Psychic Gibbon

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  1. Nah, I've watched him for five years. He is nothing special at the plate. What do you do when you're lacking in starting pitchers, the farm system is bottom of the barrel, and your lineup is bad?
  2. It was. That's why they fired Wren and crew.
  3. That's cute. You can keep throwing out advanced metrics if you want, it doesn't change actual below average production.
  4. We're going to have two decades of losing seasons because we traded an overrated player in Heyward and probably going to trade Upton? I'd believe that more if we went into a win now mode despite all the gaping flaws with this team, both short term and long term.
  5. Probably a promising A level prospect or two thrown in. They probably won't try to give up as much this time around considering he only has a year left on his contract but they'll still need to give up more than Walker. Again, I'm hoping for Guerrero.
  6. Probably hoping for players to respond positively to a non-incompetent hitting coach. Having a young, top notch rotation with a few prospects developing in the minors would also be welcome to say the least.
  7. He had an injury riddled season which had a lot to do with his poor performance but I'm not willing to bring him in. We're already going to be relying on a bunch of young starters and ones looking for a bounceback. I'd prefer to get someone who can be a bit more reliable.
  8. Jenkins isn't ready for the majors yet. He's probably a couple years away. Still, if/when he combines his stuff with solid command he'll have the potential to be an ace.
  9. I'm hoping for Guerrero and Diaz. Other prospects would be bonus.
  10. Pretty much. If McDowell could make Harang (among others) worthwhile then Miller will be fine.
  11. They almost sold their farm for him a couple years ago. Lets hope they still are willing to do that now.
  12. Miller had a great rookie season before taking a step back last season. I don't have much worries about him bouncing back because McDowell will be his pitching coach. Jenkins is also a top flight starting pitching prospect. Heyward's glove will be missed but his offensive production won't be, especially with what we got in return for potentially one year with the Cardinals and now we can finally stop hearing people say to just wait for him to actualize his potential. And lets not forget Walden. It sucks that he's leaving but Vizcaino coming back meant someone in the bullpen was expendable.
  13. To be fair, that was just buzz talk from the Falcons. The Braves were a gritty, grinding team in the 90s and early 2000s. The plan seems to be to get back to that team identity which has been lost over the past decade or so.
  14. I can't really back this up but the impression I got from the interview is that Schuerholtz insisted on giving Hart a three year contract but Hart himself only intends to keep the job for a year or two.
  15. Must have been a down year for fielding in LF for the National League.
  16. This move with Hart tells me two things: 1. Copolella will be named GM soon enough. 2. The new position Hart is taking is basically a mentor role for Copolella so he can more smoothly transition into the full role of GM, especially at a time when there are going to be a lot of tough decisions coming soon. Combine this with the old scouting crew getting back together makes me feel very optimistic with the direction of the team.
  17. Reading through his fairly limited policy descriptions the only thing I get from him is that he's very good at talking a lot but saying nothing.
  18. Because Barr is just an athlete and a poor football player.
  19. No, Bennett played primarily out of the 5-tech DE role for the Seahawks. That position prioritizes run defending and setting the edge which are Bennett's strengths. That he adds a pretty good pass rush as well is simply bonus. It's the same role Michael Johnson would play here since he has the same strengths and would explain the rumored interest in him.
  20. As someone with experience working in the state legislature and court system I can safely say that libertarians have a habit of being overly zealous and idealistic which makes them disasters in the legislative and executive branches but those same characteristics make them by far the best judges and it isn't even close. I avoid at all costs to vote for them unless it's for a judgeship at which point it's an automatic vote for them.
  21. Considering that episode 9 of this season is titled, "The Rains of Castamere," I think it is safe to assume season 4 will be the second half of ASOS.
  22. I find the lack of the Bloody Mummers in the show disappointing after thinking about it.
  23. Also, regarding tonight's episode:
  24. It's hinted at a plethora of times in the books, especially with how Loras acts whenever Renley is brought up.
  25. It's basically The Onion, but directed at social conservatives.