Recent content by jon abbey

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    MLB Suspending ST Games and Regular Season Delayed At Least 2 Weeks

    IMO this is very smart by SEA and any other teams that match this as there will be a lot of depth undrafted FA talent available after the truncated 5 round draft, and since those signings are ridiculously capped at 20K, I’d think it helps to be able to point to how you are treating your current...
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    MLB Suspending ST Games and Regular Season Delayed At Least 2 Weeks

    Yeah, IMO that was not a good faith offer by the owners, but unfortunately the players do not have good enough negotiators on their side (as we saw in the previous CBA negotiations) to try to make the owners grasp this.
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    MLB Suspending ST Games and Regular Season Delayed At Least 2 Weeks

    Also the NBA and the NHL have an advantage over MLB in that they already have a big chunk of the regular season in the books and can basically jump right to the postseason or close if they decide to.
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    MLB Suspending ST Games and Regular Season Delayed At Least 2 Weeks

    MLB revenues go up every single year (obviously this year will break that trend), almost tripling since 2001. https://www.statista.com/statistics/193466/total-league-revenue-of-the-mlb-since-2005/
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    MLB Suspending ST Games and Regular Season Delayed At Least 2 Weeks

    View: https://twitter.com/bnightengale/status/1265653707032506368?s=21
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    MLB Suspending ST Games and Regular Season Delayed At Least 2 Weeks

    It took two weeks for the owners to make this ridiculous proposal, they are running out of time to start in early July as hoped.
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    MLB Suspending ST Games and Regular Season Delayed At Least 2 Weeks

    I still think the healthiest way out for the sport is an entirely new, radically different in countless ways, CBA that will go through 2023 or 2024, split shit up and realize you are on the same side, baseball. Work together to try to make the pie bigger and then the exact split matters less...
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    MLB Suspending ST Games and Regular Season Delayed At Least 2 Weeks

    View: https://twitter.com/BrendanKutyNJ/status/1265431501770051586
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    MLB Suspending ST Games and Regular Season Delayed At Least 2 Weeks

    Pennywise and pound foolish, they can save money year to year but IMO it is putting the value of their clubs at serious risk (longer-term) and deeply endangering the sport. It seems quite stupid to me. The most obvious immediate example is shortening the draft this year, which will probably end...
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    NY Hiatus Discussion

    News today that Paxton says he is a hundred percent back currently, we thought this already but good to have him reconfirm it: ""I think I've thrown probably 12, 14 bullpens," Paxton told the YES Network on Friday. "It's my back feeling really good. My back is a non-issue. I feel totally...
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    "We're going to Disney World!" NBA "on track" to resume season at WDW

    View: https://twitter.com/billoram/status/1264260512000258048?s=21
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    2019 WS - Nationals vs. Astros - Gamethread

    View: https://twitter.com/dougherty_jesse/status/1264223705590366208?s=21
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    Baseball Is Broken (off the field/labor relations etc.)

    Bumping this thread, because all of this is connected to the issues between the owners and the players currently as they try to settle on the monetary part of 2020. The owners are claiming (dubious) financial numbers for 2020 no matter what happens, but the bigger picture is crucial. MLB has set...
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    The Decline of Pure Lefties

    How often are there pickoff attempts by a C at 1B these days? I guess it depends on the catcher but I feel like they are pretty rare in recent years.
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    NY Hiatus Discussion

    Michael Schur/'Ken Tremendous', responsible for great TV shows like The Good Place and Parks and Recreation and The Office (co-creator) is a big Sox fan/Yankee hater who posts here occasionally, and who just posted a video after his LA food bank fundraising goals were hit. I know I'm a terrible...