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    Centerfield: 2020 and Beyond

    You can survive subpar LF defense with 81 games in Fenway even with a fly ball-heavy staff. If the dual #1 priorities are the luxury tax and re-signing Mookie, the obvious step after trading JBJ is trying to fill his role with players already on the roster. I'd prepare yourself for a...
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    Arsenal 2019-2020 - Because Thursday Games are the Best Way to Start the Weekend

    If Man City gets a point tomorrow, we'll be as close to relagation as we are to 4th.
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    11/8 - 11/10 game thread

    Arsenal actually carried play in the midfield in the 2nd until the goal, but this is basically what the final-third offense has been all season when not being masked by ridiculous conversion rates from Auba and Martinelli.
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    Arsenal 2019-2020 - Because Thursday Games are the Best Way to Start the Weekend

    I'd been thinking the right time would probably be after they crash out of the Europa, but Leicester is reallllly on form and I think there's a pretty decent chance they give us a real thumping next weekend. Hypothetically, is there a scoreline that gets Emery sacked right there?
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    Arsenal 2019-2020 - Because Thursday Games are the Best Way to Start the Weekend

    I don't mind pulling Ozil after 60 in his first action in forever, IF it means he's going back out there for at least another hour at Wolves. Emery did say it was a pre-planned substitution based on fitness, not a tactical change, and I'd focus on the positive that Ozil looked active and crisp...
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    Red Sox Hire Chaim Bloom As Chief Baseball Officer

    And in reverse, if Bloom trades Mookie inside his first year it'll give him a shorter leash of goodwill with the fans, but by itself the narrative will be that he's executing a ownership mandate and the immediate ire will fall on Henry and Werner.
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    Red Sox Hire Chaim Bloom As Chief Baseball Officer

    That was my first thought as well, I think it's definitely reasonable to assume they were waiting to interview BT before making a decision, until he made it for them.
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    Matches 10/18-21: Like building a banana skin

    I'm done defending Emery. How this game played out was 100% predicable as soon as you saw the lineup. He can play a lineup with a loose central defense, he can play a lineup that has trouble linking the midfield with the forward line, but he can't keep doing both when there are clearly better...
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    DD fired

    I really, really, REALLY want to know the sourcing behind Gammons' comment that Betts might be more likely to forego FA and/or resign with the Sox at less than top dollar if Ferreria was named as DD's replacement. It seems unlikely to make a material difference, but even if it's 5% true I'd...
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    Let's Do Lunch! (at 1:05)

    Courtesy injury substitutes seems like the most no-brainer, time-saving, player-helping rule change MLB could make. Put the backup out there for the rest of the inning without it being a formal substitution, who has a problem with that?
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    2019 UFC/MMA

    Shows how much proper form and leverage matters - it doesn't look like his feet were set and he was getting held/pushed back a little. Old bloke is a lucky dude.
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    2019 UFC/MMA

    God, wouldn't it just be great if McGregor's 15 minutes were finally up?
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    Arsenal 2019-2020 - Because Thursday Games are the Best Way to Start the Weekend

    Yeah, but it's a quick turnaround for those guys to be fully integrated, especially under a manager who trains for about two dozen formations. I'm not saying don't be optimistic, I'm just saying those games are more likely to be an early litmus test of that optimism than a validation of it.
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    Arsenal 2019-2020 - Because Thursday Games are the Best Way to Start the Weekend

    I think we'll probably have to brace our belief in the new roster against the getting 0-1 points out of those matches, cuz both squads are still a little better and seem to be starting in form. If we get more than three points out of those two, though, were obviously winning the treble.
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    Katie Nolan: somebody should make a thread about her

    I'm actually having trouble Googling any news wire stuff on the new show, anyone have the details? I still only see the 'digital and social' weekly show, not anything on actual real television.