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Thread: Martinez Spurns MLB and Signs with Japan's Nippon Ham Fighters!

  1. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    If I am to be banned, please do it now, while there's nothing to talk about anyways!
    Good strategy. Don't appeal the ban.
    The King of TalkSox has Spoken.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dojji View Post
    [T]he conclusion to be drawn is that there is no practical value in seeking this ideal lineup, and in that case any way in which it might be meaningfully termed "best" is irrelevant, academic at best, pedantic at worst
    Quote Originally Posted by a700hitter View Post
    Unlike hot streaks and clutch, the “Cliff” is a myth. It can’t be defined, and it’s future existence cannot be proved.

  2. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by a700hitter View Post
    Good strategy. Don't appeal the ban.
    The following 24 hrs would be the greatest offseason baseball talk the Sox have ever had. DD would see the ban and realize it was now time to strike obv.
    "Let's go!" - Joseph Kelly Jr

  3. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by mvp 78 View Post
    The following 24 hrs would be the greatest offseason baseball talk the Sox have ever had. DD would see the ban and realize it was now time to strike obv.
    LOL!! Moon would have to come back under a fake account.
    The King of TalkSox has Spoken.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dojji View Post
    [T]he conclusion to be drawn is that there is no practical value in seeking this ideal lineup, and in that case any way in which it might be meaningfully termed "best" is irrelevant, academic at best, pedantic at worst
    Quote Originally Posted by a700hitter View Post
    Unlike hot streaks and clutch, the “Cliff” is a myth. It can’t be defined, and it’s future existence cannot be proved.

  4. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by a700hitter View Post
    LOL!! Moon would have to come back under a fake account.
    CurtGowdysGansett
    "Let's go!" - Joseph Kelly Jr

  5. #20
    Eh.

    When I used to post at ESPN using this same moniker, one of the most oft-recurring jokes was to credit false MLB rumors to www.petergammons.org

  6. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    MLBTR reports...

    Martinez To Sign With Japan’s Nippon Ham Fighters
    By Connor Byrne | January 6, 2018 at 5:22pm CDT

    Right-hander Nick Martinez has agreed to a $1.8MM deal with the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters in Japan, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag (Twitter link). Martinez revealed that he turned down multiple major league offers before heading to Japan, per Sponichi (h/t: Kazuto Yamazaki of Beyond the Box Score, on Twitter).

    The 27-year-old Martinez had been on the market since the Rangers non-tendered him Dec. 1. Martinez otherwise would have been in line to collect a projected $2MM in arbitration. As it stands, Texas has been the only major league organization for Martinez, whom the team chose in the 18th round of the 2011 draft.

    Martinez ended up exceeding the 100-inning mark in 2014, ’15 and ’17 with the Rangers, though a lack of strikeouts and groundballs helped lead to run prevention issues in the majors. In all, he worked to a 4.77 ERA/5.36 FIP with 5.14 K/9, 3.21 BB/9 and a 39.8 percent grounder rate over 415 1/3 innings before immigrating to Asia. Martinez was worth minus-0.2 fWAR during his Texas tenure, which he wrapped up with a replacement-level 2017 that consisted of 111 1/3 frames of 5.66 ERA/5.80 FIP ball.
    Didn't think it was going to be JD, but I clicked anyways haha.
    Theo Epstein Fan. John Lester Fan. RedSox fan, Cubs supporter.

    Fire John Farrell.

  7. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by mvp 78 View Post
    Posts like this should be cause for 7 day ban.

    1. Title is clickbait.

    2. Post is not in the correct forum.
    It was pretty funny.
    Quote Originally Posted by YANKEESRULE View Post
    Yea got hand it to the Sox, they just could not go queitly into the night. Well, they are just post-poning the inevitable.
    - From the 2004 ALCS Game 4 Gamethread. A reminder that no game is over until the final out is recorded, and things will always get better. Misspellings unchanged as a reminder that Yankees fans are just terrible.

  8. #23
    If It was JD, better there then in the Bronx.

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