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Well, the Giants/Brandon Belt are discussing a multi-year deal. I like the guy, but I'm not sure he's worth all the money the team will probably pay him. Besides, his contract talks will bring the "Posey to 1B" talk that always gets me antsy.

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Yeah, so, this Joe Maddon guy... He's pretty good at this whole "managing a baseball team" thing. 

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This just feels like the kind of stuff you've gotta do to break an epic curse. Confuse the baseball Gods with absurdity. It's actually somewhat ingenious. 

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Seriously, Diamondbacks? 

 

Diamondbacks could leave Phoenix if stadium isn’t improved

 

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The Diamondbacks hope that Chase Field can be retrofitted to reach a modern state, but made it clear that they would look at stadium options elsewhere if that is not a realistic possibility.

 

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BAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!!!!!! 

 

Yeah, good luck with that one, D Backs. Phoenix barely wants that crappy team. 

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Well we do want the team(unlike a certain hockey franchise). But yeah I agree, pure bs move. Especially this has been the top story to hit the Valley

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That 30-year stadium shelflife seems to be a thing of the past.  It's pretty much time to start planning the extortion about ten years into a new ballpark and unleash it after 15 or 20.

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47 minutes ago, Gary. said:

Well we do want the team(unlike a certain hockey franchise). But yeah I agree, pure bs move. Especially this has been the top story to hit the Valley

 

Of course they want the team, because it's their local ball club. But the tune just changed significantly now that the organization has basically said "Give us hundreds of millions of dollars more or we'll leave!". Maricopa County residents have gotten absolutely SHAFTED more than once on crappy stadium deals, they shouldn't even consider standing for another one. The only thing (outside of basic maintenance) that the county/state/city should pay for is cardboard boxes if they're really going to push the issue. Let them leave, and laugh the entire time they're scrambling to find a new venue.

 

Really, let the D Backs do this and they can enjoy their fans NOT going to see them play in their new open air facility out in Queen Creek all summer long. 

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Is chase field(or whatever it's called now) really that bad? It didn't seem so when I was there in early 2013.

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This article is a bit more detailed on everything:

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2016/03/24/arizona-diamondbacks-could-leave-chase-field/82228788/

 

Either way, this whole thing is incredibly stupid. $187 Million to upgrade a stadium that they won't be playing in 13 years from now. On top of that, when 2028 comes, they will probably want more money to build them a brand new state of the art ballpark since the $187 Million still didn't satisfy them enough. Jesus!

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was thinking about this today:

i am surprise MLB has not tried to start a women's baseball league like on the lines of the NBA with the WNBA, (and the NWHL with women's hockey).  i know there was  AAGPBL from 1943-1954 (see A League of Their Own*). 

*took some license with the story however.  

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I've been wondering this for quite some time now. I noticed this back in 2010 when they started their season in Houston (which is now an AL city). They've yet to open in San Francisco since. I always thought it was just dumb luck, but I guess not. It is better for them to end at AT&T than start there, I guess.
 

 

Why the Giants almost always begin the season on the road

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On ‎3‎/‎27‎/‎2016 at 5:20 PM, ICTknight said:

Is chase field(or whatever it's called now) really that bad? It didn't seem so when I was there in early 2013.

 

It's like watching a game inside a shoebox, but as far as concessions and amenities go, not bad at all.

 

Why the Dbacks are bitching about their ballpark as if they're the A's or Angles is beyond me. Let them try to walk. Doesn't seem like many cities lining up for an MLB team these days.

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Are the Angels planning on a new stadium? I remember there were of them moving to LA in 2012, but I haven't heard anything since.

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I blame Atlanta. The Braves and Falcons have set some unreasonable expectations as for what you need out of a ballpark and the expiration date of a stadium. Moving out of a perfectly good stadium after 20 years is so wasteful. I wish they could pick up Turner Field and drop it in Oakland. 

 

I went to the Dbacks stadium in 2014 and not only was it perfectly serviceable, it was pretty nice. Yeah it felt like watching a baseball game inside of a warehouse because that's what it is when the roof is closed, but I don't know how else you would construct a major league ballpark in the desert with a retractable roof without feeling like you're inside of a costco. Maybe the answer to that is you don't put a major league team in the desert. Maybe nobody should live in the desert. 

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Chase Field seems like Miller Park without a soul, and while I like Miller Park, I haven't been known to go on and on about its soul.

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I would love to see Pablo Sandoval get traded to the Rockies

 

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7 hours ago, SFGiants58 said:

 

 

 

The Giants so dodged a bullet when he didn't want to re-sign with them.

...and maybe David Price is eating candied bullets right now.

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2 hours ago, 2001mark said:

...and maybe David Price is eating candied bullets right now.

 

 

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