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#1 OFFLINE   Steve615

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 12:16 PM

Well folks,Spring Training will be upon us before you know it.
I thought I would go ahead and start a thread dedicated to the MLB 2009 season. :)

Television : The MLB Network is scheduled to debut on Jan. 1,2009.
The league is supposedly working toward changing some of their blackout rules/policies.
Free Agency : There are lots of free agents out on the market looking for new deals,new homes,more money.
I call this aspect of the business/sport "new faces/new places".
2009 World Baseball Classic : Several members of the 2006 Team USA are looking forward to the 2009 games,with the goal of a better outcome this time around.Team Japan is looking to repeat in the 2009 games.

At any rate,I thought this would make a good thread to share all of our thoughts and ideas on the upcoming season,and throughout the season. :)

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#2 OFFLINE   Steve615

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 01:02 PM

American League
Baltimore Orioles : http://baltimore.ori...ex.jsp?c_id=bal
Boston Red Sox : http://boston.redsox...ex.jsp?c_id=bos
Chicago White Sox : http://chicago.white...ex.jsp?c_id=cws
Cleveland Indians : http://cleveland.ind...ex.jsp?c_id=cle
Detroit Tigers : http://detroit.tiger...ex.jsp?c_id=det
Kansas City Royals : http://kansascity.ro...dex.jsp?c_id=kc
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim : http://losangeles.an...ex.jsp?c_id=ana
Minnesota Twins : http://minnesota.twi...ex.jsp?c_id=min
New York Yankees : http://newyork.yanke...ex.jsp?c_id=nyy
Oakland Athletics : http://oakland.athle...ex.jsp?c_id=oak
Seattle Mariners : http://seattle.marin...ex.jsp?c_id=sea
Tampa Bay Rays : http://tampabay.rays...dex.jsp?c_id=tb
Texas Rangers : http://texas.rangers...ex.jsp?c_id=tex
Toronto Blue Jays : http://toronto.bluej...ex.jsp?c_id=tor

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 01:24 PM

National League
Arizona Diamondbacks : http://arizona.diamo...ex.jsp?c_id=ari
Atlanta Braves : http://atlanta.brave...ex.jsp?c_id=atl
Chicago Cubs : http://chicago.cubs....ex.jsp?c_id=chc
Cincinnati Reds : http://cincinnati.re...ex.jsp?c_id=cin
Colorado Rockies : http://colorado.rock...ex.jsp?c_id=col
Florida Marlins : http://florida.marli...ex.jsp?c_id=fla
Houston Astros : http://houston.astro...ex.jsp?c_id=hou
Los Angeles Dodgers : http://losangeles.do...dex.jsp?c_id=la
Milwaukee Brewers : http://milwaukee.bre...ex.jsp?c_id=mil
New York Mets : http://newyork.mets....ex.jsp?c_id=nym
Philadelphia Phillies : http://philadelphia....ex.jsp?c_id=phi
Pittsburgh Pirates : http://pittsburgh.pi...ex.jsp?c_id=pit
San Diego Padres : http://sandiego.padr...dex.jsp?c_id=sd
San Francisco Giants : http://sanfrancisco....dex.jsp?c_id=sf
St. Louis Cardinals : http://stlouis.cardi...ex.jsp?c_id=stl
Washington Nationals : http://washington.na...ex.jsp?c_id=was

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 01:36 PM

MLB Homepage : http://mlb.mlb.com/index.jsp
MLB Network : http://mlb.mlb.com/network/index.jsp
MLB.TV : http://www.mlb.com/m...tions/index.jsp
2009 World Baseball Classic : http://mlb.mlb.com/m...bc_09/index.jsp
Contact MLB : http://mlb.mlb.com/m.../contact_us.jsp
MLBPA : http://mlbplayers.mlb.com/pa/index.jsp
MLB Players Alumni Association : http://mlb.mlb.com/m...lumni/index.jsp
National Baseball HOF : http://web.baseballh...e.org/index.jsp
MLB Store : http://shop.mlb.com/home/index.jsp
Download MLB Toolbar for your PC : http://mlb.mlb.com/f...ar.jsp?c_id=mlb

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 01:48 PM

Dude, there's no bigger baseball fan than me, but you need to get a life. The frickin' season JUST ENDED. Wait till late winter to begin another baseball season.

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 02:30 PM

Dude, there's no bigger baseball fan than me, but you need to get a life. The frickin' season JUST ENDED. Wait till late winter to begin another baseball season.

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 03:20 PM

I am really looking forward to finding out what MLB intends on doing about the silly blackouts. I hope they do away with them. I am also looking forward to more games being available in HD Also.

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 04:25 PM

It's not too early. The General Manager's meetings were earlier this week.

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 04:32 PM

It's too early because I say so, and as a veteran umpire whose season runs from around the first of March to mid- to late October, I'm bushed. I love November and December--no baseball! A nice respite.

The umpire has spoken. So let it be written, so let it be done.

FAITH: I find the lack of it disturbing.

Opinions are my own but should be those of all Americans, who would be much better off intellectually, psychologically, and emotionally if that were the case.


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Posted 06 November 2008 - 06:08 PM

Here is a link from ESPN to track the MLB free agent market.

http://sports.espn.g...nts?season=2008

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 06:51 PM

Baseball is still #1! I can't wait to see what develops with the MLB Network. I used to watch winter ball on a BUD!
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Posted 06 November 2008 - 07:13 PM

Baseball is still #1! I can't wait to see what develops with the MLB Network. I used to watch winter ball on a BUD!


IIRC,winter ball is available online via MLB.TV,for a fee.
Not sure what they charge to subscribe to that service though.

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 07:55 PM

It's not too early. The General Manager's meetings were earlier this week.


Here is a link from MLB about the GM meetings this week.

http://mlb.mlb.com/n...rtnerId=rss_mlb

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 03:49 PM

I wonder when we'll hear about the revised MLB blackout changes for this coming season. I hope Bob DuPay is able to get a lot done and make some major changes.
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Posted 08 November 2008 - 05:06 PM

I wonder when we'll hear about the revised MLB blackout changes for this coming season. I hope Bob DuPay is able to get a lot done and make some major changes.


I've been curious about this for awhile myself.They seem to be keeping all of that talk "hush hush",so to say.
Approx. 3-4 months ago,there was some discussion about it going on in public.I remember reading several articles online from a few sources about it.Since that time,I haven't seen anything online related to the blackout talks.
Hopefully,these discussions will pick up steam again soon and perhaps MLB will let fans know what's going on.
Who knows,they may have already come to some kind of conclusion with it and they're just holding out for the launch of the MLB Network. :)

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 05:27 PM

If you're a baseball fan and have never been to spring training...make the trip! You'll have a chance to talk to many of the players and coaches, watch from close enough to occasionally get brushed back and generally have a fantastic time.

Pitchers and catchers report around February 15 (most practices are open) and games generally start around March 1.

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 06:50 PM

It's too early because I say so, and as a veteran umpire whose season runs from around the first of March to mid- to late October, I'm bushed. I love November and December--no baseball! A nice respite.

The umpire has spoken. So let it be written, so let it be done.


With the name Darth Vader, it should be "The Umpire Srikes Back":lol:

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 12:10 AM

That has been copyrighted, as it already is the title of a book.

FAITH: I find the lack of it disturbing.

Opinions are my own but should be those of all Americans, who would be much better off intellectually, psychologically, and emotionally if that were the case.


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Posted 10 November 2008 - 09:08 AM

An article from Yahoo Sports,dated 8/7/08,in regards to the blackout discussions for the upcoming season.

http://sports.yahoo....=yhoo&type=lgns

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 03:19 PM

An article from Yahoo Sports,dated 8/7/08,in regards to the blackout discussions for the upcoming season.

http://sports.yahoo....=yhoo&type=lgns


What I would like to see is more Over The Air baseball games included into the MLB Extra Innings Package and also the FOX Saturday Baseball games included into the MLB Extra Innings Package. Baseball should do the right thing and add these games to it's package and they should tell FOX that they have to include all the games. It's the fair thing to do for all of the fans who purchase MLB Extra Innings. Baseball blackouts should just end totally.




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