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« on: February 09, 2018, 05:45:20 PM »

I'm watching it live right now so will update as I hear items of interest:

He confirmed that Denmark, Lefevour and Bond won't be back.

Still negotiating with Heath and Westerman. 

Hurl is a guy they are also looking at possibly bringing back, but right now, how he might fit in is uncertain. 

At LB he says both Wild and Santos-Knox can both play WIL or MLB, and they are comfortable with both playing either position since Santos-Knox played MLB in college.  Gives them flexibility. 

Paul Friesnen obviously doesn't do his homework.  He just asked Walters if Bowman is still the highest paid non-QB in the league  Roll Eyes  Walters said no. 

Walters says he is looking at upgrading in free agency across the board, but tough to know who will be available, as free agency is unpredictable. 

Walters says the trend around the league is that more money is spent on the offensive side of the ball, so there is a need to rely on younger, cheaper players on D. 

Says Gaitor and Clarke can both start in the secondary if needed. 
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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2018, 05:47:53 PM »

Any mention of Finch or signing a proven MLB?
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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2018, 05:48:15 PM »

Nothing new in those comments expect possibly the Hurl comment.  He only fits as an ST guy that takes a very large pay cut.
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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2018, 05:52:08 PM »

Pretty much signals we are not going to spend on a MLBer imo.
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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2018, 05:53:48 PM »

I'm watching right now so will update as I hear items of interest:

He confirmed that Denmark, Lefevour and Bond won't be back. As expected

Still negotiating with Heath and Westerman.  Well that's positive

Hurl is a guy they are also looking at possibly bringing back, but right now, how he might fit in is uncertain.  Dear Tom Cruise's Gawd, please, please don't let this happen.  I will give up bacon if that's what it takes to please you in this regard

At LB he says both Wild and Santos-Knox can both play WIL or MLB, and they are comfortable with both playing either position since Santos-Knox played MLB in college.  Gives them flexibility. Meh, with three proven MLBs about to hit the market, this seems like a fall back position more than anything

Paul Friesnen obviously doesn't do his homework.  He just asked Walters if Bowman is still the highest paid non-QB in the league  Roll Eyes  Walters said no. 


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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2018, 05:54:50 PM »

Pretty much signals we are not going to spend on a MLBer imo.

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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2018, 06:08:49 PM »

I'm watching right now so will update as I hear items of interest:

He confirmed that Denmark, Lefevour and Bond won't be back.

Still negotiating with Heath and Westerman. 

Hurl is a guy they are also looking at possibly bringing back, but right now, how he might fit in is uncertain. 

At LB he says both Wild and Santos-Knox can both play WIL or MLB, and they are comfortable with both playing either position since Santos-Knox played MLB in college.  Gives them flexibility. 

Paul Friesnen obviously doesn't do his homework.  He just asked Walters if Bowman is still the highest paid non-QB in the league  Roll Eyes  Walters said no. 

Walters says he is looking an upgrading in free agency across the board, but tough to know who will be available, as free agency is unpredictable. 

Walters says the trend around the league is that more money is spent on the offensive side of the ball, so there is a need to rely on younger, cheaper players on D. 

Says Gaitor and Clarke can both start in the secondary if needed. 

Where are you watching this presser?  I wish the Bombers would live-stream from their website more often.
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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2018, 06:09:02 PM »

Pretty much signals we are not going to spend on a MLBer imo.

That?s what I got out of his response as well. Disappointing.
He also said he felt Alexander had a great first year.
Thinking we?re going to have to outscore to win this year!
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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2018, 06:09:45 PM »

Where are you watching this presser?  I wish the Bombers would live-stream from their website more often.
It?s over now. Lasted about 30 minutes.
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« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2018, 06:13:27 PM »

Pretty much signals we are not going to spend on a MLBer imo.

I hope you're wrong.
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« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2018, 06:14:32 PM »

If Walters fails to build a somewhat repectable defense, changes gotta be made
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« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2018, 06:16:12 PM »

That?s what I got out of his response as well. Disappointing.
He also said he felt Alexander had a great first year.
Thinking we?re going to have to outscore to win this year!
That?s not how I took it at all. He said he wants to upgrade everywhere, but free agency is unpredictable so if he can?t upgrade there, he?s comfortable with Santos-Knox and Wild.
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« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2018, 06:21:58 PM »

What I get from this is that we still have money to spend in free agency. I'm not happy with his slant on spending on the defensive side of the roster. Could just be a smoke and mirrors comment but that's where we really needed the most improvement on our roster.

Adding Durant and Bowman certainly solve some offensive issues we did have.

EDIT: Looking forward to see what we do in free agency next week.
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« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2018, 06:35:40 PM »

On the plus side it sounds like Hurl will not be our starting MLB.

On the m'eh side it sounds like JSK will be our starting MLB, unless a new recruit totally lights it up in camp (doubtful).

I like JSK but this reminds me of when we put Bass to MLB instead of where he excelled, at WIL. For the same reason, too: that we have Wild.

I don't know how JSK will handle MLB, he might be very good, but for now this feels underwhelming.
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« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2018, 06:39:51 PM »

That?s what I got out of his response as well. Disappointing.
He also said he felt Alexander had a great first year.
Thinking we?re going to have to outscore to win this year!

That's... um... that's the only way to win.

By definition.
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