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Chavez Ravine last won the day on October 15 2017

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  1. Chavez Ravine

    2018 Winter Meetings Thread

    Professional athletes are near the bottom of my list of folks who are overcompensated for what they do, even with the ridiculous sums of money that some of them get paid. Unlike say, the CEO of Wells Fargo, it is kinda hard to find a replacement for Manny or Harper who would do better. Again, unlike the CEO of Wells Fargo, Manny and Harper have actually brought a smidgen of joy and excitement to my life.....and they didn't try to steal my identity or overcharge the interest on my home loan. I am not trying to say that Manny and Harper are worth that amount of money relative to the value folks like teachers or cops provide. But In a world where lots of yahoos with far less unique skills get paid just as ridiculous, if not more so, amounts of money I choose to direct my egregious pay ire elsewhere.
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    Update: Tim Beckham and Caleb Joseph Non-tendered

    My Dad drove a ‘75 Olds Cutlass Supreme with a rag top. It is currently sitting in his driveway under a tarp. I bet Elias feels like I do during my annual spring cleaning purge. Everything goes!! If you don’t look at it too closely you won’t have any regrets about missing it.
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    O's drafts vs. Astros, 2012-18

    I suspect the draft is more an excercise in not consistently screwing up than it is one of consistently beating the house. On one hand it is a long road to the Show for even the consensus talents. On the other, there is always a new crop of chances next year. Plus those chances have already been vetted to some extent by a market evaluation. You probably would be OK if you just based your picks on the publicly available data...or at least that might prevent you from screwing up more often than usual.
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    I think Brady could have a useful role being the go to cause of anything that goes wrong. Sort of like El Nino! That draft pick shows up with a weird new hitch in his swing: Brady sent him a training video. Elias turns Davis into our 5th starter/long man: on Brady's recommendation. Ed Sheeran night: a Brady pet project
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    Will Roch actually ask his questions?

    I have a few nagging questions that are even less likely to be asked: 1. How is Peter's health? We haven't seen him in a long time, and we have heard reports. 2. What happens to the team when he passes? 2. Do you think the MASN dispute is going to get resolved soon? 3. Your father had ethical issues with much of the international player market, to the point that he refused to participate in it. Do you have the same qualms or have things changed?
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    Update: Elias brings in Sig Mejdal:

    I can see the conversation now. "You have been a great assistant and your team has done a great job, but it is year four of the process and I need to buy some pitching"
  7. Is it coincidence that two of the current members of the RSDC are from teams (Toronto and Seattle) whose regional territories would be impacted by team movements/expansions that have been contemplated of late?
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    Elias & Mejdal - how excited are you?

    These hire(s) are fun and interesting independent of the on field results they hopefully produce. We should have lots of threads discussing some new thing the duo are trying to implement and less (none) about whether Brady is undermining things. Of course, given our history, having Ned Colletti come in and run things like a normal modern baseball operation would have been fun and interesting as well.
  9. It's like getting a Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model air rifle for Christmas.
  10. I think it was Sig's password the Cards stole.
  11. We might be getting a chunk of the OG Astros analytics team https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/careersandeducation/sources-analytics-guru-sig-mejdal-leaving-astros/ar-BBPlHHI
  12. So no President of Baseball Ops?
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    Top President / EVP Candidates?

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    Top President / EVP Candidates?

    A minor point: Frisco (yes I know they hate to be called Frisco 😁) ain't a small market team. They are 4th on this year's Forbes valuation list.