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  1. Mooch

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

    Given that the Astros whistleblower is a white guy, the Astros owner and front office are white guys, the MLB Commissioner is a white guy and the official statement from the league pinned nearly the entire scheme on two Latin American guys? Should we be surprised that two of the most prominent...
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    Man City banned from Champions League for next two seasons

    Hey Rob Manfred? THIS is how you punish a team for cheating.
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    The Ringer

    For those of you who have been following his family story since the middle of last year: Kevin O'Connor just announced on Twitter that his Dad passed away yesterday.
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    The Athletic: The Astros stole signs electronically in 2017 part of a much broader issue for Major League Baseball

    The main issue here is that Luhnow clearly set up a culture under which sign-stealing was a significant priority from the very top of the organization. To somehow claim that Cora and Beltran "went rogue" in pursuit of the same results against the wishes of the organization is, to put it bluntly...
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    Ron Roenicke named interim manager

    So Roenicke gets the "interim" manager tag: Does this mean that Cora comes back at some point?
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    Betts/Price to LA for Alex Verdugo, Jeter Downs, and Connor Wong

    Bloom played his leverage really well here.
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    Betts/Price to LA for Verdugo/Jeter Downs/TBA

    I disagree. Friedman has so many parts moving around in various trades and are all contingent on the Mookie deal, how in the world can he reasonably bring all of them to camp later this month with all of their futures in limbo? I think the Dodgers are in a tougher spot than the Red Sox here...
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    2020 TB12: What Does 2020 Hold for 12?

    If you think (as I do) that Brady will return to the Pats and the team will add offensive weapons around him as part of the package... New England at 15:1 to win the Super Bowl represents TREMENDOUS betting value right now. Just sayin'. Hell, the Browns were +1200 back in April 2019 for Super...
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    Betts/Price to LA for Verdugo/Jeter Downs/TBA

    Not only that, but the media amplification of Verdugo's past issues, current attitude and back concerns makes him damaged goods on the trade market as well, right? I think Bloom is merely maximizing his leverage here with his former boss. Smartly.
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    NBA trade deadline "official" rumors and news

    Are we sure that Jae Crowder is good anymore? His game has declined in pretty much every conceivable way over the past few years.
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    NBA trade deadline "official" rumors and news

    Yeah, this makes zero sense from their end. Holiday would be a great shooting option off the bench for the C's but this is a pipe dream.
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    Jayson Tatum Needs His Own Thread

    One thing that I've noticed as the season goes along is that his ball-handling has improved dramatically. He's not getting stripped as often with sloppy dribbling as he's working his one-on-one offense both in terms of driving to the rim as well as out on the perimeter trying to shake defenders...
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    The Ringer

    To clarify my statement (original was typed during a conference call) - 70% of all podcast listening comes via Apple's platform.
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    The Ringer

    Not necessarily. Approximately 70% of all podcasts are hosted on the Apple platform so Spotify wouldn't want to restrict The Ringer's audience base by siloing it to Spotify alone. They can digitally insert ads regardless of where people listen so there's not a ton of sense in firewalling all...
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    Alex Verdugo, new Red Sox star!

    I liked it better when guys got smeared on the way OUT of Boston. That said, this is some troubling stuff to be sure. Coming on the heels of the Cora firing, this is not the kind of trade that instills confidence in the Red Sox ability to turn around public perception of the organization. This...
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    Sox talking Mookie trade with Dodgers, Padres - News & Discussion

    Um... it better be more than that.
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    Offseason NFL News and Notes

    I like Beasley - He strikes me as a guy who hasn't ever lived up to his potential with Dan Quinn. Could be worth a look if Van Noy leaves.
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    2020 TB12: What Does 2020 Hold for 12?

    I’m puzzled about the draw of the Chargers in terms of the ability to somehow export the TB12 brand’s success to LA. Can someone explain to me how a team without any real fan base in their home city can provide any meaningful ancillary interest for Brady’s company? So much of the TB12 brand...
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    2/1 Sixers arrive to home of liberty to get their bell rung by the Celtics

    Jaylen with the shake n bake. Awesome.