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  1. 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...
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Yeah, that's the one that stuck out to me too.
  6. 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.
  7. That's such a great statement
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. I think its just an assumption. Maybe, hopefully...
  12. 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.
  13. Apparently I am not smart enough to embed a tweet.
  14. 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.
  15. I am fairly certain that you are correct. They have spent $3.1M just in the last few days.
  16. But that was before they traded for Moustakas
  17. 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.
  18. I just decided to stick with this one. I got lazy and stopped bouncing a little while ago. Haha.
  19. Exactly. I assumed that at this point, they would both be going in separate places if they were dealt.
  20. The younger brother is a bit of an unknown. He is just 16 and hadn’t started playing professionally yet in Cuba. So he didn’t get the exposure that his brother did. Although he also plays the outfield and has basically the same frame Victor Victor does.
  21. Well, to be fair, they are all problems. Haha.
  22. Exactly. I would have absolutely taken on Forsythe to get more talent, and I'd think that the O's would not have much of a problem with it either. But maybe LA wasn't really concerned with that, or didn't offer anything of note in return for taking him.. Who knows...
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