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  1. Sure a lot of us said speed or power...but those...

    Sure a lot of us said speed or power...but those are just added benefits to the position. Take Rickey's OBP and runs scored and the speed and power just further distance him from anyone else.
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  2. If Hanley leads off his entire career, it will be...

    If Hanley leads off his entire career, it will be Rickey Henderson. To do what he did consistently for so many years simply can't be done again. To be the career leader in stolen bases, runs...
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    Poll: Sorry I jumped in late to be the grammar police,...

    Sorry I jumped in late to be the grammar police, but UGA fan was right. There are two "you're"s in the sentence. He clearly was pointing to the second one when he made it bold. In that instance,...
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    Poll: completely uneducated guess...boras gets the...

    completely uneducated guess...boras gets the package deal he's rumored to possibly be wanting. tex and tek to the orioles so that tek (a switch hitting, big catcher) can mentor weiters for the next...
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    Poll: Thank you for the kudos earlier. To me, though,...

    Thank you for the kudos earlier. To me, though, there really is competition. It may not be as evident in the AL East because of the two major teams that take up residence there. So I guess in that...
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    Poll: First, even though this recent string has pointed...

    First, even though this recent string has pointed statements in your general direction, not all of every post is going against what you've said. The dynasty comment was for some of the other posters...
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    Poll: What am I watching then?

    What am I watching then?
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    Poll: By the way...in my lifetime, I've seen 3...

    By the way...in my lifetime, I've seen 3 "dynasties" in the NFL, 2 in the NBA, and (arguably) 2 in the NHL. However, I've only seen 1 in baseball. I'm just saying.
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    Poll: It doesn't matter if I have as much of a chance...

    It doesn't matter if I have as much of a chance to see them win, but I have just as much a chance to believe they will. For me as a fan, it's more rewarding to see the creative ways my team decides...
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    Poll: They are starting somewhere. 0 is a starting...

    They are starting somewhere. 0 is a starting point. A salary cap does not require teams to spend money. The smaller market teams will never catch up in payroll because the owners simply don't want...
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    Poll: It doesn't matter that the teams were good, the...

    It doesn't matter that the teams were good, the argument was that the Yankees and Red Sox sign ALL the good players. I was just pointing out that they have not signed ALL of the good players. A...
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    Poll: Having $150 million to spend and actually...

    Having $150 million to spend and actually spending it are two different things. The teams with that space wouldn't spend that amount...period.
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    Poll: No, I don't...because when it comes down to it,...

    No, I don't...because when it comes down to it, they're only 2 teams. That leaves 6 other playoff spots open. The TV revenue that baseball gets because of teams like that making it through the...
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    Poll: Big name free agents like who? T.J. O'Sullivan? ...

    Big name free agents like who? T.J. O'Sullivan? Rex Grossman? In the NFL more of the great players are locked up long term by their original teams because the owners understand the value of...
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    Poll: Really? I dunno. I mean, it ties their hands...

    Really? I dunno. I mean, it ties their hands maybe for next year...maybe. What you guys aren't taking into account is that contracts come off the books each year, too. The Yankees didn't spend...
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    Poll: So you're saying that every so often any team can...

    So you're saying that every so often any team can compete, then? And you're using the Cardinals 7-9 record in defense? You realize that 7-9 is the same as 71-91, right? Just to bring that into...
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    Poll: Because at the beginning of every season, every...

    Because at the beginning of every season, every team is 0-0. Tampa Bay shocked the world and made it all the way to The Series this year. Kansas City or Baltimore could do the same this year. They...
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    Poll: Also, according to Forbes, the Brewers had an...

    Also, according to Forbes, the Brewers had an operating profit of $19.2 million.

    The Business of Baseball
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    Poll: Also, I'd be willing to be that most of the stuff...

    Also, I'd be willing to be that most of the stuff sold with an MLB logo on it happened to have a Yankees, Red Sox, Cubs, or Dodgers logo on it without looking at the numbers. Doesn't that penalize...
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    Poll: Ok, but that doesn't answer the question. What...

    Ok, but that doesn't answer the question. What did they do with their $24 million? I can guarantee CC brought a lot to their bottom line the last couple months of last season that they weren't...
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    Poll: What you don't understand is that for every big...

    What you don't understand is that for every big contract that the Yankees seem to sign, there is one that has come off the books. If you say the cap wouldn't be set lower than the current highest...
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    Poll: I apologize that my comment was wrong, especially...

    I apologize that my comment was wrong, especially when it comes to the NFL. However, it's hard to say the NFL is really that much more competitive than baseball. The only thing that fakes us into...
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    Poll: Also, who's to say they couldn't afford Tex at 20...

    Also, who's to say they couldn't afford Tex at 20 mil per year with a salary cap. There isn't one, so we don't know what the cap level would be, but you have to imagine they wouldn't arbitrarily set...
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    Poll: Yes you do. For one, and most importantly,...

    Yes you do. For one, and most importantly, because a salary cap doesn't mean the teams that aren't spending are going to spend up to it. All a salary cap insures is that the teams that have the...
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    Poll: To all of you Jays fans for the last...

    To all of you Jays fans for the last time...Rogers was worth $7.6 BILLION dollars Canadian, which is roughly $6.1 BILLION dollars american. I understand that it's a tough time now because he just...
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