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Hall of Fame career derailed in desert?

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08:09 AM ET 11.04 | The Diamondbacks released a statement Wednesday that may mean the end of Brandon Webb's career in Arizona. No, not a surprise. But while this day was coming toward us like slow-moving lava, it's still disheartening to think that this is how one of the best pitchers in franchise history will depart the organization. Only 2 1/2 years ago, they were talking about a huge contract extension. Webb won the Cy Young in 2006 and was runner-up in both '07 and '08, putting him in pretty elite company. He looked like a future Hall of Famer.

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November 4, 2010  10:08 AM ET
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Have no fear....he will be a Yankee soon. Pretty sure some newspaper will run that story shortly.

I'd say he makes more sense for the Sox, being that they don't really need another starter... but if injuries hit or Daisuke falters or is traded this would be a great low risk move.

November 4, 2010  10:15 AM ET
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This has to be Senator Reid's fault.

Reid is Nevada. Blame McCain.

November 4, 2010  10:31 AM ET
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Have no fear....he will be a Yankee soon. Pretty sure some newspaper will run that story shortly.

The Yankees will not sign any more NL aces. They have been burned too many times asking pitchers to replicate in the AL what they did in the NL. Cliff Lee is a another story.

November 4, 2010  11:15 AM ET
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Reid is Nevada. Blame McCain.

Everything is Harry Reid's fault. He's a great punching bag.

November 4, 2010  12:07 PM ET
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Everything is Harry Reid's fault. He's a great punching bag.

he won...

November 4, 2010  01:19 PM ET
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Reid is Nevada. Blame McCain.

McCain isn't nearly as much of a corrupt as.shole....

November 4, 2010  02:24 PM ET
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The Yankees will not sign any more NL aces. They have been burned too many times asking pitchers to replicate in the AL what they did in the NL. Cliff Lee is a another story.

Great point! And as great as Greg Maddux was and how he so valiantly declined to be a Yankee...I wonder why? I'm sure it would have deterred his Hall of Fame career a bit pitching in the AL.

November 4, 2010  04:29 PM ET

hopefully he can have a good finish to his career, he probably only has about 7-8 years left to be a relevant started but its sad that a great career got derailed like this.

November 4, 2010  04:58 PM ET

The nonsense about AL and NL pitchers needs to stop - good ones are good ones wherever they go. Those with good stuff who do a good year now and then are the same in both leagues and so are the bad ones.

I recall that santana was being given sure thing status for NL cy young but that never happened.

November 5, 2010  09:38 AM ET
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Great point! And as great as Greg Maddux was and how he so valiantly declined to be a Yankee...I wonder why? I'm sure it would have deterred his Hall of Fame career a bit pitching in the AL.

He simply did not want to be a Yankee, he has been very open about discussing that...of course nowadays the players association would try to strong arm him into joining them....

 
November 6, 2010  06:31 PM ET
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McCain isn't nearly as much of a corrupt as.shole....

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