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NBC SportsTalk: Who ya got?

Feb 13, 2012, 8:00 AM EST

Calcaterra Sheehan

Sports Illustated’s Joe Sheehan and I were on NBC SportsTalk on NBCSN on Friday evening talking about what’s gone down this offseason.  And boy, don’t we look smug?  I kind of think we look smug.

Anyway, we did it in “Who ya got” format: who’s better: Angels or Tigers?  Whose contract is gonna be a bigger millstone, Pujols or Fielder?  What team improved itself the most?  Which new manager is going to have the biggest impact in 2012?

It’s a pity Joe and I basically see the world in the same way because it keeps us from fighting too much.  I think next time I’m just gonna make up unreasonable crap to see if I can get him to blow a gasket.  Yes, that would be great fun!

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  1. uyf1950 - Feb 13, 2012 at 8:34 AM

    Craig, I can’t find any place else to ask this question so hopefully you will excuse me for briefly changing the subject.

    How come no blog today on the pending arbitration case between the Red Sox and David Ortiz that is to head to the arbitrator today?

    • skeleteeth - Feb 13, 2012 at 8:45 AM

      Just read the Globe.

      http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2012/02/13/sox_ortiz_close_in_on_arbitration_hearing/

      • deathmonkey41 - Feb 13, 2012 at 12:15 PM

        “Ortiz long has been sensitive regarding his contract status and losing the case could anger him”

        Does he also pee sitting down? He is such a woman. Wahhhhh- the Red Sox disrespected me. Wahhhhhh- Sabbathia hit me with a pitch. Wahhhhh- I got caught doing steroids and I wasn’t man enough to admit it. He should send a shout out to the Soprano’s and just call himself Big P#ssy.

      • skeleteeth - Feb 13, 2012 at 2:46 PM

        Is there a support group for victimized Yankee fans? You really need to get some help.

  2. a125125125 - Feb 13, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    “Not enough contrived disagreements, unnecessary yelling, Red Sox/Yankees talk.”
    –the opinion of every ESPN producer that watched this

    Also…did someone seriously just complain that he can’t find a place for Red Sox coverage? About an arbitration case? Here’s full coverage of the arbitration case…..”Boston offered him an insane amount of money. He countered by asking for an even more insane amount. They’ll get it figured out, and he’ll be a Red Sox next year.”

  3. brewcrewfan54 - Feb 13, 2012 at 8:57 AM

    Please don’t start saying unreasonable crap just to have disagreements. The world already has 1 too many Skip Baylesses.

  4. capeporpoise - Feb 13, 2012 at 8:59 AM

    Craig, you have one of those faces where a smug expression is just not possible – I think that’s a blessing. Sheehan on the other hand, always looks too damn smug, with an occasional soupcon of maniacal psychopath. I swear, the guy would be an internationally renowned writer if he didn’t always look so smug.

    • thinman61 - Feb 13, 2012 at 9:24 AM

      Sheehan comes by his smugness honestly though. He’s a Yankee fan.

      /ducks

  5. paperlions - Feb 13, 2012 at 9:24 AM

    True fact: the Cardinals didn’t have a GM, player development system, or talented players in the minors or majors, only LaRussa.

    Geez Craig, you might want to give a little credit where it is due, the bullpen didn’t come out of no where and the roster was chock full of talented players thanks in large part to people not the Manager of the team (who also contributed)…but it was an organization-wide win, not the efforts of one man.

  6. kiwicricket - Feb 13, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    Would you like us to send you some posters for the ‘HBT Studio’ Craig?

    • umrguy42 - Feb 13, 2012 at 10:14 AM

      Where’s FC to write up about Craig shedding his bathrobe whilst heading into the “HTB Studio” when you need him? :D

      • Francisco (FC) - Feb 13, 2012 at 10:31 AM

        Obviously he’d be wearing the proper suit and apparel underneath the Bathrobe. Or maybe it’s the other way around?

      • kiwicricket - Feb 13, 2012 at 11:11 AM

        How Craig manages to remain so composed while being filmed not wearing any pants is beyond me. The man is unflappable.

      • umrguy42 - Feb 14, 2012 at 8:53 AM

        I just realized – that should be “HBT Studio”, not HTB.

        EDIT FUNCTION!

  7. deathmonkey41 - Feb 13, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    Wow- what a waste of a baseball conversation. All that rambling about the diamond and not even one mention of the effect of Derek Jeter’s intangibles . You guys suck.

  8. cur68 - Feb 13, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    What, no slap fighting? Not even metaphorically? You guys are so disappointing. Open the dialogue with cruel nicknames for each other next time. That’ll get things off on the right foot.

    • Francisco (FC) - Feb 13, 2012 at 10:30 AM

      If Craig wants to spice things up he should bring the bathrobe and bubble pipe next time and start hand-waving dismissively at anything Sheehan says.

  9. Old Gator - Feb 13, 2012 at 11:03 AM

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    • kiwicricket - Feb 13, 2012 at 11:13 AM

      I would sign that petition.

  10. realgone2 - Feb 13, 2012 at 11:06 PM

    Craig looks like Dr. MindBender or some SS assistant to Mengele.

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