JarsOfClay

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  1. I dont see how a bobblehead night would be such a huge event that a retirement announcement would come from it. The writing is on the wall regardless.
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    Pujols Out For Season with Knee Surgery

    I dont get how you arrived to that conclusion. It's not like he generalized and said it was 25 years ago or 30 years ago, he was quite specific about the 28 years ago. You're right that he did misspoke, but he misspoke in that he accidentally revealed his true age.
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    Pujols Out For Season with Knee Surgery

    Wow I dont even know what to say. There's evidence from Pujols' own mouth that he lied about his age and you think the issue is nonsense? Pujols lied and deceived a team paying him 250m about his age. As a fan you should be absolutely outraged.
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    Pujols Out For Season with Knee Surgery

    I would think 250m dollars is enough incentive to perform at a high level. The cardinals gave him a generous offer. One that wouldn't cripple the franchise, but still keep Pujols in a cardinal uniform. Im also guessing the cardinals know something that the angels dont, especially about Pujols' age. Here something I found from Pujols' wikipedia: Although Pujols' listed birth date was 1980, there have been critics who speculate that he is older than his listed age. One particular statement cited as evidence was his statement in 2018 in an interview over hitting a home run off Octavio Dotel when he around 12-13 years old, ending the story by saying to end the story, "And we go back, you know, 28 years later, and here I am.", which would make him 40 instead of his stated age of 38.
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    Pujols Out For Season with Knee Surgery

    It's really about the money, if it wasn't he would be a cardinal right now, wouldn't he? And he made an additional 3m this year due to getting 3000 hits. Pujols just had to throw that incentive in because his contract obviously wasn't lucrative enough. I laugh at people who think he will retire early and forfeit any money. The angels will have to force him and they likely will, but they will still be on the hook for every single penny.
  6. If you dont mind saying. What do you do and how much do you make?
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    Gameday Thread: 8/28 Rockies @ Angels: No-tani

    How many homeruns has Noe given up this year out of the bullpen? Feels like a million.
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    Gameday Thread: 8/28 Rockies @ Angels: No-tani

    He's suggesting the next 5 years are important and it's imperative Ohtani plays against lefties so he can improve against them and help the angels win in the future instead of Marte who probably wont even have a job next year.
  9. So the next manager is going to put sluggers like Erick Aybar in the clean up spot and have the players aimlessly running around the bases? I'll take my chances lol
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    Please come back Claude

    No I was saying if he got 12/320, it would have been cheaper than 6/144 + 10/400. Were looking at 320m vs 544m. Over 220m difference they would have saved. Obviously this is all assumption because no one knows what he will actually get when he's a FA, but it still would have been a lofty saving.
  11. This is true, but I'm not basing a good manager on playing career, I'm going on personality. Scioscia's comatose managerial style has worn thin on me. Also Erstad wasn't a great player, I remember he had a great year in 2000, but without looking it up - he was mostly an average to good player.
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    Please come back Claude

    It doesn't have to be a 15 year deal. Agents always start out high to get a better deal. It's part of the negotiation process. Im guessing they would have met in the middle and ended up with a 12 year, 320m deal. And yes they are stupid for not giving him that because now it's going to cost them DOUBLE that amount to keep him. And I agree there is risk involved, but howcome Arte wasn't worried about the risk of a 33 year old Pujols? Trout was 24 at the time and he's a once in a lifetime talent, those are the ones you take the risk on, not an old overweight first baseman coming off the worst season of his career.
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    The Official 2018 Major League Baseball Thread

    After last nights loss, the Astros have lost 5 straight to the Mariners. The Astros are really pissing me off. If this keeps up, the Astros might miss the playoffs altogether.
  14. I dont know much about Chavez, but I wouldn't mind taking a chance on him. I know from his playing days he had a strong desire to win which would be a welcome change. Hopefully not Josh Paul - not smart enough to tag or throw a runner out at 1st in an important playoff game. I also think a future HOF like Pujols will override his leadership and dismiss him since Josh Paul was noting more than a 3rd string catcher in his playing days. And I doubt he has the balls to bench Pujols if necessary. Just no. No to Ausmus and Girardi, old school guys who are too similar to Scioscia in managerial style. I want someone fiery like Chili Davis, Daren Erstad, Troy Percival. Great leadership and strong work ethic and demand the same from their players.