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Hangar18
12-04-2002, 11:28 AM
we know baseballs top movers and shakers are guilty
of conspiracies (remember Collusion?)
well, is it me- or has Jim Hendry pulled off some of the
most lopsided trades of the decade? Lets see, a .240
hitting minor league infielder for a future Hall Of Famer
(McGriff)
Or, a broken down pitcher for Decent Relief Pitcher
AND an excellent starter? (marlins trade)

If there were a commissioner, im sure those trades
wouldve been struck down.
how about the Expos, about to give all their players away
to those "lovable" losers to the north? hmmmmm............
Well, if anyone cant see it from here....let me help.
MLB is looking for its next "feel-good" storyline for next
yr.....imagine how good the world will feel when even the
Cubs can get to the world series? The cubs are going to
rape and pillage the Expos, get their players for basically
free, and the MLB will have its Feel Good story for the
century......
The orphaned Expos are owned by Nobody. MLB "owns"
the Expos right now........It would be in baseballs "best interests" to create a storyline for the ages, a storyline that would sucker
all the media outlets to shift attention away from how baseball
is still bleeding financially badly, how theyve mis-managed
the game to this point, and steer it towards...Surprise Surprise,
the lowly Cubs.
I can already imagine the headlines in the papers, the
news telecasts starting off with the smiling news anchors,
being glib, and laughing and talking about the stupid goat...
and how the city is rejoicing (half the city anway) and
what toothpick companies are going to vie for Bakers image
for their product etc etc. The media will have more fun
with this than their stupid fans.
Dont buy into it. how could a GM come here, and suddenly
look like a genius? what in the name of Level Playing Fields
is going on here? well, I see whats going on. Is this
what baseball has become? Trading a players salary in
exchange for a cheaper players salary? What happened with
trading someone for talent? Its how it used to be. So baseball
has turned to this....Manufacturing storylines, bickering over
salary caps, steering players towards undeserving teams
to make everyone "feel good". You heard it here 1st...
and years from now, we'll all laugh about it...but MLB is
stocking the Cubs for their 2003 "story". Theres No Way
Hendry could successfully rip-off 3 teams (forthcoming trade with Expos/Rockies) and give away nothing.

Lip Man 1
12-04-2002, 12:50 PM
It's called having a "good GM" something the Sox don't have.

And I read last night, I'm sorry I don't remember where, in two different locations, that the Cubs are NOT going to be making any follow up deals with the Expos or Rockies.

Both deals were "dead" according to the stories.

Lip

DVG
12-07-2002, 03:58 AM
Originally posted by Hangar18
we know baseballs top movers and shakers are guilty
of conspiracies (remember Collusion?)
well, is it me- or has Jim Hendry pulled off some of the
most lopsided trades of the decade? Lets see, a .240
hitting minor league infielder for a future Hall Of Famer
(McGriff)
Or, a broken down pitcher for Decent Relief Pitcher
AND an excellent starter? (marlins trade)

If there were a commissioner, im sure those trades
wouldve been struck down.
how about the Expos, about to give all their players away
to those "lovable" losers to the north? hmmmmm............
Well, if anyone cant see it from here....let me help.
MLB is looking for its next "feel-good" storyline for next
yr.....imagine how good the world will feel when even the
Cubs can get to the world series? The cubs are going to
rape and pillage the Expos, get their players for basically
free, and the MLB will have its Feel Good story for the
century......
The orphaned Expos are owned by Nobody. MLB "owns"
the Expos right now........It would be in baseballs "best interests" to create a storyline for the ages, a storyline that would sucker
all the media outlets to shift attention away from how baseball
is still bleeding financially badly, how theyve mis-managed
the game to this point, and steer it towards...Surprise Surprise,
the lowly Cubs.
I can already imagine the headlines in the papers, the
news telecasts starting off with the smiling news anchors,
being glib, and laughing and talking about the stupid goat...
and how the city is rejoicing (half the city anway) and
what toothpick companies are going to vie for Bakers image
for their product etc etc. The media will have more fun
with this than their stupid fans.
Dont buy into it. how could a GM come here, and suddenly
look like a genius? what in the name of Level Playing Fields
is going on here? well, I see whats going on. Is this
what baseball has become? Trading a players salary in
exchange for a cheaper players salary? What happened with
trading someone for talent? Its how it used to be. So baseball
has turned to this....Manufacturing storylines, bickering over
salary caps, steering players towards undeserving teams
to make everyone "feel good". You heard it here 1st...
and years from now, we'll all laugh about it...but MLB is
stocking the Cubs for their 2003 "story". Theres No Way
Hendry could successfully rip-off 3 teams (forthcoming trade with Expos/Rockies) and give away nothing.

Whew. I see why you call yourself Hangar 18. At least your upfront about it, though.

harwar
12-07-2002, 08:02 AM
Its nice to see that theres' someone as paranoid as me out there.I've been talking along those lines for years,but about sports in general.I believe that quite a few sporting events are "fixed".Sometimes it seems like the NFL & MLB have become corporate picknics.Also,i think that "big gambling" has a much bigger influence on the outcome of games than people would like to believe.

jeremyb1
12-07-2002, 01:45 PM
Originally posted by Hangar18
we know baseballs top movers and shakers are guilty
of conspiracies (remember Collusion?)
well, is it me- or has Jim Hendry pulled off some of the
most lopsided trades of the decade? Lets see, a .240
hitting minor league infielder for a future Hall Of Famer
(McGriff)
Or, a broken down pitcher for Decent Relief Pitcher
AND an excellent starter? (marlins trade)

If there were a commissioner, im sure those trades
wouldve been struck down.
how about the Expos, about to give all their players away
to those "lovable" losers to the north? hmmmmm............
Well, if anyone cant see it from here....let me help.
MLB is looking for its next "feel-good" storyline for next
yr.....imagine how good the world will feel when even the
Cubs can get to the world series? The cubs are going to
rape and pillage the Expos, get their players for basically
free, and the MLB will have its Feel Good story for the
century......
The orphaned Expos are owned by Nobody. MLB "owns"
the Expos right now........It would be in baseballs "best interests" to create a storyline for the ages, a storyline that would sucker
all the media outlets to shift attention away from how baseball
is still bleeding financially badly, how theyve mis-managed
the game to this point, and steer it towards...Surprise Surprise,
the lowly Cubs.
I can already imagine the headlines in the papers, the
news telecasts starting off with the smiling news anchors,
being glib, and laughing and talking about the stupid goat...
and how the city is rejoicing (half the city anway) and
what toothpick companies are going to vie for Bakers image
for their product etc etc. The media will have more fun
with this than their stupid fans.
Dont buy into it. how could a GM come here, and suddenly
look like a genius? what in the name of Level Playing Fields
is going on here? well, I see whats going on. Is this
what baseball has become? Trading a players salary in
exchange for a cheaper players salary? What happened with
trading someone for talent? Its how it used to be. So baseball
has turned to this....Manufacturing storylines, bickering over
salary caps, steering players towards undeserving teams
to make everyone "feel good". You heard it here 1st...
and years from now, we'll all laugh about it...but MLB is
stocking the Cubs for their 2003 "story". Theres No Way
Hendry could successfully rip-off 3 teams (forthcoming trade with Expos/Rockies) and give away nothing.

i don't think its some huge hidden conspiracy. its simply the reality that is the game's horrendous financial inequity. this lopsided deals go through because teams like the marlins and the expos have no other choice. they can't keep their players and maintain their budget so their forced to trade them. since many other teams don't want to take on salary, teams like the cubs or the yankees can have high priced players that need to be moved without giving up any talent in return because they're taking on the salary.

its incredibly unfair but that's the way the game is structured right now. the rich get richer.