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Re: Define Natitude: Barry: “We lost?”
« Reply #1900: October 16, 2012, 08:50:34 PM »
The focus of this thread is on bashing ownership and management for a complete lack of offseason moves.  It will be considered trolling to post a comment about advanced statistics.  It will be assumed that the team will have a budget somewhere in the $45 - $55 MM range, so "sign anybody" will be assumed to be trolling too.  Posts should be focused on discussion of missed opportunities, worthless trades, and other general unfounded attacks on the old man who can easily afford to have us all disappear under a major construction site.  Comments on various players and how they prefer to play for any other MLB team will be welcome, especially if they focus on their baseball abilities and general common sense.

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Re: Define Natitude: Barry: “We lost?”
« Reply #1901: October 16, 2012, 09:57:28 PM »
http://www.federalbaseball.com/2012/10/16/3513916/no-one-hates-last-place-teams-washington-nationals-make-statement-in

Great article.  So other teams are starting to hate us because we run our team in a new, different, and better way?  Pathetic.


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Re: Define Natitude: Barry: “We lost?”
« Reply #1902: October 16, 2012, 10:07:07 PM »
Lots of angst about the Fielder saga, who knows, probably we'd still be playing if we'd signed him.

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Re: Define Natitude: Barry: “We lost?”
« Reply #1903: October 16, 2012, 10:07:46 PM »
Everything except what we did would have resulted in a better outcome.

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Re: Define Natitude: Barry: “We lost?”
« Reply #1904: October 16, 2012, 10:11:04 PM »
Should have called up Meyer to pitch Game 5

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Re: Define Natitude: Barry: “We lost?”
« Reply #1905: October 16, 2012, 10:27:49 PM »
http://www.federalbaseball.com/2012/10/16/3513916/no-one-hates-last-place-teams-washington-nationals-make-statement-in

Great article.  So other teams are starting to hate us because we run our team in a new, different, and better way?  Pathetic.


I would love to hear spidernat's thoughts on that article.

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Re: Define Natitude: Barry: “We lost?”
« Reply #1906: October 17, 2012, 09:27:39 AM »
One of the comments in the Fed Baseball article mentions it is interesting that Beane and Rizzo deal.  Those sort of deals make sense for both teams' managements.  They value players differently, so something Beane wants is of lower value to Rizzo, while something Rizzo wants may not be as highly valued in Beane's mind. I'm not so up on the economics lingo as I was in college, but I think there's theory about optimality and utility that applies here.  I'm hoping mathguy or someone bails my butt out here.

The Gio deal might be a case in point.  I don't get the impression that either Milone or Norris were highly valued by Rizzo. Milone's just a junkballer, and Norris had the Ks, low average, and his walks were not valued so much (compare him to Rizzo boys like Desmond, Morse, Lombo, and Espinosa).  Gio has great stuff, but Beane may have seen him as getting expensive, put too many guys on via walks, and a sell high guy who was having success due to the ballpark he pitched in.  he may have said he prefers a guy who does not chain walks together in the coliseum, safeco, and the A because anyone can suppress HRs there.  Couple that with maybe with a belief that Norris was disciplined enough to get more out of his skills, and there was a basis for these parts of the deal centered around Cole and maybe Pea****.

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Re: Define Natitude: Barry: “We lost?”
« Reply #1907: October 17, 2012, 12:43:20 PM »
I would love to hear spidernat's thoughts on that article.

I doubt other teams are really starting to "hate" the Nationals. More than likely it's just media jerks trying to create crap that will get them attention because they have nothing else to write about. But even if it is true, why would I give a freak what other teams think? That will anger some fans and they will call the "hate" "pathetic" and it will make other fans feel good. Personally I don't give a crap. The only thing that concerns me is the actual talent on the field and what they actually do on the field, not what they think or feel.

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Re: Define Natitude: Barry: “We lost?”
« Reply #1908: October 17, 2012, 12:47:15 PM »
So it's only pathetic when fans hate on other teams for what you consider stupid reasons, but when high-up paid professional execs of other teams hate on the Nats for similarly stupid reasons, it's just whatever?

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Re: Define Natitude: Barry: “We lost?”
« Reply #1909: October 17, 2012, 12:53:19 PM »
That's Bryce on the right.


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Re: Define Natitude: Barry: “We lost?”
« Reply #1910: October 17, 2012, 12:57:47 PM »
Bryce and Copecwby20 might have something in common.


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Re: Define Natitude: Barry: “We lost?”
« Reply #1911: October 17, 2012, 12:59:16 PM »
So it's only pathetic when fans hate on other teams for what you consider stupid reasons, but when high-up paid professional execs of other teams hate on the Nats for similarly stupid reasons, it's just whatever?
 

:lmao:

As I said, I doubt that's even true and if it is true, then it's definitely weak. You made that sound as if I'm sucking up to professional execs.  :lmao:  I'm pretty sure that if an exec made that observation in a conversation with me I would tell him how weak I think that type of mentality is. But I thought I made it clear that I really don't give a crap.

Then again, don't we all make personal considerations and act accordingly? Or am I exempt from doing so?

I still don't believe that's true. If teams "hate" the Nats it's probably because the Nats kicked their asses this year and they couldn't handle the fact that little brother has grown up and isn't taking their crap anymore.

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Re: Define Natitude: Barry: “We lost?”
« Reply #1912: October 17, 2012, 01:00:13 PM »
I'm not so up on the economics lingo as I was in college, but I think there's theory about optimality and utility that applies here.  I'm hoping mathguy or someone bails my butt out here.


Diminishing marginal utility.

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Re: Define Natitude: Barry: “We lost?”
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Re: Define Natitude: Barry: “We lost?”
« Reply #1914: October 17, 2012, 01:04:47 PM »
 

:lmao:

As I said, I doubt that's even true and if it is true, then it's definitely weak. You made that sound as if I'm sucking up to professional execs.  :lmao:  I'm pretty sure that if an exec made that observation in a conversation with me I would tell him how weak I think that type of mentality is. But I thought I made it clear that I really don't give a crap.

Then again, don't we all make personal considerations and act accordingly? Or am I exempt from doing so?

I still don't believe that's true. If teams "hate" the Nats it's probably because the Nats kicked their asses this year and they couldn't handle the fact that little brother has grown up and isn't taking their crap anymore.

Sucking up to execs?  Nah, just thought it was peculiar that you like giving people around here crap for acting like fans typically act, but you couldn't be bothered to mock highly paid MLB execs for acting the same way :stir:

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Re: Define Natitude: Barry: “We lost?”
« Reply #1915: October 17, 2012, 01:07:20 PM »
Sucking up to execs?  Nah, just thought it was peculiar that you like giving people around here crap for acting like fans typically act, but you couldn't be bothered to mock highly paid MLB execs for acting the same way :stir:

:mg:

They're not here for me to mock Chief. Get some execs to join so I can mock them. It should be easy to spot them. I'll just watch the way tomterp slurps them in his posts.  :lol:

And did I mention that I still don't believe that story?


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Re: Define Natitude: Barry: “We lost?”
« Reply #1916: October 17, 2012, 01:11:10 PM »
They're not here for me to mock Chief. Get some execs to join so I can mock them. It should be easy to spot them. I'll just watch the way tomterp slurps them in his posts.  :lol:

And did I mention that I still don't believe that story?

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Re: Define Natitude: Barry: “We lost?”
« Reply #1917: October 17, 2012, 02:00:22 PM »
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Re: Define Natitude: Barry: “We lost?”
« Reply #1918: October 17, 2012, 02:12:55 PM »
TT knows I'm just messing with him.

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Re: Define Natitude: Barry: “We lost?”
« Reply #1919: October 17, 2012, 05:50:16 PM »
Lots of angst about the Fielder saga, who knows, probably we'd still be playing if we'd signed him.

He's a freaking ace pitcher!

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Re: Define Natitude: Barry: “We lost?”
« Reply #1920: October 17, 2012, 05:55:37 PM »

Where is Living Single when you need them? Cheap bastards are keeping my six bucks to cover the costs of printing and mailing my print at home tickets.

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Fans who purchased tickets online for the NLCS are being reimbursed for the face value of the ticket, as well as the per ticket convenience fee charged by Tickets.com.

 They won't get back the $6 per order processing fee.

 A team spokesperson says the costs involved with printing and mailing tickets are non-refundable.


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Re: Define Natitude: Barry: “We lost?”
« Reply #1921: October 17, 2012, 05:58:03 PM »
Where is Living Single when you need them? Cheap bastards are keeping my six bucks to cover the costs of printing and mailing my print at home tickets.
 

www.wtop.com/?nid=893&sid=3082074

This is entirely unacceptable. That's a quarter mil for no reason. I want a 6 dollar value voucher to Nats Park at the very least.


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Re: Define Natitude: Barry: “We lost?”
« Reply #1922: October 17, 2012, 06:26:54 PM »
This is entirely unacceptable. That's a quarter mil for no reason. I want a 6 dollar value voucher to Nats Park at the very least.

Probably closer to $100K the team is holding on to.  This explains why they dropped the maximum number of tickets from four to two for the Insider sale, doubles the number of orders with non-refundable fees.

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Re: Define Natitude: Barry: “We lost?”
« Reply #1923: October 17, 2012, 06:27:40 PM »
Where is Living Single when you need them? Cheap bastards are keeping my six bucks to cover the costs of printing and mailing my print at home tickets.
 

www.wtop.com/?nid=893&sid=3082074


Living Social.  Living Single was a sitcom in the 90's.


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Re: Define Natitude: Barry: “We lost?”
« Reply #1924: October 17, 2012, 06:44:50 PM »
Where is Living Single when you need them? Cheap bastards are keeping my six bucks to cover the costs of printing and mailing my print at home tickets.
 

www.wtop.com/?nid=893&sid=3082074


Might be an annoying policy but they tell you before you checkout that they won't refund the processing fee. No deception there.