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  1. Here's a better question; why would anyone who has witnessed Trump's fatuous, incoherent attempts at policy, or heard him speak, even once, vote for him? And it's POLL, unless it's something you wouldn't touch Trump with.
  2. To be fair, a lot of resources have gone toward building up the scouting, player development, analytics, etc. Philosophically, the is the prudent strategy and should produce results sooner or later.
  3. I don't know where that "positive annual cash flow" comes from and whether that would even be a factor, and Avila, based on available evidence, is probably average.
  4. I don't know what you are basing your assumptions of Chris Ilitch on, but it isn't now, and hasn't been the appropriate time to spend on top free agents. So there is no track record on which to base any assumptions. He has spent on scouting and infrastructure.
  5. Castro has the physical tools to be an above average ss; range, arm, hands, agility. His issues are mostly mechanical.
  6. Just getting something for an expiring asset.
  7. Anyone who uses the term "liberal idiocy" is speaking with a closed mind.
  8. All the other teams would have to collude against the Tigers for what you are saying to make sense. There just wasn't much of a market for those guys at that time. The return for Verlander was actually quite good, they haven't panned out, but that doesn't mean they weren't highly regarded prospects at the time.
  9. How it works: if a player is perceived as valuable, teams will compete for his services and bid against each other.
  10. I think you generally muck things up when you react to perception, rather than reality.
  11. Why? For what purpose? What would it change?
  12. He WAS really good. He's not right now because his slider and fastball have regressed, and his command isn't there, yet. Why? We don't know.
  13. Not that much, it's mostly luck, but before you can make any assumptions regarding Candelario, you need to see if, in fact, he hits the ball harder from the right side, and pulls it more from the left, and if that difference offsets enough the advantage of switch hitting. And still the sample size is small and included a period in which he was recovering from injury.
  14. Still a relatively small sample size, especially from the right side.
  15. The difference in babip may entirely explain the difference in batting average.
  16. Two things, first, only in your mind is kneeling for the anthem disrespectful, because it simply isn't. You don't get to dictate to others how they express their patriotism. Secondly, if you have no humanity or empathy for the plight of others, that's on you, no one else.
  17. That's the tricky part. If you're conditioned for 120, and just do it once, likely not. But if you do it repeatedly with only a couple of days rest in between?
  18. Rest and recovery does not come into play so much until you fatigue the muscle. You can run fast every day, but if you run to muscle failure, and continue to run without the muscle having time to regenerate, there is added stress on tendons and ligaments that lead to eventual injury. The miracle with muscles is, when you break a muscle down, you don't make that muscle stronger, but your body generates a new muscle, which takes time, approximately 4-5 days.
  19. The key is adequate rest and recovery after going to a state of "muscle failure". As long as you can maintain that discipline...
  20. I'm sure it won't, but human anatomy will evolve much more slowly.
  21. You're going to set up a completely new structure on the possibility of outliers? A five man rotation was not a random outcome.
  22. I believe it's proven that the optimal interval for muscle rest and recovery, once used to muscle failure, is five days. I would be leery of anything that disrupts that natural cycle. I believe that's why starting pitchers have evolved to that cycle, and why relief pitching is so erratic.
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