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 Post subject: A positive spin
PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:11 pm 
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Against the flood of criticism, I thought I'd put out a positive.

1) AAA moving to Syracuse (permanent move/bought the team) - very good news.

2) Mickey "The Mic" Calloway, looks like a good manager. We've not seen him yet, but I like the move.

3) No losses during Rule-5. (You can bitch and moan about no gains if you like. Rule 5's a crap shoot and teams that have their sights on playoffs usually don't go there. I also wonder what the chemistry would have been like with Birch Smith guaranteed a spot and a number of guys who think they're ready for a spot fighting for one. Not losing anyone is a plus.

4) Swarzak for 2-14 is a nice move. He's not Mike Minor, who I would have preferred, but he's a solid relief pitcher at a good price. I wonder if the mets told him he'd get a legit shot at being a closer in 2019, and if that was a big incentive for him.

Just looking at the moves, I'm OK with the off-season so far. Mostly good so far. If you want to disagree, feel free, but I don't see how to view at least these 4 points as positives.

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 Post subject: Re: A positive spin
PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:29 pm 
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LTKfRGM wrote:
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2) Mickey "The Mic" Calloway, looks like a good manager. We've not seen him yet, but I like the move.




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 Post subject: Re: A positive spin
PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:27 pm 
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LTKfRGM wrote:
Against the flood of criticism, I thought I'd put out a positive.

1) AAA moving to Syracuse (permanent move/bought the team) - very good news.

2) Mickey "The Mic" Calloway, looks like a good manager. We've not seen him yet, but I like the move.

3) No losses during Rule-5. (You can bitch and moan about no gains if you like. Rule 5's a crap shoot and teams that have their sights on playoffs usually don't go there. I also wonder what the chemistry would have been like with Birch Smith guaranteed a spot and a number of guys who think they're ready for a spot fighting for one. Not losing anyone is a plus.

4) Swarzak for 2-14 is a nice move. He's not Mike Minor, who I would have preferred, but he's a solid relief pitcher at a good price. I wonder if the mets told him he'd get a legit shot at being a closer in 2019, and if that was a big incentive for him.

Just looking at the moves, I'm OK with the off-season so far. Mostly good so far. If you want to disagree, feel free, but I don't see how to view at least these 4 points as positives.


Nice!!! =D>


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 Post subject: Re: A positive spin
PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:09 pm 
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Nice to see a positive spin. There's been enough snark among the fan base.

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 Post subject: Re: A positive spin
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:28 am 
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I don't see a victory lap being necessary for them having done what amounts to the bare minimum and for "not losing" a player. And regarding Uceta, the bigger takeaway is that many here have probably been overrating him. So yes spin would be the proper way to label this.


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 Post subject: Re: A positive spin
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:41 am 
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This is "mild spin" compared to this:

https://www.amazinavenue.com/2017/12/14 ... r-meetings

"Behind the scenes, something big was brewing"

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 Post subject: Re: A positive spin
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:53 am 
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They weren't able to pull the trigger on any of their terrible ideas.

That's kind of positive.



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 Post subject: Re: A positive spin
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:39 am 
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R Nitelight wrote:
They weren't able to pull the trigger on any of their terrible ideas.

That's kind of positive.



8)


I'll give you this one. =D>


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 Post subject: Re: A positive spin
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:10 pm 
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HeyNowHK wrote:
I don't see a victory lap being necessary for them having done what amounts to the bare minimum and for "not losing" a player. And regarding Uceta, the bigger takeaway is that many here have probably been overrating him. So yes spin would be the proper way to label this.


I wonder what your posts would be like if you were a Marlins fan?

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 Post subject: Re: A positive spin
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:21 pm 
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The fact we have to do positive spins in December is not good lol

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 Post subject: Re: A positive spin
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:35 pm 
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Right now all is good. If this is the team at the start of ST then we can talk.

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 Post subject: Re: A positive spin
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:03 pm 
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Toronto hasn't lost a player via Rule 5 in 8 years, lets not pretend the Mets have some incredible ability to predict who will be sniped lol

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