My Dinner With Andre

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  1. LeBron James 2018-19 Season Thread

    Since LeBron's season has officially come to a (merciful) end, we can start speculating about next year. Here is what one oddsmaker thinks about LeBron's destination: Lakers +200Rockets +220Cavaliers +35076ers +350Celtics +1000Spurs +1200Warriors +2000Clippers +2000Heat +3300 In any case, wherever he ends up he'll still be the same premier fantasy asset--or will he? He'll be 34 years old by the end of 2019 and will be coming off a season in which he played a whopping 104 games. He's also entering the offseason nicked up, as you'd expect: LeBon James had two MRIs on his right hand after punching a blackboard after Game 1 of the Finals, according to Brian Windhorst and Dave McMenamin of His hand was supposedly too swollen for the first MRI to provide any results. A second one at a later time found that it was a bone contusion in his right hand. Surgery is not expected for James. He has also been wearing a soft cast on his right hand and was wearing it at his postgame presser after Game 4 on Friday. He said he "pretty much played the last three games with a broken hand." We'll continue to monitor the status of his hand as well as his free agency decision this summer. LeBron said a lot has changed since his last free agency decision. He talked about his kids being older and that he'll sit down with his family and make a decision. Jun 9 - 12:52 AM Source: Brian Windhorst on Twitter
  2. Washington Nationals 2018 Outlook

    Or a Dusty Baker type.
  3. Washington Nationals 2018 Outlook

    I wonder if Dave Martinez is a goner. He hasn't had the bad luck like, say, a Mickey Callaway. With this team, ie, the Nationals, idk, they just seem "off" under some regimes.
  4. Jacob deGrom 2018 Outlook

    Wins are just the tip of the iceberg of stupidity. ERA is kind of flawed too. Put it this way: Who is better? A pitcher with a 2.00 ERA with the best defense in the league playing behind him? Or a pitcher with a 2.20 ERA who plays in a band box and has a bad defense?
  5. Greg Bird 2018 Outlook

    He's saying stupid crap in interviews too. Watch this clip; it's only a minute long. Brutal.
  6. CC Sabathia 2018 Outlook

    Tackled his problem with alcoholism too.
  7. New York Mets 2018 Outlook

    Starting to believe that if Wright was on another team he wouldn't have had so many injury problems and would have been back already...
  8. Notable Shut-Down Candidates

  9. Freddie Freeman 2018 Outlook

  10. Freddie Freeman 2018 Outlook

    Honestly, it's not really. Lester and Ozuna are worthless. Sure they're rosterable, but they have no "value"
  11. Boston Red Sox 2018 Outlook

    Let me phrase it in a way that's less controversial: Would I trade the division for the Wild Card game? Of course not. But, if you could guarantee me a Wild Card win, and the momentum that comes from it, I would probably take that over home field advantage and whatever other intangible boost you get from winning your division.
  12. Boston Red Sox 2018 Outlook

    No. I just think the Wild Card teams typically enter the Division Series with a lot of confidence coming off the WC game win. Indeed. In its history, teams that have won the WC game have a winning record against division winners in the Divisional round: 26 wins, 24 losses. Couple that with the fact that the Red Sox are going to be playing very low leverage baseball over the next month and a half, idk, it makes for risky combination if you ask me.
  13. AJ Pollock 2018 Outlook

    I guess there really is a first for everything.
  14. Boston Red Sox 2018 Outlook

    I think I'd rather be in the Wild Card game than on cruise control / coasting along for 1.5 months. Boston's going to draw in a five-game series a confident, quality opponent fresh off dispatching another quality opponent in a pressure packed one game playoff. Yea it's counterintuitive but the whole baseball playoff system is counterintuitive.
  15. 8/2 - GAME DAY THREAD

    I can't believe Steve Pearce is: (1) not only still around; but (2) batting 3rd for the .688 win pct Red Sox.
  16. Jacob deGrom 2018 Outlook're saying the Mets will shut him down?
  17. Jake Bauers 2018 Outlook

    Bauer's been intriguing but I don't think he's Denzel-GIF-worthy quite yet...
  18. 7/31 - GAME DAY THREAD

    I think the Nats scored in one game the amount of run support Jacob deGrom has gotten all year.
  19. Brian Dozier 2018 Outlook

    I was going to post the same thing, but idk, I can't see Dozier sitting. For who? Utley?
  20. July Closer Thread 2018

    Idk you guys are getting all worked up over these horrendous closer situations. I mean, these teams are inept. Historically bad.
  21. 2018 MLB Trade Rumors and Deadline Thread

    Prediction: Washington holds out for an unrealistic haul for Harper, doesn't get it, and loses him in FA anyway.
  22. 2018 MLB Trade Rumors and Deadline Thread

    Indeed. I hope the Nats front office wasn't planning to, you know, sleep tonight.
  23. 2018 MLB Trade Rumors and Deadline Thread

    You know, renting a guy ain't so bad. I've been hearing a lot of: "Why would you trade away prospects when in two months you can sign the guy for free?" Well, there's also: "Why would you commit, hundreds of millions of dollars to a guy and be tied at the hip to him for a decade?" I'd rather rent him for two months in exchange for a few prospects, one of which maybe turns out to be serviceable.
  24. 2018 MLB Trade Rumors and Deadline Thread

    Lol this is true. The Nats could be upgrading their roster by trading Bryce Harper!
  25. 2018 MLB Trade Rumors and Deadline Thread

    Don't rule out Oakland. They could use a left-handed OF.