Ken Griffey Jr wins spot in HoF
Giants adding Span to Outifeld rotation
1. Span CF
2. Panik 2B
3. Duffy 3B
4. Posey C
5. Belt 1B
6. Pence RF
7. Crawford SS
8. Blanco/Pagan LF
Your 2016 World Champions 2bh
How long until the MLB bans the Giants from even year seasons?
When they get 6 Eries in 2020?
11 in 2030?
>tfw it's the middle of winter
>tfw scoutfu must be retarded this time of year
>he doesn't use an eye test as the sole metric for determining batter ability
Never. The even-odd thing ends this year. Maybe they will make playoffs, but I wouldn't put any money on it. Also, it's gonna be bad for baseball if these shit-tier teams keep winning the WS. The last 2 have been dreadful. Especially with MEDIOCRE PLAYERS LIKE ALEX GORDON.
>HoF lets extreme raiders like Ken Griffey Jr. And Frank Thomas and Chippy Jones in
>refuses to let Barry Bonds, the GOAT of the GOAT era of baseball in
It's a god damned shame. You kids don't realize how fucking phenomenal Prime Roidbonds was.
I feel dumber after reading this post
>mouth breathing stoners and trannies get free tickets from the corporations they work for
>hurr sell out crowd 173 years running, faggots!
>m-my relocated team was good before 2010, even if they were ringless and lost a world series to Anaheim 8 years prior
>Angles won the WS in 2002
>SF fan math
Even though he never was implicated, I would have thought there would at least be some suspicion about him. He fits the power-hitting 1B profile a la McGwire and Bagwell (no I don't think Bags roided either) and had similarly huge seasons (him, Junior and Matt Williams were all on pace to break Maris' record in 1994 I believe) that were far out of the norm.
I don't believe he did roids, but if he did, he's lucky that he got in before some bombshell implicating him dropped.
>he literally can't understand my post
lmao it really is winter right now
>SF fan math
is still correct because 2002-1989 (last time Gints) made it before that) =/= 25 years
What do you mean? I can't really tell from your post if you're a Gints fan or not
There's no suspicion because he was one of the few players who had been wanting steroid testing in baseball. Since the 90's
>mfw when i woke up and realized mike piazza was still in the hall of fame and it wasn't just a good dream i had
Although I like using it, it's opportunistic kind of meme that's only good to use in situations like >>64745255 this anon.
Otherwise you have to force it. Will keep it in my meme reserves, though.
>only 2 other intelligent gentlemen like myself
i don't think this semen slurping board is for me
I should've known seeing as everyone here thought ken griffey jr deserved 100 or near 100% of the first ballot vote
>Fall of the Ottoman Empire
>The Titanic sank
>2 World Wars
>First trans-Atlantic flight
>Harry Caray was born...and died
>Theory of general relativity
>British Empire dissolved
>Haley's Comet passed...twice
>Man went to the moon
>The NBA, NHL, & NFL were formed
>Chicago teams from each of those sports leagues have won championships
>4 states were added to the Union
>3 US Presidents died while in office, 1 was impeached & 1 resigned
>Soviet Union forms...and falls
>Every current MLB ballpark has since been built
>The Red Sox began, and ended, their curse
>The Boy Scouts were founded
>Pluto became the ninth planet...and then had the planet label revoked
>The moving assembly line is introduced
>League of Nations was founded...and eventually replaced by the United Nations
>First World Cup is played
ahhh yeah, I vaguely remember that now. Wasn't KGJ advocating for that for a while, too? He was never suspected except for a few tinfoil-hatters.
I was referring to your obvious trolling that KGJ, Chipper and Big Hurt used roids, I'm with you on Bonds getting in
I remember him blowing back-to-back saves in a double header against the Pirates, which ended up being the final nail in the coffin of his career. It was the best thing that happened that season.
>The White Sox began, and ended their curse
come on people, this needs some more significant events
>Sixteen (16) US Presidents have been elected and completed at least one term
Ya ya you were baiting, just pretending, all that and what not.
not even me fampai
Considering you didn't have the trip on I didn't beg it to be you, just the typical response for that sort of post fampai.
ya ya omg he le trolled you hard man lolol and what not great take
wew calm down friend, you seem to care a lot about your memes
What's wrong with Alex Gordon? Sounds like you're mad. Sit down anon it's ok, maybe you should write to your teams GM and tell them that DEFENSE WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS YOU FUCKING KEK.
/nba/ is an embarrassment to the board
/hoc/ is just a bunch of autistic retards, but some of their real memes (not the clip art shit) can be pretty good
/nfl/ is a complete joke and their "memes" don't even really qualify if you ask me
The best generals to find a quality meme?
/cric/ or /aus/, particularly during 4-8AM Est
those fucking aussies know how to shitpost
>Bagwell at 71.6%
At least he'll get in next year; some of the reasons people didn't vote him in were fucking retarded (I don't like the Astros, I know he never tested positive but I still think he roided, he didn't stay in Boston, etc)
1. hes from nebraska
2. hes got a little of that greinke sauce in him
i mean it's not impossible, maybe
he's still a well above-average player in nearly every metric except groin strains
>not idolizing infamous glove hat
1. Span CF
2. Panik 2B
3. Pagan LF
4. Posey C
5. Belt 1B
6. Pence RF
7. Crawford SS
8. Duffy 3B
Name a better contact hitting lineup than that. Literally everyone is capable of hitting .300 or better.
>/nfl/ is a complete joke and their "memes" don't even really qualify if you ask me
/nfl/ is also an embarrassment to the board. Everytime I go in the thread there's about 40 posts from trips or more like 100 of them sucking each other off. Some post pictures of their ass, etc, etc. Gay asf-.
>mfw Al Leiter's daughter will be hot as fuck in about 5 years
>I prefer people act relatively normal on the internet, a
Glad to see you choose this site of all places for that
again, get the fuck out and go back too your commercial ball thread
Me and bae got new hats. What do you guys think?
i'm sure you did
Couldnt even make it baseball related
disappointed in you man, you already wear the GOAT hat
>yfw Chris Davis signs for less then 150m for being a money grubbing cunt
What about my buddy's hat? We're huge Royals fans btw :)
>4.2 WAR in only 100 games
Does he have the potential to be the best 2nd baseman in the league?
>if he can repeat this seasn
>Already has back trouble
>tfw you were alive to see David motherfucking Eckstein get 2 HoF votes
>meanwhile Jim Edmonds gets kicked out in his first year
Ace of the diamond
Pretty great show, 60 episodes in and it just keeps getting better
Pobably because centerfielders are held to a retarded standard
>If you arent mays, mantle or Griffey, fuck off kid
about a week, its still being released. I'd say it takes you a week to catch up
>Lofton, Edmonds, Andruw Jones all only 10-15 WAR shy of Griffey
>all out first ballot
All three got a lot more of their value from their defense rather than their offense though, which is a huge detriment for votes even though it's one of the 3 premier defensive positions
Edmonds had the same triple slash line that Duke snider had and he had a comparable WRC+
Jones was probably the best defensive centerfielder of the past 40 years
Lofton I'm on the fence about but his longevity and elite basestealing deserved a much longer run on this ballot
Right, I meant defense rather than their offense when compared to Griffey. Edmonds was a great hitter
Jones is all defense though. But he did hit 400 home runs, so maybe he'll pass the first ballot
He should come back as a DH to get to 2000 hits and give the writers 5 more years to realize that defense is big deal.
Heres an article on edmonds
I think Jones belongs in the hall. He was a B+ hitter and gave you otherwordly defensive ranger in that outfield
He should be in for his defense since people can get in for only their offense
The BBWAA love taking massive shits on defense. Alan Trammell and Lou Whitaker got fucked over like Edmonds and Lofton. Jones may not get in. Meanwhile Jeter will surely be a 1st ballot. Hopefully as some SABR guys start getting votes we'll see defense valued higher
Jeter should go in for his offense, but what's going to happen is people will point to the Gold Gloves he was awarded for his offensive production and call him an elite defender because of it. Meanwhile players who actually played HOF level defense get ignored as a whole
Alright fuck boys, let's look at guys who'll be eligible for the Hall in 2017:
>Should Get In Tier
Ivan Rodriguez (steroids)
Manny Ramirez (steroids)
>Bitch All You Want, But They Ain't HoFers Tier
Javier Vazquez (2,784 Ks)
Mike Cameron (dat power, speed, and defense tho)
J.D. Drew (made of glass)
Jorge Posada (Yankee-itis)
Magglio Ordonez (-121.1 Def KEK)
Jason Varitek (Red Sox-itis)
>They Had Awesome Careers Tier
Derrek Lee (;__;)
Melvin Mora (steroids)
Time Wakefield (200 wins and a knuckleball)
>Top Kek Tier
Arthur Rhodes (nigger)
Danys Baez (literally who)
Julio Lugo (kidnapper)
>Kenta Maeda's MRI reveals he is another fragile Japanese pitcher
>Giants sign a walking gurney to be their center-fielder
Time to hand the NLW to the Dbags at this point? I honestly think it has the potential of happening.
Your 2016 National League Cy Young Award Final Tally:
1. Gerrit Cole (WSH)
2. Matt Harvey (NYM)
3. Tyson Ross (SDP)
4. Stephen Strasburg (WSH)
5. Jose Fernandez (MIA)
Kershaw gets injured slipping on piss
He's still played a lot more games since 2012 than Pagan.
Besides, their lefty-righty splits line up perfectly. It's a great fit as long as they don't both get hurt at the same time.
Posada and Varitek will both break 50% of the vote at least once, Wakefield 40%
Guerrero will be the only one from this class going in first ballot
Manny not likely to get in, but more likely than Bonds due to public apology
Bagwell, Hoffman and Raines will all join Vladdy for induction
Lugo, Baez, Cabrera, and Mora get shut out
Drew, Guillen, Rowand, Sanchez, and Rhodes all fall off the ballot first year while garnering at least one vote
I see Posada getting ~50% in a couple of years; I see Varitek getting ~20% this year, maybe ~40% in the future.
I honestly don't see Wakefield getting more than 5%. If Nomar, Edmonds, and Anderson couldn't stay on, Wake won't either. He had a meme career and he's regarded for that, at best.
Manny might get in year 10 or something. He'll probably be a beloved full-time coach by then.
Pudge "Only God Knows If I Did Roids" Rodriguez should be on the same path as Piazza.
>Watching old Dave Niehaus calls because nostalgia
>Feel like crying
>tfw I'll never hear MY OH MY ever again
It almost makes me want to never watch again. It's just not the same. I don't know if any of you can understand. Was with us for almost 40 years.
>I don't know if any of you can understand.
Several teams have announcers who have been with their team for 20+ years. I don't want to think about a time when my team's crew, certain announcers especially, isn't announcing for us any more. At this point I'm already hoping the youngest on our crew isn't tempted to go national, and keeps the current crew's legacy going for decades to come.
>implying 5 weeks isn't plenty of time for me to drink myself to death
>Cardinals blatantly cheat to the point the fbi is involved
>a single employee sacrifices himself and the whole thing is forgotten
Can we just disband the cards already
"TBFIB" are the worst fanbase
Arrieta is pretty much my boy lol
>worked with him when he was with the Orioles farm team the Norfolk Tides
>still talk to him sometimes on facebook
>pretty chill dude who loves chili dogs
I would personally feel bad if I didn't keep him. But you think AJ Pollack will have another season like he had last year?
Is Arrieta as cool of a guy as he seems in the Cubs PG interviews? I've been a fanboy of his for a since he was with the Orioles. Now everyone is on his him because of his Cy Young and No hitter yet everyone hated him when we traded for him because we gave up Scott Feldman and Steve fucking Clevenger for him. Fucking casual fans are the worst.
I'd keep Arrieta, Bryant and the last spot is tough. I'd probably say Pollack because a CF with his production is harder to find then a 1B. I'm glad i'm in a complete keeper league haha. That's a tough choice there.
>Is Arrieta as cool of a guy as he seems in the Cubs PG interviews?
yes he is, he's a quiet dude too, you never heard him in the clubhouse unless he wanted to say something
>also the day he was traded he came and talked to the groundscrew for a bit
>just strolled into our office when we were on lunch
>brought bomb ass tacos from this food truck that's in front of the stadium
>hung out, ate tacos, and thanked us for putting up "with his crap all season"
>pretty good dude
also fuck Steve Clevenger he thought he was too good to be in triple A
>oh how wrong he was
yeah he was one of the better players I've worked with, because he would be the first to tell you if something's wrong on the field
>most players just stare at you like the hole they dug out on the pitchers mound is your fault
>mom tells me that beaner drug lord was captured again
>ask her where
>some shithole in Mexico
>kek and go on with my business
he's truly fucked once they decide to extradite him here
he'll """escape""" in a few months
David Barron @dfbarron 20m20 minutes ago
Christopher Correa has just pleaded guilty to five counts of unauthorized access to computer information.
David Barron @dfbarron 17m17 minutes ago
Max penalty on each of the five counts vs. Chris Correa includes up to five years in prison, a fine of up to $250k and restitution.
David Barron @dfbarron 16m16 minutes ago
The value of the information to which Christopher Correa gained unauthorized access has been set at $1.7 million.
David Barron @dfbarron 16m16 minutes ago
“Yes, your honor, I accept responsibility for my mistakes,” Chris Correa tells Judge Hughes.
David Barron @dfbarron 10m10 minutes ago
Chris Correa says he trespassed on Astros computer system based on suspicion Astros had unauthorized Cardinals data.
David Barron @dfbarron 6m6 minutes ago
Judge Hughes says of Chris Correa’s actions: “You broke into their house to find if they were stealing your stuff.”
David Barron @dfbarron 4m4 minutes ago
Judge Hughes has accepted the guilty plea of Christopher Correa.
David Barron @dfbarron 3m3 minutes ago
Sentencing hearing for Christopher Correa is set for April 11.
>mfw i thought they were talking about the astros shortstop until i looked up who chris correa was
>/nfl/ is filled with normies
>Tripfags are trans posting images of their asses, a few times in a few generals their bare asses
>Tripfags want to fuck each other and all the anons are cucked into having conversations with all 20 of the autistic transexual trips
>constant nonsports pokemon/cartoon whatever related nonsense
Anon. /nfl/ is the least normie general on /sp/.
>Giants not winning in an even year
>Cubes ever winning
>All these "lifelong" Royals fans that appeared out of nowhere after they made the postseason in 2014
>All these "lifelong" Jays fans that appeared out of nowhere in 2015
>All the "lifelong" Dbags fans that will appear in 2016
But the Royals and Jays made the postseason, dbags will not
Nigga. I'm not saying normal people are REEEEEEEEE I'm saying that /nfl/ is the least normal general on /sp/ and everytime I go into that thread I feel like I've walked into some gay bar with an orgy going on in the middle of it every time it's open which is 24/7.
>All these "lifelong" Royals fans that appeared out of nowhere after they made the postseason in 2014
Most of those royals fans were fans of other teams that didn't make the post season and cheered for the lovable underdogs of the 2014 season.
Most of the royals fan in early 2015 were people who weren't royals fans on /sp/ messing with the people who hated the royals by that point and just wished the fans would die. Around midseason to late in 2015 most "royals" fans on /sp/ were gone despite the team still being good and making playoffs and you could go into a royals game thread and see maybe 2-3 royals posters.
>If the Mariners ever do good ill be grouped in with all the "lifelong" bandwagoners
If anyone on /sp/ ever calls are and says there were never any mariners fans on /sp/ before they got good if the mariners somehow manage to be good I'll personally call them out on their bullshit.
Same goes if anyone says that about whitesox fans.
/mlb/ has a huge fanbase of whos and mariners fans for some reason and anyone who calls out that team for being mostly bandwagoning on this website would be wrong.
Royals haters fuck off already.
Are you fucking mad that our fanbase is the most passionate in baseball? Mad that you can't sell out your stadium every night? Mad that your team isn't a dynasty in the making? Mad that we're the most superior team in the league?
Pic related, me on the right and some REAL fans from our annual Kauffman Stadium meetup.
Kiss the fucking ring you faggots.
I can get with that, Mariners are pretty comfy and bro-tier, Jays are fun to watch. I support this broship
You know what I like about this trio.
Marlins fan obviously owns that cap because he's the kind of guy who likes rooting for the worst teams and you can just tell he has a browns jersey somewhere in his closet. That or he just went "Lol that Marlins man is great repping his marlins gear, I'm going to buy a marlins hat too and be like him."
Cardinals chick most likely isn't a fan of baseball seriously and only semi pays attention to the sport so she represents both teams in her home flyover state and depending on whatever team does better she hops onto the other one. Most likely a popular frequent of both subreddits.
Lastly NY Mets man is most likely a KC resident who just wants to feel included so he posts on most subreddits and bought both articles of clothing just incase one won the world series so he could act like he was a fan of them the entire time.
>Routine pop up
>Edmonds camping under it for five minutes
>the batter is already in the dugout, about to pound the finest St. Louis whore
>Ball just about to land in Edmonds mitt
>Jim readjusts himself to make it a diving catch.
>"Wow! What a catch by Edmonds, it shows why he is the best in the game! Speaking of catch, make sure to catch a brand new episode of That 70's Show right here on FOX"
>Edmonds smiles smugly as his routine catch that he dove for makes Web gems
>he remembers all the balls that he caught first and then dove and laughs
Yet he's off the hall ballot. There is a God.
>Opinion of an A's fan
Pick one faglord
worth more than every Royals/Astros/or Jays "fan" combined.
>saving all these A's pics/gifs
you can join the bandwagon, anon
it'll be empty for a while
>He doesn't have a folder to insult each and every team
Casual fan, plz leave, take some A's ballsack with you
>Defending a degenerate like Jim Edmomds
They both did, but Edmonds played in the shanty town of St. Louis and Anaheim for most of his career so fewer people were aware of his antics.
How the fuck do we stop the Giants? They can't keep getting away with it!
They're going to keep winning and there's nothing we can do to stop them
Here are the problems the Giants have:
Santiago Casilla is a mediocre closer.
Way too many injury-prone players.
One of those "we have multiple aces" starting rotations that will probably have one ace at most.
They are literally the 2015 Nationals.
>Dusty "starters average 130 pitches per game" Baker in charge of Strasburg
Guaranteed TJS tbhwyf
>for those talking about the cardinals being cheaters, remember thi is about Correa, not the cardinals
>as a royals fan......as a cardinals fan
Lol. Ignorance and degeneracy in the first few posts
>Second-best offense in baseball despite half the lineup being injured
>Vastly improved rotation
Not at home but I have.
>willie mays game used jersey
>roger clemens game used jersey
>signed sandy koufax jersey
>Derek jeter game used jersey from his rookie year
>Mickey Mantle game used bat
along with dozens of signed balls from big players like Rivera to forgotten ones like Ray Lankford and Will Clark
Frank Catalanotto threw me this ball at a Jays game after making the 3rd out. I think I was 11 years old.
My prized possession tbqh
My dad's got this ball in his room. Not quite sure who the guy is that signed it though..
Signed by Trevor Hoffman and a bunch of Mariners from a spring training game.
Dumb analogy senpai. That's what people said about Jack Morris and he was a way better player Wakefield. Blyleven was always going to go to the hall. He always had the numbers. Some media just didn't like him personally caused the wait
>going by the name "buster" unironically
>going by the name "hunter" unironically
I fucked up a Mike Schmidt ball that my dad had when I was a kid. Didn't play with it, like in the sandlot though. Took it out of its case to show a friend outside then set it down and forgot about it. Sat out in the yard all winter.
Not home right now. I've got an autographed Jim Thome bat, game-used Sal Fasano bat, a couple autographed balls, some signed photos, shitload of autographed and memorabilia cards. Never caught a ball at a game though
>Unironically choosing not to win RotY, MVP, a batting title, 3 Silver Sluggers, and 3 rings
Why do people do this?
That's actually a really good point.
Sal was based tho, one of my all-time favs. And it's one of those name stamped bats
>Are you one?
No, but he said I must be because they don't care care of their shit. We had a really big backyard and in the winter it would kinda get over grown with weeds. To me at the time it wasnt a big deal. My dad ran a baseball card shop, so in my 7yr old mind, he could always just go get another mike schmidt ball.
Texas Rangers will win a World Series in the next 5 years
The Sandlot sucks
I can't even relate to the main character like I can with Roger, neither of us had a father in our lives
angels fan here btw
My childhood, fuck.
I would pray every night that the O's would win the pennant, just like the movie. After '96 and '97 I actually thought it was working.
Then the next 15 years happened.
anyone got a link to the Griffey press conference?
>Let's see "Benny the Jet" get out of this pickle.
>"The Sandlot" star Michael Vitar, who played group leader Benny Rodriguez in the movie, has been charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon, Variety reports.
>The former teen actor — now a firefighter — and two friends were reportedly involved in a violent brawl with another man in Los Angeles on Halloween.
>The 36-year-old Vitar now faces up to four years in prison for his role in the scuffle.
>Among other things, Correa is alleged in May of 2013 to have peaked at the Astros’ ranking of 2013 draft-eligible players; large swaths of other draft-related scouting and assessment data; scouting information relating to the Cardinals’ system; and logs of Houston’s trade talks. He is said to have accessed the system again during the draft. And he allegedly went back to check the trade notes on the morning of the 2013 trade deadline.
So much for "he was only checking to see to if they stole proprietary information"
Thanks for the literally free top 5 prospect Anglels
thanks for the yous fampai
shit. im an idiot. wasnt trying to be funny and wasnt baiting. didnt understand why people were flipping me shit until i went back and looked just know.
tl;dr haha disregard that i sucks cocks
jesus christ my dude. its the middle of winter so all is forgiven
fyi johan's no hitter is on SNY right now
you know what to do
>Ryan Divish @RyanDivish 3m3 minutes ago
>Griffey on Dave Niehaus: He called my first home run. He called my last home run. He'd probably say: 'It's about time.'"