43.11 Two Participation Points

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43.11 Two Participation Points

Post by shoeless.db » Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:38 pm

Yeah, I'm doing it! I'm going full Marco. I'm writing this purely for the points.

Hell, the Popes don't even need me. I quit meddling in my lineups and pitching staff 30 games into the season, and the club rewarded my laziness by climbing out of second place behind the cute, little San Fernando team and now running away with an eight game lead in the best division in the Brewster as the trade deadline approaches. I don't dare meddle with the team and make a trade as I'm sitting on an easy Landis victory by doing nothing.

I admit, though, I have tried to meddle a bit with the team by extending the great Luis Gracia to an extension, thereby keeping him in a Crusader/Pope uniform for his entire career. Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on your level of cynicism, Gracia has pitched out of his Dominican mind this season, leading the league in ERA and among the league leaders in wins (all you sabermetricphiles can pleasure yourself to his FIP numbers if you want, too). Due to his great season, he wants a three year extension at around $16 million per season -- an impossible request for Sacramento brass to fulfill. I'm going to fake-baseball cry if the 38-year-old Gracia doesn't retire after the season and ends up playing 2044 for some inferior baseball organization, like Edmonton, Louisville, or Yellow Springs. Sorry, @Ted . I failed us both.

@RonCo Make sure to give me my two points for this, damn it.

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Re: 43.11 Two Participation Points

Post by RonCo » Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:31 pm

Worth every one of them!

SAC can always just hire Gracia back in FA when he's market value gets set.
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Re: 43.11 Two Participation Points

Post by Ted » Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:30 pm

I actually kind of hope Gracia falls apart next year. He's getting too close to Diaz. Which is crazy. It would be interesting to see if anyone (not named Nebraska) has been better in their 30's.
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Post by Ted » Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:58 pm

Also, kudos to you for not knuckling to the pressure. I carried 12-15 mil in dead money for years at a time because I wouldn't let Diaz or Vazquez play for anyone else.
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Re: 43.11 Two Participation Points

Post by usnspecialist » Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:38 am

Gracia will be in a bears uniform next year and will torture the popes.
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Re: 43.11 Two Participation Points

Post by jiminyhopkins » Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:22 am

I can't even bring myself to care about the two points anymore. :(
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Re: 43.11 Two Participation Points

Post by Fat Nige » Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:14 am

Seems to me that participation has dropped because more and more teams seem to wear it as a badge of honour that they’re not doing anything? Instead of a rich history we are getting a succession of teams posting “aren’t I good because I don’t care”
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Re: 43.11 Two Participation Points

Post by bcslouck » Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:42 am

Fat Nige wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:14 am
Seems to me that participation has dropped because more and more teams seem to wear it as a badge of honour that they’re not doing anything? Instead of a rich history we are getting a succession of teams posting “aren’t I good because I don’t care”
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Re: 43.11 Two Participation Points

Post by HoosierVic » Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:56 am

jiminyhopkins wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:22 am
I can't even bring myself to care about the two points anymore. :(
Blasphemy!

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Re: 43.11 Two Participation Points

Post by Lane » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:11 am

usnspecialist wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:38 am
Gracia will be in a bears uniform next year and will torture the popes.
Not if I sign him first. I'll give him $20 million a year, he needs to know that there's teams that respect him enough to pay him what he's worth.
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Re: 43.11 Two Participation Points

Post by jiminyhopkins » Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:05 am

Fat Nige wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:14 am
Seems to me that participation has dropped because more and more teams seem to wear it as a badge of honour that they’re not doing anything? Instead of a rich history we are getting a succession of teams posting “aren’t I good because I don’t care”
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Re: 43.11 Two Participation Points

Post by usnspecialist » Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:05 pm

Lane wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:11 am
usnspecialist wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:38 am
Gracia will be in a bears uniform next year and will torture the popes.
Not if I sign him first. I'll give him $20 million a year, he needs to know that there's teams that respect him enough to pay him what he's worth.
Gracia only knows winning teams, he wont want to go to LBC.
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