MLB Off-season Thread

Ironman92 Administrator
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The A’s were unanimously approved to move from Oakland to Las Vegas


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justincredible Honorable Admin
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Damn, he hated that lady.

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Tue, Dec 5, 2023 10:09 AM
posted by justincredible

Damn, he hated that lady.

It's like running over someone with with a car then putting it in reverse.

Ironman92 Administrator
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Yankees get Soto

friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Mon, Dec 11, 2023 9:50 PM

Just saw that Ohtani is going to be paid $2 million/year over the course of the ten year contract. Then from 2034-43 he’ll make the remaining $68 million a year. 

I guess it’s a ton more money to invest in winning now? And figure out the other $680 million later? I’m sure he’s probably set on money by now but it’s hard to imagine any other athlete - or person - saying sure I’ll take $2 million annually for the next ten years when I could have $70 million.

Ironman92 Administrator
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posted by friendfromlowry

Just saw that Ohtani is going to be paid $2 million/year over the course of the ten year contract. Then from 2034-43 he’ll make the remaining $68 million a year. 

I guess it’s a ton more money to invest in winning now? And figure out the other $680 million later? I’m sure he’s probably set on money by now but it’s hard to imagine any other athlete - or person - saying sure I’ll take $2 million annually for the next ten years when I could have $70 million.

He doesn’t care about money like others. He wants the postseason 


justincredible Honorable Admin
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Tue, Dec 12, 2023 9:25 AM

He also makes $35m/year in endorsements.

friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Tue, Dec 12, 2023 9:38 AM
posted by Ironman92

He doesn’t care about money like others. He wants the postseason 


I think it’s both. 


Heretic Son of the Sun
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Tue, Dec 12, 2023 1:41 PM
posted by Ironman92

He doesn’t care about money like others. He wants the postseason 


I think he seems like the sort of serious athlete where winning and getting titles is foremost in his mind right now and he has no real issue with deferring the money so that he gets most of it when he's done playing. I also think that being on the worst-run franchise in MLB (seriously, all that money and the Angels have been less successful throughout the career of Mike Trout than the fucking Pirates have been during that 12-year or so span) probably had a big effect on him.

However, I'll also say that everything about this deal and how it is structured is complete and utter bullshit. You have the one sport without a salary cap where the only penalty for spending insane money that smaller market teams can't dream of doing is that the super-rich owners have to pay a luxury tax (that the small market owners will most likely just pocket instead of using on their payrolls), so you have a guy kick nearly everything to way down the line so that you can keep spending and try to create your own All-Star team and do everything possible to rig things in your favor.

The combination of this shit being allowed to go down and his dismissal of Houston's cheating means Manfred is even worse as a commissioner than Bud Fucking Selig ever was. Makes me hope Ohtani flames out even worse than Pujois did as an Angel... Main saving grace is that the Dodgers still have Dave Roberts as their manager, so they aren't winning shit.

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Tue, Dec 12, 2023 1:49 PM

I think it’s such bullshit. Cheating without cheating. MLB needs to address this.

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Ironman92 Administrator
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Great

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posted by justincredible

Crazy….fun stuff


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justincredible Honorable Admin
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Wed, Feb 21, 2024 10:07 AM

Apparently the new uniforms are shit. There is an entire twitter account tracking how bad everything is.

https://twitter.com/FanaticsSucks

Ironman92 Administrator
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Wed, Feb 21, 2024 10:12 AM
posted by justincredible

Apparently the new uniforms are shit. There is an entire twitter account tracking how bad everything is.

https://twitter.com/FanaticsSucks

Fanatics is now crap…I didn’t know until I ordered a sharp 1/4 zip about a month ago


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