Al's Ramblings



Tuesday, December 31, 2019

(12/31/2019 11:30:00 PM) - Al

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I cannot think of a better way to end the year than by pointing out how selfish us rubes are.


12/31/2019 11:30:00 PM



(12/31/2019 04:00:00 PM) - Al

Two of the funniest skits on SNL in the past decade were right before Xmas.

Home for the Holidays

Mister Robinson's Neighborhood


12/31/2019 04:00:00 PM



(12/31/2019 03:30:00 PM) - Al

They will not be happy* until we're all freezing in our houses.


*Actually, they won't be happy then either. Because they're miserable people. Why else would you want to punish success?




12/31/2019 03:30:00 PM



(12/31/2019 02:00:00 PM) - Al

Say that in PA, Joe. Please.


12/31/2019 02:00:00 PM



(12/31/2019 01:30:00 PM) - Al

They truly hate us. There is no doubt.


12/31/2019 01:30:00 PM



(12/31/2019 12:30:00 PM) - Al

My first thought was "I doubt this is true."

Why? It sounds silly, but McDonald's never writes on anything. Every substitution prints on a slip and gets taped to the wrapper.

Almost all such crimes are made up. It's just the way it is.


12/31/2019 12:30:00 PM



(12/31/2019 12:10:00 PM) - Al

She's accurate. That's why the Dem party hates her so.

Tulsi scares me because she understands how middle America thinks. 


12/31/2019 12:10:00 PM



(12/31/2019 12:00:00 PM) - Al

Fact check: 100% true.

They would have been thrilled had the criminal killed 50+. It's a red state after all.


12/31/2019 12:00:00 PM



(12/31/2019 11:00:00 AM) - Al

To be fair, crackhead Hunter did not make any money off of it. Hence, Joe doesn't pretend to care.


12/31/2019 11:00:00 AM



(12/31/2019 07:30:00 AM) - Al

Sleepy Joe on the wrong side of history...again.


12/31/2019 07:30:00 AM



(12/31/2019 04:00:00 AM) - Al

I thought the problem was fixed! You know, Barry is a god and all...


12/31/2019 04:00:00 AM



(12/31/2019 12:00:00 AM) - Al

That's because making people suffer is their shtick.


12/31/2019 12:00:00 AM


Monday, December 30, 2019

(12/30/2019 08:00:00 PM) - Al

DAMN IT!!!!


12/30/2019 08:00:00 PM



(12/30/2019 06:00:00 PM) - Al

Amen.


12/30/2019 06:00:00 PM



(12/30/2019 04:00:00 PM) - Al

Power is all that matters to the left.

Rubes are unimportant. Heck, some of them might vote for the...(gasp) GOP.


12/30/2019 04:00:00 PM



(12/30/2019 02:51:00 PM) - Al

No. No it won't.


12/30/2019 02:51:00 PM



(12/30/2019 02:20:00 PM) - Al

What a putz.

And yes, I mean both of them.


12/30/2019 02:20:00 PM



(12/30/2019 02:15:00 PM) - Al

I'm not saying Bobby is a terrible person.

He doesn't need my help.


12/30/2019 02:15:00 PM



(12/30/2019 02:00:00 PM) - Al

Socialists much prefer the 1820's number.

No way to get the rubes to agree suffering is good if everyone is prosperous.


12/30/2019 02:00:00 PM



(12/30/2019 01:00:00 PM) - Al

Stupid assumptions like this happen when you have no understanding of supply and demand.

I'm not saying the Dems lack basic economic knowledge. They don't need my help.


12/30/2019 01:00:00 PM



(12/30/2019 12:14:00 PM) - Al

She's just an awful human being. She tells the truth less than I skip a meal.


12/30/2019 12:14:00 PM



(12/30/2019 12:00:00 PM) - Al

Who woulda thunk it?

The left is so out of touch, it is remarkable anyone tolerates such ignorance.


12/30/2019 12:00:00 PM



(12/30/2019 11:00:00 AM) - Al

They are hypocritical hypocrites that do not care about anything but punishing the successful.


12/30/2019 11:00:00 AM



(12/30/2019 09:30:00 AM) - Al

This is the American dream the left hates.

Jealousy is a helluva drug.


12/30/2019 09:30:00 AM



(12/30/2019 07:30:00 AM) - Al

She hasn't told the truth in 40 years.

And if you ask hdr any question that begins with "How?" the libs will insist it's an ethnic slur...


12/30/2019 07:30:00 AM



(12/30/2019 12:30:00 AM) - Al

Those fools that cling to their bibles and their guns...

I hope they never shut up.


12/30/2019 12:30:00 AM


Sunday, December 29, 2019

(12/29/2019 08:30:00 PM) - Al

Never forget one thing...the left hates us so much, in their hopes and dreams, a gunman like this would have taken out the whole congregation.



A Texas law passed in 2017 allowing licensed gun owners to carry in places of worship may have saved multiple lives today, highlighting the need for such laws in other states and localities. It's no coincidence that most mass shootings occur in gun-free zones -- and the body counts are exponentially higher when there are no good guys with guns to take out the bad guys.

If only a wise man could have predicted this a couple decades ago, while the misinformed and liberals (hence, I repeat myself) insisted that the only way to protect the rubes was to make sure only the criminal had a gun. 


12/29/2019 08:30:00 PM



(12/29/2019 08:13:00 PM) - Al

One wonders where they got the money to buy those rockets...Barry?

We'll be cleaning up his reckless stupidity for the next half century.


12/29/2019 08:13:00 PM



(12/29/2019 07:30:00 PM) - Al

It's a puzzler.

The military is always 75-80% Republican. And probably well higher than that with President Trump. Because they can see he does not treat with the contempt and disdain of his predecessor.


12/29/2019 07:30:00 PM



(12/29/2019 06:00:00 PM) - Al

They never see the most obvious things...


12/29/2019 06:00:00 PM



(12/29/2019 04:00:00 PM) - Al

The war on poverty led to more poverty...so to the left, it was a roaring success.

Failure and despair is their brand.


12/29/2019 04:00:00 PM



(12/29/2019 01:30:00 PM) - Al

To be fair, Joe doesn't remember anything except that his oatmeal with extra fiber was a bit warm today...until he was informed that was his foot bath...which coincidentally, also had extra fiber.


12/29/2019 01:30:00 PM



(12/29/2019 12:00:00 PM) - Al

This may be the stupidest person n the planet.

It isn't remotely difficult to do this. It is actually incredibly easy. Pretending it is not is embarrassing.


12/29/2019 12:00:00 PM



(12/29/2019 09:30:00 AM) - Al

Me too.

Every day, Barry's presidency looks worse. That's a shame.


12/29/2019 09:30:00 AM



(12/29/2019 05:30:00 AM) - Al

She's a terrible person and a joke.

The hell with her.


12/29/2019 05:30:00 AM


Saturday, December 28, 2019

(12/28/2019 09:02:00 PM) - Al

Heh.

The Bidens are a punchline to every joke ever told.

Perhaps Joe being a senile buffoon is actually the only thing keeping him alive...


12/28/2019 09:02:00 PM



(12/28/2019 11:00:00 AM) - Al

I love it when they try and rewrite history.

They lied. They got caught. They made a movie about it. Now...they have to lie again.


12/28/2019 11:00:00 AM



(12/28/2019 09:30:00 AM) - Al

Heh.

Envy is a helluva drug.


12/28/2019 09:30:00 AM



(12/28/2019 08:00:00 AM) - Al

This is 100% true.

They also don't allow phosphates in detergent anymore. Why? Because phosphates work.


12/28/2019 08:00:00 AM



(12/28/2019 03:30:00 AM) - Al

Damn it!!


12/28/2019 03:30:00 AM


Friday, December 27, 2019

(12/27/2019 11:30:00 PM) - Al

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Capitalism and free markets are awesome drugs.

This is why the left is so depressed. They push socialism and communism to solve these problems. That's what created most of them.


12/27/2019 11:30:00 PM



(12/27/2019 07:30:00 PM) - Al

They lie. A lot.

You would too if the facts were as damaging as they are to the left.


12/27/2019 07:30:00 PM



(12/27/2019 06:30:00 PM) - Al

I hope they never stop talking.


12/27/2019 06:30:00 PM



(12/27/2019 04:00:00 PM) - Al

They're so bad at this.

The old media hates the fact the rubes have figured out they are incredibly biased.


12/27/2019 04:00:00 PM



(12/27/2019 03:00:00 PM) - Al

This almost sounds like punishing the successful...where have we seen this recently?


12/27/2019 03:00:00 PM



(12/27/2019 02:00:00 PM) - Al

Lying liars gonna lie.

The fact she has not been laughed out of the race shows how weak the field is.


12/27/2019 02:00:00 PM



(12/27/2019 01:30:00 PM) - Al

Always the dog ones that get me.


12/27/2019 01:30:00 PM



(12/27/2019 12:30:00 PM) - Al

I'm not saying they root for the failure of the American economy.

They don't need my help.


12/27/2019 12:30:00 PM



(12/27/2019 12:00:00 PM) - Al

Damn it!!!!


12/27/2019 12:00:00 PM



(12/27/2019 11:00:00 AM) - Al

Capitalism is a helluva drug.


12/27/2019 11:00:00 AM



(12/27/2019 10:30:00 AM) - Al

Skip the officers. They will tell you the company line. Lower level folks tell you the truth.

Just like in retail.


12/27/2019 10:30:00 AM



(12/27/2019 09:30:00 AM) - Al

Unexpectedly.


12/27/2019 09:30:00 AM



(12/27/2019 08:29:00 AM) - Al

The government, surprisingly, was no help at all.


12/27/2019 08:29:00 AM



(12/27/2019 08:00:00 AM) - Al

If one did not know better, one might think glorifying communist China and criticizing the capitalist USA did not go over well in flyover country.

I love it when the know betters insist they know better. Because they're clueless hacks.


12/27/2019 08:00:00 AM



(12/27/2019 03:30:00 AM) - Al

Between his multiple funerals and persistent work at damaging the party, McCain's star has dulled considerably since his death.


12/27/2019 03:30:00 AM


Thursday, December 26, 2019

(12/26/2019 04:30:00 PM) - Al

I'm not saying they're miserable people.

They don't need my help.


12/26/2019 04:30:00 PM



(12/26/2019 03:00:00 PM) - Al

They do not realize how transparent they are in their attempt to punish the successful.


12/26/2019 03:00:00 PM



(12/26/2019 02:00:00 PM) - Al

If only there would have been a wise man telling them not to do what they do...


12/26/2019 02:00:00 PM



(12/26/2019 12:00:00 PM) - Al

Read the links and know that these are the ones that insist they know better. About everything.


12/26/2019 12:00:00 PM



(12/26/2019 10:30:00 AM) - Al

Loves The Bee.


12/26/2019 10:30:00 AM



(12/26/2019 08:00:00 AM) - Al

They're always wrong.

Unexpectedly.


12/26/2019 08:00:00 AM



(12/26/2019 04:00:00 AM) - Al

Why the left keeps making up fibs and hope something sticks.


12/26/2019 04:00:00 AM


Wednesday, December 25, 2019

(12/25/2019 08:30:00 PM) - Al

She's just a terrible person. Some people have no redeeming qualities.


12/25/2019 08:30:00 PM



(12/25/2019 03:30:00 PM) - Al

They wonder why they lose. Good God.


12/25/2019 03:30:00 PM



(12/25/2019 02:00:00 PM) - Al

I don't mean to overthink it, but wouldn't it have been easier to put the big box behind the trash bins?


12/25/2019 02:00:00 PM



(12/25/2019 11:00:00 AM) - Al

This looks like a lot of fun.


12/25/2019 11:00:00 AM



(12/25/2019 10:00:00 AM) - Al

I sure miss that ice. It's the end of the world as we know it...but I feel fine.

Gonna be hilarious to make fun of Greta in a few years. You know, because she's a mentally ill liar and a terrible person.


12/25/2019 10:00:00 AM



(12/25/2019 08:00:00 AM) - Al

Posting this on Xmas Day to ensure I'm going to hell.

She seems nice.


12/25/2019 08:00:00 AM



(12/25/2019 05:30:00 AM) - Al

Morgan is correct.

We are living in the good old days, but these morons are intent on making themselves miserable.


12/25/2019 05:30:00 AM



(12/25/2019 02:00:00 AM) - Al

I heard Merry Christmas about 1000 times the past few days. I barely heard Happy Holidays at all this year.

I always say Merry Xmas just to mess with people that hate it. Because they're easily triggered.


12/25/2019 02:00:00 AM


Tuesday, December 24, 2019

(12/24/2019 07:00:00 PM) - Al

Loves The Bee.


12/24/2019 07:00:00 PM



(12/24/2019 06:19:00 PM) - Al

She is hilariously inept.

At least she's a native American...oh wait...


12/24/2019 06:19:00 PM



(12/24/2019 02:00:00 PM) - Al

If you need help, you have a serious problem.


12/24/2019 02:00:00 PM



(12/24/2019 12:42:00 PM) - Al

I'll schedule a few posts for later today and Xmas, but I wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas (we can say it again, but me being me, I never quit!) and a very happy holiday season.

I stopped in at Walgreen's and Walmart this AM and both were packed.

Unexpectedly. Coincidence. Shrug.


12/24/2019 12:42:00 PM


Monday, December 23, 2019

(12/23/2019 07:30:00 PM) - Al

Readers asked who I like for 3B with Hernandez signed. Who I like is not the same as who Stearns does...though Smoak was an obvious fit, as was Sogard.

The thing about Stearns is he seems to look for value more than a type of player, so much of it depends on what the players sign for. I will list my top FA 3B, and maybe a trade target or two.

Asdrubal Cabrera--75 simple runs created
Todd Frazier--75
Jedd Gyorko--74
Matt Duffy--73
---
Starlin Castro --68
Pablo Sandoval--66
Logan Forsythe--65
Neil Walker--65
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Brock Holt--60
Yangervis Solarte--60
Eduardo Nunez--56

It is easy to separate them into 3 groups. Simple runs created is simply 500 x projected SLG x projected OBP +/- defensive runs based on UZR and DRS.

Thoughts?

--Cabrera and Frazier are mentioned often...but you hardly ever hear about Gyorko and Duffy. The latter two can both play SS too. Asdrubal can play elsewhere, but while solid at 3B, is just mediocre at 2B/SS.

--Oddly, the top 4 are all good in the field at 3B too. That's rare.

--Castro is often sought after by fans...but he is in the exact same range as players that will be far cheaper. It is interesting that Starlin hadn't played 3B since 2008, and only played 45 games there then.

--Holt's claim to fame seems to be playing in Boston and versatility, as his numbers are not all that good for a 3B.


Not to be overly dull, but any of the top 8 listed above, for market value or as a bargain signing, would be a good fit. I like Holt more than I should because he can play almost anywhere, but his offense would be well below average unless he is playing middle infield.






12/23/2019 07:30:00 PM



(12/23/2019 06:58:00 PM) - Al

They're doing the exact opposite of what they should. It ain't working.

Imagine that.


12/23/2019 06:58:00 PM



(12/23/2019 05:12:00 PM) - Al

The Crew has been mentioned several times as a potential suitor for Hill. I doubt this will deter them, as he is a likely minor league deal or one year major league contract type.


12/23/2019 05:12:00 PM



(12/23/2019 04:30:00 PM) - Al

Loves it when they go too far.

And they ALWAYS go too far.


12/23/2019 04:30:00 PM



(12/23/2019 03:55:00 PM) - Al

Too bad many are too grumpy to acknowledge it.

Prosperity sucks. Icky.

There is hardly anyone working today in Wausau, except the service industries, of course. Most factories are only working THU/FRI...some are off all week. The streets were empty, like a SUN morning. Stores packed. Restaurants nearly full.

Imagine hating the fact this is a result of people keeping more money that they earn. Wow.


12/23/2019 03:55:00 PM



(12/23/2019 03:43:00 PM) - Al

Happy Hanukkah to all Ramblings readers.

My knowledge of it is pretty much limited to the classic Adam Sandler song. 7 crazy nights left.

Paul Newman's half Jewish, and Goldie Hawn's half too. Put them together, what a fine looking Jew!

That song would never make it on the air today. The left is too woke to laugh ya know.


12/23/2019 03:43:00 PM



(12/23/2019 03:18:00 PM) - Al

Shoppers spent 8% more ($2.5B) more on Saturday than than they did on Black Friday.

DAMN IT!!!!!

If only they would have been too busy standing in line for bread...


12/23/2019 03:18:00 PM



(12/23/2019 02:00:00 PM) - Al

Of course it did. You can't alter supply without affecting demand.

The libs don't like it, but they insist it doesn't exist. It shows their ignorance.


12/23/2019 02:00:00 PM



(12/23/2019 12:30:00 PM) - Al

Next time, it will work perfectly.


12/23/2019 12:30:00 PM



(12/23/2019 11:59:00 AM) - Al

My sleeper choice to play 3B, Cesar Hernandez, is signing with the Tribe. I doubt if he was ever an option for MIL, but I have always liked him. 


12/23/2019 11:59:00 AM



(12/23/2019 11:00:00 AM) - Al

He misspelled "administration."


12/23/2019 11:00:00 AM



(12/23/2019 10:30:00 AM) - Al

Compare this to "We hate you, but we need more of your money."


12/23/2019 10:30:00 AM



(12/23/2019 08:30:00 AM) - Al

The conspiracy nuts are looking dumber by the day.


12/23/2019 08:30:00 AM



(12/23/2019 07:00:00 AM) - Al

The president usually has about 20k in the hall and another 10k outside watching on a big screen.

Don't worry Joe...maybe if you pay a few more, next time you'll get an even hundred.


12/23/2019 07:00:00 AM



(12/23/2019 06:00:00 AM) - Al

On pace to have the busiest month at Ramblings since JAN. Not sure if it is related to the plethora of recent Brewers' signings, or my improved work of late.

Yep, must be the signings.


12/23/2019 06:00:00 AM


Sunday, December 22, 2019

(12/22/2019 08:00:00 PM) - Al

I was told women never lie...


12/22/2019 08:00:00 PM



(12/22/2019 03:47:00 PM) - Al

Heyman and Rosenthal saying Yankees still after Hader and Miguel Andujar could be made part of an offer. MA is very weak at 3B (-29 UZR/150, -25 DRS; Braun was -43 UZR/150 and -32 DRS) but has exceptional power and will still be only 25.

Andujar won't get it done on his own, but I could see Stearns taking him and a couple youngsters and hoping Andujar can be coached up to only being below average, while developing some OBP.


12/22/2019 03:47:00 PM



(12/22/2019 03:00:00 PM) - Al

A good economy helps the poor far more than the wealthy. Common sense tells you that...if only the old media used that instead of bias.


12/22/2019 03:00:00 PM



(12/22/2019 11:00:00 AM) - Al

They committed suicide by lying. Don't blame me for laughing at the obituary.


12/22/2019 11:00:00 AM



(12/22/2019 08:00:00 AM) - Al

I've been explaining this for over a year. Evangelicals know they have 2 choices, and they always choose "not the liberal" in huge numbers.


12/22/2019 08:00:00 AM



(12/22/2019 05:30:00 AM) - Al

This is so easy it's stunning some do not get it.


12/22/2019 05:30:00 AM



(12/22/2019 02:00:00 AM) - Al

It's hard to keep stuff straight when you're senile as hell.


12/22/2019 02:00:00 AM


Saturday, December 21, 2019

(12/21/2019 08:00:00 PM) - Al

As many have noted, Russia is an oil/gas and logging exporter. Nothing has hurt them more than President Trump's easing of regulations which had led to an explosion of growth in fracking, exploring, drilling, and lumber industries in the USA, which has crushed their economy.

I'll type slowly do the liberals among us can understand...


12/21/2019 08:00:00 PM



(12/21/2019 07:22:00 PM) - Al

Dallas Keuchel signs 3y/$56M deal with White Sox.

I thought he'd only get 2 years and about $16M per. Too long and too much is the norm.


12/21/2019 07:22:00 PM



(12/21/2019 02:30:00 PM) - Al

Next thing you'll tell me is bullying behavior does not endear the public to you.


12/21/2019 02:30:00 PM



(12/21/2019 01:00:00 PM) - Al

Let's not forget, the "ok sign" being racist was a joke started on a message board years ago. No one believes it...except the old media, which makes up news every day because they hate reporting the truth.

They are complete morons who biased and corrupt. And they hate the fact the public has figured it out.


12/21/2019 01:00:00 PM



(12/21/2019 11:30:00 AM) - Al

It's hard to imagine Pelosi caring about the Constitution too.


12/21/2019 11:30:00 AM



(12/21/2019 10:30:00 AM) - Al

They're such hypocrites.


12/21/2019 10:30:00 AM



(12/21/2019 10:00:00 AM) - Al

The old media has been doing this for over two decades. It's a shame but we all now it.


12/21/2019 10:00:00 AM



(12/21/2019 08:30:00 AM) - Al

Food deserts have always been fake. But with grocery delivery (and Walmart pickup...even those that cannot walk can get an Uber, taxi, or friend to pick up their yummies and take them home), it's ridiculous.


12/21/2019 08:30:00 AM



(12/21/2019 06:30:00 AM) - Al

This thread is hellishly damaging to a particular political party.

Negative nellies gonna be negative. Luckily, most do not want to be like them.


12/21/2019 06:30:00 AM



(12/21/2019 02:30:00 AM) - Al

The irony? The Dems spent money like mad...but because miserly because they know the military despised them.


12/21/2019 02:30:00 AM


Friday, December 20, 2019

(12/20/2019 09:00:00 PM) - Al

I love the fact the president has given conservatives a backbone.


12/20/2019 09:00:00 PM



(12/20/2019 06:42:00 PM) - Al

Sogard, meanwhile, is expected to play a role similar to the one he filled with the Brewers in 2017 and '18 -- namely shifting between third, shortstop and second base.

A left-handed hitter, he could serve as part of a platoon with the right-handed-hitting Healy at third were the Brewers to stand pat at the position.

"The great thing about Eric and so many of our infielders is they have the ability to play multiple positions," Stearns said. "As our roster stands right now, I would imagine Eric’s going to see some time at third base but that positional versatility allows Craig (Counsell) to mix and match and it’s going to allow us to put guys in different places to hopefully be successful over the course of the season depending on what our needs are."--JS


Stearns seems to feel they will be adding another 3B...unless they don't. 

There are about a dozen 3B still available...maybe 15-20 if you include guys like Cesar Hernandez and others that "could" play there but are not 3B by trade. About half of them hit LH (or from both sides), which would seem to be preferred, based on wanting lineup balance and Miller Park supposedly being LH friendly. And, of course, any number of 3B may be available via trade. 


12/20/2019 06:42:00 PM



(12/20/2019 06:09:00 PM) - Al

I think they said President Trump raised more last week than all but 1 or 2 of the Dem candidates have in the bank.

I'm so glad they know better!


12/20/2019 06:09:00 PM



(12/20/2019 04:00:00 PM) - Al

If it's damaging to the left, no one ever hears of it again.

See Fast and Furious and pallets of cash to Iran.


12/20/2019 04:00:00 PM



(12/20/2019 03:30:00 PM) - Al

If we get lucky, they'll impeach him again.


12/20/2019 03:30:00 PM



(12/20/2019 03:00:00 PM) - Al

Too busy complaining about his success.


12/20/2019 03:00:00 PM



(12/20/2019 02:00:00 PM) - Al

I hope they never stop talking.

Easy to say when your crackhead son gets paid to get your daughter in law pregnant...but not the one he's married to.


12/20/2019 02:00:00 PM



(12/20/2019 01:06:00 PM) - Al

Heh. If only someone with an ounce of common sense would have said this right away.

Everyone did...except for a few negative nellies. All of a certain party.


12/20/2019 01:06:00 PM



(12/20/2019 01:05:00 PM) - Al

I just heard this morning that for millions of Americans, this is the last workday until JAN6. For about double that, it's the last workday until JAN2.

If only we were socialists...think how much more time we'd have to stand in line. Bread and toilet paper for months!!

This would be funny if it wasn't so sad.


12/20/2019 01:05:00 PM



(12/20/2019 12:52:00 PM) - Al

Heh.

That's different because shut up.


12/20/2019 12:52:00 PM



(12/20/2019 12:47:00 PM) - Al

This pitcher's K rate and options would seemingly make him attractive to Stearns and the front office.


12/20/2019 12:47:00 PM



(12/20/2019 12:30:00 PM) - Al

And I thought I married up.


12/20/2019 12:30:00 PM



(12/20/2019 11:30:00 AM) - Al

What a buffoon.


12/20/2019 11:30:00 AM



(12/20/2019 11:00:00 AM) - Al

I find it funny that something as stellar as Obamacare has lost enrollment every single year.

That often happens when the thing in question really, really sucks.


12/20/2019 11:00:00 AM



(12/20/2019 10:00:00 AM) - Al

I love the way they think stuff like this is important.

Thank goodness. This is why the map is so red.


12/20/2019 10:00:00 AM



(12/20/2019 08:00:00 AM) - Al

The Rambling son and I are going to the new Star Wars film on TUE24.

The Rambling wife will then join us for Spies In Disguise on WED25, after which we will have dinner at the local Chinese place, continuing our tradition, sparked by A Christmas Story.

I used to go to movies all the time on my weekday off when I worked retail in the Twin Cities, mostly to action films and stupid comedies the Rambling wife had no interest in. The Rambling wife and I often went on SAT as well. Still, I don't think I've ever been to the movies two days in a row in my life.


12/20/2019 08:00:00 AM



(12/20/2019 07:30:00 AM) - Al

Lucky he remembers to start with #1.


12/20/2019 07:30:00 AM



(12/20/2019 06:30:00 AM) - Al

A wise man said nothing hurts the left more than the facts.

Funny, I'm never embarrassed to have someone repeat anything I say. It's almost as if I'm not the 2nd stupidest person in the world.

{Yes, Greta is by far the stupidest.}


12/20/2019 06:30:00 AM



(12/20/2019 03:00:00 AM) - Al

The Bee used to be satire. Not anymore.


12/20/2019 03:00:00 AM


Thursday, December 19, 2019

(12/19/2019 10:00:00 PM) - Al

67% of Americans are 100% correct.


12/19/2019 10:00:00 PM



(12/19/2019 08:49:00 PM) - Al

Kyle Korver has the prettiest 3 point shot ever.


12/19/2019 08:49:00 PM



(12/19/2019 07:00:00 PM) - Al

And the dead ones too.


12/19/2019 07:00:00 PM



(12/19/2019 04:30:00 PM) - Al

I hope they never stop talking.


12/19/2019 04:30:00 PM



(12/19/2019 03:00:00 PM) - Al

Let's overlook the fact he's a racist...


12/19/2019 03:00:00 PM



(12/19/2019 01:30:00 PM) - Al

I hate them all. I am proud to do so.

Remember, they never take sides.


12/19/2019 01:30:00 PM



(12/19/2019 12:30:00 PM) - Al

Painfully dishonest. Worth your time.


12/19/2019 12:30:00 PM



(12/19/2019 12:00:00 PM) - Al

I'm serious...you could bake cookies on the sidewalk I tell ya!


12/19/2019 12:00:00 PM



(12/19/2019 11:06:00 AM) - Al

A couple hours ago, I thought Smoak was a LH hitter. He is far better from the left hand side, but he is a switch hitter. 

Stearns is basically doing what the A's have done for ages...score runs by being deep, not with great hitters. 

I did the math this morning. If You go by 2020 projections, Moustakas is worth about 10-12 runs more than Sogard. I promise you many casuals would say that it's closer to 50. 

Many casuals would be wrong. 


12/19/2019 11:06:00 AM



(12/19/2019 10:30:00 AM) - Al

These numbers keep staying consistent rally after rally.


12/19/2019 10:30:00 AM



(12/19/2019 10:06:00 AM) - Al

I would guess that puts the 25 man roster at about $24M less than last year. I would guess they still add an arm or two that they consider to be good value also. 

I keep thinking Dallas Keuchel could fall to their price range. Many seem to think he'll get a 3 year deal. I do not. Longer deals are for aces, not the rest. 


12/19/2019 10:06:00 AM



(12/19/2019 10:00:00 AM) - Al

They're so bad at this.


12/19/2019 10:00:00 AM



(12/19/2019 09:49:00 AM) - Al

Brewers close to deal with Justin Smoak.

I think a wise man mentioned adding a LH hitting 1B to give them 5 players for 4 spots (OF/1B)...when all are healthy, of course.

This gives them 12 position players all but guaranteed a spot on the 26 man roster. They will probably carry 13. I would guess a 3B or middle infielder will be added, though it may well be on a minor league pact.

1y/$5M with an option. Stearns continues to dig through the marked down produce for good product that others turn don't want because the rind is imperfect.


12/19/2019 09:49:00 AM



(12/19/2019 09:30:00 AM) - Al

The crash was as inevitable as the wokeness.


12/19/2019 09:30:00 AM



(12/19/2019 08:30:00 AM) - Al

I have to agree. She got more headlines than anyone. She knows how to make the most of a situation much like President Trump.


12/19/2019 08:30:00 AM


Wednesday, December 18, 2019

(12/18/2019 03:41:00 PM) - Al

Call me jaded, but every time the casual fans don't like a move, I love it even more. Lindblom, Anderson, Healy, and Sogard combined cost less than Moustakas.

Look back to what they said when Hader was promoted from Colorado Springs with a 5 ERA. Houser and Woodruff should be DFA'd they said.

I'm not saying they're always wrong. They don't need my help.


12/18/2019 03:41:00 PM



(12/18/2019 03:35:00 PM) - Al

It's not really that cold, I guess.

Must be a lot of SUV's in northern Canada...


12/18/2019 03:35:00 PM



(12/18/2019 03:30:00 PM) - Al

He misspelled "everything."

I'm not saying they are miserable people. They don't need my help.


12/18/2019 03:30:00 PM



(12/18/2019 02:00:00 PM) - Al

Lower taxes, fewer regulations, and giving a damn is a helluva drug.


12/18/2019 02:00:00 PM



(12/18/2019 01:07:00 PM) - Al

Sogard signs with Crew. There's the backup to 2B/SS that hits LH, and of course he can play 1B/3B/OF as well, though his offense is weak in those spots. He and Healy might well be the guys penciled into play 3B. 

I have always liked Eric. Nice OBP. Good D.


12/18/2019 01:07:00 PM



(12/18/2019 12:30:00 PM) - Al

If only a wise man could have predicted this.

Luckily for us, the left always does the exact opposite of what they should do.


12/18/2019 12:30:00 PM



(12/18/2019 11:00:00 AM) - Al

A wise man has been saying this for ages.


12/18/2019 11:00:00 AM



(12/18/2019 09:00:00 AM) - Al

She's a moron's moron.


12/18/2019 09:00:00 AM



(12/18/2019 05:30:00 AM) - Al

DAMN IT!!!!!

Booming economy. Undeniable optimism.

This is why they make up silly lies. Imagine hating your country that much.


12/18/2019 05:30:00 AM


Tuesday, December 17, 2019

(12/17/2019 08:24:00 PM) - Al

Healy has minor league options but will be given a chance to make the team, per Stearns.

One thing I did notice was he has played for SEA and OAK, 2 teams that play in pitcher's parks. But he had far better numbers at home despite this. However, as a player with 40% of hits for extra bases in his career, he would appear made for Miller Park.


12/17/2019 08:24:00 PM



(12/17/2019 06:25:00 PM) - Al

Healy does look to have skills, but is a RH bat and while OK at 1B defensively, is only passable at 3B.

Looks like a pure value signing. He'd be below average at 1B or 3B, but he's far better than replacement level. I would guess he has an option too. He hits LHP and RHP almost at an identical clip, so he was brought in as a lefty masher or platoon guy...at least not solely for thst purpose. 


12/17/2019 06:25:00 PM



(12/17/2019 12:34:00 PM) - Al

Garcia says he was told he will mostly play LF, maybe some CF when Cain gets a day off. Yeluch will play RF.

Garcia has an above average arm and has played mostly RF. Yelich has an average arm at most. 

Braun would seemingly be at 1B much of the time, and the idea of the team bringing in a LH hitting 1B for rest and as a defensive replacement seems to be a sure thing. 

Thames or a similar type player would, in effect, give them 5 players to fill 4 spots. Because said player is slated to be a reserve much of the time probably means they will wait for the flush 1B to thin out, and sign a player for a minimal amount. 

It looks like Gamel's playing time will be most affected, but, as we all know, injuries happen. Cain and Braun are both older. Yelich has a back issue. Add in 2 catchers, you basically have 5 position players left to play 2B/SS/3B. Hiura and Urias probably have a couple of them sewn up. 

3B remains the big hole left to fill, and we will probably see more pitchers added also...especially on minor leave deals with invites to spring training. 

Their waiver priority is low, but I would expect them to pick up an arm or three in that manner too...mostly guys with options left. Supposedly, pitchers will have to stay down 15 days this season, and some have said it will end the shuttle. My contrarian view? It will lead to more players being involved in the back and forth. 


12/17/2019 12:34:00 PM



(12/17/2019 09:00:00 AM) - Al

Awwww.

The Rambling dog has been gone for 5 years. I miss him every damn day.

Hug that little guy tight young man.

Story below.



Image


12/17/2019 09:00:00 AM



(12/17/2019 05:30:00 AM) - Al

Except the Dems. They give him a standing ovation every chance they get.

No, they ain't out of touch at all.


12/17/2019 05:30:00 AM



(12/17/2019 02:30:00 AM) - Al

Not to self: Eskimo now a bad word.

It is? Golly.


12/17/2019 02:30:00 AM


Monday, December 16, 2019

(12/16/2019 05:21:00 PM) - Al

Garcia-------.337/.473, 810 OPS, $10M average per season
Moustakas--.319/.498, 817 OPS, $16M average per season

I'm the first to point out 2B/3B is far more difficult to play defensively. That said, those that feel Garcia making $10M a season is way too much aren't paying attention to the market.

Stats are last 3 seasons. FYI.


12/16/2019 05:21:00 PM



(12/16/2019 04:06:00 PM) - Al

Garcia to sign in MIL. 2y/$20M. 

I am sure he will be expected to start in a corner OF spot. 


12/16/2019 04:06:00 PM



(12/16/2019 03:30:00 PM) - Al

I hope they never stop talking.


12/16/2019 03:30:00 PM



(12/16/2019 02:30:00 PM) - Al

He doesn't believe in supply and demand either.


12/16/2019 02:30:00 PM



(12/16/2019 01:30:00 PM) - Al

A reminder...Biden was stupid before he was sick.


12/16/2019 01:30:00 PM



(12/16/2019 11:30:00 AM) - Al

Think how long this dude has been waiting by the phone.

Proof everyone gets a job in President Trump's booming economy.

:):)


12/16/2019 11:30:00 AM



(12/16/2019 10:30:00 AM) - Al

Liars lie. Greta is a liar.

Hence...

It will be fun to watch her fail. As all the other charlatans have.


12/16/2019 10:30:00 AM



(12/16/2019 10:09:00 AM) - Al

Brewers in "advanced" talks with Avisail Garcia. That likely means the money and terms have been agreed to, though maybe they are working out details such as how much per year and the like. 

Of course, nothing is a sure thing until the physical is complete. But a betting man would pencil in Garcia in LF or RF in MIL for 2020. 


12/16/2019 10:09:00 AM



(12/16/2019 09:30:00 AM) - Al

Now show me Barry's 8 year list.


12/16/2019 09:30:00 AM


Sunday, December 15, 2019

(12/15/2019 03:00:00 PM) - Al

Good for him.


12/15/2019 03:00:00 PM



(12/15/2019 01:00:00 PM) - Al

A wise man hopes they never stop this farce. Please!


12/15/2019 01:00:00 PM



(12/15/2019 10:30:00 AM) - Al

Funny, I didn't see a single patriot kneeling...

They have every right to kneel. And I have every right to point out that they are asses for doing so.

If you don't love it, you're welcome to leave.


12/15/2019 10:30:00 AM



(12/15/2019 07:00:00 AM) - Al

Nothing is worse than someone who tells the truth.


12/15/2019 07:00:00 AM



(12/15/2019 01:30:00 AM) - Al

Merry Xmas to our troops and their families.

The left is still reeling from the applause and love shown President Trump at the Army/Navy game, which included playing the Rocky theme as he left the field after the coin toss. Now this.

Good days are bad days when you're a Dem.


12/15/2019 01:30:00 AM


Saturday, December 14, 2019

(12/14/2019 10:30:00 PM) - Al

Minor league baseball wants to continue on the glorious relationship they currently have, in which they pay for nothing and just collect the gate.

MLB does not. Go figure.


12/14/2019 10:30:00 PM



(12/14/2019 07:30:00 PM) - Al

They always revert back to violence.

Because they know better.


12/14/2019 07:30:00 PM



(12/14/2019 02:30:00 PM) - Al

She's so bad at this. The old media always covers for horrible people. Every single time.


12/14/2019 02:30:00 PM



(12/14/2019 12:00:00 PM) - Al

Tebow has this wedding planning down pat. 

1. I recall I asked for the day off work. The Rambling wife did the rest.

2. She seems nice. Too bad she's so homely.

3. The joke's on Tim. I bet she's no more than an above average cook!


12/14/2019 12:00:00 PM



(12/14/2019 11:05:00 AM) - Al

Rosenthal also says Yankees still trying for Hader. No progress. It would look like a Yelich return, only with a better top prospect or player with plenty of team control. The Crew ain't settling for Lewis Bronson...though some would say Isan Diaz was really the top player going back. 


12/14/2019 11:05:00 AM



(12/14/2019 10:23:00 AM) - Al

Rosenthal says Crew is "working hard" to finalize a deal with Garcia. 


12/14/2019 10:23:00 AM



(12/14/2019 09:00:00 AM) - Al

The Occupy bastards are still at it.

Still no jobs either. Still gutless. Still losers.


12/14/2019 09:00:00 AM



(12/14/2019 07:30:00 AM) - Al

Remember Hank Reid changing the rules so they didn't need 60 votes to proceed? He never even thought about the shoe being on the other foot.

They won't here either. The left is selfish and clueless. And I'll laugh and laugh and laugh and laugh. The hell with them.


12/14/2019 07:30:00 AM


Friday, December 13, 2019

(12/13/2019 08:44:00 PM) - Al

Avisail Garcia close to a deal with MIL, per Jose Rivera.

If accurate, it would seem to indicate Braun will be playing a lot of 1B in 2020.

Garcia is a statistical twin of Yasiel Puig, per a gent on Twitter. RH hitter, average in LF/RF per UZR, below average per DRS...though much of that comes from terrible numbers in the 2015 season. Projected at .327/.464 in 2020...almost exactly MLB average for LF/RF.


12/13/2019 08:44:00 PM



(12/13/2019 07:30:00 PM) - Al

I spent a decade and a half as a retail manager. Allow me to give you some advice. If you live in a suburban or small town, tomorrow will be the busiest shopping day of the year. Don't even think about it unless you hate yourself.

If you live in an urban srea...especially not a great neighborhood, SAT21 will be the busiest. SUN22 will be awful too, during the peak 11-6 time frame at least.


12/13/2019 07:30:00 PM



(12/13/2019 06:40:00 PM) - Al

Brewers sign Brett Anderson.

Anderson does not fit the Stearns' mold, as he is not known for missing bats. He pitched far better on the road despite pitching in pitcher friendly Sewage Stadium in OAK, an oddity to say the least. Anderson was excellent versus LH hitters, meaning that if the Crew finds itself in contention and adds SP's, using Brett as a middle relief guy like they did Suter last year, following a RH SP, would make perfect sense.

This kind of shows Stearns looks for value anywhere, even if the player does not "fit" perfectly. It also means if they add more SP's they will probably be swingmen or lesser/unproven types, as while we all know they will have injuries and ineffectiveness, any quality SP wants to be promised a rotation spot, or at least to have first crack at one.

As of today, their Opening Day payroll would be less than $90M. It seems very likely money will be spent, at 1B/3B and pitching as well.


12/13/2019 06:40:00 PM



(12/13/2019 02:30:00 PM) - Al

Actions speak far louder than words.


12/13/2019 02:30:00 PM



(12/13/2019 02:00:00 PM) - Al

Answer: Because they are filled with hate and jealousy.


12/13/2019 02:00:00 PM



(12/13/2019 01:30:00 PM) - Al

It's the end of the world as we know it.

But I feel fine.

Negative nellies gonna be negative. This is what happens when you live in the wealthiest society in the history of the planet...those who are full of envy and hatred still find something to complain about.

I would invest in beef futures. Because they're always wrong. Always.


12/13/2019 01:30:00 PM



(12/13/2019 01:00:00 PM) - Al

Loves the Bee. Making fun of that twirp never gets old.


12/13/2019 01:00:00 PM



(12/13/2019 11:30:00 AM) - Al

It's so much fun watching them wonder why the stupid rubes just don't understand they need to hand over more of their money so the elites can help the stupid rubes.


12/13/2019 11:30:00 AM



(12/13/2019 10:30:00 AM) - Al

Amen.

And to hell with those who would do anything to damage the greatest nation to ever exist on the planet in their quest for power.


12/13/2019 10:30:00 AM



(12/13/2019 09:00:00 AM) - Al

The old Occupy SOB's continue to make waves.

All bad, of course. Because they're terrible people.


12/13/2019 09:00:00 AM



(12/13/2019 07:30:00 AM) - Al




Every Dems' solution to ending violence.


12/13/2019 07:30:00 AM



(12/13/2019 04:00:00 AM) - Al

The old media wrote it's own obit by doing this crap.

That's a shame.


12/13/2019 04:00:00 AM



(12/13/2019 01:00:00 AM) - Al

This.

If you don't want some stupid fool called a stupid fool, tell that stupid fool to shut the hell up and quit lying.


12/13/2019 01:00:00 AM


Thursday, December 12, 2019

(12/12/2019 08:30:00 PM) - Al

If it ain't on a script, she is helpless.


12/12/2019 08:30:00 PM



(12/12/2019 07:01:00 PM) - Al

Maybe she used native American math...

$1T here, $1T there, pretty soon, you're talking about real money.


12/12/2019 07:01:00 PM



(12/12/2019 04:00:00 PM) - Al

Imagine the luck! More time to stand in bread lines.


12/12/2019 04:00:00 PM



(12/12/2019 03:30:00 PM) - Al

I sense a bit of a pattern here.

Keep it up CNN. You're doing a fine job.

Bwahahahaha!


12/12/2019 03:30:00 PM



(12/12/2019 03:00:00 PM) - Al

Snopes knows how damaging the Bee is.

And yes, they are negative nellies who hate to laugh as well.


12/12/2019 03:00:00 PM



(12/12/2019 02:30:00 PM) - Al

Unexpectedly. Coincidence. Good luck.


12/12/2019 02:30:00 PM



(12/12/2019 01:30:00 PM) - Al

Best fake cover EVER!


12/12/2019 01:30:00 PM



(12/12/2019 01:00:00 PM) - Al

I read a couple military message boards. There are many who have left the military and gone into law enforcement. Their anger is overwhelming. They are disgusted and all say nasty things about the "paper pushers" and management in DC, because they believe in their fellow agents in field offices.


12/12/2019 01:00:00 PM



(12/12/2019 12:30:00 PM) - Al

And the left still insists they need more money.

Oof. Cut 10% a year for 4 years. And then get serious about it.

I realize some might have to cut back to a 2.5 hour lunch. Awww.


12/12/2019 12:30:00 PM



(12/12/2019 12:00:00 PM) - Al

I've lived in the upper Midwest my entire life. I have 2 (or maybe 3, depending if I have water at the time) of these in my car.

By the way, it's impossible to always have a full tank of gas. I try and keep mine at least 1/4th full, and I'm probably in the 99th percentile. If I had a dollar for every person who only puts $5 or $10 in at a time, I'd never have to pay for gas again.


12/12/2019 12:00:00 PM



(12/12/2019 11:41:00 AM) - Al

Brewers lose no one and take no one in the major league portion of the Rule 5.

Surprisingly, the casuals that have been insisting they would lose top prospects were...incorrect. As they have been every single year.




12/12/2019 11:41:00 AM



(12/12/2019 11:30:00 AM) - Al

They lied about him for 3 years. You'd cover it up too.

The FISA warrant was obtained by using a falsified document. As many of us non hacks pointed out for ages, Russia was a hoax. The impeachment is the Dems saying the president did something that Biden admitted to, and yet the theory is, the president should not ask for Biden to be investigated.

It's all buffoonery. They suck at this. And, allow me to point out, they are terrible people. I'm very happy they are not on my side. The hell with all of them.


12/12/2019 11:30:00 AM



(12/12/2019 11:00:00 AM) - Al

My guess is technical problems...

CNN is a punchline to every joke told.


12/12/2019 11:00:00 AM



(12/12/2019 10:30:00 AM) - Al

I would vote for the devil himself over any Dem.

Insert your own Hillary joke here...


12/12/2019 10:30:00 AM



(12/12/2019 10:19:00 AM) - Al

The Crew would get more than they gave up for Yelich. They would get at least one top prospect and probably two (or young major leaguers), plus several lesser prospects.


12/12/2019 10:19:00 AM



(12/12/2019 10:00:00 AM) - Al

Coincidence. Perfectly legit.

Heh. What a crock. They are terrible people. Every damn one of them.


12/12/2019 10:00:00 AM



(12/12/2019 09:26:00 AM) - Al

Conservative women are always more attractive. Look what happened to Alyssa Milano.


12/12/2019 09:26:00 AM



(12/12/2019 07:00:00 AM) - Al

The Rule 5 draft is today. I'll throw 7 names out there I think the Crew might consider:

Thomas Burrows
Luis Oviedo
Jordan Sheffield
Steven Fuentes
Dany Jimenez
Eric Filia
Forrest Wall

I won't bother with in depth scouting reports, but Burrows is a loogy, the next 4 are high ceiling RHP's with potential and high K numbers, Filia is a lefty hitting 1B/OF who walks more than he strikes out and has had a stellar OBP in AA and AAA, but has had trouble with "drugs of abuse" and has been suspended 3 times in the minors; and Wall is a 2B/OF who is a former 1st round pick who is a fine athlete and has OBP skills.


12/12/2019 07:00:00 AM


Wednesday, December 11, 2019

(12/11/2019 10:02:00 PM) - Al

Brewers were in on Tanner Roark before he signed elsewhere. I've always liked him for what he is, a solid but unspectacular SP.


12/11/2019 10:02:00 PM



(12/11/2019 09:07:00 PM) - Al

The Crew does not have any sure fire guys at the upper levels.

Know what? Suter was not one either. Neither was Woodruff or Houser. Many casuals insisted the 2 pitchers should be taken off the 40 to make room for others in fact.


12/11/2019 09:07:00 PM



(12/11/2019 08:00:00 PM) - Al

Now Time's selection of that moron little brat makes sense!

It's not fake? Oof.


12/11/2019 08:00:00 PM



(12/11/2019 06:53:00 PM) - Al

Brewers sign Josh Lindblom to a low risk 3y/$9M contract with incentives. Note that his spin rate is very high. Stearns and the analytics team look for that because, in their mind at least, it is currently undervalued. Good BB/K ratio, low HR/9 as well...both well known Stearns' favorites.

This reminds me of the Aoki and the Thames signing. They saw upside with these players...but signed them for an amount that would not break the bank even if they ended up being reserves, or in Josh's case, a reliever.

He reminds me of a RH Suter...while I agree with Adam he is penciled into the rotation, if they end up in contention, he may be an effective multi inning bullpen arm should they add SP's at the deadline and experience good health.


12/11/2019 06:53:00 PM



(12/11/2019 06:00:00 PM) - Al

Nate Silver probably has it tied....


12/11/2019 06:00:00 PM



(12/11/2019 04:13:00 PM) - Al

Dem approval at 28%. Blacks at 31%.

This is why they make up falsehoods and the like. They're terrified.


12/11/2019 04:13:00 PM



(12/11/2019 04:10:00 PM) - Al

So? Don't they understand? He's a Republican!


12/11/2019 04:10:00 PM



(12/11/2019 02:42:00 PM) - Al

Brewers among teams in on Kyle Calhoun, formerly of the Angels.

He has played 9 games at 1B, so I guess you could refer to him as a 1B/OF. 


12/11/2019 02:42:00 PM



(12/11/2019 02:30:00 PM) - Al

Funny because it's true.


12/11/2019 02:30:00 PM



(12/11/2019 01:30:00 PM) - Al

This is why they're so scared.


12/11/2019 01:30:00 PM



(12/11/2019 12:00:00 PM) - Al

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The difference is, of course...like Biden, they have no qualms about actually doing what they accuse others of doing.


12/11/2019 12:00:00 PM



(12/11/2019 10:30:00 AM) - Al

The hell with them.

They deserve the sh*tholes they create.


12/11/2019 10:30:00 AM



(12/11/2019 09:00:00 AM) - Al

He's correct.


12/11/2019 09:00:00 AM



(12/11/2019 03:00:00 AM) - Al

They're such hypocrites. Just terrible, terrible people.


12/11/2019 03:00:00 AM



(12/11/2019 02:17:00 AM) - Al

Counsell tells the JS that Braun will play some 1B, but he will not be the main 1B. Many reports that Thames and Crew close to a reunion as well. 


12/11/2019 02:17:00 AM


Tuesday, December 10, 2019

(12/10/2019 08:32:00 PM) - Al

David Stearns said he still has "pretty broad" list of options as he searches for help at 1B and 3B. "We have opportunities there and we continue to work through a number of possibilities here at the meetings. I like where we stand with our options at both positions. Thames remains an option.--JS

There are literally a dozen 1B available. Many as good or better than Thames...including Thames himself. 


12/10/2019 08:32:00 PM



(12/10/2019 06:15:00 PM) - Al

I may be the only one, but I would love for the Brewers to talk to Cesar Hernandez on a 1-2 year deal if he is willing to play 3B. He's a switch hitter and he's always had an outstanding OBP. He would also provide insurance against Hiura having more arm trouble, which we forget, he missed significant time with just a while ago.

Let's not forget...the 3B plays in short RF a good percentage of the time when they shift.


12/10/2019 06:15:00 PM



(12/10/2019 06:01:00 PM) - Al

Giants signs Gausman, Phillies ink Gregorious. Two Crew targets sign elsewhere, though I admit, I did not understand the fascination with Didi, at least with Urias in the fold.


12/10/2019 06:01:00 PM



(12/10/2019 04:00:00 PM) - Al

So? 40 people listened to Liz "Smoke Signals" Warren apologize for lying for 40 years about her heritage last weekend!

Maybe that's not the best argument...


12/10/2019 04:00:00 PM



(12/10/2019 03:46:00 PM) - Al

The Brewers would be a fit for any number of Pirates...Frazier, Bell, Marte, and a number of arms. I've mentioned Frazier as a target since before he in the bigs.


12/10/2019 03:46:00 PM



(12/10/2019 03:19:00 PM) - Al

Happ on the block, Crew among teams interested.

At $17M in 2020, and an easy to reach $17M vesting option for 2021 if JA can stay healthy, his value as a stand alone trade piece is minimal. Seems likely the Yankees will have to attach a prospect or eat salary.


12/10/2019 03:19:00 PM



(12/10/2019 03:00:00 PM) - Al

Short answer? He's a liberal.


12/10/2019 03:00:00 PM



(12/10/2019 01:00:00 PM) - Al

Obviously, all wrong.

No one likes him.


12/10/2019 01:00:00 PM



(12/10/2019 12:00:00 PM) - Al

If only someone would have told them putting down the USA would, you know, turn off patriotic Americans.


12/10/2019 12:00:00 PM



(12/10/2019 11:30:00 AM) - Al

Sowell is brilliant. Government should do nothing far more often.


12/10/2019 11:30:00 AM



(12/10/2019 11:00:00 AM) - Al

Dershowitz is now despised by the left because he isn't willing to set aside his respect for the law for his hared of the president.

He just doesn't get it. I blame Russia.


12/10/2019 11:00:00 AM



(12/10/2019 10:00:00 AM) - Al

Rumor has it, he didn't even make fun of the Special Olympics like Barry...


12/10/2019 10:00:00 AM



(12/10/2019 09:28:00 AM) - Al

They're so bad at this.


12/10/2019 09:28:00 AM



(12/10/2019 09:21:00 AM) - Al

Stearns isn't very worried about a whole lot of things.

He plays his game and lets the casuals put together a $170M payroll that would still not win.


12/10/2019 09:21:00 AM



(12/10/2019 08:54:00 AM) - Al

Reports are that the Brewers are in on Gregorious, who may be willing to sign a one year contract to bet on himself, so to speak.

I have said before this would be a puzzler to me, as he would be an upgrade, but cost a fortune and not be a "big" upgrade at SS. It would also seemingly push Urias to 3B, where his expected offensive contributions would play at a below average clip.


12/10/2019 08:54:00 AM



(12/10/2019 08:00:00 AM) - Al

I bet this dude's son ain't a peach either.


12/10/2019 08:00:00 AM



(12/10/2019 07:00:00 AM) - Al

100% true.

The incentive to improve is minimal.


12/10/2019 07:00:00 AM



(12/10/2019 04:30:00 AM) - Al

But they'll nail health care. It will be without any problems at all...just like the DMV!


12/10/2019 04:30:00 AM



(12/10/2019 02:00:00 AM) - Al

Loves. Such clowns.


12/10/2019 02:00:00 AM



(12/10/2019 01:00:00 AM) - Al

I'm not saying they're terrible people...they don't need my help.


12/10/2019 01:00:00 AM


Monday, December 09, 2019

(12/09/2019 06:43:00 PM) - Al

If only there was a wise man who has been saying this for years.

If only.

They always do the exact opposite of what they should.


12/09/2019 06:43:00 PM



(12/09/2019 02:30:00 PM) - Al

The left just can't help it. They constantly embarrass themselves by wanting to control others.

Me? Do what you want to do. Just leave me alone. Because I do not like you. Nor do I care what others do, unless they are taking away freedom or safety from others, which is rare at best.


12/09/2019 02:30:00 PM



(12/09/2019 02:20:00 PM) - Al

Crew also claims versatile infielder Ronny Rodriguez off waivers. Decent pop in the minors, and hits LHP decently in the majors. Has played all 4 infield spots. 

Likely a platoon/reserve option.


12/09/2019 02:20:00 PM



(12/09/2019 02:12:00 PM) - Al

Brewers sign Alex Claudio to a 1y$1.75M deal. 

His value took a bit of a hit due to the 3 batter rule that starts next season.


12/09/2019 02:12:00 PM



(12/09/2019 02:00:00 PM) - Al

Thus is exactly how the coasts see the Midwest and South...and the entire country other than those that border an ocean.


12/09/2019 02:00:00 PM



(12/09/2019 01:30:00 PM) - Al

Imagine being so out of touch that you think a book with a sentence with 426k words is a great book.

Christ.

Don't do drugs kids. You stay in school.


12/09/2019 01:30:00 PM



(12/09/2019 01:12:00 PM) - Al

She's really pretty too.


12/09/2019 01:12:00 PM



(12/09/2019 01:03:00 PM) - Al

Heh. I think a wise man pointed this out last year too.


12/09/2019 01:03:00 PM



(12/09/2019 01:00:00 PM) - Al

It's easy to change your mind when you're a clueless hack.


12/09/2019 01:00:00 PM



(12/09/2019 12:18:00 PM) - Al

Bumgarner asking for 5y/$100M+. 

Doesn't hurt to ask, but that is a bundle for a pitcher with a ton of innings on his arm and entering his age 31 season. I don't think I'd go more than 3. 

Jimmy Nelson was healthy...until he wasn't. Don't poke the bear.


12/09/2019 12:18:00 PM



(12/09/2019 12:00:00 PM) - Al

The losses would be far higher, except their leader singlehandedly keeps the blackface industry in business.

Because they're far, far better people than us.


12/09/2019 12:00:00 PM



(12/09/2019 10:00:00 AM) - Al

The funny thing about the moron treehuggers who insist on this stupidity is they don't even realize that the flushed stuff goes to a sewage plant where it is treated and released into a body of water, where this goofy thing happens in that the sun pulls the water into the atmosphere and it later rains.

It's almost like a never ending cycle.


12/09/2019 10:00:00 AM



(12/09/2019 09:30:00 AM) - Al

Hillary ran ads that were meant to be against President Trump but ended up making him look brilliant on the economy and appear to be a strong leader (ironically, exactly how it's worked out).

Trust me, listening to buffoons like Macron and Blackface boy rip on the leader of the free world as they get sloshed will be looked at as a positive by the vast majority of the country.

They simply have no understanding how Americans think other than those in DC/NY/LA.


12/09/2019 09:30:00 AM



(12/09/2019 09:00:00 AM) - Al

I'm not really into artsy stuff, being an old guy from a small town in the Midwest. That said, I wonder if the buyer considered having their assistant buy the TWO items and a board and save...$11990.

$11990 here, $11990 there, and pretty soon you're talking about real money.


12/09/2019 09:00:00 AM



(12/09/2019 07:00:00 AM) - Al

I'm sure, at some point, a male ref has identified as a mom.

Very unthoughtful piece. The author should be held accountable and banned.

If only they were as woke as me...


12/09/2019 07:00:00 AM



(12/09/2019 05:30:00 AM) - Al

They are a biased, and ignorant lot.


12/09/2019 05:30:00 AM



(12/09/2019 04:30:00 AM) - Al

Who was in office for 8 of those 10 years?

Concidence. Bad luck. Unexpectedly.


12/09/2019 04:30:00 AM



(12/09/2019 12:30:00 AM) - Al

Son, start filming this. The insurance company ain't going to believe me.


12/09/2019 12:30:00 AM


Sunday, December 08, 2019

(12/08/2019 10:00:00 PM) - Al

He's doing good. No problem at all.

Goodness gracious.


12/08/2019 10:00:00 PM



(12/08/2019 08:21:00 PM) - Al

Brewers will find players this week. They are looking for help in the infield corners and in the outfield, as well as the pitching staff.--Rosenthal

I would say they need to find a 3B and a 1B or OF...and they will add several arms before the beginning of next season, though many will not be of great merit. 


12/08/2019 08:21:00 PM



(12/08/2019 07:53:00 PM) - Al

Ted Simmons elected to Cooperstown. The idiot sportswriters didn't pay attention to his excellent stats. I think he was off the ballot after one year. 

Have to see if the Crew retires his number. Hoffman played 2 seasons and they did not retire his. Simba played 5 seasons in MIL. 




12/08/2019 07:53:00 PM



(12/08/2019 06:00:00 PM) - Al

It's easy to change your mind when all you believe in is bread lines and making people as miserable as you are. Ask Barry and Hillary (wait until she sobers up and for heaven sakes, stay away from steps!) what they think of gay marriage. They will first have to ask you when you wanna know about...some change their opinion when the breeze, or the polls, change. I don't.

I have had the exact same beliefs since I was 16 or so. Why? Because I thought about it and made my decision based on common sense and my core beliefs.

Not if the president is black or everything has to be anti President Trump. That would just make me a hypocrite. And kind of look foolish.




12/08/2019 06:00:00 PM



(12/08/2019 05:00:00 PM) - Al

I'm so glad they're not on my side.

Note...he is white. His mom did exactly what he's complaining about. He's a doofus.


12/08/2019 05:00:00 PM



(12/08/2019 04:28:00 PM) - Al

He's the frontrunner.

He's 77 going on 177.


12/08/2019 04:28:00 PM



(12/08/2019 03:53:00 PM) - Al

Junior Guerra to sign with the DBacks. Gets about $1M less than his arby projection.


12/08/2019 03:53:00 PM



(12/08/2019 02:00:00 PM) - Al

She should have done this months ago instead of insisting she was 1/512th native American.

Now she really seems like a lying liar.


12/08/2019 02:00:00 PM



(12/08/2019 11:56:00 AM) - Al

Adam of MLB.com reports Keon Broxton has signed a minor league deal with a spring training invite. If Braun ends up at 1B, or in the case of injuries, could well platoon him and Gamel. Keon can play all 3 spits well and mashes LHP. 


12/08/2019 11:56:00 AM



(12/08/2019 11:00:00 AM) - Al

Their ratings are in the crapper you say? They don't understand why you say?


12/08/2019 11:00:00 AM



(12/08/2019 10:00:00 AM) - Al

I don't wanna toot my own horn (he says before tooting his own horn), but I said I liked Jackson and Mason Rudolph more than any of the QB's taken at the top of that draft.

Always take the best player. John Elway was a great QB. Ryan Leaf was not. I was the Rambling wife's first serious boyfriend.

Jewels are often overlooked. You just gotta find them.


12/08/2019 10:00:00 AM


Saturday, December 07, 2019

(12/07/2019 05:31:00 PM) - Al

A couple folks asked today who is ther likeliest FA signing now that Lyles is going to the Rangers.

Gio. Easily.


12/07/2019 05:31:00 PM



(12/07/2019 05:19:00 PM) - Al

Bad things happen when folks tell the truth.

This why it's important to find liars like Ford. Nothing damages them the left more than facts.


12/07/2019 05:19:00 PM



(12/07/2019 03:00:00 PM) - Al

Remember, the government said overnight delivery was impossible. Six months later, Fed Ex started doing it.

If the government was running it, they'd give up. Fed Ex? They do what it takes. Then they do it again tomorrow.

Skin the game is the greatest motivator there is. Not having skin in the game? That's the DMV and the VA.


12/07/2019 03:00:00 PM



(12/07/2019 01:00:00 PM) - Al

If only the USA was as awesome as France.

BWAHAHAHA!!!!


12/07/2019 01:00:00 PM



(12/07/2019 12:00:00 PM) - Al

Some tweets do not age well.

Neither do some hack reporters.


12/07/2019 12:00:00 PM



(12/07/2019 11:00:00 AM) - Al

He's the frontrunner.


12/07/2019 11:00:00 AM



(12/07/2019 10:00:00 AM) - Al

All the far left tax and spenders are leading their countries to ruin.

They're the same ones the left insisted were far better than President Trump, who continue to oversee a recovery the previous "leader" insisted was impossible...Jim Cramer calls the best numbers in history.

Coincidence. Good luck. Unexpectedly.

ADDED: Charles Payne, a noted racist, hits it out of the park.

I am not the first to say it, but I find it hilarious the old media and blackface wearers stood around drinking and getting caught on a hot mic (just like Barry!) while the president, a non drinker and expert at promoting himself, used the time to get what he wanted to out to the world press, a far friendlier group of vultures than the DC clowns.

They got played. Again.


12/07/2019 10:00:00 AM



(12/07/2019 08:22:00 AM) - Al

Lyles gets 2y/$16M from the Rangers. He would have certainly had to settle for a minor league contract with an invite to camp had he not had a good final two months in MIL. 


12/07/2019 08:22:00 AM



(12/07/2019 07:30:00 AM) - Al

Nope.

Rewriting the present is exhausting.


12/07/2019 07:30:00 AM


Friday, December 06, 2019

(12/06/2019 09:34:00 PM) - Al

Lyles signing with Rangers.

I thought he would return.


12/06/2019 09:34:00 PM



(12/06/2019 08:30:00 PM) - Al

I promise you the grain companies have done the same thing.

Wait 20 years, we'll be having the same conversation about climate change.

And the taxing the successful folks will be onto the next con. It's all they know.


12/06/2019 08:30:00 PM



(12/06/2019 06:30:00 PM) - Al

It's a mystery we will never solve.

Hard to believe taxing and spending isn't effective. I mean, look at the historically weak growth under Barry...oh wait...never mind.


12/06/2019 06:30:00 PM



(12/06/2019 05:30:00 PM) - Al

DAMN IT!!!!!!

Wishing suffering upon fellow Americans. That's their jam.


12/06/2019 05:30:00 PM



(12/06/2019 03:30:00 PM) - Al

I hope they never stop talking.


12/06/2019 03:30:00 PM



(12/06/2019 02:30:00 PM) - Al

Hilarious.


12/06/2019 02:30:00 PM



(12/06/2019 02:00:00 PM) - Al

Nice work by Adam here. I still see the strong possibility of them adding a corner OF if Braun does say he will play 1B most days in 2020.

Corey Dickerson
Steven Souza
Domingo Santana
Lonnie Chisenhall
Yasiel Puig
Avasail Garcia
Kole Calhoun

Another thought? Bringing in a CF and allowing Cain to play a corner spot, or to serve as a reserve to go along with Gamel, or in a platoon if Ryan does play some 1B. That would probably give them one of the top 3 best defensive OF's in MLB. I don't think it's likely, but since no one has even brought it up, it seems possible.

Kevin Pillar
Billy Hamilton
Jarrod Dyson


12/06/2019 02:00:00 PM



(12/06/2019 01:30:00 PM) - Al

As of yet, the Crew would seem to have holes at 1B and 3B. If Urias plays SS as expected, something else that would have to be filled is the reserve SS spot. I could be surprised, but I do not see Arcia in that spot. Hiura would only play SS in an emergency. I think it's very possible the 3B they bring in via trade or free agency will also have the ability to fill in at SS. The FA list?

Asrubal Cabrera
Brock Holt
Matt Duffy
Logan Forsythe
Jedd Gyorko
Eduardo Nunez
Eric Sogard
Starlin Castro (questionable if he's much more than a finish the game type of SS)

That is not a short list, and it does not include such immortals as Hernan Perez, who can clearly play both spots but would never hold down the hot corner as a starter.



12/06/2019 01:30:00 PM



(12/06/2019 01:00:00 PM) - Al

Joe may be senile, but he's not mean and unpresidential like...

Never mind.


12/06/2019 01:00:00 PM



(12/06/2019 12:00:00 PM) - Al

Is there anything this president cannot do?

Regulations that artificially destroy an industry that keep people warm and fuel business...which employ millions, can only be described as evil and selfish.

Or liberals.


12/06/2019 12:00:00 PM



(12/06/2019 11:30:00 AM) - Al

Get in line boomers.


12/06/2019 11:30:00 AM



(12/06/2019 10:30:00 AM) - Al

You don't have to be smart to be a liberal hack. You just gotta be willing to lie.


12/06/2019 10:30:00 AM



(12/06/2019 09:30:00 AM) - Al

Not only do 26% of Dems approve, so do 31% of blacks.

This is why the left is so angry. Their base is abandoning them like rats from a sinking ship.


12/06/2019 09:30:00 AM



(12/06/2019 09:14:00 AM) - Al

Twitter message asking what FA is most likely to sign with the Crew. I had Avila until yesterday. He signs with the Twins by the way. I would take Lyles on a 2 year pact...though it might take 3. 


12/06/2019 09:14:00 AM



(12/06/2019 08:30:00 AM) - Al

I have been told by the bestest people that this never happens.

Because, you know, every claim is airtight. That's why the old media can go after the accused...well, if they're conservatives.


12/06/2019 08:30:00 AM



(12/06/2019 07:00:00 AM) - Al

I forwarded this to that MSNBC gal who made fun of Romney for having black grandchildren.

Because, you know, she's a liberal, so she's a far better person than me.

By the way, that clip might make you think it's a bit dusty...


12/06/2019 07:00:00 AM



(12/06/2019 04:00:00 AM) - Al

Loves. Sleepy Joe and Peloton. Both punchlines.


12/06/2019 04:00:00 AM



(12/06/2019 01:30:00 AM) - Al

Burn in hell dude.

That's a shame.


12/06/2019 01:30:00 AM


Thursday, December 05, 2019

(12/05/2019 10:00:00 PM) - Al

That's because they're looney.

Nancy always looks like she's drunk and having a stroke. Joe was off his rocker a decade ago, and ain't improving.


12/05/2019 10:00:00 PM



(12/05/2019 02:30:00 PM) - Al

Calling out the phonies does not make you popular https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/350408/with the phonies.


12/05/2019 02:30:00 PM



(12/05/2019 02:00:00 PM) - Al

Very true.


12/05/2019 02:00:00 PM



(12/05/2019 01:10:00 PM) - Al

I'll say it again, I can't believe this old goat is still in the race. It shows how weak the field is and just how desperate the Dems are that no one has publicly stated he is a dottering old fool who has no business riding a two wheel bike, never mind leading the greatest nation in the history of the world.

Funny...that doesn't seem all that "presidential." Neither did Barry making fun of the Special Olympics, but being a liberal means never having to say you're sorry.




12/05/2019 01:10:00 PM



(12/05/2019 01:04:00 PM) - Al

Stearns says Narvaez may play a bit at 1B. Also says club is in contact with Braun with questions about defensive versatility.

I assume those questions are...

1. How do you feel about being the main 1B in 2020?

2. How do you feel about bouncing back and forth between 1B and LF in 2020?

Of course, the answers to those may be different and the club could choose to ignore his wishes anyway. That said, Ryan is pretty much the epitome of "if you treat others well, you will likely be treated well in return."


12/05/2019 01:04:00 PM



(12/05/2019 01:00:00 PM) - Al

What a fricking loon.

If you hired him to lay sod, you'd have to keep opening the window to yell, "Green side up, Tony! Damn it!"

Over his head from day one.  I'd call him an incompetent buffoon, but I wouldn't want to offend incompetent buffoons.


12/05/2019 01:00:00 PM



(12/05/2019 11:27:00 AM) - Al

Stearns sounds like it will be pretty much a straight platoon between Omar and Manny for the most part. 


12/05/2019 11:27:00 AM



(12/05/2019 10:30:00 AM) - Al

That's because it is.

Jobs are the best social program. Much to the chagrin of the left.


12/05/2019 10:30:00 AM



(12/05/2019 10:14:00 AM) - Al

The return seems shockingly low. Easy to wonder if it was because teams are convinced defensive metrics are accurate or other concerns. 


12/05/2019 10:14:00 AM



(12/05/2019 10:00:00 AM) - Al

When a sports babe brags about making meals for $10 each. 2 people can go most anywhere and do that. Dominos has a large 3 topping for $8 and has for the past couple years.

Don't get me wrong, she looks better than most people...


12/05/2019 10:00:00 AM



(12/05/2019 09:47:00 AM) - Al

Crew gives up a low A ball pitching prospect and a comp pick. Details at MLBTR.

Not often the worst thing a team loses is a player that will be taken in June. This is a puzzling thing. 


12/05/2019 09:47:00 AM



(12/05/2019 09:26:00 AM) - Al

Just checked out a message board for the first time in months. A poster said a pitching prospect that is rated as a potential below average major leaguer is "way too much" to give for an starting MLB backstop. 

This is why I don't check out the boards often. It's like asking a 5th grader what he thinks of nuclear energy.


12/05/2019 09:26:00 AM



(12/05/2019 09:15:00 AM) - Al

President's approval spikes to 52% as fake impeachment goes on and European wussies make fun of him. 

You can't buy this kind of publicity. If only they knew what real Americans love. 

Taxes down, jobs up, and someone who doesn't crap on the USA. 


12/05/2019 09:15:00 AM



(12/05/2019 08:30:00 AM) - Al

FACT CHECK: True.


12/05/2019 08:30:00 AM



(12/05/2019 08:00:00 AM) - Al

Bill also denied having sex with that woman. Under oath.

He's not an honest fella.


12/05/2019 08:00:00 AM



(12/05/2019 07:54:00 AM) - Al

Probably partially in part to two small media markets, but I have yet to see a single name attached to the MIL/SEA supposed trade other than Narvaez.

Stearns does not leak.


12/05/2019 07:54:00 AM



(12/05/2019 07:34:00 AM) - Al

Crew about to acquire Narvaez from Mariners, per Rosenthal and MLBTR.

3 years of a premium offensive catcher, even with defensive warts, will come at a substantial cost, in terms of prospects and/or players. Some fans are guessing MIL may take on a bad contract also, since they have little money on the books for 2019 and a few holes to fill at present. That would lower the talnt going back to SEA.

Kyle Seager plays 3B and is owed about $40M over the next 2 seasons and a buyout for 2022, but to be honest, is a poor man's Moustakas, minus the uptick in SLG that that Moose had in MIL. Dee Gordon is owed $14M for 2020 plus buyout, and can play 2B/OF (and has even played a few games at SS...could he play some 3B?) probably makes more sense given his versatility and only one year of overpaid commitment.

ADDED: SEA plays in an extreme pitcher's park, making them pretty even at the plate. No doubt his defense is not as good as Grandal's, but he is younger and far cheaper too.

Will update as more is known.


12/05/2019 07:34:00 AM



(12/05/2019 06:00:00 AM) - Al

I'd rather eat the bowl itself.


12/05/2019 06:00:00 AM



(12/05/2019 03:30:00 AM) - Al

The important thing to realize here is...the Dems have said the Salvation Army is an unworthy organization.

Because they are Christian.


12/05/2019 03:30:00 AM



(12/05/2019 01:30:00 AM) - Al

This is why Barry was not elected president.


12/05/2019 01:30:00 AM


Wednesday, December 04, 2019

(12/04/2019 09:30:00 PM) - Al

He's right.

Not a single Dem can answer anything that is not scripted (Biden can't even do that), and they're so terrified of offending a foreign power, you can hear them wrapping pallets of cash just like Barry.

The know betters know nothing.


12/04/2019 09:30:00 PM



(12/04/2019 07:30:00 PM) - Al

Waifish Peloton gal versus Trainor?

Heh. Meghan. Landslide.


12/04/2019 07:30:00 PM



(12/04/2019 05:45:00 PM) - Al

I hope they never stop talking.

You can almost see the rubes in middle America calling this bitch a bitch tonight.

Remember, Hunter Biden is off limits.

I'm not saying they're terrible people. They don't need my help.

Nice recap by Bongino. Imagine how racist we would have been if we had done this to Barry.

That's different. Because shut up.


12/04/2019 05:45:00 PM



(12/04/2019 04:30:00 PM) - Al

I wonder where they got the money...

Thanks Barry.


12/04/2019 04:30:00 PM



(12/04/2019 03:00:00 PM) - Al

You can accomplish incredible things just by giving a damn.

Barry never did. Didn't pretend to.


12/04/2019 03:00:00 PM



(12/04/2019 01:57:00 PM) - Al

Wheeler gets 5y/$118M from the Phillies. 

Cole and Strasburg san argue they are worth $35-40M per. They may not get it, but the math works. 

It trickles down to guys like Jordan Lyles, who may have been looking at 2y/$10M a couple weeks ago. 3y/$25M is easy to see now. Maybe more.


12/04/2019 01:57:00 PM



(12/04/2019 01:30:00 PM) - Al

How dare he?


12/04/2019 01:30:00 PM



(12/04/2019 12:30:00 PM) - Al

I only need one...she is a lying liar. She lied about being afraid to fly, she lied about who was at the parties, and not a single human being has verified she has ever met Kavanaugh.

This is what we call making up a story and not bothering to make it believable. She's a terrible person and anyone with a brain knows it. She is caught between a rock and a hard place, because she cannot testify under oath and give any specific info because she could be charged with perjury. Hence the "it happened on a day that ends in Y in a house with 4 walls and a roof."

Meanwhile, Juanita Broderick gives specific details about Billy Clinton and Hillary called her a whore. No one blinked an eye, nothing to see here.


12/04/2019 12:30:00 PM



(12/04/2019 11:30:00 AM) - Al

I'm so glad they're not on my side.


12/04/2019 11:30:00 AM



(12/04/2019 11:00:00 AM) - Al

Rewriting the present is a challenge. But, the old media is up to it!


12/04/2019 11:00:00 AM



(12/04/2019 09:30:00 AM) - Al

DAMN IT!!!!


12/04/2019 09:30:00 AM



(12/04/2019 08:00:00 AM) - Al

Pencil pushers and 3 hour breaks damaged by this. Who isn't? The students.


12/04/2019 08:00:00 AM



(12/04/2019 06:00:00 AM) - Al

Funny, I've heard if we had background checks, no one would ever get shot...

It's not that they lie. It's that they're so bad at it.


12/04/2019 06:00:00 AM



(12/04/2019 04:00:00 AM) - Al

Hard to believe, considering she never said a single thing that made sense.


12/04/2019 04:00:00 AM



(12/04/2019 02:30:00 AM) - Al

Jewell was the first instance of the old media simply deciding they did not like the news and making up their own.

I'm not saying they're terrible people. They don't need my help.




12/04/2019 02:30:00 AM


Tuesday, December 03, 2019

(12/03/2019 11:30:00 PM) - Al

Not only is it funny, but Hatch is not senile and looks far better than Sleepy Joe.


12/03/2019 11:30:00 PM



(12/03/2019 10:00:00 PM) - Al

Not only have I been told these people do not exist, this is VA, a pretty reliable blue state...though as often is the case, the state is overwhelmingly red...except for the DC suburbs.

The left strongly believes in the Constitution...unless they dislike it. Then it can just go to hell.

They are the know betters, you know. The odd thing is, they also do not like the fact it takes 38 states to change it. A snap of the fingers is all it should take...they are far smarter than the Founding Fathers...


12/03/2019 10:00:00 PM



(12/03/2019 09:36:00 PM) - Al

Theo has lost a lot of respect of late, acting like he doesn't understand bad luck and randomness.

Considering he's won with 2 historical franchises, one would not think that would be possible. But he acts like he has anxiety issues.


12/03/2019 09:36:00 PM



(12/03/2019 09:00:00 PM) - Al

I doubt if the company has enough backbone to do so, but they should do nothing. You literally can't buy this publicity in purpose.


12/03/2019 09:00:00 PM



(12/03/2019 08:00:00 PM) - Al

I warn Adams, who has been right almost 100% of the time, not to get overconfident. They will stop at nothing to lie their way to power.


12/03/2019 08:00:00 PM



(12/03/2019 06:30:00 PM) - Al

A wise man once said nothing hurts them more than the facts.

In Harris' case, this pretty much killed her campaign. Every word was 100% true and the old media did not even try to show otherwise. It's all public record.

Harris is a terrible person and she was a terrible AG. Tulsi just had the nerve to say it out loud.


12/03/2019 06:30:00 PM



(12/03/2019 06:00:00 PM) - Al

Loves.

Tulsi is a nutty lefty too, but she's patriotic and pretty.


12/03/2019 06:00:00 PM



(12/03/2019 05:30:00 PM) - Al

I'm sure they have. 6 years of control and a player who hits like a LF that plays 2B. But unless they are rebuilding, it makes little sense.


12/03/2019 05:30:00 PM



(12/03/2019 05:26:00 PM) - Al

The asking price is high, as it should be.


12/03/2019 05:26:00 PM



(12/03/2019 05:15:00 PM) - Al

I like Lowrie and Familia, though both are clearly on underwater contracts. Dom Smith is a solid 1B and will be cheap as well.


12/03/2019 05:15:00 PM



(12/03/2019 05:04:00 PM) - Al

I've loved Pederson since he was a prospect. He's close to a 900 OPS guy versus RHP, and would seemingly be helped by moving out of Dodger Stadium, a pitcher's park where homers go to die. Sit him once a week versus the toughest LHP the team faces, and he'd be an all star.

Sadly, he only has one year of team control left. His value is severely depressed because of that.


12/03/2019 05:04:00 PM



(12/03/2019 04:54:00 PM) - Al

Cain is a highly paid player who is likely to be less healthy and less productive. That does not surprise me at all.,


12/03/2019 04:54:00 PM



(12/03/2019 01:30:00 PM) - Al

He's very healthy.

Totally with it.


12/03/2019 01:30:00 PM



(12/03/2019 12:30:00 PM) - Al

Barry was the greatest gun salesman ever, but the Dem Congress gets honorable mention.


12/03/2019 12:30:00 PM



(12/03/2019 11:30:00 AM) - Al

Heh.

I always ask for plastic just because it messes with the treehuggers and tax the successful crowd. I didn't realize I was also being incredibly wise.


12/03/2019 11:30:00 AM



(12/03/2019 10:15:00 AM) - Al

How's that working out for 'em?


12/03/2019 10:15:00 AM



(12/03/2019 10:00:00 AM) - Al

1. True.

2. She seems nice. Too smart for me though. I can barely speak one language.


12/03/2019 10:00:00 AM



(12/03/2019 09:30:00 AM) - Al

Unpossible!

All the bestest and most smartest people told this rube no one likes him.

To give you some idea of how huge that 60% number is, Reagan embarrassed Mondale (as badly as Biden embarrasses himself whenever he speaks out loud) in 1984...and got 59% of the popular vote.




12/03/2019 09:30:00 AM



(12/03/2019 09:15:00 AM) - Al

All those Peloton ads are painful. We would not be legally allowed to have one because we do not have a window large enough to put in behind, for starters.

That said, it's an excellent recap. Painfully thin woman, probably with an eating disorder, loses 14 ounces of water weight after riding thousands of miles on a stationery bike that costs more than 2 of our 3 cars are worth.

I'd enroll her in the Empty Calories of the Month Club and hope that after 365 days, the first number of her weight in pounds no longer begins with the number 9.




12/03/2019 09:15:00 AM



(12/03/2019 08:30:00 AM) - Al

No means no.

They just keep embarrassing themselves.


12/03/2019 08:30:00 AM



(12/03/2019 07:42:00 AM) - Al

Miscellaneous Brewers' thoughts:

---The idea of Braun playing 1B and the team bringing in a LF/RF is not being pondered enough. Oodles of quality OF's are available in free agency. Many would improve the defense; some would allow Yelich to move to LF, as his arm is below average for RF (given his offense since landing in MIL, that's akin to saying a top model is only a fair cook, but you get my point). Given Braun's age, a LH 1B/OF would be a nice fit also...Thames or someone like him. Gamel seems to have an inside track on the 4th OF spot, so a RH bat, of which there appears to be many available, makes sense.

---I had forgotten about the rule that forces relievers to face 3 batters or finish an inning. That severely limits the value of a loogy like Claudio.

---One reason Junior Guerra was likely not retained is the Crew has several arms that are out of options that will receive every opportunity to make the team and have success. I think Faria, Deolis Guerra, Williams, and Black have zero options left.

---If Moustakas is worth $16M per...Anthony Rendon is probably about 3 wins better, younger, and a better defender (though Moose is projected to play 2B in Cincy).

One can make the argument Rendon is a $40M a year player given what Moustakas got. If you disagree, MM was about 5 runs better than the average 3B last year, and AR was about 30 runs better than that.


12/03/2019 07:42:00 AM



(12/03/2019 07:00:00 AM) - Al

That's different. Because shut up.


12/03/2019 07:00:00 AM



(12/03/2019 04:00:00 AM) - Al

The fact this person is talking about the ads makes them very successful.

Marketing works by being noticed.


12/03/2019 04:00:00 AM



(12/03/2019 12:00:00 AM) - Al

This may be the weakest endorsement in the history of time.


12/03/2019 12:00:00 AM


Monday, December 02, 2019

(12/02/2019 08:09:00 PM) - Al

Lost in the mix is this move. Jackson was solid, though unspectacular.


12/02/2019 08:09:00 PM



(12/02/2019 08:04:00 PM) - Al

Shaw and Crew could not come to an agreement.


12/02/2019 08:04:00 PM



(12/02/2019 08:00:00 PM) - Al

I've been a big fan of Hernandez for years, but unless Hiura plays elsewhere...or Cesar moves to 3B (?), there does not seem to be a match in MIL.


12/02/2019 08:00:00 PM



(12/02/2019 07:51:00 PM) - Al

Crew nontenders Nelson, Claudio, Shaw, others.

Very surprised about Claudio. I also expected Nelson to be tendered.


12/02/2019 07:51:00 PM



(12/02/2019 06:10:00 PM) - Al

Arcia signs a 1y/$2.2M contract. Obviously a trade candidate with Urias in the fold.


12/02/2019 06:10:00 PM



(12/02/2019 06:09:00 PM) - Al

What you can tell with the non tender decisions thus far?

Teams feel corner OF's and 1B are overpaid in the process. Very solid options being let go. Aguilar claimed, but Cron and Souza out there.


12/02/2019 06:09:00 PM



(12/02/2019 05:58:00 PM) - Al

The odd thing about Santana is when he first came over from HOU, he played a decent CF in MIL. Since then, his metrics are poor in LF/RF.

One wonders if it's just an effort thing or what?


12/02/2019 05:58:00 PM



(12/02/2019 04:56:00 PM) - Al

Moustakas signs for 4 years/$64M.

Too long and too much. But if he leads the Reds to the playoffs or beyond, no one will care. Sure enjoyed having him in MIL.

Have to see if Shaw is tendered a contract or signed to an early deal. As of this second; C, 1B, and 3B are wide open. Of course, they don't start playing games that matter for 3.75 months.

I would say Arcia and Thames are more likely to return now than yesterday. I doubt if Shaw is, as his value existed before as a 1B even with Moustakas in the picture (or flip flopped).

Alex Avila and Jake Lamb, a pair of former DBacks, are probably in the discussion for the Crew. Lamb may or may not be offered arby before the deadline.

ADDED: Lamb tendered a contract despite a .315/.350 line since 2018. He is a strong platoon option though.


12/02/2019 04:56:00 PM



(12/02/2019 04:00:00 PM) - Al

I've been hearing bees are almost gone for decades. Yet, there is no decrease in pollination and I see them all over every summer. I think they may be fibbing.


12/02/2019 04:00:00 PM



(12/02/2019 03:00:00 PM) - Al

The old media will pretend this never happened.


12/02/2019 03:00:00 PM



(12/02/2019 02:41:00 PM) - Al

Reds to sign Moose. MLBTR. 


12/02/2019 02:41:00 PM



(12/02/2019 02:30:00 PM) - Al

Lack of spine. Prepare the pallets of cash.


12/02/2019 02:30:00 PM



(12/02/2019 01:30:00 PM) - Al

Painful. It's all just an excuse to punish the successful.


12/02/2019 01:30:00 PM



(12/02/2019 12:46:00 PM) - Al

Black Friday sales way up. Online sales huge. 

I'll link it later, but all I can say is unexpectedly, coincidence, and good luck. 


These are the good old days. 


12/02/2019 12:46:00 PM



(12/02/2019 12:31:00 PM) - Al

MLBTR posted last night the Crew is willing to listen to offers on Hader. I assume that means teams have asked and have been told to offer away. 

Of course, every player should have that said about them. Hader is a dominant reliever, but in reality, he could get hurt later today. He is also not cheap anymore, having qualified for arb by one day. And in my opinion, the closer role is the most overrated of any position in sports.  

I always look at it this way...you are spreading out the risk if you pick up 3 good young players. Look at the Pirates' closer. They hung on to him at the deadline, and his value is now close to nothing after assault charges were filed against him. 


12/02/2019 12:31:00 PM



(12/02/2019 12:00:00 PM) - Al

If only a wise man would have pointed this out for the past several years.

I was just early to the fact none of their predictions ever happen. Because they're liars with an agenda.


12/02/2019 12:00:00 PM



(12/02/2019 11:00:00 AM) - Al




We can only hope.


12/02/2019 11:00:00 AM



(12/02/2019 10:00:00 AM) - Al

Am I the only one thinking their ex girlfriend would pay any amount of money to buy the copies so the proof of this could be destroyed?


12/02/2019 10:00:00 AM



(12/02/2019 08:00:00 AM) - Al

To be fair, if Meghan gets a chest cold...that's a helluva cold.

I'll be here all week. Remember to tip your waitstaff.


12/02/2019 08:00:00 AM



(12/02/2019 07:00:00 AM) - Al

This is why the Me Too movement has failed so badly. It's all fake.

Never seen the video before, but it's 100% true.


12/02/2019 07:00:00 AM



(12/02/2019 05:00:00 AM) - Al

Taxing the poor is the best!


12/02/2019 05:00:00 AM



(12/02/2019 01:00:00 AM) - Al

Just coincidence.


12/02/2019 01:00:00 AM


Sunday, December 01, 2019

(12/01/2019 09:30:00 PM) - Al

So bad at humble bragging.

So bad.


12/01/2019 09:30:00 PM



(12/01/2019 08:00:00 PM) - Al

She falls asleep at the drop of a hat.


12/01/2019 08:00:00 PM



(12/01/2019 07:00:00 PM) - Al

Coincidence.


12/01/2019 07:00:00 PM



(12/01/2019 06:00:00 PM) - Al

They have caused their own death by being eminently mockable.

That's a shame.


12/01/2019 06:00:00 PM



(12/01/2019 05:45:00 PM) - Al

Oof.

Joe should be in a home. I didn't even catch the fact he called black kids "roaches."

I can't believe the party has not stepped in.


12/01/2019 05:45:00 PM



(12/01/2019 05:17:00 PM) - Al

Heh.

I am considering dropping out of the Dem race also.


12/01/2019 05:17:00 PM



(12/01/2019 03:30:00 PM) - Al

I pt up with 8 years of Barry...never considered leaving the country I love.

Of course, I'm not a negative nellie either.


12/01/2019 03:30:00 PM



(12/01/2019 02:30:00 PM) - Al

The old media will abandon one of their own in a heartbeat. Because they're such quality people.


12/01/2019 02:30:00 PM



(12/01/2019 01:00:00 PM) - Al

We never knew how inept the old media was until President Trump started pointing it out...over and over and over and over...


12/01/2019 01:00:00 PM



(12/01/2019 01:00:00 PM) - Al

But where they gonna put the overflow?

Iowa laughs at Joe just like I do.


12/01/2019 01:00:00 PM



(12/01/2019 12:39:00 PM) - Al

Man enough to admit I have a crush on 2 women in their 40's.*



*3 if you count the Rambling wife.


12/01/2019 12:39:00 PM



(12/01/2019 12:01:00 PM) - Al

He is obviously not well. He sounds nuttier every day. His family should be ashamed.


12/01/2019 12:01:00 PM



(12/01/2019 11:00:00 AM) - Al

The best thing about a dog is they'll act like a 3 year old forever.

The worst thing about a dog is they'll act like a 3 year old forever.


12/01/2019 11:00:00 AM



(12/01/2019 08:30:00 AM) - Al

Lying and biased little witch probably already has a CNN offer...

Par for the course for the old media. They pretend to be shocked when the public mocks them, but in reality, they have committed suicide on their profession by not reporting the news, but rather making it up and hoping no one notices...then covering it up when they get caught.


12/01/2019 08:30:00 AM



(12/01/2019 05:30:00 AM) - Al

If this really happened, Biden would get in a fight with a mirror and call it an old geezer.

I thought of this too...but they are all far younger than the Dem candidates...including Chief Warren and Comrade Sanders.


12/01/2019 05:30:00 AM



(12/01/2019 01:00:00 AM) - Al

I hope they go out of business tomorrow because all good Americans refuse to put up with their crap.

I'm not saying they're horrible human beings. They do not need my help. I'm so glad they're not on my side.

The hell with them.


12/01/2019 01:00:00 AM


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