An Old Hippie

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  1. Toronto Blue Jays 2017 Outlook

    But is that just baseball revenue? Or is it the corporation making that much. Quite a few corporations that pwn MLB teams keep the baseball side separate from the rest. And each department is judged on its own merit for profit/loss.
  2. Toronto Blue Jays 2017 Outlook

    For the above bear in mind, that is just revenue and doesn't include operating expenses. So working capital would be much less.
  3. Toronto Blue Jays 2017 Outlook

    That part is true in that a corporation is more interested in the bottom line which makes the shareholders happier. It might be to early for 2016 data on revenue to be publicly available lr I could be just to tired to do a proper search but here is the MLB franchises revenue from 2015. It really doesn't appear that Toronto has the revenue to have a payroll like the Dodgers.
  4. Toronto Blue Jays 2017 Outlook

    For the Jays to offer say EE 4/80m they need revenue of approximately 106m dollars to cover it. It isn't just a simple matter of saying 4/80m without considering the exchange rate also. We can look at 4/80m as fair but in reality, it costs the Jays more to get that 80m.
  5. Toronto Blue Jays 2017 Outlook

    Aren't contracts based on US dollars? If that is the case then Cleveland offering a 10m contract just to match the Blue Jays would need to make the offer around 13.5m to equal out for the player. Don't know if it still works that way but at one point in time Canadian teams had to overpay to get players just to sign there.
  6. Yup. Just what I was mentioning because you consider him an ace then we should also. Some just have different standards or don't include as many pitches rs into the ace category as you do. No big deal really as this started when I asked what your criteria was. For me it is Kershaw, Bumgarner, Verlander(this year especially), Scherzer, Lester, and Sale. Cueto comes close. Just because a pitcher ranks on the top twenty does not make him an ace in my opinion.
  7. Curious what qualifies a pitcher as an ACE? To me being ranked 24th or 30th doesn't provide ACE status. The rest of his counting stats don't scream wow either. For the two years you mention he has given up more than one hit per inning. He is above average but hardly an ACE. For the Twins he would be a #1 pitcher but hardly any other team would he qualify as that.
  8. Justin Turner back with the Dodgers also. Reported 4 years and 80m is the deal I saw. Still need a 2nd baseman though.
  9. Greg Bird 2017 Outlook

    Looked good in a tailored suit?
  10. Vent & Rant Thread 2016

    I can make you feel much better. Couple of years ago I drafted in a new startup dynasty league. I can't remember the players I actually drafted in the first ten rounds, but within a month into the season nine out of the ten were on the d/l. Of that nine there were three pitchers that went down for TJ surgery. It must have been 2014 as one of the pitchers was Corbin. Long story short I got kicked out of the league for not being competitive. In reality the commissioner gave my team to one of his friends the following year.
  11. Vent & Rant Thread 2016

    Team is 4/23 (.174) Cutch is 3/3 for that team. Have to love the beginning of opening week when all your hitters seem to be facig ACES except for your opponent hitters (who are facing your pitchers).
  12. Madison Bumgarner 2016 Outlook

    I put more stock in the results after watching him pitch. I didn't know he was sick (but the Brewers aren't that good) and he looked rough in the first three innings. Then it was like he reached a point and stepped up his game. Realize that isn't a fancy graph analysis but he was just doing what an ACE does while having a bad day
  13. Fantasy Team Name Thread 2016

    Rebuilding a dynasty. Wait Till Next Year
  14. Kyle Schwarber 2016 Outlook

    2000 - Mike Stodola 2001 - Gavin Floyd 2002 - Adam Loewen 2003 - Tim Stauffer 2004 - Jeff Nieman 2005 - Ryan Zimmerman 2006 - Brad Lincoln 2007 - Daniel Moskos 2008- Brian Matusz 2009- Tony Sanchez 2010- Christian Colon 2011 - Dylan Bundy 2012 - Kevin Guasman I can see that being drafted 4th overall really is a good barometer of success. All I stated was his hitting profile after the same season compares very favorable to Adams after the 1st half season of being called up going in to the second year. Your reason is where they were drafted as amateurs. But yes you are right we found out that all the hype for Adams was not warranted, hope that we don't find out the same for Scwarber.
  15. Kyle Schwarber 2016 Outlook

    yes okay right they don't profile anything alike. I forgot that what round you get drafted in makes all the difference.