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  1. BrianAnderson

    The Blake Snell Thread

    I'd pass on any of these type of deals. I'm not big on a Marquez or Snell trade to be completely honest. It'd be a very Sox move ... we have no holes to fill outside of SP and RF. We have enforcements on the way for the holes we have with Vaughn, Kopech, a full year of Dunning, possibly Crochet, etc. Why trade depth when you see what happens in a long season to teams? Keep your depth and actually open that wallet and sign Bauer or a top SP for once and be done with it. If you don't spend now, then never spend. To me if you're going to acquire a guy via trade you don't go after a Snell, you go after a Musgrove - less cost both in terms of money and prospects. Snell is good, not great.
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    Braves sign Morton: $15M/1 Year

    Braves are really bolstering that team. That's going to be a top 3-4 team without injuries. Offense is dang good, now Fried, Soroka, Anderson, Morton, Smyly .. not too shabby
  3. BrianAnderson

    Market/Financial Thread

    Bump. Trust me this isn't a victory lap, it's to say don't measure life in 2-3 week periods. It's a slow play, a slow burn. Everything is over time. Just as gold went down in the beginning of 08/09 crisis, so do all assets. Everything generally sells off and then decouples over time. This isn't even the decoupling yet as most businesses are holding on via zombie status. That can be propped up over the next half decade to decade if the Fed truly wants to. Hell, it can be propped up for decades if you look to Japan's model. It doesn't change the fact that it's propped up and pumping liquidity into a market doesn't fix the market, just prolongs the eventual outcome. The dollar is down a ton lately, but I'm not even a dollar bear, I think it will have it's day soon (Dollar Milkshake Theory) to an extent because in general, the rest of the world is in an even worse situation. This is just to say, take a step back and assess the big picture. In regards to BTC, i think you'll see a pullback soon to the $13-15k range - but this run is driven by institutional investors & that's only getting started. I think you'll see Bitcoin hit north of $150,000 in the next 3-5 years. I also think you'll see the stock market hit 40-45,000+ in the next 3-5 years. I also think you'll see dollar domination in the next 3-5 years. I also think you'll see gold hit $4k+ in the next 3-5 years. These don't have to be mutually exclusive in the short term (my short term is 3-5 years). I think the decoupling happens in the next 10-30 years.
  4. BrianAnderson

    Sox hire Cairo as bench coach

    Anybody who says good hire or bad hire is talking out of their ass. But i guess that's what message boards are for.
  5. BrianAnderson

    Quick Hit, would you take a vaccine?

    I'm glad the response thus far is positive ... maybe my friends are just idiots haha. I wasn't necessarily shocked by the conversation, but it wasn't just "casual" probably not answers, it was more like "hell no" "no chance" answers... which surprised me a lot. And these aren't people who are like "covid is fake" or don't where masks.. i knew it was a hot button issue a bit, but thought it was more tepid -- like 7 out of 10 people would take it.
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    Quick Hit, would you take a vaccine?

    Also to add to this - i feel like this a good topic/thread in general since our focus as a country may be headed in this direction over the next 6 months rather than just on Covid cases, deaths, hospitals, etc. If a mod disagrees feel free to take this down or lock it.
  7. BrianAnderson

    Quick Hit, would you take a vaccine?

    Sorry to create a thread specific for this, but was in a group thread with friends and this was pretty hotly contested. I'm sure answers and opinions can and will change over time, but assuming all that is out there now keeps developing positively, would you take a vaccine? How about for your kids? What would change your mind either way?
  8. BrianAnderson

    MLB Free Agents (Prediction Thread)

    I see the prediction part of this thread is going well 😂😑
  9. BrianAnderson

    MLB Free Agents (Prediction Thread)

    I just don't think you're getting Bauer at that number though .... he theoretically should get every bit of $30-32mm over 7/8. Also, my opinion, from my perspective is you're better off being the Rays/A's/Cardinals and balancing it all over a long period time and being very calculated. However, if you're not doing that, then I think it makes sense to go for broke during a 5 year period via guys like Bauer. I mean look at the Cubs ... it's back to tear down and bottom of the division for 3-5 years already. You either put the gas pedal down and have a top 3 payroll during the window or you actively trade guys like Abreu now and balance the long-run. Pissing around in the middle gets you nothing ... unfortunately Reinsdorf will be in that middle w Joc Pederson and guys like Quintana, Paxton, Hamels, etc.
  10. BrianAnderson

    MLB Free Agents (Prediction Thread)

    I'd totally take him at that for 4 years rather than 7 or 8 year deal like Cole. Let's say Cole has one bad year due to age at the end of his deal ... or blows out his arm (understand that can happen in a 4 year deal too). Spread that $36mm over 8 years and you have $40.5mm, but you're paying him for 7/8 years still at $40mm+ while he likely declines into the end of his career. Just me I'd pay the premium on a short deal with an arm. Or even a bat. Betts got 12/365 - or $30mm a year. His value is tied to his legs/defense a lot -- once he starts slowing down that deal will be ugly. I'd give him 5 years and $210mm and sleep fine during his 28-33 years. It'd be tough for him to get a 7 year, 155mm deal at 33/34 years old. The premium you have to pay on a short-term deal is worth it IMO.
  11. BrianAnderson

    Cool Website/App

    yes, it's just another of those basically. rewards application.
  12. BrianAnderson

    MLB Free Agents (Prediction Thread)

    Someone did this last year and it was fun to go through at the end. Seeing as this off-season could go in any direction thought it'd be a good exercise. My pick is always the FIRST team I listed Top FA's, Guess of years and $$ + team Trevor Bauer: Yankees, Mets, White Sox (I can dream). $4 years - $170mm JT Realmuto: Blue Jays, Mets, Phillies. 6 years - 130mm G. Springer: Braves, Tigers, White Sox, SF Giants. 5 years - 110mm M. Ozuna: Giants, Braves, Cardinals. 4 years, 85mm DJ LaMahieu: Yankees, Nationals, Mets. 3 years, 65mm D. Gregorious: Angels, Phillies. 2 year, 30mm M. Tanaka: Yankees, Blue Jays, Angels. 2, 30mm J. Odorizzi: Twins, Blue Jays, White Sox, Cubs. 2 years, 20mm M Brantley: Astros, Dodgers, Nationals. 3 years, 40mm J. Turner: Dodgers. 1 year, 10mm M. Semien: Athletics, Phillies, Angels. 1 year, 12mm bounceback J. McCann: Mets, Phillies, Cardinals. 4 years, 36mm J. Pederson: White Sox. Angels. 1 year, 10mm (unfortunately) Quintana: White Sox, Blue Jays, Yankees, Giants, Red Sox. 3 years, 24mm Cruz: Twins 2 year deal, but w big buyout. 1 year, 15mm, $5mm buyout, 10mm year two. Other Names: Kluber, Charlie Morton, Rich Hill, Yadi, Wainwright, Carlos Santana, Colome, Cole Hamels Quick hitters: I think the Sox grab one of Quintana, Hamels. I think Yadi and Wainwright ultimately sign back with the Cards. Kluber takes a surprise 2-3 year deal with a team like the Braves, Blue Jays, Twins, etc. Rich Hill signs with the Dodgers. Charlie Morton "retires" aka sits out a bit of the year.
  13. BrianAnderson

    Braves sign Drew Smyly, 1 year $11 million

    I mean ... If I had to take a guess, I would've said $1yr, $4-6mm. To each their own though. I'd rather have Rich Hill.
  14. BrianAnderson

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    No not a fake at all, didn't mean it like that at all. In August though they were likely doing trials, or had a good idea of what they were working with at that point. It's all fine and well to cash out - I agree, it's an incentive issue - not like that CEO is doing anything more than every single employee who is actually working on the cure ... but for some reason the top guy gets all the benefit. More so, he likely knew the issues and downfalls of the vaccine - aka how do you transport and store said vaccine? He cashed out on the news knowing it wasn't as rosy as the price associated with the bump.
  15. BrianAnderson

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    should be good news. i knew something was fishy about the pfizer news when the ceo sold 60% of his stock on the day of the news. always follow the money.. this is much more promising. now next step is convincing more than 1/3 of the population to take it. going to be a whole other battle that's going to be a year-long battle.