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Los Gatos

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  • Birthday 09/29/1967


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    Family, running, trading cards and autographs


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    Hotel sales and revenue management

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  1. I agree about the confidence factor; it's only 4 games in, new to the league and the country, etc. Fair to give him at least 40 games if not the whole season before reading too much into things. It sounds like he's a hard worker and hopefully they have a good personalized coaching/development plan for him. This scouting report is a good pick-me-up when the on-court isn't real pretty yet: https://in.nba.com/news/nba-draft-2020-killian-hayes-scouting-report-strengths-weaknesses-and-player-comparison/m71jtfjtighmzh5yepae4tj2 Conversely, I feel Bey (shot) and Stewart (motor) are showing some terrific glimpses. Weaver wants to control the boards, and with Stewart and some of the FA's, they might be on their way there.
  2. Ah, I guess I saw the best 5 minutes, then! I like Bey and think he'll work out fine but needs minutes. Hayes I feel better about after last night's game; trying to be optimistic with it being so early on. Tough back-to-back draws for Hayes with Young and now Curry.
  3. I watched the first 5 minutes or so this morning on recording and that starting lineup was so refreshing. Ball movement, moving without the ball, high energy from all 5 on both ends. Nice 3's from Bey and Hayes. That starting 5 plus a primary bench of Wright, Svi, Sekou & Stewart (and maybe Lee or Frank Jackson) would be fun to watch with an eye on the future.
  4. Yeah can't argue with any of that. Although White's taller (6-4) than I think of him as, and he looks it this year - taller and leaner, and maybe more athletic. Or maybe it's the tighter hairstyle. Their bigs are soft except Gafford, who I think has potential but rough edges. And Carter should never approach the 3-pt line much less shoot behind it. Hutchinson impressed in the preseason; much more athletic and aggressive than before. Really liking Williams so far. Looks like FSU turned out a couple good ones in him and Vassell.
  5. I think White is going to be fine, though he's probably out of position at PG. Patrick Williams looks like the real deal +++. Had Williams lasted till #7 for the Pistons, it's interesting to think how that would have changed their course in the rest of the draft and offseason.
  6. Rare opportunity for me to see the Pistons live, via the free league pass trial. The broadcast was like a strange internet feed from Australia or something. Glitchy and grainy, kind of funny but hard to focus. Jackson was the only strong positive I got from that game. Hoping they find some way to get Bey/Stewart in there but the path is clogged. The offseason flurry of moves got me excited just for the activity but the reality of strange roster construction showed last night. Odd to trade back into the first round twice, but then sign vets to eat the minutes of those guys (and Sekou's).
  7. Like the Baddoo pick a lot, so much more than a wild RP or fringy SP. Toolsy LHH CF who can draw a walk, all good. MLB.com had him as the Twins #13 prospect. MLB lists him at 6'1" FWIW.
  8. Sirvydis on his way to Detroit and/or Grand Rapids, maybe a year or two earlier than anticipated. It should be interesting and hopefully fun to see how the roster shakes out this season and beyond. https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/30428167/detroit-pistons-reach-three-year-contract-deividas-sirvydis
  9. Very nice, all of them! Especially like the Billy Martin in action card signed.
  10. Porcello maybe, but his last couple seasons have been scary. For that type of role I might be more inclined for Leake or a Teheran rebound (FA's but not on the list above). Leake has been consistent with starts and IP with serviceable production. Teheran was also pretty consistent until this year. Walker is intriguing due to age and 2020 performance, though expecting a lot of innings is tough. Cool baseball card displays in the background.
  11. I haven't been paying attention for a while, but believe there will always be a strong market for Mantle. As generations pass, potentially things could dip, but I feel he's the gold standard in the vintage hobby. Those other guys are all-time greats and their vintage cards will continue to be valued, but with a wide range depending on grade. Even commons from the 50's should hold good value if they're high grade. I always found eBay to be a good temperature check of that sort of thing; completed sales as well as current listings.
  12. Borders are back, along with unnecessary shapes and patterns. I like borders, but not the extra noise. https://www.beckett.com/news/2021-topps-series-1-baseball-cards/ Edit: I'm liking the design more now. It's kind of crazy, but it works, and is pretty unique. The 70th anniversary logo is nice.
  13. Without looking it up, I think all standard road jerseys have the full city named. I think the current Tigers road jersey but with all navy script Detroit and number, and no piping would look nice, maybe on a slightly darker gray. And add this guy on a sleeve patch:
  14. I like the sharper D, especially on the navy ST/BP jersey, which I'd like to see be used as an alternate home jersey during the regular season. The Nike logo placement is a more material change than the D, in my opinion, though I feel it helps balance/fill the blank canvas somewhat.
  15. I like Cruz - decent combo of skills, switch hits, approach and production improved each year in college. Takes a walk, doesn't K a ton. That all might point to upside as an everyday player and a guy who was undervalued in the draft prospect rankings. When the Tigers talked about 'utility', I don't think they meant bench player, but more like a Tony Phillips multi position starter. Regarding no 20K guys, probably makes sense since they didn't release minor leaguers, and if the MiL contraction goes through, there will be fewer spots to place their existing younger prospects + this year's draft class.
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