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About MackowiakYakYak

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  1. MackowiakYakYak

    Foodies: Other Bullpen Depth Pieces

    It actually ends up being a lot of small arms but we notice the quantifiable 99mph
  2. MackowiakYakYak

    DH Options

    MLB is staying with 26 man rosters right?
  3. MackowiakYakYak

    Katz on our Pitcher Progress Summary

    Anyone count the number of spins on that curve? We need to get that thing up to 3,000 rpm anything less and Katz should be fired
  4. I bet it was a significant part personality and Eaton being a former Sox player. It has the smell of the way the Sox created teams in the past
  5. I don’t think the growth in salary is the right way to think about it. Absolutely yes players are getting paid more but they are in a business that has boomed and requires quality over quantity in labor. The more interesting question might be what percentage of their value are the players taking home? What percentage of league revenue ends up going to the players?
  6. FC Barcelona is having the elections for the team’s president right now. I don’t know the exact details of the process but it sounds like anyone paying dues is allowed to vote.
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    Kyle Schwarber signs with Nationals: 1 year 10mil

    He’s had three seasons after turning 25. One bad Covid season and two good normal seasons. Before that he had a good rookie year and a bad follow-up to that. 3 good years vs. 1.3 bad years C’mon man. He’s not what the Cubs thought he’d be but he’s still a great bat with bad defense
  8. MackowiakYakYak

    Kyle Schwarber signs with Nationals: 1 year 10mil

    For anyone questioning the dollar amount, what do you think Schwarber is worth? He’s got a great bat, hits lefty, and will be a 2-3 WAR player most years.
  9. The 6th Commissioner has it right. We don’t need every piece of life turned into a commodifiable asset. We let a single man or a boardroom control the prides of our city. I mean all we have to do is look at Cleveland for what bad teams can do to a place. Our own city applauded the death of a man because he held our hockey team hostage. Private individuals owning our sports is questionable but when they do it while concerned about ROI and asset growth it’s ridiculous. I only want to ever care about how much an athlete is making when they put a salary cap on the league where players get the majority. What has someone like Nutting in Pittsburgh done to deserve any profits from continuously fielding one of the worst teams in the league? Having initial capital shouldn’t be the qualification for getting to run a piece of American history.
  10. MackowiakYakYak

    My 5 Favorite WS Players

    I don’t understand Madrigal hate at all. I’d much rather have him over a power-first bat at a similar OPS. I’m hoping his 60-grade fielding and 70-grade speed show up at some point, but he still has great lead off potential. If he doesn’t make it there then he’d be one of the best #9 hitters in the league. A perfect skill set to move runners already on base or take an extra base on a Tim base hit.
  11. MackowiakYakYak

    Jon Sciambi named CubsTV play by play

    Am I the only one that didn't know this guy by name? I recognized the voice though. Anyone self-describing as fat is welcome to me. The city needs to return to its roots and make Chicago fat again
  12. MackowiakYakYak

    My 5 Favorite WS Players

    We have a pretty likeable team. I'm also an Engel guy and would add Leury as a favorite but with both maybe outside the top 5. Another interesting question is which players do you dislike? Eaton, Keuchel, and Grandal are the main ones I hear grumbling about. I'm curious who people don't like and why
  13. MackowiakYakYak

    Engel agrees to deal

    Love our toolsy boy. Hopefully the Sox have learned from their “draft a high-walk, low-K college player” philosophy and keep picking up more interesting prospects
  14. MackowiakYakYak

    What is Moncada's Value?

    Not trying to incite. What’s your position? That Moncada and his contract are actually a negative value? Or something else?
  15. MackowiakYakYak

    Will you forgive JR/Hahn

    Not sure the exact stance you’re taking but posters are usually enthusiastic about all the long-term signings. Moncada, Robert, Eloy, and Anderson extensions were all applauded with Bummer’s having a mixed response. I don’t think anyone had mentioned it yet but absolutely you have to include that as a positive for the organization. And of course all the great contract extensions that gave us value to acquire our prospects.