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  1. Longgone

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    It's erroneous to think that scouting is an old fashioned and/or ineffective method of evaluating talent, and " analytics " has somehow replaced it. It just isn't so. The data and collection methods have gotten much more sophisticated with technology, but the essence of scouting remains the same. I believe it's an assumption that the Tigers are behind the other clubs regarding technology. I do know innovation spreads rapidly through the industry, and I doubt any one club has a substantial edge. you want every edge to can get, but talent is still the biggest competitive advantage.
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    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    Have the Tigers ever gone through an off season without making a single trade?
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    Where did Henning Get this?

    I felt old when my old doctor retired, and the new doctor was in middle school.
  4. Longgone

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    This is the way to look at it, and no, he wouldn’t.
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    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    Two things, your chances to hurt the team as a poor fielder are limited in right field, as opposed to say, first base, which is where some people want to move him, and his main issues, the ability to read and react to the ball are learned skills and can be improved with reps and experience, as opposed to innate skills like speed and agility. He is still relatively new to the outfield and should improve, even though it is harder at the ripe age of 26.
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    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    Euchre is very analytical
  7. Longgone

    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    There is no evidence that a wall, as proposed by Trump, would be at all effective in addressing any of the issues related to border security. It's simply Trump pandering to the fears of his base, and why should anyone pay for that? Let people who truly understand border security develop a plan, and ignore Trumps inane ramblings.
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    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    Few things are essential, doesn't mean they aren't productive or worthwhile.
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    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    Having consulted most of my life with both public and private entities, both strive to be effective and efficient. It is a common misconception that, if the government provides it, it is by nature wasteful. Most entities I worked with, public and private, worked hard to fulfil their missions. Just because there isn't a profit incentive, doesn't mean there isn't plenty of other motivations. I'm speaking in general, you can always find anecdotal examples of incompetence, both public and private, but as a rule the public sector administrators that I worked with were motivated, bright, competent, hard working and talented.
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    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    Yes, but the statcast top speeds are all in the context of chasing down balls on a ball field, so you are not covering great distances. However, I don't believe quickness or agility are fortes of Castellanos.
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    POTUS Impeachment Watch

    He can have them any time he wants. They were all recovered after some initial technical difficulties. He lies.
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    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump Any deaths of children or others at the Border are strictly the fault of the Democrats and their pathetic immigration policies that allow people to make the long trek thinking they can enter our country illegally. They can’t. If we had a Wall, they wouldn’t even try! The two..... 1:30 PM · Dec 29, 2018 · Twitter for iPhone
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    2018-19 Off-season Thread

  14. Longgone

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    My guess would be it's somewhere around a 4.6
  15. Longgone

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    No, because you are only running at 27.8 ft/sec for a small portion of those 40 yards