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Originally posted by AmpLee:
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Have to agree. Saying that the murder had nothing to do with the amount of time it will take him to make the majors is ridiculous. Of course it set him back.

That's not my claim. I was saying that it's something in his past and that he can now move forward and possibly reach his potential, and it's not out of the realm of possibilities for that to happen within two years. Of course not being in ball hindered his career, but that's the past and from here on out he has an opportunity. I just think it's silly to write off a 22 year old this early. Chances are he won't make it, maybe ever, but I'm not one to sit here and make definitive statements on the kid's future.
I dont think anyone is totally writing off the kid. You are right that it would be silly to do that at his age. However, the time away from the game is going to make it very difficult to suddenly figure it out and get to the majors in 2 years. He has a lot of catching up to do.
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Originally posted by AmpLee:
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Have to agree. Saying that the murder had nothing to do with the amount of time it will take him to make the majors is ridiculous. Of course it set him back.

That's not my claim. I was saying that it's something in his past and that he can now move forward and possibly reach his potential, and it's not out of the realm of possibilities for that to happen within two years. Of course not being in ball hindered his career, but that's the past and from here on out he has an opportunity. I just think it's silly to write off a 22 year old this early. Chances are he won't make it, maybe ever, but I'm not one to sit here and make definitive statements on the kid's future.
I dont think anyone is totally writing off the kid. You are right that it would be silly to do that at his age. However, the time away from the game is going to make it very difficult to suddenly figure it out and get to the majors in 2 years. He has a lot of catching up to do.

Right. I was just responding to the overzealous idea that he would be in the bigs in 2 years.

Nobody is counting him out, considering hes only 22, but it would take a miracle for him to be contributing at the Major League level that soon after all hes been through. He was already developing very slowly, so missing the last 3 seasons to personal matters was a big deal. With Sandoval and Belt blocking the 2 positions he plays (doubtful he ever plays 3rd in the majors though), theres no rush anyways. I think a cup of coffee in Sept. 2015 would be best case scenario.
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Originally posted by BayArea:
I was really hoping that the 9ers would match the Giants with a championship this year. As much as I love the Giants and as many games of theirs I see every year I would trade their two trophies for a 9ers trophy.

Seriously? Hard to believe you love the Giants THAT much if you would trade BOTH of their WS titles for one SB trophy. I can only figure that you must be really young and never enjoyed the many SB wins. I wouldn't trade even one of the Giants WS wins for a Niner SB. I went through too many years of suffering with the Giants to ever do that.

I wasnt old enough to enjoy the 49ers 5 SB titles, but I still wouldnt trade the Giants 2 WS titles for a 6th Lombardi. Somehow seeing the Giants win the WS seems so much rarer and more special. The World Series might be the hardest championship to win among the major team sports. Its such a long season, and so many things have to go right on top of being good. Only 4 teams end up making the playoffs, and you have to beat the very best in a series 3 straight times.

I have a feeling were going to see the 49ers win at least 1 more here in the next few years anyways. Were set up to make a legit run at a SB for years to come, whereas its hard to say when the Giants will get that chance again.
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Angel Villalona will be the next Mo Vaugh.

HOF'er

IMO


Not sure if posted but

A bullet dodged: At the time Melky Cabrera was suspended, he and SFG were into talks about extension worth something in range of $75m-$85m.

Wow!
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Buster Posey story on the front of

http://espn.go.com/mlb/
Hopefully belt can carry over this spring training into the regular season. Dudes on fire.
Pablo looking good for Venezuela, overall other than romo's blown save the giants are looking good at the WBC
Originally posted by FredFlintstone:
Pablo looking good for Venezuela, overall other than romo's blown save the giants are looking good at the WBC

And Vogey starting tonight
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Originally posted by BayArea:
I was really hoping that the 9ers would match the Giants with a championship this year. As much as I love the Giants and as many games of theirs I see every year I would trade their two trophies for a 9ers trophy.

Seriously? Hard to believe you love the Giants THAT much if you would trade BOTH of their WS titles for one SB trophy. I can only figure that you must be really young and never enjoyed the many SB wins. I wouldn't trade even one of the Giants WS wins for a Niner SB. I went through too many years of suffering with the Giants to ever do that.

I do love the Giants but the 49ers are more special to me. You are right I have never seen the 49ers win a superbowl. As far as I am concerned we never won a superbowl. It was beautiful to see the Giants win twice in three years but I was 1 when the 49ers won their last superbowl. Let's all be honest the superbowl is just a tad bit bigger than the world series. After all the series is just that a series. There is a tomorrow if you lose the first game. The superbowl is all or nothing.

I probably wasn't sincere saying I would trade both trophies. f**k though I have waited my whole life for the 49ers to win a superbowl I am getting desperate.
Originally posted by BayArea:
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Originally posted by BayArea:
I was really hoping that the 9ers would match the Giants with a championship this year. As much as I love the Giants and as many games of theirs I see every year I would trade their two trophies for a 9ers trophy.

Seriously? Hard to believe you love the Giants THAT much if you would trade BOTH of their WS titles for one SB trophy. I can only figure that you must be really young and never enjoyed the many SB wins. I wouldn't trade even one of the Giants WS wins for a Niner SB. I went through too many years of suffering with the Giants to ever do that.

I do love the Giants but the 49ers are more special to me. You are right I have never seen the 49ers win a superbowl. As far as I am concerned we never won a superbowl. It was beautiful to see the Giants win twice in three years but I was 1 when the 49ers won their last superbowl. Let's all be honest the superbowl is just a tad bit bigger than the world series. After all the series is just that a series. There is a tomorrow if you lose the first game. The superbowl is all or nothing.

I probably wasn't sincere saying I would trade both trophies. f**k though I have waited my whole life for the 49ers to win a superbowl I am getting desperate.

Going through the 89' and 02' WS runs werent fun. You'll be fine.
[ Edited by VaBeachNiner on Mar 9, 2013 at 9:00 PM ]
Originally posted by BayArea:
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Originally posted by BayArea:
I was really hoping that the 9ers would match the Giants with a championship this year. As much as I love the Giants and as many games of theirs I see every year I would trade their two trophies for a 9ers trophy.

Seriously? Hard to believe you love the Giants THAT much if you would trade BOTH of their WS titles for one SB trophy. I can only figure that you must be really young and never enjoyed the many SB wins. I wouldn't trade even one of the Giants WS wins for a Niner SB. I went through too many years of suffering with the Giants to ever do that.

I do love the Giants but the 49ers are more special to me. You are right I have never seen the 49ers win a superbowl. As far as I am concerned we never won a superbowl. It was beautiful to see the Giants win twice in three years but I was 1 when the 49ers won their last superbowl. Let's all be honest the superbowl is just a tad bit bigger than the world series. After all the series is just that a series. There is a tomorrow if you lose the first game. The superbowl is all or nothing.

I probably wasn't sincere saying I would trade both trophies. f**k though I have waited my whole life for the 49ers to win a superbowl I am getting desperate.

Desperate? Your like 18 niners will get a few in your lifetime
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Originally posted by jrg:
Buster Posey story on the front of

http://espn.go.com/mlb/

West Coast Jeter
Originally posted by crzy:
Originally posted by jrg:
Buster Posey story on the front of

http://espn.go.com/mlb/

West Coast Jeter

Who would have thought that Buster was going to return to form (and then some) so quickly after the injury. Simply amazing.
[ Edited by VaBeachNiner on Mar 10, 2013 at 8:36 AM ]
Buster's MLB the Show commercial was pretty good..may be OTB but I just saw it
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