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  1. If it's daily, send me the link and I'll give it a
  2. I live waaayyy out in the boonies in a Marina on a houseboat, and do you know who was making deliveries on July 4th and 5th? UPS was....hmmmmmm, I'm getting the feel that the owners are going to get the 48 game season that they wanted after all. These delays on tests are going to play right into their hands, great hiring job there on the delivery teams Manfred, just as instructed...unforeseen my 4th point of contact....
  3. He was out of options and the A's needed to clear a 40 man roster spot for 17 yr old SS phenom Puason. Without the trade, he'd have been put on waivers, and most likely claimed, this way, they at least got something for him. He still has upside, speed with a decent hit tool, but he just didn't fit in the A's future, especially with Laureano manning CF now, which is where Mateo might end up..
  4. Thanks for link, but I'm going to pass on this one.. best wishes..
  5. If it's still open:
  6. Do you have a link to view the team and league settings?
  7. Not implying that it applies with Pearson, but it's worth noting that only players on the 60 man lists are elig to trade.
  8. Here in Ca, we've had an uptick in cases too, but the short season won't start for another month, a lot can, and will happen in the next 2 months leading into September... I'm saying if there is baseball, there will be fans come September in the stands...if there is no baseball, it's all moot anyway....
  9. The biggest aspect of the owners' negotiations was, ZERO gate receipts, zero.. there will be fans in the stands before September 1st, and the owners knew this..The union caved to public pressure from the owners' tactics of leaking the information they leaked' I agree with Brock, the fans got played, we turned on the players thinking they were the greedy side, but we get baseball, which is what everyone wanted, that's the piece of candy to quiet us..meanwhile, the owners will be laughing all the way to the bank once stadium open. They won't be full, but 25-30% is a huge win for the owners, especially once they get the expanded playoff games( which was intended to recoup their zero gate receipt losses) can say, "let's see how this all plays out" all you want, but much the same as we saw with the fan outcry to "Get it done", we'll see fans in the seats at some point, the media is already reporting that some venues are saying it will be, and the fans will once again get what they want, just as they did baseball... Now next season will be another story altogether here in these forums while they get closer to a new CBA, that's going to be another fun read, maybe even funnier than the Covid impact on baseball thread was, two sides arguing who's right, no one admitting they're wrong even when the numbers were against them, but I digress.... None are so blind as those that refuse to see. Let's revisit this on September 1st.....I'll say this, if/when there are fans in the seats, the owners did not negotiate in good faith by basing their stance on zero gate receipts..they had to figure it would happen, if no fans, I eat a HUGE plate of raw crow...
  10. Remember when the owners were stead fast about their negotiations regarding zero gate receipts? hmmmmm, they had to know that this might happen: Ron Roenicke MGR, Boston Red Sox Red Sox president Sam Kennedy said Wednesday that he's "hopeful to have fans at some point" this season at Fenway Park. Kennedy notes that it will depend on the COVID-19 data in Massachusetts at the time. A few clubs seem fairly committed to having some fans in the stands this season and others have said they'll consider it depending on the progression of coronavirus in their states and cities. Source: Alex Speier on Twitter Jun 24, 2020, 7:13 PM ET Rick Renteria MGR, Chicago White Sox Danny Parkins of 670 The Score reports that the White Sox are planning to play with a limited number of fans in the stands this season. Parkins adds that while the exact capacity they will allow isn't known, the thought is that it will be around 20 percent. The Rangers, Astros and Marlins are other clubs known to at least be seriously considering allow some level of fans in their stadiums. Source: Danny Perkins on Twitter Jun 24, 2020, 7:10 PM ET Don Mattingly MGR, Miami Marlins Andy Slater of 640AM South Florida reports that Miami-Dade county mayor Carlos A. Gimenez will consider allowing fans at Marlins Park starting next month. Slater notes that the Marlins must first submit a plan to the county for how fans can safely socially distance. The Rangers, Astros and White Sox are other known clubs that could allow fans in the stands at some capacity. There's a good chance there will be others, too, depending on what their government's policies are regarding combating COVID-19 at the time. Source: Andy Slater on Twitter Jun 24, 2020, 6:18 PM ET It's not for sure....yet, but you had to believe that the owners had an idea that it might happen at some point during the summer....and to think, some here railed on the players as being greedy..good times
  11. Owners do have the right to run their companies any way they choose, but every choice comes with a cost. Hate the players all you want for them asking the owners to abide by their agreement to pay them what they agreed upon, and go watch little league, High school or College ball, there's no denying that they are enjoyable to watch, oh, wait, there are no other options this year..they cut off the hands that feed them, the players ARE the product, the best of the best, they put the fans in the seats, so they can buy the jerseys, hats, hot dogs, beer, ice cream for their kids, and all the other concessions that are offered, which in turn, puts money in the owners' pockets so they can afford to run, or own their teams..Without that top tier product, what's left? I mean, you can replace them with minor replacements, but that product isn't the same, then it becomes just a game that you can watch almost anywhere, a lesser product = less fans in the seats = less revenues for the owners.. or, no season = no revenues, for either side, but the players asked: when and where? so we can start, now covid rears its' ugly head once again, so now, we're all out of luck.
  12. In that scenario, the owners would be able to pocket all monies from the gate, which they're arguing that they'll receive zero gate monies.. It seems that the scales will tip, very favorable in their favor, if/when that happens...and some say the players are the greedy ones.... So, as of today, if a season were to take place,Texas owners, Rangers/Houston, will get to pocket all gate revenues from fans while paying their players as though they receive zero...seems like it in good faith to me..
  13. AND, what happens, if, as the summer goes on, that more states allow fans to attend games? do the player get to renegotiate in-season since the numbers will change as far as gate revenues go? Thus negating the stance that the owners have taken about zero gate and concessions revenues? that would give the owners a whole lot more money, no? Admittedly, this only concerns Texas and Houston as of today, but down the line? hmmmm
  14. Interesting take, however, not all ball parks are the same size, so the equal aspect is a non factor here, it's been proposed as a percentage, not an actual set number of fans league wide.... I'm curious to your take as far as, if there is a season, and Texas does allow fans, should Texas and Houston owners factor in the fans in attendance when negotiating with their ball players? Or do they get to negotiate as do the other owners factoring in zero gate? Thus pocketing all the gate monies that the other owners don't? To me, this is a very interesting development that should be addressed by all the owners...Another question about fans in attendance that I have zero knowledge and hope to be enlightened by those that do, do they share gate monies with the visiting club? or does it 100% stay with the home owner? Serious question...if shared, that also needs to be included in these negotiations as revenues by the owners.....
  15. If I'm not mistaken, some States have stated that a % of fans will be allowed to attend games if a season were to occur, no? Texas and some others have stated such, If so, I'd assume that this information, or knowledge, would make the negotiations on the owners side about no fans in the stands being a HUGE financial loss needing to be amended to reflect a revenue gain, not a 100% loss. So, where do they go from there? That is only if this information is correct of course, if not, well,.... back to the bickering...
  16. 2 layer cloth masks with a paper towel as a filter can be made at home, and are effective against droplets, maybe not quit as effective as the 95's, but resourceful minds figured this out back in March to help relieve the shortage and to protect themselves without taking from the front line responders: Too bad the experts didn't think of this, they were needed earlier. Been wearing mine since late March( Family member is a nurse and told us about making masks in March) That said, I do have respect for Fauchi and heed his warnings and expertise in his field.
  17. He's not the end all be all expert, he's made mistakes himself...just sayin.
  18. There's a question mark after that word, 'Neither"..with that, I was inferring that it's an individual choice as to who to believe. Me? I'm a high risk person, 60yrs old, copd, both lungs having collapsed, issues from my service time...yada yada yada.. so I suit up hazmat style every time I go out. I'm not vain enough to believe that I know more than experts, nor am I naive enough to believe everything posted on facebook, twitter or any other forum where everyone thinks they're an expert on any given subject, I mean, just read this entire thread from day 1, and you'll get what I mean here....... Part of that post that was censored included a part that stated what I see in my Walmart store, less than 50% of shoppers and store clerks not wearing any protection, That's pretty much on topic, no? but yet, it's gone....another part that was censored that I scratched my head at was what Newsom is doing to Counties here that are going against his orders about staying shut down, and his withholding state funding due to them opening, are we not allowed to discuss going-ons due to the covid pandemic? ..I get why some was censored, I did mention that it most likely would, but some parts that were, were not out of bounds, other posts were allowed that were similar in being political, 1 such was that Republicans were the majority of the anti-vacination crowd, but whatever, mods do do a decent job of monitoring these threads, I'll give the mods credit where due, especially knowing some of their stances politically.. but some times, I scratch my head, then I tell myself that some things slip through the cracks so to speak...we are all humans afterall..
  19. Working class Americans are ready to get back to work and or, reopen their businesses, that's clear nation wide, and those in the lesser hit regions of America should be able to, but people need to follow safety guidelines if we're to get past this crisis, that is, unless you believe that it's not necessary, if so, then you have to admit that we need to open things up nation wide now and get people back to work, but that might not be what a particular party might want... I see thing as, Red States maybe skewing numbers to the low side, wanting to open up under set guidelines for safety, getting their citizens off of unemployment, and back to work, which the citizens want, which in turn would lead to lightening the burden from Federal funding, States are receiving billions from the feds for unemployment since a lot of states reserves are depleted, whereas Blue run States are skewing the numbers to the high side so they won't lose their Federal funding while preaching to remain shut down due to those high numbers, . Who to believe?..neither? [...]
  20. The Walmart I frequent only had 2 days where they limited the number of shoppers into the store, that was 3 weeks ago, since then, it's been business as it was prior to the outbreak, with zero requirements for masks, even most of the employees don't wear them. Same goes for our Lowes, well, in their favor, they do have plexiglass at the check- out counters, but those lines are a 20-30 minute wait, employees don't wears anything either. This while we rank 3rd in the State as far as county's go in positive tests, active cases and deaths...I'm all hazmat suited up when I go and get stupid looks, I guess it's expected since most of the shoppers are 30 and younger and they feel that they aren't at risk, so why bother? On the other end of the spectrum, our costco recently made masks mandatory for entrance, however, as in wallyworld, most younger shoppers simply pull them down after passing through the entrance and go their merry way, coughing in every which direction when they do so, not even bothering to pull them over their mouths and or noses as they're in line to checkout....ANGRY " GET OFF MY LAWN" rant from someone with copd, after having both lungs collapsed in the recent past, making me a high risk baby-boomer.. So while it's said to watch my own lane while driving, you can't always avoid the other drivers, collisions will occur no matter how cautious you are( my main objection while driving isn't the seat-belt law talk earlier here, it's the "texting while driving" and the "on the hand held phone" drivers that cause the most accidents, even after the law was enacted!!)
  21. I'll admit in my old age, that I tend to be long-winded, with my lung issues, it's the only way I can be, which pleases my wife..but I digress main part of the post is that this all started back on Mar 18th, with a 1.1 billion dollar emergency funding, where 100million was earmarked for hotel/motel room rental for the homeless, starting in Alameda co. called "Room Key" by Gov. Newsom. secondary aspect was my opinion about LA county abusing their power, if they are indeed, attempting to strong-arm those private companies as has been reported, or rather, posted about. ( long winded again? for me to say yes, in part, you are correct)
  22. I want to comment about the hotel issue here in Ca...FWIW, I live in Stockton, in the San Joaquin county, just south of Sacramento, so we get most, if not all of Newsom's appearances on TV updating his efforts, (angers my wife as they've been preempting the only new episode time slot for her favorite show, Judge Judy), anyway, Gov Newsom started his campaign to protect our homeless here in Ca back in march, starting in Alameda county, mainly the city of Oakland: He spoke on TV about purchasing hotel rooms for the homeless, "Room key" was his name for that project, as well as other efforts in the battle against what's happening statewide during this crisis.... I have zero knowledge about LA county and their "efforts"? in this, whether or not they're acting under his project guidelines, or acting on their own take. I mean, to my knowledge, those hotels/motels we're discussing are private property, and they're trying to strong arm them into accepting their agenda, no? They're being offered 3 months of room rental money for empty rooms, but it's their prerogative to either accept or decline. Imagine if you were offered 3 months of rental money for any rooms you have in your home to house the homeless, but you decline for whatever reason, and by declining their offer, they threaten you with public shaming, or even seizure or your private property? it's akin to what they're doing, those hotels/motels are also private property, no? I mean, they can either take the money, house the homeless for 3 months or not. Why should the city council have the power to name those that decline the offer in an effort to shame them? If those hotels/motels are empty, perhaps taking the 3month room payments instead of having zero income from them, would be the prudent/moral/humanitarian approach, putting money in pockets in these stressful times is something that a lot of people here are missing, but as far as I'm aware, it's not a law. We've seen locally, some offenders of certain laws, prior to this crisis, that have made the blotter reports such as dui's, as well as others, being named in smaller, local newspapers and local tv in an effort to shame them publicly, but this isn't about anyone breaking a law. I guess my point is that this isn't a new approach at protecting the homeless here, and I haven't heard of any hotels/motels rejecting the proposal in this area. I do acknowledge that our area has not been hit as hard as LA and it's surrounding area, Orange County, and farther south into San Diego and it's surrounding areas, which are larger than here, with a higher homeless population, that need/should be considered in these times rather than forgotten and pushed aside or simply stepped over.... just pointing out that this approach started back in mid March, but with no threats of exposure to the public for declining the offer of income, but it would be the humanitarian thing to do. Those hotel workers would actually having an income from doing their jobs instead of drawing unemployment( which might be a lot more than they'd make with their actual wages, which could be an incentive NOT to work) but that's a different discussion altogether. What's the best way to deal with this? Maybe ask the State to step in and set guidelines?? (Shrugs) A state of emergency has not been declared, so IMHO, the city is abusing their power if they are indeed attempting to strong-arm/shame those that choose to decline, in the same manner that the Feds would be viewed if they were forcing people to surrender their private property for any reason that isn't deemed an emergency, which the homeless being left to defend themselves during times like these,"could" be viewed as,(Nope, I'm not a dem, nor a rep, I march to my own drumbeat)...but again, it'd be the humanitarian thing for these hotels/motels to accept and get some of these homeless off the streets for a few months, and then go from there, but forcing/strong-arming them? I don't agree with that tactic My take anyway.
  23. I need to add that we need hopes and dreams, without them we could fall into depression, in the same respect that we need the side that reminds us that not every thing that we want will be in-order to keep ourselves from setting us up for disappointments, a checks and balance system if you will, as both are an integral part of life..lean too far to one side, and we might not have the ability to keep our sanity, or civility if you will....which we seem to lose at time on these forums...BE TOLERANT of each side, neither of which is correct or right here as of now...hopefully things change and we hear those wonderful words: PLAY BALL....If I had a lawn to mow, I'd do so just to remind myself of going to see the A's as a kid in the late 60's.....I miss those times.....
  24. Let me preface this response before getting into it as it's rather long, and might be too profound to some..I'm of the belief that each and every one of us here, in this forum, wants baseball to restart, otherwise we wouldn't be here, period. Now I may be wrong, and to those that don't want baseball to resume this season, we all ask that you simply stop trolling. I seriously don't want to believe that anyone is trolling here. That said, we're all different in our thought processes, and while we may have differing opinions, EVERYTHING being posted here is just that, an opinion, zero facts, all opinions or wants..and there are 3 sides to every opinion, yours, theirs, and the mine, I'm in the wait and see side, I'll believe it when it is, until then, all of my hopes are that it will resume at some point, hopefully this summer if it's safe enough......I've raised my kids and grandkids telling them that things aren't until they are, period, no matter how much we want them to be, until they are, they simply aren't, and there's no debate about that..Just because someone says something, it doesn't make it so, even if someone in power says they want it to be, it still isn't until it is, no rainbows, no unicorns,it's just that the only fact being reported here is this: " Just because something isn't, doesn't meant it can't, or won't be", and nothing that isn't, is, until it actually is", period. I'm of the mind that those words are exactly what they are..Now I've tried my hardest to stay away from this thread after someone went over the line about me, and one of my posts, but that's all in the past, I'm not here to get into it again, just voicing why I've stayed out of this thread, as it reminds me of the everyday goings on in the Senate, the house, and every other aspect of our government, one side says X and the other says Y, with no give, no middle, just one side vs the other, when both are not right, blah blah blah, but the bolded is a little disingenuous to a degree, while there IS baseball going on in Taiwan, lets tell the rest of the story as to why, or rather how...First of all, they are not a member of the WHO, China has made sure of this, they take care of themselves, alone, and when first word came available about a potential pandemic out of China on Dec.31st,, they sprang into action. They learned their lesson from their sars epidemic of 2003, and made sure they had the needed safety, and medical resources to respond to any other pandemic that might arise.. In other words, they were almost 2 months ahead of the rest of the world in responding to this one, and had everything in place, so, while, yes, you are correct in saying that they are playing baseball there, it's because of how they handled the outbreak before it broke out..We're soo far behind, but gaining ground, that there's no way we could get things up and running until just recently, amid recommendations to the contrary by citizens as well as some experts....Hopefully we can get our great game back soon, but we all need to stop attacking each other because we don't agree, we're all entitled to our opinion, but the fact remains, everything that isn't, will remain so until it is, and just because something isn't, doesn't mean it will remain so...We need to open our minds to see what is, and what might be..otherwise we,( I'm speaking about the US of A posters here) will never be united, I mean, we really aren't after looking at the news, and divided political sides we have, but I digress...Rob Halford said it all in the late 70's on the British Steel album: United we stand, divided we fall...I'm out until baseball starts again, both sides of this thread gives me a headache, I'll keep my coin on it's edge rather than either side...peace out.
  25. Wild is correct in the time trades, waiver claims are processed at 3am. Had to edit after looking at the other thread of yours... when you add/drop a player, does it do so for that day? or the following day? since your post said that it will reflect on Monday's roster, go and look at Monday's roster, if it went through, the changes should be there, that's only if roster moves take effect the following day instead of on the day...