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The Pointless, The Bad, and Paul Pierce

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 29, 2015


I watched a lot of Seinfeld back in the day. Remember the episode where Kramer is hanging out at a company and the employees just assume he works there so he starts showing up everyday with a briefcase full of crackers? Then he submits a “report” and after reviewing it his boss says “It’s almost like you have no business training whatsoever.”

I think some of these GM’s got their jobs the same way Kramer got that job. Many of these deadline moves suggest as much. Toronto had a very capable leadoff man and shortstop in Jose Reyes. His teammates and manager loved him. The Blue Jays hole is pitching not hitting. So what do they do? They go get an aging Tulo who is a shell of what he once was. That move made as much sense as the crackers in Kramer’s briefcase. And Toronto players were not happy.

Flip flop over to Washington. Why did The Nationals trade for J-Pap? They had a perfectly serviceable closer in Drew Storen. And much like Tulo, Pap’s best days are behind him. As you would expect, Storen was less than thrilled with the move……

What’s Dave Stewart up to in Arizona? He’s busy trying to trade for Aroldis Chapman. What the fuck is he going to do with him if he gets him? Have him sit on the bench every game? The D-backs need Chapman like I need a gay lover. He would go unused in the desert. And Stew would have to give up half of his best prospects to get him……

Decisions, decisions. Baseball GM’s make some curious ones. Then there are decisions pro basketball players make. If you’re Paul Pierce, why do you agree to do this?


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  1. zumiee said, on July 29, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    Melvin didn’t play match-ups. Crappy managing.

  2. zumiee said, on July 29, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    Well, at least Gray won his game last night. The rest of the team is garbage.

  3. giants54 said, on July 29, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    Puig was out by a foot. Umpiring is embarassing.

  4. zumiee said, on July 29, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    On the plus side, the Giants scored some wins against the sad-sack A’s.

  5. blade3colorado said, on July 30, 2015 at 7:08 am

    My initial take on the Hamels trade . . . The Rangers gave up five outstanding prospects. They also included Matt Harrison, who won 18 games for the Rangers in 2012, made the American League All-Star team and was the club’s Pitcher of the Year. The other five players in the deal provide the Phillies with a very young and outstanding inventory. All five were listed in the Rangers’ Top 30 Prospects as ranked by MLB.

    IMO, the Phillies robbed the Rangers.

  6. willedav said, on July 30, 2015 at 7:27 am

    Aoki influences Blanco? Maybe, but Blanco isn’t a slap hitter trying to bounce 3 hoppers through the IF, he’s got a .427 slugging pct. and hitting line drives. And just as high an OB, whereas last year leadoff he sucked.

    What I want to know is, how do you explain Aoki, who is having his best season since first one in Mil?
    Last year the OPS was .710, this year it’s .748, with higher OB and slugging than last year when he also played in a bigger yard in KC. He’s also hitting 24 points higher for avg.
    He is definitely making more contact–last year K’d 49 times in 500 plus ABs, this year only 17 in 270. He only has 23 walks all year, which doesn’t seem like a lot for leadoff guy even tho he’s missed a month.

    I’d still like Parra as a back up plan in case either of above cannot sustain what they have been doing and depth for CF…have our Paul as Pagan’s liaison for rehab treatment in his part of the world.

  7. Flavor said, on July 30, 2015 at 7:50 am


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