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Everything posted by BrassBulls12

  1. Based on the Bama fans I know, they will always love watching a beatdown at their place. I will admit though, I do not know enough for it to be considered a healthy sample size.,
  2. this scheduling philosophy does nothing for us, I mean who wants this caliber of a team on their schedule??? (sarcasm)
  3. Wisconsin, Aug. 30 at South Florida — If Wisconsin decides to ride with true freshman Graham Mertz, then this will not be an easy debut on the road in oppressive heat. USF was a bowl team last year and won 10 games in Charlie Strong’s first season in charge. Regardless of quarterback, this is not an easy road trip to start the season. https://247sports.com/LongFormArticle/College-football-Playoff-trap-games-2019-season-132212307/#132212307_2
  4. The point was that it really won’t take much for someone to be interested. If CCS gets eight wins, someone will call. The CFB world doesn't view CCs the way this board does.
  5. Disturbed Mine was jimmy Buffett. Never made my way to Margaritaville.
  6. But there's no real precedent to go on here so there's really no way to know how this will all shake out. He could very well have padded his pockets here but I see it as a bigger gamble than he probably needed to take and was probably pressured into this by his agent who is trying something out. (in case it doesn't come off this way, I really don't like scott Boras) I will be very interested in knowing what the MLB tonight guys have to say about this.
  7. No one but thats one pitcher and really there's only ever been about 5 pitchers that have ever warranted that kind of money through the posting system so he would have join that top esculan of all time international prospects for that to come to fruition. Meanwhile three pre-free agency pitchers signed deals this offseason that will give them 10 million per season over the next four to five years. the posting system applies to all players in the japanese league, american or not and the more you pay the player, the more you give the league. But its their choice to post you. Again, I'm sure he will leave when he wants to, but its an added hoop that teams will have to jump through and does affect how much you will get. http://m.mlb.com/glossary/transactions/japanese-posting-system
  8. If he is allowed to leave after six years......I realize there's a good chance he will but he could be held for nine years or more depending on when he gets promoted from the Japanese minor leagues. If he becomes good enough to be a profitable posted player, why wouldn't be good enough to get one of these big money pre- free agency deals that we are seeing young pitchers get.
  9. The contract includes escalators that could take it beyond the $7 million-plus guaranteed. Had he opted to stay in the United States, Stewart likely would have received a bonus of less than $2 million and made even less over the next six years, barring a rapid ascent to the major leagues. i found something about the escalators but there's not a lot of details on when and how much. The secondary benefit for Stewart could be even more lucrative: International free agents 25 or older can sign with any major league team without restrictions, so long as their Japanese team enters them into the posting system. This is the part I have the most issues with Were Stewart to play in Japan for the next six years, sources told ESPN, he would be considered, under the present rules, an international free agent eligible for posting. Although the limit of four foreign players per Japanese team could stem an influx of American players, elite amateur talent could begin to use the prospect of going to Japan -- not just for the greater guarantee in money but the earlier access to free agency -- as a cudgel in negotiations. Stewart's agent, Scott Boras, has long tried to use the prospect of taking an amateur player to Japan for leverage purposes. Never until Stewart had one come close to agreeing to a deal. Boras, who has exploited multiple draft loopholes in the past, opted for a 7,500-mile end-around with Stewart. Here is the true story. This is just an experiment by Boas and he finally found a lab rat. http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/26797380/pitcher-skips-mlb-draft-japan-deal I see the value in the short term as he was wasn't gonna come close to what he getting in that six year deal. But i'm not sold that this leads to more money in the long term had he stayed. It adds another hoop teams will have to jump through to give him big money and it all depends on if the Japanese team wants to give him up.
  10. a closer example would Kikuchi (who is also represented by Boras) who got 43 million over 7 and it's all assuming he becomes a top pitcher in Japan. otherwise team won't want to pay a big salary plus a posting fee.
  11. Ohtani didn't get that money, I have a hard time believing he will. https://www.spotrac.com/mlb/los-angeles-angels/shohei-ohtani-24661/ It's a gamble. Edit: I see now that Ohtani didn't wait to be a unrestricted free agent but I still have a hard time believing he matches that.
  12. Well scenario one is based on minimum pay and scenario two is assuming best possible pay. I haven't seen anything about escalating clauses and I doubt they would kick in until he makes to Nippon league anyway. The whole scenario depends on what he makes in those three years. look at the contracts Nola (25), Marquez (24) and severino (25). Lance Mccullers, who is on about the same track as your scenario (he 25 with three years exp) is set to make 4 million this season. Salary trends are moving towards paying young players over vets. This move is just classic Boras, who is hoping he doesn't spend the entire six years there.
  13. CBM making moves or did he leave on his own? I said this in another thread but I hope he brings in a pitching coach. Then he can just focus on being the HC.
  14. I don't know about this move. He is obviously doing this because he wasn't going to get even close to what he turned down last season. He is going to be playing in the minor leagues of the japanese club and the Deal he is signing is 6 years at 7 mil. plus there's this "Stewart's future in MLB now gets even murkier. By signing a deal in Japan, he will now have to go through the posting system all players from that league must go through if they want to play in MLB." https://www.sportingnews.com/us/mlb/news/mlb-draft-2019-braves-selection-carter-stewart-agrees-to-contract-in-japan/dyi7ju5bffl71i2irlhl96oe7 Now if he studs out and stays healthy he could come back and go straight to the show, but it's a bit of a gamble to say this will work out for him as he could have made the same money or more over the next six years here in the states as teams are starting to pay young studs good money.
  15. Chad Morris was 14-22 when Arkansas hired him..........I'm just saying, if you think one good season isn't enough for a P5 team to come calling, you are sadly mistaken.
  16. But is it "news" though? "Eriksen has been at the helm of USA Softball since 2011." https://www.baynews9.com/fl/tampa/sports/2019/05/21/usf-softball-coach-eriksen-to-lead-usa-at-2020-olympic-games I think it was "really cool news" 8 years ago.
  17. I'm with you, if you want to leave a school that has been good to you, then so be it. But don't stay in conference.
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