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    Blue Jays to give their minor league players a 50% pay increase

    This is so far overdue. I've long thought that the combination of the years it takes to make the majors and the pittance that you earn (bonus babies aside) on your way there was a major factor in driving high level athletes into other sports. This could be great for the sport in general. I...
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    JD Martinez Triple Crown Chase.

    I noticed this morning for the first time that JD is also leading the AL in hits. I instantly wondered if anyone had ever led the league in both hits and HRs. I did a quick scan of the BR annual leaders pages, and unless I am mistaken the last person to do so was Rogers Fucking Hornsby in 19...
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    Thoughts about media types who don't have their own threads

    I couldn't find a thread on Steve Buckley exclusively, so I'll post this here (mods feel free to move it if I'm just an idiot), but I am very disappointed with this article from Steve today...
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    Shank aka CHB calls out David Price calling out Eck

    This is exactly where I am at. I can't figure out for the life of me why we are talking about two grown men arguing on an airplane. For a month. I don't give even the slightest of fucks about how anybody on this team gets along with anyone from the media. This story needs to go away, its absurd.
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    2017 Butler Watch: Love Me Tender

    I guess I am in the minority here, but I did not take Reiss' article as any sort of slight on Butler's character. I took it as him trying to figure out why the Patriots have not yet paid Butler, and trying to fit the pieces together. However he's a good enough writer to know that any piece on...
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    2017 The Rex Burkhead IS NOW A NEW ENGLAND CHAMPION PATRIOT thread

    How much are you expecting Burkhead to get paid? Bolden had a cap hit in 2016 of $1.27 million. I can't imagine that Burkhead would sign for much more than $1.75 million for this year, he made $675k last year and doesn't have the stats to demand much more than that. I think they could easily...
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    2017 Butler Watch: Love Me Tender

    OK, I'll bite. La Canfora tweeted last night that Butler wants Gilmore money. If we take this at face value (it might not be, but I'm only going on what information I have read), then no, I don't believe his agent was prepared for this situation. Does he understand Restricted Free agency? Yes...
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    2017 Butler Watch: Love Me Tender

    I don't know that I disagree with much of your point, but I imagine the incentive to buy in (aside from winning and not having much of a choice, other than not playing at all) is that sure, maybe the Patriots won't pay you, but it's great for your value to play with them regardless. I think...
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    2017 Butler Watch: Love Me Tender

    This is exactly where I am at. It feels like Butler's camp was woefully unprepared for the realities of the CBA. They can bitch all they want about Gilmore's contract but the reality of the situation is Butler's situation is rather unique, and his cheap contract has been a Godsend for the...
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    Pats sign DL Lawrence "The Cable" Guy

    I see this as Akiem Hicks' replacement, albeit a year later. They missed the pocket collapsing abilities of Easley and Hicks last year. I think they will probably list him as a DE, as that's where I see him playing on early downs. He has the ability to kick inside on passing downs as well. In...
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    2017 Jimmy G: The Dilemma

    This might be the only reason I could believe that explains his odd take on the whole situation. If he is sitting on this information, I am curious why it isn't out there at least vaguely. Something like... "They aren't trading him because they believe he is a strong candidate to be THEIR...
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    2017 Jimmy G: The Dilemma

    Has he mentioned how the Patriots plan on keeping Garoppolo? Has he suggested that trading Brady or franchising Jimmy are real possibilities? I do not, but am curious if he does. Aside from those two possibilities, how in the hell does he think this is going to work? The Patriots are going to...
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    2017 Jimmy G: The Dilemma

    One thing I have been pondering recently is the possibility of a player coming back as the main asset in a Garoppolo deal. Most of us seem to be caught up in the teams that have draft picks available that make sense, but would it shock anybody if the return was a young CB or DL and a 3rd round...