homerun derby


Last Updated: 2011-07-20 19:15:11
  1. sethman88

    sethman88 Well-Known Member

    who all watched the MLB homerun derby last night (7/11/2011) and saw a bunch of huge blasts by all the competitors, but I was also pleased that Robinson Cano won it showin the Yankee love:D

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  2. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire Developer

    Robbie Canoooo, whaddya know!?

    Never saw it coming. Didn't watch the derby but I certainly didn't expect Cano to win.
  3. woop

    woop novacane (OFWGKTA) VIP Member

    SMH at Weeks whiffing on the first pitch. Uh seriously? Haha.. Prince was better off giving in to the pressure and picking the hometown favorite Upton
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  4. Vinter

    Vinter Well-Known Member

    He's got some skill, but I'll take the HR Gonzo crushed a few minutes ago over a HR derby win.
  5. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire Developer

    Lol, we're still losing though :(

    I don't want the NL to have home field advantage in the WS, damnit!

    I'm hoping for a AL comeback at this point but Bochy is taking out Hanrahan. He's going to the Bearded One.
  6. Vinter

    Vinter Well-Known Member

    ya :\ sucks
  7. woop

    woop novacane (OFWGKTA) VIP Member

    Any AL team is screwed if they match up against the Giants in the WS :)

    Great pitching + huge ballpark > any AL offense
  8. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire Developer

    We'll just have to wait and see :p
  9. woop

    woop novacane (OFWGKTA) VIP Member

    It'd be fun if it were a Giants vs Yankees WS:p

    If the G men do make it though, I hope its against Boston. Just like we took advantage of Vlad in the outfield during the last WS, I can see us taking advantage of Big Papi at first. Defense wins championships!
  10. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire Developer

    They won't put Ortiz at first b/c of Adrian Gonzalez. They are stronger with Youk at 3rd and A Gonz at 1st. Ortiz would be a clutch pinch hitter though. I wouldn't mind watching your Giants tear apart the Red Sox if that were to happen though.
  11. jamor

    jamor Well-Known Member

    That was awesome watching the NL hand it to the AL.

    I'm surprised that NL is that much better than the AL... without Albert Pujols to boot.
  12. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire Developer

    They are better this season, for certain. Overall though, I think the AL has been the better league overall (in reference to ASG wins).
  13. woop

    woop novacane (OFWGKTA) VIP Member

    Where would they put Ortiz? Boston would never leave his bat off the lineup for the entire WS. What were their line ups for interleague play?
  14. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire Developer

    They tried out Ortiz at 1B and A. Gonz in RF for two games but I think Francona realized that it was a horrible alignment since they lost those two games.
  15. woop

    woop novacane (OFWGKTA) VIP Member

    Which is exactly why I'd want to face them in the WS. I know they would not leave Ortiz's bat off, so that'd HAVE to put Gonzo in RF (which, seeing how RF at AT&T park ate up Vlad, is going to be a huge advantage for us - we probably have one of the most difficult RF's to play in). Bring on Boston!!! :D
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  16. Vinter

    Vinter Well-Known Member

    Ortiz is actually very good at first base. I think you'd be very surprised. Yes, there is an issue with our line up @ NL home games. We have also been plagued with the injury bug a bit, and that was evident during interleauge play.

    Lets see what happens with teams after the trade deadline.
  17. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire Developer


    Ortiz is good at first? What drugs are you smoking and where can I get some?

    He's been a DH for the last 3-4 seasons, not touching first base since they have a younger, more viable option at that position (Youk and now A-Gonz). In all the years of watching Yanks vs Red Sox games, I don't ever recall Ortiz being a good first baseman.
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  18. Vinter

    Vinter Well-Known Member

  19. woop

    woop novacane (OFWGKTA) VIP Member

    I'm with Hitman on this one. Ortiz at 1st would be a wreck for the Red Sox, and I'd welcome that with open arms if I were an NL team going against Boston in the WS. A few drag bunts towards the 1st base line and maybe they'll end up doing what the Rangers did with Vlad last WS: bench him.
  20. Vinter

    Vinter Well-Known Member

    you guys act as if this hasn't happened, for inter-league play every year , and also the two world series that they've won. you think its a wreck because he's a bigger guy? plenty of first basemen are.. look at prince fielder.

    stop drinking the hateraid imo :D
  21. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire Developer

    There's no haterade to be consumed. What you are stating is completely false. Ortiz has been the perma-DH (and a good one at that) for Boston. When they called up Youk, you forget that they had acquired Mike Lowell from the Marlins, the same trade that brought Beckett to the Sox. Ortiz might have played a few years at first (none of which with Boston) but that definitely does not warrant the title of being a good defensive 1B.

    Career stat: Ortiz has played 250 games in his career at first base. He's also never played any other position besides DH.

    The difference between Ortiz and Fielder is that Fielder is actually athletic, especially for a man of his size. He still can move better than Ortiz. The age difference helps tons as well.
  22. Vinter

    Vinter Well-Known Member

    So roughly around 2000 innings give or take playing in the field, and he has a .989 fielding percentage, is still pretty good... HE COULD play 1st, I'm not saying he'd be a gold glove, or an all-star first baseman, but he's definitely serviceable at first base.

    And I know very well that we had Lowell on his team, I said he played in inter-league at first every year, Lowell would usually sit and Youk would slide over to 3rd base, unless Ortiz was given a day off.

    Don't forget that these guys careers start before the pros, and that he practices as a 1st basemen, every spring training and every practice, warm up session every year he's played in the pros, from start to finish.

    He's also played 4 games in the World Series, 1.000% fielding percentage, talk about pretty damn good for a guy who "can't play first" I'm not putting it up for debate that he should start for the Red Sox at first, or anywhere ( I like him as our DH) but to say he couldn't go play first somewhere is silly.
  23. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire Developer

    1014 innings in the field to be exact. I don't believe I said that he couldn't play first base but rather that he isn't their best option at first base. Let's put it this way - he's in the lineup for his bat contribution, not his fielding skills.
  24. Vinter

    Vinter Well-Known Member

    Where are your stats coming from, because I'm not seeing the same stats as you. And of course he's in there for his hitting, a monster hitter without any chance of injuring himself on the field, why would you if you didn't have too.
  25. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire Developer

    The only place that matters, ESPN.

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    I still don't think you are seeing the point here. Boston is a much weaker team with him playing first base, end of story. Anyone that knows the game of baseball as well as I do, would understand this.

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