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About southsider2k5

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  1. southsider2k5

    So is no one falling on the sword for 2018?

    So why the double standard for expectations?
  2. southsider2k5

    So is no one falling on the sword for 2018?

    Are people throwing decades long temper tantrums about Sears too? Burning their Sears clothing to protest Sears leaving their town? Creating local message boards to complain about the assistant managers of their local Sears team? Are they talking about scouting the neighborhoods for the next up and coming cashiers? Seriously, it is an awful comparison.
  3. southsider2k5

    So is no one falling on the sword for 2018?

    This is reality. Teams with more resources have more options. This fan base means the team doesn't have as many options as others. Some wear that as a badge of honor, yet are upset when it works against them.
  4. southsider2k5

    So is no one falling on the sword for 2018?

    Except in places like just across town...
  5. southsider2k5

    So is no one falling on the sword for 2018?

    lol, this same fan base that apparently needs multiple consecutive playoff appearances to show up expects little.
  6. southsider2k5

    So is no one falling on the sword for 2018?

    Pretty sure there is no real comparison between retails sales and professional sports. That is completely and utter ridiculous.
  7. southsider2k5

    So is no one falling on the sword for 2018?

    Funny what you can accomplish with fan support that gives you time to build the right way. The thing that never gets said is that Sox managements impatience is largely a product of an impatient fan base wanting results right now. They were scared to go through a rebuilding process because they knew they would hemorrage fans and viewers... that has largely been proven true.
  8. southsider2k5

    Guys we should target on shortterm deals

    Again this is not the same pen.
  9. southsider2k5

    Guys we should target on shortterm deals

    This is so spot on.
  10. southsider2k5

    So is no one falling on the sword for 2018?

    Which pretty clearly makes it much harder to simply outspend the mistakes. This isn't a Yankees or Dodgers budget we are talking about here. The simplicity of "SPEND!" while the easiest answer, isn't always realistic.
  11. southsider2k5

    So is no one falling on the sword for 2018?

    You should be. Your line of reasoning as me agreeing with Balta. That alone should be reason enough to make you wonder.
  12. southsider2k5

    So is no one falling on the sword for 2018?

    You are pretty well making Balta's point for him.
  13. southsider2k5

    So is no one falling on the sword for 2018?

    I think the quiet turnover of the people in charge of the minor league system, as well as development, was a big response to this era. I also feel like the early returns have been there at least so far. I mean it is hard to evaluate draft classes this early, but it feels like the last 3 drafts have been our best in probably 15 years. The 16/17/18 classes have been really exciting and are doing big things in the minors.
  14. southsider2k5

    2018-19 NCAA Basketball thread

    The era of one and done might be done via the NBA. https://deadspin.com/nba-developmental-league-to-offer-125-000-contracts-to-1829842591
  15. southsider2k5

    2018-2019 Official NBA thread

    Sadly that would be the best possible outcome for this season (the 2019 #1 pick, not necessarily Zion)
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