01-27-2013, 05:31 PM #121
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01-27-2013, 05:34 PM #123
This thread could use a serious dose of Joe Saunders news, good, bad, or otherwise."Maybe you could go grab a bat and ballÖ and learn something. Maybe you will get it."
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01-27-2013, 05:35 PM #124
01-27-2013, 05:44 PM #125
The "Too Many" was referring to the FAs you wanted to purchase this season (Marcum / Jackson / McCarthy / etc.) for at least 3 years - not the people already on your team now (Mauer).
None of the above guys (FAs) are worth 3 years to me. 1 or 2 years sure - Not 3 years - Thats all.
01-27-2013, 05:56 PM #126
01-27-2013, 06:02 PM #127
01-27-2013, 06:04 PM #128
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I have no intention of starting a flame war here. Didn't intend it When I posted my "stupid" idea of trusting the GM even when my confidence has been shaken. I don't intend it now.
This site could be such a Godsend to the over the top Twins Fan like myself. Many of us are like me. Our Twins and baseball passion has branched beyond what our real life local friends can compete with. Our degree of Twins passion leaves us isolated for someone to discuss with and this is what makes Twinsdaily a special place. At least it could be... But I fear the dark side is winning.
There are so many posters that I agree with and posters that I disagree with from time to time but I respect every one of them... Even when I post a contrary opinion.
Posters here range from retired 70 plus farmers to 12 year olds and i don't believe we know exactly who we are responding to. A 12 year old could be torn apart... Regardless... I think all should be welcome but it ain't my board. Tolerance is a lost art I guess.
Im not gonna defend my level of stupidity. I shouldn't have to and neither should anyone else... I don't claim to be superior... I claim to have an opinion and have never been afraid to share it. Maybe I mis-assessed the purpose of this gathering place.
I've just personally had it with one poster and I've decided to no longer care about any discussion with him going forward and am kindly asking for him to ignore my posts. My skin is of decent thickness... I have no problem with snark or snark in my direction. I can laugh at it... I really can... i just think that this is miles from the definition of snark. It has surpassed that.
Other than a flame war of sorts... Asking to be ignored is the only sensible option that I can think of.
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01-27-2013, 06:05 PM #129
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01-27-2013, 06:10 PM #131
Is this "champion of the lesser poster" thing that appears to be happening the beginning of some kind of advanced degree in social work?
What is a lesser poster? Guys who don't feel your point of view.
It appears that some (not all) have felt this way about FO decisions since ownership took over 28 years ago. That being said - Who are these mad man complaining about the same issues of $ being spent?
I would like to see discussions of some inovative ways to get FAs here. Its obvious FO hasn't been listening for some 10,220+ days. Is money the only thing that will get FAs to MN?
01-27-2013, 06:11 PM #132
01-27-2013, 06:13 PM #133
Unless you're snepp. (Now THAT's fishing for a like!)
01-27-2013, 06:21 PM #134
1) Fielder selected Detroit because he grew up there and felt a connection in addition to the money.
2) Aramis Ramirez selected Milwaukee because he wanted his kid (in Cicago) to watch him play on TV and that would not be possible if he went to West coast (games on Pacific time).
3) Grienke almost selected Texas because his wife is from there - but Angel FO out bid the world to get him. Thank God for that TV contract they have.
4) Swisher is a home town guy who will probably become the face of Indians. That will probably lead to FO career with organization after he retires.
Money will generally be the end game, but there are also other reasons / factors these guys sign. We need to find that other "it" to get these guys here. I never hear people talk about why a guy should sign here besides money. They are not all hired guns.
01-27-2013, 06:23 PM #135
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Fro and Lev: Just cut it out. You might think you're doing the world a big favor by pointing out how stupid everyone else is but no one wants to hear it. The "Ignore" feature is readily available if you don't care for what a particular user has to say. You don't need to publicly ridicule them in an effort to prove to everyone how smart you are. Much of this "snark" is neither clever nor funny, but simply mean-spirited. Piling onto a good-natured poster after he's politely asked you to stop repeatedly is pathetic and embarrassing.
Why don't you let us worry about what will bring new users to the site and stop terrorizing/annoying the people who are already here?
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