MLB 2017-2018 Offseason

IggyPride00 Senior Member
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Tue, Dec 12, 2017 12:36 PM

By later Thursday, Cashman and Hill traded ideas before it started to become clear that if the Yankees included Starlin Castro and the Marlins sent $30 million back in the trade, then for luxury-tax purposes Stanton would account for $22 million, essentially the same as what the Yankees paid Castro and DH Matt Holliday in 2017.

For all the talk of the Yankees "buying" a title when you look at the numbers in that scenario is just good business. Castro and Holliday made $24 million combined last year. Stanton will make I think it's $27 million this year.

They will put a young guy who costs nothing at 2nd and for a few extra million they added a 60 home run talent smack dab in the middle of his prime.

Stanton's contract also might look quite reasonable this time next year when Harper and Machado sign. I think that played a large factor in them doing this deal.

Verbal Kint Senior Member
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Tue, Dec 19, 2017 7:10 PM

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With 61 ballots revealed/~14.7% of the vote known: Thome - 98% Chipper - 97% Vlad - 90% Edgar 84% Hoffman - 79% ----- Clemens - 72% Mussina - 71% Bonds - 71% Schilling - 69% Walker - 36% Vizquel - 36% Manny - 31% McGriff - 16% Rolen - 16% Tracker: http://bit.ly/hof18 

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BR1986FB Senior Member
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Wed, Dec 20, 2017 1:13 PM

Giants acquire Evan Longoria from the Rays

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Wed, Dec 20, 2017 1:46 PM

Rays get Christian Arroyo, Denard Span, and two minor league pitchers.

Ironman92 Administrator
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Mon, Jan 15, 2018 3:26 PM

McCutchen to the Giants pending physical

Heretic Son of the Sun
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Mon, Jan 15, 2018 3:38 PM

Fuck Neil Huntington, Frank Coonelly and Bob Nutting for giving up on aggressively contending after 2016 and turning a potentially perennial playoff team into three appearances and a dramatic return to the form that got them 20-whatever straight losing seasons.

Someone shoots cheap-ass Nutting in the face and I'm throwing a party.

Ironman92 Administrator
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Mon, Jan 15, 2018 4:16 PM
posted by Heretic

Fuck Neil Huntington, Frank Coonelly and Bob Nutting for giving up on aggressively contending after 2016 and turning a potentially perennial playoff team into three appearances and a dramatic return to the form that got them 20-whatever straight losing seasons.

Someone shoots cheap-ass Nutting in the face and I'm throwing a party.

Not sure my Reds could upset me that much. The terrible rebuild never grows towards a playoff team....or even 78 wind

Heretic Son of the Sun
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Mon, Jan 15, 2018 5:01 PM
posted by Ironman92

Not sure my Reds could upset me that much. The terrible rebuild never grows towards a playoff team....or even 78 wind

It's just frustrating to see a team win 98 games, get stuck in a one-game wild card against the hottest pitcher in baseball in '15 (Arrieta) and lose and then show no aggression towards getting over the hump. Good pitchers left or retired and they just promoted from within, giving them a very mediocre rotation of guys who average 6 IP, 3 ER on a nightly basis. I mean, some of the shit they went through the last couple years couldn't have been expected (Liriano's collapse, Kang getting kicked out of the country, Marte's 80-game suspension), but so much of the other stuff...

Just the rotation for example. Burnett retires after '15 and the team then just lets JA Happ go elsewhere after being electric for his 2+ months with the team without even trying to make a competitive offer (and it's not like Toronto broke the bank for him). And then decides to let young, untested guys replace them, causing an obvious decline in quality. Just so stupid.

Verbal Kint Senior Member
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Mon, Jan 15, 2018 6:31 PM

I was hoping McCutch would be a mid season trade to the Tribe.

Ironman92 Administrator
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Mon, Jan 15, 2018 6:55 PM

I think Cutch May struggle in NL West. Power is gone and he’s lost a step and outfields are bigger

thavoice Senior Member
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Thu, Jan 18, 2018 12:32 PM

Marlins could be even a bigger disaster than before as a few guys want out with how they are constricting the payroll and roster

Jeter may find out it was easier to play than own...

thavoice Senior Member
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Thu, Jan 25, 2018 12:49 PM

Solid group of HOF.    Chopper only the second number 1 overall to make it!

Fun time for those my age where players we saw our whole adult lives are eligible.

Steroid guys get more votes....I think they may make it year 10

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Thu, Jan 25, 2018 1:00 PM

Glad to see Vlad make it, crazy how big of a jump he made from year 1 to year 2.

thavoice Senior Member
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Thu, Jan 25, 2018 1:03 PM
posted by justincredible

Glad to see Vlad make it, crazy how big of a jump he made from year 1 to year 2.

You hear Tim kirstsan story on his tryout this AM? 

Showed up with 2 different style of shoes, way too big, worked out for 5 minutes and they signed him right there.   He had good stories about all 4.   Thome snuck into a mlb dugout before a game when he was 9

Ironman92 Administrator
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Thu, Jan 25, 2018 1:58 PM
posted by thavoice

You hear Tim kirstsan story on his tryout this AM? 

Showed up with 2 different style of shoes, way too big, worked out for 5 minutes and they signed him right there.   He had good stories about all 4.   Thome snuck into a mlb dugout before a game when he was 9

I did...all 4 stories were good. Thome’s best and Vlad’s was cool.

Ironman92 Administrator
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Mulva Senior Member
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Thu, Jan 25, 2018 8:30 PM

Brewers outfield is nice

Ironman92 Administrator
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Sat, Jan 27, 2018 5:44 PM

Was in Huntington to take my daughter out for dinner. Stopped by Huntington Mall and enjoyed the Reds Caravan. Short conversations with Bob Castellini, Bryan Price, Cody Reed, Sal Romano, Buddy Bell and Tom Browning. Top prospect Nick Senzel was there but he didn’t want to be lol. Made him sign a ball.

thavoice Senior Member
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Sat, Jan 27, 2018 8:24 PM
posted by Ironman92

Was in Huntington to take my daughter out for dinner. Stopped by Huntington Mall and enjoyed the Reds Caravan. Short conversations with Bob Castellini, Bryan Price, Cody Reed, Sal Romano, Buddy Bell and Tom Browning. Top prospect Nick Senzel was there but he didn’t want to be lol. Made him sign a ball.

There seems to always be one who doesn't wanna be there.  They used to do a small private stop locally for advertisers and we would go.  The place provided food and drink. BP a few times had some pretty crude/flirtatious remarks and one sea so Ryan freel was there and looked miserable when he watches others having a few drinks and he couldn't 

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