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    Josh Thole (2014): 2.9 rF*|#28 of 105 Thole is...

    Josh Thole (2014): 2.9 rF*|#28 of 105

    Thole is a not a positive offensive player, he has almost no power to speak of, is at best a 0.250 hitter, and is quite frankly not a MLB-caliber catcher.
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  2. Poll: Another solid draft with a good deal of talent...

    Another solid draft with a good deal of talent throughout. However, I am going to fill out the back end of the bullpen as well.


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    2. 1B - Albert Pujols - 1999 - 90.6...
  3. Poll: Wait till you see my back-up catcher. :smoking:

    Wait till you see my back-up catcher.

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  4. Poll: A great deal of solid talent here, cannot pass up...

    A great deal of solid talent here, cannot pass up Votto's bat.

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    2. 1B - Albert Pujols - 1999 - 90.6 fWAR|5.9 fWAR/600 PA
    3. 2B - Chase Utley - 2000 - 59.2 fWAR|5.6...
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    Sticky: The existence of general market corrections and...

    The existence of general market corrections and "bubble" crashes in history has nothing to do with the specific financial state of the modern MLB status quo.

    Despite the arm-chair commentators...
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    Sticky: The issue with people who talk about a market...

    The issue with people who talk about a market correction is that we are already seeing a market correction.

    As the Media $$ starts to roll into baseball teams are becoming more and more capable of...
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    Sticky: What is the point of complaining about the cost...

    What is the point of complaining about the cost of wins in baseball when you are not paying for them?

    Free Agent market values have been steadily increasing and in the current climate certain...
  8. Except of course that none of the models hold...

    Except of course that none of the models hold predictive accuracy anywhere near what you are implying and that the descriptive models (as in, analyzing what has already happened) are only useful as...
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    Sticky: Time to see if the Yankees can actually manage to...

    Time to see if the Yankees can actually manage to exist in a baseball world where there are other teams that can match them blow for blow with revenue...
  10. Hey, when you have a team as successful as the...

    Hey, when you have a team as successful as the D-Backs, you can say whatever you want...


    ...because literally no one cares.
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    Sticky: :laugh2: Yeah, the sooner baseball gets over...

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    Yeah, the sooner baseball gets over its ego and accepts this, the better it will be for the sport.
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    Sticky: I like the Martin trade; ground ball reliever...

    I like the Martin trade; ground ball reliever with decent peripherals who should do ok with the Yankees.

    Only cost $$ and that is something I will never complain overly much about.

    As for Kang,...
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    Sticky: Sabathia is a power pitcher who relies heavily...

    Sabathia is a power pitcher who relies heavily upon his fastball (60% of his pitches thrown) and the velocity differential it creates with this breaking pitches. When he was younger and/or not...
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    Sticky: Quite to the contrary, the "stat geeks" would be...

    Quite to the contrary, the "stat geeks" would be the ones to point out how Mussina managed to maintain his peripherals into the later stages of his career, that he managed solid control, and that...
  15. Wait...you can watch games? :crazy:

    Wait...you can watch games? :crazy:
  16. Poll: And to be fair, almost any starter can transition...

    And to be fair, almost any starter can transition into a relief role without much issue.
  17. Poll: IceHawk's New York Ice Men Cometh baseball team...

    IceHawk's New York Ice Men Cometh baseball team is an AL expansion team poised to compete with the Yankees for the NY market.

    Or in other words, 1 less pitcher spot. ;)
  18. Poll: Time to finish up my infield; always wanted David...

    Time to finish up my infield; always wanted David Wright, think he is a great player.

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    2. 1B - Albert Pujols - 1999 - 90.6 fWAR|5.9 fWAR/600 PA
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    I do not think Cashman is done…

    I do not think Cashman is done…
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    Guys, Cashman doubled down on the Youth Movement...

    Guys, Cashman doubled down on the Youth Movement the moment he shipped Prado and ManBan out of town.

    When you are planning on having a series of AAA prospects taking shots at starting positions...
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    Sticky: This is a solid point. Side by side or back to...

    This is a solid point.

    Side by side or back to back Ellsbury and Gardner can represent one of the best out-fields and top-of-the-lineup duos in baseball. They could wreck havoc with pitchers and...
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    Sticky: To be fair to both of us, I agreed with you that...

    To be fair to both of us, I agreed with you that this season Gardner did not demonstrate an elite defensive skill set, that his results were not up to his previous standards, and that combined with...
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    Sticky: Without access to the full revenue figures of the...

    Without access to the full revenue figures of the team and ownership's actual long-term plans in relation to expenditures vs. payroll vs. winning it is literally impossible to do the analysis you...
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