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rbedgood
12-04-2007, 09:15 PM
Ahh finally someone other than the Yankees is spending money and collecting stars. The Tigers just took Dontrelle Willis and Miguel Cabrera from the Marlins for prospects. There line-up next year will be straight up scary, and Willis will likely be a #4 starter for them behind Verlander, Bonderman, & Robertson. Rogers & Durbin will have to fight for the 5th spot in the rotation. That's sick. If Zumaya can return healthy, they'll return to having one of the best bullpens in the game too. The Tigers will quickly become the new Yankees.



http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=jp-cabreratigers120407&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

Cabrera, Willis dealt to Tigers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. The Detroit Tigers (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/teams/det/;_ylt=AhAkhbtzVv_sXT7xZn2W9dUHU84F) had enough to pull off the biggest heist of the winter after all.
The Tigers acquired Florida Marlins (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/teams/fla/;_ylt=AtL4IJ0F7B2fYE8TOel8ipYHU84F) slugger Miguel Cabrera (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/7163/;_ylt=AvWb8SPI4Qu59Re1ONEgXKkHU84F) and pitcher Dontrelle Willis (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/7133/;_ylt=AnVwxtBlBDnUWQdWLBO_JU8HU84F) for star prospects Cameron Maybin (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/7684/;_ylt=Ah_y0mquWGLFiogfxbb_xjUHU84F) and Andrew Miller (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/7847/;_ylt=Akw0Bs58nImxHAgALGDE7lUHU84F), plus four other players.
The Tigers have long coveted Cabrera, their management's love affair with him dating back nearly 10 years. Detroit assistant GM Al Avila, then the Marlins' scouting director, frothed over Cabrera as a 15-year-old in Venezuela. A year later, Marlins GM Dave Dombrowski now in Detroit plunked down a record $1.8 million to sign Cabrera, and three years after that, he was in the major leagues.
Detroit planted the seed for trades earlier in the day, when manager Jim Leyland approached a Marlins executive Tuesday morning and said, "We want Cabrera." The 24-year-old third baseman, who could be shifted to outfield, was rumored to be headed to the Los Angeles Angels (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/teams/laa/;_ylt=AurkwmlO3pQ5.lbaRwIdCjQHU84F) until Detroit jumped into the fray.

As the day progressed, the scope of the trade grew to include the 25-year-old Willis, who finished second in the 2005 NL Cy Young voting.
The Marlins, looking to shed payroll, picked up the 20-year-old Maybin, universally regarded as one of the five best prospects in baseball, and the 22-year-old Miller, a left-handed pitcher who was considered the best player in the 2006 draft. Also included were catcher Mike Rabelo (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/7895/;_ylt=AiX0Qf8IHx7.cANTiNeaQRAHU84F), reliever Eulogio de la Cruz (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/7957/;_ylt=AsygzFedmvuxhbDDF9Y0YM0HU84F) and starters Dallas Trahern and Blake Badenhop.
A knock on Cabrera has been that he is overweight. It's possible that a rival of the Tigers, Chicago White Sox (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/teams/chw/;_ylt=AjEPvvMF0Z1S_gHxCeJJ8DwHU84F) manager Ozzie Guillen, inadvertently helped his American League Central foes become more aggressive about acquiring the third baseman when he was quoted Monday night as saying, "He eats the right things. He works out every day. He's in the best shape I've ever seen him in.
"Whoever gets this kid is gonna have a heck of a ballplayer with a different mentality."
Detroit considered adding Willis after the 2005 season, though his stock had soared so high the previous season that the price was prohibitive. The Tigers advanced to the 2006 World Series anyway, while Willis struggled that year and was even worse in '07.
His value dropped enough that the Tigers struck the deal even after trading their other top two prospects, outfielder Gorkys Hernandez and starter Jair Jurrjens, to acquire shortstop Edgar Renteria earlier this offseason.
Now the Tigers boast the scariest lineup in baseball, with Curtis Granderson leading off, Placido Polanco hitting second, Cabrera, Magglio Ordonez, Gary Sheffield, Carlos Guillen, Renteria, Ivan Rodriguez and a platoon or Jacque Jones and Marcus Thames.

timsatt1
12-07-2007, 06:13 PM
i use to know all the players in the major leagues...in the late 80s, early 90s. I no longer do..and dont know any of these players involved in the blockbuster trade.

i lost my interest of baseball 11 years ago!!!!!!

McLovin
12-07-2007, 09:26 PM
i use to know all the players in the major leagues...in the late 80s, early 90s. I no longer do..and dont know any of these players involved in the blockbuster trade.

i lost my interest of baseball 11 years ago!!!!!!

Was that the strike year, I also lost interest during the strike, never got it back. Since the strike I have watched one full game, the Cardinals and Cubs and I took my 6 year old to the game with me, otherwise I wouldn't have watched it. (It was the end of the year and last year at the old Busch Stadium)

hermhater
12-07-2007, 10:40 PM
Magnum P.I. will be stoked!


:lol: :D :bananen_smilies046:

prough91
12-07-2007, 11:03 PM
I still love baseball, I can't help myself.

timsatt1
12-07-2007, 11:57 PM
I still love baseball, I can't help myself.

i wish i could love baseball. i use to.

fun little fact about me...nothing big but for me it is a big deal.

i grew up playing club soccer with the NOW minnesota twins manager Ron Gardenhire's son. Ron Gardenhire sat by my dad during a lot of those games, both in their lawn chairs watching the boring game of soccer lol. At that time he was the 3rd base coach of the Twins.

anyways, he knew i also played baseball and he gave me the Minnesota Twins workout sheet along with some rubber bands (no, not the small rubber bands, the ones you use for like rehab and stuff) and I still have those to this day as memorabilia.

prough91
12-08-2007, 12:00 AM
i wish i could love baseball. i use to.

fun little fact about me...nothing big but for me it is a big deal.

i grew up playing club soccer with the NOW minnesota twins manager Ron Gardenhire's son. Ron Gardenhire sat by my dad during a lot of those games, both in their lawn chairs watching the boring game of soccer lol. At that time he was the 3rd base coach of the Twins.

anyways, he knew i also played baseball and he gave me the Minnesota Twins workout sheet along with some rubber bands (no, not the small rubber bands, the ones you use for like rehab and stuff) and I still have those to this day as memorabilia.

Why can't ya?

timsatt1
12-08-2007, 12:03 AM
Why can't ya?

i just have no interest in it anymore. something i cannot change.

i quit liking it when i quit playing it at age 14.

up until then i always dreamed of being a major league baller.

when i was 14 and we won state tournament and after that was over and we had already played 50 games, our coach tells us we are playing fall ball and in an adult league. after seeing high 80s, i decided then that i do not want to continue baseball :) and i was burnt out because of how many games we played that year.

chief31
12-08-2007, 12:13 AM
I also lost interest in baseball around fifteen years ago. (Strike year.) I stayed away from the game for more than a decade.

I had a close friend, who was living across the street from me at the time, who was still crazy about baseball, and kind of got me back into it.

But, there is still not the same passion that I used to have for the game. In fact, there are many different things that keep my attention diverted from baseball.

The most recent realization that I have come to is that one single game, in baseball, means nothing. By comparison to football, where a team plays 1/10th as many games in a season, a baseball game doesn't even average-out to the first quarter of a football game.

Even one playoff game is nearly insignificant. Lose a playoff game, and play another tommorrow. In football, if you lose a playoff game, you play again next season.

I still have an appreciation for the skill that it takes to play the game at that level, but get a whole lot less enjoyment from watching the games.

prough91
12-08-2007, 12:34 AM
I enjoy the strategy and pace of the game. Also, there's nothing better than sitting in the stands at Kauffman holding a cold Bud Light in your hand.

hermhater
12-08-2007, 02:06 AM
I enjoy the strategy and pace of the game. Also, there's nothing better than sitting in the stands at Arrowhead holding a cold Bud Light in your hand.


FYP!

:toast2:

chief31
12-08-2007, 02:18 AM
I enjoy the strategy and pace of the game. Also, there's nothing better than sitting in the stands at Kauffman holding a cold Bud Light in your hand.

I do still enjoy the game, but it has become too predictable. If you are missing a power-hitter from your lineup, you just sign one.

With football, there is so moch more that goes into creating a championship-caliber team. You can't just sign a Kendrell Bell and expect him to compile the same statistics for you, that he did the previous season with the Steelers.

Canada
12-08-2007, 08:14 AM
I enjoy the strategy and pace of the game. Also, there's nothing better than sitting in the stands at Arrowhead holding a cold Bud Light in your hand.

It's better if it is Bud!! I have heard of that light stuff, in Canada we just call it American beer!! :bananen_smilies046:

hermhater
12-09-2007, 01:21 AM
It's better if it is Bud!! I have heard of that light stuff, in Canada we just call it American beer!! :bananen_smilies046:

Where the hell have you been?

Probably out getting your nose broke by some short guy on a chair!

:lol:

http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/images/imported/2007/10/274.jpg

timsatt1
12-09-2007, 02:17 AM
Where the hell have you been?

Probably out getting your nose broke by some short guy on a chair!

:lol:

http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/images/imported/2007/10/274.jpg

why the hell is there a parrot in almost every one of your damn posts? i am about ready to kill that damn parrot.

hermhater
12-09-2007, 02:21 AM
why the hell is there a parrot in almost every one of your damn posts? i am about ready to kill that damn parrot.

You're a parrot!

:sign0098: :lol:


http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/images/imported/2007/10/274.jpg
:bananen_smilies046:

McLovin
12-09-2007, 08:35 PM
I believe HH fell of the wagon, Drunk HH is back and annoying as ever.

tammietailgator
12-09-2007, 10:10 PM
I have to back up HH here... he has every right to be drunk. If it wasn't so damn cold out - I could easily get drunk tonight - drown my sorrows, pop some pills....
j/k

:beer::lol:

McLovin
12-09-2007, 11:25 PM
I have to back up HH here... he has every right to be drunk. If it wasn't so damn cold out - I could easily get drunk tonight - drown my sorrows, pop some pills....
j/k

:beer::lol:
Its perfectly ok for him to be drunk, but drunk and annoying is a slight problem, but drunk and with a parrot fetish, now that is inexcusable.

HH Kill the birds.

:lol::lol::lol:

tammietailgator
12-09-2007, 11:33 PM
:lol:Feed them to your cat - cats like birds!

McLovin
12-09-2007, 11:35 PM
:lol:Feed them to your cat - cats like birds!

Please I beg you dont get him started on those darn cats lol.



:lol::lol::lol:

hermhater
12-10-2007, 01:27 AM
Please I beg you dont get him started on those darn cats lol.



:lol::lol::lol:


http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/images/imported/2007/12/11.jpg

http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/images/imported/2007/12/10.jpg


http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/images/imported/2007/12/9.jpg


:bananen_smilies046:

rbedgood
12-11-2007, 06:54 PM
Steps to transform Drunk and Annoying HH to Drunk HH.

Step 1) Admit there is a problem
Step 2) Feed Parrot to Cat
Step 3) Introduce cat to dog
Step 4) If step 3 doesn't get rid of cat, then implement use of Microwave
Step 5) Resume posting sans Parrots & Cats.

anaeelbackwards
12-11-2007, 06:57 PM
http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/images/imported/2007/12/11.jpg

http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/images/imported/2007/12/10.jpg


http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/images/imported/2007/12/9.jpg


:bananen_smilies046:

not much of a cat-lover my friend HH, but those are some darned cute cats!

rbedgood
12-11-2007, 07:02 PM
Leeana, don't encourage him.

anaeelbackwards
12-11-2007, 07:05 PM
you gotta love tho how he has that cat in that tiny blue flexatron box....

i mean what you couldn't get him a bigger box to sleep in?

tsk tsk....:sign0098:

rbedgood
12-11-2007, 07:16 PM
The cat gets the little box, and HH gets the big box...

http://re3.mm-a11.yimg.com/image/187499326 (http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images/view?back=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.search.yahoo.com%2Fs earch%2Fimages%3Fp%3Dbox%2Bhome%2Bman%26ei%3DUTF-8%26fr%3Dyfp-t-501%26x%3Dwrt%26js%3D1%26ni%3D21&w=333&h=500&imgurl=static.flickr.com%2F30%2F45498875_26554e507 7_m.jpg&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fphotos%2Fstarga zer3stemshotmailcom%2F45498875%2F&size=118.4kB&name=45498875_26554e5077.jpg&p=box+home+man&type=jpeg&no=15&tt=16,134&oid=d45cccfaa3fa0894&fusr=bravewest&tit=the+man+in+a+box&hurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fphotos%2Fstarga zer3stemshotmailcom%2F&ei=UTF-8&src=p)

anaeelbackwards
12-11-2007, 07:26 PM
The cat gets the little box, and HH gets the big box...

http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/ (http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images/view?back=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.search.yahoo.com%2Fs earch%2Fimages%3Fp%3Dbox%2Bhome%2Bman%26ei%3DUTF-8%26fr%3Dyfp-t-501%26x%3Dwrt%26js%3D1%26ni%3D21&w=333&h=500&imgurl=static.flickr.com%2F30%2F45498875_26554e507 7_m.jpg&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fphotos%2Fstarga zer3stemshotmailcom%2F45498875%2F&size=118.4kB&name=45498875_26554e5077.jpg&p=box+home+man&type=jpeg&no=15&tt=16,134&oid=d45cccfaa3fa0894&fusr=bravewest&tit=the+man+in+a+box&hurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fphotos%2Fstarga zer3stemshotmailcom%2F&ei=UTF-8&src=p)

:lol::lol::lol::lol:

hermhater
12-11-2007, 10:13 PM
The cat gets the little box, and HH gets the big box...

http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/ (http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images/view?back=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.search.yahoo.com%2Fs earch%2Fimages%3Fp%3Dbox%2Bhome%2Bman%26ei%3DUTF-8%26fr%3Dyfp-t-501%26x%3Dwrt%26js%3D1%26ni%3D21&w=333&h=500&imgurl=static.flickr.com%2F30%2F45498875_26554e507 7_m.jpg&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fphotos%2Fstarga zer3stemshotmailcom%2F45498875%2F&size=118.4kB&name=45498875_26554e5077.jpg&p=box+home+man&type=jpeg&no=15&tt=16,134&oid=d45cccfaa3fa0894&fusr=bravewest&tit=the+man+in+a+box&hurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fphotos%2Fstarga zer3stemshotmailcom%2F&ei=UTF-8&src=p)



YouTube - Man in the Box / Alice in Chains MV


:D

hermhater
12-11-2007, 10:41 PM
you gotta love tho how he has that cat in that tiny blue flexatron box....

i mean what you couldn't get him a bigger box to sleep in?

tsk tsk....:sign0098:

She liked the little box, but this is for you Leeana!

http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/images/imported/2007/12/20.jpg

DrunkHillbilly
12-11-2007, 11:35 PM
Man my eyes are itchin with all these cats in here!!! Haaaa chooo!!!!!

timsatt1
12-12-2007, 12:55 AM
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y210/timsatt1/10-22-2007-11.jpg

hermhater
12-12-2007, 04:36 AM
http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/


I love dogs too man, they are much happier than cats.

Is this political?

hermhater
12-12-2007, 04:39 AM
She liked the little box, but this is for you Leeana!

http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/images/imported/2007/12/20.jpg

Damn that is a good lookin' kitty...
:bananen_smilies046:

Chiefster
12-12-2007, 08:29 AM
...Dogs and cat's living together; mass hysteria!

timsatt1
12-12-2007, 10:13 AM
I love dogs too man, they are much happier than cats.

Is this political?


yes, dogs represent republicans because they are happy and cats represent dems because you cannot please them.

ok joking aside, those use to be my dogs.

Canada
12-12-2007, 12:43 PM
See what happens when you have a baseball thread!!!

rbedgood
12-12-2007, 01:14 PM
See what happens when you have a baseball thread!!!

HH can ruin any thread with his feline fetish, whether it starts on baseball, football, or even politics...actually I take that back, HH can't ruin those, as TimSatt usually accomplishes that by creating them.

hermhater
12-12-2007, 03:51 PM
See what happens when you have a baseball thread!!!


HH can ruin any thread with his feline fetish, whether it starts on baseball, football, or even politics...actually I take that back, HH can't ruin those, as TimSatt usually accomplishes that by creating them.

How's this then...

GO ROYALS!!!

:lol:

http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/images/imported/2007/12/34.jpg


:bananen_smilies046:

timsatt1
12-12-2007, 06:09 PM
talking politics is a great way to win over friends on mesage boards :) Go Romney!

rbedgood
12-12-2007, 07:09 PM
talking politics is a great way to run over people on mesage boards :) Go Romney!

FYR!!!

Canada
12-12-2007, 08:31 PM
Politics....thank god. And I thought baseball was going to be the most boring thing I read about tonite!!

prough91
12-12-2007, 09:57 PM
Politics....thank god. And I thought baseball was going to be the most boring thing I read about tonite!!

Don't worry, h-squared will have a few more and he'll start talking about his cats.

hermhater
12-12-2007, 10:16 PM
Don't worry, h-squared will have a few more and he'll start talking about his hats.

Did someone say hats?

http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/images/imported/2007/12/35.jpg