it was either that or the rundown bus.
Damn I love watching this movie.
Hey skipper, my contract says I do have to practice, what do you think of that.
Tosses it on the ground and pisses on it.
I wonder how many managers would love to do that in real life, when a crybaby complains. LOL
Well, I would say that the issue is not closed assuming everything you say is absolutely true.
Based upon what you wrote, $170 mil the players get no matter what. That's roughly $5.7 mil per team. If there is no season, that money gets divided up, I guess between the players and that's it. That's not really much per player considering what they make.
The players lose huge money in that scenario. They lose big the fewer games that get played from their prorating agreement. And the owners get to decide when to start play and how many games get played.
So, if the owners decide that it is cheaper to not play than play the games, the players lose big time.
Every game the owners shorten the season the players lose big time.
It seems clear that the possibility of playing the season without fans could be cost prohibitive and that was contemplated.
So, based upon your facts, the players could stick it to the owners and cut their own noses off in the process. Or, negotiate something better for both sides.
I am sorry but the players are being stupid so far. Of course, this is the game within the game, but the owners still hold all the cards in my opinion.
I find Lacy grades and writeup very interesting:
Fastball: 60/ Slider: 60/ Change-up: 60/ Curve: 55/ Control: 50/ Overall: 60
Though Lacy exuded projection and top-five-rounds talent as a Texas high schooler in 2017, his $1 million price tag to give up his commitment to Texas A&M caused him to slide to the Indians in the 31st round. He has improved as hoped and will command a much higher bonus in the 2020 Draft, where he could surpass Jeff Granger (fifth overall, 1993) as the highest selection in Aggies history. After ranking third in NCAA Division I in opponent average (.162) and eighth in strikeouts per nine innings (13.2) as a sophomore, he pitched well with the U.S. collegiate national team in the summer.
Lacy has boosted his fastball from 87-91 mph in high school to 92-97 these days, using his 6-foot-4 frame to create downhill plane, and hitters just don't seem to get good swings against it. He employs two distinct breaking balls, a downer curveball and a harder slider in the low 80s, with the slider surpassing his curve this spring and becoming a plus pitch. His changeup fades and sinks and grades as a well above-average pitch at its best, and it should become more consistently plus as he uses it more often.
Lacy's biggest need is to improve his command and control. There's some effort in his three-quarters delivery and he's still learning to harness his overpowering stuff, so he can't always locate his pitches where he wants. Even without precise placement, he's a left-hander who can get swings and misses with four different offerings.
Two guys I'm getting more interested in seeing the O's take at 30 or 39, are Arizona HS SS Carson Tucker and Florida HS RHP Carson Montgomery. Both with a lot of upside. I likee me some Carson, it seems.