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    2019-20 Offseason Discussion

    We should get Eck in on this. Have him start talking about funkadelic cheese.
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    2019-20 Offseason Discussion

    Maybe we should move beyond the limited phraseology we have and break new ground. Perhaps a high spin-rate, good velocity fastball paired with a solid change-up should be referred to as "funkadelic." Just throwing that out there.
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    Madison Bumgarner has had a secret rodeo identity for many years

    It's a good alias, but it's not Ron Mexico good. Or even Carlos Danger level good. If you're going to go for it, go all in.
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    Our ownership group

    I could only find a list of MLB GMs, but there were only 6 teams that had the same one for more than 6 years. But that didn't include Pres. of Baseball ops types, so not a complete accounting.
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    Our ownership group

    Since their group took over, they've had 4 head baseball executives (GM or President of Baseball Operations, whoever was higher), and one was just hired. From 2002-2019 they had 3; Epstein, Cherington, and Dombrowski. An average of about 6 years is pretty good for a sports head exec. It's a...
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    Our ownership group

    So you think they've been buying sports properties across the world and investing in the ballpark and international baseball relationships because they want to get out of sports? Or just baseball? Based on nothing but the fact that there has been some variation in payroll, a change that every...
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    Alex Verdugo - on-field discussion thread

    But...his hair.
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    Our ownership group

    You can blame them for hiring the wrong guy with Valentine, but at least they knew enough to get rid of him quickly. They've had some turnover behind the bench and in the front office, but overall you have to credit them with realizing mistakes and making changes when they needed to. Maybe...
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    Best MLB stadiums for craft beer

    Unfortunately the Sox have a mediocre local brewery as a major sponsor, so they get to shove out the better local craft beers. I'd love to be able to get a trillium at a game. Or a Fiddlehead or what have you. But instead we get some Sam attempt at making a NE IPA. It's just no the same. :(
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    Lil Papi, hitting bombs like dad

    He's also 15. He still may have a growth spurt or two and teenager's bodies can change shape pretty quickly. Also, we need to check what clauses were in that $5 contract. If the bonuses in there are good for the IMG academy league, that could put them over the luxury tax limit.
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    Lil Papi, hitting bombs like dad

    No worries guys, the Sox already have his rights: https://boston.cbslocal.com/2012/11/05/red-sox-sign-david-ortiz-son-for-5/
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    2019-20 Offseason Discussion

    Buying prospects is a thing that other teams have done before. Basically under the same method as this proposal. They'd be paying ~40 mil for Myers and whatever prospects come back. But the cap hit would only be ~12 mil, so it's a uniquely good deal for Boston and San Diego given their...
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    Our ownership group

    I agree with everything you've said, but would just like to add that when tearing down Fenway or building a new park was shot down as an option for them, they didn't let the park fall apart and use that as an excuse to try again in a few years. They rebuilt huge chunks of the stadium in place...
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    Wilpons to sell controlling interest in Mets (or maybe not)

    It's the epitome of shallow work turned out for commercial purposes by a name artist. Bland copies of existing art made by a nameless studio grunt with a shiny ball and Koons' name attached to them selling for millions.
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    Passan: Baseball is Burning (in which Manfred calls the WS trophy a “piece of metal”

    And for what purpose in the end? So that actual real life memories won't line up with a record book? If you gave it to LA and told them they ended a 30+ year championship drought (before it even hit 30 years somehow), do you think the fans, owners, or players would look at it that way? Would...