The Official Cleveland Baseball Club Thread: We can't afford a nickname

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  1. HotMic

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  2. Todd Bonzales

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    Alright. Please just win a World Series. Thanks.
     
  3. Corch

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    It's the right move. However stripping this team of any talent is not. They're gonna be bad and then really bad once they move Lindor
     
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  4. CTownND

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    I thought we already said we'd be changing it but maybe I just tuned the whole thing out too much
     
  5. dukebuckeye

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    Thread title update.

    Also, if we end up landing on the Cleveland Spiders, I am leaving the fan base and looking for a new team.
     
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  6. dukebuckeye

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    Fuck the Dolans. No one support these losers.

     
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  8. mp_22

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    Don’t understand how owners shouldn’t be made to sell, you can convince your fan base your trying to win.
     
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  9. dukebuckeye

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    We're not even playing the same sport right now as other MLB teams.
     
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    The sad part is we are.

    There's essentially two leagues right now. There's teams like the Dodgers, Astros, Yankees, and Padres that are trying to win (maybe 4-6 total?) and the rest of the league is sellers. It's not just us even though we want to make it about the Dolans - the Rays are dismantling an AL pennant winner, the Brewers are taking steps back, even the fucking Cubs fire sold Darvish at twenty cents on the dollar.

    MLB is completely fucked. You have 5 teams playing for the World Series and the rest playing for "Optimized Wins per Dollar." Players are essentially indentured servitudes until they have ~8 years of league service, making teams hoard talent so teams like us firing selling all stars can't even get a fucking quarter of the return back. At least when the Cleveland Baseball Team was fire selling players like Cliff Lee a while back, we could pull off a decent return, now we couldn't even get a top 8 prospect from the METS for two all-stars. The whole system sucks. It isn't fair teams have insane control over players and someone like Bieber is going to plod along as an All Star making like $900k until we fire sell him in four years for Dirk McGlurp, an 18 year old single A outfielder. It isn't fair that there aren't rules that incentivize teams to try to WIN GAMES. And most of all it isn't fair to fans who have to deal with teams that don't even try to win.
     
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    Dolan will still have the audacity to tell us to come out and support this shit
     
  12. Corch

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    I talked my buddy who has season tickets into cancelling
     
  13. theregionsitter

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    I’m sorry guys, you don’t deserve this shit.

    that trade is a disgrace
     
  14. TheGrifter

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    I’m not giving the Dolan’s another penny of my money.
     
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    I think that’s their plan
     
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    and the franchise has tripled in value since Paul Dolan purchased it 20 years ago.

    Fuck him
     
  17. OhioHoo

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    Don’t blame the owners, blame the players. They are the ones that refuse a salary cap, which also would include a salary floor. So everyone except for the Yankees, Red Sox, Dodgers and Cubs will continue to pay 20 guys 500k per year for their first three years because the MLBPA wants 5 guys to be able to make $40 million per year.

    Be happy at least the Indians are competitive despite their salary limitations.
     
  18. dukebuckeye

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    Anytime you can offload a consistent MVP candidate that is 28-years old with three years left on his deal averaging about $10 million per year, you have to do it.
     
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    If you're going to trade Ramirez on that contract, MLB has to force you to sell the team. We're going to be a AAA team with a top 5 staff next year when it was all just dismantled.
     
  21. dukebuckeye

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    For reference, getting rid of Jose would clear another $9.4 million off the books. Putting our total payroll at *checks calculator* $14.1 million
     
  22. Doyle McPoyle

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    Anybody who continues to give this organization your time is a sucker.
     
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  23. HotMic

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    Welp. Things just keep getting better.
     
  24. dukebuckeye

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    Go on...
     
  25. dukebuckeye

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    This?



    Good. Maybe Dolan will be forced to sell.
     
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  27. Aurelius

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    Don't understand Bobby Bradley being out with the spring he had - while Bauers is in
     
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  28. dukebuckeye

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    1st round bust Bradley Zimmer. Sucks- seemed like he was on his way a few years ago.
     
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  29. dukebuckeye

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    This might shock you guys but we currently have 3 hits and 0 runs through 8 innings. Feels like this will be the theme all year.
     
  30. Corch

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    Against the Tigers lol
     
  31. HotMic

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  32. dukebuckeye

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    What do we think, guys?

     
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  33. bigCUM

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    I know it got pointed out on twitter but does that person seriously think that the Browns nickname is referring to black people?
     
  34. dukebuckeye

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    About as reasonable as Keith Olberman claiming The Masters is named after slave owners.
     
  35. Corch

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    Noter Dumb
     
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  36. CTownND

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    Another year, another AAAA offense
     
  37. Corch

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    Sell the team.

    There's gotta be a billionaire out there that has no better way to spend his money.
     
  38. dukebuckeye

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    That's being generous.
     
  39. HotMic

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  40. dukebuckeye

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    This is a shock.

     
  41. HotMic

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    Bieber is unreal, thought the offense would leave him hanging again.
     
  42. hood b. goode

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    Guardians aint a bad name
     
  43. HotMic

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    I feel like 90% of people won’t understand the name’s relation to the city. Preferred Spiders.
     
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    I'm that 10%. Educate me?
     
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  45. dukebuckeye

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    Glad it is not Spiders.

    Don't love Guardians, but whatever.
     
  46. nexus

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    We understand it just fine, it’s just a stupid name.
     
  47. Joe Louis

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    lost their name and bout to lose 2nd place in the AL Central :warn:
     
  48. dukebuckeye

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    Correct.
     
  49. HotMic

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    Cool. Like I said, they picked an incredibly obscure reference that nobody will understand. I didn’t say it wasn’t stupid.
     
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