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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #625: September 23, 2017, 02:48:07 PM »
If Jeter is going to make moves before taking over officially it should be to steal FP from MASN. Whatever it takes.

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« Reply #626: September 23, 2017, 02:56:42 PM »
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FP would be a good guy to sit around, have a beer with and talk ball  ....   but man, he can wear on ya on the tube.

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« Reply #627: September 23, 2017, 03:13:16 PM »
Here is a good take on the idiocy of this. There was no real need since these guys were likely not making baseball decisions and this only burns goodwill.

http://mlb.nbcsports.com/2017/09/23/what-in-the-heck-is-derek-jeter-doing-with-the-marlins/

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« Reply #628: September 23, 2017, 03:20:05 PM »
Here is a good take on the idiocy of this. There was no real need since these guys were likely not making baseball decisions and this only burns goodwill.

http://mlb.nbcsports.com/2017/09/23/what-in-the-heck-is-derek-jeter-doing-with-the-marlins/

Good read.   Thanks for posting it.

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« Reply #629: September 23, 2017, 03:27:01 PM »
Here is a good take on the idiocy of this. There was no real need since these guys were likely not making baseball decisions and this only burns goodwill.

http://mlb.nbcsports.com/2017/09/23/what-in-the-heck-is-derek-jeter-doing-with-the-marlins/

I didn't see Craig Calcaterra bring $1.2B to the dance.  4 meaningless positions that will be filled with 4 Jeter buddies.  I don't get all the angst...it's really a non-issue...

Beyond that, however, it’s hard to see why you would NOT want guys like Conine, Dawson, Perez and McKeon to represent your club in the community and in the service of impressing prospective season ticket holders.

How many here actually knew these guys were in these positions in the first place?  If Loria himself had crapcanned them, would this even make the news?

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« Reply #630: September 23, 2017, 03:45:42 PM »
I didn't see Craig Calcaterra bring $1.2B to the dance.  4 meaningless positions that will be filled with 4 Jeter buddies.  I don't get all the angst...it's really a non-issue...

Beyond that, however, it’s hard to see why you would NOT want guys like Conine, Dawson, Perez and McKeon to represent your club in the community and in the service of impressing prospective season ticket holders.

How many here actually knew these guys were in these positions in the first place?  If Loria himself had crapcanned them, would this even make the news?

If twenty years from now, if say, Clayton Kershaw bought the Nats and the first move he did was fire Ryan Zimmerman from an ambassador role through an intermediary and over the phone, I imagine the squawking in DC would be significant.

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« Reply #631: September 23, 2017, 03:56:17 PM »
If twenty years from now, if say, Clayton Kershaw bought the Nats and the first move he did was fire Ryan Zimmerman from an ambassador role through an intermediary and over the phone, I imagine the squawking in DC would be significant.

Amounting to...what...an Andy Warhol moment?  This will all be forgotten tomorrow...one day later than it should have been...

People come and people go.  It's business...




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« Reply #632: September 23, 2017, 03:58:58 PM »
There is no successor yet...dead wood needs to be chopped...someone needs to wield the ax.  Again...I have no issue with this at all. 

They are dealing with adults...not school kids...

If my boss told me one of my reports had to go...it was up to me to do it.

If my boss already fired me, I'd tell him to pound sand

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« Reply #633: September 23, 2017, 04:03:23 PM »
Wade Davis just blew a save. Brewers and Cubs tied at 2 in the ninth.

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« Reply #634: September 23, 2017, 04:04:08 PM »
If my boss already fired me, I'd tell him to pound sand

Sure...and kiss a 7 figure severance package goodbye?  Sure you would...

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« Reply #635: September 23, 2017, 04:22:26 PM »
Sure...and kiss a 7 figure severance package goodbye?  Sure you would...

Any severance package he's getting is contractual and not based on Jeter's good will. Knowing Loria's cheapness, my is guess his severance package is a discount at the team store

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« Reply #636: September 23, 2017, 04:28:17 PM »
And Davis just blew a second save in the same game. How often does that happen? Brewers win 4-3

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« Reply #637: September 23, 2017, 04:30:18 PM »
Knowing Loria's cheapness, my is guess his severance package is a discount at the team store

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« Reply #638: September 23, 2017, 04:40:09 PM »
Any severance package he's getting is contractual and not based on Jeter's good will. Knowing Loria's cheapness, my is guess his severance package is a discount at the team store

It's based upon doing his job. Until he is formally relieved of his duties.

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« Reply #639: September 23, 2017, 04:42:57 PM »
It's based upon doing his job. Until he is formally relieved of his duties.

Yeah, they nail ya with that "any other assigned duties".

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« Reply #640: September 23, 2017, 04:46:32 PM »
If he's like most baseball execs, he works 24/7, once you're told you're fired time to start killing vacation and sick time. Maybe he could do the firings once the sniffles pass

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« Reply #641: September 23, 2017, 05:04:06 PM »
And Davis just blew a second save in the same game. How often does that happen? Brewers win 4-3
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I’m an idiot. Can’t blow two saves. He was obviously in line for the win...  :hammer: :idiot:

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« Reply #642: September 24, 2017, 12:04:44 AM »
Puig thrown out trying to steal to end the game. Forgets to slide and looks like he hurt his ankle. What a knucklehead.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #643: September 25, 2017, 11:55:47 PM »
Awww Addison Russell turning Cards fans into Cubbies fans :mg:

http://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/addison-russell-nacho-man-cubs-cardinals/

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #644: September 26, 2017, 07:15:25 AM »
Aaron Judge sets new MLB record for home runs by a rookie, breaking Mark McGwire's record:
http://www.yahoo.com/news/judge-sets-home-run-record-yankees-beat-royals-051010692.html

...a 'roid' record erased from the books...good riddance.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #645: September 26, 2017, 08:50:57 AM »
Was McGuire juicing that early in his career?  Was it more a mid-90s thing?

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« Reply #646: September 26, 2017, 12:00:00 PM »
Was McGuire juicing that early in his career?  Was it more a mid-90s thing?

Canseco was there the year before.  Hard to say.  Has anyone read Juiced?

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« Reply #647: September 26, 2017, 12:01:28 PM »
Canseco was there the year before.  Hard to say.  Has anyone read Juiced?
I'm skeptical about all the current guys also. Who knows what we will learn ten years from now b

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #648: September 26, 2017, 01:04:22 PM »
Canseco was there the year before.  Hard to say.  Has anyone read Juiced?

I did, some years ago...suffice it to say that's $23 I'd like back.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #649: September 26, 2017, 01:08:33 PM »
Terry Collins is expected to be let go after the season.