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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.87
Holy crap, Major League Baseball is apparently *serious* about letting these guys win games!

Story is here.

That's shocking. I expected the Expos to be on the OTHER end of blockbuster deals.

I hate to say it, but Atlanta really needs to be watching their rear ends.




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I ain't sorry to say it. I've always been a 'Spos fan. After the Strike which killed their chances of anything, I've written off any hopes of them doing well. THen this season happens.


To quote DJ Frosty Freeze;

"PLEASE BELIEVE IT!"



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So, I haven't paid much attention to my fantasy team, but I know Colon has been a hoss for me. Should I be in panic mode now that he's moved into the NL East?



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This just guarantees a work stoppage this year.

The Expos will be screwed, trust me.



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Since: 11.12.01
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Colon, Vazquez and Armas! Good stuff....Can't think of a better Latin trio of starters from the past.....



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AAAARRRRRRGGGGHHHHH!!!!!

I'm a Tribe fan, and in serious mourning today.


GRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!

:-(
:-(
:-(
:-(
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Figures in a year where the team was almost cut.... they put together a great team. I wonder if they may pull off another deal before they are finished. Colon has been doing awesome for me too in the fantasy side of things.
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#8 Posted on

    Originally posted by Guru Zim
    This just guarantees a work stoppage this year.

    The Expos will be screwed, trust me.



Guru, don't joke. Don't joke. PLEASE don't joke. =(



On June 27th, 2002, the Montreal Expos (number one on the MLB contraction list) added MONEY to their payroll, aquiring Bartolo Colon. In a time like this, there's two quotes that come to the forefront;

cfgb: "I hate to say it, but Atlanta really needs to be watching their rear ends".
And Number Two;

DJ FrostyFreeze: "PLEASE BELIEVE IT!"
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    Originally posted by whatever
    AAAARRRRRRGGGGHHHHH!!!!!

    I'm a Tribe fan, and in serious mourning today.


    GRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!

    :-(
    :-(
    :-(
    :-(



If you really are an Indians fan, you should like this deal for the future. Colon is expensive and is now 29 instead of 26 years old. Brandon Phillips is going to be an All-Star Caliber player at either shortstop or third base. Cliff Lee is one of the best pitchers in the Eastern League and Grady Sizemore has a huge upside. They couldn't have gotten more from any other team.

So, be like us Royals fans and play for next year and the year after.



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Sizemore is a local boy so they gave his involvement in the deal a little extra pub than an A-baller might normally get. He hasn't hit one home run in the FSL this year and only his two last year, so I wonder if he'll pull a Weinke *snicker* and end up as the UW's quarterback in 2005. He was being touted as the next Marques Tuiasosopo when he committed to UW but took the dough from the 'Spos instead.

Re: Fantasy impact of the trade. ESPN showed a start that Colon has the best winning percentage of any pitcher in interleague play (12-2, I think was his record.) Plus, it seems that when pitchers switch leagues they often have an advantage of the hitters for a while, so I'd definitely stick with him.
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Guru, don't joke. Don't joke. PLEASE don't joke. =(

I didn't find humor in his post!

If the Expos are lingering around the top come August, they will undoubtedly go on strike. No other team wants to be shown up by the Spos, for whatever reason.

I'm a Braves fan and all, but still a tad peeved at Tom Glavine's role in the last work stoppage. He along with the other big name players who were speaking out should have found some agreement.

But then I guess we wouldn't be talking about the Braves dynasty then huh?

1994 is the only time I've ever really felt contempt for my ballclub.




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    Originally posted by Guru Zim
    This just guarantees a work stoppage this year.

    The Expos will be screwed, trust me.

That's why I *still* ain't watchin'.

(Still wearing my caps, though - can't help that)



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Guys, your pessimism is unwarrented! Surely there will be no work stoppage and the 'Spos will make the playoffs!


Right?



They won't kill their chances AGAIN, right?




Surely. Surely. Surely....no strike. No strike. No strike.



On June 27th, 2002, the Montreal Expos (number one on the MLB contraction list) added MONEY to their payroll, aquiring Bartolo Colon. In a time like this, there's two quotes that come to the forefront;

cfgb: "I hate to say it, but Atlanta really needs to be watching their rear ends".
And Number Two;

DJ FrostyFreeze: "PLEASE BELIEVE IT!"
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YOU ARE ALL WRONG. If Montreal stands a chance AND Boston is in first THEN we will have a strike.

It's funny Montreal could have won a World Series in 94 and be ready to play in their new stadium next year (winning teams=stadiums...ask Seattle). Now they will be lucky to get out of this year with a couple of their top prospects and no strike.

It's kind of cool watching a team go for broke.



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If they can keep up this run all year... then it should be interesting to see what mlb does. Maybe they will pull in more fans towards the end of the year if they are in the hunt..... but i doubt it. I really dont want to see the expos go but they have a bad bad curse it seems like. If they can get another star pitcher........
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Maybe they will pull in more fans towards the end of the year if they are in the hunt.....

Not a chance!

The Expos are in 2nd place, with a winning record, an exciting ballclub, by FAR the lowest ticket prices in baseball that once a week go even LOWER ($5 CANADIAN for a ticket, a $1 for hotdogs on promotion nights!!!!) and yet I think the fans out here were celebrating during the Cleveland series because during one of the games they drew 12,000....

The ballpark is in a real shitty part of town, not to mention the fact the park is a hole itself. I never feel comfortable inside that place because it just looks and feels like at any given moment it could fall to pieces.

In 1994 the Expos gave the fans a reason to believe - and baseball cut them short. The fans have NEVER forgiven them in Montreal, and obviously many around the world feel the same (taking CRZ's statement into consideration).

It doesn't help any they don't have a TV deal either. The Blue Jays are constantly blacked out around here, so people often have to wonder if baseball even EXISTS in Canada.

If they gave away free seats I still don't think they'd get half capacity. People just don't want to attend their games.

And with all the reasons listed above, I can't say I blame them.




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Common, Chris. The stadium has only fallen apart... what, two or three times? And has only killed a few people.

...

Wait a minute...
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    Originally posted by SerWolfe
    If they can keep up this run all year... then it should be interesting to see what mlb does. Maybe they will pull in more fans towards the end of the year if they are in the hunt..... but i doubt it. I really dont want to see the expos go but they have a bad bad curse it seems like. If they can get another star pitcher........


Some rich person(Mark Cuban, I'm looking at you, buddy!) should take a small amount of his money and purchase the team. Move them to somewhere they have a shot at making money, and use their young talent for years.

On the downside, the Rangers could use a young starter(Vazquez, Armas...) in the Contraction Draft :)




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With the 'Spos and the Tiwns, this SO reminds me of "Mariner-Mania", when the M's made their HUGE run that saved baseball in Seatle.

The other thing to keep in mind throughout this is that the Ottawa Lynx (The Expos' Triple A team) is fielding a competitive team day in and day out. Exciting games and VERY cheap prices ($6.50 for decent seats) and there's never a sell out. None even close. And now they have to contend with the Ottawa Renegades for attendance. I swear myself and my girlfriend are the only two people who are making plans to go to more than one game. So even if the Expos survive fo rnexy year, where are their farm system going to go?


That said, inspite of all the troubles....read my sig. ANd you BETTER BELIEVE. BELIEVE IT ALL. EXPOS@WORLD SERIES 2002.






On June 27th, 2002, the Montreal Expos (number one on the MLB contraction list) added MONEY to their payroll, aquiring Bartolo Colon. In a time like this, there's two quotes that come to the forefront;

cfgb: "I hate to say it, but Atlanta really needs to be watching their rear ends".
And Number Two;

DJ FrostyFreeze: "PLEASE BELIEVE IT!"
cfgb
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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.87
And now they have to contend with the Ottawa Renegades for attendance.

If it's anything like the Rough Riders, they're contending with 100 people. Look out! ;-)




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