Al's Ramblings

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

(12/06/2016 01:39:00 PM) - Al

Thank goodness the election has made clear who the negative nellies, unpatriotics, and loons are.

12/06/2016 01:39:00 PM

(12/06/2016 01:33:00 PM) - Al

Crazy like a fox.

I think he was the only person who thought he was going to win. He is not a business tycoon by assuming he is going to lose. Expect victory.

12/06/2016 01:33:00 PM

(12/06/2016 01:26:00 PM) - Al

Notes on Shaw:

1. Not a FA until at least after the 2021 season. 5 years of team control.

2. Likely to make near minimum for 2017 and 2018.

3. Decent fielder, slightly above average UZR, well above in DRS. Makes a few errors, but plus range.

4. Many are saying he will likely platoon with Perez. While that could be the case, Travis hits LHP pretty well for a LH hitter. Yes, he does hit RHP better, but almost lefty bats.

5. Reminds me of while everyone asked who the 3B would be if Perez was utility, I responded the 3B of 2017 was probably not in the organization.

Why folks feel obligated to have every spot full, especially on a 73 win team, six months before the first pitch; I guess I'm just missing something.

12/06/2016 01:26:00 PM

(12/06/2016 12:45:00 PM) - Al

I'm not going to mention names, because this is not directed at anyone specific, but I wonder if writers like Rosenthal and the like realize how ignorant they sound insisting every person involved with baseball was an absolute perfect person, and a superb human being when they retire, die, or are given an award.

Trust me, they ain't all great. Pretending they are makes those that are quality folks seem less so. Many bloggers are horrible people. There I said it. They are little more than casuals with a website, and many do little more than link, copy and paste.

12/06/2016 12:45:00 PM

(12/06/2016 12:37:00 PM) - Al

I am not committing not to run.--Joe Biden

Joe will be 78 in 2020. Every single Dem party leader in DC is over 65. The future of the party, the bench so to speak, is not Biden or any of them. The old media has fallen in love with them, and the public thinks they're all blithering idiots.  

12/06/2016 12:37:00 PM

(12/06/2016 12:33:00 PM) - Al

No matter how badly the Red Sox overpaid for an egotistical, selfish jerk like Sale; just like Theo did for Chapman for that matter; no one will care if BOS can win a title.

On the record, I would not have dealt Moncada for anyone, I'd keep him and use him for 6.5 years and try and build a decade long success cycle.

12/06/2016 12:33:00 PM

(12/06/2016 12:19:00 PM) - Al

Dubon goes from 12th on BOS to 9th on MIL, though he also was bumped up in points (his power has improved since the season ended, I guess). Pennington goes from 22nd in BOS to unranked (31st or below) in MIL.

Speaks to the depth of the Crew's system. Loaded with good, not great youngsters.

{For example, Pennington would be in the top ten in DET.}

12/06/2016 12:19:00 PM

(12/06/2016 12:00:00 PM) - Al

So, the Red Sox are leaders for Sale in addition to giving Shaw and two top prospects for Thornburg?

That's why it pays to have a loaded farm system.

12/06/2016 12:00:00 PM

(12/06/2016 11:55:00 AM) - Al

Trump's approval rating up 9% from OCT, now at 45%.

Amazing what happens when folks find out it's OK to admit they like him.

Also, very positive public on early Trump moves, such as cabinet picks and Carrier.

12/06/2016 11:55:00 AM

(12/06/2016 11:51:00 AM) - Al

Brewers also get a PTBNL or cash, might well be dependent on the Rule 5 draft.

Stearns admits as of this second, Villar is the 2B, the infield is Thames/Villar/Arcia/Shaw. I assume they will wait until the 2B market settles and see who misses out on Chase Utley.

12/06/2016 11:51:00 AM

(12/06/2016 09:22:00 AM) - Al

I'm out friends, ill timed dentist appt.

Who knew when I made this weeks ago? I'll be back in pain later.

12/06/2016 09:22:00 AM

(12/06/2016 09:20:00 AM) - Al

Many pointing out this is the epitome of a Stearns trade.

--Trade "proven" reliever, a relatively easy to find commodity.

--Trade from area of surplus.

--Multiple players/prospects back in return.

--Prospects are highly rated, but very young, years away.

--Trade a "closer" for far more than player was worth months before as a middle reliever. Has now dealt KRod, Jeffress, and Thornburg, been on job just over 12 months.

12/06/2016 09:20:00 AM

(12/06/2016 08:38:00 AM) - Al

ADDED: Trade confirmed, Shaw, Dubon, and Pennington for Tyler.

Thornburg to Red Sox.

Travis Shaw and a pair of minor leaguers are rumored to be part of the haul. As expected, the prospects mentioned are not on the 40 man roster of BOS. 

Shaw is a LH hitting 1B/3B, who hits southpaws pretty well, so he is not a platoon player. He does have a sizable Fenway Park split, though most BOS players do. Miller Park is a power friendly park as well, doubles and HR friendly.

Adam has rankings on the 2 kids in a loaded Red Sox system. Two very young players that are both years away...a hard throwing RH and a middle infielder, stop me if you've heard this before. I'm sure this will spark complaints that they have "too many" middle infielders, as if that's possible.

At first glance, Shaw looks like a corner INF version of Scooter, with a bit more pop. Those of us who expected Gennett to be traded have to feel moreso now that they've acquired a power happy twin of him.

Dubon had an incredible year split between high A and AA, as a very young player. Has speed, power, and takes walks. Could end up at 2B or SS...I might add 3B, as while he lacks HR power, he will fill out and 30% of his hits were for extra bases. Played CF in AFL due to team need.

Pennington is a 6-0 RHP, so he is far more likely to end up as a reliever. Fastball at 94-98,  one of hardest throwers in a very good BOS system.

12/06/2016 08:38:00 AM

(12/06/2016 08:00:00 AM) - Al

I'm not going to comment on this, but I will add some fact, or at least some facts as I see them, which are pretty darn close.

1. From what I can tell, the churches that sometimes do cancel XMas Day services are the non denominational ones that are growing, while the ones that will have them are the more traditional, older ones that are losing congregation members.

2. I am often astounded how many services some churches have on the 2 days of XMas Eve and XMas Day. I believe the one I often drive past has 6 on the 24th and 3 on the 25th.

3. We often make our travel and family plans dependent on when the Rambling wife plays. Think of a family with several members that are in the various choirs, and those two days are probably very hectic and far from relaxing.

4. I had to chuckle at the line in this line in the piece:

Make things closer to an hour than to an hour and a half.

A. I heartily agree.

B. And then, do that with every other service all year too. I've 47, and I've still never heard anyone say, "You know, I wish that service would have run a half hour longer."

12/06/2016 08:00:00 AM

Monday, December 05, 2016

(12/05/2016 09:22:00 PM) - Al

First day recap of winter meetings from Brewers' viewpoint.

--Adam said Stearns told him McCutchen being on market has not influenced Braun market. Of course, we have no idea if David is trying to deal Ryan or not.

--Adam reports teams talking about Crew's rotation depth.

--Tom H complains about paying a service charge on coffee.

12/05/2016 09:22:00 PM

(12/05/2016 04:41:00 PM) - Al

Transcript of our conversion at Target earlier today:

Rambling son: The self checkouts are empty, Dad. 

Me: I don't wanna check out myself son, I have some heavy items.

RS: I thought you'd prefer that to a human cashier. 

Me: You make a good point son.

RS: So, you prefer not using a machine or a person. 

Me: That's pretty much true. 

RS: You'd only be happy if they installed a dog checkout, wouldn't you? 

Me: {pause} I can't tell you how happy that would make me.

{after the human cashier gave me 4 bags for my 5 items, good freaking God}

Me: (sighs forlornly) 

RS: What's wrong, Dad?

Me: Now I'm going spend the rest of my life wishing there was such a thing as a dog cashier.

I'm telling ya, the fact I don't have a reality show makes those networks look really, really bad. 

12/05/2016 04:41:00 PM

(12/05/2016 04:30:00 PM) - Al

A well written, very truthful article on why Trump won. Listen to those deplorables that volunteered to talk. Good, hard working folks, voted for Obama twice, and just did not like the message.

I sure hope the left continues to call them all ignorant buffoons and continues to keep speaking the same, outdated, heavy on the social stuff, light on the economy platform.

12/05/2016 04:30:00 PM

(12/05/2016 04:19:00 PM) - Al

If you are a Sodastream user, Target has the "original formula" bottles for $4 each...we have not seen them for for anything except $4.99 since they went back to the original from their ill fated experiment of the "fountain formula," which tasted like unicorn urine.

You're welcome.

12/05/2016 04:19:00 PM

(12/05/2016 03:00:00 PM) - Al

Thank you sir.

12/05/2016 03:00:00 PM

(12/05/2016 02:47:00 PM) - Al

I am so old, I remember when MLB died back in 1994.

His election to the Hall of Fame not withstanding, but I'm not sure if anyone has ever brought more wealth to a sport than Bud Selig.

12/05/2016 02:47:00 PM

(12/05/2016 02:35:00 PM) - Al


I believe it was a wise man who said how much dumber Ben Carson the minute he "came out" as a Republican.

I was right.

12/05/2016 02:35:00 PM

(12/05/2016 02:00:00 PM) - Al

There are simply not enough white voters for Trump to win.

Good to know.

And by the way, the left needs to get a little more smug.

12/05/2016 02:00:00 PM

(12/05/2016 01:00:00 PM) - Al

This is the administration's idea of "properly vetting" for terror.

Six weeks to go. 

12/05/2016 01:00:00 PM

(12/05/2016 12:00:00 PM) - Al

Many folks saying this looks like a photoshop, as the dog's "sweater" does not look right, but still; very funny.

12/05/2016 12:00:00 PM

(12/05/2016 11:32:00 AM) - Al

I'm not sure why everyone overthinks this so.

The fact is, the old media is unabashedly biased. They slant and report the news as they see fit. By using Twitter, Trump simply bypasses them by speaking directly to the public. He also uses their language, unlike Hillary's, which supposedly had a "team" of up to a dozen staffers who edited, reworked, and rewrote every tweet until it was so sanitized you could have used it to disinfect raw poultry.

The president made a joke that it was impossible to keep US jobs in the US. Trump made a deal, and did just that. This is why blue collar folks voted for him, and why they didn't vote for HC.

12/05/2016 11:32:00 AM

(12/05/2016 11:00:00 AM) - Al

Simply put, they are nothing except domestic terrorists.

12/05/2016 11:00:00 AM

(12/05/2016 10:31:00 AM) - Al

Even more troubling to me is the fact that several teams have chosen to spend the week away from home despite the fact that air travel not only exists, but is incredibly quick, easy, and inexpensive (at least in the scheme of million dollar TV deals and salaries).

I assume this is a coaching thing, as they assume a week away from home is a great way to get the team extra film time, to "focus" more, and so on. That said, nothing disrupts the routine of 50+ players' preparation, rehab, and mindset more than...purposefully disrupting the routine.

In truth? It's like being punished for random scheduling quirks. I guarantee you, when the Panthers were down 4 scores, the talk on the bench was, "Well, at least we get to go home."

12/05/2016 10:31:00 AM

(12/05/2016 09:56:00 AM) - Al

Our data and reporting helped us to shine light on stories that most others were missing or ignoring. Proud of how our coverage holds up.--Nate Silver

He missed the presidential and Senate, and was well off on the House. He was a one trick wonder because his first call was a Dem sweep, as he always goes with the "best case scenario" for the left every single time.

12/05/2016 09:56:00 AM

(12/05/2016 09:46:00 AM) - Al

The Brewers' winter meetings, and entire offseason, will be shaped by whether Braun remains or not. Other pieces, such as Scooter and Guerra, would bring back real talent, but compared to Ryan, it would be minimal.

The one thing I will predict...if Stearns does find a deal to his liking, it will probably include a "top piece" of a player or players not yet on the 40 man.

12/05/2016 09:46:00 AM

(12/05/2016 08:00:00 AM) - Al

Well, let's be honest, the not going to work part will be easy...

12/05/2016 08:00:00 AM

(12/05/2016 07:00:00 AM) - Al

FACT CHECK...true.

12/05/2016 07:00:00 AM

(12/05/2016 01:30:00 AM) - Al

I assume someone came to the conclusion that players making a minimum of $525K did not need a per diem when on the road. That said, I'm sure many players are a bit unhappy about losing $105/day times 80 days...over $8K in tax free cash.

I must admit, $30/day is pennies...back when I was in retail training, they limited us to $25 a day, but that was 20 years ago.That will be one of the first things they change in the next CBA. Post game meals? After sitting around all day with the same 30 players/coaches, I don't think many feel like hanging around another hour with them.

12/05/2016 01:30:00 AM

Sunday, December 04, 2016

(12/04/2016 10:30:00 PM) - Al

Hi Al,
What the heck is going on out there!  All of a sudden picking the winners was easy for everyone.  Can that continue in week 13?
Week 12 made everyone believe they are an expert again.  Stephen White (SB Nation) and Tony Gonzalez (CBS Sports) topped the 136 experts with 15 ā€“ 1 records.  Your 12 ā€“ 4 week put you into 48th place.  Seattle losing to Tampa Bay was the big upset which only 8 experts picked correctly.
For the season Elliot Farmer (NFL Network) leads with 116 correct picks.  You have 104 right for the year which puts you into 91st place.
The big tossup games for week 13 are San Francisco at Chicago, Philadelphia at Cincinnati, and Washington at Arizona.  Green Bay, New England, Denver, and Seattle are the big favorites to win this week which usually means two will lose.
How vulnerable is New England without Gronkowski for two months? 
In Packer news, QB Joe Callahan was signed to the GB practice squad.  Probably not the big signing needed to get the TT haters off his back.
Good luck picking,
Jim R.

Reprinted Jim's recap. Thanks again for all your efforts, sir.

NFL week 13

12/04/2016 10:30:00 PM

(12/04/2016 06:55:00 PM) - Al

Two quick notes related to Ryan Braun.

1. I read somewhere today that 4 OF's had a 900+ OPS last season, and 2 of them, JD Martinez and Braun are "available" this offseason.

2. Matt Holliday got $13M on a one year deal from the Yankees to likely serve as their main DH.

Considering Cespedes got far more than Braun, and Holliday got just a bit less to be a fragile DH coming off a down campaign, I those who said the Crew would have to eat salary if they dealt him were way, way off base.

12/04/2016 06:55:00 PM

(12/04/2016 02:00:00 PM) - Al

100% true.

You can have any opinion you want, as long as it's the same one the liberal has. Otherwise, you're the problem.

12/04/2016 02:00:00 PM

(12/04/2016 01:51:00 PM) - Al

Network ratings last night.

1. Why the Big Ten gets so much more money.

2. It's A Wonderful Life comes in last every single hour all night, behind CBS's repeats. I would think it would fare far better closer to Xmas, but I assume they will air it another time or two on those "throw away nights."

12/04/2016 01:51:00 PM

(12/04/2016 01:00:00 PM) - Al


I'm telling you, next time, it'll work just like in the textbook.

And so happy we will be.

For the record, I still believe in Santa. 

12/04/2016 01:00:00 PM

(12/04/2016 12:12:00 PM) - Al

A few teams were interested in Matt Szczur before the Cubs elected to keep him on the 25-man roster last April. A source said the Brewers were close to a deal for Szczur last season before talks dissolved.--Chicago Tribune

No time frame given, so no idea if the Crew was looking at him when the Cubs were thinking about going north without him or when. He's certainly a capable reserve, but lacks the ceiling and pop to be more than that. As of this second, I think the interest MIL had has passed.

12/04/2016 12:12:00 PM

(12/04/2016 12:00:00 PM) - Al

With luck, perhaps someday we will be as polite and civil as the left.

Note they despise the fact someone has a different opinion than they do, so they not only must be wrong, but they should hide themselves, so the easily offended lefty not have to be bothered by, wait for it, a tshirt they dislike.

12/04/2016 12:00:00 PM

(12/04/2016 09:00:00 AM) - Al

Just in case you were wondering how the old media operates, compare the reaction to:

1. The USA giving Iran, probably the largest sponsor of/safe haven for terrorism in the world, pallets of cash in exchange for the release of hostages, which, of course, is in direct violation of US law.

2. The US president expressing condolences upon the death of a brutal, violent, socialist dictator who ruled Cuba with death and torture for 5 decades.

3. The US president elect taking a congratulatory phone call from Taiwan's leader.

Luckily for us, flyover country smirks and sees right through it.

12/04/2016 09:00:00 AM

(12/04/2016 06:30:00 AM) - Al

Not only has just about every Republican dropped to their knees and praised the Mattis pick, the left has been eerily quiet.

They're scared to death of him. He's a proud American, brave, a tough guy who doesn't take any crap, and despite the fact he's 66, could make 90% of biased journalists wet themselves by walking up behind them and saying "Excuse me."

He's everything the Dems are not.

Be honest. You know damn well he's a Republican, just like you know those protesters that vandalize and get arrested are Dems, if they bother to vote.

These are stereotypes, but stereotypes are far from random, the vast majority are 100% true.

The idea that patriotic heroes are Republican and spoiled brats are Dems explains maps like these better than all the words ever printed.

12/04/2016 06:30:00 AM

(12/04/2016 01:30:00 AM) - Al

Sure I could say I delivered pizza.

Obama could have said he's going to raise taxes to, but instead, he bragged about the need to "enhance revenue."

They don't understand the rubes in flyover country can access on their puters too.

12/04/2016 01:30:00 AM

Saturday, December 03, 2016

(12/03/2016 11:03:00 PM) - Al

One thing to consider...if the NCAA had went with an 8 team playoff...the Big Ten might have had 4 participants.

Go figure.

12/03/2016 11:03:00 PM

(12/03/2016 10:57:00 PM) - Al

I love seeing Penn State recover so quickly from penalties given to them for the alleged, unproven misconduct of folks kind of, sorta, almost associated with the program two decades ago.

The fans kept showing up and supporting the program. Most players stayed despite the lack of a bowl game.

That's how it's supposed to work, except for the NCAA could have realized they were punishing innocents. The punishment could have easily been giving up bowl game money from their appearances and their conference brethren, as well as TV money, in effect, costing them money to field a team.

12/03/2016 10:57:00 PM

(12/03/2016 10:11:00 PM) - Al

Two excellent games on, the ACC and the Big 10 title games.

As the wise philosopher Mayhem once said, "Yeah, sports!"

12/03/2016 10:11:00 PM

(12/03/2016 09:59:00 PM) - Al

Live video from Green Party headquarters.

Just think what those elitists that are still weeping over Hillary could have done with that money to actually help people.

This is why they lose.

12/03/2016 09:59:00 PM

(12/03/2016 08:03:00 PM) - Al

Every time I talk to the Charter folks, they try and sell me on a free 30 day trial of an upgraded package. I just thought of it today and decided this would be as good a time as any, as the holidays means more time off for all, and the cold weather is on its way.

I called and the gal said it is really a 45 day free trial, as it's a 30 day with a 15 day grace period. So, for 45 days, we have every channel they offer (hey, if you're going to upgrade and not pay, UPGRADE). I just went through the next 24 hours on the movie channels and set 3-4 movies for the DVR.

Call your provider, my friends. It costs them nothing to flip a figurative switch.

12/03/2016 08:03:00 PM

(12/03/2016 06:30:00 PM) - Al

Ten minutes of grown up discussion, as Tucker Carlson and a NY Times editor both realize and point out how despicably biased the Times is, and how they frame the news rather than report it.

The Times gal looks like she's about to throw up her hands and look for a more respectable place to know, maybe dealing drugs, or in sales or retail.

12/03/2016 06:30:00 PM

(12/03/2016 05:30:00 PM) - Al


It's funny because it's true.

12/03/2016 05:30:00 PM

(12/03/2016 04:45:00 PM) - Al


I could have sworn it would work.

Well, it will next time.

12/03/2016 04:45:00 PM

(12/03/2016 04:34:00 PM) - Al

77 teams have now qualified for a bowl game the old fashioned way. That means 3 will have to sneak their way in through the back door of the academic progress rate (APR), which the NCAA set up, which involves how many student athletes graduate, transfer, and the like.

More is good. If you don't like them, don't watch them.

12/03/2016 04:34:00 PM

(12/03/2016 04:28:00 PM) - Al

That's 60 years, for those keeping score at home.

The outrage if the roles were reversed would be legendary. Of course, expecting the left not to be hypocrites? That's a FT job without benefits.

12/03/2016 04:28:00 PM

(12/03/2016 03:44:00 PM) - Al

The Rambling wife is spending the weekend in Chicago with her sisters, aunts, cousins, and who the hell knows who else.

{This morning she texted me to inform me they were at a German Xmas market. I have no idea what that even is. In my head, I imagine Hogan's Heroes tree ornaments and strings of bratwurst for sale everywhere. Sadly, my imaginary version is probably infinitely more exciting than the actual event.}

I told the Rambling son yesterday on our way from school that he could choose whatever he wanted on this side of town for SAT night dinner (small town hicks would call this supper, which is what we call it, except when I'm pretending to be bourgeois class). In the meantime, I decided I wanted Chinese food tonight, and the odds of him choosing that is not a positive number. No biggie, Hot Wok has a drive thru, so it will only add a few minutes. I just asked him what and when he wanted to eat, and he said Culver's about 6.

Culver's is about 10 minutes from our house, and Hot Wok is too...but they're about 15-18 minutes apart. I just had to map it out to decide when to leave to get home around 6, with unknown quantities of time at each restaurant.

My life is a 6th grade story problem no one wants to solve.

12/03/2016 03:44:00 PM

(12/03/2016 12:04:00 PM) - Al

Badgers buckets play at noon on BTN, Bucks at 4 on FSW.

12/03/2016 12:04:00 PM

(12/03/2016 09:30:00 AM) - Al

Hey, you got anything in here I can poison myself with?--Frank Barone

Raymond remains hilarious, all these years later.

12/03/2016 09:30:00 AM

(12/03/2016 07:30:00 AM) - Al

It's been almost a month, and I still have not seen a single Dem admit their real, actual problems:

1. Blacks simply did not turn out for an old white woman like they did for a young, black man. And, Trump nearly doubled the black vote too.

2. Hillary was a very flawed candidate.

2a. While the left still mysteriously blames "racism," almost beyond belief (because many counties that voted for Obama 1-2 times voted Trump?), the fact white women voted against a white woman tells you pretty much all you need to know about her lack of likability.

3. The campaign's focus was on everything except the economy. Many people vote with their wallet. The left's focus on social issues was also hurt by the fact Trump is by far the most gay friendly and most liberal GOP primary winner since...who? Ford? Ike?

4. People who decided late chose Trump at an almost 2-1 clip, remarkable for a group that, by pure definition, should be close to 50/50. This includes many who planned to vote for Johnson/Stein, who barely got a third of what the polls guessed a couple weeks before the vote. Most attribute this to the fact Hillary's ads were almost strictly negative (only 8% mentioned the economy) and Trump's were split about 50/50 between positive/negative (35% mentioned the economy).

And I have pointed out often, the longer they ignore this stuff, the better it is for the GOP. Also, the more they whine about the results, and call Trump voters (even the reluctant Trump voters) stupid, the more those that crossed over (Trump won independents easily, a group that, depending on factors, includes those who "usually" vote one way or another.) might well decide they have no interest in going back and joining those spoil sports. Every single cabinet pick has been labeled as a racist, or anti semitic, or both...even those that are black or Jewish.

What's that old saying...when everyone is racist, no one is racist? I'm sorry, but when you call the greatest surgeon of our time "stupid" and "racist" (Ben Carson is a black man, to those unaware.) odds are, levelheaded folk are going to shake their heads. From what I can tell, Steve Bannon's supposed "bigotry" is related to hearsay from his ex wife during divorce proceedings and child custody battles. I'm sorry, but when you've lost unabashedly biased Anderson Vanderbilt, you've lost  the left.

By the way, if you question this, remember when I said the protests would end quickly once it got a bit nippy outside? What's happened in the last 7-10 days?

Colder weather = vandals and the ill behaved drinking $5 coffees and cuddling under blankets in subsidized housing. They're a dedicated bunch until it gets slightly uncomfortable. Then, you're on your own.

12/03/2016 07:30:00 AM

(12/03/2016 03:00:00 AM) - Al


Because they're nothing but selfish. They support the left because the only thing they want is all the free stuff they can carry.

12/03/2016 03:00:00 AM

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Tribute to Robert Warns II
Never forget the sacrifice of our military, and why we enjoy the freedoms we have.

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