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Old 04-15-2017, 03:56 PM   #81
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Chris Sale must be hated by team mates. They sure don't like giving him any run support.
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Old 04-15-2017, 11:56 PM   #82
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James Paxton is a God damn monster. Ms look like they might be righting the ship.
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Old 04-18-2017, 02:42 PM   #83
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Starling Marte suspended 80 games for positive PED test.
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Old 04-19-2017, 09:42 PM   #84
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Eric Thames has been hot here too. Maybe he can become a thinner left handed Cecil Fielder. I always enjoy seeing guys who go to different places to play than come back to the major league and have success.
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Old 04-20-2017, 04:45 PM   #85
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Brewers 1B/OF Eric Thames homered in his fifth consecutive game in Monday’s series opener against the Cubs. It came on a 3-2 breaking ball thrown by starter John Lackey leading off the top of the third inning at Wrigley Field. Thus continues the odyssey of Thames, who went from major league washout to a feared slugger in Korea and carried that power back with him for a second stint in the majors.

Lackey and Cubs pitching coach Chris Bosio are suspicious. Though neither came right out and said it after Monday’s game, both hinted that something might be up with Thames.

In his post-game press conference, Lackey said (via the Chicago Tribune) that Thames’ home run was “kinda one of those things that makes you scratch your head.” Lackey seemingly very intentionally winked at the reporter who asked him the question.

Bosio appeared on the Mully and Hanley show and was asked about Starling Marte‘s recent suspension after testing positive for Nandrolone. Chris Cwik of Yahoo Sports provides the transcript:

"Well, the bottom line is [Thames] has hit the ball and we gotta figure out a way to get around [it]. All that other stuff, I’ll let other people worry about. But he’s doing stuff that I haven’t seen done for a long time.

You start thinking about Ken Griffey Jr., Manny Ramirez when he went to the Dodgers, Barry Bonds … You’re talking about some of the greatest players to ever play this game. So, yeah, it’s probably a ‘head-scratcher’ because nobody knows who this guy is. And when he was here before, his body has changed. But, like I said, I’ll leave that to everyone else and we’re just gonna try to worry about how to pitch him better and get him out."
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Old 04-21-2017, 02:51 PM   #86
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Madison Baumgarner is on the 10 day D/L after hurting his shoulder in a dirt bike accident. I'm sure the team was happy to hear that.
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Madison Baumgarner is on the 10 day D/L after hurting his shoulder in a dirt bike accident. I'm sure the team was happy to hear that.
Rosenthal reporting he's expected to miss 6-8 weeks.
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Rosenthal reporting he's expected to miss 6-8 weeks.
Surgery on his throwing shoulder. 6-8 weeks sounds optimistic. That seems like a silly thing for a pro athlete to be doing in season.
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Old 04-25-2017, 10:43 PM   #89
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The Nat's Turner went 4-for-5 tonight, hit for the cycle, and had 7 RBI.

Unreal.
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How about Thames smashing his 11th dinger already. Insane.
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Old 04-25-2017, 11:01 PM   #91
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Sad to say, I'm still waiting for him to test positive for something. He just looks so different now physically.

If I'm just a pessimist and he's not on anything and has just matured physically then I'll eat some crow and give him all the credit in the world.
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