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I had no idea what to make of BVW when they hired him and have to say, I'm impressed with every move he's made...including not just throwing 300m at Machado or Harper to make a splash.

The bullpen looks to be lights out.
The rotation, if healthy, can be top 3 in the NL - I wouldn't mind adding someone like Keuchel.
Ramos could be a steal at C. Looks like he has all the tools plus a no BS attitude.
The IF finally has depth and lots of options (and one of them isn't Jose Reyes finally).
The OF lacks power, but could be serviceable and defensively decent.
Peter Alonso is a wild card. The guy just hits the sht out of the ball. If he's for real, that's a huge power lift.
Up to the manager now. The front office filled most of the holes, provided depth....now Callaway has to prove himself.
BVW is an alltime trainwreck - of course Dupester was a fan. @August_West
 
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Yeah let’s hire an agent who trades for his former clients.

Success baby!
Revisionist history. Coming into the offseason, he filled the holes the team had and locked down deGrom.

a) No one knows what is wrong with Brandon Nimmo.
b) Jed Lowrie has missed half a year.
c) Cespedes "should" have been almost back by now....and broke both his ankles.

Besides that, it looks more and more like Thor just is what he is and not a special top tier ace. And no one knows what's wrong with Diaz. The Mariners were 66-0 with him pitching the 9th last year.

Can't pin any of the above on BVW.
 

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Revisionist history. Coming into the offseason, he filled the holes the team had and locked down deGrom.

a) No one knows what is wrong with Brandon Nimmo.
b) Jed Lowrie has missed half a year.
c) Cespedes "should" have been almost back by now....and broke both his ankles.

Besides that, it looks more and more like Thor just is what he is and not a special top tier ace. And no one knows what's wrong with Diaz. The Mariners were 66-0 with him pitching the 9th last year.

Can't pin any of the above on BVW.
They butchered the hire by going with BVW instead of Bloom. Butchered.
 

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You're still not showing how any of this is his fault.
Lol sure i’ll spend a bunch of time trying to talk sense into you off all people.

He traded Kelenic for Cano. He shouldn’t be allowed near a front office.
 

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Lol sure i’ll spend a bunch of time trying to talk sense into you off all people.

He traded Kelenic for Cano. He shouldn’t be allowed near a front office.
To be fair, it was for Diaz.

But if they weren’t gonna pay for the front end of the cano deal, why take the backend?

Lowrie was pretty redundant when they needed a cf, but this was not a great cf market.
 

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To be fair, it was for Diaz.

But if they weren’t gonna pay for the front end of the cano deal, why take the backend?

Lowrie was pretty redundant when they needed a cf, but this was not a great cf market.
It’s 2019 nobody with a clue trades for relief pitchers.
 

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Mets did both. Diaz via trade and the all time worst move by Brodie. Familia via free agency.
 

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It’s 2019 nobody with a clue trades for relief pitchers.
You mean like the Andrew Miller trades?

Or Aroldis Chapman?

Or kela and Osuna deals last year?

Or Zack Britton? Or brad hand?
 

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You mean like the Andrew Miller trades?

Or Aroldis Chapman?

Or kela and Osuna deals last year?

Or Zack Britton? Or brad hand?
Sorry I forgot you are brain dead and I meant nobody with a clue trades anything of value for relief pitchers.
 

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Sorry I forgot you are brain dead and I meant nobody with a clue trades anything of value for relief pitchers.
Like 3 time World Series champion Theo Epstein? Or Cleveland, who has one of the strongest front office farm systems in the game? Their front office gets raided quite a bit. Like the twins gm.
 

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Like 3 time World Series champion Theo Epstein? Or Cleveland, who has one of the strongest front office farm systems in the game? Their front office gets raided quite a bit. Like the twins gm.
Theo Epstein won the world series with the Red Sox in 2007. The sport has changed. Everyone has 8 guys in the bullpen who pump gas. Nobody with a clue gives up a legit asset for a relief pitcher anymore.
 

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lol yeah id go to the wall for this bush league clown.

I just consider myself lucky that you’re here to tell us how much you know about everything.

Because I’m sure Jim Calhoun never threw a chair in a meeting after a loss.
 
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I just consider myself lucky that you’re here to tell us how much you know about everything. Seems to be a waste of your talents but hey, we are all appreciative.
Aw - does someone get upset when the loser they are defending continues to fail miserably at a job they aren’t qualified for?
 
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Aw - does someone get upset when the loser they are defending continues to fail miserably at a job they aren’t qualified for?
Any time you want to again try to explain how it falls on him, we’re still waiting.
 

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10 under .500. Meaningless summer ball. Cespedes, Lowrie, Cano, Lagares, Kemp top our salary chart.
Our only trade bait got lit up today.
And Vargas starts our second half Friday. Good times
 
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I can't believe there are still people who think Brodie is the problem
 

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I can't believe there are still people who think Brodie is the problem
It’s the Coupons ( Wilpons) mostly.
BVW is a problem, though. Stop signing your clients. And fire Mickey and hire Girardi.
 

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Vargas was Vargas. A decent 4 inning pitcher spanked afterwards. So bizarre he starts after a 5day break
 

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