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    How do you feel about the past 20 years of John Henry and Tom Werner owning the team?

    Obviously we can't observe the universe where some other ownership team runs the Sox, but given general trends in sports watching (football becoming more dominant, NBA very popular among younger fans, the rise of soccer as another major sport) it's hard for me to pin any of this on ownership...
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    Red Sox in season discussion

    That's a really tough question to answer. Just thinking about how prediction models are built, the good ones will be fairly accurate at predicting reversion to the mean. The idea is that you have a validation step in which you test your prediction on real data (which should include data where...
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    Red Sox in season discussion

    In the comment below the initial tweet he says Yorke is also off-limits, although it's not clear that he knows anything anyways.
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    Red Sox in season discussion

    "The Red Sox have material in the minors not named Mayer, Casas or Duran to acquire Manea or Montas through trade with the As. If they pull it off, it would put them among the favorites along with LA." In the comments he also says Yorke is off-limits.
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    The Mainboard MLB Lockout Thread

    Unions really run the spectrum on this - some unions (perhaps particularly public sector unions?) do exactly what you describe. On the other hand, there are plenty of unions that push for things like salary floors but are also totally fine with things like merit based raises. Also worth noting...
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    The Mainboard MLB Lockout Thread

    How else would you ever get concessions as a player, if you are not willing to "gut the sport" or at least credibly threaten to do so? edit - if players aren't willing to do so, what is to stop the owners from holding salaries down indefinitely, or even cutting salaries in the future?
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    The Mainboard MLB Lockout Thread

    How about: Kevin Plawecki, one of the 30-40 best in the world at his very specialized position, in a very profitable industry, makes more than anyone i know.
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    Everton 21-22: No Not I, I Will Survive

    Hoping Lampard works Patterson in, and with support Coleman can still be OK if he isn't playing every match. But left back really could be a disaster the rest of the way, and if Mykolenko can't be trusted and we need to play Godfrey over there than it makes the issues with the cbs even worse
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    Everton 21-22: No Not I, I Will Survive

    thank god, now lets loan/sign a competent midfielder and finish ~15th
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    Everton 21-22: No Not I, I Will Survive

    yes, it's all of that too ;) It's funny (not haha funny) thinking back to when the big issue was that Bill was being too stubborn/slow in his quest to find a billionaire
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    Everton 21-22: No Not I, I Will Survive

    Yeah, Everton fans have been angry with the ownership basically as long as I've been a fan (started following during Donovan's first loan spell), but this seems different. Things have been toxic for a few years now, but bringing in Rafa and having him crash and burn has really taken it to a new...
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    Everton 21-22: No Not I, I Will Survive

    yeah, posted that right before news really started to pick up that he was gone. Given what's out there at the moment, do you think it makes sense to have Dunc as interim manager until the end of the season? The risk is that he really falls on his face and we go down, but obviously he's stepped...
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    Everton 21-22: No Not I, I Will Survive

    Probably even odds that Duncan Ferguson is the manger against Villa next weekend - hopefully he remains undefeated
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    Everton 21-22: No Not I, I Will Survive

    Yeah, pretty much the same with me. I don't even mind the Digne sale, although it's frustrating the way it's been handled - but it makes sense to try and get some value for him now and bring in a young replacement, especially since there is no chance of Europe this year. I almost get 5 at the...
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    ALCS 2021: Red Sox vs. Astros Discussion Thread

    It certainly depends what you mean by "playing for one run", but in most situations your run expectancy for the inning (and win probability for the game) declines after a successful bunt.