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Yahoo Fantasy H2H Baseball League

Any spots left in this leage?

posted by djacobs at 05:33 PM on February 28

Bonds Clarifies Retirement Talk

I love Barry Bonds.

posted by djacobs at 09:10 AM on February 20

Start spreadin' the news.

No one likes my Giambi to Mets idea?

posted by djacobs at 01:14 PM on January 11

Start spreadin' the news.

God, I love baseball. How awesome is it that the Yankees traded their best young pitcher for a 42 year old head case with no knees? My latest trade idea is this: let the Mets pass on Delgado and Sosa - take Giambi from the Yankees along w/ 15M a year.

posted by djacobs at 06:40 PM on January 10

Baseball Blogging. The year in review.

I posted this on personal blog as well, I think it's excellent. I wish all blog articles were that well written and researched.

posted by djacobs at 09:18 PM on November 16

Sosa bolts from clubhouse ... and most likely the Cubs.

Dusty's definitely overrated. Sosa and $10M to the Mets for Cliff Floyd.

posted by djacobs at 02:16 PM on October 07

What's the wrong way for a pitcher to react to losing a game?

Weaver for Brown doesn't look like a good trade in hindsight.

posted by djacobs at 08:42 AM on September 06

Defcon 2 Jerk Alert

Ufez, are you joing about Portland? They went on a tear the second half of last year, and they've got at least one major move to make. The Blazers will have home court in the first round next year.

posted by djacobs at 06:13 PM on July 15

Johnson's latest pitch: He's open to a trade.

Pedro for RJ?

posted by djacobs at 12:52 PM on July 13

Phil Jackson steps down as Lakers coach

This is great for the Lakers - and better for Charlotte. Kupchak, Buss and Kobe can look over this list, and pick any amount of players that have contracts adding up to 27.1 million dollars, and it's a trade. How about Eddie Jones, Antonio Davis, and Antoine Walker to the Lakers, and Shaq to Charlotte?

posted by djacobs at 03:09 PM on June 19

Who was the *better* player this year? Clearly Carmelo, who had great stats AND made his teammates better.

posted by djacobs at 01:08 PM on April 13

** Bonds, JG, Sheff on 'roids.

dusted, Wiley is right on. If steroids really were that effective, we'd all be doing them! Instead, Randy Velarde!

posted by djacobs at 07:58 AM on March 05

** Bonds, JG, Sheff on 'roids.

:( Sorry, I know. I am working on making it easier to read it all. xoxo

posted by djacobs at 02:22 PM on March 03

** Bonds, JG, Sheff on 'roids.

jerseygirl, don't you read randomWalks? At night, Bourell often visits a local health food store to buy more fruits and seeds. Then he leads Piazza in a yoga session, gives him a massage and fixes a dinner consisting only of uncooked foods: a spinach salad with raw portobello mushrooms, alfalfa sprouts, a clove of raw garlic, sunflower seeds and olive oil. Bourell has never seen Piazza eat a steak or drink a beer. "I'm very spiritual about things and I believe people come into my life for the right reasons," Piazza said. "Andy has got a calm way about him. He tells me what he sees. I'm not a hard-core vegetarian, but I realize there is a philosophy to raw foods instead of cooked foods that could make a difference in the long run." more here.

posted by djacobs at 01:25 PM on March 03

** Bonds, JG, Sheff on 'roids.

I'd like to know more about Piazza's new diet.

posted by djacobs at 11:10 AM on March 03

** Bonds, JG, Sheff on 'roids.

I think there's plenty of interest, and I believe it will come out that 30-40% of players take steroids. Honestly, if Randy Velarde's doing it, then everyone is.

posted by djacobs at 08:50 AM on March 02

Rasheed Traded to Pistons

I think Rasheed is going to pull a Webber, which is to talk loud about the Knicks and then take the money. Detroit could sign him to a 2 year $16M contract and let him show Milly how to play defense. Right now the Pistons are better than the Knicks, and Sheed wants a championsip.

posted by djacobs at 09:53 AM on February 20

Rasheed Traded to Pistons

Sheed is a really good fit in Detroit. He may stay if they offer him big bank. They might win the championship this year.

posted by djacobs at 02:20 PM on February 19

Rasheed Traded to Pistons

Great trade for Detroit. I was hoping he'd come back to Portland - Sheed for Zach & Patterson.

posted by djacobs at 01:21 PM on February 19

nothing wrong with cutting & pasting ESPN insider.

posted by djacobs at 09:05 PM on February 16

Bryant, I was just about to link that article. Crushing.

posted by djacobs at 09:46 AM on February 16

Rasheed goes to the Hawks in blockbuster deal.

Iverson Wallace is the franchise so obviously he stays. not always. ;)

posted by djacobs at 01:04 PM on February 10

Rasheed goes to the Hawks in blockbuster deal.

From the Blazers Blog: [Chad] Ford floats a three-way trade idea involving Houston, Portand and Philly, with Portland trading Randolph, Ruben Patterson and Qyntel Woods and getting Glenn Robinson, Steve Francis, Eric Piatkowski and Aaron McKie in retur Ah, OK. Why would Philly & Houston do that?

posted by djacobs at 12:17 PM on February 10

Rasheed goes to the Hawks in blockbuster deal.

The more I think about this trade, the sadder I get. I loved Rasheed.

posted by djacobs at 12:12 PM on February 10

Rasheed goes to the Hawks in blockbuster deal.

I'm sad. He was one of the greatest Blazers of all time. I wonder what it means for this year, i prefdict 8th seed and out.

posted by djacobs at 12:11 AM on February 10

probably the most pathetic post in sportsfilter's history.

posted by djacobs at 11:09 AM on January 20

ESPN asks you to rank Top 25 Atletes from last 25 years.

jerseygirl: jim rice? nomar?

posted by djacobs at 01:53 PM on January 16

Looks like it's Lenny Wilkens, which is a better choice. Shame that Chaney was left hanging out to dry for so long, but no one accused IT of being a nice guy.

posted by djacobs at 04:45 PM on January 14

'Sheed for Artest, I'll stomach. Sheed will be there for us.

posted by djacobs at 05:31 PM on January 09

I've always liked Ward, and I think if he were back in college today, he would end up a Football player rather than a Basketball player, since the league is more open to Black quarterbacks than it was in the past. In related Knicks news, I will disown the Blazers if they send us Houston or Van Horn.

posted by djacobs at 12:10 PM on January 09

Is JerseyGirl running the Knicks?

That's a lot of picks. Stephon Marbury, Stephon Marbury, Stephon Marbury. Stephon Marbury! Stephon Marbury? Looking at this again Penny Hardaway. Stephon Marbury.

posted by djacobs at 04:32 PM on January 05

Is JerseyGirl running the Knicks?

Hardaway/Houston/Marbury/Van Horn/Thomas is a really good starting 5. Talentwise, one of the top 3 in the East. Lots of teams get draft picks. Draft picks have very little to do with winning a championship. Isiah Thomas just moneyballed the Suns, and also the city is interested in the Knicks again, instantly.

posted by djacobs at 03:31 PM on January 05

The NBA's blog squad

Rebecca Lobo is the star of the bunch - her own web site was a blog before they were called blogs.

posted by djacobs at 12:51 PM on January 05

Is JerseyGirl running the Knicks?

I agree about Hardaway. He's going to make an immediate impact. I was silently hoping for a Marbury & Hardaway for Rasheed trade. The Knicks still have the Houston Problem, though, and that will keep them from winning the East for years. Also, jerseygirl, I lost your email address, could you please email me? Thanks.

posted by djacobs at 12:51 PM on January 05

Another whale retiring at Sea World.

Whatever Wells does next year, less pitching depth on the Yankees is good.

posted by djacobs at 01:36 PM on December 31

Former Major Leaguer Ivan Calderon

Looks like a gang hit to me I guess you're an expert on "gang hits," and you were an eye witness to the event?

posted by djacobs at 04:28 PM on December 28

Escape From New York.

There must be something we don't know. I can't imagine that anyone in the world thinks this is a good move. Layden's trades were good, it's the Houston signing that's been handcuffing them.

posted by djacobs at 12:02 PM on December 22

Three words: Not Gonna Happen

I said. But the dirt dogs are saying it's done.

posted by djacobs at 01:45 PM on December 21

Three words: Not Gonna Happen

*reloads* Not today, they're all resting.

posted by djacobs at 11:06 AM on December 21

Three words: Not Gonna Happen

Yeah, that one caught me too!

posted by djacobs at 07:17 PM on December 20

Three words: Not Gonna Happen

As we discussed above, part of our long-term strategy involves keeping the great players that we already have. Of course, our goal is to retain all of these players. That said, negotiations do not take place in a vacuum, and a lot can change over a year or two.
Dirt Dogs chat with Epstein, Feb 2003.

posted by djacobs at 05:58 PM on December 20

Three words: Not Gonna Happen

Gammons says A-Rod has cooled to the trade. My take - more Boras string pulling, and this one is going to work.

posted by djacobs at 05:55 PM on December 20

Three words: Not Gonna Happen

Let me qualify this - either A-rod will be on a new team, or Boras will be fired. People are blaming Bill Hicks, this is ridiculous. This is supposed to be what Boras gets paid for.

posted by djacobs at 03:38 PM on December 19

Three words: Not Gonna Happen

Look, I'm right, and it's going to happen.

posted by djacobs at 03:18 PM on December 19

Three words: Not Gonna Happen

A-rod is saying that because he has to. Like I said, Boras is using the Union as the "bad guy" and the press is lapping it up. And it's going to work. But if Henry doesn't blink, A-rod will go to war.

posted by djacobs at 02:37 PM on December 19

Three words: Not Gonna Happen

There is no way A-rod is going to be a Ranger next year after this. It's not possible, right? Union be damned, A-rod could just straight cancel his contract if he wanted.

posted by djacobs at 02:07 PM on December 19

Three words: Not Gonna Happen

shit! dusted IS peter gammons!

posted by djacobs at 11:30 PM on December 18

Today's news out of Boston

This trade will happen. My theory is Boras was using the Union in a good guy / bad guy set-up, and they'll both fold at the last minute. They both work for A-rod, in the end.

posted by djacobs at 04:06 PM on December 18

Today's news out of Boston

boy was this jerk wrong.

posted by djacobs at 11:11 AM on December 18

We've been all about Nomah and ARod ...

Next question: keep nomar for the year, and have him play third?

posted by djacobs at 02:49 PM on December 16

We've been all about Nomah and ARod ...

I am a fan of jerseygirl, and her deals. As I am a fan of the Red Sox winning the next 4 World Series.

posted by djacobs at 11:50 AM on December 16

We've been all about Nomah and ARod ...

Also, could the Red Sox sign Maddux?

posted by djacobs at 11:01 AM on December 16

We've been all about Nomah and ARod ...

Whatever for Nomar + Manny for A-rod is a great deal. It's just like all of your fantasy league deals, jerseygirl. A-rod is still a deal, and still the best player in baseball. Shit, they should just rename them the boston rod sox!

posted by djacobs at 10:48 AM on December 16

We've been all about Nomah and ARod ...

March 2001 - before he was hurt and coming off his best year. And still look at those love handle.s Asn't Piazza hurt this year? And in 02? Yes, he is often hurt, and he will get hurt again (unless he plays < 80 games @ C)

posted by djacobs at 02:40 PM on December 15

We've been all about Nomah and ARod ...

Nomar was not even in the discussion for MVP this year or the year before, Tejada was the MVP the year before last, and was definitely in the discussion this year.

posted by djacobs at 02:17 PM on December 15

We've been all about Nomah and ARod ...

The "last three years" is disingenuous: Nomar was hurt in 2001. ... Nomar's 2000 season replacing his 2001 season (which is more than generous). To clarify - one very common mistake people make when evaluating talent is imagining "what if" a player wasn't hurt. Pleayers who get injured tend to get injured again, and player's who stay healthy tend to stay healthy. (see: a-rod, MJ, rip, sheed, payton, mcdyess, grant hill, shaq, fonzie, piazza) Also, players who get hurt are rarely the same again. Nomar has never recovered from his wrist injury, and he probably won't. Likewise, A-rod & Tejada work year round to stay in shape so they don't get hurt. This makes them more valuable.

posted by djacobs at 02:15 PM on December 15

We've been all about Nomah and ARod ...

Win Shares for Tejada, Nomar & Jeter - with Nomar's 2000 season replacing his 2001 season (which is more than generous).

posted by djacobs at 12:24 PM on December 15

We've been all about Nomah and ARod ...

Or 4 years/48m (I meant)

posted by djacobs at 10:36 AM on December 15

We've been all about Nomah and ARod ...

Also, now that Tejada has been locked up, you have to consider that the top bidder has been taken off the market. Tejada's second best offer was 5 yrs/50 million? So Nomar can either go to Detroit, or except less than that. 4 yrs/60 millon has got to be looking good right now!

posted by djacobs at 10:23 AM on December 15

We've been all about Nomah and ARod ...

Do you think the deal Tejada got significantly ups the amount Nomar's value in this market? If anything, it lessens it. Over the last three years (the best indicators of a player's future performance) Tejada has bested Nomar. Tejada is an MVP, Nomar is no where close. And even though clutch hitting doesn't exists, Tejada seems to carry a reputation as a better clutch hitter. God, that win streak Oakland had a couple years ago was incredible.

posted by djacobs at 10:20 AM on December 15