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  1. SoxFanForever

    Manny: All Quiet on the Rumor Front

    Any recommendations on sports related podcasts?
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    Manny: All Quiet on the Rumor Front

    The updates to the thread title almost make this slog worth it.
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    Manny: All Quiet on the Rumor Front

    I think that makes sense in that it would only really help someone negotiating with Harper to show that the price of the other coveted FA comp in his class is getting offered much less than he's looking for.
  4. I think that's fair to say that a lot of it is unknown right now. But, if we hit on even a quarter of these guys I think it has to be considered a success. I guess it just seems a bit early to me to call the rebuild a disappointment when there was a bit of bad injury luck and a lot of these guys were getting their first significant taste at the MLB level.
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    Manny: All Quiet on the Rumor Front

    I believe the Jays were expected to cut payroll significantly. There is an article here https://www.thestar.com/sports/bluejays/opinion/2018/09/11/blue-jays-headed-for-dramatic-payroll-cut.html Also, I believe earlier in the year someone posted an article about Mark Shapiro and his history with other teams of slashing payroll. I don't expect them to be adding a $200+ million dollar contract.
  6. The rebuild isn't going well? If your expectation was for all of these guys to catch fire right out of the gate and be called up in 2018 maybe. Lopez had a very solid first season and looks to already be a mid-rotation starter. Moncada, in what is considered a bad first full year still hit 17 HR, had 55 XBH and played solid defense. Eloy has raked in every level so far and looks to be no later than mid-April. Cease looked excellent, especially after his promotion to AA and looks to be on the same trajectory as Kopech was in 2018. Dunning - similar story to Cease. Kopech looked like he belonged in the MLB prior to his injury and hopefully will bounce back to be excellent when he returns. This is without even talking about guys like Basabe, Robert, Madrigal, etc. who are probably 2 years away. To call the rebuild disappointing this early on is pretty ridiculous.
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    Manny: All Quiet on the Rumor Front

    Supposedly the Cards did inquire but the price was too high. That is assuming any rumors we have heard so far are actually accurate.
  8. I really don't get how he was 8th in MVP votes that year. His numbers were just pure insanity. Better than everyone above him.
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    Bruce Levine

    I listened live yesterday during my commute by sheer luck. It sounded an awful lot to me like Bruce was fabricating/faking his info to some extent. He sounded confused about half of the stuff and when Parkins called him out on some of the details he stumbled and didn't really have any answer. The whole thing made him look really bad IMO.
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    Manny: All Quiet on the Rumor Front

    Seemed like he was more mad at Bob/Buster for fabricating stories in a dry FA period than anything. It doesn't seem like he is calling the Sox out really.
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    Manny: All Quiet on the Rumor Front

    The "....mother******* bi****** passionless Sox" may rise once again.
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    2018-2019 Official NBA thread

    Bulls are currently down 99-66 with over 6 minutes left in the 3rd. Complete bloodbath.
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    Official 2018-19 NFL Thread

    Pretty sure Bowles is a lock to TB with Arians.
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    Sox Sign Jon Jay; 1 year/$4 mil, Charlie Tilson DFA'd

    Why do you care about Jerry's wallet? They have been saving money tanking the past few seasons, have a sweetheart stadium deal and just signed a new TV contract. A few million for Jon Jay is not going to financially cripple the team or prevent them from doing anything they want to do in the future.
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    Official 2018-19 NFL Thread

    Chargers D is actually fairly good. Chargers only allowed 13 more points this year than Houston.
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    2018 Fantasy Football Discussion Thread

    Just won my semifinal game due to a tiebreaker. We don't do decimals in our league so we both ended with 105 points and our tiebreaker that the league voted on a few years ago was RB points. Thank you Aaron Jones!
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    2017-2018 NHL discussion thread

    QUOTE (LittleHurt05 @ Feb 26, 2018 -> 01:14 PM) a 1st round pick is great for Hartman, but the problem is young, cost-controlled talent is vital for the Hawks and now they have to find someone as good as him, which hasn't been the easier for Bowman. I think they are hoping for Hayden to fill that role. Hartman has taken too many dumb penalties and not progressed in that phase since he got here.
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    2018 Video Game thread

    Is anyone else as obsessed with Monster Hunter World as I am? The game is extremely deep and a lot of fun to play with randoms.
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    Cold Stove - Free Agents Still on the table

    QUOTE (Dick Allen @ Feb 23, 2018 -> 09:26 AM) I found something, and it's very weird. https://jaysjournal.com/2018/02/22/blue-jay...y-brett-lawrie/ He sounds like a headcase in this interview. The problems he is having may be more mental than physical. It seems like he is trying to blame the Sox training staff for an injury that may or may not exist. Hopefully he can get help in whatever the issue is.
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    2017-2018 NHL discussion thread

    Any chance Q may be in trouble if they keep trending this way? Not looking so good right now.
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    2017 Watercooler TV thread

    Anyone else check out American Gods yet? The first episode seemed really interesting and I'm curious how closely it will follow the novel.
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    POSTPONED: Opening Day Game Thread 2017

    QUOTE (chitownsportsfan @ Apr 3, 2017 -> 01:16 PM) How's the weather looking? Rain seems to have stopped here for now.
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    2016-2017 NFL Thread

    QUOTE (lasttriptotulsa @ Jan 16, 2017 -> 05:50 PM) Sounds like that change is coming. Word is that Thompson is going to move into a senior scouting role so they can promote Eliot Wolf before he goes elsewhere. I certainly hope so. Thompson and McCarthy have gotten away with being very mediocre due to the fact that they have had back to back Hall of Fame QB's on their team to cover for glaring holes. For example, their #1 corner has been out since week 1 and they have not done anything to even bring in some depth to cover for that huge loss. Thankfully vets like Micah Hyde have stepped up to at least be a serviceable bandage.
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    **2016 Films Thread**

    Saw an early screening of Arrival yesterday. It was a bit different than I expect but my friends and I enjoyed it overall. For a while I thought they were going to pull an Interstellar on us but it ended in an interesting place.