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eaterfan last won the day on January 25 2015

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  1. Chargers need to take a knee there or go for the touchdown. I don't understand running the ball and risking a bad exchange and then scoring. Either you want to score or you want to burn clock.
  2. It's not really about the girl. It's that he spent the entire press conference talking about how it was a gut wrenching loss. He spent the whole offseason talking about how they were going to be the hardest working team and staff. Then he didn't fly home on the plane with the team. I didn't find it to be a big deal, but I guess in NFL culture it's a big thing. Coaches spend that time going over the game with the team and watching film. He also didn't take accountability with the team the way he would expect them to. It just shows to the team he's not putting in the effort and/or he doesn't care. The issue is that he's losing the locker room for that, not that he got a lap dance. https://theathletic.com/podcast/211-the-athletic-football-show/?episode=201 Here's Mitchell Schwartz talking about why it's a big deal and a disaster for him in the locker room. He is the second guest about halfway through the podcast. It's really worth a listen if you genuinely want to know why NFL people think this is a big deal. If you just want to complain about cancel culture then it won't change your mind. Here's his former player at tOSU, Ryan Chazier, talking about it and basically saying the same thing. I didn't really see why it was a big deal either until I started listening to a bunch of former players saying it was.
  3. I guess that means the Angels are moving to Monterrey.
  4. You think that would be best? I imagine most Vegas locals don't live near the strip and probably want to avoid it as much as possible. It's not football where nearly every game is on a weekend so you can spend all day there, work isn't a concern that day, each visiting team plays there once a year, and you only have to go 8-10 times a year (if you count preseason). Baseball is every day, it's on weekdays, it's after work (or even during). Football is an event and baseball is a game. I'm not a Vegas expert and maybe locals live near the strip, frequent it often, and like going down there. But I think for baseball, you really need to focus on making things better and more convenient for the local fan base compared to football. Will Angels fans show up to more games in Vegas than Oakland? Probably. But we'll have 9 games there each year. How often are they making the trip? How different is that number if the game is a 30 minute Uber away in Henderson? Now think about Vegas locals and think about the reverse situation? How much more or less often are they likely to go to a game if it's on the strip vs. in Henderson or wherever?
  5. Yeah, that's why it'll be indoors. In Oakland it's outdoors and I'm hoping they end up staying.
  6. Sad. I don't like indoor baseball as much. It's just slightly off.
  7. I agree. It seems like a no brainer to offer a QO on him. The Angels have had few FAs who fit the category of players who they should make a QO to and he is one of them. The two key factors are annual salary compared to QO and chance he'll get a better long term offer. I don't think the QO will be much higher than he'll get on an annual basis so the Angels can live with it if he takes it and I think it's likely he'll get an offer much better. People should also consider that maybe the Angels keep him long term and having the QO on him will give them a stronger negotiating position. If the QO reduces his market so much that he is considering taking it, then maybe the Angels can offer him a 3 year deal on more favorable terms than they could have without extending it to him.
  8. Also, they've found most of the drop in batting average over the last decade on balls in play has been from outfielders playing deeper, not from the shift.
  9. I'm not saying he can't succeed, but it should be noted that the league average fastball velocity has increased quite a bit since Washburn made his debut. Percy was throwing absolute gas at 95 when I was a kid. Now everyone throws 95. Hitter have adjusted. Obviously control, movement, tunneling, release, etc. all matter, too. But comparing velocities to guys 20 years ago doesn't seem to have much relevance to today's game.
  10. The epitome of an arm chair GM. "When our players are duds I'd like to trade them for other teams best players. Now that they are good I would prefer to hang onto them." I get that you want to trade bad players for good players, but that isn't how trades generally work. Trades usually involve trading old players for young players to better fit a window, cheap players for expensive ones to reduce payroll, low ceiling high floor players for high ceiling low floor players to increase certainty, one surplus position for another in need, etc. What has changed over the last year (other than the performance of Marsh and Adell) that has changed your reasons for not making the trade? Did the Angels pitching get better so they have less of a need for pitching? Have Mike Trout and Justin Upton's injuries made you more worried about the need for 4 good outfielders for the Angels? If the answer is that it's really just performance, then the trade probably wasn't reasonable in the first place or that's it's probably still worth doing. MLB GMs aren't going off a player struggling for a month and a half or getting hot for a month and a half, either.
  11. Ummm... This wasn't cocaine. It was pain killer which Angels doctors may have put him on to start with. I'm not sure how much you have been following the issues with Oxycotin, but the company knowingly lied about how addictive it was. I'm not saying the team doctors are responsible for knowing about it either, but when a Dr. prescribes medicine for you, and you take it, you may be addicted before you know it. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/08/health/purdue-pharma-opioids-settlement.html
  12. I think there were questions with Kendrick's defense in the minors. People (minor league evaluators) were pretty surprised with his defense when he came up. I think part of it may have had to do with the other guys in the system. Aybar and (I can't recall the second baseman that we traded to KC and eventually got back) were both supposed to be awesome defensively.
  13. Then pay them for their time there! "These guys work hard all day, we shouldn't pay them. What use would they have for money when they spend all day at work?" Maybe it's just me, but I don't think these guys work such long hours that they don't need money is a persuasive argument that the system isn't exploitative.
  14. Sadly, this may be worse than exploited college athletes. 1) NCAA players get to pick where they play. MiLB (and MLB players for that matter) are assigned where they play 2) NCAA players are housed, fed, and provided an education which is worth more than what MiLB players are paid (salary, not signing bonus) 3) NCAA players can transfer. You don't like the situation at school one, you can move to school two. MiLB can't change teams. This isn't true for all athletes and all sports. Baseball players on partial scholarships aren't in as good a situation as football or basketball players, obviously. Also, there are certainly advantages to MiLB. If you are drafted early, you get a signing bonus. (NIL rules may mitigate these advantages going forward). And coaches in the minor leagues are trying to develop players and not win at all costs. Pitchers don't throw 130 pitches in a game or 250 in a week in the minors. Hitters aren't bunting every 5th PA, etc.
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