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LHP Daniel Moskos has been optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Once again, its time to lay it all out on the line and predict exactly how the 2012 will unfold. Last year I correctly predicted the Pirates would finish 72-90 and in 4th place. (Ignore all the other predictions.) This year, I am guaranteed* to be 100% on all teams. Read on to see the future…
|MVP||Evan Longoria||MVP||Jay Bruce|
|CY||David Price||CY||Mat Latos|
|RoY||Matt Moore||RoY||Bryce Harper|
|Wild Card||Angels over Yankees||Wild Card||Cardinals over Marlins|
|ALDS||Angels over Tigers||NLDS||Reds over Cardinals|
|Rays over Rangers||Diamondbacks over Braves|
|ALCS||Rays over Angels||NLCS||Reds over Diamondbacks|
|Rays over Reds|
So I’m watching the Yankees/Marlins game tonight and Miami is wearing their new/alternate uniforms: black top, orange hat.
Pretty awful combo there. But I’m suddenly struck with an inspiration. What would that look like if it were reversed like a photo-negative?
If that looks familiar to you, it should. We jump in the wayback machine to 1993, the Marlins’ inaugural season:
That’s right. The Marlins new uniforms are the photo-opposites of the ones they wore when they came into existence. You couldn’t do a more perfect 180-degree switch without adding in the pinstripes. I hope some guy in marketing got a nice, fat raise for clicking a button in MS Paint.
The Onion, America’s Finest News Source, has a feature article today that is completely not about Chase d’Arnaud fielding a routine ground ball. The author quotes the player’s manager, who is not Clint Hurdle and complements the quality of the field, which is not McKechnie. Go read it, quickly now.
Back in December Arizona selected Brett Lorin from the Pirates in the Rule 5 draft. Lorin wasn’t going to make the team, so on Saturday the Pirates worked out a deal with the Diamondbacks, sending them the rights to Brett Lorin in exchange for minor leaguer Robby Rowland. This gives me reason to revisit a trade tree for the first time since I started doing them. So, without further ado, here is your updated Jack Wilson Trade Tree.
Here’s the original Jack Wilson Trade Tree, if you’re interested in that.
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