Recent content by Van Everyman

  1. Van Everyman

    2/23 Celtics at Lakers

    ITS EVERYBODYS FAULT!!&!&!@!!! Beat these chumps.
  2. Van Everyman

    Beilein to Cavs as new HC

    Not to go off topic but I think the suggestion that Stevens was in any way helped by Ainge’s roster construction those first few years is false and does a disservice to how good a job he did with those rosters. Stevens inherited a tire fire of a roster when he took this job with Jeff Green as...
  3. Van Everyman

    The Athletic: The Astros stole signs electronically in 2017 part of a much broader issue for Major League Baseball

    We’ve discussed this before. The fact that lots of players have shit on Fiers doesn’t seem to be about shitting on whistleblowers. It’s about shitting on Fiers. I haven’t read a single positive thing another player has said about Fiers.
  4. Van Everyman

    The Athletic: The Astros stole signs electronically in 2017 part of a much broader issue for Major League Baseball

    Is Lebron a PED user or sympathizer? Did I miss something?
  5. Van Everyman

    The Athletic: The Astros stole signs electronically in 2017 part of a much broader issue for Major League Baseball

    Thanks for sharing that, @soxhop411. So basically, this is another situation where MLB and MLBA failed to stop a massive cheating scandal before it spiraled out of control. Again, with no Article 46 (or provisions about "notice"), Manfred couldn't really do much more than he did here. And it's...
  6. Van Everyman

    Passan: Baseball is Burning (in which Manfred calls the WS trophy a “piece of metal”

    This is pretty much where I am. I get that everyone is frustrated with how this is dragging on and on but MLB had to thread a needle here. Manfred doesn’t have an Article 46/“Protect the Integrity of the Game” clause he can draw on here to impose punishment that allows him to go outside the...
  7. Van Everyman

    Passan: Baseball is Burning (in which Manfred calls the WS trophy a “piece of metal”

    First off, if people are going to link Athletic articles behind a paywall as their post, can they please include some quotes? I literally have no idea what more has come out about Beltran. I said in the other thread that Manfred hasn’t handled this like Goodell or Selig, who would have spent...
  8. Van Everyman

    The Athletic: The Astros stole signs electronically in 2017 part of a much broader issue for Major League Baseball

    Why? He said the press conference the Astros had was terrible, explained why he wasn’t able to corroborate anything about the buzzers (contrasting how the players came forward aggressively on the other stuff but not in a single instance on buzzers) and generally said that he thought this was a...
  9. Van Everyman

    I Believe in Time Lord...Why Can't You?

    Sure – I just think that Brad figured out how to get something positive from him in his rotations. Could he do it with a fungible big? Of course. Before the team started completing getting more out of guys than anyone else (Evan Turner?) had become kind of Brad’s calling card. I guess the...
  10. Van Everyman

    I Believe in Time Lord...Why Can't You?

    Am I the only one here actually excited for TL to come back? Not looking at the numbers and the pessimism is understandable given that he’s been out a very long time. But he seemed to have made some significant leaps before he hurt the hip. He was less out of position defensively, which meant...
  11. Van Everyman

    The Athletic: The Astros stole signs electronically in 2017 part of a much broader issue for Major League Baseball

    Yes, but what about the shame of cheating? That’s gotta count for a one or two hundred RPM regression alone. Seriously tho, those Scott Miller pieces on BR are great – well researched and full of on the record comments from players and managers. That they are 18 months old suggests to me that...
  12. Van Everyman

    Wilpons to sell controlling interest in Mets (or maybe not)

    I admittedly don’t know the story of the Wilpons that well but I feel comfortable saying that this isn’t true.
  13. Van Everyman

    MLB’s sign-stealing controversy broadens: Sources say the Red Sox used video replay room illegally in 2018

    My guess is that they won’t try to square it. The official story is that Cora devised the system w Beltran in Houston. That’s not changing absent clear evidence to the contrary. Assuming it turns out people were peeking at video replay in Boston under his watch, the report will most likely...
  14. Van Everyman

    Getting Smart with Statistics

    He’s a full service operation: View: https://twitter.com/smart_ms3/status/1228456246254227462?s=21