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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:31 am

Browns sign Jason Campbell to two year deal. I'm ok with it. Could be worse. It could have been Kolb. It could have been better, it could have been Alex Smith. But I guess the browns are going to see what they can get out of this year, and if they don't have a QB on roster (word is that Lewis stays, and McCoy goes) we'll be picking up a QB in 2014.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:47 am

If there is someone whom i hate as much as i hate loria is this guy
http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/90994 ... les-unfair
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Re: All about sports

Postby halabar » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:55 am

Klaudandus wrote:If there is someone whom i hate as much as i hate loria is this guy
http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/90994 ... les-unfair


Well, he is right to some degree in this case, Loshe was sitting and waiting a LONG time because of the compensation picks.. a lesser player is really going to have to come down on money to get a team to take him and give up picks.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:59 am

Yeah, I hate Boras and Rosenhaus both (my axis of evil in agents), but Boras has a point. The way it is structured, it is a troubling spot to put the player in.

On the other hand, The Tribe benefited from it this year, snagging both Swish and Bourn in the wake of it.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Fridmarr » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:06 am

Boras is easy to hate and I can't say I like him much either. To be fair though, it's a tough balancing act between getting players the compensation they've earned and keeping the league competitive across so many different markets under the system that they have in place.

While it is ultimately self serving for Boras, at least it's in the context of serving the people who hired him, and that's really the only responsibility he has. I think he's been harmful to baseball overall, but he does have some decent points in this case. And any harm he has caused is because he did his job "too well"

On the flip side Loria just seems like an amazingly incompetent ass. I just can't put Boras into the same boat as Loria. I can at least respect Boras for doing his job, but there's not much that Loria has done that I find redeeming.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Fridmarr » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:16 am

halabar wrote:
Klaudandus wrote:If there is someone whom i hate as much as i hate loria is this guy
http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/90994 ... les-unfair


Well, he is right to some degree in this case, Loshe was sitting and waiting a LONG time because of the compensation picks.. a lesser player is really going to have to come down on money to get a team to take him and give up picks.

I don't know how wide spread it would be though. The player has to have a market value of over 13 million to be affected at all, and if they are much over that then the cost is worth it for the acquiring team. So it seems like a fairly narrow hole.
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Re: All about sports

Postby halabar » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:17 am

Fridmarr wrote:Boras is easy to hate and I can't say I like him much either.

On the flip side Loria just seems like an amazingly incompetent ass. I just can't put Boras into the same boat as Loria. I can at least respect Boras for doing his job, but there's not much that Loria has done that I find redeeming.


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Re: All about sports

Postby halabar » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:19 am

Fridmarr wrote:
halabar wrote:
Klaudandus wrote:If there is someone whom i hate as much as i hate loria is this guy
http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/90994 ... les-unfair


Well, he is right to some degree in this case, Loshe was sitting and waiting a LONG time because of the compensation picks.. a lesser player is really going to have to come down on money to get a team to take him and give up picks.

I don't know how wide spread it would be though. The player has to have a market value of over 13 million to be affected at all, and if they are much over that then the cost is worth it for the acquiring team. So it seems like a fairly narrow hole.


But what determines the market value?...

If it's the contract he signs, that is in effect forcing him to take less money in order to get signed by a team. If it's his previous contract, that could force older players of of the game.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Fridmarr » Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:51 pm

This isn't a veteran minimum, so it shouldn't force older players out of the game. At worst it may force them to accept a thirteen million dollar contract when they may have been able to get a few million more.

No one with the ability to pull that off will be forced out.

I'm talking about relative market value which you can derive (close enough) based on production.
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Re: All about sports

Postby halabar » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:58 am

Sports success, filled my 20-team fantasy baseball league from my new guild in time for the draft this Friday.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Teranoid » Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:20 pm

Penguins win their 15th straight and haven't lost a game since Feb 28th. Damn..
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:46 pm

Teranoid wrote:Penguins win their 15th straight and haven't lost a game since Feb 28th. Damn..

until crosby gets a concussion and cannot play until 2015.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Fridmarr » Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:02 pm

So how are folks doing on their brackets? I didn't submit one this year, so I need to live vicariously through someone else. Anyone killing it?
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:10 pm

nope, and if I had, it woulda been all busted.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Teranoid » Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:05 pm

I didn't even watch a single game this year.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:07 pm

Klaudandus wrote:
Teranoid wrote:Penguins win their 15th straight and haven't lost a game since Feb 28th. Damn..

until crosby gets a concussion and cannot play until 2015.


http://nhl.si.com/2013/03/31/sidney-cro ... &eref=sihp

*snerk*

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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:48 pm

Kevin Ware's broken leg
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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:37 am

I filled out two brackets, and my middle son filled out two brackets.

My first bracket (the "SRSBIZ"), is ranked 593219 out of 8,500,000 on ESPN
My second bracket (the I'm going to choose who wins based on things other than the team) is ranked 1,956,691 out of 8.5M
My poor son, is in the 8M's. His bracket was SLAUGHTERED

It only gets worse for me from here on out though. Only one of my Final Fours made it (Louisville). I had Louisville, Zaga, Butler, and Florida in it. with Louisville and butler in the game.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:33 am

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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:23 pm

Matt Flynn to Raiders, Carson Palmer to AZ.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:27 pm

Over Under on day of the year we have our first No Hitter?

I'm saying May 9th.

And... Watching the Astros last night, they didn't look that bad. Played together as a team, and had timely hitting. I'm rooting for them to do well. I would love to see them kick the Yankees teeth down there throat, and then for Bo Porter to walk over to Giardi, and say "How's Arod?"
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Re: All about sports

Postby Flex » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:42 pm

Klaudandus wrote:Matt Flynn to Raiders, Carson Palmer to AZ.


Carson Palmer is the gift that keeps on giving.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Teranoid » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:53 pm

Well good to see the Pirates starting off the same way they ended last year:

AJ carrying the pitching and the offense as fucking anemic as ever.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:59 pm

Teranoid wrote:AJ carrying the pitching.


That's not something you often hear =P
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Re: All about sports

Postby Teranoid » Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:54 pm

AJ was absolutely on fire after he gave up that bomb to Rizzo. It's just too bad it took McCutchen getting plunked and then a ball getting in Pedro's zone (which you'd assume was buried under the plate given how many bad pitches he swings at) in the bottom of the 9th against Carlos MarLOL of all people to even get a run across.

Here we go again..
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