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  1. Every time I see this guy's name I think of the line from "Half-Baked". "I wanna talk to Sampson, fly me to the moon like that b**ch Alice Kramden."
  2. My god Houston's offense is going to be terrifying when they get healthy.
  3. What? You mean the capital of strip clubs, geriatrics and Ed Hardy shirts? One of our proudest American cities. Totally deserving of an MLB team (dripping in sarcasm).
  4. He's having a great year, arguably one of the 5 best hitters in the AL so far. He should definitely get his first All-Star nod.
  5. Worst season I can remember by a top 100 ADP player was Andruw Jones 2008 with the Dodgers. He was coming off a down final year in Atlanta, but had 9 years prior of high-level production. He was being drafted in the top 50 for an expected rebound, IIRC, and proceeded to go .158/.256/.249 with 3 HRS and awful counting stats across 238 PAs. But part of the explanation for Jones' problem was simple. Dude ballooned 30 pounds in the offseason prior (all fat) and was swinging a cement bat.
  6. Kaz Matsui's anal fissure has always been #1 for me.
  7. More embarrassing injury? This or Marty Cordova back in the day burning his face falling asleep in a tanning bed?
  8. Haha yeah. Nick Blackburn was another classic "eat some innings" guy. I love the philosophy of, "Hey, he may be atrocious, but he'll go out there 30 times a year and suck. There's value in that."
  9. With the premium on velocity, spin rate and quality of stuff now, it seems like the true gas cans are becoming more rare. I fondly remember the days where guys like Carlos Silva, Josh Towers, Mark Redman and Jeremy Sowers were trotted out regularly. It's sad that some of the current gas cans (i.e. Giolito in 2018) have nasty stuff that allows them to immediately improve. Seeing guys like Silva and Redman out there was a real treat if you have a sick sense of humor.
  10. Cleveland clearly expected this guy to have another MVP-caliber season given how they stripped down the offense in the offseason. Their lineup revolves completely around Lindor, Santana and JRam, with basically a lot of bums around them. Two of those three are swinging it well, but Jose is so far below expectations it's scary. I imagine he was around a 3 WAR player at this point in the season last year, now he's flirting with negative WAR.
  11. Remember when Straily was being hyped as a future Cy Young winner by a certain member of this board? Still makes me laugh. Corbin Burnes deserves a mention. 14 HR in 31 IP. Rivals Brian Matusz's legendary gas can season in 2011 where he gave up 18 bombs in 49 2/3 innings.
  12. Snell should be pissed. This game depends literally on half-season of performance and can affect you the rest of your life in terms of marketing, legacy, etc. Snell could be signing autographs in 20-30 years or doing a speaking gig and could throw out "All-Star" in there. Don't pretend that any guy on this board would be cool with ripping it up for a half and not making the ASG because of ridiculous rules and because a catcher on the godawful 120-loss Royals who has been hovering with sub-.500 OPSs for the last two months needs to make it.
  13. No one really cares about this game, at least I haven't met anyone who does, but when a game that is supposed to reward supposed excellence gives a slot to Salvador Perez, whose OPS is creeping toward the .500s, and rejects Blake Snell, who is having a Cy Young-caliber season, then that makes it even more of a joke.
  14. It's funny, I caught the last few innings of Felix's last start. They showed him in the dugout, without a hat on. If someone who knew nothing about baseball were asked if he were an MLB pitcher or a guy coming off a two week bender, I'm sure that person would choose the latter.
  15. Butt hurt? No, just not a fan. I didn't say he sucks as a player, but I think his whole persona is completely forced. But, hey, if you're a big Draymond fan, fine. The guy mean-mugs after hitting a 3 when he clanks them all game. I have no problem with players trash talking, but Draymond tries so hard to embrace this persona. It doesn't feel organic, it feels like a guy trying to be a heel.