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49erFanSince1950

  • joined Dec 21, 2009
  • last login Jul 10, 2014
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Retired Silicon Valley COO/CFO now living in Ajijic (pronounced ah-hee-heek'), Mexico ... on the northern shore of Lake Chapala, Mexico's largest lake, 40 miles southwest of Guadalajara in central Mexico.

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  • MLB Oakland Athletics
  • NBA Golden State Warriors
  • NFL San Francisco 49ers
  • NCAAF Stanford Cardinal
  • NCAAB Stanford Cardinal
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WHICH DRAFT STRATEGY IS BEST ........... STAY-PUT? TRADE-UP? TRADE-DOWN?

Like all the rest of you I'm pissed about having to wait this long for the Draft. Tired of twiddling my thumbs, I decided to challenge myself to maximize the draft haul for the Niners using the...

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AN UNCONVENTIONAL MOCK DRAFT ... but it's still pretty good!

The demand side of the draft equation is now resolved ... that is, after the Lloyd signing I don't expect any further changes (of consequence) to the Niners present roster via free agency. I had...

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OPTIMIZING THE NINERS' 2014 ROSTER

With the start of free agency, it's time to think more seriously about optimizing the Niners' 2014 roster ... both through free agency and the draft. Which free agents will Baalke sign? ...

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Yet ANOTHER Perspective on the "Harbaugh Issue"

Oops! I wrote this article earlier today but had to go to a couple of meetings before getting the chance to proof read it. I just now got back on the site to proof and post this ... BUT saw Steve...

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EVALUATE ANOTHER ONE OF MY WILD-ASS DRAFT IDEAS

Identifying the First-Round Draft Target(s) First, let's eliminate the guys that are just not attainable (via a blockbuster trade-up) without killing the rest of our draft ... Watkins, Dennard,...

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WILL MY DREAM COME TRUE?

As all of you know, except for the upcoming Combine, the period between now and the Draft gets more than a little SLOW. Where I live, the daytime weather this time of year is in the high-70s and...

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BUILDING THE NINERS' 2014 ROSTER: PART 4 OF 4 -- CUT TO THE FINAL ROSTERS

Never in my 35-year business career did I ever play the bait and switch game. But then, this isn't business, so maybe a little change is in order. Let it not be said that in my old age I became...

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BUILDING THE NINERS' 2014 ROSTER: PART 3 OF 4 -- ADDING DRAFTEES TO THE MIX

In Part 2 of this 4-part post I proposed the disposition (re-signing or releasing) of all of the Niners' 2014 free agents, of other players to be released, 2014 contracts to be restructured,...

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BUILDING THE NINERS' 2014 ROSTER: PART 2 OF 4 -- DISPOSITION AND REPLACEMENT OF FREE AGENTS

ADVANCE WARNING: For those of you who suffer eye fatigue from reading my lengthy posts, hang in there. Yes, this one is another long one, but good news ... while packed with content, the...

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BUILDING THE NINERS' 2014 ROSTER: PART 1 OF 4 -- IDENTIFYING THE NEEDS

Well ... that was certainly a disappointing ending to the 2013 season. Again! Cumulative "Harbaalke Era" playoff record ... three Super Bowl at bats, three outs! Thus, the obvious question is:...

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Just think of this FanPost as ... Pushing the Fast Forward Button!

Bye weeks always seem to drag out … although this one is more interesting than most because of the roster-change activity. In my boredom I decided to amuse myself by taking another crack at...

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Projecting the 2014 Final-53 Roster: Part 2 -- 2014 Mock Draft, Forecasted Trades, Extensions & Releases

POSITIONAL NEEDS In Part 1 of this post (published last week) I analyzed the Niners current Final-53 and Practice Squad rosters to identify weaknesses and positions where the team could be...

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Projecting the 2014 Final-53 Roster: Part 1 -- Current Roster Weaknesses and Draft Needs

I'm so old that I can't think of myself as a player anymore, so I have to resort to playing general manager ... that's a joke ... but unfortunately it's also true. Further, given my...

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Do we really have to wait until next February? Hell no! Here's how it turns out ...

The 2013 regular season is finally here! So, it's time for me to publish my annual projections for the entire season. I do this by taking the 17-week schedule and projecting the winner of each...

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What to do about Michael Crabtree?

My FanPosts have sometimes been called "sagas". I'll try to keep this one relatively brief. Many of us seem to want to ignore the impending roster issue that we have to deal with sometime in the...

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Watch College Football? How About Scouting 2014 Niners Draft Prospects While You're Doing It?

If you're like me, you like college football but you LOVE professional football and the Niners in particular. I find that I need a little added incentive when I watch college football on the...

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MY FINAL ... BUT NEARLY PERFECT ... 2013 NINERS MOCK DRAFT

First, an advance advisory for Modesto Matt: This one is only a Reader's-Digest-length "novel" ... sorry to disappoint! Let's start with a little analysis ... comparing the characteristics of...

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A Lengthy Tale ... Of Mock-Drafting Seven Or More Eventual Starters ...Of 28% Turnover Of The Super Bowl Roster ... And More Good Stuff

Before getting to the meat of the topic, I have some thoughts to share about (a) my changing vision of evaluating defensive back prospects, and (b) the Niners likely strategy in the forthcoming...

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Let's Fast-Forward to Opening Day in September

FRUSTRATION!! Now that the Combine has concluded, we're sitting around waiting ... and waiting ... and waiting. For the Alex Smith trade to consummate ... for free agency to start ... for the...

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How about a win (Niners), win (Indy Colts), lose (Seattle SeaChickens) scenario??

So ... this morning I'm reading Nick and Trevor's Niners Nation Mock Draft 2.0 article and mazonmafia asks the question what would it take to trade up from #31 to #24 to beat Pete Carroll (Seattle...

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How Best to Upgrade the Roster?

We've had a lot of individual posts concerning whether or not to re-sign each of our own free agents. On the subject of free agents, we've also had a lot of discussion about potential non-Niners...

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Disposition of Niners Free Agents and Pre-Combine Mock Draft

Well ... I certainly stirred things up a few days ago with my article concerning the trade of Alex Smith! Maybe I can stir it up again! Been doing quite a bit of homework on this year's draft...

Alex Smith: Considering the trade possibilities

A commenter looks at the numerous trade possibilities surrounding Alex Smith

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A few thoughts following today's game in St. Louis ...

1. First, let's be honest ... except for Fangio and the defensive players, the Niners did not deserve to win this game. 2. Yes, the officiating was terrible ... seems like I haven't seen an...

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HELP ... anyone!!

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Speaking of Later-Round Wide Receiver Prospects ...

As some of you know, I like to poke around trying to find hidden gem draft prospects for the Niners. Came across this guy in one of Rob Rang's blog posts ... WR Dale Moss of the South Dakota State...

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Thoughts on Remaining Free Agents

We seem to be in a bit of a lull with respect to the Niners activity in free agency. Yet there is lots of speculation concerning what will happen. Here are my thoughts: 1. The delay in getting...

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Projecting the Niners' Draft Selections

Since the conslusion of the Combine there has been a plethora of mock drafts ... both here on Niners Nation and across the Internet. Fooch has posted the annual 49ers Mock Draft Data Base, which...

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Niners Free Agent Signings ... Who's Out and Who's In?

Now that all the franchise tags have been doled out and some potential free agents have been re-signed by their present teams, we have a much better idea of who is really available to be signed by...

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