...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
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|3 days 8 hours ago||Yup.||
They jumped the shark the second they followed Favre with a helicopter.
|6 days 8 hours ago||The fact is, in a couple||
The fact is, in a couple years the Tigers could be in a very tough spot, payroll wise. The farm system is not exactly stocked with young talent. Max, JV, Annibal, and Miggy could take up to 100 million dollars in payroll, which makes it increasing difficult to field a competitive 25 man roster. Max is a hell of a pitcher, but I'm not convinced he is worth top 10 pitcher money after one dominant year.
|6 days 9 hours ago||Really?||
Not sure where I said his wins were primarily a result of his run support, but it does play into it. He put together a career year in ERA, WHIP, and K's. Combine everything together and you get a 21-3 record. Not sure why its unreasonable to question whether its a aberration before shelling out 23 million a season, on the conservative side. You better be sure before you give a pitcher the kind of term Max is gonna be looking for, because more often than not, they end up being an albatross on the team's payroll. All I said was that I thought it was the smarter move to let someone else take the risk of paying him top dollar at age 30 when the Tigers had the ability to throw out a top 5 rotation without him.
|6 days 10 hours ago||The point was, I'm not sure||
The point was, I'm not sure if its a sustainable effort from him. You don't get almost 6 runs per 9 from your offense very often. In my opinion it would have been a better move to trade him while his value is at its peak, collect some A+ prospects, and avoid a situation where you have 60 million in payroll tied to 3 starting pitchers. Thats not even getting into the fact that Miggy is up for a raise very soon.
|6 days 11 hours ago||I would have actually||
I would have actually preferred to trade Scherzer. Not that I think Fister is better than Scherzer, but I think last season is Max's ceiling, and might have been a benefit of the run support he got. I love Max, but his next contract is gonna be massive (probably too big), and pitchers are always a huge risk when you sign them to a long term deal. I get that we are playing for a World Series now, but Max could have pulled a huge return in assets, and a rotation of JV, Sanchez, Fister, Porcello, Smyly is still pretty damn good.
|1 week 23 hours ago||I don't know if I'm ready to||
I don't know if I'm ready to call Holland overrated, but his performance over the last couple years has opened him up to criticism. The scouting department of the Wings is still second to none (they sit at the lower end of the top 10 in farm systems), But the FA acquisitions he has made over the last couple years have been terrible. He has struck out on his last few attempts to jump into the trade market.
|1 week 1 day ago||I wouldn't point to Vanek as||
I wouldn't point to Vanek as a knock on Holland, Garth Snow is a boob who is incredibly over his head. That doesn't change the fact that Holland overpaid for a decent player who isn't gonna change a thing come playoff time if people are still hurt.
|1 week 1 day ago||I'm seriously at a loss for||
I'm seriously at a loss for words with this trade. Calle Jarnkrok may have been the Red Wings best all around prospect. He is a 22 year old sweedish playmaker who has been compared to Zetterberg on more than one occation. The fact that we just traded him away for a 32 year old center (that isn't THAT good), who is a free agent at the end of the year is an unbelievable overpayment. Compare this trade to LA trading a 2nd and 3rd round pick along with a 26 year old winger with 6 points this year for Gaborik, and MTL sending a comparable package to NYI for Thomas freakin' Vanek as the Wings did for Legwand. Holland got utterly fleeced in a moment of desperation with the injuries piling up.
|1 week 6 days ago||I knew we were young on||
I knew we were young on offense, but it hadn't dawned on me that with the exception of Gardner we, in theory are bringing back our entire offense next year.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Even at 36, I would say he||
Even at 36, I would say he falls somewhere in the top 5 forwards in the world, and has been for quite some time. Crosby, Malkin, Datsyuk, Stamkos, and Ovechkin, in some order.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I do.||
Him and Hank both will be up there eventually. When Datsyuk hangs em up (please sign one more extension), he may go down as a top 3 Russian player ever to play.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Datsyuk is a point a game||
Datsyuk is a point a game player, and the best two way forward in the NHL. Hes top 5 in the NHL in takeaways annually, and makes every player on the ice better by opening up the ice with his hands and vision. You dont have to be a 40 goal scorer to be worth that kind of money. If you want to get on a high priced player about not putting the puck in the net, Franzen is your guy.
|3 weeks 12 hours ago||Haven't really cared for||
Haven't really cared for Kanye's last 3ish albums, but Danny Brown is playing, who is hands down my favorite rapper out right now.
|12 weeks 12 hours ago||I would rather have||
I would rather have Monroe over Smith as well. The problem is that I think most NBA general managers would also. If you truly want to put a legit 3 on the floor, you have to give up something enticing. Smith is a nice player, but I didnt see teams falling all over themselves to sign him last offseason. The other thing you have to look at is, I believe Monroe is a free agent after this season. Probably not a max player, but I dont think he will be far off.
|12 weeks 12 hours ago||Full disclosure, I have only||
Full disclosure, I have only caught a few games so far this year. From what I have seen, they remind me of the Pacers minus Paul George. Incredibly deep at the 4 and 5, and are the type of team that could give the Heat fits just by pounding the glass. Still dont think they have a "finisher", but the peices are there. If I'm Dumars I'm all over the phones looking for that last peice. Monroe probably has to be involved in any significant trade, and I wouldnt hate it. Him and Smith are too similar and they need someone at the 3 who can slash and space the floor a little better.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Yes, the depth is very||
Yes, the depth is very unproven, which is why a player such as Funchess is valuable in a hybrid role. Someone with his unique talents is far better utilized moving all over the field. He is a mismatch wherever you line him up, but in two tight end sets I don't believe its a stretch to think that Funchess, Butt, and a combination of Chesson, Darboh, Canteen, and Harris is our best personnel grouping.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||I'm also in the "Funchess||
I'm also in the "Funchess back to TE" camp, sort of. I think we have enough depth at WR now, even if young that he is more valuable in a Jimmy Graham hybrid role. He may not put up 1200 yards like he would exclusively at WR but Butt and Funchess bearing down on LB's and Safeties is a tremendous asset. This is all assuming that he can learn to even sort of block, which I believe he can.
|17 weeks 13 hours ago||Went to Toledo on||
Went to Toledo on scholarship, but thanks. No worse section of the fanbase than the group who thinks they are the only ones "worthy" of rooting for Michigan because they sat around Ann Arbor smelling their own farts for four years. I'll be sure to let my alum parents know that I'm no longer allowed to cheer for the team. Enjoy the loneliness.....
|17 weeks 1 day ago||How wonderful for you.||
How wonderful for you. Hopefully they have the social aptitude to know that speaking in generalizations about large groups of people is generally a prick move.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Was the "friends who didn't||
Was the "friends who didn't go here - but are fans of the program" bit necessary? How about advising everyone to stay away from tweeting recruits without the pompous attitude.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||I think Sanford would be a||
I think Sanford would be a viable, and frankly awesome hire. His resume speaks for itself, runs a Hoke style offense, ties to the midwest, and better yet, to California.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Don't understand how anyone||
Don't understand how anyone can defend him at this point. The offensive line is terrible, and we probably lose regardless of who is calling the plays. But where are the screens, the draws, the counters? There are plenty of things you can do to counter an aggressive front seven and his solution was play action with a non existent running game? It's football 101.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||I believe the "one mistake by||
I believe the "one mistake by Michigan" part is a reference to RR, not Hoke.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks! Working great. Looks||
Thanks! Working great. Looks like the work day is ending early today.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Does anyone happen to know a||
Does anyone happen to know a decent site to stream it on that isnt in like, you know, Russia? I know you can pay the 4.99 at mlb.com for "alternate views", but I'd like to be able to watch the actual fox feed my last couple hours at work. TBS had an app for a live feed, but I haven't been able to find a similar one for fox.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||I agree with you 100%. I have||
I agree with you 100%. I have been combating this for a couple years by bringing the safeties up, and controlling the FS on any play that isnt an obvious passing down. Gives me the ability to read the play myself and decide if I need the extra man in the box. Only issue is every now and then I will bite HARD on a playaction, and leave someone streaking down the field uncovered.
|40 weeks 7 hours ago||So let me get this straight,||
So let me get this straight, Da'Shawn Hand is not a great personality fit, but Percy Harvin was? Great, got it.............
|40 weeks 6 days ago||I'd dump Sammy for sure, but||
I'd dump Sammy for sure, but Tuzzi can still play when healthy, and only counts 2 mil against the cap for another season. I'd be much more concerned about paying Franzen 3.9 mil a season until the end of time. Don't get me wrong, I like him as a player but that contract will bite the wings in the ass if he retires before it ends. If he calls it quits at 39 for instance, the wings would receive and 8.3 mil cap penalty.
|40 weeks 6 days ago||I would expect him to get a||
I would expect him to get a slight pay bump to 7.5ish mil for two years. His last deal was front loaded to lower his cap hit, which the NHL is looking to punish teams for now. Its the reason that Hossa (and Franzen for that matter) are very real possibilities to be bought out in the near future.
|48 weeks 2 days ago||It was an unbelievable run.||
It was an unbelievable run. With exception of one Louisville fan (told me to "sit down and shut up" after "the block") I found them to be very gracious winners, with a few heavy praise on our team on my way out.