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  1. OurF'ingCity

    2021 Pats: QB Options

    But what does “going young” at QB mean in practice? Let’s say the top QBs all get taken early as expected, the Pats can’t or don’t trade up, and they project Mac Jones and the other second-tier QBs as being far from franchise-type players. In that scenario, it seems entirely reasonable to bring...
  2. OurF'ingCity

    BC Hoops 2020-21

    Yeah I think Donahue showed that the transition from "very good Ivy League coach" to "good ACC coach" is a lot harder than one might think.
  3. OurF'ingCity

    Tatum got the bag(5 years, $195 million)

    I don't think it really has a ton to do with a lack of "superstar treatment" since, for example, Marcus Smart's rate this year is .330. And LeBron's rate in recent years has been around the .350 mark or so - which is much better than Tatum, but not outlandish. For some reason he just doesn't...
  4. OurF'ingCity

    Tatum got the bag(5 years, $195 million)

    Bumping this because I was just looking at Tatum's numbers and I don't think I really realized how bad he is at getting to the line compared to potential comps. His free throw rate this year is .238. By contrast, here are the rates of other players when they were 22: Kobe .369, Durant .439...
  5. OurF'ingCity

    Analysis of Celtics Games (2020-2021)

    This isn't necessarily directed at you specifically, DOTB, but I've seen this sentiment a lot recently and it made me wonder - is there any actual evidence that giving young players more playing time means they will develop more quickly? Take Nesmith - he's averaging 15 mpg this season. If he...
  6. OurF'ingCity

    2021 Pats: Looking Ahead – Roster Planning

    Is there any actual evidence that Mariota would be any better than Cam, especially when you factor in that Cam already knows the system and Mariota would be coming in fresh? And even if Mariota would be a bit better, is the difference enough to give up even something like a 4th round pick when...
  7. OurF'ingCity

    Is it time to talk about Coach Brad?

    And so would Brad (probably)if the Celtics had Kawhi or Jimmy Butler in past years. Which just goes back to HRB’s point that if anything this is a roster issue, not a Brad issue.
  8. OurF'ingCity

    2-14 @ Wizards

    Is Smart with the team? Because injury or not this is a "throw shit around the locker room after the game" type of performance, and we know Brad's not that type of coach.
  9. OurF'ingCity

    2-14 @ Wizards

    That's one way to look at it. The other is that this team has so many issues at the moment that wasting the TPE on a supporting piece still wouldn't put them particularly close to true contention, so they're better off retaining assets for more major moves in the offseason.
  10. OurF'ingCity

    2-14 @ Wizards

    Yeah, this team has been pretty shitty lately - no getting around it. These are the times when I have to remind myself that the defending Eastern Conference champs basically ran back the same team this year and are currently 4 games under .500. It could be worse.
  11. OurF'ingCity

    2021 Pats: QB Options

    “Might” not? I’d say almost certainly not - he made one vague comment about how he’d like to have a little bit more input into personnel decisions. And he also has a no trade clause, so in the very unlikely event he’d be willing to accept a trade, I can’t see him wanting to come to New England.
  12. OurF'ingCity

    2/12 Pummel the Pistons

    Maybe it just occurred to Semi that he’s a free agent next year and he could make or lose millions of dollars depending on how he plays the next few months.
  13. OurF'ingCity

    2021 Pats: QB Options

    Agree that it’s not a lock that Dak returns to the Cowboys. But I see no way that he’d want to come to the Pats over the Cowboys, unless they offered him way more money or the Cowboys just didn’t give him a long-term offer at all (which is not Jerry Jones’s style).
  14. OurF'ingCity

    Benintendi to Royals for Franchy Cordero, Mets RHP prospect Josh Winckowski, and 3 PTBNLs

    Sure, obviously the ideal is a team that hits a lot - for power and average - walks a lot, doesn't strike out a lot, is pretty fast, etc. That's basically what we got in 2018 and obviously that team was way better than the 2020 Rays. My point was only (a) basically all good teams, including...
  15. OurF'ingCity

    2021 Pats: QB Options

    To the extent you are saying that the Pats will overpay for the "next big thing" because of a perceived "backlash" from fans, I'm going to disagree with you pretty hard. That is not and will never be how BB operates, and if Kraft told him something like "I know you'd prefer to bring back Cam...
  16. OurF'ingCity

    Benintendi to Royals for Franchy Cordero, Mets RHP prospect Josh Winckowski, and 3 PTBNLs

    Not saying you're wrong, but limiting the sample size to players under 400 PAs is a bit misleading in this instance because the lack of PAs has mostly been due to injuries, whereas with somebody like Brandon Allen he didn't get PAs because he just wasn't that good. If (and admittedly it's a big...
  17. OurF'ingCity

    Benintendi to Royals for Franchy Cordero, Mets RHP prospect Josh Winckowski, and 3 PTBNLs

    Exactly. It's really not true that the Dodgers have thrown the cash around while the Red Sox have been penny pinchers. It's just that the Dodgers have largely avoided giving out albatross contracts (not so much because they don't give out big contracts, but just because their players seem to...
  18. OurF'ingCity

    Benintendi to Royals for Franchy Cordero, Mets RHP prospect Josh Winckowski, and 3 PTBNLs

    Yep, same thing. John Mozeliak has been the de facto GM (now technically president of baseball ops) since 2007, and he came up as an assistant to the prior GM, Walt Jocketty, who himself had been there since 1994.
  19. OurF'ingCity

    Super Bowl LV: Game Thread – Kansas City Chiefs @ Tompa Bay Bucs

    Yeah, it's a Brady special. It's insane to me that teams going up against Brady keep trying to do this.
  20. OurF'ingCity

    Benintendi to Royals for Franchy Cordero, Mets RHP prospect Josh Winckowski, and 3 PTBNLs

    I don't think they have figured out some different approach than any other team, I think they are just much better at executing it because they have really good front offices and, apparently, really good scouting/player evaluation teams with minimal turnover at the top. Cashman we know has been...