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(ESPN)   Marlins trade Nolasco to the Dodgers in exchange for gift cards to Olive Garden   (espn.go.com ) divider line
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2013-07-07 12:34:31 AM  
I was hoping Nolasco would go to a decent defensive team. Miami has typically been pretty poor defensively, and Nolasco's traditional numbers have appear to have suffered for it: his career FIP- (where 100 is average and lower is better) is 92, yet his ERA- is 108.

Unfortunately, LAD has one of the worst defensive efficiencies in the game this season, so it'll probably be more of the same.
 
2013-07-07 12:36:27 AM  
 
2013-07-07 01:17:53 AM  
I like how espn was all "watch out for the dodgers! Only three games back!" Today. I just thought "so they're like .500?"
 
2013-07-07 01:27:04 AM  

thecpt: I like how espn was all "watch out for the dodgers! Only three games back!" Today. I just thought "so they're like .500?"


The NL West is a bunch of teh suck.  I think the 3 teams from the NL Central scenario that would happen right now will stay until the end.
 
2013-07-07 02:14:54 AM  
Didn't the Dodgers get enough of Miami's trash last year?
 
2013-07-07 02:22:19 AM  

CipollinaFan: Didn't the Dodgers get enough of Miami's trash last year?


That trash is hitting .406/.448/.729 this year.
 
2013-07-07 02:32:14 AM  
in other random baseball news, Josh Hamilton just hit a walkoff homer in the 11th against the Sox... yes.. THAT Josh Hamilton!
 
2013-07-07 02:41:32 AM  

DeWayne Mann: CipollinaFan: Didn't the Dodgers get enough of Miami's trash last year?

That trash is hitting .406/.448/.729 this year.


That can't be true.

Well, shiat.
 
2013-07-07 02:44:44 AM  

Dafatone: DeWayne Mann: CipollinaFan: Didn't the Dodgers get enough of Miami's trash last year?

That trash is hitting .406/.448/.729 this year.

That can't be true.

Well, shiat.


I mean, it's in fewer PA than what Puig has, so it's not SUPER DUPER INSANE.

But it's definitely true.
 
2013-07-07 02:56:36 AM  

12349876: I think the 3 teams from the NL Central scenario that would happen right now will stay until the end.


The last time Pittsburgh had season over .500 was 1992. I'm taking a wait and see attitude about them.
 
2013-07-07 03:04:12 AM  

12349876: The NL West is a bunch of teh suck


The NL West has been a bunch of suck for a while, but they've won 2 of the last three World Series.  And I don't think it's a coincidence.

I don't want to get into a big rigamaroll over the relative value of teams or divisions.  But the Giants teams that have won the two World Series over the last three years had something in common with my favorite team of all time, the '88 Dodgers. The had awesome starting pitching and an excellent top three or four to the bullpen.  They weren't the best team over the 162 game season, but they were good enough to make it to the postseason and were the best over a shortened series.  Really, that's what it's all about once you get to the postseason.  And, if the Dodgers manage to make it to the postseason, this can be nothing other than a good deal for the team.
 
2013-07-07 03:08:25 AM  

DeWayne Mann: CipollinaFan: Didn't the Dodgers get enough of Miami's trash last year?

That trash is hitting .406/.448/.729 this year.


Small sample sizes. Hanley has been on the the DL for more than half the year.
 
2013-07-07 03:11:11 AM  

CipollinaFan: DeWayne Mann: CipollinaFan: Didn't the Dodgers get enough of Miami's trash last year?

That trash is hitting .406/.448/.729 this year.

Small sample sizes. Hanley has been on the the DL for more than half the year.


Oh, well in that case, he's clearly trash.
 
2013-07-07 03:14:36 AM  

red5ish: 12349876: I think the 3 teams from the NL Central scenario that would happen right now will stay until the end.

The last time Pittsburgh had season over .500 was 1992. I'm taking a wait and see attitude about them.


Would have to go 29-47 (.381) rest of the way to be 82-82. Essentially MIA/HOU level of play. Then again, Pirates gon Pirate.
 
2013-07-07 03:16:59 AM  

No Soap Radio: Would have to go 29-47 (.381) rest of the way to be 82-82


What would they have to do to be 81-81?
 
2013-07-07 03:18:22 AM  

DeWayne Mann: No Soap Radio: Would have to go 29-47 (.381) rest of the way to be 82-82

What would they have to do to be 81-81?


*Shakes tiny, exhausted fist* :(
 
2013-07-07 03:19:13 AM  
For the record, that'd be 28-48 (.368)
 
2013-07-07 03:19:31 AM  

DeWayne Mann: What would they have to do to be 81-81?


I was told there would be no math involved...
 
2013-07-07 03:25:47 AM  

No Soap Radio: For the record, that'd be 28-48 (.368)


....I don't think that's right. Or if it is, the first math was wrong.

All I know is, this calculation is clearly cursed, so there's no way I'm going to attempt it.

Maybe you should drive: DeWayne Mann: What would they have to do to be 81-81?

I was told there would be no math involved...


They lied.
 
2013-07-07 04:09:01 AM  
On the plus side, the Marlins have several promising young pitchers that they're preparing to either trade to other teams or have go off at the first chance in Free Agency....

/Embittered Fish fan
 
2013-07-07 07:31:01 AM  
They must have really wanted some authentic Italian cuisine.
 
2013-07-07 09:01:57 AM  

Maybe you should drive: DeWayne Mann: What would they have to do to be 81-81?

I was told there would be no math involved...


While you do the math, I'm doing the Alfredo.
 
2013-07-07 10:10:46 AM  
Can fark stop green lighting articles about the 200 million disaster.

Can we at least take bets on when Nolasco ends up on thr DL. dodgers should spend some of their cash on a capable training and medical staff.
 
2013-07-07 10:24:57 AM  
Threadjack Are we going to have a All-Star picks thread?
 
2013-07-07 11:45:00 AM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: Threadjack Are we going to have a All-Star picks thread?


Likely much later if at all, so I'll drop this rant here that I've been stewing on since last night.

Let's do a little direct comparison between a first base selection, an outfield selection, & a few snubs:

Player A: .266/.361/.464, 15 HR,  124 wRC+, 0.6 WAR, -8.7 UZR (worst among first basemen in the AL)

Player B: .320/.373/.478, 9 HR, 137 wRC+, 2.3 WAR, 3.8 UZR (fourth among first basemen in the AL)

Player C: .292/.370/.531, 17 HR, 148 wRC+, 4.5 WAR, 10.7 UZR (second among third basemen in the AL)

Player D: .317/.385/.533, 15 HR, 154 wRC+, 4.0 WAR, 3.6 UZR (third among third basemen in the AL)

Player E: .307/.348/.435, 5 HR, 113 wRC+, 1.2 WAR, 2 SB, -0.8 UZR (midpack among outfielders in AL)

Player F: .301/.365/.412,  2 HR, 110 wRC+, 3.1 WAR, 36SB, 2.5 UZR (midpack among outfielders in AL)

The two selections to the game were players A & E, Prince Fielder & Torii Hunter respectively, who rank 65th & 49th in fWAR in the AL.

The four snubs, in order, were James Loney, Evan Longoria, Josh Donaldson, & Jacoby Ellbury, who rank 22nd, 4th, 6th, & 12th in fWAR in the AL.
 
2013-07-07 11:50:22 AM  

studleystudstutterson: Mid_mo_mad_man: Threadjack Are we going to have a All-Star picks thread?

Likely much later if at all, so I'll drop this rant here that I've been stewing on since last night.

Let's do a little direct comparison between a first base selection, an outfield selection, & a few snubs:

Player A: .266/.361/.464, 15 HR,  124 wRC+, 0.6 WAR, -8.7 UZR (worst among first basemen in the AL)

Player B: .320/.373/.478, 9 HR, 137 wRC+, 2.3 WAR, 3.8 UZR (fourth among first basemen in the AL)

Player C: .292/.370/.531, 17 HR, 148 wRC+, 4.5 WAR, 10.7 UZR (second among third basemen in the AL)

Player D: .317/.385/.533, 15 HR, 154 wRC+, 4.0 WAR, 3.6 UZR (third among third basemen in the AL)

Player E: .307/.348/.435, 5 HR, 113 wRC+, 1.2 WAR, 2 SB, -0.8 UZR (midpack among outfielders in AL)

Player F: .301/.365/.412,  2 HR, 110 wRC+, 3.1 WAR, 36SB, 2.5 UZR (midpack among outfielders in AL)

The two selections to the game were players A & E, Prince Fielder & Torii Hunter respectively, who rank 65th & 49th in fWAR in the AL.

The four snubs, in order, were James Loney, Evan Longoria, Josh Donaldson, & Jacoby Ellbury, who rank 22nd, 4th, 6th, & 12th in fWAR in the AL.


Brandon belt was leading Goldschmidt for all but 3 weeks. Fans voting needs to be removed.
 
2013-07-07 11:57:14 AM  

studleystudstutterson: Mid_mo_mad_man: Threadjack Are we going to have a All-Star picks thread?

Likely much later if at all, so I'll drop this rant here that I've been stewing on since last night.

Let's do a little direct comparison between a first base selection, an outfield selection, & a few snubs:

Player A: .266/.361/.464, 15 HR,  124 wRC+, 0.6 WAR, -8.7 UZR (worst among first basemen in the AL)

Player B: .320/.373/.478, 9 HR, 137 wRC+, 2.3 WAR, 3.8 UZR (fourth among first basemen in the AL)

Player C: .292/.370/.531, 17 HR, 148 wRC+, 4.5 WAR, 10.7 UZR (second among third basemen in the AL)

Player D: .317/.385/.533, 15 HR, 154 wRC+, 4.0 WAR, 3.6 UZR (third among third basemen in the AL)

Player E: .307/.348/.435, 5 HR, 113 wRC+, 1.2 WAR, 2 SB, -0.8 UZR (midpack among outfielders in AL)

Player F: .301/.365/.412,  2 HR, 110 wRC+, 3.1 WAR, 36SB, 2.5 UZR (midpack among outfielders in AL)

The two selections to the game were players A & E, Prince Fielder & Torii Hunter respectively, who rank 65th & 49th in fWAR in the AL.

The four snubs, in order, were James Loney, Evan Longoria, Josh Donaldson, & Jacoby Ellbury, who rank 22nd, 4th, 6th, & 12th in fWAR in the AL.




That's why I hate fan voting for the All Star game. It rewards players past over. Not what they are doing this season. I'm pleasantly surprised Gordon and Perez from KC earned spots. Wished Holland had been chosen also.
 
2013-07-07 12:21:33 PM  
i1.ytimg.com

It's like eating in the private kitchen of a delightful Italian stereotype!
 
2013-07-07 12:25:50 PM  
Marlins fan - Nolasco has good stuff, but seems to find a way to lose games...a walk here, letting a runner get a huge jump on a stolen base, not throwing the pitches for the situation etc  just doesn't seem to have the mental side of the game down yet...
 
2013-07-07 01:13:04 PM  

MyRandomName: studleystudstutterson: Mid_mo_mad_man: Threadjack Are we going to have a All-Star picks thread?

Likely much later if at all, so I'll drop this rant here that I've been stewing on since last night.

Let's do a little direct comparison between a first base selection, an outfield selection, & a few snubs:

Player A: .266/.361/.464, 15 HR,  124 wRC+, 0.6 WAR, -8.7 UZR (worst among first basemen in the AL)

Player B: .320/.373/.478, 9 HR, 137 wRC+, 2.3 WAR, 3.8 UZR (fourth among first basemen in the AL)

Player C: .292/.370/.531, 17 HR, 148 wRC+, 4.5 WAR, 10.7 UZR (second among third basemen in the AL)

Player D: .317/.385/.533, 15 HR, 154 wRC+, 4.0 WAR, 3.6 UZR (third among third basemen in the AL)

Player E: .307/.348/.435, 5 HR, 113 wRC+, 1.2 WAR, 2 SB, -0.8 UZR (midpack among outfielders in AL)

Player F: .301/.365/.412,  2 HR, 110 wRC+, 3.1 WAR, 36SB, 2.5 UZR (midpack among outfielders in AL)

The two selections to the game were players A & E, Prince Fielder & Torii Hunter respectively, who rank 65th & 49th in fWAR in the AL.

The four snubs, in order, were James Loney, Evan Longoria, Josh Donaldson, & Jacoby Ellbury, who rank 22nd, 4th, 6th, & 12th in fWAR in the AL.

Brandon belt was leading Goldschmidt for all but 3 weeks. Fans voting needs to be removed.


The fans didn't vote in fielder or Hunter.

Unless you are saying they should have voted in loney over davis, longoria and donaldson over miggy...

Fans pretty much got it right.
 
2013-07-07 01:15:58 PM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: studleystudstutterson: Mid_mo_mad_man: Threadjack Are we going to have a All-Star picks thread?

Likely much later if at all, so I'll drop this rant here that I've been stewing on since last night.

Let's do a little direct comparison between a first base selection, an outfield selection, & a few snubs:

Player A: .266/.361/.464, 15 HR,  124 wRC+, 0.6 WAR, -8.7 UZR (worst among first basemen in the AL)

Player B: .320/.373/.478, 9 HR, 137 wRC+, 2.3 WAR, 3.8 UZR (fourth among first basemen in the AL)

Player C: .292/.370/.531, 17 HR, 148 wRC+, 4.5 WAR, 10.7 UZR (second among third basemen in the AL)

Player D: .317/.385/.533, 15 HR, 154 wRC+, 4.0 WAR, 3.6 UZR (third among third basemen in the AL)

Player E: .307/.348/.435, 5 HR, 113 wRC+, 1.2 WAR, 2 SB, -0.8 UZR (midpack among outfielders in AL)

Player F: .301/.365/.412,  2 HR, 110 wRC+, 3.1 WAR, 36SB, 2.5 UZR (midpack among outfielders in AL)

The two selections to the game were players A & E, Prince Fielder & Torii Hunter respectively, who rank 65th & 49th in fWAR in the AL.

The four snubs, in order, were James Loney, Evan Longoria, Josh Donaldson, & Jacoby Ellbury, who rank 22nd, 4th, 6th, & 12th in fWAR in the AL.

That's why I hate fan voting for the All Star game. It rewards players past over. Not what they are doing this season. I'm pleasantly surprised Gordon and Perez from KC earned spots. Wished Holland had been chosen also.


Gordon gets a meh from me.  He's having a good year, but there are guys who are doing better.  Ellsbury comes to mind.  Maybe even Mclouth, Rios, Desmond Jennings.  But maybe not.  Gordon's a decent enough selection.  Obviously Torii Hunter is the guy who shouldn't be there in the outfield.
 
2013-07-07 01:18:00 PM  
We have two tennis threads but no All-Star game selection thread? Wtf!
 
2013-07-07 01:23:08 PM  

Dafatone: Mid_mo_mad_man: studleystudstutterson: Mid_mo_mad_man: Threadjack Are we going to have a All-Star picks thread?

Likely much later if at all, so I'll drop this rant here that I've been stewing on since last night.

Let's do a little direct comparison between a first base selection, an outfield selection, & a few snubs:

Player A: .266/.361/.464, 15 HR,  124 wRC+, 0.6 WAR, -8.7 UZR (worst among first basemen in the AL)

Player B: .320/.373/.478, 9 HR, 137 wRC+, 2.3 WAR, 3.8 UZR (fourth among first basemen in the AL)

Player C: .292/.370/.531, 17 HR, 148 wRC+, 4.5 WAR, 10.7 UZR (second among third basemen in the AL)

Player D: .317/.385/.533, 15 HR, 154 wRC+, 4.0 WAR, 3.6 UZR (third among third basemen in the AL)

Player E: .307/.348/.435, 5 HR, 113 wRC+, 1.2 WAR, 2 SB, -0.8 UZR (midpack among outfielders in AL)

Player F: .301/.365/.412,  2 HR, 110 wRC+, 3.1 WAR, 36SB, 2.5 UZR (midpack among outfielders in AL)

The two selections to the game were players A & E, Prince Fielder & Torii Hunter respectively, who rank 65th & 49th in fWAR in the AL.

The four snubs, in order, were James Loney, Evan Longoria, Josh Donaldson, & Jacoby Ellbury, who rank 22nd, 4th, 6th, & 12th in fWAR in the AL.

That's why I hate fan voting for the All Star game. It rewards players past over. Not what they are doing this season. I'm pleasantly surprised Gordon and Perez from KC earned spots. Wished Holland had been chosen also.

Gordon gets a meh from me.  He's having a good year, but there are guys who are doing better.  Ellsbury comes to mind.  Maybe even Mclouth, Rios, Desmond Jennings.  But maybe not.  Gordon's a decent enough selection.  Obviously Torii Hunter is the guy who shouldn't be there in the outfield.




Gordon in 2011 and 2012 should chosen. IMHO the best left fielder in the AL
 
2013-07-07 01:29:09 PM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: Dafatone: Mid_mo_mad_man: studleystudstutterson: Mid_mo_mad_man: Threadjack Are we going to have a All-Star picks thread?

Likely much later if at all, so I'll drop this rant here that I've been stewing on since last night.

Let's do a little direct comparison between a first base selection, an outfield selection, & a few snubs:

Player A: .266/.361/.464, 15 HR,  124 wRC+, 0.6 WAR, -8.7 UZR (worst among first basemen in the AL)

Player B: .320/.373/.478, 9 HR, 137 wRC+, 2.3 WAR, 3.8 UZR (fourth among first basemen in the AL)

Player C: .292/.370/.531, 17 HR, 148 wRC+, 4.5 WAR, 10.7 UZR (second among third basemen in the AL)

Player D: .317/.385/.533, 15 HR, 154 wRC+, 4.0 WAR, 3.6 UZR (third among third basemen in the AL)

Player E: .307/.348/.435, 5 HR, 113 wRC+, 1.2 WAR, 2 SB, -0.8 UZR (midpack among outfielders in AL)

Player F: .301/.365/.412,  2 HR, 110 wRC+, 3.1 WAR, 36SB, 2.5 UZR (midpack among outfielders in AL)

The two selections to the game were players A & E, Prince Fielder & Torii Hunter respectively, who rank 65th & 49th in fWAR in the AL.

The four snubs, in order, were James Loney, Evan Longoria, Josh Donaldson, & Jacoby Ellbury, who rank 22nd, 4th, 6th, & 12th in fWAR in the AL.

That's why I hate fan voting for the All Star game. It rewards players past over. Not what they are doing this season. I'm pleasantly surprised Gordon and Perez from KC earned spots. Wished Holland had been chosen also.

Gordon gets a meh from me.  He's having a good year, but there are guys who are doing better.  Ellsbury comes to mind.  Maybe even Mclouth, Rios, Desmond Jennings.  But maybe not.  Gordon's a decent enough selection.  Obviously Torii Hunter is the guy who shouldn't be there in the outfield.

Gordon in 2011 and 2012 should chosen. IMHO the best left fielder in the AL





Gordon in 2011 and 2012 should have been chosen
 
2013-07-07 01:30:05 PM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: Threadjack Are we going to have a All-Star picks thread?


We took over the Chipper Jones thread yesterday.

bacongood: The fans didn't vote in fielder or Hunter.


I've said it before and I'll say it again: the player voting is almost certainly worse than the fan voting.
 
2013-07-07 01:31:00 PM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: Mid_mo_mad_man: Dafatone: Mid_mo_mad_man: studleystudstutterson: Mid_mo_mad_man: Threadjack Are we going to have a All-Star picks thread?

Likely much later if at all, so I'll drop this rant here that I've been stewing on since last night.

Let's do a little direct comparison between a first base selection, an outfield selection, & a few snubs:

Player A: .266/.361/.464, 15 HR,  124 wRC+, 0.6 WAR, -8.7 UZR (worst among first basemen in the AL)

Player B: .320/.373/.478, 9 HR, 137 wRC+, 2.3 WAR, 3.8 UZR (fourth among first basemen in the AL)

Player C: .292/.370/.531, 17 HR, 148 wRC+, 4.5 WAR, 10.7 UZR (second among third basemen in the AL)

Player D: .317/.385/.533, 15 HR, 154 wRC+, 4.0 WAR, 3.6 UZR (third among third basemen in the AL)

Player E: .307/.348/.435, 5 HR, 113 wRC+, 1.2 WAR, 2 SB, -0.8 UZR (midpack among outfielders in AL)

Player F: .301/.365/.412,  2 HR, 110 wRC+, 3.1 WAR, 36SB, 2.5 UZR (midpack among outfielders in AL)

The two selections to the game were players A & E, Prince Fielder & Torii Hunter respectively, who rank 65th & 49th in fWAR in the AL.

The four snubs, in order, were James Loney, Evan Longoria, Josh Donaldson, & Jacoby Ellbury, who rank 22nd, 4th, 6th, & 12th in fWAR in the AL.

That's why I hate fan voting for the All Star game. It rewards players past over. Not what they are doing this season. I'm pleasantly surprised Gordon and Perez from KC earned spots. Wished Holland had been chosen also.

Gordon gets a meh from me.  He's having a good year, but there are guys who are doing better.  Ellsbury comes to mind.  Maybe even Mclouth, Rios, Desmond Jennings.  But maybe not.  Gordon's a decent enough selection.  Obviously Torii Hunter is the guy who shouldn't be there in the outfield.

Gordon in 2011 and 2012 should chosen. IMHO the best left fielder in the AL


Gordon in 2011 and 2012 should have been chosen


Yeah.  He definitely deserved it in the past.  A little odd for him to get his first nod in a somewhat down year.  But when I looked at all the OFs, there really aren't that many great ones in the AL right now.
 
2013-07-07 02:41:25 PM  
What is the Fark "Final in" pick for the NL to make sure a guy with 30 games doesn't make the game?
 
2013-07-07 03:12:36 PM  

MyRandomName: What is the Fark "Final in" pick for the NL to make sure a guy with 30 games doesn't make the game?


If you don't want Puig, Ian Desmond is the next best guy there.

Pick Puig.
 
2013-07-07 04:44:44 PM  

Donnchadha: [i1.ytimg.com image 240x180]

It's like eating in the private kitchen of a delightful Italian stereotype!


i miss that show...

go Dodgers!
 
2013-07-07 10:29:12 PM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: We have two tennis threads but no All-Star game selection thread? Wtf!


Wait, people actually care about an exhibition game that determines home field advantage for the championship of a sport?

Oh...wait, you're serious.
 
2013-07-08 07:28:38 AM  
At the Olive Garden, we get to eat authentic fake Italian food, like Chicken a la Pasta, defrosted chicken nuggets sitting on a bed of lukewarm pasta, covered in ketchup sauce, MAMA LUNA!

i3.ytimg.com
 
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