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  1. Mighty Joe Young

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

    Sorry about that .. just got the athletic subscription ( it’s great!) and I forgot about the paywall .. lots of stuff like this ..
  2. Mighty Joe Young

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

    Manfred’s basic problem is that MLB didn’t discipline any players .. who, as more evidence comes out with Beltran being the ringleader, appear to have been the main driver...
  3. Mighty Joe Young

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

    Interesting non answer about the buzzer stuff .. no evidence because no one provided any first hand knowledge .. what should have been asked of Manfred was “ were the players or coaches directly asked about the buzzer allegations .. or were you relying on the players to volunteer this information”
  4. Mighty Joe Young

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

    Old friend Lars Andersen touches on the vengeance aspect of what is about to unfold in his article in the Athletic .. https://theathletic.com/1609330/2020/02/14/lars-anderson-to-a-hitter-the-astros-contention-that-sign-stealing-didnt-help-is-especially-ludicrous/ Andersen excoriates Jim...
  5. Mighty Joe Young

    8-Feb: I was wrong, I have something to do this weekend

    So good having Pepe Reina back in the PL .. he’s having himself a game ..
  6. Mighty Joe Young

    Man City banned from Champions League for next two seasons

    Of course .. but FFP was completely new when Henry bought the club .. so it’s real effects would not have been obvious at the time. It seemed pretty obvious, after a couple of years at the helm that Henry & Co. we’re relative neophytes at running a football club. So it’s highly likely they...
  7. Mighty Joe Young

    Man City banned from Champions League for next two seasons

    Excellent write up in the Athletic on City’s shenanigans https://theathletic.com/1609547/2020/02/14/manchester-city-champions-league-ban-cas-two/?source=shared-article According to that, unlike Chelsea’s transfer ban (which was FIFA imposed), no penalties will be applied until the appeal plays...
  8. Mighty Joe Young

    2021 and beyond

    I would be shocked if they are still below the LT a year from now. The Sox have never been shy about exceeding it in the past .. and it’s going to be incredibly difficult to compete at the highest levels AND staying under.
  9. Mighty Joe Young

    Man City banned from Champions League for next two seasons

    I think he just meant he foresaw Liverpool being able to complete with the likes of City and ManuU etc because he thought there was a level playing field due to FFP .. he was, of course wrong. It has been more or less inafective.
  10. Mighty Joe Young

    Man City banned from Champions League for next two seasons

    When John Henry bought Liverpool he claimed one of the main motivations was FFP. He famously quipped “I’m no Oil Sheik” or words to that effect.
  11. Mighty Joe Young

    Man City banned from Champions League for next two seasons

    One other side effect is the very strong likelihood of the Premier League imposing a points penalty .. https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2876374-manchester-city-facing-premier-league-points-penalty-after-2-year-ucl-ban The question is, when would this penalty be imposed? One assumes this...
  12. Mighty Joe Young

    Man City banned from Champions League for next two seasons

    That video gave a nice easy explanation of the case .. however, it’s interesting in that UEFA wanted to kick City out of the CL a few years ago but backed off out of fear of endless lawsuits. So what has changed ? Guessing the damning nature of the Football Leaks documents , combined with Abu...
  13. Mighty Joe Young

    Man City banned from Champions League for next two seasons

    I think the accusation is they inflated the value of some sponsorships .. notably from companies owned by other family members (going on memory). They pushed club into the black .. thus allowing them to pass the FFP rules which are designed to prevent clubs from buying championships
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    Man City banned from Champions League for next two seasons

    They will appeal of course .. don't know how long that process is but it has to be a few months .. One would think, at best an appeal would shorten the penalty to a single season .. so you have to think they are out of the CL in 2020/21 at the very least. As mentioned - bye bye Pep. As for the...
  15. Mighty Joe Young

    Kevin Pillar to Sox for 1 year, 4.25 million

    I suppose Pillar is adequate as a 4th OF .. and he always leads the league in showboat fake diving catches per 162 .. so that’s something I don’t mean to harp on this but it used to drive me crazy watching BJ games .. you’ll see ..
  16. Mighty Joe Young

    Kevin Pillar to Sox for 1 year, 4.25 million

    According to the new rules you can have a maximum of 13 pitchers ..
  17. Mighty Joe Young

    Whose Departure From the Sox Devastated You Most?

    Tony C Carlton Fisk Nomah Pedro Although I think I understood the Garciaparra and Pedro departures .. Fisk was a total fuck up And Tony C ? He was traded after a terrific season in 1970. Little did we know he did that while being basically blind in one eye.
  18. Mighty Joe Young

    2019-20 Offseason Discussion

    Watched Pillar for years in Toronto showboating diving catches for all they’re worth. He’s a good outfielder but not in JBJ’s class .. and he’s a pretty bad hitter. Just say no ..
  19. Mighty Joe Young

    Liverpool 2019-2020: Let's Talk About Six, Baby

    View: https://twitter.com/jamesmilner/status/1226165756502716419?s=21