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    A very very expensive and questionable upgrade at...

    A very very expensive and questionable upgrade at SS is not the difference between mediocrity and 3 years of championship contention.
  2. He was 11th in wOBA and 8th in WAR among 2nd...

    He was 11th in wOBA and 8th in WAR among 2nd basemen last season.
    14th in wOBA and 8th in WAR in 2013
    .354 wOBA in 2011.
    Thats not because of positional value.
  3. He was 22 years old and put up a 1.3 WAR in half...

    He was 22 years old and put up a 1.3 WAR in half a season's worth of games while also destroying in the minors.
  4. No one is proven until they are given a chance. ...

    No one is proven until they are given a chance.


    On the topic, I agree a fancy scoreboard seems like a waste. Id rather have them spend it on the team too.
    I bet it will look awesome tho.
  5. Now THAT I would pay to see.

    Now THAT I would pay to see.
  6. It doesn't happen 'all the time'. Its quite rare...

    It doesn't happen 'all the time'. Its quite rare and its been getting safer and safer on average. 2013 was the safest year for cops since WW2.
    Truck drivers are twice as likely to die on the job as...
  7. Thread: Time Off?

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    Your class struggle employers-are-evil narrative...

    Your class struggle employers-are-evil narrative might sound nice to you, but what you are actually proposing is using violence to secure yourself paid time off at someone else's expense whether they...
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    Yeah sorry about that. It came out a lot worse...

    Yeah sorry about that. It came out a lot worse than I meant it to.



    No, it shouldn't. It should be looking at all of the available options.
    An apparent lack of rumors of other players that we...
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    He missed half the year in 2013, and was 9th-10th...

    He missed half the year in 2013, and was 9th-10th among SS's in war this past season with his lowest OPS in almost a decade. (.726)

    He is getting 22M a year for the next 3 years plus a 4M buyout...
  10. Thread: Time Off?

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    Its not a "woeful distinction". In a free...

    Its not a "woeful distinction".
    In a free country people are free to negotiate whether there should be paid time off or not, and how much of it they will have or give.
    One size does not fit all....
  11. The whole thing reeks of hypocrisy and tyranny. ...

    The whole thing reeks of hypocrisy and tyranny.
    While they pretend to support Charlie Hebdo and free speech they are locking people up for perceived antisemitism, racism, "condoning" or 'defending'...
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    Thor has value as a future player that will be...

    Thor has value as a future player that will be under team control at an affordable rate for several years, not just as a trade chip.
    You might be getting old and impatient and want to see them win...
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    More seriously tho, there is a time and place for...

    More seriously tho, there is a time and place for rebuilding and a time and place to trade prospects for legitimate proven talent. Sometimes its a good idea to do a combination of the two.

    We are...
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    Jose Reyes isn't exactly a world beater these...

    Jose Reyes isn't exactly a world beater these days. But you knew that.
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    The idea that we should give away our best...

    The idea that we should give away our best prospects for a slightly better chance to win now is an impatient argument for the sake of doing something.

    That is a loser's mentality.
    And if you...
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    This is another ad populum non-argument. I...

    This is another ad populum non-argument.


    I know you want to spend and spend and spend other people's money, but this has consequences and there isn't an unlimited supply of capital.
    Forcing...
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    There are a number of solutions that I wouldn't...

    There are a number of solutions that I wouldn't completely despise.
    I would support a transitional period allowing people to opt out if that is what they prefer.
    Immediate repeal without...
  18. You want to throw out projections while...

    You want to throw out projections while simultaneously arguing that Desmond "can possibly" provide more value..
    (and as fili astutely pointed out, you are projecting a win total as well)

    The...
  19. In 2014 Desmond's WAR was at 4.1 in a full...

    In 2014 Desmond's WAR was at 4.1 in a full season. Flores put up a 1.3 WAR in half a season as a rookie.
    Steamer projections put Desmond at 2.9 for 2015 and Flores at 1.7.
    That is with 106 fewer...
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    A weak semantics argument. The elements of the...

    A weak semantics argument. The elements of the pyramid scheme are obvious for anyone willing to look.
    Obviously there are differences between a mandatory government program and a traditional ponzi...
  21. "zero hope of finishing above .500" Meanwhile we...

    "zero hope of finishing above .500"
    Meanwhile we finished in 2nd place and had 79 wins last season without our best phenom pitcher, and are 12/1 to win the pennant this year.

    But lets for a...
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    Yes if you make cuts you alienate older voters....

    Yes if you make cuts you alienate older voters.
    If you up the retirement rate you alienate people retiring in the near future.
    And if you increase the payroll taxes to fund you harm current...
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    You fail to properly identify the situation. ...

    You fail to properly identify the situation.
    Big government, high taxes and wasteful spending is not necessarily in their best interests, not even if you claim thats who its supposed to help. The...
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    Its the worst kind of ponzi scheme. A mandatory...

    Its the worst kind of ponzi scheme. A mandatory one.

    "A Ponzi scheme is a fraudulent investment operation where the operator, an individual or organization, pays returns to its investors from new...
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    Poll: Stafford plays in a dome throwing to perhaps the...

    Stafford plays in a dome throwing to perhaps the best WR of all time not named Jerry Rice and he STILL has performed worse than Cutler in each of the last 3 seasons.
    Take a moment for that to sink...
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