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    surplus value is a terrible thing to waste

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    Acuna and Albies pretty much guarantee the Braves are an 80 win team for the next 5+ years with any sort of competent GM filling in the rest of the roster.

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    La Stella would fit pretty well on this roster if the Angels are looking to trade him now that their IF is pretty stacked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enscheff View Post
    La Stella would fit pretty well on this roster if the Angels are looking to trade him now that their IF is pretty stacked.
    Oh my.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enscheff View Post
    La Stella would fit pretty well on this roster if the Angels are looking to trade him now that their IF is pretty stacked.
    Adam Frazier would too. Not sure if pirates would trade him though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enscheff View Post
    La Stella would fit pretty well on this roster if the Angels are looking to trade him now that their IF is pretty stacked.
    Can this team handle another Golden Wren on the roster?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enscheff View Post
    Acuna and Albies pretty much guarantee the Braves are an 80 win team for the next 5+ years with any sort of competent GM filling in the rest of the roster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CyYoung31 View Post
    Can this team handle another Golden Wren on the roster?
    If we can have the Frank Five on the team.

    Acuna
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    Sobotka

    That's a respectable core to build your team around. Not even including Jacob Webb
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Chosen One View Post
    If we can have the Frank Five on the team.

    Acuna
    Albies
    LaStella
    Camargo
    Sobotka

    That's a respectable core to build your team around. Not even including Jacob Webb
    If only Gattis would come out of retirement

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    feel like Kenshin Kawakami, Chris Johnson, and BJ Upton should be honorary members of that squad. also Braxton Davidson is being slept on.
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    Meanwhile, another Golden Wren, Mike Dunn, announced his retirement today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carp View Post
    Meanwhile, another Golden Wren, Mike Dunn, announced his retirement today.
    It was really a big mix up. He was talking to reporters and said Hi, I am Dunn. The rest was history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bravesfanMatt View Post
    Monopoly was created in the 1930’s as a pastime for those unemployed by the Great Depression.
    The game that became Monopoly was originally designed in the 19-aughts as a way to demonstrate the evils of robber barons and landlords, and was called "the Landlord's Game." There were originally two rule sets. The monopoly rules as we know them today were to the "bad" ones, designed for essentially everyone to end up in bankruptcy and thus demonstrate the terrible system we live in. Under the second, "good" rules, utilities were free and everyone benefitted when one person succeeded.

    But people found the part where you crush your enemies and hear the lamentations of their women to be more fun than holding hands in blissful commune. And then, as if to prove the point beyond all measure, a big corporation (Parker Brothers) came in, stole the idea, took out the "message," and mass marketed it for pure profit, and the original creator got nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metaphysicist View Post
    The game that became Monopoly was originally designed in the 19-aughts as a way to demonstrate the evils of robber barons and landlords, and was called "the Landlord's Game." There were originally two rule sets. The monopoly rules as we know them today were to the "bad" ones, designed for essentially everyone to end up in bankruptcy and thus demonstrate the terrible system we live in. Under the second, "good" rules, utilities were free and everyone benefitted when one person succeeded.

    But people found the part where you crush your enemies and hear the lamentations of their women to be more fun than holding hands in blissful commune. And then, as if to prove the point beyond all measure, a big corporation (Parker Brothers) came in, stole the idea, took out the "message," and mass marketed it for pure profit, and the original creator got nothing.
    I mean, this is a little on the nose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metaphysicist View Post
    The game that became Monopoly was originally designed in the 19-aughts as a way to demonstrate the evils of robber barons and landlords, and was called "the Landlord's Game." There were originally two rule sets. The monopoly rules as we know them today were to the "bad" ones, designed for essentially everyone to end up in bankruptcy and thus demonstrate the terrible system we live in. Under the second, "good" rules, utilities were free and everyone benefitted when one person succeeded.

    But people found the part where you crush your enemies and hear the lamentations of their women to be more fun than holding hands in blissful commune. And then, as if to prove the point beyond all measure, a big corporation (Parker Brothers) came in, stole the idea, took out the "message," and mass marketed it for pure profit, and the original creator got nothing.
    Wasn't the Landlord's Game created by some lady who was a Georgist activist? Meaning that she believed that people didn't have a right to earn profit off of privately owned land and that those types of economic value should be redistributed equally?

    I don't remember her name, but I do remember reading about her in college when I was looking into to different economic ideas on my own time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metaphysicist View Post
    The game that became Monopoly was originally designed in the 19-aughts as a way to demonstrate the evils of robber barons and landlords, and was called "the Landlord's Game." There were originally two rule sets. The monopoly rules as we know them today were to the "bad" ones, designed for essentially everyone to end up in bankruptcy and thus demonstrate the terrible system we live in. Under the second, "good" rules, utilities were free and everyone benefitted when one person succeeded.

    But people found the part where you crush your enemies and hear the lamentations of their women to be more fun than holding hands in blissful commune. And then, as if to prove the point beyond all measure, a big corporation (Parker Brothers) came in, stole the idea, took out the "message," and mass marketed it for pure profit, and the original creator got nothing.
    Phenomenal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UNCBlue012 View Post
    Maybe he didn't want to play for the Reds.....🤷🏿*♂️

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay212033 View Post
    Maybe he didn't want to play for the Reds.....🤷🏿*♂️
    Can you blame him?

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