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  1. lostfan

    Boras is a "Bad Person"

    QUOTE(ptatc @ Feb 22, 2008 -> 08:26 AM) And if you think that's the way it always works, you are naive. How many times have you heard a player say "that's why I hired an agent, to do that work for me." Not all agents take control but many convince the players they know best and"just let me handle it." This is similar to the players have a say in who runs the union. In theory they do but in practice, the leaders of the union decide who they want and tell the players they should vote for the guy. And by the why there is no one else to run against him. No I'm not naive at all. The agent does all the work but the final decision on where he goes and what he does is up to the player, not the agent. If a player wants to give a hometown discount to stay in their city they will do it.
  2. lostfan

    Boras is a "Bad Person"

    QUOTE(Soxbadger @ Feb 22, 2008 -> 12:57 AM) He is always looking for the best deal because that gives him the biggest pay day, he doesnt go and give home town discounts or do the type of things to make sure that his players stay happy. HE works for THEM. They tell him what to do.
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    Official Gavin Floyd/John Danks thread

    QUOTE(Jimbo's Drinker @ Feb 21, 2008 -> 12:48 PM) Idon't miss Garland at all, the kid was a headcase. I think if Danks can develop some Cooper pitches he will be great. Floyd is just crap in my opinion. Floyd has really good stuff, its just the problem of somehow realizing it.
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    Chalk one up for Wikipedia.....

    QUOTE(Steve9347 @ Feb 21, 2008 -> 09:23 AM) When I posted the picture above... I was mocking it, a little. I know, I was arguing for the sake of being argumentative. lol
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    Jerry Owens goal 65 SBs

    QUOTE(WilliamTell @ Feb 20, 2008 -> 09:28 PM) I like the goal, but it's a lotfy one, it probably won't happen but we'll see. Didn't Willie Harris make a crazy goal a few years back? It's not completely inconceivable, given the pace he was on for basically half a season plus a year of assumed improvement as a hitter. It would mean he had to be in CF full-time though.
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    Chalk one up for Wikipedia.....

    QUOTE(Texsox @ Feb 20, 2008 -> 02:13 PM) Sure it is fun to mock something that others people hold as sacred. Posting a picture of something is mocking it? I think not. I could see if we had a large number of Muslims who posted on this board and they collectively said "we don't appreciate you posting pictures of our prophet b/c it's forbidden in our religion" and someone did it anyway but thats not the case. Now, to say something like "I bet Mohammed was a Jew" just to get a laugh... THAT is mocking.
  7. lostfan

    I really dislike it when a campaign . . .

    BTW I really hate it when a campaign gets desperate and starts attacking the other candidate personally and start getting away from the issues, I also hate the subtle but irrelevant low blows.
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    I really dislike it when a campaign . . .

    QUOTE(Reddy @ Feb 8, 2008 -> 04:37 PM) i hate it when campaigns base their campaign entirely on meaningless rhetoric to rile up emotions instead of actually dealing with issues. this is why the candidates i support always lose - they're issues candidates. I'm assuming you're talking about Obama, and IMO this is getting blown all out of proportion, any time I hear a Republican (or sometimes a Hillary supporter) say something like "Obama is shallow and all talk, great speaker and nothing more" or "Obama's supporters probably don't even know what his policies and plans are, they just like hearing him talk" it makes me wonder how much they really know about Obama. Truth be told Obama has voted in lock step with the Dems since he's been elected to the Senate (he's not different from any other Democrat) and on most of the major issues, his stances are either really close or identical to Hillary's. If someone really doesn't know where Obama stands on major political issues by now they have to just be deliberately ignoring him.
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    Jerry Owens goal 65 SBs

    I wish Jerry Owens would do steroids. I'm joking but only a little.
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    Yep, I'm going to suggest it.

    QUOTE(SoxAce @ Jan 20, 2008 -> 09:30 PM) Yea I didn't want to say below average. Thought I'd be generous. Corey does have his moments. Patterson is a much better defensive CF than Owens... I'd call Owens average at best. Bad instincts which are mitigated by plus speed make average range. But he throws like a girl. Patterson would be a decent #9 hitter though. When he was in Baltimore (I went to several games) they'd periodically try him at the top of the order and he'd suck, but in the 9 hole with no pressure he's pretty good and he has very good speed to boot.
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    Octavio Dotel signs with Sox

    QUOTE(BearSox @ Jan 21, 2008 -> 04:04 PM) Overpaid (unless there are incentives we don't know about), but I like the signing in general. I have always been a big fan of Dotel's, and if healthy, he can be a top SU man. "Overpaid" just comes with the territory, these days just about anyone who reaches FA healthy and has above average stats will get a contract worth at least 10 million. That's subjective really. I mean, at the beginning of 2007 people were saying Javier Vazquez was overpaid, same thing about Lilly on the Cubs, but nobody [smart] is saying that now. Baseball players make a ton of money, that's just how it is. My 1 year old is favoring his left hand, so you'd best believe I'm putting a baseball in there as soon as he learns to grip it.
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    Octavio Dotel signs with Sox

    This is a high risk, high reward type of signing. If it works out and Dotel doesn't get injured it could work out beautifully. If not we are stuck with a pretty expensive DL.
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    Sox Interested in Roberts?

    QUOTE(CanOfCorn @ Jan 9, 2008 -> 07:53 PM) I'm not challenging you I just want to ask a question. What if we found out that 85% of ALL players throughout baseball, minors and majors, took steroids or HGH. Would that make a difference? Would you have open tryouts? I only ask because I wouldn't be surprised if that were the true number. Or even more. Yeah... I wish it was that black and white. I honestly do not care anymore. It is what it is.
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    Konerko to the Angels?

    QUOTE(CanOfCorn @ Jan 9, 2008 -> 07:49 PM) Agreed...but more often than not...there may have been talks, but it probably won't happen. Not saying it absolutely won't...just probably won't. This is every sport though really... and a lot of it is total BS that's not based anywhere in fact, remember this past offseason when everybody was like "ZOMG THE BEARS R GONNA GET MCNABB FOR BRIGGS" because of a hypothetical Yahoo Sports article? However, I guess the difference here is Kenny actually does something eventually, whether good or bad (Unlike John Paxson who could have had EITHER KOBE BRYANT OR FREAKING KEVIN GARNETT but chooses to hold onto his roster of overrated, low-ceiling players for dear life) Anyway, rant aside, there's a lot of media-speculated and fan-speculated BS in the offseason of any sport.
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    White Sox Acquire Nick Swisher from Athletics

    QUOTE(RockRaines @ Jan 8, 2008 -> 05:33 PM) Maybe BP should have researched a bit more, Swish is FAR more deadly against LHP Which year's stats are you looking at? I see in 2007 there is a nice wide gap in OPS in favor of LHP, but in his career numbers it's only about 35 points. Josh Fields, on the other hand, eats left-handed pitchers for lunch.
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    Who likes the Swisher trade?

    QUOTE(max power @ Jan 8, 2008 -> 07:39 PM) Are you a fan of the show lost or did someone lose you between the seat cushions? Originally it meant "lost" as in "displaced" considering I now live in Maryland and I'm a Bears/Sox/Bulls fan (in that order of priority). Now it's pretty much just a screen name that I use on every sports site I post on. I tell you what though, whenever I get to arguing with certain types of people and they disagree with me on something, usually when I'm right and have other people on my side, and they are very wrong, they say "wow lost, you're just like your name!" That automatically lets me know that I'm dealing with the internet's sports message board lowest common denominator, i.e. someone well below average intelligence. So far there has only been one exception to that rule.
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    Konerko to the Angels?

    QUOTE(CWSGuy406 @ Jan 8, 2008 -> 05:28 PM) In Dye's three years with the Sox, he has never played "excellent defense" nor has he had "good speed on the basepaths". Let me put it this way, he's never been Pods, Owens, or Ozuna, but he's also never been Konerko, Thome, or AJ. He's a surprise threat to steal bases and he legs out extra bases from time to time. He seemed like he lost more than a step in 2007 though. I thought his defense in 2006 was really good, not All-Star good but above average. In 2005 maybe my memory makes him better because he's better out there than Ordonez. But then again in 2007 he just looked really old.
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    Who likes the Swisher trade?

    QUOTE(RockRaines @ Jan 8, 2008 -> 05:32 PM) There are only 4 slow-footed vets on this team, I would say the core is now younger and more athletic, or older and quick (Ocab) Fields, Quentin, Swish, Richar, are young, athletic, and promising, couldnt you say thats our core as well? I really like the fact that we have a lot more speed in this lineup and less station-to-station baseball, it makes us so much more versatile. And if we ever managed to land a true leadoff hitter... man.
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    Konerko to the Angels?

    Didn't Dye have lingering hamstring problems for a large part of last year that he wouldn't admit to? I seem to recall reading about that somewhere. Dye played excellent defense in 2006 and had good speed on the basepaths. Something he didn't have in 2007.
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    Konerko to the Angels?

    QUOTE(sircaffey @ Jan 7, 2008 -> 08:05 PM) Ok. As long as you don't want to jump ship with Fields just because he's below average defensively right now like a lot of Sox fans seem to want to do. Let him prove he can't play the position before moving him. Aramis is also a 3B that has made tremendous strides defensively. Give it time. I think we'll all be very satisfied. No, I'm not saying that at all. That'd be stupid actually. When you have a bat with as much power potential as Fields's you get him in the lineup somehow, someway. That's actually the foundation of me saying "put Fields at first" although I only would want to see it as a last resort. Having another 3B on the team who fields better shouldn't squeeze Fields out of the lineup. I tell you what though, I'd love to be wrong. I was worried he'd strike out a ton and would flame out like the rest of our prospects. Well, he does strike out a lot, but suffice it to say it's ok.
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    Official NFL Thread

    Obviously NE is the clear favorite but I think it'd be funny as hell to see the reaction of all those cocky D-bag Pats "fans" crying if they were to lose.
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    Who likes the Swisher trade?

    I still really like Danks. The tools are there, he has decent stuff and a Buehrle-like demeanor on the mound. He needed to add another pitch. If memory serves me correctly he needed to refine another off-speed pitch and he would've been good to go consistency-wise. You look at his walk-to-strikeout ratio and it wasn't too bad. I'm hoping he can put up an ERA of about 4.5 next year.
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    Konerko to the Angels?

    QUOTE(sircaffey @ Jan 7, 2008 -> 11:36 AM) Let me illustrate something to you... Joe Crede's first 7 seasons in pro ball defensively: 1996 25 errors, .857 FPCT 1997 33 errors, .905 FPCT 1998 39 errors, .929 FPCT 1999 10 errors, .910 FPCT*(injury shortened year, only 74 games played) 2000 19 errors, .942 FPCT*(Minor Leagues) 2000 1 error, .933 FPCT*(Major Leagues) 2001 20 errors, .946 FPCT 2002 15 errors, .944 FPCT*(Minor Leagues) 2002 8 errors, .938 FPCT*(Major Leagues) Fast forward to 2006: 2006 10 errors, .978 FPCT It took Joe 8 seasons to become good defensively, and some people now worship the ground he walks on. Joe wasn't born with a gold glove on his left hand. For comparison sake... Josh Fields 2007 season (3rd full season of pro ball): 2007 9 errors, .958 FPCT (Majors) Granted, Fields went to college and Crede didn't, but Fields had been splitting time with football is whole life. 3 full seasons of 100% baseball, and I think Josh could be ready to show a sizable amount of improvement very shortly. You're starting to be on to something, but Aramis Ramirez consistently puts up FPCT in the mid to high 900s too and I don't think anyone really disputes that Crede is a better defender (just like nobody in their right mind would dispute that Ramirez is a far better hitter, and Fields too for that matter but that's another discussion). To get a full picture you'd have to account for things like zone ratings, glove reliability, arm - since Fields is a quarterback and has a f***ing rocket launcher for an arm I'd say that's the one thing he has that I'm counting on. I'm not saying that Fields is going to suck as a 3B forever, just that I don't see him ever being anything better than an average defender. I'm not talking about arbitrarily moving him either, only if certain moves are made that leave the team with another legit 3B and Konerko is gone (Swisher atm may be a really good 1B but he's the best CF on the team whether we like it or not).
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    Konerko to the Angels?

    QUOTE(southsider2k5 @ Jan 7, 2008 -> 11:22 AM) Skimming the thread, why would everyone be arguing whether Swisher or Fields would become the 1B if Konerko was traded? Jermaine Dye would be the perfect candidate to be our next 1B, because it would also free up RF for Quentin, LF for Swisher, and leave CF to Figgins, or some other filler D-first type CF off of the scrapheap. Dye with his athleticism and height is a natural future 1B if you ask me. I like this idea a lot, I hadn't ever thought about it before.
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    Who likes the Swisher trade?

    QUOTE(Jeremy @ Jan 7, 2008 -> 02:40 PM) Anderson and Young weren't equally good prospects at the time of the trade IMO, Young had an edge. I for one wouldn't have been too nervous about Young playing CF in '06. Skipping AAA isn't unheard of and the stuff about a raw player struggling with his batting average is revisionist history since he hit .277 in AA right before we dealt him. Also, let's not forget that the pressing hole we filled at the time was "sixth starter." Trading Young was by no means essential to defending our World Series Crown. Look at Boston, you don't see them bending over backwards to deal all of their top prospects. I'd say Young had a higher ceiling than Anderson, but he was more raw. Either way both of them were legit prospects. Looking at his career batting averages in the minors he's never really hit for a very high average, I think his average in the minors was .260 when we traded him. Eventually at the MLB level he will learn to hit for contact reliably, but I don't see that happening if he comes up to be the uncontested starter in 2006.
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