I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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- Further reduced payroll, making it easier to extend Scherzer and/or Cabrera. I'd be fine with that happening.
- Upgraded our utility man position. Basically, Lombardozzi is a better version of Ramon Santiago.
- Potentially bolstered the 'pen with Krol - might have to wait and see.
- Krol and Lombardozzi also fall under this - they're both young and likely haven't reached their peaks yet, so we could see some good baseball from them yet. If they pan out, we'll have a solid lefty arm in the 'pen, and a legit utility man (or even an everyday 2b, should DD trade Kinsler or something).
- Robbie Ray. This guy looks intriguing. Biggest potential downside with him is the walks at this point - thought that's fairly common with young guys, and he's trending in the right direction right now. If he can continue to reduce the walks and keep his K rate, he could be good.
|2 days 16 hours ago||I'm not quite sure what I||
I'm not quite sure what I think about this trade at this point. Seems to me it did two things:
In the near term...
In the long term...
|3 days 4 hours ago||Of the 3 main types of TV out||
Of the 3 main types of TV out there (LCD, LED, Plasma), is one type objectively better than the others? In my mind, it goes LED > Plasma > LCD, but I don't know very much about this stuff. If things like refresh rates and size are equal, will you notice much difference between the types?
|5 days 1 hour ago||Is Wilson also out?||
I haven't seen him, and Furman is terrible.
|1 week 2 days ago||Yeah, what can we really say||
Yeah, what can we really say at this point?
"You're not going to have a large enough margin of victory over us to move past FSU in the BCS standings! Hahaaaa suckassss."
|1 week 3 days ago||Nevermind the next paragraph||
Nevermind the next paragraph in the article that says:
I fully expect to see Borges still with UM next year. I'm not saying he should be gone, I don't know enough to have an intelligent position on that. But I'd say next year is a make-or-break year for him.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I thought it was. I wasn't||
I thought it was. I wasn't quite sure if the person she responded to was an idiot or not, but her response solidified in my mind that he is, in fact, an idiot.
So +1 Insightful, and +1 Helpful to MGoBrewMom from me.
|3 weeks 19 hours ago||Derp derp derp||
You're making a judgment call about developing talent based on a freshman. Kalis very well could end up being the dominating road-grader everybody predicted he would be. Just because he hasn't realized his potential yet does not mean the coaches suck at developing talent.
|3 weeks 19 hours ago||Derp||
|3 weeks 19 hours ago||Seriously||
I remember commenters on this very site who were blaming Barwis after RR was fired for lack of conditioning. Just further proof that 95% of the people on here have no idea what they're talking about.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||But if you want hoke to call||
I think I agree with you on this. I'm less sure of that fact than I was a week ago though, but I think it's too late in the season to fire Borges. If the offense continues their crappery against their remaining opponents though, I wouldn't be surprised to see Borges fired immediately following the OSU game.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Also, as I've thought about||
As I've thought about it more, I think there could be a third explanation: what if he's so concerned with creating an identity for the program (THIS is who we are, and so we're going to continue doing things THIS way, no matter what, because THIS is who we are dagummit) that he's driving the program into the ground right now. If that's the case, could that end up being a positive in the long run? I really don't know. On the flip side, if that's the case, is it possible for him to make adjustments to maximize the abilities of the team right now, and still maintain a semblance of their identity?
I really don't know. I can't argue with you. I suppose the main thing keeping me from going off the ledge is the assumption that there's no way he got to where he is now by being that incompetent. But it's really frustrating and disappointing to see this team regress over the course of the season. I didn't have very high expectations for this team coming into the season (I've been expecting 8 wins), and still am not expecting much until 2015, but man, this sucks right now.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I think you just||
I think you just misunderstood what I said, or maybe I just didn't communicate my thought clearly. But my point was basically "just because Hoke said it doesn't mean that's what he really thinks."
My reasoning is really the same as yours: the results on the field are so obviously bad, there can really only be 2 explanations for Hoke's comments:
1) He really is oblivious to what's going on and has no idea what to do or how to fix it (in which case, the team is really screwed), or
I think it's very reasonable to think that he would have a different message to the coaches/team in private than the message he gives to the media/public.
Hopefully that makes a little more sense. Basically, I don't disagree at all in the general consensus on UM's play; I just don't think Hoke truly believes that the playcalling is OK.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||No, second down is the play||
No, second down is the play action that gets Gardner destroyed before he has time to throw. Everything else is accurate.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I dunno, I think it's just||
I dunno, I think it's just coach speak. It's pretty obvious the defense knew what was coming - heck, I knew what was coming from my living room. Hoke probably just doesn't want to throw anybody under the bus in public, which is admirable. I'd expect he's having different conversations behind closed doors.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I agree, to an extent||
The team right now is painful to watch. Borges is not showing any creativity or flexibility on offense. But the argument of “we've had two straight solid recruiting classes so we should be better by now" is not logical. It takes time for these classes to take root and start making a difference. 2015 is the make or break year for Hoke. Borges may have just coached himself out of a job for this year.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Well, when 3/5 of your OL is||
Well, when 3/5 of your OL is in shambles, what can you expect?
|5 weeks 1 day ago||You're disappointed with||
You're disappointed with Borges because people keep defending him? The teams that do "more with less" are usually able to do that with junior and senior-laden teams (see MSU's defense as evidence of that). Experience, especially experience in one system, can mitigate lack of stud players. Give this team a couple of years and they'll start playing up to your expectations. Can you wait that long?
|5 weeks 1 day ago||You expect too much||
Open your eyes to the reality of the team. Everyone on our interior OL is either a freshman or starting/playing significant time for the first time in their careers. Outside of Gallon and Dileo, none of our top receivers have been playing football more than 2 years. This team is young and inexperienced. Young and inexperienced teams generally don't do well. You have unrealistic expectations for this team, and that's why you're disappointed.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Nope, not at all. If Michigan||
Nope, not at all. If Michigan is still in this position in 2015, then I'll begin to question whether Hoke is the guy for this program.
This team is still so young across the board, I don't expect anything big for another couple years.
|6 weeks 6 hours ago||I call shenanigans||
|6 weeks 7 hours ago||Eh, I'm being cautiously||
Eh, I'm being cautiously optimistic. Despite Brandon's obvious optimism, I'll believe it when I see it. Da'Shawn has played things so close to the chest, I still won't be completely surprised if he doesn't pick Michigan.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Negged for thinking that||
Negged for thinking that wearing a headset has as much effect on the outcome of a game as a flock of flying turtles flying over the stadium at kickoff.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||That is seriously one of my||
That is seriously one of my favorite videos of all time. From Leyland's classic emotion, to Hunter picking him up and carrying him like an awkward child, to Leyland smiling like it was Christmas morning, to Leyland moonwalking out of the locker, and topping it off by just blowing off the rest of the interview. Is there anything else that more encapsulates everything Jim Leyland is? I love it.
Going to miss that guy.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Must be the reason we won the||
Must be the reason we won the game. I see no other viable possibilities.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I haz a sad :(||
Terrible way for the season to end. This series only magnifies the deficiencies we have in the bullpen. Gotta shore that up.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks!||
Just trying to show how dumb it is to overreact to one game.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||A lot?||
Name more than SC and Magnus.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I appreciate||
You saying that, MGrow, shows a lot of maturity. I doubt many of the others who were really down on Borges last week will be able to admit that.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I seen||
I seen what I seen wif mine own two eyes. And what I seen is a corch who needs to be farred.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Fair Mattyson||
Fair him every day cus he clearly sooks n Hoke is to blame for signing him.