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Jack Parkman

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  1. Jack Parkman

    2017-2018 MLB player movement rumors and reports

    QUOTE (Dick Allen @ Jan 18, 2018 -> 01:39 PM) The players wouldn't want a floor, because a floor comes with a ceiling. But a ceiling would be good for the game. Pittsburgh and KC each had short runs after about 25-30 years of totally sucking, now they are done. The only difference is in the playoffs, KC made 2 improbable comebacks and played in 2 WS and won 1, and the Pirates just lost all the time in the postseason. The current model isn't sustainable for most of the league. By accepting the current CBA, with the punitive penalties for exceeding the luxury tax, they already have agreed to a "soft cap" of sorts, so the ceiling has already been given to the owners by the players. Right now, there is a ceiling but no floor which is horrible for the players. If there is a ceiling, there MUST be a floor otherwise you see what is happening this offseason. Since they have already given the ceiling, they might as well go to the cap and floor model because otherwise there is no help. Baseball also should use a rule similar to the "Bird rule" in the NBA where if you have drafted or internationally signed a player, they are exempt from the cap if you re-sign that player. You only get to use it once though, and it is considered in use until said player's contract expires.
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    2017-2018 NHL discussion thread

    QUOTE (Tony @ Jan 16, 2018 -> 10:50 PM) They legitimately can’t. It can’t be done. You can trade Kane, but he isn’t full of value based on the dollar amount. Toews value is shot. You can argue the contract is just bad now. Keith has taken a huge step back this season and is signed through 22-23. Good luck. Seabrook? LOL. Oh, and I’m pretty sure all of them have NTCs This is the core moving forward. I know it is tough on them. All of their contracts are pretty tough going forward. Basically what I meant was considering moving Kane. I think Keith still has a good enough reputation currently that you could move him if you wanted to as well. They have to start thinking about what to do moving forward, especially if this is basically career ending for Crawford. Didn't end well for Jonas Hiller. Tough decisions ahead for Rocky and the Bowmans.
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    2017-2018 NHL discussion thread

    If I'm Stan, I'm starting to make calls about pending UFAs, seeing what I could get for them. Central/West is too tough in 18. Reload, hopefully with a top 5 pick and go at it again in 18-19. Obviously if Crawford is done forever you have to start thinking about blowing the thing to smithereens.
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    2017-2018 NHL discussion thread

    QUOTE (LittleHurt05 @ Jan 16, 2018 -> 09:29 PM) Jeff Glass, Conn Smythe trophy winner? If there was any doubt a few days ago, now I definitely agree with your previous post, they just aren't good. Interesting how Laz is just reporting it today from three sources, just a coincidence or did people.choose to leak it now? There was a bunch of ridiculous speculation going on. They had to make a statement of some kind because the speculation was wacky, all over the place, and was painting CC in a very negative light. They had to say something to protect CC from negative rumor mongering.
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    2017-2018 MLB player movement rumors and reports

    Read this article. It makes very good points. https://sports.yahoo.com/heres-baseballs-ec...-224638354.html
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    2017-2018 NFL Thread

    Am I the only one who hates the current NFL playoff format? I think that hockey is the only sport that should have more than 8 teams in the playoffs. I'd do away with divisions, keep the 16 game schedule and play each team in your conference once, and the team that finished in the corresponding spot in the opposite conference. So if you are the Giants, you play the Browns, based on my schedule. Then, the top 4 teams in each conference make the playoffs. Any and all tiebreakers can be decided by H2H or point differential vs the 15 in conference opponents, in the rare case of a tie.
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    2017-2018 NFL Thread

    QUOTE (TheTruth05 @ Jan 15, 2018 -> 02:09 PM) McDaniels to the Colts. Should be interesting to see what happens there if Luck isn't healthy. I think McDaniels will want to move on if he doesn't trust Luck's shoulder anymore Reports are this isn't done anymore, as the Titans job has opened, and is McDaniels' first choice of job. Colts will have to fight it out with the Titans for his services. EDIT: McDaniels still going to Colts.
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    Cold Stove - Free Agents Still on the table

    QUOTE (Balta1701 @ Jan 15, 2018 -> 05:15 PM) Hansen will not be forcing the issue in 2018. He has 68 innings above low-A ball. He's in the position Kopech was last year - he'll get a nearly full year in BHam and possibly a callup to Charlotte late if he earns it. By 2019 they could be talking about 6 pitchers, but that's a whole lot of things going right. Name one team that is 6/6 in developing pitchers from AAA to the Bigs with no failures and no injuries. If somehow that top 5 is clicking in 2019, then not only will it be useful to have Hansen as the 6th starter to fill in when someone does hit the DL, but I won't be mad putting him in the bullpen in September and October. I think they might be able to be more aggressive with Hansen than they were with Kopech because Hansen has more pro innings in 2017 alone than Kopech had entering 2017. Kopech only threw ~125 pro innings before last season due to injury and being a HS draftee. I think Hansen might be up for a cup of coffee in September this year, but if he really dominates AA and AAA by August, he might force the issue.
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    Cold Stove - Free Agents Still on the table

    QUOTE (Balta1701 @ Jan 15, 2018 -> 05:03 PM) I'd actually say this is backwards right now - the White Sox have too many ML ready hitters. They acquired a bunch of AAAA caliber players last year in the Swarzak, Robertson, and Jennings trades, and they have a bunch of AAAA caliber guys of their own. Right now we have more IFs than we have room for and more OFs than we have room for in the big leagues and AAA - which is why it's really important to play these guys this year, so that we can whittle down to a few needs for the next offseason. We have pitchers throughout the organization, but we're not busting at the seams with major leaguers, at least not yet. Throwing in injuries like Rodon, we're not going to have a rotation that is overflowing until at least 2020, and that's if everything goes well. Frankly, we could use more pitching depth at the lower levels. If Hansen and Kopech force the issue by midseason, and Rodon returns then they suddenly have 6 pitchers to see if they're starters for 5 spots. Rodon, Giolito, Lopez, Fulmer, Kopech, Hansen. Might actually be a good time to try a 6 man rotation to keep innings down. I do agree they have a ton of AAAA guys right now. But if they are actually AAAA guys, what does it matter? People get hurt in ST, and they might be able to finagle someone with upside from a team desperate for help at a position where a player got hurt. No big loss if they have to be DFA, and someone would probably give up something for the guys who don't make the team.
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    2017-18 official NBA discussion thread

    QUOTE (bmags @ Jan 15, 2018 -> 05:02 PM) I think to get a top 5 pick we’ll need to sell off Lopez, Holliday and Niko. Yes, and they need to do it ASAP. Even that might not be enough at this point.
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    2017-18 official NBA discussion thread

    QUOTE (Brian @ Jan 15, 2018 -> 04:43 PM) Bulls are annoying Yes, seems they may have hit a home run in the Butler deal. They are skirting really close to dropping out of the top 10. Out of non-Playoff teams, only Philly, the Clippers and the Knicks have more wins than the Bulls at 17. They are tied in the win column with the Jazz and Hornets. I don't think they're going to have even a top 10 pick. You have to wonder what is going through the minds of GarPax right now.
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    Cold Stove - Free Agents Still on the table

    Honestly with the market tilting greatly toward buyers, I'd be willing to consider trading some of the back end top 10 guys and some other guys with upside for available players with control. Honestly, I think there could be another deal with the Cubs in the future, with the Sox swapping some pitching prospects for ML ready hitters. They have too many hitters, Sox have a ton of pitching depth. I think it makes too much sense, similar to the Q deal.
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    Cold Stove - Free Agents Still on the table

    The bigger question is what to do with Avi......Market seems bad for everyone, especially guys with 2 years of control or less left. I really don't think there is room for him in our future outfield. Sox don't have anyone with any sort of potential for future relevance to play CF in the Majors this year unless you think Engel may be able to hit...I don't. If they could get either Tapia or Dahl from Colorado plus a couple fliers I think I'd take it at this point, but I doubt Colorado would part with either of them. Do you trust Avi to have another good season? I don't so that is why I feel this is a dilemma.
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    Interesting Quote...

    QUOTE (Chicago White Sox @ Jan 14, 2018 -> 01:46 PM) I still don’t see how the Cubs will be successful on their own. They don’t have nearly the historical significance of the Yankees and even the YES Network has the Nets during the off-season. I think if the Cubs were smart they’d partner with the Blackhawks. The Blackhawks wouldn't partner with the Cubs, because IIRC Wirtz/Reinsdorf have a pretty good partnership due to sharing the UC. The Cubs, will in fact, be on their own because the Hawks and Reinsdorf teams are more in line with each other than they are with the Cubs. Bears really don't matter, because the NFL is purely national broadcasts. I'd love to see this fail spectacularly because they don't have anyone else to put on their channel.
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    2017-2018 NFL Thread

    QUOTE (JenksIsMyHero @ Jan 13, 2018 -> 08:30 PM) The homer calls for New England are so infuriating. This times infinity. Refs wear Pats gear under their unis. I had to stop myself from throwing my remote through my new tv. If NE wins another SB I may puke.
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    2017-18 official NBA discussion thread

    QUOTE (SleepyWhiteSox @ Jan 13, 2018 -> 05:25 PM) Kinda sad that we'll miss out on trae young Not guaranteed, but most likely. Remember, Bulls only had a 1.6% chance of jumping into the top 3 when they got Rose. Could lightning strike twice? The only way that they have a zero chance of getting a top 3 is if they make the playoffs. At this point, any jump into the top 3 is an awesome stroke of luck, even if they don't win by getting 1OA.
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    Financial News

    QUOTE (caulfield12 @ Dec 26, 2017 -> 01:56 PM) http://money.cnn.com/2017/12/26/news/econo...ains/index.html Those first 3-4 paragraphs are a pretty compelling argument why tax cuts aren’t going to be a great boost to consumer spending...most of the growth will take place on the corporate profitability side of the ledger. Don’t see how that’s going to increase job/wage growth, since productivity and salary gains have been decoupled since the early 1980’s. I think this is why our corporate overlords have given people the proverbial middle finger since then. They figured out that increasing salary only increases productivity so much, and so they are asking people to do more work with less benefits and salary, because they don't get anything out of it with the way things were working. The only people who seem to be "getting ahead" or even making ends meet these days are those who put their career above everything else in life. It is their way of taking control of the masses back. People were actually being happy, having fun while not working, being able to take nice vacations, being able to afford nice things, etc. They are saying "No. f*** You. You can't have those things. They are mine and you can't have them."
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    2017-2018 NFL Thread

    I despise all of the "hot names" in coaching this offseason. Have a horrible feeling whoever they pick, they are doomed. Pick a name out of a hat, why dontcha, because everyone's getting s***canned in 2020.
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    White Sox have shown interest in Machado

    No, control problems have a bunch to do with it as well. Spin=the scouting term "late life/break" As in they can quantify that scout speak term now.
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    2017-18 official NBA discussion thread

    Well, looks like they may get an L with this one, but it was way too close for comfort. NO MORE DUMB WINS.
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    2017-2018 NFL Thread

    QUOTE (Chicago White Sox @ Dec 31, 2017 -> 03:32 PM) I know there are still games to be played, but what are we looking at puck wise? Just not sure how the tiebreakers shake out. I believe it depends on the outcome of SF, DEN and TB. If all 3 win, they move up to 6. If they all lose, they pick 9. Any combination of wins and losses, you can do the math. TB is the only team that would pick lower than the Bears in a grouping of teams having the same record, league wide as TB and the Bears had the strongest and 2nd strongest opponents winning percentage, respectively. EDIT: Muddy on whether the Bears or TB would pick higher were they to tie.
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    2017-18 official NBA discussion thread

    QUOTE (Balta1701 @ Dec 31, 2017 -> 03:13 PM) I'd be ok with that. The White Sox are already swimming in talent. If they get a #12 draft pick this year instead of #8, I don't think that changes my goal of 100+ wins in 2020 one bit. Very different from the Bulls, where they need to find top flight talent, likely in the draft, and these wins are in the way. Yeah, you're right. GarPax can't even tank correctly. They are the most LOL worthy FO in sports. Also, is Dunn hurt? I haven't seen him in a few games. EDIT: Dunn is on the floor now.
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    2017-18 official NBA discussion thread

    My god, they just keep playing well. Somehow, it seems they made out way too well immediately in the Butler trade, as they traded a top 20 player for 3 solid players, they probably would be a worse team with Butler than without him. Even the scrubs are en fuego, and this winning is really going to mess with things. It would be like if the Sox finished with 78 wins this year.
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    White Sox have shown interest in Machado

    QUOTE (oldsox @ Dec 31, 2017 -> 12:51 PM) How does Giolito's spin rate compare with others? It was well below average at the beginning of the year, but he sacrificed a bit of velocity for spin and it is working well for him. It is still below average, but he still has a higher perceived than actual velocity, which I'd imagine has to do with him being tall and hiding the ball in his delivery. If he can keep adding spin, and start topping out at 96 again, I think he will be that ace that everyone has talked about. Some were advocating that he add a sinker last year because his FB spin rate was so much lower than the MLB average. If you go to the player page on MLB.com they have this data available for all pitchers. Here's Giolito's- http://m.mlb.com/player/608337/lucas-giolito For comparison's sake, I will add the data pages from the "super aces" that have FB data avaliable so we can see that. Sale- http://m.mlb.com/player/519242/chris-sale Verlander- http://m.mlb.com/player/434378/justin-verlander Scherzer- http://m.mlb.com/player/453286/max-scherzer Kershaw- http://m.mlb.com/player/477132/clayton-kershaw Also will post Sox young pitchers at MLB level Lopez- http://m.mlb.com/player/625643/reynaldo-lopez Fulmer- http://m.mlb.com/player/608334/carson-fulmer Rodon- http://m.mlb.com/player/607074/carlos-rodon
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    White Sox have shown interest in Machado

    QUOTE (oldsox @ Dec 31, 2017 -> 07:30 AM) Ditto. I have thought the same thing, but you expressed it perfectly. When it comes to velocity and spin rate, 95-96 with above average spin>98-99 with below average spin. High spin makes it harder to pick up the ball to the eye of the hitter, and 96 with above average spin might as well be 100, and 99 with below average spin might as well be 94. You have to use both data points together. Have you ever seen guys throw upper 90s and still get destroyed by hitters? I have, and now we have found that the reason why is they had below average spin.
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