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VanillaStache


Berea, Ohio (via Berea, Ohio)

MEMBER SINCE   July 30, 2015

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Buckeyes beating Alabama in the Sugar Bowl.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Chase Young
  • NFL TEAM: Browns
  • MLB TEAM: Indians

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Comment 20 Dec 2018

Its crazy to see that list of people who have hardly made a mark. Sometimes I will go back and look at National lists and see who was at the top of those and where they were drafted. It's cool to see guys on there that were studs all the way through and continue to do so in NFL but there are also a number of guys like Trenton Thompson who were #1 players at their position and just fizzled. 

Comment 18 Dec 2018

If he wants to transfer....you take him. Now if he isn't a fit schematically or culturally on the team then I think you hesitate a bit but if they are this far along in the process one would think he is already someone they really want. 

I know Tate lovers out there are not a fan of this but just because he is good and may push Tate out of a starting spot is no reason to turn him away. 

Comment 18 Dec 2018

I can see your point but my personal opinion there have been better guys to come out. A lot of my hesitation is that fact that I don't think he will be successful if he starts right away. Most everyone I listed were no doubt starters from Day 1 except for Goff and we will never know about Mahomes. 

He has been great but also inconsistent and needs a year of seasoning at the next level. He is a great prospect but hopefully where ever he gets drafted they don't rush him onto the field. 

Comment 18 Dec 2018

Best QB prospect in a decade? I think Andrew Luck, Matt Ryan, Carson Wentz, Jared Goff and Pat Mahomes have something to say about that. I would also say Baker is a better QB than Dwayne but he is still in his first season. 

Comment 18 Dec 2018

I love when people say he should stay and just take out an insurance policy like that would actually cover the amount he would have made when he leaves this year. Judging by the numbers above even the least amount he would make would be more than any insurance policy he would have. I remember reading about Jaylen Smith's insurance policy and he got $7M over like 4 years but if/when his total comp exceeds that $7M then he has to pay it back. These policies are not intended to pay out and if they do it sounds like they get their money back eventually. 

It just doesn't make sense for him to leave that this topic is getting old. He's leaving and he should...get that bread.

Comment 17 Dec 2018

I would be stunned if they didn't make more moves...one thing we forget is that we have to have suitors as well. I get the feeling that the price tag is too much Kluber and Bauer so teams are slow playing it to see what they can do closer to the season or even at the trade deadline. The catcher situation was odd to me but I think it was because they like Haase a lot. 

Comment 17 Dec 2018

Perez is an excellent catcher, not a great hitter though. Now in his defense he doesn't get many at bats so maybe that will change but I don't see that changing much. 

Haase will likely be the 2nd catcher for them and I know they are pretty high on him overall. He was always overshadowed by Mejia in the minors. 

Comment 17 Dec 2018

You are out of your element. Not a single person would say that they would forego millions upon millions of dollars in order to develop another year so they can make it to their 2nd contract. In a game such as this you cannot plan on where you will be in your career in 6 years because one hit or even non-contact injury and you are done. 

Comment 17 Dec 2018

Tom Brady was drafted in the 6th round so he wasn't planning his career around the draft, he was just hoping to be on a squad. 

Comment 17 Dec 2018

I agree with this on Letsgotribe....they are really the only one that I know of that actually knows what they are talking about. 

Waiting For Next Year (WFNY) is OK but they cover all sports and tend to have more opinion pieces. 

Comment 14 Dec 2018

Agree, Ohio beer scene is top notch and there are many times I am blown away by what some of the breweries are doing around here. 

Comment 14 Dec 2018

I was in Grand Rapids recently and had quite a few beers you just cant find in NE Ohio. 

- Brewery Vivant: It is in an old church and does farmhouse type ales. Their Farmhouse IPA was really good along with their House Cider. Kind of had a European feel to it but overall was great. 

- We also don't have Jolly Pumpkin around here and they had some good beers. They are known for their Sours and have locations in Detroit and Grand Rapids. 

- The others were Founders and New Holland but you can find those guys pretty much anywhere. 

Around this area if you know where to do you can get a lot of really solid beers from all across the country/world but beer trading is a solid idea. 

Comment 14 Dec 2018

I was thinking about this further and the more I do the more I don't want to deal him to any AL team. Trading him to the Yankees would make an already better team than the Indians even better. No gracias. 

Comment 14 Dec 2018

Well the worse case scenario backup is JRam would move back to 3B and Kipnis back to 2B. If they dealt Yandy one would think they have a plan to bring someone else in to play 3rd. 

Comment 14 Dec 2018

I don't think they will undersell either because they simply do not have to. Worse case scenario is you don't get a deal you like, keep your Cy Young caliber pitcher and then trade him to a needy team at the deadline. 

Comment 14 Dec 2018

I would be OK with that return because you get 1 proven starter in the OF, Verdugo who has a high ceiling OF and a back end starter for your rotation. It is clear that Kluber and Bauer are not in the plans after 2019/2020 so this would be a realistic trade. 

Comment 13 Dec 2018

I agree, it doesn't matter if you get 20 wins in a season or place higher in Cy Young voting...still posted a 7.71 ERA when it counted.

Comment 13 Dec 2018

Throwing soon, he is also a head case. I don't see him breaking into the rotation again, maybe spot starts here and there but best spot for him could be in bullpen.