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    Rosenthal: Mookie and LAD in agreement: 12/$365

    Not my money either, but this would not be compatible with a competitive team in years 7-10. See Pujols, Albert. What happens if a significant economic downturn resets the luxury tax structure downward? Go Verdugo and Downs!
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    Least Favorite Red Sox Heroes

    David Price? I seem to recall him stepping up big time in the '18 playoffs. Yeah, he was grumpy, played too many video games, and tore Eck a new one (this may be a point in his favor), but we needed him. edit- I see now that the OP gives parameters, which includes heroic performances. I guess...
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    Ideal Realignment

    Nice work, good post!
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    2019-20 Offseason Discussion

    Mookie was the hugely valuable asset. The Sox got 2 dimes and a nickel for a quarter, but they get to keep them all for the next several years. Maybe one of those dimes or nickels will come close to a quarter, we'll see.
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    2019-20 Offseason Discussion

    I think what's unusual here, and part of what had me prepared for the eventual outcome, was that I'm not sure I EVER heard Mookie express a desire to return to the Sox once he was a free agent. Usually, home grown players will at least pay a little lip service to the idea that they'd like to...
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    2019-20 Offseason Discussion

    It seems there were 3 choices with Mookie: 1) Sign him for his asking price, and hope you're still excited to be paying him $35M/year for ages 35-38. 2) Let him play out the contract, and get a draft pick when you don't want to match whatever happens then. 3) What the Sox did, get some...
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    Jose Melendez's KEYS TO GAME 7

    Since you seem intent on sheltering your daughter from the harsh realities of the world, what do you consider the appropriate age to tell her about the Story of the Expos?
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    Leonard and George to Clippers

    Poor Russell Westbrook. :unsure:
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    RedSox and Yankees will be in London next year on June 29-30.

    And it’s 385ft. to dead center...JBJ should have that covered. Maybe Betts and Benny can stand on the foul lines?
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    The 2nd Season - 2019 Playoff Thread

    It wasn’t my premise. I’m not saying they’re different. These things are by degree, and that scene last night was egregious. Any fan base behaving that way deserves derision. My point was: When sports fandom dehumanizes the opponent, we all lose. I get that not everyone may feel this way.
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    The 2nd Season - 2019 Playoff Thread

    Yeah....not even close. Edit- and the idea that because another team did it, these guys are ok.....??
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    The 2nd Season - 2019 Playoff Thread

    I almost wholeheartedly agree. Except for the first sentence. The link Tony C provides below says it best. Check out the video with crowd reactions from Jurassic Park. And the interesting comparison of how the Warriors fans had no reaction when Toronto’s Jonas Valanciunas was injured earlier...
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    Kimbrel to Cubs

    It seems that this was/is a case of DD (or the collective brain trust) deciding to part with CK based on valuation. They were left with a bit of a tough call, as it appeared his elite skills were starting to slip right as he was due for a big payday. I still believe the Sox made the right call...
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    Rosenthal: Sale extension 5 years, $145 million

    I don’t think you’re going to like the answer...
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    Anthony Davis: No Loyalty

    No, but the value you get back in return goes down if the new team has less time with Davis. To get max value, he needs to be with his new team by training camp, I’d say.
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    Final Four and National Championship Thread

    That call is everything thats wrong with replay in sports. If you can call that, let’s go to replay for traveling and carries, I’ve seen them all game.
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    Dan Shaughnessy: Taking a dump in your mouth one column at a time

    No kidding. This could be extended to pro sports owners in general, but just looking at the NFL, I’ll take the owners collective repression of the concussion and CTE issue over a couple of handjobs as far as morally reprehensible behavior and a reason to feel uncomfortable as an NFL fan. Lotsa...
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    2020 Pats: Kraft One-Ups Brady’s Departure

    Well it’s not like any of the masseuses have people lining up to shake their hands....[emoji57]
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    The Nation's Tears: Volume III

    In the social media age, almost any racial demographic statistic, once presented, has the power to start an avalanche of ridiculous comments and straw man arguments. I just wish they’d let the KKK field a team in the NFL
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    High-Class Problems: Worst Blunders of the Henry Era

    Eovaldi...YES!!! Full hijack.... Wasn’t the Lackey trade essentially a mutual quickie divorce on the heels of the beer and fried chicken fiasco? Sort of lumped in with the Tito firing, but I think Lackey didn’t want to be here, or play for free after hurting his elbow (per his contract )and...