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    Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
    The Rays are a team legitimately working on a shoe string budget, and still have Zobrist, Rodriguez and Roberts and replaced Brignac (-0.3 WAR) and Johnson (0.3 WAR) = 0.0 WAR with Escobar (1.8 WAR) and Johnson (0.7 WAR) =2.5 WAR. That's more than a "maybe", closer to "major", perhaps "significant" will suffice?
    lol... Is there a word between Maybe and Significant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    lol... Is there a word between Maybe and Significant?
    Reasonably significant.
    "Maybe you could go grab a bat and ball… and learn something. Maybe you will get it."
    - Strib commenter educating the elitists on the value of RBI's

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    Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
    Reasonably significant.
    lol... I'm going with "Mild Augmented"

    I know... I know that's 2 words.

    The English Langauge is insufficiant if it doesn't have a single word for this!

    I'm sending a letter to Webster's.

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    Confidence = (signal/noise) X sqrt(sample size).

    The English language is insufficient. Ergo Math.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crarko View Post
    Confidence = (signal/noise) X sqrt(sample size).

    The English language is insufficient. Ergo Math.
    Point Taken... My apologies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs View Post
    Maybe I'm weird, but I get it. I especially appreciate that they aren't taking the shortcuts and are doing it the right way, through development. As we've talked about, that's how the Nationals did it. They developed a very strong core through the draft and through their farm system. As they got close to competing, they complemented their core with some key acquisitions. The Werth deal made no sense, too much money. But getting Span was great for them and wasn't like it was expensive. They could have spent 4-times as much and just signed Bourn and not lose Meyer. But Span likely makes more sense for them.

    The Twins could just trade Willingham and Morneau, but they won't get enough in return to make it worth it, might as well keep them, especially since Willingham has such a good contract.
    Well, you might be weird, but not in a bad way.

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