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  1. How about those RED SOX! Part Deux

    Well, we finally got JD. 5 yrs, 110. It is basically a 2 yr/50 million contract where JD has the option to opt into a 3 yr/60 million contract. As a Boras client I think we can all assume he will opt out. He also has the incentive not to go all fat and happy like another former FA. I am often critical of him but it seems like Dombroski did really well here. By the time he opts out in 2020 Sandoval, Hanley, and Castillo will all be off the books and we will have money to spend on the youngsters we want to be in our core.
  2. For some reason we cannot post in the old thread so I guess we need a new one. The first one saw a World Series title but then had two last place finishes so maybe we will get some new thread magic. Anyway, Price has been named Opening Day starter. I really was not all too keen on this signing. Just like last year they are overpaying drastically, although at least I like Price most than the bats we wasted cash on last season (I still hate Panda). This feels like a second or third place team to me, not as bad as it had been but not as good as '13 either. We definitely have some fine young talent. I really hope that the idiot contracts to Sandoval and Hanley do not cost Shaw playing time. Luckily nobody looks unbeatable in the East, although Toronto will be favorites to repeat as long as Stroman is healthy and the pen does not blow. I have them in the high eighties. Balimore is the weakest in the division and should win in the mid 70s. That leaves Boston with New York and Tampa in the middle. I think we have the best roster of the three and the Yankees are the worst, however that pen of their's is so damn good it will disguise some weaknesses. They have won more than they should have three years in a row due to their stellar 8th/9th inning guys and this year's pen is their best yet. We should be fighting New York all season , both finishing in the mid-80s. Tampa meanwhile will stay close but I do not think they have the hitting to win more than 79-82. No matter how it plays out, so glad to have baseball back!
  3. How about those RED SOX! Part Deux

    I love Nunez. There was talk of him being a Yankee target, which has me worried. Betts and Bogaerts definitely need to step it way back up this year. They have the ability to be the centerpieces, they just need to do it. Bradley and Porcello will be interesting because we need to find out who they really are. I hope Porcello is not another Buchholz where he alternates good and terrible years, but if so at least we are in for a good one. Worst case on Bradley is we have an elite defensive CF. I am to the point with Hanley that anything we get from him will be a welcomed surprise. Maybe my opinion is somewhat tarnished since we got him the same winter as Sandoval. I cannot wait for those contracts to go away over the next two years. The guy I am most excited for is Devers.
  4. How about those RED SOX! Part Deux

    Saw Price was out taking responsibility for his actions and attitude last season. This could be all talk but it I definitely good to see. If he can see a Lackey-esque revival then it could go a long way to improving our chances of three-peating in the division and competing in the playoffs.
  5. Power Ranking 2018...(Way to early)

    The top nine are correct, although maybe not in the right order. I would have us 10 or 11 along with KC, could see arguments either way. Seattle and Houston should be behind us.
  6. UEFA Champions League

    Who is PSG gong to buy after this?
  7. UEFA Champions League

    I saw both Juve and City were up 2 early. Seems it was not enough for the reigning runners-up. Now they have to win or head home early.
  8. Big cats and karma

    I do not root for the death of people under any circumstances. That being said I can choose not to be upset. If the choice comes down to a lion or a douchebag that wants the lion as a trophy, then this had the proper ending.
  9. Sobering Reality

    Wow, so twenty-eighth and that is with Kemba. smh
  10. Sobering Reality

    Outside of Kemba, there cannot be a worse franchise the last fifteen years I wonder what the winning % is of all sports teams since the Bobcats began.
  11. Cloverfield Series

    That experience was basically the exact opposite for me than In Bruges. That preview was horrible and I wanted nothing to do with the film. I finally saw it a few years later and it is the last time I remember laughing throughout a film (I am not a big comedy person, a great film with comedy sprinkled in)
  12. That was a really fun games last night. I feel like Duke has done a lot better in the first match-up of the season lately while the Heels have to look to even the series. It is nice to be up this time around. I think that you could definitely tell that Duke’s squad was filled with Freshmen unaccustomed to a big time rivalry road game. Will be interesting to see how much they improve next time around with that experience and being at home.
  13. Cloverfield Series

    Possibly. I do remember looking forward to it because the preview was really good, one of the better ones I have seen. Made you want to see it without giving anything away.
  14. Cloverfield Series

    I saw it in theaters so assume it was around when it came out, would have made me 26. That is the great thing about movies though, they all have their audience. My favorite (Cloud Atlas) is loathed by probably one-third of those that have seen it.
  15. Cloverfield Series

    ha, it is in my bottom three. It did have a great trailer though.
  16. Offseason...

    So more than 25? I was going by the numbers in the post I quoted.
  17. Offseason...

    Could they not just give Dwight’s money to Kemba and Lamb?
  18. How about those RED SOX! Part Deux

    Evidently J.D. Martinez is now “fed up” with the Sox and might “prefer to play elsewhere.” My question is, who is stopping you? The Sox have no control over him. He can go negotiate with any club if the Sox $100 million offer is not enough. It is not the Sox problem that nobody will offer more. If he wants a better offer then get one from another team to use as leverage. Otherwise the Sox have no incentive to raise their offer. I am normally pro player but the way this FA class is acting is really annoying. I am all on board with no making any signing, betting on pitching, and attacking next year’s loaded market.
  19. Car Question

    I know little to nothing about cars, to me they are transportation. I have had my current one for fourteen years now with no issues so I really have no experience with issues from which to pull from either. Last Monday my car would not start. I was able to jump it and the then had no problem the rest of the week. This morning it would not start again. I never drive my car on the weekends. The battery is just under a year old so I would not think it was that. Last Monday I took it by where I has it installed, they tested it and said they results were good. So it is possible that the battery is just really weak and cannot hold a charge after sitting a few days and that it only seemed okay last Monday because it was just jumped that morning? Or is it likely that this is something else that needs to be fixed? I just do not want to spend the money to take it in just to find out it only needs a new battery.
  20. Car Question

    Sounds good. I have a training tomorrow right next door to an Autozone. Will just get it checked afterwards just in case. If that is good then I will just keep an eye on it to see if the battery is struggling.
  21. Car Question

    Sounds like a plan. Will they check the alternator for free like the battery?
  22. He either knows something about Belichick or he knows something about Luck
  23. Car Question

    This came to mind as well. It would seem to me though that if the alternator was not charging the battery that the battery would not have been fine last Monday and then all week but then die again over the weekend. Obviously the battery is being charged, for whatever reason it is not holding it over long periods sitting. Like I said though, I know so little about cars that this logic could easily be faulty.
  24. Car Question

    I do have chargers plugged into the lighter. I have done that for years. Is it normal for it to just start happening like that? If so, would getting a car charge adapter fix the problem?
  25. Car Question

    '04 Ford Focus