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  1. Flash

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    That would be interesting. Any basis for your thoughts on this?
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Gates is the guy who should be formally heading up the global response.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Doofus is giving update now. Can't complete a sentence without offroading into incoherence despite the fact he is reading.
  4. Flash

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    We (mankind) are in crisis. The US should be looked to for leadership. Our response was to create a virus task force headed by Mike Pence and including 2 people from the medical community (Drs. Fausi and Birx). With all due respect to the Drs. that is not a real task force. Moreover, it reports to Trump who cannot manage anything let alone a crisis. We need a serious leader who can mobilize resources and think in terms of collaboration and execution. This is a viral/medical crisis but to win will take the best minds in science, logistics, supply networking, technology and manufacturing. Lets recruit Bill Gates to lead a real task force made up of the best and brightest across all relevant disciplines. For any of you who have watched the documentary, Inside Bills Brain, you know he is the man for the job (if you have Cable and time on your hands, its a great watch). This guy knows how to think globally and organize effectively. When he calls, leaders respond and when he speaks, its with credibility vs. Trumps ego feeding, self important referendums on how great he is doing. If we don't get serious (Pence might be a fine cheerleader and Trump sycophant but he should not chair a task force with real consequences for nonperformance), this will be orders of magnitude worse than it could be.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Huff Post today..."Having sold himself as a great business and military leader despite bankrupt casinos and bone spurs, President Donald Trump faces his greatest challenge yet: making Americans forget the two months he dismissed concerns about a deadly pandemic as a “hoax.”
  6. My rd. 1 preference 1) Kelley HS/RHP) 1a) Abel (HS/RHP) 3) Detmers (LHP) 4) Howard (SS)
  7. Agreed on Vera. Sounds more interesting than either Thompson or Dalquist to me. Also hoping Kelley somehow slides to 11.
  8. Just mentioned Larnach to illustrate how GMs might view relative value. I understand some of you prefered Larnach but, Madrigal went 4 and Larnach 20. Madrigal was drafted 4 because the WS, as well as others, valued what he brings to an organization by way of leadership among other skills. If I recall correctly, the WS were considering Kelenek as the other option at 4. Either way, Sox will enjoy benefits from Madrigal while Larnach and Kelenek navigate their way through AA and AAA.
  9. Baseball, as in every team sport, needs players who understand and intuitively execute on the things, often imperceptible, that help teams win. I'm guessing Madrigal possesses that ability in spades. He has been a winner at every level, including NCAA champ. The value those kind of players bring doesn't always show up in the box score. Taking the extra base, extending at-bats, hitting behind runners, calming pitchers down during mound visits, making every play, every throw, every decision correctly. He was the same player now as he was when he was drafted from a team that included Trevor Larnach, a check-all-the-boxes, Law kind of player and there wasn't a team in the league that wouldn't have drafted Madrigal before Larnach.
  10. Flash

    2020 MLB Draft Thread

    Same
  11. Flash

    Cuts

    Delmonico?
  12. Flash

    2020 MLB Draft Thread

    Actually meant Kelley and Abel.
  13. Flash

    2020 MLB Draft Thread

    Looks as though he removed the 2 HS fireballers seen on other published lists, either of whom I'd love to see us select.
  14. Flash

    2020 MLB Draft Thread

    I posted this in under wrong category but does anyone know if/how will the MLB draft will be conducted if the rest of the college and possibly H.S. seasons are shut down? Do we just roll with the data we have?
  15. Does anyone have an idea on if/how the MLB draft will be conducted if the rest of the college and possibly H.S. seasons are shut down?
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