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by consigliere » Wed Feb 07, 2007 4:30 pm
by DGeneral » Wed Feb 07, 2007 5:14 pm
THis would be a great move to lock him up.http://www.cleveland.com/tribe/plaindea ... xml&coll=2
by leadpipe » Wed Feb 07, 2007 11:39 pm
Consigliere wrote:THis would be a great move to lock him up.http://www.cleveland.com/tribe/plaindea ... xml&coll=2
by consigliere » Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:09 am
by DGeneral » Thu Feb 08, 2007 7:06 am
Shapiro is viewed of much more highly than just as a run-of-the-mill GM. I know some of the moves he makes are questionable, but so are a lot of GMs, even the good ones make some mistakes. I have it on pretty good authority that Shapiro is one of the most widely respected GMs in the game, and also considered one of the top GMs in the league (somewhere in the Top 10 or very close to it). If he were fired or let go, he wouldn't be out of a job for long.
by consigliere » Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:52 am
DGeneral wrote:IF Shapiro is the frontline GM that you claim he is. Why would he continue to accept being strapped with this ownerships poverty based operating methods? If he can find employment elsewhere and is better than Epstein, why would he want to work for Dolan when he could go to a large market and get the budget to win a title?
by pup » Thu Feb 08, 2007 10:21 am
Ask this same question to the Terry Ryan and Billy Beane, guys who are in the Top 5.
by DGeneral » Thu Feb 08, 2007 2:03 pm
by consigliere » Thu Feb 08, 2007 2:08 pm
DGeneral wrote:The Twins and Oakland are not poverty stricken like the Dolan Indians are. They face financial challenges but have a payroll a magnitude above the Indians.
by leadpipe » Thu Feb 08, 2007 6:02 pm
by DGeneral » Sat Feb 10, 2007 9:09 am
You are being intellectually dishonest here. "Magnitude" above? You do realize the Twins payroll in 2006 was $63M and the A's was $62M....and the Indians was $56M. Were they above the Indians? Yes. Significantly? No.
by consigliere » Sat Feb 10, 2007 9:29 am
DGeneral wrote:I might have been fudging a little to make my point but the point still stands. The direct competition of Dolan is spending more.
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