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#41 Platoon

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 05:30 AM

"Yes and no," or "Yes or no"?

Yes
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#42 Platoon

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 05:39 AM

Maybe we need to start our own rumors. If we repeat them enough they could become true? Or at a minimum alternative facts. I'll start: Bryce Harper is coming to Minny for 6 years @ 180M. Feel free to mention this anywhere, but leave out the part that I have absolutely no idea what I am talking about.

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#43 old nurse

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 06:48 AM

 

 

Be Board no more

 

Red Sox Make First Major Move of the Off-Season most sought after Catcher off the bored

 

The minor league free agent signings have begun. The Twins have already signed a relief pitcher appropriately misspelled as Erasmore Moreno. Alas, as with most of these signing, they are quickly forgotten as there is no excitement about these signings until they are added to the 40 man roster late in August


#44 Han Joelo

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 07:00 AM

There was a big signing already--Escobar!  While it seems like he sold himself short, a bird in the hand...you know, we assume these guys are all set for life, but when you read his backstory, and then add on what has (and is) happening in Venezuela, it makes sense to me.  This could be the best Christmas ever for the Escobar clan!  Seriously, though, while it is boring for us, it must be full on anxiety and depression for the guys waiting around.  While the big dogs jockey to find out whether they will be able to afford one yacht, or two yachts, the guys on the margins are greeting people at Walmart next Friday morning.  

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#45 Vanimal46

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 07:44 AM

Maybe we need to start our own rumors. If we repeat them enough they could become true? Or at a minimum alternative facts. I'll start: Bryce Harper is coming to Minny for 6 years @ 180M. Feel free to mention this anywhere, but leave out the part that I have absolutely no idea what I am talking about.

I want to see Twitter videos of Falvey wearing a fake mustache at the airport pretending to be an Uber driver in New York... Whenever Corbin flies in, he picks him up and drives him to Minnesota instead!

Is that TOO MUCH to ask for?

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 08:07 AM

I want to see Twitter videos of Falvey wearing a fake mustache at the airport pretending to be an Uber driver in New York... Whenever Corbin flies in, he picks him up and drives him to Minnesota instead!
Is that TOO MUCH to ask for?


Thoughts and prayers.
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Posted 14 November 2018 - 08:41 AM

Perhaps some of the slowness is the result of MLB teams colluding, errr ummm, I mean "cooperating", to tamp down the free agent market?

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 09:23 AM

 

If the GMs make all their moves early the owners might see little reason to fund their week of living decadent at the Winter Meetings, which this year I believe is being held in Vegas.

 

My kids do this too. They hold off on doing homework or cleaning their rooms knowing if they get me anxious enough I'll start offering bribes.

That is just good parenting ;)

 

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 09:28 AM

Yes

The panel would also have accepted... well, pretty much anything actually. :)

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 09:29 AM

 

Other sports have rapid fire free agency. Maybe it's fitting that the MLB is a more methodical event.

In other sports you pretty much know what you are getting when signing the big names, in baseball not so much?


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Posted 14 November 2018 - 09:30 AM

Go the distance! :)


Is he Spain?
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#52 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 09:34 AM

And looks like we've found the offseason game thread.


That means we won, right?

Winnah!

Er, not that i wish to jinx the off season... Sorry about that.
But good jinx might reduce our boredom.

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 10:18 AM

 

I want to see Twitter videos of Falvey wearing a fake mustache at the airport pretending to be an Uber driver in New York... Whenever Corbin flies in, he picks him up and drives him to Minnesota instead!

Is that TOO MUCH to ask for?

 

That sounds like a sequel to Midnight Run. I'm guessing there will be an exciting car chase through Pennsylvania involving Andy McPhail and the Philly Phanatic and then some kind of double cross in Chicago where Theo Epstien kidnaps what appears to be Corbin tied up, gagged and with a bag over his head in the trunk of Falvey's car but when he gets to Wrigley field and removes the bag he finds out it's actually Logan Morrison. The final shot of the movie would have Bryce Harper greeting newly best friends Falvey and Corbin as they get off of a Greyhound outside of Target Field saying "Welcome home!"

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 11:51 AM

Perhaps some of the slowness is the result of MLB teams colluding, errr ummm, I mean "cooperating", to tamp down the free agent market?

its been like this for years, but agree for the likelihood of the hot stove season being slower longer because of the changing market for mid tier free agents

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 12:45 PM

 

 

nothing happening? seriously? you musta missed this bombshell:

 

Why are MLB managers so short?

 

http://www.espn.com/...-managers-short

From the article: The one exception among the recent batch of turnovers is in Minnesota, where Rocco Baldelli  [6'4"]... replaced 6-foot Paul Molitor.

 

The Falvine team obviously identified that tall managers were being undervalued and made the smart play here.

 

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 12:59 PM




From the article: The one exception among the recent batch of turnovers is in Minnesota, where Rocco Baldelli [6'4"]... replaced 6-foot Paul Molitor.

The Falvine team obviously identified that tall managers were being undervalued and made the smart play here.


You get more manager for yer money.
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Cutting my carbs...with a pizza slicer.


#57 ashburyjohn

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 01:21 PM

You get more manager for yer money.

As a first time manager probably making $700K or so, even Eddie Gaedel would deliver good price/performance compared to the Maddons and Franconas of the league.

 

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#58 Mike Sixel

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 01:28 PM

 

You get more manager for yer money.

 

That's what I tell myself on the golf course when I hit it all over the place, I get to see more of the course and use it more than my dad who just hits it down the middle......

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I remain hopeful on Buxton and Sano.....but I'd not bet the franchise on them.


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Posted 14 November 2018 - 03:19 PM

That's what I tell myself on the golf course when I hit it all over the place, I get to see more of the course and use it more than my dad who just hits it down the middle......


Unless if you're putting on scuba gear and diving into the water, I'm not sure you're seeing MORE of the course...
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Posted 14 November 2018 - 04:46 PM

 

Unless if you're putting on scuba gear and diving into the water, I'm not sure you're seeing MORE of the course...

 

from more angles? better?

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I remain hopeful on Buxton and Sano.....but I'd not bet the franchise on them.