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lovetoaster last won the day on June 8 2010

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  1. Yep. It’s understandable for people to want to know, but it’s really none of our business. He could not just disappear; the team had to say something. But there is only so much they can say for a host of potential reasons. Perhaps they don’t know what it is yet, but regardless, it’s not an injury, it’s a private health issue. If Trey wants to disclose what’s going on, he can, but the team isn’t going to release anything without his consent. Whatever is going on, I certainly wish him the best. Trey is a heck of a player, but he also seems like such a good dude.
  2. I feel the same. I like Hunter on the radio, but not on TV. I think he just talks too much for TV. We can see a lot of the stuff on the screen; let the broadcast breathe a bit. On the radio, we obviously can't see anything, so I don't mind him talking as much and telling us what is going on.
  3. My god that’s melodramatic. If you really feel that way, why even waste the energy typing that post? Go find something else that you are passionate about. Plant a garden. Learn to snowboard; the winter is almost here. I’d sure as hell care if they closed up shop, because I love this team. I still give a damn, and I always will. But apparently you’re done with things, so it may be best if you moved on. Good lord...
  4. Based on the Angels GM's comments after the trade, it looks like both possibilities were on the table, quantity and quality. Hopefully we got both.
  5. I don't think that comment is about any particular player or group of players, but about the system as a whole. Honestly, it should make them feel good in a way, because they are the only pieces of value that we can use to help us improve the system. Maybe that's more for Bundy and a guy like Mancini more than Villar, but I think Elias' point is definitely valid.
  6. I freaking love this kind of insight, commentary and honesty on transactions from GMs. The info that we have seen from Eppler here and Elias in the last few days has been really interesting. It's pretty neat to hear how some of these deals come together and the details involved. That's not a shot at Duquette; most GMs are not typically this open about how transactions are done. It's usually just vague statements that you really don't learn anything from.
  7. Yeah, that's the one that stuck out to me too.
  8. 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.
  9. That's such a great statement
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. I think its just an assumption. Maybe, hopefully...
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