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  1. This, though tough for some to understand. I included Moustakas because after supposedly being backed into a $6.5 million one year deal, he ended up making $16.5M including buyouts, and now has a multi-year deal with a team on the rise, including a $4M buyout OR a $20M team option for a fifth year. It's almost as though the Boras Corp knows the market better than non-professionals.
  2. Boras Corporation clients have signed approx. $900M worth of contracts (NPV) between last week and yesterday. One of those contracts was Mike Moustakas, who signed for 4 years and $64M.
  3. I hope and expect that Rendon will get a standing ovation. Great player and class guy. Too bad he'll be out in the AL West fighting for .500, though I guess a turnaround is always possible.
  4. Deferrals do not change the salary cap (Average Annual Value, or AAV) hit of the contract assuming that the amount is deferred without interest. In that case the only thing that changes is the Net Present Value of the contract - and of course the flexibility it provides ownership in actual dollars. Of course the Lerners have the money for Rendon if they want to spend it and incur the taxes. I can't think of an opt-out that didn't pay off for the player in the long run. I'm sure that there's been an example or two, but none come to mind off the top of my head.
  5. I'm dubious in the short term. The entire space is a ghost town save 12-1. The new steak frites place was good on a last visit, and the pizza is serviceable. I think the concept is very interesting, but mall traffic just doesn't migrate to the third floor, and it seems like the nearby office workers aren't doing so in large numbers either.
  6. Both of those things are absolutely true. That said, I come by about 4x/ year and the experience is always excellent, and I am looking for the old favorites (have been going since the 4 points on K Street). Would like to say I'd go more if the menu changed more, but the reality is that I'm seldom in DC, so the new usually prevails.
  7. Amazing! Absolutely no quit in this team. So happy for all of them, but particularly Ryan Zimmerman and of course the Lerner family.
  8. Never had the chicken parm, but enjoyed the pizza at the DC location. Will check it out, though totally unrelated to a popeye's (or Shake Shack) chicken sandwich.
  9. I think that GoFundMe is the best platform. A friend of mine started a GoFundMe for a valued member of our community and it really took off...as you can see: https://www.gofundme.com/f/sam-coleman
  10. I've been to Luger's countless times over the years and agree on the decline, which seemed particularly steep post-2005 or so. I think that there are three factors at play here - first, the experience is no longer singular. Plenty of spots in Manhattan offering similar approaches to the Porterhouse, if not the atmosphere. Second, the steakhouse has evolved significantly over the years - remember Charlie Palmer Steak when Bryan Voltaggio was there? Steak wasn't even the main draw, arguably. As Bob stated, fish is a huge focus in steakhouses now, as are more interesting, less indifferently cooked side dishes. Finally, hard to keep a family business running on all cylinders for so many years. Need a singular focus on quality and a vision for the future. Wouldn't cry for them though - based on the value of that land alone.
  11. I tried one during the first run. It was pretty good for a fast food chicken sandwich. I've only had chic fil a once, so can't really compare the two, though.
  12. Great atmosphere over the past three games... the results, not so much. Saw a lot that I've never seen before in my section - two women were removed for flashing Gerritt Cole, some Maga guys got into an argument with veterans on two consecutive nights (different veterans), and few of the usual suspects in my section in attendance. I was really impressed with the Delta Club service for the series - my first beer each night was given in a commemorative cup. They were happy to provide other commemorative cups if asked, as well. Some may figure it's the least they can do given several years with these tickets, but I thought it was a very nice touch.
  13. I was there. Halfway up Section C. Incredible game. Looking forward to the Series, and was very happy to see Mark Lerner acknowledge the DeWitt family from the podium after the game. Very nice to call out one of the best families in baseball. Also interesting that the Nats won the penant right before Bryce's Birthday...
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