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    2021 NFL Season Thread

    Schoen goes to NYG. National writers pushing Flores there as well. Seemed like from buffalo beat writers even if bears prioritized him, he wanted those 2 first round picks and clean slate. I still think about, even with Morocco Brown and liking him, how Beane was GM and brought Schoen with. Schoen definitely has an eye for talent, but I still would really like a guy like Khan whom I think has a good chance at bringing good scouts in place and should have the skill of managing the assets well and giving his scouts enough shots to score. Or else you risk, like with Pace, consistently falling in love with draft targets and falling behind and never catching back up.
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    The Second Base Options (as it stands)

    Engel was also hurt. Vaughn may have been up as our DH without those injuries but it definitely forced their hand. By the time Sheets was needed our 4 top OFs to start year were gone (eaton dfa), leury had to be more often at 2b, and brian goodwin was our CF. So it was injury fueled for sure. If Robert is there, Vaughn/Goodwin/Robert would have been enough to keep Sheets down.
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    2021 NFL Season Thread

    you are welcome. Sad news about Smith, but completely understandable. So much respect for that guy.
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    2021-22 NBA Thread

    But you also have Green/DJJ hang around the arc, so this is replacing these guys who can only slash or begrudgingly shoot some wide open corner 3s with Barnes who people have to cover. It's 4 on 5 now and it would be a very strong 5 on 5. In the playoffs, we know teams are not going to let Demar operate 1 on 1 to get these midrange buckets. So having a guy he can send out the pass to for a 3 will be huge, and he can cover a strong 4 rather than Ball and let ball and caruso wreak havoc on smaller players. The bulls have a very good team, who knows if stars align with guys playing this well again.
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    2021 NFL Season Thread

    Some very welcome news I don't particularly understand why (candidate preference?), but it did seem incredibly silly to just be interviewing 1 a day and building out the list AND scheduling a 2nd coach interview. I was so excited they had a list that included Khan and Smith and guys like Joe Hortiz...but then they never were announced. Hopefully they did actually interview.
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    2021-22 NBA Thread

    I think he makes them a lot better. 1. The bulls are the best percentage 3pt team in the league but lowest in attempts. They have a math problem. Their "4s" like Green and DJJ only put up 1-2 3s per game. Barnes puts up 5 and hits them at a 45% clip 2. Because Lavine, Vuc, and Demar operate so much in the mid-range, you don't want a guy that also needs to play there. Barnes would be fine just hanging and getting easy corner 3s. Barnes basically shoots 3s or close 2s. And he CAN back a guy down if needed, which is helpful in the 2nd unit. 3. He is not a great defensive player but he has often guarded the best offensive player on the opposing team and been neutral, and that is on a very stupid defensive team in the kings. The Bulls WITH caruso and ball are actually quite smart on defense, and it's believable he'd do the same. 4. He gets to the line 5 times per game, the guys he is replacing do not get there consistently He's a bit like our discussions of Jeff McNeil for the sox. He's not the greatest player in the world but his strengths fit nearly all of the white sox weaknesses (LH, Low K, Strong OBP, Strong Defense).
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    2021-22 NBA Thread

    Personally I think it is worth exploring a better player than a buyout It is tough though. There are few bad teams and those that are truly bad are mostly just very young. If you can get Barnes you just have to get him. I mean, Ibaka doesn't preclude you from anything. And I mean off the bench is he that much better than what Green would get you (Green's numbers are vs. Starters keep in mind)
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    2021-22 NBA Thread

    such a bummer. I don't think we've had a single game where all of our starting 5 + Coby were available. With Ayo playing like Ayo is, I wonder if he can actually be the piece that gets us a starting 4. We do have ample guards.
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    2021 NFL Season Thread

    While the Eberflus process was bad yesterday, reports like these remind me so much of the CW on the bears keeping Pace despite now knowing they had polian working on replacements for weeks.
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    2021 NFL Season Thread

    I like Morocco Brown, but I feel like the opposite set up would be better. I don’t think there’s a shortage of good scouts in the NFL, I think it’s better the guy in charge makes sure the scouts have enough opportunities to get the right guys. Brown is well rounded enough I think he would be good in the role, but a great scout in a GM role is no sure thing.
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    2021 NFL Season Thread

    I've heard optimists say perhaps they have circled their GMs at this point, and if they all had eberflus overlapping, why not. But it seems unlikely. More likely they just loved eberflus. Colts DVOA for defense wasn't as impressive as I'd expected. But I still think he's a pretty talented coach and seems well liked. Should have a lot of coach contacts. Also MIZ.
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    2021 NFL Season Thread

    Dodds withdraws. This is the bad news day I see. He had a personality I worried about at the top, plus in an interview with a beat writer he loved scouting so much I wondered if he really wanted a GM role like this. But, maybe he told George and Ted what they didn't want to hear and in 5 years we'll be interviewing his asst gm
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    2021 NFL Season Thread

    Eberflus isn't in playoffs though and is just a few hours away. I have a hard time giving them benefit of the doubt on that.
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    FS: 2021-2022 International Preview

    I think people are just wondering if this is like getting excited about Enoy Jimenez signing or if he is well thought of.
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    2021 NFL Season Thread

    Even so, the problem is them creating a shortlist for the GM rather than allowing the GM to run the search based on the info already gathered. That is unless they are farther along in a GM but that seems unlikely given the names still to interview.
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    2021 NFL Season Thread

    Wow my confidence in this search just cratered with the announcement they are scheduling next round HC interviews before GM. Same shit different year.
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    Welcome to the MLB work stoppage

    Eh, I'm sure they've already considered every scenario players could propose and worked through what they are going to press for vs ease up on, they'll take days to respond because they think it's awesome to do. Eventually as deadlines come down the hands will get revealed. I do think the players need to prioritize a bit more on what is most important.
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    FS: 2021-2022 International Preview

    Never said anything about worst, in fact I said this: I am pointing out that our classes have rarely been much different in volume than what was initially reported from Badler. Right now it's at 3. So if it's 4 or 5, that still leaves this as a very small class. My issue with this is it would make more sense with the way Shirley is drafting by going after 2-3 key draft targets to bring in volume with intl, instead they are both going after smaller classes. I have no doubt that some additional transactions will occur (as with Bailey, Guzman, Rodriguez), but with an additional six months I don't understand why we are being so conservative with our budgets.
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    Cease hired Boras as agent

    Can't tell you how exciting it was for me to see a white sox players name in a writers tweet. Can't wait for this to resolve 🎷 Good for Dylan though. He seems like a guy who will enjoy Boras' metaphors.
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    2021 NFL Season Thread

    I sorta gagged when I saw this, but after reading up on him was glad he's included (also vikes are going to meet with him too): He's not had a good defensive roster or offense to take any heat off the defense yet, and is generally seen as overperforming with the units (much more so last year). The NY media all sees it as a priority he stays. But in reading some articles - one of the few writeups of belicheck disciples that sees affible and that the key to his dominance is adaptability and changing your scheme to antagonize the other team and put your players in best position. Not sure if he's ready yet and most concerned about staff, but he definitely seems like he's on a fast track to being an HC. Reminds me of Vrabel honestly, he came to TN when HOU had a pretty terrible year. I think it's good when these guys are tagged early as HC material for more than coordinator dominance.
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    FS: 2021-2022 International Preview

    It was our second year and the As, Astros, Padres and Nats all were under penalty but managed 15+ player classes. So your sample size for classes under the new CBA where Sox weren’t under penalty is like 3. Not sure why you would be confident in the size.
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    FS: 2021-2022 International Preview

    While this may sound reassuring in 2018 we signed 5 players initially and only like 30% of our pool. So 3 players on 75% isn’t that out there. And even if it’s 5 or 6, that would again be a very small class.
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    2021 NFL Season Thread

    Dodds interviews today. I'm a bit surprised how few interviews a day are happening, but actually very impressed the Bears are not rushing this. The fact that they are mimicking the vikings search is again making me hopeful. As much as Schoen/Daboll seems great, the whole "let's just recreate what another franchise does here with their #2s" never seems to work that well does it? Otherwise we'd all be terrified of how the Texans are about to become New England south. Not saying I'm against either, I like both, and Daboll has that key trait of adjusting to counter opponents weaknesses. His career actually reminds me a lot of Arians and even Fangio. But I don't think it's wise now to just throw plans out the window and throw ourselves at them because they had a peak game.
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    FS: 2021-2022 International Preview

    Why are we sure? This isn't the first time the initial draft class has come in and we thought there would be more. I'm sure they will sign more people, but in the past that has indicated the kinds of guys that have shown up in DSL in June transactions.
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    FS: 2021-2022 International Preview

    No announcement, but I’ve said the same thing three years now. Badler doesn’t miss much.
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