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    Quote Originally Posted by BTS View Post
    So this guy in his first article basically just said that an extra $50M to sign Yu Darvish than what he got should have been a no-brainer for all teams. Because an extra $50M has definitely never crippled any team financially, in the recent and foreseeable future, and the fans were always better for it. Oh, hey Detroit Tigers, how're you guys doing?
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    Synder is mediocre at best this year. Let me know when Synder is giving up less runs per game than Sanchez, until then I'll take Sanchez

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    Sources say Boston's offer to JD Martinez closer to 100M than 125M

    Boras meeting with DBacks ownership

    Would love to see him end up staying in Arizona

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orgfiller View Post
    So this guy in his first article basically just said that an extra $50M to sign Yu Darvish than what he got should have been a no-brainer for all teams. Because an extra $50M has definitely never crippled any team financially, in the recent and foreseeable future, and the fans were always better for it. Oh, hey Detroit Tigers, how're you guys doing?
    Yes. His first article at Fangraphs was about how fans should stop worrying about the future and finding efficient front offices satisfying to watch, and instead just root for a bunch of FA overpays that will certainly hurt teams' ability to compete down the road, because Aaron Judge dingers are fun to watch (or something). It's just complete uninterpretable nonsense.

    It's sad to watch that site continue to circle the drain. They were probably the biggest reason why the average fan's understanding today is exponentially deeper than it was a decade ago, and now they have a staff of untalented writers pumping out two 500-word narrative driven pieces a day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G-Snarls View Post
    Sources say Boston's offer to JD Martinez closer to 100M than 125M

    Boras meeting with DBacks ownership

    Would love to see him end up staying in Arizona
    100-125/5 is getting into very 'worth it' territory on a bat like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BTS View Post
    Yes. His first article at Fangraphs was about how fans should stop worrying about the future and finding efficient front offices satisfying to watch, and instead just root for a bunch of FA overpays that will certainly hurt teams' ability to compete down the road, because Aaron Judge dingers are fun to watch (or something). It's just complete uninterpretable nonsense.

    It's sad to watch that site continue to circle the drain. They were probably the biggest reason why the average fan's understanding today is exponentially deeper than it was a decade ago, and now they have a staff of untalented writers pumping out two 500-word narrative driven pieces a day.
    +1. At least they're still a good resource for the stats themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BTS View Post
    Yes. His first article at Fangraphs was about how fans should stop worrying about the future and finding efficient front offices satisfying to watch, and instead just root for a bunch of FA overpays that will certainly hurt teams' ability to compete down the road, because Aaron Judge dingers are fun to watch (or something). It's just complete uninterpretable nonsense.

    It's sad to watch that site continue to circle the drain. They were probably the biggest reason why the average fan's understanding today is exponentially deeper than it was a decade ago, and now they have a staff of untalented writers pumping out two 500-word narrative driven pieces a day.
    FG unquestionably is the reason why my understanding is so much deeper than it was five years ago. I used to read all of their articles and chats, and probably gave the site 100+ hits per day between player profiles and articles. Now I literally find myself googling players names + fangraphs to check out who I want, and then leave the site. It's demise has been sad to watch.

    I guess when you have bills to pay and mouths to feed you do what you've gotta do, but I can't help but think there is some sort of middle ground where they stop pushing out watered down content for the sake of it and instead publish fewer articles with more meaning and substance. I for one know I would read more if I knew the content was going to be worthy of reading.

    They've become a stepping stone for a lot of guys, and have had a lot of turnover recently. There's no doubt its tough to keep the quality high when you keep losing your best employees but most companies face the same problems, so to me it's up to them to continue finding good writers and not guys who try and tell their audience that teams are dumb for not signing Yu Darvish for 50M more than every single front office was willing to sign.
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    Of course he can, but it's safe to assume Biagini will match Stroman's numbers over the next three years easily.

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    I am going to start off by saying i am a huge Votto fan.... maybe the maple leaf sways be a bit but i think he is the best hitter in the league if not one of the best.... I don't know if he fucked Russos wife but the guy just spews shit against him i have never stand to listen to him.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sammy225 View Post
    I am going to start off by saying i am a huge Votto fan.... maybe the maple leaf sways be a bit but i think he is the best hitter in the league if not one of the best.... I don't know if he fucked Russos wife but the guy just spews shit against him i have never stand to listen to him.

    Ha, what an idiot
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    Good lord, that man is insufferable. Good on Brian Kenny for staying composed while that blithering fool constantly cut him off to spew his stupidity and ignorance.

    It was like talking to a wall - a really dumn wall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sammy225 View Post
    I don't know if he fucked Russos wife
    I don't know if Russo fucked his own wife; that guy has closet case written all over him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by z3r0s View Post
    100-125/5 is getting into very 'worth it' territory on a bat like that.
    Agreed, sticking him in our lineup would make it suddenly look a hell of a lot better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abomination View Post
    Agreed, sticking him in our lineup would make it suddenly look a hell of a lot better.
    at the very least drive up the price for the BoSox!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abomination View Post
    Agreed, sticking him in our lineup would make it suddenly look a hell of a lot better.
    RF for 2 years then DH when Morales is gone

    Yes please

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    Brian Kenny is this forum and Russo is the sportsnet comments section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-Snarls View Post
    RF for 2 years then DH when Morales is gone

    Yes please
    Pretty much. Or you do whatever you have to do to trade Morales for a bag of balls and just start that now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by z3r0s View Post
    Pretty much. Or you do whatever you have to do to trade Morales for a bag of balls and just start that now.
    We know how good Pillar is defensively

    What about Grichuk and Hernandez? You can handle one sub par defender in the OF but you don't want two if you can avoid it

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