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  1. I picked a good year to move to Belgium. This has been really fun. And with the U.S. not making it, it has been nice to have a legitimate team I can root for.
  2. Couldn't agree more. The Butler trade was bad, but what's done is done. Can't change it now. It would only compound the problem to sign LaVine to a massive deal and then tie up our cap space with a player who isn't a star.
  3. This is good to see. Smart to let it play out and see what he can get on the open market.
  4. I was slightly encouraged to see that quote. I, too, hope that means they're planning on tanking again. Of course, with the changes to the lottery in 2019, full tank-mode doesn't help quite as much as it used to. But I'll take whatever we can get.
  5. Who would have moved the needle at #7? Or are you more upset with the bad job of tanking that we did?
  6. Totally agree. I would love to see us jump back into the lottery.
  7. Yep, I'm happy with it. I said in a previous post that I felt better about Carter than I did Young, Bamba, or Porter. Though I remember some people in here who said they're were going to be pissed if we took Carter over Porter, so can't make everyone happy.
  8. Unfortunately, you are correct. GarPax have done nothing to prove otherwise. It's fun to dream up scenarios, but then I have to ground myself by remembering who runs our team.
  9. I agree with this completely. I'm not moving up for someone other than Doncic. And as many others have mentioned, GarPax's trade history is not great. They always give up more than other teams seem to. So I guess I shouldn't get my hopes up that they'd do something smart after all these years. A lot of folks are talking about moving up to #4, but what about #3? I haven't followed things as closely as normal, but I read that Atlanta would be willing to shed #3 if someone takes on one of their bad contracts (Bazemore or Plumlee). Maybe that wasn't a real rumor. I'm very conflicted on a lot of our realistic options at 7. There are many things I dislike about MPJ, Young, and Bamba. I'm sure I'll talk myself into whatever player we draft because I always do. But as of now, I have real concerns about all of those guys. Oddly enough, the one I feel most comfortable with is Wendell Carter Jr. and he seems to be the one who's ranked lowest of those 4.
  10. Nick Swisher reminds me of the 1st MLB Draft that I can remember following live being 2002. I listened to an online stream because it wasn't aired on TV yet. It was basically just a conference call of draft picks. Times have changed.
  11. Awesome. The guy most of us have wanted all along, though I was starting to really believe we wouldn't take him... This board would have been a real downer if it had been Singer.
  12. Anthony Miller went to the same high school that I did. Kind of cool.
  13. I have zero problem with Roquan Smith as a player. I do have a problem with the fact that teams were trying to trade up to #8 and we said no. Obviously it depends on which teams and what was offered, but considering Tampa got two 2nds out of it, I'm sure we'd be getting something similar. I'd take that all day to move down some spots.
  14. Not sure there is even a decision to be made here. You decline the option. Zero reason to do otherwise.
  15. Lol. Made me think of hanging out on SoxTalk at 2am in the summers... and being overly excited about Jeremy Reed hitting .400 in Birmingham.
  16. That was some throw back. When I first saw your name, I felt a serious sense of nostalgia.
  17. This is convenient/nifty. Great stuff. Excited for the new site.
  18. QUOTE (SoxAce @ Apr 12, 2018 -> 05:20 PM) This is amazing for you guys to host this. Said this many times, but FS has definitely come a long way. Gonna have to try and make it to see everyone. If dasox goes, I'll definitely go though. My dawg This is pretty awesome. If I was in the States, I would definitely try to make it happen. Hopefully it's a success and happens the following year when I'm back.
  19. QUOTE (bmags @ Apr 11, 2018 -> 04:27 PM) Well I would counter that now we definitely need a WR in draft, with 4 of our 7 picks coming in 4th round or later. It means Kevin White is now relied upon. The conclusion we have to draw is this: - The Bears deemed Cam Meredith was worth an unprotected 2 million dollar tender but NOT worth a protected $3 mill tender - They left themselves open to losing him then for any contract over whatever idiotic middle difference between 2 and 3 million was Just don't tender him if you think he wasn't healthy, don't do this idiotic move. This is the correct take. I can't rationalize this decision by Pace. We are flush with cap space. 2nd round tender and give yourself one year to see what he has. If he's not the same WR, you let him leave next year and all is well. $3M is nothing in terms of giving yourself one more year to see how he comes back. $3M doesn't even preclude you from drafting a mid-round WR and let him provide depth. Worst case scenario, both Meredith and the draft pick suck, but you really haven't lost much. Best case, they both show signs of being productive and you've got a stacked WR corps.
  20. QUOTE (KyYlE23 @ Apr 10, 2018 -> 12:43 PM) Looking at draft pick scenarios like
  21. QUOTE (iamshack @ Mar 28, 2018 -> 10:29 AM) Jason, No need to apologize. I hope everyone truly recognizes what a privilege it is to participate and read this forum, thanks to your efforts, as well as a lot of others who rarely receive any thanks or recognition. It’s great to have the site back! Thank you to everyone at Soxtalk for all that you guys do. I second this.
  22. QUOTE (maggsmaggs @ Feb 21, 2018 -> 11:29 AM) After declining the option on Sutton, I think there is a real chance the Bears go out and draft Nelson from ND. Guard is a huge weakness now for the Bears depending on where they ultimately play Whitehair and Long is no guarantee to return to his previous level of play. If he does fall to the Bears, I'd be all about it. The interior o-line would be nasty (if Long can stay on the field, and that now has turned into a big "if" based on the past couple years). One thing I do want to say is that personally, I would have kept Sitton until after the draft. Here's the problem I have: we basically have to sign a quality interior lineman now, and that puts us in a bind if we want to draft Quenton Nelson. Yeah, best player available, blah blah blah. Well, who are you going to sit? The starting-caliber veteran who you just gave money to, or the rookie? Either way, you're in a bad spot. Injuries happen, sure. But it's really not ideal from a roster-building standpoint to sign a good veteran and then have to make him a backup, which is what you would have to do because you don't draft Nelson at #8 just to ride the bench.... And if you don't sign a quality OG in free agency, and then Nelson is gone before #8, or someone else you have rated higher falls to #8, then you're downgrading at OG. Not the way you draw it up. With keeping Sitton for now, you ride it out. You ignore OG in free agency (except maybe a backup type). If Nelson falls and you take him (or another quality OG is there in the 2nd round), then great. See ya Sitton. People will say "oh, but it hurts the player." Bulls***. This is a business. You protect yourself. And frankly, Sitton is still pretty darn good. He'd have no trouble finding a job, though he may not make as much as he would if he could have partaken in Free Agency in March.
  23. QUOTE (Tony @ Feb 20, 2018 -> 06:12 PM) Love that they are embracing the tank. Me too. I was legitimately excited when I saw the tweets that Felicio and Nwaba would be starting, and Payne was getting minutes over Grant. They owe it to the fans to tank as much as possible. Do whatever it takes to try to get a top draft pick, but I know it'll still be tough with so many other teams doing the same thing. I'll gladly take ~25 more games of s*** basketball for the potential to draft a star, and put this team in a position to contend in a few years.
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