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    no doubt he started hating TS around april-2016
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slasher9 View Post
    no doubt he started hating TS around april-2016
    It went back to well before then. He'd take long breaks from this place. I think he hated the 2012 TalkSox roster much more than he hated 2016.
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    I reminded baseball ops that we are focused on competitiveness over the next 5 years over and above resetting. You seem to think Chaim was brought in to reduce payroll. That has simply not been the way FSG operates here or across the pond.
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    For Boston fans, the deal sucks. The Red Sox didnít need to back off from contention and trade Mookie Betts. The deal serves principally to increase the Red Soxís profits with a small increase in their competitive position some years down the line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notin View Post
    Yeah this place really went into the shitter then...
    I think he was more annoyed by it because he thought of BDC as the domain of a few former TalkSox posters and just didn't want to give anyone a chance.

    It just took a while for you guys to be properly assimilated.
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    I reminded baseball ops that we are focused on competitiveness over the next 5 years over and above resetting. You seem to think Chaim was brought in to reduce payroll. That has simply not been the way FSG operates here or across the pond.
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    For Boston fans, the deal sucks. The Red Sox didnít need to back off from contention and trade Mookie Betts. The deal serves principally to increase the Red Soxís profits with a small increase in their competitive position some years down the line.

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    Tony Kemp says when he came up in 2017, he was asked to use “the system” and he said no. Was having a good season at Triple A and didn’t want to change anything up. Kept his head down and didn’t say anything.
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    I reminded baseball ops that we are focused on competitiveness over the next 5 years over and above resetting. You seem to think Chaim was brought in to reduce payroll. That has simply not been the way FSG operates here or across the pond.
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    For Boston fans, the deal sucks. The Red Sox didnít need to back off from contention and trade Mookie Betts. The deal serves principally to increase the Red Soxís profits with a small increase in their competitive position some years down the line.

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    this stuff is going to get better and better.....


    Thomas Boswell of The Washington Post asked Suzuki this week if he believes the Astros were cheating during the World Series last season. The catcher said there is “no question” and that Nationals players could hear whistling coming from the Houston dugout.

    “We could hear it from their dugout. We heard their whistling,” Suzuki said. “What are you going to do?”

    In order to counter the sign stealing, Suzuki says the Nationals changed their signs during every at-bat of the World Series. On some occasions, they even tried to change the signs in the middle of an at-bat. He said there were swings Astros hitters had in certain situations that were “so good” there was no other explanation for them aside from sign stealing.

    “When Max Scherzer has two strikes on you and he throws one 98 miles per hour near your head and you smash it — come on, nobody does that,” Suzuki said. “We got a couple of big strikeouts when their crowd was so loud they couldn’t hear. The whole thing was crazy. I got messed up on signs a couple of times, had to call time and take us out of rhythm. I kept thinking, ‘We have to go to the field and work early on our signs in the World Series just to stop their cheating.’ It’s so stupid and so wrong.”
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    Anyway, when you’ve caused Nick Markakis to suggest that perhaps violence is the best course of action, you sort of have a problem on your hands. Here are Crazy Nick’s comments today about the Houston Astros:

    “I feel like every single guy over there needs a beating. It’s wrong. They’re messing with people’s careers . . . There’s right ways to do it and wrong ways to do it. I 100% disagree with way they did it. There’s a lot of people that were hurt by it, and it was wrong.”

    As has become custom in these daily ranting, Markakis made sure he gave a shoutout to MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, who he criticized for letting the Astros off “scot free”:

    “The way he handled the situation, he should be embarrassed of himself.”
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    For Boston fans, the deal sucks. The Red Sox didnít need to back off from contention and trade Mookie Betts. The deal serves principally to increase the Red Soxís profits with a small increase in their competitive position some years down the line.

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    Carlos Correa: "It was definitely an advantage. I’m not gonna lie to you. Knowing what was coming. I think you get a slight edge. And that's why people got suspended and people got fired because this is not right."

    Also Carlos Correa: "When you analyze the games, we won fair and square. We earned that championship."

    Also Correa in response to Bellinger saying the Astros probably cheated the last three years: "what doesn't sit well with me is when you say false statements. If you don't know the facts. If you're not informed. This is America. You can say whatever you want. But Cody Bellinger's job is to look for information. Get informed. Know the facts, for sure, before he stands in front of cameras to talk about other players. You should get informed. You should be informed before you talk about other players. If you don't know the facts, then you've got to shut the f--k up."

    What an asshat. Admits to cheating and that it gave them an advantage, but also says they won the World Series fair and square. And he says that false statements don't sit well with him, but I guess blatant cheating is fine.

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    inadvertently hit an umpire with a batting glove you threw in the air in disgust? 2 game suspension
    use electronic means to steal opposing teams signs in realtime and win the world series? parade
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