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#41 Mungwater

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 11:50 AM

Royals making a serious offer to Hos :thumbsup:


If its anything close to the rumors, theyre going to regret that deal

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 01:25 PM

If its anything close to the rumors, theyre going to regret that deal

why?  He sells tickets and merchandise to a bunch of chicks so they should make some money off him :dunno:


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#43 Mungwater

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 01:38 PM

why?  He sells tickets and merchandise to a bunch of chicks so they should make some money off him :dunno:


Its just a lot of money for a second or third tier 1B when youre going into rebuild mode.

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 09:02 AM

wheelin and dealin with the chisox and dodgers.  Dodgers will like what they got with Alexander, a solid lefty going to your pen.  Trevor Oaks?

 

 

Oaks lived off a sinker that sat around 90 mph in college and has ticked up to 92-93 mph in pro ball, now topping out at 96. His fastball plays better than its average velocity thanks to its heavy life. He has feel for a changeup that can become at least an average No. 2 pitch, and he also can mix in a slider and a cutter that sometimes blend together.

Oaks pounds the bottom of the strike zone, and though he doesn’t miss a lot of bats, he has what it takes to be an efficient workhorse starter. He has bounced back from Tommy John surgery in high school to put himself in position to serve the Dodgers as a back-of-the-rotation or middle-relief option.”

 


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#45 edjr

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 09:53 AM

Red Sox are holding strong now, but they will panic and wildly overpay Martinez.  


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Posted 05 January 2018 - 10:06 AM

Royals making a serious offer to Hos :thumbsup:


I really really really wanted the Indians to make room/money and go after him.

I wanted Kipnis, Brantley, Santana, all either traded or don't offer new contracts. That could've freed up enough cash to make a play at a long term contract to a very solid first baseman, like Hosmer.

Let Bruce walk. A couple relievers. They had room had they done this. Plus, the Indians have very good young talent in the minors. Let them old, expensive fockers go.

Would've loved to have Hosmer. :mad:

#47 edjr

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 02:19 PM

Puig for Bradley

 

Dodgers asked Sox.

 

I say no.


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Posted 05 January 2018 - 02:25 PM

Puig for Bradley
 
Dodgers asked Sox.
 
I say no.


Do it. Do it now. Please.

#49 edjr

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 02:28 PM

Do it. Do it now. Please.

 

His agent is Boras, he will be traded (probably) will never be signed.


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#50 Mungwater

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 03:04 PM

Puig for Bradley
 
Dodgers asked Sox.
 
I say no.


Hell no.. Bradley has a pretty high ceiling and a couple of years of team control.

#51 cmh6476

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 08:55 AM

Is baseball's economic structure broken?  Seems there are a ton a free agents and with pitchers and catchers reporting just a few weeks from now, I wonder if there'll be a run of signings once a few players start to sign, or are we going to actually see some big name players hold out and not start the season with a team.

 

https://sports.yahoo...-224638354.html


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#52 Mungwater

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 09:00 AM

Is baseball's economic structure broken?  Seems there are a ton a free agents and with pitchers and catchers reporting just a few weeks from now, I wonder if there'll be a run of signings once a few players start to sign, or are we going to actually see some big name players hold out and not start the season with a team.
 
https://sports.yahoo...-224638354.html


Its because of Boras, nothing else to see here

#53 Vince44

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 06:09 PM

Cubs should sign Lorenzo Cain and trade Happ/Almora to Rays for Archer.

Rotation,

Lester
Hendricks
Archer
Quintana
Chatwood

Lineup,

Cain
Bryant
Rizzo
Contreras
Schwarber
Baez
Russell
Zobrist/Heyward
Pitcher

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 06:46 PM

Cain and Yelich signing with the Brewers

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#55 cmh6476

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 06:58 PM

Hearing 5/$80m for Cain

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#56 posty

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 03:50 PM

Cain and Yelich signing with the Brewers


Yelich was traded to the Brewers, he wasn't a free agent signing...

#57 cmh6476

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 03:51 PM

True...


And the Royals sign...alcides escobar :(

Not the re-signing I was hoping for

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#58 Mike Honcho

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 03:51 PM

Hearing 5/$80m for Cain

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Yeah, I would have been happier with 3 years, or passing all together(he's an upgrade, but at 36/37???).   Still have to see what's next for  the Crew, cause we have way too many outfielders now.



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Posted 26 January 2018 - 08:10 PM

List of Top FAs out there......... Darvish heads the list of pitchers? Yikes. :shocking:

 

https://www.si.com/m...ruce-yu-darvish

 

Cobb is actually the best FA pitcher


Stuck in the process.....

 


#60 WhiteWonder

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 08:11 PM

Cubs should sign Lorenzo Cain and trade Happ/Almora to Rays for Archer.

Rotation,

Lester
Hendricks
Archer
Quintana
Chatwood

Lineup,

Cain
Bryant
Rizzo
Contreras
Schwarber
Baez
Russell
Zobrist/Heyward
Pitcher

 

rays have no need for Almora. what prospects can the cubs offer?


Stuck in the process.....

 


#61 cmh6476

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 08:48 PM

Royals clearing up payroll room for a FA 1B apparently :ninja:

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#62 cyclone24

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 08:52 PM

I wouldnt give Happ for archer alone much less adding almora.

Cubs signing Gimenez is interesting with the ties he has to Yu Darvish.
Kid i wish i could buy you at what youre really worth and sell you for what you think youre worth
Mickey Mantle to Joe Pepitone.

#63 posty

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 05:27 PM

Hosmer wants more than a seven year contract...

https://twitter.com/...806357699854339

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#64 Mungwater

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 07:22 PM

Hosmer wants more than a seven year contract...

https://twitter.com/...806357699854339

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Thats crazy, feel bad for any team that does that. There is a very short list of guys who deserve a 7-8 year deal, and Hosmer isnt one of them.

#65 cmh6476

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:10 PM

Can u smell it?

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 11:57 AM

Hosmer to the Padres for 8 years. I guess Logan Morrison and re-signing Moose is the best we can hope for now :dunno:

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 12:21 PM

Hosmer to the Padres for 8 years. I guess Logan Morrison and re-signing Moose is the best we can hope for now :dunno:


He went to the focking Padres :lol:. Career suicide. :thumbsdown:

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 09:41 AM

Pitchers & catchers reported last week... Normally I'm jacked up and super excited about it - this year, I'm about as bummed out as I can recall in several seasons.

 

This Rangers team is going to suck. Bovada has the over/under at 77.5 games.......... Bank the Under.



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Posted 19 February 2018 - 10:36 AM

Pitchers & catchers reported last week... Normally I'm jacked up and super excited about it - this year, I'm about as bummed out as I can recall in several seasons.
 
This Rangers team is going to suck. Bovada has the over/under at 77.5 games.......... Bank the Under.

royals will struggle to not lose 100 games with this lineup

SS Alcides Escobar
2B Whit Merrifield
RF Jorge Bonifacio
C Salvador Perez
DH Jorge Soler
3B Hunter Dozier
LF Alex Gordon
1B Cheslor Cuthbert
CF Paulo Orlando

SPs Danny Duffy, Ian Kennedy, Jason Hammel, Nathan Karns and Jake Junis maybe?

:puke:

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#70 Hardcore troubadour

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 10:39 AM

Pumped.

#71 Mungwater

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 01:41 PM

Sounds like someone offered Tim Lincecum a guaranteed MLB deal. Rangers seem to be grabbing cheap arms for depth, but I dont think theyd even go for

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 01:56 PM

Sounds like someone offered Tim Lincecum a guaranteed MLB deal. Rangers seem to be grabbing cheap arms for depth, but I dont think theyd even go for

IDK - we just signed Bartolo Colon...... :doh:



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Posted 19 February 2018 - 04:59 PM

Red Sox sign JD Martinez. Sad what's happened there. They don't produce any of their own players anymore, just spend money.

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 10:37 AM

I have no clue what the Rays are doing. Really dont.

DFA Corey Dickerson? 28 year old who has had multple good seasons and was an all star last year? Trading Longoria? I get that he was becoming pricey and older but why not have a guy who has been the face of the franchise finish out his career there? Still solid defensively and a leader.

Not even toying with bringing Logan Morrison back? Guy mashed pretty well.

Seems like they are just collecting a hodgepodge of mediocre infielders.

Only move that made some sense was trading Odorizzi. Completely overvalued. Never lived up to the talent... but the return was awful.

Stuck in the process.....

 


#75 TimmySmith

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 10:47 AM

Bryce Harper wondering why there are so few signings.  

 

https://www.washingt...m=.6148f0f0d9f9

 

Are you that clueless Bryce?  Teams are eternally getting screwed by long term guaranteed deals.  A lockout is almost assured in a couple of years. Fans can't attend games without spending a fortune.  


“We’ve fulfilled far more promises than we’ve promised,” the president said. “I call it promises plus.”

 


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Posted 20 February 2018 - 11:14 AM

royals will struggle to not lose 100 games with this lineup

SS Alcides Escobar
2B Whit Merrifield
RF Jorge Bonifacio
C Salvador Perez
DH Jorge Soler
3B Hunter Dozier
LF Alex Gordon
1B Cheslor Cuthbert
CF Paulo Orlando

SPs Danny Duffy, Ian Kennedy, Jason Hammel, Nathan Karns and Jake Junis maybe?

:puke:


You get to play the Tigers 20 times though. They will be worse than KC
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#77 edjr

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 01:12 PM

Don't like or trust the JD Martinez signing.

 

Why didn't anyone else want him?

 

I hope I'm wrong

 

Then again, who cares about baseball.

 

What have they done to speed up the game? 

 

:sleep:


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Posted 20 February 2018 - 01:15 PM

What have they done to speed up the game?


Hopefully nothing... It is fine the way it is...

#79 Cruzer

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 01:19 PM

Then again, who cares about baseball.

 

What have they done to speed up the game? 

 

:sleep:

The onslaught of pitching changes is killing the game. Sometimes it's unbearable - which in turn leads to unwatchable.



#80 Mungwater

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 01:27 PM

I read somewhere that there will be only six trips to the mound visits without a pitching change per game. That includes any player leaving their spot to talk to him, including the catcher.

Its going to be interesting, Willson Contreras makes a ton of mound visits..