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(Major League Baseball)   Brewers trade Brad Mills to Oakland for $1. "He's the first Brewer since Wil Nieves to be traded for less than the price of an iced coffee"   (wapc.mlb.com ) divider line
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2014-06-19 07:26:38 AM  
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3950464

I don't know what's worse.
/sad story is sad
 
2014-06-19 08:12:02 AM  

dikkcor28: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3950464

I don't know what's worse.
/sad story is sad


Well, my morning just went into the toilet. Sad story.
 
2014-06-19 08:18:12 AM  
I'd buy that for a dollar.
 
2014-06-19 08:41:28 AM  
They traded him for a dollar because he was going to opt out anyway and Oakland was going to use him as a starter.

It wasn't "you suck so we are trading you for a dollar", it was "we will trade you for a dollar so you can start in Oakland".
 
2014-06-19 08:51:23 AM  

dikkcor28: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3950464

I don't know what's worse.
/sad story is sad


"It's not a publicity stunt" he said as sincere as an asshole can
 
2014-06-19 09:25:05 AM  
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HI GUIZE! WHAT'S GOING ON IN THIS THREAD?
 
2014-06-19 09:54:45 AM  

machoprogrammer: They traded him for a dollar because he was going to opt out anyway and Oakland was going to use him as a starter.

It wasn't "you suck so we are trading you for a dollar", it was "we will trade you for a dollar so you can start in Oakland".


Thanks, thought something was missing from the article.
 
2014-06-19 09:58:47 AM  

sprong89: dikkcor28: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3950464

I don't know what's worse.
/sad story is sad

Well, my morning just went into the toilet. Sad story.


No kidding -
Reliever Donnie Moore shot himself to death three years after giving up a big home run that kept the Angels from winning the American League pennant. Boston All-Star Bill Buckner became a scourge after letting a ball roll through his legs in the World Series. A Cubs fan, Steve Bartman, retreated from public view after trying to catch a foul ball and possibly costing his team its first National League championship since 1945.

Its a pretty sad case for all 3 of them, as for Bartman I remember the documentary about it - talk about a bunch of assholes. Cub fans whining like hell, Alou telling the media "I probably wouldn't of gotten it" the only one who took credit was Prior who admitted he could of finished the inning but hung a few pitches.
 
2014-06-19 10:20:35 AM  

Misconduc: A Cubs fan, Steve Bartman,


And it's not like he hung way out over the railing either. When a ball is coming at you, you put your hands up. It's a pretty ingrained response. I'm sure in the moment he couldn't gauge his precise position in relation to the rail. His brain was probably just going "OMG BALL!"

That poor guy had to be escorted out of Wrigley by security guards because people were throwing stuff at him and threatening him. Cubs fans really did not cover themselves in glory that day.
 
2014-06-19 10:21:29 AM  

Misconduc: sprong89: dikkcor28: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3950464

I don't know what's worse.
/sad story is sad

Well, my morning just went into the toilet. Sad story.

No kidding -
Reliever Donnie Moore shot himself to death three years after giving up a big home run that kept the Angels from winning the American League pennant. Boston All-Star Bill Buckner became a scourge after letting a ball roll through his legs in the World Series. A Cubs fan, Steve Bartman, retreated from public view after trying to catch a foul ball and possibly costing his team its first National League championship since 1945.

Its a pretty sad case for all 3 of them, as for Bartman I remember the documentary about it - talk about a bunch of assholes. Cub fans whining like hell, Alou telling the media "I probably wouldn't of gotten it" the only one who took credit was Prior who admitted he could of finished the inning but hung a few pitches.


Didn't they even go as far as to remove the seat that Bartman was sitting in?
 
2014-06-19 10:29:46 AM  

someonelse: Misconduc: A Cubs fan, Steve Bartman,

And it's not like he hung way out over the railing either. When a ball is coming at you, you put your hands up. It's a pretty ingrained response. I'm sure in the moment he couldn't gauge his precise position in relation to the rail. His brain was probably just going "OMG BALL!"

That poor guy had to be escorted out of Wrigley by security guards because people were throwing stuff at him and threatening him. Cubs fans really did not cover themselves in glory that day.


There was a documentary (maybe 30 for 30) about him or that game particularly focusing on him.  It was crazy, especially the lengths so many people went to in protecting him and keeping him alive really.  I hate the Cubs, but I wouldn't wish that on anybody.
 
2014-06-19 10:56:10 AM  

Misconduc: sprong89: dikkcor28: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3950464

I don't know what's worse.
/sad story is sad

Well, my morning just went into the toilet. Sad story.

No kidding -
Reliever Donnie Moore shot himself to death three years after giving up a big home run that kept the Angels from winning the American League pennant. Boston All-Star Bill Buckner became a scourge after letting a ball roll through his legs in the World Series. A Cubs fan, Steve Bartman, retreated from public view after trying to catch a foul ball and possibly costing his team its first National League championship since 1945.

Its a pretty sad case for all 3 of them, as for Bartman I remember the documentary about it - talk about a bunch of assholes. Cub fans whining like hell, Alou telling the media "I probably wouldn't of gotten it" the only one who took credit was Prior who admitted he could of finished the inning but hung a few pitches.


Buckner moved to Boise, put his name on a car dealership and is currently the hitting coach of the Chicago Cubs rookie league affiliate there. That isn't really that terrible, is it?
 
2014-06-19 11:22:24 AM  
That's not a trade. This is a trade:

Independent leaguer Ken Krahenbuhl got traded for catfish in 1998, then went out in his and threw a perfect game.

http://www.greatest21days.com/2013/09/interview-part-3-ken-krahenbuh l- focus-on.html
 
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2014-06-19 11:42:35 AM  

someonelse: Misconduc: A Cubs fan, Steve Bartman,

And it's not like he hung way out over the railing either. When a ball is coming at you, you put your hands up. It's a pretty ingrained response. I'm sure in the moment he couldn't gauge his precise position in relation to the rail. His brain was probably just going "OMG BALL!"

That poor guy had to be escorted out of Wrigley by security guards because people were throwing stuff at him and threatening him. Cubs fans really did not cover themselves in glory that day.


I'm a Chicagoan and I think the Cubs fans were total assholes looking for a scapegoat. If the shortstop hadn't bobbled the ball earlier in the inning that never would've come up to be an issue in the first place.

Typical Cubs - a comedy of errors and failure.
Typical Cubs fans - blaming the world instead of a mediocre-at-best organization. And that's not even including the drunks.
 
2014-06-19 11:46:13 AM  
"cash considerations," which in this case means exactly 100 pennies.

Not just pennies...ASS-pennies.

t.fod4.com
 
2014-06-19 12:53:40 PM  
The cool thing about this is that it perfectly defined "replacement-level player".
 
2014-06-19 02:34:58 PM  

machoprogrammer: They traded him for a dollar because he was going to opt out anyway and Oakland was going to use him as a starter.

It wasn't "you suck so we are trading you for a dollar", it was "we will trade you for a dollar so you can start in Oakland".


Exactly. The only person who should be sad is Pomeranz since he screwed up a a career changing year by picking a fight he could not win.
 
2014-06-19 02:35:53 PM  

JayCab: The cool thing about this is that it perfectly defined "replacement-level player".


Nice.
 
2014-06-19 02:49:36 PM  

dikkcor28: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3950464

I don't know what's worse.
/sad story is sad


FTA: Melendez proposed buying Odom's contract for $1,000. Young rejected that, saying the Vipers didn't do cash deals because they made the team look financially unstable. Bats, though, the Vipers could use. At $665 for 10 bats -- made by Prairie Sticks, double-dipped black, 34 inches long, model C243, Laredo agreed to the unusual deal.

"We can't trade for $1,000 because we'd look financially unstable. We'd look much better if we took $665 in equipment."
 
2014-06-19 03:15:53 PM  
I played little league and went to Jr High with that guy. He was short, and wasn't too bright. Haven't seen him since 9th grade.

/csb
 
2014-06-19 09:34:31 PM  

machoprogrammer: They traded him for a dollar because he was going to opt out anyway and Oakland was going to use him as a starter.

It wasn't "you suck so we are trading you for a dollar", it was "we will trade you for a dollar so you can start in Oakland".


FTA: In 14 appearances and 12 starts with Minor League affiliate the Nashville Sounds, he's posted a 1.56 ERA with 77 strikeouts over 75 innings.

When I saw his stat line, I thought it was because that they just didn't want to pay his salary.
 
2014-06-20 01:51:14 PM  

pion: machoprogrammer: They traded him for a dollar because he was going to opt out anyway and Oakland was going to use him as a starter.

It wasn't "you suck so we are trading you for a dollar", it was "we will trade you for a dollar so you can start in Oakland".

FTA: In 14 appearances and 12 starts with Minor League affiliate the Nashville Sounds, he's posted a 1.56 ERA with 77 strikeouts over 75 innings.

When I saw his stat line, I thought it was because that they just didn't want to pay his salary.


Plus, this is the first year in forever that the Brewers are pitching well enough that they can afford to release/trade/whatever a halfway decent pitcher.
 
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