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About jjnono

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    Denver, CO
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  1. Take Vaughn and tape a bus ticket on Davis' locker.... Of course, as a Cal grad, I'm a bit biased on this one...
  2. Ha ha! Sorry, I didn't even pick up on that... (eyeroll). I'm still intrigued by the idea that players are trying to own the valuation formulas against owners. Certainly in eras past, both sides would come to their own determinations on "value" though those were often far apart, as they would tend to interpret statistics to their own use. But if the "new" valuation formulas are less subjective, it strikes me there should be less argument over a player's value, and that the only argument is really if you want to pay for that value...
  3. I don't disagree with this, but I think for many players that will be a problem, primarily because Keuchel isn't going to any team unless he gets HIS price. There was a recent article in SI about Keuchel, and apparently he's had many, many offers, but he's rejected them all because they haven't met his own expectations about what he's worth. And before you go saying 'players always overestimate their own worth," the article makes it clear that Keuchel has done his homework and applied the same valuation techniques that most front offices use. Here's the article and pertinent section: https://www.si.com/mlb/2019/05/07/dallas-keuchel-free-agency-decision-offers-wait "It's not just the front offices who have all these numbers," Keuchel said. "Players and agencies now have the access and the knowledge to do the same thing. My asking price and my due diligence is not just out of left field. It has come to me through my own career path, my own career numbers, and then what my market is valued at this point in time. To this point it hasn’t been matched.... I'm not asking for the world." All of this, if true, brings us to some interesting questions about who is controlling the current player valuation market. For instance, are GMs truthful in their player evaluations? Or do they ignore them subjectively when it suits them to do so? And are players better off with or without a "union first" mentality? Anyway, I just thought that was interesting..
  4. I've not gotten a single televised Os game in Denver, so can someone tell me if defenses so far are shifting for Davis? (13Ks in 23 ABs would suggest that maybe they don't need to). Or maybe the shift is only situational? If they are still shifting, why Davis has not yet tried to lay one down the third base line for a hit is beyond me. At least he'd get the O-fer monkey off his back...
  5. When your roster is as bad as ours, the manager doesn't have to justify his reasoning or moves. Hyde gets all the slack in the world right now. When we become a competitive team, playing close to or above .500 baseball for an entire season, then I'll scrutinize Hyde's in-game moves. Until then, I'm more interested in player development...
  6. Only half a game back in the WC standings...
  7. All things even, I'd have walked Voit there, too... Is anyone up in the pen? I'm just following via ESPN...
  8. Agreed whole-heartedly... I was just displaying my exasperation that someone was throwing in the towel... in the second inning!!! 🤣🤣
  9. When you strike out after being up 3-0 in the count, don't you have to pay a kangaroo court fine???
  10. All I've been hearing (not necessarily on this board) for the past couple of years is that the Albert Pujols contract more or less ruined the gigant-O contract for the foreseeable future (meaning the era of the 10-year, Mega Millions contract). And yet, if the Trout deal is true and gets completed, we will have seen in the past month, the inking of the three largest contracts of all time, including the granddaddy of them all to Trout -- which is being issued by the team that was responsible for the Pujols contract!!! The next CBA negotiations will be contentious, but the players' allegation that MLB is colluding to keep contracts down is out the window...
  11. jjnono

    They All Break

    It's not worth speculating about? Really? Hmmm... I'm pretty sure there about 8 million people in New York who are, at this very moment, doing nothing BUT speculating about it! Sheesh, speculation is what spring training is all about...
  12. Absolutely agreed. And I'm pretty convinced that the new administration is not gullible enough to get into a bidding war, however muted, for his services. It'd be nice on our terms, but def not necessary...
  13. Well, Baltimore is hardly a land of innocence in that regard... Still, I sense, CoC, that you may have been permanently inured at an early age against the social injustices that surround us... Santa Claus not real... Watergate... The intractable failure of the food pyramid at ensuring long term health... which was it? Seriously, though, Shields on an inexpensive, one-year deal would be fine by me...
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