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Jack Parkman

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  1. Jack Parkman

    Former Sox updates (Avi, etc)

    Q got absolutely lit up today. I still like him, but he's clearly not the same guy he was from 2012-17. It seems the Cubs traded for him and he has fallen off of a cliff. His last good season was 2017. He was still that guy in 2017 when the Sox traded him, but it seems like either the NL figured him out or he's lost it.
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    RF options are bleak...any other ideas?

    Also not a bad idea.
  3. The Sox have the toughest part of their schedule coming up. 2 Vs WSH 4 Vs NYY 3 @BOS 3 @TEX 2 @CHC 4 Vs MIN 4 Vs DET 2 Vs CHC 24 games total. If they could go 11-13 that would be a major win.
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    Rangers and Sox Game Thread

    With Vaughn and Collins in the fold, I'm ok with them moving Abreu if the value is there. I think it is ok to keep Colome.
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    Rangers and Sox Game Thread

    If you mean in terms of the umps fucking him over, yes. Otherwise, GTFO
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    Rangers and Sox Game Thread

    The ump basically took the bat out of Moncada's hands
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    Rangers and Sox Game Thread

    Wtf ump????
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    Rangers and Sox Game Thread

    Dammit. Tie game.
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    Official 2018-2019 NHL thread

    Byram is Erik Johnson. Highly overrated. I think Broberg will probably end up being a better NHL D. I am a huge fan of the Dach selection.
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    Day of Reckoning is Coming NCAA...

    I think there needs to be another option, especially for football players, than the NCAA. While the NFL has a point about physical maturity, people shouldn't be forced to go to school if they don't want to. Colleges are academic institutions first, and if I were a lawmaker, I'd end college sports as they exist now. Those scholarships need to go to academics, not athletics. If you want to play a sport, you have to go to the minor leagues to do it. Either go to college or see if you can cut it. No academic exceptions whatsoever, other than accommodations for exams. If you want to go to any school, if you don't meet the academic requirements that John or Jane Q. Non-Athlete has to, you can't get in. Simple as that. One of the things that pissed me off when I was in college was the sheer amount of help that athletes got just for being athletes. I have autism, and I didn't get half of the accommodations that athletes did.
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    2019 MLB Draft and Signing Tracker

    Trenkle is going to school. They might have a shot with Krogman
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    The Tampa Bay/Montreal Rays

    If last weekend proved anything, it is that Sox fans are fickle and only support a winner. If you build it, they will come. I heard that somewhere before.
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    Strike zone yesterday.

    This is accurate and bullshit simultaneously, if that's possible
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    Strike zone yesterday.

    Umpiring is obsolete. Their job is obsolete. They can have a group of schmos in a war room in NYC make all of the calls in real time, with gameday and live video. MLB can tell the Umps to fuck off or they'll all lose their jobs. Either go along with this route and be the schmos, or we will find someone else to do it. I'm 100% a union guy, but times change and as long as they offer these guys the opportunity to run the war room I have no problems with it. If they want to have the guys travel still, they can have a booth at each ballpark.
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    Job Thread

    This is the huge issue that is keeping me from maintaining employment. I get stuck at certain points during the day. If you don't mind a short conversation a few times a day in order to sort things out, that is ok but my supervisors in past positions were too annoyed with even that. I don't need to be micromanaged, as much as I need to make sure that my supervisor and I are on the same page with what is and isn't a priority, and that is where everything breaks down for me. The only jobs I've ever had that I held for more than a couple weeks are my first bagging groceries and Jewel and working at a company that specialized in hiring autistic people. I ended up leaving that company because of multiple issues I was going through a car every 3 years because I was driving 100 miles round trip 4-5 days a week to work a 5 hour day. Things have changed since then, but that bridge has been burned and I can't go back. I would have stuck it out to see where it went, but I ended up getting involved in a romantic relationship with a co worker and after it went south, it created problems at work. Needless to say, neither me nor my ex are working there anymore. When we made the decision to date, we both thought we had nothing to lose, but in the end we both ended up losing our job. It was a poor decision.
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    GT Chicago vs Chicago, 6/19/19, 7:05 CT

    Yes, because they're going to be 29 on OD 2020. it is about the magical age of 35. This offseason should have told you that. Cole, Ozuna and Bumgarner will all get 6 years.
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    GT Chicago vs Chicago, 6/19/19, 7:05 CT

    No, but they'll give them a signing bonus to keep the committed money down.
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    GT Chicago vs Chicago, 6/19/19, 7:05 CT

    No I understand NPV and stuff like that. There is a cost to hedging your bet at the end, and that is paying more now. My argument is that with athletes, frontloading is an underrated option. You're paying the most during the years you're expecting the most production. You pay them less during the years you expect lesser production. That is smart GMing. Kicking the can down the road is a fools proposition. It is nice in theory, but in practice it comes back to bite you in the ass. It is just like taking out a loan. In the end, you end up paying more than the value of the thing you bought.
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    GT Chicago vs Chicago, 6/19/19, 7:05 CT

    I'm not sure that JR will ever hand out a 5 year contract to a pitcher again after getting burned by Danks.
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    GT Chicago vs Chicago, 6/19/19, 7:05 CT

    Never underestimate the market dude. Bumgarner could get 6, Cole will probably get 6, Ozuna will get 6 or 7, Wheeler will probably get 4 or 5. You're high if you think 5 max for these guys.
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    GT Chicago vs Chicago, 6/19/19, 7:05 CT

    They're going to add, but by extending Giolito and Moncada.
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    GT Chicago vs Chicago, 6/19/19, 7:05 CT

    If hey were that concerned, they could have front loaded it and off set it with 2 14M years at the end. That would be chump change by then, offset it in 2019 and 2020. Machado gets his $300M, We get the player. Everyone wins. But no, they had to outsmart themselves.
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    GT Chicago vs Chicago, 6/19/19, 7:05 CT

    Anyway, these are still ace numbers: 85.1 IP 2.74 ERA 1.02 WHIP 104 K Gio is still good. If you spread out an extra run here or there and have 3 tonight, you still get the same numbers. I take solace that he made Kris Bryant his b**** 3 times.
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    GT Chicago vs Chicago, 6/19/19, 7:05 CT

    They were in the middle of the pack in payroll during those years.
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