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  • Originally posted by VoteLynnSwan View Post
    when was the last time Cincinnati was in a big game?
    We were around the top of the division until June for a few years....then Dunn would go .100 for the month. And once we were 3-19 on the month, he was sure to hit well enough to help us back to .500 only to cool down for another .100 month.

    Cincinnati is a baseball town. Every chance we have to get closer to the old days the city gets more and more alive. Dunn killed those with lack of producing when we needed it most.

    He would hit when the team was up but if we needed him to hit to save a game he couldnt.

    I know you can pull the "Haha you guys sucked no big games" card, but for a fan of a team who grew up hearing about the Big Red Machine, and got to go games in the 1990 season, every game that could be a turning point is big.

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    • Originally posted by Bengals78 View Post
      I know you can pull the "Haha you guys sucked no big games" card, but for a fan of a team who grew up hearing about the Big Red Machine, and got to go games in the 1990 season, every game that could be a turning point is big.
      I can pull the same about "The Oriole Way" and yet those memories are from the past for a reason. Those great runs happened because the landscape of the game was totally different. For better or worse today's game is about "goofy" stats and economics. So either love what you got or become jaded and bitter for things that happened before you were a thought.....

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      Originally posted by Job
      On another note, Nicklas Backstrom is amazingly good.
      Meanwhile, in hockey the other night, the Washington Capitals' Eric Belanger gets hit with a stick, loses EIGHT teeth, has an instant root canal in the locker room, comes back out and PLAYS and never says boo.

      So new rule, NBA: Unless you have a root canal at halftime, SHUT UP AND PLAY!

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      • Originally posted by Bengals78 View Post
        This is strictly for Hines

        Cameron Maybin (Tigers) vs. Andrew McCutchen (Pirates): These high school center fielders went back-to-back, with Maybin going tenth and McCutchen going 11th. The early returns suggest that the Tigers made a poor choice here, though they ultimately packaged Maybin in a deal for Miguel Cabrera, so they're not exactly complaining. McCutchen has hit since he arrived in Pittsburgh last season, and a 23-year-old with an .847 OPS in his first 733 major league plate appearances stands an awfully good chance of being an elite player for years to come. Maybin is still immensely talented, and could turn into a star- but McCutchen already is one. Pirates win- how often do you get to read that?





        http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2010/0...throwdown.html

        I remember being so pissed off that Detroit took Maybin. I wanted him BAD. I also wanted Bruce over Cutch too. I am sadly eating crow and fell in love with that beatiful Andrew McCutchen.

        I know Brodeur will ruin this moment, but Tabata and Lincoln are finally up and Alvarez will be up within the next week or so. :)

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        • Only 5 more days til Armando throws another perfecto.
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          • The NL Central is more fun when the Cubs are relevant.
            Sam Bradford will be a bust- 2/24/2010

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            • Jose Tabata is up.

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              • I'm still drooling by the way.
                #Chop


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                • Originally posted by Bengals78 View Post
                  And yet for 7 years in Cincinnati he was largely a failure because he could never produce in big games, cost us a ton in LF, refused to move to 1B, was more concerned hitting more HR than JR. When a double would win it for us he would still try to hit it 450 ft rather than go opposite field with a hit when they put his shift on.
                  Waiting 7 years to "get it" and still suck in key moments. (Last I heard he was 0-24 so far with RISP and 2 outs)

                  And I wasnt saying you have never watched a game. I was referring to your blind love of those goofy stats that cannot actually be considered 100% accurate yet your dismissal of the batting average.
                  I was saying watch a game. Dont rely on those numbers. Jeter has come up HUGE in big situations. I have seen him do it. In 7 years of seeing nearly every game, can very rarely recall Dunn doing anything.

                  "Its not about swinging for the fences, its about getting on base"
                  Well funny thing is, for 7 years Dunn was more concerned about swinging for the fences. There were several interviews and articles about how he wouldnt change his approach to help the team he wanted to hit his HRs. If you're closing a game, I would walk Dunn, not because I am "afraid of him" but because if he does hit it, and thats a big if, it might go out more often than a lot of people. Thats how he gets so many walks. Trust me. No one really "pitched around" Adam Dunn. Maybe a few times when JR was hurt and we had scrubs out there.
                  You almost as bad as that guy who was ripping Pujols. Now I'm saying Dunn is as good as Pujols, but's he's still a good player. Adam Dunn has gotten on base 38.3% of the time he has stepped up to the plate over his career. That is better than most players in the league. That's better than guys like Mark Teixeira, Chase Utley, and Evan Longoria. Batting average only matters if you don't know how to take a walk. However, Dunn is among the best in the game at talking walks. He's still been able to drive in around 100 runs per year despite playing in mostly poor lineups. As for how "un-clutch" Dunn has been, his OBP is 53 points higher with runners in scoring position than it is when the bases are empty. Basically, 41.5% of the time Dunn comes up to the plate with runners in scoring position he gets a hit or draws a walk. That's 11 points (or 1.1% better than Derek Jeter). He may not drive in as many runners as he could, but he gets on base a lot avoiding outs and giving other guys the opportunity to drive him in.

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                  • Originally posted by Michigan View Post
                    I don't get all the hoopla about Strasburg's debut. How can 0 for 2 on two groundouts be considered anything special? Can you say O-VER-RA-TED?
                    I agree, and then Pirate hitters were 0-16 on 0-2 counts with 14Ks, I expect better....Consider me unimpressed.

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                    • Originally posted by Shane P. Hallam View Post
                      Had a good night.

                      Went out to Nationals Park, met SuperKevin, and got to see Stephen Strasburg's debut. Here is my reaction:

                      Wish you guys would have told me you were going!

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                      • Pedro Alvarez is a single from the cylce. It's on MLBN. I am so glad to be watching this.

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                        • Originally posted by HinesWardJr View Post
                          Pedro Alvarez is a single from the cylce. It's on MLBN. I am so glad to be watching this.
                          It's only a matter of time before he gets called up....and Strasburg strikes him out four times in a game.

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                          • Arrieta Time has arrived!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                            Originally posted by Job
                            On another note, Nicklas Backstrom is amazingly good.
                            Meanwhile, in hockey the other night, the Washington Capitals' Eric Belanger gets hit with a stick, loses EIGHT teeth, has an instant root canal in the locker room, comes back out and PLAYS and never says boo.

                            So new rule, NBA: Unless you have a root canal at halftime, SHUT UP AND PLAY!

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                            • Originally posted by HinesWardJr View Post
                              Pedro Alvarez is a single from the cylce. It's on MLBN. I am so glad to be watching this.
                              I didn't realize how much Tabata was swiping bases again. His SBs are way up in the minors this year.

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                              • Originally posted by BigDawg819 View Post
                                Arrieta Time has arrived!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                                When? Is he starting?

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