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In Topic: I Have No Idea What I'm Talking About

29 July 2014 - 10:10 PM

you're missing the point totally here as you tend to exaggerate what people with different opinion than you says. Completely.
 
Some people doesnt like Lou's way of handling free agents. Saying "he's playing with fire" is different than saying "he's gonna fail". But yeah again, you always exaggerate.
 
Lou has been there a GM for like an ETERNITY. He might have signed guys a year before their contract expired and not after the season weeks before free agency.... less than 10 times. I can barely remember 5... IN ALL THAT SPAN. So let's forget results and all for a second... how the hell is it unfair to be a little worried that he MIGHT wait few weeks before free agency and that the player MIGHT want to see the interest around the league at that point cause the closer players gets to free agency even if they love their team, the more they start to think about the possibities, its a fact, it's been said by free agents over and over and by Zach himself too.
 
So again, why is it unfair to be a little worried that Lou does something he did for for like 97% of his tenure as a GM? like really. 
 
*** His career track record is useless to bring in discussion here cause situations are a lot different and players are not as loyal as they were either these days. Money talks a LOT and we're not a top destination like we we're before either, really not as attractive as we once was.
 
The "results" are really out of his hands at that point and he's putting his back against the wall hoping for the best. I'll never agree with that kind of business decision.


And let's not ignore that zachs contract is lousy. At the time, with a bad Kovy contract on the books and a broke owner, we couldn't take a second. Even with a rich owner, it would be stupid to sign another guy to a stupidly long contract. It sucks to lose our guys. Sometimes it's Lou's fault, and the situation could have been avoided, but more often than not, another team offers someone stupid money, and Lou rightfully refuses to compete for him.

In Topic: The East is the Key

24 July 2014 - 09:45 AM

agreed, hopefully they get paired to start the season. Then a Greene/Merrill pairing can take some of the tougher matchups and give those two room for growth.

Agreed. I like Greene/Merrill as a top pairing, think Merrill's ready, at least with Greene helping out. Sal and Zid can be used strategically, Sal a lot on the PK, Zid on the PP, limit their 5 on 5 minutes.

In Topic: The 2014 World Cup- Brazil

27 June 2014 - 08:18 AM

 

 

As for Argentina, so much better than Portugal, they have 3 top flight stirkers, Portugal has 1, Aguero, Higuam & Messi are all so dangerous...  Argetina is very susspect in the back though....

Di Maria too, guess he's more of a winger, but he shoots a ton, and he's another threat.

In Topic: The 2014 World Cup- Brazil

26 June 2014 - 10:17 PM

It was tough, but we survived the Group of Death. Just glad when I get to Brazil finally, the US will still be there.

In Topic: BEER

26 June 2014 - 09:10 PM

Lately I have been finding myself to enjoy west coast IPA's more than east coast ones.  Anyone have good recommendations for west coast IPA's?  Not really into Imperial IPA's or Triple IPA's.

I like triples, so I may not be the best person to go by, but Stone in general is my favorite brewery, and they specialize in IPAs. I actually prefer their session beer, Levitation, which still tastes pretty IPAish to some of their actual IPAs. They're also doing some interesting stuff, mixing some Belgian yeasts with IPA hops and the like. I'm also a huge fan of Great Divide Titan IPA, though I got a bad 6 pack last time.

 

On an unrelated note, just picked up a bottle of Allagash Curieux. As some of you may have noticed, I am often attracted to whiskey beers. Sometimes this attraction leads to disappointment (actually, often, it seems like a ton of breweries use whiskey barrels as an excuse to half ass everything else). Allagash nailed it. I had Kentucky Bourbon Barrel recently, and liked it a lot, but I preferred the Curieux. They age a Belgian beer, which creates a couple of different flavors that really evolve in your mouth. It's a well brewed, interesting beer. A bit expensive -- I dropped $17 for a bomber -- but well worth it for a treat.

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