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  1. i would be very curious to know what the players were enraged at in our clubhouse, and what the source of it was... but of course thats something well never know. All i see there is the same old quote from Clark which are basically all about the money.
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    2018 Hot Stove League

    Yes i did, but does it matter? You see clearly little difference either way regardless of source. Still though funny how every source that doesnt buck the popular narrative here is trash. Thats not so much at you IP just a general statement from other read materials.
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    2018 Hot Stove League

    Yeah, no affect whatsoever... https://legacy.baseballprospectus.com/fantasy/dc/ spoiler alert, they have us now 3 games behind them.
  4. No, thats not it at all, please dont make assumptions like that when you have no idea where other peoples minds are. I liked what the As did in the beginning, i liked them finding those niche skills... i thought it was a great way for small markets to try to maintain some measure of competitive spirit... but of course it wasnt only them that glommed onto it was it. Everyone else copied it for all the wrong reasons. Why do you think we are where we are with the coming labor problems? These things dont develop without something adding fuel to the mix. What we are seeing today IS the new moneyball. Teams not wanting to pay for player on the wrong side of 30 yet wanting to keep control below it and devaluing players based on stats that used to have value. Think back 10-20 years , would a guy with power that couldnt hit 250 keep a job regardless of high walk rates? It used to be walks were something you settled for and hitting was the priority, now its the exact opposite. THAT, is what i dont like, what its done to the game as a whole. Who the hell wants to pay $200 to take the family to a live action strat-o-matic game?
  5. Having a green light isnt the same thing as being encouraged to run more and use it.
  6. Yes ill admit i kinda hijacked the topic, sorry for that, but i see things like that that put the reason squarely on moneyball based metrics and it just... irritates me. I realize the math is sound, i just hate the result in terms of fun and excitement. As for the farm, all the speed in the world has little value when they dont get to use it. Trout and Ohtani are among the fastest in the league, they had a combined 34 SB last year. As a team, we led the league in SB %, but were 11th in actual SB. 6 teams had more successful SB than we had total attempts. This makes little sense when those 2 plus Simmons who can also run well were on the squad. Unless we have a large shift in desire to actual try to steal more, which i kinda doubt with more emphasis on analytics. Its just my opinion, im not a fan of anything moneyball related due to how its affected the game as a whole so anything based on it draws my ire even if it is accurate.
  7. im well aware of the why it has value Doc, its the effect on other parts of the game i do not appreciate as a fan. Its killed the running game, aggressive hitting early in counts, taking extra bases, almost anything that has anything to do with risk and made for more boring baseball, even if it is statistically more successful baseball.
  8. AKA moneyball, the only thing that matters anymore I sometimes hate what baseball is becoming...
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    2018 Hot Stove League

    By adding a man that had a 2,5 WAR last year? Meh, all im saying is that they got closer
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    2018 Hot Stove League

    Marwin Gonzalez to Twins. FG had them only 2 games behind us in the projections
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    Machado to Padres....

    of course, assuming those numbers to be accurate. Im not suggesting anything other than i like the fact that they are being aggressive, having some faith in what they are doing, and going for it.
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    Machado to Padres....

    Which has nothing to do with the current situation. The point is that they are not waiting for the farm to be ready, they are taking action to be ready when it is. We on the other hand are wasting those efforts youve mentioned on a 500 team while we wait for the farm to kick in. There is a very large difference in those plans.
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    Machado to Padres....

    im not ignoring anything. of course they built it, or are in process of... but in a different path than we have which you tend to ignore thru some really lean years. Their farm isnt quite ready to kick yet, but they saw opportunity and jumped at it. When it does, they have the other parts. I hate to break it to you but there are more than your way to do things, shocking i know but yeah.