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About almagest

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  1. almagest

    2021 NFL Season Thread

    He absolutely wasn't put in a position to succeed, and with proper instruction and having someone listen to his feedback I think he would've been competent. Also, I'm a senior leader in my day job and I can't believe some of the things I read in that Athletic article. I would NEVER treat people the way Nagy did, especially the ones who actually give a shit and WANT to learn.
  2. almagest

    2021 NFL Season Thread

    I don't think Mitch was ever going to be worth the pick and the resources spent to get the pick. I think he could be an average NFL QB at best because he just can't throw the deep ball. He CERTAINLY would've been better than his actual Bears tenure, though. Nagy's offense never worked and he should've been let go after last season.
  3. almagest

    Soxtalk Member Age Range

    My dad was at game 1 - definitely the better game to be at, and one of his fondest memories.
  4. almagest

    Soxtalk Member Age Range

    39, been here since the beginning. Lurked for a long time, had another account too but forgot it. ST has been in my daily routine forever.
  5. almagest

    2021 NFL Season Thread

    I cannot figure out why the Ravens went for 2 there. Cost them the game.
  6. almagest

    2021-22 NBA Thread

    That doesn't seem like it's a real thing. That's ridiculous.
  7. almagest

    The Second Base Options (as it stands)

    For whatever reason Madrigal and Heuer were firmly in their "must trade" pool, and that's fine if their talent evaluators said "sell high please" or they were both low character guys. Using them for Kimbrel was a bad decision at the time, looks even worse by his performance, and is only redeemable if they pull off a coup of a trade.
  8. almagest

    The Second Base Options (as it stands)

    I really hope Madrigal ends up mediocre/really is an irredeemable ass, otherwise trading him to downgrade 2B for much more money seems really stupid.
  9. almagest

    2022 Offseason Plan Thread

    Bryant crushes righties
  10. almagest

    2022 Offseason Plan Thread

    Probably just blasting nonsense out there in the hopes that it sticks, but man would that be nice.
  11. almagest

    MLB 2021-2 off season thread

    Or he loves playing here (well-documented) and wants to be on a winning team.
  12. almagest

    MLB 2021-2 off season thread

    That's fair, and he only has 600 or so innings at 2B, but I don't know if I've seen enough from him stats-wise or eye test-wise to say he'd be at least league average. He'll also be 31 when the season starts so he likely will start to decline, and there's less room for that to be acceptable than there is with Segura.
  13. almagest

    MLB 2021-2 off season thread

    Leury is worse at 2B. -2.9 UZR/150.
  14. almagest

    MLB 2021-2 off season thread

    2.2 bWAR vs 3.7 for Segura. Segura is also a better hitter vs. righties and a MUCH better hitter vs. lefties. Leury also struggles vs. ground ball pitchers - Segura is 100 OPS points higher. Leury also grades out as below average at 2B from what I've seen - Segura is a solid defensive 2B. I don't think Segura is an amazing upgrade, but he's good, consistent, and he competently fills a hole that the Sox have left open. I don't think its a guarantee that Leury hits 2 WAR again, either.
  15. almagest

    MLB 2021-2 off season thread

    Whether we like it or not, the Sox did not like Madrigal. That's over now - filling a weakness with a strength via trade is a good move.