pick in his first full professional season.

Five years ago, no one knew how coveted the 19-year-old would soon become. No one could have dreamed that he would be traded for two Cy Young Award winners before catching a major league pitch — from Philly to Toronto for Roy Halladay in 2009, and from the Blue Jays to the Mets Monday for R.A. Dickey.

But Wathan did know that d’Arnaud arrived in Williamsport with a precocious ability to balance his two jobs. “He didn’t take his offense to his defense,” Wathan recalls. “That is when you can tell when a guy is young that he is going to be a good catcher.”

The Mets have made a significant wager that Wathen, and the many others who consider d’Arnaud one of the game’s top catching prospects, are correct. General manager Sandy Alderson agreed to trade the reigning Cy Young Award winner for a package centered around d’Arnaud and 20-year-old righthander Noah Syndergaard, an exciting talent but one who is several years away from sniffing Queens.

Slow down for a moment. The Mets. Traded. R.A. Dickey. A popular, successful player, who was willing to remain in New York for a below-market contract extension. It should not be glossed over.

So: This is a high-stakes deal, and a large measure of Alderson’s New York legacy rests on 23-year-old Travis d’Arnaud.

No one doubts that the kid can hit. His 16 home runs in 379 at-bats in Triple-A Las Vegas last season were inflated by the video game quality of the Pacific Coast League, but d’Arnaud’s bat excites every scout, coach and manager. If no one is quite projecting a career like that of his childhood hero, Mike Piazza, few scouts see anything less than a very good major league hitter.

So what of his catching? One talent evaluator who has seen d’Arnaud many times in the minor leagues offered a measured evaluation.

“He’s got power,” the evaluator said. “He’s a bat guy, an offensive catcher. He’s OK back there. Look, he’s always been a baseball rat. He’s a really good kid, and he’ll be OK.”

Said another evaluator in an email: “Not a great arm. Works well with his staff.”

Wathan, who managed d’Arnaud again in 2009 for Single-A Lakewood, is a believer in all aspects of the young man’s game. “You could not ask for a better kid,” Wathan says. “One of my personal favorites. He comes from a great family.”

That family includes older brother Chase d’Arnaud, an infielder in the Pittsburgh system, and Wathan sees Chase’s example as important to Travis. It must be something, the skipper figures, because the catcher showed up at the New York-Penn League with a certain attitude and accidentally took it with him when he left for a higher level.

“Late in the year, we were very much in the race, and Travis got promoted,” Wathan says. “It wasn’t the same. Let’s just say that whoever we got to replace him was no Travis d’Arnaud.”

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/mets/mets-play-catch-arnaud-dickey-trade-article-1.1222442#ixzz2FPInxWU4

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« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2012, 04:56:09 AM »
hey Joey what do u think of this trade?....a promising top prospect and he's a catcher too, he'll probably spend a lil more time in Triple A then come May get recalled unless Josh Thole have a superb start for the Mets...Can't believe RA signed with the Blue Jays, i thought Rangers were looking to sign him too...But dnt feel so bad you all know what happened to the Rangers this winter, first we lost our long time and the most hits Rangers ever had in Michael Young to the Phillies and a few days ago Josh Hamilton...i'd been to few games at the Ballpark last season and im so used to seeing Josh at CF and Young at 2b without them it'll take some time to get used to, But of all the team Hamilton could sign he chose the freaking division rival Angels....damn really? insane! :( but i dont blame him one bit..the Rangers had their chances to signed him this winter but what did they do, just like the Astros last couple of seasons they got rid of all the good players, actually all of the players, and went with the farm instead...im just not sure if they should pitch to "Ham" when he visits Arlington...LOL...but still love them Rangers and Astros...as for the Mets we'll see how good a player d'Arnaud comes spring, as for RA Dickey, i think the Blue Jays are now the top team in the EAST, with all those trades they made this off season and now adding RA Dickey just made their pitching a very very dangerous rotation in the league....wish he signed with the Rangers though..hehehe..

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« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2012, 05:08:34 AM »
hey Joey what do u think of this trade?....a promising top prospect and he's a catcher too, he'll probably spend a lil more time in Triple A then come May get recalled unless Josh Thole have a superb start for the Mets...Can't believe RA signed with the Blue Jays, i thought Rangers were looking to sign him too...But dnt feel so bad you all know what happened to the Rangers this winter, first we lost our long time and the most hits Rangers ever had in Michael Young to the Phillies and a few days ago Josh Hamilton...i'd been to few games at the Ballpark last season and im so used to seeing Josh at CF and Young at 2b without them it'll take some time to get used to, But of all the team Hamilton could sign he chose the freaking division rival Angels....damn really? insane! :( but i dont blame him one bit..the Rangers had their chances to signed him this winter but what did they do, just like the Astros last couple of seasons they got rid of all the good players, actually all of the players, and went with the farm instead...im just not sure if they should pitch to "Ham" when he visits Arlington...LOL...but still love them Rangers and Astros...as for the Mets we'll see how good a player d'Arnaud comes spring, as for RA Dickey, i think the Blue Jays are now the top team in the EAST, with all those trades they made this off season and now adding RA Dickey just made their pitching a very very dangerous rotation in the league....wish he signed with the Rangers though..hehehe..
Hey Ray, I am thrilled with this trade. I love RA Dickey but when you have a Cy Young award winner that is 38 years young, you might as well sell high and they did that. I love Travis and he has the makings of the next huge Mets catcher after the likes of Carter, Hundley and Piazza. He also has an amazing Benito Santiago arm behind the plate (30% thrown out last year). Noah Snydergaard is ace like caliber in a few years. We already have Zach Wheeler coming up. :) Josh Thole has sadly underperformed like everyone on the Mets, not sure what I can expect of him next year.

Yeah Texas is hurting bad next year. 

Not sure if Blue Jays will really profit much from RA. He's 38, a knuckleballer and rather injury prone. I still think the 2 huge prospects the Mets picked up will pay huge dividends in 2-5 years. I'm envisioning Generation K all over again.

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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2013, 05:19:03 AM »
hey Joey what do u think of this trade?....a promising top prospect and he's a catcher too, he'll probably spend a lil more time in Triple A then come May get recalled unless Josh Thole have a superb start for the Mets...Can't believe RA signed with the Blue Jays, i thought Rangers were looking to sign him too...But dnt feel so bad you all know what happened to the Rangers this winter, first we lost our long time and the most hits Rangers ever had in Michael Young to the Phillies and a few days ago Josh Hamilton...i'd been to few games at the Ballpark last season and im so used to seeing Josh at CF and Young at 2b without them it'll take some time to get used to, But of all the team Hamilton could sign he chose the freaking division rival Angels....damn really? insane! :( but i dont blame him one bit..the Rangers had their chances to signed him this winter but what did they do, just like the Astros last couple of seasons they got rid of all the good players, actually all of the players, and went with the farm instead...im just not sure if they should pitch to "Ham" when he visits Arlington...LOL...but still love them Rangers and Astros...as for the Mets we'll see how good a player d'Arnaud comes spring, as for RA Dickey, i think the Blue Jays are now the top team in the EAST, with all those trades they made this off season and now adding RA Dickey just made their pitching a very very dangerous rotation in the league....wish he signed with the Rangers though..hehehe..
Hey Ray, I am thrilled with this trade. I love RA Dickey but when you have a Cy Young award winner that is 38 years young, you might as well sell high and they did that. I love Travis and he has the makings of the next huge Mets catcher after the likes of Carter, Hundley and Piazza. He also has an amazing Benito Santiago arm behind the plate (30% thrown out last year). Noah Snydergaard is ace like caliber in a few years. We already have Zach Wheeler coming up. :) Josh Thole has sadly underperformed like everyone on the Mets, not sure what I can expect of him next year.

Yeah Texas is hurting bad next year. 

Not sure if Blue Jays will really profit much from RA. He's 38, a knuckleballer and rather injury prone. I still think the 2 huge prospects the Mets picked up will pay huge dividends in 2-5 years. I'm envisioning Generation K all over again.      Happy New Year to you and your family! i hope you guys had a safe holidays.....I agree with you on this 100%, RA had been great the past 3 seasons but he is getting up there , he is not getting younger..LOL, i think Mets had the advantage on this trade. i forgot that Josh Thole was part of the deal with the Jays, therefore John Buck will more likely to start behind the plate, unless he struggles, im pretty sure by May we'll see Travis in the majors...Now the u mentioned Benito Santiago, damn i remember him throwing out Craig Biggio trying to steal 2nd from his freaking knees, he's a beast on throwing out runners that way! Mike Piazza on the other hand is a monster, he took a 3-0 pitch out of the ballpark, i mean literally out of the Enron Field, now known as Minute Maid Park...but i feel bad for the guy im sure he wont cast enough votes this year to the HOF, as for everyone in the ballots this year...because of PED use...last year i thought Baggy(Jeff Bagwell) will have enough votes but as it turns out, he was "accused" of using it too....im hopeful for Craig Biggio and jack Morris, Jack came oh so close to be in it, 9% short plus he's time is running out as well, he only have 1 more ballot after this year....i'll be watching it closely on January 9th...Nice talking baseball with you! God Bless!

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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2013, 08:34:18 PM »
 Happy New Year to you and your family! i hope you guys had a safe holidays.....I agree with you on this 100%, RA had been great the past 3 seasons but he is getting up there , he is not getting younger..LOL, i think Mets had the advantage on this trade. i forgot that Josh Thole was part of the deal with the Jays, therefore John Buck will more likely to start behind the plate, unless he struggles, im pretty sure by May we'll see Travis in the majors...Now the u mentioned Benito Santiago, damn i remember him throwing out Craig Biggio trying to steal 2nd from his freaking knees, he's a beast on throwing out runners that way! Mike Piazza on the other hand is a monster, he took a 3-0 pitch out of the ballpark, i mean literally out of the Enron Field, now known as Minute Maid Park...but i feel bad for the guy im sure he wont cast enough votes this year to the HOF, as for everyone in the ballots this year...because of PED use...last year i thought Baggy(Jeff Bagwell) will have enough votes but as it turns out, he was "accused" of using it too....im hopeful for Craig Biggio and jack Morris, Jack came oh so close to be in it, 9% short plus he's time is running out as well, he only have 1 more ballot after this year....i'll be watching it closely on January 9th...Nice talking baseball with you! God Bless!  sorry for quoting it at the wrong place, newbie..LOL

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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2013, 06:55:33 AM »
Happy New Year to you and your family! i hope you guys had a safe holidays.....I agree with you on this 100%, RA had been great the past 3 seasons but he is getting up there , he is not getting younger..LOL, i think Mets had the advantage on this trade. i forgot that Josh Thole was part of the deal with the Jays, therefore John Buck will more likely to start behind the plate, unless he struggles, im pretty sure by May we'll see Travis in the majors...Now the u mentioned Benito Santiago, damn i remember him throwing out Craig Biggio trying to steal 2nd from his freaking knees, he's a beast on throwing out runners that way! Mike Piazza on the other hand is a monster, he took a 3-0 pitch out of the ballpark, i mean literally out of the Enron Field, now known as Minute Maid Park...but i feel bad for the guy im sure he wont cast enough votes this year to the HOF, as for everyone in the ballots this year...because of PED use...last year i thought Baggy(Jeff Bagwell) will have enough votes but as it turns out, he was "accused" of using it too....im hopeful for Craig Biggio and jack Morris, Jack came oh so close to be in it, 9% short plus he's time is running out as well, he only have 1 more ballot after this year....i'll be watching it closely on January 9th...Nice talking baseball with you! God Bless!  sorry for quoting it at the wrong place, newbie..LOL
Just curious before anything... do you play Fantasy Baseball? I'd love to be in a league with you. You seem to know the game and the teams quite well.

I want Travis up sooner.. maybe April, lol.

Wow what a memory! :) I'm hoping Piazza gets in... but if he does... why hat will he wear? The Mets or Dodgers uniform? Is it true that the player is no longer allowed to choose which uniform after Wade Boggs was paid off to wear the then Tampa Bay Devil Rays into Cooperstown?

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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2013, 03:53:53 AM »
Hey Joey! how it it goin? Yes i do play fantasy baseball, specifically MLB.com fantasy League..... I love baseball, actually i love watching sports...especially the Texans right now, but most i love baseball next to basketball.. let me know which fantasy league you gonna join or you on perhaps i can join or something...I give credit  to my dad who showed me how the game is played..and he always talk about how the Miracle Mets won it all in '86, and rubbing it in at the same time on me cos it was courtesy of the Houston Astros to get there, LOL...so i grew up watching Darryl Strawberry, the Doc and Howard Johnson, but then again i learned to love our very own home team, of course...hehehe...About the hat and unis of HOF'ers, before 2001 they can choose any team they played to represent on the plaque logo. Much like the late Gary Carter, im very sure you know who he is,  ;D...he played almost all his career playing for the then team Montreal Expos but he had his career rejuvenated when he joined the Mets, so i dont blame him at all for choosing the Mets at all.. As far as Wade Boggs it is a controversy alright but he denied that "DEVIL RAYS" game him money to represent them, but Cmon Boggs, you played all your life as a Red Sox including batting tittles and 200 hits, won a WS ring with the Yanks and played i think only 1 season with the TB, sure he got his 3,000 hit, but just to even cross your mind to which to wear is a disgrace...I know the Hall of Fame officials our now handling which team hats goes on the plaque...as for Piazza, i hope he gets to wear the Mets hat cos he had his best career in NY and took them to the WS though we have to give credit to the Dodgers for giving him that chance, who knew he was this good of a hitter and a great defensive catcher rite? and of course for winning that ROY....i still think he'll be in there before his ballots are up....its just not fair if not....Good Day man!

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« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2013, 10:51:44 AM »
Hey Joey! how it it goin? Yes i do play fantasy baseball, specifically MLB.com fantasy League..... I love baseball, actually i love watching sports...especially the Texans right now, but most i love baseball next to basketball.. let me know which fantasy league you gonna join or you on perhaps i can join or something...I give credit  to my dad who showed me how the game is played..and he always talk about how the Miracle Mets won it all in '86, and rubbing it in at the same time on me cos it was courtesy of the Houston Astros to get there, LOL...so i grew up watching Darryl Strawberry, the Doc and Howard Johnson, but then again i learned to love our very own home team, of course...hehehe...About the hat and unis of HOF'ers, before 2001 they can choose any team they played to represent on the plaque logo. Much like the late Gary Carter, im very sure you know who he is,  ;D...he played almost all his career playing for the then team Montreal Expos but he had his career rejuvenated when he joined the Mets, so i dont blame him at all for choosing the Mets at all.. As far as Wade Boggs it is a controversy alright but he denied that "DEVIL RAYS" game him money to represent them, but Cmon Boggs, you played all your life as a Red Sox including batting tittles and 200 hits, won a WS ring with the Yanks and played i think only 1 season with the TB, sure he got his 3,000 hit, but just to even cross your mind to which to wear is a disgrace...I know the Hall of Fame officials our now handling which team hats goes on the plaque...as for Piazza, i hope he gets to wear the Mets hat cos he had his best career in NY and took them to the WS though we have to give credit to the Dodgers for giving him that chance, who knew he was this good of a hitter and a great defensive catcher rite? and of course for winning that ROY....i still think he'll be in there before his ballots are up....its just not fair if not....Good Day man!
I've been playing fantasy baseball when it started in around 2000 or so. I think I remember Sandbox or something was the first one then Yahoo and CBS Sportsline etc followed suit.

I'll definitely let you know, if there was any interest whatsoever here, I'd make an ABS board league but you are the only one even interacting on this thread.

Hahaha Astros.:P I remember that. I was also watch Doc, Hojo, Nails, Darryl... Darryl... The Kid... Wally Backman, Keith, Ray Knight... Rafael Santana... Darling... those were the days :)

Wade Boggs, so ridiculous... it should have been a Red Sox jersey... I wonder about Clemens (if he ever gets in) what jersey/hat would he wear. What do you think?

Hold the phone... 'great defensive catcher'... we are talking about Piazza right? Michael Piazza? We're not talking about Rick Cerone or Mike Scioscia right? How about Matt Nokes or Todd Hundley...oh wait, nevermind.

I'm still hoping Piazza gets in and don the Mets uniform/hat. Please, please please. :)
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« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2013, 10:39:22 PM »
There's no doubt in my mind Mike Piazza belongs to the Hall Of Fame, but what i hate about the whole voting thing is most of these sportswriter doesn't wanna vote the players on their 1st year of eligibility, i always thought that was stupid thinking cos most of the time sportswriter think "well,they have 14 more years of eligibility after this year"...if they are gonna vote for the particular player eventually next year or the year after or perhaps 3 years from now, why can't they just vote him in now...idk bro, but to me its plain stupid.  Look what happened to Dale Murphy, he to me belongs to Cooperstown, because what he had done through out his career on and off the field and so as  Jack Morris id he doesnt get in, i'll be so darn upset. the guy deserve to be in it too.. These players are and should have been voted in way back on their 1st year of eligibility but like i mentioned before sportswriter just keep skipping them out so another good or perhaps more "deserving" player comes along on the list, and the next thing you know, 15 years had past...Anyway I think Craig Biggio will get in this year(1st year) and hopefully along with Baggy and Piazza...

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« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2013, 01:21:40 PM »
There's no doubt in my mind Mike Piazza belongs to the Hall Of Fame, but what i hate about the whole voting thing is most of these sportswriter doesn't wanna vote the players on their 1st year of eligibility, i always thought that was stupid thinking cos most of the time sportswriter think "well,they have 14 more years of eligibility after this year"...if they are gonna vote for the particular player eventually next year or the year after or perhaps 3 years from now, why can't they just vote him in now...idk bro, but to me its plain stupid.  Look what happened to Dale Murphy, he to me belongs to Cooperstown, because what he had done through out his career on and off the field and so as  Jack Morris id he doesnt get in, i'll be so darn upset. the guy deserve to be in it too.. These players are and should have been voted in way back on their 1st year of eligibility but like i mentioned before sportswriter just keep skipping them out so another good or perhaps more "deserving" player comes along on the list, and the next thing you know, 15 years had past...Anyway I think Craig Biggio will get in this year(1st year) and hopefully along with Baggy and Piazza...


Regarding which hat should The Rocket wear if he gets in, Without a doubt he has to wear Bosox, it's a disgrace if he wears anything else other than Boston, especially the Yankees, please no...LOL... It's his 1st year on the ballot this year so we shall see but I dnt believe he'll get in at all, just my opinion. Barry Bonds N Sammy Sosa nor Big Mac are eligible first year but its a very controversial ballot this year, so all these players deserves to be voted in, but with PED used speculation, special thanks to the Bash Brother Jose Canseco book they may never get in, Look at Keith Hernandez , he was overlooked by many BBWA, and he never got in and you n I know how we'll he play that line at 1st, Finally and like I mentioned before the sportswriters needs to vote no matter what, it really what pisses me the most when they leave the ballot blank, its like c'mon of all those players eligible, somebody must have done something right...*smh*
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« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2013, 03:11:46 AM »
Apparently i was wrong Craig Biggio did not get in this year, although he needed only 39 more votes to get to 75% needing to be elected to HOF, he fell short....next year im almost sure he'll get it.  Big Mike received 57.8%, thats high for a first time ballot considering what allegation he was facing, Morris came 2nd so in other words he have only next year to get in....Anyway no one got to Cooperstown this year, first time since '96 this happened... Bonds n Clemens i believe if not mistaken got 17-18% respectively...There we have it bro, we'll try to campaign for them next year once more, LOL...

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Re: MLB (OT)
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2013, 03:34:03 AM »
Apparently i was wrong Craig Biggio did not get in this year, although he needed only 39 more votes to get to 75% needing to be elected to HOF, he fell short....next year im almost sure he'll get it.  Big Mike received 57.8%, thats high for a first time ballot considering what allegation he was facing, Morris came 2nd so in other words he have only next year to get in....Anyway no one got to Cooperstown this year, first time since '96 this happened... Bonds n Clemens i believe if not mistaken got 17-18% respectively...There we have it bro, we'll try to campaign for them next year once more, LOL... This is shameful, sportswriter shouldnt be allowed to vote anymore...let them hit 3000 and get hit by a pitch more than anyone in the game, they dont know how to recognize great players when they see one, Biggio is a class act too....Not happy with the result but i hope we as a fan gets to vote too..

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Re: MLB (OT)
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2013, 07:47:42 AM »
Apparently i was wrong Craig Biggio did not get in this year, although he needed only 39 more votes to get to 75% needing to be elected to HOF, he fell short....next year im almost sure he'll get it.  Big Mike received 57.8%, thats high for a first time ballot considering what allegation he was facing, Morris came 2nd so in other words he have only next year to get in....Anyway no one got to Cooperstown this year, first time since '96 this happened... Bonds n Clemens i believe if not mistaken got 17-18% respectively...There we have it bro, we'll try to campaign for them next year once more, LOL...
You pretty much summed it up... how disappointing. Mike should have already gotten this year.

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