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    Betts/Price to LA for Verdugo/Jeter Downs/TBA

    These are my favorites so far.
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    Sox talking Mookie trade with Dodgers, Padres - News & Discussion

    Sorry for the diversion but what is the story here?
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    Triston Casas- 2018 Draft #26 overall

    @David Laurila had a nice Fangraphs piece on Casas yesterday. https://blogs.fangraphs.com/sunday-notes-red-sox-prospect-triston-casas-is-brobdingnagian-and-emulates-joey-votto/
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    2020 Rays: Go, Tsutsu, Go!!

    I expect he'll be a decent bargain yeah. I have to be honest, I'm going to hate the Rays a little less this year.
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    2019-20 Offseason News, Rumors, Trades

    Looks like the Blue Jays are signing pitcher Shun Yamaguchi to a 2yr/6mm deal. It's a bit surprising as I believe this is the first time the Yomiuri Giants have ever posted a player. Yamaguchi is coming off a career best season in which he went 15-4, 2.91 ERA with 188 K in 170 IP. He's a bit...
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    2019-20 Offseason News, Rumors, Trades

    The Baystars have made a little send-off video, saying thanks & goodbye, but also introducing him to Rays fans: View: https://twitter.com/ydb_yokohama/status/1206735438246899713?s=20
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    2019-20 Offseason News, Rumors, Trades

    I guess this is offseason "news" but really, no idea where to put it. Ichiro is not done with baseball - he played in a rec league game over the weekend. He was the starting pitcher, and batted 9th. He threw a complete game 6-hit shutout, striking out 16 and went 3/5 at the plate...
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    Following Former Red Sox 2019

    I'm sure you are not. I didn't even know until a few years ago when a buddy started brewing sake. They are written differently in Japanese though FYI. In other Japan ex-Sox news, Daisuke Matsuzaka is going back to where it all started for him, and will sign with the Seibu Lions.
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    MLB Free Agent Predictions

    Hiroshima Carp 2B Ryosuke Kikuchi is also being posted. He is an absolute stud in the field - I'm talking healthy Pedroia-level glove work, and will be the best defensive Japanese player to come over since Ichiro. Sadly, he doesn't really hit for average or power, and doesn't walk much. It'll...
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    Rugby World Cup 2019

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    MLB Free Agent Predictions

    Probably not own-thread worthy so I'll stick it here: two Japanese players will look to jump to MLB this season: Yoshitomo Tsutsugo will be posted by the Yokohama DeNA (read DNA) Baystars, so not strictly a free agent. He gets on base and has decent pop, the most common comp in the media has...
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    Rugby World Cup 2019

    According to my English colleague, who knows a lot more about these things than I do, England could have beaten any and all comers the way they played vs NZ. "As fine a performance as I've seen." Pretty shocking result and now I'm all in for S'Africa because my many English colleagues will be...
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    2019 WS - Nationals vs. Astros - Gamethread

    I knew I wouldn't be the only one waiting to be able to say that.
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    2019 WS - Nationals vs. Astros - Gamethread

    Thank you, yes. That's the exact play I was thinking of. It seemed clearly to be interference to me.
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    2019 WS - Nationals vs. Astros - Gamethread

    there was a play in last year's playoffs, I honestly forget if it was vs Astros or Dodgers, but Vazquez throwing to 1st hit a runner who was entirely inside the baseline, and there was no call. I seemed to be the only one who cared. To call this one is horrible.
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    2019 Rockets: China Hates Us

    Twitter is calling him Qing James now. Which is funny but man, what a disgrace that statement is.
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    Rugby World Cup 2019

    Yeah same. There's also some funky bonus points system in place that explains things like why Ireland kicked the ball out at the end of regulation vs Japan -- keeping it within 7 got them a bonus point. Obviously that probably wasn't the thought process so early on in this one but yeah. That...
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    Worst Coach Stories

    Yeah I was wondering if it was a maintaining interest thing. Makes sense. Coachguy is definitely a penis, was just curious about the rest of it. Hopefully S can foul one off Coachguy's face. And in stupid cricket that would count for six runs, so win-win!
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    Worst Coach Stories

    What do most 6 year olds who don't play t-ball do between the basic skills course and the adapted gameplay? Is the boy too skilled to play with kids his own age, and either way, related question, are you sure you're not "that parent"? If you're that parent, you should just own it with new...