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LookitsPuck

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  1. I like Villar. I don't like Villar on a team that barely wins 50 games. Trade him if the right return is there. Otherwise hold on to him through 2020. No extensions needed. He'll be 29 in 2020. A lot of his value is from his legs. That will decline.
  2. I call it as I see it, chief. Maybe it’d be different if we were coming from awful managers like Trembley. But when we had a true leader like Buck and then going to placeholders like Hyde and Flores, well...
  3. Not just that, but Bleier was also here last year. Did he not care last year because that team also sucked? I don’t get the impression that this team, which is abysmal, cares any more or less than last year’s team.
  4. If I see that one of my players is just coming off the field, clearly upset, I’d put myself in their shoes before overreacting. I’d also recognize that being in front of the team and cameras mandates a different approach as it further sets a bad example. I’d wait until the emotion passes and then address it appropriately. Nothing good comes of those types of reactions. As we saw when Hyde was also being a hothead and a poor leader. What’s sad is that this behaviour doesn’t seem to be looked down upon in this clubhouse. And I’m not talking about the players here. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I miss Buck’s leadership. When this club is winning again, I hope we don’t have this nonsense any longer.
  5. Some real hothead coaches and managers we’ve got here. Gross.
  6. If they're adding personnel, I'd be curious if they're replacements and/or different roles. I'd like to see more resources put in the analytics department. Sig has already started doing as such. I'm curious if we see a pendulum and power shift more towards analytics and development which makes more sense to me.
  7. Dean Albany: Zach Clark (-0.1 WAR, 1 MLB game) Oliver Drake (0.7 WAR, 168 MLB games) Josh Hader (5.5 WAR, 135 MLB games) L.J. Hoes (0.0 WAR, 112 MLB games) Joe Mahoney (0.0 WAR, 11 MLB games) Kenny Moreland - never made majors Billy Rowell - never made majors I mean...aside from Josh Hader....nothing much of note from Albany. Who else am I missing?
  8. I guess what I should have said: what young players that are legitimately part of the core and are being blocked by Davis right now? Unless Hyde is talking about somebody in the minors.
  9. Season ticket holder here. Been such since well before they started winning again. I've only been to a few games this year. Been selling them. I don't want to watch an awful product, especially one that doesn't have much on the major league roster that will be on the club when it starts winning again. This club has *1* starting pitcher that is under 30 that is pitching well (John Means). It has *1* relief pitcher under 30 that is pitching well (Hunter Harvey). Come to think of it, Hunter Harvey actually might be the only active reliever with an ERA under 4. The thing is, I can watch a club that has some young, exciting talent and/or 1 particular facet (defense, offense, pitching) that is solid. But this club has absolutely nothing going for it as far as any specific vertical. They can't hit. They can't field. They don't run. They can't pitch (relief or start). They're allowing over 6 runs a game. They're barely scoring 4 runs a game. Hyde doesn't particular instill any confidence in me during games nor in post game pressers. He's a warm body to me. I mean, the only thing exciting to me this year is them potentially getting the first overall pick again next year. And that we have Elias and Sig running the ship. They're doing it right, but I don't blame people for not wanting to watch this disaster.
  10. Doesn't matter how high they draft if you can't develop them...typically.
  11. Ah, the cycle of fake news being posted and the team having to waste brain cycles on dispelling a rumour based on terrible logic and hearsay. And then people rolling their eyes because the team is in a damned if you do ("of COURSE the team is going to say it's not relocating!") or don't ("WHY isn't the team dispelling this? IT MUST BE TRUE!"). Listen, giving any kind of attention to something founded on the son of the owner of the team having a house in a different state is just eye roll worthy. Also, once again, screw Tennessee.
  12. Can we stop the nonsense that Christian kids aren't likely to use steroids. It's balderdash. I really like The Athletic and I reread it, but there's an undertone, maybe from Jordan or Connolly (or both) that because he was a straight edge Christian kid, they didn't think he was capable of such. Bullcrap.
  13. Jordan's pick wasn't defensible then and it sure as hell isn't defensible now. Good on him to own up to it and not make excuses. Never had an issue with Hobgood, the person. Always had an issue with Hobgood, the pick. What a blunder. Also, The Athletic is worth the money. And I wish people would read this and stop saying Angelos was cheap: “Mr. (Peter) Angelos gave me the money that I needed to sign the players that I wanted to sign. He did that for seven years. So, I can’t point the needle in that direction,” Jordan said. “No, it didn’t have anything to do with money.”
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