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    JR worried about 2021 season

    As always and forever: Fuck Jerry Reinsdorf.
  2. You keep pointing to "people won't believe it" but its not really based on beliefs. In the Hollywood accounting examples you can see the games being played to turn things into losses on paper. There's not really any disputing that and the same would go for baseball. Just because its not technically an issue 'legally' in the books doesn't mean its actually losses. Also doesn't factor in any of the sweetheart deals these teams have with cities for their stadiums. For once the owners just have to eat it, sucks for them but that's the situation we're in. If a team randomly stopped drawing fans they'd still have to pay all their contracts out, they couldn't just argue to cancel the season. No difference here, there's some risk in owning a team and it happened this year. Ultimately I just will never feel sorry for a billionaire owner losing the equivalent of a few hundred dollars to me or you its just absurd.
  3. 100% owners and there's not really any argument against that IMO. They own teams that print money - but are still technically a 'business' and sometimes businesses lose money. Eat the lost, start the game back up, and get on with life. Instead they've been spoiled for decades with a 0 risk investment they feel entitled to never lose a dime. Fuck em
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    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    And in a couple years the owners & idiots running the MLB will continue to cry about how they just don't understand the mystery of why ratings/attendance are down.
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    Angels sign Rendon - 7yrs 245

    My pipe dream was Rendon for 3b, Yoan to the OF, Madrigal to 2b. If Eloy is considered an outfielder defensively I don't think Yoan would have any problem.
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    More "Hahnspeak" on Robert/Madrigal/Collins coming up

    There is 0 reason why Collins is not the everyday DH at this point.
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    The 2020 Rotation - What’s Your Plan?

    So they get brownie points now just for an offer even if they know the offer is low? That's an interesting take.
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    Kenny's excuse in 5 years why they can't afford to pay Moncada is going to be funny
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    An unknown, but there is a 100% guarantee the 2 or 3 washed up 33 year olds that the Harper/Manny money allows them to buy will be trash.
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    UNVERIFIED: Eloy Jimenez Expected to Miss At Least 6 Weeks

    Should never sniff an outfield again. He makes Viciedo look like Griffey.
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    Ervin Santana has been DFA

    Maybe if they had just pitched of "Manny" & "Machado" as 2 different guys each making $17.5m/yr old moneybags Jerry would have signed off in a heartbeat.
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    The Anderson Saga (continued from game thread)

    It's all so incredibly stupid that I can't believe MLB hasn't fixed in the last decade. It's not 1950. Let guys celebrate and have some fun. If you hate bat flips, don't throw meatballs. Also, NEVER celebrate a big strikeout as a pitcher because it's the exact same thing. 30 day suspension for leaving the bench for a 'brawl' 30 day suspension for intentionally hitting a batter Done
  13. Baseball is truly the stupidest sport sometimes. Celebrate big strike out? All good Celebrate a big homerun? You are a disgrace to the game and will have a ball thrown at you. Get angry at said ball being thrown at you? Take a seat
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    The Rick Hahn Dynasty

    Jerry Reinsdorf has been in charge of this team since 1981. 37+ years. They have 5 post season appearances in those 37 years. That sucks
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    The Rick Hahn Dynasty

    We have a Jerry Reinsdorf problem plain and simple. Starts with him employing competent people and not keeping idiots around for decades because he's "loyal" ++ being able to occasionally write a large check for quality talent. They don't have "250m to spend on parts we need" when they A) Can't identify what a quality part even is B) There are not enough quality parts available. They need ALL of these prospects to hit + lock more up with long term deals as after this batch its going to be a much darker period because they don't have a Sale/Q/Eaton dump to reload with.
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    The Rick Hahn Dynasty

    Because they have a proven track record of a couple decades that they don't have a clue how to draft or develop prospects + add in that they are still hamstrung by a cheapass billionaire owner = they need every single one of these players to pan out to have any real chance at more than 1-2 playoff appearances because there will not be another wave of talent behind them. Also - Manny wasn't signed over 5 million f'ing dollars a year ultimately. Meanwhile: Nova, Santana, Alonso, Jay are on this roster costing 3-4x that amount and over the next decade there will ALWAYS be guys like that wasting space and money on the roster
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    Eloy officially got paid

    Nice, a piece to trade after 5 more losing years when he's a superstar on a cheap contract
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    Eloy officially got paid

    If this is real (which I don't believe it is) it is 100000% a "see we spent money!!!" move. Nothing more
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    Eloy officially got paid

    Feels like a quick "shit ALL our fans hate us cause we're cheap & shitty at our jobs so lets try and drum up some excitement for this season"
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    Eloy officially got paid

    Seems extremely high for what would be arb + 1 extra year even if he is a superstar?
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    Dunning to Meet with Dr. Andrews

    Good thing we got such a low payroll so we can withstand hits like these and fill holes over the next 5 years
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    What Kind of Rebuild is This?

    2006 would have been a wild card most years too just caught a super hot division. If they don't make at least the wild card 2-3 times over the next decade in this shit division they should just be relegated to a minor league team.
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    What Kind of Rebuild is This?

    Precisely why I can't muster any excitement for this team under its current owner/FO. All of the potential "star" assets the Sox currently have were acquired trading MULTIPLE HoF/insane contract players that are nearly impossible to have happen again like it did Best case over the next 10 years: Sox make the playoffs 2-3 times and maybe catch lightning in a bottle once for a real run. So invested in this shit franchise for so long and now I couldn't give less of a shit. FU Jerry
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    Sox Therapy Thread-Enter at your own risk

    Ask the PR dept if they'll have a dedicated anti-gay section in the park where you guys can smash some people that get too close maybe?
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    Sox Therapy Thread-Enter at your own risk

    Pretty sure I'd be on board for Miggy's aged 26 - 36 seasons. You know, the ones where he was an absolute monster for 6 straight years, multiple MVPs, triple crowns. That stuff's pretty neat. "Well, well, these guys are going to suck in the 2027 season!!!!'" is the stupidest possible argument and gives to much credit to this garbage front office and ownership. I could give less of a shit about the 2028 payroll if you have a HoF player in his prime to combine with your (hopeful) young talented core. Not to mention 25m in 2028 isn't going to be the same as in 2019. This franchise as currently constructed has a ~5-6 year window to win and they needed to maximize the chance at that by spending money. They have proven over multiple decades that they cannot draft, scout, or develop players. The likelihood of having a solid farm system & young core ever again after this batch runs out is about 0% when you don't have HoF/amazing contract players to trade for other team's assets. FU forever Reinsdorf you cheap bastard.