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Offline HalfSmokes

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1250: February 08, 2018, 05:04:44 PM »
we have very different definitions of reliable

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1251: February 09, 2018, 01:45:01 PM »
we have very different definitions of reliable

It's like when a doctor says a patient is in "stable" condition.  It can mean a lot of things, but my mind always drifts to the most stable medical condition in which a person can exist.

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1252: February 09, 2018, 02:21:24 PM »
It's like when a doctor says a patient is in "stable" condition.  It can mean a lot of things, but my mind always drifts to the most stable medical condition in which a person can exist.

IMHO a "stable" medical condition means you ain't in a doctor's care.    :)

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1253: February 09, 2018, 02:23:57 PM »
IMHO a "stable" medical condition means you ain't in a doctor's care.    :)

Everyone is day to day until they aren’t

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1254: February 09, 2018, 02:26:36 PM »
Everyone is day to day until they aren’t

:lol:

Reminds me of a bumber sticker I saw a while back:

Eat well; Exercise;
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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1255: February 09, 2018, 02:43:16 PM »
:lol:

Reminds me of a bumber sticker I saw a while back:

Eat well; Exercise;
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I have a friend who is a fitness and good food nut.  I told him that my goal in life was to outlive him by one day...


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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1256: February 09, 2018, 02:54:09 PM »
I have a friend who is a fitness and good food nut.  I told him that my goal in life was to outlive him by one day...



Be nice about that saying things like that.   I used to work with a guy who was in pretty good shape (I could still outrun him over 6 miles, etc.), had a full head of hair (:old:), etc.    He used to jab at me about looking younger than me.    I told him, "You're still gonna die before me."     He did.

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1257: February 09, 2018, 03:25:02 PM »
IMHO a "stable" medical condition means you ain't in a doctor's care.    :)

In school I had a doc who berated me when I said a patient was stable. He had told me if the heart rate was zero yesterday and zero today, the patient would be “stable” but dead. Dressed me down in front of the whole group. He was an unmitigated ass, but I never used the word again unless I was referring to horses.

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1258: February 09, 2018, 04:00:46 PM »
Be nice about that saying things like that.   I used to work with a guy who was in pretty good shape (I could still outrun him over 6 miles, etc.), had a full head of hair (:old:), etc.    He used to jab at me about looking younger than me.    I told him, "You're still gonna die before me."     He did.

Believe me...with just a 24 hour tolerance...I ain't wishin' him any ill will...  ;)

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1259: February 09, 2018, 04:04:24 PM »
Believe me...with just a 24 hour tolerance...I ain't wishin' him any ill will...  ;)

Yeah, but the good news is if you outlive him by 24 hours or 24 years, he won't know.    That'll be your secret.    :)

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1260: February 10, 2018, 09:37:34 AM »
This offseason is really tough on MLB Trade Rumors and the other sites. They just keep regurgitating the same stories with no real tumors to feed on.

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1261: February 10, 2018, 09:53:01 AM »
This offseason is really tough on MLB Trade Rumors and the other sites. They just keep regurgitating the same stories with no real tumors to feed on.

Quoted for posterity.  Mmm, tumors. Maybe with fava beans and a nice chianti.

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« Reply #1262: February 10, 2018, 10:15:18 AM »
Quoted for posterity.  Mmm, tumors. Maybe with fava beans and a nice chianti.
Tumors are the ones who feed on the rumors.

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1263: February 10, 2018, 11:04:05 AM »
Quoted for posterity.  Mmm, tumors. Maybe with fava beans and a nice chianti.


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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1265: February 10, 2018, 03:07:23 PM »
Yu Darvish to the cubs on a 6/120 deal with incentives to reach 150m.

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« Reply #1266: February 10, 2018, 03:17:16 PM »
Is it me (mindfact) or is that a lot of money for a guy who hasn't done much?

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1267: February 10, 2018, 03:29:12 PM »
Yu Darvish to the cubs on a 6/120 deal with incentives to reach 150m.

Cubs were bent on staying below the luxury tax threshold. Suffice to say, a fairly meh crop of free agents and a bad CBA make this the most boring and possibly worst off-season in decades.

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1268: February 10, 2018, 03:40:48 PM »
This makes me hope that the Arrieta to the Nats rumors are untrue even more. The Cubs could have resigned him for that kind of money. What do they know that made them have no interest in him?

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1269: February 10, 2018, 08:26:49 PM »
Astros and fish discussing realmuto per xm

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1270: February 10, 2018, 08:28:12 PM »
Astros and fish discussing realmuto per xm

At least that'll get him into the Nats' facility.

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1271: February 11, 2018, 12:35:52 AM »
Astros and fish discussing realmuto per xm

https://mobile.twitter.com/CraigMish/status/962420740611084288

Tucker is the ask. I just don't think you're going to get him without giving up a major piece

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1272: February 11, 2018, 11:30:19 AM »
SP- Jake Arrieta
SP- Lance Lynn
SP- Alex Cobb
SP- Andrew Cashner
CP- Greg Holland
RP- Addison Reed
RP- Tony Watson
1B- Eric Hosmer
1B- Logan Morrison
SS- Neil Walker
3B- Edjardo Nunez
3B- Mike Moustakas
C- Jonathan Lucroy
RF- JD Martinez
CF- Jon Jay
LF- Carlos Gomez
LF- Carlos Gonzalez

A week to go before spring training starts and there is an All Star team of free agents available

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1273: February 11, 2018, 11:43:18 AM »
https://mobile.twitter.com/CraigMish/status/962420740611084288

Tucker is the ask. I just don't think you're going to get him without giving up a major piece

Realmuto is a very good catcher, but he isn't elite. He is greatly valued by his defense, his bat is just a bit over league average. Granted that good two way catchers are hard to find in the MLB right now, but I feel that any deal for Realmuto is going to be some sort of overpay.

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1274: February 11, 2018, 12:13:05 PM »
Realmuto is a very good catcher, but he isn't elite. He is greatly valued by his defense, his bat is just a bit over league average. Granted that good two way catchers are hard to find in the MLB right now, but I feel that any deal for Realmuto is going to be some sort of overpay.

What is the league average bat for a catcher?