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    Forbes White Sox evaluation- #14 worth $1.685 Billion

    Just using your post as point of reference. Their numbers are public and anyone can gather a reasonable estimate of how much revenue is coming in the door by looking at the Braves' financials. And you can go way back and look at when the Indians were public and how much money they took home when every owner was crying poor. The other factor is how much JR is playing games with funneling dollars thru Comcast. The White Sox have made hand over fist cash profits forever and that doesn't include the $X equity increase (and yes, that Forbes estimate is way low IMO).
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    2020/2021 NCAA Basketball Thread

    Not really. They end up playing Monday the first "weekend" and Mon-Tues the 2nd "weekend".
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    Spring Training thread

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    Better than 2020?

    Wait, what? I think Grandal's defense is a bit overrated, but Collins is going to relegate him to backup catcher status by next year? The Kool-Aid is flowing....
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    David Price?

    Can't spend a $1 when you don't have $.50......
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    Dodgers sign Bauer (3/102, opt-outs, 40-45-17)

    I did read what you said and that was that teams would be going “belly up” before we know it. Sorry, but I LOL at that comment. You also stated that rather than JR spending $30M on payroll that you would prefer he use those funds to finance (thus keeping his current profit margins) a cheaper ballpark experience. :shrug:
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    Dodgers sign Bauer (3/102, opt-outs, 40-45-17)

    LOL, nobody is going under. And you're advocating that JR should have made a massive payroll reduction this year so that the cost of a game is cheaper? Maybe you should think about going to Kane County if you want a cheaper experience.
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    Joc to Cubs

    Maybe the ship has sailed because the Dodgers platooned him for the last 6 years, but he more than held his own against lefties in the minors. I'm guessing this was a TLR/Kenny move because Adam is considered grindy/gritty. It's not a horrific miss, but still a swing and a miss.
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    Corey Kluber to Yanks per Passan

    Eric Cressey was in charge of his rehab and ran the workout the other day. He also has a "complex" in MA, where Kluber calls home. Cressey is also an employee of the Yankees. MLB Hot Stove reported all this the other day and the writing was on the wall.
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    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    Who are they cutting? They're already over the cap without Robinson. Nah, the Packers have a better roster even taking out the qb's.
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    Blake Snell and Yu Darvish traded to San Diego

    Wat? That's nonsense
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    RIP Dick Allen

    Just watched Jim Kaat throw JR under the bus (MLB Hot Stove) for saying there's no way DA belongs in the HOF. How I can't stand that the owner of my favorite team is a piece of shit.
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    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    31/140 might be "running the shit out of the ball" for Nagy. The offense scored 7 points in the 2nd half and gave away the game winning 7 points at the end of the game. The defense is/was way overrated and the offensive play calling was garbage. Whoever called plays, played to not lose and it still blew up in their face. They took a 10 point lead and then proceeded to run 3 series, that totaled 9 plays and 0 yards, plus the game losing turnover. It was a complete failure from both sides of the ball.......
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    And now Wheeler on the market

    Probably not. The city of Philadelphia has a wage tax, in addition to the state income tax.
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    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    You really shouldn't be confused. At best, the Bears are mediocre.
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    Tony La Russa

    Actually the Cardinals hacked the Astros.
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    Fire Ricky

    He's got to go this offseason. His game management is inexcusable. I don't know the best replacement, but I'd definitely interview Matt Quatraro.
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    Fernando Tatis Jr. thread

    It doesn't make a difference which side anyone is on....the nobody manager shouldn't throw the face of the franchise under the bus to the media. There do need to be rules, but that was a BS move by the manager to take it outside the clubhouse.
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    So who's the next manager?

    Thome loves coaching his kids. I don't see that as a realistic option.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    The testing is ridiculous. My boss was exposed because the office manager had the office mail forwarded to her home. And someone in her house was then taken to the hospital and confirmed with the virus. She then FedEx'd the mail that belongs to my department to my boss (without knowing she was already exposed). He contacted his doctor and was told there was a zero chance he'd be tested (Naperville hospital). I've been working remotely since 3/12 and have been pretty diligent so I'm not that worried, but testing is for shit!
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I'm going to guess the comment was related to China having roughly 5x the population of the U.S.
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    MLB cheating scandal

    I know there's multiple of pages of posts after this, but I took a quick look at the splits from 2017 and the Astros were a 'decent' amount worse, offensively, at home than on the road in the 2nd half of 2017. Maybe they had guys injured in that 2nd half, but if that's when they really kicked their cheating into gear they weren't very good at it.
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    Illinois High School Football Thread

    Minooka was way overseeded, but that's the playoff points seeding method. You'd think they could put Soucie, Edgy Tim, a Quad Cities reporter, someone from Springfield in a room and give them more legitimate seedings, but it is what it is. It's high school so anything can happen, but Rice and Marist will both be heavy underdogs next week.
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    Predict the 1st Free Agent Signed

    Sorry, but late to the party. Where is the support that the Sox spent the above? Maybe it's true, but is that because they didn't spend in the draft, scouting, managers and data analysis?