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Star Wars Night at Harbor Park

I was actually here about 15 years ago to watch a game. Great spot. As Saget points out, repeatedly won MiLB park-of-the-year in 90s, dimensions set to mimic O’s Camden Yards so the call-up goes a little smoother. This first batch of photos consists of Star Wars night, and the last photo in this set has actually gone viral on Curacao since I forwarded it on yesterday. All will be explained after the jump.

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Can-Am Cup After Week 8

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Canada led 177-167 after Week 7.

Curacao 7, Nookie 7

Mendoza 10, Assclowns 3

Cash Bail 9, Shagsters 5

Coach 9, Jose 3

Canada leads 202-195 after Week 8.

With 13 weeks left to play in a 14 team league, everyone plays everyone else once the rest of the way. Week 9 offers the maximum six matchups:

Curacao–Assclowns

Mendoza–Coach

Shagsters–Nookie

Dutch Boy–Cash Bail

Saget–DAVID

Crow–Slumpy

Dutch Boy’s Trade Rationale (Shockingly not “I was whacked out on Quaaludes”)

Hey CL,

I know in your opinion it might have been a bad trade but to me it improves my team by giving me a stable 2b. If Dozier turns around i can put Zobrist either at MI or OF. so i lose a player that’s hot right now and clear a spot on my roster by removing someone that plays 1 or 2 times a week.

DB

A couple Artsier Saget shots. (Now with 100% less cows.)

Harper’s Ferry. [Bloody well camouflaged I guess.–Ed.]

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Dutch Boy–Shaggy Trade

Dutch Boy gives: Jackie Bradley Jr., Javier Baez

Shaggy gives: Ben Zobrist, and, presumably, cash considerations

This one is just out there and shows the damage that can be done when Mendoza doesn’t secretly vet Dutch Boy’s trades. Neither Zobrist nor JBJ are going to finish the year hitting .350, but JBJ isn’t 50 years old and one slump away from losing his place.

Who would take Zobrist’s place? Well, ironically, how about Javier Baez? No, it’s not happening right now, but like Zobrist, Baez can play anywhere. Well, not anywhere in the sense that Kris Bryant is at third, Addison Russell is at second, and the outfield’s full. But he’s 12 years younger than Zobrist and the Cubs would be just as happy to see him take Zobrist’s job.

Zobrist hasn’t finished as season with over .310 BABIP since 2009. This year, it’s .369 so far, at age 35. The cliff is coming.

I don’t know. Maybe Dutch Boy’s just given up?

Typical Saget

Hey Ultrasurblanco,

This trade has been proposed to you in Great Canadian Baseball League (358).

Yangervis Solarte

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Saget’s Sluggers

Joey Gallo

Wilmer Flores

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Curacao Littleleague

View Trade

Comments from Saget’s Sluggers:

FLORES METS 1B

You can accept, reject or counter this offer by going to your team page (if you do not see detail about this trade on the page, then it has been cancelled by the manager who originally proposed it).

 

…and of course he cuts Flores less than 24 hours later.

What a piece of work.

Shagsters–Saget Trade

Shagsters gives: Curtis Granderson

Saget gives: Joey Gallo, Steve Pearce

Not sure what Shaggy’s doing here. Curtis Granderson has had a bad first quarter of the season, but he’s still Curtis Granderson.

Shaggy probably thinks he got the upside. Thing is, Granderson may be the upside guy in all this mess.

Pearce has fought his way into a pretty bad Rays lineup and somehow managed to hit 7 HR. There’s his upside–he might not hit seven more. We’ve seen false dawns before with Pearce in Pittsburgh and Baltimore. By now, he’s a 33-year-old with 60 HR since debuting in 2007. Some guys just have a final ceiling that says Quadruple-A.

Then there’s Joey Gallo. At least Pearce is playing. The Rangers called Gallo up on Monday, and despite his positional versatility and the AL’s DH, in four games he’s gone 0/1 as a pinch hitter…and that’s all. How that’s supposed to help his evelopment, or the Rangers, or Shagsters, you tell me. Send him back to AAA to play every day.

Sure, Granderson needs to turn it around. But he’s staying patient (.199 AVG but .297 OBP) and his .222 BABIP tells us he’s been unlucky. Granderson’s the get here, for two players Shaggy might eventually have to cut.

I’d rather have Yangervis Solarte than any of them, but never mind. (I do.)

 

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