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Baseball / Re: American League
« on: August 04, 2018, 07:23:53 PM »
What I said was "while keeping a guy from another team" is always an argument and a compelling one, I prefer my to make trades based on what is needed and the Yankees didn't need to get a guy for whom the talent they gave up could have been used to get a guy they did need.

I agree the Ys did not need Britton, they needed a starter, just like they did before the season started, so I assumed a part of Cashman's reasoning for acquiring a guy they did not need (Britton) and could afford, was to keep a needed asset from his competitors.

I do not recall you stating it was a compelling argument, but I do not possess perfect recall.
I always acknowledge and reject that argument. I don't think any team is good enough and wise enough to focus on another team's needs at the expense of their own.
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Now I'm confused, you've said you found it a compelling argument and now one you reject.

But I agree focusing on your own team's needs, and addressing them is a simpler and more effective strategy than to try and out-maneuver what an oppponent may do.

But I also think Cashman feels he's playing chess while everyone else is playing with themselves.

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Baseball / Re: American League
« on: August 04, 2018, 07:06:09 PM »
What I said was "while keeping a guy from another team" is always an argument and a compelling one, I prefer my to make trades based on what is needed and the Yankees didn't need to get a guy for whom the talent they gave up could have been used to get a guy they did need.

I agree the Ys did not need Britton, they needed a starter, just like they did before the season started, so I assumed a part of Cashman's reasoning for acquiring a guy they did not need (Britton) and could afford, was to keep a needed asset from his competitors.

I do not recall you stating it was a compelling argument, but I do not possess perfect recall.

2223
Baseball / Re: American League
« on: August 04, 2018, 06:58:31 PM »
Say what, Cash?

https://weei.radio.com/blogs/rob-bradford/red-sox-send-message-yankees-brian-cashman

White Sox, Astros, Twins, A's. Phils, Mariners all play Sox tougher this year than NY

Cashman sounded like Rex Ryan crying about the Pats.

2224
Baseball / Re: American League
« on: August 04, 2018, 06:55:09 PM »
You think Red Sox "needed" Eovaldi?  For what?

I am going on the premise that you did NOT think Yanks needed Britton (easy, since this is basically what you posted)

The 2 deals are identical, right down to the "we kept him from the opposition" stance.

The deals were not identical.

Britton was an established star closer, Eovaldi more of a lottery ticket starter.

Sox got priced out of the reliever market but could pick-up an end of the rotation starter who might be moved to the pen, or allow someone (Pom) to be moved to the pen.

Britton had a deep market

No one else wanted Eovaldi, which is why the Sox could get him.

and fwiw when I put forth the Ys keeping Britton away from Sox/Astro's was a tangible benefit, a return response disagreed with me.


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Baseball / Re: American League
« on: August 04, 2018, 06:48:10 PM »
alittle bit of added drama

alls well that ends well.

Eovaldi was a stud.

2226
Football / Re: NFL
« on: August 04, 2018, 11:30:41 AM »
tough night for Johnny Football up in Canada.

in other news happy 41st TB12.

According to a new book, Tom Brady refused to falsely blame equipment staffers in the Deflategate scandal.

AUGUST 3, 2018

"Tom Brady turned down a $1 million fine instead of a four-game suspension if he publicly implicated former Patriots equipment staffers John Jastremski and Jim McNally in the Deflategate scandal, according to a new book called “12: The Inside Story of Tom Brady’s Fight For Redemption’’ by Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge.

The book states NFL commissioner Roger Goodell “demanded that Brady state publicly that former Patriots equipment guys [John] Jastremski and [Jim] McNally had purposely tampered with footballs, even without his knowledge. Tom said no."

“There’s no way I’m gonna ruin these guys for something I believe they didn’t do,” Brady told NFL Players Association head DeMaurice Smith, according to the book.

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Baseball / Re: American League
« on: August 04, 2018, 11:07:11 AM »
that was a helluva gutsy performance and that game came a month after the 1-hitter

its a amazing he snuffed a great line-up Tribe team with no heater

Pedro could pitch.

good call.

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Baseball / Re: American League
« on: August 03, 2018, 11:32:10 PM »
I've seen lots of no-hitters, but I've never seen a better pitched game, nor a more dominant performance, than Pedro's when he pitched against the Ys in '99.

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Baseball / Re: National League
« on: August 03, 2018, 10:43:53 PM »
Well East coast teams are are fun
I really like to clap and cheer 
And the Southern teams with the way they hit
They knock me out when I'm down there

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Baseball / Re: American League
« on: August 03, 2018, 10:17:48 PM »
Porcello with a gem.

brings to mind Pedro's 1-hitter (Chili Davis dinger) of '99

I don't remember the earlier game, but Pedro was Pedro and when he threw a game like that, while it was appreciated it was not quite as surprising as seeing "Cy" Porcello do it.

A lovely game to see. I wonder what tomorrow will bring.

The Pedro game was the best game I've ever seen a pitcher pitch, with the Chili Davis hr (RF-yankee stadium) the only hit Pedro gave up that night.
17ks no walks.plunked Knobby.

Porcello not nearly as overpowering, but very efficient, and just throwing strikes.

real nice game.




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Baseball / Re: American League
« on: August 03, 2018, 09:36:51 PM »
Porcello with a gem.

brings to mind Pedro's 1-hitter (Chili Davis dinger) of '99

2232
Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: August 03, 2018, 02:04:12 PM »
The notion that one can express a worthwhile opinion in a single sentence is absurd.



wink, wink

The Uno philosophy of rhetoric succinctly and accurately described.

Nice work bart.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: August 03, 2018, 01:19:24 PM »
I suspect time is too short and brain cells to value of to waste any of.either on Brian Kilmeade's Twitter feed. Nice to see kid's idea of.useful links.

I don't dabble in the dark arts or the dark web, and I must admit I'm not up to snuff on Quazy conspiracy theories, but I do find Quid's links to alternative facts and alternative truths entertaining, if not at all relevant or enlightening.

Who is Q?

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Baseball / Re: American League
« on: August 02, 2018, 10:51:24 PM »
nice to see the top of the order get on base

couldn't smell a hit against Phillies

1-to-5 got base 20 times (16 hits)

outrageous

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Baseball / Re: American League
« on: August 02, 2018, 10:38:48 PM »
Sox down 4-0 and didn't quit.

Good CFBW

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