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  • #143219

    Lebron
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    so you spend the day trailing Schefter while he stares at his phone(s)? That’s what I’d do- ask him why he needs more than one phone? Can an iphone be overrun with breathless rumors?

    Years ago there was some study that people volunteered for and it was taking your phone for a week.  Some software CEO guy volunteered and he was a crying mess after 12 hours begging for his phone back.  I’d love to do that to ‘Schefty.’

    But seriously I would guess most of the shit on his phone are his buddies or him looking at tv show recaps.

    #143220

    Nashua Dad
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    so you spend the day trailing Schefter while he stares at his phone(s)? That’s what I’d do- ask him why he needs more than one phone? Can an iphone be overrun with breathless rumors?

    Years ago there was some study that people volunteered for and it was taking your phone for a week. Some software CEO guy volunteered and he was a crying mess after 12 hours begging for his phone back. I’d love to do that to ‘Schefty.’

    But seriously I would guess most of the shit on his phone are his buddies or him looking at tv show recaps.

    I think so too. He doesn’t actively look for scoops, agents and team officials would shove their mom out of the way to text Schefter the second a meeting or call/text comes in with news.

    #143221

    Lebron
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    He does spots on Golic/Wingo and you can get an idea of what is on his phone as he screws with his phone the entire time.  He’s running through twitter or looking at websites.

    #143222

    chicowalker
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    If you followed Shank around all day, what would that be? Sitting on a couch in Newton all day, then taking a column from 2003 and replacing all the Manny references with his minority target du jour?

    Booking a room at a random Marriott so you can practice picking up road strange…

    this is horrifying/fascinating. Do you think *if* he is successful at this pursuit, it’s because he has some degree of fame? Or is he laying on the ol’ Shaughnessy charm? Either scenario is wretched

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    #143223

    jforb
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    I just enjoyed the lack of the word allegedly in there.

    #143224

    02062
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    #143225

    Nashua Dad
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    How did those interviews go last week?

    #143226

    Mark
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    If you followed Shank around all day, what would that be? Sitting on a couch in Newton all day, then taking a column from 2003 and replacing all the Manny references with his minority target du jour?

    Booking a room at a random Marriott so you can practice picking up road strange…

    this is horrifying/fascinating. Do you think *if* he is successful at this pursuit, it’s because he has some degree of fame? Or is he laying on the ol’ Shaughnessy charm? Either scenario is wretched

    There are “rumors” that this is a real thing that has happened.

    #143227

    Mark
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    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 5 days ago by  Mark.
    #143229

    Yahtzee
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    I’m not sure I’d call that a triumphant return by Mark.

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    #143230

    Suzy
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    :ohmy:

    :lol:

    #143231

    Lebron
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    Some beer vendor tried running a guy’s card for 700 bucks for 2 beers at a Dolphins game.  I assumed that’s what beers were at Red Sox games.

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    #143232

    Big Fat O
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    If Powder decides to let Betts and Martinez go and not put up a strong offer everyone needs to stay home and send him a message.

    He wants to raise ticket prices a “nominal” amount and cut payroll for signings (Price, etc) he was ok with because Fans expect a contender based on the ticket prices.

    ill give him credit for putting a quality product on the field but he’s been part of the payroll program too.

    #143233

    Yahtzee
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    If Powder decides to let Betts and Martinez go and not put up a strong offer everyone needs to stay home and send him a message.

    He wants to raise ticket prices a “nominal” amount and cut payroll for signings (Price, etc) he was ok with because Fans expect a contender based on the ticket prices.

    ill give him credit for putting a quality product on the field but he’s been part of the payroll program too.

    He can get away with losing one but people will be pissed if both.

    #143234

    Major Intangibles
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    I’m not sure I’d call that a triumphant return by Mark.

    I’ll allow it.

    Nothing will be saved. All will be lost. And our new onion-headed sad emoticon is unable to convey the depth of that loss. -10/22/25 (sic) Daily Thread

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    #143239

    02062
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    When did Ted Johnson turn into such a shoe peeing asshat?

    Do the hottakes dance for your supper Ted.

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    #143240

    Nashua Dad
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    If Powder decides to let Betts and Martinez go and not put up a strong offer everyone needs to stay home and send him a message.

    He wants to raise ticket prices a “nominal” amount and cut payroll for signings (Price, etc) he was ok with because Fans expect a contender based on the ticket prices.

    ill give him credit for putting a quality product on the field but he’s been part of the payroll program too.

    He can get away with losing one but people will be pissed if both.

    Betts gone and Martinez stays, not sure how anyone would be happy with that.

    #143241

    Yahtzee
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    Good point.

    #143242

    This will be fun.

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    #143243

    Hacksaw
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    If Powder decides to let Betts and Martinez go and not put up a strong offer everyone needs to stay home and send him a message.

    He wants to raise ticket prices a “nominal” amount and cut payroll for signings (Price, etc) he was ok with because Fans expect a contender based on the ticket prices.

    ill give him credit for putting a quality product on the field but he’s been part of the payroll program too.

    He can get away with losing one but people will be pissed if both.

    Betts gone and Martinez stays, not sure how anyone would be happy with that.

    I agree, team needs to find a way to keep Betts. Sox brass are doing internet searches looking for where Betts said he liked it there so they can offer a hometown discount package.

    Martinez’s and Price’s opt outs were probably for this reason of win now and after that go test free agency after the team reaches its goal.

    #143244

    chicowalker
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    How did those interviews go last week?

    great! Had rounds 1 and 2, should hear something about final some time this week

    #143245

    Lebron
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    Martinez’s opt in/out is $23.75 million.  Plus he has opt outs the next season and maybe the season after that?  Unless he feels like a long term deal is out there he might just pull a Price and take his money.

    Edit:  It might be team options, $2.5 million buyout this year, no buyouts the following.  And his salary goes down after this year to $19.35 in ’21 and ’22 so he might want to jump.

     

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    #143247

    Hacksaw
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    I am for Betts staying and getting a big contract, you rarely get a five tool player like him. Betts is the one prospect that turned out great you find a way to keep him instead of trade him for luxury tax relief.

    This luxury tax is now whats going to cause Fenway Park to close down….my ass.

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    #143248

    02062
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    Wonder if they’ll run the standard smear campaign if Betts leaves?

    #143249

    02062
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    I am for Betts staying and getting a big contract, you rarely get a five tool player like him. Betts is the one prospect that turned out great you find a way to keep him instead of trade him for luxury tax relief.

    This luxury tax is now whats going to cause Fenway Park to close down….my ass.

    “Not on my watch pal!”

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