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Paraag Marathe Appreciation Thread (The Salary Cap is his b*tch)

Paraag is the man...Baalke's the front man, Paraag does the dirty work and does it exceptionally well. With a top notch front office now, we can look forward to more and more good signings that keep the core players on board and bring in new talent at the right price(s).
Originally posted by DaDivaRecieva15:
Originally posted by BSofSF:
Originally posted by wysiwyg:
Then and Now


Can't stand Barbieri. Been out of the Bay Area for 10 years now and I feel sorry for those who have been forced to listen to that high-pitched weasel for the last decade.

This. Everytime i hear his voice, i wanna punch a baby.

He looks like Bill McKinney

Originally posted by sacniner:
He wasn't whining... actually, bringing up valid points about why he was singled out a bunch for some odd reason. Not too many guys with a name like his involved in the NFL so it's a valid point. That is just the truth whether you want to admit it or not.

He's a back office numbers guy, for God's sake. I'm sure there's lots of guys like Marthe in the league who have numbers skills and aren't "football" guys per se. I think he was being dumped on because the Niners were a rudderless, losing franchise and the press made it sound like Marthe was overly influential because he was Jed's buddy. If you saw the movie Money Ball, you saw that Billie Beane was also criticized for taking the approach of managing a baseball franchise by statistical analysis and bargain contracts, rather than being a traditional "baseball" guy. Bean was young and white, and I don't think the age or the color of the skin is the reason he was criticized. I think the same for Marthe. I never heard anyone throw that guy under the bus because he was of Indian descent, or whatever. We play the race card too easily IMO.
Originally posted by baltien:
Don't like him. He overpays and the Yorks (dorks) are too cheap.




You realize your statement is an oxymoron statement..." He overpays and the Yorks are too cheap."
From day one there was no confusion on what the guy was to me-a money cruncher, plain and simple.
Originally posted by WildBill:
From day one there was no confusion on what the guy was to me-a money cruncher, plain and simple.

What's great is that his street cred just went up 80% now that he's doing the same thing he did before we started winning again. -Marathe disallowed any player from bleeding us under the crappy Nolan era, and will keep doing so against leverage-desperate players blackmailing a winning team.
End of the day, it's still a business. Paraag M. deserves a ton of credit.

The 49ers are a winning org now...next step, win the SB!
Originally posted by WildBill:
Originally posted by baltien:
Don't like him. He overpays and the Yorks (dorks) are too cheap.




You realize your statement is an oxymoron statement..." He overpays and the Yorks are too cheap."

He was being ironic....
Originally posted by baltien:
Don't like him. He overpays and the Yorks (dorks) are too cheap.




What the hell kind of sense does that make? The Yorks don't negotiate anybody's contract. And even if they did, you can't say they're cheap.
They paid Clements, they paid Patrick Willis, They paid Vernon Davis, They paid Frank Gore. They even paid Alex Garbage Smith. I'm so sick of this cheap sh*t.
That is a complete myth. Are you even paying attention?! Also you have to overpay when you're team is a laughing stock that plays in THE worst venue in the NFL. Lastly overpaying and being cheap at the same time doesn't make any sense at all.
Originally posted by gavindirishmen:
Originally posted by baltien:
Don't like him. He overpays and the Yorks (dorks) are too cheap.




What the hell kind of sense does that make? The Yorks don't negotiate anybody's contract. And even if they did, you can't say they're cheap.
They paid Clements, they paid Patrick Willis, They paid Vernon Davis, They paid Frank Gore. They even paid Alex Garbage Smith. I'm so sick of this cheap sh*t.
That is a complete myth. Are you even paying attention?! Also you have to overpay when you're team is a laughing stock that plays in THE worst venue in the NFL. Lastly overpaying and being cheap at the same time doesn't make any sense at all.

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[ Edited by WRATHman44 on Mar 3, 2012 at 1:08 PM ]
Front office REALLY coming along! Marathe has been doing a great job; not much to rag on him about. I'm interested to see what Yu is going to bring to the table in the future. We really have some young "go getters" in the FO now, this should bode well well for the Niner org..
With his history of great deals, I don't understand why people ever balk at a contract before terms are released. The team rarely if ever comes out on the short end of a deal, regardless of what the public perception is. He is the master of presenting contracts that look a lot bigger than they are. Agents and players alike love his stuff, and it's aaalways team friendly.
Originally posted by WildBill:
From day one there was no confusion on what the guy was to me-a money cruncher, plain and simple.

Agreed. It was really all due to the nonsense generated by Barbieri.
Originally posted by sacniner:
For all of the ignorant, unwarranted scrutiny this guy received he deserves some damn credit. To this day, we still don't know if he was in the booth telling Nolan and Sing whether or not to challenge plays, if he had any input on play calling, etc. There were so many rumors about the guy but nothing was substantiated. He got a lot of flak for being part of the "new regime" and using analytics instead of "football instincts" to help with the draft. Some of it may be warranted, although, this guy was used as a HUGE scapegoat. I have never heard of a guy in his role get blamed for losing so much. As he stated in the past, "it'd be half as bad if [my name] were Perry Martin. It's a name you can pronounce. That would cut it in half. If I were white, it would cut it by another quarter. If I were 10 years older, it would cut it by another 10 percent."

Anyway, the salary cap is his b*tch and he does a damn good job. We have been sitting pretty in regards to the cap for a while. The latest example is the Ahmad Brooks contract which has a lot less real guaranteed money that originally reported. And the escalators and de-escalators are a beautiful thing. Every contract should be performance based with incentives like that.

Let's show some love for my boy!!!

Adapt or die.
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by DaDivaRecieva15:
Originally posted by BSofSF:
Originally posted by wysiwyg:
Then and Now


Can't stand Barbieri. Been out of the Bay Area for 10 years now and I feel sorry for those who have been forced to listen to that high-pitched weasel for the last decade.

This. Everytime i hear his voice, i wanna punch a baby.

He looks like Bill McKinney



looks like scott hall, on a good day