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  1. Nanaki

    Nanaki Jedi Master star 4

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    He's not the first NFL star the Yankees have had. Roll the tape.



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  2. Sith_Sensei__Prime

    Sith_Sensei__Prime Chosen One star 6

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    For Giants and Barry Bonds, jersey retirement is evolution of complicated legacy
     
  3. AmazingB

    AmazingB Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Those Yankees, always trying to compete with the Mets for back page headlines.

    Amazing.
     
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  4. Juliet316

    Juliet316 JCC Game Winner star 10 VIP - Game Winner

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    I heard about that, I thought somebody was joking!
     
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  5. Chromide

    Chromide Jedi Knight star 4

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    Lol the ironic thing is that Bo Jackson is the one who missed the diving catch, and apparently had a 3 homer game in that one.
     
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  6. Nanaki

    Nanaki Jedi Master star 4

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    What I didn't realize until recently was, that play was Deion's revenge for that stiff arm back in college.



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  7. cubman987

    cubman987 Your Friendly Neighborhood CT/PT/Saga Moderator star 6 Staff Member Moderator

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    Cubs got Darvish

    Edit: apparently has to win multiple Cy Young awards to get to $150 million so that's not happening.
     
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  8. Luke02

    Luke02 Force Ghost star 5

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    God I hope there is an outpackage around year three.

    Guess the rotation for the Cubs this year will be something like this:

    1. Lester
    2. Darvish
    3. Quintana
    4. Hendricks
    5. Chatwood

    I honestly was more excited for Chatwood then I am for Darvish. I think Tyler as some major upside and could have a Charlie Morton surprise year for them. And even if they think Darvish's WS issues were all due to tipping his pitches and 100% certain they can fix them, I am still not exicted about it.
     
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  9. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    the rich get richer

    meanwhile, we're out here with cc sabathia's arm hanging by a tendon since 2014.

    tough being a small market team
     
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  10. cubman987

    cubman987 Your Friendly Neighborhood CT/PT/Saga Moderator star 6 Staff Member Moderator

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    I'm sure baseball fans everywhere feel just terrible for you poor Yankees fans.
     
  11. Ahsoka's Tano

    Ahsoka's Tano Jedi Master star 5

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    Maybe we could stock up our rotation with ex NLers the way the Cubs stock up theirs with ex ALers.
     
  12. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    My immediate reaction upon waking up to this Darvish-to-the-Cubs signing...




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  13. cubman987

    cubman987 Your Friendly Neighborhood CT/PT/Saga Moderator star 6 Staff Member Moderator

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    I'm pretty optimistic about it at the moment to be honest....Theo and Jed have earned my trust.
     
  14. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    If Darvish does for the Cubs in a possible World Series as what he was supposed to do for the Dodgers last season, then you can laugh at me for all eternity, but for now, I'm not upset at all that he's gone.
     
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  15. JEDI-RISING

    JEDI-RISING Force Ghost star 6

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    most pitchers get better with the dodgers, because of Dodger Stadium if nothing else. he showed no improvement. good luck with 5 years.
     
  16. cubman987

    cubman987 Your Friendly Neighborhood CT/PT/Saga Moderator star 6 Staff Member Moderator

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    In case anyone was wondering what Sammie Sosa is up to...
     
  17. Dark Lord Of The Empire

    Dark Lord Of The Empire Jedi Master star 4

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    Why even pay Darvish that much this late into the off season? Who were the Cubs bidding against other than themselves?
    As a Sox fan, I love Theo and I enjoy seeing him do well, but he just needs to stick with the formula of what he did to turn the franchise around in the first place, and that is rolling with the young guys and letting them develop.
     
  18. cubman987

    cubman987 Your Friendly Neighborhood CT/PT/Saga Moderator star 6 Staff Member Moderator

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    Well reports are Darvish turned down a similar contract offer from the Dodgers and the Brewers were said to have been in play. And buying and trading for pitching and developing position players is what the Cubs have been doing since Theo got there....
     
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  19. Luke02

    Luke02 Force Ghost star 5

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    Twins from my understanding were looking at a big deal for him too. I guess when you consider the fact Mike Leake got 5/75 last year, 6/120 for Darvish looks like a pretty decent bargain.

    I am still not bullish on the deal but I think the Cubs are looking at the SP market the next few years and see it not being all that hot therefore getting a 5 time all star Darvish for decent markting value seem like a good bet. Plus they didnt have to give up anything to get him prospects/player wise and there is some good young arms in the Cubs farm just they won't be up for another couple years.
     
  20. Ahsoka's Tano

    Ahsoka's Tano Jedi Master star 5

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    That's not the only thing he did and you know it. As I mentioned before, Epstein and the Cubs seemingly picked up a strategy of building their team around ex AL starters and rolled the dice with them. It's obviously continuing with Darvish; who outside of his cup of coffee with LA last year was a Texas stalwart.
     
  21. Dark Lord Of The Empire

    Dark Lord Of The Empire Jedi Master star 4

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    Oh yeah for sure. I just mean the backbone of the team was built with the farm and development of young guys, so why not keep that up instead of spending? Just something I wouldn't personally do.
     
  22. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Jayson Stark is joining The Athletic, which is quickly accumulating a more talented group of baseball journalists than any and all competitors.
     
  23. Ahsoka's Tano

    Ahsoka's Tano Jedi Master star 5

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    I'd be more curious to see Joe Girardi in the MLB Network analysts' chair. I wonder if he's going to carry a grudge against the Yankees like Torre.
     
  24. Sith_Sensei__Prime

    Sith_Sensei__Prime Chosen One star 6

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    Yeah, The Athletic has been accumulating talented writers for all the major sports. I love Marcus Thompson's takes on things.
     
  25. Luke02

    Luke02 Force Ghost star 5

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    The app for The Athletic is fabulous as well.