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I think a lot of people are missing this basic problem with Naylor. It really isn’t that great for us to have a guy break out when he’s already in his second year of arbitration. We need good production on the field, but we also need surplus value if we’re supposed to compete with $100 million less than other contenders have. This player has us flushing the potential for surplus value down the toilet almost completely.
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I think he can be tendered a contract and then demoted.
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He was mostly butchering at the plate as well
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Have to agree.
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The location doesn’t matter if they’re not in the same business.
Some have suggested that it isn’t "obvious" that they’re not in the same business. I think it’s extraordinarily obvious.
The roller derby team — in addition to being defunct — not only isn’t a major-league club with an international presence, it isn’t even a professional team at all. Nobody makes their living playing for this team, and it’s not clear that any men’s roller derby player makes a living in this entire country. It isn’t a professional sports league.
Speaking of which: THERE IS NO LEAGUE.
Seriously, what league are they in? None! There are no league standings, they don’t play for any championship.
I’m not denying that they were nominally in the sports entertainment business, attempting to make a profit (maybe! not definitely!) — but no court will consider them a competitor of the Browns, Cavaliers and Indians.
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It’s a little silly to suggest that an MLB club wants to acquire Arias to play third base.
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We actually did great by letting Santana go and then trading to get him back.
Santana’s deal was frontloaded, Encarnacion’s was backloaded. We got the end of Santana’s deal and the start of Encarnacion’s. Far better value for our parts of those contracts than the other teams got for theirs.
Even Santana’s craptacular final season’s salary was scaled down to 37% due to the pandemic.
I think we should not overestimate how good these two ever were as prospects.
They were pressed into MLB service not because they’re particularly good or promising, but because we just didn’t have anyone else.
I don’t think Mejia survives the purge. Maybe Hentges, but maybe not.
Breaking out? I’d settle for replacement level value. You moved the goalposts just a little bit here
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My own business: Turtle Studios, music production and recording studio in Philadelphia.
There is at least one Turtle Studios that is an art studio in a different city. It’s fine.
There’s also Turtle Recording, basically the same type of business as ours but 3000 miles away. I can’t claim that our international footprint is so significant as to foreclose the use of that name by another studio in Vancouver.
I don’t own that trademark for every possible situation, only in my own industry, and only as far afield geographically as I can demonstrate that we have a real business presence.
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I think what many people seem to miss about this is … the roller derby team does not own that real estate. They just don’t.
Under federal law, trademarks are specific to the industry and geographic location. Different businesses can use the same name as a trademark, as long as they don’t compete in the same industry.
Clearly, an inactive roller derby franchise is not competing in the same industry as an MLB franchise. They do not own that name for professional baseball — and unlike MLB clubs, they do not have any kind of national presence, either.
It really isn’t their real estate. Seriously, it’s not.
rec for data!
Regardless of present-day defensive skills, Rocchio is going to arrive a lot sooner and so gets the priority.