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#1 Oziumrules

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 10:29 PM

OK...how many wins and losses? Better than the Marlins and Giants?I predict 75 - 87

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 07:24 AM

View PostOziumrules, on Wednesday, March 26th, 2008, 1:29 AM, said:

OK...how many wins and losses? Better than the Marlins and Giants?I predict 75 - 87
I love Jason Bay, but i don't see many bright spots. I'd rather see the Pirates move some vets, get Pearce and McCutheon and Walker into the lineup, bottom out, the start a proper rebuilding job.I say 65-97.
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Posted 26 March 2008 - 07:44 AM

A pirates thread.. I LIKE IT. Was about to order a tshirt today that said... Pirates rebuilding since 1992. Im a huge Pirates fan and if they go 75-87 I will be super excited. I honestly think this is gonna be another 65-97 season. GROZ has been awful in spring and the BP is still shakey. But, if Bay gets back to 2006 status and Laroush plays like he did in 06.. 70 wins is possible. But they have no offense at all. .

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 07:53 PM

I predict bounce back years for Bay, La Roche & Maholm.

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 02:07 PM

View PostOziumrules, on Saturday, March 29th, 2008, 10:53 PM, said:

I predict bounce back years for Bay, La Roche & Maholm.
QFT. Lovin Laroche this year...no way he gets off to the start he did last year.
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 03:03 PM

View PostOziumrules, on Saturday, March 29th, 2008, 11:53 PM, said:

I predict bounce back years for Bay, La Roche & Maholm.
Even if they do have bounch back years I don't see the bucs getting to 75 wins. I'll predict 68-94. I love them and I'll watch them when I can but 1992 was a long long long time ago. Shit I was 9 years old.If I had a choice of who'd I like to see win their respective league championships I'd pick, Penguins, Pirates, then Steelers. The Steelers won theirs a couple years back and have legitimate shots at it almost yearly, the Pens won in the early 90s...competed throughout the 90's, were down in 2002-2004, rebuilt for a couple years and are back we legitimate shots.The fact is that baseball is a dying sport. I don't want to hear that small markets can't compete (examples; a's, twins). Small markets can compete. They just have to more screwd to fight against the huge payrolls. I'd love to see a salary cap in baseball but it's just not gonna happen anytime soon.
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 03:11 PM

I wouldnt expect LaRoche to bounce back. I think last year was a pretty good indication of what kind of player he will be moving forward. Also think that most people are overestimating how bad he was last year due to his poor start.

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 07:45 PM

X marks the SPOT. Xavier Nady is having a Monster night ! 4/7 (2) HR 4 RBI. How about giving up 4 runs in the bottom of the 9th with only (1) hit?!?! Capps looked scared out there in the 9th!!?! Nice win...McClouth had a great night also. 3/5 4 RBI

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 07:46 PM

What a game. I hate Jason BAY send him down to the minors. How do u drop that fly ball. At least Xavier picked him up in the 12th. 1-0 boys we may never be over 500 again this yr. Im going to celebrate.

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 08:48 PM

Man, very enteraining game, but my god you can't feel good about the 'pen or the defense in that 9th inning....only one game though. The offense looked good, I got McLouth as being a pretty good sleeper pick this year......I also think LaRoche could have a monster year...good offense, just gotta get that pitching stable. I think the Pirates could surprise some people if they can get the 'pen reasonable...they do have some nice young arms in the rotation.
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Posted 01 April 2008 - 05:54 AM

View PostKowboyKoop, on Tuesday, April 1st, 2008, 12:48 AM, said:

Man, very enteraining game, but my god you can't feel good about the 'pen or the defense in that 9th inning....only one game though. The offense looked good, I got McLouth as being a pretty good sleeper pick this year......I also think LaRoche could have a monster year...good offense, just gotta get that pitching stable. I think the Pirates could surprise some people if they can get the 'pen reasonable...they do have some nice young arms in the rotation.
I agree. Nady and McLouth were great. McLouth has been ready to break out and I think this is his yr. Plus when sanchez is healthy they can really hit the ball. But the pen will be shaky at best. But they caused my blood pressure to rocket on game one. Normally I dont take it to seriously cause one its game one and 2 its the Pirates and they have been killing me since 1991. But I just bubbled 3 st sngs and then he dropped that ball at the exact same time. Plus I live in ATL and hate there sucess(curse of Sid Bream). Oh well a wins a win.Opening day rants..its gonna be a long season.Jason Bay 0-6 and a dropped fly ball.

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 06:38 AM

View PostJrobb25, on Monday, March 31st, 2008, 11:46 PM, said:

What a game. I hate Jason BAY send him down to the minors. How do u drop that fly ball.
It wasn't a dropped fly ball in the 9th, it was miscommunication. You have the blame the center fielder on that, since he's the lead on in-between balls. Also, it looked to me like Bay (and maybe Nate) might have actually lost the ball, since he was looking up still when it landed 15 feets to the left/behind him.From today's paper: "He thought I was going to catch it, and I thought he was going to catch it," McLouth explained. "Simple as that." Bay was not immediately available for comment.

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 10:03 AM

View Postfryer98, on Tuesday, April 1st, 2008, 10:38 AM, said:

It wasn't a dropped fly ball in the 9th, it was miscommunication. You have the blame the center fielder on that, since he's the lead on in-between balls. Also, it looked to me like Bay (and maybe Nate) might have actually lost the ball, since he was looking up still when it landed 15 feets to the left/behind him.From today's paper: "He thought I was going to catch it, and I thought he was going to catch it," McLouth explained. "Simple as that." Bay was not immediately available for comment.
its more the 0-6. I played CF my whole life and after a daying of being mad..I agree Mclouth shouldve taken over. But Bay just looked horrible the whole game. Except for a few nice catchs in the OF.

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 05:11 PM

Welcome back, Mr. Duke. Nice to see Tracy & Colburn didn't destroy you for good.

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 06:59 AM

taking the series in ATL was big. Fla next..winable series. Good to see us winning the close games. Thats something they didnt do at all over the last few years. Nady is a beast so far.

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 11:02 AM

View PostJrobb25, on Friday, April 4th, 2008, 9:59 AM, said:

taking the series in ATL was big. Fla next..winable series. Good to see us winning the close games. Thats something they didnt do at all over the last few years. Nady is a beast so far.
I will be at the Marlins/Pirate series this weekend here in Miami. Im looking forward to Maholm's start. I think he is gonna have a great year.2 - 1 baby !!!

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 11:09 AM

View PostOziumrules, on Friday, April 4th, 2008, 3:02 PM, said:

I will be at the Marlins/Pirate series this weekend here in Miami. Im looking forward to Maholm's start. I think he is gonna have a great year.2 - 1 baby !!!
Ill be watching obv...where are ur seats i have a 1 and 1000 max chance of seeing u in between all those empty seats

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 11:09 AM

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 08:09 PM

Walk Off....ehhhh. Matt Morris is terrible. He threw hangers all night. I will be in section 143 6 rows up from the field (1st baseline). I will be wearing my Roberto Clemente jersey.

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 06:42 AM

View PostOziumrules, on Saturday, April 5th, 2008, 12:09 AM, said:

Walk Off....ehhhh. Matt Morris is terrible. He threw hangers all night. I will be in section 143 6 rows up from the field (1st baseline). I will be wearing my Roberto Clemente jersey.
yeah Morris looked awful..big suprise. My bro is a huge cards fan and he was like you are going to HATE him and I knew I would.




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