The CEO of a Dodgers Fan Group (I Guess That's a Thing?) Put up a Billboard Outside of Fenway Thanking the Red Sox For Trading Mookie Betts
I used to love the Red Sox more than I love myself, but that isn't really saying much when my brain has been telling me to take the early checkout since the early 2000s, but if you've read DOL in the last 13 months, you know exactly how I feel about the Mookie Betts trade. I don't really feel like picking that scab right now, so here's everything I've written on the topic since the Red Sox essentially traded him twice with zero regards for the most famous curse in the history of sports (sorry, Cubs fans).
-As if the Red Sox Weren't a Big Enough Joke Already, Lebron James Now Owns (Governs) Part of Them!
-I Want to Believe But I Don't Know If I Can
-Well, This (Potentially) Changes Everything
-Not Only Do the Red Sox Suck at Paying Generational Talent, but They Suck at Twitter Too!
-It Looks Like The Dodgers Are About To Sign Mookie to a Giant Deal
-Some Telling Stats About The Future of The United States of America
-How to Induce Vomiting (in New England)
-Mookie Betts Buys Groceries and Pizza For People Shopping and Working in Tennessee
-John Henry FINALLY Addresses The Mookie Betts Trade (and I Address My Future as a Red Sox Fan)
-After Nearly A Week of Hold Ups The Curse of Mookie Is Official (R.I.P. My Red Sox Fandom)
-So You're Telling Me There's a Chance?
-I Officially No Longer Love The Boston Red Sox
There appears to be a new billboard outside of Fenway Park courtesy of Alex Soto, the "CEO" of Dodgers Fan Group "Pantone 294" (named after the Pantone of Dodger Blue) just in time for 4,500 people to spend over $500/ticket watching a team with zero chance to compete in 2021 while lining the pockets of billionaires who no longer care about putting the most competitive team on the field as possible!!!
A team whose ownership and front office mishandled the books so badly while changing their organizational philosophy as frequently as you change your underwear that they traded away the first player in baseball history to win a Batting Title, MVP, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, and World Series in the same season. Why pay Mookie fucking Betts when you can reset the books and acquire Malibu's Most Wanted and a couple of prospects? I mean, the Red Sox are only worth 3.3 BILLION DOLLARS.
Upon further research (reading the twitter thread for three minutes) it looks like the CEO of Pantone 294 may not be the best dude out there. I think he tried to profit off of Kobe's death?
That's incredibly scummy if true and obviously I don't condone, but I'm not trying to waste my time going down that rabbit hole when I should be saying that I fucking love this billboard. If you're crying about using the money for a more productive reason can you just relax? Do you feel better that you got your internet pats on the back from strangers? Of course donating to a food bank or something would be a more productive way to spend money, but does everything have to be so life or death? Can we just relax for a second? Nobody is more about fixing humanity’s biggest issues but sports are not the end of the world. It's okay to talk shit and be a little bit of a dick sometimes in the right setting and this is the perfect one. Putting this outside of Fenway is objectively hilarious. A+ trolling. It should piss Red Sox fans off. Maybe if more people fucking listened to me and tried to do some sort of fan revolt things would've changed?
Dodger fans should be thanking the Red Sox for handing them Mookie Betts and David Price in exchange for a flip-phone and Easy-Bake Oven. Mookie put a borderline All-Star team over the top and helped them win their first World Series since 1988. How the Red Sox thought it was a good idea to trade him to the most loaded roster in baseball in a deal that didn't send back a single pitcher is beyond me. Fuck everything about Fenway Sports Group. They had the balls to put up a Black Lives Matter banner on Fenway after they cheaped out on paying their two best black players. You'd think if they actually believed that they'd want to have Mookie Betts be the face of the franchise while setting up him and his family for life? That could've helped changed Boston's image by investing in and building around black generational talent but nah, let's get super good guy Alex Verdugo!
Now, if you want to say this is classless or that it's some lame shit that makes Dodger fans look bad, that's your right. I can sorta see from some Dodger fans' POV how it's a salt-in-the-wound move, but I happen to fucking loathe the Red Sox ownership group and love this billboard, so pour salt like you’re Gandhi. The Red Sox should be a case study in incompetence. It'd be one thing if you didn't trade Babe Ruth a year after winning a championship in a year that ends in 18, and this was the first time that a decision like this was made, but it's not! How can you even tempt fate knowing how far back that set the Red Sox? I will never spend a cent on Red Sox tickets or memorabilia until they sell the team or die. I encourage all people to shit on the Red Sox for trading Mookie.
I know next to nothing about this Alex Soto dude, but I commend him for putting up this billboard. According to ESPN, he said it was genuine thanks, but I'm choosing to interpret this as a troll job and a fantastic one at that. Tom Werner, that smug mother fucker, bragged about having four World Series titles while the Dodgers haven't won since 1988 last season after the trade. Well, the Dodgers won it all in 2020, and I pray they overtake the Red Sox in rings this millennium while Mookie is there to make him eat his words. In closing, the Red Sox should be reminded of their decision to trade Mookie Betts every moment of every day. Fuck Fenway Sports Group. Your lasting legacy will be The Curse of the Bowlbino, not the four World Series titles.
Song: Caught Up (2004)
As a new-money dynasty, growing up in the early 2000s, I remember Patriot fans getting a lot of shit for being "fair-weather" or "bandwagon" fans since they were historically a laughing stock across the league (even though from 1976-1988 the Patriots only had one losing season). Back in those days, being called a bandwagon fan was the worst thing you could say to me because I lived and died with Boston sports. Physically, I lived in Florida from 2003-2005 when the Patriots won back-to-back Super Bowls, so people assumed I was a "bandwagon" fan when in reality, I'm from Rhode Island and taking pride in a part of back home. Since some Patriot fans may still get a little shit for not knowing anything about the team before Mo Lewis collapsed Drew Bledsoe's lungs, please allow ya boi, Ole Dozo, to give you a little history lesson. I visited my grandma after work and really didn't feel like blogging tonight, but when it's the 50th anniversary of my favorite team getting its identity, I gotta pound the keys a little!
When the Boston Patriots began playing as a charter member of the American Football League in 1960, similarly to start-up leagues of recent years (even the USFL in the 80s), teams weren't playing in brand-new football-specific stadiums. None of the eight original AFL teams or two expansion ones debuted in a brand new stadium. The Titans of New York (who became the New York Jets in 1963) played in the dilapidated Polo Grounds with stray cats in the stands. The L.A. Coliseum was over 35 years old when the Chargers played there for one season before moving to San Diego until 2017. The then Boston Patriots were basically the couch-surfing team of the league. They never had a true home to call their own. In their 11 seasons of existence prior to 1971 (10 in the American Football League), the Patriots had four different home stadiums (Nickerson Field 1960-62; Fenway Park 1963-68; Alumni Stadium 1969; Harvard Stadium; 1970).
After the AFL-NFL merger was official for the 1970 season, the AFL became the AFC, and as part of the merger, all teams needed to have stadiums up the NFL's 50,000 seat requirement. This meant the Patriots needed a new home as no current stadiums in Boston fit the league's criteria.
When the Patriots left Boston for the suburbs in Foxborough, they also left the name Boston. In anger with the city for never green-lighting a new stadium, as the Patriots were preparing to move into Schaefer, then Sullivan, and ultimately Foxboro Stadium, to appeal to the fact they were no longer the "Boston Patriots," the Patriots changed their name. I feel like most fans know this, but what they might not realize is like the Washington Football Team, the Patriots had a place-holder name.
That's right for like 20 minutes in 1971 the Patriots were known as the "Bay State Patriots". It's a terrible fucking name and rightfully was full of ridicule. I mean you're setting yourself up to be the "B.S." Patriots or something a little more crass during the heyday of homophobia and Provincetown developing as a LGBTQ+ destination.
It wasn't until March 22nd, 1971 that the New England Patriots, as they're known today went into effect. As a Howard Cosell guy I cannot believe I'm saying this, but thank you Pete Rozelle!!!!
"The feeling now is that the Patriots are representing all New England, not just the city of Boston, not just the state of Massachusetts"- Billy Sullivan.
Say what you want about Billy Sullivan, and believe me, there's plenty to say; you could talk about trading Leon Gray to save money when the Patriots were legitimate Super Bowl contenders in the late 1970s or eventually losing the team and stadium for putting Sullivan Stadium up as collateral for Michael Jackson's 1984 Victory Tour, but damnit what a great quote that still rings true to today, even if it was Pete Rozelle who essentially suggested the new name. Rozelle canceled Bay State Patriots! Thank God I'm not a Bay State Patriot fan.
Today, the New England Patriots and the Carolina Panthers (who the Patriots beat in Super Bowl XXXVIII) are the only team in all professional sports (I believe) that represent an entire geographic region (I don't think Golden State Warriors count).
In the 50 years that have since passed, the NEW ENGLAND Patriots have won six Super Bowls and participated in five more for a grand total of 11; three more than the next closest teams (Cowboys, Broncos, and Steelers). I think it is safe to say the name change worked out well.
Song: Winds Change [Live] (with bonus performance of "Roses Are Falling")
Artist: Orville Peck
Album: Pony (2019)
Happy 2nd Birthday to one of my favorite albums of the last 15 years, Pony by Orville Peck. Had I been more with the times and learned about Orville before last year, it would've made the DOL Top 10 Albums of the 2010s. I don't fuck with much contemporary country, but I LOVE Orville Peck. His EP that came out this summer was incredible; super personal, meaningful lyrics. Obligatory reminder that I was supposed to see Orville (and Rage Against the Machine, The 1975, Foo Fighters, and RHCP but whateverrr) at Boston Calling last year. Had COVID not happened, I planned to have my grandma make me a custom #HireDozo Orville Peck styled masked for a man-on-the-street type video at my first music festival. Ahh, remember live music and having plans?
Remember when Vince Wilfork requested his release in 2014, and everybody assumed that he was gone, then the Patriots restructured his deal and won the Super Bowl?
Well, when the Patriots brought back another #75 (which is absolute horse shit btw; it should be retired for Vince), Alex Karras on a one-year $4 million deal, "everybody," including yours's truly...
...and Julian Edelman assumed he was gone.
(Congrats on a great career Patrick! You will be missed)
If you ever had a living grandparent, you know what happens when you assume something and Dave Andrews just made an ass out of u and me. He's coming back!!!! Four more years! Four more years!
Losing Joe Thuney AND David Andrews in one offseason would've been brutal. Now the captain and heart of the offensive line is back. LFG, what a pleasant surprise! Let's lock up JC Jackson and figure out what's good with Stephon Gilmore (ideally, I'd like to see him remain a Patriot), resign James White, and get ready to draft for the soon-to-be Super Bowl champs. Will it count as the third leg of the Patriots dynasty or an entirely new one since Brady's gone? Whatever, we've got plenty of time to figure that out.
After leaving New England for the Miami Dolphins on a four-year 51 million dollar deal, 366 days, and 30 million dollars later, Kyle Van Noy is back in a Patriot uniform.
LFG indeed! What a touch with the Boogie Nights sample. *chefs kiss* I'm so fired up right now. It's hashtag personal. You know this man is heated after being kicked to the curb by the Dolphins after such a productive year on a team that makes the playoffs like 80% of the time. The 2021 Boogeymen are going to be much, much scarier than the 2019 iteration with Dont'a, KVN, the newly signed Matthew Judon and soon to have a new number, Josh Oche. I'm completely talking myself into Super Bowl contention. Let's not forget this defense finished 7th in points allowed last season with five-win talent.
We all assumed KVN was coming back after he was a salary cap victim in Mi-am-i, but now things are official on a two-year deal with worth "up to". $13.2 milly; who knows what that actually means? (unless the info is already out)
Not only is the two-time Super Bowl champ clutch playmaking inside/edge-man back, but the Patriots also get to keep their 4th round compensatory pick for losing him to such a big deal. Serves them right! They deserve it after all these docked picks over the years. You really can't write this stuff even though I'm attempted to do so right now after some FORVER A PATRIOT/St. Patrick's Day partaking.
I hope the rest of the NFL enjoyed getting their hacks in at the Pats expense when they went 7-9 with a league-high in opt-outs, no camp, no pre-season, four-win talent, and the loss of the greatest player in franchise history.
After the Patriots signed like 14 guys during the league tampering period, Kyle was like, "I got mine in Miami, do what you need to do, and we'll talk tomorrow." I'm guessing that's exactly how it went down. I cannot not wait to see this defense. You can say Cam can't throw all you want but it may not matter when you're giving up 16 points a game. The Pats continue to sure up a roster that went 7-9 with 3-13 talent. Yeah, I'm going to keep reverse Gob Bluthing the talent level last year; get used to it. I’m two blogs away from saying Belichick brought an 0-16 team to basically .500.
As for Mr. Uche, as a 2nd rounder who actually looks like he has a future here, I highly doubt he's attached to such a "meh" number like 53. It's the perfect chance to jump ship. He wore 6 at Michigan, so that's out. Take whatever offer Kyle gives for it, if there's any at all and pick something with a little more panache. After fleecing Miami for 30 million guaranteed only feels right to wet Josh's beak a little.
Yayyy he did!
Pats vs Bucs in the Super Bowl???
I'm sad to report more unfortunate news on this FOREVER A PATRIOT day as Boston Marathon legend, Dick Hoyt has passed away at the age of 80.
If you're unfamiliar with Dick's story, he pushed his son Rick, who has cerebral palsy, during 32 Boston Marathon starting in 1980. All told, Dick and Rick participated in well over 1,000 races together, including bi and triathlons. According to Wikipedia (my favorite source), the exact number is 1,130 races. All this by a middle-aged man pushing his son, it's almost unbelievable. What an act of love by a father for his son. I don't want to just regurgitate wiki to you, but I actually remember hearing this part of their story: Dick originally was planning on retiring from running marathons in 2013, but after being unable to cross the finish line due to an act of terror, he and Rick returned in 2014 to finish one last time.
I mean, you wanna talk about an inspirational life? It's tough to top Dick's. Dick Hoyt is remembered for being a loving father who would do anything to make his son feel "normal" and loved when plenty of people, especially in that era, probably would've just shipped him off to an institution.
I know DOL mostly me talking about sports, pop culture, and trying to sarcastically laugh my way through all the horrors of existence in the 21st century, but there's plenty of real-life stuff on Doz on LIFE, and this story of love between a father and son gets me every time; I had to pay my respects.
We often hear stories of parents who will do anything for their kids, and Dick was one of those people. I can't remember the first time I heard their story. It could've been before or after the Marathon Bombing, but this story has been on ESPN on multiple programs and HBO's Real Sports. I've seen multiple pieces on them, and they'll all bring you to tears. If every father loved their kids as Dick Hoyt did, the world would be a much better place.
I've included their acceptance of the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2013 ESPYS. Highly suggest watching it. Sorry, it's recorded off of somebody's TV, but the quality is pretty solid.
R.I.P. Dick Hoyt
Not to make this about me, but I coached Unified Basketball in 2019, and it's hands down the most rewarding thing I've ever done as an educator. Seeing the pure excitement in my kids when they scored was the best. Dick was spot on in his speech; all people deserve the right to live, learn, work and play. Dick Hoyt was a great man with an even better head of hair! R.I.P.
Song: I Miss You (2003)
Artist: Blink 182
Album: Blink 182
Happy Saint Patrick's Day to all. Unfortunately, this and all future Saint Patrick's Days have been tarnished. March 17th is no longer Saint Patrick's Day in my approximately 50% Irish eyes. It's the date that Tom Brady announced he is leaving the Patriots by saying he's FOREVER A PATRIOT.
EVERYTHING REMINDS ME OF HIM. I really don't feel like picking this emotional scab right now and diving any deeper into Tom Brady leaving the Patriots and winning a Super Bowl in year one.
It looks March 17th isn't forever tarnished for everybody. Congratulations to a Rhode Island legend!
Here's a little double shot song of the day. Look at that neckline :( #HireDozo
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is joining Fenway Sports Group as a partner, giving him an ownership stake in its subsidiaries that include the Boston Red Sox, Liverpool Football Club, Roush Fenway Racing and the regional sports network NESN, sources told ESPN.
James, 36, already owned 2% of Liverpool, the current English Premier League champion. In joining FSG and expanding his investment, James and his business partner Maverick Carter will become the company's first Black partners.
FSG is among the largest sports ownership entities in the world, and James' involvement will only increase its reach. In addition to James coming onboard, FSG received a $750 million investment from RedBird Capital Partners, according to The Boston Globe, which first reported James' ownership stake.
With league rules preventing current players from owning portions of the NBA or WNBA, James, who has earned more than $1 billion in his career, according to Forbes, branched out with a conglomerate that started by owning the Red Sox. FSG's broad footprint could expand even more with the infusion of cash from RedBird Capital.
FSG bought Liverpool in 2010 for $493 million -- and James joined in the investment for a reported $6.5 million. FSG turned down a $2.6 billion bid for the team in August 2018, leaving James with tens of millions in profit from his initial investment.
James has not been shy about his desire to own an NBA team. At the NBA All-Star Game in 2019, he told reporters that upon his retirement, "I believe if I wanted to, I could own a team or be part of a basketball team. I know I got so much knowledge of the game that I don't want to, once I stop playing -- I just [do not] want to get away from the game."
In January, when the WNBA's Atlanta Dream were put up for sale, James tweeted: "Think I'm gone put together an ownership group for The Dream." He proceeded to help Renee Montgomery, the former WNBA player and activist, meet with commissioner Cathy Engelbert before she joined with two partners to complete the purchase.
With the Red Sox, James gets limited partnership in one of Major League Baseball's jewel franchises. The team's estimated value is more than $3 billion, and while it's expected to lag behind in the competitive American League East division this season, Boston has significantly improved its farm system and should increase its payroll going into the 2022 season after paring back spending the past two years.
James' connection to FSG goes deeper than his investment in Liverpool. Among the executive producers of the comedy "Survivor's Remorse," which aired for four seasons on Starz: James, Carter and Tom Werner, the longtime television producer and chairman of the Red Sox and Liverpool. Werner owns the second-largest stake in FSG behind principal owner John Henry.
Before I get too worked up about a team that I currently despise, I understand that we don't know how much of a stake in the Red Sox Lebron James actually has. He could be a part-owner of the Red Sox in the same sense that a dude who owns 20 Packers shares is a Packers part-owner. I highly doubt this move gives him like 15% of the club, and he's going to have legitimate input in which homegrown superstar the Red Sox will ship away next for pennies on the dollar, but from an optics perspective, this is an awful move for a franchise that has alienated its fans.
I know the Red Sox ownership group does not care about the fans whatsoever. It's like they take pride in it. They'll wait a week to call a game because of rain and would be completely fine with 37,000 tourists filling up Fenway Park every night. After all that's more people to sell merch to!
Clearly, they don't know or care about the team's history by following the blueprint of the most famous curse in sports history to a T, but you'd think even to them somethings would be sacred. You'd think the Boston Red Sox wouldn't do business with Yankee fans, but clearly, that doesn't matter. I guess why do business with just any Yankee Fan? You could find one of them anywhere. If you're going to do this, you might as well pick the most famous bandwagon Yankee fan in America and one of Boston sports most hated rivals, Lebron James. You'd think the Boston PRed Sox would care about something like that, but they do not care about the people who spend their hard-earned money on tickets, concessions, and memorabilia. They fake support the other Boston teams like Regina George. John Henry HATES Robert Kraft because fans actually like him.
FTR, I haven't fucked with Red Sox ownership long before the Mookie Betts trade.
I've been contemplating writing a blog about my current status as a Red Sox fan with baseball returning soon. Am I going too far? Is standing up for what I believe in worth abandoning two decades of fandom and knowledge? Because I know I am 100% cutting off my nose to spite my face from a hireability standpoint with Barstool by ditching baseball, but for the sake of my mental health, I have to step away and avoid it entirely.
FUCK John Henry for saying that Yawkey Way kept him up at night. That's a bigger lie than Amazon caring about their employee's wellbeing. I genuinely was kept up at night thinking about how the BOSTON RED SOX could justify trading away Mookie Betts. I've lost hours of sleep and gained countless pounds coping with this reality.
Obviously, my current stance on the Red Sox is a great example of a lesson our friends, The Persuaders, taught us about the thin line between love and hate.
I was one of the most passionate Red Sox fans I knew before the Mookie trade. I tried to get people around my age more excited about baseball. I'd even call myself an ambassador of the game. I put up with all the bullshit, knowing that at least the ownership spent money on talent. Hell, they even spent on guys who hadn't played baseball in two years. They were billionaires writing checks that they would even notice were gone, but the Mookie trade ruined it all for me. I understand some people might not care, but they are the fucking problem. You should care. The Red Sox ownership group wants to buy more teams. That should piss you the fuck off. More distractions to focus on instead of the Sox, perfect!
Yes, this ownership has brought Boston four World Series Titles, but most of the 04 team was here before 2002, and Henry, Werner, and Lucchino were actually motivated to win back then. They aren't anymore. They got their rings; the cash keeps coming in. They just see Fenway Park and the Red Sox fans that are too stupid to fight back as dollar signs.
John Henry and Tom Werner can tell you they care about this team winning, but they don't. How can you say that with a straight face when you underbid Mookie Betts? They aren't from Boston; they have no real allegiance to this area and no longer feel the need to put the best product on the field. Now they're bringing in enemies to the Commonwealth to help run things.
I really wish I could care again. There's nothing better than going to Fenway Park. Maybe I'll change my tune once life goes back to "normal" I used to care way too much, but Mookie Betts' trading did irreconcilable damage to my fandom, that I'm pretty sure is saying the same point 17 different ways in this blog. The Mookie trade made me fall out of love with not just the Red Sox but baseball in general. I've tried to watch non-Red Sox games, but I cannot stop thinking about how the Red Sox chose to avoid the luxury tax instead of paying the best player to wear their uniform who is currently not enshrined in Cooperstown.
I cannot spend my money supporting a team that has an owner with no soul or brain. There is no point in rooting for a team that had Mookie Betts and choose to trade him for much less than he's worth because they fucked up the books so badly by using the wrong free agents to put band-aids on bullet holes. Fuck, this is supposed to be about Lebron! I'm sure he'll be super invested in making the Red Sox competitive!!
Yesterday was day one of the legal tampering period in NFL Free Agency, and the New England Patriots were spending money like it's the end of the world (in their defense, it might be).
To quote someone I'm going to write about as soon as I finish this blog; the Pats signed "not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4, not 5, not 6" but SEVEN free agents yesterday (and I covered six of them, sorry Henry Anderson). They dished out over 137.5 MILLION dollars of guaranteed money in the process.
In 20ish years of fandom, I've never seen anything like this before. It only took four of those contracts to out-spent the Patriots' last three off-seasons combined.
Yes, the Patriots have given out big deals to free agents before, but after Stephon Gilmore in 2017, the next big contracts that come to mind are Adalius Thomas in 2007 and Roosevelt Colvin in 2003; it's okay to say this is something they don't normally do. Whatever the Patriots were doing from 2001-2019 seemed to work out alright.
Today, the Patriots continued to use free agency to reload for 2021 as they added another tight end to pair up with Jonnu Smith, someone that most websites had as the #1 tight end free agent, Hunter Henry.
Belichick has had his eye on Hunter Henry since he was taking pre-algebra at Pulaski Academy. Hell, I bet BB could correct me and recite Hunter's entire transcription since Kindergarten.
It's safe to say I've wanted to get my thoughts about this deal out on DOL for a while.
I've already said I'm not super crazy about all the guys they signed (really just Mills, and that's only because I'm stereotyping all Eagles DBs as ass after last season...oh and Agholor too, but it could work...it's clear he's not going to be the #1 target now), but I LOVEEEE this signing.
The Patriots have a clear identity on offense now. They're going back to their 12 personal routes from the days of Gronk and a guy whose jersey you should definitely never wear.
Now, neither of these guys will ever be pre-Pollard injury Gronk, but after getting essentially nothing from their two third-round tight ends this season, the Patriots aren't fucking around. They know they fucked up like Jim Calhoun and are trying to right their wrong(s). Hopefully, Asiasi or Keane can turn into Emeka Okafor, but if they don't, the Pats signed the two best available options to give Cam Newton (or somebody else) some big targets in the red zone and the rest of the 80 yards of the field as well. I am beyond excited to see these guys give opposing defenses nightmares.
Am I worried about all this spending to cover up the last seven or so years' worth of draft mistakes? Yeah, a little.
But none of those teams were coached by Bill Belichick. He knows this roster has holes, and he's addressing them. Patriot fans should be happy. I feel like people aren't giving him enough credit for his coaching job this past season. From a talent standpoint, the Patriots roster should've maxed out at 4-12, but Belichick coached and schemed the Patriots into seven wins. They were a few Cam Newton mistakes away from 10!
If what the Patriots are doing is good enough for Cynthia, it's good enough for me!
I still have zero clue how the salary caps and you're probably in the same boat, but apparently there's still plenty of room to make even more moves!