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  1. OCD SS

    The Mainboard MLB Lockout Thread

    My point with posting the article was not to antagonize Yankee fans, but rather to point to just how reasonable estimates of payroll vs. revenue look. I do think it was somewhat surprizing that Hal would come out in favor of lowering the CBT thresholds given that that is essentially more of a...
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    The Mainboard MLB Lockout Thread

    I think the owners are being a bit tone deaf, and are assuming that a PR line of "spoiled athletes getting paid millions to play a kids game" line will carry the day. I think that misses very real changes to the general public's understanding of income inequality, and that Manfred is a terrible...
  3. OCD SS

    The Mainboard MLB Lockout Thread

    This is essentially what the owners did on December 1. The good news is that the owners had a proposal ready today, the bad news is that it wasn't very appealing to the players (which I guess we should've expected.
  4. OCD SS

    The Mainboard MLB Lockout Thread

    That’s certainly fair; I certainly have no inside scoop of what went down via a vis Rosenthal, but the Fox report isn’t the only time I’ve heard baseball commentators opining that Mandred is a bit thin skinned. That Rosenthal was sidelined (but still paid) certainly made it seem like this...
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    The Mainboard MLB Lockout Thread

    We're a month and a half in since MLB ownership locked out all players on the 40-man roster the second the CBA expired, bringing to an end the longest recent run of uninterrupted run of labor peace in professional sports. At the deadline the MLBPA had submitted a plan focused on the economics of...
  6. OCD SS

    2021 MLB offseason - news and notes

    Would I be incorrect in guessing that if we could calculate the incline of the steps, or maybe just the distance, we could basically draw a line through the aisle of the new front row to see where the new fence will be?
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    2022 HOF Candidates: Ortiz and Papelbon First Time on Ballot

    I don’t think so, unless most of the people in this thread are in Asian or European time zones. Most of the posts are during the waking (or work) hours of the average American residing on the East coast. Depending on where they live, their occupation, and certain other proclivities, Mueller's...
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    2022 Hall of Fame Class

    I had originally looked at those numbers back when there was a lot of debate about shifting Papi to 1B to slot Manny into the DH spot; following up, the years he had a better OPS + as a 1Bman (Sox only) were 2006, 09, 12 & 15, but all of the sample sizes for 1B play are pretty small… By...
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    2022 HOF Candidates: Ortiz and Papelbon First Time on Ballot

    A few people work up models based on the public ballots and expectations that the private ballots will lower the public percentages. This year I think there are fewer public ballots so far, but looking at known gains/ losses it doesn’t look good for Bonds Clemens. Papi is probably going to be a...
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    2022 Hall of Fame Class

    The ineffable nature of quantifying defense, especially past defense, is going to be a problem for awhile… I'm pretty sure there's a pretty good number of Yankee fans who felt the same way about Jeter's defense at SS (and probably a good number here who now look at X through similar lenses). I...
  11. OCD SS

    2022 SoSH HOF Ballot

    This ballot would change the percentages slightly but not affect the results listed.
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    2022 SoSH HOF Ballot

    Results are in this cold, cold wet day... Results are as follows for 29 ballots: 22 votes were required to pass the 75% threshold for induction: Ortiz: 29 ballots, 100% (probably not a surprise for our sample population). Bonds & Clemens: 25 ballots each, 86.2% ARod: 23 ballots, 79.3% On...
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    2022 SoSH HOF Ballot

    Going to bump this in attempt to get a few ballots. Since we got a late start I probably won’t tabulate this until after New Year’s.
  14. OCD SS

    2022 SoSH HOF Ballot

    When you combine the lack of 3Bmen in the HOF with this argument, it tells me that the writers aren’t looking at the realities of the position. It’s as if the expectations are if you play a corner, you hit like a 1Bman, and it ignores the new assessment of the defensive spectrum, where the he...
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    2022 SoSH HOF Ballot

    My ballot is as follows: Barry Bonds Roger Clemens ARod I'm ambivalent about the steroid guys, but the most convincing argument I've heard for these guys comes from Jay Jaffe (paraphrasing): 'If the Bud Selig, who presided over the who mess of the Steroid Era, and was guilty of collusion to...
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    2022 SoSH HOF Ballot

    The BBWA ballots for the HOF are due postmarked on December 31, and with not much else to talk about, I thought it would be worth having SoSHers post their own ballots. I was going to list this as a poll, but the board software doesn't accommodate that many options in a single poll, so just post...
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    Red Sox Offseason discussion

    When the Sox take on a player at the end of a deal, it’s usually because the player’s AAV hit is less than his salary and they can pay the difference on the salary while having it count much less in the CBT calculation. It’s a good way to throw around their financial muscle to get talent...
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    Big Papi not a Fan of Valentine's Day (or Month or Year)

    … just another example of why new threads are good. Perhaps some sort of auto-lock feature should close off old threads after a certain length of time?
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    Poll: How long will the MLB lockout last?

    I think this is how everyone expected it to go once the league implemented the lock-out. They'll take the holidays off and start talking next year. Even then they're not likely to show any urgency until there's the chance that real games will come off the schedule...
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    Red Sox Offseason discussion

    I think you’re missing the context of my post as it relates to the circumstances Beantownidaho posits in the post directly above it. I don't think present circumstances warrant worrying about trading X. If they sign a glove first SS to be a cady, then definitely not. If they sign Story, maybe...