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    Would tanking in 2020 been a better option for QB draft position?

    What are the odds that the QBs at the top of the draft aside from Lawrence even pan out? It seems like every year there's a bunch of QBs picked in the first round and most of them either turn out mediocre or flame out completely.
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    Thank you, Petey: Dustin Pedroia announces his retirement

    Harold Baines was worse, surely? 38.7 WAR in 11092 PA vs 36.5 in 8379 for Maz.
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    NFL: Stafford to Rams for Two 1st Rd. Picks, One 3rd Rd. Pick, and QB Goff

    Even if this statement was something that could actually be measured and verified rather than baseless speculation, it still means nothing in terms of the Rams prospects going forward and doesn't weigh the fact that Stafford is quickly approaching an age where most QBs begin to drop off a cliff...
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    NFL: Stafford to Rams for Two 1st Rd. Picks, One 3rd Rd. Pick, and QB Goff

    Seems like a lot to give up for a 33 year old QB with 0 career playoff wins
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    2021 BBHoF Ballot

    I hope Schilling gets voted in by the special committee the year after he dies, and whoever speaks on his behalf is less full of hatred and inflammatory rhetoric than he.
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    20 best home runs in Red Sox history

    Hooper's decisive home run in the 1915 world series wasn't a walk-off, it was in the top of the ninth.
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    2021 BBHoF Ballot

    If somebody refuses to vote for Schilling because of the character clause then it would be hypocritical of them not to leave Clemens off their ballot as well, due to his likely sexual relationship with a 15 year old.
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    2021 BBHoF Ballot

    I thought the stories about Cobb being a hardcore racist were made up by his autobiographer and in reality he supported integration and funded the creation of a hospital system that mostly benefitted underserved minority communities? EDIT: This article goes into a lot of detail about Cobb's...
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    2021 BBHoF Ballot

    If your stance on PED users is "I don't care at all, players should be inducted solely on their performance" then Manny, Sosa, McGwire and Palmeiro should all clearly be in the Hall and Sheffield probably should as well.
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    2021 BBHoF Ballot

    At a quick glance I thought Aramis Ramirez would have the best case out of the first-time candidates based solely on what I remembered about them, but after checking his stats I'm surprised at how low his career WAR is, especially as a 3rd baseman with a good batting average and almost 400...
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    2000: The Lost Year

    I remember that season fairly well, they started 0-4 with 4 close losses against good teams, and after beating the Broncos and Colts (both playoff teams) fairly convincingly to get back to 2-4 I actually thought that they would ride the momentum back and make a run for the playoffs. But after...
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    Thank you Mookie Betts

    Maybe this is naive thinking on my part but for superstar players like Betts, I think there could be a measurable impact in one's public perception/marketability, and in turn in the amount of money made via endorsements, if they spend their entire career with one organization (e.g., Derek...
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    Thank you Brock Holt (signs with Brewers, now with Nats, got 1 AB at Fenway on 8/29)

    So long, Brock-y! See you in Milwaukee! Sorry, that's all I have to contribute.
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    Celebrating What Is

    Not really, the 05 team was terrible defensively in the first half of the season but did a complete 180 after Bruschi returned from his stroke, giving up only 118 points in the final 8 games of the season. This includes the final game of the season which they lost intentionally to get a more...
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    2020 MLB Hall of Fame News and Notes

    Counter-counterpoint: Jeter has an encyclopedic knowledge on the hopes and dreams of 20-something year old women.
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    2020 MLB Hall of Fame News and Notes

    Well Pedroia has 11 black ink to Jeter's 10, so we should definitely sign him for 10% more than Jeter makes as Marlins owner.
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    [LOCKED] 2019 AB Watch: Non-legal Views Only

    ...No? We're questioning her credibility as the videos appear to contradict her account of her personal relationship with Brown as stated in her legal filing.
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    Rafael Devers, JD Martinez and the future at the corners

    Not as ridiculous as prorating his last 76 games to a full season. (This includes yesterday's performance, despite what the date range says.)
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    NFL Overtime

    Make OT a continuation of the 4th quarter in terms of possession and keep the sudden death rules the same. Completely fair and even adds an element of strategy in situations where a team is on the cusp of field goal range at the end of regulation, giving them the option to choose between kicking...