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  1. Pedro's Complaint

    Benintendi to Royals for Franchy Cordero, Mets RHP prospect Josh Winckowski, and 3 PTBNLs

    Feels like we’re paying the Royals for arguably our third best position player in exchange for a bunch of lottery tickets. Beni had fWar of 2, 4.4, and 2 the last three non-pandemic seasons. He was a top prospect before that. Why isn’t this selling low?
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    SoSH Playoff Predictions

    AFC 2BUF over 7IND 3PIT over 6CLE 4TEN over 5BAL 1KC over 4TEN 2BUF over 3PIT 2BUF over 1KC NFC 2NO over 7CHI 3SEA over 6LAR 5TB over 4WFT 5TB over 1GB 2NO over 3SEA 2NO over 5TB SB 2NO over 2BUF (31-28, MVP: Brees) Edit: added SB score
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    12/10--Patriots at Rams

    Wait, why didn't he pitch? What's going on here?
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    Bill Simmons: Valuing Trades More Than Friendships

    I'm not sure I understand why The Ringer as a website continues to exist. Is it prestige, loyalty, ego--some combination of these things, something else altogether? What I've read suggests that The Ringer's revenue is disproportionately generated by the podcast network, and the sale to Spotify...
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    Belichick on the pats cap situation: ”We sold out and won three Super Bowls.“

    I'm guessing he said it because it's true and he's a proud guy who doesn't like losing. Has any other team lost both its most important offensive and defensive players this year? Even with all the opt outs, FA losses, etc., I don't think this team is 2-5 if Cam/Gilmore don't get COVID/injured.
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    The Game Goat Thread: Wk.4 @ KC

    Hoyer. Those three quarters were a sobering reminder of the pre-Bledsoe/Brady days.
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    The Game Goat Thread: Wk.2 at Seattle

    Don’t understand the McDaniels hate. What were your scoring expectations going into the game? To end the game, he called a high-percentage play. The secondary got murdered.
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    The Pre-Game Thread: Wk.1 vs Phins

    View: Stidham inactive. Hoyer QB2.
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    SD to acquire Mitch Moreland for Hudson Potts and Jeisson Rosario

    Dalbec batting eighth today and playing first.
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    SD to acquire Mitch Moreland for Hudson Potts and Jeisson Rosario

    Any sense if Dalbec is coming up to play 1B or 3B or both? In a lost season, I'd be happy to see Devers get reps at 1B.
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    Bill Simmons: Valuing Trades More Than Friendships

    You may be filtering your media in such a way that you're missing the issue that Caspian Kang is addressing. You certainly wouldn't be alone in filtering your media this way, but it doesn't invalidate what he's saying. Caspian Kang talks about "the white fan's relationship," which I think you...
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    Bill Simmons: Valuing Trades More Than Friendships

    The idea that many people--especially young people--want to be "culturally Black"--consciously or subconsciously--rings true to me when I think about growing up. I'm younger than Simmons, but I remember my mostly white and Hispanic classmates venerating Black musicians, athletes, and actors and...
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    Bill Simmons: Valuing Trades More Than Friendships

    Jay Caspian Kang wrote about the NBA boycott and, more than once, Simmons in an NYRB essay ostensibly about the new Robert Scoop Jackson book:
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    Milwaukee Bucks boycott Game 5 vs Orlando

    Really interested to see where leadership surfaces on the players' side from here and just what those players do. I wonder how proactive Silver can be; he may be judged on how he responds to the players' vision. He's probably the most praised commissioner in professional sports, so perhaps he's...
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    2020 Pats: You Cam Go Your Own Way

    If Newton wins the job, I wouldn't minimize the benefit of a year for Stidham under a very different veteran QB from Brady. If Stidham wins the job, then he has the confidence boost of beating a former MVP (someone he may look up to based on the Auburn lineage).
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    Bill Simmons: Valuing Trades More Than Friendships

    Some potentially relevant numbers: 12-14% of the US populations is Black, but 74+% of the NBA is Black (the sport Simmons and The Ringer cover the most?). 86% of Ringer podcast guests last year were white.
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    What Do You Want For This Patriots Season

    This is basically where I am. Honestly, I'll be happy at the end of the year if the team has made a decision whether Stidham is the future or it needs to draft the next QB.
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    2020 Pats: QB Edition

    I agree with all of this. Dalton wouldn't surprise me.
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    2020 Pats Off-Season: QB Discussion Only

    I really hope the Pats bring Brady back. I have no idea if Stidham is ready; if he is, then that's my clear Plan B. I keep thinking of Dan Marino. The Dolphins weren't the Patriots in the eighties and nineties, but Miami was good. Miami went 147–93 from 1983-1999 with Marino. Miami went 149-171...
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    [LOCKED] 2019 AB Watch: Non-legal Views Only

    I'm not sure when due diligence could have been executed, unless the team was tampering or exhibiting extraordinary interest in a player under contract for another team. The Pats signed AB almost immediately after he was released. Seems more likely that BB saw an otherworldly talent, bet on his...