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Old 05-06-2008, 06:24 PM   #141 (permalink)
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I'd think the Jays would be silly to give up on Purcey right now imo.

Also, if we grab Griffey where does he play? I still think the dumbest move JP has done to this date is waive Reed Johnson. So where does Shannon Stewart go? Dunn would be our natural DH however.

Personally I'd look at the Rays right now and their farm system. They have some players I'd LOVE to have on this squad.
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Old 05-06-2008, 11:31 PM   #142 (permalink)
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Old 05-06-2008, 11:53 PM   #143 (permalink)
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It'll never happen, but I kinda wish they'd sign Bonds. With J.P. at the helm, this team is going to be what it has been for the past 7 years - mee dee oh kerr. Sign Bonds, create a buzz and controversy, fire J.P. and Godfrey, and get down to business. Bonds can scurry away and hide inside J.P.'s nose and they can both take a hike.

Remember when Blue Jay fans were terrified Ricciardi would leave in 2002 (or was it 2003?) to take the job as Red Sox GM? Fuck, I wish he had.
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Old 05-07-2008, 07:40 PM   #144 (permalink)
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ahaha yeahh
and i dont like rios leading off mann
isnt he one of our power hitters

Eckstein and Mcdonald are down now
but when eckstein comes back, make him lead off and hope he gets into some kind of rhythmm
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Old 05-08-2008, 01:20 PM   #145 (permalink)
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Marcum for AL Cy Young. This guy is pitching fantastic. :clapping;
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Old 05-20-2008, 09:56 AM   #146 (permalink)
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What a great story.

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BOSTON–Jon Lester has survived cancer and pitched a World Series clincher for the Boston Red Sox.

Now he can add a no-hitter to his already amazing list of accomplishments.

The 24-year-old lefty shut down Kansas City 7-0 last night for the first no-hitter in the majors since Red Sox rookie Clay Buchholz threw one last September.

It was Lester's first major-league complete game. What a way to do it.

"You don't feel tired in that situation. You've got so much adrenaline going," he said. "I'm sure it will hit me in the morning."

Lester (3-2) allowed only two baserunners, walking Billy Butler in the second inning and Esteban German to open the ninth. He also made an error when he threw away a pickoff attempt.

Lester struck out nine, fanning Alberto Callaspo to end the game before pumping both fists in the air.

Catcher Jason Varitek, who has been behind the plate for a record four no-hitters, lifted his pitcher into the air.

Manager Terry Francona gave a long, hard embrace to Lester, who missed the end of the 2006 season and half of 2007 after he was diagnosed with a rare form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

"I've been through a lot the last couple of years. He's been like a second dad to me," Lester said. "It was just a special moment right there."

Centre fielder Jacoby Ellsbury made a diving catch of Jose Guillen's line drive to end the fourth inning – the best defensive play of the night. Lester also got help from first baseman Kevin Youkilis, who made a nice scoop on shortstop Julio Lugo's throw after David DeJesus hit a grounder in the third.

The fans at soldout Fenway Park held their enthusiasm until the final out of the seventh, rising to their feet when Lester fanned Guillen on a 93 m.p.h. fastball. They remained standing for the entire ninth inning, even as German walked and moved around to third base when Tony Pena and DeJesus grounded out.

With cameras flashing and the fans screaming at full throat, Callaspo fell behind 0-2. He took a ball and fouled one off before reaching for a high and outside 1-2 fastball to end the game.

"I was trying to do what I could do," Callaspo said. "You had to ... try to get the bat on the ball."

Lester and Varitek were mobbed by teammates running out of the dugout as the speakers played "Tessie," the victory anthem the Red Sox adopted through two World Series titles in four seasons. Lester was instrumental in the second, less than a year after chemotherapy cured his cancer, when he earned the victory in Game 4 at Colorado to complete the Red Sox sweep.

"I can't tell you which one means more to me than the other," Lester said. "The World Series is, obviously, the World Series. How many people get to say they've won that? And a no-hitter is a no-hitter. How many people can say they've done that?

"So they're both up there. They both mean a heck of a lot to me and something I'll cherish for a long time."

Buchholz no-hit the Orioles last Sept.1 in his second major league start.

Mel Parnell was the last Red Sox lefty to throw a no-hitter, beating the Chicago White Sox on July 14, 1956.
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:21 AM   #147 (permalink)
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:24 AM   #148 (permalink)
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I find those fights so hillarious
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:28 AM   #149 (permalink)
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Shields, Crawford and company from TB are bunch of pansies. Kudos to Crisp for charging the mound.
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:31 AM   #150 (permalink)
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In that same game Manny Ramirez BITCH slapped another Boston player in the dugout. Back-hand style. It was an epic smack too.

heh. manny being manny i guess.
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:35 AM   #151 (permalink)
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It was Manny and Youkilis.

Crisp is a pretty mild-mannered guy, so I loved it. Too bad he got plied on by four Rays after he got that jab in on Shields
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:37 AM   #152 (permalink)
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Crisp is a pretty mild-mannered guy, so I loved it. Too bad he got plied on by four Rays after he got that jab in on Shields
Yeah, but the worst part was Crawford coming in to scratch Crisp. Throw a fackin' punch you pussy if your going to attack someone else. Don't scratch them.
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:54 AM   #153 (permalink)
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Crisp should have seen it coming (that he was gonna get beaned). He took out Imuwara pretty hard the night before. I do know this: If Shields had connected with that punch, it would have been over for Coco.
As for the skirmish and Crawford scratching Crisp - happens all the time in football. When you're at the bottom of the pile, you have guys poking your eyes, scratching you, all that jazz. Same thing happened.
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Old 06-06-2008, 01:19 PM   #154 (permalink)
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If Crawford wanted to, he could destroy Crisp. The guy is a physical specimen compared to alot of ball players.

How about yesterday's performance in Yankee Stadium? Why throw three straight sliders?
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How about yesterday's performance in Yankee Stadium? Why throw three straight sliders?

I think B.J. days are numbered with the Jays. He's becoming less and less effective with each appearance.
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Old 06-06-2008, 02:08 PM   #156 (permalink)
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BJ has looked pretty damn good for a guy who came back from Tommy John surgery early. He had a couple of hiccups this week, but for the most part, he's been solid.
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Old 06-19-2008, 11:44 AM   #157 (permalink)
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OK, is anyone else fed-up with the Jays organization now? This team is fuckin' garbage. Wells and Rios have to be a couple of the biggest busts (not to mention they take up over a third of our payroll) in baseball albeit Wells has been injured, but still. :mad:

Finally after years struggling with our starting pitchers we have one of the best rotations in all of baseball and yet this team couldn't fuckin' hit the broad side of a barn to help them out.

Plllllllllease, pllllllease fire Gibbons and Riccardi. I can't stand this team anymore. :mad:
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Old 06-19-2008, 12:26 PM   #158 (permalink)
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It's time to start being sellers. It seems we can't compete with the Yankees and Red Sox's astronomical payroll and we can't compete with the upstart Rays. It's time to start selling off the guys - this includes Rolen, Overbay, Wells, Ryan, Burnett, Eckstein - even to extent, Doc Halladay. Rebuild the farm system. Suck for a few years and then come back with a mix of youth and vets.
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Old 06-19-2008, 03:42 PM   #159 (permalink)
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no start buying
go all out
do something
im not sitting through another boring off-season crossing my finger for good trades
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Old 06-19-2008, 07:21 PM   #160 (permalink)
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Adam Dunn Agrees With Aar!

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Fire both of those clowns. Ricciardi's "4-year-that-has-taken-7-years-but-accomplished-nothing" plan is a failure. Ricciardi's head is so far up Godfrey's ass, Ricciardi actually shares ass space with Godfrey in Rogers ass.


Dunn crosses Jays off list after Ricciardi's comments

Jays GM JP Ricciardi claims Cincinnati Reds outfielder Adam Dunn "doesn't have a passion to play the game that much."

Dunn counters by referring to Ricciardi as a "clown."

Let the war of words begin.

"I know nothing about this clown, I have no idea who he is," Dunn said today in response to Ricciardi's radio call in show in Toronto Wednesday in which the Jays GM questioned Dunn's character.

Dunn was shown transcripts of the radio call in show in which one caller peppered Ricciardi about Dunn and the value of bringing him to Toronto to bolster the Jays offence, which is second last in the majors in homers.

Dunn has hit 40 or more homers a season over the past four years.

Dunn initially expressed indifference, but quickly changed his tune to one of anger.

"It (ticks) me off, to be honest with you," said Dunn, who is in the option year of his contact, and will become a free agent after this season.

"He doesn't know anything about me other than what he sees on whatever Sports Center they have up there."

Ricciardi became engrossed with a caller on his regular phone in show with the FAN 590, and explained that the team has "done it's homework" on players like Dunn.

"Do you know the guy doesn't like baseball that much? Do you know he doesn't have a passion to play the game that much?" Ricciardi said in response to persistent but unfounded rumours that the Jays are interested in Dunn.

"We've done our homework on players like Adam Dunn. There's a reason why we don't want Adam Dunn."

Dunn, who is due into Toronto Tuesday when the Reds visit the Jays for an interleague series, said he can now cross the Jays off his list if he should become a free agent this winter.

"I can eliminate one team," Dunn said. "I'm not changing dollars to loonies and toonies just yet."
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