Dtwncbad

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    Dtwncbad got a reaction from Lazorko Saves in HAPPY BOBBY BONILLA DAY!!!   
    I never made any comment about the Mets dealings with Madhoff. That guy was a crook. 
    I only said it is silly to mock the Mets for the terms they did with Bonilla.  The actual financial math on that deal from the Mets side (and Bonilla’s side) is absolutely reasonable.
    My input is basically it is mathematically ignorant or lazy to even recognize “Bobby Bonilla Day” because it suggests the Mets made a stupid reckless deal with Bonilla.  It’s a square deal math wise.
    Thats all.
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    Dtwncbad got a reaction from Randy Gradishar in HAPPY BOBBY BONILLA DAY!!!   
    The mocking of the Mets on this is dumb.
    Private equity investors can get 12-15% returns, so the Mets were definitely not stupid to defer at 8%.
    The point is nobody can really have a valid opinion as to whether the Mets deferring a financial responsibility at 8% without knowing exactly what the expected return was for other investment opportunities OR knowing the cost of other debt that could be retired instead.
    Basically the Mets borrowed from Bonilla at 8%.  Personally, where do I sign up?  I will gladly borrow millions of dollars at 8% and use some leverage to be very, very happy with the outcome.
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    Dtwncbad got a reaction from RendZone in 50 game season   
    I'm 53.   No thanks on second rate stuff.  A 50 game season is a six pack of warm Lucky Lager, a cold Little Caesar's cheese pizza, and Rosy ODonnell wanting to sit on your face because she is out of toilet paper.
    Pass.
     
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    Dtwncbad got a reaction from Fourts in 50 game season   
    I'm 53.   No thanks on second rate stuff.  A 50 game season is a six pack of warm Lucky Lager, a cold Little Caesar's cheese pizza, and Rosy ODonnell wanting to sit on your face because she is out of toilet paper.
    Pass.
     
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    Dtwncbad got a reaction from AngelsLakersFan in Players and Owners far apart   
    All I have to say is the owners refuse to share their real financials with anyone other than someone considering buying their team.
    Given that, the concept of the owners expecting the players to “be their partner” in accepting a contrived pay structure based on what works for them is absurd.
    No.
    Either open the real books to create a real partnership with full financial disclosure or propose a simple prorated salary simply adjusted for the number of games this season will have.
    But if I were a player or represented the players, any proposal other than a simple prorated salary that doesn’t include full financial transparency is a non starter.
    Funny how teams that always cry poor sell for gargantuan profits to the owner after the proposed buyer actually sees the real financials and makes an offer accordingly.
    For the first time ever, I really don’t care if there is baseball this year.  Whatever season they come up with, it’s going to be an asterisk season no matter what.
    Maybe the silver lining is the owners get forced to make a decision.  Are you “partners” or are you employers?  The owners gotta stop trying to have It both ways.
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    Dtwncbad got a reaction from Tank in No longer eligible HOF players   
    I am not sure anyone can really make the case TODAY for Bobby Grich NOT being worthy of the HOF considering:
    1). Where he sits all time among 2B in lots of categories
    2).  Looking at newer measurements like lifetime WAR (not end all be all, but worthy of being part of the analysis)
    3). The fact that he was irrefutably better than many others in the HOF
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    Dtwncbad got a reaction from ScruffytheJanitor in No longer eligible HOF players   
    I am not sure anyone can really make the case TODAY for Bobby Grich NOT being worthy of the HOF considering:
    1). Where he sits all time among 2B in lots of categories
    2).  Looking at newer measurements like lifetime WAR (not end all be all, but worthy of being part of the analysis)
    3). The fact that he was irrefutably better than many others in the HOF
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    Dtwncbad got a reaction from Jeremiah in Players and Owners far apart   
    All I have to say is the owners refuse to share their real financials with anyone other than someone considering buying their team.
    Given that, the concept of the owners expecting the players to “be their partner” in accepting a contrived pay structure based on what works for them is absurd.
    No.
    Either open the real books to create a real partnership with full financial disclosure or propose a simple prorated salary simply adjusted for the number of games this season will have.
    But if I were a player or represented the players, any proposal other than a simple prorated salary that doesn’t include full financial transparency is a non starter.
    Funny how teams that always cry poor sell for gargantuan profits to the owner after the proposed buyer actually sees the real financials and makes an offer accordingly.
    For the first time ever, I really don’t care if there is baseball this year.  Whatever season they come up with, it’s going to be an asterisk season no matter what.
    Maybe the silver lining is the owners get forced to make a decision.  Are you “partners” or are you employers?  The owners gotta stop trying to have It both ways.
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    Dtwncbad got a reaction from Tank in Changes you would like to see at a renovated or brand new Angel Stadium?   
    The one main thing I would like to see in the ballpark going forward is baseball games.
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    Dtwncbad got a reaction from Angel Oracle in Changes you would like to see at a renovated or brand new Angel Stadium?   
    The one main thing I would like to see in the ballpark going forward is baseball games.
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    Dtwncbad got a reaction from Lhalo in Changes you would like to see at a renovated or brand new Angel Stadium?   
    The one main thing I would like to see in the ballpark going forward is baseball games.
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    Dtwncbad got a reaction from Theo Huxtable in Changes you would like to see at a renovated or brand new Angel Stadium?   
    The one main thing I would like to see in the ballpark going forward is baseball games.
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    Dtwncbad got a reaction from ten ocho recon scout in Changes you would like to see at a renovated or brand new Angel Stadium?   
    The one main thing I would like to see in the ballpark going forward is baseball games.
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    Dtwncbad reacted to Blarg in Angel players you thought would become stars   
    I'm going to roll the clock back a bit with Daryl Sconiers. He was killing it in the Angels minor leagues, his age 21 season in double A was outstanding and was touted as Carew's eventual replacement. He got a lot of playing time in '83, did ok for a rookie, you could see he had a great swing but not a lot of power.
    Then, cocaine. Ruined his career prospects and the Angels let him go in 85. 
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    Dtwncbad got a reaction from Angel Oracle in Pujols and Corona   
    I know you are correct.  Just pointing out what is obvious to me.  He needed two seasons of being healthy, batting .240ish, to get to 700.
    Its not gonna happen now.  
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    Dtwncbad got a reaction from AngelsLakersFan in Pujols and Corona   
    I understand the very valid point that unless the Angels have someone who can outperform Albert, then Albert should just play.
    I don’t think anybody disagrees with that.
    But at some point if you want to win and the goal is to put the best team possible on the field, the you deliberately go get somebody that would outperform him rather than making the excuse that we have no knowledge that Thais or Ward would do any better.
    If Pujols hits .179 and Ward/Thais hit .160, do you really just roll with Albert because you don’t have a better alternative in house or do you go get somebody?
    I don’t hate Albert.  Never did.  I just want to win and I am not very interested in sitting through the fade.
    What is funny is in years past it was “The offense isn’t good enough anyway.  An upgrade from Albert doesn’t make the difference necessary, so what is the point?”
    And now I suppose I am going to hear the offense is good enough with Rendon (and Adell on the way) to survive Albert.  I think this is worse than the old excuse.
    Just keeping an inning alive with a potent lineup rather than making an out (or two for that matter with a gidp) can get you another 3 or 4 runs.
    Anyway, I accept the reality of playing the best player you have but I reject that you can just stay with that if the best you have is hurting you.  
    Go make a deal and address it.  It’s time to win.
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    Dtwncbad reacted to hangin n wangin in Pujols and Corona   
    This virus will only give him more time for his legs to heal. He will come back better and stronger than ever and may even be in the best shape of his life. 
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    Dtwncbad got a reaction from PattyD22 in Pujols and Corona   
    I understand the very valid point that unless the Angels have someone who can outperform Albert, then Albert should just play.
    I don’t think anybody disagrees with that.
    But at some point if you want to win and the goal is to put the best team possible on the field, the you deliberately go get somebody that would outperform him rather than making the excuse that we have no knowledge that Thais or Ward would do any better.
    If Pujols hits .179 and Ward/Thais hit .160, do you really just roll with Albert because you don’t have a better alternative in house or do you go get somebody?
    I don’t hate Albert.  Never did.  I just want to win and I am not very interested in sitting through the fade.
    What is funny is in years past it was “The offense isn’t good enough anyway.  An upgrade from Albert doesn’t make the difference necessary, so what is the point?”
    And now I suppose I am going to hear the offense is good enough with Rendon (and Adell on the way) to survive Albert.  I think this is worse than the old excuse.
    Just keeping an inning alive with a potent lineup rather than making an out (or two for that matter with a gidp) can get you another 3 or 4 runs.
    Anyway, I accept the reality of playing the best player you have but I reject that you can just stay with that if the best you have is hurting you.  
    Go make a deal and address it.  It’s time to win.
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    Dtwncbad got a reaction from Vladdylonglegs in Pujols and Corona   
    I understand the very valid point that unless the Angels have someone who can outperform Albert, then Albert should just play.
    I don’t think anybody disagrees with that.
    But at some point if you want to win and the goal is to put the best team possible on the field, the you deliberately go get somebody that would outperform him rather than making the excuse that we have no knowledge that Thais or Ward would do any better.
    If Pujols hits .179 and Ward/Thais hit .160, do you really just roll with Albert because you don’t have a better alternative in house or do you go get somebody?
    I don’t hate Albert.  Never did.  I just want to win and I am not very interested in sitting through the fade.
    What is funny is in years past it was “The offense isn’t good enough anyway.  An upgrade from Albert doesn’t make the difference necessary, so what is the point?”
    And now I suppose I am going to hear the offense is good enough with Rendon (and Adell on the way) to survive Albert.  I think this is worse than the old excuse.
    Just keeping an inning alive with a potent lineup rather than making an out (or two for that matter with a gidp) can get you another 3 or 4 runs.
    Anyway, I accept the reality of playing the best player you have but I reject that you can just stay with that if the best you have is hurting you.  
    Go make a deal and address it.  It’s time to win.
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    Dtwncbad got a reaction from JustATroutFan in Pujols and Corona   
    I agree.  I personally don’t care.  But tons of people do, including players who want to be the unique answer to questions like, “Name the only three player in history with a .300 average, blah blah, and blah blah.”
    Maybe he doesn’t care who knows.
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    Dtwncbad got a reaction from Tank in OC Register: Former Angels star Jim Edmonds in hospital for coronavirus testing   
    Once an Angel.  Once a Cardinals.  Always a Cheetah.
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    Dtwncbad got a reaction from Angel Oracle in Eppler needs to make a trade right now   
    That’s how dumb this guy is.  Most of us just take the phone with us.
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    Dtwncbad got a reaction from Jay in Eppler needs to make a trade right now   
    That’s how dumb this guy is.  Most of us just take the phone with us.
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    Dtwncbad got a reaction from Fish Oil in Eppler needs to make a trade right now   
    That’s how dumb this guy is.  Most of us just take the phone with us.
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    Dtwncbad got a reaction from Blarg in Eppler needs to make a trade right now   
    That’s how dumb this guy is.  Most of us just take the phone with us.