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Rob Reese

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Comment 23 Dec 2016

Correct with the age thing.

However, Swisher was a guy who had one very good season, and it was nearly a decade before the Tribe picked him up with one or two other modest seasons.  Also, he only hit (I believe) 24 HR's as a left hand hitter in the friendliest park in MLB for a lefty - New York - his final season there, which is not good for a supposed left hand power hitter in that park.  His wheels were already gone and was a career .240 with a penchant to strike out as often as he put the ball in play and serious defensive liability, who notoriously disappeared in post seasons.  It was a bad deal the day it was signed. EE is none of that.  EE is down right clutch (see his walk-off HR to clinch TOR wildcard win and his series digits vs Texas in ALDS).   

This is huge.

Comment 21 Dec 2016

I've personal friends, colleagues and acquaintances who were students in Columbus at the same time as TP, as was I.  None of them, including myself, who had any interaction with him, however brief it might have been, have anything good or positive to say about the experience. These are not hero worshipping, autograph hounds either or anything of the like.  

He remains one of my all time favorite Buckeye players and I'm genuinely excited about him as a Brown, but that's it.  I'll be kind and not list the other categories he heads the lists in.

Comment 21 Dec 2016

All fan bases have jackasses, but the Michigan fan base might have the absolute worst trash. They've amazingly even passed PSU in that dept.  And the more they lose, the more trashy they become.  The Michigan brand is shit compared to what it once was.

But this one is disturbing.  A supposed military guy, trolling someone's kid.


Comment 31 Oct 2016

There's a sweet, mindless Internet squabble in last night's Game 5 open thread on douchey fan bases, and how supposedly all fan bases are created equal, and therefore equally douchey.  If it sounds like reading said thread is like watching paint dry, it is.

Comment 30 Oct 2016

With only two available pitches, I wouldn't bank too much on Salazar.  Still, he remains an option.

Comment 30 Oct 2016

I'll confess, I hated the Rajai Davis and Napoli signings.  Hated them.  That's why I do what I do, and not a GM of a MLB ball club.

Comment 30 Oct 2016

Niiiiiice.  Leadoff hit by Tribe's best base runner.  Not fastest.  But by far the smartest.  Rally time!

Comment 30 Oct 2016

I would.  Lester's pitch count hovering around 90.  The weak part of their team - the bullpen - can;t hold a 1 run lead.