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13 minutes ago, DrungoHazewood said:

Why have a draft at all?  If it's capped and it's random just go back to signing whomever you like.

Then the Yankees and Dodgers would be in the World Series every year.  I think the random draft is better as it is fair to everyone. 

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20 minutes ago, atomic said:

Then the Yankees and Dodgers would be in the World Series every year.  I think the random draft is better as it is fair to everyone. 

Not with my plan. And the league would have it's own National Sports Network. Carried at 40 per month charge on all basic cable and satellite packages. All proceeds will be shared equally in thirds between the 30 owners, MLB 40 man roster players, and MiLB  Players Association. 

Minor League games can be carried on these networks as well. 

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1 hour ago, atomic said:

Sarcasm isnt really joking.  It is meant as a way to insult people disguised as. a joke. Studies show that when you stop using sarcasm you and the people around will be happier. 

If I stopped using sarcasm I would become homicidal.  Sarcasm is my release.  I think the people around me would prefer the sarcasm given the choice.  On the whole, I think it's much healthier than chronic negativity.

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21 hours ago, DrungoHazewood said:

That's a great argument for anarchy.  Perhaps the answer is to let each team act only in its own self-interest in everything.  No drafts, no schedules, no rules on signing players besides US contract law.  The Orioles could just decide to not play the 2020 schedule and save money for their run 2022.  When they offer to buy out all of the Padres' contracts and take all their players.  For their 188 games against just the Royals, three teams from Mexico and the men's league team Tony plays on.

Idealistic views of anarchy have presupposed that concern for others is part of human nature. Or that one acts best when spontaneously following Nature, which often involves quieting self-interest (when it's greedy or delusional).

How would one stop league-level anarchy from dissolving into player-level anarchy?  It occurs to me now that summer vacation pick-up games were an example of good anarchy, when kids or groups of kids who didn't know each other beforehand happened to show up at the same field on a nice day and said, "Hey, we have enough for a game!" Sometimes rules had to be devised on the spot, like all of rightfield being foul territory or no bunting or so-and-so is the third baseman for both teams. Haha, I miss that type of world.

 

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6 minutes ago, 24fps said:

If I stopped using sarcasm I would become homicidal.  Sarcasm is my release.  I think the people around me would prefer the sarcasm give the choice.  On the whole, I think it's much healthier than chronic negativity.

Why not both?

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15 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

Why not both?

Go for it.  Grab life with both hands and squeeze...

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4 hours ago, 24fps said:

Go for it.  Grab life with both hands and squeeze...

Sarcastic people with chronic negativity don't use their hands, except to slap themselves or chew on their nails. But that's sort of NYC style.

It's interesting to compare Japanese and Korean grammatical and conversational patterns during my time out here. I'd say that Koreans openly scoff a lot more (to the effect of "That was idiotic, don't you agree?!") where Japanese prefer to say something like "That certainly is remarkable" with a blank silence afterwards that means "Duh!"

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1 minute ago, LA2 said:

Sarcastic people with chronic negativity don't use their hands, except to slap themselves or chew off their fingernails. But that's sort of NYC style.

It's interesting to compare Japanese and Korean grammatical and conversational patterns during my time out here. I'd say that Koreans openly scoff a lot more (to the effect of "That was idiotic, don't you agree?!") where Japanese prefer to say something like "That certainly is remarkable" with a blank silence afterwards that means "Duh!"

Personally I prefer the Japanese approach, but on the internet it wouldn't even be recognized.  As near as I can tell, on the internet, the bigger the sledgehammer you use to make your point, the smarter you're credited with being.  In the digital world blank silence is an admission of defeat which is why we've all become tone deaf and emotionally numb.

 

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10 hours ago, atomic said:

Then the Yankees and Dodgers would be in the World Series every year.  I think the random draft is better as it is fair to everyone. 

How could they sign everyone and win all the time if they're capped?  You could make the rule something like the smallest-market team gets to spend $10M on amateurs, the Yanks, Cubs, Sox, and Dodgers get to spend $800k.  But each team can use their allotment to try to sign anyone they want.

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10 hours ago, weams said:

Absolutely. And spend as much as you like. But the teams rotate cities throughout the country every five years. Randomly. For instance, The Yankees get to play 2020 though 2025 in Oakland. On that field.  And the Cubs go to Tampa (Bay)

Or how about this... if you're based in Boston, LA, NY, or Chicago you play in your own micro-league.  The Yanks and Mets play in a NY area men's league.  They only lose to each other, and win most games 88-0.  After about six months nobody cares about the big market teams any more.

The rest of MLB just goes on as if nothing changed, except they don't have to deal with the biggest six teams.

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Remaining schedules:

MIA: @ARI 2, WSN 3, @NYM 4, @PHI 3

DET: @CLE 3, CWS 3, MIN 3, @CWS 4

BAL: TOR 3, SEA3, @TOR 3, @BOS 3

We have the easiest schedule and may be hard pressed to out-lose the Marlins, who play only winning teams from here on out.    

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1 hour ago, DrungoHazewood said:

Or how about this... if you're based in Boston, LA, NY, or Chicago you play in your own micro-league.  The Yanks and Mets play in a NY area men's league.  They only lose to each other, and win most games 88-0.  After about six months nobody cares about the big market teams any more.

The rest of MLB just goes on as if nothing changed, except they don't have to deal with the biggest six teams.

So the Orioles become a minor league team?  

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1 hour ago, Frobby said:

Remaining schedules:

MIA: @ARI 2, WSN 3, @NYM 4, @PHI 3

DET: @CLE 3, CWS 3, MIN 3, @CWS 4

BAL: TOR 3, SEA3, @TOR 3, @BOS 3

We have the easiest schedule and may be hard pressed to out-lose the Marlins, who play only winning teams from here on out.    

KC schedule is also tough:

Royals: 7 against the Twins,2 against the A's and 2 against the Braves. 

But someone they came back in the ninth against the A's to score two runs to go ahead and held on. The Orioles only have a slight chance to catch the  Royals since they have six less losses then the Orioles.

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16 hours ago, DrungoHazewood said:

That's a great argument for anarchy.  Perhaps the answer is to let each team act only in its own self-interest in everything.  No drafts, no schedules, no rules on signing players besides US contract law.  The Orioles could just decide to not play the 2020 schedule and save money for their run 2022.  When they offer to buy out all of the Padres' contracts and take all their players.  For their 188 games against just the Royals, three teams from Mexico and the men's league team Tony plays on.

Nah. I'm not arguing against any rule, it's just reality that there's essentially no perfect rule. There's always unintended consequences, the question is whether they're worth it. So when people say to institute a lottery, would that stop tanking? Would a top of draft playoff series not result in teams artificially playing roster games? Would accelerating the promotion of young guys fundamentally change development plans? Would it change the typical balance of a September schedule for all teams (good and bad) in good ways or bad?

I could talk through the answers like anyone else. New draft schemes are welcome in my book, but they change the way the game is played. That could be good, bad, or just different.

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