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Old 08-22-2008, 04:31 AM   #241 (permalink)
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Old 08-22-2008, 12:44 PM   #242 (permalink)
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You were there!? Bitch.
The old man had box seat tickets.

Free food and free beer.

My dad, Tyler and I went.
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Old 08-22-2008, 01:02 PM   #243 (permalink)
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I'm jealous. We've been trying to find a night to go because I'd really like to see Roy pitch. Megan has free tickets for September, but with my luck, it'll probably be A.J. Burnassface.
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Old 08-22-2008, 01:05 PM   #244 (permalink)
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I'm jealous. We've been trying to find a night to go because I'd really like to see Roy pitch. Megan has free tickets for September, but with my luck, it'll probably be A.J. Burnassface.
Thats Cy Young candidate A.J Burnassface.
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Old 08-22-2008, 01:11 PM   #245 (permalink)
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I'm jealous. We've been trying to find a night to go because I'd really like to see Roy pitch. Megan has free tickets for September, but with my luck, it'll probably be A.J. Burnassface.
I told my dad if Tyler said no that we were taking you.

Roy was good, but League blew me away.

He hit 100mph two or three times. We were right above the Yankees dugout, so we really got to see the pitch fly in there.
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Old 08-22-2008, 01:40 PM   #246 (permalink)
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We should go later in September when the Sox are in town. You can wear your Red Sox jersey and we can brawl in the stands.
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Old 09-10-2008, 12:26 AM   #247 (permalink)
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Yeah so, 10 in a row now. WOW .... who'd a thunk it?
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Old 09-10-2008, 01:50 AM   #248 (permalink)
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Yeah so, 10 in a row now. WOW .... who'd a thunk it?
man... so many "what ifs" when I look back at some of the games they fucked up.

it's the classic Jays routine.... get super-excited at the end of the season about how good we can be next year.

sure is fun to see all the wins, though.... and against playoff teams too.
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Old 09-10-2008, 04:13 AM   #249 (permalink)
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10 in a row...just in time.
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Old 09-26-2008, 10:35 AM   #250 (permalink)
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Well, one positive came out of this season. Doc getting his 20th win last night.

Cy Young in the AL this season?
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Old 09-26-2008, 10:46 AM   #251 (permalink)
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Not even close.

That guy from Cleveland that's 22-3 with 2.something ERA will win it.
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Old 09-26-2008, 11:11 AM   #252 (permalink)
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another monster season from roy. he may very well be the best in the league. especially considering the lackluster run support the jays provided him with for much of the first half of the year. i just love watching that guy. he doesn't blow anyone away with speed, he just hits his spots with movement on every pitch, knows how to dominate and has a nasty, nasty curveball.
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Old 09-27-2008, 05:53 AM   #253 (permalink)
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Jays deliver pitch to Burnett

Team makes bold move with proposal to add two years, $30 million to righty's existing deal

BALTIMORE–The Blue Jays are preparing to offer A.J. Burnett a new, improved four-year deal in order to persuade him to remain with the club.

The new contract would add two years and $30 million (all figures U.S.) to Burnett's existing contract, which still has two years to run. The proposed package, which has not yet been presented to Burnett's representatives, would total $54 million over four years.

Right now, Burnett is in the third year of a five-year, $55 million contract he signed in 2005. He is owed $12 million in each of the next two years. The new contract would bump his salary in 2011-12 to $15 million per year.

"I think that's probably a fair number," a source close to the negotiations said of the proposed dollar figure. "I think that's where it will end up."

The Jays have several off-season needs, including a muscular middle-of-the-order bat, but a serious injury to No.3 starter Shaun Marcum has recalibrated their sights.

"Our first priority is to try and keep A.J.," GM J.P. Ricciardi said yesterday.

Burnett cannot exercise the opt-out clause in his contract until 10 days after the World Series. That gives the Jays all of October to seal him up before he hears other offers. The Blue Jays hope that Burnett will accept their sweetened proposal and forego the opportunity to become a free agent.

Burnett seemed pleasantly surprised to hear the proposed new number yesterday.

"Nice," he said, nodding his head approvingly. "That's more than I thought they would come up with (pause). Here, at least."

But is it enough?

"We'll see," Burnett said, with a grin. Contrary to what the club is saying, Burnett said his agent, Darek Braunecker, has already had "a couple" of meetings with Blue Jays officials about a new deal.

Burnett has insisted recently that he isn't aware of what he might command on the open market.

"I'd have to talk to my agent about that," Burnett said.

The new deal would make Burnett the highest-paid pitcher on the Jays. Roy Halladay is in the first year of a three-year, $40 million contract. Burnett's new deal would pay him slightly more on average per annum, $13.5 million to Halladay's $13.33 million.

But with the deep-pocketed New York Yankees known to be avid suitors, money probably won't be enough for the Jays. They hope that Burnett will want to stay with the organization he likes to say he has "grown up" with as a pitcher. Burnett offered some hope yesterday on that score.

"It's about comfort, about being in a situation you're familiar with," Burnett said. "It's really not about the money."

The Jays took a strong step in that direction yesterday by extending new contract offers to pitching coach Brad Arnsberg and bullpen coach Bruce Walton.

Arnsberg coached Burnett in Florida and is close to the sometimes mercurial starter. He also enjoys a strong bond with Halladay, who yesterday praised the "hard working" coach, calling him a "great friend."

Though the financials are still up in the air, Arnsberg said he is "99.9 per cent" sure he will return on a two-year deal.

"That's just great for him. He deserves to be here for 10 years," Burnett said.

Serious negotiations with Burnett will begin once the season ends tomorrow. If the club is able to seal Burnett, it will turn to a new extension for Halladay.

If Burnett chooses to sign elsewhere, the signing of a free-agent starter becomes the priority. Yesterday, Burnett was signalling that what many thought was a foregone conclusion – that he will leave – is far from it.

"It's definitely pleasing to hear," Burnett said of the club's proposed offer.

"I love being on this team."


Can't we just get rid of this dick? You KNOW that once his gets his big payday, he'll go back to being the A.J. of old. It makes me sick that he received a standing ovation for his last start of the season.

But is it enough?

"We'll see," Burnett said, with a grin.


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Old 09-27-2008, 12:27 PM   #254 (permalink)
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He played really good this year and if I was the Blue Jays(mainly Riccardi) I would want him back
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Old 09-27-2008, 01:22 PM   #255 (permalink)
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Riccardi could get a better pitcher out of the two hole if he decides to move Rios. They were close to get Lincecum last year for Rios and a one two punch of Lincecum and Roy would've been stellar this season.

Rios will always be an overrated player and if you could move him for say Verlander or try to get Matt Cain on the cheap then I think you've more than adequately replaced what you lost or may lose with AJ.

Really, the Jays shopping list should be: a BIG f'n bat and a young pitcher who's already established but may have fallen out of favour.
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Old 09-28-2008, 04:33 AM   #256 (permalink)
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He played really good this year and if I was the Blue Jays(mainly Riccardi) I would want him back
Will you be LOL-ing when he - after his big payday - reverts back to being frustrating crap?
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Old 09-28-2008, 05:08 AM   #257 (permalink)
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Riccardi could get a better pitcher out of the two hole if he decides to move Rios. They were close to get Lincecum last year for Rios and a one two punch of Lincecum and Roy would've been stellar this season.
Halladay
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Marcum
McGowan

Lol, is that the best pitching lineup of all time? And we'd still probably miss the playoffs.
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Old 09-29-2008, 10:23 AM   #258 (permalink)
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Marcum
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Lol, is that the best pitching lineup of all time? And we'd still probably miss the playoffs.
Where's Litsch? I thought he pitched like a man possessed after his re-call from Triple-A. And Marcum is gone for the 2009 season.

Lincecum? There's no way the Giants trade him after the monster season he had. They were iffy on dealing him before the season, and now, no way in hell.


As for AJ, I'd open up the wallet to retain him. He has filthy stuff, he's learning from Doc, he's got Arnsberg guiding him - I think that's huge. He's finally learning HOW to pitch. If they're not gonna retain AJ, they might as well clean house and trade everyone.
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Old 09-29-2008, 04:48 PM   #259 (permalink)
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I heard Goddfrey is stepping down.

Might this be the last year of our shitheat GM?
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Old 09-29-2008, 05:07 PM   #260 (permalink)
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Yea Goddfrey retired or quit yesterday
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