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re: MLB Daily Thread 4/18 - BenDover
I'm kind of mixed on it. Moncada, Eloy, and Anderson are all great pieces as well as Luis Robert in in the minors. The big thing for me is pitching -- Rodon looks like a 3, Kopech has already had TJ, though they do have Cease still on the farm. The Shields trade is terrible in hindsight from th...
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re: Ratings for the NBA Playoffs are off to a bad start - BenDover
It'd be cool if they did away with the conferences and just took the top 12 to the playoffs. Travel would be nuts though so that'll never happen. Also doesn't help that the playoffs last for 2 freaking months...
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re: MLB Daily Thread 4/18 - BenDover
[link=(https://blogs.fangraphs.com/yoan-moncada-is-different/)]LINK[/link] That's a pretty good article from Fangraphs that goes in-depth on Moncada's change in approach. His AVG is most definitely going to regress from the .333 he's at now because his BABIP is so high. His K rate is almost 10% l...
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re: MLB Daily Thread 4/18 - BenDover
Moncada in the starting lineup after being drilled in the damn head yesterday on a stolen base attempt. Dude is a tank and finally starting to live up to the hype...
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re: 2018/2019 Transfer Thread - BenDover
[quote]Wolves rumored to offer 35-40 mil for Morgan Sanson from Marseille [/quote] Nationality doesn't check out...
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re: Match Day UCL 4-16 - BenDover
[quote]When it went to review, I was positive the Juve would get a penalty. I have a parlay working with Ajax, so I was shitting bricks. [/quote] Wouldn't have mattered anyway due to away goals nvm: just realized you're likely playing the match and not the advance...
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re: Looking for resume and negotiation advice - BenDover
I'll say that you do a much better job of taking constructive feedback/criticism than the kid on here earlier who was complaining about his bonus + salary so I'll give ya that :lol:. I don't think $50k is asking too much, that's pretty well aligned with college grads (traditional or not). You do...
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re: Where's All My MLB The Show 19 Fans At?!? - BenDover
I saw that that OSFM full minors rosters were released. Anyone had a chance to download and give them a run yet?...
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re: Trent Dilfer on Duel Threat Podcast w/ Ryen Russillo - BenDover
Trent's daughter and my niece play volleyball together here in Austin so I've seen him a lot over the past couple of years since they've moved here. I'll say this -- as cheesy as he comes across when he's on TV/radio talking about the NFL and QB position, the guy is genuinely passionate about the sp...
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re: Looking for resume and negotiation advice - BenDover
[quote]I know an MBA would definitely up my salary,[/quote] Really common misconception. It may help you achieve a raise/promotion once you’re an established contributor in an organization, but it’s not going to be some huge bump in a starting salary. Experience is more valuable than an MBA (or a...
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re: Daily Baseball Thread: 4/13 Yankees suck, but CC is back - BenDover
Jose Berrios is my favorite to watch. He reminds me so much of Jose Fernandez who was must-see for me. Flaherty is another I really enjoy. He’s so unafraid to go after guys, I love it. A bit off-topic but I think I’m ready to write off Syndergaard as a potential perennial stud. It seems like...
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re: Trade advice - Scherzer for Sale and Cano? - BenDover
I'd hold off on that. Cano is more name value than anything right now, he hasn't been hitting at all. Sale worries me, if he doesn't dominate BAL next trip out I'd almost guarantee he's going on the 10-day DL to figure out the velocity issues and early season struggles. I'm fine with buying low ...
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re: St. Louis Cardinals set to retire #23 - BenDover
Ozuna is one of my least favorite Cardinals players ever and I'm not even sure it's a rational thought. He looks so nerdy when he runs but it hurts my eyes to watch him throw. He literally throws the ball as if he just learned how. The play last night was a perfect summation of my thoughts on Oz...
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re: 2018 World Series Champions: Boston Red Sox Finally Come Home - BenDover
[quote]Been to Fenway thrice. Pure garbage. It isn’t cute. Burn it down. “But the history...” frick the history. Miserable ballpark experience.[/quote] It isn't cute? Is that what you look for in baseball stadiums? The wife and I had a great time at Fenway and had the opportunity to tour the enti...
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re: How has Cincinnati become such a joke of an MLB franchise? - BenDover
I'm not a Reds fan and I can't dive deep into why they suck arse but I can think of three things pretty quickly 1) Lost the Aroldis Chapman trade 2) Lost the Jay Bruce trade 3) Signed Homer Bailey to ridiculous extension...
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re: Cody Bellinger Is Off To a Decent Start - BenDover
[quote]and arguably the most beautiful swing in baseball[/quote] I enjoy watching Bellinger, he's taken that next step and his defensive versatility is a huge asset as well. But his swing isn't close to arguably the most beautiful. He bails out to his pull-side each time he swings. It's a testame...
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re: Browns plan to sign former AAF QB and two-time Texas State Champion Garrett Gilbert - BenDover
I’m from a town called Bellville, Giddings has been in our district forever. Dock was a damn beast too, think he ended up at Tulsa?...
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re: Browns plan to sign former AAF QB and two-time Texas State Champion Garrett Gilbert - BenDover
[quote]Brock Fitzhenry was the heart and soul of that team.[/quote] Brock tore our asses up in high school as an option QB. Still to this day the fastest white guy I've ever seen on a football field. His dad was the HC (later went to Odessa and Northshore) is the model of old-man strength. His da...
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re: "What Happened in Green Bay" - BenDover
Yeah, McCarthy was great for his first few years because his play style was innovative but it seemed like he never improved his play calling or design. It was almost like he had a book of plays that at first were great, but he never made adjustments so people caught on. If you're not constantly impr...
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re: Anyone have Big 4 experience? - BenDover
He's probably been let go and is too proud to tell y'all. No shot any manager/company/organization will let someone sit unassigned for 9 months when they can replace him with someone who is actually billable. For reference, our guys have a max of 4 weeks of "bench" time in a given year before cr...
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