So Long, Ricky Nolasco

nolasco_2013-08-18I think we all figured that the odds of Ricky Nolasco returning to the Dodgers were just about gone when the team signed Dan Haren a few days ago, and now it’s official: he’s headed to Minnesota for four years and $49 million.

That actually seems like a decent deal for the Twins, really. Back in September, I thought he’d get $60 million over four, and they’re a team that badly needed a reliable starter. Nolasco is no ace, of course, but he’s durable and somewhat above average, which is huge for a club that had a rotation that combined for 4.9 K/9 (!) and gave 60 starts to a group consisting of Pedro Hernandez, Andrew Albers, Kyle Gibson, Vance Worley, P.J. Walters, Cole De Vries, and Liam Hendriks.

I still like Haren’s deal better, but that’s because he fits the specific situation of the Dodgers, which is that they needed a back-end starter with some slight chance of being more than that. The Twins needed someone who they could count on getting 200 good innings from, and that’s what they’re likely to get. (That Nolasco is now probably their best starter is another problem entirely.)

Anyway, we liked Nolasco’s deal when it happened, and in 16 games, plus one more in the playoffs, he proved to be absolutely worth the relatively meager return the Marlins were able to get for him. A deal worth making, and a player worth remembering… as we also quietly are pleased that it was someone else who wanted to sign him.

So long, Ricky.

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steelmohawk
steelmohawk

So there are less then 10 people here, and apparently I am going to the movies with them at noon.  So is a Hunger Game a bunch of poor people killing each other to not be poor anymore?

DeucesWild
DeucesWild

The downside to dozing off at 8 is now I'm up at 5 freaking a.m.

FreeDK
FreeDK

When i get TLRed i like to clean..................ladies you would love me!!

Disgruntled Goat
Disgruntled Goat moderator

it has been a very nice turkey day. good time with the immediate fam, then drinks with the wife and sister followed by solo drinking and ritual watching of nerd stuff on netflix. good times. 

night al. 

FreeDK
FreeDK

hahahaha i found out my cousins aunt is engaged to a Vietnamese dudes, and she brought some funky little kiwi spiky looking fruits from their place.....

Kewldood69
Kewldood69

James Bond cannot eat that much caviar yet look so fly with his shirt off...

Purple Drank
Purple Drank

I was chilling at home, when Mama Drank asked Drank if Drank had seen Gordon Ramsey's show because he redid the Capri in Eagle Rock. I immediately showed them the Amy and Samy video. They enjoyed it.

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i just realized Futurama ended forever, and we will never know what happened to Kif and Leelas children

Lobo
Lobo

@steelmohawk Yeah, sort of.  If you haven't seen the first one you may be a bit confused, I'd recommend reading up on it before you go

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also, i never go to Wal Mart. and i would never go when loads of desperate people are drunk, hungover and ready to run over saving a few dollars

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probably fell over on his own clumsiness, FOOSH injury. 

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thass fuckin raciss drank. not all asian is same asian. i know this was a subtweet directed at me. you merciless jerk drank POS FYD

DeucesWild
DeucesWild

@LA_Woman I would at least like to get up after the sun has decided to come out

Kewldood69
Kewldood69

Hehe. I'll throw martini's in there too ;)

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i need to know what mutant alien babies look like, HIEveryBodY. 

LA_Woman
LA_Woman

@DeucesWild @LA_Woman  I did that a few days ago, and now I'm stuck in this cycle of taking a "nap" waking up around midnight, and take another "nap."

DeucesWild
DeucesWild

@LA_Woman Lucky! I'm up for the day. I'll just take a nap later on and the world will once again be balanced 

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its actually got a tinge of true racism in there. but i wont explain it because its complicated

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i thought she was Burmese. its all the same you know

Purple Drank
Purple Drank

@^<<**(vẻ đẹp)**>>^ Thai, or Filipino, or Cambodian. Whatevs it's all the same.