2019-20 MLB Offseason

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Post by mister d » Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:16 pm

The reliable person is Gerrit Cole's agent.
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Gonna be hilarious when the Angels miss the postseason every year with the best pitcher AND the best position player in the American League every year.
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(Best pitcher being very clearly debatable but go with it for the purposes of the joke.)
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(Best pitcher being very clearly debatable but go with it for the purposes of the joke.)
Dylan Bundy? He’s an Angels pitcher now.
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Post by mister d » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:51 am

Mets waste zero time replacing Zack Wheeler's bat.
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Based on the size of this deal and Lerner’s comments last week, it looks like Rendon will be playing elsewhere next year.

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Re: 2019-20 MLB Offseason

Post by mister d » Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:02 pm

Its kinda funny that "Strasburg becomes highest paid pitcher in 2020" would have been less surprising 10 years ago than today.
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Post by brian » Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:06 pm

Most of the money is probably deferred until after the apocalypse, but still gotta think they're gonna be regretting this deal even before Strasburg's fourth TJ surgery in 2025.
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Post by Giff » Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:11 am

At least it wasn't the Angels?
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Post by govmentchedda » Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:19 am

Perhaps I'm an old, but $1m/start?!?

Good thing teams are saving money on minor league teams, and taxpayers are paying for stadia.
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Post by mister d » Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:33 am

The Yankees are going to make an obscene amount of revenue no matter what. It can go to players or it can go to ownership. This is good.
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The Yankees are going to make an obscene amount of revenue no matter what. It can go to players or it can go to ownership. This is good.
That is an excellent, cogent, and self-serving quote.
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Re: 2019-20 MLB Offseason

Post by mister d » Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:27 am

I think 29 baseball teams should spend like mad and Boston should definitely trade Mookie Betts for some A ball pitchers because the luxury tax is punitive and they definitely shouldn't pay it.
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D-Bag to the D-Backs.
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Post by edwzipper » Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:07 pm

5 years is too long for Mad Bum. But Arizona is accustomed to bad contracts.
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Post by brian » Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:38 pm

The Cincinnati Reds have never had a Japanese player, a streak that will apparently end very soon this season. They were the last MLB team to have never fielded a Japanese player.

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(Not saying anything shady about it. More of just an interesting factoid. Someone was going to be last some day after the first Japanese player (whom sadly I don't have an idea was).
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Post by mister d » Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:48 pm

I thought it was Nomo, looked it up, and not only is it not Nomo, I've never heard of the guy. I consider myself a pretty decent baseball historian, even before I was born, so this is a little surprising.
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Post by brian » Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:49 pm

We all truly do learn something every day.
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Post by Sabo » Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:26 pm

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We all truly do learn something every day.
From Mister D's spoiler link wrote:The authors of 1973's semi-satirical reference, The Great American Baseball Card Flipping, Trading and Bubble Gum Book, stated that
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was "with the possible exception of Yogi Berra, the only major league ballplayer who did not speak English."
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Post by Sabo » Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:51 am

Reds, Nick Castellanos agree on four-year, $64M deal.

Are the Reds the favorite in the NL Central now? They have to be close if they are not.

ETA: I wonder if this increases the chances of the Reds including Senzel in a deal for Lindor.
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Sabo wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:51 am
Reds, Nick Castellanos agree on four-year, $64M deal.

Are the Reds the favorite in the NL Central now? They have to be close if they are not.

ETA: I wonder if this increases the chances of the Reds including Senzel in a deal for Lindor.
Is there room on the bandwagon?
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Re: 2019-20 MLB Offseason

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Steve of phpBB wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:19 pm
Sabo wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:51 am
Reds, Nick Castellanos agree on four-year, $64M deal.

Are the Reds the favorite in the NL Central now? They have to be close if they are not.

ETA: I wonder if this increases the chances of the Reds including Senzel in a deal for Lindor.
Is there room on the bandwagon?
For a Cubs fan?

No.
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Sabo wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:20 pm
Steve of phpBB wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:19 pm
Sabo wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:51 am
Reds, Nick Castellanos agree on four-year, $64M deal.

Are the Reds the favorite in the NL Central now? They have to be close if they are not.

ETA: I wonder if this increases the chances of the Reds including Senzel in a deal for Lindor.
Is there room on the bandwagon?
For a Cubs fan?

No.
Goddamnit, Sabo.
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Post by mister d » Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:00 pm

Sabo wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:51 am
ETA: I wonder if this increases the chances of the Reds including Senzel in a deal for Lindor.
Would Cleveland really trade him in-state? I don't know how Ohio baseball works.
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Post by Sabo » Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:38 pm

mister d wrote:
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Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:51 am
ETA: I wonder if this increases the chances of the Reds including Senzel in a deal for Lindor.
Would Cleveland really trade him in-state? I don't know how Ohio baseball works.
The Reds and Indians share a spring training complex, so it seems they have a good relationship. And they've made trades together over the years, such as Dave Burba for Sean Casey, Danny Graves and change for John Smiley and change, and a couple of three-team trades involving Trevor Bauer and Shin-Soo Choo.
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Post by tennbengal » Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:00 pm

Yeah, not really a rivalry . If the reds pay a high enough price I guess it could happen.

Weird to see the Reds making good use of free agency and trying.

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Post by Ryan » Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:05 pm

Was hoping they'd combine like the Steagles now that that rabblerouser Wyche is gone
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Post by brian » Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:57 am

Curtis Granderson retired today. One of my favorite Tigers of all-time. Legendarily nice dude (got to meet him after a game thanks to a mutual friend whom Rams Fanny knows. Curtis is a big-time wrestling fan.).

Only player in MLB history to hit 60+ homers for both the Mets and Yankees. Also, only player in MLB history to have 23 or more triples and homers in a season.
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Muh.

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Post by mister d » Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:59 pm

Hmmm, looks like we can still be on the same page on something Astros related. Thanks, Yahoo.
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Post by Giff » Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:59 pm

Hopefully that will include me thinking Gerrit Cole is a great pitcher...you, not so much.
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Red Sox acquire Alex Verdugo

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Post by EdRomero » Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:30 pm

John Henry can go fuck himself. And nice of them to leak those we offered him so much money stories last week. I was ready to become a Padres fan if Betts went there. This is the Jon Lester fuck up times 1000.

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Post by Rex » Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:55 pm

What can you do? There's just no value in having an MVP anymore.

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Post by A_B » Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:32 pm

If I’m mike trout I just start showing up at Chavez ravine and see if anyone notices.
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