Let’s All Thank Adrian Beltre For Straining His Calf

92topps_hanleyramirezIt’s not quite, you know, actually getting playing time at the position that we’re all terrified of him playing, but…

Rangers GM Jon Daniels confirmed to reporters on Monday that third baseman Adrian Beltre will skip the first round of the World Baseball Classic due to a minor calf injury that he described as a “tweak.” The injury will not limit him in workouts, and he could join Team Dominican Republic if it advances.

…it’s a start. That means Hanley Ramirez is likely to get additional playing time at third base, at least as long as the Dominicans don’t go crazy and let Miguel Tejada or the stone-gloved Edwin Encarnacion ahead of him. It’s not shortstop… but at least it’s a gloved position rather than designated hitter.

Among those likely to play more shortstop than Ramirez: old friend Russell Martin. Yes, the catcher.

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EephusBlue
EephusBlue moderator

The idea that the Yankees would miss out on Price because of their facial hair policy amuses me so.

EephusBlue
EephusBlue moderator

I'm amazed that Ken Rosenthal feels the giants are the team to beat in the West. They didn't really improve much from last year. They got older. Yes the 2012 team won the WS but that team had every thing go exactly right for them such that it doesn't seem likely to repeat. This year they don't even have Melky.

Disgruntled Goat
Disgruntled Goat moderator

sometimes when i wake up and see that the night crew was posting just 3 or 4 hours ago, i wish i had their phone numbers. 

EephusBlue
EephusBlue moderator

Sandy showed Ryu a new grip for his curveball? nice.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

Dad ha an aneurysm last night. It was minor and he's going to be okay, but... Fuck.

LA_Woman
LA_Woman

Okay, well, thanks DW & Antonio. I'm gonna try to get some sleep now.

DeucesWild
DeucesWild

Any of you guys use a proxy server on a PS3? There appear to be a lot of options, I'm just wondering what actually works and what's crap

DINGERS!
DINGERS!

@EephusBlue Yeah, I want Price too! Its not our fault goog wants titles!

Mike Petriello
Mike Petriello moderator

 @EephusBlue i don't disagree with you at all, but i also can't fault guys for not wanting to count out a team that has won it all twice in three years.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

@Disgruntled Goat It's even more fun when it's one or two hours.

Sangro Azul
Sangro Azul

So sorry for your pop and your family... my auntie had one about 14 yrs sgo & with proper meds and doctor's visits, she is fine. Hope your dad gets better real soon...@DBrim

capnsparrow
capnsparrow

 @DBrim Sorry to hear that Brim. I hope he makes a complete rcovery without any further complications.

DeucesWild
DeucesWild

Damn, I didn't realize how late it is. Almost every normal person is long in bed by now

Disgruntled Goat
Disgruntled Goat moderator

 @Mike Petriello  @EephusBlue and he's not wrong about the number of question marks on the dodgers, though his statement about the rotation behind kershanky is a little off. he's just some jerk whose boss looks at page views every day so he has to say at least something controversial. 

DBrim
DBrim moderator

@capnsparrow Second time in three years that a parent has been hospitalized and I've felt awful about not being there for them.

EephusBlue
EephusBlue moderator

 @Kemps Shoe  @Disgruntled Goat   @Mike Petriello By no means do I think the Dodgers are gonna win it all easily. Ive seen it too many times where they choke at the end. But at the outset, everything is on paper. And on paper that giants team isn't that intimidating. 

EephusBlue
EephusBlue moderator

 @Disgruntled Goat   @Mike Petriello Yeah the question marks about the Dodgers are spot on but you cant tell me that the giants dont have an equal number of what ifs. For instance, will the extra innings load of the playoffs take a toll on their pitching staff? Will Scutaro repeat last years performance? He's as professional as they come

Sangro Azul
Sangro Azul

U cant beat yourself up over that. Its "la ley de la vida" as my mom put it when i moved out. Its the the "law of life" that children move from their parents. But sounds like you're a good son & that is what matters...@DBrim

DeucesWild
DeucesWild

 @LA_Woman You should because it's meant to run seamlessly with Windows since it's made by Microsoft

DeucesWild
DeucesWild

 @LA_Woman  Good, I hate macs unless it's for media editing. Download Microsoft Security Essentials if you haven't already. It's free and catches just about everything

LA_Woman
LA_Woman

 @DeucesWild  @Antonio G Uh-oh... so this is pirate stuff. I can't be getting any more spyware. When MSTI got attacked, I ended up having to wipe my hard drive. It was costly and then time-consuming to get everything reinstalled (some SW wouldn't work & I had to buy new). I'm not doing anything risky ever again. I am really in dire straights financially because of it all. Well, and because work hasn't been coming in at its usual pace.

Cochito Commish
Cochito Commish

 @LA_Woman  @DeucesWild Don't worry, I'll most likely post a link to the game everyday. The website I use is called vipbox.tv The homepage has a list of sports, you click on the sport and it'll give you a list of games. You click on the game and then choose Link 1, you then watch and enjoy your game. 

DeucesWild
DeucesWild

 @Antonio G  How's the quality of the streams though? To me, that's a last resort 

DeucesWild
DeucesWild

 @LA_Woman Now I'm really glad I could help. No true fans should have Vin withheld from them

LA_Woman
LA_Woman

 @DeucesWild I'm so excited -- I'll be able to hear Vin for 9 innings instead of just 3 on the radio!

 

DeucesWild
DeucesWild

 @LA_Woman This is easier at the moment. The simplest way is to use a proxy server site like http://www.hidemyass.com/ and if you want to do a more permanent way with more settings there are hundreds of apps that do it also. Just google "free proxy list" and you'll find no shortage of sites and apps

LA_Woman
LA_Woman

 @DeucesWild How do I do it on computer? If you'd rather talk in private, email me: lsuzuki108 at verizon dot net

DeucesWild
DeucesWild

 @LA_Woman Super easy to do it on your computer, but  things like the PS3 and Apple Tv are a bit more complicated

DeucesWild
DeucesWild

 @LA_Woman It's a way to get around the blackout games on MLB.tv. Your IP address is what gives away your location, so a proxy server can show your IP being clear across the country