Recent content by Mantush

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    9/12/21 Squish the Fish

    Welp. Bolden must be the back the rest of the game if we get the ball back.
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    Tompa Bay: Tom Tom Club

    If I remember correctly, Manning retired the same year the story broke. The NFL later dropped the investigation / cleared him of using banned substances. This actually happened during the Armstrong years as well. He tested positive once or twice, but the cycling governing body (UCI) covered it...
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    Tompa Bay: Tom Tom Club

    Brady getting popped for PEDs would have a similar fall from grace as Armstrong did in my opinion.
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    Domestic violence restraining order filed against Trevor Bauer

    Yeah. That's why I was asking because this hearing was specifically wrt a restraining order. The impression I got from Bauer's defense was that she misrepresented her injuries in her filings and did the same about the number of texts and calls she received. I had also had the impression that...
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    Domestic violence restraining order filed against Trevor Bauer

    IANAL - but do the misrepresentions in her filings (skull fracture, Bauer harassing with text messages and calls, joking about becoming rich / ending his career) play into this? I’ve been the victim of dating violence in Florida (obviously not California) and I remember the SA thoroughly...
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    8/12/21 Pats v Washington Football Team

    Nordin isn't going to make it to the practice squad if he keeps this up
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    2nd Round Pick Jud Fabian will not be signed

    Didn't MLB Network announce the Mets had a deal with Rocker in place almost immediately after they drafted him? I could have sworn that happened and they were reporting him as signed that same night. With Fabian, I suspect after Meyer falling, their whole draft board was blown up and they...
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    Matt Barnes going on COVID-IL

    I live in the Tampa - Saint Pete area. My work embraced a hybrid environment. Several, including myself, are vaccinated and did catch something last week. Of the four of us, I know three (including myself) tested negative for COVID. The other one didn’t get tested. So not sure where @tmracht...
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    Your top "forgot he was a Red Sox"

    Adam LaRoche? I think we traded for him then traded him away almost immediately after edit: yup, traded him away for casey kotchman (another name for this thread!). Kotcham OPS'd .572 down the stretch in 95 PA and LaRoche had a .957 OPS for the Braves in August and September
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    Your top “almost-a-Red-Sox”

    That would have been amazing. This is how I thought it would shake out (since the article was dated July, so I'm thinking it would have been a mid-season signing): 3B Lowell DH Ortiz LF Bonds 1B Youkilis 2B Pedroia RF Drew CF Crisp or Ellsbury C Varitek SS Lugo Having Bonds means that, when...
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    Your top “almost-a-Red-Sox”

    Reportedly were interested in signing Bonds back in 2008... probably not legit given its bleacher report, but man, what a thing that would have been.
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    June MLB News

    Why not? Chris Hermann, Jett Bandy, and Charlie Madden shouldn't prevent them from claiming him. But I guess there's a 40 man crunch as is, and he's not worth exposing Hernandez (AA) or Wong (AAA). Are teams still able to claim a player and then try to sneak them through waivers themselves?
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    June MLB News

    Deivy Grullon was DFA'd as well by the Rays. Any chance the Sox claim him again?
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    Knight Xander Bogaerts of the Order of Orange-Nassau

    If I recall correctly from Homegrown (and I may not be recalling correctly), didn’t Bogaerts get upset he was playing third base? He sees himself as a shortstop. Maybe that’s not true now (or a few years from now) but it’s something that probably should be considered when evaluating a...
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    Knight Xander Bogaerts of the Order of Orange-Nassau

    What do you think Bogaerts is realistically worth on the open market? Lindor just signed for 10 / 341. Would you sign Bogaerts to that? Frankly, I love Bogey, but I'm not sure he's a player I want tied up until he's 39 or 40. I'd probably go 4 / 120 or 5 / 150. He's not a player I want tied up...