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  1. That's fair. But while he may have never said that he has been the best player in baseball, I do think that ego has been a bit outsized much of the time compared to his production. That's basically where I'm coming from. I am also willing to admit that I have a little bit of irrational dislike for Harper. Haha.
  2. That's such a great statement
  3. I actually used to work with a college baseball coach about 10-15 years ago that called RBIs steaks too. But he and Bordick are the only people that I’ve ever heard that use that term. I hated it then and I hate it now. Haha.
  4. I subscribed a few months ago, and I love it. It’s the first time in a long time that I have paid for a site like that, and I think it’s great. The quality of the content is so good, and there isn’t any of the clickbait garbage that makes up about about 75 percent of most sports sites these days. It’s just quality, straightforward sportswriting. And as Br10n mentions, they don’t have a ton of scoops, per se. But I really have enjoyed the level of insight and analysis so far for the teams I follow.
  5. I think this is a great topic for discussion. MASN has probably been due for a shakeup for quite some time. Honestly, I don't watch anything on MASN but games, but given the comment earlier about how MASN is intended to be a barebones operation, that's probably by design. I guess I do watch a little more than just games. I occasionally watch some of the postgame shows and Wall to Wall Baseball on some weekends. I would love to pay more attention to some of that stuff outside of games, but it's just not that compelling to me right now. It's a double edged sword. I assume they were running things pretty lean to maximize profits, but if you created more compelling programming outside of games, that would likely lead to more viewers and subsequently more advertising. I think most of the ads on MASN are for MASN, so that does not exactly drive profit. I love the suggestion earlier about some Cespedes Family BBQ types to do some features on pregame or postgame programming. Make the programming more entertaining. Maybe do some E60-type pieces that go beyond the typical dugout interview stuff. So many players, coaches and staff members have great stories, but we do not necessarily hear about them. But that would require more flexibility and investment for production. So much of MASN's programming is just bland and stale. And again, that's probably by design. But I think there is so much more potential there. Don't get me wrong, I love and respect most of the folks they have on air, and there is probably could still be a spot for most of them in some capacity. But I think some new energy and ideas from an on camera and behind the scenes perspective would be refreshing. Especially with the shift in direction with the on field product. From my perspective, I'd keep Gary and Jim, but just about anything else would be subject to potential change.
  6. I think its just an assumption. Maybe, hopefully...
  7. Givens is the one I was thinking of, but I don't think they make that deal just for slot money. And as well as Villar played for us, I don't think he has a ton of value in a trade scenario just yet. I think we would have to trade a prospect of some sort to gain some more slot money. The teams that still have slot money are in a great position; they can gain a valuable player for something they likely were not going to spend anyways. Us however, I don't feel like we are in a good spot at all.
  8. Apparently I am not smart enough to embed a tweet.
  9. I think he'll be back, but he may take a break for a year or so. And that's probably a good move. Make some TV money, get recharged a bit.
  10. I am fairly certain that you are correct. They have spent $3.1M just in the last few days.
  11. But that was before they traded for Moustakas
  12. I am a little disappointed too. I can root for the Brewers and would have loved to see him pitch there. Oh well, that Braves system is ridiculous though, so hopefully we got a solid return.
  13. I just decided to stick with this one. I got lazy and stopped bouncing a little while ago. Haha.
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