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The Clubhouse / Re: WP: Nats MASN deal renegotations will have a huge impact
« Last post by Slateman on Yesterday at 03:11:41 PM »
A couple of people on Baltimore sports talk radio are saying there's 0.0 percent chance the O's move.
They are correct
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The Clubhouse / Re: WP: Nats MASN deal renegotations will have a huge impact
« Last post by UMDNats on Yesterday at 02:22:23 PM »
I've waited almost a week to repost my hunch, but I'm thinking John Angelos works a deal to get an expansion franchise in Nashville and gives up his ownership rights in the Os to MLB.  The Os become a ward of MLB, like the Nats in 2003-06 and are sold to a new group that keeps them in Baltimore. MLB would release the Nats broadcast rights to the Nats or sell MASN to Leonsis.

That seems like a decent hunch, but an expansion team in Nashville with John Angelos in charge seems really aggressive for where MLB to Nashville stands right now. The "group" pushing for it locally has been very loud in their desire to be the first black-owned MLB team (aka they are forcing any potential owners to include them) and an Angelos kid bringing a team here is a surefire way to start with complete apathy. Plus, the state and city are paying for a new Titans stadium and I'm not sure Angelos has the money, desire or interest in self-funding a stadium in the suburbs. The Titans stadium has been a super hot issue and there's not really a good place downtown for a stadium, though this is probably a Cobb County-type situation for MLB anyways if you know what I mean.

Also does Manfred have the energy, ability or interest in working out a deal like this? He is lazy, unimaginative and disinterested in actually doing commissioner-type work.
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The Red Loft / Re: NBA 2022-23
« Last post by Natsinpwc on Yesterday at 02:16:15 PM »
When is the last time that Dallas was able to land a free agent? You want contracts to make trades work, freeing up space is only a good thing if ownership is too cheap to pay the tax or if you can land a free agent
They will find some guys who want to play with Luka.  They need a number two though.
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The Red Loft / Re: NBA 2022-23
« Last post by HalfSmokes on Yesterday at 02:10:46 PM »
what happens if they don't extend Kyrie?  He's $36 million.  I imagine that gets them some ability to sign FAs even if they are over the cap. 

Edit - the get $25 million in cap room if they don't re-sign him.

It would have to be a sign and trade for anyone comparable to Kyrie which means their bench gets that much thinner
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The Red Loft / Re: NBA 2022-23
« Last post by HalfSmokes on Yesterday at 02:07:59 PM »
Woj gave the Mavs a D for the trade. But I still like the risk for them. Also no agreement to extend him so far.  They were able to get rid of Dinwiddie contract and probably tried to get rid of the Bertans one also.  So they have some money freed up.

When is the last time that Dallas was able to land a free agent? You want contracts to make trades work, freeing up space is only a good thing if ownership is too cheap to pay the tax or if you can land a free agent
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I've waited almost a week to repost my hunch, but I'm thinking John Angelos works a deal to get an expansion franchise in Nashville and gives up his ownership rights in the Os to MLB.  The Os become a ward of MLB, like the Nats in 2003-06 and are sold to a new group that keeps them in Baltimore. MLB would release the Nats broadcast rights to the Nats or sell MASN to Leonsis.

Is Baltimore viable without the MASN deal? It's a minuscule market that would have an almost non-excitant media footprint
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The Out of Town Scoreboard / Re: Orioles staying put
« Last post by Elvir Ovcina on Yesterday at 01:44:07 PM »
The Athletic reports that all the suits have been settled and cannot be started again. They are depending on "sources" until everything becomes public.

There's a filing on the court docket up there now that confirms this is real.
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The Clubhouse / Re: Spring Training 2023
« Last post by JCA-CrystalCity on Yesterday at 01:39:46 PM »
I hope some day they do an interlocking DC Spring Training hat. Still the best logo they've ever had.
I've gotten fond of the logo with the block W over the Capitol outline.
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A couple of people on Baltimore sports talk radio are saying there's 0.0 percent chance the O's move.
I've waited almost a week to repost my hunch, but I'm thinking John Angelos works a deal to get an expansion franchise in Nashville and gives up his ownership rights in the Os to MLB.  The Os become a ward of MLB, like the Nats in 2003-06 and are sold to a new group that keeps them in Baltimore. MLB would release the Nats broadcast rights to the Nats or sell MASN to Leonsis.
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The Clubhouse / Re: Spring Training 2023
« Last post by Natsinpwc on Yesterday at 01:36:16 PM »
I hope some day they do an interlocking DC Spring Training hat. Still the best logo they've ever had.
I have an old hat like that. Getting worn out.  Most folks don’t know it’s the Nationals so good conversation starter.
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