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  1. Brianish

    So....who is the new GM/head of baseball ops?

    I'm inclined to agree with this, but there's another question, which is "If you don't promote your extremely successful employees, how long before they go work for someone else?" It's fair to ask how much that kind of boogeyman should figure into a role as important as this one, though.
  2. Brianish

    Biogenesis: New revelations, new names

    Lots to dig into, as you say, but I assume the answer to this one is "negligence on the part of MLB during the early part of his career, and luck for a few years after."
  3. Brianish

    2024 Core

    Oof, totally missed that. That makes Yamamoto a much trickier call. Thanks!
  4. Brianish

    2024 Core

    Has the posting system changed? A team will have to offer enough to convince Yamamoto to sign, but don't they only have to outbid other teams on the posting fee?
  5. Brianish

    Homer Hindsight: Can You Tell If It's A Home Run Off The Bat?

    Fun fact: After I posted this, I immediately started overcompensating and racked up a string of false positives.
  6. Brianish

    Homer Hindsight: Can You Tell If It's A Home Run Off The Bat?

    It turns out I am a very skeptical person. Literally every failure so far has been a false negative. I also think I would be better at this if I was more conversant in the different ballparks.
  7. Brianish

    8/30/23 Houston We Have a Problem

    They've gotta be bored with it by now, right? Scoring runs is old news.
  8. Brianish

    8/30/23 Houston We Have a Problem

    I mean I didn't want to jump the gun.
  9. Brianish

    8/30/23 Houston We Have a Problem

    Starting to think Houston is a better team than we are.
  10. Brianish

    Shohei Ohtani's future....

    I don't necessarily know that I *agree* with the assertion; I just think that's what Red(s)HawksFan was referring to.
  11. Brianish

    Shohei Ohtani's future....

    I assume the suggestion is that he wouldn't have made it through medicals.
  12. Brianish

    Wander Franco Is In Trouble (Grooming/Pedo Warning)

    It might be a mistranslation for "ultimately." Edit - Beaten to it.
  13. Brianish

    8/11/2023 - Teeeeeeeeeel

    The Teel World?
  14. Brianish

    Baseball America Top 100 ‘23: 5 Red Sox

    I was thinking the same. Certain evaluators just seems not to believe that his batting eye will be good enough. (Or that his contact skills will make up the difference).
  15. Brianish

    Trade Deadline 2023 General Thread

    Someone who wants the opportunity to negotiate an extension with them.
  16. Brianish

    When Is It Okay To Worry About Triston Casas: An Attempt at the Reverse Jinx

    The kid talks like Ted Lasso. I love when they're easy to root for.
  17. Brianish

    Trivia: Was Carlton Fisk nicknamed "Frankenstein"?

    Three replies. Three replies and someone not only arrived with a definitive answer, but had the sourcing and a screenshot to prove it. I love this place.
  18. Brianish

    Matt Barnes DFA'd, traded to Marlins for LH reliever Bleier

    https://sonsofsamhorn.net/index.php?threads/sox-extend-barnes-2-years-18-75-m.34019/ At a glance, your recollection seems broadly correct.
  19. Brianish

    Carlos Correa and the Mets (yes, that's correct) agree on a 12-year, $315m deal

    Edit - Missed that this was already posted.
  20. Brianish

    Filling the Lyric Little Bandbox, 2023

    Both. "Lyric little bandbox" is Updike. "Come and go/talking of..." is Eliot.