November 17, 2014

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 10 comments

DIE SPAMMER, DIE!

Where's the flag button on SpoFi?

posted by Bonkers at 09:23 AM on November 17

It's driving me bonkers!!!

posted by jmd82 at 12:26 PM on November 17

Do you have Air Force 1 in leopard print? Thanks.

posted by holden at 12:38 PM on November 17

Do you have Air Force 1 in leopard print? Thanks.

How about Naugahyde? That'd be pretty awesome.

posted by Bonkers at 01:03 PM on November 17

The Blue Jays get Russell Martin for 5 years, $82m. Martin's 5.5 WAR was third behind Jonathan Lucroy and Buster Posey last year among catchers and he finished 13th in NL MVP voting.

Despite on face value seeming like crazy money for a 31-year-old catcher, the way he seems to call games with piecemeal, young pitching staffs just might be the wisest thing the Jays could've done with that money on the market right now.

posted by dfleming at 01:59 PM on November 17

That is crazy money for a over-30 catcher, but if the Jays know their window of opportunity is about 3 years at most, they might as well throw some more money into the fire and hope that works.

Martin being Canadian probably helped their case a bit.

posted by grum@work at 03:15 PM on November 17

Martin has had two great years, but 5 years for a pair of knees that have caught more than 8,000 innings seems like a lot. You have to go back to 2007/ 2008 for another pair of years where Martin performed like he has the last two seasons.

posted by yerfatma at 08:15 AM on November 18

Martin has had two great years, but 5 years for a pair of knees that have caught more than 8,000 innings seems like a lot. You have to go back to 2007/ 2008 for another pair of years where Martin performed like he has the last two seasons.

As a Jays fan, I can only respond with:


"Nahnahnah I CAN'T HEAR YOU!"

posted by grum@work at 08:42 AM on November 18

Speaking of photos, one can only hope that Brent Musburger doesn't see any stills or video of Charles Manson's 26 year old bride-to-be. He might feel compelled to transfer his flag from Miss Alabama.

posted by beaverboard at 09:29 AM on November 18

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