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    Quote Originally Posted by Pokegirl Fan~ View Post
    It wouldn't surprise me if they make it back to the World Series again and win the whole thing within the next few years.
    But if they win the whole thing, then that means the Cubs will have to lose!

    Quote Originally Posted by yuoke View Post
    Boston will be favorites this year, but the indians have a chance.
    I know they have Chris Sale now, but Papi retired as well. The Indians also have Edwin Encarnacion too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCVM22 View Post
    "Third" is immaterial - if you don't win the division it's sort of irrelevant where you finish - but the Tigers as currently constructed are definitely going to have trouble wresting the division away from Cleveland.
    Kinda the point, but if you have a payroll like Detroit and finish third...

    I'd say we finish last, but the Twins are even worse.

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    Speaking of the Twins, they really want our prospects for Dozier. I know we need a solid 2B player but giving several prospects players is a lot. I believe De Leon will be a fantastic pitcher. I really don't want to lose him.

    But that's my opinion. The trade will happen eventually. Dozier could be part of our championship run.

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    Baseball is one of my favorite sports because it's offseason doesn't last forever lol. Baseball is right around the corner already. Hopefully my Tigers have a better season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NintendoFan82 View Post
    Baseball is one of my favorite sports because it's offseason doesn't last forever lol. Baseball is right around the corner already. Hopefully my Tigers have a better season.
    Yeah, the Tigers could not stay healthy last year. Hopefully the team stays healthy this year because a healthy Tigers team can be a tough team to beat.

    I really think that we need a center fielder. I don't trust our current guys out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel31 View Post
    But if they win the whole thing, then that means the Cubs will have to lose!


    I know they have Chris Sale now, but Papi retired as well. The Indians also have Edwin Encarnacion too.
    I think the Cubs have a good chance of repeating actually, especially now with that curse out of the way
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pokegirl Fan~ View Post
    I think the Cubs have a good chance of repeating actually, especially now with that curse out of the way
    Yeah but what if a squirrel runs into their dugout.

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    Alright, here's a question for everyone. Should Ivan Rodriguez be voted into the baseball hall of fame?
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    Absolutely. Working against him is the matter of a very crowded ballot this year.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel31 View Post
    Yeah but what if a squirrel runs into their dugout.
    John Lackey will capture it and eat it before it can become a nuisance to anyone else.

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    Alright, here's a question for everyone. Should Ivan Rodriguez be voted into the baseball hall of fame?
    Absolutely. Working against him is the matter of a very crowded ballot, this year and going forward.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePokemonmaster11 View Post
    Alright, here's a question for everyone. Should Ivan Rodriguez be voted into the baseball hall of fame?
    W/out a doubt. Pudge is definitely a HOF catcher and should get in. I remember watching his career and he's arguably the greatest defensive catcher of all time. Multiple Gold Gloves, All-Star appearances, MVP once I think, and would've finished his career with a AVG above .300 if he would've retired just a bit earlier. Also hit over 300 HRs was well.

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    With the Native American mascot controversy ongoing, I have come up with nickname solutions for the two teams in MLB with this kind of name.

    In Atlanta, the Braves ownership can purchase the rights to the name and logos of the former Atlanta Thrashers NHL team. They can adopt the nickname, and also the logo and colors verbatim, while modifying the hockey stick of the original Thrashers logo to a baseball bat. This would allow all three major Atlanta teams to be named after birds (Hawks and Falcons).

    In Cleveland, I am proposing the Indians themselves purchase the rights to the name of the a defunct hockey team as well - the Cleveland Barons, used by multiple AHL teams and one NHL team over the years. The team can add orange from the Browns and gold from the Cavs to their long-standing colors of navy blue, red (which is modified to wine red, also used by the Cavs) and white.

    Resurrecting nicknames from another sport is not without precedent - the NBA's New Orleans Pelicans share their nickname with several baseball teams that formerly played in the city.
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    The Braves might (and maybe should?) give up the Native American aspects of their brand, but they'd never ditch the team name. They're not a very good team right now and moving to a new, distant and poorly planned stadium is going to alienate half their fanbase. The team name is essentially all they have in the present.

    I can't imagine any benefit to adopting the name and logo of an NHL team that ended up relocating - that's like voluntarily adopting pariah status. If "Braves" were to no longer become viable, they'd just as soon invent an entirely new identity and build with that than to try and court whatever tiny built-in recognition would come with the Thrashers name.

    I do agree there are plenty of defunct team names in Cleveland's sports past they could feasibly adopt. I'm partial to Cleveland Spiders myself, though I'm sure that whatever branding agency was handed the task would tell them that "Spiders" is an offputting name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BCVM22 View Post
    The Braves might (and maybe should?) give up the Native American aspects of their brand, but they'd never ditch the team name. They're not a very good team right now and moving to a new, distant and poorly planned stadium is going to alienate half their fanbase. The team name is essentially all they have in the present.

    I can't imagine any benefit to adopting the name and logo of an NHL team that ended up relocating - that's like voluntarily adopting pariah status. If "Braves" were to no longer become viable, they'd just as soon invent an entirely new identity and build with that than to try and court whatever tiny built-in recognition would come with the Thrashers name.

    I do agree there are plenty of defunct team names in Cleveland's sports past they could feasibly adopt. I'm partial to Cleveland Spiders myself, though I'm sure that whatever branding agency was handed the task would tell them that "Spiders" is an offputting name.
    There's a lot of jokes you can make with Cleveland being called the Spiders. Spiders get squashed, Spiders get flattened, Spidersget trampled, Spiders snag (fill in player name here), ect.
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