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  1. Sanchez is so bad. He is like a true .289 hitter, which is good, but its also his only skill. He doesn't walk, he doesn't hit for power and he is below average defensively. Plus for how mediocre he is, he is pretty expensive 6.2 million for this year, and a 8 million dollar vesting option for next. And the Giants are on the hook for all of the money owed to him.I'm not a Alderson fan because he doesn't seem to get many strikeouts, but this is still a guy that who was widely considered to be in the top 30-50 prospects. I believe ESPN even had him in the twenties. And thats just too much to give up for Sanchez.How in the same universe is it that Sanchez goes for Alderson that the Marlins are saying no to a Heath Bell for Sean West trade?
    I guess I just keep hearing all these fans on KNBR talk about how 'untouchable' Alderson and Bumgardner (sp?) are, but I just wonder how many of those people really know who these guys are, and how many of them just hear a name and take a stand based solely on that. Like I said, I guess I'm just speaking as a frustrated A's fan who never gets to see his team buy...it's always sell sell sell.
  2. this. I'm not happy that the Giants gave up Alderson.
    Really? I don't understand this. Sabean gets ripped and ripped for not doing anything, then when he does, Giants fans are still not happy. I mean have any of the Giants fans in here really ever seen Alderson pitch? How good is he really? Is he really not worth trading for a possibility at getting to the playoffs this year? As an A's fan, I only wish my team was in position to make trades for guys like Garko and Sanchez. Maybe I'm outta line here, but I'd rather be playing for this year, and not for 4-5 years down the road. A's fans are friggin force-fed the future. I'm just so sick of it...I wanna live in the now dammit!! Ok sorry /rant. :club:
  3. well once again I am here doing my thing, thinking and talking to you know who above. He listened to my prayers about a certain friend and now I am hoping he will again listen to my prayers when I go back under the dreaded knife again on Friday. I am glad that he heard me when I did pray for my friend but please hear me now. I don't ask for too much in life and I know I am a nuisance to say the least but I still have lots to offer in this world. :club:
    praying for you Rose.
  4. yeah, I'm a big Mark Grace guy too. He has the most hits ( and I think doubles) of the 90's, but it doesn't mean I think he's an HOFer.
    He gets in for inventing the term 'slump buster' alone.
    And rickey is god. That speech was truly HOF.
    I just heard that Rickey actually went to Laney college in Oakland and practiced his speech on a speech class and had them critique it...simply awesome.
  5. Will Clark should be in, but he will never get enough votes.
    You're thinking of the 'Hicks of Fame.' Today was really all about 1 person...Ricky baby!! I'll be at the A's/Toronto game this coming Saturday for the A's tribute to Ricky...can't wait!
  6. Holliday gone, great trade. I love it, Holliday wasnt doing anything for the franchise, but 2 years down the road these guys will pan out to be studs.... Sign Kennady for ONE more year then bring in Wallace at third, late 10, early 11..... Good trade Beane
    I know that's it waaaaaaaaaay too early to tell, but as of right now I like this trade a lot. The A's actually passed over him in the draft and I think Beane regretted that. Michael Urban wrote a column talking about how they really missed the boat by not drafting him. I just like the fact that this gives us a pretty solid replacement for Chavez if/when he retires next year. I really like the future infield possibility of Wallace/Weeks/Barton and Green. Along with our young pitchers, I'm pretty excited about the next few years.
  7. sounds ... relaxing? :club: Tahoe is pretty awesome anytime. I've heard the ball really sails there. (Heavenly has great skiing)My sister was dating a guy who was connected with the Phoenix Suns back when Sir Charles was with the team, so I got to hang out with him and his crew a few times. Let's just say that guy knows how to enjoy a night out. Some of the most fun evenings in memory.Also saw some of this on TV and some guys had pulled up a boat along the shore near one on the holes that had an inflatable goal post rigged up on it. Several football guys were stopping along the fairway and chucking footballs through the uprights, looked like 30 or 40 yards out. Pretty cool
    haha, just realized how many times I used "relaxing." It really is though. We actually stayed at the Grand Residence Marriott, the Heavenly Gondola is just out our window...very cool. Yeah, it's really hard to describe the vibe out there during the tournament...it's really cool to have that kind of access to your favorite players and celebs. They are all so accomadating, but at the same time the people respect their "space." The best time I had was 2 years ago when I sat down to play 3/6 at Harvey's and realized I was sitting just across from former MLB'er Vince Coleman. I'm not a Cardinal fan by any means, but I grew up watching this guy. We struck up a conversation, and he was a very humble guy. It's those kinds of things that make that week so much fun...you just never know who you might run into.
  8. 1. The course played easy for me. Not one long carry and I hit it straight so bunkers and trees where no issue. I was NEVER in the trees and NEVER made it to a fairway bunker, they were all 250 out.2. It was a blast!!! All the guys sang, they do it every year. 3. I hear ya. I hesitated writing it because it's full of Hellmuthian name dropping, but hey, it is what I did... also a lot of the stuff that I do now on a personal level I can't blog about. Just wouldn't be right.4. Depended on the heat, the warmer and later in the day the more I got. I think it ends up being about 10% on average which made the course shorter than my home course. I'm used to par 3's from 215, these par threes were all about 160-175.5. He just wouldn't fit in and he'd be the biggest prima donna there. They genuinely don't want guys like him there, seriously.
    Was this at Cabo Wabo? My buddies and I were there earlier in the day on Thursday and the waitress said that it would be packed later that night. We make it a point to be there every year for the tournament, it's just such a relaxing time. We also usually run into a few celebs/athletes at the poker tables. But like you said, it's just so relaxed that it's not a big deal to sit down at the table across from someone like a Barkley or a Gretzky. It's what makes it so enjoyable and relaxing.
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