Recent content by Mantush

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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...
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    NFL Draft Rd.4-7: Everything Goes Gamethread

    They have until Monday to decide on Sony's fifth year, right? BB said the other day, they choose BPA and worry about fit later. This could mean he's redshirted ala Damian Harris.
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    Sexual Assault Lawsuit Filed against QB DeShaun Watson

    I think Buzbee’s approach has some merit. It may be unconventional, but he’s making people focus on his actions and his behavior. It’s taking his clients out of the spotlight and putting him in it, which is (from what I’ve seen) lessening the scrutiny / research into / attacks his client that we...
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    12/10--Patriots at Rams

    Uche looks great
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    11/22 - Striking oil in Houston (1pm start)

    Gilmore tackled someone? Holy shit.
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    2020 Pats: Roster & Beyond (non-QB edition)

    EDIT: I'm dumb. Harry is back at practice. View: https://twitter.com/MikeReiss/status/1326603808466759682
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    NFL In-season News and Transactions

    "...It’s tough, but we have seen a lot of businesses and industries fall because of a lack of character. One of the things we’ve seen come up in our culture lately — from the (Harvey) Weinstein case and so many others – we’ve seen that choices matter.” Weinstein's lack of character shocked the...
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    NFL In-season News and Transactions

    It's easy for me to understand someone being good at their job and caring a lot being fired. In my role, I've unfortunately had to fire one or two people like that. Phenomenal with customers. Extremely articulate. But they were jerks. Or weren't comfortable with the direction that the company...
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    NFL In-season News and Transactions

    There's nothing wrong with creating a management structure that aligns with your professional beliefs. In my experience, it's critical so long as you are still encouraging diversity of thought and ideas. You do not want an organization staffed with assholes. I think it's abundantly clear that...
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    Red Sox make scouting department cuts

    I understand not wanting our personnel gutted just for the sake of gutting it, but I can't recall anyone from the 2016 drafts onward that has made an appreciative impact on the big league club either through actual on-field contributions or in trade. I won't pretend to be as knowledgeable as...
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    The Mystery of DHCMT

    The original Jack3d had DMAA in it, which is a derivative of amphetamine. Analogues of DMAA are actually making a comeback in the supplement world. There was a peer-reviewed article published awhile back that estimated that around 10% (I think) of all exercise supplements contained either...
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    RD5 #13/#159: K Justin Rohrwasser, Marshall

    A lot of people, especially younger ones, get tattoos without investigating all possible meanings. It's really easy for me to believe that a college athlete, surrounded by other college athletes that likely do not care too much about politics, was unaware his tattoo was associated with a...