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fquaye149
06-08-2004, 10:31 PM
The "also-ran" according to some posters, who has given "very little reason to support the claim that he's a stud" is spinning a gem through 6 in anaheim. . .

PERFECT GAME THROUGH 6. . .against one of the better hitting lineups in baseball.

Anyone who still wouldn't want to have him?

1951Campbell
06-08-2004, 10:34 PM
"Also ran" may not be a fair characterization of how some posters feel. He's just not as desirable as Garcia & CC, that's all.

fquaye149
06-08-2004, 10:34 PM
sounds a lot like also ran to me. . .


and i'm talking about the posters who say he is an "average starter" or not a stud

Palehose13
06-08-2004, 10:36 PM
He is and has been my 1st choice of those talked about. Thanks for the heads up, I just turned on the game. :smile:

However, if he does throw a perfect game, does that decrease the chance of acquiring him?

1951Campbell
06-08-2004, 10:38 PM
I dunno...given the choice of Helen of Troy, Aphrodite, and Jennifer Aniston, Aniston's the "also ran", but still much better than nothing at all.

Aniston : nothing at all :: Ben Sheets : our current, non-existent 5th starter.

Gosh, I hope that made sense to someone other than me.

beckett21
06-08-2004, 10:40 PM
Originally posted by 1951Campbell
He's just not as desirable as Garcia & CC, that's all.

According to who?

With all due respect I beg to differ, and not just because he is pitching well tonight. I like Garcia, but Sheets presents the best long term option of those three. Without a doubt, IMO.

That said, I still don't think we have a prayer of getting him.

1951Campbell
06-08-2004, 10:40 PM
Originally posted by Palehose13
He is and has been my 1st choice of those talked about. Thanks for the heads up, I just turned on the game. :smile:

However, if he does throw a perfect game, does that decrease the chance of acquiring him?

Why not Garcia as choice #1? Just curious.

Palehose13
06-08-2004, 10:40 PM
Vlad broke it up after 7 2/3 with a golf swing. No kidding..he hit it about 3 inches from the groud and the ball squeezed between SS and 3B...barely.

fquaye149
06-08-2004, 10:40 PM
eh, it's all good. . .just more evidence that sheets is a great pitcher and even less a chance we get him now


p.s. vlad just took a curveball about 4 inches off the ground to right center to break up the perfect game with a single

EDIT: oops. . .missed palehose 13's

Palehose13
06-08-2004, 10:41 PM
Originally posted by 1951Campbell
Why not Garcia as choice #1? Just curious.

FA after the year. However, he is a very close second. I really don't want anything to do with CC.

1951Campbell
06-08-2004, 10:46 PM
Originally posted by Palehose13
FA after the year. However, he is a very close second. I really don't want anything to do with CC.

FA? Sure, but the idea is to win in 2004, not...later or something.

MRKARNO
06-08-2004, 10:49 PM
Well let's hope sheets gives up some runs late so the Brewers could possibly trade him to us.

Palehose13
06-08-2004, 10:57 PM
Originally posted by 1951Campbell
FA? Sure, but the idea is to win in 2004, not...later or something.

And I think he will give us every opportunity to win in 2004 and then in 2005, and then...

I want a dynasty!

34 Inch Stick
06-09-2004, 08:25 AM
I have not weighed in against Sheets, but didn't Cowley pitch a perfect game for the Sox. Melido Perez threw a no hitter. Andy Hawkins lost in a no hitter against us.

I just want a 5th starter and I am open to a lot of possibilities.

idseer
06-09-2004, 10:36 AM
Originally posted by 34 Inch Stick
I have not weighed in against Sheets, but didn't Cowley pitch a perfect game for the Sox. Melido Perez threw a no hitter. Andy Hawkins lost in a no hitter against us.

I just want a 5th starter and I am open to a lot of possibilities.

that's a good point. a no hitter is certainly no measuring stick for how good a pitcher is or can be. shouldn't use one game as a reason to get sheets.

Palehose13
06-09-2004, 10:51 AM
Originally posted by idseer
that's a good point. a no hitter is certainly no measuring stick for how good a pitcher is or can be. shouldn't use one game as a reason to get sheets.

The talk about getting Sheets was before the one-hitter through 9 last night (the game went to 17). Of course obscure pitchers get no-hitters. They also get almost 20K's in a game too...but what do you get when you combine the two?

idseer
06-09-2004, 11:08 AM
Originally posted by Palehose13
The talk about getting Sheets was before the one-hitter through 9 last night (the game went to 17).

i'm aware of that. but it IS being used as further ammunition for the cause and i don't believe it's relevent.

Palehose13
06-09-2004, 11:18 AM
Originally posted by idseer
i'm aware of that. but it IS being used as further ammunition for the cause and i don't believe it's relevent.

Ok

34 Inch Stick
06-09-2004, 12:18 PM
Originally posted by Palehose13
The talk about getting Sheets was before the one-hitter through 9 last night (the game went to 17). Of course obscure pitchers get no-hitters. They also get almost 20K's in a game too...but what do you get when you combine the two?

A northside star who has never won more than 14 games in a year.

Palehose13
06-09-2004, 01:05 PM
Originally posted by 34 Inch Stick
A northside star who has never won more than 14 games in a year.

lol...ok, got me. But I'd take him in our rotation...wouldn't you?