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SChandler
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SChandler
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Good article Trevor. I still disagree with your conclusion, but there is nothing wrong with friendly disagreement. If my comment that instigated this article seemed "snarky" I apologize. It was not intended that way.

 
SChandler
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Fair enough Jason. We will have to agree to disagree on that issue.

 
SChandler
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Once again I'm going to take the contrary position and I'm sure I'll again be criticized for it. However, what do you all not understand about free market enterprise. And Trevor, you say that ownership could pay minor leaguers what they deserve. What exactly is that figure? I contend that the market has set the price. If minor leaguers think they are unfairly treated, they are not slaves and don't have to continue.

 
SChandler
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Thomas, I have a couple problems with your response. You say the article is about fair compensation for the minor leaguers, but who is to determine what is fair. I suggest that the players and their organization negotiate that figure. Also there is a huge difference between minor league players and illegal migrant workers. Minor leaguers are chasing a dream with a huge potential payoff. Migrant workers don't have that potential payoff. I would also argue that it is OK to pay minor leaguers what they re being paid because, as I said earlier, they don't have to do it. They aren't slaves. That we disagree is perfectly fine, but I do disagree with the premise of this article, and it's not at all surprising that my initial comment has a negative rating. I'm sure this one will too.

Jul 05, 2016 12:03 PM on The 7,500 Apprentices
 
SChandler
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If I may play Devil's Advocate here, if they (minor league players) don't like it they are welcome to go into a different profession. We are still a semi-free country after all. Not to get all political on you, but this article has a very Liberal slant to it. The author states that the league just made 1.16 billion dollars selling off part of itself to Disney. The problem with that argument is that Disney didn't pay that because of minor league players.

Jul 03, 2016 11:23 PM on The 7,500 Apprentices
 
SChandler
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Concerning Brexit, "even supporters of the move regretted almost immediately." I don't think so! Maybe you've been watching a little too much MSNBC.

Jul 02, 2016 10:48 PM on Baseball Brexit
 
SChandler
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You say that the Rangers are playing in the weaker league this season, but the American League is 92-76 vs. the National League in inter league play as of the end of Friday's games. I'm hard pressed to say that the American League is the weaker league.

 
SChandler
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I agree with Noel, well maybe not the word salad maquerading as depth part, but the essence. If the runner comes off the bag, even for a split second, and the tag is on, then he is out. What's nit-picky about that?

 
SChandler
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Yes, Owings was one of the worse players in MLB last season, but he was playing through a shoulder injury. I think he deserves a chance to show what he can do now that he's healthy because I believe he still has the potential he showed in the minors.

Apr 21, 2016 11:52 PM on The Socratic Problem
 
SChandler
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Any benefit for the players should, of course, be considered part of the players split, therefore <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=1308">Tony Clark</a></span>'s assessment seems more appropriate than <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=80275">Scott Boras</a></span>'.

 
SChandler
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And the man who replaced Mr. Dombrowski in Detroit, Mr. Avila, is not off to such a good start, retaining <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=3">Brad Ausmus</a></span>.

Sep 28, 2015 8:31 PM on Guns Not-a-Hazen
 
SChandler
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I'm sorry to hear that you're leaving BP. I've enjoyed your work. Good luck in your future endeavors.

 
SChandler
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Actually it was not <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=102011">Matt Boyd</a></span>'s ML debut.

Aug 06, 2015 6:28 PM on August 5, 2015
 
SChandler
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Except that the models of the climate scientists have been horribly wrong for many years. The scouts and prospect writers do a much better job.

Jun 14, 2015 8:27 PM on Draft Strategies
 
SChandler
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Like poker, they are a game of skill with an element of luck involved. But then, what doesn't have an element of luck involved?

 
SChandler
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I can think of nothing the government does or says that is encouraging.

Apr 27, 2015 11:04 PM on Hamilton Returns
 
SChandler
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Good luck to you and your family. Your column is one of my favorites on BP. I hope you recover quickly.

 
SChandler
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Welcome. I agree with the premise of the article. I know I'm old school, but I hate the self-aggrandization that bat flips and flamboyant save celebrations actually are.

Oct 03, 2014 9:56 PM on The Draw of Averages
 
SChandler
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Our loss is the Cubs gain. Good luck to you Mr. Parks. I've greatly enjoyed your work at BP.

Aug 28, 2014 4:14 PM on Pain Don't Hurt
 
SChandler
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I signed up at Draft Sheet and turned in my first lineup today. I went with: C-W. Castillo 1B-M. Adams 2B-A. Rendon 3B-N. Castellanos SS-X. Bogaerts OF-P. Bourjos OF-A. Garcia OF-G Sizemore U-D. Ackley P-A. Wainwright P-C. Tillman P-S.Gray The vig is a bit steep but it's fun.

Mar 31, 2014 3:34 PM on Opening Day Lineup
 
SChandler
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Great article. The same goes for announcers. As I believe I read on BP at one time, The skills it takes to play the game and the skills it takes to analyze the game, different skill set.

 
SChandler
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I'm a Tiger fan but I find the Astros a very intriguing organization and I'm rooting for them, and I'm sure they will succeed. Excellent article Ian.

 
SChandler
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I'm sorry for your loss.

Sep 09, 2012 1:38 PM on Her Guy
 
SChandler
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This guy has to go. I can't read this stuff at the office without laughing out loud.

Feb 14, 2012 11:33 AM on The Ballad of Roy Oswalt
 
SChandler
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Another good call.

Feb 13, 2012 12:18 PM on Monday, February 13
 
SChandler
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Mark "The Bird" Fidrych, for those of us old enough to remember.

Feb 13, 2012 8:34 AM on Monday, February 13
 
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SChandler
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You're not seriously espousing what that idiot Paul Krugman says, are you?

Jan 05, 2011 1:21 PM on NL East Update
 
SChandler
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I found the article very interesting and enjoyed it. I do take exception to one premise, however. I know in these times of political correctness we don't want to blame anybody for anything, but take it from someone who has had addictions, addiction is a weakness, not a disease.

Mar 02, 2010 11:23 AM on Crisis Management
 
SChandler
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I know Pettite seems to have gotten a free pass on the steroid issue for some reason, but it has kept McGwire out of the Hall so far.

 
SChandler
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I am old and cranky, but when you combine the PED issue with the unethical way he forced his way out of Boston, Manny is no returning hero.

Jul 03, 2009 2:52 PM on January 14-27, 2002
 
SChandler
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Outstanding!

Apr 29, 2009 6:34 AM on Whither Runs?
 
SChandler
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I hope you remain "a bit shrill" on this because there is nothing in baseball that irritates me more than the way managers use their bullpen. You are absolutely correct.