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    Sticky: "not a problem" doesn't mean it can't be...

    "not a problem" doesn't mean it can't be improved. Coghlan/Denorfia as your two bench outfielders is kinda awesome.
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    Sticky: ^Johnson is hurt. Strained lat. He wouldn't be...

    ^Johnson is hurt. Strained lat. He wouldn't be out that long except he basically hasn't warmed up at all, so it'll be a bit before he's ready to start.

    Almora must have decided he didn't like his...
  3. Thread: Kris Bryant

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    I like the assumption that Boras is calling the...

    I like the assumption that Boras is calling the media and not the other way around.

    Cubs fans created the Bryant story by become prospect fappers for years. If you guys didn't eat up every last...
  4. Thread: Kris Bryant

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    The Cubs were going to be delaying it regardless...

    The Cubs were going to be delaying it regardless of whether he was willing to sign an extension or not. The price of the extension is in large part determined by the service-time schedule.

    It's...
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    Not particularly. He can manage what he's given...

    Not particularly. He can manage what he's given or he's not worth the job.
  6. Thread: Kris Bryant

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    How dare he not accept way below market value for...

    How dare he not accept way below market value for his services. Jerk.
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    Sticky: Nope. Still wrong.

    Nope. Still wrong.
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    Sticky: Ricketts isn't dumb and probably took an...

    Ricketts isn't dumb and probably took an economics class at some point in his life. He understands sunk cost fallacy, I presume.
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    Sticky: Scenario A: Pay Jackson 22 million Jackson...

    Scenario A:

    Pay Jackson 22 million
    Jackson pitches for you

    Scenario B:
    Pay Jackson 22 million
    Pitcher X pitchers for you
    Pay Pitcher X $500k
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    Sticky: Repeating sunk cost fallacy doesn't make it any...

    Repeating sunk cost fallacy doesn't make it any less of a fallacy.



    In that scenario, the new player's salary is a factor, but Jackson's still isn't.
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    Sticky: In that case, it wouldn't be the money, it would...

    In that case, it wouldn't be the money, it would be Jackson's intractable roster position vs. his equal that can be optioned.
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    Sticky: That's simply incorrect. If you think he can be...

    That's simply incorrect. If you think he can be useful to the team, then he's earning the roster spot because you think he can be valuable to the team. Nothing to do with his salary.

    I think the...
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    Sticky: What does feeling he has the ability to be a...

    What does feeling he has the ability to be a useful guy in hopes of moving him later have to do with his salary?
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    Holy crap another week of this? ST is about 3...

    Holy crap another week of this? ST is about 3 weeks longer than it needs to be.
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    Sticky: I don't love it or dislike it. It's just a thing....

    I don't love it or dislike it. It's just a thing.

    It's not like it makes much difference if your CF plays LF for 10 games, or your SS plays 3b for a week. It's all pretty much the same. Catch the...
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    Sticky: They're "eating" the salary at the same pace no...

    They're "eating" the salary at the same pace no matter what.
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    Sticky: I'm not sure Vogelbach could get out of a...

    I'm not sure Vogelbach could get out of a catcher's squat without help.
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    Sticky: Vogelbach better get a waiver, unless 1b and DH...

    Vogelbach better get a waiver, unless 1b and DH counts.
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    Alright then. Hope they are right.

    Alright then. Hope they are right.
  20. Thread: Kris Bryant

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    But, and I guess I understand that this is very,...

    But, and I guess I understand that this is very, very hard for some fans to acknowledge:

    It wasn't just a matter of "The CBA doesn't stop them from making whatever roster moves they want." And...
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    If this is simply a matter of "this is what's...

    If this is simply a matter of "this is what's agreed to in the contract," why do the Cubs feel the need to lie about it?
  22. Thread: Kris Bryant

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    http://articles.latimes.com/2007/sep/29/sports/sp-...

    http://articles.latimes.com/2007/sep/29/sports/sp-dodrep29

    Consider that *maybe* your gut reactions to this aren't all there is, and learn.
  23. Thread: Kris Bryant

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    If that were true, then you could just send a guy...

    If that were true, then you could just send a guy to the minors instead of putting him on the DL and claim it is a "baseball reason."
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    The recourse is retroactively awarding the...

    The recourse is retroactively awarding the service time.
  25. Thread: Kris Bryant

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    That's not what it means, unfortunately.

    That's not what it means, unfortunately.
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