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tiger337

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About tiger337

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  • Birthday 10/09/1962

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  1. If Miggy Performs well Next year...

    If all teams are pretty much the same, then wouldn't a small edge in some area potentially make a significant difference?
  2. If Miggy Performs well Next year...

    Are the Astros committed to analytics? I think you can get hints based on who they hire for the analytics staff. A few years ago, they seemed to have a bare bones staff headed by some guy with a degree in political science (or something like that) and little experience. Since then, they have had more sophisticated hires but there also seems to be a lot of turnover.
  3. If Miggy Performs well Next year...

    There could be stuff happening behind the scenes that we don't know about, but I don't see it either.
  4. Maybe they could have the 20th team pick first or have an unweighted lottery with the bottom 10 teams. I just don't like the idea of teams getting rewarded for finishing last. There is too much potential for tanking.
  5. I don't necessarily blame the Tigers for what they are doing. It is the system I don't like. Under the system proposed above, the .500 team would be rewarded with better draft picks than the last place team. I think this would make the sport better.
  6. Hollywood attempts to change history

    An apology is better than no apology, but do we know it was sincere? Is any high level politician ever sincere?
  7. The Astros and Cubs would probably have done well under CMR's system too because they are well managed. They still could have gotten good draft picks and they wouldn't have had to lose 100 games per year for half a decade to get them. Tanking is bull****. Teams trying to be bad to tank advantage of the system is terrible for sports.
  8. It's a better idea than rewarding teams that deliberately try to be non-competitive or rewarding mis-managed organizations. Under CMR's plan, a team could get better just by becoming a league average team and getting better draft picks. A well managed organization should be able to do that. A league should be set up so teams are trying to win all the time. Tanking goes against the very essence of sports. The only thing worse for sports than encouraging tanking is fixing games.
  9. Gun Legislation, Crime and Events

    Artificial insemination.
  10. If Miggy Performs well Next year...

    If Cabrera gets back anywhere close to his old self, then I hope he remains a Tiger. If he he is going to get hurt every year and struggle to post a .800 OPS then I am not going to enjoy him at all.
  11. Investing

    No doubt, a house is a better place to live than an apartment which is why people dream of living in a house.
  12. Investing

    This makes a lot of sense. I have always thought the "renting is just throwing money away" line was too simplistic. I like that the article said that the money saved through renting can be invested.
  13. POTUS Impeachment Watch

    I thought the story was they peed on a bed that Obama had slept in.
  14. POTUS Impeachment Watch

    From what I read, his properties have been involved with the mafia for decades.
  15. I don't think they are deceiving anyone, but I not convinced they are going in a good direction. I suspect they are behind other organizations in terms of analysis and in getting the best international talent and maybe some other things. I can't back that up. It's just a sense that I have. It doesn't feel like an Astros or Cubs situation.
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