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    Today, 11:14 AM
    I want him blocking the young guys. The stupid service time rules the MLB uses makes it punitive to the team to bring prospects up too soon. Why...
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    Yesterday, 10:25 PM
    Yes they think theyíre smarter than other teams. They likely believe they have to be because they donít have the luxury of a large payroll to make...
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    02-22-2018, 07:05 AM
    They just need the leadership to create a better system and sell it to the players and owners. I donít believe that have that leadership right now.
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    02-21-2018, 09:03 PM
    Fagraphs makes the argument that they are trying to get both better and cheaper. ...
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    02-21-2018, 04:30 PM
    I wonder if they could implement a system that was a transition towards better pay for younger players. That would offset some of the immediate pain...
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    02-20-2018, 10:33 PM
    Itís also not their fault that the MLBPA did such a poor job of representing their members. Unfortunately they probably wonít fix the problem...
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    02-20-2018, 09:42 PM
    GasMan replied to a thread News: Rays-Yanks-D-Backs trade in MLB
    They have a relatively limited revenue stream and have had no ability to move to where fans will come and see them. Imagine if they had the same...
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    02-20-2018, 06:09 PM
    You wonder if there is something the Rays know that hasnít been made public yet. This seems like a reaction to an off the field issue.
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    02-20-2018, 03:01 PM
    GasMan replied to a thread News: MLB to initiate pace of play rules in MLB
    Pitcher and catcher would just have earpieces or helmets with speakers (thereís been a push for pitchers to wear a more protective head gear...
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    02-19-2018, 06:10 PM
    GasMan replied to a thread News: MLB to initiate pace of play rules in MLB
    I donít know why they canít use miked helmets for the pitcher and catcher. Would take some experimenting to get the tech and logistics right but...
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    02-19-2018, 06:07 PM
    GasMan replied to a thread News: Padres sign Eric Hosmer in MLB
    Years 6-8 will only be $13 million per (or non-existent if he opts out). If they determined that they wanted Hosmer, itís not a bad way to sign him. ...
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    02-19-2018, 05:59 PM
    They are working within the rules of the last CBA. The MLBPA needs to do a better job with the next CBA to get better control earlier in their...
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    02-18-2018, 08:56 AM
    Moving these players isnít the issue, especially the pitchers, since they have a lot of talent in the minor leagues that will need to graduate. I am...
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    02-18-2018, 08:42 AM
    GasMan replied to a thread News: Padres sign Eric Hosmer in MLB
    I think this was a smart way of satisfying Hosmerís desire to have a ridiculously long contract without hamstringing themselves. They were likely...
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    02-17-2018, 01:41 PM
    Thatís a hard argument to make to a guy like JD Martinez. Heís watched others get theirs and now he wants his. Itís not going to be a lot easier...
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    02-15-2018, 01:35 PM
    GasMan replied to a thread Build a new stadium ? Really ? in MLB
    Players take deals, players restructure their contracts, teams dump bad contracts on teams looking to clear the floor...
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    02-14-2018, 11:01 PM
    GasMan replied to a thread Build a new stadium ? Really ? in MLB
    Thereís a huge advantage in playing in New York. You get to live in NYC, better endorsement money, more prestige, history. TB/Ybor/Orlando are nice...
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    02-14-2018, 02:23 PM
    Whaaaa? Itís gonna be a fun year. The start of the next dynasty.
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    02-12-2018, 04:42 PM
    GasMan replied to a thread Build a new stadium ? Really ? in MLB
    And the low revenue stream is in part because of the venue and itís location.
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    02-12-2018, 07:35 AM
    GasMan replied to a thread Tanking Tax? in MLB
    Of course, why would I want to take the crappy parts. MLBPA needs smart leadership that can fix the CBA where it is clearly starting to not work. ...
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    02-12-2018, 12:48 AM
    GasMan replied to a thread Discussion: Are baseball players overpaid? in MLB
    Itís absolutely an occupation. The amount time that was dedicated to becoming elite athletes is significant. Whether or not they deserve the level...
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    02-12-2018, 12:41 AM
    GasMan replied to a thread Discussion: Are baseball players overpaid? in MLB
    Itís our own doing. Thereís no ESPN or ProSports forum equivalent for teachers for a reason. We donít value them the way we do sports stars.
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    02-12-2018, 12:38 AM
    GasMan replied to a thread Tanking Tax? in MLB
    Again, your asking for a cap/floor and really wanting a % revenue guarantee. These are not the same thing although they have occurred in the same...
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    02-11-2018, 02:23 PM
    GasMan replied to a thread Tanking Tax? in MLB
    Caps/floors/luxury taxes no caps/floors/luxury taxes neither way ensures a higher percentage of pay to the players. Only that some salaries will be...
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    02-11-2018, 07:14 AM
    GasMan replied to a thread Tanking Tax? in MLB
    And those of us arguing against a cap/floor have argued about the reality of what it is. It caps salaries, just ask LeBron, Curry, Durant, Brady who...
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    02-10-2018, 10:39 PM
    GasMan replied to a thread Discussion: Are baseball players overpaid? in MLB
    Why ruin a great steak by complaining about it? Either itís worth the cost or it isnt. As soon as you place that order, you are saying itís worth...
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    02-10-2018, 10:27 PM
    GasMan replied to a thread Discussion: Are baseball players overpaid? in MLB
    It a matter of the direction of causation. More revenue can lead to high salaries but higher salaries do not lead to higher revenue.
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    02-10-2018, 10:21 PM
    GasMan replied to a thread Tanking Tax? in MLB
    I think you are arguing about a piece of the puzzle but ignoring the big picture. Salary caps are a control on player salaries, by definition. Itís...
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    02-10-2018, 09:29 PM
    GasMan replied to a thread Discussion: Are baseball players overpaid? in MLB
    Teams charge as much as fans will pay. Player ask for as much as teams will pay. Thatís it. They donít charge more for a hot dog if they just...
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    02-10-2018, 09:22 PM
    GasMan replied to a thread Tanking Tax? in MLB
    I try and follow this argument but it seems to be just arguing he said he said stuff. I feel like there should be a reset on this discussion. Are...
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