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  1. Chris Carson 2018 Outlook

    It starting to look like Petey boy is going to use both RB's no matter what he says. And it's looking like Seattle will be trailing in games a lot this season and abandoning the run in the second half of games. I dropped and grabbed Gio.
  2. Josh Gordon 2018 Outlook

    Tom Brady to Josh Gordon should be a scary combination for defenses that already have to worry about Gronk. Josh is also at risk of being gone from the NFL every time I read this thread. I would consider any decent offer because I don't see this ending well with Belichick in charge with his way or the highway attitude.
  3. Quincy Enunwa 2018 Outlook

    And Enunwa was solid with Ryan Fitzpatrick the last time he played. Sam looks like a better and more accurate QB already, which should bode well in the short and intermediate part of the field where Quincy operates.
  4. Le'Veon Bell 2018 Outlook

    I don't think you understand Bell's intention. He is trying to force a trade to get what he feels he deserves. If the Steelers are worried about his production falling, they should accomodate him.
  5. Le'Veon Bell 2018 Outlook

    The Steelers had to know Bell wasn't going to be happy getting tagged a second time as a RB. Would they have offered more guaranteed money. Would they have traded him. The only way the CBA is going to change is if more high profile players sacrifice some money and teams realize it is a possibility going forward in the future.
  6. Le'Veon Bell 2018 Outlook

    This offer kind of tells me the Steelers were hoping Bell would play this year on the tag, and if healthy & productive, would have tagged him again next year. $14.5m plus another $20m is almost equal to the $33m portion of this offer, except they could have cut him after the season with no further money owed. At this point, the best thing Le'Veon could hope for is a trade to a team that will promise to extend for the money he wants after 2018. If the locker room is poisoned any further, the Steelers may have no choice but to consider finding a team to trade with, especially if the team starts poorly.
  7. Le'Veon Bell 2018 Outlook

    The ownership is using the franchise tag to their benefit, which is what many teams enjoy doing when you don't want to guarantee a player lots of money. It was understandable in the Kirk Cousins situation who needed to prove he wasn't a fluke. Teams need to offer their best players multi year deals with nice guarantees, to whoever has proven themselves on their rookie deals instead of franchising tagging them. The salary cap keeps rising for a reason. And if teams don't want to offer multi year deals to the better players, then let them become free agents and test the market to see what they are worth. Maybe allow teams to match these offers instead of tagging them and everybody wins. The CBA is broke and doesn't work for the best players, and the NFL is content with the current CBA.
  8. Le'Veon Bell 2018 Outlook

    I like how only the player is greedy but it’s never the team that is greedy. I’m sure Khalil Mack is glad you aren’t his agent.
  9. Le'Veon Bell 2018 Outlook

    The current CBA favors the owners and will only change when the marquee players start holding out. The better players want more guaranteed money while the owners prefer one year deals guaranteed. The Redskins lost their game of chicken with Kirk Cousins and Darrelle Revis maximized his earnings when he had leverage. The Steelers know Bell is gone after this year and he doesn't feel inclined to punish his body for them given this fact. Now the owners have players talking about players over their contract situation instead of fixing the CBA.
  10. Jacob deGrom 2018 Outlook

    The Mets just do not score runs when Jacob pitches and he has a sub 2.00 ERA. Lack of wins is simply not his fault this season. He has given up less than 3 runs in every start this season so far except for one game which he gave up 4, and the Mets won that game. I would like to think that the writers have a better understanding these days regarding wins, and won't hold it against deGrom who has been brilliant.
  11. James Conner 2018 Outlook

    I see the Steelers going wild passing the ball this week against the Browns.
  12. Greatest Season by a Starting Pitcher

    Another great one. MLB had to lower the mound after the 1968 season from 15 inches to 10 inches and shrunk the strike zone. https://www.mlb.com/cut4/why-was-the-mound-lowered-in-1968/c-158689966
  13. Greatest Season by a Starting Pitcher

    Pedro Martinez has always amazed dominating the AL East in the steroid era. Absolutely dominant stuff with his slight build was very impressive.
  14. Greatest Season by a Starting Pitcher

    Carlton won 27 of the 59 games won by that Phillies team. I know the Win-Loss stat has been devalued but how many of those 27 games would a replacement pitcher have won that year on a terrible baseball team ? I'm not sure what to think about those season's prior to 1900 but I think that Galvin guy must have had a rubber arm. Good stuff.
  15. I started thinking about some of the greatest season's by a starting pitcher after looking at Jacob deGrom's numbers for 2018 so far, currently sitting at: Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards 2018 30 NYM NL 8 8 .500 1.68 27 27 0 1 0 0 182.0 137 41 34 8 41 3 224 5 0 1 712 219 2.02 0.978 6.8 0.4 2.0 11.1 5.46 AS I immediately thought of Steve Carlton in 1972 for the Phillies who finished at 59-97, but Carlton's numbers where absolutely dominant for a bad team: 346 IP and 310 K's and my vote for the Greatest Season ever: Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards 1972 27 PHI NL 27 10 .730 1.97 41 41 0 30 8 0 346.1 257 84 76 17 87 8 310 1 2 8 1351 182 2.01 0.993 6.7 0.4 2.3 8.1 3.56 AS,CYA-1,MVP-5 Dwight Gooden in 1985: Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards 1985 20 NYM NL 24 4 .857 1.53 35 35 0 16 8 0 276.2 198 51 47 13 69 4 268 2 2 6 1065 229 2.13 0.965 6.4 0.4 2.2 8.7 3.88 AS,CYA-1,MVP-4 Ron Guidry in 1978: Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards 1978 27 NYY AL 25 3 .893 1.74 35 35 0 16 9 0 273.2 187 61 53 13 72 1 248 1 1 7 1057 208 2.19 0.946 6.1 0.4 2.4 8.2 3.44 AS,CYA-1,MVP-2 There are others like Vida Blue, Sandy Koufax, Pedro Martinez, Bob Gibson, .............. You can take a look at the Cy Young award winners: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cy_Young_Award And take a look at some of the craziest numbers Nolan Ryan put up during his career which will blow your mind. One season with 383 K's in 1973 and at age 42 with 301 K's for Texas. Career 5386 IP with 5714 K's over 27 seasons...........what an arm. Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards 1972 25 CAL AL 19 16 .543 2.28 39 39 0 20 9 0 284.0 166 80 72 14 157 4 329 10 0 18 1154 128 2.49 1.137 5.3 0.4 5.0 10.4 2.10 AS,CYA-8,MVP-30 1973 26 CAL AL 21 16 .568 2.87 41 39 2 26 4 1 326.0 238 113 104 18 162 2 383 7 0 15 1355 123 2.49 1.227 6.6 0.5 4.5 10.6 2.36 AS,CYA-2,MVP-17 1974 27 CAL AL 22 16 .579 2.89 42 41 1 26 3 0 332.2 221 127 107 18 202 3 367 9 0 9 1392 118 2.98 1.272 6.0 0.5 5.5 9.9 1.82 CYA-3,MVP-14 1977 30 CAL AL 19 16 .543 2.77 37 37 0 22 4 0 299.0 198 110 92 12 204 7 341 9 3 21 1272 141 3.12 1.344 6.0 0.4 6.1 10.3 1.67 AS,CYA-3,MVP-24 1978 31 CAL AL 10 13 .435 3.72 31 31 0 14 3 0 234.2 183 106 97 12 148 7 260 3 2 13 1008 98 2.96 1.411 7.0 0.5 5.7 10.0 1.76 1987 40 HOU NL 8 16 .333 2.76 34 34 0 0 0 0 211.2 154 75 65 14 87 2 270 4 2 10 873 142 2.47 1.139 6.5 0.6 3.7 11.5 3.10 CYA-5 1989 42 TEX AL 16 10 .615 3.20 32 32 0 6 2 0 239.1 162 96 85 17 98 3 301 9 1 19 988 124 2.51 1.086 6.1 0.6 3.7 11.3 3.07 AS,CYA-5,MVP-23